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Husqvarna 91 7.279060 ( YTH18542 ) Owner's Manual
SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride - On Mowers IMPORTANT : THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS FAILURE TO OBSERVETHE FOLLOWINGSAFETY INSTRUCTIONSCOULD RESULTINSERIOUS INJURYOR DEATH â¢ Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher , WARNING : In order to prevent ac - discharge guard , or other safety devices in place and cidental starting when setting up , working transporting , adjusting or making re - â¢ Slow down before turning pairs , always disconnect spark plug â¢ Never leave a running machine unattended Always wire and place wire where it cannot turn off blades , set parking brake , stop engine , and contact spark plug . remove keys before dismounting â¢ Disengage blades when not mowing . Shut off engine and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop beforeor I cleaning the machine , removing the grass catcher , unclogging the discharge guard in neutral , you may lose control of the I _ WARNING : Do not coast down a hill I tractor . â¢ Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial I light â¢ Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs WARNING : Tow only the attachments â¢ Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing road - that are recommended by and com - ways . & ply with specifications of the manu - â¢ Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine facturer of your tractor . Use common into a trailer or truck . sense when towing . Operate only at â¢ Always wear eye protection when operating ma - the lowest possible speed when on a chine . slope . Too heavy of a load , while onse â¢ Data indicates that operators , age 60 years and above , a slope , is dangerous . Tires can lo are involved in a large percentage of riding mower - re - traction with the ground and cause you lated injuries . These operators should evaluate ttheiro to lose control of your tractor . ability to operate the riding mower safely enough protect themselves and others from serious injury . â¢ Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for wheel WARNING weights or counterweights . â¢ Keep machine free of grass , leaves or other debris Engine exhaust , some of its constituents , and cer - build - up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts tain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals and burn . Do not allow the mower deck to plow uleavesr . known to the State of California to cause cancer and or other debris which can cause build - up to occ birth defects or other reproductive harm . Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine . Allow machine to cool before storage . II . SLOPE OPERATION WARNING Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and Battery posts , terminals and related accessories tip - over accidents , which can result in severe injury or contain lead and lead compounds , chemicals known death . Operation on all slopes requires extra caution If to the State of California to cause cancer and birth you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , defects or other reproductive harm . Wash hands do not mow it . after handling . â¢ Mow up and down slopes , not across . â¢ Watch for holes , ruts , bumps , rocks , or other hidden I . GENERAL OPERATION objects Uneven terrain could overturn the machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles â¢ Read , understand , and follow all instructions on the â¢ Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have machine and in the manual before starting . to stop or shift while on the slope â¢ Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under â¢ Do not mow on wet grass Tires may lose traction the machine Keep clear of the discharge opening at Always keep the machine in gear when going down all times . slopes . Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill . â¢ Only allow responsible adults , who are familiar with the â¢ Avoid starting , stopping , or turning on a slope . If ethed instructions , to operate the machine tires lose traction , disengage the blades and proce â¢ Clear the area of objects such as rocks , toys , wire , etc . , slowly straight down the slope which could be picked up and thrown by the blades . â¢ Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual . â¢ Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operat - Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction , which could cause the machine to roll over . ing . Stop machine if anyone enters the area â¢ Never carry passengers . â¢ Use extra care while operating machine with grass â¢ Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary catchers or other attachments ; they can affect . the stability of the machine . Do no use on steep slopes Always look down and behind before and while back - â¢ Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot ing on the groundnear â¢ Never direct discharged material toward anyone . Avoid â¢ Do not mow drop - offs , ditches , or embankments discharging material against a wall or obstruction Ma - The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is over terial may ricochet back toward the operator . Stop the the edge or if the edge caves in blades when crossing gravel surfaces . 2
SAFETY RULES & Safe Operation Practices for Ride - On Mowers III . CHILDREN GENERAL SERVICE Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to â¢ Never operate machine in a closed are , the presence of children . Children are often attracted to â¢ Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition . the machine and the mowing activity . Never assume that â¢ Never tamper with safety devices , Check their proper children will remain where you last saw them , â¢ Keep children out of the mowing area and inthe watchful operation regularly , care of a responsible adult other than the operator . â¢ Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or other edebrisl - â¢ Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the build - up . Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fu area . soaked debris , Allow machine to cool before storing . â¢ Before and while backing , look behind and down for â¢ If you strike a foreign object , stop and inspect the small children . machine . Repair , if necessary , before restarting . â¢ Never carry children , even with the blades shut off , iTheyth â¢ Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere w running . safe machine operation . Children who have been given â¢ Check grass catcher components and the edischargec - rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's r area for another ride and be run over or backed over ommended parts , when necessary , by the machine . â¢ Mower blades are sharp , Wrap the blade or wear â¢ Never allow children to operate the machine . gloves , and use extra caution when servicing them . â¢ Use extra care when approaching blind corners , shrubs , â¢ Check brake operation frequently . Adjust and service trees , or other objects that may block your view of a as required . child , â¢ Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels , as necessary , IV . TOWING â¢ Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing . Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point , Â® @ @ @ @ â¢ Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes . â¢ Never allow children or others in or on towed equip - â¢ Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operat - ment . ing , Stop machine if anyone enters the area , â¢ On slopes , the weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control . â¢ Never carry passengers . â¢ Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop , â¢ Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary , Always look down and behind before and while back - V . SERVICE ing , SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE â¢ Never carry children , even with the blades shut off , They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere ewithn To avoid personal injury or property damage , use extreme safe machine operation . Children who have been giv care in handling gasoline , Gasoline is extremely flammable rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing and the vapors are explosive , area for another ride and be run over or backed over â¢ Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and other by the machine , sources of ignition . â¢ Keep children out of the mowing area and inthe watchful â¢ Use only approved gasoline container . care of a responsible adult other than the operator , â¢ Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine run - â¢ Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the ning . Allow engine to cool before refueling . area , â¢ Never fuel the machine indoors . â¢ Never store the machine or fuel container where there â¢ Before and while backing , look behind and down for small children . is an open flame , spark , or pilot light such as on a water heater or other appliances . â¢ Mow up and down slopes ( 15 Â° Max ) , not across , â¢ Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or â¢ Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have trailer bed with plastic liner . Always place containers to stop or shift while on the slope . on the ground away from your vehicle when filling . â¢ Avoid starting , stopping , or turning on a slope . If thed â¢ Remove gas - powered equipment from the truck ortrailer tires lose traction , disengage the blades and procee and refuel it on the ground . If this is not possible , then slowly straight down the slope , refuel such equipment with a portable container , rather â¢ If machine stops while going uphill , disengage blades , than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle . shift into reverse and back down slowly . â¢ Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank â¢ Do not turn on slopes unless necessary , and then , turn or container opening atall times until fueling is complete . slowly and gradually downhill , if possible . Do not use a nozzle lock - open device . â¢ If fuel is spilled on clothing , change clothing immedi - ately . â¢ Never overfill fuel tank . Replace gas cap and tighten securely .
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES â¢ Read and observe the safety rules . Gasoline Capacity 4.0 Gallons and Type : Unleaded Regular â¢ Follow a regular schedule in maintaining , caring for and using your tractor . Oil Type ( API - SG - SL ) : SAE 30 ( above 32 Â° F ) SAE 5W - 30 ( below 32 Â° F ) â¢ Follow the instructions under " Maintenace " and " Stor - age " sections of this owner's manual . Oil Capacity : w / Filter 3.5 Pints w / o Filter 3.0 Pints WARNING : This tractor is equipped with an internal com - Spark Plug : Champion RC12YC bustion engine and should not be used on or near any ( Gap : . 030 " ) unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered orgrass - covered Ground Speed ( MPFI ) : Forward : 5.5 land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with Reverse : 2.4 a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained Rear : 10 PSI in effective working order by the operator . Charging System : 9 Amps @ 3600 RPM In the state of California the above is required by law Battery : AMP / FIR : 28 ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . Min . CCA : 230 Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws apply Case Size : U1R on federal lands . Blade Torque : 27 - 35 FT . LBS . CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor . Ithas been designed , engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance . Should you experience any problem you cannot easily rem - edy , please contact your nearest authorized service center / department . We have competent , well - trained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor . Please read and retain this manual . The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly . Always observe the " SAFETY RULES " . TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 3 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 - 18 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 - 23 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - 8 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 - 26 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 14 REPAIR PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 41 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 4
UNASSEMBLED PARTS Steering Wheel Key ( 2 ) Keys Steering Steering Wheel Wheel Insert Adapter Seat Slope Sheet ( 1 ) Washer ( _ 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge ( 1 ) Knob I _
ASSEMBLY Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes , To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely , Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness . TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY A socket wrench set will make assembly easier . Standard wrench sizes are listed , ( 1 ) 3 / 4 " wrench Pliers t 7oS ' t " to : ` " ' ' ' ' " s ' " T ( 2 ) 1 / 2 " wrenches Tire pressure gauge _ - - - _ LARGE FLAT WASHER Utility knife When right or left hand is mentioned inthis manual , it means when you are in the operating position ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . STEERIN _ _ SwTHEEEERA / NPAT _ O R TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON â¢ Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton . â¢ Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton . Remove end panels and lay side panels flat , â¢ Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove , STEERING BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SHAFT SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ( See Fig . 1 ) FIG . 1 â¢ Remove Iocknut and large flat washer from steering shaft . â¢ Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing INSTALL SEAT ( See Fig . 2 ) straight forward , Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob . â¢ Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal â¢ Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing ( left to right ) and slide onto steering wheel adapter . seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly â¢ Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with Iocknut of seat to tractor . and large flat washer previously removed . Tighten â¢ Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard pack - securely , ing . Remove the cardboard packing and discard . â¢ Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering â¢ Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is wheel . positioned over large slotted hole in pan . â¢ Remove protective materials from tractor hood and â¢ Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and grill . pull seat towards rear of tractor , IMPORTANT : CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLES IN â¢ Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTOR IS TO ROLLOFF SKID . knob and flat washer loosely , Do not tighten , â¢ Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat , â¢ Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch / brake pedal all the way down , â¢ Get off seat without moving its adjusted position , â¢ Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely . 6
ASSEMBLY NOTE : You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid . Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid . SEAT SHOULDER BOLT TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Op - eration section for location and function of controls ) SEAT PAN â¢ Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position , â¢ Release parking brake by depressing clutch / brake pedal , â¢ Place freewheel control in " transmission disengaged position " ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . â¢ Roll tractor forward off skid . â¢ Remove banding holding the deflector shield up against tractor . TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Op - FLAT WASHER eration section for location and function of controls ) _ WARNING : Before starting , read , understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual , Be sure tractor is in a well - ventilated area , Be sure the area in ADJUSTMENT front of tractor is clear of other people and objects , KNOB â¢ Be sure all the above assembly steps have been com - FIG . 2 pleted , â¢ Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline . â¢ Place freewheel control in " transmission engaged " CHECK BATTERY ( See Fig . 3 ) position ( see " TO TRANSPORT " in Operation section â¢ Lift hood to raised position , of this manual ) , â¢ If this battery is put into service after month and year â¢ Sit on seat in operating position , depress clutch / brake indicated on label ( label located between terminals ) pedal and set the parking brake , charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 amps , ( See " BATTERY " in the Maintenance section of this â¢ Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . manual for charging instructions ) , â¢ Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position , TERMINAL LABEL TERMINAL â¢ Start the engine . After engine has started , move throttle control to idle position , â¢ Release parking brake , â¢ Slowly move the motion control lever forward and slowly drive tractor off skid . â¢ Apply brake to stop tractor , set parking brake and place motion control lever in neutral position . â¢ Turn ignition key to " STOP " position . Continue with the instructions that follow , FIG . 3
ASSEMBLY CHECK TIRE PRESSURE , / CHECKL IS T The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRACTOR , WER - for shipping purposes . Correct tire pressure is important WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BES T PE for best cutting performance . FORMANCEAND SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY PRODUCT . â¢ Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST : , / All assembly instructions have been completed . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS , / No remaining loose parts in carton . For best cutting results , mower housing should be cproperlye leveled . See " TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " inthe Servi , / Battery is properly prepared and charged . ( Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps ) . and Adjustments section of this manual , , / Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely . CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL , / All tires are properly inflated . ( For shipping purposes , BELTS the tires were overinflated at the factory ) . See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side - to - side / mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments front - to - rear for best cutting results . ( Tires must be section of this manual , Verify that the belts are routed properly inflated for leveling ) . correctly . , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers . CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM , / Check wiring . See that all connections are still secure After you learn how to operate you rtractor , check to see that and wires are properly clamped . the brake is properly adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual , , / Before driving tractor , be sure freewheel control is in " transmission engaged " position ( see " TO TRANS - PORT " in the Operation section of this manual ) . WHILE LEARNING HOWTO USEYOUR TRACTOR , PAYT EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTAN ITEMS : , / Engine oil is at proper level . , / Fuel tank is filled with fresh , clean , regular unleaded gasoline . , / Become familiar with all controls , their location and function . Operate them before you start the engine . , / Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition . , / Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Op - eration System ( ROS ) are working properly ( See the Operation and Maintenance sections in this manual ) . , / It is important to purge the transmission before oper - ating your tractor for the first time . Follow proper start - ing and transmission purging instructions ( See " TOin START ENGINE " and " PURGE TRANSMISSION " the Operation section of this manual ) . 8
OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product , Learn and understand their mean - ing , H L Ikl REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION SWITCH ENGINE OFF REVERSE ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE OPERATION LOCKED UNLOCKED SYSTEM ( ROS ) t ol OIL PRESSURE OVER TEMP FUEL BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT LIGHT Â® @ @ @ @ ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS CLUTCH DISENGAGED CLUTCH ENGAGED DANGER , KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) DANGER indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , LIGHTS ON A will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , A could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , A might result in minor or moderate injury . A CAUTION when used without the alert symbol , indicates a situation that could result in damage to the tractor and / or engine . Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which , death . The safety alert symbol if not avoided , could result in death , serious injury and / or property damage . is used to identify safety inform - ation about hazards which can FIRE indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , result in death , serious injury could result in death , serious injury and / or and / or property damage . property damage .
