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OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
S200X Series
Model Number:
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Zero-Turn Riding Mower
Description
S200XKAV2561, 25HP Kawasaki, 61” Cut Zero-Turn Riding Mower
S200XKOH2761, 27HP Kohler, 61” Cut Zero-Turn Riding Mower
S200XKAV2761, 27HP Kawasaki, 61” Cut Zero-Turn Riding Mower
S200XKAV2561 CAL, 25HP Kawasaki, 61” Cut Zero-Turn Riding Mower
S200XBV3261, 32HP Briggs & Stratton, 61” Cut Zero-Turn Riding Mower
S200XKAV2761 S/S CAL, 27HP Kawasaki, 61” Cut Zero-Turn Riding Mower
S200XKAV2661, 26HP Kawasaki, 61” Cut Zero-Turn Riding Mower
S200XBV2861, 28HP Briggs & Stratton, 61” Cut Zero-Turn Riding Mower
S200ZBV3261 CAL, 32HP Briggs & Stratton, 61” Cut Zero-Turn Riding Mower
Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group
5375 North Main Street
Munnsville, NY 13409
800-933-6175
5101951
Revision D
Rev. Date: 06/2010
TP 100-7425-D-M2-SP
Thank you for purchasing this quality-built Snapper Pro product. We’re pleased that you’ve placed your confidence
in the Snapper Pro brand. When operated and maintained according to the instructions in this manual, your
Snapper Pro 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 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
Engine Make
Engine Type/Spec.
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ENGINE REFERENCE DATA
Engine Model
Engine Code/Serial Number
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See Features and Controls for the location of Identification
Numbers
WARNING
Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group
Copyright © 2010 Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Milwaukee, WI, USA. All rights reserved.
The Snapper Pro logo is a trademark of Briggs & Stratton
Corporation Milwaukee, WI, USA.
Contact Information:
Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group
5375 N. Main St.
Munnsville, NY 13409-4003
(800) 933-6175
www.SnapperPro.com
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to 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
and reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
Table of Contents
Operator Safety .................................................. 2
Safety Rules and Information .................................2
Safety Decals ........................................................11
Safety Interlock System ........................................12
Features & Controls ......................................... 13
Identification Numbers ..........................................13
Control Functions ..................................................14
Operation........................................................... 16
Maintenance Schedule .........................................26
Checking/Adding Fuel ...........................................27
Fuel Filter ..............................................................27
Oil & Filter Change ...............................................27
Lubrication ............................................................28
Check Hydraulic Oil Level.....................................29
Hydraulic Oil Filter Change ...................................29
Servicing the Mower Blades .................................30
Ground Speed Control Lever Adjustment .............32
Speed Balancing Adjustment ................................32
Neutral Adjustment ...............................................33
Parking Brake Adjustment ....................................33
Return to Neutral Adjustment ...............................34
Deck Rod Timing Adjustment ...............................35
Deck Leveling Adjustment ....................................36
Mower Belt Replacement ......................................37
Hydraulic Pump Drive Belt Replacement .............39
Battery Maintenance .............................................40
Battery Service......................................................41
Storage .................................................................43
Starting After Long Term Storage .........................43
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General .................................................................16
Checks Before Starting .........................................16
Checking Tire Pressures ......................................17
Seat Adjustment....................................................17
Mowing Height Adjustment ...................................18
Foot Pedal Adjustment .........................................18
Raise and Lower the Roll Bar ...............................19
Starting the Engine ...............................................20
Stopping the Rider ................................................20
Pushing the Rider by Hand ...................................20
Zero Turn Driving Practice ....................................21
Mowing ..................................................................23
Mowing Reccomendations ....................................23
Mowing Methods ...................................................24
Attaching a Trailer .................................................25
Regular Maintenance ....................................... 26
Troubleshooting ............................................... 44
Troubleshooting the Rider ....................................44
Troubleshooting the Mower ..................................45
Troubleshooting Common Cutting Problems ........46
Specifications ................................................... 47
Slope Identification Guide ............................... 48
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NOTE: In this manual, “left” and “right” are referred to as
seen from the operating position.
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Operator Safety
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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Operator Safety
Slope Operation
Operation on slopes can be dangerous. Using the unit on a slope
that is too steep where you do not have adequate wheel traction
(and control) can cause sliding, loss of steering, control, and
possible rollover. You should not operate on a slope greater than
a 5.4 foot rise over a 20 foot length (15 degrees).
Always mow across slopes, not up and down (to maintain traction
on the wheels) and avoid sudden turns or rapid speed changes.
Reduce speed and use extreme caution on ALL slopes.
Also, note that the surface condition you are on can greatly impact
your ability to safely operate this machine. Operating on wet or
slippery slopes can cause sliding and loss of steering and control.
Do not operate on slopes that are slippery, wet, or have soft soil
conditions.
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If you feel unsure about operating the unit on a slope, don’t do it.
It’s not worth the risk.
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 (stay seated in the seat), 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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Operator Safety
Roll Bar Use
Keep the roll bar in the raised position and fasten the
seat belt. There is no roll over protection when the
roll bar is down! Do not jump off if the mower tips (it
is safer to be secured by the seat belt with the roll bar
raised.)
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Lower the roll bar only when necessary (such as to
temporarily clear a low overhanging obstacle) and
NEVER remove it. Do NOT use the seat belt when
the roll bar is down. Raise the roll bar as soon as
clearance permits.
Retaining Walls, Dropoffs, and Water
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Retaining walls and drop-offs around steps and
water are a common hazard. Give yourself a
minimum of two mower widths of clearance
around these hazards and hand-trim with a
walk behind mower or string trimmer. Wheels
dropping over retaining walls, edges, ditches,
embankments, or into water can cause rollovers,
which may result in serious injury, death, or
drowning.
Overhead Obstacles
Check for overhead clearances before driving
under any objects. Do not allow the roll bar to
contact low overhanging obstacles such as tree
branches and guide wires.
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Operator Safety
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 any 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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Operator Safety
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
1. Never run an engine in an enclosed area.
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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.
Operator Safety
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.
CAUTION
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
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 and gradually uphill, if possible. Never
mow down slopes.
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 try to stabilize the unit by putting your foot
on the ground. (ride-on units)
6. Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
7. Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.
8. Do not mow slopes if you cannot back up them.
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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.
5. Use extra care with grass catchers or other
attachments. These can change the stability of
the unit.
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.
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Do not use this machine on slopes greater than
15°.*
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.
*This limit was determined per CEN Standard EN 836:1997, Section
5.2.2 and is based on the EN 836 Stability Test procedure described in
Section 4.2.4.2. The 15 degree “limit of stability” is equal to 50% of the
angle at which machine lift-off occurred in static tests. Actual dynamic
stability may vary depending on operating conditions.
TOWED EQUIPMENT (RIDE-ON UNITS)
1. Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed
for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except
at the hitch point.
2. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations
for weight limit for towed equipment and
towing on slopes. See attaching a trailer under
OPERATION.
3. Never allow children or others in or on towed
equipment.
4. On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment
may cause loss of traction and loss of control.
5. Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
6. Do not shift to neutral and coast down hill.
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 carry children, even with the blade(s) off.
They may fall off and be seriously injured or
interfere with safe unit operation. Children who
have been given rides in the past may suddenly
appear in the mowing area for another ride and be
run over or backed over by the machine.
5. Never allow children to operate the unit.
6. Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
vision.
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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.
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.
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,
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
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
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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.
27. Models equipped with an engine radiator:
WARNING: Stored energy device. To prevent
serious bodily injury from hot coolant or steam
blow-out, never attempt to remove the radiator
cap while the engine is running. Stop the engine
and wait until it is cool. Even then, use extreme
care when removing the cap.
To maintain operator roll over protection and roll bar
effectiveness:
• If a ROLL BAR becomes damaged for any reason,
such as a collision, roll over or impact, the ROLL
BAR must be replaced. Small undetectable
cracks can reduce the effectiveness of the ROLL
BAR. Never weld, straighten, or repair the ROLL
BAR.
• Never alter the ROLL BAR by welding anything to
it or by drilling additional holes.
• BEFORE FIRST TIME USE - Inspect the ROLL
BAR structure and mounting hardware for:
ROLL BAR INSTRUCTIONS
1) Check to make sure the machine GVW (Gross
Vehicle Weight), including attachments,
restrained payload, fuel and operator, is not
in excess of the maximum weight specified on
the ROLL BAR label.
For models equipped with factory-installed Roll Over
Protection System (ROPS).
2) Make sure there isn’t any missing, damaged,
or loose mounting hardware.
WARNING
3) Make sure the ROLL BAR has been correctly
and completely installed.
• EVERY 100 HOURS - Inspect the ROLL BAR
structure and mounting hardware for:
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In order to avoid serious injury or death from
roll over, it is important to follow the warnings
listed below.
1) Any cracks in the structure (structural members
and/or welds).
INSPECTION OF THE ROLL BAR PROTECTIVE
STRUCTURE
8) That the ROLL BAR label is still in place and is
readable.
