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Husqvarna 532 43 70-40 Owner's Manual

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532 43 70-40



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  • Page 1 YTH21K46 Owner's Manual 532 43 70-40...
  • Page 2: 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. WARNING: In order to prevent ac ci den tal starting when setting up, trans port ing, ad just ing or making repairs, al ways dis con nect spark plug wire and place...
  • Page 3 Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the ma chine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. •...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Gasoline Capacity 2.5 Gallons and type: Unleaded Regular Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W30 (below 32°F) Oil Capacity: W/ Filter: W/O Filter: 35 oz Spark Plug: Champion RC12YC (Gap: .030") Ground Speed (MPH): Forward: Reverse: Charging System: 15 AMPS @ 3600 RPM Battery: AMP/HR:...
  • Page 5: Assembly

    UNASSEMBLED PARTS (2) Keys Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. When right or left hand is mentioned in this man ual, it means when you are in the operating po si tion (seated be hind the steer ing wheel).
  • Page 6 CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown on tires. CHECK DECK LEVELNESS For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled.
  • Page 7: Operation

    These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. REVERSE NEUTRAL REVERSE ENGINE OFF OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) LIGHTS ON BATTERY FUEL ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT CLUTCH DISENGAGED CLUTCH ENGAGED FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or death.
  • Page 8 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. Our tractors conform to the applicable safety standards of the American National Standards Institute. (A) ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise and lower the mower or other attachments mounted to your trac tor.
  • Page 9 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.
  • Page 10 TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD (See Fig. 7) The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the forward and reverse drive pedals. • Start tractor and release parking brake. • Slowly depress forward (K) or reverse (L) drive pedal to begin movement.
  • Page 11 CAUTION: Do not operate the mower without either the en tire grass catcher, on mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield (S) in place. REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) (See Fig. 11) Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System (ROS).
  • Page 12: Before Starting The Engine

    BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the factory, already filled with sum mer weight oil. • Check engine oil with tractor on level ground. • Remove oil fill cap/dipstick and wipe clean, reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight, wait for a few seconds, remove and read oil level.
  • Page 13: Mowing Tips

    PURGE TRANSMISSION CAUTION: Never engage or disengage freewheel lever while the engine is run ning. To ensure proper operation and performance, it is rec om- mend ed that the transmission be purged before operating tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any trapped air inside the transmission which may have de vel- oped during shipping of your tractor.
  • Page 14: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE 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 Check Mower Levelness ck V-Belts Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil (with oil filter)
  • Page 15: Maintenance

    TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when per form ing any main te nance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than five (5) feet to stop at highest speed in high est gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be checked and ad just ed. (See “TO CHECK BRAKE”...
  • Page 16: Clean Air Screen

    V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not ad just able. Re place belts if they begin to slip from wear. TRANSAXLE COOLING The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling.
  • Page 17 SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in “PROD UCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual. IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 17) The fuel filter should be replaced once each season.
  • Page 18: Service And Adjustments

    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. •...
  • Page 19: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • ATTACH MOWER SIDE SUSPENSION ARMS (A) TO CHASSIS - Position hole in arm over pin (B) on outside of tractor chassis and secure with retainer spring. • Repeat on opposite side of tractor. Fig. 21 • ATTACH REAR LIFT LINKS (C) - Lift rear corner of mower and position slot in link assembly over pin (D) on rear mower bracket and secure with washer and...
  • Page 20 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO LEVEL MOWER Make sure tires are properly inflated to the PSI shown on tires. If tires are over or under inflated, it may affect the appearance of your lawn and lead you to think the mower is not adjusted properly.
  • Page 21: To Replace Mower Blade Drive Belt

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 30) The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. Park the tractor on level surface. Engage parking brake. BELT REMOVAL - • Remove mower from tractor (See “TO REMOVE MOW ER”...
  • Page 22 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAMBER 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.
  • Page 23: To Remove Hood And Grill Assembly

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal with bolt and nut as shown. Tighten securely. Slide terminal cover over terminal. • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) ter- mi nal with remaining bolt and nut. Tighten se cure ly. •...
  • Page 24: Storage

    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. WARNING: Never store the trac tor with gas o line in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark.
  • Page 25: Trou Ble Shoot Ing

    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE 1. Out of fuel. Will not start 2. Engine not “CHOKED” properly. 3. Engine flooded. 4. Bad spark plug. 5. Dirty air filter. 6. Dirty fuel filter. 7. Water in fuel. 8. Loose or damaged wiring. 9.
  • Page 26: Trou Ble Shoot Ing

