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OPERATOR'S MANUAL ES TRACTOR Model Number LT 2180 IMPORTANT : READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Warning : This unit is equipped with an intemaI 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 361131 Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0619 . CUB CADET LLC P . O . BOX 361131 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 0019 [ www . cubcadet . com ] PRINTED IN U . S . A . FORM NO . 770 - 10170C ( 11 / 03 )
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Briggs & Stratton Corporation ( B & S ) , the California Air Resources Board ( CARB ) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency ( U , S . EPA ) Emission Control Systems Warranty Statement ( Owner's Defect Warranty Rights and Obligations ) EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY COVERAGE IS APPLICABLE TO CERTIFIED ENGINES PURCHASED IN CALIFORNIA IN 1995 AND THERE - AFTER , WHICH ARE USED IN CALIFORNIA , AND TO CERTIFIED MODEL YEAR 1997 AND LATER ENGINES WHICH ARE PURCHASED AND USED ELSEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES ( AND AFTER JANUARY 1 , 2001 IN CANADA ) . California and United States Emission Control Defects Warranty Statement The California Air Resources Board ( CARB ) , the U . S . Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) , and Briggs & Stratton are pleased to explain fee Emission Control Systems Warranty on your model year 2002 and later small off - road engine ( SORE ) . In California , new small off - road engines must be designed , buiit and equipped to meet the State's stringent antEsmog standards . Elsewhere in the United States , new non - road , spark - ignition engines certified for model year 1997 and later must meet similar strandards set forth by the U . S . EPA . B & S must warrant the emission control systsm on your engine fer the periods of time listed below , provided there has been no abuse , neglect or improper maintenance of your sma { l off - road engine . Your emission control system includes parts such as the carburetor , air cleaner , ignition system , muffler and catalytic converter . Also included may be connectors and other emission related assemblies . Where a warrantable condition exists , Briggs & Stratton will repair your small off - road engine at no cost to you , including diagnosis , parts and labor . Briggs & Stratton Emission Control Defects Warranty Coverage Small off - road engines are warranted relative to emission control parts defects for a period of two years , subject to provisions set forth below . If any covered part on your engine is defective , the part will be repaired or replaced Briggs & Stratton . Owner's Warranty Responsibilities As the small off - road engine owner , you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in the Operator's Manual . B6ggs & Sitar - ton recommends that you retain all your receipts covering maintenance on your small off - road engine , but Briggs & Stratton cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance . As the small off - road engine owner , you should however be aware that Bbggs & Stratton may deny you warranty coverage if your small off - road engine or a part has failed due to abuse , neglect , improper maintenance or unapproved modifications . You are responsible for presenting your small off - road engine to an authorized Briggs & Stratton service dealer as soon as a problem exists . The undis - puted warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time , not to exceed 30 days . If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities , you should contact a B & S service representative at 1 - 414 - 259 - 5652 . The emission warranty is a defects warranty . Defects are judged on normal engine performance . The warranty is not related to an in - use emission test . Briggs & Stratton Emission Control Defects Warranty Provisions The following are specific provisions relative to your Emission Control Defects Warranty Coverage . It is in addition to the B & S engine warranty for non - regulated engines . Warranted Parts - - Coverage under this warranty extends only to the parts listed below ( the emission control systems parts ) to the extent these parts were present on the engine purchased . a . Fuel Metering System • Cold start enrichment system • Carburetor and internal parts • Fuel pump b . Air Induction System • Air cleaner • Intake manifold c . Ignition System • Spark plug ( s ) • Magneto ignition system d . Catalyst System • Cats { ytic converter • Exhaust manifold • Air injection system , Pulse va { ve e . Miscellaneous Items • Vacuum , temperature , position , time sensitive va { ves and switches • Connectors and assemblies 2 . Length of Coverage - - Briggs & Stratton warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser that the Warranted Parts shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship which caused the failure of the Warranted Parts for a period of two years from the date the engine is delivered to a retail purchaser . No Charge - - Repair or replacement of any Warranted Part will be performed at no charge to the owner , including diagnostic labor which leads to the determination that a Warranted Part is defective , if the diagnostic work is performed at an authorized B6ggs & Stratton service dealer . For emission warranty service contact your nearest authorized B6ggs & Stratton service dealer as listed in the " Yellow Pages " under " Engines , Gasoline , " " Gasoline Engines , " " Lawn Mowers , " or similar category . Claims and Coverage Exclusions - - Warranty claims shali be filed in accordance with the provisions of the B & S Engine Warranty Policy . Warranty coverage shall be excluded for failures of Warranted Parts which are not original Bdggs & Stratton parts or because of abuse , neglect or improper maintenance as set forth in the B & S Engine Warranty Policy . Bdggs & Stratton is not liable to cover failures of Warranted Parts caused by the use of add - on , non - original , or modified parts . Maintenance - - Any Warranted Part which is not scheduted for replacement as required maintenance or which is scheduled only for reguiar inspection to the effect of " repair or replace as necessary " shall be warranted as to defects for the warranty period . Any Warranted Part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance shall be warranted as to defects only for the period of time up to the first scheduled replacement for that part . Any replacement part that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in the performance of any maintenance or repairs . The owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance , as defined in the Operator's Manual . 6 . Consequential Coverage - - Coverage hereunder shall extend to the failure of any engine components caused by the failure of any Warranted Part still under warranty . 2
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CONTENTS Section Section Page Page Vl Emission Control Systems Warranty . . . 2 Off - Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 VII Tractor and Deck Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Mowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Optional Equipment and Accessories . 47 Maintenance Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Product Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 To The Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Lubrication Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Calling Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Lubrication Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Recording Model & Serial Number . . . . . . 8 I Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Slope Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 II Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 III Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Warranty - - Commercial Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 IV Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Warranty - - Residential Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6590 V Mower Deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Maintenance Parts Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRACTOR AND DECK PREPARATION 3 . 1 . ATTACHING THE CHUTE DEFLECTOR Positon the deflector assembly to align the holes of its hinge bracket with the two hex cap screws and For shipping purposes , the mulching plug has been in - slide the hinge bracket onto the screws . Secure stalled in the mower deck . The mulching plug must be with the two bell washers and hex nuts . removed to install the chute deflector assembly . NOTE : The crowned ( rounded ) surface of the washers go toward the hex nuts . , WARNING 4 . Refer to SECTION V - MOWER DECK when re - installing the mulching plug . Do not operate the mower deck , even with the mulching plug installed , unless the chute defelector has been properly installed . 2 . CONNECT THE BATTERY 1 . Remove the wing nut and carriage bolt securing the mulching plug to the deck and withdraw the plug , WARNING from the discharge opening of the deck . Battery posts , terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds . Wash hands after handling . " _ WASHERS The tractor is shipped with an activated sealed battery . The positive battery cable is factory connected . The negative cable must be connected . Note : Make sure the ignition switch is in the " OFF " po - sition before attaching the battery cables . CARRIAGE DEFLECTOR 1 . Pull the protective cap off the negative terminal of BOLT _ . 4 HEX CAP the battery , and remove the hex cap screw and nut from the free end of the negative battery cable . _ SCREWS 2 . MULCHING Connect the negative battery cable ( heavy black ) WING NUT - _ ' ! _ PLUG and ground wire ( green ) to negative terminal ( - - ) of the battery using the hex cap screw and nut . 3 . Slide the black teminal cover over the negative 2 . Remove the two hex nuts and bell washers from terminal of the battery . the hex cap screws installed in the deck at the chute opening . 3
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WARNING The engine exhaust , some of its constituents , and certain vehicle components contain or emit 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 - - A ' _ 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 , _ k 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 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 . influence of alcohol or drugs . Remove obstacles such as rocks , limbs , etc . 15 . Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing Watch for holes , ruts or bumps . Uneven terrain could roadways . overturn the machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . 16 . Use extra care when loading or unloading the Use slow speed . Choose a low enough gear so that machine into a trailer or truck . This unit should not you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope . Al - be driven up or down a ramp onto a trailer or truck ways keep the machine in gear when going down under power , because the unit could tip over slopes to take advantage of engine braking action . causing serious personal injury . The unit must be Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel pushed manually on a ramp to load or unload weights or counterweights to improve stability . properly . Use extra care with grass catchers or other attach - 17 . Never make a cutting height adjustment while the ments . These can change the stability of the machine . engine is running if the operator must dismount to do so . Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual . Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction . 18 . Wear sturdy , rough - soled work shoes and close - Rapid engagement or braking could cause the front of fitting slacks and shirts . Do not wear loose fitting the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards , clothes or jewelry . They can be caught in moving which could cause serious injury . parts . Never operate a unit in bare feet , sandals or sneakers . Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If the tires lose traction , disengage the blades and proceed slowly 19 . Check overhead clearance carefully before straight down the slope . driving under power lines , wires , bridges or low hanging tree branches , before entering or leaving DO NOT : buildings , or in any other situation where the Do not turn on slopes unless necessary ; then , turn operator may be struck or pulled from the unit , slowly and gradually downhill , if possible . which could result in serious injury . Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches or embankments . 20 . Disengage all attachment clutches , thoroughly The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over depress the brake pedal and shift into neutral the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge caves in . before attempting to start the engine . Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced traction could 21 . Your mower is designed to cut normal residential cause sliding . grass of a height no more than 10 " . Do not attempt to mow through unusually tall , dry grass Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot ( e . g . pasture ) or piles of dry leaves . Debris may on the ground . build up on the mower deck or contact the engine Do not use the grass catcher on steep slopes . exhaust presenting a potential fire hazard . 22 . Use only accessories approved for this machine 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 than 4 . Never carry children , even with the blades off . 15 ° as shown on the slope gauge , do not operate this Children may fall off and be seriously injured or unit on that area or serious injury could result . may 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 . Repair the damage before restarting and parentaslupervisionandproperinstruction . operating the mower . 6 . Useextracarewhenapproachingblindcorners , shrubs , treesor otherobjectsthat mayobscure 9 . Grass catcher components are subject to wear , yourvisionofa childorotherhazard . damage and deterioration , which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown . For 7 . Removethe key when the machineis left your safety protection , frequently check the unattendetdo preventunauthorizeodperation . components and replace with manufacturer's _ li 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 . 11 . Check brake operation frequently . Adjust and a . Use only an approved container . 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 . _ WARNING - YOUR RESPONSIBILITY : Restrict the use of this power machine to persons who 6
