Ferris Industries 5900677 Lawn Mower User Manual

OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
Comfort Control DD Series
Model Number:
5900633
5900635
5900637
5900638
5900972
Mower Deck:
Model Number:
5900636
5900644
5900645
5900646
5900647
Combo Models:
Description
CCWKAV19,
CCWKAV25,
CCWKAV19CE,
CCWKAV25CE,
CCWKAV26,
Description
CCW/48, 48” Cut
CCW/52, 52” Cut
CCW/61, 61” Cut
CCW/48CE, 48” Cut
CCW/52CE, 52” Cut
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Tractor:
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Walk-Behind Mowers
Model Number:
5900677
5900678
5900679
5900680
5900688
5900689
5900727
5900973
5900974
5900975
5900976
5900552
5900553
5900555
5900554
Description
CCWKAV1948
CCWKAV1952
CCWKAV2552
CCWKAV2561
CCWKAV1948CE
CCWKAV2552CE
CCWKAV1948SDCE
CCWKAV2652
CCWKAV2661
CCWKAV2048
CCWKAV2052
CCWKAV2148
CCWKAV2152
CCWKAV2452
CCWKAV2461
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5100647
Revision W
Thank you for purchasing this quality-built FERRIS product. We’re pleased that you’ve placed your confidence
in the FERRIS brand. When operated and maintained according to the instructions in this manual, your FERRIS
product will provide many years of dependable service.
This manual contains safety information to make you aware of the hazards and risks associated with this machine
and how to avoid them. This machine is designed and intended to be used and maintained according to the manual
and operated by trained professionals for finish cutting of established lawns and is not intended for any other
purpose. It is important that you read and understand these instructions thoroughly before attempting to start or
operate this equipment. Save these original instructions for future reference.
PRODUCT REFERENCE DATA
Unit Model Number
Unit SERIAL Number
Mower Deck Model Number
Mower Deck SERIAL Number
Dealer Name
Date Purchased
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ENGINE REFERENCE DATA
Engine Make
Engine Model
Engine Type/Spec
Engine Code/Serial Number
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See Features & Controls Section for the location of
Identification Numbers
WARNING
Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC
Copyright © 2012 Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Milwaukee, WI, USA. All rights reserved.
Ferris is a trademark of Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Milwaukee, WI, USA.
Contact Information:
Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC
5375 N. Main St.
Munnsville, NY 13409-4003
(800) 933-6175
www.ferrisindustries.com
Engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known by the state of California
to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm.
WARNING
Battery posts, terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds—chemicals known to the
state of California to cause cancer or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
Table of Contents
Safety Rules & Information ............................... 2
Identification Tags ............................................. 8
Safety Decals ...................................................... 9
Safety Interlock System .................................. 10
Safety Icons ...................................................... 11
Features & Controls ......................................... 12
Control Functions (S/N: 2013964104 & Below) ....12
Control Functions (S/N: 2013964105 & Above) ....14
Operation
Regular Maintenance
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General Operating Safety......................................16
Checks Before Starting .........................................16
Starting the Engine ................................................17
Stopping the Mower ..............................................17
Driving the Mower .................................................18
Mowing..................................................................20
Mowing Recommendations...................................20
Mowing Methods ...................................................21
Pushing the Mower by Hand .................................22
Storage..................................................................23
Starting After Long Term Storage .........................23
Maintenance Schedule .........................................24
Checking Tire Pressures .......................................25
Checking/Adding Fuel ...........................................25
Fuel Filter ..............................................................25
Oil & Filter Change ................................................25
Check Hydraulic Oil Level .....................................26
Check / Change Air FIlter ......................................26
Lubrication ............................................................27
Cleaning the Battery and Cables...........................28
Servicing the Mower Blades..................................29
Troubleshooting, Adjustments & Repair
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Troubleshooting the Mower...................................30
Troubleshooting the Mower Deck .........................31
Troubleshooting Common Cutting Problems ........32
Mowing Height Adjustment ...................................33
Deck Lift Rod Timing Adjustment ..........................33
Deck Leveling Adjustment.....................................34
Mower Belt Replacement ......................................35
Transmission Drive Belt Replacement ..................37
Transmission Neutral & Tracking Adjustments .....38
Transmission Maintenance & Service ...................39
Battery Service ......................................................40
Specifications ................................................... 42
Slope Identification Guide............................... 43
NOTE: In this manual, “left” and “right” are referred to as
seen from the operating position.
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Safety Rules & Information
Operating Safety
Congratulations on purchasing a superior-quality piece of
lawn and garden equipment. Our products are designed and
manufactured to meet or exceed all industry standards for safety.
Do not operate this machine unless you have been trained.
Reading and understanding this operator’s manual is a way to
train yourself.
Power equipment is only as safe as the operator. If it is misused,
or not properly maintained, it can be dangerous! Remember, you
are responsible for your safety and that of those around you.
Use common sense, and think through what you are doing. If
you are not sure that the task you are about to perform can be
safely done with the equipment you have chosen, ask a
professional: contact your local authorized dealer.
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Read the Manual
The operator’s manual contains important safety
information you need to be aware of BEFORE you
operate your unit as well as DURING operation.
Safe operating techniques, an explanation of the
product’s features and controls, and maintenance
information is included to help you get the most out of
your equipment investment.
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Be sure to completely read the Safety Rules and
Information found on the following pages. Also
completely read the Operation section.
Children
Tragic accidents can occur with children. Do
not allow them anywhere near the area of
operation. Children are often attracted to the
unit and mowing activity. Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
If there is a risk that children may enter the
area where you are mowing, have another
responsible adult watch them.
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Safety Rules & Information
Slope Operation
You could be seriously injured if you use this unit on too steep of
a slope. Using the unit on a slope that is too steep where you do
not have adequate footing and unit traction (and control) can cause
you to lose control and possibly slip and fall or roll the unit over.
Always mow across slopes, not up and down (you could slip and
fall.)
Also, note that the surface you are on can greatly impact your
ability to safely operate this machine. Wet grass or soft soil can
seriously affect your footing and traction of the unit. Do not
operate on slopes that are slippery, wet, or have soft soil.
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Thrown Objects
This unit has spinning mower blades. These blades can pick up and
throw debris that could seriously injure a bystander. Be sure to clean
up the area to be mowed and remove objects that could be thrown by
the blade BEFORE you start mowing.
Do not operate this unit without the entire grass catcher or discharge
guard (deflector) in place.
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Also, do not allow anyone in the area while the unit is running! If
someone does enter the area, shut the unit off immediately until they
leave.
Moving Parts
This equipment has many moving parts that can injure
you or someone else. However, if you stay in the
operator zone (area behind the handles and controls),
and follow the safety rules in this operator’s manual, the
unit is safe to operate.
The mower deck has spinning mower blades that can
amputate hands and feet. Do not allow anyone near the
unit while it is running! Keep safety devices (guards,
shields, and switches) in place and working.
To help you, the operator, use this equipment safely, it
is equipped with an operator-present safety system. Do
NOT attempt to alter or bypass the system. See your
dealer immediately if the system does not pass all the
safety interlock system tests found in this manual.
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Safety Rules & Information
Fuel and Maintenance
Always disengage all drives, shutoff the engine and
remove the key before doing any cleaning, refueling or
servicing.
Gasoline and its vapors are extremely flammable. Do not
smoke while operating or refueling. Do not add fuel while
engine is hot or running. Allow engine to cool for at least
3 minutes prior to adding fuel.
Do not add fuel indoors, in an enclosed trailer, garage or
other enclosed area that is not well ventilated. Gasoline
spills should be cleaned up promptly and before operation
begins.
Gasoline should be stored only in sealed containers
approved for fuel.
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Proper maintenance is critical to the safety and
performance of your unit. Keep the unit free of
grass, leaves and excess oil. Be sure to perform the
maintenance procedures listed in this manual, especially
periodically testing the safety system.
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Enclosed Areas
Only operate this unit outdoors and
away from unventilated areas such as
inside garages or enclosed trailers.
The engine emits poisonous carbon
monoxide gas and prolonged exposure
in an enclosed area can result in
serious injury or death.
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Safety Rules & Information
Read these safety rules and follow them closely. Failure to obey these rules could result in loss
of control of unit, severe personal injury or death to you, or bystanders, or damage to property or
equipment. This mowing deck is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects.
The triangle
in text signifies important cautions or warnings which must be followed.
TRAINING
PREPARATION
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1. Evaluate the terrain to determine what
accessories and attachments are needed to
properly and safely perform the job. Use only
accessories and attachments approved by the
manufacturer.
2. Wear appropriate clothing including safety shoes,
safety glasses and ear protection. Long hair,
loose clothing or jewelry may get tangled in
moving parts.
3. Inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used and remove all objects such as rocks, toys
and wire, which can be thrown by the machine.
4. Use extra care when handling gasoline and
other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are
explosive.
a) Use only an approved container.
b) Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the
engine running. Allow engine to cool before
refueling. Do not smoke.
c) Never refuel or drain the machine indoors.
5. Check that operator’s presence controls, safety
switches and shields are attached and functioning
properly. Do not operate unless they are
functioning properly.
OPERATION
2. Mow only in the daylight or with good artificial
light, keeping away from holes and hidden
hazards.
3. Be sure all drives are in neutral and parking brake
is engaged before starting engine. Only start
engine from the operator’s position. Use seat
belts if provided.
4. Be sure of your footing while using pedestrian
controlled equipment, especially when backing up.
Walk, don’t run. Reduced footing could cause
slipping.
5. Slow down and use extra care on hillsides. Be
sure to travel in the recommended direction on
hillsides. Turf conditions can affect the machines
stability. Use caution when operating near dropoffs.
6. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely
necessary. Always look down and behind before
and while traveling in reverse.
7. Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do
not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower
without either the entire grass catcher or the
deflector in place.
8. Slow down and use caution when making turns
and when changing directions on slopes.
9. Never raise deck with the blades running.
10. Never leave a running unit unattended. Always
disengage the PTO, set parking brake, stop
engine, and remove keys before dismounting.
Keep hands and feet away from the cutting units.
11. Turn off the PTO switch to disengage the blades
when not mowing.
12. Never operate with guards not securely in place.
Be sure all interlocks are attached, adjusted
properly and functioning properly.
13. Never operate with the discharge deflector raised,
removed or altered, unless using a grass catcher.
14. Do not change the engine governor setting or
overspeed the engine.
15. Stop on level ground, lower implements,
disengage drives, engage parking brake, shut off
engine before leaving the operator’s position for
any reason including emptying the grass catchers
or unclogging the chute.
16. Stop equipment and inspect blades after striking
objects or abnormal vibration occurs. Make
necessary repairs before resuming operations.
17. Keep hands and feet away from the cutting units.
18. Look behind and down before backing up to be
sure of a clear path.
19. Never carry passengers and keep pets and
bystanders away.
20. Do not operate the unit while under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
21. Slow down and use caution when making turns
and crossing roads and sidewalks. Stop blades if
not mowing.
22. Use care when loading or unloading the machine
into a trailer or truck.
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1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions in
the manual and on the unit before starting. If the
operator(s) or mechanic(s) can not read English
it is the owner’s responsibility to explain this
material to them.
2. Become familiar with the safe operation of the
equipment, operator controls, and safety signs.
3. All operators and mechanics should be trained.
The owner is responsible for training the users.
4. Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar
with the instructions, to operate the unit.
5. Never let children or untrained people operate
or service the equipment. Local regulations may
restrict the age of the operator.
6. The owner/user can prevent and is responsible
for accidents or injuries occurring to themselves,
other people or property.
7. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and
above, are involved in a large percentage of riding
mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and others
from serious injury.
1. Never run an engine in an enclosed area.
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Safety Rules & Information
23. Use care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees or other objects that may obscure vision.
24. To reduce fire hazard, keep unit free of grass,
leaves & excess oil. Do not stop or park over dry
leaves, grass or combustible materials.
WARNING
It is a violation of California Public Resource
Code, Section 4442, to use or operate the
engine on any forest-covered, brush-covered
or grass-covered land unless the exhaust
system is equipped with a spark arrester,
as defined in Section 4442, maintained in
effective working order. Other states or federal
jurisdictions may have similar laws. Contact
an Authorized Service Dealer to obtain a spark
arrester designed for the exhaust system
installed on this engine.
