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the INSTRUCTION BOOKS,
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INTERNATIONAL PICTORIALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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PARTS BAG - CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO INSTALL THE SEAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE STEERING WHEEL . . . . . . . . . . . .
MAINTENANCE FREE BATTERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO INSTALL THE BATTERY CABLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IMPORTANT! BEFORE YOU START MOWING . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO PREPARE THE ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CHECK THE LEVEL OF THE MOWER HOUSING . . . . . . . . . .
CHECK THE TIRES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ATTACHMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO USE THE THROTTLE CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO USE THE BLADE ROTATION CONTROL . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO USE THE SPEED CONTROL PEDAL . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO DISCONNECT THE TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO SET THE PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO CHANGE THE CUTTING HEIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO STOP THE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO TRANSPORT THE UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO OPERATE WITH THE MOWER HOUSING . . . . . . . .
HOW TO OPERATE THE UNIT ON HILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO START THE ENGINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OPERATING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MOWING AND BAGGING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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HOW TO CHANGE THE MULCHER PLATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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MAINTENANCE CHART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO CHECK THE MUFFLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE BLADE . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO SHARPEN THE BLADE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO ADJUST THE BLADE ROTATION CONTROL . . . . .
HOW TO CHECK AND ADJUST THE MOTION DRIVE BELT
HOW TO CHECK AND ADJUST THE DRIVE BRAKE . . . . . . .
MAINTENANCE FREE BATTERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO CHARGE THE BATTERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WHERE TO LUBRICATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO CHECK THE FUEL FILTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CHECK THE TIRES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO REMOVE THE MOWER HOUSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO INSTALL THE MOWER HOUSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO ADJUST THE GAUGE WHEELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO LEVEL THE MOWER HOUSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO REPLACE THE MOTION DRIVE BELT . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO REPLACE THE MOWER DRIVE BELTS . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO INSTALL THE WHEELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO REPLACE THE FUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO REPLACE THE LIGHT BULB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO CLEAN THE MOWER HOUSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
STORAGE (OVER 30 DAYS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SLOPE GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LAWN TRACTOR ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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MURRAY, INC. Two Year Limited Warranty
Murray, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that this unit shall be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal
use and service for a period of Two (2) Years from the date of purchase; however, this warranty does not cover engines,
accessories (such as snow blowers, snow blades, grass baggers and plows), transmissions, batteries and Normal Wear Parts
(except as noted below) or transaxles as the companies that manufacture these items furnish their own warranties and provide
service through their authorized field service facilities. For additional information, see the warranties covering these particular
parts. If you are uncertain whether your unit contains or is equipped with one or more of these parts, consult your dealer prior
to purchase. Subject to the terms and conditions noted in this Limited Warranty, we shall, at our option, repair or replace at no
cost to the original purchaser any part covered by this Limited Warranty during the applicable warranty period.
In the event the battery proves defective within ninety (90) days from the date of purchase, we will replace it without charge. If
the battery proves defective after (90) days but within one hundred twenty (120) days from the date of purchase, we will replace
it for a charge of one half (1/2) of the retail price of the battery in effect at the time of return.
Normal Wear Parts are defined as belts, blades, blade adapters, pneumatic tires, headlights and seat covers. These parts are
warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship as delivered with the product. Any claim for repair or replacement
of Normal Wear Parts must be made within thirty (30) days of the date of purchase. No claims involving damage caused from
material use, abuse or misuse will be honored.
This Murray, Inc. Two (2) Year Limited Warranty is your exclusive remedy; however, this warranty is void or does not apply
to any unit that has been tampered with, altered, misused, abused or used for rental or other commercial and/or professional
(non-homeowner) uses. Your warranty does not cover minor mechanical adjustments which are not due to any defect in material
or workmanship. For assistance in making such adjustments, consult your Instruction Book.
To make a claim under this Murray, Inc. Two (2) Year Limited Warranty, return the unit (or if authorized in advance, the defective
part) along with your proof of purchase to an Authorized Service Center near you. To locate the nearest Authorized Service
Center, call the Central Parts Distributor for your area shown in the list provided with your unit or check the Yellow Page listings
in your local telephone directory. If you return the entire unit, we will repair the unit. If we authorize the return of the defective
part only, we will either replace or repair the part. In the case of a defect in a transmission or differential (as distinguished from
a transaxle), the entire transmission or differential must be returned since they do not include user serviceable parts.
This Murray, Inc. Two (2) Year Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state. This Limited Warranty is given in lieu of all other expressed and implied warranties including the
implied warranty of merchantability and warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. If you need additional information
on this written warranty or assistance in obtaining service, write or call: MURRAY, INC., Outdoor Power Equipment, Customer
Service Department, P.O. Box 268, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027. (1-800-251-8007)
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OWNER’S INFORMATION
This instruction book is for several different models. The instructions
are written for a person with some mechanical ability. Like most service books, not all the steps are described. Steps on how to loosen or
tighten fasteners are steps anyone can follow with some mechanical
ability. Read and follow these instructions before you use the unit.
Know your product: If you understand the unit and how the unit operates, you will get the best performance. As you read this manual, compare the illustrations to the unit. Learn the location and the function of
the controls. To help prevent an accident, follow the operating instructions and the safety rules. Keep this manual for future reference.
IMPORTANT: Many units are not assembled and are sold in cartons. It is the responsibility of the owner to make sure the assembly
instructions in this manual are exactly followed. Other units are purchased in an assembled condition. On assembled units, it is the responsibility of the owner to make sure the unit is correctly
assembled. The owner must carefully check the unit according to
the instructions in this manual before it is first used.
Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and
certain vehicle components contain or emit
chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other reproductive
harm. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER
The responsibility of the owner is to follow the instructions below.
Environmental Awareness
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Do not fill the engine’s fuel tank completely full.
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Drain fuel for off-season storage.
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Use only unleaded gasoline.
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Service the air cleaner regularly.
D
Change oil regularly. Use 10W-30 oil in summer.
D
Tune-up the engine regularly.
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Keep equipment in efficient operating condition.
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Dispose of used engine oil properly.
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Carefully read and follow the rules for safe operation.
Follow all the assembly instructions.
Inspect the unit.
Make sure that the operator of the unit knows how to correctly
use all standard and accessory equipment.
Operate the unit only with guards, shields, and other safety
items in place and working correctly.
Correctly adjust the unit.
Service the unit only with authorized or approved replacement
parts.
Complete all maintenance on the unit.
SAFETY RULES
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-on Mowers
WARNING: 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.
I. General operation
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Read, understand and follow all instructions in the Instruction Book, on the machine, the engine and with any attachments before
starting.
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 blade.
Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop the machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers.
Turn off power to the blades or any attachments before backing up. Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look
down and behind before and while backing.
Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass bagger
or the mower guard in place.
Slow down before turning.
Never leave a machine unattended with the engine running. Always turn off the blade(s), set the parking brake, stop the engine and
remove the key before dismounting.
Turn off power to attachment(s) when transporting or not in use. Turn off the blade(s) when not mowing.
Stop the engine before removing the grass bagger or unclogging the chute.
Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or when very tired.
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.
Use extra caution when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.
Turn off all attachment clutches before attempting to start the engine.
Always wear goggles, safety glasses, or an eye shield when you operate the unit to protect your eyes from foreign objects that can be
thrown from the unit. Always wear eye protection when you make an adjustment or repair to the machine.
Use care when pulling loads or using heavy equipment.
a. Use only approved drawbar hitch points.
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b. Limit loads to those you can safely control.
c. Do not turn sharply. Use care when backing.
d. Use counterweights or wheel weights when suggested in the Instruction Book.
19. Do not operate this machine if you are taking drugs or other medication which can cause drowsiness or affect your ability to operate
this machine.
20. Do not use this machine if you are mentally or physically unable to operate this machine safely.
21. 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 a riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury.
II. Slope operation
Slopes and rough terrain are major factors 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 the slope, do not mow it. See
the “Slope Guide” in the back of this book to check for safe operation.
DO
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Mow up and down slopes, not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, limbs, etc...
Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed on slopes. Do not make sudden speed changes.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.
Use extra care with grass baggers or other attachments, they can change the stability of the machine.
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, turn off the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.
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Do not turn on slopes unless absolutely necessary, then only turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
Do not mow drop-offs, ditches or embankments. A wheel over the edge or an edge caving in could cause a sudden overturn and an
injury or death.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding.
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground.
Do not use a grass bagger or other rear mounted accessories on steep slopes (greater than 10 degrees).
III. Children
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and
the mowing activity. NEVER assume that children will remain where you last saw them.
1. Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of another responsible adult.
2. Be alert and turn the engine off if children enter the area.
3. Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children.
4. Never carry children or any passengers, even with the blades off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with the safe
operation of the machine.
5. Never allow children to operate the machine. Instruct children in the potential dangers of the machine.
6. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure vision.
IV. Service
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Use extra care when handling gasoline and other fuels. Fuels are flammable and the vapors are explosive.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove the gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow the engine to cool for several minutes before refueling. Do
not smoke.
c. Never refuel the machine indoors.
d. Never store the machine with fuel in the tank or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater.
2. Never start or run the engine inside a closed area.
3. Keep all nuts and bolts, especially the blade attachment nuts tight. Frequently check the blade(s) for wear or damage such as cracks
and nicks. A blade that is bent or damaged must be immediately replaced with an original equipment blade from an authorized service
dealer. For safety, replace the blade every two years. Keep the equipment in good condition.
4. Never tamper with the safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
5. To reduce fire hazards, keep the machine free of grass, leaves or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spills. Allow the machine
to cool before storing.
6. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
7. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. The carburetor can be adjusted with the engine running. Do not change
the engine governor settings or over-speed the engine.
8. Grass bagger components are subject to wear, damage and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be
thrown. For storage, always make sure the grass bag is empty. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts when necessary.
9. Mower blade(s) are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves and use extra caution when servicing them or the blade housing
area.
10. Check the brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.
11. Wait for all movement to stop before servicing any part of the unit.
Look for this symbol to indicate important safety
precautions. This symbol indicates: “Attention!
Become Alert! Your Safety Is At Risk.”
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SAFE MOWING GUIDE
Each person that operates power
equipment must learn to use correct and
safe mowing procedures. To help you
learn, carefully read the following
pages. Most of the time the operator was
not correctly shown or did not read the
instructions on the unit or in the Instruction
Book before using the unit. Also, some
operators do not have enough experience.
The result is unsafe use, endangering the
operator, bystanders and the equipment.
Another result can be a poor appearance
of the area mowed.
Read this book. Read the instructions on
the unit. Operate the mower according to
the Safe Mowing Guide. Follow all safety
rules, cautions or warnings in this book
and on the unit. Make sure anyone that
uses the unit reads the instructions and is
told how to safely operate the mower.
controls and how they work. In an
emergency, how fast you can stop the
blade is important. Learn how to control
the mower at all times.
Many engines are started by hand. When
you use a pull start or rope start, place
your feet apart and away from the blade(s).
Hold the rope handle tight. Never wrap the
rope around your arm or fingers for a
“better grip”. To start the engine, follow the
instructions on the mower, in this book and
in the engine operating instructions.
For electric start engines, sit in the seat to
start the engine. The battery can be
dangerous. Follow the instructions on the
battery, the acid container, and in this book
when working with the battery. Even small
batteries have enough voltage to cause an
injury. Always be careful.
The mower is designed to be operated by
one person. Never let another person ride
with you on the unit or on any accessories.
A passenger will make the unit harder to
control, block the visibility or distract the
operator and is dangerous to the operator,
the passenger and the equipment. Without
a passenger seat, the passenger can fall
from the mower or contact dangerous
parts. A mower is not a toy for showing off
or for giving rides.
The mower will give you good service and
durability, if operated in normal conditions.
If the mower is not correctly serviced or is
used where the terrain is rough or
unsuitable, product performance and
safety will be decreased.
Correct clothing is an important part of safe
mowing. Safety glasses will protect the
eyes from objects discharged by the
mower. Safety shoes with steel plates can
protect a foot from injury by the blade. For
protection from objects discharged from
the mower, wear clothing that will cover the
arms and legs.
Before you start cutting the grass, practice
using the mower in a large open and level
area. Learn the location of the controls on
the mower. Know the purpose of the
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Never cut a wet lawn. Wet grass can
cause an accident, affect mower
performance and can cause problems with
future lawn growth and appearance. Wet
grass is slippery and can cause the mower
to slip. Someone can get injured by
touching the blade(s). Wet grass tends to
clog the mower, causing poor discharge.
Cut wet grass will collect on the lawn,
retarding the growth of the grass. Also,
getting the mower wet will cause parts to
rust and decrease the life of the unit.
When you look over the lawn, remember
obstacles that cannot be removed, like
pipes, stumps or rocks. Keep away from
these obstacles that can cause damage to
the mower or injury to the operator or a
person near the mower. Clear the area of
rocks, toys, wire or other loose objects.
These items can damage the mower or
can be discharged by the mower blade.
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The blade of a power mower rotates very
fast. It can discharge rocks and other
objects over a long distance which can be
dangerous. The force of the objects can
break windows, cause injuries or even put
an eye out. Most of the time the injury is to
a person, like a child. Keep every person
completely away from the area to be
mowed. Make sure the grass is not
discharged toward anyone. Planning your
mowing pattern has a double advantage. It
can decrease the possibility of an injury
and make the clean up after mowing
easier.
