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03002
917.279260
(GTH2448T)
Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 03002 917.279260 (GTH2448T) 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 re- pairs, al ways dis con nect spark plug...
  • 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

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity 4 Gallons and type: Unleaded Regular Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) Oil Capacity: W/ Filter: W/O Filter: Spark Plug: Champion QC12YC (Gap: .040") Ground Speed (MPH): Forward: Reverse: Charging System: 16 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 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).
  • Page 6: Assembly

    • Place freewheel control in "trans mis sion dis en gaged position" (See “TO TRANS PORT” in the Op er a tion section of this manual). • Roll tractor forward off skid. TO DRIVE TRAC TOR OFF SKID (See Op- er a tion section for location and function of con trols) WARNING: Before start ing, read, un der stand and fol low...
  • Page 7: Operation

    These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their mean- ing. 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...
  • 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 –...
  • 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 FIG. 7 • Start tractor with motion control le ver in neutral (N) position. • Release parking brake. • Slowly move motion control lever to desired position. TO ADJUST MOWER CUT TING HEIGHT (See Fig. 8) The po si tion of the at tach ment lift le ver (A) de ter mines the cut ting height.
  • Page 11: Before Starting The Engine

    WARNING: Backing up with the attachment clutch en- gaged while mowing is strongly discouraged. Turning the ROS "ON", to allow reverse operation with the attachment clutch engaged, should only be done when the operator decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the attachment engaged.
  • Page 12 ADD GASOLINE • Fill fuel tank to bottom of fi ller neck. Do not overfi ll. Use fresh, clean, regular un lead ed gasoline with a minimum of 87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix oil with gasoline.
  • Page 13: Operation

    CAUTION: At any time, during step 4, there may be movement of the drive wheels. 4. Move motion control lever to full forward position and hold for fi ve (5) seconds. Move lever to full reverse position and hold for fi ve (5) seconds. Repeat this procedure three (3) times.
  • 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 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 15: Maintenance

    TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when per form ing any main- te nance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than fi ve (5) feet to stop at highest speed in high est gear on a level, dry concrete or paved surface, then brake must be serviced.
  • Page 16: Clean Air Screen

    • Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. • Reinstall battery (See “REPLACING BATTERY" in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of this man u al). 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.
  • Page 17 MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffl er and spark arrester (if equipped) as it could create a fi re hazard and/or dam- age. SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever occurs fi...
  • Page 18: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER VICE OR AD JUST - MENTS: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. •...
  • Page 19 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS 02965 re mower side suspension arms (A) are pointing NOTE: Be su forward before sliding mower under tractor. • Slide mower under tractor until it is centered under tractor. • ATTACH MOWER SIDE SUSPENSION ARMS (A) TO CHASSIS - Position hole in arm over pin (B) on outside of tractor chassis and secure with washer and retainer spring.
  • Page 20 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS VISUAL SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 23) • With all tires properly infl ated and if your lawn appears unevenly cut, determine which side of mower is cutting lower. NOTE: As desired, you can raise the low side of mower or lower the high side.
  • Page 21 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • Raise mower to highest position. • Position any blade so the tip is pointing straight forward. Measure distance (B) to the ground at front and rear tip of the blade. • If front tip of blade is not 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear tip, go to the front of tractor.
  • Page 22 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • Remove belt from stationary idler (C) and clutching idler (D). • Remove belt from centerspan idler (E). • Pull belt slack toward rear of trac tor. Carefully remove belt up wards from trans mis sion input pulley and over cooling fan blades (F).
  • Page 23: To Remove Hood And Grill Assembly

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS IMPORTANT: YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12 VOLT SYSTEM. THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR BATTERY TO START OTHER VEHICLES. TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - • Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to short against tractor chassis.
  • 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 fl...
  • Page 25: Trou Ble Shoot Ing

    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start Out of fuel. Engine not “CHOKED” properly. Engine fl ooded. Bad spark plug. 5. Weak or dead battery. Dirty air fi lter. Dirty fuel fi lter. 8. Water in fuel. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment.
  • Page 26: Trou Ble Shoot Ing

