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Exmark Metro 21 M216KASPC Operator's Manual | Manualzz
M216KASPC
For Serial Nos.
220,000 & Higher
BLADE BRAKE CLUTCH MODEL
CONGRATULATIONS on the purchase of your new Exmark mower.
This product has been carefully designed and manufactured to give you
a maximum amount of dependability and years of trouble–free
operation.
Model No.
Serial No.
If additional information is needed, or should you require trained
mechanic service, contact your authorized Exmark equipment dealer or
distributor.
Engine Serial No.
Engine Model No.
Date Purchased
If you need to order replacement parts from your dealer, always give the
model number and serial number of your mower as well as the part
number, description and quantity of the part needed.
The Serial No. plate is located on the top of the mower deck on the right
hand rear corner.
For ease of ordering and reference, we suggest that you record the
information requested in the following identification table.
Paste Label From
Literature Packet Here
IMPORTANT
When the mower is used or operated on any California forest-, brush- or
grass-covered land, a working spark arrester must be attached to the muffler. If not,
the operator is violating state law, Section 4442 Public Resource Code. To acquire
a spark arrester for your unit, see you Engine Service Dealer.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
• This product is a powerful machine.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
• Failure to follow safe operating practices can result in serious operator injury or
even death.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
• Keep all shields, guards, and safety devices (especially the grass discharge
system) in place and in proper working condition.
• Stop engine and remove spark plug wire(s) or remove key and wait for all moving
parts to stop before adjusting, servicing, or performing maintenance.
• If mower deck becomes clogged, stop engine and remove spark plug wire(s) or
remove key and wait for all moving parts to stop before cleaning blockage.
• Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from power driven parts.
• Keep off mower unless seat platform is provided.
• Keep others off mower.
WARNING
POTENTIAL HAZARD
• Gasoline is harmful or fatal if swallowed. Long-term exposure to vapors has
caused cancer in laboratory animals.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
• Failure to use caution may cause serious injury or illness.
HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD
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Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors.
Keep face away from nozzle and gasoline tank/container opening.
Keep gasoline away from eyes and skin.
Never siphon gasoline by mouth.
This spark ignition system complies with Canadian ICES-002.
Ce système d’allumage par étincelle de véhicule est conforme à la norme NMB-002 du Canada.
Exmark reserves the right to make changes to add improvements to its products at any time without
incurring any obligation to make such changes to products manufactured previously. Exmark, or its
distributors and dealers, accept no responsibility for variations which may be evident in the actual
specifications of its products and the statements and descriptions contained in this publication.
EXMARK PARTS PLUS PROGRAM
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1,1995
Program
If your Exmark dealer does not have the Exmark part in
stock, Exmark will get the parts to the dealer the next
business day or the part will be FREE* Guaranteed!!
How the Program Works
1.
If dealer does not have part in stock for a
"down" unit at the time of request by customer,
the dealer contacts his distributor by 1:00 p.m.
local time, and requests Exmark Parts Plus
shipment of six line items or less.
2.
Distributor ships part(s) to dealer or customer,
as requested by dealer, same day, overnight
UPS Distributor bills dealer for part and freight
charges where applicable.
3.
If distributor does not have the part(s) in stock to satisfy Exmark Parts Plus order, he contacts Exmark by 3:00 p.m., central
time, with an Exmark Parts Plus order of six line items or less.
4.
If order is received by 3:00 p.m. central time, Exmark ships part(s) direct to dealer or customer, as requested by distributor,
same day, overnight UPS, Exmark bills the distributor for parts and shipping charges, where applicable.
5.
The customer pays for the part and freight if it is shipped under the Exmark Parts Plus and if it arrive in accordance to the
program.
6.
Who pays for the part and freight if it fails to arrive overnight in accordance to the program?
A.
Under any circumstance the customer does not pay.
B.
If the part does not arrive overnight due to:
1. The dealer not submitting the Exmark Parts Plus order to his Exmark distributor by 1:00 p.m., the dealer pays for
the part and freight.
2. The Distributor being unable to ship the part the same day or not submitting the Exmark Parts Plus order to Exmark
by 3:00 p.m. central time, the Distributor pays for the part and freight.
3. Exmark being unable to ship the part and the Exmark parts order is received by 3:00 p.m. central time, Exmark pays
for the part and freight.
4. If the part does not arrive overnight due to the shipper (UPS), the shipper pays for the freight and Exmark pays for
the part.
The following restrictions apply –– The Exmark Parts Plus Program is available only through participating Exmark Dealers and
applies only to orders submitted on this program Monday through Thursday. Parts Plus service is available only in the 48 contiguous United States.
UPS has initiated a Saturday delivery program to many areas of the continental United States and can be requested for an overnight shipment on
Friday to be delivered Saturday. The next day air charge, plus the Saturday delivery fee will be the responsibility of the purchaser. Exmark Mfg. will
assume no responsibility for Saturday delivery shipments. To qualify, all Exmark Parts Plus orders must be received by Exmark by 3:00 p.m.
central time. Orders must be six line items or less. Exclusions from the Exmark Parts Plus Program are: Any wholegood or accessory in its entirety,
engines and engine replacement parts, 5–speed Peerless transmissions and 5–speed transaxles, hydraulic or hydrostatic wheel motors, cutter decks
and engine decks or any item exceeding United Parcel Service size and weight restrictions.
Due to UPS restrictions, aerosol spray paint is considered a hazardous material and cannot be shipped via UPS next day or Second Day Air.
Exmark Manufacturing stocks a limited supply of parts for transaxles, pumps and wheel motors. These parts can be ordered for Next Day Air shipment but will not be guaranteed per the Parts Plus Program.
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CONGRATULATIONS on the purchase of your Exmark Mower. This product has been carefully
designed and manufactured to give you a maximum amount of dependability and years of trouble-free
operation.
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
This manual contains assembly, operating, maintenance, adjustment and safety instructions for
your Exmark mower.
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR MOWER, CAREFULLY READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRETY.
By following the operating, maintenance and safety instructions, you will prolong the life of your
mower, maintain its maximum efficiency and promote safe operation.
If additional information is needed, or should you require trained mechanic service, contact your
authorized Exmark equipment dealer or distributor.
All Exmark equipment dealers and distributors are kept informed of the latest methods of servicing
and are equipped to provide prompt and efficient service in the field or at their service stations. They
carry ample stock of service parts or can secure them for you from the factory.
All Exmark parts are thoroughly tested and inspected before leaving the factory; however, attention
is required on your part if you are to obtain the fullest measure of satisfaction and performance.
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Contents
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safe Operating Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exmark Lawn Mower Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety and Instruction Decals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Discharge Tunnel Plug . . . . . . . . . .
Before Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling the Crankcase with Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling the Fuel Tank with Gasoline . . . . . . . . . .
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stopping the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating the Blade and the Self-Propel Drive . .
Using the Discharge Tunnel Plug . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Blade Brake Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Cutting Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Grass Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recommended Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . .
Checking the Engine Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Underside of the Lawn Mower
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Discharge Tunnel and Plug . . . . . .
Servicing the Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintaining the Cutting Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Blade Brake Clutch Shield . . . . . . .
Emptying the Fuel Tank and Cleaning the
Fuel Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning Under the Belt Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lubricating the Pivot Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Self-propel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Servicing the Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lubricating the Gear Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting Blade Brake Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Servicing the Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing the Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing From Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limited Warranty
Exmark Commercial Turf Equipment . . . . . . . . . .
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Specifications
Model Number:
Engine:
Fuel System:
Capacity:
Fuel filter:
M216KASPC
Kawasaki 6.0 hp OHV
3300 RPM (No load)
1.37 qt. (1.3 L)
Replaceable inline
Transmission:
3 speeds forward
Speed range:
First
Second
Third
1.8 mph (2.9 km/h)
2.7 mph (4.3 km/h)
3.8 mph (6.1 km/h)
Cutting Width:
21 in.
