Table of Contents SAFETY RULES & INFORMATION ..... Safety Decals ............GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ... 4 Before Operation ............. Mowing with the Double / Triple Catcher ....4 After Operation ............Storing the Grass Catcher ........Mowing Without the Blower ........INSTALLATION .............
SafetyRules& Information Read these safety rules and follow them closely. Failure to obey these rules could result in loss of control of unit, severe personal injury or death to you, or bystanders, or damage to property or equipment. This mowing deck is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects.
SafetyDecals SAFETY DECALS This unit has been designed and manufactured to pro- All DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION and instructional vide you with the safety and reliability you would expect messages on your rider and mower should be carefully from an industry leader in outdoor power equipment read and obeyed.
GeneralOperating Instructions BEFORE OPERATION Clear the lawn of all sticks, stones, wire and other debris which may be caught or thrown by the mower blades. Check grass condition. If wet, wait until later in the day. If grass is wet, the grass catcher is likely to become plugged.
General O perating instructions AFTER OPERATION Remove any debris from the the screen on the under- side of the lid. Note: The lid screen can be partially removed for easier cleaning and should be cleaned reg- ularly. The blower housing and tube should be removed for cleaning.
BlowerAssembly 1. Remove the existing 5/16-18 x 5/8" flange head bolts (B, Figure 1) from the blower housing (A). 2. Install the blower mount plate (C) onto the blower housing and reinstall the 5/16-18 x 5/8" flange head bolts. Tighten securely. 3.
BlowerAssembly /[ Y 5. Remove the blower belt guard and set aside. Flub pointing OUT: 52" Model 6. Install the impeller drive pulley (A, Figure 3) onto the Hub pointing IN: 48" Model 61" Model impeller shaft (B) as described in Figure 3. Install the 1/4"...
MowerDeckPreparation Remove the Discharge Chute 1. Remove the discharge chute (A, Figure 5), chute mount rod (B), torsion spring (C), 5/16" fender wash- er (D), spring spacer (E) and all mounting hardware. 2. Save the spring, fender washer, spacer as they will be used later when the blower is removed.
MowerDeckPreparation Remove the Spindle Belt Citation Series: Using a 1/2" breaker bar, place the square end in the square hole located in the end of the idler arm (A, Figures 7). Carefully rotate the breaker bar clock- wise, which will relieve the tension on the belt exert- ed from the idler arm.
MowerDeckPreparation Remove the Spindle Pulley 1. Remove the 3/4-16 hex nut & 3/4" spring washer (A & B, Figure 9) securing the spindle pulley (C) to the spindle shaft. Use a 1" wrench on the flats of the blade end of the spindle shaft to prevent the shaft from spinning.
Blower Installation Install the blower onto the mower deck. Refer to Figure 12 for the position of the quick pins in relation- ship to the chute mount bracket on the mower deck. The quick pins fit into the same holes that the chute mount rod was installed.
Blower Installation 3. Check the belt tension by measuring the distance from the center of the v-idler pulley (A, Figure 14) mounting bolt and the blower housing. This should measure between 3 - 3-3/8" (7,6 - 8,6 cm). 4. If measurement falls outside of this range, you must move the idler pulley (B) either forward or back to achieve the proper belt tension.
Collectorinstallation Assemble Back Plate & Mount Frame 1. Attach the back plate (A, Figure 18) to the mount frame (B) using carriage bolts, flat washers, and nuts. Use two 5/16-18 x 3/4" carriage bolts (D) in the top two holes, and two 5/16-18 x 1-1/4" carriage bolts (E) in the bottom holes.
Collectorinstallation Hose, 55" Long Lower Hose Clamp Figure 19. Install Deflector & Hose Install Deflector & Hose 1. Install the deflector (A, Figure 19) and hose adapter (D), with the tube pointing down, to the back plate and secure with four 5/16-18 x 1" bolts (E), 5/16" washers (C) and 5/16-18 nylon lock nuts (B).
Collectorinstallation Install Cover 1. See Figure 20. Hook the bags (A) on the back plate (B). Note: If desired, the bags can be lined with 30 gallon trash bags for easy disposal 2. See Figure 21. Set the cover (A) on top of the bags (B) and align the hinges (C).
WeightMountInstallation (CitationSeries) Install Weight Carrier 1. Install the weight carrier (A, Figure 23) onto the front of the unit and secure with the 1/2-20 x 1-1/4" bolts (B), 1/2" washers (C) and 1/2-20 nylon lock nuts (D). NOTE: Use outer holes in the weight carrier for the IS1500Z Series (shown) and the inner holes for the IS4500Z Series.
WeightMountInstallation (StallionSeries) Install Weight Mount Rack 1. Measure and mark the front main frame tubes to the dimensions shown in Figure 24. 2. Using a 3/8" drill bit, drill one (1) hole in each of the main frame tubes from the outside surface of the tube.
Blower & CollectorRemoval 1. Remove the knobs (A, Figure 27) securing the deck guard top (B) to the deck guard. 2. Pull the blower idler arm lever (C) forward to release the belt tension and remove the belt from the spindle pulley.
Blower & CollectorRemoval 6. Reinstall the discharge chute (A, Figure 29), torsion spring (B), 5/16" fender washer (C), spring spacer (D) and secure with the supplied quick attach rod (E) and hairpin clips (F). 7. Empty the grass collector bags and reinstall in the bagger frame.