FORWARD The Tank Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Commercial Riding Mower provides superb maneuverability, mid-mount cutting capability for professional landscapers, commercial lawn service compa- nies, professional turf managers and golf course superintendents. The machine incorporates many safety features that should be studied by all operators and maintenance personnel before use.
GENERAL SAFETY OPERATIONS A. DANGER Do not operate machine in confined areas where exhaust gases can accumulate. Do not operate machine without mower chute deflector in place and operational. Do not carry passengers. B. WARNING 1. Do not operate machines under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
11. When looking for oil leaks, never run your hand over hydraulic hoses, lines or fittings. Never tighten or adjust hydraulic hoses, lines or fittings while the system is under pressure. If high-pressure oil penetrates the skin, the oil must be removed within a few hours by a doc- tor familiar with this form of injury or serious complications may result.
blade bolts are tight before restarting the engine. 13. Never leave the mower unattended without: turning off the blade clutch switch; placing the left and right steering levers in the neutral opened-out position; moving the throttle to slow; setting the parking brake; shutting off the engine and taking the key from the ignition switch.
SAFETY DECALS AND LABELS WARNING SHIELD MISSING DO NOT OPERATE Part Number: 00030635 Part Number: 01003452 Part Number: 01003451 WARNING Engage parking brake when leaving the machine. Do not add fuel while the engine is hot or running. Stop engine, disconnect spark plug before adjusting or servicing. Before leaving operator's position: Disengage implement drive.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Figure. 1 Tach and Electric Blade Hour Meter Clutch Switch Ignition Switch A.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.
b. Avoid turning downhill if possible, if not use extra care and go slowly. c. Avoid turning when going downhill, traction is at a minimum going downhill. d. Do not operate with discharge side of the mower toward streets, buildings, play- grounds, parking lots, other machines, ani- mals, and other people.
Steering Levers Deck Lift Handle Brake Figure. 3 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.
C.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 (for a gasoline engine), fill the fuel tank (beside the engine on the left or right side of the mower).
Raise the mowing deck to the transport position using the transport lever. g. Use the transport lever to lower the mow- ing deck to the cutting position and repeat step “b.” above to make sure that the desired cutting height has been attained. If the dimensions are not correct, repeat steps “c.”...
3. Move both lap bars out of the neutral/ start position to the neutral position (toward center of machine). Slowly, move both lap bars toward the front of the machine until the machine begins to move forward — release the lap bars and the machine should stop.
Note: Do not hold the key in the “Start” position for more than 10 seconds or you may damage the starter. If the engine does not start in this time, wait about 30 seconds and try again. Gasoline Engine: Once the engine starts, push the choke on halfway and as the engine warms, push the choke off all the way.
Figure. 6 MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug wires or remove the key from the ignition to prevent the engine from accidentally starting before performing any maintenance on this mower. A. Mower Deck 1. Removing the Mower Deck: a.
a. Set the parking brake. b. Clean any debris from the blades. Keep blades sharp and free of build up at all times. c. Sharpen blades evenly at the original 30° angle to maintain balanced cutting blades. Do not sharpen the underside of the blades.
Figure. 8 Hydraulic Tank 1. Adding Hydraulic Oil (use SAE14W 40) a. Place the Mower on a level surface and engage the parking brake. b. Stop the engine and remove the key from the ignition switch. Clean the area around the Hydraulic Oil fill neck.
c. Store the battery with a full charge. A dis- charged battery will freeze (refer to the table below). Specific Gravity Freezing Temp (°F) 1.265 1.250 1.200 1.150 1.100 d. Recharge battery when ever the specific gravity value is less than 1.225 Battery Removal Warning: When removing the cables from the battery...
occurs. Engage the BBC (PTO Clutch) a couple of times, and re-check the air-gap. If it is not between the specs listed on page 24, repeat the adjustment procedure. b. Parking Brake Switch: Sit in the opera- tor’s seat. With both steering levers opened-out in the neutral position and the blade clutch switch “off”, release the park- ing brake and try to start the engine.
2. Leaking Tires: When a flat tire occurs, repair or replace immediately. The normal procedure is to remove the wheel and replace it with a spare. Take the leaking tire to a maintenance area and repair. If a tire is getting soft, park the mower on the nearest level, paved area.
Note: The pumps are not owner-repairable. If a pump fails, contact your Cub Cadet Com- mercial dealer. Do not disassemble the pump. 4. Steering Lever Adjustments: Place the mower on level ground with the engine run- ning, parking brake off and steering levers opened out to the neutral position.
tion the mower moves — to the front or the rear. To make the adjustment, place the steer- ing levers in the opened-out neutral position and set the parking brake, shutoff the engine, take the key from the ignition switch and pivot the seat forward.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE A. Daily Checks 1. Before starting engine: a. Check the fuel level.** b. Check the engine oil level.** c. Check the hydraulic oil level. d. Check the hydraulic hoses for leaks, abra- sion, kinks, twists, or a flattened condition. e.
OIL CHART Apply a few drops of engine oil 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 Description DAILY Deck Suspension Pivots...
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.
g. Verify proper throttle adjustment by check- ing RPM readings as outlined above. 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.
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 transport lever, lower the mowing deck into the 4" height of cut position.
Cadet Commercial dealer subject to the above time and coverage limitations. Upon completion of your purchase, the Serial Number/s of the unit will be registered with the Cub Cadet. This will initiate and validate your limited warranty and the applicable Warranty Period.