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i OWNER'S MANUAL MODEL NO . PO15538A 15.5 HP 38 Inch LawnTractor Assembly • Operation • Maintenance • Service and Adjustments • Storage • Troubleshooting • Repair Parts For Parts and Service , contact our authorized distributor : call 1 - 800 - 849 - 1297 ForTechnical Assistance : call 1 - 800 - 829 - 5886 Poulan 188695 11.13.03 TR PRINTED IN U . S . A .
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SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride - On Mowers IMPORTANT : THIS CUTTING MACHINEIS CAPABLEOF AMPUTATINGHANDS AND FEET ANDTHROWING OBJECTS . FAILURE TO OBSERVETHE FOLLOWINGSAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH . I . GENERAL OPERATION DO NOT : • Read , understand , and follow all instructions in the • Do not turn on slopes unless necessary , and then , manual and on the machine before starting . turn slowly and gradually downhill , if possible . • Only allow responsible adults , who are familiar with the • Do not mow near drop - offs , ditches , or embankments . instructions , to operate the machine . The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over • Clear the area of objectssuch as rocks , toys , wire , etc . , the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an edge caves in . which could be picked up and thrown by the blade . • Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced traction could • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mow - cause sliding . ing . Stop machine if anyone enters the area . • Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot • Never carry passengers . on the ground . • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary . • Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes . Always look down and behind before and while back - ing . III . CHILDREN • Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to point it at anyone . Do not operate the mower without the presence of children . Children are often attracted to either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place . the machine and the mowing activity . Never assume that • Slow down before turning . children will remain where you last saw them . • Never leave a running machine unattended . Alwaysnd • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the turn off blades , set parking brake , stop engine , a watchful care of another responsible adult . remove keys before dismounting . • Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the • Turn off blades when not mowing . area . • Stop engine before removing grass catcher or un - clogging chute . • Before and when backing , look behind and down for • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light . small children . • Do not operate the machine while under the influence • Never carry children . They mayfall off and be seriously of alcohol or drugs . injured or interfere with safe machine operation . • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing road - • Never allow children to operate the machine . ways . • Use extra care when approaching blindcomers , shrubs , • Use extra care when loadingor unloading the machine trees , or other objects that may obscure vision . into a trailer or truck . • Data indicatesthat operators , age 60 years and above , IV . SERVICE are involved in a large percentage of riding mower - re - • Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels . lated injuries . These operators should evaluate their They are flammable and vapors are explosive . ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to - Use only an approved container . protect themselves and others from serious injury . - Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine • Keep machine free of grass , leaves or other debris running . Allow engine to cool before refueling . Do build - up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts not smoke . and burn . Do notallow the mower deck to plow leaves - Never refuel the machine indoors . or other debris which can cause build - up to occur . - Never storethe mechine orfuelcontainer insidewhere Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating ore there is an open flame , such as a water heater . storing the machine . Allow machine to cool befor • Never run a machine inside a closed area . storage . • Keep nutsand bolts , especially blade attachment belts , II . SLOPE OPERATION tight and keep equipment in good condition . Slopes are a major factor related to loss - of - control and • Never tamper with safety devices . Check their proper operation regularly . tipover accidents , whichcan resultinsevere injuryor death . • Keep machine free of grass , leaves , or other debris All slopes require extra caution . If you cannot back up the build - up . Clean oil or fuel spillage . Allow machine to slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do not mow it . cool before storing . DO : • Stop and inspect the equipment ifyou strikean object . • Mow up and down slopes , not across . Repair , if necessary , before restarting . • Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree limbs , etc . • Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Uneven terrain could running . overturn the machine . Ta / / grass can hide obstacles . • Grass catcher components are subject to wear , dam - • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear so that you will age , and deterioration , which could expose moving not have to stop or shiftwhile on the slope . parts or allow objects to be thrown . Frequently checkm - • Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for wheel components and replace with manufacturer's reco weights or counterweights to improve stability . mended parts , when necessary . • Use extra care withgrasscatchersorother attachments . • Mower blades are sharp and can cut . Wrap the blade ( s ) These can change the stabilityof the machine . or wear gloves , and use extra caution when servicing • Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual . them . Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction . • Check brake operation frequently . Adjust and service • Avoidstarting or stoppingon a slope . If tires lose trac - as required . tion , disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope . 2
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SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices fok Ride - On Mowers Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing . Stop WARNING : In order to prevent ac - machine ifanyone enters the area . cidental starting when setting up , Never carry passengers or children even with the blades & transporting , adjusting or making off . repairs , always disconnect sparkit • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary . Always plug wire and place wire where look down and behind before and while backing . cannot contact spark plug . N ever carry children . They mayfall offand be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation . • Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful WARNING : Do not coast down a hill care of another responsible adult . in neutral , you may lose control of & • Be alert and turn machine off ifchildren enter the area . the tractor . Before and when backing , look behind and down for small children . • Mow up and down slopes ( 15 ° Max ) , not across . WARNING : Tow only the attach - Remove obstacles such as rocks , tree limbs , etc . ments that are recommended byof and comply with specifications • Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Uneven terrain could overturn the manufacturer of your tractor . the machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . Use common sense when towing . • Use slow speed . Choose a low gear so that you willnot have Operate only at the lowest possible to stop or shift while on the slope . speed when on a slope . Too heavyn - • Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If tiros lose traction , or a load , while on a slope , is da disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the gerous . Tires can lose traction with elope . the ground and cause you to lose • If machine stops while going uphill , disengage blades , shift control of your tractor . into reverse and back down slowly . • Do notturn on slopes unless necessary , and then , turn slowly and gradually downhill , if possible . WARNING Engine exhaust , some of its constituents , and cer - tain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm . WARNING Battery posts , terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds , chemicals Imown to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm . Wash hands after handling . 3
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor . It has been designed , engineered and manufactured togive GasolineCapacity 1.25 RGallonsegular you the best possible dependability and performance . and type : Unleaded Should youexperience any problem youcannot easily rem - OilType ( API - SF - sj ) : SAE 30 ( above32 ° F ) edy , please contactyour nearest authorized service center / SAE 5W - 30 ( below32 ° F ) department . We have competent , well - trained technicians Oil Capacity : W / Filter : 3.5 Pintss and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor . W / O Filter : 3.0 Pint Please read and retain this manual . The instructions will SparkPlug : ChampionRC12YC enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly . ( Gap : . 030 " ) " Always observe the " SAFETY RULES " , Ground Speed ( MPH ) : Forward : 1st 1.1 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES 2rid 2.2.3 3rd 3 • Read and observe the safety rules . 4th 4.4.9 Follow a regular schedule in maintaining , caring for 5th 4 and using your tractor . Reverse : 1.4 • Follow the instructions under " Maintenance " and Tire Pressure : Front : 14 PSI = Storage " sections of this owner's manual . Rear : 12 PSI WARNING : This tractor is equipped with an internal com - ChargingSystem : 3 lAmpsBatteryights bustion engine and should not be used on or near any 5 AmpsHead unimprovedforest - covered , brush - coveredorgrass - covered Battery : AMP / HR : 2830 land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with MIN . CCA : 2 a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if Case Size : U1R any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained BladeBoltTorque : 27 - 35 FT . LBS . in effective working order by the operator . A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearestauthorizedservice center / department ( See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual ) . TABLE OF CONTENTS SAFETY RULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 - 3 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - 17 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - 23 CUSTOMER RESPONSIBIUTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - 8 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 - 26 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - 13 REPAIR PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 - 41 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 4
