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  • Page 2 The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State defects or other reproductive harm.
  • Page 3 65 WARNING: this product contains birth defects, and other reproductive tractor. of the Honda publication is based of printing. to make changes at any time without written chemicals known to the State of harm. H4514H on the permission. and it must...
  • Page 4 Safety Messages Your safety and the safety important safety messages these messages carefully. A safety message alerts you to potential Each safety message words: DANGER, WARNING, These mean: You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY follow You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY follow You CAN be HURT if you don’t follow Each message...
  • Page 8 1. SAFETY INFORMATION SAFETY LABEL LOCATIONS The labels shown here contain important safety information. Please read them carefully. These labels are considered permanent parts of yourtractor. If a label comes off or becomes hard to read, contact your dealer for a replacement.
  • Page 9 LAWN TRACTOR SAFETY For your safety and the precautions: Operator Responsibility Keep the lawn tractor tractor in poor, or questionable Be sure all safety devices place, these items Know to stop the engine Understand the use of all controls. Allowing anyone, tion result...
  • Page 10 Blade Hazard The cutting blades are sharp, tact can cause serious Keep your hands and feet away is running. Stop the engine, disengage key before inspection Disconnect the spark starting. Wear heavy cleaning out the mower Thrown Object Hazard Objects hit by the blades and may cause...
  • Page 11 The engine and exhaust main hot for a while can cause burn injuries Avoid touching a hot engine Allow the engine lawn tractor indoors. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Exhaust contains poisonous gas. Breathing exhaust death. If you run the engine ed, the air you breathe gas.
  • Page 12 2. COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION POWER TAKE-OFF (PTO) LEVER SHlFT d LEVER BRAKE PEDAL CUT-& DECK PARKING INDICATOR TEMP LAMP INDICATOR LAMP THROTTLE LEVER WARNING BUZZER DECK HElGHT ADJUSTING LEVER CUlTER DECK DRIC ADJUSTING KNOB MUF’FLER FRAM; SERIAL NUMBER HEADLIGHT SWITCH FUEL INDICATOR UGINE WITCH HEADLIGHT...
  • Page 13 Engine Compartment -_ -:\:. , . . .’ . .K -9-I OIL FILLER ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER Record the frame and engine the serial numbers when warranty inquiries (see page 84). Frame serial number: Engine serial number: BATTERY AIR CLEANER OIL DF$IN BOLT serial numbers...
  • Page 14 3. CONTROLS Engine Switch Always remove lawn tractor is unattended from starting the engine. This lawn tractor is equipped which controls all the electrical hand side of the control “START” Key positions: “ON” “OFF” Do not leave the engine switch “ON” (key on “ON” position) when the engine is not running as the battery will discharge.
  • Page 15 Cutter Deck Height Adjusting This lever is used to raise and lower height, squeeze the handle Raise or lower the lever dicator. At that point, the handle lock returns Cutting height: 1.0, To avoid damage the lawn tractor ground clearance. To avoid damaging attempt to screw...
  • Page 16 Shift Lever Use the shift lever to change and/or to shift the transmission To drive lawn tractor move the shift lever from To drive in reverse, slowly NOTE: The shift lever lever returns to NEUTRAL the lawn tractor to a complete Be sure that the shift Mowing...
  • Page 17 Power Take-Off (PTO) Lever This lever engages and disengages blades. Lever positions: OFF (Disengaged)... OFF IDisengaged) PTO LEVER Before engaging the PTO, set the throttle always engage and disengage premature wear on the PTO clutch. NOTE: An interlock switch lever is in the OFF position. Brake Pedal The brake pedal...
  • Page 18 Parking Brake Lever and Warning Buzzer This lever is used to set the brake To set the parking brake, be sure that the parking To release parking button, lower the lever A warning buzzer will of the neutral position switch is in the “ON”...
  • Page 19 Transmission Release Lever This lever is used when hand. Operating hill, could result in a loss of control damage. Operating ning can damage the transmission. To operate the transmission 1. Stop the engine 2. Place the shift lever 3. Move the transmission 4.
  • Page 20 Headlight Switch The headlight switch turns the headlights ON and OFF. Poor visibility increases the risk of striking hidden objects. Reduce speed when operating the tractor in low light conditions. HEADLIGHT SWITCH...
  • Page 21 Follow the procedures each use: 1. Park the lawn tractor 2. Place the shift lever 3. Disconnect the spark tal engine start-up. If the engine the pre-operation checks, OPENING/CLOSING THE HOOD To open, pull up at the grip area until the hood support open position.
