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07002
YTH2042
Owner's Manual
"This machine is approved by the EPA for E10 (10% ethanol) and lower fuel only.
Do not use any fuel >E10 in this machine."
532 44 05-64 Rev. 1

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  • Page 1 07002 YTH2042 Owner's Manual "This machine is approved by the EPA for E10 (10% ethanol) and lower fuel only. Do not use any fuel >E10 in this machine." 532 44 05-64 Rev. 1...
  • Page 2: Safety Rules

    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. • Slow down before turning. WARNING: In order to prevent ac ci den tal •...
  • Page 3 SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers III. CHILDREN Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to GENERAL SERVICE the presence of children. Children are often attracted to • Never operate machine in a closed area. the ma chine and the mowing activity.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES • Read and observe the safety rules. Gasoline Capacity 2.50 Gallons and type: Unleaded Regular • Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor. Oil Type (API-SG-SL): SAE 30 (above 32°F/0°C) SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F/0°C) •...
  • Page 5: Assembly

    UNASSEMBLED PARTS Slope Sheet (1) Oil Drain Tube (2) Keys ASSEMBLY Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY ADJUST SEAT (See Fig. 2) •...
  • Page 6 ASSEMBLY ✓ INSTALL MULCHER PLATE (See Fig. 3) CHECKLIST (If previously removed) BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRAC TOR, WE • Raise and hold deflector shield in up right po si tion. WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST •...
  • Page 7: Operation

    OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning. FAST SLOW REVERSE HIGH NEUTRAL CHOKE IGNITION SWITCH ENGINE START MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT REVERSE ENGINE ON PARKING BRAKE ENGINE OFF OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) CLUTCH/BRAKE...
  • Page 8 OPERATION 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. Fig.
  • Page 9 OPERATION 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 OPERATION TO USE CRUISE CONTROL (J) (See Fig. 8) TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 10) The cruise control feature can be used for forward travel Gauge wheels are prop er ly ad just ed when they are slight ly only.
  • Page 11: Before Starting The Engine

    OPERATION REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) • Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH. • To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure. Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System (ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed...
  • Page 12 OPERATION CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or • Release the parking brake and let the brake slowly fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline return to operating position. near an open flame. • Allow one minute for transmission to warm up. This can be done during the engine warm up period.
  • Page 13: Mowing Tips

    OPERATION MOWING TIPS MULCHING MOWING TIPS IMPORTANT: FOR BEST PERFORMANCE, KEEP MOWER • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower hous ing HOUSING FREE OF BUILT-UP GRASS AND TRASH. CLEAN is attached to tractor. AFTER EACH USE. • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing •...
  • Page 14: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE BEFORE EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERY BEFORE MAINTENANCE EACH SEASON STORAGE SCHEDULE HOURS HOURS HOURS HOURS 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 Clean Debris Off Steering Plate ck Transaxle Cooling...
  • Page 15: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE BLADE CARE TRACTOR For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Re place Always observe safety rules when per form ing any bent or damaged blades. main te nance. CAUTION: Use only a replacement blade ap- BRAKE OPERATION proved by the manufacturer of your tractor.
  • Page 16: Clean Air Screen

    MAINTENANCE V-BELTS OIL DRAIN VALVE Check V-belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours CLOSED of operation and replace if necessary. The belts are not ad just able. Re place belts if they begin to slip from wear. LOCKED TRANSAXLE COOLING POSITION The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean DRAIN...
  • Page 17 MAINTENANCE MUFFLER DECK WASHOUT PORT (See Fig. 20) Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester (if Your tractor’s deck is equipped with a washout port on equipped) as it could create a fire hazard and/or damage. its surface as part of its deck wash system. It should be utilized after each use.
  • Page 18: Service And Adjustments

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SER VICE OR AD JUST MENTS: • Depress brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place attachment clutch in “DISENGAGED” position. • Turn ignition key to “STOP” and remove key. •...
  • Page 19 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS • ATTACH MOWER SIDE SUSPENSION ARMS (A) TO • Insert end of link (E) into hole in front mower bracket CHASSIS - Position hole in arm over pin (B) on outside and secure with washer and retainer spring (J). of tractor chassis and secure with retainer spring.
  • Page 20 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO LEVEL MOWER • If adjustment is necessary, see step in Visual Adjust- ment instructions above. Make sure tires are properly inflated to the PSI shown on • Recheck measurements, adjust if necessary until both tires. If tires are over or under inflated, it may affect the sides are equal.
  • Page 21: To Replace Motion Drive Belt

