Exmark Lazer Z CT Lawn Mower User Manual

For Serial Nos.
670,000 & Higher
Part No. 109-6436 Rev A.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ This product is a piece of power equipment.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Failure to follow safe operating practices can result in serious
operator injury or even death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Keep all shields, guards, and safety devices (especially the grass
discharge system) in place and in proper working condition.
♦ Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and engage
parking brake. Remove spark plug wire(s) or remove key before
adjusting, servicing, or performing maintenance.
♦ If mower deck becomes clogged, stop engine, wait for all moving
parts to stop, and engage parking brake. Remove spark plug
wire(s) or remove key before cleaning blockage.
♦ Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from power driven parts.
♦ Keep off mower unless seat platform is provided.
♦ Keep others off mower.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Gasoline is harmful or fatal if swallowed. Long-term exposure to
vapors has caused cancer in laboratory animals.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Failure to use caution may cause serious injury or illness.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ 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.
IMPORTANT
When the mower is used or operated on any California forest, brush or grass covered land, a working
spark arrester must be attached to the muffler. If not, the operator is violating state law, Section 4442
Public Resource Code. To acquire a spark arrester for your unit, see your Engine Service Dealer.
This spark ignition system complies with Canadian 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.
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EXMARK PARTS PLUS® PROGRAM
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 1995
Program
If your Exmark dealer does not have the Exmark part in stock,
Exmark will get the parts to the dealer the next business day or
the part will be FREE* Guaranteed!!
How the Program Works
1.
If dealer does not have part in stock for a "down" unit at
the time of request by customer, the dealer contacts his
distributor by 1:00 p.m., local time, and requests Exmark
Parts Plus® shipment of six (6) line items or less.
2.
Distributor ships part(s) to dealer or customer, as
requested by dealer, same day, overnight UPS
Distributor bills dealer for part and freight charges where
applicable.
3.
If distributor does not have the part(s) in stock to satisfy Exmark Parts Plus® order, he contacts Exmark by 3:00 p.m.,
central time, with an Exmark Parts Plus® order of six (6) line items or less.
4.
If order is received by 3:00 p.m. central time, Exmark ships part(s) direct to dealer or customer, as requested by
distributor, same day, overnight UPS, Exmark bills the distributor for parts and shipping charges, where applicable.
5.
The customer pays for the part and freight if it is shipped under the Exmark Parts Plus® and if it arrives in
accordance to the program.
6.
Who pays for the part and freight if it fails to arrive overnight in accordance to the program?
A. Under any circumstance the customer does not pay.
B. If the part does not arrive overnight due to:
1. The dealer not submitting the Exmark Parts Plus® order to his Exmark distributor by 1:00 p.m., the dealer
pays for the part and freight.
2. The Distributor being unable to ship the part the same day or not submitting the Exmark Parts Plus® order
to Exmark by 3:00 p.m., central time, the Distributor pays for the part and freight.
3. Exmark being unable to ship the part and the Exmark parts order is received by 3:00 p.m., central time,
Exmark pays for the part and freight.
4. If the part does not arrive overnight due to the shipper (UPS), the shipper pays for the freight and Exmark
pays for the part.
The following restrictions apply -- The Exmark Parts Plus® Program is available only through participating Exmark
Dealers and applies only to orders submitted on this program Monday through Thursday. Parts Plus service is available
only in the 48 contiguous United States. UPS has initiated a Saturday delivery program to many areas of the continental
United States and can be requested for an overnight shipment on Friday to be delivered Saturday. The next day air
charge, plus the Saturday delivery fee will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Exmark Mfg. will assume no
responsibility for Saturday delivery shipments. To qualify, all Exmark Parts Plus® orders must be received by Exmark by
3:00 p.m., central time. Orders must be six (6) line items or less. Exclusions from the Exmark Parts Plus® Program are:
Any wholegood or accessory in its entirety, engines and engine replacement parts, 5-speed Peerless transmissions and
5-speed transaxles, hydraulic or hydrostatic wheel motors, cutter decks and engine decks or any item exceeding United
Parcel Service size and weight restrictions.
Due to UPS restrictions, aerosol spray paint is considered a hazardous material and cannot be shipped via UPS next day
or Second Day Air.
Exmark Manufacturing stocks a limited supply of parts for transaxles, pumps and wheel motors. These parts can be
ordered for Next Day Air shipment but will not be guaranteed per the Parts Plus Program.
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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.
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
This manual contains operating, maintenance, adjustment, and safety instructions for
your Exmark mower.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR MOWER, CAREFULLY READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS
ENTIRETY.
By following the operating, maintenance, and safety instructions, you will prolong the life
of your mower, maintain its maximum efficiency, and promote safe operation.
If additional information is needed, or should you require trained mechanic service,
contact your authorized Exmark equipment dealer or distributor.
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.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. SAFETY
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
PAGE
Safety Alert Symbol ............................................................................1
Training ..............................................................................................1
Preparation......................................................................................1-4
Operation ........................................................................................4-8
Maintenance & Storage ...................................................................8-9
Safety Signs ..................................................................................9-11
2. SPECIFICATIONS
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
Model Numbers ................................................................................12
Engine ..............................................................................................12
Fuel System .....................................................................................12
Electrical System ..............................................................................12
Operator Controls.............................................................................12
Seat.............................................................................................12-13
Hydrostatic Ground Drive System.....................................................13
Tires & Wheels.................................................................................13
Cutting Deck.....................................................................................13
Dimensions.......................................................................................14
Torque Requirements.......................................................................14
3. OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Controls.......................................................................................14-17
Pre-Start...........................................................................................17
Mowing ........................................................................................17-18
Transporting ................................................................................19-20
4. MAINTENANCE & ADJUSTMENTS
4.1
4.2
Periodic Maintenance ..................................................................21-30
Adjustments ................................................................................30-35
5. WASTE DISPOSAL
5.1
5.2
Motor Oil Disposal ............................................................................36
Battery Disposal ...............................................................................36
6. TROUBLE SHOOTING ........................................................................36-37
7. ELECTRICAL DIAGRAM .........................................................................38
8. HYDRAULIC DIAGRAM ...........................................................................39
9. WARRANTY ...............................................................................................40
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1. SAFETY
1.1 SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
This SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
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!
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.
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.
1.2 TRAINING
1.2.1
Regard the Exmark mower as a piece of power equipment and teach this regard to
all who operate this unit.
1.2.2
Read the instructions carefully. Familiarize yourself with the controls and the
proper use of the equipment. If the operator(s) or mechanic(s) can not read
English it is the owner’s responsibility to explain this material to them.
1.2.3
Do not allow operation of this machine by untrained personnel. Never allow
children, teenagers, or people unfamiliar with these instructions to use the mower.
Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator.
1.2.4
Avoid mowing while people, especially children, or pets, are nearby. Keep in mind
that the operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other
people or their property.
1.3 PREPARATION
1.3.1
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.
1.3.2
The use of personal protective equipment, such as (but not limited to) protection
for the eyes, ears, feet, and head is recommended.
CAUTION
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ This machine produces sound levels in
excess of 85 dBA at the operator’s ear
when in operation.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Exposure to sound levels of 85 dBA or
above for extended periods of time can
cause hearing loss.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Wear hearing protection when operating
this machine.
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1.3.3
1.3.4
While mowing, always wear substantial footwear and long trousers. Do not
operate equipment when barefoot or when wearing open sandals.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be used and remove all
stones, sticks, wires, bones, and other foreign objects which may damage the
equipment or cause personal injury to the operator or bystanders.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide, which is an odorless deadly
poison.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Carbon monoxide can kill you.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Do not run engine indoors or in a small
confined area where dangerous carbon
monoxide fumes can collect.
DANGER
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ In certain conditions gasoline is extremely
flammable and highly explosive.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ A fire or explosion from gasoline can burn
you, others, and cause property damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ DO NOT smoke while refueling, and stay
away from an open flame or where
gasoline fumes may be ignited by spark.
♦ Refuel only outdoors.
♦ Store gasoline in an approved container
and keep it out of the reach of children.
