Poulan 183044 Lawn Mower User Manual

Poulan 183044 Lawn Mower User Manual

IMPORTANT MANUAL Do Not Throw Away

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OWNER'S MANUAL

MODEL:

PR17542STB

LAWN TRACTOR

Always Wear Eye Protection During Operation

WARNING:

Read the Owner's Manual and follow all Warnings and Safety Instructions.

Failure to do so can result in serious injury.

183044 07.23.02 TR

Printed in U.S.A.

SAFETY RULES

SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR RIDE-ON MOWERS

IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS.

FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

I. GENERAL OPERATION

• Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting.

• Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine.

• Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.

• Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing.

Stop machine if anyone enters the area.

• Never carry passengers.

• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.

Always look down and behind before and while backing.

• 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 guard in place.

• Slow down before turning.

• Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting.

• Turn off blades when not mowing.

• Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute.

• Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.

• Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

• Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.

• Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.

• 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.

• Keep machine free of grass , leaves or other debris buildup which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn.

Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause build-up to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before storage.

II. SLOPE OPERATION

Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tipover 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 mow it.

DO:

• Mow up and down slopes, not across.

• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.

• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.

• Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.

• Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.

These can change the stability of the machine.

• Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.

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• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.

DO NOT:

Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.

• Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments.

The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.

Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding.

• Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground.

Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.

III. CHILDREN

Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.

Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.

• Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.

• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

• Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children.

• Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

• Never allow children to operate the machine.

• Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.

IV. SERVICE

• Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive.

- Use only an approved container.

- Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke.

- Never refuel the machine indoors.

- Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater.

• Never run a machine inside a closed area.

• Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.

• Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.

• Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris buildup. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing.

• Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object.

Repair, if necessary, before restarting.

• Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.

• 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.

• Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.

• Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.

SAFETY RULES

Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers

• Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.

• Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off.

• Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing.

• Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

• Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.

• Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

• Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children.

• Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across.

• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

• Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.

• Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.

• Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.

• If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly.

• Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.

WARNING: In order to prevent acciden-

tal starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug.

WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.

WARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope.

Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.

WARNING

Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and 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 birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SAFETY RULES ........................................................ 2-3

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 4

MAINTENANCE ................................................... 4, 15-18

ASSEMBLY ................................................................ 6-8

OPERATION ............................................................. 9-14

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ....................................... 15

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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ............................. 19-25

STORAGE ................................................................... 26

TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................. 27-28

REPAIR PARTS ...................................................... 30-45

WARRANTY ................................................................ 49

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

GASOLINE CAPACITY

AND TYPE:

2.00 GALLONS

UNLEADED REGULAR

OIL TYPE (API-SF-SJ):

OIL CAPACITY:

CHARGING

W/ FILTER: 4.0 PINTS

W/O FILTER: 3.75 PINTS

CHAMPION RC12YC SPARK PLUG:

(GAP: .040")

GROUND SPEED (MPH): FORWARD:

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

REVERSE:

TIRE PRESSURE: FRONT:

REAR:

14 PSI

10 PSI

3 AMPS BATTERY

5 AMPS HEADLIGHTS

1.2

1.5

2.4

3.5

4.8

5.3

1.5

BATTERY:

BLADE BOLT TORQUE:

SAE 30 (above 32°F)

SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)

AMP/HR: 35

MIN. CCA: 280

CASE SIZE: U1R

27-35 FT. LBS.

CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance.

Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/department. We have competent, well-trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.

Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly.

Always observe the “SAFETY RULES”.

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES

• Read and observe the safety rules.

• Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.

• Follow the instructions under “Maintenance” and “Storage” sections of this owner’s manual.

WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws

(if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.

A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest authorized service center/department (See REPAIR

PARTS section of this manual).

In the state of California the above is required by law (Section

4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands.

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UNASSEMBLED HARDWARE

Steering Wheel

Steering

Extension

Shaft

Seat

(1) Washer

17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge

(1) Knob

Steering

Sleeve

Steering

Wheel Insert

(1) Locknut 1/2-20

Slope Sheet

Keys

(2) Keys

(1) Large Flat

Washer

(1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4

(1) Locknut 1/4-28

Steering

Wheel

Adapter

(2) Mulcher Blades

Blades

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ASSEMBLY

Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.

TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY

A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes are listed.

(2) 7/16" wrenches

(1) 3/4" wrench

Utility knife

Tire pressure gauge

Pliers

When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).

TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON

UNPACK CARTON

• Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton.

• Cut, from top to bottom, along lines on all four corners of carton, and lay panels flat.

• Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove.

STEERING

BOOT

ADAPTER

STEERING

WHEEL INSERT

1/2 HEX NUT

LARGE FLAT

WASHER

TABS

STEERING

WHEEL

EXTENSION SHAFT

1/4 HEX BOLT

BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM

SKID

ATTACH STEERING WHEEL (See Fig. 1)

ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT

• Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft. Align mounting holes in extension and lower shafts and install

1/4 hex bolt and locknut. Tighten securely.

IMPORTANT: TIGHTEN BOLT AND NUT SECURELY TO

10-12 FT. LBS TORQUE.

• Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure.

INSTALL STEERING WHEEL

• Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward.

• Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension.

• Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide inside boot and onto adapter.

• Assemble large flat washer, 1/2 hex nut and tighten securely.

• Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel.

• Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill.

IMPORTANT: CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES

IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR

IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.

1/4 LOCKNUT

LOWER

STEERING

SHAFT

FIG. 1

TAB

SLOTS

HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR

CHECK BATTERY (See Fig. 2)

• Lift seat pan to raised position.

• If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps.

(See "BATTERY" in MAINTENANCE section of this manual for charging instructions).

SEAT PAN

LABEL

FIG. 2

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ASSEMBLY

INSTALL SEAT (See Fig. 3)

Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob.

• Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor.

• Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard.

• Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan.

• Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor.

• Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten.

• Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat.

• Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down.

• Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.

• Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely.

SEAT PAN

TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section, page 10, for location and function of controls)

• Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

• Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal.

• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.

• Roll tractor forward off skid.

• Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor.

TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section, page 10, for location and function of controls)

WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects.

• Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed.

• Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline.

• Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake.

• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.

• Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

• Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position.

• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full “BRAKE” position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear.

• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid.

• Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position.

• Turn ignition key to “OFF” position.

Continue with the instructions that follow.

FLAT WASHER

SEAT

SHOULDER

BOLT

ADJUSTMENT

KNOB

FIG. 3

NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid.

Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid.

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ASSEMBLY

I M P O R T A N T : F O R S H I P P I N G P U R P O S E S , T H E

MULCHER PLATE WAS PREATTACHED TO YOUR

MOWER. THE MULCHER PLATE MUST ONLY BE USED

WITH THE MULCHING BLADES THAT CAME PACKED

SEPARATELY IN THE CARTON.

YOUR MOWER CAME FACTORY EQUIPPED WITH HIGH

PERFORMANCE BLADES, WHICH ARE THE BEST

BLADES FOR BAGGING AND DISCHARGING. TO USE

YOUR MOWER WITH THE HIGH PERFORMANCE BLADES

THE MULCHER PLATE MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE

MOWER (See Fig. 4).

TO SET UP YOUR MOWER FOR MULCHING

• Remove high performance blades and install mulcher blades, (see BLADE REMOVAL in the CUSTOMER

RESPONSABILITY section of this manual).

TO INSTALL MULCHER PLATE (See Fig. 4)

NOTE: If you installed the mulching blades you will need to install the mulcher plate.

• Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.

• Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown.

• Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.

• Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.

CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. Raise and hold shield when attaching mulcher plate and allow it to rest on plate while in operation.

DEFLECTOR

SHIELD

FIG. 4

MULCHER

PLATE

LATCH

HOOKS

TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR

DISCHARGING

NOTE: The mulcher blades will discharge and bag grass, but for best bagging and discharging install the high performance blades.

• Remove mulcher plate and mulcher blades and install high performance blades, (see BLADE REMOVAL in the

CUSTOMER RESPONSABILITY section of this manual).

• Store mulcher blades and mulcher plate in a safe place.

Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory.

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance.

• Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in “PRODUCT

SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.

CHECK DECK LEVELNESS

For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See “TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL

BELTS

See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly.

CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM

After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See “TO ADJUST BRAKE” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

3CHECKLIST

BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRAC-

TOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE

BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS

QUALITY PRODUCT.

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST:

✓ All assembly instructions have been completed.

✓ No remaining loose parts in carton.

✓ Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).

✓ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.

✓ All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).

✓ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/ front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling).

✓ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.

✓ Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped.

WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY

EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT

ITEMS:

✓ Engine oil is at proper level.

✓ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.

✓ Become familiar with all controls - their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine.

✓ Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.

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OPERATION

These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning.

REVERSE

ENGINE OFF

NEUTRAL

LIGHTS ON

HIGH LOW

CHOKE

FAST SLOW IGNITION

P

ENGINE ON

ENGINE START

PARKING BRAKE

PARKING BRAKE

LOCKED

PARKING BRAKE

UNLOCKED

OVER TEMP

LIGHT

FUEL

OIL PRESSURE BATTERY

REVERSE FORWARD

MOWER HEIGHT

MOWER LIFT

15

15

15

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH ENGAGED

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH DISENGAGED

DANGER, KEEP HANDS

AND FEET AWAY

KEEP AREA CLEAR

SLOPE HAZARDS

(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)

FREE WHEEL

(Automatic Models only)

Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death. The safety alert symbol is used to identify safety information about hazards which can result in death, serious injury and/or property damage.

DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,

will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,

could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,

might result in minor or moderate injury.

CAUTION when used without the alert symbol, indicates a situation that could result in damage

to the tractor and/or engine.

HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury

and/or property damage.

FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,

could result in death, serious injury and/or property damage.

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OPERATION

KNOW YOUR TRACTOR

READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR

Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH LEVER

IGNITION

SWITCH

LIGHT

SWITCH

POSITION

AMMETER

LIFT LEVER

PLUNGER

CHOKE

CONTROL

ATTACHMENT

LIFT LEVER

CLUTCH/

BRAKE

PEDAL

THROTTLE

CONTROL

GEARSHIFT

LEVER

HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

KNOB

PARKING

BRAKE LEVER

THROTTLE CONTROL: Used for starting and controlling engine speed.

CHOKE CONTROL: Used for starting a cold engine.

CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL: Used for clutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine.

IGNITION SWITCH: Used for starting and stopping the engine.

LIGHT SWITCH POSITION: Turns the headlights on and off.

AMMETER: Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery.

FIG. 5

Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.

HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT KNOB: Used to adjust the mower cutting height

ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER: Used to engage the mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.

LIFT LEVER PLUNGER: Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position.

ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER: Used to raise and lower the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.

PARKING BRAKE LEVER: Locks Clutch/Brake Pedal into the brake position.

GEARSHIFT LEVER: Selects the speed and direction of tractor.

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OPERATION

The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.

HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR

TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See Fig. 6)

Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine.

• Depress clutch/brake pedal into full “BRAKE” position and hold.

• Place parking brake lever in “ENGAGED” position and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in “BRAKE” position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.

CHOKE

CONTROL

THROTTLE

CONTROL

ATTACHMENT CLUTCH

LEVER "ENGAGED"

POSITION

IGNITION

KEY

"DISENGAGED"

POSITION

PARKING BRAKE

"ENGAGED" POSITION

NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may cause “browning” of grass. To eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.

CAUTION: Always stop tractor completely, as described above, before leaving the operator's position; to empty grass catcher, etc.

TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (See Fig. 6)

Always operate engine at full throttle.

• Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the battery charging rate.

• Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower performance.

TO USE CHOKE CONTROL (See Fig. 6)

Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine.

Do not use to start a warm engine.

• To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push knob in to disengage.

"BRAKE"

POSITION

CLUTCH/BRAKE

PEDAL "DRIVE"

POSITION

HEIGHT

ADJUSTMENT

KNOB

GEAR SHIFT

LEVER

PARKING BRAKE

"DISENGAGED" POSITION

FIG. 6

STOPPING (See Fig. 6)

MOWER BLADES -

• To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever to

“DISENGAGED” position.

GROUND DRIVE -

• To stop ground drive, depress clutch/brake pedal into full “BRAKE” position.

• Move gear shift lever to neutral (N) position.

ENGINE -

• Move throttle control to slow position.

NOTE: Failure to move throttle control to slow position and allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine to

“backfire”.

• Turn ignition key to “OFF” position and remove key.

Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use.

• Never use choke to stop engine.

IMPORTANT: LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN ANY

POSITION OTHER THAN "OFF" WILL CAUSE THE

BATTERY TO BE DISCHARGED, (DEAD).

TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD

(See Fig. 6)

The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever.

• Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.

• Move gear shift lever to desired position.

• Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start movement.

IMPORTANT: BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOP

BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS. FAILURE TO

DO SO WILL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR

TRANSAXLE.

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TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT

(See Fig. 6)

The cutting height is controlled by turning the height adjustment knob in desired direction.

• Turn knob clockwise ( ) to raise cutting height.

• Turn knob counterclockwise ( ) to lower cutting height.

The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2" to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with the engine not running. These heights are approximate and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of grass being mowed.

• The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2 inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches during hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.

• For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to desired height.

OPERATION

TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 7)

Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.

NOTE:Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface.

• Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See “TO AD-

JUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT” in the Operation section of this manual).

• With mower in desired height of cut position, gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off the ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole with shoulder bolt, 3/8 washer, and 3/8-16 locknut and tighten securely.

• Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same adjustment hole.

ATTACHMENT

CLUTCH LEVER

"DISENGAGED"

POSITION

GAUGE WHEEL

MOUNTING

BRACKET

3/8-16

LOCKNUT

3/8 WASHER

GAUGE WHEEL

SHOULDER

BOLT

FIG. 7

TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 8)

Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine.

• Select desired height of cut.

• Lower mower with attachment lift control.

• Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control.

• TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control.

CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield in place.

"ENGAGED" POSITION

ATTACHMENT

LIFT LEVER

HIGH POSITION

LOW

POSITION

DEFLECTOR

SHIELD

FIG. 8

TO OPERATE ON HILLS

WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any slope.

• Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills.

• Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.

• If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to slower position.

• If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.

• Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement.

• To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal.

• Make all turns slowly.

TO TRANSPORT

• Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control.

• When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position.

• Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5) MPH.

NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).

TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH-

MENTS

Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.

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OPERATION

BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE

CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL

• The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with summer weight oil.

• Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.

• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until

“FULL” mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.

• For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting (See “OIL VISCOSITY CHART” in the maintenance section of this manual).

• To change engine oil, see the MAINTENANCE section in this manual.

ADD GASOLINE

• Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life).

Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.

CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame.

IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES

BELOW32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE

GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER

STARTING.

CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.

TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 6)

When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine.

• Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set parking brake.

• Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.

• Move attachment clutch to “DISENGAGED” position.

• Move throttle control to fast position

• Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may not be needed.

NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below.

• Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to

“START” position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start, pull the choke control out and retry.

WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and above)

• When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly.

• The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke as described above.

COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F and below)

• When engine starts, slowly push choke control in until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue to push the choke control in small steps allowing the engine to accept small changes in speed and load, until the choke control is fully in. If the engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to push the control in slowly. This may require an engine warm-up period from several seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.

• The attachments can be used during the engine warmup period and may require the choke control be pulled out slightly.

NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance. See “TO

ADJUST CARBURETOR” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

MOWING TIPS

• Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See “TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

• The left hand side of mower should be used for trimming.

• Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of the machine. This will result in a more even distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting.

• When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished

(See Fig. 9).

• If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the desired height.

• Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing.

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FIG. 9

OPERATION

Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing

to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired.

• When operating attachments, select a ground speed that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used.

MULCHING MOWING TIPS

IMPORTANT: FOR BEST PERFORMANCE, KEEP MOWER

HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND TRASH.

CLEAN AFTER EACH USE.

• The special mulching blade will recut the grass clippings many times and reduce them in size so that as they fall onto the lawn they will disperse into the grass and not be noticed. Also, the mulched grass will biodegrade quickly to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best recutting action of the blades.

• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. Wet grass tends to form clumps and interferes with the mulching action.

The best time to mow your lawn is the early afternoon.

At this time the grass has dried and the newly cut area will not be exposed to the direct sun.

For best results, adjust the mower cutting height so that the mower cuts off only the top one-third of the grass blades (See Fig. 10). For extremely heavy mulching, reduce your width of cut on each pass and mow slowly.

• Certain types of grass and grass conditions may require that an area be mulched a second time to completely hide the clippings. When doing a second cut, mow across or perpendicular to the first cut path.

• Change your cutting pattern from week to week. Mow north to south one week then change to east to west the next week. This will help prevent matting and graining of the lawn.

MAX 1/3

FIG. 10

14

MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

FILL IN DATES

AS YOU COMPLETE

REGULAR SERVICE

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FO

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AC

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EV

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H

OU

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T

R

A

C

T

0

R

Check Brake Operation

Check Tire Pressure

Check Operator Presence and

Interlock Systems

Check for Loose Fasteners

Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades

Lubrication Chart

Check Battery Level

Clean Battery and Terminals

Check Transaxle Cooling

Check V-Belts

Check Engine Oil Level

Change Engine Oil (with oil filter)

E

N

G

I

N

E

Change Engine Oil (without oil filter)

Clean Air Filter

Clean Air Screen

Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester

Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)

Clean Engine Cooling Fins

Replace Spark Plug

Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge

Replace Fuel Filter

1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or

in high ambient temperatures.

2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.

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2

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SERVICE DATES

3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.

4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery.

5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft.-lbs. maximum.

Do not overtighten.

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To receive full value from the warranty, operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual.

Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor.

All adjustments in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual should be checked at least once each season.

• Once a year you should replace the spark plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air-fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer.

BEFORE EACH USE

• Check engine oil level.

• Check brake operation.

• Check tire pressure.

• Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation.

• Check for loose fasteners.