  • Page 22 ENGINE Running the engine with low oil level will cause serious engine damage. 1. Place the lawn tractor 2. Open the engine hood, remove the cap and wipe 3. Insert and remove the dipstick Check the oil level shown 4. If the oil level is near or below the lower limit mark on the dipstick, the recommended oil to the upper Use 4-stroke...
  • Page 23 FUEL Fuel Level/Refueling Remove the filler cap and check the fuel level. Refill the tank if the level is low. If the low fuel indicator US gal) or less remaining Fuel tank capacity: 9.0 4 (2.38 US gal, 1.98 Imp gal) Gasoline is extremely treme care when handling...
  • Page 24 Fuel Recommendation Use unleaded gasoline This engine is certified to operate Unleaded gasoline produces exhaust system life. Never use stale or contaminated Avoid getting dirt or water Occasionally you may hear light “spark noise) while operating under heavy If spark knock or pinging change brands of gasoline.
  • Page 25 Oxygenated Fuels Some conventional gasolines compound. These gasolines meet clean air standards, oxygenated fuels to help reduce emissions. If you use an oxygenated octane rating requirement. Before using an oxygenated provinces require this information The following are the EPA approved ETHANOL - (ethyl or grain alcohol) You may use gasoline...
  • Page 26 AIR CLEANER Check that the air cleaner ty air cleaner will restrict mance. A damaged air cleaner rapid engine wear. 1. Open the hood, and unsnap and air cleaner elements. 2. Inspect the air cleaner If the air cleaner elements page 58.
  • Page 27 COOLANT Coolant Level Check the coolant operating temperature. If the coolant level is near the MIN mark, add coolant mark. If there is no coolant for leaks and repaired and reserve tank. The coolant is hot and under pressure and severe scalding could result.
  • Page 28 BATTERY ELECTROLYTE Open the hood, and check The electrolyte level must be kept between lfthe electrolyte level is near the LOWER mark, remove carefully add distilled water to each cell until the liquid line (see page 61). UPPER LIMIT LOWER LIMIT Batteries produce an explosion,...
  • Page 29 TRANSMISSION OIL INSPECTION Check the transmission and the transmission NOTE: HST fluid changes stick is calibrated for HST fluid 68OF (2OOC). Within ween the upper and lower If the fluid temperature transmission fluid. transmission fluid. If the fluid temperature mark on the dip stick, Remove the oil filler...
  • Page 30 CUTTER DECK Priorto using the mower, up in the deck. For cleaning, CUTTER DECK DRIVE Inspection Lower the deck and raise the hood. Inspect the belts for damage excessively worn, ClJlTER Cutter deck drive belt tension Lower the deck Check belt tension on the tensioner the tension...
  • Page 31 ANTI-SCALP ROLLER ADJUSTMENT anti-scalp rollers vent blades from “scalping” high spots. designed to “float”, portant to set the anti-scalp correctly. The setting type of terrain being and the cut height. FLAT TERRAIN ANTI-SC ROLLER SHAFT For fiat terrain, use the lower in the anti-scalp roller shaft.
  • Page 32 TIRES INorlCEJ Overinflation Inflate the tires to manufacturer’s Check the tire pressure Front ..,,. 98 kPa Il.0 kg/cm2, 14.2 psi) Pressure: Rear ..78 kPa (0.8 kg/cm2, 11.4 psi) AIR PRESSURE GAUGE SEAT ADJUSTMENT 1. Loosen the four seat 2.
  • Page 33 BLADE Before each use, inspect To avoid injury: Remove the ignition cidental starting. Wear heavy gloves 1. Set the parking brake, position. 2. Raise the deck height 3. Inspect the blades 38 inch deck a. The right blade left blade can been b.
  • Page 34 4. If either of the blades shows signs of damage cutter deck, and thoroughly instructions on page 64). Dull blades can be sharpened, worn out, bent, cracked, blades need sharpening Honda lawn tractor dealer. and install the blades yourself tions on pages 70-71).
  • Page 35 SAFETY SWITCH Before performing these on the seat or set the parking 1. PTO switch inspection With the shift lever in the N (Neutral) (Engaged) position. Check that the starter turned to the START Return the PTO lever to the OFF (Disengaged) 2.
  • Page 36 5. OPERATION STARTING THE ENGINE Exhaust contains cause loss of consciousness enclosed area. Be sure to provide NOTE: Before starting release lever under the seat is in the ENGAGED 1. Sit on the seat and check that the parking is in neutral, and the PTO lever is in the OFF (disengaged) 2.
  • Page 37 3. Turn the engine switch 1 Running the starter motor for more than 5 seconds can damage the NOTICE motor. If the engine fails to start, 10 seconds before operating 4. After the engine starts, 5. After engine warms position. to START.
