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Operator’s Manual Conquest Series 24HP Hydro Tractors Mfg . No . Description 2690817 Simplicity Conquest Tractor with B & S 24HP Engine 2690818 Simplicity Conquest Tractor with B & S 24HP Engine Mower Decks Mfg . No . Description 1695768 52 ” Mower Deck 1738736 Revision - Rev . Date 06 / 2009 Reproduction for Not
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Thank you for purchasing this quality - built Simplicity riding mower . We’re pleased that you’ve placed your confidence in the Simplicity brand . When operated and maintained according to the instructions in this manual , your Simplicity product will provide many years of dependable service . This manual contains safety information to make you aware of the hazards and risks associated with riding mowers and how to avoid them . This riding mower is designed for mowing and is not intended for any other purpose . It is important that you read and understand these instructions throroughly before attempting to start or operate this equipment . Follow the instructions completely . Save these instructions for future reference . Product Identification Tag Product Reference Data When contacting your authorized dealer for replacement Product Identification Tag parts , service , or information you MUST have these numbers . Record your model name / number , manufacturer’s identification numbers , and engine serial numbers in the space provided for Model / Modéle / Model xxxxxxxx easy access . These numbers can be found in the locations shown . Serial / Sèrie / Serie xxxxxxxxxx PRODUCT REFERENCE DATA Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group , L.L.C . Model Description Name / Number Milwaukee , WI 53201 USA Unit MFG Number Unit SERIAL Number Mower Deck MFG Number Mower Deck SERIAL Number Date Purchased Dealer Name ENGINE REFERENCE DATA Engine Make Engine Model Tractor ID Tag Engine Type / Spec Engine Code / Serial Number The Illustrated Parts List for this machine can be downloaded from www.simplicitymfg.com . Please provide model and serial number when ordering replacement parts . Simplicity Manufacturing , Inc . P.O . 702 Milwaukee , WI 53201 - 0702 1 - 800 - 233 - 3723 simplicitymfg.com 2 Reproduction for Not
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Operator Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Features and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Safety Interlock System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Control Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Blade Brake Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Parking Brake Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Checking Tire Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Automatic Controlled Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 PTO Clutch Adjustment Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 12 Volt Power Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Engine Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Dashboard Display and Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Transmission Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Battery Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 General Operating Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Lubricate Rear Axle Shafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Servicing the Mower Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Stopping the Tractor and Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Driving the Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Troubleshooting the Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Mowing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Troubleshooting the Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Mowing in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Attachment Operation in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Transport Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Pushing the Tractor by Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Adjusting Mower Cutting Height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Steering Gear Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Attachment Lift Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Brake Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Mower Deck Removal and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 PTO Clutch Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Mower Deck Washout Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Mower Belt Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Leveling the Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Lawn Care and Mowing Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 How and When to Water Fertilize and Aerate . . . . . . . 20 How High to Mow the Grass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 When and How Often to Mow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Parts & Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Proper Mowing Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 NOTE : In this manual , “ left ” and “ right ” are referred to as seen from the operating position . 3 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATOR SAFETY Operating Safety Congratulations on purchasing a superior - quality piece of lawn and garden equipment . Our products are designed and manufactured to meet or exceed all industry standards for safety . Power equipment is only as safe as the operator . If it is misused , or not properly maintained , it can be dangerous ! Remember , you are responsible for your safety and that of those around you . Use common sense , and think through what you are doing . If you are not sure that the task you are about to perform can be safely done with the equipment you have chosen , ask a professional : contact your local authorized dealer . Read the Manual The operator’s manual contains important safety information you need to be aware of BEFORE you operate your unit as well as DURING operation . Safe operating techniques , an explanation of the product’s features and controls , and maintenance information is included to help you get the most out of your equipment investment . Be sure to completely read the Safety Rules and Information found on the following pages . Also completely read the Operation section . Reverse Do not mow in reverse unless Children absolutely necessary . Always look Tragic accidents can occur with children . Do not allow down and behind before and them anywhere near the area of operation . Children are while traveling in reverse often attracted to the unit and mowing activity . Never even with the mower assume that children will remain where you last saw them . blades disengaged . If there is a risk that children may enter the area where you are mowing , have another responsible adult watch them . DO NOT GIVE CHILDREN RIDES ON THIS UNIT ! This encourages them to come near the unit in the future while it is running , and they could be seriously hurt . They may then approach the unit for a ride when you are not expecting it , and you may run over them . 4 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATOR SAFETY Slope Operation You could be seriously injured or even killed if you use this unit on too steep an incline . Using the unit on a slope that is too steep or where you don’t have adequate traction can cause you to lose control or roll over . A good rule of thumb is to not operate on any slope you cannot back up ( in 2 - wheel drive mode ) . You should not operate on inclines with a slope greater than a 3.5 foot rise over a 20 foot length . Always drive up and down slopes : never cross the face . Also note that the surface you are driving on can greatly impact stability and control . Wet grass or icy pavement can seriously affect your ability to control the unit . If you feel unsure about operating the unit on an incline , don’t do it . It’s not worth the risk . Moving Parts This equipment has many moving parts that can injure you or someone else . However , if you are seated in the seat properly , and follow all the rules in this book , the unit is safe to operate . The mower deck has spinning mower blades that can amputate hands and feet . Do not allow anyone near the equipment while it is running ! To help you , the operator , use this equipment safely , it is equipped with an operator - present safety system . Do NOT attempt to alter or bypass the system . See your dealer immediately if the system does not pass all the safety interlock system tests found in this manual . Thrown Objects This unit has spinning mower blades . These blades can pick up and throw debris that could seriously injure a bystander . Be sure to clean up the area to be mowed BEFORE you start mowing . Do not operate this unit without the entire grass catcher or discharge guard ( deflector ) in place . Also , do not allow anyone in the area while the unit is running ! If someone does enter the area , shut the unit off immediately until they leave . Fuel and Maintenance Gasoline is extremely flammable . Its vapors are also extremely flammable and can travel to distant ignition sources . Gasoline must only be used as a fuel , not as a solvent or cleaner . It should never be stored any place where its vapors can build up or travel to an ignition source like a pilot light . Fuel belongs in an approved , plastic , sealed gas can , or in the tractor fuel tank with the cap securely closed . Spilled fuel needs to be cleaned up immediately . Proper maintenance is critical to the safety and performance of your unit . Be sure to perform the maintenance procedures listed in this manual , especially periodically testing the safety system . 5 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATOR SAFETY Read these safety rules and follow them closely . Failure to obey these rules could result in loss of control of unit , severe personal injury or death to you , or bystanders , or damage to property or equipment . This mowing deck is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects . The triangle in text signifies important cautions or warnings which must be followed . 16 . Use extra care when loading or unloading the unit GENERAL OPERATION into a trailer or truck.otection 1 . Read , understand , and follow all instructions in the 17 . Always wear eye pr when operating this unit . manual and on the unit before starting . 18 . Data indicates that operators , age 60 years andowerldelyry . 2 . Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or underat above , are involved in a large percentage of sp the machine . Keep clear of the discharge opening equipment - related injuries . These operator shouafju all times.ow evaluate their ability to operate the equipment osinr 3 . Only all responsible adults , who are familiar withons enough to protect themselves and others froms the instructions , to operate the unit ( local regulati 19 . Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation f can restrict operator age ) . such wheel weights or counterweights.ponsible 4 . Clear the area of objects as rocks , toys , wire , 20 . Keep in mind the operator is res for accidents etc . , which could be picked up and thrown by the occurring to other people or rproperty.ofessional blade ( s ) . the 21 . All drivers should seek and obtain p and 5 . Be sure area is clear of other people beforeea . practical instruction.antial mowing . Stop the unit if anyone enters the ar 22 . Always wear subst footwear and trousers.als.esre . 6 . Never carry passengers.unless Never operate when barefoot or wearing sandbladcu 7 . Do not mow in reverse absolutely necessary . 