LUBRICATION CHART

Á

SPINDLE

ZERK

Á

FRONT WHEEL

BEARING ZERK

Á

SPINDLE

ZERK

Á

FRONT WHEEL

BEARING ZERK

Â

ENGINE

À

GEARSHIFT

PIVOTS

15

À

SAE 30 OR 10W30 MOTOR OIL

Á

GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE

Â

REFER TO MAINTENANCE “ENGINE” SECTION

IMPORTANT: DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT

POINTS WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS.

VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT DUST AND DIRT

T H A T W I L L S H O R T E N T H E L I F E O F T H E S E L F -

LUBRICATING BEARINGS. IF YOU FEEL THEY MUST BE

LUBRICATED, USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED GRAPHITE

TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY.

MAINTENANCE

TRACTOR

Always observe safety rules when performing any maintenance.

BRAKE OPERATION

If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted.

(See “TO ADJUST BRAKE” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

TIRES

• Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See “PRODUCT

SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual).

• Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chemicals which can harm rubber.

• Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage.

NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.

OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM

Be sure operator presence and interlock systems are working properly. If your tractor does not function as described, repair the problem immediately.

• The engine should not start unless the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control is in the disengaged position.

• When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake should shut off the engine.

• When the engine is running and the attachment clutch is engaged, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat should shut off the engine.

• The attachment clutch should never operate unless the operator is in the seat.

BLADE CARE

For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades.

BLADE REMOVAL (See Fig. 11)

• Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades.

• Remove hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing blade.

• Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown.

IMPORTANT: TO ENSURE PROPER ASSEMBLY, CENTER

HOLE IN BLADE MUST ALIGN WITH STAR ON MANDREL

ASSEMBLY.

• Reassemble hex bolt, lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown.

• Tighten bolt securely (27-35 Ft. Lbs. torque).

IMPORTANT: BLADE BOLT IS GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED.

TRAILING

EDGE UP

FLAT WASHER

LOCK WASHER

HEX BOLT (GRADE 8)*

*A GRADE 8 HEAT TREATED BOLT CAN BE

IDENTIFIED BY SIX LINES ON THE BOLT HEAD.

FIG. 11

TO SHARPEN BLADE (See Fig. 12)

NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if you do, be sure the blade is balanced.

Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual damage to mower and engine.

• The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt to sharpen while on the mower.

• To check blade balance, you will need a 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow the instructions supplied with balancer.)

NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing blade. The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered, but are not.

• Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal position. If either end of the blade moves downward, sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced.

CENTER HOLE

5/8" BOLT

OR PIN

BLADE

CENTER

HOLE

STAR

MANDREL

ASSEMBLY

BLADE

FIG. 12

BATTERY

Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive charger will extend its life.

• Keep battery and terminals clean.

• Keep battery bolts tight.

• Keep small vent holes open.

• Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour.

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MAINTENANCE

NOTE: The original equipment battery on your tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary.

TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS

Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to “leak” power.

• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor.

• Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.

• Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright.

• Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.

• Reinstall battery (See “REPLACING BATTERY” in the

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual).

V-BELTS

Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.

TRANSAXLE COOLING

Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling.

ENGINE

LUBRICATION

Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SF-SJ. Select the oil’s SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature.

SAE VISCOSITY GRADES

SAE 30

5W-30

F

C

80 100

-30

TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE

NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils will result in increased oil consumption when used above

32°F. Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage from running low on oil.

Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one year.

Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation. Tighten oil fill cap/ dipstick securely each time you check the oil level.

TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Fig. 13)

Determine temperature range expected before oil change.

All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ.

• Be sure tractor is on level surface.

• Oil will drain more freely when warm.

• Catch oil in a suitable container.

• Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil.

• Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting.

OIL DRAIN VALVE

CLOSED

AND

LOCKED

POSITION

YELLOW

CAP

DRAIN

TUBE

17

FIG. 13

• Unlock drain valve by pushing inward and turning counterclockwise.

• To open, pull out on the drain valve.

• After oil has drained completely, close and lock the drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown.

• Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the bottom fitting of the drain valve.

• Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see

“PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.

• Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading. Keep oil at “FULL” line on dipstick.

CLEAN AIR SCREEN

Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum fibers.

CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS

To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are kept clean at all times.

Every 100 hours of operation (more often under extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary. Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.

NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine damage due to overheating.

AIR FILTER (See Fig. 14)

Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Clean the foam pre-cleaner after every 25 hours of operation or every season. Service paper cartridge every 100 hours of operation or every season, whichever occurs first.

Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions.

• Remove knobs and cover.

MAINTENANCE

TO SERVICE PRE-CLEANER

• Wash it in liquid detergent and water.

• Squeeze it dry in a clean cloth.

• Saturate it in engine oil. Wrap it in clean, absorbent cloth and squeeze to remove excess oil.

• If very dirty or damaged, replace pre-cleaner.

TO SERVICE CARTRIDGE

• Clean cartridge by tapping gently on flat surface. If very dirty or damaged, replace cartridge.

• Reinstall precleaner cartridge, cover and secure with knobs.

IMPORTANT: PETROLEUM SOLVENTS, SUCH AS

KEROSENE, ARE NOT TO BE USED TO CLEAN THE

CARTRIDGE. THEY MAY CAUSE DETERIORATION OF

THE CARTRIDGE. DO NOT OIL CARTRIDGE. DO NOT

USE PRESSURIZED AIR TO CLEAN OR DRY CARTRIDGE.

KNOBS

IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 15)

The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.

• With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections.

• Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor.

• Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned.

• Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.

CLAMP

CLAMP

COVER

FOAM

PRE-CLEANER

CARTRIDGE

FUEL

FILTER

FIG. 15

CLEANING

• Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign matter.

• Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline, oil, etc.

• Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.

We do not recommend using a garden hose to clean your tractor unless the electrical system, muffler, air filter and carburetor are covered to keep water out. Water in engine can result in a shortened engine life.

FIG. 14

ENGINE OIL FILTER

Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year.

MUFFLER

Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage.

SPARK PLUGS

Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in

“PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.

18

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS:

• Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake.

• Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.

• Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position.

• Turn ignition key to “STOP” and remove key.

• Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.

• Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug.

TRACTOR

TO REMOVE MOWER (See Fig. 16)

Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor.

• Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position.

• Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position.

• Roll belt off engine pulley.

• Remove small retainer spring, and remove clutch spring off pulley bolt.

• Remove large retainer spring, slide collar off and push housing guide out of bracket.

• Disconnect anti-swaybar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring.

• Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs.

• Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs.

• Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms. Slide mower out from under tractor.

IMPORTANT: IF AN ATTACHMENT OTHER THAN THE

MOWER DECK IS TO BE MOUNTED ON THE TRAC-

TOR, REMOVE THE FRONT LINKS AND HOOK THE

CLUTCH SPRING INTO SQUARE HOLE IN FRAME.

TO INSTALL MOWER (See Fig. 16)

• Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

• Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor.

• Lower lift lever to its lowest position.

• Connect front links to mower deck and secure with retainer springs..

• Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs.

• Connect anti-swaybar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring.

• Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket, slide collar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring.

• Place flat washer and clutch spring on idler pulley bolt and secure with small retainer spring.

• Install belt onto engine pulley.

SMALL RETAINER SPRING

CLUTCH SPRING

FLAT WASHER

SMALL RETAINER SPRING

CLUTCH SPRING

SUSPENSION

ARMS

SQUARE HOLE

ENGINE PULLEY

FRONT LINK

RETAINER SPRING

ANTI-SWAY BAR

COLLAR

RETAINER SPRINGS

(BOTH SIDES)

HOUSING GUIDE

LARGE

RETAINER

SPRING

BRACKET

FIG. 16

19

DEFLECTOR SHIELD

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING

Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway. Make sure tires are properly inflated (See “PROD-

UCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual). If tires are over or underinflated, you will not properly adjust your mower.

SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 17 and 18)

• Raise mower to its highest position.

• At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance “A” on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" of each other.

• If adjustment is necessary, make adjustment on one side of mower only.

• To raise one side of mower, tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side.

• To lower one side of mower, loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side.

NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1/8".

• Recheck measurements after adjusting.

BOTTOM EDGE

OF MOWER

TO GROUND

BOTTOM EDGE

OF MOWER

TO GROUND

• If links are not equal in length, adjust one link to same length as other link.

• To lower front of mower loosen nut “E” on both front links an equal number of turns.

• When distance “D” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nuts “F” against trunnion on both front links.

• To raise front of mower, loosen nut “F” from trunnion on both front links. Tighten nut “E” on both front links an equal number of turns. The two front links must remain equal in length.

• When distance “D” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, tighten nut “F” against trunnion on both front links.

• Recheck side-to-side adjustment.

MANDREL

"D"

"D"

FIG. 19

BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH

“A”

GROUND LINE

FIG. 17

SUSPENSION ARM

“A”

NUT "F"

TRUNNION

NUT "E"

LIFT LINK ADJUSTMENT

NUT

FIG. 18

FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 19 and 20)

IMPORTANT: DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE-TO-SIDE. IF

THE FOLLOWING FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT IS

NECESSARY, BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS

EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE-TO-

SIDE.

To obtain the best cutting results, the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear when the mower is in its highest position.

Check adjustment on right side of tractor. Measure distance

“D” directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge of mower housing as shown.

