Trim Installation Face Mask installation: 1. Position the face mask onto the unit with the hook in the middle grille slot, and line up with the holes on the outside of the side panels (note that the front of the face mask must be in the “V”...
Servicing the Mower Blades..STORAGE ..I7 Temporary Storage..Long T e n Storage..Starting After Storage..0 1996 Simplicity Mfg, Inc. All Rights TP L00-20L3-03-RG-SnA TROUBLESHOOTING & REPAIR..18 General..Troubleshooting The Tractor ...
Tractor & Mower Identification IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS Record your model name/number, tractor and mower deck manufacturer numbers and engine serial number in the space provided for easy reference. The Tractor I.D. tag is located on the left-side, of the frame, as shown below. The Mower Deck I.D.
Read these safety rules and follow them closely. Failure to obey these rules could result in loss of control of unit, severe personal injury or death to you, or bystanders, or damage to property or equipment. This mow- ina deck is caDable of amoutatina hands and feet and throwina obiects. The triangle a in text signi- fies important cautions or warnings which must be followed.
Safety Rules CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the unit and the mowing activity. Never assume that chil- dren will remain where you last saw them. Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.
GENERAL This unit has been designed and manufactured to pro- vide you with the safety and reliability you would expect from an industry leader in outdoor power equipment manufacturing. Although reading this manual and the safety instructions it contains will provide you with the necessary basic knowledge to operate this equipment safely and effec- tively, we have placed several safety labels on the unit to remind you of this important information while you are...
Features & Controls CONTROLS - HYDRO MODEL 4. Steering Wheel 3. Engine Throttle Control :. Parking Brake Knob I. Ignition Key/Switch 3. Headlight Switch r. PTO (Electric Clutch) Switch 3. Mower Height Adjustment Lever i. Brake Pedal Forward Direction Pedal I.
GENERAL Before first time operation, drive in an open area without mowing, to become accustomed to the unit. Be sure to read all information in the Safety and Operation sections before attempting to operate this tractor and mower. WARNING - SLOPE OPERATION Never operate on slopes greater than 30 percent (16.7”) which is a rise of three feet vertically in 10 feet horizontally.
Operation Figure 4. Mower Deck - Right Side A. Clip C. Height Adjustment Lever B. Pin 84 Clip MOWER INSTALLATION & REMOVAL WARNING Engage parking brake, disengage PTO, stop engine and remove key before attempting to install or remove the mower. NOTE: Perform mower removal and installation on a hard, level surface such as a concrete floor.
CHECKS BEFORE STARTING 1. Make sure you have proper wheel or counterweights installed if required. See Slope Operation in the Safety Rules section. Make sure any slopes are with- in required limits. 2. Check that crankcase is filled to full mark on dipstick. See the engine Operator’s Manual for instructions and oil recommendations.
4. On hydro model, release the parking brake by depressing the brake pedal (A, figure Et), then press down on either pedal (I or J, figure 2) for the desired direction and speed of travel. On gear model, fully depress clutch/brake pedal (A, figure 8) to release the parking brake and disengage the clutch.
GENERAL For the first use of the mower, choose a smooth level area. Cut long straight strips overlapping slightly. The size and type of area to be mowed determines the best mowing pattern to use. Obstructions such as trees, fences and buildings must also be considered. Where possible, make one or two passes in a counterclockwise direction around the outside of the area to keep the cut grass off fences and walks.
Mowing Patterns & lips Change the mowing pattern each time. If mulching baffles are removed, the original deflector must be in operating position for safe side-discharge mowing. How Much Grass To Cut Off Removing too much grass height in one cutting may result in an unsatisfactory cut: wind rowing, clumping, or uneven dispersal of clippings may result.
SCHEDULE The following schedule should be followed for normal care of your tractor and mower. You will need to keep a record of your operating time. Determining operating time is easily accomplished by multiplying the time it takes to do one job by the number of times you’ve done the job, or you can install the optional hour meter.
TRANSAXLE - HYDRO MODELS The hydro transaxle is a sealed unit. The transaxle is filled with oil and does not require any further lubrication unless a service overhaul is performed BATTERY MAINTENANCE Checking the Battery Fluid 1. Raise the seat by tilting it forward to gain access to the battery.
NormalCare SERVICING THE MOWER BLADES WARNING For your personal safety, do not handle the sharp mower blades with bare hands. Careless or improper handling of blades may result in serious injury. 1. Remove mower from the tractor. Sea Mower Installation & Removal. 2.
Never store the tractor, with gasoline in engine or fuel tank, in a heated shelter or in enclosed, poorly ventilated enclosures. Gasoline fumes may reach an open flame, spark or pilot light (such as a furnace, water heater, clothes dryer, etc.) and cause an explosion. Handle gasoline carefully.
GENERAL This section of the manual provides troubleshooting and repair instructions for the more common and easily cor- rected problems. For other problems, it is recommended that you contact your dealer. WARNING To avoid serious injury, perform maintenance on the tractor or mower only when the engine is stopped and the parking brake engaged.
Tractor will not move with transmission in forward or reverse position. 1. Brake is not fully released. See Brake Adjustments. 2. Transmission release lever (hydro models) not fully in drive position. See Pushing The Tractor By Hand. TROUBLESHOOTING THE MOWER Mower cut is uneven.
Troubleshooting & Repair 6. Charae the batten/ until fullv charoed specific gravity ofihe electrolyte is 1.250 or higher and the electrolyte temperature is at least 60” F). The best method of making certain a battery is fully charged, but not over charged, is to measure the specific gravity of a cell once per hour.
THIS HOOK-UP FOR NEGATIVE GROUND VEHICLES MAKE CERTAIN VEHICLES DO NOT TOUCH Figure 17. Battery Jump Starting Diagram ‘igure 18. Seat Adjustment A. Seat Adjustment Lever SEAT ADJUSTMENT The seat can be moved forward and back bv moving the lever (A, figure 18) underneath the front of the seat,then positioning the seat as desired.
Adjustments View is from right side of tractor with rear wheel removed. Figure 20. Neutral Adjustment - Hydro Model A. Nut B. Neutral Adjustment Rod NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT - HYDRO If the tractor creeps forward or backward with the engine running and both travel pedals released, perform the fol- lowing adjustment: 1.
when the front pedal edge is i/4” above the frame (pedal fully depressed). If it is not, loosen nut (A, figure 21), read- just pedal as necessary, then retighten nut. NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT - GEAR If the tractor creeps forward or backward with the gear selector in the neutral gate and the engine running, per- form the following adjustment: 1.
Measurement should be within l/g” higher at front tips Figure 26. Leveling the Mower Deck Front-to-Back 5. See figure 25. Loosen the outside nut (A) and taptite screw (C), then turn the eccentric nut (B) to raise or lower the left side of the deck. When the mower deck is level, hold the eccentric nut while tightening the outside nut.
Figure 28. PTO (Electric Clutch) Assembly A . P T O C. Washer B. Sleeve D . Capscrew CAUTION To avoid damaging belts, do not pry belts over pulleys. TRACTOR DRNE BELT 1. Park the tractor on a level surface. Disengage the PTO, turn off the engine and set the parking brake.