Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor — LTX 1050
WARNING
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL
BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE THIS MACHINE.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
CUB CADET LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
Printed In USA
Form No. 769-04350
(November 3, 2008)
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To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Lawn Tractor manufactured by Cub
Cadet LLC. It was carefully engineered to provide excellent
performance when properly operated and maintained.
Please read this entire manual prior to operating the equipment.
It instructs you how to safely and easily set up, operate and
maintain your machine. Please be sure that you, and any other
persons who will operate the machine, carefully follow the
recommended safety practices at all times. Failure to do so could
result in personal injury or property damage.
All information in this manual is relative to the most recent
product information available at the time of printing. Review
this manual frequently to familiarize yourself with the machine,
its features and operation. Please be aware that this Operator’s
Manual may cover a range of product specifications for various
models. Characteristics and features discussed and/or illustrated
in this manual may not be applicable to all models. Cub Cadet
LLC reserves the right to change product specifications, designs
and equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine,
phone your local Cub Cadet dealer or contact us directly. Cub
Cadet’s Customer Support telephone numbers, website address
and mailing address can be found on this page. We want to
ensure your complete satisfaction at all times.
Throughout this manual, all references to right and left side of the
machine are observed from the operating position
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related
issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications,
warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with your
machine, for more information.
Table of Contents
Safe Operation Practices......................................... 3 Service..................................................................... 24
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 9 Troubleshooting..................................................... 29
Controls & Features.................................................12 Replacement Parts................................................. 30
Operation.................................................................15 Attachments & Accessories................................... 32
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................19 Warranty................................................................. 36
Record Product Information
Before setting up and operating your new equipment, please
locate the model plate on the equipment and record the
information in the provided area to the right. You can locate the
model plate by looking beneath the seat. This information will
be necessary, should you seek technical support via our web site,
Customer Support Department, or with a local authorized service
dealer.
Model Number
Serial Number
Customer Support
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of
this machine, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
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Visit us on the web at www.cubcadet.com
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Call a Customer Support Representative at (800) 965-4CUB
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Locate your nearest Cub Cadet Dealer at (877) 282-8684
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Write us at Cub Cadet LLC • P.O. Box 361131 • Cleveland, OH • 44136-0019
Important Safe Operation Practices
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WARNING! This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed,
could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow
all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply
with these instructions may result in personal injury.
When you see this symbol. HEED ITS WARNING!
California Proposition 65
WARNING! Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components
contain or emit chemicals known to 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 reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling
DANGER! This machine was built to be operated according to the safe operation practices in
this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the
operator can result in serious injury. This 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.
General Operation
1.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe place for
future and regular reference and for ordering replacement
parts.
2.
Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
quickly.
3.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and should be trained and supervised
by an adult.
4.
Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper
instruction.
5.
To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury,
keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet
from the machine while it is in operation. Stop machine if
anyone enters the area.
6.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be
used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys, and other
foreign objects which could be picked up and thrown by
the blade(s). Thrown objects can cause serious personal
injury.
7.
Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of material
toward roads, sidewalks, bystanders and the like. Also,
avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction
which may cause discharged material to ricochet back
toward the operator.
8.
Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
operation and while performing an adjustment or repair
to protect your eyes. Thrown objects which ricochet can
cause serious injury to the eyes.
9.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Loose fitting clothes and jewelry can be
caught in movable parts. Never operate this machine in
bare feet or sandals.
10.
Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge direction
and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower
without the discharge cover or entire grass catcher in its
proper place.
11.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the
cutting deck. Contact with the blade(s) can amputate
hands and feet.
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12.
A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade
contact or thrown object injuries.
13.
Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, or
roads and while not cutting grass.
14.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways. This machine is not intended for use on any
public roadway.
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-over
accidents which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes
require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you
feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this
manual to measure slopes before operating this machine on
a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater than 15 degrees as
shown on the slope gauge, do not operate this machine on that
area or serious injury could result.
15.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
16.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
17.
Never carry passengers.
Do:
18.
Disengage blade(s) before shifting into reverse. Back up
slowly. Always look down and behind before and while
backing to avoid a back-over accident.
1.
Mow up and down slopes, not across. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
2.
19.
Slow down before turning. Operate the machine smoothly.
Avoid erratic operation and excessive speed.
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
20.
Disengage blade(s), set parking brake, stop engine and wait
until the blade(s) come to a complete stop before removing
grass catcher, emptying grass, unclogging chute, removing
any grass or debris, or making any adjustments.
3.
21.
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn
off blade(s), place transmission in neutral, set parking
brake, stop engine and remove key before dismounting.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough speed setting so
that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.
Tires may lose traction on slopes even though the brakes
are functioning properly. Always keep machine in gear
when going down slopes to take advantage of engine
braking action.
4.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel
weights or counterweights to improve stability.
5.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments.
These can change the stability of the machine.
6.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do
not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Rapid
engagement or braking could cause the front of the
machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards which could
cause serious injury.
7.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blade(s) and proceed slowly straight down
the slope.
22. Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into
a trailer or truck. This machine should not be driven up or
down ramp(s), because the machine could tip over, causing
serious personal injury. The machine must be pushed
manually on ramp(s) to load or unload properly.
23.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
24.
Check overhead clearances carefully before driving under
low hanging tree branches, wires, door openings etc.,
where the operator may be struck or pulled from the
machine, which could result in serious injury.
25.
Disengage all attachment clutches, depress the brake
pedal completely and shift into neutral before attempting
to start engine.
26.
27.
Your machine is designed to cut normal residential grass of
a height no more than 10”. Do not attempt to mow through
unusually tall, dry grass (e.g., pasture) or piles of dry leaves.
Dry grass or leaves may contact the engine exhaust and/
or build up on the mower deck presenting a potential fire
hazard.
Use only accessories and attachments approved for this
machine by the machine manufacturer. Read, understand
and follow all instructions provided with the approved
accessory or attachment.
28. 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.
29.
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Slope Operation
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual, use
care and good judgment. Contact your customer service
representative for assistance.
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Do Not:
1.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
2.
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, ditch, or if an edge caves in.
3.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on
the ground.
4.
Do not use a grass catcher on steep slopes.
5.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause
sliding.
6.
Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill. Over-speeding
may cause the operator to lose control of the machine
resulting in serious injury or death.
7.
Do not tow heavy pull behind attachments (e.g. loaded
dump cart, lawn roller, etc.) on slopes greater than 5
degrees. When going down hill, the extra weight tends
to push the tractor and may cause you to loose control
(e.g. tractor may speed up, braking and steering ability are
reduced, attachment may jack-knife and cause tractor to
overturn).
Service
Children
1.
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. They do not understand
the dangers. Never assume that children will remain where
you last saw them.
a.
Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
b.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
c.
Before and while backing, look behind and down for
small children.
d.
Never carry children, even with the blade(s) shut off.
They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation.
e.
Use extreme care when approaching blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees or other objects that may
block your vision of a child who may run into the
path of the machine.
f.
2.
Safe Handling of Gasoline:
1.
To avoid back-over accidents, always disengage
the cutting blade(s) before shifting into Reverse.
If equipped, the “Reverse Caution Mode” should
not be used when children or others are around.
g.
Keep children away from hot or running engines.
They can suffer burns from a hot muffler.
h.
Remove key when machine is unattended to prevent unauthorized operation.
Never allow children under 14 years of age to operate this
machine. Children 14 and over should read and understand
the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual
and on the machine and should be trained and supervised
by an adult.
To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme
care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the vapors are explosive. Serious
personal injury can occur when gasoline is spilled on
yourself or your clothes which can ignite. Wash your skin
and change clothes immediately.
a.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
b.
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck
or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place
containers on the ground away from your vehicle
before filling.
c.
When practical, remove gas-powered equipment
from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground.
If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment on
a trailer with a portable container, rather than from a
gasoline dispenser nozzle.
d.
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel
tank or container opening at all times until fueling is
complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.
e.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
f.
Never fuel machine indoors.
g.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine
is hot or running. Allow engine to cool at least two
minutes before refueling.
h.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than ½
inch below bottom of filler neck to allow space for
fuel expansion.
i.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
j.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and
equipment. Move machine to another area. Wait 5
minutes before starting the engine.
Towing
1.
Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for
towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
k.
2.
Follow the manufacturers recommendation for weight
limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.
To reduce fire hazards, keep machine free of grass,
leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel
spillage and remove any fuel soaked debris.
l.
3.
Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment.
4.
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may cause
loss of traction and loss of control.
Never store the machine or fuel container inside
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot light
as on a water heater, space heater, furnace, clothes
dryer or other gas appliances.
5.
Always use extra caution when towing with a machine
capable of making tight turns (e.g. “zero-turn” ride-on
mower). Make wide turns to avoid jack-knifing.
General Service
6.
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
1.
7.
Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless,
and deadly gas.
2.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain the
blade(s) and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the
spark plug wire and ground against the engine to prevent
unintended starting.
m. Allow a machine to cool at least five minutes before
storing.
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Periodically check to make sure the blades come to
complete stop within approximately (5) five seconds after
operating the blade disengagement control. If the blades
do not stop within the this time frame, your machine
should be serviced professionally by an authorized MTD
Service Dealer.
Do not modify engine
4.
Check brake operation frequently as it is subjected to wear
during normal operation. Adjust and service as required.
Notice Regarding Emissions
5.
Check the blade(s) and engine mounting bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually inspect blade(s)
for damage (e.g., excessive wear, bent, cracked). Replace
the blade(s) with the original equipment manufacturer’s
(O.E.M.) blade(s) only, listed in this manual. “Use of parts
which do not meet the original equipment specifications
may lead to improper performance and compromise
safety!”
3.
6.
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves,
and use extra caution when servicing them.
7.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
8.
Never tamper with the safety interlock system or other
safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
9.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s) and ground against the engine.
Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage. Repair
the damage before starting and operating.
10.
Never attempt to make adjustments or repairs to the
machine while the engine is running.
11.
Grass catcher components and the discharge cover are
subject to wear and damage which could expose moving
parts or allow objects to be thrown. For safety protection,
frequently check components and replace immediately
with original equipment manufacturer’s (O.E.M.) parts only,
listed in this manual. “Use of parts which do not meet the
original equipment specifications may lead to improper
performance and compromise safety!”
12.
Do not change the engine governor settings or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
13.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
14.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas, oil,
etc. to protect the environment.
15.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
this product has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years,
or 270 hours of operation. At the end of the Average Useful
Life have the machine inspected annually by an authorized
service dealer to ensure that all mechanical and safety
systems are working properly and not worn excessively.
Failure to do so can result in accidents, injuries or death.
To avoid serious injury or death, do not modify engine in any
way. Tampering with the governor setting can lead to a runaway
engine and cause it to operate at unsafe speeds. Never tamper
with factory setting of engine governor.
Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal
EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment)
are certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline, and
may include the following emission control systems: Engine
Modification (EM), Oxidizing Catalyst (OC), Secondary Air
Injection (SAI) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
Spark Arrestor
Warning! This machine is equipped with an
internal combustion engine and should not be used
on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brushcovered 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 engine authorized service dealer or contact the service
department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
Warning! Your Responsibility—Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who read, understand and
follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Safety Symbols
This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine before attempting to assemble and operate.
Symbol
Description
READ THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL(S)
Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to
assemble and operate
DANGER— ROTATING BLADES
Never carry passengers. Never carry children, even with the blades off.
DANGER— ROTATING BLADES
Always look down and behind before and while backing to avoid a back-over accident.
WARNING— ROTATING BLADES
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the cutting deck. Contact with the
blade(s) can amputate hands and feet.
WARNING—THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw and objects which can cause serious personal injury.
WARNING—THROWN OBJECTS
This machine may pick up and throw and objects which can cause serious personal injury.
BYSTANDERS
Keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet from the machine while it is in
operation.
WARNING— SLOPE OPERATION
Do not operate this machine on a slope greater than 15 degrees.
WARNING— HOT SURFACE
Engine parts, especially the muffler, become extremely hot during operation. Allow engine
and muffler to cool before touching.
DANGER — ROTATING BLADES
To reduce the risk of injury, keep hands and feet away. Do not operate unless discharge cover
or grass catcher is in its proper place. If damaged, replace immediately.
WARNING— TOWING
Avoid jack-knifing when towing, go slow and make wide turns.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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WARNING! Do not operate your lawn mower on such slopes. Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees
(a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury. Operate riding
mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes.
Use this page as a guide to determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Crate
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One Lawn Tractor
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One Lawn Tractor Operator’s Manual •
One Oil Drain Tube
One Deck Wash Hose Coupler
One Kohler Engine Operator’s
Manual
Tractor Set-Up
Shipping Brace Removal
Warning! Make sure the lawn tractor’s engine is
off, set the parking brake and remove the ignition
key before removing the shipping brace.
Moving The Tractor Manually
Your tractor’s transmission is equipped with a hydrostatic
relief valve for occasions when it is necessary to move the
tractor manually. Opening this valve permits the fluid in the
transmission to bypass its normal route, allowing the rear tires
to “freewheel.” To open the hydrostatic relief valve, proceed as
follows:
1.
•
1.
Locate the shipping brace, if present, and warning tag
found on the right side of the cutting deck. See Fig. 3-2.
Locate the hydrostatic bypass rod in the rear of the tractor.
See Fig. 3-1.
Figure 3-2
2.
Figure 3-1
2.
Pull the hydrostatic bypass rod outward, then down, to lock
it in place.
NOTE: The transmission will NOT engage when the hydrostatic
bypass rod is pulled out. Return the rod to its normal position
prior to operating the tractor.
Caution: Never attempt to move the tractor
manually without first opening the hydrostatic relief
valve. Doing so will result in serious damage to the
tractor’s transmission.
While holding the discharge chute with your left hand,
remove the shipping brace with your right hand by
grasping it between your thumb and index finger and
rotating it clockwise.
Warning! The shipping brace is used for
packaging purposes only. Remove and discard the
shipping brace before operating your lawn tractor.
Warning! The mowing deck is capable of
throwing objects. Failure to operate the riding
mower without the discharge cover in the proper
operating position could result in serious personal
injury and/or property damage.
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Connecting the Battery Cables
Checking Tire Pressure
Warning! Maximum tire pressure under any
circumstances is 30 psi. Equal tire pressure should be
maintained at all times.
California Proposition 65 Warning!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Caution: When attaching battery cables, always
connect the POSITIVE (Red) wire to its terminal first,
followed by the NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
The tires on your tractor may be over-inflated for shipping
purposes. Reduce the tire pressure before operating the tractor.
Recommended operating tire pressure is approximately 10 p.s.i.
for the rear tires & 14 p.s.i. for the front tires. Check sidewall of tire
for maximum p.s.i.
For shipping reasons, one or both battery cables on your
equipment may have been left disconnected from the terminals
at the factory. To connect the battery cables, proceed as follows:
Setting the Deck Gauge Wheels
NOTE: The positive battery terminal is marked Pos. (+). The
negative battery terminal is marked Neg. (–).
1.
Select the height position of the cutting deck by placing
the deck lift lever in the normally desired mowing height
setting (any of the six different cutting height notches on
the right fender).
2.
Check the gauge wheels for contact or excessive clearance
with the surface below. The deck gauge wheels should
have between ¼” and ½” clearance above the ground as
follows:
Move the tractor on a firm and level surface, preferably
pavement, and proceed as follows
NOTE: If the positive battery cable is already attached, skip ahead
to step 2.
1.
Remove the plastic cover, if present, from the positive
battery terminal and attach the red cable to the positive
battery terminal (+) with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-3.
If the gauge wheels have excessive clearance or contact with the
surface, adjust as follows:
a.
Raise the deck lift handle to its highest setting.
b.
Remove the front and rear gauge wheels by
removing the lock nuts and shoulder screws which
secure them to the deck. See Fig. 3-4
Figure 3-3
2.
Remove the plastic cover, if present, from the negative
battery terminal and attach the black cable to the negative
battery terminal (–) with the bolt and hex nut. See Fig. 3-3.
3.
Position the red rubber boot over the positive battery
terminal to help protect it from corrosion.
NOTE: If the battery is put into service after the date shown
on top/side of battery, charge the battery as instructed in the
Maintenance section your Operator’s Manual prior to operating
the tractor.
Figure 3-4
c.