Check the terrain of the area to be mowed.
Mow in a pattern that will keep you away
from dangerous areas. Check the distance
you need to stop and the distance
available to turn. Slopes and rough terrain
must be mowed carefully and some areas
must not be mowed at all. With riding
mowers, mow up and down the hill. When
you must mow rough terrain or on slopes,
drive slowly and stop in these areas only in
an emergency. Before you ride up or down
a slope, try to back straight up the slope.
Do not ride up or down a slope that is too
steep to back straight up. See the “Guide”
in the back of this Instruction Book to
check any slopes.
Before you start cutting, make sure the
mower was completely assembled
according to the Instruction Book. If the
mower was completely assembled at the
SAFE MOWING GUIDE
store, you must still check the mower
according to the assembly instructions.
Make sure the mower is correctly
assembled and that all fasteners are tight.
Make sure the engine has the correct
amount of oil. Check these items often
during the life of the mower.
Your mower has a gasoline engine.
Gasoline is a dangerous fuel. Keep
gasoline only in an approved safety
gasoline container. Do not keep large
amounts of gasoline. When you add
gasoline to the fuel tank, do not smoke.
Store the gasoline container and the
mower in an area that has good ventilation.
Also, keep the gasoline away from any
flames like the pilot light of a furnace or
any other source of ignition. If the mower is
to be stored for more than a few weeks,
remove the gasoline from the fuel tank.
When inside an enclosure, do not add
gasoline to the fuel tank. Before you add
gasoline, move the mower outside and add
gasoline carefully. Before you start the
engine, remove any gasoline from the
outside of the fuel tank or from the mower.
Warm gasoline will expand. Leave some
space in the fuel tank for the gasoline to
expand. Also, the fuel cap has a vent hole
for fuel vapors. Always use the correct fuel
cap. Failure to follow safety rules about
gasoline will cause fires and explosions,
injury to you and damage to the equipment
and other property.
engine and transmission cool before
servicing the mower. Remember, exhaust
fumes are dangerous. Never operate the
engine inside a building.
When you get a new mower, it can be a
new experience for the family. Tell each
person how a mower can be dangerous.
Remember, a mower is not a toy. A mower
is not to be used by children or anyone not
old enough, strong enough or that does not
have experience.
If the mower is not correctly assembled,
not operated correctly, or not regularly
serviced, the mower can be dangerous.
The most important rule to follow is always
use good judgement and common sense.
Mow safely and carefully.
Your mower will easily cut thick grass.
Fingers, feet and other parts can also be
cut by the blade. Injuries occur when the
operator does not think and reaches into
the chute opening. Always operate the
mower as if the blade is rotating. Do not
service or make an adjustment, except to
the carburetor, while the engine is running.
Use only accessories that are factory
approved for your mower. The wrong
accessory can decrease the safety of the
mower and can even damage the unit.
Read and follow the instructions included
with the accessory and the mower.
If you add gasoline to an engine that is
running or hot, the result can be an
explosion. Before you add gasoline, stop
the engine and let the engine cool for
several minutes. Remove dry grass and
other debris from the mower. Keep the
mower clean to improve the performance,
help the engine and transmission run
cooler, extend the life of moving parts, and
decrease the danger of a fire.
Use only original equipment or
replacement parts that are factory
approved for service. If you need service,
select an Authorized Service Center for
your mower. If you do the work on the unit,
follow the instructions in the Instruction
Book.
Before you leave the mower, stop the
engine. Remove the key. Disengage and
lower any attachment. Set the parking
brake. Never mount or dismount from the
seat while the engine is running. An
accident can occur if you touch the brake,
speed control pedal, throttle, or blade
control while the engine is running. Mount
and dismount from the seat on the side of
the unit that is marked ENTER-EXIT.
Make sure you are in good condition when
you mow. When you mow for several hours
your reflexes will decrease and your mind
will not be as alert. Take a short break or
an accident can occur. If the temperature is
hot, use caution to prevent dehydration. If
you are tired, angry or not completely alert,
do not operate the mower. If you use
alcohol, medication or drugs, do not use
the mower or any type of power
equipment.
Engine speed is a key to safe mowing and
to a good looking lawn. The maximum
speed of the engine was set at the factory.
Do not change the setting of the engine
governor.
Select the maximum engine and ground
speed that is right for the terrain and the
height of the grass. The blade cuts best
when the engine is operating at maximum
speed. The engine and transmission will
also run cooler at maximum engine speed.
Fires and explosions are not the only
dangers when working around a mower.
The engine, transmission, and the muffler
will get hot in several minutes when the
engine is running. Do not touch these parts
of the mower. Stop the engine. Let the
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When you mow, remember that children
are attracted to the mower. Always use
caution when mowing around obstacles
like trees or shrubs or when moving
backward. Only mow in a forward direction
if possible. Your visibility is decreased
when you mow backward. Also, the blades
are made to cut while the unit is moving
forward. If you mow backward, the cutting
performance decreases.
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SAFE MOWING GUIDE
Also, the grass bagger will function better
when the engine is operating at maximum
speed. On slopes, decrease the ground
speed and use care making sure the
mower feels safe to operate.
feel new or excessive vibration,
immediately stop the engine and check for
the problem. Vibration can be a warning of
a problem. Keep all nuts, bolts and screws
tight.
If the weather conditions are bad, do not
mow. If weather conditions become bad,
stop cutting and finish later. It is dangerous
to cut grass in the rain. Always find
protection in an electrical storm. If the
weather conditions are extra dry, protect
your eyes with safety glasses from the dust
and from the objects discharged by the
mower. Also, a dust or a pollen mask can
help.
The blade is the most dangerous part of
the mower. Frequently check the blade and
the blade mounting fasteners. Keep the
fasteners tight. If the blade hits a solid
object, stop the engine. Remove the wire
from the spark plug. Check for a blade that
is bent, cracked or for other damages.
Before you start the engine, replace a
damaged blade(s). For safety, replace the
blade every two years.
Your mower is equipped with a number of
safety devices which are important to the
safety of the operator and bystanders and
must never be changed or removed from
the mower. If a safety device is lost,
damaged or no longer functions, repair or
replace the device before you operate the
mower.
It is best to mow during the day. If you
must mow at night, make sure there is
enough light for safe operation.
Your mower will require regular
maintenance and service. The
maintenance schedule depends on the
hours of use. Also, mowing conditions can
change the schedule. Check the
Instruction Book for more information.
Correct maintenance will help the mower
function safely.
Do not service the
mower (except for the
carburetor adjustment)
while the engine is
running. Before you
service the unit, even
with the engine stopped,
always disconnect the
wire from the spark plug
to prevent the engine
from starting.
If you hit a large object during operation,
stop the engine. Remove the wire from the
spark plug. Carefully inspect the mower for
damage. Before you start the engine
again, make the necessary repairs. If you
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A sharp blade decreases the workload on
the engine and more evenly cuts grass.
Frequently sharpen the blade for a better
looking cut. Use the left side of the mower
housing to trim near an object.
A grass bagger is a good accessory for
your mower. For best performance and
safety, make sure the grass bagger is
approved for use with your mower. Follow
the assembly and operation instructions
included with the grass bagger.
Some grass baggers require a special
blade for best performance. Before you
attach, check, or empty the grass bagger,
always stop the engine. Before each use of
the grass bagger, check for cracks, wear or
deterioration. Before you use the grass
bagger, replace a damaged part with a
replacement part approved by the factory.
For you to have a good green lawn, follow
the mowing procedures below. Do not cut
the grass too short. If you cut the grass too
short you can cause the grass to become
yellow or make the lawn look brown. Use a
lower height of cut in cool months when
the grass is thicker. Raise the height of cut
in hot dry periods. If you cut the grass with
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a blade that is not sharp or at a slow
engine speed you can damage the grass.
Move the throttle control to the FAST
position when mowing and using the grass
bagger. Also, use a slower ground speed
when using the grass bagger.
If you change the direction or pattern of cut
slightly every time you mow will make the
grass grow stronger and thicker. Do not
add oil or gasoline to the mower while on
the lawn. Spilled oil or gasoline can kill the
grass. In high or thick grass, do not try to
cut all the grass the first time. Raise the
height of cut on the first cutting and lower
the height for the next cutting. Another way
is to cut only part of the width of the mower
and decrease your ground speed (not the
engine) to move more slowly so that the
mower can discharge the grass as it
moves forward.
Understand the controls and how they
work. Learn the ground speed(s) of your
mower. Check the stopping distance
required at different travel speeds. Check
the turning radius of the mower. The
controls on your riding mower are different
from an automobile. The throttle is
operated by hand and holds the engine
speed constant until it is changed. The
location of the travel speed control is
different from that of an automobile. Also,
the brake and clutch systems are different.
Remember the procedures to follow in an
emergency. Remember, turning off the
engine ignition switch will stop the blade
and the drive mechanism. If the traction of
the wheels is lost or does not feel safe,
disengage all systems and stop the
engine. Dismount from the mower. Push
the unit to a safe place before you begin
mowing again.
Your unit has an electrical system that
includes an operator presence switch in
the seat. The operator presence switch
detects if the operator is sitting on the seat.
The engine will stop if the operator leaves
the seat when the blade engagement
control is engaged. This operator presence
switch is a safety device only. It must not
regularly be used to stop the engine or the
blade. There are other control systems on
the mower for this purpose. Always keep
the operator presence switch and other
safety devices and controls in place and
operating for your protection.
Remember, your mower is a tool that can
be dangerous if it is not correctly used.
Follow the instructions in this Instruction
Book. Safe and careful use of the mower
will give you many safe hours of problem
free use.
STEPS TO FOLLOW
BEFORE MOWING
F Be sure to dress correctly. Wear hard shoes, not sandals or tennis shoes.
F Examine the blade. A blade that is bent, cracked, or damaged must be replaced with a factory replacement blade.
F Fill the fuel tank outside. Clean off spilled fuel.
F Read and follow the Owner’s Manual, the instructions with the engine, and the instructions with any attachments. Owner’s Manual
instructions are for your safety and the safety of others.
F Exhaust fumes are dangerous. Start the engine outside.
F Make sure all safety devices are in place and working correctly.
F Operation of the mower is only for a person that has experience.
F Wet grass can be dangerous. Let the grass dry.
F Instruct children and others to keep away from the work area.
F Never cut the grass without good light.
F Pick up loose objects. Remove them from the mowing area.
WHILE MOWING
F Watch for fixed objects and avoid them. They can damage the mower or cause injury.
F A hot engine, muffler, and transmission will cause a burn. Do not touch.
F Inclines and slopes must be carefully mowed. See the “Guide” in the back of this book to check a slope.
F Lack of daylight or good artificial light is cause to stop mowing.
F Examine the mower, the blade, and other parts for damage after hitting a foreign object or if the unit vibrates excessively.
F Do not make adjustments or repairs without stopping the engine. Disconnect the spark plug wire.
F On or near roads, watch out for traffic. Direct discharge away from roads.
F When mowing, avoid areas where traction is unsure. Look back before changing direction of travel.
F In heavy grass, raise the cutting height. Cut slower. Stop the engine to remove clogged grass from the mower.
F Never remove any safety related parts.
F Do not pour gasoline into a engine that is hot or running.
AFTER MOWING
F Always let the mower cool before storing in an enclosed area.
F Foreign material on the mower is dangerous. Clean off grass, leaves, grease and oil before storing.
F Tighten all loose nuts, bolts and screws before you use the unit.
F Empty and clean any grass catcher or other accessory.
F Remove the key or disconnect the spark plug wire to prevent unauthorized use.
F Make sure the mower is not kept near a source of ignition. Gas fumes can cause an explosion.
F Only original parts or factory approved substitutes can be used to service the mower.
F When storing the mower for an extended period, remove the fuel from the fuel tank.
F Instruct children to leave the mower alone. It is not a toy.
F Never keep gasoline near a source of ignition. Always use an approved container. Keep gasoline away from children.
F Lubricate according to the Instruction Book. See “Lubrication”.
IMPORTANT--Read the Instruction Book. Keep this book for future use and reference.
WARNING: Look for this symbol to point out important
safety precautions. It means: “Attention! Become Alert!
Your Safety Is Involved.”
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INTERNATIONAL PICTORIALS
INTERNATIONAL PICTORIALS
IMPORTANT: Some of the following pictorials are located on your unit or on
literature supplied with the product. Before you operate the unit, learn and understand the purpose for each pictorial.
Safety Warning Pictorials
1
2
3
4
Warning
Shield Eyes. Explosive Gases Can
Cause Blindness Or Injury.
No Sparks, Flames or Smoking.
Sulphuric Acid Can Cause Blindness
Or Severe Burns
5
Flush Eyes Immediately With Water.
Get Medical Help Fast.
6
IMPORTANT: Read Owner’s Manual
Before Operating This Machine.
7
WARNING: Thrown Objects. Keep
Bystanders Away. Read User
Instructions Before Operating This
Machine.
8
WARNING: Do Not Use This Machine
On Slopes Greater Than 15 Degrees.
9
DANGER: Keep People, Especially
Children, Away From Unit.
10 DANGER: No Step.
11 DANGER: Keep Feet And Hands
Away From Rotating Blade.
12 DANGER: Keep Hands Away From
Rotating Blade.
13 DANGER: Disconnect Spark Plug
Wire Before Servicing Unit.
14 WARNING: Hot Surface.
15 WARNING: Use Caution When
Connecting Or Disconnecting
Accessories.
