Cub Cadet GTX1054 Lawn Mower User Manual

Safe Operation
Practices • Set-Up • Operation
• Maintenance
ATOR S
Hydrostatic
• Service • Troubleshooting
• Warranty
ANUAL
Garden Tractor m GTX1054
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHiO 44136-0019
PrintedIn USA
FormNo.769-05510
(January4, 2010)
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Safe Operation
Practices ........................................
3
Service ....................................................................
23
Assembly & Set-Up ..................................................
Con trois ...................................................................
9
12
Troubleshooting
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Attachments
& Accessories ...................................
30
3I
Operation
13
Replacement
32
19
Warranty
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Maintenance
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ImportantSafeOperationPractices
WARNING!
This symbol
could endanger
points
the personal
all instructions
safety and/or
in this manual
with these instructions
out important
before
property
attempting
may result in personal
When you see this symbol.
safety instructions
of yourself
to operate
which,
if not followed,
and others.
this machine.
Read and follow
Failure to comply
injury.
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
,A
WARNING!
compounds,
Battery
harm.
posts, terminals,
chemicals
known
and related
to the State of California
this manual.
operator
was built to be operated
As with any type of power
objects.
serious injury
or death.
Failure to observe
Read, understand,
future
and follow
all instructions
and operate.
Keep this manual
reference
in a safe place for
and for ordering
replacement
7.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
Never allow adults to operate
instruction.
To help avoid blade contact
hands and feet
could
result in
inspect the area where the equipment
or a thrown
without
object
objects
which
Plan your mowing
is to be
could be picked up and thrown
objects
pattern
roads, sidewalks,
avoid discharging
by
can cause serious personal
to avoid discharge
bystanders
material
8.
injury,
10.
operation
and while
performing
to protect
your eyes. Thrown
during
an adjustment
objects
which
back
or repair
ricochet
can
Wear sturdy, rough-soled
work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Loose fitting clothes and jewelry can be
caught in movable parts. Never operate
bare feet or sandals.
this machine
Be aware of the mower
discharge
without
proper
11.
to ricochet
to the eyes.
and attachment
and do not point it at anyone.
enters the area.
material
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles
cause serious injury
proper
of material
and the like. Also,
against a wall or obstruction
which may cause discharged
toward the operator.
9.
this machine
keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet
from the machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone
in
injury.
toward
by an adult.
5_
of amputating
safety instructions
Thoroughly
practices
or error on the part of the
the blade(s). Thrown
the instructions
and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and should be trained and supervised
4.
is capable
foreign
to
quickly.
3.
carelessness
the following
on the
attempting
parts.
2.
to the safe operation
used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys, and other
and in the manual(s) before
and regular
equipment,
6.
GeneralOperation
assemble
lead and lead
to cause cancer and reproductive
according
can result in serious injury. This machine
and throwing
machine
contain
harm. Wash hands after handling
DANGER! This machine
1.
accessories
the discharge
Do not operate
in
direction
the mower
cover or entire grass catcher
in its
place.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the
cutting deck. Contact with the blade(s) can amputate
hands and feet.
12. Amissing
ordamaged
discharge
cover
cancause
blade
Slope Operation
contact
orthrown
object
injuries.
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over
13. Stoptheblade(s)
whencrossing
gravel
drives,
walks,
or
accidents which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes
roads
andwhilenotcutting
grass.
require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you
feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
14. Watch
fortrafficwhenoperating
nearorcrossing
roadways.
Thismachine
isnotintended
foruseonany
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this
publicroadway.
manual to measure slopes before operating this machine on
a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15 degrees as
15. Donotoperate
themachine
whileunder
theinfluence
of
shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this machine on that
alcohol
ordrugs.
area or serious injury could result.
16. Mowonlyindaylight
orgoodartificial
light.
Do:
17. Never
carrypassengers.
1.
Mow up and down slopes, not across. Exercise extreme
18. Disengage
blade(s)
before
shifting
intoreverse.
Back
up
caution when changing direction
on slopes.
slowly.
Always
lookdownandbehind
before
andwhile
backing
toavoid
aback-over
accident.
2.
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
19. Slow
downbefore
turning.
Operate
themachine
smoothly.
grass can hide obstacles.
Avoid
erratic
operation
andexcessive
speed.
20. Disengage
blade(s),
setparking
brake,
stopengine
andwait 3. Use slow speed. Choose a low enough speed setting so
that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.
untiltheblade(s)
come
toacomplete
stopbefore
removing
Tires may lose traction on slopes even though the brakes
grass
catcher,
emptying
grass,
unclogging
chute,
removing
are functioning
properly. Always keep machine in gear
anygrass
ordebris,
ormaking
anyadjustments.
when going down slopes to take advantage of engine
21. Never
leave
arunning
machine
unattended.
Always
turn
braking action.
offblade(s),
place
transmission
inneutral,
setparking
4.
Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations
for wheel
brake,
stopengine
andremove
keybefore
dismounting.
weights or counterweights
to improve stability.
22. Use
extracarewhenloading
orunloading
themachine
into
5.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
atrailerortruck.
Thismachine
should
notbedriven
upor
These can change the stability of the machine.
downramp(s),
because
themachine
couldtipover,
causing
serious
personal
injury.
Themachine
mustbepushed
6.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do
manually
onramp(s)
toloadorunload
properly.
not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Rapid
engagement
or braking could cause the front of the
23. Muffler
andengine
become
hotandcancause
aburn.Do
machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards which could
nottouch.
cause serious injury.
24. Check
overhead
clearances
carefully
before
driving
under
7.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
lowhanging
treebranches,
wires,
dooropenings
etc.,
disengage the blade(s) and proceed slowly straight down
where
theoperator
maybestruck
orpulled
fromthe
the slope.
machine,
whichcouldresult
inserious
injury.
25. Disengage
allattachment
clutches,
depress
thebrake
Do Not:
pedal
completely
andshiftintoneutral
before
attempting 1. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn slowly
tostartengine.
and gradually downhill, if possible.
26. Your machine is designed to cut normal residential grass of
a height no more than 10". Do not attempt
unusually
27.
up on the mower
the engine exhaust
deck presenting
a potential
fire
all instructions
provided
29.
should
evaluate
I
themselves
and others from serious injury.
If situations
occur which
SECTION 2 --
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION
The
the machine
by putting
4.
Do not use a grass catcher on steep slopes.
5.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction
your foot on
could cause
sliding.
Do not shift to neutral
and coast downhill.
may cause the operator to lose control
resulting in serious injury or death.
7.
to protect
Over-speeding
of the machine
PRACTICES
Do not tow heavy pull behind attachments
(e.g. loaded
dump cart, lawn roller, etc.) on slopes greater than 5
degrees. When going down hill, the extra weight tends
in this manual,
care and good judgment.
Contact your customer
representative
for assistance.
4
or embankments.
their ability
safely enough
are not covered
ditches
turn over if a wheel is over the edge
Do not try to stabilize
the ground.
6.
the riding mower
suddenly
of a cliff, ditch, or if an edge caves in.
Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are
involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related
to operate
could
3.
with the approved
accessory or attachment.
injuries. These operators
Do not mow near drop-offs,
mower
and/
Use only accessories and attachments
approved for this
machine by the machine manufacturer.
Read, understand
and follow
28.
2.
tall, dry grass (e.g., pasture) or piles of dry leaves.
Dry grass or leaves may contact
or build
hazard.
to mow through
service
use
to push the tractor
(e.g. tractor
and may cause you to loose control
may speed up, braking
reduced, attachment
overturn).
may jack-knife
and steering
ability
and cause tractor
are
to
Children
1.
Service
Tragic accidents
presence
ca n occur if the operator
of children.
is not alert to the
Children are often
attracted
to the
machine and the mowing activity. They do not understand
the dangers. Never assume that children will remain where
SafeHandling of Gasoline:
1.
Keep children
watchful
out of the mowing
care of a responsible
personal
area and in
yourself
adult other than the
Be alert and turn machine
off if a child enters the
area.
c.
Before and while
small children.
backing, look behind and down
d.
Never carry children,
or property
injury
damage
can occur when gasoline
or your clothes which
and change
operator.
b.
injury
use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable
and the vapors are explosive. Serious
you last saw them.
a.
To avoid personal
clothes
is spilled
can ignite.
on
Wash your skin
immediately.
a.
Use only an approved
b.
Never fill containers
gasoline container.
inside a vehicle
or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from your vehicle
for
before filling.
even with the blade(s) shut off.
c.
They may fall offand be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment
from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground.
If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment
e.
Use extreme
doorways,
care when approaching
shrubs, trees or other
blockyour
vision of a child who
path of the machine.
f.
To avoid back-over
the cutting
accidents,
blade(s)
blind corners,
a trailer with a portable
objects that may
gasoline
Keep children
d.
always
before shifting
disengage
prevent
2.
machine
unauthorized
e.
engines.
is unattended
and on the machine
and should
Extinguish
be trained
g.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine
is hot or running. Allow engine to cool at least two
to
h.
before
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than 1/2
and supervised
that has a hitch designed
equipment
except
j.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
k.
limits for towed
equipment
recommendation
and towing
Never allow children
On slopes, the weight of the towed
loss of traction and loss of control.
5.
Always use extra caution when towing with a machine
capable of making tight turns (e.g. "zero-turn"
ride-on
7.
or others in or on towed
equipment
Make wide turns to avoid jack-knifing.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
Do not shift to neutral
I.
on slopes.
4.
6.
to another
area. Wait 5
the engine.
and remove any fuel soaked debris.
for weight
3.
mower).
Move machine
before starting
securely.
To reduce fire hazards, keep machine free of grass,
leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel
spillage
Follow the manufacturers
cap and tighten
for
at the
hitch point.