Place the deck lift lever in the desired mowing
height setting.
d.
Reinsert the shoulder screw (with each gauge
wheel) into the index hole that leaves approximately
½-inch between the bottom of the wheel and the
pavement.
Refer to Leveling the Deck in the Maintenance & Adjustments
section of this manual for more detailed instructions regarding
various deck adjustments.
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Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
Adjusting the Seat
To adjust the position of the seat, pull up and hold the seat
adjustment lever. Slide the seat forward or rearward to the
desired position; then release the adjustment lever. Make sure
seat is locked into position before operating the tractor. See Fig.
3-5.
Figure 3-5
Warning! Before operating the tractor, make sure
the seat is engaged in the seat-stop. Engage the
parking brake. Stand behind the machine and pull
back on seat until it clicks into place.
Gas and Oil
The fuel tank is located under the hood and has a capacity of
three and-a-half gallons. Remove the fuel cap by turning it
counterclockwise. Use only clean, fresh (no more than 30 days
old), unleaded gasoline. Do not overfill the tank.
Warning! Use extreme care when handling
gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive. Never fuel the machine
indoors or while the engine is hot or running.
Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other
sources of ignition.
NOTE: Your tractor is shipped with oil in the engine. However,
you MUST check the oil level before operating.
Caution: Always check the engine oil level before
each use as instructed in the Kohler Owner’s Manual.
Add oil as necessary. Failure to do so may result in
serious damage to your engine
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Controls and Features
Systems Indicator
Monitor
Fuel Tank Cap
Ignition Switch
Module
Throttle/Choke Control
Electric PTO Knob
Fuel Level Indicator
Brake Pedal
Cargo Net
Drive Pedal
Parking Brake/
Cruise Control Lever
Reverse Pedal
Deck Lift Lever
Seat Adjustment Lever
Cup Holder
Storage Bin
Figure 4-1
Lawn Tractor controls and features are illustrated in Fig 4-1 and
Brake Pedal
described on the following pages.
The brake pedal is located on the left
WARNING! Read and follow all safety rules and
front side of the tractor above the drive
instructions in this manual, including the entire
pedal along the running board. The
Operation section, before attempting to operate
brake pedal can be used for sudden
this machine. Failure to comply with all safety rules
stops or setting the parking brake.
and instructions may result in personal injury.
NOTE: The brake pedal must be fully
depressed to activate the safety interlock switch when starting
the tractor.
Throttle/Choke Control
The throttle/choke control is located on the left
side of the tractor’s dash panel. This lever controls
the speed of the engine and, when pushed all the
way forward, closes the choke for cold starting.
When set in a given position, the throttle will
maintain a uniform engine speed.
NOTE: When operating the tractor with the
cutting deck engaged, be certain that the
throttle/choke control is always in the FAST
(rabbit) position.
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Seat Adjustment Lever (Not Seen)
FAST
SLOW
The seat adjustment lever is located below the front/left of the
seat. The lever allows for adjustment of the fore to aft position of
the operator’s seat. Refer to the Assembly and Set-Up section of
this manual for more detailed instructions.
Deck Lift Lever
Found on your tractor’s right fender, the deck lift lever is used to
change the height of the cutting deck. To use, move the lever to
the left, then place in the notch best suited for your application.
Ignition Switch Module
Warning! Never
leave a running
machine unattended.
Always disengage
PTO, set parking brake, stop
engine and remove key to prevent
unintended starting.
To start the engine, insert the key
into the ignition switch and turn
clockwise to the START position.
Release the key into the NORMAL
MOWING MODE position once the
engine has fired.
To stop the engine, turn the ignition key counterclockwise to the
STOP position.
Caution: Prior to operating the tractor, refer to
both Safety Interlock Switches and Starting The
Engine in the Operation section of this manual for
detailed instructions regarding the Ignition Switch
Module and operating the tractor in REVERSE
CAUTION MODE.
Systems Indicator Monitor /
Hour Meter LCD
OIL
BATT.
When the ignition key is rotated out of
the STOP position but not into the START
HOURS 1/10
position, the systems indicator monitor
displays the battery’s output, in volts, on its
LCD for approximately five seconds, after
which it displays an hour glass and the hours of tractor operation.
Once the tractor is started, the monitor continually displays an
hour glass and the hours of tractor operation on its LCD.
PTO /
BLADE
PARK
BRAKE
NOTE: Hours of tractor operation are recorded any time the
ignition key is rotated out of the STOP position, regardless of
whether the engine is started.
The Indicator Monitor will also remind the operator of
maintenance intervals for changing the engine oil. The LCD will
alternately flash the recorded hours, “CHG” and “OIL” for five
minutes, after every 50 hours of recorded operation elapse. The
maintenance interval lasts for two hours (from 50-52, 100-102,
150-152, etc.). The LCD will also flash as described above for five
minutes every time the tractor’s engine has been started during
this maintenance interval. Before the interval expires, change
the engine oil as instructed in the Maintenance section of this
Operator’s Manual.
Brake
If the Brake light illuminates when attempting to start the
tractor’s engine, depress the brake pedal.
PTO (Blade Engage)
If the PTO light illuminates when attempting to start the tractor’s
engine, move PTO lever into the disengaged (OFF) position.
Drive Pedal
Oil (If Engine So Equipped)
The drive pedal is located on the right side
of the tractor, along the running board. Press
the drive pedal forward to cause the tractor
to travel forward. Ground speed is also
controlled with the drive pedal. The further
forward the pedal is pivoted, the faster the
tractor will travel. The pedal will return to its
original position when it’s not pressed.
It is normal for the Oil light to illuminate while the engine is
cranking during start-up, but if it illuminate’s during operation,
while the engine is running, stop the tractor immediately and
check the engine oil level as instructed in this Owner’s Manual.
Reverse Pedal
The reverse pedal is located on the right
side of the tractor along the running board.
Ground speed is also controlled with the
reverse pedal. The further downward the
pedal is pivoted, the faster the tractor will
travel. The pedal will return to its original
position when it’s not pressed.
Battery
It is normal for the Battery light to illuminate while the engine is
cranking during start-up, but if it illuminate’s during operation,
while the engine is running, the battery is in need of a charge
or the engine’s charging system is not generating sufficient
amperage. Charge the battery as instructed in the Service
section of this manual or have the charging system checked by
your Cub Cadet dealer.
Cargo Net
The cargo net is located on the lower half of the dash and can be
used for storage.
Section 4 — Controls and Features
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Fuel Level Indicator
100%
The Fuel Level Indicator is located on the left side of the
tractor’s dash and indicates the amount of fuel in the gas
tank.
50%
0%
PTO / Blade Engage Knob
Activating the PTO engages power to
the cutting deck or other (separately
available) attachments. Pull outward
on the PTO/Blade Engage knob to
activate it. Push the PTO/ Blade Engage
knob inward to disengage the power
to the cutting deck or other (separately
available) attachments.
NOTE: The PTO/Blade Engage knob
must be in the disengaged (OFF)
position when starting the engine.
Parking Brake/ Cruise Control Lever
Located in the center of the tractor’s dash panel below the
steering wheel, the Parking Brake/Cruise Control lever is used
to engage the parking brake and the cruise control Refer to
the Operation section of this manual for detailed instructions
regarding the parking brake.
NOTE: The parking brake must be set if the operator leaves the
seat with the engine running or the engine will automatically
shut off.
NOTE: Cruise control can NOT be engaged at the tractor’s
fastest ground speed. If the operator should attempt to do so,
the tractor will automatically decelerate to the fastest optimal
mowing ground speed.
Warning! Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always disengage PTO, set parking
brake, stop engine and remove key to prevent
unintended starting.
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Section 4— Controls and Features
5
Operation
Starting the Engine
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
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GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP OR TIP.
IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP BLADE(S)
AND BACK DOWNHILL SLOWLY.
KEEP SAFETY DEVICES (GUARDS, SHIELDS, AND
SWITCHES, ETC.) IN PLACE AND WORKING.
REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE THROWN BY THE BLADE(S).
KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS.
BE SURE BLADE(S) AND ENGINE ARE STOPPED BEFORE
PLACING HANDS OR FEET NEAR BLADE(S).
BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR'S POSITION, DISENGAGE
BLADE(S), ENGAGE PARKING BRAKE, SHUT OFF AND
REMOVE KEY.
READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Safety Interlock Switches
This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system for the
protection of the operator. If the interlock system should ever
malfunction, do not operate the tractor. Contact your Cub Cadet
dealer.
•
NOTE: Refer to the Assembly & Set-Up section of this manual for
Gasoline and Oil fill-up instructions.
1.
Insert the tractor key into the ignition switch module.
2.
Place the PTO (Blade Engage) knob in the disengaged (OFF)
position.
3.
Engage the tractor’s parking brake.
4.
Activate the Throttle/Choke control.
5.
Turn the ignition key clockwise to the START position.
After the engine starts, release the key. It will return to the
NORMAL MOWING position.
Caution: Do NOT hold the key in the START
position for longer than ten seconds at a time. Doing
so may cause damage to your engine’s electric
starter.
6.
After the engine starts, deactivate the choke.
NOTE: Do NOT leave the choke on while operating the tractor.
Doing so will result in a “rich” fuel mixture and cause the engine
to run poorly.
Stopping the Engine
Warning! If you strike a foreign object, stop the
engine and disconnect the spark plug wire(s).
Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage.
Repair the damage before restarting and operating
The safety interlock system prevents the engine from
cranking or starting unless the parking brake is engaged,
and the PTO (Blade Engage) knob is in the disengaged
(OFF) position.
1.
If the blades are engaged, place the PTO/Blade Engage
knob in the disengaged (OFF) position.
•
The engine will automatically shut off if the operator leaves
the seat before engaging the parking brake.
2.
Place the throttle control near the SLOW position
3.
•
The electric PTO (Blade Engage) clutch will automatically
shut off if the operator leaves the tractor’s seat with the
PTO (Blade Engage) knob in the engaged (ON) position,
regardless of whether the parking brake is engaged.
Turn the ignition key counterclockwise to the STOP
position.
4.
Remove the key from the ignition switch to prevent
unintended starting.
•
With the ignition key in the NORMAL MOWING position,
the electric PTO (Blade Engage) clutch will automatically
shut off if the PTO (Blade Engage) knob is moved into the
engaged (ON) position with the drive pedal in position for
reverse travel.
Warning! Do not operate the tractor if the
interlock system is malfunctioning. This system was
designed for your safety and protection.
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Driving The Tractor
Reverse Caution Mode
WARNING! Avoid sudden starts, excessive speed
and sudden stops.
The REVERSE CAUTION MODE position of the key switch module
allows the tractor to be operated in reverse with the blades (PTO)
engaged.
NOTE: Mowing in reverse is not recommended.
1.
Lightly press the brake pedal to release the parking brake.
Move the throttle lever into the FAST (rabbit) position.
2.
To travel FORWARD, slowly press the upper portion of the
drive pedal forward until the desired speed is achieved. See
Fig. 5-1.
Warning! Use extreme caution while operating
the tractor in the REVERSE CAUTION MODE. Always
look down and behind before and while backing. Do
not operate the tractor when children or others are
around. Stop the tractor immediately if someone
enters the area.
To use the REVERSE CAUTION MODE:
NOTE: The operator MUST be seated in the tractor seat.
1.
Start the engine as previously instructed on the previous
page.
2.
Turn the key from the NORMAL MOWING (Green) position
to the REVERSE CAUTION MODE (Yellow) position of the
key switch module. See Fig. 5-2.
Drive Pedal
Reverse Pedal
Reverse
Push Button
Indicator
Light
Reverse
Caution Mode
Position
Stop
Position
Start
Position
Figure 5-1
To travel in REVERSE, check that the area behind is clear
then slowly depress the lower portion of the drive pedal
with the ball of your foot (NOT your heel) until the desired
speed is achieved. See Fig. 5-1.
Caution: Do NOT attempt to change the
direction of travel when the tractor is in motion.
Always bring the tractor to a complete stop before
moving the tractor from forward to reverse or vice
versa.
WARNING! Do not leave the seat of the tractor
without first placing the PTO/Blade Engage knob in
the disengaged (OFF) position and engaging the
parking brake. If leaving the tractor unattended, also
turn the engine off and remove the ignition key.
Figure 5-2
3.
Press the REVERSE PUSH BUTTON (Orange, Triangular
Button) at the top, right corner of the key switch module.
The red indicator light at the top, left corner of the key
switch module will be ON while activated. See Fig. 5-2.
4.
Once activated (indicator light ON), the tractor can be
driven in reverse with the cutting blades (PTO) engaged.
5.
Always look down and behind before and while backing to
make sure no children are around. After resuming forward
motion, return the key to the NORMAL MOWING position.
The REVERSE CAUTION MODE will remain activated until:
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Section 5— Operation
a.
The key is placed in either the NORMAL MOWING
position or STOP position or
b.
The operator leaves the seat.
Driving On Slopes
Cruise Control
Warning! Never engage the cruise control lever
while traveling in reverse.
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 8 to help determine slopes
where you may operate the tractor safely.
WARNING! Do not mow on inclines with a slope in
excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1⁄2
feet every 10 feet). The tractor could overturn and
cause serious injury.
To set the cruise control:
1.
Slowly press the drive pedal with your right foot until the
desired speed is achieved.
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on
slopes.
2.
Lightly press the parking brake/cruise control lever
downward and hold it in that position.
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall
grass can hide obstacles.
3.
Remove your foot from the drive pedal.
4.
Release pressure from the parking brake/cruise control
lever
•
Avoid turns when driving on a slope. If a turn must be
made, turn down the slope. Turning up a slope greatly
increases the chance of a roll over.
•
Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is necessary
to stop while driving up a slope, start up smoothly and
carefully to reduce the possibility of flipping the tractor
over backward.
After completing step 3, the drive pedal should remain in the
down position and the tractor will maintain the same forward
speed. If it doesn’t, the cruise control is not engaged. Repeat
steps 1-4 to engage the cruise control.
•
Mow up and down slopes, NEVER across.
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•
To disengage the cruise control, lightly press the drive pedal or
the brake pedal.
Engaging the Parking Brake/
Setting the Cruise Control
NOTE: Cruise control can not be set at the tractor’s fastest
ground speed. If the operator should attempt to do so, the
tractor will automatically decelerate to the fastest optimal
mowing ground speed.
NOTE: The parking break and cruise control are controlled by
the same lever. If using the brake, when the parking brake/cruise
control lever the parking brake will engage. If using the drive
pedal, when the parking brake/cruise control lever the cruise
control will engage.
To change the direction of travel from forward to reverse when
cruise control is engaged, press the brake pedal to disengage
the cruise control and bring the tractor to a complete stop. Then
slowly press the reverse pedal with the ball of your foot to travel
in reverse.
Parking Brake
Using the Deck Lift Lever
NOTE: The parking brake must be set if the operator leaves the
seat with the engine running or the engine will automatically
shut off.
To raise the cutting deck, move the deck lift lever to the left, then
place it in the notch best suited for your application.
To set the parking brake:
1.
Press the brake pedal completely down with your left foot
and hold it in that position.
2.
Push the parking brake/cruise control lever downward and
hold it in that position.
3.
Remove your foot from the brake pedal.
4.
Release pressure from the parking brake/cruise control
lever.
Operating the Headlights
The lamps are ON whenever the ignition key is rotated out of
the STOP position. The lamps turn OFF when the ignition key is
moved to the STOP position.
After completing step 3, the brake pedal should remain in the
down position. If it doesn’t, the parking brake is not engaged.
Repeat steps 1-4 to engage the parking brake.
To disengage the parking brake, lightly press the brake pedal .
Warning! Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always disengage PTO, set parking
brake, stop engine and remove key to prevent
unintended starting
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Engaging the PTO
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For best results it is recommended that the first two laps be
cut with the discharge thrown towards the center. After the
first two laps, reverse the direction to throw the discharge
to the outside for the balance of cutting. This will give a
better appearance to the lawn.
•
Do NOT attempt to mow heavy brush and weeds or
extremely tall grass. Your tractor is designed to mow lawns,
NOT clear brush.
•
Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades when worn.
Engaging the PTO transfers power to the cutting deck or other
(separately available) attachments. To engage the PTO:
1.
2.
Move the throttle control lever to the FAST (rabbit)
position.
Pull the PTO/Blade Engage knob outward into the engaged
(ON) position. See Fig. 5-3.