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PRODUCTGRAPHICS ing , painted over or can no longer be read . Replace - ment safety graphics are available through your Keepproducst afetygraphics ( decalsc ) lean . sReplace - dealer . anysafetygraphicthatisdamagedd , estroyedm , is WARNING SAFETY GRAPHIC - LOCATED ON LEFT SIDE OF MOWER DECK DEFLECTOR and SAFETY GRAPHIC - LOCATED ON RIGHT SIDE OF DECK GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING - LOCATED ON RIGHT SIDE OF RUNNING BOARD 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 This Operator's Manual is an important part of your new tractor . The information contained in this manual has been prepared in detail to help you better understand the features , correct operation , adjustments , and maintenance of your tractor . The performance and dependability of this tractor rely greatly on the manner in which it is operated and maintained . Therefore , it is recommended that all operators of the tractor carefully read this manual and fully under - stand its operation . Also keep the manual available for reference to ensure proper operation , and that maintenance procedures are performed as scheduled to assure the tractor's optimal mechanical condition . NOTE : All references to LEFT , RIGHT , FRONT , and REAR , unless specifically stated otherwise , indicate that rela - tive position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the operator's seat . CAUTION : DO NOT tow your Model LT 2180 tractor . Towing may damage the transmission . Place the tractor on a LEVEL SURFACE before pulling the transmission release lever to the disengaged position . Your local authorized Cub Cadet dealer is interested in the performance you receive from your tractor , and with the maintenance needed to ensure the satisfactory operation of your tractor . The dealer has trained service personnel familiar with the latest servicing information , is equipped with the latest tools , and has a complete line of genuine Cub Cadet service parts which assure proper fit and high quality . CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine - related issues with regards to performance , power - rating , and specifications . If you have difficulties with the tractor and / or equipment ; have any questions regarding the operation or maintenance of this equipment ; or desire additional information not found in this manual , contact your nearest authorized Cub Cadet dealer . If you need assistance in locating a dealer in your area , contact the Customer Dealer Referral Line by calling : 1 - 877 - 282 - 8684 Or you may contact Cub Cadet via the internet by logging on to our Web Site at : www . cubcadet . com To obtain top performance and assure economical operation , the tractor should be inspected by your authorized dealer periodically or at least once a year , depending on its hours of use . Before calling your dealer , make sure that you have your model number ( s ) and manufacturing date available for the dealer . RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION Product identification plates are provided for major components of your tractor . The numbers on these plates are important if your tractor should require dealer service , or if you need additional information on your tractor . Prior to using your tractor for the first time , record the numbers from the identification plates in the appropriate spaces pro - vided below . 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 . The engine serial number decal ( See Figure 2 ) is located on the engine blower housing . Hood Model Factory Model No . Mfg . Date Delivery Date Engine Model / Type Code . XXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX Model Number Mfg . Date ine Label p O . BOX 36 " 113 " 1 _ N _ / . cubcadet . cot n CLE3 / E [ J _ ND , OH 44136 DEALER LOCATOR pHONE NUMBER _ 877 - 282 = 8684 i Figure 1 Figure 2 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 K H 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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E . THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER A . LOW OIL INDICATOR 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 . 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 ( C ) ) 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 _ 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 - 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 press down on the pedal to start moving forward . The ADJUSTMENT _ 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 Ill . 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 Ill . 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 . in the " 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 . 3 . 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 3 . 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 SIDE PANEL " RETAINER WITH TAPERED GUIDE GRILLE GROOVEIN DASH PANEL GRASP Figure 8 13
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SECTION II . OPERATION 6 . Check the tire inflation pressures . 7 . Adjust the seat for operator's maximum comfort , WARNING visibility and for maintaining complete control of the tractor . Receive Instruction - Read the operator's 8 . Remove the side panels and clean any manual . Learn to operate this machine SAFELY . Don't risk INJURY or DEATH . accumulated grass and debris from the engine air inlet screen . Also clean the dash air intake 1 . Before starting the engine or beginning operation , screen , grille and side panels to ensure adequate be familiar with the controls . The operator must be cooling . seated , the PTO switch in the " OFF " position and 9 . Refer to the various sections of the Owner's the brake pedal fully depressed . Manual for additional information . 2 . Keep all shields in place . Keep away from moving parts . STARTING THE ENGINE 3 . NO RIDERS ! Keep all people and pets a safe distance away . Look behind to both sides before backing up . WARNING 4 . DO NOT direct the mower discharge at people . 5 . Avoid slopes . Tractors can be rolled over . For personal safety , the operator must be sitting in the tractor seat when starting the engine . 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 . Wait for all WARNING movement to stop before servicing or cleaning . 7 . Do not fill the fuel tank when the engine is running This unit is equipped with a safety inerlock or while the engine is hot . Tighten the fuel cap system designed for the protection of the securely . operator . Do not operate the tractor if any part BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR of the interlock system is malfunctioning . Periodically check the functions of the interlock 1 . Before you operate the tractor , study this manual system for proper operation as described carefully . It has been prepared to help you operate below : and maintain your tractor with utmost efficiency . 2 . Familiarize yourself with the operations of all the The safety interlock system prevents the en - instruments and controls . gine from cranking or starting unless the brake pedal is fully depressed and the PTO 3 . This engine is certified to operate on unleaded clutch engagement switch is in the " OFF " po - gasoline . Fill the fuel tank with only clean , fresh , sition . unleaded gasoline with a minimum of 85 octane . Do not mix oil with gasoline . Purchase fuel in a The safety interlock system will automatical - quantity that can be used within 30 days to assure ly shut off the engine if the operator leaves fuel freshness . the seat before engaging the brake pedal lock . In countries other than the U . S . A . , leaded gasoline may be used if it is commercially available and un - • The safety interlock system will automatical - leaded is not available . ly disengage the PTO if the reverse control pedal is pressed down with the PTO in the NOTE : Some fuels , called oxygenated or reformulated " RUN " position . To re - engage the PTO , re - gasolines , are gasoline blended with alcohols or lease the reverse control pedal , move the ethers . Excessive amounts of these blends can dam - PTO switch into the " OFF " position and then age the fuel system or cause performance problems . engage the PTO while seated . Do not use gasoline which contains Methanol . If any • The safety interlock system will automatical - undesirable operating symptoms occur , use gasoline ly shut off the tractor engine if the operator with a lower percentage of alcohol or ether . leaves the seat with the PTO in the " RUN " 4 . Check the engine and transmission oil levels . position . 5 . Clean the air cleaner element if necessary . 14
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1 . TRACTOR BREAK - IN PROCEDURE Operator must be sitting in the tractor seat . 2 . Pull choke control knob to full choke position . Less choking may be necessary due to variations in temperature , grade of fuel , etc . Little or no CAUTION choking will be needed when the engine is warm . Never operate a new engine immediately 3 . Move the throttle lever to the " FAST " position . under full load . Break it in carefully as shown 4 . Place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position . in the table below . 5 . Fully depress the brake pedal . 6 . Turn the ignition key clockwise to the " START " Engine eThrottler Control Lev position and release it as soon as the engine Period Position Load starts ; however , do not crank the engine continuously for more than 5 seconds at a time . If 1 / 2 314 Full the engine does not start within this time , turn the 1st hour X None key " OFF " and wait a minute to allow the engine's X Light drawbar load starter motor to cool , then try again . or 2nd hour X Mowing with tractor 7 . After the engine starts , slowly release the brake at slow groundspeed pedal . As the engine warms up , gradually push X Medium drawbar the choke control knob all the way in . Do not use load 3rd throughr the choke to enrich the fuel mixture , except as 12th hou or necessary to start the engine . X Normal mowing I NOTE COLD WEATHER STARTING This engine is designed to give maximum performance and service life if operated with the choke fully open and the throttle in the " FAST " WARNING position . To open the choke fully requires an engine warmup period of several seconds to Engine exhaust gases are dangerous . Do not several minutes , depending on the outdoor run the engine in a confined area such as a temperature . storage building any longer than is necessary . After starting the engine , push in the choke Immediately move the tractor outdoors . control until the engine begins to run smoothly . As the engine warms and begins to run roughly , continue to push in the choke control as necessary to keep the engine running smoothly until the choke is fully depressed . Operating WARNING equipment during engine warmup is not recommended . For personal safety , the operator must be sitting in the tractor seat before starting the tractor . STOPPING THE ENGINE 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 en - Remove the key from the ignition switch to gine as follows : prevent accidental starting or battery discharge if the equipment is left unattended . 1 . Pull the choke all the way out to full choke position . 2 . Move the throttle control lever to the " FAST " Place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position . Move the throttle control lever between the " MID " and " FAST " position . positions . Wait a moment to allow the engine speed to 3 . Place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position . stabilize , then turn the ignition key to the " OFF " posi - tion . Remove the key from the ignition switch . 4 . Fully depress the brake pedal . 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 5 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 in . the tractor is in motion . Use the brake pedal to 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 be - happens , wait a minute to allow the starter hind 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 while slowly pulling the choke out to a position NOTE that will allow the engine to start . Gradually The cruise control feature can only be operated adjust the choke as needed to keep the engine in the forward direction . running until warmed up , then push the choke control all the way in . a . Slowly depress the forward control pedal until the desired speed is achieved . DRIVING THE TRACTOR b . Lightly push the cruise control lever downward as far as possible and hold in this position . CAUTION C . While continuing to hold the cruise lever down , lift your foot from the forward control pedal Avoid sudden starts , excessive speed and ( you should feel the cruise latch engage ) . sudden stops . d . If properly engaged , the cruise lever and for - ward control pedal should lock in the down po - sition , and the tractor will maintain the same CAUTION forward speed . 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 pedal and engaging the brake pedal lock . If Depress the brake pedal to disengage the leaving the tractor unattended , also turn the cruise control and stop the tractor . ignition key off and remove the key . Lightly depress the forward control pedal . 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 To change to the reverse direction when oper - lock and let the pedal up . Move the throttle lever to ating with cruise control , depress the brake the position where the engine operates best for the pedal to disengage the cruise control and stop load to be handled . the tractor ; then depress the reverse control pedal . 2 . Driving with forward or reverse pedals . 16