OPERATION KNOW YOUR TRACTOR READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR TRACTOR Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments , Save this manual for future reference , ATTACHMENT CLUTCH IGNITION SWITCH HOURMETER SWITCH THROTTL _ CHOKE CONTROL LEVER PLUNGER ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL o HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT INDICATOR " PARKING BRAKE FREE WHEEL ~ MOTION CONTROL CONTROL LEVER LIGHT SWITCH FIG . 4 Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute , LIGHT SWITCH - Turns the headlights on and off , AMMETER - Indicates charging ( + ) or discharging ( - ) of LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift battery . lever when changing its position . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH - Used to engage the MOTION CONTROL LEVER - Selects the speed and mower blades or other attachments mounted to your trac - direction of tractor . tor . PARKING BRAKE - Locks clutch / brake pedal into the ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER - Used to raise and lower brake position . the mower deck or other attachments mounted to your tractor . REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) " ON " POSI - TION - Allows operation of mower deck or other powered CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used for declutching and brak - attachment while in reverse , ing the tractor and starting the engine . FREEWHEEL CONTROL - Disengages transmission for THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off , controlling engine speed . HOURMETER - Indicates hours of operation . IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the engine . 10
OPERATION The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes , which can result in severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses or eye shields while op - erating your tractor or performing any adjustments or repairs . We recommend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles or standard safety glasses . IMPORTANT : LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN ANYRY HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR POSITIONOTHERTHAN " STOP " WILL CAUSETHE BATTE TO BE DISCHARGED , ( DEAD ) . TO SET PARKING BRAKE ( See Fig . 5 ) NOTE : Under certain conditions when tractor is standing Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sens - idle with the engine running , hot engine exhaust gases may ing switch . When engine is running , any attempt by the cause " browning " of grass , To eliminate this possibility , al - operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking ways stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas , brake will shut off the engine . â¢ Depress clutch / brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position and hold , pletely , as described above , before leav - â¢ Place parking brake lever in " ENGAGED " position and ing the operator's position ; to mempty - CAUTION : Always stop tractor co release pressure from clutch / brake pedal , Pedal should grass catcher , etc . remain in " BRAKE " position , Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure , TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL ( See Fig . 5 ) ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH Always operate engine at full throttle , PULL OUT TO " ENGAGE ' â¢ Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the THROTTLE / CHOKE battery charging rate , â¢ Full throttle offers the best bagging and mower perfor - mance , TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD KEY PUSH IN TOGE " ( See Fig . 5 ) " DISENGA The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the motion control lever , â¢ Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral ( N ) MOTION CONTROL CLUTCH / BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LEVER position . PEDAL " DRIVE " " DISENGAGED " â¢ Release parking brake , POSITION POSITION PARKING BRAKE " ENGAGED " â¢ Slowly move motion control lever to desired position , POSITION TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT FIG . 5 ( See Fig . 5 ) The position of the attachment lift lever determines the STOPPING ( See Fig . 5 ) cutting height . MOWER BLADES - â¢ Grasp lift lever . â¢ To stop mower blades , move attachment clutch switch â¢ Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired to " DISENGAGED " position , position , GROUND DRIVE - The cutting height range is approximately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " , â¢ To stop ground drive , depress clutch / brake pedal into The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip full " BRAKE " position . , with the engine not running . These heights are approximate â¢ Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position . and may vary depending upon soil conditions , height of IMPORTANT : THEMOTIONCONTROLLEVER DOESNOT grass and types of grass being mowed , RETURN TO NEUTRAL ( N ) POSITIONWHEN THE CLUTCH / â¢ The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2 - 1 / 2 BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED . inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches ENGINE - during hot months , For healthier and better looking â¢ Move throttle control between half and full speed ( fast ) lawns , mow often and after moderate growth . position . â¢ For best cutting performance , grass over 6 inches NOTE : Failure to move throttle control between half and in height should be mowed twice , Make the first cut full speed ( fast ) position , before stopping may cause engine relatively high ; the second to desired height , to " backfire " , â¢ Turn ignition key to " STOP " position and remove key , Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent unauthorized use , â¢ Never use choke to stop engine . 11
OPERATION TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS ( See Fig . 6 ) " ENGAGED " POSITIOI ' Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly LIFT LEVER off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height POSITION in operating position , Gauge wheels then keep the deck in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain conditions , " LOW POSITION / / NOTE : Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level surface , ATTACHMENT _ CLUTCH SWITCH â¢ Adjust mower to desired cutting height ( See " TO AD - " DISENGAGED " - _ _ JUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT " in the Operation POSITION section of this manual ) , â¢ With mower in desired height of cut position , gauge wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off f _ \ ' , the ground , Install gauge wheel in appropriate hole DEFLECTOR with shoulder bolt , 3 / 8 washer , and 3 / 8 - 16 Iocknut and SHIELD tighten securely . â¢ Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same FIG . 7 adjustment hole . REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) GAUGE Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System WHEEL ( ROS ) , Any attempt bythe operator to travelinthe reversedirec - MOUNTING _ tion with the attachment clutch engaged will shut offthe engine BRACKET unless ignition key is placed in the ROS " ON " position , _ iLWARNING : Backing up with the attachment clutch en - gaged while mowing is strongly discouraged . Turning hthentres ROS " ON " , to allow reverse operation with the eattachmeatots clutch engaged , should only be done when the toperhnl decides it is necessary to reposition the machine wiu attachment engaged , Do not mow in reverse absolutely necessary . 3 / 8 - 16 - . . . . . USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM - â¢ Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position , â¢ With engine running , turn ignition key counterclockwise 3 / 8 to ROS " ON " position , SHOULDER â¢ Look down and behind before backing , GAUGE WHEEL â¢ Slowly move motion control lever to reverse ( R ) position to start movement . FIG . 6 â¢ When use of the ROS is no longer needed , turn the ignition key clockwise to engine " ON " position . ROS " ON " POSITION ENGINE " ON " POSITION TO OPERATE MOWER ( See Fig . 7 ) ( NORMAL OPERATING ) Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing switch , Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will shut off the engine , You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough , rolling terrain or hills . @ â¢ Select desired height of cut , â¢ Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch control , TO OPERATE ON HILLS â¢ TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment clutch control . hills with slopes greater than 15 Â° and CAUTION : Do not operate the mower I i _ WARNING : Do not drive up or down do not drive across any slope , without either the entire grass catcher , on mowers so equipped , or the deflector â¢ Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down shield in place . hills . â¢ Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills , â¢ If slowing is necessary , move throttle control lever to 12 slower position ,
OPERATION â¢ Ifstoppingisabsolutely necessary , push clutch / brake pedal ADD GASOLINE quickly to brake position and engage parking brake , â¢ Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck , Do not overfill . â¢ Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position . Use fresh , clean , regular unleaded gasoline with a IMPORTANT : THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT minimum of 87 octane , ( Use of leaded gasoline will RETURN TO NEUTRAL ( N ) POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH / increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED . valve life ) , Do not mix oil with gasoline , Purchase fuel â¢ To restart movement , slowly release parking brake and in quantities that can be used within 30 days to assure clutch / brake pedal , fuel freshness , â¢ Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting . I â¢ Make all turns slowly , fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasolineor TO TRANSPORT ( See Figs . 4 and 8 ) I & CneAaUrTaIOnNo : penWifplaemeo . ff any spilled oil I I When pushing or towing your tractor , be sure to disengage transmission by placing freewheel control in freewheeling IMPORTANT : WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES position , Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar BELOW32 Â° F ( 0 Â° C ) , USE FRESH , CLEAN WINTER GRADE of tractor . GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER STARTING . â¢ Raise attachment liftto highest position with attachment lift control , CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or â¢ Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisturewhich release so it is held in the disengaged position . leads to separation and formation of acids during â¢ Do not push or tow tractor at more than two ( 2 ) MPH , storage . Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of â¢ To reengage transmission , reverse above procedure , an engine while instorage . To avoid engine problems , NOTE : To protect hood from damage when transporting the fuel system should be emptied before storage your tractor on a truck or a trailer , be sure hood is closed of 30 days or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the and secured to tractor . Use an appropriate means of tying engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor hood to tractor ( rope , cord , etc . ) , are empty . Use fresh fuel next season . See Storagese Instructions for additional information . Never u Transmission Engaged engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . TO START ENGINE ( See Fig . 4 ) When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine has run out of fuel , it will take extra cranking time to move fuel from the tank to the engine , â¢ Be sure freewheel control is inthe transmission engaged position , Transmission Disengaged â¢ Sit on seat in operating position , depress clutch / brake FIG . 8 pedal and set parking brake , â¢ Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACHMENTS â¢ Move attachment clutch to " DISENGAGED " position . Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and â¢ Move throttle control to choke position , comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your trac - NOTE : Before starting , read the warm and cold starting tor , Use common sense when towing , Too heavy of a load , procedures below , while on a slope , is dangerous , Tires can lose traction with â¢ Insert key into ignition and turn keyclockwise to " START " the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor , position and release key as soon as engine starts , BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE Do not run starter continuously for more than fifteen seconds per minute . If the engine does not start after CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL several attempts , move throttle control to fast position , wait a few minutes and try again , If engine still does The engine in your tractor has been shipped , from the not start , move the throttle control back to the choke factory , already filled with summer weight oil , position and retry . â¢ Check engine oil with tractor on level ground . WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and above ) â¢ Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe clean , reinsert the â¢ When engine starts , move the throttle control to the dipstick and screw cap tight , wait for a few seconds , fast position , remove and read oil level , If necessary , add oil until " FULl " mark on dipstick is reached , Do not overfill . â¢ For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting ( See " OIL VISCOSITY CHART " in the Maintenance section of this manual ) . â¢ To change engine oil , see the Maintenance section in this manual , 13
