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Yard-Man 131704F Owner's Manual

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Thank you for purchasing
an American-built
This unit is equipped with an internal combustion
engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved
or grass-covered
land unless the engine's
exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester
meeting applicable
local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained
in effective working order
by the operator.
In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California
Public Resources Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest
engine authorized
service dealer.
FORM NO. 770-7544F


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  • Page 1

    WARNING: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California may have similar laws.

  • Page 2

    Your unit was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any DANGER: type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury. If you violate any of these rules, you may cause serious injury to yourself or others. 1.

  • Page 3

    32. When using the vehicle with mower, proceed as follows: A. Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light. B. Never make a cutting height adjustment while engine is running if operator must dismount to do so. C. Shut the engine off and wait until the blade comes to a com- plete stop before removing the grass catcher.

  • Page 4

    FIGURE 2. Yo(, FIGURE 3. ACTIVATING THE BATTERY Do not activate battery is actually placed read previous warnings before activating the battery. NOTE: Some units may have the battery and battery hardware packed with the battery fluid. 1. Lift the seat. Remove the battery cover by press-~ing in on the sides and lifting up.

  • Page 5

    "" Battery Drain Tube- Black (Negative) Cable FIGURE 4. Drain/""'- l TUbeV Cable FIGURE 5. INSTALLING THE BATTERY Negative 1. Raise the seat. Terminal 2. Make certain the positive cable (heavy red wire) and negative cable (heavy black wire) are routed Positive outside the battery opening.

  • Page 6

    Model 734G Only: Model 734G is equipped with indicator lights, located in the steering wheel. The steering wheel must beassembled as follows for proper operation lights. 1. Remove the hex lock nut and cupped washer from the steering shaft, and remove the steering bellow. Pry the sterring wheel insert off the center of the steering wheel.

  • Page 7

    IGNITION SWITCH The ignition switch is located on the dashboard. Turn the key to the START position to start the engine. When the engine is running, leave the key in the ON posi- tion. To stop the engine, turn the key to the OFF posi- tion.

  • Page 8

    NOTE: The parking brake must be set if the operator leaves the seat with the engine running. Parking Brake =-,,-= ~====-= ./ FIGURE 10. RELIEF VALVE A hydrostatic relief valve is provided so the unit can be moved without the engine running. The lever which operates the relief valve is located on the console.

  • Page 9

    GAS AND OIL FILL-UP Service the engine with gasoline and oil as instructed in the separate engine manual packed with your trac-tor. Read instructions carefully. NOTE: Your tractor is shipped without oil; however, a small amount of oil may be present from the factory. Do not overfi".

  • Page 10

    To stop the lawn tractor, pull the hydrostatic lever into NEUTRAL (N) or depress the clutch-brake pedal. Be sure that the lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wire, or other objects which could damage lawn tractor or engine. For best results and to insure more even grass distribution, do not mow when lawn is excessively wet.

  • Page 11

    8. Tighten the hex bolt which secures the pintle arm extension to the pintle arm. 9. Release the clutch-brake pedal by pushing all the way forward, then releasing the pedal. Check the wheels for movement. They should not rotate in either direction. If they do, readjust until the wheels do not move (steps 4, 7 and 8).

  • Page 12: Pivot Points, Ball Joints

    PIVOT POINTS Lubricate all pivot points with light oil at least once a season. BALL JOINTS The ball joints and drag link ends are permanently lubricated. HYDROSTATIC FLUID LEVEL The transmission has been filled at. the factory and should not require changing transmission.

  • Page 13

    FIGURE 19.-Model 734G Only FUEL FILTER Your unit is equipped with a replaceable filter. Replace filter whenever discoloration is noticed. Order through your authorized engine service dealer. CLEANING ENGINE AND DECK Any fuel or oil spilled on the machine should be wiped off promptly.

  • Page 14

    lubricant is available, Order part number 737-0170. Engine oil may also be used, When replacing blades, be sure to install the blade with the side of the blade marked "Bottom" number) facing the ground when the mower is in the operating position.

  • Page 15

    5. Remove the four self-tapping the belt keeper assembly to the frame at the engine pulley. Remove the belt keeper assembly. 6. Loosen both the front and rear idler pulleys. Remove the belt from around the idler pulleys. 7. Roll the belt off of top sheave of engine pulley, on- to the pulley hub.

  • Page 16

    If the machine is to be inoperative for a period longer than 30 days, prepare for storage as follows. 1. Clean the engine and the entire unit thoroughly. 2. Lubricate all lubrication points. Wipe the entire machine with an oiled rag to protect the surfaces. 3.

  • Page 17

    SHOOTING CHART FOR ELECTRIC START MODELS TROUBLE LOOK FOR Battery installed incor- ngine will not crank rectly Blown fuse or circuit breaker Battery is dead or weak I Mechanical failure (Wires and switches) Engine cranks Throttle or choke not in but will not start starting position No spark to spark plug...

  • Page 18

    SHOOTING CHART FOR ELECTRIC START MODELS TROUBLE LOOK FOR No fuel to the carburetor! Air filter dirty Engine smokes Engine loses crankcase vacuum Excessive Bent or damaged blade vibration spindle Bent blade Mower will not Engine speed low Transmission selection discharge grass or leaves Blades short or dull...

  • Page 19

    A battery which proves defective within ninety (90) days will be replaced without charge. After 90 days but within one hundred twenty (120) days of purchase, YaRD-MaN the defective battery for a charge of 1/2 of the current retail price of the battery in effect at the date of return.

This manual also for:

131704g, 131734g

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