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Operator's Manual SERIES 1000 Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor Models LT1018 LT1022 IMPORTANT : READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Warning : This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark attester 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 Cede ) . Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws appIy on federal Iands . A spark attester for the muffler is available through your Cub Cadet dealer or contact the service department , P . O . Box 361131 Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0019 . CUBCADETLLC , P . O . BOX361131CLEVELAND , 0HI0 44136 - 0019 PRINTED IN U . S . A . FORM NO . 769 - 00994 ( 12 / 10 / 2003 )
TABLEOFCONTENTS Content Page Important Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Slope Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Tractor Set - up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Know Your Lawn Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Operating Your Lawn Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Making Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Maintaining Your Lawn Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Off - Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Maintenance Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Attachments & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 FINDINGMODELNUMBER This Operator's Manual is an important part of your new lawn tractor . It will help you assemble , prepare and maintain the unit for best performance . Please read and understand what it says . Before you start assembling your new equipment , please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below . The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from your Cub Cadet dealer . You can locate the model number by looking on the left side of the frame , behind the tire . A sample model plate is shown below . For future reference , copy the model number and the serial number in the space below . Copy the model number here : Copy the serial number here : t _ _ . _ C _ . , d . _ . _ . CUB CADET LLC P . O . BOX 361131 www . cubcadet . com CLEVELAND , OH 44136 â¢ DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER : 877 - 282 - 8684 , CALLINGCUSTOMERSUPPORT If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls , operation or maintenance of this unit , please call the Customer Dealer Referral Line . Call 1 - ( 877 ) 282 - 8684 to reach the Customer Dealer Referral Line . Please have your unit's model number and serial number ready when you call . See previous section to locate this information .
SECTION1 : IMPORTANTSAFEOPERATIONPRACTICES WARNING : 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 this machine . Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal injury . When you see this symbol - - heed its warning . DANGER : This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this man - ual . As with any type of power equipment , carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury . This machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects . Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death . California Proposition 65 Warning : or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other _ WARNING : Engine exhaust , some of its constituents , and certain vehicle components contain reproductive harm . GENERAL OPERATION 11 . Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the cutting deck . Contact with the blade ( s ) can amputate 1 . Read , understand , and follow all instructions on the hands and feet . machine and in the manual ( s ) before attempting to 12 . A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause blade assemble and operate . Keep this manual in a safe place contact or thrown object injuries . for future and regular reference and for ordering 13 . Stop the blade ( s ) when crossing gravel drives , walks , or replacement parts . roads and while not cutting grass . 2 . Be familiar with all controls and their proper operation . 14 . Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing Know how to stop the machine and disengage them roadways . This machine is not intended for use on any quickly . public roadway . 3 . Never allow children under 14 years old to operate this 15 . Do not operate the machine while under the influence of machine . Children 14 years old and over should read and alcohol or drugs . understand the operation instructions and safety rules in 16 . Mow only in daylight or good artificial light . this manual and should be trained and supervised by a 17 . Never carry passengers . parent . 18 . Disengage blade ( s ) before travelling in reverse . Backup 4 . Never allow adults to operate this machine without proper slowly . Always look down and behind before and while instruction . backing to avoid a back - over accident . 5 . To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury , 19 . Slow down before turning . Operate the machine keep bystanders , helpers , children and pets at least 75 smoothly . Avoid erratic operation and excessive speed . feet from the machine while it is in operation . Stop 20 . Disengage blade ( s ) , set parking brake , stop engine and machine if anyone enters the area . wait until the blade ( s ) come to a complete stop before 6 . Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to be removing grass catcher , emptying grass , unclogging used . Remove all stones , sticks , wire , bones , toys , and chute , removing any grass or debris , or making any other foreign objects which could be picked up and adjustments . thrown by the blade ( s ) . Thrown objects can cause 21 . Never leave a running machine unattended . Always turn serious personal injury . off blade ( s ) , place transmission in neutral , set parking 7 . Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of material brake , stop engine and remove key before dismounting . toward roads , sidewalks , bystanders and the like . Also , 22 . Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction into a trailer or truck . This unit should not be driven up or which may cause discharged material to ricochet back down ramp ( s ) , because the unit could tip over , causing toward the operator . serious personal injury . The unit must be pushed 8 . Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles during manually on ramp ( s ) to load or unload properly . operation and while performing an adjustment or repair to 23 . Muffler and engine become hot and can cause a burn . Do protect your eyes . Thrown objects which ricochet can not touch . cause serious injury to the eyes . 24 . Check overhead clearances carefully before driving 9 . Wear sturdy , rough - soled work shoes and close - fitting under low hanging tree branches , wires , door openings slacks and shirts . Loose fitting clothes and jewelry can be etc . , where the operator may be struck or pulled from the caught in movable parts . Never operate this machine in unit , which could result in serious injury . bare feet or sandals . 25 . Disengage all attachment clutches , depress the brake 10 . Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge pedal completely before attempting to start engine . direction and do not point it at anyone . Do not operate the mower without the discharge cover or entire grass catcher in its proper place .
26 . Yourmachinisedesignetodcutnormarel sidentigarlass 3 . Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on ofaheighntomorethan10 " D . onotattemptotmow the ground . througuhnusuatllayll , drygrass ( e . g . p , astureo ) rpilesof 4 . Do not use a grass catcher on steep slopes . dryleavesD . rygrassorleavems aycontactht eengine 5 . Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced traction could cause exhausatnd / obruilduponthemowedreckpresentinag sliding . potentifairlehazard . 6 . Do not coast downhill . Over - speeding may cause the 27 . Useonlyaccessoriaensdattachmenatpsprovefodrthis operator to lose control of the machine resulting in machinbeythemachinmeanufacturReer . ad , serious injury or death . understanadndfollowallinstructiopnrsovidewdiththe 7 . Do not tow heavy pull behind attachments ( e . g . loaded approveadccessooryrattachment . dump cart , lawn roller , etc . ) on slopes greater than 5 28 . Dataindicatethsatoperatorasg , e60yearsandabove , degrees . When going down hill , the extra weight tends to areinvolveidnalargepercentagoefridingmower - push the tractor and may cause you to loose control . ( e . g . relateidnjuriesT . heseoperatosrshouledvaluatteheir tractor may speed up , braking and steering ability are abilitytooperatteheridingmowesrafelyenougtho reduced , attachment may jack - knife and cause tractor to protectht emselvaensdotherfsromseriouisnjury . overturn ) . 29 . Ifsituationosccuwr hicharenotcovereidnthismanual , CHILDREN usecareandgoodjudgmenCt . ontacytourCubCadet dealefrorassistance . 1 . Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children . Children are often attracted to SLOPE OPERATION the machine and the mowing activity . They do not Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip - understand the dangers . Never assume that children will over accidents which can result in severe injury or death . All remain where you last saw them . slopes require extra caution . If you cannot back up the slope a . Keep children out of the mowing area and in or if you feel uneasy on it , do not mow it . watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator . For your safety , use the slope gauge included as part of this b . Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the manual to measure slopes before operating this unit on a area . sloped or hilly area . If the slope is greater than 15 degrees as c . Before and while backing , look behind and down shown on the slope gauge , do not operate this unit on that for small children . area or serious injury could result . d . Never carry children , even with the blade ( s ) shut DO : off . They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation . 1 . Mow up and down slopes , not across . Exercise extreme e . Use extreme carewhen approaching blind caution when changing direction on slopes . corners , doorways , shrubs , trees or other objects 2 . Watch for holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or other hidden that may block your vision of a child who may run objects . Uneven terrain could overturn the machine . Tall into the machine . grass can hide obstacles . f . Disengage the cutting blade ( s ) before traveling in 3 . Use slow speed . Choose a low enough speed setting so reverse . The " No - Cut - In Reverse " feature is a that you will not have to stop while on the slope . Tires reminder not to cut in reverse and to help avoid may lose traction on slopes even though the brakes are back over accidents . Do not defeat it . functioning properly . Always keep machine in gear when g . Keep children away from hot or running engines . going down slopes to take advantage of engine braking They can suffer burns from a hot muffler . action . h . Remove key when machine is unattended to 4 . Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel prevent unauthorized operation . weights or counterweights to improve stability . 9 . Never allow children under 14 years old to operate the 5 . Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments . machine . Children 14 years old and over should read and These can change the stability of the machine . understand the operation instructions and safety rules in 6 . Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual . Do this manual and should be trained and supervised by a not make sudden changes in speed or direction . Rapid parent . engagement or braking could cause the front of the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards which TOWING could cause serious injury . 1 . Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for 7 . Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If tires lose traction , towing . Do not attach towed equipment except at the disengage the blade ( s ) and proceed slowly straight down hitch point . the slope . 2 . Follow the manufacturers recommendation for weight DO NOT : limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes . 3 . Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment . 1 . Do not turn on slopes unless necessary ; then , turn slowly 4 . On slopes , the weight of the towed equipment may cause and gradually downhill , if possible . loss of traction and loss of control . 2 . Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches or embankments . 5 . Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop . The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the 6 . Do not coast downhill . edge of a cliff , ditch , or if an edge caves in .
