TBH 1066A TBM 1066A

Advanced Engine-powered Lawnmower
TBH 1066A
TBM 1066A
PLEASE KEEP THIS OPERATOR’S MANUAL IN A SAFE PLACE
CONTENTS
SAFETY RULES
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1.GENERAL OPERATION
02
2.SLOPE OPERATION
02
3.CHILDREN
03
4.TOWING
03
5.SERVICE
03
UNASSEMBLED PARTS
05
ASSEMBLY
06
OPERATION
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OPERATION (TBH 1066 A ONLY)
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OPERATION (TBM 1066 A ONLY)
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
24
STORAGE
29
TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS
30
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SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers
DANGER: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING
OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH.
WARNING: In order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making
repairs, always disconnect spark
plug wire and place wire where it
cannot contact spark plug.
WARNING: Do not coast down a
hill in neutral, you may lose control
of the tractor.
WARNING: Tow only the
attachments that are
recommended by and comply with
specifications of the manufacturer
of your tractor. Use common sense
when towing. Operate only at the
lowest possible speed when on a
slope. Too heavy of a load, while on
a slope, is dangerous. Tires
can lose traction with the ground
and cause you to lose control of
your tractor.
1.GENERAL OPERATION
•Read,understand, and follow all instructions on the
machine and in the manual before starting. Do not
put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the
machine.
•Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
•Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar
with the instructions, to operate the machine.
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire,
etc., which could be picked up and thrown by
the blades. Be sure the area is clear of bystanders
before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters
the area. Never carry passengers.
•Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and behind before and while
backing.
•Never direct discharged material toward anyone.
Avoid discharging material against a wall or
obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward
the operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel
surfaces. Do not operate machine without the
discharge chute, or other safety devices in place
and working.
•Slow down before turning.
•Never leave a running machine unattended. Always
turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and
remove keys before dismounting.
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•Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off
engine and wait for all parts to come to a complete
stop before cleaning the machine, or unclogging
the discharge chute.
•Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial
light.
•Do not operate the machine while under the
influence ofalcohol or drugs.
•Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing
roads.
•Use extra care when loading or unloading the
machine onto a trailer or truck.
•Always wear eye protection when operating
machine.
•Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and
above, are involved in a large percentage of riding
mower-related injuries. These operators should
evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower
safely enough to protect themselves and others
from serious injury.
•Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for
wheel weights or counterweights.
•Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris
build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine
parts and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to
blow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before
operating or storing the machine. Allow machine
to cool before storage.
2.SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control
and tipover accidents, which can result in severe
injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires
extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or
if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
•Mow up and down slopes, not across.
•Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other
hidden objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
•Choose a low ground speed so that you will not
have to stop or shift while on the slope.
•Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction.
Always keep the machine in gear when going
down slopes. Do not shift to neutral and coast
downhill.
•Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If
the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and
proceed slowly straight down the slope.
•Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction,
which could cause the machine to roll over.
•Use extra care while operating machine with grass
SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Ride - On Mowers
catchers or other attachments; they can affect the
stability of the machine.
•Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your
foot on the ground.
•Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or
embankments. The machine could suddenly roll
over if a wheel is over the edge or if the edge caves
in.
3.CHILDREN
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not
alert to the presence of children. Children are often
attracted to the machine and the mowing activity.
Never assume that children will remain where you
last saw them.
•Keep children out of the mowing area and in the
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
•Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
•Before and while backing, look behind and down
for small children.
•Never carry children, even with the blades shut off.
They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation. Children who have
been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in
the mowing area for another ride and be run over
or backed over by the machine.
•Never allow children to operate the machine.
•Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block your
view of a child.
4.TOWING
•Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed
for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except
at the hitch point.
•Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for
weight limits for towed equipment and towing
on slopes. Never allow children or others in or on
towed equipment.
•On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may
cause loss of traction and loss of control. Travel
slowly and allow extra distance to stop.
5.SERVICE
SAFE HANDLING OF PETROL
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
use extreme care in handling gasoline. Petrol is
extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.
•Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other
sources of ignition.
•Use only approved petrol container.
•Never remove petrol cap or add fuel with the engine
running. Allow engine to cool before refueling.
•Never fuel the machine indoors.
•Never store the machine or fuel container where
there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as
on a water heater or other appliances.
•Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or
trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers
on the ground away from your vehicle when filling.
•Remove petrol powered equipment from the
truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this
is not possible, then refuel such equipment with
a portable container, rather than from a petrol
dispenser nozzle.
•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.
•If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
•Never overfill fuel tank. Replace petrol cap and
tighten securely.
GENERAL SERVICE
•Never operate machine in a closed area.
•Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
•Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper
operation regularly.
•Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris
build-up.
•Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soaked
debris.
•Allow machine to cool before storing.
•If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the
machine.
•Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
•Never make any adjustments or repairs with the
engine running.
•Check the discharge chute frequently and replace
with manufacturer's recommended parts, when
necessary.
•Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
•Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service
as required.
•Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
•Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before
operating.
•Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
•Never carry passengers.
•Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
Always look down and behind before and while
backing.
•Never carry children, even with the blades shut off.
•Theymay fall off and be seriously injured or interfere
with safe machine operation. Children who have
been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in
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SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Ride - On Mowers
the mowing area for another ride and be run over
or backed over by the machine.
•Keep children out of the mowing area and in the
watchful care of a responsible adult other than the
operator.
•Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
•Before and while backing, look behind and down
for small children.
•Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across.
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the
area.
•Choose a low ground speed so that you will not
have to stop or shift while on the slope.
•Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If
the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and
proceed slowly straight down the slope.
•If machine stops while going uphill, disengage
blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly.
•Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then,
turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
TBH 1066 A SPECIFICATIONS
Petrol Tank Capacity 5.5 Litres
and Type
Unleaded Regular
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
Oil Type (API-SG-SL):
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
Oil Capacity
Spark Plug
Reverse
Charging System
Battery Model
1.4L
Champion RCJ8Y
(Gap: .030")
Forward: 0-10.2km/h
Reverse: 0-3.4km/h
14 AMPS @ 3600 RPM
6-GFM-33 12V 32Ah (20h)
TBM 1066 A SPECIFICATIONS
Petrol Tank Capacity 5.5 Litres
and Type
Unleaded Regular
SAE 30 (above 32°F)
Oil Type (API-SG-SL)
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)
Oil Capacity
Spark Plug
Speed
1.4L
Champion RCJ8Y (Gap:
.030")
Forward:
First gear
0-2.29km/h
Second gear 0~3.03Km/h
Third gear 0~4.71Km/h
Fourth gear 0~7.06m/h
Fifth
0~8.98Km/h
Sixth
0~11.52Km/h
Reverse
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0-3.53km/h
Charging System
Battery Model
14 AMPS @ 3600 RPM
6-GFM-33 12V 32Ah (20h)
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a
new tractor. It has been designed, engineered
and manufactured to give you the best possible
dependability and performance.
Should you experience any problem you cannot
easily remedy, please contact your nearest
authorized service center/ department. We have
competent, well-trained technicians and the proper
tools to service or repair this tractor.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions
will enable you to assemble and maintain your
tractor properly. Always observe the "SAFETY
RULES".
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
•Read and observe the safety rules.
•Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for
and using your tractor.
•Follow the instructions under "Maintenance" and
"Storage" sections of this manual.
WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an
internal combustion engine and should not be
used on or near any unimproved forest-covered,
brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the
engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark
arrester meeting applicable local or state laws
(if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be
maintained in effective working order by the
operator.
