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Operator's Manual SERIES 1000 Hydrostatic Lawn Tractor Models LT1042 LT1045 LT1046 LT1050 IMPORTANT : READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Warning : This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . In the State of California the above is required by law ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your Cub Cadet dealer or contact the service department , P . O . Box 361131 Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0019 . CUBCADETLLC , P . O . BOX361131CLEVELAND , OHIO44136 - 0019 PRINTED IN U . S . A . FORM NO . 769 - 01514A ( 11 / 11 / 2004 )
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TABLEOFCONTENTS Content Page Content Page Important Safe Operation Practices 3 Service 25 Slope Gauge 7 Off - season Storage 30 Tractor Set - up 8 Maintenance Chart 30 Know Your Lawn Tractor 9 Troubleshooting 31 12 Attachments & Accessories 32 Operating Your Lawn Tractor Making Adjustments 17 Specifications 33 Maintaining Your Lawn Tractor 19 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 . A sample model plate is also illustrated below . You can locate the model plate by looking at the underside of the tractor's seat . This information will be necessary to use the manufacturer's web site and / or help from your Cub Cadet dealer . Copy the model number here : Copy the serial number here : P . O . BOX 361 1 31 www . cuboadet . com CLEVELAND , OH 44136 DEALER LOCATOR PHONE NUMBER : 877 _ 282 _ 8684 CUSTOMERSUPPORT Please doNOTreturn the unit to the retailer from whichit waspurchased , withoutfirst contactingCustomerSupport . If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls , operation or maintenance of this unit , you can seek help from the experts . Choose from the options below : Vyoisuitwwilwl wge . ctutbhceatdherte . ceomoptionsfo . r Cmliacnkyounstehfeulaspupgrogpersiatiotens . buCttloicnk aonndChueslptomiseimr mSeudpipaotertlybuatvtoanilabalned . by I } ro ( l [ l _ t , keywel ( I , ol i : _ hiase . _ 7 lick here 1o sealch eul knowledge I _ ase . Sealclt , * s LofJin to lheik the status of yt ) lll lllletli _ iil , lilIdify , ! ; _ , y yr * lli inllllilies , Ol IIptlate yOlll Ileisoiial plefile , Need local assislance ? Click hele to filid allth _ [ ized Selvice CelitelS ill yell [ alea . To reach the Customer Dealer Referral Line , please call ( 877 ) 282 - 8684 .
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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 . GENERALOPERATION 10 . Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge direction and do not point it at anyone . Do not 1 . Read , understand , and follow all instructions on the operate the mower without the discharge cover or machine and in the manual ( s ) before attempting to entire grass catcher in its proper place . assemble and operate . Keep this manual in a safe 11 . Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or place for future and regular reference and for under the cutting deck . Contact with the blade ( s ) ordering replacement parts . can amputate hands and feet . 2 . Be familiar with all controls and their proper 12 . A missing or damaged discharge cover can cause operation . Know how to stop the machine and blade contact or thrown object injuries . disengage them quickly . 13 . Stop the blade ( s ) when crossing gravel drives , 3 . Never allow children under 14 years old to operate walks , or roads and while not cutting grass . this machine . Children 14 years old and over 14 . Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing should read and understand the operation roadways . This machine is not intended for use on instructions and safety rules in this manual and any public roadway . should be trained and supervised by a parent . 15 . Do not operate the machine while under the 4 . Never allow adults to operate this machine without influence of alcohol or drugs . proper instruction . 16 . Mow only in daylight or good artificial light . 5 . To help avoid blade contact or a thrown object 17 . Never carry passengers . injury , keep bystanders , helpers , children and pets 18 . Disengage blade ( s ) before shifting into reverse . at least 75 feet from the machine while it is in Back up slowly . Always look down and behind operation . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . before and while backing to avoid a back - over 6 . Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment accident . is to be used . Remove all stones , sticks , wire , 19 . Slow down before turning . Operate the machine bones , toys , and other foreign objects which could smoothly . Avoid erratic operation and excessive be picked up and thrown by the blade ( s ) . Thrown speed . objects can cause serious personal injury . 20 . Disengage blade ( s ) , set parking brake , stop engine 7 . Plan your mowing pattern to avoid discharge of and wait until the blade ( s ) come to a complete stop material toward roads , sidewalks , bystanders and before removing grass catcher , emptying grass , the like . Also , avoid discharging material against a unclogging chute , removing any grass or debris , or wall or obstruction which may cause discharged making any adjustments . material to ricochet back toward the operator . 21 . Never leave a running machine unattended . Always 8 . Always wear safety glasses or safety goggles turn off blade ( s ) , place transmission in neutral , set during operation and while performing an parking brake , stop engine and remove key before adjustment or repair to protect your eyes . Thrown dismounting . objects which ricochet can cause serious injury to 22 . Use extra care when loading or unloading the the eyes . machine into a trailer or truck . This unit should not 9 . Wear sturdy , rough - soled work shoes and close - be driven up or down ramp ( s ) , because the unit fitting slacks and shirts . Loose fitting clothes and could tip over , causing serious personal injury . The jewelry can be caught in movable parts . Never unit must be pushed manually on ramp ( s ) to load or operate this machine in bare feet or sandals . unload properly .
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4 . Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for 23 . Mufflerandenginebecomehotandcancausea burn . Donottouch . wheel weights or counterweights to improve 24 . Checkoverheadclearancecsarefullybeforedriving stability . underlowhangingtreebranchesw , ires , door 5 . Use extra care with grass catchers or other openingsetc . , wheretheoperatomr aybestruckor attachments . These can change the stability of the machine . pulledfromtheunit , whichcouldresultinserious injury . 6 . Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual . 25 . Disengagaellattachmenctlutchesd , epressthe Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction . brakepedacl ompletelayndshiftintoneutrabl efore Rapid engagement or braking could cause the front attemptintgo startengine . of the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards 26 . Yourmachineisdesignedtocutnormarlesidential which could cause serious injury . grassofaheightnomorethan10 " . Donotattempt 7 . Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If tires lose tomowthroughunusuallytall , drygrass ( e . g . , traction , disengage the blade ( s ) and proceed pastureo ) rpilesofdryleavesD . rygrassorleaves slowly straight down the slope . maycontacttheengineexhausatnd / orbuilduponrd . DO NOT " themowedr eckpresentinagpotentiaflirehazaved 27 . Useonlyaccessorieasndattachmenatsppro 1 . Do not turn on slopes unless necessary ; then , turn forthismachinebythemachinemanufacturer . slowly and gradually downhill , if possible . Read , understanadndfollowallinstructions 2 . Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches or providedwiththeapprovedaccessoroyr embankments . The mower could suddenly turn attachment . over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff , ditch , or if 28 . Dataindicatesthatoperatorsa , ge60yearsand an edge caves in . abovea , reinvolvedinalargepercentagoefriding 3 . Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your mower - relateindjuriesT . heseoperatorsshould foot on the ground . evaluatetheirabilitytooperatetheridingmower 4 . Do not use a grass catcher on steep slopes . safelyenoughtoprotectthemselveasndothers 5 . Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced traction could fromseriousinjury . cause sliding . 29 . Ifsituationosccurwhicharenotcoveredinthis 6 . Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill . Over - manualu , secareandgoodjudgmentC . ontacytour speeding may cause the operator to lose control of Cub Cadet dealer for assistance . the machine resulting in serious injury or death . 7 . Do not tow heavy pull behind attachments ( e . g . SLOPE OPERATION loaded dump cart , lawn roller , etc . ) on slopes Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and greater than 5 degrees . When going down hill , the tip - over accidents which can result in severe injury or extra weight tends to push the tractor and may death . All slopes require extra caution . If you cannot cause you to loose control . ( e . g . tractor may speed back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do not mow up , braking and steering ability are reduced , it . attachment may jack - knife and cause tractor to overturn ) . For your safety , use the slope gauge included as part of this manual to measure slopes before operating this CHILDREN unit on a sloped or hilly area . If the slope is greater than Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not 15 degrees as shown on the slope gauge , do not alert to the presence of children . Children are often operate this unit on that area or serious injury could attracted to the machine and the mowing activity . result . They do not understand the dangers . Never DO : assume that children will remain where you last saw them . 1 . Mow up and down slopes , not across . Exercise a . Keep children out of the mowing area and in extreme caution when changing direction on watchful care of a responsible adult other slopes . than the operator . 2 . Watch for holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or other b . Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters hidden objects . Uneven terrain could overturn the the area . machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . c . Before and while backing , look behind and 3 . Use slow speed . Choose a low enough speed down for small children . setting so that you will not have to stop or shift while d . Never carry children , even with the blade ( s ) on the slope . Tires may lose traction on slopes shut off . They may fall off and be seriously even though the brakes are functioning properly . injured or interfere with safe machine Always keep machine in gear when going down operation . slopes to take advantage of engine braking action .
