Safety Rules & Information Read the Manual The operator’s manual contains important safety information you need to be aware of BEFORE you operate your unit as well as DURING operation. Safe operating techniques, an explanation of the product’s features and controls, and maintenance information is included to help you get the most out of your equipment investment.
Moving Parts This equipment has many moving parts that can injure you or someone else. However, if you are seated in the seat properly, and follow all the rules in this book, the unit is safe to operate. The mower deck has spinning mower blades that can amputate hands and feet. Do not allow anyone near the equipment while it is running! To help you, the operator, use this equipment safely, it is equipped with an operator-present safety system.
Safety Rules & Information 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 mowing deck is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects.
SLOPE OPERATION Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tip- over accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not operate on it.
Safety Rules & Information SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE Safe Handling of Gasoline 1. Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition. 2. Use only approved gasoline containers. 3. Never remove the gas cap or add fuel with the engine running.
Identification Numbers When contacting your authorized dealer for replacement parts, service, or information you MUST have these numbers. Record your model name/number, manufacturer’s identification numbers, and engine serial numbers in the space provided for easy access. These numbers can be found in the locations shown.
Safety Decals Safety Decals This unit has been designed and manufactured to provide 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 effectively, we have placed several safety labels on the unit to remind you of this important information while you...
Decals Locations CAUTION CAUTION Pinch Point Pinch Point When installing or removing the mower deck, do not When installing or removing the mower deck, do not place hands between mower lift linkage and frame rail. place hands between mower lift linkage and frame rail. 1732070 1732070 Caution, Pinch Point...
Features & Controls Control Functions The information below briefly describes the function of individual controls. Starting, stopping, driving, and mowing require the combined use of several controls applied in specific sequences. To learn what combination and sequence of controls to use for various tasks see the OPERATION section. Throttle Control The throttle controls engine speed.
Reverse Mowing Option (RMO) The Reverse Mowing Option allows for mowing (or use of other PTO driven attachments) while traveling in reverse. If you choose to mow in reverse, turn the RMO key after the PTO is engaged. The L.E.D. light will illuminate, and the operator can then mow in reverse.
Features & Controls Parking Brake Function Applying the Parking Brake - See Figure 2. To lock the parking brake, release the ground speed pedals (A), fully depress the brake pedal (B), pull UP on the parking brake knob (C), and then release brake pedal. Releasing the Parking Brake - See Figure 2.
SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM TESTS This unit is equipped with safety interlock switches and other safety devices. These safety systems are present for your safety: do not attempt to bypass safety switches, and never tamper with safety devices. Check their operation regularly. Operational SAFETY Checks Your unit is equipped with a seat switch safety system.
Operating the Tractor Stopping The Tractor & Engine 1. Return the ground speed control(s) to neutral. 2. Disengage the PTO and wait for all moving parts to stop. 3. Briggs & Stratton Models: Move the throttle control to SLOW position and turn the ignition key to OFF. Remove the key.
Mower Deck Removal & Installation WARNING Engage parking brake, disengage PTO, stop engine and remove key before attempting to install or remove the mower. Removing the Mower Deck 1. Park tractor on a hard, level surface such as a concrete floor. Turn off PTO switch and engine, remove the key and apply parking brake.
Operating the Tractor Adjusting Mower Cutting Height The cutting height lift lever (A, Figure 7) controls the mower cutting height. The cutting height is has seven positions between approximately 1-1/4” and 4” (3,2-10 cm). Attaching a Trailer The maximum horizontal drawbar force allowed is 280 Newton.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE & PROCEDURES The following schedule should be followed for normal care of your tractor and mower. SAFETY ITEMS Check Safety Interlock System Check Tractor Brakes Check Mower Blade Stopping Time TRACTOR MAINTENANCE ITEMS Check Tractor/Mower for loose hardware Check / Clean Cooling Fins (If Equipped) Check / Adjust PTO Clutch Lubricate Tractor &...
Regular Maintenance Safety Interlock System Check Service Interval: Every Fall & Spring Check the function of the safety interlock system using the test procedure found on page 13 of this manual. If the tractor fails any of the tests, see your dealer. Blade Brake Check Service Interval: Every 100 Hours or Fall &...
Transmission Identification To determine what transmission is in your tractor, check the identification tag attached to the axle of the transmission (Figure 11), or check your tractor’s parts book. Transmission Maintenance K46 Maintenance The K46 is a sealed unit and does not require regular maintenance.
