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02139
GTH2548
Owner's Manual
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    02139 GTH2548 Owner's Manual...

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    SAFETY RULES SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR RIDE-ON MOWERS IMPORTANT: 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. I. GENERAL OPERATION DO NOT: •...

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    SAFETY RULES SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR RIDE-ON MOWERS • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop WARNING: In order to prevent ac- machine if anyone enters the area. ci den tal start ing when setting up, •...

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    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. Gasoline Capacity 5 Gallons • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and type: Unleaded Regular and using your tractor. Oil Type (API-SF-SJ): SAE 10W30 (above 32°F) • Follow the instructions under “Maintenance”...

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    UNASSEMBLED PARTS Gauge Wheel Steering Wheel (4) Adjusting Bar (4) Clevis Pins Steering Sleeve (4) Wheels (4) Retainer Springs (double loop) Steering Sleeve Extension (4) Washers 3/8 x 3/4 x 14 Ga. Steering Wheel Adapter Steering Wheel Insert (4) Locknut Seat (4) Shoulder Bolt 3/8-16...

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    ASSEMBLY Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.

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    ASSEMBLY NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. INSTALL SEAT (See Fig. 3) Follow the ap pro pri ate instruction below to remove the Seat position should be adjusted forward or backward so tractor from the skid that the operator can comfortably reach clutch/brake pedal TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Op- and safely operate the tractor.

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    ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLE GAUGE WHEELS TO MOWER TO ATTACH NOSE ROLLER DECK (See Fig. 4) (See Fig. 5) • Assemble brackets "A" and "B" to the inside of mower The gauge wheels are designed to keep the mower deck mounting brack ets as shown. Tighten securely. in proper position when operating mower.

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    ASSEMBLY • Position front plate assembly between front mower INSTALL MOWER AND DRIVE BELT brackets. Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes (See Figs. 6 and 7) and insert fl anged pins. Secure pins with double loop Be sure tractor is on level surface and mower suspension retainer springs between the plate assembly and mower arms are raised with attachment lift control.

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    ASSEMBLY ✓ CHECKLIST CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinfl ated at the factory BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRAC- for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important TOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE 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 mean- ing. IGNITION FAST SLOW REVERSE HIGH NEUTRAL CHOKE LIGHTS ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE ENGINE ON PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE ENGINE OFF LOCKED UNLOCKED...

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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 location of various controls and adjustments. Save this man ual for future reference. LIGHT SWITCH HOURMETER AMMETER LIFT LEVER...

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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 vi sion safety mask over spec- tacles or stan dard safe ty glasses.

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    OPERATION TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 9) TO OPERATE ON HILLS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height WARNING: Do not drive up or down in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck hills with slopes greater than 15°...

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    OPERATION BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. • Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL “START” position and release key as soon as engine The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the starts.

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    OPERATION PURGE TRANSMISSION MOWING TIPS • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing CAUTION: Never engage or disengage is attached to tractor. freewheel lever while the engine is run- • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing ning.

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    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE SERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and Interlock Systems Check for Loose Fasteners Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades Lubrication Chart Check Battery Level Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Cooling Check V-Belts Check Engine Oil Level...

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    MAINTENANCE TRACTOR MANDREL ASSEMBLY Always observe safety rules when performing any main- te nance. CENTER BLADE HOLE BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. BLADE BOLT (See “TO ADJUST BRAKE”...

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    MAINTENANCE TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 15 and 16) Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause Determine temperature range expected before oil change. the battery to “leak” power. All oil must meet API service classifi cation SF-SJ. •...

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    MAINTENANCE CLEAN AIR SCREEN IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 17) Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent The fuel fi lter should be replaced once each season. If fuel fi lter becomes clogged, ob struct ing fuel fl ow to car bu re tor, engine dam age from overheating.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER VICE OR AD JUST - MENTS: • Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. • Turn ignition key to “STOP” and remove key. •...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • Position front plate assembly between front mower brackets. Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes SUSPENSION ARM and insert fl anged pins. Secure pins with double loop retainer springs between the plate assembly and mower brack ets.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS BOTH FRONT PLATE LINKS MUST BE BELT RH MAN DREL EQUAL IN LENGTH TENSION ROD SUSPENSION COVER (DIS EN GAGED POSITION) IDLER ELEC TRIC PULLEY CLUTCH PULLEY IDLER PULLEY NUT “C” NUT “D” SPRING PRI MA RY TRUN NION IDLER ARM FRONT PLATE...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • Reinstall mandrel covers and se cure ly tighten all • Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control screws. in “transmission disengaged” position. Pull freewheel con trol out and into the slot and release so it is held in •...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 27) FRONT WHEEL (See Fig. 28) The motion control lever has been pre set at the factory and • Block up axle securely. adjustment should not be necessary. •...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BAT TERY REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 30) (See Fig. 29) WARNING: Do not short battery WARNING: Lead-acid batteries gen- ter mi nals by allowing a wrench or any er ate ex plo sive gases. Keep sparks, other object to contact both terminals fl...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB • Raise hood. HOOD • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill. •...

