Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty
Operator’s Manual
Self Propelled Mower — Model Series V460
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. 769-03729
(December 12, 2007)
1
To The Owner
Thank You
Thank you for purchasing a Lawn Mower 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.
This product has met the rigid safety standards of the Outdoor
Power Equipment Institute and an independent testing
laboratory. 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
Assembly & Set-Up................................................... 8
Controls & Features.................................................11
Operation.................................................................12
Maintenance & Adjustment..................................14
Service......................................................................16
Troubleshooting......................................................18
Illustrated Parts List............................................... 20
Warranty................................................................. 24
Record Product Information
Model Number
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 standing at the operator’s position and looking
down at the rear of the deck. This information will be necessary,
should you seek technical support via our web site, Customer
Support Department, or with a local authorized service dealer.
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 fingers, hands,
toes and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions
could result in serious injury or death.
General Operation
1.
Read this operator’s manual carefully in its entirety before
attempting to assemble this machine. Read, understand,
and follow all instructions on the machine and in the
manuals) before operation. Keep this manual in a safe
place for future and regular reference and for ordering
replacement parts
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 tripped over or picked up
and thrown by the blade. 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.
2.
Be completely familiar with the controls and the proper use
of this machine before operating it.
3.
This machine is a precision piece of power equipment,
not a plaything. Therefore, exercise extreme caution at all
times. This machine has been designed to perform one job:
to mow grass. Do not use it for any other purpose.
8.
To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury,
stay in operator zone behind handles and keep children,
bystanders, helpers and pets at least 75 feet from mower
while it is in operation. Stop machine if anyone enters area.
4.
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.
9.
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.
5.
Only responsible individuals who are familiar with these
rules of safe operation should be allowed to use this
machine.
10.
Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting
slacks and shirts. Shirts and pants that cover the arms
and legs and steel-toed shoes are recommended. Never
operate this machine in bare feet, sandals, slippery or lightweight (e.g. canvas) shoes.
11.
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the
cutting deck. Contact with blade can amputate fingers,
hands, toes and feet.
12.
A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade
contact or thrown object injuries.
13.
Many injuries occur as a result of the mower being pulled
over the foot during a fall caused by slipping or tripping.
Do not hold on to the mower if you are falling; release the
handle immediately.
14.
a.
Step back from mower to fully extend your arms.
b.
Be sure you are well balanced with sure footing.
c.
Pull the mower back slowly, no more than half way
toward you.
d.
Repeat these steps as needed.
15.
Do not operate the mower while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
16.
Do not engage the self-propelled mechanism on machines
so equipped while starting engine.
17.
The blade control handle is a safety device. Never attempt
to bypass its operation. Doing so makes the safety device
inoperative and may result in personal injury through
contact with the rotating blade. The blade control handle
must operate easily in both directions and automatically
return to the disengaged position when released.
18.
19.
Never operate the mower in wet grass. Always be sure of
your footing. A slip and fall can cause serious personal
injury. If you feel you are losing your footing, release the
blade control handle immediately and the blade will stop
rotating within three seconds.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light. Walk, never
run.
20.
Stop the blade when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
21.
If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop
the engine and check immediately for the cause. Vibration
is generally a warning of trouble.
22.
Shut the engine off and wait until the blade comes to
a complete stop before removing the grass catcher or
unclogging the chute. The cutting blade continues to
rotate for a few seconds after the blade control is released.
Never place any part of the body in the blade area until you
are sure the blade has stopped rotating.
When starting engine, pull cord slowly until resistance
is felt, then pull rapidly. Rapid retraction of starter cord
(kickback) will pull hand and arm toward engine faster than
you can let go. Broken bones, fractures, bruises or sprains
could result.
28.
If situations occur which are not covered in this manual,
use care and good judgement. Contact Customer Support
for assistance or the name of the nearest service dealer.
Slope Operation
Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents, which
can result in severe injury. Operation on slopes requires extra
caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, 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, do not mow it.
Do:
1.
Mow across the face of slopes; never up and down. Exercise
extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
2.
Watch for holes, ruts, rocks, hidden objects, or bumps
which can cause you to slip or trip. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
3.
Always be sure of your footing. A slip and fall can cause
serious personal injury. If you feel you are losing your
balance, release the blade control handle immediately and
the blade will stop rotating within three (3) seconds.
Do Not:
1.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments, you
could lose your footing or balance.