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OPERATIONAL WARNINGS
• Always use the seat belt when the roll bar is in the
raised position.
• Never use the seat belt when the roll bar is in the
down position.
• Remember there is no roll over protection when
the roll bar is in the down position so it is very
important to always keep the roll bar in the raised
position whenever possible.
• Lower the roll bar to the down position only when
it is absolutely necessary.
• Check for overhead clearances before driving
under any objects. Do not allow roll bar to contact
low overhanging obstacles such as tree branches
and guide wires.
• Never remove the roll bar from the vehicle.
• Do not exceed the machine weight rating of the
roll bar.
• Read and follow all of the instructions shown
below regarding the inspection and maintenance
of the roll bar structure and the seat belt.
WARNING
Failure to properly inspect and maintain the
ROLL BAR protective structure can cause
serious injury or death.
2) Significant corrosion on any part of the ROLL
BAR structure or hardware.
3) Missing, damaged, or loose mounting
hardware
4) Mounting hardware that is of a grade lesser
than specified.
5) Machine GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight),
including attachments, restrained payload,
fuel and operator, in excess of the maximum
weight specified on the ROLL BAR label.
6) Any modifications that have been made, such
as unauthorized welds and holes.
7) Any permanent deformation or twisting of the
ROLL BAR structure.
9) That the ROLL BAR on-product warning labels
are still on the ROLL BAR and are readable.
• If there is any doubt as to the condition of the
ROLL BAR, remove the machine from service and
contact your dealer for assistance.
A ROLL BAR, like any other safety device, needs to
be periodically inspected to verify that the integrity of
the device has not been compromised through normal
machine use, misuse, age degradation, modifications,
or a roll over.
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WARNING
Failure to properly inspect and maintain the
seat belt can cause serious injury or death.
INSPECT BUCKLE
& LATCH
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF
THE ROLL BAR SEAT BELT
• The seat belt like the ROLL BAR, needs to
be periodically inspected to verify that the
integrity has not been compromised through
normal machine use, misuse, age degradation,
modifications, or a roll over. If the seat belt does
not pass all of the following tests, it should be
replaced.
INSPECT WEBBING
• BEFORE EACH USE – Conduct the following
inspections/maintenance of the seat belt and
retraction mechanism:
1) Check for dirt or debris in the retraction
mechanism. If dirt or debris is found, it should
be removed.
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2) Check to make sure the retraction mechanism
retracts easily and completely.
3) Check for damage to any part of the seat belt
such as nicks, cuts, loose stitching, or fraying.
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4) Check that the buckle and latch operate
properly and that the latch plate is not
excessively worn, deformed, or the buckle is
damaged or cracked. The seat belt should
latch and release easily.
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Operator Safety
Safety Decals
This unit has been designed and manufactured to provide
you with the safety and reliability you would expect from an
industry leader in outdoor power equipment manufacturing.
Although reading this manual and the safety instructions
it contains will provide you with the necessary basic
knowledge to operate this equipment safely and effectively,
we have placed several safety labels on the unit to remind
you of this important information while you are operating
your unit.
All DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and instructional
messages on your rider and mower should be carefully read
and obeyed. Personal bodily injury can result when these
instructions are not followed. The information is for your
safety and it is important! The safety decals below are on
your rider and mower.
1
2
3
4
If any of these decals are lost or damaged, replace them at
once. See your local dealer for replacements.
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These labels are easily applied and will act as a constant
visual reminder to you, and others who may use the
equipment, to follow the safety instructions necessary for
safe, effective operation.
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10
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7
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4
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6
9
3
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Operator Safety
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 handles are not in the NEUTRAL
position.
Test 2 — Engine SHOULD crank if:
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
This indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result
in minor or moderate injury.
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• PTO switch is NOT engaged, AND
• Parking brake is engaged, AND
• Motion control handles are locked in the NEUTRAL
position.
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:
Test 3 — Engine should SHUT OFF if:
• Operator rises off seat with PTO engaged, OR
• Operator rises off seat with parking brake disengaged.
• Operator moves motion control handles out of their
neutral positions before disengaging parking brake.
Test 4 — Blade Brake Check
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Mower blades and mower drive belt should come to a
complete stop within seven (7) seconds after electric PTO
switch is turned off (or operator rises off seat). If mower
drive belt does not stop within seven (7) 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 handles must be locked in the
NEUTRAL position after the operator returns to the
seat 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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NOTICE
These messages presented without the alert symbol indicate
a situation where the unit or property could be damaged.
North American Safety Icons
Alert
Amputation
- Foot in
Blade
Toxic
Fumes
Thrown
Objects
Read the
Manual
Maintain
a Safe
Distance
Open
Flame
Hazard
Keep
Children
Away
Fire Hazard
Hot Surface
Amputation
- Rotation
Parts
Wear
Protective
Gear
Amputation
- Hand in
Blade
Pinch Point
Rollover
Hazard
Overhead
Obstacles
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Operator Safety
Features and Controls
Identification Numbers
SA
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PL
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When contacting your authorized dealer for
replacement parts, service, or information you
MUST have these numbers.
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Record your part number, serial number and engine serial
numbers in the space provided on the inside front cover for
easy access. These numbers can be found in the locations
shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Identification Numbers
A. Identification Tag
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NOTE: For location of engine identification numbers,
refer to the engine owner’s manual.
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Features and Controls
Figure 2. Control Locations
Control Functions
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.
Ground Speed Levers
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These levers control the ground speed of the rider. The left
lever controls the left rear drive wheel and the right lever
controls the right rear drive wheel.
Moving a lever forward increases the FORWARD speed of
the associated wheel, and pulling back on a lever increases
the REVERSE speed.
Note: The further a lever is moved away from the
neutral position the faster the drive wheel will turn.
See the Operation section for proper steering
instructions.
Seat Adjustment Lever
The seat can be adjusted forward and back. Move the lever
towards the left, position the seat as desired, and release the
lever to lock the seat in position.
Ignition Switch
The ignition switch starts and stops the engine, it has three
positions:
OFF
RUN
START
Stops the engine and shuts off the
electrical system.
Allows the engine to run and powers
the electrical system.
Cranks the engine for starting.
NOTE: Never leave the ignition switch in the RUN
position with the engine stopped–this drains the
battery.
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Features & Controls
Fuel Tank Cap
Parking Brake
To remove the cap, turn counterclockwise.
DISENGAGE
Releases the parking brake.
ENGAGE
Locks the parking brake.
Fuel Level Gauge
Displays the fuel level in the tank.
Pull the parking brake lever back to engage the parking
brake. Move the lever fully forward to disengage the parking
brake. NOTE: To start the unit the parking brake must
be engaged.
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.
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Deck Lift Pedal, Cutting Height
Adjustment Pin & Deck Lift Lock
Lever
These control the cutting height of the mower deck.
Depress the pedal until it locks into the 5” (12,7 cm)
position. Place the adjustment pin in the desired cutting
height and release the lift lock lever.
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
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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.
Hour Meter / Maintenance Reminder
Measures the time of the PTO being engaged. The hour
meter measures the number of hours the PTO has been
engaged. The hour meter will flash an initial oil change
indicator at 5 hours, and a lubrication reminder every 50
hours. These reminders display for approximately two
hours and will automatically reset themselves.
Note: The hour meter will register the passage of time
only when the PTO is engaged. The hour meter has
a self contained power source so the total hours are
always visible.
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Operation
General Operating Safety
Before first time operation:
WARNING
Never operate on slopes greater than 15°.
• 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.
WARNING
Select slow ground speed before driving onto
a slope. Use extra caution when operating on
slopes with a rear-mounted grass catcher.
Mow across the face of slopes, not up and
down, use caution when changing directions
and DO NOT START OR STOP ON SLOPE.
Checks Before Starting
WARNING
• Check that crankcase is filled to full mark on dipstick.
See the engine Operator’s Manual for instructions and
oil recommendations.
• Fill the fuel tank with fresh fuel. Refer to engine manual
for fuel recommendations.
• Make sure all nuts, bolts, screws and pins are in place
and tight.
• Make sure the fuel valve is in the “ON” position.
• Check the tire pressures. See Check Tire Pressures.
• Make sure that the Roll Bar is adjusted in the upright
position. See Raise and Lower the Roll Bar.
• Adjust the seat position, and make certain you can
reach all controls from operator’s position. See Seat
Adjustment
• Adjust the height of the mower deck to the desired
position. See Mowing Height Adjustment.
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Never allow passengers to ride on the unit.
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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Do not load this zero-turn rider on a trailer or
truck using two separate ramps. Only use
a single ramp that is at least one foot wider
than the width of the rear wheels of this rider.
This rider has a zero turning radius and the
rear wheels could fall off the ramps, or the
rider could tip over injuring the operator or
bystanders.