ON
OFF
Figure 5-3
NOTE: Always operate the tractor with the throttle lever in the
FAST (rabbit) position for the most efficient use of the cutting
deck or other (separately available) attachments.
Mowing
Warning! To help avoid blade contact or a
thrown object injury, keep bystanders, helpers,
children and pets at least 75 feet from the machine
while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone
enters the area.
The following information will be helpful when using the cutting
deck with your tractor.
Warning! Plan your mowing pattern to avoid
discharge of materials toward roads, sidewalks,
bystanders and the like. Also, avoid discharging
material against a wall or obstruction which may
cause discharged material to ricochet back toward
the operator.
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Do not mow at high ground speed, especially if a mulch kit
or grass collector is installed.
•
Do not cut the grass too short. Short grass is prone to weed
growth and yellows quickly in dry weather.
•
Always operate the tractor with the throttle lever in the
FAST (rabbit) position while mowing
Section 5— Operation
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Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance Schedule
Before
Each use
Every
10 Hours
Check Air Filter for Dirty, Loose or Damaged Parts
Every
50 Hours
Every
100 Hours
P
Clean Hood/Dash Louvers
Check Engine Oil Level
Every
25 Hours
Prior
to Storing
P
P
P
P
Clean and Re-oil Air Filter’s Foam Precleaner
P
Replace Air Filter Element
P
Change Engine Oil and Replace Oil Filter
Clean Battery Terminals
P
P
P
P
P
Lube Front Axles and Rims
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
Lube Front Deck Wheels
Lube Deck Spindles
Lube Pedal Pivot Points
P
P
P
Check Spark Plug Condition & Gap
Replace Fuel Filter
Maintenance
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Changing the Engine Oil
Warning! If the engine has been recently run, the
engine, muffler and surrounding metal surfaces will
be hot and can cause burns to the skin. Exercise
caution to avoid burns.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance or
repairs, disengage PTO, set parking brake, stop
engine and remove key to prevent unintended
starting.
Engine
NOTE: The oil filter should be changed at every oil change
interval. To complete an oil change, proceed as follows:
Refer to the Kohler Owner’s Manual for all engine maintenance
procedures and instructions.
1.
Run the engine for a few minutes to allow the oil in the
crankcase to warm up. Warm oil will flow more freely and
carry away more of the engine sediment which may have
settled at the bottom of the crankcase. Use care to avoid
burns from hot oil.
2.
Open the tractor’s hood and locate the oil drain port on the
right side of the engine.
NOTE: Maintenance, repair, or replacement of the emission
control devices and systems which are being done at owner’s
expense may be performed by any engine repair establishment
or individual. Warranty repairs must be performed by a Cub
Cadet Dealer.
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3.
Pop open the protective cap on the end of the oil drain
valve to expose the drain port. See Fig 6-1.
Spark Plug
The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap reset once a
season. Refer to the Kohler Owner’s Manual for correct plug type
and gap specifications.
Hydrostatic Transmission
The hydrostatic transmission is sealed at the factory and is
maintenance-free. The fluid level cannot be checked and the
fluid cannot be changed.
Battery
California Proposition 65 Warning!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
The battery is sealed and is maintenance-free. Acid levels cannot
be checked and fluid can not be added.
Figure 6-1
4.
Remove the oil fill cap/ dipstick from the oil fill tube.
5.
Push the oil drain hose (packed with this manual) onto the
oil drain port. Route the opposite end of the hose into an
appropriate oil collection container with at least a 2.5 quart
capacity, to collect the used oil.
6.
The engine is equipped with either a twist-and-pull drain
port or a tabbed drain port. If your engine has the twistand-pull drain go to step a. If your engine is equipped with
the tabbed drain go to step b.
a.
b.
7.
Turn the oil drain valve 1⁄4-turn, then pull outward to
begin draining oil. After the oil has finished draining,
push the end of the oil drain valve back in and turn
1⁄4-turn to secure it back in place. Re-cap the end of
the oil drain valve to keep debris from entering the
drain port.
Pinch the tabs on the oil drain valve, then pull
outward to begin draining oil. After the oil has
finished draining, push the end of the oil drain valve
back in, until the tabs click into place. Re-cap the end
of the oil drain valve to keep debris from entering
the drain port.
After the oil has finished draining, push the end of the oil
drain valve back in, until the tabs click into place. Re-cap
the end of the oil drain valve to keep debris from entering
the drain port.
8.
Replace the oil filter as instructed in the Kohler Owner’s
Manual.
9.
Refill the engine with new oil. Refer to the Kohler Owner’s
Manual for information regarding the volume and weight
of engine oil
Air Cleaner
Service the pre-cleaner and cartridge/air cleaner element as
instructed in the Kohler Owner’s Manual.
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Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
•
Always keep the battery cables and terminals clean and
free of corrosive build-up.
•
After cleaning the battery and terminals, apply a light coat
of petroleum jelly or grease to both terminals.
Caution: If removing the battery for cleaning,
disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it’s
terminal first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire.
When re-installing the battery, always connect the
POSITIVE (Red) wire its terminal first, followed by the
NEGATIVE (Black) wire. Be certain that the wires are
connected to the correct terminals; reversing them
could result in serious damage to your engine’s
alternating system.
Cleaning the Tractor
Any fuel or oil spilled on the machine should be wiped off
promptly. Do NOT allow debris to accumulate around the cooling
fins of the engine, the transmission’s cooling fan or on any other
part of the machine, especially the belts and pulleys.
Smart Jet™
Your tractor’s deck is equipped with a water port on its surface as
part of its deck wash system.
Use the Smart Jet™ to rinse grass clippings from the deck’s
underside and prevent the buildup of corrosive chemicals.
Complete the following steps AFTER EACH MOWING:
1.
Drive the tractor to a level, clear spot on your lawn, near
enough for your garden hose to reach.
Caution: Make certain the tractor’s discharge
chute is directed AWAY from your house, garage,
parked cars, etc.
1.
Disengage the PTO (Blade Engage), set the parking brake
and stop the engine.
2.
Thread the hose coupler (packaged with your tractor’s
Operator’s Manual) onto the end of your garden hose.
3.
Attach the hose coupler to the water port on your decks
surface. See Fig. 6-2.
Lubrication
Warning! Before lubricating, repairing, or
inspecting, always disengage PTO, set parking
brake, stop engine and remove key to prevent
unintended starting.
Front Wheels
Each of the front wheel axles and rims is equipped with a
grease fitting. See Fig. 6-3. Lubricate with a No. 2 multi-purpose
grease applied with a grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor
operation.
Figure 6-2
4.
Turn the water on.
5.
While sitting in the operator’s position on the tractor, start
the engine and place the throttle lever in the FAST (rabbit)
position.
6.
Move the tractor’s PTO (Blade Engage) into the ON position.
7.
Remain in the operator’s position with the cutting deck
engaged for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the
underside of the cutting deck to thoroughly rinse.
8.
Move the tractor’s PTO (Blade Engage) into the OFF
position.
9.
Turn the ignition key to the STOP position to turn the
tractor’s engine off.
10.
Turn the water off and detach the hose coupler from the
water port on your deck’s surface.
11.
Repeat step 4- step 11 on the opposite side of the cutting
deck.
After cleaning your deck with the Smart Jet™ system, return to
the operator’s position and engage the PTO. Keep the cutting
deck running for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the
underside of the cutting deck to thoroughly dry.
Figure 6-3
Pivot Points & Linkage
Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive system, parking brake
and lift linkage at least once a season with light oil.
Deck Wheels
Each of the tractor deck’s front gauge wheels is equipped with
a grease fitting. Lubricate with a No. 2 multi-purpose grease
applied with a grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor
operation
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Deck Spindle
Grease fittings can be found on each deck spindle. See Fig. 6-4.
Lubricate with 251H EP grease or an equivalent No. 2 multipurpose lithium grease. Using a grease gun, apply two strokes
(minimum) or sufficient grease to the spindle shaft.
Determine the approximate distance necessary for proper
adjustment and proceed, if necessary.
1.
Loosen (thread outward) the hex lock nut on the end of the
deck hanger rod. See Fig. 6-5.
Figure 6-5
Figure 6-4
Adjustments
WARNING! Shut the engine off, remove the
ignition key and engage the parking brake before
making adjustments. Protect your hands by using
heavy gloves when handling the blades.