• Before making any necessary adjustments, check that both front links are equal in length.

20

FRONT LINKS

FIG. 20

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT

(See Fig. 21)

The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools.

Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake.

BELT REMOVAL

• Remove mower from tractor (See “TO REMOVE

MOWER” in this section of this manual).

• Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys.

• Pull belt away from mower.

BELT INSTALLATION

• Install new belt in reverse order of removal.

• Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides.

• Install mower in reverse order of removal instructions.

IDLER

PULLEYS

MANDREL

PULLEY

TO ADJUST BRAKE

• Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake.

• Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut

“A” on brake rod.

• If distance is other than 1-1/2", loosen jam nut and turn nut “A” until distance becomes 1-1/2". Retighten jam nut against nut “A”.

• Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in

“transmission engaged” position.

• Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above. Readjust if necessary. If stopping distance is still greater than five (5) feet in highest gear, further maintenance is necessary. Replace brake pads or contact a qualified service center.

WITH PARKING BRAKE “ENGAGED”

1-1/2”

NUT

“A”

JAM NUT

MANDREL

PULLEY

FIG. 21

TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE (See Fig.

22)

Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle.

If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted.

TO CHECK BRAKE

• Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake.

• Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in

“transmission disengaged” position. Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position.

The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear wheels rotate, the brake needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced.

21

OPERATING

ARM

DO NOT TOUCH THIS NUT. IF FURTHER

BRAKE ADJUSTMENT IS NECESSARY

CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHORIZED

SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT

FIG. 22

STATIONARY

IDLER

CENTER SPAN

KEEPER

TRANSAXLE

PULLEY

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT

(See Fig. 23)

Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest.

• Remove mower (See “TO REMOVE MOWER” in this section of this manual.)

• Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler.

• Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Remove belt upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keepers.

• Pull belt toward front of tractor and remove downwards from around engine pulley.

• Install new belt by reversing above procedure.

ENGINE

PULLEY

CLUTCHING

IDLER

FIG. 23

TRANSAXLE GEAR SHIFT LEVER NEUTRAL

ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 24)

The transaxle should be in neutral when the gear shift lever is in neutral (N) (lock gate) position. The adjustment is preset at the factory; however, if adjustment is needed, proceed as follows:

• Make sure transaxle is in neutral (N).

NOTE: When the tractor rear wheels move freely, the transaxle is in neutral.

• Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel.

• Position the gear shift lever in the neutral (N) position.

• Tighten adjustment bolt securely.

NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position.

GEARSHIFT LEVER

WASHERS

RETAINING

RING

NEUTRAL

LOCK GATE

ADJUSTMENT

BOLT

FIG. 24

TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT

If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly section of this manual.

FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER

The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred to affect the front wheel toein or camber, contact your nearest authorized service center/department.

TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS (See Fig.

25)

• Block up axle securely.

• Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do not lose).

• Repair tire and reassemble.

• On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key.

• Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove.

• Replace axle cover.

NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.

22

AXLE COVER

SQUARE KEY (REAR

WHEEL ONLY)

FIG. 25

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY

(See Fig. 26)

WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate

explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries.

If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. If “jumper cables” are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure:

IMPORTANT: YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12

VOLT SYSTEM. THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A

12 VOLT SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR

BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES.

TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES -

• Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery (A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis.

• Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE

(-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery.

• Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery.

TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER -

• BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery.

• RED cable last from both batteries.

REPLACING BATTERY (See Figs. 27 and 28)

CAUTION: Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc.

Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparking from accidental grounding.

• Lift seat pan to raised position.

• Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor.

• Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery.

• First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.

Slide terminal cover over terminal.

• Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely.

SEAT PAN

WEAK OR DEAD

BATTERY

FULLY CHARGED

BATTERY

FIG. 26

TERMINAL

COVER

POSITIVE (RED)

CABLE

FIG. 27

FIG. 28

KEPS

NUT

HEX

BOLT

NEGATIVE

(BLACK) CABLE

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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB

• Raise hood.

• Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill.

• Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill.

• Close hood.

INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS

Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting.

• Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair

Parts section.

TO REPLACE FUSE

Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash.

TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY

(See Fig. 29)

• Raise hood.

• Unsnap headlight wire connector.

• Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor.

• To replace, reverse above procedure.

ENGINE

TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE

(See Fig. 30)

The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:

• With engine not running, move throttle control lever to fast position.

• Check that swivel is against stop. If it is not, loosen cable clamp screw and pull cable back until swivel is against stop. Tighten cable clamp screw securely.

STOP

SWIVEL CLAMP

SCREW

FIG. 30

HOOD

HEADLIGHT

WIRE

CONNECTOR

FIG. 29

24

SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS

TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL (See Fig. 31)

The choke control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is necessary, proceed as follows:

• With engine not running, move choke control (located on dash panel) to full choke position.

• Loosen knob and remove cover assembly from air cleaner.

• Choke should be closed. If it is not, loosen casing clamp screw and move choke cable until choke is completely closed. Tighten casing clamp screw securely.

• Replace air cleaner cover assembly and tighten knob.

TO ADJUST CARBURETOR

Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems, take your tractor to an authorized service center for repair and/or adjustment.

High speed stop is factory adjusted. Do not adjust - damage may result.

IMPORTANT: NEVER TAMPER WITH THE ENGINE

GOVERNOR, WHICH IS FACTORY SET FOR PROPER

ENGINE SPEED. OVERSPEEDING THE ENGINE ABOVE

T H E F A C T O R Y H I G H S P E E D S E T T I N G C A N B E

DANGEROUS. IF YOU THINK THE ENGINE-GOVERNED

HIGH SPEED NEEDS ADJUSTING, CONTACT YOUR

N E A R E S T A U T H O R I Z E D S E R V I C E C E N T E R /

DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAS PROPER EQUIPMENT AND

E X P E R I E N C E T O M A K E A N Y N E C E S S A R Y

ADJUSTMENTS.

CLAMP SCREW

FIG. 31

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STORAGE

Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more.

WARNING: Never store the tractor with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

TRACTOR

Remove mower from tractor for winter storage. When mower is to be stored for a period of time, clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves, etc. Store in a clean, dry area.

• Clean entire tractor (See “CLEANING” in the MAINTE-

NANCE section of this manual).

• Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual).

• Lubricate as shown in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual.

• Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary.

• Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand lightly before painting.

BATTERY

• Fully charge the battery for storage.

• After a period of time in storage, battery may require recharging.

• To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage, battery cables should be disconnected and battery cleaned thoroughly (see “TO CLEAN

BATTERY AND TERMINALS” in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual).

• After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals.

• If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do not store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces.

ENGINE

FUEL SYSTEM

IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM

DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM

PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER, FUEL

H O S E , O R T A N K D U R I N G S T O R A G E . A L S O ,

EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL BLENDED

FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING ETHANOL OR

METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE WHICH LEADS

TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING

STORAGE. ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL

SYSTEM OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.

• Drain the fuel tank.

• Start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty.

• Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.

• Use fresh fuel next season.

NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container. Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not drain the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.

ENGINE OIL

Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with clean engine oil.

(See “ENGINE” in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual).

CYLINDER(S)

• Remove spark plug(s).

• Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s).

• Turn ignition key to “START” position for a few seconds to distribute oil.

• Replace with new spark plug(s).

OTHER

• Do not store gasoline from one season to another.

• Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust.

Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems.

• If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt.

• Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic. Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust.

IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE ENGINE

AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.

26

PROBLEM

TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS

CAUSE CORRECTION

Will not start

Hard to start

Engine will not turn over

1.

Clutch/brake pedal not depressed.

2.

Attachment clutch is engaged.

Engine clicks but will not start

Loss of power

Excessive vibration

1.

Out of fuel.

2.

Engine not “CHOKED” properly.

3.

Engine flooded.

4.

Bad spark plug.

5.

Dirty air filter.

6.

Dirty fuel filter.

7.

Water in fuel.

8.

Loose or damaged wiring.

9.

Carburetor out of adjustment.

10.

Engine valves out of adjustment.

1.

Dirty air filter.

2.

Bad spark plug.

3.

Weak or dead battery.

4.

Dirty fuel filter.

5.

Stale or dirty fuel.

6.

Loose or damaged wiring.

7.

Carburetor out of adjustment.

8.

1.

2.

Engine valves out of adjustment.

3.

Weak or dead battery.

4.

Blown fuse.

5.

Corroded battery terminals.

6.

Loose or damaged wiring.

7.

Faulty ignition switch.

8.

Faulty solenoid or starter.

9.

Faulty operator presence switch(es).

Weak or dead battery.

Corroded battery terminals.

3.

Loose or damaged wiring.

4.

Faulty solenoid or starter.

1.

Fill fuel tank.

2.

See “TO START ENGINE” in Operation section.

3.

Wait several minutes before attempting to start.

4.

Replace spark plug.

5.

Clean/replace air filter.

6.

Replace fuel filter.

7.

Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.

8.

Check all wiring.

9.

See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service Adjustments section.

10.

Contact an authorized service center/department.

1.

