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TRACTORS
Model Numbers
RZT 50
RZT 54
IMPORTANT:
READ SAFETY
(w/50" Mower
Deck)
(w/54" Mower
Deck)
RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS
CAREFULLY
Warning:
This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forestcovered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting
apphcable local or state laws (if any) If a spark arrester is used, it should be mamtatned m effective working order by the operator
In the State of Cahfornta the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the Cahfornta Pubhc 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 engme authonzed
servtce dealer or contact the servtce department,
CUB CADET
LLC
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
P.O. BOX 361131
P O Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohto 44136-0019
CLEVELAND,
OHIO 44136-0019
[www.cubcadet.com
FORM NO. 769-02750A
(04/07)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TRACTOR PREPARATION ....................................................................................................
IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES ....................................................................
SAFETY DECALS AND LABELS ...........................................................................................
SLOPE GAUGE ......................................................................................................................
TO THE OWNER ....................................................................................................................
CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION ......................................................................................
RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION ...........................................
SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES .........................................................................
SECTION 2: OPERATION ....................................................................................................
SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS ..............................................................................................
SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE ...............................................................................................
SECTION 5: MOWER DECK ................................................................................................
SECTION 6: ENGINE MANUAL ............................................................................................
WARRANTIES ......................................................................................................................
TRACTOR
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7
8
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PREPARATION
Remove the upper crating material from the shipping
pallet, and cut any bands or tie straps securing the tractor to the pallet.
4.
Align the grooves in the seat adjust spacers with
the sides of the adjustment slots in the pivot
bracket.
Use the lift handle to raise the deck to its highest position; engage the transmission bypass rods (Refer to
SECTION 1, CONTROLS AND FEATURES); and carefully roll the tractor off the shipping pallet. Disengage the
bypass rods.
5.
Slide the seat adjust spacers into the slots of the
pivot bracket.
6.
Continue to push the seat forward in the pivot
bracket until the front/left shoulder bolt of the seat
assembly passes forward of the stop bracket on
the seat pivot bracket. See Figure 1.
Remove the deck wash system nozzle adapter and oil
drain tube from the manual bag and store for future use.
INSTALL OPERATOR'S
SEAT
Use the seat adjust lever to adjust the seat position. Refer to "Adjusting the Operator's Seat" in Section 3 for
seat adjustment instructions.
The operator's seat was partially inserted into the seat
pivot bracket for shipping purposes. To install the seat
proceed as follows:
1.
Cut any straps securing the seat assembly and the
drive control levers to the tractor. Remove any
packing material.
NOTE: The seat is partially inserted into the slots of the
seat pivot bracket. If the seat does not become disengaged from the pivot bracket when removing the packaging material, the pivot bracket may be pivoted upward
and the seat pushed into place as described in step 6. If
the seat does disengage the pivot bracket, install the
seat as instructed in steps 2 through 6.
2.
Pivot the seat pivot bracket partially upward. Refer
to Figure 1.
3.
Note the grooves in the seat adjust spacers
attached to the bottom of the seat, then lift the seat
and position above and to the rear of the pivot
bracket.
Seat
Seat
Bracket
Seat
Adjust
Spacer
Front/Left
Shoulder Bolt
Stop Bracket
Figure 1
Seat Adjust
Lever
POSITION DRIVE CONTROL LEVERS
CONNECT THE BATTERY
The drive control levers of the tractor are lowered for
shipping purposes. To accomplish this, the flange lock
nut, hex screw, and flat washer normally used to secure
each control lever to its pivot bracket are removed. The
hardware is then installed in the slotted hole of each
control lever for shipment. The control levers must be
moved to their operating position. To reposition the control levers for operation, proceed as follows:
•
Remove the hex screw, flat washer, and flange lock
nut from the slot of one of the drive control levers.
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Lift and swing that control lever upward until the
slotted hole in the lever bracket aligns with one of
the holes in the pivot bracket. Refer to Figure 2.
Slide the flat washer onto the hex screw. From the
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outside, insert the hex screw w/washer through the
control lever slot and the hole of the pivot bracket.
Secure with the flange lock nut. See Figure 2.
Flange Lock Nut
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Lever
related accessories contain lead and lead
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and
compounds. Wash hands after handling.
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The tractor is shipped with an activated sealed battery,
with the positive battery cable factory connected. The
negative cable must be connected.
Note: Make sure the ignition switch is in the "OFF" position before attaching the battery cable.
Pull the protective cap, if present, off the negative
terminal of the battery, and remove the hex cap
screw and nut from the free end of the negative battery cable.
.
Connect the negative battery cable (heavy black)
to negative terminal (NEG) of the battery using the
hex cap screw and nut. Slide the black terminal
cover over the negative terminal of the battery.
.
LOWER THE DECK DISCHARGE CHUTE
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Pivot
Bracket
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Slotted
Hole
Figure 2
without
the Never
discharge
chute
and
WARNING:
operate
the installed
mower deck
in the down position.
Locate the shipping brace and tag, if present, between
the chute deflector and the cutting deck. Holding the
chute deflector fully upward, remove the shipping by
grasping it and rotating it clockwise. Lower the chute deflector. See Figure 3.
RZT50 DECK SHOWN
Chute Deflector
•
Note the relative position of the control lever to the
pivot bracket, then repeat the previous steps to
reposition the other control lever in approximately
the same position.
•
Refer to "Adjusting the Drive Control Levers" in
Section 3 for instructions on final adjustment of the
levers.
Shipping Brace
Figure 3
WARNING
•
The engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
•
This unit 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 to federal lands. A spark arrester muffler is available
at your nearest engine authorized service center.
IMPORTANT
SAFE OPERATION
PRACTICES
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 YOUR UNIT. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT
IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL-- _
HEED ITS WARNING.
DANGER
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I.
1.
,
,
,
Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation
in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the
part of the operator can result in injury. This lawn mower is capable of amputating
hands and feet or throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury or death.
GENERAL OPERATION
Read, understand and follow all instructions in the
manual and on the machine before starting. Keep
this manual in a safe place for future and regular
reference.
Only allow responsible individuals familiar with
the instructions to operate the machine. Know the
controls and how to stop the machine quickly.
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7.
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Do not put hands or feet under the cutting deck or
near rotating parts.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys,
wire, etc. which could be picked up and thrown by
the blades. A small object may have been
overlooked and could be accidentally thrown by
the mower in any direction and cause injury to
you or a bystander. To help avoid a thrown
objects injury, keep children, animals, bystanders
and helpers at least 75 feet from the mower while
it is in operation. Always wear safety glasses with
side shields or safety goggles during operation or
while performing an adjustment or repair, to
protect eyes from foreign objects. Stop the blades
when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
,
Be sure the area is clear of other people before
mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Disengage the blades before shifting into reverse
and backing up. Always look down and behind
before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower and
direction and do not point
operate the mower without
catcher or the chute guard
attachment discharge
it at anyone. Do not
either the entire grass
in place.
Slow down before turning. Operate the machine
smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive
speed.
10. Never leave a running machine unattended.
Always turn off the blades, place the transmission
in neutral, set the parking brake, stop the engine
and remove key before dismounting.
11. Turn off blades when not mowing.
12. Stop the engine and wait until the blades come to
a complete stop before (a) removing the grass
catcher or unclogging chute, or (b) making any
repairs, adjusting or removing any grass or debris.
13.Mowonlyin daylightor goodartificiallight.
14.Do not operatethe machinewhile under the
influenceofalcoholor drugs.
15.Watchfortrafficwhenoperatingnearor crossing
roadways.
16.Use extra carewhen loadingor unloadingthe
machineintoa trailerortruck.Thisunitshouldnot
bedrivenupor downa rampontoa trailerortruck
under power,becausethe unit could tip over
causingseriouspersonalinjury.Theunitmustbe
pushedmanuallyon a rampto load or unload
properly.
17.Nevermakea cuttingheightadjustment
whilethe
engineis runningiftheoperatormustdismountto
doso.
18.Wearsturdy,rough-soled
workshoesandclosefittingslacksandshirts.Donotwearloosefitting
clothesor jewelry.Theycanbecaughtin moving
parts.Neveroperatea unitin barefeet,sandals
or sneakers.
19.Checkoverhead
clearance
carefullybeforedriving
underpowerlines,wires,bridgesor lowhanging
tree branches, before entering or leaving
buildings,or in any other situationwherethe
operatormay be struckor pulledfromthe unit,
whichcouldresultin seriousinjury.
20. Disengageall attachmentclutches, set the
parkingbrakein the on position,andput the lap
bars to the neutral or out position before
attempting
to startthe engine.
21. Yourmoweris designedtocutnormalresidential
grass of a height no morethan 10". Do not
attemptto mowthroughunusuallytall, drygrass
(e.g.pasture)or pilesof dry leaves.Debrismay
builduponthe mowerdeckorcontactthe engine
exhaustpresenting
a potentialfire hazard.
22. Useonlyaccessories
approvedforthis machine
by Cub Cadet. Read, understand and follow all
instructions
accessory.
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provided
with
the
approved
SLOPE OPERATION
DO:
Mow across slopes, not up and down.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.
Rapid acceleration or deceleration could cause the
front of the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards, which could cause serious injury.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If the tires are
unable to maintain traction, disengage the blades and
proceed slowly and carefully straight down the slope.
Do not mow the slope until able to maintain traction.
Use slow speed. Choose a low enough speed so that
you will not have to stop while on the slope.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could
overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for counterweights with attachments to improve stability.
Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine.
DO NOT:
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then turn
slowly and use extra care while turning.
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments.
The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could
cause sliding.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
Do not use the grass catcher on steep slopes.
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III. CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert
to the presence of children. Children are often
attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
Never assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
,
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
unit on a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is greater
than 15 ° as shown on the slope gauge, do not operate
this unit on that area or serious injury could result.
,
Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of an adult other than the operator.
Be alert and turn the machine off if children enter
the area.
3.
Before and when backing up, look behind and
down for small children.
4.
Never carry children, even with the blades off.
They may fall off and be seriously injured or may
interfere with safe machine operation.
5. Never allow children under 14 years old to
operatethe machine.Children14yearsandover
shouldonly operatethe machineunderclose
parentalsupervision
andproperinstruction.
6. Useextracarewhenapproaching
blindcorners,
shrubs,treesor otherobjectsthatmayobscure
yourvisionof a childor otherhazard.
7. Removethe key when the machineis left
unattended
to preventunauthorized
operation.
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IV. SERVICE
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Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are extremely flammable and the
vapors are explosive.
a.
Use only an approved container.
b.
Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow the engine to cool at least
two minutes before refueling.
c.
d.
e.
f.
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3.
4.
5.
Replace the fuel cap securely and wipe off any
spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may
cause a fire or explosion.
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other sources of ignition.
Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel
vapors will accumulate in the area.
Never store the fuel container or machine
inside where there is an open flame or spark,
such as a gas hot water heater, space heater
or furnace.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine,
remove the wire from the spark plug and
thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage.
Repair the damage
before
restarting
and
operating the mower.
9.
Grass catcher components are subject to wear,
damage and deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. For
your safety protection,
frequently check the
components
and replace with manufacturer's
recommended parts when necessary.
10. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blades or wear gloves, and use extra caution
when servicing blades.
11. Check the park brake operation frequently. Adjust
and service as required.
12. Muffler, engine and belt guards become hot
during operation and can cause a burn. Allow to
cool down before touching.
13. Do not change the engine governor settings or
overspeed the engine. Excessive engine speeds
are dangerous.
14. Observe proper disposal laws and regulations.
Improper disposal of fluids and materials can
harm the environment and the ecology.
a.
Prior to disposal,
contact
your
local
Environmental
Protection
Agency
to
determine the proper method for disposing of
the waste. Recycling centers are established
to properly dispose of materials in an
environmentally safe fashion.
b.
Use proper containers when draining fluids.
Do not use food or beverage containers that
may mislead someone into drinking from
them. Properly dispose of the containers immediately following the draining of fluids.
Never run a machine inside a closed area.
To reduce fire hazard, keep the machine free of
grass, leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up
oil or fuel spillage. Allow the machine to cool at
least 5 minutes before storing.
Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting, make
certain the blade and all moving parts have
stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire, and
keep the wire away from the spark plug to prevent
accidental starting.
Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at frequent intervals for proper tightness. Also visually
inspect blades for damage (e.g., excessive wear,
bent, cracked). Replace with blades which meet
original equipment specifications.
6.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure
the equipment is in safe working condition.
7.
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their
proper operation regularly. Use all guards as
instructed in this manual.
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8.
C,
DO NOT pour oil or other fluids into the
ground, down a drain or into a stream, pond,
lake, or other body of water. Observe Environmental Protection Agency regulations when
disposing of oil, fuel, coolant, brake fluid, filters, batteries, tires and other harmful waste.
15. With the exception of utilizing the deck wash
feature, we do not recommend the use of a
pressure washer or garden hose to clean your
tractor. Water may cause damage to electrical
components; pulleys; bearings; or the engine.
The use of water will result in shortened life and
reduce serviceability.
read,
understand
and follow
the warnings and instructions
in this
and onmachine
the machine.
WARNING
- YOUR
RESPONSIBILITY:
Restrict the
use manual
of this power
to persons who
SAFETY
DECALS AND LABELS
Keep product safety graphics (decals) clean. Replace any safety graphic that is damaged, destroyed, missing, painted over or can no longer be read. Replacement safety graphics are available through your dealer.
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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ASIDE OPERATOR'S SEAT
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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).
A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walk-behind mower on such a slope, it is
extremely difficult to maintain your footing and you could slip, resulting in serious injury.
Operate RZT zero turn tractors across the face of slopes rather than up and down. Begin with the first pass
across the bottom of the slope and turn uphill at the end of each pass whenever possible.
TO THE OWNER
This Operator's Manual is an important part of your new tractor. The information contained in this manual has been
prepared in detail to help you better understand the features, correct operation, adjustments, and maintenance of
your tractor. The performance and dependability of this tractor rely greatly on the manner in which it is operated and
maintained. Therefore, it is recommended that all operators of the tractor carefully read this manual and fully understand its operation. Also keep the manual available for reference to ensure proper operation, and that maintenance
procedures are performed as scheduled to assure the tractor's optimal mechanical condition.
NOTE: All references to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and REAR, unless specifically stated otherwise, indicate that relative position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the operator's seat.
CAUTION: DO NOT tow your RZT model tractor. Towing may damage the transmissions. Place the tractor on a
LEVEL SURFACE before pulling the transmission bypass rods to the engaged position (transmission disengaged).