NOTE: Check the tractor’s tire pressure before performing
any deck leveling adjustments. Refer to Tires on page 25 for
information regarding tire pressure.
Leveling the Deck (Front To Rear)
The front of the cutting deck is supported by a stabilizer bar that
can be adjusted to level the deck from front to rear. The front of
the deck should be between 1⁄4” and 3⁄8” lower than the rear of the
deck. Adjust if necessary as follows:
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1.
Park the tractor parked on a firm, level surface and place
the deck lift lever in the middle position.
2.
Rotate the blade nearest the discharge chute so that it is
parallel with the tractor.
3.
Measure the distance from the front of the blade tip to the
ground and the rear of the blade tip to the ground. The
first measurement taken should be between 1⁄4” and 3⁄8” less
than the second measurement.
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2.
To raise the front of the deck, tighten (thread inward) the
inner hex nut against the front hanger bracket.
3.
To lower the front of the deck, loosen (thread outward) the
hex nut, away from the front hanger bracket.
See Fig. 6-5.
4.
Retighten the lock nut against the hex nut when proper
adjustment is achieved.
Leveling the Deck (Side to Side)
Steering Adjustment
If the cutting deck appears to be mowing unevenly, a side to side
adjustment can be performed. Adjust if necessary as follows:
If the tractor turns tighter in one direction than the other, or if
the ball joints are being replaced due to damage or wear, the
steering drag links may need to be adjusted.
1.
With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place the
deck lift lever in the middle position and rotate both blades
so that they are perpendicular with the tractor.
2.
Measure the distance from the outside of the left blade
tip to the ground and the distance from the outside of the
right blade tip to the ground. Both measurements taken
should be equal. If they’re not, proceed to the next step.
3.
Loosen, but do NOT remove, the hex bolt on the left deck
hanger bracket. See Fig. 6-6.
Adjust the drag links so that equal lengths of each are threaded
into the ball joint on the left side and the ball joint on the right
side:
1.
Remove the hex nut on the top of ball joint. See Fig. 6-7.
Ball Joint
Adjustment
Gear
Drag Link
Hex Bolt
Hex Nut
Figure 6-7
Figure 6-6
4.
2.
Thread the ball joint inward to shorten the drag link.
Thread the ball joint outward to lengthen the drag link.
3.
Replace the hex nut after proper adjustment is achieved.
NOTE: Threading the ball joints too far onto the drag links
will cause the front tires to “toe-in” too far. Proper toe-in is
between 1⁄16” and 5⁄16”.
Using a wrench, raise or lower the left side of the deck by
turning the adjustment gear. See Fig. 6-6.
The deck is properly leveled when both blade tip measurements
taken earlier are equal. Retighten the hex bolt on the left deck
hanger bracket when proper adjustment is achieved.
Parking Brake Adjustment
If the tractor does not come to a complete stop when the brake
pedal is completely depressed, or if the tractor’s rear wheels can
roll with the parking brake applied (and the hydrostatic relief
valve open), the brake is in need of adjustment. See your Cub
Cadet dealer to have the brake properly adjusted.
Adjusting the Seat
Refer to the Set-Up and Assembly section of this manual for seat
adjustment instructions.
Front tire toe-in can be measured as follows:
1.
Place the steering wheel in position for straight ahead
travel.
2.
In front of the axle, measure the distance horizontally from
the inside of the left rim to the inside of the right rim. Note
the distance.
3.
Behind the axle, measure the distance horizontally from
the inside of the left rim to the inside of the right rim. Note
the distance.
4.
The measurement taken in front of the axle should be
between 1⁄16” and 5⁄16” less than the measurement taken
behind the axle.
Warning! Before operating the tractor, make sure the
seat is engaged in the seat-stop. Engage the parking
brake. Stand behind the machine and pull back on
seat until it clicks into place.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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Service
Cutting Deck Removal
NOTE: If there is too much tension on the belt for it to be
easily removed from the electric PTO clutch, carefully insert
a 3⁄8” drive ratchet wrench (set to tighten) into the square
hole found in the left-hand deck idler bracket and pivot it
toward the tractor’s right side to relieve tension on the belt.
See Fig. 7-2.
To remove the cutting deck, proceed as follows:
1.
Place the PTO/Blade Engage knob in the disengaged (OFF)
position and engage the parking brake.
2.
Lower the deck by moving the deck lift lever into the
bottom notch on the right fender.
3.
Locate the PTO clutch under the front of your tractor. See
Fig. 7-1.
Insert Ratchet
Here
Deck Idler
Bracket
C
A
B
Figure 7-2
WARNING! Avoid pinching injuries. Never place
your fingers on the idler spring or between the belt
and a pulley while removing the belt.
Figure 7-1
4.
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Remove the belt guard and belt as follows Refer to Fig. 7-1:
a.
Remove the hex screw.
b.
Pull the belt keeper rod to the right and down to
remove.
c.
Remove the deck belt from around the tractor’s
electric PTO clutch.
5.
Looking at the cutting deck from the left side of the tractor,
locate the deck support pin on the rear left side of the
deck.
6.
Pull the deck support pin outward to release the deck from
the deck lift arm. See Fig. 7-3.
Cutting Blades
WARNING! Shut the engine off and remove
ignition key before removing the cutting blade(s) for
sharpening or replacement. Protect your hands by
using heavy gloves when grasping the blade
Deck Lift Arm
WARNING! Periodically inspect the blade and/or
spindle for cracks or damage, especially after you’ve
struck a foreign object. Do not operate the machine
until damaged components are replaced.
To remove the blades, proceed as follows.
Deck Support Pin
1.
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to
Cutting Deck Removal earlier in this section) then gently
flip the deck over to expose its underside.
2.
Place a block of wood between the center deck housing
baffle and the cutting blade to act as a stabilizer.
See Fig. 7-5.
Figure 7-3
7.
Repeat the above steps on the tractor’s right side.
8.
Move the deck lift lever into the top notch to raise the deck
lift arms up and out of the way.
9.
Remove the cotter pin from the end of the stabilizer rod
and slide the stabilizer out of the hanger bracket on the
deck. See Fig. 7-4.
Flange Lock Nut
Block of Wood
Figure 7-5
3.
Remove the flange lock nut that secures the blade to the
spindle assembly. See Fig. 7-5.
Figure 7-4
10.
Gently slide the cutting deck (from the right side) out from
underneath the tractor.
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4.
To properly sharpen the cutting blades, remove equal
amounts of metal from both ends of the blades along the
cutting edges, parallel to the trailing edge, at a 25°- to 30°
angle. Always grind each cutting blade edge equally to
maintain proper blade balance. See Fig. 7-6.
Battery
California Proposition 65 Warning:
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Caution: If removing the battery, disconnect the
NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it’s terminal first,
followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. When reinstalling the battery, always connect the POSITIVE
(Red) wire its terminal first, followed by the
NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
Jump Starting
WARNING! Never jump start a damaged or frozen
battery. Be certain the vehicles do not touch, and
ignitions are off. Do not allow cable clamps to touch.
Figure 7-6
Caution: If the cutting edge of the blade has
previously been sharpened, or if any metal
separation is present, replace the blades with new
ones.
1.
Connect positive (+) cable to positive post (+) of your
tractor’s discharged battery.
2.
Connect the other end of the cable to the (positive +) post
of the jumper battery.
3.
Connect the second cable (negative –) to the other post of
the jumper battery.
4.
Make the final connection on the engine block of the
tractor, away from the battery. Attach to a unpainted part
to assure a good connection.
Caution: If the jumper battery is installed on a
vehicle (i.e. car, truck), do NOT start the vehicle’s
engine when jump starting your tractor.
Warning! A poorly balanced blade will cause
excessive vibration, may damage to the tractor and/
or result in personal injury.
5.
Test the blade’s balance using a blade balancer. Grind
metal from the heavy side until it balances evenly.
NOTE: When replacing the blade, be sure to install the blade with
the side of the blade marked ‘‘Bottom’’ (or with a part number
stamped in it) facing the ground when the mower is in the
operating position.
5.
Start the tractor (as instructed in the Operation section of
this manual).
6.
Set the tractor’s parking brake before removing the jumper
cables, in reverse order of connection.
