Husqvarna LTH2142D Operator's Manual

Husqvarna LTH2142D Operator's Manual

Ride-on mowers


Operator's Manual
532 43 39-31


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  • Page 1 LTH2142D Operator's Manual 532 43 39-31...
  • 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. • Do not operate the machine while under the influence WARNING: In order to prevent ac ci den tal of alcohol or drugs.
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers III. CHILDREN GENERAL SERVICE • Never operate machine in a closed area. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to • Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment the presence of children.
  • 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 Gasoline Capacity 1.5 Gallons you the best possible dependability and performance. and type: Unleaded Regular Should you experience any problem you cannot easily rem- Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) edy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/...
  • Page 5: Unassembled Parts

    UNASSEMBLED PARTS Steering Wheel Steering Lock Washer Large Flat Wheel Insert Washer (1) Hex Bolt Steering Steering Extension Steering Wheel Boot Shaft Adapter Seat (1) Washer (1) Hex Bolt (1) Seat Keys Slope Sheet (1) Hood Scoop (2) Keys...
  • 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 ATTACH HOOD SCOOP (See Fig. 5) SLOT TAPE FLAT WASHER SEAT PAN ADJUSTMENT BOLT HANDLE FIG. 3 TO CHECK BATTERY (See Fig. 4) • Lift seat to raised position. NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label is located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps.
  • Page 8 ASSEMBLY CHECK TIRE PRESSURE ✓CHECKLIST The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRAC TOR, WE for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST for best cutting performance. PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT.
  • Page 9: 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 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 ad just ments. Save this manual for future reference. ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT LIGHT...
  • 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 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 12 OPERATION TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 11) Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing 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 13: Before Starting The Engine

    OPERATION USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM - TOWING CARTS AND OTHER AT TACH MENTS Only use if you are certain no children or other bystanders Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and will enter the mowing area. comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your trac- •...
  • Page 14 OPERATION TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 6) PURGE TRANSMISSION When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine CAUTION: Never engage or disengage has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine. freewheel lever while the engine is run ning.
  • Page 15 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 16: 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 17: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE TRACTOR BLADE CARE Always observe safety rules when per form ing any For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Re place main te nance. bent or damaged blades. BRAKE OPERATION CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade ap- If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest proved by the manufacturer of your tractor.
  • Page 18: Engine Cooling System

    MAINTENANCE TRANSAXLE MAINTENANCE DOCKING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean POSITION OIL DRAIN to assure proper cooling. EXTENSION 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 19 MAINTENANCE DECK WASHOUT PORT (See Fig. 21) IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 19) Your tractor’s deck is equipped with a washout port on The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel its surface as part of its deck wash system. It should be filter becomes clogged, ob struct ing fuel flow to car bu re tor, utilized after each use.
  • Page 20: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER VICE OR AD JUST MENTS: • Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. • Turn ignition key to “STOP” and remove key. •...
  • Page 21: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • ATTACH MOWER SIDE SUSPENSION ARMS (A) TO • ATTACH FRONT LINK (E) - Work from left side of trac- CHASSIS - Position hole in arm over pin (B) on outside tor. Insert rod end of link assembly through front hole of tractor chassis and secure with retainer spring.
  • Page 22 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO LEVEL MOWER • If adjustment is necessary, see step 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: To Replace Motion Drive Belt

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 32) (See Fig. 33) Park the tractor on level surface. En gage parking brake. MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL For as sis tance, there is a belt installation guide decal on •...
  • Page 24 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO AD JUST STEER ING WHEEL ALIGN MENT TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY (See Fig. 35) If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right) when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steer - ing wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly WARNING: Lead-acid batteries gen er ate section of this manual.
  • Page 25: Service And Ad Just Ments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 36) TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 37) WARNING: Do not short battery ter mi - • Raise hood. nals by allowing a wrench or any other • Unsnap headlight wire connector. object to contact both terminals at the same time.
  • Page 26: Storage

    STORAGE ENGINE Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end 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: Trou Ble Shoot Ing

    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS 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.
  • Page 28 TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS 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 30 SERVICE NOTES...
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  • Page 32 01.07.10 CL Printed in the U.S.A.

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