2.
Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees as shown on
the slope gauge.
3.
Do not mow on wet grass. Unstable footing could cause
slipping.
Children
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the
presence of children. Children are often attracted to the mower
and the mowing activity. They do not understand the dangers.
Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.
1.
Keep children out of the mowing area and under watchful
care of a responsible adult other than the operator.
2.
Be alert and turn mower off if a child enters the area.
Never operate mower without proper trail shield, discharge
cover, grass catcher, blade control handle or other safety
protective devices in place and working. Never operate
mower with damaged safety devices. Failure to do so can
result in personal injury.
3.
Before and while moving backwards, look behind and
down for small children.
4.
Use extreme care when approaching blind corners,
doorways, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
your vision of a child who may run into the mower.
24.
Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn. Do
not touch.
5.
Keep children away from hot or running engines. They can
suffer burns from a hot muffler.
25.
Never attempt to make a wheel or cutting height
adjustment while the engine is running.
6.
26.
Only use parts and accessories made for this machine by
the manufacturer. Failure to do so can result in personal
injury.
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 be trained and supervised by an
adult.
23.
Never pull the mower back toward you while you are
walking. If you must back the mower away from a wall or
obstruction first look down and behind to avoid tripping
and then follow these steps:
27.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Service
3.
Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent
intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually inspect blade
for damage (e.g., bent, cracked, worn) Replace blade with
the original equipment manufacture’s (O.E.M.) blade only,
listed in this manual. “Use of parts which do not meet the
original equipment specifications may lead to improper
performance and compromise safety!”
4.
Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade or
wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
Safe Handling Of Gasoline:
1.
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.
2.
Use only an approved gasoline container.
5.
3.
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.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
6.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
4.
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.
7.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire and ground against the engine.
Thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage. Repair the
damage before starting and operating the mower.
5.
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.
8.
Never attempt to make a wheel or cutting height
adjustment while the engine is running.
9.
6.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources
of ignition.
7.
Never fuel machine indoors because flammable vapors will
accumulate in the area.
8.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while engine is hot or
running. Allow engine to cool at least two minutes before
refueling.
Grass catcher components, discharge cover, and trail shield
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!”
9.
Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than 1 inch
below bottom of filler neck to provide for fuel expansion.
10.
10.
Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
Do not change the engine’s governor setting or over-speed
the engine. The governor controls the maximum safe
operating speed of the engine.
11.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment.
Move machine to another area. Wait 5 minutes before
starting engine.
11.
Check fuel line, tank, cap, and fittings frequently for cracks
or leaks. Replace if necessary.
12.
Do not crank engine with spark plug removed.
12.
Never store the machine or fuel container near an open
flame, spark or pilot light as on a water heater, space
heater, furnace, clothes dryer or other gas appliances.
13.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
14.
13.
To reduce fire hazard, keep machine free of grass, leaves,
or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spillage and
remove any fuel soaked debris.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations. Improper
disposal of fluids and materials can harm the environment.
14.
Allow machine to cool at least 5 minutes before storing.
General Service:
1.
2.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless
and deadly gas.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain the
blade and all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect the
spark plug wire and ground against the engine to prevent
unintended starting.
Do not modify engine
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.
Notice Regarding Emissions
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) and Three Way Catalyst (TWC) if so equipped.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
Spark Arrestor
Average Useful Life
Warning: This machine 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 engine authorized service dealer or contact the service
department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.
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 140
hours of operation. At the end of the Average Useful Life, buy
a new machine or 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.
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!
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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(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. Operate walk-behind mowers across the face of slopes, never
up and down slopes.
Section 2 — Important Safe Operation Practices
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Assembly & Set-Up
Contents of Carton
•
One Lawn Mower
•
One Lawn Mower Operator’s Manual •
One Bottle of Oil
•
One Grass Catcher
•
One Engine Operator’s Manual
One Hardware Pack
•
One Side Discharge Chute
Assembly
2.
NOTE: This unit is shipped without gasoline or oil in the engine.
Fill up gasoline and oil as instructed in the accompanying engine
manual BEFORE operating your mower.
Handle
1.
Remove any packing material which may be between
upper and lower handles.
a.
Pull up and back on upper handle as shown in Fig.
3-1. Make certain the lower handle is seated securely
into the handle mounting brackets. Do not crimp
cables while lifting the handle up.
