F42B18-OPERATORS MANUAL

F42B18-OPERATORS MANUAL
F 4 2B18
OPERATORS
MANUAL
Table of Contents
General Information....................................................................................................................A Section
F42B18 Fuzion Infomation................................................................................................................A-1
Fuzion Briggs & Stratton Quick Reference Sheet...........................................................................A-2
Encore Warranty Information..........................................................................................................A-3
Safety Precautions.....................................................................................................................B Section
Fuzion Operation.........................................................................................................................C Section
Before Operating Remiders..............................................................................................................C-1
Assembly Instructions......................................................................................................................C-1
Starting Engine................................................................................................................................C-1
Stopping Engine. ..............................................................................................................................C-1
Safety Interlock System..................................................................................................................C-2
Correct Transmission Operation......................................................................................................C-2
Mowing Speed. .................................................................................................................................C-2
Maintenance Information..............................................................................................................D Section
Service Locator Chart.....................................................................................................................D-1
General Info....................................................................................................................................D-2
Oil and Filter...................................................................................................................................D-2
Tire Pressure. .................................................................................................................................D-2
Lubrication.......................................................................................................................................D-2
Battery Information..........................................................................................................................D-2
Deck Height Adjustment...................................................................................................................D-3
Belt Adjustment...............................................................................................................................D-3
Bypass Valve....................................................................................................................................D-3
Deck Leveling Adjustment. ...............................................................................................................D-4
Tracking Adjustment. .......................................................................................................................D-4
Mower Blades..................................................................................................................................D-4
Electrical. ..................................................................................................................................E Section
F42B18 Wire Harness Schematic.....................................................................................................E-1
Notes..........................................................................................................................................F Section
 WARNING:
THE ENGINE EXHAUST FROM THIS PRODUCT
CONTAINS CHEMICALS KNOWN IN THE STATE
OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER, BIRTH
DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARMS.
IMPORTANT:
A separate Engine Owner’s Manual is included with your owner’s packet which contains additional engine
information that will not be repeated in this manual. You are urged to read it before attempting any operation or
repair of the engine. Engine Owner’s Manual covers the engine manufactures warranty.
General Information
This manual covers the following equipment
models:
F42B18
Warranty Registration
The Delivery and Warranty Registration form
must be completed and signed to validate your
warranty protection. As the new equipment owner,
To the new owner
you are expected to see that the form is completed
and forwarded to ENCORE MFG. CO., INC. at
The purpose of this manual is to assist owners
time of delivery.
and operators in maintaining and operating the
IMPORTANT: Any unauthorized modification,
Encore Rider mower and deck. Please read it
alteration,
or use of non-approved attachments
carefully; information and instructions furnished
voids
the
warranty
and releases ENCORE
can help you achieve years of dependable service.
MFG.
CO.,
INC.
from
any liability arising from
A separate Engine Owner’s Manual is included
with your owner’s packet which contains additional subsequent use of this equipment.
engine information that will not be repeated in
Model and Serial Number
this manual. You are urged to read it before
attempting any operation or repair of the engine.
Mower model and serial number are found on the
The Engine Owner’s Manual covers the engine
serial tag, located on the seat frame directly under
manufactures warranty.
the seat plate.
It is the owner’s responsibility to make certain
These numbers are required on the Warranty
that the operator reads and understands this
Registration
form. They will also assure you of the
manual and all decals before operating this
correct service parts when replacement becomes
machine. It is also the owner’s responsibility to
necessary.
make certain that the operator is a qualified and
physically able individual, properly trained in the
operation of this equipment. Local regulations may Parts and Service
restrict the age of the operator.
Use original Encore replacement parts only.
These parts are available through your local
Using this manual
Encore dealer. To obtain prompt, efficient service,
General operation, adjustment and maintenance always provide the following information when
ordering parts:
guidance is outlined for both the experienced
1.
Correct part number and description
and novice Encore user. Operating conditions
2.
Correct model number
vary considerably and cannot all be addressed
3.
Correct serial number
individually. Through experience, however,
operators should find no difficulty in developing
All warranty repair and service must be
good operating skills suitable to most conditions.
Directions used in this manual, for example RIGHT handled through an authorized Encore dealer.
Arrangements should be made through your local
or LEFT, refer to directions when seated on the
service center.
mower facing forward unless otherwise stated.
For location of nearest dealer look up our dealer
Photographs and illustrations used were current
search on our website: www.seriousred.com or
at the time of printing, but subsequent production
www.encoreequipment.com
changes may cause your machine to vary slightly
in detail. ENCORE MFG. CO., INC. reserves
the right to redesign and change the machine as
deemed necessary, without notification.
A-1
General Information
Quick Reference Sheet
Engine
18hp Briggs & Stratton 31M777-0112
Blades
423029
423014
423173
423210
14" blade
14" low lift blade
14" mulch blade
14" super hi-lift blade
Belts
353114
353112
blade drive belt
pump drive belt
Tires
353126
353148
353149
363311
363260
* * * *
wheel/tire assy
drive tire (18x7.5x8)
rim w/ valvestem
front caster complete
front tire & tube (4.10/3.50-4)
front rim not serviced
Spindles
583106
583111
363350
583112
583113
Torque Specs
65 ft-lbs
blade bolt
90 ft-lbs
nut on top of spindle
50 ft-lbs
clutch bolt
Pulleys
423262
523329
533114
823351
353101
spindle pulley
stationary idler pulleys
tensioner pulley-blade drive belt
pump tensioner pulley
pump drive pulley
Front Caster Bearings
423200
bearing
423201
bearing retainer
Seat
353098
593097
seat complete w/o tracks
molded arm rest
spindle assy comp.
housing
bearing
shaft
brg. Spacer tube
Transmission
353127
RH EZT transaxle (Hydro-Gear Model # ZC-ACBB-2YLB-1EXA)
353128
LH EZT transaxle (Hydro-Gear Model # ZC-DCBB-2YLC-1EXA)
*** lifetime lubricated transaxles
Throttle
Choke
Muffler
Wire Harness
Clutch
363352
N/A
N/A
353132
423285
Electrical Components
423027
Ignition Switch
422150
Starter Relay
583423
Time Delay Module
583351
Relay
523034
Park Brake Switch
593041
Neutral Switch
523031
PTO Switch
353048
Seat Switch
523283
Hour Meter
A-2
ENCORE WARRANTY
WHAT IS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY
This warranty extends to the original retail purchaser only and
commences on the date of original retail purchase:
1. Residential use: The warranty will be Three years from
the date of purchase against defects in workmanship and
materials for any Encore rider that is used for consumer
purpose. Normal residential use means use of product on
owners’ property only.
2. Commercial use: The warranty will be One year from the
date of purchase and 90 days for rental use against
defects in workmanship and materials for any Encore rider
that is used for commercial purpose.
3. If the Purchaser discovers within this warranty period a
defect in materials or workmanship:

Purchaser must promptly notify an Authorized Encore
Dealer and return the mower, including any defective
parts, to an Authorized Encore Service Dealer.

Encore Mfg. Co., Inc. will determine if material or
workmanship is defective and then either repair or
replace such parts.

Service calls and/or transportation expense of the
product to and from the authorized dealer, for warranty
work, will be paid by the owner of the product.
4. Encore Mfg. Co., Inc. provides a limited warranty for
90 days from the date of purchase against defects in
workmanship and materials for all parts, excluding normal
wear items such as batteries, tires, and belts.
5. The Deck Shell warranty is Ten years from the date of
purchase against defects in workmanship and materials
for any Encore rider that is used for consumer and
commercial use only.
6. NOTICE: Cutter housings, electrical components,
hydraulic components and electric-clutch must be returned
before warranty will be paid.
7. The engine warranty is covered by its respective
manufacturer. Please refer to the manufacture’s warranty
statement in the manufacture’s engine manual that is
included in the literature packet. Engine warranties
should be referred to the nearest authorized service
outlet of the engine manufacturer.
Encore Mfg. Co., Inc. reserves the right to change or improve
the design of any mower without assuming any obligation to
modify any mower previously manufactured.
WHO MUST PERFORM THE WARRANTY SERVICE
All warranty service will be performed by dealers authorized
by Encore Mfg. Co., Inc. Service calls and/or transportation
expense of the product to and from the authorized dealer,
for warranty work, will be paid by the owner of the product.
For warranty service you can contact an authorized dealer or
contact:
Encore Mfg. Co., Inc.
PO Box 888
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310
1-800-267-4255
www.encoreequipment.com
www.seriousred.com
WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY
Encore Mfg. Co., Inc. does not warranty:
Repairs made by unauthorized persons.

