Troy-Bilt 14AA80TP766 Big Red Horse Garden Tractor Operators Manual

Troy-Bilt 14AA80TP766 Big Red Horse Garden Tractor  Operators Manual
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Automatic Garden Tractor — Big Red® GT50
IMPORTANT
READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION
Warning: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brushcovered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).
If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester
for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland,
Ohio 44136-0019.
PRINTED IN U.S.A
Troy-Bilt LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019
FORM NO. 769-02784
11/28/2006
This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new garden tractor. It will help you assemble,
prepare and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
Table of Contents
Slope Gauge........................................................ 3
Safe Operation Practices.................................... 4
Setting Up Your Lawn Tractor............................. 8
Operating Your Lawn Tractor............................ 10
Adjusting Your Lawn Tractor............................. 18
Maintaining Your Lawn Tractor......................... 20
Off-Season Storage / Attachments.................. 26
Safety Labels..................................................... 27
Trouble Shooting............................................... 28
Replacement Parts............................................ 30
Finding and Recording Model Number
BEFORE YOU START ASSEMBLING
YOUR NEW EQUIPMENT,
please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the
information to the sample model plate provided to the right.
You can locate the model plate by looking beneath the seat.
This information will be necessary to use the manufacturer’s
web site and/or obtain assistance from the Customer Support
Department or an authorized service dealer.
Model Number
www.troybilt.com
Serial Number
TROY-BILT LLC
P. O. BOX 3 6 1 1 3 1
CLEVELAND, OH 44136
330-558-7220
866-840-6483
Customer Support
Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was
purchased, without first contacting Customer Support.
If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation, or maintenance of this
unit, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below:
3. The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues
with regard to performance, power-rating, specifications, warranty and
service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s
Manual, packed separately with your unit, for more information.
1. Visit troybilt.com for many useful suggestions. Click on Customer
Support button and you will get the options reproduced in the screen
shot below. Click on the appropriate button and help is immediately
available.
2. Phone a Customer Support Representative at 1-866-840-6483.
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Use this page as a guide to determine slopes where you may not operate safely.
Do not operate your lawn mower on such slopes.
Slope
Gauge
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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.
Operate riding mowers
up and down slopes,
never across the face
of slopes.
2
Safe
Operation
Practices
WARNING
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which, if
not followed, could
endanger the personal
safety and/or property
of yourself and others.
Read and follow all
instructions in this manual before attempting to
operate this machine.
Failure to comply with
these instructions may
result in personal injury.
When you see this
symbol.
HEED ITS WARNING
WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
DANGER: This machine 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 serious injury. This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
Children
Operation
1. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not
alert to the presence of children. Children are often
attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
They do not understand the dangers. Never assume
that children will remain where you last saw them.
a. Keep children out of the mowing area and in
watchful care of a responsible adult other than
the operator.
b. Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters
the area.
c. Before and while backing, look behind and
down for small children.
d. Never carry children, even with the blade(s)
shut off. They may fall off and be seriously
injured or interfere with safe machine operation.
e. Use extreme care when approaching blind
corners, doorways, shrubs, trees or other
objects that may block your vision of a child
who may run into the machine.
f. To avoid back-over accidents, always
disengage the cutting blade(s) before
shifting into Reverse. If equipped, the
“Reverse Caution Mode” should not be
used when children or others are around.
g. Keep children away from hot or running
engines. They can suffer burns from a hot
muffler.
h. Remove key when machine is unattended to
prevent unauthorized operation.
2. Never allow children under 14 years old to operate
the machine. Children 14 years old and over should
read and understand the operation instructions and
safety rules in this manual and should be trained and
supervised by a parent.
Safe Handling of Gasoline:
1. To avoid personal injury or property damage use
extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is
extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline
is spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite.
Wash your skin and change clothes immediately.
a. Use only an approved gasoline container.
b. Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a
truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always
place containers on the ground away from
your vehicle before filling.
c. When practical, remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it
on the ground. If this is not possible, then
refuel such equipment on a trailer with a
portable container, rather than from a gasoline
dispenser nozzle.
d. Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of
the fuel tank or container opening at all
times until fueling is complete. Do not use a
nozzle lock-open device.
e. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and
other sources of ignition.
f. Never fuel machine indoors.
g. Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the
engine is hot or running. Allow engine to cool
at least two minutes before refueling.
h. Never over fill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more
than ½ inch below bottom of filler neck to
allow space for fuel expansion.
i. Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely.
j. If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine
and equipment. Move unit to another area.
Wait 5 minutes before starting the engine.
k. To reduce fire hazards, keep machine free of
grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean
up oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel
soaked debris.
l. Never store the machine or fuel container
inside where there is an open flame, spark
or pilot light as on a water heater, space
heater, furnace, clothes dryer or other gas
appliances.
m. Allow a machine to cool at least five minutes
before storing.
Your
Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand
and follow the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
General Operation:
14. Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roadways. This machine is not intended for use on
1. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
any public roadway.
machine and in the manual(s) before attempting to
15.
Do not operate the machine while under the influassemble and operate. Keep this manual in a safe
ence of alcohol or drugs.
place for future and regular reference and for ordering
16. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
replacement parts.
2. Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation. 17. Never carry passengers.
18. Disengage blade(s) before shifting into reverse.
Know how to stop the machine and disengage them
Back up slowly. Always look down and behind before
quickly.
and while backing to avoid a back-over accident.
3. Never allow children under 14 years old to operate
19. Slow down before turning. Operate the machine
this machine. Children 14 years old and over should
smoothly. Avoid erratic operation and excessive
read and understand the operation instructions and
speed.
safety rules in this manual and should be trained and
supervised by a parent.
20. Disengage blade(s), set parking brake, stop engine
and wait until the blade(s) come to a complete stop
4. Never allow adults to operate this machine without
before removing grass catcher, emptying grass,
proper instruction.
unclogging chute, removing any grass or debris, or
5. To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury,
making any adjustments.
keep bystanders, helpers, children and pets at least
75 feet from the machine while it is in operation. Stop 21. Never leave a running machine unattended. Always
turn off blade(s), place transmission in neutral, set
machine if anyone enters the area.
parking brake, stop engine and remove key before
6. Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to
dismounting.
be used. Remove all stones, sticks, wire, bones, toys,
22. Use extra care when loading or unloading the
and other foreign objects which could be picked up
machine into a trailer or truck. This unit should not
and thrown by the blade(s). Thrown objects can cause
be driven up or down ramp(s), because the unit
serious personal injury.
could tip over, causing serious personal injury. The
7. Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of
unit must be pushed manually on ramp(s) to load or
material toward roads, sidewalks, bystanders and the
unload properly.
like. Also, avoid discharging material against a wall or
23. Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a
obstruction which may cause discharged material to
burn. Do not touch.
ricochet back toward the operator.
24. Check overhead clearances carefully before driving
8. Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during
under low hanging tree branches, wires, door openoperation and while performing an adjustment or
ings etc., where the operator may be struck or pulled
repair to protect your eyes. Thrown objects which
from the unit, which could result in serious injury.
ricochet can cause serious injury to the eyes.
9. Wear sturdy, rough-soled work shoes and close-fitting 25. Disengage all attachment clutches, depress the
brake pedal completely and shift into neutral before
slacks and shirts. Loose fitting clothes and jewelry
attempting to start engine.
can be caught in movable parts. Never operate this
machine in bare feet or sandals.
26. Your machine is designed to cut normal residential
grass of a height no more than 10”. Do not attempt to
10. Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge
mow through unusually tall, dry grass (e.g., pasture)
direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate
or piles of dry leaves. Dry grass or leaves may
the mower without the discharge cover or entire grass
contact the engine exhaust and/or build up on the
catcher in its proper place.
mower deck presenting a potential fire hazard.
11. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under
27. Use only accessories and attachments approved for
the cutting deck. Contact with the blade(s) can
this machine by the machine manufacturer. Read,
amputate hands and feet.
understand and follow all instructions provided with
12. A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause
the approved accessory or attachment.
blade contact or thrown object injuries.
13. Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, 28. Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and
above, are involved in a large percentage of riding
or roads and while not cutting grass.
mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and others from
serious injury.
29. If situations occur which are not covered in this
manual, use care and good judgment. Contact your
customer service representative for assistance.
2
Safe
Operation
Practices
WARNING
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which, if
not followed, could
endanger the personal
safety and/or property
of yourself and others.
Read and follow all
instructions in this manual before attempting to
operate this machine.
Failure to comply with
these instructions may
result in personal injury.
When you see this
symbol.
HEED ITS WARNING
Your
Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand
and follow the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
2
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 this machine.
Failure to comply with
these instructions may
result in personal injury.
When you see this
symbol.
Slope Operation:
Do Not:
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
degrees as shown on the slope gauge, do not operate
this unit on that area or serious injury could result.
1. Do not turn on slopes unless necessary; then, turn
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
2. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments.
The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over
the edge of a cliff, ditch, or if an edge caves in.
3. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot
on the ground.
4. Do not use a grass catcher on steep slopes.
5. Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could
cause sliding.
6. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill. Over-speeding may cause the operator to lose control of the
machine resulting in serious injury or death.