•
Insert a carriage bolt from the hardware pack into the
upper hole on the handle mounting bracket. Secure with
one plastic wing nut, also included in the hardware pack.
Repeat on other side with remaining items from hardware
pack. See Fig. 3-2.
Hardware Pack
Carriage Bolts (2)
Wing Nuts (2)
A
Figure 3-2
B
Figure 3-1
b.
Tighten star knobs to secure upper handle to lower
handle. Make sure that each carriage bolt is seated
properly in the handle.
3.
The rope guide is attached to the right side of the upper
handle. See Fig. 3-3. Loosen the wing nut which secures the
rope guide.
b.
Slip plastic channel of grass bag over hooks on the
frame. See Fig. 3-4. All the plastic channels except
center top of bag attach from outside of bag.
A
A
B
D
C
C
B
Figure 3-4
Figure 3-3
4.
a.
Hold blade control against upper handle.
b.
Pull starter rope out of the engine. Release blade
control.
c.
Slip starter rope into rope guide.
d.
Tighten wing nut.
c.
2.
Attach center top of bag from inside of bag.
Follow the steps below to attach the grass catcher:
a.
Lift rear discharge door. See Fig. 3-5.
Insert post on cable tie into hole provided on the lower
handle. Pull cable tie tight and trim excess.
Grass Catcher
1.
Follow steps below to assemble the grass catcher. Make
certain bag is turned right side out before assembling
(warning label will be on the outside).
a.
B
A
Place bag over frame so that its black plastic side is
at the bottom.
Figure 3-5
b.
Place grass catcher on the pivot rod. Let go of
discharge door so that it rests on the grass catcher.
WARNING: Never operate mower unless the hooks
on the grass catcher are firmly seated on the pivot
rod and the rear discharge door rests firmly against
top of the grass catcher.
Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
Side Discharge Chute
Adjustments
Your mower is shipped as a mulcher. To convert to side
discharge, make sure grass catcher is off of the unit and rear
discharge door is closed.
Cutting Height
1.
On the side of the mower, lift the mulching plug. See
Figure 3-6.
Each wheel has a height adjustment lever to change the cutting
height of the mower. Refer to Fig. 3-7.
1
2
1
2
3
Figure 3-7
Figure 3-6
2.
1.
Depress height adjustment lever towards wheel.
Slide two hooks of side discharge chute under hinge pin on
mulching plug assembly. Lower the mulching plug.
2.
Slide lever to desired position for a change in cutting
height.
NOTE: Do not remove side mulching plug at any time, even
when you are not mulching.
3.
Release lever towards deck.
IMPORTANT: All wheels must be placed in the same
relative position. For rough or uneven lawns, move the
height adjustment lever to a higher position. This will stop
scalping of grass.
Set-Up
Gas and Oil Fill-Up
Refer to the separate engine owner’s manual for additional
engine information.
1.
Add oil provided before starting unit for the first time out
of the box.
2.
Service the engine with gasoline as instructed in the
separate engine owner’s manual.
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.
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Section 3 — Assembly & Set-Up
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Controls and Features
Blade Control
Drive Control
Recoil Starter
Side Discharge
Chute
Mulch Plug
Cutting Height
Adjustment Levers
Figure 4-1
Blade Control
Mulch Plug
The blade control is attached to the upper handle of the mower.
Depress and squeeze it against the upper handle to operate the
unit. Release it to stop engine and blade.
The mulch plug is used for mulching purposes. Instead of
collecting the grass clippings in a grass catcher or using the
side discharge chute, some mower models have the option
of recirculating the clippings back to the lawn. This is called
mulching.
WARNING: This blade control is a safety device.
Never attempt to bypass its operations.
Drive Control
The drive control is located on top of the upper handle and is
used to engage the drive. Squeeze it against the upper handle
to engage the drive; release it to slow down or stop mower from
propelling.
Side Discharge Chute
Your mower is shipped as a mulcher. To discharge the grass
clippings to the side instead, follow the instructions in the
Assembly & Set-Up section to attach the side discharge chute.
Warning: Keep hands and feet away from the
chute area on cutting deck. Refer to warning label
on the unit.
Cutting Height Adjustment Levers
Recoil Starter
One adjustment lever is located on each wheel and is used to
adjust the cutting height. All four levers have to be at the same
relative position to ensure a uniform cut.
The recoil starter is attached to the right upper handle. Stand
behind the unit and pull the recoil starter rope to start the unit.