23 . Before using , always visually check that thend Always look down and behind before and while and blade hardware are present , intact , a se travelling in reverse.rge Replace worn or damaged parts.refueling , 8 . Never direct discha material toward anyone . 24 . Disengage attachments before : removing Avoid discharging material against a wall orward an attachment , making adjustments ( unless the obstruction . Material may ricochet back to thel adjustment can be made from the operator’s operator . Stop the blade ( s ) when crossing grave position ) . e osurfaces.perate 25 . When th machine is parked , stored , or slefts 9 . Do not the machine without the entire tgrassy unattended , lower the cutting means unle a positive catcher , discharge guard ( deflector ) , or other safe mechanical lock is used.ator’s devices in place.re 26 . Before leaving the oper position for any reason , 10 . Slow down befo turning.it engage the parking brake ( if equipped ) , disengage 11 . Never leave a running un unattended . eAlwaysngine , the PTO , stop the engine , and remove the key.ass , y disengage the PTO , set parking brake , stop 27 . To reduce fire hazard , keep the unit free of grer and remove keys before dismounting . leaves , & excess oil . Do not stop or park ov dr 12 . Disengage blades ( PTO ) when not mowing . Shut off leaves , grass , or combustible materials.ource engine and wait for all parts to come to a completegrass 28 . It is a violation of California Public Res Codeneard stop before cleaning the machine , removing the Section 4442 to use or operate the engine on orvereaateilar catcher , or unclogging the discharge guard.od any forest - covered , brush - covered , or sgrass - cowithstim 13 . Operate the machine only in daylight or go artificial land unless the exhaust system is aequippedl light.not spark arrester meeting any applicable loc ore 14 . Do operate the unit while under the influence of laws . Other states or federal areas may hav alcohol or drugs . laws . 15 Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways . TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE 4 . Always follow the engine manual instructions forboth 1 . When transporting the unit on an open trailer , makeIfe storage preparations before storing the unit for sure it is facing forward , in the direction of travel.ag short and long term periods.anual the unit is facing backwards , wind lift could dam 5 . Always follow the engine m instructions forunit the unit . proper start - up procedures when returning the to 2 . Always observe safe refueling and fuel handlingrtation service.store practices when refueling the unit after transpo 6 . Never the unit or fuel container inside where or storage.re there is an open flame or pilot light , such as in a 3 . Never sto the unit ( with fuel ) in an enclosed poorly water heater . Allow unit to cool before storing . ventilated structure . Fuel vapors can travel to anr , ignition source ( such as a furnace , water heate etc . ) and cause an explosion . Fuel vapor is also toxic to humans and animals . 6 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATOR SAFETY SLOPE OPERATION WARNING Slopes are a major factor related to loss - of - control and tip - Never operate on slopes greater than 17.6 percent over accidents , which can result in severe injury or death . ( 10 ° ) which is a rise of 3 - 1 / 2 feet ( 106 cm ) vertically in Operation on all slopes requires extra caution . If you 20 feet ( 607 cm ) horizontally . cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it , do not When operating on slopes use additional wheel operate on it . weights or counterweights . See your dealer / retailer Control of a walk - behind or ride - on machine sliding on a to determine which weights are available and slope will not be regained by the application of the brake . appropriate for your unit . The main reasons for loss of control are : insufficient tire Select slow ground speed before driving onto slope . grip on the ground , speed too fast , inadequate braking , the In addition to front weights , use extra caution when type of machine is unsuitable for its task , lack of awareness operating on slopes with rear - mounted grass of the ground conditions , incorrect hitching and load catchers . distribution . Mow UP and DOWN the slope , never across the 1 . Mow up and down slopes , not across.ven face , use caution when changing directions and DO 2 . Watch for holes , ruts , or bumps . Une terrain could NOT START OR STOP ON SLOPE . overturn the unit . Tall grass can hide obstacles.to 3 . Choose a slow speed so that you will not have stop or change speeds while on the slope.se 4 . Do not mow on wet grass . Tires may loo traction . CHILDREN 5 . Always keep unit in gear especially when traveling down slopes . Do not shift to neutral and coast Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the tdownhill.arting , presence of children . Children are often attracted to the 6 . Avoid s stopping , or turning on a slope . If tires unit and the mowing activity . Never assume that children lose traction , disengage the blade ( s ) and proceed will remain where you last saw them . slowly straight down the slope . 1 . Keep children out of the mowing area and under the 7 . Keep all movement on slopes slow and gradual . Do watchful care of another responsible adult.he not make sudden changes in speed or direction , 2 . Be alert and turn unit off if children enter t area . which could cause the machine to rollover.with 3 . Before and during reverse operation , look behind and 8 . Use extra care while operating machines grass down for small children.ven catchers or other attachments ; they can affect uthes.r 4 . Never carry children , e with the blade ( s ) off . They stability of the unit . Do not use on steeps slopeyo may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere wwithninger 9 . Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting safe unit operation . Children who have been ogived foot on the ground ( ride - on units ) . es , rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mke 10 . Do not mow near drop - offs , ditch ordenly area for another ride and be run over or bac ov embankments . The mower could sud turn over by the machine.ildren if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch , or if an 5 . Never allow ch to operate the dunit . edge caves in.ass 6 . Use extra care when approaching blin corners , e 11 . Do not use gr catchers on steep slopes.em . shrubs , trees , or other objects that may obscur 12 . Do not mow slopes you cannot back up th vision . 13 . See your authorized dealer / retailer oforr recommendations of wheel weightsy.tree counterweights to improve sstabilit , EMISSIONS 14 . Remove obstacles such as rock limbs , etc.es.n , 1 . Engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals 15 . Use slow speed . Tires may lose traction on sloprlye known , in certain quantities , to cause cancer , birth even through the brakes are functioning propeth . defects , or other reproductive harm.rability 16 . Do not turn on slopes unless necessary , bandle 2 . Look for the relevant Emissions Du Period and . turn slowly and gradually downhill , if possi Air Index information on the engine emissions label TOWED EQUIPMENT ( RIDE - ON UNITS ) 1 . Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designedpt for towing . Do not attach towed equipment exce at the hitch point.nufacturer’s 2 . Follow the ma recommendations nfor weight limit for towed equipment and towing o slopes . 3 . Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment . , 4 . On slopes the weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of ocontrol . 5 . Travel slowly and allow extra distance t stop . 6 . Do not shift to neutral and coast down hill . 7 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATOR SAFETY SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE Safe Handling of Gasoline 1 . Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes , and other 13 . If the fuel tank must be drained , it should be drained sources of ignition . outdoors.faulty 2 . Use only approved gasoline containers . 14 . Replace nsilencers / mufflers.struction 3 . Never remove the gas cap or add fuel with the engine 15 . Maintain or replace safety and i labels as running . Allow the engine to cool before refueling . fnecessary.actory 4 . Never fuel the machine indoors . 16 . Use only authorized replacement parts when 5 . Never store the machine or fuel container where making yrepairs . there is an open flame , spark , or pilot light such as 17 . Always compl with factory specifications on all near a water heater or other appliance . settings and ladjustments.ocations 6 . Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck bed 18 . Only authorized service should be utilized with a plastic bed liner . Always place containers on for major service and repair trequirements.his the ground away from your vehicle before filling . 19 . Never attempt to make major repairs on eunitrration , 7 . Remove gas - powered equipment from the truck or unless you have been properly trained . Impropperer’s trailer and refuel it on the ground . If this is not service procedures can result in hazardous cotu possible , then refuel such equipment on a trailer with equipment damage and voiding of manufa a portable container , rather than from a gasoline iwarranty.ple dispenser nozzle . 20 . On mult blade mowers , take care as rotating one 8 . Keep nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or blade can cause other blades to rotate.gs container opening at all times until fueling is 21 . Do not change engine governor settin or over - essive complete . Do not use a nozzle lock - open device . speed the engine . Operating the engine at excjury . 9 . If fuel is spilled on clothing , change clothing speed can increase the hazard of personal inine , gs immediately . 22 . Disengage drive attachments , stop the engk 10 . Never over - fill the fuel tank . Replace gas cap and remove the key , and disconnect the spar plue tighten securely . wire ( s ) before : clearing attachment blockag andct , 11 . Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels . chutes , performing service work , striking an obje or They are flammable and vapors are explosive . if the unit vibrates abnormally . After striking anmake 12 . If fuel is spilled , do not attempt to start the engine but object , inspect the machine for damage and move the machine away from the area of spillage and repairs before restarting and operating the avoid creating any source of ignition until fuel vapors cequipment.e have dissipated . 23 . Never pla hands near the moving parts , such as ag.op 13 . Replace all fuel tank caps and fuel container caps hydro pump cooling fan , when the tractor is runninn securely . ( Hydro pump cooling fans are typically located o t of the transaxle ) . ulic 24 . Units with hydra pumps , hoses , or nmotors:ressureuse Service & Maintenance WARNING : Hydraulic fluid escaping under pand 1 . Never run the unit in an enclosed area where carbon may have sufficient force to penetrate skin caski monoxide fumes may collect.ally serious injury . If foreign fluid is injected into the it 2 . Keep nuts and bolts , especi blade attachmentn.oper must be surgically removed within a few hours by a bolts , tight and keep equipment in good sconditiopr doctor familiar with this form of injury or igangrenenhigh , 3 . Never tamper with safety devices . Check atheirir may result . Keep body and hands away from perands operation regularly and make necessary rep if holes or nozzles that eject hydraulic fluid tund they are not functioning properly.or pressure . Use paper or cardboard , and no h to 4 . Keep unit free of grass , leaves , other debris build - el - e . search for leaks . Make sure all hydraulic fluids up . Clean up oil or fuel spillage . and remove any rfuagne . connections are tight and all hydraulic hose sandsureed soaked debris . Allow machine to cool before stochi lines are in good condition before applying preervic 5 . If you strike an object , stop and inspect the ma to the system . If leaks occur , have the unit s Repair , if necessary , before restarting.ith immediately by your authorized dealer.proper 6 . Never make adjustments or repairs w the engine 25 . WARNING : Stored energy device . Im release running.grass of springs can result in serious personal injury . 