OPERATION Move motion control lever to neutral ( N ) position , Shut - â¢ The attachments and ground drive can now be used , If â¢ off engine and set parking brake , the engine does not accept the load , restart the engine and allow it to warm up for one minute using the choke â¢ Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in as described above , engaged position ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in this sec - tion of manual ) , COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 Â° F and below ) â¢ Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine , After the engine â¢ When engine starts , allow engine to run with the is running , move throttle control to half ( 1 / 2 ) speed , throttle control in the choke position until the engine With motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position , slowly runs roughly , then move throttle control to fast posi - disengage clutch / brake pedal . tion , This may require an engine warm - up period from â¢ Slowly move motion control lever forward , afterthe tractor several seconds to several minutes , depending on the moves approximately five ( 5 ) feet , slowly move motion temperature . control lever to reverse position , After the tractor moves AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WARM UP approximately five ( 5 ) feet return the motion control lever â¢ Before driving the unit in cold weather , the transmission to the neutral ( N ) position , Repeat this procedure with should be warmed up as follows : the motion control lever three ( 3 ) times , â¢ Be sure the tractor is on level ground . â¢ Your transmission is now purged and now ready for â¢ Place the motion control lever in neutral , normal operation , Release the parking brake and let the clutch / brake slowly return to operating position , MOWING TIPS â¢ Allow one minute for transmission to warm up , This â¢ Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing per - can be done during the engine warm up period . formance , See " TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the â¢ The attachments can also be used during the engine Service and Adjustments section of this manual , warm - up period after the transmission has been â¢ The left hand side of mower should be used for trim - warmed up , ming , NOTE : If at a high altitude ( above 3000 feet ) or in cold â¢ Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area temperatures ( below 32 F ) the carburetor fuel mixture may that has been cut , Have the cut area to the right of the need to be adjusted for best engine performance , See " TO machine , This will result in a more even distribution of ADJUST CARBURETOR " in the Service and Adjustments clippings and more uniform cutting , section of this manual . â¢ When mowing large areas , start by turning to the right so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs , fences , PURGETRANSMISSION driveways , etc , After one or two rounds , mow in the opposite direction making left hand turns until finished ( See Fig , 9 ) , freewheel lever while the engine is run - I _ AUTION : Neverengageordisengage I ning . f To ensure proper operation and performance , it is recom - mended that the transmission be purged before operatingny l tractor for the first time , This procedure will remove a trapped air inside the transmission which may have de - veloped during shipping of your tractor , IMPORTANT : SHOULD YOUR TRANSMISSION REQUIRE REMOVALFOR SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT , IT SHOULD BEPURGEDAFTER REINSTALLATIONBEFOREOPERATING J THE TRACTOR . FIG . 9 â¢ Place tractor safely on level surface with engine off and parking brake set . â¢ If grass is extremely tall , it should be mowed twice to â¢ Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clip - in freewheeling position ( See " TO TRANSPORT " in this pings . Make first cut relatively high ; the second to the section of manual ) . desired height . â¢ Sitting in the tractor seat , start engine , After the engine is running , move throttle control to slow position , With â¢ Do not mow grass when it is wet , Wet grass will plug motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position , slowly dis - mower and leave undesirable clumps , Allow grass to engage clutch / brake pedal , dry before mowing , â¢ Move motion control lever to full forward position andse â¢ Always operate engine at full throttle when mow - hold for five ( 5 ) seconds , Move lever to full rever ing to assure better mowing performance and proper position and hold for five ( 5 ) seconds . Repeat this discharge of material , Regulate ground speed by se - procedure three ( 3 ) times , lecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting performance as well as the quality of cut desired , NOTE : During this procedure there will be no movement of drive wheels , The air is being removed from hydraulic â¢ When operating attachments , select a ground speed drive system , that will suit the terrain and give best performance of the attachment being used , 14
MAINTENANCE sc . ou . F " ' ' O TES AS YOU COMPLETE . . . . . . . REGULAR SERVICE f _ _ Â£ ' 4y _ - _ SERVICE DATES Check Brake Operation _ Check Tire Pressure Check Operator Presence and T ROS Systems V _ R Check for Loose Fasteners I _ 1 _ 5 if A Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades VF3 0 Check Battery Level C Lubricati Â° nOhart _ R Clean Battery and Terminals II _ Check Transaxle Cooling Check V - Belts If Check Engine Oil Level if II _ Change Engine Oil ( with oil filter ) _ 111 _ 1,2 E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) 1 _ 1,2 I _ N Clean Air Filter 1 _ 2 G Clean Air Screen 1 _ 2 Arrester v ' Inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) 1 _ 1,2 Clean Engine Cooling Fins _ 2 Replace Spark Plug I1 _ 1 _ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge V ' 2 Replace Fuel Filter _ # 4 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - free battery . in high ambient temperatures . 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 ft . - Ibs , maximum . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions . Do not overtighten . GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS LUBRICATION CHART The warranty on this tractor does not cover items that have been subjected to operator abuse or negligence . To receive full value from the warranty , ope rator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . â¢ _ } FRONT WHEEL d } FRONT WHEEL BEARING ZERK BEARING ZERK Some adjustments will need to be made periodically to properly maintain your tractor . At least once a season , check to see if you should @ ENGINE make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . â¢ At least once a year you should replace the spark plug , clean or replace air filter , and check blades and belts for wear . A new spark plug and clean air filter assure proper air - fuel mixture and help your engine run better and last longer . BEFORE EACH USE â¢ Check engine oil level . d } GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE â¢ Check brake operation . @ REFER TO MAINTENANCE " ENGINE " SECTION â¢ Check tire pressure . IMPORTANT : DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS WHICH â¢ Check operator presence and HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS . VISCOUS LUBRICANTS WILL ROS systems for proper operation . ATTRACT DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE LIFE OF THE SELF - LUBRICATING BEARINGS . IFYOU FEELTHEY MUST BE LUBRI - â¢ Check for loose fasteners . CATED , USE ONLY A DRY , POWDERED GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT 15 SPARINGLY .
MAINTENANCE TRACTOR BLADE CARE Always observe safety rules when performing any main - For best results mower blades must be kept sharp . Replace tenance , bent or damaged blades , BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to stop at highest approved by the manufacturer of your speed in highest gear on a level , dry concrete or paved tractor . Using a blade not approved surface , then brake must be checked and adjusted , ( See CAUTION : Useonlya replacement blade by the manufacturer of your tractor oisr " TO ADJUST BRAKE " in the Service and Adjustments hazardous , could damage your tract section of this manual ) , and void your warranty . TIRES BLADE REMOVAL ( See Fig . 10 ) â¢ Maintain proper air pressure inall tires ( See " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual ) , â¢ Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades . â¢ Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect control chemi - cals which can harm rubber . â¢ Remove blade bolt , lockwasher and flat washer securing blade . â¢ Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage , â¢ Install new or resharpened blade with trailing edge up towards deck as shown . NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant may be purchased from your local IMPORTANT : TO ENSURE PROPER ASSEMBLY , CENTEREL HOLE IN BLADE MUST ALIGN WITH STAR ON MANDR parts dealer , Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and ASSEMBLY . corrosion . â¢ Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer and flat washer OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM AND REVERSE OP - in exact order as shown . ERATION SYSTEM ( ROS ) â¢ Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . torque ) . Be sure operator presence and reverse operation systems IMPORTANT : BLADE BOLT IS HEATTREATED . IF BOLT NEEDS are working properly . If your tractor does not function as REPLACING , REPLACE ONLYWITH APPROVE BOLT SHOWN described , repair the problem immediately . IN THE REPAIR PARTS . â¢ The engine should not start unless the brake pedal is fully depressed , and the attachment clutch control is TRAILING EDGE UP in the disengaged position . = DE CHECK OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM CENTER â¢ When the engine is running , any attempt by the operator HOLE FLAT MANDREL to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake ASSEMBLY should shut off the engine , WASHER LOCK â¢ When the engine is running and the attachment clutch STAR is engaged , any attempt by the operator to leave the WASHER _ seat should shut off the engine , â¢ The attachment clutch should never operate unless ( _ . . . _ BLADE BOLT the operator is in the seat , FIG . 10 CHECK REVERSE OPERATION ( ROS ) SYSTEM â¢ When the engine is running with the ignition switch in TO SHARPEN BLADE ( See Fig . 11 ) the engine " ON " position and the attachment clutch NOTE : We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if engaged , any attempt by the operator to shift into you do , be sure the blade is balanced , reverse should shut off the engine , Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced . An un - â¢ When the engine is running with the ignition switch in balanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual the ROS " ON " position and the attachment clutch en - damage to mower and engine , gaged , any attempt by the operator to shift into reverse â¢ The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grind - should NOT shut off the engine , ing wheel , Do not attempt to sharpen while on the ROS " ON " POSITION ENGINE " ON " POSITION mowe r , ( NORMAL OPERATING ) â¢ To check blade balance , you will need a 5 / 8 " diameter steel bolt , pin , or a cone balancer . ( When using a cone balancer , follow the instructions supplied with balancer ) , NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing blade . The lobes of the center hole may appear to be centered , but are not , 16