♦ 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.
♦ Never fill the fuel tank so that the gasoline
level rises above a level that is 1/2” below
the bottom of the filler neck to allow for
gasoline expansion and prevent fuel
spillage.
♦ 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.
♦ Do not operate without entire exhaust
system in place and in proper working
condition.
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DANGER
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ In certain conditions gasoline is extremely
flammable and highly explosive.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ A static charge can ignite gasoline
vapors. A fire or explosion from gasoline
can burn you, others, and cause property
damage.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Purchase and store gasoline only in an
approved container.
♦ Always place gasoline containers on the
ground away from your vehicle before
filling.
♦ 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.
♦ When practical, remove gas-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and
refuel the equipment with its wheels on
the ground.
♦ 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.
♦ 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.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Gasoline vapor can collect inside
enclosed trailers and may be ignited by
electrical sparks or hot engine/exhaust
components.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Explosion and fire may occur, resulting in
property damage, personal injury, and/or
death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Provide adequate ventilation of any
enclosed trailer to prevent build up of
gasoline vapors, especially at floor level.
♦ Refuel only outdoors, never inside an
enclosed trailer.
♦ Be sure all fuel tanks and gasoline
storage containers have proper caps
installed to prevent spillage and minimize
vapor escaping into the trailer.
♦ Do not place any equipment that is
leaking gasoline in an enclosed trailer.
1.4 OPERATION
Although hazard control and accident prevention partially are dependent upon the
design and configuration of the equipment, these factors are also dependent upon
the awareness, concern, prudence, and proper training of the personnel involved
in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the equipment. It is
essential that all Operator Safety Mechanisms be connected and in operating
condition prior to use for mowing.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Operating engine parts, especially the
muffler, become extremely hot.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Severe burns can occur on contact.
♦ Debris, such as leaves, grass, brush, etc.
can catch fire.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ 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 brushcovered unimproved land.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Hands, feet, hair, clothing, or accessories
can become entangled in rotating parts.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Contact with rotating parts can cause
traumatic amputation or severe
lacerations.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Do not operate the machine without
guards, shields, and safety devices in
place and working properly.
♦ Keep hands, feet, hair, jewelry, or clothing
away from rotating parts.
1.4.1
1.4.2
1.4.3
1.4.4
Give complete, undivided attention to the job at hand.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light, keeping away from holes and hidden
hazards. NEVER carry passengers.
DO NOT operate the mower when children or others are in the area!
When feasible, avoid operating the equipment in wet grass.
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.
DANGER
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Mowing on wet grass or steep slopes can
cause sliding and loss of control.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Wheels dropping over edges, ditches,
steep banks, or water can cause
rollovers, which may result in serious
injury, death or drowning.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ 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.
•
•
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. This area can be dangerous, see Figure 1.
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FIGURE 1
1.4.5
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Progressively greater care is needed as the slope increases.
•
Always avoid sudden starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly off the slope.
•
Avoid sudden starts when mowing uphill. Mower may tip backwards.
•
Be aware that loss of traction may occur going downhill. Weight transfer to
the front wheels may cause drive wheels to slip and cause loss of braking
and steering.
•
Watch for ditches, holes, rocks, dips, and rises that change the operating
angle, as rough terrain could overturn the machine.
•
Remove or mark obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc. from the mowing
area. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
•
Use extreme care with grass catchers or attachments. These can change the
stability of the machine and cause loss of control.
•
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel weights or
counterweights to improve stability.
A Rollover Protection System (roll bar) is installed on the unit.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ There is no rollover protection when the
roll bar is down.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Wheels dropping over edges, ditches,
steep banks, or water can cause
rollovers, which may result in serious
injury, death or drowning.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ 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.
♦ Raise the roll bar as soon as clearance
permits.
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•
Be certain that the seat belt can be released quickly if the machine is driven or
rolls into ponds of water.
•
Check carefully for overhead clearances (i.e. branches, doorways, and
electrical wires) before driving under any objects and do not contact them.
1.4.6
Use EXTREME caution when backing up. LOOK BEHIND YOU!!
1.4.7
Stop the blades when crossing surfaces other than grass and when transporting
the mower to and from the area to be mowed.
1.4.8
Never operate the mower with defective guards, shields, or covers. Always have
safety shields, guards, switches, and other devices in place and in proper
working condition.
1.4.9
DO NOT change the engine governor settings or overspeed the engine. Operating
an engine at excessive speed may increase the hazard of personal injury.
1.4.10
Disengage PTO before starting engine.
1.4.11
Start the engine carefully with feet well away from the blades.
1.4.12
Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from rotating parts while the mower is being
operated.
1.4.13
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key:
•
Before checking, cleaning or working on the mower.
•
After striking a foreign object (inspect the mower for damage and make
repairs before restarting and operating the mower).
•
Before clearing blockages.
•
Whenever you leave the mower.
Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop:
•
Before refueling.
•
Before dumping the grass catcher.
1.4.14
Before stopping the engine, place the throttle control midway between the “slow”
and “fast” positions. Allow the engine to run a minimum of 15 seconds; then stop
the engine.
1.4.15
The fuel system is provided with a shut-off valve. 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 job.
•
When parked inside a building.
1.4.16
This mower was designed for one operator only. Keep all others away from
mower during operation.
1.4.17
Do Not mow with the discharge deflector raised, removed, or altered unless
there is a grass collection system or mulch kit in place and working properly.
1.4.18
Be aware of the mower discharge and direct discharge away from others.
1.4.19
Do Not operate the mower under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
1.4.20
Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
1.4.21
If jump starting is required:
a)
connect the positive (+) power cable from the positive post on the booster
battery to the positive terminal post on the starter solenoid switch (this post
has the positive battery cable attached to it).
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b)
connect the negative or ground cable (-) from the negative post on the
booster battery to any engine deck ground, preferably the engine block as
far away from the battery as possible.
c)
disconnect battery cables in the reverse order after starting.
1.5 MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
1.5.1
For engine maintenance, follow the engine manufacturer’s recommendations
precisely as stated in the engine manual.
1.5.2
Disconnect the battery cable from the negative battery post when the unit will be
allowed to sit for more than 30 days without use.
1.5.3
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.
Note: To prevent damage due to freezing, battery should be fully charged before
putting away for winter storage.
1.5.4
Keep engine, engine area, and hydraulic pump 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.
1.5.5
Store fuel in a container specifically designed for this purpose in a cool, dry place.
1.5.6
Keep the mower and fuel container in locked storage to prevent children from
playing or tampering with them.
1.5.7
Gasoline powered equipment or fuel containers should not be stored in a basement
or any enclosed area where open pilot lights or heat appliances are present.
1.5.8
Maximum mowing results and safety can only be achieved if the mower is properly
maintained and operated correctly.
1.5.9
Check all bolts frequently to maintain proper tightness.
1.5.10 Keep all guards, shields and all safety devices in place and in safe working condition.
1.5.11 Frequently check for worn or deteriorating components that could create a hazard.
1.5.12 All replacement parts must be the same as or equivalent to the parts supplied as
original equipment.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Hydraulic fluid escaping under pressure
can penetrate skin and cause injury.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ 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.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Make sure all hydraulic fluid hoses and
lines are in good condition an 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.
1.6 SAFETY SIGNS
1.6.1
Keep all safety signs legible. Remove all grease, dirt, and debris from safety signs
and instructional labels.
1.6.2
Safety signs must be replaced if they are missing or illegible.
1.6.3
When new components are installed, be sure that current safety signs are affixed
to the replaced components.
1.6.4
New safety signs may be obtained from your authorized Exmark equipment dealer
or distributor or from Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc.
1.6.5
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.
1.6.6
Familiarize yourself with the following safety signs and instruction labels. They are
critical to the safe operation of your Exmark commercial mower.
