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.
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.
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/...
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.
ASSEMBLY INSTALL SEAT (See Figs. 3 and 4) ATTACH HOOD SCOOP (See Fig. 5) • Remove bolt and flat washer se cur ing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for as sem bly of seat to tractor. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. •...
ASSEMBLY ✓ CHECKLIST NOTE: You may now roll your tractor off the skid. Follow the ap pro pri ate instruction below to remove the tractor BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRAC TOR, WE from the skid. WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS WARNING: Before start ing, read, un der stand and fol low QUALITY PRODUCT.
OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. HIGH FAST SLOW REVERSE NEUTRAL CHOKE IGNITION SWITCH ENGINE START ENGINE ON PARKING BRAKE MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT ENGINE OFF REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS)
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 adjustments or repairs. We rec om mend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or stan dard safety glasses.
OPERATION TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 10) Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will forward and reverse drive pedals.
OPERATION TO TRANSPORT (See Figs. 14) USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM - Only use if you are certain no children or other bystanders When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage will enter the mowing area. transmission by placing freewheel control in free wheel ing po si tion.
OPERATION BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 6) When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine.
OPERATION MOWING TIPS PURGE TRANSMISSION • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing per for mance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in CAUTION: Never engage or disengage 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 blade must be kept sharp. Re place Always observe safety rules when per form ing any bent or damaged blade. 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 CLOSED of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not ad just able. Re place belts if they begin to slip from wear. LOCKED TRANSAXLE MAINTENANCE POSITION The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean DRAIN...
MAINTENANCE DECK WASHOUT PORT (See Fig. 22) IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 20) 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.
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. •...
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • ATTACH MOWER SIDE SUSPENSION ARMS (A) TO • Insert end of link (E) into hole in front mower bracket CHASSIS - Position hole in arm over pin (B) on outside and secure with washer and retainer spring (J). of tractor chassis and secure with retainer spring.
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.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 33) (See Fig. 34) Park the tractor on level surface. En gage parking brake. The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. For as sis tance, there is a belt installation guide decal on Park the tractor on level surface.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO AD JUST STEER ING WHEEL ALIGN MENT TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY (See Fig. 36) 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.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 36) TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The WARNING: Do not short battery ter mi - fuse holder is located behind the dash. nals by allowing a wrench or any other TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY object to contact both terminals at the same time.
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 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.
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.