MODEL NO. CO185H42STC 18.5 HP 42 INCH LAWN TRACTOR
www.ersatzteil-service.de MODEL NO. CO185H42STC 18.5 HP 42 INCH LAWN TRACTOR • Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Service and Adjustments • Storage • Troubleshooting • Repair Parts For Parts and Service, contact our authorized distributor: call 1-800-849-1297 For Technical Assistance: call 1-800-829-5886 193282 Rev. 1 8.11.04 MH PRINTED IN U.S.A. Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de TABLE OF CONTENTS Warranty ................................................ 2 Safety Rules .......................................... 3 Product Specifications ........................... 6 Assembly/Pre-Operation ....................... 8 Operation............................................. 11 Maintenance Schedule ........................ 17 Maintenance ........................................ 17 Service and Adjustments..................... 20 Storage ................................................ 25 Troubleshooting ................................... 26 Repair Parts......................................... 30 WARRANTY 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 WARRANTIES 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 MagnusonMoss Act of 1975. 2 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de SAFETY RULES 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. • 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 build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine . Allow machine to cool before storage. WARNING: In order to prevent accidental 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. 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. II. SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to lossof-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. 3 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de SAFETY RULES • 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. • 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. • 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 build-up. 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. 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. 4 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de SAFETY RULES • 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. • 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. 5 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Gasoline Capacity and Type: Oil Type (API-SG-SL): Oil Capacity: • 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. 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. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest authorized service center/department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual). 4.0 Unleaded Regular SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30(below 32°F) W/Filter: 3.5 Pints W/O Filter: 3.0 Pints Champion RC12YC Spark Plug: (Gap: .030") Ground Speed (MPH): Forward: 5.5 Reverse: 2.4 Tire Pressure: Front: 14 PSI Rear: 10 PSI Charging 9 Amps @ 3600 RPM System: Battery: Amp/Hr: 28 Min. CCA: 230 Case Size: U1R Blade Bolt Torque: 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, welltrained 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”. 6 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de UNASSEMBLED PARTS Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Insert (1) Large Flat Washer Steering Sleeve Extension (1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4 Steering Wheel Adapter Steering Sleeve (1) Hex nut 1/2-20 Seat (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (1) Knob Slope Sheet (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Keys (2) Keys 7 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de ASSEMBLY/PRE-OPERATION Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the 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. Review the video cassette before you begin. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY Steering Wheel Insert A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below. (1) 3/4" wrench (1) Pliers (2) 7/16" wrench (1) Utility knife (1) Tire pressure gauge When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel). Lock Nut Large Flat Washer Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Extention TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON Steering Wheel Adaptor Tabs Steering Shaft UNPACK CARTON 1. Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton. 2. Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat. 3. Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove. Steering Sleeve 43 021 CHECK BATTERY 1. Lift hood to raised position. NOTE: 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). BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL 1. Remove locknut and large flat washer from steering shaft. 2. Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward. 3. Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft. 4. Align tabs and press steering sleeve extension into bottom of steering wheel. 5. Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide onto steering wheel adapter. 6. Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with locknut and large flat washer previously removed. Tighten securely. 7. Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel. 8. 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. Label 02 17 3 INSTALL SEAT Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. 1. Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. 8 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de 2. Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. 3. Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan. 4. Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor. 5. Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten. 6. Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat. 7. Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down. 8. Get off seat without moving its adjusted position. 9. Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely. TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section 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. 1. Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed. 2. Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in Operation section of this manual). 4. Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake. 5. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 6. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 7. Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position. 8. Release parking brake. 9. Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid. 10. Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position. 11. Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow. Seat Seat Pan Shoulder Bolt 6 6 24 Flat Washer INSTALL MULCHER PLATE (If previously removed) 02464 Adjustment Knob 1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. 2. Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown. 3. Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck. 4. Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck. CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower. NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid. TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) 1. Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal. 3. Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged position" (See “TO TRANSPORT” in the Operation section of this manual). 4. Roll tractor forward off skid. 5. Remove banding holding the deflector shield up against tractor. 4 0211 Deflector Shield Mulcher Plate Latch Hooks 9 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING 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. Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place. Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory. NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulching blades are designed for discharging and bagging also. ✓CHECKLIST Before you operate your new tractor, 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. ✓ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in “transmission engaged” position (see “TO TRANSPORT” in the Operation section of this manual). 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. ✓ It is important to purge the transmission before operating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper starting and transmission purging instructions (See “TO START ENGINE” and “PURGE TRANSMISSION” in the Operation section of this manual). REPOSITION RIGHT REAR GAUGE WHEEL For shipping purposes, the right rear gauge wheel assembly is mounted upside down on the mower. Remove the gauge wheel assembly and reinstall from the bottom as shown. To adjust gauge wheels, see the Operation section in this manual. 01 97 7 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 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 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. 10 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION P ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP LIGHT FUEL ENGINE ON OIL PRESSURE ENGINE START BATTERY PARKING BRAKE REVERSE FORWARD PARKING BRAKE LOCKED MOWER HEIGHT PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT 15 ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER, KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY 15 SLOPE HAZARDS KEEP AREA CLEAR (SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION) 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. FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided, might result in minor or moderate injury. 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. 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. 11 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de 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. Light Switch Position Hour meter Ignition Switch Attachment Clutch Switch Ammeter Throttle/Choke Control Lift Lever Plunger Clutch/Brake Pedal Attachment Lift Lever Free Wheel Control Motion Control Lever Parking Brake Lever 02784 Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used to engage the mower blades or other attachments mounted to your tractor. ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor. CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and braking the tractor and starting the engine. FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off. MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and direction of the tractor. IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine. LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift lever when changing its position. LIGHT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the headlights on and off. PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks clutch/ brake pedal into the brake position. THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and controlling engine speed. AMMETER - Indicates charging (+) or discharging (-) of battery. HOURMETER - Indicates hours of operation. 12 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. 00155 www.ersatzteil-service.de 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 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. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold. 2. Pull parking brake lever up and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should remain in brake position. Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure. Push in to “Disengage” Throttle/ Choke Control Clutch/ Brake Pedal Attachment Clutch Switch Pull out to “Engage" 02749 Ignition Key Motion “Brake” “Disengaged” Parking Brake Control Position Position “Engaged” Lever Position STOPPING MOWER BLADES • To stop mower blades, push attachment clutch switch in to disengaged position. GROUND DRIVE • To stop ground drive, depress clutch/ brake pedal all the way down. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. ENGINE • Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position. NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine to “backfire”. • Turn ignition key to “STOP” position and remove key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use. 13 • Never use choke to stop engine. IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and go dead. 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 USE THROTTLE CONTROL 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 MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever. 1. Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 2. Release parking brake. 3. Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT The position of the attachment lift lever determines the cutting height. • Grasp lift lever. • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired position. 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. Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de • 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. Attachment Clutch Lever “Engaged” Position TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS 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: Be sure tractor is on a flat level surface. 1. Lower mower and adjust mower to desired cutting height(See “TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT” in this section of manual). 2. Remove retainer spring and clevis pin which secure each gauge wheel bar. 3. Lower gauge wheels to ground. Raise gauge wheels slightly to align holes in bracket and gauge wheel bar and insert clevis pin. Gauge wheels should be slightly off the ground. 