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Snapper 281222BE Safety Instructions & Operator's Manual

Series 22 rear engine riding mower.
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CUTTING WIDTH
ENGINE HP
SERIES DESIGNATION
28 - 28" Cutting Deck
12 - 12.0 HP Engine
30 - 30" Cutting Deck
145 - 14.5 HP Engine
33 - 33" Cutting Deck
15 - 15.0 HP Engine
Thank you for buying a SNAPPER Product! Before operating your machine, read this manual carefully and pay
particular attention to the "IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS" on Pages 2 & 3. Remember that all power
equipment can be dangerous if used improperly. Also keep in mind that SAFETY requires careful use in
accordance with the operating instructions and common sense!
COPYRIGHT © 2001
SNAPPER INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Safety Instructions & Operator's Manual for
REAR ENGINE RIDING MOWER
MODEL NUMBER EXPLANATION
33
15
22 - Series Designation
22
K
V
B - Briggs Engine
K - Kohler Engine
SERIES 22
MODELS
281222BE
301222BE
3314522BVE
331522KVE
E
ENGINE OPTIONS
ENGINE TYPE
ENGINE MODEL
V - Over Head
Valve
MANUAL No. 7-4390 (Rev 1, 8/27/01)
E - Electric Start

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  • Page 1 33 - 33” Cutting Deck 15 - 15.0 HP Engine Thank you for buying a SNAPPER Product! Before operating your machine, read this manual carefully and pay particular attention to the “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” on Pages 2 & 3. Remember that all power equipment can be dangerous if used improperly.
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    If you have any questions pertaining to your machine which your dealer cannot answer to your satisfaction, call or write the Customer Service Department at SNAPPER, McDonough, Georgia 30253. Phone: (1-800-935-2967).
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    13. DO NOT test for spark by grounding spark plug next to spark plug hole; spark plug could ignite gas exiting engine. 14. Have SNAPPER dealer at least once a year and have the dealer install any new safety devices. repair 15. Use only genuine SNAPPER replacement parts to assure that original standards are maintained.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE... 30 MAINTENANCE/REPLACEMENT PARTS... 31 WARRANTY ... 32 PRIMARY MAINTENANCE... 33-36 IMPORTANT: The figures and illustrations in this manual are provided for reference only and may differ from your specific model. Contact your Snapper dealer if you have questions.
  • Page 5: Section 1 - Familiarization

    BLADE LEVER FIGURE 1.1 1.2 NOMENCLATURE The nomenclature drawing above, Figure 1.1, shows the essential parts of the SNAPPER Rear Engine Rider. It is recommended that all operator’s of this equipment become thoroughly components, and operation of this machine before operating.
  • Page 6: Section 2 - Operating Instructions

    Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 2.1 PRE-START CHECK LIST Make the following checks and perform the service required before each start-up. 2.1.1. Check tires and add or release air as needed to bring pressure to 12 psi in front and 12 psi in rear tires.
  • Page 7: Starting & Stopping Engine, Blade & Wheel Drive

    Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 2.3 STARTING & OPERATION 2.3.1. ENGINE (ELECTRIC START) IMPORTANT: When the ignition key is turned to “START”, the engine will turn over, but will not start unless the Clutch/Brake pedal is pressed all the way down, the Blade Lever is in the “OFF”...
  • Page 8: Starting & Operation

    Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 2.3 STARTING & OPERATION 2.3.1. ENGINE (ELECTRIC START) (Continued) 8. Should the battery be too weak to start the engine, refer to Section “ENGINE (MANUAL START)” to manually start the electric start engines. 9. On Model 3314522BVE, the engine is equipped with a fuel shut-off solenoid.
  • Page 9: Starting & Stopping Mower Blades

