Operator`s manual | Dixon 44, 44, 44, 36, 36, 42, 42 Lawn Mower User Manual

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Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you
understand the instructions before using the machine.
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Beatrice, NE. Printed in U.S.A.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION........................................................4
Driving and Transport on Public Roads..................4
Towing....................................................................4
Operating................................................................4
Good Service..........................................................5
SYMBOLS AND DECALS..........................................6
SAFETY......................................................................8
General Operation..................................................8
Personal Safety Equipment..................................10
Slope Operation...................................................10
Safe Handling of Gasoline....................................12
General Maintenance...........................................13
Transport..............................................................15
Roll Over Protection System (ROPS)...................16
CONTROLS..............................................................17
Motion Control Levers..........................................18
Tracking..........................................................18
Seat Adjustment Lever.........................................19
Bypass Linkage....................................................19
Fuel Tank..............................................................20
Ignition Switch......................................................21
Choke Control......................................................21
Throttle Control.....................................................21
Blade Switch.........................................................22
Circuit Breaker......................................................22
Parking Brake.......................................................22
Mower Deck Cut Height Adjustment.....................23
OPERATION.............................................................24
Training.................................................................24
Steering................................................................24
Before Starting.....................................................25
Starting the Engine...............................................25
Weak Battery........................................................28
Jumper Cables...............................................28
Running................................................................29
Operating on hills.................................................30
Mowing Tips.........................................................31
Stopping the Engine.............................................32
Manual Transport.................................................33
MAINTENANCE.......................................................34
Maintenance Schedule.........................................34
Battery..................................................................36
Ignition System.....................................................37
Safety System......................................................37
Engine Cooling Air Intake.....................................38
Throttle Cable.......................................................38
Choke Cable.........................................................38
Air Filter................................................................39
Fuel Filter.............................................................40
Fuel Pump Air Filter..............................................40
Tire Pressures......................................................41
Parking Brake.......................................................41
V-belts..................................................................41
Pump Belt.............................................................43
Blades..................................................................44
Mower Deck.........................................................45
Adjusting Mower Deck....................................45
Leveling Mower Deck.....................................45
Caster Wheels......................................................46
Hardware..............................................................46
Cleaning...............................................................46
Tracking Adjustment.............................................47
EZT Transaxle......................................................47
Purging Procedure.........................................47
Anti-scalp Rollers.................................................47
Lubrication Schedule............................................48
General.................................................................48
LUBRICATION..........................................................48
Lubricating the Cables..........................................49
Following the Lubrication Schedule......................49
Oil Level...............................................................51
Oil Filter................................................................51
TROUBLE SHOOTING............................................52
STORAGE................................................................55
Winter Storage.....................................................55
Service.................................................................55
SCHEMATIC.............................................................56
TECHNICAL DATA...................................................57
Accessories..........................................................57
Torque Specifications...........................................57
CONFORMITY CERTIFICATES...............................66
USA Requirements...............................................66
SERVICE JOURNAL................................................67
Delivery Service...................................................67
After the First 5-8 Hours.......................................68
25-Hour Service...................................................69
50-Hour Service...................................................70
100-Hour Service.................................................71
300-Hour Service.................................................72
At Least Once Each Year.....................................73
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations
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, etc.) 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.
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.
4-DIXON
Towing
Do not tow this machine, it may cause damage to the
drive system.
Do not tow any trailers, etc. with this mower. They may
jackknife or overturn causing damage to the mower
and possible serious injury to the operator.
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 judgement, 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.
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 left 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 on one of the valve covers.
The plate states:
• The engine’s model.
• The engine’s type.
• Code
Please have these available when ordering spare parts.
DIXON-5
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
6-DIXON
Slow
Choke
Warning! Rotating blades, keep away from the
discharge deck
Fuel
Do not touch parts
Do not stand here
Use protective gloves
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
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
Keep a safe
distance from
the machine
Use on slopes
no greater
than 10°
No passengers
Do not open or remove safety
shields while
engine is running
Careful backing up,
watch for other
people
Careful going
forward, watch for
other people
Moving sharp blades under cover
DIXON-7
SAFETY
WARNING!
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.
WARNING!
This symbol means that important
safety instructions need to be
emphasized. It concerns your safety.
These instructions are for your safety. Read them
carefully.
General Operation
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions
on the machine and in the manual before
starting.
2. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts
or under the machine. Keep clear of the
discharge opening at all times.
3. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar
with the instructions, to operate the machine.
4. Clear the area of any objects such as rocks,
toys, and wire, which could be picked up and
thrown by the blades.
5. Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before
operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the
area.
6. Never carry passengers. The machine is only
intended for use by one person.
7. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. Always look down and behind
before and while backing.
8. 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.
9. Do not operate machine without the entire
grass catcher, discharge guard, or other safety
devices in place and working
10. Slow down before turning.
11. Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop
engine, and remove keys before dismounting.
D-DIXON
8011-512
Read the operator’s manual before starting the machine
Clear the area of objects before mowing
8011-513
SAFETY
1. 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 chute.
2. Operate machine only in daylight or good
artificial light.
3. Do not operate the machine while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs.
4. Watch for traffic when operating near or
crossing roadways.
5. Use extra care when loading or unloading the
machine into a trailer or truck.
6. Always wear eye protection when operating
machine.
7. 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.
8. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for
wheel weights or counterweights.
9. Anyone who operates this machine must first
read and understand this Operation Manual.
Local laws may regulate the age of the user.
10. Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other
debris buildup which can touch hot exhaust or
engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower
deck to plow leaves or other debris which
can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or
fuel spillage before operating or storing the
machine. Allow machine to cool before storage.
Never take passengers
8011-520
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 a odorless,
colorless, poisonous gas. Do not use
the machine in enclosed spaces.
DIXON-9
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.
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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.
1. Mow up and down slopes (10 degrees
maximum), not across.
2. Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other
hidden objects. Uneven terrain could overturn
the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
3. Choose a low ground speed so that you will
not have to stop while on the slope.
4. Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose
traction.
5. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope.
If the tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly straight down the slope.
6. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and
gradual. Do not make sudden changes in
speed or direction, which could cause the
machine to roll over.
Personal protective equipment
Mow up and down, not side to side
8011-670a
6003-004
WARNING!
Do not drive up or down hills with
slopes greater than 10 degrees. And
do not drive across any slopes.
D-DIXON
SAFETY
7. Use extra care while operating machine with
grass catchers or other attachments; they can
affect the stability of the machine.
8. Do not use on steep slopes.
9. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting
your foot on the ground.
10. 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.
Be extra cautious when driving on slopes
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 where you last saw them.
• 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 your view of a child.
Never allow children to operate the machine
Keep children away from work area
8011-509
8011-517
8011-518
DIXON-11
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 you begin refueling, 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 lockopen 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.
D-DIXON
Never fill the fuel tank indoors
8011-516
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.
SAFETY
General Maintenance
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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 you strike 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 you run the engine too fast,
you risk damaging the machine components.
Be very careful when handling battery acid.
Acid on skin can cause serious corrosive
burns. If you spill battery acid on your 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/damage.
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.
DIXON-13
SAFETY
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Ensure that nuts and bolts, especially the
fastening bolts for the blade attachments,
are properly tightened, torqued and that the
equipment is in good condition.
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 you run the engine too fast,
you risk damaging the machine components.
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.