25. OSHA regulations may require the use of hearing
protection when exposed to sound levels greater
than 85 dBA for an 8 hour time period.
This machine produces sound levels
in excess of 85 dBA at the operator’s
ear and can cause hearing loss
though extended periods of exposure.
Wear hearing protection when operating this
machine.
SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and
tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or
death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot
back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not
drive on it.
WARNING
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Operating on steep slopes can cause sliding
and loss of steering, control and rollover.
Select slow ground speed before driving onto
slope. Use extra caution when operating on
slopes with rear-mounted grass catchers.
Mow across the face of slopes, not up and
down, use caution when changing directions
and DO NOT START OR STOP ON SLOPE.
Do
1. Mow across slopes, not up and down.
2. Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
3. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain
could overturn the unit. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
4. Use slow speed. Choose a slow speed so that
you will not have to stop or change speed while
on the slope.
5. Use extra care with grass catchers or other
attachments. These can change the stability of
the unit.
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CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to
the presence of children. Children are often attracted
to the unit and the mowing activity. Never assume that
children will remain where you last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and under
the watchful care of another responsible adult.
2. Be alert and turn unit off if children enter the area.
3. Before and during reverse operation, look behind
and down for small children.
4. Never allow children to operate the unit.
5. Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
vision.
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CAUTION
6. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and
gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed
or direction.
7. See your authorized dealer for recommendations
of available weights to improve stability.
Do Not
1. Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope.
If tires lose traction (i.e. machine stops forward
motion on a slope), disengage the blade(s) (PTO)
and drive slow off the slope.
2. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then,
turn slowly.
3. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The operator could lose footing or
balance or mower could suddenly turn over if a
wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an
edge caves in.
4. Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced footing or
traction could cause sliding.
5. Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
6. Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
EMISSIONS
1. Engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known, in certain quantities, to cause
cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
2. Look for the relevant Emissions Durability Period
and Air Index information on the engine emissions
label.
IGNITION SYSTEM (GASOLINE MODELS)
1. This spark ignition system complies with Canadian
ICES-002.
Safety Rules & Information
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
To avoid personal injury or property damage, use
extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is
extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.
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Safe Handling of Gasoline
1. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other
sources of ignition.
2. Use only approved gasoline containers.
3. Never remove the gas cap or add fuel with the
engine running. Allow the engine to cool before
refueling.
4. Never fuel the machine indoors.
5. Never store the machine or fuel container where
there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such
as near a water heater or other appliance.
6. Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck bed with a plastic bed liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from your vehicle
before filling.
7. Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck
or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not
possible, then refuel such equipment on a trailer
with a portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
8. Keep nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank
or container opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
9. If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
10. Never over-fill the fuel tank. Replace gas cap and
tighten securely.
11. Use extra care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are flammable and vapors are
explosive.
12. If fuel is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine
but move the machine away from the area of
spillage and avoid creating any source of ignition
until fuel vapors have dissipated.
13. Replace all fuel tank caps and fuel container caps
securely.
mufflers, and engine to prevent fires. Clean up oil
or fuel spillage.
10. Let engine cool before storing and do not store
near flame.
11. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an
object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
12. Park machine on level ground. Never allow
untrained personnel to service machine.
13. Use jack stands to support components when
required.
14. Carefully release pressure from components with
stored energy.
15. 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.
16. Use care when checking blades. Wrap the
blade(s) or wear gloves, and use caution when
servicing them. Only replace blades. Never
straighten or weld them.
17. Keep hands and feet away from moving parts.
If possible, do not make adjustments with the
engine running.
18. Charge batteries in an open well ventilated area,
away from spark and flames. Unplug charger
before connecting or disconnecting from battery.
Wear protective clothes and use insulated tools.
19. Grass catcher components are subject to wear,
damage, and deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown.
Frequently check components and replace
with manufacturer’s recommended parts, when
necessary.
20. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as required.
21. Use only factory authorized replacement parts
when making repairs.
22. Always comply with factory specifications on all
settings and adjustments.
23. Only authorized service locations should be
utilized for major service and repair requirements.
24. Never attempt to make major repairs on this unit
unless you have been properly trained. Improper
service procedures can result in hazardous
operation, equipment damage and voiding of
manufacturer’s warranty.
25. Units with hydraulic pumps, hoses, or motors:
WARNING: Hydraulic fluid escaping under
pressure may have sufficient force to penetrate
skin and cause serious injury. If foreign fluid is
injected into the skin it must be surgically removed
within a few hours by a doctor familiar with this
form of injury or gangrene may result. Keep body
and hands away from pin holes or nozzles that
eject hydraulic fluid under high pressure. Use
paper or cardboard, and not hands, to search for
leaks. Make sure all hydraulic fluid connections
are tight and all hydraulic hoses and lines are in
good condition before applying pressure to the
system. If leaks occur, have the unit serviced
immediately by your authorized dealer.
26. WARNING: Stored energy device. Improper
release of springs can result in serious personal
injury. Springs should be removed by an
authorized technician.
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Maintenance and Storage
1. Always observe safe refueling and fuel
handling practices when refueling the unit after
transportation or storage.
2. Always follow the engine manual instructions for
storage preparations before storing the unit for
both short and long term periods.
3. Always follow the engine manual instructions for
proper start-up procedures when returning the unit
to service.
4. Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, such as in a water
heater. Allow unit to cool before storing.
5. Shut off fuel while storing or transporting. Do not
store fuel near flames or drain indoors.
6. Keep all hardware, especially blade attachment
bolts, tight and keep all parts in good working
condition. Replace all worn or damaged decals.
7. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly.
8. Disengage drives, lower implement, set parking
brake, stop engine and remove key or disconnect
spark plug wire. Wait for all movement to stop
before adjusting, cleaning or repairing.
9. Clean grass and debris from cutting units, drives,
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Identification Numbers
Identification Numbers
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Power Head
Identification Tag
North American
Models
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PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
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MODEL XXXXXXX
SERIAL XXXXXXXX
NO
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XXX kW
PL
XXX kg
Mower Deck
Identification Tag
XXX
CE Models
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20xx
Briggs & Stratton Power Product Group, LLC
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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Fig. 1 Location of Identification Tags.
Assembled in U.S.A
When contacting your authorized dealer for
replacement parts, service, or information you
MUST have these numbers.
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Record your model/serial number and engine serial
numbers on the space provided for easy access.
These numbers can be found in the locations shown.
NOTE: For location of engine identification numbers,
refer to the engine owner’s manual.
B
CE IDENTIFICATION TAG
MARKINGS
Manufacturer’s Identification Number
Product Description
Serial Number
Manufacturer’s Address
CE Compliance Logo
Year of Manufacture
Maximum Engine Speed in Rotations per Minute
Power Rating in Kilowatts
Mass of Unit in Kilograms
Sound Power in Decibels*
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B.
C.
D.
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F.
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PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
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MODEL XXXXXXX
XXX kW
XXX kg
SERIAL XXXXXXXX
NO
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20xx
Briggs & Stratton Power Product Group, LLC
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Assembled in U.S.A
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This unit complies with European Harmonized Lawn Mower
Standard EN 836, European Machinery Directive 2006/42/
EC, and European EMC Directive 2004/108/EEC
* Tested according to 2000/14/EC
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Safety Decals
SAFETY DECALS
ALL MODELS
Before operating your unit, read the safety decals.
The cautions and warnings are for your safety.
To avoid a personal injury or damage to the unit,
understand and follow all the safety decals.
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WARNING
If any safety decals become worn or damaged, and
cannot be read, order replacement decals from your
local dealer.
4, 5
1
NORTH AMERICAN MODELS
2
2
6
3, 7, 8
DANGER
Amputation and thrown objects hazard
Keep hands and feet
away from deck.
Do not operate mower
unless discharge chute
or entire grass catcher
is in its proper place.
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7101665
4
3, 7, 8
CE MODELS (EXPORT)
7
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5
6
8
This decal is installed on the battery for CE models only.
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Safety Interlock System / Safety Icons
SAFETY INTERLOCK
SYSTEM
This unit is equipped with safety interlock switches.
These safety systems are present for your safety,
do not attempt to bypass safety switches, and never
tamper with safety devices. Check their operation
regularly.
Operational SAFETY Checks
Test 1 — Engine should NOT crank if:
• PTO switch is engaged, OR
• Parking brake is not engaged, OR
• Motion control handle is not in the NEUTRAL
position
Test 2 — Engine SHOULD crank if:
The alert symbol
is used to identity safety
information about hazards that can result in personal
injury. A signal word (DANGER, WARNING, or
CAUTION) is used with the alert symbol to indicate
the likelihood and the potential severity of the injury.
In addition, a hazard icon may be used to represent
the type of hazard. An explanation of hazard levels
and icons are as follows:
DANGER
This indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, will
result in serious injury or death.
WARNING
This indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could
result in serial injury or death.
CAUTION
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• PTO switch is NOT engaged, AND
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL &
SIGNAL WORDS
• Parking brake is engaged, AND
• Motion control handle is in the NEUTRAL position
Test 3 — Engine should SHUT OFF if:
• Operator releases the operator presence handles
with PTO engaged, OR
This indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might
result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION or NOTICE
These messages presented without the alert symbol
indicate a situation where the unit or property could
be damaged.
• Operator releases the operator presence handles
with parking brake disengaged.
Test 4 — Blade Brake Check
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Mower blades and mower drive belt should come to
a complete stop within seven seconds after electric
PTO switch is turned off (or operator releases the
operator presence handles). If mower drive belt does
not stop within seven seconds, see your dealer.
NOTE: Once the engine has stopped, PTO switch
must be turned off, parking brake must be engaged,
and the motion control handle must be returned to
the NEUTRAL position in order to start the engine.
WARNING
If the unit does not pass a safety test, do not
operate it. See your authorized dealer. Under
no circumstance should you attempt to defeat
the purpose of the safety interlock system.
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CE Safety Icons
NORTH AMERICAN SAFETY ICONS
A
B
E
C
F
G
D
H
Danger: Machine Rollover.
Operating on steep slopes can
cause sliding and loss of steering,
control and rollover.
Danger: Dismemberment.
This machine can crush and cut.
Keep hands away from belts and
pulleys.
Warning : Fire hazard
Keep children, open flames and
sparks away from the battery,
which could ignite explosive gases.
Warning: Sulfuric acid can cause
blindness or severe burns
Always wear safety goggles or a
face shield when working on or
near a battery.
Callout Description
Alert
B
Read the Manual
C
Fire Hazard
D
Go Across Slopes, Not Up and Down
E
Rollover Hazard
F
Amputation - Hand in Blade
G
Amputation - Foot in Blade
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Thrown Objects
CE SAFETY ICONS
Warning: Batteries produce
explosive gases
Read and understand the
Operator’s Manual before using
this machine.
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Important: Do not discard a
battery in the trash
Contact local authorities for
disposal and/or recycling of
batteries.
Warning: Read Operator’s
Manual.
Read and understand the
Operator’s Manual before using
this machine.
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Danger: Fire Hazard.
Keep unit free of grass, leaves and
excess oil. Do not add fuel while
engine is hot or running. Stop
engine and allow to cool for at least 3 minutes prior to
adding fuel. Do not add fuel indoors, in an enclosed
trailer, garage or other enclosed areas. Clean up
spilled fuel. Do not smoke while operating this
machine.
Danger: Thrown Objects.
This machine is capable of
throwing objects and debris. Keep
bystanders away.
Danger: Dismemberment.
This mower deck can amputate
limbs. Keep hands and feet away
from blades.
Danger: Carbon Monoxide
Poisoning.
Do not operate the engine in an
unventilated area.
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Features & Controls
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S/N: 2013964104 & Below
Please take a moment and familiarize
yourself with the name, location, and
function of these controls so that you will
better understand the safety and operating
instructions provided in this manual.
