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@ OPERATOR'S MANUAL 2000 TRACTOR Model Number 2186 IMPORTANT : READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Warning : This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . In the State of California the above is required by law ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department , P . O . Box 368023 Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 9723 . CUB CADET P . O . BOX 368023 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 9723 PRINTED IN U . S . A . FORM NO . 770 - 10286 ( 9 / 99 )
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KOHLER CO . FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS LIMITED WARRANTY UTILITY AND LAWN AND GARDEN ENGINES The U . S . Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) , the California Air Resources Board ( CARB ) , and Kohfar Co . are pleased to explain the Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty on your uti _ itygawn / garden equipment engine ( herein engine ) . For California , engines produced in 1995 and later must be designed , built and equipped to meet the state's stringent anti - smog standards . In other states , new 1997 and later model year engines must be designed , built and equipped , at the time of sale , to meet the U . S . EPA regulations for small non - road engines . The engine must be free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause it to fail to conform with U . S . EPA standards for the first two years of engine use from the date of sale to the ultimate purchaser . Kohler Co . must warrant the emission control system on the engine for the period of time listed above , provided there has been no abuse , neglect or improper maintenance . The emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel injection system , the ignition system , and catalytic converter . Also included are the hoses , belts and connectors and other emission related assemblies . Where a warrantable condition exists , Kohler Co . will repair the engine at no cost , including diagnosis ( if the diagnostic work is performed at an autho - rized dealer ) , parts and labor . MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE Engines produced in 1995 or later are warranted for two years in California . In other states , 1997 and later model year engines are warranted for two years , if any emission refated part on the engine is defective , the part wiil be repaired or replaced by Kohler Co . free of charge . OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES ( a ) The engine owner is responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in the owner's manual . Kohfar Co . recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on the engine . But Kohler Co . cannot deny warranty sofaly for the lack of receipts or for your failure to assure that all scheduled maintenance was performed . ( b ) Be aware , however , that Kohfar Co . may deny warranty coverage if the engine or a part has failed due to abuse , neglect , improper maintenance or unapproved modifications . ( c ) For warranty repairs , the engine must be presented to a Kohler Co . service center as soon as a problem exists . Call 1 - 800 - 544 _ 2444 for the names of the nearest service centers . The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time , not to exceed 30 days . If you have any questions regarding warranty rights and responsibilgies , you should contact Kohler Co . Engine Service at 1 - 920 - 457 - 4441 . COVERAGE Kohler Co . warrants to foe ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine will be designed , built and equipped _ at the same time of sale , to meet all applicable regulations . Kohfar Co . also warrants to the initial purchaser and each subsequent purchaser , that the engine is free from defects in material and workmanship which cause the engine to fail to conform with applicable regulations for a period of two years . Engines produced in 1995 or later are warranted for to years in California . For 1997 and later model years , EPA requires manufacturers to warrant engines for two years in all other states . These warranty periods will be begin on the date the engine is purchased b the initial purchaser . If any emission related part on the engine is defective , the part will be replaced by Kohfar Co . at no cost tot he owner . Kohfar Co . is liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part still under warranty . Kohler Co . shall remedy warranty defects at any authorized Kohfar Co . engine dealer or warranty station . Warranty repair work done at an authorized deafar or warranty station shali be free of charge to the owner if such work determines that a warranted part is defective . Listed below are the parts covered by the Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty . Some parts listed befaw may require schedu fad maintenance and are warranted up to the first scheduled replacement point for that part . The warranted parts are : Oxygen sensor ( if equipped ) intake manifold ( if equipped ) Exhaust manifold ( if equipped ) Catalytic muffler ( if equipped ) Fuel metering valve ( if equipped ) Spark advance module ( if equipped ) Crankcase breather ( if equipped ) Ignition modufa ( s ) with high tension faad Gaseous fuel regulator ( if equipped ) Electronic control unit ( if equipped ) Carburetor or fuel injection system Fuel lines ( if equipped ) Air filter , fuel fi _ ter , and spark plugs ( only to first scheduled replacement point ) LIMITATIONS This Emission Control System Warranty shall not cover any of the following : ( a ) repair or replacement required because of misuse or neglect , improper maintenance , repairs improperly performed or repfacement not conforming to Kohfar Co . specifications that adversely affect performance and / or durability and alterations or modifications not recommended or approved in writing by Kohler Co . , ( b ) replacement of parts and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance at and after the first scheduled replacement point , ( c ) consequential damages such as loss of time , inconvenience , loss of use of the engine or equipment , etc . , ( d ) diagnosis and inspection fees that do not result in eligible warranty service being performed , and ( e ) any add - on or modified part , or malfunction of authorized parts due to the use of add - on or modified parts . MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS REQUIREMENTS The owner is responsible for the proper use and maintenance of the engine . Kohler Co . recommends that all receipts and records covering the perfor - mance of regular maintenance be retained in case questions arise . If the engine is resold during the warranty period , the maintenance records should be transferred to each subsequent owner . Kohler Co . reserves the right to deny warranty coverage if the engine has not been properly maintained ; how - ever , Kohfar Co . may not deny warranty repairs solely because of the lack of repair maintenance or failure to keep maintenance records . Normal maintenance , replacement or repair of emission control devices and systems may be performed by any repair establishment or individual ; how - ever , warranty repair must be performed by a Kohler authorized service center . Any repfacement part or service that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in nomwarranty maintenance or repairs , and shall not reduce the warranty obligations of the engine manufacturer . 2
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CONTENTS Section Page Section Page 2 VII Emission Control Systems Warranty . . . Mowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 3 Tractor and Deck Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Optional Equipment and Accessories . 47 4 Maintenance Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Product Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 To The Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Lubrication Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Serial No . Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Lubrication Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 I Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 II Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Slope Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Ill Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Warranty - - Commercial Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 IV Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Warranty - - Residential Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 V Mower Deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Maintenance Parts Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Vl Off - Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 TRACTOR AND DECK PREPARATION A . ATTACHING THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR B . LIFT ASSIST SPRING The RH lift assist spring may have been received in the manual bag , or it may have been installed at the factory . WARNING The RH lift assist rod is installed on the tractor and , if the Do not operate the mower deck without the chute spring is NOT installed , suspended with a rubber band defelector installed and in its down position . for shipment . From beneath the right rear fender , re - 1 , move the rubber band from the rod and pigtail hook . Remove the hex cap screws , bell washers and hex nuts installed in the deck at the chute opening . If the lift assist spring was shipped in the manual bag , 2 , refer to INSTALLING LIFT ASSIST SPRING in SEC - Position the hinge bracket of the deflector assem - bly to align with the holes in deck . Insert the hex TION V ( page 33 ) for installation instructions . cap screws from the underside of the deck and se - cure with the bell washers and hex nuts . Note : the C . CONNECTTHE BATTERY crowned ( rounded ) surface of the washers go to - ward the hex nuts . The tractor is shipped with an activated sealed battery . The positive battery cable has been connected at the factory , but the negative cable must be connected . Note : Make sure the ignition switch is in the " OFF " po - WASHERS sition before attaching the battery cables . ; KET 1 . Pull the protective cap off the negative terminal of the battery , and remove the hex cap screw and nut from the free end of the negative battery cable . 2 . Connect the negative battery cable ( heavy black ) SCREWS and ground wire ( green ) to negative terminal ( - - ) of the battery using the hex cap screw and nut . CHUTE MULCHING DEFLECT ( PLUG 3 . Slide the black terninal cover over the negative ASSEMBLY terminal of the battery . , Refer to SECTION V - MOWER DECK when in - stalling the mulching plug . 3
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WARNING • The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer , birth defects or other reproductive harm . • This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered , or grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . • In the State of California , the above is required by law ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . Other States may have similar laws . Federal laws apply to federal lands . A spark arrester muffler is available at your nearest engine authorized service center . SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES IMPORTANT THIS SYMBOL POINTS OUT IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WHICH , IF NOT FOLLOWED , COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND / OR PROPERTY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS . READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE YOUR UNIT . FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY . WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL - - _ ' _ HEED ITS WARNING . Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual . As with any type of power equipment , carelessness or error on the DANGER part of the operator can result in injury . This lawn mower is capable of amputating hands and feet or throwing objects . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . 5 . Be sure the area is clear of other people before , _ I . GENERAL OPERATION mowing . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . 1 . Read , understand and follow all instructions in the 6 . Never carry passengers . manual and on the machine before starting . Keep this manual in a safe place for future and regular 7 . Disengage the blades before shifting into reverse reference and for ordering replacement parts and backing up . Always look down and behind before and while backing . 2 . Only allow responsible individuals familiar with the instructions to operate the machine . Know the 8 . Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge controls and how to stop the machine quickly . direction and do not point it at anyone . Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass 3 . Do not put hands or feet under the cutting deck or catcher or the chute guard in place . near rotating parts . 9 . Slow down before turning . Operate the machine 4 , Clear the area of objects such as rocks , toys , smoothly . Avoid erratic operation and excessive wire , etc . which could be picked up and thrown by speed . the blades . A small object may have been overlooked and could be accidentally thrown by 10 . Never leave a running machine unattended . the mower in any direction and cause injury to Always turn off the blades , place the transmission you or a bystander . To help avoid a thrown in neutral , set the parking brake , stop the engine objects injury , keep children , animals , bystanders and remove key before dismounting . and helpers at least 75 feet from the mower while 11 . Turn off blades when not mowing . it is in operation . Always wear safety glasses with 12 . side shields or safety goggles during operation or Stop the engine and wait until the blades come to while performing an adjustment or repair , to a complete stop before ( a ) removing the grass protect eyes from foreign objects . Stop the blades catcher or unclogging chute , or ( b ) making any when crossing gravel drives , walks or roads . repairs , adjusting or removing any grass or debris . 4
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13 . Mowonlyindaylighot rgoodartificiallight . DO : 14 . Do not operatethe machinewhile underthe Mow up and down slopes , not across . influenceofalcoholordrugs . Remove obstacles such as rocks , limbs , etc . 15 . Watchfortrafficwhenoperatingnearorcrossing Watch for holes , ruts or bumps . Uneven terrain could roadways . overturn the machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . 16 . Useextracarewhenloadingor unloadingthe Use slow speed . Choose a low enough gear so that machineintoatrailerortruck . Thisunitshouldnot you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope . Al - bedrivenupordownarampontoatrailerortrucker ways keep the machine in gear when going down underpower , becausethe unit couldtip ov slopes to take advantage of engine braking action . causingseriouspersonailnjury . Theunitmustbe Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel pushedmanuallyon a rampto loador unload weights or counterweights to improve stability . properly . Use extra care with grass catchers or other attach - 17 . Nevermakea cuttingheightadjustmenwt hilethe ments . These can change the stability of the machine . engineisrunningiftheoperatomr ustdismountto doso . Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual . Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction . 18 . Wearsturdy , rough - solewdorkshoesandclose - Rapid engagement or braking could cause the front of fittingslacksandshirts . aDonotwearloosefittingngls the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards , clothesorjewelry . dTheycanbecaughtinmovi which could cause serious injury . parts . Neveroperatea unitin barefeet , san or sneakers . Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If the tires lose traction , disengage the blades and proceed slowly 19 . Check overheadclearance carefully beforewinge straight down the slope . drivingunderpowerlines , wires , bridgesor loveth hangingtreebranchesb , eforeenteringorlear DO NOT : buildings , or in any othersituationwhe Do not turn on slopes unless necessary ; then , turn operatormaybe struckor pulledfromthe unit , slowly and gradually downhill , if possible . whichcouldresultinseriousinjury . Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches or embankments . 20 . Disengageall attachmenct lutches , thoroughly The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over depressthe brakepedaland shift into neutral the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge caves in . beforeattemptingto starttheengine . Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced traction could 21 . Yourmowerisdesignedto cutnormalresidential cause sliding . grassof a heightno morethan 10 " . Do anotsyne attemptto mowthroughunusuallytall , drygras Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot ( e . g . pasture ) orpilesof dryleaves . Debrismngi on the ground . rbuilduponthemowerdeckorcontacttheed . Do not use the grass catcher on steep slopes . exhaustpresentinga potentiaflirehaza 22 . Useonlyaccessoriesapprovedfor thismachine , _ III . CHILDREN by Cub Cadet . Read , understand and follow all Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert instructions provided with the approved to the presence of children . Children are often accessory . attracted to the machine and the mowing activity . Never assume that children will remain where you ll . SLOPE OPERATION last saw them . Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and 1 , Keep children out of the mowing area and in tip - over accidents , which can result in severe injury or watchful care of an adult other than the operator . death . All slopes require extra caution . If you cannot 2 . Be alert and turn the machine off if children enter back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do not the area . mow it . 3 . Before and when backing up , look behind and For your safety , use the slope gauge included as part down for small children . of this manual to measure slopes before operating this unit on a sloped or hilly area . If the slope is greater 4 . Never carry children , even with the blades off . than 15 ° as shown on the slope gauge , do not operate They may fall off and be seriously injured or may this unit on that area or serious injury could result . interfere with safe machine operation . 5