Damage caused by use of the Encore equipment for

purposes other than those for which it was designed
Damages caused by disasters such as fire, flood, wind,
and lightening.

Damages caused by neglect, abuse, abnormal use,
improper or unreasonable use, accident, negligence or
misuse.

Repairs or replacement resulting from the use of
unauthorized parts, accessories or attachments.

Repairs or replacement as the result of any alterations
or modifications, in the determination of Encore, which
adversely affects the operation, performance or durability
of the equipment.

Encore unit which has the serial number removed or made
illegible.

Depreciation or damage caused by normal wear, lack of
reasonable and proper maintenance or failure to follow the
product’s owner’s manual provided by Encore Mfg. Co.,
Inc.

Normal maintenance parts and service including, but not
limited to: filters, fuel, lubricants, tune-up parts, belts,
blades, blade sharpening, brake or steering adjustments.

Repairs necessary due to improper fuel, contaminates
in the fuel system, or failure to properly prepare the fuel
system prior to any period of non-use over three months.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
In no case shall Encore Mfg. Co., Inc. be liable for any special,
incidental, or consequential damages based upon breach of
warranty, breach of contract, negligence, strict liability in tort, or
any other legal theory.
Such damages include, but are not limited to
Loss of profits

Loss of savings or revenue

Loss of use of Encore mower or any associated equipment

Cost of capital

Cost of any substitute equipment, facilities, services, or

downtime
The claims of third parties including customers, and injury

to property
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation

of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY
You must maintain your Encore Product following the
maintenance procedures described in your owner’s manual.
Such routine maintenance, whether performed by a dealer or
by you, is at your expense.
This machine, like any other powered equipment, is
potentially dangerous unless properly operated. Any operator
must be cautious and keep safety in mind at all times.
Any operator, prior to using the Encore equipment, should
thoroughly familiarize himself with the owner’s manual
regarding operation and safety of the machine, as well as all
safety warnings on the machine itself.
ENCORE MFG. CO., INC. CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE WAY YOU OPERATE, OR THE CONDITIONS
IN WHICH YOU OPERATE THE MOWER. USE COMMON
SENSE AT ALL TIMES.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
1. The Warranty registration form MUST be completed and
forwarded to Encore Mfg. Co., Inc. within fifteen days
following date of purchase.
2. The date of purchase constitutes delivery.

