Exmark 103-0656 Lawn Mower User Manual

LAZER Z E-SERIES
®
For Serial Nos.
920,000 & Higher
Lazer Z (LZE) Units
Part No. 4500-872 Rev. A
WARNING
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or other reproductive harm.
Important: The engine in this product is not
equipped with a spark arrester muffler. It is a
violation of California Public Resource Code
(CPRC) Section 4442 to use or operate this
engine on any forest-covered, brush-covered, or
grass-covered land as defined in CPRC 4126.
Other states or federal areas may have similar
laws.
To acquire a spark arrester for your unit, see your
Engine Service Dealer.
This spark ignition system complies with the
Canadian standard ICES-002. Ce système d’allumage
par ètincelle de vèhicule est conforme à la norme
NMB-002 du Canada.
The enclosed Engine Owner’s Manual is
supplied for information regarding The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and
the California Emission Control Regulation of
emission systems, maintenance and warranty.
Keep this engine Owner’s Manual with your unit.
Should this engine Owner’s Manual become
damaged or illegible, replace immediately.
Replacements may be ordered through the
engine manufacturer.
Exmark reserves the right to make changes or
add improvements to its products at any time
without incurring any obligation to make such
changes to products manufactured previously.
Exmark, or its distributors and dealers, accept
no responsibility for variations which may be
evident in the actual specifications of its products
and the statements and descriptions contained
in this publication.
©2010 Exmark Mfg. Co., Inc.
Industrial Park Box 808
Beatrice, NE 68310
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Contact us at www.Exmark.com.
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Introduction
CONGRATULATIONS on the purchase of your
Exmark Mower. This product has been carefully
designed and manufactured to give you a maximum
amount of dependability and years of trouble-free
operation.
This manual contains operating, maintenance,
adjustment, and safety instructions for your Exmark
mower.
Figure 1
1. Model and serial number location
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR MOWER,
CAREFULLY READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS
ENTIRETY.
Model No.
By following the operating, maintenance, and safety
instructions, you will prolong the life of your mower,
maintain its maximum efficiency, and promote safe
operation.
Serial No.
If additional information is needed, or should you
require trained mechanic service, contact your
authorized Exmark equipment dealer or distributor.
Exmark parts manuals are available online at
http://www.exmark.com/manuals.htm
All Exmark equipment dealers and distributors are
kept informed of the latest methods of servicing
and are equipped to provide prompt and efficient
service in the field or at their service stations. They
carry ample stock of service parts or can secure them
promptly for you from the factory.
All Exmark parts are thoroughly tested and inspected
before leaving the factory, however, attention is
required on your part if you are to obtain the fullest
measure of satisfaction and performance.
Whenever you need service, genuine Exmark parts,
or additional information, contact an Authorized
Service Dealer or Exmark Customer Service and have
the model and serial numbers of your product ready.
Figure 1 identifies the location of the model and serial
numbers on the product. Write the numbers in the
space provided.
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Contents
Electric Clutch Adjustment............................ 41
Motion Control Linkage Adjustment ............. 42
Motion Control Damper Adjustment............. 43
Motion Control Neutral Lock Pivot
Adjustment ............................................... 44
Motion Control Handle Adjustment .............. 44
Motion Control Full Forward Tracking
Adjustment ............................................... 44
Caster Pivot Bearings Pre-Load
Adjustment ............................................... 45
Cleaning ........................................................... 45
Clean Engine and Exhaust System
Area .......................................................... 45
Remove Engine Shrouds and Clean Cooling
Fins........................................................... 45
Clean Hydro Cooling Fins ............................. 45
Clean Debris From Machine .......................... 46
Clean Grass Build-Up Under Deck ................ 46
Waste Disposal .............................................. 46
Troubleshooting ................................................... 47
Schematics ........................................................... 50
Introduction ........................................................... 3
Safety ..................................................................... 5
Safety Alert Symbol ......................................... 5
Safe Operating Practices .................................. 5
Safety and Instructional Decals ..................... 11
Specifications ....................................................... 15
Model Numbers ............................................ 15
Systems ......................................................... 15
Dimensions................................................... 17
Torque Requirements .................................... 18
Product Overview ................................................ 19
Operation ............................................................. 19
Controls ........................................................ 19
Pre-Start........................................................ 22
Operating Instructions .................................. 22
Transporting ................................................. 27
Maintenance ......................................................... 29
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s) ........... 29
Periodic Maintenance ....................................... 30
Check Engine Oil Level ................................. 30
Check Battery Charge .................................... 30
Check Mower Blades ..................................... 32
Check Safety Interlock System ....................... 32
Check Rollover Protections Systems (Roll
Bar) Knobs................................................ 33
Check Seat Belt.............................................. 33
Check for Loose Hardware ............................ 33
Service Air Cleaner ........................................ 33
Change Engine Oil ........................................ 33
Check Hydraulic Oil Level ............................. 34
Check Tire Pressures ..................................... 34
Check Condition Of Belts.............................. 34
Lubricate Grease Fittings............................... 35
Lubricate Brake Handle Pivot ........................ 36
Lubricate Deck Lift Pivot............................... 36
Check Spark Plugs ......................................... 36
Change Hydraulic System Filter and
Fluid ......................................................... 36
Wheel Hub - Slotted Nut Torque
Specification.............................................. 37
Check Spark Arrester (if equipped)................. 37
Thread Locking Adhesives............................. 37
Copper-Based Anti-seize .............................. 37
Dielectric Grease........................................... 37
Adjustments ..................................................... 38
Deck Leveling ............................................... 38
Pump Drive Belt Tension............................... 39
Deck Belt Tension ......................................... 39
Adjusting the Parking Brake........................... 39
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Safety
Safety
Safety Alert Symbol
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This lawn mower meets or exceeds the B71.4
specifications of the American National Standards
Institute in effect at the time of production.
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Exmark designed and tested this lawn mower to offer
reasonably safe service; however, failure to comply
with the following instructions may result in personal
injury.
•
This Safety Alert Symbol (Figure 2) is used both in
this manual and on the machine to identify important
safety messages which must be followed to avoid
accidents.
This symbol means: ATTENTION! BECOME
ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
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Figure 2
1. Safety alert symbol
not read English it is the owner’s responsibility to
explain this material to them.
Become familiar with the safe operation of the
equipment, operator controls, and safety signs.
All operators and mechanics should be trained.
The owner is responsible for training the users.
Never let children or untrained people operate
or service the equipment. Local regulations may
restrict the age of the operator.
Only adults and mature teenagers should operate
a mower, and even mature teenagers should have
adult supervision. Be sure a teenager:
1. has read and understands the Operator’s
Manual and recognizes the risks involved;
2. is sufficiently mature to use caution; and
3. is of sufficient size and weight to operate
the controls comfortably and to manage the
mower without taking risks.
The owner/user can prevent and is responsible
for accidents or injuries occurring to himself or
herself, other people or property.
Preparation
The safety alert symbol appears above information
which alerts you to unsafe actions or situations
and will be followed by the word DANGER,
WARNING, or CAUTION.
• Evaluate the terrain to determine what accessories
and attachments are needed to properly and
safely perform the job. Only use accessories and
attachments approved by Exmark.
• Wear appropriate clothing including safety glasses,
substantial footwear, long trousers, and hearing
protection. Do Not operate when barefoot or
when wearing open sandals. Long hair, loose
clothing or jewelry may get tangled in moving
parts.
DANGER: White lettering / Red background.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, Will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Black lettering / Orange background.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, Could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Black lettering / Yellow background.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, May result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION
This machine produces sound levels in excess
of 85 dBA at the operator’s ear and can cause
hearing loss through extended periods of
exposure.
This manual uses two other words to highlight
information. Important calls attention to special
mechanical information and Note emphasizes
general information worthy of special attention.
Wear hearing protection when operating this
machine.
Safe Operating Practices
• Inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used and remove all rocks, toys, sticks, wires,
bones, and other foreign objects which can be
thrown by the machine and may cause personal
injury to the operator or bystanders.
Training
• Read the Operator’s Manual and other training
material. If the operator(s) or mechanic(s) can
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Safety
DANGER
DANGER
In certain conditions gasoline is extremely
flammable and vapors are explosive.
A fire or explosion from gasoline can burn
you, others, and cause property damage.
In certain conditions during fueling, static
electricity can be released causing a spark
which can ignite gasoline vapors. A fire or
explosion from gasoline can burn you and
others and cause property damage.
• Fill the fuel tank outdoors on level ground,
in an open area, when the engine is cold.
Wipe up any gasoline that spills.
• Always place gasoline containers on the
ground away from your vehicle before
filling.
• Never refill the fuel tank or drain the
machine indoors or inside an enclosed
trailer.
• Do Not fill gasoline containers inside a
vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed because
interior carpets or plastic truck bed liners
may insulate the container and slow the
loss of any static charge.
• Do Not fill the fuel tank completely full.
Fill the fuel tank to the bottom of the filler
neck. The empty space in the tank allows
gasoline to expand. Overfilling may result
in fuel leakage or damage to the engine
or emission system.
• When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and
refuel the equipment with its wheels on
the ground.
• Never smoke when handling gasoline, and
stay away from an open flame or where
gasoline fumes may be ignited by spark.
• If this is not possible, then refuel such
equipment on a truck or trailer from a
portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
• Store gasoline in an approved container
and keep it out of the reach of children.
• If a gasoline dispenser nozzle must be
used, keep the nozzle in contact with the
rim of the fuel tank or container opening
at all times until fueling is complete.
• Add fuel before starting the engine. Never
remove the cap of the fuel tank or add
fuel when engine is running or when the
engine is hot.
• If fuel is spilled, Do Not attempt to start
the engine. Move away from the area of
the spill and avoid creating any source of
ignition until fuel vapors have dissipated.
WARNING
Gasoline is harmful or fatal if swallowed.
Long-term exposure to vapors has caused
cancer in laboratory animals. Failure to use
caution may cause serious injury or illness.
• Do Not operate without entire exhaust
system in place and in proper working
condition.
• Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors.
• Keep face away from nozzle and gas
tank/container opening.
• Keep away from eyes and skin.
• Never siphon by mouth.
• Check that the operator’s presence controls,
safety switches, and shields are attached and
functioning properly. Do Not operate unless they
are functioning properly.
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Safety
Operation
damage and make repairs before restarting
and operating the mower).
WARNING
– Before clearing blockages.
Operating engine parts, especially the muffler,
become extremely hot. Severe burns can occur
on contact and debris, such as leaves, grass,
brush, etc. can catch fire.
• Allow engine parts, especially the muffler, to
cool before touching.
• Remove accumulated debris from muffler
and engine area.
• Install and maintain in working order a
spark arrester before using equipment
on forest-covered, grass-covered, or
brush-covered unimproved land.
– Whenever you leave the mower.
• Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
engage parking brake:
– Before refueling.
– Before dumping the grass catcher.
WARNING
Hands, feet, hair, clothing, or accessories can
become entangled in rotating parts. Contact
with the rotating parts can cause traumatic
amputation or severe lacerations.
• Do Not operate the machine without
guards, shields, and safety devices in
place and working properly.
WARNING
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide,
which is an odorless deadly poison that can kill
you.
• Keep hands, feet, hair, jewelry, or clothing
away from rotating parts.
Do Not run engine indoors or in a small confined
area where dangerous carbon monoxide fumes
can collect.
• NEVER carry passengers. DO NOT operate
the mower when people, especially children, or
pets are in the area.
• Operate only in daylight or good artificial light,
keeping away from holes and hidden hazards.
• Be sure all drives are in neutral and parking brake
is engaged before starting engine. Use seat belts
with the roll bar in the raised and locked position.
• Never operate the mower with damaged guards,
shields, or covers. Always have safety shields,
guards, switches and other devices in place and in
proper working condition.
• Never mow with the discharge deflector raised,
removed or altered unless there is a grass
collection system or mulch kit in place and
working properly.
• Do Not change the engine governor setting or
overspeed the engine.
• Park machine on level ground. Stop engine, wait
for all moving parts to stop, remove key and
engage parking brake:
– Before checking, cleaning or working on the
mower.
– After striking a foreign object or abnormal
vibration occurs (inspect the mower for
• Be alert, slow down and use caution when making
turns. Look behind and to the side before
changing directions.
• Stop the blades, slow down, and use caution when
crossing surfaces other than grass and when
transporting the mower to and from the area to
be mowed.
• Be aware of the mower discharge path and direct
discharge away from others.
• Do Not operate the mower under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
• Use extreme care when loading or unloading the
machine into a trailer or truck.
• Use care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.
Slope Operation
Use Extreme caution when mowing and/or turning
on slopes as loss of traction and/or tip-over could
occur. The operator is responsible for safe operation
on slopes.
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Safety
• Be aware that operating on wet grass, across steep
slopes or downhill may cause the mower to lose
traction. Loss of traction to the drive wheels may
result in sliding and a loss of braking and steering.