CONTROL FUNCTIONS
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The information below briefly describes the function of individual controls. Starting, stopping, driving, and
mowing require the combined use of several controls applied in specific sequences. To learn what combination
and sequence of controls to use for various tasks see the OPERATION section.
Forward Speed Control Lever
Reverse Speed Control Levers
These levers control the ground speed of the mower.
The forward lever control the forward ground speed of
both drive wheels.
The left reverse lever controls the steering and
reverse ground speed of the left drive wheel and the
right reverse lever controls the steering and reverse
ground speed of the right drive wheel.
NOTE: The further a lever is moved away from the
neutral position the faster the drive wheel will turn.
See the Operation section for steering instructions.
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Left Hand Forward Speed Override
Lever
Right Hand Forward Speed Override
Lever
The forward speed override levers were designed
to provide increased traction and controllability for
operation on slopes and sidehills.
To increase the speed of the left drive tire press the
Left Hand Forward Speed Override Lever down.
To increase the speed of the right drive tire press the
Right Hand Forward Speed Override Lever down.
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Ignition Switch
Choke
The ignition switch starts and stops the engine, it has
three positions:
OFF
Stops the engine and shuts off the
electrical system.
RUN
Allows the engine to run and
powers the electrical system.
START Cranks the engine for starting.
NOTE: Never leave the ignition switch in the RUN
position with the engine stopped–this drains the
battery.
Close the choke for cold starting. Open the choke
once the engine starts. A warm engine may not
require choking. Pull the knob UP to close the choke.
Push to knob DOWN to open the choke.
Neutral Return Pedal
The neutral return pedal provides a hands-free
return to neutral. This is used in conjunction with the
Reverse Speed Control Levers (B) to properly stop
the machine.
See the Operation section for steering instructions.
Parking Brake Handle
The parking brake is released by pushing DOWN on
the parking brake handle until it stops. To engage
the parking brake, pull UP on the handle until it locks
over center.
ENGAGE
To remove the cap, turn counterclockwise.
Cutting Height Adjust Handle
The Cutting height adjust handle controls the mower
cutting height. To adjust the mower cutting height,
turn the crank handle clockwise to raise the cutting
height. Turn the crank handle counterclockwise to
lower the cutting height.
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DISENGAGE Releases the parking
brake.
Fuel Tank Cap
Locks the parking brake.
PTO (Power Take Off) Switch
The PTO switch engages and disengages the mower.
Pull UP on the switch to engage, and push DOWN to
disengage.
Engine Kill/Operator Presence
Handles
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These handles are a major factor in the safety
interlock system of the mower. The handles are
sensitive to touch, and if you release the handles
while operating the machine, the machine will stall.
The operator must be touching the handles in order to
deactivate the engine kill system. The operator must
be in the operator’s area touching the handles to
engage the Engine Kill / Operator Presence Handles
before disengaging the parking brake and engaging
the PTO switch. Also, see Auxillary Engine Kill/
Operator Presence Lever.
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Auxillary Engine Kill/Operator
Presence Lever
This lever is a major factor in the safety interlock
system of the mower. The engine kill/operator
presence handles are sensitive to touch, and if
you wear gloves while operating this machine, the
handles may not detect your presence. The operator
must be touching the handles or have the auxillary
lever depressed in order to deactivate the engine kill
system. The operator must be in the operator’s area
touching the handles or depress the auxillary lever to
engage the Engine Kill / Operator Presence Safety
System before disengaging the parking brake and
engaging the PTO switch.
Throttle Control
The throttle controls engine speed. Move the
throttle forward to increase engine speed and back
to decrease engine speed. Always operate at FULL
throttle.
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S/N: 2013964105 - 2014550197
Please take a moment and familiarize
yourself with the name, location, and
function of these controls so that you will
better understand the safety and operating
instructions provided in this manual.
CONTROL FUNCTIONS
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The information below briefly describes the function of individual controls. Starting, stopping, driving, and
mowing require the combined use of several controls applied in specific sequences. To learn what combination
and sequence of controls to use for various tasks see the OPERATION section.
Forward Speed Control Lever
Reverse Speed Control Levers
These levers control the ground speed of the mower.
The forward lever control the forward ground speed of
both drive wheels.
The left reverse lever controls the steering and
reverse ground speed of the left drive wheel and the
right reverse lever controls the steering and reverse
ground speed of the right drive wheel.
NOTE: The further a lever is moved away from the
neutral position the faster the drive wheel will turn.
See the Operation section for steering instructions.
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Left Hand Forward Speed Override
Lever
Right Hand Forward Speed Override
Lever
The forward speed override levers were designed
to provide increased traction and controllability for
operation on slopes and sidehills.
To increase the speed of the left drive tire press the
Left Hand Forward Speed Override Lever down.
To increase the speed of the right drive tire press the
Right Hand Forward Speed Override Lever down.
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Parking Brake Handle
S/N: 2014550198 & Above
The parking brake is released by pushing DOWN on
the parking brake handle until it stops. To engage
the parking brake, pull UP on the handle until it locks
over center.
DISENGAGE Releases the parking
brake.
ENGAGE
Locks the parking brake.
Engine Kill/Operator Presence
Handles
Throttle Control
The throttle controls engine speed. Move the throttle
forward to increase engine speed and back to
decrease engine speed. Always operate at FULL
throttle.
Choke
Ignition Switch
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These handles are a major factor in the safety
interlock system of the mower. The handles are
not tied together, but the safety switches are, so
depressing one handle will operate the safety interlock
system. The operator must depress the handles in
order to deactivate the engine kill system. Handles
must be depressed to disengage the parking brake
and engage the PTO switch.
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Close the choke for cold starting. Open the choke
once the engine starts. A warm engine may not
require choking. Pull the knob UP to close the choke.
Push to knob DOWN to open the choke.
Neutral Return Pedal
The neutral return pedal provides a hands-free
return to neutral. This is used in conjunction with the
Reverse Speed Control Levers (B) to properly stop
the machine.
The ignition switch starts and stops the engine, it has
three positions:
OFF
Stops the engine and shuts off the
electrical system.
RUN
Allows the engine to run and
powers the electrical system.
START Cranks the engine for starting.
NOTE: Never leave the ignition switch in the RUN
position with the engine stopped–this drains the
battery.
PTO (Power Take Off) Switch
The PTO switch engages and disengages the mower.
Pull UP on the switch to engage, and push DOWN to
disengage.
See the Operation section for steering instructions.
Fuel Tank Cap
To remove the cap, turn counterclockwise.
Cutting Height Adjust Handle
The Cutting height adjust handle controls the mower
cutting height. To adjust the mower cutting height, turn
the crank handle clockwise to raise the cutting height.
Turn the crank handle counterclockwise to lower the
cutting height.
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GENERAL OPERATING SAFETY
Before first time operation:
• Be sure to read all information in the Safety and
Operation sections before attempting to operate
this tractor and mower.
• Become familiar with all of the controls and how to
stop the unit.
• Drive in an open area without mowing to become
accustomed to the unit.
CHECKS BEFORE STARTING
• Check that crankcase is filled to full mark on
dipstick (B, Figure 2). See the engine Operator’s
Manual for instructions and oil recommendations.
• Make sure all nuts, bolts, screws and pins are in
place and tight.
• Fill the fuel tank (A) with fresh fuel. Refer to
engine manual for fuel recommendations.
• Check the hydraulic oil tank (C) and make sure
that the oil level is up to the FULL COLD mark.
WARNING
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C
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Before leaving the operator’s position for any
reason, engage the parking brake, disengage
the PTO, stop the engine and remove the key.
To reduce fire hazard, keep the engine, tractor
and mower free of grass, leaves and excess
grease. Do not stop or park tractor over dry
leaves, grass or combustible materials.
Gasoline is highly flammable and must be
handled with care. Never fill the tank when the
engine is still hot from recent operation. Do not
allow open flame, smoking or matches in the
area. Avoid over-filling and wipe up any spills.
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Figure 2. Pre-start Checks
A. Fuel Tank Filler Neck
B. Crankcase Oil Fill
C. Hydraulic Oil Fill
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WARNING
If you do not understand how a specific control
functions, or have not yet thoroughly read the
FEATURES & CONTROLS section, do so now.
Do NOT attempt to operate the tractor without
first becoming familiar with the location and
function of ALL controls.
STARTING THE ENGINE
STOPPING THE MOWER
1. Engage the parking brake and make sure the PTO
switch is disengaged and the motion control lever
is in the NEUTRAL position.
1. Gently squeeze both steering control levers evenly
to stop the machine.
2. Set the engine throttle control to FULL throttle
position. Then fully close the choke by pulling the
knob OUT fully.
3. Once the machine is stopped, firmly depress the
neutral return pedal to place the transmissions in
neutral.
2. Disengage the PTO by pushing down on the PTO
switch.
3.Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn it to
the START position.
3. Engage the parking brake by pulling the handle up
and back until it stops.
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NOTE: A warm engine may not require choking.
4. After the engine starts, gradually open the choke
(push knob down fully). Reduce to half throttle
speed and allow to warm up.
4. Move the throttle control to mid-throttle position
and turn the ignition key to OFF. Remove the key.
Warm up the engine by running it for at least a minute
before engaging the PTO switch or driving the mower.
5. After warming the engine, ALWAYS operate
the unit at FULL THROTTLE when mowing.
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In the event of an emergency the engine can be
stopped by simply turning the ignition switch
to STOP. Use this method only in emergency
situations. For normal engine shut down follow the
procedure given in STOPPING THE MOWER
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DRIVING THE MOWER
NOTE: Before attempting to drive the mower make
sure you have read the Features and Controls section
and understand the location and function of the
controls.
The hydrostatic transmission has an infinite number
of speeds between full speed forward and reverse,
with the faster speeds being achieved by moving
the forward speed control lever and reverse steering
control levers farthest in the direction of travel.
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For normal use, the throttle should be kept fully open
and the ground speed of the machine determined
by the speed control lever. When transporting the
machine or when loading or unloading from a truck
or trailer, partial throttle should be used to slow the
reaction time of the controls and reduce noise.
Figure 3. Forward Travel.
A. Forward Speed Control Lever
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Practice maneuvering the machine at a slow engine
speed on level ground with the blade engagement
switch in the “OFF” position until you are familiar with
the controls.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND SET FORWARD SPEED
(See Figure 3.)
1. Disengage the parking brake.
2. Gently move the forward speed control lever (A,
Figure 3) forward until desired speed is achieved.
TO MOVE BACKWARD (See Figure 4.)
1. Disengage the parking brake.
2. Gently squeeze both reverse steering control
levers (A, Figure 4) evenly, until desired speed is
achieved.
TO SLOW OR STOP MACHINE
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1. Gently squeeze both steering control levers evenly
to slow the machine.
2. Continuing to squeeze the steering control levers
will stop the machine.
3. Once the machine is stopped, firmly depress the
neutral return pedal to place the transmissions in
neutral.
4. Engage the parking brake.
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Figure 4. Reverse Travel.
A. Reverse Steering Control Levers
NOTE: Continuing to squeeze the steering control
levers after the machine is stopped, will cause the
machine to move in reverse.
TO TURN MACHINE
NOTE: ALWAYS REDUCE SPEED IN A TURN.
To make a left-hand turn (See Figure 5):
Gently squeeze the left hand steering control lever (A,
Figure 5). A sharp or gentle turn is determined by the
amount of force applied to the steering control lever.
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Figure 5. Left Turn Travel.
A. Left Hand Steering Control Lever
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To make a right-hand turn (See Figure 6):
Gently squeeze the right hand steering control lever
(A, Figure 6). A sharp or gentle turn is determined
by the amount of force applied to the steering control
lever.
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Figure 6. Right Turn Travel.
A. Right Hand Steering Control Lever
TEMPORARILY INCREASE FORWARD SPEED
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The forward override levers were designed to provide
increased traction and controllability for operation on
slopes and side hills.
To increase the forward speed to the left hand
wheel (See Figure 7):
Gently depress the left hand forward speed override
lever (A, Figure 7) to temporarily increase the speed
to the left hand wheel.
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Figure 7. Increase Speed To The Left Wheel.