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5 . Never allow childrenunder 14 years old to 8 . After striking a foreign object , stop the engine , operatethemachineC . hildren14yearsandover remove the wire from the spark plug and shouldonly operatethe machineunderclose thoroughly inspect the mower for any damage . parentasl upervisionandproperinstruction . Repair the damage before restarting and operating the mower . 6 . Use extra care when approaching blind corners , shrubs , trees or other objects that may obscure 9 . Grass catcher components are subject to wear , your vision of a child or other hazard . damage and deterioration , which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown . For 7 . Remove the key when the machine is left your safety protection , frequently check the unattended to prevent unauthorized operation . components and replace with manufacturer's , _ IV . SERVICE recommended parts when necessary . 1 . Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other 10 . Mower blades are sharp and can cut . Wrap the fuels . They are extremely flammable and the blades or wear gloves , and use extra caution vapors are explosive . when servicing blades . a . Use only an approved container . 11 . Check brake operation frequently . Adjust and service as required . b . Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the en - gine running . Allow the engine to cool at least 12 . Muffler , engine and belt guards become hot two minutes before refueling . during operation and can cause a burn . Allow to c . Replace the fuel cap securely and wipe off any cool down before touching . spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may 13 . Do not change the engine governor settings or cause a fire or explosion . overspeed the engine . Excessive engine speeds d . Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes and oth - are dangerous . er sources of ignition . 14 . Observe proper disposal laws and regulations . e . Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel Improper disposal of fluids and materials can vapors will accumulate in the area . harm the environment and the ecology . f . Never store the fuel container or machine inside where there is an open flame or spark , a . Prior to disposal , contact your local such as a gas hot water heater , space heater Environmental Protection Agency to or furnace . determine the proper method for disposing of 2 . Never run a machine inside a closed area . the waste . Recycling centers are established to properly dispose of materials in an 3 . To reduce fire hazard , keep the machine free of environmentally safe fashion . grass , leaves or other debris build - up . Clean up oil or fuel spillage . Allow the machine to cool at b . Use proper containers when draining fluids . least 5 minutes before storing . Do not use food or beverage containers that may mislead someone into drinking from 4 . Before cleaning , repairing or inspecting , make them . Properly dispose of the containers im - certain the blade and all moving parts have mediately following the draining of fluids . stopped . Disconnect the spark plug wire , and keep the wire away from the spark plug to prevent C , DO NOT pour oil or other fluids into the accidental starting . ground , down a drain or into a stream , pond , lake , or other body of water . Observe Environ - 5 . Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at fre - mental Protection Agency regulations when quent intervals for proper tightness . Also visually disposing of oil , fuel , coolant , brake fluid , fil - inspect blades for damage ( e . g . , excessive wear , ters , batteries , tires and other harmful waste . bent , cracked ) . Replace with blades which meet original equipment specifications . 15 . We do not recommend the use of a pressure 6 . Keep all nuts , bolts and screws tight to be sure washer or garden hose to clean your unit . They the equipment is in safe working condition . may cause damage to electrical components ; spindles ; pulleys ; bearings ; or the engine . The 7 . Never tamper with safety devices . Check their use of water will result in shortened life and proper operation regularly . Use all guards as reduce serviceability . instructed in this manual . read , understand and follow the warnings and instructions in this manual and on the machine . , i _ WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY : Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who 6
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PRODUCT GRAPHICS ing , painted over or can no longer be read . Replace - ment safety graphics are available through your Keep product safety graphics ( decals ) clean . Replace dealer . any safety graphic that is damaged , destroyed , miss - , A , WARNING SAFETY GRAPHIC - LOCATED ON LEFT SIDE OF MOWER DECK ASSEMBLCEHUTEDEFLECTOTROTHISUNITBEFOREOPERATING SAFETY GRAPHIC - LOCATED ON RIGHT SIDE OF DECK GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING - LOCATED ON RIGHT SIDE OF RUNNING BOARD DEFLECTOR SAFETY GRAPHIC - LOCATED ON DECK DANGLER A CAUTION SAFETY GRAPHIC - LOCATED ON LEFT SIDE OF DECK HANDS AND FEET SAFETY GRAPHIC - LOCATED ON DEFLECTOR CHUTE 7
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TO THE OWNER Cub Cadet tractor Model 2186 is equipped with a 44 - authorized dealer periodically or at least once a year , inch mower deck , and includes a mulching plug . The depending on its hours of use . information in this manual has been prepared in detail to help you better understand the correct operation and maintenance of this equipment . Before you operate the CAUTION tractor , study this manual carefully . Additional copies DO NOT tow your Model 2186 tractor . Towing may be ordered from your dealer at a nominal price may damage the transmission . Place the tractor Your local authorized dealer is interested in the on a LEVEL SURFACE before pulling the trans - performance you receive from your tractor . The dealer mission release lever to the disengaged position . has trained service personnel who are familiar with the The Cub Cadet hydrostatic drive system requires min - latest servicing information , with modern tools and imal service if the recommended operation and main - original - equipment service parts which assure proper tenance procedures are followed . fit and good performance . If you have difficulties with the unit , have any question UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU AT - regarding the operation or maintenance of this equip - TEMPT TO SERVICE THESE UNITS YOURSELF . ment , or desire additional information not found in this Only your dealer is authorized , under terms of the war - manual , contact your dealer . If you need help locating ranty , to repair or replace drive components of the unit . a dealer in your area , contact the Customer Dealer Re - When needing parts , always specify the hood model ferral Line by calling : number , factory model number , mfg . date ( serial I1 " 800 " 528I " 1009 number ) and / or the engine spec . and serial numbers To obtain top performance and assure economical ( include any prefix and suffix letters ) . Record these operation , the tractor should be inspected by your numbers in the space provided on this page . SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION The engine serial number decal is located on the right side of engine blower housing ( Refer to Figure 2 ) . I NOTE References to LEFT and RIGHT indicate that side of the tractor when facing forward while seated in the drivers seat . Reference to FRONT indicates the grille end of the tractor ; to REAR , the drawbar end . The chassis model plate , showing the factory model number and Mfg . Date ( See Figure 1 ) can be found on the underside of the seat mounting base . Pivot the seat foward to locate the decal . XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX Model Number Mfg . Date ENGINE SERIAL NUMBER CUB CADET CORP , _ 1 _ 0 , _ _ " P . oBO3X68023 W CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 _ Figure 2 Figure 1 Hood Model Factory Model No . Mfg . Date Delivery Date Engine Spec . No . Engine Serial No . 8
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SECTION I . CONTROLS AND INDICATORS Your Cub Cadet Tractor has been safety engineered . Thoroughly acquaint yourself with all the controls and This section gives a brief description of the function indicators before attempting to start or operate the and location of the various controls and indicators . tractor . A B F K H L O \ ' , > / A . Low Oil Indicator I . Brake Pedal B , Hour Meter J . Forward Control Pedal K . Reverse Control Pedal C . Power Take - Off ( PTO ) Control Switch L . Lift Handle D . Ignition / Light Switch E . Throttle Control Lever M . Lift Height Indicator F . Choke Control N . Seat Adjustment Lever G . Brake Pedal Lock O . Transmission Release Lever H . Cruise Control Lever P . Fuses ( Not Shown ) Q . Safety Interlock Switches ( Not Shown ) Figure 3 9
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A . LOW OIL INDICATOR E . THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER This indicator will illuminate when the engine oil level is This lever controls the speed of the engine . When low . If this indicator illuminates , stop the tractor imme - set in a given position , the control cable will maintain diately and check the engine oil level . If the oil level is a uniform engine speed . within the operating range , but the light remains on , contact your Cub Cadet dealer . I NOTE When using power take - off operated equip - CAUTION ment , best performance is achieved with the throttle lever in the " FAST " position . Operating the tractor with low oil level or pres - sure could result in severe engine damage . B . HOUR METER This symbol shows slow position . The hour meter operates whenever the ignition key is in the " ON " position . Record the actual hours of tractor This symbol shows fast position . operation to ensure all maintenance procedures are completed according to the schedule in this manual . F . CHOKECONTROL C . POWER TAKE - OFF ( PTO ) CONTROL SWITCH The power take - off control switch operates the front The choke control is operated manually . Pull the electric PTO clutch . Pull the switch knob to engage knob out to ckoke the engine ; push the knob in to ( " RUN " ) , or push the knob to disengage ( " OFF " ) the open the choke . PTO clutch . G . BRAKE PEDAL LOCK D . IGNITION / LIGHT SWITCH WARNING WARNING The hydrostatic transmission will not hold the To prevent accidental starting and / or battery tractor on a hill . Normal internal leakage in the discharge , remove the key from the ignition transmission will allow the tractor to roll down - switch when the tractor is not in use . hill . To avoid an accident and / or possible inju - ry , engage the brake pedal lock . The combination lights and ignition switch is a four position switch . ( See Figure 4 ) The brake lock lever , located in the center of the dash panel below the steering wheel , is identified with the ( ' ( _ ) ) symbol . Always engage the brake OFF pedal lock when dismounting the tractor . To engage the brake pedal lock , depress the brake pedal and push down on the brake pedal lock lever . Hold the _ A ON / LIGHTS lever down while releasing the brake pedal . The le - ver should lock in the down position . H . CRUISE CONTROL LEVER The cruise control lever , located in the center of the dash panel below the steering wheel , is identified with the < _ 3 = F : _ symbol . This lever can be used to main - tain a desired " foot free " forward speed in areas where constant speed changes are not required . Re - Figure 4 fer to Section II - OPERATION for instructions on how to use this feature . 10
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I . BRAKE PEDAL The brake pedal is located at the front of the right run - ning board above the forward control pedal . Press down to stop the tractor and disengage the cruise con - \ i / iJ trol . The brake pedal must be fully depressed to acti - vate the safety interlock switch when starting the tractor . J . FORWARD CONTROL PEDAL The forward control pedal is located at the front of the right running board below the brake pedal . Slowly TSEATMENT press down on the pedal to start moving forward . The ADJUS forward ground speed of the tractor is directly affected LEVER by the distance the pedal is depressed . Figure 5 K . REVERSE CONTROL PEDAL O . TRANSMISSION RELEASE LEVER WARNING The transmission release lever is located at the back of the tractor in the rear drawbar . This lever disconnects Check behind the tractor to be sure the area is the hydro transmission pump from the rear axle to al - clear of people , pets or obstacles . Use a slower low the unit to be pushed a short distance by hand . speed to maintain control of the tractor when To disengage the transmission , pull back on the lever traveling in reverse . until its locking flange is visible outside the drawbar , then lift the lever up into the slot and release . To re - en - The reverse control pedal is located in the right front gage the transmission , pull back on the lever , drop out running board rearward of the the brake and forward of the slot and release . control pedals . Press the pedal downward to move in P . FUSES reverse . The fuses are located under the hood between the in - L . LIFT HANDLE dicator lamps and the hour meter ( see Figure 6 ) . Fuses are installed to protect the tractor's electrical circuitry The lift handle is located in the left fender and is used and components from damage caused by excessive to raise and lower equipment used with the tractor . The amperage . equipment can be set in any of six positions by de - pressing the top button on the handle , moving the han - dle to the desired position , then releasing the button . It FUSES may be necessary to push or pull slightly on the handle to depress the button . There is a lift assist spring which reduces the effort needed to lift attachments . To adjust spring tension refer to ADJUSTMENTS in Section II1 . M . LIFT HEIGHT INDICATOR The lift height indicator is located in the left fender and indicates the height of the deck attachment when in - stalled . N . SEAT ADJUSTMENT LEVER The seat adjustment lever ( see Figure 5 ) is used to move the seat forward or rearward into one of five po - sitions . See ADJUSTING THE SEAT in Section II1 . Figure 6 11
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Q . SAFETY INTERLOCK SWITCHES HOOD AND SIDE PANELS The tractor hood is arranged to swing up and forward This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system for easy access to the engine compartment ( see Fig - for the protection of the operator . If the interlock sys - ure 8 ) . Whenever engine maintenance is required , the tem should ever malfunction , do not operate the trac - side panels can be removed . tor . Contact your authorized Cub Cadet Dealer . The safety interlock system prevents the engine from cranking or starting unless the brake pedal is fully de - pressed , and the PTO switch is in the " OFF " position . WARNING The safety interlock system will automatically shut off If the engine has been recently run , the engine , the engine if the operator leaves the seat before en - muffler and surrounding metal surfaces will be gaging the brake lock . hot and can cause burns to the skin . Allow the The safety interlock system will automatically shut off tractor to cool and use caution when removing the engine if the operator leaves the seat with the PTO the side panels . inthe " RUN " position , regardless of whether the brake lock is engaged . The PTO switch must be moved to the " OFF " position to restart the engine . To remove either the right or left side panel , refer to Figure 8 and proceed as follows : The safety interlock system will automatically shut off the PTO if the reverse control pedal is depressed with 1 , Engage the brake lock and raise the hood . the PTO in the " RUN " position . To re - engage the PTO , release the reverse control pedal , move the PTO 2 . Loosen , but do not remove , the rear wing nut and switch to the " OFF " position , then again pull the switch upper front wing nut . to the " RUN " position . , Grasp the side panel just behind the grille and pull FUEL TANK outward to release the side panel from the The fuel tank is located under the rear fender . The filler tapered bushings on the grille . cap is in the center / rear of the fender ( see Figure 7 ) . 4 , Slide the side panel forward and out of the groove in the dash panel . To install either the right or left side panel , refer to Fig - ure 8 and proceed as follows : 1 , Slide the rear of panel into the groove in the dash panel . 2 . Position the notch of the rear side panel tab on the threads of the bulkhead rod , between the bulkhead and wing nut . FUEL TANK , Press the slots of the front side panel flange onto FILLER CAP the tapered retainers , between the retainers and the grille . 4 , Tighten the rear and upper front wing nuts and Figure 7 close the hood . 12
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UPPER FRONT WING NUT j , " REAR WIN ( SIDE PANEL " RETAINER WITH TAPERED GUIDE GRILLE GROOVEIN DASH PANEL GRASP Figure 8 13