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT (See Fig. 31) (See Fig. 32) Park the tractor on level surface. En gage parking brake. The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools. For as sis tance, there is a belt installation guide decal on Park the tractor on level surface.
  • Page 22 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REMOVE WHEEL (See Fig. 33) TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER - • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully • Block up axle securely. charged battery. • Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow •...
  • Page 23: To Remove Hood And Grill Assembly

    SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TRANSMISSION TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB • Raise hood. REMOVAL/RE PLACE MENT • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the grill. • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely Should your transmission require removal for service or back into the hole in the backside of the grill.
  • Page 24: Storage

    STORAGE ENGINE 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. FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT GUM DEPOSITS WARNING: Never store the trac tor with FROM FORMING IN ES SEN TIAL FUEL SYSTEM PARTS SUCH gas o line in the tank inside a building AS CARBURETOR, FUEL FIL TER, FUEL HOSE, OR TANK...
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION 1. Out of fuel. 1. Fill fuel tank. Will not start 2. Engine not “CHOKED” properly. 2. See “TO START ENGINE” in Operation section. 3. Engine flooded. 3. Wait several minutes before attempting to start. 4. Bad spark plug. 4.
  • Page 26 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine continues 1. Faulty operator-safety presence control 1. Check wiring, switches and connections. If not system. corrected, contact an authorized service center/ to run when oper- department. ator leaves seat with attachment clutch engaged 1. Worn, bent or loose blade. 1.
  • Page 27: Repair Parts

    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 SCHEMATIC SCH11 BATTERY SOLENOID STARTER FUSE AMMETER BLACK (OPTIONAL) WHITE WHITE ATTACHMENT CLUTCH (CLUTCH OFF) BLACK CLUTCH/BRAKE GRAY (PEDAL UP) REVERSE SWITCH BLACK (NOT IN REVERSE) BLACK BLACK...
  • Page 28 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 ELECTRICAL T06S With 12V Outlet Option With Service Minder Option...
  • Page 29 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 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...
  • Page 30 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 CHASSIS chassis-tex_GT HUSQ_II_28...
  • Page 31 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 CHASSIS PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 43 97-52 Logo 817 00 05-12 Screw 5/16-18 x 3/4 532 43 74-73 Dash 532 43 74-55 Insert Reflective RH 532 44 11-77...
  • Page 32 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 DRIVE drive-tex_K46_pedal_81...
  • Page 33 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 DRIVE PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION - - - - - - - - - Transaxle, Tufftorq K46BT 532 40 31-18 Handle Parking Brake 532 12 35-83 Key Square...
  • Page 34 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 ENGINE SPARK ARRESTER KIT...
  • Page 35 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 ENGINE KEY PART DESCRIPTION - - - - - - Engine B8S Model No. 406777-1518-B1 532 14 97-23 Muffler 532 19 43-20 Keeper Belt Engine 532 40 54-71...
  • Page 36: Mower Deck

    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 MOWER DECK 42_D_man-tex_LT_35_r1...
  • Page 37 TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 532 40 29-99 Mower Housing 532 19 72-61 Arm Brake Mower 532 19 51-86 Arm Suspension...
  • Page 38: Steering Assembly

    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 STEERING ASSEMBLY steering-tex_HUSQSR_22 KEY PART KEY PART NO. NO. DESCRIPTION NO. NO. DESCRIPTION 873 94 08-00 Nut Hex Jam Top lock 1/2-20 unc 532 41 64-80 Wheel, Steering 532 18 89-67 Washer Hardened .793 x 1.637 x .060...
  • Page 39: Seat Assembly

    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 SEAT ASSEMBLY seat-tex_6.5SL_3 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 873 80 05-00 Nut, Lock 5/16-18 unc 532 42 40-68 Seat 532 19 76-61 Handle Slide Seat 532 18 01-66 Bracket Pivot Fender...
  • Page 40: Mower Lift

    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 MOWER LIFT 101* lift-tex_17_r3 *Key 91 may be substituted for Key 101 PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 42 20-27 Shaft Asm., Lift 817 00 06-12 Screw 3/8-16 x .75 Smgml Tap/R.Z 532 19 52-31 Lever Asm., Lift RH...
  • Page 41: Wheels And Tires

    TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER YTH2042 (96048000300), PRODUCT NO. 960 48 00-03 DECALS PART PART DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION 532 14 50-05 Decal, Battery Dnge/Poi 532 41 16-58 Decal, Fender Warning 532 16 03-96 Decal, Mower V-Belt Schematic 532 42 91-96 Decal, Hood...
  • Page 42 SERVICE NOTES...
  • Page 44 12.15.10 JA Printed in the U.S.A.