DANGER
Operating on wet grass or steep slopes can cause
sliding and loss of control. Wheels dropping over
edges, ditches, steep banks, or water can cause
rollovers, which may result in serious injury,
death or drowning.
• Do Not mow slopes when grass is wet.
• Do Not mow near drop-offs or near water.
• Do Not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees.
• Reduce speed and use extreme caution on
slopes.
• Avoid sudden turns or rapid speed changes.
• Keep the roll bar in the raised and locked
position and use seat belt.
• Always avoid sudden starting or stopping on a
slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades
and proceed slowly off the slope.
• Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for
wheel weights or counter weights to improve
stability.
• Use extreme care with grass catchers or
attachments. These can change the stability of the
machine and cause loss of control.
Using the Rollover Protection System
(ROPS)
• See inside the back cover to determine the
approximate slope angle of the area to be mowed.
• Use a walk behind mower and/or a hand trimmer
near drop-offs, ditches, steep banks or water.
(Figure 3).
A Rollover Protection System (roll bar) is installed
on the unit.
WARNING
There is no rollover protection when the roll bar
is down. Wheels dropping over edges, ditches,
steep banks, or water can cause rollovers, which
may result in serious injury, death or drowning.
• Keep the roll bar in the raised and locked
position and use seat belt.
• Lower the roll bar only when absolutely
necessary.
• Do Not wear seat belt when the roll bar is
down.
• Drive slowly and carefully.
Figure 3
• Raise the roll bar as soon as clearance
permits.
1. Safe Zone-Use the mower here on slopes less than 15
degrees
2. Danger Zone-Use a walk behind mower and/or hand
trimmer on slopes greater than 15 degrees, near
drop-offs and water.
3. Water
• Check carefully for overhead clearances (i.e.
branches, doorways, and electrical wires) before
driving under any objects and Do Not contact
them.
• Remove or mark obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc. from the mowing area. Tall grass can
hide obstacles.
• Watch for ditches, holes, rocks, dips and rises that
change the operating angle, as rough terrain could
overturn the machine.
• Avoid sudden starts when mowing uphill because
the mower may tip backwards.
• In the event of a rollover, take the unit to an
Authorized Service Dealer to have the ROPS
inspected.
Maintenance and Storage
• Disengage drives, lower implement, set parking
brake, stop engine and remove key or disconnect
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Safety
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spark plug wire. Wait for all movement to stop
before adjusting, cleaning or repairing.
Keep engine and engine area free from
accumulation of grass, leaves, excessive grease
or oil, and other debris which can accumulate
in these areas. These materials can become
combustible and may result in a fire.
Let engine cool before storing and Do Not store
near flame or any enclosed area where open pilot
lights or heat appliances are present.
Shut off fuel while storing or transporting. Do
Not store fuel near flames or drain indoors.
Park machine on level ground. Never allow
untrained personnel to service machine.
Use jack stands to support components when
required.
Carefully release pressure from components with
stored energy.
Disconnect battery or remove spark plug wire
before making any repairs. Disconnect the
negative terminal first and the positive last.
Reconnect positive first and negative last.
Use care when checking blades. Wrap the blade(s)
or wear gloves, and use caution when servicing
them. Only replace damaged blades. Never
straighten or weld them.
Keep hands and feet away from moving parts.
If possible, Do Not make adjustments with the
engine running.
Charge batteries in an open well ventilated area,
away from spark and flames. Unplug charger
before connecting or disconnecting from battery.
Wear protective clothing and use insulated tools.
DANGER
Battery electrolyte contains sulfuric acid,
which is poisonous and can cause severe
burns. Swallowing electrolyte can be fatal or
if it touches skin can cause severe burns.
• Wear safety glasses to shield eyes, and
rubber gloves to protect skin and clothing
when handling electrolyte.
• Do Not swallow electrolyte.
• In the event of an accident, flush with
water and call a doctor immediately.
CAUTION
If the ignition is in the “ON” position there
is potential for sparks and engagement
of components. Sparks could cause an
explosion or moving parts could accidentally
engage causing personal injury.
Be sure ignition switch is in the “OFF”
position before charging the battery.
• Keep all guards, shields and all safety devices in
place and in safe working condition.
• Check all bolts frequently to maintain proper
tightness.
• Frequently check for worn or deteriorating
components that could create a hazard.
WARNING
Removing standard original equipment parts,
or using non-Exmark replacement parts and
accessories may alter the warranty, traction, and
safety of the machine. Failure to use original
Exmark parts could cause serious injury or
death.
DANGER
Charging or jump starting the battery may
produce explosive gases. Battery gases can
explode causing serious injury.
• Keep sparks, flames, or cigarettes away
from battery.
• Ventilate when charging or using battery
in an enclosed space.
• Make sure venting path of battery is
always open once battery is filled with
acid.
• Always shield eyes and face from battery.
Replace all parts including, but not limited to,
tires, belts, and blades with original Exmark
parts.
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Safety
WARNING
Hydraulic fluid escaping under pressure
can penetrate skin and cause injury. Fluid
accidentally injected into the skin must be
surgically removed within a few hours by a doctor
familiar with this form of injury or gangrene may
result.
• If equipped, make sure all hydraulic fluid
hoses and lines are in good condition and all
hydraulic connections and fittings are tight
before applying pressure to hydraulic system.
• Keep body and hands away from pinhole
leaks or nozzles that eject high pressure
hydraulic fluid.
• Use cardboard or paper, not your hands, to
find hydraulic leaks.
• Safely relieve all pressure in the hydraulic
system by placing the motion control levers
in neutral and shutting off the engine before
performing any work on the hydraulic system.
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Safety
Safety and Instructional Decals
• Keep all safety signs legible. Remove all grease,
dirt and debris from safety signs and instructional
labels.
• Replace all worn, damaged, or missing safety
signs.
• When replacement components are installed, be
sure that current safety signs are affixed to the
replaced components.
• If an attachment or accessory has been installed,
make sure current safety signs are visible.
• New safety signs may be obtained from
your authorized Exmark equipment dealer or
distributor or from Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc.
• Safety signs may be affixed by peeling off the
backing to expose the adhesive surface. Apply
only to a clean, dry surface. Smooth to remove
any air bubbles.
• Familiarize yourself with the following safety signs
and instruction labels. They are critical to the safe
operation of your Exmark commercial mower.
1-303508
1-633922
1-403005
98-5954
103-2076
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Safety
109-7232
1. Fast
2. Slow
3. Neutral
4. Reverse
109-7330
107-2102
109-7929
109-3148
12
Safety
116-0211
109-8483
1. Throttle–fast
2. Throttle–slow
3. Choke–on
4. Choke–off
116-1654
116-0157
1. See Operator’s Manual
116-2630
116-2643
116-0205
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Safety
117–2718
Message Display
116-2927
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1. Latch
2. Unlatch
Fuel
Empty
Half
Full
Battery
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Hour meter
PTO
Parking brake
Neutral
Operator presence
switch
PTO Switch Symbols
1. PTO–disengage
116-3303
109-7069
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2. PTO–engage
Specifications
Specifications
Model Numbers
Serial Nos: 920,000 and Higher
LZE20KA484; LZE22KA484; LZE24KA524; LZE27KC604
Systems
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Engine
• Engine Specifications: See your Engine Owner’s
Manual
• Engine Oil Type: Exmark 4–Cycle Premium
Engine Oil
• RPM: Full Speed: 3750 ±50 RPM (PTO not
engaged) Idle: 1500 ±100 RPM
Safety Interlock System
• LCD indicators appear for the PTO, park brake,
drive levers, and operator presence in the message
display on the RH control panel.
• PTO must be disengaged, brake engaged, and
motion control levers out (neutral lock) to start
engine. (It is not necessary for the operator to be
in the seat to start the engine.)
• Operator must be in seat when PTO is engaged,
brake is disengaged, or motion control levers are
moved in or engine will stop.
• Engine will stop if either the left, the right, or
both levers are moved from neutral lock position
while brake is engaged.
Fuel System
• Capacity: 8.0 gal. (30.3 L)
• Type of Fuel: Regular unleaded gasoline, 87
octane or higher; containing no more than 10%
methanol or ethanol.
• Fuel Filter:
– Kawasaki
Kawasaki P/N 49019-7005
– Kohler
Operator Controls
Kohler P/N 24 050 13
• Fuel Shut-Off Valve:
• Steering and Motion Control:
All Units: 1/4 turn increments (“ON”, “OFF”).
• Fuel level eight segment display — right hand
control panel.
• Low fuel indicator light.
Electrical System
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25 amp main fuse
25 amp charging system fuse
10 amp PTO fuse
15 amp accessory fuse
Charging System: Flywheel Alternator
Charging Capacity: 15 amps
Battery Type: BCI Group U1
Recommended Minimum Battery CCA: 260 CCA
Battery Voltage: 12 Volt
Low Voltage Light — RH control panel
Polarity: Negative Ground
Fuses:
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All units:
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Note: Motion control levers are adjustable to
two heights.
– Separate levers, on each side of the console,
control speed and direction of travel of the
respective drive wheels.
– Steering is controlled by varying the position
of the levers relative to each other.
– Moving motion control levers outward (in
slots) locks the drive system in neutral.
PTO Engagement Switch: Engages electric clutch
(to drive belt) which engages mower blades.
Parking Brake Lever: Engages parking brake.
Parking Brake Release Button: Releases parking
brake.
Deck Height Adjustment Lever: Sets cutting
height to desired position.
Specifications
– 0-4.5 mph (7.2 km/hr) reverse.
• Drive wheel release valves allow machine to be
moved when engine is not running.
• Deck Lift Pedal: Foot pedal that lifts deck.
• Transport Lock:
– Latching position: Automatically latches at
the transport position.
– Unlatching position: Deck does not latch at
the transport position.
Tires & Wheels
Drive
Pneumatic (Air filled)
Seat
• Type: Standard seat with foam padded seat
cushion with armrests and integral safety switch.
Optional seat: Seat with high back, extra
wide foam padded seat cushion with internal
suspension, thick bolstering, two-tone cover,
armrests, integral safety switch, and seat vibration
isolation system.
48 & 52
60
Quantity
2
2
Tread
Turf Master
Turf Master
Size
22 x 9.50-12
23 x 10.50-12
Ply Rating
4
4
Pressure
13 psi (90 kPa)
13 psi (90 kPa)
Front Caster
Optional seat accessories for units with standard
seats:
– Custom ride suspension system to enhance
Standard Seat. Adds approximately 3 inches
(7.6 cm) to seat height.
– Deluxe suspension seat with high back,
(dampened, adjustable spring suspension),
armrests, and integral safety switch. Adds
approximately 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) to seat height.
– Seat Isolation System for reduced vibration,
to enhance ride of standard seat, standard seat
with Custom Ride Seat Suspension or Deluxe
Suspension Seat. Adds approximately 1 inch
(2.5 cm) to seat height.
• Mounting: Adjustable fore and aft on seat tracks.
• Armrests: Molded flip-up armrests.
• Seat Safety Switch:
Pneumatic (Air filled)
Deck Size
48, 52, & 60
Quantity
2
Tread
Smooth
Size
12 x 5.00-6
Ply Rating
4
Pressure
13 psi (90 kPa)
Cutting Deck
• Cutting Width:
– 48 inch Deck: (121.9 cm)
– 52 inch Deck: (132.1 cm)
– 60 inch Deck: (152.4 cm)
• Discharge: Side
• Blade Size: (3 ea.)
– 48 inch Deck: 16.25 inches (41.3 cm)
– 52 inch Deck: 18.00 inches (45.7 cm)
– 60 inch Deck: 20.50 inches (52.1 cm)
• Blade Spindles: Solid steel spindles with 1.00 inch
(25 mm) I.D. bearings.
• Deck Drive: “B” Section belt with self-tensioning
idler.
• Electric clutch: 200 ft-lb Mag Stop
• Deck: Full floating deck is attached to out-front
support frame. Anti-scalp rollers provide
maximum turf protection. Deck design allows for
bagging, mulching or side discharge.
Integrated seat switch. Time delay seat switch
eliminates rough ground cut-outs.
Hydrostatic Ground Drive System
• Two unitized hydrostatic transmissions:
12cc Parker axial piston pump
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Deck Size
240cc Parker geroler motor
Hydraulic Oil Type: Exmark Premium Hydro Oil.
Hydraulic Oil Capacity: 52 oz (1.5 L) per side
Hydraulic Filter: P/N 116-0164
Speeds:
– 0-8 mph (12.9 km/hr) forward.