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UNASSEMBLED PARTS Steering Wheel Seat ( 1 ) Washer 17 / 32 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Gauge i ( 1 ) Lock Washer 1 / 2 Steering Wheel Insert Steering Boot Steering ( 1 ) Bolt i i Extension i i Shaft Steering Wheel Adapter ( 1 ) Oil Drain Tube For Future Use Keys © 2 ) Keys Slope Sheet ( 1 ) Large Flat Washer ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 2 - 20 ® ( 1 ) Locknut 1 / 4 - 28 5
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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 . ( 2 ) 1 / 2 " wrenches Pliers ( 1 ) 9 / 16 " wrench Tire pressure gauge Utilityknife When right or left hand is mentioned inthis manual , it means when you are in the operating position ( seated behind the steering wheel ) . TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON UNPACK CARTON • Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons from carton . • Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton . Remove end panels and lay side panels flat . • Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove . BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID ATTACH STEERING WHEEL ( See Fig . 1 ) ASSEMBLE EXTENSION SHAFT AND BOOT • Slide extension shaft onto lower steering shaft . Align mounting holes in extension and Iowershafts and install 1 / 4 hex bolt and Iocknut . Tighten securely . IMPORTANT : TIGHTEN BOLT AND NUT SECURELYTO 10 - 12 FIG . 1 FT . LBSTORQUE . • Place tabs of steering boot over tab slots in dash and push down to secure . INSTALL STEERING WHEEL • Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward . • Remove steering wheel adapter from steering wheel and slide adapter onto steering shaft extension . • Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal ( left to right ) and slide inside boot and onto adapter . • Assemble large flat washer , 1 / 2 hex nut and tighten securely . • Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel . • Remove protective materials from tractor hood and grill . IMPORTANT : CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY STAPLESR IN SKID THAT MAY PUNCTURE TIRES WHERE TRACTO IS TO ROLL OFF SKID . 6
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ASSEMBLY HOW TO SET UP YOUR TRACTOR INSTALL SEAT ( See Fig . 2 ) SEAT PAN Adjust seat before tightening adjustment bolt . LABEL • Remove adjustment bolt , lock washer and fiat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor . Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard pack - ing . Remove the cardboard packing and discard . Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan . • Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and FIG . 3 pull seat towards rear of tractor . • Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjust - NOTE : You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid . ment bolt , Iockwasher and flat washer loosely . Do not Fctiow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tighten tractor from the skid . • Lower seat into operating position and sit on seat . • Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See which aUows you to press clutch / brake pedal all the Operation section for location and function way down . of controls ) • Get off seat without moving its adjusted position . • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever • Raise seat and tighten adjustment bolt securely . to its highest position . • Release parking brake by depressing clutch / brake pedal . • Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . • Roll tractor forward off skid . • Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor . TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID ( See Op - eration section for location and function of controls ) SHOULDER AWARNING : Before starting , read , understand and follow BOLT all instructions in the Operation section of this manual . Be sure tractor is in a well - ventilated area . Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects . • Be sure all the above assembly steps have been com - pleted . FLATWASHER • Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline . • Sit on seat in operating position , depress clutch / brake pedal and set the parking brake . LOCKWASHER _ • Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) position . • Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position . • Start the engine . After engine has started , move throttle ADJUSTMENT control to idle position . | OLT • Depress clutch / brake pedal into full " BRAKE " position FIG . 2 and hold . Move gearshift lever to 1st gear . • Slowly release clutch / brake pedal and slowly drive CHECK BA'n'ERY ( See Fig . 3 ) tractor off skid . • Litl seat pan to raised position . • Apply brake to stop tractor , set parking brake and place • If this battery is put into service after month and year gearshift lever in neutral position . indicated on label ( label located between terminals ) • Turn ignition key to " OFF " position . charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6 - 10 amps . Continue with the instructions that foUow . ( See = BATTERY ' in the Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions ) . 7
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ASSEMBLY CHECKTIRE PRESSURE , / CHECKLIST The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOYYOUR NEW TRAC - for shipping purposes . Correct tire pressure is important TOR , WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE for best cuttir _ g performance . BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS • Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in " PRODUCT QUALITY PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST : , / All assembly instructions have been completed . CHECK DECK LEVELNESS , I No remaining loose parts in carton . For best cutting results , mower housing should be cproperlye , / Battery is properly prepared and charged . ( Minimum leveled . See " TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the Servi 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 ) . , / Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side - to - side / See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and front - to - rear for best cutting results . ( Tires must be mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments properly inflated for leveling ) . section of this manual . Verify that the belts are routed , / Check mower and drive belts . Be sure they are routed correctly . properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers . CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM / Check wiring . See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped . Afteryou learn how to operate your tractor , checkto see that the brake is properly adjusted . See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR , PAYT in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . 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 . 8
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OPERATION These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature suppliedwiththe product . Learn and understand their meaning . R N H L IXI REVERSE NEUTRAL HIGH LOW CHOKE FAST SLOW IGNITION ENGINE OFF LIGHTS ON ENGINE ON ENGINE START PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE PARKING BRAKE LOCKED UNLOCKED OVER TEMP FUEL OIL PRESSURE BATTERY REVERSE FORWARD MOWER HEIGHT MOWER LIFT LIGHT ATTACHMENT ATTACHMENT CLUTCH ENGAGED CLUTCH DISENGAGED DANGER , KEEP HANDS KEEP AREA CLEAR SLOPE HAZARDS AND FEET AWAY ( SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION ) DANGER indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & will result in death or serious injury . WARNING indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & could result in death or serious injury . FREE WHEEL ( Automatic Models only ) CAUTION indicates a hazard which , if not avoided , & might result in minor or moderate injury . & CAUTION when used without the alert symbol , indicates a situation that could result in damage Failure to follow instructions to the tractor and / or engine , 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 m is used to identify safety inform - and / or property damage . 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 . 9
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OPERATION KNOW YOU R 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 . LIGHT SWITCH ATrACHMENT IGNITION POSITION CLUTCH LEVER SWITCH LEVER PLUNGER THRO'rFLE / CHOKE ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL o MOWERDECK _ HEIGHTADJUSTMENT POSITIONS GEARSHIFT LEVER PARING BRAKE \ FIG . 4 Our tractors conform to the safety standards of the American National Standards Institute . ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER - Used to engage the GEARSHIFT LEVER - Selects the speed and direction mower blades , or other attachments mounted to your of tractor . tractor . AI'FACHMENT UFT LEVER - Used to raise , lower , and MGNT SWITCH POSITION - Turns the headlights on and adjust the mower deck or other attachments mounted to off . your tractor . THROTTLE / CHOKE CONTROL - Used for starting and LIFT LEVER PLUNGER - Used to release attachment lift controlling engine speed . lever when changing its position . CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL - Used fordeclutchingand brak - IGNITION SWITCH - Used for starting and stopping the ing the tractor and starting the engine . engine . PARKING BRAKE - Locks clutch / brake pedal into the brake position . 10
