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  • Page 1 02478 Owner's Manual...
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IMPORTANT: 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. I. GENERAL OPERATION DO NOT: Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn •...
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop Look for this symbol to point out im- machine if anyone enters the area. portant safety precautions. It means •...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give GASOLINE CAPACITY 1.25 GALLONS you the best possible dependability and performance. AND TYPE: UNLEADED REGULAR Should you experience any problem you cannot easily OIL TYPE (API-SF-SJ): SAE 30 (above 32°F) remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service...
  • Page 5: Unassembled Parts

    UNASSEMBLED PARTS Steering Wheel Seat (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge Steering Boot (1) Lock Washer 1/2 Steering Steering Wheel Extension Insert (1) Bolt Shaft Steering Wheel Adapter (1) Large Flat Washer (1) Locknut 1/2-20 (2) Keys (1) Oil Drain Tube Slope Sheet (1) Locknut 1/4-28 (1) Hex Bolt 1/4-28 x 1-1/4...
  • Page 6: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness.
  • Page 7 ASSEMBLY INSTALL SEAT (See Fig. 3) TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section, page 10, for location and function of Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt. controls) • Remove adjustment bolt, lock washer and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for •...
  • Page 8: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY 3 CHECKLIST CHECK TIRE PRESSURE BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRAC- The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for TOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS best cutting performance.
  • Page 9: Operation

    OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. BATTERY CAUTION OR REVERSE FORWARD FAST SLOW WARNING LIGHTS ON OVER TEMP ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE LIGHT PARKING BRAKE UNLOCKED MOWER LIFT FUEL...
  • Page 10 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. ATTACHMENT LIGHT CLUTCH LEVER IGNITION SWITCH...
  • Page 11: How To Use Your Tractor

    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 a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses.
  • Page 12: To Operate On Hills

    OPERATION TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 6) TO OPERATE ON HILLS Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in with slopes greater than 15°...
  • Page 13: Before Starting The Engine

    OPERATION • Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE “START” position and release key as soon as engine starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL fifteen seconds per minute. If the engine does not start •...
  • Page 14 OPERATION MOWING TIPS • Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine is running, move throttle control to slow position. With • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing is motion control lever in neutral (N) position, slowly attached to tractor.
  • Page 15: Customer Responsibilities

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE SERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and Interlock Systems Check for Loose Fasteners Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades Lubrication Chart Check Battery Level Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Cooling Check V-Belts Check Engine Oil Level...
  • Page 16: Operator Presence System

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES TRACTOR TRAILING MANDREL EDGE UP ASSEMBLY Always observe safety rules when performing any mainte- BLADE nance. CENTER HOLE BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at LOCK WASHER high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See “TO ADJUST BRAKE”...
  • Page 17: Clean Air Screen

    CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.) TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS improve starting in cold weather, these multi-viscosity oils Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the will result in increased oil consumption when used above battery to “leak”...
  • Page 18 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES ENGINE COOLING FINS (See Fig. 14) COVER Remove any dust, dirt or oil from engine cooling fins to KNOB prevent engine damage from overheating. • Remove screws from blower housing and lift housing and dipstick tube assembly off engine. CARTRIDGE COVER •...
  • Page 19: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. • Turn ignition key to “STOP”...
  • Page 20: To Replace Mower Blade Drive Belt

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 18 and 19) • Raise mower to its highest position. MANDREL • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height from bottom edge of mower to ground. Distance “A” on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4" "D"...
  • Page 21: To Replace Motion Drive Belt

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • Depress clutch/brake pedal and engage parking brake. ENGINE • Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut PULLEY “A” on brake rod. CLUTCHING • If distance is other than 1-9/16", loosen jam nut and turn IDLER nut “A”...
  • Page 22 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGNMENT (-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery. If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) • Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steer- chassis ground, away from fuel tank and battery.
  • Page 23: Interlocks And Relays

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE KEPS TERMINAL COVER (See Fig. 31) The throttle control has been preset at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. Check adjustment as described below before loosening cable. If adjustment is BOLT necessary, proceed as follows: •...
  • Page 24: Storage

