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Operator’s Manual
Track Drive Snow Thrower — 728 TDE
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
Form No. 769-08170
(May 7, 2012)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Cub Cadet Snow Thrower. It was
carefully engineered to provide excellent performance when
properly operated and maintained.
If applicable, the power testing information used to establish
the power rating of the engine equipped on this machine can be
found at www.opei.org or the engine manufacturer’s web site.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone your local Cub Cadet dealer or contact us directly. Cub
Cadet’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website address
and mailing address can be found on this page. We want to
ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. We reserve
the right to change product specifications, designs and
equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position.
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related
issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications,
warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with your
machine, for more information.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices......................................... 3
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 7
Controls....................................................................12
Operation.................................................................15
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................16
Service......................................................................19
Troubleshooting..................................................... 23
Replacement Parts................................................. 24
Attachments........................................................... 25
Warranty...................................................Back Cover
Record Product Information
Model Number
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. You can locate the
model plate by standing at the operator’s position and looking
down at the rear of the frame. This information will be necessary,
should you seek technical support via our web site, Customer
Support Department, or with a local authorized service dealer.
Serial Number
Product Registration and Customer Support
Please register your product on our website, www.cubcadet.com.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this machine, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Write to Cub Cadet LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
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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 this machine. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury.
When you see this symbol. HEED ITS WARNING!
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
WARNING! Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating fingers, hands,
toes and feet and throwing foreign objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
Training
Preparation
1.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for ordering replacement
parts.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used.
Remove all doormats, newspapers, sleds, boards, wires and other
foreign objects, which could be tripped over or thrown by the
auger/impeller.
2.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
3.
1.
Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation
and while performing an adjustment or repair to protect
your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can cause serious
injury to the eyes.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and be trained and supervised by an
adult.
2.
Do not operate without wearing adequate winter outer
garments. Do not wear jewelry, long scarves or other loose
clothing, which could become entangled in moving parts.
Wear footwear which will improve footing on slippery
surfaces.
4.
Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper
instruction.
3.
Use a grounded three-wire extension cord and receptacle
for all machines with electric start engines.
5.
Thrown objects can cause serious personal injury. Plan
your snow-throwing pattern to avoid discharge of material
toward roads, bystanders and the like.
4.
Adjust auger housing height to clear gravel or crushed rock
surfaces.
6.
Keep bystanders, pets and children at least 75 feet from the
machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
5.
Disengage all control levers before starting the engine.
6.
7.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling, especially
when operating in reverse.
Never attempt to make any adjustments while engine is
running, except where specifically recommended in the
operator’s manual.
7.
Let engine and machine adjust to outdoor temperature
before starting to clear snow.
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Safe Handling of Gasoline
5.
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme care
in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can occur when
gasoline is spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless
and deadly gas.
6.
Do not operate machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
7.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch. Keep children away.
a.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
b.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
8.
Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing
gravel surfaces. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic.
c.
Never fuel machine indoors.
9.
d.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is
hot or running.
Exercise caution when changing direction and while
operating on slopes. Do not operate on steep slopes.
10.
e.
Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
refueling.
Plan your snow-throwing pattern to avoid discharge
towards windows, walls, cars etc. Thus, avoiding possible
property damage or personal injury caused by a ricochet.
f.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½
inch below bottom of filler neck to provide space for
fuel expansion.
11.
Never direct discharge at children, bystanders and pets or
allow anyone in front of the machine.
12.
Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to clear
snow at too fast of a rate.
13.
Never operate this machine without good visibility or light.
Always be sure of your footing and keep a firm hold on the
handles. Walk, never run.
14.
Disengage power to the auger/impeller when transporting
or not in use.
15.
Never operate machine at high transport speeds on
slippery surfaces. Look down and behind and use care
when backing up.
g.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
h.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
equipment. Move machine to another area. Wait 5
minutes before starting the engine.
i.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light
(e.g. furnace, water heater, space heater, clothes
dryer etc.).
j.
Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before
storing.
16.
k.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from your vehicle
before filling.
If the machine should start to vibrate abnormally, stop
the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and ground it
against the engine. Inspect thoroughly for damage. Repair
any damage before starting and operating.
17.
If possible, remove gas-powered equipment from
the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this
is not possible, then refuel such equipment on a
trailer with a portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
Disengage all control levers and stop engine before you
leave the operating position (behind the handles). Wait
until the auger/impeller comes to a complete stop before
unclogging the chute assembly, making any adjustments,
or inspections.
18.
Never put your hand in the discharge or collector openings.
Always use the clean-out tool provided to unclog the
discharge opening. Do not unclog chute assembly while
engine is running. Shut off engine and remain behind
handles until all moving parts have stopped before
unclogging.