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e . Useextremecarewhenapproachinbglind lock - open device . cornersd , oorwayss , hrubst , reesorother e . Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes and objectsthatmayblockyourvisionofachild other sources of ignition . f . Neverfuel machine indoors . whomayrunintothemachine . f . Toavoidback - overaccidents , always g . Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the disengage the cutting blade ( s ) before engine is hot or running . Allow engine to cool shifting into reverse , The " Reverse at least two minutes before refueling . Caution Mode " should not be used when h . Never over fill fuel tank . Fill tank to no more children or others are around , than Y2inch below bottom of filler neck to g . Keep children away from hot or running allow space for fuel expansion . engines . They can suffer burns from a hot i . Replace gasoline cap and tighten securely . muffler . j . If gasoline is spilled , wipe it off the engine h . Remove key when machine is unattended to and equipment . Move unit to another area . prevent unauthorized operation . Wait 5 minutes before starting the engine . 9 . Never allow children under 14 years old to operate k . To reduce fire hazards , keep machine free of the machine . Children 14 years old and over should grass , leaves , or other debris build - up . Clean read and understand the operation instructions and up oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel soaked debris . safety rules in this manual and should be trained I . Never store the machine or fuel container and supervised by a parent . inside where there is an open flame , spark or TOWING pilot light as on a water heater , space heater , 1 . Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed furnace , clothes dryer or other gas for towing . Do not attach towed equipment except appliances . m . Allow a machine to cool at least 5 minutes at the hitch point . 2 . Follow the manufacturers recommendation for before storing . GENERAL SERVICE : weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes . 1 . Never run an engine indoors or in a poorly 3 . Never allow children or others in or on towed ventilated area . Engine exhaust contains carbon equipment . monoxide , an odorless , and deadly gas . 4 . On slopes , the weight of the towed equipment may 2 . Before cleaning , repairing , or inspecting , make cause loss of traction and loss of control . certain the blade ( s ) and all moving parts have 5 . Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop . stopped . Disconnect the spark plug wire and 6 . Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill . ground against the engine to prevent unintended starting . SERVICE 3 . Periodically check to make sure the blades come to SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE : complete stop within approximately ( 5 ) five 1 . To avoid personal injury or property damage seconds after operating the blade disengagement use extreme care in handling gasoline . Gasoline is control . If the blades do not stop within the this time extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive . frame , your unit should be serviced professionally Serious personal injury can occur when gasoline is by your Cub Cadet dealer . spilled on yourself or your clothes which can ignite . 4 . Check brake operation frequently as it is subjected Wash your skin and change clothes immediately . to wear during normal operation . Adjust and service a . Use only an approved gasoline container . as required . b . Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a 5 . Check the blade ( s ) and engine mounting bolts at truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner . Always frequent intervals for proper tightness . Also , place containers on the ground away from visually inspect blade ( s ) for damage ( e . g . , your vehicle before filling . excessive wear , bent , cracked ) . c . When practical , remove gas - powered Replace the blade ( s ) with the original equipment equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel manufacturer's ( O . E . M . ) blade ( s ) only , listed in this it on the ground . If this is not possible , then manual . " Use of parts which do not meet the refuel such equipment on a trailer with a original equipment specifications may lead to portable container , rather than from a improper performance and compromise safety [ " gasoline dispenser nozzle . 6 . Mower blades are sharp . Wrap the blade or wear d . Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the gloves , and use extra caution when servicing them . fuel tank or container opening at all times 7 . Keep all nuts , bolts , and screws tight to be sure the until fueling is complete . Do not use a nozzle equipment is in safe working condition .
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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 Checkingthe 0il Levelon page 19 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 .
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SECTION4 : KNOWYOURLAWNTRACTOR A B C H NOTE : Steering Wheel not shown for clarity . Figure 1 A Systems Indicator Monitor / Hour Meter H PTO ( Blade Engage ) Knob B Throttle Control Lever I Brake Pedal C Choke Control J Drive Pedal D Parking Brake Lever K Cruise Control Lever E Fuel Tank Cap L Deck Lift Lever F Seat Adjustment Lever M Cup Holder G Ignition Switch Module NOTE : Any reference in this manual to the RIGHT or LEFT side of the tractor is observed from operator's position ,
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ThrottleControlLever IgnitionSwitch Module The throttle control lever is Fast WARNING : Never leave a running machine located on the left side of the Position unattended . Always disengage PTO , move tractor's dash panel . This lever shift lever into neutral position , set parking controls the speed of the engine . brake , stop engine and remove key to prevent When set in a given position , the unintended starting . throttle will maintain a uniform engine speed . To start the engine , insert the key into the ignition switch and turn clockwise to the START position . IMPORTANT : When operating the Release the key into the NORMAL MOWING MODE tractor with the cutting deck position once the engine has fired . engaged , be certain that the throttle lever is always in the To stop the engine , turn the ignition key Slow FAST ( rabbit ) position . counterclockwise to the OFF position . See Figure 2 . Position ChokeControl The choke control can be found Normal DrivingMode on the left side of the dash panel and is activated by pulling the Stop knob outward . Activating the Position choke control closes the choke plate on the carburetor and aids Sta ! t in starting the engine . Refer to Position StartingThe Engineon page 13 of this manual for detailed starting instructions . BrakePedal The brake pedal is located on the Figure 2 right front side of the tractor above the drive pedal along the IMPORTANT : Prior to operating the tractor , refer to both running board . The brake pedal SafetyInterlockSwitcheson page 12 and StartingTheEngine ( o ) can be used for sudden stops or on page 13 of this manual for detailed instructions setting the parking brake . regarding the Ignition Switch Module and operating the tractor in REVERSE CAUTION MODE . NOTE : The brake pedal must be fully depressed to activate the DrivePedal safety interlock switch when The drive pedal is located on the starting the tractor . right side of the tractor , along the running board . Depress the SeatAdjustmenLtever upper portion of the drive pedal To adjust the seat forward or backward , slide the seat forward to cause the tractor to adjustment lever to the left and reposition the seat to travel forward . Depress the lower the desired position . Once a comfortable position is portion of the drive pedal with the found , release the seat adjustment lever to lock the seat ball of your right foot ( NOT your in place . Refer to SeatAdjustmenotn page 18 of this heel ) to cause the tractor to travel manual for more detailed instructions . in reverse . Ground speed is also controlled with the drive pedal . The fu rther forward or rearward that the pedal is pivoted , the faster the tractor will travel . The pedal will return to its original position when it's not depressed . IMPORTANT : Always set the parking brake when leaving the tractor unattended . 10
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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 l ' J i . Z . . I records the actual hours of tractor operation . See cutting deck or other ( separately Figure 3 . available ) attachments , pull , & , , & , outward on the PTO / Blade Engage knob . Push the PTO / ! ! 1t Blade Engage knob inward to disengage the power to the cutting deck . NOTE : The PTO / Blade Engage knob must be in the BATTERY 234.5 o , - PRESSURE disengaged ( OFF ) position when starting the engine . HOURS 1 / 10 PTO / BLADE ENGAGE PARKING CruiseControl Lever The cruise control lever is located on the tractor dash panel , below the steering wheel . Push the cruise control lever downward while traveling forward at a Figure 3 desired speed . While holding the lever down , release pressure from the drive pedal . System IndicatorLights Your tractor is equipped with four indicator lights in the This will engage the cruise control and allow the tractor center of its dash panel . If the Brake light or PTO / Blade to remain at that speed without applying pressure to the Engage light illuminates when attempting to start the drive pedal . Depress the brake pedal or the drive pedal unit , proceed as follows : to deactivate cruise control . Refer to page 14 for Brake - - Engage the parking brake . detailed instructions regarding the cruise control featu re . PTO / Blade Engage - - Move the PTO / Blade Engage knob into the NOTE : Cruise control can NOT be engaged at the disengaged ( OFF ) position . tractor's fastest ground speed . If the operator should It is normal for the Oil light and the Battery light to attempt to do so , the tractor will automatically illuminate while the engine is cranking , but if either decelerate to the fastest optimal mowing ground speed . illuminates while the engine is running , proceed as follows : ParkingBrake Oil - - Stop the tractor immediately and check the Lever crankcase oil level as instructed on page 19 of this manual . Add oil as required . To set the parking Battery - - If this light illuminate's while the engine is brake , fully depress running , it indicates that the battery is in the brake pedal and need of a charge OR that the engine's push the parking brake lever down . Hold the lever down charging system is not generatingsufficient while taking your foot off the brake pedal . Both the amperage . Refer to Batteryon page 26 of parking lever and the brake pedal will then stay this manual for the properbattery charging depressed . To release the parking brake , depress the procedure or have theengine's charging brake pedal slightly . The parking brake lever will then system checked by aCub Cadet dealer . return to its original position . NOTE : The parking brake must be set if the operator DeckLift Lever leaves the seat with the engine running or the engine Found on your tractor's right fender , the deck lift lever is will automatically shut off . used to change the height of the cutting deck . To use , IMPORTANT : Always set the parking brake when move the lever to the left , then place in the notch best leaving the tractor unattended . suited for your application . 11
