Rider 11 Bio and Rider 13 Bio Introduction ... 2 Driving and transport on public roads ... 2 Towing ... 2 Use ... 2 Serial number ... 3 Explanation of symbols ... 4 Safety Instructions ... 5 General Use ... 5 Driving on Slopes ...
INTRODUKTION 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 (certain models) 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. Before the machine is delivered it undergoes inspection and is adjusted by your dealer.
EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS These symbols are on the machine and in the operator’s manual. Study them carefully so that you know what they mean. Reverse Neutral Fast Oil pressure Cutting height Use hearing protection Clutch in Noise emission to surround- Warning! Rotating blades.
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 the blades do not hit it. Never run the machine over foreign objects. • Only use the machine in daylight or in other well-lit conditions. Keep the machine at a safe distance from holes or other irregularities in the ground.
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 con- tain 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.
Rider 11 and Rider 11 Bio has an in-line gearbox with five forward gears and one reverse gear. On the Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio the power trans- mission from the engine is handled by a hydrostatic gearbox which enables stepless variation of the speed.
PRESENTATION RIDER 11 / 11 BIO Throttle and Choke lever The engine speed is adjusted with the throttle control, and thereby also the rotation speed of the blades. The control is also used to activate the choke function. When the choke is used the engine receives a richer mixture of fuel and air, which simplifies cold start.
PRESENTATION RIDER 13/13 BIO Throttle and Choke lever The engine speed is adjusted with the throttle control, and thereby also the rotation speed of the blades. The control is also used to activate the choke function. When the choke is used the engine receives a richer mixture of fuel and air, which simplifies cold start.
Cutting unit Rider 11 and Rider 13 have a cutting unit with rear ejection, i.e. the grass cuttings are thrown out behind the cutting unit. Rider 11 Bio and Rider 13 Bio have a twin-blade BioClip cutting unit. Lift lever for cutting unit The lift lever is used to set the cutting unit in trans- port or cutting position.
The engine should be run on 85 octane unleaded petrol/gasoline (no added oil). Environmentally adapted alkylate fuel is also recommended. WARNING! Petrol/gasoline is highly inflammable. Observe care and fill up with fuel outdoors (see safety instructions). PRESENTATION Rider 13 H 6004-013H 6004-014 6004-015 English –...
”N” (neutral). IMPORTANT INFORMATION Do not press the reverse lock button on the lever when you select neutral. If you do, it could trigger the start lock. – English DRIVING Rider 13 Rider 11 6007-001H 6007-002H 6007-003...
Cold engine: 4. Push the throttle control to position 3 (choke position). In this position the engine receives a richer mixture so that the engine starts more easily. Warm engine: 5. Set the throttle control midway between position 1 and 2. 6.
Driving the machine 1. Release the parking brake by pressing down the brake pedal. 2. For Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio Carefully press down one of the pedals until the correct speed is reached. To drive forwards: press down pedal (1).
3. Select the required cutting height (1-9) with the cutting height lever. To obtain a uniform cutting height it is important that the tyre pressures are equal on both front wheels (60 kPa). 4. Push in the lock button on the lift lever and lower down the cutting unit.
Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio Check the transmission’s oil level – Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio Adjust the brakes – Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio Check and adjust the throttle wire Clean the cooling flanges on the engine and...
Front hood Rider 11 and Rider 13 Release the screws in the front hood (3) and lift off the hood. Front hood Rider 11 Bio and Rider 13 Bio Release the catch and lift off the hood. – English MAINTENANCE...
Right-hand fender Remove the screws (2 and 3) from the fender. On the Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio the knob (1) must also be removed. Left-hand fender Release the screws in the fender and lift off the fender. MAINTENANCE...
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. Check and adjust the steering as follows: 1. Dismantle the frame-plate by releasing the screws (two on each side).
1 mm. 3. Tighten the lock nuts (1) after adjustment. Check and adjust the brakes on Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio Check that the brakes are correctly adjusted by placing the rider mower on a shallow downhill slope and applying the brake.
Checking and adjustment of the throttle wire If the engine does not respond as it should when the throttle lever is moved, or if it produces black smoke or does not reach top speed, the throttle wire may need adjusting. 1.
