Dixon 13632-0702 Lawn Mower User Manual

GRIZZLY SE
Operator Manual
6029FX / 966516601
7234FX / 966516701
6029FX BF / 966516602
7234FX BF / 966516702
Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure
you understand the instructions before using the machine.
To implement improvements, specifications and designs can be altered without prior notification.
Note that no legal demands can be placed based on the information contained in these instructions.
Use only original parts for repairs. The use of other parts voids the warranty.
Do not modify or install non-standard equipment to the unit without consent from the manufacturer.
Modifications to the unit may cause unsafe operations or damage the unit.
When this product is worn out and no longer used, it should
be returned to the reseller or other party for recycling.
©2009 HTC. All rights reserved.
Beatrice, NE. Printed in U.S.A.
Contents
INTRODUCTION.......................................................5
Driving and Transport on Public Roads..............5
Towing.................................................................5
Operating............................................................5
Good Service......................................................6
Manufacturing Number..................................6
SYMBOLS AND DECALS..........................................7
SAFETY.....................................................................9
Safety Instructions...............................................9
Personal Safety Equipment...............................11
Slope Operation................................................11
Safe Handling of Gasoline................................13
General Maintenance........................................14
Transport...........................................................16
Rollover Protection System (ROPS)..................17
Spark Arrestors.................................................17
CONTROLS.............................................................18
Control Locations..............................................18
Motion Control Levers.......................................19
Hour Meter........................................................20
Tracking.............................................................20
Parking Brake....................................................21
Blade Switch.....................................................21
Ignition Switch...................................................21
Fuses.................................................................23
Choke Control...................................................23
Cutting Height Pedals.......................................23
Seat Adjustment Lever......................................24
Fuel Shut Off Valve............................................24
Refueling...........................................................25
OPERATION............................................................26
Training..............................................................26
Steering.............................................................26
Roll Bar and Safety Belt....................................27
Before Starting..................................................27
Starting the Engine............................................28
Jumper Cables.............................................32
Running.............................................................33
Operating on Hills.............................................34
Stopping the Engine..........................................35
Mowing Tips......................................................36
Manual Transport..............................................37
Pump Release Valves..................................37
MAINTENANCE.......................................................38
Battery...............................................................40
Safety System....................................................41
Fuel Filter . ........................................................41
Tire Pressures....................................................41
Parking Brake....................................................42
Parking Brake Adjustments..........................42
Neutral Adjustments..........................................43
Deck Belt...........................................................44
Pump Belt..........................................................45
V-belts...............................................................45
Cutting Blades...................................................46
Adjusting the Mower Deck................................47
Leveling Deck..............................................47
Anti-scalp Rollers.........................................48
Caster Wheels...................................................49
Hardware...........................................................49
Cleaning............................................................49
LUBRICATION.........................................................50
Lubrication Schedule........................................50
Wheel and Deck Zerks......................................51
Front Wheel Mount.......................................51
Front Wheel Bearings...................................51
Deck Spindle................................................51
Cables...............................................................51
Hydraulic Drive..................................................52
Fluid Change................................................52
Purging Procedures.....................................53
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE.................................54
STORAGE...............................................................56
Winter Storage...................................................56
Service..............................................................56
WIRING DIAGRAMS...............................................57
TECHNICAL DATA..................................................58
Torque Specifications........................................60
CONFORMITY CERTIFICATES................................61
SERVICE JOURNAL................................................62
WARNING!
Failure to follow cautious operating practices can result in serious injury to the
operator or other persons. The owner must understand these instructions, and must
allow only trained persons who understand these instructions to operate the mower.
Each person operating the mower must be of sound mind and body and must not be
under the influence of any mind altering substance.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or
emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations
Towing
Thank you for purchasing a Dixon ride-on mower.
This machine is built for superior efficiency to
rapidly mow primarily large areas. A control panel
easily accessible to the operator and a hydrostatic
transmission regulated by steering controls both
contribute to the machine’s performance.
This manual is a valuable document. Read the
contents carefully before using or servicing the
machine. The following of instructions (use, service,
maintenance) by all who operate this machine is
important for the safety of the operator and others.
It can also considerably increase the life span of the
machine and increase its resale value.
If you sell your machine, be sure to give the operator’s
manual to the new owner.
The final chapter of this operator’s manual provides a
Service Journal. Ensure that service and repair work
are documented. A well-kept service journal reduces
service costs for the maintenance and affects the
machine’s resale value. Please contact your dealer for
more information. Take the operator’s manual along
when the machine is taken to your dealer for service.
If machine is equipped with a tow hitch, use extreme
caution when towing. Never allow children or others in
or on the towed equipment. Make wide turns to avoid
jack-knifing. Travel slowly and allow extra distance to
stop.
Do not tow on sloped ground. The weight of the towed
equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of
control.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight
limits for towed equipment. Do not tow near ditches,
canals, and other hazards.
General
In this operator’s manual, left and right, backward and
forward are used in relation to the machine’s normal
driving direction.
Continuous dedication to improve our products
require that specifications and design are subject to
change without notice.
Driving and Transport on Public Roads
Check applicable road traffic regulations before
transporting on public roads. If the machine is
transported, you must always use approved fastening
equipment and ensure that the machine is well
anchored. DO NOT operate this machine on public
roadways.
Operating
This machine is constructed only for mowing grass
on lawns and even ground without obstacles such
as stones, tree stumps, etc. The machine can also
be used for other tasks when equipped with special
accessories provided by the manufacturer. Operating
instructions for the accessories are provided with
delivery. All other types of uses are incorrect. The
manufacturer’s directions concerning operation,
maintenance, and repairs must be carefully followed.
Lawn mowers and all power equipment can be
potentially dangerous if used improperly. Safety
requires good judgment, careful use in accordance
with these instructions and common sense.
The machine must only be operated, maintained,
and repaired by persons familiar with the
machine’s special characteristics and who are also
knowledgeable about the safety instructions. Use only
approved repair parts to maintain this machine.
Accident prevention regulations, other general safety
regulations, occupational safety rules, and traffic
regulations must be followed without fail.
Unauthorized modifications to the design of the
machine may absolve the manufacturer from liability
for any resulting personal injury or property damage.
5
INTRODUCTION
Good Service
Dixon’s products are sold only in specialized retail stores with complete service. This ensures that you as
a customer receive only the best support and service. Before the product is delivered, the machine has,
for example, been inspected and adjusted by your retailer. See the certificate in the Service Journal in this
operator’s manual.
When you need spare parts or support in service questions, warranty issues, etc., please consult the following
professional:
This Operator’s Manual belongs to the machine with
the manufacturing number:
Engine
Transmission
Manufacturing Number
The machine’s manufacturing number can be found on the printed plate affixed to the right side in the engine
compartment. Stated on the plate, from the top are:
The machine’s type designation (I.D.).
The manufacturer’s type number (Model).
The machine’s serial number (Serial no.)
Please have the type designation and serial number available when ordering spare parts.
The engine’s manufacturing number is stamped either on one of the valve covers or an affixed serial plate.
The plate states:
The engine’s model.
The engine’s type.
Code
Please have these available when ordering spare parts.
The wheel motors and hydrostatic pumps have a barcode decal affixed at the rear.
6
symbols and decals
These symbols are found on the machine and in the
operator’s manual.
Study them carefully so that you know what they
mean.
WARNING!
Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxx
xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx. xx xxxxxxxx xxxx
xxxxxx.
Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk
of personal injury or death, particularly if the reader
should neglect to follow instructions given in the
manual.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx
xxxxxxxxx. xx xxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxx.
Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk
of material damage, particularly if the reader should
neglect to follow instructions given in the manual.
Used also when there is a potential for misuse or
misassembly.
R N
Reverse
Neutral
Warning!
Parking Brake
Fast
CE conformity
marking. Only for
European market
Battery acid is corrosive, explosive and flammable
Use protective glasses
Slow
Choke
Warning! Rotating blades, keep away from the
discharge deck
Do not stand here
Fuel
Do not touch parts
Noise emissions to the
surroundings in accordance
with the European Union’s
directive. The machine’s
emission is stated in the
chapter TECHNICAL DATA
and on the decals.
Only machines for European
market
Use protective gloves
7
symbols and decals
Read
Operator’s
Manual
Shut off engine and
remove key before
performing any
maintenance or repair work
Whole body
Severing of fingers
exposure to
and toes
thrown objects
Moving sharp blades under cover
8
Keep a safe
distance from
the machine
Do not open or remove safety
shields while
engine is running
Use on slopes
no greater
than 10°
Careful backing up,
watch for other
people
No passengers
Careful going
forward, watch for
other people
SAFETY
Safety Instructions
These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully.
WARNING!
This symbol means that important safety instructions need to be emphasized. It concerns
your safety.
IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE 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 on
the machine and in the manual before starting.
• Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or
under the machine. Keep clear of the discharge
opening at all times.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar
with the instructions, to operate the machine.
• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire,
etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the
blades.
• Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before
operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the
area.
• Never carry passengers. The machine is only
intended for use by one person.
• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. Always look down and behind before
and while backing.
• Never direct discharged material toward anyone.
Avoid discharging material against a wall or
obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward
the operator. Stop the blades when crossing
gravel surfaces.
• Do not operate machine without the entire grass
catcher, discharge guard, or other safety devices
in place and working
• Slow down before turning.
• Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop
engine, and remove keys before dismounting.
• Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut
off engine and wait for all parts to come to a
complete stop before cleaning the machine,
removing the grass catcher, or unclogging the
discharge guard.
• Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial
light.
• Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
8011-512
Read the operator’s manual before starting the machine
8011-513
Clear the area of objects before mowing
9
SAFETY
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
10
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways.
Use extra care when loading or unloading the
machine into a trailer or truck.
Always wear eye protection when operating
machine.
Data indicates that operators age 60 years and
above are involved in a large percentage of riding
mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and others
from serious injury.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for
wheel weights or counterweights.
Anyone who operates this machine must first read
and understand this Operation Manual. Local laws
may regulate the age of the user.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other
debris buildup which can touch the hot exhaust
or engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower
deck to plow leaves or other debris, causing
buildup to occur.
Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or
storing the machine.
Allow machine to cool before storage.
8011-520
Never take passengers
WARNING!
Engine exhaust and certain vehicle
components contain or emit
chemicals considered to cause
cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive system damage. The
engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, which is an odorless,
colorless, poisonous gas. Do not use
the machine in enclosed spaces.
SAFETY
Personal Safety Equipment
WARNING!
When using the machine, approved personal protective equipment (shown in illustrations)
shall be used. Personal protective equipment cannot eliminate the risk of injury but it
will reduce the degree of injury if an accident does happen. Ask your retailer for help in
choosing the right equipment.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Make sure that you have first aid equipment close
at hand when using the machine.
Never use the machine when barefoot.
Always wear protective shoes or boots, preferably
with steel toe caps.
Always wear approved protective glasses or a full
visor when assembling or driving.
Always wear gloves when handling the blades.
Never wear loose clothing that can get caught in
moving parts.
Use ear protectors to avoid damage to hearing.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and
tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or
death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution.
If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy
on it, do not mow it.
• Mow up and down slopes (10 degrees maximum),
not across.
• Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other
hidden objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
• Choose a low ground speed so that you will not
have to stop while on the slope.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction.
• Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If
the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and
proceed slowly straight down the slope.
• Keep movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or
direction, which could cause machine to roll over.
• Use extra care while operating machine with
grass catchers or other attachments; they can
affect the stability of the machine.
• Do not use on steep slopes.
• Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting a
foot on the ground.
• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The machine could suddenly roll
over if a wheel is over the edge or if the edge
caves in.
8011-670a
Personal protective equipment
6003-004
Mow up and down, not side to side
WARNING!
Do not drive up or down hills with
slopes greater than 10 degrees. Do
not drive across any slopes.
11
SAFETY
Children
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not
alert to the presence of children. Children are often
attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
Never assume that children will remain out of the path
of danger.
• Keep children out of the mowing area and in the
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
• Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
• Before and while backing, look behind and down
for small children.
• Never carry children, even with the blades shut
off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or
interfere with safe machine operation. Children
who have been given rides in the past may
suddenly appear in the mowing area for another
ride and be run over or backed over by the
machine.
• Never allow children to operate the machine.
• Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block the
view of a child.
8011-518
Keep children away from work area
8011-517
Never allow children to operate the machine
12
SAFETY
WARNING!
The engine must not be started when the driver’s floor plate or any protective plate for the
mower deck’s drive belt is removed.
Safe Handling of Gasoline
To avoid personal injury or property damage, use
extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is
extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.
• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other
sources of ignition.
• Use only approved gasoline container.
• Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool at least two (2)
minutes before refueling.
• Never fuel the machine indoors.
• Never store the machine or fuel container where
there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such
as on a water heater or other appliance.
• Before beginning to refuel, minimize the risk of
static electricity by touching a metal surface.
• Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck
or trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from the vehicle
when filling.
• Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck
or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not
possible, refuel such equipment with a portable
container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser
nozzle.
• Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel
tank or container opening at all times until fueling
is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open
device.
• If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
• Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and
tighten securely.
• Do not start the engine near spilled fuel.
• Never use gasoline as a cleaning agent.
• If leaks arise in fuel system, engine must not be
started until problem has been resolved.
• Check the fuel level before each use and leave
space for the fuel to expand, as the heat from the
engine and the sun may otherwise cause the fuel
to expand and overflow.
8011-516
Never fill the fuel tank indoors
WARNING!
The engine and the exhaust system
become very hot during operation.
There is risk for burns if touched.
Allow engine and exhaust system to
cool at least two (2) minutes before
refueling.
13
SAFETY
General Maintenance
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
14
Never operate machine in a closed area.
Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other
debris buildup. Clean oil or fuel spillage and
remove any fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to
cool before storing.
If the machine strikes a foreign object, stop and
inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before
restarting.
Never make any adjustments or repairs with the
engine running.
Check grass catcher components and the
discharge guard frequently and replace with
manufacturer’s recommended parts, when
necessary.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing
them.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels,
as necessary.
Do not modify safety equipment. Check regularly
to be sure it works properly. The machine must not
be driven with defective or unmounted protective
plates, protective cowlings, safety switches, or
other protective devices.
Do not change the settings of governors and
avoid running the engine with overly high engine
speeds. If the engine runs too fast, there is risk for
damaging the machine components.
Be very careful when handling battery acid. Acid
on skin can cause serious corrosive burns. If
battery acid is spilled on skin, rinse immediately
with water.
Acid in the eyes can cause blindness, contact a
doctor immediately.
Be careful when servicing the battery. Explosive
gases form in the battery. Never perform
maintenance on the battery when smoking or near
open flames or sparks.
The battery can explode and cause serious injury
or damage.
Ensure that the equipment is in good condition
and that all nuts and bolts, especially those
fastening the blade attachments, are properly
tightened and torqued
8011-515
Never drive the machine in an enclosed space
WARNING!
Use protective glasses for
maintenance work.
WARNING!
The battery contains lead and lead
compounds, chemicals that are
considered to cause cancer, birth
defects, and other reproductive
system damage. Wash your hands
after handling the battery.
SAFETY
Sparking can occur when working with the battery
and the heavy cables of the starter circuit. This can
cause battery explosion, fire or eye injury. Sparking
in this circuit can not occur after the chassis cable
(normally negative, black) is removed from the battery.
WARNING!
Avoid electrical sparking and its
consequences by the following
routines:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Use protective goggles.
Ensure that the fuel filler cap is mounted tightly
and no flammable substances are stored in an
open vessel.
Never work with the starter circuit if there is spilled
fuel.
Disconnect the negative cable from the battery
first and reconnect it last.
Do not make a bridge short circuit across the
starter relay to run the starter.
Never use the machine indoors or in spaces
lacking proper ventilation. The exhaust fumes
contain carbon monoxide, an odorless,
poisonous, and lethal gas.
Stop to inspect the equipment if the machine runs
over or into anything. If necessary, make repairs
before starting.
Never make adjustments with the engine running.
The machine is tested and approved only with the
equipment originally provided or recommended
by the manufacturer. Only use approved repair
parts for the machine.
The blades are sharp and can cause cuts and
gashes. Wrap the blades or use protective gloves
when handling them.
Check the parking brake’s functionality regularly.
Adjust and service as necessary.
The mulch blades should only be used in familiar
areas when higher quality mowing is desired.
Reduce the risk of fire by removing grass, leaves,
and other debris that may have accumulated on
the machine.
Allow the machine to cool before putting it in
storage.
Regularly clean deck and underside of deck,
avoid spraying engine and electrical components
with water.
6003-009
Do not smoke when performing maintenance on the battery.
The battery can explode and cause serious injury/damage.
8009-728
Risk of sparking
8011-514
Regularly clean deck
15
SAFETY
Transport
•
•
•
•
•
•
16
The machine is heavy and can cause serious
crushing injuries. Be extra cautious when it is
loaded on or unloaded from a vehicle or trailer.
Use an approved trailer to transport the machine.
Activate the parking brake, turn off the fuel supply,
and fasten the machine with approved fastening
devices, such as bands, chains, or straps, when
transporting.
Do not operate this machine on public roadways.
Check and abide by local traffic regulations
before transporting the machine on any road.
Do not tow this machine: it may cause damage to
the drive system.
Load the unit onto truck or trailer by driving up
ramps of suitable strength using a slow speed. Do
not lift! The machine is not intended to be lifted by
hand.
WARNING!
Escaping hydraulic oil under
pressure can have sufficient force
to penetrate the skin, causing
serious injury. If injured by escaping
fluid, see a doctor at once. Serious
infection or reaction can develop
if proper medical treatment is not
administered immediately.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The parking brake is not sufficient to lock the
machine in place during transport. Ensure that
the machine is well fastened to the transport
vehicle. Always reverse the machine onto the
transport vehicle to avoid tipping it over.
SAFETY
Rollover Protection System (ROPS)
The ROPS increases the basic weight of the unit by 73
lbs/33 kg.
• Do not use ROPS as a lifting, attaching or
anchoring point.
• Do not use ROPS for wrecking or towing.
• Do not exceed Max GVW: 2822 lbs/1283 kg.
• Read machine’s operator manual before each
use.
• Securely fasten the seat belt if the unit has a
ROPS.
• Where possible, avoid operating the unit near
ditches, embankments and holes.
• Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes and
on rough, slick or muddy surfaces.
• Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.
• Watch where you are going, especially at row
ends, on roads and around trees.
• Do not permit others to ride.
• Operate the mower smoothly - no jerky turns,
starts or stops.
• When mower is stopped, set brakes securely and
use park brake.
• If any part of ROPS is damaged, the entire ROPS
must be replaced.
• Check all bolts including seat belt for correct
torque before each use.
• Check ROPS structure for damage before each
use.
• ROPS bar is NOT intended for use in sub zero
temperatures.
WARNING!
The rollover protection system's
capabilities may be impaired by
damage if the mower is overturned
or if alteration to the ROPS occurs. If
these conditions take place, the total
structure MUST be replaced.