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Specifications
Tread Width: (Center to Center of
Tires, Widthwise)
– 48 inch Deck: 3 anti-scalp rollers
– 52 inch Deck: 3 anti-scalp rollers
48 inch
Deck
52 inch
Deck
60 inch
Deck
Drive
Wheels
36.2 inches
(91.9 cm)
36.2 inches
(91.9 cm)
41.6 inches
(105.7 cm)
Caster
Wheels
32.8 inches
(83.3 cm)
32.8 inches
(83.3 cm)
39.5 inches
(100.3 cm)
– 60 inch Deck: 4 anti-scalp rollers
• Deck Depth:
– 48 inch Deck: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
– 52 inch Deck: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
– 60 inch Deck: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
• Cutting Height Adjustment:
Wheel Base: (Center of Caster Tire to
Center of Drive Tire)
Foot activated lever is used to adjust the cutting
height from 1 1/2 inch (3.8 cm) to 4 1/2 inches
(11.4 cm) in 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) increments.
• Mulching Kit: Optional.
Dimensions
48 inch Deck
52 inch Deck
60 inch Deck
48.0 inches
(121.9 cm)
48.0 inches
(121.9 cm)
51.6 inches
(131.1 cm)
Curb Weight:
Overall Width:
48 inch
Deck
52 inch
Deck
60 inch
Deck
Without
Deck
45.7 inches
(116.1 cm)
45.7 inches
(116.1 cm)
50.0 inches
(127.0 cm)
Deflector
Up
51.8 inches
(131.6 cm)
56.3 inches
(143.0 cm)
62.5 inches
(158.8 cm)
Deflector
Down
59.6 inches
(151.4 cm)
64.8 inches
(164.6 cm)
72.8 inches
(184.9 cm)
48 inch
Deck
52 inch
Deck
60 inch
Deck
Roll Bar Up
79.2 inches
(201.2 cm)
79.2 inches
(201.2 cm)
83.1 inches
(211.1 cm)
Roll Bar Down
80.9 inches
(205.5 cm)
80.9 inches
(205.5 cm)
84.8 inches
(215.4 cm)
Kawasaki
Units
Overall Height:
Roll Bar - Down
69.5 inches (176.5 cm)
45.8 inches (116.3 cm)
52 inch
Deck
60 inch
Deck
1081 lb
(490 kg)
1115 lb
(506 kg)
—
—
1098 lb
(498 kg)
Kohler Unit —
Overall Length:
Roll Bar - Up
48 inch
Deck
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Specifications
Torque Requirements
Accessory Weight Table Worksheet:
Use the table below to determine if extra weight
is required for the unit. Identify the accessories
and correct deck size and place the corresponding
values in the Accessory Score column. If the Total
Accessory Score meets the following, add the
recommended weight kit.
48 inch 52 inch 60 inch Accessory
Deck
Deck
Deck Score
Light Kit
2
3
2
Michigan
Seat/CRSS
11
12
3
Bagger
0
0
3
Mulch Kit
-3
-4
-5
Striper Kit
-2
0
0
OCD02
-5
-7
Hitch Kit
1
Sunshade
Kit
2
Bolt Location
Torque
Blade Drive Sheave
Mounting Nut
130-160 ft-lb (176-217
N-m)
Blade Mounting Bolt
(lubricate with anti-seize)
Anti-Scalp Roller Nyloc
Nut See Figure 19
50-60 ft-lb (68-81 N-m)
30-35 ft-lb (41-47 N-m)
Anti-Scalp Roller Whizlock 30-35 ft-lb (41-47 N-m)
Nut See Figure 19
Engine Mounting Bolts
(Kawasaki) (Kohler)
17-23 ft-lb (23-31 N-m)
27-33 ft-lb (37-45 N-m)
Wheel Lug Nuts
90-95 ft-lb (122-129 N-m)
-4
Hydro Mounting Bolts
72-77 ft-lb (98-104 N-m)
2
1
Wheel Hub Slotted Nut
3
2
211-260 ft-lb
(286-352 N-m)
Rollover Protection
System (Roll Bar) 1/2
inch Mounting Bolts
75-80 ft-lb (102-108 N-m)
Total Accessory Score
Total Accessory Score
Required Weight Kit(s)
0–9
None required
10 – 19
*116-1173 Under toe
board mount weight kit
20 and Higher
*Two 116-1173 Under toe
board mount weight kits
or one 116-1173 Under toe
board mount weight kit
and one 116-1238 Front
toe board mount weight kit
Clutch Retaining Bolt
55-60 ft-lb (75-81 N-m)
(secured with threadlocker)
Hydro Park Brake Cable
67-89 ft-lb (91-121 N-m)
Anchor 1/2 inch Mounting
Bolt (secured with
threadlocker)
*48 inch units that come with an under toe board
weight as standard, can add an additional toe board
weight for primary accessory weighting (scores
10-19); and front toe board weight kit for secondary
accessory weighting (scores 20 and higher). Other
units should install a first under toe board kit for
primary accessory weighting (scores 10-19); and a
second under toe board kit for secondary accessory
weighting (scores 20 and higher).
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Operation
Product Overview
Operation
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the
machine from the normal operating position.
Controls
Motion Control Levers
The motion control levers located on each side of
the console control the forward and reverse motion
of the machine.
Moving the levers forward or backward turns
the wheel on the same side forward or reverse
respectively. Wheel speed is proportional to the
amount the lever is moved.
Moving the levers outward from the center position
into the T-slot locks them in the neutral position
(Figure 5).
Figure 4
1. Rollover Protection
System (ROPS)
2. Engine Controls (right
console)
3. Seat belt
4. Motion control levers
When the motion control levers are in the neutral
position, the LCD indicator appears in the message
display on the RH console (see Figure 9).
5. Fuel cap
6. Height of cut adjustment
7. Parking brake
Figure 5
1. Neutral lock position
(handles out)
2. Neutral operate position
(handles in)
3. Front of Unit
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4. Forward
5. Neutral (operate)
6. Reverse
Operation
Choke Control
Depress the release button and push downward to
disengage the brake.
Located on right console (black lever) (see Figure 6).
The choke is used to aid in starting a cold engine.
Moving the choke lever forward will put the choke in
the “ON” position and moving the choke lever to the
rear, to the detent, will put the choke in the “OFF”
position. Do Not run a warm engine with choke in
the “ON” position.
Figure 7
1. Release button
2. Park brake
The unit must be tied down and brake engaged when
transporting.
Ignition Switch
Located on right console (see Figure 6).
The ignition switch is used to start and stop the
engine. The switch has three positions “OFF”, “ON”
and “START”. Insert key into switch and rotate
clockwise to the “ON” position. Rotate clockwise to
the next position to engage the starter (key must be
held against spring pressure in this position). Allow
the key to return to the “on” position immediately
after the engine starts.
Figure 6
Right Console
1. Fuses
2. Message display
3. Ignition switch
4. PTO engagement switch
5. Throttle
6. Choke
Throttle Control
Located on right console (red lever) (see Figure 6).
The throttle is used to control engine speed. Moving
the throttle lever forward will increase engine speed
and moving the throttle lever to the rear will decrease
engine speed. Moving the throttle forward into the
detent is full throttle.
Figure 8
1. Off
2. On
Brake Lever
Located on right side of unit, just to the front of the
RH motion control lever.
3. Start
Note: Brake must be engaged, motion control
levers out (neutral lock position) and PTO switch
disengaged to start engine. (It is not necessary for the
operator to be in the seat to start the engine.)
The brake lever engages a parking brake on the drive
wheels.
Note: The LCD indicator appears in the message
display on the RH console when the park brake is
engaged (see Figure 9).
Hour Meter
Located on the right console in the message display
(see Figure 6 and Figure 9).
Pull the lever up and rearward to engage the brake.
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Operation
Drive Wheel Release Valves
The hour meter records the number of hours that
the engine has run.
WARNING
Hands may become entangled in the rotating
drive components below the engine deck, which
could result in serious injury or death.
Stop engine, remove key, allow all the moving
parts to stop before accessing the drive wheel
release valves.
WARNING
Figure 9
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
The engine and hydraulic drive units can become
very hot. Touching a hot engine or hydraulic
drive units can cause severe burns.
LCD Indicators
Low fuel indicator light
Fuel level bar display
Low voltage indicator light
Hour/Voltage display
Allow the engine and hydraulic drive units to
cool completely before accessing the drive wheel
release valves.
The hour meter is recording when the decimal point
is flashing in Hour/Voltage display.
Located on the back of the unitized hydraulic drive
units, below the engine deck.
Hours are displayed when the key is off or when the
machine is running.
During normal operating conditions, the drive wheel
release valves are positioned horizontally. If the
machine has to be pushed by hand, the valves must
be in the “released” position (see Figure 10).
Note: If the ignition key is turned to the “ON”
position for a few seconds before cranking the
engine, the battery voltage will display in the area
where the hours are normally displayed.
Note: The LCD indicators appear when each
control meets the “safe to start” mode (e.g. the
indicator turns on when the operator is in the seat.)
Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Located behind and below the seat.
Figure 10
1. Handle in “released” position
2. Handle in “operating” position
The fuel shut-off valve is used to shut off the fuel
when the machine will not be used for a few days,
during transport to and from the jobsite, and when
parked inside a building.
To release the drive system (see item 1 in Figure 10),
rotate the handle 1/4 turn to the vertical position
until it hits against the stop.
Align valve handle with the fuel line to open. Rotate
90° to close.
To reset the drive system (see item 2 in Figure 10),
rotate the handle 1/4 turn to the horizontal position
until it hits against the stop.
Fuel Gauge
Located on the right console in the message display
(see Figure 6 and Figure 9).
Note: The handle must be horizontal and against
the stop for operation.
The fuel level is shown on a bar display. The indicator
light appears when the fuel level is low (approximately
one gallon remaining in the tank).
Do Not tow machine.
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Operation
PTO Engagement Switch
Located on right console (see Figure 6).
Switch must be pulled out (up) to engage the blades.
Switch is pushed in to disengage the blades.
The LCD indicator will appear when the PTO switch
is disengaged (see Figure 9).
Low Voltage Indicator
Figure 11
1. Latching position
2. Transport lock control
Located on the right console in the message display
(see Figure 6 and Figure 9).
A low voltage condition (less than 12.3 volts) exists
when the LCD indicator appears on the message
display while the engine is running.
3. Non-latching position
Pre-Start
Fill fuel tank on level ground. For best results use
only clean, fresh regular grade unleaded gasoline with
an octane rating of 87 or higher.
If the ignition key is turned to the “ON” position for
a few seconds before cranking the engine, the battery
voltage will display in the area where the hours are
normally displayed.
Important: Never use methanol, gasoline
containing methanol, gasohol containing more
than 10% ethanol, premium gasoline, or white
gas because the fuel system could be damaged.
Note: The indicator normally appears when the
engine is off and the key switch is turned to the
“ON” position.
Do Not add oil to gasoline.
Deck Lift Pedal
Do Not overfill fuel tank. Fill the fuel tank to the
bottom of the filler neck. The empty space in the
tank allows gasoline to expand. Overfilling may result
in fuel leakage or damage to the engine or emission
system.
Located at the right front corner of the floor pan.
Push the pedal forward with your foot to raise the
cutting deck. Allow the pedal to move rearward to
lower the cutting deck to the cut height that has been
set.
Make sure you understand the controls, their
locations, their functions, and their safety
requirements.
Transport Lock
Refer to the Maintenance section and perform all the
necessary inspection and maintenance steps.
Located on the height of cut adjustment plates to the
right of the parking brake.
Operating Instructions
Position in the transport latching position to
automatically latch the cutting deck when raised to
the transport position (see item 1 in Figure 11).
Raise the Rollover Protection System
(ROPS)
In the non-latching position, the deck will
automatically return to the cutting height when the
pedal is lowered (see item 3 in Figure 11).
Important: The roll bar is an integral and
effective safety device. Keep the roll bar in the
raised and locked position when operating the
mower. Lower the roll bar temporarily only when
absolutely necessary.
1. The knob must be completely latched with the
tabs interlocking as shown in Figure 12 to lock
the roll bar in the raised, operate position.
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Operation
Important: Always use the seat belt with the
roll bar in the operate (raised) position. Ensure
that the rear part of the seat is secured with the
seat latch.
2. Apply forward pressure to the upper hoop of the
roll bar.
3. Pull the knob and rotate 90° to hold in the
unlatched position to lower the roll bar.
4. To return to the operate position, raise the roll
bar, and then rotate knobs 90° so that the tabs
interlock partially. Apply forward pressure to the
roll bar upper hoop and observe that the knobs
return to the completely latched position.
Open the Fuel Shut-Off Valve
Rotate the valve and align with the fuel line to open.
Starting the Engine
1. Move the motion control levers out to the neutral
lock position.
2. Pull up and back on the parking brake lever to
engage the parking brake.
3. Push down on the PTO switch to the “disengage”
position.
Note: It is not necessary for the operator to be
in the seat to start the engine.
4. Place the throttle midway between the “SLOW”
and “FAST” positions.
5. On a cold engine, push the choke lever forward
into the “ON” position.
Figure 12
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Roll bar upper hoop
Knob in “latched” position
Pull knob to unlatch
Rotate 90° to hold unlatched
Knob in “unlatched” position
On a warm engine, leave the choke in the “OFF”
position.
6. Turn ignition switch to the “START” position.
Release the switch as soon as the engine starts.
