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YaRD'MaNi ] / / OPERATOR'S MANUAL Riding Mower Internal Bagging System 27.5 " Cutting Deck Model 247.270170 Factory No . 13A - 325 - 402 IMPORTANT : READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY Warning : This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest - covered , brush - covered or grass - covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws ( if any ) . If a spark arrester is used , it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator . In the State of California the above is required by law ( Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code ) . Other states may have similar laws . Federal laws apply on federal lands . A spark an'ester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department , P . O . Box 368022 Cleveland , Ohio 44136 - 9722 . MTD PRODUCTS INC . P . O . BOX 368022 CLEVELAND , OHIO 44136 - 9722 PRINTED IN U . S . A . FORM NO , 770 - 10201 ( 12 / 98 )
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Content Page Finding Model Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Calling Customer Support Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Safe Operation Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Slope Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Contents of Hardware Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Service & Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Off - Season Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Trouble - Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 FINDING MODEL NUMBER This Operator's Manual is an important part of your new rider mower . It will help you assemble , prepare and maintain your rider mower . Please read and understand what it says . Before you start to prepare your dder mower for its first use , please locate the model plate and copy the information from it in the space below . The information on the model plate is very important if you need help from your dealer or the MTD customer support department . • Every rider mower has a model plate . You can locate it by pivoting the cover upward and lookingunder the frame . A sample model plate is shown below . This is where your model number will be . This is where your serial number will be . Copy the model number here : PRODUCTSINC Copy the serial number here : CALLING CUSTOMER SUPPORT SERVICE Locate your rlder's model number and serial number - - Record this information in the space provided above . To find your unit's specific model number and sedal number , see previous section . If you are having difficulty assembling this product or if you have any questions regarding the controls , operation or maintenance of this unit , please call the Customer Support Department . Customer Support can be reached by dialing : 1 - 330 - 220 - 4MTD ( 1 - 330 - 220 - 4683 ) or 1 - ( 800 ) - 800 - 7310 Please have your unit's model number and serial number ready when you call . Although both numbers are important , you will be asked to enter only the $ erlalnumber before your call can be processed .
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SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES This symbol points out important safety instructions which , if not followed , couldendanger the per - sonal safety and / or propertyof yourselfand others . Read and follow all instructionsinthis manual before attemptingto operate your ridermower . Failure to complywiththese instructionsmay result in personal injury . When you see thissymbol - - heed its warning . I Your rider mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this I , _ 13ANP.I = rI . manual . As with any type of power equipment , carelessness or error on the part of the operator . . . . . . . . can result in serious injury . If you violate any of these rules , you may cause serious injury to J [ _ yourse f or others . General Operation • Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck . This unit should not be • Read , understand , and followall instructionsinthe driven up or down a ramp onto a trailer or truck under manual and on the machine before starting . Keep this power , because the unit could tip over , causing manual ina safe place for future and regular reference and for orderingreplacement parts . serious personal injury . The unit must be pushed • Only allow responsible individuals familiar with the manually on a ramp to load or unload properly . instructions to operate the machine . Know controls • Never make a cutting height adjustment while engine and how to stop the machine quickly . is running , if operator must dismount to do so . • Do not put hands or feet under cutting deck or near Wear sturdy , rough - soled work shoes and close - fitting rotating pads . slacks and shirts . Do not wear loose fitting clothes or Clear the area of objects such as rooks , toys , wire , jewelry . They can be caught in moving pads . Never etc . , which could be picked up and thrown by the operate a unit in bare feet , sandals , or sneakers . blade . A small object may have been overlooked and • Check overhead clearance carefully before driving could be accidentally thrown by the mower in any underpower lines , wires , bridgesorlow hangingtree direction and cause injury to you or a bystander . To branches , before entering or leaving buildings , orin any help avoid a thrown objects injury , keep children , other situationwhere the operator may be struckor bystandem and helpers at least 75 feet from the pulled from the unit , which couldresult in serious injury . mower while itis in operation . Always wear safety • Disengage all attachment clutches , thoroughly glasses or safety goggles during operation or while depress the brake pedal , and shift into neutral before performing an adjustment or repair , to protect eyes attempting to start engine . from foreign objects . Stop the blade ( s ) when crossing Your mower is designed to cut normal residential gravel drives , walks or roads . grass of a height no more than 10 " . Do not attempt to • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mow through unusually tall , dry grass ( e . g . , pasture ) mowing . Stop machine ifanyone enters the area . or piles of dry leaves . Debris may build up on the Never carry