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Operation
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
25 psi (1,72 bar)
Rear
15 psi (1,03 bar)
Figure 3. Checking Tire Pressure
Seat Adjustment
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See Figure 4. The seat can be adjusted forward and
backward. Move the lever towards the left, position the
seat as desired, and release the lever to lock the seat into
position.
Figure 4. Seat Adjustment
A. Seat Adjustment Lever
Seat Adjustment (Suspension Seat)
See Figure 5. In addition to the forward and backward seat
adjustment, models equipped with a suspension seat can be
adjusted for lumbar support, suspension and back angle.
Forward and Backward Adjustment:
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Move the forward / backward seat adjustment lever (A,
Figure 5) away from the seat, position the seat as desired,
and release the lever to lock the seat into position.
B
Lumbar Adjustment:
Turn the lumbar adjustment knob (B) until the desired
amount of lumbar is achieved.
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C
Back Angle Adjustment:
Turn the back angle adjustment knob (C) until the desired
amount of back angle is achieved.
Suspension Adjustment:
Turn the suspension adjustment knob (D) until the display
scale has a reading that matches the weight of the operator.
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Figure 5. Suspension Seat Adjustment
A. Forward / Backward Seat Adjustment Lever
B. Lumbar Adjustment Knob
C. Back Angle Adjustment Knob
D. Suspension Adjustment Knob
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Mowing Height Adjustment
The cutting height adjustment pin (A, Figure 6) control
the mower cutting height. The cutting height is adjustable
between 1-3/4” (4,4 cm) and 5” (12,7 cm) in 1/4” (0,64 cm)
increments.
A
C
B
1. Depress the deck lift foot pedal (B) until it locks into the
5” (12,7 cm) position.
2. Place the cutting height adjustment pin in the desired
cutting height.
3. Depress the deck lift foot pedal then push the lock lever
(C) toward the right to release the lock.
4. Release the deck lift foot pedal until it comes to rest
against the cutting height adjustment pin.
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Figure 6. Mowing Height Adjustment
A. Cutting Height Adjustment Pin
B. Deck Lift Foot Pedal
C. Deck Lift Lock lever
Foot Pedal Adjustment
The deck lift foot pedal can be adjusted to accommodate the
operator’s height for optimal comfort.
To adjust pedal position:
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B
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1. Remove the foot pedal (A, Figure 7) from the pedal
mount tab (B).
2. Remove the pedal mount hardware (C) and rotate the
tab 180 degrees.
3. Reinstall the pedal mount hardware and tighten securely.
4. Reinstall the foot pedal on the pedal mount tab in the
proper orientation as shown in Figure 7.
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D
Figure 7. Foot Pedal Adjustment
A. Deck Lift Foot Pedal
B. Pedal Mount Tab
C. Pedal Mount Hardware
D. Optional Position
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Raise and Lower the Roll Bar
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WARNING
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM
ROLL OVER:
Keep roll bar in the raised position and use the
seat belt.
THERE IS NO ROLL OVER PROTECTION WHEN
THE ROLL BAR IS DOWN
Lower the roll bar only when necessary and
NEVER remove it.
Do NOT use seat belt when the roll bar is down.
Raise the roll bar as soon as clearance permits.
Do NOT jump off if mower tips.
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A
B
D
To Lower the Roll Bar:
To Raise the Roll Bar:
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1. Pull the hair pin clips (A, Figure 8) out of the retainer
pins (B).
2. Push or pull the top of the roll bar (C) forward against
the rubber stops (D) and remove the retainer pins (B).
3. Lower the roll bar into the down position (see insert,
Figure 8).
Figure 8. Raise & Lower the Roll Bar
A. Hair Pin Clip
B. Retainer Pin
C. Roll Bar
D. Rubber Stop
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1. Pull the hair pin clips (A) out of the retainer pins (B) and
remove the retainer pins.
2. Raise the roll bar (C) until the rubber stops (D) contact
the upright tubes.
3. Push or pull the top of the roll bar forward against the
rubber stops and reinstall the retainer pins and hair pin
clips to secure the roll bar in the raised position.
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Operation
Pushing the Rider By Hand
Starting the Engine
NOTICE
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.
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5. After warming the engine, ALWAYS operate
the unit at FULL THROTTLE when mowing.
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 RIDER.
Stopping the Rider
1. Returning the ground speed control levers to the middle
position will stop rider movement. Pivot the levers
outward and lock them in NEUTRAL.
2. Disengage the PTO by pushing down on the PTO switch.
3. Engage the parking brake by pulling the handle up until
it locks into position.
4. Move the throttle control to mid-throttle position and
turn the ignition key to OFF. Remove the key.
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Towing the units will cause hydraulic pump
and wheel motor 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. Lift the seat plate to gain access to the hydraulic pumps.
3. To disengage the pumps (free-wheel position), turn the
hydraulic release valves (A, Figure 9) located on the
pumps COUNTER-CLOCKWISE a maximum of 2 full
turns.
4. Disengage the parking brake.
The tractor can now be pushed by hand.
5. After moving the tractor, re-engage the pumps (drive
position) by turning the release valves CLOCKWISE and
tighten to 80-120 in. lbs. of torque.
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1. While sitting in the operator’s seat, engage the parking
brake by pulling the parking brake lever back, make sure
the PTO switch is disengaged (pressed down fully) and
the motion control handles are locked in the NEUTRAL
position.
2. NOTE: A warm engine may not require
choking.
Set the engine throttle control to FULL throttle position.
Then fully close the choke by pulling the knob OUT fully.
3. Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn it to
START.
4. After the engine starts, gradually open the choke (push
knob down fully). Reduce to half throttle speed and
allow to warm up.
Warm up the engine by running it for at least a minute
before engaging the PTO switch or driving the rider.
DO NOT TOW RIDER
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Figure 9. Hydraulic System By-Pass
A. Hydraulic Release Valve
(left-hand pump shown)
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Zero Turn Driving Practice
Smooth Travel
The lever controls of the Zero Turn rider are responsive, and
learning to gain a smooth and efficient control of the rider’s
forward, reverse, and turning movements will take some
practice.
The lever controls of
the Zero Turn rider are
responsive.
Spending some time going through the maneuvers shown
and becoming familiar with how the unit accelerates, travels,
and steers — before you begin mowing —is absolutely
essential to getting the most out of the Zero Turn rider.
Locate a smooth, flat area of your lawn — one with
plenty of room to maneuver. (Clear the area of objects,
people and animals before you begin.) Operate the unit at
mid-throttle during this practice session (ALWAYS operate
at full throttle when mowing), and turn slowly to prevent tire
slippage and damage to your lawn.
We suggest you begin with the Smooth Travel procedure to
the right, and then advance through the forward, reverse,
and turning maneuvers.
FIRST place your hands
onto the levers as shown.
SECOND, to go forward
gradually push the levers
forward with your palms.
THIRD, to speed up
move the levers farther
forward. To slow down
smoothly, slowly move
the levers toward neutral.
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You must release the parking brake prior to moving the
control levers inward.
The BEST method of
handling the ground
speed control levers is in
three steps — as shown
in Figure 10.
Figure 10. Move Control
Levers Gradually
Forward Travel Practice
Reverse Travel Practice
Gradually move both ground speed control levers — evenly
FORWARD from neutral. Slow down and repeat.
NOTE: Practice backing up for several minutes before
attempting to do so near objects. The rider turns
sharply in reverse as well as forward, and backing up
straight takes practice.
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NOTE: Straight forward travel takes practice. If
necessary, top speed can be balance-adjusted — see
the Speed Balancing Adjustment in the Adjustments
section near the back of this manual.
LOOK DOWN & BEHIND, then gradually move both ground
speed control levers evenly BACK from neutral. Slow down
and repeat.
Forward
Travel
Figure 11. Forward Travel
Reverse
Travel
Figure 12. Reverse Travel
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Practice Turning Around a Corner
Practice Turning In Place
While traveling forward allow one handle to gradually return
back toward neutral. Repeat several times.
To turn in place, “Zero Turn,” gradually move one ground
speed control lever forward from neutral and one lever back
from neutral simultaneously. Repeat several times.
NOTE: To prevent pivoting directly on the tire tread,
it is best to keep both wheels going at least slightly
forward.
NOTE: Changing the amount each lever is pulled—
forward or back, changes the “pivot point” you turn
on.
Turning
In-Place
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Turns
Figure 13. Turning Around a Corner
Figure 14. Turning in Place
Executing an End-Of-Row Zero Turn
Your Zero Turn Rider’s unique ability to turn in
place allows you to turn around at the end of a
cutting row rather than having to stop and Y-turn
before starting a new row.
For example, to execute a left end-of row zero turn:
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1. Slow down at the end of the row.
2. Move the RIGHT ground speed control lever
forward slightly while moving the LEFT ground
speed control lever back to center and then
slightly back from center.
3. Begin mowing forward again.
This technique turns the rider LEFT and slightly
overlaps the row just cut —eliminating the need
to back up and re-cut missed grass.
As you become more familiar and experienced
with operating the Zero Turn rider, you will
learn more maneuvers that will make your
mowing time easier and more enjoyable.
