SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride=On Mowers DANDER: 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. • Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, WARNING: in order to prevent ac- discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and...
SAFETY RULES & Safe Operation Practices for Ride=On Mowers ill. CHILDREN GENERAL SERVICE Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to Never operate machine in a closed area. the presence of children. Children are often attracted to •...
PRODUCT SPECiFiCATiONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES Gasoline Capacity 2.50 Gallons Read and observe the safety rules. and type: Unleaded Regular • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) and using your tractor. SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) •...
UNASSEMBLED PARTS Slope Sheet (1) Oil Drain Tube (2) Keys ASSEMBLY Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping puposes. When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means ADJUST SEAT (See Fig.
ASSEMBLY ,/CHECKLIST CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. PERFORMANCE SATISFACTION FROM...
OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their mean- ing. CHOKE FAST SLOW REVERSE NEUTRAL HiGH IGNITION SWITCH ENGINE OFF REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LiFT OPERATION...
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. 03108 FiG. 3 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 ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 9) Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
OPERATION • Raise attachment lift to highest position with attachment REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) lift control. Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System • Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and (ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse release so it is held in the disengaged position.
OPERATION ADD GASOLINE COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below) • Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck. Do not overfill. Use • When engine starts, allow engine to run with the fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum of throttle control in the choke position until the engine 87 octane.
OPERATION • Shut- off engine and set parking brake. • Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in engaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this sec- tion of manual). • Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed. Disengage parking brake.
MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE BEFORE EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE EACH SEASON STORAGE SCHEDULE HOURS HOURS HOURS HOURS v" Check Brake Operation v" Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence & ROS Systems v" Check for Loose Fasteners Check!Replace Mower Blades v" Lubrication Chart Check...
MAINTENANCE TRACTOR BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be sharp. Replace Always observe safety rules when performing any main- tenance. worn, bent or damaged blades. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest blade approved bythe manufacturer of speed in highest gear on a level, dry concrete or paved your tractor.
MAINTENANCE Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least • Remove terminal guard. once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED bat- year.
MAINTENANCE AiR FILTER Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter. Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions. See Engine Manual. ENGINE OIL FILTER Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS MENTS: ARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUST= Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake. Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. Turn ignition key to "STOP" and remove key. Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped. Disconnectsparkplugwirefromsparkplugandplacewirewhereitcannotcomeincontact with plug.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • ATTACH FRONT LINK (E) - Work from left side of trac- tor. Insert rod end of link assembly through front hole in tractor front suspension bracket (F). • Insert end of link (E) into hole in front mower bracket and secure with washer and retainer spring (J).
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO LEVEL MOWER • If adjustment is necessary, see step 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 • Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. • Install mower (See "TO INSTALL MOWER" in this For assistance, there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER • Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery. Your new tractor front wheel toe-in and camber is set at the TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER - factory and is normal.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ENGINE KEPS TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. If adjustment BOLT necessary, see engine manual. TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and ad- justment should not be necessary.
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 G POI PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start Out of fuel. Fill fuel tank. 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. Weak or dead battery.
BLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine dies when Reverse operation system Turn ignition key to tractor is shifted (ROS) is not "ON" while ROS "ON" position. into reverse mower or other attachment See Operation section. is engaged. Engine continues to run Faulty operator-safety presence control system.
TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2042 SCHEMATIC _-194276 Regulated-Tex I I_) BATTERY SOLENOID STARTER FUSE "3 ELECTRIC CLUTCH WHITE WHITE REVERSE SWITCH PTO SWITCH (NOT IN REVERSE) (DISENGAGED) BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK .Z--K BLACK BLACK B BK GRAY JUNCTION I CONNECTOR SHORTING <o CONNECTOR...
TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2042 MOWER DECK PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRiPTiON Deck Weldment Mower 532 40 29-99 532 14 10-43 Guard, Tuv Idler 532 12 46-70 74-02 Arm Brake Mower Retainer Spring 532 19 532 19 51-88 872 11 Arm Suspension 06-16 Bolt Rd Hd Sq Nk 3/8-16 unc x- 2 532 19 18-11 94-78 Arm Brake Mower...
TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2042 MOWER LIFT PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 19 52-23 Shaft Asm., Lift 532 19 51-81 Link Lift Susp Mower Rear 532 19 52-31 Lever Asm., Lift 817 06 06-12 Screw 3/8-16 x .75 Smgml Tap/R.Z 532 41 15-55 Grip, Lever 532 19 52-70 Link Lift Susp.
TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2042 DECALS PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 41 06-42 Decal, Panel Side 532 40 21-04 Decal, Operator's 532 40 28-32 532 40 21-28 Decal, Hood Insert Decal, Hood Logo 532 41 02-40 532 18 09-41 Decal Hood Cust Resp. Decal, Replacement 532 16 69-60 532 16 03-96 Decal, Mower Sch.
TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2042 TUFFTORQ TRANSAXLE MODEL NUMBER K46BT _--87 MODEL K46BT 7A646084180 ACTUAL PARTS MAY NOT APPEAR AS SHOWN @m83 _m34...
TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2042 TUFFTORQ TRANSAXLE MODEL NUMBER K46BT PART DESCRIPTION 414395 Vent Valve 15 414396 Magnet 414397 Magnet Holder 415923 Pump Shaft/bearing 414398 Bypass Lever 414399 Sealing Cap 30 414400 Snap Ring C 35 414401 O-ring la Pl0a 414402 Seal Tc 153507 414403...
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION 8LO_ ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL 15 DEGREES MAX. down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and slopes greater...
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