6003-009
Do not smoke when performing maintenance on the battery.
The battery can explode and cause serious injury/damage.
WARNING!
Avoid electrical sparking and its
consequences by the following
routines:.
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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 chassis 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 and inspect the equipment if you run 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.
D-DIXON
Risk of sparking
8009-728
SAFETY
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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.
Transport
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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.
Do not tow any trailers, etc. with this mower.
They may jackknife or overturn causing
damage to the mower and possibly serious
injury to the operator.
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.
Regularly clean deck
8011-514
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.
DIXON-15
SAFETY
Roll Over Protection System (ROPS)
The ROPS increases the basic weight of the unit by 42
lbs/19 kg. The ROPS is an accessory.
• 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 operator´s manual before each
use.
• Securely fasten your 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.
D-DIXON
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). If a spark arrester
is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order by the
operator.
CONTROLS
This operator’s manual describes the Dixon Zero
Turn Rider. The rider is fitted with either a Briggs &
Stratton or Kohler four-stroke overhead valve engine
developing 16 - 22 horse power.
Transmission from the engine is made via two beltdriven hydraulic pumps, which in turn drive a hydraulic
motor for each drive wheel. Using the left and right
steering controls, the flow is regulated and thereby the
direction and speed.
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10
4
3
9
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Motion Control Levers
Seat Adjustment Lever
Bypass Linkage
Fuel Tank
Ignition Switch
Choke Control
5
7
8
6
11
2
7. Throttle
8. Blade Switch
9. Circuit Breaker
10.Parking Brake
11.Lift Lever
DIXON-17
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.
In order, 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.
Tracking
If the mower is not tracking straight, check the air
pressure in both rear tires. Recommended air pressure
is 15 psi (1 bar). Tracking must be checked on a flat
and level concrete or blacktop surface. If unit still
does not track straight, contact a Dixon dealer for
adjustment.
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)
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8050-106
8050-166-1
CONTROLS
Seat Adjustment Lever
The seat can be adjusted lengthways. When making
adjustments, sit on the seat. Slide the lever to the side
and maneuver seat to appropriate placement and
release lever.
Seat adjustment
Bypass Linkage
Unlocking Transmission
When pushing or pulling the mower, be sure to engage
the bypass linkages.
1. Always turn off engine before engaging or
disengaging the hydro release (free wheel)
lever. Never attempt to move the lever with the
engine running.
2. Lift the seat to access release levers. Push
the hydro release levers toward the rear of the
machine and inward until notches lock in place
on frame. Release park brake.
3. To engage the transmissions, move the
release levers outward so they return to normal
position.
8050-165
Push lever in
and lock notch
on frame
(2 places)
Bypass linkages
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Before pushing or towing tractor,
transmission must be unlocked and park
brake released. The tractor should never
be pulled at more than 2 miles per hour (3.2
km/h) or for distances over ¼ mile (.402 km).
Trailer the unit for distances over ¼ mile.
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CONTROLS
Fuel Tank
The machine has one fuel tank, just behind the seat.
The tank capacity is 4.5 gallons (17 liters).
The engine will run on a minimum of 85-octane
unleaded gasoline (no oil mix). Environmentally
adapted alkylate gasoline can be used. See also
Technical Data concerning ethanol fuel. Methanol fuel
is not allowed.
When operating below 32°F (0°C) use fresh, clean
winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather
starting.
WARNING!
Fuel tank
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Gasoline is highly flammable.
Observe caution and fill the tank
outdoors. (See Safety)
WARNING!
Fill to the bottom of the filler neck.
Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled
oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use
gasoline near an open flame.
WARNING!
The engine and the exhaust system,
become very hot during operation.
Risk for burns if touched.
Allow engine and exhaust system to
cool at least two (2) minutes before
refueling.
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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.
CONTROLS
Ignition Switch
The ignition key is placed on the driver’s panel and is
used to start and stop the engine.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not run the starter for more than five
seconds each time. If the engine does not
start, wait about 10 seconds before retrying.
Ignition Switch
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Choke Control
The choke is used for cold starts to provide the engine
with a richer fuel mixture.
Two choke options are available, depending on model.
For units with a separate choke control, pull the
choke control knob up. For units with choke/throttle
combinations, push the throttle control all of the way
forward into the indicated slot.
Choke control
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Throttle Control
The throttle control regulates the engine speed and
thereby the rate of rotation of the blades, assuming the
blade switch is pulled out, see Engaging the Mower
Deck.
In order to increase or decrease the engine speed, the
control is moved.
Avoid idling the engine for long periods, as there is a
risk of fouling the spark plug.
USE FULL THROTTLE WHEN MOWING, for best
mower performance and battery charging.
Choke and throttle control
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CONTROLS
Blade Switch
In order to engage the mower deck, pull the knob out;
the mower blades are disengaged when the knob is
depressed.
Blade switch
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Circuit Breaker
The circuit breaker provides protection for the electrical
system by (1) 15 amp circuit breaker. If the circuit
breaker trips, push the button to reset. If the condition
repeats, consult a dealer for inspection and repair.
Circuit breaker
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Parking Brake
The parking brake is found on the operator’s left. Pull
the lever upward to activate the brake and downward
to release it.
The park brake is designed to hold the mower from
moving and is not intended for use in stopping the
mower while it is in motion. The engine will stop if the
park brake is engaged while the control levers are in
the drive position.
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.
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Engaged parking brake
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CONTROLS
Mower Deck Cut Height Adjustment
Located on the right front of the frame, the lift lever
pedal controls the cutting height. The deck cutting
height is obtained by pressing the foot pedal forward to
lift the deck. To lower the deck, apply pressure to the
top side of the foot pedal and allow it to pivot into the
desired cutting height notch. Secure the desired cut
height with pin.
The cutting height range is from 1½" (38 mm) to 5½"
(140 mm) in ½" (13 mm) increments. The heights are
measured from the ground up to the blade tip with the
engine not running.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Cut height lift pedal
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Always use the high position to transport.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
In order to obtain an even cutting height it is
important that the air pressure in all four tires
is the same 15 psi (1 bar).
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operation
Read “Safety Instructions” section and 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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
When control levers are in the reverse
position they return to neutral when released.
This may cause the mower to suddenly stop.
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.
First time users should push mower (see “Moving by
Hand” in the “Operation” section) to an open, flat area,
without other people or vehicles/obstacles nearby. In
order to move unit under its own power, the operator
must be in the seat, start engine (see “Before Starting”
in “Operation” section), adjust engine speed to idle,
disengage parking brake, do not engage blades at
this time, rotate control levers inward. As long as
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the control levers have not been moved forward or
backwards, 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.
operation
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:
• The driver must be seated on the seat.
• The blade switch for engaging the mower
blades must be depressed.
• The parking brake must be on.
• Both steering controls must be in the locked
(outer) neutral position.
Start conditions
8050-822
Starting the Engine
1. Sit on the seat.
2. Raise the mower deck with the foot pedal to
the transport position.
3. Activate the parking brake.
Raise the mower deck
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4. Disengage the mower blades by depressing
the blade switch.
Blade switch
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operation
5. Move the steering controls outward to the
locked (outer) neutral position.
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Steering controls in the outward, locked neutral position
6. Move the throttle to the middle position. If the
engine is cold, the throttle control should be
pushed forward to its choke position. For units
with a separate choke control, pull the choke
control knob up.
Set the throttle
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7. Press in and turn the ignition key to the start
position.