7. Do not tow heavy pull behind attachments (e.g. loaded
dump cart, lawn roller, etc.) on slopes greater than
5 degrees. When going down hill, the extra weight
tends to push the tractor and may cause you to loose
control. (e.g. tractor may speed up, braking and steering ability are reduced, attachment may jack-knife and
cause tractor to overturn).
Do:
1. Mow up and down slopes, not across. Exercise
extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
2. Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
3. Use slow speed. Choose a low enough speed
setting so that you will not have to stop or shift while
on the slope. Tires may lose traction on slopes even
though the brakes are functioning properly. Always
keep machine in gear when going down slopes to
take advantage of engine braking action.
4. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for
wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
5. Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the
machine.
6. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.
Rapid engagement or braking could cause the front
of the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards
which could cause serious injury.
7. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose
traction, disengage the blade(s) and proceed slowly
straight down the slope.
Towing:
1. Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for
towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the
hitch point.
2. Follow the manufacturers recommendation for weight
limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.
3. Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment.
4. On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may
cause loss of traction and loss of control.
5. Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
6. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill.
HEED ITS WARNING
Your
Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand
and follow the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
Service
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10. Never attempt to make adjustments or repairs to the
machine while the engine is running.
Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated
11. Grass catcher components and the discharge
area. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an
cover are subject to wear and damage which could
odorless, and deadly gas.
expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown.
Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain
For safety protection, frequently check components
the blade(s) and all moving parts have stopped.
and replace immediately with original equipment
Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against the
manufacturer’s (O.E.M.) parts only, listed in this
engine to prevent unintended starting.
manual. “Use of parts which do not meet the original
Periodically check to make sure the blades come to
equipment specifications may lead to improper
complete stop within approximately (5) five seconds
performance and compromise safety!”
after operating the blade disengagement control. If the
12. Do not change the engine governor settings or
blades do not stop within the this time frame, your unit
over-speed the engine. The governor controls the
should be serviced professionally by an authorized
maximum safe operating speed of the engine.
MTD Service Dealer.
13. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
Check brake operation frequently as it is subjected to
necessary.
wear during normal operation. Adjust and service as
14.
Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for
required.
gas, oil, etc. to protect the environment.
Check the blade(s) and engine mounting bolts at
frequent intervals for proper tightness. Also, visually
inspect blade(s) for damage (e.g., excessive wear,
bent, cracked). Replace the blade(s) with the original
equipment manufacturer’s (O.E.M.) blade(s) only,
listed in this manual. “Use of parts which do not meet
the original equipment specifications may lead to
improper performance and compromise safety!”
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
Never tamper with the safety interlock system or other
safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine,
disconnect the spark plug wire(s) and ground against
the engine. Thoroughly inspect the machine for any
damage. Repair the damage before starting and
operating.
2
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 this machine.
Failure to comply with
these instructions may
result in personal injury.
When you see this
symbol.
HEED ITS WARNING
Your
Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand
and follow the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
3
NOTE: This Operators Manual covers a range of product
specifications for various models. Characteristics and
features discussed and/or illustrated in this manual may
not be applicable to all models. Troy-Bilt LLC reserves
the right to change product specifications, designs and
equipment without notice and without incurring obligation.
Rubber Boot
Setting Up
Your Lawn
Tractor
Attaching the Battery Cables
NOTE: If these cables are already attached, ignore these
steps and proceed to “Gas & Oil Fill-Up.”
NOTE: The positive battery terminal is marked Pos. (+).
The negative battery terminal is marked Neg. (–).
Hex Nut
WARNING
• The positive cable (heavy red wire) is secured to the
positive battery terminal (+) with a hex bolt and hex
nut at the factory. Before attaching the negative cable,
note the date on the side of the battery. If the battery
is put into service after this date, charge the battery
as instructed in the Maintaining Your Lawn Tractor
section of this manual prior to operating the tractor.
Hex Bolt
Figure 3-1
• Remove the hex bolt and hex nut from the negative
cable.
Use extreme care
when handling
gasoline. Gasoline is
extremely flammable
and the vapors are
explosive. Never fuel
machine indoors
or while the engine
is hot or running.
Extinguish cigarettes,
cigars, pipes, and
other sources of
ignition.
• Remove the black plastic cover, if present, from the
negative battery terminal and attach the negative
cable (heavy black wire) to the negative battery
terminal (–) with the bolt and nut.
Attaching The Seat
NOTE: For shipping reasons, seats are either fastened
to the tractor seat’s pivot bracket with a plastic tie, or
mounted backward to the pivot bracket. In either case,
free the seat form its shipping position and remove the
two hex screws (or knobs, on models so equipped) from
the bottom of seat before proceeding with applicable
instructions below.
1. Position the shoulder screws (found on the base of the
seat) inside the slot openings in the seat pivot bracket.
Fig. 3-2.
NOTE: This Operators
Manual covers a range
of product specifications
for various models.
Characteristics and features discussed and/or
illustrated in this manual
may not be applicable
to all models. Troy-Bilt
LLC reserves the right
to change product
specifications, designs
and equipment without
notice and without incurring obligation.
2. Slide the seat slightly rearward in the seat pivot
bracket, lining up the rear slots in the pivot bracket
with the remaining two holes in the seat’s base.
3. Select desired position for the seat, and secure with
the two knobs removed earlier. See Fig. 3-2.
Figure 3-2
3
Attaching The Steering Wheel
The hardware for attaching the steering wheel has been
packed within the steering wheel, beneath the steering
wheel cap. Carefully pry off the steering wheel cap and
remove the hardware.
Setting Up
Your Lawn
Tractor
NOTE: There are two different styles of steering wheel
cap. See Fig. 3-3. Styles vary by model.
1. With the wheels of the tractor pointing straight
forward, place the steering wheel over the steering
shaft.
2. Place the washer over the steering shaft and secure
with the hex bolt. See Fig. 3-3.
3. Place the steering wheel cap over the center of the
steering wheel and push downward until it “clicks” into
place.
Gas and Oil Fill-up
Figure 3-3
The gasoline tank is located under the hood and has a
capacity of three gallons. Do not overfill.
WARNING: Use extreme care when
handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely
flammable and the vapors are explosive.
Never fuel machine indoors or while the
engine is hot or running. Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of
ignition.
WARNING
Make sure the riding
mower’s engine is
off, remove the ignition key, and set the
parking brake before
removing the shipping
brace.
Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in
the separate Engine Operator/Owner Manual packed with
your tractor. Read instructions carefully.
The shipping brace,
used for packaging
purposes only, must
be removed and
discarded before
operating your riding
mower.
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is shipped with motor oil in the
engine. However, you MUST check the oil level before
operating. Be careful not to overfill.
Shipping Brace Removal
WARNING: Make sure the riding mower’s
engine is off, remove the ignition key, and
set the parking brake before removing the
shipping brace.
Figure 3-4
• Locate the shipping brace, if present, and accompanying warning tag found on the right side of the mower,
between the discharge chute and the cutting deck.
See Fig. 3-4.
WARNING: The shipping brace, used
for packaging purposes only, must be
removed and discarded before operating
your riding mower.
• While holding the discharge chute with your left hand,
remove the shipping brace with your right hand by
grasping it between your thumb and index finger and
rotating it clockwise.
WARNING: The mowing deck is capable
of throwing objects. Failure to operate the
riding mower without the discharge cover
in the proper operating position could
result in serious personal injury and/or
property damage.
The mowing deck is
capable of throwing
objects. Failure to
operate the riding
mower without the
discharge cover in
the proper operating
position could result
in serious personal
injury and/or property
damage.
4
Know Your Lawn Tractor
A
Operating
Your Lawn
Tractor
F
I
J
B
NOTE: Any reference
in this manual to the
RIGHT or LEFT side of
the tractor is observed
from operator’s position.
H
C
G
D
K
L
E
NOTE: Steering wheel not shown for clarity
Figure 4-1
A
PTO (Blade Engage) Knob
G
Cruise Control Button
B
Systems Indicator Monitor/Hour Meter H
Ignition Switch Module
C
Choke Knob
I
Brake Pedal
D
Parking Brake Button
J
Drive Pedal
E
Cup Holder
K
Deck Lift Lever
F
Throttle Lever
L
Gear Shift Lever
NOTE: Any reference in this manual to the RIGHT or LEFT side of the tractor is observed from operator’s position.
10
4
Throttle Control Lever
The throttle control lever is located on the right side of
the tractor’s dash panel. This lever controls the speed of
the engine. When set in a given position, the throttle will
maintain a uniform engine speed. See Fig. 4-2.
Fast
IMPORTANT: When operating the tractor with the cutting
deck engaged, be certain that the throttle lever is always
in the FAST (rabbit) position.
Operating
Your Lawn
Tractor
Choke Control
The choke control can be found
on the left side of the dash panel
and is activated by pulling the knob
outward. Activating the choke
control closes the choke plate on
the carburetor and aids in starting
the engine. Refer to Starting
The Engine in this section of
the manual for detailed starting
instructions.
Slow
Figure 4-2
.ORMAL
-OWING -ODE
Brake Pedal
3TOP
0OSITION
The brake pedal is located on the
right front side of the tractor above
the drive pedal along the running
board. The brake pedal can be
used for sudden stops or setting the
parking brake.