  • Page 38 To help prevent engine equipped with a TEMP INDICATOR and the warning buzzer sounds, stop the engine level (p. 25) and clean the radiator To prevent before cleaning the radiator NOTICE Continuing lead to severe engine damage. damage caused by overheating, LAMP.
  • Page 39 Seat Safety Switch Operation seat safety switch weight is off the seat While parked on a level surface, Rise off the seat -the Return the PTO lever to OFF (Disengaged) Release the parking While driving slowly, Move the shift lever engine and release should...
  • Page 40 MOWING Before operating this lawn tractor you should INSTRUCTIONS on pages 6-9. Rotating blades and thrown Always stop the engine before clearing the discharge the grass bags. Unseen hazards may cause loss of control tor. Look for and avoid rocks, terrain.
  • Page 41 For best quality FAST position and select Mowing at low or medium mance and cut quality. For best results, select Rapid speed changes the shift lever into the TRANSPORT fect cut quality. Use the TRANSPORT mower to and from When cutting thick, lush or uneven speed and increase...
  • Page 42 STARTING THE LAWN TRACTOR Be sure the mowing obstacles before mowing. 1, Set the cutter deck Be sure that the anti-scalp NOTE: cutting height and terrain SET BUlTON 2. Move the throttle lever NOTE: For best cut quality, in the FAST tle lever position.
  • Page 43 3. Move the PTO lever to the ON (Engaged) NOTICE To avoid premature always engage and disengage the PTO lever with a quick, smooth motion. 4. Move the shift lever When operating the lawn ing speed that will give you safe ground at full throttle.
  • Page 44 CUITING PATTERNS These cutting patterns surface. In a small area First make 2 or 3 turns continue cutting in the reverse In a large area The first round of cuts is the key to making 3 turns in a clockwise turn to the right and begin finished...
  • Page 45 Mowing unsquare If your mowing area several blocks so you can mow Overlapping on straightaways Be sure that each mowing overlap width is between mowers front tires. Overlapping in curves When cutting in curves overlap the previous mower. areas is not square or four in a neat...
  • Page 46 OPERATION ON HILLS This lawn tractor is intended slopes exceeding 10” NOTE: If you feel that suggest that available at many hardware Mowing on Hills: Reduce speed and exercise Always drive up and down or drive across the face over. Empty grass bags when...
  • Page 47 STOPPING THE ENGINE In an emerQencv: Turn the engine depress the foot Set the parking In normal use; the PTO lever to OFF (Disengaged). Move OFF (DisengagedI Move the shift Set the parking Turn the engine Remove the engine switch OFF and brake.
  • Page 48 HIGH ALTITUDE OPERATION At high altitude, the standard Performance will decrease, fuel mixture also foul the spark High altitude performance carburetor. If you always (6,000 feet), have your dealer Even with carburetor for each 300 meter (1,000 foot) horsepower will be greater When the carburetor the air-fuel mixture will be too lean for low altitude use.
  • Page 49 The engine and remain hot for a while ponents or the exhaust materials. Avoid touching the engine the engine has stopped. lawn tractor. Towing the lawn tractor behind another vehicle or using it to push another vehicle can damage the lawn tractor. Transport lawn tractor...
  • Page 50 TOWING Trailer safety Avoid sudden starts the trailer or attachment accident. Never allow anyone Failure to use the proper type of trailer hitch could cause the tractor overturn resulting The weight of a trailer especially when operating To avoid loss of control, or rough surface.
  • Page 51 Maximum Towing Weight ............227 kg (500 lb) On flat terrain: On grades (1 O”...
  • Page 52 7. MAINTENANCE THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTENANCE Good maintenance is essential It will also help reduce air pollution. Improper maintenance, cause a malfunction Always follow the inspection ules in this owner’s manual. To help you properly maintenance schedule, procedures using basic hand tools. Other service tasks that are more difficult, require special tools,...
  • Page 53 MAINTENANCE SAFETY Some of the most important warn you of every conceivable Only you can decide whether Failure to properly follow maintenance you to be seriously hurt or killed. Always follow the procedures Safety precautions Make sure the engine will eliminate several - Carbon monoxide poisoning from engine exhaust.
  • Page 54 EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM Source of Emissions The combustion process hydrocarbons. Control of hydrocarbons because, undercertain subjected to sunlight. is toxic. Honda utilizes lean carburetor sions of carbon monoxide, The U.S. and California Clean Air Acts EPA and California instructions describing systems.
  • Page 55 Replacement Parts The emission control systems certified to conform with EPA and California mend the use of genuine These original-design replacement dards as the original parts, so you can be confident of replacement parts that are not of the original the effectiveness of your emission A manufacturer...