Turn to the start position
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operation
8. 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.
Return to run position
8050-781
9. 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!
Set the engine speed
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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 a odorless,
colorless, poisonous gas. Do not use
the machine in enclosed spaces.
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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.
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should
be recharged. (See “Battery” in the Maintenance
Section.)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Your 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 your mower to start other
vehicles.
Jumper cable connection
If “jumper cables” are used for emergency starting,
follow this procedure:
Jumper Cables
1. Connect each end of the RED cable to the
POSITIVE (+) terminal on each battery, taking
care not to short against chassis.
2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the
NEGATIVE (-) terminal of the fully charged
battery.
3. 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
1. Remove BLACK cable first from chassis and
then from the fully charged battery.
2. Remove RED cable last from both batteries.
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operation
Running
1. Release the parking brake by moving the lever
downward.
Your 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).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The mower deck’s anti-scalp rollers should be
evenly adjusted.
Released parking brake
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3. Select the cutting height using the cutting
height pedal.
WARNING!
Ensure that no one is near mower
when engaging blade switch. Make
sure the work area is free from
objects that could be thrown by the
rotating blades.
Select cutting height
4. Engage the mower deck by pulling out the
blade switch.
5. Move throttle control to full throttle (not choke)
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.
In order, 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.
Turning on the spot can be achieved by moving one
control backward (behind the neutral position) and
carefully moving the other steering control forward
from its neutral position.
Engage mower deck
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operation
Operating on hills
Read the Safety Instructions “Driving on Slopes” in the
“Safety Instructions”.
• The slowest speed possible should be used
before starting up or down hills.
• Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
• 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.
WARNING!
Do not drive up or down hills with
slopes greater than 10 degrees. Do
not drive across slopes.
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Stopping conditions
8050-822
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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Control levers return to neutral when
released. This may cause the mower to
suddenly stop.
Released parking brake
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operation
Mowing Tips
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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.
WARNING!
Clear the lawn of stones and other
objects that can be thrown out by the
blades.
Mowing pattern
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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.
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operation
Stopping the Engine
Allow the engine to idle a minute in order to attain
normal operating temperature before stopping it, if
it has been worked hard. Avoid idling the engine for
longer periods, as there is a risk of the spark plugs
fouling.
• Disengage the mower deck by depressing the
blade switch.
Disengage the mower deck
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Raise the mower deck by depressing the pedal
forward to the transport position.
When the machine is standing still, activate the
parking brake by pulling the lever upward.
Move the throttle to the minimum position
(tortoise symbol). Turn the ignition key to the
stop position.
Move the steering controls outward.
Remove key. Always remove key when leaving
the mower to prevent unauthorized use.
Select cutting height
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Leaving the ignition switch in any other
position than “OFF” will cause the battery to
be discharged.
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Engaged parking brake
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8050-823
operation
Manual Transport
WARNING!
Make no adjustments without:
•
the engine stopped
•
the ignition key removed
•
the parking brake activated
Unlocking Transmission
When pushing or pulling the mower, be sure to engage
the bypass linkages.
• Always turn off engine before engaging or
disengaging the hydro release (free wheel)
lever. Never attempt to move the lever with the
engine running.
• Lift the seat to access release levers. Push
the hydro release levers toward the rear of the
machine and inward until notches lock in place
on frame. Release park brake.
• To engage the transmissions, move the
release levers outward so they return to normal
position
Push lever in
and lock notch
on frame
(2 places)
Bypass linkages
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MAINTENANCE
Maintenance Schedule
The following is a list of maintenance procedures that must be performed on the machine. For those points not
described in this manual, visit an authorized service workshop. An annual service carried out by an authorized
service workshop is recommended to maintain your machine in the best possible condition and to ensure safe
operation.
Read “Maintenance” in the Safety Instructions section.
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= Described in this manual
= Not described in this manual
First change after 5-8 hours. When operating with a heavy load or at high ambient temperatures, replace every 50 hours.
2)
In dusty conditions, cleaning and
replacement are required more often. Performed by authorized service workshop.
3)
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
Before
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After
At Maintenance interval
least
in hours
once
each
50 100 300
year 25
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Check the tire pressures
Check battery
Sharpen/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
Check the fuel pump's air filter 2)
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MAINTENANCE
Daily
Maintenance
Before
After
Weekly
At Maintenance interval
least
in hours
once
each
50 100 300
year 25
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 the air filter (paper filter) 2)
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Check the caster wheels (every 200 hours)
Replace the air cleaner’s pre-filter
2)
(foam)
Check/adjust the mower deck
Check the engine valve clearance
3)
Perform the 300-hour service 3)
Lubricate according to Lubrication Schedule
Clean fins of oil cooler
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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.
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In dusty
= Described in this manual
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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.
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MAINTENANCE
Battery
Your 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.
1. Keep battery and terminals clean.
2. Keep battery bolts tight.
3. Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour
Cleaning battery and terminals
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can
cause the battery to “leak” power.
1. Lift seat and rotate forward.
2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first, then
the RED battery cable and remove the battery
from the machine.
3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.
4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with
wire brush until shiny.
5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly
6. Reinstall battery.
Replacing battery
1. Lift seat and rotate forward.
2. Open terminal access doors.
3. Using two ½” wrenches disconnect BLACK
battery cable then RED battery cable.
4. Position deck to lowest setting.
5. Front underside of frame, remove the nuts that
secure the battery hold-down.
6. Carefully remove the battery from the mower.
7. Install new battery with terminals in the same
position as the old battery.
8. Reinstall battery hold-down and secure with
nuts removed in Step 5.
9. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+)
battery terminal with hex bolt and hex nut.
10. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative
(-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and
hex nut
11. Tighten securely.
12. Lower seat
Always use protective glasses
when handling the battery.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not attempt to open or remove caps
or covers. Adding or checking level of
electrolyte is not necessary.
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.
Remove battery hold-down to replace battery
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MAINTENANCE
Ignition System
The engine is equipped with an electronic ignition
system. Only the spark plug requires maintenance.
For recommended spark plug, see Technical Data.
1. Remove the ignition cable boot and clean
around the spark plug.
2. Remove the spark plug with a spark plug
socket wrench.
3. Check the spark plug. Replace the spark plug
if fouled, the electrodes are burned and if
the insulation is cracked or damaged. Clean
the spark plug with a steel brush if it is to be
reused.
4. Measure the electrode gap with a gapping tool.
The gap should be .030” (0.75 mm). Adjust as
necessary by bending the side electrode.
5. Reinsert the spark plug, turning by hand to
avoid damaging the threads.
6. After the spark plug is seated, tighten it using
a spark plug wrench so that the washer is
compressed. A used spark plug should be
turned 1/8 of a turn from the seated position. A
new spark plug should be turned ¼ turn from
the seated position.
7. Replace the ignition cable.
Safety System
The machine is equipped with a safety system that
prevents starting or driving under the following
conditions.
The engine can only be started when:
The mower deck is disengaged.
• The steering controls are in the outer, locked
neutral position.
• The driver is sitting in the driver’s seat.
• 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 parking
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
stands up.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Fitting the wrong spark plug type can damage
the engine.
Inadequately tightened spark plug can
cause overheating and damage the engine.
Tightening the spark plug too hard can
damage the threads in the cylinder head.
Measure the electrode gap
Start conditions
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MAINTENANCE
Engine Cooling Air Intake
Check that the engine’s cooling air intake is free from
leaves, grass, and dirt.
