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Husqvarna 968999216 Operator's Manual

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Operators Manual
Please read these instructions carefully and make
sure you understand them before using the machine.
MANUAL NO. 539106394 REV. 01 (06/10/03)
968999214 / BZ6134D
968999216 / BZ7234D
968999218 / BZ6127D


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    Operators Manual Please read these instructions carefully and make sure you understand them before using the machine. MANUAL NO. 539106394 REV. 01 (06/10/03) Models: 968999214 / BZ6134D 968999216 / BZ7234D 968999218 / BZ6127D...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    After the First 50 Hours ... 53 Daily Service ... 53 25-Hour Service ... 54 50-Hour Service ... 55 100-Hour Service ... 56 300-Hour Service ... 57 At Least Once Each Year... 58 Wiring Schematic ... 60 ©2003 Husqvarna. All rights reserved. Beartice, NE. Printed U.S.A.

  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction Congratulations Thank you for purchasing a Husqvarna ride-on mower. This machine is built for the greatest efficiency and rapid mowing of large areas. Conveniant controls and a hydrostatic transmission regulated by steering levers also 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

    SYMBOLS AND DECALS 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! Xxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxx xxx x Xxxxx xxxxxx xx. xx xxxxxxxx xxxxx xxx xx. Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk of personal injury, particularly if the reader should neglect to follow instructions given in the manual.

  • Page 8: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 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. General Use • Read all instructions in this operator’s manual and on the machine before starting it.

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Be careful when rounding fixed objects, so that the blades do not hit them. Never drive over foreign objects. • Only use the machine in daylight or in other well-lit conditions. Keep the machine a safe distance from holes or other irregularities in the ground.

  • Page 10: Driving On Slopes

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Driving on Slopes Driving on slopes is one of the operations where the risk is greatest that the driver will lose control or the machine will tip over, which can result in serious injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot reverse up a slope or if you feel unsure, do not mow the slope.

  • Page 11: Children

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Children • Serious accidents may occur if you fail to be on guard for children in the vicinity of the machine. Children are often attracted to the machine and mowing work. Never assume that children will stay put where you last saw them.

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    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Allow the engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke. Do not fill fuel in the vicinity of sparks or open flames. • If leaks arise in the fuel system, the engine must not be started until the problem has been resolved.

  • Page 13: Transport

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Never use the machine indoors or in spaces lacking proper ventilation. The exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, an odorless, poisonous, and lethal gas. • Stop and inspect the equipment if you run over or into anything. If necessary, make repairs before starting.

  • Page 14: Controls

    Presentation This operator’s manual describes the Husqvarna Lever-Steered Rider Mower. The mower is fitted with a liquid cooled, 3 cylinder Daihatsu diesel engine (27 HP) or Daihatsu Turbo diesel engine (34 HP). Transmission from the engine is made via two belt-driven hydraulic pumps, which in turn drive a hydraulic motor for each drive wheel.

  • Page 15: Throttle Control

    Gauges Water temperature gauge- indicates coolant temperature and warns of overheat situation. Ammeter - indicates amount of electrical flow at the battery. Under normal operating conditions the needle will be slightly on the plus (+) side of the gauge, showing that current is being supplied to the battery.

  • Page 16: Engaging The Mower Deck

    CONTROLS Engaging the Mower Deck In order to engage the mower deck, pull the knob out; the mower deck is disengaged when the knob is depressed. Deck should be engaged at mid throttle and disengaged at idle speed to prolong clutch life.

  • Page 17: Motion Control Levers

    Motion Control Levers The machine’s speed and direction are continuously variable using the two motion control levers. The motion control levers can be moved forward or backward from a neutral position. Furthermore, there is a neutral position, which is locked if the motion control levers are moved outward into the neutral slots.

  • Page 18: Hydraulic Lift Switch

    CONTROLS If the steering controls are in uneven positions when standing still, they can be adjusted using the adjustment screws, not the link system, for the controls BAM-7 Adjusting screws Hydraulic Lift Switch Used to raise and lower the mower deck hydraulically.