Charging
WARNING! Batteries give off an explosive gas
while charging. Charge the battery in a well
ventilated area and keep away from an open flame
or pilot light as on a water heater, space heater,
furnace, clothes dryer or other gas appliances.
Caution: Use a torque wrench to tighten the
blade spindle hex flange nut to between 70 lbs-ft
and 90 lbs-ft.
Caution: When charging your tractor’s battery,
use only a charger designed for 12V lead-acid
batteries. Read your battery charger’s Owner’s
Manual prior to charging your tractor’s battery.
Always follow its instructions and heed its warnings.
If your tractor has not been put into use for an extended period
of time, charge the battery as follows:
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Section 7— Service
1.
Set your battery charger to deliver a max of 10 amperes.
2.
If your battery charger is automatic, charge the battery
until the charger indicates that charging is complete. If the
charger is not automatic, charge for no fewer than eight
hours.
Fuse
Changing the Deck Belt
WARNING! Before servicing, repairing, or
inspecting, always disengage PTO, set parking
brake, stop engine and remove key to prevent
unintended starting.
WARNING! Shut the engine off and remove
ignition key before removing the cutting blade(s) for
sharpening or replacement. Protect your hands by
using heavy gloves when grasping blades and
pulleys.
A 20 Amp fuse is installed in your tractor’s wiring harness to
protect the tractor’s electrical system from damage caused by
excessive amperage.
If the electrical system does not function, or your tractor’s engine
will not crank, first check to be certain that the fuse has not
blown. It is located under the hood, mounted behind the top of
the dash panel on the support bar.
Caution: Always use a replacement fuse with the
same amperage capacity as the blown fuse.
Tires
Warning! The V-belts found on your tractor are
specially designed to engage and disengage safely.
A substitute (non-OEM) V-belt can be dangerous by
not disengaging completely. For a proper working
machine, use factory approved belts.
All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should be
replaced if any signs of wear are present . To change or replace
the deck belt on your tractor, proceed as follows:
1.
Remove the deck as instructed on page 24.
2.
Remove the belt guards by removing the hex screws that
fasten them to the deck. See Fig. 7-7.
WARNING! Never exceed the maximum inflation
pressure shown on the sidewall of the tire.
The recommended operating tire pressure is approximately 10
psi for the rear tires and 14 psi for the front tires. Refer to the
tire sidewall for exact tire manufacturer’s recommended or
maximum psi. Do not overinflate.
Hex Screws
Uneven tire pressure could cause the cutting deck to mow
unevenly.
Belt Keeper Rod
Changing the Transmission Drive Belt
Several components must be removed and special tools used in
order to change the tractor’s transmission drive belt. See your
Cub Cadet dealer to have the transmission drive belt replaced.
Deck Idler Pulley
Belt Guards
Figure 7-7
3.
Loosen, but do not remove the belt keeper rod on the
pulley located near the back of the deck. See Fig. 7-7
4.
Carefully remove the deck belt from around the three
spindle pulleys and the two deck idler pulleys.
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5.
To place the new belt begin by routing the belt around the
two outer spindle pulleys, then around the front spindle
pulley as shown in Fig. 7-8.
Front Spindle
Pulley
Deck Idler
Pulleys
Outer Spindle
Pulleys
Figure 7-8
6.
Then route the belt around the two deck idler pulleys as
show in Fig. 7-8.
7.
Retighten the belt keeper rod loosened earlier.
8.
Remount the belt guards removed earlier
9.
Re-install the deck making sure the belt remains routed
around the pulleys as instructed.
10.
Pull the right side of the belt and place the narrow V side of
the belt into the PTO pulley. See Fig. 7-9.
PTO Belt
Rotate
Pulley
Figure 7-9
11.
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While holding the belt and pulley together, rotate the
pulley to the left (See Fig. 7-9). Continue holding and
rotating the pulley and belt until the belt is fully rolled into
the PTO pulley.
Section 7— Service
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine fails to start
Cause
Remedy
1. PTO/Blade Engage knob engaged.
1. Place knob in disengaged (OFF) position.
2. Parking brake not engaged.
2. Engage parking brake.
3. Spark plug wire(s) disconnected.
3. Connect wire(s) to spark plug(s).
4. Throttle control lever not in correct starting
position.
4. Place throttle lever to FAST position.
5. Choke not activated
5. Push the Throttle/Choke control into the
CHOKE position.
6. Fuel tank empty, or stale fuel.
6. Fill tank with clean, fresh (less than 30 days
old) gas.
7. Blocked fuel line.
7. Clean fuel line and replace fuel filter.
8. Faulty spark plug(s).
8. Clean, adjust gap or replace plug(s).
9. Engine flooded.
9. Crank engine with throttle in FAST position.
1. Tractor running with CHOKE activated.
1. Move Throttle/Choke control out of CHOKE
position.
2. Spark plug wire(s) loose.
2. Connect spark plug wire(s).
3. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
3. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
4. Vent in gas cap plugged.
4. Clear vent or replace cap if damaged.
5. Water or dirt in fuel system.
5. Drain fuel tank. Refill with clean, fresh
gasoline.
6. Dirty air cleaner.
6. Replace air cleaner paper element or clean
foam precleaner.
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper amount and
weight of oil.
2. Air flow restricted.
2. Clean grass clippings and debris from around
the engine’s cooling fins and blower housing.
Engine hesitates at high
RPM
1. Spark plug(s) gap too close.
1. Remove spark plug(s) and reset the gap.
Engine Idles rough
1. Spark plug(s) fouled, faulty or gap too wide.
1. Replace spark plug(s). Set plug gap.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
2. Replace air cleaner element and/or clean
pre-cleaner.
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
1. Tighten blade and spindle.
2. Damaged or bent cutting blade.
2. Replace blade.
1. Engine speed too low.
1. Place throttle in FAST (rabbit) position.
2. Wet grass.
2. Do not mulch when grass is wet.
3. Excessively high grass.
3. Mow once at a high cutting height, then
mow again at desired height or make a
narrower cutting swath.
4. Dull blade.
4. Sharpen or replace blade.
1. Deck not leveled properly.
1. Perform side-to-side deck adjustment.
2. Dull blade.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
3. Uneven tire pressure.
3. Check tire pressure in all four tires.
Engine runs erratic
Engine overheats
Excessive vibration
Mower will not mulch grass
Uneven cut
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Replacement Parts
Component
Part Number and Description
759-3336
Spark Plug (Champion RC12YC)
OCC-32-083-03 Air Filter Element and Pre-Cleaner
KH-12-050-01-S Oil Filter
OCC-25-050-22 Fuel Filter
954-04240
Drive Belt (Mowing Deck)
942-04053C
2-in-1 Deck Blade
918-04825 Deck Spindle
Phone (800) 965-4CUB to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and serial number
ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.cubcadet.com.
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Component
Part Number and Description
734-04155 Deck Wheel (Front)
734-0973 Deck Wheel (Rear)
925-1707D Battery
951-3111 Fuel Tank Cap
746-04556 Throttle/Choke Control Cable
925-2054A
Ignition Key
631-04070A
Discharge Chute Assembly
Phone (800) 965-4CUB to order replacement parts or a complete Parts Manual (have your full model number and serial number
ready). Parts Manual downloads are also available free of charge at www.cubcadet.com
Section 9 — Replacement Parts
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Attachments & Accessories
The following attachments and accessories are compatible for Cub Cadet LT1050. See your Cub Cadet dealer or the retailer from which
you purchased your tractor for information regarding price and availability.
Caution: Cub Cadet Series 1000 lawn tractors are NOT designed for use with any type of ground-engaging
attachments (e.g. tiller or moldboard plow). Use of this type of equipment WILL void the tractor’s warranty.