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DRIVINGONSLOPES 1 . Start and run the engine a few minutes to warm up . RefertotheSLOPEGAUGEonpage55to helpdeter - 2 . With the mowing deck , snow thrower , etc . installed mineslopeswhereyoumaynotoperatesafely . 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 every 10 feet ) . The tractor could overturn and ten 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 . mounds , ruts , stumps or other surface irregularities 4 . The operator must remain in the tractor seat at all which could cause the tractor to be upset . times . If the operator should leave the seat without turning off the power take - off switch , the Back the tractor with implement up the steepest portion tractor's engine will shut off . of each slope you intend to work . If the tractor cannot negotiate the slope in reverse , the slope is too steep to 5 . The PTO clutch cannot be operated when the be worked . tractor is driving in the reverse direction . The PTO Avoid turns when driving on a slope . If a turn must be switch must in the " OFF " position when the made , turn down the slope . Turning up a slope greatly reverse control pedal is depressed , or the PTO increases the chance of a roll over . clutch will automatically disengage . To re - engage the PTO clutch , release the reverse control pedal , Avoid stopping when driving up a slope . If it is neces - move the PTO switch to the " OFF " position , then sary to stop while driving up a slope , start up smoothly again pull the switch to the " RUN " position . and carefully to reduce the possibility of flipping the tractor over backward . DRAWBAR STOPPING THE TRACTOR Drawbar type equipment must be hitched to the tractor only at the hitch hole in the drawbar ( See Figure 9 ) . CAUTION 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 ) , en - gage the brake pedal lock , disengage the PTO , turn the ignition switch to " OFF ' " and remove the key from the switch before dismounting . OPERATING THE POWER TAKE - OFF ( PTO ) CLUTCH DRAWBAR HITCH HOLE Before operating the new clutch under load ( mowing grass , etc . ) , perform the following break - in procedure : Figure 9 17
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SECTION III . ADJUSTMENTS This section contains adjustment information for the To adjust the braking force , refer to Figure 11 and Model LT 2180 tractor . Adjustment information for the proceed as follows : 42 - inch deck is located in Section V - Mower Deck 1 . Place the tractor on a level surface with the brake beginning on page 33 . pedal lock disengaged . Stop the tractor engine and remove the ignition key . ADJUSTING THE SEAT 2 . While working from the underside of the tractor , facing the threaded end of the rod : WARNING Remove the internal cotter pin from the brake Do not adjust the seat when the tractor is rod adjustment ferrule and disconnect the fer - rule from the brake cam . moving . Adjusting the seat while the tractor is moving could cause the operator to lose control Loosen the hex jam nut from against the ferrule . of the tractor . To increase the braking force - - Before starting the tractor , adjust the seat forward or Turn the ferrule clockwise ( inward ) one full turn at a time until the ferrule can be inserted into the rearward to the most comfortable driving position . To reposition the seat , move the seat adjustment lever brake cam while applying a minimal tension on ( see Figure 10 ) upward and slide the seat forward or the spring . rearward . Release the adjustment lever when the seat To decrease the braking force - - is comfortably positioned . Gently rock the seat forward Turn the ferrule counterclockwise ( outward ) one or rearward to be sure the seat is locked in place . full turn at a time until the ferrule can be inserted into the brake cam while applying a minimal tension on the spring . 3 , Turn the ferrule counterclockwise ( outward ) one full turn to release the slight spring tension . Tighten the jam nut against the ferrule , then insert the ferrule into the brake cam and secure with the intenal cotter pin . BRAKE CAM ADJUSTMENT \ \ LEVER INTERNAL COTTER PIN Figure 10 ROD ADJUSTING THE BRAKES SPRING 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 remove the ignition key . Pull and lock the transmission release lever in the " TRANSMISSION RELEASED " position . Perform the following checks : Figure 11 . Viewed from top ( fender off ) . 1 . Engage the brake pedal lock . If the tractor can be pushed forward or rearward , the braking force must be increased . Recheck the brake adjustment to ensure proper brake operation before operating the tractor . If brake rod 2 . Release the brake pedal lock . If the tractor cannot adjustment does not correct the problem , see your be pushed forward or rearward , the braking force authorized Cub Cadet dealer . must be decreased . 18
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WHEEL ALIGNMENT 5 . Disconnect the front ball joints from the steering arms by removing the hex lock nuts ( Refer to The front wheels should toe - in approximately 1 / 8 to Figure 13 ) . Manually move each wheel to achieve 1 / 4 inch , as measured across dimensions A and B the required toe - in and equal D measurements . shown in Figure 12 . 6 . Loosen the jam nuts from the ball joints ( See Figure 13 ) . PERPENDICULAR LOWER TO FRAME STEERING BALL JOINT ARM JAM NUT 9 A TIE ROD rI L / I ' HEX I = NUT D I L \ , STEERING _ I " B " 1 \ ARM \ { 1 / 8 " TO 1 / 4 " LESS THAN A ) Figure 13 Figure 12 . Viewed from beneath the tractor . 7 . Making sure not to move the lower steering arm or either wheel , turn the ball joint in or out on each tie FRONT WHEEL ADJUSTMENT rod as necessary to align with the hole in each steering arm . 8 . WARNING Reinstall the ball joints in the steering arms and secure with the hex lock nuts . Tighten the jam nuts Place the tractor on a firm and level surface . against the ball joints . To adjust the toe - in , proceed as follows : PIVOT BAR ADJUSTMENT 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 wheels ; preferably the inner bead flange of the The tractor should be checked every 50 hours wheel rims . of operation for play between the frame axle 3 , Rotate the wheels to position the marks at the front channel and the pivot axle . horizontal diameter of the wheels , then measure the distance between the marks and the bottom Check and adjust the pivot axle as follows : edges of the tractor frame channels ( See 1 . Raise the front ot the tractor and set it on jack measurement D in Figure 12 ) . These two stands , so the front wheels are suspended above measurements should be equal . the ground . 4 , While holding the steering arms to prevent the steering knuckles from moving , rotate the marks to the rear horizontal diameter . Measure the distance CAUTION between the marks and the frame ( See measurement C in Figure 12 ) . Measurement D For safety , block the rear wheels to prevent the tractor from rolling and tipping or sliding the jack should be approximately 1 / 16 to 1 / 8 inch less than measurement C on each side of the tractor . stands . 19
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2 . Pivottheendsoftheaxleupanddowntocheckforts bindingI . ftheaxleisbindingl , oosenthelocknu WARNING ( SeeFigure14 ) untilbindingiseliminated . 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 3 . Carefully start the tractor engine and release the parking brake . Observe both rear wheels for rotation in either direction . 3 . 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 . 2O
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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 ) 9 Figure 15 . ADJUSTING LIFT ASSIST SPRING TENSION Adjusting the Control Rod The effort required to operate the implement lift handle After completing the previous steps ( 1 thru 4 ) for can be varied by loosening or tightening the lift assist checking neutral setting , adjust the control rod ( See spring adjusting bolt ( See Figure 16 ) . The bolt can be Figure 15 ) as follows : accessed from the rear of the tractor , inside the left rear wheel . Turning the adjusting bolt clockwise will decrease the manual effort required for lifting I NOTE attachments ; turning counterclockwise will increase The brake pedal lock MUST be engaged to the effort needed to lift the attachment . properly adjust the control rod . 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 . 3 . 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 stands and lower the tractor . Figure 16 21
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CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS 2 . With the engine running , place the throttle control in the " SLOW " position . 3 . Rotate the carburetor throttle lever against the idle WARNING speed screw and hold it ( See Figure 17 ) . When making adjustments to the carburetor 4 . Turn the idle speed screw to obtain 1300 to 1500 while the engine is running , disengage the PTO RPM . clutch and engage the brake pedal lock . Keep 5 . While still holding the carburetor throttle lever clear of all moving parts and be careful of all hot against the idle speed screw , turn the idle mixture surfaces . Carbon monoxide fumes can be fatal ! valve screw ( with limiter cap ) midway between Do not make any adjustments to the carburetor limits . in a confined area such as a storage building . Readjust the idle speed to 1200 RPM . Release the Move the tractor outside into the open air . carburetor throttle lever . Move the throttle control to the The carburetor on the engine is low emission . The high " FAST " position . The engine should accelerate idle is set at the factory and cannot be adjusted . The smoothly . If it does not , readjust the idle mixture valve carburetor is equipped with an idle speed adjustment slightly counterclockwise . DO NOT remove the limiter screw , and an idle mixture valve that has an adjust - cap . DO NOT force beyond the limit . ment limiter which allows some adjustment . IDLE If the engine does not operate properly and the SPEED problem appears to be fuel system related , check the SCREW following areas before adjusting the carburetor : Refer to MAINTENANCE section . Check for fuel in fuel tank Check fuel cap vent for blockage Check fuel line for pinched or obstructed areas Check for fuel filter blockage Check for a clogged air filter If , however , the engine is hard - starting or runs roughly or stalls at low idle speed , it may be necessary to adjust or service the carburetor . Minor carburetor THROTTLE IDLE LEVER MIXTURE adjustment may also be needed to compensate for VALVE LIMITER differences in fuel , temperature or altitude . CAP The air filter element and cover plate must be assem - bled to the carburetor when running the engine . Figure 17 I NOTE NOTE Carburetor adjustments should be made only Engines operated at approximately 3000 to after the engine has warmed up . 5000 feet ( 900 to 1500 meters ) above sea level may require a high altitude carburetor main jet . Adjust the carburetor idle fuel mixture as follows : If erratic performance is observed , contact your 1 . Start the engine and warm up approximately 5 Authorized Engine Dealer for a high altitude minutes before adjusting . main jet . 22
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Control Adjustments To adjust the throttle control , remove the air cleaner . Move the the throttle control to the " FAST " position . To adjust the choke control , remove the air cleaner . The swivel should be against the throttle stop ( See Fig - Move the choke control to the full choke position . The ure 19 ) . If not , loosen the casing clamp screw . Move carburetor choke should be completely closed ( See the casing and wire in the direction shown by the arrow Figure 18 ) . If not , loosen the casing clamp screw . until the swivel is against the throttle stop . Tighten the casing clamp screw and replace the air cleaner . Move the casing , wire and engine choke lever in the direction shown until the choke is completely closed . Tighten the casing clamp screw and replace the air SWIVEL cleaner . CHOKEED CLOS WIRE AND CASING CASING CLAMP THROTTLE SCREW STOP Figure 19 CASING CLAMP SCREW The adjustable governor control was set at the factory . If adjustment is required , consult your Authorized Cub Cadet Service Dealer . Figure 18 23