UNASSEMBLED PARTS
Large
Flat Washer
Steering Wheel
Steering
Boot
Steering
Extension
Shaft
Hex Bolt
SEAT
Oil Drain Tube
For Future Use
Keys
Slope Sheet
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ASSEMBLY
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled
for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you
assembled must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY
A socket wrench set will make assembly easier.
Standard wrench sizes are listed.
(1) 15mm wrench Utility knife
(2) 11mm wrench Tire pressure gauge
(2) 13mm wrench Pliers
(1) 14mm wrench
When right or left hand is mentioned in this man
ual, it means when you are in the operating position
(seated be hind the steering wheel).
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM UNPACK
CARTON
•Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons
from carton.
•Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton.
•Remove end panels and lay side panels flat.
•Remove mower and packing materials.
•Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and
remove.
BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM
SKID
ATTACH STEERING HEEL (See Fig. 1)
ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT
•Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft.
•Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash
and push down to secure.
INSTALL STEERING WHEEL
•Position front wheels of the tractor so they are
pointing straight forward.
•Remove steering wheel adapter from steering
wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft
extension.
•Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal
(left to right) and slide inside boot and onto
adapter.
•Assemble large flat washer, 5/16 lock washer, 5/16
hex bolt and tighten securely.
•Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering
wheel.
•Remove protective materials from tractor hood and
grill.
IMPORTANT: CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY
TAPLES IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES
WHERE TRACTOR IS TO ROLL OFF SKID.
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FIG. 1
ASSEMBLY
INSTALL SEAT (See Figs. 2 and 3)
1.Screw the two bolts and nuts (A in Fig 2) tightly to
assemble the cushion(with bottom plate) onto the
seat frame. A socket wrench set will make assmbly
easier.
2.Push seat adjustment lever (B in Fig 3) outwards
(direction C in Fig 3).
3.Keep lever push outwards, and slide seat backwards.
4.Check that the seat is pisitioned correctly.
3)
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ASSEMBLY
NOTE: You may now roll your tractor off the crate.
Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove
the tractor from the crate.
WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and
follow all instructions in the Operation section of this
manual. Be sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be
sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people
and objects.
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See
Operation section for location and
function of controls)
•Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
•Release parking brake by depressing brake pedal.
•Place freewheel control in "transmission disengaged
position" (See "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation
section of this manual).
•Roll tractor forward off crate.
•Remove banding holding the deflector shield up
against tractor.
CHECK TYRE PRESSURE
The tyres on your tractor were overinflated at the
factory for shipping purposes. Correct tyre pressures
are important for best cutting performance. Reduce
tyre pressures to PSI shown on tyres.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower deck should be
properly leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER DECK" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
Check for proper position of all belts. See the figures
that are shown for replacing motion and mower
blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed
correctly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check
to see that the brake is operating properly. See "TO
CHECK BRAKE" in the Service and Adjustments section
of this manual.
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CHECKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE
WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST
PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS
QUALITY PRODUCT.
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST:
√√ All assembly instructions have been completed.
√√ No remaining loose parts in carton.
√√ Battery is properly prepared and charged.
√√ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened
securely.
√√ All tyres are properly inflated. (For shipping
purposes, the tyres were overinflated at the
factory).
√√ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-toside/front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tyres
must be properly inflated for leveling).
√√ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are
routed properly around pulleys and inside all
belt keepers.
√√ Check wiring. See that all connections are still
secure and wires are properly clamped.
√√ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel
control is in "transmission engaged" position
(see "TO TRANSPORT" in the Operation section
of this manual).
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR,
PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING
IMPORTANT ITEMS:
√√ Engine oil is at proper level.
√√ Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular
unleaded gasoline.
√√ Become familiar with all controls, their location
and function. Operate them before you start
the engine.
√√ Be sure brake system is in safe operating
condition.
√√ Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse
Operation System (ROS) are working properly
(See the Operation and Maintenance sections
in this manual).
√√ It is important to purge the transmission
before operat ing your tractor for the first
time. Follow proper starting and transmission
purging instructions (See “TO START ENGINE”
and “PURGE TRANSMISSION” in the Operation
section of this manual).
OPERATION
These symbols appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and
understand their meaning.
REVERSE
NEUTRAL
ENGINE ON
ENGINE OFF
LIGHTS ON
HIGH
LOW
ENGINE START
FUEL
CHOKE
PARKING BRAKE
BATTERY
REVERSE
FAST
SLOW
MOWER HEIGHT
FORWARD
IGNITION SWITCH
MOWER LIFT
CLUTCH/BRAKE
PEDAL
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ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH DISENGAGED
ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH ENGAGED
DANGER, KEEP HANDS
AND FEET AWAY
FREE WHEEL
(Automatic Models only)
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SLOPE HAZARDS
KEEP AREA CLEAR
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not
avoided, might result in minor or moderate
injury.
CAUTION when used without the alert
symbol, indicates a situation that could result
in damage to the tractor and/or engine.
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,
if not avoided, could result in death, serious
injury and/or property damage.
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not
avoided, could result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
Failure to follow instructions could
result in serious injury or death.
The safety alert symbol is used to
identify safety information about
hazards which can result in death, serious injury
and/or property damage.
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OPERATION (TBH 1066 A ONLY)
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various
controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
SERVICE REMINDER
/ HOURMETER
BLADE CLUTCH SWITCH
LIGHT SWITCH
THROTTLE CONTROL
BRAKE PEDAL
PARKING BRAKE
LEVER
IGITION SWITCH
BLADE LIFT LEVER
FREEWHEEL CONROL
FORWARD DRIVE
PEDAL
REVERSE DRIVE
PEDAL
Fig.6
(A) BLADE LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower, and
adjust the mower deck.
(B) BRAKE PEDAL - Used for braking the tractor and
starting the engine.
(C) PARKING BRAKE LEVER - Locks brake pedal into
the brake position.
(D) THROTTLE CONTROL - Used to control engine
speed.
(E) CLUTCH SWITCH - Used to engage the mower
blades.
(F) IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and
stopping the engine.
(G) LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off.
(H) FORWARD DRIVE PEDAL - Used for forward
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movement of tractor.
(I) REVERSE DRIVE PEDAL- Used for reverse
movement of tractor.
(J) FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages
transmission for pushing or slowly towing the tractor
with the engine off.
(K) CHOKE CONTROL - Used when starting a cold
engine.
(L) SERVICE REMINDER/HOUR METER - Indicates
when service is required for the engine and mower.
OPERATION (TBH 1066 A ONLY)
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating
your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety
mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See Fig. 7)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator
presence sensing switch. When engine is running,
any attempt by the operator to leave the seat
without first setting the parking brake will shut
off the engine.
•Depress clutch/brake pedal (B) all the way down
and hold.
•Pull parking brake lever (C) up and hold, release
pressure from clutch/brake pedal (B), then release
parking brake lever. Pedal should remain in brake
position.
•Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
Move throttle control (D) between half and full
speed (fast) position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between
half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping
may cause engine to "backfire".
•Turn ignition key (F) to "ST0P" position and remove
key.
•Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use.
•Never use the choke to stop the engine.
IMPORTANT: LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN
ANY P0SITI0N OTHER THAN "ST0P" WILL CAUSE
THE BATTERY TO BE DISCHARGED. (DEAD).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is
standing idle with the engine running, hot engine
exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To
eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, and
set parking brake before leaving the
operator's position.
STOPPING (See Fig. 8)
MOWER BLADES •To stop mower blades. Push switch to
“DISENGAGED" position (
). DRIVE To stop drive, depress brake pedal into full “BRAKE”
position.