Model Number
32
Description
19A30005100
Mulch Plug, 50”
190-032-101
Snow Thrower, 42”
19A40002100
Triple Bagger, 50”
190-218-100
Weight Kit w/ Bracket
190-679-101
Front Bumper
190-833-000
Dozer Blade, 42”
190-916-100
Tire Chains, 20” x 10”
19A-102-100
Steel Cart, 16 Cubic Foot
19A-103-100
Lawn Sweeper
19A-104-100
Sprayer, 25 Gallon
19A-105-100
Broadcast Spreader
19A-106-100
Poly Cart, 10 Cubic Foot
19A-107-100
Tow-Behind Dethatcher, 42”
19A-108-100
Tow-Behind Plug Aerator, 40”
19A-109-100
Tow-Behind Spike Aerator, 40”
19A-113-100
Tow-Behind Poly Lawn Roller
Notes
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CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The California Air Resources Board and MTD Consumer Group Inc are pleased to explain the evaporative emission control system warranty on your 2008 lawn
mower. In California, new lawn mowers must be designed, built and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards. MTD Consumer Group Inc must
warrant the EECS on your lawn mower for the period of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your lawn mower.
Your EECS may include parts such as the carburetor, fuel-injection system, the ignition system, catalytic converter, fuel tanks, fuel lines, fuel caps, valves,
canisters, filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, and other associated emission-related components.
Where a warrantable condition exists, MTD Consumer Group Inc will repair your lawn mower at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This evaporative emission control system is warranted for two years. If any evaporative emission-related part on your equipment is defective, the part will be
repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer Group Inc.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the lawn mower owner, you are responsible for performance of the required maintenance listed in your owner’s manual. MTD Consumer Group Inc recommends
that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your lawn mower, but MTD Consumer Group Inc cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts.
As the lawn mower owner, you should however be aware that MTD Consumer Group Inc may deny you warranty coverage if your lawn mower or a part has failed
due to abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your lawn mower to MTD Consumer Group Inc’s distribution center or service center as soon as the problem exists. The
warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have a question regarding your warranty coverage, you should
contact the MTD Consumer Group Inc Service Department at 1-800-800-7310.
GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE:
MTD Consumer Group Inc warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the lawn mower is: Designed, built and equipped so as to
conform with all applicable regulations; and free from defects in materials and workmanship that cause the failure of a warranted part to be identical in all material
respects to that part as described in MTD Consumer Group Inc’s application for certification.
The warranty period begins on the date the lawn mower is delivered to an ultimate purchaser or first placed into service. The warranty period is two years.
Subject to certain conditions and exclusions as stated below, the warranty on emission-related parts is as follows:
1. Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied, is warranted for the warranty period
stated above. If the part fails during the period of warranty coverage, the part will be repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer Group Inc according to subsection
(4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period.
2. Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the warranty period stated above. Any such
part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining warranty period.
3. Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the period of time before the
first scheduled replacement date for that part. If the part fails before the first scheduled replacement, the part will be repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer
Group Inc according to subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the
first scheduled replacement point for the part.
4. Repair or replacement of any warranted part under the warranty provisions herein must be performed at a warranty station at no charge to the owner.
5. Notwithstanding the provisions herein, warranty services or repairs will be provided at all of our distribution centers that are franchised to service the subject
engines or equipment.
6. The lawn mower owner will not be charged for diagnostic labor that is directly associated with diagnosis of a defective, emission-related warranted part,
provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a warranty station.
7. MTD Consumer Group Inc is liable for damages to other engine or equipment components proximately caused by a failure under warranty of any warranted
part.
8. Throughout the lawn mower warranty period stated above, MTD Consumer Group Inc will maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the expected
demand for such parts.
9. Any replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs and must be provided without charge to the owner. Such use will
not reduce the warranty obligations of MTD Consumer Group Inc.
10.Add-on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board may not be used. The use of any non-exempted add-on or modified parts by the
ultimate purchaser will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claims. MTD Consumer Group Inc will not be liable to warrant failures of warranted parts caused
by the use of a non-exempted add-on or modified part.
WARRANTED PARTS:
The repair or replacement of any warranted part otherwise eligible for warranty coverage may be excluded from such warranty coverage if MTD Consumer Group
Inc demonstrates that the lawn mower has been abused, neglected, or improperly maintained, and that such abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance was the
direct cause of the need for repair or replacement of the part. That notwithstanding, any adjustment of a component that has a factory installed, and properly
operating, adjustment limiting device is still eligible for warranty coverage. The following emission warranty parts are covered:
(1) Fuel Metering System
• Cold start enrichment system (soft choke)
• Carburetor and internal parts
• Fuel pump
• Fuel tank (2) Air Induction System
• Air cleaner
• Intake manifold (3) Ignition System
• Spark plug(s)
• Magneto ignition system (4) Exhaust System
• Catalytic converter
• SAI (Reed valve) (5) Miscellaneous Items Used in Above System
• Vacuum, temperature, position, time sensitive valves and switches
• Connectors and assemblies (6) Evaporative Control
• Fuel hose certified for ARB evaporative emissions 2008
• Fuel hose clamps
• Tethered fuel cap
• Carbon canister
• Vapor lines
GDOC-100175 Rev. C
CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
SERIES 1000 & SERIES 1500 TRACTORS
IMPORTANT: To obtain warranty coverage owner must present an
original proof of purchase and applicable maintenance records to the
servicing dealer. Please see the operator’s manual for information on
required maintenance and service intervals.
In the U.S.A.:
Check your Yellow Pages, or contact Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131,
Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, call 1-877-282- 8684
or log on to our website at www.cubcadet.com.
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with
respect to new merchandise purchased or leased and used in the United
States and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD Products
Limited with respect to new merchandise purchased or leased and
used in Canada and/or its territories and possessions (either entity
respectively, “Cub Cadet”).
In Canada:
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, call
1-800-668-1238 or log on to our website at www.mtdcanada.com.
Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts,
Batteries, Frame and Front Axle and Attachments as described below)
against defects in material and workmanship for a period of three (3)
years or one hundred twenty (120) operation hours, whichever comes
first, commencing on the date of original retail purchase or lease and
will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part found to be
defective in materials or workmanship.
Normal Wear Parts are warranted to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of original
purchase or lease. Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to
items such as: belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck
wheels, seats, and tires.
Batteries have a one-year prorated limited warranty against defects in
material and workmanship, with 100% replacement during the first three
months. After three months, the battery replacement credit is based on
the months remaining in the twelve (12) month period dating back to the
original date of original sale or lease. Any replacement battery will be
warranted only for the remainder of the original warranty period.
Frame and Front Axle — Cub Cadet warrants the frame, and front cast iron
pivot axle against defects in material and workmanship for a period of
five (5) years or 500 hours, whichever occurs first, commencing on the
date of original purchase or lease.
Attachments — Cub Cadet warrants attachments for this product against
defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years,
commencing on the date of the attachment’s original purchase or
lease. Attachments include, but are not limited to items such as: grass
collectors and mulch kits.
This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated
and maintained in accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished
with the product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse, neglect,
accident, improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water,
or damage because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting
from the installation or use of any part, accessory or attachment not
approved by Cub Cadet for use with the product(s) covered by this
manual will void your warranty as to any resulting damage. In addition,
Cub Cadet may deny warranty coverage if the hour meter, or any part
thereof, is altered, modified, disconnected or otherwise tampered with.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH PROOF
OF PURCHASE AND APPLICABLE MAINTENANCE RECORDS, through
your local authorized service dealer. To locate the dealer in your area:
Without limiting the foregoing, this limited warranty does not provide
coverage in the following cases:
a. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, filters, blade
sharpening, tune-ups, brake adjustments, clutch adjustments, deck
adjustments, and normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to
use or exposure.
b. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
c. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States and/or Canada, and their
respective possessions and territories, except those sold through
Cub Cadet’s authorized channels of export distribution.
d. Replacement parts and\or accessories that are not genuine Cub
Cadet parts.
e. Transportation charges and service calls.
There are no implied warranties, including without limitation any
implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose. No warranties shall apply after the applicable period of
express written warranty above. No other express warranties beyond
those mentioned above, given by any person or entity, including a
dealer or retailer, with respect to any product, shall bind Cub Cadet.
The exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as
set forth above. The terms of this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale and/or lease of the products
covered hereby. Cub Cadet shall not be liable for any incidental or
consequential loss or damage including, without limitation, expenses
incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care services or for rental
expenses to temporarily replace a warranted product.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to
you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the
purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features of the
product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and liability for
loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others and
their property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original
purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a gift.
HOW LOCAL LAWS RELATE TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that
vary in different jurisdictions.
Cub Cadet LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019, Phone: 1-877-282-8684
MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, Phone: 1-800-668-1238
GDOC-100014 REV. B
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