19.
Use only attachments and accessories approved by the
manufacturer (e.g. wheel weights, tire chains, cabs etc.).
20.
When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance
is felt, then pull rapidly. Rapid retraction of starter cord
(kickback) will pull hand and arm toward engine faster than
you can let go. Broken bones, fractures, bruises or sprains
could result.
21.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgment. Contact Customer Support for
assistance and the name of your nearest servicing dealer.
l.
m. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel
tank or container opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
Operation
1.
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Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts, in the auger/
impeller housing or chute assembly. Contact with the
rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
2.
The auger/impeller control lever is a safety device. Never
bypass its operation. Doing so makes the machine unsafe
and may cause personal injury.
3.
The control levers must operate easily in both directions
and automatically return to the disengaged position when
released.
4.
Never operate with a missing or damaged chute assembly.
Keep all safety devices in place and working.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute
Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge
chute is the most common cause of injury associated with snow
throwers. Never use your hand to clean out the discharge chute.
To clear the chute:
1.
SHUT THE ENGINE OFF!
2.
Wait 10 seconds to be sure the impeller blades have
stopped rotating.
3.
Always use a clean-out tool, not your hands.
Maintenance & Storage
1.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly. Refer to the maintenance and
adjustment sections of this manual.
2.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting machine
disengage all control levers and stop the engine. Wait until
the auger/impeller come to a complete stop. Disconnect
the spark plug wire and ground against the engine to
prevent unintended starting.
3.
Check bolts and screws for proper tightness at frequent
intervals to keep the machine in safe working condition.
Also, visually inspect machine for any damage.
4.
Do not change the engine governor setting or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
5.
Snow thrower shave plates and skid shoes are subject to
wear and damage. For your safety protection, frequently
check all components and replace with original equipment
manufacturer’s (OEM) parts only. “Use of parts which do
not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to
improper performance and compromise safety!”
6.
Check control levers periodically to verify they engage
and disengage properly and adjust, if necessary. Refer
to the adjustment section in this operator’s manual for
instructions.
7.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
8.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
9.
Prior to storing, run machine a few minutes to clear snow
from machine and prevent freeze up of auger/impeller.
10.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside where
there is an open flame, spark or pilot light such as a water
heater, furnace, clothes dryer etc.
11.
Always refer to the operator’s manual for proper
instructions on off-season storage.
12.
Check fuel line, tank, cap, and fittings frequently for cracks
or leaks. Replace if necessary.
13.
Do not crank engine with spark plug removed.
14.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
this product has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years,
or 60 hours of operation. At the end of the Average Useful
Life have the machine inspected annually by an authorized
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety
systems are working properly and not worn excessively.
Failure to do so can result in accidents, injuries or death.
Do not modify engine
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory setting of engine governor.
Notice Regarding Emissions
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and
may include the following emission control systems: Engine
Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC), Secondary Air
Injection (SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
Spark Arrestor
WARNING! This machine 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 arrestor
meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrestor 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 arrestor for the muffler is available through your
nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service
department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate
WARNING— ROTATING BLADES
Keep hands out of inlet and discharge openings while machine is running. There are rotating
blades inside
WARNING— ROTATING BLADES
Keep hands out of inlet and discharge openings while machine is running. There are rotating
blades inside
WARNING— ROTATING AUGER
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts, in the auger/impeller housing or chute
assembly. Contact with the rotating parts can amputate hands and feet.
WARNING—THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw objects which can cause serious personal injury.
WARNING—GASOLINE IS FLAMMABLE
Allow the engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling.
WARNING— CARBON MONOXIDE
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas.
WARNING— ELECTRICAL SHOCK
Do not use the engine’s electric starter in the rain
WARNING— HOT SURFACE
Engine parts, especially the muffler, become extremely hot during operation. Allow engine
and muffler to cool before touching.
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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Crate
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One Snow Thrower
•
Two Replacement Auger Shear Pins
•
One Chute Assembly
•
One Snow Thrower Operator’s
Manual
•
One Product Registration Card
•
One Chute Control Rod
•
One Engine Manual
Assembly
Handle
1.
Place the shift lever in the Forward-6 position
2.
Remove the lower plastic wing nut and carriage bolt from
each side of the upper handle; then raise the upper handle
assembly until it snaps over the lower handle. See Figure
3-1.
Figure 3-2
Chute Control Head
Chute Support
Bracket
Figure 3-1
NOTE: Make certain the cables are seated properly in the
roller guides. See Figure 3-2.
3.
4.
Looking beneath the handle panel, check that all of the
cables (steering, auger, shift, and drive) are properly routed
and not pinched or kinked.