A. Left Hand Forward Speed Override Lever
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To increase the forward speed to the right hand
wheel (See Figure 8):
Gently depress the right hand forward speed override
lever (A, Figure 8) to temporarily increase the speed
to the right hand wheel.
Increase forward movement speed:
Gently depress both forward speed override levers
evenly to temporarily increase the forward speed of
the machine.
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Figure 8. Increase Speed To The Right Wheel.
A. Right Hand Forward Speed Override Lever
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Operation
MOWING
Before mowing, set the cutting height as described in
the Troubleshooting, Adjustments & Repair section.
1. Engage the parking brake. Make sure the PTO
switch is disengaged and the motion control lever
is in the NEUTRAL position.
2. Start the engine (see STARTING THE ENGINE).
3. Set the throttle to FULL.
4. Engage the PTO by pulling up on the PTO switch.
5. Begin mowing.
6. When finished, shut off the PTO.
7. Stop the engine (see
STOPPING THE TRACTOR AND ENGINE).
MOWING RECOMMENDATIONS
Tall Grass Requires Incremental Cutting
Several factors can affect how well your machine cuts
grass, Following proper mowing recommendations
can improve the performance and life of your
machine.
For extremely tall grass, set the cutting height at
maximum for the first pass, and then reset it to the
desired height and mow a second or third time.
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Height of Grass
Don’t cover the grass surface with a heavy layer of
clippings. Consider using a grass collection system
and starting a compost pile.
Often cutting height is a matter of personal
preference. Typically, you should mow the grass
when it is is between three and five inches high.
The proper cutting height range for a specific lawn
will depend upon several factors, including the
type of grass, the amount of rainfall, the prevailing
temperature, and the lawn’s overall condition.
Cut Here On
First Pass
Cut
Here On
Second
Pass
Cutting the grass too short causes weak, thin grass
plants, which are easily damaged by dry periods and
pests. Cutting too short is often more damaging than
allowing the grass to be slightly higher.
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Letting grass grow a bit longer—especially when it
is hot and dry—reduces heat build-up, preserves
needed moisture and protects the grass from heat
damage and other problems. However, allowing grass
to grow too high can cause thin turf and additional
problems.
Cutting off too much at one time shocks the plant’s
growth system and weakens the grass plants. A
good rule of thumb is the 1/3 rule: to cut no more
than one third of the grass height, and never
more than 1 inch at a time.
The amount of grass you are able to cut in one pass
is also effected by the type of mowing system you are
using (for example, broadcasting with side discharge
decks can process a much larger volume of grass
than mulching does).
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When and How Often to Mow
The time of day and condition of the grass greatly
affect the results you’ll get when mowing. For the best
results, follow these guidelines:
1. Mow when the grass is between three and five
inches high.
2. Mow with sharp blades. Short clippings of grass
one inch or shorter decompose more quickly than
longer blades. Sharp mower blades cut grass
cleanly and efficiently, preventing frayed edges
which harm the grass.
3. Mow at time of day when the grass is cool and
dry. Late afternoon or early evening often provide
these ideal mowing conditions.
Where possible, make one or two passes around the
outside of the area discharging the grass INTO the
lawn to keep the cut grass off fences and walks.
4. Avoid mowing after rain or even heavy dew, and
never mulch when the grass is wet (moist grass
does not mulch well, and clumps beneath the
mower deck).
Mowing Patterns
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Always start mowing on a smooth, level area.
The size and type of area to be mowed will determine
the best mowing pattern to use. Obstructions such as
trees, fences and buildings, and conditions such as
slopes and grades must also be considered.
The remainder of the mowing should be done in the
opposite direction so that the clippings are dispersed
OUT onto the area of lawn previously cut.
1. Cut long straight strips overlapping slightly.
2. Where possible, change patterns occasionally
to eliminate matting, graining or a corrugated
appearance.
MOWING METHODS
3. For a truly professional cut, mow across the lawn
in one direction, then recut the lawn by mowing
perpendicular to the previous cut.
Broadcasting, or side-discharging, disperses fine
clippings evenly over the entire lawn. Many golf
courses use this method. Your mower has a deep
dish deck to allow freer circulation of clippings so they
are broadcast evenly over the lawn.
Note: Always operate the engine at full throttle
when mowing.
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If you hear the engine slowing down, you are mowing
too fast—using a slower ground speed will improve
the cutting efficiency of the blades and prevents many
common cutting problems. Use an appropriate ground
speed for the thickness and height of the grass
you are cutting (3rd gear or slower for manual gear
models). If you hear the engine slowing down you are
mowing too fast, use a slower ground speed.
Proper Broadcast Mowing
ENGINE SPEED & GROUND SPEED FOR
BROADCASTING
Always operate the engine at full throttle when
mowing. If you hear the engine slowing down, you
are mowing too fast—using a slower ground speed
will improve the cutting efficiency of the blades and
prevents many common cutting problems.
ALWAYS use an appropriate ground speed for the
thickness and height of the grass you are cutting (3rd
gear or slower for manual gear models). If you hear
the engine slowing down you are mowing too fast,
use a slower ground speed.
HOW MUCH GRASS TO CUT OFF WHEN
BROADCASTING
Mow when the grass is 3-5 inches long. Do not cut
the grass shorter than 2 to 2-1/2 inches. Do not cut
off more that 1 inch of grass in a single pass
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Proper Mulching
PUSHING THE MOWER BY HAND
Mulching consists of a mower deck which cuts and
recuts clippings into tiny particles and which then
blows them down INTO the lawn. These tiny particles
decompose rapidly into by-products your lawn can
use. UNDER PROPER CONDITIONS, your mulching
mower will virtually eliminate noticeable clippings on
the lawn surface.
NOTE: When mulching under heavy cutting
conditions, a rumbling sound may be present and is
normal.
MULCHING REQUIRES EXCELLENT MOWING
CONDITIONS
Mulching mowers cannot function properly if the grass
is wet, or if the grass is simply to high to cut. Even
more than normal mowing, mulching requires that the
grass be dry and the the appropriate amount is cut.
Towing the machine will cause hydraulic
transaxle damage. Do not use another
vehicle to push or pull this unit.
1. Disengage the PTO, engage the parking brake,
turn the ignition OFF, and remove the key.
2. To disengage the transmissions (free-wheel
position), lift the hydraulic release levers (A,
Figure 9) located in front of the gas tank. Lock
into position shown in Figure 9.
3. Disengage the parking brake.
The mower can now be pushed by hand.
4. After moving the mower, re-engage the
transmissions (drive position) by unlocking
the levers and returning them to the down
position. If the levers are not completely down,
a partial by-pass may potentially damage the
transmissions.
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Do not use the mower as a mulching mower during
the first two or three mowings in the spring. The
long grass blades, quick growth, and often wetter
conditions are more suitable for broadcasting (sidedischarging) or grass bagging operation.
DO NOT TOW MACHINE
ENGINE SPEED & GROUND SPEED FOR
BROADCASTING
Use full engine throttle matched with a slow ground
speed so that clippings will be finely cut. Ground
speed while mulching should be HALF of the
speed that would be used when broadcasting (side
discharging) under similar conditions. Since mulching
requires more horsepower than broadcasting, using
a slower ground speed is vitally important for proper
mulching operation.
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HOW MUCH GRASS TO MULCH
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The best mulching action typically results from cutting
only the top 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch of grass blade. This
provides short clippings which decompose properly
(much more quickly than longer clippings). The ideal
cutting height will vary with climate, time of year,
and quality of your lawn. We recommend that you
experiment with both the cutting height and ground
speed until you achieve the best cut. Start with a high
cutting height and using progressively lower settings
until you find a cutting height that is matched to your
mowing conditions and preferences.
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Figure 9. Hydraulic System By-Pass
A. Hydraulic Release Levers
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STORAGE
WARNING
Temporary Storage (30 Days Or Less)
Remember, the fuel tank will still contain some
gasoline, so never store the unit indoors or in any
other area where fuel vapor could travel to any
ignition source. Fuel vapor is also toxic if inhaled, so
never store the unit in any structure used for human
or animal habitation.
Here is a checklist of things to do when storing your
unit temporarily or in between uses:
• Keep the unit in an area away from where children
may come into contact with it. If there’s any
chance of unauthorized use, remove the spark
plug (s) and put in a safe place. Be sure the spark
plug opening is protected from foreign objects with
a suitable cover.
• If the unit can’t be stored on a reasonable level
surface, chock the wheels.
10. Drain fuel system completely or add a gasoline
stabilizer to the fuel system. If you have chosen
to use a fuel stabilizer and have not drained the
fuel system, follow all safety instructions and
storage precautions in this manual to prevent
the possibility of fire from the ignition of gasoline
fumes. Remember, gasoline fumes can travel to
distant sources of ignition and ignite, causing risk
of explosion and fire.
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• Clean all grass and dirt from the mower.
Never store the unit, with gasoline in engine
or fuel tank, in a heated shelter or in enclosed,
poorly ventilated enclosures. Gasoline fumes
may reach an open flame, spark or pilot light
(such as a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer,
etc.) and cause an explosion.
Handle gasoline carefully. It is highly
flammable and careless use could result in
serious fire damage to your person or property.
Drain fuel into an approved container outdoors
away from open flame or sparks.
Long Term Storage (Longer Than 30
Days)
Before you store your unit for the off-season, read the
Maintenance and Storage instructions in the Safety
Rules section, then perform the following steps:
1. Drain crankcase oil while engine is hot and refill
with a grade of oil that will be required when unit
is used again.
2. Prepare the mower deck for storage as follows:
a. Remove mower deck from the unit.
b. Clean underside of mower deck.
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c. Coat all bare metal surfaces with paint or light
coat of oil to prevent rusting.
NOTE: Gasoline, if permitted to stand unused for
extended periods (30 days or more), may develop
gummy deposits which can adversely affect the
engine carburetor and cause engine malfunction. To
avoid this condition, add a gasoline stabilizer to the
fuel tank and run the engine a few minutes, or drain
all fuel from the unit before placing it in storage.
STARTING AFTER LONG TERM
STORAGE
Before starting the unit after it has been stored for a
long period of time, perform the following steps.
1. Remove any blocks from under the unit.
3. Clean external surfaces and engine.
2. Install the battery if it was removed.
4. Prepare engine for storage. See engine owner’s
manual.
3. Unplug the exhaust outlet and air cleaner.
5. Clean any dirt or grass from cylinder head cooling
fins, engine housing and air cleaner element.
6. Cover air cleaner and exhaust outlet tightly with
plastic or other waterproof material to keep out
moisture, dirt and insects.
7. Completely grease and oil unit as outlined in the
Normal Care section.
8. Clean up unit and apply paint or rust preventative
to any areas where paint is chipped or damaged.
9. Be sure the battery is filled to the proper level
with water and is fully charged. Battery life will be
increased if it is removed, put in a cool, dry place
and fully charged about once a month. If battery is
left in unit, disconnect the negative cable.
4. Fill the fuel tank with fresh gasoline. See engine
manual for recommendations.
5. See engine owner’s manual and follow all
instructions for preparing engine after storage.
6. Check crankcase oil level and add proper oil if
necessary. If any condensation has developed
during storage, drain crankcase oil and refill.
7. Inflate tires to proper pressure. Check fluid levels.
8. Start the engine and let it run slowly. DO NOT run
at high speed immediately after starting. Be sure
to run engine only outdoors or in well ventilated
area.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE & PROCEDURES
The following schedule should be followed for normal care of your mower. You will need to keep a record of
your operating time.
SAFETY ITEMS
Before Every Every
Each 5
25
Use
Hours Hours
Check Safety Interlock System
Check Rider Brakes
•
Every
100
Hours
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Check Hydraulic Oil
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Change Hydraulic Oil and Filter ***
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Check Engine Oil Level
Before Every Every
Each 5
25
Use
Hours Hours
Every
100
Hours
•
Every 500 Hours
Every
250
Hours
Spring &
Fall
•
Check / Clean Cooling Fins & Intake *,***
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Service Air Filter *,***
(See Check / Change Air Filter)
Change Oil & Filter *,**,***
Check / Replace Spark Plugs *
Check / Replace Fuel Filter *
Inspect Muffler and Spark Arrester****
•
•
Every 50 Hours
•
•
Every 50 Hours
See the engine manufacturer’s owner’s manual.