MAINTENANCE Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt TRANSAXLE PUMP FLUID or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground . The transaxle was sealed at the factory and fluid mainte - If blade is balanced , it should remain in a horizontal nance is not required for the life of the transaxle . Should position . If either end of the blade moves downward , the transaxle ever leak or require servicing , contact your sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced . nearest authorized service center / department . ENGINE CENTER HOLE / , _ LUBRICATION BOLT BLADE Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service classification SG - SL Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade OPR . . according to your expected operating temperature , SAE VISCOSITY GRADES FIG . 11 BATTERY Yourtractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient F - 20 0 30 32 40 60 80 100 for normal use . However , periodic charging of the battery c - _ o - 2 ; - 10 ; ; o _ 0 1o 4o with an automotive charger will extend its life . TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE o [ / v [ scohar tl e â¢ Keep battery and terminals clean . FIG . 12 â¢ Keep battery bolts tight . NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) â¢ Keep small vent holes open . improve starting incold weather , they will result in increased â¢ Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . oil consumption when used above 32 Â° E Checkyour engine NOTE : The original equipment battery on your tractor is oil level more frequently to avoid possible engine damage maintenance free . Do not attempt to open or remove caps from running low on oil . or covers . Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation or at least necessary . once a year if the tractor is not used for 50 hours in one TO CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS year . Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine the battery to " leak " power . and after each eight ( 8 ) hours of operation . Tighten oil fill â¢ Remove terminal guard . cap / dipstick securely each time you check the oil level . â¢ Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED bat - TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL ( See Figs . 12 and 13 ) tery cable and remove battery from tractor . Determine temperature range expected before oil change . â¢ Rinse the battery with plain water and dry . All oil must meet API service classification SG - SL â¢ Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush â¢ Be sure tractor is on level surface . until bright . â¢ Oil will drain more freely when warm . â¢ Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly . â¢ Catch oil in a suitable container . â¢ Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING BATTERY " inis â¢ Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful not to allow dirt the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of th to enter the engine when changing oil . manual ) . â¢ Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install V - BELTS the drain tube onto the fitting . Check V - belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours of operation and replace if necessary . The belts are not OIL DRAIN VALVE adjustable . Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear . CLOSED AND TRANSAXLE COOLING LOCKED POSITION The transmission fan and cooling fins should be kept clean to assure proper cooling . Do not attempt to clean fan or transmission while engine is running or while the transmission is hot . To prevent pos - sible damage to seals , do not use high pressure water or steam to clean transaxle . â¢ Inspect cooling fan to be sure fan blades are intact and YELLOW DRAIN CAP clean . TUBE â¢ Inspect cooling fins for dirt , grass clippings and other materials . To prevent damage to seals , do not use compressed air or high pressure sprayer to clean cool - ing fins . 17 FIG . 13
MAINTENANCE â¢ Unlock drain valve by pushing inward and turning MUFFLER counterclockwise , Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester â¢ To open , pull out on the drain valve . ( if equipped ) as it could create a fire hazard and / or dam - â¢ After oil has drained completely , close and lock the age . drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown , SPARK PLUGS â¢ Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing bottom fitting of the drain valve . season or after every 100 hours of operation , whichever â¢ Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube , Pour occurs first , Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in slowly . Do not overfill . For approximate capacity seen - " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual , " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this ma ual , IN - LINE FUEL FILTER ( See Fig . 14 ) â¢ Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for checking level . The fuel filter should be replaced once each season . If fuel Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate filter becomes clogged , obstructing fuel flow to carburetor , reading , Keep oil at " FULl " line on dipstick . Tighten cap replacement is required , onto the tube securely when finished . â¢ With engine cool , remove filter and plug fuel line sec - tions , CLEAN AIR SCREEN â¢ Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow pointing towards carburetor . Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent engine damage from overheating , Clean with a wire brush â¢ Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum properly positioned , fibers , â¢ Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline . AIR FILTER CLAMP _ _ Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter . Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions . See Engine Manual , FUEL FILTER f ENGINE OIL FILTER FIG . 14 Replace the engine oil filter every season or every other oil change if the tractor is used more than 100 hours in one year , CLEANING â¢ Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc , of all foreign matter , â¢ Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline , oil , etc . â¢ Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax , We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and trans - mission are covered to keep water out , Water in engine or transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor , Use compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass , leaves and trash from tractor and mower . 18
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING : TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUST - MENTS : â¢ Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . â¢ Place motion control lever in neutral ( N ) position . â¢ Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . â¢ Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . â¢ Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . â¢ Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TRACTOR TO INSTALL MOWER ( See Fig . 15 ) TO REMOVE MOWER ( See Fig . 15 ) â¢ Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of â¢ Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right tractor side of tractor â¢ Place attachment clutch switch in " DISENGAGED ' â¢ Lower lift lever to its lowest position position â¢ Connect front links to mower deck and secure with â¢ Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to retainer springs its lowest position â¢ Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and â¢ Roll belt off electric clutch pulley secure with retainer springs â¢ Disconnect antisway bar from chassis bracket by â¢ Connect anti swaybar to chassis bracket and secure removing retainer spring with retainer spring â¢ Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets â¢ Install belt into electric clutch pulley groove by removing retainer springs â¢ Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING springs Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground â¢ Raise lift lever to raise suspension arms Slide mower or driveway Make sure tires are properly inflated ( See out from under tractor " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ' section of this manual ) If IMPORTANT : Ifan attachment other than the mower deck tires are over or underinflated , you will not properly adjust is to be mounted on the tractor , remove the front links your mower ELECTRIC CLUTCH PULLEY SUSPENSION ARMS FRONT LINK RETAINER SPRING RETAINER SPRINGS ( BOTH SIDES ) BAR RETAINER SPRINGS ( BOTH SIDES ) DEFLECTOR SHIELD FIG . 15 19
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT ( See Figs . 16 and 17 ) â¢ Raise mower to its highest position , â¢ At the midpoint of both sides of mower , measure Aheight " from bottom edge of mower to ground . Distance " on both sides of mower should be the same or within 1 / 4 " of each other . â¢ If adjustment is necessary , make adjustment on one side of mower only . FIG . 18 â¢ To raise one side of mower , tighten lift link adjustment nut on that side . BOTH FRONT LINKSMUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH â¢ To lower one side of mower , loosen lift link adjustment nut on that side , NOTE : Three full turns of adjustment nut will change mower height about 1 / 8 " . â¢ Recheck measurements after adjusting , NUT NUT " E " BOTTOM EDGE OF BOTTOM EDGE MOWER _ [ _ / _ OF MOWER TO GROUND _ \ TO GROUND TRUNNION FIG . 16 FRONT LINKS SUSPENSION ARM FIG . 19 TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT ( See Fig . 20 ) The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools , Park the tractor on level surface , Engage parking brake , BELT REMOVAL - FIG . 17 â¢ Remove mower from tractor ( See " TO REMOVE FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT ( See Figs . 18 and 19 ) MOWER " in this section of this manual ) , IMPORTANT : DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE - TO - SIDE . IF THE â¢ Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys . FOLLOWING FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTM ENT IS NECESSARY , â¢ Pull belt away from mower , BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS EQUALLY SO MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE - TO - SIDE . BELT INSTALLATION - â¢ Install new belt in reverse order of removal , To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing â¢ Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " belt guides . to 1 / 2 " lower than the rear when the mower is in its high - â¢ Install mower in reverse order of removal instruc - est position , tions , Check adjustment on right side of tractor , Measure distance " D " directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge MANDREL PULLEY IDLER PULLEYS of mower housing as shown , â¢ Before making any necessary adjustments , check that both front links are equal in length , â¢ If links are not equal in length , adjust one link to same length as other link , â¢ To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " on both front links an equal number of turns , â¢ When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " Iower at front than rear , tighten nuts " F " against trunnion on both front links . â¢ To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " from trunnion on both front links . Tighten nut " E " on both front links an equal number of turns , The two front links must PULLEY remain equal in length . â¢ Whendistance " D " isl / 8 " tol / 2 " loweratfrontthanrear , tighten nut " F " against trunnion on both front links , FIG . 20 â¢ Recheck side - to - side adjustment . 20