Secure the handle by tightening the plastic knob located
on both the left and right sides of the handle. Remove
and discard any rubber bands, if present. They are for
packaging purposes only.
Chute Assembly
1.
Chute
Remove cotter pin, wing nut and hex screw from chute
control head. Remove clevis pin and bow-tie cotter pin
from chute support bracket. See Figure 3-3.
Chute Base
Figure 3-3
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2.
Insert chute control rod into chute control head. Push rod
as far into chute control head as possible, keeping the
holes in the rod pointing upward. See Figure 3-4.
4.
Squeeze the trigger on the joystick and rotate the chute by
hand to face forward. The holes in the chute control input
will be facing up. See Figure 3-6.
NOTE: The chute will not rotate without squeezing the
trigger on the joystick.
Chute Control
Input
Top View
Figure 3-4
3.
Place chute onto chute base and ensure chute control
rod is positioned under the handle panel. Install hex bolt
previously removed but do not secure with wing nut at this
time. See Figure 3-5.
Figure 3-6
5.
Rotate the joystick to the one o’clock position so that the
silver indicator arrow on the pinion gear below the control
panel faces upward. See Figure 3-7.
Figure 3-5
Figure 3-7
NOTE: The joystick will be angled slightly to the right at the
one o’clock position. See “Top View” in Figure 3-6.
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Section 2— Assembly & Set-Up
6.
Insert the chute control rod into the pinion gear below the
joystick. Make sure to line up the hole in the rod with the
arrow on the pinion gear. See Figure 3-8.
8.
Finish securing chute control head to chute support
bracket with wing nut, clevis pin, and bow-tie cotter pin
removed in step 1. See Figure 3-3.
NOTE: The chute control rod will fit snugly into the pinion
gear. Support the rear of the dash panel with one hand
while inserting the rod with your other hand to ensure the
rod is inserted all the way into the pinion gear.
9.
Check that all cables are properly routed through the cable
guide on top of the engine. See Figure 3-10.
NOTE: The hole is a reference for aligning the rod with the
indicator arrow on the pinion gear, and will be visible after
the rod has been inserted.
NOTE: For smoothest operation, the cables should all be to
the left of the hex rod.
Figure 3-10
Figure 3-8
7.
Push the chute control rod toward the control panel until
the hole in the rod lines up with the hole in the chute
control input closest to the chute control head and insert
the cotter pin. See Figure 3-9.
NOTE: The second hole is used to achieve further
engagement of the rod into the pinion gear if required.
Refer to page 18 for Chute Control Rod adjustments.
Set-Up
Shear Pins
A pair of replacement auger shear pins and bow tie cotter pins
are included with your snow thrower in the manual bag. Store
them in your snow thrower’s dash panel until needed. See
Figure 3-11.
Figure 3-11
Figure 3-9
Section 2 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Chute Clean-Out Tool
Adjustments
The chute clean-out tool is fastened to the top of the auger
housing with a mounting clip and a cable tie at the factory. Cut
the cable tie before operating the snow thrower. See Figure 3-12.
Skid Shoes
The snow thrower skid shoes are adjusted upward at the factory
for shipping purposes. Adjust them downward, if desired, prior
to operating the snow thrower.
CAUTION: It is not recommended that you operate
this snow thrower on gravel as it can easily pick up
and throw loose gravel, causing personal injury or
damage to the snow thrower and surrounding
property.
Chute Clean-Out Tool
For close snow removal on a smooth surface, raise the skid shoes
higher on the auger housing.
Use a middle or lower position when the area to be cleared is
uneven, such as a gravel driveway
NOTE: If you choose to operate the snow thrower on a gravel
surface, keep the skid shoes in position for maximum clearance
between the ground and the shave plate.
To adjust the skid shoes:
1.
Loosen the four hex nuts (two on each side) and carriage
bolts. Move the skid shoes to the desired position. See
Figure 3-13.
2.
Make certain the entire bottom surface of the skid shoe is
against the ground to avoid uneven wear on the skid shoes.
3.
Retighten the nuts and bolts securely.
Figure 3-12
Figure 3-13
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Section 2— Assembly & Set-Up
Auger Control
WARNING! Prior to operating your snow thrower,
carefully read and follow all the instructions below.
Perform all adjustments to verify your snow thrower
is operating safely and properly.
Check the adjustment of the auger control as follows:
1.
When the auger control is released and in the disengaged
“up” position, the cable should have very little slack. It
should NOT be tight.
2.
In a well-ventilated area, start the snow thrower engine.
Refer to your Engine Operator’s Manual.
3.
While standing in the operator’s position (behind the snow
thrower), engage the auger.
4.
Allow the auger to remain engaged for approximately ten
(10) seconds before releasing the auger control. Repeat this
several times.
5.