PART NO. 108-5995
LOCATION: Top of Console Under Seat
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PART NO. 103-4891
LOCATION: Center of Console
PART NO. 109-1196
LOCATION: Top Front of RH
Tank
PART NO. 103-4930
LOCATION: Right of Choke
Control on RH Tank
PART NO. 103-4892
LOCATION: Right of Throttle
Control on RH Tank
PART NO. 98-5954
LOCATION: Under Mower Deck
Belt Shield(s)
PART NO. 107-2102
LOCATION: RH Inside Surface
of Upper Roll bar
PART NO. 1-303508
LOCATION: Front Right Corner
Top of Mower Deck
PART NO. 1-403005
LOCATION: Left and Right Corners
of Mower Deck
PART NO. 1-523552
LOCATION: Top of Hydraulic
Reservoir
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PART NO. 1-633922
LOCATION: Front Left Corner Top
of Mower Deck
PART NO. 1-513742
LOCATION: On Top of Mower
Deck Belt Shields,
Left and Right Sides
PART NO. 1-513746
LOCATION: On Engine
Blower Housing
PART NO. 103-2644
LOCATION: Top of Hydraulic
Reservoir
PART NO. 103-9287
LOCATION: Left of Center on Mower
Deck, Under Floor Pan
PART NO. 109-3148
LOCATION: On Top LH Side of Mower Deck
PART NO. 103-9116
LOCATION: Bottom of Back Side of Seat
PART NO. 1-513748
LOCATION: Bottom of Floorpan
PART NO. 1-653147
LOCATION: Lefthand Side of Cutting
Height Adjustment Plate
PART NO. 107-2112
LOCATION: Top Center of Floorpan
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2. SPECIFICATIONS
2.1 MODEL NUMBER:
Serial Nos. 670,000 & Higher: LCT18BV483; LCT21BV523; LCT23BV603
2.2 ENGINE:
2.2.1
Engine Specifications: See Your Engine Owner’s Manual
2.2.2
RPM: Full Speed: 3600 RPM (No Load) Idle: 1500 RPM
2.3 FUEL SYSTEM
2.3.1
Capacity: 5.8 gal. (21.9 L.)
2.3.2
Type of Fuel: Regular unleaded gasoline, 87 octane or higher.
2.3.3
Fuel Filter: Replaceable in-line Briggs and Stratton P/N 493629
2.3.4
Fuel Shut-Off Valve: in-line, 1/4 turn
2.4 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
2.4.1
Charging System: Flywheel Alternator
2.4.2
Charging Capacity: 15 amps
2.4.3
Battery Type: BCI Group U1
2.4.4
Battery Voltage: 12 Volt
2.4.5
Polarity: Negative Ground
2.4.6
Fuses: Two 20 amp blade type
2.4.7
Safety Interlock System:
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.
2.5 OPERATOR CONTROLS
2.5.1
Steering and Motion Control:
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.
Motion control levers are adjustable to two heights.
2.5.2
PTO Switch: Engages electric clutch (to drive belt) which engages mower blades.
2.5.3
Parking Brake Lever: Engages parking brake.
2.5.4
Deck Height Adjustment Lever: Sets cutting height to desired position.
2.5.5
Deck Lift Assist Lever: Foot pedal that assists in raising the deck.
2.6 SEAT
2.6.1
Type:
Standard seat: high back, foam padded (internal spring
suspension) with armrests.
Optional Seat accessories:
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Custom ride suspension system to enhance Standard Seat.
•
Deluxe suspension seat with high back, low profile foam-in-place cushion
(dampened, adjustable spring suspension) and armrests.
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2.6.2
Mounting: Hinged to tilt up for access to hydraulic pumps, battery and other
components. Held in tilted position with prop rod. Adjustable fore and aft seat track.
2.6.3
Armrests: Standard seat: foam padded flip-up armrests.
Optional suspension seat: molded flip-up armrests.
2.6.4
Seat Safety Switch: Incorporated into the Safety Interlock System.
Time delay seat switch eliminates rough ground cut-outs.
2.7 HYDROSTATIC GROUND DRIVE SYSTEM
2.7.1
2.7.2
2.7.3
2.7.4
2.7.5
Hydrostatic Pumps: Two Hydro Gear variable displacement piston pumps.
Wheel Motors: Two Hydro Gear wheel drive motors with 1 1/4” tapered shafts.
Hydraulic Oil: Use Mobil 1 15W-50 Synthetic Motor Oil.
Hydraulic Oil Capacity: 2.1 qt. (2.0 L.)
Hydraulic Filter: Replaceable cartridge type.
P/N 109-4180: 25 microns, 10 psi bypass (Summer use above 32° F (0°C))
P/N 1-523541: 40 microns, 18 psi bypass (Winter use below 32° F(0°C))
2.7.6
Speeds: All units:
0 – 7.2 mph (11.6 km/hr) forward.
0 – 4.0 mph (6.4 km/hr) reverse.
2.7.7
Drive wheel release valves allow machine to be moved when the engine is not
running.
2.8 TIRES AND WHEELS
2.8.1
Tires:
Size
20 x 10-8
11 x 4.00-5
Drive Tires
Front Caster Tires
Qty
2
2
Tread
“Turf Mate”
Smooth
Ply
4
4
Inflation
13 psi (90 kPa)
16 psi (110 kPa)
2.9 CUTTING DECK
2.9.1
Cutting Width:
2.9.2
Discharge: Side (Optional Mulch or Bag)
2.9.3
Blade Size:
(3 ea.)
48” deck
47.2 in.
(120.0 cm)
48” deck
16.25 in.
(41.3 cm)
52” deck
52 in.
(132.1 cm)
52” deck
18.00 in.
(45.7 cm)
60” deck
60 in.
(152.4 cm)
60” deck
20.50 in.
(52.1 cm)
2.9.4
Blade Spindles: solid steel spindles with 1” (2.54 cm) I.D. bearings.
2.9.5
Deck Drive: Electric clutch mounted on vertical engine shaft. Blades are driven
by one “B” Section belt (w/self-tensioning idler) direct from the engine.
2.9.6
Deck: Full floating deck is attached to out-front support frame.
Maximum turf protection is provided anti-scalp rollers:
48” Decks: Qty 3
52” Decks: Qty 5
60” Decks: Qty 6
Deck design allows for bagging, mulching or side discharge.
2.9.7
Cutting Height Adjustment: an extra-long cushioned lever is used to adjust the
cutting height from 1-1/2” (3.8 cm) to 4-1/2” (11.4 cm.) in 1/4” (.64 cm.)
increments.
The cutting height adjustment handle has a transport position and all adjustments
can be made while the operator remains seated. The foot operated deck lift assist
lever to aids in raising the deck.
2.9.8
Mulching Kit: Optional.
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2.10 DIMENSIONS
2.10.1
Overall Width:
Without deck
Discharge chute up
Discharge chute down
2.10.2
Overall Length:
Roll Bar - Up
Roll Bar - Down
w/48” Deck
44 in.
(111.7 cm)
50.3 in.
(122.4 cm)
58.1 in.
(147.6 cm)
48” Deck
73.9 in.
(187.7 cm)
79.6 in.
(202.2 cm)
w/52” Deck
44 in.
(111.7 cm)
54.3 in.
(137.9 cm)
63.8 in.
(162.1 cm)
52” Deck
75.5 in.
(191.8 cm)
81.2 in.
(206.2 cm)
2.10.3
Overall Height:
2.10.4
Tread Width: (center to center of tires, widthwise)
Roll Bar - Up
69.4in. (176.3 cm)
Drive Wheels
Front Casters
2.10.5
2.10.6
Wheel Base:
Curb Weight:
48” Deck
34.9 in.
(88.6 cm)
32.7 in.
(83.1 cm)
w/60” Deck
49.8 in.
(124.5 cm)
60.9 in.
(154.7 cm)
70.6 in.
(179.3 cm)
60” Deck
77 in.
(195.6 cm)
82.4 in.
(209.3 cm)
Roll Bar - Down
51.3 in. (130.3 cm)
52” Deck
34.9 in.
(88.6 cm)
34.1 in.
(86.6 cm)
60” Deck
39.8 in.
(101.1 cm)
35.4 in.
(89.9 cm)
(center of caster tire to center of drive tire)
48” Deck
46.2 in.