4. Replace retainer spring into clevis pin. 5. Be sure all gauge wheels are in the same setting. IMPORTANT: Be sure to readjust gauge wheels if you change the cutting height of the mower deck. Low Position “Disengaged” Position Deflector Shield 02 66 1 TO OPERATE ON HILLS WARNING: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15° and do not drive across any slope. Use the slope guide provided at the back of this manual. • 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 motion control lever to neutral (N) position. IMPORTANT: The motion control lever does not return to neutral (N) position when the clutch/brake pedal is depressed. • To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and clutch/brake pedal. • Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting. • Make all turns slowly. Retainer spring 01 97 7 Clevis Pin TO OPERATE MOWER 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. You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills. 1. Select desired height of cut. 2. 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. Attachemnt Lift Lever High Position TO TRANSPORT When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling position. Freewheel control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor. 1. Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment lift control. 2. Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and release so it is held in the disengaged position. • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To re-engage transmission, reverse above procedure. 14 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de 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 02219 avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 Transmission Disengaged days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start NOTE: To protect hood from damage when the engine and let it run until the fuel lines transporting your tractor on a truck or a and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel trailer, be sure hood is closed and secured next season. See Storage Instructions for to tractor. Use an appropriate means of additional information. Never use engine tying hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.). or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur. TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHTO START ENGINE MENTS When starting the engine for the first time Tow only the attachments that are recomor if the engine has run out of fuel, it will mended by and comply with specifications take extra cranking time to move fuel from of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use the tank to the engine. common sense when towing. Too heavy 1. Be sure freewheel control is in the of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. transmission engaged position. Tires can lose traction with the ground and 2. Sit on seat in operating position, cause you to lose control of your tractor. depress clutch/brake pedal and set BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE parking brake. 3. Place motion control lever in neutral CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL (N) position. The engine in your tractor has been 4. Move attachment clutch to disengaged shipped, from the factory, already filled position. with summer weight oil. 5. Move throttle control to choke position. 1. Check engine oil with tractor on level NOTE: Before starting, read the warm ground. and cold starting procedures below. 2. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe 6. Insert key into ignition and turn key clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw clockwise to start position and release cap tight, wait for a few seconds, rekey as soon as engine starts. Do not run move and read oil level. If necessary, starter continuously for more than fifteen add oil until “FULL” mark on dipstick is seconds per minute. If the engine does reached. Do not overfill. not start after several attempts, move • For cold weather operation you should throttle control to fast position, wait a few change oil for easier starting (See “OIL minutes and try again. If engine still does VISCOSITY CHART” in the Maintenot start, move the throttle control back to nance section of this manual). the choke position and retry. • To change engine oil, see the MainteWARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and nance section in this manual. above) ADD GASOLINE 7. When engine starts, move the throttle control to the fast position. • Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do • The attachments and ground drive can not overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular now be used. If the engine does not unleaded gasoline with a minimum of accept the load, restart the engine and 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will allow it to warm up for one minute using increase carbon and lead oxide deposits the choke as described above. and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quanCOLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50° F and tities that can be used within 30 days to below) assure fuel freshness. 7. When engine starts, leave throttle CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or control in choke position until engine fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline warms up and begins to run roughly. near an open flame. Transmission Engaged 15 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de • Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to dry before mowing. • Always operate engine at full throttle when mowing to assure better mowing performance and proper discharge AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP of material. Regulate ground speed by Before driving the unit in cold weather, selecting a low enough gear to give the the transmission should be warmed up as mower cutting performance as well as follows: the quality of cut desired. 1. Be sure the tractor is on level ground. • When operating attachments, select a 2. Place the motion control lever in ground speed that will suit the terrain neutral. Release the parking brake and give best performance of the atand let the clutch/brake slowly return tachment being used. to operating position. 