Remember, the more you practice, the
better your control of the Zero Turn will be!
Figure 15. Executing an End-Of-Row Turn
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Mowing
1. Engage the parking brake. Make sure the PTO switch is
disengaged, the motion control levers are locked in the
NEUTRAL position and the operator is on the seat.
2. Start the engine (see Starting The Engine).
3. Set the mower cutting height (see Mowing Height
Adjustment).
4. Set the throttle to FULL.
5. Engage the PTO by pulling up on the PTO switch.
6. Begin mowing.
7. When finished, shut off the PTO by pushing the PTO
switch down completely..
8. Stop the engine (see Stopping The Rider and
Engine).
Figure 16. Proper Cutting Height
Tall Grass Requires Incremental Cutting
Mowing Recommendations
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.
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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.
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.
Figure 17. Incremental Cutting
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.
1. Cut long straight strips overlapping slightly.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Attaching A Trailer
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.
The maximum weight of a towed trailer should be less than
200 lbs (91kg). Secure the trailer with a appropriately sized
clevis pin (A, Figure 19) and clip (B).
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.
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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 (side-discharging) or grass bagging
operation.
Excessive towed loads can cause loss of traction and loss of
control on slopes. Reduce towed weight when operating on
slopes. The surface being driven on greatly impacts traction
and stability. Wet or slippery surfaces can greatly reduce
traction and the ability to stop or turn. Carefully evaluate
the surface conditions before operating the unit and trailer,
and never operate on slopes greater than 10°. See SLOPE
OPERATION and TOWED EQUIPMENT in the safety section
of this manual for additional safety information.
Engine Speed & Ground Speed for Mulching
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.
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 19. Trailer Weight Recommendations
A. Clevis Pin
B. Clip
Figure 18. Mulching Action
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Maintenance Schedule
The following schedule should be followed for normal care of your rider and mower. You will need to keep a record of your
operating time. Determining operating time is easily accomplished by observing the elapsed time recorded by the hour meter.
RIDER MAINTENANCE
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Before Each Use
Before Each Use
Check Safety Interlock System
Check Engine Oil Level
Every 25 Hours or Annually*
Check Rider Brakes
Check Rider / Mower for loose hardware
Every 25 Hours or Annually*
Clean Deck & Check / Replace Mower Blades
Check / Clean Cooling Fins & Intake**
Every 50 Hours
Check / Clean Spark Arrester***
Refer to Engine Manufacturer’s Owner’s Manual
Lubricate Rider & Mower**
Service Air Filter
Check Tire Pressure
Change Engine Oil & Filter
Check Hydraulic Oil**
Check / Replace Spark Plugs
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Clean Battery & Cables
Every 250 Hours or Annually*
Check Hydraulic Oil Filter**
* Whichever comes first.
** More often in hot (over 85° F; 30° C) weather or
dusty operating conditions.
*** If equipped. Replace if damaged.
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* Whichever comes first.
** More often in hot (over 85° F; 30° C) weather or
dusty operating conditions.
Check / Replace Fuel Filter
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Checking / Adding Fuel
To add fuel:
1. Remove the fuel cap.
2. Fill the tank to about 1-1/2” (3,81 cm) of 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.
3. Install and hand tighten the fuel cap.
Fuel Filter
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:
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Place a container below the filter to catch spilled fuel.
Using pliers, open and slide hose clamps from fuel filter.
Remove hoses from filter.
Install new filter in proper flow direction in fuel line.
Secure with hose clamps.
Reconnect the negative battery cable when finished.
Change Oil & 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.
NOTICE
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.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
WARNING
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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 20) from the cable
clamp (C) that is located on the engine deck on the
right-hand side of the frame. Place the drain hose down
through the hole (E) in the engine deck.
3. Place a small pan under the oil drain hose to catch the
oil. Using the appropriate tools, remove the cap (B)
from the oil drain hose (A) and drain the engine oil into
the pan.
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. Remove the shop cloth and wipe up any spilled oil.
B
C
D
E
A
Figure 20. Engine Oil Drain
A. Oil Drain Hose
B. Cap
C. Cable Clamp
D. Oil Filter
E. Hole for Drain Hose
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.
WARNING
Replacement parts must be the same and
installed in the same position as the orginal
parts or fire could result.
Engine Maintenance
Refer to engine owner’s manual for all engine maintenance
procedures and recommendations.
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Lubrication
Lubricate the unit at the locations shown in Figures 21
through 24 as well as the following lubrication points.
Grease:
• front caster wheel axles & yokes
• deck lift pivot blocks
• mower deck spindles
• mower deck idler arm
Use grease fittings when present. Disassemble parts to
apply grease to moving parts when grease fittings are not
installed.
Figure 21. Deck Lubrication
Not all greases are compatible. Red Grease (p/n 5022285)
is recommended, automotive-type high-temperature, lithium
grease may be used when this is not available.
• control handle pivots
• seat plate pivots
• deck lift pivots
• discharge chute hinge
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Oil:
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.
Figure 22. Control Handle Pivots & Seat Plate Pivots
Lubricating the Front Casters:
NOTE: Front casters should be lubricated annually.
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1. Remove the 1/4-28 bolt (A, Figure 24) screwed into the
front caster and install a 1/4-28 grease fitting.
2. Grease the front caster.
3. Remove the 1/4-28 grease fitting and reinstall the 1/4-28
bolt.
4. Repeat process for the other side of the machine.
Figure 23. Deck Lift Linkage Pivots
A
Figure 24. Front Caster & Wheel
A. 1/4-28 Bolt
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Check Hydraulic Oil Level
1. Before removing the reservoir cap, make sure the area
around the reservoir cap and fill neck of the reservoir is
free of dust, dirt, or other debris.
2. Unscrew the reservoir cap (B, Figure 25).
3. Look down the filler neck of the hydraulic oil reservoir
(A) and observe the oil level. When cold, the oil level
should be approximately 4” (10 cm) below top of the
filler neck.
4. If necessary, remove the reservoir cap (B) and add SAE
20W-50 motor oil.
5. Reinstall the reservoir cap.
B
A
Change Hydraulic Oil Filter
Change Interval: Every 250 Hours
Filter Part Number: 1719168
NOTE: Removing the oil filter from the filter base
will drain the oil reservoir. Have a suitable container
ready to catch any spilled oil. The manufacturer
recommends this be a dealer-only service item.
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1. Locate the transmission oil filter (B, Figure 26) at the
rear of the battery compartment under the seat.
2. Lubricate the new filter base with a few drops of
transmission oil. Fill the filter half full of oil.
3. Clean the area around the filter base and remove the
filter. Do NOT drain the hydraulic system oil.
4. Thread the new filter onto the filter base until the gasket
makes contact, then tighten 3/4 of a turn more.
5. Run the unit for several minutes and check the
transmission oil level.
Figure 25. Checking Hydraulic Oil Level
A. Hydraulic Oil Reservoir
B. Reservoir Cap
B
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Use caution after changing
the filter; air in the hydraulic system may affect the
responsiveness of the control levers. Repeat step 5
until the air is out of the system.
Figure 26. Battery Compartment
A. Hydraulic Oil Reservoir
B. Hydraulic Oil Filter
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Servicing The Mower Blades
Removing the Mower Blade
CAUTION
Avoid injury! Mower blades are sharp.
• Always wear gloves when handling mower
blades or working near blades.
1. To remove the mower blade, use a 1” wrench on the
flats of the spindle shaft and remove the mower blade
mounting bolt with a 15/16” wrench (Figure 27).
2. If there are no flats on the spindle shaft, wedge a
wooden block between the mower blade and the mower
deck housing to keep the mower blade from turning.
Figure 27. Loosening the Mower Blade for Removal
Inspecting the Mower Blades
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A
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Avoid injury! A worn or damaged blade can
break, and a piece of the mower blade could be
thrown into the operator’s or bystander’s area,
resulting in serious personal injury or death.
• Inspect the mower blade every 25 hours or at
least once a year.
• If the mower blade hits a solid object, stop
the engine immediately and inspect the mower
blade.
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A
D
• Never weld or straighten bent mower blades.
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1. Remove the mower blade from the unit. See
Removing the Blade.
2. Inspect the mower blade (Figures 28 & 29). Discard
the mower blade if it has any of the below
conditions.
A.) Has more than .5” (12,7 mm) of the mower blade
metal removed from previous sharpening or wear (D,
Figure 28).
B.) The air lifts are excessively eroded (B & C, Figure
29) and the notch (C) is .25” (6,35 mm) deep or greater.
C.) Mower blade is bent or broken.
3. If the cutting edges are not sharp or have nicks, sharpen
the blades. See Sharpening the Mower Blades.
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C
Figure 28. inspecting the Mower Blade Tips
A. Mower Blade Cutting Edge
B. Square Corner
C. Air Lift
D. Wear Measurement - DISCARD Mower Blade If
greater than .5” (12,7 mm)
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B
Figure 29. inspecting the Mower Blade Air Lifts
A. New Mower Blade
B. Mower Blade at Wear Limit (A notch begins to form)
C. Mower Blade in Dangerous Condition
(If notch measures .25” (6,35 mm) or greater DO NOT USE Replace with new mower blade.)