**
Change original engine oil after first 5 hours of operation.
***
More often in hot (over 85° F: 30° C) weather or dusty operating conditions.
****
If equipped. Replace if damaged.
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Spring &
Fall
•
Check Tire Pressure
*
Every
250
Hours
•
Clean Deck & Check / Replace Mower
Blades***
Lubricate Rider & Mower ***
Clean Battery & Cables
Spring &
Fall
•
•
•
•
Before Every Every
Each 5
25
Use
Hours Hours
Check Rider / Mower for loose hardware
Every
250
Hours
•
•
Check Mower Blade Stopping Time
RIDER MAINTENANCE
Every
100
Hours
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CHECK TIRE PRESSURES
Tire pressure should be checked periodically, and
maintained at the levels shown in the chart. Note
that these pressures may differ slightly from the “Max
Inflation” stamped on the side-wall of the tires. The
pressures shown provide proper traction, improve cut
quality, and extend tire life.
Tire
Front
Pressure
N/A (Flat free tire)
Rear
15 psi (103 kPa)
Figure 10. Checking Tire Pressure
CHECKING / ADDING FUEL
To add fuel:
1. Remove the fuel cap (see A, Figure 11).
2. Fill the tank to the bottom of the filler neck. This
will allow for fuel expansion.
NOTE: Do not overfill. Refer to your engine manual
for specific fuel recommendations.
FUEL FILTER
Gasoline is highly flammable and must be
handled with care. Never fill the tank when the
engine is still hot from recent operation. Do not
allow open flame, smoking or matches in the
area. Avoid over-filling and wipe up any spills.
Do not remove fuel filter when engine is hot,
as spilled gasoline may ignite. DO NOT spread
hose clamps further than necessary. Ensure
clamps grip hoses firmly over filter after
installation.
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3. Install and hand tighten the fuel cap.
WARNING
The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between fuel
tank and carburetor, near the fuel pump. If filter is
dirty or clogged, replace as follows:
Do not use gasoline containing
METHANOL, gasohol containing more than
10% ethanol, gasoline additives, premium
gasoline, or white gas because engine/fuel
system damage could result.
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Place a container below the filter to catch spilled
fuel.
3. Using a pliers, open and slide hose clamps from
fuel filter.
4. Remove hoses from filter.
A
B
5. Install new filter in proper flow direction in fuel line.
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6. Secure with hose clamps.
7. Reconnect the negative battery cable when
finished.
INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK
ARRESTER
Inspect the muffler for cracks, corrosion, or other
damage. Remove the spark arrester, if equipped,
and inspect for damage or carbon blockage. If
replacement parts are required, make sure to use
only original equipment replacement parts.
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Figure 11. Fuel Tank, Oil Reservoir & Fuel Filter
A. Fuel Cap
B. Oil Reservoirs
C. “FULL” Line
WARNING
Replacement parts must be the same and
installed in the same position as the original
parts or fire could result.
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CHECK HYDRAULIC OIL LEVEL
1. Observe the oil reservoir (B, Figure 11). The oil
level should be at the “FULL” line (C).
2. Before removing the reservoir cap, make sure the
area around the reservoir cap is free of dust, dirt,
or other debris.
3. Install the new air cleaner elements into the air
cleaner body.
4. Reinstall the case and the cap then securely
fasten the two retaining clamps.
3. If necessary, unscrew the reservoir cap and add
SAE straight 20 or 30 weight motor oil. DO NOT
use multi-grade oils. Fill until oil level reaches
“FULL” line.
B
4. Reinstall oil reservoir cap.
CHANGE OIL & FILTER
A
C
Figure 12. Engine Oil Drain
A. Oil Drain Hose (Storage Position)
B. Oil Drain Hose (Draining Position)
C. Cable Clamp
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1. Warm engine by running for a few minutes.
(Refer to the engine operator’s manual for oil &
filter replacement instructions.)
2. Remove the oil drain hose (A, Figure 12) from the
cable clamp (C) on the back left-hand side of the
engine deck and route over the back of the engine
deck as shown in Figure 12.
3. Place a small pan under the oil drain hose to
catch the oil. Using the appropriate tools, remove
the cap from the oil drain hose (A) and drain the
engine oil.
4. After draining, replace the cap and wipe up any
spilled oil. Reinstall the oil drain hose into the
cable clamp to retain the hose during normal
operation.
5. Place an absorbent shop cloth under the engine
oil filter. Remove the engine oil filter and replace
with a new one.
6. Add engine oil (Refer to the engine operator’s
manual for oil filling instructions.)
7. Remove the shop cloth and wipe up any spilled
oil.
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CHANGE AIR FILTER
Refer to engine owners manual.
Primary Element: Replace the primary element
every 250 hrs.
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A
B
D
Figure 13. Changing the Air Filter
A. Retaining Clamps
B. Cap
C. Air Cleaner Case
D. Dust Cap
A
Secondary Element: Replace the secondary element
with a new one, if the secondary element is dirty
when the primary element is checked OR
B
Replace the secondary element with a new one every
500 hrs.
1. Unfasten the two retaining clamps (A, Figure 13)
and remove the cap (B) from the air cleaner body
(C.)
2. Remove the primary element (B, Figure 14) and
the secondary element (A) from the air cleaner
body by pulling them out.
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Figure 14. Air Cleaner Elements
A. Secondary Element
B. Primary Element
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LUBRICATION
Lubricate the unit at the locations shown in Figure 15
as well as the following lubrication points.
Grease:
• front caster wheel axles & yokes
• deck lift pivot blocks
• mower deck spindles
• mower deck idler arm
Generally, all moving metal parts should be oiled
where contact is made with other parts. Keep oil
and grease off belts and pulleys. Remember to wipe
fittings and surfaces clean both before and after
lubrication.
Use grease fittings when present. Apply grease to
moving parts when grease fittings are not installed.
Not all greases are compatible. Ferris Red Grease
(p/n 5022285) is recommended, automotive-type
high-temperature, lithium grease may be used when
this is not available.
Oil:
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• control handle pivots
• deck lift pivots
• discharge chute hinge
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Mower Deck Lubrication Points*
*Shown with guards removed for
illustration purposes only.
RE-PACK
BEARING
ANNUALLY
Figure 15. Lubrication Points
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CLEANING THE BATTERY AND
CABLES
WARNING
B
Be careful when handling the battery. Avoid
spilling electrolyte. Keep flames and sparks
away from the battery.
When removing or installing battery cables,
disconnect the negative cable FIRST and
reconnect it LAST. If not done in this order, the
positive terminal can be shorted to the frame by
a tool.
A
1. Disconnect the cables from the battery, negative
cable first (B, Figure 16).
2. Clean the battery terminals and cable ends with a
wire brush until shiny.
3. Reinstall the battery and reattach the battery
cables, positive cable first (A).
Figure 16. Battery Compartment
A. Positive (+) Cable & Terminal
B. Negative (-) Cable & Terminal
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4. Coat the cable ends and battery terminals with
petroleum jelly or non-conducting grease.
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SERVICING THE MOWER BLADES
WARNING
Mower blades are sharp. For your personal
safety, do not handle mower blades with
bare hands. Careless or improper handling
of blades may result in serious injury. For
your personal safety, blade mounting bolts
must each be installed with a flat washer then
securely tightened. Torque blade mounting
bolts to 70-90 ft.lbs. (94-120 N.m.)
1. Blades should be sharp and free of nicks and
dents. If not, sharpen blades as described in
following steps.
2. Remove the deck guard.
LOOSEN
Figure 17. Removing the Blade
3. Raise the mower deck and secure with jack
stands.
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4. To remove blade for sharpening, use two (2)
15/16” wrenches to remove the nut from the top of
the blade bolt. (Figure 17).
5. Use a file or hand-held grinder, sharpen blade to
fine edge. Remove all nicks and dents in blade
edge. If blade is severely damaged, it should be
replaced.
6. Balance the blade as shown in Figure 18. Center
the blade’s hole on a nail lubricated with a drop of
oil. A balanced blade will remain level.
Nail
Figure 18. Balancing the Blade
7. Reinstall each blade with the tabs pointing
up toward deck as shown in Figure 19. The
blade spacers, blade, washer and bolt must be
reinstalled in the exact same order in which they
were removed. Torque bolts to 70-90 ft.lbs.
(94-120 N.m.).
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B
A
TIGHTEN
Figure 19. Installing the Blade
A. Bolt
B. Flat Washer
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TROUBLESHOOTING
While normal care and regular maintenance will
extend the life of your equipment, prolonged or
constant use may eventually require that service be
performed to allow it to continue operating properly.
The troubleshooting guide below lists the most
common problems, their causes and remedies.
See the information on the following pages for
instructions on how to perform most of these minor
adjustments and service repairs yourself. If you
prefer, all of these procedures can be performed for
you by your local authorized dealer.
WARNING
To avoid serious injury, perform maintenance
on the mower only when the engine is stopped
and the parking brake engaged.
Always remove the ignition key, disconnect
the spark plug wire and fasten it away from
the plug before beginning the maintenance, to
prevent accidental starting of the engine.
TROUBLESHOOTING THE MOWER
PROBLEM
REMEDY
1.
2.
1. Engage parking brake.
2. Place in OFF position.
3.
Parking brake not engaged.
PTO (electric clutch) switch
in ON position.
Out of fuel.
4.
Engine flooded.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Fuse blown.
Battery terminals require
cleaning.
Battery discharged or dead.
Wiring loose or broken.
9.
Solenoid or starter motor faulty.
3. If engine is hot, allow it to cool, then refill
the fuel tank.
4. Move throttle control out of CHOKE
position.
5. Replace fuse.
6. Clean the battery terminals
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Engine will not turnover or start.
CAUSE
10. Safety interlock switch
faulty.
11. Spark plug(s) faulty, fouled
or incorrectly gapped.
12. Water in fuel.
13. Gas is old or stale.
1.
Fuel mixture too rich.
2. Spark plug faulty, fouled, or
incorrectly gapped.
1. Clean air filter. Check choke adjustment
(throttle control).
2. Clean and gap or replace.
(See engine manual.)
Engine knocks.
1. Low oil level.
2. Using wrong grade oil.
1. Check/add oil as required.
2. See engine manual.
Excessive oil consumption.
1. Engine running too hot.
1. Clean engine fins, blower screen and
air cleaner.
2. See engine manual.
3. Drain excess oil.
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Engine starts hard or runs poorly.
7. Recharge or replace.
8. Visually check wiring & replace broken or
frayed wires. Tighten loose connections.
9. Repair or replace. See authorized service
dealer
10. Replace as needed. See authorized
service dealer.
11. Clean and gap or replace.
See engine manual.
12. Drain fuel & refill with fresh fuel.
13. Drain fuel & replace with fresh fuel.
2. Using wrong weight oil.
3. Too much oil in crankcase.
Engine exhaust is black.
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1. Dirty air filter.
2. Engine choke control
is in closed position.
1. Replace air filter. See engine manual.
2. Open choke control.
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Rider Troubleshooting Continued.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
REMEDY
1. Transmission release lever(s)
in “neutral” position.
2. Belt is broken.
3. Drive belt slips.
4. Brake is not fully released.
1. Move into drive position.
2. See Drive Belt Replacement.
3. See problem and cause below.
4. See authorized service dealer
Transmission drive belt slips.
1. Pulleys or belt greasy or oily.
2. Belt stretched or worn.
1. Clean as required.
2. Replace belt.
Brake will not hold.
1. Internal brake disc on
1. See authorized service dealer
transaxle worn.
Mower steers hard or
handles poorly.
1. Steering linkage is loose.
2. Improper tire inflation.
1. Check and tighten any loose connections.
2. See Regular Maintenance Section.
Engine runs, but mower will
not drive.
TROUBLESHOOTING THE MOWER DECK
PROBLEM
REMEDY
1. Engine speed too slow.
2. Ground speed too fast.
3. Cutting height set too low.
1. Set to full throttle.
2. Decrease Ground Speed.
3. Cut tall grass at maximum cutting
height during first pass.