7 . Check catcher components and the discharge Springs should be removed by an authorized guard frequently and replace with manufacturer’s qtechnician.uipped recommended parts , when necessary.lade 26 . Models e with an engine radiator : WARNING : 8 . Mower blades are sharp . Wrap the b or wear Stored energy device . To prevent serious bodilyrngine gloves , and use extra caution when servicing vthem.ice injury from hot coolant or steam blow - out , nevee 9 . Check brake operation frequently . Adjust and ser attempt to remove the radiator cap while the is as rrequired . running . Stop the engine and wait until it is cool.e 10 . Maintain o replace safety and instructions labels , as Even then , use extreme care when removing th cap . necessary.move 11 . Do not re the fuel filter when the engine is hotline as spilled gasoline may ignite . Do not spread fuelrip clamps further than necessary . Ensure clamps g hoses firmly over the filter after installation.OL , 12 . Do not use gasoline containing METHAN gasohol containing more than 10 % ETHANOL , gasolineystem additives , or white gas because engine / fuel s damage could result . 8 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATOR SAFETY All DANGER , WARNING , CAUTION and instructional Safety Decals messages on your rider and mower should be carefully This unit has been designed and manufactured to read and obeyed . Personal bodily injury can result when provide you with the safety and reliability you would these instructions are not followed . The information is for expect from an industry leader in outdoor power your safety and it is important ! The safety decals below equipment manufacturing . are on your rider and mower . Although reading this manual and the safety instructions If any of these decals are lost or damaged , replace them it contains will provide you with the necessary basic at once . See your local dealer for replacements . knowledge to operate this equipment safely and These labels are easily applied and will act as a constant effectively , we have placed several safety labels on the visual reminder to you , and others who may use the unit to remind you of this important information while you equipment , to follow the safety instructions necessary for are operating your unit . safe , effective operation . WARNING DANGER DANGER AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH • READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL ( S ) . • KNOW LOCATION AND FUNCTION OF ALL CONTROLS . • KEEP SAFETY DEVICES ( GUARDS , SHIELDS , SWITCHES , ETC . ) IN PLACE AND WORKING . • REMOVE OBJECTS THAT COULD BE THROWN BY THE BLADE . • DO NOT MOW WHEN CHILDREN OR OTHERS ARE AROUND . • NEVER CARRY CHILDREN EVEN WITH BLADES OFF . ROTATING BLADES CUT • LOOK DOWN AND BEHIND BEFORE AND WHILE BACKING . Decal - Transmission Release OFF ARMS AND LEGS • AVOID SUDDEN TURNS . OPERATING ON SLOPES • IF YOU CANNOT BACK UP A HILL , DO NOT OPERATE ON IT . STOP MOWER WHEN CHILDREN Part No . 1723160 • GO UP AND DOWN SLOPES , NOT ACROSS . CAN BE DANGEROUS ARE NEAR . • IF MACHINE STOPS GOING UPHILL , STOP BLADE AND NO RIDERS — THEY FALL OFF . BACK DOWN SLOWLY . SEE OPERATOR'S MANUAL . IF YOU • BE SURE BLADE ( S ) AND ENGINE ARE STOPPED BEFORE This product is equipped with RMO ™ System : CANNOT BACK - UP A HILL , DO NOT PLACING HANDS OR FEET NEAR BLADE ( S ) . the RMO system . Refer to the DRIVE ON IT . operator's manual for a full • WHEN LEAVING MACHINE , SHUT OFF ENGINE , REMOVE KEY , explanation of the RMO AND SET PARKING BRAKE . system and for important safety messages . DO NOT TOW TRACTOR ! DAMAGE MAY RESULT TO TRANSMISSION . 1726923 Decal - Operating Instructions , North American Models , Part No . 1726923 Decal - Ignition Switch Positions Part No . 1722806 DANGER DANGER Amputation and Thrown Objects Hazard Amputation Hazard To avoid injury from rotating blades and thrown debris , stay clear of deck edge 1704277 To avoid injury from rotating and discharge . Do not mow without blades , stay clear of deck edge . deflector or entire grass catcher in place . 1704276 Decal - Danger , Side - Decal - Danger , Side Discharge Models Discharge Models Part No . 1704276 Part No . 1704277 9 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATOR SAFETY Test 4 — Blade Brake Check Safety Interlock System Tests Mower blades and mower drive belt should come to a This unit is equipped with safety interlock switches and complete stop within five seconds after electric PTO other safety devices . These safety systems are present switch is turned OFF ( or operator rises off seat ) . If for your safety : do not attempt to bypass safety switches , mower drive belt does not stop within five seconds , and never tamper with safety devices . Check their readjust the PTO clutch as described in the operation regularly . ADJUSTMENTS section or see your dealer . Operational SAFETY Checks Test 5 — Reverse Mow Option ( RMO ) Check Your unit is equipped with a seat switch safety system . • Engine should shut off if reverse travel is attempted if Check the seat switch operation every fall and spring the PTO has been switched on and RMO has not with the following tests . been activated . Test 1 — Engine should NOT crank if : • RMO light should illuminate when RMO has been activated . • PTO switch is ON , OR NOTE : Once the engine has stopped , the PTO switch • Brake pedal is NOT fully depressed ( parking brake must be turned off after the operator returns to the seat OFF ) , OR in order to start the engine . • The cruise control lever is NOT in NEUTRAL . Test 2 — Engine SHOULD crank if : • PTO switch is OFF , AND WARNING • Brake pedal is fully depressed ( parking brake ON ) , AND If the unit does not pass a safety test , do not operate it . See your authorized dealer . Under no • The cruise control lever is in NEUTRAL . circumstance should you attempt to defeat the Test 3 — Engine should SHUT OFF if : purpose of the safety interlock system . • Operator rises off seat with PTO engaged , OR • Operator rises off seat with brake pedal NOT fully depressed ( parking brake OFF ) . 10 Reproduction for Not
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS Electric HOC Models Manual Lift Models 12V Figure 1 . Features and Controls Control Functions The information below briefly describes the function of individual controls . Starting , stopping , driving , and mowing require the combined use of several controls applied in specific sequences . To learn what combination and sequence of controls to use for various tasks see the Operation section . Throttle Control Reverse Mowing Option ( RMO ) The throttle controls engine speed . Move the throttle The Reverse Mowing Option allows for mowing ( or use forward to increase engine speed and back to decrease of other PTO driven attachments ) while traveling in engine speed . Always operate at FULL throttle . reverse . If you choose to mow or operate another attachment in reverse , turn the RMO key after the PTO is engaged . The L.E.D . light will illuminate , and the Headlights operator can then mow in reverse . Each time the PTO is The light switch turns the tractor headlights on and off . disengaged the RMO needs to be reactivated if desired . 11 Reproduction for Not
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS arrow raises cutting height , RIGHT arrow rotates the spout right , etc ) . When the adjustment indicator has PTO Switch reached the end of its travel , release the switch ; holding The PTO ( Power Take - Off ) switch engages and the switch down will damage the motor . disengages attachments that use the PTO . To engage the PTO , pull UP on the switch . Push DOWN to Note that the operator must be seated firmly disengage . Cruise Control ( Select Models ) in the tractor seat for the PTO to function . The cruise control is used to lock the ground speed control in forward . Move the lever forward until the desired ground speed is reached . To disengage the Ignition Switch cruise control move the lever back . In the event you The ignition switch starts and stops the engine , it has need to stop quickly , depressing the brake pedal will also three positions : return the cruise control to neutral . OFF Stops the engine and shuts off the electrical system . Seat Adjustment Lever The seat can be adjusted forward and back . Move the RUN Allows the engine to run and powers the lever , position the seat as desired , and release the lever electrical system . to lock the seat into position . START Cranks the engine for starting . Transmission Release Valve Lever NOTE : Never leave the ignition switch in the RUN position with the engine stopped – this drains the battery . The transmission release valve lever deactivates the transmission so that the tractor can be pushed by hand . See PUSHING THE TRACTOR BY HAND for Brake Pedal operational information . Depressing the brake pedal applies the tractor brake . Fuel Tank Ground Speed Pedals To remove the cap , turn counterclockwise . On models The tractor’s forward ground speed is controlled by the with a dashboard display , the fuel gauge is part of the forward ground speed control pedal . The tractor’s dashboard . Models without a dashboard display have a reverse ground speed is controlled by the reverse fuel gauge located under the seat . ground speed control pedal . 12V Depressing either pedal will increase ground speed . Power Outlet ( Select Models ) Note that the further down the pedal is depressed , the The power outlet is 12V - DC . Accessory must be rated at faster the tractor will travel . 14 amps or less . Parking Brake Steering Tilt Adjust ( Select Models ) The parking brake knob is used to lock the parking brake Use the tilt knob located on the bellows to release the when the tractor is stopped . Fully depressing the brake pivot mechanism and pivot the wheel to the desired pedal and pulling up on the knob engages the parking position . Release the tilt knob to lock in position . brake . Attachment Lift Control Lever Mower Height of Cut Adjustment When using the mower deck , lift the deck off the ground The cutting height is infinitely adjustable between 1 ” and while transporting to and from the job site . DO NOT cut 3 - 5 / 8 . ” with the mower in the raised , transport position . Electric Height of Cut Models : The cutting height Manual Lift Models : The attachment lift control lever adjustment switch controls the mower cutting height . raises and lowers attachments that utilize the tractor’s This same switch also controls the spout rotator motor manual lift linkage . when a snowthrower is installed . The arrows on the switch correspond to the direction of adjustment ( UP 12 Reproduction for Not