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Sharpening the Mower Blade
A
CAUTION
Avoid injury! Mower blades are sharp.
• Always wear gloves when handling the
mower blades.
• Always wear safety eye protection when
grinding.
1. Sharpen the mower blades with grinder, hand file, or
electric blade sharpener.
2. Sharpen the mower blade by removing an equal amount
of material from each end of the mower blade.
3. Keep the original bevel (A, Figure 30) when grinding.
DO NOT change the mower blade bevel.
4. The mower blade should have a maximum 1/64” (0,40
mm) cutting edge (B) or less.
5. Balance the mower blades before installing.
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Figure 30. Sharpening the Mower Blade
A. Mower Blade Bevel
B. Mower Blade Cutting Edge
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Balancing the Mower Blades
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Avoid injury! Keep mower blades balanced.
• An unbalanced mower blade can create
excessive vibration and damage the unit or
cause mower blade failure.
Figure 31. Balancing the Mower Blade
A. Nail
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1. Clean the mower blade to remove any dried grass or
other debris.
2. See Figure 31. Put the mower blade on a nail in a vise
and turn the mower blade to the horizontal position.
3. Check the balance of the mower blade. If either end
of the mower blade moves downward, sharpen the
heavy end until the mower blade is balanced. See
Sharpening the Mower Blades for proper sharpening
instructions.
4. Repeat the process until the mower blade remains in the
horizontal position.
Reinstalling the Mower Blades
1. Reinstall each mower blade with the air lifts pointing up
towards the mower deck as shown in Figure 32. Secure
with the mower blade mounting bolt and flat washer (A
& B, Figure 32) and torque to 70 ft. lbs (94 Nm).
2. If there are no flats on the spindle shaft, wedge a
wooden block between the mower blade and the mower
deck housing to keep the mower blade from turning.
B
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Figure 32. Tightening the Mower Blade for Installation
A. Mower Blade Mounting Bolt
B. Flat Washer
C. Mower Blade Air Lift (Points Up For Installation)
D. 4 X 4 Wooden Block
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Ground Speed Control Lever Adjustment
The control levers can be adjusted in three ways. The
alignment of the control levers, the placement of the levers
(how close the ends are to one another) and the height of
the levers can be adjusted.
B
A
To Adjust the Handle Alignment
Loosen the mount bolts (A, Figure 33) and pivot the lever(s)
(B) to align with each other.
To Adjust the Handle Placement
Loosen the jam nuts and adjust the placement bolt (C,
Figure 34) in or out to properly adjust the lever end spacing.
To Adjust the Handle Height
Remove the mounting hardware and reposition the handle
either up or down from its original position. You will need
to readjust the handle alignment as described above.
Figure 33. Control Lever Adjustment
A. Placement Hardware
B. Ground Speed Control Lever
Speed Balancing Adjustment
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If the rider veers to the right or left when the ground speed
control levers are in the maximum forward position, the top
speed of each of these levers can be balanced by turning the
adjustment bolt(s) (A, Figure 34). Only adjust the speed of
the wheel that is traveling faster.
To Reduce the Speed of the Faster Wheel
1. Loosen the securing nut.
2. Turn the top speed adjustment bolt COUNTERCLOCKWISE to reduce the speed.
3. Retighten the securing nut when adjustment is
complete.
WARNING
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DO NOT adjust the tractor for a faster overall
speed forward or reverse than it was designed
for.
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Figure 34. Top Speed Adjustment
A. Top Speed Adjustment Bolt
B. Control Lever Base
C. Alignment Hardware
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Neutral Adjustment
If the tractor “creeps” while the ground speed control levers
are locked in NEUTRAL, then it may be necessary to adjust
the linkage rod.
NOTE: Perform this adjustment on a hard, level
surface such as a concrete floor.
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Figure 35. Neutral Adjustment
(LH side shown)
A. Adjustment Linkage Rod
B. Nuts
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1. Disengage the PTO, engage the parking brake and turn
off the engine.
2. There are three nuts (B, Figure 35) on the linkage rod
(A). The first two are to be used together to turn the rod
and the third (towards the front of the machine) is used
to lock the rod in place. Loosen the jam nut that locks
against the ball joint and turn the linkage rod to adjust.
If the machine creeps forward, turn the rod CLOCKWISE
(while standing at the rear of the machine, facing
forward), if the machine creeps backward, turn the rod
COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.
3. Lock the jam nut (B) against the ball joint when neutral
is achieved.
NOTE: This adjustment should not be performed
while the machine is running. It may take several
attempts to achieved neutral, depending upon how
much the machine creeps.
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Parking Brake Adjustment
CAUTION
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1. Disengage the PTO, stop the engine, block the front
wheels, remove the ignition key, and engage the parking
brake.
2. Locate the brake spring (A, Figure 36).
3. With the parking brake engaged, measure the
compressed spring length. The spring should be 2” to
2-1/8” (5,0 - 5,4 cm) when compressed.
4. If the spring is not within this range, release the parking
brake and turn the adjustment nut (B) to compress or
release the spring.
5. Engage the parking brake and remeasure the spring.
Do not adjust the spring to be shorter than
1-15/16” (4,9 cm) when compressed. This may
damage the brake mechanism.
A
2" - 2-1/8"
(5,0 - 5,4cm)
B
Figure 36. Parking Brake Adjustment
A. Brake Spring
B. Adjustment Nut
If this does not correct the braking problem, see
your Snapper Pro dealer.
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Return-To-Neutral Adjustment
To determine if it is necessary to adjust the neutral return,
perform the following steps.
1. Disengage the PTO, engage the parking brake and turn
off the engine.
2. Move the ground speed control levers into the operating
position, pull levers rearward and release.
3. Move the ground speed control levers out towards the
neutral position. If the levers do not align with the
notches in the neutral lock plate, it is necessary to adjust
the adjustment linkage rod (B, Figure 37).
WARNING
To avoid serious injury, perform adjustments
only with engine stopped, key removed and
tractor on level ground.
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B
A
D
E
Figure 37. Neutral Return Spring Adjustment
A. Set Collar
B. Adjustment Linkage Rod
C. Neutral Return Spring
D. Neutral Return Bushing
E. Spring Stop Plate
Adjustment
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1. Pull the ground speed control lever rearward and release
to check position. If the ground speed control lever
does not align itself with the notch in the neutral plate,
then move the set collar (A) forward or back on the
adjustment linkage rod (B) until the speed control lever
aligns with the notch. Retighten the set collar.
2. Make sure that the neutral return bushing (D) is seated
correctly in the spring stop plate (E).
3. Pull the ground speed control lever rearward and release
to check position again. Adjust as necessary to align
the ground speed control levers with the notches in the
neutral lock plate.
It is important to note that after every adjustment
of the neutral return rod, the lever must be pulled
rearward and released to properly check the neutral
position.
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Deck Rod Timing Adjustment
Figure 38. Check Lift Rod Timing
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1. Park the machine on a flat, level surface. Disengage the
PTO, engage the parking brake, turn off the engine, and
remove the ignition key. Rear tires must be inflated to
15 psi (1,03 bar); front tires to 25 psi (1,72 bar).
2. To check the lift rod timing, measure and record the
distance between the lift pivots and the rod pivots.
Repeat for other side of unit. See Figure 38.
3. If the measurements for the rods 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 4.
4. Lock the deck lift pedal in the 5” (12,7 cm) position.
Remove the cutting height adjustment pin and lower the
mower deck.
5. To ensure that the deck is in the lowest position, push
the pedal by hand towards the rear of the unit and install
the height adjustment pin in the 3” (7,6 cm) position to
hold in place.
6. Block up the mower deck until all hanger chains are
slack. Refer to Figure 40.
7. See Figure 39. To adjust the lift rod, loosen the jam
nut on the front clevis then remove the 1/2” clevis pin
fastening the clevis to the lift pivot arm. Turn the clevis
clockwise to shorten the distance between the rod pivots
or counterclockwise to lengthen the distance between
the rod pivots. Reinstall the clevis on the lift pivot arm
and secure with the 1/2” clevis pin previously removed.
Tighten the jam nut against the clevis.
8. Remove the blocks from the under the mower deck.
9. Remove the cutting height adjustment pin from in front
of the deck lift pedal arm. Lift mower deck and reinstall
adjustment pin in desired mowing height.
Figure 39. Adjust Lift Rod Timing
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Figure 40. 2 x 4 Locations
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Deck Leveling Adjustment
NOTE: Before adjusting the deck level, the deck lift
rod timing must be checked and/or adjusted.
Adjust
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Coarse Adjustment Procedure
When adjusting the deck level, the coarse adjustment
procedure should be used to make the majority of the
adjustment and the fine adjustment procedure should
be used to complete the adjustment.