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SECTION IV . MAINTENANCE ENGINE OIL The engine oil must be drained and replaced with new NOTE oil after the firsr 5 to 8 hours of engine operation and then after every 50 hours of operation . Check the oil level only while the engine is stopped and the tractor is level . To aid starting , the selection of crankcase lubricating oils should be based on the lowest anticipated temperatures until the next scheduled oil change . Use high quality detergent Engine Oil meeting API OIL LEVEL Service Classification SG , SH , SJ or higher . For oil change intervals of 50 hours , use the following oil viscosity chart to determine the correct oil to use in the engine . OIL VISCOSTY CHART . 20 ° C . 10 ° C 0 ° C 10 ° C 20 ° 0 3000 400C / . 4OF 14OF 320F 50 ° F 680F 86 ° F 104 ° F Figure 20 Using multt grade oils ( 5W - 30 , 10W - 30 ) in temperatures above 40 ° F ( 4 ° C ) will increase oil consumption . Check the oil more when using them . f ¢ _ o o CAUTION Use of SAE 30 oil in temperatures below 40 F ( 4 C ) will result in hard starting and possible engine bore damage due to inadequate lubrication . The dipstick must be inserted securely in the dipstick tube when the engine is operating . Severe engine damage could result from failure Regularly check the oil level of the engine crankcase to to do so . see that it is filled to the correct level . Always keep the oil level up to the " FULL " mark on the dipstick . When ADDING OIL checking the oil level , the engine should be cold , the dipstick must be withdrawn and wiped clean , then pushed fully into the tube before being withdrawn for a CAUTION true reading . Never overfill the engine crankcase . The engine CHECKING THE OIL LEVEL may overheat and ! or damage may result if the Before each use , the oil level of the engine crankcase crankcase is below the " LOW " mark or over the should be checked to see that it is filled to the correct " FULL " mark on the dipstick . For best results , fill level . Close monitoring of the oil level during the first 10 to the " FULL " mark on the dipstick as opposed hours of operation of the engine is especially to adding a given quantity of oil . Always check important . Before checking the oil level , clean the area the level on the dipstick before adding more oil . around the oil level dipstick to prevent debris from Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information entering the crankcase . Always keep the oil level up to regarding the proper type of oil to add to the the " FULL " mark on the dipstick ( See Figure 20 ) . When crankcase . checking the oil level , the engine must be cold , the dipstick must be withdrawn and wiped clean , then 1 . Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the pushed fully into the tube before being withdrawn for a brake pedal lock . Stop the tractor engine and true reading . remove the ignition key . 24
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2 . Clean the area around the oil filler cap to prevent The oil filter is located behind the left side panel and is debris from entering the crankcase . See Figure 21 . mounted on the engine ( See Figure 22 ) . OIL CAP Figure 21 FILTER 3 . Unscrew the oil filler cap from the right valve cover DRAIN and SLOWLY pour in oil ( See Figure 21 ) . Fill the VALVE crankcase until the oil level reaches the " FULL " mark on the dipstick ( Refer to Figure 20 ) . PLASTIC TUBING CAP 4 . Reinstall the oil filler cap by screwing it securely into the valve cover . Figure 22 CAUTION Run the engine for a few minutes to allow the oil in the crankcase to warm up . Warm oil will flow more freely The oil filler cap must be tightened securely into the valve cover at all times when the and carry away more of the engine sediment which may have settled at the bottom of the crankcase . Use engine is operating . Severe engine damage could result from failure to do so . care to avoid bums from hot oil . While the engine oil is warm , proceed as follows : DRAINING OIL AND REPLACING OIL FILTER The engine oil should be changed after the first 5 to 8 hours of operation . Then oil should be changed after NOTE every 50 hours of operation . A 12 inch length of flexible tubing is supplied in the owner's manual package and should be used to drain the engine oil . WARNING 1 . Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the If the tractor has recently been operated , the brake pedal lock . Stop the tractor engine and engine and surrounding areas may be hot . Use remove the ignition key . caution not to burn yourself when removing the side panels , draining the oil from the crankcase , 2 . Clean around the base of the oil filter , the oil filler and changing the oil filter . cap , and the dipstick tube to prevent debris from entering the crankcase . I NOTE 3 . Unseat the plastic dust cap from the engine oil drain valve . To prevent loss of the cap , do not The oil filter should be changed at every oil remove the cap's retaining ring from the drain change interval . The filters can be obtained valve ( Refer to Figure 22 ) . Remove the dipstick . through your Cub Cadet dealer under part number BS - 492932 . 4 . Attach the flexible tubing ( supplied in owner's Refer to the MAINTENANCE CHART and the manual package ) to the drain valve . Place an LUBRICATION TABLE for information regarding the appropriate container below the open end of the frequency of required oil changes and the quantity and tubing to collect the old oil . type of oil needed . 25
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5 . 4 . To open the drain valve , push it slightly inward and Securely screw the oil filler cap into the valve turn it counterclockwise until it stops , then pull it cover and the dipstick into the tube . outward . Allow the old oil to completely drain from the engine crankcase into the container below . CAUTION 6 . Remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise using an automotive type filter wrench to loosen . The oil fill cap and dipstick must be tightened 7 . Push the drain valve it inward , turn clockwise until securely when the engine is operating . it stops and then release it to close the valve . Severe engine damage could result from failure to do so . 8 . Remove the flexible tubing from the drain valve . Clean the tubing and store in a safe place for future 5 . Start the tractor engine and allow it to run for 30 use . seconds , then stop the engine and remove the 9 . Clean the drain valve and push the plastic dust cap ignition key . onto the valve . 6 . Check the oil level and add oil if necessary , do not 10 . Apply a light coating of clean oil on the gasket of overfill the engine crankcase . the new oil filter . Thread the filter on by hand until 7 . Check the oil filter and drain valve for leaks . the gasket contacts the oil filter adapter , then tighten the filter an additional 1 / 2 to 3 / 4 turn . CHECKING TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL Refer to FILLING THE CRANKCASE and to the LUBRICATION TABLE then refill the crankcase with the quantity and type of oil specified . NOTE Check the oil level only while the engine is stopped and the tractor is level . FILLING THE CRANKCASE Check the oil level of the transmission case before each use to see that it is filled to the correct level . d lbC AUTION Before checking the transmission oil level , clean the area around the oil fill plug / dipstick to prevent debris Never overfill the engine crankcase . The engine from entering the transmission case . Always keep the may overheat and / or damage may result if the oil level between the " FULL " and the " ADD " marks on crankcase is below the " LOW " mark or over the the dipstick ( See Figure 23 ) . When checking the oil " FULL " mark on the dipstick . For best results , fill level , the dipstick must be withdrawn and wiped clean , to the " FULL " mark on the dipstick as opposed then inserted all the way before being withdrawn for a to adding a given quantity of oil . Always check true reading . the level on the dipstick before adding more oil . Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information regarding the oil capacity and the proper type of oil to OPERATING pour into the crankcase . RANGE 1 . Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the brake pedal lock . Stop the tractor engine and remove the ignition key . TRANSMISSION 2 . Clean the area around the oil filler cap and the dipstick to prevent debris from entering the crankcase . 3 . Remove the oil filler cap from the valve cover and SLOWLY pour in oil . The oil capacity is approximately 1 - 1 / 2 quarts . Fill the crankcase until the oil level reaches the " FULL " mark on the dipstick ( Refer to Figure 20 ) . Figure 23 26
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ADDING TRANSMISSION OIL 1 . Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the brake pedal lock . Stop the tractor engine and remove the ignition key . CAUTION 2 . Clean the area around the transmission drain plug Never overfill the transmission case . Damage to prevent debris from entering the transmission or leakage may result if the oil level in the case . Remove the drain plug and allow the transmission case is below the " ADD " mark or transmission oil to drain into a clean container over the " FULL " mark of the dipstick . For best having a capacity of more than 7 quarts . Reinstall results , fill to the " FULL " mark on the dipstick as the drain plug ( Refer to Figure 24 ) . opposed to adding a given quantity of oil . Always check the level on the dipstick before adding more oil . Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information © © regarding the proper type of oil to add to the transmission case . 1 . Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the brake pedal lock . Stop the tractor engine and remove the ignition key . 2 . Clean the area around the oil fill plug / dipstick to prevent debris from entering the transmission case . 3 . Remove the oil fill plug / dipstick from the oil fill port and SLOWLY pour oil into the oil fill port . Fill the transmission case until the oil level reaches the TRANSMISSION " FULL " mark on the dipstick ( Refer to Figure 23 ) . DRAIN PLUG 4 . Reinstall the oil fill plug / dipstick securely into the oil fill port . Figure 24 d lbC AUTION CAUTION The oil fill plug / dipstick must be installed If the transmission oil is to be re - used , cover the securely into the fill port at all times when container holding the drained oil to prevent the engine is operating . contamination . Contaminated transmission oil can damage the hydro transmission . HYDROSTATIC DRIVE OIL FILTER 3 . Clean around the base of the transmission oil filter and remove the filter by turning it counterclockwise AUTION ( Refer to Figure 25 ) . Never overfill the transmission case . Damage or leakage may result if the oil level in the transmission case is below the " ADD " mark or over the " FULL " mark of the dipstick . For best results , fill to the " FULL " mark on the dipstick as opposed to adding a given quantity of oil . Always check the level on the dipstick before adding more oil . Refer to the MAINTENANCE CHART for information regarding the frequency of the hydrostatic transmission oil filter replacement . The filter can be obtained through your Cub Cadet dealer under the part number 923 - 3014 . TRANSMISSION Refer to the LUBRICATION TABLE for information OIL FILTER regarding the oil capacity and the proper type of oil to pour into the transmission case . Figure 25 27
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4 . Apply a light coating of clean transmission oil to the gasket of the new filter . Install the filter by turning it clockwise , by hand , until the gasket contacts the filter base on the transmission housing ; then tighten the filter an additional 1 / 2 turn . 5 . Clean the area around the transmission oil fill PLATE plug / dipstick to prevent debris from entering the transmission case . ELEMENT 6 . Remove the oil fill plug / dipstick from the oil fill port and SLOWLY pour oil into the oil fill port . Fill the PRE - CLEANER transmission case until the oil level reaches the " FULL " mark on the dipstick ( Refer to 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 Figure 26 . Air Cleaner Assembly . and re - check the oil level in the transmission case . 4 . Reinstall the foam precleaner over the paper element . CAUTION 5 . Reinstall the air cleaner cover and reattach the cover clips to both sides of the air cleaner body . The oil fill plug / dipstick must be installed securely into the fill port at all times when Servicing the Paper Element the engine is operating . Every 100 hours of operation ( more often under extremely dusty or dirty conditions ) , inspect the paper AIR CLEANER element . Replace the element as necessary . Check the air cleaner daily or before starting the 1 . Unhook the clips on both sides of the air cleaner engine . Check for loose or damaged components and cover and remove the air cleaner cover ( See check the condition of the filter element . Remove any Figure 26 ) . buildup of dirt and debris in the air cleaner housing . 2 . Remove the foam precleaner by sliding it up off the paper element ( See Figure 26 ) . I NOTE 3 . Remove the knob and element cover plate , then Operating the engine with loose or damaged air carefully lift out the paper air filter element to cleaner components will allow unfiltered air into prevent debris from entering the carburetor . the carburetor , causing extensive wear and 4 . Do not wash the paper element or use pressurized eventual failure of the engine . air , as this will damage the element . Replace a dirty , bent or damaged element . Handle new Servicing the Precleaner elements carefully ; do not use if the sealing Wash the foam precleaner after every 25 hours of surfaces are bent or damaged . operation ( more often under extremely dusty or dirty 5 . When servicing the air cleaner , check the air conditions ) . cleaner body . Make sure it is secured and not bent 1 . Unhook the clips on both sides of the air cleaner or damaged . Also check the element cover plate cover and remove the air cleaner cover ( See for damage or improper fit . Replace all damaged Figure 26 ) . air cleaner components . 2 . Remove the foam precleaner by sliding it up off the 6 . Reinstall the paper element , foam precleaner , paper element ( See Figure 26 ) . cover plate and knob . Reinstall the air cleaner 3 . Wash the precleaner in warm water with cover and reattach the cover clips to both sides of detergent . Rinse the precleaner thoroughly until all the air cleaner body . traces of the detergent are eliminated . Squeeze Properly cleaned and installed air cleaner elements out ( do not wring ) excess water in a dry cloth . significantly contribute to prolonging engine life . Allow the precleaner to air dry . 28