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS Parking Brake Function Applying the Parking Brake - To lock the parking brake , release the ground speed pedals ( A , Figure 2 ) , C fully depress the brake pedal ( B ) , pull UP on the parking brake knob ( C ) , and then release brake pedal . Releasing the Parking Brake - To release the parking brake , fully depress the brake pedal ( B , Figure 2 ) and push the parking brake knob ( C ) DOWN . IMPORTANT NOTE : The tractor’s hydraulic attachment B lift will not work when the parking brake is engaged . A Figure 2 . Engaging the Parking Brake Automatic Controlled Traction What is Automatic Controlled Traction ? What to Expect from Your ACT Tractor Automatic Controlled Traction ( ACT ) is an exclusive For the most part , while using your tractor you will not feature of our transmissions that provides improved notice ACT working , and you will simply become traction . ACT applies a preset amount of torque to both accustomed to increased traction an ACT transmission rear wheels even if one starts slipping ( a transmission provides . without ACT will lose traction completely if one rear Under certain circumstances the ACT system limit can wheel starts slipping ) . This preset torque is just enough be exceeded , and one of the rear wheels may slip ( for to provide additional traction , and still allow the wheels to instance if trying to turn up a hill while accelerating ) . turn at different speeds in a tight turn without damaging This is normal . If you start to lose traction , do not speed the lawn . up . Instead , slow to a stop , straighten the steering wheel , and slowly accelerate . Stopping the tractor allows the transmission to regain more traction . The 12 - volt accessory plug is located in the left side pod 12 Volt Power Outlet ( see Figure 1 ) . It can be used to power small electronic ( Select Models ) devices . The accessory must be rated at 9 amps or less . NOTE : Operating a 12 - volt accessory , especially with the CAUTION engine at idle , may cause battery discharge . When not using the accessory plug it must be covered with the Avoid Injury . Safe operation requires your full rubber plug to prevent moisture from causing a short attention . Do not wear radio or music headphones circuit . Entrance of water into plug can cause a short while operating machine . circuit . 13 Reproduction for Not
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS Dashboard Display and Functions A B Dashboard Display Refer to Figure 3 . D A . FUEL LEVEL Indicates the amount of fuel in the fuel tank . Left is C empty ; right is full . Cruise PTO B . HOUR METER / CLOCK / SERVICE INDICATOR Displays the clock , hour meter , and maintenance F E H G reminder . C . SELECT BUTTON Figure 3 . Dashboard Display Used to set the clock and reset the maintenance reminder . Dashboard Functions D . SET BUTTON DASHBOARD DISPLAY MODELS Used to set the clock and reset the maintenance Display Total Running Hours - When the key switch is reminder . first turned to the RUN position , all warning indicators will E . PTO LIGHT light and the total running hours will be displayed . Be sure all lights are functioning . Indicates the PTO switch is in the ON position . Display PTO Hours - Turn the key OFF , engage the F . CRUISE CONTROL LIGHT PTO , and turn the key to RUN ( engine off ) . Indicates that the cruise control is engaged . Set the Clock - Start the engine , leave the engine G . LOW OIL PRESSURE LIGHT running . Depress the select button ( C , Figure 3 ) for three ( 3 ) seconds and release . Depress set button and HOLD Indicates that the engine oil pressure is low . The light will to advance time . Depress select button to select turn on when the tractor is first started and then go out . minutes . Depress and HOLD set button ( D ) to advance IF THIS LIGHT TURNS ON WHILE THE TRACTOR IS time . Leave alone for 5 seconds and clock will activate . IN USE , TURN THE ENGINE OFF IMMEDIATELY . Shut off engine . Contact your authorized dealer for service . Demonstration Mode - With the engine off , hold down H . LOW VOLTAGE LIGHT the set button ( D ) and turn the key switch to RUN . Indicates that the electrical system voltage is low . The Maintenance Reminder - A maintenance reminder will light will turn on when the tractor is first started and then display in the information window ( B ) after the first 5 go out . IF THIS LIGHT TURNS ON WHILE THE hours of operation , and then after every 50 hours . The TRACTOR IS IN USE , TURN THE ENGINE OFF reminder will automatically reset after 5 hours . The IMMEDIATELY . Contact your authorized dealer for reminder can be manually reset by turning the key switch service . from OFF to RUN ( with engine off ) and then depressing the set ( D ) and select ( C ) buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds . 14 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATION 4 . Set the throttle to FULL . General Operating Safety 5 . Insert the ignition key and turn it to START . Be sure to read all information in the Operator Safety section before attempting to operate this unit . Become 6 . After the engine starts , move the engine throttle familiar with all of the controls and how to stop the unit . control to SLOW . Warm up the engine by running it for at least a minute . 7 . Set throttle to FULL . Adding Fuel NOTE : In the event of an emergency the engine can be stopped by simply turning the ignition switch to STOP . WARNING Use this method only in emergency situations . For normal engine shut down follow the procedure given in Gasoline is highly flammable and must be STOPPING THE TRACTOR AND ENGINE . handled with care . Never fill the tank when the engine is still hot from recent operation . Do not allow open flame , smoking or matches in the Stopping the Tractor and Engine area . Avoid over - filling and wipe up any spills . 1 . Return the ground speed control ( s ) to neutral . 1 . Remove the fuel cap ( A , Figure 4 ) . 2 . Disengage the PTO and wait for all moving parts to stop . 2 . Fill the tank . Do not overfill . Leave room in the tank for fuel expansion . Refer to your engine manual for 3 . Set the throttle to Slow . Allow to run 30 - 60 seconds . specific fuel recommendations . 4 . Turn the ignition switch to OFF . Remove the key . 3 . Install and hand tighten the fuel cap . Driving The Tractor 1 . Sit in the seat and adjust the seat so that you can Do not use gasoline containing METHANOL , comfortably reach all the controls and see the gasohol containing more than 10 % dashboard display . ETHANOL , gasoline additives , or white gas because engine / fuel system damage could 2 . Engage the parking brake . result . 3 . Make sure the PTO switch is disengaged . 4 . Start the engine ( see STARTING THE ENGINE ) . 5 . Disengage the parking brake and release the brake pedal . 6 . Depress the forward ground speed control pedal to travel forward . Release the pedal to stop . Note that A the further down the pedal is depressed the faster the tractor will travel . 7 . Stop the tractor by releasing the ground speed control pedals , setting the parking brake , and Figure 4 . Fuel Cap stopping the engine ( see STOPPING THE TRACTOR AND ENGINE ) . Starting the Engine 1 . While sitting in the operator’s seat , fully depress the brake pedal or set the parking brake . 2 . Make sure that your feet are not depressing the ground speed control pedals and that the cruise control lever is in neutral . 3 . Disengage the PTO clutch . 15 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATION Mowing Mowing in Reverse 1 . Set the mower cutting height to the desired level and If an operator chooses to mow in reverse , the RMO set the gauge wheels to the appropriate position ( if system can be used . To use the Reverse Mowing equipped ) . Option ( RMO ) turn the RMO key after the PTO is engaged . The L.E.D . light will illuminate , and the 2 . Engage the parking brake . Make sure the PTO switch operator can then mow in reverse . Each time the PTO is is disengaged . disengaged the RMO needs to be reactivated if desired . 3 . Start the engine ( see STARTING THE ENGINE ) . The key can be removed to restrict access to the RMO feature . 4 . Fully lower the mower using the attachment lift lever . 5 . Set the throttle to FULL . Attachment Operation in Reverse 6 . Engage the PTO ( Mower Deck ) . If an operator chooses to operate a PTO driven 7 . Begin mowing . See Lawn Care and Mowing attachment in reverse , the RMO system can be used . Information section for tips on mowing patterns , lawn To use the Reverse Mowing Option ( RMO ) turn the RMO care , and troubleshooting information . key after the PTO is engaged . The L.E.D . light will illuminate , and the operator can then operate the 8 . When finished , shut off the PTO and raise the mower attachment in reverse . Each time the PTO is disengaged using the attachment lift control lever . the RMO needs to be reactivated if desired . The key can 9 . Stop the engine ( see STOPPING THE TRACTOR be removed to restrict access to the RMO feature . AND ENGINE ) . WARNING The engine will shut off if the reverse ground speed pedal is depressed while the PTO is on and the RMO has not been activated . The operator should always turn the PTO off prior to driving across on roads , paths or any area that maybe used by other vehicles . Sudden loss of drive could create a hazard . WARNING Mowing in reverse can be hazardous to bystanders . Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children . Never activate RMO if children are present . Children are often attracted to the unit and the mowing activity . 16 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATION Pushing the Tractor by Hand 1 . Disengage the PTO and turn the engine off . 2 . Pull the transmission release lever ( A , Figure 5 ) back approximately 2 - 1 / 2 ” ( 6 cm ) to lock into released position . 3 . The tractor can now be pushed by hand . DO NOT TOW TRACTOR Towing the unit will cause transmission damage . • Do not use another vehicle to push or pull this unit . • Do not actuate the transmission release valve lever while the engine is running . A Figure 5 . Transmission Release Lever and Fuel Tank Adjusting Mower Cutting Height A The cutting height is infinitely adjustable between approximately 1 ” and 3 - 5 / 8 ” ( 2,5 - 9,2 cm ) . B Electric Height of Cut Models : The cutting height adjustment switch ( A , Figure 6 ) controls the mower cutting height . This same switch also controls the spout rotator motor when a snowthrower is installed . The arrows on the switch correspond to the direction of adjustment ( UP arrow raises cutting height , RIGHT arrow rotates the spout right , etc ) . When the adjustment indicator has reached the end of its travel , release the switch ; holding the switch down will damage the motor . Attachment Lift Control Figure 6 . Raising and Lowering Mower Manual Lift Models : The attachment lift lever ( B , Figure 6 ) raises and lowers attachments that utilize the tractors manual lift linkage . To lower an attachment : pull the lever back slightly , depress the release button , and push the lever forward until it locks in the lowered position . To raise an attachment : push the lever forward slightly , depress the release button , then pull the lever back until it locks in the raised position . 17 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATION Mower Deck Removal and Installation WARNING Engage parking brake , disengage PTO , stop engine and remove key before attempting to install or remove the mower . B Removing the Mower Deck A 1 . Park the tractor on a hard , level surface such as a concrete floor . Turn off PTO switch and engine , remove the key , and apply the parking brake . 2 . Place mower in the lowest cutting position using the mower height switch , then disconnect the cutting height mower wire harness plug . Figure 7 . Disconnect Lift Chain 3 . Place attachment lift in the down position . 4 . Disconnect lift chain ( A , Figure 7 ) from lift hook ( B ) on tractor . Repeat on other side . A B 5 . Move idler arm ( A , Figure 8 ) to remove belt tension . Remove belt from the PTO pulley ( B ) . 6 . Turn the wheels straight ahead . Pull back on spring - loaded lever ( A , Figure 9 ) and lift mower hitch off of the tractor hitch brackets ( B ) . 7 . Turn wheels fully left , and slide mower deck out from under the right side of the tractor . CAUTION The muffler and surrounding areas may be hot . Figure 8 . Removing and Installing Belt Installing the Mower Deck 1 . Park tractor , shut off PTO and engine , remove the key and apply parking brake . Turn the wheels fully to the left . 2 . Place the mower lift lever in the down position . Slide mower deck under right side of tractor so that mower B hitch is aligned with the front tractor hitch . 3 . Turn wheels straight . Pull back on the spring - loaded lever ( A , Figure 9 ) while lifting up on the mower hitch . Install mower hitch onto tractor hitch brackets ( B ) . When properly installed , the spring - loaded lever should seat fully underneath the brackets . 4 . Connect lift chain ( A , Figure 7 ) onto lift hook ( B ) on A tractor . Repeat on other side . 5 . Move idler arm ( A , Figure 8 ) to relieve belt tension . Figure 9 . Mower Hitch Install belt onto the PTO pulley ( B ) . 6 . Reconnect the cutting height motor wire harness to the tractor harness . 18 Reproduction for Not