    3 seconds, the blade brake must be adjusted. Refer to Section “BLADE BRAKE ADJUSTMENT” for adjustment procedures or return machine to an authorized SNAPPER dealer for adjustment. DO NOT CONTINUE to operate machine until blade brake is adjusted and functioning properly.
  • Page 10 3 seconds, the blade brake must be adjusted. Refer to Section “BLADE BRAKE ADJUSTMENT” for adjustment procedures or return machine to an authorized SNAPPER dealer for adjustment. DO NOT CONTINUE to operate machine until blade brake is adjusted and functioning properly.
  • Page 11: Parking Brake

    Section 2 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 2.4 STOPPING - ENGINE, WHEEL DRIVE, BLADE 2.4.4. PARK BRAKE 1. Engage park brake by pushing clutch/brake pedal “DOWN” and moving the park brake latch to the “ENGAGED” position. While holding the park brake latch “ENGAGED”, release clutch/brake pedal to set park brake.
  • Page 12: Reverse Lockout Mechanism

    DO NOT operate machine if Reverse Lockout Mechanism is not functioning properly. Contact your local Snapper dealer for assistance. LOOK and SEE behind and down for children, pets BLADES must be turned off before backing DO NOT allow children on machine (even with 2.6.1.
  • Page 13: Section 3 - Maintenance Instructions

    SNAPPER dealer annually for inspection and addition of any new devices which might upgrade the safety of the Rear Engine Rider. For the nearest SNAPPER dealer in your area, check the yellow pages under the heading LAWN MOWERS. For engine parts and service, look for the engine manufacturer’s dealers...
  • Page 14: Check Blade Drive Belt

    2. If the blade continues to rotate longer than 3 The belt spacing seconds do not operate machine. Refer to Section “BLADE BRAKE ADJUSTMENT” or contact your SNAPPER dealer for assistance. DRIVE BELT 3.2.6. SERVICE BRAKE / PARK BRAKE 1.
  • Page 15: Reverse Lockout Mechanism

    Section 3 – MAINTENANCE WARNING DO NOT operate machine if interlock system is not functioning properly. Contact your SNAPPER dealer immediately for assistance. 3.2.7. INTERLOCK SYSTEM Check interlock controls for proper function: The engine MUST NOT start if: 1. Blade Control is “ON” and/or clutch/brake pedal is released.
  • Page 16: Front Wheel Bearing - Lubrication

    Section 3 - MAINTENANCE WARNING DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance or service with the engine or blades running. Stop blades. Stop engine. Engage parking brake. Remove key. Remove spark plug wires from spark plugs and (gas only) secure wires away from spark plugs. Engine and components are HOT.
  • Page 17: Service - Annually

    Figure 3.9. 4. To check lubricant in chain case, remove fill/level plug and look for lubricant on the internal components of the chain case. If no lubricant is visible, add SNAPPER transmission grease as needed. See Figure 3.9. CHAIN CASE...
  • Page 18: Removing Fuel Tank

    Section 3 – MAINTENANCE 3.7 REMOVING FUEL TANK Before removing fuel tank from rear engine rider, move rider outdoors where fumes can be easily dissipated. Removal of the tank is accomplished from the left side of the machine by pulling the tank straight up and away from the fuel tank bracket.
  • Page 19: Section 4- Adjustments And Repair

    However, if there is difficulty in achieving these adjustments and repairs, it is recommended that these repairs be made by an authorized SNAPPER dealer. WARNING Once blade is disengaged it should come to a stop in 3 seconds or less.
  • Page 20: Mower Deck Adjustment (side To Side Levelness)

    Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR WARNING DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance, service or repairs with the engine running. STOP engine. STOP blade. Engage parking brake. Remove key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and secure away from plug. Engine and components are HOT.
  • Page 21: Mower Drive Belt Adjustment - 28" & 30" Decks

    Models with 28” AND 30” decks are shipped with additional spacers specifically designed for the Rear Engine Rider. Should additional spacers be required, contact an authorized SNAPPER dealer. Snapper Models with 33” decks do not require belt tension adjustment. FLAT...
  • Page 22: Rear Engine Rider Drive Components