3TART
0OSITION
NOTE: The brake pedal must be
fully depressed to activate the safety
interlock switch when starting the tractor.
Ignition Switch Module
WARNING: Never leave a running machine
unattended. Always disengage PTO, move
shift lever into neutral position, set parking brake, stop engine and remove key to
prevent unintended starting.
To start the engine, insert the key into the ignition switch
and turn clockwise to the START position. Release the
key into the NORMAL MOWING MODE position once
the engine has fired.
To stop the engine, turn the ignition key counterclockwise
to the OFF position. See Fig. 4-3.
IMPORTANT: Prior to operating the tractor, refer to both
Safety Interlock Switches and Starting The Engine
in this section of the manual for detailed instructions
regarding the Ignition Switch Module and operating the
tractor in REVERSE CAUTION MODE.
Figure 4-3
WARNING
Never leave a running
machine unattended.
Always disengage
PTO, move shift lever
into neutral position,
set parking brake, stop
engine and remove key
to prevent unintended
starting.
Drive Pedal
The drive pedal is located below the brake pedal on the
right front side of the tractor along the running board.
Depress the drive pedal with your right foot when the
tractor shift lever is in either FORWARD—HI, FORWARD—LO or REVERSE to cause
the tractor to move. Ground speed
is also controlled with the drive
pedal. The further down the pedal
is depressed, the faster the tractor
will travel. The pedal will return to
its original position when it’s not
depressed.
IMPORTANT: Always set the parking brake when leaving the tractor
unattended.
11
IMPORTANT
Prior to operating the
tractor, refer to both
Safety Interlock
Switches and Starting
The Engine in this
section of the manual
for detailed instructions
regarding the Ignition
Switch Module and
operating the tractor in
REVERSE CAUTION
MODE.
4
Operating
Your Lawn
Tractor
Electric PTO (Blade Engage) Knob
Figure 4-4
NOTE: The PTO (Blade
Engage) lever must be
in the disengaged (OFF)
position when starting
the engine, when
traveling in reverse and
if the operator leaves
the seat.
To engage the power to
the cutting deck or other
(separately available)
attachments on models
equipped with an electric
PTO, pull outward on the
PTO (Blade Engage) knob.
Push the PTO (Blade
Engage) knob inward to
disengage the power to the
cutting deck.
NOTE: The PTO (Blade Engage) knob must be in the
disengaged (OFF) position when starting the engine,
when traveling in reverse and if the operator leaves the
seat.
Systems Indicator Monitor
Seat Adjustment Knobs
LCD
Located in the center of the tractor’s console, the
systems indicator monitor records, and displays on its
LCD, hours of tractor operation whenever the ignition
key is rotated out of the STOP position.
To adjust the seat position, loosen the two seat adjustment knobs and reposition the seat to the desired
position. Once a comfortable position is found, tighten the
adjustment knobs to lock the seat in place. Refer to Seat
Adjustment in the Adjusting Your Tractor section of this
manual for more detailed instructions.
The Indicator Monitor will also remind the operator of
maintenance intervals for changing the engine oil. The
LCD will alternately flash the recorded hours, “CHG” and
“OIL” for five minutes, after every 50 hours of recorded
operation elapse. The maintenance interval lasts for two
hours (from 50-52, 100-102, 150-152, etc.). The LCD will
also flash as described above for five minutes every time
the tractor’s engine has been started during this maintenance interval. Before the interval expires, change the
crankcase oil level as instructed in this Operator’s Manual.
Brake
If the Brake light illuminates when attempting to start the
tractor’s engine, depress the brake pedal.
PTO (Blade Engage)
If the PTO light illuminates when attempting to start the
tractor’s engine, push the PTO switch into the disengaged (OFF) position.
Oil
It is normal for the Oil light to illuminate while the engine
is cranking during start-up, but if it illuminate’s during
operation, while the engine is running, stop the
tractor immediately and check the crankcase oil level as
instructed in this Owner’s Manual.
Battery
It is normal for the Battery light to illuminate while the
engine is cranking during start-up, but if it illuminate’s
during operation, while the engine is running, the
battery is in need of a charge or the engine’s charging
system is not generating sufficient amperage. Refer
to the MAINTENANCE section of this manual for the
proper battery charging procedure or have the charging
system checked by your service dealer.
Deck Lift Lever
Found on your tractor’s right fender, the deck lift lever is
used to change the height of the cutting deck. To use,
move the lever to the left, then place in the notch best
suited for your application.
Parking Brake Button
To set the parking brake, fully
depress the brake pedal and
push the parking brake button in.
Hold the button in while taking
your foot off the brake pedal. Both
the parking button and the brake
pedal will then stay depressed.
To release the parking brake,
depress the brake pedal slightly.
The parking brake button will then
return to its original position.
NOTE: The parking brake must be set if the operator
leaves the seat with the engine running or the engine will
automatically shut off.
IMPORTANT: Always set the parking brake when leaving
the tractor unattended.
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Cruise Control Button
The cruise control button is
located on the tractor dash
panel to the left of the ignition
switch. Push the cruise control
button while traveling forward at a
desired speed. While holding the
button in, release pressure from
the drive pedal. This will engage
the cruise control and allow the
tractor to remain at that speed
without applying pressure to the
drive pedal. Depress the brake
pedal or the drive pedal to deactivate cruise control.
Refer to Setting the Cruise Control later in this section
the manual for detailed instructions regarding the cruise
control feature.
NOTE: Cruise control can NOT be engaged at the
tractor’s fastest ground speed. If the operator should
attempt to do so, the tractor will automatically decelerate
to the fastest optimal mowing ground speed.
Shift Lever
• The engine will automatically shut off if the operator
leaves the seat before engaging the parking brake. To
check for proper operation, start the tractor’s engine,
release the parking brake and momentarily raise
yourself from the seat. The engine should stall.
• The engine will automatically shut off if the operator
leaves the tractor’s seat with the PTO (Blade Engage)
knob in the engaged (ON) position, regardless of
whether the parking brake is engaged. To check for
proper operation, start the tractor’s engine, move
the PTO (Blade Engage) knob in the engaged (ON)
position and momentarily raise yourself from the seat.
The engine should stall.
• With the ignition key in the NORMAL MOWING position, the PTO clutch will automatically shut off if the
PTO (Blade Engage) knob is moved into the engaged
(ON) position with the shift lever in Reverse and the
drive pedal depressed. To check for proper operation,
start the tractor’s engine with the ignition key in the
NORMAL MOWING position, move the PTO (Blade
Engage) knob into the engaged (ON) position, place
the shift lever into REVERSE and depress the drive
pedal. The cutting deck should disengage.
The shift lever is located on the
front of the fender between the
operator’s legs and has four
positions. Placing the lever in
FORWARD—HI, FORWARD—LO
or REVERSE engages the tractor’s
transmission. When the shift lever
is in none of these positions,
the tractor’s transmission is in
NEUTRAL. The tractor must not be in motion when moving the shift lever. Always bring the tractor to a complete
stop prior to moving the shift lever from FORWARD—HI
to FORWARD—LO or vice-versa.
IMPORTANT: Never force the shift lever. Doing so may
result in serious damage to the tractor’s transmission
WARNING: Do not operate the tractor if the
interlock system is malfunctioning. This
system was designed for your safety and
protection..
Safety Interlock Switches
This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system for
the protection of the operator. Before each use, check
the safety interlock system for proper operation. If the
interlock system should ever malfunction, do not operate
the tractor. Contact a Troy-Bilt service dealer.
• The safety interlock system prevents the engine
from cranking or starting unless the parking brake
is engaged, and the PTO (Blade Engage) knob is in
the disengaged (OFF) position. To check for proper
operation, move the PTO (Blade Engage) knob into the
engaged (ON) position and release the parking brake.
Attempts to start the tractor’s engine should fail.
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4
Operating
Your Lawn
Tractor
WARNING
Do not operate the
tractor if the interlock
system is malfunctioning. This system was
designed for your
safety and protection.
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Operating
Your Lawn
Tractor
WARNING
Use extreme caution
while operating the
tractor in the REVERSE
CAUTION MODE.
Always look down and
behind before and
while backing. Do not
operate the tractor
when children or others are around. Stop
the tractor immediately
if someone enters the
area.
Reverse Caution Mode
WARNING
WARNING: Use extreme caution while
operating the tractor in the REVERSE
CAUTION MODE. Always look down and
behind before and while backing. Do
not operate the tractor when children
or others are around. Stop the tractor
immediately if someone enters the area.
AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH
• GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
• AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
• DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP OR TIP.
The REVERSE CAUTION MODE position of the key
switch module allows the tractor to be operated in
reverse with the blades (PTO) engaged.
• IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL, STOP BLADE(S) AND
BACK DOWNHILL SLOWLY.
IMPORTANT: Mowing in reverse is not recommended.
• NEVER CARRY CHILDREN, EVEN WITH BLADES OFF.
To use the REVERSE CAUTION MODE:
• LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE BACKING.
IMPORTANT: The operator MUST be seated in the
tractor seat.
• KEEP SAFETY DEVICES (GUARDS, SHIELDS, AND SWITCHES)
IN PLACE AND WORKING.
1. Start the engine as previously instructed in this
Operator’s Manual.
• REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE THROWN BY THE
BLADE(S).
• DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND.
• KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS.
2. Turn the key from the NORMAL MOWING (Green)
position to the REVERSE CAUTION MODE (Yellow)
position of the key switch module. See Fig. 4-5.
• BE SURE BLADE(S) AND ENGINE ARE STOPPED BEFORE
PLACING HANDS OR FEET NEAR BLADE(S).
• BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR’S POSITION, DISENGAGE
BLADE(S), PLACE THE SHIFT LEVER IN NEUTRAL, ENGAGE
BRAKE LOCK, SHUT ENGINE OFF AND REMOVE KEY.
3. Depress the REVERSE PUSH BUTTON (Orange,
Triangular Button) at the top, right corner of the key
switch module. The red indicator light at the top, left
corner of the key switch module will be ON while
activated. See Fig. 4-5.
READ OPERATOR’S MANUAL
IMPORTANT: The REVERSE CAUTION MODE will
remain activated until:
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a. The key is placed in either the NORMAL MOWING
position or STOP position.
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b. The operator engages the parking brake by fully
depressing the brake pedal and holding it down
while gently pushing the parking brake button
inward.
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Keep hands and
feet away from the
discharge opening of
the cutting deck.
Engaging the Parking Brake
To engage the parking brake:
1. Fully depress the brake pedal and hold it down with
your foot while gently pushing the parking brake button
inward.
Figure 4-5
2. Hold the parking brake button in while removing your
foot from the brake pedal.
4. Once activated (indicator light ON), the tractor can
be driven in reverse with the cutting blades (PTO)
engaged.
3. Once engaged, the parking brake button and the brake
pedal will lock in the “down” position.
5. Always look down and behind before and while
backing to make sure no children are around.
1. Slightly depress the brake pedal.
6. After resuming forward motion, return the key to the
NORMAL MOWING position.
To disengage the parking brake:
NOTE: The parking brake must be engaged if the operator
leaves the seat with the engine running or the engine will
automatically shut off.
IMPORTANT: Always set the parking brake when leaving
the tractor unattended.
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Setting the Cutting Height
Stopping the Engine
WARNING: If you strike a foreign object,
stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug
wire(s) and ground against the engine.
Thoroughly inspect the machine for any
damage. Repair the damage before restarting and operating
1. Select the height position of the cutting deck by
placing the deck lift lever in any of the six different
cutting height notches on the right side of the fender.
2. Adjust the deck wheels so that they are between
¼-inch and ½-inch above the ground when the tractor
is on a smooth, flat surface such as a driveway.
WARNING: Keep hands and feet away
from the discharge opening of the cutting
deck.
NOTE: The deck wheels are an anti-scalp feature of the
deck and are not designed to support the weight of the
cutting deck.
Refer to Leveling the Deck on page 18 of this manual
for more detailed instructions regarding various deck
adjustments.
Starting the Engine
1. If the blades are engaged, place the PTO (Blade
Engage) knob in the disengaged (OFF) position.
2. Position the throttle/choke control between half
throttle and the FAST (rabbit) position
4. Remove the key from the ignition switch to prevent
unintended starting.
Driving The Tractor
WARNING: Avoid sudden starts, excessive
speed and sudden stops.
WARNING: Do not leave the seat of the
tractor without first placing the PTO (Blade
Engage) lever in the disengaged (OFF)
position, depressing the brake pedal and
engaging the parking brake. If leaving the
tractor unattended, also turn the ignition
key off and remove the key.
NOTE: Refer to the TRACTOR SET-UP on page 9 of this
manual for Gasoline and Oil fill-up instructions.
1. Insert the tractor key into the ignition switch.
3. Engage the tractor’s parking brake.
4. Activate the choke control.
1. Depress the brake pedal to release the parking brake
and let the pedal up.
2. Move the throttle lever into the FAST (rabbit) position.
5. Turn the ignition key clockwise to the START position.
After the engine starts, release the key. It will return to
the ON position.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT use the shift lever to change the
direction of travel when the tractor is in motion. Always
use the brake pedal to bring the tractor to a complete
stop before shifting.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT hold the key in the START position for longer than ten seconds at a time. Doing so may
cause damage to your engine’s electric starter.
3. To move forward, place the shift lever in the FORWARD—HI position, then slowly depress the drive
pedal until the desired speed is achieved.
6. After the engine starts, deactivate the choke control
and place the throttle control in the FAST position.
NOTE: Operate the tractor with the shift lever in the
FORWARD—LO position when using ground-engaging
attachments or when towing a cart.
NOTE: Do NOT leave the choke control on while operating the tractor. Doing so will result in a “rich” fuel mixture
and cause the engine to run poorly.
Operating
Your Lawn
Tractor
3. Turn the ignition key counterclockwise to the STOP
position.
WARNING: Do not operate the tractor if
the interlock system is malfunctioning.
This system was designed for your safety
and protection.
2. Place the PTO (Blade Engage) knob in the disengaged (OFF) position.
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4. To move in reverse, place the shift lever in the
REVERSE position, check that the area behind is
clear then slowly depress the drive pedal.
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WARNING
Do not operate the
tractor if the interlock
system is malfunctioning. This system was
designed for your
safety and protection.
If you strike a foreign
object, stop the
engine, disconnect
the spark plug wire(s)
and ground against
the engine. Thoroughly
inspect the machine
for any damage. Repair
the damage before
restarting and operating.
Do not leave the seat
of the tractor without
first placing the PTO
(Blade Engage) lever in
the disengaged (OFF)
position, depressing
the brake pedal and
engaging the parking
brake. If leaving the
tractor unattended,
also turn the ignition
key off and remove the
key.
4
Operating
Your Lawn
Tractor
Driving On Slopes
Engaging the PTO (Blades)
Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 3 to help determine slopes where you may operate the tractor safely.
Engaging the PTO (Blade Engage)
transfers power to the cutting deck
or other (separately available)
attachments. To engage the blades,
proceed as follows:
WARNING: Do not mow on inclines with
a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of
approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet).
The tractor could overturn and cause
serious injury.
• Mow up and down slopes, NEVER across.
• Exercise extreme caution when changing direction
on slopes.
2. Pull the PTO/Blade Engage knob
outward into the engaged (ON)
position.
• Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.
Tall grass can hide obstacles.
3. Keep the throttle lever in the FAST (rabbit) position
for the most efficient use of the cutting deck or other
(separately available) attachments.
• Avoid turns when driving on a slope. If a turn must
be made, turn down the slope. Turning up a slope
greatly increases the chance of a roll over.
WARNING
Do not mow on
inclines with a slope
in excess of 15
degrees (a rise of
approximately 2-1/2
feet every 10 feet).
The tractor could
overturn and cause
serious injury.
1. Move the throttle control lever to
the FAST (rabbit) position.
• Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is
necessary to stop while driving up a slope, start up
smoothly and carefully to reduce the possibility of
flipping the tractor over backward.
Setting The Cruise Control
1. Place the shift lever in the FORWARD position,
then slowly depress the drive pedal until the desired
speed is achieved.
IMPORTANT: With the ignition key in the NORMAL MOWING position, the PTO clutch will automatically shut off if
the PTO (Blade Engage) knob is moved into the engaged
(ON) position with the shift lever in Reverse. Refer to
Safety Interlock System on page 13.
Using the Deck Lift Lever
To raise the cutting deck, move the deck lift lever to the
left, then place it in the notch best suited for your application. Refer to Setting The Cutting Height earlier in this
section.
2. Lightly depress the cruise control button.
3. While continuing to hold the cruise button in, lift your
foot from the drive pedal (you should feel the cruise
latch engage).
4. Once engaged, the cruise control button and the
drive pedal will lock in the “down” position, and the
tractor will maintain the same forward speed.
NOTE: Cruise control can not be engaged at the
tractor’s fastest ground speed. If the operator should
attempt to do so, the tractor will automatically decelerate
to the fastest optimal mowing ground speed.
Disengage the cruise control using one of the following
methods:
1. Depress the brake pedal to disengage the cruise
control and stop the tractor.
2. Lightly depress the drive pedal.
To change to the reverse direction when operating with
cruise control, depress the brake pedal to disengage the
cruise control and bring the tractor to a complete stop.
Then place the shift lever in the REVERSE position and
depress the drive pedal.
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Mowing
WARNING: To help avoid blade contact or
a thrown object injury, keep bystanders,
helpers, children and pets at least 75 feet
from the machine while it is in operation.
Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
Headlights
• The lamps are ON whenever the ignition key is moved
out of the STOP position.
• The lamps turn OFF when the ignition key is moved to
the STOP position.
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Operating
Your Lawn
Tractor
This tractor is equipped with one of Troy-Bilt’s quality
cutting decks. The following information will be helpful
when using the cutting deck with your tractor.
WARNING: Plan your mowing pattern to
avoid discharge of materials toward roads,
sidewalks, bystanders and the like. Also,
avoid discharging material against a wall
or obstruction which may cause discharged material to ricochet back toward
the operator.
• Do not mow at high ground speed, especially if a
mulch kit or grass collector is installed.
• For best results it is recommended that the first two
laps be cut with the discharge thrown towards the
center. After the first two laps, reverse the direction to
throw the discharge to the outside for the balance of
cutting. This will give a better appearance to the lawn.