16 WARNING: Crushed Fingers.
1
1
3
2
4
8
9
13
14
7
5
6
11
10
MAX + 90N MAX + 150N
12
16
15
Control And Operating Pictorials
6
Brake
11 Choke
1
2
3
4
5
7
Parking Brake
12 Oil
8
Clutch
13 Blade Rotation Control
9
Slow
14 Raise
Engine
Lights
Engine
Engine
Engine
Start
Stop
Stop
Run
10 Fast
15 Fuel
2
1
2
3
10
11
12
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6
5
14
13
9
7
15
8
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ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
WARNING: Before doing any assembly or maintenance to the mower, remove the wire from the spark
plug.
This instruction book is for several models. Some parts or accessories are not included on all models. Read and follow the assembly
and adjustment instructions for your mower. All fasteners are in the
parts bag. Do not discard any parts or material until the unit is
assembled.
NOTE: In this instruction book, left and right describe the location of a part with the operator on the seat.
PARTS BAG - CONTENTS
The fasteners and other loose parts are shown below. The fasteners are shown full size. The quantity is shown in brackets ( ).
2x82
(2) Carriage Bolt
14x79
(2) Wing Nut
20729
(1) Keys & Ring
1001054
(2) Knob
25x3
(1) Bolt
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(2) Washer
17x146
(1) Washer
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ASSEMBLY
3.
HOW TO INSTALL THE SEAT
1. Carefully remove the plastic bag from the seat.
Use the fasteners shown below to install the seat. The fasteners are
shown at full size.
Check the operating position of the seat. If the seat needs to
be adjusted, loosen the two wing bolts. Slide the seat forward
or backward along the seat adjusting holes as shown. Tighten
the wing bolts (A).
Seat
Seat Hinge
Seat
Adjusting Hole
(A)
1001054
B
(B)
17x47
A
NOTE: Fasteners may be attached to seat for shipping
purposes, if so remove fasteners before proceeding.
2. Align the holes in the seat hinge to the holes in the seat
(Figure 1). Fasten the seat to the seat hinge with the fasteners
as shown.
Figure 1
HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE STEERING WHEEL
Hub Cover
Attach the steering wheel as follows:
A
C
(A)
25x3
Steering Wheel
(C)
17x146
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Make sure the front wheels point forward.
Slide the cover over the steering post (Figure 2).
Slide the steering wheel onto the steering post.
Use the fasteners shown above to secure the steering wheel.
The fasteners are shown at full size. Tighten the screw. DO
NOT over tighten.
Remove adhesive backing from hub cover (found in parts bag)
and place hub cover over hub.
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Cover
Steering Post
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Figure 2
ASSEMBLY
MAINTENANCE FREE BATTERY
3.
IMPORTANT: Before you attach the battery cables to the
battery, check the battery date. The battery date tells if the
battery must be charged.
Use a 12 volt battery charger to charge the battery. Charge at
a rate of 6 amperes for one hour. If you do not have a battery
charger, have an authorized service center charge the battery.
4.
Install the battery and battery tray. Make sure the positive (+)
terminal is on the left side.
1.
Check the top of the battery for the location of the battery date
(Figure 3).
2.
If the battery is put into service before the battery date, the
battery cables can be attached without charging the battery.
See “How To Install The Battery Cables”.
3.
If the battery is put into service after the battery date, the
battery must be charged. See “How To Charge The
Maintenance Free Battery”.
HOW TO INSTALL THE BATTERY CABLES
WARNING: To prevent sparks, fasten the red cable to
the positive (+) terminal before you connect the black
cable.
Use the fasteners shown below to install the battery cables. The
fasteners are shown at full size.
HOW TO CHARGE
THE MAINTENANCE FREE BATTERY
(A)
2x82
WARNING: When you charge the battery, do not
smoke. Keep the battery away from any sparks. The
fumes from the battery acid can cause an explosion.
1.
Remove the battery and battery tray.
2.
Remove the protective caps from the battery terminals.
(B)
14x79
1.
Remove the protective caps from the battery terminals.
2.
Fasten the red cable to the positive (+) terminal with the
fasteners as shown (Figure 3).
3.
Fasten the black cable to the negative (-) terminal with the
fasteners as shown.
Positive (+)
Terminal
B
Red Cable
A
Battery
Black Cable
Battery Tray
A
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ASSEMBLY
IMPORTANT! BEFORE YOU START MOWING
- Check the engine oil.
WARNING: Before doing any assembly or maintenance to the mower, remove the wire from the spark
plug.
- Fill the fuel tank with gasoline.
- Check the level of the mower housing.
- Check the air pressure of the tires.
NOTE: In this instruction book, left and right describe the location of a part with the operator on the seat.
- Make sure the battery cables are attached.
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 must be maintained in effective working
order by the operator.
HOW TO PREPARE THE ENGINE
NOTE: The engine was shipped from the factory filled with oil.
Check the level of the oil. Add oil as needed.
See the engine manufacturer’s instructions for the type of gasoline
and oil to use. Before you use the unit, read the information on
safety, operation, maintenance, and storage.
WARNING: Follow the engine manufacturer’s
instructions for the type of gasoline and oil to use.
Always use a safety gasoline container. Do not
smoke when adding gasoline to the engine. When
inside an enclosure, do not fill with gasoline. Before
you add gasoline, stop the engine. Let the engine
cool for several minutes.
IMPORTANT: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion
engine and must not be used on or near any unimproved
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.
See an Authorized Service Center for a spark arrester for the
muffler.
In some areas, local law requires the use of a resistor spark
plug to control the ignition signals. See an Authorized Service
Center for a resistor spark plug for the engine.
NOTE: Actual sustained horsepower will likely be lower due to
operating limitations and environmental factors.
CHECK THE LEVEL OF THE MOWER HOUSING
Make sure the level of cut is still correct. After you mow a short
distance, look at the area that was cut. If the mower housing does
not cut level, see the instructions on “How To Level The Mower
Housing” in the Maintenance section of this instruction book.
CHECK THE TIRES
Check the air pressure in the tires. Tires with too much air pressure
will cause the unit to ride rough. Also, the wrong air pressure will
keep the mower housing from cutting level. The correct air pressure
(PSI) is 14 PSI (1 BAR). The tires were over inflated for shipment.
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OPERATION
Throttle Control
Lever
Blade Rotation
Control
Brake Pedal
Speed Control
Pedal
Lift
Lever
Figure 4
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
BLADE ROTATION CONTROL: Use the blade rotation
control to start and stop the rotation of the blades.
AUTOMATIC DRIVE DISCONNECT: Use the automatic drive disconnect, located under the seat, to disengage the
transmission.
BRAKE PEDAL: Use the brake pedal to quickly stop.
LIFT LEVER: Use the lift lever to change the height of cut.
PARKING BRAKE LEVER: Use the parking brake lever
HEADLIGHT SWITCH: The headlight switch is the first part
to engage the brake when you leave the unit.
of the ignition switch. To use the lights with the engine running, turn
the key to the position for the lights.
SPEED CONTROL PEDAL: Use the speed control pedal
to change the speed and the direction of the unit.
IGNITION SWITCH:
THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER: Use the throttle control
Use the ignition switch to start and stop
the engine.
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lever to increase or decrease the speed of the engine.
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OPERATION
ATTACHMENTS
This unit can use many different attachments. See the attachment
page in this book. This unit can pull attachments like a lawn
sweeper, a lawn aerator, a hopper spreader or a small trailer. This
unit can not use attachments that engage the ground like a plow, a
disk harrow, or a cultivator.
For all pull-behind attachments or trailers, the maximum gross
weight is 250 pounds. Gross weight is the weight of the attachment
or trailer and any load that might be on or in it.
2.
For transport and to tow pull behind attachments, control the
ground speed with the speed control pedal.
3.
The engine governor is set at the factory for maximum performance. Do not adjust the governor to increase the speed of the
engine.
HOW TO USE THE BLADE ROTATION CONTROL
The blade rotation control is next to the steering wheel (Figure 5).
Use the blade rotation control to engage the blade(s) or to operate
a snow thrower attachment.
Do not operate on a slope that is greater than 10 degrees when
using a pull-behind attachment or trailer. We have included a slope
guide in this book to help you determine the slope on which you will
be operating your unit. Never allow someone to stand or ride on or
in an attachment or trailer.
1.
Before you start the engine, make sure the blade rotation control is in the DISENGAGE position.
2.
Move the blade rotation control to the ENGAGE position to
rotate the blade(s).
Note: If the engine stops when you engage the blade(s),
the seat switch is not activated. Make sure you sit in the
middle of the seat. Also, make sure the wire is connected
to the seat switch.
HOW TO USE THE THROTTLE CONTROL
Use the throttle control to increase or decrease the speed of the
engine.
CAUTION: Always operate the engine with the throttle control
in the FAST position. If the engine runs for several minutes at
slower than the FAST position, the engine and transmission
will overheat and can be damaged.
1.
The FAST position is marked with a detent. For normal operation and when using a grass bagger, move the throttle control
to the FAST position. For maximum charging of the battery and
for a cooler running engine and transmission, operate the engine in the FAST position.
3.
Move the blade rotation control to the DISENGAGE position
to stop the blade(s). Before you leave the operator’s position,
make sure the blade(s) has stopped rotating.
4.
Before you ride the unit across a sidewalk or a road, move the
blade rotation control to the DISENGAGE position.
WARNING: Always keep your hands and feet away
from the blade, deflector opening, and the mower
housing when the engine runs.
Disengage
Position
Blade Rotation Control
Engage Position
Figure 5
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OPERATION
HOW TO USE THE SPEED CONTROL PEDAL
HOW TO DRIVE IN REVERSE
The drive system uses a Hydrostatic Automatic Drive transmission.
The Hydrostatic transmission is very easy to operate. This type of
drive system does not require a shift lever or a clutch pedal.
1.
Look to the rear.
2.
Slowly push the speed control pedal to the REVERSE
position.
The speed and direction of travel is controlled by a single speed
control pedal operated with your right foot. Do not use the left brake
pedal in normal operation. Only use the left brake pedal to quickly
stop in an emergency.
HOW TO CHANGE DIRECTIONS
HOW TO DRIVE FORWARD
1.
Slowly remove your foot from the speed control pedal. The
speed control pedal will automatically return to the NEUTRAL
position.
2.
When the unit stops, slowly move the speed control pedal to
the desired direction.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
CAUTION: To change directions, do not use the left brake
pedal. Use only the speed control pedal.
The automatic drive disconnect must be in the DRIVE
position (Figure 7).
Slowly release your left foot from the brake pedal.
Move the throttle control to the FAST position.
Slowly push the speed control pedal forward to the desired
speed (Figure 6).
To increase forward speed, slowly move the speed control
pedal forward. To reduce forward speed, slowly release the
speed control pedal until the unit slows to the desired speed.
SPEED CONTROL PEDAL POSITIONS
The forward speed is controlled by the position of the speed control
pedal. The following chart provides functions along with the pedal
positions. Always operate the engine with the throttle control in
the FAST position.
FUNCTION
PEDAL
POSITION
Trimming
Snow Thrower
1/3
Bagging Grass
1/3 to 1/2
THROTTLE
FAST
CHOKE
Speed Control
Pedal
Normal Mowing
1/2 to 2/3
Easy Mowing
Snow Blade
1/2 to 3/4
Transport
Pull Behind
Attachments
Figure 6
FAST
SLOW
THROTTLE
FULL
1/3 to 1/2
HOW TO DISCONNECT THE TRANSMISSION
To push the unit, use the automatic drive disconnect to release
the transmission. The automatic drive disconnect is under the
seat.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Seat
The engine must be off.
Raise the seat. The automatic drive disconnect is under the
seat.
Move and latch the automatic drive disconnect in the PUSH
position (Figure 7). The transmission is now released and the
unit can be pushed.
NOTE: In cold weather, the heavy viscosity oil in the
transmission will make the unit difficult to push.
To engage the transmission, unlatch the automatic drive disconnect. The transmission is now connected and ready to operate.
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Automatic Drive Disconnect
DRIVE POSITION
Automatic Drive Disconnect
PUSH POSITION
16
Figure 7
OPERATION
HOW TO SET THE PARKING BRAKE
1.
2.
3.
4.
Completely push the brake pedal forward.
Lift the parking brake lever (Figure 8).
Remove your foot from the brake pedal and then release the
parking brake lever. Make sure the parking brake will hold the
unit.
To release the parking brake, completely push the brake pedal
forward. The parking brake will automatically release.
WARNING: Before you leave the operator’s position,
move the shift lever to the neutral (N) position. Set the
parking brake. Move the blade rotation control to the
DISENGAGE position. Stop the engine and remove
the ignition key.
Parking
Brake
Figure 8
HOW TO CHANGE THE CUTTING HEIGHT
Lift Lever
To change the cutting height, raise or lower the lift lever as follows.
1.
2.
Move the lift lever forward to lower the mower housing and
back to raise the mower housing (Figure 9).
When you ride on a sidewalk or road, move the lift lever to the
highest position and move the blade rotation control to the
DISENGAGE position.
Figure 9
HOW TO STOP THE UNIT
1.
Slowly remove your foot from the speed control pedal. The
speed control pedal will automatically return to the NEUTRAL
position and the unit will stop.
2.
Move the blade rotation control to the DISENGAGE position.
3.
Set the parking brake.
WARNING: Make sure the parking brake will hold the
unit.
4.