GENERAL SERVICE : SERVICE 1 . Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly ventilated SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE : area . Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide , an 1 . To avoid personal injury or property damage use odorless , and deadly gas . extreme care in handling gasoline . Gasoline is 2 . Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , make certain extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive . the blade ( s ) and all moving parts have stopped . Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is Disconnect the spark plug wire and ground against the spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite . Wash engine to prevent unintended starting . your skin and change clothes immediately . 3 . Periodically check to make sure the blades come to a . Use only an approved gasoline container . complete stop within approximately ( 5 ) five seconds after b . Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck operating the blade disengagement control . If the blades or trailer bed with a plastic liner . Always place do not stop within the this time frame , your unit should be containers on the ground away from your vehicle serviced professionally by an authorized Cub Cadet before filling . dealer . c . When practical , removegas - powered equipment 4 . Check brake operation frequently as it is subjected to from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground . wear during normal operation . Adjust and service as If this is not possible , then refuel such equipment required . on a trailer with a portable container , rather than 5 . Check the blade ( s ) and engine mounting bolts at from a gasoline dispenser nozzle . frequent intervals for proper tightness . Also , visually d . Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel inspect blade ( s ) for damage ( e . g . , excessive wear , bent , tank or container opening at all times until fueling cracked ) . is complete . Do not use a nozzle lock - open Replace the blade ( s ) with the original equipment device . manufacturer's ( O . E . M . ) blade ( s ) only , listed in this e . Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes and other manual . " Use of parts which do not meet the original sources of ignition . equipment specifications may lead to improper f . Never fuel machine indoors . performance and compromise safety ! " g . Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the 6 . Mower blades are sharp . Wrap the blade or wear gloves , engine is hot or running . Allow engine to cool at and use extra caution when servicing them . least two minutes before refueling . 7 . Keep all nuts , bolts , and screws tight to be sure the h . Never over fill fuel tank . Fill tank to no more than equipment is in safe working condition . three inches below the top of the filler neck to 8 . Never tamper with the safety interlock system or other allow space for fuel expansion . safety devices . Check their proper operation regularly . i . Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely . 9 . After striking a foreign object , stop the engine , disconnect j . If gasoline is spilled , wipe it off the engine and the spark plug wire ( s ) and ground against the engine . equipment . Move unit to another area . Wait 5 Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage . Repair minutes before starting the engine . the damage before starting and operating . k . To reduce fire hazards , keep machine free of 10 . Never attempt to make adjustments or repairs to the grass , leaves , or other debris build - up . Clean up machine while the engine is running . oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel soaked 11 . Do not change the engine governor settings or over - debris . speed the engine . The governor controls the maximum I . Never store the machine or fuel container inside safe operating speed of the engine . where there is an open flame , spark or pilot light 12 . Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels , as as on a water heater , space heater , furnace , necessary . clothes dryer or other gas appliances . 13 . Observe proper disposal laws and regulations for gas , m . Allow a machine to cool at least five minutes oil , etc . to protect the environment . before storing . 14 . Grasscatchercomponentsandthedischargecoverare subject to wear and damage which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown . For safety protection , frequently check components and replace immediately with original equipment manufacturer's ( O . EM . ) parts only , listed in this manual . " Use of parts which do not meet the original equipment specifications may lead to improper performance and compromise safety ! " 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 read ,
SAFETYLABELS All Labels Displayed at 3 / 4 Scale .
SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE , 11 A POWER POLE | ' 91 I A CORNER OF A BUILDING OR A FENCE POST I , 4 L 15 Â° w . . I _ WARNING & i 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 I . - your footing and you could slip , resulting in serious injury , Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes , never across the face of slopes . w
SECTION3 : TRACTORSET - UP GasandOilFill - up ShippingBraceRemoval The gasoline tank is located under the fender and has a WARNING : Make sure the riding mower's capacity of three gallons . Unthread the fuel cap by engine is off , set the parking brake and turning it counterclockwise . Use only clean , fresh remove the ignition key before removing the ( under 30 days old ) , unleaded gasoline . Fill tank to no shipping brace . more than four inches below the top of the filler neck to allow space for fuel expansion . Do not overfill . Locate the shipping brace , if present , and warning tag found on the right side of the cutting deck . While holding the discharge chute with your left handling gasoline . Gasoline is extremely , _ WARNING : Use extreme care when hand , remove the shipping brace with your right flammable and the vapors are explosive . hand by grasping it between your thumb and index Never fuel machine indoors or while the finger and rotating it clockwise . engine is hot or running . Extinguish cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and other sources of WARNING : The shipping brace , used for ignition . packaging purposes only , must be removed and discarded before operating your riding IMPORTANT : Your tractor is shipped with oil in the mower . engine . However , you MUST check the oil level before operating . Refer to Checkingthe0il Levelon page 18 for WARNING : The mowing deck is capable of detailed instructions . Be careful not to overfill . throwing objects . Failure to operate the riding mower without the discharge cover in the proper operating position could result in serious personal injury and / or property damage .
SECTION4 : KNOWYOURLAWNTRACTOR A B NOTE : Steering Wheel not shown for clarity . Figure 1 A Systems Indicator Monitor / HourMeter H Ignition Switch B Throttle Control Lever I Brake Pedal C Choke Control J Drive Pedal K Cruise Control Lever D Parking Brake Lever L Deck Lift Lever E Fuel Tank Cap F SeatAdjustment Lever M Cup Holder G PTO ( Blade Engage ) Knob NOTE : Any reference in this manual to the RIGHT or LEFT side of the tractor is observed from operator's position .