3. Allow one minute for transmission to MULCHING MOWING TIPS warm up. This can be done during IMPORTANT: For best performance, keep the engine warm up period. mower housing free of built-up grass and • The attachments can also be used durtrash. Clean after each use. ing the engine warm-up period after the • The special mulching blade will recut transmission has been warmed up. the grass clippings many times and NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 reduce them in size so that as they fall feet) or in cold temperatures (below 32 F) onto the lawn they will disperse into the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be the grass and not be noticed. Also, the adjusted for best engine performance (see mulched grass will biodegrade quickly “TO ADJUST CARBURETOR” in the Service to provide nutrients for the lawn. Always and Adjustments section of this manual). mulch with your highest engine (blade) speed as this will provide the best recutMOWING TIPS ting action of the blades. • Mower should be properly leveled for best • Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet. mowing performance. See “TO LEVEL Wet grass tends to form clumps and MOWER HOUSING” in the Service and interferes with the mulching action. The Adjustments section of this manual. best time to mow your lawn is the early • The left hand side of mower should be afternoon. At this time the grass has used for trimming. dried, yet the newly cut area will not be • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto exposed to direct sunlight. the area that has already been cut. Have • For best results, adjust the mower cutting the cut area to the right of the tractor. This height so that the mower cuts off only the will result in a more even distribution of top one-third of the grass blades. For exclippings and more uniform cutting. tremely heavy grass, reduce your width • When mowing large areas, start by of cut on each pass and mow slowly. turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, MAX 1/3 mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished. Once rough running begins, immediately move the throttle control to the fast position. Engine warm-up may take from several seconds to several minutes (the colder the temperature, the longer the warm-up). mulcher_9 • 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 (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. 00272 • 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. 16 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE S E GE S RS RS US UR N RA UR OU HOU HO ASO TO O H 0 S 8H SE RE 25 10 50 Y Y Y Y Y RE ER VER VER VER VER EFO FO V E B SERVICE E E E E E B H C EA DATES Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure T R A C T 0 R Check Operator Presence and Interlock Systems Check for Loose Fasteners 5 Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades 3 Lubrication Chart Check Battery Level 4 Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Cooling Check V-Belts Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil (with oil filter) 1,2 Clean Air Filter 2 Clean Air Screen 2 Inspect Muffler/Spark Arrester Replace Oil Filter (If equipped) 1, 2 Clean Engine Cooling Fins maint_sch-tractore.new1 E N G I N E 1,2 Change Engine Oil (without oil filter) 2 Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 2 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. 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. LUBRICATION CHART 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. At least once a season, check to see if you should make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. • At least 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. ➀ Spindle ➀ Spindle Zerk Zerk ➀ Front ➀ Front Wheel Bearing zerk Wheel Bearing zerk ➁ Engine 01964 ➀General Purpose Grease ➁Refer 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 that will shorten the life of the self-lubricating bearings. If you feel they must be lubricated, use only a dry, powdered graphite type lubricant sparingly. BEFORE EACH USE 1. 2. 3. 4. Check engine oil level. Check brake operation. Check tire pressure. Check operator presence and interlock systems for proper operation. 5. Check for loose fasteners. 17 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de IMPORTANT: Blade bolt is heat treated. If bolt needs replacing, replace only with Always observe safety rules when perapprove bolt shown in the Repair Parts. forming any maintenance. Trailing Edge Up BRAKE OPERATION Mandrel Flat If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to Assembly Blade Washer stop at highest speed in highest gear on a Lock level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and adjusted. (See Washer Star Blade “TO ADJUST BRAKE” in the Service and Bolt Center Hole Adjustments section of this manual). TIRES TO SHARPEN BLADE • Maintain proper air pressure in all tires NOTE: We do not recommend sharp(See “PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” ening blade - but if you do, be sure the section of this manual). blade is balanced. • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect Care should be taken to keep the blade control chemicals which can harm rubber. balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp excessive vibration and eventual damage objects and other hazards that may to mower and engine. cause tire damage. • The blade can be sharpened with a file NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent or on a grinding wheel. Do not attempt flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant to sharpen while on the mower. may be purchased from your local parts • To check blade balance, you will need a dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry 5/8" diameter steel bolt, pin, or a cone balrot and corrosion. ancer. (When using a cone balancer, follow OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM the instructions supplied with balancer.) Be sure operator presence and interlock NOTE: Do not use a nail for balancing systems are working properly. If your tracblade. The lobes of the center hole may tor does not function as described, repair appear to be centered, but are not. the problem immediately. • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion • The engine should not start unless of the steel bolt or pin and hold the the brake pedal is fully depressed and bolt or pin parallel with the ground. If attachement clutch control is in the blade is balanced, it should remain in a disengaged position. horizontal po si tion. If either end of the • When the engine is running, any atblade moves downward, sharpen the tempt by the operator to leave the seat heavy end until the blade is balanced. without first setting the parking brake Center should shut off the engine. Hole • When the engine is running and the 5/8" Bolt attachment clutch is engaged, any atBlade or Pin tempt 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. BATTERY BLADE CARE Your tractor has a battery charging system For best results mower blades must be kept which is sufficient for normal use. Howsharp. Replace bent or damaged blades. ever, periodic charging of the battery with BLADE REMOVAL an automotive charger will extend its life. 1. Raise mower to highest position to al• Keep battery and terminals clean. low access to blades. • Keep battery bolts tight. 