5.
Move the throttle control to the SLOW position.
To stop the engine, turn the ignition key to the OFF position.
Remove the key.
3.
Move the throttle control to the FAST position.
4.
Slowly push the speed control pedal forward to the desired
speed.
HOW TO TRANSPORT THE UNIT
To transport the unit, follow the steps below.
1. Move the blade rotation control to the DISENGAGE position
2. Raise the lift lever to the highest position.
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OPERATION
HOW TO OPERATE WITH THE MOWER HOUSING
WARNING: The deflector is a safety device. Do not remove the deflector. The deflector forces the discharged material toward the ground. Always keep the
deflector in the down position. If the deflector is damaged, replace the deflector with an original equipment
part from an authorized service center.
1.
Start the engine.
2.
Release the parking brake.
3.
Move the lift lever to a height of cut position. In high or thick
grass, cut the grass in the highest position first and then lower
the mower housing to a lower position.
4.
Move the throttle control to the SLOW position.
5.
Move the blade rotation control to the ENGAGE position.
6.
Move the throttle control to the FAST position.
7.
Slowly push the speed control pedal to the desired speed.
NOTE: When you mow in heavy grass or mow with a grass
bagger, use a slow forward speed.
8.
CAUTION: Do not operate with the mower housing in the
LEVEL ADJUSTMENT position. If you operate in the
LEVEL ADJUSTMENT position, the mower housing and
blades can be damaged.
Make sure the level of cut set at the factory is still correct. After
you mow a short distance, look at the area that was cut. If the
mower housing does not cut level, see the instructions on “How
To Level The Mower Housing” in the Maintenance section.
WARNING: For better control of the unit, always
select a safe speed.
HOW TO OPERATE THE UNIT ON HILLS
WARNING: Do not ride up or down slopes that are too
steep to back straight up. Never ride the unit across
a slope. See the “Slope Guide” in the back of this
book for information on how to check slopes.
HOW TO OPERATE ON A HILL
1.
To help prevent an accident, slowly move the speed control
pedal. Avoid sudden turns or changes in speed.
3.
To reduce forward speed when going down a hill, slowly release
the speed control pedal until the unit slows to the desired
speed.
HOW TO STOP ON A HILL
1.
3.
Before you dismount from the seat, move the throttle control to
SLOW position, move the blade rotation control to the DISENGAGED position, turn off the engine and set the parking brake.
1.
Start the engine
2.
Move the blade rotation control to the ENGAGED position.
3.
Move the throttle control to the FAST position.
4.
Depress the brake pedal and release the parking brake. As you
release the parking brake, push the speed control pedal to the
desired speed.
WARNING: Slowly push the speed control pedal as
you release the parking brake. The parking brake
must be disengaged before the speed control pedal
is able to engage the transmission.
Avoid stopping on a hill. If you must quickly stop in an emergency, remove your right foot from the speed control pedal and
quickly depress the left brake pedal.
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Set the parking brake.
HOW TO START OPERATION ON A HILL
Control the speed only with the speed control pedal. Do not use
the brake pedal on a hill.
2.
2.
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OPERATION
CAUTION: A mixture of alcohol (ethanol or methanol) and
gasoline (called gasohol), will attract moisture and cause acid
deposits during storage. While the unit is in storage, the acids
in the fuel can damage the fuel system.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK THE OIL
NOTE: The engine was shipped from the factory filled with oil.
Check the level of the oil. Add oil as needed. See the engine
manufacturer’s instructions for the type of gasoline and oil to
use.
To prevent engine problems with the fuel system, empty the fuel
system before storage of 30 days or longer as follows.
1.
Drain the fuel tank.
NOTE: Do not check the level of the oil while the engine
runs.
2.
Start the engine. Let the engine run until the fuel lines and the
carburetor are empty.
2.
Check the oil. Follow the procedure in the engine manufacturer’s instructions.
3.
After storage, make sure you use fresh fuel. See the storage
instructions for additional information.
3.
If necessary, add oil until the oil reaches the FULL mark on the
dipstick. The quantity of oil needed from ADD to FULL is shown
on the dipstick. Do not add too much oil.
4.
Never use engine cleaner or carburetor cleaner in the fuel tank
or permanent damage can occur.
1.
Make sure the unit is level.
CARBURETOR
ADD GASOLINE
The factory settings for the carburetor are for most conditions. If the
engine is operated under the following conditions, you can adjust
the carburetor mixture. To adjust the carburetor, see the engine
manufacturer’s instructions.
WARNING: Always use a safety gasoline container.
Do not smoke when adding gasoline to the fuel tank.
Do not add gasoline when you are inside an enclosure. Before you add gasoline, stop the engine and
let the engine cool for several minutes.
Fill the fuel tank with regular
unleaded gasoline. Do not use
premium unleaded gasoline.
Make sure the gasoline is fresh
and clean. Leaded gasoline will
increase deposits and shorten
the life of the valves.
Fuel Tank
WARNING: The electrical system has an operator
presence system that includes a sensor switch for the
seat. These components tell the electrical system if
the operator is sitting on the seat. This system will
stop the engine when the operator leaves the seat if
the blade rotation control is engaged or if the transmission is engaged. For your protection, always
make sure this system operates correctly.
2.
A change from summer to winter operation.
3.
A 40 degree change in the operation temperature. The carburetor was adjusted at 80 degrees at the factory.
4.
The engine is operated above 4,000 feet.
2.
Make sure the blade rotation control is in the DISENGAGE
position.
3.
Move the throttle control completely forward to the CHOKE or
FAST position. Some models have a separate choke knob. Pull
the choke knob to the full CHOKE position.
4.
Turn the ignition key to the START position. Release the key
when the engine starts.
NOTE: If the engine does not start after four or five tries,
see the TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART.
NOTE: The engine will not start unless you depress the brake
pedal or engage the parking brake and move the blade rotation
control to the DISENGAGE position.
Push the brake pedal completely forward. Keep your foot on
the pedal.
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The engine has a loss of power or does not run smooth.
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HOW TO START THE ENGINE
1.
1.
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5.
Slowly move the throttle control to the SLOW position.
6.
Let a cold engine run for several minutes. Begin work when the
engine is warm. To start a hot engine, move the throttle control
to a position between FAST and SLOW.
OPERATION
OPERATING TIPS
1.
Check the blade rotation control for correct adjustment. For the
blade(s) to disengage correctly, the adjustment must be correct.
5.
Before you make an inspection, adjustment (except for the carburetor) or repair, make sure the wire from the spark plug is disconnected.
2.
Before you use the unit, check the oil in the engine and add oil
if necessary.
6.
For longer life of the battery on electric start models, charge the
battery every three months.
3.
If the engine will not start, first make sure the wire is attached
to the spark plug.
7.
Use the speed control pedal to change the ground speed, not
the throttle control.
4.
Make sure all the belts are inside all the belt guides. See the instructions on how to remove and install the motion drive and
mower drive belts.
8.
Belt noise can occur when the blade is engaged. This noise is
normal and does not affect the operation of the unit.
MOWING AND BAGGING TIPS
1.
For a lawn to look better, check the cutting level of the mower
housing. See “How To Level The Mower Housing” in the Maintenance section.
10. For better engine performance and an even discharge of the
cut grass, always operate the engine with the throttle in FAST
position.
2.
For the mower housing to cut level, make sure the tires have
the correct amount of air pressure.
11. When you use a bagger, operate the engine with the throttle in
FAST position and the speed control pedal pushed 1/3 forward.
3.
Every time you use the unit, check the blade. If the blade is bent
or damaged, immediately replace the blade. Also, make sure
the nut for the blade is tight.
4.
Keep the blade(s) sharpened. Worn blades will cause the ends
of the grass to turn brown.
5.
Do not cut or bag grass that is wet. Wet grass will not discharge
correctly. Let the grass dry before cutting.
6.
Use the left side of the mower housing to trim near an object.
7.
Discharge the cut grass onto the mowed area. The result is a
more even discharge of cut grass.
8.
When you mow large areas, start by turning to the right so that
the cut grass will discharge away from shrubs, fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow in the opposite direction making left turns until finished (Figure 10).
9.
If the grass is very high, cut two times to decrease the load on
the engine. First cut with the mower housing in the highest position and then lower the mower housing for the second cut.
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12. For better cutting performance and a quality cut, mow with the
speed control pedal pushed 1/3 to 1/2 forward.
13. After each use, clean the bottom and top of the mower housing
for better performance. Also, a clean mower housing will help
prevent a fire.
Figure 10
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OPERATION
HOW TO CHANGE THE MULCHER PLATE
Deflector Bracket
Deflector
WARNING: To prevent the engine from starting, disconnect the wire from the spark plug. Make sure the
blade rotation control is in the DISENGAGE position.
The mulcher plate lets you mulch the grass for a clean, fine cut. To
discharge the grass out the side or into a grass bagger, remove the
mulcher plate as follows.
B
How To Remove The Mulcher Plate
1.
Raise the deflector. Remove the two wingnuts B and two carriage bolts A (Figure 11).
2.
Lift the mulcher plate away from the mower housing
(Figure 12).
Mulcher Plate
3.
A
Attach wingnuts B and carriage bolts A to the mulcher plate
for future use.
B
A
Figure 11
Deflector
IMPORTANT: There are several different types of grass. Some
types of grass are more difficult to cut. If you remove the
mulcher plate and the grass does not discharge correctly,
replace the blade with a standard blade. The part number of the
standard blade is 92117E701.
How To Install The Mulcher Plate
1.
Raise the deflector. Mount the bottom flange of the mulcher
plate to the mower housing (Figure 12).
2.
Slide the top of the mulcher plate under the deflector bracket
(Figure 11).
3.
Bottom Flange
Fasten the mulcher plate with two wingnuts B and two carriage bolts A.
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE CHART
FREQUENCY
MAINTENANCE REQUIRED
COMMENTS
Daily or before each
use
Maintenance engine.
Refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual.
Examine blade(s).
Check for cracks, wear, and excessive
damage.
Remove debris from unit and mowing area.
Examine all rotating and sliding parts.
Check tire inflation.
Refer to the Maintenance section.
Verify that the mower housing is level.
Refer to the Maintenance section.
Examine V-belts.
Change oil.
Check for cracks, wear, and excessive
damage.
Refer to the Operation and Maintenance
sections.
Refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual.
Maintenance engine.
Refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual.
Remove, examine, sharpen, and balance
blade(s).
Check adjustments:
a. Blade Rotation Control
b. Brake
c. Clutch
d. Steering
Refer to Maintenance section.
Lubricate chassis and mower housing.
Refer to Where to Lubricate instructions.
Check the muffler:
a. Torque
b. For wear or burn out
c. Condition of spark arrestor, (if applicable).
Prepare engine for storage.
Refer to Maintenance section.
Drain fuel system.
Refer to warnings in the Owner’s Manual.
Add fuel stabilizer.
Refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual.
Check brake operation.
After completion of
first 5 hours
After 25 hours
Before storage of 30
days or more
Refer to Maintenance section.
Refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual.
Prepare battery for storage:
a. Remove from unit.
b. Fully charge.
c. Move to cool dry place.
NOTE: Torque is measured in foot pounds (metric Nm). This
measurement describes how tight a nut or bolt must be. The
torque is measured with a torque wrench.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
1.
The owner’s responsibility is to maintain this product. This will
extend the life of the product and is also necessary to maintain
warranty coverage.
2.
Check the spark plug, drive brake, lubricate the unit, and clean
the air filter once a year.
3.
Check the fasteners. Make sure all fasteners are tight.
4.
Follow the Maintenance section to keep the unit in good operating condition.
HOW TO
CHECK THE MUFFLER
Check the muffler every 50 hours. Make sure the muffler is correctly
mounted and is not loose. If the muffler is worn or burnt, replace with
a new muffler. A worn muffler is a fire hazard and can also damage
the engine.
WARNING: Before you make an inspection, adjustment, or repair to the unit, disconnect the wire to the
spark plug. Remove the wire from the spark plug to
prevent the engine from starting by accident.
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If you mount a spark arrester to the muffler, also check the spark
arrester when you check the muffler. If the spark arrester is worn or
damaged, replace it with a new spark arrester. See your nearest
authorized service center for a spark arrester.
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MAINTENANCE
9.
Tighten the nut that holds the blade to a torque of 35 foot
pounds (47,5 N-m).
10. Install the mower housing. See “How To Install The Mower
Housing”.
INSPECT BLADE
WARNING: Before you inspect or remove the blade,
disconnect the wire to the spark plug. If the blade hits
an object, stop the engine. Check the unit for damage. The blade has sharp edges. When you hold the
blade, use gloves or cloth material to protect your
hands.
If you keep the blade sharp and inspect the blade for damage, the
blade will cut better and be more safe to operate. Frequently check
the blade for excessive wear, cracks, or other damage. Frequently
check the nut that holds the blade. Keep the nut tight. If the blade
hits an object, stop the engine. Disconnect the wire to the spark plug.
See if the blade is bent or damaged. Check the blade adapter for
damage. Before you operate the unit, replace damaged parts with
original equipment parts. See the authorized service center in your
area. Every three years, have an authorized service person inspect
the blade or replace the old blade with an original equipment part.
Blade Adapter
Blade
Washer
Belleville Washer
(Outside rim must be
against the blade.)
Nut
Figure 14
HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE BLADE
1.
2.
3.