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SECTION5 : OPERATINGYOURLAWNTRACTOR WARNING : Use extreme caution while operating the tractor in the REVERSE WARNING CAUTION MODE . Always look down and AVOIDSERIOUSINJURYORDEATH behind before and while backing . Do not operate the tractor when children or others • GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES , NOT ACROSS . are around . Stop the tractor immediately if • AVOID SUDDEN TURNS . • DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WHERE IT COULD SLIP OR TIR someone enters the area . • IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL , STOP BLADE ( S ) AND BACK DOWNHILL SLOWLY . To use the REVERSE CAUTION MODE : • DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND . • NEVER CARRY CHILDREN , EVEN WITH BLADES OFR IMPORTANT : The operator MUST be seated in the • LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE BACKING . tractor seat . • KEEP SAFETY DEVICES ( GUARDS , SHIELDS , AND SWITCHES ) IN PLACE AND WORKING . • REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE THROWN BY THE BLADE ( S ) . 1 . Start the engine as previously instructed in this • KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS . Operator's Manual . • BE SURE BLADE ( S ) AND ENGINE ARE STOPPED BEFORE PLAC - ING HANDS OR FEET NEAR BLADE ( S ) . 2 . Turn the key from the NORMAL MOWING • BEFORE LEAVING OPERATOR'S POSITION , DISENGAGE ( Green ) position to the REVERSE CAUTION BLADE ( S ) , PLACE THE SHIFT LEVER IN NEUTRAL , ENGAGE BRAKE LOCK , SHUT ENGINE OFF AND REMOVE KEY . MODE ( Yellow ) position of the key switch module . See Figure 4 . READOPERATORM'SANUAL 3 . Depress the REVERSE PUSH BUTTON ( Orange , Triangular Button ) at the top , right corner of the key SafetyInterlockSwitches switch module . The red indicator light at the top , left This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system corner of the key switch module will be ON while for the protection of the operator . If the interlock system activated . See Figure 4 . should ever malfunction , do not operate the tractor . 4 . Once activated ( indicator light ON ) , the tractor can Contact your Cub Cadet dealer . be driven in reverse with the cutting blades ( PTO ) • The safety interlock system prevents the engine engaged . from cranking or starting unless the parking brake is 5 . Always look down and behind before and while engaged , and the PTO ( Blade Engage ) knob ( or backing to make sure no children are around . lever ) is in the disengaged ( OFF ) position . 6 . After resuming forward motion , return the key to the • The engine will automatically shut off if the operator NORMAL MOWING position . leaves the seat before engaging the parking brake . IMPORTANT : The REVERSE CAUTION MODE will • The electric PTO ( Blade Engage ) clutch will remain activated until : automatically shut off if the operator leaves the a . The key is placed in either the NORMAL tractor's seat with the PTO ( Blade Engage ) knob in MOWING position or STOP position . the engaged ( ON ) position , regardless of whether b . The operator leaves the seat . the parking brake is engaged . • With the ignition key in the NORMAL MOWING position , the electric PTO ( Blade Engage ) clutch Reverse will automatically shut off if the PTO ( Blade PushButton Engage ) knob is moved into the engaged ( ON ) Indicator position with the shift lever in Reverse . Light Reverse - CautionMode Stop Position interlock system is malfunctioning . This , i _ WARNING : Do not operate the tractor if nthed Position system was designed for your safety a protection . Start Position ReverseCautionMode The REVERSE CAUTION MODE position of the key switch module allows the tractor to be operated in reverse with the blades ( PTO ) engaged . IMPORTANT : Mowing in reverse is not recommended . Figure 4 12
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• If the gauge wheels have excessive clearance with SettingtheGaugeWheels the surface below , lower the wheels to the index Select the height position of the cutting deck by placing hole that provides the approximate 1 / 2 " clearance the deck lift lever in any of the six different cutting height as described above . notches on the right fender . Refer to Levelingthe Deckon page 17 of this manual for To adjust the deck wheels so that they are between 1A - more detailed instructions regarding various deck inch and V2 - inch above the ground as follows . adjustments . Startingthe Engine from the discharge opening of the cutting , _ WARNING : Keep hands and feet away deck . WARNING : Do not operate the tractor if the Place the tractor on a firm and level surface , preferably interlock system is malfunctioning . This pavement , refer to Figure 5 , and proceed as follows : system was designed for your safety and protection . • Place the tractor's deck lift handle in the normally desired mowing height setting , then check the NOTE : Refer to the TRACTORSET - UPon page 8 of this gauge wheels for contact or excessive clearance manual for Gasoline and 0il fill - up instructions . with the surface below . • Insert the tractor key into the ignition switch module . ShoulderScrew • Place the PTO ( Blade Engage ) knob in the disengaged ( OFF ) position . • Engage the tractor's parking brake . • Activate the choke control . • Turn the ignition key clockwise to the START position . After the engine starts , release the key . It LockNut will return to the NORMAL MOWING position . ShoulderScrew IMPORTANT : Do NOT hold the key in the START position for longer than ten seconds at a time . Doing so Lock Nut may cause damage to your engine's electric starter . • After the engine starts , deactivate the choke control . NOTE : Do NOT leave the choke control on while operating the tractor . Doing so will result in a " rich " fuel Figure 5 mixture and cause the engine to run poorly . If the wheels contact the surface adjust as follows : a . Raise the deck lift handle to its highest Stoppingthe Engine setting . WARNING : If you strike a foreign object , b . Remove the rear gauge wheels by removing the lock nuts and shoulder screws which stop the engine , disconnect the spark plug secure them to the deck . wire ( s ) and ground against the engine . c . Remove the lock nuts and shoulder screws Thoroughly inspect the machine for any damage . Repair the damage before restarting which secure the front gauge wheels to the deck . and operating d . Place the deck lift handle in the desired If the blades are engaged , place the PTO / Blade mowing height setting . Engage knob in the disengaged ( OFF ) position . e . Insert the shoulder screw and flat washer Place the throttle control near the FAST position with the rear gauge wheel into the index hole Turn the ignition key counterclockwise to the STOP that leaves approximately 1 / 2 " between the position . bottom of the wheel and the pavement . • Remove the key from the ignition switch to prevent f . Note the position of the index hole used ; then unintended starting . install the other rear gauge wheel and the front ball wheels into the corresponding index hole of the other gauge wheel brackets . 13
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• To travel in REVERSE , check that the area behind EngagingtheParkingBrake is clear then slowly depress the lower portion of the To engage the parking brake : drive pedal with the ball of your foot ( NOT your • Fully depress the brake pedal and hold it there heel ) until the desired speed is achieved . See while gently pushing the parking brake lever Figure 6 . downward . IMPORTANT : Do NOT attempt to change the direction of • Hold the parking brake lever down while removing travel when the tractor is in motion . Always bring the your foot from the brake pedal . tractor to a complete stop before pivoting the drive • Once engaged , the parking brake lever and the pedal from forward to reverse or vice versa . brake pedal will lock in the " down " position . To disengage the parking brake : DrivingOnSlopes • Slightly depress the brake pedal . Refer to the SLOPEGAUGEon page 7 to help determine NOTE : The parking brake must be engaged if the slopes where you may operate the tractor safely . operator leaves the seat with the engine running or the engine will automatically shut off . slope in excess of 15 degrees ( a rise of , _ WARNING : Do not mow on inclines with ae approximately 2 - 1 / 2 feet every 10 feet ) . Th DrivingTheTractor tractor could overturn and cause serious injury . starts , ex - cessive speed and sudden stops . , _ WARNING : Avoid sudden • Mow up and down slopes , NEVER across . • Exercise extreme caution when changing direction WARNING : Do not leave the seat of the on slopes . tractor without first placing the PTO / Blade • Watch for holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or other Engage knob in the disengaged ( OFF ) hidden objects . Uneven terrain could overturn the position , depressing the brake pedal and machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . engaging the parking brake . If leaving the • Avoid turns when driving on a slope . If a turn must tractor unattended , also turn the ignition key be made , turn down the slope . Turning up a slope off and remove the key . greatly increases the chance of a roll over . • Avoid stopping when driving up a slope . If it is Briefly depress the brake pedal to release the necessary to stop while driving up a slope , start up parking brake . Move the throttle lever into the FAST smoothly and carefully to reduce the possibility of ( rabbit ) position . flipping the tractor over backward . To travel FORWARD , slowly depress the upper portion of the drive pedal forward until the desired SettingTheCruiseControl speed is achieved . See Figure 6 . BrakePedal 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 DrivePedal tractor will maintain the same forward speed . 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 . Figure 6 Disengage the cruise control using one of the following methods : 14