4. Cut grass with discharge pointing toward
previously cut area.
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Engine stalls easily with
mower engaged.
CAUSE
4. Discharge chute jamming
with cut grass.
Excessive mower vibration.
1. Blade mounting screws
are loose.
2. Mower blades, arbors,
or pulleys are bent.
3. Mower blades are out
of balance.
4. Belt installed incorrectly.
1. Tighten to 70-90 ft.lbs. (94-120 N.m.).
2. Check and replace as necessary.
3. Remove, sharpen, and balance blades.
See Maintenance Section.
4. Reinstall Correctly.
Excessive belt wear or breakage.
1. Bent or rough pulleys.
2. Using incorrect belt.
1. Repair or replace.
2. Replace with correct belt.
Mower drive belt slips
or fails to drive.
1. Belt tension improperly adjusted.
1. Adjust belt tension. See Belt
Replacement
2. Repair or adjust as needed.
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2. Idler pulley spring broken or not
properly adjusted.
3. Mower drive belt broken.
3. Replace drive belt.
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TROUBLESHOOTING COMMON CUTTING PROBLEMS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
REMEDY
Streaking.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Blades are not sharp.
Blades are worn down to far.
Engine speed is too slow.
Ground speed is too fast.
Deck is plugged with grass
Not overlapping cutting rows
enough.
7. Not overlapping enough when
turning.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
1. Lawn is uneven or bumpy.
2. Mower deck cutting height is
set too low.
3. Ground speed is too fast.
4. Deck is not leveled correctly.
5. Tire pressure is low or uneven
1. Roll or level the lawn.
2. Raise the cutting height.
3. Slow down.
4. Correctly level the deck.
5. Check and inflate the tires.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Deck is not leveled correctly.
Tires are not properly inflated.
Blades are damaged.
Deck shell is damaged.
Mower spindle is bent or loose.
Blades are installed incorrectly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Level the deck correctly.
Check and inflate the tires.
Replace the blades.
Repair or replace the deck.
Repair or replace the spindle.
Reinstall the blades correctly.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Level the deck correctly.
Sharpen or replace the blades.
Replace the blades.
Clean out the deck.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Deck is not leveled correctly.
Blades are dull or worn.
Blades are damaged.
Deck is clogged with grass
clippings.
Deck shell is damaged.
Mower spindle is bent or loose.
Blades are installed incorrectly.
Tires are not properly inflated.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Repair or replace the deck.
Repair or replace the spindle.
Reinstall the blades correctly.
Check and inflate the tires.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Blades are not sharp or nicked.
Blades are worn down too far.
Engine speed is too slow.
Ground speed is too fast.
Deck is plugged with grass.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Sharpen your blades.
Replace your blades.
Always mow at full throttle.
Slow down.
Clean out the mower.
Stepped Cutting.
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Uneven Cutting.
Stingers.
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decreases–overlap more when turning.
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Scalping.
Sharpen your blades.
Replace your blades.
Always mow at full throttle.
Slow down.
Clean out the mower.
Overlap your cutting rows.
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MOWING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
See Figure 20. The mowing height adjustment can
be changed by turning the cutting height adjustment
handle.
To Raise the Mower Deck:
Turn the cutting height adjustment handle (A, Figure
20) clockwise.
A
To Lower the Mower Deck:
Turn the cutting height adjustment handle counter
clockwise.
Figure 20. Mowing Height Adjustment
A. Cutting Height Adjustment Handle
DECK LIFT ROD TIMING
ADJUSTMENT
A
E
B
S/N: 2015444202
& Below:
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1. Park machine on a flat, level surface. Disengage
the PTO, stop the engine, and engage the parking
brake. Rear tires must be inflated to 15 psi (103
kPa).
2. Crank the deck height adjustment handle so
that the rear deck lift rod lever (A, Figure 21) is
straight up and down. This is the middle height
adjustment.
S/N: 2015444202 & Below:
3a. Position the cutting height indicator (B) so that
it is centered between the fourth and fifth height
indication line and tighten.
S/N: 2015444203 & Above:
S/N: 2015444203 & Above:
A
E
C
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3b. Position the deck height plate (C) so that the
cutout is centered on the notched area (D) on the
deck lift rod (E).
4. To check the deck lift rod timing, measure and
record the distance between the lift pivots and
the rod pivots. Repeat for other side of unit. See
Figure 22.
5. If the measurements for the rods and pivots are
equal, no further adjustment is required. If the
measurements are NOT equal (greater than 1/8”
(3,17 mm) difference,) adjustment is required,
continue with Step 5.
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Figure 21. Deck Height Position
A. Rear Deck Lift Rod Lever
B. Cutting Height Indicator
C. Deck Lift Height Plate
D. Notched Area
E. Deck Lift Rod
6. Block up the mower deck until all hanger chains
are slack.
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7. Refer to Figure 23. To adjust the lift rods the
1/2-20 steel clevises (A, Figure 23) will need to
be adjusted. Loosen the 1/2-20 jam nut (B) that
tightens against the clevis. Remove the cotter pin
(C), and the clevis pin (D) that are connected to
the rear deck lift rod (E). Turn the clevis to adjust
the length of the rod. Reinstall the clevis pin and
the hair pin. Tighten the 1/2-20 jam nut. Measure
and record the distance between the lift pivots
and the rod pivots. Repeat this process until the
measurements are equal.
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D
E
Measure
Second
A
B
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First
Figure 23. Lift Rod Clevis Adjustment
A. Clevis, 1/2-20
B. 1/2-20 Jam Nut
C. Cotter Pin
D. Clevis Pin
E. Rear Deck Lift Rod
Figure 22. Measure and Adjust Deck Lift Rod
Timing
DECK LEVELING ADJUSTMENT
NOTE: Before adjusting the deck level, the deck lift
rod timing must be checked and/or adjusted.
1. Park machine on a flat, level surface. Disengage
the PTO, stop the engine, engage the parking
brake, and remove the key from the ignition. Rear
tires must be inflated to 15 psi (103 kPa);
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2. Crank the deck height adjustment handle so
that the rear deck lift rod lever (A, Figure 21) is
straight up and down. This is the middle height
adjustment.
Figure 24. 2x4 Position
3. Place 2 x 4 blocks under each corner of the
mower deck with the 3-1/2” sides being vertical.
See Figure 24.
4. Adjust the front 3-link hanger chain bolt to the top
of the slot on the deck and tighten. Adjust the rear
5-link hanger chain bolt to the bottom of the slot
on the rear of the deck and tighten.
A
A
A
5. Remove the blocks from under the deck.
Figure 25. Measuring the Blade Height
WARNING
Mower blades are sharp. For your personal
safety, do not handle mower blades with bare
hands. Careless or improper handling of
blades may result in serious injury or death.
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6. Manually position the left hand mower blade so
that the tip of the blade is pointing towards the
front and back of the mower. Measure from the
front tip of the blade on the cutting edge to the
ground. Record this distance. Measure from the
back tip of the blade on the cutting edge to the
ground. Record this distance.
B
A
C
Repeat this process for the right hand mower
blade.
The front measurement should be 3” and the
rear measurement should be 3-1/4”. If the
measurements are correct, no further adjustment
is necesary. If they are not correct continue with
Step 7.
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7. Loosen the jam nut (A, Figure 26) on the adjuster
bolt (B) in the chain hanger clevis (C). Turn the
adjuster bolt until the correct measurements are
achieved. Ensure that all four hanger chains are
taut, then retighten the jam nut against the chain
hanger clevis.
Figure 26. Deck Level Adjustment
A. Jam nut
B. Adjustment Bolt
C. Chain Hanger Clevis
MOWER BELT REPLACEMENT
A
To avoid damaging belts, DO NOT
PRY BELTS OVER PULLEYS.
B
PTO Clutch to Deck Belt
1. Park the machine on a smooth, level surface such
as a concrete floor. Disengage the PTO, engage
the parking brake, turn off the engine, and remove
the ignition key.
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2. Remove the mower deck guard.
Use extreme caution when rotating the idler
arm with the breaker bar, due to the increased
tension in the spring as the idler arm is being
rotated. Injury may result if the breaker bar is
prematurely released while the spring is under
tension.
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Figure 27. Mower PTO Belt
A. Idler Arm
B. Stationary Idler Pulley
C. Idler Tension Spring
D. Anchor Bolt
3. Using a 1/2” breaker bar, place the square end
in the square hole located on the end of the idler
arm (A, Figure 27). Carefully rotate the breaker
bar COUNTER-CLOCKWISE, which will relieve
the tension on the belt exerted from the idler arm.
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4. Slide the drive belt over the edge of the stationary
idler pulley (B). Carefully release the tension on
the breaker bar until the idler arm comes to a
stop.
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6. Unhook the idler tension spring (C) from the
anchor bolt (D). Remove the old belt and replace
with a new one. Make sure the V-side of the belt
runs in the pulley grooves.
7. Install the drive belt on the PTO pulley, the spindle
pulleys, and all idler pulleys except the stationary
pulley. Rehook the idler tension spring from the
anchor bolt. Carefully rotate the breaker bar
COUNTER-CLOCKWISE and install the belt on
the stationary idler pulley. Carefully release the
tension on the breaker bar. The belt should be
routed exactly as shown in Figure 28.
8. Reinstall the mower deck guard.
9. Run the mower under no-load condition for about
5 minutes to break-in the new belt.
D
A
A
C
A
Figure 28. Mower PTO Belt Routing
A. Spindle Pulley
B. PTO Drive Belt
C. Stationary Idler Pulley
D. Spring-loaded Idler Pulley
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Check / Adjust the Mower Belt Idler
Tensioner Spring Length
52” & 61” Models - S/N: 2015782584 & Below:
feature a stationary mower belt idler tensioner and
cannot be adjusted.
B
A
48” Models - All; 52” & 61” Models - 2015782585
& Above: feature an adjustable mower belt idler
tensioner which must be to checked to make sure the
mower deck belt is set to the correct tension.
1. Position the mower deck at its middle cutting
position.
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2. Use the Mower Belt Idler Tensioner Spring Length
chart to determine the correct spring length
Mower Belt Idler Tensioner Spring Length
52” Mower Decks
5-3/4” (14.6 cm)
6-1/2” (16.5 cm)
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48” Mower Decks
61” Mower Decks
(S/N: 2015782585 - 2016203069)
6-1/2” (16.5 cm)
61” Mower Decks
(S/N: 2016203070 & Above)
6-3/4” (17.1 cm)
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Figure 29. Check / Adjust the Mower Belt Idler
Tensioner Spring Length
A. Mower Belt Tensioner Spring
B. Measurement
C. Jam Nut
D. Adjustment Bolt
2. Measure the coil length of the mower
belt tensioner spring (A, Figure 29). The
measurement should equal the measurement as
indicated in the chart. If it does not, adjustment is
necessary, continue with step # 3.
3. Loosen the jam nut (C).
4. Turn the adjustment nut (D) until the measurement
as indicated in the chart is achieved.
5. Retighten the jam nut.
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TRANSMISSION DRIVE BELT
REPLACEMENT
To avoid damaging belts, DO NOT
PRY BELTS OVER PULLEYS.
B
A
D
C
E
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1. Remove the deck drive belt. See MOWER BELT
REPLACEMENT sections.
2. Remove the clutch anchor bolts (A, Figure 30) that
fasten the clutch anchor pad to the anchor.
FRONT
F
3. Unplug the PTO clutch from the wire harness.
4. Remove the spring anchor nut (E) and remove the
belt tension spring (D).
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WARNING
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Figure 30. Transmission Drive Belt
A. Anchor Hardware
B. Clutch Anchor Pad
C. PTO Clutch & Drive Pulley
D. Belt Tension Spring
E. Spring Anchor Nut
F. Spring-loaded Idler Pulley
G. Transmission Input Pulley
H. Belt
I. Stationary Idler Pulley
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STORED ENERGY DEVICE: Improper release
of the belt tension spring can result in personal
injury.
Use extreme caution when removing this
spring.
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5. Drop the belt (H) from the crankshaft pulley and
around the PTO clutch.