Clean/replace air filter.

2.

Replace spark plug.

3.

Recharge or replace battery.

4.

Replace fuel filter.

5.

Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.

6.

Check all wiring.

7.

See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service Adjustments section.

8.

Contact an authorized service center/department.

1.

Depress clutch/brake pedal.

2.

Disengage attachment clutch.

3.

Recharge or replace battery.

4.

Replace fuse.

5.

Clean battery terminals.

6.

Check all wiring.

7.

Check/replace ignition switch.

8.

Check/replace solenoid or starter.

9.

Contact an authorized service center/department.

1.

Recharge or replace battery.

2.

Clean battery terminals.

3.

Check all wiring.

4.

Check/replace solenoid or starter.

1.

Cutting too much grass/too fast.

2.

Throttle in “CHOKE” position.

3.

Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower.

4.

Dirty air filter.

5.

Low oil level/dirty oil.

6.

Faulty spark plug.

7.

Dirty fuel filter.

8.

Stale or dirty fuel.

9.

Water in fuel.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

Spark plug wire loose.

Dirty engine air screen/fins.

Dirty/clogged muffler.

Loose or damaged wiring.

Carburetor out of adjustment.

Engine valves out of adjustment.

1.

Set in “Higher Cut” position/reduce speed.

2.

Adjust throttle control.

3.

Clean underside of mower housing.

4.

Clean/replace air filter.

5.

Check oil level/change oil.

6.

Clean and regap or change spark plug.

7.

Replace fuel filter.

8.

Drain fuel tank and refill with fresh gasoline.

9.

Drain fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter.

10.

Connect and tighten spark plug wire.

11.

Clean engine air screen/fins.

12.

Clean/replace muffler.

13.

Check all wiring.

14.

See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service Adjustments section.

15.

Contact an authorized service center/department.

1.

Worn, bent or loose blade.

2.

Bent blade mandrel.

3.

Loose/damaged part(s).

1.

Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.

2.

Replace blade mandrel.

3.

Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts.

27

TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS

PROBLEM CAUSE

Engine continues to run

1.

Faulty operator-safety presence control system.

when operator leaves seat with attachment

clutch engaged

CORRECTION

1.

Check wiring, switches and connections. If not corrected, contact an authorized service center/ department.

Poor cut - uneven

1.

Worn, bent or loose blade.

2.

Mower deck not level.

3.

Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower.

4.

Bent blade mandrel.

5.

Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

1.

Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.

2.

Level mower deck.

3.

Clean underside of mower housing.

4.

Replace blade mandrel.

5.

Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

Mower blades will not rotate

Poor grass discharge

1.

Obstruction in clutch mechanism.

2.

Worn/damaged mower drive belt.

3.

Frozen idler pulley.

4.

Frozen blade mandrel.

1.

Remove obstruction.

2.

Replace mower drive belt.

3.

Replace idler pulley.

4.

Replace blade mandrel.

1.

Engine speed too slow.

2.

Travel speed too fast.

3.

Wet grass.

4.

Mower deck not level.

5.

Low/uneven tire air pressure.

6.

Worn, bent or loose blade.

7.

Buildup of grass, leaves and trash under mower.

8.

Mower drive belt worn.

9.

Blades improperly installed.

10.

Improper blades used.

11.

Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash around mandrels.

1.

Place throttle control in “FAST” position.

2.

Shift to slower speed.

3.

Allow grass to dry before mowing.

4.

Level mower deck.

5.

Check tires for proper air pressure.

6.

Replace/sharpen blade. Tighten blade bolt.

7.

Clean underside of mower housing.

8.

Replace mower drive belt.

9.

Reinstall blades sharp edge down.

10.

Replace with blades listed in this manual.

11.

Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.

Headlight(s) not working

1.

Switch is “OFF”.

(if so equipped)

2.

Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.

3.

Faulty light switch.

4.

Loose or damaged wiring.

5.

Blown fuse.

1.

Turn switch “ON”.

2.

Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).

3.

Check/replace light switch.

4.

Check wiring and connections.

5.

Replace fuse.

Battery will not charge

Engine “backfires” when turning engine

“OFF”

1.

Bad battery cell(s).

2.

Poor cable connections.

3.

Faulty regulator (if so equipped).

4.

Faulty alternator.

1.

Engine throttle control not set at “SLOW” position for 30 seconds before stopping engine.

1.

Replace battery.

2.

Check/clean all connections.

3.

Replace regulator.

4.

Replace alternator.

1.

Move throttle control to “SLOW” position and allow to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine.

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SCHEMATIC

RED

BLACK

BATTERY

A

AMMETER

(OPTIONAL)

RED

FUSE

RED

M

STARTER

BLACK

WHITE

SOLENOID

RED

G

B

L

S

M

A2

A1

IGNITION

SWITCH

CLUTCH / BRAKE

(PEDAL UP)

WHITE

SEAT SWITCH

(NOT OCCUPIED)

WHITE

IGNITION SWITCH

POSITION CIRCUIT

OFF

RUN/LIGHT

RUN

START

M+G+A1

B+A1

B+A1

B + S + A1

“MAKE”

NONE

A2+L

NONE

NONE

BLACK

BLACK

HOUR

METER

(OPTIONAL)

BLACK

ATT'MENT CLUTCH

(CLUTCH OFF)

BLACK

GROUNDING

CONNECTOR

BLACK

BLUE

FUEL

LINE

BLACK

IGNITION

UNIT

SPARK

PLUG

GAP

(2 PLUGS ON

TWIN CYL. ENGINES)

CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT

3 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM

FUEL SHUT-OFF SOLENOID

(IF SO EQUIPPED)

ORANGE

RED

LIGHTING SYSTEM OUTPUT

5 AMP AC @ 3600 RPM

DIODE

28 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM

(CHARGING SYSTEM DISCONNECTED)

ALTERNATOR

14 VOLTS AC MIN. @ 3600 RPM (LIGHTS OFF)

NOTE

YOUR TRACTOR IS

EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL

ALTERNATOR SYSTEM.

THE LIGHTS ARE NOT

CONNECTED TO THE

BATTERY, BUT HAVE THEIR

OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE.

BECAUSE OF THIS, THE

BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS

WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE

SPEED. AT IDLE THE LIGHTS

WILL DIM. AS THE ENGINE IS

SPEEDED UP, THE LIGHTS

WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST.

BROWN

HEADLIGHTS

NON-REMOVABLE

CONNECTIONS

BLACK

REMOVABLE

CONNECTIONS

WIRING INSULATED CLIPS

NOTE: IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR

SERVICING OF UNIT, THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO

PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING.

29

REPAIR PARTS

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PR17542STB, PRODUCT NUMBER 954 56 78-26

ELECTRICAL

22

21

24

42

41

43

27

27

26

40

27

27

25

16

16

33

30

8

1

2

27

D.C

. A

MP

ER

ES

45

52

28

29

30

90

REPAIR PARTS

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PR17542STB, PRODUCT NUMBER 954 56 78-26

ELECTRICAL

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

1

2

144927

74760412

8 176689

16 176138

21 175685

22 4152J

24 4799J

25 146147

26 175158

27 73510400

28 4207J

29 121305X

30 175566

33 140401

40 179720

41 71110408

42 131563

43 178861

45

121433X

52 141940

90 180449

DESCRIPTION

Battery 12 Volt 35 Amp

Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc X 3/4

Battery Box

Switch Interlock Push-In

Harness Socket Light

Bulb, Light # 1156

Cable Battery

Cable Battery 6 Ga Red w/16 wire

Fuse

Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc

Cable Ground 6ga 12 black

Switch Plunger Nc Gray

Switch Ign

Key Ign Molded Generic

Harness Ign

Bolt Fin Hex 1/4-20uncx 1/2

Cover Terminal Red

Solenoid

Ammeter Rectangular

Protection Loop

Cover Terminal

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

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REPAIR PARTS

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CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

212

17

159

30

24

29

208

161

12

28

24

26

25

31

3

5

26

25

5

53

51

52

55

57

58

208

9

208

11

54

219

20

23

207

26

64

206

2

35

3

115

3

3

33

142

10

114

211

3

14

142 3

3

3

3

35

14

38

32

37

34

145

37

26

219

1

13

208

REPAIR PARTS

TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PR17542STB, PRODUCT NUMBER 954 56 78-26

CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

3

5

9

1

2

174619

176554

17060612

10 72140608

11 174996

Chassis

Drawbar

Screw 3/8-16x.75

155272 Bumper Hood/Dash

168337X012 Dash P/L

Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1

Panel Dash Lh

12 145660

13 172106

14 17490608

Clip Tinnerman

Panel Dash Rh

Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1-1/4

17 159639X428 Hood LT/PL

20 180679

23 124028X

24 74780616

25 19131312

26 73800600

28 179844

Plate Mtg Battery Fuel Tank Fr

Bushing

Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 x 1 Gr 5

Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 12 Ga

Nut Lock Hex W/Ins 3/8-16 Unc

Grille LT/PL

29 170472X599 Lens LT/PL

30 169470X428 Fender Footrest STLT Pnt

31 136619 Bracket Support Fender

33 179716X428 Footrest Pnt Lh

34 179717X428 Footrest Pnt Rh

35 72110606 Bolt Rdhd Sht Sqnk 3/8-16 x 3/4

37 17490508

38 175710

51 73800400

52 19091416

53 144697

54 161464

Screw Thdrol 6/16-18 x 1/2 TYT

Bracket Asm. Pivot Mower Rear

Nut Lock Hex W/Ins 1/4-20

Washer 9/32 x 7/8 x 16 Ga.