Encore Mfg. Co., Inc. does not assume or authorize anyone to
assume for them any other obligation.
A-3
ENCORE
Your mower is only as safe as the operator!
Operator carelessness or error may result in
serious bodily injury. Improper maintenance of
the machine may also result in injury. Please read
and follow these instructions on Safe Operation
and be certain that anyone using this mower
fully understands and follows these instructions.
Instructions are from ANSI Standard B17.4-2004.
7. Handle gasoline carefully. Use an approved
gasoline container. Fill the fuel tank, to within
1” from the neck, with good quality unleaded
gasoline.
8. Seat must be occupied and drive levers must
be in the Neutral position and the Blade Clutch
must be disengaged before starting engine.
1. Familiarize yourself with the controls and know
how to stop the rider and mower deck quickly. 9. Operator must wear proper shoes and
clothing, which may include safety glasses
and ear protection.
 WARNING:
DO NOT allow children to operate the machine. DO
NOT allow any adult to operate the machine without
proper instruction.
10. Mow only during daylight hours or under very
good artificial light.
11. The safety shield over the Grass Discharge
area must always be bolted in place and in the
DOWN position unless the Grass Catcher is
being used.
2. Inspect your work area carefully. Remove
debris from the area to be cut. Keep all
bystanders away from the mowing area.
3. Avoid contact with moving parts. Keep
hands and feet clear of the mower deck.
12. If a solid object has been hit by the blades
stop the machine and check for damage.
Repair or replace any damaged / broken part
prior to restarting the engine.
4. Never direct the discharge of material toward
bystanders or allow anyone near the machine
while in operation.
13. To avoid burns, DO NOT TOUCH the engine
or muffler immediately after operation or
during.
5. The machine is not intended for highway or
street use. Never carry passengers!
14. Disengage blades when transporting and
when crossing walks and gravel roads.
6. Never tamper with safety devices or guards.
If a guard or safety device is damaged or
removed, replace it before operating the rider.
15. DO NOT mow close to drop-offs, deep ditches
or other hazards. DO NOT attempt to mow
slopes grater than 15°, Always mow across
the face of a slope NOT up and down.
 CAUTION:
Never add fuel to the tank while the engine
is running or hot. ALWAYS WAIT at least
five minutes before refueling and REFUEL
WITH THE ENGINE OFF. KEEP FUEL AWAY
FROM SPARKS OR FLAMES. WIPE AWAY
any fuel spillage BEFORE starting unit. Never
fill the fuel tank indoors. Wipe up any spilled
gasoline. Gasoline is highly flammable - NO
SMOKING.
16. Reduce speed and exercise extreme caution
on slopes and in sharp turns to prevent tipping
or loss of control. Be especially cautious when
changing direction on slopes.
17. The Encore Rider is NOT designed for towing.
18. Only factory approved Grass Collection
Systems are permitted.
19. Shut off fuel while storing or transporting. Do
Not store fuel near flames ot drain indoors.
B-1
ENCORE
Before Operating Reminders
STARTING ENGINE
Fill engine crankcase as per engine manufacturer’s
manual. Engine DOES NOT have oil in
crankcase from the factory. Add proper
fuel to fuel tank, open shut-off valve.
The battery is a gel-cell and will not require acid.
Before hooking up the ground wires make sure that
the engine has been filled to the proper level with oil.
If battery will not turn the engine over after hooking the
wires up it may require a charge for 15 to 20 minutes.
ASSEMBLY
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Remove unit from the crate.
2. Remove seat from packing. Remove the 5/16 x
3/4 bolts and disc spring washers from the seat
plate. Attached seat to the seat plate using these
same bolts and tighten.
3. Plug in the seat switch.
4. Connect the ground wire to the battery using the
bolt on the negative battery post.
5. Remove the 5/16 x 1 1/4 bolts from the top side of
the handle mounts. Rotate the handle to match up
the holes, re-install the bolts and tighten.
6. Put oil in engine. See the Engine Manual for type
and quantity required.
7. Put fuel in fuel tank.
8. Check all tire pressures.
9. Read “Operator’s Manual” before starting unit.
The throttle control, ignition switch and choke control
are located between the motion control levers on the