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OPERATION IMPORTANT : LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN ANYRY HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR POSITION OTHER THAN " OFF " WILLCAUSETHE BATTE TO BE DISCHARGED , ( DEAD ) . TO SET PARKING BRAKE ( See Fig . 5 ) NOTE : Under certain conditionswhen tractor is standing Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sens - idle withthe engine running , hotengineexhaust gases may ing switch . When engine is running , any attempt by the cause " browning " of grass . To eliminatethis 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 . • Depress clutch / brake pedal into full = BRAKE " position and hold . pletely , as described above , before Place parking brake lever in " ENGAGED _ position and leaving the operator's position ; to CAUTION : Always stop tractor com - J release pressure fromclutch / brake pedal . Pedal should empty grass catcher , etc . remain in = BRAKE " position . Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure . TO USE THRO'n'LE CONTROL ( See Fig . 5 ) A'I - I'ACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER Always operate engine at full throttle . " ENGAGED " POSITION • Operating engine at less than fullthrottle reduces the battery charging rate . THRO'rr LE / CHOKE _ • Full throttle offersthe best bagging and mower perfor - IGNITION KEY mance . TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD ( See Fig . 5 ) The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the " ENGAGED " POSITION gearshift lever . • Start tractor with clutch / brake pedal depressed and GEARSHIFT gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . • Move gearshift lever to desired position . • Slowly release clutch / brake pedal to start move - ment . IMPORTANT : BRING TRACTOR TO A COMPLETE STOP BEFORE SHIFTING OR CHANGING GEARS . FAILURE PARKING BRAKE CLUTCH / BRAKE PEDAL TO DO SO WILL SHORTEN THE USEFUL LIFE OF YOUR " DISENGAGED " POSITION " DRIVE " POSITION TRANSAXLE . FIG . 5 TO ADJUST MOWER cu'n'ING HEIGHT ( See Fig . 5 ) STOPPING ( See Fig . 5 ) The position of the attachment lift lever determines the MOWER BLADES - cutting height . • To stop mower blades , move attachment clutch lever • Grasp lift lever . to = DISENGAGED " position . • Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired GROUND DRIVE - position . • To stop ground drive , depress clutch / brake pedal into The cutting height range is approximately 1 - 1 / 2 to 4 " . full " BRAKE " position . The heights are measured from the groundto the blade tip • Move gearshift lever to neutral ( N ) position . withthe engine notrunning . These heightsare approximate ENGINE - and may vary depending upon soil conditions , height of grass and types of grass being mowed . • Move throttle control to slow position . • The averege lawnshould be cut to approximately2 - 1 / 2es NOTE : Failure to move throttlecontrol to slow position and inches during the cool season and to over 3 inch allowing engine to idle before stopping may cause engine during hot months . For healthier and better looking to " backfire ' . lawns , mow often and after moderate growth . • Turn ignition key to " OFF ' position and remove key . • For best cutting performance , grass over 6 inchesut Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent in height should be mowed twice . Make the first c unauthorized use . relatively high ; the second to desired height . • Never use choke to stop engine . 11
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OPERATION TO OPERATE MOWER ( See Fig . 6 ) • To restart movement , slowly release parking brake and clutch / brake pedal . Yourtractor is equipped withan operator presence sensing • Make all turns slowly . switch . Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged TO TRANSPORT will shut off the engine . You must remain fully and centrally positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitating • Raise attachment lift to highest position withattachment lift control . or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough , rolling terrain or hills . • When pushing or towing your tractor , be sure gearshift lever is in neutral ( N ) position . • Select desired height of cut . • Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch • Do not push or tow tractor at more than five ( 5 ) MPH . control . NOTE : To protect hood from damage when transporting • TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment your tractor on a truck or a trailer , be sure hood is closed clutch control . and secured to tractor . Use an appropriate means of tying hood to tractor ( rope , cord , etc . ) . CAUTION : Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher , TOWING CARTS AND OTHER ATTACH - on mowers so equipped , or the deflector MENTS shield in place . Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your trac - " ENGAGED " POSITION tor . Use common sense when towing . Too heavy of a load , ATrACHMENT LIFT LE - while on a slope , is dangerous . Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor . BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL POSITION • Theengineinyourtractor has been shipped , fromthe factory , already filled with summer weight oil . • Check engine oil with tractor on level ground . • Remove oil fill cap / dipstick and wipe clean , reinsert the dipstick and screw cap tight , wait for a few seconds , CLUTCH LEVER remove and read oil level . If necessary , add oil until " DISENGAGED " " FULL " mark on dipstick is reached . Do not overfill . PosmoN ATTACHMENT / / / _ • For cold weather operation you should change oil for easier starting ( See " OIL VISCOSITY CHART " in the Maintenance section of this manual ) . • To change engine oil , see the Maintenance section in this manual . ADD GASOLINE DEFLECTOR • Fill fuel tank to bottom of filler neck . Do not overfill . SHIELD Use fresh , clean , regular unleaded gasoline with a FIG . 6 minimum of 87 octane . ( Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life ) . Do not mix oil with gasoline . Purchase fuel TO OPERATE ON HILLS in quantitiesthat can be used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness . hills with slopes greater than 15 ° and _ WARNING : Do not drive up or down I do not drive across any slope . fuel . Do not store , spill or use gasoline CAUTION : Wipe off any spilled oil or near an open flame . Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down hills . IMPORTANT : WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills . BELOW32 ° F ( 0 ° C ) , USE FRESH , CLEAN WINTER EGRADER If slowing is necessary , move throttle control lever to GASOLINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATH STARTING . slower position . If stopping is absolutely necessary , push clutch / brake pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking brake . Move gearshift lever to 1st gear . Be sure you have allowed room for tractor to roll slightly as you restart movement . 12
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OPERATION MOWING TIPS CAUTION : Alcohol blended fuels ( called gasohol or • Tire chains cannot be used when the mower housing using ethanol or methanol ) can attract moisture which is attached to tractor . leads to separation and formation of acids during stor - • Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing per - age . Acidicgas can damagethe fuelsystem of an engine formance . See " TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING " in the while in storage . To avoid engine problems , the fuel Service and Adjustments section of this manual . system should be emptied before storage of 30 days • The left hand side of mower should be used for trim - or longer . Drain the gas tank , start the engine and let ming . it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty . Use fresh fuel next season . See Storage Instructions for • Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area additional information . Never use engine or carburetor that has been cut . Have the cut area to the rightof theof cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent damage machine . This will result in a more even distribution may occur . clippings and more uniform cutting . • When mowing large areas , start byturning tothe rightso that clippings will discharge away from shrubs , fences , TO START ENGINE ( See Fig . 5 ) driveways , etc . After one or two rounds , mow in the When starting the engine for the first time or if the engine opposite directionmaking left hand turns untilfinished has run out of fuel , it will take extra cranking time to move ( See Fig . 7 ) . fuel from the tank to the engine . • Sit on seat in operating position , depress clutch / brake pedal and set parking brake . • Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) position . • Move attachment clutch to = DISENGAGED " position . • Move throttle control to choke position . lrI NOTE ; Before starting , read the warm and cold starting procedures below . • Insert keyinto ignitionandturnkeyclockwise to " START " position and release key as soon as engine starts . Do not run starter continuouslyfor more than fifteen J seconds per minute . If the engine does notstart after 00272 several attempts , move throttlecontrol to fast position , FIG . 7 wait a few minutes and try again . If engine still does not start , move the throttle control back to the choke position and retry . • If grass is extremely tall , it should be mowed twice to reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clip - WARM WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and above ) pings . Make first cut relatively high ; the second to the • When engine starts , move the throttle control to the desired height . fast position . • Do not mow grass when it is wet . Wet grass will plug • The attachments and grounddrive can now be used . If mower and leave undesirable clumps , Allow grass to the engine does notaccept the load , restartthe engine dry before mowing . and allow it to warm up for one minute usingthe choke • Always operate engine at full throttle when mow - as described above . ing to assure better mowing performance and proper COLD WEATHER STARTING ( 50 ° F and below ) discharge of material . Regulate ground speed by se - lecting a low enough gear to give the mower cutting • When engine starts , allow engine to run with the performance as well as the quality of cut desired . throttle control in the choke position until the engine runs roughly , then move throttle control to fast posi - • When operating attachments , select a ground speed tion . This may require an engine warm - up period from that will suit the terrain and give best performance of several seconds to several minutes , depending on the the attachment being used . temperature . • The attachments can also be used during the engine warm - up period . NOTE - If at a high altitude ( above 3000 feet ) or in cold temperatures ( below 32 F ) the carburetor fuel mixture may need to be adjusted for best engine performance . See TO ADJUST CARBURETOR " inthe Service and Adjustments section of this manual . 13