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5
Operation
Starting Engine
WARNING: Be sure no one other than the operator
3
is standing near the lawn mower while starting
engine or operating mower. Never run engine
indoors or in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas.
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an
odorless and deadly gas. Keep hands, feet, hair and
loose clothing away from any moving parts on
engine and lawn mower.
1.
If equipped, place the fuel valve lever found on the left side
of the engine into the ON (OPEN) position. See Fig. 5-1.
2.
Move the choke lever (if equipped) all the way backward
into the choke position.
3.
4.
Standing behind the mower, squeeze the blade control
against upper handle. The choke (if equipped) will now
begin to slowly return to the off choke position after
activating the blade control. Therefore, quickly move onto
step four below.
Holding these two handles together firmly, grasp recoil
starter handle and pull rope out with a rapid, continuous,
full arm stroke. See Fig. 5-1. Keeping a firm grip on the
starter handle let the rope rewind slowly. Repeat until
engine cranks. Let the rope rewind each time slowly.
Stopping Engine
1.
Release blade control to stop the engine and blade.
WARNING: Wait for the blade to stop completely
before performing any work on the mower or to
remove the grass catcher.
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4
1
2
OFF
ON
Figure 5-1
Using Your Lawn Mower
Using Grass Catcher
Be sure lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wire, or other objects
which could damage lawn mower or engine. Such objects could
be accidently thrown by the mower in any direction and cause
serious personal injury to the operator and others.
You can use the grass catcher to collect clippings while you are
operating the mower.
1.
1.
Attach grass catcher following instructions in the
“Assembly & Set-Up” section. Grass clippings will
automatically collect in bag as you run mower. Operate
mower till grass bag is full.
WARNING: The operation of any lawn mower can
2.
result in foreign objects being thrown into the eyes,
which can damage your eyes severely. Always wear
safety glasses while operating the mower, or while
performing any adjustments or repairs on it.
Stop engine completely by releasing the blade control.
Make sure that the unit has come to a complete stop.
3.
Lift discharge door and pull grass bag up and away from
the mower to remove the bag. Dispose of the grass
clippings and reinstall the bag when complete.
Once the engine is running, squeeze the drive control
against the upper handle to propel mower.
Using as Mulcher
For mulching grass, remove the grass catcher and side discharge
chute from the mower. For effective mulching, do not cut wet
grass. If the grass has been allowed to grow in excess of four
inches, mulching is not recommended. Use the grass catcher to
bag clippings instead.
WARNING: If you strike a foreign object, stop the
engine. Remove wire from the spark plug,
thoroughly inspect mower for any damage, and
repair damage before restarting and operating.
Extensive vibration of mower during operation is an
indication of damage. The unit should be promptly
inspected and repaired.
Section 5 — Operation
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Maintenance & Adjustments
Maintenance
2.
Lubricate the wheels at least once a season with light oil (or
motor oil). If wheels are removed for any reason, lubricate
surface of the pivot arm and inner surface of the wheel
with light oil. See Fig. 6-1.
General Recommendations
•
Always observe safety rules when performing any
maintenance.
3.
•
The warranty on this lawn mower does not cover items that
have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence. To
receive full value from warranty, operator must maintain
the lawn mower as instructed here.
Lubricate the torsion spring and pivot points on the rear
discharge door and side mulch plug periodically with light
oil to prevent rust. See Fig. 6-1.
4.
The transmission is pre-lubricated and sealed at the factory
and does not require lubrication.
Follow the accompanying engine manual for lubrication
schedule and instruction for engine lubrication.
•
Changing of engine-governed speed will void engine
warranty.
5.
•
All adjustments should be checked at least once each
season.
Deck Care
•
Periodically check all fasteners and make sure these are
tight.
Clean underside of the mower deck after each use to prevent
build-up of grass clippings or other debris. Follow steps below
for this job.
WARNING: Always stop engine, disconnect spark
1.
plug, and ground against engine before performing
any type of maintenance on your machine.
Disconnect spark plug wire. Drain gasoline from lawn
mower or place a piece of plastic under the gas cap.
2.
Tip mower so that it rests on the housing. Keep the side
with the air cleaner facing up. Hold mower firmly.
Lubrication
1.
