SAFETY RULES SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR RIDE-ON MOWERS IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. I. GENERAL OPERATION • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope.
SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers Look for this symbol to point out im- portant safety precautions. It means • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. CAUTION!!! BECOME ALERT!!! YOUR Stop machine if anyone enters the area. SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. GASOLINE CAPACITY 3.5 GALLONS • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and AND TYPE: UNLEADED REGULAR using your tractor. • Follow the instructions under “Customer Responsibili- OIL TYPE (API-SF-SJ): SAE 30 (above 32°F) ties”...
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.
ASSEMBLY INSTALL SEAT (See Fig. 3) TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Opera- tion section, page 11, for location and func- Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. tion of controls) • Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow to tractor.
ASSEMBLY • Lower mower linkage with attachment lift control. • For ease of mower to tractor assembly, raise gauge wheels to highest position and retain with clevis pins and • Be sure belt tension rod is in disengaged position. spring retainers. •...
ASSEMBLY CHECKLIST CHECK TIRE PRESSURE BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRAC- The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for TOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance.
OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. BATTERY CAUTION OR REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW WARNING LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHT PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT FUEL...
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 adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. LIGHT ATTACHMENT IGNITION CLUTCH SWITCH SWITCH...
OPERATION The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
OPERATION TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 9) ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ATTACHMENT SWITCH PULL OUT TO LIFT LEVER Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly "ENGAGE" HIGH off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in POSITION operating position.
OPERATION TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH- TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 8) MENTS When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and from the tank to the engine.
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- the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. ning.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES TRACTOR MANDREL ASSEMBLY BLADE Always observe safety rules when performing any mainte- CENTER nance. HOLE BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at BLADE BOLT high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (SPECIAL) (See “TO ADJUST BRAKE”...
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL (See Figs. 15 and 16) • Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush Determine temperature range expected before oil change. until bright. All oil must meet API service classification SF-SJ. •...
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 17) MUFFLER The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. replacement is required.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. • Turn ignition key to “STOP”...
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING NOTE: Each full turn of nut “C” will change distance. “B” by approximately 3/16". Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or • When distance “B” is 1/8" to 1/2" lower at front than rear, driveway.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • Carefully roll belt over L.H. mandrel pulley. Make sure • Remove belt from idler pulleys. belt is in all grooves properly. • Check primary idler arm and two idlers to see that they • Reinstall L.H. mandrel cover. rotate freely.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER (See Fig. 26) NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 27) Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom adjustment should not be necessary.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT (See Fig. 29) If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steer- WARNING: Lead-acid batteries generate ing wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly explosive gases.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE FUSE REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 30) Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. CAUTION: Do not short battery termi- nals by allowing a wrench or any other TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY object to contact both terminals at the same time.
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 CAUTION: Never store the tractor with IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM gasoline in the tank inside a building DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM where fumes may reach an open flame...
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.
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 corrected, contact an authorized service center/ seat with attachment department. clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven Worn, bent or loose blade.
TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH1848XP (HAU18H48C), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-57 SCHEMATIC BLACK BATTERY SOLENOID FUSE STARTER AMMETER (OPTIONAL) WHITE BLACK WHITE WHITE BLACK ELECTRIC CLUTCH CLUTCH / BRAKE (PEDAL UP) IGNITION BLACK SWITCH BLACK SEAT SWITCH (NOT OCCUPIED) PTO (DISENGAGED)
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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