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Husqvarna 966061101 Operator's Manual

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PZ5426 FX / 966060901
PZ6030CV / 966061101
PZ6029FX / 966061201
PZ7234FX / 966061401
PZ6029PFX / 966062201
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure
you understand the instructions before using the machine.
English

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    Operator Manual PZ5426 FX / 966060901 PZ6030CV / 966061101 PZ6029FX / 966061201 PZ7234FX / 966061401 PZ6029PFX / 966062201 Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. English...

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    In order to implement improvements, specifications and designs can be altered without prior notification. Note that no legal demands can be placed based on the information contained in these instructions. Use only original parts for repairs. The use of other parts voids the warranty. Do not modify or install non-standard equipment to the unit without consent from the manufacturer.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    INTRoDUCTIoN ...5 Driving and Transport on Public Roads ...5 Towing ...5 operating ...5 Good Service ...6 Manufacturing Number ...6 SYMBoLS AND DECALS ...7 SAFETY ...9 Safety Instructions ...9 Personal Safety Equipment ...11 Slope operation ...11 Safe Handling of Gasoline ...13 Safe Handling of Propane ...14 General Maintenance ...15 Transport ...17...

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    WARNING! Failure to follow cautious operating practices can result in serious injury to the operator or other persons. The owner must understand these instructions, and must allow only trained persons who understand these instructions to operate the mower. Each person operating the mower must be of sound mind and body and must not be under the influence of any mind altering substance.

  • Page 5: Introduction

    Congratulations Thank you for purchasing a Husqvarna ride-on mower. This machine is built for superior efficiency to rapidly mow primarily large areas. A control panel easily accessible to the operator and a hydrostatic transmission regulated by steering controls both contribute to the machine’s performance.

  • Page 6: Good Service

    Good Service Husqvarna’s products are sold all over the world and only in specialized retail stores with complete service. This ensures that you as a customer receive only the best support and service. Before the product is delivered, the machine has, for example, been inspected and adjusted by your retailer. See the certificate in the Service Journal in this operator’s manual.

  • Page 7: Symbols And Decals

    These symbols are found on the machine and in the operator’s manual. Study them carefully so that you know what they mean. WARNING! Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx. xx xxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxx. Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk of personal injury or death, particularly if the reader should neglect to follow instructions given in the manual.

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    Read Shut off engine and operator’s remove key before Manual performing any maintenance or repair work Whole body Severing of fingers exposure to and toes thrown objects Moving sharp blades under cover symbOls aND DeCals Keep a safe distance from the machine Do not open or remove safety...

  • Page 9: Safety

    Safety Instructions These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully. WARNING! This symbol means that important safety instructions need to be emphasized. It concerns your safety. IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE oF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THRoWING oBJECTS.

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    • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways. • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck. • Always wear eye protection when operating machine. • Data indicates that operators age 60 years and above are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-related injuries.

  • Page 11: Personal Safety Equipment

    Personal Safety Equipment WARNING! When using the machine, approved personal protective equipment (shown in illustrations) shall be used. Personal protective equipment cannot eliminate the risk of injury but it will reduce the degree of injury if an accident does happen. Ask your retailer for help in choosing the right equipment.

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    Children Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain out of the path of danger. • Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.

  • Page 13: Safe Handling Of Gasoline

    WARNING! The engine must not be started when the driver’s floor plate or any protective plate for the mower deck’s drive belt is removed. Safe Handling of Gasoline To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.

  • Page 14: Safe Handling Of Propane

    Safe Handling of Propane To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling propane cylinders. Propane is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive. • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition. • Have propane cylinders filled at an authorized facility by trained personnel.

  • Page 15: General Maintenance

    General Maintenance • Never operate machine in a closed area. • Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition. • Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. • Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris buildup.

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    • Sparking can occur when working with the battery and the heavy cables of the starter circuit. This can cause battery explosion, fire or eye injury. Sparking in this circuit can not occur after the chassis cable (normally negative, black) is removed from the battery.

  • Page 17: Transport

    Transport • The machine is heavy and can cause serious crushing injuries. Be extra cautious when it is loaded on or unloaded from a vehicle or trailer. • Use an approved trailer to transport the machine. Activate the parking brake, turn off the fuel supply, and fasten the machine with approved fastening devices, such as bands, chains, or straps, when transporting.