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OPERATION Mower Deck Washout Port A NOTE : The washout port allows you to connect a typical garden hose to the trim side ( L.H . ) of the mower deck to remove grass and debris from the underside . This ensures proper and safe operation of the mower . 1 . Place the lawn tractor on a smooth level surface . WARNING Before running the mower , make sure the hose is B properly connected and does not come into contact with the blades . When the mower is running and the blades are engaged , the person cleaning the mower deck must be in the operator position , and there are no bystanders . Failure to follow these precautions C may result in serious injury or death . 2 . Attach the quick disconnect ( A , Figure 10 ) to garden hose ( B ) and connect to washout port ( C ) on mower deck . 3 . Turn the mower on and place in the highest cutting position . 4 . Run water to remove grass and debris from underside of mower deck . 5 . Turn the mower off . 6 . Remove the garden hose and quick disconnect from the washout port when completed . Figure 10 . Mower Deck Washout Port Storage Before you store your unit for the off - season , read the Maintenance and Storage instructions in the Safety Rules section , then perform the following steps : • Battery life will be increased if it is removed , put in a WARNING cool , dry place and fully charged about once a month . If the battery is left in the unit , disconnect the Never store the unit ( with fuel ) in an enclosed , negative cable . poorly ventilated structure . Fuel vapors can travel to an ignition source ( such as a furnace , Before starting the unit after it has been stored : water heater , etc . ) and cause an explosion . • Check all fluid levels . Check all maintenance items . Fuel vapor is also toxic to humans and animals . • Perform all recommended checks and procedures found in the Engine Manual . • Disengage the PTO , set the parking brake , and • Allow the engine to warm up for several minutes remove the key . before use . • Perform engine maintenance and storage measures listed in the engine owner’s manual . This includes draining the fuel system , or adding stabilizer to the fuel ( do not store a fueled unit in an enclosed structure - see warning ) . 19 Reproduction for Not
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LAWN CARE AND MOWING INFORMATION HOW TO WATER YOUR LAWN How and When to Water , The best method of watering a lawn Fertilize and Aerate is to imitate a slow , soaking rain , Most lawns are watered too often , applying about 1 inch of water . but with too little water . However HOW TO FERTILIZE YOUR LAWN too much water can allow Fertilizing with a slow - release development of diseases with your fertilizer provides missing nutrients lawn . It is best to water the lawn which help create slow , even growth . only when necessary , and then to Remember that over - fertilizing can water it slowly , evenly , and cause harm , and that most fertilizing deeply — imitating a slow , soaking should be applied in the spring so rain . that it will release into the lawn WHEN TO WATER YOUR LAWN through the summer . When the lawn begins to wilt , the grass’s color dulls , or AERATING YOUR LAWN footprints stay compressed for more than a few seconds , Consider aerating your lawn in spring . Using an aerator the lawn is beginning to dry out , and needs additional to remove cores of soil from the lawn increases the moisture . The best time to water is early morning to allow speed of clipping decomposition and encourages deeper the water to soak deeply into the lawn and reduce the root growth by opening up the soil and permitting greater amount that evaporates in the hot afternoon sun . movement of water , fertilizer and air . How High To Mow the Grass Cut less than Cutting the grass too short causes weak , thin 1 / 3 Optimal grass plants , which are easily damaged by dry cutting point periods and pests . at less than Letting grass grow a bit longer — especially when it 1 / 3 from top is hot and dry — reduces heat build - up , preserves of grass blade needed moisture and protects the grass from heat damage and other problems . Cutting down to this area contributes to Cutting off too much at one time shocks the plant’s thatch problems growth system and weakens the grass plants . A good rule of thumb is the 1 / 3 rule : to cut no more than one third of the grass height , and never more than 1 inch at a time . Cut Here On Cut Tall Grass Requires Incremental First Pass Here On Second Cutting Pass For extremely tall grass , set the cutting height at maximum for the first pass , and then reset it to the desired height and mow a second or third time . Don’t cover the grass surface with a heavy layer of clippings . 20 Reproduction for Not
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LAWN CARE AND MOWING INFORMATION When and How Often to Mow The time of day and condition of the grass greatly affect the results you’ll get when mowing . For the best results , follow these guidelines : ● Mow when the grass is between 3 ” - 4 ” ( 7,5 - 10 cm ) high . ● Mow with sharp blades . Short clippings of grass one inch or shorter decompose more quickly than longer blades . Sharp mower blades cut grass cleanly and efficiently , preventing frayed edges which harm the grass . ● Mow at time of day when the grass is cool and dry . Late afternoon or early evening often provide these ideal mowing conditions . ● Avoid mowing after rain or even heavy dew , and never mulch when the grass is wet ( moist grass does not mulch well , and clumps beneath the mower deck ) . Note : Always operate the engine at full throttle when mowing . Proper Mowing Speed ENGINE SPEED & GROUND SPEED Always operate the engine at full throttle when mowing . If you hear the engine slowing down , you are mowing too fast — maintaining a slower ground speed will improve the cutting efficiency of the blades and prevents many common cutting problems . Select an appropriate ground speed for the thickness and height of the grass you are cutting ( 3rd gear or slower for manual gear models , or mid - range or slower for hydro models ) . If you hear the engine slowing down you are mowing too fast , use a slower ground speed . HOW MUCH GRASS TO CUT OFF Mow when the grass is 3 ” - 4 ” inches ( 7,5 - 10cm ) long . Do not cut off more that 1 ” ( 2.5cm ) of grass in a single pass . 21 Reproduction for Not
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MAINTENANCE Maintenance Schedule The following schedule should be followed for normal care of your tractor and mower . MAINTENANCE ITEMS Before Every 5 Every Every Every Spring Each Hours 25 100 250 & Fall Use Hours Hours Hours Check Safety Interlock System • Check Tractor Brakes • Check Mower Blade Stopping Time • • Check Tractor / Mower for Loose Hardware • Check / Clean Cooling Fins ( If Equipped ) • Check / Adjust PTO Clutch • Lubricate Tractor & Mower * * • Lubricate Rear Axle Shafts Yearly Clean Battery and Cables • Check Tire Pressure • Clean Deck and Check / Replace Mower • Blades * * Check Engine Oil Level • Check / Change Engine Air Filter * • Change Engine Oil * • • • Change Engine Oil and Filter * • Inspect Spark Plug ( s ) * • Check / Replace Fuel Filter * * Refer to engine owner’s manual . Change original engine oil after initial break - in period . * * More often in hot ( over 85 ° F : 30 ° C ) weather or dusty operating conditions . 22 Reproduction for Not
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MAINTENANCE Safety Interlock System Check Engine Maintenance Service Interval : Every Fall & Spring Refer to the Engine Manual for all engine maintenance procedures and recommendations . Check the function of the safety interlock system using the test procedure found on Page 10 of this manual . If Transmission Maintenance the tractor fails any of the tests , see your dealer . The K66 is a sealed unit and does not require regular Blade Brake Check maintenance . If the transmission lacks drive or is excessive noisy , it may need to be purged . See your Service Interval : Every 100 Hours or Fall & Spring Dealer for this procedure . Mower blades and mower drive belt should come to a complete stop within five seconds after electric PTO switch is turned off . 1 . With tractor in neutral , PTO disengaged and operator in seat , start the engine . 2 . Look over the left - hand footrest at the mower drive belt . Engage the PTO and wait several seconds . Disengage the PTO and check the amount of time it takes for the mower drive belt to stop . 3 . If mower drive belt does not stop within five seconds , re - adjust the clutch or see your dealer . Check Tire Pressures Size PSI bar Service Interval : Every 25 Hours Tire Pressure should be checked periodically , and 23 x 10.5 - 12 6 - 8 , 41 - , 55 maintained at the levels shown in the chart . Note that these pressures may differ slightly from the “ Max 16 x 6.5 - 8 12 - 15 , 68 - , 82 Inflation ” stamped on the side - wall of the tires . The pressures shown provide proper traction , improve cut quality , and extend tire life . Figure 11 . Tire Pressure PTO Clutch Adjustment Check Service Interval : Every 250 Hrs Check the PTO clutch adjustment after every 250 hours of operation – or if the clutch starts slipping or will not engage . Check and adjust the clutch using the procedure outlined in the Adjustments section of this manual . 23 Reproduction for Not