WARNING!
This mower is equipped with an
internal combustion engine and
should not be used on or near any
unimproved forested, bush covered
or grassy lands unless the engine's
system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or
state laws (if any).
WARNING!
The engine and the exhaust system
become very hot during operation.
There is risk for burns if touched.
Allow engine and exhaust system to
cool at least two (2) minutes before
refueling.
Spark Arrestors
A spark arrester is standard equipment on the unit
and is attached to the engine muffler. Clean the
interior screen regularly, depending on usage and
conditions.
To clean, remove the clamp securing the tail pipe.
Remove the tail pipe and slide the spark arrestor
screen out of the muffler. Clean carbon from the
screen with a soft brush or cloth.
Replace screen and reattach the tail pipe, orienting
the tail pipe either horizontally or upwards, away from
grassy surfaces.
8011-514
Regularly clean spark arrestor screen
17
CONTROLS
This operator’s manual describes the Dixon Zero
Turn Rider. The rider is fitted with a Kawasaki fourstroke overhead valve engine developing 29-34 horse
power*.
Transmission from the engine is made via belt-driven
hydraulic pumps. Using the left and right steering
controls, the flow is regulated and thereby the
direction and speed.
Control Locations
3
4
2
1
15
14
5
6
13
12
7
8
9
10
11
8066-002
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Motion control levers
Left tracking bolt
Parking brake
Left fuel tank
Fuses
6. Right fuel tank
7. Choke control
8. Hour meter
9. Ignition switch
10. Throttle control
11. Blade switch
12. Seat adjustment lever
13. Right tracking bolt
14. Deck lift
15. Deck release
*The power rating of the engines indicated is the average net power output (at specified rpm) of a typical production engine
for the engine model measured to SAE standard J1349/ISO1585. Mass production engines may differ from this value. Actual
power output for the engine installed in the final machine will depend on the operating speed, environmental conditions and
other variables.
18
CONTROLS
Motion Control Levers
The machine’s speed and direction are continuously
variable using the two steering controls. The steering
controls can be moved forward or backward about
a neutral position. Furthermore, there is a neutral
position, which is locked if the steering controls are
moved outward.
When both controls are in the neutral position (N), the
machine stands still.
By moving both controls an equal amount forward
or backward, the machine moves in a straight line
forward or backward respectively.
For example,to turn right while moving forward, move
the right control towards the neutral position. The
rotation of the right wheel is reduced and the machine
turns to the right.
Zero turn can be achieved by moving one control
backward (behind the neutral position) and carefully
moving the other steering control forward from its
neutral position. The rotation direction when zero
turning is determined by which steering control is
moved backward behind the neutral position. If the left
steering control is pulled backward, the machine turns
to the left. Use extra care when using this maneuver.
8065-003
Steering controls
WARNING!
The machine can turn very rapidly if
one steering control is moved much
further forward than the other.
1. Forward
2. Neutral
3. Neutral slot, Neutral lock
4. Reverse
Motion control lever pattern (right side)
8065-053
19
CONTROLS
Hour Meter
The hour meter displays the total operating time.
It will flash CHG OIL (Change Oil) at 50 hour intervals.
The flash duration is one hour before and one hour
after the interval. The CHG OIL icon will come on
and shut off automatically. The hour meter cannot be
manually reset.
8062-002
Hour meter
Tracking
If the mower is not tracking straight, check the
air pressure in both rear tires. Recommended air
pressure for the rear tires is 15 psi (1 bar).
1. Tracking adjustments are made using the tracking
bolts. The tracking bolts act as limiting devices for
the motion control levers when in the full-forward
position.
2. For preliminary tracking adjustment, move unit
to an open, unobstructed area such as an empty
parking lot or open field.
3. Back the tracking bolts out until flush with nut.
4. Test operate unit by driving it at full throttle and
the full forward position on both motion control
levers. Gradually turn in the tracking bolt on the
right hand side until the unit noticeably starts
drifting right.
5. Drive forward at full throttle with both motion
control levers in the full forward position.
Gradually turn in the left tracking bolt until unit
tracks straight.
20
8066-003
Tracking adjustment
CONTROLS
Parking Brake
The parking brake is found on the left of the machine.
Pull the lever backward to activate the brake and
forward to release it.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The machine must stand absolutely still when
applying the parking brake. Always set the
parking brake before dismounting. Release the
parking brake before moving the mower.
8065-006
Parking brake
Blade Switch
To engage the mower deck, pull the blade switch
knob out. The mower blades are disengaged when
the knob is pressed down fully.
8066-002
Blade switch
Ignition Switch
The ignition key is placed on the control panel and is
used to start and stop the engine.
Turn the key clockwise to start the engine.
8066-004
Ignition switch
21
CONTROLS
Release the key to the RUN position when the engine
has started.
8066-010
Ignition switch - RUN position
For using “accessory”, turn the key counter clockwise.
8066-005
Ignition switch - accessory
22
CONTROLS
Fuses
Fuses are located on the right hand side of the
machine. They are accessed by tilting the seat
forward. Fuses are flat pin fuses type as used in
automobiles.
There are three fuses with ratings and functions:
1. 20 A, Primary fuse.
2. 7.5 A, Mower deck coupling.
3. 10 A, Accessories
8011-420
Fuses
Choke Control
The choke control is used for cold starts to provide
the engine with a richer fuel mixture.
For cold starts the control should be pulled out to its
extent.
As the engine reaches operating temperature,
gradually push the choke in (normal operating choke
position).
8066-002
Choke control
Cutting Height Pedals
The cutting height pedals release the deck lift to allow
setting the desired deck height. Apply pressure to the
lift pedal and rotate foot to also apply pressure to the
release pedal, unlocking the deck lift.
For transport, push the lift pedal fully forward until the
deck lift latches in the transport (highest) position.
2
1
1. Lift pedal
2. Release pedal
Cut height selection pedals
8065-017
23
CONTROLS
Seat Adjustment Lever
The seat can be adjusted lengthways. The lever is
located at the right side of the seat (as seen by the
driver in the seat). When making adjustments the
lever is moved to the left or upward depending on
model.
8066-006
Lengthways adjustment
Fuel Shut Off Valve
The fuel shut off valve is located at the left rear of the
seat. The valve is off when the handle tab is turned
perpendicular to the fuel line.
8065-010
Fuel shut off valve in the CLOSED position.
24
CONTROLS
Refueling
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
It is recommended that fuel be added to both
tanks on initial start up.
Read the safety instructions before refueling. The
machine has two fuel tanks, one on each side just
behind the seat. The capacity for each tank is 6
gallons (11.4 liters).
Regularly check the gas cap gasket for damage and
keep the cap properly tightened.
The engine will run on a minimum of 87-octane
unleaded gasoline (no oil mix). Environmentally
adapted alkylate gasoline can be used. See Technical
Data concerning ethanol fuel. Methanol fuel is not
allowed. Do not use E85 alcohol based fuel. Damage
to the engine and components may occur.
When operating in temperatures below 32° F. (0° C.),
use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure
good cold weather starting.
WARNING!
Gasoline is highly flammable.
Observe caution and fill the tank
outdoors (see the safety instruction).
WARNING!
The engine and the exhaust system
become very hot during operation.
Risk for burns if touched.
8065-007
Gasoline fuel tanks
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol, ethanol or methanol)
can attract moisture which leads to separation
and formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage. To avoid engine problems,
the fuel system should be emptied before
storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas
tank, start the engine and let it run until the
fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh
fuel the next season. See Storage Instructions
for additional information. Never use engine
or carburetor cleaners in the fuel tank or
permanent damage may occur.
Allow engine and exhaust system to
cool at least two (2) minutes before
refueling
WARNING!
Fill to bottom of filler neck. Do not
overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil
or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
25
OPERATION
Read the Safety Instructions section and the
following pages if you are unfamiliar with the machine.
Training
Zero turn mowers are far more maneuverable than
typical riding mowers due to their unique steering
capabilities.
We suggest that this section be reviewed in its entirety
prior to attempting to move the mower under its own
power. Additionally, we suggest when first operating
the mower, use a reduced throttle speed and reduced
ground speed by NOT moving control levers to the
furthest forward or reverse positions during initial
operation, or until operator becomes comfortable
with controls. We also suggest first time users, or new
users to Zero Turn mowers to become familiar with
the mower’s movement on a hard surface, such as
concrete or blacktop PRIOR to attempting to operate
on turf. Until operator becomes comfortable with
mower controls and zero turning capability, they may
damage turf due to overly aggressive maneuvers.
Steering
To move forward and backward
The direction and speed of the mower’s movements
is effected by the movement of the control lever(s)
on each side of mower. The left control lever controls
the left wheel. The right control lever controls the right
wheel.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
When control levers are in the reverse position
they return to neutral when released. This may
cause the mower to suddenly stop.
First time users should push mower (see Manual
Transport in the Operation section) to an open, flat
area, without other people or vehicles or obstacles
nearby. To move unit under its own power, the
operator must be in the seat, start engine (see
Before Starting in the Operation section), adjust
engine speed to idle, disengage parking brake, do
not engage blades at this time, rotate control levers
inward. As long as the control levers have not been
26
moved forward or backwards, the mower will not
move. Slowly move both control levers forward slightly.
This will allow mower to start moving forward in a
straight line. Pull back on control levers to the neutral
position and mower should stop moving. Pull back
slightly on control levers, this will allow mower to start
moving backwards. Push forward on control levers to
the neutral position and mower should stop moving.