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CLEANING ENGINE This tractor has an air - cooled engine . Air must be able to circulate freely around the engine through the flywheel screen , through the cooling shrouds and over the fins of the cylinder head and cylinder block ( See Figure 27 ) . Keep these areas free of accumulated dirt and debris to keep the engine from overheating and possibly causing extensive engine damage . Regularly clean the inside of the side panels , dash intake screen CLEAN and grille to ensure adequate cooling . If debris has accumulated inside the cooling shrouds , the blower Figure 28 housing and cooling shrouds should be removed and the cooling fins cleaned . CAUTION Keep the muffler area clean . Before running the I NOTE engine , clean the muffler area to remove all This machine is designed to cool properly with combustible debris . Inspect the muffler area often the side panels in place . Operating without the when mowing during the Fall season panels could cause premature accumulation of dirt and debris on the engine , resulting in SPARK PLUG inadequate cooling . WARNING To avoid possible injury , be sure the engine is off and has cooled before making any adjustments or repairs . NOTE CLEAN Remove all dirt from around the spark plug before removing . Always use a spark plug wrench to remove the spark plugs Check the spark plug gap and clean the plug yearly . Replace a worn plug with a new plug . Set the spark plug gap at . 030 inch ( See Figure 29 ) . Tighten the plug to 10 - 15 ft - lbs . See your authorized dealer for the correct replacement plug . CLEAN . 030 in . gap _ Figure 27 To assure smooth operation , keep the governor linkage , springs and controls free of debris ( See Figure 28 ) . Figure 29 29
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FUEL FILTER 5 . With the terminals pointing upward , align the tab of the socket with the notch of the reflector . Push the socket inward and turn as follows to lock : WARNING Left headlight - - appoximately 1 / 4 turn clock - wise . Do not replace the fuel filter when engine is hot . Right headlight - - approximately 1 / 4 turn coun - The engine is equipped with an inline fuel filter . terclockwise . Visually inspect the filter periodically for a build - up of 6 . Connect the wire harness leads to the appropriate residue inside the filter body , and for a dirty element socket terminals . which can be indicated by discoloration . Replace the fuel filter when dirLy . FUSES Always use the same capacity fuse for replacement . HEADLIGHTS Refer to SPECIFICATIONS . If the electrical system Refer to SPECIFICATIONS when replacement of a does not function , check the fuses . headlight bulb is necessary . To replace a fuse , pull the old fuse from the fuse holder and install the new fuse . WARNING GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION Allow the engine and surrounding surfaces to cool before changing the headlight bulbs . WARNING Replace headlight bulbs as follows : ( See Figure 30 ) a . Battery posts , terminals and related accesso - 1 . Unplug the wire harness leads from the headlight ries contain lead and lead compounds . Wash socket terminals . Note which wire connects to Hands after handling , each terminal before disconnecting . b . Should battery acid accidentally splatter into 2 . Rotate the socket assembly as follows to remove the eyes or onto the skin , rinse the affected from the reflector housing : area immediately with clean cold water . If Left headlight - - appoximately 1 / 4 turn counter - there is any further discomfort , seek prompt clockwise . medical attention . Right headlight - - approximately 1 / 4 turn clock - c . If acid spills on clothing , first dilute it with clean wise . water , then neutralize with a solution of 3 . Push the bulb inward and turn counterclockwise to ammonia / water or baking soda / water . remove from the socket . d . NEVER connect ( or disconnect ) battery charger clips to the battery while the charger is turned on , as it can cause sparks . SOCKET TAB _ . . . . . . e . Keep all sources of ignition ( cigarettes , matches , lighters ) away from the battery . The hydrogen gas generated during charging can be combustible . As a further precaution , only charge the battery in a well ventilated area . ALWAYS SHIELD EYES AND PROTECT SKIN AND CLOTHING WHEN WORKING NEAR BATTERIES . DANGER Figure 30 Batteries contain sulfuric acid and may emit explosive gases , use extreme caution when 4 . Align a locking post of the bulb base with the notch handling batteries . Keep batteries out of the in the socket , then push the bulb inward and turn reach of children . clockwise to lock 30
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MAINTENANCE OF BATTERY Battery Installation : 1 . Connect the Positive cable . The tractor is shipped with a wet battery - - the battery 2 . Connect the Negative cable . acid has already been added and the battery sealed . Although the battery is maintenance free , the following To replace the battery , proceed as follows : care should be taken when handling the battery and to 1 . Remove the negative cable from the negative assure its proper life cycle . terminal of the battery , then remove the positive 1 . Spray the terminals and exposed wire with a cable from the positive terminal . battery terminal sealer , or coat the terminals with a 2 . Remove the wing nut securing the LH mounting thin coat of grease or petroleum jelly , to protect rod to the mounting tab on the left side of the against corrosion . bulkhead ( See Figure 31 ) . Pull the rod downward 2 . Always keep the battery cables and terminals from the bulkhead tab . clean and free of corrosion . 3 . Always keep the terminal covers in place over the battery terminals . 4 . Avoid tipping . Even a sealed battery will leak electrolyte when tipped . STORAGE OF THE BATTERY 1 . When storing the tractor for extended periods , disconnect the negative battery cable . It is not necessary to remove the battery . 2 . All batteries discharge during storage . Keep the exterior of the battery clean , especially the top . A dirty battery will discharge more rapidly . 3 . The battery must be stored with a full charge . A discharged battery can freeze sooner than a charged battery . A fully charged battery will store MOUNTING ROD longer in cold temperatures than hot . 4 . Recharge the battery before returning to service . Figure 31 Although the tractor may start , the engine charging system may not fully recharge the battery . 3 . Rotate the mounting rod fully upward toward the COMMON CAUSES FOR BATTERY FAILURE dash panel to provide clearance for battery removal ( See Figure 32 ) . 1 . Overcharging 2 . Undercharging 3 . Loose and / or corroded connections 4 . Excessive loads 5 . Freezing of electrolyte STRAP * These causes do not constitute warranty in HOLDDOWN the event of a battery failure . BATTERY REMOVAL OR INSTALLATION MOUNTING WARNING ROD Battery posts , terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds . Wash Hands after handling . ROTATE When removing the battery , disconnect the UPWARD battery cables in the following order to avoid Figure 32 arcing and the resulting sparks : 4 . Battery Removal : Pull downward on the bottom of the battery 1 . Disconnect the Negative cable . holddown strap to release it from the tab beneath 2 . Disconnect the Positive cable . the battery tray . 31
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5 . Loosen the hose clamp and pull the drain tube 2 . Attach the second jumper cable from the negative from the battery . terminal of the good battery to the FRAME OF THE UNIT WITH THE DEAD BATTERY . 6 . Lift the battery upward and remove from the left side of the tractor . TIRES 7 . Install the new battery from the left side of the Keep the pneumatic tires properly inflated . Over - tractor and lower into the battery tray . inflation will cause operator discomfort . Under - inflation 8 . Install the drain tube onto the battery and secure will cause short tire life . with the hose clamp . Improperly inflated tires will also affect the leveling of 9 . After making sure the holddown is securely looped the mower deck and quality of cut . around the tab on top of the pedestal , stretch the Inflate the front and rear tires as shown in the following battery holddown strap downward across the front table : of the battery and loop around the tab below the battery tray . Tire Size Pounds per Square Inch Front Tires 10 . Rotate the mounting rod downward and insert 15 x 6 - 6 14 through the bottom of the hole in the bulkhead mounting tab ( Refer to Figure 31 ) . Rear Tires 11 . Install the wing nut onto the mounting rod , but do 20 x 9 - 8 10 not tighten until after the side panels are installed . Always ensure that the tire valve caps are in place and 12 . Connect the positive cable to the positive terminal tightened securely to prevent loss of air and to protect of the battery , then connect the negative cable to the valve core and stem . the negative terminal . Do not overload the tractor tires by mounting CHARGING THE BATTERY equipment on the tractor which exceeds the load capacity of the size of the tires on the tractor . Test and , if necessary , recharge the battery after the tractor has been stored for a period of time . A voltmeter or load tester should read 12.6 volts MOUNTING TIRES ON THE RIM ( DC ) or higher across the battery terminals . Charge the battery with a 12 - volt battery charger at WARNING a MAXIMUM rate of 10 amps . Do not mount a tire unless you have the proper Voltmeter State of Charging equipment . Do not inflate the tire above the Reading Charge Time recommended pressure . Do not stand over the 12.7 100 % Full Charge tire assembly when inflating . Accidental over 12.4 75 % 90 Min . inflation could cause an explosive separation of 12.2 50 % 180 Min . the tire and rim , which could result in serious 12.0 25 % 280 Min . injury of death . After mounting a new or old tire on the rim , inflate it to JUMP STARTING 20 pounds ( maximum ) pressure to seat the tire bead on the rim flange . Then deflate the tire to the corrrect operating pressure . WARNING Failure to use this jump starting procedure could cause sparking , which could result in an I NOTE explosion of either battery . After the first 10 hours of operation , check and retorque the rear wheel lug nuts ( both sides ) to 1 . Attach the first jumper cable from the positive 35 ft - lbs to make sure they are seated in the rim terminal of the good battery to the positive terminal and are properly tightened . of the dead battery . 32
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SECTION V . MOWER DECK SIDE - TO - SIDE LEVELING ADJUSTMENT This section contains adjustment , removal , installation , and maintenance information for the 42 - inch mower 1 . Position the tractor and mower deck on a hard , deck . Instructions for installation and removal of the level surface . optional mulching plug are located at the end of this 2 . Open the tractor hood and disconnect the spark section . plug wire . A . DECK LEVELING ADJUSTMENTS 3 . The mower deck front and rear gauge wheels should be installed in their uppermost position in In order to achieve even cutting , the mower deck must the deck brackets to prevent contact with the hard , be properly leveled . This leveling procedure will result level surface below . Refer to GAUGE WHEEL in the left and right blades having corresponding front ADJUSTMENT . cutting - edge - to ground measurements within 1 / 16 inch 4 . Raise the tractor implement lift handle to its of each other . Also , the right and the left blades will highest setting . each have a 1 / 8 to 1 / 4 inch downward tilt toward the front of the tractor . To level the mower deck , proceed 5 . Position the mower blades so that the ends of each as follows : blade face the right and left sides of the tractor ( See Figure 33 ) . WARNING Before making any adjustments , place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position , engage the brake DECK INSTALLED pedal lock , turn the ignition key to the " OFF " position , remove the key from the switch and remove the spark plug wire to avoid accidental starting and injury . WARNING When adjusting the mower deck , be careful not to cut yourself on the sharp blades . BLADES I NOTE If the mower deck is not level , the mower will not Figure 33 cut your lawn evenly . 6 . Referring to Figure 34 , measure and record the distance from the hard , level surface to the outer - most cutting edge of the right blade . Repeat this I NOTE step for the left blade . If the two blade heights are not within 1 / 16 inch , proceed to steps 7 , 8 and 9 . If Check the tires for proper inflation before the two blade heights are within 1 / 16 inch , proceed making a leveling adjustment . To level the deck , to FRONT TO BACK LEVELING ADJUSTMENT . the tractor and deck MUST be placed on a hard , level surface during adjustment . 33