    Fuel Filler Cap and vent must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage. 4.3 REAR ENGINE RIDER DRIVE COMPONENTS Your Snapper rider is equipped with a patented smooth start clutch. The clutch should operate smoothly and provide ample traction. If problems are experienced, contact your Snapper dealer for repair.
  • Page 23: Mower Blade Replacement

    Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR WARNING DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance, service or repairs with the engine running. Stop engine. Stop blade. Engage parking brake. Remove key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and secure away from plug. Engine and components are HOT.
  • Page 24: Mower Drive Belt Removal/replacement - 28" 30" & 33" Decks

    Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR WARNING DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance, service or repairs with the engine running. STOP engine. STOP blade. Engage parking brake. Remove key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and secure away from plug. Engine and components are HOT.
  • Page 25: Battery Removal, Replacement, Service

    Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR WARNING DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance, service or repairs with the engine running. Stop engine. Stop blade. Engage parking brake. Remove key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and secure away from plug. Engine and components are HOT.
  • Page 26 Section 4 - ADJUSTMENTS & REPAIR WARNING The electrolyte (acid) produces a highly explosive gas. Keep all sparks, flame and fire away from area when charging battery or when handling electrolyte or battery. Electrolyte (acid) is a highly corrosive liquid. Wear eye protection.
  • Page 27: Accessories

    100% Charged 75% Charged 50% Charged 25% Charged 0% Charged SNAPPER REAR ENGINE RIDER ACCESSORIES PART NO. DESCRIPTION OF KIT 6-0517... Wheel Weight (8” Wheels) ... All Rear Engine Riders 6-0601... Smooth Start Clutch... All Rear Engine Riders 6-0697... Dump Cart... All Rear Engine Riders 6-1400...
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    1. Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel to proper level. 2. Move choke control to “CHOKE” position. 3. Place spark plug wire onto spark plug. 4. Contact authorized SNAPPER dealer. 5. Engage park brake. 6. Turn ignition switch to the RUN position.
  • Page 29 PROBABLE CAUSE CORRECTIVE ACTION 1. Replace drive disc. 2. Adjust rubber drive disc. 3. Replace with SNAPPER tapered bolt & nut. 4. Contact authorized SNAPPER dealer. 5. Contact authorized SNAPPER dealer. 1. Move lever to the “ON” position. 2. Adjust or replace mower belt.
  • Page 30: Maintenance Schedule

    SUBJECT SERVICE TO BE PERFORMED Engine Check Oil Level Engine Initial Oil Change Engine Periodic Oil Change Air Pre-Cleaner Service Sponge Pre- Cleaner Element Air Cleaner Replace Element Spark Plug Replace Plugs Fuel Filter Replace Filter Engine Cooling Clean Shrouds & Fins System Battery Check Electrolyte...
  • Page 31: Maintenance/replacement Parts

    MAINTENANCE/REPLACEMENT PARTS MAINTENANCE PARTS Engine Speed Control (Briggs Engine) Engine Speed Control (Kohler Engine) Clutch/Brake Cable Brake Cable 28” Cutter Blade (Standard - Not Air Lift Compatible) 28” Cutter Blade (Standard - Air Lift Compatible) 28” Cutter Blade (Mulching) 28” Cutter Blade (Ninja - Quad Edge) 30”...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    For three (3) years from purchase date for the original purchaser's residential, non-commercial use, SNAPPER, through any authorized SNAPPER dealer will replace, free of charge (except for taxes where applicable), any part or parts found upon examination by the factory at McDonough, Georgia, to be defective in material or workmanship or both.
  • Page 33: Primary Maintenance

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  • Page 38 Read, Understand, and Follow all warnings and instructions in this manual, the engine manual, and on the machine, engine and attachments. If you have any questions about your Snapper product, contact your local authorized Snapper dealer or contact Snapper Customer Service at Snapper, McDonough, GA.

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