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    STORAGE Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end ENGINE 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 POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start Out of fuel. Fill fuel tank. Engine not “CHOKED” properly. See “TO START ENGINE” in Operation section. Engine fl ooded. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. Bad spark plug. Replace spark plug. Dirty air fi...

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    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine continues to run Faulty operator-safety presence control system. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not when operator leaves seat corrected, contact an authorized service center/ with attachment clutch department. engaged Poor cut - uneven 1.

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    TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 SCHEMATIC BLACK BATTERY SOLENOID FUSE STARTER AMMETER (OPTIONAL) WHITE BLACK WHITE WHITE BLACK ELECTRIC CLUTCH CLUTCH / BRAKE (PEDAL UP) IGNITION BLACK SWITCH SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) PTO (DISENGAGED)

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 ELECTRICAL...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 ELECTRICAL KEY PART DESCRIPTION 532 14 49-27 Battery 874 76 04-12 Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 532 12 48-86 Tray, Battery 532 14 52-11 Bolt, Battery Front 1/4-20 x 7.5 Zinc...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES chassis-stealth_44...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 18 03-75 Rail, Frame RH 532 17 54-76 Bracket, Chassis Front 532 17 52-82 Drawbar, Gt 532 17 60-16 Bracket Asm., Susp Chassis Lh...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 GROUND DRIVE 135 137 drive_6-vgt...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 GROUND DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 13 38-35 Fastener Christmas Tree - - - - - - - Transaxle Hydro Gear 532 14 10-04...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 STEERING ASSEMBLY steering_13-vgt...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART DESCRIPTION 532 16 66-27 Wheel, Steering 532 17 85-57 Axle Asm., Front 532 18 32-26 Fitting, Grease 532 16 18-49 Spindle Asm, LH 532 16 18-48 Spindle Asm., RH...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 ENGINE SPARK ARRESTER KIT engine-kohler22_18-vgt...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 ENGINE KEY PART DESCRIPTION - - - - - - - Engine Kohler, Model No. CV730 (Order parts from engine manufacturer) 532 14 97-23 Muffl er Side...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 LIFT ASSEMBLY 35 73 lift_rh_11...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 LIFT ASSEMBLY KEY PART DESCRIPTION 532 12 10-06 Rod Asm., Lever 532 18 00-45 Shaft Asm., Lift Vgt 532 15 91-89 Lever Asm., Lift Rh 812 00 00-22...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 SEAT ASSEMBLY seat_10-vgt KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 18 87-15 Seat 532 12 39-76 Nut, Lock 1/4 Lge Flg Gr. 5 532 14 05-51 Bracket, Pivot Seat...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 DECALS KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 18 97-22 Decal, Final 532 17 52-91 Decal, V-Belt Schematic 532 18 89-47 Decal, Hood, RH 532 18 89-25 Decal, Ins.

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 MOWER DECB mower_deck.48prem_2...

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    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. GTH2548 (GTH2548B), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 20-04 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 18 18-48 Deck Weldment Mower 48 872 11 06-12 Bolt, Carr. 3/8-16 x 1-1/2 Gr. 5 532 17 89-15 Bracket Asm., Sway Bar...

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    SERVICE NOTES...

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    SERVICE NOTES...

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    It is the Owner’s and Dealer’s responsibility to make certain that the Warranty Registration Card is properly covered under warranty. fi lled out and mailed to Husqvarna Forest & Garden Company. This card should be mailed within ten (10) 30 Day Warranty: Replacement parts, accessories including bars and chains, tools and display items.

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    SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL 15 DEGREES MAX. WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees.

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    532 19 08-60 02.11.04 RD Printed in U.S.A.

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