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9 . Loosen the upper jam nut on the hanger bracket and turn away from the adjustment ferrule . Turn 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 35 ) . 10 . Raise the lift handle to the highest position and recheck the blade measurements described in step 6 . If the blade measurements are not within 1 / 16 inch , repeat steps 7 , 8 and 9 . 11 . Tighten the upper jam nut against the adjustment ferrule after side - to - side leveling is completed . 1 . Finger guard 2 . Blade 3 . Hard Level Surface 4 . Measure This Distance FRONT TO BACK LEVELING ADJUSTMENT 1 . Raise the deck to its highest position . Figure 34 2 . Position the mower blades so the ends of each 7 . Lower the deck onto the hard , level surface . blade point to the front and the rear of the tractor ( See Figure 36 ) . 8 . Side - to - side leveling is obtained utilizing the adjustment ferrule and right hand hanger bracket ( See Figure 35 ) . DECK UPPER RIGHT HAND JAM NUT HANGER BRACKET INSTALLED BLADES ADJUSTABLE FERRULE LOWER LOCK NUT Figure 36 Figure 35 34
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3 . Initially adjust the front lift rod to allow 5 / 8 inch of thread to protrude beyond both lock nuts of the NOTE front lift rod / bracket assembly ( Refer to Figure 37 ) . The front lift rod must be against the back of FRONT LIFT both slots in the deck front roller bracket . If one ROD BRACKET side of the rod is not against the back of the slot after attaining the correct front pitch to the deck , tighten the front lock nut on that side until the 5 / 8 " rod just contacts the back of the slot . 9 . Tighten the rear jam nuts after adjustment is completed . JAM NUT 10 . Connect the spark plug wire . FRONT GAUGE WHEEL ADJUSTMENT LIFT ROD Figure 37 WARNING 4 . Refer to Figure 38 . Measure and record the distance from the front cutting edge to the ground Before making any adjustments , place the PTO ( measurement A ) , and from the rear cutting edge switch in the " OFF " position , engage the brake to the ground ( measurement B ) , for each of the pedal lock , turn the ignition key to the " OFF " blades . The front edge of each blade position , remove the key from the switch and ( measurement A ) should be lower than its back remove the spark plug wire to avoid accidental edge ( measurement B ) by 1 / 8 to 1 / 4 inch . starting and injury . 5 . Lower the deck onto the hard , level surface . 6 . To adjust the downward tilt of the blades , WARNING adjustment of the front lift rod is required . Refer to Figure 37 and proceed as follows : When adjusting the mower deck , be careful not 7 . Loosen the rear jam nuts on the front lift rod . From to cut yourself on the sharp blades . the front of the tractor , turn the front lock nuts clock - wise to raise the front of the mower deck , or counter - clockwise to lower the front of the mower deck . NOTE 8 . Raise the deck to the highest position . Recheck the blade measurements described in step 4 . If the Gauge wheel adjustment should be performed only AFTER the mower deck has been properly resultant measurements are not correct , repeat leveled . steps 5 , 6 and 7 until the proper measurements are obtained . CUTTING REAR BLADE FRONT CUTTING EDGE _ _ _ UTTIN i EDGE B A t f Figure 38 35
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clearance between the wheel and level surface . Secure with the lock nut . I NOTE e . Note the position of the index hole used ; then Gauge wheels are intended to prevent scalping install the other rear gauge wheel and the front of the lawn , and are not meant to be used to set ball wheels into the corresponding index hole the cutting height . Do not run the deck on the of the other guage wheel brackets . guage wheels . To adjust the height of the gauge wheels , place the I NOTE tractor on a firm and level surface . Refer to Figure 39 , and proceed as follows : The crowned ( rounded ) surface of the front bell washers should be against the shoulder of the 1 . Place the tractor implement lift handle in the shoulder screw , between the front ball wheel normally desired mowing height setting , then and deck gauge wheel bracket . check the gauge wheels for contact or excessive clearance with the surface below . 3 . If the gauge wheels have excessive clearance with the surface below , lower the wheels to the index 2 . If the wheels contact the surface adjust as follows : hole that provides the approximate 1 / 2 " clearance a . Raise the implement lift handle to its highest as described above . setting . b . Remove the rear gauge wheels by removing the lock nuts , shoulder screws , and flat NOTE washers . Remove the lock nuts , shoulder All gauge wheels shoud be installed in the same screws , and bell washers fastening the front relative adjustment index hole location in each ball wheels to the deck gauge wheel brackets . of the gauge wheel brackets . c . Again place the tractor implement lift handle in the normally desired mowing height setting . CUTTING HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT The mower can be set in multiple positions . Proceed as follows : SHOULDER SHOULDER BELL SCREW SCREW WASHER FLAT \ FRONT BALL I NOTE 3RACKET WASHER L _ wHEEL WHEELGAUGE If multiple positions are used while mowing , it REAR may be necessary to adjust the gauge wheels GAUGE for each setting to prevent scalping . WHEEL . _ TMENT 1 . Pull the tractor implement lift handle up slightly and depress the button on the top of the lift handle . HOLES 2 . Raise or lower the lift handle to obtain the desired GAUGE LOCK mower deck cutting height . WHEEL LOCK NUT 3 . BRACKET NUT Release the button when the desired mower position is obtained . Figure 39 I NOTE d . Insert the shoulder screw and fiat washer with To return the mower deck to a specific position , the rear gauge wheel into the adjustment note the position of the lift lever indicator before index hole that provides approximately 1 / 2 " raising or lowering the mower deck . 36
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B . REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF MOWERDECK DECK ASSEMBLY CENTER DOUBLE PTO BELT REMOVAL OF DECK PULLEY WARNING Before removing the mower deck , place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position , engage the brake pedal lock , turn the ignition key to the " OFF " position and remove the key from the switch . Disconnect the spark plug wire for additional safety . 1 . Position the tractor and mower deck on a firm , FRONT OF DECK level surface . WARNING Figure 41 When handling the mower deck , be careful not to cut yourself on the sharp blades . The deck LEVER STOP idler arm lever is spring loaded . Release it BRACKET IDLER ARM slowly . LEVER 2 . Lower the tractor implement lift handle to its lowest setting ( adjust gauge wheels if necessary ) . Disengage the deck idler arm lever from its stop bracket and release the spring tension by rotating the lever out and rearward ( See Figure 40 ) . Figure 42 LEVER STOP BRACKET PTO CLUTCH PULLEY IDLER ARM PTO LEVER BELT Figure 40 3 . Remove the rearward end of the PTO belt from the upper pulley of the deck center double - pulley ( Refer to Figure 41 ) . Engage the deck idler arm Figure 43 lever back into its stop bracket ( Refer to Figure 42 ) . 37
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7 , Raise the tractor implement lift handle to its highest setting , Slide the mower deck forward , so WARNING the front lift rod rests to the rear of , and free of , the front roller bracket slots of the deck ( See Figure The exhaust system is HOT . To avoid personal 46 ) . injury , allow the engine and exhaust system to cool before proceeding with the following PTO FRONT LIFT ROD belt removal instructions . 4 . Open the tractor hood and remove the forward end of the PTO belt from the PTO clutch pulley on the front of the engine ( Refer to Figure 43 ) . 5 . 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 FRONT ( See Figure 44 ) . ROLLER BRACKET Figure 46 8 , Raise the front lift rod upward and slide the mower deck rearward . Lower the front lift rod so it rests on \ the front roller bracket of the deck , forward of the slots ( See Figure 47 ) . TRACTOR FRONT PTO BELT LOWER PULLEYS FRONT LIFT FRONT LIFT ROD ROD / BRACKET ASSEMBLY Figure 44 6 . Pull the deck support pins outward , turn downward and release so both spring - loaded pins are held in the disengaged position against the outer surface FRONT of the deck brackets ( See Figure 45 ) . ROLLER BRACKET DECK Figure 47 g , 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 UPPORT shoulder bolts on each side of the bracket from the REAR DECK PIN DISENGAGED left and right tractor latch receivers . Release the BRACKET ( BOTH SIDES ) tractor quick - attach rod ( Refer to Figure 48 ) . Figure 45 38
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INSTALLATION OF DECK TRACTOR , _ LATCH RECEIVER WARNING Before performing the mower deck installation , place the PTO switch in the " OFF " position , engage the brake pedal lock , turn the ignition key to the " OFF " position and remove the key QUICK from the switch . Disconnect the spark plug wire ATTACH ROD for additional safety . _ FRONT LIFT ROD / BRACKET ASSEMBLY WARNING SHOULDER BOLT ( BOTH SIDES ) When handling the mower deck , be careful not to cut yourself on the sharp blades . Figure 48 1 . Position the tractor and mower deck on a firm , level surface . CAUTION CAUTION To avoid possible equipment damage , make To avoid possible equipment damage , make sure that the tractor implement lift handle is raised to its highest setting before sliding the sure that the tractor implement lift handle is deck out from under the tractor . raised to its highest setting before sliding the deck under the tractor . 10 . With the tractor implement lift handle raised to its 2 . Refer to Figure 50 and position the deck on the highest setting , slide the deck to the right and out right side of the tractor with the front of the deck from under the tractor ( See Figure 49 ) . facing toward the front of the tractor . Raise the tractor implement lift handle to its highest setting and slide the deck under the tractor . SLIDE OUT SLIDE UNDER Figure 49 11 . Connect the spark plug wire . Figure 50 39
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3 , Make sure the slot in both rear deck brackets aligns with the implement lift links on each side of the tractor ( See Figure 51 ) . @ SLOT IN REAR DECK BRACKETS QUICK ATTACH ROD d FRONT LIFT ROD / BRACKET ASSEMBLY IMPLEMENT LIFT LINKS Figure 53 ( BOTH SIDES ) 5 , While holding the front lift rod up , slide the mower Figure 51 deck forward until the rod aligns with both front roller bracket slots . Lower the lift rod into the front 4 , Refer to Figure 52 to ensure the correct orientation roller bracket slots and slide the deck rearward to of the front lift rod / bracket assembly [ form ( bend ) engage the lift rod fully forward in the slots of the in sides of rod point downward ] . From the front of deck front roller bracket ( See Figure 54 ) . the tractor , push downward and hold the tractor quick - attach rod . Slide the shoulder bolts on each side of the front lift rod / bracket assembly fully into the left and right tractor latch receivers . Release the tractor quick - attach rod to capture the front lift FRONT ROLLER rod / bracket assembly in the tractor latch receivers BRACKET ( Refer to Figure 53 ) . TRACTOR LATCH RECEIVER ( BOTH SIDES ) FRONT LIFT ROD QUICK ATTACH ROD Figure 54 SHOULDER BOLT 6 , If not already done , pull the deck support pins ( BOTH SIDES ) outward , turn downward and relesase so both FRONT LIFT spring - loaded pins are held in the disengaged ROD / BRACKET position against the outer surface of the deck ASSEMBLY brackets ( Refer to Figure 55 ) . Figure 52 4O
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NOTE REAR DECK BRACKET SLOTS It may be necessary to lift each side of the deck and maneuver it slightly to align the support pins with the holes of the lift links . Make certain the support pins are fully extended through the lift links to prevent the mower deck from disengaging the lift links while mowing . DECK WARNING DECK SUPPORT The deck idler arm lever is spring loaded . \ PIN DISENGAGED Release it slowly . Figure 55 g . Disengage the deck idler arm lever from its stop bracket and release the spring tension by rotating 7 . Carefully guide the tractor inplement lift links ( left the lever out and rearward ( See Figure 57 ) . and right ) into the rear deck bracket slots ( left and right ) as the tractor implement lift handle is lowered to its lowest setting ( Refer to Figure 56 ) . LEVER STOP 8 . Pull both deck support pins outward and rotate BRACKET rearward to disengage the outer surface ot the rear deck brackets . Release the pins , making certain each deck support pin passes through the inner hole of the rear deck bracket . The spring tension will push the pins inward and , if aligned , through the hole in each implement lift link ( See Figure 56 ) . \ IMPLEMENT LIFT LINKS LIFT LINK HOLE IDLER ARM ( BOTH SIDES ) ( BOTH SIDES ) LEVER Figure 57 WARNING The exhaust system is HOT . To avoid personal injury , allow the engine and exhaust system to cool before proceeding with the following PTO SLOT IN REAR belt installation instructions . DECK BRACKET DECK SUPPORT PIN ENGAGED 10 . Open the tractor hood and install the forward end of the PTO belt onto the PTO clutch pulley on the front of the engine . Ensure that the narrow side of Figure 56 the PTO belt engages the groove of the pulley ( Refer to Figure 58 ) . 41