  • Page 18: Rollover Protection System (rops)

    Rollover Protection System (ROPS) The RoPS increases the basic weight of the unit by 73 lbs/33 kg. • Do not use RoPS as a lifting, attaching or anchoring point. • Do not use RoPS for wrecking or towing. • Do not exceed Max GVW: 2822 lbs/1283 kg. •...

  • Page 19: Controls

    This operator’s manual describes the Husqvarna Zero Turn Rider. The rider is fitted with a Kohler or Kawasaki four-stroke overhead valve engine developing 26-34 horse power*. Control Locations Gas Engine Motion control levers Tracking knob Parking brake Fuel tank cap...

  • Page 20: Motion Control Levers

    Motion Control Levers The machine’s speed and direction are continuously variable using the two steering controls. The steering controls can be moved forward or backward about a neutral position. Furthermore, there is a neutral position, which is locked if the steering controls are moved outward.

  • Page 21: Hour Meter

    Hour Meter The hour meter displays the total operating time. It will flash CHG oIL (Change oil) at 50 hour intervals. The flash duration is one hour before and one hour after the interval. The CHG oIL icon will come on and shut off automatically.

  • Page 22: Parking Brake

    Parking Brake The parking brake is found on the left of the machine. Pull the lever backward to activate the brake and forward to release it. IMPORTANT INFORMATION The machine must stand absolutely still when applying the parking brake. Always set the parking brake before dismounting.

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    CONTROls Release the key to the RUN position when the engine has started. 8065-059 Ignition switch - RUN position For using “accessory”, turn the key clockwise. 8065-057 Ignition switch - accessory...

  • Page 24: Fuses

    Fuses Fuses are located on the right hand side of the machine. They are accessed by tilting the seat forward. Fuses are flat pin fuses type as used in automobiles. There are three fuses with ratings and functions: 20 A, Primary fuse. 7.5 A, Mower deck coupling.

  • Page 25: Seat Adjustment Lever

    Seat Adjustment Lever The seat can be adjusted lengthways. The lever is located at the right side of the seat (as seen by the driver in the seat). When making adjustments the lever is moved to the left or upward depending on model.

  • Page 26: Refueling

    Refueling IMPORTANT INFORMATION It is recommended that fuel be added to both tanks on initial start up. Gas Model Read the safety instructions before refueling. The machine has two fuel tanks, one on each side just behind the seat. The capacity for each tank is 6 gallons (11.4 liters).

  • Page 27: Propane Model

    Refueling Propane Model Read the safety instructions before refueling. The machine has two propane cylinder tanks, one on each side. Use only propane cylinders approved for this unit. Regularly check the cylinders for damage and keep the valves properly tightened. To exchange cylinders, turn the fuel valve clockwise to close.

  • Page 28: Operation

    Read the Safety Instructions section and the following pages if you are unfamiliar with the machine. Training Zero turn mowers are far more maneuverable than typical riding mowers due to their unique steering capabilities. We suggest that this section be reviewed in its entirety prior to attempting to move the mower under its own power.

  • Page 29: Roll Bar And Safety Belt

    Roll Bar and Safety Belt operate the unit with the roll bar in the raised and locked position and use the seat belt. There is no rollover protection when the roll bar is down. If it is necessary to lower roll bar, do not wear the seat belt. Raise the roll bar as soon as clearance permits.

  • Page 30: Starting The Engine

    Starting the Engine Sit on the seat. Raise the mower deck to the transport position by setting the lift pedals fully forward. Activate the parking brake. Disengage the mower blades by depressing the blade switch. Move the steering controls outward to the locked (outer) neutral position.

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    Move the throttle to the middle position for gasoline engines. Propane models - set the throttle from idle to ¼ open. If the engine is cold, the choke control should be pulled outward to the choke position. (Gasoline engines only) Gasoline engines - open the fuel tank valve.

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    Propane engines - open one or both fuel tank valves by turning the valves counter clockwise. Press in and turn the ignition key to the start position. Propane models - the lockoff solenoid should click audibly to indicate that the valve is open. It is possible to flood a propane fueled engine.