Cutting Height:
Adjusts in 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) increments from
3/4 in. (1.9 cm) to 3-1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Grass Catcher Capacity
Weight (with bag):
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2.5 Bu. (88 L)
115 lbs. (52.2 kg)
Introduction
Read this manual carefully to learn how to operate and
maintain your product properly. The information in this
manual can help you and others avoid injury and product
damage. Although Exmark designs and produces safe
products, you are responsible for operating the product
properly and safely.
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This manual identifies potential hazards and has special
safety messages that help you and others avoid personal
injury and even death. Danger, Warning, and Caution are
signal words used to identify the level of hazard.
However, regardless of the hazard, be extremely careful.
Danger signals an extreme hazard that will cause serious
injury or death if you do not follow the recommended
precautions.
Warning signals a hazard that may cause serious injury or
death if you do not follow the recommended precautions.
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Printed in USA
Caution signals a hazard that may cause minor or
moderate injury if you do not follow the recommended
precautions.
• Inspect the area where the equipment is to be used and
remove all objects such as rocks, toys and wire which
can be thrown by the machine.
This manual uses two other words to highlight
information. Important calls attention to special
mechanical information and Note: emphasizes general
information worthy of special attention.
• Use extra care when 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 engine
running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do
not smoke.
Safety
– Never refuel or drain the machine indoors.
To ensure maximum safety and best performance, and
to gain knowledge of the product, it is essential that
you and any other operator of the lawn mower read
and understand the contents of this manual before the
engine is ever started.
• Check that operator’s presence controls, safety
switches and shields are attached and functioning
properly. Do not operate unless they are functioning
properly.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert
you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all
safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid
possible injury or death.
Operation
• Never run an engine in an enclosed area.
• Only operate in good light, keeping away from holes
and hidden hazards.
Improperly using or maintaining this lawn mower
could result in injury or death. To reduce this potential,
comply with the following safety instructions.
• Only start engine from the operator’s position.
• Be sure of your footing, especially when backing up.
Walk, don’t run. Never operate on wet grass. Reduced
footing could cause slipping.
Safe Operating Practices
The following instructions are from the ANSI/OPEI
B71.4–1999 standard.
• Slow down and use extra care on hillsides. Be sure to
mow across the face of slopes. Turf conditions can
affect the machine’s stability. Use caution while
operating near drop–offs.
Training
• Do not change the engine governor setting or
overspeed the engine.
• Read the Operator’s Manual and other training
material. If the operator(s) or mechanic(s) can not read
English it is the owner’s responsibility to explain this
material to them.
• Stop on level ground and shut off engine before
leaving the operator’s position for any reason
including emptying the catcher or unclogging the
chute.
• Become familiar with the safe operation of the
equipment, operator controls, and safety signs.
• Stop equipment and inspect blade after striking objects
or if an abnormal vibration occurs. Make necessary
repairs before resuming operations.
• All operators and mechanics should be trained. The
owner is responsible for training the users.
• Never let children or untrained people operate or
service the equipment. Local regulations may restrict
the age of the operator.
• Keep hands and feet away from the cutting units.
• Look behind and down before backing up to be sure of
a clear path.
• The owner/user can prevent and is responsible for
accidents or injuries occurring to themselves, other
people, or property.
• Keep pets and bystanders away.
• Slow down and use caution when crossing roads and
sidewalks. Stop blade if not mowing.
Preparation
• Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not
point it at anyone.
• Only use accessories and attachments approved by the
manufacturer.
• Do not operate the mower under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
• Wear appropriate clothing including hard hat, safety
glasses, and ear protection. Long hair, loose clothing
or jewelry may get tangled in moving parts.
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• Use care when approaching blind corners, shrubs,
trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.
• Do not operate the lawn mower without either the
grass catcher or the guard in place.
Maintenance and Storage
• Stop engine and disconnect spark plug wire. Wait for
all movement to stop before adjusting, cleaning or
repairing.
• Clean grass and debris from cutting unit, drive,
muffler, and engine to help prevent fires. Clean up oil
or fuel spillage.
• Let engine cool before storing and do not store near
flame.
• Shut off fuel while storing or transporting (if
applicable). Do not store fuel near flames or drain
indoors.
• Park the machine on level ground. Never allow
untrained personnel to service machine.
• Remove spark plug wire before making any repairs.
• Use care when checking blade. Wrap the blade or wear
gloves, and use caution when servicing them. Only
replace blade. Never straighten or weld it.
• Keep hands and feet away from moving parts. If
possible, do not make adjustments with the engine
running.
• Keep all parts in good working condition and all
hardware tightened. Replace all worn or damaged
decals.
Exmark Lawn Mower Safety
This product is capable of amputating hands and feet and
throwing objects. Always follow all safety instructions to
avoid serious injury or death.
The following list contains safety information specific to
Exmark products or other safety information that you
must know that is not included in the ANSI/OPEI
standard.
• Use this product only for cutting and mulching grass
or, when equipped with a grass bagger, for catching cut
grass.
• Stop the lawn mower if anyone enters the area.
• Do not touch the lawn mower or attachment parts
which may be hot from operation. Allow the lawn
mower to cool down before attempting to maintain,
adjust, or service it.
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Safety and Instruction Decals
Safety decals and instructions are easily visible to the operator and are located near any
area of potential danger. Replace any decal that is damaged or lost.
On Control Panel
(Part No. 63-9060)
On Belt Cover
(Part No. 52-2620)
On Belt Cover
(Part No. 74-1970)
On Mower Housing
(Part No. 43-8480)
On Plug
(Part No. 76-2110)
On Control Panel
(Part No. 100-3282)
On Discharge Tunnel
(Part No. 93-7398)
On Handle
(Part No. 104-1329)
Assembly
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Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine
from the normal operating position.
Installing the Handle
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1. Mount the handle to the outside of the lawn mower
housing (using the bottom hole) with two 5/16–18 x
1–1/4 in. (8 mm x 31 mm) cap screws, washers, and
thin nylon insert locknuts.
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2. Secure the handle latches to the handle with two
5/16–18 x 1-1/2 in. (8 mm x 38 mm) cap screws,
washers, and nylon insert locknuts (Fig. 1).
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Figure 1
1. Bag support rod
2. Carriage bolt
3. Bag aligning plate
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4. Cap locknuts
5. Handle
6. Handle latch
Note: You can adjust the handle height for comfortable
operation. Stand behind the handle to determine the
height. To adjust the handle height, position the cap
screws and the locknuts that secure the handle latches to
the handle into the other mounting holes in the latches.
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3. Slide the bag support rod through the bag aligning
plate and into the second from the top mounting holes
in the handle and secure each end with a cap locknut
(Fig. 1).
4. Install the carriage bolt through the bag aligning plate
and the top hole on the left side of the handle, and
secure it with a cap locknut.
m–1915
Figure 3
5. Use a cable tie to secure the control cables to the left
handle below the bag support rod.
1. Spring clip
Installing the Discharge Tunnel
Plug
4. Release the discharge door handle to lock the top of
the plug.
1. Open the discharge door by pulling forward on the
handle and moving it rearward (Fig. 2). Hold the
discharge door handle to prevent the spring-loaded
door from closing while you insert the plug.
Before Starting
Filling the Crankcase with Oil
Initially, fill the crankcase with 19 ounces (0.55 liters) of
oil. Use only high-quality SAE 30 or SAE 10W30 weight
detergent oil that has the American Petroleum Institute
(API) service classification SF, SG, SH, or SJ.