ThrottleControlLever IgnitionSwitch The throttle control lever is located on the left side of the WARNING : Never leave a running tractor's dash panel . This lever controls the speed of machine unattended Always disengage the the engine . When set in a given position , the throttle will PTO , set parking brake , stop engine and maintain a uniform engine speed . See Figure 2 . remove key to prevent unintended starting . To start the engine , insert the key into the ignition Fast switch and turn clockwise to the START position . Position Release the key into the ON position once engine has fired . See Figure 3 . On / Lights o , iOn Slow m - - Position Start Figure 2 IMPORTANT : When operating the tractor with the cutting deck engaged , be certain that the throttle lever is always in the FAST ( rabbit ) position . Figure 3 ChokeControl Refer to StartingTheEngineon page 13 of this manual for The choke control can be found detailed starting instructions on the left side of the dash panel The ignition switch is also used to operate the tractor's and is activated by pulling the headlights . Refer to OperatingThe Headlightson page 16 knob outward . Activating the of this manual for detailed instructions . choke control closes the choke plate on the carburetor and aids DrivePedal in starting the engine . Refer to StartingTheEngineon page 13 of The drive pedal is located below this manual for detailed starting the brake pedal on the right front instructions . side of the tractor along the running board . Depress the BrakePedal upper portion of the drive pedal forward to cause the tractor to The brake pedal is located on the travel forward . Depress the lower right front side of the tractor portion of the drive pedal with the above the drive pedal along the ball of your right foot ( NOT your running board . The brake pedal ( o ) heel ) to cause the tractor to travel can be used for sudden stops or in reverse . Ground speed is also setting the parking brake . controlled with the drive pedal . NOTE : The brake pedal must The further forward or rearward be fully depressed to activate the that the pedal is pivoted , the safety interlock switch when faster the tractor will travel . The starting the tractor . pedal will return to its original position when it's not depressed . IMPORTANT : Always set the parking brake when leaving the tractor unattended . 10
HourMeter ElectricPTO / Located in the center of the tractor's console , the hour BladeEngageKnob meter operates whenever the engine is running and To engage the power to the records the actual hours of tractor operation . See cutting deck or other ( separately Figure 4 . available ) attachments , pull outward on the PTO / Blade Engage knob . Push the PTO / Blade Engage knob inward to disengage the power to the cutting deck . NOTE : The PTO / Blade Engage knob must be in the disengaged ( OFF ) position when starting the engine , BATTERIBYBBBBBOI , LPRESSURE when traveling in reverse or if the operator leaves the HOURS t / 10 seat and . PTO / BLADE ENGAGE PARKING CruiseControl Lever The cruise control lever is located on the tractor dash panel , below the steering wheel . Push the cruise Figure 4 control lever downward while traveling forward at a desired speed . While holding the lever down , release System IndicatorLights pressure from the drive pedal . Your tractor is equipped with four indicator lights in the center of its dash panel . If the Brake light or PTO / Blade This will engage the cruise control and allow the tractor Engage light illuminates when attempting to start the to remain at that speed without applying pressure to the unit , proceed as follows : drive pedal . Depress the brake pedal or the drive pedal Brake - - Engage the parking brake . to deactivate cruise control . Refer to page 14 for PTO / Blade Engage - - detailed instructions regarding the cruise control feature . Move the PTO / Blade Engage knob into the disengaged ( OFF ) position . NOTE : Cruise control can NOT be engaged at the It is normal for the Oil light and the Battery light to tractor's fastest ground speed . If the operator should illuminate while the engine is cranking , but if either attempt to do so , the tractor will automatically illuminates while the engine is running , proceed as decelerate to the fastest optimal mowing ground speed . follows : Oil - - Stop the tractor immediately and check the ParkingBrake crankcase oil level as instructed on page Lever 18 of this manual . Add oil as required . Battery - - If this light illuminate's while the engine is To set the parking running , it indicates that the battery is in brake , fully depress need of a charge OR that the engine's the brake pedal and charging system is not generatingsufficient push the parking brake lever down . Hold the lever down amperage . Refer to Batteryon page 20 of while taking your foot off the brake pedal . Both the this manual for the properbattery charging parking lever and the brake pedal will then stay procedure or have theengine's charging depressed . To release the parking brake , depress the system checked by aCub Cadet dealer . brake pedal slightly . The parking brake lever will then return to its original position . CupHolder NOTE : The parking brake must be set if the operator The tractor's cup holder is located on the fender to the leaves the seat with the engine running or the engine right of the seat , just to the rear of the deck lift lever . will automatically shut of _ IMPORTANT : Always set the parking brake when leaving the tractor unattended . 11
DeckLiftLever SeatAdjustmenLtever To adjust the seat forward or backward , slide the seat Found on your tractor's right fender , the deck lift lever is adjustment lever to the left and reposition the seat to used to change the height of the cutting deck . To use , the desired position . Once a comfortable position is move the lever to the left , then place in the notch best found , release the seat adjustment lever to lock the suited for your application . seat in place . Refer to SeatAdjustmenotn page 17 of this manual for more detailed instructions . SECTION5 : OPERATINGYOURLAWNTRACTOR interlock system is malfunctioning . This _ , WARNING : Do not operate the tractor if nthed WARNING system was designed for your safety a AVOIDSERIOUSINJURYORDEATH protection . â¢ GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES , NOT ACROSS . â¢ AVOID SUDDEN TURNS . Settingthe GaugeWheels â¢ DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WHERE iT COULD SLIP OR TIR Select the height position of the cutting deck by placing â¢ IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL , STOP BLADE ( S ) AND BACK DOWNHILL SLOWLY . the deck lift lever in any of the six different cutting height â¢ DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND . â¢ NEVER CARRY CHILDREN , EVEN WiTH BLADES OFE notches on the right fender . â¢ LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE BACKING . To adjust the deck wheels so that they are between Â¼ - â¢ KEEP SAFETY DEVICES ( GUARDS , SHIELDS , AND SWITCHES ) IN PLACE AND WORKING . inch and Â½ - inch above the ground as follows . â¢ REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE THROWN BY THE BLADE ( S ) . â¢ KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS . â¢ BE SURE BLADE ( S ) AND ENGINE ARE STOPPED BEFORE PLAC - ING HANDS OR FEET NEAR BLADE ( S ) . from the discharge opening of the cutting _ , ARNING : Keep hands and feet away â¢ BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR'S POSITION , DISENGAGE deck . BLADE ( S ) , ENGAGE BRAKE LOCK , SHUT ENGINE OFF AND REMOVE KEY . NOTE : The deck wheels are an anti - scalp feature of READOPERATORM'SANUAL the deck and are not designed to support the weight of the cutting deck . Place the tractor on a firm and level surface , preferably all instructions and warnings on the machine WARNING : Read , understand , and follow pavement , refer to Figure 5 , and proceed as follows : and in this manual before operating . Place the tractor's deck lift handle in the normally desired mowing height setting , then check the SafetyInterlock Switches gauge wheels for contact or excessive clearance This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system with the surface below . for the protection of the operator . If the interlock system If the wheels contact the surface adjust as follows : should ever malfunction , do not operate the tractor . a . Raise the deck lift handle to its highest Contact a Cub Cadet dealer . The safety interlock setting . system prevents the engine from cranking or starting b . Remove the rear gauge wheels by removing unless the parking brake is engaged , and the PTO / the lock nuts , shoulder screws , and fiat Blade Engage knob is in the disengaged ( OFF ) washers which secure them to the deck . position . c . Remove the lock nuts , shoulder screws , and The engine will automatically shut off if the operator bell washers which secure the front gauge leaves the seat before engaging the parking brake . wheels to the deck . The engine will automatically shut off if the operator d . Place the deck lift handle in the desired leaves the tractor's seat with the PTO / Blade mowing height setting . Engage knob in the engaged ( ON ) position , e . Insert the shoulder screw and flat washer regardless of whether the parking brake is with the rear gauge wheel into the index hole engaged . that leaves approximately 1 / 2 " between the The electric PTO clutch will automatically shut off if bottom of the wheel and the pavement . the PTO / Blade Engage knob is moved into the f . Note the position of the index hole used ; then engaged ( ON ) position with the drive pedal in install the other rear gauge wheel and the position for reverse travel . front ball wheels into the corresponding index hole of the other gauge wheel brackets . 12