  • Page 56 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE 1 PTO clutch Check...
  • Page 57 month or operating hour interval. Transmission Grass bag (optional parts) pressure Tire Front axle NOTE: . Emission related (*) Replace the paper element only. (1)Service more freqently when used in dusty areas. (2)These items should be serviced owner has the proper tools and is mechanically Manual.
  • Page 58 ENGINE OIL CHANGE Drain while draining. 1. Open the engine hood. 2. Remove the oil filler container. NOTE: To remove the drain and remove the bolt from Take care not to spill the engine 3. Retighten the drain 4. Refill to the upper level mark on the dipstick page 16).
  • Page 59 OIL FILTER CHANGE 1. Drain the engine oil, and retighten 2. Remove the oil filter, and drain the oil into a suitable used oil filter. 3. Clean the filter mounting clean engine oil. Use only a genuine Honda oil filter or a filter of equivalent specified for your model.
  • Page 60 AIR CLEANER SERVICE A dirty air cleaner will restrict lawn tractor in very specified in the MAINTENANCE Operating the engine 1. Open the engine hood. 2. Unsnap clips elements and separate tears and replace if damaged. NOTE: Be sure to remove so that can inspect 3.
  • Page 61 SPARK PLUG SERVICE Recommended spark plug: BPRQHS Touching a hot engine burns. Let the engine cool before /%%%%-I Spark plugs of the wrong heat range can cause engine damage. For good performance, deposits. 1. Open the engine hood 2. Clean any dirt from 3.
  • Page 62 6. install the spark plugs carefully, 7. After each spark plug is seated, tighten the washer. Loose spark plugs can get hot enough Overtightening may damage the threads. NOTE: If installing new spark plugs, tighten compress the washers. the spark plugs seat to compress by hand, to avoid with a spark plug wrench l/2 turn after the spark plugs seat to...
  • Page 63 BATTERY SERVICE Battery Refilling If the lawn tractor is operated tion and battery plate damage If rapid loss of electrolyte weak, causing slow authorized Honda lawn Open the engine hood and check Fill the battery with distilled Batteries produce cause serious injury or blindness.
  • Page 64 Battery Cleaning If the batterv terminals and clean the terminals. 1. Remove the battery 2. Disconnect the battery at the battery positive BATTERY SET PLATE WSlllVE (+) TERMINAL 3. Remove the battery terminals with a wire Clean the battery with ing care not to get the solution tery thoroughly.
  • Page 65 WHEEL REMOVAL Do not attempt to remove level ground. Do not attempt to remove or replace a tire, unless you have the equipment and knowledge to do so properly. Block the wheels securely. Front Wheel 1. Remove the cotter pin and loosen 2.
  • Page 66 CUTTER DECK Cutter Deck Removal 1. Lower the cutter deck and remove the tensioner arm. 2. At the front of the tractor, Remove the belt from BELT TENSION ADJUSTING KNOB 3. Remove the belt from FRONT 4. Remove the six yellow-colored the belt tension raise pulley B, and work...
  • Page 68 Cutter Deck Drive Belt Replacement Never attempt ing. Remove the engine plug caps to prevent Wear heavy gloves to protect working with the cutter If the tractor has been running, very hot. Allow them 1. Lower the cutter deck. 2. Remove the belt tension 3.
  • Page 69 5. Open the hood. 6. Open the upper radiator 7. Remove belt through sliding it sideways toward 8. Installation sequence for belt tension adjustment. After installing the belt and adjusting the belt tension, start the engine and shift the PTO lever into ON and OFF to be sure that it operates properly. CUTTER DECK DRIVE BELT shroud.
  • Page 70 Blade Belt Replacement 38 inch cutter deck. 1. Lower the cutter deck, remove 2. Remove the nuts and then 3. Pull the belt off pulley tensioner pulley. Wear heavy blade belt, and don’t put your hands between 4. Remove the belt from BELT STOP the cutter deck.
  • Page 71 42 inch cutter deck 1. Lower the cutter deck, Remove 2. Remove the nuts and then 3. Pull the belt off pulley tensioner pulley. Wear heavy blade belt, and don’t 4. Remove the belt from PULLEY A the cutter deck. See page 64. remove the pulley A, hold the belt securely...
  • Page 72 Blade Bolt Tightness/Blade To avoid severe disconnect the spark plug cap to prevent gloves to protect your hands from the cutter H Blade bolt tightness - 1. Remove the cutter deck from the lawn tractor Turn the cutter Clean dirt and grass from Hold blade blade...