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Before each use, ensure that the oil level is between the
Add and Full marks on the dipstick (Fig. 4).
m–1914
Figure 2
1. Discharge door handle
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2. Plug rotated clockwise
2. Since the plug is slightly wider than the discharge
tunnel opening, rotate the plug clockwise slightly
while inserting it (Fig. 2).
Figure 4
1. Dipstick
Note: Ensure that the arrow on the plug decal points
upward.
Note: When the crankcase is empty, pour about
three-fourths of the crankcase capacity of oil in the
crankcase, then follow the procedure in this section.
3. Push the plug all the way in until the spring clip on the
bottom of the plug clicks into place, locking the plug
securely into the discharge tunnel (Fig. 3).
To add oil:
1. Move the lawn mower to a level surface.
2. Clean around the dipstick (Fig. 4).
3. Remove the dipstick by rotating the cap
counterclockwise and pulling it out.
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4. Wipe the dipstick clean with a clean cloth.
Danger
5. Insert the dipstick into the filler neck, then remove it.
Note: To ensure an accurate oil level reading, you must
fully install the dipstick.
In certain conditions, gasoline is extremely
flammable and highly explosive. A fire or
explosion from gasoline can burn you and others
and can damage property.
6. Read the oil level on the dipstick (Fig. 4).
7. If the oil level reading is below the Add mark on the
dipstick, slowly pour only enough oil into the filler
hole to raise the oil level to the Full mark on the
dipstick.
• Fill the fuel tank outdoors, in an open area, and
when the engine is cold. Wipe up any gasoline
that spills.
• Do not fill the fuel tank completely full. Add
gasoline to the fuel tank until the level is 1/4 to
1/2 in. (6 to 13 mm) below the bottom of the
filler neck. This empty space in the tank allows
the gasoline to expand.
• Never smoke when handling gasoline, and stay
away from an open flame or where a spark may
ignite the gasoline fumes.
• Store gasoline in an approved fuel container
and keep it out of the reach of children.
• Never buy more than a 30-day supply of
gasoline.
Important Do not overfill the crankcase with oil and
run the engine; engine damage will result. Drain the
excess oil until the oil level on the dipstick reads Full.
8. Insert the dipstick into the filler neck and rotate the
cap clockwise until it is tight.
Filling the Fuel Tank with
Gasoline
For best results, use clean, fresh, lead-free gasoline,
including oxygenated or reformulated gasoline, with an
octane rating of 87 or higher. To ensure freshness,
purchase only the quantity of gasoline that you expect to
use in 30 days. Using unleaded gasoline results in fewer
combustion deposits and longer engine life. You may use
leaded gasoline if unleaded gasoline is not available.
Important
Danger
When fueling, under certain circumstances, a
static charge can develop, igniting the gasoline. A
fire or explosion from gasoline can burn you and
others and damage property.
Do not add oil to the gasoline.
• Always place gasoline containers on the ground
and away from your vehicle before filling.
• Do not fill gasoline containers inside a vehicle
or on a truck or trailer bed because interior
carpets or plastic truck bed liners may insulate
the container and slow the loss of any static
charge.
• When practical, remove gasoline-powered
equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel
the equipment with its wheels on the round.
• If this is not possible, then refuel such
equipment on a truck or trailer from a portable
container, not from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
• If you must use a gasoline dispenser nozzle,
keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the
fuel tank or container opening at all times until
fueling is complete.
Important Do not use methanol, gasoline containing
methanol, gasohol containing more than 10% ethanol,
premium gasoline, or white gas. Using these fuels can
damage the engine’s fuel system.
Important
days old.
Do not use gasoline that is more than 30
Use a fuel stabilizer/conditioner regularly during
operation and storage. A stabilizer/conditioner cleans the
engine during operation and prevents gum-like varnish
deposits from forming in the engine during periods of
storage.
Important Do not use fuel additives other than a fuel
stabilizer/conditioner . Do not use fuel stabilizers with an
alcohol base such as ethanol, methanol, or isopropanol.
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Controls
1. Clean around the fuel tank cap (Fig. 5).
The blade control bail and the throttle control are on the
upper handle as shown in Figure 6.
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Figure 5
1. Fuel tank cap
2. Fuel valve
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Figure 6
1. Blade control bail
2. Remove the fuel tank cap.
3. Fill the fuel tank with unleaded gasoline to within 1/4
to 1/2 inch (6 to 13 mm) from the top of the tank. Do
not fill into the filler neck.
2. Throttle control
Starting the Engine
Important Do not fill the tank more than 1/4 inch
(6 mm) from the top of the tank because the gasoline must
have room to expand.
1. Connect the wire to the spark plug (Fig. 7).
4. Install the fuel tank cap and wipe up any spilled
gasoline.
Operation
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Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine
from the normal operating position.
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Figure 7
Each time before you mow, make sure that the self-propel
drive and the blade control bail operate properly. When
you release the blade control bail, the engine and the
blade should stop. If they do not, contact an Authorized
Service Dealer.
1. Spark-plug wire
2. Open the fuel valve (Fig. 5).
3. Move the throttle control to the
(Fig. 6).
Caution
(Choke) position
4. Move the ground speed control to the
position (Fig. 8).
This machine produces sound levels in excess of
85dBA at the operator’s ear and can cause
hearing loss through extended periods of
exposure.
(Neutral)
Wear hearing protection when operating this
machine.
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Figure 8
1. Ground speed control
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5. Pull the starter handle (Fig. 9) lightly until until you
feel resistance, then pull it sharply. Allow the rope to
return slowly.
The lawn mower has three ground speeds: 1 is slow, 2 is
medium, and 3 is fast. The ground speed control is located
at the rear of the belt cover (Fig. 8).
Note: You can vary the ground speed by increasing or
decreasing the distance between the blade control bail and
the handle. Lower the blade control bail to slow the lawn
mower when making a turn or if the lawn mower is
moving too fast for you. If you lower the blade control
bail too far, the lawn mower stops self-propelling.
Squeeze the blade control bail closer to the handle to
increase the ground speed. When you hold the blade
control bail tight against the handle, the lawn mower
self-propels at the maximum ground speed. Move the
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Figure 9
ground speed control to the
(Neutral) position when
you use the lawn mower for trimming and when you leave
the lawn mower.
1. Starter handle
6. When the engine starts, regulate the throttle and the
ground speed control as desired.
Using the Discharge Tunnel
Plug
Stopping the Engine
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
1. Release the blade control bail and move the throttle
control to the
2. Insert the plug; refer to Installing the Discharge Tunnel
Plug on page 5.
(Off) position.
2. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug if you do not
use the lawn mower or if you leave it unattended.
3. To remove the plug, move the discharge door handle
rearward and lift up the spring clip on the bottom of
the plug. When the plug is unlocked, pull it out of the
discharge tunnel.
Operating the Blade and the
Self-Propel Drive
Note: When the grass is thick and lush, clippings may
collect on and around the discharge tunnel plug. This may
make removing the plug difficult. Clean the plug
thoroughly after each use.
1. Have the blade control bail in the A position (Fig. 10).
C
Checking the Blade Brake
Clutch
B
A
Check the blade brake clutch (BBC) system before each
use to ensure that it is operating properly.
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Figure 10
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
2. Slide the blade control bail to the right and raise it to
the B position to engage the blade (Fig. 10).
2. Move the lawn mower onto a paved surface in a
non-windy area.
3. Squeeze the blade control bail against the handle to the
C position to drive (Fig. 10).
3. Set all four wheels in to the 2-1/2 in. (64 mm) cutting
height setting (Fig. 15).
Note: To disengage the traction drive but keep the blade
engaged, gradually release the blade control bail to the B
position. To self-propel with the blade disengaged,
squeeze the blade control bail against handle to the C
position without sliding the blade control bail to the right.
4. Set the ground speed selector to the
position.
