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  • Page 1 02777 YTH2148 Owner's Manual...
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

  • Page 3 Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Al ways look down and behind before and while backing.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Gasoline Capacity 4 Gallons and type: Unleaded Regular Oil Type (API-SF-SJ): SAE 30 (above 32°F) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F) Oil Capacity: W/ Filter: W/O Filter: Spark Plug: Champion QC12YC (Gap: .030") Ground Speed (MPH): Forward: Reverse: Tire Pressure: Front: Rear: Charging System:...
  • Page 5: Unassembled Parts

    UNASSEMBLED PARTS Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Adapter (4) Adjusting Bars (4) Locknuts 3/8-16 (4) Retainer Springs (double loop) Nose Roller (2) Locknuts 5/16 x 18 (2) Hex Bolts 5/16 x 18 x 1 Nose Roller Retainer Spring (2) Retainer Springs (single loop) Steering Wheel Insert...
  • Page 6: Assembly

    Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier.
  • Page 7: Assemble Gauge Wheels To Mower Deck

    INSTALL SEAT (See Fig. 3) Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob. • Remove adjustment knob and fl at washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor. • Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard pack- ing.
  • Page 8: Install Mower And Drive Belt

    • For ease of mower to tractor assembly, raise gauge wheels to highest position and retain with clevis pins and spring retainers. • Adjust gauge wheels before operating mower. See “TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS” in the Operation sec tion of this manual. RETAINER SPRING AD JUST ING SHOULDER...
  • Page 9: Assembly

    CHECK TIRE PRESSURE The tires on your tractor were overinfl ated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance. • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in “PRODUCT SPEC I FI CA TIONS” section of this manual. CHECK MOWER LEV EL NESS For best cutting results, mower should be properly leveled.
  • Page 10: Operation

    These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their mean- ing. REVERSE NEUTRAL LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON ENGINE OFF OIL PRESSURE FUEL OVER TEMP LIGHT ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENGAGED FREE WHEEL (Automatic Models only) Failure to follow instructions...
  • Page 11 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. AMMETER THROTTLE CONTROL CHOKE...
  • Page 12: How To Use Your Tractor

    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.
  • Page 13: To Operate On Hills

    TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 9) Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions.
  • Page 14: Before Starting The Engine

    FIG. 11 TOWING CARTS AND OTHER AT TACH - MENTS Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifi cations of the manufacturer of your trac- tor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous.
  • Page 15: Operation

    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP • Before driving the unit in cold weather, the trans mis sion should be warmed up as follows: • Be sure the tractor is on level ground. • Place the motion control lever in neu tral. Re lease the parking brake and let the clutch/ brake slowly return to operating po si tion.
  • Page 16: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FILL IN DATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and Interlock Systems Check for Loose Fasteners Sharpen/Replace Mower Blades Lubrication Chart Check Battery Level Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Cooling Check V-Belts Check Engine Oil Level Change Engine Oil (with oil filter)
  • Page 17: Maintenance

    TRACTOR Always observe safety rules when performing any main- te nance. BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six (6) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear, then brake must be adjusted. (See “TO ADJUST BRAKE” in the Service and Ad just ments section of this manual).
  • Page 18 • Disconnect BLACK battery cable fi rst then RED bat- tery cable and remove battery from tractor. • Rinse the battery with plain water and dry. • Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until bright. • Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly. •...
  • Page 19 CLEAN AIR SCREEN Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine dam age from overheating. Clean with a wire brush or compressed air to re move dirt and stubborn dried gum fi bers. CLEAN AIR INTAKE/COOLING AREAS To insure proper cooling, make sure the grass screen, cooling fi...
  • Page 20: 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 21: To Level Mower Housing

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • Position front plate assembly between front mower brackets. Raise deck and plate assembly to align holes and insert fl anged pins. Secure pins with double loop retainer springs between the plate and mower brack- ets. NOTE: To assist in locating hole in fl anged pin, the hole in pin is inline with notch on head of pin.
  • Page 22: To Replace Mower Drive Belt

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOWER DRIVE BELT MOWER DRIVE BELT REMOVAL (See Fig. 23) • Park tractor on a level surface. En gage parking brake. • Lower mower to its lowest position. Remove screws from R.H. mandrel cover and remove cover.
  • Page 23: To Check And Adjust Brake

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE (See Fig. 25) Your tractor is equipped with an ad just able brake system which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle. 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 checked and ad just ed.
  • Page 24 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LE VER NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 27) The motion control lever has been pre set at the factory and adjustment should not be necessary. • Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel, and lightly tighten.
  • Page 25 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WEAK OR DEAD FULLY CHARGED BATTERY BATTERY FIG. 29 REPLACING BATTERY (See Fig. 30) WARNING: Do not short battery ter mi nals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connect- ing battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc.
  • Page 26 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ENGINE TO AD JUST THROTTLE CON TROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and ad just ment should not be necessary. If adjustment is nec- es sary, see engine manual. TO AD JUST CHOKE CON TROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and ad- just ment should not be necessary.
  • Page 27: 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 28: Trou Ble Shoot Ing