Your local authorized Cub Cadet dealer is interested in the performance you receive from your tractor, and with the
maintenance needed to ensure the satisfactory operation of your tractor. The dealer has trained service personnel
familiar with the latest servicing information, is equipped with the latest tools, and has a complete line of genuine
Cub Cadet service parts which assure proper fit and high quality.
CALLING
SERVICE
INFORMATION
The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, and
specifications.
If you have difficulties with the tractor and/or equipment; have any questions regarding the operation or maintenance
of this equipment; or desire additional information not found in this manual, contact your nearest authorized Cub
Cadet dealer. If you need assistance in locating a dealer in your area, contact the Customer Dealer Referral Line by
calling:
1-877-282-8684
Or you may contact Cub Cadet via the intemet by logging on to our Web Site at:
www.cubcadet.com
To obtain top performance and assure economical operation, the tractor should be inspected by your authorized
dealer periodically or at least once a year, depending on its hours of use. Before calling your dealer, make sure that
you have your model number(s) and manufacturing date available for the dealer.
RECORDING
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER
INFORMATION
Product identification plates are provided for major components of your tractor. The numbers on these plates are
important if your tractor should require dealer service, or if you need additional information on your tractor. Prior to
using your tractor for the first time, record the numbers from the identification plates in the appropriate spaces provided below.
The chassis model plate, showing the factory model number and Mfg. Date (See Figure 4) can be found either on
the underside of the seat mounting base or on the right frame rail near the right front tire.
The engine information appears on a decal and label affixed to each side of the engine blower housing.
Model
Family I.D.
Factory Model No.
Mfg. Date-S/N
Displacement
Delivery Date
Date of Mfg.
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SECTION
1" CONTROLS
AND FEATURES
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A. Deck Height Index
B. Deck Lift Handle
C. RH and LH Drive Control Levers
J. Seat Adjustment Lever (Not Seen)
K. Fuel Tank Cap
L. Hour Meter/Indicator Panel
D. Ignition Switch
E. PTO Switch
M. Throttle Control
N. Choke Control
F. Transmission
G. Cup Holder
Bypass Rod (Not Shown)
O. Parking Brake Engagement Lever
P. Trans. Oil Expansion Reservoir (RZT 54 Only)
H. Storage Tray
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NOTE: References
to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and
REAR indicate that position on the tractor when
facing forward while seated in the operator's seat.
A.
E.
Power Take-Off (PTO) Switch
The PTO switch is located on the RH console to the
right of the operator's seat.
Deck Height Index
The deck height index consists of six index notches
located on the front/right of the seat box frame. Each
notch corresponds to a 1/2 inch change in the deck
height position ranging from 1-1/2 inches at the lowest notch to 4 inches at the highest notch.
B.
Deck Lift Handle
The deck lift handle is located on the front/right of the
seat box frame, and is used to raise and lower the
mower deck.
Figure 7
The PTO switch operates the electric PTO clutch
mounted on the bottom of the engine crankshaft. Pull
the switch knob upward to engage the PTO clutch, or
push the knob downward to disengage the clutch.
Pull the handle to the left out of the index notch and
push downward to lower the deck, or pull upward to
raise the deck. When the desired height is attained,
move the lift handle to the right until fully in the index
notch.
C.
The PTO switch must be in the "disengaged"
when starting the engine.
RH and LH Drive Control Levers
The RH and LH control levers are located on each
side of the operator's seat. These hinged levers pivot
outward to open space to permit the operator to either
sit in the tractor seat, or to dismount the tractor. The
levers must be fully opened out and in the neutral
position to start the tractor engine.
F. Transmission
Bypass Rods (Not Shown)
The transmission bypass rods (one for each the RH
and LH transmission) are located beneath the frame
platform, just inside each rear wheel.
When engaged, the two rods open a bypass within the
hydrostatic transmissions, which allows the tractor to
be pushed short distances by hand. Refer to
SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE
for instructions on
Each lever controls the respective RH or LH transmission. Consequently, these levers control all of the
movements of the tractor. Driving and steering utilizing these control levers is quite different from
conventional tractors, and will take some practice to
master. Refer to SECTION 2: OPERATION
for
instructions on using the control levers.
D.
position
using the bypass feature.
WARNING:
Never tow your tractor.
Towing the tractor with the rear wheels
on the ground may cause severe damage
to the transmissions.
Ignition Switch
The ignition switch is located on the RH console to
the right of the operator's seat.
G. Cup Holder
The ignition switch has three positions as follow:
The cup holder is located toward the rear of the RH
console to the right of the operator's seat.
H. Storage Tray
The storage tray is located at the rear of the RH
console.
J.
Seat Adjustment
Lever (Not Seen)
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
SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS
for instructions on
Figure 6
OFF - The engine and electrical system is turned off.
ON - The tractor electrical system is energized.
adjusting the seat position.
START- The starter motor will turn over the engine.
Release the key immediately when the
engine starts
K.
Fuel Tank Cap
The fuel tank cap is located at the rear of the LH
console. Turn the cap counterclockwise to unscrew
and remove from the fuel tank. Always re-install the
fuel cap tightly onto the fuel tank after removing.
NOTE: To prevent accidental starting and/or battery
discharge, remove the key from the ignition switch
when the tractor is not in use.
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WARNING: Never fill the fuel tank when
the engine is running. If the engine is hot
from recently running, allow to cool for
several minutes before refueling. Highly
flammable
gasoline could splash onto
the engine and cause a fire.
L.
Hour Meter/Indicator
check the battery and charging system for possible causes and/or contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
Oil Pressure Indicator
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Panel
The hour meter/indicator panel is located on the LH
console to the left of the operator's seat.
Battery_
Indicator
PTO Engaged Indicator (Refer to Figure 8)
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This indicator illuminates when the PTO switch is
pulled upward in the "ENGAGED" position and
the ignition switch is turned to the "START"
position. Check this indicator if the engine will not
crank with the ignition switch in the "START"
position. If necessary, move the PTO switch to
the "DISENGAGED" position.
Hour
--Meter
PTO
Engaged-Indicator
Parking Brake
_Engaged
Indicator
Figure 8
Hour Meter Features
The hour meter records the hours that the tractor has
been operated in the digital display (tenths of an
hour- right most digit).
Parking Brake Engaged Indicator (Refer to Figure 8)
•
NOTE: The hour meter is activated whenever the ignition switch is tumed to the "ON" position, Keep a
record of the actual hours of operation to assure all
maintenance procedures are completed according to
the instructions in this manual and the engine manual
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This warning lamp indicates low engine oil
pressure. If the indicator comes on while the
engine is running, stop the engine immediately
and check for possible causes. Do not run the
engine while this indicator is illuminated. Contact
your Cub Cadet dealer to have the tractor and
engine inspected.
NOTE: The oil pressure indicator may illuminate
when the ignition switch is in the ON position, but
should turn off when the engine is started.
Oil Pressure
--Indicator
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When key is turned to the "ON" position, the
battery indicator light briefly illuminates and the
battery voltage is briefly displayed. The display
then changes to the accumulated hours.
The Indicator Monitor will also remind the
operator of maintenance intervals for changing
the engine oil. The LCD will alternately flash,
"CHG" ; "OIL" and the recorded hours for five
minutes after every 50 hours of recorded
operation. The maintenance interval lasts for two
hours (from 50-52, 100-102, 150-152, etc.). The
LCD will flash as described for five minutes every
time the tractor's engine is started during this
maintenance interval. Follow the oil change
intervals provided in the engine manual.
This indicator illuminates when the parking brake
is in the DISENGAGED position and the ignition
switch is turned to the "START" position. Check
this indicator if the engine will not crank with the
ignition switch in the "START" position. If necessary, move the parking brake to the ENGAGED
position.
This indicator also illuminates when the ignition
switch is turned to the "START" position and the
RH and/or LH drive control levers are in a position other than the fully out in neutral position.
Move the control levers fully outward.
M. Throttle
Control
The throttle control is located on the LH console to
the left of the operator's seat. When set in a given
position, a uniform engine speed will be maintained.
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This position.
symbol indicates the
fast
This symbol indicates the
slow position.
Indicator Panel Features
Battery Indicator
•
•
(Refer to Figure 8)
Figure 9
(Refer to Figure 8)
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Illuminates and the battery voltage is displayed
briefly when the ignition switch it turned to the
"ON" position.
Push the throttle
control handle forward to in-
crease the engine speed. The tractor is designed
to operate with the throttle control in the fast position (full throttle) when the tractor is being driven
and the mower deck is engaged.
Illuminates to indicate the battery voltage has
dropped below 11.5 (+0.5/-1.0) volts. The battery
voltage is also displayed on the hour meter. If this
indicator and display come on during operation,
•
Pull the
throttle
control
decrease the engine speed.
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handle
rearward
to
N. ChokeControl
Thechokeknobcontrolsthepositionoftheengine
choke.Pulltheknobouttochoketheengine;pushthe
knobintoopenthechoke.
P. MODEL RZT 54 ONLY - Transmission Oil
Expansion Reservoir
The transmission oil expansion reservoir is connected by hoses to the RH and LH transmission
assemblies, and is located beneath the seat box. The
function of the reservoir is to hold the natural expansion of transmission oil that occurs as the transmission warms up during operation. DO NOT FILL
THE RESERVOIR.
O. Parking Brake Engagement Lever
The parking brake engagement lever is located on
the front/left of the seat box frame, and is used to
engage the parking brake.
•
Pull the lever fully upward and to the left; then
lower into the short "J" slot to engage the brake.
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Pull the lever up out of the "J" slot and to the
right; then lower completely to disengage the
parking brake.
Under normal operating conditions, no oil should be
added to the reservoir. The COLD oil level should be
no higher than approximately 1/4" (the "Full Cold"
mark) above the bottom of the reservoir.
NOTE: Prior to the initial operation of the tractor, the
oil level in the reservoir may be slightly higher than
the maximum due to air in the oil lines. Operation of
the tractor will eventually purge the air from the lines
and the oil level will settle to the maximum.
IMPORTANT: If the LH and RH drive control levers
are not fully opened out in the neutral position when
engaging the parking brake, the engine will stop. The
parking brake must be placed in the engaged position
when starting the tractor engine.
SECTION
2: OPERATION
GENERAL SAFETY
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when starting and stopping. Keep a firm grip on
the control levers; do not allow the levers to
return to neutral on their own.
RECEIVE INSTRUCTION - Read the operator's
manual. Learn to operate this machine SAFELY.
Don't risk INJURY or DEATH. Allow only those
who have become competent in its usage to
operate this tractor.
•
Familiarize yourself with the operations of all the
instruments and controls.
•
Before starting the engine or beginning operation,
be familiar with the controls. The operator should
be in the operator's seat. The PTO switch must
be in the disengaged position, the parking brake
engaged, and the RH and LH drive control levers
moved fully outward in the neutral position.
•
Keep all shields in place. Keep away from moving
parts.
•
NO RIDERS! Keep all people and pets a safe
distance away.Look behind and down to both
sides of the tractor before and while backing up.
•
DO NOT direct the mower discharge at people.
•
Avoid slopes where possible. Never operate on
slopes greater than 15 °. Slopes with a greater
incline present dangerous operating conditions.
Tractors can be rolled over.
•
Before leaving the operator's seat: Shut off the
PTO, move the RH and LH drive control levers
fully outward in the neutral position, engage the
parking brake, shut off the engine and remove
the ignition key. Wait for all movement to stop
before servicing or cleaning.
•
Operate the drive control levers smoothly and
avoid any sudden movements of the levers
Be careful when operating near roadways. Stop
the tractor motion and wait for vehicles to pass
before operating along the road.
Do not operate the tractor with the mower deck
removed. Removal of the deck will change the
balance of the tractor, and could contribute to a
tractor rollover.
•
Avoid operation on traction surfaces that are
unstable; use extreme caution if the surface is
slippery.
•
Slow down before turning and come to
complete stop before any zero turn maneuver.
•
Do not stop the tractor or park the tractor over
combustible materials such as dry grass, leaves,
debris, etc.
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Do not fill the fuel tank when the engine is
running or while the engine is hot. Allow the
engine several minutes to cool before refueling.
Tighten the fuel cap securely.
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BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR
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Before you operate the tractor, study this manual
carefully
to familiarize
yourself
with
the
operations of all the instruments and controls. It
has been prepared to help you operate and
maintain your tractor efficiently.
•
Familiarize yourself with the operations of all the
instruments and controls.
•
Thisengineis certifiedto operateonlyon clean,
fresh,unleadedregulargasoline.Forbestresults,
fill the fueltank withonlyclean,fresh,unleaded
gasolinewitha pumpstickeroctaneratingof 87
or higher.
• Unleadedgasolineis recommended
becauseit
leavesless combustionchamberdepositsand
reduces harmful exhaust emissions.Leaded
gasolineis not recommended
and mustnot be
usedwhereexhaustemissions
areregulated.
NOTE:Purchase gasoline in small quantities. Do not
The safety interlock system will shut off the PTO
and the mower blades will stop if both drive control levers are moved into the reverse position.
The PTO will re-engage when one or both of the
levers are moved back to the neutral or forward
position.
STARTING THE ENGINE
WARNING: This unit is equipped with a
safety interlock system designed for the
protection of the operator. Do not operate the tractor if any part of the interlock
system is malfunctioning.
Periodically
check the functions of the interlock system for proper operation.
use gasoline left over from the previous season, to
minimize gum deposits in the fuel system.
•
Gasohol (up to 10% ethyl alcohol, 90% unleaded
gasoline by volume) is an approved fuel. Other
gasoline/alcohol blends are not approved.
•
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) and unleaded
gasoline blends (up to a maximum of 15% MTBE
by volume) are approved fuels. Other gasoline/
ether blends are not approved.
operator must be sitting in the tractor
WARNING:
For personal safety, the
seat when starting the engine.
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Move the RH and LH drive control levers fully outward in the neutral position. Refer to Figure 10.
•
Check the engine oil level.
•
Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat.
•
Clean the air cleaner element if necessary.
•
Engage the parking brake. Refer to Figure 10.
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Check the tire inflation pressures.
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Adjust the seat for operator's maximum comfort,
visibility and for maintaining complete control of
the tractor.
Make certain the PTO switch is in the disengaged (down) position. Refer to Figure 10.
•
Pull the choke control knob upward to the full
choke position. NOTE: If the engine is warmed
up, # may not be necessary to choke the engine.
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Move the throttle control to midway between its
SLOW and FAST positions.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
This tractor is equipped with a safety
for the protection of the operator.
system should ever malfunction, do
tractor. Contact your authorized Cub
interlock system
If the interlock
not operate the
Cadet Dealer.