front panel under the front of the seat.
Because of a built-in safety interlock system, your
machine will not start unless the seat is occupied.
TO START ENGINE: occupy seat, set park brake,
leave the motion control levers swung out, move
throttle control lever all the way to choke position.
Turn ignition key to start position to engage starter,
release the key when engine starts. Ignition switch
is spring loaded and will return to run position
automatically.
Slowly return choke to run position once the engine
has started.
STOPPING ENGINE
TO STOP ENGINE: move throttle lever to idle position
and turn ignition key to “OFF” position. If engine has
been working hard or is hot, allow engine to idle for
a short period of time before turning off key. This
practice will help cool engine before stopping.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY engine may be stopped
by turning ignition key to “OFF” position.
 WARNING:
DO NOT allow children to operate the machine. DO
NOT allow any adult to operate the machine without
proper instruction.
 CAUTION:
Always remove the key and set the parking brake
when leaving the machine unattended, even for just
a few minutes.
PREVENT ACCIDENTS: Do not give children or
unauthorized persons an opportunity to operate
this machine.
 WARNING:
THE ENGINE EXHAUST FROM THIS PRODUCT
CONTAINS CHEMICALS KNOWN IN THE STATE
OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER, BIRTH
DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARMS.
C-1
ENCORE
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM
Your Encore Rider is equipped with a Safety
Interlock System that is designed to help prevent
possible serious injuries. Understanding and
maintaining this system is vital, for maximum safe
operation.
TO START ENGINE:
1.Blades (PTO) must be “OFF”.
2.Control levers in neutral (swung out).
3.Park Brake “ON”.
4.Operator in seat.
THE ENGINE WILL KILL IF:
1.The operator leaves the seat with:
a.The control levers out of neutral (swung in).
b. The blades on (PTO).
c. The park brake is “OFF”.
d. All the above.
2.The park brake is set before the
control levers are in neutral (swung out).
CORRECT TRANSMISSION
OPERATION TO GO
FORWARD OR REVERSE
The Encore Rider is equipped with a pump/wheel motor
unit for each wheel and are controlled with “Motion
Control Levers” , one for each wheel. See Figure 1
MOWING SPEED
The Encore Rider is designed to operate most
efficiently at maximum blade speeds.
The running speed of the machine should allow the
mower blades to maintain this maximum speed while
mowing across turf. Use a slower ground speed for
cutting tall grass, grass which is heavy with moisture,
or when mowing uphill. If ground speed is too fast,
or blade speed is too slow, mowing will be uneven
because mower blades will not be able to lift grass into
cutting position as the mower passes.
Throttle control regulates speed of engine as
measured in RPM. This control SHOULD NOT be
used to control ground speed.
AS SETTING IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT
N
N
Forward Travel
Push both levers
forward evenly
Pivot Turn
Push one lever
forward and other
lever pull back
Forward Travel
Right Turn
Push left lever
forward more than
the right lever
Reverse Travel
Right Turn
Pull left lever back
more than right
lever
Reverse Travel
Pull back both
levers evenly
N = Neutral or Stopped Travel [ Return both levers evenly to the neutral position. ]
Direction of arrows indicate direction of machine travel.
The further the levers are moved away from the neutral position, the faster the machine will travel.
To turn the mower LEFT or RIGHT, slow the speed of the wheel in the direction you want to turn.
To CHANGE DIRECTION, slowly move levers to neutral and move the lever forward in the direction of travel you want to go.
Figure 1
C-2
ENCORE
SER VICE LOCATOR
CHAR T
13
12
7
3
18
9
1
2
5
6 8
13 4
10
1
9
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
Front Caster Wheel Bearings (2)
Front Caster Pivot Bearing Zerks (2)
Engine Oil Fill & Dipstick
Hour Meter
Engine Air Filter
Engine Oil Filter
Fuel Tank
Engine Fuel Filter
Fuel Shut-off Valve
Fuel Tank w/ Cup Holder
Hydraulic Bypass
Engine Vent Screen
Drive Tires
Pump Belt ( 353112 )
Blade Drive Belt ( 353114 )
Front Casters Wheels
14” Blade ( 423029 )
Located inside the seat frame
under operators seat:
1. Time delay module
2. Relays
3. Fuse Block