WARNING: Never tip the mower more than 90º in
Lubricate pivot points on the blade and drive controls
at least once a season with light oil. These controls must
operate freely in both directions. See Fig. 6-1.
any direction and do not leave the mower tipped for
any length of time. Oil can drain into the upper part
of the engine causing a starting problem.
3.
Scrape and clean the underside of the deck with a suitable
tool. Do not spray with water.
IMPORTANT: Do not use a pressure washer or garden hose
to clean your unit. These may cause damage to bearings,
or the engine. The use of water will result in shortened life
and reduce serviceability.
4.
Put the mower back on its wheels on the ground. If you
had put plastic under the gas cap earlier, make sure to
remove it now.
Figure 6-1
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Engine Care
Replacing Rear Flap
A list of key engine maintenance jobs required for good
performance by the mower is given below. Follow the
accompanying engine manual for a detailed list and instructions.
1.
•
Maintain oil level as instructed in engine manual.
•
Service air cleaner every 25 hours under normal conditions.
Clean every few hours under extremely dusty conditions.
Poor engine performance and flooding usually indicates
that the air cleaner should be serviced. To service the air
cleaner, refer to the engine manual.
•
Clean spark plug and reset the gap once a season. Spark
plug replacement is recommended at the start of each
mowing season. Check engine manual for correct plug
type and gap specifications.
•
Clean engine regularly with a cloth or brush. Keep the
top of the engine clean to permit proper air circulation.
Remove all grass, dirt, and combustible debris from muffler
area.
To remove rear flap, lift rear door, and press flap in on
either side to remove from hole. See Fig. 6-2.
Figure 6-2
2.
Remove flap from opposite hole and replace with new flap
in the opposite order and manner of removal.
Section 6 — Maintenance & Adjustments
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7
Service
Blade Care
5.
Periodically inspect the blade adapter for cracks, especially if you
strike a foreign object. Replace when necessary. Follow the steps
below for blade service.
Lubricate the engine crankshaft and the inner surface of
the blade adapter with light oil. Slide the blade adapter
onto the engine crankshaft. Place the blade on the adapter
such that the side of the blade marked “Bottom” (or with
part number) faces the ground when the mower is in the
operating position. Make sure that the blade is aligned and
seated on the blade adapter flanges.
6.
Place blade bell support on the blade. Align notches on the
blade bell support with small holes in blade.
1.
Disconnect spark plug boot from spark plug. Turn mower
on its side making sure that the air filter and the carburetor
are facing up.
7.
Replace hex bolt and tighten hex bolt to torque: 450 in. lbs.
min., 600 in. lbs. max.
2.
Remove the bolt and the blade bell support which hold the
blade and the blade adapter to the engine crankshaft. See
Fig. 7-1.
WARNING: When removing the cutting blade for
sharpening or replacement, protect your hands with
a pair of heavy gloves or use a heavy rag to hold the
blade.
To ensure safe operation of your mower, periodically check the
blade bolt for correct torque.
Belt Care
1.
Remove two shoulder screws securing front drive cover to
mower deck. See Figure 7-2. Press inward on sides of front
drive cover and release tabs that secure it to the height
adjuster brackets. Remove drive cover from mower.
A
B
Blade
Blade
Adapter
C
Blade Bell
Support
Bolt
Figure 7-1
3.
Remove blade and adapter from the crankshaft. See Fig.
7-1.
Figure 7-2
NOTE: When removing these items, the wave washer may
also break free from the crankshaft. Be sure to make note of
the orientation of this item for reassembly.
4.
Remove blade from the adapter for testing balance.
Balance the blade on a round shaft screwdriver to check.
Remove metal from the heavy side until it balances evenly.
When sharpening the blade, follow the original angle of
grind. Grind each cutting edge equally to keep the blade
balanced.
WARNING: An unbalanced blade will cause
2.
a.
Pull up on the belt keeper wire.
b.
Pivot it out away from the drive pulley. See Figure
7-2 inset.
c.
Roll the belt off the transmission pulley.
Tip mower on its side with the air filter up to access belt
from underside of mower and remove blade as described
in the previous section. Refer to Fig. 7-1.
excessive vibration when rotating at high speeds. It
may cause damage to mower and could break
causing personal injury.
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3.
Press inward on tab on the engine baffle to release it from
the baffle bracket. See Fig. 7-3.
5.
Replace with new belt, making sure belt is firmly seated on
engine pulley while pulling from the other side and sliding
it around the transmission pulley.
6.
