Husqvarna Z 246 Operator's Manual
Husqvarna Z 246 Operator's Manual

Husqvarna Z 246 Operator's Manual

Zero turn mower 967 665401-00
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Operator Manual
Z 246
Zero Turn Mower /
967 665401-00
Please read the operator manual carefully and make sure
you understand the instructions before using the machine.
Gasoline containing a maximum of 10% ethanol (E10)
is acceptable for use in this machine. The use of gasoline with
more than 10% ethanol (E10) will void the product warranty.


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  • Page 1 Operator Manual Z 246 Zero Turn Mower / 967 665401-00 Please read the operator manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. Gasoline containing a maximum of 10% ethanol (E10) is acceptable for use in this machine. The use of gasoline with...
  • Page 2 CONFORMITY CERTIFICATES USA requirements Labels are placed on the engine and/or in the engine compartment stating that the machine will fulfill the requirements. This is also applicable to special requirements for any of the states, (California emission rules etc.). Do not remove these labels. Certificates can also be supplied with the machine at delivery or written in the Engine manual.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ............4 OPERATION ............16 Driving and Transport on Public Roads ....4 Training .............. 16 Towing ..............4 Operating on Hills ..........18 Operating ............. 4 Moving Machine By Hand ........18 SYMBOLS AND DECALS .......... 6 MAINTENANCE ............
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Do not let children or others in or on the towed equipment. Make wide Thank you for purchasing a Husqvarna ride- turns to avoid jack-knifing. Travel slowly and leave on mower. This machine is built for superior more distance to stop.
  • Page 5 INTRODUCTION Good Service Husqvarna's products are sold throughout the world and only in specialized retail stores with full service. This makes sure that you as a customer receive only the best support and service. Before the product is delivered, the machine has, for example, been inspected and adjusted by your retailer.
  • Page 6: Symbols And Decals

    SYMBOLS AND DECALS IMPORTANT INFORMATION Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx. These symbols are found on the machine and in the operator manual. Study them carefully until Used in this publication to tell the reader of a you know what they mean. risk of material damage, particularly if the reader neglects to obey the instructions in the manual.
  • Page 7: Safety

    General Operation SAFETY • Read, understand, Safety Instructions and obey all instructions on the These instructions are for your safety. Read them machine and in carefully. the manual before starting. WARNING! THIS CUTTING MACHINE CAN AMPUTATE HANDS AND FEET AND •...
  • Page 8: Personal Safety Equipment

    • Always wear approved protective glasses or a SAFETY full visor when assembling or driving. • Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off • Always wear gloves when handling the blades. engine and wait for all parts to come to a full •...
  • Page 9: Safe Handling Of Gasoline

    General Maintenance SAFETY • Do not use the Safe Handling of Gasoline machine indoors or in spaces lacking To avoid personal injury or damage to property, correct ventilation. use care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is very The exhaust flammable and the vapors are explosive. fumes contain carbon monoxide, WARNING! The engine and the exhaust...
  • Page 10: Transport

    A spark arrestor for the muffler is available Transport through your authorized Husqvarna dealer. • The machine is heavy and can cause serious crushing injuries. Be more careful when it is loaded on or removed from a vehicle or trailer.
  • Page 11: Controls

    CONTROLS belt-driven hydraulic pumps. Using the left and right steering controls, the flow is regulated and This operator manual describes the Husqvarna thereby the direction and speed. Zero Turn Rider. The rider is fitted with a four- stroke overhead valve engine.
  • Page 12: Steering Control Levers

    Park Brake CONTROLS Steering Control Levers The park brake is integrated with the steering control levers. Move the two levers out from the neutral position to engage the park brake. The machine’s speed and direction are To release the park brake, pull the steering control continuously variable using the two steering levers in to the neutral position at the same controls.
  • Page 13: Choke Control

    Service Meter CONTROLS Choke control The service meter shows the total operating time. At 50 hour intervals of operation, an oil can icon shows and stays on for two hours before The choke control is used for cold starts to supply an automatic reset occurs.
  • Page 14: Fuse

    Cutting Height Lever CONTROLS Fuse To set the deck cutting height, pull the cutting height lever in and move it to the correct height notch. The 20 amp primary fuse is located on the left hand side of the machine. It is accessed by tilting IMPORTANT INFORMATION Always raise the seat forward.
  • Page 15: Fuel Tank

    CONTROLS IMPORTANT INFORMATION Experience shows that alcohol blended fuels (called Fuel Tank gasohol, ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage.
  • Page 16: Operation

    To turn to the left OPERATION While moving in a forward direction pull the left Read the Safety section and following pages, if lever back towards the neutral position while you are unfamiliar with the machine. maintaining the position of the right lever, this will slow the rotation of the left wheel and cause the Training machine to turn in that direction.
  • Page 17 2. Lower the mower deck to the correct cutting OPERATION height. 3. Disengage the mower blades by pushing the blade switch down. 3. Move throttle control to full throttle (rabbit symbol). 4. Move the steering / park brake controls firmly 4.
  • Page 18: Operating On Hills

