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P 524
Please read the Operator's Manual carefully and make sure you
understand the instructions before using the machine.



  Summary of Contents for Husqvarna P 524

  • Page 1 Operator’s Manual P 524 Please read the Operator’s Manual carefully and make sure you English understand the instructions before using the machine.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Contents Replacing the fuel filter ..........Checking the fuel pump’s air filter ........ CONTENTS Replacing the engine’s air filter ........Contents ............... Ignition system ............. SERVICE JOURNAL Replacing the spark plug..........Delivery Service ............Cleaning the engine and muffler ........After the first 8 hours ...........
  • Page 3: Service Journal

    SERVICE JOURNAL Delivery Service 11 Inform the customer about: The need and advantages of following the service 1 Charge the battery for 4 hours at max. 3 schedule. amperes. The transmission guarantee is only valid if the 2 Check and adjust the air pressure in the front and synchronisation of the front and rear wheels has rear tyres (100 kPa/1.0 bar/14.5 PSI).
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Dear Customer! Thank you for purchasing a Husqvarna Rider. Husqvarna Riders have been designed according to a unique concept with a front mounted cutting deck and patented rear wheel steering. The Rider is built to give maximum efficiency even in small and confined areas.
  • Page 5: Proper Service

    Proper Service Husqvarna’s products are sold all over the world and ensures that you as a customer receive only the best support and service. Before the product is delivered, the machine has, for example, been inspected and adjusted by your dealer, see the certificate in the “Delivery Service”...
  • Page 6: Key To Symbols

    KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols Noise emission to surroundings in accordance with the directive of the European Community. The machine's These symbols can be found on the rider and in the operator’s emissions are set out in the chapter manual. Technical data and on the decal. WARNING! Careless or incorrect use can Clutch in result in serious or fatal injury to the...
  • Page 7 KEY TO SYMBOLS Switch off the engine and remove the ignition cable before carrying out repairs or maintenance Checking the Engine Oil Level Check the transmission oil level Lift up the cutting deck Apply the parking brake Use the choke if the engine is cold Disengage the parking brake before driving –...
  • Page 8: What Is What

    WHAT IS WHAT? Placement of controls 1 Accelerator for driving forwards 11 Hood lock 2 Accelerator for reversing 12 Rear bypass valve 3 Switch for the lights 13 Product and serial number plate 4 Cutting height adjustment lever 14 Fuel cap 5 Lever for hydraulic lift of attachments 15 Seat adjustment 6 PTO button...
  • Page 9: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety Instructions • Clear the area of objects such as stones, toys, steel wire, etc. that may become caught in the blades and thrown out. These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully. Insure your Rider • Check the insurance coverage for your new Rider.
  • Page 10: Driving On Slopes

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Never use the machine when barefoot. Always wear WARNING! protective shoes or protective boots, preferably with steel The muffler contains chemicals that may be toes. carcinogenic. Avoid contact with these chemicals if the muffler should break. WARNING! The engine emits carbon monoxide, which is a colourless, poisonous gas.
  • Page 11: Children

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Avoid unnecessary turns on slopes, and if it proves • Never allow children to operate the machine. necessary, turn slowly and gradually downward, if possible. Drive slowly. Do not turn the wheel sharply. • Watch out for and avoid driving over furrows, holes, and bumps.
  • Page 12: Transport

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • If leaks arise in the fuel system, the engine must not be • Stop and inspect the equipment if you run over or into started until the problem has been resolved. anything. If necessary, make repairs before starting. •...
  • Page 13: Presentation

    PRESENTATION Presentation Choke Lever Congratulations on your choice of an excellent quality product The choke lever is used for cold starts in order to provide the that will give you great pleasure for many years. This engine with a richer fuel mixture. operator's manual describes P524.
  • Page 14: Chronometer

    PRESENTATION Chronometer Cutting deck The chronometer shows how many hours the engine has P524 can be fitted with the Combi 112 and Combi 122 cutting been running. decks. The Combi-unit, equipped with a CombiClip plug, finely chops the cuttings to fertiliser. Without the CombiClip plug the unit Any time when the engine is not running but the ignition is works in the same way as a rear ejection unit.
  • Page 15: Pto Blades On/Off

    PRESENTATION PTO blades on/off The seat springs can be adjusted by moving the rubber blocks in their brackets on the underside of the seat. Set both blocks To make the cutters rotate the cutting deck must be lowered in the front, centre or rear positions. in the mowing position and the “PTO”...
  • Page 16: Lights And Power Outlet

    The drive on the axle is disengaged when one of the valves is open. P 524 has 2 valves, one for the front axle and one for the rear axle. IMPORTANT! Always run the machine with both valves closed.
  • Page 17: Driving