With the throttle control in the FAST (rabbit) position and
the auger control in the disengaged “up” position, walk to
the front of the machine.
6.
Confirm that the auger has completely stopped rotating
and shows NO signs of motion.
IMPORTANT: If the auger shows ANY signs of rotating,
immediately return to the operator’s position and shut off the
engine as instructed in the Engine Operator’s Manual. Wait for
ALL moving parts to stop before readjusting the auger control.
7.
To readjust the control cable, loosen the hex jam nut on the
auger control cable “Z” fitting.
8.
Thread the ferrule without turning the cable onto the “Z”
fitting until there is no slack in the cable. See Figure 3-14.
Do not overtighten the cable. Hold the flats on the ferrule
with pliers and tighten the jam nut against the ferrule.
Figure 3-14
9.
Repeat steps 2 through 6 above to verify proper
adjustment has been achieved.
Section 2 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Controls and Features
Track Lock Lever
Drive Control
Chute Directional
Control
Auger Control
Shift Lever
Headlight
Heated Grips
Steering Trigger
Control
Chute Assembly
Chute Clean
Out Tool
Skid Shoe
Augers
Figure 4-1
WARNING! Read, understand, and follow all
instructions and warnings on the machine and in
this manual before operating.
Shift Lever
The shift lever is located in the right side of the handle panel and
is used to determine both the ground speed and direction of
travel. It can be moved into any of eight positions.
Forward
Your snow thrower has six forward (F) speeds, with position
number one (1) being the slowest.
Headlight
The headlight is on whenever the engine is running.
Heated Grip
CAUTION: It is recommended that you wear
gloves when using the heated grip. If the heated
grip becomes too hot, turn it off.
ON
OFF
Reverse
Your snow thrower has two reverse (R) speeds, with position
number one (1) being the slowest.
NOTE: Always release the drive control before changing speeds.
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To activate the heated grips, move the switch found on the rear
of the dash panel into the ON position.
To turn off the heated grips, move the switch found on the rear
of the dash panel to the OFF position.
Skid Shoe
Track Steering Controls
The space between the shave plate and the ground can be
adjusted by positioning the skid shoes. Refer to Skid Shoe
Adjustment on page 10.
Track Drive Control / Auger Clutch Lock
The track drive control is located on the right handle. Squeeze
the control grip against the handle to engage the track drive.
Release to stop.
NOTE: Always release the drive control before changing speeds.
Failure to do so will result in increased wear on your machine’s
drive system.
The drive control also locks the auger control so that you can
operate the chute control handle without interrupting the snow
throwing process. If the auger control is engaged simultaneously
with the drive control, the operator can release the auger control
(on the left handle) and the augers will remain engaged. Release
both controls to stop the augers and the track drive.
The left and right track steering controls are located on the
underside of the handles and they are used to assist in steering
the snow thrower. Squeeze the right track control when turning
right, squeeze the left control when turning left. Operate your
snow thrower in open areas until you become familiar with these
controls.
NOTE: It is easier to maneuver a non-running snow thrower with
both track steering controls held in simultaneously.
Chute Directional Control
Auger Control
The auger control is located on the left handle. Squeeze the
control grip against the handle to engage the augers and start
snow throwing action. Release to stop.
Augers
When engaged, the augers rotate and draw snow into the auger
housing.
Chute Assembly
The chute directional control is located on the left side of the
dash panel.
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To change the direction in which snow is thrown, squeeze
the button on the joystick and pivot the joy-stick to the
right or to the left.
•
To change the angle/distance which snow is thrown, pivot
the joystick forward or backward.
Snow drawn into the auger housing is discharged out the chute
assembly.
Section 4 — Controls and Features
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Track Lock Lever
The track lock lever is located on the right side
of the snow thrower and is used to select the
position of the auger housing and the method
of track operation. Move the lever to the right,
then forward or backward to one of the three
positions.
Transport
Raises the front end of the snow thrower for
easy transport. Using proper caution, this
position may also be used on many gravel
driveways to clear snow while leaving gravel
undisturbed.
Normal Snow
Allows the tracks to be suspended
independently for continuous ground contact.
Packed Snow
Locks the front end of the snow thrower down
to the ground for hard-packed or icy snow
conditions.
Chute Clean-Out Tool
WARNING! Never use your hands to clear a
clogged chute assembly. Shut off engine and remain
behind handles until all moving parts have stopped
before unclogging.
The chute clean-out tool is conveniently fastened to the rear of
the auger housing with a mounting clip. Should snow and ice
become lodged in the chute assembly during operation, proceed
as follows to safely clean the chute assembly and chute opening:
1.
Release both the Auger Control and the Drive Control.
2.