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• Depress the brake pedal to disengage the cruise IMPORTANT : Never attempt to move the tractor control and stop the tractor . manually without first opening the hydrostatic relief • Lightly depress the drive pedal . valve . Doing so will result in serious damage to the tractor's transmission . To change the direction of travel to reverse when operating with cruise control , depress the brake pedal to disengage the cruise control and bring the tractor to a Engagingthe PTO complete stop . Then slowly depress the rear portion of Engaging the PTO transfers power to the cutting deck the drive pedal with the ball of your foot to travel in or other ( separately available ) attachments . To engage reverse . the PTO , proceed as follows : • Move the throttle control lever to the FAST ( rabbit ) UsingtheDeckLift Lever position . To raise the cutting deck , move the deck lift lever to the • Pull the PTO / Blade Engage knob outward into the left , then place it in the notch best suited for your engaged ( ON ) position . See Figure 8 . application . Refer to SettingTheCuttingHeightearlier in • Keep the throttle lever in the FAST ( rabbit ) position this section . for the most efficient use of the cutting deck or other ( separately available ) attachments Operatingthe Headlights IMPORTANT : The electric PTO clutch will automatically The lamps are ON whenever the ignition key is moved shut off if the PTO is engaged with the drive pedal in out of the STOP position . position for reverse travel . Refer to SafetyInterlock Switcheson page 12 . The lamps turn OFF when the ignition key is moved to the STOP position . Front View Top View MovingTheTractorManually 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 tractor . See Figure 7 . Figure 8 Mowing a thrown object injury , keep bystanders , WARNING : To help avoid blade contact ort helpers , children and pets at least 75 fee 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 avoid discharge of materials toward roads , Hydrostatic sidewalks , bystanders and the like . Also , BypassRod avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction which may cause discharged Figure 7 material to ricochet back toward the operator . • Pull the hydrostatic bypass rod outward , then Do not mow at high ground speed , especially if a down , to lock it in place . mulch kit or grass collector is installed . NOTE : The transmission will NOT engage when the hydrostatic bypass rod is puffed out . Return the rod to its normal position prior to operating the tractor . 15
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• For best results it is recommended that the first two NOTE : It is not necessary to remove the discharge laps be cut with the discharge thrown towards the chute to operate the mower with the mulch kit installed . center . After the first two laps , reverse the direction 42 - inch Decks to throw the discharge to the outside for the On model LT1042 , the mulch kit is installed at the balance of cutting . This will give a better factory . To operate the cutting deck without mulching , appearance to the lawn . simply remove the mulch plug by unthreading the • Do not cut the grass too short . Short grass invites plastic wing nut which fastens it to the cutting deck . This weed growth and yellows quickly in dry weather . will allow the clippings to discharge out the side . See • Mowing should always be done with the engine at Figure 9 . full throttle . • Under heavier conditions it may be necessary to go CarriageScrew back over the cut area a second time to get a clean cut . • Do NOT attempt to mow heavy brush and weeds and extremely tall grass . Your tractor is designed to mow lawns , NOT clear brush . • Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades when worn . Refer to CuttingBladeson page 25 of this manual for proper blade sharpening instructions . Mulching @ Cub Cadet Series 1000 tractors are equipped with a mulch kit which incorporates special blades , already standard on your tractor , in a process of recirculating grass clippings repeatedly beneath the cutting deck . PlasticWingNut MulchPlug The ultra - fine clippings are then forced back into the lawn where they act as a natural fertilizer . Observe the following points for the best results when mulching . Figure 9 • Never attempt to mulch if the lawn is damp . Wet 46 - and 50 - inch Decks grass tends to stick to the underside of the cutting On models LT1045 , LT1046 and LTI050 , the mulch kit deck preventing proper mulching of the clippings . is packed separately within the tractor's crate . Observe • Do NOT attempt to mulch more than 1 / 3 the total the instructions included with the mulch kit for the best height of the grass or approximately 1 - 1 / 2 inches . results when mulching . Doing so will cause the clippings to clump up beneath the deck and not be mulched effectively . • Maintain a slow ground speed to allow the grass clippings more time to effectively be mulched . • Always position the throttle control lever in the FAST ( rabbit ) position and allow it to remain there while mowing . Failing to keep the engine at full throttle places strain on the tractor's engine and does not allow the blades to properly mulch grass . 16
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SECTION6 : MAKINGADJUSTMENTS • Locate the two lock nuts on the opposite side of the stabilizer bracket . See Figure 10 . Tighten the lock adjustments while the engine is running , , _ WARNING : Never attempt to make anys nuts to raise the front of the deck ; loosen the lock except where specified in the operator ' 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 25 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 11 . • 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 10 NOTE : Models equipped with a 42 - inch deck have only one jam nut , washer and lock nut . AdiustmentGear HexB01t Figure 11 • Balance the deck by using a wrench to turn the 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 . Loosen dTighteneck to lowerdeck to raise Figure 10 17
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ParkingBrakeAdjustment HexNutand LockWasher WARNING : Never attempt to adjust the brakes while the engine is running . Always disengage PTO , stop engine and remove key PivotBar J 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 JamNut the tractor , locate the compression spring and brake disc . See Figure 12 . BallJoint BrakeRod Figure 13 • Thread the ball joint toward the jam nut to shorten CrownNut 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 12 • 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 achieved . • Adjust if necessary . • Insert a replacement cotter pin ( part # 714 - 0111 ) into the crown nut . SeatAdjustment SteeringAdjustment make sure the seat is engaged in the seat WARNING : Before operating this machine , Ifthe 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 1 on 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 13 . • Remove the hex nut and lock washer on the top of ball joint . See Figure 13 . 18
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SECTION7 : MAINTAININGYOURLAWNTRACTOR NOTE : Refer to MaintenanceCharton page 30 for a reference of recommended maintenance intervals . RECOMMENDED SAE ViSCOSiTY GRADES WARNING : Before performing any maintenance or repairs , disengage PTO , set parking brake , stop engine and remove key to prevent unintended starting . Engine ' _ F 20 ' ) 4 ( ' ; . 6 ° 8j0 1 _ , 0 Maintenance , repair , or replacement of the emission _ - t i I i i control devices and systems , which are being done at T _ MP = RATURE RANGE EXPECTED BEFORE NEXT Oil CLIANGE the customer's expense , may be performed by any * Use of synthetic oH having 5W - 20 or 5W - 30 rating is engine repair establishment or individual . Warranty acceptabUe , up to 40 , T repairs must be performed by your Cub Cadet * * Synthetic oils wHUprovide better starting in extreme Dealer . coUd ( beUow - IO ° F ) , Engine 0il The engine - crankcase is filled with 10W - 30 ship - away oil at the factory . This oil may be used for the first 24 IMPORTANT : Never operate the engine with the oil level hours of engine operation at temperatures between below the ADD mark or above the FULL mark on the 0 ° F and 80 ° F . If temperatures are not within this range , dipstick . drain the oil from the oil filter and crankcase and • After checking the oil level ( and adding oil , if neces - replace with new oil . sary ) , reinstall the oil fill cap / dipstick by inserting it The engine oil must be drained and replaced with new into the oil fill tube and threading ( clockwise ) . oil after 24 hours of engine operation and every 100 hours thereafter . Refer to the Oil Viscosity Chart below to determine the proper oil type . NOTE : To aid starting , the selection of crankcase oil should be based on the lowest anticipated temperatures prior to the next scheduled oil change . Checkingthe OilLevel It is important to check the oil level at least every four hours of operation . Regular checking during the first 24 hours of operation is especially important . Check the oil Oper _ ing Range level before each use as follows : • Allow the engine a few minutes to rest after opera - tion . This will give the oil time to drain into the crank - case sump and result in a more accurate dipstick reading . • Clean the area around the oil fill cap / dipstick to pre - vent debris from entering the crankcase . Figure 14 • Remove the oil fill cap / dipstick by unthreading it ( counterclockwise ) and lifting it out of the oil fill tube . Adding0il • Wipe the dipstick clean before pushing it back into If , after checking the oil level , you find the dipstick reads the oil fill tube . Do NOT thread the cap back onto ADD , proceed as follows . the fill tube . Withdraw the dipstick to check the oil • Place the tractor on a level surface and engage the level . Refer to Figure 14 . parking brake . Stop the tractor engine and remove • Always keep the oil level at or near the FULL mark the ignition key . on the dipstick . If the oil is low , add oil of the proper • Clean the area around the oil fill cap and fill tube to type up to the FULL mark . Always re - check the oil prevent debris from entering the crankcase . level with the dipstick before adding more oil . 19