HOW TO SHARPEN THE BLADE
Remove the mower housing. See the instructions on “How To
Remove The Mower Housing”.
Use a piece of wood to keep the blade from rotating.
Remove the nut that holds the blade (Figure 13).
WARNING: Vibration can be caused if the blade is
not correctly balanced or if the blade is damaged. A
blade that is damaged with cracks can break and
cause an accident.
Keep a sharp edge on the blade. A blade that is not sharp will cause
the tips of the grass to become brown.
1. Sharpen the blade two times a year or every 25 hours.
2. Remove the blade according to the instructions in “How To Remove And Install The Blade”.
3. Clean the blade with a brush, soap and water. Check the
blade. Look for cracks, nicks, or other damage. Replace a
badly worn or damaged blade with an original equipment blade.
See an authorized service center in your area.
4. Sharpen the blade with a file (Figure 15). Make sure you keep
the original bevel angle.
5. Make sure the blade is balanced. Use a screwdriver and hold
the blade parallel to the ground (Figure 15). A blade that is
balanced will stay parallel to the ground. If the blade is not balanced, the heavy end will rotate toward the ground. Sharpen
the heavy end until the blade is balanced.
6. A new blade will cut better than a badly worn blade. Every three
years, have an authorized service person inspect the blade or
replace the old blade with an original equipment blade.
7. Assemble the blade according to the instructions “How To Remove And Install The Blade”.
Hi-Lift
Edge Up
Mandrel
Blade Adapter
Blade
Belleville Washer
Washer
Nut
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Figure 13
Check the blade and the blade adapter according to the instructions for “Inspect Blade”. Replace a badly worn or damaged blade with an original equipment blade. See an
authorized service center in your area.
Clean the top and bottom of the mower housing. Remove all the
grass and debris.
Mount the blade and blade adapter on the mandrel
(Figure 13).
Mount the blade so that the hi-lift edges are up. If the blade
is upside down, the blade will not cut correctly and can cause
an accident.
Fasten the blade with the original washers and nut. Make sure
the outside rim of the Belleville washer is against the blade
(Figure 14).
Blade
Screwdriver
File
Blade is balanced
when parallel to the ground.
WARNING: Always keep the nut tight that holds the
blade. A loose nut or blade can cause an accident.
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Figure 15
MAINTENANCE
HOW TO ADJUST THE BLADE ROTATION CONTROL
6.
Attach the wire to the spark plug. Mow for a short distance and
again check the quality of cut. If necessary, move the blade
drive spring to the bottom hole.
7.
Again check the quality of cut. If the quality of cut has not improved, replace the mower drive belt. See “How To Replace
The Mower Drive Belt”. If replacing the belt does not correct the
problem, take the unit to an authorized service center.
8.
Move the blade rotation control to the DISENGAGE position. Stop the engine. Disconnect the wire from the spark
plug. Check the operation of the blade brake. Rotate the pulleys with your hand. Make sure the brake pads are pressed
tightly against the pulleys (Figure 18).
WARNING: To prevent an injury, the blade rotation
control must operate correctly.
In normal usage, the blade rotation control will not require an
adjustment. However, if the cutting performance decreases or the
quality of cut is poor, make the following changes.
1.
When you mow, make sure the throttle control in in the FAST
position.
2.
Move the blade rotation control to the DISENGAGE position
(Figure 16).
3.
Stop the engine. Disconnect the wire from the spark plug.
WARNING: If the brake pads do not press tightly
against the pulleys, take the unit to an authorized
service center.
Disengage
Position
Blade Brake
(Pad Against Pulley)
Blade Rotation Control
Engage Position
Figure 16
4.
5.
Check the blade(s). Keep a sharp edge on the blade(s). A blade
that is not sharp will cause the tips of the grass to become
brown.
Figure 18
Disconnect the blade drive spring from the blade control
rod. Move the blade drive spring to the middle hole
(Figure 17). This will increase the tension on the mower drive
belt.
9.
DISENGAGE POSITION
Move the blade rotation control to the ENGAGE position.
Check the pads for the blade brake. If the pads are excessively
worn or damaged, replace the brake pad assemblies. Correct
replacement parts and assistance are available from an authorized service center.
10. Attach the wire to the spark plug. Mow for a short distance and
again check the operation of the blade rotation control.
11. When you move the blade rotation control to the
DISENGAGE position, all movement will stop within five seconds. If there is movement of the belt or the blades continue
to rotate, engage and disengage the blade rotation control
five times to remove any excess rubber from a new mower
drive belt. If you need assistance, take the unit to an authorized service center.
Top Hole (New Belt)
Blade
Control Rod
Middle Hole
Bottom Hole
Blade Drive Spring
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12. If you replace the mower drive belt, move the blade drive
spring to the top hole (Figure 17).
Figure 17
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MAINTENANCE
HOW TO CHECK AND ADJUST THE MOTION DRIVE BELT
If the motion drive belt is loose, the belt will slip when; (1) going up
a hill, (2) pulling a heavy load, or (3) the unit will not move forward.
Adjust the belt as follows.
Clutch Rod
WARNING: Before you make an inspection, adjustment, or repair to the unit, disconnect the wire to the
spark plug. Remove the wire from the spark plug to
prevent the engine from starting by accident.
1.
Check the routing of the motion drive belt. Make sure the belt
is installed correctly and is inside all the belt guides.
2.
Disconnect the clutch link from the idler arm (Figure 19).
3.
Align the hole in the brake lever with the hole in the frame. Hold
the brake lever in place with a 1/4 inch (6 mm) pin or bolt
(Figure 20).
4.
Rotate the clutch link until the mounting hole in the clutch link
is aligned with the hole in the idler arm as shown in Figure 19.
5.
Connect the clutch link to the idler arm (Figure 19).
6.
Remove the 1/4 inch (6 mm) pin or bolt (Figure 20).
7.
If the belt still slips after the belt has been adjusted, then the
motion drive belt is worn or damaged and must be replaced.
See “How To Replace The Motion Drive Belt”.
Clutch Link
Idler Arm
Mounting
Holes
Figure 19
Belt Guide
Brake Lever
1/4” (6mm)
Pin or Bolt
Clutch Link
Idler Arm
Motion Drive Belt
Figure 20
Idler Spring
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MAINTENANCE
HOW TO CHECK AND ADJUST THE DRIVE BRAKE
Completely push the brake pedal forward. Set the parking brake.
Move the automatic drive disconnect to the PUSH position. Push
the unit. If the rear wheels rotate, adjust or replace the brake pads.
Adjust the drive brake as follows.
1. The location of the drive brake is on the right side of the
gearbox (Figure 21).
2. Make sure the parking brake is set and the automatic drive
disconnect is in the PUSH position. Turn the hex nut in a
clockwise direction until the rear wheels do not turn when the
unit is pushed forward.
3. Release the parking brake and push the unit. If the unit does not
roll, turn the hex nut in a counterclockwise direction until the
unit rolls.
4. Set the parking brake. Push the unit. If the rear wheels do not
turn, the drive brake is correctly adjusted. Release the parking
brake.
WARNING: If you cannot correctly adjust the drive
brake, replace the brake pads. Correct replacement
parts and assistance are available from an authorized service center.
Drive Brake
Hex Nut
Gearbox
Figure 21
MAINTENANCE FREE BATTERY
HOW TO REMOVE THE BATTERY
1.
Before you charge the battery, remove the battery.
To charge or clean the battery, remove the battery from the unit as
follows.
2.
To charge the battery, use a 12 volt battery charger. Charge at
a rate of 6 amperes for 1 hour.
WARNING: To prevent sparks, disconnect the black
battery cable from the negative (-) terminal before you
disconnect the red cable.
WARNING: The battery contains sulfuric acid which is
harmful to the skin, eyes and clothing. If the acid gets
on the body or clothing, wash with water.
3.
Install the battery.
1.
Disconnect the black cable from the negative (-) terminal
(Figure 22).
2.
Disconnect the red cable from the positive (+) terminal.
3.
Lift the battery tray and the battery out of the unit.
WARNING: To prevent sparks, fasten the red cable to
the positive (+) terminal before you connect the black
cable.
Remove the battery.
2.
Wash the battery with a solution of one gallon of water and four
tablespoons of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Make sure
the solution does not get into the battery cells.
3.
Clean the terminals and the ends of the cables with a wire
brush.
4.
Install the battery.
5.
To prevent corrosion, apply grease to the battery terminals.
5.
Fasten the black cable to the negative (-) terminal with the fasteners as shown.
Wing Nut
Red Cable
Carriage Bolt
Battery
HOW TO CHARGE THE BATTERY
Black Cable
Battery Tray
WARNING: When you charge the battery, do not
smoke. Keep the battery away from any sparks. The
fumes from the battery acid can cause an explosion.
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Fasten the red cable to the positive (+) terminal with the fasteners as shown.
Positive (+)
Terminal
HOW TO CLEAN THE BATTERY
1.
4.
Carriage Bolt
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Figure 22
MAINTENANCE
WHERE TO LUBRICATE
Models with grease fittings: Lubricate with grease gun.
Apply grease with a brush to the areas shown.
Lubricate the areas shown with engine oil.
NOTE: Apply grease to the steering gear assembly.
CAUTION: If the unit is operated in dry areas that have sand,
use a dry graphite spray to lubricate the unit.
Figure 23
HOW TO CHECK THE FUEL FILTER
NOTE: Before you replace the fuel filter or the fuel line, the fuel
tank must be empty.
Clips
If the fuel filter is dirty, the engine will run rough and have less
performance. Remove the old filter (Figure 24). Replace the old
filter with a new filter. Use an original equipment part. See an
authorized service dealer in your area.
Fuel Line
Fuel Filter
Figure 24
CHECK THE TIRES
Check the air pressure in the tires. Tires with too much air pressure
will cause the unit to ride rough. Also, the wrong air pressure will
keep the mower housing from cutting level. The correct air pressure
is 14 PSI (1 BAR).
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MAINTENANCE
HOW TO REMOVE THE MOWER HOUSING
HOW TO INSTALL THE MOWER HOUSING
1.
2.
1.
2.
Move the blade rotation control to the DISENGAGE position.
Move the lift lever to the level adjustment position (Figure 25).
Push the mower housing under the right side of the unit.
Put the mower drive belt around the stack pulley. Make sure
the “V” side of the mower drive belt is against the stack pulley.
Also, make sure the mower drive belt is not twisted.
3. Attach the front hanger to the axle support with the hanger
rod. Fasten with the fasteners as shown. See illustration “F”.
4. Make sure the mower drive belt is between the stack pulley
and the two belt guides. See illustration “G”.
5. Attach the lift links to the lifter assembly. Fasten with the
washers and hair pins. See illustrations “A” and “B”.
6. Attach the right and the left suspension arms to the suspension brackets. Fasten with the washers and hair pins. See illustrations “C” and “D”.
7. Attach the extension spring to the blade control rod. See
illustration “E”.
8. Move the blade rotation control to the ENGAGE position.
Make sure the mower drive belt is inside all the belt guides.
9. Make sure the mower housing is level. See the instructions on
“How To Level The Mower Housing”.
10. Check the operation of the blade rotation control. See the instructions on “How To Adjust The Blade Rotation Control”.
WARNING: The lift lever
is spring loaded. Make
sure the lift lever is locked
in the LEVEL ADJUSTMENT position.
3.
Remove the hair pins and the
washers from the suspension
arms (Figure 26). See illustrations “C” and “D”.
Remove the hair pins and washLevel Adjustment
ers from the lift links. See ilPosition
Figure 25
lustrations “A” and “B”.
Disconnect the extension spring from the blade control rod.
See illustration “E”.
Disconnect the front hanger from the axle support. See
illustration “F”.
Remove the mower drive belt from the stack pulley.
Pull the mower housing away from the right side of the unit.
To operate without the mower housing, move the lift lever to the
TOP position.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Lift Lever
A
Stack Pulley
Lift Link
Lifter
Assembly
B
Belt
Guide
Blade Rotation
Control
Belt
Guide
Mower Drive Belt
Suspension
Arm
A
A
B
B
Extension
Spring
Lift Link
Blade
Control Rod
Suspension Arm
Hanger Rod
A
B
Front Hanger
Mower Drive Belt
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Figure 26
MAINTENANCE
HOW TO ADJUST THE GAUGE WHEELS
The axle bolts for the gauge wheels were mounted in the LOW cut
position. To change the position of the gauge wheels, move the axle
bolts as follows.
IMPORTANT: Before you adjust the gauge wheels, you must do
the following. Make sure the mower housing is level. Make sure
the height of cut is set at the height you want for your lawn.
Mow a short distance on a flat level area and look at the area
that was cut. If the mower housing does not cut level, see the
instructions “How To Level The Mower Housing.”
Locking
Ring
Gauge Wheel
Axle Bolt
Washer
Figure 27
Lift Lever
WARNING: Before you make an inspection, adjustment, or repair to the unit, disconnect the wire to the
spark plug. Remove the spark plug wire to prevent
the engine from starting by accident.
1.
Remove the gauge wheels (Figure 27).
2.
Mow a short distance on a flat level area to check the level of
cut and the height of cut. Look at the height of cut position
number on the lift lever (Figure 28).
3.
4.
Cutting Height Positions
Look at each gauge wheel bracket. There are 3 holes in each
bracket and a number next to each hole. The number for the
height of cut position on the lift lever indicates the correct hole
to use on each gauge wheel bracket (Figure 29).