(117.3 cm)
52” Deck
46.2 in.
(117.3 cm)
60” Deck
48.8 in.
(124 cm)
48” Deck
874 lbs.
(396 kg)
52” Deck
887 lbs.
(402 kg)
60” Deck
978 lbs.
(444 kg)
2.11 TORQUE REQUIREMENTS
Bolt Location
Torque
Cutter Housing Spindle Nut ............................................ 140-145 ft-lbs. (190-197 N-m)
Blade Mounting Bolt (lubricate w/anti-seize)............................ 55-60 ft-lbs. (75-81 N-m)
Engine Deck/Front Frame Mount Bolts ................................... 30-35 ft-lbs. (41-47 N-m)
Anti-Scalp Roller Nuts ............................................................. 40-45 ft-lbs. (54-61 N-m)
Engine Mounting Bolts ........................................................... 25-30 ft-lbs. (34-41 N-m)
Wheel Motor Mounting Bolts ................................................. 72-77 ft-lbs. (98-104 N-m)
Wheel Hub Slotted Nut .................................................. minimum 125 ft-lbs. (169 N-m)
Wheel Lug Nuts .................................................................. 90-95 ft-lbs. (122-129 N-m)
Rollover Protection System (roll bar) Mounting Bolts .............. 30-35 ft-lbs. (41-47 N-m)
Clutch Retaining Bolt (secured with threadlocker) ................... 55-60 ft-lbs. (75-81 N-m)
3. OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
3.1 CONTROLS
3.1.1
3.1.2
Familiarize yourself with all controls before operating the mower.
Motion Control Levers: Located on each side of the console.
The left lever controls the flow of hydraulic oil from the left hydrostatic pump to
the left drive wheel motor. The right lever controls the flow of hydraulic oil from
the right hydrostatic pump to the right drive wheel motor.
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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 kill.
When levers are centered in the T-slot the drive system is in the neutral position.
With levers moved out in the T-slot the drive system is in the neutral lock
position (See Figure 2).
FIGURE 2
By moving both levers an equal amount forward or back from the neutral
position the machine can be caused to move forward or backward in a straight
line.
Movement of the left lever forward will cause the left drive wheel to rotate in a
forward direction. Movement of the right lever forward will cause the right
drive wheel to rotate in a forward direction. To stop forward travel, pull the
levers back to the neutral position.
To turn left while moving forward, move the left lever back toward neutral to
slow the left drive wheel. To turn right while moving forward, move the right
lever back toward neutral to slow the right drive wheel.
To make a zero turn to the left, pull the left lever back beyond neutral while
holding the right lever slightly ahead of neutral.
To make a zero turn to the right, pull the right lever back beyond neutral while
holding the left lever slightly ahead of neutral.
Pulling the levers back from the neutral position will cause the respective drive
wheels to rotate in a reverse direction (spring tension can be felt when moving
into reverse from neutral).
To turn to the left while backing, move the left lever forward toward neutral. To
turn to the right while backing, move the right lever forward toward neutral.
CAUTION
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Machine can spin very rapidly by
positioning one lever too much ahead of
the other.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Operator may lose control of the
machine, which may cause damage to
the machine or injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Use caution when making turns.
♦ Slow the machine down before making
sharp turns.
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3.1.3
Tracking Adjustment Knob: Located under the seat on the LH pump control link.
Rotating this knob allows fine tuning adjustments so that the machine tracks straight
with the drive levers in the full forward position.
Stop machine and wait for all moving parts to stop. Engage park brake. Unhook
seat latch and tilt seat forward to gain access to the tracking knob. Rotate the knob
counter-clockwise (as viewed from the rear of the machine) to cause the machine
to track more to the right and clockwise to cause the machine to track more to the
left. Adjust in quarter-turn increments until the machine tracks straight. Check that
the machine does not creep when in neutral with the park brakes disengaged.
3.1.4
3.1.5
3.1.6
3.1.7
IMPORTANT: Do not rotate the knob too far, as this may cause the machine
to creep in neutral. Refer to section 4.2.10 for control linkage adjustment.
PTO Engagement Switch: Located on the right tank.
Switch must be pulled out to the “ROTATE” position to engage the blades.
Switch is pushed in to the “STOP” position to stop the blades.
Choke Control: Located on the right fuel tank.
Choke is used to aid in starting a cold engine. DO NOT run a warm engine with
choke in the “ON” position.
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.
Throttle Control: Located on the right tank.
Throttle is used to control engine speed. Moving throttle lever forward will increase
engine speed and moving throttle lever to the rear will decrease engine speed.
Moving the throttle forward into the detent is full speed.
Brake Lever: Located on left side of the console. The brake lever engages a
parking brake on the drive wheels.
Pull the lever up and rearward to engage the brake.
Push the lever forward and down to disengage the brake.
3.1.8
3.1.9
The unit must be tied down and brake engaged when transporting.
Ignition Switch: Located on the right tank.
The ignition switch is used to start and stop the engine. The switch has three
positions “OFF”, “ON” and “START”. Insert the 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).
Brake must be engaged, motion control levers out (neutral lock position)
and PTO switch “OFF” to start engine. (It is not necessary for the operator to
be in the seat to start the engine.)
Hour Meter: Located on the right tank.
The hour meter is connected to a pressure switch installed in the engine block
and it records the number of hours that the engine has run. If ignition switch is
left on without engine running, hour meter will not run.
NOTE: This switch is not a low oil sensor and will not alert the operator if the
engine oil is low.
3.1.10
Fuel Shut-Off Valve: Located In the fuel line midway between the fuel tank and
the engine behind seat.
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.
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Rotate the valve 1/4 turn clockwise to shut off fuel. Rotate the valve 1/4 turn
counter-clockwise to turn on fuel.
3.1.11
Fuel Gauge: Located on the left fuel tank. The fuel gauge monitors the amount
of fuel in the tank.
3.1.12
Drive Wheel Release Valves: Located on the right front corner of the hydrostatic
pumps. Drive wheel release valves are used to release the hydrostatic drive
system to allow the machine to be pushed without the engine running. Unhook
seat latch and tilt seat up to gain access to pumps.
With a 5/8 wrench, turn both valves one turn counter-clockwise to release drive
system.
Turn clockwise to reset system. DO NOT overtighten. DO NOT tow machine.
3.2 PRE-START
3.2.1
Fill fuel tank. For best results use only clean, fresh regular grade unleaded gasoline
with an octane rating of 87 or higher. Regular grade leaded gasoline may also be
used; however, combustion chamber and cylinder head will require more frequent
service. See Engine Owner's Manual. DO NOT add oil to gasoline.
Do Not overfill fuel tank. Never fill the fuel tank so that the fuel level rises above a
level that is 1/2” below the bottom of the filler neck to allow for fuel expansion and
prevent fuel spillage.
3.2.2
Make sure you understand the controls, their locations, their functions, and their
safety requirements.
Refer to Maintenance, Section 4, and perform all the necessary inspection and
maintenance steps.
3.2.3
3.3 MOWING
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.3.3
Operate units with the roll bar in the raised and locked position and use seat belt.
There is no rollover protection when the roll bar is down. If it is necessary to lower
roll bar do not wear the seat belt. Raise the roll bar as soon as clearance permits.
Open fuel shut-off valve.
The fuel shut-off valve is located under the seat in the fuel line between the left
fuel tank and the engine.
Starting Engine:
Brake must be engaged, the PTO switch disengaged, and the motion control
levers out (neutral lock position). (The operator does not need to be in the seat
to start the engine.)
On a cold engine, place the throttle midway between the “SLOW” and “FAST”
positions and place the choke to the “ON” position. 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 (10)
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.
After starting a cold engine, gradually return choke to the “OFF” position as the
engine warms up.
On a warm engine, place the throttle midway between the “SLOW” and “FAST”
positions and leave the choke in the “OFF” position.
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3.3.4
Engaging PTO
DANGER
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ The rotating blades under the mower
deck are dangerous.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Blade contact can cause serious injury or
kill you.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ DO NOT put hands or feet under the
mower or mower deck when the blades
are engaged.