    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE Engine dies when 1. 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...
  • Page 27 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 SCHEMATIC 02929-194276_Regulated-Tex IGNITION SWITCH POSITION CIRCUIT “MAKE” M+G+A1 B+A1 RUN/OVERRIDE B+A1 L+A2 START B + S + A1 02929 BATTERY FUSE WHITE WHITE BLACK PTO SWITCH (DISENGAGED) BLACK BLACK...
  • Page 28 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 ELECTRICAL 194276...
  • Page 29 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 ELECTRICAL PART DESCRIPTION 532 14 49-27 Battery 874 76 04-12 Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4 532 18 64-91 Battery Box 532 17 61-38 Switch Interlock 532 18 37-59 Harness Socket Light...
  • Page 30 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 CHASSIS chassis-tex_38-gt-husq...
  • Page 31 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 CHASSIS PART DESCRIPTION 532 40 18-23 Dash 532 40 18-24 Hood 532 19 89-07 Lens LH 532 40 48-21 Grille 532 19 89-06 Lens RH 532 19 61-25 Plate Engine...
  • Page 32 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 DRIVE drive-tex_15-husq-hydro_0610_FS...
  • Page 33 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 DRIVE PART DESCRIPTION - - - - - - Transaxle, Hydro 316-0610 (See Breakdown) 532 18 62-11 Key 1/4 x 2.5 532 19 98-44 Hub Asm. Wheel 532 14 00-80 Bolt Hub Wheel 819 13 13-16 Washer 13/32 x 13/16 x 16 Ga.
  • Page 34 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 STEERING ASSEMBLY steering-tex_4-husq PART DESCRIPTION 532 19 39-43 Wheel, Steering 532 19 59-68 Axle Asm., Front 532 19 79-37 Spindle Asm., LH 532 19 79-36 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.
  • Page 35 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 ENGINE engine-tex_7-vgt PART DESCRIPTION - - - - - - Engine Briggs Model No. 445677 0476-E1 (See Breakdown) 532 14 97-23 Muffl er 532 19 43-19 Keeper Belt Engine...
  • Page 36 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 SEAT ASSEMBLY seat-tex_5-husq PART DESCRIPTION 532 19 75-26 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...
  • Page 37 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 DECALS PART DESCRIPTION 532 19 91-14 Decal, Operator's 532 40 21-28 Decal, Hood Insert 532 17 05-63 Decal, Warning 532 17 85-02 Decal, Caution 532 19 16-52 Decal, Eng. HP 532 19 87-85 Decal, Mower Sch.
  • Page 38: Mower Deck

    TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 MOWER DECK 48_Deck_tex_6...
  • Page 39 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 MOWER DECK PART DESCRIPTION 532 40 35-82 Deck Weldment Mower 532 19 72-48 Cover Mandrel LH 532 19 91-02 Cover Mandrel RH 532 17 43-65 Bolt 7/16 Asm. Blade 532 18 00-54 Blade High Lift 532 18 72-91 Shaft Asm.
  • Page 40 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 MOWER LIFT lift-tex_3...
  • Page 41 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T), PRODUCT NO. 960 43 00-09 MOWER LIFT NOTE: All component dimensions given in U.S. inches PART DESCRIPTION 532 19 52-23 Shaft Asm., Lift 532 19 52-30 Lever Asm., Lift Rh 532 19 64-92 Grip, Lever...
  • Page 43 TRACTOR - MODEL NO. 917.279260 (GTH2448T) HYDRO TRANSAXLE - - MODEL NUMBER 316-0610 Part Description 170351 Kit, Main Housing Main Housing, Machined Bushing.865 X.985 X.790 170352 Kit, Side Housing Side Housing, Machined Bushing.865 X.985 X.790 Bushing.624 X.719 X.562 170353 Kit, Center Section Center Section, Machined Bushing.707 X.788 X.591...
  • Page 44: Repair Parts

    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.279260 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677, TYPE NUMBER 0476-E1 1070 1005 1119 1329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 789A 1054 789B 789B 1059 1330 REPAIR MANUAL 1051 1022 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 1022 1090 797A...
  • Page 45 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.279260 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677, TYPE NUMBER 0476-E1 1022 1029 1100 1023 1022 187A 121 CARBURETOR OVERHAUL KIT 1128 1123 1124 977 CARBURETOR GASKET SET 1123 1124 118A 552A 552A 1353 1342 117A 1022...
  • Page 46 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.279260 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677, TYPE NUMBER 0476-E1 1070 1005 1119 1329 REPLACEMENT ENGINE 358 ENGINE GASKET SET 789A 1054 789B 789B 1059 1330 REPAIR MANUAL 1051 1022 1095 VALVE GASKET SET 1022 1090 797A...
  • Page 47 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.279260 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677, TYPE NUMBER 0476-E1 PART DESCRIPTION 699753 Cylinder Assembly 499585 Kit-Bushing/Seal (Magneto Side) 391086s• Seal-Oil (Magneto Side) 699747 Sump-Engine 693998 Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 1) 693999 Head-Cylinder (Cylinder 2) 693997 •+ Gasket-Cylinder Head 792185...
  • Page 48 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER 917.279260 BRIGGS ENGINE - MODEL NUMBER 445677, TYPE NUMBER 0476-E1 PART DESCRIPTION 690960 Screw (Fuel Pump) 808656 Pump-Fuel 690442 Washer (Governor Crank) 697820 Screw (Back Plate) 690999 Plate-Carburetor 790816 Elbow-Intake 499486s Filter-Air Cleaner Cartridge 691003 Screw (Air Guide Cover) 447A 691108...
  • Page 49 SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 50 SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 52 532 40 43-97 Rev.2 06.02.06 TR/VB Printed in U.S.A.