    • For best cutting performance, grass over 15,24 OPERATION cm in height must be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high; the second to the Operating on Hills correct height. Mowing frequently gets the finest Read the Safety Instructions Driving on Slopes lawn.
  • Page 19 OPERATION 4. To reengage the EZT’s to drive, reverse the above procedure. Load the machine into truck or trailer by driving slowly up the ramps. DO NOT LIFT! The machine is not intended to be lifted by hand. WARNING! Make no adjustments without: •...
  • Page 20: Maintenance

    carried out by an authorized service workshop is MAINTENANCE recommended to maintain your machine in the best possible condition and to make sure of safe Maintenance Schedule operation. Following is a list of maintenance procedures Read General Maintenance in the Safety that must be performed on the machine.
  • Page 21 MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE INTERVAL AT LEAST DAILY IN HOURS ONCE EACH BEFORE AFTER MAINTENANCE YEAR CHECK ■ Throttle cable for adjustment ● ● Mower deck for adjustment ● ● Condition of belts, belt pulleys ● ● Caster wheels (at 200 hour intervals) ♦...
  • Page 22: Battery

    Cleaning battery and terminals MAINTENANCE Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals Battery can cause the battery to lose power. If the battery is too weak to start the engine, it 3. Loosen the two nuts attached to the side J must be recharged.
  • Page 23: Park Brake

    The sharpening of blades must be carried out by an authorized service workshop. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Special blade bolt is heat treated. Replace with a Husqvarna bolt if required. Do not use lower grade hardware than specified. For more adjustment to the park brake, contact the Husqvarna service workshop.
  • Page 24: V-Belts

    Adjusting the Mower Deck MAINTENANCE Leveling deck V-belts Adjust the deck while the mower is on a level Check the belts each 100 hours of operation. surface. Make sure the tires are inflated to Check for severe cracking and large nicks. the correct pressure.
  • Page 25: Anti-Scalp Rollers

    Caster Wheels MAINTENANCE Check at 200 hour intervals. Check that wheels front. Adjust nuts until rear of mower deck is turn freely. If wheels do not turn freely take the positioned level to 3,175 mm higher in the unit to your dealer for service. rear than the side-to-side measurement.
  • Page 26: Lubrication

    LUBRICATION 12/12 Each year Lubricate with grease gun 1/52 Each Week Filter change 1/365 Each day Oil change Level check General Remove the ignition key to prevent accidental movements during lubrication. WARNING! Escaping hydraulic oil under When lubricating with an oil can, it must be filled pressure can have sufficient force to penetrate with engine oil.
  • Page 27: Engine Oil

    If level is FULL. a leak occurs, replace the unit or contact your Husqvarna dealer. 9. To discard the used oil, refer to local disposal regulations. 10. Refer to the Service Journal for oil checking...
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem / Cause Engine will not start Engine overheats Blade switch is engaged Clogged air intake or cooling fins Steering controls are not locked in the outer Engine overloaded position Insufficient airflow around engine Dead battery Defective engine speed regulator Contamination in the carburetor or fuel line Insufficient or no oil in the engine Fuel supply shutoff valve is closed or in the...
  • Page 29: Storage

    Always use correct Husqvarna spare parts. ignition. Do not use gasoline for cleaning. Use a degreaser and warm water.
  • Page 30: Schematic

  • Page 31: Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA ENGINE Manufacturer Kawasaki Type FR600V Power 13.4 kW @ 3600 RPM Lubrication Pressure with oil filter Fuel Min 87 octane unleaded (Max ethanol 10%, Max MTBE 15%) Fuel tank capacity 13.25 litres Cooling Air cooled Air filter Standard Alternator 12v 15 amp @ 3600 rpm Starter...
  • Page 32 TECHNICAL DATA Torque Specifications Standard 1/4" fasteners 9 ft/lb Engine crankshaft bolt 50 ft/lb Standard 5/16" fasteners 18 ft/lb Deck pulley bolts 150 ft/lb Standard 3/8" fasteners 33 ft/lb Lug nuts 75 ft/lb Standard 7/16" fasteners 52 ft/lb Blade bolt 90 ft/lb Standard 1/2"...
  • Page 33: Service Journal

    SERVICE JOURNAL DELIVERY SERVICE Action Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign Charge and connect the battery Adjust the tire pressure of all wheels to 15 PSI (1 bar) Connect the contact box to the cable for the seat’s safety switch Check that the right quantity of oil is in the engine Adjust the position of the steering controls Fill with fuel and open the fuel shut off valve Start the engine...
  • Page 34 SERVICE JOURNAL AFTER 10 HOURS Action Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign Change the engine oil DAILY SERVICE Action Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign Clean debris from mower Check engine oil level Check the tire pressures Check underside of deck Check safety system Check fuel system for leaks Inspect safety guards and shields Check brake adjustment...
  • Page 35 SERVICE JOURNAL 100-HOUR SERVICE Action Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign Do the 25-hour service Do the 50-hour service Change the engine oil filter Clean/replace the spark plugs Replace the fuel filter Check V-belts Check / tighten caster wheel axle bolts (at 200 hour intervals) Change the air filter’s paper cartridge 300-HOUR SERVICE Action...
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