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Operator's Manual
TS 242
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.
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure
you understand the instructions before using the machine.
588 79 12-26
English

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  • Page 1 Operator’s Manual TS 242 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. Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    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. II. GENERAL OPERATION WARNING: In order to prevent ac ci den tal •...
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers III. SLOPE OPERATION • Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. • Allow engine to cool before refueling. WARNING! When loading or unloading • Never fuel the machine indoors. this machine, do not exceed the maximum •...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS It has been designed, engineered and manu fac tured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Gasoline Capacity 2.5 Gallons/9,46 L and type: Regular Unleaded Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service Power Rating*: 14.9 kW @ 3600 RPM...
  • Page 5: Unassembled Parts

    UNASSEMBLED PARTS Slope Sheet Battery (2) Hex Bolts (1) Oil Drain Tube (1) Quick Connect (2) Nut Keps ASSEMBLY Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY •...
  • Page 6 ASSEMBLY NOTE: You may now roll your tractor off the skid. Continue ✓ CHECKLIST using the instructions that follow to remove the tractor from the skid. BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRAC TOR, WE WARNING: Before start ing, read, un der stand and fol- WISH TO ENSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST low all in struc tions in the Op er a tion section of this man u al.
  • Page 7: Operation

    OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. COLD WEATHER REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH FAST SLOW ™ MART WITCH STARTING POSITION IGNITION ENGINE ENGINE ENGINE DIFFERENTIAL CLUTCH/ PARKING MOWER MOWER START LOCK...
  • Page 8 OPERATION KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OPERATOR'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.
  • Page 9 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 ad just ments or repairs. We rec om mend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles.
  • Page 10 OPERATION TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (D) (See Fig.7) TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT (See Fig. 9) Always operate engine at full speed (fast). • Operating engine at less than full speed (fast) reduces The position of the attachment lift lever (A) determines the the engine's operating efficiency.
  • Page 11 OPERATION TO OPERATE MOWER • Release brake pedal and depress reverse drive pedal to start movement. Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sens- • When use of the ROS is no longer needed, press the ing switch. While engine is running, any attempt by the ROS button to return to normal operation.
  • Page 12: Before Starting The Engine

    OPERATION BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE TO OPERATE ON HILLS CAUTION: Do not drive up or down CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL hills with slopes greater than 15° and The engine in your tractor has been shipped from the fac- do not drive across any slope. tory already filled with sum mer weight oil.
  • Page 13: To Start Engine

    OPERATION RESETTING IGNITION SYSTEM PASSCODE (See Fig. 15) The SmartSwitch Ignition is preset at the factory with the default code "321". To reset or change the passcode, the operator does not have to be seated on the tractor. 1. Press the SmartSwitch Ignition (SSI) button (F) once (or sit on the seat).
  • Page 14 OPERATION PURGE TRANSMISSION NORMAL STARTING (32°F/0°C and above) 1. Move throttle control to fast position ( CAUTION: Never engage or disengage free- 2. Perform procedures outlined in "S IGNITION MART WITCH wheel lever while the engine is run ning. UNLOCK" as previously described. 3.
  • Page 15: Mowing Tips

    OPERATION MOWING TIPS • DO NOT use tire chains when the mower hous ing is attached to tractor. • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See “TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. •...
  • Page 16: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE BEFORE EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE EACH SEASON STORAGE HOURS HOURS HOURS HOURS Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and ROS Systems Check for Loose Fasteners Check/Replace Mower Blades Lubrication Chart Check Battery Level Clean Battery and Terminals Clean Debris off Steering Plate Check Transaxle Cooling...
  • Page 17: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE TRACTOR BATTERY Your tractor has a battery charging system which is suf fi cient Always observe safety rules when per form ing any for normal use. However, periodic charging of the battery main te nance. with an automotive charger will extend its life. BRAKE OPERATION •...
  • Page 18: Blade Care

    MAINTENANCE BLADE CARE TO INSTALL BLADE • Clean area under top plate, the bottom of the mandrel For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Re place assembly, and around bosses thoroughly to remove bent or damaged blades. any dirt or debris. CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade ap- •...
  • Page 19: Clean Air Screen

    MAINTENANCE • Remove oil fill cap/dipstick. Be careful not to allow dirt ENGINE to enter the engine when changing oil. • Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install LUBRICATION the drain tube onto the fitting. Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service •...
  • Page 20: Engine Cooling System

    MAINTENANCE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM CLEANING To ensure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, • Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are matter. kept clean at all times. •...
  • Page 21: Deck Washout Port

    MAINTENANCE DECK WASHOUT PORT (See Fig. 30) Your tractor’s deck is equipped with a washout port on its surface as part of its deck wash system. It should be utilized after each use. • Drive the tractor to a level, clear spot on your lawn, near enough to a water spigot for your garden hose to reach.
  • Page 22: Service And Adjustments

    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. • Shut engine off and lock the SmartSwitch Ignition. •...
  • Page 23 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • ATTACH MOWER SIDE SUSPENSION ARMS (A) TO • ATTACH FRONT LINK (E) - Work from left side of trac- CHASSIS - Position hole in arm over pin (B) on outside tor. Insert rod end of link assembly through front hole of tractor chassis and secure with retainer spring.
  • Page 24 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO LEVEL MOWER FRONT-TO-BACK ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 39 & 40) IMPORTANT: Deck must be level side-to-side. Make sure tires are properly inflated to the PSI shown on tires. If tires are over or under inflated, it may affect the To obtain the best cutting re sults, the mower blades should appearance of your lawn and lead you to think the mower be adjusted so the front tip is 1/8"...
  • Page 25 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT • Remove belt downward from engine pulley and around (See Fig. 41) electric clutch (G). • Slide belt toward rear of tractor, off the steering plate MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL (H) and remove from tractor. •...
  • Page 26 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY TO CHECK BRAKE (See Fig. 44) If tractor requires more than five (5) feet (1,5 m) to stop at highest speed in high est gear on a level, dry concrete or WARNING: Lead-acid batteries gen er ate paved surface, then brake must be serviced.
  • Page 27 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 45) FAULTS • The SSI Button (F) will blink red for two seconds if the WARNING: Do not short battery ter mi - wrong passcode has been entered. nals by allowing a wrench or any other •...
  • Page 28 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 47) • Raise hood. • Unsnap headlight wire connector. • Stand in front of tractor. Grasp hood at sides, tilt toward engine and lift off of tractor. • To replace, reverse above procedure. HOOD HEADLIGHT WIRE...
  • Page 29: Storage

    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...
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting Points

    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 1. Fill fuel tank. Will not start 2. Engine flooded. 2. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 3. Bad spark plug. 3. Replace spark plug. 4. Dirty air filter. 4. Clean/replace air filter. 5.
  • Page 31 TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine continues to 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not run when operator system. corrected, contact an authorized service center/ department. leaves seat with attachment clutch CAUTION: DO NOT operate machine until engaged problem is corrected.
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