FOREWORD The Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Riding Mower provides superb maneuverability and mid-mount cut- ting. The machine incorporates many safety features that should be studied by all operators before use. The list of safety precautions should receive particular attention. This manual presents all of the operating and maintenance instructions necessary to keep your mower at peak efficiency.
OPERATE YOUR UNIT. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL- Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the DANGER part of the operator can result in injury.
Debris may build up on the mower deck or contact the engine exhaust presenting a potential fire hazard. 22. Use only accessories approved for this machine by Cub Cadet. Read, understand and follow all instructions provided with the approved accessory. B. SLOPE OPERATION...
Remove the key when the machine is left unattended to prevent unauthorized opera- tion. D. SERVICE Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. Use only an approved con- tainer. Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the engine running.
and is contained within the positive and negative ter- minals as well as within the battery’s internal grid- work of plates and active materials. A. Explosive gases are generated when batteries are re-charged, so sparks, flames and heat sources should be avoided. Loose connections at the battery terminals can produce sprks and heat...connections to the terminals must be kept tight, and the terminals and battery surfaces kept clean of acids and corro-...
SAFETY DECALS AND LABELS Part Number: 777I22444 Part Number: 777S32598 Part Number: 777I22741 Part Number: 777S32839 DANGER KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY. DO NOT OPERATE MOWER UNLESS CHUTE DEFLECTOR OR ENTIRE GRASS CATCHER IS IN ITS PROPER PLACE. ASSEMBLE CHUTE DEFLECTOR TO THIS UNIT BEFORE OPERATING. Part Number: 777S30503 TO R EDU CE THE RISK O F IN JU RY , D O N O T O P E R A T E M O W E R U N L E S S...
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Figure. 1 Hour Meter Electric Blade Clutch Switch E. General 1. When Mowing: a. Keep adults, children, and pets away from the area to be mowed. b. When operating this mower, in the forward direction, do not allow the steering levers to return to neutral on their own.
2. Safety Awareness when Mowing a. Do not operate on steep slopes, those above 15 degrees (27% slope). b. Avoid turning downhill if possible, use extra care and go slowly. c. Avoid turning when going downhill, traction is at a minimum going downhill. d.
Steering Levers Figure. 3 Deck Lift Pedal 4. Electric Blade Clutch Switch: (See Figure 1.) Located on the right side of the mower beside the ignition switch. This is an “on/off” push-pull switch that controls the electric blade clutch which supplies power to the cut- ting blades through the PTO.
G. Initial Adjustments 1. Check the fluid levels and tires: Note: These checks should be made daily, before starting the engine. a. Fuel: Using a good grade of unleaded, regular gasoline, fill the fuel tank (beside the engine on the left side of the mower). When the fuel reaches one inch from the top of the tank, stop.
5. Lubricate all fittings listed in the mainte- nance section. H. Zero Turn Break-In And Operating Procedures DANGER: Reread the “When Mowing” Safety Precautions. The following procedures are suggested for opera- tors of ride-on machines which have zero turn capabilities. 1.
toward the opposite from the side that was advanced — I.E. to turn clockwise (to the Right), move the LEFT lap bar for- ward more than the right side, and to turn counter-clockwise (to the LEFT), move the RIGHT lap bar forward more than the left side.
d. Turn the electric blade clutch switch “Off”. e. Push the choke/throttle control to the full forward position. Insert the key in the ignition and start switch and turn the switch to “On”. g. Turn the ignition key in a clockwise direc- tion to the “Start”...
hair pin Figure. 6 without offset, and with a maximum amount of sharp- ened cutting edge. Mulch- These blades are generally designed for use in cutting decks equipped with mulch baffles. The shape of the blade generally produces higher turbu- lence in order that the grass can be repeatedly cut and re-cut into smaller pieces.
m. Clean up the grass clippings and other materials washed from underneath the mower deck, and dispose of them properly. Hose Coupler (Shown without Hose Attached) Water Port Figure. 7 B.Mower Deck Removing the Mower Deck: a. Apply the parking brake. Remove ignition key and both spark plug caps.
Spindle Figure 8 Changing the Spindle Assembly a. Jack up the front of the mowing deck about one foot and block it in that position. b. Make sure the blade clutch is disengaged. c. Remove the deck cover. d. Remove the drive belts. (See 4. Changing Blade Drive Belts.) e.
4. Installing the Battery Note: The battery is delivered from the fac- tory fully charged and filled with electrolyte. a. Attach the positive (red) cable. b. Attach the negative (black) cable. c. Attach the rubber battery strap. 5. Jump Starting Warning: Failure to use this starting procedure can cause sparking, and the gases in the battery...
stop when you dismount from the opera- tor’s seat, the seat switch must be replaced. d. Electric PTO Clutch: This clutch operates when the engine is running, the operator is in the operator’s seat and the blade clutch switch is turned on. This electric clutch is a fairly trouble free device.
Note: The pumps and motors are not owner-repairable. If a pump fails, contact your Cub Cadet dealer. Do not disassemble the pump/motors. 2. Steering Lever Adjustments: Place the mower on level ground with the engine run- ning, parking brake off and steering levers in neutral position.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE A. Daily Checks 1. Before starting engine: a. Check the fuel level by viewing in the tank. b. Check the engine oil level.** c. Check the hydraulic transaxels for leaks. d. Check the tires and tire pressure. Drive Tires: 8-10 psi. Front Caster Wheels: 20-25 psi.
Apply a few drops of SAE 15W-40 engine oil, grease, or use a spray lubricant. Apply the oil to both sides of pivot points. Wipe off any excess. Start engine and operate mower briefly to insure that oil spreads evenly. Number of Oil Points DAILY WEEKLY...
Performance Adjustments A. High Speed Tracking Adjustment If mower tracks to one side with both lap bars in fully forward position: Check air pressure in all four tires: a. Pressure should be within specified ranges and balanced side-to-side. b. Rear tires 8-10 psi recommended (20 psi MAX.) c.
C. Deck Corner Ball Wheel Roller Settings Matching the set heights of the ball rollers on the four corners of the mower deck to the desired cut height will prevent edge scalping and minimize any side-to-side variance in cut height. There are five height adjustment holes in the bracket that mount the ball rollers to the deck.
F.Deck leveling Procedure Park the mower on a flat paved surface, engage the parking brake, shut off the engine, remove the key from the ignition switch, disconnect the spark plug wires and using the lift pedal, posi- tion the mowing deck into the 3" height of cut position.