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS BELT REMOVAL - TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE â¢ Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE MOWER " in this section of manual ) . ( See Fig . 21 ) NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt and position of all Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system belt guides and keepers , which is mounted on the right side of the transaxle , â¢ Disconnect clutch wire harness . If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to stop at highest â¢ Remove clutch Iocator , speed in highest gear on a level , dry concrete or paved surface , then brake must be checked and adjusted , â¢ Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler , â¢ Remove belt downward from engine pulley and around TO CHECK BRAKE electric clutch , â¢ Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or paved surface , â¢ Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor , Carefully remove depress clutch / brake pedal all the way down and en - belt upwards from transmission input pulley and over gage parking brake , cooling fan blades . â¢ Disengage transmission by placing freewhel control â¢ Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt in " transmission disengaged " position , Pull ifreewheeln control out and into the slot and release so it is held away from tractor , the disengaged position , BELT INSTALLATION - The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually â¢ Carefully work new belt down around transmission push the tractor forward , Ifthe rear wheels rotate , the brake cooling fan and onto the input pulley , needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced , â¢ Slide belt into the center span keeper , â¢ Pull belt toward front of tractor and roll belt around TO ADJUST BRAKE electric clutch and onto engine pulley . â¢ Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way down and en - gage parking brake , â¢ Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler , â¢ Measure distance between brake operating arm and nut " A " on brake rod . â¢ Reinstall clutch Iocator and tighten nut securely . â¢ If distance is other than 1 - 9 / 16 " , loosen jam nut and â¢ Reconnect clutch harness , turn nut " A " until distance becomes 1 - 9 / 16 " . Retighten â¢ Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all jam nut against nut " A " . belt guides and keepers , â¢ Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in â¢ Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL MOWER " in this sec - " transmission engaged " position , tion of manual ) , â¢ Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above . Readjust if necessary . If stopping distance is ELECTRIC CLUTCH ATOR still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest gear , further maintenance is necessary . Replace brake pads or CLUTCHING contact a qualified service center , IDLER WITH PARKING BRAKE " ENGAGED " STATIONARY - - - - . IDLER CENTER SPAN _ ' _ ' JAM NUT KEEPER TRANSMISSION _ " ' _ II CLUTCH INPUT PULLEY " " Ill _ II WIRE ARM HARNESS FIG . 22 DO NOT TOUCH THIS NUT . IF FURTHER BRAKE ADJUST - MENT IS NECESSARY CONTACT YOUR NEAREST AUTHO - TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER RIZED SERVICE CENTER / DEPARTMENT NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT ( See Fig . 23 ) FIG . 21 The motion control lever has been preset at the factory and TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT adjustment should not be necessary , ( See Fig . 22 ) â¢ Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel , and lightly tighten , Park the tractor on level surface , Engage parking brake . â¢ Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor For assistance , there is a belt installation guide decal on does not move forward or backward . bottom side of left footrest , 21
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS â¢ Hold motion control lever inthat position and turn engine NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to off , slow leaks , tire sealant may be purchased from your locald â¢ While holding motion control lever in place , loosen the parts dealer , Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot an adjustment bolt . corrosion , â¢ Move motion control lever to the neutral ( N ) ( lock gate ) position , â¢ Tighten adjustment bolt securely . WASHERS NOTE : Ifadditional clearance is needed to get to adjustment RETAINING bolt , move mower deck height to the lowest position , After above adjustment is made , if the tractor still creeps AXLE COVER forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral position , follow these steps : â¢ Loosen the adjustment bolt . â¢ Move the motion control lever 1 / 4 to 1 / 2 inch in the SQUARE KEY ( REAR . R . . . . . _ _ WHEEL ONLY ) - - direction it is trying to creep . FIG . 24 â¢ Tighten adjustment bolt securely . â¢ Start engine and test , TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY â¢ If tractor still creeps , repeat above steps until satis - fied , ( See Fig . 25 ) NEUTRAL I LEOVTEIORN CONTROL erate explosive gases . Keep sparks , LOCK GATE flame and smoking materials away from WARNING : Lead - acid batteries gen - batteries . Always wear eye protection when around batteries . If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be recharged , ( See " BATTERY " in the MAINTENANCE sec - ADJUSTMENT tion of this manual ) . BOLT If " jumper cables " are used for emergency starting , follow FIG . 23 this procedure : IMPORTANT : YOURTRACTORIS EQUIPPEDWITH A R12VOLTTT TRANSMISSION REMOVAL / REPLACEMENT SYSTEM . THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOL Should your transmission require removal for service or SYSTEM . DO NOTUSEYOURTRACTORBATTERYTO STA replacement , it should be purged after reinstallation and OTHERVEHICLES . before operating the tractor . See " PURGETRANSMISSION " TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES - in the Operation section of this manual . â¢ Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - ( + ) terminal of each battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to MENT short against tractor chassis , â¢ Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal ( left to right ) ( - ) terminal ( C ) of fully charged battery . when wheels are positioned straightforward , remove steer - â¢ Connect the other end of the BLACK cable ( D ) to good ing wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly chassis ground , away from fuel tank and battery . section of this manual , TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE ORDER - FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER â¢ BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully The front wheel toe - in and camber are not adjustable on charged battery , your tractor , Ifdamage has occurred to affect the front wheel â¢ RED cable last from both batteries , toe - in or camber , contact your nearest authorized service center / department . TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS ( See Fig . 24 ) â¢ Block up axle securely . â¢ Remove axle cover , retaining ring and washers to allowDo wheel removal ( rear wheel contains a square key - not lose ) . â¢ Repair tire and reassemble , DD â¢ On rear wheels only : align grooves in rear wheel hub and axle , Insert square key . WEAK OR DEAD FULLY CHARGED â¢ Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in BATTERY BATTERY axle groove , â¢ Replace axle cover . FIG . 25 22
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS REPLACING BATTERY ( See Fig . 26 ) TO REPLACE FUSE Replace with 20 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse , The WARNING : Do not short hbattery fuse holder is located behind the dash . terminals by allowing a wrenc or any other object to contact both terminals TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY & at the same time . Before connect - ( See Fig . 27 ) ing battery , remove metal bracelets , â¢ Raise hood , wristwatch bands , rings , etc . Positive terminal must be connected â¢ Unsnap headlight wire connector , first to prevent sparking from acci - â¢ Stand in front of tractor , Grasp hood at sides , tilt toward dental grounding . engine and lift off of tractor , â¢ To replace , reverse above procedure , â¢ Lift hood to raised position . â¢ Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor , HOOD â¢ Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery . â¢ First connect RED battery cable to positive ( + ) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown , Tighten securely , HEADLIGHT Slide terminal cover over terminal , WIRE CONNECTOR â¢ Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) ter - minal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut , Tighten securely . â¢ Close hood . HEX KEPS BOLT _ _ . / NUT TCEORVMEIRNAL FIG . 27 ENGINE TO ADJUST THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE The throttle control has been preset at the factory and NEGATIVE POSITIVE adjustment should not be necessary . If adjustment is nec - ( BLACK ) ( RED ) CABLE CABLE essary , see engine manual , TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL FIG . 26 The choke control has been preset at the factory and ad - justment should not be necessary , If adjustment is neces - TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB sary , see engne manual , â¢ Raise hood , â¢ Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the TO ADJUST CARBURETOR grill , Your carburetor is not adjustable , If your engine does not â¢ Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems , back into the hole in the backside of the grill , â¢ Close hood , take your tractor to an authorized service center for repair and / or adjustment . INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or prevent it from starting . â¢ Check wiring , See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section , 23
STORAGE Immediately prepare your tractor for storage at the end ENGINE of the season or if the tractor will not be used for 30 days or more , FUEL SYSTEM IMPORTANT : ITIS IMPORTANTTOPREVENTGUMDEPOSITSH FROMFORMINGINESSENTIALFUELSYSTEMPARTSSUC gasoline in the tank inside a buildinge AS CARBURETOR , FUEL FILTER , FUEL HOSE , OR TANK where fumes may reach an open flam DURING STORAGE . ALSO , EXPERIENCEINDICATESTHAT _ WARNING : Never store the tractor with orspark . Allow the engine to cool before ALCOHOLBLENDEDFUELS ( CALLED GASOHOL OR USINGCH ETHANOLOR METHANOL ) CANATTRACTMOISTUREWHI storing in any enclosure . LEADSTOSEPARATIONANDFORMATIONOFACIDSDURINGEM STORAGE . ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGETHE FUEL SYST OF AN ENGINEWHILE IN STORAGE . TRACTOR â¢ Empty the fuel tank by starting the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . Remove mower from tractor for winter storage , When mower isto be stored for a period of time , clean it thoroughly , remove â¢ Never use engine or carburetor cleaner products in the all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store in a clean , dry area . fuel tank or permanent damage may occur , â¢ Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " in the Mainte - â¢ Use fresh fuel next season . nance section of this manual ) , NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in mini - â¢ Inspect and replace belts , if necessary ( See belt re - mizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage . placement instructions in the Service and Adjustments Add stabilizer to gasoline in fuel tank or storage container . section of this manual ) . Always follow the mix ratio found on stabilizer container . â¢ Lubricate as shown in the Maintenance section of this Run engine at least 10 minutes after adding stabilizer to manual . allow the stabilizer to reach the carburetor , Do not empty the gas tank and carburetor if using fuel stabilizer . â¢ Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws are securely fastened . Inspect moving parts for damage , breakage ENGINE OIL and wear . Replace if necessary , â¢ Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces ; sand Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace with clean en - lightly before painting , gine oil , ( See " ENGINE " in the Maintenance section of this manual ) , BATTERY CYLINDER ( S ) â¢ Fully charge the battery for storage , â¢ Remove spark plug ( s ) , â¢ After a period of time in storage , battery may require recharging . â¢ Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole ( s ) into cylinder ( s ) . â¢ To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage , battery cables should be dis - â¢ Turn ignition key to " START " position for a few seconds connected and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see " TO to distribute oil . CLEAN BATTERY AND TERMINALS " in the Mainte - â¢ Replace with new spark plug ( s ) , nance section of this manual ) , â¢ After cleaning , leave cables disconnected and place OTHER cables where they cannot come in contact with battery terminals . â¢ Do not store gasoline from one season to another . â¢ Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust , â¢ If battery is removed from tractor for storage , do not Rust and / or dirt in your gasoline will cause problems , store battery directly on concrete or damp surfaces , â¢ If possible , store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt , â¢ Cover your tractor with a suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture , Do not use plastic . Plasticnd cannot breathe which allows condensation to form a will cause your tractor to rust . IMPORTANT : NEVERCOVERTRACTORWHILE ENGINE AND EXHAUST AREAS ARE STILL WARM . 24
TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will notstart 1 . Out of fuel . 1 . Fill fuel tank . 2 . Engine not " CHOKED " properly . 2 . See " TO START ENGINE " in Operation section . 3 . Engine flooded . 3 . Wait several minutes before attempting to start . 4 . Bad spark plug . 4 . Replace spark plug . 5 . Dirty air filter . 5 . Clean / replace air filter . 6 . Dirty fuel filter . 6 . Replace fuel filter . 7 . Water in fuel . 7 . Empty fuel tank and carburetor , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter . 8 . Loose or damaged wiring . 8 . Check all wiring . 9 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 9 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service Adjustments section . 10 . Engine valves out of adjustment . 10 . Contact an authorized service center / department . Hard to start 1 . Dirty air filter . 1 . Clean / replace air filter . 2 . Bad spark plug . 2 . Replace spark plug . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Dirty fuel filter . 4 . Replace fuel filter . 5 . Stale or dirty fuel . 5 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 7 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service Adjustments section . 8 . Engine valves out of adjustment . 8 . Contact an authorized service center / department . Engine will not turn over 1 . Brake pedal not depressed . 1 . Depress brake pedal . 2 . Attachment clutch is engaged . 2 . Disengage attachment clutch . 3 . Weak or dead battery . 3 . Recharge or replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse . 4 . Replace fuse . 5 . Corroded battery terminals . 5 . Clean battery terminals . 6 . Loose or damaged wiring . 6 . Check all wiring . 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . Check / replace ignition switch . 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 8 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . 9 . Faulty operator presence switch ( es ) . 9 . Contact an authorized service center / department . Engine clicks but will not 1 . Weak or dead battery . 1 . Recharge or replace battery . start 2 . Corroded battery terminals . 2 . Clean battery terminals . 3 . Loose or damaged wiring . 3 . Check all wiring . 4 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 4 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . Loss of power 1 . Cutting too much grass / too fast . 1 . Raise cutting height / reduce speed . 2 . Throttle in ' CHOKE " position . 2 . Adjust throttle control . 3 _ Build - up of grass , leaves and trash under mower . 3 . Clean underside of mower housing . 4 . Dirty air filter . 4 . Clean / replace air filter . 5 . Low oil level / dirty oil . 5 . Check oil level / change oil . 6 . Faulty spark plug . 6 . Clean and regap or change spark plug . 7 . Dirty fuel filter . 7 . Replace fuel filter . 8 . Stale or dirty fuel . 8 . Empty fuel tank and refill tank with fresh , clean gasoline . 9 . Water in fuel . 9 . Empty fuel tank and carburetor , refill tank with fresh gasoline and replace fuel filter . 10 . Spark plug wire loose . 10 . Connect and tighten spark plug wire . 11 . Dirty engine air screen / fins . 11 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 12 . Dirty / clogged muffler . 12 . Clean / replace muffler . 13 . Loose or damaged wiring . 13 . Check all wiring . 14 . Carburetor out of adjustment . 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service Adjustments section . 15 . Engine valves out of adjustment . 15 . Contact an authorized service center / department . Excessive vibration 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Bent blade mandrel . 2 . Replace blade mandrel . 3 . Loose / damaged part ( s ) . 3 . Tighten loose part ( s ) . Replace damaged parts . 25
TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine dies when 1 . Reverse operation system 1 . Turn ignition key to tractor is shifted ( ROS ) is not " ON " while ROS " ON " position . into reverse mower or other attachment See Operation section . is engaged . Engine continues to run 1 . Faulty operator - safety presence control system . 1 . Check wiring , switches and connections . If not when operator leaves seat corrected , contact an authorized service center / with attachment clutch department . engaged Poorcut - uneven 1 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 1 . Replace blade . Tighten blade bolt . 2 . Mower deck not level . 2 . Level mower deck . 3 . Buildup of grass , leaves , and trash under mower . 3 . Clean underside of mower housing . 4 . Bent blade mandrel . 4 . Replace blade mandrel . 5 . Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of 5 . Clean around mandrels to open vent holes . grass , leaves , and trash around mandrels . Mower blades will not 1 . Obstruction in clutch mechanism . 1 . Remove obstruction . rotate 2 . Worn / damaged mower drive belt . 2 . Replace mower drive belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel . 4 . Replace blade mandrel . 1 . Poor grass discharge Engine speed too slow . 1 . Place throttle control in " FAST " position . 2 . Travel speed too fast . 2 . Shift to slower speed . 3 . Wet grass . 3 . Allow grass to dry before mowing . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . 4 . 5 . Low / uneven tire air pressure . 5 . Check tires for proper air pressure . 6 . Worn , bent or loose blade . 6 . Replace / sharpen blade . Tighten blade bolt . 7 . Buildup of grass , leaves and trash under mower . 7 . Clean underside of mower housing . 8 . Mower drive belt worn . 8 . Replace mower drive belt . 9 . Blades improperly installed . 9 . Reinstall blades sharp edge down . 10 . Improper blades used . 10 . Replace with blades listed in this manual . 11 . Clogged mower deck vent holes from buildup of 11 . Clean around mandrels to open vent holes . grass , leaves , and trash around mandrels . Headlight ( s ) not working 1 . Light switch is " OFF " . 1 . Turn light switch " ON " . ( if so equipped ) 2 . Bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) burned out . 2 . Replace bulb ( s ) or lamp ( s ) . 3 . Faulty light switch . 3 . Check / replace light switch . 4 . Loose or damaged wiring . 4 . Check wiring and connections . 5 . Blown fuse . 5 . Replace fuse . Battery will not charge 1 . Bad battery cell ( s ) . 1 . Replace battery . 2 . Poor cable connections . 2 . Check / clean all connections . 3 . Faulty regulator ( if so equipped ) . 3 . Replace regulator . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . Loss of drive 1 . Freewheel control in " disengaged " position . 1 . Place freewheel control in " engaged " position . 2 . Motion drive belt worn , damaged , or broken . 2 . Replace motion drive belt . 3 . Air trapped in transmission during shipment 3 . Purge transmission . or servicing . Engine " backfires " when Engine throttle control not set between half and 1 . Move throttle control between half and full speed turning engine " OFF " full speed ( fast ) position before stopping engine . ( fast ) position before stopping engine . 26
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 SCHEMATIC BATTERY 4 , SOLENOID I I RED I I I AMMETER FUSE STARTER ( OPTIONAL ) WHITE PTO . . . . j I [ I [ f _ I I BLACK I I I _ F I ' ' / I CLUTCH / BRAKE I _ _ _ _ : L _ _ , ( PEDAL UP ) . . . . _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GRAY > I I 1 BLACK I GRAY , , = - ' - = RE _ VER _ CH - SH - ORTI - NG CO - NNE - CT - OR J - _ f " _ _ - _ Ii NOTINREVERSE II . . . . II _ _ E _ LEC _ TR _ IC _ C _ LU _ TC _ H _ _ . . . . . . . . I I . I @ q BLACK / W , _ TE IGNITION GAPUGS _ SPARK PLUGS UNIT ( 2PL ON TWIN CYL . ENGINES ) . . . . _ F HOURIr _ FUEL SHUT - OFF _ _ T ER jL ) SOLENOID ( OPTIONAL ) [ ] _ UEL i _ @ _ LINE I I I BLUE I I CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT 28 VOLTS AO @ 3600 RPM 9 AMP DC @ 3600 RPM ( REGULATOR DISCONNECTED ) ( IF SO EQUIPPED ) RED REGULAT < O _ ' R _ ORANGE O ALTERNIATOR LIGHT SW I BROWN NOTE HEADLIGHTS YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SPECIAL ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . THE LIGHTS ARE NOT â¢ O CONNECTED TO THE NON - REMOVABLE REMOVABLE BATTERY , BUT HAVE THEIR IGNITION SWITCH CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE . BECAUSE OF THIS , THE POSITION CIRCUIT " MAKE " BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS WIRING INSULATED CLIPS OFF M + G + A1 WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS RUN / OVERRIDE B + A1 SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WERE REMOVED FOR SERVICING OF WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS RUN B + A1 L + A2 UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS START B + S + A1 TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . 02872WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . 27
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 ELECTRICAL 22 / 42 41 26 27 \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ / / / / / / / / \ . , / " \ / / \ \ 28
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 532 16 34 - 65 BatteryHex 2 8747604 - 12 Bolt Hd 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 3 / 4 8 532 18 64 - 91 Box Battery 16 532 17 61 - 38 Switch Interlock 21 532 18 37 - 59 Harness Socket Light 22 532 00 41 - 52 Bulb , Light # 1156 24 532 12 47 - 80 Cable Battery 25 532 14 61 - 48 Cable Battery 6 Ga , Red w / 16 wire 26 532 1751 - 58 Fuse 27 873 51 04 - 00 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc 28 5321454 - 91 Cable Ground 21 " BIk 6 Ga . 29 532 19 27 - 49 Switch Seat 30 532 19 33 - 50 Switch Ign 33 532 14 04 - 01 Key Ign Molded Generic 34 532 11 07 - 12 Switch Light / Reset 40 532 19 33 - 76 Harness Ign 41 871 11 04 - 08 Bolt Fin Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 1 / 2 42 532 13 15 - 63 Cover Terminal Red 43 532 17 88 - 61 Solenoid 45 532 12 28 - 22 Ammeter 46 532 16 96 - 35 Hourmeter Snap - In 50 532 17 46 - 51 Switch PTO 55 817 49 05 - 08 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 89 532 16 96 - 39 Bracket Snap - in Hourmeter 90 532 18 04 - 49 Cover Terminal 91 532 19 02 - 70 Strap Battery 92 532 19 34 - 65 Harness Pigtail Reverse Switch 93 532 19 25 - 40 Screw Plastite 10 - 14 x 2,0 94 532 19 18 - 34 Module Revers ROS NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 29
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 CHASSIS 259 _ 258 217 276 278 214 58 159 11 _ 208 158 209 , 209 60 3 ' 7 _ 37 2 _ 14 208 74 3 _ 38 _ 4 206 209 chassis elite husqy 6 30
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 CHASSIS KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 532 1746 - 19 Chassis 2 532 17 65 - 54 Drawbar 9 532 19 51 - 11 Dash 10 872 14 06 - 08 Bolt Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 11 532 17 49 - 96 Panel Dash Lh 13 532 18 17 - 19 Panel Dash Rh 14 817 49 06 - 08 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 17 532 18 99 - 77 Hood 26 873 80 06 - 00 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 unc 28 532 18 82 - 69 Grille / Lens Asm , ( Includes Key nos , 212,258 and 259 ) 30 532 19 48 - 06 Fender Footrest 31 532 13 99 - 76 Bracket Fender 37 817 49 05 - 08 Screw Thdrol 6 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 TYT 38 532 17 57 - 10 Bracket Asm Pivot Mower Rear 39 532 17 47 - 14 Bracket Pivot Hood 53 532 18 83 - 73 Bracet Dash LH 55 532 18 83 - 72 Bracket Dash RH 58 532 15 01 - 27 Duct Air 60 872 14 06 - 06 Bolt RDHD Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 3 / 4 64 532 17 49 - 97 Dash Lower STLT 74 873 68 06 - 00 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 90 532 12 43 - 46 Nut Self Thd Wsh - HD 1 / 4 Zinc 142 532 17 57 - 02 Plate Reinforcement STLT 143 532 18 66 - 89 Bracket Swaybar Chassis 144 532 17 55 - 82 Bracket Footrest Step - thru 145 532 15 65 - 24 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood 158 532 16 20 - 37 Bracket Parking Brake 159 532 19 24 - 04 Cupholder 206 532 1701 - 65 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 208 917 67 06 - 08 Screw Thdrl 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 209 817 00 06 - 12 Screw Hexwsh Thdr 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 212 532 18 82 - 67 Insert Lens 213 532 18 99 - 79 Skirt Grille LH 214 532 18 99 - 78 Skirt Grille RH 217 532 18 54 - 36 Console Fuel Window 258 532 18 99 - 81 Lens RH 259 532 18 99 - 82 Lens LH 276 532 18 92 - 74 Bumper Hood RH 277 532 18 92 - 75 Bumper Hood LH 278 532 19 16 - 11 Screw 10 x 3 / 4 Single Lead - Hex 280 817 00 06 - 16 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U , S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 31
