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    02777 YTH1542XP 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 THROW ING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. • Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, WARNING: In order to prevent ac- discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and ci den tal starting when setting up,...

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    SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers III. CHILDREN GENERAL SERVICE • Never operate machine in a closed are. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to •...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. Gasoline Capacity 4.0 Gallons and Type: Unleaded Regular • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) •...

  • Page 5: Unassembled Parts

    UNASSEMBLED PARTS Steering Wheel Seat (1) Washer 17/32 x 1-3/16 x 12 Gauge (1) Knob Steering Steering Wheel Wheel Insert Adapter Gauge Wheels (2) Keys (4) Adjusting Bar (4) Locknut 3/8-16 (1) Oil Drain Tube (4) Wheels (4) Retainer Springs Slope Sheet (double loop) (4) Washers...

  • 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.

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    ASSEMBLY TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Op- er a tion section for location and function of SEAT SHOULDER con trols) BOLT • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest po si tion. • Release parking brake by de press ing clutch/brake ped al.

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  • Page 9: Operation

    OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their mean- ing. FAST SLOW REVERSE HIGH NEUTRAL CHOKE IGNITION SWITCH ENGINE START REVERSE ENGINE ON PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE ENGINE OFF OPERATION LOCKED...

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    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. AT TACH MENT CLUTCH ROS "ON"...

  • Page 11: To Move Forward And Backward

    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 op- erating your tractor or per form ing any adjustments or repairs. We rec om mend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or stan dard safety glasses.

  • Page 12: To Operate On Hills

    OPERATION TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 7) "ENGAGED" PO SI TION ATTACHMENT Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly LIFT LEVER off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height HIGH PO SI TION in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.

  • Page 13: Before Starting The Engine

    OPERATION • If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake pedal • To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in quickly to brake position and engage parking brake. this manual. • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. ADD GASOLINE IMPORTANT: THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT •...

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    OPERATION • Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position. Shut- • The attachments and ground drive can now be used. If off engine and set parking brake. the engine does not accept the load, restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke •...

  • Page 15: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE SERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and ROS 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: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE TRACTOR BLADE CARE Always observe safety rules when per form ing any main- For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Re place te nance. bent or damaged blades. BRAKE OPERATION CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade If tractor requires more than fi ve (5) feet to stop at highest approved by the manufacturer of your speed in high est gear on a level, dry concrete or paved tractor.

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    MAINTENANCE • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground. The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fl uid main te - If blade is balanced, it should remain in a horizontal nance is not required for the life of the transaxle.

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    MAINTENANCE • Unlock drain valve by pushing inward and turning MUFFLER coun ter clock wise. Inspect and replace corroded muffl er and spark arrester • To open, pull out on the drain valve. (if equipped) as it could create a fi re hazard and/or dam- •...

  • Page 19: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER VICE OR AD JUST - MENTS: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. •...

  • Page 20: To Replace Mower Blade Drive Belt

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Figs. 17 and 18) • Raise mower to its highest position. • At the midpoint of both sides of mower, measure height MANDREL from bot tom edge of mower to ground. Distance “A” on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1/4"...

  • Page 21: To Check And Adjust Brake

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS BELT REMOVAL - TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE • Remove mower (See “TO RE MOVE MOWER” in this section of manual). (See Fig. 22) NOTE: Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all Your tractor is equipped with an ad just able brake system belt guides and keepers.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent fl at tires due to off. slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your local • While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the parts dealer.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 27) TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The WARNING: Do not short battery fuse holder is located behind the dash. ter mi nals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY at the same time.

  • Page 24: 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 25: Trou Ble Shoot Ing

    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 fl ooded. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. Bad spark plug. Replace spark plug. Dirty air fi...

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    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine dies when 1. Reverse operation system 1. Turn ignition key to tractor is shifted (ROS) is not "ON" while ROS "ON" position. into reverse mower or other attachment See Operation section. is engaged. Engine continues to run Faulty operator-safety presence control system.

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  • Page 28: Repair Parts

    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 ELECTRICAL D .C 193376 ROS...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 ELECTRICAL PART DESCRIPTION 532 14 49-27 Battery 874 76 04-12 Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4 532 18 64-91 Box Battery 532 17 61-38 Switch Interlock 532 18 37-59 Harness Socket Light...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 CHASSIS chassis_elite husqy_1a...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 CHASSIS PART DESCRIPTION 532 17 46-19 Chassis 532 17 65-54 Drawbar 532 15 52-72 Bumper Hood/Dash 532 19 54-20 Dash 872 14 06-08 Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 DRIVE 19 24 drive-hydro.stlt_73...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 DRIVE PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 17 46-07 Pulley, Engine - - - - - - Transaxle Hydro Gear 314-0510 532 17 39-37 Bolt Hex 7/16-20 x 4 x Gr. 5-1.5 Thr...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 STEERING ASSEMBLY steering_pl.lt_62...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 STEERING ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 532 19 36-51 Wheel Steering 532 18 47-06 Axle Asm Cast Iron LT 532 16 98-40 Spindle Asm LH 532 16 98-39 Spindle Asm RH 532 12 49-31 Bearing Race Thrust Harden 532 12 17-48 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.

  • Page 36

    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 ENGINE OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine-kawasaki_7 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 14 21-58 Line, Fuel 532 17 08-03 Control, Throttle/Choke 817 72 04-08 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 MOWER LIFT 17 18 20 lift-rh.1pc.stlt_1 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 16 40-24 Spring Comp. Infi . 532 15 94-60 Plunger Asm. 532 16 94-84 Retainer Clip 532 15 94-71 Shaft Asm Lift RH w/Inf...

  • Page 38

    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 SEAT ASSEMBLY seat_lt.knob_13 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 12 12-48 Bushing Snap Blk Nyl 50 Id 532 18 87-15 Seat 532 14 05-51 Bracket Pivot Seat 8 720...

  • Page 39

    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 DECALS PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 19 39-39 Decal Oper 532 16 03-96 Decal V-Belt Schematic 532 18 92-43 Decal Dash 532 18 89-18 Decal Hood Rh 532 18 89-19 Decal Hood LH...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 MOWER DECK 42_D.elec.t-path.adjwl.stlt_3...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH1542XP (96013000101), PRODUCT NO. 960 13 00-01 MOWER DECK PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 12 20-52 Spacer, Retainer 532 18 54-38 Mower Deck Assembly, 42" 532 14 10-43 Guard TUV Idler 872 14 05-06 Bolt 532 17 48-82 Spring Ext Elect.

  • Page 42

    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 43: Warranty

    It is the Owner’s and Dealer’s responsibility to make certain that the Warranty Registration Card is properly warranty. fi lled out and mailed to Husqvarna Forest & Garden Company. This card should be mailed within ten (10) days from the date of purchase in order to confi rm the warranty and to facilitate post-sale service.

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    532 19 67-15 01.11.05 TR Printed in U.S.A.

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