Reattach engine baffle and reassemble blade as described
in the previous section.
7.
Turn mower back over and make sure belt is seated on the
transmission pulley. Pivot the belt keeper wire back into its
operating position and snap into the slot provided.
8.
Reassemble front drive cover.
Off-Season Storage
The following steps should be taken to prepare your lawn mower
for storage.
•
Clean and lubricate mower thoroughly as described in the
lubrication instructions.
•
Do not use a pressure washer or garden hose to clean your
unit.
•
Coat mower’s cutting blade with chassis grease to prevent
rusting.
•
Refer to engine manual for correct engine storage
instructions.
•
Store mower in a dry, clean area. Do not store next to
corrosive materials, such as fertilizer.
Figure 7-3
4.
Slide belt off of engine pulley and thread through the
opening in the deck. See Figure 7-4.
When storing any type of power equipment in a poorly
ventilated or metal storage shed, care should be taken to
rust-proof the equipment. Using a light oil or silicone, coat the
equipment, especially cables and all moving parts of your lawn
mower before storage.
Figure 7-4
NOTE: When removing these items, the wave washer may
also break free from the crankshaft. Be sure to make note of
the orientation of this item for reassembly.
Section 7 — Service
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8
Troubleshooting
Problem
Engine Fails to start
Cause
Remedy
1. Blade control disengaged.
1. Engage blade control.
2. Spark plug boot disconnected.
2. Connect wire to spark boot.
3. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
3. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
4. Engine not primed (if equipped with primer).
4. Prime engine as instructed in the Operation
section.
5. Faulty spark plug.
5. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
6. Blocked fuel line.
6. Clean fuel line.
7. Engine flooded.
7. Wait a few minutes to restart, but do not
prime.
8. Fuel valve (if equipped) closed.
8. Open fuel valve. See engine manual.
9. Engine not choked (if equipped with choke).
9. Choke engine. See engine manual.
10. Burnt fuse. (Electric Start only)
10. Replace fuse (see Service Section).
1. Spark plug boot loose.
1. Connect and tighten spark plug boot.
2. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
2. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean, fresh
gasoline.
3. Vent in gas cap plugged.
3. Clear vent.
4. Water or dirt in fuel system.
4. Drain fuel tank. Refill with fresh fuel.
5. Dirty air cleaner.
5. Refer to engine manual.
6. Unit running with CHOKE (if equipped)
applied.
6. Push CHOKE knob in.
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Air flow restricted.
2. Clean area around and on top of engine.
Occasional skips
(hesitates) at
high speed
1. Spark plug gap too close.
1. Adjust gap to .030”.
Idles poorly
1. Spark plug fouled, faulty, or gap too wide.
1. Reset gap to .030” or replace spark plug.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
2. Refer to engine manual.
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
1. Tighten blade and adapter. Balance blade.
2. Bent cutting blade.
2. See an authorized service dealer.
1. Wet grass.
1. Do not mow when grass is wet; wait until
later to cut.
2. Excessively high grass.
2. Mow once at a high cutting height, then
mow again at desired height or make a
narrower cutting path.
3. Dull blade.
3. Sharpen or replace blade.
Engine runs erratic
Engine overheats
Excessive Vibration
Mower will not
mulch grass
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8
Troubleshooting
Problem
Uneven cut
Mower will not self propel
Cause
Remedy
1. Wheels not positioned correctly.
1. Place all four wheels in same height position
(if equipped with individual height adjusters).
2. Dull blade.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
1. Belt not installed properly.
1. Check belt for proper pulley installation and
movement.
2. Debris clogging drive operation.
2. Stop engine, disconnect spark plug boot,
and clean out debris.
3. Damaged or worn belt.
3. Inspect and replace belt.
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Model Series V460
18
7
1
23
16
22
12
8
13
15
14
17
19
2
49
28
48
20
25
10
47
31
5
26
65
11
29
39
51
3
52
27
21
60
68
4
64
41
57
40
46
45
53
24
55
70
55
69
58
72
60
71
54
43
50 66
62
55
63
67
73
56
55
59
74
38
43
9
33
37
6
42
61
44
30
35
36
20
32
34
Model Series V460
Ref
No.
Part Number
Description
Ref
No.