(Neutral)
5. Take a half sheet of newspaper and crumple it into a
ball small enough to go under the deck (about three
inches or 76 mm in diameter) as shown in Figure 11.
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A
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B
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Figure 14
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Figure 11
10. Immediately push the lawn mower over the newspaper
ball.
1. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
11. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
6. Place the ball of newspaper five inches (12.7 cm) in
front of the lawn mower (Fig. 11).
12. Walk around the lawn mower to check for the
newspaper ball. If the ball did not go under the deck,
repeat steps 6 through 11.
7. Start the engine with the blade control bail down to its
lowest position (Fig. 12).
13. Pull the lawn mower away from the newspaper. If the
newspaper ball unravels or is shredded, the blade has
not properly stopped, resulting in an unsafe operating
condition. Contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
Danger
If the blade brake clutch system is inoperative, the
blade will continue to rotate when you release the
blade control bail. Contact with the blade could
occur, causing serious injury.
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Figure 12
• Check the BBC operation before each use.
• Never use a BBC-equipped lawn mower with an
inoperative safety system.
• Take your lawn mower to an Authorized
Service Dealer for repair if the safety system
fails to operate properly.
8. Move the blade control bail to the right and then lift it
up to about one inch (2.5 cm) below the handle; refer
to position A in Figure 13.
Note: The fan-like noise indicates that the lawn
mower blade is turning.
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Test Using the Grass Bag
A
You can use the grass bag to perform an additional test to
check the blade brake clutch mechanism:
1. Install the empty grass bag on the discharge tunnel.
2. Start the engine.
B
3. Push the blade control bail (Fig. 12) down to its lowest
position.
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Figure 13
4. Move the blade control bail to the right and then lift it
to about one inch (2.5 cm) below the handle. The bag
should begin to inflate, indicating that the blade is
engaged and rotating.
1. 1 in. (2.5 cm)
9. Release the blade control bail; refer to position B in
Figure 14. You should hear a “bang.” The blade should
stop in three seconds.
5. Release the blade control bail. If the bag does not
immediately deflate, it indicates that the blade is still
rotating. The blade brake clutch mechanism may be
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Using the Grass Bag
deteriorating, and, if ignored, could result in an unsafe
operating condition. Have the lawn mower inspected
and serviced by an Authorized Service Dealer.
Occasionally, you may wish to use the grass bag for
bagging extra long grass, lush grass, or leaves.
Adjusting the Cutting Height
Installing the Grass Bag
Each wheel is adjusted individually with a wheel height
adjustment lever. Cutting heights are 1 inch (25 mm),
1-1/2 inches (38 mm), 2 inches (51 mm), 2-1/2 inches
(64 mm), 3 inches (76 mm), and 3-1/2 inches (89 mm).
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
2. Ensure that the discharge door handle is fully forward
and that the pin is engaged in the catch (Fig. 16).
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Danger
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Adjusting the cutting height levers could bring
your hands into contact with a moving blade and
result in serious injury.
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• Stop the engine and wait for all movement to
stop before adjusting the cutting height.
• Do not put your fingers under the housing when
adjusting the cutting height.
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Figure 16
1. Pull the wheel height adjustment lever toward the
wheel (Fig. 15) and move it to the desired setting.
1. Bag frame on retaining
post
2. Pin engaged in catch
3. Handle fully forward.
Discharge door closed.
3. Slide the hole in the bag frame onto the retaining post
on the discharge tunnel (Fig. 16).
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4. Set the rear of the bag frame onto the bag support rod.
5. Pull the discharge door handle forward until the pin
clears the catch, and move the handle rearward until
the pin locks in the bag notch (Fig. 17).
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Figure 15
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1. Wheel height adjustment
lever
2. Release the wheel height adjustment lever and seat it
securely in the notch.
3. Adjust all the wheels to the same cutting height
setting.
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Figure 17
1. Pin locked in bag notch
Note: The discharge door in the lawn mower housing
is now open.
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Mowing with the Grass Bag
Operating Tips
• Review the safety instructions and read this manual
carefully before operating the lawn mower.
Warning
• Clear the area of sticks, stones, wire, branches, and
other debris that the blade could hit and throw.
A worn grass bag could allow small stones and
other similar debris to be thrown in the operator’s
or bystander’s direction and result in serious
personal injury or death to the operator or
bystanders.
• Keep everyone, especially children and pets, away
from the area of operation.
• Avoid striking trees, walls, curbs, or other solid
objects. Never deliberately mow over any object.
Check the grass bag frequently. If it is damaged,
install a new Exmark replacement bag.
• If the lawn mower strikes an object or starts to vibrate,
immediately stop the engine, disconnect the wire from
the spark plug, and examine the lawn mower for
damage.
Cut the grass until the bag is full.
Important
Do not overfill the bag.
• Maintain a sharp blade throughout the cutting season.
Periodically file down nicks on the blade.
Removing the Grass Bag
• Replace the blade when necessary with an original
Exmark replacement blade.
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
• Mow only dry grass or leaves. Wet grass and leaves
tend to clump on the yard and can cause the lawn
mower to plug or the engine to stall.
2. Raise the discharge door handle and move it forward
to engage the pin with the catch (Fig. 16).
3. Grasp the handles at the front and the rear of the bag
and lift the bag off the lawn mower.
Warning
4. Gradually tip the bag forward to empty the clippings.
5. To install the bag, refer to Installing the Grass Bag on
page 10.
Wet grass or leaves can cause you to slip, contact
the blade, and seriously injure you.
Mow only in dry conditions.
Danger
• Clean the underside of the lawn mower deck after each
mowing. See Cleaning the Underside of the Lawn
Mower Housing on page 14.
If the discharge door does not close completely,
the lawn mower could throw objects, causing
serious personal injury or death.
• Keep the engine in good running condition.
If you cannot close the door because the grass
clippings clog the discharge area, stop the engine
and gently move the discharge door handle back
and forth until you can close the door completely.
If you still cannot close the door, remove the
obstruction with a stick, not your hand.
• Set the engine speed to the fastest position for the best
cutting results.
Warning
Operating a lawn mower with its engine running
at a speed greater than the factory setting can
cause the lawn mower to throw a part of the blade
or engine into the operator’s or bystander’s area
and result in serious personal injury or death.
Danger
The lawn mower can throw grass clippings and
other objects through an open discharge tunnel.
Objects thrown with enough force could cause
serious personal injury or death to the operator or
bystander.
• Do not change the engine speed setting.
• If you suspect the engine speed is faster than
normal, contact an Authorized Service Dealer.
• Clean the air filter frequently. Mulching stirs up more
clippings and dust which clogs the air filter and
reduces engine performance.
Never open the door on the discharge tunnel when
the engine is running.
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Cutting Grass
• Grass grows at different rates at different times of the
year. In the summer heat, it is best to cut grass at the
2 in. (51 mm), 2-1/2 in. (64 mm), or 3 in. (76 mm)
cutting height settings. Cut only about a third of the
grass blade at a time. Do not cut below the two-inch
(51 mm) setting unless the grass is sparse or it is late
fall when grass growth begins to slow down.
• When cutting grass over six inches (15 cm) tall, first
mow at the highest cutting height setting and walk
slower; then mow again at a lower setting for the best
lawn appearance. If the grass is too long and the leaves
clump on top of the lawn, the lawn mower may plug
and cause the engine to stall.
• Alternate the mowing direction. This helps disperse
the clippings over the lawn for even fertilization.
If the finished lawn appearance is unsatisfactory, try one
or more of the following:
• Sharpen the blade.
• Walk at a slower pace while mowing.
• Raise the cutting height on your lawn mower.
• Cut the grass more frequently.
• Overlap cutting swaths instead of cutting a full swath
with each pass.
