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Operator's
2008-02
Manual
O0802035
Ride Mower
YTH 18542
96013000202
03002
Operator's Manual

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    Operator's 2008-02 Manual O0802035 Ride Mower YTH 18542 96013000202 03002 Operator'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. • Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, WARNING: In order to prevent ac- discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and ci den tal starting when setting up,...

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    SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers III. CHILDREN GENERAL SERVICE • Never operate machine in a closed are. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to • Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment the presence of children.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. Gasoline Capacity 4.0 Gallons and Type: Unleaded Regular • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) •...

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    UNASSEMBLED PARTS Steering Wheel Steering (1) Large Flat Washer Wheel Insert Steering Wheel Adapter (1) Locknut Seat (1) Washer (1) Knob (1) Seat (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Slope Sheet Keys (2) Keys...

  • Page 7: Assembly

    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. Follow the ap pro pri ate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid SEAT SHOULDER BOLT TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Op- er a tion section for location and function of con trols) •...

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    ASSEMBLY CHECK TIRE PRESSURE ✓CHECKLIST 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 PER- for best cutting performance.

  • Page 10: Safety Rules, Operation

    OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their mean- ing. FAST SLOW REVERSE HIGH NEUTRAL CHOKE IGNITION SWITCH ENGINE START REVERSE ENGINE ON PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE ENGINE OFF OPERATION LOCKED...

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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. AT TACH MENT CLUTCH SWITCH...

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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 op- erating 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 GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 6) "ENGAGED" PO SI TION ATTACHMENT Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly LIFT LEVER off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height HIGH PO SI TION in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.

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    OPERATION • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal ADD GASOLINE quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. • Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do not overfill. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Use fresh, clean, regular un lead ed gasoline with a IMPORTANT: THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT...

  • Page 15: Operation

    OPERATION • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shut- • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If off engine and set parking brake. the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke •...

  • Page 16: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE SERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and ROS 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 BLADE CARE Always observe safety rules when per form ing any main- For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Re place te nance. bent or damaged blades. BRAKE OPERATION CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest approved by the manufacturer of your speed in high est gear on a level, dry concrete or paved tractor.

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    MAINTENANCE • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid main te - If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal nance is not required for the life of the transaxle.

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    MAINTENANCE • Unlock drain valve by pushing inward and turning MUFFLER coun ter clock wise. Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester • To open, pull out on the drain valve. (if equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or dam- •...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER VICE OR AD JUST - MENTS: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. •...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 16 and 17) • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height MANDREL from bot tom edge of mower to ground. Distance “A” on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4"...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO CHECK BRAKE If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest ELECTRIC speed in high est gear on a level, dry concrete or paved CLUTCH LOCATOR CLUTCH surface, then brake must be serviced. You may also check brake by: CLUTCH ING 1.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local MOTION CONTROL NEUTRAL parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and LEVER LOCK GATE corrosion.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 25) TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The WARNING: Do not short battery fuse holder is located behind the dash. ter mi nals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY at the same time.

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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...

  • Page 26: Trou Ble Shoot Ing

    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 flooded. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. Bad spark plug. Replace spark plug. Dirty air filter.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine dies when Reverse operation system Turn ignition key to tractor is shifted (ROS) is not "ON" while ROS "ON" position. into reverse mower or other attachment See Operation section. is engaged. Engine continues to run Faulty operator-safety presence control system.

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 SCHEMATIC SCH04 BATTERY SOLENOID AMMETER FUSE STARTER (OPTIONAL) WHITE (DISENGAGED) B S M WHITE L A2 BLACK CLUTCH / BRAKE (PEDAL UP) GRAY SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) BLACK BLACK BLACK GRAY REVERSE SWITCH (NOT IN REVERSE) SHORTING CONNECTOR...

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 ELECTRICAL L05a With Ammeter Option D .C Without Ammeter Option With Service Minder Option Without Service Minder Option...

