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. • Slow down before turning. WARNING: In order to prevent ac ci den tal •...
SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to GENERAL SERVICE the presence of children. Children are often attracted to • Never operate machine in a closed area. the ma chine and the mowing activity.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manu fac tured to give Gasoline Capacity 4.0 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 servicecenter/...
UNASSEMBLED PARTS Mower Mower Front Wheel (5) Large Retainer Springs - 7/16 (1) 3/4 O.D. Washers (1) Wheel (1) 1-1/4 O.D. Washer (2) Smaller Retainer Springs - 5/16 (5) 1-3/16 O.D. Washers (1) Locknut (1) Shoulder Bolt 3/8-16 (1) Anti-Sway Bar Slope Sheet (1) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use...
ASSEMBLY TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Op er a tion BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM section for location and function of con trols) SKID • Raise attachment lift lever to its highest po si tion. TO CHECK BATTERY (See Fig. 1) •...
ASSEMBLY 2. ASSEMBLE FRONT GAUGE WHEEL (W) TO FRONT NOTE: Be sure mower side suspension arms (A) are point- OF MOWER (See Fig. 5) ing forward before sliding mower under tractor. • Slide mower under tractor until it is centered under H.
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 •...
ASSEMBLY ✓ 9 INSTALL BELT ON ENGINE CLUTCH PULLEY (M) CHECKLIST (See Fig. 9 & 15) • Disengage belt tension rod (K) from locking bracket (L). BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRAC TOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST •...
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...
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. Fig.
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.
OPERATION TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 22) (See Fig. 20) Gauge wheels are prop er ly ad just ed when they are slight ly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the operating position.
OPERATION REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) TO TRANSPORT (See Figs. 16 and 25) Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage (ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse transmission by placing freewheel control in free wheel ing direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off po si tion.
OPERATION BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting procedures below. • Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL “START” position and release key as soon as engine The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the starts.
OPERATION MOWING TIPS PURGE TRANSMISSION • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing CAUTION: Never engage or disengage performance. See “TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. freewheel lever while the engine is run ning. •...
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...
MAINTENANCE TRACTOR BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Re place Always observe safety rules when per form ing any bent or damaged blades. main te nance. CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade ap- BRAKE OPERATION proved by the manufacturer of your tractor.
MAINTENANCE V-BELTS OIL DRAIN VALVE Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not TO OPEN ad just able. Re place belts if they begin to slip from wear. TO CLOSE TRANSAXLE COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling.
MAINTENANCE IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 32) DECK WASHOUT PORT (See Fig. 34) The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel Your tractor’s deck is equipped with a washout port on filter becomes clogged, ob struct ing fuel flow to car bu re tor, its surface as part of its deck wash system.
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. • Ensure transaxle is in the neutral position. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. •...
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.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT 7. Reconnect clutch harness (A). (See Fig. 41) 8- Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and in side all belt guides and keep ers. Park the tractor on level surface. En gage parking brake. For as sis tance, there is a belt installation guide decal on 9.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAM BER Your new tractor front wheel toe-in and camber is set at the factory and is normal. The front wheel toe-in and camber are not adjustable. If damage has occurred to affect the factory set front wheel toe-in or camber, contact a qualified service center.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TRANSMISSION INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run REMOVAL/RE PLACE MENT poorly, stop running, or prevent it from starting. • Check wiring. See electrical wiring diagram in the Should your transmission require removal for service or repair parts section.
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...
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.
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.
TRACTOR - MODEL NO. (289580), PRODUCT NO. LGTH2454 SCHEMATIC SCH12 BATTERY SOLENOID STARTER FUSE AMMETER BLACK (OPTIONAL) ELECTRIC CLUTCH WHITE PTO SWITCH BLACK WHITE (DISENGAGED) WHITE BLACK GRAY CLUTCH/BRAKE (PEDAL UP) REVERSE SWITCH (NOT IN REVERSE) BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK...
TRACTOR - MODEL NO. (289580), PRODUCT NO. LGTH2454 ELECTRICAL T07S With 12V Outlet Option With Service Minder Option...