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MAINTENANCE 4 . Remove the hardware ( A through I , Figure 13 ) Battery Maintenance retaining the wheel assembly to the axle and lubricate the axle shaft using anti - seize compound or lithium grease . WARNING 5 . Reinstall the components in reverse order of When removing or installing battery cables , disassembly and lower the unit . Be sure the key ( A , disconnect the negative cable FIRST and reconnect Figure 13 ) is in place in the axle keyway . it LAST . If not done in this order , the positive terminal can be shorted to the frame by a tool . Cleaning the Battery and Cables B Service Interval : Every 100 Hours 1 . Disconnect the cables from the battery , negative C cable first ( A , Figure 12 ) . 2 . Remove the battery hold - down strap ( B ) and battery . 3 . Clean the battery compartment with a solution of baking soda and water . A 4 . Clean the battery terminals and cable ends with a wire brush and battery terminal cleaner until shiny . 5 . Reinstall the battery in the battery compartment , and secure with the battery hold - down strap ( B ) . 6 . Reattach the battery cables , positive cable first ( C ) . 7 . Coat the cable ends and battery terminals with petroleum jelly or non - conducting grease . Figure 12 . Cleaning Battery and Cables Lubricate Rear Axle Shafts Service Interval : Yearly A We recommend removing the rear wheel hubs and D B lubricating the axle shafts yearly . This prevents the wheel hubs from seizing onto the axle shaft and makes future service easier . 1 . Turn off the ignition , turn off the PTO , engage the parking brake , and block the front tires . C 2 . Using a jack or chain hoist positioned at the center of G the rear frame , carefully jack the unit up until the rear H tires are approximately 1 " - 2 " ( 2.5 - 5 cm ) off the ground . NOTE : For overall unit stability during service , do not E jack rear end higher than required for wheel removal . F 3 . Support the rear of the unit on jackstands positioned under the rear frame . Figure 13 . Rear Axle Hardware NOTE : Your axle assembly may differ slightly from the A . Key F . Small Washer assembly pictured : the quantity of washers is adjusted B . Stationary Washer / Washer G . Retaining Ring on a tractor by tractor basis during assembly to allow a C . Spacer H . Axle Cap small amount of axle end - play . D . Wheel and Hub I . Large Washer E . Axle Cap Retainer 24 Reproduction for Not
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MAINTENANCE Lubrication Service Interval : Every 25 Hours Lubricate the unit at the locations shown in Figures 14 - 16 as well as the lubrication points listed . Generally , all moving metal parts should be oiled where contact is made with other parts . Keep oil and grease off belts and pulleys . Wipe surfaces clean before and after lubrication . Grease : • steering linkage Figure 15 . Lubricate Steering Linkage • foot pedal • mower linkage • transmission idler assembly pivot • rear axle shafts ( remove wheel hubs ) • front axle where it contacts the frame Use grease fittings when present . Automotive lithium grease is recommended . Oil : • control linkage • seat adjustment assembly • brake linkage • mower deck height adjustment linkage • manual lift lever Figure 16 . Lubricate Arbor Lubrication Points Figure 14 . Lubricate the Tractor 25 Reproduction for Not
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MAINTENANCE Servicing the Mower Blades Service Interval : Every 100 Hours or As Required WARNING For your personal safety , do not handle the sharp mower blades with bare hands . Careless or improper handling of blades may result in serious injury . LOOSEN WARNING For your personal safety , blade mounting Figure 17 . Blade Removal capscrews must each be installed with a hex / spline washer and spring washer , then securely tightened . Torque blade mounting B capscrew to 45 - 55 ft - lbs ( 61 - 75 Nm ) . NOTE : Mower blades must be timed perpendicular to each other . 1 . Remove mower deck ( see “ Mower Deck Removal ” ) . A C 2 . To remove blade for sharpening , use a block of wood ( Figure 17 ) to prevent blade rotation while loosening the capscrew . 3 . Remove the bolt ( A , Figure 18 ) , spring washer ( B ) , and blade . 4 . Use a file to sharpen blade to a fine edge . If blade is Figure 19 . Blade Installation damaged , it must be replaced . 5 . Balance the blade as shown in Figure 19 . Center the blade’s hole on a nail lubricated with a drop of oil . A balanced blade will remain level . Workbench 6 . Reinstall the blade ( Figure 18 ) with the tabs pointing up toward the mower deck as shown . Reinstall the spring washer ( B ) and bolt ( A ) . Use a wooden block ( C ) to prevent blade rotation while tightening the bolt to 45 - 55 ft - lbs ( 61 - 75 Nm ) . Nail Figure 20 . Balancing the Blade 26 Reproduction for Not
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TROUBLESHOOTING Troubleshooting WARNING While normal care and regular maintenance will extend To avoid serious injury , perform maintenance on the life of your equipment , prolonged or constant use the tractor or mower only when the engine is may eventually require that service be performed to stopped and the parking brake engaged . allow it to continue operating properly . Always remove the ignition key , disconnect the The troubleshooting guide below lists the most common spark plug wire and fasten it away from the plug problems , their causes , and remedies . before beginning the maintenance , to prevent See the information on the following pages for accidental starting of the engine . instructions on how to perform most of these minor adjustments and service repairs yourself . If you prefer , all of these procedures can be performed for you by your local authorized dealer . TROUBLESHOOTING THE TRACTOR PROBLEM CAUSE REMEDY Engine will not turnover or start . 1 . Brake pedal not depressed . Fully depress brake pedal . 2 . PTO ( electric clutch ) switch Place in OFF position . in ON position . 3 . Cruise control engaged . Move lever to Neutral position . 4 . Out of fuel . If engine is hot , allow it to cool , then refill the fuel tank . 5 . Engine flooded . Disengage choke . 6 . Circuit breaker tripped . Wait one minute for automatic reset . Replace if defective . 7 . Battery terminals require See Battery Maintenance section . cleaning . 8 . Battery discharged or dead . Recharge or replace . 9 . Wiring loose or broken . Visually check wiring and replace broken or frayed wires . Tighten loose connections . 10 . Solenoid or starter motor faulty . See your dealer . 11 . Safety interlock switch faulty See your dealer . 12 . Spark plug ( s ) faulty , fouled Clean and gap or replace . or incorrectly gapped . See engine manual . 13 . Water in fuel . Drain fuel & refill with fresh fuel . Replace fuel filter . 14 . Gas is old or stale . Drain fuel & refill with fresh fuel . Replace fuel filter . Engine starts hard or runs poorly . 1 . Fuel mixture too rich . Clean air filter . Check choke adjustment 2 . Spark plug ( s ) faulty , fouled , or Clean and gap or replace . incorrectly gapped . See Engine Manual . Engine knocks . 1 . Low oil level . Check / add oil as required . 2 . Using wrong grade oil . See engine manual . Excessive oil consumption . 1 . Engine running too hot . Clean engine fins , blower screen and air cleaner . Clean radiator screen . 2 . Using wrong weight oil . See Engine Manual . 3 . Too much oil in crankcase . Drain excess oil . Engine exhaust is black . 1 . Dirty air filter . Replace air filter . See Engine Manual . 2 . Choke closed . Open choke . Engine runs , but tractor will 1 . Ground speed control pedals Depress pedals . not drive . not depressed . 2 . Transmission release lever Move into drive position . in “ push ” position . 3 . Drive belt is broken . See Drive Belt Replacement . 4 . Drive belt slips . See cause and remedy below . 5 . Parking brake is engaged . Disengage parking brake . 27 Reproduction for Not
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TROUBLESHOOTING Tractor Troubleshooting Cont . Tractor drive belt slips . 1 . Clutch / brake is out of adjustment . See Maintenance section . 2 . Pulleys or belt greasy or oily . Clean as required . 3 . Belt stretched or worn . Replace with new belt . 4 . Idler pulley pivot bracket Remove idler pulley bracket , clean and lubricate . “ frozen ” in declutched position . Brake will not hold . 1 . Brake is incorrectly adjusted . See Brake Adjustment . 2 . Internal brake worn . See your dealer . Tractor steers hard or 1 . Steering linkage is loose . Check and tighten any loose connections . handles poorly . See Steering Gear Adjustment . 2 . Improper tire inflation . Check and correct . 3 . Front wheel spindle Grease spindles . See Lubricating the bearings dry . Tractor . TROUBLESHOOTING THE MOWER PROBLEM CAUSE REMEDY Mower will not raise . 1 . Lift linkage not properly attached Attach or repair . or damaged . Mower cut is uneven . 1 . Mower not leveled properly . See Mower Adjustment . 2 . Tractor tires not inflated See Maintenance section . equally or properly . Mower cut is rough looking . 1 . Engine speed too slow . Set to full throttle . 2 . Ground speed too fast . Slow down . 3 . Blades are dull . Sharpen or replace blades . See Mower Blade Service . 4 . Mower drive belt slipping Clean or replace belt as necessary . because it is oily or worn . 5 . Check PTO ( Electric Clutch ) See Maintenance section . Adjustment . 6 . Blades not properly fastened See Servicing the Mower Blades . to arbors . Engine stalls easily with 1 . Engine speed too slow . Set to full throttle . mower engaged . 2 . Ground speed too fast . Slow down . 3 . Carburetor improperly adjusted . See Engine Manual . 4 . Cutting height set too low . Cut tall grass at maximum cutting height during first pass . 5 . Discharge chute jamming Cut grass with discharge pointing toward with cut grass . previously cut area . 6 . Engine not up to operating Run engine for several minutes to warm - up . temperature . 7 . Starting mower in tall grass . Start the mower in a cleared area . Excessive mower vibration . 1 . Blade mounting screws Tighten to 45 - 55 ft - lbs ( 61 - 75 Nm ) . are loose . 2 . Mower blades , arbors , Check and replace as necessary . or pulleys are bent . 3 . Mower blades are out Remove , sharpen , and balance blades . of balance . See Servicing the Mower Blades . 4 . Belt installed incorrectly . Reinstall Correctly . Excessive belt wear or breakage . 1 . Bent or rough pulleys . Repair or replace . 2 . Using incorrect belt . Replace with correct belt . Mower drive belt slips 1 . Idler pulley spring broken or not Repair or replace as needed . or fails to drive . properly attached . 2 . Belt stops out of adjustment . Check belt stops . 3 . Mower drive belt broken . Replace drive belt . 4 . PTO clutch out of adjustment . Adjust PTO clutch . 28 Reproduction for Not
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TROUBLESHOOTING Seat Adjustment PITCH ADJUSTMENT A The pitch of the seat can be adjusted to one of three B positions . To adjust , remove the carriage bolts , spacers , washers , and nuts ( A , Figure 20 ) from the hinge and reinstall them in the desired holes . SEAT SLIDE ADJUSTMENT The seat can also be adjusted forward and back . Move the lever ( B , Figure 20 ) , position the seat as desired , and release the lever to lock the seat into position . SEAT SPRING ADJUSTMENT The seat springs ( C , Figure 20 ) can be adjusted to provide a softer or firmer ride . Tilt the seat forward and slide the spring assembly forward for a softer ride , and back for a firmer ride . B Transport Adjustment NOTE : Raising the trunnion on the J - hook will adjust the deck to the highest position when it is lowered . Lowering Figure 20 . Seat Adjustment the trunnion on the J - hook will adjust the deck to the lowest position when it is lowered . 1 . Loosen jam nut ( A , Figure 21 ) . 2 . Remove the hair pin ( B ) and washer ( C ) from E B trunnion . C 3 . Remove the trunnion ( D ) , J - hook ( E ) , and jam nut ( A ) from mower lift arm . 4 . Turn trunnion up or down to adjust height . 5 . Place trunnion , J - hook , and jam nut in mower lift arm . 6 . Install washer and hair pin . Tighten jam nut . D 7 . Check and adjust if necessary . 8 . Repeat on other side . A Battery Charging Figure 21 . Transport Adjustment WARNING To charge the battery , follow the instructions provided by Keep open flames and sparks away from the the battery charger manufacturer as well as all warnings battery ; the gasses coming from it are highly included in the safety rules sections of this book . Charge explosive . Ventilate the battery well during the battery until fully charged ( until the specific gravity of charging . the electrolyte is 1.250 or higher and the electrolyte temperature is at least 60 ° F ) . Do not charge at a rate A dead battery or one too weak to start the engine may higher than 10 amps . be the result of a defect in the charging system or other electrical component . If there is any doubt about the cause of the problem , see your dealer . If you need to replace the battery , follow the steps under Cleaning the Battery and Cables in the Maintenance section . 29 Reproduction for Not