To turn to the right
While moving in a forward direction, pull the right lever
back towards the neutral position while maintaining
the position of the left lever, this will slow the rotation
of the right wheel and cause the machine to turn in
that direction.
To turn to the left
While moving in a forward direction pull the left lever
back towards the neutral position while maintaining
the position of the right lever, this will slow the rotation
of the left wheel and cause the machine to turn in that
direction.
To zero turn
While moving in a forward direction, first pull both
control levers back until the mower stops or slows
dramatically.
Then by alternating one lever slightly to the forward
position and the other in the reverse position, the
mower turns to the direction of the reverse position
lever.
OPERATION
Roll Bar and Safety Belt
Operate the unit with the roll bar in the raised and
locked position and use the seat belt. There is no
rollover protection when the roll bar is down. If it is
necessary to lower roll bar, do not wear the seat belt.
Raise the roll bar as soon as clearance permits.
WARNING!
The seat belt must be used when the
roll bar is in upright position.
Before Starting
•
Read the sections Safety Instructions and
Controls before starting the machine.
• Perform the daily maintenance before starting
(see maintenance schedule in the Maintenance
section).
• Check that there is sufficient fuel in the fuel tank.
• Adjust the seat to the desired position.
The following conditions must be fulfilled before the
engine can be started:
1. The blade switch for engaging the mower
blades must be depressed.
2. The parking brake must be on.
8011-464
Roll bar in upright position
8065-006
Activate parking brake before starting
3. Both steering controls must be in the locked
(outer) neutral position.
8065-018
Place controls in neutral position
27
OPERATION
Starting the Engine
1. Sit on the seat.
2. Raise the mower deck to the transport position
by setting the lift pedals fully forward.
3. Activate the parking brake.
8065-017
Set mower deck to the transport position
4. Disengage the mower blades by depressing the
blade switch.
8066-002
Press the control for disengaging the mower deck
5. Move the steering controls outward to the
locked (outer) neutral position.
8065-018
Place controls in neutral position
28
OPERATION
6. Move the throttle to the middle position.
8066-007
Set the throttle
7. If the engine is cold, the choke control should
be pulled outward to the choke position.
8066-002
Set the choke control
8. Open the fuel tank valve.
8065-013
Fuel valve in the OPEN position
29
OPERATION
9. Press in and turn the ignition key to the start
position.
8066-007
Turn to START position
10.When the engine starts, immediately release the
ignition key back to the run position.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not run the starter for more than 5 seconds
each time. If the engine does not start, wait
about 10 seconds before retrying.
8066-008
Release ignition to the RUN position
30
OPERATION
11.Push the choke control in gradually when the
engine has started.
8066-007
Push choke in after starting
12.Set the desired engine speed with the throttle.
Allow the engine to run at a moderate speed,
“half throttle”, for 3-5 minutes before loading
it too heavily. USE FULL THROTTLE WHEN
MOWING (no choke).
WARNING!
Engine exhaust and certain vehicle
components contain or emit
chemicals considered to cause
cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive system damage. The
engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, which is an odorless,
colorless, poisonous gas. Do not use
the machine in enclosed spaces.
8066-002
Set the engine speed
31
OPERATION
Weak Battery
WARNING!
Lead-acid batteries generate
explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame
and smoking materials away from
batteries. Always wear eye protection
when around batteries.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The mower is equipped with a 12-volt negative
grounded system. The other vehicle must also
be a 12-volt negative grounded system. Do not
use the mower to start other vehicles.
If “jumper cables” are used for emergency starting,
follow this procedure:
Jumper Cables
• Connect each end of the RED cable to the
POSITIVE (+) terminal on each battery, taking
care not to short against chassis.
• Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the
NEGATIVE (-) terminal of the fully charged battery.
• Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to a
good CHASSIS GROUND on the mower with the
discharged battery, away from the fuel tank and
battery.
To remove cables, reverse order
• Remove BLACK cable first from chassis and then
from the fully charged battery.
• Remove RED cable last from both batteries.
32
8011-642
Jumper cable connection
OPERATION
Running
1. Release the parking brake by moving the lever
downward.
NOTE: The mower is equipped with an operator
presence system. When the engine is running,
any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake will shut
off the engine.
2. Move the steering controls to the neutral
position (N).
8065-006
Release the parking brake
3. The cutting height can be set from 1"- 5"
(2.5 cm-12.7 cm) by setting the cutting height
pin into the desired hole. Release deck height
control by applying equal pressure to both
pedals.
8065-017
Cut height selection pedals
Push foot pedal fully forward for transport
position. Set pin at desired cutting height. (Pin
is removed by rotating 180O.) Push pedals again
to lower deck to selected setting.
8065-016
Set deck to selected cutting height
33
OPERATION
4. Make sure the work area is free from objects
that could be thrown by the rotating blades.
WARNING!
Ensure that no one is near mower
when engaging blade switch.
5. Engage the mower deck by pulling out the
blade switch.
6. Move throttle control to full throttle.
The machine’s speed and direction are
continuously variable using the two steering
controls. When both controls are in the neutral
position, the machine stands still.
By moving both controls an equal amount
forward or backward, the machine moves in a
straight line forward or backward respectively.
8066-002
Engage the mower deck and move throttle to full.
Operating on Hills
Read the Safety Instructions Driving on Slopes in the
Safety Instructions.
WARNING!
Do not drive up or down hills with
slopes greater than 10 degrees. Do
not drive across slopes.
•
The slowest speed possible should be used
before starting up or down hills.
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
•
8065-018
Place controls in neutral position
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Control levers return to neutral when released.
This may cause the mower to suddenly stop.
•
•
•
•
If stopping is absolutely necessary, pull drive
levers into the neutral position and push to the
outside of the unit and engage the parking brake.
To restart movement, release the parking brake.
Pull the control levers back to the center of the
mower and press forward to regain forward
motion.
Make all turns slowly.
8065-006
Release the parking brake
34
OPERATION
Stopping the Engine
Move the throttle to the minimum position (tortoise
symbol). If the engine has been worked hard, allow it
to idle at least 60 seconds to attain a normal operating
temperature before stopping. To prevent fouling
the spark plugs, avoid idling the engine for longer
periods.
•
Disengage the mower deck by depressing the
blade switch.
8066-009
Disengage the mower deck and move throttle to minimum
•
•
•
Raise the mower deck by pressing the foot pedal
forward to the transport position.
When the machine is standing still, activate the
parking brake by pulling the lever upward.
Turn the ignition key to the stop position.
8065-016
Raise deck to transport position
•
•
Move the steering controls outward.
Remove key. To prevent unauthorized use, always
remove key when leaving the mower.
8065-018
Place controls in neutral position to stop
35
OPERATION
Mowing Tips
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
36
Observe and flag rocks and other fixed objects to
avoid collisions.
Begin with a high cutting height and reduce it
until the desired mowing result is attained. The
average lawn should be cut to 2½" (64 mm)
during the cool season and over 3" (76 mm)
during the hot months. For healthier and better
looking lawns, mow often after moderate growth.
For best cutting performance, grass over 6" (15
cm) in height should be mowed twice. Make the
first cut relatively high; the second to the desired
height.
The mowing result will be best with a high engine
speed (the blades rotate rapidly) and low speed
(the rider moves slowly). If the grass is not
too long and dense, the driving speed can be
increased without negatively affecting the mowing
result.
The finest lawns are obtained by mowing often.
The lawn becomes more even and the grass
clippings more evenly distributed over the mown
area. The total time taken is not increased as a
higher operating speed can be used without poor
mowing results.
Avoid mowing wet lawns. The mowing result is
poorer because the wheels sink into the soft lawn,
clumps build, and the grass clippings fasten
under the cowling.
Hose the mower deck underside with water after
each use. When cleaning, the mower deck shall
be raised into the transport position. Make sure
the mower is cooled and the engine is off.
Use compressed air to clean top surface of the
deck. Avoid flooding water on top surface, engine
and electrical components.
When the mulching kit is used, it is important that
the mowing interval is frequent and that the deck
is cleaned more often.
WARNING!
Clear the lawn of stones and other
objects that can be thrown out by the
blades.
8011-603b
Mowing pattern
WARNING!
Never drive the rider on terrain that
slopes more than 10 degrees. Mow
slopes up and down, never side
to side. Avoid sudden directional
changes.
OPERATION
Manual Transport
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Tighten the valve moderately.
Do not overtighten the valve when closing.
That can damage the valve seat.
Pump Release Valves
Pump release valves are located at the rear of each
pump. They are used to release the system so the
machine may be moved by hand when not running.
Tilt the seat forward and remove the fan cover to gain
access to the pump.
Use a 5/8" wrench or socket and ratchet. Turn the
pump release valve ½ turn. Reverse the procedure to
reset the pump.
8065-061
Remove fan cover to access release valves
WARNING!
No adjustments or maintenance
should be carried out unless:
•
the engine stopped
•
the ignition key removed
•
the parking brake activated
37
maintenance
Daily
MAINTENANCE
Check the parking brake
Check the engine’s oil level (every refueling)
Check the safety system
Check for fuel and oil leakages
Check/clean the engine’s cooling air intake
Check the mower deck
Check for loose hardware (screws, nuts)
Clean under the mower deck
Start the engine and blades, listen for unusual sounds
Check for damage
Thoroughly clean around the engine
Clean around belts, belt pulleys
Check the tire pressures
Check battery connections
Sharpen3)/ Replace mower blades
Clean the engine’s cooling air intake 2)
Clean the air cleaner’s pre-filter 2) (foam)
Clean the air cleaner’s filter cartridge 2) (paper filter)
Check/adjust the parking brake
Inspect muffler/spark arrester
1)
Before
●
■
●
♦
After
■
●
●
●
♦
♦
♦
♦
●
At least
once
each
year
●
●
■
■
■
●
♦
Maintenance interval
in hours
50
250
500
●
●
●
♦
♦
♦
●
●
●
■
♦
♦
♦
●
●
●
■
■
■
●
♦
♦
♦
♦
●
●
●
■
●
♦
First change after 8-10 hours. When operating with a heavy load or at high ambient temperatures, replace every 50 hours.
conditions, cleaning and replacement are required more often. 3) Performed by authorized service workshop.
