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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
Vous pouvez utiliser de l'essence contenant jusqu'à
10 % d'éthanol (E10) avec cet appareil. L 'utilisation
GTH26V54
d'essence contenant plus de 10 % d'éthanol annulera
la garantie du produit.
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure
you understand the instructions before using the machine.
532 44 69-18
Lisez très attentivement et soyez certain de comprende
English
ces instructions avant d'utiliser cette machine.

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual Vous pouvez utiliser de l’essence contenant jusqu’à 10 % d’éthanol (E10) avec cet appareil. L ’utilisation GTH26V54 d’essence contenant plus de 10 % d’éthanol annulera la garantie du produit. 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 Ride-On Mowers DANGER: 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. • Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn WARNING: In order to prevent ac ci den tal off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove starting when setting up, trans port ing,...
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers III. CHILDREN • If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately. • Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten securely. WARNING. CHILDREN CAN BE INJURED BY THIS EQUIPMENT. The American Academy GENERAL SERVICE of Pediatrics recommends that children be a •...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manu fac tured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. Gasoline Capacity 4 Gallons/15,14 L and type: Regular Unleaded Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service Oil Type: SAE 30 (above 32°F/0°C)
  • Page 5: Unassembled Parts

    UNASSEMBLED PARTS Mower Mower Front Wheel (2) Rear Lift Link (1) Shoulder Bolt Assemblies (1) 1-1/4 O.D. Washer (1) Small Retainer Springs (1) Front Lift Link (1) 3/8-16 Assembly (1) Wheel Locknut (5) Large Retainer Springs Slope Sheet (1) Oil Drain Tube If Equipped Keys (1) 3/4 O.D.
  • 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 ensure proper tightness.
  • Page 7 ASSEMBLY 4. SLIDE MOWER UNDER TRACTOR (See Fig. 8) • Bring belt forward and check belt for proper routing in LIFT all mower pulley grooves. LEVER NOTE: Be sure mower side suspension arms (A) are point- ing forward before sliding mower under tractor. •...
  • Page 8 ASSEMBLY 7. ATTACH REAR LIFT LINKS (C) (See Fig. 13) • Insert rod end of rear lift link (C) into hole (U) in tractor lift ANTI-SWAY BAR TRANSAXLE (S) LOCATION BRACKET (T) shaft suspension arm and pivot link down to mower. LOCATED •...
  • Page 9: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY ✓ 9 INSTALL BELT ON ENGINE CLUTCH PULLEY (M) CHECKLIST (See Fig. 7 & 15) • Disengage belt tension rod (K) from locking bracket (L). BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRAC TOR, WE • Install belt onto engine clutch pulley (M). WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
  • Page 10: Operation

    OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. FAST SLOW REVERSE HIGH NEUTRAL CHOKE IGNITION SWITCH ENGINE START MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT REVERSE ENGINE ON PARKING BRAKE ENGINE OFF OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) CLUTCH/BRAKE...
  • Page 11 OPERATION KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and ad just ments. Save this manual for future reference. Fig. 16 Our tractors conform to the applicable safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.
  • Page 12: 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 dam age. Always wear safety glass es or eye shields while operating your tractor or per form ing any ad just ments or repairs. We rec om mend standard safety glasses or a wide vision safety mask worn over spectacles.
  • Page 13 OPERATION TO OPERATE MOWER TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing (See Fig. 21) switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with The position of the attachment lift lever (A) determines the the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will cutting height.
  • Page 14: Before Starting The Engine

    OPERATION REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying (ROS).
  • Page 15 OPERATION • The attachments can also be used during the engine CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gas o hol warm-up period after the transmission has been warmed or using ethanol or methanol) can attract mois- ture which leads to sep a ra tion and for ma tion of acids during storage.
  • Page 16: Operation

    OPERATION MOWING TIPS • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower hous ing is attached to tractor. • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing performance. See “TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. •...
  • Page 17: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE BEFORE EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE MAINTENANCE EACH SEASON STORAGE SCHEDULE HOURS HOURS HOURS HOURS Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence & ROS Systems Check for Loose Fasteners Check/Replace Mower Blades Lubrication Chart Check Battery Level Clean Battery and Terminals Clean Debris Off Steering Plate ck Transaxle Cooling...
  • Page 18: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE TRACTOR CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade ap- Always observe safety rules when per form ing any proved by the manufacturer of your tractor. Using a blade not approved by the manu- main te nance. facturer of your tractor is hazardous, could BRAKE OPERATION damage your tractor and void your warranty.
  • Page 19: Engine Oil Filter

    MAINTENANCE TRANSAXLE MAINTENANCE The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean LOWER DASH COVER to assure proper cooling. Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot. To prevent pos- si ble damage to seals, do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transmission.
  • Page 20: Deck Washout Port

    MAINTENANCE MUFFLER DECK WASHOUT PORT (See Fig. 32) Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if Your tractor’s deck is equipped with a washout port on equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. its surface as part of its deck wash system. It should be utilized after each use.
  • Page 21: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SE RI OUS IN JU RY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUSTMENTS: • Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral position. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. •...
  • Page 22: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO LEVEL MOWER • If adjustment is necessary, see steps 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.
  • Page 23 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT TO CHECK BRAKE (See Fig. 39) If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in high est gear on a level, dry concrete or paved Park the tractor on level surface. En gage parking brake. surface, then brake must be serviced.
  • Page 24 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAM BER TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER - • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully Your new tractor front wheel toe-in and camber is set at the charged battery. factory and is normal. The front wheel toe-in and camber •...
  • Page 25 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TRANSMISSION TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB • Raise hood. REMOVAL/RE PLACE MENT • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. Should your transmission require removal for service or • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely re place ment, it should be purged after reinstallation and back into the hole in the backside of the grill.
  • Page 26: Storage

    STORAGE Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end ENGINE of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more. FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS WARNING: Never store the trac tor with FROM FORMING IN ES SEN TIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH gas o line in the tank inside a building AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FIL TER, FUEL HOSE, OR TANK...
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 1. Fill fuel tank. Will not start 2. Engine not “CHOKED” properly. 2. See “TO START ENGINE” in Operation section. 3. Engine flooded. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Bad spark plug. 4.
  • Page 28 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine continues 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not system. corrected, contact an authorized service center/ to run when oper- department. ator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1.
  • Page 29 (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 30 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 31: 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 32 ** 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.
  • Page 34: Français

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