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SECTION II . OPERATION Gasohol ( up to 10 % ethyl alcohol , 90 % unleaded gasoline by volume ) is an approved fuel . Other WARNING gasoline / alcohol blends are not approved . Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether ( MTBE ) and unleaded RECEIVE INSTRUCTION Read the gasoline blends ( up to a maximum of 15 % MTBE operator's manual . Learn to operate this by volume ) are approved fuels . Other gasoline / machine SAFELY . Don't risk INJURY or ether blends are not approved . DEATH . 4 . Check the engine and transmission oil levels . 1 . Before starting the engine or beginning operation , be familiar with the controls . The 5 . Clean the air cleaner element if necessary . operator must be seated , the PTO switch in the " OFF " position and the brake pedal fully 6 . Check the tire inflation pressures . depressed . 7 . Adjust the seat for operator's maximum comfort , 2 . Keep all shields in place . Keep away from visibility and for maintaining complete control of moving parts . the tractor . 3 . NO RIDERS ! Keep all people and pets a , Remove the side panels and clean any safe distance away . Look behind to both accumulated grass and debris from the engine air sides before backing up . inlet screen . Also clean the dash air intake screen , 4 . DO NOT direct the mower discharge at grille and side panels to ensure adequate cooling . people . g , Refer to the various sections of the Owner's 5 . Avoid slopes . Tractors can be rolled over . Manual for additional information . 6 . Before leaving the operator's seat : Shut off the PTO , engage the brake pedal lock , shut off the engine and remove the ignition key . STARTING THE ENGINE Wait for all movement to stop before servicing or cleaning . 7 . Do not fill the fuel tank when the engine is WARNING running or while the engine is hot . Tighten the fuel cap securely . For personal safety , the operator must be sitting in the tractor seat when starting the engine . BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR 1 . Before you operate the tractor , study this manual carefully . It has been prepared to help you operate and maintain your tractor with utmost efficiency . WARNING 2 . Familiarize yourself with the operations of all the This unit is equipped with a safety inerlock instruments and controls . system designed for the protection of the , This engine is certified to operate on unleaded operator . Do not operate the tractor if any part gasoline . For best results , fill the fuel tank with only of the interlock system is malfunctioning . clean , fresh , unleaded gasoline with a pump Periodically check the functions of the interlock sticker octane rating of 87 or higher . In countries system for proper operation as described using the Research method , it should be 90 octane below : minimum . Unleaded gasoline is recommended because it • The safety interlock system prevents the en - leaves less combustion chamber deposits . gine from cranking or starting unless the Leaded gasoline may be used in areas where brake pedal is fully depressed and the PTO unleaded is not available and exhaust emissions clutch engagement switch is in the " OFF " po - are not regulated . Be aware however , that the sition . cylinder head may require more frequent service . 14
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• TRACTOR BREAK - INPROCEDURE The safety interlock system will automatical - ly shut off the engine if the operator leaves the seat before engaging the brake pedal lock . CAUTION • The safety interlock system will automatical - ly disengage the PTO if the reverse control Never operate a new engine immediately pedal is pressed down with the PTO in the under full load . Break it in carefully as shown in the table below . " RUN " position . To re - engage the PTO , re - lease the reverse control pedal , move the PTO switch into the " OFF " position and then engage the PTO while seated . Engine Throttleer Control Lev • The safety interlock system will automatical - Period Position Load ly shut off the tractor engine if the operator leaves the seat with the PTO in the " RUN " 1 / 2 314 Full position . 1st hour X None X Light drawbar load 1 , Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat . or 2nd hour X Mowing with tractor 2 . Pull choke control knob to full choke position . Less at slow groundspeed choking may be necessary due to variations in X Medium drawbar temperature , grade of fuel , etc . Little or no choking load 3rd throughr will be needed when the engine is warm . 12th hou or X Normal mowing 3 . Place the throttle midway between the " SLOW " and " FAST " position . 4 . Place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position . COLD WEATHER STARTING 5 . Fully depress the brake pedal . 6 . Turn the ignition key clockwise to the " START " position and release it as soon as the engine WARNING starts ; however , do not crank the engine continuously for more than 10 seconds at a time . If Engine exhaust gases are dangerous . Do not the engine does not start within this time , turn the run the engine in a confined area such as a key " OFF " and wait a minute to allow the engine's storage building any longer than is necessary . starter motor to cool , then try again . Immediately move the tractor outdoors . 7 . After the engine starts , slowly release the brake pedal . As the engine warms up , gradually push the choke control knob all the way in . Do not use the choke to enrich the fuel mixture , except as WARNING necessary to start the engine . For personal safety , the operator must be sitting STOPPING THE ENGINE in the tractor seat before starting the tractor . When starting the engine at temperatures near or below CAUTION freezing , ensure the correct viscosity motor oil is used in the engine and the battery is fully charged . Start the Remove the key from the ignition switch to prevent accidental starting or battery discharge engine as follows : if the equipment is left unattended . 1 . Pull the choke all the way out to full choke position . Place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position . Move the 2 . Move the throttle control lever to midway between throttle control lever midway between the " SLOW " and the " SLOW " and " FAST " position . " FAST " positions . Wait a moment to allow the engine speed to stabilize , then turn the ignition key to the 3 . Place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position . " OFF " position . Remove the key from the ignition 4 . Fully depress the brake pedal . switch . 15
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5 , Turn the ingnition key to the " START " position and hold until the engine starts ; however , do not crank CAUTION the engine continuously for more than 10 seconds at a time . Once the engine starts , gradually adjust Do not use the forward or reverse control the choke as needed to keep the engine running until pedals to change the direction of travel when warmed up , then push the choke control all the way the tractor is in motion . Use the brake pedal to in . bring the tractor to a stop before depressing either the forward or reverse control pedal . a . To move forward , slowly depress the forward I NOTE control pedal until the desired speed is If the engine fails to start after several attempts , achieved . the engine may become flooded . If this b . To move in reverse , check that the area happens , wait a minute to allow the starter behind is clear then fully depress the reverse motor to cool . Move the throttle control to the control pedal . " SLOW " position , push the choke in all the way and momentarily crank the engine to help clear 3 . Using the cruise control lever . the cylinders . With the throttle control in the " SLOW " position and the choke all the way in , turn the ignition key to the " START " position I NOTE while slowly pulling the choke out to a position The cruise control feature can only be operated that will allow the engine to start . Gradually in the forward direction . adjust the choke as needed to keep the engine running until warmed up , then push the choke a . Slowly depress the forward control pedal until control all the way in . the desired speed is achieved . b . Lightly push the cruise control lever downward DRIVING THE TRACTOR as far as possible and hold in this position . c . While continuing to hold the cruise lever down , lift your foot from the forward control pedal CAUTION ( you should feel the cruise latch engage ) . Avoid sudden starts , excessive speed and d . If properly engaged , the cruise lever and sudden stops . forward control pedal should lock in the down position , and the tractor will maintain the same forward speed . CAUTION e . Disengage the cruise control using one of the Do not leave the seat of the tractor without following methods : disengaging the PTO , depressing the brake • Depress the brake pedal to disengage the pedal and engaging the brake pedal lock . If cruise control and stop the tractor . leaving the tractor unattended , also turn the • Lightly depress the forward control pedal . ignition key off and remove the key . • Lift the cruise control lever upward . I NOTE I NOTE When using power take - off operated Although not recommended , depressing the equipment , best performance is achieved with reverse pedal will also disengage the cruise the throttle lever in the " FAST " position . control . 1 , Depress the brake pedal to release the brake pedal lock and let the pedal up . Move the throttle lever to To change to the reverse direction when the position where the engine operates best for the operating with cruise control , depress the load to be handled . brake pedal to disengage the cruise control and stop the tractor ; then depress the reverse 2 . Driving with forward or reverse pedals . control pedal . 16
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DRIVING ON SLOPES 1 . Start and run the engine a few minutes to warm up . Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 57 to help 2 . With the mowing deck , snow thrower , etc . installed determine slopes where you may not operate safely . and the engine running at approximately 50 % throttle , engage and disengage the clutch at ten second intervals ( ten seconds ON - ten seconds WARNING OFF ) five times . The engine choke may have to be pulled out slightly to accomplish this . Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess 3 . Increase the engine speed to 75 % throttle and of 15 degrees ( a rise of approximately 2 - 1 / 2 feet again engage and disengage the PTO clutch at ten every 10 feet ) . The tractor could overturn and second intervals five times . cause serious injury . 4 , Make certain the PTO is disengaged and stop the engine . WARNING Operate the PTO clutch as follows : Operate the tractor up and down slopes , never 1 . Move the throttle control lever to approximately the across slopes . Always drive up or down the face mid throttle position . of a slope . Do not drive so that the tractor may 2 . Pull the PTO switch to the " RUN " position . tip over sideways . 3 . Advance the throttle lever to the operating speed Before operating the tractor on any slope , walk the ( full engine speed ) . slope to look for possible hazards such as rocks . 4 . The operator must remain in the tractor seat at all mounds , ruts , stumps or other surface irregularities times . If the operator should leave the seat without which could cause the tractor to be upset . turning off the power take - off switch , the tractor's Back the tractor with implement up the steepest portion engine will shut off . of each slope you intend to work . If the tractor cannot 5 . The PTO clutch cannot be operated when the negotiate the slope in reverse , the slope is too steep to tractor is driving in the reverse direction . The PTO be worked . switch must inthe " OFF " position when the reverse Avoid turns when driving on a slope . If a turn must be control pedal is depressed , or the PTO clutch will made , turn down the slope . Turning up a slope greatly automatically disengage . To re - engage the PTO increases the chance of a roll over . clutch , release the reverse control pedal , move the PTO switch to the " OFF " position , then again pull Avoid stopping when driving up a slope . If it is the switch to the " RUN " position . necessary to stop while driving up a slope , start up smoothly and carefully to reduce the possibility of DRAWBAR flipping the tractor over backward . Drawbar type equipment must be hitched to the tractor STOPPING THE TRACTOR only at the hitch hole inthe drawbar ( See Figure 9 ) . AUTION Always engage the brake pedal lock , push the PTO switch to the " OFF " position , lower the equipment and shut off the engine before dismounting . Never try to start the engine while standing on the ground . Fully depress the brake pedal to bring the tractor to a complete stop ( and disengage the cruise control ) , engage the brake pedal lock , disengage the PTO , turn the ignition switch to " OFF ' " and remove the key from the switch before dismounting . DRAWBAR HITCH HOLE OPERATING THE POWER TAKE - OFF ( PTO ) CLUTCH Before operating the new clutch under load ( mowing Figure 9 grass , etc . ) , perform the following break - in procedure : 17
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SECTION II1 . ADJUSTMENTS This section contains adjustment information for the 2 . Release the brake pedal lock . If the tractor cannot Model 2186 tractor . Adjustment information for the 44 - be pushed forward or rearward , the braking force inch deck is located in Section V - Mower Deck must be decreased . beginning on page 33 . To adjust the braking force , refer to Figure 11 and proceed as follows : ADJUSTING THE SEAT 1 . Place the tractor on a level surface with the brake pedal lock disengaged . Stop the tractor engine and remove the ignition key . WARNING 2 , While working from the underside of the tractor , Do not adjust the seat when the tractor is facing the threaded end of the rod , remove the moving . Adjusting the seat while the tractor is hairpin cotter from the brake rod adjustment moving could cause the operator to lose control ferrule . Remove the ferrule from the brake cam . of the tractor . To increase the braking force - - Before starting the tractor , adjust the seat forward or Turn the ferrule clockwise ( inward ) one full rearward to the most comfortable driving position . To turn at a time until the ferrule can be inserted reposition the seat , move the seat adjustment lever into the brake cam while applying a minimal ( see Figure 10 ) upward and slide the seat forward or tension on the spring . rearward . Release the adjustment lever when the seat is comfortably positioned . Gently rock the seat forward To decrease the braking force - - and rearward once to be sure the seat is locked in Turn the ferrule counterclockwise ( outward ) place . one full turn at a time until the ferrule can be inserted into the brake cam while applying a minimal tension on the spring . , Turn the ferrule counterclockwise ( outward ) one full turn to release the slight spring tension , then insert the ferrule into the brake cam and secure with the hairpin cotter . BRAKE ADJUSTMENT CAM FERRULE HAIRPIN Co3 - rER LEVER BRAKE ROD Figure 10 SPRING ADJUSTING THE BRAKES During normal operation of this tractor , the brakes are subject to wear and will need periodic examination and adjustment . To check the brake adjustment , position the tractor on a firm and level surface . Stop the tractor engine and Figure 11 . Viewed from top ( fender off ) . remove the ignition key . Pull and lock the transmission release lever in the " TRANSMISSION RELEASED " position . Perform the following checks : Recheck the brake adjustment to ensure proper brake operation before operating the tractor . If brake rod 1 . Engage the brake pedal lock . If the tractor can be adjustment does not correct the problem , see your pushed forward or rearward , the braking force authorized Cub Cadet dealer . must be increased . 18
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WHEEL ALIGNMENT 5 , Manually move each wheel to achieve the required toe - in and equal D measurements . The front wheels should toe - in approximately 1 / 8 to 6 . 1 / 4 inch , as measured across dimensions A and B Loosen the jam nuts from the ball joints ( See shown in Figure 12 . Figure 13 ) . HEX PERPENDICULAR LOWER BALL JOINT LOCK TO FRAME STEERING ARM JAM NUT TIE ROD 9 A - I L / I ' I = \ D I L _ ' , STEERING \ _ I " B . ] { 1 / 8 " TO 1 / 4 " LESS THAN A ) ARM Figure 12 . Viewed from beneath the tractor . Figure 13 7 , Making sure not to move the lower steering arm or FRONT WHEEL ADJUSTMENT either wheel , turn the ball joint in or out on each tie rod as necessary to align with the hole in each steering arm . WARNING , Reinstall the ball joints in the steering arms and Place the tractor on a firm and level surface . secure with the hex lock nuts . Tighten the jam nuts against the ball joints . To adjust the toe - in , disconnect the front ball joints from the steering arms by removing the hex lock nuts PIVOT BAR ADJUSTMENT ( Refer to Figure 13 ) and proceed as follows : 1 . Check the lower steering arm to ensure it is perpendicular to the tractor frame ( See Figure 12 ) . CAUTION 2 . Place a mark at the same spot on both front The tractor should be checked every 50 hours wheels ; preferably the inner bead flange of the of operation for play between the frame axle wheel rims . channel and the pivot axle . , Rotate the wheels to position the marks at the front horizontal diameter of the wheels , then measure Check and adjust the pivot axle as follows : the distance between the marks and the bottom 1 . Raise the front ot the tractor and set it on jack edges of the tractor frame channels ( See stands , so the front wheels are suspended above measurement D in Figure 12 ) . These two the ground . measurements should be equal . 4 , Rotate the marks to the rear horizontal diameter and measure the distance between the marks and CAUTION the frame ( See measurement C in Figure 12 ) . For safety , block the rear wheels to prevent the Measurement D should be approximately 1 / 16 to 1 / 8 inch less than measurement C on each side of tractor from rolling and tipping or sliding the jack stands . the tractor . 19