After the engine starts , deactivate the choke control . NOTE : Do NOT leave the choke control on while Shoulder Screws operating the tractor . Doing so will result in a " rich " fuel mixture and cause the engine to run poorly . Flat Washer Stoppingthe Engine WARNING : If you strike a foreign object , stop the engine , disconnect the spark plug wire ( s ) and ground against the engine . Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage . Repair the damage before restarting Bell Washer and operating Lock nut If the blades are engaged , place the PTO / Blade Engage knob in the disengaged ( OFF ) position . Place the throttle control near the FAST position Figure 5 Turn the ignition key counterclockwise to the STOP position . NOTE : The crowned ( rounded ) surface of the front Remove the key from the ignition switch to prevent bell washers should be against the shoulder screw , unintended starting . between the front ball wheel and deck gauge wheel bracket . The cupped surface of the bell washer should Engagingthe ParkingBrake be against the deck . To engage the parking brake : If the gauge wheels have excessive clearance with the surface below , lower the wheels to the index Fully depress the brake pedal and hold it there while gently pushing the parking brake lever hole that provides the approximate 1 / 2 " clearance downward . as described above . Refer to LevelingtheDeckon page 16 of this manual for Hold the parking brake lever down while removing your foot from the brake pedal . more detailed instructions regarding various deck Once engaged , the parking brake lever and the adjustments . brake pedal will lock in the " down " position . To disengage the parking brake : Startingthe Engine Slightly depress the brake pedal . WARNING : Do not operate the tractor if the NOTE : The parking brake must be engaged if the interlock system is malfunctioning . This operator leaves the seat with the engine running or the system was designed for your safety and engine will automatically shut oft protection . NOTE : Refer to the TRACTORSET - UPon page 8 of this DrivingTheTractor manual for Gasoline and Oil fill - up instructions . Insert the tractor key into the ignition switch . cessive speed and sudden stops . WARNING : Avoid sudden starts , ex - Place the PTO / Blade Engage knob in the disengaged ( OFF ) position . WARNING : Do not leave the seat of the Engage the tractor's parking brake . tractor without first placing the PTO / Blade Place the throttle control in the FAST position Pull the choke control outward . Engage knob in the disengaged ( OFF ) position , depressing the brake pedal and Turn the ignition key clockwise to the START engaging the parking brake . If leaving the position . After the engine starts , release the key . It tractor unattended , also turn the ignition key will return to the ON position . off and remove the key . IMPORTANT : Do NOT hold the key in the START Briefly depress the brake pedal to release the position for longer than ten seconds at a time . Doing so may cause damage to your engine's electric starter . parking brake . Move the throttle lever into the FAST ( rabbit ) position . 13
To travel FORWARD , slowly depress the upper SettingTheCruiseControl portion of the drive pedal forward until the desired speed is achieved . See Figure 6 . NOTE : The cruise control feature should only be utilized while traveling in the forward direction . Slowly depress the upper portion of the drive pedal until the desired speed is achieved . Lightly depress the cruise control lever . While continuing to hold the cruise lever down , lift your foot from the drive pedal ( you should feel the cruise latch engage ) . Once engaged , the cruise control lever and the drive pedal will lock in the " down " position , and the tractor will maintain the same forward speed . Drive Pedal NOTE : Cruise control can not be set at the tractor's fastest ground speed . If the operator should attempt to do so , the tractor will automatically decelerate to the fastest optimal mowing ground speed . Disengage the cruise control using one of the following methods : Figure 6 Depress the brake pedal to disengage the cruise To travel in REVERSE , check that the area behind control and stop the tractor . is clear then slowly depress the lower portion of the Lightly depress the drive pedal . drive pedal with the ball of your foot ( NOT your To change the direction of travel to reverse when heel ) until the desired speed is achieved . See operating with cruise control , depress the brake pedal Figure 6 . to disengage the cruise control and bring the tractor to a IMPORTANT : Do NOT attempt to change the direction of complete stop . Then slowly depress the rear portion of travel when the tractor is in motion . Always bring the the drive pedal with the ball of your foot to travel in tractor to a complete stop before pivoting the drive reverse . pedal from forward to reverse or vice versa . Usingthe DeckLiftLever DrivingOnSlopes To raise the cutting deck , move the deck lift lever to the Refer to the SLOPEGAUGEon page 7 to help determine left , then place it in the notch best suited for your slopes where you may operate the tractor safely . application . Refer to SettingTheCuttingHeightearlier in this section . WARNING : Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees ( a rise of OperatingTheHeadlights approximately 2 - 1 / 2 feet every 10 feet ) . The tractor could overturn and cause serious To turn the tractor's headlights on : injury . Start the engine following the instructionsearlier in this section . Mow up and down slopes , NEVER across . Turn the key one notch counterclockwise into the Exercise extreme caution when changing direction On ! LightS position of the ignition switch . Refer to on slopes . Figure 3 . Watch for holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or other To turn the tractor's headlights off : hidden objects . Uneven terrain could overturn the Turn the key either into the On position ( to leave the machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . engine running ) or the Off position ( to shut the Avoid turns when driving on a slope . If a turn must engine off ) . Refer to Figure 3 . be made , turn down the slope . Turning up a slope greatly increases the chance of a roll over . NOTE : Never move the key into the Start position Avoid stopping when driving up a slope . If it is while the engine is running . Doing so may cause necessary to stop while driving up a slope , start up damage to your engine's electric starter . smoothly and carefully to reduce the possibility of flipping the tractor over backward . 14
MovingTheTractorManually Front View Top View Your tractor's transmission is equipped with a hydrostatic relief valve for occasions when it is necessary to move the tractor manually . Opening this valve permits the fluid in the transmission to bypass its normal route , allowing the rear tires to " freewheel . " To open the hydrostatic relief valve , proceed as follows : Locate the hydrostatic bypass rod in the rear of the 1 tractor . See Figure 7 . Figure 8 Mowing WARNING : To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object injury , keep bystanders , helpers , children and pets at least 75 feet from the machine while it is in operation . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . This tractor is equipped with one of Cub Cadet's quality cutting decks . The following information will be helpful when using the cutting deck with your tractor . WARNING : Plan your mowing pattern to Hydrostatic avoid discharge of materials toward roads , Bypass Rod sidewalks , bystanders and the like . Also , Figure 7 avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction which may cause discharged Pull the hydrostatic bypass rod outward , then material to ricochet back toward the operator . down , to lock it in place . Do not mow at high ground speed , especially if a NOTE : The transmission will NOT engage when the mulch kit or grass collector is installed . hydrostatic bypass rod is pulled out . Return the rod to For best results it is recommended that the first two its normal position prior to operating the tractor . laps be cut with the discharge thrown towards the IMPORTANT : Never attempt to move the tractor center . After the first two laps , reverse the direction manually without first opening the hydrostatic relief to throw the discharge to the outside for the valve . Doing so will result in serious damage to the balance of cutting . This will give a better tractor's transmission . appearance to the lawn . Do not cut the grass too short . ShorL grass invites Engagingthe PTO weed growth and yellows quickly in dry weather . Mowing should always be done with the engine at Engaging the PTO transfers power to the cutting deck full throttle . or other ( separately available ) attachments . To engage Under heavier conditions it may be necessary to go the PTO , proceed as follows : back over the cut area a second time to get a clean Move the throttle control lever to the FAST ( rabbit ) cut . position . Do NOT attempt to mow heavy brush and weeds Pull the PTO / Blade Engage knob outward into the and extremely tall grass . Your tractor is designed to engaged ( ON ) position . See Figure 8 . mow lawns , NOT clear brush . Keep the throttle lever in the FAST ( rabbit ) position Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades for the most efficient use of the cutting deck or other when worn . Refer to CuttingBladeson page 19 of this ( separately available ) attachments manual for proper blade sharpening instructions . IMPORTANT : The electric PTO clutch will automatically shut off if the PTO is engaged with the drive pedal in position for reverse travel . Refer to SafetyInterlock Switcheson page 12 . 15