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MAINTENANCE F , ' L , NOATES AS YOU COMPLETE REGULAR SERVICE dI _ _ t , / / £ - _ ' _ I _ SERVlCE DATES Check Brake Operation Check Tire Pressure _ ' Check Operator Presence and TR Interlock Systems Check for Loose Fasteners Ks V ' Lubrication Chart T Chock Battery Leve A Sharpen / Replace Mower Blades _ 3 R Clean Battery and Terminals Check Transaxle Cooling Check V - Belts Check Engine Oil Level _ Change Engine Oil ( with oit filter ) 1 _ 1,2 E Change Engine Oil ( without oil filter ) V # f , 2 N Clean Air Filter 1 # 12 G Clean Air Screen 11 _ 2 Arrester v ' i _ Inspect Muffler / Spark E Replace Oil Filter ( If equipped ) i _ 1 . I Clean Engine Cooling Fins Replace Spark Plug I _ Replace Air Filter Paper Cartridge 1 # 12 Replace Fuel Filter 1 - Change more often when operating under a heavy load or 3 - Replace blades more often when mowing in sandy soil . in high ambient temperatures . 4 - Not required if equipped with maintenance - ftee battery . 2 - Service more often when operating in dirty or dusty conditions . 5 - Tighten front axle pivot bolt to 35 tt . - Ibs , maximum . Do not overtighten . LUBRICATION CHART GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS The warranty on thistractor does notcover items that have ZERK been subjectedto operator abuseor negligence . To receive ZERK t - _ - _ full value from the warranty , operator must maintain tractor as instructed in this manual . " _ 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 make any of the adjustments described in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual . • 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 • Check engine oil level . • Check brake operation . ( _ ) GENERAL PURPOSE GREASE • Check tire pressure . _ ) REFER TO MAINTENANCE " ENGINE " SECTION • Check operator presence and IMPORTANT : DO NOT OIL OR GREASE THE PIVOT POINTS IWHICHLL interlock systems for proper operation . HAVE SPECIAL NYLON BEARINGS . VISCOUS LUBRICANTS W ATTRACT DUST AND DIRT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE LIFE OF • Check for loose fasteners . THE SELF - LUBRICATING BEARINGS . IF YOU FEEL THEY MUST BE LUBRICATED , USE ONLY A DRY , POWDERED GRAPHITE TYPE LUBRICANT SPARINGLY . 14
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MAINTENANCE TRACTOR MANDREL TRAIUNG ASSEMBLY Always observe safety rules when performing any main - EDGE UP tenance . CENTER HOLE BRAKE OPERATION If tractor requires more than six ( 6 ) feet stopping distance at high speed in highest gear , then brake must be adjusted . ( See " TO ADJUST BRAKE " inthe Service and Adjustments section of this manual ) . LOCK WASHER STAR TIRES Maintain properair pressureinalltires ( See " PRODUCT BLADE SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual ) . • Keep tires free of gasoline , oil , or insect control chemi - cals which can harm rubber . FIG . 8 • Avoid stumps , stones , deep ruts , sharp objects and other hazards that may cause tire damage . TO SHARPEN BLADE ( See Fig . 9 ) NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to slow leaks , tire sealant may be purchased from your local NOTE : We do not recommend sharpening blade - but if parts dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and you do , be sure the blade is balanced . corrosion . Care should be taken to keep the blade balanced . An un - balanced blade will cause excessive vibration and eventual OPERATOR PRESENCE SYSTEM damage to mower and engine . Be sure operator presence and interlocksystems are work - • The blade can be sharpened with a file or on a grind - ing properly . If your tractor does not function as described , ing wheel . Do not attempt to sharpen while on the repair the problem immediately . mower . • The engine should not start unless the clutch / brake • To check blade balance , you will need a 5 / 8 " diameter pedal is fully depressed and attachement clutch control steel bolt , pin , or a cone balancer . ( When using a is in the disengaged position . cone balancer , follow the instructions supplied with • When the engine is running , any attempt by the operator balaneer . ) to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake NOTE : Do not use a nail for balancing blade . The lobes of should shut off the engine . the center hole may appear to be centered , but are not . • When the engine is running and the attachment clutch • Slide blade on to an unthreaded portion of the steel bolt is engaged , any attempt by the operator to leave the or pin and hold the bolt or pin parallel with the ground . seat should shut off the engine . If blade is balanced , it should remain in a horizontal • The attachment clutch should never operate unless position . If either end of the blade moves downward , the operator is in the seat . sharpen the heavy end until the blade is balanced . BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be keptsharp . Replace bent or damaged blades . BLADE REMOVAL ( See Fig . 8 ) 5 / 8 " BOLT _ BLADE • Raise mower to highest position to allow access to blades . • Remove blede bolt , Iockwasherandflatwashersecudng blade . • thstatl new or resharpened blade with trailingedge up OR PIN _ _ towards deck as shown . IMPORTANT : TO ENSURE PROPER ASSEMBLY , CENTEREL HOLE IN BLADE MUST ALIGN WITH STAR ON MANDR RG . 9 ASSEMBLY . • Reassemble blade bolt , lock washer and flat washer in exact order as shown . • Tighten blade bolt securely ( 27 - 35 Ft . Lbs . torque ) . IMPORTANT : BLADE BOLT IS HEATTREATED . IF BOLT NEEDS REPLACING , REPLACE ONLY WITH APPROVE BOLT SHOWN IN THE REPAIR PARTS . 15
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MAINTENANCE BA'B'ERY NOTE : Although multi - viscosity oils ( 5W30 , 10W30 etc . ) improve starting in cold weather , these multi - viscosity oils Your tractor has a battery charging system which is sufficient will result in increased oil consumption when used above for normal use . However , periodic charging of the battery 32 ° F . Check your engine oil level more frequently to avoid with an automotive charger will extend its life . possible engine damage from running low on oil . • Keep battery and terminals clean . Change the oil after every 25 hours of operation or at least • Keep battery bolts tight . once a year if the tractor is not used for 25 hours in one • Keep small vent holes open . year . • Recharge at 6 - 10 amperes for 1 hour . Check the crankcase oil level before starting the engine NOTE : The original equipment battery on your tractor is and after each eight ( 8 ) hours of operation . Tighten oil fill maintenance free . Do not attempt to open or remove caps cap / dipstick securely each time you check the oil level . or covers . Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not TO CHANGE ENGINE OIL ( See Figs . 10 and 11 ) necessary . Determine temperature range expected before oil change . TO CLEAN BAI - FERY AND TERMINALS All oil must meet API service classification SF - SJ . Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause • Be sure tractor is on level surface . the battery to " leak " power . • Oil will drain more freely when warm . • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED bat - • Catch oil in a suitable container . tery cable and remove battery from tractor . • Remove oil fill cap / dipstick . Be careful not to allow dirt • Rinse the battery with plain water and dry . to enter the engine when changing oil . • Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush • Remove yellow cap from end of drain valve and install until bright . the drain tube onto the fitting . • Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly . OIL DRAIN VALVE • Reinstall battery ( See " REPLACING BAI - FERY " inis the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section of th manual ) . CLOSED V - BELTS AND Check V - belts for deterioration and wear after 100 hours PosmoN of operation and replace if necessary . The belts are not adjustable . Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear . TRANSAXLE COOLING Keep transaxle free from build - up of dirt and chaff which can restrictcooling . TUBE ENGINE LUBRICATION PIG . 11 Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service • Unlock drain valve by pushing inward and turning classification SF - SJ . Select the oil's SAE viscosity grade counterclockwise . according to your expected operating temperature . • To open , pull out on the drain valve . • After oil has drained completely , close and lock the SAlEVISCOSITY GRADES drain valve by pushing inward and turning clockwise until the pin is in the locked position as shown . • Remove the drain tube and replace the cap onto to the bottom fitting of the drain valve . - 20 0 30 3 _ 40 60 80 • Refill engine with oil through oil fill dipstick tube . Pour slowly . Do not overfill . For approximate capacity seen - TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT O _ L CHANGE " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this ma oHvi _ : _ hart 1 _ ual . FIG . 10 • Use gauge on oil fill cap / dipstick for checking level . Be sure dipstick cap is tightened securely for accurate reading . Keep oil at " FULL " line on dipstick . 16