DANGER
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ 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.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Thrown objects or blade contact can
cause serious injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ 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.
The PTO clutch push-pull switch engages the cutting blades. Be sure that all
persons are clear of mower deck and discharge area before engaging PTO.
IMPORTANT: Operator must be in seat before the PTO can be engaged.
Set throttle to "midway" position. Pull outward on the switch to the “ROTATE”
position. Accelerate to full throttle to begin mowing.
3.3.5
Stopping PTO: Set the throttle to the “midway” position. Push in on the switch to
the “STOP” position stopping the PTO.
3.3.6
Stopping Engine: Bring unit to a full stop. Disengage the PTO, move motion
control levers out to the neutral lock position and engage parking brake.
Before stopping the engine, place the throttle control midway between the “slow”
and “fast” positions. Allow the engine to run a minimum of 15 seconds; then
stop the engine.
Rotate ignition switch to “OFF” position. Remove the key to prevent children or
other unauthorized persons from starting engine.
Close fuel shut-off valve when machine will not be used for a few days, when
transporting, and when the unit is parked inside a building.
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3.4 TRANSPORTING
3.4.1
Transporting a Unit: 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.
CAUTION
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ This unit does not have proper turn
signals, lights, reflective markings, or a
slow moving vehicle emblem. These
items are required to drive on a public
street or roadway.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ 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.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Do not drive a unit on a public street or
roadway.
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Loading a unit on a trailer or truck
increases the possibility of backward tipover.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Backward tip-over of the unit could cause
serious injury or death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ 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.
3.4.2
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.
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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4. MAINTENANCE & ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ While maintenance or adjustments are
being made, someone could start the
engine.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Accidental starting of the engine could
seriously injure you or other bystanders.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Remove the key from the ignition switch
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).
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ The engine can become very hot.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Touching a hot engine can cause severe
burns.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Allow the engine to cool completely before
service or making repairs around the
engine area.
4.1 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
4.1.1
Check engine oil level:
a)
b)
c)
d)
Service Interval: Daily
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop and make sure unit is on a
level surface.
Check with engine cold.
Clean area around dipstick. Remove dipstick and wipe oil off. Reinsert the
dipstick. Screw dipstick into place. Remove the dipstick and read the oil
level.
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. Use oil as specified in the
Engine Owner’s Manual.
DO NOT overfill.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT operate the engine with the oil level below the
“LOW” (or “ADD”) mark on the dipstick, or over the “FULL” mark.
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4.1.2
Clean engine air cooling system:
Service Interval: Daily or more often in dry conditions
CAUTION
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Excessive debris can cause the engine
and hydraulic system to overheat.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Excessive debris around the engine
cooling air intake and inside of the pump
compartment can create a fire hazard.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Clean all debris from around the engine
and hydraulic pumps daily.
a)
4.1.3
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b) Clean all debris from rotating engine air intake screen and from around
engine shrouding.
Check battery charge:
Service Interval: Monthly
Allowing batteries to stand for an extended period 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.
Note: To prevent damage due to freezing, battery should be fully charged before
putting away for winter storage.
a) Check the voltage of the battery with a digital voltmeter. Locate the voltage
reading of the battery in the table below 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 cables are 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 below for
recommended charger settings).
Voltage
Reading
12.6 or greater
12.4 – 12.6
12.2 – 12.4
12.0 – 12.2
11.7 – 12.0
11.7 or less
4.1.4
Percent
Charge
100%
75 – 100%
50 – 75%
25 – 50%
0 – 25%
0%
Maximum
Charger Settings
16 volts/7 amps
16 volts/7 amps
16 volts/7 amps
14.4 volts/4 amps
14.4 volts/4 amps
14.4 volts/2 amps
Charging Interval
No Charging Required
30 Minutes
1 Hour
2 Hours
3 Hours
6 Hours or More
Clean grass build-up under deck.
Service Interval: Daily
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
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b)
Raise deck to the transport (4.5” (11.4cm) cutting height) position. Lift the
front of unit and support unit using jack stands or equivalent support.
CAUTION
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Raising the mower deck for service or
maintenance relying solely on mechanical
or hydraulic jacks could be dangerous.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ The mechanical or hydraulic jacks may
not be enough support or may
malfunction allowing the unit to fall, which
could cause injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ DO NOT rely solely on mechanical or
hydraulic jacks for support. Use adequate
jack stands or equivalent support.
4.1.5
c) Clean out any grass build-up from underside of deck and in discharge chute.
Check mower blades.
Service Interval: Daily
a) Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b) Lift deck and secure in raised position as stated in Section 4.1.4.
c) Inspect blades and sharpen or replace as required.
d) Re-install the blades (if they were removed) in the following order (See
Figure 3):
1) Install bushing through blade with bushing flange on bottom (grass)
side of blade.
2) Install bushing/blade assembly into spindle.
3) Install blade bolt and spring disc washer. Be sure the spring disc
washer cone is installed towards the bolt head. Place wrench on the top
spindle nut torque the blade bolts to 55-60 ft-lbs. (75-81 N-m).
FIGURE 3
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WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Incorrect installation of the blade or
components used to retain the blade can be
dangerous.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ 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.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Always install the original Exmark blades,
blade bushings, spring disc washers, and
blade bolts as shown.
4.1.6
Check safety interlock system.
Service Interval: Daily
NOTE: To prevent engine cut-outs on rough terrain the seat kill
switch has a 1/2 second delay.
a) 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.
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) Check 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 approx. 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 1/2 second
has elapsed.
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.
Again, run engine at one-third throttle, brake engaged, and move left
motion control lever in - engine must initiate shutdown.
Repeat again moving the right lever in, then moving both levers in engine must initiate shutdown whether operator is on seat or not.
NOTE: If machine does not pass any of these tests, do not operate.
Contact your authorized EXMARK SERVICE DEALER.
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IMPORTANT: It is essential that operator safety mechanisms be connected
and in proper operating condition prior to use for mowing.
4.1.7
4.1.8
4.1.9
4.1.10
4.1.11
4.1.12
Check rollover protections systems (roll bar) pins
Service Interval: Daily
a) Make sure latch pin and hair pin are fully installed and lanyard is in good
condition.
Check seat belt
Service Interval: Daily
a) Visually inspect seat for wear, cuts, and proper operation of retractor and
buckle. Replace before operating if damaged.
Check for loose hardware.
Service Interval: Daily
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b)
Visually inspect machine for any loose hardware or any other possible
problem. Tighten hardware or correct the problem before operating.
Service air cleaner.
Service Interval: See Engine Owner’s Manual
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b)
See Engine Owner’s Manual for cleaning instructions.
Change engine oil:
Service Interval: See Engine Owner’s Manual.
NOTE: Change oil and filter after first five (5) hrs. of operation. Follow
engine manufacturer’s recommendations for future oil changes.
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b)
Drain oil while engine is warm from operation.
c)
Oil drain hose is located on left hand side of the engine.
Place pan under machine to catch oil. Remove oil drain plug. Allow oil to
drain and replace oil drain plug. Torque plug to 20-24 ft-lbs.
d)
Replace the oil filter as per the Engine Owner’s Manual. Clean around oil
filter and unscrew filter to remove.
Before reinstalling new filter, apply a thin coating of oil on the surface of the
rubber seal. Turn filter clockwise until rubber seal contacts the filter adapter
then tighten filter an additional 2/3 to 3/4 turn.
e)
Clean around oil fill cap and remove cap. Fill to specified capacity and replace
cap. Use oil recommended in engine owner’s manual. DO NOT overfill.
f)
Start the engine and check for leaks. Stop engine and recheck oil level.
Check hydraulic oil level:
Service Interval: 40 hr.
a) Stop engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
b) Clean area around hydraulic reservoir cap and remove cap.
c) Oil level should be to the top of the baffle inside the tank. If not add oil. Use
only Mobil 1 15W-50 synthetic motor oil. Replace hydraulic reservoir cap
and tighten until snug. Do not overtighten.