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Remove the oil fill cap / dipstick from the oil fill tube with a capacity great enough to collect the used oil and SLOWLY pour oil into the oil fill tube . Do NOT ( approximately 2.5 liters ) . pour more than 6 oz . of oil at a time without first Push the oil drain valve in slightly , then rotate stopping and re - checking the oil level . counterclockwise and pull outward to begin Fill the crankcase until the oil level reaches the full draining oil . ( F ) mark on the dipstick . Refer to Figure 14 . Refer to the viscosity oil chart earlier in this section for information regarding the proper type of oil to add to the crankcase . IMPORTANT : On models LT1042 & LT 1045 , the engine ( with oil filter ) has a capacity of 1.5 liters ( 50.75 oz . ) . On models LT1046 & LT 1050 , the engine ( with oil filter ) has a capacity of 2.0 liters ( 67.60 oz . ) . Never overfill the engine crankcase . IMPORTANT : The engine may overheat and / or damage may result if the oil level is below the ADD or over the FULL on the dipstick . • Reinstall the oil fill cap / dipstick securely onto the oil Oil Filter fill tube . Drain Port 0il Drain Hose IMPORTANT : The oil fill cap / dipstick must be installed securely onto the tube at all times when the engine Figure 15 is operating . Severe engine damage could result from failure to do so . • After the oil has finished draining , push the oil drain valve back in , rotate it clockwise to lock the valve closed and re - cap the end of the oil drain valve to Changingthe Engine011 keep debris from entering the drain port . The engine oil and oil filter should be changed after the IMPORTANT : Always change the oil filter when first 24 hours of operation , and after every 100 hours of performing an oil change on your tractor's engine . operation thereafter . Changing the Oil Filter After draining the oil , proceed as follows : run , the engine , muffler and surrounding , i _ WARNING : If the engine has been recently metal surfaces will be hot and can cause NOTE : Refer to the Attachments & Accessoriestable burns to the skin . Allow the tractor to cool and found on page 32 of this manual for the proper oil filter . use caution when removing • Before removing the old oil filter , clean around its IMPORTANT : The oil filter should be changed at every base to prevent debris from entering the crankcase . oil change interval . • Grasp the oil filter and remove it from the filter adapter by turning it counterclockwise . To complete an oil change , proceed as follows : • Place a new replacement filter in a shallow pan with Braining the 0il the open end up and pour new oil of the proper type Run the engine for a few minutes to allow the oil in the ( see chart on page 19 ) , in through the threaded crankcase to warm up . Warm oil will flow more freely center hole . and carry away more of the engine sediment which may have settled at the bottom of the crankcase . Use care to IMPORTANT : Stop pouring when the oil reaches the bottom of the threads and allow a minute or two for the avoid burns from hot oil . oil to be absorbed by the filter material . • Pop open the protective cap on the end of the oil drain valve to expose the drain port . See Figure 15 • Put a drop of oil on your fingertip and apply a light • Unscrew oil fill cap and remove dipstick from the oil coating to the gasket of the new oil filter . fill tube . • Install the replacement oil filter on the engine by • Push the oil drain hose ( packed with this manual ) turning it clockwise onto the filter adapter until the onto the oil drain port . Route the opposite end of rubber gasket makes contact with the base . Tighten the hose into an appropriate oil collection container the filter an additional 1 / 2 turn after the gasket first makes contact . 20
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• Loosen the air cleaner cover knob and remove the Re - fillingthe Crankcase with Oil cover . IMPORTANT : On models LT1042 & LT 1045 , the engine • Remove the precleaner . ( with oil filter ) has a capacity of 1.5 liters ( 50.75 oz . ) . On • Wash the precleaner in warm water with detergent . models LT1046 & LT 1050 , the engine ( with oil filter ) Rinse the precleaner thoroughly until all traces of has a capacity of 2.0 liters ( 67.60 oz . ) Do NOT overfill . detergent are eliminated . Squeeze out excess Always check the level on the dipstick as instructed on water ( do not wring ) . Allow the precleaner to air dry . page 19 before adding more oil . • Saturate the precleaner with new engine oil . Squeeze out all excess oil . NOTE : For the proper oil type , refer to the chart on • Reinstall the precleaner into the upper section of page 19 of this manual . the air cleaner cover ( Models LT1042 & LT1045 ) . • Clean the area around the oil fill tube to prevent • Reinstall the precleaner over the paper element debris from entering the crankcase . ( Models LT1046 & LT1050 ) . • Slowly pour oil into the fill tube . Fill the crankcase • Reinstall the air cleaner cover and tighten the until the oil level reaches the full ( F ) mark on the knob ( s ) securely . dipstick ( Refer to Figure 14 ) . Service Paper Element • Reinstall the oil fill cap / dipstick securely into the oil The paper element should be replaced at least every fill tube . 100 hours of operation . Replace more frequently if the IMPORTANT : The oil fill cap / dipstick must be installed tractor is operated under extremely dusty conditions . securely onto the tube at all times when the engine To replace the paper element , proceed as follows : is operating . Severe engine damage could result from • Loosen the air cleaner cover knob ( s ) and remove a failure to do so . the cover . • Start the tractor engine and allow it to run for thirty • Remove the short seal and wing nut . Then remove seconds , then stop the engine and remove the the air cleaner element with precleaner . Remove ignition key . the precleaner from the element and service as instructed earlier in this section . • Check the oil level and add oil if necessary . Do not overfill the engine crankcase . IMPORTANT : Do not wash the paper element or use • Examine the area around the base of the oil fill pressurized air , as this will damage the element . tube , the oil filter adapter , and the oil drain valve for Examine the element and discard if dirt and / or damage leaks before operating the tractor . is present . IMPORTANT : If leaks are present , have your engine serviced by your Cub Cadet dealer before operating the NOTE : Handle new elements carefully ; do not use if tractor . the sealing surfaces are bent or damaged . • If any loose dirt or debris fell on the air cleaner base AirFilter when the element was removed , carefully remove it The engine is equipped with a replaceable , high density and wipe the base clean . Be careful that none of it paper air cleaner element and an oiled , foam drops into the intake throat . precleaner which surrounds the paper element . Always • Check the condition of the rubber seal on the air examine the air cleaner before starting the engine . cleaner stud ( Models LT1046 & LT1050 ) . If Check for a buildup of dirt and debris around the air condition is questionable in any way , replace it with cleaner system . Keep this area clean . Also check for the new long seal packaged with the replacement loose or damaged components . Replace all bent or element . damaged air cleaner components . • Check the air cleaner base . Make sure it is secured and not damaged . Also check the air cleaner cover NOTE : Starting the tractor with loose or damaged air for damage or improper fit . Replace all damaged air cleaner components could allow unfiltered air into the cleaner components . engine causing premature wear and failure . • Install the precleaner over the new paper element . Precleaner • Install the element ( with precleaner ) on the base and secure it with the wing nut . Wash and re - oil the precleaner every 25 hours of • Install short seal onto the stud until it contacts the operation if equipped , ( more often under extremely wing nut , then reinstall the cover and tighten the dusty or dirty conditions ) . knob securely . 21
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Visually inspect the filter periodically for a build - up of Spark Plug ( s ) residue inside the filter body , and for a dirty element Every 200 hours of operation , remove the spark which can be indicated by discoloration . Replace the plug ( s ) , check condition , and reset the gap or replace fuel filter when dirty . with a new plug ( s ) as necessary . • Lift the tractor's hood and locate the spark plug wire Cleaningthe EngineAndDeck on the front , right area of the engine . • Carefully pull the spark plug wire boot off of the Any fuel oroil spilled on the machine should be wiped spark plug . off promptly . • Before removing the spark plug , clean the area Do NOT allow debris to accumulate around the cooling around the base of the plug to keep dirt and debris fins of the engine or on any other part of the machine , out of the engine . especially the belts and pulleys . • Using a ratchet with a 5 / 8 - inch spark plug socket , Smart JetTM remove the spark plug and check its condition . Your tractor's deck is equipped with a water port on its • Replace the plug if worn , dirty of damaged . Reuse surface as part of its deck wash system . only after resetting the gap as instructed in the Use the Smart Jet TM to rinse grass clippings from the following steps . deck's underside and prevent the buildup of corrosive chemicals . Complete the following steps AFTER EACH NOTE : Do not clean the spark plug in a machine MOWING : using abrasive grit . Some grit could remain in the spark plug and enter the engine causing extensive wear and 1 . Drive the tractor to a level , clear spot on your lawn , damage . near enough to a water sillcock ( spigot ) for your garden hose to reach . Check the gap using a feeler gauge and adjust , if necessary , by carefully bending the ground IMPORTANT : Make certain the tractor's discharge chute electrode . See Figure 16 . Set the spark plug gap to is directed AWAY from your house , garage , parked . 76 mm ( 0.030 in . ) . cars , etc . 2 . Disengage the PTO ( Blade Engage ) , move the shift FeelerGauge lever into the neutral position , set the parking brake , and stop the engine . 3 . Thread the hose coupler ( packaged with your SparkPlu _ tractor's Operator's Manual ) onto the end of your garden hose . 4 . Attach the hose coupler to the water port on your decks surface . See Figure 17 . Ground Electrode Gap Figure 16 • Reinstall the spark plug into the cylinder head . Torque the spark plug to 38.0 / 43.4 N . m ( 28 / 32 ft . lb . ) . • Place the spark plug wire boot over the spark plug HoseCoupler and press until you feel it " click " in place . Fuel Filter Water Port Figure 17 when engine is hot . , _ WARNING : Do not replace the fuel filter 5 . Turn the water on . 6 . While sitting in the operator's position on the The engine is equipped with an inline fuel filter located tractor , re - start the engine and place the throttle on the right side of the engine . lever in the FAST ( rabbit ) position . 22
