Cub Cadet 48-inch, 54-inch, 60-inch, 72-inch Operator's And Service Manual

Hydrostatic zero-turn commercial riding mower 48” fabricated deck 54” fabricated deck 60” fabricated deck 72” fabricated deck.
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Hydrostatic Zero-Turn
Commercial Riding Mower
Professional Turf Equipment
48" Fabricated Deck
54" Fabricated Deck
60" Fabricated Deck
72" Fabricated Deck


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    Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Commercial Riding Mower Professional Turf Equipment 48” Fabricated Deck 54” Fabricated Deck 60” Fabricated Deck 72” Fabricated Deck OPERATOR’S AND SERVICE MANUAL...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword............. . . 3 General Safety Operations .

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    FORWARD The Tank Hydrostatic Zero-Turn Commercial Riding Mower provides superb maneuverability, mid-mount cutting capability for professional landscapers, commercial lawn service compa- nies, professional turf managers and golf course superintendents. The machine incorporates many safety features that should be studied by all operators and maintenance personnel before use.

  • Page 4: General Safety Operations, A.danger, B. Warning, C. Caution, Safety Precautions, A. General

    GENERAL SAFETY OPERATIONS A. DANGER Do not operate machine in confined areas where exhaust gases can accumulate. Do not operate machine without mower chute deflector in place and operational. Do not carry passengers. B. WARNING 1. Do not operate machines under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Page 5: B. Related To Fuel, C. Related To Batteries, D. When Mowing

    11. When looking for oil leaks, never run your hand over hydraulic hoses, lines or fittings. Never tighten or adjust hydraulic hoses, lines or fittings while the system is under pressure. If high-pressure oil penetrates the skin, the oil must be removed within a few hours by a doc- tor familiar with this form of injury or serious complications may result.

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    blade bolts are tight before restarting the engine. 13. Never leave the mower unattended without: turning off the blade clutch switch; placing the left and right steering levers in the neutral opened-out position; moving the throttle to slow; setting the parking brake; shutting off the engine and taking the key from the ignition switch.

  • Page 7: Safety Decals

    SAFETY DECALS AND LABELS WARNING SHIELD MISSING DO NOT OPERATE Part Number: 00030635 Part Number: 01003451 Part Number: 01003452 WARNING Engage parking brake when leaving the machine. Do not add fuel while the engine is hot or running. Stop engine, disconnect spark plug before adjusting or servicing. Before leaving operator's position: Disengage implement drive.

  • Page 8: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL INFO. Controls: Engine ignition and start switch; throttle; choke; left and right steering levers; electric blade clutch switch; parking brake; mower deck lift Parking Brake: Mechanical linkage brake handle to internal drum brakes Seat: Adjustable seat and armrests. 5" Adjustment (fore-aft) Frame: 2"...

  • Page 9: Operating Instructions, A. General

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Figure. 1 Tach and Electric Blade Hour Meter Clutch Switch Ignition Switch A.General 1. When Mowing: a. Keep adults, children, and pets away from the area to be mowed. b. When operating this mower, in the forward direction, do not allow the steering levers to return to Neutral on their own.

  • Page 10: B. Controls

    b. Avoid turning downhill if possible, if not use extra care and go slowly. c. Avoid turning when going downhill, traction is at a minimum going downhill. d. Do not operate with discharge side of the mower toward streets, buildings, play- grounds, parking lots, other machines, ani- mals, and other people.

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    Steering Levers Deck Lift Handle Brake Figure. 3 4. Electric Blade Clutch Switch: (See Figure 1.) Located on the right side of the mower beside the ignition switch. This is an “on/off” push pull switch that controls the electric blade clutch which supplies power to the cut- ting blades through the PTO.

  • Page 12: C. Initial Adjustments

    C.Initial Adjustments 1. Check the fluid levels and tires: Note: These checks should be made daily, before starting the engine. a. Fuel: Using a good grade of unleaded, regular gasoline (for a gasoline engine), fill the fuel tank (beside the engine on the left or right side of the mower).

  • Page 13: D. Zero Turn Break-in And Operating Procedures

    Raise the mowing deck to the transport position using the transport lever. g. Use the transport lever to lower the mow- ing deck to the cutting position and repeat step “b.” above to make sure that the desired cutting height has been attained. If the dimensions are not correct, repeat steps “c.”...

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    3. Move both lap bars out of the neutral/ start position to the neutral position (toward center of machine). Slowly, move both lap bars toward the front of the machine until the machine begins to move forward — release the lap bars and the machine should stop.