2. Remove blade bolt, lock washer and • Keep small vent holes open. flat washer securing blade. • Recharge at 6-10 amperes for 1 hour. 3. Install new or resharpened blade with NOTE: The original equipment battery on trailing edge up towards deck as shown. your tractor is maintenance free. Do not IMPORTANT: To ensure proper assembly, attempt to open or remove caps or covers. center hole in blade must align with star Adding or checking level of electrolyte is on mandrel assembly. not necessary. 4. Reassemble blade bolt, lock washer TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS and flat washer in exact order as Corrosion and dirt on the battery and termishown. nals can cause the battery to “leak” power. 5. Tighten blade bolt securely (27-35 Ft. 1. Remove terminal guard. Lbs. torque). 18 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. TRACTOR 01 4 21 01 20 2 www.ersatzteil-service.de 2. Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and remove battery from tractor. 3. Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. 4. Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. 5. Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. 6. Reinstall battery (See “REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this manual). TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build-up of dirt and chaff which can restrict cooling. Closed and Locked Position Yellow Cap ENGINE LUBRICATION Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG-SL. Select the oil’s SAE viscosity grade according to your expected operating temperature. SAE VISCOSITY GRADES SAE 30 5W-30 C -20 -30 0 -20 30 -10 32 0 40 100 80 60 10 20 30 40 TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE oil_visc_chart1_e NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather, they 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 Determine temperature range expected before oil change. All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL. • Be sure tractor is on level surface. • Oil will drain more freely when warm. • Catch oil in a suitable container. 1. Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt to enter the engine when changing oil. 2. Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install the drain tube onto the fitting. 3 46 02 Drain Tube 3. Unlock drain valve by pushing inward slightly and turning counterclockwise. 4. To open, pull out on the drain valve. 5. 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. 6. Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto the end of the drain valve. 7. Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube. Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate capacity see “PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual. 8. Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level. For accurate reading, tighten dipstick cap securely onto the tube before removing dipstick. Keep oil at “FULL” line on dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when finished. 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. AIR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. See Engine Manual. 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. 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. 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. F Oil Drain Valve 19 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de 4. Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline. MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. SPARK PLUG(S) Replace spark plug(s) 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. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required. 1. With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sections. 2. Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor. 3. Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are properly positioned. Clamp Clamp Fuel Filter 00667 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 or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and transmission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash from tractor and mower. SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. 2. Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. 3. Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. 4. Turn ignition key to “STOP” and remove key. 5. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. 6. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug. 3. Roll belt off electric clutch pulley. 4. Disconnect anti-sway bar from chassis bracket by removing retainer spring. 5. Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets by removing retainer springs. TRACTOR TO REMOVE MOWER Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of tractor. 1. Place attachment clutch switch in “DISENGAGED” position. 2. Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to its lowest position. Suspension Arms Electric Clutch Pulley Front Link Retainer Spring Retainer Springs (Both Sides) Anti-Sway Bar Deflector Shield Retainer Spring 20 01 69 8 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT 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. • 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 TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING nut “E” on both front links an equal numAdjust the mower while tractor is parked ber of turns. The two front links must on level ground or driveway. Make sure remain equal in length. tires are properly inflated (See “PROD• When distance “D” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower UCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this at front than rear, tighten nut “F” against manual). If tires are over or underinflated, trun nion on both front links. you will not properly adjust your mower. • Recheck side-to-side adjustment. SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT Mandrel • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of “D” “D” mower to ground. Distance “A” on both Both Front Links Should be Equal in Length 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 Nut “E” link adjustment nut on that side. Nut “F” NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut Trunnion will change mower height about 1/8". • Recheck measurements after adjusting. 6. Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs. 7. 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 tractor, remove the front links. TO INSTALL MOWER 1. Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. 2. Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right side of tractor. 3. Lower lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Connect front links to mower deck and secure with retainer springs. 5. Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and secure with retainer springs. 6. Connect anti-sway bar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer spring. 7. Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove. 01268 01267 Bottom edge of mower to ground A 01156 Bottom edge of mower to ground 00598 Ground Line Front Links A Suspension Arm 01553 Lift Link Adjustment Nut 21 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de 3. If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn nut “A” until distance becomes 1-9/16". Retighten jam nut against nut “A”. 4. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in “transmission BELT REMOVAL engaged” position. 1. Remove mower from tractor (See “TO 5. Road test tractor for proper stopping REMOVE MOWER” in this section of distance as stated above. Readjust manual). if necessary. If stopping distance is 2. Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and still greater than five (5) feet in highest idler pulleys. gear, further maintenance is neces3. Pull belt away from mower. sary. Replace brake pads or contact a Sears or other qualified service center. BELT INSTALLATION 1. Work belt around both mandrel pulleys With parking brake “Engaged” and idler pulleys Nut “A” 1-9/16” 2. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides. Jam Nut 3. Install mower (See “To Install Mower” in this section of this manual). TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. Mandrel Pulley Idler Pulleys Operating Arm 01513 Do not touch this nut. If further brake adjustment is necessary contact a Sears or other qualified service center. TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest. Mandrel Pulley TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE 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. BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower (See “TO REMOVE MOWER” in this section of manual). NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all belt guides and keepers. 2. Disconnect clutch wire harness. 3. Remove clutch locator. 4. Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Remove belt downward from engine pulley and around electric clutch. 6. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully remove belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over cooling fan blades. 7. Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt away from tractor. TO CHECK BRAKE 1. Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. 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. BELT INSTALLATION 1. Carefully work new belt down around transmission cooling fan and onto the input pulley. 2. Slide belt into the center span keeper. 3. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll belt around electric clutch and onto engine pulley. TO ADJUST BRAKE 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and engage parking brake. 2. Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut “A” on brake rod. 22 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de Motion Control Lever 4. Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler. 5. Reinstall clutch locator and tighten nut securely. 6. Reconnect clutch harness. 7. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. 8. Install mower (See “TO INSTALL MOWER” in this section of manual). Electric Clutch 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 with crossbars horizontal. Tighten securely. 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 toe-in or camber, contact your nearest authorized service center/department. TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS 1. Block up axle securely. 2. Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow wheel removal (rear wheels have a square key - Do not lose). 3. Repair tire and reassemble. NOTE: On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle. Insert square key. 4. Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in axle groove. 5. 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. Clutch Locator Clutching Idler Stationary Idler Center Span Keeper Clutch Wire Harness Transmission Input Pulley Neutral Lock Adjustment Bolt Gate 02239 01511 TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. 1. Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten. 2. Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor does not move forward or backward. 3. Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine off. 4. While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the adjustment bolt. 5. Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate) position. 6. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to adjustment bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position. After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral position, follow these steps: 1. Loosen the adjustment bolt. 2. Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the direction it is trying to creep. 3. Tighten adjustment bolt securely. 4. Start engine and test. 5. If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied. Retaining Ring Washers Axle Cover Square Key (Rear Wheel Only) 0066 3 TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY 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. (See "BATTERY" in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual). If “jumper cables” are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure: 23 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB 1. Raise hood. 2. Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. 3. Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. 4. 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. 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 1. Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis. 2. Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. 3. Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER 1. BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery. 2. RED cable last from both batteries. TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY 1. Raise hood. 2. Unsnap headlight wire connector. 3. Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. 4. When replacing hood, be sure to reconnect the headlight wire connector. 02614 Weak or Dead Battery Fully Charged Battery REPLACING BATTERY WARNING: 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. 1. Lift hood to raised position. 2. Remove terminal guard. 3. Disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor. 4. Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery. 5. Reinstall terminal guard. 6. First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely. 7. Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten securely 8. Close terminal access doors. 9. Close hood. Terminal Access Door Terminal Guard Keps Nut 02 17 9 Hood Headlight Wire Connector 02141 ENGINE TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE 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, see engine manual TO ADJUST CARBURETOR Hex Bolt The carburetor has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. However, minor adjustment may be required to compensate for differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load. If the carburetor does need adjustment, see engine manual. Positive (Red) Cable Negative (Black) Cable 24 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de 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. 