Regular Maintenance Lubrication Service Interval: Every 25 Hours Lubricate the unit at the locations shown in Figures 14- 16 as well as the lubrication points listed. Generally, all moving metal parts should be oiled where contact is made with other parts. Keep oil and grease off belts and pulleys.
Figure 15. Arbor Lubrication Points Lubricate Rear Axle Shafts Service Interval: Yearly We recommend removing the rear wheel hubs and lubricating the axle shafts yearly. This prevents the wheel hubs from seizing onto the axle shaft and makes future service easier. 1.
Regular Maintenance 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. WARNING For your personal safety, blade mounting capscrews must each be installed with two spring washers or a hex washer and spring washer, then securely tightened.
Check & Fill Engine Oil Service Interval: Before each use, and every 8 hours. 1. Turn the engine off, and set the parking brake to PARK. 2. Clean the area around the dip stick (C, Figure 22 or 23). 3. Remove the dip stick (C) and clean it with a paper towel.
Regular Maintenance Oil Drain Valve Operation 1. Place a suitable container with a 4 quart capacity under the oil drain valve (A, Figure 22 or 23). 2. Loosen or remove the dip stick (C, Figure 22 or 23). 3. Wipe oil drain valve (B, Figure 24) and cover (C) with paper towel or rag.
Air Filter & Pre-Cleaner Service BRIGGS & STRATTON TWO CYLINDER MODELS Service Interval: Pre-Cleaner: Every 25 hours or as required. Air Filter: Every 50 hours or as required. Replacement Interval: Pre-Cleaner: As required. Air Filter: Every 200 hours or once per season. Air Filter Removal &...
Regular Maintenance Air Filter & Pre-Cleaner Service BRIGGS & STRATTON SINGLE CYLINDER MODELS Service Interval: Pre-Cleaner: Every 25 hours or as required. Air Filter: Every 50 hours or as required. Replacement Interval: Pre-Cleaner: As required. Air Filter: Every 200 hours or once per season. Air Filter Removal &...
Replace Spark Plug Service Interval: Yearly Spark Plug Gap: .030” (.76mm) Replacement Spark Plug Resistor Spark Plug, Champion RC12YC 1. Stop the engine and allow it to cool. 2. See Figures 31or 32. Clean the area around the spark plug. 3.
Troubleshooting, Adjustment, & Service Troubleshooting While normal care and regular maintenance will extend the life of your equipment, prolonged or constant use may eventually require that service be performed to allow it to continue operating properly. The troubleshooting guide below lists the most common problems, their causes, and remedies.
Tractor Troubleshooting Cont. Tractor drive belt slips. Brake will not hold. Tractor steers hard or handles poorly. Troubleshooting the Mower PROBLEM Mower will not raise. Mower cut is uneven. Mower cut is rough looking. Engine stalls easily with mower engaged. Excessive mower vibration.
Troubleshooting, Adjustment, & Service Seat Adjustment The seat can be adjusted forward and back. Move the lever (A, Figure 33), position the seat as desired, and release the lever to lock the seat into position. Battery Charging WARNING Keep open flames and sparks away from the battery;...
PTO clutch adjustment WARNING To avoid serious injury, perform adjustments only with engine stopped, key removed and tractor on level ground. Check the PTO clutch adjustment after every 250 hours of operation. Also perform the following procedure if the clutch is slipping or will not engage, or if a new clutch has been installed.
Troubleshooting, Adjustment, & Service Fuse Replacement The fuse is a 20-amp blade type automotive fuse located behind the battery on the steering tower. Replace only with the same rated fuse, 20-amp. To replace the fuse: 1. Open the hood and locate the fuse holder (B, Figure 36) and fuse (A).
WARNING Before checking mower, shut off PTO and engine, remove the key, and allow all moving parts to stop. Leveling The Mower If the cut is uneven, the mower may need leveling. Unequal or improper tire pressure may also cause an uneven cut.
Troubleshooting, Adjustment, & Service Mower Belt Replacement To avoid damaging belts, DO NOT PRY BELTS OVER PULLEYS. Note: It is not necessary to remove the mower to install a new belt. However, for easier access mower can be removed. See Mower Removal in the Operation section. 1.
NOTE: Specifications are correct at time of printing and are subject to change without notice. ENGINE: 20 HP* Briggs & Stratton Make Briggs & Stratton Model Intek Horsepower 20 @ 3600 rpm Displacement 30.5 Cu. in (582cc) Electrical System 12 Volt, 9 amp. Alternator, Battery: 230 CCA Oil Capacity 64 Oz.
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