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    Push the choke control in gradually when the engine has started. (Gasoline engines only.) Set the desired engine speed with the throttle. Allow the engine to run at a moderate speed, “half throttle”, for 3-5 minutes before loading it too heavily. USE FULL THRoTTLE WHEN MoWING (no choke).

  • Page 34: Jumper Cables

    Weak Battery WARNING! Lead-acid batteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries. IMPORTANT INFORMATION The mower is equipped with a 12-volt negative grounded system. The other vehicle must also be a 12-volt negative grounded system.

  • Page 35: Running

    Running Release the parking brake by moving the lever downward. NoTE: The mower is equipped with an operator presence system. When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine.

  • Page 36: Operating On Hills

    Make sure the work area is free from objects that could be thrown by the rotating blades. WARNING! Ensure that no one is near mower when engaging blade switch. Engage the mower deck by pulling out the blade switch. Move throttle control to full throttle. The machine’s speed and direction are continuously variable using the two steering controls.

  • Page 37: Stopping The Engine

    Stopping the Engine For all models, move the throttle to the minimum position (tortoise symbol). For all models, move the throttle to the minimum position (tortoise symbol). If the engine has been worked hard, allow it to idle a minute in order to attain a normal operating temperature before stopping.

  • Page 38: Mowing Tips

    Mowing Tips • observe and flag rocks and other fixed objects to avoid collisions. • Begin with a high cutting height and reduce it until the desired mowing result is attained. The average lawn should be cut to 2½" (64 mm) during the cool season and over 3"...

  • Page 39: Manual Transport

    Manual Transport IMPORTANT INFORMATION Tighten the valve moderately. Do not overtighten the valve when closing. That can damage the valve seat. Pump Release Valves Pump release valves are located at the front and rear of the pump. They are used to release the system so the machine may be moved by hand when not running.

  • Page 40: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Check the parking brake Check the engine’s oil level (every refueling) Check the safety system Check for fuel and oil leakages Check/clean the engine’s cooling air intake Check the mower deck Check for loose hardware (screws, nuts) Clean under the mower deck Start the engine and blades, listen for unusual sounds Check for damage Thoroughly clean around the engine...

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    MAINTENANCE Check/adjust throttle cable Check the condition of belts, belt pulleys Change the engine oil Replace the engine oil filter Clean/replace the spark plugs Replace the fuel filter Replace air filter (paper filter) Check the caster wheels (every 200 hours) Replace the air cleaner’s pre-filter Check the hydraulic oil in the oil tank Change the hydraulic oil (every 500 hours)

  • Page 42: Battery

    Battery The mower is equipped with a maintenance free battery and does not need servicing. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive type battery charger will extend its life. • Keep battery and terminals clean. • Keep battery bolts tight. •...

  • Page 43: Safety System

    Safety System This machine is equipped with a safety system that prevents starting or driving under the following conditions. The engine can only be started when: The mower deck is disengaged. The steering controls are in the outer, locked neutral position. The parking brake is on.

  • Page 44: Parking Brake

    Parking Brake Visually check that no damage is found on the lever, links, or switch belonging to the parking brake. Perform a standstill test and check that there is sufficient braking action. WARNING! Faulty adjustment result in reduced braking ability and can cause an accident.

  • Page 45: Neutral Adjustments

    Engage the park brake. Measure the distance between the D brake bolt and the brake swivel. The distance should be "-¼". If adjustments are needed, loosen C jam nut. Turn the brake bolt until the distance is correct. Retighten C jam nuts. Neutral Adjustments WARNING! Neutral adjustments are made with...

  • Page 46: Deck Belt

    Deck Belt Deck Belt Removal Park on a level surface. Apply park brake. Lower the deck into the lowest cutting position. Remove foot plate and belt shields. Remove any dirt or grass that may have accumulated around the cutter housings and entire deck surface.

  • Page 47: Pump Belt

    Double check belt routing to make sure it matches the routing decal, and that the belt does not have any twist. Correct if needed. Adjust belt tension by turning the eyebolt until there is approximately " -1" of threads showing outside the nut.

  • Page 48: Cutting Blades

    Install and tighten blade bolt securely. Torque blade bolt to 90 ft-lbs (122 Nm). IMPORTANT INFORMATION Special blade bolt is heat treated. Replace with a Husqvarna bolt if required. Do not use lower grade hardware than specified. maINTeNaNCe WARNING! Blades are sharp.