Bracjet Grukke Lh

Screw Hex Wshd 8-18 x 7/8

55 144696

57 74780412

58 174930

64 154798

114 158112

115 17060620

Bracket Grille Rh

Bolt Hex 1/4-20 x 3/4

Duct Air

Dash Lower STLT

Keeper Belt Rear Lh

Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/4

142 175702

145 156524

Plate Reinforcement STLT

Rod Pivot Chassis/Hood

159 169473X428 Cupholder

161

164655

Bumper Hood

206 170165

207 17670508

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18

Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1/2

208 17670608

211 145212

212 156229

219 17000512

Screw Thdrol 3/8-16 x 1/2

Nut Hex Flange Lock

Insert Lens Reflect P/L LT

Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

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REPAIR PARTS

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DRIVE

57

51

89

69

197

81

59

84

85

13

14

112

16

77

145

11

80

85

10

8

52

30

32

170

96

26

21

1

198

161

159

158

162

61

56

4

3

169

18

113

164

14

163

6

83

168

82

51

5

165

156

166

18

79

32

30

52

6

6

41

38

62

35

36

34

39

25

28

2

26

19

24

77

74

78

76

29

22

75

34

37

63

66

65

64

212

70

116

55

27

50

49

47

120

202

150

48

151

51

26

27

36

35

53

REPAIR PARTS

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DRIVE

KEY PART

NO.

1

NO.

- - - - - -

4

5

2

3

6

8

146682

123666X

12000028

121520X

17060512

165619

10 76020416

11 105701X

13 74550412

14 10040400

16 73800500

18 74780616

19 73800600

21 140845

22 130804

24 73350600

25 106888X

26 19131316

27 76020412

28 175765

29 71673

30 169592

32 74760512

34 175578

35 120183X

36 19211616

37 1572H

38 179114

39 74760648

41 175556

47 127783

48 154407

49 123205X

50

72110612

51 73680600

52 73680500

53 105710X

55 105709X

56

17120614

57 130801

59 169691

61 17120614

DESCRIPTION

Transaxle Peerless (206-545C)

(Order parts from transaxle manufacturer)

Spring Return Brake T/a Zinc

Pulley Transaxle 18" tires

Ring Retainer # 5100-62

Strap Torque 30 Degrees

Screw 5/16-18 X 3/4

Rod Shift Fender Adjust Lt

Pin Cotter 1/8 X 1 Cad

Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole

Bolt 1/4-28 Unf Gr 8 W/Patch

Washer Lock Hvy Helical

Nut Lock Hex w/ins 5/16-18

Bolt, Fin Hex 3/8-16 UNC x 1 Gr. 5

Nut Lock 3/8-16 Unc

Knob

Rod Brake Blk Zinc 26 840

Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc

Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc

Washer 13/32 X 13/16 X 16 Ga

Pin Cotter 1/8 X 3/4 Cad

Rod Brake Parking LT/YT

Cap Brake Parking

Bracket Mtg Transaxle

Bolt Hex Hd 5/16-18unc X 3/4

Shaft Asm Pedal Foot

Bearing Nylon Blk 629 Id

Washer 21/32 X 1 X 16 Ga

Pin Roll 3/16 X 1"

Pulley Composite Flat

Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc X 3

Keeper Belt Flat Idler

Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic

Bellcrank Asm

Retainer Belt Style Spring

Bolt Carr. SH 3/8-16 Unc x 1-1/2

Gr. 5

Nut Crownlock 3/8-16 Unc

Nut Crownlock 5/16-18 Unc

Link Clutch

Spring Return Clutch 6 75

Screw 3/8-16 x .875

V-Belt Ground Drive 95 25

Keeper Belt Span Ctr

Screw 3/8-16 x .875

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

62 8883R

63 175410

64 71170764

65 10040700

66 154778

69 142432

70 134683

74 137057

75 121749X

76 12000001

77 123583X

78 121748X

79 2228M

80 145090

81 165592

82 123782X

83 19171216

84 166231

85 150360

Cover Pedal Blk Round

Engine Pulley

Bolt Hex

Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7/16

Keeper Belt Engine Foolproof

Screw Hex wsh HiLo 1/4 x 1/2 unc

Guide Belt Mower Drive RH

Spacer Axle

Washer 25/32 X 1 1/4 X 16 Ga

E-ring #5133-75

Key Square 2 0 X 1845/ 1865

Washer 25/32 X 1-5/8 X 16 Ga

Key Woodruff #9 3/16 x 3/4

Arm Shift

Shaft Asm Cross Tapered PMST/20

Spring Torsion T/a

Washer 17/32 X 3/4 X 16 Ga

Link Transaxle PMST/20" Zinc

Nut Lock Center 1/4 - 28 FNTHD

89 169372X428 Console Shift STLT

96 4497H Retainer Spring 1"

112 19091210 Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 10 Ga.

113 127285X

116 72140608

120 73900600

145 74490540

Strap Torque LT

Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3/8-16 x 1

Nut Lock Flg. 3/8-16 Unc

Bolt Hex FLGHD 5/16-18 Gr. 5

150 175456

151 19133210

156 166002

158 165589

159 165494

Spacer Retainer

Washer 13/32 x 2 x 10

Washer Srrted 5/16ID x 1.125

Bracket Shift Mount

Hub Tapered Flange Shift Lt

161 72140406

162 73680400

163 74780416

164 19091010

165 165623

166 166880

168 165492

169 165580

170 178394

197 169613

198 169593

202

72110614

212 145212

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20 x 3/4 Gr

Nut Crownlock 1/4-20 Unc

Bolt Hex Fin 1/4-20 Unc x 1 Gr 5

Washer 5/8 x .281 x 10 Ga

Bracket Pivot Lever

Screw 5/16-18 x 5/8

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 x .561

Plate Fastening

Keeper Belt Transaxle Gear

Nyliner Snap-In

Washer Nyliner

Bolt 3/8-16 x 1-3/4 Gr. 5

Nut Hexflange Lock

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

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STEERING ASSEMBLY

38

12

39

1

37

41

42

37

36

51

44

91

43

29

68

15

15

15

54

88

71

29

17

29

82

87

2

5

6

46

8

3

11

32

65

13

68

67

67

67

46

8

6

87

5

4

43

36

40

10

33

34

35

43

6

8

REPAIR PARTS

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STEERING ASSEMBLY

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

3

4

5

6

1

2

180656

172393

169840

169839

6266H

121748X

8 12000029

10 175121

11 10040600

12 73940800

Wheel Steering

Axle Asm Cast Iron LT

Spindle Asm LH

Spindle Asm RH

Bearing Race Thrust Harden

Washer 25/32 X 1-5/8 X 16 Ga

Ring Klip #t5304-75

Link Drag

Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3/8

Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1/2-20 UNF

13 136518

15 145212

17 180641

29 17060612

32 171888

33 19111216

34 10040500

35 73540500

36 155099

37 152927

38 180657

39 19182411

Spacer Brg. Axle Front

Nut Hex Flange Lock

Shaft Asm. Steering

Screw 3/8-16x.75

Rod Tie

Washer 11/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.

Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 5/16

Crownlock Nut 5/16-24

Bushing Strg

Screw

Insert Cap Strg Wh Au

Washer 9/16 ID x 1 1/2 OD 11 Gr.

40 7810H Lock nut

41 159945 Adaptor Wheel Strg

42 145054X428 Boot Steering Dash/

43 121749X

44 180640

Washer 25/32 X 1 1/ OD 11 Gr.4 X 16 Ga

Extension Steering Shaft

46 121232X

51 73540400

54 71130420

65 160367

67 72140618

68 169827

71 175146

82 169835

87 173966

88 175118

91 175553

Cap Spindle Fr Top Blk

Nut Crownlock 1/4-28

Bolt Hex 1/4-28 UNF x 1-1/4 Gr. 8

Brace Axle

Bolt Rdhd Sq 3/8-16 Unc x 2-1/4

Axle, Brace

Steering Asm.

Bracket Susp. Chassis Front

Washer Flat .781 x 1-1/2 x .14

Bolt Shoulder 7/16-20 Unc

Clip Steering

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

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SEAT ASSEMBLY

1

14

10

8

9

7

8

9

7

5

6

22

21

2

24

5

16

15

25

11

13

17

12

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

3

4

1

2

5

6

171683

140551

71110616

19131610

145006

73800600

7

8

124181X

17000616

9 19131614

10 182493

11 166369

DESCRIPTION

Seat

Bracket Pivot Seat 8 720

Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 Unc X 1

Washer 13/32 X 1 X 10 Ga

Clip Push-In

Nut Hex w/Ins. 3/8-16 Unc

Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 Blk Zi

Screw 3/8-16 X 1.5

Washer 13/32 X 1 X 14 Ga.