Stop the engine as instructed in the Engine Operator’s
Manual. Remove the key.
3.
Remove the clean-out tool from the clip which secures it to
the rear of the auger housing.
4.
Use the shovel-shaped end of the clean-out tool to
dislodge and scoop any snow and ice which has formed in
and near the chute assembly.
5.
Refasten the clean-out tool to the mounting clip on
the rear of the auger housing, reinsert the key and start
the snow thrower’s engine as instructed in the Engine
Operator’s Manual.
While standing in the operator’s position (behind the snow
thrower), engage the auger control for a few seconds to clear any
remaining snow and ice from the chute assembly.
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Operation
Starting and Stopping the Engine
Set Track Position
Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual packed with your snow
thrower for instructions on starting and stopping the engine.
Move the track lock lever to the right, then forward or backward
to one of the three positions. See Figure 5-2.
To Engage Drive
NOTE: When positioning the track lock lever into one of the three
operating locations, apply a downward force on the right handle
with your left hand while you shift the track lock lever into the
desired position with your right hand.
1.
With the throttle control in the Fast (rabbit) position, move
the shift lever into one of the six forward (F) positions or
two reverse (R) positions. Select a speed appropriate for
the snow conditions and a pace you are comfortable with.
2.
Squeeze the drive control against the handle and the snow
thrower will move. Release it and the drive motion will
stop.
Top View
To Engage Augers
To engage the augers and start throwing snow, squeeze the
auger control against the left handle. Release to stop the augers.
To Steer
With the drive control engaged, squeeze the right steering
trigger control to turn right. Squeeze the left steering trigger
control to turn left.
Packed Snow
Track
Lock
Lever
Normal Snow
Transport
Engage Heated Grips
To activate the heated grips, move the switch found on the rear
of the dash panel into the ON position. See Figure 5-1.
CAUTION: It is recommended that you wear
gloves when using the heated grip. If the heated
grip becomes too hot, turn it off.
Figure 5-2
Figure 5-1
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Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance
2.
Engine
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing the self-tapping screws which secure
it. Refer to Figure 6-2.
Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual.
Shave Plate and Skid Shoes
The shave plate and skid shoes on the bottom of the snow
thrower are subject to wear. They should be checked periodically
and replaced when necessary.
NOTE: Deluxe skid shoes have two wear edges. When one side
wears out, they can be rotated 180° to use the other edge.
To remove the skid shoes:
1.
Remove the four carriage bolts and hex flange nuts which
secure them to the snow thrower.
2.
Reassemble the new skid shoes with the four carriage bolts
(two on each side) and hex flange nuts. Refer to Figure 6-1.
NOTE: Tracks removed for clarity
Figure 6-2
3.
Apply a light coating of engine oil (or 3-in-1 oil) to the hex
shaft. See Figure 6-3.
Friction Wheel
Gear (Hex) Shaft
NOTE: Augers not shown for clarity.
Figure 6-1
To remove the shave plate:
1.
Remove the carriage bolts and hex nuts which attach it to
the auger housing.
2.
Reassemble new shave plate, making sure heads of carriage
bolts are to the inside of housing. Tighten securely. Refer to
Figure 6-1.
Lubrication
Gear Shaft
The gear (hex) shaft should be lubricated at least once a season
or after every twenty-five (25) hours of operation.
1.
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Run fuel tank dry, then carefully pivot the snow thrower up
and forward so that it rests on the auger housing.
Figure 6-3
NOTE: When lubricating the hex shaft, be careful not to get
any oil on the aluminum drive plate or the rubber friction
wheel. Doing so will hinder the snow thrower’s drive
system. Wipe off any excess or spilled oil.
Auger Shaft
Auger Control
At least once a season, remove the shear pins from the auger
shaft. Spray lubricant inside the shaft and around the spacers and
the flange bearings found at either end of the shaft. See Figure
6-4.
Refer to the Assembly and Set-up section for instructions on
adjusting the auger control cable.
Skid Shoes
Refer to the Assembly and Set-up section for instructions on
adjusting the skid shoes.
Track Tension
Shear Pin
Over time the track can stretch. Adjust the track tension as
follows (See Figure 6-6):
Track Side Plate
Flange Lock Nut
Bow-Tie Cotter Pin
Figure 6-4
“J” Bolt
Adjustments
Shift Cable
Front Track
Idler Wheel
If the full range of speeds (forward and reverse) cannot be
achieved adjust the shift cable as follows:
1.
Place the shift lever in the fastest forward speed position.
2.
Loosen the hex nut on the shift cable index bracket. See
Figure 6-5.
Hex Nut
Figure 6-6
1.
Loosen the hex nuts on the front track idler wheels on each
side of the snow thrower.
2.