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 DRIVE L , Â° 32 36 52 52 37 36 35 32 16 95 i / 53 30 55 i 77 263 I 26 drive - hydro . stlt 73 32
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Pulley , Engine6 - 1 Transaxle Hydro Gear 314 - 0510 63 532 17 46 - 07 Bolt Hex 7 / 1 20 x 4 x Gr . 5 - 1,5 Thr ( Order Parts From Transaxle Manu - 64 532 17 39 - 37 Washer facturer ) 65 810 04 07 - 008 8 532 19 25 - 02 Rod Shift 66 532 15 47 - 7 Keeper Belt Engine Screw HexWsh Hi - Lo 1 / 4 x 1 / 2 unc 9 532 18 05 - 05 Clutch Ogura 69 532 14 24 - 323 10 876 02 04 - 16 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 CAD 71 532 16 91 - 8 Strap Torque Lh Hydro Strap Torque Rh Hydro 14 810 04 04 - 00 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 73 532 16 91 - 82 Spacer , Axle5 / 15 8744905 - 44 Bolt , Hex FLGHD 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 74 5321370 - 757 Washer 2 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga , 16 873 80 05 - 00 Nut Lock Hex W / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 unc 75 532 12 1 - 49 17 532 12 61 - 97 Washer 76 812 00 00 - 01 E - Ring Key , 2Square5 / 19 873 80 06 - 00 Nut Lock Hex W / Wsh 3 / 8 - 16 unc 77 532 12 35 - 83 Washer 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga , 21 532 14 08 - 45 Knob 78 532 12 17 - 48 Shaft Asm , Cross Hydro 22 532 16 94 - 98 Rod , Brake Hydro 81 532 16 55 - 9611 23 532 19 07 - 36 Bracket Anti Rotation 82 532 16 57 - Spring Torsion T / A Washer 17 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga , 24 873 35 06 - 00 Nut 83 819 17 12 - 16 Link Transaxle 25 532 10 68 - 88 Spring , Brake Rod 84 532 16 95 - 9410 Console , Shift 26 819 13 13 - 16 Washer 89 532 19 48 - Control Asm Bypass Hydro 27 8760204 - 12 Pin Cotter 1 / 8x3 / 4 CAD . 95 5321702 - 01 Retainer Spring 1 " Zinc / Cad 28 532 17 57 - 65 Rod , Parking Brake 96 532 12 47 - 88 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4x 10 Ga . 29 532 07 16 - 73 Cap , Parking Brake 112 819 09 12 - 10 Nut Lock Fig 3 / 8 - 16 unc 30 532 16 95 - 92 Bracket , Transaxle 120 873 90 06 - 0056 Spacer Retainerx 32 874 76 05 - 12 Bolt Hex Hd 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 3 / 4 150 532 17 54 - Washer 13 / 32 2 x 10 Ga . 34 532 17 55 - 78 Shaft , Foot Pedal 151 819 13 32 - 10 Washer Srrted 5 / 16 ID x 1,125 35 532 12 01 - 83 Bearing , Nylon 156 532 16 60 - 029 Bracket Shift Mount 36 819 21 16 - 16 Washer 158 532 16 55 - 8 Hub Shift 37 532 12 49 - 63 Pin , Roll 159 532 18 39 - 00 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 Gr , 5 38 532 17 91 - 14 Pulley , Composite 161 872 14 04 - 06 Nut Crownlock 1 / 4 - 20 unc 39 872 11 06 - 22 BoltRdhd3 / 8 - 16uncx2 - 3 / 4Gr . 5 162 8736804 - 00 Bolt Hex Fin 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 1 Gr , 5 41 532 17 55 - 56 Keeper , Belt Idler 163 874 78 04 - 16 Bracket Pivot Lever 47 532 12 77 - 83 Pulley , Idler , V - Groove 165 532 16 56 - 2310 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 48 532 15 44 - 07 Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drv STL 166 817 49 05 - Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x , 561 49 532 12 32 - 05 Retainer , Belt 168 532 16 54 - 920 50 872 11 06 - 12 BoltCarrSh3 / 8 - 16x1 - 1 / 2Gr , 5 169 532 1655 - 8 Plate Fastening Lt 51 873 68 06 - 00 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 197 532 16 96 - 13 Nyliner Snap - In 5 / 8 " ID Washer Nyl 7 / 8 ID x , 105unc 52 873 68 05 - 00 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 198 532 16 95 - 93 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 53 532 10 57 - 10 Link , Clutch 199 532 16 96 - 12 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 5 / 16 - 18 unc x 15 55 532 10 57 - 09 Spring , Return , Clutch 200 872 14 05 - 084 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 3 / 4 Gr , 56 817 06 06 - 20 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 202 872 11 06 - 1 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 57 532 14 02 - 94 V - Belt , Ground Drive 254 817 00 06 - 162 263 817 00 06 - 1 Thdrol Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 59 532 16 96 - 91 Keeper , Center Span 61 817 1206 - 14 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x , 875 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S , inches 62 532 12 48 - 72 Cover , Pedal 1 inch = 25.4 mm 33
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 STEERING ASSEMBLY 68 67 46 13 65 46 I 29 17 i J 4O i 15 15 29 3O lO steering pl , lt 62 34
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 STEERING ASSEMBLY KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 532 19 39 - 43 Wheel Steeringst 2 532 18 47 - 06 Axle Asm Ca Iron LT 3 532 16 98 - 40 Spindle Asm LH 4 532 16 98 - 39 Spindle Asm RH 5 532 12 49 - 31 Bearing Race Thrust Harden 6 532 12 17 - 48 Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 8 812 O000 - 29 Ring Klip # t5304 - 75 10 532 17 51 - 21 Link Drag 11 8100406 - 00 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3 / 8 12 873 94 08 - 00 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 unf 13 532 1365 - 18 Spacer Brg Axle Front 15 532 1452 - 12 Nut Hex Flange Lock 17 532 17 78 - 83 Shaft Asm Steering 26 532 12 68 - 47 Bushing Link Drag 28 819 13 14 - 16 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 29 8170006 - 12 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 75 30 876 02 04 - 12 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 32 532 19 27 - 57 Rod Tie 36 532 15 51 - 05 Bushing Strg 37 532 15 29 - 27 Screw 38 532 19 36 - 52 Insert Cap Strg Wh 39 819 18 38 - 12 Washer 9 / 16 ID x 2 - 3 / 80D x 12 Ga . 40 873 54 06 - 00 Crownlock nut 41 532 18 67 - 37 Adapter Wheel 43 532 12 17 - 49 Washer 25 / 32 x 1 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 46 532 12 12 - 32 Cap Spindle FrTop BIk 65 532 16 03 - 67 Spacer Brace AxleK 67 872 11 06 - 18 Bolt RDHD SQN 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 1 / 4 71 532 17 51 - 46 Steering Asm 68 532 16 98 - 27 Axle , Brace 82 532 16 98 - 35 Bracket Susp Chassis Front . 87 532 17 39 - 66 Washer Flat . 781 x 1 - 1 / 2 x 14 88 532 17 51 - 18 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 unc 91 532 17 55 - 53 Clip aSteeringrden 95 532 18 89 - 67 Washer H . 739 x 1.637 x 060 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 35
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 ENGINE 2 3 1 62 / 81 13 4 78 3 ; 32 33 112 _ 29 23 OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine - bs , lcvl 53 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 62 1 532 17 08 - 05 Control , Throttle / Choke 810 01 05 - 00 Washer Split 72 2 817 72 04 - 08 Screw Hex Thd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 871 07 05 - 12 Screw Hex HD Cap 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 3 78 817 06 06 - 20 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 Engine B & S Model 31Q777 81 873 51 04 - 00 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc ( Order Parts from Engine Mfg . ) 112 4 532 13 73 - 52 Muffler 532 12 49 - 52 Bushing 13 532 16 52 - 91 Muffler Gasket 14 532 14 84 - 56 Tube Oil Drain NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 23 532 16 98 - 37 Shield , Browning / Debris Guard 1 inch = 25.4 mm 29 532 13 71 - 80 Attester , Spark 31 532 17 90 - 22 For engine service and replacement parts , call the toll free Tank , Fuel 32 532 18 18 - 03 Cap , Fuel number for your engine manufacturer listed below : 33 532 12 34 - 87 Clamp , Hose BIk Briggs & Stratton 1 - 800 - 233 - 437234 37 532 14 21 - 58 Line , Fuel Kohler Co . 1 - 800 - 544 - 24 38 532 18 16 - 54 Plug Drain Oil Easy Tecumseh Products 1 - 800 - 558 - 5402 41 532 13 92 - 77 Stem Tank Fuel Honda Engines 1 - 800 - 426 - 77018 45 817 00 06 - 12 Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Kawasaki 1 - 949 - 460 - 568 36
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 MOWER LIFT 5 3 13 2 5 4 13 19 . 1718 20 20 / _ 16 19 15 lift = rh . l piece 3 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 15 532 17 32 - 88 Link Front 1 532 15 94 - 60 Plunger Asm . 16 8733508 - 00 Nut Jam Hex 1 / 2 - 13 unc 2 532 15 94 - 71 Shaft Asm Lift RH w / Inf 17 532 17 56 - 89 Trunnion 3 532 10 57 - 67 Pin Groove 18 873 80 08 - 00 Nut Lock W / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 unc 4 812 O0 00 - 02 E Ring # 5133 - 62 19 532 13 98 - 68 Arm Suspension Rear 5 819 21 16 - 21 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x 21 Ga . 20 532 16 35 - 52 Retainer Spring 6 532 12 01 - 83 Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id 31 532 16 98 - 65 Bearing Pvt Lift 7 532 12 56 - 31 Grip Handle 32 873 54 06 - 00 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 8 532 12 45 - 26 Button Plunger 11 532 13 98 - 65 Link Lift LH Fixed Length 12 532 13 98 - 66 Link Lift RH Fixed Length NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 13 532 12 46 - 70 Retainer Spring 1 inch = 25.4 mm 37
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 SEAT ASSEMBLY \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ 9 / / 21 5 i _ 115 \ J 11 17 12 seat It , knob 13 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 532 19 01 - 20 Seat 13 532 12 12 - 48 Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 50 Id 2 532 14 05 - 51 Bracket Pivot Seat 8 720 14 872 05 04 - 12 Bolt Rdhd Sqnk 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 - 1 / 2 15 532 13 43 - 00 3 871 11 06 - 16 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Spacer Split 28x 96 16 532 12 12 - 50 4 819 13 16 - 10 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 10 Ga . Spring Cprsn 5 532 14 17 532 12 39 - 76 Nut Lock 1 / 4 Lge Fig Gr . 5 Zinc 50 - 06 Clip Push - In 6 873 80 06 - 00 Nut Hex w / Ins . 3 / 8 - 16 unc 21 532 17 18 - 52 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 unc 22 873 80 05 - 00 Nut Hex LockW / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 7 532 12 41 - 81 Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi 24 819 17 19 - 12 Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 8 817 00 06 - 16 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.5 Smgml 9 819 13 16 - 14 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14Ga . 25 532 12 70 - 18 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x 62 10 532 18 24 - 93 Pan Seat 11 532 16 63 - 69 Knob Seat NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 12 532 17 46 - 48 Bracket Mounting Switch 1 inch = 25.4 mm 38
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 DECALS 5 11 7 16 4 4 3 10 20 8 6 12 m 14 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 532 19 39 - 39 Decal Operh 12 532 18 91 - 23 Decal lEnginet 2 532 18 92 - 43 Decal Das 14 532 16 03 - 96 Decal V - Be Schematic 3 532 18 89 - 19 Decal Hood LH 16 532 18 89 - 18 Decal Hood Rh 4 532 19 56 - 25 Decal Side Panel Logo 20 532 14 50 - 05 Decal Bat Dan / Psn 5 532 18 09 - 41 Decal Hood Cust Resp . 532 16 69 - 60 Decal By Pass Lt Hydro 6 532 17 05 - 63 Decal Warning , Keep Hand Away 532 13 83 - 11 Decal Handle Lift 7 532 19 43 - 67 Decal Replacement Parts 532 18 82 - 52 Pad Footrest LH 8 532 17 91 - 28 Decal Deck " B " 42 " 532 18 82 - 53 Pad Footrest RH 9 532 17 23 - 31 Decal Fender Heavy Duty 532 19 58 - 63 Manual , Owner's ( English ) 10 532 15 71 - 40 Decal Fender Danger E / F 532 19 58 - 64 Manual , Owner's ( French ) 11 532 18 89 - 25 Decal Ins Strg Whl KEY PART WHEELS AND TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 532 05 91 - 92 Cap Valve Tire 2 532 06 51 - 39 Stem Valve 3 532 10 62 - 22 Tire FT 15 x 6 0 - 6 Service 2 _ 5,8 4 532 05 99 - 04 Tube Front ( Service Item Only ) 4,10 5 532 13 83 - 36 Rim Asm 6 " front Service 7 6 532 12 49 - 57 Fitting Grease ( Front Wheel Only ) 7 532 12 49 - 59 3,9 Bearing Flange ( Front Wheel nly ) 8 532 13 83 - 37 Rim Asm 8 " rear Service 9 532 13 84 - 68 Tire R T 20 x 8 - 8 Service 10 532 12 49 - 26 Tube Rear ( Service Item Only ) 11 532 17 50 - 39 Cap Axle BIk 1 50 x 1 00 \ - - 532 14 43 - 34 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . Tube ) \ NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 39