  • Page 49: Adjusting The Mower Deck

    Adjusting the Mower Deck Leveling Deck Adjust the deck while the mower is on a level surface. Make sure the tires are inflated to the correct pressure. See Tire Pressures in Maintenance section. If tires are under or over inflated, the deck cannot be properly adjusted.

  • Page 50: Anti-scalp Rollers

    Anti-scalp Rollers Anti-scalp rollers keep the deck in the proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions. Do not adjust the rollers to support the deck. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Adjust anti-scalp rollers with the mower on a flat level surface. The anti-scalp rollers can be set in three positions: •...

  • Page 51: Caster Wheels

    Caster Wheels Check every 200 hours. Check that wheels rotate freely. Removal and Installation Remove nut and caster bolt. Pull the wheel out of the fork. Install in reverse order. Tighten caster bolt. Torque to 45 ft-lbs (61 Nm), then back nut off ½ turn. NoTE: Tire should rotate freely but axle spacers should not.

  • Page 52: Lubrication

    Lubrication Schedule 12/12 Every year 1/52 Every Week 1/365 Every day Change hydraulic drive filters. p Change engine oil every 50 hours. General Remove the ignition key to prevent unintentional movements during lubrication. When lubricating with an oil can, it must be filled with engine oil.

  • Page 53: Wheel And Deck Zerks

    Wheel and Deck Zerks Use only good quality bearing grease. Grease from well-known brand names (petrochemical companies, etc.) usually maintains a good quality. Front Wheel Mount Remove dust cap to expose zerk. Lubricate with a grease gun until the grease is forced out around the top washer.

  • Page 54: Hydraulic Drive

    Hydraulic Drive Fluid Change The hydraulic drive is designed with an external filter for ease of maintenance. To ensure constant fluid quality levels and longer life, an oil filter change interval of every 500 hours is recommended. The following procedure can be performed with the pump installed in the vehicle, and the vehicle on level ground.

  • Page 55: Purging Procedures

    Purging Procedures Due to the effects air has on efficiency in hydrostatic drive applications, it is critical to purge the system. These purge procedures should be implemented any time a hydrostatic system has been opened to facilitate maintenance or any additional oil has been added to the system.

  • Page 56: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUbleshOOTINg gUIDe Problem Engine will not start. Starter does not turn the engine over. Engine runs rough. Engine seems weak. Cause • Blade switch is engaged. • Steering controls are not locked in the neutral position. • Parking brake is not activated. •...

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    TROUbleshOOTINg gUIDe Problem Machine vibrates. Machine backfires (propane engine only). Engine overheats. Battery not charging. Machine moves slowly, unevenly, or not at all. Mower deck not engaging. Hydraulic drive leaks oil. Uneven mowing results. Cause • Blades are loose. • Blades are incorrectly balanced.

  • Page 58: Storage

    Service When ordering spare parts, please specify the purchase year, model, type, and serial number. Always use genuine Husqvarna spare parts. An annual check-up at an authorized service workshop is a good way to ensure that the machine performs its best the following season.

  • Page 59: Wiring Diagrams

    WIRINg DIagRam TImeR sChemaTIC...

  • Page 60: Technical Data

    Engine Manufacturer Type Power Lubrication oil capacity excluding filter oil capacity including filter Engine oil (See viscosity diagram) Fuel Fuel tanks capacity Spark plugs / gap Cooling Air filter Alternator Starter Transmission Transmission Speed and direction controls Speed forward Speed reverse Brakes Front caster tires, smooth tread Rear tires, turf pneumatic...

  • Page 61

    Frame Cutting Width Cutting Height Uncut Circle Number of Blades Blade Length Nose Rollers Sprung Seat Hinged Arm Rests Hour Meter Blade Engagement Deck Construction Productivity Dimension Weight Base Machine Length Base Machine Height Base Machine Width overall Width, Chute Up overall Width, Chute Down overall Height, RoPS Up TeChNICal DaTa...

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    Engine Manufacturer Type Power Lubrication oil capacity excluding filter oil capacity including filter Engine oil (See viscosity diagram) Fuel Fuel tanks capacity Spark plugs / gap Cooling Air filter Alternator Starter Transmission Transmission Speed and direction controls Speed forward Speed reverse Brakes Front caster tires, smooth tread Rear tires, turf pneumatic...