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MAINTENANCE I CLEAN AIR SCREEN IN - LINE FUEL FILTER ( See Fig . 12 ) Air screen must be kept free of dirt and chaff to prevent The fuel filtershould be replaced once each season . If fuel engine damage from overheating . Clean with a wire brush filter becomes clogged , obstructing fuel flowto carburetor , or compressed air to remove dirt and stubborn dried gum replacement is required . fibers . • With engine cool , remove filter and plug fuel line sec - tions . AIR FILTER • Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow Your engine will not run properly using a dirty air filter . pointing towards carburetor . Service air cleaner more often under dusty conditions . See • Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are Engine Manual . properly positioned . • Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline . MUFFLER Inspect and replace corroded muffler and spark arrester ( if equipped ) as it could create a fire hazard and / or dam - CLAMP age , SPARK PLUGS Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing CLAMP season or after every 100 hours of operation , whichever occurs first . Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in FILTER " PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual . FIG . 12 CLEANING • Clean engine , battery , seat , finish , etc . of all foreign matter . • Keepfinished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline , oil , etc . • 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 . 17
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS WARNING : TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY , BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SERVICE OR ADJUST - MENTS : • Depress clutch / brake pedal fully and set parking brake . Place gearshift lever in neutral ( N ) position . • Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . • Turn ignition key to " STOP " and remove key . • Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped . • Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug and place wire where it cannot come in contact with plug . TRACTOR • Disconnect front links from deck by removing retainer springs . TO REMOVE MOWER ( See Fig . 13 ) • Raise liftlever to raise suspension arms . Slide mower Mower will be easier to remove from the right side of trac - out from under tractor . tor . IMPORTANT : IFAN ATI - ACH M ENT OTH ER THAN THE MOWER • Place attachment clutch in = DISENGAGED " position . DECK IS TO BE MOUNTED ON THE TRACTOR , REMOVE THEE FRONT UNKS AND HOOKTHE CLUTCH SPRING INTOSQUAR • Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to HOLE IN FRAME . its lowest position . • Roll belt off engine pulley . TO INSTALL MOWER ( See Fig . 13 ) • Remove small retainerspring , and remove clutchspring • Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position . off pulley bolt . • Slide mower under tractor with deflector shield to right • Remove large retainer spring , slide collar off and push side of tractor . housing guide out of bracket . • Lower lift lever to its lowest position . • Disconnect anti - swaybar from chassis bracket by re - • Connect front links to mower deck and secure with moving retainer spring . retainer springs . • Disconnect suspension arms from rear deck brackets • Connect suspension arms to rear deck brackets and by removing retainer springs . secure with retainer springs , • Connect anti - swaybar to chassis bracket and secure with retainer sprinq . FLATWASHER CLUTCH SPRING ENGINE PULLEY SMALL RETAINER SPRING CLUTCH SPRING RETAINER SPRING ANTI - SWAY BAR . ; PRINGS ( BOTH SIDES ) COLLAR HOUSING GUIDE LARGE RETAINER DEFLECTOR SHIELD SPRING BRACKET RG . 13 18
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS Push clutch cable housing guide into bracket , slide col - FRONT - TO - BACK ADJUSTMENT ( See Figs . 16 and 17 ) lar onto guide and secure with large retainer spring . IMPORTANT : DECK MUST BE LEVEL SIDE - TO - SIDE . IFTHE FOLLOWING FRONT - TO - BACK ADJ USTM ENT IS NECESSARY , Place flat washer and clutch spring on idler pulley bolt BE SURE TO ADJUST BOTH FRONT LINKS EQUALLY SO and secure with small retainer spring . MOWER WILL STAY LEVEL SIDE - TO - SIDE . Install belt onto engine pulley . To obtain the best cutting results , the mower housing should be adjusted so that the front is approximately 1 / 8 " TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING to 1 / 2 " lower than the rear when the mower is in its high - est position . Adjust the mower while tractor is parked on level ground or driveway . Make sure tires are properly inflated ( See Checkadjustment on right side of tractor . Measure distance ° PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS " section of this manual ) . If " D " directly in front and behind the mandrel at bottom edge tires are over or underinflated , you will not properly adjust of mower housing as shown . your mower . Before making any necessary adjustments , check that both front links are equal in length . SIDE - TO - SIDE ADJUSTMENT ( See Figs . 14 and 15 ) • Raise mower to its highest position . • If links are not equal in length , adjust one link to same length as other link . At the midpoint of both sides of mower , measure height • To lower front of mower loosen nut " E " on both front from bottom edge of mower to ground . Distance " A " on both sides of mower should be the same or within links an equal number of turns . 1 / 4 " of each other . When distance " D " is 1 / 8 " to 1 / 2 " lower at front than If adjustment is necessary , make adjustment on one rear , tighten nuts " F " against trunnion on both front links . side of mower only . • To raise one side of mower , tighten lift link adjustment • To raise front of mower , loosen nut " F " from trunnion on nut on that side . both front links . Tighten nut " E " on both front links an equal number of turns . The two front links must remain • To lower one side of mower , loosen lift link adjustment equal in length . nut on that side . • Whendistance " D " isll8 " toll2 " loweratfrontthanrear , NOTE : Three full turns of adjustment nut will change mower tighten nut " F " against trunnion on both front links . height about 1 / 8 " . • Recheck side - to - side adjustment . • Recheck measurements after adjusting . BOTTOM EDGE OF BOTTOM EDGE MANDREL MOWER OF MOWER TO GR _ / _ ROUND GROUND U NE - - - - - - - - - - ' - FIG . 16 FIG . 14 BOTH FRONT LINKS MUST BE EQUAL IN LENGTH | I _ / ' \ \ MFT UNK i ; _ . _ , , , , 1 _ U _ _ . _ - _ - - ' - _ - . r _ _ . . . . - ADJUSTMENT NUT FIG . 15 FRONT UNKS _ FIG . 17 19
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOWER BLADE DRIVE BELT TO CHECK AND ADJUST BRAKE ( See Fig . 19 ) ( See Fig . 18 ) Your tractor is equipped with an adjustable brake system which is mounted on the rightside of the transaxle . The mower blade drive belt may be replaced without tools . Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . If tractor requires more than five ( 5 ) feet to stop at highest speed in highest gear on a level , dry concrete or paved BELT REMOVAL - surface , then brake must be checked and adjusted . • Place attachment clutch in " DISENGAGED " position . TO CHECK BRAKE • Move attachment lift lever forward to lower mower to • Park tractor on a level , dry concrete or paved surface , its lowest position . depress clutch / brake pedal all the way down and en - Roll belt off engine pulley . gage parking brake . • Disconnect R . H . suspension arm from rear deck bracket • Place gear shift lever in neutral ( N ) position . by removing retainer spring . The rear wheels must lock and skid when you try to manually • Work belt off both mandrel pulleys and idler pulleys . push the tractor forward . Ifthe rear wheels rotate , the brake • Pull belt away from mower . needs to be adjusted or the pads need to be replaced . BELT INSTALLATION - TO ADJUST BRAKE • Work new belt around both mandrel pulleys and idler • Depress clutch / brake pedal all the way down and en - pulleys . gage parking brake . • Install new belt into engine pulley grove . • Measure distance between brake operating arm and • Reconnect R . H . suspension arm and secure with re - nut = A " on brake red . tainer spring . • If distance is other than 1 - 1 / 2 " , loosen jam nut and turn • Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all nut " A " until distance becomes 1 - 1 / 2 " . Retighten jam belt guides . nut against nut " A " . • Road test tractor for proper stopping distance as stated above . Readjust if necessary . If stopping distance is R . H . SUSPENSION ARM still greater than five ( 5 ) feet in highest gear , further maintenance is necessary . Replace brake pads or contact a qualified service center . MANDREL PULLEY PULLEY WITH PARKING BRAKE " ENGAGED " IDLER RETAINER PULLEYS SPRING NUT " A " MANDREL PULLEY JAM NUT ING ARM FIG . 18 RG . 19 20
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REPLACE MOTION DRIVE BELT FRONT WHEEL TOE - IN / CAMBER ( See Fig . 20 ) The front wheel toe - in and camber are not adjustable onnt your tractor . If damage has occurred to affect the fro Park the tractor on level surface . Engage parking brake . wheel toe - in or camber , contact your nearest authorized For assistance , there is a belt installation guide decal on bottom side of left footrest . service center / department . BELT REMOVAL - TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS • Remove mower ( See " TO REMOVE MOWER " in this ( See Fig . 21 ) section of manual ) . • Block up axle securely . NOTE : Observe entire motion drive belt and positionof all belt guides and keepers . • Remove axle cover , retaining ringand washers to allow • Remove belt from stationary idler and clutching idler . wheel removal ( rear wheel contains a square key - Do • Remove belt downward from around engine pulley . not lose ) . • Pull belt slack toward rear of tractor . Remove belt Repair tire and reassemble . upwards from transaxle pulley by deflecting belt keep - On rear wheels only : align grooves in rear wheel hub era . and axle . Insert square key . • Remove belt from center span keeper and pull belt • Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in away from tractor . axle groove . BELT INSTALLATION - • Replace axle cover . • Carefully work new belt down between transaxle belt NOTE : To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due to keepers and onto the input pulley . slow leaks , tire sealant may be purchased from your local • Slide belt into the center span keeper . parts dealer . Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot and • Pull belt toward front of tractor and rollaround the top corrosion . groove of engine pulley . • Install belt through stationary idler and clutching idler . • Make sure belt is in all pulley grooves and inside all belt guides and keepers . • Install mower ( See " TO INSTALL MOWER " in thissec - tion of manual ) . AXLE COVER PULLEY SQUARE KEY ( REAR WHEEL ONLY ) CLUTCHING STATIONARY IDLER IDLER FIG . 21 TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATrERY ( See Fig . 22 ) TRANSAXLE KEEPER PULLEY erate explosive gases . Keep sparks flame and smoking materials away from batteries . Always wear eye eprotectionn - I _ lL ARNING : Lead - acid batteries g when around batteries . If your battery is too weak to start the engine , it should be recharged . ( See " BATTERY " in the MAINTENANCE sec - tion of this manual ) . If " jumper cables " are used for emergency starting , follow FIG . 20 this procedure : IMPORTANT : YOURTRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A RL12VOLTTT SYSTEM . THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOTA TO ADJUST STEERING WHEEL ALIGN - SYSTEM . DO NOTUSE YOURTRACTOR BATTERYTO S MENT OTHER VEHICLES . If steering wheel crossbars are nothorizontal ( left to right ) TO A'I - I'ACH JUMPER CABLES - when wheels are positioned straightforward , remove steer - • Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE ing wheel and reassemble per instructions inthe Assembly section of this manual , ( + ) terminal of each battery ( A - B ) , taking care not to short against tractor chassis . • Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE ( - ) terminal ( C ) of fully charged battery . • Connect the other end of the BLACK cable ( D ) to good chassis ground , away from fuel tank and battery . 21
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS TO REMOVE CABLES , REVERSE ORDER - • BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully TERMINAL KEPS charged battery . COVER NUT • RED cable last from both batteries . HEX BOLT POSITIVE ( RED ) NEGATIVE CABLE ( BLACK ) CABLE FIG . 24 WEAK OR DEAD FULLY CHARGED BATTERY BATTERY TO REPLACE HEADLIGHT BULB FIG . 22 • Raise hood . • Pull bulb holder out of the hole in the backside of the REPLACING BATTERY ( See Figs . 23 and 24 ) grill . • Replace bulb in holder and push bulb holder securely back into the hole in the backside of the grill . • Close hood . INTERLOCKS AND RELAYS Loose or damaged wiring may cause your tractor to run poorly , stop running , or prevent it from starting . • Check wiring . See electrical wiring diagram in the Repair Parts section . • Lift seat pan to raised position . TO REPLACE FUSE • Disconnect BLACK battery cable first then RED battery cable and carefully remove battery from tractor . Replace with 20 amp automotive - type plug - in fuse . The fuse holder is located behind the dash . • Install new battery with terminals in same position as old battery . • First connect RED battery cable to positive ( + ) terminal with hex bolt and keps nut as shown . Tighten securely . Slide terminal cover over terminal . • Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative ( - ) ter - minal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut . Tighten securely . SEAT PAN RG . 23 22
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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS I TO REMOVE HOOD AND GRILL ASSEMBLY ENGINE ( See Fig . 25 ) TO ADJUSTTHROTTLE CONTROL CABLE • Raise hood . Unsnap headlight wire connector . The throttle control has been preset at the factory and Stand infront of tractor . Grasp hood at sides , tilt toward adjustment should not be necessary . If adjustment is nec - engine and lift off of tractor . essary , see engine manual . • To replace , reverse above procedure . TO ADJUST CHOKE CONTROL The choke control has been preset at the factory and ad - justment should not be necessary . If adjustment is neces - HOOD sary , see engne manual . TO ADJUST CARBURETOR Your carburetor is not adjustable . If your engine does not operate properly due to suspected carburetor problems , HEADUGHT take your tractor to an authorized service center for repair WIRE and / or adjustment . CONNECTOR FIG . 25 23
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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 IMPORTANTTOPREVENTGUM CDEPOSITSHNKAT FROM FORMING INESSENTIALFUELSYSTEM PARTSSUTATH AS CARBURETOR , FUEL FILTER , FUEL HOSE , TORES gasoline in the tank inside a tbuildingmeh DURING STORAGE . ALSO , EXPERIENCE INDICA where fumes may reach an open wflai _ WARNING : Never store the tractor ALCOHOLBLENDEDFUELS ( CALLEDGASOHOL OR USINGCH or spark . Allow the engine to cool before ETHANOLOR METHANOL ) CANATrRACTMOISTUREWHI storing in any enclosure . LEADSTOSEPARATIONANDFORMATIONOF ACIDSDURINGEM STORAGE . ACIDIC GAS CAN DAMAGETHE FUEL SYST OF AN ENGINE WHILE IN STORAGE . TRACTOR • Empty the fuel tank by startingthe engine and let it run untilthe fuel lines and carburetor are empty . Remove mower from tractor for winter storage . When mower isto be stored fora period oftime , clean itthoroughly , remove • Never use engine orcarburetorcleaner products inthe fuel tank or permanent damage may occur . all dirt , grease , leaves , etc . Store in a clean , dry area . • Use fresh fuel next season . • Clean entire tractor ( See " CLEANING " in the Mainte - nance section of this manual ) . NOTE : Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in mini - • Inspect and replace belts , if necessary ( See belt re - mizing the formation of fuel gum deposits during storage . placement instructions inthe 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 . • 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 carburetorit using fuel stabilizer . • Be sure that all nuts , bolts and screws are securely fastened . Inspect moving parts for damage , breakage ENGINE OIL and wear . Replace if necessary . • Touch up all rusted or chipped paint surfaces ; sand Drain oil ( with engine warm ) and replace with clean en - gine oil . ( See " ENGINE " in the Maintenance section of lightly before painting . this manual ) . BATTERY CYLINDER ( S ) • Fully charge the battery for storage . • Remove spark plug ( s ) . • After a period of time in storage , battery may require • Pour one ounce of oil through spark plug hole ( s ) into recharging . cylinder ( s ) . • To help prevent corrosion and power leakage during long periods of storage , battery cables should be dis - • Turnignition keyto " START " positionfora few seconds to distribute oil . connected and battery cleaned thoroughly ( see = TO CLEAN BATIERY AND TERMINALS " in the Mainte - • Replace with new spark plug ( s ) . nance section of this manual ) . • After cleaning , leave cables disconnected and place OTHER cables where they cannot come incontact with battery • Do not store gasoline from one season to another . terminals . • Replace your gasoline can if your can starts to rust . • 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 . ° If possible , store your tractor indoors and cover it to give protection from dust and dirt . • Cover your tractor witha suitable protective cover that does not retain moisture . Do not use plastic . Plastic cannot breathe which allowscondensation to form and will cause your tractor to rust . IMPORTANT : NEVERCOVERTRACTORWHILEENGINE AND EXHAUSTAREAS ARE STILLWARM . 24
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TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS I PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Will not start 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 widng . 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 t . Dirty air filter . 1 . Clean / replace air filter . 2 . Bed 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 widng . 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 . Clutch / brake pedal not depressed . 1 . Depress clutch / 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 widng . 6 . Check all widng . 7 . Faulty ignition switch . 7 . Check ] replace ignition switch . 8 . Faulty solenoid or starter . 8 . Check / replace solenoid or starter . 9 . Faulty operator presence swi _ h ( 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 . Cut'dng too much grass / too fast . 1 . Raise cutting height / reduca 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 all leval / 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 . I O . Spark plug wire loose . 10 . connect and tightan spark plug wire . 11 . Dirty engine air soreenifins . 11 . Clean engine air screen / fins . 12 . Dirty / c _ ogged muffler . 12 . Clean / mplane muffler . 13 . Loose or damaged widng . 13 . Check all widng . 14 . Carburefor out of adjustment . 14 . See " To Adjust Carburetor " in Service Adjustments section , 15 . Engine valves out of adjustment . 15 . Contact an authorized service canter / 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
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TROUBLESHOOTING POINTS PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION Engine continues to run 1 . Faulty operator - safety presence control system . 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 . Wom / damagad mower drive belt . 2 . Replace mower drive belt . 3 . Frozen idler pulley . 3 . Replace idler pulley . 4 . Frozen blade mandrel _ 4 . Replace blade mandrel . Poor grass discharge 1 . 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 . 4 . Mower deck not level . 4 . Level mower deck . 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 belt . 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 . 1 . Switch is " OFF ' . Headlight ( s ) not working 1 . Turn 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 widng . 4 . Check wiring and connections . 5 . Blown fuse . 5 . Replace fuse . Battery will not charge 1 . Bad bafterycell ( s ) . 1 . Replace battery . 2 . Poor cable connections . 2 . CheckJclean all connections . 3 . Faulty regulator ( if so equipped ) . 3 . Replace regulator . 4 . Faulty alternator . 4 . Replace alternator . Engine " backfires " when 1 . 1 . Enginethrottlecontrolnotset at " SLOW " Move throttle control to " SLOW " position and allow turning engine " OFF " positionfor 30 secondsbefore stoppingengine . to idle for 30 seconds before stopping engine . 26