• Set the cutting height on the front wheels one notch
lower than the rear wheels. For example, set the front
wheels at 1-/ in. (44 mm) and the rear wheels at
2-1/2 in. (64 mm).
Cutting Leaves
• After cutting the lawn, ensure that half of the lawn
shows through the cut leaf cover. You may need to
make more than one pass over the leaves.
• For light leaf coverage, set all the wheels at the same
cutting height setting.
• If there are more than five inches (12.7 cm) of leaves
on the lawn, set the front cutting height one or two
notches higher than the rear cutting height. This makes
it easier to feed the leaves under the lawn mower deck.
• Slow down your mowing speed if the lawn mower
does not cut the leaves finely enough.
• If you mow over oak leaves, you can add lime to the
grass in the spring to reduce the acidity of the oak
leaves.
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Maintenance
Note: Determine the left and right sides of the machine from the normal operating position.
Recommended Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Service
Interval
Each Use
Maintenance Procedure
• Check the engine oil level.
• Check the stopping time of the blade brake. The blade must stop within three
seconds of releasing the bail; if it does not, contact an Authorized Service Dealer
for repair.
• Remove grass clippings and dirt from under the housing.
• Clean the discharge tunnel and the discharge tunnel plug.
5 Hours
• Check the blade and the engine mounting fasteners. Tighten loose fasteners.
25 Hours
• Clean the foam pre-cleaner of the air cleaner.
50 Hours
• Change the engine oil.1
• Sharpen or replace the blade; maintain it more frequently if the edge dulls
quickly in rough or in sandy conditions.
• Clean the blade brake clutch shield.
• Check for leaks in the fuel system and/or a deteriorating fuel hose. Replace
parts if necessary.
• Clean the fuel filter.
• Remove grass clippings and debris from under the belt cover.
• Lubricate the pivot arms.
75 Hours
• Adjust the self-propel drive system.
100 Hours
• Inspect the spark plug and replace it if necessary.
• Clean the cooling system; remove grass clippings, debris, or dirt from the engine
air cooling fins and starter. Clean the system more frequently in dirty or
high-chaff conditions.
• Lubricate the gear case.
• Adjust the blade brake cable.
• Service the wheels.
150 Hours
• Replace the paper air filter. Replace it more frequently in dusty operating
conditions.
Storage
1Change the
• Empty the fuel tank before repairs as directed or before storage.
engine oil after the first eight operating hours.
Important
Refer to your engine operator’s manual for additional maintenance procedures.
Caution
If you leave the wire on the spark plug, someone could accidently start the engine and seriously
injure you or other bystanders.
Disconnect the wire from the spark plug before you do any maintenance. Set the wire aside so
that it does not accidently contact the spark plug.
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Checking the Engine Oil Level
7. Start the lawn mower, engage the blade, and let it run
for a few minutes to dry out the moisture on the lawn
mower and its components.
Before you use the lawn mower, make sure that the oil
level is between the Add and the Full marks as shown on
the dipstick (Fig. 4). If the oil level is below the Add
mark, and oil. Refer to Filling the Crankcase with Oil on
page 5.
Scraping Method
If washing does not remove all debris from under the lawn
mower, scrape it clean.
Cleaning the Underside of the
Lawn Mower Housing
1. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug (Fig. 7).
2. Drain the fuel from the fuel tank. Refer to Emptying
the Fuel Tank and Cleaning the Fuel Filter on page 18.
To ensure the best performance, keep the underside of the
lawn mower housing clean (Fig. 18).
Warning
Tipping the lawn mower may cause the fuel to
leak from the carburetor or the fuel tank.
Gasoline is extremely flammable, highly explosive,
and, under certain conditions, can cause personal
injury or property damage.
Avoid fuel spills by running the engine dry or by
removing the gasoline with a hand pump; never
siphon.
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Figure 18
3. Tip the lawn mower onto its right side (air filter up).
4. Remove the dirt and grass clippings with a hardwood
scraper. Avoid burrs and sharp edges.
Washing Method
5. Turn the lawn mower upright.
1. Position the lawn mower on a flat concrete or asphalt
surface near a garden hose.
6. Fill the fuel tank.
7. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
2. Start the engine.
3. Hold the running garden hose at handle level, turn on
the water, and direct the water to flow on the ground
just in front of the right rear tire (Fig. 19).
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Figure 19
1. Rear right wheel
4. Engage the blade.
Note: The blade will draw in water and wash out
clippings. Let the water run until you no longer see
clippings being washed out from under the housing.
5. Disengage the blade, stop the engine, and wait for all
moving parts to stop.
6. Turn off the water.
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Cleaning the Discharge Tunnel
and Plug
1
2
Remove the plug from the discharge tunnel and clean it
after each use.
3
Always be sure that the discharge tunnel door closes
securely when you release the handle. If the debris
prevents the discharge door from closing securely, clean
the inside of the discharge tunnel and the door thoroughly.
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Figure 20
Warning
1. Bolt
2. Cover
Grass clippings and other objects can be thrown
from an open discharge tunnel and cause serious
injury or kill the operator or bystanders.
3. Paper air filter
4. Foam pre-cleaner
4. Remove the cover and clean it thoroughly (Fig. 20).
Never start or operate the lawn mower unless one
of the following is true:
5. Remove the foam pre-cleaner and wash it with a mild
detergent and water, then blot it dry (Fig. 20).
• The discharge tunnel plug is locked securely in
the discharge tunnel.
• The grass bag is locked in place.
• The optional side discharge chute is locked in
place.
• The discharge tunnel door is locked in place.
6. Saturate the pre-cleaner with oil, then squeeze it (do
not twist) to remove the excess oil.
7. Remove the paper air filter and discard it (Fig. 20).
Important
Do not try to clean a paper filter.
8. Install the foam pre-cleaner on the new paper air filter.
9. Install the air cleaner assembly.
Servicing the Air Filter
10. Install the cover and secure it with the bolt.
Clean the foam pre-cleaner every 25 operating hours.
Replace the paper air filter once every season or every
150 operating hours; replace it more frequently in dusty
conditions.
11. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
Changing the Engine Oil
Important Do not operate the engine without the air
filter assembly; extreme engine damage will occur.
Change the oil after the first eight operating hours and
then after every 50 operating hours.
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
1. Run the engine to warm the engine oil.
2. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug (Fig. 7).
Note: Warm oil flows better and carries more
contaminants.
3. Remove the bolt that secures the air cleaner cover
(Fig. 20).
Warning
Oil may be hot after engine has been run, and
contact with hot oil can cause severe personal
injury.
Avoid contacting the hot engine oil when you
drain it.
2. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
3. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug (Fig. 7).
4. Place a suitable drain pan under the side oil drain plug.
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5. Raise the left side of the lawn mower at least 12 inches
(30 cm) and open the side oil drain plug (Fig. 21).
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Figure 22
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Figure 21
1. Oil drain tube
Inspecting the Blade
2. Side oil drain plug
Carefully examine the blade for sharpness and wear,
especially where the flat and the curved parts meet
(Fig. 23A). Because sand and abrasive material can wear
away the metal that connects the flat and curved parts of
the blade, check the blade before using the lawn mower. If
you notice a slot or wear (Figs. 23B and 23C), replace the
blade; refer to Removing the Blade on page 17.
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6. Insert the oil drain tube over the drain plug and lower
the lawn mower (Fig. 21).
7. Raise the right side of the lawn mower to drain the oil
into the drain pan.
8. Lower the right side of the lawn mower.
9. Remove the oil drain tube and tighten the side oil
drain plug.
A
Important Do not overtighten the side oil drain plug;
it may damage the crankcase cover. Torque the side oil
drain plug to 190 in-lb (23 N-m).