Tighten the flange lock nut on the front of the track side
plate. This pulls the “J” bolts attached to the axle and
tightens the tracks.
3.
Tighten the hex nuts on the front track idler wheels.
Figure 6-5
3.
Pivot the bracket downward to take up slack in the cable.
4.
Retighten the hex nut.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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Drive Control
Chute Directional Control
When the drive control is released and in the disengaged “up”
position, the cable should have very little slack. It should NOT be
tight.
To adjust the chute control rod, proceed as follows:
1.
NOTE: If excessive slack is present in the drive cable or if the snow
thrower’s drive is disengaging intermittently during operation,
the cable may be in need of adjustment.
Remove the cotter pin from the hole closest to the chute
assembly on the chute rotation assembly.
2.
Pull out the chute control rod until the hole in it lines up
with the second hole in the chute rotation assembly. See
Figure 6-8.
Check the adjustment of the drive control as follows:
1.
With the drive control released, push the snow thrower
gently forward. The unit should roll freely.
2.
Engage the drive control and gently attempt to push the
snow thrower forward. The tracks should not turn. The unit
should not roll freely.
3.
With the drive control released, move the shift lever back
and forth between the R2 position and the F6 position
several times. There should be no resistance in the shift
lever.
If any of the above tests failed, the drive cable is in need of
adjustment. Proceed as follows:
1.
Shut off the engine as instructed in the separate engine
manual.
2.
Loosen the hex jam nut on the drive control cable “Z”
fitting.
3.
Thread the ferrule without turning the cable onto the “Z”
fitting until there is no slack in the cable. See Figure 6-7. Do
not overtighten the cable. Hold the flats on the ferrule with
pliers and tighten the jam nut against the ferrule.
Figure 6-8
3.
Reinsert the cotter pin through this hole and the chute
control rod. See Figure 6-8.
Off-Season Storage
If the snow thrower will not be used for 30 days or longer, follow
the storage instructions below.
1.
Run the engine until the fuel tank is empty and it stops due
to lack of fuel. Do not attempt to pour fuel from the engine.
2.
Lubricate the machine as instructed earlier in this section.
3.
Store in a clean, dry area.
4.
If storing the snow thrower in an unventilated area,
rustproof the machine using a light oil or silicone to coat
the snow thrower.
5.
Clean the exterior of the engine and the snow thrower.
NOTE: Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual for information on
storing your engine.
Figure 6-7
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4.
Rotate the coupling end of the cable counterclockwise to
provide more slack or clockwise to decrease the slack in the
cable.
5.
Retighten the hex jam nut. See Figure 6-7.
6.
Check the adjustment of the drive control as described
above to verify proper adjustment has been achieved.
Section 6— Maintenance & Adjustments
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Service
Belt Replacement
4.
Auger Belt
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing the self-tapping screws which secure
it. See Figure 7-2.
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove both belts in order to change
either one. If changing just one belt, be certain to check the
condition of the other belt.
1.
Allow the engine to run until it is out of fuel. Do not
attempt to pour fuel from the engine. Remove the key to
avoid unintended starting.
2.
Remove the plastic belt cover at the front of the engine by
removing the two self-tapping screws. See Figure 7-1.
NOTE: Tracks removed for clarity
Figure 7-2
5.
Roll the auger belt off the engine pulley. See Figure 7-3.
Figure 7-1
3.
Tip the snow thrower up and forward so that it rests on its
auger housing.
Figure 7-3
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6.
Unhook the idler spring from the hex bolt on the auger
housing. See Figure 7-4.
Stop Bolt
Hex Bolt
Drive Belt
To remove and replace your snow thrower’s drive belt, proceed
as follows:
1.
To prevent spillage, remove all fuel from tank by running
engine until it stops. Do not attempt to pour fuel from the
engine.
2.
Remove the plastic belt cover on the front of the engine by
removing the two self-tapping screws. Refer to Figure 7-1.
3.
Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it
rests on the auger housing.
4.
Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow
thrower by removing self-tapping screws which secure it.
Refer to Figure 7-2.
5.
To remove the belt from the pulleys proceed as follows:
a.
Roll the auger belt off the engine pulley.
b.
Pivot the idler pulley toward the right. See Figure
7-6.
Idler Spring
Figure 7-4
7.
C
Lift the auger belt from the auger pulley, and slip belt
between the support bracket and the auger pulley. See
Figure 7-5.
A
B
Support
Bracket
Auger Pulley
Figure 7-6
c.
6.
Auger
Belt
Figure 7-5
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8.
Replace auger drive belt by following instructions in
reverse order.
9.
Repeat the Auger Control Test on page 11.
Section 7 — Service
Lift the drive belt off engine pulley.