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7 . Move the tractor's PTO ( Blade Engage ) into the ON DeckSpindles position . Grease fittings can be found on the front of each deck 8 . Remain in the operator's position with the cutting spindle shaft . Lubricate with 251H EP grease or an deck engaged for a minimum of two minutes , equivalent No . 2 multi - purpose lithium grease . Using a allowing the underside of the cutting deck to grease gun , apply two strokes ( minimum ) or sufficient thoroughly rinse . grease to the spindle shaft . 9 . Move the tractor's PTO ( Blade Engage ) into the OFF position . Carburetor 10 . Turn the ignition key to the STOP position to turn the tractor's engine off . NOTE : Carburetor adjustments should be made only 11 . Turn the water off and detach the hose coupler after the engine has warmed up . from the water port on your decks surface . The engines on Cub Cadet Series 1000 tractors are 12 . Repeat step 4 - step 11 on the opposite side of the equipped with a Walbro fixed main jet carburetor . cutting deck . Walbro carburetors have a low idle speed screw and a Lubrication low idle fuel adjusting needle . The carburetor is designed to deliver the correct fuel - to - WARNING : Before lubricating , repairing , or air mixture to the engine under all operating conditions . inspecting , always disengage PTO , set The main fuel jet is calibrated at the factory and is not parking brake , stop engine and remove key to adjustable . The low idle fuel adjusting needle is also set prevent unintended starting . at the factory and normally does not need adjustment . If the engine is hard to start , runs roughly , or stalls at Engine low idle speed , it may be necessary to adjust or service Refer to Engineon page 19 for instruction regarding all the carburetor . engine - related lubrication . Turning the low idle adjusting needle in ( clockwise ) Front Wheels decreases the supply of fuel to the carburetor . This Each of the front wheel axles and rims is equipped with gives a leaner fuel - to - air mixture . Turning the adjusting a grease fitting . See Figure 18 . Lubricate with a grease needle out ( counterclockwise ) increases the supply of gun after every 25 hours of tractor operation . fuel to the carburetor . This gives a richer fuel - to - air mixture . Setting the needle midway between the lean and rich position will usually give the best results . LowIdle SpeedAdjustmentScrew Low Idle RimGreaseFitting FuelAdjustment Needle \ NOTE : Screw locationsmay vary slightly by engine model . Figure 18 But the speed adjustment screw is always the upper screw . Pivot Points & Linkage Figure 19 Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive system , parking brake and lift linkage at least once a season Troubleshooting with light oil . If engine troubles are experienced that appear to be DeckWheels fuel system related , check the following areas before Each of the tractor deck's front gauge wheels is adjusting the carburetor . equipped with a grease fitting . Lubricate with a grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor operation 23
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• Make sure the fuel tank is filled with clean , fresh 3 . Low Idle Speed Setting : Place the throttle control gasoline . into the " idle " or " slow " position . Set the low idle • Make sure the fuel tank cap vent is not blocked and speed to 1200 RPM * ( _ + 75 RPM ) on Models that it is operating properly . LT1042 & LT1045 ( 1500 RPM * ( _ + 75 RPM ) on • If the fuel tank is equipped with a shut - off valve , Models LT1046 & LTI050 ) by turning the low idle make sure it is open . speed adjusting screw in or out . Check the speed • Make sure that the in - line fuel filter is clean and using a tachometer . unobstructed . Replace the filter if necessary . NOTE : To ensure best results when setting the low • Make sure fuel is reaching the carburetor . Check idle fuel needle , the low idle speed must not exceed the fuel lines and fuel pump for restrictions or faulty 1200 RPM ( + _ 75 RPM ) on Models LT1042 & LT1045 components , replace as necessary . and 1500 RPM * ( + _ 75 RPM ) on Models LT1046 & • Make sure the air cleaner element is clean and all LT1050 ) . air cleaner element components are secure . If , after checking the items listed above , the engine is hard to start , runs roughly , or stalls at low idle speed , it may be necessary to adjust or service the carburetor . Adjustment NOTE : Engines may have a fixed idle or limiter cap on the idle fuel adjusting needle . Step 2 can only be performed within the limits allowed by the cap . 1 . Start the engine and run at half throttle for five to 10 minutes to warm up . The engine must be warm before performing steps 2 and 3 . 2 . Low Idle Fuel Needle Setting : Place the throttle into the " idle " or " slow " position . Turn the low idle fuel adjusting needle out ( counterclockwise ) from the preliminary setting until engine speed decreases ( rich ) . Note the position of the needle . Now turn the adjusting needle in ( clockwise ) . The engine speed may increase , then it will decrease as the needle is turned in ( lean ) . Note the position of the needle . Set the adjusting needle midway between the rich and lean settings . See Figure 20 . Lean Adjustto Midpoint Rich Figure 20 24
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SECTION8 : SERVICE Place a block of wood between the center deck Tires housing baffle and the cutting blade to act as a stabilizer . See Figure 21 . inflation pressure shown on the sidewall of the , _ WARNING : Never exceed the maximum HexFlangeNut tire . The recommended operating tire pressure is approximately 10 psi for the rear tires and 14 psi for the front tires . Refer to the tire sidewall for exact tire manufacturer's recommended or maximum psi . Do not overinflate . Uneven tire pressure could cause the cutting deck to mow unevenly . Fuse A fuse is installed in your tractor's wiring harness to protect the tractor's electrical system from damage caused by excessive amperage . If the electrical system does not function , or your SpindleAssembly tractor's engine will not crank , first check to be certain Figure 21 that the fuse has not blown . • Use a 1 - 1 / 8 " wrench to remove the hex flange nut It can be found under the hood mounted behind the top that secures the blade to the spindle assembly . See of the dash panel on the support bar . Figure 21 . IMPORTANT : Always use a fuse with the same To properly sharpen the cutting blades , remove equal amperage capacity for replacement . amounts of metal from both ends of the blades along the cutting edges , parallel to the trailing edge , at a 25 ° to 30 ° angle . inspecting , always disengage PTO , set , _ WARNING : Before servicing , repairing , oro parking brake , stop engine and remove key t IMPORTANT : If the cutting edge of the blade has already prevent unintended starting . been sharpened , or if any metal separation is present , replace the blades with new ones . CuttingBlades It is important that each cutting blade edge be ground equally to maintain proper blade balance . A poorly WARNING : Be sure to shut the engine off , balanced blade will cause excessive vibration and may remove ignition key , disconnect the spark plug cause damage to the tractor and result in personal wire ( s ) and ground against the engine to injury . prevent unintended starting before removing The blade can be tested by balancing it on a round the cutting blade ( s ) for sharpening or shaft screwdriver . Grind metal from the heavy side until replacement . Protect your hands by using it balances evenly . heavy gloves when grasping the blade . IMPORTANT : When replacing the blade , be sure to WARNING : Periodically inspect the blade install the blade with the side of the blade marked adapter and / or spindle for cracks or damage , " Bottom " ( or with a part number stamped in it ) facing especially if you strike a foreign object . the ground when the mower is in the operating position . Replace immediately if damaged • IMPORTANT : Use a torque wrench to tighten the blade The blades may be removed as follows . spindle hex flange nut to between 70 Ibs - ft and 90 Ibs - ft . • Remove the deck from beneath the tractor , ( refer to CuttingDeckRemovaol n page 26 ) then gently flip the deck over to expose its underside . 25
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Battery CuttingDeckRemoval The battery is sealed and is maintenance - free . Acid To remove the cutting deck , proceed as follows : levels cannot be checked and fluid can not be added . • Place the PTO / Blade Engage knob in the disengaged ( OFF ) position and engage the parking • Always keep the battery cables and terminals clean brake . and free of corrosive build - up . • Lower the deck by moving the deck lift lever into the • After cleaning the battery and terminals , apply a bottom notch on the right fender . light coat of petroleum jelly or grease to both • Remove the deck belt from around the tractor's terminals electric PTO clutch ( refer to Changingthe BeckBelt ) . • Always keep the rubber boot positioned over the • Looking at the cutting deck from the left side of the positive terminal to prevent shorting . tractor , locate the deck support pin on the rear left IMPORTANT : If removing the battery , disconnect the side of the deck . NEGATIVE ( Black ) wire from it's terminal first , followed • Rotate the pin slightly toward the rear of the tractor by the POSITIVE ( Red ) wire . When re - installing the and release the ) in into the hole provided . battery , always connect the POSITIVE ( Red ) wire its • Pull the deck support pin outward to release the terminal first , followed by the NEGATIVE ( Black ) wire . deck from the deck lift arm . See Figure 22 . Be certain that the wires are connected to the correct / o terminals ; reversing them could change the polarity and / / cause damage to your engine's alternating system . / / / / JumpStarting , _ WfroAzeRnNIbNaGtte : ry . NBeevecrerjtuaminp tshtearvt eahidcalemsagdeod noort touch , and ignitions are off . Do not allow cable clamps to touch . • Connect positive ( + ) cable to positive post ( + ) of SupportPin your tractor's discharged battery . • Connect the other end of the cable to the ( positive + ) post of the jumper battery . • Connect the second cable ( negative - ) to the other post of the jumper battery . • Make the final connection on the engine block of the stalled tractor , away from the battery . Attach to a unpainted part to assure a good connection . Figure 22 IMPORTANT : If the jumper battery is installed on a • Repeat the above steps on the tractor's right side . vehicle ( i . e . car , truck ) , do NOT start the vehicle's • Move the deck lift lever into the top notch to raise engine when jump starting your tractor . the deck lift arms up and out of the way . • Gently slide the cutting deck toward the front of the • Start the tractor ( as instructed on page 13 ) . tractor allowing the hooks on the deck to release • Set the tractor's parking brake before removing the themselves from the deck stabilizer rod . jumper cables , in reverse order of connection . • Gently slide the cutting deck ( from the right side ) • Allow the tractor's engine to run for 15 minutes out from underneath the tractor . before shutting it off to allow the alternating system time to charge the discharged battery . ChangingTheTransmissionDriveBelt Charging If the unit has not been put into use for an extended NOTE : Several components must be removed and period of time , charge the battery with an automotive - special tools ( i . e . air / impact wrench ) used in order to type 12 - volt charger for a minimum of one hour at six change the tractor's transmission drive belt . See your amps . Cub Cadet dealer to have your drive belt replaced . gas while charging . Charge battery in a well , _ WARNING : Batteries give off an explosiveen ventilated area and keep away from an op flame or pilot light as on a water heater , space heater , furnace , clothes dryer or other gas appliances . 26