  • Page 19: Refueling

    Refueling The machine has two fuel tanks, one on each side just behind the seat. The tanks hold 11.4 gallons, 5.7 gallons each. The engine is run on clean, fresh, diesel fuel with a minumum of 40 cetane. WARNING! Diesel fuel is highly flammable.

  • Page 20: Hydraulic Lift For Mower Deck

    Manual Lifting Lever with Foot Assist for the Mower Deck The lifting lever is used to place the mower deck in the transport position or one of the 17 different cutting height positions. The cutting height is set by placing a pin in the hole for the desired cutting height and the pin is then locked on the inside (hidden in the illustration) with the supplied cotter pin.

  • Page 21: Relays

    Relays The relays and glow plug timer are located in a holder to the right side of the seat. Accessories For mulching, there is a Mulch Kit attachment available. This is mounted underneath the mower deck and comprised of baffles and mulch blades.

  • Page 22: Operation

    Running Before Starting • Read the sections Safety Instructions and Presentation before starting the machine. • Perform the daily maintenance before starting (see Maintenance Schedule in the Maintenance section). • Check that there is sufficient fuel in the fuel tanks. •...

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    Move the steering controls outward to the locked (outer) neutral position. Move the throttle to the middle position. OPERATION Steering controls in the outward, locked neutral position Set the throttle 8011-526 BAM-2...

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    Open the fuel switch for the selected fuel tank. Turn the ignition key to the run position to activate the glow plug. Wait till the light goes out, then turn key to start position. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Wait till the glow plug light goes out or damage could result to the engine.

  • Page 25: Running

    10. Set the desired engine speed with the throttle. Allow the engine to run at a moderate speed, ”half throttle”, for 1 minute before increasing the engine speed. Use full throttle when mowing. WARNING! Never run the engine indoors, in enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces.

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    Select the cutting height by placing the pin in one of the holes. Lock the pin on the inside with the cotter pin. Press in the stop handle, counter hold, and carefully move the lifting lever forward from the transport position toward the pin on manual units.

  • Page 27: Mowing Tips

    before the motion control levers can be moved from the neutral slots or the engine will kill. By moving the levers an equal amount forward or back the machine will move in a straight line in that direction. Movement of either lever forward will cause the right or left wheel to rotate in a forward direction.

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    dense, the driving speed can be increased without noticeably depreciating the mowing result. • The finest lawns are obtained by mowing often. The mowing becomes more even and the grass clippings more evenly distributed over the mown area. The total time taken is not increased as a higher driving speed can be used without poorer mowing results.

  • Page 29: Stopping The Engine

    Stopping the Engine Allow the engine to idle a minute in order to attain normal operating temperature before stopping it if it has been worked hard. Avoid idling the engine for long periods. Disengage the mower deck by depressing the control. On manual decks raise the mower deck by pulling the lifting lever backward to the transport position.

  • Page 30: Maintenance

    Maintenance Maintenance Schedule The following is a list of maintenance procedures that must be performed on the machine. For those points not described in this manual, visit an authorized service workshop. An annual service carried out by an authorized service workshop is recommended in order to maintain your machine in the best possible condition and to ensure safe operation.

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    Maintenance Lubricate the steering control shafts Lubricate the mower deck’s struts Lubricate the mower deck’s cutting height adjuster Check/adjust the cutting height Change inner (safety) air filter element Clean the air cleaner’s filter cartridge (paper filter) Change the engine oil Change the hydraulic oil filter (every 300 hours) Replace the engine oil filter (every 300 hours)

  • Page 32: Checking The Safety System

    Checking the Safety System The 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 motion control levers are in the outer, locked neutral position.

  • Page 33: Checking The Engine's Cooling Air Intake

    Checking the Engine's Cooling Air Intake Check that the engine’s cooling air intake is free from leaves, grass, and dirt. If the cooling air intake is clogged, engine cooling deteriorates, which can lead to engine damage. The radiator screen can be removed and cleaned Checking and Adjusting the Throttle Cable...