Back out the stop bolt until the support bracket rests on
the auger pulley. See Figure 7-4.
7.
Slip the drive belt off the pulley and between friction
wheel and drive pulley. See Figure 7-7.
Sprocket
Friction Wheel Removal
The rubber on the friction wheel is subject to wear and should be
checked after 25 hours of operation, and periodically thereafter.
Replace the friction wheel rubber if any signs of wear or cracking
are found.
1.
Allow the engine to run until it is out of fuel. Do not
attempt to pour fuel from the engine.
2.
Tip the snow thrower up and forward, so that it rests on the
housing.
3.
Remove the self-tapping screws from the frame cover
underneath the snow thrower.
4.
Using a 3⁄4” wrench to hold the gear shaft, remove the hex
bolt and bell washer on the left end of the gear shaft. See
Figure 7-8 and Figure 7-9.
NOTE: Tracks removed for clarity
Drive Belt
Drive Pulley
Figure 7-7
8.
Remove and replace belt in the reverse order.
NOTE: Engaging the drive control will ease re-assembly of
the belt.
9.
Reinstall the stop bolt.
Figure 7-8
5.
Move the gear shaft to the right and slide the friction wheel
assembly from the shaft. See Figure 7-9.
Gear Shaft
Friction Wheel
Assembly
Figure 7-9
Section 7 — Service
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6.
If replacing the entire assembly, put the new friction wheel
assembly in place and follow the steps in reverse to reassemble. Repeat the drive control test on page 18.
If you only want to replace the friction wheel rubber,
continue with step 7.
NOTE: Make sure to install the gear shaft through the
sprocket shown in Figure 7-7. If the sprocket fell from
the snow thrower while removing the hex shaft, place
the sprocket on the hex shaft. Position the hex hub of
the sprocket toward the friction wheel when sliding the
sprocket onto the shaft. See Figure 7-7.
7.
Remove the four screws from the friction wheel assembly.
See Figure 7-10.
Screws
Side Plates
10.
Position the friction wheel assembly up onto the pin of
the shift rod assembly, and slide the shaft through the
assembly. See Figure 7-9. Reassemble in reverse order.
NOTE: Make sure to install the gear shaft through the
sprocket shown in Figure 7-7. If the sprocket fell from
the snow thrower while removing the hex shaft, place
the sprocket on the hex shaft. Position the hex hub of
the sprocket toward the friction wheel when sliding the
sprocket onto the shaft. See Figure 7-7.
11.
Repeat the drive control test on page 18.
Replacing Shear Pins
The augers are secured to the spiral shaft with shear pins and
bow-tie cotter pins. If the auger should strike a foreign object or
ice jam, the snow thrower is designed so that the pins may shear.
If the augers will not turn, check to see if the pins have sheared.
See Figure 7-11.
Rubber
Ring
Figure 7-10
8.
Remove the friction wheel rubber from between the
friction wheel plates.
9.
Reassemble new friction wheel rubber to the friction wheel
plates and hub, tightening the four screws in rotation and
with equal force (between 6 ft.-lbs. and 9 ft.-lbs.).
NOTE: When reassembling the friction wheel assembly,
make sure that the rubber ring is centered and seated
properly between the side plates. Tighten each screw
only one rotation before turning the wheel clockwise
and proceeding with the next screw. Repeat this process
several times to ensure the plates are secured with equal
force (between 6 ft-lbs and 9 ft-lbs).
NOTE: Make sure the shift lever pin is in place in the
bearing housing. See Figure 7-9 inset.
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Section 7 — Service
Figure 7-11
CAUTION: NEVER replace the auger shear pins
with anything other than OEM Part No. 738-04124A
replacement shear pins. Any damage to the auger
gearbox or other components as a result of failing to
do so will NOT be covered by your snow thrower’s
warranty.
WARNING! Always turn off the snow thrower’s
engine and remove the key prior to replacing shear
pins.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine fails to start
Cause
Remedy
1. Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel.
1. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. Fuel
becomes stale after thirty days.
2. Blocked fuel line.
2. Clean the fuel line.
3. Choke not in the RUN position.
3. Move choke control to RUN position
4. Faulty spark plug.
4. Clean, adjust gap or replace.
5. Key not in ignition switch on engine.
5. Insert the key fully into the switch.
6. Spark plug wire disconnected.
6. Connect spark plug wire.
7. Primer button not being used properly.
7. Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual.
1. Engine running on CHOKE.
1. Move choke control to RUN position.
2. Fuel line blocked or stale fuel.
2. Clean fuel line and fill tank with fresh clean,
gasoline.