•
The safety interlock system prevents the engine
from cranking or starting unless the RH and LH
drive control levers are moved fully outward in the
neutral position, the parking brake is engaged,
and the PTO is disengaged.
•
To avoid sudden movement when disengaging
the parking brake, the safety interlock system will
shut off the engine if the RH and/or LH drive
control levers are moved to a position other than
the fully out in neutral position when the parking
brake is engaged
•
The safety interlock system will shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat before
engaging the parking brake.
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LH Control Lever
Out in Neutral
j.,
Parking Brake
ed
\
Throttle Control
to "MID" position
The safety interlock system will shut off the
engine if the operator leaves the seat with the
PTO engaged, regardless of whether the parking
brake is engaged.
NOTE: The PTO switch must be moved to the
"OFF"position to restart the engine.
RH Control Lever
Out in Neutral
PTO Switch in Down
(Disengaged) Position
Figure 10
Turn the ignition key clockwise to the "START"
position and release it as soon as the engine
starts; however, do not crank the engine continuously for more than 5 seconds at a time. If the
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enginedoesnotstartwithinthistime,turnthekey
to"OFF"andwaitatleast15secondsto allowthe
engine'sstartermotorto cool. Try againafter
waiting.If aftera few attemptsthe enginefailsto
start,do notkeeptryingto startit withthe choke
closedasthis willcausefloodingandmakestartingmoredifficult.
As the enginewarmsup, graduallypush the
chokeknobdownward
to openthe choke.Donot
usethe choketo enrichthe fuelmixture,except
as necessary
to starttheengine.
Allowthe engineto runfor a few minutesat mid
throttlebeforeputtingtheengineunderload.
Observethe hour meter/indicator
panel. If the
batteryindicatorlightor oil pressurelightcome
on,immediately
stopthe engine.Havethetractor
inspectedbyyourCub Cadet dealer.
disconnect the jumper cables in the exact reverse
order of their connection.
Have the tractor's electrical system checked and
repaired as soon as possible to eliminate the
need for jump starting.
STOPPING THE ENGINE
When starting the engine at temperatures near or
below freezing, ensure the correct viscosity motor
oil is used in the engine and the battery is fully
charged. Start the engine as follows:
•
Be sure the battery is in good condition. A warm
battery has much more starting capacity than a
cold battery.
•
Use fresh winter grade fuel. Winter grade
gasoline has higher volatility to improve starting.
Do not use gasoline left over from summer.
•
Follow the previous
THE ENGINE.
instruction
Start the disabled tractor following the normal
starting instructions previously provided; then
Move the throttle control to the SLOW position
and allow the engine to idle for about one minute.
•
Turn the ignition key to the "OFF" position and
remove the key from the ignition switch.
Carefully practice maneuvering the tractor using the
instructions in the following section "Driving the Tractor." Practice until you are confident that you can
safely operate the tractor.
DRIVING THE TRACTOR
Connect the end of one cable to the disabled
tractor battery's positive terminal; then connect
the other end of that cable to the booster
battery's positive terminal.
•
Engage the parking brake.
•
Carefully move (or have moved) the tractor to the
practice area. When performing the practice session,
the PTO should not be engaged. While practicing,
operate the tractor at approximately 1/2-3/4 throttle
and at less than full speed in both forward and
reverse.
and produce explosive gasses. Make
WARNING: Batteries contain sulfuric acid
certain the area is well ventilated, wear
gloves and eye protection, and avoid
sparks or flames near the battery.
Connect one end of the other cable to the booster
battery's negative terminal; then connect the
other end of that cable to the frame of the disabled tractor, as far from the battery as possible.
•
We strongly recommend that you locate a reasonably large, level and open "practice area" where there
are no obstructions, pedestrians, or animals. You
should practice operating the tractor for a minimum of
30 minutes.
for STARTING
•
Move the RH and LH drive control levers fully
outward in the neutral position.
Operating a zero-turn tractor is not like operating a
conventional type riding tractor. Although and because a zero turn tractor is more maneuverable, getting used to operating the control levers takes some
practice.
If the battery charge is not sufficient to crank the
engine, recharge the battery. If a battery charger is
unavailable and the tractor must be started, the aid of
a booster battery will be necessary. Connect the
booster battery as follows:
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•
PRACTICE OPERATION (INITIAL USE)
USING JUMPER CABLES TO START ENGINE
_
Place the PTO switch in the "OFF" position.
NOTE: Always remove the key from the ignition
switch to prevent accidental starting or battery
discharge if the equipment is left unattended,
COLD WEATHER STARTING
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•
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sive speed and sudden stops.
ARNING: Avoid sudden starts, excesWARNING: Do not leave the seat of the
tractor without disengaging
the PTO,
moving drive control levers fully outward
in the neutral position, and engaging the
parking brake. If leaving the tractor
unattended, turn the ignition key off and
remove key.
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•
Adjust the operator's seat to the most
comfortablepositionthat allowsyou to operate
the controls. See seat adjustment in the
ADJUSTMENTS
section.
Releasetheparkingbrake.
Movethe RHandLHdrivecontrolleversinward
inthe neutralposition.Referto Figure11.
•
As the control levers are pushed farther forward
the speed of the tractor will increase.
DRIVING FORWARD
Faster
Slower
Control Lever Moved
Inward and in Neutral
Neutral
Position
Figure 12
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move the
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WARNING: Always maintain a firm grip
on the control levers. DO NOT release the
control levers to slow or stop the tractor;
move the levers to the neutral position
using your hands.
of travel, we recommend
performing
WARNING: When reversing the direction
gradual
'U'
turns
where
possible.
Sharper turns increase the possibility of
turf defacement, and could affect control
of the tractor. ALWAYS slow the tractor
before making sharp turns.
To turn the tractor while driving forward, move the
control levers as necessary so that one lever is
rearward of the other. The tractor will turn in the
direction of the rearward control lever.
- To turn to the left, move the left drive control
lever rearward of the right lever. See Figure 13.
To drive the tractor, firmly grasp the respective
drive control levers with your right and left hands
and proceed as follows :
FORWARD LEFT TURN
Driving the Tractor Forward
drive control levers slow and smooth.
WARNING: Keep all movement of the
Abrubt movement of the control levers
can affect the stability of the tractor and
could cause the tractor to flip over,
which may result in serious injury or
death to the operator.
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lever
Turning the Tractor While Driving Forward
Move the throttle control lever forward to the full
throttle position (3500-3600 RPM).
NOTE: The tractor and engine are designed to run at
full throttle. If performing a practice session, fl is
preferable that the tractor is operated at less than full
throttle (approximately 2500-3000 RPM), but this only
applies to practice operation.
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controls
IMPORTANT: Always maintain your grasp on the
drive control levers. Do not release the levers to
slow the tractor or to return to neutral.
NOTE: If the control levers are not even in the neutral
position, refer to Section 3 and adjust the levers so
that they are even.
•
the tractor
rearward to attain the desired speed, or move the
levers to the neutral position to stop the tractor.
Figure 11
•
To slow
Slowly and evenly move both drive control levers
forward. The tractor will start to move forward.
See Figure 12.
Figure 13
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Toturntothe right,movetherightdrivecontrol
leverrearward
ofthe leftlever.SeeFigure14.
IMPORTANT: Always maintain your grasp on the
drive control levers. Do not release the levers to
slow the tractor or to return to neutral.
FORWARD
RIGHT
TURN
Turning While Driving Rearward
•
To turn the tractor while driving rearward, move
the control levers as necessary so that one lever
is forward of the other. The tractor will turn in the
direction of the forward control lever.
- To turn to the left while traveling in reverse,
move the left drive control lever forward of the
right lever. See Figure 16.
REARWARD LEFT TURN
Figure 14
The greater the fore-to-aft distance between the
two levers, the sharper the tractor will turn.
To execute a "pivot turn," move the turn side
drive control lever to the neutral position, while
moving the other control lever forward.
IMPORTANT: Making a "pivot turn" on grass
will greatly
increase
the
potential
for
defacement of the turf.
Figure 16
Driving the Tractor In Reverse
WARNING:
Always look behind and
down on both sides of the tractor before
- To turn to the right while traveling in reverse,
move the right drive control lever forward of the
left lever. See Figure 17.
backing up. Always look behind while
traveling in the reverse direction.
•
REARWARD RIGHT TURN
Slowly and evenly move both drive control levers
rearward. The tractor will start to move in the
reverse direction. See Figure 15.
DRIVING REARWARD
Neutral
Position
Slower
Fa_ster
Figure 17
The greater the fore-to-aft distance between the
two levers, the sharper the tractor will turn.
Figure 15
To execute a "pivot turn," move the turn side
drive control lever to the neutral position, while
moving the other control lever rearward.
IMPORTANT: Making a "pivot turn" on grass
will greatly
increase
the potential
for
defacement of the turf.
As the control levers are pushed farther rearward
the speed of the tractor will increase.
To slow the tractor move the controls lever
forward to attain the desired speed, or move the
levers to the neutral position to stop the tractor.
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STOPPING THE TRACTOR
Executing a Zero Turn
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the
tractor
MUST
BE
STOPPED.
WARNING: When executing a zero turn,
Executing a zero turn while the tractor is
moving can significantly reduce your
control of the tractor and will cause
severe turf defacement to occur.
•
Stop the forward or reverse motion of the tractor
by moving the two drive control levers to neutral.
•
To turn clockwise, move the left control lever
forward while simultaneously moving the right
control lever rearward. See Figure 18.
CLOCKWISE
ZERO TURN
•
Move both drive control levers to the neutral
position to stop the motion of the tractor.
•
Push the PTO switch
disengaged position.
•
Use the deck lift handle to raise the deck to its
highest position.
•
If dismounting the tractor, move the drive control
handles fully outward in the neutral position,
engage the parking brake, move the throttle
control lever to the fast position, turn the ignition
switch to "OFF'" and remove the key from the
switch.
downward
to
the
DRIVING ON SLOPES
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 8 to help
determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
_k
Figure 18
To turn counterclockwise, move the right control
lever forward while simultaneously moving the left
control lever rearward. See Figure 19.
COUNTERCLOCKWISE
with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a
WARNING: Do not operate on inclines
rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10
feet). The tractor could overturn and
cause serious injury.
•
Always drive across slopes, never up and down.
Control the speed and direction of the tractor
using primarily the control lever on the downhill
side of the tractor, with the uphill control lever
remaining essentially in a fixed position.
•
Avoid turning downhill if possible. Start at the
bottom of a slope and work upward. Always slow
down before turning.
•
Use extra care
downhill.
and go slowly
when
turning
OPERATING THE PTO
ZERO TURN
Operate the PTO clutch as follows:
Figure 19
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•
Move the throttle control lever to approximately
the mid throttle position.
•
Pull the PTO switch upward to the "ENGAGED"
position.
•
Advance the throttle lever to the operating speed
(full engine speed).
•
The operator must remain in the tractor seat at all
times. If the operator should leave the seat
without turning off the power take-off switch, the
tractor's engine will shut off.
•
The PTO clutch cannot be operated when the
tractor is driving in the reverse direction. The
PTO will disengage when both drive control
levers are moved to the reverse position, and will
re-engage when one (or both) control lever(s) is
moved to the neutral or forward position.
USING THE MOWER DECK
IMPORTANT:
When stopping the tractor
reason while on a grass surface, always:
WARNING: Make certain the area to be
mowed is free of debris, sticks, stones,
wire or other objects that can be thrown
by the rotating blades.
•
•
•
Mow across slopes, not up and down. If mowing
a slope, start at bottom and work upward to
ensure turns are made uphill.
•
On the first pass pick a point on the opposite side
of the area to be mowed.
•
Engage the PTO clutch using the PTO switch and
move the throttle control to the fast position.
•
Lower the mower deck to the desired
setting using the lift handle.
•
Slowly and evenly push the RH and LH drive
control levers forward to move the tractor
forward, and keep the tractor headed directly
toward the alignment point.
NOTE: The speed of the tractor will affect the
quality of the mower cut. Mowing at full speed will
adversely affect the cut quality. Control the
ground speed with the control levers.
When approaching the other end of the strip,
slow down or stop before turning. A U-turn is
recommended unless a pivot or zero turn is
required.
•
Align the mower with an edge of the mowed strip
and overlap approximately 3 inches.
•
Direct the tractor on each subsequent
align with a previously cut strip.
•
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CHECKING THE SAFETY INTERLOCK CIRCUITS
Periodically check the safety interlock circuits to
ensure they are working properly. If a safety circuit is
not working as designed, contact you Cub Cadet
dealer to have the tractor inspected. DO NOT operate
the tractor if any safety circuit is not functioning
properly. To check the safety circuits, proceed as
follows:
Sitting in the tractor seat with both drive control
levers opened fully outward, disengage the
parking brake and momentarily turn the ignition
switch to the start position. The engine should not
crank.
height
•
Place the shift lever in neutral,
Engage the parking brake,
Shut engine off and remove the key.
Doing so will minimize the possibility of having your
lawn "browned" by hot exhaust from your tractor's
running engine.
IMPORTANT: Do not engage the mower deck when
lowered in grass. Premature wear and possible failure
of the 'V" belt and PTO clutch will result. Fully raise
the deck or move to a non grassy area before
engaging the mower deck.
•
for any
•
Engage the parking brake and pull the PTO
switch
upward
to the engaged
position.
Momentarily turn the ignition switch to the start
position; the engine should not crank.
•
Push the PTO switch downward to the disengaged position and engage the parking brake.
Start the engine and move one of the drive control levers from the fully outward neutral position.
The engine should stop running. Repeat the procedure with the opposite control lever.
•
Move both control levers fully outward in the neutral position and disengage the parking brake;
then lift upward from the operator's seat. The
engine should stop.
•
With both control levers fully outward in the neutral position and the parking brake engaged,
engage the PTO. Lift upward from the operator's
seat; the engine should stop.
•
Start the tractor, disengage the parking brake,
and move the control levers inward to the neutral
operating position. Engage the PTO and move
both control lever slowly into the slow reverse
position; the PTO should disengage and the
mower deck should stop until one or both of the
control levers is moved to the neutral or forward
position.
strip to
To prevent rutting or grooving of the turf, if
possible, change the direction that the strips are
mowed by approximately 45 ° for the next and
each subsequent mowing.
gravel paths or driveways. Disengage
WARNING:
Be careful when crossing
the PTO and raise the deck to the
highest position before crossing.
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SECTION
3: ADJUSTMENTS
ADJUSTING THE OPERATORS
SEAT
To adjust the position of the seat, move and hold
the seat adjustment lever toward the left. 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 Figure 20.
•
Reposition the control lever to align with the other
set of holes in the pivot bracket and insert the
shoulder screw removed earlier. Fasten with the
hex insert flange lock nut and tighten until snug.