  • Page 15: E. Mower Cutting Blades

    Note: Do not hold the key in the “Start” position for more than 10 seconds or you may damage the starter. If the engine does not start in this time, wait about 30 seconds and try again. Gasoline Engine: Once the engine starts, push the choke on halfway and as the engine warms, push the choke off all the way.

  • Page 16: Maintenance And Service, A. Mower Deck

    Figure. 6 MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE WARNING: Disconnect the spark plug wires or remove the key from the ignition to prevent the engine from accidentally starting before performing any maintenance on this mower. A. Mower Deck 1. Removing the Mower Deck: a.

  • Page 17: B. Hydraulic Oil

    a. Set the parking brake. b. Clean any debris from the blades. Keep blades sharp and free of build up at all times. c. Sharpen blades evenly at the original 30° angle to maintain balanced cutting blades. Do not sharpen the underside of the blades.

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    Figure. 8 Hydraulic Tank 1. Adding Hydraulic Oil (use Rimula SAE15W40) a. Place the Mower on a level surface and engage the parking brake. b. Stop the engine and remove the key from the ignition switch. Clean the area around the Hydraulic Oil fill neck.

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    c. Store the battery with a full charge. A dis- charged battery will freeze (refer to the table below). Specific Gravity Freezing Temp (°F) 1.265 1.250 1.200 1.150 1.100 d. Recharge battery when ever the specific gravity value is less than 1.225 Battery Removal Warning: When removing the cables from the battery...

  • Page 20: D. Tires

    adjustment specs. There are three inspec- tion slots in the brake cover. To adjust, suc- cessively tighten each of the three gap adjustment nuts an equal amount. Insert a feeler gage (see page 22 for specs) into each slot as the air gap adjustment nut are tightened.

  • Page 21: E. Brakes

    a. Balance inflation pressure between the rear tires to help maintain straight travel (see tire side wall for proper inflation pres- sure). b. Keep the valve caps tightened to prevent air pressure loss. 2. Leaking Tires: When a flat tire occurs, repair or replace immediately.

  • Page 22: F. Hydraulic System

    Note: The pumps are not owner-repairable. If a pump fails, contact your Cub Cadet Com- mercial dealer. Do not disassemble the pump. 4. Steering Lever Adjustments: Place the mower on level ground with the engine run-...

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    opened out to the neutral position. If the Mower begins to creep, adjust the Steering Levers. If the mower creeps, first determine whether it creeps to the right or left side and which direc- tion the mower moves — to the front or the rear.

  • Page 24: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE A. Daily Checks 1. Before starting engine: a. Check the fuel level.** b. Check the engine oil level.** c. Check the hydraulic oil level. d. Check the hydraulic hoses for leaks, abra- sion, kinks, twists, or a flattened condition. e.

  • Page 25: Lubrication Chart

    OIL CHART Apply a few drops of engine oil or use a spray lubricant. Apply the oil to both sides of pivot points. Wipe off any excess. Start engine and operate mower briefly to insure that oil spreads evenly. Number of Oil Points Description DAILY Deck Suspension Pivots...

  • Page 26: Performance Adjustments, A. High Speed Tracking Adjustment

    Performance Adjustments A. High Speed Tracking Adjustment If mower tracks to one side with both lap bars in fully forward position: Check air pressure in all four tires: a. Pressure should be within specified ranges and balanced side-to-side. b. Rear tires 8-10 psi. recommended (20 psi MAX.) c.

  • Page 27: C. Deck Corner Ball Wheel Roller Settings, D. Deck Center Anti-scalp Roller Settings

    g. Verify proper throttle adjustment by check- ing RPM readings as outlined above. C. Deck Corner Ball Wheel Roller Settings Matching the set heights of the ball rollers on the four corners of the mower deck to the desired cut height will prevent edge scalping and minimize any side-to-side variance in cut height.

  • Page 28: F Deck Leveling Procedure

    F. Deck leveling Procedure Park the mower on a flat paved surface, engage the parking brake, shut off the engine, remove the key from the ignition switch, disconnect the spark plug wires and using the transport lever, lower the mowing deck into the 4" height of cut position.

  • Page 29: Wiring Diagram

    WIRING DIAGRAM GD: 02000591...

  • Page 30: Maintenance Record


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    Cadet Commercial dealer subject to the above time and coverage limitations. Upon completion of your purchase, the Serial Number/s of the unit will be registered with the Cub Cadet. This will initiate and validate your limited warranty and the applicable Warranty Period.

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