Replacing the air filter If the engine seems to lack power or goes irregu- larly the reason may be that the air filter is clogged. It is therefore important to replace the air filter at regular intervals (see ”Maintenance \ Maintenance Schedule”...
Remove the ignition cable shoe and clean around the spark plug. Remove the spark plug with a 13/16" (21 mm) spark plug socket wrench. Check the spark plug. Replace the spark plug if the electrodes are burned or if the insulation is cracked or damaged.
Check that the engine stops if you temporarily move out off the driver’s seat while the cutting unit is lowered or the hydrostat pedals are not in the neutral position. Startmotor Ignition system Rider 11 Rider 13 Works Does not work English –...
Checking the tyre pressure The tyre pressure should be 60 kPa (0.6 kp/cm 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 100 kPa (1.0 kp/cm IMPORTANT INFORMATION Different tyre pressures on the front tyres will result in the blades cutting the grass...
Checking and adjustment of the cutting unit’s ground pressure on Rider 11 Bio and Rider 13 Bio To achieve the best cutting results the cutting unit should follow the underlying surface without press- ing too hard against it. The pressure is adjusted with a screw on each side of the machine.
Adjustment of the cutting unit’s parallelism for the Rider 11 Bio and Rider 13 Bio 1. Check the tyre air pressure. It should be 60 kPa (0,6 kp/cm 2. Dismantle the front hood and right-hand fender as described on page 22-23.
MAINTENANCE RIDER 11 BIO/13 BIO Service position for BioClip 90 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.
MAINTENANCE RIDER 11 BIO/13 BIO 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.
MAINTENANCE RIDER 11 BIO/13 BIO WARNING! Take care not to get your hand trapped. 8. Lift off the drive belt (1). Then pull out the pin (2). 9. Pull the frame forwards and refit the pin. 10. Grasp the front edge of the cutting unit, pull out and raise into the service position.
Checking the blades To achieve the best mowing results it is important that the blades are undamaged and well-sharpened. Check that the blades’ attachment screws are tight. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Replacing or sharpening the blades should be conducted by an authorised service workshop.
Check the engine’s oil level Check the oil level in the engine when the machine is horizontal. Raise the engine cover. Release the dip stick and pull out. Wipe off the oil and insert again. The dip stick must be fully screwed down. Now release the dip stick again and pull out.
Check the transmission’s oil level Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio 1. Lift off the transmission cover. Release the two screws (one of each side) and lift off the trans- mission cover. 2. Check that there is oil in the transmission oil tank.
Lubrication Rider 11 and Rider 11 Bio Lubrication of front wheel bearings On Riders with rear ejection the hood and wings must be removed so that the bar can be raised to allow removal of the wheel. 1. Remove the plastic cover on the hub. 2.
TROUBLE SHOOTING SCHEDULE Problem Engine will not start Starter does not pull round engine Engine does not run smoothly Engine seems to have no power Engine overheats Battery does not charge Machine vibrates Uneven mowing – English Procedure • Fuel tank empty •...
Winter storage At the end of the season the machine should immediately be put in order for storage, also if it is going to stand idle for more than 30 days. Fuel which is left to stand for long periods (30 days or more) can leave tacky deposits which can block the carburettor and interfere with the engine.
Note that no legal claims are valid on the basis of information in this manual. Use only genuine parts for repairs. The warranty is not valid if non genuine parts are used. – English TECHNICAL DATA Rider 13 2040 mm 960 mm 1070 mm...
Blade diameter 410 mm When this product is worn out or no longer used it should be returned to the dealer or other appropriate body for recycling. TECHNICAL DATA Rider 13 Bio 2010 mm 2220 mm 880 mm 1000 mm...
Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46-36-146500, declares under sole responsibility that Husqvarna Rider 11/11 Bio and Rider 13/13 Bio, 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:...
The need and advantages of leaving the machine for regular service. The effects of maintenance on the machine’s second hand value. Range of applications for BioClip. 13. Complete proof of sale, etc. After first 5 hours 1. Change engine oil. Pre-delivery service carried out. No outstanding problems.