If the cooling air intake is clogged, engine cooling
deteriorates, which can lead to engine damage.
Check and clean the cooling air intake
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Throttle Cable
Check that the engine responds to throttle increases
and that a good engine speed is attained at full
throttle.
If doubts arise, contact the service workshop.
If adjustments are necessary, they can be made as
follows for the lower cable:
1. Loosen the clamping screw for the cable’s
outer casing and move the throttle to the full
throttle position.
2. Check that the throttle cable is mounted in the
correct hole in the lower lever, see illustration.
3. Push the throttle cable’s outer casing as far to
the left as possible and tighten the clamping
screw.
Adjusting the throttle cable
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Choke Cable
If the engine produces black smoke or is difficult
to start, this may be because the choke cable is
incorrectly adjusted (upper cable).
If doubts arise, contact the service workshop.
If adjustments are necessary, they can be made as
follows:
1. Loosen the clamping screw for the cable’s
outer casing and move the choke lever to the
full choke position.
2. Check that the choke cable is mounted in the
upper lever, see illustration. Push the choke
cable’s outer casing as far to the right as
possible and tighten the clamping screw.
Adjusting the choke cable
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MAINTENANCE
Air Filter
If the engine seems weak or runs unevenly, the air
filter may be clogged. If run with a dirty air filter, the
spark plugs can become fouled, disrupting operation.
For this reason, it is important to replace the air filter
regularly (see the heading Maintenance Schedule for
the proper service interval).
WARNING!
The engine and the exhaust system
become very hot during operation.
There is a risk for burns if touched.
Allow engine and exhaust system to
cool at least two (2) minutes.
Remove the air filter cowling
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Cleaning/replacing the air filter is carried out as
follows:
1. Remove the plastic fastener on the top of
the air filter cowling and remove the air filter
cowling.
2. Remove the foam rubber pre-filter and clean
using a mild detergent. Squeeze it dry with a
clean cloth.
Remove pre-filter
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3. Remove the wing nuts for the air filter and
remove the paper filter.
Remove paper filter
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MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
Do not use compressed air to clean the air
filter. Do not wash the paper filter. Do not oil
the paper filter.
4. Tap the paper filter against a fixed surface to
remove dust. If the paper filter is still dirty, it
must be replaced.
Refit the air filter as follows:
1. Check that the seal on the bottom of the paper
filter is whole.
2. Mount the paper filter in the air filter housing
and tighten the wing nuts.
3. Refit the pre-filter on the paper filter.
4. Replace the cowling over the air filter housing.
Do not over tighten the plastic fastener.
Remove dust
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Fuel Filter
Replace the line-mounted fuel filter every 100 hours
(once per season) or more regularly if it is clogged.
Replace the filter as follows:
1. Move the hose clamps away from the filter.
Use flat-nosed pliers.
2. Pull the filter loose from the hose ends.
3. Push the new filter into the hose ends. Position
the filter with the “FLOW” arrow pointing up
toward the carburator. If necessary, a soap
solution can be applied to the filter ends to
ease mounting.
4. Move the hose clamps back toward the filter.
Fuel filter
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Fuel Pump Air Filter
Regularly check that the fuel pump’s air filter is free
from dirt.
Remove the screws and open the pump, no hoses
need be removed.
The filter can be cleaned with a brush if necessary.
Replace the filter on the console.
Fuel pump air filter
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MAINTENANCE
Tire Pressures
All four tires should have a pressure of
15 psi / 103 kPa /1 bar.
WARNING!
The machine must be standing
absolutely still when the park
brake is engaged.
Check tire pressure
8011-564
Parking Brake
Visually check that no damage is found on the lever,
linages, or switch belonging to the parking brake.
Perform a stand still test and check that there is a
braking action.
To adjust the parking brake, contact the Dixon service
workshop.
WARNING!
Faulty adjustment can cause an
accident.
Engaged parking brake
V-belts
8050-823
Tension
Eyebolt
Deck belt
Inspect every 50 hours of operation. Check for severe
cracking and large nicks.
NOTE: The belt will show some small cracks in normal
operation.
Belt tension is manually adjustable. Turn bolt on deck
eyebolt to adjustment tension.
NOTE: Belt deflection or movement should be
approximately ¼”(6mm) when measured at midpoint
between pulleys. Periodically inspect both belt and
idler systems.
Adjusting belt tension
8050-824
DIXON-41
MAINTENANCE
Deck belt removal
1. Park on a level surface. Apply parking brake.
2. Lower the deck into the lowest cutting position.
3. Remove bolts from belt shields and remove
shields.
4. Remove any dirt or grass that may have
accumulated around the cutter housings and
entire deck surface.
5. Carefully roll the belt over the top of the cutter
housing pulleys and remove belt.
Deck belt installation
NOTE: For ease in installing the deck belt, refer to
the routing decal on bottom of seat.
1. Wrap the deck belt around the electric clutch
pulley that is located on the engine shaft.
2. Route the belt forward between the EZT
(E-Series Zeroturn Transaxles) and up onto the
deck.
3. Place belt around spring loaded idler pulley.
4. Wrap the belt around the stationary idler pulley
and around the mandrel housings.
5. Push inward on the idler arm and carefully
route belt over stationary idler pulley. Once belt
is properly routed, slowly release idler arm to
tension belt.
6. Double check belt routing to make sure it
matches the routing decal, and the belt does
not have any twist. Correct as needed.
7. Adjust tension with deck eyebolt.
8. Replace belt shields on both mandrel housings
and secure with fasteners.
2
1
8050-824
1.Shield bolts
2.Belt shields
Removing deck belt
1
2
8050-825
1.Clutch pulley
2.Deck belt
Belt routing, deck belt - 44" deck
1
2
42-DIXON
1.Clutch pulley
2.Deck belt
Belt routing, deck belt - 36" and 42" deck
8050-826
MAINTENANCE
Pump Belt
Replacing EZT (E-Series Zeroturn Transaxle) belt
Park the mower on a level surface. Engage the
parking brake.
EZT belt removal
NOTE: Be careful not to damage the fan blades on
the EZT´s as this can affect cooling or damage the
EZT´s
• Remove the deck belt (see Deck Belt Removal
in this section of the manual).
• Create slack in the belt by removing the spring
on the pump idler arm.
• The belt should now be able to be removed
from the engine pulley and EZT pulleys.
Belt installation
• Wrap the EZT belt around the EZT pulleys
• Route the belt around the inside of the idler
pulley.
• Wrap the belt around the engine pulley.
• Reattach the spring on the pump idler arm.
• Install clutch on to engine shaft (pulley side
down) make sure key is installed and align
the clutch anti rotation tab into slot on clutch.
Secure clutch, install wire.
• Reinstall the deck belt onto the electric clutch
belt (see Deck Belt Removal in this section of
the manual).
DIXON-43
MAINTENANCE
Blades
In order to attain the best mowing effect, it is important
that the blades are well sharpened and not damaged.
WARNING!
Blades are sharp. Protect your
hands with gloves and/or wrap
blades with a heavy cloth when
handling.
Bent or cracked blades or blades with large nicks
should be replaced.
Check the blade mounts.
Damaged blades should be replaced when hitting
obstacles that result in a breakdown. Let the service
workshop decide whether the blade can be repaired/
ground or must be replaced.