2.
neck to allow space for
Replace gasoline
equipment.
Do not attach towed
of filler
i.
minutes
towing.
refueling.
fuel expansion.
Towing
Tow only with a machine
indoors.
inch below bottom
in this manual
by an adult.
1.
is
cigars, pipes and other
Never fuel machine
minutes
practices
all cigarettes,
f.
operation.
and safe operation
with the rim of the fuel
sources of ignition.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions
Keep the nozzle in contact
into Reverse.
away from hot or running
Remove key when
nozzle.
tank or container opening at all times until fueling
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
They can suffer burns from a hot muffler.
h.
on
rather than from a
may run into the
If equipped,
the "Reverse Caution Mode" should
not be used when children
or others are around.
g.
dispenser
container,
Never store the machine
or fuel container
inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light
as on a water heater, space heater, furnace, clothes
equipment.
dryer or other gas appliances.
may cause
m.
Allow a machine
to cool at least five minutes
before
storing.
GeneralService
1.
Never run an engine
Engine exhaust
and coast downhill.
and deadly
2.
indoors
contains
or in a poorly ventilated
carbon
monoxide,
area.
an odorless,
gas.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting,
make certain the
blade(s) and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the
spark plug wire and ground
unintended
against the engine to prevent
starting.
SECTION 2 --
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION
PRACTICES
S
3.
4.
Periodically
stop within
operating
approximately
the blade disengagement
(5) five seconds after
control.
If the blades
frequently
operation.
as it is subjected
Check the blade(s) and engine
for proper tightness.
may lead to improper
to wear
Adjust and service as required.
mounting
bolts at frequent
Also, visually
inspect
equipment
performance
blade(s)
Replace
manufacturer's
(O.E.M.) blade(s) only, listed in this manual.
which do not meet the original equipment
"Use of parts
specifications
and compromise
Mower
when servicing
them.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight
equipment
is in safe working
setting
of engine
governor.
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified
to operate
may include
the following
Modification
(EM), Oxidizing
Injection
Never tamper
_
to be sure the
on regular
emission
unleaded
control
gasoline,
and
systems: Engine
Catalyst (OC), Secondary
Air
(SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
with the safety interlock
internal combustion
engine and should not be used
machine isforest-covered,
equipped with an
on ARNING!
or near anyThis
unimproved
brushcovered
condition.
or grass-covered
land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if
system or other
safety devices. Check their proper operation
11.
with factory
blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves,
and use extra caution
10.
in any
SparkArrestor
safety!"
9.
engine
Notice RegardingEmissions
normal
the blade(s) with the original
8.
or death, do not modify
Check brake operation
for damage (e.g., excessive wear, bent, cracked).
7.
To avoid serious injury
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
intervals
6.
Donot modify engine
do not stop within the this time frame, your machine
should be serviced professionally
by an authorized MTD
Service Dealer.
during
5.
check to make sure the blades come to
complete
any).
regularly.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the engine.
Ifa spark arrester is used, it should
Thoroughly
inspect the machine
the damage
before starting
above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public
Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws
for any damage.
and operating.
Never attempt
to make adjustments
machine
the engine
while
Grass catcher
components
and the discharge
frequently
cover are
could expose moving
to be thrown.
For safety protection,
be maintained
in effective
In the State of California
the
lands.
A spark attester for the muffler
which
check components
order by the operator.
apply on federal
or repairs to the
is running.
subject to wear and damage
parts or allow objects
Repair
working
is available
through
your
nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service
department,
RO. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
and replace immediately
with original equipment
manufacturer's
(O.E.M.) parts only,
listed in this manual. "Use of parts which do not meet the
original
equipment
performance
12.
specifications
and compromise
Do not change
the engine
governor
the engine. The governor controls
operating speed of the engine.
13.
Maintain
or replace
may lead to improper
safety!"
settings
or over-speed
the maximum
safety and instruction
safe
labels, as
necessary.
14.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations
etc. to protect the environment.
15.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA),
this product
for gas, oil,
has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years,
or 390 hours of operation.
Life have the machine
At the end of the Average Useful
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,
WARNING!
follow
injuries
or death.
Your Responsibility--Restrict
the warnings
and instructions
the use of this power machine
to persons who read, understand
in this manual and on the machine.
SAVETHESE
iNSTRUCTiONS!
6
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SECTION 2 --
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION
PRACTICES
and
SafetySymbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear
machine before attempting
to assemble and operate.
on this product.
Read, understand,
and follow
all instructions
on the
READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand,
assemble
and follow
all instructions
in the manual(s) before
attempting
to
and operate
DANGER--
ROTATING BLADES
Never carry passengers.
Never carry children,
even with the blades off.
O
DANGER--
ROTATING BLADES
Always look down
J
WARNING--
and behind
WARNING--THROWN
This machine
This machine
M
N
A
to avoid a back-over
accident.
parts or under the cutting
deck. Contact with the
hands and feet.
OBJECTS
may pick up and throw and objects which
WARNING--THROWN
Lq
backing
ROTATING BLADES
Do not put hands or feet near rotating
blade(s) can amputate
J
before and while
can cause serious personal
injury.
can cause serious personal
injury.
OBJECTS
may pick up and throw and objects which
BYSTANDERS
Keep bystanders,
helpers,
children
and pets at least 75 feet from the machine
while
it is in
operation.
WARNING--
SLOPE OPERATION
Do not operate
WARNING--
this machine
15 degrees.
HOT SURFACE
Engine parts, especially
and muffler
on a slope greater than
the muffler,
become extremely
hot during
operation.
Allow engine
to cool before touching.
DANGER -- ROTATING BLADES
To reduce the risk of injury, keep hands and feet away. Do not operate
or grass catcher is in its proper place. If damaged,
WARNING--
unless discharge
cover
replace immediately.
TOWING
Avoid jack-knifing
when towing,
go slow and make wide turns.
SECTION
2 --
IMPORTANT
SAFE
OPERATION
PRACTICES
7
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WARNING!
Do not operate
(a rise of approximately
mowers
up and down
your lawn mower on such slopes. Do not mow on inclines
2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding mower
slopes, never across the face of slopes.
could overturn
with a slope in excess of 15 degrees
and cause serious injury. Operate
riding
3
Assembly
& Set-Up
Contents of Crate
One Garden Tractor
One Oil Drain Tube
One DeckWash
One Garden Tractor Operator's
Manual
One Kohler Engine Operator's
Manual
One Product
Moving TheTractorManually
transmission
relief valve for occasions
tractor
manually.
is equipped
with a hydrostatic
Card
is off, set the parking brake and remove the ignition
WARNING!
Make sure
garden brace.
tractor's engine
key before removing
thethe
shipping
_
when it is necessary to move the
Opening
this valve permits
the fluid
in the
Locate the shipping brace, if present, and warning tag
found on the right side of the cutting deck. See Fig. 3-2.
transmission to bypass its normal route, allowing the rear tires
to "freewheel." To open the hydrostatic relief valve, proceed as
follows:
1.
Registration
Shipping BraceRemoval
TractorSet-Up
Your tractor's
Hose Coupler
Locate the hydrostatic
bypass rod in the rear of the tractor.
See Fig. 3-1.
Figure 3=2
2.
While holding
remove
Figure 3=1
2.
Pull the hydrostatic
bypass rod outward,
then up, to lock it
in place.
NOTE:The
transmission
manually
grasping it between
rotating it clockwise.
WARNING!
will NOTengage
when the hydrostatic
bypass rod is pulled out. Return the rod to its normal
prior to operating the tractor.
CAUTION:
the discharge
the shipping
Never attempt
without
shipping
tractor.
position
the hydrostatic
relief
valve. Doing so will result in serious damage to the
tractor's transmission.
your thumb
The shipping
purposes
and index finger and
brace is used for
only. Remove and discard the
brace before
WARNING!
to move the tractor
first opening
packaging
chute with your left hand,
brace with your right hand by
operating
The mowing
your garden
deck is capable
of
throwing
objects. Failure to operate the riding
mower without the discharge cover in the proper
operating
position
injury and/or
could result in serious personal
property
damage.
CheckingTire Pressure
Connecting the Battery Cables
CALiFORNiA
PROPOSiTiON
WARNING!
65 WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive
When attaching
battery cables, always
the POSITIVE (Red) wire to its terminal first,
connect
followed
To connect
NOTE:The
negative
the battery
positive
battery
battery
terminal
NOTE: If the positive
to step 2.
1.
inflation
of the tire. Do not
of tires for maximum
be maintained
at all
The tires on your tractor may be over inflated for shipping
purposes. Reduce the tire pressure before operating the tractor.
Check sidewall
of tires for maximum
psi.
by the NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
For shipping reasons, both battery cables on your equipment
may have been left disconnected
from the terminals at the
factory.
psi. Equal tire pressure should
times.
harm. Wash hands after handling.
CAUTION:
Never exceed the maximum
pressure shown on the sidewall
overinflate tires. Check sidewall
terminal
as follows:
is marked Pos. (+). The
is marked
battery
Remove the plastic
cables, proceed
Setting the DeckGauge Wheelsand Roller
Move the tractor
pavement,
1.
Neg. (-).
cable is already
cover, if present,
on a firm and level surface,
and proceed
Select the height
position
of the cutting
the deck lift lever in the normally
attached,
setting (any of the six different
the right fender).
skip ahead
from the positive
battery
terminal
and attach the red cable to the positive
battery
terminal
(+) with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-3.
2.
preferably
as follows
Check the gauge wheels
deck by placing
desired
cutting
for contact
mowing
height
height
notches
on
or excessive clearance
with the surface below. The deck gauge wheels should
have between 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch clearance above the
ground.
If the gauge wheels
have excessive clearance
or contact
with the
surface, adjust as follows:
a.
Raise the deck lift handle to its highest
setting.
b.
Remove the front gauge wheels by removing the
lock nuts and shoulder screws which secure them to
the deck. See Fig. 3-4
Figure
2.
3.
Remove the plastic
3-3
cover, if present,
from the negative
battery
terminal
and attach the black cable to the negative
battery
terminal
(-) with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-3.
Position
terminal
the red rubber boot over the positive
to help protect it from corrosion.
NOTE: If the battery
on top/side
Maintenance
the tractor.
battery
is put into service after the date shown
of battery,
charge the battery
section your Operator's
as instructed
Manual
Figure 3-4
in the
prior to operating
c.
Place the deck lift lever in the desired
mowing
height setting.
d.
Reinsert the shoulder
screw (with each gauge
wheel) into the index hole that leaves approximately
1/2-inch between the bottom of the wheel and the
pavement.
e.
Remove the clevis pins and hairpin
clips from the
deck roller brackets on the left and right sides of the
cutting
SECTION
2
--
ASSEMBLY&
SET-UP
deck. See Fig. 3-4.
f.
Position the deck roller brackets up or down through
the slots on the rear of the deck until desired
position
The fuel tank is located
is reached, then reattach with the clevis
pins and hairpin clips just removed. Be certain that
the left roller bracket and the right roller bracket are
set in the same position.
for more detailed
instructions
three and-a-half
section
regarding
counterclockwise.
Use only clean, fresh (no more than 30 days
old), unleaded gasoline. Fill the tank no higher than four inches
various
Adjusting the Seat
of the seat, pull up and hold the seat
WARNING!
operating
Before operating
the tractor.
the tractor,
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the
WARNING!
Use extreme
handling
vapors
are explosive.
Nevercare
fuel when
the machine
indoors or while the engine is hot or running.
Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes and all other
sources of ignition.
adjustment
lever. Slide the seat forward or rearward to the
desired position; then release the adjustment
lever. Make sure
before
space for fuel expansion.
deck
_
seat is locked into position
3-5.
of
it
of this
adjustments.
To adjust the position
under the hood and has a capacity
gallons. Remove the fuel cap by turning
below the top of the filler neck to allow
Refer to Leveling the Deck in the Maintenance
manual
Gasand 0il
NOTE: Your tractor
See Fig.
with oil in the engine.
each use as instructed
make sure
_1
the seat is engaged in the seat-stop. Engage the
parking brake. Stand behind the machine and pull
is shipped
you MUST check the oil level before
However,
operating.
in the Kohler Owner's
Manual.
AUTION:
Always check
oil level
Add
oil as necessary.
Failuretheto engine
do so may
resultbefore
in
serious damage to your engine
back on seat until it clicks into place.
lJ
Figure 3-5
SECTION
2 --
ASSEMBLY&
SET-UP
11
4
Controls
and Features
Systems indicator
Monitor
Fuel Tank Ca
ignition Switch
Module
Throttle/Choke
Control
PTO Knob
Drive Pedal
Brake Pedal
Pedal
Parking Brake/
Cruise Control Lever
Seat Adjustment
Deck Lift Lever
Lever
Cup Holder
Stora_
Figure 4-1
Garden Tractor controls and features are illustrated
described on the following
pages.
WARNING!
Read and follow
instructions
Operation
in this manual,
section,
this machine.
NOTE: Your tractor
is equipped
Control Lever which controls
Throttle and Choke controls.
are applicable
all safety rules and
including
the entire
before attempting
Failure to comply
and instructions
in Fig. 4-1 and
to operate
with all safety rules
may result in personal
injury.
with either a Throttle/Choke
the throttle and choke or separate
Use the controls and features that
dash panel. This lever controls
is located
on the left
the speed of the engine and, when pushed
way forward,
a uniform
NOTE:When
cutting
all the
closes the choke for cold starting.
When set in a given position,
(rabbit)
the throttle
will
engine speed.
operating
deck engaged,
control
the tractor
with the
be certain that the
is always in the FAST
_1111=
position.
SLOW
SeatAdjustmentLever
The brake pedal is located on the left
front side of the tractor above the drive
The seat adjustment
lever is located
seat. The lever a Ilows for adjustment
board. The
brake pedal must be fully depressed
switch when starting
below the front/left
of the
of the fore to aft position of
the operator's seat. Refer to the Assembly
this manual for more detailed instructions.
brake pedal can be used for sudden
stops or setting the parking brake.
safety interlock
control
side of the tractor's
throttle/choke
Brake Pedal
NOTE:The
The throttle/choke
maintain
to your tractor.
pedal along the running
Throttle/Choke Control Lever
the tractor.
to activate
the
and Set-Up section of
DeckLift Lever
SystemsIndicator Monitor/Hour
Meter LCD
Found on your tractor's right fender,
the deck lift lever is used to change
the height of the cutting
deck. To
use, move the lever to the left, then
place in the notch best suited for your
application.
Ignition Switch Module
leave a running
machine
ARNING!
unattended.
Never
_
Always disengage
PTO, set parking brake, stop
engine and remove
unintended
into the ignition
key to prevent
the battery's
insert the key
continually
switch and turn
turn the ignition
key counterclockwise
to the
STOP position.
ignition
key is rotated
whether
the engine
regardless
of
is started.
The Indicator
Monitor
will also remind
maintenance
intervals
for changing
flash the recorded
the operator
of
the engine oil. The LCD will
hours, "CHG" and "OIL" for five
150-152, etc.). The LCD will also flash as described
instructions
regarding
the Ignition
the tractor
Switch
in REVERSE
board.
Press
tractor's
|11
The reverse pedal is located
on the right
along the running
speed is also controlled
reverse pedal. The further
board.
with the
downward
& Adjustments
engine,
when
attempting
to start the
depress the brake pedal.
to start the tractor's
(OFF) position.
Oil (If Engine So Equipped)
It is normal for the Oil light to illuminate
cranking
during
start-up,
while
but if it illuminates
the engine
during
is
operation,
while the engine is running, stop the tractor immediately
and
check the engine oil level as instructed
in this Owner's Manual.
the
pedal is pivoted, the faster the tractor will
travel. The pedal will return to its original
when it's not pressed.
in the Maintenance
Manual.
If the PTO light illuminates when attempting
engine, move PTO lever into the disengaged
it's not pressed.
ReversePedal
during
expires, change
PT0(Blade Engage)
the faster the
will travel. The pedal will return to its
when
oil as instructed
of this Operator's
above for five
has been started
Before the interval
If the Brake light illuminates
to cause the tractor
the pedal is pivoted,
interval.
engine
Brake
on the right side
to travel forward. Ground speed is also
controlled
with the drive pedal. The further
side of the tractor
every time the tractor's
this maintenance
section
along the running
position
minutes
the engine
the drive pedal forward
position
any time the
detailed
The drive pedal is located
Ground
are recorded
minutes, after every 50 hours of recorded operation elapse. The
maintenance
interval lasts for two hours (from 50-52,100-102,
Drive Pedal
original
operation
out of the STOP position,
both Safety Interlock Switches and Starting The
CAUTION:
to operating
refer for
to
Engine in the Prior
Operation
section the
of tractor,
this manual
Module and operating
CAUTION MODE.
tractor
five
on its LCD.
alternately
forward
but not
displays
in volts, on its LCD for approximately
NOTE: Hours of tractor
has fired.
of the tractor,
monitor
displays an hour glass and the hours of tractor
operation
to the START position.
To stop the engine,
output,
out of the STOP position
the system's indicator
seconds, after which it displays an hour glass and the hours
of tractor operation. Once the tractor is started, the monitor
Release the key into the NORMAL
MOWING MODE position once the
engine
key is rotated
into the START position,
starting.
To start the engine,
clockwise
When the ignition
Battery
It is normal for the Battery light to illuminate
cranking during start-up, but if it illuminates
while the engine is running,
or the engine's
amperage.
charging
the battery
while the engine
during operation,
is in need of a charge
system is not generating
Charge the battery
as instructed
section of this manual or have the charging
your Cub Cadet dealer.
SECTION4
--
is
sufficient
in the Service
system checked
CONTROLS AND
by
FEATURES
13
PTO/ BladeEngageKnob
Activating
the PTO engages
PTO
power to the
cutting deck or other (separately available)
attachments.
Pull outward on the PTO/Blade
Engage knob to activate
the power to the cutting
available)
NOTE:The
PTO/Blade
to disengage
deck or other
attachments.
be in the disengaged
starting
t
it. Push the PTO/
Blade Engage knob inward
(separately
!
Engage knob must
(OFF) position
when
the engine.
o
I
OFF
ON
ParkingBrake/CruiseControl Lever
f
(®)
_
J
Located
in the center of the tractor's
steering
wheel, the Parking
dash panel below the
Brake/Cruise
Control
lever is used
to engage the parking brake and the cruise control. Refer to
the Operation section of this manual for detailed instructions
regarding
the parking
NOTE:The
parking
brake.
brake must be set if the operator
seat with the engine
shut offl
running
leaves the
or the engine will automatically
NOTE: Cruise control can NOT be engaged at the tractor's
fastest ground speed. If the operator should attempt to do so,
the tractor
mowing
will automatically
ground
decelerate
to the fastest optimal
speed.
unattended.
Always disengage PTO, set parking
WARNING!
Never and
leaveremove
a running
machine
brake, stop engine
key to
prevent
unintended
starting.
i_
FuelLevelIndicator
The Fuel Level Indicator
tractor's
tank.
is located
dash and indicates
SECTION 4 --
on the left side of the
the amount
of fuel in the gas
CONTROLS AND FEATURES
Operation
Startingthe Engine
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
•
•
•
•
GOUP ANDDOWNSLOPES,NOTACROSS.
AVOIDSUDDENTURNS.
DONOTOPERATE
THEUNITWHEREIT COULDSLIPORTIP.
IF MACHINESTOPSGOINGUPHILL,STOPBLADE(S)
ANDBACKDOWNHILLSLOWLY.
• KEEPSAFETYDEVICES(GUARDS,SHIELDS,AND
SWITCHES,ETC.) IN PLACEANDWORKING.
• REMOVE
OBJECTS
THATCOULD
BETHROWN
BYTHEBLADE(S).
• KNOWLOCATIONANDFUNCTIONOFALLCONTROLS.
• BESUREBLADE(S)ANDENGINEARESTOPPEDBEFORE
PLACINGHANDSORFEET NEARBLADE(S).
• BEFORELEAVINGOPERATOR'S
POSITION,DISENGAGE
BLADE(S),ENGAGEPARKINGBRAKE,SHUTOFFAND
REMOVEKEY.
READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL
is equipped
system prevents
of this manual
instructions.
1.
Insert the tractor
key into the ignition
2.
Place the PTO (Blade Engage) knob in the disengaged
switch
for
module.
(OFF)
position.
3.
Engage the tractor's
4.
Activate
5.
Turn the ignition
parking
brake.
the choke using the Throttle/Choke
key clockwise
control.
to the START position.
After the engine starts, release the key. It will return to the
NORMAL MOWING position.
system for the
protection
of the operator. If the interlock system should ever
malfunction,
do not operate the tractor. Contact your Cub Cadet
dealer.
& Set-Up section
Gasoline and Oil fill-up
6.
with a safety interlock
The safety interlock
NOTE: Refer to the Assembly
position for longer than ten seconds at a time. Doing
CAUTION:
NOT hold
the key
in the electric
START
so may causeDo
damage
to your
engine's
starter.
_
Safety InterlockSwitches
This tractor
interlock system is malfunctioning.
This system was
WARNING!
operate
tractor if the
designed for Do
yournot
safety
and the
protection.
After the engine starts, deactivate the choke by moving the
throttle/choke
control from the choke position into the fast
(rabbit)
position.
NOTE: Do NOT leave the choke on while operating
Doing so will result in a "rich" fuel mixture
the tractor.
and cause the engine
to run poorly.
the engine from
cranking or starting unless the parking brake is engaged,
and the PTO (Blade Engage) knob is in the disengaged
Stopping the Engine
(OFF) position.
The engine will automatically
the seat before engaging
shut off if the operator
the parking
leaves
_
brake.
The electric PTO (Blade Engage) clutch will automatically
shut off if the operator leaves the tractor's seat with the
PTO (Blade Engage) knob in the engaged
regardless
of whether
With the ignition
the parking
1.
(ON) position,
brake is engaged.
2.
engine and disconnect
the spark plug wire(s).
ARNING! inspect
If you strike
a foreign forobject,
stop the
Thoroughly
the machine
any damage.
Repair the damage before restarting and operating.
If the blades are engaged,
place the PTO/Blade
knob in the disengaged
(OFF) position.
Place the throttle/choke
control
lever near the SLOW
position.
key in the NORMAL MOWING position,
the electric PTO (Blade Engage) clutch will automatically
shut off if the PTO (Blade Engage) knob is moved into the
3.
Turn the ignition
position.
engaged (ON) position
reverse travel.
4.
Remove the key from the ignition
with the drive pedal in position
Engage
key counterclockwise
to the STOP
for
unintended
switch to prevent
starting.
interlock system is malfunctioning.
This system was
WARNING!
operate
tractor if the
designed for Do
yournot
safety
and the
protection.
15
ReverseCaution Mode
DrivingTheTractor
and sudden
WARNING!
i_lk
stops.
Avoid sudden
The REVERSE CAUTION MODE position of the key switch module
allows the tractor to be operated in reverse with the blades (PTO)
starts, excessive speed
engaged.
NOTE: Mowing
1.
Lightly
press the brake pedal to release the parking
Move the throttle
2.
lever into the FAST (rabbit)
in reverse is not recommended.
brake.
position.
the tractor in the REVERSECAUTION MODE. Always
WARNING!
Use
extreme
caution
look down and
behind
before
and while
while operating
backing. Do
not operate the tractor when children or others are
around. Stop the tractor immediately if someone
enters the area.
To travel FORWARD, slowly press the upper portion of the
drive pedal forward until the desired speed is achieved. See
Fig. 5-1.
/
To use the REVERSECAUTION MODE:
NOTE:The
1.
operator
MUST be seated in the tractor
Start the engine as previously
instructed
seat.
on the previous
page.
2.
Turn the key from the NORMAL MOWING (Green) position
to the REVERSECAUTION MODE (Yellow)
key switch module.
position
of the
See Fig. 5-2.
F
Pedal
Reverse
o
indicator
CHILDREN
AROUND
REVERSEPUSH
Light
BUTTON_
Push
Button
Reverse
Caution Mode
Stop
Position
Position
Figure5-1
Position
3.
To travel in REVERSE, check that the area behind
is clear
Start
then slowly depress the lower portion of the drive pedal
with the ball of your foot (NOTyour heel) until the desired
speed is achieved.
See Fig. 5-1.
CAUTION:
Do NOT attempt to change the
direction of travel when the tractor is in motion.
J
Always bring the tractor to a complete stop before
moving the tractor from forward to reverse or vice
versa.
WARNING!
without
the disengaged
parking
3.
Do not leave the seat of the tractor
first placing
Figure 5=2
Button)
the PTO/Blade Engage knob in
(OFF) position
and engaging
brake. If leaving the tractor
turn the engine offand
remove
the ignition
key.
at the top, right corner of the key switch
also
4.
Once activated
(indicator
light ON), the tractor
driven in reverse with the cutting
5.
Always look down and behind
make sure no children
motion,
a.
before and while
are around.
5
--
OPERATION
backing to
After resuming
forward
return the key to the NORMAL MOWING position.
The key is placed
position
b.
can be
blades (PTO) engaged.
The REVERSE CAUTION MODE will remain activated
SECTION
module.
The red indicator light at the top, left corner of the key
switch module will be ON while activated. See Fig. 5-2.
the
unattended,
Press the REVERSE PUSH BUTTON (Orange, Triangular
in either the NORMAL MOWING
or STOP position
The operator
until:
or
leaves the seat.
CruiseControl
Driving OnSlopes
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 8 to help determine
where you may operate
the tractor
slopes
while traveling in reverse.
ARNING!
Never engage
safely.
_
i_ll
excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately
2-1/2
WARNING!
notThe
mow
on inclines
with a slope
feet
every 10 Do
feet).
tractor
could overturn
and in
To set the cruise control:
cause serious injury.
1.
Mow up and down
Exercise extreme
when
changing
direction
2.
on
Lightly
slopes.
rocks, or other
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn
grass can hide obstacles.
Avoid turns when driving
Avoid stopping
to stop while
when driving
driving
hidden
the machine. Tall
on a slope. Ira turn must be
made, turn down the slope. Turning
increases the chance of a roll over.
up a slope, start up smoothly
of flipping
Release pressure from the parking
lever
and
steps 1 through
To disengage
the tractor
mowing
NOTE:The parking break and cruise control are controlled
by
the same lever. If using the brake when engaging the parking
To change
lever, the cruise control
brake/cruise
If using
control
will engage.
parking
brake must be set if the operator
seat with the engine
shut off.
To set the parking
1.
running
leaves the
or the engine will automatically
remain in the
4 to engage
the cruise control.
the cruise control,
lightly
press the drive pedal or
can not be set at the tractor's
speed. If the operator
will automatically
ground
should
decelerate
attempt
fastest
to do so, the
to the fastest optimal
speed.
the direction
of travel from forward
to reverse when
cruise control is engaged, press the brake pedal to disengage
the cruise control and bring the tractor to a complete stop. Then
slowly press the reverse pedal with the ball of your foot to travel
in reverse.
deck, move the deck lift lever to the left, then
Operatingthe Headlights
brake:
Press the brake pedal completely
Push the parking
To raise the cutting
place it in the notch best suited for your application.
down with your left foot
brake/cruise
The lamps are ON whenever
the STOP position.
and hold it in that position.
2.
step 3, the drive pedal should
control
Usingthe DeckLift Lever
Parking Brake
NOTE:The
brake/cruise
the brake pedal.
tractor
brake will engage.
lever
down position and the tractor will maintain the same forward
speed. If it doesn't, the cruise control is not engaged. Repeat
NOTE: Cruise control
the parking
control
Remove your foot from the drive pedal.
Settingthe CruiseControl
lever, the parking
brake/cruise
4.
Engagingthe ParkingBrake/
control
of the drive pedal with your
speed is achieved.
3.
ground
the drive pedal when engaging
lever
and hold it in that position.
After completing
up a slope greatly
up a slope. If it is necessary
carefully to reduce the possibility
over backward.
brake/cruise
press the parking
downward
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps,
portion
right foot until the desired
slopes, NEVER across.
caution
Slowly press the upper
the cruise control
control
lever downward
and
the ignition
key is rotated
The lamps turn OFF when
out of
the ignition
key is
moved to the STOP position.
hold it in that position.
3.
Remove your foot from the brake pedal.
4.
Release pressure from
lever.
After completing
the parking
brake/cruise
step 3, the brake pedal should
control
remain in the
down position. If it doesn't, the parking brake is not engaged.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 to engage the parking brake.
To disengage
the parking
brake, lightly
press the brake pedal.
WARNING!
Never leave a running
unattended.
Always disengage
brake, stop engine and remove
unintended
machine
PTO, set parking
key to prevent
starting.
SECTION
S --
OPERATION
17
Engagingthe PTO
Engaging
the PTO transfers
(separately
1.
Mowing
available)
power to the cutting
attachments.
Move the throttle
control
To engage
deck or other
WARNING!
the PTO:
lever to the FAST (rabbit)
while it is in operation.
enters the area.
position.
2.
To help avoid blade contact
Pull the PTO/Blade Engage knob outward
(ON) position.
or a
thrown object injury, keep bystanders, helpers,
children and pets at least 75 feet from the machine
Stop machine
if anyone
into the engaged
The following
See Fig. 5-3.
information
will be helpful
when using the cutting
deck with your tractor.
NOTE: Always operate the tractor with the throttle lever in the
FAST (rabbit) position for the most efficient use of the cutting
deck or other (separately
available)
discharge of materials toward roads, sidewalks,
WARNING!
Plantheyour
pattern
to avoid
bystanders and
like. mowing
Also, avoid
discharging
attachments.
material
against
cause discharged
a wall or obstruction
material
to ricochet
which
may
back toward
the operator.
Do not mowat high ground speed, especially
or grass collector is installed.
ira mulch
kit
Do not cut the grass too short. Short grass is prone to weed
growth
and yellows
quickly
in dry weather.
Always operate the tractor with the throttle
FAST (rabbit) position while mowing
OFF
For best results it is recommended
cut with the discharge
thrown
Figure 5-3
that the first two laps be
towards
first two laps, reverse the direction
the center. After the
to throw the discharge
to the outside for the balance of cutting.
better appearance to the lawn.
Do NOT attempt
lever in the
This will give a
to mow heavy brush and weeds or
extremely tall grass. Your tractor
NOT clear brush.
is designed
to mow
lawns,
Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades when worn.
SECTION
S --
OPERATION
6
Maintenance
& Adjustments
MaintenanceSchedule
Before
Every
Every
Every
Every
Eachuse
10 Hours
25 Hours
50 Hours
100 Hours
CleanHood/DashLouvers
M/
CheckAir Filterfor Dirty,Looseor DamagedParts
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CleanandRe-oilAir Filter'sFoamPre-Cleaner
to Storing
,/
M/
CheckEngineOil Level
Prior
_/
ReplaceAir Filter Element
M/
ChangeEngineOiland ReplaceOil Filter
M/
CleanBattery Terminals
_/
_/
LubeFrontAxlesand Rims
_/
_/
CleanEngineCoolingFins
M/
M/
LubeFrontDeckWheels
_/
_/
LubeDeckSpindles
_/
_/
LubePedalPivot Points
_/
_/
CheckSparkPlugCondition&Gap
_/
ReplaceFuelFilter
_/
Maintenance
Changingthe Engine Oil
WARNING!
Before performing
repairs, disengage
engine and remove
starting.
any maintenance
PTO, set parking
key to prevent
brake, stop
unintended
or
_
engine, muffler and surrounding
metal surfaces will
be ARNING!
hot and can
If the
cause
engine
burnshas
to the
beenskin.
recently
Exercise
run, the
caution to avoid burns.
NOTE:The oil filter should be changed at every oil change
interval. To complete an oil change, proceed as follows:
Engine
Refer to the Kohler Owner's
procedures
Manual
for all engine
maintenance
1.
and instructions.
NOTE: Maintenance,
control
_/
repair, or replacement
Run the engine for a few minutes
crankcase
of the emission
carry away more of the engine sediment which may have
settled at the bottom of the crankcase. Use care to avoid
devices and systems which are being done at owner's
expense may be performed
by any engine repair establishment
or individual. Warranty
repairs must be performed
by a Cub
Cadet Dealer.
to allow the oil in the
to warm up. Warm oil will flow more freely and
burns from hot oil.
2.
Open the tractor's hood and locate the oil drain port on the
right side of the engine.
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3.
Pop open the protective
cap on the end of the oil drain
SparkPlug
valve to expose the drain port. See Fig 6-1.
The spark plug should
be cleaned
and the gap reset once a
season. Refer to the Kohler Owner's
Manual
for correct
plug type
and gap specifications.
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Hydrostatic Transmission
The hydrostatic transmission
maintenance-free.
The fluid
fluid cannot
is sealed at the factory and is
level cannot be checked and the
be changed.
Battery
CALIFORNIA
PROPOSITION
65 WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive
\
The battery
be checked
\
harm. Wash hands after handling.
is sealed and is maintenance-free.
and fluid can not be added.
Acid levels cannot
Always keep the battery cables and terminals
free of corrosive build-up.
After cleaning
Figure 6-1
of petroleum
4.
Remove the oil fill cap/dipstick
from the oil fill tube.
5.
Push the oil drain hose (packed
with this manual) onto the
6.
to collect
port or a tabbed
and-pull
a.
with either a twist-and-pull
drain port. If your engine
drain
connected
has the twist-
could
with
Turn the oil drain valve V4-turn, then pull outward
oil. After the oil has finished
to
draining,
push the end of the oil drain valve back in and turn
1A-turn to secure it back in place. Re-cap the end of
the oil drain valve to keep debris from entering
drain port.
the
to begin draining
oil. After the oil has
finished draining, push the end of the oil drain valve
back in, until the tabs click into place. Re-cap the end
of the oil drain valve to keep debris from entering
the drain port.
After the oil has finished
draining,
push the end of the oil
drain valve back in, until the tabs click into place. Re-cap
alternating
Replace the oil filter as instructed
Manual.
Any fuel or oil spilled
promptly.
them
system.
on the machine
should
be wiped
Do NOT allow debris to accumulate
around
off
the cooling
fins of the engine, the transmission's
cooling fan or on any other
part of the machine, especially the belts and pulleys.
Your tractor's
of
deck is equipped
with a water port on its surface as
part of its deck wash system.
Use the Smart Jet to rinse grass clippings
underside
and prevent
Complete
the following
1.
Drive the tractor
enough
the buildup
from the deck's
of corrosive
chemicals.
steps AFTER EACH MOWING:
to a level, clear spot on your lawn, near
for your garden
hose to reach.
chute is directed AWAY from your house, garage,
CAUTION:
parked cars, Make
etc. certain the tractor's discharge
in the Kohler Owner's
Refill the engine with new oil. Refer to the Kohler Owner's
Manual for information
regarding the volume and weight
1.
Disengage
the PTO (Blade Engage), set the parking
brake
and stop the engine.
engine oil.
2.
Air Cleaner
Thread the hose coupler
Operator's
Service the pre-cleaner and cartridge/air
instructed
in the Kohler Owner's Manual.
SECTION 6 --
reversing
to your engine's
Cleaningthe Tractor
the end of the oil drain valve to keep debris from entering
the drain port.
8.
terminals;
SmartJet
Pinch the tabs on the oil drain valve, then pull
outward
7.
to the correct
result in serious damage
drain go to step b.
begin draining
b.
the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it's
POSITIVE (Red) wire its terminal first, followed by the
NEGATIVE (Black) wire. Be certain that the wires are
drain go to step a. If your engine is equipped
the tabbed
apply a light coat
CAUTION:
removing bythethebattery
for (Red)
cleaning,
terminal first,If followed
POSITIVE
wire.
When re-installing
the battery, always connect the
the used oil.
The engine is equipped
and terminals,
jelly or grease to both terminals.
disconnect
oil drain port. Route the opposite end of the hose into an
appropriate
oil collection container with at least a 2.5 quart
capacity,
the battery
clean and
MAINTENANCE
cleaner element
& ADJUSTMENTS
as
(packaged
with your tractor's
Manual) onto the end of your garden
hose.
3.
Attach
the hose coupler
to the water port on your deck's
surface. See Fig. 6-2.
FrontWheels
Each of the front wheel axles and rims is equipped
grease fitting.
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grease applied
operation.
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See Fig. 6-3. Lubricate
with a
with a No. 2 multi-purpose
with a grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor
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Figure 6-2
4.
Turn the water on.
5.
While sitting
the engine
position.
in the operator's
position
and place the throttle
on the tractor,
6.
Move the tractor's
7.
Remain in the operator's
position
engaged
of two minutes,
PTO (Blade Engage) into the ON position.
for a minimum
underside
8.
of the cutting
Move the tractor's
start
lever in the FAST (rabbit)
with the cutting
deck
allowing
deck to thoroughly
the
rinse.
Each of the tractor
10.
a grease fitting.
Turn the ignition
tractor's
Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive system, parking
and lift linkage at least once a season with light oil.
key to the STOP position
engine
brake
DeckWheels
PTO (Blade Engage) into the OFF
position.
9.
Pivot Points & Linkage
to turn the
applied
off.
deck's front gauge wheels
Lubricate
is equipped
with a No. 2 multi-purpose
with
grease
with a grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor
operation.
Turn the water off and detach the hose coupler
from the
water port on your deck's surface.
11.
Repeat steps 4 through
cutting
11 on the opposite
side of the
deck.
After cleaning your deck with the Smart Jet system, return to the
operator's
running
position
and engage the PTO. Keep the cutting
for a minimum
of the cutting
of two minutes,
deck to thoroughly
allowing
deck
the underside
dry.
Lubrication
WARNING!
inspecting
Before lubricating,
the tractor,
repairing,
always disengage
parking
brake, stop engine and remove
prevent
unintended
or
PTO, set
key to
starting.
SECTION 6 --
MAINTENANCE
& ADJUSTMENTS
21
Determine
DeckSpindle
Grease fittings
Lubricate
can be found on each deck spindle. See Fig. 6-4.
with 251H EP grease or an equivalent
adjustment
and
)roceed,
Loosen (thread
No. 2 multi-
purpose lithium grease. Using a grease gun, apply two strokes
(minimum) or sufficient grease to the spindle shaft.
the approximate
deck hanger
distance
necessary
for proper
if necessary.
outward)
the hex lock nut on the end of the
rod. See Fig. 6-5.
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Figure 6-5
Figure 6-4
2.
To raise the front of the deck, tighten (thread inward)
inner hex nut against the front hanger bracket.
3.
To Iowerthe
Adjustments
WARNING!
ignition
making
Shut the engine off, remove the
key and engage the parking brake before
adjustments.
Protect your hands by using
heavy gloves when
NOTE: Check the tractor's
handling
the blades.
tire pressure before
performing
any deck leveling adjustments.
Refer to Tires on page 28 for
information
regarding tire pressure.
Levelingthe Deck(Front To Rear)
The front of the cutting
can be adjusted
the deck should
deck is supported
by a stabilizer
bar that
to level the deck from front to rear. The front of
be between 1/4-inch and %-inch lower than the
rear of the deck. Adjust
if necessary
as follows:
1.
Park the tractor parked on a firm, level surface and place
the deck lift lever in the top notch.
2.
Rotate the blade nearest the discharge
parallel
3.
chute so that it is
with the tractor.
Measure the distance from the front of the blade tip to the
ground and the rear of the blade tip to the ground. The first
measurement
taken should be between 1A-inch and %-inch
less than the second measurement.
SECTION 6 --
MAINTENANCE
& ADJUSTMENTS
front of the deck, loosen (thread outward)
hex nut, away from the front hanger
4.
Retighten
adjustment
the
bracket.
the lock nut against the hex nut when
is achieved.
the
See Fig. 6-5.
proper
Leveling the Deck(Sideto Side)
If the cutting
adjustment
1.
Steering
Adjustment
deck appears to be mowing
can be performed.
Adjust
unevenly, a side to side
if necessary
Measure the distance from the outside
tip to the ground
and the distance
right blade tip to the ground.
should
3.
be equal. If they're
Loosen,
with the tractor.
of the left blade
from the outside of the
Both measurements
not, proceed
If the tractor
turns tighter
the ball joints
With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place the
deck lift lever in the top notch (highest position) and rotate
both blades so that they are perpendicular
2.
as follows:
taken
steering
in one direction
are being replaced
than the other, or if
due to damage
Adjust the drag links so that equal lengths
into the ball joint
side:
1.
or wear, the
drag links may need to be adjusted.
of each are threaded
on the left side and the ball joint
Remove the hex nut below the
ball joint.
on the right
See Fig. 6-7.
f
to the next step.
but do NOT remove, the hex bolt on the left deck
hanger bracket.
See Fig. 6-6.
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Figure 6=7
2.
3.
Figure 6=6
4.
Using a wrench,
turning
The deck is properly
gear. See Fig. 6-6.
leveled when
taken earlier are equal. Retighten
hanger
bracket
when
both blade tip measurements
proper adjustment
depressed,
2.
stop when the brake
or if the tractor's
rear wheels
can
roll with the parking brake applied (and the hydrostatic relief
valve open), the brake is in need of adjustment.
See your Cub
Cadet dealer to have the brake properly adjusted.
3.
Adjusting the Seat
4.
Refer to the Assembly
adjustment
& Set-Up section
of this manual
for seat
Before operating
the seat is engaged
can be measured
Place the steering
travel.
the drag link.
to lengthen
the drag link.
is achieved.
as follows:
the tractor,
in the seat-stop.
wheel in position
for straight
ahead
In front of the axle, measure the distance horizontally
from
the inside of the left rim to the inside of the right rim. Note
the distance.
Behind the axle, measure the distance
horizontally
from
the inside of the left rim to the inside of the right rim. Note
the distance.
The measurement
between
behind
instructions.
WARNING!
to shorten
Replace the hex nut after proper adjustment
Front tire toe-in
1.
is achieved.
does not come to a complete
pedal is completely
outward
the hex bolt on the left deck
Parking
BrakeAdjustment
If the tractor
inward
Thread the ball joint
NOTE:Threading
the ball joints too far onto the drag links
will cause the front tires to "toe-in" too far. Proper toe-in is
between 1A6"and sA6".
raise or lower the left side of the deck by
the adjustment
Thread the ball joint
taken in front of the axle should
1A6"and sA6"less than the measurement
be
taken
the axle.
make sure
Engage the
parking brake. Stand behind the machine
back on seat until it clicks into place.
and pull
SECTION 6 -- MAINTENANCE
& ADJUSTMENTS
23
DeckRear Roller Adjustment
The rear rollers on the mower
deck are not designed
to carry
the weight of the deck. The rear rollers should be adjusted to
approximately
1/4"to 1/2"above the ground when the deck is
moved to the desired
Place the tractor
desired
cutting
cutting
on a smooth,
or above 1/2"from
The deck roller assembly
1.
flat surface, move the deck to the
height, and check the height of the rear rollers.
contacting the ground,
rear rollers as follows:
positions
height.
index bracket
the ground,
If
adjust the
has five adjustment
holes.
While supporting
the roller assembly, remove click pin and
withdraw the clevis pin from both the left and right roller
index brackets.
See Fig. 6-8.
index
Bracket
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Figure 6-8
2.
Position the roller assembly so that the rollers are
approximately
V4" to 1/2"above the flat surface below.
3.
Align the nearest index bracket
holes with the holes in the
deck mounting
brackets. Insert the clevis pins through the
deck brackets and the index brackets and secure with the
click pins. See Fig. 6-8.
NOTE: The clevis pins should
be in the corresponding
both the left and right roller index
SECTION 6 --
MAINTENANCE
brackets.
& ADJUSTMENTS
holes of
7
Service
NOTE: If there
Cutting DeckRemoval
To remove the cutting
1.
easily removed
deck, proceed
as follows:
Place the PTO/Blade
Engage knob in the disengaged
}osition
the parking
and engage
is too much tension
from the electric
on the belt for it to be
PTO clutch, carefully
insert
a %" drive ratchet wrench (set to tighten) into the square
hole found in the left-hand deck idler bracket and pivot it
(OFF)
toward
brake.
the tractor's
right side to relieve tension
on the belt.
See Fig. 7-2.
2.
Lower the deck by moving
bottom
3.
the deck lift lever into the
notch on the right fender.
Locate the PTO clutch under the front of your tractor.
Fig. 7-1.
See
Belt Guard
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Figure 7-2
4_
Remove the belt guard and belt as follows
a.
your fingers on the idler spring or between the belt
WARNING!
Avoid removing
pinching the
injuries.
and
a pulley while
belt. Never place
_k
Figure 7-1
Refer to Fig. 7-1:
Remove the hex screws.
S_
b.
Pull the belt keeper rod to the right and down to
re m ove.
c.
Remove the deck belt from around
electric PTO clutch.
Looking
at the cutting
locate the deck support
deck.
deck from the left side of the tractor,
pin on the rear left side of the
the tractor's
25
6.
Pull the deck support pin outward
the deck lift arm. See Fig. 7-3.
ii
to release the deck from
Cutting fllates
ignition key before removing the cutting blade(s) for
ARNING! orShut
the engine Protect
offand your
remove
sharpening
replacement.
hands by
using heavy gloves when grasping the blade
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spindle for cracks or damage, especially after you've
ARNING!
the blade
and/or
struck
a foreignPeriodically
object. Doinspect
not operate
the machine
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vl
until
damaged
components
To remove the blades, proceed
as follows.
Remove the deck from beneath
Cutting
Deck Removal
are replaced.
the tractor,
beginning
(refer to
on page 25) then gently
flip the deck over to expose its underside.
2_
Place a block of wood
between
baffle and the cutting
blade to act as a stabilizer.
the center deck housing
See Fig. 7-5.
Figure 7-3
7.
Repeat the above steps on the tractor's
8.
Move the deck lift lever into the top notch to raise the deck
lift arms upand
9.
right side.
out of the way.
Gently slide the cutting
deck toward
the front of the
tractor, ca refully guiding the hooks on the deck off of the
deck stabilizer rod. See Fig. 7-4.
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Figure
3_
Remove the hex flange nut that secures the blade to the
spindle assembly.
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Figure 7-4
10.
Gently slide the cutting
underneath
the tractor.
SECTION
7--
SERVICE
deck (from the right side) out from
7-5
See Fig. 7-5.
4,
To properly
amounts
cutting
sharpen
the cutting
of metal from
edges, parallel
blades, remove equal
Battery
both ends of the blades along the
to the trailing
CALIFORNIA
edge, at a 25 °- to 30 °
angle. Always grind each cutting blade edge equally
maintain proper blade balance. See Fig. 7-6.
to
PROPOSiTiON
65 WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
CAUTION:
If removing the battery, disconnect
NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it's terminal first,
followed
installing
the
by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. When rethe battery, always connect the POSITIVE
(Red) wire its terminal first, followed
NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
by the
Jump Starting
battery. Be certain the vehicles do not touch, and
ARNING!
Never
start cable
a damaged
ignitions
are off.
Dojump
not allow
clamps ortofrozen
touch.
_
1.
2.
Connect
positive
tractor's
discharged
Connect
the other end of the cable to the (positive
of the jumper
(+) cable to positive
post (+) of your
battery.
+) post
battery.
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Figure
CAUTION:
3.
7-6
If the cutting
edge of the blade has
been sharpened,
separation
ones.
is present,
balanced
Test the blade's balance
metal from
NOTE:When
the blade, be sure to install
operating
"Bottom"
in it) facing the ground
is in the
5,
Start the tractor
this manual).
(as instructed
6,
Set the tractor's
parking
while
Use a torque
hex flange
wrench
to tighten
nut to between
the
ventilated
70 Ibs-ft
Never exceed the maximum
recommended
or maximum
psi. Do not overinflate.
pressure could cause the cutting
inflation
Uneven tire
deck to mow unevenly.
removing
of
the jumper
give off an explosive
Charge the battery
gas
in a well
clothes dryer or other gas appliances.
When charging
use only a charger designed
batteries. Read your battery
of the tire.
for exact tire manufacturer's
section
area and keep away from an open flame
Manual
prior to charging
Always follow
Refer to the tire sidewall
part
or pilot light as on a water heater, space heater,
furnace,
pressure shown on the sidewall
in the Operation
brake before
Batteries
charging.
CAUTION:
WARNING!
block of the
to a unpainted
Charging
WARNING!
blade spindle
and 90 Ibs-ft.
Attach
cables, in reverse order of connection.
position.
CAUTION:
post of
vehicle (i.e. car, truck), do NOT start the vehicle's
AUTION:
the jumper
is installed on a
engine
when Ifjump
starting battery
your tractor.
_lk
the blade with
(or with a part number
when the mower
on the engine
tractor, away from the battery.
to assure a good connection.
Grind
the heavy side until it balances evenly.
replacing
the side of the blade marked
stamped
using a blade balancer.
and/
(-) to the other
battery.
Make the final connection
blade will cause
excessive vibration,
may damage to the tractor
or result in personal injury.
5.
4.
or if any metal
replace the blades with new
A poorly
the second cable negative
the jumper
previously
WARNING!
Connect
your tractor's
your tractor's
its instructions
battery,
for 12V lead-acid
charger's Owner's
battery.
and heed its warnings.
If your tractor has not been put into use for an extended
of time, charge the battery as follows:
1.
Set your battery
2.
If your battery
charger to deliver
charger is automatic,
until the charger
charger
hours.
indicates
is not automatic,
period
a max of 10 amperes.
charge the battery
that charging
is complete.
If the
charge for no fewer than eight
SECTION
7 -- SERVICE
27
4.
Fuse
Remove the deck belt from around
the three
spindle
pulleys and the two deck idler pulleys.
NOTE:The idler pulleys may have to be loosened, but not
removed, in order to remove the belt from around them.
inspecting, always disengage PTO, set parking
WARNING!
Before and
servicing,
or
brake, stop engine
remove repairing,
key to prevent
unintended
starting.
i _lll_llilk
A fuse is installed
in your tractor's
tractor's
system from
electrical
wiring
damage
5.
harness to protect
the
To place the new belt, begin by routing
the belt around
two outer spindle
the front spindle
pulleys, then around
the
pulley as shown in Fig. 7-8.
caused by excessive
amperage.
If the electrical system does not function, or your tractor's engine
will not crank, first check to be certain that the fuse has not
blown.
It is located
under the hood, mounted
the dash panel on the support
i_i
behind
the top of
bar.
same amperage capacity as the blown fuse.
Always use a replacement fuse with the
CAUTION:
Changingthe DeckBelt
WARNING!
ignition
Shut the engine off and remove
key before
sharpening
removing
or replacement.
the cutting
using heavy gloves when grasping
pulleys.
WARNING!
specially
The V-belts
designed
A substitute
machine,
found
Outer Spindle
Pulleys
blades and
on your tractor
to engage and disengage
(non-OEM)
not disengaging
blade(s) for
Protect your hands by
are
safely.
V-belt can be dangerous
completely.
use factory approved
by
Figure 7-8
For a proper working
6.
belts.
Route the belt around
the two deck idler pulleys as shown
in Fig. 7-8.
All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should be
replaced if any signs of wear are present. To change or replace
7.
Retighten
the belt keeper rod loosened
the deck belt on your tractor,
8.
Remount
the belt guards removed
9.
Re-install
1.
2.
proceed
Remove the deck as instructed
as follows:
in the Cutting
Deck section.
Remove the belt guards by removing the hex washer
screws that fasten them to the deck. See Fig. 7-7.
Screw
Figure 7-7
3_
Loosen, but do not remove the belt keeper rod on the
pulley located near the back of the deck. See Fig. 7-7.
SECTION
7--
SERVICE
around
the deck making
earlier.
earlier.
sure the belt remains
the pulleys as instructed.
routed
10.
Pull the right side of the belt and place the narrowV
side of
the belt into the PTO pulley. See Fig. 7-9.
J
Figure 7-g
11.
While holding
the belt and pulley together,
pulley to the left (See Fig. 7-9). Continue
rotating
rotate
holding
the
and
the pulley and belt until the belt is fully rolled into
the PTO pulley.
Changingthe TransmissionDriveBelt
Several components
order to change
must be removed
the tractor's
and special tools used in
transmission
drive belt. See your
Cub Cadet dealer to have the transmission
drive belt replaced.
SECTION
7 -- SERVICE
29
Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine fails to start
Cause
Remedy
1° PTO/Blade Engage knob engaged.
1. Place knob in disengaged
2. Parking brake notengaged.
2. Engage parking
3. Spark plug wire(s) disconnected.
3. Connect wire(s) to spark plugCs).
4. Throttle
4. Place throttle
control lever not in correct starting
(OFF) position.
brake.
lever to FAST position.
position.
5. Choke notactwated
5. Move the Choke control into the CHOKE
position.
6. Fuel tankempty,
Engine runs erratic
or stale fuel.
6. Fill tank with clean, fresh (less than 30 days
old) gas.
7. Blocked fuel line.
7. Clean fuel hne and replace fuel filter.
8. Faulty spark plug(s).
8. Clean, adjust gap or replace plug(s).
9. Engine flooded.
9. Crank engine with throttle
1. Tractor running with CHOKE activated.
1. Move Choke control
2. Spark plug wire(s) loose.
2. Connect spark plug wire(s).
3. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
3. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh
in FAST position.
out of CHOKE position.
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
4. Ventin
gas cap plugged.
4. Clear vent or replace cap if damaged.
5. Drain fuel tank. Refill with clean, fresh
5. Water or dirt in fuel system.
gasoline.
6. Replace air cleaner paper element
6. Dirty air cleaner.
or clean
foam pre-cleaner.
Engine overheats
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper amount
weight
2. Air flow restricted.
2. Clean grass clippings
the engine's cooling
Engine hesitates at high
RPM
1. Sparkplug(s)
gap too close.
Engine Idles rough
1. Spark plug(s) fouled, faulty
and
of oil.
and debris from around
fins and blower
1. Remove spark plug(s) and resetthe
or gap too wide.
gap.
1. Replace spark plug(s). Set plug gap.
2. Replace air cleaner element
2. Dirty air cleaner.
housing.
and/or
clean
pre-cleaner.
Excessive vibration
1. Cutting
blade loose or unbalanced.
2. Damaged
Mower
will not mulch grass
or bent cutting
blade.
1. Tighten
blade and spindle.
2. Replace blade.
1. Engine speed too low.
1. Place throttle
in FAST (rabbit) position.
2. Wet grass.
2. Do not mulch when grass is wet.
3. Excessively high grass.
3. Mowonceata
high cutting
height, then
mow again at desired height or make a
narrower
Uneven cut
cutting
swath.
4. Dull blade.
4. Sharpen or replace blade.
1. Deck not leveled properly.
1. Perform
2. Dull blade.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
3. Uneven tire pressure.
3. Check tire pressure in all four tires.
side-to-side
deck adjustment.
1
Attachments
& Accessories
The following
attachments
which you purchased
and accessories
your tractor
Model
are compatible
for information
for Cub Cadet GTX1054. See your Cub Cadet dealer or the retailer from
regarding
price and availability.
Number
Description
OEM-190-032
Snow Thrower, 42"
19A40002100
Triple Bagger, 54"
0EM-190-784
Wheel Weights, 31 Ibs
190-824-101
Electric Sleeve Hitch
190-825-101
Hydraulic Tiller, 30" (requires 190-824)
0EM-190-833
190-841-190
Dozer Blade, 46"
Mulch Kit, 54"
0EM-190-964
Tire Chains, 23"
0EM-190-215
Wheel Weights, 50 Ibs
OEM-19A-218
Rear Bracket with Weight Kit
190-679-101
Bumper
9
ReplacementParts
1-
_
Component
Phone (800) 965-4CUB
ready). Parts Manual
to order replacement
downloads
parts or a complete
are also available
Part Number
and Description
759-3336
Spark Plug
KH-32-883-03-$1
Kohler Air Filter Element & Pre-Cleaner
KH-52-050-02
Kohler Oil Filter
KH-25-050-22-$1
Kohler Fuel Filter
954-04083
Drive Belt (Mowing
942-0677B
2-in-1 Deck Blade
918-0671D
Deck Spindle
Parts Manual
(have your full model number
free of charge at www.cubcadet.com.
Deck)
and serial number
Component
Phone (800) 965-4CUB
ready). Parts Manual
to order replacement
downloads
[
parts or a complete
are also available
Part Number
and Description
734-04155
Deck
925-1707D
Battery
751-0603A
Fuel Tank Cap
746-04556
Throttle/Choke
925-2054A
Ignition
631-04070A
Discharge Chute Assembly
Parts Manual
Wheel
Control Cable
Key
(have your full model number
and serial number
free of charge at www.cubcadet.com
SECTION 9 --
REPLACEMENT PARTS
33
FEDERAL
and/or CALIFORNIA
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY
RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
MTDConsumerGroupInc,the United StatesEnvironmentalProtectionAgency (EPA),and, forthose productscertifiedfor sale in the stateof California,the
CaliforniaAir ResourcesBoard(CARB)are pleasedto explainthe emission(evaporativeand/or exhaust)controlsystem(ECS) warrantyon youroutdoor 2006
andlater smalloff-roadspark-ignitedengine andequipment(outdoorequipmentengine)In California,new outdoorequipmentengines mustbe designed,built and
equippedto meetthe State'sstringentanti-smog standards(in otherstates, 1997andlater modelyear equipmentmustbe designed,built, and equippedto meet
the U.S. EPAsmalloff-road, sparkignitionengine regulations.MTDConsumerGroupInc mustwarrantthe ECSon your outdoorequipmentenginefor the periodof
time listed belowprovidedtherehas been no abuse, neglector impropermaintenanceof outdoor equipmentengine.
Your ECSmay includeparts such as the carburetor,fuel-injectionsystem,the ignitionsystem,catalyticconverter,fuel tanks,fuel lines,fuel caps, valves,canisters,
filters,vapor hoses,clamps,connectors,andotherassociatedemission-relatedcomponents.
Wherea warrantableconditionexists, MTDConsumerGroupIncwill repairyouroutdoor equipmentengine at no cost to you includingdiagnosis,parts and labor.
MAN UFACTURER'S
WARRANTY
COVERAGE:
This emissioncontrolsystemis warrantedfor two years. If any emission-relatedpart on your outdoorequipmentengine is defective,the part will be repairedor
replacedby MTDCONSUMERGROUPINC.
OWNER'S WARRANTY
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Asthe outdoorequipmentengineowner,you are responsiblefor performanceof the requiredmaintenancelisted inyour owner'smanual.MTDConsumerGroup
Inc recommendsthat you retain all receiptscoveringmaintenanceon youroutdoor equipmentengine,but MTDConsumerGroupInc cannotdeny warrantysolely
forthe lackof receipts.
Asthe outdoorequipmentengineowner,you shouldhoweverbe awarethat MTDConsumerGroupInc may denyyou warrantycoverageif your outdoorequipment
engineor a part has failed due to abuse, neglect,or impropermaintenanceor unapprovedmodifications.
Youare responsiblefor presentingyouroutdoor equipmentengineto MTDConsumerGroupInc's distributioncenteror servicecenteras soon asthe problem
exists.The warrantyrepairsshouldbe completedin a reasonableamountof time, not to exceed30 days. If you havea questionregardingyour warrantycoverage,
you shouldcontactthe MTDConsumerGroupIncService Departmentat 1-800-800-7310or via email at http://support.mtdproducts.com
GENERAL
EMISSIONS WARRANTY
COVERAGE:
MTDConsumerGroupIncwarrantsto the ultimatepurchaserand eachsubsequentpurchaserthat the outdoor equipmentengine is: Designed,built and equipped
so asto conformwithall applicableregulations;and freefrom defects in materialsand workmanshipthatcausethe failureof a warrantedpart to be identicalin all
materialrespectsto that part as describedin MTDConsumerGroupInc's applicationfor certification.
The warrantyperiodbeginson the date the outdoor equipmentengine is deliveredto an ultimate purchaseror first placedinto service.The warrantyperiodis two
years.
Subjectto certain conditionsand exclusionsasstated below,the warrantyon emission-relatedparts is asfollows:
1. Any warrantedpart that is not scheduledfor replacementas requiredmaintenancein the written instructionssupplied,is warrantedforthe warrantyperiod
statedabove. Ifthe part fails duringthe periodof warrantycoverage,the part will be repairedor replacedbyMTDConsumerGroupInc accordingto subsection
(4) below. Anysuch part repairedor replacedunderwarrantywill be warrantedfor the remainderof the period.
2. Any warrantedpart that is scheduledonly for regularinspectionin the writteninstructionssupplied is warrantedforthe warrantyperiodstatedabove.Any such
part repairedor replacedunderwarrantywill be warrantedforthe remainingwarrantyperiod.
3. Any warrantedpart that is scheduledfor replacementas requiredmaintenancein the written instructionssuppliedis warrantedfor the periodof time beforethe
first scheduledreplacementdatefor that part. If the partfails beforethe first scheduledreplacement,the part will be repairedor replacedby MTDConsumer
GroupInc accordingto subsection(4) below.Any such part repairedor replacedunderwarrantywill be warrantedfor the remainderof the periodprior to the
first scheduledreplacementpointfor the part.
4. Repairor replacementof any warrantedpart underthe warrantyprovisionshereinmustbe performedat a warrantystationat no chargeto the owner.
5. Notwithstandingthe provisionsherein,warrantyservicesor repairswill be providedat all of our distributioncentersthatare franchisedto servicethe subject
enginesor equipment.
6. The outdoorequipmentengine ownerwill not be chargedfor diagnostic laborthat is directlyassociatedwithdiagnosisof a defective,emission-relatedwarrantedpart, providedthat suchdiagnosticwork is performedat a warrantystation.
7. MTDConsumerGroupInc is liablefor damagesto otherengine or equipmentcomponentsproximatelycausedby a failure underwarrantyof any warranted
part.
8. Throughoutthe off-roadengineand equipmentwarrantyperiodstatedabove, MTDConsumerGroupInc will maintaina supply of warrantedparts sufficientto
meetthe expecteddemandfor such parts.
9. Any replacementpart may be usedinthe performanceof any warrantymaintenanceor repairsand mustbe providedwithoutchargeto the owner.Suchuse will
not reducethe warrantyobligationsof MTDConsumerGroupInc.
10. Add-onor modifiedpartsthat are not exemptedbythe Air ResourcesBoardmay not be used.The use of any non-exemptedadd-on or modifiedparts by the
ultimatepurchaserwill be groundsfor disallowinga warrantyclaims. MTDConsumerGroup Incwill not be liable to warrantfailuresof warrantedparts caused
bythe use of a non-exemptedadd-onor modifiedpart.
WARRANTED
PARTS:
The repairor replacementof any warrantedpart otherwiseeligiblefor warrantycoveragemay be excludedfrom such warrantycoverageif MTDConsumerGroup
Inc demonstratesthatthe outdoor equipmentengine has beenabused,neglected,or improperlymaintained,and thatsuch abuse, neglect,or impropermaintenancewasthe direct causeof the needfor repairor replacementof the part. That notwithstanding,any adjustmentof a componentthat hasa factory installed,
andproperlyoperating,adjustmentlimitingdevice is still eligible for warrantycoverage. Further,the coverageunderthis warrantyextendsonly to partsthat were
presenton the off-roadengineand equipmentpurchased.
Thefollowing emissionwarrantypartsare covered(if applicable):
(1) FuelMeteringSystem
•
Cold start enrichmentsystem(softchoke)
•
Carburetorand internalparts (or fuel injectionsystem)
•
Fuelpump
•
Fueltank
(2) Air InductionSystem
•
Air cleaner
•
Intakemanifold
(3) IgnitionSystem
•
Spark plug(s)
•
Magneto ignitionsystem
(4) ExhaustSystem
•
Catalyticconverter
•
SAI (Reed valve)
(5) MiscellaneousItemsUsedin AboveSystem
•
Vacuum,temperature,position,time sensitivevalvesand switches
•
Connectorsandassemblies
(6) EvaporativeControl
•
Fuelhose
•
Fuelhoseclamps
•
Tetheredfuel cap
•
Carboncanister
•
Vapor lines
GDOC-100223Rev.A
CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER'S
LiMiTED WARRANTY
FOR
SERIES 1000 & SERIES 1500 TRACTORS
IMPORTANT: To obtain warranty coverage owner must present an
original proof of purchase and applicable maintenance records to the
servicing dealer. Please see the operator's manual for information on
required maintenance and service intervals.
In the U.S.A.:
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O.Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, call 1-877-282- 8684
or log on to our website at www.cubcadet.com.
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased or leased and used in the United
States and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD Products
Limited with respect to new merchandise purchased or leased and
used in Canadaand/or its territories and possessions (either entity
respectively, "Cub Cadet").
In Canada:
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G4J1, call 1-800-6681238 or log on to our website at www.mtdcanada.com.
Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding its Normal WearParts,
Batteries,Frameand FrontAxle andAttachmentsas described below)
against defects in material and workmanship for a period of three (3)
years or one hundred twenty (120) operation hours, whichever comes
first, commencing on the date of original retail purchase or lease and
will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found to be
defective in materials or workmanship.
Normal WearPartsare warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of original
purchase or lease. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to
items such as: belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck
wheels, seats, and tires.
Batterieshavea one-year prorated limited warranty against defects in
material and workmanship, with 100% replacement during the first three
months. After three months, the battery replacement credit is based on
the months remaining in the twelve (12) month period dating back to the
original date of original sale or lease.Any replacement battery will be
warranted only for the remainder of the original warranty period.
Frameand FrontAxle--Cub Cadet warrants the frame, and front cast iron
pivot axle against defects in material and workmanship for a period of
five (5) years or 500 hours, whichever occurs first, commencing on the
date of original purchase or lease.
Attachments-- Cub Cadet warrants attachments for this product against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years,
commencing on the date of the attachment's original purchase or
lease. Attachments include, but are not limited to items such as: grass
collectors and mulch kits.
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. In addition,
Cub Cadet may deny warranty coverage if the hour meter, or any part
thereof, is altered, modified, disconnected or otherwise tampered with.
HOWTO OBTAINSERVICE:Warranty service is available, WITH PROOF
OF PURCHASEAND APPLICABLE MAINTENANCERECORDS,through
your local authorized service dealer. To locate the dealer in your area:
Without limiting the foregoing, this limited warranty does not provide
coverage in the following cases:
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.
b. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
c. 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.
d. Replacement parts and\or accessories that are not genuine Cub
Cadet parts.
e. Transportation charges and service calls.
There are no impJiedwarranties, incJudingwithout Jimitation any
implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose. No warranties shall apply after the applicable period of
express written warranty above. No other express warranties beyond
those mentioned above, given by any person or entity, including a
dealer or retailer, with respect to any product, shall bind Cub Cadet.
The exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the productas
set forth above. The terms of this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale and/or lease of the products
covered hereby. Cub Cadet shall not be liable for any 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 jurisdictions 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. Alterationof 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 orto the person for whom it was purchased as a gift.
HOWLOCAL LAWS RELATETO THIS WARRANTY:This limited warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that
vary in different jurisdictions.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136=0019, Phone: 1=877-282=8684
MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, Phone: 1=800=668=1238
GD00-100014 REV. B