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TROUBLESHOOTING Steering Gear Adjustment If there is excessive slack in the steering system , the steering gear backlash can be removed . 1 . Locate the steering gear assembly on the underside B of the tractor ( see Figure 22 ) . Loosen the two nuts and adjust the bracket so the gear teeth are closely A meshed . 2 . Tighten nuts ( A ) to 36 - 44 ft - lbs ( 49 - 59 Nm ) after adjustment . Brake Adjustment 1 . Disengage the PTO , stop the engine , block the wheels , remove the ignition key , and engage the parking brake . Figure 23 . Brake Spring Adjustment 2 . Remove the mower deck ( see Mower Deck Removal ) . 3 . Locate the brake spring ( A , Figure 23 ) and adjustment nut ( B ) . PTO Clutch Adjustment 4 . With the parking brake engaged , measure the Check the PTO clutch adjustment after every 250 hours compressed spring length . The spring should be 2 - of operation . Also perform the following procedure if the 1 / 2 ” ( 6,4 cm ) when compressed . clutch is slipping or will not engage , or if a new clutch has been installed . If the spring is not within this range , turn the adjustment nut to compress or release the spring . If this adjustment does not correct a braking problem , WARNING see your dealer . To avoid serious injury , perform adjustments only with engine stopped , key removed and tractor on level ground . A 1 . Remove key from ignition switch and disconnect spark plug wires to prevent the possibility of accidental starting while the PTO is being adjusted . 2 . Note the position of the three adjustment windows ( A , Figure 24 ) in the side of the brake plate and the nylock adjustment nuts ( B ) . 3 . Insert a . 012 ” - . 015 ” ( 2,5 - 4 mm ) feeler gauge ( A , Figure 25 ) through each window , positioning the gauge between the rotor face and the armature face ( B ) as shown . 4 . Alternately tighten the adjustment nuts ( C ) until the Figure 22 . Steering Gear Adjustment ( Manual rotor face and armature face just contacts the gauge . Steering Only ) 30 Reproduction for Not
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TROUBLESHOOTING 5 . Check the windows for an equal amount of tension A when the gauge is inserted and removed , and make B any necessary adjustments by tightening or loosening the adjustment nuts . NOTE : The actual air gap between the rotor and armature may vary even after performing the adjustment procedure . This is due to dimensional variations on component parts , and is an acceptable condition . 6 . Check the mower blade stopping time . The mower B blades and mower drive belt should come to a complete stop within five seconds after the electric PTO switch is turned off . B 7 . Perform the BLADE BRAKE CHECK found in the Maintenance section . Mower blades and mower drive Figure 24 . PTO Clutch Adjustment belt should come to a complete stop within five seconds after electric PTO switch is turned off . Mower Belt Replacement C B PTO BELT REPLACEMENT 1 . Park the tractor on a smooth , level surface such as a concrete floor . Disengage the PTO , turn off the engine and lock the parking brake . Remove the key . Lower the mower to its lowest position . 2 . Remove the left and right mower belt covers . A 3 . Move the idler arm release lever ( A , Figure 26 ) to relieve belt tension . Remove the PTO belt ( B ) from the engine PTO clutch pulley ( C ) . Figure 25 . Adjust PTO Clutch 4 . Remove the old belt and replace with a new one . Make sure the belt is seated in the pulley grooves . 5 . Move the idler arm release lever to release tension on the PTO belt and install on the engine PTO pulley E and mower PTO pulley ( D ) as shown . 6 . Reinstall the right and left belt covers . A 7 . Run the mower under a no - load condition for about 5 minutes prior to using . ARBOR DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT Replacement of the arbor drive belt ( E , Figure 26 ) requires the idler pulley tensioning spring to be released . See you local authorized servicing dealer for this repair . C D B Figure 26 . PTO Belt Replacement 31 Reproduction for Not
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TROUBLESHOOTING Leveling the Mower If the cut is uneven , the mower may need leveling . Unequal or improper tire pressure may also cause an uneven cut . Make sure tire pressure is correct as A specified in Checking Tire Pressure . SIDE - TO - SIDE LEVELING B 1 . With the mower installed , place the tractor on a smooth , level surface such as a concrete floor . Turn the front wheels straight forward . 2 . Check for bent blades and replace if necessary . 3 . Place the mower in mid - cut position . Arrange the Figure 27 . Side - to - Side Leveling outside mower blades so that they are pointing from side - to - side . 4 . Measure the distance between the outside tips of each blade and the ground . If there is more than 1 / 8 ” ( 3 mm ) difference between the measurements on each side , proceed to Step 5 . If the difference is 1 / 8 ” ( 3 mm ) or less , proceed to Step 6 . 5 . Loosen the outside nut ( A , Figure 27 ) . Turn the eccentric nut ( B ) to raise or lower left - hand side of mower . When mower is level , hold the eccentric nut while tightening the outside nut . NOTE : When using a turbo collection system , raise the discharge side of the mower approximately 1 / 4 ” ( 6 mm ) to compensate for turbo assembly weight . Check the level of the cut grass and adjust the 1 / 4 ” ( 6 mm ) measurement as necessary for a smooth , even cut . A B FRONT - TO - BACK LEVELING 6 . Arrange the blades so they face front - to - back . 7 . Measure the distance from the ground to the front tip Figure 28 . Front to Back Leveling of the center blade , and from the ground to rear tips A . Outside Nut of left - hand and right - hand blades . B . Eccentric Nut Front tip of the center blade should be 1 / 4 " ( 6 mm ) higher than rear tips of left - hand and right - hand blades . If not , proceed with Steps 8 and 9 . 8 . Loosen the outside nut ( A , Figure 28 ) . Turn the eccentric nut ( B ) to raise or lower the front of the mower . When the mower is level , hold the eccentric nut while tightening the outside nut . 9 . Re - check the blade measurement then tighten the front nut against the bracket to secure . 32 Reproduction for Not
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BRIGGS & STRATTON POWER PRODUCTS GROUP , L.L.C . OWNER WARRANTY POLICY LIMITED WARRANTY Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group , LLC will repair and / or replace , free of charge , any part ( s ) of the equipment that is defective in material or workmanship or both . Briggs & Stratton Corporation will repair and / or replace , free of charge , any part ( s ) of the Briggs and Stratton engine * ( if equipped ) that is defective in material or workmanship or both . Transportation charges on product submitted for repair or replacement under this warranty must be borne by purchaser . This warranty is effective for the time periods and subject to the conditions stated below . For warranty service , find the nearest Authorized Service Dealer using our dealer locator at www.BriggsandStratton.com . There is no other express warranty . Implied warranties , including those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose , are limited to one year from purchase or to the extent permitted by law . Liability for incidental or consequential damages are excluded to the extent exclusion is permitted by law . Some states or countries do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , and some states or countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages , so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you . This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or country to country . WARRANTY PERIOD Item Consumer Use Commercial Use : Equipment 2 Years 90 Days Engine * 2 Years 1 Year Battery 1 Year 1 Year The warranty period begins on the date of purchase by the first retail consumer or commercial end user , and continues for the period of time stated above . “ Consumer use ” means personal residential household use by a retail consumer . “ Commercial use ” means all other uses , including use for commercial , income producing or rental purposes . Once product has experienced commercial use , it shall thereafter be considered as commercial use for purposes of this warranty . No warranty registration is necessary to obtain warranty on Briggs & Stratton products . Save your proof of purchase receipt . If you do not provide proof of the initial purchase date at the time warranty service is requested , the manufacturing date of the product will be used to determine warranty eligibility . ABOUT YOUR WARRANTY We welcome warranty repair and apologize to you for being inconvenienced . Warranty service is available only through servicing dealers authorized by Briggs & Stratton or BSPPG , LLC . Most warranty repairs are handled routinely , but sometimes requests for warranty service may not be appropriate . This warranty only covers defects in materials or workmanship . It does not cover damage caused by improper use or abuse , improper maintenance or repair , normal wear and tear , or stale or unapproved fuel . Improper Use and Abuse - The proper , intended use of this product is described in the Operator’s Manual . Using the product in a way not described in the Operator’s Manual or using the product after it has been damaged will void your warranty . Warranty is not allowed if the serial number on the product has been removed or the product has been altered or modified in any way , or if the product has evidence of abuse such as impact damage , or water / chemical corrosion damage . Improper Maintenance or Repair - This product must be maintained according to the procedures and schedules provided in the Operator’s Manual , and serviced or repaired using genuine Briggs & Stratton parts . Damage caused by lack of maintenance or use of non - original parts is not covered by warranty . Normal Wear - Like all mechanical devices , your unit is subject to wear even when properly maintained . This warranty does not cover repairs when normal use has exhausted the life of a part or the equipment . Maintenance and wear items such as filters , belts , cutting blades , and brake pads ( engine brake pads are covered ) are not covered by warranty due to wear characteristics alone , unless the cause is due to defects in material or workmanship . Stale Fuel - In order to function correctly , this product requires fresh fuel that conforms to the criteria specified in the Operator’s Manual . Damage caused by stale fuel ( carburetor leaks , clogged fuel tubes , sticking valves , etc ) is not covered by warranty . * Applies to Briggs and Stratton engines only . Warranty coverage of non - Briggs and Stratton engines is provided by the engine manufacturer . 33 Reproduction for Not