1. Clean entire tractor (See “CLEANING” in the Maintenance section of this manual). 2. Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt replacement instructions in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual). 3. Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this manual. 4. Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage, breakage and wear. Replace if necessary. 5. 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 25 hose, or tank during storage. Also, 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. • Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and letting 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 empty 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) 1. Remove spark plug(s). 2. Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s) into cylinder(s). 3. Turn ignition key to start position for a few seconds to distribute oil. 4. 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. Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 1. Out of fuel. 2. Engine not “CHOKED” properly. 3. Engine flooded. 1. Fill fuel tank. 2. See “TO START ENGINE” in Operation section. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Bad spark plug. 4. Replace spark plug. 5. Dirty air filter. 5. Clean/replace air filter. 6. Dirty fuel filter. 6. Replace fuel filter. 7 Water in fuel. 7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gas oline and replace fuel filter. 8. Loose or damaged wiring. 8. Check all wiring. 9. Carburetor out of adjustment. 9. See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service and Adjustments section. 10. Engine valves out of 10. Contact a qualified service adjustment. center/department. Hard to start 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Engine will not turn over 1. Clutch/brake pedal not depressed. 2. Attachment clutch is engaged. 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. Dirty air filter. Bad spark plug. Weak or dead battery. Dirty fuel filter. Stale or dirty fuel. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Clean/replace air filter. Replace spark plug. Recharge or replace battery. Replace fuel filter. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 6. Loose or damaged wiring. 6. Check all wiring. 7. Carburetor out of adjustment. 7. See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service and Adjustments section. 8. Engine valves out of 8. Contact a qualified adjustment. service center/department. 1. Depress clutch/brake pedal. 9. Faulty operator presence switch(es). 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 a qualified service center/department. Engine clicks but will not start 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. Loss of power 1. Cutting too much grass/too 1. Raise cutting height/reduce fast. speed. 2. Throttle in “CHOKE” position. 2. Adjust throttle control. Weak or dead battery. Corroded battery terminals. Loose or damaged wiring. Faulty solenoid or starter. 26 Recharge or replace battery. Clean battery terminals. Check all wiring. Check/replace solenoid or starter. Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM Loss of power (continued) CAUSE 3. Build-up of grass, leaves and trash under mower. 4. Dirty air filter. 5. Low oil level/dirty oil. 6. Faulty spark plug. CORRECTION 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. Dirty fuel filter. 7. Replace fuel filter. 8. Stale or dirty fuel. 8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 9. Water in fuel. 9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter. 10. Spark plug wire loose. 10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire. 11. Dirty engine air screen/fins. 11. Clean engine air screen/fins. 12. Dirty/clogged muffler. 12. Clean/replace muffler. 13. Loose or damaged wiring. 13. Check all wiring. 14. Carburetor out of adjustment. 14. See “To Adjust Carburetor” in Service and Adjustments section. 15. Engine valves out of 15. Contact a qualified service adjustment. center/department. Excessive vibration 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. Bent blade mandrel. 3. Loose/damaged part(s). Engine continues 1. Faulty operator-safety to run when operpresence control system. ator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. 2. Contact a qualified service center/department. 3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts. 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not contact a qualified service center/department. Poor cut - uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt. Mower deck not level. 2. Level mower deck. Buildup of grass, leaves, and 3. Clean underside of mower trash under mower. housing. Bent blade mandrel. 4. Contact a qualified service center/department. Clogged mower deck vent 5. Clean around mandrels to holes from buildup of grass, open vent holes. leaves, and trash around mandrels. Mower blades will 1. Obstruction in clutch not rotate mechanism. 2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt. 3. Frozen idler pulley. 4. Frozen blade mandrel. 27 1. Remove obstruction. 2. Replace mower drive belt. 3. Replace idler pulley. 4. Contact a qualified service center/department. Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de TROUBLESHOOTING CHART PROBLEM Poor grass discharge CAUSE CORRECTION 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. Headlight(s) not working (if so equipped) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Switch is “OFF”. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out. Faulty light switch. Loose or damaged wiring. Blown fuse. Battery will not charge 1. Bad battery cell(s). 2. Poor cable connections. 3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped). 4. Faulty alternator. 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn switch “ON”. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s). Check/replace light switch. Check wiring and connections. Replace fuse. 1. Replace battery. 2. Check/clean all connections. 3. Replace regulator. 4. Replace alternator. Engine “backfires” 1. Engine throttle control not set 1. Move throttle control when turning between half and full speed between half and full speed engine “OFF” (fast) position before stopping (fast) position before engine. stopping engine. 28 Der Ersatzteilspezialist im Internet. www.ersatzteil-service.de SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION FOL D AL ONG THIS DOT IS A TED 15 D LINE EGR EE S LOP E ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL 15 DEGREES MAX. 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. 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