8011-604
Check the blades
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The sharpening of blades should be carried
out by an authorized service workshop.
Blade replacement
• Remove blade bolt by turning
counterclockwise.
• Install new or re-sharpened blade with
stamped “GRASS SIDE” facing towards
ground/grass (down) or “THIS SIDE UP” facing
deck and cutter housing.
• Install and tighten blade bolt securely.Torque
blade bolt to 27-35 ft/lb (35-45 Nm).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Special blade bolt is heat treated.
Replace with a Husqvarna bolt if required.
Do not use lower grade hardware than
specified.
44-DIXON
1
3
2
5
4
1. Blade
2. Center hole
3. Cutter housing
4. Blade bolt
5. Lockwasher
Blade attachment
8050-802
MAINTENANCE
Mower Deck
WARNING!
Before performing any service or adjustment, check the following list:
1. Engage the parking brake.
2. Place the blade switch in the disengaged position.
3. Turn ignition switch to “OFF” position and remove the key.
4. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
5. Disconnect the spark plug wire from all spark plugs and place the wire
where it cannot come in contact with the plug.
Adjusting Mower Deck
Check the tire pressure before adjustment of the
mower deck. See “Checking Tire Pressure” in
Maintenance section. Faulty mower deck adjustments
will cause an uneven mowing result.
WARNING!
Blades are sharp. Protect your
hands with gloves and/or wrap
blades with a heavy cloth when
handling.
Leveling Mower Deck
Adjust the deck while the mower is on a level surface.
Make sure the tires are inflated to the correct pressure.
See “Technical Data” under Transmission. If tires are
under or over inflated, you cannot properly adjust your
deck.
Four slots control the height and pitch of the mower
deck. The deck should be adjusted slightly higher in
the rear.
Side-to-side adjustment
• Raise the deck into the four inch 4" (102 mm)
cutting position.
• Measure height from the bottom edge of the
deck to the ground at both front corners.
Distance “A” should be the same, or within
3
/16" (5 mm) of an inch.
• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment
to one side of the deck only. To adjust,
loosen the locknut and move the mounting
bolt up or down in the slot until both sideto-side measurements are equal. Recheck
measurements after adjustment.
Front Lift Arm
Rear Lift Arm
Chain
Chain
Mounting Bolt
Slotted Deck
Hanger Plates
Mounting Bolt
Front-to-back adjustment
To obtain the best cutting performance, the deck
should be adjusted so the front tip of the blades are
approximately 1/8" (3.2 mm) to ¼" (6.5 mm) lower than
the rear tip. If the front tip is higher, a poor quality cut
will result.
Check blade height with blade facing front to rear.
Measure distance “B” at the front and rear tip of the
blade.
Before making any necessary adjustments, check
to make sure that the deck is level side-to-side. See
“Side to Side Adjustment” in Maintenance section.
With the deck in the 4" (100 mm) cutting position,
measure the front and rear tip of each blade while
facing front to rear.
To adjust, loosen the jam nut on the yoke, remove
the securing ring and push the clevis pin out while
supporting the deck. To lower that specific corner,
lengthen the rod assembly by turning the yoke counter
clockwise. To raise that specific corner, shorten the rod
assembly by turning the yoke clockwise.
Reinstall clevis pin and recheck dimension.
Once front to back adjustment is correct, reinstall
securing rings and secure jam nuts.
DIXON-45
MAINTENANCE
Caster Wheels
Check every 200 hours. Lift front of unit off of ground
so caster wheels can rotate freely. Tighten caster bolt
then back off ½ turn. Check that wheel rotates freely. If
wheel does not rotate freely back the caster bolt off in
¼ turn increments until wheel rotates freely.
Foam filled tires or solid tires will void the warranty.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
DO NOT add any type of tire liner or foam fill
material to the tires. Excessive loads created
by foam filled tires will cause premature
failures.
Hardware
Check daily. Inspect the entire machine for loose or
missing hardware.
2
1
Only use O.E.M. specified tires.
3
1. Nut
2. Bolt
3. Sleeve
Caster wheels
Cleaning
Regular cleaning and washing, especially under the
mower deck, will increase the machine’s lifespan.
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.
Regulary clean deck and underside of deck, 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.
Cleaning
46-DIXON
8050-092
MAINTENANCE
Tracking Adjustment
If the mower is not tracking straight, check the air
pressure in both rear tires. Recommended air pressure
is 15 psi (1 bar). If the unit will not track straight, follow
the steps below. Tracking must be checked on a flat
and level concrete or blacktop surface.
Mower is tracking to the right.
Increase the air pressure 2-3 psi (0.1-0.2 bar) in the
right rear tire or decrease the air pressure 2/3 psi in
the left rear tire.
Mower is tracking to the left.
Increase the air pressure 2-3 psi (0.1-0.2 bar) in the
left rear tire or decrease the air pressure 2/3 psi in the
right rear tire.
Recheck tracking and keep making adjustments with
the tire pressure until the unit tracks straight.
DO NOT exceed maximum recommended tire
pressure 24 psi (1.6 bar).
Record the tire pressure for future reference.
EZT Transaxle
Purging Procedure
Due to the effects air has on efficiency in hydrostatic
drives, it is critical that it is purged from the system.
Purge procedures should be done any time a
hydrostatic system has been opened for maintenance
or for adding oil to the system.
Symptoms in hydrostatic systems may be:
1. Noisy operation.
2. Lack of power or drive after short term operation.
3. High operation temperature.
Before starting, make sure the transaxle/transmission
is at the proper oil level.
Procedures should be performed with the machine
drive wheels off the ground, then repeated under
normal operating conditions.
1. With the bypass valve open and the engine
running, slowly move the directional control in both
forward and.reverse directions (5 or 6 times). As
air is purged, the oil level will drop.
2. 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.
3. It may be necessary to repeat Steps 1 and 2 until
all the air is completely purged from the system.
Purging is complete when the transaxle moves
forward and in reverse at normal speed.
Anti-scalp Rollers
Deck has anti-scalp rollers.
Anti-scalp rollers are properly adjusted when they are
just slightly off of the ground when the deck is at the
desired cutting height in the operating position. Antiscalp rollers then keep the deck in the proper position
to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Adjust anti-scalp rollers with the mower on a
flat level surface.
1. Adjust the deck to the desired cutting height (see
“To Adjust Deck Cutting Height” in the operation
section of this manual).
2. Using a ¾" wrench and a 9/16" wrench, remove the
nut and shoulder bolt from the anti-scalp roller.
3. Lower the anti-scalp roller to the ground, and raise
it up to the next highest hole.
4. Replace and tighten the nut and shoulder bolt.
5. Be sure to adjust all of the anti-scalp rollers to the
same position.
6. Be sure to readjust the anti-scalp rollers if the
cutting height is changed.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The anti-scalp rollers must not be used for
gauge wheels or the roller and deck may be
damaged.
DIXON-47
LUBRICATION
Lubrication Schedule
8011-672-3
12/12 Every year
1/52 Every Week
1/365 Every day
Lubricate with grease gun
Oil change
Filter change
Lubricate with oil can
Level check
*Change transaxles (transmission) filters.
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 a high grade molybdenum disulfide grease.
For daily use, the machine should be lubricated twice weekly.
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.
48-DIXON
LUBRICATION
Lubricating the 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.
Tip: Fill a small plastic bag with oil and tape it so that it seals against the sheath and allow the cable to hang
vertically from the bag overnight. If you do not succeed in lubricating the cable, it must be replaced.