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CALIFORNIA , U.S . EPA , AND BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION EMISSIONS CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS Effective November 2008 Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities : The California Air Resources Board , U.S . EPA , and Briggs & Stratton ( B & S ) • As the small engine / equipment owner , you are responsible for the performance are pleased to explain the emissions control system warranty on your Model of the required maintenance listed in your owner’s manual . B & S recommends that Year 2008 and later engine / equipment . In California , new small off - road engines you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your engine / equipment , but B & S must be designed , built , and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti - smog cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or your failure to ensure the standards . B & S must warrant the emissions control system on your engine / performance of all scheduled maintenance . equipment for the periods of time listed below provided there has been no abuse , • As the engine / equipment owner , you should however be aware that B & S may neglect , or improper maintenance of your small off - road engine . deny you warranty coverage if your engine / equipment or a part has failed due to Your emissions control system may include parts such as the carburetor or abuse , neglect , improper maintenance , or unapproved modifications . fuel injection system , fuel tank , ignition system , and catalytic converter . Also • You are responsible for presenting your engine / equipment to a B & S distribution included may be hoses , belts , connectors , sensors , and other emissions - related , servicing dealer , or other equivalent entity , as applicable , as soon as a center assemblies . Where a warrantable condition exists , B & S will repair your engine / problem exists . The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount equipment at no cost to you including diagnosis , parts , and labor . of time , not to exceed 30 days . If you have any questions regarding your warranty Manufacturer’s Warranty Coverage : rights and responsibilities , you should contact B & S at ( 414 ) 259 - 5262 . Small off - road engines are warranted for two years . If any emissions - related part ective , the part will be repaired or replaced by on your engine / equipment is def B & S . BRIGGS & STRATTON EMISSIONS CONTROL WARRANTY PROVISIONS The following are specific provisions relative to your Emissions Control Warranty The warranty on emissions - related parts is as follows : Coverage . It is in addition to the B & S engine warranty for non - regulated engines • Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required found in the Operator’s Manual . maintenance in the owner’s manual supplied , is warranted for the warranty period stated above . If any such part fails during the period 1 . Warranted Emissions Parts of warranty coverage , the part will be repaired or replaced by B & S at Coverage under this warranty extends only to the parts listed below ( the no charge to the owner . Any such part repaired or replaced under the emissions control systems parts ) to the extent these parts were present on warranty will be warranted for the remaining warranty period . the engine purchased . • Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular inspection in the a . Fuel Metering System owner’s manual supplied , is warranted for the warranty period stated • Cold start enrichment system ( soft choke ) above . Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be • Carburetor and internal parts warranted for the remaining warranty period . • Fuel pump • Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required • Fuel line , fuel line fittings , clamps maintenance in the owner’s manual supplied , is warranted for the • Fuel tank , cap and tether period of time prior to the first scheduled replacement point for that • Carbon canister part . If the part fails prior to the first scheduled replacement , the part b . Air Induction System will be repaired or replaced by B & S at no charge to the owner . Any • Air cleaner such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the • Intake manifold remainder of the period prior to the first scheduled replacement point • Purge and vent line for the part . c . Ignition System • Add on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources • Spark plug ( s ) Board may not be used . The use of any non exempted add on or • Magneto ignition system modified parts by the owner will be grounds for disallowing a warranty d . Catalyst System claim . The manufacturer will not be liable to warrant failures of • Catalytic converter warranted parts caused by the use of a non exempted add on or • Exhaust manifold modified part . • Air injection system or pulse valve 3 . Consequential Coverage e . Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems Coverage shall extend to the failure of any engine components caused by • Vacuum , temperature , position , time sensitive valves and switches the failure of any warranted emissions parts . • Connectors and assemblies 4 . Claims and Coverage Exclusions 2 . Length of Coverage Warranty claims shall be filed according to the provisions of the B & S engine For a period of two years from date of original purchase , B & S warrants to warranty policy . Warranty coverage does not apply to failures of emissions the original purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that the engine is parts that are not original equipment B & S parts or to parts that fail due to designed , built , and equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations abuse , neglect , or improper maintenance as set forth in the B & S engine adopted by the Air Resources Board ; that it is free from defects in material warranty policy . B & S is not liable for warranty coverage of failures of and workmanship that could cause the failure of a warranted part ; and emissions parts caused by the use of add - on or modified parts . that it is identical in all material respects to the engine described in the manufacturer’s application for certification . The warranty period begins on the date the engine is originally purchased . LOOK FOR RELEVANT EMISSIONS DURABILITY PERIOD AND AIR INDEX INFORMATION ON YOUR ENGINE EMISSIONS LABEL For example , a typical walk - behind lawn mower is used 20 to 25 hours per year . Engines that are certified to meet the California Air Resources Board ( CARB ) Emissions Standard must display information regarding the Emissions Durability Therefore , the Emissions Durability Period of an engine with an intermediate rating would equate to 10 to 12 years . Period and the Air Index . Briggs & Stratton makes this information available to Briggs & Stratton engines are certified to meet the United States Environmental the consumer on our emissions labels . The engine emissions label will indicate Protection Agency ( USEPA ) Phase 2 emissions standards . For Phase 2 certified certification information . engines , the Emissions Compliance Period referred to on the Emissions The Emissions Durability Period describes the number of hours of actual Compliance label indicates the number of operating hours for which the engine running time for which the engine is certified to be emissions compliant , assuming has been shown to meet Federal emissions requirements . proper maintenance in accordance with the Operating & Maintenance Instructions . The following categories are used : For engines less than 225 cc displacement : Moderate : Category C = 125 hours tified to be emissions compliant Engine is cer Category B = 250 hours for 125 hours of actual engine running time . Category A = 500 hours Intermediate : Engine is certified to be emissions compliant For engines of 225 cc or more displacement : for 250 hours of actual engine running time . Category C = 250 hours Extended : Category B = 500 hours Engine is certified to be emissions compliant Category A = 1000 hours for 500 hours of actual engine running time . Reproduction for Not
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SPECIFICATIONS / PARTS AND ACCESSORIES ENGINE : TRANSMISSION : 24 HP * Briggs & Stratton K66 Make Briggs & Stratton Type Hydrostatic Tuff Torq K66 Model Extended Life Series with EFM Hydraulic Fluid 10w 30 Premium Engine Oil Horsepower 24 @ 3600 rpm Capacity 2.6 qt ( 2,5 L ) Displacement 49.4 cu in . ( 810 cc ) Speeds Forward : 5.8 MPH ( 9,3 km / h ) Electrical System 12 Volt , 16 amp . Alternator , Battery : 340 CCA @ 3400 rpm Reverse : 3.5 MPH ( 5,6 km / h ) Oil Capacity 64 - 68 oz ( 1,9 - 2,0 L ) Continuous Torque 310 ft - lbs ( 419 Nm ) Spark Plug Gap 0.030 in . ( 0.76 mm ) Output Drawbar Rating 440 lbs ( 200 Kg ) Maximum Weight 674 lbs ( 306 Kg ) The spark ignition system complies with Canadian standard on Axle ICES - 002 . DIMENSIONS : CHASSIS : Overall Length 75 ” ( 190,5 cm ) Fuel Tank Capacity 4.0 Gallons ( 15 L ) Overall Width 62 ” ( 157,5 cm ) Rear Wheels Tire Size : 23 x 10.5 - 12 Height At Top of Seat : 47 ” ( 119,4 cm ) Inflation Pressure : 6 - 8 psi ( , 41 - , 55 bar ) Front Wheels Tire Size : 16 x 6.5 - 8 Inflation Pressure : 12 - 15 psi ( , 8 - 1 bar ) Engine Power Rating Information NOTE : Specifications are correct at time of printing and are subject to change without notice . * The gross power rating for individual gas engine models is labeled in accordance with SAE ( Society of Automotive Engineers ) code J1940 ( Small Engine Power & Torque Rating Procedure ) , and rating performance has been obtained and corrected in accordance with SAE J1995 ( Revision 2002 - 05 ) . Torque values are derived at 3060 RPM ; horsepower values are derived at 3600 RPM . Actual gross engine power will be lower and is affected by , among other things , ambient operating conditions and engine - to - engine variability . Given both the wide array of products on which engines are placed and the variety of environmental issues applicable to operating the equipment , the gas engine will not develop the rated gross power when used in a given piece of power equipment ( actual " on - site " or net power ) . This difference is due to a variety of factors including , but not limited to , accessories ( air cleaner , exhaust , charging , cooling , carburetor , fuel pump , etc . ) , application limitations , ambient operating conditions ( temperature , humidity , altitude ) , and engine - to - engine variability . Due to manufacturing and capacity limitations , Briggs & Stratton may substitute an engine of higher rated power for this Series engine . Technical Manuals Maintenance Items Additional copies of this manual are available , as well as Many convenient and helpful service and maintenance fully illustrated parts lists . Technical manuals can be items are available from you authorized dealer . Some of downloaded from www.simplicitymfg.com . these items include : Engine Oil Tire Sealant Touch - Up Paint Degrimer / Degreaser Replacement Parts Grease Gun Kit Gas Stabilizer Replacement parts are available from your authorized 8 oz Grease Tube dealer . Always use genuine Simplicity Service Parts . Optional Accessories Dozer Blade 42 ” Snow Thrower Attachments Dump Cart Dozer Sub Frame Catcher Triple Bag Collector Tiller Wheel / Tire Chains Turbo Collector Dethatcher ( requires adapter ) Front Weight Carrier Dethatcher Adapter Rear Weight Carrier Mulching Kit Wide Body Cart Collector Rear Attachment Kit Utility Bucket Snow Thrower Cab 35 Reproduction for Not
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Copyright © 2009 Briggs and Stratton Power Products Group , LLC Milwaukee , WI , USA . All rights reserved . SIMPLICITY is a registered trademark of Briggs and Stratton Corp . , Milwaukee WI , USA . All rights reserved . Reproduction for Not
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