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 ELECTRICAL PART DESCRIPTION 532 16 34-65 Battery 874 76 04-12 Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4 532 18 64-91 Box Battery 532 17 61-38 Switch Interlock 532 18 37-59 Harness Socket Light 532 00 41-52 Bulb, Light #1156 532 12 47-80 Cable Battery 532 14 61-48 Cable Battery 6 Ga.

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 CHASSIS chassis-stlt_elite-husq_2...

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 CHASSIS PART DESCRIPTION 532 17 46-19 Chassis 532 17 65-54 Drawbar 532 19 51-11 Dash 872 14 06-08 Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1 532 17 49-96 Panel Dash LH 532 18 17-19 Panel Dash RH 532 18 99-77 Hood 532 18 49-21 Bumper Hood 873 80 06-00 Nut Lock Hex w/Ins 3/8-16 unc...

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 DRIVE 19 24 drive-hydro.stlt_69...

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 DRIVE PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 17 54-14 Pulley, Engine - - - - - - - - - Transaxle Hydro Gear 314-0510 810 04 07-00 Washer (Order Parts From Transaxle Manu- 532 15 47-78 Keeper Belt Engine facturer)

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 ENGINE OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine-stlt_bs_8...

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 ENGINE PART DESCRIPTION 532 17 05-51 Control, Throttle/Choke 532 41 63-58 Screw #10 x 0.750 - - - - - - - Engine B&S Model 31P777 (Order Parts from Engine Mfg.) 532 13 73-52 Muffler 532 16 52-91 Muffler Gasket 532 14 84-56 Tube Oil Drain...

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 STEERING ASSEMBLY steering_pl.lt_62...

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 STEERING ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 532 19 39-43 Wheel Steering 532 18 47-06 Axle Asm Cast Iron LT 532 16 98-40 Spindle Asm LH 532 16 98-39 Spindle Asm RH 532 12 49-31 Bearing Race Thrust Harden 532 12 17-48 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 SEAT ASSEMBLY seat-stlt_knob_2 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 13 43-00 Spacer Split 28x 96 532 19 01-20 Seat 532 12 12-50 Spring Cprsn 532 14 05-51 Bracket Pivot Seat 8 720 532 12 39-76 Nut Lock 1/4 Lge Flg Gr.

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 DECALS PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 18 92-43 Decal Dash 532 16 03-96 Decal V-Belt Schematic 532 40 28-32 Decal Hood 532 14 50-05 Decal Bat Dan/Psn 532 41 87-40 Decal Side Panel Logo 532 16 69-60 Decal By Pass Lt Hydro 532 18 09-41 Decal Hood Cust Resp.

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 MOWER DECK 42_D_elec-t-path_stlt_4_r1...

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 MOWER DECK PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 12 20-52 Spacer, Retainer 532 17 69-22 Mower Deck Assembly, 42" 532 14 10-43 Guard TUV Idler 872 14 05-06 Bolt 532 17 48-82 Spring Ext Elect. Clutch 532 13 80-17 Bracket Asm Fr.

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    TRACTOR-MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 (96013000202), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-02 MOWER LIFT 16 17 lift-rh.1piece_3 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 17 32-88 Link Front 532 15 94-60 Plunger Asm. 873 35 08-00 Nut Jam Hex 1/2-13 unc 532 15 94-71 Shaft Asm Lift RH w/Inf 532 17 56-89 Trunnion 532 10 57-67 Pin Groove 873 80 08-00 Nut Lock w/Wsh 1/2-13 unc...

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    Rental Warranty: 90 days on all applicable professional equipment reference warranty time period charts mailed to Husqvarna Forest & Garden Company. This card should be mailed within ten (10) days from the date of purchase located in the back of the Retailer Warranty Policy & Procedure Manual.

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    532 41 85-70 Rev. 2 2-1-08 SBW Printed in the U.S.A.

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