● = Described in this manual
♦ = Not described in this manual
■ = Refer to the engine manufacturer's manual
38
●
♦
2)
In dusty
maintenance
Daily
MAINTENANCE
Before
After
At least
once
each
year
Maintenance interval
in hours
50
250
Check/adjust throttle cable
Check the condition of belts, belt pulleys
Change the engine oil
1)
Replace the engine oil filter
Clean/replace the spark plugs
Replace the fuel filter
Replace air filter 2) (paper filter)
Check the caster wheels (every 200 hours)
Replace the air cleaner’s pre-filter 2) (foam)
Check the hydraulic oil in the oil tank
●
Change the hydraulic oil (every 500 hours)
Replace the hydraulic oil filter (every 500 hours)
●
■
■
■
●
■
●
■
■
500
■
●
■
■
●
■
●
●
●
●
●
♦
●
♦
♦
Dismantle and inspect starter 3) (every 500 hours)
Check/adjust the mower deck
Check the engine valve clearance 3)
Perform the 500-hour service 3)
1)
●
♦
♦
First change after 5-8 hours. When operating with a heavy load or at high ambient temperatures, replace every 50 hours.
conditions, cleaning and replacement are required more often. 3) Performed by authorized service workshop.
2)
In dusty
● = Described in this manual
♦ = Not described in this manual
■ = Refer to the engine manufacturer's manual
WARNING!
Before performing any service or adjustment checklist:
•
•
•
•
•
Engage the parking brake.
Place the Blade-switch in the disengaged position.
Turn the ignition switch to “OFF” position and remove the key.
Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
Disconnect the spark plug wire from all spark plugs and place the wire where it cannot come in contact with the plug.
39
maintenance
Battery
STANDARD
The mower is equipped with a maintenance free
battery and does not need servicing. However,
periodic charging of the battery with an automotive
type battery charger will extend its life.
• Keep battery and terminals clean.
• Keep battery bolts tight.
• See chart for charging times.
BATTERY
STATE
APPROXIMATE BATTERY CHARGING TIME*
TO FULL CHARGE AT 80OF / 27OC
OF
CHARGE
Maximum Rate at:
50 Amps
30 Amps
12.6V
100%
12.4V
75%
20 min.
12.2V
50%
45 min.
12.0V
25%
65 min.
11.8V
0%
85 min.
150 min.
20 Amps
10 Amps
- FULL CHARGE 35 min.
48 min.
90 min.
75 min.
95 min.
180 min.
115 min.
145 min.
280 min.
195 min.
370 min.
*Charging time depends on battery capacity,
condition, age, temperature and efficiency of charger
WARNING!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Always wear eye protection when
around batteries.
Do not attempt to open or remove caps or
covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte
is not necessary.
Battery Removal
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can
cause the battery to “leak” power.
1. Lift the seat and rotate fully forward until
supported by the seat rod.
2. Loosen the two wingnuts attached to the side
“J” bolts just enough that the battery mount
bracket slides down off the battery.
3. Using two ½" wrenches disconnect BLACK
battery cable then RED battery cable.
4. Carefully remove the battery from the mower.
Always use two wrenches for the terminal
screws.
WARNING!
Do not short battery terminals by
allowing a wrench or any other
object to contact both terminals at
the same time. Before connecting
battery, remove metal bracelets,
wristwatch bands, rings, etc.
Positive terminal must be connected
first to prevent sparks from
accidental grounding.
For cleaning
5. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
6. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with
wire brush until shiny.
For replacing
7. Install new battery with terminals in the same
position as the old battery.
1
8. Connect RED battery cable first to positive (+)
battery terminal.
9. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-)
battery terminal.
10.Slide mount bracket back up over battery and
retighten wingnuts.
11.Lower seat.
40
2
1. Mount bracket
2. Battery bracket
Battery cleaning and installation
8065-020
maintenance
Safety System
This machine is equipped with a safety system
that prevents starting or driving under the following
conditions.
The engine can only be started when:
1. The mower deck is disengaged.
2. The steering controls are in the outer, locked
neutral position.
3. The parking brake is on.
Make daily inspections to ensure that the safety
system works by attempting to start the engine
when one of the conditions is not met. Change the
conditions and try again.
If the machine starts when one of these conditions
is not met, turn the machine off and repair the safety
system before using the machine again.
Make sure the engine stops when the park brake
is not engaged and the operator leaves the seated
position.
Check that the engine stops if the mower blades are
engaged and the driver temporarily moves off the
driver's seat.
8065-021
Conditions for starting
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
To be able to drive, the driver must sit in the
seat and release the parking brake before
the steering controls can be moved into the
neutral position, otherwise the engine will
stop.
Fuel Filter
Replace the line-mounted fuel filter every 100 hours
(once per season) or more often if it becomes
clogged.
1. Move the hose clamps away from the filter. Use
flat-nosed pliers.
2. Pull the filter loose from the hose ends.
3. Check hoses for brittleness or damage. Replace
if necessary.
4. Push the new filter into the hose ends. Position
the filter with the FLOW arrow pointing toward
the fuel pump. If necessary, a soap solution can
be applied to the filter ends to ease mounting.
5. Move the hose clamps back toward the filter.
8065-026
Fuel filter
Tire Pressures
Fill tire pressures to 15 psi / 103 kPa / 1 bar.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
DO NOT add any type of tire liner or foam
fill material to the drive tires. Excessive
loads created by foam filled tires will cause
premature failures.
Only use O.E.M. specified tires.
41
maintenance
Parking Brake
Visually check that no damage is found on the lever,
links, or switch belonging to the parking brake.
Perform a standstill test and check that there is
sufficient braking action.
WARNING!
Faulty adjustment results in reduced
braking ability and can cause an
accident.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The machine must be standing still when
applying the parking brake.
8065-006
Parking brake
Parking Brake Adjustments
1. Using a jack stand, raise the rear of the mower
up off the ground. Make sure the machine is
securely supported.
2. Remove the rear tire assemblies.
3. Release the park brake.
4. Measure the distance from the swivel to the
washer. (See Illustration). The measurement
should be 1¾" on both the right and left side
brake linkage assemblies.
1¾"
1
2
8065-051
1. Swivel
2. Washer
Parking brake adjustment
5. If adjustments are needed, loosen B jam nut
and turn A jam nut until the correct distance is
achieved. Retighten B jam nuts against A jam
nuts.
B
D
A
C
8065-052
Parking brake adjustment
42
maintenance
6. Engage the park brake. Measure the distance
between the D brake bolt and the brake swivel.
The distance should be 1/8"-¼".
7. If adjustments are needed, loosen C jam nut.
Turn the brake bolt until the distance is correct.
Retighten C jam nuts.
/8"-¼" gap with park
brake engaged
1
Neutral Adjustments
8065-049
Measure gap
WARNING!
Neutral adjustments are made with
the rear tires able to rotate. Do not
wear loose clothing or jewelry and
keep hands and feet away from tires.
Neutral adjustments are made with the rear wheels off
the ground and able to rotate, which is done with the
engine running.
1. Using a jack stand, raise the rear of the mower
up off the ground enough so the tires can
rotate freely. Make sure the machine is securely
supported.
2. Lift the seat and rotate fully forward until
supported by the seat rod.
3. Unplug the safety switch and harness from the
seat.
4. Using two 9/16" wrenches, loosen the jam nut
next to the turnbuckle. (See illustration.)
5. Hold down the safety switch plunger and start
the engine. Continue to hold the plunger down
during the next two steps.
6. Keeping the drive levers in the neutral lock
position, release the parking brake. The drive
wheels should NOT rotate.
7. If the drive wheels rotate, turn the turnbuckle
until the wheels stop. Release plunger to stop
the engine.
8. Retighten the jam nut against the turnbuckle
while holding the turnbuckle.
9. Duplicate procedure for the opposite wheel.
10.After adjustments are made, secure the safety
switch and lower the seat.
8065-050
Seat safety switch
1
1. Jam Nut
2. Turnbuckle
Neutral adjustment
2
8065-049
43
maintenance
Deck Belt
Deck Belt Removal
Park on a level surface. Apply park brake. Lower the
deck into the lowest cutting position.
1. Remove foot plate and belt shields.
2. Remove any dirt or grass that may have
accumulated around the cutter housings and
entire deck surface.
3. With a ½" breaker bar and using the square
opening in the idler arm, shift the arm counter
clockwise to relieve the tension on the belt.
4. Carefully roll the belt over the top of the cutter
housing pulleys.
5. Remove the belt guide hardware with a ½"
wrench and set belt guide aside.
6. Remove the belt from around the electric clutch
on the engine shaft.
Deck Belt Installation
NOTE: For ease in installing the deck belt, refer to the
routing decal on the cutting deck.
1. Place the belt around all the pulleys except the
center spindle pulley.
2. With a ½" breaker bar, shift the idler arm counter
clockwise. When there is enough slack, slip the
belt onto the center spindle pulley.
3. Reinstall the belt guide removed in Step 5
above.