6. From the front of the machine, pull the belt
towards the front while sliding it up and over the
transmission cooling fans.
7. Remove the old belt and replace with a new one.
Make sure the V-side of the belt runs in the pulley
grooves.
8. Install belt over the transmission cooling fans and
on the transmission input pulleys (G), around the
idler pulleys (F & I) and on the crankshaft pulley.
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9. Reinstall the belt tension spring (D) onto the
anchor bolt and reinstall the nylon nut (E).
10. Plug the PTO clutch into the wire harness.
11. Reinstall the clutch anchor pad and hardware (B &
A). Tighten securely.
12. Reinstall the deck drive belt. See MOWER BELT
REPLACEMENT section.
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TRANSMISSION NEUTRAL &
TRACKING ADJUSTMENTS
Neutral Adjustment
1. Park the machine on a smooth, level surface such
as a concrete floor, away from bystanders and
preferably facing a wall. Disengage the PTO,
engage the parking brake, turn off the engine, and
remove the ignition key.
2. Chock the front caster wheels. Raise the drive
wheels off the ground and secure the machine
with jack stands.
3. Start the engine and adjust throttle control to
SLOW (lowest setting). See the STARTING THE
ENGINE section for proper starting instructions.
4. Disengage the parking brake.
5. Using a 1/2” deep socket, SLOWLY turn the
adjustment nut COUNTER-CLOCKWISE until the
drive tire begins to rotate forward.
B
A
Figure 31. Neutral & Tracking Adjustment Points
A. Left-Hand Adjustment
B. Right-Hand Adjustment
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6. SLOWLY turn the adjustment nut CLOCKWISE
until the drive tire begins to rotate backwards.
7. Set the adjustment half way in between where the
forward and backwards rotations began.
8. Adjust the throttle control to FULL (highest
setting). Cycle the speed control lever and neutral
return pedal several times to insure and accurate
adjustment has been made.
Tracking Adjustment
Before making a tracking adjustment, be sure to
check the following:
• Drive tires are inflated to 15 psi (103 kPa).
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• All controls are free from damage and operate
freely.
• Machine is at full operating temperature.
• Make sure the machine is in neutral when the
foot pedal is depressed. If not, adjust neutral as
described above.
If Machine Veers to the LEFT:
If Machine Veers to the RIGHT:
1. Turn the LEFT adjustment nut 1/8 - 1/4 turn
COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.
1. Turn the RIGHT adjustment nut 1/8 - 1/4 turn
COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.
2. Turn the RIGHT adjustment nut 1/8 - 1/4 turn
CLOCKWISE.
2. Turn the LEFT adjustment nut 1/8 - 1/4 turn
CLOCKWISE.
3. Drive machine on a flat, level surface to test and
repeat steps 1 & 2 as necessary.
3. Drive machine on a flat, level surface to test and
repeat steps 1 & 2 as necessary.
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TRANSMISSION MAINTENANCE
The hydrostatic transmissions are sealed units that
require no maintenance other than the following.
A
• Keep the machine and the transmission cooling
fins clear or grass, leaves and debris.
• Keep oil level in the reservoir (A, Figure 32) at the
“FULL” line (B). Extra oil in the reservoir will not
benefit the machine.
B
• If it is necessary to add oil to the reservoir, use
SAE straight 20 or 30 weight motor oil. DO NOT
use a multi-grade oils. Make sure the area
around the oil reservoir is free from dust, dirt and
debris before opening the reservoir.
• Make sure the oil reservoir cap are tight.
• Keep water, dirt and debris from entering the oil
reservoir. A small amount of a contaminant could
damage the transmissions.
Figure 32. Oil Reservoirs
A. Oil Reservoirs
B. “FULL” Line
Changing Oil & Filters
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Make sure transmissions and
immediate surrounding areas are
free from dirt and debris before
changing the oil and filters.
Cleanliness while performing this
operation is extremely important.
1. Park the machine on a smooth, level surface such
as a concrete floor. Disengage the PTO, engage
the parking brake, turn off the engine, and remove
the ignition key.
2. Place a drain pan under each transmission and
remove the filters to drain the oil. See Figure 33.
A
Figure 33. Transmission Oil Filter Location
(left-hand side shown with deck guard cut away.)
A. Transmission Oil Filter
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NOTE: Before removing the right hand transmission
filter the filter guard must be removed.
3. Once oil has drained from transmissions, replace
with new filters (P/N 5021068X1), placing a light
film on the seal of the filter before installing.
Hand-tighten filter only.
4. Fill oil reservoirs 3/4 full with SAE straight 20 or 30
weight motor oil.
To Bleed Air From Transmissions
1. Locate the machine in a secure area, away from
bystanders and preferably facing a wall. Raise
the drive tires off the ground and secure with jack
stands.
2. Continue to fill reservoirs to the FULL LINE until
the oil level stops going down.
3. Start the engine and adjust throttle control to just
above idle. See the STARTING THE ENGINE
section for proper starting instructions.
4. Run engine for 5 minutes. Watch the oil level
in the reservoirs. Add oil to the “FULL” line (B,
Figure 32) as necessary.
5. With engine running, cycle controls forward and
reverse until positive response to the drive is
achieved. Do not attempt to move the unit until
bleeding is complete or serious damage may
occur.
6. Watch oil levels for the next few days and add oil
to the reservoirs as necessary.
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BATTERY SERVICE
WARNING
Keep open flames and sparks away from the
battery; the gasses coming from it are highly
explosive. Ventilate the battery well during
charging.
Checking Battery Voltage
A voltmeter can be used to determine condition of
battery. When engine is off, the voltmeter shows
battery voltage, which should be 12 volts. When
engine is running, the voltmeter shows voltage of
charging circuit which normally is 13 to 14 volts.
Jump Starting With Auxiliary (Booster)
Battery
Jump starting is not recommended. However, if it
must be done, follow these directions. Both booster
and dis-charged batteries should be treated carefully
when using jumper cables. Follow the steps below
EXACTLY, being careful not to cause sparks. Refer
to Figure 34.
1. Both batteries must be of the same voltage.
2. Position the vehicle with the booster battery
adjacent to the vehicle with the discharged battery
so that booster cables can be connected easily
to the batteries in both vehicles. Make certain
vehicles do not touch each other.
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A dead battery or one too weak to start the engine
may not mean the battery needs to be replaced.
For example, it may mean that the alternator is not
charging the battery properly. If there is any doubt
about the cause of the problem, see your dealer. If
you need to replace the battery, follow the steps
under Cleaning the Battery & Cables in the Regular
Section.
6. Charge the battery until fully charged (until the
specific gravity of the electrolyte is 1.250 or higher
and the electrolyte temperature is at least 60° F).
The best method of making certain a battery is
fully charged, but not over charged, is to measure
the specific gravity of a cell once per hour. The
battery is fully charged when the cells are gassing
freely at low charging rate and less than 0.003
change in specific gravity occurs over a three hour
period.
Charging a Completely Discharged
Battery
1. Be aware of all the safety precautions you should
observe during the charging operation. If you are
unfamiliar with the use of a battery charger and
hydrometer, have the battery serviced by your
dealer.
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2. Add distilled water sufficient to cover the plate (fill
to the proper level near the end of the charge).
If the battery is extremely cold, allow it to warm
before adding water because the water level will
rise as it warms. Also, an extremely cold battery
will not accept a normal charge until it becomes
warm.
3. Always unplug or turn the charger off before
attaching or removing the clamp connections.
4. Carefully attach the clamps to the battery in
proper polarity (usually red to [+] positive and
black to [-] negative).
5. While charging, periodically measure the
temperature of the electrolyte. If the temperature
exceeds 125° F (51.6° C), or if violent gassing or
spewing of electrolyte occurs, the charging rate
must be reduced or temporarily halted to prevent
battery damage.
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3. Wear safety glasses and shield eyes and face
from batteries at all times. Be sure vent caps are
tight. Place damp cloth over vent caps on both
batteries.
4. Connect positive (+) cable to positive post of
discharged battery (wired to starter or solenoid).
5. Connect the other end of same cable to same
post marked positive (+) on booster battery.
6. Connect the second cable negative (-) to other
post of booster battery.
7. Make final connection on engine block of stalled
vehicle away from battery. Do not lean over
batteries.
8. Start the engine of the vehicle with the booster
battery. Wait a few minutes, then attempt to start
the engine of the vehicle with the discharged
battery.
9. If the vehicle does not start after cranking for thirty
seconds, STOP PROCEDURE. More than thirty
seconds seldom starts the engine unless some
mechanical adjustment is made.
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10. After starting, allow the engine to return to idle
speed. Remove the cable connection at the
engine or frame. Then remove the other end of
the same cable from the booster battery.
11. Remove the other cable by disconnecting at the
discharged battery first and then disconnect the
opposite end from the booster battery.
12. Discard the damp cloths that were placed over the
battery vent caps.
THIS HOOK-UP FOR NEGATIVE GROUND VEHICLES
To
Starter
Switch
To
Starter
Switch
Starting
Vehicle
Battery
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Jumper Cable
Discharged
Vehicle
Battery
Jumper Cable
To Ground
Engine
Block
Figure 34. Jump Starting
WARNING
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MAKE CERTAIN VEHICLES DO NOT TOUCH
Any procedure other than the preceding could
result in:
(1) personal injury caused by electrolyte
squirting out the battery vents,
(2) personal injury or property damage due
to battery explosion,
(3) damage to the charging system of the
booster vehicle or of the immobilized
vehicle.
Do not attempt to jump start a vehicle having a
frozen battery because the battery may rupture
or explode. If a frozen battery is suspected,
examine all fill vents on the battery. If ice
can be seen or if the electrolyte fluid cannot
be seen, do not attempt to start with jumper
cables as long as the battery remains frozen.
WARNING
For your personal safety, use extreme care
when jump starting. Never expose battery to
open flame or electric spark – battery action
generates hydrogen gas which is flammable
and explosive. Do not allow battery acid to
contact skin, eyes, fabrics, or painted surfaces.
Batteries contain a sulfuric acid solution which
can cause serious personal injury or property
damage.
When removing or installing battery cables,
disconnect the negative cable FIRST and
reconnect it LAST. If not done in this order, the
positive terminal can be shorted to the frame
by a tool.
To avoid engine damage, do not disconnect
battery while engine is running. Be sure
terminal connections are tight before starting.
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Specifications
SPECIFICATIONS
CHASSIS:
NOTE: Specifications are correct at time of printing
and are subject to change without notice.
ENGINE:
19 Gross HP† Kawasaki
Make
Model
Displacement
Electrical System
Oil Capacity
Kawasaki
FH580V
35.7 Cu. in (585 cc)
12 Volt, 13 amp, Alternator,
Battery: 340 CCA
1.9 US qt. (1.8 L) w/ Filter
20 Gross HP† Kawasaki
Make
Model
Displacement
Electrical System
Oil Capacity
Kawasaki
FX600V
36.8 Cu. in (603 cc)
12 Volt, 15 amp, Alternator,
Battery 340 CCA
1.8 US qt. (1.7 L) w/ filter
20.5 Gross HP† Kawasaki
Oil Capacity
Kawasaki
FX651V-DS00-S
44.3 Cu. In (726 cc)
12 volt, 15 amp charging coil;
Battery: 340 cca
2.2 US qt (2.1 L) w/ filter
Front Wheels
Capacity: 5 Gallons (18.9 L)
Tire Size: 17 x 7.50 -12
Inflation Pressure: 15 psi (1,03 bar)
Tire Size: 9 x 3.5 - 6
TRANSMISSION:
Eaton 771-101 & 771-102
Type
Hydraulic Fluid
Speeds
@ 3400 rpm
Unitized Drive Transaxles
Mobil DTE26 Hydraulic Oil OR SAE
20W-20 Motor Oil OR SAE 30 Motor Oil
Forward: 0-6 MPH (0-9.65 km/h)
Reverse: 0-2 MPH (0-3.22 km/h)
DIMENSIONS:
Overall Length
Overall Width
(Deflector down)
Overall Width
(Deflector up)
48” Model
52” Model
61” Model
74.5”
(189 cm)
76.5”
(194 cm)
87”
(221 cm)
54” (137 cm)
57.5” (146 cm)
66” (168 cm)
49” (124 cm)
53.5” (136 cm)
62” (cm)
Height
42” (107 cm)
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Model
Displacement
Electrical System
Fuel Tanks
Rear Wheels
Weight (apx.)