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TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A SCHEMATIC 4 , ° Eo o111 o cK BATTERY © FUSE RED STARTER BLACK w . , = ' O ' ( _ , ' - - SOLENOID ' , - - - - J ( 3LUTCH / BRAKE ( PEDAL UP ) _ - _ ) G AI ( WH _ E IGNITION SWITCH I t ( NOT OCCUPIED ) WHITE I . . . . . . . . 1 SEAT SWITCH I I BLACK BLACK ! BLACK ( CLUTCH O ? Fi ' - ] GROUNDING CONNECTOR METER ( OPTIONAL ) _ SPARK BLACK F _ IGNITION _ PLUG L UN , T I ' , _ \ LINE ' , TWIN CYL . ENGINES ) : 3 AMP DC @ 36 _ ) RPM ( CHARGING SYSTEM { _ SCONNECTED ) I1 _ CHARGING SYSTEM OU3 _ ° UT 28 VOLTS AC MIN . @ _ RPM \ / , . . . . . . . . . . FUEL SHUT - OFF SOLENOID RED _ _ _ ( IF SO EQUIPPED ) I _ _ _ . _ . _ I _ J V ; . . _ J _ _ . _ J _ _ ORANGE 5 _ Mp AC @ 360oRPM ul _ tJ _ I ALTERNATOR SYSTEM . I _ I THE LIGHTS ARE NOT [ _ I CONNECTED TO THE _ _ ) _ BA1 - FERY , BUT HAVE THEIR BECAUSE OF THIS , THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHTS OWN ELECTRICAL SOURCE . HEADLIGHTS WILL CHANGE WITH ENGINE SPEED . AT IDLE THE LIGHTS WILL DIM . AS THE ENGINE IS NON - REMOVABLE SPEEDED UP , THE LIGHTS CONNECTIONS WILL BECOME THEIR BRIGHTEST . IGNITION SWITCH REMOVABLE PosmoN CIRCUIT = MAKE " CONNECTIONS OFF M + G + A1 NONE WIRING INSULATED CLIPS RUN / LIGHT B + A1 A , ? . + L NOTE : IF WIRING INSULATED CLIPS WERE REMOVED FOR RUN B + A1 NNONEE START B + S + A1 NO SERVICING OF UNIT , THEY SHOULD BE REPLACED TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR WIRING . 27
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A ELECTRICAL 22 I 27 I I I I I I 28
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A ELECTRICAL KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 163465 HBatteryex 2 74760412 Bolt Hd 1 / 4 - 20 unc x 3 / 4 8 176689 Box tBatteryerlock 16 176138 Switch In 21 183759 Harness Asm Light W / 4152j 22 4152J Bulb Light # 1156 24 4799J Cable Battery 6 Ga . 11 " red 25 146147 Cable BatteryP 26 175158 Fuse 20 AM 27 73510400 Nut Keps Hex 1 / 4 - 20 unc " 28 4207J Cable Ground 6 Ga . 12 black 29 121305X Switch Plunger Nc Gray 30 175566 Switch Ign 33 140401 Key Ign 40 179720 Harness Ign 41 71110408 Bolt BIk Fin Hex 1 / 4 - 20 42 131563 Cover Terminal Red 43 178861 Solenoid 48 140844 Adapter Ammeter 52 141940 Protection Wire Loop 90 180449 Cover Terminal Battery NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm . 29
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A CHASSIS / 28 30 39 166 25 2O8 2O9 20i _ " 16 ; 1 2O8 38 26 Chassis - Elite Basic _ LT _ 5 3O
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A CHASSIS KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Chassis 1 174620 2 176554 Drawbar , Stretch 5 155272 Bumper , Hood / Dash 6 174643X013 Saddle Silkscreen 8 155138 Clip Retainer Slide - On 9 168347X011 Dash 10 72140608 Bolt , Carriage 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 11 174996 Panel Dash LH 13 179174X010 Panel Slkscr Dash RH 15 74180512 Screw Mach TRHD 5 / 16 - 18 uric x 3 / 4 16 73510500 Nut Keps 5 / 16 - 18 unc 17 183394X428 Hood 18 184921 Bumper Hood 24 74780616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Gr . 5 25 19131312 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 12 Ga . 26 73800600 Nut Lock Hex w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 unc 28 183826 Grille / Lens Asm . 29 183824X599 Lens Grille Basic Bar Fender 30 169465X428 31 136619 Bracket Fender Rep1109873X 33 179716X428 Footrest Pnt LH 34 179717X428 Footrest Pnt RH 35 72110606 Bolt Rdhd Sht Sqnk 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4T 37 17490508 Screw Thdrol 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 / 2 TY 38 175710 Bracket Asm . Pivot Mower Bracket Pivot 39 174714 145 156524 Rod Pivot Chassis / Hood Screw Hwhd Hi - Lo # 13 - 16 x 5 / 8 166 171875 205 17490608 ScrewThdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 206 170165 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 208 17670608 Screw Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 / 2 Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 209 17000612 Insert Lens Reflect 212 183823 - - - 5479J Plug Button BIk 359 Dia Choke in U . S . inches NOTE : All component dimensions given 1 inch = 25.4 mm . 31
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REPAIR PARTS DRIVE TRACTOR . . MODEL NUMBER PO15538A s + - - + 14 112 18 113 41 " _ 51 5 I 50 _ 150 6 , 6 48 18 38 + " _ 1151 39 _ 5 77 26 is 26 27 drive - saddle 33 32
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A DRIVE KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Transaxle Peerless Model 205 - 48 154407 Bellcrank Clutch Grnd Drv STL 544C ( Order parts from transaxle 49 123205X Retainer Belt Style - Spring manufacturer ) 50 72110612 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 1 / 2 Gr . 5 2 146682 Spring Return Brake 51 73680600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc 3 123666X Pulley Transaxle 18 " tires 52 73680500 Nut Crownlock 5 / 16 - 18 unc 4 12000028 Ring Retainer # 5100 - 62 53 105710X Link Clutch 7 66 5 121520X Strap Torque 30 Degrees RH 55 105709X Spring Return Clutch 6 75 6 17000512 Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 56 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 7 162240 Plate Rod Shift T / a 57 130801 V - Belt Ground Drive 95 8 131679 Rod Shifter BIk 59 169691 Keeper Belt Chassis Span Ctr 10 76020416 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 1 Cad 61 17120614 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x . 875 11 105701X Washer Plate Shf 388 Sq Hole 62 8883R Cover Pedal BIk Round 12 19151216 Washer 15 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . 63 175410 Engine Pulley LT / xYT 13 74550412 Bolt 1 / 4 - 28 unf Gr . 8 w / Patch 64 173937 Bolt Hex 7 / 16 - 20 4 Gr . 5 14 10040400 Washer Lock Hvy Helical 1 / 4 65 10040700 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 7 / 16 15 74490544 Bolt Hex Flghd 5 / 16 - 18 Gr . 5 66 154778 Keeper Belt rEngine 16 73800500 Nut 5 / 16 - 18 70 134683 Guide Belt Mowe Drive RH 18 74780616 Bolt Fin Hex 3 / 8 - 16 unc x 1 Gr . 5 74 137057 Spacer 5Axle / 19 73800600 Nut lock Hex w / Ins 3 / 8 - 16 Uric 75 121749X Washer 2 32 x 1 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 21 106933X Knob Rd 1 / 2 - 13 PlstcThds BIk 76 12000001 E - ring # 5133 - 75 22 130804 Rod Brake LT 77 123583X Key Square 2 0 x 1845 / 61865 24 73350600 Nut Hex Jam 3 / 8 - 16 uric 78 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 1 Ga . 25 106888X Spring Rod Brake 2 00 Zinc 79 2228M Key Woodruff 26 19131316 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 16 Ga . 96 4497H Retainer Spring 1 " 27 76020412 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 Cad 112 19091210 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 10 Ga . 28 175765 Rod Brake Parking LT / YT 113 127285X Strap Torque 90 Degrees LH 29 71673 Cap Brake Parking Black 116 72140608 Bolt Rdhd Sq Neck 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 30 174973 Bracket Transmission 120 73900600 Nut Lock Fig 3 / 8 - 16 32 74760512 Bolt Fin Hex 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 150 175456 Spacer Retainer Lt 34 175578 Shaft Asm Pedal Foot Nibbed 151 19133210 Washer 13 / 32 x 2 x 10 Ga . 35 120183X Bearing Nylon SIk 629 Id 170 187414 Keeper , Belt Transaxlex 36 19211616 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x 16 Ga . 202 72110614 Bolt Carr Sh 3 / 8 - 16 1 - 3 / 4 Gr . 5 37 1572H Pin Roll 3 / 16 x 1 " 212 145212 Nut Hex Fig Lock3 / 38 179114 Pulley Composite Flat 263 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 4 Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 3 / 4 39 72110622 41 175556 Keeper Belt Idler NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm 47 127783 Pulley Idler V Groove Plastic 33
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A STEERING - r _ 39 • / t \ I t / t i - - - - . . _ _ _ I . . . . . _ * _ _ _ _ . j ! 1 I i I i _ 42 36 51 54 91 88 43 o / ° / o , _ 71 / 57 67 / 47 67 13 65 \ L \ \ t \ \ \ 43 \ 15 \ \ 3O steedng _ pl . lt _ 46 34
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A STEERING KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 140044X428 Wheel Steering 2 175131 Axle Asm 3 169840 Spindle Asm LH 4 169839 Spindle Asm RH 5 6266H Bearing Race Thrust Harden 6 121748X Washer 25 / 32 x 1 - 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 7 19272016 Washer 27 / 32 x 1 - 1 / 4 x 16 Ga . 8 12000029 Ring Klip # t5304 - 75 9 3366R Bearing Col Strg BIk 10 175121 Link Drag 11 10040600 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 3 / 8 12 73940800 Nut Hex Jam Toplock 1 / 2 - 20 13 136518 Spacer earing Axle Front 15 145212 Hexflange Lock 17 180641 Shaft Asm Strg 26 126847X Bushing Link Drag BIk LR6 28 19131416 Washer 13 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 1 Ga . 29 17000612 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 3 / 4 Pin Cotter 1 / 8 x 3 / 4 Cad 30 76020412 32 130465 Rod Tie Wire Form 19 75 Mech 36 155099 Bushing Strg 5 / 8 Id Dash 37 152927 Screw 38 140045X428 Cap Wheel Steer Ayp8 39 19183812 Washer 9 / 16 x 2 - 3 / 40 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 41 186737 Adaptor Wheel Strg 42 145054X428 Boot Dash Mtl Steering BIk6 Washer 25 / 32 x 1 1 / 4 x 1 Ga . 43 121749X 44 180640 Extension Steering 46 121232X Cap Spindle Fr Top BIk 47 183226 Fitting Grease 51 73540400 Nut 1 / 4 - 28 54 71130420 Bolt Hex 1 / 4 - 28 x 1 - 1 / 4 65 160367 Spacer Brace AxleK 67 72110618 Bolt RDHD SQN 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 4 68 169827 Brace Axle 71 175146 Steering Asm . 82 169835 Bracket Susp Chassis Front 85 133835 Fastener Christmas Tree 88 175118 Bolt Shoulder 7 / 16 - 20 91 175553 Clip Steering Washer Harden . 793 x 1.637 x 060 95 188967 NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 ram . 35
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A ENGINE 81 13 4 78 ' 38 33 23 37 _ b ' _ ' _ 33 29 I OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT Spark Arrester engine - bs . 1cyl _ 49 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 44 17670412 Screw Thdrol 1 / 4 - 20 x 3 / 4 1 170551 Control Th / ch FlagCut 2 45 1700O612 Screw Hex Wsh Thdrol 3 / 8 - 16 17720408 Screw HexThd 1 / 4 - 20 x 112 46 19091416 Washer 9 / 32 x 7 / 8 x 16 Ga . 3 Engine , B & S 282H07 72 183906 Screw Scocket Head 5 / 16 - 18 x 1 ( Order parts from engine manufac - 78 17060620 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 turer ) 81 73510400 4 137352 Muffler Exhaust B & S Nut Keps Hex 114 - 20 unc 13 165291 Gasket Eng 1 313 Id Tin Plated NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 14 148456 Tube Drain Oil EasyGuard 1 inch = 25.4 mm 23 169837 Shield BRN / DBR For engine service and replacement parts , cell the toll free 29 13718O Kit Spark Arrestor ( Flat Scrn ) number for your engine manufacturer listed below : 31 184900 Tank Fuel Front 32 Briggs & Stratton 1 - 800 - 233 - 437234 140527 Cap Asm Fuel Kohler Co . 1 - 800 - 544 - 24 33 123487X Clamp Hose20 " Tecumseh Products 1 - 800 - 558 - 5402 37 137040 Line Fuel 38 181654 Honda Engines 1 - 800 - 426 - 877018 Plug Drain Oil 40 Kawasaki 1 - 949 - 460 - 56 124O28X Bushing Snap Nyl BIk Fuel Line 36