IMPORTANT: FORWARD AND REVERSE DRIVE
PEDALS RETURN TO NEUTRAL POSITION WHEN
NOT DEPRESSED.
ENGINE-
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (D)
(See Fig.9)
Always operate engine at full speed (fast).
•Operating engine at less than full speed (fast)
reduces the engine's operating efficiency.
•Full speed (fast) offers the best mower
performance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL (N) (See
Fig. 9)
Use choke control whenever you are starting a
cold engine. Do not use to start a warm engine.
•To engage choke control (N), pull knob out. Slowly
push knob into disengage.
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OPERATION (TBH 1066 A ONLY)
TO MOVE FORWARD AND
BACKWARD (See Fig. 10)
The direction and speed of movement is controlled
by the forward and reverse drive pedals.
and after moderate growth.
•For best cutting performance, grass over 6"
height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to desired height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS
(See Fig.12)
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are
slightly off the ground when mower is at the
desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge
wheels then keep the deck in proper position to
help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
•Start tractor and release parking brake.
•Slowly depress forward (K) or reverse (L) drive pedal
to begin movement Ground speed increases the
further down the pedal is depressed.
NOTE: Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat
level surface.
•Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See
"TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT' in the
Operation section of this manual).
•With mower in desired height of cut position,
gauge wheels
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
•should be assembled so they are slightly off the
ground. Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole as
shown and tighten securely.
•Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in
same adjustment hole.
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
(See Fig. 11)
The position of the attachment lift lever (A)
determines the cutting height.
•Put attachment lift lever in desired cutting height
slot.
The cutting height range is approximately 1" to
4". The heights are measured from the ground to
the blade tip with the engine not running. These
heights are approximate and may vary depending
upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of
grass being mowed.
•The average lawn should be cut to approximately
2-1/2" during the cool season and to over 3" during
hot months.
•For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often
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CAUTION: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and
do not drive across any slope.
•Choose the slowest speed before starling up or
down hills.
•Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
•If stopping is absolutely necessary, push brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake. To restart movement, slowly release parking
brake and brake pedal.
•Slowly depress appropriate drive pedal to slowest
setting.
•Make ail turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT (See Fig. 14)
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure
to disengage transmission by placing freewheel
control in free wheeling position. Free wheel
control is located at the rear drawbar of tractor.
OPERATION (TBH 1066 A ONLY)
•Raise attachment lift to highest position with at
tachment lift control.
•Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and
release so it is held in the disengaged position.
•Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2)
MPH.
•To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.
•NOTE: To protect hood from damage when
transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be
sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an
appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord, etc.).
TRANSMISSION ENGAGED
SERVICE REMINDER/HOUR METER
FIG . 14
TRANSMISSION DISENGAGED
TOWING TRAILERS AND OTHER
ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommended
by and comply with specifications of the
manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense
when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a
slope, is dangerous. Tyres can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control of your
tractor.
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence
sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat with the engine running and
the attachment clutch engaged will shut off
the engine. You must remain fully and centrally
positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from
hesitating or cutting off when operating your
equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
•Select desired height of cut (see" TO ADJUST
MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT')
•Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch
control.
TO STOP MOWER BLADES
•Disengage attachment clutch control.
CAUTION: Do not operate the mover
without the deflector shield (S) in place
or mulch plate (See Fig. 15).
Service reminder shows the total number of hours
the engine has run and flashes to indicate that the
engine or mower needs servicing. When service
is required, the service reminder will flash for
two hours. To service engine and mower, see the
Maintenance section of this manual.
NOTE: Service reminder runs when the ignition key
is in any position but “STOP”. For accurate reading,
be sure key remains in the “STOP” position when
engine is not running.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from
the factory, already filled with summer weight oil.
•Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
•Unthread and remove oil fill cap/dipstick; wipe oil
off.Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil
fill cap on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto
the tube. Remove and read oil level. If necessary,
add oil until "FULL' mark on dipstick is reached. Do
not overfill.
•For cold weather operation you should change oil
for easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
•To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section
in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
•Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do not
overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline
with a minimum of 95 octane. (Use of leaded
gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with
gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be
used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel.Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT: when operating in temperatures
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OPERATION (TBH 1066 A ONLY)
below 32°f (0°c), use fresh, clean winter grade
gasoline to help ensure good cold weather
starting.
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation
and formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the
fuel system should be emptied before storage
of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next
season. See Storage Instructions for additional
information. Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 6)
When starting the engine for the first time or if the
engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra
cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the
engine.
•Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission
engaged position.
•Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake
pedal and set parking brake.
•Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED"
position.
•Move throttle control to fast position.
•Pull choke control out for a cold engine start
attempt. For a warm engine start attempt the
choke control may not be needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold
starting procedures below.
•Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to
"START" position and release key as soon as engine
starts. Do not run starter continuously for more
than 15 seconds per minute. If the engine does
not start after several attempts, push choke control
in, wait a few minutes and try again. If engine still
does not start, pull the choke control out and retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F/0° C and
above)
•When engine starts, slowly push choke control
in until the engine begins to run smoothly. If the
engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control
out slightly for a few seconds and then continue to
push the control in slowly.
•The attachments and ground drive can now be
used. If the engine does not accept the load,
restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one
minute using the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F/0° C and
below)
• When engine starts, slowly push choke control in
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until the engine begins to run smoothly. Continue
to push the choke control in small steps allowing
the engine to accept small changes in speed and
load, until the choke control is fully in. If the
engine starts to run roughly, pull the choke control
out slightly for a few seconds and then continue
to push the control in slowly. This may require an
engine warm-up period from several seconds to
several minutes, depending on the temperature.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP
Before driving the unit in cold weather, the
transmission should be warmed up as follows:
•Be sure the tractor is on level ground.
•Release the parking brake and let the brake slowly
return to operating position.
•Allow one minute for transmission to warm up.
This can be done during the engine warm up
period.
•The attachments can be used during the engine
warm-up period after the transmission has been
warmed up and may require the choke control be
pulled out slightly.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in
cold temperatures (below 32° F) the carburetor fuel
mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine
performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
PURGE TRANSMISSION
CAUTION: Never engage or disengage
freewheel lever while the engine is
running.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is
recommended that the transmission be purged
before operating tractor for the first time. This
procedure will remove any trapped air inside the
transmission which may have developed during
shipping of your tractor.
IMPORTANT: SHOULD YOUR TRANSMISSION
REQUIRE REMOVAL FOR SERVICE OR
REPLACEMENT, IT SHOULD BE PURGED AFTER
REINSTALLATION BEFORE OPERATING THE
TRACTOR.
•Place tractor safely on a level surface - that is clear
and open - with engine off and parking brake set.
•Disengage transmission by placing freewheel
control in disengaged position (See "TO
TRANSPORT" in this section of manual).
•Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the
engine is running, move throttle control to slow
position. Disengage parking brake.
OPERATION (TBH 1066 A ONLY)
CAUTION: At any time, during step 4,
there may be movement of the drive
wheels.
•Depress forward drive pedal to full forward
position, hold for five (5) seconds and release
pedal. Depress reverse drive pedal to full reverse
position, hold for five (5) seconds and release
pedal. Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
•Shut off engine and set parking brake.
•Engage transmission by placing freewheel control
in engaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this
section of manual).
•Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the
engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2)
speed. Disengage parking brake.
•Drive tractor forward for approximately five feet
then backwards for five feet. Repeat this driving
procedure three times.
Your transmission is now purged and now
ready for normal operation.
