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Owner's Manual 96043007500 / 2008-11



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    2042LS Owner's Manual 96043007500 / 2008-11...

  • 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. • Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, WARNING: In order to prevent ac- discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and cidental starting when setting up,...

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

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manu factured to give Gasoline Capacity 3.0 Gallons you the best possible dependability and performance. and type: Unleaded Regular Should you experience any problem you cannot easily rem- Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) edy, please contact your nearest authorized servicecenter/...

  • Page 5: Assembly

    UNASSEMBLED PARTS Slope Sheet (1) Oil Drain Tube (2) Keys 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 A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Stan dard wrench sizes are listed.

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    ASSEMBLY ✓ CHECKLIST NOTE: You may now roll your tractor off the skid. Follow the instructions below to remove the tractor from the skid. BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRAC TOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST WARNING: Before start ing, read, un derstand and fol low PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS all in structions in the Op eration section of this man ual.

  • Page 7: Operation

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

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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 justments. Save this manual for future reference. FIG. 3 Our tractors conform to the applicable safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.

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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 forming any ad justments or repairs. We rec ommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles.

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    OPERATION TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD • Put attachment lift lever in desired cutting height slot. (See Fig. 7) The cutting height range is ap proximately 1" to 4". The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip with The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the the engine not running.

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    OPERATION TO STOP MOWER BLADES TO OPERATE ON HILLS • disengage at tachment clutch con trol. CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 15° and CAUTION: Do not operate the mower do not drive across any slope. without either the en tire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield •...

  • Page 12: Before Starting The Engine

    OPERATION SERVICE REMINDER/HOUR METER TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 3) Service reminder shows the total number of hours the engine When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run and flashes to indicate that the engine or mower has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move needs servicing.

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    OPERATION PURGE TRANSMISSION MOWING TIPS • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing CAUTION: Never engage or disengage performance. See “TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in freewheel lever while the engine is run ning. the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. •...

  • Page 14: Maintenance Schedule

    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 Check Transaxle Cooling Check Mower Levelness...

  • Page 15: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE TRACTOR BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Re place Always observe safety rules when per forming any bent or damaged blades. maintenance. CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade ap- BRAKE OPERATION proved by the manufacturer of your tractor. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest Using a blade not approved by the manu- speed in high est gear on a level, dry concrete or paved...

  • Page 16: Engine Oil Filter

    MAINTENANCE V-BELTS TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 15 & 16) Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours Determine temperature range expected before oil change. of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not All oil must meet API service classification SG-SL. adjustable.

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    MAINTENANCE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM DECK WASHOUT PORT (See Fig. 18) To ensure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, Your tractor’s deck is equipped with a washout port on cooling fins, and other external surfaces of the engine are its surface as part of its deck wash system. It should be kept clean at all times.

  • Page 18: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER VICE OR AD JUSTMENTS: • 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 • 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.

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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 MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT • Pull belt slack toward rear of trac tor. Carefully remove belt up wards from trans mission input pulley and over (See Fig. 29) cooling fan blades (F). MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL •...

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO CHECK BRAKE TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY (See Fig. 32) If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in high est gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be serviced.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 33) TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 34) 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 •...

  • Page 24: Storage

    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 SENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH gasoline in the tank inside a building AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FIL TER, FUEL HOSE, OR TANK...

  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    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. Weak or dead battery.

  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    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.

  • Page 27: Repair Parts


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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 ELECTRICAL T15S With 12V Outlet Option...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 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 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 CHASSIS chassis-tex_TEX GT HUSQ_47...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 CHASSIS PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 40 86-06 Trim, Husq. 532 40 30-48 Vent Side Hood RH 532 40 50-12 Logo 532 40 30-76 Vent Side Hood LH...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 DRIVE drive-tex_K46_pedal_26...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 DRIVE PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532405384 Transaxle, TUFFTORQ K46BT 532 13 70-57 Spacer Split (Internal parts not available) 532 40 31-18 Handle Parking Brake 532 12 35-83 Key 872 11 06-22 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 3/8-16 x 2-1/2 819 13 13-16 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 ENGINE engine-tex_bs-2cyl_23...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 ENGINE PART DESCRIPTION - - - - - - Engine Briggs Model No. 40G777 532 14 97-23 Muffler 532 19 43-20 Keeper Belt Engine 532 17 93-35 Clutch Electric...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 STEERING ASSEMBLY HUSQ SR PREM 2 steering-tex_special_9_r2...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 STEERING ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 532 41 64-80 Wheel, Steering 532 19 36-51 Steering, Wheel Prem 2 532 19 59-68 Axle Asm., Front 532 40 30-87 Spindle Asm., LH 532 40 30-88 Spindle Asm., RH...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 SEAT ASSEMBLY seat-tex_6.5SL_3 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 40 66-21 Seat 873 80 05-00 Nut, Lock 5/16-18 unc 532 19 76-61 Handle Slide Seat 532 18 01-66 Bracket Pivot Fender...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 DECALS PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 42 41-02 Decal, Warning Spark Arrestor 532 41 16-58 Decal, Operators 532 41 86-00 Decal, Pedal 532 42 47-89 EMBLEM, Hood 532 16 03-96...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 MOWER DECK 42_D_elec-Tex_13...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 MOWER DECK PART DESCRIPTION 532 41 86-16 Mower Housing 872 14 05-06 Bolt, Rdhd.5QNK 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 532 19 51-86 Arm Suspension 532 19 30-03 Bolt/Washer Asm 7/16-20 unf...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 2042LS (96043007500), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-75 MOWER LIFT lift-tex_11 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 19 51-81 Link Lift Susp Mower Rear 532 19 52-23 Shaft Asm., Lift 817 00 06-12 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 532 19 52-31 Lever Asm., Lift RH...

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    532 42 55-14 11.23.08 CL/AP Printed in the U.S.A.

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