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PTO CLUTCH PULLEY J PTO BELT i PTO BELT MOWDEERCK I tt FRONT OF DECK - CENTER DOUBLE ' f , l _ PULLEY Figure 60 Figure 58 11 . Pass the PTO belt downward , inside the tractor 14 . While holding the belt in position , rotate and frame , until the belt is below the two tractor front engage the deck idler arm lever into its stop bracket to provide tension on the PTO belt ( See lower pulleys . Twist the two sides of the PTO belt Figure 61 ) . 1 / 4 turn inward to engage the narrow sides of the belt into the grooves of the two tractor front - lower pulleys ( See Figure 59 ) . LEVER STOP BRACKET IDLER ARM © LEVER \ \ - - \ Figure 61 TRACTOR FRONT PTO BELT 15 . Connectthe spark plugwire . LOWER PULLEYS FRONT LIFT ROD / BRACKET ASSEMBLY C . MAINTENANCE Figure 59 CLEANING AND BLADE CARE 12 . 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 13 . 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 60 ) . 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 . 42
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After replacing the blades , apply grease to the exposed threads at the bottom of the spindle bolts to WARNING prevent rust buildup . When replacing the blades , be sure they are installed so When servicing the mower deck , be careful not that the wind wings are pointing upward toward the top of to cut yourself on the sharpened blades . the deck housing . Tighten the nuts to 98 to 110 ft - lbs . ( 122 to 149 N . m ) . Clean the underside of the mower deck at the end of the mowing season or when buildup of cut material on the underside is noticed . Also remove the belt covers LUBRICATION and remove any accumulated grass clippings . NOTE : We do not recommend the use of a pressure If using the mulching option , clean the underside of the washer or garden hose to clean your unit . They may deck frequently . A buildup of grass clippings will cause damage to electrical components ; spindles ; prevent proper mulching . pulleys ; bearings ; or the engine . The use of water will The cutting blades must be kept sharp at all times . result in shortened life and reduce serviceability . After every 10 hours of operation and / or before putting the deck into winter storage , lubricate the spindle as - I NOTE semblies and the spindle belt idler arm with 251H EP Sharpen the cutting and mulching edges of the grease or an equivalent No . 2 multipurpose lithium blades evenly so that the blades remain grease . Excess grease will be expelled from the invert - balanced and the same angle of sharpness is ed upper seals of the spindle assemblies . Listen for maintained . If the cutting edge of a blade has the muffled crackling noise of grease being expelled been sharpened to within 5 / 8 inch of the wind through the seal to indicate the spindle assembly is ful - wing radius ( See Figure 62 ) , it is recommended ly greased . Refer to Figure 63 . that new blades be installed . New blades are Every 50 hours , or twice yearly , lubricate the double available at your authorized dealer . pulley with 251H EP grease or an equivalent No . 2 multipurpose lithium grease . Do not over lubricate . WOOD Refer to Figure 63 . HEX BLOCK NUT BLADE 3 4 5 2 6 J _ \ \ 7 8 1 - 1 / 8 INCH WRENCH Figure 62 1 . Spindle Belt Cover 6 . Spindle Assembly When removing the blades , use a 1 - 1 / 8 inch wrench to 2 . Flange Lock Nuts Grease Fittings hold the hex head of the spindle bolt when loosening 3 . Idler Arm Lever 7 . Idler Arm the hex nut securing the blade . A block of wood may 4 . Stop Bracket Grease Fitting be placed between the deck housing and the cutting 5 . Front Ball Wheels 8 . Double Pulley edge of the blade to assist in removal of the hex nut securing the blade ( Refer to Figure 62 ) . Figure 63 43
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SPINDLE DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT D . INSTALLATION OF MULCHING PLUG In order to replace the spindle drive belt , refer to Figure 63 and Figure 64 and proceed as follows : WARNING 1 . Remove the hardware that secures the spindle Before installing the mulching plug , place the belt covers to the deck . PTO switch in the " OFF " position , engage the 2 . Remove the spindle belt covers to expose the belt . brake pedal lock , turn the ignition key to the " OFF " position and remove the key from the 3 . Disengage the idler arm lever from its stop bracket switch to avoid accidental starting and injury . and rotate the lever to the outside of the deck to release the spring tension . 1 . If the mower deck has been used , clean any buildup of grass clippings from the discharge 4 . Pull the fiat idler pulley away from the backside of the belt and remove the old drive belt . opening of the deck . 2 . Lift the chute deflector upward and insert the 5 . Install a new belt around the spindle pulleys and mulching plug into the discharge opening of the bottom pulley of the center double pulley ; then deck ( Refer to Figure 65 ) . position the flat idler pulley against the backside of the belt so that the belt is tensioned . Refer to 3 . Position the mulching plug so that its top hole Figure 64 for the proper routing of the belt . aligns with the hole in the top of the deck housing . Install the carriage bolt through both surfaces and 6 . Reinstall the spindle belt covers . secure with the wing nut ( See Figure 65 ) . 7 . Engage the idler arm lever into its stop bracket . 4 . To remove the mulching plug ; remove the wing nut and carriage bolt , then withdraw the plug from the discharge opening . Insert the carriage bolt through the mulching plug and install the wing nut onto the bolt to prevent their loss . 3 CARRIAGE 5 CHUTE 4 1 DEFLECTOR 2 HOLEIN MULCHING DECK HSG , 1 , Idler Pulley 2 . Spindle Ddve Belt 4 , Stop Bracket 3 , Idler ArmLever 5 , Center Double Pulley _ WlNG NUT Figure 64 Figure 65 44
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SECTION VI . OFF - SEASON STORAGE If the machine is to be inoperative for a period longer 2 . If emptying the fuel system : than 30 days , the following procedures are recommended : WARNING Do not drain fuel when the engine is hot . Allow WARNING the engine adequate time to cool . Drain fuel into an approved container outdoors , away from Never store the tractor with fuel in the tank open flame . indoors or in poorly ventilated enclosures , where fuel fumes may reach an open flame , a . Drain any large volume of fuel from the tank by spark or pilot light as on a furnace , water heater , disconnecting the fuel line from the in - line fuel clothes dryer , etc . filter near the engine . b . Reconnect the fuel line and run the engine until it starts to falter , then use the choke to keep the engine running until all fuel in the CAUTION carburetor has been exhausted . Fuel left in the fuel tank during warm weather c . Again disconnect the fuel line and drain any deteriorates and will cause serious starting remaining gasoline from the system . problems . 3 , Remove the spark plug and pour one ( 1 ) ounce of To prevent gum deposits from forming inside the engine oil through the spark plug hole into the engine's carburetor and causing possible malfunction cylinder . Crank the engine several times to of the engine , the fuel system must be either distribute the oil . Replace the spark plug . completely emptied , or the gasoline must be treated 4 . Clean the engine and the entire tractor thoroughly . with a stabilizer to prevent deterioration . NOTE : We do not recommend the use of a pressure 1 . If using a fuel stabilizer : washer or garden hose to clean your unit . They may a . Read the product manufacturer's instructions cause damage to electrical components ; spindles ; and recommendations . pulleys ; bearings ; or the engine . The use of water will b . Add to clean , fresh gasoline the correct result in shortened life and reduce serviceability . amount of stabizer for the capacity of the fuel 5 , Lubricate all lubrication points . system . 6 . Follow the battery storage instructions on page 31 . c . Fill the fuel tank with treated fuel and run the engine for 2 - 3 minutes to get stabilized fuel 7 . Protect the tires and seat from sunlight . Regularly into the carburetor . check the tires to maintain proper inflation . 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 66 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 3 . 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 66 . 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 Before three times or twice Before or once or Operation to Every each use a month 25 hours a season a season be performed yearly storage More often Clean grille , engine air inlet screen , dash under dirtys condition intake screen and X side panels screens X Check engine oil level Fill fuel tank X After first More often Change engine oil & oil filter 5 - 8 hours under dirty conditions X Check transmission oil level X After first After first Replace Every 100 hours 10 hours 50 hours thereafter transmission X X X oil filter X Clean air precleaner Check battery terminals and case X Grease front axle X pivot bolt Grease steering knuckles X After first Retorque rear 10 hours wheel lug nuts Clean cooling fins & X external surfaces Service air cleaner X More often under paper cartridge dirty conditions X Check spark plugs X Grease steering arm housing X X Grease front wheel bearings X X Drain fuel X Pivot bar adjustment bolts X Deck spindles X X Spindle belt idler arm X X Deck front gauge wheels X X Lubricate all foot and lift control pivot points X X 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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TROUBLE SHOOTING 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 . 030 - 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 oil fill cap is securly tightened in valve cover . 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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TROUBLE SHOOTING 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 at Point of at Capacity 0 ° to 40 ° F - 20 ° F tO 100 ° + Lubrication Hours Hours Above + 40 ° F Engine crankcase Check 50 Approx , Cub Cadet Cub Cadet Synthetic before 3 pints Engine Oil Engine Oil Engine Oil SAE each SAE 30 SAE5W30 5W30 or 10W30 use or 10W30 Hydro drive unit and Check Add as Approx . Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus transmission case before needed 6 qts NOTE : Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid Plus is specially with 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 fluid are not covered by warranty , For maximum protec - tion , use Cub Cadet Drive System Fluid . Plus Steering knuckles 10 Use 251H EP grease or equivalent No , 2 multi - and front axle purpose lithium grease and apply two strokesold pivot bolt ( minimum ) or sufficient grease to flush out grease and dirt . Front wheel 30 Two strokes ( minimum ) of the lubricator using 251H bearings EP grease or equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease . Steering arm 30 Two strokes ( minimum ) of the lubricator using 251H housing EP grease or equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease . Deck spindles 10 Two strokes ( minimum ) of the lubricator using 251H EP grease or equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease . Spindle belt 10 Two strokes ( minimum ) of the lubricator using 251H 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 life 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 arm housing Every 30 hours or three times a season , use 251H EP grease or an equivalent 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 . 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 . 13 . 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 iAfter Every 100 Hours of Operation 14 . Transmission oil filter Change the transmission oil filter and replace with a new filter . Refer to " MAINTENANCE . " 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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13 r - CHECK OIL LEVEL BEFORE EACH USE o " 1 o ; G3 C lOO0 - - 12 rrl CHECK OIL - - 2 LEVEL BEFORE _ EACH USE BOTH SIDES - - 14 BOTH SIDES
