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Important Safe Operation Practices WARNING! This symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endanger the personal safety and/or property of yourself and others. Read and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury.
Safe Handling of Gasoline Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated area. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme care and deadly gas. in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the Do not operate machine while under the influence of vapors are explosive.
Clearing a Clogged Discharge Chute According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Hand contact with the rotating impeller inside the discharge this product has an Average Useful Life of seven (7) years, chute is the most common cause of injury associated with snow or 60 hours of operation.
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Assembly & Set-Up Contents of Carton • One Snow Thrower • Two Replacement Auger Shear Pins • One Chute Assembly • One Chute Control Rod • One Product Registration Card • One Engine Operator’s Manual • One Snow Thrower Operator’s Manual Assembly Remove all loose parts before assembling.
Insert chute control rod into chute control head. Push rod Squeeze the trigger on the joystick and rotate the chute by as far into chute control head as possible, keeping the hand to face forward. The holes in the chute control input holes in the rod pointing upward.
Insert the chute control rod into the pinion gear below the Finish securing chute control head to chute support joystick. Make sure to line up the hole in the rod with the bracket with wing nut, clevis pin, and bow-tie cotter pin arrow on the pinion gear.
Adjustments Chute Clean-Out Tool The chute clean-out tool is fastened to the top of the auger Skid Shoes housing with a mounting clip and a cable tie at the factory. Cut The snow thrower skid shoes are adjusted upward at the factory the cable tie before operating the snow thrower.
Auger Control Chute Assembly NOTE: Upper chutes on models with 4-Way Chute Control are WARNING! Prior to operating your snow thrower, also controlled by the Chute Directional Control. See Figure 4-1. carefully read and follow all instructions below. The distance snow is thrown can be adjusted by changing the Perform all adjustments to verify your snow thrower angle of the chute assembly.
Controls and Features Drive Control Shift Lever Chute Directional Control Auger Control Headlight † Heated Grips † Steering Trigger Control † Chute Assembly Clean Out Tool Augers † If Equipped Skid Shoe Figure 4-1 Skid Shoes Snow thrower controls and features are described below and illustrated in Figure 4-1.
Auger Control Heated Grips (If so Equipped) CAUTION: It is recommended that you wear gloves when using the heated grip. If the heated grip become too hot, turn it off. To activate the heated grips, move the switch found on the rear of the dash panel into the ON position.
2-Way Chute Directional Control Chute Clean-Out Tool (If so Equipped) WARNING! Never use your hands to clear a clogged chute assembly. Shut off engine and remain behind handles until all moving parts have stopped before unclogging. The chute clean-out tool is conveniently fastened to the rear of the auger housing with a mounting clip.
Operation Starting and Stopping the Engine Replacing Shear Pins Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual packed with your snow The augers are secured to the spiral shaft with shear pins and thrower for instructions on starting and stopping the engine. cotter pins.
Maintenance & Adjustments Maintenance Lubrication Engine Wheels Refer to the Engine Operator’s Manual. At least once a season, remove both wheels. Clean and coat the axles with a multipurpose automotive grease before reinstalling Tire Pressure wheels. Refer to Assembly and Set-up section for information regarding Auger Shaft tire pressure.
Adjustments Gear Shaft The gear (hex) shaft should be lubricated at least once a season Shift Cable or after every twenty-five (25) hours of operation. If the full range of speeds (forward and reverse) cannot be Allow the engine to run until it is out of fuel. achieved, adjust the shift cable as follows: Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it Place the shift lever in the fastest forward speed position.
Drive Control Chute Control Rod When the drive control is released and in the disengaged “up” To adjust the chute control rod, proceed as follows: position, the cable should have very little slack. It should NOT be Remove the hairpin clip from the hole closest to the chute tight.
Service Belt Replacement Carefully pivot the snow thrower up and forward so that it rests on the auger housing. Auger Belt Remove the frame cover from the underside of the snow thrower by removing the self-tapping screws which secure To remove and replace your snow thrower’s auger belt, proceed it.
Drive Belt Remove the belt from around the auger pulley, and slip the belt between the support bracket and the auger pulley. To remove and replace your snow thrower’s drive belt, proceed See Figure 7-5. as follows: To prevent spillage, remove all fuel from tank by running engine until it stops.
Friction Wheel Removal Back out the stop bolt to increase the clearance between the friction wheel disc and friction wheel. See Figure 7-7. (524 WE) If the snow thrower fails to drive with the drive control engaged, and performing the drive control cable adjustment fails to correct the problem, the friction wheel may need to be replaced.
Carefully remove the hex nut which secures the hex shaft Follow the previous steps in reverse order to reassemble to the snow thrower frame and lightly tap the shaft’s end to components. dislodge the ball bearing from the right side of the frame. Perform the Drive Control test on page 18 in the See Figure 7-9.
Troubleshooting Problem Cause Remedy Engine fails to start 1. Choke not in CHOKE position. 1. Move choke to CHOKE position. 2. Spark plug wire disconnected. 2. Connect wire to spark plug. 3. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel. 3. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. 4.
Replacement Parts Component Part Number and Description 954-04050 Auger Drive Belt (524 WE & 524 SWE) 954-04260 Wheel Drive Belt (524 WE & 524 SWE) 954-04195 Auger Drive Belt (526 SWE, 528 SWE & 530 SWE) 954-04201A Wheel Drive Belt (526 SWE, 528 SWE & 530 SWE) 684-04159 Friction Wheel Assembly (524 SWE, 526 SWE, 528 SWE, 530 SWE)
Attachments & Accessories The following attachments and accessories are available for your Cub Cadet snow thrower. See your Cub Cadet dealer or the retailer from which you purchased your snow thrower for information regarding price and availability. Model Number Description...
MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR SNOW THROWERS The limited warranty set forth below is given by Cub Cadet LLC with b. Cub Cadet does not extend any warranty for products sold or respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States,...