•
Insert the hex screw w/washer through the
control lever slot and the pivot bracket.Thread the
flange lock nut onto the screw, but do not tighten
now.
Seat
If you are going to adjust the control levers
forward or rearward, proceed to the next step. If
not, fully the flange lock nut.
Pivot Bracket
J
/-
/
/
/-
Lever
J
/-
Move Lever
Left
Flange
Lock Nut
Adjustment
Lever
/
_//--Control
Heigl
Adjust
Holes
/-
/-
_b_---
Slot
Figure 20
Hex Screw
Screw
Figure 21
To adjust the drive control levers forward or rearward,
proceed as follows:
ADJUSTING RH & LH DRIVE CONTROL LEVERS
The RH and LH drive control levers can be adjusted
up or down and fore-and-aft for the comfort of the
operator. The drive control levers can be placed in
either of two height positions, and/or can be moved
forward or rearward within the range of the slot in
each control lever mounting bracket.
If not already loose, loosen the flange lock nut and
rotate the control lever either forward or rearward to
the desired position. See Figure 21.
NOTE: If the control lever is too tight to move, slightly
loosen the hex insert flange lock nut and shoulder
screw at the bottom of the control lever.
To adjust the drive control lever height, proceed as
follows:
Tighten the flange lock nut to fix the control lever
in the adjusted position
Remove the flange lock nut, flat washer, and hex
screw securing the lever to the pivot bracket.
Repeat the above procedure to adjust the other
control lever into the same position. Adjust so
that both levers are even with each other when in
the neutral position.
While supporting the control lever to keep it from
falling, remove the hex insert flange lock nut and
shoulder screw from the bottom of the control
lever and pivot bracket. Refer to Figure 21.
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SECTION
4: MAINTENANCE
ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Model RZT 54 ONLY
Engine maintenance procedures and schedules can
be found in the copy of the engine manual found at
the end of this manual. Follow those schedules for
performing engine maintenance.
The model RZT54 is equipped with a transmission oil
expansion reservoir. Under normal operating conditions, the oil level in the expansion reservoir does not
need to be checked and no additional oil is needed.
Using the Engine Oil Drain Valve
If checking the reservoir oil level, proceed as follows:
•
Locate the oil drain valve on the right side of the
engine.
•
Pop open the protective cap on the end of the oil
drain valve to expose the oil drain port. See
Figure 22.
•
IMPORTANT:
Check the oil level ONLY
starting the tractor when the transmission
fully cooled.
•
Pivot the operator's seat forward
•
Clean the reservoir cap and the area around the
cap to prevent debris from contaminating the
transmission oil. See Figure 23.
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 a capacity great enough to collect
the used oil as follows:
RZT 50 = 1.8 qts.;1.7 liter
RZT 54 = 1.9 qts.;1.8 liter
Oil Filter
before
oil is
RZT 54 ONLY
Oil Fill Cap/Dipstick
Pivot seat
forward
Reservoir
Figure 23
•
Turn the reservoir cap counterclockwise to remove, then check the oil level in the reservoir. Oil
should be visible at the bottom of the cup, but the
oil level must NOT be above 1/4" from the bot-
Oil Fill Tube
Oil Drain Valve
tom of the cup. DO NOT FILL THE RESERVOIR.
•
If necessary to add oil because of some type of
leakage, use a quality 20W50 motor oil and add
only enough oil to bring the level within 1/4" of the
bottom of the reservoir. Reinstall the cap and fully
tighten.
GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION
Figure 22
Push the oil drain valve in slightly, then rotate
counterclockwise
and pull outward to begin
draining oil. See Figure 22.
After draining the oil, remove the drain hose,
push the drain valve in and rotate clockwise to
lock in the closed position. Push the protective
cap back onto the drain valve.
HYDROSTATIC
TRANSMISSION
_
•
Should battery acid accidentally splatter into the
eyes or onto the skin, rinse the affected area
immediately with clean cold water. If there is any
further discomfort, seek prompt medical attention.
•
If acid spills on clothing, first dilute it with clean
water, then neutralize with a solution of ammonia/
water or baking soda/water.
•
NEVER connect (or disconnect) battery charger
clips to the battery while the charger is turned on,
as it can cause sparks.
MAINTENANCE
The zero turn tractor is equipped with dual integrated
hydrostatic pumps, motors, and transaxles that are
sealed and do not require regular maintenance.
All service work on the hydrostatic transmissions
should be performed by your Cub Cadet dealer.
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WARNING:
•
•
•
Keepall sourcesof ignition(cigarettes,
matches,
lighters)awayfromthe battery.The gas generatedduringchargingcanbecombustible.
Asa furtherprecaution,
onlychargethebatteryin
a wellventilatedarea.
Alwaysshieldeyesandprotectskinandclothing
whenworkingnearbatteries.
CHARGING
•
BATTERY REMOVAL
related accessories contain lead and lead
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and
compounds. Wash hands after handling.
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State of
Charge
100%
75%
50%
25%
Charging
Time
Full Charge
90 Min.
180 Min.
280 Min.
BATTERY MAINTENANCE
The battery is filled with battery acid and then sealed
at the factory. However, even a "maintenance free"
battery requires some maintenance to ensure its
proper life cycle.
The battery is located on the right/rear of the tractor
beneath the seat box frame. To remove the battery:
•
Charge the battery with a 12-volt battery charger
at a MAXIMUM rate of 10 amps.
Voltmeter
Reading
12.7
12.4
12.2
12.0
and
may emit
explosive
gases. acid
Use
WARNING:
Batteries
contain sulfuric
extreme caution when handling batteries.
Keep batteries out of the reach of children.
_,
THE BATTERY
Test and, if necessary, recharge the battery after the
tractor has been stored for a period of time.
•
A voltmeter or load tester should read 12.6 volts
(DC) or higher across the battery terminals.
Remove the two hex tapping screws from the battery holddown bracket and remove the bracket.
Use care to avoid losing the trim strip from the
bottom of the bracket. See Figure 24.
Battery Holddown
Bracket
Screw
•
Spray the terminals and exposed wire with a
battery terminal sealer, or coat the terminals with
a thin coat of grease or petroleum jelly, to protect
against corrosion.
•
Always keep the battery cables and terminals
clean and free of corrosion.
•
Avoid tipping. Even a sealed battery will leak
electrolyte when tipped.
BATTERY STORAGE
Strip
•
When storing the tractor for extended periods,
disconnect the negative battery cable. It is not
necessary to remove the battery.
•
All batteries discharge during storage. Keep the
exterior of the battery clean, especially the top. A
dirty battery will discharge more rapidly.
The battery must be stored with a full charge. A
discharged battery can freeze sooner than a
charged battery. A fully charged battery will store
longer in cold temperatures than hot.
Recharge the battery before returning to service.
Although the tractor may start, the engine charging
system may not fully recharge the battery.
\
Figure 24
•
Remove the hex cap screw and sems nut securing the black negative battery lead to the negative
battery post (marked NEG). Move the cable away
from the negative battery post.
•
Remove the hex cap screw and sems nut securing the red positive battery lead to the positive
battery post (marked POS).
•
Carefully lift the battery out of the tractor.
•
•
SERVICING
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
A fuse is installed to protect the tractor's electrical
system from damage caused by excessive amperage. Always use the same capacity fuse for
replacement. If the electrical system does not function, check for a blown fuse. See Figure 25
Install the battery by repeating the above steps in the
reverse order.
WARNING: Always connect the positive
lead to the battery before connecting the
negative lead. This will prevent sparking
or possible injury from an electrical short
caused by contacting the tractor body with
tools being used to connect the cables.
GOOD
BAD
Figure 25
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If you havea recurringproblemwith blownfuses,
havethe tractor'selectricalsystemcheckedby your
CubCadetdealer.
RelaysandSwitches
Thereare severalsafetyswitchesin the electrical
system.If a functionof the safetyinterlocksystem
describedearlieris notfunctioning
properly,havethe
electricalsystemcheckedbyyourCubCadetdealer.
•
Pull one rod toward the front of the tractor until
the flange on the rod is forward of the keyhole
slot in the frame assembly.
•
Lower the bypass rod into the keyhole slot and
release so the rod flange is against the front of
the frame bracket.
•
Repeat the above procedure to engage the other
bypass rod.
LUBRICATION
• Usinga pressurelubricatinggun, lubricatethe
frontcastoraxlesandpivotaxlewithCubCadet
251HEPgreaseafterevery10hoursofservice.
• Referto the"MOWERDECK"sectionlaterinthis
manualfordecklubrication
procedures.
• Periodically
lubricateall otherpivotpointswitha
qualitylubricating
oil.
•
After moving
rods. Lift the
back through
keyhole, then
TIREMAINTENANCE
Checkthe tire air pressureafterevery50 hoursof
operation
or weekly.Keepthetiresinflatedtothe recommended
pressures.Improperinflationwill shorten
the tire servicelife. Seethe tire sidewallfor proper
inflationpressures.
Observethefollowingguidelines:
• Donotinflatea tireabovethe maximumpressure
shownonthesidewallofthetire.
• Do not reinflatea tire that hasbeenrun flat or
seriouslyunder inflated.Have a qualifiedtire
mechanicinspectandservicethetire.
Creeping is the slight forward or backward movement
of the tractor when the engine is running at high idle
and the drive control levers are in the neutral position.
IMPORTANT: The tractor will not drive with the
bypass rods in the engage position.
TRACTOR CREEPING
If after operating the tractor for some time, it begins to
creep while in the neutral position, adjust the
transmission control rods as follows.
USINGTHETRANSMISSION
BYPASSRODS
If foranyreasonthe tractorwillnotdriveor youwish
to movethe tractor,the two hydrostatictransmissionsare equippedwitha bypassrodthatwill allow
youto manuallymovethetractorshortdistances.
WARNING:Do not tow the tractor, even
•
Place the front of the tractor against
immovable object (e.g. wall, post, etc.).
an
•
Jack up the rear of the tractor so that both rear
wheels are approximately one inch of the ground.
•
With the engine running at high idle and the drive
control levers opened out in the neutral position,
and the parking brake disengaged, check the rear
wheels for rotation.
If only one wheel is rotating, locate the transmission control rod beneath the frame at the front of
the rear tire. If both wheels rotate, locate both
control rods. See Figure 27.
with the bypass rod engaged. Serious
transmission
damage will result from
doing so.
•
the tractor, disengage both bypass
rod and guide the flange of the rod
the larger circular opening of the
release the rod.
RH Transmission
Control Rod
Internal
Pin
From just in front of the two rear tires, locate the
transmission bypass rods. See Figure 26.
RH Transmission
Bypass
Pull out
_ass Rod I
i_
Then
In SlotLower
Transmission
Control Arm
l
Figure 27
Remove the internal cotter pin securing the
ferrule to the transmission control arm and
withdraw the ferrule. Wheel rotation should stop.
If it does not, contact your Cub Cadet dealer.
Keyhole
Figure 26
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•
•
•
If the rotationstops,adjusttheferruleupor down
thecontrolrodas necessary
to alignwiththe hole
in the transmissioncontrolarm. Re-insertthe
ferruleintothe holeinthecontrolarmandsecure
withtheinternalcotterpin.
If necessary,repeatthe previoustwo stepsto
adjusttheothertransmission
controlrod.
Lowerthetractorandremovethejack.
•
Tighten the jam nut against the console and reposition the control lever if necessary.
TRANSMISSION
DRIVE BELT
If the transmission drive belt becomes worn and
causes the drive transmissions to slip, the drive belt
must be replaced. To replace the drive belt, proceed
as follows:
Remove the deck drive belt from the PTO clutch
on the bottom of the engine following the instructions in Deck Removal, SECTION 5: MOWER
DECK.
TRACTORHIGHSPEEDTRACKING
If thetractortrackstoonesidewithbothdrivecontrol
leversfully forward,adjustthe controllevers as
follows:
• Checkfor properand balancedair pressurein
bothfrontandreartires.Refilltiresif necessary.
• Performthefirstthreestepsin the previoussubsection,TractorCreeping,
to verifythatthetractor
is not creeping.If creeping,adjustfollowingthe
instructions
inthatsub-section.
• Recheckthe trackingafter makingany adjustmentstothetransmission
controlrods.
• If uneventrackingpersists,notewhichdirection
thetractoristracking.
If the tractortracksto the right, adjustthe
controlleverstopboltonthe leftside.
If thetractortrackstothe left,adjustthecontrol
leverstopboltonthe rightside.
• Locatetheapplicablestopbolton the leftor right
console.SeeFigure28.
From beneath the rear of the tractor, insert a 3/8
inch drive ratchet into the square hole of the drive
idler bracket. See Figure 29.
RZT 5O SHOWN
Transmission
Drive Pulley
Spring
Pulley
Figure 29
Console
Jam Nut
Stop Bolt
Figure 28
Loosen the jam nut on the stop bolt, then turn the
stop bolt counterclockwise
to make it longer.
Recheck the tracking and fine tune the adjustment as necessary.
NOTE: If the stop bolt is adjusted too far, the
tracking problem will change sides. Make fine
tuning adjustments by shortening the same bolt.
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•
Using the ratchet for leverage, pivot the idler
bracket and idler pulley away from the backside
of the 'V" belt; then lift the belt off and above the
engine pulley and off the idler pulley.
•
With the belt loose, lift the belt off, up and over
the two transmission drive pulleys. Remove the
belt from the engine and idler pulleys.
•
Loop the new belt and slide over and onto the
two transmission pulleys.
•
Route the belt above the idler bracket back to the
engine drive pulley. Lift the belt over the PTO pulley and above the engine drive pulley.
•
Using the ratchet for leverage, pivot the idler
bracket and idler pulley against the spring tension; then slip the belt down into the engine drive
pulley and onto the idler pulley.
•
Release the idler bracket so that the idler pulley
tightens against the back side of the belt and tensions the drive belt.
•
Reinstall the deck drive belt.
TRACTORSTORAGE
If your tractoris not goingto be operatedfor an
extendedperiodof time(thirtydaysto approximately
six months),the tractorshouldbe preparedfor storage.Storethe tractorin a dryandprotectedlocation.
If storedoutside,coverthetractor(including
thetires)
to protectit fromthe elements.The procedures
outlinedbelowshouldbeperformed
whenever
thetractor
is placedin storage.
1. Changethe engineoil and filter followingthe
instructionsprovided in the engine manual
packedwiththismanual.
_
_
,
Emptying the fuel system:
• Prior to putting the tractor in storage, monitor
fuel consumption with the goal of running the
fuel tank empty.
• Run the engine until it begins to stall. Use the
choke to keep the engine running until all fuel in
the carburetor has been exhausted.