8065-040
Release the belt tension
8065-045
Remove belt guide
8065-047
Refer to belt routing decal
44
maintenance
4. Double check belt routing to make sure it
matches the routing decal, and that the belt
does not have any twist. Correct if needed.
5. Adjust belt tension by turning the eyebolt until
there is approximately 7/8" -1" of threads showing
outside the nut.
6. Belt tension should be set to 60-70 lbs.
7. Replace belt shields on both mandrel housings
and secure with fasteners.
Pump Belt
The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they
begin to slip from wear.
8065-054
Adjust belt tension
Replacing Pump Belt
Park the mower on a level surface. Engage the
parking brake.
Belt Removal
1. Remove the deck belt (see Deck Belt Removal
in this section of the manual).
2. Remove clutch stop to access the belt.
3. Disconnect clutch wire.
4. With a ½" breaker bar and using the square
opening in the idler arm, shift the arm to create
slack in the belt.
5. Remove belt from the engine and pump pulleys.
Belt Installation
1. Wrap the belt around the engine pulley.
2. Wrap the belt around the left pump pulley.
3. Route the belt around the inside of the idler
pulley.
4. With a ½" breaker bar and using the square
opening in the idler arm, shift the arm to create
slack in the belt.
While holding the idler back with the breaker
bar, wrap the belt around the right pump pulley.
5. Replace and secure clutch stop.
6. Reinstall the deck belt. (See Deck Belt
Installation in this section of the manual).
3
1
2
Electric clutch
Idler arm release placement
Clutch stop
Pump belt removal
8065-041
V-belts
Check every 100 hours of operation. Check for severe
cracking and large nicks.
NOTE: The belt will show some small cracks in normal
operation.
45
maintenance
Cutting Blades
To attain the best mowing effect, it is important that
the blades are well sharpened and not damaged.
Bent or cracked blades or blades with large nicks
should be replaced.
Blades damaged from hitting obstacles that result
in a breakdown should be replaced. The service
workshop should decide whether the blade can be
repaired/ground or must be replaced. Balance the
blades after sharpening.
Check the blade mounts.
WARNING!
Blades are sharp. Protect your
hands with gloves and/or wrap
blades with a heavy cloth when
handling.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The sharpening of blades should be carried
out by an authorized service workshop.
Blade Replacement
WARNING!
3
Blades are sharp. Protect your
hands with gloves and/or wrap
blades with a heavy cloth when
handling.
1
1. Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
2. Install new or re-sharpened blade with stamped
“GRASS SIDE” facing towards ground/grass
(down) or “THIS SIDE UP” facing deck and
cutter housing.
3. Install and tighten blade bolt securely.
4. Torque blade bolt to 90 ft-lbs (122 Nm).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Special blade bolt is heat treated.
Replace with a Dixon bolt if required.
Do not use lower grade hardware than
specified.
46
2
1. Blade
2. Blade bolt (special)
3. Cutter housing
Blade attachment
8065-028
maintenance
Adjusting the Mower Deck
Leveling Deck
Adjust the deck while the mower is on a level
surface. Make sure the tires are inflated to the correct
pressure. See Tire Pressures in Maintenance section.
If tires are under or over inflated, the deck cannot be
properly adjusted. Faulty mower deck adjustments will
cause an uneven mowing result.
Four bolts control the height and pitch of the mower
deck. The deck should be adjusted slightly higher in
the rear.
NOTE: To insure accuracy of leveling procedure,
mower deck drive belt must be installed prior to
leveling the deck.
1. Wear heavy gloves. Turn each outer blade tip to
align the deck in a side-to-side manner.
2. Measure from the floor surface up to the bottom
of the blade tip on the discharge side of the
mower deck. Retain this measurement. Move to
the opposite side; check that measurement is
the same. If adjustment is required, loosen the
locknut and adjust bolt up until both side-to-side
measurements are equal. Retain measurement.
3. Turn both outer blades to align with the deck in
front-to-rear manner. Reposition rear mounting
bolts up or down until rear blade tips are
positioned 1/8" to 3/8" higher in the rear than the
front blade tips.
4. Confirm measurements once again. Blade tip
height should be equal in a side-to-side manner.
In the rear, blade tips should be 1/8" to 3/8" higher
than the front measurement. In the front, blade
tips should be equal from side-to-side.
NOTE: This will place the mower deck in a base
measurement position. Additional adjustment may be
required to achieve desired cut for the type of grass
or conditions being mowed.
WARNING!
Blades are sharp. Protect your
hands with gloves and/or wrap
blades with a heavy cloth when
handling.
1
2
1. Adjustment bolt
2. Locknut
Leveling the mower deck
8065-037
47
maintenance
Anti-scalp Rollers
Anti-scalp rollers keep the deck in the proper position
to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. Do
not adjust the rollers to support the deck.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Adjust anti-scalp rollers with the mower on a
flat level surface.
The anti-scalp rollers can be set in three positions:
• Upper position 1 to 2½" (25 to 63 mm) grass.
• Middle position 2½" to 4" (63 to 102 mm) grass.
• Lower position 4" to 5" (102 to 127 mm) grass.
8065-029
Anti-scalp rollers
Deck Lift Spring
When mowing 2" or lower, it may be necessary to
adjust the deck lift springs. Access the springs by
tilting the seat forward.
Loosen the nut to adjust the spring tension.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The anti-scalp rollers must not be used for
gauge wheels or the roller and deck may be
damaged.
8065-062
Deck lift spring
48
maintenance
Caster Wheels
Check every 200 hours. Check that wheels rotate
freely.
Removal and Installation
Remove nut and caster bolt. Pull the wheel out of
the fork. Install in reverse order. Tighten caster bolt.
Torque to 45 ft-lbs (61 Nm), then back nut off ½ turn.
NOTE: Tire should rotate freely but axle spacers
should not.
If wheels do not rotate freely take the unit to the dealer
for service.
Hardware
Check daily. Inspect the entire machine for loose or
missing hardware.
2
1
8065-030
1. Caster bolt
2. Axle spacer
Caster wheel
Cleaning
Regular cleaning and washing, especially under the
mower deck, will increase the machine’s life-span.
Make it a habit to clean the machine directly after use
(after it is cooled), before the dirt sticks.
Do not spray water on the top of the mower deck. Use
compressed air to clean the top side of mower deck.
Regularly clean deck and underside of the deck with
normal water pressure. Do not use a high pressure
washer or steam cleaner. Avoid spraying engine and
electrical components with water.
Do not rinse hot surfaces with cold water. Let unit cool
before washing.
Use protective glasses when
cleaning and washing.
49
LUBRICATION
Lubrication Schedule
8065-035
12/12 Every year
1/52 Every Week
1/365 Every day
Lubricate with grease gun
Oil change
Filter change
Level check
* Change hydraulic drive filters.
p Change engine oil every 50 hours.
General
Remove the ignition key to prevent unintentional
movements during lubrication.
When lubricating with an oil can, it must be filled with
engine oil.
When lubricating with grease, unless otherwise stated,
use high grade molybdenum disulphide grease.
For daily use, the machine should be lubricated twice
weekly.
50
Wipe away excess grease after lubrication.
It is important to avoid getting lubricant on the belts
or the drive surfaces on the belt pulleys. Should this
happen, attempt to clean them with spirits. If the belt
continues to slip after cleaning, it must be replaced.
Gasoline or other petroleum products must not be
used to clean belts.
LUBRICATION
Wheel and Deck Zerks
Use only good quality bearing grease.
Grease from well-known brand names (petrochemical
companies, etc.) usually maintains a good quality.
Front Wheel Mount
Remove dust cap to expose zerk. Lubricate with a
grease gun until the grease is forced out around the
top washer.
Front Wheel Bearings
Lubricate 3-4 strokes with a grease gun on each set of
wheel bearings.
8065-032
Lubricating front wheels
Deck Spindle
Lower the cutting deck completely.
If a grease gun without rubber hose is used, the foot
plate must be removed.
Lubricate with a grease gun, 2-3 strokes per spindle.
8065-033
Deck spindle
Cables
If possible, grease both ends of the cables and move
the controls to end stop positions when lubricating.
Refit the rubber covers on the cables after lubrication.
Cables with sheaths will bind if they are not lubricated
regularly. If a cable binds, it can disrupt operation.
If a cable binds, remove the cable and hang it
vertically. Lubricate it with light engine oil until the oil
begins to escape from the bottom.
51
LUBRICATION
Hydraulic Drive
Fluid Change
The hydraulic drive is designed with an external
filter for ease of maintenance. To ensure constant
fluid quality levels and longer life, an oil filter change
interval of every 500 hours is recommended.
The following procedure can be performed with the
pump installed in the vehicle, and the vehicle on level
ground.
1. Lock the vehicle parking brake.
2. Place an oil drain pan with a 2 gallon capacity
beneath the oil reservoir. Remove the drain
port and drain oil. Remove the oil filter from the
pump.
Drain old oil filters of all free-flowing oil prior
to disposal. Place used oil in appropriate
containers and dispose of it in accordance
with laws in your area.
3. After the oil has drained, wipe the filter base
surface off and apply a film of new oil to the
gasket of the new replacement filter.
4. Prefill the oil filter with new oil and install the new
filter by hand. Turn ¾ to one full turn after the
filter gasket contacts the filter base surface.
5. Fill reservoir with synthetic 15W 50 oil to the
level of the lower hole in the fill tube. DO NOT
fill above the level of the upper hole. After
purging, check levels and add oil if necessary.
6. Reinstall the reservoir cap by hand. Do not
overtighten.