SECTION6 : MAKINGADJUSTMENTS Locate the two lock nuts on the opposite side of the WARNING : Never attempt to make any stabilizer bracket . See Figure 9 . Tighten the lock adjustments while the engine is running , nuts to raise the front of the deck ; loosen the lock except where specified in the operator's nuts to lower the front of the deck . manual . Retighten the two jam nuts loosened earlier when proper adjustment is achieved . Levelingthe Deck Sideto Side NOTE : Check the tractor's tire pressure before If the cutting deck appears to be mowing unevenly , a performing any deck leveling adjustments . Refer to side to side adjustment can be performed . Adjust if Tires on page 19 for information regarding tire pressure . necessary as follows : With the tractor parked on a firm , level surface , FrontTo Rear place the deck lift lever in the top notch ( highest The front of the cutting deck is supported by a stabilizer position ) and rotate both blades so that they are bar that can adjusted to level the deck from front to rear . perpendicular with the tractor . The front of the deck should be between 1 / 4 - inch and Measure the distance from the outside of the left 3 / 8 - inch lower than the rear of the deck . Adjust if blade tip to the ground and the distance from the necessary as follows : outside of the right blade tip to the ground . Both With the tractor parked on a firm , level surface , measurements taken should be equal . If they're place the deck lift lever in the top notch ( highest not , proceed to the next step . position ) and rotate the blade nearest the discharge Loosen , but do NOT remove , the hex cap screw on chute so that it is parallel with the tractor . the left deck hanger bracket . See Figure 10 . Measure the distance from the front of the blade tip to the ground and the rear of the blade tip to the ground . The first measurement taken should be between 1 / 4 " and 3 / 8 " less than the second measurement . Determine the approximate distance necessary for proper adjustment and proceed , if necessary , to the next step . Loosen the two jam nuts on the rear side of the deck stabilizer bracket . See Figure 9 . Lock Nuts Adjustment Gear Hex Cap Screw Stabilizert Bracke Figure 10 Balance the deck by using a wrench to turn the Deck adjustment gear ( found immediately behind the hex cap screw just loosened ) clockwise / up or counterclockwise / down . The deck is properly balanced when both blade tip measurements taken earlier are equal . Retighten the hex cap screw on the left deck hanger bracket when proper adjustment is achieved . Figure 9 16
/ [ ParkingBrakeAdjustment Hex Nut andher Lock Was ! WARNING : Never attempt to adjust the brakes while the engine is running . Always disengage PTO , stop engine and remove key Pivot Bar to prevent unintended starting . If the tractor does not come to a complete stop when the brake pedal is completely depressed , or if the tractor's rear wheels can roll with the parking brake applied , the brake is in need of adjustment . The brake disc can be found on the right side of the transmission in the rear of the tractor . Adjust if necessary as follows . Looking at the transmission from the right side of Jam Nut the tractor , locate the compression spring and brake disc . See Figure 11 . Ball Joint Brake Rod Figure 12 Thread the ball joint toward the jam nut to shorten the drag link . Thread the ball joint away from the jam nut to lengthen the drag link . Replace hex nut and lock washer and retighten the jam nut after proper adjustment is achieved . NOTE : Threading the ball joints too far onto the drag links will cause the front tires to " toe - in " too far . Proper toe - in is between 1 / 16 " and 5 / 16 " . Front tire toe - in can be measured as follows : Place the steering wheel in position for straight ahead travel . In front of the axle , measure the distance horizontally from the inside of the left rim to the NOTE : View shown from beneath tractor . inside of the right rim . Note the distance . Figure 11 Behind the axle , measure the distance horizontally from the inside of the left rim to the inside of the Carefully remove the cotter pin from the crown nut right rim . Note the distance . on the right side of the brake assembly . The measurement taken in front of the axle should Using a feeler gauge , check the gap between the be between 1 / 16 " and 5 / 16 " less than the brake disc and the brake puck . Proper gap is . 011 " . measurement taken behind the axle . Tighten the crown nut until the proper gap is Adjust if necessary . achieved . Insert a replacement cotter pin ( part # 714 - 0111 ) into the crown nut . SeatAdjustment WARNING : Before operating this machine , SteeringAdjustment make sure the seat is engaged in the seat If the tractor turns tighter in one direction than the other , stop , stand behind the machine and pull back or if the ball joints are being replaced due to damage or on seat until fully engaged into stop . wear , the steering drag links may need to be adjusted . To adjust the position of the seat , move the seat Adjust the drag links so that equal lengths are threaded adjustment lever ( Refer to Figure 1on Page 9 ) to the into the ball joint on the left side and the ball joint on the left and slide the seat forward or rearward . Make sure right side : seat is locked into position before operating the tractor . Loosen the jam nut found on the drag link at the rear of the ball joint . See Figure 12 . Remove the hex nut and lock washer on the top of ball joint . See Figure 12 . 17
SECTION7 : MAINTAININGYOURLAWNTRACTOR Service the oil filteras instructed in the separate NOTE : Refer to MaintenanceCharton page 24 for a reference of recommended maintenance intervals . Briggs & Stratton Operator / Owner Manual packed with your unit . WARNING : Before performing any Perform the above steps in the opposite order after oil maintenance or repairs , disengage PTO , set has finished draining . parking brake , stop engine and remove key to Refill the engine with new motor oil . prevent unintended starting . IMPORTANT : Refer to the Briggs & Stratton Operator / Owner Manual packed with your unit for information Engine regarding the quantity and proper weight of motor oil . Refer to the Briggs & Stratton Operator / Owner Air Cleaner Manual for engine maintenance instructions . Service the pre - cleaner and cartridge / air cleaner Check engine oil level before each use as instructed in element as instructed in the Briggs & Stratton Operator / the Briggs & Stratton Operator ! Owner Manual packed Owner Manual packed with your unit . with your unit . Follow the instructions carefully . SparkPlug ( s ) Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the emission The spark plug ( s ) should be cleaned and the gap reset control devices and systems , which are being done at once a season . Refer to the Briggs & Stratton the customer's expense , may be performed by any Operator / Owner Manual for correct plug type and gap engine repair establishment or individual . Warranty specifications . repairs must be performed by your Cub Cadet Dealer . Cleaningthe EngineAndDeck ChangingEngineOil Any fuel or oil spilled on the machine should be wiped Gently raise the tractor's hood off promptly . Unscrew the oil fill cap and remove the dipstick Do NOT allow debris to accumulate around the cooling from the oil fill tube . See Figure 13 . fins of the engine or on any other part of the machine , ) especially the belts and pulleys . IMPORTANT : The use of a pressure washer or garden Dipstick hose to clean your tractor is NOT recommended . It may cause damage to electrical components , spindles , pulleys , bearings or the engine . The use of water will result in a shortened life of the tractor and reduce its serviceability . Lubrication WARNING : Before lubricating , repairing , or inspecting , always disengage PTO , set parking brake , stop engine and remove key to prevent unintended starting . DrainPort Drain Hose Engine Refer to Engineon page 18 for instruction regarding all Figure 13 engine - related lubrication . Pop open the protective cap on the end of the oil Pivot Points & Linkage drain valve to expose the drain port . See Figure 13 . Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive system , Push the oil drain hose ( packed with this manual ) parking brake and lift linkage at least once a season onto the oil drain port . Route the opposite end of with light oil . the hose into an appropriate oil collection container with a capacity of no less than 64 oz . DeckWheels Push the oil drain valve in slightly , then rotate Each of the tractor deck's front gauge wheels is counterclockwise and pull outward to begin equipped with a grease fitting . Lubricate with a grease draining oil . gun after every 25 hours of tractor operation 18
FrontWheels DeckSpindles Grease fittings can be found on the top of each deck Each of the front wheel axles and rims is equipped with spindle shaft . See Figure 14 . Lubricate with 251H EP a grease fitting . See Figure 15 . Lubricate with a grease grease or an equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium un after every 25 hours of tractor operation . grease . Using a grease gun , apply two strokes ( minimum ) or sufficient grease to flush old grease and dirt out of the spindle shaft . Grease Fitting Rim Grease Fitting \ Figure 15 Figure 14 SECTION8 : SERVICE To remove the bulb & socket from the reflector Tires housing , simply grasp the socket and gently rotate it 1 / 4 turn clockwise . After replacing the bulb , align the tab of the socket inflation pressure shown on the sidewall of the _ , WARNING : Never exceed the maximum with the notch of the reflector and gently rotate it 1 / 4 tire . turn counterclockwise . The recommended operating tire pressure is approximately 10 psi for the rear tires and 14 psi for the CuttingBlades front tires . Refer to the tire sidewall for exact tire manufacturer's WARNING : Be sure to shut the engine off , recommended or maximum psi . Do not overinfiate . remove ignition key , disconnect the spark plug Uneven tire pressure could cause the cutting deck to wire ( s ) and ground against the engine to mow unevenly . prevent unintended starting before removing the cutting blade ( s ) for sharpening or HeadLamps replacement . Protect your hands by using heavy gloves when grasping the blade . WARNING : If the engine has been recently WARNING : Periodically inspect the blade run , the engine , muffler and surrounding adapter and / or spindle for cracks or damage , metal surfaces will be hot and can cause especially if you strike a foreign object . burns to the skin . Allow the tractor to cool and Replace immediately if damaged . use caution when changing the lamp bulbs . The blades may be removed as follows . Replace headlight bulbs as follows : Remove the deck from beneath the tractor , ( refer to Lift the hood and locate the headlight wire harness CuttingDeckRemovaoln page 21 ) then gently flip the and lamp sockets deck over to expose its underside . 19