WARNING
To help avoid blade
contact or a thrown
object injury, keep
bystanders, helpers,
children and pets
at least 75 feet from
the machine while it
is in operation. Stop
machine if anyone
enters the area.
• Do not cut the grass too short. Short grass invites
weed growth and yellows quickly in dry weather.
• Mowing should always be done with the engine at full
throttle.
• Under heavier conditions it may be necessary to go
back over the cut area a second time to get a clean
cut.
• Do NOT attempt to mow heavy brush and weeds and
extremely tall grass. Your tractor is designed to mow
lawns, NOT clear brush.
Plan your mowing
pattern to avoid
discharge of
materials toward
roads, sidewalks,
bystanders and
the like. Also,
avoid discharging
material against a
wall or obstruction
which may cause
discharged material
to ricochet back
toward the operator.
• Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades when
worn. Refer to Cutting Blades in the Maintaining
Your Lawn Tractor section of this manual for proper
blade sharpening instructions.
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5
Adjusting
Your Lawn
Tractor
WARNING: Never attempt to make any
adjustments while the engine is running,
except where specified in the operator’s
manual.
Side to Side
If the cutting deck appears to be mowing unevenly, a side
to side adjustment can be performed. Adjust if necessary
as follows:
Leveling the Deck
1. With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place
the deck lift lever in the top notch (highest position)
and rotate both blades so that they are perpendicular
with the tractor.
NOTE: Check the tractor’s tire pressure before performing any deck leveling adjustments. Refer to Tires in the
Maintaining Your Tractor section of this manual for
information regarding tire pressure.
2. Measure the distance from the outside of the left blade
tip to the ground and the distance from the outside of
the right blade tip to the ground. Both measurements
taken should be equal. If they’re not, proceed to the
next step.
Front To Rear
The front of the cutting deck is supported by a stabilizer
bar that can adjusted to level the deck from front to
rear. The front of the deck should be between 1/4-inch
and 3/8-inch lower than the rear of the deck. Adjust if
necessary as follows:
WARNING
Never attempt to
make any adjustments while the
engine is running,
except where specified in the operator’s
manual.
Never attempt to
adjust the brakes
while the engine
is running. Always
disengage PTO, move
shift lever into neutral
position, stop engine
and remove key to
prevent unintended
starting.
3. Loosen, but do NOT remove, the hex cap screw on
the left deck hanger bracket. See Fig. 5-2.
1. With the tractor parked on a firm, level surface, place
the deck lift lever in the top notch (highest position)
and rotate the blade nearest the discharge chute so
that it is parallel with the tractor.
2. Measure the distance from the front of the blade
tip to the ground and the rear of the blade tip to
the ground. The first measurement taken should
be between 1/4” and 3/8” less than the second
measurement. Determine the approximate distance
necessary for proper adjustment and proceed, if
necessary, to the next step.
3. From the front of the tractor, loosen the outermost
hex lock nut on the end of the deck hanger rod. See
Figure 5-1.
4. Tighten the inner hex nut front against the front
hanger bracket to raise the front of the deck; loosen
the hex nut to lower the front of the deck. See Fig.
5-1.
Adjustment Gear
Hex Bolt
Figure 5-2
4. Balance the deck by using a wrench to turn the
adjustment gear (found immediately behind the hex
cap screw just loosened) clockwise/up or counterclockwise/down. The deck is properly balanced when
both blade tip measurements taken earlier are equal.
5. Retighten the hex cap screw on the left deck hanger
bracket when proper adjustment is achieved.
Parking Brake Adjustment
NOTE: Check the
tractor’s tire pressure
before performing any
deck leveling adjustments. Refer to Tires
in the Maintaining Your
Tractor section of this
manual for information
regarding tire pressure.
WARNING: Never attempt to adjust the
brakes while the engine is running. Always
disengage PTO, move shift lever into
neutral position, stop engine and remove
key to prevent unintended starting.
Loosen
to lower deck
Tighten
to raise deck
Figure 5-1
5. Retighten the two lock nuts against the inner hex
nuts when proper adjustment is achieved.
If the tractor does not come to a complete stop when the
brake pedal is completely depressed, or if the tractor’s rear
wheels can roll with the parking brake applied, the brake is
in need of adjustment. See an authorized Troy-Bilt Service
Dealer to have your brakes properly adjusted.
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5
Seat Adjustment
WARNING: Before operating this machine,
make sure the seat is engaged in the seat
stop, stand behind the machine and pull
back on seat until fully engaged into stop.
Adjusting
Your Lawn
Tractor
To adjust the position of the seat, move the seat adjustment lever (see Figure 5-3) to the left and slide the
seat forward or rearward. Make sure seat is locked into
position before operating the tractor.
Steering Adjustment
If the tractor turns tighter in one direction than the other,
or if the ball joints are being replaced due to damage or
wear, the steering drag links may need to be adjusted.
Adjust the drag links so that equal lengths are threaded
into the ball joint on the left and right side:
Figure 5-3
1. Loosen the jam nut found on the drag link at the rear
of the ball joint. See Fig. 5-4.
WARNING
2. Remove hex nut on the top of ball joint. See Fig. 5-4.
3. Thread the ball joint toward the jam nut to shorten the
drag link. Thread the ball joint away from the jam nut
to lengthen the drag link.
4. Replace hex nut and retighten the jam nut after proper
adjustment is achieved.
NOTE: Threading the ball joints too far onto the drag links
will cause the front tires to “toe-in” too far. Proper toe-in is
between 1/16” and 5/16”.
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Before operating this
machine, make sure
the seat is engaged in
the seat stop, stand
behind the machine
and pull back on seat
until fully engaged into
stop.
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Front tire toe-in can be measured as follows:
1. Place the steering wheel in position for straight ahead
travel.
2. In front of the axle, measure the distance horizontally
from the inside of the left rim to the inside of the right
rim. Note the distance.
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3. Behind the axle, measure the distance horizontally
from the inside of the left rim to the inside of the right
rim. Note the distance.
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Figure 5-4
NOTE: Threading the
ball joints too far onto
the drag links will cause
the front tires to “toe-in”
too far. Proper toe-in
is between 1/16” and
5/16”.
4. The measurement taken in front of the axle should be
between 1/16” and 5/16” less than the measurement
taken behind the axle. Adjust if necessary.
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6
Maintaining
Your Lawn
Tractor
WARNING: Before performing any
maintenance or repairs, disengage PTO,
move shift lever into neutral position, set
parking brake, stop engine and remove
key to prevent unintended starting.
Engine
Refer to the Engine’s Operator/Owner Manual for
engine maintenance instructions.
Check engine oil level before each use as instructed in
the Engine’s Operator/Owner Manual packed with your
unit. Follow the instructions carefully.
Changing Engine Oil
1. Pop open the protective cap on the end of the oil
drain valve to expose the drain port. See Fig. 6-1.
Oil Fill Cap
Air Cleaner
Service the pre-cleaner, if so equipped, and cartridge/air
cleaner element as instructed in the Engine’s Operator/Owner Manual packed with your unit.
Spark Plug(s)
The spark plug(s) should be cleaned and the gap reset once
a season. Spark plug replacement is recommended at the
start of each mowing season. Refer to the Engine’s Operator/
Owner Manual for correct plug type and gap specifications.
Lubrication
WARNING: Before lubricating, repairing, or
inspecting, always disengage PTO, move
shift lever into neutral position, set parking
brake, stop engine and remove key to
prevent unintended starting.
Oil Drain Valve & Cap
WARNING
Engine
Lubricate the engine with motor oil as instructed in the
Engine’s Owners Manual packed with your unit.
Before performing
any maintenance or
repairs, disengage
PTO, move shift lever
into neutral position,
set parking brake, stop
engine and remove key
to prevent unintended
starting.
Pivot Points & Linkage
Oil Drain
Hose
Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive system, parking
brake and lift linkage at least once a season with light oil.
Rear Wheels
The rear wheels should be removed from the axles once
a season. Lubricate the axles and the rims well with an
all-purpose grease before re-installing them.
Figure 6-1
Before lubricating,
repairing, or inspecting, always disengage
PTO, move shift lever
into neutral position,
set parking brake, stop
engine and remove key
to prevent unintended
starting.
IMPORTANT: Refer to the Engine’s Operator/Owner
Manual packed with your unit for information regarding the
quantity and proper weight of motor oil.
2. Remove the oil fill cap/ dipstick from the oil fill tube.
3. 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.
4. Push the oil drain valve in slightly, then rotate counterclockwise and pull outward to begin draining oil.
5. After the oil has finished draining, push the oil drain
valve back in, rotate it clockwise to lock the valve
closed and re-cap the end of the oil drain valve to
keep debris from entering the drain port.
6. Service the oil filter (if so equipped) as instructed
in the separate Engine’s Operator/Owner Manual
packed with your unit.
Front Axles
Each end of the tractor’s front pivot bar is equipped with a
grease fitting. Lubricate with a grease gun after every 25
hours of tractor operation.
Deck Spindles
Grease fittings can be found on the front of each deck
spindle shaft . Lubricate with 251H EP grease or an
equivalent No. 2 multi-purpose lithium grease . Using a
grease gun, apply two strokes (minimum) or sufficient
grease to the spindle shaft.
