SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride=On Mowers DANGER: THiS CUTTING MACHINE iS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT iN SERIOUS iNJURY OR DEATH. • Slow down before turning. WARNING: In order to prevent accidental •...
SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride=On Mowers ill. CHILDREN GENERAL SERVICE Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to • Never operate machine in a closed area. the machine and the mowing activity.
PRODUCT SPECiFiCATiONS CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give Gasoline Capacity 4.0 Gallons you the best possible dependability and performance. and type: Unleaded Regular Should you experience any problem you cannot easily rem- Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) edy, please contact your nearest authorized servicecenter/...
ASSEMBLY BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM TO ROLLTRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls) SKiD • Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position. TO CHECK BATTERY (See Fig. 1) • Release parking brake by depressing brake pedal. •...
ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLE FRONT GAUGE WHEEL (W) TO FRONT NOTE: Be sure mower side suspension arms (A) are point- OF MOWER (See Fig. 5) ing forward before sliding mower under tractor. • Slide mower under tractor until it is centered under H, FRONT MOWER BRACKET tractor.
ASSEMBLY ..7. ATTACH REAR LIFT LINKS (C) (See Fig. 13) • Insert rod end of rear lift link (C) into hole (U) in tractor lift ANTI-SWAY(s)BAR TRANSAXLE _:: : :;:i: > BRACKET shaft suspension arm and pivot link down to mower. LOCATED ....
ASSEMBLY iNSTALL BELT ON ENGINE CLUTCH PULLEY (M) Vf CHECKLIST (See Fig. 9 & 15) • Disengage belt tension rod (K) from locking bracket (L). BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WtSH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST •...
OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION SWITCH (®) -@ ENGINE OFF REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT...
OPERATION KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THiS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. Fig. 16 Our tractors conform to the applicable safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
OPERATION The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result in severe eye damage. Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while operating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles.
OPERATION TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 22) (See Fig. 20) Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the operating position.
OPERATION REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) TO TRANSPORT (See Figs. 16 and 25) Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage (ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off position.
OPERATION BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. CHECK ENGINE OiL LEVEL • Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise "START" position and release key as soon as engine The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the starts.
OPERATION PURGE TRANSMISSION MOWING TIPS Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing & CAUTION'Never engage or disengage performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. freewheel lever whilethe engine is running. • The left hand side ofmower should be used for trimming.
MAINTENANCE BEFORE EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE MAINTENANCE EACH SEASON STORAGE SCHEDULE HOURS HOURS HOURS HOURS v" Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Presence & ROS Check Operator Systems v" v" Check for Loose Fasteners Mower Blades Check/Replace v" Lubrication Chart Level Check...
MAINTENANCE BLADE CARE TRACTOR For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace Always observe safety rules when performing maintenance. bent or damaged blades. BRAKE OPERATION proved by the manufacturer of your tractor. If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest Using a blade not approved by the manu= CAUTION: Use onlya replacement blade ap= speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved...
MAINTENANCE V=BELTS OIL DRAIN VALVE Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear. TO CLOSE TRANSAXLE COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling.
MAINTENANCE IN=LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 32) DECK WASHOUT PORT (See Fig. 34) The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel Your tractor's deck is equipped with a washout port on filter becomes clogged, obstructing fuel flow to carburetor, its surface as part of its deck wash system.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS iNJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Ensure transa×le is in the neutral position. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. = Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. = Ensure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO LEVEL MOWER • If adjustment is necessary, see steps in Visual Adjust- ment instructions above. Make sure tires are properly inflated to the PSI shown on • Recheck measurements, adjust if necessary until both tires. If tires are over or under inflated, it may affect the sides are equal.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT 7. Reconnect clutch harness (A). (See Fig. 41) 8- Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on 9.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER Your new tractor front wheel toe-in and camber is set at the factory and is normal. The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable. If damage has occurred to affect the factory set front wheel toe-in or camber, contact a qualified service center.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS iNTERLOCKS AND RELAYS TRANSMISSION Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Should your transmission require removal for service or repair parts section.
STORAGE ENGINE Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANTTO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS WARNIN G: Never store the tractor with FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUELSYSTEM PARTS SUCH gasoline in the tank inside a building...
TROU OOTI CORRECTION CAUSE PROBLEM 1. Out of fuel. Will not start Engine not "CHOKED" properly. See "TO START ENGINE" in Operation section. Engine flooded. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. Bad spark plug. Replace spark plug. Dirty air filter. Clean/replace air filter.
BLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Check wiring, switches and connections. If not Engine continues Faulty operator-safety presence control corrected, contact an authorized service center/ system. to run when oper= department. ator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. Replace blade.