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YTH2042
Owner's Manual
Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) is acceptable for use in this machine.
The use of any gasoline exceeding 10% ethanol (E10) will void the product warranty.
532 43 56-85 Rev. 4
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    YTH2042 Owner's Manual Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) is acceptable for use in this machine. The use of any gasoline exceeding 10% ethanol (E10) will void the product warranty. 532 43 56-85 Rev. 4...

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    SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers DANGER: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROW ING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn WARNING: In order to prevent ac ci den tal off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove starting when setting up, trans port ing,...

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    SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers III. CHILDREN • If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately. • Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten securely. WARNING. CHILDREN CAN BE INJURED BY THIS EQUIPMENT. The American Academy GENERAL SERVICE of Pediatrics recommends that children be a •...

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    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manu fac tured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Gasoline Capacity 3.0 Gallons/11,35 L and type: Regular Unleaded Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service Oil Type: SAE 30 (above 32°F/0°C)

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    UNASSEMBLED PARTS Keys Slope Sheet (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use (2) Keys ASSEMBLY Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY ADJUST SEAT (See Fig. 2) •...

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    ASSEMBLY ✓ CHECKLIST CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRAC TOR, WE for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST for best cutting performance.

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    OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. HIGH FAST SLOW REVERSE NEUTRAL CHOKE IGNITION SWITCH ENGINE START ENGINE ON PARKING BRAKE MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT ENGINE OFF REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS)

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    OPERATION KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and ad just ments. Save this manual for future reference. Fig.

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    OPERATION The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye dam age. Always wear safety glass es or eye shields while operating your tractor or per form ing any adjustments or repairs. We rec om mend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or stan dard safety glasses.

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    OPERATION TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 8) Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with The position of the attachment lift lever (A) determines the the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will cutting height.

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    OPERATION BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE TOWING CARTS & OTHER AT TACH MENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your trac- tor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the while on a slope, is dangerous.

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    OPERATION • Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to “START” CAUTION: At any time, during step 4, there position and release key as soon as engine starts. may be movement of the drive wheels. Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen sec onds per minute.

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    MAINTENANCE BEFORE EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE MAINTENANCE EACH SEASON STORAGE SCHEDULE HOURS HOURS HOURS HOURS Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence & ROS Systems Check for Loose Fasteners Check/Replace Mower Blades Lubrication Chart Check Battery Level Clean Battery and Terminals Clean Debris Off Steering Plate ck Transaxle Cooling...

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    MAINTENANCE TRACTOR CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade ap- Always observe safety rules when per form ing any proved by the manufacturer of your tractor. main te nance. Using a blade not approved by the manu- facturer of your tractor is hazardous, could BRAKE OPERATION damage your tractor and void your warranty.

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    MAINTENANCE TRANSAXLE MAINTENANCE OIL DRAIN VALVE The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean CLOSED to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine LOCKED POSITION is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent pos - si ble damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or DRAIN steam to clean transmission.

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    MAINTENANCE IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 18) DECK WASHOUT PORT (See Fig. 20) The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel Your tractor’s deck is equipped with a washout port on filter becomes clogged, ob struct ing fuel flow to car bu re tor, its surface as part of its deck wash system.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SE RI OUS IN JU RY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: • Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral position. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. •...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • ATTACH MOWER SIDE SUSPENSION ARMS (A) TO • Insert end of link (E) into hole in front mower bracket CHASSIS - Position hole in arm over pin (B) on outside and secure with washer and retainer spring (J). of tractor chassis and secure with retainer spring.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO LEVEL MOWER • If adjustment is necessary, see step in Visual Adjust- ment instructions above. Make sure tires are properly inflated to the PSI shown on • Recheck measurements, adjust if necessary until both tires. If tires are over or under inflated, it may affect the sides are equal.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 32) (See Fig. 31) Park the tractor on level surface. En gage parking brake. The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. For as sis tance, there is a belt installation guide decal on Park the tractor on level surface.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 33) WASH ERS RE TAIN ING The motion control lever has been pre set at the factory RING and adjustment should not be necessary. • Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, AXLE and lightly tighten.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 36) TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 37) WARNING: Do not short battery ter mi - • Raise hood. nals by allowing a wrench or any other • Unsnap headlight wire connector. object to contact both terminals at the •...

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    STORAGE ENGINE Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS WARNING: Never store the trac tor with FROM FORMING IN ES SEN TIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH gas o line in the tank inside a building AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FIL TER, FUEL HOSE, OR TANK...

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    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 1. Fill fuel tank. Will not start 2. Engine not “CHOKED” properly. 2. See “TO START ENGINE” in Operation section. 3. Engine flooded. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Bad spark plug. 4.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine continues 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not system. corrected, contact an authorized service center/ to run when oper- department. ator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1.

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 DECALS PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 14 50-05 Decal, Battery Dnge/Poi 532 41 16-58 Decal, Fender Warn./Instructions 532 17 05-63 Decal, Warning 532 42 91-96 Decal, Badge Logo...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 SCHEMATIC SCH11 BATTERY SOLENOID STARTER FUSE AMMETER BLACK (OPTIONAL) WHITE WHITE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH (CLUTCH OFF) BLACK CLUTCH/BRAKE GRAY (PEDAL UP) REVERSE SWITCH BLACK (NOT IN REVERSE) BLACK BLACK...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 ELECTRICAL T01S With 12V Outlet Option With Service Minder Option...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 ELECTRICAL PART DESCRIPTION 532 16 34-65 Battery 874 76 04-12 Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 532 41 41-25 Box Battery 532 17 61-38 Switch Interlock Push-In 532 18 37-59...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 CHASSIS chassis-tex_TEX GT HUSQ_90...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 CHASSIS PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 873 90 05-00 Nut Lock Hex Flange 5/16-18 532 40 50-12 Logo 532 44 84-46 Dash 532 40 41-37 Plug Dash 532 41 45-80 Console Asm.

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 DRIVE 80 125 drive-tex_K46_fender_18...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 DRIVE PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION – – – – – – Transaxle, Tufftorq K46BA 532 42 91-64 Nut Push .625 (Order parts from transaxle 532 40 52-57 Latch Brake Parking...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 ENGINE OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT SPARK ARRESTER engine-tex_BS_48...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 ENGINE PART DESCRIPTION – – – – – – Engine Briggs Model No. 331777- 1457-G1 (Order parts from engine manufacturer) 532 18 86-55 Muffler 532 19 43-20 Keeper Belt Engine...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 STEERING ASSEMBLY steering-tex_HUSQHR_3...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 STEERING ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 532 42 34-69 Wheel, Steering 532 19 59-68 Axle Asm., Front 532 40 30-87 Spindle Asm., LH 532 40 30-88 Spindle Asm., RH 532 12 49-31...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 MOWER DECK 42_D_man-tex_LT_33_r3...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 MOWER DECK PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 19 90-92 Spacer, Retainer 532 40 29-99 Mower Housing 817 00 06-16 Screw 3/8-16 x 1 532 19 51-86 Arm Suspension...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 MOWER LIFT 101* lift-tex_22 *Key 91 may be substituted for Key 101 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 19 51-81 Link Asm Lift LH Rear 532 42 20-27 Shaft Asm., Lift 817 00 06-12 Screw Hex Wsh.

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96043010602), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 01-06 SEAT ASSEMBLY seat-tex_6-tex LT PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 873 80 05-00 Nut, Lock 5/16-18 unc 532 42 40-67 Seat 532 19 76-61 Handle Slide Seat 532 18 01-66...

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    SERVICE NOTES...

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    02.20.12 BD Printed in the U.S.A.

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