Checking the parallelism of the cutting unit ... 31 Clutch pedal Rider 11/11 Bio ......12 Adjusting the parallelism of the cutting unit ..32 Brake pedal/Parking brake Rider 11/11 Bio ... 12 Service position for BioClip 90 ....... 33 Throttle/Choke lever Rider 13/13 Bio ..... 13 Checking the blades ........
INTRODUCTION Dear customer Thank you for choosing a Husqvarna Rider. Husqvarna Riders are built to a unique design with a front- mounted cutting unit and a patented rear-wheel steering system. Riders are designed for maximum efficiency even in small or confined areas. The closely grouped controls and pedal-operated hydrostatic transmission (certain models) also contribute to the performance of this machine.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Good service Husqvarna products are sold all over the world and only through servicing dealers. This is to ensure that you, the customer, get the best support and service. Before the machine is delivered it undergoes inspection and is adjusted by your dealer.
EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS These symbols are on the machine and in the operator’s manual. Study them carefully so that you know what they mean. Read the operator’s manual Reverse Neutral Fast Slow Engine off Battery Choke Fuel Oil level Cutting height Backwards Forwards Ignition...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety instructions These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully. WARNING! The inserted symbol means that important safety instructions need to be observed. It applies to your safety. General use • Read all the instructions in this operator’s manual and on the machine before you start it.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Take care when rounding a fixed object, so that WARNING! the blades do not hit it. Never run the machine Engine exhaust, some of its over foreign objects. constituents and certain vehicle • Only use the machine in daylight or in other components contain or emit chemicals considered to cause well-lit conditions.
Tall grass can hide obstacles. • Drive slowly. Do not turn the wheel sharply. Rider 11: Select a low gear so that you will not need to stop to change gear. The machine engine-brakes even better in low gear. •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Children • Serious accidents may occur if you fail to be on your guard for children in the vicinity of the machine. Children are often attracted to the machine and mowing. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • If leaks arise in the fuel system, the engine must not be started until the problem has been resolved. • Store the machine and fuel in such a way that there is no risk that leaking fuel or fumes can cause any damage.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Never use the machine indoors or in spaces lacking proper ventilation. Exhaust fumes con- tain carbon monoxide, an odourless, poisonous and highly dangerous gas. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you run over or into anything. If necessary, make repairs before starting.
PRESENTATION Presentation Rider 11 and Rider 11 Bio has an in-line gearbox with five forward gears and one reverse gear. Congratulation on your choice of a first-class quality product. On the Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio the power trans- Four models equipped with engines from Briggs &...
PRESENTATION RIDER 11 / 11 BIO Throttle and Choke lever The engine speed is adjusted with the throttle control, and thereby also the rotation speed of the blades. The control is also used to activate the choke function. When the choke is used the engine receives a richer mixture of fuel and air, which simplifies cold start.
PRESENTATION RIDER 13/13 BIO Throttle and Choke lever The engine speed is adjusted with the throttle control, and thereby also the rotation speed of the blades. The control is also used to activate the choke function. When the choke is used the engine receives a richer mixture of fuel and air, which simplifies cold start.
PRESENTATION Cutting unit Rider 11 and Rider 13 have a cutting unit with rear ejection, i.e. the grass cuttings are thrown out behind the cutting unit. 6004-009Hy Rider 11 Bio and Rider 13 Bio have a twin-blade BioClip cutting unit.
PRESENTATION Lever for adjustment of cutting height With this lever the cutting height can be adjusted to 9 different positions. Cutting unit with rear ejection, 40-90 mm (1 9/16" - 3 9/16") BioClip cutting unit, 45-95 mm (1 3/4" - 3 3/4") 6004-013H Rider 13 H Seat...
On the Rider 11 and Rider 11 Bio the brake pedal and lock button are on the right side. Rider 13 6007-002H 3. For Rider 11 and Rider 11 Bio: Set the gear lever to position ”N” (neutral). IMPORTANT INFORMATION Do not press the reverse lock button on the lever when you select neutral.
DRIVING Cold engine: 4. Push the throttle control to position 3 (choke position). In this position the engine receives a richer mixture so that the engine starts more easily. The throttle must be moved to the side (towards the ignition key) to reach the choke position. 6007-004H Warm engine: 5.
6007-010H To drive forwards: press down pedal (1). To reverse: press down pedal (2). For Rider 11 and Rider 11 Bio Press the clutch and engage the required gear. To engage reverse gear the lock button must be pressed down.
DRIVING 3. Select the required cutting height (1-9) with the cutting height lever. To obtain a uniform cutting height it is important that the tyre pressures are equal on both front wheels 60 kPa (8,5 PSI). 6007-008H 4. Push in the lock button on the lift lever and lower down the cutting unit.
1. Lift up the cutting unit by pulling the lever back to the end position. 6007-014H 2. Rider 11 and Rider 11 Bio: Pull back the throttle control and put the gear lever into neutral ”N” without pressing the reverse lock button.
Check the cutting unit Check the tyre pressures (60 kPa/8,5 PSI) Lubricating the belt adjuster Lubricate joints and shafts Adjust the brakes – Rider 11 and Rider 11 Bio Check the V-belts – Check the transmission’s cooling flanges – –...
Front hood Rider 11 and Rider 13 Release the screws in the front hood (3) and lift off the hood. 8009-575 Front hood Rider 11 Bio and Rider 13 Bio Release the catch and lift off the hood. 6017-215 – English...
MAINTENANCE Right-hand fender Remove the screws (2 and 3) from the fender. On the Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio the knob (1) must also be removed. 8009-576 Left-hand fender Release the screws in the fender and lift off the fender.