MOWING TIPS
•Tire chains cannot be used when the mower
housing is attached to tractor.
•Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
•The left hand side of mower should be used for
trimming.
•Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the
area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the
right of the tractor. This will result in a more even
distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting.
•When mowing large areas, start by turning to the
right so that clippings will discharge away from
shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left
hand turns until finished (See Fig. 16). FIG. 16
•If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice
to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried
clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
•Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will
plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow
grass to dry before mowing.
•Always operate engine at full throttle when
mowing to assure better mowing performance
and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground
speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as the quality
of cut desired.
•When operating attachments, select a ground
speed that will suit the terrain and give best
performance of the attachment being used.
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OPERATION (TBM 1066 A ONLY)
OPERATION (TBM 1066 A ONLY)
KNOW YOUR TRACTOR
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR
TRACTOR
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls
and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL
BLADES CLUTCH BUTTON
LIGHT SWITH
CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL
PARKING BRAKE
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
INDICATOR
GEAR LEVER
FIG. 5
Our tractors conform to the applicable safety standards of the American
National Standards Institute.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage
the mower blades, or other attachments mounted
to your tractor.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise, lower,
and adjust the mower deck or other attachments
mounted to your tractor.
CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching
and braking the tractor and starting the engine.
GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and
direction of tractor.
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IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping
the engine.
LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment
lift lever when changing its position.
LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off.
PARKING BRAKE - Locks clutch/brake pedal into the
brake position.
THROTTLE/CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting
and controlling engine speed.
The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which
can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while
operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide
vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
OPERATION (TBM 1066 A ONLY)
HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See Fig. 6)
•Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence
sensing switch. When engine is running, any
attempt by the operator to leave the seat without
first setting the parking brake will shut off the
engine.
•Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE"
position and hold.
•Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position
and release pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal
should remain in "BRAKE" position. Make sure
parking brake will hold tractor secure.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL LEVER
BLADE CLUTCH
BUTTON
IGNITION KEY
BRAKE POSITION
PARKING BRAKE
“ENGAGED”
POSITION
GEAR LEVER
PARKING BRAKE
“DISENGAGED”
POSITION
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL
“DRIVE” POSITION
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
LEVER
FIG. 6
STOPPING (See Fig. 6)
MOWER BLADES •To stop mower blades, push down the blade clutch
button to "Disengaged" position.
GROUND DRIVE •To stop ground drive, depress clutch/brake pedal
into full "BRAKE" position.
•Move gearshift lever to neutral (N) position.
ENGINE •Move throttle control between half and full speed
(fast) position.
•NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between
half and full speed (fast) position, before stopping
may cause engine to "backfire".
•Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
unauthorized use.
•Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN
ANY POSITION OTHER THAN "OFF" WILL CAUSE
THE BATTERY TO BE DISCHARGED, (DEAD).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is
standing idle with the engine running, hot engine
exhaust gases may cause "browning" of grass. To
eliminate this possibility, always stop engine when
stopping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor
completely, as described above, before
leaving the operator's position, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (See
Fig. 6)
Always operate engine at full speed (fast).
•Operating engine at less than full speed (fast)
reduces the engine's operating efficiency.
•Full speed (fast) offers the best mower
performance.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
(See Fig. 6)
•The direction and speed of movement is controlled
by the gearshift lever.
•Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and
gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.
•Move gearshift lever to desired position.
•Slowly release clutch/brake pedal to start
movement.
IMPORTANT: BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE
STOP BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS.
FAILURE TO DO SO WILL SHORTEN THE USEFUL
LIFE OF YOUR TRANSAXLE.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
(See Fig. 7)
The position of the attachment lift lever determines
the cutting height.
•Grasp lift lever.
•Press plunger with thumb and move lever to
desired position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1/2 to 3.5
inch. The heights are measured from the ground
to the blade tip with the engine not running. These
heights are approximate and may vary depending
upon soil conditions, height of grass and types of
grass being mowed.
•For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches
in height should be mowed twice. Make the first
cut relatively high; the second to desired height.
TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 7)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence
sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator
to leave the seat with the engine running and
the attachment clutch engaged will shut off
the engine. You must remain fully and centrally
positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from
hesitating or cutting off when operating your
equipment on rough, rolling terrain or hills.
•Select desired height of cut.
•Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch
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OPERATION (TBM 1066 A ONLY)
control.
•TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch control.
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER
LOW POSITION
“ENGAGED” POSITION
“DISENGAGED” POSITION
ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER
HIGH POSITION
FIG. 7
“DISENGAGED” POSITION
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
WARNING: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and
do not drive across any slope.
•Choose the slowest speed before starting up or
down hills.
•Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
•If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/
brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage
parking brake.
•Move gearshift lever to 1st gear. Be sure you have
allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you
restart movement.
•To restart movement, slowly release parking brake
and clutch/brake pedal.
•Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT
•Raise attachment lift to highest position with
attachment lift control.
•When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure
gearshift lever is in neutral (N) position.
•Do not push or tow tractor at more than five (5)
MPH.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when
transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be
sure hood is closed and secured to tractor. Use an
appropriate means of tying hood to tractor (rope,
cord, etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER
ATTACHMENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommended
by and comply with specifications of the
manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense
when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a
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slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control of your
tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
•The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from
the factory, already filled with summer weight oil.
•Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
•Pull up and remove oil fill cap/dipstick; wipe oil
off. Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and push
down firmly into place. Remove and read oil level.
If necessary, add oil until "FULL" mark on dipstick is
reached. Do not overfill.
•For cold weather operation you should change oil
for easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in
the Maintenance section of this manual).
•To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section
in this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
•Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do not
overfill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline
with a minimum of 95 octane. (Use of leaded
gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide
deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with
gasoline. Purchase fuel in quantities that can be
used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open flame.
IMPORTANT: WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER
GRADE GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD
WEATHER STARTING.
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called
gasohol or using ethanol or methanol) can
attract moisture which leads to separation
and formation of acids during storage. Acidic
gas can damage the fuel system of an engine
while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the
fuel system should be emptied before storage
of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start
the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next
season. See Storage Instructions for additional
information. Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 6)
When starting the engine for the first time or if
the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra
cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the
engine.
•Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/
brake pedal and set parking brake.
•Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.
OPERATION (TBM 1066 A ONLY)
•Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED"
position.
•Move throttle control to choke position.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold
starting procedures below.
•Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to
"START" position and release key as soon as engine
starts. Do not run starter continuously for more
than fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine
does not start after several attempts, move throttle
control to fast position, wait a few minutes and
try again. If engine still does not start, move the
throttle control back to the choke position and
retry.
WARM WEATHER STARTING (50° F and above)
•When engine starts, move the throttle control to
the fast position.
•The attachments and ground drive can now be
used. If the engine does not accept the load,
restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one
minute using the choke as described above.
COLD WEATHER STARTING (50° F and below)
•When engine starts, allow engine to run with the
throttle control in the choke position until the
engine runs roughly, then move throttle control to
fast position. This may require an engine warm up period from several seconds to several minutes,
depending on the temperature.
•The attachments can also be used during the
engine warmup period.
FIG. 8
•If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice
to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried
clippings. Make first cut relatively high; the second
to the desired height.
•Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will
plug mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow
grass to dry before mowing.
•Always operate engine at full throttle when
mowing to assure better mowing performance
and proper discharge of material. Regulate ground
speed by selecting a low enough gear to give the
mower cutting performance as well as the quality
of cut desired.