Important: Do Not crank the engine
continuously for more than ten seconds at a
time. If the engine does not start, allow a 60
second cool-down period between starting
attempts. Failure to follow these guidelines
can burn out the starter motor.
5. Make sure the knobs are fully engaged with the
roll bar in the raised position. The upper hoop of
the roll bar may need to be pushed forward or
pulled rearward to get both knobs fully engaged
(see Figure 13).
7. If the choke is in the “ON” position, gradually
return choke to the “OFF” position as the engine
warms up.
Engaging the PTO
DANGER
The rotating blades under the mower deck are
dangerous. Blade contact can cause serious
injury or kill you.
Figure 13
1. Engaged
2. Partially engaged — Do
Not operate with ROPS
in this condition.
Do Not put hands or feet under the mower or
mower deck when the blades are engaged.
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Operation
transporting, or when the unit is parked inside
a building.
DANGER
An uncovered discharge opening will allow
objects to be thrown in an operator’s or
bystander’s direction. Also, contact with the
blade could occur. Thrown objects or blade
contact can cause serious injury or death.
Driving the Machine
Never operate the mower with the discharge
deflector raised, removed, or altered unless there
is a grass collection system or mulch kit in place
and working properly.
Machine can spin very rapidly by positioning one
lever too much ahead of the other. Operator may
lose control of the machine, which may cause
damage to the machine or injury.
CAUTION
• Use caution when making turns.
The PTO push-pull switch engages the cutting blades.
Be sure that all persons are clear of the mower deck
and discharge area before engaging PTO.
• Slow the machine down before making sharp
turns.
Important: To begin movement (forward or
backward) the operator must be in the seat, the
brake lever must be disengaged (pushed down)
before the motion control levers can be moved in
or the engine will stop.
Important: Operator must be in seat before the
PTO can be engaged.
1. Set the throttle midway between the “SLOW”
and “FAST” positions.
2. Pull the PTO switch outward to engage the
blades.
When the motion control levers are positioned fully
outward (apart) in the T-slot, the drive system is in
the neutral lock position (Figure 14).
3. Place the throttle in the “FAST” position to begin
mowing.
Note: The “N” LCD indicator appears when both
levers are in the neutral lock position.
Disengaging the PTO
When the motion control levers are moved directly
inward (together) the drive system is in the neutral
operate position.
1. Set the throttle midway between the “SLOW”
and “FAST” positions.
2. Push the PTO switch in to disengage the blades.
Stopping the Engine
1. Bring the unit to a full stop.
2. Move the motion control levers out to the neutral
lock position.
3. Engage the parking brake.
4. Place the throttle midway between the “SLOW”
and “FAST” positions.
5. Disengage the PTO.
6. Allow the engine to run for a minimum of 15
seconds, then turn the ignition switch to the
“OFF” position to stop the engine.
7. Remove the key to prevent children or other
unauthorized persons from starting engine.
8. Close the fuel shut-off valve when the machine
will not be in use for a few days, when
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Operation
Figure 15
1. Front of Unit
2. Forward
Driving in Reverse
1. Move the motion control levers inward to the
neutral operate position.
2. To move rearward in a straight line, move both
levers rearward with equal pressure.
Figure 14
1. Neutral lock position
(handles out)
2. Neutral operate position
(handles in)
3. Front of Unit
3. Neutral
4. Reverse
4. Forward
To turn right, release pressure on the RH motion
control lever and the rear of the machine will
move towards the rear and to the right.
5. Neutral (operate)
6. Reverse
To turn left, release pressure on the LH motion
control lever and the rear of the machine will
move towards the rear and to the left.
Driving Forward
1. Release the parking brake.
3. To stop, position both motion control levers in
the neutral operate position.
2. Move the motion control levers inward to the
center to the neutral position.
Adjusting the Cutting Height
3. To move forward in a straight line, move both
levers forward with equal pressure.
The cutting height of the mower deck is adjusted
from 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 inches (3.8 cm to 11.4 cm) in
1/4 inch (6.4 mm) increments.
1. Stop the machine and move the motion control
levers outward to the neutral locked position.
2. Disengage the PTO.
3. Position the transport lock in the latching
position.
4. Raise and lock the deck to the 4 1/2 inch (11.4
cm) transport position (Figure 16).
To turn left or right, pull the motion control lever
back toward neutral in the desired turn direction.
The machine will move faster the farther the
motion control levers are moved from the neutral
position.
4. To stop, position both motion control levers in
the neutral operate position.
The deck is raised by pushing the foot operated
deck lift pedal forward. The pedal is located at the
front right corner of the floor pan.
Note: When changing the cutting height
positions, always come to a complete stop
and disengage the PTO.
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Operation
Figure 17
Figure 16
1. Deck lift foot pedal
2. Height adjustment pin
1. Deck lift foot pedal
3. Height of cut decal
4. Transport lock control
2. Nuts
5. Insert the height adjustment pin into the hole
corresponding to the desired cutting height.
3. Adjustment holes
See the decal on the side of the deck lift plate for
cut heights.
4. Hole set that moves
the pedal closer to the
operator
5. Hole set that moves the
pedal away from the
operator
6. Adjusts the pedal higher
or lower
8. Position the deck lift pedal for operator comfort
and reinstall the nuts. Tighten hardware.
6. Push the deck lift pedal, release the transport lock
and allow the deck to lower to the cutting height.
Adjusting the Anti-Scalp Rollers
Adjusting the Deck Lift Foot Pedal —
48 & 52 inch Decks Only
It is recommended to change the anti-scalp roller
position, when the height of cut has changed.
The deck lift foot pedal can be adjusted for operator
comfort.
1. Stop the machine and move the motion control
levers outward to the neutral locked position.
1. Stop the machine and move the motion control
levers outward to the neutral locked position.
2. Disengage the PTO.
3. Engage the park brake.
2. Disengage the PTO.
4. Stop the engine, remove the key and wait for all
moving parts to stop.
3. Engage the park brake.
4. Stop the engine, remove the key and wait for all
moving parts to stop.
5. After adjusting the height of cut, adjust the
anti-scalp rollers by removing the nyloc nut,
bushing, spring disc washer and whizlock nut.
5. Position the transport lock in the latching
position.
6. Place the rollers in one of the positions shown
(Figure 18). Rollers will maintain 3/4 inch (19
mm) clearance to the ground to minimize gouging
and roller wear or damage.
6. Raise and lock the deck to the 4 1/2 inch (11.4
cm) transport position (Figure 16).
7. Remove the two nuts from the deck lift foot pedal
(see Figure 17).
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Operation
Figure 18
For cutting heights above 3.5 inches (90 mm) use the
bottom hole. The rollers will still be effective against
scalping.
1. Anti-scalp roller
mounting bracket
Figure 19
2. Cutting height
1. Spring disc washer
(cone towards nut )
2. Front right anti-scalp
bracket shown
For Maximum Deck Flotation, place the rollers
one hole position lower. Rollers should maintain
1/4 inch (6.4 mm) clearance to the ground. Do
Not adjust the rollers to support the deck.
3. 3/8 nyloc-torque to 30-35
ft-lb (41-47 N-m)
4. 3/8-16 whizlock nut
torque to 30-35 ft-lb
(41-47 N-m)
Transporting
7. Be sure the whizlock nuts are installed with the
spring disc washer between the head of the nut
and the mounting bracket.
Transporting a Unit
Note: The foot operated deck lift lever can be
used to momentarily lift the deck to clear objects.
Be sure that PTO is disengaged.
Use a heavy-duty trailer or truck to transport the
machine. Lock brake and block wheels. Securely
fasten the machine to the trailer or truck with straps,
chains, cable, or ropes. Be sure that the trailer or truck
has all necessary lighting and marking as required by
law. Secure a trailer with a safety chain.
8. Torque the 3/8–16 whizlock nut to 30-35 ft-lb
(41-47 N-m) (Figure 19).
9. Torque the 3/8 nyloc nut to 30–35 ft-lb (41-47
N-m).
CAUTION
This unit does not have proper turn signals,
lights, reflective markings, or a slow moving
vehicle emblem. Driving on a street or roadway
without such equipment is dangerous and
can lead to accidents causing personal injury.
Driving on a street or roadway without such
equipment may also be a violation of State laws
and the operator may be subject to traffic tickets
and/or fines.
Do Not drive a unit on a public street or roadway.
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Operation
WARNING
Loading a unit on a trailer or truck increases
the possibility of backward tip-over. Backward
tip-over could cause serious injury or death.
• Use extreme caution when operating a unit
on a ramp.
• Use only a single, full width ramp; Do Not
use individual ramps for each side of the unit.
• If individual ramps must be used, use enough
ramps to create an unbroken ramp surface
wider than the unit.
• Do Not exceed a 15° angle between ramp and
ground or between ramp and trailer or truck.
• Avoid sudden acceleration while driving unit
up a ramp to avoid tipping backward.
• Avoid sudden deceleration while backing unit
down a ramp to avoid tipping backward.
Loading a Unit
Use extreme caution when loading units on trailers or
trucks. One full width ramp that is wide enough to
extend beyond the rear tires is recommended instead
of individual ramps for each side of the unit. The
lower rear section of the tractor frame extends back
between the rear wheels and serves as a stop for
tipping backward. Having a full width ramp provides
a surface for the frame members to contact if the
unit starts to tip backward. If it is not possible to use
one full width ramp, use enough individual ramps to
simulate a full width continuous ramp.
Ramp should be long enough so that the angles
between the ramp and the ground and the ramp and
the trailer or truck Do Not exceed 15°. A steeper
angle may cause mower deck components to get
caught as the unit moves from ramp to trailer or
truck. Steeper angles may also cause the unit to tip
backward. If loading on or near a slope, position
the trailer or truck so it is on the down side of the
slope and the ramp extends up the slope. This will
minimize the ramp angle. The trailer or truck should
be as level as possible.
Important: Do Not attempt to turn the unit
while on the ramp, you may lose control and
drive off the side.
Avoid sudden acceleration when driving up a ramp
and sudden deceleration when backing down a ramp.
Both maneuvers can cause the unit to tip backward.
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Maintenance
Maintenance
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.
WARNING
WARNING
While maintenance or adjustments are being
made, someone could start the engine.
Accidental starting of the engine could seriously
injure you or other bystanders.
The engine can become very hot. Touching a hot
engine can cause severe burns.
Allow the engine to cool completely before
service or making repairs around the engine area.
Remove the key from the ignition switch, engage
parking brake, and pull the wire(s) off the spark
plug(s) before you do any maintenance. Also
push the wire(s) aside so it does not accidentally
contact the spark plug(s).
Recommended Maintenance Schedule(s)
Maintenance Service
Interval
Maintenance Procedure
After the first 5 hours
• Change the engine oil.
After the first 100 hours
• Check the wheel hub slotted nut torque specifications.
• Check the wheel lug nuts.
• Check the park brake adjustment.
Before each use or daily
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Check the engine oil level.
Check the mower blades.
Check the safety interlock system.
Check the rollover protections systems (roll bar) knobs.
Check the seat belt.
Check for loose hardware.
Clean the engine and exhaust system area.
Clean the hydro cooling fins.
Clean the grass and debris build-up from the machine and cutting deck.
Clean the grass build-up from under the cutting deck.
Every 50 hours
•
•
•
•
Check the hydraulic oil level.
Check the tire pressures.
Check the condition of the belts.
Check spark arrester (if equipped).
Every 100 hours
• Change the engine oil. (May need more often under severe conditions.)
• Lubricate the deck lift pivots.
• Remove the engine shrouds and clean the cooling fins.
Every 200 hours
• Lubricate the brake handle pivot.
• Check the spark plugs.
Every 250 hours
• Replace the primary air cleaner element — check secondary air cleaner element; replace if
dirty. (May need more often under severe conditions. See the Engine Owner’s Manual for
additional information.)
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Maintenance
Maintenance Service
Interval
Every 500 hours
Monthly
Yearly
Maintenance Procedure
• Replace the secondary air cleaner element (May need more often under severe conditions.
See the Engine Owner’s Manual for additional information.)
• Change the hydraulic filter and fluid.
• Check the wheel hub slotted nut torque specifications.
• Check the wheel lug nuts.
• Check the park brake adjustment.
• Check the battery charge.
• Grease the deck and pump idler pivots.
• Grease the front caster pivots.
Periodic Maintenance
Allowing batteries to stand for an extended period of
time without recharging them will result in reduced
performance and service life. To preserve optimum
battery performance and life, recharge batteries in
storage when the open circuit voltage drops to 12.4
volts.
Check Engine Oil Level
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
1. Stop engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
Make sure unit is on a level surface.
2. Check with engine cold.
3. Clean area around dipstick. Remove dipstick
and wipe oil off. Reinsert the dipstick according
to the engine manufacturer’s recommendations.
Remove the dipstick and read the oil level.