Following the Lubrication Schedule
Front Wheel Mount
Lubricate with a grease gun, one zerk for each wheel
mount, until the grease is forced out.
Use only good quality bearing grease.
Grease from well-known brand names (petrochemical
companies, etc.) usually maintains a good quality.
Front Wheel Bearings
Lubricate with a grease gun, one zerk for each set of
wheel bearings, until the grease is forced out.
Use only good quality bearing grease.
Lubricating the front wheels
8011-731
Deck Spindle
Lower the cutting deck completely.
If you use grease gun without rubber hose, the foot
plate must be removed.
Lubricate with a grease gun, one zerk, 2-3 strokes.
Use only good quality bearing grease.
Deck spindle
8011-732
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Use minimal lubrication and remove
excess lubricant so that is does not come
into contact with belts or belt pulley drive
surfaces.
DIXON-49
LUBRICATION
Deck Outer Spindle
Lubricate using a grease gun, one zerk, each side 2-3
strokes.
Use only good quality bearing grease.
Engine Oil
Changing the Engine Oil
The engine oil should be changed for the first time
after 5-8 hours of operation. Thereafter, it should be
changed every 50 hours.
Deck outer spindle
8011-733
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
WARNING!
Engine oil can be very hot if it is
drained directly after stopping
the engine. Allow the engine to
cool somewhat first.
Used engine oil is a health hazard and
must not be disposed of on the ground or
in nature; it should always be disposed
of at a workshop or appropriate disposal
location.
Avoid skin contact; wash with soap and
water in case of spills.
1. Place the machine on a flat surface.
2. Place a container under the engine where the
hose from the oil drain valve exits.
3. Remove the dipstick and open the drain valve.
4. Allow the oil to run out into the container.
5. Then close the oil drain valve.
6. Replace the oil filter if necessary.
7. Fill with new engine oil in accordance with
Checking the Oil Level.
8. Start the engine. Run it for a few seconds. Stop
and re-check the oil level.
Oil drain valve
50-DIXON
8011-730
LUBRICATION
Oil Level
Check the oil level in the engine when the machine is
standing level and the engine is stopped.
Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean, and then replace it.
The dipstick should be screwed into place.
Take the dipstick out again and read the oil level.
API class SF, SG, SH, SJ or higher must be used.
Syntetic oil SAE 5W-30 or 10W-30 is recommended at
all temperatures. Mineral oil SAE 5W-30, 10W-30 can
be used between
-18 °C/0 °F and +5 °C/40 °F. At temperature above +5
°C/40 °F single grade SAE 30 must be used.
The engine holds 0.88 qt (1.0 liters) of oil excluding
the filter, including filter 2 qt
(1.9 liters).
Remove the dipstick
8011-500
The oil level should lie between the markings on the
dipstick. If the level is approaching the “ADD” mark, fill
the oil to the “FULL” mark on the dipstick.
Never fill to above the “FULL” mark.
The oil is filled through the hole for the dipstick.
The dipstick markings
8009-159
Oil Filter
1. Drain the engine oil in accordance with the work
description under the heading Engine Oil/Change
Engine Oil.
2. Remove the oil filter. If necessary, use a filter
remover.
3. Wipe new, clean engine oil onto the seal for the
new filter.
4. Mount the filter by hand with + 3/4 turn.
5. Run the engine warm, then check that there are no
leaks around the oil filter seal.
6. Check the oil level in the engine, fill if necessary.
The oil filter holds 0.1 qt (0.1 liters) of oil.
Changing the oil filter
8011-734
DIXON-51
TROUBLE SHOOTING
Problem
The engine will not start.
Cause
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The starter does not turn the engine over.
•
•
•
•
•
The engine runs rough.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
52-DIXON
Blade switch is engaged.
Ssteering controls are not locked in the neutral
position.
Driver is not sitting in the driver’s seat.
Parking brake is not activated.
Battery is dead.
Contamination in the carburetor or fuel line.
Fuel supply is closed or the shut-off valve for the
fuel tank is in the wrong position.
Clogged fuel filter or fuel line.
Dead battery.
Poor contacts on the battery terminal cable
connections.
Fuse blown.
Ignition system faulty.
Fault in the starter safety circuit.
See Checking the Safety System in the
“Maintenance Section,”
Faulty carburetor.
Choke control is pulled out with a warm engine.
Defective valves.
Defective piston, cylinder, piston ring, or
cylinder head seal.
Cylinder head bolts are loose.
Clogged fuel filter or jet.
Clogged ventilation valve on the fuel cap.
Fuel tank nearly empty.
Defective spark plugs.
Spark plugs are loose.
Defective ignition cable.
Defective spark plug electrode.
Defective spark plug connection.
Rich fuel mixture or fuel-air mixture.
Wrong fuel type.
Water in the fuel.
Clogged air filter.
Air trapped in hydraulic system.
TROUBLE SHOOTING
Problem
Cause
The engine seems weak.
•
•
•
•
Clogged air filter.
Defective spark plugs.
Carburetor incorrectly adjusted.
Air trapped in hydraulic system.
The engine overheats.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Clogged air intake or cooling fins.
Engine overloaded.
Poor ventilation around engine.
Defective engine speed regulator.
Soot in the combustion chamber.
Too little or no oil in the engine.
Defective spark plugs.
Pre-ignition incorrect.
Air trapped in hydraulic system.
Battery not charging.
•
Poor contact with battery terminal cable
connectors.
The machine moves slowly, unevenly, or not at all.
•
•
•
Parking brake on.
Bypass valve on pump open.
Drive belt for the transmission gears slack or has
come off.
Air trapped in hydraulic system.
•
Mower deck not engaging.
•
•
•
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.
•
Transaxle leaks oil.
DIXON-53
TROUBLE SHOOTING
Problem
Uneven mowing results.
The machine vibrates.
54-DIXON
Cause
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Different air pressure in tires on left and right
sides.
Bent blades.
Suspension for the mower deck is uneven.
Chain fixture has come loose.
Blades are dull.
Driving speed too high.
Grass is too long.
Grass collected under the mower deck.
•
•
•
The blades are loose.
The blades are incorrectly balanced.
The engine is loose.
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 you have added stabilizer
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 instead.
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 your machine performs its
best the following season.
DIXON-55
SCHEMATIC
TO LH BRAKE
SWITCH
TO ALT.
G
TO RH BRAKE
SWITCH
Y Y
TO ELECTRIC
CLUTCH
W
W
G
R
GROUND
TO SOLENOID
R/W
W/G
Y
R
G
B
W
G
W/G
TO CIRCUIT
BREAKER
R
R
W/G
W/G
TO CLUTCH
SWITCH
G
B
Y
Y
R/W
R
R/W
R
G
TO IGNITION
SWITCH
G
W
W
W/G
W/G
TO RH
LEVER
Y
Y
W
W
TO SEAT
SWITCH
COLOR CODE
R - RED
R/W - RED W/WHITE STRIPE
G - GREEN
W/G - WHITE W/GREEN STRIPE
Y - YELLOW
B - BLUE
W - WHITE
56-DIXON
W
W/G
W
W
W/G
Y Y
TO LH
LEVER
TO ENGINE SHUT
OFF
TECHNICAL DATA
Accessories
BioClip attachment (Mulch kit)
Collection system
Torque Specifications
Engine crankshaft bolt
50 ft/lb (67 Nm)
Deck pulley bolts
45 ft/lb (61 Nm)
Lug nuts
75 ft/lb (100 Nm)
Blade bolt
45-55 ft/lb (60-75 Nm)
Standard ¼" fasteners
9 ft/lb (12 Nm)
5
Standard /16" fasteners
18 ft/lb (25 Nm)
Standard 3/8" fasteners
33 ft/lb (44 Nm)
7
Standard /16" fasteners
52 ft/lb (70 Nm)
Standard ½" fasteners
80 ft/lb (110 Nm)
When this product is worn out and no longer used, it
should be returned to the reseller or other party for
recycling.