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HydrostaticTransmission Changingthe DeckBelt Keep the area around the transmission cooling fan free WARNING : Be sure to shut the engine off , of grass and debris at all times . The hydrostatic , _ remove ignition key , disconnect the spark transmission is sealed at the factory and is plug wire ( s ) and ground against the engine to maintenance free . The fluid level cannot be checked prevent unintended starting before removing and on most models , cannot be changed . the belt ( s ) . Ifyour tractor is equipped with a transmission drain plug WARNING : Avoid the possibility of a ( see Figure 23 ) , exposed to extreme conditions ( hilly _ 1 _ terrain , towing , etc . ) and you choose to change the pinching injury . Do not place your fingers on hydrostatic fluid , do so after the tractor's initial 50 hours the idler spring or between the belt and a of operation and every 100 hours of operation pulley while removing the belt . thereafter . All belts on your tractor are subject to wear and should NOTE : Several tractor components and parts ( fender , be replaced if any signs of wear are present . fuel tank , etc . ) must be removed in order to refill the IMPORTANT : The V - belts found on you r tractor are transmission after draining it . specially designed to engage and disengage safely . A substitute ( non - OEM ) V - belt can be dangerous by not disengaging completely . Fora proper working machine , use factory approved belts . To change or replace the deck belt on your tractor , proceed as follows : • Lower the deck by moving the deck lift lever into the bottom notch on the right fender . • Remove the belt guards by removing the self - DrainPlug tapping screws that fasten them to the deck . 42 - inch Decks • Remove the belt keeper rod from around the engine pulley . • Insert a 3 / 8 " - drive ratchet wrench ( set to loosen ) into the square hole found in the idler bracket on the left side of the deck's surface . See Figure 24 . NOTE : View shown from beneath tractor , i 1 Belt Guard Figure 23 Idler Bracket After draining the oil , refill the transmission with 76 oz . 3 / 8 " SquareH01e ( to the top of the fill hole found on the transmission's surface ) with any SAE 20W50 motor oil . J Figure 24 Grasp the ratchet's handle and pivot it toward the front of the tractor to relieve tension on the belt . With belt tension relieved , carefully remove the belt from around the left - hand spindle pulley . 27
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46 - inch Decks 50 - inch Decks • Insert a 3 / 8 " - drive ratchet wrench ( set to loosen ) • To ease in removing the belt in later steps , loosen , into the square hole found in the idler bracket on the but do not remove , the bolt which secures the left side of the deck's surface . See Figure 25 . pivoting idler pulley to the idler bracket . See Figure 26 . Idler Belt Guard Pivoting Idler Pulley IdlerBracket 3 / 8 " Square Hole Spring 3 / 8 " Square Hole Belt Guard / Figure 25 Figure 26 Grasp the ratchet's handle and pivot it toward the tractor's right side to relieve tension on the belt . • Insert a 3 / 8 " - drive ratchet wrench ( set to tighten ) With belt tension relieved , carefully remove the into the square hole found in the idler bracket on the belt from around the left - hand spindle pulley . left side of the deck's surface . See Figure 26 . • Grasp the ratchet's handle and pivot it toward the tractor's right side to relieve tension on the belt . • With belt tension relieved , carefully remove the belt from around the left - hand spindle pulley . All Models IMPORTANT : Carefully allow the ratchet to pivot rearward before removing it from the square hole . • Remove the deck belt from around all pulleys , including the deck idler pulley ( s ) and the electric PTO clutch . • Route the new belts ( deck belt first ) as shown on the following page . • Remount the belt guards removed earlier . 28
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SECTION9 : OFF - SEASOSNTORAGE Clean and lubricate the tractor as instructed in Section7 : To empty the system , run the engine until the tank MAINTAININGYOURLAWNTRACTORon page 19 of this and system are empty . manual before storing for an 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 Changingthe Engine011 but do not reconnect the plug wire . Crank the on page 20 . 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 Hood / Dash Louvers _ Check Engine Oil Level , _ Clean and Re - oil Air Filter's Foam Precleaner ' _ Replace Air Filter Element _ Change Engine Oil & Filter , _ Clean Battery Terminals _ Clean Engine Cooling Fins Lube Front Axles and Rims _ _ ' Lube Front Deck Wheels Lube Deck Spindles ¢ Lube Pedal Pivot Points Check Spark Plug _ , _ Change Transmission Oil * , / * On models equipped with drain port 30
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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 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 . Idles poorly Spark plug fouled , faulty or gap too Replace spark plug . Set plug gap . 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 side - to - side deck adjustment . Dull blade . Sharpen or replace blade . Uneven tire pressure . Check tire pressure in all four tires . 31
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SECTION12 : ATTACHMENTS & ACCESSORIES The following attachments and accessories are compatible for Series 1000 Lawn Tractors . 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 190 - 670 Twin Bagger Grass Collector ( For 42 - inch Decks ) 190 - 678 Twin Bagger Grass Collector ( For 46 - inch Decks ) 190 - 671 Rear Tire Chain Set ( 20 " x 9 " ) 190 - 672 Front Bumper Kit 190 - 673 42 - inch Two - stage Snow Thrower 190 - 674 46 - inch Front Dozer Blade 190 - 675 Rear Wheel Weight Set Replacement Parts LT1042 LT1045 LT1046 LT1050 RC12YC RC12YC QC12YC QC 12YC Champion ® Spark Plug 20 - 083 - 02 - S 20 - 083 - 02 - S 24 - 083 - 03 - S 24 - 083 - 03 - S Air Filter ( Paper Element ) 20 - 083 - 03 - S 20 - 083 - 03 - S 24 - 083 - 02 - S 24 - 083 - 05 - S Air Filter ( Precleaner ) 20 - 883 - 02 - Sl 20 - 883 - 02 - $ 1 47 - 883 - 03 - $ 1 24 - 883 - 03 - $ 1 Air Filter ( Paper Element & Precleaner ) Oil Filter 25 - 050 - 25 - S 25 - 050 - 25 - S 12 - 050 - 01 - S 12 - 050 - 01 - S Fuel Filter 25 - 050 - 22 - S 25 - 050 - 22 - S 24 - 050 - 02 - S 24 - 050 - 02 - S 754 - 0461 754 - 0461 754 - 0461 754 - 0461 Drive Belt ( Transmission ) 754 - 04060 754 - 04033 754 - 04033 754 - 04048 Drive Belt ( Mowing Deck ) Blades ( Mowing Deck ) 742 - 04101 ( 2 ) 742 - 04015 ( 2 ) 742 - 04015 ( 2 ) 742 - 04068 ( 3 ) 742 - 04106 ( 1 ) 742 - 04106 ( 1 ) 32
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SECTION13 : SPECIFICATIONS LT1042 LT1045 LT1046 LT1050 Capacities Fuel Tank 13.2 liters ( 3.5 gallons ) 13.2 liters ( 3.5 gallons ) 13.2 liters ( 3.5 gallons ) 13.2 liters ( 3.5 gallons ) Engine Crankcase ( w / filter ) 1.5 liters ( 50.75 oz . ) . 5 liters ( 50.75 oz . ) 2.0 liters ( 67.6 oz . ) Transmission 2.25 liters ( 76 oz . ) 2.28 liters ( 76 oz . ) 2.25 liters ( 76 oz . ) 2.25 liters ( 76 oz . ) Hydrostatic Transmission Make and Model Hydro - Gear 0510 Hydro - Gear 0510 Hydro - Gear 0510 Hydro - Gear 0510 Gear Ratio 22.2 : 1 22.2 : 1 22.2 : 1 22.2 : 1 Forward Speed 0 m . p . h . - 5.2 m . p . h . 0 m . p . h . - 5.2 m . p . h . 0 m . p . h . - 5.2 m . p . h . 0 m . p . h . - 5.2 m . p . h . Reverse Speed 0 m . p . h . - 2.3 m . p . h . 0 m . p . h . - 2.3 m . p . h . 0 m . p . h . - 2.3 m . p . h . 0 m . p . h . - 2.3 m . p . h . Engine ( Air - cooled , 4 - cycle ) Make Kohler Command Kohler Command Kohler Courage Kohler Courage Model SV590 SV690 CV23 CV730 Twin Twin Cylinders Single Single Bore 94 mm ( 3.70 in . ) 94 mm ( 3.70 in . ) 77 mm ( 3.03 in . ) 83 mm ( 3.27 in . ) Stroke 86 mm ( 3.38 in . ) 86 mm ( 3.38 in . ) 67 mm ( 2.64 in . ) 67 mm ( 2.64 in . ) Displacement 597 cc ( 36.4 cubic in . ) 597 cc ( 36.4 cubic in . ) 624 cc ( 38.1 cubic in . ) 725 cc ( 44.2 cubic in . ) Power @ 3600 RPM 14.1 kW ( 19 HP ) 14.9 kW ( 20 HP ) 17.16 kW ( 23 HP ) 19.4 kW ( 26 HP ) Maximum Torque 48.8 Nm ( 36 ft . lb . ) 50.0 Nm ( 36.9 ft . lb . ) 45.0 Nm ( 33.0 ft . lb . ) 52 Nm ( 38 ft . lb . ) @ 2200 RPM @ 2200 RPM @ 2600 RPM @ 2800 RPM 8.5 : 1 8.5 : 1 8.5 : 1 9 : 0 : 1 Compression Ratio 3375 RPM 3375 RPM 3375 RPM 3375 RPM Engine Speed ( governed ) Low Speed 1500 RPM ( _ + 75 RPM ) 1500 RPM ( _ + 75 RPM ) 1200 RPM ( _ + 75 RPM ) 1200 RPM ( _ + 75 RPM ) Spark Plug Gap . 030 in . ( . 76 mm ) . 030 in . ( . 76 ram ) . 030 in . ( . 76 mm ) . 030 in . ( . 76 mm ) Electrical System System Voltage 12 - volt Negative Ground 12 - volt Negative Ground 12 - volt Negative Ground 12 - volt Negative Ground Battery 190 CCA ( sealed ) 190 CCA ( sealed ) 235 CCA ( sealed ) 235 CCA ( sealed ) Alternator 16 Amp Regulated 16 Amp Regulated 16 Amp Regulated 15 Amp Regulated Fuse ( automotive type ) 20Amp 20 Amp 20 Amp 20 Amp Incandescent Incandescent Incandescent Incandescent Headlights Brakes Single Disc ( Dry ) Single Disc ( Dry ) Single Disc ( Dry ) Single Disc ( Dry ) Turf Tires 15xSx6 15x6x6 15x6x6 15x6x6 Front ( inches ) 20x10x8 20x10x8 20x 10x8 20x10x8 Rear ( inches ) Dimensions Cutting Width , Deck 42 in . ( 106.7 cm ) 46in . ( 116.8 cm ) 46in . ( 116.8 cm ) 50 in . ( 127.0 cm ) Wheelbase 46in . ( 116.8 cm ) 46in . ( 116.8 cm ) 46in . ( 116.8 cm ) 46 in . ( 116.8 cm ) Length , over all 88 in . ( 172.7 cm ) 68 in . ( 172.7 cm ) 68 in . ( 172.7 cm ) 68 in . ( 172.7 cm ) Width , over all 45 in . ( 114.3 cm ) 49 in . ( 124.4 cm ) 49 in . ( 124.4 cm ) 54 in . ( 137.2 cm ) Height , over all 43 in . ( 109.2 cm ) 43 in . ( 109.2 cm ) 43 in . ( 109.2 cm ) 43 in . ( 109.2 cm ) Ground Clearance 4.5 in . ( 11.4 cm ) 4.5 in . ( 11.4 cm ) 4.5 in . ( 11.4 cm ) 4.5 in . ( 11.4 cm ) Turning Radius 18 in . ( 48 cm ) 18 in . ( 46 cm ) 18 in . ( 46 cm ) 18 in . ( 46 cm ) Weight ( approximate ) 498 lb . ( 225.9 kg ) 498 lb . ( 225.9 kg ) 501 lb . ( 227.25 kg . ) 525 lb . ( 238 kg . ) 33