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 MOWER DECK Ã· - 4o Â° . L 144 . _ . . . 45 46 4oi _ 132 91 23 24 2 25 \ 2 26 117 119 16 27 149 5 6 + _ _ 11 _ + _ r _ 112 10 _ _ 2 _ _ JI _ 9 . - - - - _ 119 . _ I _ _ 117 _ 116 40
TRACTOR - MODEL NUMBER YTH18542 ( 917.279060 ) , PRODUCT NO . 960 13 00 - 02 MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 532 17 69 - 22 Washer , Hardened Mower Deck Assembly , 42 " 54 532 17 85 - 156 2 872 14 05 - 06 Bolt 55 532 15 50 - 4 Arm , Idler 3 532 13 80 - 17 Bracket Asm Fr . Sway Bar 3 / 42 56 532 16 57 - 23 Spacer , Retainer Guard TUV Idler 4 532 16 54 - 60 Bracket Asm Deck 42 " Sway Bar 59 532 14 10 - 43 5 532 12 46 - 70 Spring Ext Elect . Clutch Retainer Spring 61 532 17 48 - 82 6 532 17 80 - 24 V - Belt , 42 " Mowerose Bar Sway Deck 68 532 17 48 - 83 Bracket Roller N RH 8 800 85 08 - 57 Bolt 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 patched 91 532 18 05 - 32 Nut Lock Hex w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 unc 9 810 03 06 - 00 Washer , Lock 92 873 80 06 - 00 Roller Nose 10 532 14 02 - 96 Washer , Hardened 94 532 13 22 - 64 Bracket Roller Nose RH ( The following Blades are available ) 95 532 18 05 - 33 11 532 13 89 - 71 Bracket Wheel Gauge LH Blade Mower 42 " Hi - Lift ( for bagging 111 532 17 92 - 92 Bracket Wheel Gauge RH and discharging ) 112 532 17 92 - 93 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 532 13 41 - 49 Blade , Mulching 42 " Std ( for mulch - 113 817 00 05 - 10 ing mowers only ) 116 532 12 48 - 42 Bolt , Shoulder 532 13 97 - 75 Wheel , Gaugeck Blade Mulching 42 " Premium ( For 117 532 18 86 - 06 Nut Centerlo 3 / 8 - 16 better wear when mulching ) 118 873 93 06 - 00 Washer 3 / 8 x 7 / 8 x 14 Ga . 13 532 13 76 - 45 Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , Vented 119 819 12 14 - 14 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . 14 532 12 87 - 74 Housing , Mandrel , Vented 129 819 13 13 - 12 Bolt Fin HEx 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Gr . 5 15 532 11 04 - 85 Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 130 874 78 06 - 16 16 532 17 44 - 93 Bolt RDHD SQNK 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Stripper , Mandrel Deck 131 872 14 06 - 08 18 872 14 05 - 05 Screw Hexwsh Thdrol Bolt , Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 5 / 8 132 817 00 06 - 12 Bracket Arm Idler 42 " 19 532 13 28 - 27 Bolt , Shoulder 143 532 15 71 - 09 20 532 15 97 - 70 Baffle , Vortex 144 532 15 86 - 34 Keeper Belt 42 " Clutch Cable 21 873 68 05 - 00 Nut 145 5321658 - 88 Pulley Idler Flat 23 532 17 75 - 63 Bracket , Deflector Mower 42 " 146 532 17 19 - 77 Bolt Carriage Idler 24 532 10 53 - 04 Spring Return Idler Cap , Sleeve 80 x 112 BIk Mower 148 532 16 90 - 22 25 532 12 37 - 13 Spring , Torsion , Deflector 2 52 149 532 16 58 - 98 Retainer Spring Yellow Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4x 10 Ga . 26 532 11 04 - 52 Nut , Push Phos & Oil 150 819 09 12 - 10 27 532 17 18 - 59 Shield , Deflector 42 " BIk 159 872 1406 - 14 Bolt Rdhd Sqn 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 - 3 / 4 28 819 11 10 - 16 Washer 11 / 32x5 / 8x16Ga . 182 5321791 - 26 Rod Roller Nose 29 532 13 14 - 91 Rod , Hinge 42 " 6 75 W / G 183 532 16 35 - 52 Retainer Spring Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 10 Ga . 30 532 17 39 - 84 ScrewThdrol 184 819 13 14 - 10 31 532 18 76 - 90 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes Hous - Washer , Spacer Mower Vented - - 532 13 07 - 94 32 532 15 35 - 35 ing Shaft and Shaft Hardware Only Pulley , Mandrel 33 532 17 83 - 42 - Pulley Not Included ) Nut , SToplockH 17 67 - 89 34 872 11 06 - 12 Bolt Carr 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 2 Gr . 5 - - 532 Replacement Mower , Complete 36 532 13 14 - 94 Pulley , Idler , Flat ( Std . deck Order separately gauge 40 873 90 06 - 00 Nut Lock 3 / 8 - 16 wheel componants Key Nos . 116 - 44 532 14 00 - 88 Guard , Mandrel , LH 119 ) 45 532 12 47 - 88 Retainer NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 46 532 13 77 - 29 Screw , Thdrol 1 / 4 - 20 x 5 / 8 T 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL , NOT ACROSS HILL 4 ; = 15 DEGREES MAX . down the face of slopes , never across the face . Do not mow _ i ARNING : To avoid serious injury , operate your tractor up and slopes greater than 15 degrees . Make turns gradually to prevent tipping or loss of control . Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes . 1 . Fold this page along dotted line indicated above . 2 . Ho _ d page before you so that its _ eft edge is vertically paraHe _ to a tree trunk or other upright structure . 3 . Sight across the fold in the direction of hill s _ ope you want to measure Â° 4 . Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill .
WARRANTY STATEMENT Husqvarna SECTION 1 : LIMITED WARRANTY SECTION 4 : EXCEPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS Husqvarna Forest & Garden Company ( " Husqvarna " ) warrants Husqvarna product to the original purchaser This warranty shall be inapplicable to defects resulting from the following : to be free from defects in material and workmanship from the date of purchase for the " Warranty Period " of the ( 1 ) Acoident , abuse , misuse , negligence and neglect , including stale fuel , dirt , abrasives moisture rust , ) roduct as set forth below : corrosion , or any adverse reaction due to incorrect storage or use habits ; ( 2 ) Failure to operate or maintain the unit in accordance with the Owner's / Operator's manual or instruc - . ife _ ime Warranty : All tiller tines against breakage , trimmer shafts , ignition coils and modules on hand held ) roeuct . tion sheet furnished by Husqvama ; ( 3 ) Alterations or modifications that change the intended use of the product or affects the product's per - 3 Year Warranty : Spindles ( on Zero Turn Riders and Commercial Walk - Behinds ) fermance , operation , safety , or durability , or causes the product to fail to comply with any applicable laws ; or : 2 Year COMMERCIAL - Warranty : Husqvarna Commercial Turf Equipment - - zero turn riders , wide area walks , and ground engaging commercial equipment . ( 4 ) Additional damage to parts or components due to continued use occurring after any of the above . 2 Year NON - COMMERCIAL Warranty : Automatic Mower , Riding lawn mowers , yard and garden tractors walk REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF behind mowers , tillers , chain saws , trimmers , brushcutters , clearing saws , snow blowers , handheld blowers , THE PURCHASER . HUSQVARNA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL backpack blowers , hedge trimmers , electrical products and power - assist collection systems for noncom - DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THESE PRODUCTS EXCEPT mercial , nonprofessional , noninstitutional or nonincome producinq use except as herein stated . TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW . ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THESE PRODUCTS IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE Emission control system components necessary to comply with CARB - TIER - II and EPA regulations , except WARRANTY PERIOD AS DEFINED IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT . HUSQVARNA RESERVES for those components which are part of engine systems manufactured by third party engine manufacturers for THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR IMPROVE THE DESIGN OF THE PRODUCT WITHOUT NOTICE , AND DOES which the purchaser has received a separate warranty with product information supplied at time of purchase . NOT ASSUME OBLIGATION TO UPDATE PREVIOUSLY MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS . 1 Year Warranty : Power cutters , stump grinder , pole pruners and pole saws for non - commercial non - pro - fessional non - institutional or non - income producing use . All trimmers , brushcutters , clearing saws , hovering Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages , or limitations on how long trimmers , stick edgers , backpack blowers hand held blowers , hedge trimmers , power - assist collection systems an implied warranty lasts , so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you . This warranty gives you used for commercial , institutional , professional or income producinq purposes or use . specific legal rights , and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state . Batteries have a one - year prorated limited warranty with 100 % replacement during the first 6 months . 4 _ SECTION 5 : CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES 90 Day Warranty : Automatic Mower , Chain saws , power cutters , stump grinders , pole saws , pole pruners , The product must exhibit reasonable care , maintenance , operation , storage and general upkeep as written snow throwers , model series 580 & 600 walk - behind mowers and commercial turf equipment or any Husqvarna in the maintenance section of the Owner's / Operator's manual . Should an operational problem or failure occur , _ roduct used for commercial , institutional , professional , or income producinq purposes or use except as oth - the product should not be used , but delivered as is to an authorized Husqvarna dealer for evaluation . Proof of erwise provided herein . purchase , as explained in section 6 , rests solely with the customer . Husqvarna Safety Apparel carries a 90 - day warranty from the date of the customer's original purchase for defects in material and workmanship . Normal wear , tear or abuse is not covered under warranty . Product must SECTION 6 : PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN WARRANTY CONSIDERATION be returned to Charlotte with a warranty claim form . All care and maintenance instructions must be followed as stated by the manufacturer on the care label . The fit of the protective apparel / boot is not covered under It is the Owner's and Dealer's responsibility to make certain that the Warranty Registration Card is properly warranty . filled out and mailed to Husqvama Forest & Garden Company . This card should be mailed within ten ( 10 ) days from the date of purchase in order to confirm the warranty and to facilitate post - sale service . 30 Day Warranty : Replacement parts , accessories including bars and chains , tools and display items . Proof of purchase must be presented to the authorized Husqvarna dealer in order to obtain warranty service . SECTION 2 : HUSQVARNA'S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE WARRANTY This proof must include date purchased , model number , serial number , and complete name and address of the Husqvarna will repair or replace defective components without charge for parts or labor if a component fails selling dealer . because of a defect in material or workmanship during the warranty period . To obtain the benefit of this warranty , the product believed to be defective must be delivered to an authorized SECTION 3 : ITEMS NOT COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY Husqvarna dealer in a timely manner , no later than thirty ( 30 ) days from date of the operational problem or failure . The product must be delivered at the owner's expense . Pick - up and delivery charges are not covered The following items are not covered by this warranty : by this warranty . An authorized Husqvarna dealer can be normally located through the " Yellow Pages " of the ( 1 ) Normal customer maintenance items which become worn through normal regular use , including , but local telephone directory or by calling 1 - 800 - HUSKY62 for a dealer in your area . not limited to , belts blades , blade adapters , bulbs , filters guide bars , lubricants , rewind springs , saw chain , spark plugs , starter ropes and tines ; ( 2 ) Natural discoloration of material due to ultraviolet light ; HUSQVARNA ( 3 ) Engine and drive systems not manufactured by Husqvarna ; these items are covered by the respective 7349 Statesville Road manufacturer's warranty as provided in writing with the product information supplied at the time of pur - Charlotte , NC 28269 chase ; all claims must be sent to the appropriate manufacturer ; 531 83 81 - 23 2002 ( 4 ) Lawn and garden attachments are covered by a third party which gives a warranty , all claims for war - ranty should be sent to the manufacturer ; and ( 5 ) Emission Control System components necessary to comply with CARB - TIER - II and EPA regulations which are manufactured by third party engine manufacturer .
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