Deck Idler
A grease fitting can be found on the pivoting idler bracket
on the rear of the deck. Lubricate with a No. 2 multipurpose grease applied with a grease gun after every 25
hours of tractor operation.
Perform the above steps in the opposite order after oil
has finished draining.
7. Refill the engine with new motor oil as instructed in
the Engine’s Operator/Owner Manual packed with
your unit.
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6
Cleaning the Engine And Deck
Any fuel or oil spilled on the machine should be wiped
off promptly. Do NOT allow debris to accumulate around
the cooling fins of the engine or on any other part of the
machine.
IMPORTANT: The use of a pressure washer to clean
your tractor is NOT recommended. It may cause damage
to electrical components, spindles, pulleys, bearings or
the engine.
Maintaining
Your Lawn
Tractor
Deck Wash System™
A hex plug can be found on your tractor’s deck surface.
See Fig. 6-2.
This plug can be replaced with a water port to be used
as part of a separately-available deck wash system. Use
the Deck Wash System™ to rinse grass clippings from
the deck’s underside and prevent the buildup of corrosive
chemicals.
Figure 6-2
NOTE: Refer to page 26 for information regarding this
and other separately-available attachments & accessories for your tractor.
WARNING
Never exceed the
maximum inflation
pressure shown on
the sidewall of tire.
Cutting Deck Removal
To remove the cutting deck, proceed as follows:
1. Place the PTO (Blade Engage) knob in the disengaged (OFF) position and engage the parking brake.
Support Pin
2. Lower the deck by moving the deck lift lever into the
bottom notch on the right fender.
3. Remove the deck belt from around the tractor’s
electric PTO clutch (refer to Changing the Deck Belt).
4. Looking at the cutting deck from the left side of the
tractor, locate the deck support pin on the rear left
side of the deck.
5. Rotate the pin slightly toward the rear of the tractor
and release it.
Figure 6-3
Tires
WARNING: Never exceed the maximum
inflation pressure shown on the sidewall
of tire.
6. Pull the deck support pin outward to release the deck
from the deck lift arm. See Fig. 6-3.
Repeat the above steps on the tractor’s right side.
The recommended operating tire pressure is:
7. Move the deck lift lever into the top notch to raise the
deck lift arms up and out of the way.
• Approximately 10 psi for the rear tires
8. Gently slide the cutting deck toward the front of the
tractor allowing the hooks on the deck to release
themselves from the deck stabilizer rod.
IMPORTANT: Refer to the tire sidewall for exact tire
manufacturer’s recommended or maximum psi. Do not
overinflate. Uneven tire pressure could cause the cutting
deck to mow unevenly.
9. Gently slide the cutting deck (from the right side) out
from underneath the tractor.
• Approximately 14 psi for the front tires
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IMPORTANT:
Refer to the tire
sidewall for exact tire
manufacturer’s recommended or maximum
psi. Do not overinflate.
Uneven tire pressure
could cause the cutting
deck to mow unevenly.
6
Maintaining
Your Lawn
Tractor
WARNING
Batteries give off an
explosive gas while
charging. Charge
battery in a well ventilated area and keep
away from an open
flame or pilot light
as on a water heater,
space heater, furnace,
clothes dryer or other
gas appliances.
When removing or
installing the battery,
follow these instructions to prevent the
screwdriver from
shorting against the
frame.
Battery
Jump Starting
WARNING: When removing or installing the
battery, follow these instructions to prevent
the screwdriver from shorting against the
frame.
The battery is sealed and is maintenance-free. Acid
levels cannot be checked.
• Always keep the battery cables and terminals clean
and free of corrosive build-up.
• After cleaning the battery and terminals, apply a light
coat of petroleum jelly or grease to both terminals.
• Always keep the rubber boot positioned over the
positive terminal to prevent shorting.
IMPORTANT: If removing the battery for any reason,
disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from it’s terminal
first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. When
re-installing the battery, always connect the POSITIVE
(Red) wire its terminal first, followed by the NEGATIVE
(Black) wire. Be certain that the wires are connected to
the correct terminals; reversing them could change the
polarity and result in damage to your engine’s alternating system.
Charging
IMPORTANT: When charging your tractor’s battery, use
only a charger designed for 12V lead-acid batteries.
Read your battery charger’s Owner’s Manual prior to
charging your tractor’s battery. Always follow its instructions and heed its warnings.
If your tractor has not been put into use for an extended
period of time, charge the battery as follows:
Set your battery charger to deliver a maximum of 10
amperes. If your battery charger is automatic, charge
the battery until the charger indicates that charging is
complete.
If the charger is not automatic, charge for no fewer than
eight hours.
IMPORTANT: Never jump your tractor’s dead battery with
the battery of a running vehicle.
1. Connect end of one jumper cable to the positive
terminal of the good battery, then the other end to the
positive terminal of the dead battery.
2. Connect the other jumper cable to the negative
terminal of the good battery, then to the frame of the
unit with the dead battery.
WARNING: Failure to use this procedure
could cause sparking, and the gas in either
battery could explode.
Cleaning
Clean the battery by removing it from the tractor and
washing with a baking soda and water solution. If necessary, scrape the battery terminals with a wire brush to
remove deposits. Coat terminals and exposed wiring with
grease or petroleum jelly to prevent corrosion.
Battery Failures
Some common causes for battery failure are:
• incorrect initial activation • undercharging
• overcharging
• corroded connections
• freezing
These failures are NOT covered by your tractor’s
warranty.
WARNING: Batteries give off an explosive
gas while charging. Charge battery in a
well ventilated area and keep away from
an open flame or pilot light as on a water
heater, space heater, furnace, clothes
dryer or other gas appliances.
Failure to use this
procedure could
cause sparking, and
the gas in either
battery could explode.
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Cutting Blades
WARNING: Be sure to shut the engine
off, remove ignition key, disconnect the
spark plug wire(s) and ground against
the engine to prevent unintended starting
before removing the cutting blade(s) for
sharpening or replacement. Protect your
hands by using heavy gloves or a rag to
grasp the cutting blade.
IMPORTANT: If the cutting edge of the blade has already
been sharpened to within 1 5/8” from the edge, or if any
metal separation is present, replace the blades with new
ones. See Fig. 6-6.
6
Maintaining
Your Lawn
Tractor
WARNING: Periodically inspect the blade
spindles for cracks or damage, especially
if you strike a foreign object. Replace
immediately if damaged.
The blades may be removed as follows.
1. Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to
Cutting Deck Removal on page 21) then gently flip
the deck over to expose its underside.
1-5
/8 in
ch (
min
.)
2. Place a block of wood between the center deck housing baffle and the cutting blade to act as a stabilizer.
See Fig. 6-5.
Figure 6-6
• It is important that each cutting blade edge be ground
equally to maintain proper blade balance.
• When replacing the blade, be sure to install the blade
with the side of the blade marked ‘‘Bottom’’ (or with
a part number stamped in it) facing the ground when
the mower is in the operating position.
IMPORTANT: Use a torque wrench to tighten the blade
spindle hex flange nut to between 70 foot-pounds and 90
foot-pounds.
Fuses
• A fuse is installed in your tractor’s wiring harness to
protect the tractor’s electrical system from damage
caused by excessive amperage.
Figure 6-5
3. Use a 15/16” wrench to remove the hex flange nut
that secures the blade to the spindle assembly. See
Fig. 6-5.
4. To properly sharpen the cutting blades, remove equal
amounts of metal from both ends of the blades along
the cutting edges, parallel to the trailing edge, at a
25° to 30° angle.
• If the electrical system does not function, or your
tractor’s engine will not crank, first check to be certain
that the fuse has not blown.
• It can either be found under the hood mounted behind
the top of the dash panel on the support bar, or under
the seat mounted to the inside of the tractor frame
next to the battery tray.
IMPORTANT: Always use a fuse with the same amperage capacity for replacement.
WARNING
Be sure to shut the
engine off, remove
ignition key, disconnect the spark plug
wire(s) and ground
against the engine to
prevent unintended
starting before removing the cutting blade(s)
for sharpening or
replacement. Protect
your hands by using
heavy gloves or a rag
to grasp the cutting
blade.
Periodically inspect
the blade spindles for
cracks or damage,
especially if you strike
a foreign object.
Replace immediately if
damaged.
Always use a fuse with
the same amperage
capacity for replacement.
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6
Maintaining
Your Lawn
Tractor
Changing the Deck Belt
WARNING: Be sure to shut the engine
off, and remove ignition key to prevent
unintended starting before removing the
belt.
WARNING: Avoid the possibility of a
pinching injury. Do not place your fingers
on the idler spring or between the belt
and a pulley while removing the belt.
All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should
be replaced if any signs of wear are present.
IMPORTANT: The V-belts found on your tractor are
specially designed to engage and disengage safely. A
substitute (non-OEM) V-belt can be dangerous by not
disengaging completely. For a proper working machine,
use factory approved belts.
IMPORTANT: Carefully allow the ratchet to pivot rearward
before removing it from the square hole.
7. Remove the deck belt from around all pulleys, including
the deck idler pulley and the electric PTO clutch.
NOTE: The idler pulleys may have to be loosened in order
to remove the belt from around them.