    DRIVING Mowing Tips Before Starting • Read the safety instructions and information concerning the placement of controls and functions before starting. • Perform daily maintenance before starting as set out in the Maintenance schedule. IMPORTANT! The air intake grille in the engine cover behind the driver’s seat must not be blocked by, for example, clothing, leaves, grass or dirt.
  • Page 18 DRIVING 4 Move the throttle to the middle position. 7 When the engine starts, immediately release the ignition key so that it returns to the neutral position. 5 If the engine is cold, the choke control shall be moved backwards to its end position. IMPORTANT! Do not run the starter motor for more than 5 seconds at a time.
  • Page 19: Starting The Engine With A Weak Battery

    DRIVING Remove the cables in the reverse order IMPORTANT! If the temperature is below 0° C the machine must be warmed upp for at least 10 minutes to heat up the • The BLACK cable is removed from the chassis and then hydraulic oil and the transmission.
  • Page 20: Braking

    DRIVING Stopping the Engine 4 Select the required cutting height (1-6) using the cutting height lever. If the engine has been worked hard, it is preferable to let the engine idle for a minute so it is running at its normal working temperature when it is stopped.
  • Page 21: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule The following is a list of maintenance procedures that must be performed on the rider. For those points not described in this manual, visit an authorised service workshop. Daily mainte- At least Weekly Maintenance Maintenance nance before once a maintenance interval in hours...
  • Page 22 MAINTENANCE Daily mainte- At least Weekly Maintenance Maintenance nance before once a maintenance interval in hours starting year 40 100 200 Tighten the nuts and screws Checking and adjusting the throttle cable Clean the air filter. Check/adjust the cutting height Check/adjust the parking brake Clean the engine’s cooling fins Change the air filter...
  • Page 23: Cleaning

    MAINTENANCE Cleaning Front cover Loosen the lock with the back of the ignition key or other tool Clean the machine directly after use. It is much easier to wash and remove the front cover. off grass cuttings before they dry. Oily dirt can be removed using a cold degreasing agent.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Parking Brake

    MAINTENANCE Left-hand wing cover 3 Remove the left-hand wing cover, see “Left-hand wing cover” on page 24. Remove the bolts holding the wing cover and lift off the cover. 4 Loosen the locking nuts. 5 Adjust the play between the casing and the adjustment screw to 1 mm (0.040") when pulling the casing.
  • Page 25: Checking The Fuel Pump's Air Filter

    MAINTENANCE 4 Push the new filter into the hose ends. If necessary, a 3 Remove the filter cartridge from the filter housing. soap solution can be applied to the ends of the filter to simplify assembly. 5 Move the hose clamps back toward the filter. Checking the fuel pump’s air filter Check regularly that the fuel pump’s air filter is not clogged by dirt.
  • Page 26: Ignition System

    MAINTENANCE Ignition system Checking the safety system The engine is equipped with an electronic ignition system. The rider is equipped with a safety system that prevents Only the spark plugs require maintenance. starting or driving under the following conditions. Recommended spark plug, see “Technical Data” on page 45. The engine must only be possible to start when the following conditions are met: •...
  • Page 27: Main Fuse

    MAINTENANCE Checking the tyre pressures 5 Lift out the bulbs from the insert. 6 Insert the new bulbs. Make sure you use your thumb to The tyre pressure must be 100 kPa / 1.0 bar / 14.5 PSI for the support the front.
  • Page 28: Replacing The Cutting Deck's Belt

    MAINTENANCE Assembly Check the air duct, located on the inside of the engine cover, ensure it is clean and does not rub against the cooling air 1 Fit a new cutting deck belt according to the belt position intake. diagram. A clogged air intake grille, air duct or cooling air intake impairs the cooling of the engine, which may result in engine damage.
  • Page 29: Fitting The Cutting Deck

    MAINTENANCE Assembling the cutting deck 7 Secure the springs on the adjuster pulley. WARNING! Wear protective glasses when assembling the cutting deck. The springs that tension the belt can fly off and cause personal injury. 1 Place the machine on a flat surface and apply the parking brake.
  • Page 30: Checking And Adjusting The Cutting Deck's Ground Pressure

    MAINTENANCE Checking and adjusting the cutting Adjusting the parallelism of the deck’s ground pressure cutting deck In order to achieve the best mowing result the cutting deck 1 Remove the front cover and the right-hand wing cover, should follow the ground without touching it too heavily. see “Dismantling the Rider covers”...
  • Page 31: Releasing The Service Position

    MAINTENANCE 3 Remove the front cover by loosening the pin. (Complete 6 Grip the front edge of the cutting deck and pull forwards instructions for the service position can be found on the until it stops. inside of the front cover). 7 Lift the cutting deck until it stops and a clicking sound is heard.
  • Page 32: Inspecting The Blades

    MAINTENANCE 2 Open the lock for the track rod bolt. 7 Loosen the spring that tensions the V-belt and wriggle the belt off. Remove the bolt so the track rod is released in one end. Attach a new belt in the reverse order. Inspecting the blades It is important that the blades are undamaged and well- ground to give the best mowing result.
  • Page 33: Lubrication

    LUBRICATION Key to symbols in lubrication chart General Remove the ignition key to prevent unintentional movements during lubrication. Filter replacement When lubricating with an oilcan, it ought to be filled with engine oil. Oil Change When lubricating with grease, unless otherwise stated, grease 503 98 96-01 or another chassis or ball bearing grease offering good corrosion protection shall be used.
  • Page 34: Accessories

    LUBRICATION Accessories • Work the pedals and lubricate the moving parts with an oil can. Lubricate the cables to the brake and drive pedals with an oil can. Lubrication or other maintenance of optional equipment or accessories is not described in this manual. This equipment too, naturally, requires maintenance.
  • Page 35: Chain In The Frame Tunnel

    LUBRICATION Chain in the frame tunnel Throttle and choke cables, lever bearings Remove the frame plate by loosening the four screws. Lubricate the chain in the frame tunnel with an oil can or chain • Remove right wing cover, see “Dismantling the Rider lubricant spray for motorcycles.
  • Page 36: Checking The Oil Level Of The Hydraulic System

    LUBRICATION Checking the hydraulic system’s oil Checking the oil level in the level transmission The oil and filter should be changed by an authorised service • Check that there is oil in the transmission with the dipstick. representative, as described in the Workshop Manual. Work on the system entails particular demands on cleanliness and the system must be vented before the machine is used.
  • Page 37: Replacing The Engine Oil

    LUBRICATION Tighten the dipstick correctly before starting the engine. Start Check the oil level in the engine, top up if necessary. and run the engine at idling speed for approx. 30 seconds. Turn off the engine. Wait 30 seconds and check the oil level. IMPORTANT! If necessary fill so that the oil comes up to the FULL mark on the dipstick.
  • Page 38: Joint Bearing

    LUBRICATION Joint bearing Lubricate the joint bearing at the centre. Lubricate with grease gun until grease appears. Connecting rod • 2 grease nipples, one on each side. Lubricate with grease gun until grease appears. 38 – English...
  • Page 39: Trouble Shooting Chart

    TROUBLE SHOOTING CHART Problem Cause Starter turns but the engine does not start Fuel tank empty Faulty spark plugs Faulty spark plug connections or interchanged cables Dirt in the carburettor or fuel line Fuel filter blocked Starter does not turn the engine Discharged battery Bad contact between the cable and battery Main fuse blown.
  • Page 40: Electrical And Hydraulic Systems

    ELECTRICAL AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS Electrical system Numbers correspond to: 1 Main fuse 20 A 2 Start relay 3 Microswitch, seat 4 Switch for the lights 5 Lights 6 Hour meter 7 Microswitch, hydrostatic transmission 8 Fuse holder 9 Ignition lock 10 Power outlet 40 –...
  • Page 41: Wiring Diagram

    ELECTRICAL AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS Wiring diagram – 41 English...
  • Page 43: Hydraulic System

    ELECTRICAL AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS Hydraulic System Keep the hydraulic system clean. Remember to: • Thoroughly clean before the top-up cap is opened or any connector loosened. • Use clean containers when topping up the oil. • Only use pure oil that has been stored in a sealed container. •...
  • Page 44: Storage

    Always use the Always use genuine Husqvarna spare parts. mixing ratios specified by the manufacturer of the stabiliser. Run the engine for at least 10 minutes after adding the An annual check-up or trimming at an authorised service stabiliser so that it will reach the carburettor.
  • Page 45: Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA Technical Data Dimensions P 524 Length without cutting deck, mm/ft 2050/6.73 Width without cutting deck, mm/ft 980/3.22 Height, mm/ft 1150/3.77 Operating weight without cutting deck, kg/lb 385/849 Wheel base, mm/ft 1000/3.29 Track width, front, mm/ft 765 / 2,5...
  • Page 46 1220 / 48 1330 / 52.4 Weight, kg/lb 56 / 123.5 64 / 141 Technical specifications for sound and vibration levels P 524 C 112 C 122 Noise emissions (see note 2) Sound power level, measured dB(A) Guranteed sound level dB(A)
  • Page 47: Eu Declaration Of Conformity

    EU Declaration of Conformity (only applies to Europe) Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel.: +4636146500, declares under sole responsibility that Husqvarna P 524 Riders dating from 2011 serial numbers and onwards (the year is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the serial number), complies with the requirements of the COUNCIL'S DIRECTIVE: of May 17, 2006 “relating to machinery”...
  • Page 48 Original Operator’ s manual 1153985-26 ´®z+U§T¶6L¨ ´®z+U§T¶6L¨ 2011-04-19...