Pan Seat

Knob Seat

3

4

38

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

12 121246X

13 121248X

14 72050412

15 134300

16 121250X

17 123976X

21 171852

22 73800500

24 19171912

25 127018X

Bracket Mounting Switch

Bushing Snap Blk Nyl 50 Id

Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1/4-20x1-1/2

Spacer Split 28x 88

Spring Cprsn

Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Flg Gr 5 Zinc

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 Unc

Nut Hex Lock W/Ins 5/16-18

Washer 17/32 X 1-3/16 X 12 Ga.

Bolt Shoulder 5/16-18 X 62

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

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DECALS

7

2

11 16

4

3

10

2

20

4

9

1

8

6

18

14

5

19

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

5

6

7

8

1

2

3

4

156369

176305

176308

178206

180973

179128

180891

170563

9 172740

10 157140

WHEELS AND TIRES

1

2 5,8

7

4,10

6

DESCRIPTION

Decal Oper

Decal Fender Side

Decal Hood LH

Decal Side Panel Logo

Decal HP Engine

Decal Deck "B" 42"

Decal Repl. Parts

Decal Warning Mult-Language

Decal Fender Logo

Decal Fender Danger E/F

3,9

11

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

- -

- -

- -

- -

11 172743

14 160396

16 176307

Decal Ins Strg Whl

Decal V-Belt Schematic

Decal Hood Rh

18 173587

19 173589

Decal Fender Reflector RH

Decal Fender Reflector LH

20 145005

- -

Decal Bat Dan/Psn

179768X428 Pad Footrest LH

179769X428 Pad Footrest RH

138311 Decal Handle Lft Height Adjust

183044

183045

Manual Owner's (English)

Manual Owner's (French)

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

5

6

7

8

9

3

4

1

2

59192

65139

170455

59904

Cap Valve Tire

Stem Valve

Tire F Ts 15 X 6 0 - 6 Service

Tube Front (Service Item Only)

106732X421 Rim Asm 6"front Service

278H

9040H

Fitting Grease (Front Wheel Only)

Bearing Flange (Front Wheel Only)

106108X421 Rim Asm 8"rear Service

170456 Tire R Ts 20x10-8 C Service

10 7152J Tube Rear (Service Item Only)

11 104757X421 Cap Axle 1 50 X 1 00

- 144334 Sealant, Tire ( 10 oz. Tube)

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

39

2

1

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ENGINE

8

3

14

25

26

38

32

17

44

46

37

33

31

112

41

40

33

23

29

16

17

45

81

13

5

62

72

6

10

4

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Spark Arrester

40

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ENGINE

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

1

2

170771

17720408

Control Th/ch Flag

Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20x1/2

4

5

3 - - - - - - - Engine, Briggs Model 407777

149723

159955

160589

(Order Parts From Engine Manufacturer)

Muffler Exhaust

Exhaust Tube LH

Exhaust Tube RH 6

8 171877

10 162797

13

165391

Bolt 5/16-18 UNC x 3/4

Shield Browning

Gasket Muffler

14 148456

16 11050600

17 17060624

23 169837

Tube Drain Oil Easy

Washer Lock Ext Tooth 3/8

Screw 3/8-16 x 1-1/2

Shield Brn/Dbr Guard

25 145996

26 73920600

29 137180

31 180645

32 140527

33 123487X

37 137040

38

181654

40 124028X

41 139277

44 17670412

45 17000612

46 19091416

62 10040500

72 71070512

81 73510400

112 3645J

Control Choke

Nut Keps 3/8-24 Unf

Arrestor Spark

Tank Fuel Front 2 00

Cap Fuel

Clamp Hose Black

Line Fuel 20"

Plug Oil Drain Easy

Bushing Snap

Stem Tank Fuel

Screw Hex wsh Thdrol 1/4-20x3/4

Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3/8-16 x 3/4

Washer 9/32 X 7/8 X 16 Ga

Washer Lock 5/16

Screw Hex 5/16-18 x 3/4

Nut Keps Hex 1/4-20 Unc

Bushing

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U. S.

inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm

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MOWER DECK

151

152

158

67

157

153 154

44

156

153

155

159

46

68

40

37

36

40

143

144

45

150

40

37

145

53

52

56

55

51

48

147

142

49

50

59

54

146

33

32

31

30

148

106

105

104

103

102

101

102

103

105

104

106

132

95

34 21

182

21

94

183

91

132

1

147

142

116

113

111

114

115

117

119

118

2

16

15

14

2

21

20

18

29

28

21

23

24

25

26

27

3

18

4

149

114

13

112

5

6

19

21

10

9

42

8

115

11

118

119

113

117

116

REPAIR PARTS

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MOWER DECK

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

3

4

5

6

1

2

165892X421 Mower Deck Assembly, 42"

72140506 Bolt

138017

165460

4939M

178024

Bracket Asm Fr. Sway Bar 3/42

Bracket Asm Deck 42" Sway Bar

Retainer Spring

Bar Sway Deck

8

9

850857

10030600

10 140296

11 134149

138498

13 137645

14 128774

15 110485X

16 174493

Bolt 3/8-24 x 25 Grade 8 patched

Washer, Lock

Washer, Hardened

Blade, Mulching 42”

Blade Mower 42” Hi-Lift

Shaft Assembly, Mandrel, Vented

Housing, Mandrel, Vented

Bearing, Ball, Mandrel

Stripper, Mandrel Deck

18 72140505

19 132827

20 159770

21 73680500

23 177563

Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8

Bolt, Shoulder

Baffle, Vortex

Nut

Bracket, Deflector Mower 42"

24 105304X

25 123713X

26 110452X

Cap, Sleeve 80 x 112 Blk Mower

Spring, Torsion, Deflector 2 52

Nut, Push Phos & Oil

27 130968X428 Shield, Deflector 42" Blk

28 19111016 Washer 11/32 x 5/8 x 16 Gauge

29 131491

30 173984

Rod, Hinge 42" 6 75 W/G

Screw Thdrol Washer Head

31 129963

32 173436

33 178342

34 72110614

36 173438

Washer, Spacer Mower Vented

Pulley, Mandrel

Nut, Toplock 9/16 Flange

Bolt

Pulley, Idler, Flat

37 19131316

40 73680600

44 140088

45 4497H

46 137729

48 133944

49 174284

50 131340

51 69180

52 139888

53 131845

54 133943

55 155046

56 122052X

59 173442

67 171598

Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Gauge

Nut

Guard, Mandrel, LH

Retainer

Screw, Thdrol 1/4-20 x 5/8 T

Washer, Hardened

Roller Assembly, Cam Follower

Bolt, Shoulder #10-24 Grade 5

Locknut

Bolt, Shoulder 5/16-18 UNC

Arm Assembly, Pad, Brake

Washer, Hardened

Arm, Idler

Spacer, Retainer

Guard TUV Idler

Knob

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

68 144959

91 180532

94 132264

95 180533

101 136420

102 71081010

V-Belt, 42" Mower

Bracket Asm. Noseroller LH

Roller, Nose

Bracket Asm. Noseroller RH

Mulcher Cover

Screw

103 19061216

104 10071000

Washer, Flat

Washer, Lock

105 160793

106 2029J

Latch Assembly

Nut, Weld

111 179292X421 Bracket, Gauge, Wheel LH

112 179293X421 Bracket, Gauge, Wheel RH

113 17060510 Screw 3/8-16 x .625

114 73510500

115 72110505

Nut, Keps 5/16 - 18 UNC

Bolt, Carriage 5/16-18 x 5/8

116 4898H

117 165746

118 73930600

119 19121414

132 17060612

142 165890

143 157109

144 173441

145 173437

146 173443

147

131335

148 169022

149 165898

150 19091216

151 169670

152 169676

153 169674

154 169675

155 169671

156 169672

157 169669

158 17720408

159 72140614

182 179126

183 163552

- 130794

- 172559

Bolt, Shoulder

Wheel, Gauge

Nut Centerlock 3/8-16

Washer 3/8 x 7/8 x 14 Ga.

Screw 3/8-16 x .75

Arm Spring Brake Mower

Bracket Arm Idler 42"

Keeper Belt 42" Clutch Cable

Pulley Idler Flat

Bolt Carriage Idler

Spring Extension

Spring Return Idler

Retainer Spring Yellow

Washer 9/32 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.

Bracket Clutch Cable

Clutch Cable 42"

Washer Flat 3/8" Type B

Spring Retainer

Spring Retention LVR CLTCH CAB

Spacer Clutch Cable

Rod Clutch Cable 3/8"

Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2

Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3/8-16 UNC x 1-3/4

Rod Roller Nose

Retainer Spring

Mandrel Assembly (Includes

Housing, Shaft and Shaft Hardware

Only-Pulley Not Included)

Replacement Mower, Complete

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

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MOWER LIFT

29

28

27

25

24

23

8

7

41

5

49

37

38

40

11

19

13

13

31

32

31

32

36 13

4

6

12

13

19

2

30

50

26

3

20

15

1

6

5

4

20

16

17 18

20

20

15

44

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MOWER LIFT

KEY PART

NO.