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KOHLER CO . FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS LIMITED WARRANTY UTILITY AND LAWN AND GARDEN ENGINES The U . S . Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) , the California Air Resources Board ( CARB ) , and Kohler Co . are pleased to explain the FederaI and California Emission Control Systems Warranty on your small off - road equipment engine . For California , engines produced in 1995 and later must be designed , built and equipped to meet the state's stringent anti - smog standards . In other states , 1997 and later model year engines must be designed , built and equipped , to meet the U . S . EPA regulations for small non - road engines . The engine must be free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause it to fail to conform with U . S . EPA standards for the first two years d engine use from the date of sale to the ultimate purchaser . Kohler Co . must warrant the emission control system on the engine for the period of time listed above , provided there has been no abuse , neglect or improper maintenance . The emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel injection system , the ignition system , and catalytic converter . Also included are the hoses , belts and connectors and other emission related assemblies . Where a warrantable condition exists , Kohler Co . will repair the engine at no cost , including diagnosis ( if the diagnostic work is performed at an authorized dealer ) , parts and labor . MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE Engines produced in 1995 or later are warranted for two years in California . In other states , ! 997 and later model year engines are warranted for two years , if any emission related part on the engine is defective , the part will be repaired or replaced by Kohler Co . free of charge . OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES The engine owner is responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in the owner's manual . Kohler Co . recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on the engine . But Kohler Co . cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to assure that all scheduled maintenance was performed . ( a ) Be aware , however , that Kohler Co . may deny warranty coverage if the engine or a part has failed due to abuse , neglect , improper maintenance or unapproved modifications . ( b ) For warranty repairs , the engine must be presented to a Kohler Co . service center as soon as a problem exists . Call 1 - 800 - 544 - 2444 , or access our web site at : www . kohlerengines . com , for the names of the nearest service centers . The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time , not to exceed 39 days . If you have any questions regarding warranty rights and responsibilities , you should contact Kohler Co . at 1 - 920 - 457 - 444 ! and ask for an Engine Service representative . COVERAGE Kohler Co . warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine will be designed , built and equipped , at the time of sale , to meet all applicable regulations . Kohler Co . also warrants to the initial purchaser and each subsequent purchaser , that the engine is free from defects in material and workmanship which cause the engine to fail to conform with applicable regulations for a period of two years . Engines produced in 1995 or later are warranted for to years in California . For 1997 and later model years , EPA requires manufacturers to warrant engines for two years in all other states . These warranty periods will be begin on the date the engine is purchased by the initial purchaser . If any emission related part on the engine is defective , the part will be replaced by Kohler Co . at no cost to the owner . Kohler Co . is liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part still under warranty . KohIer Co . shall remedy warranty defects at any authorized Kohler Co . engine dealer or warranty station . Warranty repair work done at an authorized dealer or warranty station shall be free of charge to the owner if such work determines that a warranted part is defective . Listed below are the parts covered by the Federal and California Emission Control Systems Warranty . Some parts listed below may require scheduled maintenance and are warranted up to the first scheduled replacement point for that part . The warranted parts are : Oxygen sensor ( if equipped ) Intake manifold ( if equipped ) Exhaust manifold ( if equipped ) Catalytic muffler ( if equipped ) Fuel meteringvalve ( if equipped ) Spark advance module ( if equipped ) Crankcase breather Ignition module ( s ) with high tension lead Gaseous fuel regulator ( if equipped ) Electronic control unit ( if equipped ) Carburetor or fuel injection system Fuel lines ( if equipped ) Air filter , fuel filter , and spark plugs ( onlyto first scheduled replacement point ) LIMITATIONS This Emission Control System Warranty shall not cover any of the following : ( a ) repair or replacement required because of misuse or neglect , improper maintenance , repairs improperly performed or replacement not conforming to Kohler Co . specifications that adversely affect performance and / or durability and alterations or modifications not recommended or approved in writing by Kohler Co . , ( b ) replacement of parts and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance at and after the first scheduled replacement point , ( c ) consequential damages such as loss of time , inconvenience , loss of use of the engine or equipment , etc . , ( d ) diagnosis and inspection fees that do not result in eligible warranty service being performed , and ( e ) any add - on or modified part , or malfunction of authorized parts due to the use of add - on or modified parts . MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS REQUIREMENTS The owner is responsible for the proper use and maintenance of the engine . KohIer Co . recommends that all receipts and records covering the performance of regular maintenance be retained in case questions arise . If the engine is resold during the warranty period , the maintenance records should be transferred to each subsequent owner . Kohler Co . reserves the right to deny warranty coverage if the engine has not been properly main - tained ; however , Kohler Co . may not deny warranty repairs solely because of the lack of repair maintenance or failure to keep maintenance records . Normal maintenance , replacement or repair of emission control devices and systems may be performed by any repair establishment or individual ; however , warranty repair must be performed by a Kohler authorized service center , Any replacement part or service that is equivalent in perfor - mance and durability may be used in non - warranty maintenance or repairs , and shall not reduce the warranty obligations of the engine manufacturer .
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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 one ( 1 ) year 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 , repair or replace , 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 . ( Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water or damage because of 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 RO . 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 .
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CUB CADET LLC MANUFACTURER'S LIMITED WARRANTY ( RESIDENTIAL USE ) The limited warranty set forth below is given by CUB CADET a . Routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , 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 materiall and workmanship for a period of two ( 2 ) years for residentia to use or exposure . 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 inly material or workmanship . This limited warranty shall on its possessions and territories , except those sold through 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 , accident , improper maintenance , alteration , vandalism , theft , c . Normal wear parts or components , including blades , blade 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 hwrittener warranty above as to the parts as identified . No ot 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 aproductr - period . shall bind CUB CADET . During the period of the W 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 ) years for Series 1000 products sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales . aCUBl manufactured after August 1 , 1997 for residential users , com - CADET shall not be liable for incidental or consequenti mencing on the date of original purchase or lease and CUB loss or damages including , without limitation , expenses CADET will , at its option , repair 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 dfor - material or workmanship provided this product has been rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted pro 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 pivotd amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration axle on Series 1000 models against defects in material an workmanship for a period of five ( 5 ) years or 500 hours of the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty . You assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or injury to whichever occurs first , for residential users , commencing on you and your property and / or 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 , repair or replace , 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 CADETart may deny warranty coverage if the hour meter , or any p thereof , is altered , modified , disconnected or otherwise tam - How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This 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 LOCAL AUTHORIZED CUB CADET DEALER . To locate the dealer in 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 EO . Box 361131 , Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 0019 . This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the following cases :
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