• Referring to the engine manual, drain the fuel
from the carburetor bowl.
3.
Clean the
thoroughly.
4.
Fully charge the battery, then disconnect the negative cable at the battery to prevent possible
discharge.
Recharge the battery periodically
when in storage. NOTE: Remove the battery if
exposed to prolonged periods of sub-freezing
temperatures. Store in a cool, dry location where
temperatures are above freezing.
5.
Lubricate all lubrication points.
fuel in the tank indoors or in poorly venWARNING:Never store the tractor with
tilated enclosures, where fuel fumes may
reach an open flame, spark or pilot light
as on a furnace, water heater, clothes
dryer, etc.
riorates
andFuel
willleft
cause
starting
ARNING:
in theserious
fuel tank
deteproblems.
engine
and
the
entire
tractor
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of a pressure
washer or garden hose to clean your tractor. They may
cause damage to electrical components; spindles;
pulleys; bearings; or the engine. The use of water will
result in shortened life and reduce serviceability.
If storing the tractor for 30 days or more:
To prevent gum deposits from forming inside the
engine's carburetor and causing possible malfunction of the engine, the fuel system must be either
completely emptied, or the gasoline must be
treated with a stabilizer to prevent deterioration.
REMOVING THE TRACTOR FROM STORAGE
•
Check the engine oil.
•
Fully charge the battery and inflate the tires to the
recommended pressure.
•
If drained before storing, fill the fuel tank with
clean, fresh gasoline.
• Add to clean, fresh gasoline the correct amount
of stabilizer for the capacity (approximately 3
gallons) of the fuel system.
•
Add clean, fresh fuel.
•
Start the engine and allow to idle for a few
minutes to ensure engine is operating properly.
• Fill the fuel tank with treated fuel and run the
engine for 2-3 minutes to get stabilized fuel into
the carburetor.
•
Drive the tractor without a load to make certain all
the tractor systems are functioning properly.
Using a fuel stabilizer:
• Read the product manufacturer's
and recommendations.
instructions
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SECTION
5: MOWER DECK
This section contains removal, installation, adjustment, and maintenance information for the mower
deck. Some of the following information applies only
to the model RZT50 deck, while some applies only to
the RZT54. Information that applies only to a specific
deck model will be preceded by a bold title line that
identifies which deck is the subject of that information.
Rolling the belt off the PTO pulley.
•
Using the deck lift handle, raise the deck to the
position that provides the most horizontal run of
the belt between the deck idler pulleys and the
PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
•
Sitting behind the tractor facing forward, reach
beneath the tractor to grasp the belt at the front of
the PTO pulley.
DECK REMOVAL
Remove the mower deck from the tractor as follows:
1.
Move the tractor to a level surface, disengage the
PTO, stop the engine, and set the parking brake.
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2.
Move the deck gauge wheels or rollers to their
highest setting (lowest deck setting).
•
Pull the left side of the belt rearward and downward while manually turning the PTO pulley to the
right until the belt rides out onto the edge of the
lower sheave of the pulley. NOTE: If pulling the
right side of the belt, turn the pulley to the left,
•
While still holding the belt downward, continue
turning the PTO pulley until the belt is rolled off
the pulley. Refer to Figure 32
3.
Remove the 'V' belt from the PTO pulley, located
on the bottom of the engine, using one of the
following two methods.
_
tractor
may The
be extremely
and of
could
WARNING:
muffler at hot,
the rear
the
cause
serious
burns.
Use extreme
caution when near the muffler. Allow the
muffler to fully cool before removing the
belt from the PTO pulley.
,
Releasing belt tension with the idler pulley.
,
•
Using the deck lift handle, raise the deck to the
position that provides the most horizontal run of
the belt between the deck idler pulleys and the
PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
•
Working from the middle of the tractor, pivot the
idler bracket and movable idler pulley rearward
away from the backside of the 'V" belt just far
enough to lift the belt up and over the idler pulley.
See Figure 30.
pinching
fingers
when torolling
the
WARNING: yourUse
caution
prevent
belt off the PTO pulley.
Lower the deck to the ground using the deck lift
handle.
Locate the LH and RH deck support pins on each
side of the deck. Pull the deck support pins
outward and lock in the disengaged position to
release the deck from the tractor's LH and RH
deck lift arms. See Figure 31.
Deck Lift Arm
Rear Deck
Hanger Bracket
RZT50 DECK SHOWN
Belt
\\
Pull Idler Pulley
Rearward
Rear Hanger
Bracket Slot
Idler
Figure 31
Pulley
,
Fixed Idler
Pulley
Pin
Bracket
,
Figure 30
From beneath the rear of the tractor, slide the belt
off of the PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
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Raise the deck lift arms out of the rear hanger
bracket slots by raising the deck lift handle on the
tractor to its highest position.
Slide the deck forward so that the deck front
hanger rod can be lifted out of the two slots of the
front deck bracket. After lifting the front hanger
rod out of the slots, slide the deck rearward so
that the rod can no longer engage the slots.
,
Using care to prevent the front hanger rod from
falling back into the deck bracket slots, carefully
slide the cutting deck (from the right side) out
from underneath the tractor.
DECK INSTALLATION
•
Install the belt in the PTO pulley on the bottom of
the engine.
•
Route the backside of the belt around the fixed
idler pulley of the deck. Refer to Figure 30.
•
Working from the middle of the tractor, pivot the
idler bracket/movable pulley rearward against the
spring tension and slide the backside of the belt
onto the movable idler pulley. Refer to Figure 30.
To install the mower deck, proceed as follows:
1.
While holding the deck front hanger rod upward,
carefully slide the deck underneath the right side
of the tractor.
Rolling the belt into the PTO pulley.
•
Lower the front hanger rod into the slots of the
front deck bracket, then slide the deck rearward.
Using the deck lift handle, raise the deck to the
position that provides the most horizontal run of
the belt between the deck idler pulleys and the
PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
•
4.
Maneuver the deck so that the slots in the two
rear deck hanger brackets approximately align
with the deck lift arms of the tractor. Refer to
Figure 31.
Make certain the belt is in the spindle pulleys of
the deck, and that the backside of the belt is
against both the fixed and movable idler pulleys.
Refer to Figure 30.
•
5.
Use the tractor deck lift handle to lower the deck
lift arms into the slots of the rear deck hanger
brackets.
Sitting behind the tractor, facing forward, make
certain the belt is not twisted; then reach beneath
the tractor to grasp the belt and pull it toward the
PTO pulley.
6.
Pull the deck support pins outward and maneuver
the deck as necessary to align the holes in the
deck lift arm with the pins. Refer to Figure 31.
,
3.
While still holding the front hanger rod, slide the
deck forward until the front hanger rod can be
lowered into the slots of the front deck bracket.
pinching
fingers
when torolling
the
WARNING: yourUse
caution
prevent
belt onto the PTO pulley.
_
7.
When aligned, push each pin fully inward through
the lift arms to secure the arms in the rear hanger
bracket slots.
•
Pull the right side of the belt rearward and place
the narrow V side of the belt into the PTO pulley. See Figure 32.
8.
Make certain the 'V' belt is in the spindle pulleys
on the deck; then route the belt rearward beneath
the tractor frame, above the transmission tube(s),
to the PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
NOTE: Model RZT54 Only - Use care to route
the belt below the transmission breather connector hoses, but above the transmission tube.
•
While holding the belt and pulley together, rotate
the pulley to the left (See Figure 32). Continue
holding and rotating the pulley and belt until the
belt is fully rolled into the PTO pulley.
9.
PTO Pulley
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Install the 'V' belt onto the PTO pulley using one
of the following two methods.
PTO Belt
WARNING: The muffler at the rear of the
tractor may be extremely hot, and could
cause
serious
burns,
Use extreme
caution when near the muffler, Allow the
muffler to fully cool before removing the
belt,
Using the idler pulley to tension the belt.
•
Using the deck lift handle, raise the deck to the
position that provides the most horizontal run of
the belt between the deck idler pulleys and the
PTO pulley on the bottom of the engine.
Transmission
Tube
Figure 32
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LEVELINGTHEMOWERDECK
Whencorrectlyadjustedthe mowerdeckshouldbe
levelsideto side,andthefrontof thedeckshouldbe
approximately
1/4inchlowerthantherearofdeck.
Sideto SideLeveling
If the cuttingdeckappearsto bemowingunevenly,a
sideto sideadjustmentcan be performed.Adjustif
necessary
asfollows:
• Withthe tractorparkedon a firm,levelsurface,
placethedecklifthandleinthetop notch(highest
position)androtatebothouterbladessothatthey
areperpendicular
tothetractorframe.
• Lowerthedecktothe middleheightposition.
• Measurethe distancefromthe outsideleftblade
tip to the groundand the distancefrom the
outside right blade tip to the ground. The
measurements
shouldbe equal.If they'renot,
proceedto thenextstep.
• Comparingthe two measurements,
determine
whetherthe leftsideof the deckmustbe raised
or lowered.
Loosen,butdo notremove,thehexcapscrewon
theleftdeckhangerbracket.Referto Figure33.
Levelthe deck by usinga wrenchto turn the
adjustmentgear(foundimmediately
behindthe
hexcap screwjust loosened)clockwiseto raise
the left sideof the deck,or counterclockwise
to
lowertheleftsideofthedeck.SeeFigure33.
Front to Back Leveling.
The front of the deck should be approximately 1/4
inch lower than the rear of the deck. Adjust if necessary as follows:
•
With the deck raised off of the ground, rotate the
outer blades so that they are parallel to the frame
of the tractor.
•
If the side to side leveling was done correctly,
measuring
just the right blade should be
acceptable to attain the correct back to front pitch
of the deck.
•
Measure the distance from the front tip of the
blade to the ground and the distance from the
rear tip to the ground. The front distance should
be approximately 1/4 inch less than the rear. If it
is not, proceed to the next step.
•
From the front of the tractor, loosen the outer hex
nuts on the deck front hanger rod and turn them
away from the inner nuts. See Figure 34.
Inner
_ _._exNut
_1 _I
/--_--__
_Z
....... _
Outel_ut
Front Hanger
FrontROd Bracket
Hanger Rod
Figure 34
Adj
Gear
Screw
The deck is properly leveled when left and right
blade tip measurements are equal.
•
Retighten the hex cap screw on the left deck
hanger bracket when proper adjustment
is
achieved.
If the front of the deck was too low, turn the inner
hex nuts clockwise against the hanger bracket to
shorten the front hanger rod and raise the front of
the deck. See Figure 34.
•
If the front of the deck was too high, turn the hex
nuts counterclockwise
to lengthen the front
hanger rod and lower the front of the deck.
IMPORTANT: The deck front hanger rod should
be at the front of the slots of the front deck
bracket. If one side of the rod is not at the front of
its slot, turn the inner hex nut on that side until
rod just touches the front of the slot. Then remeasure and re-adjust the front hanger rod as
necessary.
Figure 33
•
•
When the correct pitch of the deck is acquired,
secure the inner hex nuts with a wrench and
tighten the outer hex nuts against the inner hex
nuts to lock them in the adjusted position.
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ADJUSTING THE GAUGE WHEELS AND ROLLERS
Using the lift handle, set the deck in the desired
height setting, then check the gauge wheel distance
from the ground below. If necessary adjust the front
gauge wheels as follows:
from
the discharge
the
WARNING:
Keep handsopening
and feetof away
cutting deck.
Model RZT50 Gauge Wheels
•
Visually
gauge
wheels
should
ground,
•
Remove the lock nut securing one of the front
gauge wheel shoulder screws to the deck.
Remove the gauge wheel and shoulder screw.
Refer to Figure 35.
Insert the shoulder screw into the one of four
index holes in the front gauge wheel bracket that
will give the gauge wheel a 1/4 to 1/2 inch
clearance with the ground.
NOTE: The deck gauge wheels are an anti-scalp feature of the deck and are not designed to support the
weight of the cutting deck,
The mower deck cutting height can be set in any of
six height settings using the tractor's deck lift handle.
The deck heights range from 1-1/2" to 4". For the
model RZT50, the deck gauge wheel position should
be approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the ground
when the deck is set in the desired height setting.
•
Using the lift handle, set the deck in the desired
height setting, then check the gauge wheel distance
from the ground below. If necessary adjust as follows:
•
Visually
gauge
wheels
should
ground,
•
Remove the lock nut securing one of the front
gauge wheel shoulder screws to the deck.
Remove the gauge wheel and shoulder screw.
See Figure 35.
Insert the shoulder screw into the one of four
•
•
check the distance between the front
wheels and the ground. If the gauge
are near or touching the ground, they
be raised. If more than 1/2" above the
they should be lowered.
Note the index hole of the just adjusted wheel,
and adjust the other gauge wheels into the
respective index holes of the other gauge wheel
brackets on the deck.
Rear Gauge
Wheel
Remove the cotter pin from the left end of the
roller shaft. See Figure 36.
•
Slide the roller shaft to the right and remove the
rollers as the shaft is fully withdrawn from the
right rear roller bracket. See Figure 36.
High
Position
Low Position
Right Rear
Roller Brkt.
Pin
\
(.__Screw
Gauge
Wheel
Bracket
•
RZT 54
Shoulder
RZT 50
Note the index hole of the just adjusted wheel,
and adjust the other front gauge wheel into the
respective index hole of the other front gauge
wheel bracket.
The position on the rear deck rollers is generally not
changed. In the low position the rollers will roll the
grass. In the high position, the rollers are in a storage
position and do little or no rolling of the grass.
Change the roller position as follows:
index holes in the front gauge wheel bracket that
will give the gauge wheel a 1/4 to 1/2 inch
clearance with the ground.
•
check the distance between the front
wheels and the ground. If the gauge
are near or touching the ground, they
be raised. If more than 1/2" above the
they should be lowered.
Cotter
Front Gauge
Wheel
t
_
"\
_P_
Index Gau_e
Holes
Wheel
Bracket
Shoulder
Screw
Lock
Nut
Roller
"_
Roller Shaft
Figure 36
Figure 35
Insert the roller shaft through the other roller
bracket hole. Slide the rollers onto the shaft as
you slide the shaft to the left.
Model RZT54 Gauge Wheels and Rollers
The front gauge wheels on the RZT54 mower deck
are an anti-scalp feature, and should not ride on the
ground. The front gauge wheels should be approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the ground when the
deck is set in the desired height setting.
The rear deck rollers can be set in either the low or
high position.
If necessary, rotate the roller shaft to align the flat
area on the left end of the shaft with the flat of the
hole in the left roller bracket. Slide the shaft
throught the left roller bracker and secure with the
cotter pin.