Figure 28
Assemble the axle bolts to the gauge wheel brackets using
the correct hole in the bracket as indicated (Figure 29).
Wheel Bracket
Hole No.
Gauge
Wheel Bracket
NOTE: If the height of cut position is changed by the lift lever,
you must move the gauge wheels to the correct hole
(Figure 29) to keep a level height of cut.
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2
3
Lift Lever
Position No.
1
2
3,4,5,6
Figure 29
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HOW TO LEVEL THE MOWER HOUSING
If the mower housing is level, the blade will cut easier and the lawn
will look better.
WARNING: Before you make an inspection, adjustment, or repair to the unit, disconnect the wire to the
spark plug. Remove the spark plug wire to prevent
the engine from starting by accident.
Lift Lever
1.
Make sure the unit is on a hard flat surface.
2.
Check the air pressure in the tires. If the air pressure is incorrect, the mower housing will not cut level. Make sure the tires
are inflated to 14 PSI. (1 BAR).
Cover
IMPORTANT: On models equipped with gauge wheels, the
gauge wheels must be removed to correctly adjust the
level of the mower housing.
3.
Some models have gauge wheels on the mower housing. If
equipped, remove the gauge wheels.
4.
Open the cover.
5.
Move the lift lever to the LEVEL ADJUSTMENT position
(Figure 30).
Cutting Height Positions
Level Adjustment Position
Figure 30
Lift Link
WARNING: The lift lever is spring loaded. Make sure
the lift lever is locked in the LEVEL ADJUSTMENT
position.
6.
Loosen the left and right adjuster knobs (Figure 31). Push
down on each side of the mower housing. Make sure both sides
of the mower housing are setting on a flat surface. Also, make
sure the lift links are loose and can easily move up or down.
7.
Push down on the lift links and tighten the left and right adjuster knobs (Figure 31). Make sure the adjuster knobs are tight.
If necessary, use a wrench to tighten the adjuster knobs. For
plastic adjuster knobs, tighten to a torque of 7 foot pounds (9,5
N-m). For metal adjuster knobs, tighten to a torque of 10 foot
pounds (13,5 N-m).
Adjuster Knobs
8.
Raise the lift lever from the LEVEL ADJUSTMENT position to
a CUTTING HEIGHT position (Figure 32).
9.
Close the cover.
Figure 31
Lift Lever
Cover
10. If equipped, install the gauge wheels.
Cutting Height Positions
11. Mow for a short distance. If the height of cut is not level, repeat
the above steps.
CAUTION: Do not operate with the mower housing in the
LEVEL ADJUSTMENT position. If you operate in the LEVEL
ADJUSTMENT position, the mower housing and blades can be
damaged.
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MAINTENANCE
8.
Check the routing of the motion drive belt (Figure 35). Make
sure the motion drive belt is installed correctly on the idler
pulleys and inside all belt guides.
9. Attach the steering shaft assembly to the steering plate with
two screws (Figure 34).
10. Attach the access panel (Figure 34).
11. Before you use the unit, check the adjustment of the clutch. See
the instructions “How To Check And Adjust The Clutch”.
12. Install the mower housing. See the instructions “How To Install
The Mower Housing”.
HOW TO REPLACE THE MOTION DRIVE BELT
REMOVAL
1.
Remove the mower housing. See the instructions on “How To
Remove The Mower Housing”.
2. Remove the mid-idler pulley.
3. Disconnect the idler spring (Figure 35).
4. Remove the idler pulley and spacer (Figure 35).
5. Remove the V-idler pulley and spacer.
6. Remove the motion drive belt from the drive pulley
(Figure 35).
7. To remove the motion drive belt from the stack pulley, pull the
front end of the belt under the stack pulley and then back
between the stack pulley and the steering plate (Figure 33).
8. Remove the access panel (Figure 34).
9. Remove the two screws that attach the steering shaft
assembly (Figure 34). Raise the steering wheel and steering
shaft assembly. Pull the motion drive belt under the steering
shaft assembly.
10. Remove the motion drive belt. A correct replacement part or
assistance is available from an Authorized Service Center in
your area.
FRONT
Stack Pulley
Steering
Plate
Belt Guides
Motion
Drive
Belt
Figure 33
INSTALLATION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Slide the motion drive belt between the stack pulley and the
belt guides (Figure 33). Install the motion drive belt on the
top pulley of the stack pulley. Make sure the “V” side of the belt
is against the pulley.
Push the motion drive belt through the opening between the
steering plate and the engine plate.
Install the end of the motion drive belt around the drive pulley
(Figure 35).
Put the motion drive belt around the V-idler pulley. Install the
motion drive belt, V-idler pulley and spacer.
Put the belt around the idler pulley. Fasten the idler pulley and
spacer with the hex nut. Make sure the flat side of the belt is
against the idler pulley. Also, make sure the belt is not twisted.
Connect the idler spring (Figure 35).
Install the mid-idler pulley.
Screw
Steering Shaft
Assembly
Motion Drive
Belt
Access Panel
Belt Guide
Motion Drive Belt
Figure 34
Belt Guide
Mid-Idler Pulley
Idler Spring
Spacer
Idler Pulley
Stack Pulley
Spacer
V-Idler Pulley
V-Idler Pulley
Drive Pulley
Idler Spring
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Figure 35
MAINTENANCE
HOW TO REPLACE THE PRIMARY
MOWER DRIVE BELT
HOW TO REPLACE THE SECONDARY
MOWER DRIVE BELT
1.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove the mower housing. See the instructions on “How To
Remove The Mower Housing”.
Remove the three screws from the left pulley cover. Remove
the pulley cover.
To remove the primary mower drive belt from the left mandrel pulley, slide the primary mower drive belt between the
left mandrel pulley and the belt guides.
Pull the belt retainer away from the idler pulley. Remove the
primary mower drive belt from the idler pulley.
Move the brake pad assembly away from the stack pulley.
Remove the primary mower drive belt from the stack pulley.
Remove the mower housing. See the instructions on “How To
Remove The Mower Housing”.
Remove the primary mower drive belt from the stack pulley.
Remove the two screws from the right pulley cover. Remove
the right pulley cover.
Pull the idler pulley away from the secondary mower drive
belt. Remove the belt from the idler pulley.
Remove the secondary mower drive belt from the right mandrel pulley.
Remove the secondary mower drive belt from the stack
pulley.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
NOTE: Replace the primary mower drive belt with an
original equipment belt. See an authorized service center
in your area.
7.
6.
Install a new primary mower drive belt. Pull the brake pad assembly away from the stack pulley. Put the belt around the
stack pulley. Make sure the primary mower drive belt is inside of the belt guide.
7. Pull the belt retainer away from the idler pulley. Put the flat
side of the primary mower drive belt around the idler pulley.
8. Make sure the “V” side of the primary mower drive belt is
against the mandrel pulleys as shown.
9. Make sure the primary mower drive belt is inside all the belt
guides.
10. Assemble the left pulley cover.
11. Install the mower housing. See the instructions on “How To Install The Mower Housing”.
12. Before you mow, check the blade rotation control. See the instructions on “How To Adjust The Blade Rotation Control”.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
NOTE: Replace the secondary mower drive belt with an
original equipment belt. See an authorized service center
in your area.
Install a new secondary mower drive belt. Put the belt around
the bottom of the stack pulley. Make sure the secondary
mower drive belt is inside the belt guide next to the stack
pulley.
Put the secondary mower drive belt around the right drive
pulley.
Pull the idler pulley toward the front. Install the flat side of the
secondary mower drive belt against the idler pulley.
Make sure the “V” side of the secondary mower drive belt is
around the right mandrel pulley.
Assemble the right pulley cover.
Put the primary mower drive belt around the stack pulley.
Install the mower housing. See the instructions on “How To Install The Mower Housing”.
Before you mow, check the blade rotation control. See the instructions on “How To Adjust The Blade Rotation Control”.
Left
Pulley Cover
Screw
Screw
Idler Pulley
Right Pulley Cover
Stack Pulley
Brake Pad
Assembly
Belt
Retainer
Left
Mandrel Pulley
Belt Guide
Belt Guide
Secondary
Mower Drive Belt
Right
Mandrel
Pulley
Brake Pad Assembly
Primary Mower Drive Belt
Idler Pulley
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MAINTENANCE
HOW TO INSTALL THE WHEELS
Cotter Pin
If the wheels must be removed for service, make sure they are
installed as follows.
Hub Cap
Washer
Washer
Front Wheel
1.
Make sure the valve stem is to the outside of the tractor. Slide
the front wheel on the spindle (See Figure 37).
Spindle
2.
Fasten the front wheel with washer and cotter pin. Bend the
ends of the cotter pin apart to keep the front wheel on the
spindle.
Valve Stem
3.
If your model has hub caps, install the hub caps. Make sure
the washer hold the hub caps in place.
Figure 37
Mount the square key in the key slot (See Figure 38).
3.
Make sure the valve stem is to the outside of the tractor. Align
the slot in the rear wheel with the square key. Slide the rear
wheel on the axle.
4.
Key Slot
Install the washers and spacer onto the axle as shown in
Figure 38.
2.
Square Key
Rear Wheel
Rear Wheel
1.
Front Wheel
Washer
Axle
Spacer
Hub Cap
Fasten the rear wheel with washer and e-ring .
Washer
E-Ring
5.
If your model has hub caps, install the hub caps. Make sure
the washer hold the hub caps in place.
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Figure 38
MAINTENANCE
3.
HOW TO REPLACE THE FUSE
Install a new light bulb. Align the light socket with the notches
in the bezel and turn the light socket to lock in position.
If the fuse is blown, the engine will not start. The location of the fuse
is next to the battery. Remove the fuse and replace with a
automotive fuse (Figure 39).
Automotive Fuse
Bezel
Figure 39
Light Bulb
HOW TO REPLACE THE LIGHT BULB
1.
2.
Raise the tractor hood.
Turn the light socket until the tabs on the socket align with the
notches in the bezel (Figure 40). Remove the light socket.
Turn the light bulb and remove the bulb.
Light Socket
Figure 40
1.
Move the lever for the blade rotation control to the ENGAGE
position.
2.
Clean the top of the mower housing.
3.
Grass and other debris on top of the mower housing can keep the
belt from working correctly. For safety and correct operation,
frequently clean the top of the mower housing. Remove grass and
debris from around the pulleys and other moving parts.
Move the lever for the blade rotation control to the
DISENGAGE position.
4.
Again clean the top of the mower housing.
5.
After you cut the grass, clean the bottom of the mower housing.
STORAGE (over 30 days)
1.
2.
Start the engine.
Run the engine until the fuel tank and the carburetor are out of
fuel and the engine stops.
Do not leave fuel in the fuel tank or the carburetor. The fuel can
damage the function of the fuel system. Some models have a
fuel drain (Figure 41). Hold a cloth under the fuel drain. Push
the fuel drain until the carburetor is empty.
After storage, make sure you use fresh fuel.
HOW TO CLEAN THE MOWER HOUSING
WARNING: Before you clean the mower housing,
stop the engine and disconnect the wire to the spark
plug.
At the end of each year, prepare the unit for storage as follows.
3.
THE ENGINE
For storage information, see the the engine manufacturer’s
instructions.
4.
THE BATTERY
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove the battery.
Clean the battery terminals of any deposits.
Charge the battery. See the instructions on “How To Prepare
And Charge The Battery”.
Store the battery in a cool, dry place.
NOTE: After a long time in storage, charge the battery.
Fuel Drain
Figure 41
CLEAN THE UNIT
THE FUEL SYSTEM
1.
2.
WARNING: Do not drain the gasoline inside a building or near a fire. Do not smoke because the fumes
from the fuel can cause an explosion.
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Clean the dirt and grass from the engine.
Clean the mower housing.
LUBRICATE THE UNIT
See the “Lubrication” instructions in this book.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART
4.
5.
PROBLEM: The engine will not start.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Follow the steps, “How To Start The Engine” in this book.
Electric-Start Models: Clean the battery terminals. Tighten the
cables.
Drain the fuel tank. Clean the fuel line. Replace the fuel filter.
Remove the spark plug(s). Move the throttle to the SLOW position. Turn the ignition key to the ON position. Try to start the engine several times. Install the spark plug.
Replace the spark plug.
Adjust the carburetor.
PROBLEM: A hot engine causes a decrease in power.
1.
2.
3.
4.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Follow the steps, “How To Start The Engine” in this book.
Electric-Start Models: Check the level of the acid in the battery.
If needed, add water. Charge the battery.
Replace the fuse.
Check the wiring harness for damage or a loose connection.
Repair the damaged wire.
Electric-Start Models: replace the solenoid. Recoil-Start Models: replace the module.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Adjust the carburetor.
Replace the spark plug.
Replace the fuel filter.
1.
2.
3.
Check the oil.
Clean the air filter.
Clean the air screen.
Replace the spark plug.
The engine is working too hard. Use a lower gear.
Adjust the carburetor.
Replace the fuel filter.
1.
2.
1.
Replace the spark plug.
Adjust the throttle control.
Clean the air filter.
Replace the fuel filter.
2.
3.
4.
Check the motion drive belt. Make sure the belt is installed
correctly.
Adjust the clutch.
Replace the motion drive belt.
Release the Automatic Drive Disconnect under the seat.
PROBLEM: The unit moves slower or stops when the
speed control pedal is depressed.
1.
2.
To activate the seat sensor, always sit in the middle of the seat.
Check the wiring harness for damage or a loose connection.