MAINTENANCE Checking and adjustment of the steering wires The steering is controlled by means of wires. These can in time become slack, which implies that the adjustment of the steering becomes altered. Check and adjust the steering as follows: 1. Dismantle the frame-plate by releasing the screws (two on each side).
MAINTENANCE Checking the brake Rider 11 and Rider 11 Bio The brake is of the disc brake type and is fitted on the gearbox. Check that the brake is correctly adjusted by measuring the distance between the brake lever and the front edge of the recess on the chassis.
MAINTENANCE Adjustment of the throttle wire If the engine does not respond as it should when the throttle lever is moved, or if it produces black smoke or does not reach top speed, the throttle wire may need adjusting. 1. Release the clamping screw (see arrow) and push the throttle control to the choke position.
MAINTENANCE Replacing the air filter If the engine seems to lack power or goes irregu- larly the reason may be that the air filter is clogged. It is therefore important to replace the air filter at regular intervals (see ”Maintenance \ Maintenance Schedule”...
MAINTENANCE Checking of the fuel pump’s air filter Check regularly that the fuel pump’s air filter is free from dirt. The filter can when necessary be cleaned with a brush. Check the level of the battery acid Check that the level of the battery acid lies between the markings.
Make daily inspections to ensure that the safety system works by attempting to start the engine Ignition system Does not work when one of the conditions is not met. Change the conditions and try again. Rider 11 Rider 13 English –...
MAINTENANCE Main fuse The fuse is located in a loose holder under the battery case cover, in front of the battery. Type: Flat-blade mounting, 15 A. Do not use any other type of fuse when replacing. A blown fuse indicates that the mounting has burnt off.
MAINTENANCE Checking and adjustment of the cutting unit’s ground pressure on Rider 11 Bio and Rider 13 Bio To achieve the best cutting results the cutting unit should follow the underlying surface without press- ing too hard against it. The pressure is adjusted with a screw on each side of the machine.
7. Fit the right-hand fender and the front hood. Adjusting the alignment of the cutting unit for the Rider 11 Bio and Rider 13 Bio 1. Check the tyre air pressure. It should be 60 kPa (0,6 kp/cm /8,5 PSI).
MAINTENANCE RIDER 11 BIO/13 BIO Service position for BioClip 90 The cutting head can be placed in the service position to provide easy access for cleaning, repairs and servicing. In the service position the cutting unit is raised and locked in the vertical position.
MAINTENANCE RIDER 11 BIO/13 BIO 4. Fit the support wheels on either side of the rear of the cutting unit. WARNING! Wear protective glasses when dismantling the cutting unit. The spring which tensions up the belt can go off and cause personal injury.
MAINTENANCE RIDER 11 BIO/13 BIO WARNING! Take care not to get your hand trapped. 8. Lift off the drive belt (1). Then pull out the pin (2). 6017-225 9. Pull the frame forwards and refit the pin. 6017-226 10. Grasp the front edge of the cutting unit, pull out and raise into the service position.
MAINTENANCE Checking the blades To achieve the best mowing results it is important that the blades are undamaged and well-sharpened. Check that the blades’ attachment screws are tight. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Replacing or sharpening the blades should be conducted by an authorised service workshop.
LUBRICATION Check the engine’s oil level Check the oil level in the engine when the Rider stands horizontal with the engine switched off. Fold open the engine cover. Release the dip stick and pull out. Wipe off the oil and insert again. The dip stick must be fully screwed down.
LUBRICATION Check the transmission’s oil level Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio 1. Lift off the transmission cover. Release the two screws (one of each side) and lift off the trans- mission cover. 8009-585 2. Check that there is oil in the transmission oil tank.
LUBRICATION Lubrication Rider 11 and Rider 11 Bio Lubrication of front wheel bearings On Riders with rear ejection the hood and wings must be removed so that the bar can be raised to allow removal of the wheel. 1. Remove the plastic cover on the hub.
TROUBLE SHOOTING SCHEDULE Problem Procedure Engine will not start • Fuel tank empty • Plug defective • Plug connection defective • Dirt in carburettor or fuel pipe Starter does not pull round engine • Battery flat • Bad contact between cable and battery terminal •...
STORAGE To put the machine in order for storage follow these Winter storage instructions: At the end of the season the machine should 1. Carefully clean the machine, especially under immediately be put in order for storage, also if it is the cutting unit.
TECHNICAL DATA Dimensions Rider 11 Rider 13 Length with unit 2040 mm/6,69 ft 2040 mm/6,69 ft Width with unit 960 mm/3,15 ft 960 mm/3,15 ft Height 1070 mm/3,52 ft 1070 mm/3,52 ft Weight in working order with unit 216 kg/475 lb...
TECHNICAL DATA Dimensions Rider 11 Bio Rider 13 Bio Length without unit 2010 mm/6,58 ft 2010 mm/6,58 ft Length with unit 2220 mm/7,29 ft 2220 mm/7,29 ft Width without unit 880 mm/2,89 ft 880 mm/2,89 ft Width without unit 1000 mm/3,29 ft...
Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46-36-146500, declares under sole responsibility that Husqvarna Rider 11/11 Bio and Rider 13/13 Bio, from 2002’s serial numbers and onwards (the year is clearly stated in plain text on the rating plate with subsequent serial number), complies with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVES:...
(Not Rider 11) 6. Check and adjust tyre pressure (60 kPa/0,6 bar/8,5 PSI). 7. Connect battery. 8. Fill with fuel and start engine. 9. Check that machine does not move in neutral. (Not Rider 11) 10. Check: Forward drive. Reverse drive.