CONTENTS Operator’s Manual for Rider Pro 15 Introduction ............2 Checking and adjusting the choke wire ..23 Driving and transport on public roads ....2 Replacement of fuel filter ....... 24 Towing .............. 2 Checking the fuel pump’s air filter ....24 Replacing the air filter ........
INSTRUCTION Dear customer Thank you for choosing a Husqvarna Rider. Husqvarna Riders are built to a unique design with a front- mounted cutting unit and a patented rear-wheel steering system. Riders are designed for maximum efficiency even in small or confined areas. The closely grouped controls and pedal-operated hydrostatic transmission also contribute to the performance of this machine.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Good service Husqvarna products are sold all over the world and only through servicing dealers. This is to ensure that you, the customer, get the best support and service. For example, before this machine was delivered it was inspected and adjusted by your dealer.
EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS These symbols are on the machine and in the instructions. Study them carefully so that you know what they mean. Read the instructions. Reverse Neutral Fast Slow Engine off Battery Choke Fuel Oil pressure Cutting height Backwards Forwards Ignition Use hearing protection...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety instructions These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully. WARNING! The inserted symbol means that important safety instructions need to be observed. It applies to your safety. General use • Read all the instructions in this operator’s manual and on the machine before you start it.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Take care when rounding a fixed object, so that WARNING! the blades do not hit it. Never run the machine Engine exhaust, some of its over foreign objects. constituents and certain vehicle • Only use the machine in daylight or in other components contain or emit well-lit conditions.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Driving on slopes Driving on slopes is one of the operations where the risk of the driver losing control of the machine or of it overturning is the greatest; this can result in serious injury or death. All slopes demand extra care.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Children • Serious accidents may occur if you fail to be on your guard for children in the vicinity of the machine. Children are often attracted to the machine and mowing. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • If leaks arise in the fuel system, the engine must not be started until the problem has been resolved. • Store the machine and fuel in such a way that there is no risk that leaking fuel or fumes can cause any damage.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Never use the machine indoors or in spaces lacking proper ventilation. Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, an odourless, poisonous and highly dangerous gas. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you run over or into anything. If necessary, make repairs before starting.
Congratulations on choosing an excellent quality product, Rider ProFlex. These instructions describe the Rider Pro 15. The Rider Pro 15 is equipped with a 15-horsepower four-stroke V-twin Kawasaki engine. The power transmission from the engine is handled by a hydrostatic gearbox, which enables variable speed by using the pedals.
PRESENTATION Throttle control The throttle control regulates the engine speed, and thereby also the rotation speed of the blades. To increase or reduce the engine speed the control is moved forwards or backwards. Avoid idling the engine for long periods, as there is a risk of carbon build-up on the spark plugs.
PRESENTATION Cutting unit Rider Pro 15 can be equipped with numerous attachments. The BioClip unit finely cuts the lawn by cutting the grass several times before returning the clippings to the lawn as fertiliser. Cutting unit with side ejection or rear ejection, i.e.
PRESENTATION Lever for adjustment of the cutting height The cutting height can be adjusted to 9 different positions with the cutting height lever. Cutting unit with side/rear ejector, 40-90 mm BioClip cutting unit, 45-95 mm 6017-131 Parking brake The parking brake is applied as follows: 1.
DRIVING Before starting • Read the safety instructions and information on the location and function of the controls before starting (see pages 5–14). • Perform the daily maintenance before starting (see Maintenance Schedule in the ”Maintenance” section). • Adjust the seat to the required position. Starting the engine 1.
DRIVING 5. When the engine starts release the ignition key immediately back to neutral position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Do not run the starter for more than about 5 seconds at a time. If the engine does not start, wait about 15 seconds before trying again.
DRIVING 3. Push in the lock button on the lift lever and lower down the cutting unit. 4. Select the required cutting height (1–9) with the cutting height lever. 6017-130 6017-151 Cutting tips • Localise and mark stones and other fixed objects •...
DRIVING WARNING! Never drive the machine on ground at an angle of more than 15°. Mow slopes upwards and downwards, never across. Avoid sudden changes in direction. MAX 15 6017-236 Stopping the engine Preferably allow the engine to idle for a minute to obtain normal working temperature before stopping it if it has been working hard.
MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule The following is a list of the maintenance which should be conducted on the machine. For the items which are not described in these instructions go to an authorised service workshop. Maintenance interval in Maintenance Page Daily main- At least Weekly hours...
MAINTENANCE Maintenance interval in Maintenance Page Daily main- At least Weekly hours tenance once a main- before after year tenance Lubricate the chain in the frame tunnel Lubricate steering chain inside frame tunnel Clean engine cooling air intake Clean the air filter pre-filter (oil-foam) Change engine oil Clean the air filter cartridge (paper filter)
MAINTENANCE Removing of the machine hoods Engine hood Release the rubber strap securing the engine hood and raise the hood. 8009-143 Front hood Release the clip on the front hood and lift off the fender. 6017-231 Right-hand fender Dismantle the foot-plate (1), screws (2 and 3), and lift off the fender.