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2 . Pivot the ends of the axle up and down to check for binding . If the axle is binding , loosen the lock nuts WARNING ( See Figure 14 ) until binding is eliminated . Place the tractor on a firm and level surface and chock the front wheels before raising the rear PIVOT AXLE ADJUSTMENT BOLTS wheels from the ground . Use jack stands to support the rear of the tractor when raised . 2 , Raise the rear of the tractor , so that the rear tires are at least one inch above the surface , and set it on LOCK jack stands . Make certain the jack stands are posi - NUT " _ tioned to balance the tractor and prevent tipping . WARNING The operator presence safety circuit will stop the engine if the seat is empty when the brake pedal is released . If an assistant is seated when FRAME AXLE adjusting the neutral setting , use extreme CHANNEL caution to prevent the tractor from tipping or rolling . Similar precautions should be taken with any other method of over - riding the safety circuit , such as placing a weight in the seat . SECTION A - A Never operate the tractor with the safety circuit disabled . Figure 14 , Carefully start the tractor engine and release the parking brake . Observe both rear wheels for rotation in either direction . , Grasping the ends of the pivot axle , attempt to 4 , If wheel rotation is observed , adjust the neutral move each end of the axle forward and rearward setting as follows : to check for side play between the axle and frame channel . If play is present , gradually tighten the a . Disconnect the rear control rod from the lock nuts until play is minimized . control arm by removing the hairpin cotter from the pivot sleeve ( Refer to Figure 15 ) . 4 , Repeat steps 2 and 3 until minimum play without b . If wheel rotation stops when the rod is binding is achieved . disconnected , check and readjust the control 5 . Raise the front of the tractor , remove the jack rod per the instructions below . stands , and lower the tractor to the ground . c . If wheel rotation continues , loosen the Iocknut Remove the blocks from the rear wheels . securing the hex cap screw and centering spacer to the neutral bracket ( See Figure 15 ) . d . If the rotation is in the forward direction , slide HYDROSTATIC NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT the centering spacer rearward until the wheels just begin to rotate in the reverse direction . The following adjustments will be necessary if the Then slowly slide the spacer slightly forward tractor creeps forward or rearward when neither the until wheel rotation stops . forward nor reverse pedals are depressed . e . If the rotation is in the reverse direction , slowly Checking the Transmission Neutral Setting slide the centering spacer slightly forward until rotation stops . To check and adjust the transmission neutral setting , f . Carefully tighten the hex cap screw and proceed as follows : Iocknut , making certain the centering spacer 1 . Drive the tractor for approximately 5 - 10 minutes to does not move . warm up the transmission , then stop the engine Stop the engine and engage the parking g , and engage the parking brake . brake . 20
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! t 2 1 1 . Front Control Rod 2 . Rear Control Rod 3 . Hex Tap Screw CONTROL 4 . Pivot Sleeve CAM 5 . Neutral Arm 6 . Control Arm 7 . Hex Cap Screw 8 . Centering Spacer 9 . Neutral Bracket 10 . Hairpin Cotter ( Not Shown ) 8 9 Figure 15 . ADJUSTING LIFT ASSIST SPRING TENSION Adjusting the Control Rod The effort required to operate the implement lift handle Adjust the control rod ( See Figure 15 ) as follows : can be varied by loosening or tightening the lift assist spring adjusting bolt ( See Figure 16 ) . The bolt can be accessed from the rear of the tractor , inside the left rear wheel . Turning the adjusting bolt clockwise will I NOTE decrease the manual effort required for lifting The brake pedal lock MUST be engaged to attachments ; turning counterclockwise will increase properly adjust the control rod . the effort needed to lift the attachment . LIFT ASSIST 1 , Loosen , but do not remove , the hex tap screws SPRING that fasten the front and rear control rods together . 2 . While making certain to not move the front control rod , control cam or control arm ( See Figure 15 ) , slide the rear control rod in the direction necessary to directly align the pin of the pivot sleeve with the lower hole of the control arm . © , Insert the pivot sleeve pin into the control arm and secure with the hairpin cotter , then tighten the hex tap screws . Make sure to maintain the adjusted position of the control rods when tightening the ADJUSTING screws . BOLT 4 , Raise the rear of the tractor , remove the jack Figure 16 stands and lower the tractor . 21
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CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS 2 , Idle Speed Setting : Place the throttle control into the " idle " or " slow " position . Set the low idle speed to 1200 rpm ( _ + 75 rpm ) by turning the low idle WARNING speed adjusting screw in or out . Check the speed using a tachometer ( See Figure 17 ) . When making adjustments to the carburetor while the engine is running , disengage the PTO clutch and engage the brake pedal lock . Keep NOTE : AIR CLEANER COVER MUST clear of all moving parts and be careful of all hot BE REMOVED TO ADJUST surfaces . CARBURETOR IDLE SPEED WARNING Carbon monoxide fumes can be fatal ! Do not make any adjustments to the carburetor in a confined area such as a storage building . Move the tractor outside into the air . The carburetor is adjusted at the factory and under normal operating conditions it will not require readjusting . The high idle is set at the factory and cannot be adjusted . If the engine does not operate properly and the problem appears to be fuel system related , check the following areas before adjusting the ADJUSTING SCREW IDLE FUEL ADJUSTING carburetor : Refer to MAINTENANCE section . AND SPRING NEEDLE AND SPRING • Check for fuel in fuel tank • Check fuel cap vent for blockage Figure 17 • Check fuel line for pinched or obstructed areas • Check for fuel filter blockage • Check for a clogged air filter NOTE If , however , the engine is hard - starting or runs roughly The recommended low idle speed for the en - or stalls at low idle speed , it may be necessary to gine is 1200 rpm . To ensure best results when adjust or service the carburetor . Minor carburetor setting the low idle fuel needle , the low idle adjustment may also be needed to compensate for speed must not exceed 1200 rpm ( _ + 75 rpm ) . differences in fuel , temperature or altitude . The air filter element and element cover must be CAUTION assembled to the carburetor when running the engine . The tip of the low idle fuel adjusting needle is Adjust the carburetor idle fuel mixture in the order tapered to critical dimensions . Damage to the stated as follows ( Refer to Figure 17 ) : needle and the seat in the carburetor body will result if the needle is forced . I NOTE , Low Idle Fuel Needle Setting : Place the throttle Carburetor adjustments should be made only into the " idle " or " slow " position . Turn the low idle after the engine has warmed up . fuel adjusting needle in slowly until the engine speed decreases , and then back out approximately 1 , Start the engine and run at half throttle for 5 to 10 3 / 4 turn to obtain the best low speed performance . minutes to warm up . The engine must be warm before making the final settings . Check that the 4 , Recheck the idle speed using a tachometer . throttle and choke plates can fully open . Readjust the speed as necessary . 22
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SECTION IV . MAINTENANCE ENGINE MAINTENANCE • Never operate the engine with the oil level below the " L " mark or above the " F " mark on the dipstick . Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the emission control devices and systems , which are being done at the customer's expense , may be performed by any I NOTE engine repair establishment or individual . Warranty repairs must be performed by an authorized Kohler Check the oil level only while the engine is service outlet . stopped and the tractor is level . ENGINE OIL The engine - crankcase is filled with ship - away oil . This CAUTION oil may be used for the first 5 hours of engine operation at temperatures between 0 ° and 9O ° F . If temperatures The oil level should be checked every hour are not within this range , drain the oil from the oil filter during the first 5 hours of operation and prior to and crankcase and replace with new oil as specified in every use thereafter . the LUBRICATION TABLE . To aid starting , the selection of crankcase lubricating oils should be based on the lowest anticipated temperatures until the next scheduled oil change . OIL LEVEL For oil change intervals of 100 hours , the following oils DIPSTICK are recommended . Ambient Temperature Viscosity ( Grade SG / SH ) + 32 ° F and Above - - Cub Cadet Engine Oil S . A . E . 10W30 or S . A . E . 10W40 / Below + 32 ° F - - Cub Cadet Engine Oil S . A . E . 5W20 or S . A . E . 5W30 " OIL FILLER * Synthetic Engine Oil S . A . E . 5W20 or S . A . E . 5W30 is CAP acceptable , up to 40 ° F . CHECKING THE OIL LEVEL Regularly checking and maintaining the engine oil level in the crankcase cannot be overemphasized . Close monitoring of the oil level during the first 10 hours of operation is especially important . Referring to Figure 18 , check the oil level BEFORE EACH USE as follows : • The engine must be cool so the oil has had time to drain into the sump of the crankcase . • Clean the area around the oil level dipstick to pre - vent debris from entering the crankcase . • Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean . Insert the dipstick into the tube and press all the way down . • Remove the dipstick and check the oil level . • Always keep the oil level at or near the " F " mark on the dipstick . If the oil is low , add oil of the proper type up to the " F " mark . Always check the oil level Figure 18 with the dipstick before adding more oil . 23
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ADDING OIL WARNING CAUTION If the tractor has recently been operated , the engine and surrounding areas may be hot . Use Never overfill the engine crankcase . The engine caution not to burn yourself when removing the may overheat and / or damage may result if the side panels , draining the oil from the crankcase , crankcase is below the " LOW " mark or over the and changing the oil filter . " FULL " mark on the dipstick . I NOTE I NOTE The oil filter should be changed at every oil For best results , fill to the " FULL " mark on the change interval . The filters can be obtained dipstick as opposed to adding a given quantity through your Cub Cadet dealer under part of oil . Always check the level on the dipstick number KH - 12 - 050 - 08 . before adding more oil . Refer to the MAINTENANCE CHART and the Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information LUBRICATION TABLE for information regarding the regarding the proper type of oil to add to the crankcase . frequency of required oil changes and the quantity and type of oil needed . 1 . Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the brake pedal lock . Stop the tractor engine and The oil filter is located behind the left side panel and is remove the ignition key . mounted on the engine ( See Figure 19 ) . 2 . Clean the area around the oil level dipstick , dipstick tube , and the oil filler cap to prevent debris OIL from entering the crankcase . FILTER , Remove the oil filler cap from the left valve cover and SLOWLY pour in oil . Fill the crankcase until the oil level reaches the " FULL " mark on the dipstick ( Refer to Figure 18 ) . 4 . Reinstall the oil filler cap by screwing it securely into the valve cover . * _ _ PLASTIC CAUTION The oil filler cap MUST BE TIGHTENED FLEXIBLE SECURELY INTO THE VALVE COVER AT ALL TIMES WHEN THE ENGINE IS OPERATING . Severe engine damage could result from failure to do so . _ L DRAIN VALVE DRAINING OIL AND REPLACING OIL FILTER Figure 19 I NOTE Run the engine for a few minutes to allow the oil in the crankcase to warm up . Warm oil will flow more freely The engine oil should be changed after the first and carry away more of the engine sediment which 5 hours of operation . Then oil should be may have settled at the bottom of the crankcase . Use changed after every 100 hours of operation . care to avoid burns from hot oil . 24
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FILLING THE CRANKCASE Whiletheengineoiliswarm , proceedasfollows : I NOTE CAUTION A 12 inch length of flexible tubing is supplied in the owner's manual package and should be Never overfill the engine crankcase . The engine used to drain the engine oil . may overheat and / or damage may result if the crankcase is below the " LOW " mark or over the 1 . Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the " FULL " mark on the dipstick . brake pedal lock . Stop the tractor engine and remove the ignition key . 2 . Clean around the base of the oil filter , oil level I NOTE dipstick , dipstick tube , and the oil filler cap to For best results , fill to the " FULL " mark on the prevent debris from entering the crankcase . dipstick as opposed to adding a given quantity , Unseat the plastic dust cap from the engine oil of oil . Always check the level on the dipstick drain valve . To prevent loss of the cap , do not before adding more oil . remove the cap's retaining ring from the drain valve ( Refer to Figure 19 ) . Remove the dipstick Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information and oil fill cap . regarding the oil capacity and the proper type of oil to 4 , pour into the crankcase . Attach the flexible tubing ( supplied in owner's manual package ) to the drain valve . Place an 1 , Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the appropriate container below the open end of the brake pedal lock . Stop the tractor engine and tubing to collect the old oil . remove the ignition key . 5 . To open the drain valve , push it slightly inward and 2 , Clean around the oil level dipstick , dipstick tube , turn it counterclockwise until it stops , then pull it and the oil filler cap to prevent debris from entering outward . the crankcase . 6 . Remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise , Remove the oil filler cap from the left valve cover using an automotive type filter wrench to loosen . and SLOWLY pour in oil . The oil capacity is 7 , Allow the old oil to completely drain from the approximately 4 pints . Fill the crankcase until the engine crankcase into the container below . To oil level reaches the " FULL " mark on the dipstick close the drain valve , push it inward , turn ( Refer to Figure 18 ) . clockwise until it stops and then release it . 4 , Reinstall the oil filler cap by screwing it securely 8 . Remove the flexible tubing from the drain valve . into the valve cover . Clean the tubing and store in a safe place for future use . 9 . Clean the drain valve and push the plastic dust cap NOTE onto the valve . The oil filler cap MUST BE TIGHTENED 10 . To assure a continuous flow of oil to all critical SECURELY INTO THE VALVE COVER AT lubrication points within the engine , pour some ALL TIMES WHEN THE ENGINE IS new oil into the treaded center hole of the filter and OPERATING . Severe engine damage could allow time for the oil to be absorbed into the filter result from failure to do so . material . 11 . Apply a light coating of clean oil on the gasket of 5 , Start the tractor engine and allow it to run for 30 the new oil filter . Thread the filter on by hand until seconds , then stop the engine and remove the the gasket contacts the oil filter adapter , then ignition key . tighten the filter an additional 1 / 2 turn . , Check the oil level and add oil if necessary . DO Refer to FILLING THE CRANKCASE and to the NOT OVERFILL THE ENGINE CRANKCASE . LUBRICATION TABLE and refill the crankcase with 7 . Check the oil filter and drain valve for leaks . the quantity and type of oil specified . 25
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CHECKING TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information regarding the proper type of oil to add to the transmission case . I NOTE 1 . Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the brake pedal lock . Stop the tractor engine and Check the oil level only while the engine is remove the ignition key . stopped and the tractor is level . 2 . Clean the area around the oil fill plug / dipstick to Check the oil level of the transmission case before prevent debris from entering the transmission each use to see that it is filled to the correct level . case . Before checking the transmission oil level , clean the , Remove the oil fill plug / dipstick from the oil fill port area around the oil fill plug / dipstick to prevent debris and SLOWLY pour oil into the oil fill port . Fill the from entering the transmission case . Always keep the transmission case until the oil level reaches the oil level between the " FULL " and the " ADD " marks on " FULL " mark on the dipstick ( Refer to Figure 20 ) . the dipstick ( See Figure 20 ) . When checking the oil level , the dipstick must be withdrawn and wiped clean , 4 . Reinstall the oil fill plug / dipstick securely into the then inserted all the way before being withdrawn for a oil fill port . true reading . CAUTION OPERATING The oil fill plug / dipstick MUST BE INSTALLED RANGE SECURELY INTO THE FILL PORT AT ALL TIMES WHEN THE ENGINE IS OPERATING . HYDROSTATIC DRIVE OIL FILTER TRANSMISSION CAUTION Never overfill the transmission case . Damage may result if the oil level in the transmission case is below the " ADD " mark or over the " FULL " mark of the dipstick . Figure 20 I NOTE For best results , fill to the " FULL " mark on the ADDING TRANSMISSION OIL dipstick as opposed to adding a given quantity of oil . Always check the level on the dipstick before adding more oil . CAUTION Refer to the MAINTENANCE CHART for information Never overfill the transmission case . Damage regarding the frequency of the hydrostatic may result if the oil level in the transmission transmission oil filter replacement . The filter can be case is below the " ADD " mark or over the obtained through your Cub Cadet dealer under the part " FULL " mark of the dipstick . number 923 - 3014 . Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information regarding the oil capacity and the proper type of oil to I NOTE pour into the transmission case . For best results , fill to the " FULL " mark on the 1 . Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the dipstick as opposed to adding a given quantity brake pedal lock . Stop the tractor engine and of oil . Always check the level on the dipstick remove the ignition key . before adding more oil . 26