Place a block of wood between the center deck After cleaning the battery and terminals , apply a housing baffle and the cutting blade to act as a light coat of petroleum jelly or grease to both terminals stabilizer . See Figure 16 . Always keep the rubber boot positioned over the Hex Flange Nut positive terminal to prevent shorting . IMPORTANT : If removing the battery for any reason , disconnect the NEGATIVE ( Black ) wire from it's terminal first , followed by the POSITIVE ( Red ) wire . When re - installing the battery , always connect the POSITIVE ( Red ) wire its terminal first , followed by the NEGATIVE ( Black ) wire . Be certain that the wires are connected to the correct terminals ; reversing them could change the polarity and cause damage to your engine's alternating system . JumpStarting WARNING : Never jump start a damaged or frozen battery . Be certain the vehicles do not touch , and ignitions are off . Do not allow cable Spindle Assembly clamps to touch . Figure 16 Connect positive ( + ) cable to positive post ( + ) of Use a 1 - 1 / 8 " wrench to remove the hex flange nut your tractor's discharged battery . that secures the blade to the spindle assembly . See Connect the other end of the cable to the ( positive Figure 16 . + ) post of the jumper battery . To properly sharpen the cutting blades , remove equal Connect the second cable ( negative - ) to the other amounts of metal from both ends of the blades along post of the jumper battery . the cutting edges , parallel to the trailing edge , at a 25 Â° Make the final connection on the engine block of to 30 Â° angle . the stalled tractor , away from the battery . Attach to a unpainted part to assure a good connection . IMPORTANT : If the cutting edge of the blade has already been sharpened , or if any metal separation is present , IMPORTANT : If the jumper battery is installed on a replace the blades with new ones . vehicle ( i . e . car , truck ) , do NOT start the vehicle's engine when jump starting your tractor . It is important that each cutting blade edge be ground equally to maintain proper blade balance . A poorly Refer to the instructions on page 13 to start the balanced blade will cause excessive vibration and may tractor . cause damage to the tractor and result in personal Set the tractor's p [ arking brake before removing the injury . jumper cables , in reverse order of connection . The blade can be tested by balancing it on a round Allow the tractor's engine to run for 15 minutes shaft screwdriver . Grind metal from the heavy side until before shutting it offtoallowthe alternating system it balances evenly . time to charge the discharged battery . Charging IMPORTANT : When replacing the blade , be sure to install the blade with the side of the blade marked if the unit has not been put into use for an extended " Bottom " ( or with a part number stamped in it ) facing period of time , charge the battery with an automotive - the ground when the mower is in the operating position . type 12 - volt charger for a minimum of one hour at six amps . IMPORTANT : Use a torque wrench to tighten the blade spindle hex flange nut to between 70 Ibs - ft and 90 Ibs - ft . WARNING : Batteries give off an explosive gas while charging . Charge battery in a well Battery ventilated area and keep away from an open flame or pilot light as on a water heater , space The battery is sealed and is maintenance - free . Acid heater , furnace , clothes dryer or other gas levels cannot be checked and fluid can not be added . appliances . Always keep the battery cables and terminals clean and free of corrosive build - up . 2O
Repeat the above steps on the tractor's right side . Fuse Move the deck lift lever into the top notch on the A fuse is installed in your tractor's wiring harness to right fender to raise the deck lift arms up and out of protect the tractor's electrical system from damage the way . caused by excessive amperage . Gently slide the cutting deck toward the front of the If the electrical system does not function , or your tractor allowing the hooks on the deck to release tractor's engine will not crank , first check to be certain themselves from the deck stabilizer rod . that the fuse has not blown . Gently slide the cutting deck ( from the right side ) out from underneath the tractor . It can be found under the hood mounted behind the top of the dash panel on the support bar . Pull the fuse out and inspect it to determine if it is good or blown . ChangingtheDeckBelt ( s ) IMPORTANT : Always use a fuse with the same WARNING : Be sure to shut the engine off , amperage capacity for replacement . remove ignition key , disconnect the spark WARNING : Before servicing , repairing , or plug wire ( s ) and ground against the engine to inspecting , always disengage PTO , set prevent unintended starting before removing parking brake , stop engine and remove key to the belt ( s ) . prevent unintended starting . All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should be replaced if any signs of wear are present . CuttingDeckRemoval IMPORTANT : The V - belts found on your tractor are To remove the cutting deck , proceed as follows : specially designed to engage and disengage safely . A Place the PTO / Blade Engage knob in the substitute ( non - OEM ) V - belt can be dangerous by not disengaged ( OFF ) position and engage the parking disengaging completely . For a proper working machine , brake . use factory approved belts . Lower the deck by moving the deck lift lever into the To change or replace the deck belts on your tractor , bottom notch on the right fender . Remove the PTO belt from around the tractor's proceed as follows : electric PTO clutch . Refer to Figure 18 or Figure 19 . Lower the deck by moving the deck lift lever into the Looking at the cutting deck from the left side of the bottom notch on the right fender . tractor , locate the deck support pin on the rear left Remove the belt guards by removing the self - side of the deck . tapping screws that fasten them to the deck . See Rotate the pin slightly toward the rear of the tractor Figure 18 or Figure 19 . and release the pin into the hole provided . Grasp the rearmost portion of the PTO idler bracket Pull the deck support pin outward to release the and pivot it toward the discharge chute to relieve tension on the PTO belt . deck from the deck lift arm . See Figure 17 . Remove the PTO belt from the electric PTO clutch and the PTO idler pulley ( s ) . Grasp the deck idler pulley and pivot it toward the left side of the deck to relieve tension on the deck belt . Remove the deck belt from around all pulleys , including the deck idler pulley . Route the new belts as shown in Figure 18 or Figure 19 . Remount the belt guards removed earlier . Figure 17 21
Electric PTO Clutch PTO Idler Bracket Model1018 ( mounted on tractor ) Left Hand Pulley _ Deck belt ( Bottom ) Right Hand Pulley ( beneath belt guard ) Deck Idler Pulley Center Pulley Self - Tapping Screws NOTE : Left hand belt cover not shown for " clarity . Pigure 18 Electric PTO Clutch Models1022 & 1024 _ Deck / PTO Belt Right Hand Pulley Right Hand Pulley ( beneath belt guard ) ( beneath belt guard ) Deck Idler Pulleys Self - Ta I _ ing Screws NOTE : Models 1022 & 1024 are equipped with a different size deck . However , the belt routing of each is the same . Figure 19 use factory approved belts . ChangingTheTransmissionDriveBelt To change or replace the drive belt on your tractor , NOTE : An air / impact wrench is needed to remove the proceed as follows : electric PTO and properly replace the drive belt . Remove the cutting deck as instructed earlier in this section . All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should After disconnecting the battery cables , remove the be replaced if any signs of wear are present . battery and battery tray from beneath the seat . IMPORTANT : The V - belts found on your tractor are IMPORTANT : When removing the battery , disconnect specially designed to engage and disengage safely . A the NEGATIVE ( Black ) wire from it's terminal first , substitute ( non - OEM ) V - belt can be dangerous by not followed by the POSITIVE ( Red ) wire . Re - install in disengaging completely . For a proper working machine , reverse order . 22
