SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Mowers iMPORTANT: THiS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLEOF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVETHE FOLLOWINGSAFETY iNSTRUCTiONS COULD RESULTiN SERIOUS iNJURY OR DEATH. • Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads.
• Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine (motor) running. Disconnect spark plug wire, and keep running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. wire away from plug to prevent accidental starting. Never refuel the machine indoors. • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachement bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
ASSEMBLY Read these instructions and this manual in its entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new lawn mower. IMPORTANT: THIS LAWN MOWER IS SHIPPED WITHOUT OIL OR GASOLINE IN THE ENGINE. Your new lawn mower has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.
OPERATION KNOW YOUR LAWN MOWER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR LAWN MOWER. Compare the illustrations with your lawn mower to familiarize yourself with the location of various controls and adjust- ments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear on your lawn mower or in literature supplied with the product.
OPERATION The operation of any lawn mower 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 lawn mower or performing any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask over spectacles.
OPERATION DRIVE CONTROL (See Fig. 6) TO ADJUST CUTTING HEIGHT (See Fig. 8) Self-propelling is controlled by holding the operator All four wheels are adjusted by a single lever. presence control bar down to the handle and pulling • Pull adjuster lever toward wheel. To raise mower, move either drive control lever rearward to the handle.
OPERATION SIDE DISCHARGING (See Fig. 12) TO EMPTY GRASS CATCHER (See Fig. 10) Mulcher plug must be installed into rear discharge Lift up on grass catcher using the frame handle. opening of mower. Remove grass catcher with clippings from under lawn Open mulcher door and install discharge deflector mower handle.
OPERATION SIMPLE STEPS TO REMEMBER ADD GASOLINE (See Fig. 13) WHEN CONVERTING YOUR LAWN MOWER • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank filler neck. Do not over- FOR MULCHING - fill. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane.
OPERATION TO STOP ENGINE MOWING TiPS To stop engine, move throttle control lever to STOP & CAUTION: Do not use de=thatcher position. Wait until blade and all moving parts have blade attachments. Such attachments stopped and turn fuel valve to OFF position if you do are hazardous, will damage your mower not intend to restart the engine soon.
MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE BEFORE AFTER EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE EACH EACH 25 HOURS SCHEDULE STORAGE HOURS OR SEASON HOURS Check for Loose Fasteners L Clean /Inspect Grass Catcher * Check Tires N Check Drive Wheels *** Clean Lawn Mower ..M Clean under Drive Cover *** O Check Drive Belt / Pulleys *** Check / Sharpen / Replace Blade Lubrication...
MAINTENANCE LAWN MOWER TO SHARPEN BLADE NOTE: We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if Always observe safety ruleswhen performing maintenance. you do, be sure the blade is balanced. Care should be TIRES taken to keep the blade balanced. An unbalanced blade will cause eventual damage to lawn mower or engine.
MAINTENANCE AIR FILTER TO CHANGE ENGINE OiL (See Figs. 17 & 18) NOTE: Before tipping lawn mower to drain oil, empty fuel Your engine will not run properly and may be damaged tank by running engine until fuel tank is empty. by using a dirty air filter.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS CAUTION: To avoid serious injury, before HIGH performing any service or adjustments: HANDLE PiN 1. Release control bar and stop engine. & 2. Make sure the blade and all moving parts SQUEEZE have completely stopped. HANDLE 3. Disconnect spark plug wire from spark BRACKET plug and place where it cannot come in contact with plug.
STORAGE ENGINE OPERATOR MOW| NG FUEL SYSTEM PRESENCE POSiTiON CONTROL IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANTTO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUELSYSTEM PARTS SUCH AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FILTER, FUEL HOSE, OR TANK DURING STORAGE. ALCOHOL BLENDED FUELS (CALLED GASOHOLOR USING ETHANOL OR METHANOL) CAN ATTRACT MOISTURE / // WHICH LEADS TO SEPARATION AND FORMATION OF ACIDS DURING STORAGE.
TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Does not start Dirty air filter. Clean/replace air filter. Out of fuel. Fill fuel tank. Stale fuel. Drain fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline. Water in fuel. Drain fuel tank and refill tank with fresh, clean gasoline.
Husqvarna XP 2 cycle oil. not be used, but delivered as is to an authorized Husqvarna retailer for evaluation. Proof of purchase, as explained in 90 Day Commercial Warranty: Automatic mower, chain saws, 100 series trimmers, power cutters, stump grinders, pole section 6 rests solely with the customer.