    STORAGE Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end of the ENGINE season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. FUEL SYSTEM CAUTION: Never store the tractor with IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM gasoline in the tank inside a building DEPOSITS FROM FORMING IN ESSENTIAL FUEL SYSTEM where fumes may reach an open flame...
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS 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. Dirty air filter.
  • Page 26 TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine continues to run Faulty operator-safety presence control system. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not when operator leaves corrected, contact an authorized service center/ seat with attachment department. clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven Worn, bent or loose blade.
  • Page 27 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 SCHEMATIC BLACK BATTERY FUSE STARTER AMMETER (OPTIONAL) BLACK WHITE SOLENOID CLUTCH / BRAKE (PEDAL UP) WHITE SEAT SWITCH IGNITION (NOT OCCUPIED) SWITCH WHITE BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK ATT'MENT CLUTCH...
  • Page 28: Repair Parts - Tractor

    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 ELECTRICAL...
  • Page 29: Repair Parts

    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 ELECTRICAL PART DESCRIPTION 532 16 34-65 Battery 874 76 04-12 Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20unc X 3/4 532 17 66-89 Box Battery 532 17 61-38 Switch Interlock 532 17 56-85 Harness Asm Light W/4152j 532 00 41-52 Bulb Light #1156 532 12 47-80 Cable Battery 6 Ga 11"...
  • Page 30 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES...
  • Page 31 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES PART DESCRIPTION 532 17 46-19 Chassis Stamping 532 17 65-54 Drawbar, 12 Ga. 817 06 06-12 Screw 3/8-16 x 3/4 532 15 52-72 Bumper Hood/Dash...
  • Page 32 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 DRIVE...
  • Page 33 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 DRIVE PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION - - - - - - - - Transaxle Hydro Gr Model 322-0510 532 13 46-83 Guide Belt Mower Drive RH (Order parts from transaxle mfg.)
  • Page 34 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 STEERING ASSEMBLY...
  • Page 35 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 STEERING ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 532 12 44-15 Wheel Steering 532 17 51-31 Axle Asm 532 16 98-40 Spindle Asm LH 532 16 98-39 Spindle Asm RH 532 12 49-31 Bearing Race Thrust Harden...
  • Page 36 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 SEAT ASSEMBLY PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 13 43-00 Spacer Split 28x 96 Yel Zinc 532 14 08-38 Seat 532 12 12-50 Spring Cprsn 1 27 Blk Pnt...
  • Page 37 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 DECALS PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 14 54-98 Decal Read Owners Manual 532 15 97-36 Decal Hot Muffler 532 10 62-02 Reflector Tail Light Red/Amber 532 15 97-37 Decal Brake/Clutch...
  • Page 38 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 ENGINE OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester...
  • Page 39 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 ENGINE PART DESCRIPTION 532 17 05-51 Control Th/ch Flag 817 72 04-08 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 - - - - - - - - Engine, B&S 31G777...
  • Page 40 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 MOWER DECK 153 154...
  • Page 41 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 MOWER DECK PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 17 69-22 Deck Asm MWR 42"weldment 532 13 39-43 Washer Hardened 872 14 05-06 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5/16-18unc X3/4 532 15 50-46 Arm Idler 42"mower LT/YT...
  • Page 42 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 MOWER LIFT 17 18...
  • Page 43: Repair Parts - Tractor

    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. LTH1542 (HAUB15H42A), PRODUCT NO. 954 17 00-86 MOWER LIFT PART DESCRIPTION 532 15 94-60 Wire Asm Inner W/plunger LT 532 15 94-71 Shaft Asm Lift 532 10 57-67 Pin Groove 812 00 00-02 E Ring #5133-62...
  • Page 44 SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 45 SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 46 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL, NOT ACROSS HILL 15 DEGREES MAX. WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees.
  • Page 47: Warranty

    To obtain the benefit of this warranty, the product believed to be defective must be delivered to an authorized Husqvarna dealer in a timely manner, no later than thirty (30) days from date of the operational problem or failure. The following items are not covered by this warranty: The product must be delivered at the owner’s expense.
  • Page 48 532 18 39-85 Rev. 1 06.12.02 RH/MH Printed in U.S.A.