  • Page 34: Replacing The Air Filter

    Replacing the Air Filter If the engine seems weak or runs unevenly and the dust load indicator has turned red the air filter may be clogged. If run with a clogged air filter, disruption of operation can occur. Cleaning/replacing the air filter is carried out as follows Only do so when the dust indicator is red.: WARNING!

  • Page 35: Replacing The Fuel Filter

    Replacing the Fuel Filter The fuel filter is located with the priming pump. Replace the fuel filter every 800 hours (once per season) or more regularly if it becomes clogged. Replace the filter as follows: Unscrew fuel filter from pump and replace. Every 50 hours check for water in the fuel filter.

  • Page 36: Checking The Parking Brake

    system, it is necessary to open both these valves to drain the radiator completely. When refilling the system, it is important that all trapped air be purged. The following procedure will help to insure this: Make sure the engine is level. Fill the overflow reservoir up to the MAX mark with coolant mixture.

  • Page 37: Checking The Blades

    counter-clockwise on right) to pull brake actuating arm (E) forward until firm contact between brake shoes and drum can be felt. Hold in this position. Rotate clevis until clevis pin can just be inserted thru clevis and brake lever with pin resting against rear of the hole in brake lever.

  • Page 38: Checking Hydraulic System

    Checking the Hydraulic System Total System Capacity...1.125 gal. To check the hydraulic fluid level, locate the hydraulic reservoir under the seat. Remove cap and check level. Fill to 1/4” from top of tank. WARNING! If a leak is suspected, use a piece of cardboard or wood, NOT your hands, to check for leaks.

  • Page 39: Dampener Mounting

    Dampener Mounting Dampeners must be free to pivot. Distance between nuts (5/32” minimum) must be maintained so the dampener can pivot freely, both ends. See illustration. Reverse Detent Adjustment Stop engine and remove key. Pull the motion control lever back to the reverse position and release the lever.

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    MAINTENANCE Begin with either side and put the motion control lever into the neutral position. Adjust the motion control linkage by rotating the double nuts (D) in the proper direction until the wheel stops rotating. See illustration. Move the motion control lever forward then into the neutral position and place it into the neutral slot.

  • Page 41: Lubrication

    LUBRICATION Lubrication Lubrication Schedule 150h 8011-620 Lubrication schedule General Remove the ignition key to prevent unintentional movements during lubrication. When lubricating with an oil can, it should be filled with engine oil. When lubricating with grease, unless otherwise stated, a lithium based grease or another chassis or ball bearing grease, offering good corrosion protection should be used.

  • Page 42: Lubricating The Cables

    LUBRICATION Lubricating the Cables If possible, grease both ends of the cable and move the controls to end stop positions when lubricating. Refit the rubber covers on the cable after lubrication. Cables with sheaths will bind if they are not lubricated regularly.

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    3. Engine Oil Changing the Engine Oil Change the engine oil and filter for the first time after 50 hours of operation. Thereafter, the oil should be changed every 150 hours and the filter every other oil change. WARNING! Engine oil can be very hot if it is drained directly after stopping the engine.

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    LUBRICATION The oil level should be between the markings on the dipstick. If the level is approaching the ”ADD” mark, add the oil to the ”FULL” mark on the dipstick. Never fill above the ”FULL” mark. The oil is topped off through the dipstick hole. The dipstick markings Use engine oil SAE 30 or SAE 10W-30 or, alternately, 10W/40, class SC–SH...

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    5. Front Wheel Mount Lubricate with a grease gun, one zerk for each wheel mount, use 10 pumps of the grease gun at the recommended service intervals. Use only good quality lithium based grease. Grease from well-known brand names (petrochemical companies, etc.) usually maintains a good quality.

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    9. Steering Control Shafts Tip the driver’s seat. Lubricate with a grease gun, one zerk for each steering control shaft, until the grease is forced out. Use only good quality lithium based grease. Grease from well-known brand names (petrochemical companies, etc.) usually maintains a good quality.