7. Proceed to the purge procedure.
52
2
3
1
1. Pump filter
2. Oil reservoir
3. Drain port
Changing the hydraulic pump oil and filter
Do not fill above
this level
8065-036
Minimum fill level
LUBRICATION
Purging Procedures
Due to the effects air has on efficiency in hydrostatic
drive applications, it is critical to purge the system.
These purge procedures should be implemented
any time a hydrostatic system has been opened to
facilitate maintenance or any additional oil has been
added to the system.
Resulting symptoms in hydrostatic systems may be:
• Noisy operation.
• Lack of power or drive after short term operation.
• High operation temperature and excessive
expansion of oil.
• Shortened component life.
Before starting, make sure the oil tank is at the proper
oil level. If not, fill to the specifications outlined above.
The following procedures are best performed with the
vehicle drive wheels off the ground, then repeated
under normal operating conditions.
1. Disengage the brake if activated.
2. With the bypass valve open and the engine
running at fast idle, slowly move the directional
control in both forward and reverse directions (5
or 6 times). As air is purged from the unit, the oil
level will drop.
3. With the bypass valve closed and the engine
running, slowly move the directional control
in both forward and reverse directions (5 to
6 times). Check the oil level and add oil as
required after stopping the engine.
4. It may be necessary to repeat Steps 2 and 3
until all the air is completely purged from the
system. When the hydraulic drive operates
at normal noise levels and moves smoothly
forward and reverse at normal speeds, the
hydraulic drive is considered purged.
5. After the vehicle has been used two times, the
oil level should be checked while the oil is cold
and adjusted accordingly.
53
troubleshooting guide
Problem
Cause
Engine will not start.
•
Blade switch is engaged.
•
Steering controls are not locked in the neutral
position.
•
Parking brake is not activated.
•
Battery is dead.
•
Contamination in the carburetor or fuel line.
•
Fuel supply is closed.
•
Clogged fuel filter or fuel line.
•
Faulty ignition system.
•
Dead battery.
•
Poor contacts on the battery terminal cable
connections.
•
Fuse blown.
•
Ignition system faulty.
•
Fault in the starter safety circuit. See Safety
System in the Maintenance Section
•
Faulty carburetor.
•
Choke control is pulled out with warm engine.
•
Clogged fuel filter or jet.
•
Clogged ventilation valve on the fuel cap.
•
Fuel tank nearly empty.
•
Fouled spark plug.
•
Spark plug is loose.
•
Rich fuel mixture or fuel-air mixture.
•
Wrong fuel type.
•
Water in the fuel.
•
Clogged air filter.
•
Clogged air filter.
•
Fouled spark plugs.
•
Carburetor incorrectly adjusted.
Starter does not turn the engine over.
Engine runs rough.
Engine seems weak.
54
troubleshooting guide
Problem
Cause
Machine vibrates.
•
Blades are loose.
•
Blades are incorrectly balanced.
•
Engine is loose.
•
Clogged air intake or cooling fins.
•
Engine overloaded.
•
Poor ventilation around engine.
•
Defective engine speed regulator.
•
Too little or no oil in the engine.
•
Fouled spark plug.
•
Poor contact with battery terminal cable
connectors.
•
Charging lead is disconnected.
•
Fault in engine charging system.
•
Parking brake on.
•
Bypass valve on pump open.
•
Drive belt for the transmission gears slack or has
come off.
•
Air in hydraulic system.
•
Drive belt for the mower deck has come loose.
•
Contact for the electromagnetic coupling has
loosened.
•
The blade switch is faulty or has come loose, from
the cable contact.
•
The fuse has blown.
•
Damaged seals, housing, or gaskets.
•
Air trapped in hydraulic system.
•
Unequal tire pressure on the left and right sides.
•
Bent blades.
•
Suspension for the mower deck is uneven.
•
Blades are dull.
•
Driving speed too high.
•
The grass is too long.
•
Grass collected under the mower deck.
Engine overheats.
Battery not charging.
Machine moves slowly, unevenly, or not at all.
Mower deck not engaging.
Hydraulic drive leaks oil.
Uneven mowing results.
55
STORAGE
Winter Storage
At the end of the mowing season, the machine should
be readied for storage (or if it will not be in use for
longer than 30 days).
Fuel allowed to stand for long periods of time (30 days
or more) can leave sticky residues that can plug the
carburetor and disrupt engine function.
Fuel stabilizers are an acceptable option as regards
to the sticky residues that can occur during storage.
Add stabilizer to the fuel in the tank or in the storage
container. Always use the mixing ratios specified by
the manufacturer of the stabilizer. Run the engine for
at least 10 minutes after adding the stabilizer so that
it reaches the carburetor. Do not empty the fuel tank
and the carburetor if a stabilizer has been added.
WARNING!
Never store an engine with fuel
in the tank indoors or in poorly
ventilated spaces where fuel vapor
can come in contact with open
flames, sparks, or a pilot light such
as in a boiler, hot water tank, clothes
drier, etc. Handle the fuel with care.
It is very flammable and can cause
serious personal injury and property
damage. Drain the fuel into an
approved container outdoors and
far away from open flame. Never
use gasoline for cleaning. Use
a degreaser and warm water.
56
To ready the machine for storage, follow these steps:
1. Thoroughly clean the machine, especially under
the mower deck. Touch up damage to the paint
and spray a thin layer of oil on the underside of
the mower deck to avoid corrosion.
2. Inspect the machine for worn or damaged parts
and tighten any nuts or screws that may have
become loose.
3. Change the engine oil; dispose of properly.
4. Empty the fuel tanks or add a fuel stabilizer. Start
the engine and allow it to run until the carburetor
is drained of fuel or the stabilizer has reached the
carburetor.
5. Remove the spark plug and pour about a
tablespoon of engine oil into the cylinder. Turn
over the engine so that the oil is evenly distributed
and then refit the spark plug.
6. Lubricate all grease zerks, joints, and axles.
7. Remove the battery. Clean, charge, and store the
battery in a cool place, but protect it from direct
cold.
8. Store the machine in a clean, dry place and cover
it for extra protection.
Service
When ordering spare parts, please specify the
purchase year, model, type, and serial number.
Always use genuine Dixon spare parts.
An annual check-up at an authorized service
workshop is a good way to ensure that the machine
performs its best the following season.
WIRING DIAGRAM
TIMER SCHEMATIC
57
TECHNICAL DATA
6029FX, 6029FX BF
7234FX, 7243FX BF
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
FX801V
FX921V
29 HP (21.6 Kw) @ 3600 rpm
34 HP (25.4 Kw) @ 3600 rpm
Pressure w/ Oil Filter
Pressure w/ Oil Filter
Oil capacity excluding filter
1.9 qts (1.8 liters)
1.9 qts (1.8 liters)
Oil capacity including filter
2.0 qts (2.0 liters)
2.0 qts (2.0 liters)
SAE 10W30 API SG-SJ
SAE 10W30 API SG-SJ
Engine
Manufacturer
Type
Power
Lubrication
Engine oil (See viscosity diagram)
Fuel
Fuel tanks capacity
Min 87 octane unleaded (Max
Min 87 octane unleaded (Max
ethyl alcohol 10%, Max MTBE 15%) ethyl alcohol 10%, Max MTBE 15%)
12 gallons / 45.4 liters
12 gallons / 45.4 liters
NGK - BPR4ES
.030" / 0.75 mm
NGK - BPR5ES
.030" / 0.75 mm
Cooling
Air cooled
Air cooled
Air filter
Heavy duty canister
Heavy duty canister
12v 15 amp @ 3600 rpm
12v 15 amp @ 3600 rpm
Electric
Electric
Dual pump and wheel motor
Dual pump and wheel motor
Dual levers, foam gripped
Dual levers, foam gripped
Speed forward
0-11 mph - 0-17.7 Km/h
0-12 mph - 0-19.3 Km/h
Speed reverse
0-6 mph - 0-9.7 Km/h
0-6 mph - 0-9.7 Km/h
Disc
Disc
Front caster tires, smooth tread
13 x 6.5 Flat Free
13 x 6.5 Flat Free
Rear tires, turf pneumatic
24 x 12-12 4 ply
24 x 12-12 4 ply
15 PSI / 103 kPa / 1 bar
15 PSI / 103 kPa / 1 bar
Spark plugs / gap
Alternator
Starter
Transmission
Transmission
Speed and direction controls
Brakes
Tire pressures
58
TECHNICAL DATA
6029FX, 6029FX BF
7234FX, 7243FX BF
Cutting Width
60" (152.4 cm)
72" (183 cm)
Cutting Height
1"-5" (2.5-12.7 cm)
1"-5" (2.5-12.7 cm)
Uncut Circle
0
0
Number of Blades
3
3
Blade Length
21" / 53.3 cm
25" / 63.5 cm
Nose Rollers
5 adjustable
6 adjustable
Sprung Seat
Suspension
Suspension
Hinged Arm Rests
Yes
Yes
Hour Meter
Yes
Yes
Blade Engagement
250 ft-lb Ogura
250 ft-lb Ogura
Deck Construction
7 gauge
Frame
Productivity
7 gauge
6 acres/h / 24,280 m /h
7.2 acres/h / 29,137 m2/h
1320 lbs / 599 kg
1400 lbs / 635 kg
Base Machine Length
82½" / 210 cm
86" / 218 cm
Base Machine Height
47½" / 121 cm
47½" / 121 cm
Base Machine Width
55" / 140 cm
57" / 145 cm
Overall Width, Chute Up
2
Dimension
Weight
61½" / 156 cm
73½" / 187 cm
Overall Width, Chute Down
73" / 185 cm
86" / 218 cm
Overall Height, ROPS Up
72" / 183 cm
72" / 183 cm
59
TECHNICAL DATA
Torque Specifications
Hex Head Cap Screws
The torque values shown should be used as a general guideline when specific torque values are not given.