Figure 41. Hanger Chain Adjustment
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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 (1,03 bar); front
tires to 25 psi (1,72 bar).
2. Lock the deck lift pedal in the 5” (12,7cm) position.
Place the deck height adjustment pin in the 4” position
and lower deck the lift pedal until the arm contacts the
pin.
3. Place 2 x 4 blocks under each corner of the mower deck
with the 3-1/2” sides being vertical. See Figure 40.
4. Loosen the nuts and allow the front of the deck to rest
on the 2 x 4’s. Slide the chains down in the slots until
the chains are tight and tighten the nuts See Figure 41.
5. Loosen the nuts and allow the rear of the deck to rest on
the 2 x 4’s. Slide the chains down in the slots until the
chains are tight and tighten the nuts. See Figure 41.
6. Remove all 2 x 4 blocks from under the mower deck.
7. For your safety, DO NOT handle mower blades with bare
hands. Position the outside mower blades so that they
face front-to-back (Figure 42).
8. Measure from the front tip of the blade from the cutting
edge to the ground. Measure from the rear tip of the
blade from the cutting edge to the ground. Repeat this
process for the other side of the machine. The front
and back measurements should be 4” (10,2 cm). If the
measurements are greater than 1/8” (3,17 mm) of what
they should be adjust the deck height until they are
correct.
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1. Loosen the jam nut (A, Figure 43) and turn the fine
adjustment bolt (B) to adjust the deck height until the
front measurements equals 4” (10,2 cm). Turn the bolt
CLOCKWISE to raise the deck; COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
to lower the deck.
2. Position the outside mower blades so they face front-toback.
3. Remeasure the front tip of the blade from the cutting
edge to the ground. Measure the rear tip of the blade
from the cutting edge to the ground. Repeat the
process for the other side of machine.
4. Once the measurement equals 4” (10,2 cm), retighten
the jam nut.
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Figure 42. Checking The Blade Height Measurement
Figure 43. Fine Adjustment
A. Jam Nut
B. Fine Adjustment Bolt
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Mower Belt Replacement
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B
NOTICE
To avoid damaging belts, DO NOT PRY BELTS
OVER PULLEYS.
1. Park the tractor 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. Lower the mower deck to its lowest cutting position and
remove the mower deck guards.
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61” Decks
WARNING
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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3. For 61” Decks: Using a 1/2” breaker bar, place the
square end in the square hole located in the end of the
idler arm (A, Figures 44). Carefully rotate the breaker
bar COUNTER-CLOCKWISE, which will relieve the
tension on the belt exerted from the idler arm.
For 72” Decks: Using the 3/4” combination wrench,
place the box end on the nut (A, Figure 44) that secures
the idler pulley located at the end of the idler arm.
Carefully roate the wrench CLOCKWISE, which will
relieve the tension on the belt exerted from the idler
arm.
4. Slide the drive belt over the edge of the stationary idler
pulley (B). Carefully release the tension on the breaker
bar or the combination wrench.
5. Remove the old belt and replace with a new one. Make
sure the V-side of the belt runs in the pulley grooves
(Figure 45).
6. For 61” Decks: Install the drive belt on the PTO
pulley, the spindle pulleys and all idler pulleys except
the stationary pulley (B, Figure 44). Carefully rotate the
breaker bar COUNTER-CLOCKWISE and install the belt
on the stationary idler pulley (B). Carefully release the
tension on the breaker bar.
For 72” Decks: Install the drive belt on the PTO
pulley, the spindle pulleys and all idler pulleys except
the stationary pulley (B, Figure 44). Carefully rotate the
combination wrench CLOCKWISE and install the belt
on the stationary idler pulley (B). Carefully release the
tension on the combination wrench.
7. Reinstall the mower deck guards.
8. Run the mower under no-load condition for about 5
minutes to break-in the new belt.
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Figure 44. Mower PTO Belt
A. Idler Arm
B. Stationary Idler Pulley
C. Nut
C
B
D
A
A
D
61” Decks
A
C
D
B
A
A
D
A
D
72” Decks
Figure 45. Mower PTO Belt Routing
A. Spindle Pulley
B. PTO Drive Belt
C. Spring-loaded Idler Pulley
D. Stationary Idler Pulley
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Check the Mower Belt Idler Tensioner Spring
Length
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. Lower the mower deck to its lowest cutting position.
3. Measure the coil length of the mower belt tensioner
spring (A, Figure 46). The measurement should equal
7-1/4” (18,42 cm). If the measurement does not equal
7-1/4” (18,42 cm), adjust the anchor eyebolt (B).
7-1/4”
(18,42 cm)
A
Adjusting the Mower Belt Idler Spring Length
1. Loosen the jam nut (C).
2. Turn the adjustment nut (D) until a measurement of
7-1/4” (18,42 cm) is achieved.
3. Retighten the jam nut.
B
D
C
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Figure 46. Mower Belt Idler Spring Length
A. Mower Belt Tensioner Spring
B. Anchor Eyebolt
C. Jam Nut
D. Adjustment Nut
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Hydraulic Pump Drive Belt Replacement
1. Park the tractor 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. Remove the PTO drive belt (see MOWER BELT
REPLACEMENT for removal instructions).
3. Remove the hardware that secures the clutch anchor
pad to the PTO clutch.
B
G
D
8 3/8”
(21,2 cm)
F
E
WARNING
A
STORED ENERGY DEVICE: Improper release
of the belt tension spring can result in personal
injury. Use extreme caution when removing
this spring.
C
Figure 47. Hydraulic Pump Drive Belt Replacement
A. Pump Drive Belt
B. Crankshaft Pulley
C. Pump Pulley
D. Idler Pulley
E. Idler Arm
F. Spring
G. Spring Anchor Eyebolt
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4. Loosen the nut on the spring anchor eyebolt (G, Figure
47) to release the majority of the belt tension. Use
caution and remove the nut to completely release the
tension.
5. Remove the old belt and replace it with the new one.
Make sure the V-side of the belt runs in the grooves of
the crankshaft pulley and pump pulleys (B & C).
6. Reinstall the spring anchor eyebolt (G) into the anchor
tab and loosely fasten the nut. Adjust the anchor
eyebolt until a measurement of 8-3/8” (21,2 cm) is
achieved from the outside if the spring hooks. Tighten
nut.
7. Reinstall the clutch anchor pad to the PTO clutch and
secure with the hardware previously removed.
8. Reinstall the PTO drive belt.
C
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Battery Maintenance
NOTE: This unit is equipped with a maintenance-free
BCIU1 battery.
Cleaning the Battery and Cables
WARNING
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.
B
Figure 48. Battery Compartment
A. Positive (+) Cable & Terminal
B. Negative (-) Cable & Terminal
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1. Disconnect the cables from the battery, negative (black)
cable first (B, Figure 48).
2. Clean the battery terminals and cable ends with a wire
brush until shiny.
3. Reinstall the battery and reattach the battery cables,
positive (red) cable first (A).
4. Coat the cable ends and battery terminals with
petroleum jelly or non-conducting grease.
A
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Regular Maintenance
Jump Starting With Auxiliary (Booster) Battery
Battery Service
Checking Battery Voltage
WARNING
Keep open flames and sparks away from the
battery; the gasses coming from it are highly
explosive. Ventilate the battery well during
charging.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
Maintenance Section.
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 49.
Charging a Completely Discharged Battery
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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.
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.
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.
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THIS HOOK-UP FOR NEGATIVE GROUND VEHICLES
To
Starter
Switch
To
Starter
Switch
Jumper Cable
Starting
Vehicle
Battery
Discharged
Vehicle
Battery
Jumper Cable
To Ground
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Engine
Block
MAKE CERTAIN VEHICLES DO NOT TOUCH
Figure 49. Jump Starting
WARNING
WARNING
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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.
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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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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.
• Clean all grass and dirt from the mower.
Long Term Storage (Longer Than 30 Days)
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.
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.
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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:
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.
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.
c. Coat all bare metal surfaces with paint or light coat of
oil to prevent rusting.
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3. Clean external surfaces and engine.
4. Prepare engine for storage. See engine owner’s
manual.
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.
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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Remove any blocks from under the unit.
Install the battery if it was removed.
Unplug the exhaust outlet and air cleaner.
Fill the fuel tank with fresh gasoline. See engine
manual for recommendations.
See engine owner’s manual and follow all instructions
for preparing engine after storage.
Check crankcase oil level and add proper oil if
necessary. If any condensation has developed during
storage, drain crankcase oil and refill.
Inflate tires to proper pressure. Check fluid levels.
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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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Chart
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 tractor or 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 Rider
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Engine will not turnover or start.
1.
2.
1. Engage parking brake.
2. Place in OFF position.
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Parking brake not engaged.
PTO (electric clutch) switch
in ON position.
Out of fuel.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Engine flooded.
Fuse blown.
Battery terminals require
cleaning.
Battery discharged or dead.
Wiring loose or broken.