IMPORTANT : Note the routing of the lower drive belt The engine pulley is located directly above the around all the pulleys and the belt keepers ( if present ) electric PTO clutch . Lower the engine pulley far BEFORE performing the following steps . enough to be able to remove the upper drive belt from around it Locate the fixed v - idler pulley found on the left underside of the frame . See Figure 20 . IMPORTANT : When remounting the electric PTO clutch , Grasp the belt on both sides of the pulley and make certain that is properly oriented against the anti - gently move it toward the left frame rail allowing it to rotation bracke prior to securing it to the engine's unseat itself from the fixed v - idler . See Figure 20 . crankshaft . Torque the center hex bolt to between 38 Pivot the double - idler bracket forward slightly foot - pounds and 50 foot - pounds . before removing the idler extension spring from the Remove the drive belt by feeding it from front to stud and the double - idler bracket itself . Do NOT rear , toward the hydrostatic transmission . See discard the spring . Figure 20 . Roll the drive belt out from around both the v - idler Continue removing the drive belt by gently lifting it pulley and the fiat idler pulley found on the double - off of the transmission pulley and over the cooling idler bracket . fan . Carefully unplug the tractor's wire harness from the connector on the electric PTO clutch . IMPORTANT : The fins on the cooling fan are only slightly Note the orientation of the electric PTO clutch . flexible . Be careful not to damage the fan when Remove the hex bolt from the center of the electric removing the drive belt from around the transmission pulley . PTO clutch and gently lower it off of the engine crankshaft . Reroute the new belt around the pulleys and belt Be careful not to lose any washers or spacers keepers , if present , EXACTLY as the old one was which may be found on top of the electric PTO routed . Refer to Figure 20 . clutch . Transmission Pulley ( Beneath Cooling Fan ) Fixed V - idler Pulley FRONT OF TRACTOR - - _ I = = _ Engine Pulley Hydrostatic Transmission NOTE : View shown from above tractor Figure 20 23
HydrostaticTransmission The hydrostatic transmission is sealed at the factory and is maintenance free . The fluid level cannot be checked nor can the oil be changed . Always keep the area around the transmission cooling fan free of grass and debris at all times . SECTION9 : OFF - SEASOSNTORAGE Clean and lubricate the tractor as instructed in Section7 : To empty the system , run the engine until the tank MAINTAINING YOURLAWNTRACTORon page 18 of this and system are empty . manual before storing foran extended period . WARNING : Drain fuel only into an approved container outdoors , away from an Engine open flame . Allow engine to cool . Extinguish If the engine will be out of service for two months or cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and other sources of more , use the following storage procedure : ignition prior to draining fuel . Clean the exterior surfaces of the engine . Remove the spark plug . Add one tablespoon of Change the oil and filter while the engine is still engine oil into the spark plug hole . Install the plug , warm from operation . Refer to ChangingtheEngineOil but do not reconnect the plug wire . Crank the on page 18 . engine two or three revolutions . The fuel system must be completely emptied , or the Store the engine in a clean , dry place . gasoline must be treated with a fuel stabilizer such WARNING : Never store the machine or as STA - BIL to prevent deterioration . If you choose to use a stabilizer , follow the manufacturers fuel container indoors where there is an open recommendations , and add the correct amount for flame , spark or pilot light such as on water the capacity of the fuel system . Fill the fuel tank with heater , furnace , clothes dryer or other gas clean , fresh gasoline . Run the engine for 2 - 3 appliance . minutes to get stabilized fuel into the carburetor . SECTION10 : MAINTENANCCEHART Before After Initial Every Every Every Every Prior Each Use 24 Hours 10 Hours 25 Hours 100 Hours Season to Storing Clean Grille , Engine Screen and Side Panel Screens _ Check Engine Oil Level Clean and Re - oil Air Filter's Foam Precleaner Replace Air Filter Element _ Change Engine Oil & Filter Clean Battery Terminals _ Lube Front Axles and Rims , / Clean Engine Cooling Fins _ Lube Front Deck Wheels v Lube Deck Spindles , / Lube Pedal Pivot Points ' k _ Check Spark Plug _ _ 24
SECTION11 : TROUBLESHOOTING Trouble Corrective Action Possible Cause ( s ) Engine fails to start PTO / Blade Engage knob engaged . Place knob in disengaged ( OFF ) position . Parking brake not engaged . Engage parking brake . Spark plug wire ( s ) disconnected . Connect wire to spark plug . Throttle control lever not in correct Place throttle lever to FAST position . starting position . Choke not activated Pull out the CHOKE control . Fuel tank empty , or stale fuel . Fill tank with clean , fresh ( less than 30 days old ) gas . Blocked fuel line . Clean fuel line or replace fuel filter . Faulty spark plug . Clean , adjust gap to . 040 " or replace plug . Engine flooded . Crank engine with throttle in FAST position . Push CHOKE control in . Engine runs erratic Unit running with CHOKE activated . Spark plug wire ( s ) loose . Connect and tighten spark plug wire ( s ) . Blocked fuel line or stale fuel . Clean fuel line ; fill tank with clean , fresh ( less than 30 days old ) gasoline . Replace fuel filter , if so equipped . Vent in gas cap plugged . Clear vent or replace cap if damaged . Water or dirt in fuel system . Drain fuel tank . Refill with clean , fresh ( less than 30 days old ) gasoline . Dirty air cleaner . Replace air cleaner paper element or clean foam precleaner . Engine overheats Engine oil level low . Fill crankcase with proper capacity and weight of oil . Air flow restricted . Clean grass clippings and debris from around the engine's cooling fins and blower housing . Engine hesitates at high RPM Spark plug gap too close . Remove spark plug and reset the gap to . 040 " . Idles poorly Spark plug fouled , faulty or gap too Replace spark plug . Set plug gap to . 040 " . wide . Dirty air cleaner . Replace air cleaner cartridge / element or clean pre - cleaner . Excessive vibration Cutting blade loose or unbalanced . Tighten blade and spindle . Balance blade . Damaged or bent cutting blade . Replace blade . Mower will not mulch grass Engine speed too low . Place throttle in FAST ( rabbit ) position . Wet grass . Do not mow when grass is wet ; wait until later to cut . Excessively high grass . Mow once at a high cutting height , then mow again at desired height or make a narrower cutting swath . Dull blade . Sharpen or replace blade . Uneven cut Deck not balanced properly . Perform side4o - side deck adjustment . Dull blade . Sharpen or replace blade . Uneven tire pressure . Check tire pressure in all four tires . SECTION12 : ATTACHMENTS & ACCESSORIES The following attachments and accessories are compatible for Models 1018 & 1022 . See your Cub Cadet dealer or the retailer from which you purchased your tractor for information regarding price and availability . NOTE : Cub Cadet Series 1000 lawn tractors are NOT designed for use with any type of ground - engaging attachments ( e . g . tiller or mulboard plow ) . Use of this type of equipment WILL void the tractor's warranty . Attachments ( CC - ) 190 - 670 ( - 100 ) * Twin Bagger Grass Collector ( CC - ) 190 - 671 ( - 100 ) * Rear Tire Chain Set ( 20 " x 9 " ) ( CC - ) 190 - 672 ( - 100 ) * Front Bumper Kit ( CC - ) 190 - 673 ( - 100 ) * 42 - inch Two - stage Snow Thrower 46 - inch Front Dozer Blade ( CC - ) 190 - 674 ( - 100 ) * ( CC - ) 190 - 675 ( - 100 ) * Rear Wheel Weight Set * Attachments purchased through a merchandise retailer may have a " CC " model number prefix . Attachments purchased through your Cub Cadet dealer may have a " 100 " model number suffix . 25
SECTION13 : SPECIFICATIONS LT1022 LT1018 Capacities 3 gallons ( 11.4 I ) 3 gallons ( 11.4 I ) Fuel Tank 4 pints / 64 oz , ( 1.9 I ) 3 pints / 48 oz . ( 1.4 I ) Crankcase ( approximately ) Hydrostatic Transmission Hydro - Gear 311 - 0510 Hydro - Gear 311 - 0510 Make and Model 22.2 : 1 22.2 : 1 Gear Ratio 0 m . p . h , - 5.2 m . p . h . 0 m . p . h . - 5.2 m . p . h . Forward Speed O m . p . h , - 2.3 m . p . h . 0 m . p . h . - 2.3 m . p . h . Reverse Speed Engine ( Air - cooled , 4 - cycle ) Briggs & Stratton 40H 777 * 0171 Briggs & Stratton 31Q777 - 0305 Make , Model & Type Twin Single Cylinders 2.97 in . ( 75.44 mm ) 3 - 9 / 16 in . ( 90,66 mm ) Bore 2.89 in . ( 73.4 mm ) 3 - 1116 in . ( 77.78 mm } Stroke 40.0 cu . in . ( 656 cc ) 30.59 cu . in . ( 501.2 cc ) Displacement 22 HP ( 16.4 kW ) 18.5 HP ( 13.8 kW ) Maximum Power @ 3600 RPM 31.6 Ibs . ft . ( 42.8 Nm ) 25,9 Ibs . if , ( 35.1 Nrn ) Maximum Torque @ 2400 RPM 8.5 : 1 8.5 : 1 Compression Ratio Engine Speed ( governed ) 1200 RPM 1200 RPM Low Speed 3300 RPM ( + 100 RPM ) 3300 RPM ( + 100 RPM ) High Speed ( no load ) . 030 in , ( . 76 mm ) . 030 in . ( . 76 mm ) Spark Plug Gap . 008 - . 012 in . ( . 20 - . 30 mm ) . 010 - . 014 in . ( . 25 - . 36 am ) Armature Air Gap Electrical System 12welt Negative Ground 12 - volt Negative Ground System Voltage 270 CCA ( sealed ) 190 CCA ( sealed ) Battery 16 Amp Regulated 16 Amp Regulated Alternator 20 Amp 20 Amp Fuse ( automotive type ) Incandescent Incandescent Headlights Single Disc ( Dry ) Single Disc ( Dry ) Brakes Turf Tires 15x6x6 15x6x6 Front ( inches ) 20x9x8 20x9x8 Rear ( inches ) Dimensions 47 in . ( 119,4 cm ) 47 in . ( 119.4 cm ) Wheelbase 68 in . ( 172.7 cm ) 68 in . ( 172.7 cm ) Length , over all 49 in . ( 124.4 cm ) 45 in . ( 114.3 cm ) Width , over a _ ( with deck - chute up ) 43 in . ( 109.2 cm ) 43 in . ( 109.2 cm ) Height , over all ( to top of steering wheel ) 4.5 in . ( 11,4 cm ) 4.5 in . ( 11.4 cm ) Ground Clearance 18 in . ( 46 cm ) 18 in . ( 46 cm ) Turning Radius 509 Ib ( 230.9 kg ) 502 Ib ( 225.9 kg ) Weight ( approximate ) 26