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USE THIS PAGE AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE SLOPES WHERE YOU MAY NOT OPERATE SAFELY . II q SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE i i iq A POWER POLE • i = ' 11 A CORNER OF A BUILDING I m " - " i , _ _ I _ 1 OR A FENCE POST m I i g tj _ v , _ 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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SPECIFICATIONS LT 2180 CAPACITIES Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 1 / 8 gallons Crankcase ( approximately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 pints ( 48 oz . ) Transmission Case ( approximately ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 quarts HYDROSTATIC DRIVE Speed : Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 to 6 mph Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 to 3 mph ENGINE Make and Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B & S Vanguard 18.0 HP Horsepower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Cylinders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.83 in . Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.76 in . 34.7 Displacement ( cubic inches ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Engine Speed ( governed ) 1200 RPM Low Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Speed 3600 RPM ( no load ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3350 RPM ( full load ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valve Clearance ( engine cold ) Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 004 - . 006in . Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 004 - . 006in . Battery Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 030in . Spark Plug Gap ( Cub Cadet No . 759 - 3336 ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ELECTRICAL SYSTEM System Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 volt neg . ground 725 - 1706 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alternator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 amp regulated Fuse ( auto type ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 amp 725 - 0963 Head Lamp Bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRAKES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Internal expanding TIRE SIZES Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 x 6 - 6 Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 x 9 - 8 DIMENSIONS Tread : Front with 15 x 6 - 6 tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00 in . Rear with 20 x 9 - 8 tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.50 in . Wheelbase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.00 in . 72.00 in . Length , over all . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.00 in . Width , over all ( w / mower deck - chute up ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.00 in . Height , over all ( to top of steering wheel ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ground Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00 in . 26.50 in . Turning Radius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Specifications are subject to change without notice . 57
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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 LLC ( " CUB CADET " ) with respect to new merchandise products sold or exported outside of the United purchased and used in the United States , its possessions and States of America , its possessions and territories , 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 d . Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet users , commencing on the date of original purchase and will , parts . at its option , reuair or renlace , free of charge , any part found to be defective in material or workmanship . This limited e . Service completed by someone other than an warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated authorized service dealer . and maintained in accordance with the Operator's Manual furnished with the product , and has not been subject to No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of misuse , abuse , neglect , accident , improper maintenance , merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose , alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water or damage because of applies after the applicable period of express written other peril or natural disaster . Damage resulting from the warranty above . No other express warranty or guaranty , installation or use of any part , accessory or attachment not whether written or oral , except as mentioned above , approved by Cub Cadet for use with the product ( s ) covered given by any person or entity , including the dealer , with by this manual will void your warranty as to any resulting respect to any product shall bind CUB CADET . During damage . the period of the Warranty , the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above . ( Some Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows : states do not allow limitations on how long an implied a . Batteries have a one * year prorated limited warranty warranty lasts , so the above limitation may not apply to you . ) with 100 % replacement during the first three The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the months . After three months , the battery replacement sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale . CUB credit is based on the months remaining in the 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 , b . All belts are covered by a one ( 1 ) year limited downtime , the claims or costs of third parties including warranty against defects in material and customers , and injury to property , and further workmanship . including expenses incurred for substitute or 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 in do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or your area , please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or consequential damages , so the above exclusion may not contact Cub Cadet LLC at P . O . Box 361131 , Cleveland , Ohio apply to you . ) 44136 * 0019 , or call 1 - 877 - 282 - 8684 , or log on to our Web site at www . cubcadet . com . in no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration This limited warranty does not provide coverage in 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 andlor to others and their property a . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use the product . tune - ups , or adjustments such as brake adjustments , or clutch adjustments ; and normal deterioration of the This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than exterior finish due to use or exposure . the original purchaser or original lessee . b . Normal wear parts or components , including How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This limited batteries , belts , seats and tires . warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . IMPORTANT : Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain warranty coverage . Cub CadetLLC , P . O . BOX361131CLEVELAND , 0HI044136 - 0019 ; Phone : 1 - 877 - 282 - 8684 58
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CUB CADET CORPORATION MANUFACTURER'S LIMITED WARRANTY ( RESIDENTIAL USE ) This limited warranty does not orovide coveraae in The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET CORPORATION ( " CUB CADET " ) with respect to new the following cases : merchandise purchased and used in the United States , its possessions and territories . a . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , blade sharpening , tune - ups , brake adjustments , clutch CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in material adjustments , deck adjustments , and normal deteriora - and workmanship for a period of two ( 2 ) years for residential tion of the exterior finish due to use or exposure . users , ( one ( 1 ) year for commercial users ) , commencing on the date of original purchase and will , at its option , reDatr or b . CUB CADET does not extend any warranty for _ , free of charge , any part found to be defective in products sold or exported outside of the United material or workmanship . This limited warranty shall only apply States of America , its possessions and territories , if this product has been operated and maintained in except those sold through CUB CADET's authorized accordance with the Operator's Manual furnished with the channels of export distribution . product , and has not been subject to misuse , abuse , neglect , c . Replacement parts that are not genuine Cub Cadet accident , improper maintenance , alteration , vandalism , theft , parts . fire , water or damage because of other peril or natural disaster . Damage resulting from installation or use of any part , d . Service completed by someone other than an accessory , or attachment not approved by Cub Cadet for use authorized service dealer . with the product ( s ) covered by this manual will void your e . Transportation charges and service calls . warranty as to any resulting damage , Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows : No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose , a . Batteries have a one - year prorated limited warranty applies after the applicable period of express written with 100 % replacement during the first three months . warranty above as to the parts as identified . No other After three months , the battery replacement credit is based on the months remaining in the twelve ( 12 ) express warranty , whether written or oral , except as month period dating back to the original date of sale . mentioned above , given by any person or entity , Any replacement battery will be warranted only for the including the dealer , with respect to any product , shall remainder of the original warranty period . bind CUB CADET . During the period of the warranty , the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product b . All belts are covered by a one ( 1 ) year limited war - as set forth above . ranty against defects in material and workmanship . 3 Year Limited Warranty - PTO Clutch The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales . CUB CUB CADET warrants the power take off ( PTO ) clutch and CADET shall not be liable for incidental or consequential mounting hardware against defects in material and workman - loss or damages including , without limitation , expenses ship for a period of three ( 3 ) vears for Series 2000 products for incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care residential users , commencing on the date of original pur * services or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a chase or lease and CUB CADET will , at its option , _ air or re - place , free of charge , any PTO clutch or mounting hardware warranted product . found to be defective in material or workmanship provided this product has been operated and maintained as set forth above . Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages , or limitations on how 5 Year / 500 Hour Limited Warranty long an implied warranty lasts , so the above exclusions or CUB CADET warrants the frame , front cast iron pivot axle and limitations may not apply to you . drive shaft on Series 2000 and 3000 models against defects in material and workmanship for a period of five ( 5 _ years or in no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the 500 hours , whichever occurs first , for residential users , amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration commencing on the date of original purchase or lease and of the safety features of the product shall void this CUB CADET will , at its option , repair or replace , free of Warranty . You assume the risk and liability for loss , charge , any part found to be defective in material or damage , or injury to you and your property and / or to others workmanship provided this product has been operated and and their property arising out of the use or misuse or inability maintained as set forth above . In addition to any other reason to use the product . set forth herein , CUB CADET may deny warranty coverage if the hour meter , or any part thereof , is altered , modified , This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the disconnected or otherwise tampered with . original purchaser or to the person for whom it was purchased HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , as a gift . WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE , THROUGH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER . To locate the dealer in How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This your area , please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or limited warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may contact Cub Cadet LLC at P . O . Box 361131 , Cleveland , Ohio also have other rights which vary from state to state . 44136 - 0019 , or call 1 - 877 - 282 - 8684 , or log on to our Web site at www . cubcadet . cem . IMPORTANT : Owner must present Original Proof of Purchase to obtain warranty coverage . Cub CadetLLC , P . O . BOX361131CLEVELAND , 0HI044136 - 6019 ; Phone : 1 - 877 - 282 - 8684 59
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MAINTENANCE PARTS CHART MODEL LT 2180 SERIES 2000 18 HP VANGUARD ENGINE OIL Part No . Engine Oil Requirements approx . . . 3 pints Cub Cadet engine oil Ambient temperature viscosity ( Grade SG , SH , SJ or Higher ) Above + 40 ° F SAE 30 737 - 3029 9 ° to + 40 ° F SAE 5W30 or 19W30 737 - 3030A ( 1OW3O ) - 20 ° to 1OO ° + F Synthetic SAE 5W30 or 10W30 Part No . AIR FILTER Air Filter Requirements Clean air filter per instructions Cartridge BS - 394018 in your Operator's Manual . . . . under Maintenance - Air cleaner . i Foam CARTRIDGE Pre - cleaner FOAM PRE - CLEANER BS - 272490 Part No . Engine Oil Filter Requirements ENGINE OIL FILTER _ _ BS - 492932 Change every 50 hours Part No . Gap Requirements SPARK PLUG 759 - 3336 . O3Oinch gap TRANSMISSION OIL Part No . 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 . 42 " Deck 954 - 3073 42 " Deck 754 - 04041 Mower Deck Blade Part No . BLADES 42 " Deck 3 in 1 Blade 759 - 3830 ( 2 ) J _ . . . . . .
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