NOTE: The baffle is labeled “HOT” and “COLD”. The oil level varies with the
temperature of the oil. The “HOT” level shows the level of oil when it is at
25
225°F (107°C). The “COLD” level shows the level of the oil when it is at 75°F
(24°C). Fill to the appropriate level depending upon the temperature of the oil.
For example: If the oil is about 150° F (65°C), fill to halfway between the “HOT”
and “COLD” levels. If the oil is at room temperature (about 75° F (24°C)), fill
only to the “COLD” level.
4.1.13
Check tire pressures:
Service Interval: 40 hrs.
a) Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b) Check tire pressure in all four tires.
c) Inflate caster tires to 16 psi (110 kPa).
d) Inflate drive tires to 13 psi (90 kPa).
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.
4.1.14
Check condition of belts:
Service Interval: 40 hrs.
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b)
Check under engine deck to check pump drive belt.
c)
Remove left and right belt shields on deck and lift up floor pan to inspect
deck drive belt.
d)
See Sections 4.2.3 and 4.2.4, for belt adjustment.
4.1.15
Lubricate grease fittings:
Service Interval: Refer to chart.
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b)
Lubricate fittings with one to two pumps of NGLI grade #2 multi-purpose
gun grease.
Refer to the following chart for fitting locations and lubrication schedule.
LUBRICATION CHART
FITTING
INITIAL
LOCATIONS
PUMPS
∗0
∗0
1
1
1
1. Front Caster wheel hubs w/o Zerk
2. Front Caster Pivots
3. Height Adjustment Shaft Bearings
4. Deck Drive Belt Idler Arm
5. Pump Drive Belt Idler Arm
NO. of
PLACES
SERVICE
INTERVAL
2
2
5
1
1
∗yearly
∗yearly
40 hours
yearly
yearly
∗ See 4.1.14 Section c) for special lubrication instructions on the front caster pivots and
Section 4.1.15 for special lubrication instructions on the front caster wheel hubs.
No. 5 (Pump Drive Belt Idler Arm)
Located Under Engine Frame - Grease
through hole in top of engine frame, between
pumps.
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c)
4.1.16
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: Once Yearly
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
m)
4.1.17
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to
stop, and remove key. Engage parking
brake.
Remove caster bolt and caster wheel from
caster fork. Remove seal guards from the
wheel hub.
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
FIGURE 4
nut still assembled to it) from the wheel
assembly.
Pry out seals, and inspect bearings for
wear or damage and replace if necessary.
Pack the bearings with a NGLI grade #1
multi-purpose grease.
Insert (1) bearing, (1) new seal into the
wheel.
NOTE: Seals (Exmark PN 103-0063) must be replaced.
If the axle assembly has had both spacer nuts removed (or broken loose),
apply a thread locking adhesive to (1) 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” (3 mm) from the
outer surface of the spacer nut to the end of the axle inside the nut.
Insert the assembled nut and axle into the wheel on the side of the wheel
with the new seal and bearing.
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.
Insert the second bearing and new seal into the wheel.
nd
Apply a thread locking adhesive to the 2 spacer nut and thread onto the
axle with the wrench flats facing outward.
Torque the nut to 75-80 in-lbs. (8-9 N-m), loosen, then re-torque to 20-25
in-lbs. (2-3 N-m). Make sure axle does not extend beyond either nut.
Re-install the seal guards over the wheel hub and insert wheel into caster
fork. Re-install caster bolt and tighten nut fully.
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.
Lubricate seat switch actuator:
Service Interval: 160 hrs.
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b)
Unhook seat latch and tilt seat up.
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c)
4.1.18
Lubricate switch actuator rod with spray type lubricant or light oil.
Lubricate brake handle pivot:
Service Interval: 160 hrs.
4.1.19
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b)
Lubricate bronze bushings on brake handle pivot with a spray type lubricant
or light oil.
Lubricate brake rod bushings:
Service Interval: 160 hrs.
4.1.20
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b)
Unhook seat latch and tilt seat up.
c)
Lubricate bronze bushings on each end of brake rod shaft with a spray type
lubricant or a light oil. Shaft is located under the console.
Lubricate motion control bronze bushings:
Service Interval: 160 hrs.
4.1.21
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b)
Unhook seat latch and tilt seat up.
c)
Lubricate bronze bushings on flange bearings securing the motion control
arm shafts with a light oil or a spray type lubricant.
Remove engine shrouds and clean cooling fins:
Service Interval: 80 hrs.
4.1.22
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b)
Remove cooling shrouds from engine and clean cooling fins. Also clean
dust, dirt and oil from external surfaces of engine, which can cause
improper cooling.
c)
Make sure cooling shrouds are properly reinstalled. Operating the engine
without cooling shrouds will cause engine damage due to overheating.
Check spark plug:
Service Interval: 160 hrs.
a) Remove spark plug, check condition and reset gap, or replace with new plug.
See Engine Owners Manual.
4.1.23
Change fuel filter:
Service Interval: As Required
a) A fuel filter is installed between the fuel tanks and the engine. Replace when
necessary.
Briggs & Stratton P/N 493629
4.1.24
Change hydraulic system filter:
Service Interval: After First 250 hrs.
Then yearly thereafter
NOTE: Use only Exmark Part No. 109-4180 for Summer use above 32° F
(0°C) or Part No. 1-523541 for Winter use below 32° F (0°C).
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
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b)
Locate filter under left rear corner of engine deck.
c)
Carefully clean area around filter. It is important that no dirt or
contamination enter hydraulic system.
d)
Unscrew filter to remove and allow oil to drain from reservoir.
IMPORTANT: Before reinstalling new filter, fill it with Mobil 1 15W-50 and
apply a thin coat of oil on the surface of the rubber seal.
Turn the filter clockwise until rubber seal contacts the filter adapter then
tighten the filter an additional 2/3 to 3/4 turn.
e)
Fill reservoir as stated in Section 4.1.10.
f)
Raise the rear of machine up and support with jack stands (or equivalent
support) just high enough to allow drive wheels to turn freely.
g)
Start engine and move throttle control ahead to full throttle position. Move
the speed control levers to the full speed and run for several minutes. Shut
down machine and recheck oil level.
Do not change 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 contaminates into the system.
4.1.25
Wheel hub - slotted nut torque specification
Service Interval: After First 100 hrs.
Then 500 hrs thereafter
When tightening the slotted nut on the wheel motor tapered shaft:
a)
Torque the slotted nut to 125 ft. lbs (169 N-M).
b)
Check distance from bottom of slot in nut to inside edge of hole. Two
threads (0.1”) or less should be showing.
c)
If more than two threads (0.1”) are showing remove nut and install washer
(PN 1-523157) between hub and nut.
d)
Torque the slotted nut to 125 ft. lbs (169 N-M)
e)
Then tighten the nut until the next set of slots line up with the cross hole in
the shaft.
f)
Replace cotter pin.
Note: Do not use antiseize on the wheel hub.
4.1.26
Fuel Tank – mounting hardware specification.
When installing the nuts onto the fuel tank studs, fully tighten the nyloc nut and
back off 1/2 turn. This allows for normal fuel tank expansion and contraction with
changes in temperature and fuel levels.
4.1.27
Thread locking adhesives such as “Loctite 242” or “Fel-Pro, Pro-Lock Nut Type”
are used on the following fasteners:
a)
Pump drive sheave setscrews.
b)
Square head setscrews on hydro pump control arms.
c)
Clutch retaining bolt in the end of engine crankshaft.
d)
Caster wheel spacer nuts.
e)
Fuel tank bulk head fitting nuts.
f)
Cutter housing spindle nut
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Adhesives such as “Loctite RC/609 or RC/680” or “Fel-Pro Pro-Lock Retaining I
or Retaining II” are used on the following:
a)
4.1.28
4.1.29
Fuel tank studs where studs are inserted into tank.
Mobil HTS grease (or food-grade antisieze) is used in the following locations:
a)
Between the cutter housing spindle and bearings.
b)
Between the cutter housing spindle and sheave.
c)
Under top cutter housing bearing guard.