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2 , Clean the area around the transmission drain plug to prevent debris from entering the transmission case . Remove the drain plug and allow the transmission oil to drain into a clean container having a capacity of more than 6 quarts . Reinstall the drain plug ( Refer to Figure 21 ) . AUTION If the transmission oil is to be re - used , cover the 1 container holding the drained oil to prevent contamination . Contaminated transmission oil can damage the hydro transmission . TRANSMISSION OIL FILTER Figure 22 7 , Reinstall the oil fill plug / dipstick securely into the oil fill port . © © 8 . Start the engine and allow it to run for a few minutes . Shut the engine off , then check for leaks and re - check the oil level in the transmission case . CAUTION The oil fill plug / dipstick MUST BE INSTALLED SECURELY INTO THE FILL PORT AT ALL TIMES WHEN THE ENGINE IS OPERATING . TRANSMISSION DRAIN PLUG AIR CLEANER Check the air cleaner daily or before starting the Figure 21 engine . Check for loose or damaged components and check the condition of the filter element . Remove any , Clean around the base of the transmission oil filter buildup of dirt and debris inthe air cleaner housing . and remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise ( Refer to Figure 22 ) . NOTE 4 , Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to the gasket of the new filter . Install the filter by turning Operating the engine with loose or damaged air it clockwise , by hand , until the gasket contacts the cleaner components will allow unfiltered air into filter base on the transmission housing ; then the carburetor ; causing extensive wear and tighten the filter an additional 1 / 2 turn . eventual failure of the engine . 5 , Clean the area around the transmission oil fill Servicing the Precleaner plug / dipstick to prevent debris from entering the Wash and re - oil the foam precleaner at 1 month transmission case . intervals or after every 10 hours of operation ( more , often under extremely dusty or dirty conditions ) , Remove the oil fill plug / dipstick from the oil fill port whichever occurs first . and SLOWLY pour oil into the oil fill port . Fill the transmission case until the oil level reaches the 1 . Unfasten the air cleaner cover retaining knob and " FULL " mark on the dipstick ( Refer to Figure 20 ) . remove the air cleaner cover ( See Figure 23 ) . 27
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1 . Unfasten the air cleaner cover retaining knob and remove the air cleaner cover ( See Figure 23 ) . 2 . Remove the foam precleaner by sliding it up off the paper element ( See Figure 23 ) . 3 . Remove the wing nut and element cover plate , then lift out the paper air filter element . 4 , Do not wash the paper element or use pressurized air , as this will damage the element . Replace a dirty , bent or damaged element . Handle new elements carefully ; do not use if the sealing surfaces are bent or damaged . 5 , When servicing the air cleaner , check the air cleaner base . Make sure it is secured and not bent or damaged . Also check the element cover for damage or improper fit . Replace all damaged air cleaner components . 6 . Inspect the rubber grommet ( See Figure 23 ) for deterioration , cracks , and for a snug fit on the air cleaner stud . Replace if damaged or worn . 7 , Reinstall the paper element , foam precleaner , element cover , wing nut and air cleaner cover . Make certain the cover retaining knob is tightened securely . 1 . Air Cleaner Cover 5 . Paper Element 6 . Foam Precleaner 2 . Wing Nut Properly cleaned and installed air cleaner elements 3 . Element Cover 7 . Air Cleaner Base significantly contribute to prolonging engine life . 4 . Rubber Grommet CLEANING ENGINE Figure 23 . Air Cleaner Assembly This tractor has an air - cooled engine . Air must be able to circulate freely through the flywheel screen , blower 2 , Remove the foam precleaner by sliding it up off the housing , and cooling shrouds , and over the cooling fins paper element ( See Figure 23 ) . of the cylinder head and cylinder block . Regularly check these areas for accumulated dirt and debris to 3 . Wash the precleaner in warm water with prevent engine overheating and possibly causing detergent . Rinse the precleaner thoroughly until all extensive engine damage . Every 100 hours of traces of the detergent are eliminated . Squeeze operation , remove the blower housing and cooling out ( do not wring ) excess water in a dry cloth . shrouds to clean the cooling surfaces of the engine . Allow the precleaner to air dry . Make sure the cooling shrouds are reinstalled . 4 , Saturate the foam precleaner with new engine oil . Regularly clean the outside and inside of the side Squeeze out all excess oil . panel screens , the dash intake screen and the grille to 5 . Reinstall the foam precleaner over the paper ensure adequate air flow for cooling the engine . element . 6 . Reinstall the air cleaner cover and secure with the NOTE retaining knob . This machine is designed to cool properly with the side panels in place . Operating without the Servicing the Paper Element panels could cause premature accumulation of Inspect the paper element before each use . Every 100 dirt and debris on the engine , resulting in hours of operation ( more often under extremely dusty inadequate cooling . or dirty conditions ) replace the element . 28
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SPARK PLUG HEADLIGHTS Refer to SPECIFICATIONS when replacement of head lamp bulbs is necessary . WARNING To avoid possible injury , be sure the engine is WARNING off and has cooled before making any adjustments or repairs . Allow the engine and surrounding surfaces to cool before changing the head lamp bulbs . Replace headlight bulbs as follows : ( See Figure 25 ) I NOTE 1 . Unplug the wire harness leads from the headlight Remove all dirt from around the spark plug socket terminals . Note which wire connects to before removing . each terminal before disconnecting . 2 , Rotate the socket assembly as follows to remove To remove the spark plugs , always use a spark plug from the reflector housing : wrench . Check the gap after every 100 hours of • Left headlight - - appoximately 1 / 4 turn counter - operation . clockwise . • Right headlight - - approximately 1 / 4 turn clock - Replace a defective plug with a new plug . Set the wise . spark plug gap at . 030 inch ( See Figure 24 ) . Tighten , Push the bulb inward and turn counterclockwise to the plug to 18 - 22 ft - lbs . See your authorized dealer for remove from the socket . the correct replacement plug . TERMINAL SOCKET TAB • OCKET REFLECTOR / ; _ lll [ _ REFLECTOR " ° TOR . OOS , NG Figure 24 Figure 25 4 , Align a locking post of the bulb base with the notch FUEL FILTER in the socket , then push the bulb inward and turn clockwise to lock 8 , WARNING With the terminals pointing upward , align the tab of the socket with the notch of the reflector . Push the Do not replace the fuel filter when engine is hot . socket inward and turn as follows to lock : • Left headlight - - appoximately 1 / 4 turn clock - wise . The engine is equipped with an inline fuel filter . • Right headlight - - approximately 1 / 4 turn coun - Visually inspect the filter periodically for a build - up of terclockwise . residue inside the filter body , and for a dirty element , which can be indicated by discoloration . Replace the Connect the wire harness leads to the appropriate socket terminals . fuel filter when dirty . 29
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FUSES MAINTENANCE OF BATTERY Always use the same capacity fuse for replacement . The tractor is shipped with a wet battery - - the battery Refer to SPECIFICATIONS . If the electrical system acid has already been added and the battery sealed . does not function , check the fuses . Although the battery is maintenance free , the following care should be taken when handling the battery and to To replace a fuse , pull the old fuse from the fuse holder assure its proper life cycle . and install the new fuse . 1 , Spray the terminals and exposed wire with a GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION battery terminal sealer , or coat the terminals with a thin coat of grease or petroleum jelly , to protect against corrosion . WARNING 2 , The battery should be kept clean . Any deposits of acid should be neutralized with baking soda and a , Battery acid must be handled with great care , water . Be careful not to get this solution in the as contact with it can burn and blister the skin . cells . It is advisable to wear protective clothing ( goggles , rubber gloves and apron ) when 3 . Avoid tipping the battery . Even a " sealed " battery working with acid . will leak electrolyte when tipped . b , Should battery acid accidentally splatter into the eyes or onto the skin , rinse the affected STORAGE OF THE BATTERY area immediately with clean cold water . If there is any further discomfort , seek prompt 1 . When storing the tractor for extended periods , medical attention . disconnect the battery cables . Removing the c , battery from the unit is recommended . If acid spills on clothing , first dilute it with clean water , then neutralize with a solution of 2 . All batteries discharge during storage . Keep the ammonia ! water or baking soda / water . exterior of the battery clean , especially the top . A d , Since battery acid is corrosive , do not pour it dirty battery will discharge itself more rapidly . into any sink or drain . Before discarding an empty electrolyte container , rinse it thoroughly 3 . The battery must be stored with a full charge . A with a neutralizing solution . discharged battery will freeze at a higher temperature . e , NEVER connect ( or disconnect ) battery charger clips to the battery while the charger is Specific Gravity Freezing Point turned on , as it can cause sparks . 1.265 - 71 ° F Keep all sources of ignition ( cigarettes , matches , lighters ) away from the battery . The 1.250 - 62 ° F hydrogen gas generated during charging can 1.200 - 16 ° F be combustible . 1.150 5 ° F As a further precaution , only charge the g , battery in a well ventilated area . 1.100 16 ° F Always shield eyes and protect skin and clothing when working near batteries . COMMON CAUSES FOR BATTERY FAILURE 1 . Overcharging DANGER 2 . Undercharging BATTERIES CONTAIN SULFURIC ACID AND 3 . Loose and / or corroded connections MAY EMIT EXPLOSIVE GASES . USE 4 . Excessive loads EXTREME CAUTION WHEN HANDLING BATTERIES . 5 . Freezing of electrolyte * These causes do not constitute warranty in KEEP BATTERIES OUT OF THE REACH OF the event of a battery failure . CHILDREN . 3O
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BATTERY REMOVAL OR INSTALLATION 5 . Lift the battery upward and remove from the left side of the tractor . WARNING When removing the battery , disconnect the battery cables in the following order to avoid STRAP arcing and the resulting sparks : Battery Removal : 1 . Disconnect the Negative cable . 2 . Disconnect the Positive cable . Battery Installation : 1 . Connect the Positive cable . MOUNTING ROD 2 . Connect the Negative cable . To replace the battery , proceed as follows : 1 . Remove the negative cable from the negative terminal of the battery , then remove the positive cable from the positive terminal . 2 , Remove the wing nut securing the mounting rod to Figure 27 the bulkhead mounting bracket ( Refer to Figure 26 ) and pull the rod downward from the bulkhead 6 . Install the new battery from the left side of the bracket . tractor and lower into the battery tray . 7 . Stretch the battery holddown strap downward across the front of the battery and hook to the tab below the battery tray . WING 8 . Rotate the mounting rod downward and insert through the bottom of the hole in the bulkhead mounting bracket ( See Figure 26 ) . 9 . Install the wing nut onto the mounting rod , but do not tighten until after the side panels are installed . 10 . Connect the positive cable to the positive terminal of the battery , then connect the negative cable to the negative terminal . JUMP STARTING WARNING MOUNTING ROD Failure to use this jump starting procedure could cause sparking , which could result in an Figure 26 explosion of either battery . 1 , , Attach the first jumper cable from the positive Rotate the mounting rod fully upward toward the terminal of the good battery to the positive terminal dash panel to provide clearance for battery of the dead battery . removal ( See Figure 27 ) . 2 , 4 , Attach the second jumper cable from the negative Pull downward on the bottom of the battery terminal of the good battery to the FRAME OF THE holddown strap to release it from the tab beneath UNIT WITH THE DEAD BATTERY . the battery tray . 31
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TIRES MOUNTING TIRES ON THE RIM Keep the pneumatic tires properly inflated . Over - inflationwill cause operator discomfort . Under - inflation WARNING will cause short tire life . Do not mount a tire unless you have the proper Improperly inflated tires will also affect the leveling of equipment . Do not inflate the tire above the the mower deck and quality of cut . recommended pressure . Do not stand over the tire assembly when inflating . Accidental over Inflate the front and rear tires as shown in the following table : inflation could cause an explosive separation of the tire and rim , which could result in serious Tire SizePounds per Square Inch injury of death . Front Tires After mounting a new or old tire on the rim , inflate it to 16 x 6.5 - 8 14 20 pounds ( maximum ) pressure to seat the tire bead on the rim flange . Then deflate the tire to the corrrect Rear Tires operating pressure . 23 x 9.5 - 12 10 Always ensure that the tire valve caps are in place and NOTE tightened securely to prevent loss of air and to protect After the first 10 hours of operation , check and the valve core and stem . retorque the rear wheel lug nuts ( both sides ) to 35 ft - lbs to make sure they are seated in the rim Do not overload the tractor tires by mounting and are properly tightened . equipment on the tractor which exceeds the load capacity of the size of the tires on the tractor . 32
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SECTION V . MOWER DECK This section contains adjustment , removal , installation , and maintenance information for the 44 - inch mower SPRING _ " _ - - - _ deck . Instructions for installation and removal of the LIFT ASSIST _ optional mulching plug are located at the end of this section . A . ATTACH LIFT ASSIST SPRING _ < . DECK BRACKET I NOTE The following step 1 applies only if the lift assist Figure 29 spring has been factory installed . If the spring 4 , Tension the spring by pushing downward and then was not installed , proceed to step 2 . inward on the rear of the lift assist rod , so that the flange at the rearward end of the rod is inside the 1 , If RH Lift Assist Spring Is Factory Installed . tractor frame ( See Figure 30 ) . From beneath the right rear fender , push the lift assist rod down and outward to release from the frame . Disengage the hook of the lift assist spring _ / - - I _ _ i ' , _ I _ LIFT from the pigtail hook ( See Figure 28 ) . ASSIST i I _ _ II ! _ SPRING INTERNAL ! / O LIFT SPRING " / - - UFTASSIST " _ ROD Figure 30 PIGTAIL _ HOOK B . DECK LEVELING ADJUSTMENTS ROD In order to achieve even cutting , the mower deck must be properly leveled . This leveling procedure will result in the left and right blades having corresponding front Figure 28 cutting - edge - to ground measurements within 1 / 16 inch of each other . Also , the blades will each have a 1 / 8 to 2 , 1 / 4 inch downward tilt toward the front of the tractor . To If RH Lift Assist Spring Is Not Installed . level the mower deck , proceed as follows : From underneath the fender on the right / rear side of the tractor frame , remove the internal cotter pin from the forward end of the rod . Refer to Figure 28 . WARNING Slide the larger hook of the lift assist spring onto the forward end of the rod , and reinstall the internal Before making any adjustments , place the PTO cotter pin to capture the spring hook between the switch in the " OFF " position , engage the brake flange of the rod and the pin . Refer to Figure 28 . pedal lock , turn the ignition key to the " OFF " position , and remove the key from the switch . , Install the lower hook of the lift assist spring into Disconnect the spark plug wires for additional the hole in the right rear deck bracket ( See Figure safety . When handling the mower deck , be 29 ) . careful not to cut yourself on the sharp blades . 33
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, Lower the deck onto the hard , level surface . 7 . Side - to - side leveling is obtained utilizing the I NOTE adjustment ferrule and right hand hanger bracket Check the tires for proper inflation before ( Refer to Figure 33 ) . making a leveling adjustment . To level the deck , the tractor and deck MUST be placed on a hard , RH HANGER UPPER level surface during adjustment . JAM NUT SIDE - TO - SIDE LEVELING ADJUSTMENT 1 , Position the tractor and mower deck on a hard , level surface . 2 . The mower deck front and rear gauge wheels should be installed in their uppermost position in LOWER the deck brackets to prevent contact with the hard , LOCK NUT level surface below . Refer to GAUGE WHEEL ADJUSTABLE ADJUSTMENT . FERRULE 3 . Raise the tractor implement lift handle to its Figure 33 highest setting . 4 . Carefully rotate the outer cutting blades so that , Loosen the upper jam nut on the hanger bracket they are positioned perpendicular to the tractor and turn away from the adjustment ferrule . Turn frame ( Refer to Figure 31 ) . the lower lock nut upward ( tighten ) on the threads of the hanger bracket to raise the right side of the mower deck . Turn the lock nut down ( loosen ) on the threads to lower the right side of the mower deck ( Refer to Figure 33 ) . g , Raise the lift handle to the highest position and recheck the blade measurements described in step 5 . If the blade measurements are not within 1 / 16 inch , repeat steps 6 , 7 and 8 . 10 . Tighten the upper jam nut against the adjustment ferrule after side - to - side leveling is completed . Figure 31 FRONT TO BACK LEVELING ADJUSTMENT 6 , Referring to Figure 32 , measure and record the 1 . Raise the deck to its highest position . distance from the hard , level surface to the outer - 2 . Position the mower blades so the ends of each most cutting edge of the right blade . Repeat this blade point to the front and the rear of the tractor step for the left blade . If the two blade heights are ( Refer to Figure 34 ) . not within 1 / 16 inch , proceed to steps 6 , 7 and 8 . If the two blade heights are within 1 / 16 inch , proceed to FRONT TO BACK LEVELING ADJUSTMENT . MEASURE THIS DISTANCE OUTER BLADES HARD LEVEL POSITIONED FRONT TO REAR SURFACE Figure 32 Figure 34 34