MAINTENANCE Transmission cover Undo the two screws (one on each side) and lift off the transmission cover. 6017-107 Checking and adjustment of the steering wires The steering is controlled by means of wires. These can in time become slack, which implies that the adjustment of the steering becomes altered.
MAINTENANCE Adjusting the brakes The parking brake (on the right) is adjusted as follows: 1. Remove the transmission cover. 2. Unhook the spring (A) from the screw (B). 3. Make sure the parking brake is released. 4. Adjust so there is 1 mm play between the outer cable and the adjuster screw when you pull the outer cable.
MAINTENANCE Replacement of the fuel filter Replace the fuel filter every 100 running hours (once per season) or more frequently if it is clogged. Replace the filter as follows: 1. Release the rubber strap under the seat and raise the engine hood. 2.
MAINTENANCE Replacing the air filter If the engine seems to lack power or does not run smoothly this may be because the air filter is clogged. If run with a soiled air filter, carbon can build-up on the spark plugs and lead to malfunctioning.
MAINTENANCE Check the transmission’s air intake Check that the transmission’s air intake in not blocked. 6017-106 Check the engine’s cooling air intake Release the rubber strap under the seat and raise the engine hood. Check that the cooling intake is free from leaves, grass and dirt.
MAINTENANCE Check the level of the battery acid Check that the level of the battery acid lies between the markings. Top up the cells with distilled water only . WARNING! Procedures on contact with acid External: Rinse well with plenty of water. Internal: Drink large quantities of water or milk.
MAINTENANCE Inspecting the safety system The Rider is equipped with a safety system that prevents starting or driving under the following conditions: The engine should only be possible to start when the cutting unit is in its raised position and the hydrostat pedals are in the neutral position.
MAINTENANCE Checking the tyre pressure The tyre pressure should be 60 kPa (0.6 kp/cm all round. To improve driving the pressure on the rear tyres can be reduced to 40 kPa (0.4 kp/cm The maximum tyre pressure is 80 kPa (0,8 kp/cm IMPORTANT INFORMATION Different tyre pressures on the front tyres will result in the blades cutting the grass at...
MAINTENANCE Fitting the cutting unit 1. Place the Rider on a flat surface and apply the parking brake. Check that the lever for setting the cutting height is in the lowest position. Make sure the support wheels are fitted to the cutting unit (1).
MAINTENANCE Installing BioClip 90 In order to install BioClip 90 the drive belt support wheel must first be removed. 1. Disengage the spring from the tensioning wheel. 2. Remove the locking pin (1) that is located next to the support wheel. 3.
MAINTENANCE Checking the cutting unit’s parallelism Check the parallelism of the cutting unit as follows: 1. Place the machine on a level surface. 2. Measure the distance between the ground and the front and rear edges of the cutting unit hood. The cutting unit should slope forwards slightly so that the rear edge is 2-4 mm higher than the front edge.
MAINTENANCE Removing the cutting unit WARNING! Wear protective glasses when removing the cutting unit. The spring which tensions up the belt can go off and cause personal injury. 1. Carry out steps 1-9 to put the cutting unit in the service position, see ”Service position for cutting unit”...
MAINTENANCE Replacing the cutting unit’s belts Belt replacement on the BioClip 103 There are two versions of BioClip 103. Version 1 has one toothed belt and version 2 has two. The toothed belts drive the blades and synchronise their rotation. The belts are located under a cover on top of the cutting unit.
MAINTENANCE 5. Version 2: Assembly: First fit the lower belt and then the upper belt. Ensure the blades are positioned as set out in the diagram, at 90 degrees to each other, otherwise the belts must be adjusted. When the blade bearings are loose the belts can be moved around to the next tooth.
MAINTENANCE Service position for cutting unit The cutting head can be placed in the service position to provide easy access for cleaning, repairs and servicing. In the service position the cutting unit is raised and locked in the vertical position. Placing in service position 1.
MAINTENANCE 4. Fit the support wheels on either side of the rear of the cutting unit. WARNING! Wear protective glasses when dismantling the cutting unit. The spring which tensions up the belt can go off and cause personal injury. 6017-221 5.
MAINTENANCE WARNING! Observe caution to avoid trapping your hand. 8. Lift off the drive belt (1). Then pull out the pin (2). Take care not to get your hand trapped. 6017-225 9. Pull the frame forwards and refit the pin. 6017-226 10.Grasp the front edge of the cutting unit, pull out and raise into the service position.
MAINTENANCE Checking the blades IMPORTANT INFORMATION To achieve the best mowing results it is important On the Bioclip unit the relative positioning that the blades are undamaged and well- of the blades should always be as shown sharpened. in the diagram with an angle of 90° Check that the blades’...
MAINTENANCE Replacing the break-pin (BioClip) The blades are fitted with a break-pin to protect the BioClip unit and its drive when colliding with obstacles. A domed, spring friction washer is fitted to each blade bolt. The washer must always be replaced with a new washer when replacing the break-pin.
LUBRICATION General Remove the ignition key to prevent accidental movement during lubrication. If lubricating with an oil can, fill the can with engine oil. If lubricating with grease, use grease 503 98 96-01 or a similar chassis grease or bearing grease with good corrosion resistance, unless otherwise specified.