4. If the oil level is low, wipe off the area around the
oil fill cap, remove cap and fill to the “FULL”
mark on the dipstick. Exmark 4-Cycle Premium
Engine Oil is recommended; refer to the Engine
Owner’s manual for an acceptable alternative. Do
Not overfill.
Note: To prevent damage due to freezing, battery
should be fully charged before putting away for
winter storage.
Check the voltage of the battery with a digital
voltmeter. Locate the voltage reading of the battery in
the table and charge the battery for the recommended
time interval to bring the charge up to a full charge
of 12.6 volts or greater.
Important: Make sure the negative battery cable
is disconnected and the battery charger used for
charging the battery has an output of 16 volts and
7 amps or less to avoid damaging the battery (see
chart for recommended charger settings).
Important: Do Not operate the engine with the
oil level below the “LOW” (or “ADD”) mark on
the dipstick, or over the “FULL” mark.
Check Battery Charge
Service Interval: Monthly
WARNING
CALIFORNIA
Proposition 65 Warning
Battery posts, terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
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Voltage
Reading
Percent
Charge
Maximum
Charger
Settings
Charging
Interval
12.6 or
greater
100%
16 volts/7
amps
No
Charging
Required
12.4 – 12.6
75–100%
16 volts/7
amps
30 Minutes
12.2 – 12.4
50–75%
16 volts/7
amps
1 Hour
12.0–12.2
25–50%
14.4 volts/4 2 Hours
amps
Maintenance
Voltage
Reading
Percent
Charge
Maximum
Charger
Settings
11.7–12.0
0–25%
14.4 volts/4 3 Hours
amps
11.7 or less
0%
14.4 volts/2 6 Hours or
More
amps
Note: The following instructions are adapted
from the SAE J1494 Rev. Dec. 2001 – Battery
Booster Cables – Surface Vehicle Recommended
Practice (SAE – Society of Automotive
Engineers).
Charging
Interval
WARNING
Batteries contain acid and produce explosive
gases.
Recommended Jump
Starting Procedure
• Shield the eyes and face from the batteries
at all times.
Service Interval: As required
1. Check the weak battery for terminal corrosion
(white, green, or blue “snow”), it must be cleaned
off prior to jump starting. Clean and tighten
connections as necessary.
• Do Not lean over the batteries.
Note: Be sure the vent caps are tight and level.
Place a damp cloth, if available, over any vent
caps on both batteries. Be sure the vehicles do
not touch and that both electrical systems are
off and at the same rated system voltage. These
instructions are for negative ground systems only.
CAUTION
Corrosion or loose connections can cause
unwanted electrical voltage spikes at anytime
during the jump starting procedure.
3. Connect the positive (+) cable to the positive (+)
terminal of the discharged battery that is wired to
the starter or solenoid as shown in Figure 20.
Do Not attempt to jump start with loose or
corroded battery terminals or damage to the
engine may occur.
DANGER
Jump starting a weak battery that is cracked,
frozen, has low electrolyte level, or an
open/shorted battery cell, can cause an
explosion resulting in serious personal injury.
Do Not jump start a weak battery if these
conditions exist.
Figure 20
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
2. Make sure the booster is a good and fully charged
lead acid battery at 12.6 volts or greater. Use
properly sized jumper cables (4 to 6 AWG) with
short lengths to reduce voltage drop between
systems. Make sure the cables are color coded or
labeled for the correct polarity.
CAUTION
Positive (+) cable on discharged battery
Positive (+) cable on booster battery
Negative (–) cable on the booster battery
Negative (–) cable on the engine block
Booster battery
Discharged battery
Engine block
4. Connect the other end of the positive cable to the
positive terminal of the booster battery.
Connecting the jumper cables incorrectly
(wrong polarity) can immediately damage the
electrical system.
5. Connect the black negative (–) cable to the other
terminal (negative) of the booster battery.
Be certain of battery terminal polarity and
jumper cable polarity when hooking up
batteries.
6. MAKE THE FINAL CONNECTION ON
THE ENGINE BLOCK OF THE STALLED
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Maintenance
VEHICLE (NOT TO THE NEGATIVE POST)
AWAY FROM THE BATTERY. STAND BACK.
7. Start the vehicle and remove the cables in the
reverse order of connection (the engine block
(black) connection is the first to disconnect).
WARNING
Incorrect installation of the blade or
components used to retain the blade can
be dangerous. Failure to use all original
components and assembled as shown could
allow a blade or blade component to be
thrown out from under the deck resulting in
serious personal injury or death.
Check Mower Blades
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
2. Lift deck and secure in raised position as stated in
the Clean Grass Build-Up Under Deck section.
3. Inspect blades and sharpen or replace as required.
4. Reinstall the blades (if they were removed) in the
following order:
A. Install the blade onto the spindle shaft.
Always install the original Exmark blades,
blade bushings, and blade bolts as shown.
Check Safety Interlock
System
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
Note: To prevent engine cut-outs on rough terrain
the seat kill switch has a 1/2 second delay.
1. Check starting circuit. Starter should crank with,
parking brake engaged, PTO disengaged and
motion control levers moved out in the neutral
lock position. The operator does not need to be
in the seat to start the engine.
Try to start with operator in seat, parking brake
disengaged, PTO disengaged and motion control
levers in the neutral lock position - starter must
not crank.
Try to start with operator in seat, parking brake
engaged, PTO engaged and motion control
levers in the neutral lock position - starter must
not crank.
Figure 21
1.
2.
3.
4.
Spindle
Blade
Blade drive washer
Blade bolt washer assembly — Torque to 50-60 ft-lb
(68-81 N-m) Apply lubricant to threads as needed to
prevent seizing. Copper-based anti-seize preferable.
Grease acceptable substitute.
Try to start with operator in seat, parking
brake engaged, PTO disengaged, and the left
motion control lever in, starter must not crank,
repeat again with the right lever in, then with
both levers in - starter must not crank.
B. Apply lubricant to the threads of the blade
bolt as needed to prevent seizing. Copper
based anti-seize is preferable. Grease is an
acceptable substitute.
C. Install the blade drive washer and blade bolt
washer assembly into the spindle. Make sure
the hex in the washer is engaged on the
spindle before tightening the bolt. Install
blade bolt finger tight.
D. Place wrench on the top spindle nut then
torque the blade bolts to 50-60 ft-lb (68-81
N-m).
2. Check the kill circuits. Run engine at one-third
throttle, disengage parking brake and raise off
of seat (but do not get off of machine) engine
must initiate shutdown after approximately 1/2
second has elapsed (seat has time delay kill switch
to prevent cut-outs on rough terrain).
Run engine at one-third throttle, engage PTO
and raise off of seat (but do not get off of
machine) engine must initiate shutdown after
one second has elapsed if the handles are in. The
delay will be 1/2 second if the handles are out.
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Maintenance
Run engine at one-third throttle, with brake
disengaged, move levers in and raise off seat (but
do not get off of machine) engine must initiate
shutdown after 1/2 second has elapsed.
Visually inspect seat belt for wear, cuts, and proper
operation of retractor and buckle. Replace before
operating if damaged.
Again, run engine at one-third throttle, brake
engaged, and move left motion control lever
in - engine must initiate shutdown after 1/2
second has elapsed.
Check for Loose Hardware
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
Repeat again moving the right lever in, then
moving both levers in - engine must initiate
shutdown after 1/2 second has elapsed whether
operator is on seat or not.
2. Visually inspect machine for any loose hardware
or any other possible problem. Tighten hardware
or correct the problem before operating.
Note: If machine does not pass any of these tests,
do not operate. Contact your authorized EXMARK
SERVICE DEALER.
Service Air Cleaner
Service Interval: Every 250 hours—Replace
the primary air cleaner
element — check
secondary air cleaner
element; replace if dirty.
(May need more often
under severe conditions.
See the Engine Owner’s
Manual for additional
information.)
Important: It is essential that operator safety
mechanisms be connected and in proper
operating condition prior to use for mowing.
Check Rollover Protections
Systems (Roll Bar) Knobs
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
Check that both the mounting hardware and the
knobs are in good working condition. Make sure the
knobs are fully engaged with the ROPS in the raised
position. The upper hoop of the roll bar may need
to be pushed forward or pulled rearward to get both
knobs fully engaged.
Every 500 hours—Replace
the secondary air cleaner
element (May need more
often under severe
conditions. See the
Engine Owner’s Manual
for additional information.)
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
2. See the Engine Owner’s Manual for maintenance
instructions.
Change Engine Oil
Service Interval: After the first 5 hours
Figure 22
1. Engaged
Every 100 hours/Yearly
(whichever comes first)
(May need more often
under severe conditions.)
2. Partially engaged — Do
Not operate with ROPS
in this condition.
Check Seat Belt
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
2. Drain oil while engine is warm from operation.
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Maintenance
3. The oil drain hose is located on right hand side
of engine at the rear. Place pan under machine
to catch oil. Remove plug from end of drain
hose. Allow oil to drain and replace oil drain plug.
Torque plug to 20-24 ft-lb.
4. Replace the oil filter every other oil change. Clean
around oil filter and unscrew filter to remove.
Before reinstalling new filter, apply a thin coating
of Exmark 4–Cycle Premium Engine Oil on the
surface of the rubber seal. Turn filter clockwise
until rubber seal contacts the filter adapter then
tighten filter an additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.
Figure 23
5. Clean around oil fill cap and remove cap. Fill to
specified capacity and replace cap.
1. Full
6. Use oil recommended in the Check Engine Oil
Level section. Do Not overfill. Start the engine
and check for leaks.
2. Add
Note: The oil level on the dipstick will be
incorrect if the oil is checked when the unit is hot.
7. If the dipstick oil level is at the “add” mark add
Exmark Premium Hydro Oil.
8. Replace hydraulic reservoir cap and tighten until
snug. Do Not overtighten.
7. Wipe up any spilled oil from engine deck
mounting surfaces.
Check Hydraulic Oil Level
Service Interval: Every 50 hours
Check Tire Pressures
1. Stop engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
Engage parking brake.
Service Interval: Every 50 hours
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
2. Check tire pressure in drive tires.
3. Inflate drive tires to 13 psi (90 kPa).
4. Semi-pneumatic caster tires Do Not need to be
inflated.
2. Wait until the unit cools before checking the
hydraulic oil.
3. Slide the seat all the forward to access the caps on
the LH and RH hydro drives.
4. Clean the area around hydraulic reservoir cap and
remove cap.
Note: Do Not add any type of tire liner or foam
fill material to the tires. Excessive loads created by
foam filled tires may cause failures to the hydro drive
system, frame, and other components. Foam filling
tires will void the warranty.
5. Wipe the dipstick clean and re-insert the cap back
into the hydro. Lightly tighten the cap.
6. Remove the cap again and check the level of the
oil on the dipstick. See Figure 23 for oil levels.
Check Condition Of Belts
Service Interval: Every 50 hours
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
2. Remove left and right belt shields on deck and lift
up floor pan to inspect deck drive belt.
3. Check under machine to inspect the pump drive
belt.
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Maintenance
Note: No adjustments are required for belt
tension.
Lubricate Grease Fittings
Note: See chart for service intervals.
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
2. Lubricate fittings with one to two pumps of
NGLI grade #2 multi-purpose gun grease.
Figure 24
1. Seal guard
Refer to the following chart for fitting locations
and lubrication schedule.
Lubrication Chart
Fitting
Locations
Initial
Pumps
Number of
Places
Service
Interval
1. Deck and
Pump Idler
Pivots
1
2
Yearly
2. Front
Caster
Pivots
*0
2
*Yearly
2. Spacer nut with wrench
flats
2. Remove caster wheel from caster forks.
3. Remove seal guards from the wheel hub.
4. Remove one of the spacer nuts from the axle
assembly in the caster wheel. Note that thread
locking adhesive has been applied to lock the
spacer nuts to the axle. Remove the axle (with
the other spacer nut still assembled to it) from
the wheel assembly.
5. Pry out seals, and inspect bearings for wear or
damage and replace if necessary.
6. Pack the bearings with a NGLI grade #1
multi-purpose grease.
7. Insert one bearing, one new seal into the wheel.
* See step 3 for special lubrication instructions on
the front caster pivots.
Note: Seals (Exmark P/N 103-0063) must be
replaced.
8. If the axle assembly has had both spacer nuts
removed (or broken loose), apply a thread locking
adhesive to one spacer nut and thread onto the
axle with the wrench flats facing outward. Do
Not thread spacer nut all of the way onto the end
of the axle. Leave approximately 1/8 inch (3 mm)
from the outer surface of the spacer nut to the
end of the axle inside the nut.
9. Insert the assembled nut and axle into the wheel
on the side of the wheel with the new seal and
bearing.
10. With the open end of the wheel facing up, fill
the area inside the wheel around the axle full of
NGLI grade #1 multi-purpose grease.
11. Insert the second bearing and new seal into the
wheel.
12. Apply a thread locking adhesive to the 2nd spacer
nut and thread onto the axle with the wrench flats
facing outward.