739 lbs.
(335 kg)
780 lbs.
(353.8 kg)
815 lbs.
(370 kg)
23.5 Gross HP† Kawasaki
Make
Model
Displacement
Electrical System
Oil Capacity
Kawasaki
FX730V-DS00-S
44.3 Cu. In (726 cc)
12 volt, 15 amp charging coil;
Battery: 340 cca
2.2 US qt. (2.1 L) w/ filter
25 Gross HP† Kawasaki
Oil Capacity
Kawasaki
FH721V
41.2 Cu. in (675 cc)
12 Volt, 13 amp, Alternator,
Battery: 340 CCA
2.0 US qt. (1.9 L) w/ Filter
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Make
Model
Displacement
Electrical System
26 Gross HP† Kawasaki
Make
Model
Displacement
Electrical System
Oil Capacity
Kawasaki
FX730V
44.3 Cu. in (726 cc)
12 Volt, 15 amp, Alternator,
Battery: 340 CCA
2.2 US qt. (2.1 L) w/ filter
†Power Ratings: All power levels are stated gross horsepower per
SAE J2723 as rated by Kawasaki and tested per the SAE J1995
test standard. The gross power curves and more information can be
viewed at www.kawasaki-criticalpower.com.
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1. Fold this page along the
dotted line indicated above.
2. Align the left edge of this guide
with a vertical tree, a power line
pole, a fence post, or any vertical
structure.
3. Compare the angle of the fold
with the angle of the hill.
INSTRUCTIONS
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BRIGGS & STRATTON PRODUCTS WARRANTY POLICY
September 2012
LIMITED WARRANTY
Briggs & Stratton warrants that, during the warranty period specified below, it will repair or replace, free of charge, any part that is defective in material or workmanship
or both. Transportation charges on product submitted for repair or replacement under this warranty must be borne by purchaser. This warranty is effective for and
is subject to the time periods and conditions stated below. For warranty service, find the nearest Authorized Service Dealer in our dealer locator map at WWW.
FERRISINDUSTRIES.COM. The purchaser must contact the Authorized Service Dealer, and then make the product available to the Authorized Service Dealer for
inspection and testing.
There is no other express warranty. Implied warranties, including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one
year from purchase, or to the extent permitted by law. All other implied warranties are excluded. Liability for incidental or consequential damages are
excluded to the extent exclusion is permitted by law. Some states or countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some states or
countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion 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 or country to country.**
WARRANTY PERIOD
Covered Parts
Standard Warranty Period
Rental Warranty Period
Riding mowers
4 years (48 months) or 500 hours, whichever occurs first.
Unlimited hours during the first 2 years (24 months)
(+Except as noted below)
90 days
Walk mowers
(over 30 inches of cutting width)
2 years (24 months) unlimited hours
(+Except as noted below)
90 days
+Belts, Tires, Brake Pads,
Hoses, Battery, Blades
90 days
90 days
+Engine*
1 year
90 days
See Engine Operator’s Manual
See Engine Operator’s Manual
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+Attachments
* Emissions-related components are covered by the Emissions Warranty Statement.
** In Australia - Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major
failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be
of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. For warranty service, find the nearest Authorized Service Dealer in our dealer locator map at
FERRISINDUSTRIES.COM/AU, or by calling 1300 274 447, or by emailing or writing to salesenquires@briggsandstratton.com.au, Briggs & Stratton Australia Pty Ltd, 1
Moorebank Avenue, NSW, Australia, 2170.
The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the first retail end user, and continues for the period of time or hours stated in the table above.
No warranty registration is necessary to obtain warranty on Briggs & Stratton products. Save your proof of purchase receipt. If you do not provide proof of
the initial purchase date at the time warranty service is requested, the manufacturing date of the product will be used to determine the warranty period.
ABOUT YOUR WARRANTY
We welcome warranty repair and apologize to you for being inconvenienced. Warranty service is available only through FERRIS Authorized Service Dealers. Most warranty
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repairs are handled routinely, but sometimes requests for warranty service may not be appropriate. This warranty only covers defects in materials or workmanship. It does
not cover damage caused by improper use or abuse, improper maintenance or repair, normal wear and tear, or stale or unapproved fuel.
Improper Use and Abuse - The proper, intended use of this product is described in the Operator’s Manual. Using the product in a way not described in the Operator’s
Manual or using the product after it has been damaged will void your warranty. Warranty is not allowed if the serial number on the product has been removed or the product
has been altered or modified in any way, or if the product has evidence of abuse such as impact damage, or water/chemical corrosion damage.
Improper Maintenance or Repair - This product must be maintained according to the procedures and schedules provided in the Operator’s Manual, and serviced or
repaired using genuine Briggs & Stratton parts or equivalent. Damage caused by lack of maintenance or use of non-original parts is not covered by warranty.
Normal Wear - Like all mechanical devices, your unit is subject to wear even when properly maintained. This warranty does not cover repairs when normal use has
exhausted the life of a part or the equipment. Except as noted in the warranty period, maintenance and wear items such as filters, belts, cutting blades, and brake pads
(except engine brake pads) are not covered by warranty due to wear characteristics alone, unless the cause is due to defects in material or workmanship.
Stale Fuel - In order to function correctly, this product requires fresh fuel that conforms to the criteria specified in the Operator’s Manual. Damage caused by stale fuel
(carburetor leaks, clogged fuel tubes, sticking valves, etc) is not covered by warranty.
Other Exclusions - This warranty excludes damage due to accident, abuse, modifications, alterations, improper servicing, freezing or chemical deterioration. Attachments
or accessories that were not originally packaged with the product are also excluded. There is no warranty coverage on equipment used for primary power in place of utility
power or on equipment used in life support applications. This warranty also excludes failures due to acts of God and other force majeure events beyond the manufacturer’s
control.
5410603A(Rev-)
California, U.S. EPA, and Briggs & Stratton Corporation Emissions Control Warranty Statement
Your Warranty Rights And Obligations
The California Air Resources Board, U.S. EPA, and Briggs & Stratton (B&S) are pleased
to explain the emissions control system warranty on your Model Year 2012--2013
engine/equipment. In California, new small off-road engines and large spark ignited
engines less than or equal to 1.0 liter must be designed, built, and equipped to meet the
State’s stringent anti-smog standards. B&S must warrant the emissions control system
on your engine/equipment for the periods of time listed below provided there has been
no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your engine or equipment.
Your emissions control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel injection
system, fuel tank, ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses,
belts, connectors, sensors, and other emissions-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, B&S will repair your engine/equipment at no cost
to you including diagnosis, parts, and labor.
September 2012
Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities:
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Manufacturer’s Warranty Coverage:
Small off-road engines and large spark ignited engines less than or equal to 1.0 liter, and
any related emissions components of the equipment, are warranted for two years*. If any
emissions-related part on your B&S engine/equipment is defective, the part will be
repaired or replaced by B&S.
* Two years or for the time period listed in the respective engine or product warranty
statement, whichever is greater.
As the engine/equipment owner, you are responsible for the performance of the
required maintenance listed in your owner’s manual. B&S recommends that you
retain all receipts covering maintenance on your engine/equipment, but B&S cannot
deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or your failure to ensure the performance
of all scheduled maintenance.
As the engine/equipment owner, you should however be aware that B&S may deny
you warranty coverage if your engine/equipment or a part has failed due to abuse,
neglect, improper maintenance, or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your engine/equipment to a B&S distribution
center, servicing dealer, or other equivalent entity, as applicable, as soon as a
problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of
time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your warranty
rights and responsibilities, you should contact B&S at (414) 259-5262.
Briggs & Stratton Emissions Control Warranty Provisions
 Vacuum, temperature, position, time sensitive valves and switches
 Connectors and assemblies
Length of Coverage
For a period of two years from date of original purchase, B&S warrants to the original
purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine is designed, built, and
equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations adopted by the Air
Resources Board; that it is free from defects in material and workmanship that could
cause the failure of a warranted part; and that it is identical in all material respects to
the engine described in the manufacturer’s application for certification. The warranty
period begins on the date the engine is originally purchased.
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The following are specific provisions relative to your Emissions Control Warranty Coverage. It is in addition to the B&S engine warranty for non-regulated engines found in the
Operator’s Manual.
The warranty on emissions-related parts is as follows:
1. Warranted Emissions Parts
Coverage under this warranty extends only to the parts listed below (the emissions
 Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required
control systems parts) to the extent these parts were present on the B&S engine
maintenance in the owner’s manual supplied, is warranted for the warranty
and/or B&S supplied fuel system.
period stated above. If any such part fails during the period of warranty
coverage, the part will be repaired or replaced by B&S at no charge to the
a. Fuel Metering System
owner. Any such part repaired or replaced under the warranty will be warranted
 Cold start enrichment system (soft choke)
for the remaining warranty period.
 Carburetor and internal parts
 Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the owner’s
 Fuel pump
manual supplied, is warranted for the warranty period stated above. Any such
 Fuel line, fuel line fittings, clamps
part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining
 Fuel tank, cap and tether
warranty period.
 Carbon canister
 Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance
b. Air Induction System
in the owner’s manual supplied, is warranted for the period of time prior to the
 Air cleaner
first scheduled replacement point for that part. If the part fails prior to the first
 Intake manifold
scheduled replacement, the part will be repaired or replaced by B&S at no
 Purge and vent line
charge to the owner. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be
c. Ignition System
warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the first scheduled
replacement point for the part.
 Spark plug(s)
 Magneto ignition system
 Add on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board
may not be used. The use of any non exempted add on or modified parts by the
d. Catalyst System
owner will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim. The manufacturer will
 Catalytic converter
not be liable to warrant failures of warranted parts caused by the use of a non
 Exhaust manifold
exempted add on or modified part.
 Air injection system or pulse valve
3. Consequential Coverage
e. Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
4.
Coverage shall extend to the failure of any engine components caused by the
failure of any warranted emissions parts.
Claims and Coverage Exclusions
Warranty claims shall be filed according to the provisions of the B&S engine
warranty policy. Warranty coverage does not apply to failures of emissions parts
that are not original equipment B&S parts or to parts that fail due to abuse, neglect,
or improper maintenance as set forth in the B&S engine warranty policy. B&S is not
liable for warranty coverage of failures of emissions parts caused by the use of
add-on or modified parts.
Look For Relevant Emissions Durability Period and Air Index Information
On Your Small Off-Road Engine Emissions Label
Engines that are certified to meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) small
off-road Emissions Standard must display information regarding the Emissions Durability
Period and the Air Index. Briggs & Stratton makes this information available to the
consumer on our emissions labels. The engine emissions label will indicate certification
information.
The Emissions Durability Period describes the number of hours of actual running time
for which the engine is certified to be emissions compliant, assuming proper
maintenance in accordance with the Operating & Maintenance Instructions. The
following categories are used:
Moderate:
Engine is certified to be emissions compliant for 125 hours of actual engine running time.
Intermediate:
Engine is certified to be emissions compliant for 250 hours of actual engine running time.
Extended:
Engine is certified to be emissions compliant for 500 hours of actual engine running time.
For example, a typical walk-behind lawn mower is used 20 to 25 hours per year.
Therefore, the Emissions Durability Period of an engine with an intermediate rating
would equate to 10 to 12 years.
Briggs & Stratton engines are certified to meet the United States Environmental
Protection Agency (USEPA) Phase 2 or Phase 3 emissions standards. The Emissions
Compliance Period referred to on the Emissions Compliance label indicates the number
of operating hours for which the engine has been shown to meet Federal emissions
requirements.
For engines less than 225 cc displacement.
Category C = 125 hours, Category B = 250 hours, Category A = 500 hours
For engines of 225 cc or more displacement.
Category C = 250 hours, Category B = 500 hours, Category A = 1000 hours
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