LUBRICATION 2. Pedal mechanism in frame tunnel Lubricate the pedal mechanism in the frame tunnel. Remove the cover from the frame tunnel by undoing the screws, two on each side. 6008-211 Pump the pedals and lubricate the moving parts using an oil can. Lubricate the wires connected to the brake and drive pedals using an oil can.
LUBRICATION 5. Driver’s seat Tip up the seat. Lubricate the linkage of the scissor springs using an oil can; there are 8 lubrication points. Lubricate the seat leg length adjustment mechanism using an oil can. Lubricate the leg length adjustment rails using an oil can.
LUBRICATION 8. Engine oil Check the engine oil level when the Rider is on level ground. Release the rubber strap under the seat and raise the engine hood. Take out the dipstick, wipe it clean and push it in again. Do not screw in the dipstick.
LUBRICATION 9. Gear lever Remove the transmission cover by undoing the two screws. 6008-209 Lubricate the joints and bearings on the left side using an oil can. Push the rubber protector out of the way and lubricate the hydrostatic wire using an oil can. Press the pedal a few times and lubricate again.
LUBRICATION 12. Transmission The oil should be changed by an authorised service workshop, and is described in the Workshop Manual. 13. Replacing the oil filter WARNING! The engine oil may be very hot if it is drained immediately after stopping the engine. Let the engine cool down for a while first.
TROUBLE SHOOTING SCHEDULE Problem Procedure Engine will not start. • Fuel tank empty. • Plug defective. • Plug connection defective. • Dirt in carburettor or fuel pipe. Starter does not pull round engine. • Battery flat. • Bad contact between cable and battery terminal. •...
STORAGE Winter storage To put the machine in order for storage follow these At the end of the season the machine should instructions: immediately be put in order for storage, also if it is going to stand idle for more than 30 days. Fuel 1.
WIRING DIAGRAM 8009-183 8009-187 1. Microswitch, hydrostatic transmission Explanation of colour abbreviations in wiring 2. Microswitch, cutting unit diagram. 3. Microswitch, seat R = Red 4. Ignition lock B = Blue 5. Counter W = White 6. Start relay BL = Black 7.
TECHNICAL DATA Rider Pro 15 Dimensions Rider Pro 15 Length without unit 2 145 mm Width without unit 1 050 mm Height 1 060 mm Unladen weight 240 kg excluding cutting unit Wheel base 855 mm Track 715 mm Tyre size 16 x 6,50 x 8 Tyre pressure, front &...
TECHNICAL DATA Cutting unit BioClip 90 BioClip 103 Cutting width 900 mm 1030 mm Cutting heights 9 settings, 45-95 mm 9 settings, 45-95 mm Blade length 440 mm 410 mm Weight 39 kg 47 kg Side ejector 97 Rear ejector 97 Cutting width 970 mm 970 mm...
Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46-36-146500, declares under sole responsibility that the Husqvarna Rider Pro 15, from 2002’s serial numbers and onwards (the year is clearly stated in plain text on the rating plate with subsequent serial number), complies with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVES: - of June 22, 1998 ”relating to machinery”...
SERVICEJOURNAL Work done Date, mileage, stamp, sign Pre-delivery service 1. Top up battery with acid and recharge for four hours. 2. Fit steering wheel, seat and any optional equipment. 3. Fit cutting unit. 4. Adjust cutting unit: Adjust lift springs (effective weight of cutting unit should be 12–15 kg, or set to maximum lift if brush is to be fitted).
SERVICEJOURNAL Work done Date, mileage, stamp, sign 25 hour service 1. Clean the air filter pre-filter (oil-foam element). (more regularly in dusty conditions) 2. Clean the engine cooling air intake and transmission air intake. 3. Clean the fuel pump air filter. (in dusty conditions).
SERVICEJOURNAL Work done Date, mileage, stamp, sign 50 hour service 1. Clean / replace the air filter pre-filter (oil-foam element). (more regularly in dusty conditions) 2. Clean the engine cooling air intake and transmission air intake. 3. Clean the paper air filter (in dusty conditions) 4.
SERVICEJOURNAL Work done Date, mileage, stamp, sign 100/200 hour service 1. Change the engine oil. Change the oil filter every 200 hours. 2. Clean / replace the air filter pre-filter (oil-foam element). 3. Clean the paper air filter. Replace every 200 hours. (more regularly in dusty conditions) 4.
SERVICEJOURNAL Work done Date, mileage, stamp, sign 300 hour service 1. Inspect the machine. Additional work? 2. Change engine oil. 3. Replace the air filter (oil-foam element). 4. Replace air filter ( paper air filter). 5. Clean the fuel pump air filter. 6.
SERVICEJOURNAL Work done Date, mileage, stamp, sign At least once a season 1. Change engine oil (100 hours). 2. Clean / replace the air filter pre-filter (oil-foam element) (25 hours). (more regularly in dusty conditions) 3. Clean / replace the paper air filter (200 hours). (more regularly in dusty conditions).