Repair the damaged wire.
Adjust the clutch.
Replace the motion drive belt.
PROBLEM: When the brake pedal is released, belt noise
can be heard.
PROBLEM: On slopes, the engine stops.
1.
2.
Check the mower drive belt. Make sure the belt is installed correctly.
Replace the mower drive belt.
PROBLEM: The unit will not move when the brake is
released and the speed control pedal is depressed.
PROBLEM: The engine stops when the blades are
engaged.
1.
2.
Check the air pressure in the tires.
Adjust the level of the mower housing.
Check the front axle. If the front axle does not freely pivot, loosen the axle bolt(s).
PROBLEM: The mower blades will not rotate.
PROBLEM: The engine does not run smooth at fast
speed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Stop the engine. Clean the mower housing.
Raise the height of cut.
Replace or sharpen the blade(s).
Move the shift lever to a slower speed.
Move the throttle control to the FAST position.
Replace the spring for the blade idler.
PROBLEM: The mower housing does not cut level.
PROBLEM: The engine does not run smooth or has a
loss of power.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Replace the blade.
Check for loose engine bolts.
Decrease the air pressure in the tires.
Adjust the carburetor.
Check for a damaged belt or damaged pulley. Replace the
damaged parts.
PROBLEM: The grass does not discharge correctly.
PROBLEM: The engine is difficult to start.
1.
2.
3.
Clean the air screen.
Check the oil.
Adjust the carburetor.
Replace the fuel filter.
PROBLEM: Excessive vibration.
PROBLEM: The engine will not turn over.
1.
2.
Adjust the throttle control.
Drain the fuel tank. Clean the fuel line. Replace the fuel filter.
1.
Mow up and down slopes. Never mow across a slope.
To activate the seat sensor, always sit in the middle of the seat.
Temporary belt noise does not change the operation of the unit.
If belt noise is continuous, check the routing of the belt. Make
sure the belt is inside all belt guides.
If the noise is continuous, adjust the clutch.
PROBLEM: The engine will not idle.
2.
1.
2.
3.
PROBLEM: The rear wheels spin over uneven terrain.
Replace the spark plug.
Clean the air filter.
Adjust the carburetor.
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Check the front axle. If the front axle does not freely pivot, loosen the axle bolt(s).
Only use a factory repair part. Repair parts, except for the engine or the transmission, are available from the store where the unit was
purchased, a service shop recommended by the store, or an authorized service shop found in the yellow pages of the telephone directory.
If you cannot get a repair part or service as described above, call or write to the Central Parts Distributor shown below. When you order,
include the following information: (1) Complete Model Number (see nameplate), (2) Date of Manufacture, (3) Complete Part Number, (4)
Description, (5) Quantity. Repair parts for the engine or the transmission are available from the manufacturer’s authorized service center
found in the yellow pages of the telephone directory. See the individual engine or transmission warranties.
MURRAY, INC. LAWN MOWER CENTRAL PARTS DISTRIBUTORS
BILLIOU’S, INC.
FRANK EDWARDS CO.
GULF COAST ENGINE, INC.
1343 South Main St.
Porterville, CA. 93257
(559) 784−4102
1−877−245−5468
FAX 1−800−226−7337
Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada
3626 Parkway Blvd.
West Valley, UT 84120
1−800−318−0201
FAX 1−801−736−8067
Colorado, Idaho (counties Bannock Bearlake,
Bingham, Blaine, Booneville, Butte, Camas,
Caribou, Cassia, Custer, Franklin, Fremont,
Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Lemhi, Lincoln,
Madison, Minidoka, Oneida, Power, Teton,
Twin Falls) Montana (all counties except
Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoulo,
Ravalli, and Sanders), Utah, Wyoming
4202 Russell Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX. 78408
1−800−825−6999
FAX 1−888−888−7036
Arkansas (counties Hempstead, Howard,
Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Pike,
Sevier) New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas,
Mexico
BROWN & WISER, INC.
9991 S.W. Avery Street
Tualatin, OR. 97062
(503) 692−0330
1−800−882−4782
FAX (503) 691−2041
Alaska, Idaho (counties Ada, Adams,
Benewah, Boise, Bonner, Boundry, Canyon,
Clearwater, Elmore, Gem, Idaho, Kooten,
Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Owyee, Payette,
Ravalli, Shoshone, Valley, Washington),
Montana (counties Flathead, Lake, Lincoln,
Mineral, Missoulo, Ravalli, Sanders), Oregon,
Washington
CPT CANADA POWER
TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
Mississauga
161 Watline Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario
L4Z−1P2
(905) 890−6900
1−800−861−9559
Edmonton
101−10411−178th Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5S 1R5
(780) 453−5791
1−800−861−9559
GARDNER, INC.
1150 Chesapeake Ave.
Columbus, OH. 43212
1−800−848−8946
FAX 1−614−486−7122
Alabama, Arkansas (except these counties:
Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River,
Miller, Nevada, Pike, Sevier), Connecticut,
Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida,
Georgia, Illinois (South of Hwy. 80),,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Main,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (except
upper Peninsula), Mississippi, Missouri,
Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virgina,
West Virginia
Puerto Rico
Ville St−Laurent
234 Migneron Street
Ville St−Laurent, Quebec
H4T 1Y7
(514) 731−3559
1−800−861−9559
Canada
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WISCONSIN MAGNETO, INC.
4727 N. Teutonia Ave.
Milwaukee, WI. 53209
1−800−733−7388
FAX 1−800−733−0127
Illinois (N. of Hwy. 80), Michigan (upper
Peninsula), Minnesota, North & South
Dakota, Wisconsin
NOTES
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MODEL 465600x8A
13
11
14
REPAIR PARTS
CHASSIS & HOOD
2
8
10
1
15
7
16
70
12
2
9
3
4
6
17
5
56
25
54
18
27
28
31
21
50
20
29
23 55
30
19
24
55
32
48
33
52
31
34
47
35
53
26
16
16
37
16
31
44
16
45
36
46
38
16
16
43
16
40
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MODEL 465600x8A
Key
No.
Description
REPAIR PARTS
CHASSIS & HOOD
Part No.
Key
No.
Description
Part No.
1
Seat
1001028
28
Housing, Left Headlamp
1001550
2
Cap, Push 0n
028x23
29
Lens, Right
1001551
3
Spring
094057
30
Housing, Right Headlamp
1001549
4
Screw
26x229
31
Screw
26x270
5
Bolt, Wing
1001054
32
Screw
26x238
6
Washer
017x47 Z
33
Bearing, Steering
1001491
7
Bolt, Shoulder
009x56
34
Dash
1001593E700
8
Support, Seat
094154E700
35
Screw
26x201
9
Rod, Pivot
094156 Z
36
Panel, Access
093007E700
10
Bracket, Pivot
094153E700
37
Support, Dash
095318E700
11
Bolt
001x45
38
Bracket, Rear Hanger
1001270E700
12
Nut
015x89
40
Axle, Hanger
094007E700
13
Bolt, Shoulder
009x55
43
Frame, Right
1001268E700
14
Washer
094155 Z
44
Frame, Left
1001269E700
15
Spring
164x31
45
Container, Battery
690424
16
Screw
26x249
46
Plate, Hitch
1001002E700
17
Screw
26x263
47
Plate, Rear
690218E700
18
Spring
164x30
48
Top, Rear Plate
94186E700
19
Deck, Seat
1001556E700
50
Nut
015x81
20
Nut
15x123
52
Bumper
094376
21
Plate, Index
094194E700
53
Insert, Grille
1001617
22
Screw
009x47
54
Screw
26x259
23
Mat, Left
095408
55
Fastener, Panel
193x1
24
Mat, Right
095408
56
Cover, Detent
094680
25
Hood
1001537E700
70
Holder, Cup
1001542
26
Grille
1001533E700
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Instruction Book & Parts List
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Lens, Left
1001552
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MODEL 465600x8A
REPAIR PARTS
DRIVE ASSEMBLY
53
1
2
52
4
5
53
48
51
1
45
44
1
41
47
6
43
46
42
40
7
8
50
41
49
55
39
10
9
40
56
39
34
38
1
1
37
11
57
36
34
35
33
32
16
31
1
12
30
29
27
28
14
25
26
19
23
19
20
22
24
17
18
16
21
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9
15
MODEL 465600x8A
Key
No.
1
Description
REPAIR PARTS
DRIVE ASSEMBLY
Key
No.
30
Screw
Part No.
26x249
Description
Nut, Adjusting
Part No.
92132
2
Grip, Parking Brake
91079
31
Nut, Centerlock
15x84
4
Rod, Parking Brake
1001245 Z
32
Pin, Cotter
30x20
5
Bracket, Transaxle - Left
94185E700
33
Washer
17x48
6
Rod, Clutch
1001013 Z
34
Spring, Extension
165x92
7
Latch, Parking Brake
94045 Z
35
Washer
17x148
8
V-Belt, Drive
37x106
36
Arm, Disconnect
1001086 Z
9
Nut, Flange
15x79
37
Capscrew
6x105
10
Pedal, Brake/Clutch
21544
38
Spring, Brake
165x150
11
Assembly, Brake Pedal
1001011E700
39
Locknut, Flange
15x98
12
Screw, Guide
94384
40
Pulley, Idler
690409
14
Bolt, Carriage
2x53
41
Spacer
690369
15
Washer
17x57
42
Bracket, Idler Assembly
1001097E701
16
Pin, Hair
31x4
43
Bolt, Shoulder
9x49
17
Pedal Assembly, Hydro
1001231E700
44
Link, Clutch
1001007 Z
18
Wheel & Tire Ass’y -Rear 20”
92511-650
45
Nut, Tee
1001014
- -
Tire ONLY *
407926
46
Pulley, Idler
690410
- -
Tube ONLY
407049
47
Bushing, Pivot
1001012
19
Washer
17x160
48
Arm Assembly, Idler
1001018 Z
20
Spacer
690554 Z
49
Bracket, Transaxle -Right
94184E700
21
Stem, Valve
24373
50
Bolt, Hex
1x155
22
Washer
17x195
51
Bracket, Disconnect
1001214 Z
23
E-Ring
11x3
52
Rod, Disconnect
1001215 Z
24
Cap, Hub
94618
53
Bracket, Idler Pivot
1001108E701
25
Nut, Centerlock
15x88
54
Bolt, Carriage
2x92
26
Transaxle
**
55
Bolt, Carriage
2x78
27
Strap, Torque
1001085E701
56
Spring, Clutch
165x155
28
Screw
26x216
57
Washer
17x38
29
Rod, Control
1001234 Z
*
When you order a tire, make sure to give the brand name of the tire so that the tread pattern on the tire will match.
**
For information on Replacement Parts see the Central Parts Distributor in your area.
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MODEL 465600x8A
REPAIR PARTS
STEERING
3
40
2
41
1
30
13
43
6
39
30
17
30
4
5
18
6
14
30
37
20
12
7
15
30
8
19
9
30
16
10
20
11
26
21
22
25
27
33
34
23
25
31
28
24
25
29
31
22
24
19
23
32
38
36
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35
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MODEL 465600x8A
Key
No.
*
Description
REPAIR PARTS
STEERING
Part No.
Key
No.
Description
Part No.
1
Wheel, Steering
095185
23
Washer
17x104
2
Post, Steering
690625
24
Washer
017x53 Z
3
Insert, Steering Wheel
711326
25
Nut, Flange
015x84
4
Bearing
094124
26
Axle Assembly
1001460E700
5
Nut, Flange
15x111
27
Drag Link, Left
095329E700
6
Bolt, Shoulder
009x57
28
Spindle Assembly, Right
094575E700
7
Gear, Pinion
690183
29
Drag Link, Right
095328E700
8
Ring, Snap
011x25
30
Screw
26x249
9
Gear, Sector
094121E700
31
Bearing, Wheel
091334
10
Bearing
094123
32
Stem, Valve
024373
11
Bolt
001x84
33
Tire *
024380
12
Plate, Steering
1001121E700
--
Tube
407924
13
Plate, Engine
094006E700
34
Wheel and Tire Assembly
094581-650
14
Nut, Flange
015x88
35
Washer
17x195
15
Nut, Flange
15x118
36
Washer
17x192
16
Bracket, Hanger
1001270E700
37
Washer
17x113
17
Axle, Hanger
094007E700
38
Hub Cap
094618
18
Bolt
01x146
39
Screw
26x267
19
Pin, Cotter
030x49
40
Bellows
092059
20
Bearing
690150
41
Bolt
0025x3
21
Spindle Assembly, Left
94576E700
43
Washer
17x146
22
Bolt
01x111
When you order a tire, make sure to give the brand name of the tire so that the tread pattern on the tire will match.
F-030727L
43
MODEL 465600x8A
REPAIR PARTS
MOWER HOUSING SUSPENSION
9
1
2
10
13
15
14
16
17
4
3
21
12 12
14
22
11
11
15
24
18
24
5
25
19
27
23
8
6
22
14
7
20
24
33
11
34
46
36
20
47
38
25
48
31
37
24
43
32
26
45
32
30
14
40
26
25
39
41
30
31
39
24
25
15
44
15
42
7
24
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MODEL 465600x8A
Key
No.
Description
REPAIR PARTS
MOWER HOUSING SUSPENSION
Part No.
Key
No.
Description
Part No.