NO.

DESCRIPTION

7

8

5

6

1

2

3

4

159460

159471

105767X

12000002

19211621

120183X

125631X

170770

11 139865

12 139866

13 4939M

15 173288

16 73350800

17 175689

18 73800800

19 139868

20 163552

23 110807X

24 19131016

25 2876H

26 169484

27 126971X

28 73350600

29 138057

30 150233

31 169865

32 73540600

36 155097

37 123935X

38 17060516

40 19112410

41 155098

49 145212

50 110452X

Wire Asm Inner/Sprg W/plunger LT

Shaft Asm Lift RH w/Inf

Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc

E Ring #5133-62

Washer 21/32 X 1 X 21 Ga

Bearing Nylon Blk 629 Id

Grip Handle

Button Plunger Yellow

Link Lift LH Fixed Length

Link Lift RH Fixed Length

Retainer Spring

Link Front

Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 Unc

Trunnion Blk Zinc

Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 Unc

Arm Suspension Rear

Retainer Spring

Nut Special

Washer 13/32 X 5/8 X 16 Ga

Spring 2-1/8"

Retainer Clip

Rod Adj Lift Zinc 7.49 Wrk Lg

Nut Hex Jam 3/8-16 Unc

Knob Inf 3/8-16 Unc Blk W/sym

Trunnion Infin Height

Bearing Pvt Lift

Nut Crownlock 3/8 - 24

Pointer Height Indicator

Plug Hole Blk 1.485/1.515 Dia.

Screw Thdrol 5/16-18 x 1

Washer 11/32 x 1-1/2 10 Ga.

Indicator Height STLT

Nut Hex Flange Lock

Nut PUsh Phos & Oil

NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches

1 inch = 25.4 mm

45

NOTES

46

NOTES

47

NOTES

48

LIMITED WARRANTY

The Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer purchaser that this product as manufactured is free from defects in materials and workmanship. For a period of two (2) years from date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser, we will repair or replace, at our option, without charge for parts or labor incurred in replacing parts, any part which we find to be defective due to materials or workmanship. This Warranty is subject to the following limitations and exclusions.

1.

This warranty does not apply to the engine, other than EHP manufactured transaxle/transmission components, battery (except as noted below) or components parts thereof. Please refer to the applicable manufacturer's warranty on these items.

2.

Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser. Transportation charges for any parts submitted for replacement under this warranty must be paid by the purchaser unless such return is requested by Electrolux Home Products.

3.

Battery Warranty: On products equipped with a Battery, we will replace, without charge to you, any battery which we find to be defective in manufacture, during the first ninety (90) days of ownership. After ninety (90) days, we will exchange the Battery, charging you 1/12 of the price of a new Battery for each full month from the date of the original sale. Battery must be maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished.

4.

The Warranty period for any products used for rental or commercial purposes is limited to 90 days from the date of original purchase.

5.

This Warranty applies only to products which have been properly assembled, adjusted, operated, and maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished. This Warranty does not apply to any product which has been subjected to alteration, misuse, abuse, improper assembly or installation, delivery damage, or to normal wear of the product.

6.

Exclusions: Excluded from this Warranty are belts, blades, blade adapters, normal wear, normal adjustments, standard hardware and normal maintenance.

7.

In the event you have a claim under this Warranty, you must return the product to an authorized service dealer.

Should you have any unanswered questions concerning this Warranty, please contact:

Electrolux Home Products, Inc.

Outdoor Products Customer Service Dept.

250 Bobby Jones Expressway

Augusta, GA 30909 USA

In Canada contact:

Electrolux Canada Corp.

7075 Ordan Drive

Mississauga, Ontario

L5T 1K6 giving the model number, serial number and date of purchase of your product and the name and address of the authorized dealer from whom it was purchased.

THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRAN-

TIES ARE LIMITED TO THE SAME TIME PERIODS STATED HEREIN FOR OUR EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. Some areas do not allow the limitation of consequential damages or limitations of how long an implied Warranty may last, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from locale to locale.

This is a limited Warranty within the meaning of that term as defined in the Magnuson-Moss Act of 1975.

49

®

T E C U M S E H

Issued January 1980

Revised January 1991

SERVICE

POLICY

WARRANTY

®

T E C U M S E H

LIMITED WARRANTIES

FOR

NEW PEERLESS GEAR POWER TRAIN COMPONENTS

A. Products Warranted

Peerless Gear and Machine Division of Tecumseh Products Company (“Tecumseh”), subject to the limitations contained below, will,at its option, repair or replace, without charge for parts or labor only, any part of a new Power Train Component (which as used herein means and includes the transaxle, gear box, transmission, differential and right angle drives, and any part of the Power Train Component),

EXCEPT any new Power Train Component incorporated in equipment used for commercial or rental purposes, which is found upon examination by any Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet or by Tecumseh’s factory in Grafton, Wisconsin, to be DEFECTIVE IN MATERIAL

AND/OR WORKMANSHIP if received by Tecumseh or a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet for such examination within TWO YEARS from the date of sale to the original consumer purchaser of Peerless Series 820, 900, 910, 915, 920, 930 transaxles and Series 1100 angle drive and ONE YEAR for all other Peerless products. New Power Train Components incorporated in equipment used for commercial purposes are warranted in the same manner and to the same extent EXCEPT such Power Train Components are warranted for NINETY (90) DAYS ONLY, and must be received by Tecumseh or by a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet for such examination within 90 days from the date of sale to the original purchaser. New Power Train Components Incorporated in equipment used for rental purposes are warranted in the same manner and to the same extent EXCEPT such Power Train Components are warranted for THIRTY

(30) DAYS ONLY, and must be received by Tecumseh or a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet within 30 days from the date of sale to the original purchaser.

B. Products And Items Not Warranted

1.

Alterations or Modifications of Power Train Components.

2.

Accidents, Normal Maintenance, Failure to follow the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s Manual.

This warranty covers only parts of new Power Train Components which are found upon examination to be defective in material or workmanship as delivered to the original purchaser. This warranty does not cover defects caused by depreciation or damage caused by normal wear, accidents, improper maintenance, improper use or abuse of the product, failure to follow the instructions contained in an Instruction Manual for the operation of the Power Train Component and parts. The cost of normal maintenance and replacement of service items which are not defective shall be paid for by the original purchaser.

C. Securing Warranty Service

Warranty service can be arranged for by contacting either a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet (any Tecumseh Registered Service

Dealer, Tecumseh Authorized Service Distributor, or Tecumseh Central Warehouse Distributor) or by contacting Tecumseh, c/o Service

Manager, Engine and Transmission Group Service Division, 900 North Street, Grafton, Wisconsin 53024. Warranty service can only be performed by a Tecumseh Authorized Service Outlet or by Tecumseh at its factory in Grafton, Wisconsin. At the time of requesting warranty service, evidence must be presented of the date of sale to the original purchaser. The purchaser shall pay any charges for making service calls and/or for transporting the product to and from the place where the inspection and/or warranty work is performed.

The purchaser shall be responsible for any damage or loss incurred in connection with the transportation of Power Train Components and/or part(s) of the Power Train Components submitted for inspection and/or warranty work.

D. Limitation of Damages and Implied Warranties

The foregoing EXPRESSED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES. Neither Tecumseh nor any of its affiliates makes any warranties, representations or promises, written or oral, as to the quality of the Power Train Component or any of its parts, other than as set forth herein.

ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE EXTENT THAT

EITHER MAY APPLY TO ANY PART(S) OF POWER TRAIN COMPONENTS, SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE PERIODS OF

THE EXPRESSED WARRANTIES DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH A HEREOF. IN NO EVENT WILL TECUMSEH BE LIABLE FOR ANY

INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES AND/OR EXPENSES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.

E. No Dealer Warranty

Tecumseh neither assumes nor authorizes any other person, natural or corporate, to assume for Tecumseh any other obligations or liabilities in connection with or with respect to any part(s) of a Power Train Component. The seller or dealer of part(s) of a Power Train

Component has no authority, whatsoever, to make any representations or promises on behalf of Tecumseh or to modify the terms or limitations of Tecumseh’s warranty in any way.

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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION

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ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,

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WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.

1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.

2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree

trunk or other upright structure.

3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.

4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.

PARTS AND SERVICE

Your POULAN PRO product has been expertly engineered and carefully manufactured to rigid quality standards. As with all mechanical products, some adjustments or part replacement may be necessary during the life of your unit.

FOR SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT PARTS:

1. Consult your dealer/place of purchase.

2. Consult the yellow pages of your phone directory for the name of the nearest service dealer

(under “saws” for Chain Saws or under “lawn mowers” for Trimmers, Brushcutters, and

Blowers).

3. For replacement parts, have available the following information: a. Model Number/Manufacturer's I.D. Number b. Description of part.

NOTE:

Electrolux Home Products provides parts and service through its authorized distributors and dealers; therefore, all requests for parts and service should be directed to your local dealer(s). The philosophy of Electrolux Home Products is to continually improve all of its products. If the operating characteristics or the appearance of your product differs from those described in this Manual, please contact your local dealer for updated information and assistance.

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