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DECK MAINTENANCE
deck, be careful
to cut yourself
on the
I_WARNING:
Whennotservicing
the mower
sharpened blades.
Using the Deck Wash System
WARNING: When using the deck wash
system, never engage the deck from any
position other than the operator's seat of
the tractor. Do not use an assistant or
engage deck in the presence of any
bystanders.
•
•
•
The cutting blades must be kept sharp at all times.
Sharpen the cutting edges of the blades evenly so
that the blades remain balanced and the same angle
of sharpness is maintained.
If the cutting edge of a blade has already been sharpened many times, or if any metal separation is present,
it is recommended that new blades be installed. New
blades are available at your authorized dealer.
Attach the nozzle adapter to a standard garden
hose connected to a water supply.
Move the tractor to an area within reach of the
hose where the dispersal of wet grass clippings is
not objectionable to you. Disengage the PTO,
engage the parking brake, and stop the engine.
The blades may be removed as follows.
Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter and
push the adapter onto one of the deck wash
nozzles at either end of the mower deck. Release
•
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer
to Deck Removal on page 26) then gently flip the
deck over to expose its underside.
•
Use a 15/16 inch wrench to hold the hex nut on
top of the spindle assembly when loosening the
hex nut securing the blade. A block of wood may
be placed between the deck housing and the
cutting edge of the blade to help in breaking loose
the hex nut securing the blade. Refer to Figure 38.
•
When reinstalling the blades, be sure they are
installed so that the wind wings are pointing
upward toward the top of the deck.
•
Tighten the blade nuts to 70-90 ft. Ibs.
•
Reinstall the deck (refer to Deck Installation
page 27).
the lock collar to lock the adapter on the nozzle.
See Figure 37.
RZT50 Shown
\
Nozzle
....
Aaap_er_i
\
\
\',.,_Pull Lock
i Collar Back
-
.....
Loc_d(_oPlt,
err...-J'4_
__
_\ _;__'
.......
_.f -..._,
Nozzle
RZT50 Shown
Figure 37
•
Turn on the water supply.
•
From the tractor operator's seat, start the engine
and engage the PTO. Allow to run as needed.
Disengage the PTO and stop the engine.
•
Turn off the water supply.
•
Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter to
disconnect the adapter from the nozzle.
•
Repeat the previous steps to clean the deck
using the nozzle at the other end of the deck.
on
Hex Nut
/
Wood Block
In Position
Use 15/16"
Wrench to
Remove Nut
Cleaning the Spindle Pulleys
Figure 38
Once a month remove the belt covers to remove any
accumulation of grass clippings from around the
spindle pulleys and V-belt. Clean more often when
mowing tall, dry grass.
Mower Blade Care
DECK LUBRICATION
After every 10 hours of operation and before
putting the deck into winter storage, lubricate
the spindle assemblies with 251H EP grease or
an equivalent
No. 2 multipurpose
lithium
grease. The lube fittings are located in the
spindle housing and can be accessed from
underneath the deck.
WARNING: Before performing any maintenance, place the PTO switch in the
"OFF"
position,
engage the parking
brake lever, turn the ignition key to the
"OFF" position and remove the key from
the switch.
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REPLACING THE DECK DRIVE BELT
Install the new belt around the spindle pulleys as
shown in Figure 39 and reinstall the belt covers.
Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer
to Deck Removal on page 26).
Route the belt rearward between the two idler
pulleys and reinstall the deck following the
instructions in Deck Installation on page 27.
Remove the hex tapping screws securing the belt
covers to the deck and remove the belt from the
spindle pulleys. Refer to Figure 39.
RZT50 MOWER DECK
'V' Belt
Belt Cover
Belt
Idler
Idler Pulley
Figure 39
RZT54 MOWER
DECK
Figure 40
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ENGINE MANUAL
A Kawasaki engine is used on this RZT tractor model. The following section is a reproduction of the Kawasaki
engine manual that applies to the RZT50 and RZT54 engines. The RZT50 use the model FH661, and the RZT54
uses the model FH721V engine. Read this manual in its entirety. Observe all warnings and follow all applicable
operation and maintenance instructions provided in the manual.
NOTE: Although the engine manual provides Kawasaki service contact information, always first contact
Cub Cadet dealer if you experience engine problems or have questions regarding the engine.
SAFETY AWARENESS
Whenever you see the symbols shown below,
heed their instructions! Always follow safe operating and maintenance practices.
This warning symbol identifies special instructions or procedures which, if not correctly followed, could result in pemonal
inju_, or loss of life.
CAUTION
This caution symbol identifies special instructions or procedures which, if not strictly
obsewed, could result in damage to, or destruction of equipment.
NOTE
0 This note symbol indicates points of particular interest for more efficient and convenient operation.
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your
READ THIS FIRST
For your safety, read this Owner's Manual and understand it thoroughly
before operating this ENGINE.
DO NOT run the engine in a closed area. Exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide, an odorless and
deadly poison.
Gasollne is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain condition.
Stop engine and allow the engine to cool before refueling.
DO NOT smoke. Make sure area is well ventilated and free from any source of flame or sparks including
the pilot light of any appliance while refueling, servicing fuel system, draining gasoline and/or adjusting
carburetor.
DO NOT fill the tank so the fuel level rises into the filler neck or level surface of level gauge, If the tank is
overfilled, heat may cause the fuel to expand and overflow through the vents in the tank cap.
Wipe off any spilled gasoline immediately.
To prevent fire hazard:
Keep the engine at least 1 m (3.3 ft) away from buildings, obstructions and other burnable objects.
DO NOT place flammable objects close to the engine.
DO NOT expose combustible materials to the engine exhaust.
DO NOT use the engine on any forest covered, brush covered or grass covered unimproved land unless
spark arrestor is installed on the muffler.
To avoid getting an electric shock, DO NOT touch spark plugs, plug caps or spark plug leads during
engine running.
To avoid a serious burn, DO NOT touch a hot engine or muffler. The engine becomes hot during
operation. Before you service or remove parts, stop engine and allow the engine to cool.
DO NOT place hands or feet near moving or rotating parts. Place a protective cover over pulley, V
belt or coupling.
DO NOT run engine at excessive speeds. This may result in injury.
Always remove the spark p]ug caps from spark plugs when servicing the engine to prevent accidental starting.
Read warning labels which are on the engine and understand them. [f any label is missing, damaged, or
worn get a replacement from your Kawasaki dealer and install it in the correct position,
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
Fuel Information
THIS ENGINE IS CERTIFIED TO OPERATE ON UNLEADED REGULAR GRADE GASOLINE ONLY A minimum of 87 octane of the antiknockindexis recommended, The antiknockindex is posted on service station
pumps in 1he U.S.A.
Emission Control InformaUon
To protectthe environmentin whichwe all live, Kawaseki has incorporatedan exhaustemissioncontrolsystem in compliancewith applicable regulationsof the United States EnvironmentalProtectionAgency and the
CalifomiaAir Resources Board, Also,dependingcn when yourengine was producect,it may have an assigned
emissions durabilityperiod * See belowfor the engine emissions durabilityperiod tibet may applyto your on-
Exhaust Emission Control System
The exhaust emission control system appliedto this engine consistsof a carburetorand an ignitionsystem
havingoptimumignitiontiming characteristics.The carburetor has been calibratedto providelean air/fuel mixture characteristicsand optimum fuel economywith a suitableair cleaner and exhaustsystem.
A sealed-type crankcase emission conlrol system is also used to eliminate blow-bygasses. The blow-by
gasses are led to a breather chamberthroughthe crankcase and from there to the air cleaner.
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Engine Emission Compliance Period
California
All Other States
Engines Greater Than 225 cc
Engines Greater Than 225 cc
Modei Year - 2006 and later
Durability period- 500 hours
Model Year -2001
Durabili_
and later
Period - 1;000 hours (Category A)
* If your engine has an assigned emissions durability period it will be located on the ce_ification
a_ched
to the engine (IMPORTANT ENGINE INFORMATION),
label
High Altitude Performance Adjustment Information
To improve the EMISSIONS CONTROL PERFORMANCE of engines operated above 1,000 meters (3 300
feet), Kawasaki recommends the following Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved modifications,
NOTE
0 When properly performed, these specified modifications only am not considered
"tampering" and engine performance is generally unchanged as a resu#.
to be emissions
system
Instailation Instructions:
High altitude adjustment requires repiacemen4 of carburetor main jets, Instailation of these optional parts may
be performed by an authorized Kawasaki denier, or the consumer, following repair recommendations specified
in the appropriate Kawasaki Service Bulletin.
Maintenance and Warranty
Proper maintenance is necessary to ensure that your engine will continue to have low emission levels, This
Owner's Manual contains those maintenance recommendations for your engine. Those items identified by the
Periodic Maintenance Chart are necessary to ensure compliance with the applicable standards.
As the owner of the engine, you have the responsibility to make sure that the recommended maintenance is
carried out according to the instructions in this Owner's Manual at your own expense.
The Kawasaki Limited Emission Control System Warranty requires that you return your engine to an autho_
rized Kawasaki dealer for remedy under warranty: Ptease read the warranty carefu|ly, and keep it valid by
complying with the owne.r's obligations it contains.
Tampering with Emission Control System Prohibited
Federal law and California State law prohibit the following acts or the causing thereof: (1) the removal or
rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or replacement, of any
device or element of design incorporated into any new engine for the purposes of emission control prior to its
sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use, or (2) the use of the engine after such device or
element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person_
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Among those acts presumed to constitute tampering are the acts listed below:
Do not tamper with the odginal emission related parts:
Ca_uretor and internal parts
Spark Plugs
Magneto or electronic ignition system
Fuel filter element
Air cleaner elements
Crankcase
Cylinder heads
Breather chamber and internal parts
Intake pipe and tube
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VVe wish to thank you for purchasing this Kawasaki engine.
Please read this Owner's Manual carefully before starting your new engine so that you will be thoroughly
familiar with the proof operation of your engine's control, its features, capabilities and limitations.
Also read the manual of the equipment to which this engine is a_ached.
To ensure a long, trouble-free life for your engine, give it the proper care and maintenance described in this
manual. Always keep this manual at your fingertip so that you can refer to it whenever you need information.
This manual should be considered a permanent part of the engine and should remain with the engine when it
is sold.
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without our prior written permission.
This publication includes the latest information available at the time of printing. However, there may be minor
differences between the actual product and illustrations and text in this manual.
All products are subject to change without prior notice or obligation.
KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
Consumer Products & Machinery Company
© 1998 Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Lid,
Apr.
2006 (13) (M)
Please note that the photographs and illustrations shown in this manual are made based on Model FH601V
as atypicai example among other similar models
TABLE OF CONTENTS
GENERAL INFORMATION ..........................
8
Thro_le Cable installation, Adjustment ......
24
Location of Safety Related Labels ................
8
Choke Cable Installation, Adjustment ........ 24
Location of Pa_s ............................................
9
Engine Speed Adjustment ...........................
26
MAINTENANCE ...........................................
27
Engine Serial Number. ..................................
10
Periodic Maintenance Chart ....................
27
Tune-up Specifications ...................................
10
OilLevel Check .........................................
29
Engine Oil Capacity .....................................
11
FUEL AND OIL RECOMMENDATIONS
.........
12
Oil Cooier Service (FH721V Model) .............
29
Fuel ..............................................
12
OilChange ................................................
30
Engine Oil ..................................................
13
Oil Filter Change ........................................
30
PREPARATION .............................................
14
Air Cleaner Service ......................................
32
Fuel ....................................................................
14
FuelFilter
and FuelPump Service................
33
Engine Oil.......................................................
15
Spark Plug Service ........................................
33
STARTING ......................................................
16
Cooling System Cleaning ..............................
34
STORAGE .......................................................
35
Start Engine
16
OPERATING .........................................................
19
FuelSystem Draining....................................
35
TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE .........................
37
_rming Up ....................................................
19
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ..............
39
Engine Inclination .........................................
20
STOPPING ........................................................
21
SPECIFICATIONS .....................................
39
WIRING DIAGRAM ..........................................
40
Stopping the Engine .................................
21
Ordinary Stop ............................................
21
Wring Diagram; (With t2 V - 13 A Charging
Coil)
......................................................
40
Emergency Stop .........................................
21
ADJUSTMENT .................................................
22
Associated Choke Type .................................
22
Throttle Cable Installation, Adjustment ....... 22
Choke Adjustment Associated Choke Type
22
Separate Choke Type ......................................
24
35
8 GENERAL
INFORMATION
GENE L
INFORMATION
Location of Safety Related Labels
MAINTENANC
ENG+NE
++OH+ECK OIL
LEVEL
2+¢H+ECK
& CLEA_
AiR
¢LEAHER
3._LEAN
SCREE#
& FtH$
4. CH;k_GE
0]L
& 0+L
F+LTE_
A. Warning
B+Engine Maintenance
REFE_ TO HNER'$
i+AiUALFOR FURTHER iNF_RM_TIOW
GENERAL INFORMATION 9
Location
of Parts
VIEW a
FH841 ?04M _' IG
I. Electric Starter
J. Voltage Regulator
A+Oil GaugsdFlller
B+Oil Filter
C. Oil Drain Plugs
D. Air CleanertCarburetor
E. Control Panel
F. Spark Plug CepelSpsrk Plugs
G+Air.lrrtake Screen
H+Fan Housing
K. Fuel Pump
L Fuel Tube
M. Fuel Filter
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10 GENERAL
INFORMATION
Engine
Serial
Number
Tune-up
The engine serial number is your only means of
identi_ing your particular engine from others of the
same model type.
This engine serial number is needed by your
dealer when ordering parts.
Specifications
ITEM
Specifications
Ignffion Timing
Unadiustabte
Spark Plugs:
Gap
NGK BPR4ES
&75 turn (0.030 in)
Low Idle Speed
1 550 r/min (rpm)
High Idle Speed
_3 600 r/min (rpm) .....
IN 0.10~ 0.15 mm
Valve Clearance
(0,004 _- &006 in)
EX 0.10 _, 0.15 mm
(0.004 ~ 0.006 in)
Other Specifications
No other adjustment
needed
a
VIEW
NOTE
a
F_J,IlW_W2
0 High and low idle speeds may vary depending on
the equipment on which the engine is used., Refer
to the equipment specification.
0
A. Engine Serial Num_r
GENE_L
Engine Oil Capacity
-:ngine Oil Ca
FH601V
FH641V
FH661V
FH680V
FH721V
1.5 L (1.6 US,qt)
[when oil filter is not removed]
1,7 L (1.8 US.qt)
[when oil rifler is removed]
1,5 L (1.6 US.qt)
[when oil filter is not removed]
1.8 L (1,9 US.qt)
[when oil filter is removed]
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INFORMATION
11
12 FUEL AND OIL RECOMMENDATIONS
FUEL AND OIL RECOMMENDATIONS
ETHANOL: (Ethyl or GrainAlcohol)
You may use gasoline containing up to 10%
ethanol by volume.