CUB CADET LLC MANUFACTURER'S ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ( COMMERCIAL USE ) The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET b . Normal wear parts or components , including blades , LLC ( " CUB CADET " ) with respect to new merchandise pur - blade adapters , grass bags , rider deck wheels , seats , snow chased and used in the United States , its possessions and thrower skid shoes , shave plates and tires . territories . CUB CADET does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported outside of the United States of America , its pos - CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in mate - sessions and territories , except those sold through CUB rial and workmanship for a period of _ for com - CADET'S authorized channels of export distribution . mercial users , commencing on the date of original purchase No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of and will , at its option , renair or reulace , free of charge , any merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose , applies after the applicable period of express written part found to be defective in material or workmanship . This warranty above . No other express warranty or guaranty , limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been whether written or oral , except as mentioned above , operated and maintained in accordance with the Operator's given by any person or entity , including the dealer , with respect to any product shall bind CUB CADET . During Manual furnished with the product , and has not been subject the period of the Warranty , the exclusive remedy is to misuse , abuse , neglect , accident , improper maintenance , repair or replacement of the product as set forth above . alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water or damage because of ( Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so the above limitation may not apply to you . ) other peril or natural disaster . The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows : sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sale . CUB CADET shall not be liable for incidental or consequential a . Batteries have a one - year prorated limited warranty with loss or damages including , without limitation , to any 100 % replacement during the first three months . After three claim for loss of profits , loss of savings or revenue , loss months , the battery replacement credit is based on the of the use of the equipment or any associated equip - ment , facilities or service , downtime , the claims or costs months remaining in the twelve ( 12 ) month period dating of third parties including customers , and injury to prop - back to the original date of sale . Any replacement battery will erty , and further including expenses incurred for substi - tute or replacement lawn care services , for be warranted only for the remainder of the original warranty transportation or for related expenses , or for rental period . expenses to temporarily replace a warranted product . b . All belts are covered by a one ( 1 ) year limited warranty ( Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of inci - dental or consequential damages , so the above exclusion against defects in material and workmanship . may not apply to you . ) HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE . THROUGH YOUR LOCAL in no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER . To locate the dealer of the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty . in your area , please check for a listing at www . cubcadet . com , You assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or injury to you and your property and / or to others and their property or in the Yellow Pages or contact CUB CADET by calling 1 - arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use the prod - 877 - CUB TOUGH ( 1 - 877 - 282 - 8684 ) or writing to Re . Box uct . 361131 , Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0019 . This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original purchaser or original lessee . This limited warranty does not provide coverage in How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This limited war - the following cases : ranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . a . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , blade sharpening and tune - ups , or adjustments such as brake adjustments , clutch adjustments or deck adjustments ; and normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure .
CUB CADET LLC MANUFACTURER'S LIMITED WARRANTY ( RESIDENTIAL USE ) a . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET LLC ( " CUB CADET " ) with respect to new merchandise pur - blade sharpening and tune - ups , or adjustments such as chased and used in the United States , its possessions and brake adjustments , clutch adjustments or deck adjust - territories . ments ; and normal deterioration of the exterior finish due CUB CADET warrants this product against defects in material to use or exposure . and workmanship for a period of two ( 2 ) years for residential users , ( one ( 1 ) year for commercial users ) , commencing on b . CUB CADET does not extend any warranty for products the date of original purchase and will , at its option , sold or exported outside of the United States of America , _ , free of charge , any part found to be defective in its possessions and territories , except those sold through material or workmanship , This limited warranty shall only apply if this product has been operated and maintained in CUB CADET's authorized channels of export distribu - accordance with the Operator's Manual furnished with the tion . product , and has not been subject to misuse , abuse , neglect , c . Normal wear parts or components , including blades , blade accident , improper maintenance , alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water or damage because of other peril or natural disas - adapters , grass bags , rider deck wheels , seats , snow ter , thrower skid shoes , rubber auger spirals , shave plates Batteries and belts are subject to separate terms as follows : and tires . a . Batteries have a one - year prorated limited warranty with No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of 100 % replacement during the first three months , After three merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose , months , the battery replacement credit is based on the applies after the applicable period of express written warranty above as to the parts as identified . No other months remaining in the twelve ( 12 ) month period dating express warranty or guaranty , whether written or oral , back to the original date of sale . Any replacement battery will except as mentioned above , given by any person or be warranted only for the remainder of the original warranty entity , including the dealer , with respect to any product period . shall bind CUB CADET . During the period of the War - b , All belts are covered by a one ( 1 ) year limited warranty ranty , the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement of the product as set forth above . ( Some states do not allow against defects in material and workmanship . limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so the 3 Year Limited Warranty - PTO Clutch above limitation may not apply to you . ) CUB CADET warrants the power take off ( " PTO " ) clutch and mounting hardware against defects in material and workman - The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the ship for a period of three _ 3 _ vears for Series 1000 products sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales . CUB manufactured after August 1 , 1997 for residential users , com - CADET shall not be liable for incidental or consequential mencing on the date of original purchase or lease and CUB loss or damages including , without limitation , expenses CADET will , at its option , reuair or replace , free of charge , incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care ser - any PTO clutch or mounting hardware found to be defective in vices , for transportation or for related expenses , or for material or workmanship provided this product has been rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted prod - operated and maintained as set forth above . uct . ( Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages , so the above exclusion 5 Year / 500 Hour Limited Warranty - Frame and or limitation may not apply to you . ) Front Axle in no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the CUB CADET warrants the frame , and front cast iron pivot amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration axle on Series 1000 models against defects in material and of the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty . workmanship for a period of five 1 ' 5 _ years or 500 hours . You assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or injury to whichever occurs first , for residential users , commencing on you and your property andlor to others and their property the date of original purchase or lease and CUB CADET will , arising out of the use or misuse or inability to use the product . at its option , renair or reulace , free of charge , any part found to be defective in material or workmanship provided this prod - This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than uct has been operated and maintained as set forth above . In the original purchaser or original lessee . addition to any other reason set forth herein , CUB CADET may deny warranty coverage if the hour meter , or any part How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This thereof , is altered , modified , disconnected or otherwise tam - pered with . limited warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE , THROUGH YOUR LOCALin AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER . To locate the dealer your area , please check for a listing at www . cubcadet . com or in the Yellow Pages or contact CUB CADET by calling 1 - 877 - CUB TOUGH ( 1 - 877 - 282 - 8684 ) or writing to Re . Box 361131 , Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0019 . This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases :