Operator`s manual | Dixon 1001 Lawn Mower User Manual

OPERATORS MANUAL
IMPORTANT - READ CAREFULLY
The Dixon ZTR@ Mower is both easy and fun to operate. However, any power mower must be operated
properly to be safe. It is not a toy or a recreational vehicle. Before you start to use the mower, read the
operator's manual carefully, and become completely familiar with the controls.
The information in this operator's manual applies to your Di xon® ZTR® Model ZTR 1001 Mower. Your
Dixon dealer will gladly provide operating instructions and answer any questions.
See your dealer for warranty service, parts and repairs.
Dixon Industries, Inc.
A
International, Inc. Company
P.O. Box 1569
Coffeyvilie, KS 67337-0945
316-251-2000
INDEX
SAFETY.................................................................Pages
WARRANTY POLICY ............................................ Page
SPECIFICATIONS ................................................. Page
CONTROLS...........................................................Pages
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS .............................. Pages
CARE AND MAINTENANCE .................................Pages
STANDARD SERVICE PARTS LIST...................... Page
TROUBLESHOOTING........................................... Pages
DIAGRAMS............................................................Pages
Part No. 6798
November 1996
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SAFETY
LA WNMOWERS, IF IMPROPERLY OPERATED,
CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
The most common causes of injury to the operator or bystander...
THROWN OBJECTS
UPHILL
BLADE CONTACT
DOWNHILL
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SAFETY
SAFETY SYMBOLS:
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL When you see this symbol,
BE ALERT to the potential for injury.
Follow recommended safety precautions and safe
operating practices.
Danger indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result in death
or serious injury.
,
Warning indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
Caution indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in minor or
moderate injury. It may also be used to alert against
unsafe practices.
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SAFETY
This cutting mower is capable of amputating hands and feet, and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in
serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION:
• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the mower before starting.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the mower.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the
blade.
• Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop mower if anyone enters the area.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before
and while backing.
;
:
•
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher or the deflector in place.
•
Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running mower unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine,
and remove key before leaving unattended.
•
Turn off blades when not mowing.
•
Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute.
•
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
•
Do not operate the mower while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
•
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
•
Use extra care when loading or unloading the mower into a trailer or truck.
WARNING:
*
. . . . . . '
The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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SAFETY
SLOPE OPERATION:
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tip-over accidents,
which can result in severe injury or death.
All slopes require extra caution.
DO
Mow across the slope with your Dixon ZTR - never up or down.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the mower. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
Use slow speed.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the
mower.
Keep all movement on the slopes sl ow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or
direction.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed
slowly down the slope.
DO NOT
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly an d gradually downhill, if possible.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a
wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. Do not
use grass catcher on steep slopes.
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SAFETY
CHILDREN:
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children.
Children are attracted to lawn mowers and the mowing activity.
NEVER assume children will stay where they were last seen.
Be alert to avoid accidents.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another
responsible adult.
• Be alert and turn mower off if a child enters the area.
• Before and during backing, look behind and DOWN for small children.
• Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe mower
operation.
• Never allow children to operate the mower.
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may
obscure vision.
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SAFETY
SERVICE:
•
Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are
explosive.
Use only an approved container.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before
refueling. Do not smoke.
Never refuel the mower indoors.
Never store the mower or fuel container inside a building where there is an open flame.
• Never run a mower inside a closed area.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good
condition.
•
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
•
Keep mower free of grass, leaves, or other debris buildup. Clean up oil or fuel spillage. Allow mower
to cool before storing.
•
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
• Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. •
Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when
servicing them.
•
Batteries contain sulfuric acid. To prevent burns avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. To
prevent a fire or explosion keep sparks and open flames away from battery.
Before disconnecting the negative (-) ground cable, make sure all switches are OFF.
• Check to assure that the drive chains are properly adjusted. A loose chain may come off
causing loss of control and damage to components.
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DIXON LIMITED WARRANTY POLICY - MODEL ZTR 1001
This warranty policy applies to all 1001 walk behind mowers purchased on or after September 1,1996..
WARRANTY: Dixon Warranty term is for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase or 200 hours of use, whichever occurs
first. Mowers used for residential homeowner applications (used only at owner's primary place of residence) are warranted for two
(2) years from date of purchase or 200 hours of use, whichever occurs first. DIXON ZTR MOWERS ARE WARRANTED
AGAINST DEFECTS IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP AND PROVIDES FOR REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF PARTS
INCLUDING LABOR COSTS. THIS WARRANTY IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS:
1.
Warranty applies only to original retail purchaser of new and unused mowers and accessories.
2.
All Dixon warranty must be accomplished by authorized Dixon dealers and in accordance with Dixon warranty policy and
allowances. All warranty claims must be approved by Dixon Industries, Inc.
3.
Battery warranty: Limited to 90 days from date of purchase.
4.
Accessories Warranty (Grass Catchers, Snow Blades, Covers, etc.): Limited to 90 days from date of purchase.
5.
Warranty does not apply to damage in transit or incidents of misuse, negligence, accidents, or alteration. The use of parts or
components other than those supplied by Dixon Industries, Inc. VOIDS ALL WARRANTY.
6.
The following items are not covered by this warranty policy:
(a) Pick up and delivery charges for transportation of mower to and from an Authorized Dixon Dealer's place of business.
(b) Routine maintenance or adjustments.
(c) Belts / chains / sprockets / cutting blades.
(d) Engines -- All engines used on Dixon ZTR mowers are warranted by each individual engine manufacturer.
(e) Any costs or expense of providing substitute equipment while repair work is being performed on a warranted mower.
7.
There is no other express warranty. I mplied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular
purpose, are limited to the same duration of the express warranty, and to the extent permitted by law any and all implied warranties
are excluded. Liabilities for consequential damages under any and all warranties are excluded.
WARRANTY VALIDATION: At the time of sale, selling dealer must review each portion of this warranty document, complete the information
section below, secure customer's signature and send copy to Dixon Industries, Inc.
DATE OF PURCHASE__________________Model _____________ S/N
(Owner's Name)
(Address)
(Owner's Signature)
DM
"___________
(Dealership)
(Address)
(Dealer's Signature)
SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model ZTR 1001
CHASSIS:
The monocoque design chassis of the Model ZTR 1001 incorporates CMC laser
and CNC brake processes to form the twin 12 gauge side frames and 7 gauge
transmission and engine base plate.
BODY:
The front body cover is made of rotational molded polyethylene. Front body
contains access panel for battery service.
MOWER DECKS:
Cut height approximately 1" to 4" via 7 position lift handle.
Each deck is stamped steel construction:
42"-13 gauge 3
50"-10 gauge
36"-11 gauge 2 blades
blades
3 blades
36" cut width
42" cut width
50" cut width
BLADE DRIVE:
Electric clutch.
TRANSMISSION:
Each rear wheel is independently driven by chain and sprockets th rough a friction
mechanical drive.
ENGINE:
15HP Kohler Command, 4-Cycle, Single Cylinder, Overhead Valve, Air-Cooled,
Pressure Lubricated, With Oil Filter, Vertical Shaft, Aluminum Head and Block with
Cast Iron Cylinder Liner.
STARTING SYSTEM:
Electric by key switch operation with safety interlocks on parking brake and blade
drive.
TIRES:
Front
Rear
9 X 350 X 4 ribbed tread.
16X6.50 X 8 Multi Trac Tread.
CAPACITIES:
Fuel:
Engine:
2.7 gallons total
2 quarts oil.
DIMENSIONS:
Width
Overall width with deflector retracted:
36" deck: 39"
NOTE:
Length
77" overall.
Weight
36" deck: 494 Ibs.
.
42" deck: 46 1/2"
50" deck: 52 1/2"
42" deck: 510 Ibs.
50" deck: 532 Ibs.
Additional information provided in service instructions underthe individual
component.
SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
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CONTROLS
The Dixon ZTR has a unique transaxle that requires only two drive levers to control braking, turning,
speed, and direction.
On initial operation, set throttle speed on slow and operate with mower blade "OFF". To
avoid "over-controlling" the mower, use a light touch on the drive levers. Slight
movements are all that is necessary.
All controls are described from operators position:
PARKING BRAKE:
The parking brake used on the Model ZTR 1001 is designed to hold the mower from moving
and is not intended for use in stopping the mower while it is in motion.
NOTE:
Engine cannot be started unless the brake is applied.
Do not leave engine running for extended periods of time without the parking brake engaged.
TO SET PARKING BRAKE:
The hand operated parking brake bail and associated catch stop is located midpoint between the control levers.
CAUTION
BRAKE HANDLE IS SPRING TENSIONED
To engage brake:
To release brake:
Grasp brake bail with one hand while releasing catch stop by
pushing downward with the other hand.
BRAKE BAIL WILL SWING UP AND FORWARD
Move brake bail downward until catch stop latch is fully
engaged.
NOTE:
Parking brake must be in RELEASED position in order to
activate electric blade clutch for mowing.
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CONTROLS
TRANSMISSION DRIVE SYSTEM:
Allows the mower to turn on its own axis (zero turning radius). Each
lever controls one side of the mower.
NOTE:
The pressure required to operate the mower is very light.
A minimum of 1/2 hour should be
spent simply driving the mower
without the blade drive engaged.
TO GO FORWARD:
From neutral position, gently push both drive
control levers downward or forward.
To increase speed, move levers farther
downward or forward.
FORWARD
TO GO BACKWARD:
From neutral position, gently pull both
drive control levers toward you.
REVERSE
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CONTROLS
TURNING:
Turning is controlled by moving one drive
control lever slightly up or down, forward or
rearward of the other.
To turn left, move left control lever up while
pushing downward on the right control lever.
To turn right, move right control lever up
while pushing downward on the left control
lever.
To turn on mower's own axis 'Zero Turning
Radius' stop and move one lever to reverse
or up position and the other to forward or
downward position. >,- • .
90° RIGHT TURN
BRAKING:
To brake mower, move both levers in
direction opposite of travel, release levers to
move neutral setting. Set parking brake. Park
on level surfaces only.
TWIN FUNCTION THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER:
Located on control panel to operators right.
Throttle control for engine speed. Choking for
engine starting.
Throttle control should be set to the MAXIMUM
or wide open setting to insure adequate
cooling of the engine and to maintain mower
deck blade speed while mowing.
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CONTROLS
BLADE DRIVE:
Located on control panel above and to operators right.
To engage the mower blades, release parking brake by moving brake bail downward until
catch stop latch is fully engaged.
Grasp left control handle grip with enough pressure to depress built in safety switch. If
constant pressure is not maintained on either handle grip when blade drive is engaged,
engine will stop.
Using right hand, lift blade drive switch up and push forward.
To disengage blades, pull switch backward. Switch is clearly marked "ON and OFF".
MOWER DECK CUT HEIGHT LIFT LEVER:
Located to the right of operator.
Controls the cutting height.
Seven positions of adjustment.
Move lever in and forward to lower.
Move lever in and back to raise.
NOTE:
Always use high position for transport.
CIRCUIT BREAKER:
Located on control panel to operator's right.
Protection of the electrical system is by (1) 15 amp circuit breaker.
If circuit breaker trips, push button to reset.
If this condition repeats, consult dealer for inspection and repair.
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
The safe and successful operation of the Model ZTR 1001 will depend upon the operator having
the correct knowledge of all controls used on the mower and making good judgements about the
terrain to be mowed.
NEVER allow anyone to operate the mower without complete knowledge of all controls and their
functions.
During initial operation, set throttle at slow speed. Sound
judgement by the owner will prevent accidents.
BEFORE OPERATING MOWER:
1. Read engine manufacturer's operating and maintenance instructions.
2. Discuss proper maintenance with your dealer.
3. Read and observe all safety instructions on your mower and in the
manual.
4. Check engine oil.
5. Check gas cap to be sure it is in place.
6. Be sure parking brake is on.
7. Mower blade drive is off.
8. Know how to stop engine. (Turn key to off position)
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
TESTING OF SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEMS:
PARKING BRAKE SWITCH TEST:
With parking brake bail locked moved downward
and locked into the catch stop, engine should not
turn over or attempt to start when the key switch
is moved to the start position.
BLADE DRIVE SWITCH TEST:
NOTE:
Each drive control lever is fitted with an OPERATOR PRESENCE switch.
a. With electric blade drive switch turned ON, engine
should not turn over or attempt to start when key
switch is moved to the start position.
b. In a SAFE AREA away from bystanders, start the
engine, place throttle setting at maximum or full.
Engage blade drive clutch switch. Remove hand
from either control lever. Engine should stop.
NOTE: Both LEFT and RIGHT control levers have
OPERATOR PRESENCE switches which
require constant pressure to allow the
blade drive clutch switch to function.
c. If any Safety Check fails, do not operate the mower
until the system has been checked and repaired by
an Authorized Dixon ZTR Dealer.
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Grasp parking brake bail handle with one hand while releasing catch
mechanism located mid-point between the control handles.
2. Move throttle control to choke position if
engine is cold, full throttle if warm.
3. Insert ignition key and turn to start
position. When engine starts, release
ignition key. Key will return to run
position.
4. Move throttle from choke to desired
speed position.
NOTE:
While mowing, "blade (s) engaged", throttle
control should be set to the MAXIMUM or wide
open setting to insure adequate cooling of the
engine and to maintain mower deck blade speed.
Engine cannot be restarted
when blade is engaged or the
parking blade is off.
Safety switches stop engine
when operator leaves seat
while mower blade is engaged.
Always turn engine off when
leaving mower.
DO NOT rely on safety
switches.
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
MOWING WITH A MULCHING ATTACHMENT:
Mulching or recycling the grass clippings requires a totally different mowing approach than would be
normal when side discharging or bagging the grass. There may be instances or conditions where it i s not
possible to hide all of the recycled or mulched clippings.
In order to achieve the best results, please read and follow the mulching tips listed below:
1. Set the engine speed control to the wide open or full setting.
2.
Place the mower deck cut height selector in either the top or second notch. Never cut more than
3/4" to 1" off the grass at any one time. Attempting to cut more grass will result in the deck
plugging and cause the engine to stall.
3.
It may be necessary to cut the lawn twice to achieve acceptable mulching performance
especially on first cuttings or if the lawn is heavily fertilized.
4.
Do Not Attempt To Cut Grass When It Is Wet. Mulching performance will be very poor under
wet grass conditions.
5. Maintain Sharp Blade(s) Throughout The Cutting Season. This is very important.
Optimal mulching performance cannot be obtained with a dull or nicked up blade.
6. Keep The Underside Of The Mower Deck Clean. Remove all grass and dirt buildup from the
underside of the pan, the ba ffles and deflectors after each use.
7.
Alternate mower direction. This will evenly disperse the mulched grass clippings over the lawn
for even fertilization.
If the mulching quality of the mower does not seem to be satisfactory, try one or more of the following
tips:
1. Raise the height-of-cut setting on your mower.
2. it may be necessary to cut your grass more frequently.
3. Operate the mower at a slower ground speed.
:
4. Overlap cutting swaths instead of cutting a full swath with each pass.
5. Mow across the marginal areas a second time.
6. CUT HIGH - MOW OFTEN!
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
MOWING WITH A GRASS CATCHER ATTACHMENT:
In order to achieve optimum performance when mowing with a grass catching attachment,
please read and follow the tips listed below.
1. Set engine speed control to the wide open or full setting.
2. Do Not Attempt To Cut Grass When It Is Wet. Wet grass will clog both the underside of the deck and
the attachment chutes. Empty bags often to prevent plugging.
3. If the grass is tall, place the mower deck cut height selector in the top or second notch. "Initially"
overlap cutting swaths instead of a full swath with each pass.
4. Keep The Underside Of The Mower Deck Clean. Frequent removal of dried grass and dirt will greatly
assist in bagging of the clippings.
5. Use only the correct blade(s). Some grass catchi ng attachments require a "high -lift" blade. See your
dealer for advice on the type of blade(s) needed for your mower.
6. Maintain Sharp Blade(s) Throughout The Cutting Season.
7. Operate the mower at a slower ground speed than when mowing without a grass catching
attachment.
CAUTION
•
Watch for low hanging branches or other obstacles which might hit the catcher top while turning or
backing the mower.
•
Use care when backing to avoid pushing the grass bags into the frame or "hot" exhaust muffler of
the engine.
•
Disengage blade and stop engine prior to clearing grass from either the discharge chute or grass
catcher components.
•
Keep all atta chment bolts tight.
•
Do Not operate the mower with the grass catching attachment partially removed.
•
Important:
* Do not leave clippings in the bags while the mower is stored.
• Damp grass clippings are a fire hazard if left in the bags.
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
SIDE DISCHARGE OF THE CLIPPINGS:
In order to achieve optimum performance when side discharging the grass clippings, please read and
follow the tips listed below.
Additionalinforrnation can be found in the troubleshooting guide.
CAUTION
Be sure that deflector is properly installed on the discharge chute.
1. Set engine speed control to the wide open or full setting.
2. Do Not Attempt To Cut Grass When It Is Wet. Wet grass will clog the underside of the deck and
discharge area.
3.
If the grass is tall, place the mower deck cut height lever in the top or second notch. "Initially"
overlap cutting swaths instead of a full swath with each pass. Some applications may require a
second cutting.
4. Keep The Underside Of The Mower Deck Clean. Frequent removal of dried grass and dirt will allow
the clippings to discharge correctly.
5. Maintain Sharp Blade(s) Throughout The Cutting Season.
GRASS HEIGHT SUGGESTIONS:
Correct mowing height can reduce weeds and disease by 50 to 80%
The following grass cut heights are based on adequate moisture conditions and normal thatch
buildup in a healthy lawn. Some locations and applications may require slightly different cut heights.
If in doubt, consult your local iawn professional for assistance.
Grass Types:
Zoysia
Blue Grass
Fescue Blends
St. Augustine (Mid South)
St. Augustine (Deep South)
Tifton Bermuda
Centipede
Common Bermuda
Bahia/Argentina/Pensacola-
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Best Cut Heights:
2" - 2 1/2"
1 1/2" - 3"
1 1/2" - 3"
1 1/2" - 2"
3" - 4"
1 1/2"
1 1/2" - 2"
11/2"- 2 "
2"
CARE AND MAINTENANCE - MODEL ZTR 1001
This porti on of the Model ZTR 1001 owners manual deals with normal service items which can be
performed by the owner. Please remember that if you are in doubt as to the correct service procedures to
be followed, these and other service situations can be handled by a Dixon ZTR dealer who is familiar with
the service of your mower.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE:
To insure a long and trouble free service life on all the components used on the Model ZTR
1001, a regular and thorough maintenance schedule should be followed. The following
items should be checked after the first (10) hours of operation and on a weekly basis, or
each (40) hours of use:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
CAUTION
ENGINE:
BATTERY:
Drive chain.
Drive system, belts and controls.
Mower deck belts.
Tire pressures.
Tightness of all nuts and bolts.
Battery fluid level.
Engine oil.
Before performing any maintenance, shut off engine, allow to cool.
For engine operating and maintenance information, refer to the engine operating and
maintenance instructions furnished by the engine manufacturer, supplied with each
mower.
Check the fluid in the battery at frequent intervals.
Keep fluid level above the plates in each cell, using distilled water.
OFF-SEASON BATTERY STORAGE:
Identify each cable so cables can be reconnected to correct terminals.
Disconnect cables from terminals.
ALWAYS disconnect ground cable first and reconnect last.
Charge battery.
DO NOT remove battery from mower.
Clean top of battery and terminals with baking soda and water.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE - MODEL ZTR 1001
CUTTER BLADE MAINTENANCE:
NOTE: Observe proper blade position prior to removal.
1. Safely raise front of mower.
2. Hold or block blade from turning.
CAUTION Wear heavy, thick gloves when holding onto cutter blade,
avoid the sharp edge of the blade.
NOTE: Be sure blade is centered on pilot before tightening bolt to 60 ft. Ibs. torque.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE - MODEL ZTR 1001
BELT TENSION 42" & 50" DECKS:
ENGINE TO MOWER DECK BELT:
No adjustment required.
Correct belt tension is maintained through a fixed engine location and a spring
loaded idler system.
A pulsing movement of the belt idler will be observed both during engagement of
the electric blade clutch and actual operation of the mower deck.
NOTE:
Engagement of the electric blade clutch switch may produce a sharp
high pitched chirp or squeal as the belt tension loading is absorbed by
the idler system. This is normal and not a sign of failure.
MOWER DECK SERPENTINE BELT:
Refer to illustration for adjustment procedure.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE - MODEL ZTR 1001
BELT TENSION 36" DECK:
ENGINE TO MOWER DECK BELT:
Adjust idler shock mount per diagram.
When fitted, the 36" mower deck belt tension is maintained through an
adjustable idler and shock mount. To adjust belt tension, tighten hex nut
until rubber shock mount is compressed to the dimension shown in the
illustration below.
LUBRICATION:
CHASSIS:
Number of grease zerks used: (4)
LOCATIONS:
(1) each front wheel caster and each front wheel hub
SERVICE INTERVALS:
Every 50 hours of operation
RECOMMENDED GREASE:
Name brand wheel bearing or multi -purpose grease
Lubricate each front wheel to allow even
distribution of grease within the wheel,
rotate or spin each front wheel after (3)
pumps of the grease gun. Repeat
process until the appearance of g rease is
noted completely around each caster
axle.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE - MODEL ZTR 1001
DECK REMOVAL:
1. Place cut height lever in lowest cut position.
2. Loosen belt keepers on each side of engine pulley.
3. Remove deck drive belt from engine pulley.
4. Using a slight upward twisting motion, remove link from engagement handle.
5. Turn handle fully to the left until handle clears stop on mower deck pan. Lift and
remove handle through hole in lower body.
6. Remove pin and washer from one end of deck support shaft. Note location of
remaining shim washers used between chassis and mower deck pan arms. Slide
shaft from chassis and mower deck. (Refer to illustration below)
7. Remove pin and washer from each deck adjustment rod. Carefully push each link
toward the inside of the mower chassis. At this point, deck will drop down.
8. Carefully raise and support front of chassis. Slide mower deck to either side for
removal. (Reverse procedure to reinstall deck assembly)
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE - MODEL ZTR 1001
CAUTION HOT oil may cause burns. Allow engine to cool before draining oil.
CHANGING THE ENGINE OIL:
1. The "snap lock" oil drain valve is located on the left side of the engine crankcase.
2. Place a suitable container under the drain valve. The fitting of a short piece of hose to
the valve will help direct the oil.
3. Pus/i the valve body in and twist to clear the detent notch.
4. Pulling MC \Q valve body outward will start the fl ow of oil.
NOTE:
OIL FILL:
Refer to engine manufacturers recommendations for frequency of oil
changes.
1. Push the valve body in and twist into the detent notch.
2. Clean any spilled oil from engine and chassis.
3. Refill engine with type, and quantity of oil recommended by the engine
manufacturer in engine literature.
PLEASE DISPOSE OF USED OILS AT PROPER COLLECTION CENTERS
PROTECT YOUR ENVIRONMENT
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE - MODEL ZTR 1001
DRIVE SYSTEM ADJUSTMENTS:
Due to both the complex nature of the transmission and the number of special tools
required for service, adjustments should be entrusted to your dealer.
There are a number of simple owner service items which greatly influence the
performance of the drive system.
1. Front and rear tires must be inflated to proper specifications.
2. Rear drive chain tension.
3. Tightness of all controls and linkages pertaining to the drive levers.
4. Lubrication of both primary and final drive chains. The use of a high quality chain
lubricant is highly recommended.
REAR CHAIN ADJUSTMENT:
Adjustment of the rear drive chains of the Model 1001 is accomplished in the manner shown in the
illustration below.
Proper tension and lubrication of the rear drive chains with a quality chain lubricant is essential for safe
operation of this model.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE - MODEL ZTR 1001
WHEELS AND TIRES:
Correct tire pressure is important for correct operation of mower.
Front Tires
Rear Tires
9 X 350 X 4 Air Pressure 16 -21 Ibs.
16 X 650 X 8 Air Pressure 8 -14 Ibs.
NOTE: Check lug nuts periodically for tightness.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS:
Keep all connections clean and tight.
CLEANING THE MOWER:
Wash mower periodically. Clean
above and below deck.
NOTE:
Allow mower to cool before washing. If bearings are
hot, they will draw moisture inside as they dry and
cause corrosion.
SERIAL NUMBERS:
The serial number is located on frame at rear of engine, it will
begin with DM.
WARRANTY:
Refer to Warranty Registration Form (P/N 8871).
PARTS/SERVICE:
See your Dixon dealer for replacement parts, warranty or
service.
PLEASE HELP PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT BY AVOIDING ALL
CHEMICALS WHICH MAY DAMAGE OR CAUSE HARM TO PLANTS AND
ANIMALS IN YOUR AREA
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STANDARD SERVICE PARTS LIST
MODEL ZTR 1001:
36"
42"
50't
P/N 1324
P/N 1351 RH
P/N 1352LH
P/N 6236
P/N 8688
P/N 9443
p/N 9444
BLADES:
Lo-Lift:
Hi-Lift:
BELTS:
Engine to Mower Deck:
Engine to Transmission:
Serpentine Belt:
P/N 7835
P/N 2497
P/N 7725
P/N 2497
P/N 61 09
P/N 7725
P/N 2497
P/N 1300
KOHLER AIR FILTER PART NUMBERS:
Please refer to Kohler Engine Operators Manual for correct service intervals for engine oil
changes and air filter maintenance.
Protect your engine investment, use only original equipment filters. The
correct Kohler part numbers are shown in the illustration below:
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TROUBLESHOOTING
MOWER CUT QUALITY:
There are many variables that can effect the cut quality of any mower. Type and conditions of
grass, cut height setting, engine RPM and ground speed are some of the variables that interact
creating differences in cut quality. Examination of one or more of the above will generally produce
a quality cut.
The Troubleshooting Chart suggests practices and adjustments that may be helpful in improving cut
quality. Your Dixon ZTR dealer is also available to provide assistance to you.
SITUATION
CAUSES
REMEDY
Poor cut quality
Engine RPM too low
Increase engine RPM to maximum
Poor cut quality
Ground speed
Reduce mowing speed
Poor cut quality
Grass buildup under mower
deck
Clean out underside of mower deck
Poor cut quality
Dull or bent blade
Sharpen or replace as required
Poor cut quality
Incorrect engine to mower
deck belt
Use ONLY original equipment belts
Poor cut quality
Uneven tire pressures
Check and adjust as required per
operators manual
Poor cut quality
Improper blades
Replace with original equipment blade
designed for the size of mower deck
fitted.
Poor cut quality
Un-level mower deck
Consult your dealer
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TROUBLESHOOTING
DRIVE SYSTEM:
SITUATION
Mower pulls to one
side or the other
Poor driving
performance
CAUSES
Drive adjustment
Operation of mower
REMEDY
Consult your dealer for repair
Review operators section
of owners manual
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TROUBLESHOOTING
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:
SITUATION
Starter will not
turn engine over
Starter will not
turn engine over
Battery discharge
CAUSES
Circuit breaker engaged
Dead battery
Poor connections on
battery
Battery water low
Wrong battery installed
in mower
REMEDY
Push button to reset
Consult your dealer for repair
Charge battery
Tighten or replace as required
Battery discharge
Engine electrical system Have electrical system checked by
not functioning correctly your dealer
Battery discharge
Engine being operated
at too low an RPM
NOTE:
Increase engine RPM
Contact your dealer for information
Electrical system failures are generally simple in nature, always check the obvious first
and then move onto the more complicated parts used. Poor battery service, loose
connections, corrosion, frayed or broken wiring, are more likely than component
failure.
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Dixon Industries, Inc.
A
International, Inc. Company
P.O. Box 1569
Coffeyville, KS 67337-0945
316-251-2000
OWNER
INFORMATION
DATE PURCHASED
MOWER MODEL NUMBER
PURCHASED FROM
Name
Address
MOWER SERIAL NUMBER
DATE OIL CHANGED:
PM
"
DATE ENGINE TUNED:
WARNING:
The Engine Exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
® Dixon and ZTR are registered trademarks of Dixon Industries, Inc.
Dixon Industries, Inc.
A
International, Inc. Company
P.O.Box 1569
Coffeyville, KS 67337-0945
316-251-2000
Part No. 6798
November 1996
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