1
Grip
092698
24
Pin, Hair
0031x4
2
Handle, PTO
094826 Z
25
Washer
017x91 Z
3
Pad, Switch
094022 Z
26
Bolt, Carriage
002x85
4
Bolt
0025x3
27
Lever Assembly, Lift
1001111E700
5
Grip
092697
30
Pin
094067
6
Spring
166x40
31
Bracket, Rear Suspension
094055E700
7
Washer
17x103
32
Spacer, Lifter
690151
8
Lever, Lift
690533
33
Bolt, Shoulder
009x53
9
Lever, PTO
094017 Z
34
Bracket, Pivot
094015E700
10
Bolt, Shoulder
009x39
36
Washer
17x191
11
Pin, Cotter
030x20
37
Nut, Flange
015x84
12
Washer
017x57
38
Spring
165x133
13
Link, PTO
094004 Z
39
Nut, Flange
015x68
14
Nut, Flange
015x84
40
Bracket, PTO
094005E700
15
Screw
26x249
41
Hanger, Left Deck
094027E700
16
Spring
166x39
42
Hanger, Right Deck
094026E700
17
Bracket, PTO
094018E700
43
Rod, Hanger
094158Z
18
Spring
165x120
44
Bracket, Suspension
690539E700
19
Crank, PTO
690394E700
45
Plate, Stiffening
1001098E700
20
Link, Lift
690212E700
46
Stud, Spring Mount
094042 Z
21
Link, Lift Handle
690122E700
47
Stud, Swivel
690182
22
Washer
17x168
48
Nut
15x88
23
Washer
017x57
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MODEL 465600x8A
REPAIR PARTS
MOWER HOUSING
82
2
88
1
7
87
17
4
43
7
5
9
21
17
10
43
6
21
11
7
8
8
18
19
10
12
41
22
16
10
10
79
15
19
18
23
25
79
13
40
37
80
6
15
36
14
38
39
27
20
25
31
36 28
20
14
35
14
22
23
24
14
15
80
34
8
32
6
42
29 28 8
14
33
53 54
46
45
31
78
3
26
58
39
52
59
6
39
50 51 8
44
57
51
56
55
49
47
39
27
6
48
8
8
39
63
63
45
6
39
60
51
65
84
62
67
66
63
81
6
63
68
63
36
91
73
61
51
63
36
64
8
3
73
63
63
90
73
57
60
71
58
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76
74
74
75
75
77
28
70
74
8
59
71
70
70
92
72
77
46
76
75
77
76
69
MODEL 465600x8A
Key
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
*
Description
Cover, Right Pulley
Screw
Screw
Guide, Belt
Cover, Left Pulley
Nut, Hex
Nut, Flange
Nut, Flange
Belt, Primary
Pulley
Belt, Secondary
Pulley, Idler
Arm, Idler
Bolt, Shoulder
Spacer, Pulley
Pulley, Idler
Bolt, Shoulder
Knob
Washer
Bolt, Shoulder
Bracket, Rear Suspension
Plate, Suspension
Pad, Friction
Spring
Link, Lift
Bracket, Left Lift
Pin, Hanger
Pin, Hair
Brake Assembly, Left
Spacer
Spring
Pin, Cotter
Brake Assembly, Right
Washer
Idler, Arm
Washer
Link, Bell Crank
Guide, Belt
Screw
Spring, Extension
Spring, Torsion
Bracket, Suspension
Nut
Deflector, Chute
Push On Cap
REPAIR PARTS
MOWER HOUSING
Key
No.
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
84
1-84
87
88
90
91
92
Part No.
094607E700
26x250
26x249
091754 Z
094645E700
015x79
15x140
015x84
037x89
094592
037x66
690549
094639
009x39
1001197
690387
009x52
094068
017x45 Z
009x51
094055E700
094128E700
094137
166x43
690212E700
094600E700
095194
0031x4
094640E700
094130
166x41
030x20
094641E700
017x47 Z
690579E700
17x103
094606 Z
092116 Z
0025x7
165x79
166x42
094598E700
015x98
092100
028x23
Includes Key No. 17, 18, 30, 31, 32, 33, 45, 46, 53, 54, 55, and 56.
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Description
Spring, Torsion
Rod, Deflector
Bracket, Cover
Spring, Extension
Bracket, Hinge
Nut, Flange
Bracket, Bell Crank
Crank, Bell
Plate, Brake Arm
Bracket, Brake Plate
Bracket, Left Gauge Wheel
Axle
Washer
Ring, Locking
Wheel, Gauge
Bracket, Right Gauge Wheel
Deflector, Inside
Bolt, Carriage
Pin, Cotter
Washer
Bracket, Front Deck
Rod, Hanger
Stiffener
Bracket, Suspension
Adapter, Blade
Spacer
Roller
Housing, Jackshaft
Blade
Washer, Belleville
Nut
Washer
Bracket, Pulley Cover
Spacer
Washer
Rod, Hanger
Screw
Housing, Blade *
Complete Mower Housing Assembly
Guide, Belt
Screw
Cover, Mulch
Wingnut
Bolt, Carriage
Part No.
166x34
092159 Z
092140E700
165x120
092104E700
015x88
094601E700
094603E700
094596E700
094602E700
094919E700
094025
017x91 Z
031x11
092683
094918E700
092103E700
002x53
030x49
017x57
094997E700
094996
094604E700
094058E700
690411
091925
092137
1001200
056631E701
17x166
15x100
17x165
690221E700
690369
019x35
094996
26x277
94936E700
7601031
091797 Z
025x15
095086
014x86
002x64
MODEL 465600x8A
REPAIR PARTS
ENGINE MOUNT ASSEMBLY
2
1
39
38
3
14
6
15
16
16
18
19
34
20
26
21
20
28
22
28
35
30
6
29
28
23
24
25
36
31
33
6
32
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48
37
MODEL 465600x8A
Key
No.
*
**
Description
REPAIR PARTS
ENGINE MOUNT ASSEMBLY
Part No.
Key
No.
Description
Part No.
1
Cap, Fuel **
092317
26
Gasket
711851
2
Tank, Fuel
690289
27
Washer
018x15
3
Screw
26x253
28
Bolt
06x103
6
Screw
26x263
29
Tube, Right Exhaust
690541
14
Engine *
*
30
Tube, Left Exhaust
690542
15
Line, Fuel (18 inches long) **
7601033
31
Bracket, Muffler Mounting
690537E700
16
Clamp **
095197
32
Muffler
093259
18
Pipe, Oil Drain
092279
33
Bracket, Muffler
690538E700
19
Cap, Oil Drain
021651
34
Choke
690401
20
Bolt
0025x7
35
Nut
015x68
21
Spacer
093077
36
Screw
26x201
22
Pulley, Stack
690507
37
Control, Throttle
093165
23
Washer
17x170
38
Shield Assembly, Heat
1001456
24
Lockwasher
019x35
39
Plenum
1001588
25
Bolt
01x140
Parts are available from an Engine Authorized Service Center. See “Engines, Gasoline” or “Gasoline Engines” in the yellow
pages of the telephone directory.
These parts are included with Key number 2.
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MODEL 465600x8A
AFTERFIRE
SOLENOID
ARMATURE
SPARK
PLUG
REPAIR PARTS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
1
RED
RED
GREEN
GREEN
VIOLET
2
HEADLIGHT HARNESS
GRAY
YELLOW
STATOR
BLACK
4
ORANGE
3
GRAY
YELLOW
DIODE
NO
BLACK AC
OUTPUT
RED DC
OUTPUT
RED
YELLOW
AC WHITE
DC RED
START
SWITCH
BLACK
NC
YELLOW
YELLOW
ORANGE
ORANGE
SOLENOID
PTO SWITCH
DISENGAGED
4
NO
15 AMP
FUSE
STARTER
5
RED
6
RED
9
NC
SEAT SWITCH HARNESS
7
11
RED
BLACK
YELLOW
8
NC
YELLOW
SEAT SWITCH
UNOCCUPIED
ORANGE
YELLOW
YELLOW
YELLOW
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CLUTCH
BRAKE
SWITCH
( PEDAL UP )
10
MODEL 465600x8A
REPAIR PARTS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Key
No.
F-030727L
Description
Part
No.
1
Harness, Light Wire
Socket, Light
Bulb, Light
250x92
092372
090084
2
Harness, Chassis Wire
250x117
3
Switch, Ignition
Key, Ignition
Nut, Hex
Cap, Ignition
092556
020729
091489
091488
4
Switch, Limit
094136
5
Fuse
Holder, Fuse
054212
407078
6
Solenoid
Screw, Mounting
Locknut
7769224
26x229
15x116
7
Cable, Battery Ground
Screw, Ground Cable
024x32
26x213
8
Battery
Bolt, Carriage
Wingnut
021075
002x82
014x79
9
Harness, Seat Switch Wire
250x67
10
Switch, Seat Sensor
094159
11
Cable
024x31
51
NOTES
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NOTES
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A
INDEX
F
Adjustments
Blade Rotation Control, 24
Clutch, 25
Drive Brake, 26
Mower Housing, Level, 30
Attachments, 15, 56
Filter, Fuel, 27
Fuel, Type, 19
Fuse, 34
Automatic Drive Disconnect,
Operation, 16
Headlight, Replace Light Bulb, 34
Headlight Switch, Location, 14
B
Battery
Charge, 26
Check, 12
Clean, 26
Install, 12
Removal, 26
Storage, 34
Belt
Motion Drive
Adjust, 25
Replace, 31
Mower Drive, Adjust, 24
Mower Drive Belts, Replace, 32
Blade
Inspect, 23
Remove And Install, 23
Sharpen, 23
Blade Rotation Control
Adjust, 24
Location, 14
Operation, 15
Brake Pedal, Location, 14
C
Clutch
Adjust, 25
Check, 25
Controls, Location, 14
Cutting Height
Adjust, 30
Change, 17
D
Drive Brake
Adjust, 26
Check, 26
E
Engine
Fuel, 13, 19
Oil, 13, 19
Preparation, 13
Spark Arrester, 13, 22
Starting, 19
Storage, 34
Throttle Control, 15
F-030727L
H
I
Ignition Switch, Location, 14
L
Lift Lever
Location, 14
Operation, 17
Lubrication, Mower, 27
M
Maintenance
Adjust, Guage Wheels, 29
Battery
Charge, 26
Clean, 26
Belt
Motion Drive, 31
Mower Drive Belts, 32
Blade, 23
Blade Rotation Control, 24
Clutch, 25
Drive Brake, 26
Filter, Fuel, 27
Fuse, 34
Headlight, 34
Install, Wheels, 33
Lubrication, 27
Mower Housing
Clean, 34
Install, 28
Level, 30
Remove, 28
Muffler, 22
Storage, 34
Maintenance Chart, 22
Motion Drive Belt
Adjust, 25
Replace, 31
Mower Drive Belt, Adjust, 24
Mower Drive Belts, Replace, 32
Mower Housing
Clean, 34
Cutting Height, 17
Install, 28
Level Adjustment, 30
Operation, 18
Remove, 28
Muffler, 22
Spark Arrester, 22
55
Mulcher
Install, 21
Remove, 21
O
Oil
Check, 19
Type, 19
Operation
Attachments, 15
Automatic Drive Disconnect, 16
Blade Rotation Control, 14, 15
Brake Pedal, 14
Headlight Switch, 14
Ignition Switch, 14
Lift Lever, 14, 17
Location Of Controls, 14
Mower Housing, 18
Mowing And Bagging, 20
Operate On Hills, 18
Parking Brake, 14, 17
Speed Control Pedal, 14, 16
Start The Engine, 19
Stop The Unit, 17
Throttle Control, 14, 15
Transport, 17
P
Parking Brake
Location, 14
Operation, 17
Parts Bag, 10
S
Safety Rules
American National Standard Institute, 3–4
Safe Mowing Guide, 5–7
Seat, Install, 11
Seat Switch, Operation, 19
Slope Guide, 54
Spark Arrester, 13, 22
Speed Control Pedal
Location, 14
Operation, 16
Steering Wheel, 11
Storage, 34
T
Throttle Control
Location, 14
Operation, 15
Tire Pressure, 13, 27
Trouble Shooting Chart, 35
W
Warranty, 2
LAWN TRACTOR ACCESSORIES
Make your Lawn Tractor do more than you ever imagined.
The accessories shown on this page can be used on your Lawn Tractor. See the Store or Dealer where
you purchased your Lawn Tractor. If you are unable to obtain the necessary information, contact the
Central Parts Distribution Center for your area as listed in your Repair Parts Book.
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LAWN SWEEPER
Model No. 24720
SNOW BLADE
Model No. 24478
GRASS BAGGER
Model No. 24767
9 Bushel Capacity
SNOW THROWER
Model No. 24583
(For 42” and 46”)
GARDEN TILLER
Model No. 13460
38” MULCHER KIT
Model No. 24750
40” MULCHER KIT
Model No. 24755
42” MULCHER KIT
Model No. 24758
TIRE CHAINS
Model No. 24530
(For 18x8.5 inch tire)
GRASS BAGGER
Model No. 24744
7 Bushel Capacity
Model No. 24538
(For 38”, 40”, and 42”)
(For 18x9.5 inch tires)
Model No. 24525
(For 20x8 inch tire)
Model No. 24515
(For 20x10 inch tire)
Model No. 24539
(For 23x9.5 inch tire)
REAR WHEEL WEIGHTS
Model No. 24003
(For 18x9.5 inch tires)
(For 20x8 inch tires)
Model No. 24630
Made in U.S.A.
(For 23 inch tires)
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