Dielectric grease is used on all blade type electrical connections to prevent
corrosion and loss of contact.
4.2 ADJUSTMENTS
IMPORTANT: Disengage PTO, shut off engine, wait for all moving parts to stop,
and remove key before servicing, cleaning or making adjustments to the unit.
4.2.1
Cutting Height Adjustment.
a)
Stop machine and move drive levers out to neutral lock position.
b)
Disengage PTO.
c)
Raise the deck lever to the transport position (also the 4.5” (11.4 cm)
cutting height position). See Figure 5.
NOTE: When changing cutting height positions, always come to a
complete stop and disengage the PTO.
FIGURE 5
d)
Insert height adjustment pin into hole corresponding to desired cutting
height and install hairpin cotter. See decal on deck lift plate.
e)
Move lever out of transport (or 4.5” (11.4 cm) cutting height) position and
down onto height adjustment pin to mow at selected height.
f)
To transport, move lever back up to transport (or 4.5” (11.4 cm) cutting height)
position.
g)
Adjust anti-scalp rollers for Normal Operating Conditions. Stop engine, wait
for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage parking brake. Place
rollers in one of the positions shown in Figure 6. Rollers will maintain 3/4 in.
(19 mm) clearance to the ground to minimize gouging and roller wear or
damage.
For Maximum Deck Flotation, place rollers one hole position lower. Rollers
should maintain 1/4 in. (6.4 mm) minimum clearance to ground. Do Not
adjust rollers to support the deck. Be sure bolt is tightened properly or loss
of anti-scalp roller may result. Torque the whizlock nuts on each end to
40-45 ft-lbs (54-61 N-m).
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FIGURE 6
4.2.2
Deck Leveling:
a)
Position mower on a flat surface.
b)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
c)
Check tire pressure in drive tires. Proper inflation pressure for drive tires is
13 psi (90 kPa). Proper inflation for caster tires is 16 psi (110 kPa). Adjust if
necessary.
d)
Set anti-scalp rollers to top holes or remove completely for this adjustment.
e)
Raise the deck to the 4.5” (11.4 cm) height position and take as much force
as possible off of the two large deck lift springs by loosening the nuts at the
front of each spring. See Figure 7.
Lower the deck to the 1-1/2” (3.8 cm) height position. Place two 1-5/16”
(3.3 cm) thick blocks under the rear edge of the cutting deck skirt; one on
each side of the cutting deck. Place a 1-1/8” (2.9 cm) block under the
center front edge, but not under the anti-scalp roller brackets.
f)
g)
Loosen the two (2) bottom chain bolts in slots at the rear of the cutting
deck. Loosen four (4) nuts which secure front swivels (two per side), until
front chains are loose and front of deck is supported by the 1-1/8” (2.9 cm)
block. Do not loosen front chain hardware.
h)
When hardware is loosened, remaining tension in the large support springs
will tend to rotate the deck lift handle up, out of the 1 1/2” (3.8 cm) position.
Press down on the rear deck support arm (as shown in Figure 7) to firmly
return the deck lift handle to the 1 1/2” (3.8 cm) position. DO NOT push on
deck lift handle. While continuing to press down, take the slack out of the
rear chains and tighten hardware at the bottom of the rear chains.
Downward pressure may now be released.
i)
On left side, adjust front swivel using the locking nut behind the swivel until
the front chain is tight and all slack is removed from linkage. Do not lift
front of deck off 1-1/8” (2.9 cm) block. Secure front swivel using locking
nut in front of swivel. Repeat for right side.
FIGURE 7
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j)
Recheck that blocks fit just snugly under the deck skirt and that the tension
on all the chains are approximately equal. Make sure all chain attachment
bolts are tight.
k)
Raise deck lift lever to the 4.5” (11.4 cm) cutting height position (also
transport position, See Figure 6. Adjust spring compression until proper
distance is obtained between the two washers (See Figure 7) by turning the
nut at the front of each spring. Lock nuts in position with jam nuts.
l)
Reposition anti-scalp rollers and tighten securely.
NOTE: When above adjustments have been made, the front of
the deck will be slightly lower than the rear of the deck.
4.2.3
Pump Drive Belt Tension.
Self-tensioning - No adjustment necessary.
4.2.4
Deck Belt Tension.
4.2.5
Self-tensioning - No adjustment necessary.
Adjust Seat Switch.
a) If necessary, adjust the seat actuator rod length to where the machine will
shut off when the operator raises off the seat (with brake disengaged or
PTO engaged) but will continue to run with operator in seat (a slight shift in
weight should not shut machine off). Normal adjustment is when length of
spring is 2.09” (5.3 cm ) (with seat up).
NOTE: To prevent rough ground cut-outs the unit is equipped with a
time delayed seat switch. When the operator raises off the seat with
either the brake disengaged or the PTO engaged, the engine should
stop after 1/2 second has elapsed.
b)
4.2.6
To adjust seat switch, loosen lock nut on bottom of the actuator rod (5/16 x 7”
bolt) and adjust the nuts to move the actuator plate up or down on the rod.
Park Brake Adjustment.
a)
Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b)
Check tire pressure. Inflate tires to 13 psi (90kpa).
c)
Disengage the park brake.
d)
Loosen the jam nuts next to the yoke at each end of the park brake linkage.
See Figure 8.
e)
Place a wrench on one of the two nuts near the front of the park brake
linkage.
f)
Turn the linkage until the distance from the lower front corner of the brake bar
measures 1” (2.5 cm) to 1 5/16”(3.3 cm) with the park brake disengaged See
Figure 8.
g)
Tighten the jam nuts loosened in step d).
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FIGURE 8
4.2.7 Electric Clutch Adjustment:
No adjustment necessary.
4.2.8 Reverse Indicator Adjustment:
a) Stop engine, wait for all moving parts to stop, and remove key. Engage
parking brake.
b) Unhook seat latch and tilt seat forward.
c) Begin with either the left or right motion control lever. Move lever to the
neutral position and pull lever back until the clevis pin (on arm below pivot
shaft) contacts the end of the slot (just beginning to put pressure on spring),
See Figure 9.
d) Check where lever is relative to notch in console (should be centered
allowing lever to pivot outward to the neutral lock position).
e) If adjustment is needed, loosen the nut against the yoke and while applying
slight rearward pressure on the motion control lever, turn the head of the
adjustment bolt in the appropriate direction until lever is centered (keeping
rearward pressure on the lever will keep the pin at the end of the slot and
allow the adjustment bolt to move the lever to the appropriate position).
Tighten lock nut.
f)
4.2.9
Repeat on opposite side of unit.
Motion control linkage adjustment
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Engine must be running and drive wheels
must be turning so motion control
adjustment can be performed.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Contact with moving parts or hot surfaces
may cause personal injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Keep fingers, hands, and clothing clear of
rotating components and hot surfaces.
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CAUTION
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Raising the mower deck for service or
maintenance relying solely on mechanical
or hydraulic jacks could be dangerous.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ The mechanical or hydraulic jacks may
not be enough support or may
malfunction allowing the unit to fall, which
could cause injury.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ DO NOT rely solely on mechanical or
hydraulic jacks for support. Use adequate
jack stands or equivalent support.
a) This adjustment must be made with the drive wheels turning. First raise the
frame and block up so that drive wheels can rotate freely.
b) Remove the electrical connection from the seat safety switch, located directly to
the left of the seat switch assembly beside the hydraulic oil reservoir.
Temporarily install a jumper wire across the terminals in the connector of
the wiring harness.
c) Run the unit at least 5 minutes with the drive levers at full forward speed to
bring hydraulic system oil up to operating temperature.
d) Unhook seat latch and tilt seat forward.
e) Loosen lock nuts from the ball joints at each end of the RH pump control
linkage (See Figure 9).
NOTE: The nuts to the rear of the unit on each rod have left-hand threads.
TURN BOLT
HERE
REVERSE
INDICATOR
END OF
SLOT
LOOSEN
HERE
YOKE
TURN HERE
TO ADJUST
LOOSEN HERE
(LEFTHAND THREAD)
LOOSEN HERE
(RIGHTHAND THREAD)
FIGURE 9
f) 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.
g) The reverse indicator spring must be correct before the following
adjustments can be made. See Section 4.2.8.