  • Page 63

    Frame Cutting Width Cutting Height Uncut Circle Number of Blades Blade Length Anti-scalp Rollers Sprung Seat Hinged Arm Rests Hour Meter Blade Engagement Deck Construction Productivity Dimension Weight Base Machine Length Base Machine Height Base Machine Width overall Width, Chute Up overall Width, Chute Down overall Height, RoPS Up TeChNICal DaTa...

  • Page 64

    Engine Manufacturer Type Power Lubrication oil capacity excluding filter oil capacity including filter Engine oil (See viscosity diagram) Fuel Fuel cylinder capacity Spark plugs / gap Cooling Air filter Alternator Starter Transmission Transmission Speed and direction controls Speed forward Speed reverse Brakes Front caster tires, smooth tread Rear tires, turf pneumatic...

  • Page 65

    Frame Cutting Width Cutting Height Uncut Circle Number of Blades Blade Length Nose Rollers Sprung Seat Hinged Arm Rests Hour Meter Blade Engagement Deck Construction Productivity Dimension Weight Base Machine Length Base Machine Height Base Machine Width overall Width, Chute Up overall Width, Chute Down overall Height, RoPS Up TeChNICal DaTa...

  • Page 66: Torque Specifications

    The torque values shown should be used as a general guideline when specific torque values are not given. Grade SAE Grade 5 ft./lbs ft./lbs ¼ ½ ¾ ** Grade 5 - Minimum commercial quality (lower quality not recommended) Grade Grade 8.8 ft./lbs ft./lbs 13.5...

  • Page 67: Conformity Certificates

    CONFORmITy CeRTIFICaTes USA requirements Labels are placed on the engine and/or in the engine compartment stating that the machine will fulfill the requirements. This is also applicable to special requirements for any of the states, (California emission rules etc.). Do not remove any of these labels. Certificates can also be supplied with the machine at delivery or written in the Engine manual.

  • Page 68: Service Journal

    Action Delivery Service 1. Charge and connect the battery. 2. Adjust the tire pressure of all wheels to 15 PSI (1 bar). 3. Connect the contact box to the cable for the seat’s safety switch. 4. Connect the contact box to the cable for the seat’s safety switch. 5.

  • Page 69

    Action After 10 hours 1. Change the engine oil. 2. Change the oil filter. 3. Check hydraulic oil level. 4. Inspect hydraulic hoses. 5. Inspect hydraulic belt 6. Inspect hydraulic filter. 7. Check neutral position. 8. Check safety system. 9. Check seat belt. 10.

  • Page 70

    Action Daily Service 1. Clean debris from mower. 2. Check engine oil level. 3. Check the tire pressures. 4. Check underside of deck. 5. Inspect deck pulleys. 6. Check/clean the engine’s cooling air intake. 7. Check safety system. 8. Check seat belt. 9.

  • Page 71

    Action 50-Hour Service 1. Clean debris from mower. 2. Change the engine oil and filter. 3. Check the tire pressures. 4. Clean the air filter. 5. Grease blade spindles. 6. Inspect deck belt and blades. 7. Check hydraulic oil level. 8.

  • Page 72: Hour Service

    Action 250-Hour Service 1. Grease fittings (caster pivots and caster wheels) 2. Inspect dampers 3. Inspect frame 4. Inspect throttle and choke cables 5. Inspect hardware 6. Check the tire pressures 7. Change the engine oil and filter 8. Change air filter 9.

  • Page 73

    Action 500-Hour Service 1. Grease fittings (caster pivots and caster wheels) 2. Inspect dampers 3. Inspect frame 4. Inspect throttle and choke cables 5. Inspect hardware 6. Check the tire pressures 7. Change the engine oil and filter 8. Change air filter 9.

  • Page 74

    Action At least once each year 1. Clean the engine’s cooling air intake. 2. Replace the air cleaner’s pre-filter (foam). 3. Replace the air filter’s paper cartridge. 4. Change the engine oil. 5. Replace the engine oil filter 6. Check/adjust the cutting height 7.

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    P/N 115 254426 R1 09/14/09...

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