    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE Will not start Out of fuel. Engine not “CHOKED” properly. Engine fl ooded. Bad spark plug. Dirty air fi lter. Dirty fuel fi lter. 7. Water in fuel. Loose or damaged wiring. Carburetor out of adjustment. Engine valves out of adjustment.
  • Page 29: Trou Ble Shoot Ing

    TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE Engine continues to run Faulty operator-safety presence control system. when operator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged Poor cut - uneven 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. Mower deck not level. Buildup of grass, leaves, and trash under mower. Bent blade mandrel.
  • Page 30 SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 32: Repair Parts - Tractor

  • Page 33: Repair Parts

    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 ELECTRICAL PART DESCRIPTION 532 14 49-27 Battery 874 76 04-12 Bolt Hex Hd 1/4-20 unc x 3/4 532 12 48-86 Battery Tray 532 14 52-11 Bolt 1/4-20 x 7.5 532 15 01-09 Holddown Battery Front Mount 532 14 57-69 Nut Push Nylon 1/4"...
  • Page 34: Chassis And Enclosures

    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES chassis_elite husqy_2...
  • Page 35 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 CHASSIS AND ENCLOSURES PART DESCRIPTION 532 17 46-19 Chassis Stamping 532 17 65-54 Drawbar 532 19 02-51 Dash P/L M 872 14 06-08 Bolt Carriage 3/8-16 x 1...
  • Page 36 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 DRIVE 19 24 drive-hydro.stlt_20...
  • Page 37 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 DRIVE PART DESCRIPTION - - - - - - - - Transaxle, Hydro Gear 314-0510 (Order Parts From Transaxle Manu- facturer) 532 16 58-66 Rod Shift Fender...
  • Page 38 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 STEERING ASSEMBLY steering_pl.lt_54...
  • Page 39 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 STEERING ASSEMBLY PART DESCRIPTION 532 16 66-27 Wheel Steering 532 18 47-06 Axle 532 16 98-40 Spindle Asm LH 532 16 98-39 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 40 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 SEAT ASSEMBLY seat_lt.knob_1 PART DESCRIPTION 532 18 87-15 Seat 532 14 05-51 Bracket Pivot Seat 8 720 871 11 06-16 Bolt Fin Hex 3/8-16 unc x 1 819 13 16-10 Washer 13/32 x 1 x 10 Ga.
  • Page 41 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 DECALS PART DESCRIPTION 532 17 84-82 Decal Deck Hvy Duty 532 18 94-48 Decal Panel Side 532 18 89-18 Decal Hood RH 532 18 89-19 Decal Hood LH 532 18 97-58 Decal HP Engine 532 18 09-41 Decal Hood Cust.
  • Page 42 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 ENGINE OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester PART DESCRIPTION 532 19 04-54 Control Th/ch Flag 817 72 04-08 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1/4-20 x 1/2 - - - - - - - -...
  • Page 43 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 MOWER LIFT PART DESCRIPTION 532 15 94-60 Wire Asm Inner W/plunger 17 32 532 15 94-71 Shaft Asm Lift LH Inf Hgt P/L 532 10 57-67 Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc 812 00 00-02 E Ring #5133-62 819 21 16-21 Washer 21/32 x 1 x 21 Ga.
  • Page 44 REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 MOWER DECK mower_deck.48lowcost_stlt_1...
  • Page 45: Repair Parts - Tractor

    REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - MODEL NO. YTH2148 (YTH2148A), PRODUCT NO. 954 57 19-60 MOWER DECK PART DESCRIPTION 532 18 33-89 Deck Weldment Mower 48 532 13 80-17 Bracket Asm., Sway Bar 532 12 46-70 Retainer Spring 532 17 80-24 Bar Sway Deck 532 17 43-65 Bolt, 7/16 Asm.
  • Page 46 SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION WARNING: To avoid serious injury, operate your tractor up and down the face of slopes, never across the face. Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees. Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control.
  • Page 47: Warranty Statement

    It is the Owner’s and Dealer’s responsibility to make certain that the Warranty Registration Card is properly fi lled out and mailed to Husqvarna Forest & Garden Company. This card should be mailed within ten (10) days from the date of purchase in order to confi rm the warranty and to facilitate post-sale service.
  • Page 48 532 18 99-04 11.11.03 RD Printed in U.S.A. 01960_husqvarna...

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  • Bruce Arnold Apr 30, 2016 01:27:
    I don't see the clutch locator on my lawn tractor