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    12. Belt Adjuster, Hydraulic Pumps Lubricate using a grease gun, one zerk, until the grease squeezes out. Use only good quality lithium based grease. Grease from well-known brand names (petrochemical companies, etc.) usually maintains a good quality. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Be careful and remove excess lubricant so that is does not come into contact with belts or belt pulley drive surfaces.

  • Page 48: Trouble Shooting Guide

    TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE Trouble Shooting Guide Problem The engine will not start. The starter motor does not turn the engine over. The engine runs unevenly. The engine seems weak. Cause • The control for engaging the mower deck is not depressed. •...

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    TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE The engine overheats. Battery not charging. The machine moves slowly, unevenly, or not at all. Mower deck not engaging. Uneven mowing results. • Clogged air intake or cooling fins. • Engine overloaded. • Poor ventilation around engine. •...

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    TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE The machine vibrates. • The blades are loose. • The blades are incorrectly balanced. • The engine is loose. • Wheels loose.

  • Page 51: 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 your machine performs its best the following season.

  • Page 52: Technical Data

    Technical Data Measurements, Weights, Etc. Length Width (lowered discharge chute) Width (raised discharge chute) Height Weight Cutting width Cutting height Air pressure, front and rear Tires, front Tires, rear Driver’s seat Speed, forward Speed, backward Engine Manufacturer Models Power Cylinder volume Max.

  • Page 53: Noise Emissions And Cutting Width

    Noise Emissions and Cutting Width Measured noise level Guaranteed noise level Cutting width Electrical System Type Battery Primary fuse Electric clutch Transmission Hydrostatic drive Hydraulic oil, volume Hydraulic oil, type Mower Deck Cutting width Cutting height Blade length Anti-scalp rollers Accessories Mulch kit attachment Foot operated mower deck (certain models)

  • Page 54: Service Journal

    Service Journal Action Delivery Service 1. Charge the battery. 2. Mount the rear wheels. 3. Adjust the tire pressure of all wheels to 16 PSI. 4. Mount the steering controls in the normal position. 5. Connect the lever to the seat stop. 6.

  • Page 55: After The First 50 Hours

    SERVICE JOURNAL Action 20. Inform the customer about: The need and advantages of following the service schedule. The need and advantages of leaving the machine for service every 300 hours. The effects of service and maintaining a service journal on the machine’s resale value.

  • Page 56: 25-hour Service

    Action 25-Hour Service Check the hydraulic system’s oil level. Check the tire pressures. Lubricate the belt adjuster, mower deck. Lubricate the belt adjuster, hydraulic pumps. Lubricate the belt adjuster, mule drive. SERVICE JOURNAL Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign...

  • Page 57: 50-hour Service

    SERVICE JOURNAL Action 50-Hour Service Perform the 25-hour service. Change oil and oil filter for the first time. See engine manual. Check dust load indicator on air filter.Change filter only if indicator is red. See engine manual. Lubricate the front wheel bearings. Lubricate the steering control shafts.

  • Page 58: 100-hour Service

    Action 100-Hour Service Perform the 25-hour service. Perform the 50-hour service. Change engine oil at 150 hours. See engine manual. Check fuel pump filter. See engine manual. Check fan belt clearance. See engine manual. Clean the cooling fins on the engine and transmission. SERVICE JOURNAL Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign...

  • Page 59: 300-hour Service

    SERVICE JOURNAL Action 300-Hour Service Inspect the machine. Come to agreement with the customer as to which additional work is to be carried out. Perform the 25-hour service. Perform the 50-hour service. Perform the 100-hour service. Check/replace the air cleaner’s safety element. 6.

  • Page 60: At Least Once Each Year

    Action At Least Once Each Year Replace the air cleaner’s safety element. Replace the air filter’s paper cartridge. Change the engine oil (150 hours). Replace the engine oil filter (300 hours). Change the oil and filter in the hydraulic system (300 hours). Check/adjust the cutting height.

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    SERVICE JOURNAL Action Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign...

  • Page 62: Wiring Schematic


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968999214, 968999218, Bz6127d, Bz6134d, Bz7234d

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