8. Route the new belt as shown in Fig. 6-8.
9. Remount the belt guards removed earlier.
Changing the Transmission Drive Belts
NOTE: Several components must be removed and
special tools (i.e. air/impact wrench) in order to change
the tractor’s drive belts. See an authorized Troy-Bilt
Service Dealer to have your drive belts replaced or phone
Customer Support as instructed on page 2 for information
on ordering a Service Manual.
To change or replace the deck belt on your tractor,
proceed as follows:
WARNING
Be sure to shut
the engine off,
remove ignition key,
disconnect the spark
plug wire(s) and
ground against the
engine to prevent
unintended starting
before removing the
belt(s).
1. Lower the deck by moving the deck lift lever into the
bottom notch on the right fender.
2. Remove the belt guards by removing the self-tapping
screws that fasten them to the deck.
3. To ease in removing the belt in later steps, loosen,
but do not remove, the bolt which secures the
pivoting idler pulley to the idler bracket. See Fig. 6-7.
Pivoting Idler Pulley
Belt Guard
3/8” Square
Hole
Avoid the possibility
of a pinching injury.
Do not place your
fingers on the idler
spring or between the
belt and a pulley while
removing the belt.
Figure 6-7
4. Insert a 3/8”-drive ratchet wrench (set to tighten) into
the square hole found in the idler bracket on the left
side of the deck’s surface. See Figure 6-7.
5. Grasp the ratchet’s handle and pivot it to relieve
tension on the belt.
6. With belt tension relieved, carefully remove the belt
from around the left-hand spindle pulley.
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6
Maintaining
Your Lawn
Tractor
Figure 6-8
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7
Off-Season
Storage /
Attachments
Clean and lubricate the tractor as instructed in Section
6: MAINTAINING YOUR LAWN TRACTOR on page 20
of this manual before storing for an extended period.
Follow the instructions in the Service, Storage &
Specifications section of the engine Operator/Owner
Manual for proper engine care prior to storing your tractor.
WARNING: Drain fuel only into an
approved container outdoors, away from
an open flame. Allow engine to cool.
Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and
other sources of ignition prior to draining
fuel.
WARNING: Never store the machine or fuel
container indoors where there is an open
flame, spark or pilot light such as on water
heater, furnace, clothes dryer or other gas
appliance.
Attachments & Accessories
See the retailer from which you purchased your tractor, an authorized Troy Bilt Service Dealer or phone 1-866-8406483 for information regarding price and availability.
MODEL
WARNING
Drain fuel only into an
approved container
outdoors, away from
an open flame. Allow engine to cool.
Extinguish cigarettes,
cigars, pipes, and
other sources of ignition prior to draining
fuel.
Never store the machine or fuel container
indoors where there is
an open flame, spark
or pilot light such
as on water heater,
furnace, clothes dryer
or other gas appliance.
DESCRIPTION
OEM-190-964
Rear Tire Chain Set
OEM-190-032
42-inch Two-stage Snow Thrower
OEM-190-833
46-inch Front Dozer Blade
OEM-190-608
Sleeve Hitch, Manual Lift
OEM-190-824
Sleeve Hitch with Electric Lift
OEM-190-192
Triple Bagger Grass Collector
OEM-190-193
Mulch Kit
OEM-190-784
Rear Wheel Weights
OEM-190-607*
Deluxe Tractor Sunshade
OEM-190-751*
Tractor Snow Cab
OEM-190-184
40” Dethatcher
*Not compatible with tractors equipped with a Grass Collector.
SLEEVE HITCH ATTACHMENTS
OEM-190-825
30-inch Hydraulic Tiller †
OEM-190-978
10-inch Moldboard Plow ‡
OEM-190-980
Single-disc Harrow ‡
OEM-190-984
Row Crop Cultivator ‡
† OEM-190-124 is required for use of this attachment. 190-608 can NOT be used in its place.
‡ Either OEM-190-824 or OEM-190-608 is required for use of this attachment.
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8
TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY
TO AVOID
SERIOUS
OR
DEATH INJURY
OR DEATH
Safety
Labels
• GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
• GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES, NOT ACROSS.
• AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
• AVOID SUDDEN TURNS.
• DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP
• DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP
OROR
TIP.
TIP.
••IF IF
MACHINE
STOPS
MACHINE
STOPSGOING
GOINGUPHILL,
UPHILL,STOP
STOPBLADE(S)
BLADE(S)
AND
BACK
DOWNHILL
SLOWLY.
AND BACK DOWNHILL SLOWLY.
DANGER
DANGER
••KEEP
SAFETY
DEVICES
KEEP
SAFETY
DEVICES(GUARDS,
(GUARDS,SHIELDS,
SHIELDS,
AND
SWITCHES,
ETC.)
AND
SWITCHES,
ETC.)ININPLACE
PLACEAND
ANDWORKING.
WORKING.
••REMOVE
OBJECTS
THAT
COULD
BE
THROWN
REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE THROWN
BYBY
THE
BLADE(S).
THE
BLADE(S).
••KNOW
LOCATION
AND
KNOW
LOCATION
ANDFUNCTION
FUNCTIONOF
OFALL
ALLCONTROLS.
ROTATING
CAUSE
ROTATING BLADES
BLADES CAUSE
SERIOUS
INJURY
OR DEATH
SERIOUS
INJURY
OR
• DO NOT MOW DEATH
WHEN CHILDREN OR
• DO NOTARE
MOW
WHEN CHILDREN OR
OTHERS
AROUND
OTHERS
ARE CHILDREN
AROUND EVEN WITH
• NEVER
CARRY
• NEVER CARRY
BLADE(S)
OFF. CHILDREN EVEN
WITH
BLADE(S) OFF.
• LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE
• LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE
AND WHILE BACKING.
•CONTROLS.
BE SURE BLADE(S) AND ENGINE ARE STOPPED
PLACING
HANDS
FEETARE
NEAR
BLADE(S).
•BEFORE
BE SURE
BLADE(S)
AND OR
ENGINE
STOPPED
• BEFORE
LEAVING
OPERATOR'S
BEFORE
PLACING
HANDSPOSITION,
OR FEET NEAR
BLADE(S).
DISENGAGE BLADE(S), ENGAGE PARKING BRAKE,
OFF AND
REMOVE
KEY. POSITION,
•SHUT
BEFORE
LEAVING
OPERATOR'S
WARNING
This symbol points
out important safety
instructions which, if
not followed, could
endanger the personal
safety and/or property
of yourself and others.
Read and follow all
instructions in this
manual before attempting to operate
this machine. Failure
to comply with these
instructions may result
in personal injury. When
you see this symbol.
DISENGAGE BLADE(S), ENGAGE PARKING
BRAKE, READ OPERATOR'S
SHUT OFF AND REMOVE KEY.
MANUAL
HEED ITS WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY, DO NOT
OPERATE UNLESS DISCHARGE COVER OR
GRASS CATCHER IS IN ITS PROPER PLACE.
IF DAMAGED, REPLACE IMMEDIATELY.
DANGER
KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY.
DO NOT OPERATE MOWER
UNLESS CHUTE DEFLECTOR
OR ENTIRE GRASS CATCHER IS
IN ITS PROPER PLACE.
S30503
ASSEMBLE CHUTE DEFLECTOR TO THIS UNIT BEFORE OPERATING.
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Your Responsibility
Restrict the use
of this power machine
to persons who read,
understand
and follow the warnings
and instructions
in this manual
and on the machine.
9
Problem
Engine fails to start
Trouble
Shooting
Cause
Remedy
1. PTO engaged.
1. Place PTO knob (or lever) in
disengaged (OFF) position.
2. Spark plug wire(s) disconnected.
2. Connect wire(s) to spark plug(s).
3. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel.
3. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline.
4. Choke not activated.
4. Pull out the CHOKE control (if so
equipped) or place the throttle
control in CHOKE position.
5. Faulty spark plug.
5. Clean, adjust gap, or replace.
6. Blocked fuel line.
6. Clean fuel line or replace fuel filter,
if so equipped.
7. Engine flooded.
7. Crank engine with throttle in FAST
position.
For repairs
beyond the minor
adjustments listed
here, contact an
authorized service
dealer.
Engine runs erratic
8. Parking brake not engaged.
8. Engage parking brake.
9. Throttle control lever not in correct
starting position.
9. Place throttle lever to FAST
position.
1. Unit running with CHOKE applied.
1. Push CHOKE control (if so
equipped) in, or move the throttle
control out of the CHOKE position.
2. Spark plug wire(s) loose.
3. Blocked fuel line or stale fuel.
2. Connect and tighten spark
plug wire(s).
3. Clean fuel line; fill tank with clean,
fresh (less than 30 days old)
gasoline. Replace fuel filter, if so
equipped.
4. Vent in gas cap plugged.
4. Clear vent or replace if damaged.
5. Water or dirt in fuel system.
5. Drain fuel tank. Refill with
fresh fuel.
6. Dirty air cleaner.
6. Replace air cleaner cartridge/element or clean pre-cleaner, if so
equipped.
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Problem
Engine overheats
Engine hesitates at
high RPM
Idles poorly
Excessive
Vibration
Mower will not
mulch grass
(models equipped
with a mulch kit)
Uneven cut
Cause
Remedy
1. Engine oil level low.
1. Fill crankcase with proper oil.
2. Air flow restricted.
2. Clean grass clippings and debris
from around the engine’s cooling
fins and blower housing.