In order 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.
DIXON-57
TECHNICAL DATA
ZTR 44 / 968999538
ZTR 36 / 968999539
Manufacturer
Kohler
Briggs & Stratton
Type
Courage
Intek
Power
20 hp*
16 hp*
Lubrication
Pressure with oil filter
Pressure with oil filte
Oil capacity including filter
1.6 qt (1.5 liters)
1.3 qt (1.3 liters)
Engine oil, Synthetic
Engine oil, Mineral Class
SAE 10W30
(winter SAE SW-30)
API, SJ, SH, SG
SAE 5W30, 10W30
SAE 30, (winter 10W30)
API, SF, SJ, SH, SG
Fuel
Min 87 octane, unleaded (Max
methanol 10%, max MTBE 15%)
Min 86 octane unleaded
(Max methanol 5%, max ethanol
10%, Max MTBE 15%
Fuel tank capacity
4.5 gallon (17 liters)
4.5 gallon (17 liters)
Spark plugs/gap
Champion RC124C
030” / 0.75 mm
NGK - BPR4ES
.030” / 0.75 mm
Cooling
Air cooling
Air cooling
Air filter
Standard
Standard
Alternator
12V 16A
12V 16A
Starter
Electric 12V
Electric 12V
Type
EZT2200 Hydro-Gear
EZT2200 Hydro-Gear
Speed and direction controls
Dual levers, foam gripped
Dual levers, foam gripped
Speed forward
7mph
7mph
Speed reverse
6mph
6mph
Brakes
Mechanical parking brake
Mechanical parking brake
Front caster tires, smooth tread
11 x 4-5, 4 ply
11 x 4-5, 4 ply
Rear tires, turf pneumatic
18 x 9.5-8
18 x 9.5-8
Tire pressure, front and rear
15 PSI / 103 kPa / 1 bar
15 PSI / 103 kPa / 1 bar
Engine
Oil capacity excluding filter
Transmission
*As rated by the engine manufacturer
58-DIXON
TECHNICAL DATA
ZTR 44 / 968999538
ZTR 36 / 968999539
Cutting width
44"
36"
Cutting height
1.5" - 4.5"
1.5" - 4.5"
Uncut circle
0
0
Number of blades
3
2
Blade length
14.97"
18.5"
Nose rollers
Yes
Yes
Michigan seat
Standard
Standard
Hinged armrests
Yes
Yes
Hour meter
Standard
Standard
Blade engagement
Electric clutch
Electric clutch
Deck construction
11 gauge w/10 gauge skirts
11 gauge w/10 gauge skirts
3.1 acres / hr
2.55 acres / hr
Weight
590 lbs
538 lbs
Base machine length
70.5"
70.5"
Base machine width
44.5"
40"
Base machine height
43.25"
43.25"
Overall width, chute up
46.25"
40.5"
Overall width, chute down
58"
51"
Equipment
Productivity
Output
Overall dimensions
DIXON-59
TECHNICAL DATA
ZTR 36 / 968999609
ZTR 44 / 968999611
Manufacturer
Briggs & Stratton
Briggs & Stratton
Type
Intek
ELS
Power
16 hp*
22 hp*
Lubrication
Pressure with oil filter
Pressure with oil filte
Oil capacity excluding filter
1.3 qt (1.31 liters)
1.875 qts (1.8 liters
Oil capacity including filter
1.5 qt (1.42 liters)
2 qt (1.91 liters)
Engine oil, Synthetic
Engine oil, Mineral Class
SAE 5W30, 10W30
SAE 30 (winter 10W30)
API, SF, SJ, SH, SG
SAE 5W30, 10W30
SAE 30, (winter 10W30)
API, SF, SJ, SH, SG
Fuel
Min 86 octane, unleaded (Max
methanol 10%, max MTBE 15%)
Min 86 octane, unleaded (Max
methanol 10%, max MTBE 15%)
Fuel tank capacity
4.5 gallon (17 liters)
4.5 gallon (17 liters)
Spark plugs/gap
NGK - BPR4ES
.030” / 0.75 mm
NGK - BPR4ES
.030” / 0.75 mm
Cooling
Air cooling
Air cooling
Air filter
Standard
Standard
Alternator
12V 16A
12V 16A
Starter
Electric 12V
Electric 12V
Type
EZT2200 Hydro-Gear
EZT2200 Hydro-Gear
Speed and direction controls
Dual levers, foam gripped
Dual levers, foam gripped
Speed forward
7mph
7mph
Speed reverse
6mph
6mph
Brakes
Mechanical parking brake
Mechanical parking brake
Front caster tires, smooth tread
11 x 4-5, 4 ply
11 x 4-5, 4 ply
Rear tires, turf pneumatic
18 x 7.5-8
18 x 9.5-8
Tire pressure, front and rear
15 PSI / 103 kPa / 1 bar
15 PSI / 103 kPa / 1 bar
Engine
Transmission
*As rated by the engine manufacturer
60-DIXON
TECHNICAL DATA
ZTR 36 / 968999609
ZTR 44 / 968999611
Cutting width
36"
44"
Cutting height
1.5" - 4.5"
1.5" - 4.5"
Uncut circle
0
0
Number of blades
2
3
Blade length
18.5"
14.97"
Nose rollers
Yes
Yes
Michigan seat
Standard
Standard
Hinged armrests
Yes
Yes
Hour meter
Standard
Standard
Blade engagement
Electric clutch
Electric clutch
Deck construction
11 gauge w/10 gauge skirts
11 gauge w/10 gauge skirts
2.55 acres / hr
3.1 acres / hr
Weight
538 lbs
590 lbs
Base machine length
70.5"
70.5"
Base machine width
40"
44.5"
Base machine height
43.25"
43.25"
Overall width, chute up
40.5"
46.25"
Overall width, chute down
51"
58"
Equipment
Productivity
Output
Overall dimensions
DIXON-61
TECHNICAL DATA
ZTR 42 / 968999689
ZTR 42 / 968999713
Manufacturer
Briggs & Stratton
Briggs & Stratton
Type
Intek
ELS
Power
19 hp*
19 hp*
Lubrication
Pressure with oil filter
Pressure with oil filte
Oil capacity excluding filter
1.3 qt (1.31 liters)
1.875 qts (1.8 liters
Oil capacity including filter
1.5 qt (1.42 liters)
2 qt (1.91 liters)
Engine oil, Synthetic
Engine oil, Mineral Class
SAE 5W30, 10W30
SAE 30 (winter 10W30)
API, SF, SJ, SH, SG
SAE 5W30, 10W30
SAE 30, (winter 10W30)
API, SF, SJ, SH, SG
Fuel
Min 86 octane, unleaded (Max
methanol 10%, max MTBE 15%)
Min 86 octane, unleaded (Max
methanol 10%, max MTBE 15%)
Fuel tank capacity
4.5 gallon (17 liters)
4.5 gallon (17 liters)
Spark plugs/gap
NGK - BPR4ES
.030” / 0.75 mm
NGK - BPR4ES
.030” / 0.75 mm
Cooling
Air cooling
Air cooling
Air filter
Standard
Standard
Alternator
12V 16A
12V 16A
Starter
Electric 12V
Electric 12V
Type
EZT2200 Hydro-Gear
EZT2200 Hydro-Gear
Speed and direction controls
Dual levers, foam gripped
Dual levers, foam gripped
Speed forward
7mph
7mph
Speed reverse
6mph
6mph
Brakes
Mechanical parking brake
Mechanical parking brake
Front caster tires, smooth tread
11 x 4-5, 4 ply
11 x 4-5, 4 ply
Rear tires, turf pneumatic
18 x 7.5-8
18 x 9.5-8
Tire pressure, front and rear
15 PSI / 103 kPa / 1 bar
15 PSI / 103 kPa / 1 bar
Engine
Transmission
*As rated by the engine manufacturer
62-DIXON
TECHNICAL DATA
ZTR 42 / 968999689
ZTR 42 / 968999713
Cutting width
42"
42"
Cutting height
1.5" - 4.5"
1.5" - 4.5"
Uncut circle
0
0
Number of blades
2
2
Blade length
21"
21"
Nose rollers
No
No
Michigan seat
Standard
Standard
Hinged armrests
Yes
Yes
Hour meter
Standard
Standard