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, Initially adjust the front lift rod to allow approximately 5 / 8 inch of thread to protrude I NOTE beyond both lock nuts of the front lift rod / bracket assembly ( Refer to Figure 35 ) . The front lift rod must be against the front of both slots in the deck front roller bracket . If one FRONT LIFT side of the rod is not against the front of the slot ROD BRACKET after attaining the correct front pitch to the deck , LOCK NUT tighten the front lock nut on that side until the rod just contacts the front of the slot . 5 / 8 " 9 . Tighten the rear jam nuts after adjustment is completed . 10 . Connect the spark plug wires if previously JAM NUT disconnected . ) NT GAUGE WHEEL ADJUSTMENT LIFT ROD Figure 35 WARNING 4 , Refer to Figure 36 . Measure and record the Before making any adjustments , place the PTO distance from the front cutting edge to the ground switch in the " OFF " position , engage the brake ( measurement A ) , and from the rear cutting edge pedal lock , turn the ignition key to the " OFF " to the ground ( measurement B ) , for each of the position , and remove the key from the switch . blades . The front edge of each blade Disconnect the spark plug wires for additional ( measurement A ) should be lower than its back safety . When handling the mower deck , be edge ( measurement B ) by 1 / 8 to 1 / 4 inch . careful not to cut yourself on the sharp blades . REAR cu'n'ING BLADE FRONT I NOTE \ CONTOT , Gauge wheel adjustment should be performed only AFTER the mower deck has been properly leveled . B A NOTE Gauge wheels are intended to prevent scalping Figure 36 of the lawn , and are not meant to be used to set the cutting height . Do not run the deck on the 5 , Lower the deck onto the hard , level surface . gauge wheels . 6 . To adjust the downward tilt of the blades , To adjust the height of the gauge wheels , place the adjustment of the front lift rod is required . Refer to tractor on a firm and level surface . Refer to Figure 37 , Figure 35 and proceed as follows : and proceed as follows : 7 , 1 . Place the tractor implement lift handle in the Loosen the rear jam nuts on the front lift rod . From normally desired mowing height setting , then the front of the tractor , evenly turn the front lock nuts clockwise to raise the front of the mower deck , or check the gauge wheels for contact or excessive clearance with the surface below . counterclockwise to lower the front of the mower deck . 2 . If the wheels contact the surface adjust as follows : , Raise the deck to the highest position . Recheck a . Raise the implement lift handle to its highest the blade measurements described instep 4 . If the setting . resultant measurements are not correct , repeat b . Remove the rear gauge wheels by removing steps 5 , 6 and 7 until the proper measurements are the lock nuts , shoulder screws , and flat obtained . 35
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CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT washers . Remove the lock nuts , shoulder screws , and bell washers fastening the front The mower can be set in multiple positions . NOTE : If ball wheels to the deck gauge wheel brackets . multiple settings are used while mowing , it may be necessary to adjust the gauge wheels for each setting C , Again place the tractor implement lift handle in to prevent scalping . the normally desired mowing height setting . 1 . Push , or pull , the tractor implement lift handle to depress the button on top of the lift handle . SHOULDER SHOULDER BELL 2 . Raise or lower the lift handle to obtain the desired SCREW SCREW WASHER mower deck cutting height . F , . _ \ FRONT BALL / L _ ! \ WHEEL / GAUGE 3 . Release the button when the desired mower WASHER \ - - _ - - / WHEEL position is obtained . Note the numbered position of the lift lever indicator so that the deck can be / REAR _ _ _ RACKET returned to this position . C . REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF DECK ASSEMBLY REMOVAL OF DECK WHEEL NUT WARNING BRACKET Before removing the mower deck , place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position , engage the Figure 37 brake pedal lock , turn the ignition key to the " OFF " position and remove the key from the d , Insert the shoulder screw and flat washer with switch . Disconnect the spark plug wires for the rear gauge wheel into the adjustment additional safety . index hole that provides approximately 1 / 2 " clearance between the wheel and level 1 , Position the tractor and mower deck on a firm , surface . Secure with the lock nut . level surface . Raise the gauge wheels to their highest setting in the gauge wheel brackets ( Refer e , Note the position of the index hole used ; then to Figure 37 ) . install the other rear gauge wheel and the front 2 , ball wheels into the corresponding index hole Raise the deck by moving the implement lift handle of the other guage wheel brackets . to its highest setting . From beneath the right rear fender , release the RH lift assist rod from the tractor frame by pushing down then outward on the rear end of the rod . Allow the lift assist rod to raise I NOTE upward and disengage the lower hook of the lift The crowned ( rounded ) surface of the front bell assist spring from the hole in the right rear deck washers should be against the shoulder of the bracket ( See Figure 38 ) . shoulder screw , between the front ball wheel and deck gauge wheel bracket . LIFT LIFT ASSIS'I ASSIST , If the gauge wheels have excessive clearance with SPRING the surface below , lower the wheels to the index hole that provides the approximate 1 / 2 " clearance as described above . I NOTE FROM All gauge wheels shoud be installed in the same HOLE relative adjustment index hole location in each of the gauge wheel brackets . Figure 38 36
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, , Remove the rearward end of the PTO belt from the While lowering the rear end of the lift assist rod , guide the lower spring hook into the pigtail hook at upper pulley of the deck center double - pulley ( See the lower front of the fender ( See Figure 39 ) . to Figure 41 ) . Engage the deck idler arm lever back into its stop bracket ( Refer to Figure 40 ) . 4 , Tension the spring by pushing downward and then inward on the rear of the lift assist rod , so that the flange at the rearward end of the rod is inside the PTC tractor frame ( See Figure 39 ) . CENTER DOL PULLEY FRONTOFDECK Figure 41 Figure 39 WARNING The exhaust system is HOT . To avoid personal injury , allow the engine and exhaust system to WARNING cool before proceeding with the following PTO belt removal instructions . When handling the mower deck , be careful not to cut yourself on the sharp blades . The deck 7 , Open the tractor hood and remove the forward end idler arm lever is spring loaded . Release it of the PTO belt from the PTO clutch pulley ( See slowly . Figure 42 ) . 5 , Lower the tractor implement lift handle to its lowest setting . Disengage the deck idler arm lever from its stop bracket and release the spring tension by rotating the lever out and rearward ( Refer to Figure PTO 4O ) . CLUTCH PULLEY LEVER STOP PTO / BELT / IDLER ARM Figure 42 LEVER , Pass the PTO belt downward , inside the tractor frame , until the belt is below the two tractor front lower pulleys and pull the belt clear of the tractor Figure 40 ( Refer to Figure 43 ) . 37
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12 . From the front of the tractor , push downward and © hold the tractor quick - attach rod . Pull the front lift rod / bracket assembly forward to release the PTO BELT shoulder bolts on each side of the bracket from the left and right tractor latch receivers . Release the tractor quick - attach rod . Refer to Figure 46 TRACTOR LATCH RECEIVER ( BOTH SIDES ) TRACTOR FRONT FRONT LIFT LOWER PULLEYS ROD / BRACKET - ASSEMBLY Figure 43 QUICK ATTACH ROD g , Pull the deck support pins outward , turn downward _ FRONT LIFT and release so both spring - loaded pins are held in ROD / BRACKET the disengaged position against the outer surface ASSEMBLY of the deck brackets ( Refer to Figure 44 ) . SHOULDER BOLT ( BOTH SIDES ) Figure 46 CAUTION To avoid possible equipment damage , make sure that the tractor implement lift handle is raised to its highest setting before sliding the deck out from under the tractor . Figure 44 13 . With the tractor implement lift handle raised to its 10 . Raise the implement lift handle to its highest set - highest setting , slide the deck to the right and out ting . Slide the mower deck forward , so the front lift from under the tractor ( Refer to Figure 47 ) . rod rests to the rear of , and free of , the front roller bracket slots of the deck ( Refer to Figure 45 - A ) . FRONT LIFT ROD J _ / SLIDE OUT Figure 45 11 . Raise the front lift rod upward and slide the mower Figure 47 deck rearward . Lower the front lift rod so it rests on the front roller bracket of the deck , forward of the 14 . Connect the spark plug wires if disconnected . slots ( Refer to Figure 45 - B ) . 38
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INSTALLATION OF DECK , Make sure the slot in both rear deck brackets aligns with the implement lift link on each side of the tractor ( Refer to Figure 49 ) . WARNING Before performing the mower deck installation , _ AR place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position , engage the brake pedal lock , turn the ignition SIDES ) key to the " OFF " position and remove the key from the switch . Disconnect the spark plug wires for additional safety . WARNING When handling the mower deck , be careful not to cut yourself on the sharp blades . IMPLEMEN1 1 , Position the tractor and mower deck on a firm , LIFT LINKS level surface . Raise the gauge wheels to their ( BOTH SIDES ) highest setting in the gauge wheel brackets ( Refer to Figure 37 ) . Figure 49 CAUTION 4 , Refer to Figure 50 to ensure the correct orientation of the front lift rod / bracket assembly [ form ( bend ) To avoid possible equipment damage , make in sides of rod point downward ] . From the front of sure that the tractor implement lift handle is the tractor , push downward and hold the tractor raised to its highest setting before sliding the quick - attach rod . Slide the shoulder bolts on each deck under the tractor . side of the front lift rod / bracket assembly fully into the left and right tractor latch receivers . Release 2 , Refer to Figure 48 and position the deck on the the tractor quick - attach rod to capture the front lift right side of the tractor with the front of the deck rod / bracket assembly in the tractor latch receivers facing toward the front of the tractor . Raise the ( Refer to Figure 51 ) . tractor implement lift handle to its highest setting and slide the deck under the tractor . _ TRACTOREIVER LATCH REC SIDES ) SLIDE UNDER QUICK ATTACH ROD SHOULDER B ( ( BOTH SIDES ) FRONT LIFT ROD / BRACKEI " ASSEMBLY Figure 50 Figure 48 39
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/ REAR DECK @ DECK SUPPORT DECK PIN DISENGAGED QUICK A'rI'ACH ROD Figure 53 FRONT LIFT ROD / BRACKET ASSEMBLY 7 , Carefully guide the tractor implement lift links ( left and right ) into the rear deck bracket slots ( left and Figure 51 right ) as the tractor implement lift handle is lowered to its lowest setting ( Refer to Figure 54 ) . 5 , While holding the front lift rod up , slide the mower , Pull both deck support pins outward and rotate rear - deck forward until the rod aligns with both front ward to disengage the outer surface ot the rear deck roller bracket slots . Lower the lift rod into the front brackets . Release the pins , making certain each roller bracket slots and slide the deck rearward to deck support pin passes through the inner hole of engage the lift rod fully forward in the slots of the the rear deck bracket . The spring tension will push deck front roller bracket ( Refer to Figure 52 ) . the pins inward and , if aligned , through the hole in each implement lift link ( See Figure 54 ) . LIFT LINK HOLE FRONT ROLLER BRACKET DECK SUPPORT SLOTIN REAR FRONT PIN ENGAGED DECK BRACKET LIFT ROD Figure 54 NOTE Figure 52 It may be necessary to lift each side of the deck and maneuver it slightly to align the support , If not already done , pull the deck support pins pins with the holes of the lift links . Make certain outward , turn downward and relesase so both the support pins are fully extended through the spring - loaded pins are held in the disengaged lift links to prevent the mower deck from position against the outer surface of the deck disengaging the lift links while mowing . brackets ( Refer to Figure 53 ) . 40
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, From beneath the right rear fender , push the lift assist rod down and outward to release from the WARNING frame . Disengage the hook of the lift assist spring from the pigtail hook ( See Figure 55 ) . The deck idler arm lever is spring loaded . Release it slowly . 12 . Disengage the deck idler arm lever from its stop LIFT bracket and release the spring tension by rotating the lever out and rearward ( Refer to Figure 58 ) . SPRING LEVER STOP _ [ _ y , _ _ J . BRACKET PI6 ROD HOOK Figure 55 _ IDLER ARM 10 . Install the lower hook of the lift assist spring into the hole in the right rear deck bracket ( See Figure 56 ) . Figure 58 LIFTASSlST r / _ l _ SPRING " ' " " _ , - . , _ . . , _ = _ _ _ - - - _ WARNING The exhaust system is HOT . To avoid personal injury , allow the engine and exhaust system to cool before proceeding with the following PTO belt installation instructions . _ - _ DECK BRACKET 13 . Install the forward end of the PTO belt on the PTO Figure 56 clutch pulley by passing the belt upward inside the front of the tractor frame . Ensure that the narrow side of the PTO belt engages the groove of the 11 . Tension the spring by pushing downward and then inward on the rear of the lift assist rod , so that the clutch pulley ( Refer to Figure 59 ) . flange at the rearward end of the rod is inside the tractor frame ( See Figure 57 ) . _ - - I _ _ i ' ; LIFT PTO _ _ _ / _ NASSISTG CLUTCH i I _ _ ' _ , . _ - SPRI PULLEY ii / PTO BELT " _ ROD Figure 57 Figure 59 41
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14 . Twist the PTO belt 1 / 4 turn to engage the narrow LEVER STOP sides of the belt into the grooves of the two tractor ; KET front - lower pulleys ( Refer to Figure 60 ) . © PTO BELT @ IDLER ARM LEVER FRONT LIFT TRACTOR FRONT Figure 62 ROD / BRACKET . LOWER PULLEYS ASSEMBLY 18 . Connect the spark plug wires if disconnected . D . MAINTENANCE Figure 60 CLEANING AND BLADE CARE 15 . From the front of the tractor , push the PTO belt through the front lift rod , then to the center of the deck . Ensure that the forward end of the belt WARNING remains positioned inside the front lower pulleys . Before performing any maintenance , place the 16 . Install the rearward end of the PTO belt on the PTO switch in the " OFF " position , engage the upper pulley of the deck center double - pulley brake pedal lock , turn the ignition key to the ( Refer to Figure 61 ) . Ensure that the narrow side " OFF " position and remove the key from the of the belt engages the groove of the upper pulley . switch to avoid accidental starting and injury . PTC WARNING When servicing the mower deck , be careful not to cut yourself on the sharpened blades . Clean the underside of the mower deck at the end of MC the mowing season or when buildup of cut material on CENTER DOL the underside is noticed . Also remove the belt covers PULLEY and remove any accumulated grass clippings . FRONTOFDECK If using the mulching option , clean the underside of the deck frequently . A buildup of grass clippings will prevent proper mulching . The cutting blades must be kept sharp at all times . Figure 61 17 . While holding the belt in position , rotate and I NOTE engage the deck idler arm lever into its stop bracket to provide tension on the PTO belt ( Refer Evenly sharpen the full length of the cutting to Figure 62 ) . edges of the blades so that the blades remain balanced and the same angle of sharpness is 42
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maintained . If the cutting edge of a blade has After every 10 hours of operation and / or before putting been sharpened to within 5 / 8 inch of the wind the deck into winter storage , lubricate the spindle wing radius ( see Figure 63 ) , it is recommended assemblies and the spindle belt idler arms using 251H that new blades be installed . New blades are EP grease or an equivalent No . 2 multipurpose lithium available at your authorized dealer . grease . Excess grease will be expelled from the upper spindle seals . Since the spindle pulley covers the top spindle seal , the expelled grease cannot be seen . WIND WING 5 / 8 " FROM When the spindle is fully greased , the expelled grease RADIUS will cause the top spindle seal to give off a muffled crackling noise ( Refer to Figure 65 ) . 1 6 Figure 63 When removing the blades , use a 1 - 1 / 8 inch wrench to hold the hex head of the spindle bolt when loosening the hex nut securing the blade . A block of wood may ' 2 be placed between the deck housing and the cutting edge of the blade to assist in removal of the hex nut securing the blade ( Refer to Figure 64 ) . HEX NUT 1 . Spindle Belt Cover 6 . Spindle Assembly 2 . Hex Nuts & Lock Washers Grease Fittings 3 . Idler Arm Lever 7 . Idler Arm 4 . Stop Bracket Grease Fitting 5 . Front Ball Wheels WOOD BLOCK Figure 65 1 / 8 " WRENCH IN POSITION SPINDLE DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT In order to replace the spindle drive belt , refer to Figures 65 and 66 and proceed as follows : Figure 64 1 . Disengage the idler arm lever from its stop bracket After replacing the blades , apply grease the exposed and rotate the lever to the outside of the deck to threads at the bottom of the spindle bolts to prevent release the spring tension . rust buildup . 2 . Remove the hex nuts and lock washers that When replacing the blades , be sure they are installed secure the spindle belt covers to the deck . so that the wind wings are pointing upward toward the 3 . Remove the spindle belt covers to expose the belt . top of the deck housing . Tighten the nuts to 90 to 110 ft - lbs . ( 122 to 149 N . m ) . 4 . Pull the movable flat idler pulley away from the backside of the belt . Slip the belt under the idler pulley and remove the old drive belt . LUBRICATION 5 , Install a new belt around the spindle pulleys , the NOTE : We de not recommend the use of a pressure fixed idler pulley , and the bottom pulley of the washer or garden hose to clean your unit . They may center double pulley ; then position the movalble cause damage to electrical components , spindles , flat idler pulley against the backside of the belt so pulleys , bearings , or the engine . The use of water will that the belt is tensioned . Refer to Figure 66 for the result in shortened life and reduce serviceability . proper routing of the belt . 43
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, 6 . Reinstall the spindle belt covers . Position the mulching plug so that the retaining lip on the backside of the plug partially interlocks with 7 . Engage the idler arm lever into its stop bracket . the lower edge of the deck chute opening ; then rotate the top of the plug upward so that the hooks engage the deflector hinge rod ( See Figure 67 ) . 5 4 , Push the mulching plug fully downward and lower the chute deflector . 5 . To remove the mulching plug , raise the chute deflector and lift the mulching plug upward , then outward to disengage from the deck . Lower the chute deflector . DEFLECTOR HINGE ROD 2 3 1 . Movalble Flat Idler Pulley 4 . Idler Arm Lever 2 . Fixed Flat Idler Pulley 5 . Center Double Pulley 3 . Spindle Drive Belt LOWER EDGE OF Figure 66 CHUTE OPENING CHUTE DEFLECTOR CHUTE D . INSTALLATION OF MULCHING PLUG HINGE ROD WARNING HOOKS - Before installing the mulching plug , place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position , engage the G LIP brake pedal lock , turn the ignition key to the ( ON BACKSIDE " OFF " position . OF PLUG ) 1 , If the mower deck has been used , clean any buildup of grass clippings from the chute opening JLCHING PLUG of the deck housing . 2 , Lift and hold the chute deflector in the upward position ( Refer to Figure 67 ) . Figure 67 44
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SECTION VI . OFF - SEASON STORAGE If the machine is to be inoperative for a period longer Drain fuel into an approved container outdoors , away than 30 days , the following procedures are from open flame . recommended : a . Drain any large volume of fuel from the tank by disconnecting the fuel line from the in - line fuel filter near the engine . WARNING b , Reconnect the fuel line and run the engine Never store the tractor with fuel in the tank until it starts to falter , then use the choke to keep the engine running until all fuel in the indoors or in poorly ventilated enclosures , carburetor has been exhausted . where fuel fumes may reach an open flame , spark or pilot light as on a furnace , water heater , c . Again disconnect the fuel line and drain any clothes dryer , etc . remaining gasoline from the system . 2 , Remove the spark plugs and pour one ( 1 ) ounce of engine oil through the spark plug holes into the CAUTION cylinders . Crank the engine several times to distribute the oil . Replace the spark plugs . Fuel left in the fuel tank during warm weather deteriorates and will cause serious starting 3 . Clean the engine and the entire tractor thoroughly . problems . NOTE : We do not recommend the use of a pressure 1 , To prevent gum deposits from forming inside the washer or garden hose to clean your unit . They may engine's carburetor and causing possible cause damage to electrical components ; spindles ; malfunction of the engine , remove all gasoline pulleys ; bearings ; or the engine . The use of water will from the fuel tank as follows : result in shortened fife and reduce serviceability . 4 , Lubricate all lubrication points . 5 . WARNING Follow the battery storage instructions on page 30 . 6 . Protect the tires and seat from sunlight . Regularly Do not drain fuel when the engine is hot . Allow check the tires to maintain proper inflation . the engine adequate time to cool . 45
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SECTION VII . MOWING MOWING WARNING To avoid possible injury , do not allow anyone in the area opposite the discharge chute while mowing . Although the area has been supposedly cleared of foreign objects , small objects may be picked up and discharged by the mower . WARNING Never direct the discharge of material toward bystanders or allow anyone near the machine while in operation . For best results it is recommended that the first two laps should be cut with the discharge thrown towards Figure 62 the center . After the first two laps , reverse the direction to throw the discharge to the outside for the balance of cutting . This will give a better appearance to the lawn . MOWING WITH MULCHING OPTION Do not cut the grass too short , as the mower will tend 1 , Do not cut wet grass . For effective mulching do to scalp the grass . Short grass invites weed growth not cut wet grass . Wet grass sticks to the and yellows quickly in dry weather . underside of the deck prevention proper mulching Mowing should be done with the engine at full throttle . and dispersal of grass clippings . Do not mow at high ground speed . 2 , Cut no more than 1 / 3 the length of the grass . When mulching long grass , it may be necessary to During certain times of the year and under some mow twice , lowering the deck another 1 / 3 of the conditions , the mower may leave streaks of uncut length for the second cut , and perhaps cutting in a grass . different pattern . Overlap the cut on each pass to Streaking may occur when attempting to mow heavy help clean up any heavy clippings left on the lawn . weeds and tall grass . Under these conditions it may be , Use a slow ground speed . Adjust ground speed necessary to go back over the cut area a second time so clippings can be evenly dispersed into the to get a clean cut . lawn . When cutting heavy grass , it may be The following practices will help eliminate streaking : necessary to use a slower ground speed in order to get a well mulched cut . 1 , Mow the area more often so the grass doesn't get too tall and heavy . 4 , Always operate the tractor at full throttle . To obtain the best cut and do the most effective job of 2 . Operate the tractor at full throttle and slower mulching , the engine should be run at full throttle . forward speeds . 5 , Clean underside of deck . Be certain to clean the 3 . Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades when worn . underside of the deck often to avoid a buildup of grass clippings , which will prevent proper 4 . Follow the mowing pattern shown in Figure 62 . mulching . 46
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES When you purchased your tractor , you probably had it The tractor is used for so many different types of work , completely equipped for your particular needs at the and because it is called on to operate under so many time . However , later you may wish to obtain optional different conditions , a variety or equipment is available equipment or accessories . These items and other to adapt it to the requirements of the user . Refer to the allied equipment can be purchased from , and installed attachment guide for a complete description of by , your authorized Cub Cadet dealer . equipment and required components that can be utilized with your tractor . 47
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MAINTENANCE CHART 10 hours 30 hours or 50 hours 100 hours Operation to Before or once three times or twice or Before be performed each use a month a season a season yearly storage Clean grille , engine More often air inlet screen , dash under dirty intake screen and side conditions panel screens X Check engine oil level X Fill fuel tank X Change engine oil After first More often under & oil filter 5 hours dirty conditions X Check transmission oil level X Replace transmission After first After first Every 100 hours oil filter 10 hours 50 hours thereafter X X X Clean & re - oil foam air precleaner X Check battery terminals and case X Grease front axle pivot bolt X Grease steering knuckles X Retorque rear After first wheel lug nuts 10 hours X Clean cooling fins & external surfaces X Service air cleaner More often under paper cartridge dirty conditions Check spark plugs X X Grease steering gear housing X Grease front wheel bearings X X Drain fuel X Pivot bar adjustment bolts X Deck spindles X Spindle belt idler arm X Deck front gauge wheels X Lubricate all foot and lift control pivot points X I NOTE Maintenance information for optional equipment may be found in the manual which is included with that specific piece of equipment . 48
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TROUBLESHOOTING Possible Cause Possible Remedy HARD TO START No gasoline in fuel tank or carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fill the tank with gasoline . Check the fuel line , carburetor and fuel filter . Clean the fuel line and carburetor with a commercial Fuel line or carburetor clogged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . carburetor cleaner . Fuel filter plugged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Replace . Water in gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drain the fuel tank and carburetor . Use new fuel and dry the spark plugs . Choked improperly . Flooded engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Follow the starting instructions . Defective ignition or loose wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Check the wiring , spark plugs or fuse . Check and service . Refer to " BATTERY . " Defective battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spark plug dirty or improper gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clean , adjust the gap to . O3O - inch or replace the plug . ENGINE OPERATES IRREGULARLY OR KNOCKS Engine incorrectly timed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spark plug dirty ; wrong gap or wrong type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clean , reset the gap or replace . Poor or weak spark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Check the spark plugs and wiring . Carburetor setting incorrect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adjust . Refer to " ADJUSTMENTS . " Poor grade fuel or water in fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drain and use a good grade of clean fuel . Engine overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Refer to " MAINTENANCE . " Engine valves at fault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine smokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adjust the carburetor . * Oil level rises due to gasoline in crankcase . . . . . . . . . . . . Air filter becomes oil and fuel soaked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine leaks oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Misfiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other engine problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Excessive oil in air cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Be sure that oil dipstick is fully seated and all excess oil is squeezed out of the pre - cleaner foam element . PTO CLUTCH WILL NOT ENGAGE Low or zero voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Check battery . Charge or replace . Check charging system . Check for worn or broken wiring or connections . Check clutch coil resistance . Check switch . Rotor / armature air gap too large . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rotor / armature worn . Replace PTO clutch . * See your authorized dealer . 49
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TROUBLESHOOTING Possible Cause Possible Remedy LACK OF POWER Air cleaner clogged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Service the air cleaner element . Refer to " MAINTE - NANCE . " Reduce the load . Engine overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine overheated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Make sure the air intake screen , shrouding , engine fins , side panels , dash intake screen and grille are free of accumulated dirt and debris . Refer to " MAINTENANCE . " Fuel tank air vent clogged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Remove obstruction from the vent in the fuel tank cap . Air leakage between carburetor and engine . . . . . . . . . . . Remove air cleaner . Tighten the carburetor and manifold mounting nuts . Replace any damaged parts as indicated in " MAINTENANCE . " Incorrect timing or faulty ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brake dragging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adjust the brake . Refer to " ADJUSTMENTS . " Insufficient cooling air - - dirt or debris clogging the : air intake screen • shrouds • cooling fins • side panels ° dash intake screen ° or grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keep the air intake area , side panels , grille , dash intake screen and cooling fins clean ; refer to " MAINTENANCE . " Oil level incorrect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine oil level must not be over the " FULL " mark or below the " LOW " mark on dipstick . Refer to " MAINTENANCE . " * See your authorized dealer . 5O
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LUBRICATION TABLE Check Change Anticipated Air Temperature Point of at at Capacity Above + 32 ° F Below + 32 ° F Lubrication Hours Hours Cub Cadet Cub Cadet Engine crankcase Check 100 Approx . before 4 pints Engine Oil SAE Engine Oil 3SAE0 each 1OW3Oor 1OW4O 5W20 or 5W use Hydro transmission Check Add as Approx . Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid PlusFluid and transaxle with before needed 6 qts NOTE : Cub Cadet Drive System Plus is specially filter each formulated for this application . If any other oil is used use Cub Cadet will not be responsible for substandard performance . Failures due to use of improper fluidec - are not covered by warranty . For maximum prot tion , use Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus . 10 Steering knuckles Use 251H EP grease or equivalent No . 2 multi - and front axle purpose lithium grease and apply two strokes pivot bolt ( minimum ) or sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt . Front wheel 30 Two strokes ( minimum ) of the lubricator using 251 H bearings EP grease or equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease . Steering gear 30 Two strokes ( minimum ) of the lubricator using 251 H housing EP grease or equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease . Deck spindles 10 Two strokes ( minimum ) of the lubricator using 251 H EP grease or equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease . Spindle belt 10 Two strokes ( minimum ) of the lubricator using 251 H idler arm EP grease or equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease . Deck front gauge 50 Use 251H EP grease or equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose wheels lithum grease . Foot and lift con - 10 Use a liberal amount of high grade lubricating oil . trol pivot points 51
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LUBRICATION GUIDE WARNING The service life and reliability of any machine depends upon the care it is given . Proper lubrication is a very important part of that care . This lubrication schedule reflects the minimal requirements to maintain the equipment . More frequent inspections and maintenance is preferable . NOTE : We do not recommend the use of a pressure Lubricant is cheap . Use plenty of it . Worn parts can be washer or garden hose to clean your unit . They may expensive to replace . cause damage to electrical components ; spindles ; Keep your supply of lubricating oil and grease stored in pulleys ; bearings ; or the engine . The use of water will clean containers , and covered to protect from dust and result in shortened fife and reduce serviceability . dirt . Using the lubrication illustration as a guide , make Keep the lubricating gun nozzle clean and wipe dirt certain that all lubrication fittings are installed and from the grease fittings before lubricating . functioning . The symbols in the illlustrations indicate the method of Be sure all fittings are free from dirt and paint so the application and the hourly intervals to apply the lubricant is certain to enter the bearing . lubricant . Using a pressure lubricating gun , always force the lubricant through the full length of each bearing until it Use a pressure lubricating gun emerges at the end , carrying with it the worn lubricant and apply 251H EP grease ( or and any dirt that may have entered the bearing . equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease ) sufficient to flush Miscellaneous working parts not provided with out the old grease and dirt . lubrication fittings should be oiled regularly with a good Lubricate at the hourly intervals grade of lubricating oil . indicated on the symbols . Always lubricate the tractor thoroughly before taking it Dipstick , use to check engine and to a remote location for a prolonged period of time . © transmission oil before each use . 52
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LUBRICATION GUIDE - - Before Each Use 1 . Engine filler cap and Check the oil ( with the engine stopped ) and add sufficient new oil to bring it to dipstick the " FULL " mark on the dipstick . Do not overfill . Do not operate the engine if the oil level is below the " LOW " mark on the dipstick . 2 . Transmission oil level Check the oil with the engine stopped . Keep the lubricant up to the " FULL " and fill port mark on the dipstick . NOTE : The transmission oil level and fill port services the following : 1 . Rear axle 2 . Hydrostatic transmission - - After Every 10 Hours of Operation 3 . Steering knuckles ( 2 ) Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease and ( both sides ) apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt . 4 . Transmission oil filter NOTE : After the first 10 hours only , remove the transmission oil filter and replace with a new filter . Refer to " MAINTENANCE . " Change the transmission oil filter after 50 hours and every 100 hours of operation thereafter . 5 . Front axle pivot bolt Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease and apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt . 6 . Foot and lift control Use a liberal amount of high grade lubricating oil . pivot points 7 . Deck spindles Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease and apply 2 strokes ( minimum ) or sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt . 8 . Spindle belt idler arm Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease and apply 2 strokes ( minimum ) or sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt . - - After Every 30 Hours of Operation 9 . Front wheel bearings Two or three strokes minimum of the lubricator using 251H EP grease or an equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease . 10 . Steering gear Every 30 hours or three times a season , use 251H EP grease or an equivalent housing ( 2 ) No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease . Apply two strokes with lubricator . - - After Every 50 Hours of Operation 11 . Transmission oil filter NOTE : After the first 50 hours only , remove the transmission oil filter and replace with a new filter . Refer to " MAINTENANCE . " Change the transmission oil filter every 100 hours of operation thereafter . 12 . Deck front gauge Use 251H EP grease or an equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease and wheels apply sufficient grease to flush out old grease and dirt - - After Every 100 Hours of Operation 13 . Transmission oil filter Change the transmission oil filter and replace with a new filter . Refer to " MAINTENANCE . " 14 . Engine oil drain valve While the engine oil is warm , open the drain valve and remove the oil filter , and and oil filter drain all of the oil from the crankcase . Close the drain valve . Refer to " MAINTENANCE , " " FILLING THE CRANKCASE " and " OIL FILTER " for proper oil filling procedure . Refer to " LUBRICATION TABLE " for the proper quantity and viscosity to use . I NOTE Lubrication information for optional equipment may be found in the manual which is included with the specific piece of optional equipment . 53
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SPECIFICATIONS 2186 CAPACITIES Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 1 / 8 gallons Crankcase ( approximately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 pints Transmission Case ( approximately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 qts . HYDROSTATIC DRIVE Speed : Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 to 6 mph Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 to 3 mph ENGINE Make and Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kohler Command 18HP Horsepower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.03 in . Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.64 in . 38.1 Displacement ( cubic inches ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine Speed ( governed ) 1200 RPM Low Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Speed ( no load ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3600 RPM _ + 75 Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Battery Spark Plug Gap ( Cub Cadet No . 759 - 3336 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 030 in . ELECTRICAL SYSTEM System Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 volt neg . ground Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 725 - 1706 Alternator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 amp regulated Fuse ( auto type ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 amp Head Lamp Bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 725 - 0963 BRAKES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Internal expanding TIRE SIZES Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 x 6.5 - 8 Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 x 9.5 - 12 DIMENSIONS Tread : Front with 16 x 6.5 - 8 tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3t . 5 in . Rear with 23 x 9.5 - 12 tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.25 in . Wheelbase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.00 in . Length , over all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.00 in . Width , over all ( w / mower deck - chute up ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.00 in . Height , over all ( to top of steering wheel ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.00 in . Ground Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00 in . Turning Radius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.0 in . Specifications are subject to change without notice . 55
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USE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE SLOPES WHERE YOU MAY NOT OPERATE SAFELY . SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE A POWER POLE A CORNER OF A BUILDING I OR A FENCE POST " . . . . . . . . I I A , . I " 10 I I I , . , . 5 " Illf _ IIW , 1w rrl , , . , . _ ' , , , , , , I " 0 , 15 ° P , _ WARNING Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees ( a rise of approximately 2 - 1 / 2 feet every 10 feet ) . A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury . If operating a walk - behind mower on such a slope , it is extremely difficult to maintain your footing and you could slip , resulting in serious injury . Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes , never across the face of slopes . Operate WALK - BEHIND mowers across the face of slopes , never up and down slopes .
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CUB CADET CORPORATION MANUFACTURER'S ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ( COMMERCIAL USE ) C , The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET CUB CADET does not extend any warranty for CORPORATION ( " CUB CADET " ) with respect to new products sold or exported outside of the United merchandise purchased and used in the United States , its States of America , its possessions and territories , possessions and territories . except those sold through CUB CADET'S authorized channels of export distribution . CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in material and workmanship for a period of _ for commercial No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of users , commencing on the date of original purchase and will , merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose , at its option , repair or replace , free of charge , any part found applies after the applicable period of express written to be defective in material or workmanship . This limited warranty above . No other express warranty or warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated guaranty , whether written or oral , except as mentioned and maintained in accordance with the Operator's Manual above , given by any person or entity , including the furnished with the product , and has not been subject to dealer , with respect to any product shall bind CUB misuse , abuse , neglect , accident , improper maintenance , CADET . During the period of the Warranty , the alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water or damage because of exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the other peril or natural disaster . product as set forth above . ( Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so the Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows : above limitation may not apply to you . ) a . Batteries have a one - year prorated limited warranty with 100 % replacement during the first three The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide months . After three months , the battery replacement the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale . credit is based on the months remaining in the CUB CADET shall not be liable for incidental or twelve ( 12 ) month period dating back to the original consequential loss or damages including , without date of sale . Any replacement battery will be limitation , to any claim for loss of profits , loss of warranted only for the remainder of the original savings or revenue , loss of the use of the equipment or warranty period . any associated equipment , facilities or service , downtime , the claims or costs of third parties including b . All belts are covered by a one ( 1 ) year limited customers , and injury to property , and further warranty against defects in material and including expenses incurred for substitute or workmanship . replacement lawn care services , for transportation or HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , for related expenses , or for rental expenses to WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE . THROUGH YOUR LOCAL temporarily replace a warranted product . ( Some states AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER . To locate the dealer do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or in your area , please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or consequential damages , so the above exclusion may not contact CUB CADET by calling 1 - 800 - 528 - 1009 or writing te apply to you . ) P . O . Box 368023 , Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 9723 . In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the This limited warranty does not orovide coveraoe in amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration of the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty . the following cases : You assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or injury to you and your property and / or to others and their property a . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , fil - arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use the product . ters , blade sharpening and tune - ups , or adjustments such as brake adjustments , clutch adjustments or This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than deck adjustments ; and normal deterioration of the the original purchaser or original lessee . exterior finish due to use or exposure . b . Normal wear parts or components , including blades , How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This limited blade adapters , grass bags , rider deck wheels , warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also seats , snow thrower skid shoes , shave plates and tires . have other rights which vary from state to state . 58
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CUB CADET CORPORATION MANUFACTURER'S LIMITED WARRANTY ( RESIDENTIAL USE ) The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET This limited warranty does not provide coveraqe in CORPORATION ( " CUB CADET " ) with respect to new the followincj cases : merchandise purchased and used in the United States , its a , possessions and territories . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , blade sharpening and tune - ups , or adjustments such CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in material as brake adjustments , clutch adjustments or deck and workmanship for a period of two ( 2 ) years for residential adjustments ; and normal deterioration of the exterior users , ( one ( 1 ) year for commercial users ) , commencing on the finish due to use or exposure . date of original purchase and will , at its option , reDatr or _ , free of charge , any part found to be defective in b , CUB CADET does not extend any warranty for material or workmanship . This limited warranty shall only apply products sold or exported outside of the United if this product has been operated and maintained in States of America , its possessions and territories , accordance with the Operator's Manual furnished with the except those sold through CUB CADET's authorized product , and has not been subject to misuse , abuse , neglect , channels of export distribution . accident , improper maintenance , alteration , vandalism , theft , e , fire , water or damage because of other peril or natural disaster . Normal wear parts or components , including blades , blade adapters , grass bags , rider deck wheels , Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows : seats , snow thrower skid shoes , rubber auger d . Batteries have a one - year prorated limited warranty spirals , shave plates and tires . with 100 % replacement during the first three months . After three months , the battery replacement credit is No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of based on the months remaining in the twelve ( 12 ) merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose , month period dating back to the original date of sale . applies after the applicable period of express written Any replacement battery will be warranted only for warranty above as to the parts as identified . No other the remainder of the original warranty period . express warranty or guaranty , whether written or oral , e . All belts are covered by a one ( 1 ) year limited except as mentioned above , given by any person or warranty against defects in material and entity , including the dealer , with respect to any product workmanship . shall bind CUB CADET . During the period of the Warranty , the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement 3 Year Limited Warranty - PTO Clutch of the product as set forth above . ( Some states do not CUB CADET warrants the power take off ( " PTO " ) clutch and allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so mounting hardware against defects in material and the above limitation may not apply to you . ) workmanship for a period of three 13 _ vears for Series 2000 products manufactured after August 1 , 1997 for residential The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the users , commencing on the date of original purchase or lease sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales . CUB and CUB CADET will , at its option , repair or replace , free of CADET shall not be liable for incidental or consequential charge , any PTO clutch or mounting hardware found to be loss or damages including , without limitation , expenses defective in material or workmanship provided this product incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care has been operated and maintained as set forth above . services , for transportation or for related expenses , or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted 5 Year / 500 Hour Limited Warranty product , ( Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages , so the CUB CADET warrants the frame , front cast iron pivot axle and above exclusion or limitation may not apply to you . ) drive shaft on Series 2000 and 3000 models against defects in material and workmanship for a period of five 15 _ years or 500 hours , whichever occurs first , for residential users , In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the commencing on the date of original purchase or lease and amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration CUB CADET will , at its option , repair or reolace , free of of the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty . charge , any part found to be defective in material or You assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or injury workmanship provided this product has been operated and to you and your property and / or to others and their property maintained as set forth above . In addition to any other reason arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use the set forth herein , CUB CADET may deny warranty coverage if product . the hour meter , or any part thereof , is altered , modified , disconnected or otherwise tampered with . This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original purchaser or original lessee . HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE _ , THROUGH YOUR LOCAL How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER . To locate the dealer in limited warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may your area , please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or also have other rights which vary from state to state . contact CUB CADET by calling 1 - 800 - 528 - 1009 or writing to P . O . Box 368023 , Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 9723 . 59
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MAINTENANCE PARTS CHART MODEL 2186 SERIES 2000 18 HP KOHLER ENGINE OIL Part No . Engine Oil Requirements approx . . . 4 pints Cub Cadet engine oil Ambient temperature viscosity ( Grade SG or SH ) Above + 32 ° F SAE 10W30 or 10W40 737 - 3030A ( 10W30 ) Below + 32 ° F SAE 5W20 or 5W30 737 - 3049 ( 5W30 ) Part No . AIR FILTER Air Filter Requirements Clean air filter per instructions Cartridge © KH - 47 - 083 - 03 in your Operator's Manual . . . . under Maintenance - Air cleaner . i Foam _ CARTRIDGE Pre - cleaner FOAM KH - 24 - 083 - 02 PRE - CLEANER Part No . Engine Oil Filter Requirements ENGINE OIL FILTER _ KH - 12 - 050 - 08 Change every 100 hours Part No . Gap Requirements SPARK PLUG 759 - 3336 . 030 inch gap Part No . TRANSMISSION OIL Oil Filter Requirements FILTER 923 - 3014 Change every 100 hours Part No . TRANSMISSION Transmission Oil Requirements approx . . . 6 qts OIL Check before each use 737 - 3120 1 quart 737 - 3121 1 gallon Deck Blade Belt Tractor to Deck Belt BELTS Model Part No . Model Part No . 0 44 " Deck 954 - 3039 44 " Deck 954 - 3068 Mower Deck Blade Part No . BLADES 44 " Deck Blade 759 - 3939 ( 3 ) J . . _ _ . . . . . .
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