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h) Bring the RH motion control lever into the neutral position. Adjust RH pump
control rod length by rotating the double nuts on the rod in the appropriate
direction until the wheels slightly creep in reverse (See Figure 9). Move the
motion control lever to the reverse position and while applying slight pressure
to the lever, allow the reverse indicator spring to bring the levers back to
neutral. The wheel must stop turning or slightly creep in reverse.
NOTE: The motion control lever needs to be in neutral while making
any necessary adjustments.
The left rod assembly controls the left wheel and the right rod assembly
controls the right wheel.
i) Bring the LH motion control lever into the neutral position. Adjust the LH
pump control rod length by rotating the tracking adjustment knob in the
appropriate direction until the wheels slightly creep in reverse. Move the
motion control lever to the reverse position and while applying slight
pressure to the lever allow the reverse indicator spring to bring the levers
back to neutral. The wheel must stop turning or slightly creep in reverse.
See Figure 10.
FIGURE 10
j)
Shut off unit. Remove jumper wire from wire harness connector and plug
connector into seat switch.
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5. WASTE DISPOSAL
5.1 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.
5.2 BATTERY DISPOSAL
DANGER
POTENTIAL HAZARD
♦ Battery electrolyte contains sulfuric acid,
which is poisonous and can cause severe
burns
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
♦ Swallowing electrolyte can be fatal or if it
touches skin can cause severe burns.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
♦ Wear safety glasses to shield eyes, and
rubber gloves to protect skin and clothing
when handling electrolyte.
♦ Do not swallow electrolyte.
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.
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.
6. TROUBLE SHOOTING
6.1 MOWER PULLS LEFT OR RIGHT (W/LEVERS FULLY FORWARD).
a) Refer to Tracking Adjustment Section 3.1.3.
b) Check air pressure in tires; 13 psi/drive, 16 psi/pneumatic casters.
c) Check reverse indicator and motion control linkage adjustment. See
Section 4.2.8 and 4.2.9.
6.2 MOWER CUTS UNEVENLY.
a) Check air pressure in tires; 13 psi/drive, 16 psi/pneumatic casters. A more
uniform cutting height may be obtained with higher tire pressure on rough
terrain. A lower tire pressure provides more flotation. Higher pressures in
front casters may cause them to shimmy on hard surfaces.
b)
Check deck support chains.
c)
Check deck leveling (See Adjustments Section 4.2.2.)
Note: The front of the mower deck will be approximately 1/4” (6.4 mm)
lower than the back of the mower deck. This is the “rake” of the deck.
d)
Check blades tip to tip for straightness (they should be within 3/16"
(4.8 mm) or one blade width from being in line.)
6.3 ENGINE WILL NOT START.
a)
Make sure battery is at a full charge.
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b) 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.
c) Make sure there is fuel in the fuel tank and that the fuel valve is open.
d) Be sure the seat switch is properly adjusted. See Section 4.2.5.
e) Make sure the parking brake is set and motion control levers are moved out
(neutral lock position).
f)
Check that the PTO is disengaged.
g) Check that the spark plug wires are properly connected.
h) Check for loose or faulty wiring connections.
i)
Check for corrosion at all wiring connections. Even minor corrosion may
cause a faulty connection. Clean connector terminals thoroughly with
electrical contact cleaner, apply dielectric grease and reconnect.
NOTE: When disconnecting electrical connectors DO NOT pull on the wires
to separate the connectors.
NOTE: After carefully checking the above steps, attempt to start the engine. If
it does not start, contact your authorized Exmark service dealer.
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
adjustments procedures (such as valves, governor, etc.). Have this work done
by your Engine Service Dealer.
ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
PROBLEM
NO
FUEL
IMPROPER
FUEL
DIRT IN
FUEL LINE
DIRTY AIR
FILTER
FAULTY
SPARK
PLUG
ENGINE
OVERLOADED
BLOCKED
FUEL
FILTER
Will not start
Hard starting
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Stops suddenly
X
Lacks power
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Operates
erratically
X
X
X
X
X
X
Knocks or pings
X
Skips or misfires
X
Backfires
X
X
X
X
Overheats
X
X
High fuel
consumption
X
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X
X
DIRTY
AIR
SCREEN
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
INCORRECT
OIL
LEVEL
X
X
X
X
7. BRIGGS & STRATTON ELECTRICAL DIAGRAM
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8. HYDRAULIC DIAGRAM
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9.
2-Year Limited Warranty
Exmark Turf Equipment
(For units purchased on or after October 1, 2004)
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 manufactured by Exmark and found
by us (in the exercise of our reasonable discretion) to be
defective in factory materials or workmanship for a period of
two years.
This warranty applies to Exmark turf equipment purchased on
or after October 1, 2004 sold in the US or Canada. 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.
•
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•
•
•
•
Products
Warranty Period
All Products (except as noted below)
2 years
All Attachments and Accessories
1 year
Metro 21 and Metro 26 Series
1 year
Belts and Tires
90 days
Battery
1 Year Prorated
Engine*
Warranty is covered by engine manufacturer
*Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s warranty statement
that is included in the literature packet. We are not authorized
to handle warranty adjustments on engines.
This warranty only includes the cost of parts and labor.
Items and Conditions Not Covered
This warranty does not cover the following:
•
Pickup and delivery charges to and from any authorized
Exmark Service Dealer.
•
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.
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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.
All warranty work must be performed by an authorized Exmark
Service Dealer using Exmark approved replacement parts.
Instructions for Obtaining Warranty Service
1. 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. Customers
may also call 402-223-6375.
2. Bring the product and your proof of purchase (sales
receipt) to the Exmark Service Dealer.
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
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Owner’s Responsibilities
The Exmark turf equipment, including any defective
part, 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 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.
As a condition to this warranty, customer shall have
read the operator's manual and shall have completed
and submitted to Exmark Warranty Company, within
the prescribed time, the Exmark warranty registration.
General Conditions
The sole liability of Exmark and Exmark Warranty
Company with respect to this warranty shall be repair
and replacement as set forth herein. Neither Exmark
nor Exmark Warranty Company shall have any
liability for any other cost, loss or damage, including
but not limited to, any incidental or consequential
loss or damage.
In particular, we shall have no liability or responsibility for:
•
Expenses related to gasoline, oil or lubricants.
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Travel time, overtime, after hours time or other
extraordinary repair charges or charge 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.
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Attorney's fees.
No Claim of breach of warranty shall be cause for
cancellation or rescission of the contract of sale of any
Exmark mower.
There are no understandings, agreements,
representations, or warranties, express or implied,
including but not limited to any regarding the
merchantability (that product is fit for ordinary use) or
fitness for use (that product is fit for a particular
purpose), not specified herein, respecting the equipment
which is the subject of this 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.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
SERVICE RECORD
Date
Description of Work Done
Service Done By
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SEE EXMARK’S COMPLETE
LINE OF ACCESSORIES
RIDING ACCESSORIES
CUSTOM RIDE SEAT SUSPENSION SYSTEM
DECK LIFT ASSIST KIT
HITCH KIT
LIGHT KIT
MICRO-MULCH SYSTEM
ROLL OVER PROTECTION SYSTEM (ROPS)
SNOW BLADE
SUN SHADE
TRASH CONTAINER
TURF STRIPER
ULTRA VAC COLLECTION SYSTEM
ULTRA VAC QUICK DISPOSAL SYSTEM
WALK BEHIND ACCESSORIES
GRASS CATCHER
MICRO-MULCH SYSTEM
STEERABLE SULKY
SULKY HITCH KIT
TURF STRIPER
STANDON
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WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive
harm.
© 2004-2007 EXMARK MFG. CO. INC.
INDUSTRIAL PARK BOX 808
BEATRICE, NE 68310
PART NO. 109-6436 Rev A.
(402) 223-6300
FAX (402) 223-5489
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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MFG. CO. INC.
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