41
710-04329
Screw, .159 OD x .610
Part Number
Description
1
753-05096A
Drive Control Assembly
2
749-0928A
Lower Handle
42
787-01593
Engine Baffle Bracket
3
710-0703
Carriage Bolt 1/4-20
43
736-0447
Washer, Wave, 1.5 x 1.0 x .029
4
617-04377A
Transmission Assembly
44
731-06029
Engine Baffle
5
731-05865
Rear Discharge Door
45
710-0599
TT Screw 1/4-20 x 0.5
6
754-04082A
V-Belt
46
736-0270
Bell Washer.265 x 0.75
7
747-1161A
Blade Control
47
17032A
Deflector Chute Adapter
8
749-04206A
Upper Handle
48
732-1014
Torsion Spring
9
731-04177
Chute Deflector
49
747-0710
Hinge Pin
10
687-02055
Mulch Plug Complete
50
687-02347
Bearing Assembly
11
732-04090A
Torsion Spring - RH
51
787-01278
21” Deck
52
687-02194A
Height Adjustment Ass’y - RH
687-02193A
Height Adjustment Ass’y - LH
12
747-04080A
Grass Bag Frame
13
720-0279
Handle Knob
14
720-04072
Handle Knob
53
750-04405
Sleeve Spacer, 1.8” Lg.
710-0216
Hex Screw, 3/8-16 x.75
15
710-1205
Eye Bolt
54
16
746-1113
Control Cable
55
712-04065
Flange Lock Nut, 3/8-16
17
710-1174
Carriage Bolt 5/16-18 x 2.0
56
782-5002B
Front Baffle
18
731-05564
Bail Cover
57
732-04294
Belt Keeper Wire
19
726-0240
Cable Tie
58
750-04404
Sleeve Spacer, 9.10” Lg.
20
732-04089A
Torsion Spring - LH
59
687-02334
Pivot Plate Assembly
21
710-0654A
Self-Tapping Sems Screw
60
720-0426
Adjustment Knob
22
746-04206A
Drive Cable
61
734-04223
Front Wheel, 8 x 2.125
23
664-04054
Grassbag
62
710-04531
Screw, 1/4-20 x .390
63
717-1762
Gear 14T RH FWD
717-1761
Gear 14T LH FWD
24
710-1650
Shoulder Screw # 12 -24
25
747-04587
Pivot Rod
26
710-1241
Screw, 1/4-15 x 1.00
64
710-1652
TT Scr. w/Washer 1/4-20 x.625
27
732-04317
Extension Spring
65
687-02271A
Handle Bracket Assembly - RH
687-02270A
Handle Bracket Assembly - LH
66
715-0221
Dowel Pin
28
731-05642
Rear Trailing Shield
29
731-04150C
Rear Baffle
30
731-0982A
Hub Cap
67
736-0474
Washer
68
687-02333
Pivot Arm Assembly - RH
687-02332
Pivot Arm Assembly - LH
31
712-0397
Wing Nut
32
731-05013A
Transmission Cover
33
748-04082
Blade Adapter
69
732-04175
Rear Spring Lever
34
742-0741
21” Mulching Blade
70
738-04266
Shoulder Scr., 500 Dia. x. 385
35
736-0524B
Blade Bell Support
71
734-04226
Rear Wheel, 8 x 2.125
36
710-1257
Hex Screw 3/8-24 x 2.50
72
787-01298
Height Adjuster Plate - RH
787-01299
Height Adjuster Plate - LH
732-0706
Front Lever - RH
732-0707
Front Lever - LH
716-0102
Snap Ring
37
782-7551A
Wheel Dust Cap
38
656-04045
Drive Pulley Assembly
39
787-01258A
Cable Mount Bracket
40
710-0896
Screw, 1/4-14 x .625
73
74
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Notes
22
Notes
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CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
walk-behind mowerS
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.
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”).
Cub Cadet warrants this product (excluding its Normal Wear Parts
and Batteries, as described below) against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of three (3) years, 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 and wheels.
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.
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, commercial
use, 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:
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.
In Canada:
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, call 1-800-6681238 or log on to our website at www.mtdcanada.com.
Without limiting the foregoing, this limited warranty does not provide
coverage in the following cases:
a. The engine or component parts thereof. These items may carry a
separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable manufacturer’s warranty for terms and conditions.
b. 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.
c. Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
d. 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.
e. Replacement parts and\or accessories that are not genuine Cub
Cadet parts.
f. Transportation charges and service calls.
g. Cub Cadet does not warrant this product for commercial use.
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
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