MTBE: (Methyl Tertiary ButylEther)
You may usegasolinecontainingupto 15% MTBE
by volume.
METHANOL: (Methylor Wood Alcohol)
You may use gasoline containing up to 5%
methanol by volume, as long as it also contains
cosolventsand corms,ion inhibitorsto protectthe
fuel system. Gasoline containingmore than 5%
methanol by volume may cause starting andfor
performance problems. It may also damage
metal, rubber, and plasticparts of your fuel system.
Fuel
Use only dean, fresh, unleaded regular grade
gasoline.
CAUTION
Do not mix oil with gasoline.
Octane Rating
The octane rating of a gasoline is a measure of
its resistanceto =knocking". Use a minimum of 87
octane bythe antiknockindex is recommended.The
antiknockindex is posted on service stationpumps
in the IJ.S.A.
NOTE
Off "knocking or pinging'occurs, use a different
brand of gasolineor higheroctane rating.
Oxygenated Fuel
Oxygenates (either ethanol or MTBE) are added
to the gasoline. If you use the oxygenatedfuel be
sure it is unleaded and meets the minimumoctane
ratingrequirement.
The followingare the EPA approvedpercentages
of fuel oxygenates.
FUEL AND OIL RECOMMENDATIONS 13
Engine
Oil
The following engine oilsare recommended.
API Service C[assifk_ation
: SF, SG, SH, or SJ.
Oil Viscosity
Choosethe viscosityaccordingto thetemperature
as follows:
-20"€ -;0'C
O'C
10'C
20"C
30"C ,lO*C
NOTE
OUsing multi grade oils (5W-20, 10W-30, and
10W-40) willincreaseoil consumption,Check oil
level more frequentlywhen using them,
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14 PREPARATION
PREPARATION
• Level the engine before fueling.
• Remove the fuel tank cap.
• Slowly pour fuel into the tank through the fuel
strainer.
• Close the tank cap securely.
Fuel
Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be
explosive under certain conditions.
Before refueling, turn the engine switch to
the OFF position. Do not smoke. Make sure
the area is wel| ventilated and free from any
source of flame or sparks, including any appliances with a pilot light.
Never fill tank so that fuel level rises into
the filler neck. If tank is overfilled, heat may
cause fuel to expand and overflow through
vents in tank cap.
After refueling make sure tank cap is securely closed.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it up immediately.
PREPARATION
Engine Oil
Check the engine o,I datly before startmg the engine otherwise shortage of the engine oil may cause
serious damage to the engine such as seizure
• Place the engine on level surface
Clean area
around the o_1gauge before removing It
• Remove the oil gauge (A) and wtpe it with a clean
cloth
• Pour the od slowly to"FU LL" mark on the oil gauge
• Insert the oil gauge into tube (B) WITHOUT
SCREWING IT IN.
• Remove the otl gauge (A) to check the oil level
The level should be between "ADD" and FULL'
marks Do not overfill
• Install and tighten the oil gauge (A)
CAUTION
Engine Oil Ca oacity
FH601V
1 5 L (1.6 US qt)
FH641V
i [when oil filter is not removed]
FH661V
FH680V
1 7 L (1.8 US qt)
i [when oil filter is removed]
15L(1.6
FH721V
The engine is shipped without engine oil.
USqt)
i[when o!! filter !s not removed]
1 8 L (1.9 US qt)
I [when or1filter is removed]
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15
16 STARTING
STARTING
Use fresh gasohne
o Protect the engine or the equipment from direct
exposure to weather when not in operation.
O Before starting the engine, disconnect all possible
external loads.
• Open the fuel valve (A) on the equipment.
• Put the engine switch key into the engine switch,
For Control Panel Switch Type, move the throttle lever on the equipment to its halfway position
Moving the lever away from its low speed end
turns ignition on.
• Move the throttle lever to its halfway position between "SLOW' speed and "FAST" speed
Start Engine
Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, a
colorless, odorless, poisonous gas.
Do not operate the unit in enclosed areas.
Provide adequate ventilation at all times.
Engine exhaust may ignite combustible materials and cause a fire.
Keep the area around the exhaust outlet
clear. Locate the unit so that the exhaust
outlet points toward an open area and is
located at least one meter (3.3 feet) from any
obstructions.
[Associated Choke type]
For a Cold Engine - Place the throttle lever (A)
into "CHOKE" position,
For a Warm Engine (normal operating temperatures) - Place the throttle lever halfway between
"SLOW' and "FAST" positions
NOTE
[Separate Choke type]
For a Cold Engine - Place the choke control lever
_nto "CHOKE" position
• After starting the engine, gradually return the
choke control lever to the fully open position,
©Be aware of the following m order to start the engine easily in cold weathe_
O Use proper oil for expected temperature (See
FUEL AND OIL RECOMMENDATIONS chapter)
STARTING
17
/f
i ON
FB79C.'[_7
A. Fuel Valve
A. Throttle
A. Throttle Lever
40
Lever
£
18
STARTING
• Put the switch key (A) into the engine switch.
• Turn the switch key to the START position on the
equipment. Normally the engine will start within 3
seconds.
Do not run the electric starter continuously
for more than 5 seconds, otherwise the battery may discharge quickly. If the engine
does not start right away, wait 15 seconds
and try again.
Whenever you start engine, make sure warning light is not illuminated after engine starts.
if warning light comes on, stop engine immediately and check oil level (If equipped).
OPERATING 19
CAUTION
Warming
Up
Allow engine to warm
minutes at idle) before
will allow oil to reach
allow piston clearance
ifications.
After the engine starts, move the throttle lever (A)
on the equipment to halfway between "FAST" and
"SLOW'.
To warm up the engine, run it for 3 to 5 minutes
with the throttle lever in the same load position
(halfway) before putting the equipment under load.
Then, move the throttle lever (A) on the equipment
to its "FAST" position.
up sufficiently (3 to 5
applying a load. This
all engine parts, and
to reach design spec-
CAUTION
While warming up the engine, make sure the
warning light (oli pressure) on dash is not
on. The warning light must not be illuminated during engine operation (if equipped).
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20 OPERATING
Engine
Inclination
This engine will operatecontinuouslyat anglesup
to 25 ° in any direction.
Refer to the operating instmc'donsof the equipment this engine powers. Because of equipment
design or application,there may be more stringent
restdcUonsregardingthe angle of operation.
CAUTION
Do not operate this engine continuously at
angles exceeding 25Q in any direction. Engine damage could result front insufficient
lubrication.
STOPPING 21
For Control Panel Switch Type, move the throttle
lever on the equipment against its low speed end.
Movingthe lever againstits low speed end turns ignitionoff,
Stopping the Engine
Ordinary Stop
• Move throttle lever (A) to SLOW position.
• Lowerthe engine speed to an idle. Keep running
at idle for about one minute.
Engine damage can occur from run.on or
after-burning If engine is stopped suddenly
from high speed loaded operation. Reduce
engine speed to Idle for one minute before
shutting engine off.
•Tum the engine switch or the switchkey to "OFF"
m
s
For Control Panel Switch Type, ruovethe throttre
lever against itslow speed end to turns ignitionoff.
Emergency Stop
• Immediatelytum the engine switc_ or the switch
key to _)FF" position.
• Closethe fuel valve on the equipment.
Always remove Engine Key from switch
when leaving
equipment
unaUended
or
when equipment is not in use.
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22 ADJUSTMENT
ADJUSTMENT
Two types of choke control are used for FH601V,
FH641V, FH661V, FH661V, FH680V, FH721VModel
Engines.
Associated
Choke
the lever (C); insert 6 mm dia, pin (or 6 mm bolt)
through two hole&
• Turn the choke setting screw (I) so that the clearance between the screw end and the tongue of the
lever (J) is zero. Remove the 6 mm alia, pin or bolt.
• Make sure that the choke valve can move to full
open position and fuli c_ose position by turning the
lever.
Type
Throttle Cable tnstallation, Adjustment
Make sure that the throttle lever on the equipment
links to the engine with the throttle cable.
• Leave the cable damp bo_t (A)loose,
• Align the ho_e (B)in the speed control lever (C)
with the hole (D)in the base plate (E) moving the
lever (C); insert 6 mm dia. pin (or 6 mm bolt)
through two holes,
• Pull up the outer housing (F) of the throttle cable
until the inner wire (G) has aimost no s_ack, and
tighten the cable cJamp bolt (A). Remove the 6 mm
dia. pin,
Make sure that the carburetor choke valve (M)
is closed completely when the throttle lever on the
equipment is moved to "CHOKE" position, If not,
perform "CHOKE ADJUSTMENT"
Choke Adjustment
Associated
H, Throttle Valve
M, Choke Valve
Choke Type
• Stop the engine,
• Align the ho_e (B)in the speed contro_ lever (C)
with the hole (D)in the base plate (E) by moving
ADJUSTMENT 23
F_64_V08W6
43
¢
24 ADJUSTMENT
Separate
• Move the equipmentchoke controlto "CHOKE"
Make sure that the carburetor choke
valve (M) is completely closed.
• Make sure that the choke valve _ms from fully
closed positionto fully opened positionwhen actuatingMe equipment choke control.
choke type
Throttle Cable Installation,
Adjustment
• Link the throttle cable (G) to the speed control
lever (C) and loosely clamp the throttle cable outer
housing (F)with the cable clamp bolt (A).
• Move the throttle lever to =FAST" position.
• Pull up the outer housing (F) of the throffie cable
until the inaer wire (G) has almost no slack, and
tighten the cable clamp bolt (A).
• Move the throttle lever to =slowJ position. Make
sure that the carburetor throttle valve (H) is moved
Choke Cable Installation, Adjustment
, Linkthe chokecable (K) to the choke controllever
(D), and loosely clamp the choke cable outer
housing(L) with the cable damp bolt (B).
e Move the equipmentchoke control to "OPEN" po*
sition. Make sure that the carburetor choke vahte
(M) is fullyopened.
e Pull up the outer housing(L) of the choke cable
until the inner wire (K) has almost no slack, and
tighten the cable clamp bo_ (B).
H. ThrottleValve
M. ChokeValve
ADJUSTMENT 25
®
RH_I4 I¥OBIF4
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G
26 ADJUSTMENT
Engine Speed
Adjustment
NOTE
0 Do not tamper with the govemorsettfng orthe carburetor setting orthe carburetor settingto increase
the engine speed. Every carburetoris adjusted at
the factory and a cap or a stop plate was installed
on each mixturescrew.
0/f adjustmentis needed, it must be performedby
your authorized KawasakiEngine dealer.
MAINTENANCE 27
Periodic
Maintenance
Chart
NOTE
0 The set€ice intervals can be used as a guide. Service more frequently as necessary by operatLngconditions.
" Service more frequently under dusty conditions.
K : Service to be performed by an authorized Kawasaki dea_er
INTERVAL
First
Daily 8 hr.
MAINTENANCE
Check and add engine oil
Every
25 hr.
Every Every
Every
Every
Every
Every
50 hr. 100 hr. 200 hr, 250 hr. 300 hr. 500 hr.
•
Check for loose or lost nuts and
screws.
•
Check for fuel and oil {eakage.
•
Check batter}/electrolyte
•
level
oClean air cleaner foam element
•
• Clean air cleaner paper element
•
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28
MAINTENANCE
INTERVAL
First Evew
Daily 8 hr. 25 hr.
MAINTENANCE
• Check or dean air inlet screen.
Eve_
Every
Every
Every
Evew
Every
50 hr. t00 hr. 200 hr. 250 hr. 300 hr. 500 hr.
•
_Clean dust and dirt: from cylinder
Kand cylinder head fins.
•
Tighten nuts and screws.
Change engine oil.
•
•
•
_Check and clean oil cooler fins
(FH721V model).
•
Clean and regap spark plugs.
•
Change oil filter
•
• Replace air cleaner paper element
•
• Replace air cleaner prima_
element (Heavy Duty Air Cleaner).
•
• Check air cleaner secondary
element (Heavy Duty Air C{eaner)_ ...........
KClean combustion
•
chamber,
•
KCheck and adjust valve clearance,
•
KClean and lap valve seating
suffa_
•
• Replace air cleaner secondary
element (Heavy Duty Air C_eaner),
•
MAINTENANCE 29
Oil Level Check
Oil Cooler
Check the oil level daily and before each time of
operation. Be sure the oil level is mainlined.
See
PREPARATION chapter.
Check and clean oil cooler fins ever 100 hours.
• Clean dirt off the outside fins with a brush or compressed air,
Service
Engine Oil Capaei_
FH601V
FH641V
t5 L (1,6 USqt)
[when oii filter is not removed]
FH661V
1.7 L (1.8 USqt)
FH721V
(FH721V
Model)
!
1.5 L (1,6 US.qt)
[when oil filter is not removed]
1.8 L (1.9 USqt)
[when oil filter is removed]
A, Oil Cooler
B, Oil Filter
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Fins
30 MAINTENANCE
• _nstall the oil drain p_ug,
• Remove the oHgauge and refill with fresh oH (See
FUEL AND OIL RECOMMENDATIONS chapter)_
• Check the oil level (see PREPARATION chapter)_
Oil Change
Change oil after first 8 hours of operation, Thereafter change oil
= Run the engine to warm o&
• Be sure the engine (equipment) is on level surface_
• Stop the engine
• Remove the oil drain plug and drain the oH into a
suitable container while engine is warm.
Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of
used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or possible recycling.
Hot engine oil can cause severe burns.
Allow engine temperature to drop from hot to
warm level before draining and handling oil
Oil Filter Change
• Change the oil filter every 200 hours of operation
Hot engine oil can cause severe burns.
Allow engine temperature to drop from hot to
warm level before attempting to remove oil
filter,
• Drain the engine oil into a suitable container,
Before removing the oil filter,
pan under filter connection,
place suitable
A, Oil Drain Plug
MAINTENANCE
• Rota_e the oil filter (A) counterclockwise to remove
it.
• Coat a film of clean engine oil on the seal of new
filter.
• Install new filter rotating it c_ockwise until the seal
_ntacts the mounting surface (B). Then rotate the
filter 3/4 turn more by hand.
• Supply engine oi_ as specified.
• Run the engine for about 3 minutes, stop the engine, and check any oil leakage around the filter.
• Add oi_to compensate for oil level drop due to oi_
filter capacity (see PREPARATION chapter).
Engine oil is a toxic su_tance.