U.S. Standard Hardware
Shank Size (Diameter in inches, fine or coarse thread)
Grade
SAE Grade 5
SAE Grade 8
Flangelock Screw
w/Flangelock Nut
ft./lbs
ft./lbs
Nm
ft./lbs
Nm
ft./lbs
Nm
¼
9
12
13
18
/16
18
24
28
38
24
33
/8
31
42
46
62
40
54
/16
50
68
75
108
½
75
102
115
156
/16
110
150
165
224
/8
150
203
225
305
¾
250
339
370
502
/8
378
513
591
801
1 /8
782
1060
1410
1912
5
3
7
9
5
7
1
** Grade 5 - Minimum commercial quality (lower quality not recommended)
Metric Standard Hardware
Shank Size (Diameter in millimeters, fine or coarse thread)
Grade
60
Grade 8.8
Grade 10.9
Grade 12.9
ft./lbs
ft./lbs
Nm
ft./lbs
Nm
ft./lbs
Nm
M4
1.5
2
2.2
3
2.7
3.6
M5
3
4
4.5
6
5.2
7
M6
5.2
7
7.5
10
8.2
11
M7
8.2
11
12
16
15
20
M8
13.5
18
18.8
25
21.8
29
M10
24
32
35.2
47
43.5
58
M12
43.5
58
62.2
83
75
100
M14
70.5
94
100
133
119
159
M16
108
144
147
196
176
235
M18
142
190
202
269
242
323
M20
195
260
275
366
330
440
M22
276
368
390
520
471
628
M24
353
470
498
664
596
794
M27
530
707
474
996
904
1205
WARRANTY
DIXON® ZTR® PRO SERIES COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL
Black Bear™, Kodiak® & Grizzly™ Mowers
DIXON WARRANTS ITS ZTR MOWERS AGAINST DEFECTS IN MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP FOR THE
PERIODS SET FORTH BELOW. THE SOLE REMEDY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF PARTS INCLUDING LABOR COSTS.
THIS WARRANTY IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS:
1.COMMERCIAL WARRANTY (use other than, or in addition to, mowing at owner’s primary place of residence):
a. First two years - 100% parts and labor subject to the conditions and limitations described herein with the
exception of non-covered items specified below.
b. Third year - limited to 100% parts cost as shown in the current Dixon Parts Price List and subject to the
conditions and limitations as described herein.
c. Attachments marketed through or approved by Dixon are warranted for one year parts and labor in
commercial use applications.
d. Pro Series Models are not subject to hour meter restrictions.
e. Warranty applies to new mowers.
2.RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY (used only at owner’s primary place of residence):
a. Three years - 100% parts and labor subject to the conditions and limitations described herein for a period
of three years from date of purchase by the original owner.
b. Attachments marketed through or approved by Dixon are warranted for two years parts and labor in
residential use applications.
c. Warranty applies to new mowers.
3.All Dixon warranty must be accomplished by authorized Dixon dealers and in accordance with Dixon warranty
policy and allowances. All warranty claims must be submitted to Dixon for approval.
4.Warranty labor reimbursement to dealers based on published Dixon flat rate schedule.
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 VOIDS ALL WARRANTY.
6.Battery warranty is limited to 1 year from mower manufacture date.
7.The following items are not covered by this warranty policy:
a. Routine maintenance or adjustments to include any oils, filters or other fluids used.
b. Belts, blades, tires and cosmetic appearance (paint, seat fade, etc.)
c. Pick up and delivery charges for transportation of mower to and from an authorized Dixon dealer’s place
of business.
d. Engines. These are covered under a separate warranty by each individual engine manufacturer. Consult
engine manual for warranty details.
e. Any costs or expense of providing substitute equipment while repair work is being performed on a
warranted mower.
8.THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
ARE EXCLUDED, OTHERWISE, ALL SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE SAME DURATION
AND REMEDIES AS THE EXPRESS WARRANTY. ALL LIABILITIES FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES UNDER
ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ARE EXCLUDED.
61
conformity certificates
USA requirements
Labels are placed on the engine and/or in the engine
compartment stating that the machine will fulfill the
requirements. This is also applicable to special
requirements for any of the states, (California emission
rules etc.). Do not remove any of these labels.
Certificates can also be supplied with the machine at
delivery or written in the Engine manual. Take care of
them as they are valuable documents.
62
CE requirements
The Declaration of Conformity is included in the
literature packet.
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
Date, mtr reading,
stamp, sign
Delivery Service
1. Charge and connect the battery.
2. Adjust the tire pressure of all wheels to 15 PSI (1 bar).
3. Check hydraulic oil level.
4. Check hydraulic hoses for kinking or leaks.
5. Check neutral position.
6. Fill with fuel and open the fuel shut off valve.
7. Start the engine.
8. Check that there is drive to both wheels.
9. Check the mower deck pitch and adjustment.
10. Check:
Safety switch for the parking brake.
Safety switch for the mower deck.
Safety switch in the seat.
Safety switch in the steering controls.
Parking brake functionality and adjustment.
Driving forward.
Driving backward.
Engaging the blades.
11. Check idle speed
12. Check engine high idle speed
13. Inform the customer about:
Need and advantages of following the service schedule.
Need and advantages of leaving the machine for service.
Effects of service and maintaining a service journal on the machine’s
resale value.
Application areas for mulching.
14. Fill in the sales papers, etc.
Delivery service has
been carried out.
No remaining notes.
Certified:
63
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
After 10 hours
1. Change the engine oil.
2. Change the oil filter.
3. Check hydraulic oil level.
4. Inspect hydraulic hoses.
5. Inspect hydraulic belt
6. Inspect hydraulic filter.
7. Check neutral position.
8. Check safety system.
9. Check seat belt.
10. Check ROPS.
11. Check fuel system for leaks.
12. Inspect safety guards and shields.
13. Check brake adjustment.
64
Date, mtr reading,
stamp, sign
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
Date, mtr reading,
stamp, sign
Daily Service
1. Clean debris from mower.
2. Check engine oil level.
3. Check the tire pressures.
4. Check underside of deck.
5. Inspect deck pulleys.
6. Check/clean the engine’s cooling air intake.
7. Check safety system.
8. Check seat belt.
9. Check ROPS.
10. Check fuel system for leaks.
11. Inspect safety guards and shields.
12. Check brake adjustment.
65
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
50-Hour Service
1. Clean debris from mower.
2. Change the engine oil and filter.
3. Check the tire pressures.
4. Clean the air filter.
5. Grease blade spindles.
6. Inspect deck belt and blades.
7. Check hydraulic oil level.
8. Check safety system.
9. Check seat belt.
10. Check ROPS.
11. Check fuel system for leaks.
12. Inspect safety guards and shields.
13. Check brake adjustment.
66
Date, mtr reading,
stamp, sign
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
Date, mtr reading,
stamp, sign
250-Hour Service
1. Grease fittings (caster pivots and caster wheels)
2. Inspect dampeners
3. Inspect frame
4. Inspect throttle and choke cables
5. Inspect hardware
6. Check the tire pressures
7. Change the engine oil and filter
8. Change air filter
9. Inspect spark plug
10. Inspect fuel filter
11. Check engine RPM
12. Clean underside of deck
13. Check blade pitch
14. Grease blade spindles
15. Inspect spindle bearings
16. Inspect deck belt and blades
17. Inspect idler arm bearings
18. Inspect deck idler pulleys
19. Check hydraulic oil level
20. Inspect hydraulic filter
21. Inspect hydraulic drive belt
22. Inspect hydraulic hoses
23. Check neutral position
24. Inspect battery connections
25. Check safety system
26. Check seat belt
27. Check ROPS
28. Check fuel system for leaks
29. Inspect safety guards and shields
30. Check brake adjustment
67
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
500-Hour Service
1. Grease fittings (caster pivots and caster wheels)
2. Inspect dampeners
3. Inspect frame
4. Inspect throttle and choke cables
5. Inspect hardware
6. Check the tire pressures
7. Change the engine oil and filter
8. Change air filter
9. Inspect spark plug
10. Inspect fuel filter
11. Check engine RPM
12. Clean underside of deck
13. Check blade pitch
14. Grease blade spindles
15. Inspect spindle bearings
16. Inspect deck belt and blades
17. Inspect idler arm bearings
18. Inspect deck idler pulleys
19. Change hydraulic oil
20. Change hydraulic filter
21. Replace hydraulic drive belt
21. Inspect hydraulic hoses
22. Check neutral position
23. Inspect battery connections
24. Load test battery
25. Clean electrical connections
26. Inspect the clutch
24. Check safety system
25. Check seat belt
26. Check ROPS
27. Check fuel system for leaks
28. Inspect safety guards and shields
29. Check brake adjustment
68
Date, mtr reading,
stamp, sign
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
Date, mtr reading,
stamp, sign
At least once each year
1. Clean the engine’s cooling air intake.
2. Replace the air cleaner’s pre-filter (foam).
3. Replace the air filter’s paper cartridge.
4. Change the engine oil.
5. Replace the engine oil filter
6. Check/adjust the cutting height
7. Check/adjust the parking brake
8. Clean/Change the spark plugs
9. Inspect spark plug
10. Check the engine valve clearance
69
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
70
Date, mtr reading,
stamp, sign
P/N 115 276826R1
09/21/09