3. Water or dirt in fuel system.
3. Run engine until it stops. Refill with fresh fuel.
4. Carburetor out of adjustment.
4. Contact an authorized service center.
5. Over-governed engine.
5. Contact an authorized service center.
1. Spark plug wire loose.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
2. Gas cap vent hole plugged.
2. Remove ice and snow from gas cap. Be
certain vent hole is clear.
Excessive vibration
1. Loose parts or damaged auger.
1. Stop the engine immediately and disconnect
the spark plug wire. Tighten all bolts and
nuts. If vibration continues, have the snow
thrower serviced by an authorized service
dealer.
Snow Thrower fails to
propel itself
1. Drive control cable in need of adjustment.
1. Adjust drive control cable. Refer to
Maintenance & Adjustments Section.
2. Drive belt loose or damaged.
2. Replace drive belt. Refer to the Service
Section.
3. Friction wheel worn.
3. Replace the friction wheel.
1. Chute assembly clogged.
1. Stop engine and disconnect spark plug wire.
Clean chute and inside of auger housing with
clean-out tool or a stick.
2. Shear pin(s) sheared.
2. Replace shear pin(s).
3. Foreign object lodged in auger.
3. Stop engine immediately and disconnect
spark plug wire. Remove object from auger.
4. Auger control cable in need of adjustment.
4. Adjust auger control cable. Refer to the
Maintenance & Adjustments Section.
5. Auger belt loose or damaged.
5. Refer to Service Section.
1. Chute assembled incorrectly.
1. Unassemble chute control and reassemble as
directed in the Assembly section.
Engine running erratically/
inconsistent RPM (hunting
or surging)
Loss of power
Snow Thrower fails to
discharge snow
Chute fails to easily rotate
180 degrees
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Replacement Parts
Component
Part Number and Description
954-04195
954-04201A
Auger Drive Belt
Wheel Drive Belt
684-04159
935-04054
Friction Wheel Assembly
Friction Wheel Rubber
725-1629
Lamp, 12 Volt
738-04124A
714-04040
Shear Pin, 1.50
Bow-tie Cotter Pin
731-06931
Skid Shoe, Deluxe
931-2643
Chute Clean-out Tool
790-00118
790-00145
Shave Plate, 28”
Stainless Steel Shave Plate, 28”
731-05632
Key
951-10292
Spark Plug
Contact your Cub Cadet dealer to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and serial
number ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.cubcadet.com.
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Attachments & Accessories
The following attachments and accessories are available for your Cub Cadet snow thrower. Contact your Cub Cadet dealer for
information regarding compatibility, price and availability (have your full model number and serial number ready).
Model Number
929-0071A
Description
Extension Cord, 110V
OEM-390-679
Drift Cutter Kit
OEM-390-995
Snow Thrower Protective Cover
490-241-0010
Polymer Skid Shoe Kit
490-241-0013
Snow Thrower Maintenance Kit
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Notes
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Section 11 — Notes
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CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
SNOW THROWERS
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States,
its possessions and territories, and by MTD Products Limited with
respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canada and/or its
territories and possessions.
This warranty is in addition to any applicable emissions warranty
provided with your product.
For non-commercial use: Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding
Normal Wear Parts, as described below) against defects in material
and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of
original retail purchase or lease.
For commercial uses and applications: Cub Cadet warrants this
product (excluding Normal Wear Parts, as described below) against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from
the date of original retail purchase or lease.
“Cub Cadet” will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any
part found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This limited
warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and
maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with
the product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, neglect,
accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire,
water, or damage because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage
resulting from the installation or use of any part, accessory or
attachment not approved by Cub Cadet for use with the product(s)
covered by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting
damage.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of
purchase. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items
such as: belts, skid shoes, shave plates and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service
dealer. To locate the dealer in your area:
In the U.S.A.
To locate the dealer in your area, check your Yellow Pages, or contact
Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or
call 1-877-282-8684, or log on to our Web site at www.cubcadet.
com.
In Canada
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, or call
1-800-668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.
com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following
cases:
b. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their
respective possessions and territories, except those sold through
Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution.
c. Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet parts.
d. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
e. Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the
applicable period of express written warranty above as to the
parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written
or oral, except as mentioned above, given by any person or
entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any product,
shall bind Cub Cadet. During the period of the warranty, the
exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set
forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Cub Cadet shall not be
liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage including,
without limitation, expenses incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services or for rental expenses to temporarily
replace a warranted product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply
to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount
of the purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety
features of the product shall void this warranty. You assume the
risk and liability for loss, damage, or injury to you and your property
and/or to others and their property arising out of the misuse or
inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the
original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a
gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary in different jurisdictions.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to
obtain warranty coverage.
a. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments,
deck adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish
due to use or exposure.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1-877-282-8684
MTD Canada Limited - KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238
GDOC-100160 REV. A
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