9. Solenoid or starter motor faulty.
10. Safety interlock switch
faulty.
11. Spark plug(s) faulty, fouled
or incorrectly gapped.
12. Water in fuel.
13. Gas is old or stale.
7. Recharge or replace.
8. Visually check wiring & replace broken or
frayed wires. Tighten loose connections.
9. Repair or replace. See authorized dealer
10. Replace as needed. See authorized
service dealer.
11. Clean and gap or replace.
See engine manual.
12. Drain fuel & replace with fresh fuel.
13. Drain fuel & replace with fresh fuel.
Fuel mixture too rich.
Spark plug faulty, fouled, or
incorrectly gapped.
1. Clean air filter. Check choke adjustment.
2. Clean and gap or replace.
(See engine manual.)
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Engine starts hard or runs poorly. 1.
2.
3. If engine is hot, allow it to cool, then refill
the fuel tank.
4. Move choke control to closed position.
5. Replace fuse.
6. Clean the battery terminals
Engine knocks.
1.
2.
Low oil level.
Using wrong grade oil.
1. Check/add oil as required.
2. See engine manual.
Excessive oil consumption.
1.
Engine running too hot.
2.
3.
Using wrong weight oil.
Too much oil in crankcase.
1. Clean engine fins, blower screen and
air cleaner.
2. See engine manual.
3. Drain excess oil.
1.
2.
Dirty air filter.
Engine choke control
is in closed position.
Engine exhaust is black.
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1. Replace air filter. See engine manual.
2. Open choke control.
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Rider Troubleshooting Continued.
Problem
Cause
Remedy
Engine runs, but rider will
not drive.
1.
1. Turn valve(s) clockwise to close.
2.
3.
4.
Hydraulic release valve(s)
in “open” position.
Belt is broken.
Drive belt slips.
Brake is not fully released.
1.
2.
Pulleys or belt greasy or oily.
Tension too loose.
3.
Belt stretched or worn.
1. Clean as required.
2. Adjust spring tension.
See Drive Belt Replacement
3. Replace belt.
Brake will not hold.
1.
2.
Brake is incorrectly adjusted.
Brake pads worn.
1. See Brake Adjustment.
2. Replace with new brake pads.
Rider steers or handles poorly.
1.
2.
Steering linkage is loose.
Improper tire inflation.
1. Check and tighten any loose connections.
2. See Regular Maintenance Section.
Rider drive belt slips.
2. See Drive Belt Replacement.
3. See problem and cause below.
4. See authorized service dealer
Troubleshooting the Mower
Cause
Remedy
1.
Lift linkage not properly attached
or damaged.
1. See authorized service dealer for repair.
1.
2.
3.
Engine speed too slow.
Ground speed too fast.
Cutting height set too low.
4.
Discharge chute jamming
with cut grass.
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.
1.
2.
1. Tighten to 70 ft.lbs. (94 N.m.).
2. Check and replace as necessary.
4.
Blade mounting bolts are loose.
Mower blades, arbors,
or pulleys are bent.
Mower blades are out
of balance.
Belt installed incorrectly.
Excessive belt wear or breakage.
1.
2.
Bent or rough pulleys.
Using incorrect belt.
1. Repair or replace.
2. Replace with correct belt.
Mower drive belt slips
or fails to drive.
1.
1. Repair or replace as needed.
2.
Idler pulley spring broken or not
properly attached.
Mower drive belt broken.
1.
2.
3.
Electrical wiring damage.
PTO clutch not adjusted
Battery voltage too low.
Engine stalls easily with
mower engaged.
Excessive mower vibration.
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Mower will not raise.
Mower does not engage.
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3.
3. Remove, sharpen, and balance blades.
See Maintenance Section.
4. Reinstall Correctly.
2. Replace drive belt.
1. Locate & repair damaged wire.
2. See PTO Clutch Adjustment section
3. Recharge battery and check alternator.
See Battery Maintenance section.
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TROUBLESHOOTING COMMON CUTTING PROBLEMS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
REMEDY
Streaking
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Blades are not sharp.
Blades are worn down too far.
Engine speed is too slow.
Ground speed is too fast.
Deck is plugged with grass.
Not overlapping cutting rows enough.
Not overlapping enough when turning.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Sharpen your blades.
Replace your blades.
Always mow at FULL throttle.
Slow down.
Clean out the mower.
Overlap you cutting rows.
When turning your effective cutting width
decreases—overlap more when turning.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Roll or level the lawn.
Raise the cutting height.
Slow down.
Correctly level the deck.
Check and inflate the tires.
Scalping
Stepped Cutting.
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.
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Level the deck correctly.
Sharpen or replace the blades.
Replace the blades.
Clean out the deck.
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 low.
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.
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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 levelled correctly.
5. Tire pressure is low or uneven.
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Specifications
Specifications
NOTE: Specifications are correct at time of printing and are subject to change without notice.
*Actual sustained equipment horsepower will likely be lower due to operating limitations and environmental factors.
ENGINE:
32 HP Briggs & Stratton**
25 HP Kawasaki*
Make
Model
Horsepower
Displacement
Electrical System
Oil Capacity
Kawasaki
FH721V
25 @ 3600 rpm
41.2 Cu. in (675 cc)
12 Volt, 13 amp. Alternator, Battery: 340 CCA
2.0 US qt. ( 1.9 L) w/ Filter
Kawasaki
FX730V
26 @ 3600 rpm
44.3 Cu. in (726 cc)
12 Volt, 15 amp. Alternator, Battery: 340 CCA
2.2 US qt. ( 2.1 L) w/ Filter
27 HP Kohler*
Kohler
CV740S
27 @ 3600 rpm
44.24 Cu. in (725 cc)
12 Volt, 16 amp. Alternator, Battery: 340 CCA
2.1 US qt.. (2.0 L) w/ Filter
27 HP Kawasaki*
Make
Model
Horsepower
Displacement
Electrical System
Oil Capacity
Kawasaki
FX751V
27 @ 3600 rpm
52.0 Cu. in (852 cc)
12 Volt, 15 amp. Alternator, Battery: 340 CCA
2.0 US qt. ( 1.9 L) w/ Filter
28 HP Briggs & Stratton**
TRANSMISSIONS:
(S/N: 2014450933 & Below):
Hydro-Gear HGM-12E 3131 / PG-3H
(S/N: 2014450934 & Above):
Hydro-Gear TF0240LS081AAKZ (RH) / PG-3H
Hydro-Gear TF0240LS080AAKZ (LH) / PG-3H
Briggs & Stratton
541777-0110-E1
28 @ 3600 rpm
54.88 Cu. in (896 cc)
12 Volt, 20 amp. Alternator, Battery: 340 CCA
2.4 qt. (2.3 L) w/ Filter
Type
Hydraulic Fluid
Speeds
@ 3400 rpm
Continuous Torque
Output
Maximum Weight
on Axle
Pump and Wheel Motor
SAE 20W-50 motor oil
Forward: 0-10 MPH (0-16.09 km/h)
Reverse: 0-5 MPH (0-8.05 km/h)
222 ft. lbs. (301 N.m.)
750 lbs. (340 Kg)
DIMENSIONS:
Overall Length
Overall Width
Height
Weight (apx..)
79” (201 cm)
62” (157 cm)
68” (173 cm)
1175 lbs. (534 kg)
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Make
Model
Horsepower
Displacement
Electrical System
Oil Capacity
Front Wheels
Capacity: 12 Gallons (45.4 L)
Tire Size: 24 x 12.00 -12
Inflation Pressure: 15 psi (1,03 bar)
Tire Size: 13 x 6.50 - 6
Inflation Pressure: 25 psi (1,72 bar)
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Electrical System
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Briggs & Stratton
543777-0120-E1
32 @ 3600 rpm
54.62 Cu. in (895 cc)
12 Volt, 20 amp. Alternator, Battery: 340 CCA
2.4 US qt.. (2.3 L) w/ Filter
CHASSIS:
Fuel Tank
Rear Wheels
26 HP Kawasaki*
Make
Model
Horsepower
Displacement
Electrical System
Oil Capacity
Make
Model
Horsepower
Displacement
Electrical System
Oil Capacity
**Engine Power Rating Information
The gross power rating for individual gas engine models is labeled in accordance with SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
code J1940 (Small Engine Power & Torque Rating Procedure), and rating performance has been obtained and corrected in
accordance with SAE J1995 (Revision 2002-05). Torque values are derived at 3060 RPM; horsepower values are derived at
3600 RPM. Actual gross engine power will be lower and is affected by, among other things, ambient operating conditions
and engine-to-engine variability. Given both the wide array of products on which engines are placed and the variety of
environmental issues applicable to operating the equipment, the gas engine will not develop the rated gross power when used
in a given piece of power equipment (actual “on-site” or net power). This difference is due to a variety of factors including,
but not limited to, accessories (air cleaner, exhaust, charging, cooling, carburetor, fuel pump, etc.), application limitations,
ambient operating conditions (temperature, humidity, altitude), and engine-to-engine variability. Due to manufacturing and
capacity limitations, Briggs & Stratton may substitute an engine of higher rated power for this Series engine.