  • Page 73 Blade Installation Use a genuine Honda replacement - 1. Clean dirt and grass the cutter deck. Install the blade holder, 38 inch cutter deck only: NOTE: Right and left blades high-lift blade on the right sides, as shown. 38 inch type Be sure the blade is properly ing the blade bolt.
  • Page 74 SPARK ARRESTER MAINTENANCE You can purchase an optional, from your authorized required in some areas; check local laws and regulations Honda product. The muffler becomes very hot during operation and remains hot for a while after the engine stops. Be careful not to touch the muffler while it is hot.
  • Page 75 FUSE REPLACEMENT The 20 A main fuse is located occurs, it usually indicates system. See your authorized To replace fuse, pull the old fuse out of the clips with your finger. Push a new fuse into the clips. Never use fuse Serious damage to the electrical...
  • Page 76 FUEL FILTER CHANGE Remove the fuel filter visually inspect it through Replace the filter if it is contaminated NOTE: Drain the gas tank before filter. See page 75. HEADLIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT Open the engine hood, turn up the bulb connector Push and twist connector...
  • Page 77 PREPARATION FOR STORAGE The engine becomes very after stopping. Allow the engine Contact with a hot engine or exhaust burns or fires. Let the engine The following steps should it will be stored for longer 1. Pump all gasoline from Loosen carburetor gasoline...
  • Page 78 2. Change the engine oil (see page 56). NOTE: If the lawn remove the spark irtotor oz.) of clean Place the PTO (Power Take-off) several rotations by hand, Reinstall the spark plugs. Be sure to wear clutch. If the lawn tractor Allow it to cool before...
  • Page 79 4. If equipped with clean the bags before 5. Remove the cutter deck (see pages 64 - 65). 6. Turn cutter deck with water, and dry thoroughly. 7. For longer service mower housing clean washing it down with brush and scraper. Cleaning and rust prevention storage.
  • Page 80 9. TROUBLESHOOTING Engine fails to start; 1. No fuel. in gear. -Position 2. Shift lever 3. PTO lever engaged. 4. Parking brake not set. is not -Sit 5. Seat switch depressed. 6. Spark plug faulty improperly gapped. 7. Spark plug wire loose or disconnected.
  • Page 81 Oil consumption 1. Incorrect oil viscosity 2. Oil leaks etc. - 3. Worn piston ring, 4. Oil level high Excessive vibration; 1. Loose blade or engine mounting hardware. or out of - 2. Blade damaged balance. 3. Belt damaged 4. Each pulley damaged pulleys not aligned.
  • Page 82 Uneven mowing; 1. Lawn tractor speed 2. Grass accumulation- inside deck. 3. Dull blade. 4. Tires improperly inflated.- 5. Mower not level. 6. Wrong cutter deck 7. Chute clogged (if equipped-Empty with optional grass 8. Lawn 9. Cutter deck set too 10.
  • Page 83 Blade does not rotate 1. Blade belt and drive belt - worn or broken. 2. PTO lever malfunction Scalping 1. Anti-scalp rollers not adjusted properly. low -Raise 2. Cutting height 3. Turning speed fast 4. Uneven surface 5. Rough and uneven Mowing load is too heavy...
  • Page 84 Mowing range: Transport range: Reverse range: P (2.38 US gal, 12V30AH are subject to change H4514H MZAS cu in) x 2.68 magneto W14FPR-UL (DENSO) x 1,050 x 1,050 mm (38 in) mm (42 in) kg (569 lb), 42 inch Rear 20.5...
  • Page 86 Almost all problems are solved If you are dissatisfied with the decision contact the Honda Power Equipment American Honda Motor Power Equipment Customer Relations 4475 River Green Parkway Duluth, Georgia...
  • Page 87 When you write or call, please provide the following information: • Model and serial numbers • Name of the dealer who sold the Honda power equipment to you • Name and address of the dealer who services your equipment •...
  • Page 88 AIR CLEANER: Inspection ..24 Service ..58 BATTERY: Cleaning ..62 Electrolyte Level ..26&61 BRAKE: Parking: Inspection ..37 Lamp/Buzzer ..16 Pedal: Operation..I5 Wear Indicator..27 CARBURETOR MODIFICATION FOR HIGH ALTITUDE ..46 COOLANT ..25 COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION .
  • Page 89 MAINTENANCE: Importance of ..50 Safety ..51 Schedule ... 54 OPERATION ..34 PARKING BRAKE: Light/Buzzer ... 16 PRE-OPERATION CHECKS..19 PTO LEVER ..15 RADIATOR SCREEN ..19 SAFETY: Seat Switch ..37 Label Locations ..6 Maintenance..
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