Blade engagement
Electric clutch
Electric clutch
Deck construction
11 gauge w/10 gauge skirts
11 gauge w/10 gauge skirts
2.97 acres / hr
2.97 acres / hr
Weight
530 lbs
530 lbs
Base machine length
70.5
70.5
Base machine width
42.5"
42.5"
Base machine height
43.25"
43.25"
Overall width, chute up
43.5"
43.5"
Overall width, chute down
48.25"
48.25"
Equipment
Productivity
Output
Overall dimensions
DIXON-63
TECHNICAL DATA
ZTR 44 / 968999547
Engine
Manufacturer
Briggs & Stratton
Type
ELS
Power
22 hp*
Lubrication
Pressure with oil filte
Oil capacity excluding filter
1.875 qts (1.8 liters
Oil capacity including filter
2 qt (1.91 liters)
Engine oil, Synthetic
Engine oil, Mineral Class
SAE 5W30, 10W30
SAE 30, (winter 10W30)
API, SF, SJ, SH, SG
Fuel
Min 86 octane, unleaded (Max
methanol 10%, max MTBE 15%)
Fuel tank capacity
4.5 gallon (17 liters)
Spark plugs/gap
NGK - BPR4ES
.030” / 0.75 mm
Cooling
Air cooling
Air filter
Standard
Alternator
12V 16A
Starter
Electric 12V
Transmission
Type
EZT2200 Hydro-Gear
Speed and direction controls
Dual levers, foam gripped
Speed forward
7mph
Speed reverse
6mph
Brakes
Mechanical parking brake
Front caster tires, smooth tread
11 x 4-5, 4 ply
Rear tires, turf pneumatic
18 x 9.5-8
Tire pressure, front and rear
15 PSI / 103 kPa / 1 bar
64-DIXON
TECHNICAL DATA
ZTR 44 / 968999611
Equipment
Cutting width
44"
Cutting height
1.5" - 4.5"
Uncut circle
0
Number of blades
3
Blade length
14.97"
Nose rollers
Yes
Michigan seat
Standard
Hinged armrests
Yes
Hour meter
Standard
Blade engagement
Electric clutch
Deck construction
11 gauge w/10 gauge skirts
Productivity
Output
3.1 acres / hr
Overall dimensions
Weight
590 lbs
Base machine length
70.5"
Base machine width
44.5"
Base machine height
43.25"
Overall width, chute up
46.25"
Overall width, chute down
58"
DIXON-65
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.
66-DIXON
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
Delivery Service
1. Charge the battery.
2. Adjust the tire pressure of all wheels to 15 PSI (1 bar).
3. Mount the steering controls in the normal position.
4. Connect the contact box to the cable for the seat’s
safety switch.
5. Check that the right amount of oil is in the engine.
6. Adjust the position of the steering controls.
7. Fill with fuel and open the fuel shut off valve.
8. Start the engine.
9. Check that there is drive to both wheels.
10. Check the mower deck adjustment.
11. Check:
The safety switch for the parking brake.
The safety switch for the mower deck.
The safety switch in the seat.
The safety switch in the steering controls.
Parking brake functionality.
Driving forward.
Driving backward.
Engaging the blades.
12. Check the idle speed
13. Check the engine high idle speed
14. Inform the customer about:
The need and advantages of following the service schedule.
The need and advantages of leaving the machine
for service every 300 hours.
The effects of service and maintaining a service journal on
the machine’s resale value.
Application areas for Mulching.
Delivery service has been carried out.
No remaining notes.
Certified:
15. Fill in the sales papers, etc.
DIXON-67
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
After the First 5-8 Hours
1. Change engine oil.
68-DIXON
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
25-Hour Service
1. Check the fuel pump’s air filter.
2. Sharpen/Replace mower blades if required.
3. Check the tire pressures.
4. Check battery with cables.
5. Lubricate according to lubrication chart.
6. Check/clean the engine’s cooling air intake.
7. Clean the air cleaner’s pre-filter (foam).
DIXON-69
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
50-Hour Service
1. Perform the 25-hour service.
2. Clean/replace the air cleaner’s filter cartridge (paper filter)
(shorter intervals for dusty operating conditions).
3. Change engine oil.
4. Lubricate according to lubrication chart.
5. Check/adjust the parking brake.
70-DIXON
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
100-Hour Service
1. Perform the 25-hour service.
2. Perform the 50-hour service.
3. Change the engine oil filter.
4. Clean/replace the spark plugs.
5. Replace the fuel filter.
6. Clean the cooling fins on the engine and transmission.
7. Check V-belts.
8. Check tighten caster wheel axle bolts (every 200 hours).
9. Change the air filter’s paper cartridge.
DIXON-71
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
300-Hour Service
1. Inspect the machine. Come to agreement with the customer
as to which additional work is to be carried out.
2. Perform the 25-hour service.
3. Perform the 50-hour service.
4. Perform the 100-hour service.
5. Check/adjust the mower deck.
6. Clean the combustion chamber and grind the valve seats.
7. Check the engine valve clearance.
8. Replace the air cleaner’s pre-filter (foam).
72-DIXON
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 (25 hours).
2. Replace the air cleaner’s pre-filter (foam) (300 hours).
3. Replace the air filter’s paper cartridge.
4. Change the engine oil (50 hours).
5. Replace the engine oil filter (100 hours).
6. Check/adjust the cutting height.
7. Check/adjust the parking brake (50 hours).
8. Clean/Change the spark plugs (100 hours).
9. Change the fuel filter (100 hours).
10. Clean the cooling fins (100 hours).
11. Check the engine valve clearance.
12. Perform the 300-hour service at an authorized service workshop.
DIXON-73
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
74-DIXON
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
DIXON-75
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
76-DIXON
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
SERVICE JOURNAL
Action
Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign
DIXON-77
®
P/N 539 131911 R01
®
07/20/08
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