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ALIGN THIS EDGE WITH A VERTICAL SURFACE
(TREE, POLE, FENCE POST, BUILDING, ETC)
EGREE
3
COMPARE THE ANGLE
OF THE FOLD TO THE
ANGLE OF THE SLOPE
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
1 FOLD ALONG APPROPRIATE DOTTED LINE
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Snapper Pro - a division of Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC.
Owner's Limited Warranty Information
(Effective 08/01/2007)
Thank you for purchasing Snapper Pro commercial mowing equipment. Please take a few minutes to read this limited warranty information. It contains all the information you will need to have your Snapper Pro mower repaired in the unlikely event that a breakdown covered by this limited warranty
should occur.
Owner's Responsibilities - As a condition to our obligations under this limited warranty, you shall have read the operator's manual and you shall have
completed and submitted to Snapper Pro, within 20 days from the date of purchase, the Snapper Pro Product Registration. You must properly service
and maintain your Snapper Pro product as described in the operator's manual. Such routine maintenance, whether performed by a dealer or by you, is
at your expense. The Snapper Pro equipment, including any defective part covered by this limited warranty, must be returned to an authorized Snapper
Pro dealer within the warranty period for warranty service. This limited warranty extends only to equipment operated under normal conditions and in
accordance with Snapper Pro' instructions.
Warranty Start Date - The limited warranty coverage begins on the day you buy your new Snapper Pro commercial mowing equipment. An authorized
Snapper Pro dealer will assist you in filling out a Snapper Pro Product Registration with specific information for the model you purchase and your personal information, which must be returned to Snapper Pro.
Limited Warranty - The limited warranty, set forth below, is a written guarantee by Snapper Pro, during the warranty period, to repair or replace parts
which have a substantial defect in materials or workmanship. The warranty is "limited" because it is for a specified period of time, applies to the original purchaser only, and is subject to other restrictions.
SNAPPER PRO LIMITED WARRANTY
Snapper Pro warrants, in accordance with the provisions below, to the original purchaser only, for the periods described below that the commercial
mower shall be free from substantial defects in material or workmanship under normal use and service. If you wish to file a claim under this limited
warranty, you must provide prompt notice of your claim to an authorized Snapper Pro dealer during the warranty period. Snapper Pro' obligation under
this limited warranty is, at Snapper Pro' option, to repair or replace any part or parts of the mower, which, in the judgment of Snapper Pro, are found to
be defective and covered by this limited warranty. An authorized Snapper Pro dealer will repair or replace the defective part or parts, at the dealer's
place of business, at no charge for the labor or parts. This limited warranty applies only to mowers sold in the United States and Canada and is subject to the following limitations.
Warranty Period
2-years (24 months) from date of retail purchase by the original
purchaser for parts & labor (90 days for rental mowers)
(Except as noted below*)
*Belts, Tires, Brake Pads
And Hoses, Battery, Blades
90 days from date of retail purchase by the original purchaser
*Attachments
1 year from date of retail purchase by the original purchaser
*Engine
If the engine manufacturer provides any warranty on the mower's engine, Snapper Pro will assign that
warranty to the original purchaser of the mower if such assignment is reasonably practicable. Please refer to
the engine manufacturer's warranty statement, if any, that is included in the owner's packet. We are not
authoized to handle warranty adjustments or repairs on engines. Snapper Pro offers NO WARRANTY on
mower engines. Snapper Pro does not guarantee or represent that any engine manufacturer will comply with
the terms of its warranty.
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All Mowers
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Items and Conditions Not Covered
This warranty does not cover, and Snapper Pro makes NO WARRANTY regarding, the following:
• Mowers or their parts if a complete and accurate Snapper Pro Product Registration has not been received by Snapper Pro.
• Loss or damage to person or property other than that expressly covered by the terms of this limited warranty.
• Pickup and delivery charges and risk of loss or damage in transit to and from any authorized Snapper Pro dealer.
• Any damage or deterioration due to normal use, wear and tear, or environmental or natural elements, or exposure.
• Cost of regular maintenance service or parts, such as but not limited to, filters, fuel, lubricants, tune-up parts, and adjustments.
• Claims arising due to failure to follow Snapper Pro' written instructions, or improper storage or maintenance.
• Any repairs necessary due to use of parts, accessories or supplies, including gasoline, oil or lubricants, incompatible with the mowing equipment,
or other than as recommended in the operator's manual or other written operational instructions provided by Snapper Pro.
• Use of non-Snapper Pro approved parts or accessories.
• Any overtime or other extraordinary repair charges or charges relating to repairs or replacements.
• Rental of like or similar replacement equipment during the period of any warranty, repair or replacement work.
• Loss of revenue, time or use of the mowing equipment.
• Travel, telephone or other communication charges.
• Damage from continued use of defective mowing equipment.
• Freight charges on replacement parts.
• Any mowing equipment or part which, in the judgment of Snapper Pro, has been altered or tampered with in any way or has been subjected to
misuse, abuse, abnormal usage, unauthorized repair, neglect or accident, damage in transit, or has had the serial numbers altered, effaced or
removed.
• Any equipment, part or item not mentioned under "Covered Parts," above.
General Conditions
Snapper Pro is continually striving to improve its products, and therefore reserves the right to make improvements or changes without incurring any
obligation to make changes or additions to products sold previously. Any oral or written description of Snapper Pro products is for the sole purpose of
identifying the products and shall not be construed as an express warranty. No warranty claim shall give rise to a right for the purchaser to cancel or
rescind any sale. No person is authorized to make any warranty or assume for Snapper Pro any liability not strictly in accordance with this limited warranty. Any assistance Snapper Pro provides to or procures for the purchaser outside the terms, limitations or exclusions of this limited warranty will not
constitute a waiver of the terms, limitations or exclusions of this limited warranty, nor will such assistance extend or revive the limited warranty.
Snapper Pro will not reimburse the purchaser for any expenses incurred by the purchaser in repairing, correcting or replacing any defective products
except for those incurred with Snapper Pro' prior written permission and in accordance with this limited warranty.
Snapper Pro' sole and exclusive liability with respect to this limited warranty, and the purchaser's exclusive remedy, shall be repair or replacement as
set forth herein. All warranty work must be performed by an authorized Snapper Pro dealer using only Snapper Pro approved replacement parts.
SNAPPER PRO SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY OTHER COST, LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY INCIDENTAL, COMPENSATORY, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE. SNAPPER PRO' AGGREGATE LIABILITY
WITH RESPECT TO A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR PART SHALL BE LIMITED TO AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE MONIES PAID BY THE PURCHASER FOR THAT DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR PART. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, AND SNAPPER PRO' OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER, ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SNAPPER PRO SHALL NOT BE
LIABLE TO THE PURCHASER, OR TO ANYONE CLAIMING UNDER THE PURCHASER, FOR ANY OTHER OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT OR WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE
OR OTHER TORT OR ANY THEORY OF STRICT LIABILITY, WITH RESPECT TO SNAPPER PRO PRODUCTS OR SNAPPER PRO' ACTS OR
OMISSIONS OR OTHERWISE.
It is the express wish of the parties that this agreement and any related documents be drafted in English. Il est la volonté expresse des parties que
cette convention et tous les documents s'y rattachent soient rédigés en anglais.
OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
S200X Series
Zero-Turn Riding Mower
Product Specifications:
Common Service Parts:
ENGINE:
CHASSIS:
25 HP Kawasaki
Fuel Tank
Rear Wheels
Kawasaki
FH721V
2.0 Qt. ( 1.9 L) w/ Filter
26 HP Kawasaki
Make
Model
Oil Capacity
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Kawasaki
FX730V
2.2 Qt. (2,1 L) w/ Filter
Front Wheels
BELTS AND BLADES:
TRACTOR
Pump Drive Belt
27 HP Kohler
Kohler
CV740S
2.2 Qt. (2.1 L) w/ Filter
27 HP Kawasaki
Make
Model
Oil Capacity
Kawasaki
FX751V
2.0 Qt. ( 1.9 L) w/ Filter
28 HP Briggs & Stratton
Make
Model
Oil Capacity
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Model
Oil Capacity
Briggs & Stratton
541777-0110-E1
2.4 Qt. (2.25 L) w/ Filter
32 HP Briggs & Stratton
Make
Model
Oil Capacity
Capacity: 12 Gallons (45.4 L)
Tire Size: 24 x 12.00 -12
Inflation Pressure: 15 psi (1,03 bar)
Tire Size: 13 x 6.50 - 6
Inflation Pressure: 25 psi (1,72 bar)
Briggs & Stratton
543777-0120-E1
2.4 Qt. (2.25 L) w/ Filter
Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group
5375 North Main Street
Munnsville, NY 13409
800-933-6175
www.SnapperPro.com
5101029
61” MOWER DECK
Deck Drive Belt
Mower Blade
5100893
5101755
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