•When operating attachments, select a ground
speed that will suit the terrain and give best
performance of the attachment being used.
NOTE: If at a high altitude (above 3000 feet) or in
cold temperatures (below 32 F) the carburetor fuel
mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine
performance. See "TO ADJUST CARBURETOR" in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
MOWING TIPS
•Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING"
in the Service and Adjustments section of this
manual.
•The left hand side of mower should be used for
trimming.
•Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the
area that has been cut. Have the cut area to the
right of the machine. This will result in a more even
distribution of clippings and more uniform cutting.
•When mowing large areas, start by turning to the
right so that clippings will discharge away from
shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two
rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left
hand turns until finished (See Fig. 8).
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OPERATION (TBH 1066 A AND TBM 1066 A)
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
T
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BEFORE
EACH
USE
EVERY
8
HOURS
EVERY
25
HOURS
EVERY
50
HOURS
EVERY
100
HOURS
EVERY
SEASON
BEFORE
STORAGE
Check Brake Operation
Check Tyre Pressure
Check Operator Presence & ROS
Systems
Check for Loose Fasteners Check/Replace Mower Blades
Lubrication Chart Check Battery Level
Clean Battery and Terminals Clean Debris Off Steering Plate
Check Transaxle Cooling
Check Mower Levelness
Check V-Belts
Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil (with oil filter)
Change Engine Oil (without oil
filter)
Clean Air Filter
Clean Air Screen
Inspect Exhaust/Spark Arrester
Replace Oil Filter (If equipped)
Clean Engine Cooling Fins
Replace Spark Plug Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge
Replace Fuel Filter
1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or in high ambient temperature.
2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions.
3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil.
4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance-free battery.
5 - See Cleaning in Maintenance Section.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
The warranty on this tractor does not cover items
that have been subjected to operator abuse or
negligence. To receive full value from the warranty,
operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this
manual. Some adjustments will need to be made
periodically to properly maintain your tractor.
At least once a season, check to see if you should
make any of the adjustments described in the
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
•At least once a year you should replace the spark
plug, clean or replace air filter, and check blades
and belts for wear. A new spark plug and clean air
filter assure proper air - fuel mixture and help your
engine run better and last longer.
BEFORE EACH USE
• Check engine oil level.
• Check brake operation.
• Check tyre pressure.
• Check operator presence and ROS systems for proper
operation.
• Check for loose fasteners.
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LUBRICATION CHART & GREASE
POINTS
SPINDLE ZERK
FRONT WHEEL
BEARING ZERK
STEERING SECTOR
GEAR TEETH
SPINDLE ZERK
FRONT WHEEL
BEARING ZERK
ENGINE
General Purpose Grease
Refer to Maintenance “ENGINE” Section
IMPORTANT: DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT
POINTS WHICH HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS.
VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL ATTRACT DUST AND
DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE LIFE OF THE SELF
LUBRICATING BEARINGS. IF YOU FEEL THEY MUST
BE LUBRICATED, USE ONLY A DRY, POWDERED
OPERATION (TBH 1066 A AND TBM 1066 A)
GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY.
TRACTOR
Always observe safety rules when performing any
maintenance.
IMPORTANT: SPECIAL BLADE BOLT HEAT TREATED.
TRAILING EDGE UP
BLADE
MANDREL ASSEMBLY
CENTER HOLE
BRAKE OPERATION
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop
at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry
concrete or paved surface, then brake must be
checked and adjusted. (See “TO CHECK BRAKE”
in the Service and Adjustments section of this
manual).
TIRES
•Maintain proper air pressure in all tires (See the
sides of tires for proper PSI).
•Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control
chemicals which can harm rubber.
•Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and
other hazards that may cause tire damage.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires
due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased
from your local parts dealer. Tire sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
BLADE CARE
For best results mower blades must be kept sharp.
Replace bent or damaged blades.
CAUTION: Use only a replacement
blade approved by the manufacturer
of your tractor. Using a blade not
approved by the manufacturer of your
tractor is hazardous, could damage
your tractor and void your warranty.
BLADE REMOVAL (See Fig. 18)
•Raise mower to highest position to allow access to
blades.
NOTE: Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap
blade with heavy cloth.
•Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.
•Install new or resharpened blade with stamped
"THIS SIDE UP" facing deck and mandrel assembly.
•IMPORTANT: TO ENSURE PROPER ASSEMBLY,
CENTER HOLE IN BLADE MUST ALIGN WITH STAR
ON MANDREL ASSEMBLY.
•Install and tighten blade bolt securely (45 - 55 Ft.
Lbs. torque). BLADE HOLE
FIG. 18
STAR
BLADE WASHER
BATTERY
Your tractor has a battery charging system which is
sufficient for normal use. However, periodic
charging of the battery with an automotive
charger will extend its life.
•Keep battery and terminals clean.
•Keep battery bolts tight.
•Keep small vent holes open.
•Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour.
NOTE: The original equipment battery on your
tractor is maintenance free. Do not attempt to
open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking
level of electrolyte is not necessary.
TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS
Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals
can cause the battery to "leak" power.
•Raise seat.
•Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED
battery cable and remove battery from tractor.
Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. Clean
terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush
until bright.
•Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly.
Reinstall battery (See "REPLACING BATTERY" in
the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this
manual).
V-BELTS
Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100
hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts
are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip
from wear.
TRANSAXLE COOLING
The transmission fan and cooling fins should be
kept clean to assure proper cooling.
Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while
engine is running or while the transmission is hot.
To prevent possible damage to seals, do not use
high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle.
•Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact
and clean.
•Inspect cooling fins for dirt, grass clippings and
other materials. To prevent damage to seals, do
not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to
clean cooling fins.
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OPERATION (TBH 1066 A AND TBM 1066 A)
TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID
The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid
maintenance is not required for the life of the
transaxle.
Should the transaxle ever leak or require servicing,
contact your nearest authorized service center/
department.
ENGINE LUBRICATION
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with
API service classification SG-SL. Select the oil's
SAE viscosity grade according to your expected
operating temperature.
SAEVISCOSITY GRADES
SAE 30
5W-30
-20
F
C
-30
0
-20
30
-10
32
0
40
20
ENGINE OIL FILTER
100
80
60
10
30
40
TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30,
10W30 etc.) improve starting in cold weather,
they will result in increased oil consumption
when used above 32°F.
Check your engine oil level more frequently to
avoid possible engine damage from running low
on oil.
Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or
at least once a year if the tractor is not used for 50
hours in one year.
Check the crankcase oil level before starting the
engine and after each eight (8) hours of operation.
Tighten oil fill cap/dipstick securely each time you
check the oil level.
TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Fig.
19)
Determine temperature range expected before oil
change. All oil must meet API service classification
SG-SL.
•Be sure tractor is on level surface.
•Oil will drain more freely when warm.
•Catch oil in a suitable container.
•Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow
dirt to enter the engine when changing oil.
•Install the drain tube onto the valve.
•Open drain valve by using a 10mm wrench turning
counterclockwise.
OIL DRAIN VALVE
Replace the engine oil filter every season or every
other oil change if the tractor is used more than
100 hours in one year. See engine manual.
CLEAN AIR SCREEN
Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to
prevent engine damage from overheating. Clean
with a wire brush or compressed air to remove dirt
and stubborn dried gum fibers.
CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS
To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass
screen, cooling fins, and other external surfaces of
the engine are kept clean at all times.
Every 100 hours of operation (more often under
extremely dusty, dirty conditions), remove the
blower housing and other cooling shrouds. Clean
the cooling fins and external surfaces as necessary.
Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled.
NOTE: Operating the engine with a blocked
grass screen, dirty or plugged cooling fins, and/
or cooling shrouds removed will cause engine
damage due to overheating.
AIR FILTER
Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air
filter. Service air cleaner more often under dusty
conditions. See Engine Manual.
EXHAUST
Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark
arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fire
hazard and/or damage.
SPARK PLUGS
TO OPEN
Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each
mowing season or after every 100 hours of
operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug
type and gap setting are shown in "PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.
TO CLOSE
DRAIN
TUBE
22
•After oil has drained completely, close the drain
valve turning clockwise. Use the 10mm wrench to
apply a small amount of torque to keep it closed.
Do not over tighten.
•Remove the drain tube and store in a safe place.
•Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube.
Pour slowly. Do not overfill. For approximate
capacity see "PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of
this manual.
•Use gauge on oil fill cap/dipstick for checking level.
Insert dipstick into the tube and rest the oil fill cap
on the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube
when taking reading. Keep oil at "FULL' line on
dipstick. Tighten cap onto the tube securely when
finished.
FIG. 19
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 20)
OPERATION (TBH 1066 A AND TBM 1066 A)
The fuel filter should be replaced once each
season. If fuel filter becomes clogged, obstructing
fuel flow to carburetor, replacement is required.
•With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line
sections.
•Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with
arrow pointing towards carburetor.
•Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
properly positioned.
•Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
CLAMP
CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL
CLEAN TOP SIDE
STEERING
PLATE
CLAMP
FUEL
FILTER
FIG. 20
CLEANING
•Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
matter.
•Clean debris from steering plate. Debris can restrict
clutch/brake pedal shaft movement, causing belt
slip and loss of drive.
CAUTION: Avoid all pinch points and
movable parts (See Fig. 21)
C AUTION:
PINCH
POINTS
FIG. 21
STEERING SYSTEM,
DASH, FENDER AND
MOWER NOT SHOWN
•Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all
gasoline, oil, etc.
•Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden hose or
pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the
engine and transmission are covered to keep water
out. Water in engine or transmission will shorten
the useful life of your tractor. Use compressed air
or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves and trash
from tractor and mower.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
A WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR
ADJUSTMENTS:
•Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake.
•Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
•Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key.
•Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
•Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact
with plug.
TO REMOVE MOWER (See Fig. 22)
•Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position.
•Lower attachment lift lever to its lowest position.
•Remove mower belt from electric clutch pulley (M).
•Disconnect front link (E) from mower - remove
retainer spring and washer.
•Go to either side of mower and disconnect mower
suspension arm (A) from chassis and rear lift link
(C) from rear mower bracket (D) - remove retainer
springs and washers.
•Go to other side of mower and disconnect the
suspension arm and rear lift link.
CAUTION: After rear lift links are
disconnected, the attachment lift lever
will be spring loaded. Have a tight grip
on lift lever when changing position of
the lever.
TO INSTALL MOWER (See Figs. 2227)
Be sure tractor is on level surface and engage
parking brake.
•Lower attachment lift lever to its lowest position.
CAUTION: Lift lever is spring loaded.
Have a tight grip on lift lever, lower it
slowly and engage in lowest position.
NOTE: Be sure mower side suspension arms (A) are
pointing forward before sliding mower under
tractor.
•Slide mower under tractor until it is centered under
tractor.
•Slide mower out from under right side of tractor.
FIG. 22
24
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
•ATTACH MOWER SIDE SUSPENSION ARMS (A)
TO CHASSIS - Position hole in arm over pin (B) on
outside of tractor chassis and secure with retainer
spring.
•Repeat on opposite side of tractor.
IMPORTANT: CHECK BELT FOR PROPER ROUTING
IN ALL MOWER PULLEY GROOVES.
•Raise attachment lift lever to highest position.
•If necessary, adjust gauge wheels before operating
mower as shown in the Operation section on this
manual.
\
TO LEVEL MOWER
Make sure tires are properly inflated to the PSI
shown on tires. If tires are over or under inflated, it
may affect the appearance of your lawn and lead
you to think the mower is not adjusted properly.
•ATTACH REAR LIFT LINKS (C) - Lift rear corner of
mower and position slot in link assembly over pin
on rear mower bracket (D) and secure with washer
and retainer spring.
VISUAL SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 28)
•With all tires properly inflated and if your lawn
appears unevenly cut, determine which is de of
mower is cutting lower.
•With a 3/4” or adjustable wrench, turn lift link
adjustment nut (A) to the left to lower LH side of
mower, or, to the right to raise LH side of mower.
A
Turn nut right
to raise mower
•ATTACH FRONT LINK (E) - Work from left side of
tractor. Insert rod end of Iink assembly through
front hole in tractor front suspension bracket (F).
•Insert end of link (E) into hole in front mower
bracket (H) and secure with washer and retainer
spring (J).
Turn nut left
to lower mower
FIG. 28
NOTE: Each full turn of adjustment nut will
change mower height about 3/16".
•Test your adjustment by mowing some uncut grass
and visually checking the appearance. Readjust, if
necessary, until you are satisfied with the results. PRECISION SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Fig.
29).
•With all tires properly inflated, park tractor on level
ground or driveway.
CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect
your hands with gloves and/or wrap
blade with heavy cloth.
•Install belt onto electric clutch pulley (M).
•Raise mower to its highest position.
•At both sides of mower, position blade at side and
measure the distance (A) from bottom edge of
blade to the ground. The distance should be the
same on both sides.
Fig. 29
A
A
•If adjustment is necessary, see step in Visual
Adjustment instructions above.
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
•Recheck measurements, adjust if necessary until
both sides are equal.
FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 30 &
31)
IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to-side.
To obtain the best cutting results, the mower blades
should be adjusted so the front tip is 1/8" to 1/2"
lower than the rear tip when the mower is in its
highest position.
CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Protect your
hands with gloves and/or wrap blade
with heavy cloth.
•Raise mower to highest position.
•Position blade so the tip is pointing straight
forward. Measure distance (8) to the ground at
front and rear tip of the blade. Fig. 30.
•Lower attachment lift lever to its lowest position.
•Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have
accumulated around mandrels and entire upper
deck surface.
•Remove belt from electric clutch pulley (M), both
mandrel pulleys (R) and all idler pulleys (V).
MOWER DRIVE BELT INSTALLATION
•Install belt around all mandrel pulleys (R) and
around idler pulleys (V) as shown.
•Install belt onto electric clutch pulley (M).
IMPORTANT: Check belt for proper routing in all
mower pulley grooves.
•Raise attachment lift lever to highest position Fig.
32.
V
M
Fig. 30
B
B
R
•If front tip of blade is not 16" to 12" lower than the
rear tip, go to the front of tractor.
•With an 11/16” or adjustable wrench, loosen jam
nut A several turns to clear adjustment nut B.
•With a 3/4” or adjustable wrench, turn front lift
adjustment nut (B) clockwise (tighten) to raise the
front of mower, or, counterclockwise (loosen) to
lower the front mower. Fig. 31.
B
A
TIGHTEN ADJUST
NUT B TO RAISE
MOWER
LOOSEN JAM NUT A FIRST
LOOSEN
ADJUST NUT
B TO LOWER
MOWER
Fig. 31
NOTE: Each full turn of the adjustment nut will
change mower height about 1/8".
•Recheck measurements, adjust if necessary until
front tip of blade is 1/8" to 12" lower than the rear
tip.
•Hold adjustment nut in position with wrench and
tighten jam nut securely against adjustment nut.
TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE
BELT (See Fig. 32)
MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL
•Park tractor on a level surface. Engage parking
brake.
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R
Fig. 32
TO CHECK BRAKE
If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop
at highest speed in highest gear on a level, dry
concrete or paved surface, then brake must be
serviced.
You may also check brake by:
•Park tractor on a level, dry concrete or paved
surface, depress brake pedal all the way down and
engage parking brake.
•Disengage transmission by placing freewheel
control in "transmission disengaged" position. Pull
freewheel control out and into the slot and release
so it is held in the disengaged position.
The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try
to manually push the tractor forward. If the rear
wheels rotate, then the brake needs to be serviced.
Contact a SANLI
or other qualified service
center.
TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT
(See Fig. 33)
Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking
brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation
guide decal on bottom side of left footrest.
BELT REMOVAL 1. Remove mower (See "TO REMOVE MOWER" in
this section of manual).
NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
position of all belt guides and keepers.
2. Disconnect clutch wire harness (A).
3. Remove anti-rotation link (B) on right side of
tractor.
4. Remove belt from stationary idler (C) and
clutching idler (D).
5. Remove belt from center span idler (E).
6. Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor. Carefully
remove belt upwards from transmission input
pulley and over cooling fan blades (F).
7. Remove belt downward from engine pulley and
around electric clutch (G).
8. Slide belt toward rear of tractor, off the steering
plate (H) and remove from tractor.
BELT INSTALLATION 1. Install new belt from tractor rear to front, over
the steering plate (H) and above clutch brake pedal
shaft (J).
2. Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll belt
around electric clutch and onto engine pulley (G).
3. Pull belt toward rear of tractor. Carefully work
belt down around transmission cooling fan and
onto the input pulley (F). Be sure belt is inside the
belt keeper.
4. Install belt on center span idler (E).
5. Install belt through stationary idler (C) and
clutching idler (D).
6. Reinstall anti-rotation link (B) on right side of
tractor. Tighten securely.
7. Reconnect clutch harness (A).
8. Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside
all belt guides and keepers.
9. Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this
section of the manual).
TRANSMISSION
REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT
Should your transmission require removal for
service or replacement, it should be purged after
reinstallation and before operating the tractor. See
"PURGE TRANSMISSION" in the Operation section
of this manual.
TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left
to right) when wheels are positioned straight
forward, remove steering wheel and reassemble
per instructions in the Assembly section of this
manual.
FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER
The front wheel toe-in and camber are not
adjustable on your tractor. If damage has occurred
to affect the front wheel toe-in or camber, contact
your nearest authorized service center/department.
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS (See Fig. 34)
•Block up axle securely.
•Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to
allow wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square
key - Do not lose).
•Repair tyre and reassemble.
•On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel
hub and axle. Insert square key.
•Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
•Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tyre punctures and prevent flat tires
due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased
from your local parts dealer. Tyre sealant also
prevents tire dry rot and corrosion.
SQUARE KEY
G
RETAINING RING
WASHER
H
B
A
C
D
E
F
Fig. 33
SLEEVE
FIG. 34
WASHER
J
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK
BATTERY (See Fig. 35)
WARNING: Lead-acid batteries
generate explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking materials away
from batteries. Always wear eye
protection when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the engine,
it should be recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
If "jumper cables" are used for emergency starting,
follow this procedure:
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A
12 VOLT SYSTEM. THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO
BE A 12 VOLT SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR
BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES •Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery (A - B), taking care not
to short against tractor chassis.
•Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the
NEGATIVE (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery.
•Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to
good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and
battery.
fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash.
TO REMOVE BONNET AND GRILL
ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 36)
•Raise bonnet.
•Unsnap headlight wire connector.
•Stand in front of tractor. Grasp bonnet at sides, tilt
toward engine and lift off of tractor.
•To replace, reverse above procedure.
HOOD
HEADLIGHT WIRE
CONNECTOR
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER •BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the
fully charged battery.
•RED cable last from both batteries.
FIG. 36
FIG. 35
ENGINE
TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL
CABLE
WEAK OR DEAD
B ATTERY
FULLY CHARGED
B ATTERY
The throttle control has been preset at the factory
and adjustment should not be necessary. If
adjustment is necessary, see engine manual.
TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL
TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB
•Raise hood.
•Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of
the grill.
•Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder
securely back into the hole in the backside of the
grill.
•Close hood. INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS
Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor
to run poorly, stop running, or prevent it from
starting.
•Check wiring.
TO REPLACE FUSE
Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in
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The choke control has been preset at the factory
and adjustment should not be necessary. If
adjustment is necessary, see engine manual.
TO ADJUST CARBURETOR
Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine
does not operate properly due to suspected
carburetor problems, take your tractor to an
authorized service center for repair and/or
adjustment.
STORAGE
Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the
end of the season or if the tractor will not be used
for 30 days or more.
WARNING: Never store the tractor with
gasoline in the tank inside a building
where fumes may reach an open flame
or spark. Allow the engine to cool
before storing in any enclosure.
TRACTOR
Remove mower from tractor for winter storage.
When mower is to be stored for a period of time,
clean it thoroughly, remove all dirt, grease, leaves,
etc. Store in a clean, dry area.
•Clean entire tractor (See "CLEANING" in the
Maintenance section of this manual).
•Inspect and replace belts, if necessary (See belt
replacement instructions in the Service and
Adjustments section of this manual).
•Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of
this manual.
•Be sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are securely
fastened. Inspect moving parts for damage,
breakage and wear.
•Replace if necessary.
•Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces; sand
lightly before painting.
BATTERY
•Fully charge the battery for storage.
•After a period of time in storage, battery may
require recharging.
•To help prevent corrosion and power leakage
during long periods of storage, battery cables
should be disconnected and battery cleaned
thoroughly (see "TO CLEAN BATTERY AND
TERMINALS" in the Maintenance section of this
manual).
•After cleaning, leave cables disconnected and place
cables where they cannot come in contact with
battery terminals.
•If battery is removed from tractor for storage, do
not store battery directly on concrete or damp
surfaces.
ENGINE
FUEL SYSTEM
MOISTURE WHICH LEADS TO SEPARATION AND
FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING STORAGE. ACIDIC
GAS CAN DAMAGE THE FUEL SYSTEM OF AN
ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE.
•Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and let
it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty.
•Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in
the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.
•Use fresh fuel next season.
NOTE: Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative
in minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits
during storage. Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel
tank or storage container. Always follow the mix
ratio found on stabilizer container. Run engine at
least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to allow
the stabilizer to reach the carburetor. Do not empty
the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer.
ENGINE OIL
•Drain oil (with engine warm) and replace with
clean engine oil. (See "ENGINE" in the Maintenance
section of this manual).
CYLINDER(S)
•Remove spark plug(s).
•Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole(s)
into cylinder(s).
•Turn ignition key to "START" position for a few
seconds to distribute oil.
•Replace with new spark plug(s).
OTHER
•Do not store gasoline from one season to another.
•Replace your gasoline can if your can start to
rust. Rust and/or dirt in your gasoline will cause
problems.
•If possible, store your tractor indoors and cover it
to give protection from dust and dirt.
•Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover
that does not retain moisture. Do not use plastic.
Plastic cannot breathe which allows condensation
to form and will cause your tractor to rust.
IMPORTANT: NEVER COVER TRACTOR WHILE
ENGINE AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM.
IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM
DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL
SYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL
FILTER, FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING STORAGE.
ALSO, EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT ALCOHOL
BLENDED FUELS (CALLED GASOHOL OR USING
ETHANOL OR METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT
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TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Out of fuel.
