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Husqvarna 96043002402 Owner's Manual

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    YT16542 Owner's Manual...

  • 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...

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    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 1.50 Gallons and Type: Unleaded Regular Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 10W30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) Oil Capacity: W/Filter: W/O Filter: 48 oz. Spark Plug: Champion RC12YC (Gap: .030") Ground Speed (MPH): Forward: Reverse: Charging System: 5 Amps Headlights Battery: AMP/HR: Min.

  • Page 5: Contents Of Hardware Pack

    CONTENTS OF HARDWARE PACK (2) Keys (2) Keys Insert Steering Wheel Steering Steering Boot Boot Washer (1) Oil Drain Tube (1) Oil Drain Tube (1) Hex Bolt Steering Steering Extension Extension Shaft Shaft Lock Washer Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Adapter Adapter Slope Sheet Slope Sheet...

  • Page 6: Assembly

    Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping puposes. 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).

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    INSTALL SEAT (See Fig. 2) Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. • Remove adjustment knob and cup washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside. • Remove seat from the cardboard packing and set seat aside. Remove the cardboard packing and discard. •...

  • Page 8: Assembly

    ATTACH HOOD SCOOP (See Fig. 4) Fig. 4 ASSEMBLY 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 9: Operation

    These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their mean- ing. REVERSE NEUTRAL ENGINE OFF REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) LIGHTS ON BATTERY FUEL ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENGAGED FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or...

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    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, lower, and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor.

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    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.

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    TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD (See Fig. 7) The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the gearshift lever (J). FIG. 7 • Start tractor with clutch/brake pedal depressed and gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. • Move gearshift lever to desired po si tion. •...

  • Page 13: Before Starting The Engine

    ROS "ON" POSITION ENGINE "ON" POSITION (NORMAL OPERATING) 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 engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine.

  • Page 14: Operation

    CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gas- o hol or using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to sep a ra tion and for- ma tion of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage.

  • Page 15: 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 Check Transaxle Cooling Check Mower Levelness Check V-Belts Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil (with oil filter) Change Engine Oil (without oil filter) Clean Air Filter...

  • Page 16: 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 ADJUST BRAKE”...

  • Page 17: Clean Air Screen

    • Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. • Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. • Reinstall battery (See “REPLACING BATTERY” in the Service and Adjustment sec tion of this manual). V-BELTS Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours and replace if necessary.

  • Page 18: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SE RI OUS IN JU RY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUST- MENTS: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. •...

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    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. 17 • 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...

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    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.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 26) MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL 1. Park tractor on a level surface. En gage parking brake. 2. Lower attachment lift lever to its lowest position. 4. Remove any dirt or grass clippings which may have accumulated around mandrels and entire upper deck surface.

  • Page 22: Interlocks And Relays

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS FRONT WHEEL TOE-IN/CAM BER 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.

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    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive-type plug-in fuse. The fuse holder is located behind the dash. REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 30 AND 31) WARNING: Do not short battery ter- mi nals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time.

  • 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 Will not start Out of fuel. Engine not “CHOKED” properly. Engine flooded. Bad spark plug. Dirty air filter. Dirty fuel filter. Water in fuel. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. Engine valves out of adjustment. Hard to start Dirty air filter.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE Engine dies when Reverse operation system tractor is shifted (ROS) is not "ON" while into reverse mower or other attachment is engaged. Engine continues to run Faulty operator-safety presence control system. when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven Worn, bent or loose blade.

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  • Page 28: Repair Parts

    ELECTRICAL T02K With 12V Outlet Option With Service Minder Option...

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    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 40 16-62 Cable Starter 532 17 51-58 Fuse...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. YT16542 (96043002402), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-24 CHASSIS...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. YT16542 (96043002402), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-24 CHASSIS PART DESCRIPTION 532 19 42-63 Drawbar 532 40 50-12 Logo 532 40 75-92 Dash 532 41 10-73 Hood 532 41 10-79 Lens LH 532 40 66-67 Grille/Lens Asm.

  • Page 32: Wheels And Tires

    DECALS PART DESCRIPTION 532 41 16-58 Decal, Warning 532 40 28-32 Decal, Hood 532 40 83-55 Decal, Hood Panel 532 18 09-41 Decal, Customer Respons. 532 41 01-18 Decal, Replacement 532 40 44-84 Decal, Steering Wheel 532 40 88-18 Decal, Eng. BS WHEELS AND TIRES wheel_art_1-tex NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S.

  • Page 33: Steering Assembly

    STEERING ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 532 19 39-43 Wheel, Steering 532 18 47-06 Axle Asm., Front 532 40 30-87 Spindle Asm., LH 532 40 30-88 Spindle Asm., RH 532 12 49-31 Bearing, Race Thrust Harden 532 12 17-48 Washer 25/32 x 1-5/8 x 16 Ga. 812 00 00-29 Ring, Klip #T5304-75 532 12 12-32...

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    DRIVE PART DESCRIPTION - - - - - - Transaxle, DANA D6800 (Order Parts from Transaxle Manufacturer) 532 12 35-83 Key Square 819 13 13-16 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga. 532 19 72-97 Spring, Brake 532 19 76-60 Rod Shift 532 10 69-33 Knob...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. YT16542 (96043002402), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-24 ENGINE OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine-bs-1cyl-tex_4...

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    ENGINE Engine Power Rating Information The gross power rating for individual gas engine models is labeled in accordance with SAE (Society of Automotive Engi- neers) code J11940 (Small Engine Power & Torque Rating Procedure), and rating performance has been obtained and corrected in accordance with SAE J1995 (Revision 2002-5).

  • Page 38: Mower Lift

    MOWER LIFT PART DESCRIPTION 532 19 52-23 Shaft Asm., Lift 532 19 52-31 Lever Asm., Lift 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 lift-tex_5...

  • Page 39: Seat Assembly

    SEAT ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 532 19 75-18 Seat 532 18 01-66 Bracket Pivot Fender 532 14 06-75 Strap, Asm Fender 532 14 50-06 Clip, Push In, Hinged 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 91-80...

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    TRACTOR - - MODEL NO. YT16542 (96043002402), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-24 MOWER DECK...

  • Page 41: Mower Deck

    MOWER DECK PART DESCRIPTION 532 40 29-99 Mower Housing 532 19 51-86 Arm Suspension 532 41 63-58 Screw #10 x 0.750 BOS Thread 532 19 30-03 Bolt/Washer asm 7/16-20 unf 532 13 89-71 Blade, 42" Hi-Lift (For bagging or discharge) 532 13 41-49 Blade, 42"...

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    532 41 13-87 Rev. 7 04.29.08 CL Printed in U.S.A.

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