Dispose of
used oil properly. Contact your local authorities for approved disposal methods or pos.
sible recycling,
A. Oil Filter
B. Mounting
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Surface
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32 MAINTENANCE
Air Cleaner
Service
Paper Element
Clean the paper etement (B) ...eye.._100 hour&
• Clean the element by tapping gently to remove
dust. if very di_, replace the e_ement with a new
Do not run the engine with the air cleaner
removed.
one,
• Rep!ace w{th a new paper element yearly or 200
hours_ whichever comes first.
Foam Element
Clean the foam element (A) every, .....
• 'Wash the element in detergent and water, and d_
it thoroughly_
NOTE
0 Operating in a dusty condition may require more
frequent maintenance than above.
Do not wash paper element.
Do not oil paper or foam element.
Do not use pressurized air to clean paper element.
A. Foam Element
B, Paper Element
MAINTENANCE
33
• Clean the electrodes (8) by scraping or using a
wire brush, to remove carbon deposits.
• inspect for cracked porcelain, other wear or damage. Replace the spark plug with a new one if necessary',
• Check the spark plug gap and reset it ff necessary. The gap must be 0_75.....
To
change the gap, bend only the side electrode, using a spark plug tool.
• Install and tighten the spark plugs to 22 Nm (2_2
Fuel Filter and Fuel Pump Sewice
improper use of solvents can, result in fire or
an explosion.
Do not use gasoline or low flash-point solvents to clean the fuel filter and/or the fuel
pump.
Clean only in a well ventilated area away from
sources of sparks or flame, including any appliances with a pilot light.
• Fit the spark plug caps on the spark plugs securely
• Pull up the spark plug caps _ightly to make sure of
the installation of the spark p_ug cap&
• The fuel filter can not be disassembled. If the fuel
filter gets dogged, replace it with a new one.
• The fuel pump can not be disassembled, if the fue_
pump fails, replace it with a new one.
RECOMMENDED SPARK PLUG
NGK .................................... BPR4ES
Spark Plug Service
Hot engine components can cause severe
burns.
Stop engine and allow it to cool before checking spark plugs.
Clean or replace the spark plugs and reset the gap
(A)
of operation.
• Disconnect the spark plug caps #om the spark
piugs and remove the spark plugs.
A, Spark Plug Gap
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B. Electrodes
34 MAINTENANCE
Cooling
System
Cleaning
Before each 9pe[at!gn, check that the air inlet (retaw) screen (A) is free from grass and debris. Clean,
the screen if necessary: Eve_ 100 hours of operation, check and clean the cooling fins and the inside of engine shrouds to remove grass, chaff or di_
clogging the cooling system and causing overheating. When c{eaning, remove the air in_etscreen (A),
the air c_eaner cap (C) and the fan housing (B).
Do not run engine before all cooling system
parts are reinstalled to keep cooling and carburetion as intended.
[Bolts Size, Tightening
Torque]
Bolts
Size
Length
Tightening torque
D
Mro
12 mm
5.9 Nm (0.6 kgf.m, 4.3
ff, lb)
E
M6
20 mm
5.9 Nm (0.6 kgf.m, 4.3
ff-lb)
,F
M6
12 mm
5.9 N.m (0.6 kgfm,
ff.tb)
4.3
,F: Screws
STORAGE
Fuel System
35
• Put a pan under the carburetor and ioosen the
drain screw of the carburetor to drain the gasoline
completely.
• Tighten the drain screw.
Draining
Engine to be stored over 30 days should be completely drained of fuel to prevent gum deposits forming on essentiai carburetor parts, the fuel filter and
the tank.
Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be
explosive under certain conditions,
Drain fuel before storing the equipmen_ for
extended periods.
Drain gasoline in,a well ventilated area away
from, any source of flame or sparks, including any appliances with, a pilot light. Store
gasoline in an approved container in safe location,
• C_ean every part of the engine.
• Be sure that the engine switch or switch key is
positioned at "OFF" position.
• Ciose the fuel valve and remove the sediment
bowl,
• Put a pan under the fuel valve to receive the
drained gasoline and open the fue_ valve to drain
the gasoline from fuel tank completely.
• Install the sediment bowl.
A, Fuel Drain Screw
B, Pan
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36 STORAGE
• Remove the spark plugs and pour approx i ~ 2 mL
(006 ~ 0_1 cu in) of engine oil through the spark
plug holes then screw the spark plugs in after turning the engine a few times. Slowly turn the engine
until you feel the compression then leave it there.
This traps the air inside the cytinde_ and prevents
rust inside the engine
• Wipe the body with oily cloth.
• Wrap the engine with plastic sheeting and store it
in a dry place.
• Change engine oil for next use after period of
storage. Refer to MAINTENANCE chapter for Oil
Change section)
TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE
if the engine malfunctions, carefully examine the symptoms and the operating conditions,
below as a guide to troubleshooting.
Symptom
Probable Cause
Engine won't
Insufficient
sta_ or output is compression
Faulty pistons, cylinders, piston rings,
and head gaskets
low
Faulty valves
Loose spark plugs
GUIDE 37
and use the table
Remedy
K
_ghten
properly
Loose cylinder head bolts
No fuel to
No fuel in fuel tank
Fill fue{ tank
combustion
Fuel valve is not in "ON" position.
Open fuel va{ve lever.
chamber
Clogged fuel filter or tube
Change fuel fitter or fuel tube
C{ogged air vent in tank cap
Ctean fuei tank cap
Faul_ carburetor
K
Over-rich fuellair mixture
Open choke.
Rotate engine with spark plugs
removed to discharge excess fuel.
Clean spark plugs.
Clogged air cleaner
Clean
Faulty carburetor
K
Spark plugs
fouled by fuel
Incorrect gradeltype
of fuel
Water in fuel
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Change fuel
38 TROOUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Symptom
Probable Cause
No spark or
Faulty spark plugs
Repla_
weak spark
Low output
Remedy
spark plugs
..........................................................
K .............................................................................
Engine switch is in "OFF" position
Turn, engine switch to "START"
position
(See M)
Engine
Clogged air cleaner
Clean
overheats
Air inlet screen, or cooling air path
clogged with dirt
Insufficient
Engine speed
won't increase
engine oil
Replenish, or change oil
Carbon build-up in combustion
chamber
K
Faul_ governor
K
K : Service to be performed by an authorized Kawasaki dealer.
M : For Control Panel Switch Type, move the throttle lever on the equipment
to turn the engine switch to "START" position.
ENVIRONMENTAL
ENVIRONMENTAL
away from its low speed end
PROTECTION/SPECIFICATIONS
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PROTECTION
To protect our environment, properly dispose of used batteries, engine oil, gasoline, coolant, or other components that you might discard.
Consult your authorized Kawasaki dealer or local environmenta{ waste agency for the proper disposal procedures.
SPECIFICATIONS
FH601V, FH641V, FH661V, FH680V
Type
.
Air- cooled, 4-stroke
FH721V
OHV, V-twin cylinder, gasoline engine
Bore x Stroke
75.2 x 76 mm (2,96 x 2.99 in.)
Disp{acement
675 mL (41.19 cu.in)
Ignition System
Direction of rotation _
Solid-state
Counterc{ockwise
Starting system
ignition
facing the PTO Shaft
Electric starter
NOTE
0 Specifications are subject to change without notice
0 Dry weight excludes that of the fuel tank and the muffler_
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40 WIRING
DIAG_M
WIRING DiAG_M
//_
/J////f////////////////////,
(With 12 V - 13 A
For electrical safety, always remove cable
from negative (-) side of battery before attempting any repair or maintenance.
Battery
Capacity
Q
Recommended
__
ILawn Mowe[
_--_erj
112 V
Capacity
[Snow
Thio
i12v 28O
CCAClass
lass
//._/,
/J//./_
NOTE
0 Portion surrounded
procurement parts.
C. Cha_ing
Kawasaki
Coil
Coil
L Voltage Regulator
J. Electric Starter
D. Spark Plugs
K. Carburetor
E, Battery
L Oil Pressu_ Switch
F. Key Switch
G, Fuse
®
H. Solenoid Switch
A. Flywheel
B. Ignition
by hatching shows
F_84_Vi2M4
(Option)
M, Oil Warning Light
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KAWASAKI LIMITED WARRANTY
CALIFORNIA AND FEDERAL
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEMS
SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINES
The California Air Resources Board, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , and Kawasaki Motors Corp.,
U.S.A. (hereinafter "Kawasaki") are pleased to explain the Emission Control Systems Warranty on your Kawasaki
small off-road engine. In California and other states, new small off-road engines must be designed, built and
equipped to meet the stringent anti-smog standards. Kawasaki must warrant the emission control system on your
small off-road engine for the period of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper
maintenance of your small off-road engine. Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or
fuel-injection system, the ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and
other emission related assemblies. Where a warrantable condition exists, Kawasaki will repair your small off-road
engine at no cost to you including diagnosis (if the diagnostic work is performed at a Kawasaki small off-road engine
dealer), parts and labor.
OWNERS WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES. The following obligations must be fulfilled by the owner to maintain the
validity of the Kawasaki California / EPA Emission Systems Warranty:
(a) As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance
listed in your owner's manual. Kawasaki recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on
your small off-road engine, but Kawasaki cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance.
(b) You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to an authorized Kawasaki small off-road engine
dealer as soon as a problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of
time, not to exceed 30 days.
(c) As the small off-road engine owner, you should also be aware that Kawasaki may deny you warranty coverage
if your small off-road engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved
modifications.
d)
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact Kawasaki
Motors Corp., U.S.A., Consumer Services Department, 5080 36th Street S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49512,
(616)949-6500.
1. COVERAGE. Kawasaki warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser that the small off-road
engine is free from defects in material and workmanship which cause a failure of a warranted part for a period of
two years. Kawasaki is liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part
still under warranty. The 1995 and later small off-road engines are warranted for two years in California. In all
other states, 1997 and later model year small off-road engines are warranted for two years. If any emissionrelated part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by Kawasaki. This warranty time
period shall begin on the date the small off-road engine is delivered to the initial purchaser, or on the date the
small off-road engine is first placed in service.
Warranty defects shall be remedied during customary business hours at any authorized Kawasaki small off-road
engine dealer located within the United States of America. Any manufacturer-approved
replacement part may be
used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs on emission-related parts, and must be provided
without charge to the owner if the part is still under warranty. Any part or parts replaced under this warranty shall
become the property of Kawasaki.
The emission related warranted parts are specifically defined by the California Air Resources Board's Emission
Warranty Parts List. (EPA's regulations do not include a parts list, but EPA considers emission-related parts to
include all parts listed here.) These warranted parts are: carburetor and internal parts, spark advance/retard
system, cold start enrichment system, magneto or electronic ignition system, catalytic converter, intake manifold,
exhaust manifold, air cleaner element, and spark plugs if failure occurs prior to the first required scheduled
replacement, hoses, clamps, fittings, gaskets, sealing devices, mounting hardware and tubing used directly in
these parts.
Since emission related parts may vary slightly from model to model, certain models may not contain all of these
parts and certain models may contain functionally equivalent parts.
2. LIMITATIONS.
This Emission Control Systems Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
(a) Repair or replacement required as a result of (i) misuse or neglect, (ii) lack of required maintenance, (iii)
repairs improperly performed or replacements improperly installed, (iv) use of replacement parts or
accessories not conforming to Kawasaki specifications which adversely affect performance and/or durability,
(v) alterations or modifications not recommended or approved in writing by Kawasaki.
(b) Replacement of parts and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance
first scheduled replacement point.
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at and after the
3. LIMITED LIABILITY.
(a) The liability of Kawasaki
under this Emission Control Systems Warranty is limited solely to the remedying of
defects in materials or workmanship by any authorized Kawasaki small off-road engine dealer at its place of
business during customary business hours. This warranty does not cover inconvenience or loss of use of the
small off-road engine or transportation
of the small off-road engine to or from the Kawasaki dealer.
KAWASAKI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER EXPENSE, LOSS OR DAMAGE, WHETHER
DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL
(EXCEPTION LISTED UNDER COVERAGE) OR EXEMPLARY
ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE KAWASAKI SMALL
OFF-ROAD ENGINE FOR ANY PURPOSE.
(b) NO
EXPRESS EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY KAWASAKI WITH RESPECT
TO THE KAWASAKI SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINE EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY SET FORTH HEREIN. ANY
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS WARRANTY
IMPLIED BY LAW, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THE
EMISSION CONTROL
SYSTEMS WARRANTY
TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN. THE FOREGOING
STATEMENTS OF WARRANTY ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES.
(c) No dealer is authorized to modify this Kawasaki Limited Emission Control System Warranty.
(d) Kawasaki is not liable for parts which are not genuine Kawasaki parts except when genuine Kawasaki parts
cause damage to non-Kawasaki parts.
5. LEGAL RIGHTS. THIS WARRANTY
OTHER RIGHTS.
6. THIS WARRANTY
GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
IS IN ADDITION TO THE KAWASAKI
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LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
LIMITED SMALL OFF-ROAD
ENGINE WARRANTY.
CALIFORNIA
YOUR
EMISSION
CONTROL
W ARRANTY
RIGHTS
WARRANTY
AND
STAT EMENT
OBLIGATIONS
The California Air ResourcesBoard and MTD Consumer Group Inc. are pleasedto explain the evaporative emission control system warranty on your 2007 lawn
mower. In California, new lawn mower must be designed, built and equipped to meet the State's stringent anti-smog standards. MTD Consumer Group Inc. must
warrant the EECSon 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 EECSmay 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, IVlTDConsumer 6roup 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 claim. 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 needfor 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 list are covered: Fuel Line, Fuel Line Clamps.
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CUB CADET LLC
MANUFACTURER'S
LIMITED WARRANTY
RESIDENTIAL
ZERO-TURN
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 WearParts,
BatteriesandAttachmentsas 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 havea 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 backto the original date of original sale or lease.Any
replacement battery will be warranted only for the remainder of the
original warranty period.
Attachments-- Cub Cadet warrants attachments for this product
against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1)
year, 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.
HOWTO OBTAINSERVICE:Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOFOF PURCHASEAND APPLICABLE MAINTENANCERECORDS,
through your local authorized service dealer. To locate the dealer in
your area:
("RZT")
FOR
MOWERS
In Canada:
Contact MTD Products Limited, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J1, call 1-800668-1238 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. 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 Cadetdoes 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 expresswritten warranty above. No other expresswarranties
beyondthose 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 productscovered hereby. Cub Cadet shall not he 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.
HOWLOCAL LAWS RELATETO THIS WARRANTY:This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary in different jurisdictions.
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,
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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