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A SEAT 14 . _ 10 7 ! I I q 5 I I 26 I I 23 17 12 seat _ lt . bolt _ l KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION Seat 14 72050412 Bolt Rdhd Sht Nk 114 - 20 x I - 1 / 2 1 175389 2 140551 Bracket Seat Pivot 15 134300 Spacer Split . 28 x . 96 Bolt Hex 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 16 121250X 3 71110616 Spring Cprsn 17 123976X 4 19131610 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 xl0 Ga , Nut Lock 114 Lge Fig18 21 171852 Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - unc - 2A 5 145006 Clip Push - in Hingeds 22 73800500 Nut Lock Hex w / Ins 5 / 16 - 18 6 73800600 Nut Lock Hex w / In 3 / 8 - 16 7 124181X 23 71110814 Bolt Hex Spring Seat Cprsn 2 250 BIk Zi 8 17000616 Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1,5 24 19171912 Washer 17132 x 1 - 3 / 16 x 12 Ga . 9 19131614 Washer 13 / 32 x 1 x 14 Ga . 25 127018X Bolt Shoulder 5 / 16 - 18 x . 62 26 10040800 10 182493 Washer Lock Hvy Hlcl Spr 1 / 2 Pan Pnt Seat ( BIk ) 12 121246X Bracket Pnt Mounting Switch NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S , inches 13 121248X Bushing Snap BIk Nyl 1 inch = 25.4 mm . 37
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A DECALS 12 2 14 7 15 \ 4 17 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 181251 Decal , Clutch / Brake Eng / Fr 12 188977 Decal , Hood RH 2 189117 Decal , Replacement 14 188978 Decal , Hood LH 3 184769 Decal , Engine HP 15 145005 Decal , Caution , Battery 4 170563 Decal Warning 16 157163 Decal , Oper Sdl P / L Gear Dr Eng 5 188979 Decal , SDPNL 17 136832 Decal , V - Belt Sch . 6 157140 Decal , Fender Danger English - - 138311 Decal , Handle Lft Height Adj . 79 158168 Decal Ins StrWh - - 188695 Manual , Owner's English 158166 Decal Fender - - 188696 Manual , Owner's French KEY PART WHEELS & TIRES NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 59192 Cap , Tire valve 2 65139 Stem , Valve 2 _ 5,8 3 106222X Tire , Front 4,10 4 59904 Tube , Front ( Service item only ) 7 5 106732X624 Rim assembly , 6 " front 6 278H Fitting , Grease ( Front wheel only ) 7 9040H Bearing , Flange ( Front wheel only ) 11 8 106108X624 Rim assembly , 8 " rear 9 106268X Tire , Rear 10 7152J Tube , Rear ( Service item only ) 11 104757X428 Cap , Hub Axle - - 144334 Sealant , Tire ( 10 oz . Tube ) NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 1 inch = 25.4 mm whe _ _ l 38
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A MOWER LIFT 7 / 5 3 13 6 6 11 5 13 i 19 I 13 , 20 , _ 20 . I 161718 I 15 20 13 . - _ - . _ 31 \ 19 / 15 32 lift - rh . 1piece _ 3 KEY PART KEY PART NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION 1 159461 Wire Asm Inner / Sprg w / plunger 15 173288 Link FrontHex 2 159476 Shaft Asm Lift RH 16 73350800 Nut Jam 1 / 2 - 13 unc 3 178981 Pin Groove 1 500 Zinc 17 175689 Trunnion 4 12000002 E Ring # 5133 - 62 18 73800800 Nut Lockw / Wsh 1 / 2 - 13 unc 5 19211621 Washer 21 / 32 x 1 x21 Ga . 19 139868 Arm Suspension Rear 6 120183X Bearing Nylon BIk 629 Id 20 163552 Retainer , Spring 7 109413X Grip Handle Bicycle Matte BIk 31 169865 Bearing Pvt Lift 8 124526X Button Plunger Black 32 73540600 Nut Crownlock 3 / 8 - 24 11 139865 Link Lift LH Fixed Lengthth 12 139866 Link Lift RH Fixed Leng NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 13 4939M Retainer Spring 1 inch = 25.4 mm . 39
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A MOWER DECK 4O 10 i \ 101 100 21 88 28 26 . i 29 86 38 _ deck - manual - mulch _ 2 l , j 40
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REPAIR PARTS TRACTOR - - MODEL NUMBER PO15538A MOWER DECK KEY PART KEY PART DESCRIPTION NO . NO . DESCRIPTION NO . NO . 1 170280 Washer , Hardened Mower Housing Assembly 54 178515 2 72140506 Bolt Carriage 5 / 16 - 18 x 3 / 4 55 133840 Idler Arm Assembly 3 138017 Bracket Asm Fr . Sway Bar 56 165723 Spacer , Retainer Knob 4 169970 Bracket Deck Sway Bar 38 " / 42 " 67 106932X 5 4939M V - Belt , 42 " Mower Retainer Spring 68 144200 6 178024 Runner , LH Bar Sway Deck 86 7631J772 Bolt 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Gr . 8 87 128 8 850857 Runner , RH 9 10030600 Washer 11 / 32 x 3 / 4 x 16 Ga . Washer , Lock 3 / 8 88 19111216 Washer 13 / 32 x 13 / 16 x 11 Ga . 10 140296 Washer , Hardened 89 19131311 11 138497 Blade Mower 96 74930620 Bolt 3 / 8 - 16 x 1 - 1 / 4 Mulcher 13 137645 Nut Centeriock 3 / 8 - 16 unc Shaft Assembly , Mandrel , Vented 97 73930600 Spacer Retainer ( Includes Key Number 6 ) 107 133502 14 128774 Stiffener , Idler Arm Housing , Mandrel , Vented 108 133503 15 110485X Bolt , Hex Hd 3 / 8 - 16 x 2 - 1 / 2 Bearing , Ball , Mandrel 109 74760640 16 174493 Stripper , Vented Mower Deck 110 142587 Upstop Deck Front 38 " Screw 5 / 16 - 1 / x 3 / 4 19 132827 Bolt , Shoulder 113 17060512 21 73680500 Nut 122 131289 Rod , Brake LH 23 137607 Bracket , Mower Deflector 123 169971 Rod , Brake RH 24 105304X Cap , Sleeve 146 165891 Bolt Carriage Idler 25 123713X Spring , Torsion , Deflector 148 169022 Spring Return Idler 26 110452X Nut , Push 149 165898 Retainer Spring Yellow16 Washer 9 / 32 x 3 / 4 x Ga . 27 106736X428 Shield , Deflector 150 19091216 28 19111016 Washer 11 / 32 x 5 / 8 x 16 Ga . 152 172758 Clutch Cable 38 " / 46 " Screw HexThd Cut 1 / 4 - 20 x 1 / 2 29 106735X Rod , Hinge 158 17720408 Screw Thdrol . 185 188234 Head Asm Cable Clutch 30 173984 31 187690 Washer , Spacer - - 130794 Mandrel Assembly ( Includes Hous - 32 153532 Pulley , Mandrel ing , Shaft and Shaft Hardware Only 33 178342 Nut , Toplock - Pulley Not included ) 36 131494 Replacement Mower , Complete Pulley , Idler , Flat - - 170317 40 73680600 Nut , Crownlock 3 / 8 - 16 unc Retainer 45 4497H NOTE : All component dimensions given in U . S . inches 53 130840 Brake Assembly 1 inch = 25.4 mm 41
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LIMITED WARRANTY The Manufacturerwarrantsto the originalconsumerpurchaser that this product as manufacturedisfree from defectsinmateri - als and workmanshipF . or a periodof two ( 2 ) years from date of purchaseby the originalconsumerpurchaser , we willrepairore replace , at ouroption , withoutchargefor partsor labor incurredin replacingparts , any part whichwe find to be defectivedu to materialsor workmanshipT . hisWarrantyis subjectto the following limitationsand exclusions . 1 . This warranty d _ es n _ t app _ y t _ the engine _ _ ther than EHP manufactured transax _ e / tran _ missi _ n c _ mp _ nents _ battery ( except as noted below ) or components parts thereof . Please refer to the applicable manufacturer's warranty on these items . 2 . Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser . Transportation charges for any parts submitted for replacement under this warranty must be paid by the purchaser unless such return is requested by Electrolux Home Products . 3 . Battery Warranty : On products equipped with a Battery , we will replace , without charge to you , any battery which we find to be defective in manufacture , during the first ninety ( 90 ) days of ownership . After ninety ( 90 ) days , we will exchange the Battery , charging you 1 / 12 of the price of a new Battery for each full month from the date of the original sale . Battery must be maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished . 4 . The Warranty period for any products used for rental or commercial purposes is limited to 90 days from the date of original purchase . 5 . This Warranty applies only to products which have been properly assembled , adjusted , operated , and main - tained in accordance with the instructions furnished . This Warranty does not apply to any product which has been subjected to alteration , misuse , abuse , improper assembly or installation , delivery damage , or to normal wear of the product . 6 . Exclusions : Excluded from this Warranty are belts , blades , blade adapters , normal wear , normal adjustments , standard hardware and normal maintenance . 7 . In the event you have a claim under this Warranty , you must return the product to an authorized service deal - er . Should you have any unanswered questions concerning this Warranty , please contact : In Canada contact : Electmlux Home Products , Inc . Electrolux Canada Corp . Outdoor Products Customer Service Dept . 7075 Ordan Drive 250 Bobby Jones Expressway Mississauga , Ontario Augusta , GA 30909 USA L5T 1K6 giving the model number , serial number and date of purchase of your product and the name and address of the authorized dealer from whom it was purchased . THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRAN - TIES ARE LIMITED TO THE SAME TIME PERIODS STATED HEREIN FOR OUR EXPRESSED WARRANTIES . Some areas do not allow the limitation of consequential damages or limitations of how long an implied Warranty may last , so the above limi - tations or exclusions may not apply to you . This Warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you may have other rights which vary from locale to locale . This is a limited Warranty within the meaning of that term as defined in the Magnuson - Moss Act of 1975 . 42
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SUGGESTED GUIDE FOR SIGHTING SLOPES FOR SAFE OPERATION " " D ONLY RIDE UP AND DOWN HILL , NOT ACROSS HILL 15 DEGREES MAX , WARNING : To avoid serious injury , operate your tractor up and down the face of slopes , never across the face . Do not mow 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 . Hold page before you so that its left edge is vertically parallel to a tree trunk or other upright structure . 3 . Sight across the fold in the direction of hill slope you want to measure . 4 . Compare the angle of the fold with the slope of the hill .
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