    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE Engine continues 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control system. to run when oper- ator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. Poor cut - uneven 2. Mower deck not level. 3. Buildup of grass, leaves, trash under mower. 4.
  • Page 27: Repair Parts

  • Page 28 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH21K46 (96045002101), PRODUCT NO. 960 45 00-21 ELECTRICAL T04S With 12V Outlet Option With Service Minder Option...
  • Page 29 ELECTRICAL PART DESCRIPTION 532 16 34-65 Battery 874 76 04-12 Bolt Hex Head 1/4-20 x 3/4 532 19 32-28 Box Battery 532 17 61-38 Switch Interlock Push-In 532 40 02-52 Harness Socket Light w/4152J 532 00 41-52 Bulb Light 532 41 28-95 Cable Starter 532 17 51-58 Fuse...
  • Page 30 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH21K46 (96045002101), PRODUCT NO. 960 45 00-21 CHASSIS chassis-tex_TEX GT HUSQ_68...
  • Page 31 CHASSIS PART DESCRIPTION 532 43 07-71 Logo 532 40 87-03 Dash 532 41 10-46 Hood 532 19 89-07 Lens LH 532 40 86-07 Grille/Lens Asm. 532 19 89-06 Lens RH 532 19 61-25 Plate Engine 817 06 05-12 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 532 41 87-14 Fender 873 68 05-00...
  • Page 32 DRIVE drive-tex_T2_pedal_11...
  • Page 33 DRIVE PART DESCRIPTION - - - - - - - - - Transaxle, Hydro Gear T2-AABC-1X2B-1GX1 532 12 35-83 Key Square 819 13 13-16 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. 532 19 72-96 Spring, Brake 532 19 96-79 Spring Return Cruise 532 42 32-39 Rod, Brake 812 00 00-01...
  • Page 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH21K46 (96045002101), PRODUCT NO. 960 45 00-21 ENGINE 21 20...
  • Page 35 ENGINE NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches Kohler Co. PART DESCRIPTION - - - - - - Engine Kohler Model No. SV610-0212 532 18 86-55 Muffler 532 19 43-19 Keeper Belt Engine 532 40 51-40 Pulley Engine 532 40 74-89 Tank Fuel 532 43 02-20 Cap Asm...
  • Page 36: Steering Assembly

    STEERING ASSEMBLY steering-tex_HUSQHR_1_r1 53 8...
  • Page 37: Steering Assembly

    STEERING ASSEMBLY NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches PART DESCRIPTION 532 41 64-80 Wheel, Steering 532 19 59-68 Axle Cast Iron 532 40 30-87 Spindle Asm., LH 532 40 30-88 Spindle Asm., RH 532 12 49-31 Washer, Thrust 532 12 17-48 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga.
  • Page 38: Mower Deck

    MOWER DECK 46_tex_lt_pred_11_r1...
  • Page 39 MOWER DECK KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 532 41 08-63 Mower Housing 532 40 55-06 Cover Mandrel RH 532 40 55-07 Cover Mandrel LH 532 19 51-86 Arm Suspension 532 41 63-58 Screw # 10 x 0.750 532 19 30-03 Bolt/Washer asm 7/16-20 unf 532 40 53-80 Blade Mower Hi Lift...
  • Page 40: Mower Lift

    MOWER LIFT lift-tex_16_r3 PART DESCRIPTION 532 42 20-27 Shaft Asm., Lift 532 19 52-31 Lever Asm., Lift RH 532 41 15-55 Grip, Lever 532 19 63-14 Spring Torsion 532 19 42-09 Pin Cotter 7/16 Bow Tie Lock 532 41 07-10 Spring Lift Assist 819 19 19-12 Washer Clear Zinc...
  • Page 41: Seat Assembly

    SEAT ASSEMBLY seat-tex_6.5SL_3 PART DESCRIPTION 532 42 40-68 Seat 532 18 01-66 Bracket Pivot Fender 532 14 06-75 Strap, Asm Fender 873 80 06-00 Nut, Lock w/Ins. 3/8-16 unc 532 12 41-81 Spring, Seat Cprsn 532 17 18-77 Bolt 5/16-18 unc x 3/4 w/Sems 532 19 69-77 Pan, Seat 532 17 18-52...
  • Page 42: Wheels And Tires

    532 16 03-96 Decal, Mower V-Belt Schematic 532 16 69-60 Decal, Bypass 532 41 08-05 Pad, Footrest, LH 532 41 08-06 Pad, Footrest, RH 532 43 70-40 Manual, Owner's (English) 532 43 70-41 Manual, Owner's (Spanish) PART DESCRIPTION 532 05 91-92 Cap Valve Tire...
  • Page 44 06.23.10 JA Printed in the U.S.A.

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