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Husqvarna HU700F Owner's Manual

Husqvarna HU700F Owner's Manual

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Operator's Manual
Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) is accept-
able for use in this machine. The use of any gasoline ex-
ceeding 10% ethanol (E10) will void the product warranty.
Owner's Manual
HU700F / 961450006
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure
you understand the instructions before using the machine.
532 44 59-33 Rev. 2


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  • Page 1 The use of any gasoline ex- ceeding 10% ethanol (E10) will void the product warranty. Owner’s Manual HU700F / 961450006 Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Mowers IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROW ING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. • Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, Look for this symbol to point out im- or roads.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    • Never refuel the machine indoors. wire away from plug to prevent accidental starting. • Never store the machine or fuel container where there • Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachement is an open fl ame, spark or pilot light such as a water bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
  • Page 4: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Read these instructions and this man u al in its entirety before you attempt to assemble or operate your new lawn mow er. IMPORTANT: THIS LAWN MOWER IS SHIPPED WITH OUT OIL OR GASOLINE IN THE ENGINE. Your new lawn mower has been as sem bled at the factory with the ex cep tion of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes.
  • Page 5: Product View

    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 adjustments. Save this manual for future reference. These symbols may appear on your lawn mower or in literature supplied with the product.
  • Page 6: Drive Control

    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 per- forming any adjustments or repairs. We recommend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask over spectacles.
  • Page 7: To Convert Mower

    OPERATION TO CONVERT MOWER TO ATTACH GRASS CATCHER (See Fig. 6) Your lawn mower was shipped ready to be used as a 1. Lift the rear door of the lawn mower and place the grass mulcher. To convert to bagging or discharging: catcher frame side hooks onto the door pivot pins.
  • Page 8: Add Oil

    OPERATION BEFORE STARTING ENGINE ADD OIL (See Fig. 10) Your lawnmower is shipped without oil in the engine. For type and grade of oil to use, see “EN GINE” in the Maintenance section of this manual. CAUTION: DO NOT overfi ll engine with oil, or it will smoke heavily from the muf- fl...
  • Page 9: Operation

    OPERATION ADD GASOLINE (See Fig. 10) MOWING TIPS • Fill fuel tank to bottom of tank fi ller neck. Do not over- CAUTION: Do not use de-thatcher blade fi ll. Use fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline with attachments on your mower. Such at- a minimum of 87 octane.
  • Page 10: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE BEFORE AFTER EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE EACH EACH 25 HOURS STORAGE HOURS OR SEASON HOURS Check for Loose Fasteners Clean / Inspect Grass Catcher * Check Tires Check Drive Wheels *** Clean Lawn Mower **** Clean under Drive Cover *** Check Drive Belt / Pulleys *** Check / Sharpen / Replace Blade Lubrication...
  • Page 11: Lawn Mower

    MAINTENANCE LAWN MOWER BLADE ADAPTER CRANKSHAFT KEY WAY Always observe safety rules when performing any main- te nance. BLADE TIRES LOCK WASHER • Keep tires free of gasoline, oil, or insect control chem- i cals which can harm rubber. • Avoid stumps, stones, deep ruts, sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage.
  • Page 12: Lubrication

    MAINTENANCE LUBRICATION 7. Continue adding small amounts of oil and rechecking the dipstick until it reads full. DO NOT overfi ll, or engine Use only high quality detergent oil rated with API service will smoke on startup. classifi cation SG–SL. Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade 8.
  • Page 13: Cleaning

    MAINTENANCE MUFFLER 3. Close mulcher door (if equipped). 4. Connect a garden hose to the fi tting where shown. Inspect and replace corroded muffl er as it could create a fi re hazard and/or damage. IMPORTANT: BE SURE THE GARDEN HOSE IS NOT ROUTED UNDER THE LAWN MOWER HOUSING OR ENTANGLED IN THE WHEELS.
  • Page 14 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REMOVE DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 18 & 19) TO ADJUST HANDLE (See Figs. 20–22) 1. Remove drive cover and belt keeper. The handle can be mounted in a high or low position. The mounting holes in the bottom of lower handle are off center 2.
  • Page 15: Storage

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ENGINE CARBURETOR Your carburetor is not adjustable. If your engine does not Maintenance, re pair, or re place ment of the emission con trol operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems, de vic es and sys tems, which are be ing done at the cus tom- take your lawn mower to an authorized service center for ers expense, may be performed by any non-road engine repair and/or adjustment.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting Points

    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Does not start 1. Dirty air fi lter. 1. Clean/replace air fi lter. 2. Out of fuel. 2. Fill fuel tank. 3. Stale fuel. 3. Empty fuel tank and refi ll tank with fresh, clean gasoline. 4.
  • Page 18 (a) Engines and Attachments.Except where otherwise indicated on Exhibit A, all Engines and Attachments are not covered by this Limited Warranty. In most cases, these items are NOT manufactured by Husqvarna in which case they may be covered separately by their respective manufacturer's warranties if one is provided and included with the product at the time of purchase.
  • Page 19 10. Authorized Husqvarna Servicing Dealer/Center. In order to obtain warranty coverage it is your responsibility (at your expense) to deliver or ship your Husqvarna unit to an authorized Husqvarna Servicing Dealer/Center and arrange for pick-up or return of your unit after the repairs have been made.
  • Page 20: Warranty

    Riding Lawn Tractors: Frame, Chassis, Front Axle 5 Years No Warranty No Warranty Engine* Transmission (if made by Husqvarna/Peerless) 3 Years No Warranty No Warranty Transmission (if third party)** XLS Models only - stamped deck shell. Armor Protected Limited Warranty...
  • Page 21 ** See reference 1 (b) of the warranty statement. RZ - Two (2) Year Consumer warranty, parts & labor, with Hydro-Gear Distributor network. EZ - One (1) Year Commercial warranty, parts & labor, with Husqvarna. Two (2) Year Consumer warranty, parts & labor, with Hydro-Gear Distributor network.
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