1. Spark plug(s) gap too close.
1. Remove spark plug(s) and reset
the gap.
1. Spark plug(s) fouled, faulty or gap
too wide.
1. Replace spark plug(s). Set plug(s)
gap.
2. Dirty air cleaner.
2. Replace air cleaner cartridge/element or clean pre-cleaner, if so
equipped.
1. Cutting blade loose or unbalanced.
1. Tighten blade and spindle.
Balance blade.
2. Damaged or bent cutting blade.
2. Replace blade.
1. Engine speed too low.
1. Place throttle control in FAST
(rabbit) position.
2. Wet grass.
3. Excessively high grass.
2. Do not mow when grass is wet;
wait until later to cut.
3. Mow once at a high cutting height,
then mow again at desired height
or make a narrower cutting path.
4. Dull blade.
4. Sharpen or replace blade.
1. Deck not balanced properly.
2. Dull blade.
1. Perform side-to-side deck adjustment.
3. Uneven tire pressure.
2. Sharpen or replace blade.
3. Check tire pressure in all four
tires.
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9
Trouble
Shooting
For repairs
beyond the minor
adjustments listed
here, contact an
authorized service
dealer.
10
Replacement
Parts
NOTE: Download a complete Parts Manual free of charge at www.troybilt.com or phone (866) 840-6483
to purchase replacement parts or a Parts Manual. Be sure to have your model number and serial
number ready. These can be found on the model plate located under the seat. Refer to page 2 for more
information regarding locating your model and serial numbers.
Automatic Garden Tractor
WARNING
If a safety feature
is not functioning
properly, do not use
the tractor. Contact
your authorized Troybilt service dealer or
call (866) 840-6483.
This Operators
Manual covers a range
of product specifications
for various models. Characteristics and features
discussed and/or
illustrated in this manual
may not be applicable
to all models. Troy-Bilt
LLC reserves the right to
change product specifications, designs and
equipment without notice
and without incurring
obligation.
Upper Drive Belt (Transmission)
754-0468
Lower Drive Belt (Transmission)
754-0467
Drive Belt (Mowing Deck) 50” Deck
754-04107
Deck Blade (50” Deck) three each
742-04053A
Deck Spindle (50” Deck) three each
618-04126A
Idler Pulley (50” Deck) (two each)
756-04129
Rear Deck Wheels 5.0 x 1.38 (two each)
734-0973
Front Deck Wheels 5.0 dia. ball (two each)
734-04155
Battery
925-1707D
Tire (Front) 16” x 7.5” x 8” Square Shoulder
734-04148
Tire (Rear) 23” x 10.5” x 12” Square Shoulder
734-04147
Hub Cap
731-05674
Fuel Tank Cap
951-3111
Choke Control Cable
746-04132
Throttle Control Cable
746-1086
Discharge Chute Assembly
631-04070A
WARNING: If a safety feature is not functioning properly, do not use the tractor. Contact
your authorized Troy-bilt service dealer or call (866) 840-6483.
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CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The California Air Resources Board and MTD Consumer Group Inc are pleased to explain the evaporative emission control system warranty on your 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 EECS on your lawn mower for the period of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your lawn mower.
Your EECS may include parts such as the carburetor, fuel-injection system, the ignition system, catalytic converter, fuel tanks, fuel lines, fuel caps, valves,
canisters, filters, vapor hoses, clamps, connectors, and other associated emission-related components.
Where a warrantable condition exists, MTD Consumer Group Inc will repair your lawn mower at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
This evaporative emission control system is warranted for two years. If any evaporative emission-related part on your equipment is defective, the part will be
repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer Group Inc.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the lawn mower owner, you are responsible for performance of the required maintenance listed in your owner’s manual. MTD Consumer Group Inc recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your lawn mower, but MTD Consumer Group Inc cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts.
As the lawn mower owner, you should however be aware that MTD Consumer Group Inc may deny you warranty coverage if your lawn mower or a part has failed
due to abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your lawn mower to MTD Consumer Group Inc’s distribution center or service center as soon as the problem exists. The
warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days. If you have a question regarding your warranty coverage, you should
contact the MTD Consumer Group Inc Service Department at 1-800-800-7310.
GENERAL EMISSIONS WARRANTY COVERAGE:
MTD Consumer Group Inc warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the lawn mower is: Designed, built and equipped so as to
conform with all applicable regulations; and free from defects in materials and workmanship that cause the failure of a warranted part to be identical in all material
respects to that part as described in MTD Consumer Group Inc’s application for certification.
The warranty period begins on the date the lawn mower is delivered to an ultimate purchaser or first placed into service. The warranty period is two years.
Subject to certain conditions and exclusions as stated below, the warranty on emission-related parts is as follows:
1. Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied, is warranted for the warranty period
stated above. If the part fails during the period of warranty coverage, the part will be repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer Group Inc according to subsection
(4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period.
2. Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the warranty period stated above. Any such
part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining warranty period.
3. Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance in the written instructions supplied is warranted for the period of time before the
first scheduled replacement date for that part. If the part fails before the first scheduled replacement, the part will be repaired or replaced by MTD Consumer
Group Inc according to subsection (4) below. Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the
first scheduled replacement point for the part.
4. Repair or replacement of any warranted part under the warranty provisions herein must be performed at a warranty station at no charge to the owner.
5. Notwithstanding the provisions herein, warranty services or repairs will be provided at all of our distribution centers that are franchised to service the subject
engines or equipment.
6. The lawn mower owner will not be charged for diagnostic labor that is directly associated with diagnosis of a defective, emission-related warranted part,
provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a warranty station.
7. MTD Consumer Group Inc is liable for damages to other engine or equipment components proximately caused by a failure under warranty of any warranted
part.
8. Throughout the lawn mower warranty period stated above, MTD Consumer Group Inc will maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the expected
demand for such parts.
9. Any replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs and must be provided without charge to the owner. Such use will
not reduce the warranty obligations of MTD Consumer Group Inc.
10. Add-on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board may not be used. The use of any non-exempted add-on or modified parts by the
ultimate purchaser will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claims. MTD Consumer Group Inc will not be liable to warrant failures of warranted parts caused
by the use of a non-exempted add-on or modified part.
WARRANTED PARTS:
The repair or replacement of any warranted part otherwise eligible for warranty coverage may be excluded from such warranty coverage if MTD Consumer Group
Inc demonstrates that the lawn mower has been abused, neglected, or improperly maintained, and that such abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance was the
direct cause of the need for repair or replacement of the part. That notwithstanding, any adjustment of a component that has a factory installed, and properly
operating, adjustment limiting device is still eligible for warranty coverage. The following emission warranty parts list are covered: Fuel Line, Fuel Line Clamps
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Troy-Bilt LLC with respect
to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States, its possessions and territories.
“Troy-Bilt” warrants this product against defects in material and workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of original
purchase and will, at its option, repair or replace, free of charge, any part
found to be defective in materials or workmanship. This limited warranty
shall only apply if this product has been operated and maintained in
accordance with the Operator’s Manual furnished with the product, and
has not been subject to misuse, abuse, commercial use, neglect, accident,
improper maintenance, alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water, or damage
because of other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any part, accessory or attachment not approved by
Troy-Bilt for use with the product(s) covered by this manual will void your
warranty as to any resulting damage.
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 purchase.
Normal wear parts include, but are not limited to items such as: batteries,
belts, blades, blade adapters, grass bags, rider deck wheels, seats, snow
thrower skid shoes, shave plates, auger spiral rubber and tires.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available, WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE, through your local authorized service
dealer. To locate the dealer in your area, check your Yellow Pages,
or contact Troy-Bilt LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 441360019, or call 1-866-840-6483 or 1-330-558-7220, or log on to our
Web site at www.troybilt.com.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases:
a.
b.
c.
d.
The engine or component parts thereof. These items may
carry a separate manufacturer’s warranty. Refer to applicable
manufacturer’s warranty for terms and conditions.
Log splitter pumps, valves, and cylinders have a separate one
year warranty.
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.
Service completed by someone other than an authorized service
dealer.
e.
f.
g.
Troy-Bilt does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States, its possessions and
territories, except those sold through Troy-Bilt’s authorized
channels of export distribution.
Replacement parts that are not genuine Troy-Bilt parts.
Transportation charges and service calls.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, applies after the applicable
period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other express warranty, whether written or oral, except as
mentioned above, given by any person or entity, including a dealer or
retailer, with respect to any product, shall bind Troy-Bilt. During the
period of the warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement
of the product as set forth above.
The provisions as set forth in this warranty provide the sole and
exclusive remedy arising from the sale. Troy-Bilt shall not be liable
for 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 states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the
purchase price of the product sold. Alteration of safety features of the
product shall void this warranty. You assume the risk and liability for
loss, damage, or injury to you and your property and/or to others and their
property arising out of the misuse or inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original
purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased as a gift.
HOW STATE LAW RELATES TO THIS WARRANTY: This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT: Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain
warranty coverage.
TROYBILT LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019; Phone: 1(866) 840-6483, 1-330-558-7220
GDOC-100021 REV. A
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