2
1
B
10. Fill the crankcase to the Full line on the dipstick with
fresh oil. Refer to the Filling the Crankcase with Oil
on page 5.
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3
C
11. Wipe up any spilled oil.
12. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
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13. Recycle the used oil according to local codes.
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Figure 23
1. Sail
2. Flat part of blade
Maintaining the Cutting Blade
Always mow with a sharp blade. A sharp blade cuts
cleanly and without tearing or shredding the grass blades.
3. Wear
4. Slot formed
Note: For the best performance, install a new blade before
the cutting season begins. During the year, file down any
small nicks to maintain the cutting edge.
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
2. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug (Fig. 7).
Danger
3. Drain the gasoline from the fuel tank; refer to
Emptying the Fuel Tank and Cleaning the Fuel Filter
on page 18.
A worn or damaged blade can break, and a piece
of the blade could be thrown into the operator’s
or bystander’s area, resulting in serious personal
injury or death.
4. Tip the mower onto its right side (air filter up)
(Fig. 22).
• Inspect the blade periodically for wear or
damage.
• Replace a worn or damaged blade.
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Removing the Blade
1. Grasp the end of the blade using a rag or a thickly
padded glove.
2. Remove the blade nuts, the anti-scalp cup, the blade
accelerator, and the blade (Fig. 24).
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Figure 26
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Note: You can also check the balance using a
commercially manufactured blade balancer.
2. If either end of the blade rotates downward, file that
end (not the cutting edge or the end near the cutting
edge). The blade is properly balanced when neither
end drops.
Installing the Blade
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1. Install a sharp, balanced Exmark blade, the blade
accelerator, the anti-scalp cup, and the blade nuts
(Fig. 24).
Figure 24
1. Blade
2. Blade nuts
3. Anti-scalp cup
4. Accelerator
2. Torque the blade nuts to 15 to 27 ft-lb (20 to 37 Nm).
Warning
Sharpening the Blade
Operating the lawn mower without the
accelerator in place can cause the blade to flex,
bend, or break, resulting in serious injury or
death to the operator or bystanders.
File the top side of the blade to maintain its original
cutting angle (Fig. 25A) and inner cutting edge radius
(Fig. 25B).
A
B
1
2
Do not operate the lawn mower without the
accelerator.
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3. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
Figure 25
1. Sharpen at this angle only
2. Maintain the original
radius here
Cleaning the Blade Brake
Clutch Shield
Note: The blade will remain balanced if you remove the
same amount of material from both cutting edges.
Clean the BBC (blade brake clutch) shield at the end of
each mowing season to ensure the best performance and to
prevent parts from degrading. Clean the BBC shield when
you sharpen the blade because you need to remove the
blade in order to remove the BBC shield.
Balancing the Blade
1. Check the balance of the blade by placing the center
hole of the blade over a nail or screwdriver shank
clamped horizontally in a vise (Fig. 26).
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
2. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug (Fig. 7).
3. Drain the gasoline from the fuel tank; refer to
Emptying the Fuel Tank and Cleaning the Fuel Filter
on page 18.
4. Tip the lawn mower onto its right side (air filter up).
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Warning
Tipping the lawn mower may cause the fuel to
leak from the carburetor or the fuel tank.
Gasoline is extremely flammable, highly explosive,
and, under certain conditions, can cause personal
injury or property damage.
Avoid fuel spills by emptying the fuel tank as
directed; never siphon.
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2
Figure 28
5. Remove the two blade nuts, the anti-scalp cup, the
accelerator, and the blade (Fig. 27).
1. Tube clamp
2
2. Fuel tube
4. Open the fuel valve by turning the lever to the open
position (Fig. 5).
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5. Drain the gasoline completely from the tank and fuel
line into an approved fuel container.
3
6. Remove the fuel tube on the fuel tank by loosening the
tube clamp (Fig. 29).
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Figure 27
1. Tabs and nuts
2. BBC shield
3. Tab and bolt
6. Loosen the tabs that secure the BBC shield to the deck
by loosening the nuts or the bolts on the tabs (Fig. 27).
Rotate the tabs 180 to move them out of the way.
2
1
7. Remove the BBC shield and brush or blow all the
debris from under the shield and around the BBC
system.
Figure 29
1. Fuel tube
8. Install the BBC shield. Rotate the tabs 180 back into
position. Tighten the nuts or the bolts on tabs to secure
the BBC shield to the deck.
2. Fuel filter
7. Remove the fuel filter from the fuel tank (Fig. 29).
9. Install the blade, the accelerator, the anti-scalp cup,
and the two blade nuts.
8. Clean the fuel filter with high flash-point solvent.
10. Turn the lawn mower upright.
10. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
9. Firmly install the filter, tubes, and clamps.
11. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
Emptying the Fuel Tank and
Cleaning the Fuel Filter
Clean the fuel filter element every 50 operating hours.
1. Stop the engine and wait for it to cool down.
Important
Drain gasoline from a cold engine only.
2. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug (Fig. 7).
3. Remove the fuel tube by loosening the tube clamp at
the carburetor (Fig. 28).
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Cleaning Under the Belt Cover
Adjusting the Self-propel Drive
Keep the area under the belt cover free of debris.
If the lawn mower does not self-propel or has a tendency
to creep forward when the blade control bail is more than
1-1/2 inches (3.8 cm) from the handle, adjust the wheel
drive control knob on the rear of the gear box.
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
2. Remove the two bolts that secure the belt cover
(Fig. 30) to the mower housing.
1. Close the door in the lawn mower housing and remove
the grass bag.
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2. Rotate the control knob clockwise / turn if the lawn
mower does not self-propel. If the lawn mower creeps
forward, rotate the knob / turn counterclockwise to
loosen the belt (Fig. 32).
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Figure 30
1. Belt cover
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2. Bolt (2)
Figure 32
1. Control knob
3. Lift off the belt cover and brush out all the debris
around the belt area.
3. Slowly pull the lawn mower backward while you
gradually move the blade control bail toward the
handle.
4. Install the belt cover.
Lubricating the Pivot Arms
Note: The adjustment is correct when the rear wheels stop
turning and the blade control bail is about one inch (2.5
cm) from the handle (Fig. 33).
After every 50 operating hours or when the season ends,
lubricate the pivot arms.
1. Move the rear wheel cutting height levers to the center
setting.
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2. Wipe the grease fittings with a clean rag (Fig. 31).
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Figure 33
1. One inch (2.5 cm)
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Servicing the Spark Plug
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Check the spark plug after every 100 operating hours. Use
an NGK BPR5ES spark plug or equivalent.
Figure 31
1. Grease fitting (2)
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
2. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug (Fig. 7).
3. Install a grease gun onto the fitting and gently apply
two or three pumps of #2 multi-purpose lithium base
grease (Fig. 31).
3. Clean around the spark plug.
4. Remove the spark plug from the cylinder head.
Note: Excessive grease pressure may damage the seals.
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Important Replace a cracked, fouled, or dirty spark
plug. Do not clean the electrodes because grit entering the
cylinder can damage the engine.
Warning
Overtightening the blade brake cable can cause
the blade brake to fail to stop a rotating blade
when you release the blade control bail. A rotating
blade can cause serious personal injury.
5. Set the gap on the plug to 0.030 in. (0.76 mm)
(Fig. 34).
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• Check the blade brake each time you adjust the
brake cable to ensure that the brake stops the
blade in three seconds or less.
• If the blade does not stop rotating in three
seconds or less, bring the lawn mower to an
Authorized Service Dealer for repair.
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Figure 34
1. 0.030 in. (0.76 mm)
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
6. Install the spark plug and the gasket seal.
2. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug (Fig. 7).
7. Torque the plug to 17 ft-lb (23 Nm).
3. Loosen the cable clamp screw until the cable conduit
slides (Fig. 36).
8. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
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Lubricating the Gear Case
After every 100 operating hours, grease the gear case.
1. Remove the grass bag.
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3
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2. Install a grease gun onto the fitting through the belt
cover opening (Fig. 35).
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Figure 36
1. Spring
2. Cable clamp screw
3. Cable conduit
4. Pull the cable to remove the slack, but do not put
tension on the spring.
5. Tighten the screw to lock the adjustment in place.
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6. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
Figure 35
1. Belt cover
2. Grease fitting
3. Gently apply one to two pumps of #2 multi-purpose
lithium-base grease.
4. Install the grass bag.
Adjusting Blade Brake Cable
Whenever you install a new blade brake cable assembly or
replace the blade brake belt, adjust the blade brake cable.
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Servicing the Wheels
7. Install the wheel to the pivot arm with the cap screws,
a spacer, and a locknut. Ensure that the spacer is
positioned between the wheel hub and the pivot arm
(Fig. 37).
Removing the Wheels
1. Stop the engine and wait for all moving parts to stop.
8. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
2. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug (Fig. 7).
Storage
3. Remove the cap screw, the wheel spacer, and the
locknut mounting the wheel to the pivot arm (Fig. 37).
2
6
3
7
5
2
To prepare the lawn mower for off-season storage,
perform the recommended maintenance procedures. Refer
to Maintenance on page 13.
Store the lawn mower in a cool, clean, and dry place.
Cover the lawn mower to keep it clean and protected.
Preparing the Fuel System
1 4
5
4
8
9
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Warning
Figure 37
1. Plastic cover (rear wheels
only)
2. Locknuts
3. Wheel spacer
4. Lug
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Wheel half
Bearing/hub assembly
Bearing spacer
Bearing (2)
Cap screw
Gasoline can vaporize if you store it over long
periods of time and explode if it comes into
contact with an open flame.
• Do not store gasoline over long periods of time.
• Do not store the lawn mower with gasoline in
the fuel tank or the carburetor in an enclosure
with an open flame. (For example, a furnace or
a water heater pilot light.)
• Allow the engine to cool before storing it in any
enclosure.
4. Separate the wheel halves from the tire by removing
four cap screws and four locknuts (Fig. 37).
Note: If you remove the bearings from the bearing/hub
assembly, remove them by pressing on the bearing spacer
(Fig. 37).
Assembling the Wheels
Empty the fuel tank when mowing the last time before
storing the lawn mower.
1. Position the tire onto one wheel half, aligning the lugs
on each (Fig. 37).
1. Run the lawn mower until the engine stops from
running out of fuel.
2. Place the bearing/hub assembly into the center hole of
the wheel half. Ensure that the legs of the hub are
positioned over the flange of the hole (Fig. 37).
2. Prime the engine and start it again.
3. Allow the engine to run until it stops. When you can
no longer start the engine, it is sufficiently dry.
3. Place the other wheel half onto the bearing/hub
assembly, aligning the wheel and the tire lugs and the
mounting holes (Fig. 37).
4. Using two 1/4–20 x 1.50 in. (6 x 38 mm) fully
threaded screws or bolts and non-locking nuts, loosely
secure the wheel halves together. Mount the screws or
bolts in the opposing holes (Fig. 37).
5. Check the alignment of all parts and tighten the
screws, alternating from side to side for a uniform fit,
until the wheel halves are drawn together (Fig. 37).
6. Install the two cap screws and the two locknuts
previously removed in the remaining holes in the
wheel halves and tighten. Remove the two long screws
or bolts and replace them with two cap screws and two
locknuts (Fig. 37).
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Preparing the Engine
Accessories
1. While the engine is still warm, drain oil from
crankcase. Refer to the Refer to Changing the Engine
Oil on page 15.
You may purchase the following accessory from an
Authorized Service Dealer:
2. Remove the spark plug (Fig. 7).
Side Discharge Kit
3. Using an oil can, squirt about one tablespoon of oil
through the spark plug hole.
You can install the side discharge kit installs in seconds. It
is rear mounted in place of the grass bag. It disperses
clippings while trimming on both sides (Fig. 38).
4. Slowly rotate the engine several times, using the
starter rope, to distribute the oil.
5. Install the spark plug but do not connect the wire to
the spark plug.
General Information
1. Clean the mower housing. Refer to the Cleaning the
Underside of the Mower Housing on page 14.
2. Clean any dirt and chaff from the cylinder, the cylinder
head fins, and the blower housing.
1
3. Remove grass clippings, dirt, and grime from the
external parts of the engine, the shrouding, and the top
of the mower housing.
Figure 38
1. Side discharge chute
4. Clean BBC shield; refer to Cleaning Blade Brake
Clutch Shield on page 17.
5. Check the condition of the blade. Refer to the
Maintaining the Cutting Blade on page 16.
6. Service the air filter; refer to Servicing the Air Filter
on page 15.
7. Tighten all nuts, bolts, and screws.
8. Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces with
paint available from an Authorized Service Dealer.
Removing From Storage
1. Check and tighten all fasteners.
2. Remove the spark plug and spin the engine rapidly
using the starter to blow excess oil from the cylinder.
3. Clean the spark plug or replace it if it is cracked,
broken, or if the electrodes are worn.
4. Install the spark plug and torque it to 17 ft-lb
(23 Nm).
5. Perform the recommended maintenance procedures.
Refer to Maintenance on page 13.
6. Fill the fuel tank with fresh, clean gasoline.
7. Check the engine oil level.
8. Connect the wire to the spark plug.
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2047
Troubleshooting
Exmark designed and built your lawn mower for trouble-free operation. Check the following components and items
carefully, and refer to Maintenance on page 13 for more information. If a problem continues, contact an Authorized
Service Dealer.
Problem
Engine does not start
Engine starts hard or loses power
Engine runs rough
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
1. The fuel tank is empty or the
fuel system contains stale fuel.
1. Drain and/or fill the fuel tank
with fresh gasoline. If the
problem persists, contact an
Authorized Service Dealer.
2. The throttle control is not in the
Choke position.
2. Move the throttle control to the
Choke position.
3. The wire is not connected to
the spark plug.
3. Connect the wire to the spark
plug.
4. The spark plug is pitted, fouled,
or the gap is incorrect.
4. Check the spark plug and
adjust the gap if necessary.
Replace the spark plug if it is
pitted, fouled, or cracked.
1. The fuel tank contains stale
fuel.
1. Drain and fill the fuel tank with
fresh gasoline.
2. The fuel cap vent hole is
plugged.
2. Clean the fuel cap vent hole or
replace the fuel cap.
3. The air filter element is dirty
and is restricting the air flow.
3. Clean the air filter pre-cleaner
and/or replace the paper air
filter.
4. The underside of the lawn
mower deck contains clippings
and debris.
4. Clean the underside of the lawn
mower deck.
5. The spark plug is pitted, fouled,
or the gap is incorrect.
5. Check the spark plug and
adjust the gap if necessary.
Replace the spark plug if it is
pitted, fouled, or cracked.
6. The engine oil level is low or
the oil is dirty.
6. Check the engine oil. Change
the oil if it is dirty or add oil if it
is low.
1. The wire is not connected to
the spark plug.
1. Connect the wire to the spark
plug.
2. The spark plug is pitted, fouled,
or the gap is incorrect.
2. Check the spark plug and
adjust the gap if necessary.
Replace the spark plug if it is
pitted, fouled, or cracked.
3. The throttle control is not in the
Fast position.
3. Move the throttle control to the
Fast position.
4. The air filter element is dirty
and is restricting the air flow.
4. Clean the air filter pre-cleaner
and/or replace the paper air
filter.
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Problem
Lawn mower or engine vibrates
excessively
Uneven cutting pattern
Discharge chute plugs
Lawn mower does not self-propel
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
1. The blade is bent or is out of
balance.