4. Start Relay
5. Battery
Belt Tensioner
Adjustment
15
17
VIEWED FROM UNDER OF DECK
11
16
11
14
Figure 2
VIEWED FROM TOP OF UNIT
D-1
ENCORE
Lubrication
MAINTENANCE INFO
1. Do not adjust mower or change attachments
unless the engine has beenstopped and the key
has been removed.
2. Good maintenance, wiping up gasoline and oil
spills, will reduce potential fire hazards.
The following recommendations on lubrication chart
below should be adhered to. Environmental conditions
may be cause to vary frequency. Grease points are
pointed out in Figure 2.
Description of Maintenance Task
Service Intervals
Blades - sharpen & securely fastened to 65 ft-lbs
Every 10 hours
Check fuel level
Daily
Discharge chute - securely in place & in lowest
position
Daily
Verify safety start interlock system
Daily
Visually inspect tires
Daily
Visually inspect unit for loose hardware and/or
damaged parts
Daily
5. Allow time for the engine to cool down prior to
storing mower. Do not storemower or gasoline
near any open flame or where gasoline fumes may
be ignited.
Check battery connections
Every 50 hours
Check tire pressure with a guage
Every 50 hours
Check pump drive belt tension & condition
Every 100 hours
Check blade drive belt tension & condition
Every 100 hours
6. Always replace worn or broken parts with genuine
Encore repair parts purchased from an authorized
Encore dealer. Using anything other than Encore
repair parts may void all Encore factory warranties.
Check deck drive belt tension & condition
Every 100 hours
Tighten lug nuts on wheels
Every 100 hours
Check oil level in engine
See Note A
Change engine oil & filter
See Note A
Change fuel filter
See Note A
OIL AND FILTER
Clean air intake screen
See Note A
Clean cylinder / head fins
See Note A
Since the hydraulic drives on the Encore Rider are
lifetime lubricated there are no required filter and or oil
changes required. Please refer to the engine manual for
engine lubrication recommendations.
Clean foam element
See Note A
Clean paper element
See Note A
Replace air cleaner paper element
See Note A
Clean and regap or replace spark plugs
See Note A
3. To insure that the mower will remain in safe
operating condition, check and tighten all bolts,
nuts and screws. Especially make certain the
blade bolt/nuts are always tightened properly.
4. Never adjust governor on engine to a faster speed.
The engine manufacturer adjusts the engine RPM
to the proper setting.
Note:
A. Refer to Supplied Engine Manufactures Owner’s Manual for all
maintance and engine manufactures warranty policy information
 CAUTION:
BATTERY
DO NOT SPILL OIL OR GREASE ON BELTS.
The battery is located under the seat of the machine.
The gel-cell battery is maintenance free.
TIRE PRESSURE
This vehicle has been designed to achieve maximum
operator comfort and ride. This cannot be achieved
without proper tire pressure. A low pressure gauge is
required to check the front tires.
Front Tires - 14 PSI
Rear Tires - 20 PSI
NOTES:
The Encore Rider is driven and steered by the rear
wheels.
REAR TIRE CIRCUMFERENCE DIRECTLY EFFECTS
THE TRACKING OF THE MACHINE.
If the machine will not drive in a straight line, check
air pressure and adjust accordingly.
 CAUTION:
When servicing the battery or any other part of the
electrical system, or if the battery must be removed
for any reason, always, disconnect negative (ground)
cable FIRST and reconnect it LAST to avoid possibility
of electrical shorts.
At temperatures below 32° F (0° C), full charge state
must be maintained to prevent cell electrolyte from
freezing and causing permanent battery damage.
For longest service life, battery should be kept clean by
wiping it off with a paper towel. Any corrosion around
battery should be removed by applying a solution of
one part baking soda to four parts water. A light coating
of grease or petroleum jelly may be applied to all
exposed terminal surfaces to prevent corrosion.
D-2
ENCORE
Belt Adjustment
Remove key from the ignition switch. The blade
drive belt may be accessed by removing belt shields.
Spring tension should be maintained by having
Deck Height
Adjustment
Blade Drive Belt
Tensioner Eyebolt
TO FRONT OF MOWER
Blade Drive Belt
353114
DECK BELT ROUTING
Fig. 3
Simplied View
Top View of the Deck
approximately 1/8” stretch between coils. Turning the
nut on the eyebolt clockwise will decrease tension.
When installing a blade drive belt please refer to
figure 3 for routing the blade drive belt. The pump belt
A
TO FRONT OF MOWER
1/4” Height Adj.
Tab Position
1/2” Height Adj.
Tab Position
PUMP BELT ROUTING
Simplied View
Pump Belt Tensioner
Fig. 5
Pump Belt
353112
Fig. 4
Height of cut positions are drilled at 1/2 inch
increments. To add 1/4 inch to the setting you must
first remove the #4 hairpin cotter, pull pin and rotate
the tab to the vertical position. The foot pedal must be
depressed slightly in order to replace the pin in tab.
See Fig. 5
Top View
may be accessed from under the rear chassis. The
pump belt is removed by unhooking the tensioner
spring to provide slack in the belt for removal. When
installing a pump belt please refer to figure 4 for the
routing the pump belt.
Bypass Valve
In some applications, it is desirable to move the
machine for short distances at low speeds without
operating the engine. See Fig. 6
Right Side Bypass
Fig. 6
D-3
Left Side Bypass
ENCORE
Mower Blades
DECK LEVELING
ADJUSTMENT
Check sharpness of mower blades after every 10 hours
of operation. To sharpen blades proceed as follows:
Before checking the deck level make sure that tire
pressures are at the proper level. Begin by setting the
deck to a fixed position and pointing the blades to the
front edge of the deck.
Measuring from the blade to the ground on each side
of the deck will give the best reading. To adjust deck
position loosen the bolt on the deck hanger bracket
and move bolt in the slot either up or down depending
which way you need to move the deck. You should
 CAUTION:
TURN OFF ENGINE AND REMOVE KEY BEFORE
MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS.
 Block front end of mower up or run front up on
ramps.
 Remove blade by turning bolt counter clockwise.
 Blades should be discarded when worn excessively.
See Sketch.
Adjuster Bolt
.EW"LADE
Locking Nut
25 Degrees
When Notch Starts
Discard Blade
Dangerous!
 Sharpen blade with a hand file, electric grinder or
blade sharpener. Wear gloves and eye protection
when sharpening. Grind blade at original bevel.
Fig. 7
always maintain at least a 1/8 inch of deck pitch from
front to back. Also all four chains must support the deck
equally or must have equal tension on them.
Tracking Adjustment
Before adjusting
the tracking you
must be sure that
the tire pressures
are equal. If the
machine will not
track straight on
a flat surface it
+
may be adjusted
by moving the
Stop Bolt
stop bolt (located
by either control
arm) clockwise to
Fig. 8
increase ground
speed and counter clockwise to decrease ground
speed. Normally only one side is adjusted to match the
ground speed of the other pump.
 Check balance of blade by positioning the blade on
a nail or blade balance pedestal. Grind the blade
on the end that is heavier until both sides balance.
 Do not wear
loose fitting
clothing which
could get caught
in moving parts.
Always be sure
to wear adequate
protective clothing.
Wearing safety glasses and safety shoes is
advisable.
 Reinstall blades. Refer to Figure 9 for further
information
Important Note:
Cup side of spring washer
goes against blade.
Blade
Spring
Washer
Blade
Bolt
Figure 9
D-4
TO ENGINE
GROUND
BLACK 16 GA.
E-1
RED 14 GA.
WHT / LT. GREEN 18 GA.
.
RELAY
583351
87
N/O
PARK BRAKE SWITCH
523034
LT. GREEN 18 GA.
BLACK 16 GA.
BLK/WHT 16 GA.
N/C
PURPLE 18 GA.
ENGINE FUEL
SOLENOID
GA
STARTER RELAY
422150
A BCDE F
N/O
CLUTCH
CONN.
LT. BLUE 14 GA.
ENGINE KILL
RIB SIDE
16
LT. BLUE/RED 18 GA.
K
AC
BL
YELLOW 18 GA.
86
30
N/O
CLUTCH
SWITCH
523031
SEAT SWITCH
353048
HOUR METER
523283
BLACK 18 GA.
GROUND TO
ENGINE
BLACK 14 GA.
LT. BLUE/RED 18 GA.
ENGINE
CHARGING
RED /BLACK STP. 18 GA.
RED 12 GA.
15 AMP FUSE
85
87a
TO POS. SIDE OF
STARTER SOLENOID
WHT / LT. GREEN
18 GA.
TIME DELAY
REAR VIEW OF
MODULE CONN.
583423
BLK/WHT 16 GA.
20 AMP FUSE
FUSE BLOCK
WHT / LT. GREEN
18 GA.
ORG / LT. GRN 18 GA.
RT
NEUTRAL
SWITCH
593041
N/C
LT. BLUE 14 GA.
YEL / LT. BLUE 18 GA.
RED 12 GA.
WIRE
JUNCTION
RED /BLACK STP. 18 GA.
ORANGE 12 GA.
IGNITION SWITCH
423027
N/O
LT
NEUTRAL
SWITCH
593041
N/O
ENCORE
ENCORE PART # 353132
WIRE HARNESS FOR F42B18 ; BRIGGS VANGUARD 18HP
LT. BLUE/RED 18 GA.
LT. BLUE/RED 18 GA.
WHITE 16 GA.
LT. BLUE 14 GA.
Notes
F-1
Notes
F-2
0809 A ,ENCORE MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
All rights reserved. Contents subject to change.
FUZION
F42B18 - OPERATORS MANUAL
Part Number
933204
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