3. Lubricate front caster pivots once a year. Remove
hex plug and cap. Thread grease zerk in hole and
pump with grease until it oozes out around top
bearing. Remove grease zerk and thread plug back
in. Place cap back on.
Lubricate Caster Wheel Hubs
Service Interval: As required
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
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Maintenance
13. Torque the nut to 75-80 in-lb (8-9 N-m), loosen,
then re-torque to 20-25 in-lb (2-3 N-m). Make
sure axle does not extend beyond either nut.
14. Reinstall the seal guards over the wheel hub and
insert wheel into caster fork. Reinstall caster bolt
and tighten nut fully.
Note: It is important to reinstall the fuel line hoses
and secure with plastic ties the same as they were
originally installed at the factory to keep the fuel line
away from components that could cause fuel line
damage.
Important: To prevent seal and bearing damage,
check the bearing adjustment often. Spin the
caster tire. The tire should not spin freely
(more than 1 or 2 revolutions) or have any side
play. If the wheel spins freely, adjust torque on
spacer nut until there is a slight amount of drag.
Reapply thread locking adhesive.
Change Hydraulic System
Filter and Fluid
Service Interval: Every 500 hours
Note: Only use Exmark Hydro Filter–Part No.
116-0164 for summer or winter.
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
Lubricate Brake Handle Pivot
2. Raise the rear of machine up and support with
jack stands (or equivalent support) just high
enough to allow drive wheels to turn freely.
Service Interval: Every 200 hours
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
2. Lubricate brake handle pivot with a spray type
lubricant or light oil.
CAUTION
Raising the mower deck for service or
maintenance relying solely on mechanical
or hydraulic jacks could be dangerous. The
mechanical or hydraulic jacks may not be
enough support or may malfunction allowing
the unit to fall, which could cause injury.
Lubricate Deck Lift Pivot
Service Interval: Every 100 hours
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
2. Lubricate deck lift pivot with a spray type
lubricant or light oil.
Do Not rely solely on mechanical or hydraulic
jacks for support. Use adequate jack stands
or equivalent support.
Check Spark Plugs
3. Remove the pump drive belt.
Service Interval: Every 200 hours
4. Place a catch pan under the hydro.
Remove spark plugs, check condition and reset gaps,
or replace with new plugs. See Engine Owner’s
Manual.
5. Carefully clean area around the filters. It is
important that no dirt or contamination enter the
hydraulic system.
Change Fuel Filter
6. Using a socket, unscrew filters to remove and
allow oil to drain.
7. Before installing the new filters, apply a thin coat
of Exmark Premium Hydro Oil on the surface
of the two rubber seals.
Service Interval: As required
A fuel filter is installed between the fuel tank and the
engine. Replace when necessary.
8. Install the new filters and torque to 14 ft-lb (19
N-m).
Replacement Filters
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
P/N 49019-7005
Kohler
Kohler
P/N 24 050 13
9. Fill the hydraulic system as stated in Check
Hydraulic Oil Level section.
Exmark Premium Hydro Oil is recommended.
Refer to the chart for an acceptable alternative:
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Maintenance
Hydro Oil
Change Interval
2. Wait for muffler to cool.
Exmark Premium Hydro
Oil (Preferred)
500 Hours
3. If any breaks in the screen or welds are observed,
replace arrester.
Mobil 1 15W50
250 Hours
4. If plugging of the screen is observed, remove
arrester and shake loose particles out of the
arrester and clean screen with a wire brush (soak
in solvent if necessary). Reinstall arrester on
exhaust outlet.
10. Remove the catch pan and properly dispose of
hydro oil and filter according to local codes.
11. Re-install the pump drive belt.
12. Start engine and move throttle control ahead to
full throttle position. Move the speed control
levers to the full speed and run for one minute.
Shut down the machine, allow the hydros to cool
and recheck oil level.
13. Remove the jack stands.
Thread Locking Adhesives
Thread locking adhesives such as “Loctite 242”
or “Fel-Pro, Pro-Lock Nut Type” are used on the
following fasteners:
Note: Do Not change the hydraulic system oil
(except for what can be drained when changing filter),
unless it is felt the oil has been contaminated or been
extremely hot.
Changing oil unnecessarily could damage hydraulic
system by introducing contaminants into the system.
• ROPS spring pin housing.
Wheel Hub - Slotted Nut
Torque Specification
Thread locking adhesives are required for some
hardware on engines — see the Engine manual.
Service Interval: After the first 100 hours
Every 500 hours thereafter
Copper-Based Anti-seize
• Hydro pump control arm, linkage bolt, and
attachment bolt.
• Hydro park brake cable anchor mounting bolt
• Sheave and clutch retaining bolt in the end of
engine crankshaft.
Copper-based anti-seize is used in the following
location:
Torque the slotted nut to 211-260 ft-lb (286-352
N-m).
Note: Do Not use anti-seize on wheel hub.
On threads of Blade Bolts. See Check Mower
Blades section.
Check Spark Arrester
(if equipped)
Dielectric Grease
Dielectric grease is used on all blade type electrical
connections to prevent corrosion and loss of contact.
Service Interval: Every 50 hours
WARNING
Hot exhaust system components may ignite
gasoline vapors even after the engine is stopped.
Hot particles exhausted during engine operation
may ignite flammable materials. Fire may result
in personal injury or property damage.
Do Not refuel or run engine unless spark arrester
is installed.
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
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Maintenance
Adjustments
7. Release the transport lock and allow the deck to
lower to the cutting height.
Note: Disengage PTO, shut off engine, wait for
all moving parts to stop, engage parking brake, and
remove key before servicing, cleaning, or making any
adjustments to the unit.
8. Raise the discharge deflector.
9. Measure from the level surface to the front tip of
the center blade. The measurement should read
3 inches (7.6 mm).
CAUTION
Note: In most conditions, the back tips on the
side blades should be adjusted 1/4 inch (6.4 mm)
higher than the front.
Raising the mower deck for service or
maintenance relying solely on mechanical
or hydraulic jacks could be dangerous. The
mechanical or hydraulic jacks may not be enough
support or may malfunction allowing the unit to
fall, which could cause injury.
Do Not rely solely on mechanical or hydraulic
jacks for support. Use adequate jack stands or
equivalent support.
Deck Leveling
1. Position the mower on a flat surface.
2. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
3. Check the tire pressure in the drive tires. Proper
inflation pressure for tires is 13 psi (90 kPa).
Adjust if necessary.
Figure 26
1. 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm)
2. Back blade tip
3. Front blade tip
4. Position the transport lock in the latching
position.
5. Push the foot pedal all the way forward and
the deck will latch at the 4 1/2 inch (11.4 cm)
transport position (Figure 25).
10. Fine tune the front deck lift assembly by turning
the adjuster screw until it reaches the 3 inch
(7.6 mm) height (see Figure 27). To increase
the height, turn the adjuster screw clockwise; to
decrease, turn counterclockwise.
Figure 25
1. Foot lever
2. Height of cut pin
4. 3 inches (7.6 cm)
5. Level surface
3. Transport lock
6. Insert the height adjustment pin into the 3 inch
(7.6 cm) cutting height location.
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Maintenance
15. To adjust the single point system, first loosen the
front and rear height-of-cut plate mounting bolts.
16. If the deck is too low, tighten the single point
adjustment bolt by rotating it clockwise. If
the deck is too high, loosen the single point
adjustment bolt by rotating it counterclockwise.
Note: Loosen or tighten the single point
adjustment bolt enough to move the height-of-cut
plate mounting bolts at least 1/3 the length of
the available travel in their slots. This will regain
some up and down adjustment on each of the
four deck links.
17. Re-tighten front and rear height-of-cut plate
mounting bolts.
Figure 27
1. Adjuster screw
2. Jam nut
Important: Torque the front and rear
height-of-cut plate mounting bolts to 27-33
ft-lb (37-45 N-m).
11. The back tips of the side blades should measure
3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm). Fine tune rear adjusters
as required. (The single point adjustment can be
utilized to gain more adjustment.)
18. Repeat steps 9 through 13.
Pump Drive Belt Tension
12. Re-measure until all four sides are the correct
height. Tighten all the nuts on the deck lift arm
assemblies.
Self-tensioning - No adjustment necessary.
13. Lower discharge deflector.
Deck Belt Tension
14. If the four deck links do not have enough
adjustment to achieve accurate cut height with the
desired rake, the single point adjustment can be
utilized to gain more adjustment (see Figure 28).
Self-tensioning - No adjustment necessary.
Adjusting the Parking Brake
Service Interval: After the first 100 hours
Every 500 hours thereafter
Check to make sure brake is adjusted properly. This
procedure must be followed after the first 100 hours
or when a brake component has been removed or
replaced.
1. Drive the machine onto a level surface.
2. Disengage the blade control switch (PTO), move
the motion control levers to the neutral locked
position and set the parking brake.
3. Stop the engine, wait for all moving parts to stop,
and remove the key.
Figure 28
1. Single point height adjustment bolt
2. Front height-of-cut plate mounting bolt
3. Rear height-of-cut plate mounting bolt
4. Raise the back of the machine up and support the
machine with jack stands.
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Maintenance
10. Remove all slack from cable by pulling on the
caliper lever arm with a medium amount of force.
Using hands and fingers only, push the caliper
lever arm to engage the brake pads on the rotor
until the lever stops. While holding the lever
at the stopped position, use the other hand or
fingers to pull the slack out of the cable threaded
end through the swivel. Spin the standard nut
against the swivel (see Figure 29).
CAUTION
Raising the mower deck for service or
maintenance relying solely on mechanical
or hydraulic jacks could be dangerous. The
mechanical or hydraulic jacks may not be
enough support or may malfunction allowing
the unit to fall, which could cause injury.
Do Not rely solely on mechanical or hydraulic
jacks for support. Use adequate jack stands
or equivalent support.
Note the order of the standard nut and lock nut
(no nut on the cable anchor side of the swivel).
11. Release the caliper lever and cable. Turn the
wheel hub by hand in both directions relative to
the caliper; slight drag of the caliper pad on the
wheel hub is desired.
5. Remove the rear tires from the machine.
6. Remove any debris from the brake area.
7. Rotate the drive wheel release handle to the
“released” position. Refer to the Drive Wheel
Release Valves section in Operation.
12. If there is no movement between the hub and the
caliper then back off the standard nut one turn
from the swivel and repeat step 11 (drive release
valves must be in the “released” position on the
hydros).
8. Disengage the park brake.
9. Hold the threaded rod end with a tool and loosen
the lock nut away from the standard nut (see
Figure 29). Do Not allow the cable to turn when
the nuts are being loosened.
13. If the hub moves very freely relative to the caliper,
then tighten the standard nut one turn against the
swivel and repeat step 11.
14. Once step 11 is achieved, hold the threaded rod
end with a tool and tighten the lock nut against
the standard nut. Do Not allow the cable to turn
when the nuts are tightened.
15. After adjusting the brakes on both sides of the
mower, cycle the brake handle a minimum of six
times to allow the cable to seat into the sheath
and mounting tabs.
16. Readjust both brakes following the procedure in
steps 10 through 14.
17. If a brake component has been removed or
replaced, see the steps below; otherwise proceed
to step 18.
Burnishing the Brake Procedure:
A. Clear the area of any flammable material
before starting the burnishing process.
Figure 29
Left Hand Brake Shown
B. Rotate the drive wheel release handle to the
“operating” position. Refer to the Drive
Wheel Release Valves section in Operation.
7. Pull cable threaded rod
this direction
Threaded rod
8. Hold threaded rod here
Push lever this direction 9. Swivel (pivot head)
Caliper lever arm
10. Caliper
11. Hub
Standard nut (shown
against swivel)
Lock nut
1. Cable anchor
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
C. Apply the park brake.
D. Install a 1/2 x 6 inch (approx.) rod or bolt
through the 2 inch height of cut hole (see
Figure 30).
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Maintenance
19. Install the rear tires and torque lug nuts to 90-95
ft-lb (122-129 N-m).
20. Remove jack stands.
Electric Clutch Adjustment
No adjustment necessary. However on units with 60
inch decks, when the clutch brake has worn to the
point where the clutch no longer engages consistently,
the shim can be removed to extend the clutch life.
Figure 30
1. 2 inch height of cut location
E. Start the mower while in the operator position.
WARNING
Engine must be running and drive wheels
must be turning so adjustments can be
performed. Contact with moving parts or
hot surfaces may cause personal injury.
Figure 31
1.
2.
3.
4.
Keep fingers, hands, and clothing clear of
rotating components and hot surfaces.
Armature
Field shell
Rotor
Brake mounting bolt
5. Brake spacer
6. Re-gap shim
7. Brake pole
Removing the Shim:
F. Release the park brake so the handle rests on
the 1/2 x 6 inch rod or bolt.
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop,
and remove key. Engage parking brake. Allow
the machine to cool completely before starting
these instructions.
G. Move the throttle to high idle.
H. Move both motion control levers to the full
forward position and hold for 15 seconds.
I. Move both motion control levers to the full
reverse position and hold for 15 seconds.
2. Using a pneumatic line, blow out any debris
from under the brake pole and around the brake
spacers.
J. Turn off the engine and completely release
the park brake by removing the 1/2 x 6 inch
rod or bolt.
3. Check the condition of the wire harness leads,
connectors, and terminals. Clean or repair as
necessary.
K. Allow the hubs to cool until they are cool
enough to safely touch.
4. Verify that 12V is present at the clutch connector
when the PTO switch is engaged.
L. Rotate the drive wheel release handle to the
“released” position. Refer to the Drive Wheel
Release Valves section in Operation.
5. Measure the gap between the rotor and armature.
If the gap is greater than .04 inch (1 mm), proceed
with the following steps:
A. Loosen both brake mounting bolts one-half
to one full turn (see Figure 32).
M. Readjust both brakes following the procedure
in steps 10 through 14.
Note: Do Not remove the brake pole from
the field shell/armature. The brake pole has
worn to match the armature and needs to
18. Rotate the drive wheel release handle to the
“operating” position. Refer to the Drive Wheel
Release Valves section in Operation.
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Maintenance
continue to match after the shim is removed
to ensure proper brake torque.
Figure 34
1. Feeler gauge
Figure 32
1. Brake mounting bolt
• If the gap is less than 0.010 inch, then
reinstall the shim and reference the
Troubleshooting section.
2. Shim
B. Using needle nose pliers, or by hand, take
hold of the tab and remove the shim (Do Not
discard the shim until proper clutch function
has been confirmed).
• If the gap is sufficient, proceed to the
safety check in step F.
F. Perform the following safety check:
a. Sit on the seat and start the engine.
C. Using a pneumatic line, blow out any debris
from under the brake pole and around the
brake spacers.
b. Make sure the blades Do Not engage
with the PTO switch “off ” and the clutch
disengaged.
D. Re-torque each bolt (M6 x 1) to 10 ft-lb (13
N-m) +/-0.5 ft-lb (0.7 N-m).
If the clutch does not disengage,
reinstall the shim and reference the
Troubleshooting section.
E. Using a 0.010 inch thick feeler gauge, verify
that a gap is present between the rotor and
armature face on both sides of the brake pole
as shown. (Due to the way the rotor and
armature faces wear (peaks and valleys) it is
sometimes difficult to measure the true gap.)
c. Engage and disengage the PTO switch
ten consecutive times to ensure the clutch
is functioning properly. If the clutch
does not engage properly, reference the
Troubleshooting section.
Motion Control Linkage
Adjustment
G011733
Located on either side of the fuel tank, below the seat
are the pump control linkages. Rotating the pump
linkage with a 1/2 inch wrench allows fine tuning
adjustments so that the machine does not move in
neutral. Any adjustments should be made for neutral
positioning only.
1
Figure 33
1. Feeler gauge
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Maintenance
WARNING
Engine must be running and drive wheels must
be turning so adjustments can be performed.
Contact with moving parts or hot surfaces may
cause personal injury.
Keep fingers, hands, and clothing clear of
rotating components and hot surfaces.
1. Prior to starting the engine, push the deck lift
pedal and remove the height of cut pin. Lower
deck to the ground.
Figure 35
1. Double nuts
2. Raise the rear of machine up and support with
jack stands (or equivalent support) just high
enough to allow drive wheels to turn freely.
8. Shut off unit. Remove jumper wire from wire
harness and plug connector into seat switch.
9. Remove the jack stands.
10. Raise the deck and re-install the height of cut pin.
11. Check that the machine does not creep in neutral
with the park brakes disengaged.
3. Remove the electrical connection from the seat
safety switch, located under the bottom cushion
of the seat. The switch is a part of the seat
assembly.
4. Temporarily install a jumper wire across the
terminals in the connector of the main wiring
harness.
Motion Control Damper
Adjustment
5. Start engine. Brake must be engaged and
motion control levers out to start engine.
Operator does not have to be in the seat
because of the jumper wire being used. Run
engine at full throttle and release brake.
The top damper mounting bolt can be adjusted to
obtain a more desired motion control lever resistance.
See Figure 36 for mounting options.
6. Run the unit at least 5 minutes with the drive
levers at full forward speed to bring hydraulic oil
up to operating temperature.
Note: The motion control lever needs to be in
neutral while making any necessary adjustments.
7. Bring the motion control levers into the neutral
position. Adjust pump control rod lengths
by rotating the double nuts on the rod in the
appropriate direction until the wheels slightly
creep in reverse (Figure 35). Move the motion
control levers to the reverse position and while
applying slight pressure to the lever allow the
reverse indicator springs to bring the levers back
to neutral. The wheels must stop turning or
slightly creep in reverse.
Figure 36
RH Motion Control Shown
1. Torque nyloc nut to 200 in-lb (16.7 ft-lb). Bolt must
protrude past end of nyloc nut after torque. A T-40 Torx
bit will be necessary to hold the stud from turning.
2. Most resistance (firmest feel)
3. Damper
4. Medium resistance (medium feel)
5. Least resistance (softest feel)
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Maintenance
Motion Control Neutral Lock
Pivot Adjustment
The flanged nut can be adjusted to obtain a more
desired motion control lever resistance (Figure 37).
Figure 38
1. Bolts
2. Control lever
3. Control arm shaft
Figure 37
1. Flanged nut
2. Jam nut
4. Nuts
5. Slotted holes
2. Move the control lever to the next set of holes.
Secure the lever with the two bolts.
1. Loosen the jam nut.
3. Repeat the adjustment for the opposite control
lever.
2. Tighten or loosen the flanged nut to the desired
feel.
Adjusting the Tilt
For more resistance, tighten the flanged nut.
The motion control levers can be tilted fore or aft for
maximum operator comfort.
For less resistance, loosen the flanged nut
3. Tighten jam nut.
1. Loosen the upper bolt holding the control lever
to the control arm shaft.
Motion Control Handle
Adjustment
2. Loosen the lower bolt just enough to pivot the
control lever fore or aft Figure 38. Tighten both
bolts to secure the control in the new position.
Adjusting the height:
3. Repeat the adjustment for the opposite control
lever.
The motion control levers can be adjusted higher or
lower for maximum operator comfort.
Motion Control Full Forward
Tracking Adjustment
1. Remove the two bolts holding the control lever to
the control arm shaft (Figure 38).
If the machine travels or pulls to one side when the
motion control levers are in the full forward position,
adjust the cover plates.
1. Loosen the screws on a cover plate (see Figure 39).
2. Slide the cover plate backward or forward to
adjust the travel of the lever and tighten the
screws.
3. Drive the machine and check the full forward
tracking.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until desired tracking
is obtained.
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Maintenance
Cleaning
Clean Engine and Exhaust
System Area
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
(May be required more
often in dry or dirty
conditions.)
CAUTION
Figure 39
RH Motion Control Shown
Excessive debris around engine cooling air
intake and exhaust system area can cause engine,
exhaust area, and hydraulic system to overheat
which can create a fire hazard.
3. Motion control lever
1. Screw
2. Cover plate
Clean all debris from engine and exhaust system
area.
Caster Pivot Bearings
Pre-Load Adjustment
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
2. Clean all debris from rotating engine air intake
screen, around engine shrouding, and exhaust
system area.
3. Wipe up any excessive grease or oil around the
engine and exhaust system area
Remove dust cap from caster and tighten nyloc nut
until washers are flat and back off 1/4 of a turn
to properly set the pre-load on the bearings. If
disassembled, make sure the spring disc washers are
reinstalled as shown in Figure 40.
Remove Engine Shrouds and
Clean Cooling Fins
Service Interval: Every 100 hours
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
2. Remove cooling shrouds from engine and clean
cooling fins. Also clean dust, dirt and oil from
external surfaces of engine which can cause
inadequate cooling.
3. Make sure cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
Operating the engine without cooling shrouds
will cause engine damage due to overheating.
Clean Hydro Cooling Fins
Figure 40
1. Spring disc washers
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
Removing debris from the hydro cooling fins will
allow the hydro system to run cooler and improve the
life of the hydro system.
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
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Maintenance
Battery Disposal
2. Slide seat all the way forward.
3. Remove accumulated debris from the hydro
cooling fins.
DANGER
Battery electrolyte contains sulfuric acid, which
is poisonous and can cause severe burns.
Swallowing electrolyte can be fatal or if it touches
skin can cause severe burns.
Clean Debris From Machine
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
• Wear safety glasses to shield eyes, and rubber
gloves to protect skin and clothing when
handling electrolyte.
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
2. Clean off any oil, debris, or grass build-up on the
machine and cutting deck, especially under deck
belt shields, around the fuel tank, around engine
and exhaust area.
• Do Not swallow electrolyte.
• In the event of an accident, flush with water
and call a doctor immediately.
Clean Grass Build-Up Under
Deck
Federal law states that batteries should not be placed
in the garbage. Management and disposal practices
must be within relevant federal, state, or local laws.
Service Interval: Before each use or daily
If a battery is being replaced or if the unit containing
the battery is no longer operating and is being
scrapped, take the battery to a local certified recycling
center. If no local recycling is available return the
battery to any certified battery reseller.
1. Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and
remove key. Engage parking brake.
2. Raise deck to the transport (4 1/2 inch (11.4 cm)
cutting height) position. Lift the front of unit
and support unit using jack stands or equivalent
support.
CAUTION
Raising the mower deck for service or
maintenance relying solely on mechanical
or hydraulic jacks could be dangerous. The
mechanical or hydraulic jacks may not be
enough support or may malfunction allowing
the unit to fall, which could cause injury.
Do Not rely solely on mechanical or hydraulic
jacks for support. Use adequate jack stands
or equivalent support.
3. Clean out any grass build-up from underside of
deck and in discharge deflector.
Waste Disposal
Motor Oil Disposal
Engine oil and hydraulic oil are both pollutants to
the environment. Dispose of used oil at a certified
recycling center or according to your state and local
regulations.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Important: It is essential that all operator safety mechanisms be connected and in proper operating
condition prior to mower use.
When a problem occurs, do not overlook the simple causes. For example: starting problems could be caused
by an empty fuel tank.
The following table lists some of the common causes of trouble. Do not attempt to service or replace major
items or any items that call for special timing of adjustment procedures (such as valves, governor, etc.). Have
this work done by your Engine Service Dealer.
Note: When disconnecting electrical connectors DO NOT pull on the wires to separate the connectors.
Problem
Starter does not crank
Possible Cause
1. PTO is engaged.
1. Disengage the PTO.
2. Parking brake is not engaged.
3. Drive levers are not in neutral lock
position.
4. Battery does not have a full charge.
6. Fuse is blown.
7. Relay or switch is defective.
8. Faulty module.
2. Set the parking brake.
3. Ensure the drive levers are in the neutral
lock position.
4. Charge the battery. See Check
Battery Charge and Recommended
Jump Starting Procedure sections in
Maintenance.
5. Check the electrical connections for
good contact. Clean connector terminals
thoroughly with electrical contact cleaner,
apply dielectric grease and reconnect.
6. Replace the blown fuse.
7. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
8. Replace module.
1. Fuel tank is empty.
1. Fill the fuel tank.
2. Fuel shutoff valve is closed.
3. Oil level in the crankcase is low.
4. The throttle and choke are not in the
correct position.
2. Open the fuel shutoff valve.
3. Add oil to the crankcase.
4. Be sure the throttle control is midway
between the “SLOW” and “FAST”
positions, and the choke is in the “ON”
position for a cold engine or the “OFF”
position for a warm engine.
5. Replace the fuel filter.
6. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
5. Electrical connections are corroded, loose
or faulty.
Engine will not start, starts hard, or fails to
keep running
Corrective Action
5. Dirt in fuel filter.
6. Dirt, water, or stale fuel is in the fuel
system.
7. Air cleaner is dirty.
8. Seat switch is not functioning properly.
9. Electrical connections are corroded, loose
or faulty.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Relay or switch is defective.
Faulty spark plug.
Spark plug wire is not connected.
Faulty module.
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7. Clean or replace the air cleaner element.
8. Check the seat switch indicator. Replace
seat if needed.
9. Check the electrical connections for
good contact. Clean connector terminals
thoroughly with electrical contact cleaner,
apply dielectric grease and reconnect.
10. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
11. Clean, adjust or replace spark plug.
12. Check the spark plug wire connection.
13. Replace module.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine loses power
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
1. Engine load is excessive
1. Reduce the ground speed.
2. Air cleaner is dirty.
3. Oil level in the crankcase is low.
4. Cooling fins and air passages for the
engine are plugged.
5. Dirt in fuel filter.
6. Dirt, water, or stale fuel is in the fuel
system.
2. Clean or replace the air cleaner element.
3. Add oil to the crankcase.
4. Remove the obstructions from the cooling
fins and air passages.
5. Replace the fuel filter.
6. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
Mower pulls left or right (with levers fully
forward)
1. Tire pressure in drive tires not correct.
1. Adjust tire pressure in the drive tires.
Machine does not drive
1. Drive release handle not in “operating”
position.
1. Position handle in “operating” position;
see Drive Wheel Release Valves section
in Operation.
2. Drive or pump belt is worn, loose or
broken.
3. Drive or pump belt is off a pulley.
4. Broken or missing idler spring.
5. Hydraulic fluid level is low or too hot.
2. Change the belt.
Uneven cutting height.
1. Blade(s) not sharp.
1. Sharpen the blade(s).
2. Cutting blade(s) is/are bent.
3. Mower deck is not level.
2. Install new cutting blade(s).
3. Level mower deck from side-to-side and
front-to-rear.
4. Clean the underside of the mower.
5. Adjust tire pressure in the drive tires.
6. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
7. Replace blades, spindles and (or) check
for damage to mower deck.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Abnormal vibration
Blades do not rotate.
3. Change the belt.
4. Replace the spring.
5. Add hydraulic fluid to reservoir or let it
cool down.
Underside of mower is dirty.
Tire pressure in drive tires not correct.
Blade spindle bent.
Tips of adjacent blades are at an uneven
cutting height. Blades tips should be even
within 3/16 inch which is approximately
one blade thickness.
1. Cutting blade(s) is/are bent or unbalanced.
1. Install new cutting blade(s).
2. Blade mounting bolt is loose.
3. Engine mounting bolts are loose.
4. Loose engine pulley, idler pulley, or blade
pulley.
5. Engine pulley is damaged.
6. Blade spindle is bent.
2. Tighten the blade mounting bolt.
3. Tighten the engine mounting bolts.
4. Tighten the appropriate pulley.
5. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
6. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
1. Deck belt is worn, loose or broken.
1. Install new deck belt.
2. Deck belt is off pulley.
2. Install belt on clutch and deck pulleys,
idlers, and tensioning idler per routing
decal on deck.
3. Replace the spring.
4. Refer to belt routing decal on deck.
3. Broken or missing idler spring.
4. Drive belt not routed correctly.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Clutch will not engage.
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
1. Fuse is blown.
1. Replace fuse. Check coil resistance,
battery charge, charging system, and
wiring connections and replace if
necessary.
2. Low voltage supply at the clutch.
2. Check coil resistance, battery charge,
charging system, and wiring connections
and replace if necessary.
3. Replace clutch.
4. Repair or replace clutch lead wire or
electrical system. Clean connector
contacts.
5. Remove shim or replace clutch.
3. Damaged coil.
4. Inadequate current supply.
5. Rotor/armature airgap is too large.
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RECTIFIER
START
TERMINAL R
TERMINAL S
50
NONE
B+R+I+A
B+R+I+S
2. RUN
3. START
CIRCUIT "MAKE"
TERMINAL S
TERMINAL B
TERMINAL R
TERMINAL A
1. OFF
POSITION
IGNITION
TERMINAL I
TERMINAL I
BATTERY
TERMINAL B
CONNECTIONS
ACCESSORY
TERMINAL A
TERMINAL
IGNITION SWITCH
B
A
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
1
2
1
2
B
A
PINK
LT. GREEN
NOTE:
CONNECTORS VIEWED FROM MATING CONNECTOR
BRAKE
SWITCH
LH NEUTRAL
SWITCH
RH NEUTRAL
SWITCH
ACCESSORY
7
PINK
4
5
BROWN
2
PINK
3
6
8
START RELAY
1
3
4
2 3 1 5 4
BLACK
5
1
2
PINK
B
BROWN
BLACK
BLUE
BROWN
PINK
PTO CLUTCH
A
A B
2 1
TVS DIODE
AB
A B
BLACK
GRAY
BROWN
ORANGE
RED
9
1
7
10 1
8
6
6
12
5
HOUR METER/MODULE
12 3
ORANGE
VIOLET
2
3
1
5 4 3 1 2
1
32
RED
1
ORANGE
9
2
GREEN
3
VIOLET
GRAY
1 2
PINK
4
BLUE
SEAT SWITCH
BLACK
9
11 2
YELLOW
8
TAN
7
PINK
1
2
4
4
4
7
5
6
8
BLACK
7
8
7
VIOLET
BLACK
RED
6
FUSE BLOCK
5
3
WHITE
IGNITION SWITCH
45
BROWN
PTO SWITCH
PINK
B
C
1
START
FUEL SOLENOID
MAG
REGULATOR
B+
C A B
A
FUEL SENDER
1
4
5
3
6
2
5
2
GROUND
4
3
6
1
G008587
ENGINE
Schematics
Schematics
Electrical Diagram
A
BK
BK
-
GND
S
B
BU
SW2
(PTO SWITCH)
C FUEL SENDER
PK
+
2
BK
BN
BN
3
5
BN
8
F3
B
PK
1
BN V
4
A
PTO
CLUTCH
4
10A
BK
BN
7
U2
TVS DIODE
5
SW5
BK
8
3
(NEUT_L)
SW4
(NEUT_R)
PTO
PK
ACCESSORIES
FUEL
GROUND
PK
6
2
Y
LTGR
PK
BRAKE
4
W
7
9
(BRAKE)
SW6
GND
15A
F4
HOUR METER
11
BK
8
10
T
PK
7
1
12
OR
B+
KEY_S
GN
(SEAT)
SW7
BN
PK
OR
GY
R
R
OR
PK
5
I
SW1
(IGNITION)
2
B
GN
GY
GY
1
S
V
3
R
PK
4
OPTIONAL
NEUTRAL
FUEL_SOLENOID
SEAT
5
2
OR
KEY_A
MAGNETO
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START_RELAY
3
BU
1
4
A
K2
R 1
25A
F1
V
25A
F2
2
PK
R
W
BU
V
4
6
5
1
2
BK = BLACK
BN = BROWN
BU = BLUE
GN = GREEN
GY = GREY
LT GR = LIGHT GREEN
OR = ORANGE
PK = PINK
R = RED
T = TAN
V = VIOLET
W = WHITE
(START RELAY)
6
5
V
A
R
B+
MAG
START
REG
START = BRIS
ON = BRIA
OFF = no connections
KEY SW
I
B
S
viewed from back
+
FUEL
SOLINIOD
-
AC
AC
STARTER
MODULES
IGNITION
KAW TWINSPARK PLUG
Ignition switch terminal locations
G008613
SPARK PLUG
Schematics
Electrical Logic Schematic
Schematics
Hydraulic Diagram
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Lazer Z E-Series Turf Equipment
2 Year Limited Commercial Warranty
4 Year or 500 Hours Limited Consumer Warranty
General Warranty Conditions and Products Covered
Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc. and its affiliate, Exmark Warranty Company,
pursuant to an agreement between them, jointly warrant on the terms and
conditions herein, that we will repair, replace or adjust any part on these
products and found by us (in the exercise of our reasonable discretion) to
be defective in factory materials or workmanship.
This warranty may only be assigned or transferred to a second (or third)
owner by an authorized Exmark dealer. The warranty period commences
upon the date of the original retail purchase.
Instructions for Obtaining Warranty Service
The product must be registered with original proof of purchase by an
Exmark Service Dealer before obtaining any warranty service.
Contact any Exmark Service Dealer to arrange service at their dealership.
To locate a dealer convenient to you, access our website at
www.exmark.com. U.S. or Canada customers may also call
402-223-6375.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the Service Dealer’s analysis or
with the assistance provided, contact us at:
Exmark Customer Service Department
The Exmark Warranty Company
2101 Ashland Avenue
Beatrice, NE 68310
402-223-6375 or
service@exmark.com
Commercial Warranty Conditions
This warranty applies to Exmark Lazer Z E-Series turf equipment sold in
the U.S. or Canada for a period of two years for commercial usage.
This warranty includes the cost of parts and labor for a period of two
years. This warranty does not cover pickup and delivery charges to and
from any authorized Exmark Service Dealer.
Consumer Warranty Conditions
This warranty applies to Exmark Lazer Z E-Series turf equipment sold in
the U.S. or Canada for a period of four years or 500 hours (whichever
occurs first) for residential usage.
Owner’s Responsibilities
If your product requires warranty service it must be returned to an
authorized Exmark service dealer within the warranty period. This
warranty extends only to turf equipment operated under normal
conditions. You must read the operator’s manual. You must also properly
service and maintain your Exmark product as described in the operator’s
manual. Such routine maintenance, whether performed by a dealer or by
you, is at your expense.
Residential usage means use of the product on the same lot as your home.
Use at more than one location is considered commercial use, and the
commercial use warranty detailed above would apply.
This warranty only includes the cost of parts and labor. For the first
warrantable service repair, Exmark will cover up to $45 for associated
pick-up and delivery charges to and from any authorized Exmark Service
Dealer. Additional transportation charges may apply, contact your Dealer
for details.
General Conditions
The sole liability of Exmark and Exmark Warranty Company with respect
to this warranty shall be repair or replacement of defective components as
set forth herein. Neither Exmark nor Exmark Warranty Company
shall be liable for any incidental or consequential loss or damage.
Warranty Exceptions
Such damages include but are not limited to:
• Expenses related to gasoline, oil or lubricants.
• Travel time, overtime, after hours time or other extraordinary repair
charges or charges relating to repairs or replacements outside of
normal business hours at the place of business of the authorized
Exmark Service Dealer.
• Rental of like or similar replacement equipment during the period of
any warranty, repair or replacement work.
• Any telephone or telegram charges or travel charges.
• Loss or damage to person or property other than that covered by the
terms of this warranty.
• Any claims for lost revenue, lost profit or additional cost as
a result of a claim of breach of warranty.
• Attorney's fees.
Warranty Exceptions
Warranty Period
• Bags, Belts and Tires
90 days
• Battery
1 Year Prorated
• Engine
*
* The Engine warranty is covered by the engine manufacturer. Please
refer to the engine manufacturer’s warranty statement that is included in
the literature packet.
Items and Conditions Not Covered
This warranty does not cover the following:
• Any damage or deterioration due to normal use, wear and tear, or
exposure.
• Cost of regular maintenance service or parts, such as filters, fuel,
lubricants, tune-up parts, and adjustments.
• Any product or part which has been altered or misused or required
replacement or repair due to normal wear, accidents, or lack of proper
maintenance.
• Any repairs necessary due to use of parts, accessories or supplies,
including gasoline, oil or lubricants, incompatible with the turf
equipment or other than as recommended in the operator's manual or
other operational instructions provided by Exmark.
There are no other express warranties except for engine and special
emission system coverage.
No Claim of breach of warranty shall be cause for cancellation or
rescission of the contract of sale of any Exmark mower.
All implied warranties of merchantability (that the product is fit for
ordinary use) and fitness for use (that the product is fit for a
particular purpose) are limited to the duration of the express
warranty.
Some states do not allow exclusions of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above exclusions and limitations may not apply to you.
All warranty work must be performed by an authorized Exmark Service
Dealer using Exmark approved replacement parts.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
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1. The maximum slope you can safely operate the machine on is 15 degrees. Use the slope indicator to determine the
degree of slope of hills before operating. Do Not operate this machine on a slope greater than 15 degrees. Fold
along the appropriate line to match the recommended slope.
2. Align this edge with a vertical surface, a tree, building, fence pole, etc.
3. Example of how to compare slope with folded edge.
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SEE EXMARK’S COMPLETE LINE OF ACCESSORIES AND OPTIONS
MID-MOUNT RIDING ACCESSORIES AND OPTIONS
CUSTOM RIDE SEAT SUSPENSION SYSTEM
OPERATOR CONTROLLED DISCHARGE
FULL SUSPENSION SEAT
ROLL OVER PROTECTION SYSTEM (ROPS)
DECK LIFT ASSIST KIT
SUN SHADE
HITCH KIT
TRASH CONTAINER
LIGHT KIT
TURF STRIPER
12V POWER PORT
ULTRA VAC COLLECTION SYSTEM
MICRO-MULCH SYSTEM
ULTRA VAC QUICK DISPOSAL SYSTEM
OUT-FRONT RIDING ACCESSORIES AND OPTIONS
CUSTOM RIDE SEAT SUSPENSION SYSTEM
SNOW BLADE
DUAL-TAIL WHEEL
SNOWBLOWER
FLOOR PAN EXTENDER
SUN SHADE
HITCH KIT
TRASH CONTAINER
LIGHT KIT
ULTRA VAC COLLECTION SYSTEM
MICRO-MULCH SYSTEM
ULTRA VAC QUICK DISPOSAL SYSTEM
ROLL OVER PROTECTION SYSTEM (ROPS)
WEATHER CAB
WALK-BEHIND ACCESSORIES AND OPTIONS
GRASS CATCHER
TURF STRIPER
MICRO-MULCH SYSTEM
STANDON
Place Model No. and Serial No.
Label Here (Included in the Literature
Pack) or Fill in Below
Model No.
Date Purchased
Engine Model No. and Spec. No.
Engine Serial No. (E/No)
Serial No.
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