1. Balance the blade. If the blade
is bent, replace it.
2. The blade nuts are loose.
2. Tighten the blade nuts.
3. The underside of the lawn
mower deck contains clippings
and debris.
3. Clean the underside of the lawn
mower deck.
4. The engine mounting bolts are
loose.
4. Tighten the engine mounting
bolts.
1. All four wheels are not at the
same height.
1. Place all four wheels at the
same height.
2. The blade is dull.
2. Sharpen and balance the
blade.
3. You are mowing in the same
pattern repeatedly.
3. Change the mowing pattern.
4. The underside of the lawn
mower deck contains clippings
and debris.
4. Clean the underside of the lawn
mower deck.
1. The throttle control is not in the
Fast position.
1. Move the throttle control to the
Fast position.
2. The cutting height is too low.
2. Raise the cutting height.
3. You are mowing too fast.
3. Slow down.
4. The grass is wet.
4. Allow the grass to dry before
mowing.
5. The underside of the lawn
mower deck contains clippings
and debris.
5. Clean the underside of the lawn
mower deck.
1. The self-propel drive cable is
out of adjustment or is
damaged.
1. Adjust the self-propel drive
cable. Replace the cable if
necessary.
2. There is debris under the belt
cover.
2. Clean the debris from under
the belt cover.
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Limited Warranty
Exmark Commercial Turf Equipment
Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc. and its affiliate, Exmark Warranty Company,
pursuant to an agreement between them, jointly warrant pursuant
to the terms and conditions herein, that we will repair, replace or
adjust any parts manufactured by Exmark and found by Exmark (in
the exercise of its reasonable discretion) to be defective in factory
material or workmanship.
This warranty is limited to one year from the date of original retail
purchase (90 days for rental use) for any Exmark mower that is
used for commercial or any other income producing purpose. The
blade spindle assemblies will be warranted for three years, one
year parts and labor with an additional two years parts only, from
date of original retail purchase against defects in materials or
workmanship. The hydrostatic traction drive system will be
warranted for two full years from date of original retail purchase
against defects in materials or workmanship—excluding hoses.
We will extend the Peerless 5-speed transmission manufacturer’s
warranty from 90 days to one year. Belts and tires are warranted for
90 days against defects in materials or workmanship.
The engine warranty is covered by its respective engine manufacturer. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s warranty statement that is included in the literature packet. We are not authorized
to handle warranty adjustments on engines. Engine warranties
should be referred to the nearest authorized service outlet of the
engine manufacturer.
This warranty extends only to the original retail purchaser of the
equipment. The warranty may not be assigned or transferred
without the prior express written consent of Exmark and Exmark
Warranty Company. The warranty commences upon the date of
original retail purchase.
The Exmark turf equipment, including any defective part, must be
returned to an authorized Exmark service dealer within the
warranty period. The warranty shall cover the cost to repair or
replace (as determined by us) the defective part, including labor.
The expense of delivering the mower to the dealer for warranty
work and the expense of returning it back to the owner after repair
or replacement will be paid for by the owner. Our responsibility in
respect to claims is limited to making the required repairs or
replacements. No claim of breach of warranty shall arise from
cancellation or rescission of the contract of sale of any Exmark
mower. Proof of purchase may be required by the dealer to
substantiate any warranty claim. All warranty work must be
performed by an authorized Exmark service dealer.
This warranty extends only to turf equipment operated under
normal conditions and properly serviced and maintained. The
warranty expressly does not cover (1) any defects, damage or
deterioration due to normal use, wear and tear, or exposure; (2)
normal maintenance services, such as oil change, cleaning,
lubrication, or adjustment; (3) replacement of service items, such
as oil, lubricants, spark plugs, belts, rubber hoses, or other items
subject to normal service replacement; (4) damage or defects
arising out of or relating to misuse, neglect, alteration, negligence,
or accident; (5) repair or replacement arising from operation of or
use of the turf equipment which is not in accordance with operating
instructions as specified in the operator’s manual or other
operational instructions provided by Exmark or Exmark Warranty
Company; (6) repair or replacement arising as a result of any
operation from turf equipment that has been altered or modified so
as to, in determination of Exmark, adversely affect the operation,
performance or durability of the equipment or that has altered,
modified or affected the turf equipment so as to change the
intended use of the product; (7) repair or replacement necessitated
by use of parts, accessories or supplies, including gasoline, oil, or
lubricants, incompatible with the turf equipment or other than as
recommended in the operator’s manual or other operational
instructions provided by Exmark; (8) repairs or replacements
resulting from parts or accessories which have adversely affected
the operation, performance, or durability of the turf equipment; or
(9) damage or defects due to or arising out of repair of turf
equipment by person or persons other than an authorized Exmark
service dealer or the installation of parts other than genuine
Exmark or Exmark recommended parts.
As a condition to this warranty, customer shall have read the
operator’s manual and shall have returned to Exmark Warranty
Company, within the prescribed time, the enclosed warranty
registration card.
The sole liability of Exmark and Exmark Warranty Company, with
respect to this warranty, shall be repair and replacement as set
forth herein. Neither Exmark nor Exmark Warranty Company shall
have liability for any other cost, loss, or damage, including, but not
limited to, any incidental or consequential loss or damage. In
particular, Exmark shall have no liability or responsibility for (1)
expenses relating to gasoline, oil, or lubricants; (2) loss, cost, or
expense relating to transportation or delivery of turf equipment
from the location of owner or location where used by owner to or
from any authorized Exmark service dealer; (3) travel time,
overtime, after hours time, or other extraordinary repair charges of
charge relating to repairs or replacements outside of normal
business hours at the place of business of the authorized Exmark
service dealer; (4) rental of like or similar replacement equipment
during the period of any warranty, repair, or replacement work; (5)
any telephone or telegram charges or travel charges; (6) loss or
damage to person or property other than that covered by the terms
of this warranty; (7) any claims for lost revenue, lost profit, or
additional cost as a result of a claim of breach of warranty; or (8)
attorney’s fees.
There are no representations or warranties to the buyer of the turf
equipment other than as set forth in this warranty. Any and all
statements or representations made by any seller of this equipment, including those set forth in any sales literature or made orally
by any sales representative, are superseded by the terms of this
warranty. Any affirmation of fact or promise made by Exmark,
Exmark Warranty Company, or any of their representatives, to the
buyer, which relates to the goods that are the subject of this
warranty, shall not be deemed to create any express warranty that
such goods shall conform to the affirmation or promise.
THERE ARE NO OTHER UNDERSTANDINGS, AGREEMENTS,
REPRESENTATIONS, OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY REGARDING
THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE), NOT SPECIFIED HEREIN, RESPECTING THE
EQUIPMENT WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF THIS WARRANTY.
This warranty applies to all Exmark turf equipment sold in the
United States and Canada and intended to be used for commercial
purposes.
Rev. 11/05/1999
SERVICE RECORD
Date
Description Work Done
Service Done By
SERVICE RECORD
Date
Description Work Done
Service Done By
SEE EXMARK’S COMPLETE
LINE OF PRODUCTS FOR TURF CARE
LAZER Z
LAZER Z HP
TURF RANGER
TURF TRACER
TURF TRACER HP
VIKING HYDRO
METRO
METRO HP
ULTRA VAC
GRASS CATCHER
SELF STEERING SULKY
MICRO-MULCH
ACCESSORY
Warning
The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects, or
other reproductive harm.
2001
EXMARK MFG. CO. INC.
INDUSTRIAL PARK BOX 808
BEATRICE, NE 68310
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
FORM NO. 3325-147
(402) 223-6300
FAX (402) 223-5489
PRINTED IN U. S. A.

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