2. Engine not "CHOKED" properly.
3. Engine flooded.
4. Bad spark plug.
5. Dirty air filter.
6. Dirty fuel filter.
7. Water in fuel.
8. Loose or damaged wiring.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment.
10. Engine valves out of adjustment.
1. Fill fuel tank.
2. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section.
3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start.
4. Replace spark plug.
5. Clean/replace air filter
6. Replace fuel filter
7. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
8. Check all wiring.
9. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section.
10. Contact an authorized service center/department.
1. Dirty air filter.
2. Bad spark plug.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Dirty fuel filter.
5. Stale or dirty fuel.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Carburetor out of adjustment.
8. Engine valves out of adjustment.
1. Clean/replace air filter
2. Replace spark plug.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuel filter.
5. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gas.
6. Check all wiring.
7. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
section.
8. Contact an authorized service center/department.
Engine will not
turn over
1. Brake pedal not depressed.
2. Attachment clutch is engaged.
3. Weak or dead battery.
4. Blown fuse.
5. Corroded battery terminals.
6. Loose or damaged wiring.
7. Faulty ignition switch.
8. Faulty solenoid or starter.
9. Faulty operator presence switch(es).
1. Depress brake pedal.
2. Disengage attachment clutch.
3. Recharge or replace battery.
4. Replace fuse.
5. Clean battery terminals.
6. Check all wiring.
7. Check/replace ignition switch.
8. Check/replace solenoid or starter.
9. Contact an authorized service center/department.
Engine clicks but
will not start
1. Weak or dead battery.
2. Corroded battery terminals.
3. Loose or damaged wiring.
4. Faulty solenoid or starter.
1. Recharge or replace battery.
2. Clean battery terminals.
3. Check all wiring.
4. Check/replace solenoid or starter.
1. Cutting too much grass/too fast.
2. Throttle in "CHOKE" position.
3. Build-up of grass, leaves, trash under mower.
4. Dirty air filter.
5. Low oil level/dirty oil.
6. Faulty spark plug.
7. Dirty fuel filter.
8. Stale or dirty fuel.
9. Water in fuel.
10. Spark plug wire loose.
11. Dirty engine air screen/fins.
12. Dirty/clogged muffler.
13. Loose or damaged wiring.
14. Carburetor out of adjustment.
15. Engine valves out of adjustment.
1. Raise cutting height/reduce speed.
2. Adjust throttle control.
3. Clean underside of mower housing.
4. Clean/replace air filter
5. Check oil level/change oil.
6. Clean and regap or change spark plug.
7. Replace fuel filter
8. Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gas.
9. Empty fuel tank and carburetor, refill tank with fresh
gasoline and replace fuel filter.
10. Connect and tighten spark plug wire.
11. Clean engine air screen/fins.
12. Clean/replace muffler.
13. Check all wiring.
14. See "To Adjust Carburetor" in Service Adjustments
15. Contact an authorized service center/department.
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Bent blade mandrel.
3. Loose/damaged part(s).
1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
2. Replace blade mandrel.
3. Tighten loose part(s). Replace damaged parts.
Will not start
Hard to start
Loss of power
Excessive
vibration
Engine continues 1. Faulty operator-safety presence
control system.
to run when
operator leaves
seat with
attachment clutch
engaged
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1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If
not corrected, contact an authorized service
center / department.
TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS
1. Worn, bent or loose blade.
2. Mower deck not level.
3. Buildup of grass, leaves, trash under
mower.
Poor cut - uneven
4. Bent blade mandrel.
5. Clogged mower deck vent holes
from buildup of grass, leaves, and trash
around mandrels.
1. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
2. Level mower deck.
3. Clean underside of mower housing.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
5. Clean around mandrels to open vent holes.
Mower blades
will
not rotate
1. Obstruction in clutch mechanism.
2. Worn/damaged mower drive belt.
3. Frozen idler pulley.
4. Frozen blade mandrel.
1. Remove obstruction.
2. Replace mower drive belt.
3. Replace idler pulley.
4. Replace blade mandrel.
Poor grass
discharge
1. Engine speed too slow.
2. Travel speed too fast.
3. Wet grass.
4. Mower deck not level.
5. Low/uneven tire air pressure.
6. Worn, bent or loose blade.
7. Buildup of grass, leaves, trash under
mower.
8. Mower drive belt worn.
9. Blades improperly installed.
10. Improper blades used.
11. Clogged mower deck vent holes
from buildup of grass, leaves, trash
around mandrels.
1. Place throttle control in "FAST" position.
2. Shift to slower speed.
3. Allow grass to dry before mowing.
4. Level mower deck.
5. Check tires for proper air pressure.
6. Replace blade. Tighten blade bolt.
7. Clean underside of mower housing.
8. Replace mower drive belt.
9. Reinstall blades sharp edge down.
10. Replace with blades listed in parts manual.
11. Clean around mandrels to open vent
holes.
Headlight(s) not
working
(if so equipped)
1. Switch is "OFF".
2. Bulb(s) or lamp(s) burned out.
3. Faulty light switch.
4. Loose or damaged wiring.
5. Blown fuse.
1. Turn switch "ON".
2. Replace bulb(s) or lamp(s).
3. Check/replace light switch.
4. Check wiring and connections.
5. Replace fuse.
Battery will not
charge
1. Bad battery cell(s).
2. Poor cable connections.
3. Faulty regulator (if so equipped).
4. Faulty alternator.
1. Replace battery.
2. Check/clean all connections.
3. Replace regulator.
4. Replace alternator
Loss of drive
1. Freewheel control in "disengaged"
position. (TBM 1066 A ONLY)
2. Debris on steering plate (if quipped).
3. Motion drive belt worn, damaged,
or broken.
4. Air trapped in transmission during
shipment or servicing.
5. Axle key missing.
1. Place freewheel control in "engaged"
position. (TBM 1066 A ONLY)
2. See "CLEANING" in the maintenance section.
3. Replace motion drive belt.
4. Purge transmission.
5. Install axle key at rear wheel. See "TO
REMOVE WHEEL" in the Service and
Adjustments section.
Engine "backfires" 1. Engine throttle control not set
between half and full speed (fast)
when turning
position before stopping engine.
engine "OFF"
1. Move throttle control between half and full
speed (fast) position before stopping engine.
Engine dies when 1. Reverse operation system (ROS)
tractor is shifted is not "ON" while mower or other
attachment is engaged.
into reverse
1. Turn ignition key to ROS "ON" position. See
Operation section.
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TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION
FOLD
ALON
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SA1
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ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL,
NOT ACROSS HILL
15 DEGREES MAX.
WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and down the face
of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees.
Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme
caution when changing direction on slopes.
1. Fold this page along dotted line indicated above.
2. Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure.
3. Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure.
4. Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill.
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TBH 1066A
TBM 1066A
Address
WARRANTY CARD
REGISTER YOUR MACHINE TO VALIDATE YOUR WARRANTY.
To validate your warranty, register your equipment with SANLI after its purchase by
returning the warranty card provided at the back of the user's manual or on the website
www.sanli.co.uk/register,www.sanli.fr,www.sanli.com.au
Reference
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TBM 1066A
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certifies that:
Surname
First name
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Sanli UK Ltd
Unit 200 Milton Park Estate
Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 4TB
www.sanli.co.uk
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SANLI FRANCE SAS
Service garantie 10,Rue
Gutenberg 67610 LAWANTZENAU
www.sanli.fr
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Sanli Australia Development P/L
9 Gatwood Close, Padstow NSW
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www.sanli.com.au
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