passengers . mower deck or contact the engine exhaust presenting • Disengage blade ( s ) before shifting into reverse and a potential fire hazard . backing up . Always look down and behind before and while backing . Slope Operation • Be aware of the mower and attachment discharge Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip - direction and do not point itat anyone . Do not operate over accidents which can result in severe injury or death . All the mower without either the entire grass catcher or slopes require extra caution . If you cannot back up the slope the chute guard in place . or if you feel uneasy on it , do not mow it . Slow down before taming . Operate the machine For your safety , use the slope gauge included as part of this smoothly . Avoid erratic operation and excessive speed . manual to measure slopes before operating this unit on a • Never leave a running machine unattended . Always sloped or hillyarea . If the slope is greater than 15 ° as shown turn off blade ( s ) , place transmission in neutral , set on the slope gauge , do not operate this unit inthat area or park brake , stop engine and remove key before serious injury could result . dismounting . Do : Turn off blade ( s ) when not mowing . Mow up and down slopes , not across . • Stop engine and wait untilblade ( s ) comes to a Remove obstacles such as rocks , limbs , etc . complete stop before ( a ) removing grass catcher or Watch for holes , ruts or bumps . Uneven terrain could unclogging chute , or ( b ) making any repairs , adjusting overturn the machine . Tall grass can hide obstacles . or removing any grass or debris . Use slow speed . Choose a low enough gear so that • Mow only in daylight or good artificial light . Do not operate the machine while under the influence you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope . Always keep machine in gear when going down of alcohol or drugs . slopes to take advantage of engine braking action . • Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for roadways . wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability . 3
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e . Never store the fuel container or machine inside Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments . These can change the stability of the where there is an open flame or spark , such as a machine . gas hot water heater , space heater orfurnace . Never run a machine inside a closed area . Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual . Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction . To reduce fire hazard , keep the machine free of grass , leaves or other debris build - up . Clean up oil or Rapid engagement or braking could cause the front of the machine to lift and rapidly flip over backwards fuel spillage . Allow machine to cool at least 5 which could cause serious injury . minutes before storing . Avoid starting or stopping on a slope . If tires lose Before cleaning , repairing or inspecting , make traction , disengage the blade ( s ) and proceed slowly certain the blade and all moving parts have stopped . straight down the slope . Disconnect the spark plug wire , and keep the wire away from the spark plug to prevent accidental Do Not : starting . Do not turn on slopes unless necessary ; then , turn Check the blade and engine mounting bolts at slowly and gradually downhill , ifpossible . frequent intervals for proper tightness . Also , visually • Do not mow near drop - ells , ditches or inspect blade for damage ( e . g . , excessive wear , embankments . The mower could suddenly turn over bent , cracked ) . Replace with blade which meets if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff orditch , or if an odginal equipment specifications . edge caves in . Keep all nuts , boltsand screws tight to be sure the • Do not mow on wet grass . Reduced traction could equipment is in safe working condition . cause sliding . Never tamper with safety devices . Check their Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your proper operation regularly . Use all guards as foot on the ground . instructed in this manual . Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes . After striking a foreign object , stop the engine , remove the wire from the spark plug and thoroughly Children inspect the mower for any damage . Repair the Tragic accidents can occur ifthe operator is not alert to the damage before restarting and operating the mower . presence of children , Children are often attracted to the Grass catcher components are subject to wear , machine and the mowing activity . Never assume that damage and deterioration , which could expose children will remain where you last saw them . moving parts or allow objects to be thrown , Foryour Keep children out of the mowing area and in safety protection , frequently check components and watchful care of an adult other than the operator , replace with manufacturer's recommended parts Be alert and turn machine off ifchildren enter the when necessary . area . Mower blades are sharp end can cut . Wrap the • Before and when backing , look behind and down for blade ( s ) or wear gloves and use extra caution when small children . servicing blade ( s ) . • Never carry children . They may fall off and be Check brake operation frequently . Adjust and seriously injured or interfere with the safe machine service as required , operation . Muffler , engine and belt guards become hot during • Never allow children under 14 years old to operate operation and can cause a bum . Allow to cool down the machine . Children 14 years and over should only before touching . operate machine under close parental supervision DOnot change the engine governor settings or and proper instruction , overspeed the engine . Excessive engine speeds are • Use extra care when approaching blind comers , dangerous . shrubs , trees or other objects that may obscure your Observe proper disposal laws and regulations . vision of a child or other hazard . Improper disposal of fluids and matedals can harm • Remove key when machine is unattended to prevent the environment and the ecology . unauthorized operation . a . Prior to disposal , determine the proper method Service to dispose of waste from your local office of Environmental Protection Agency . Recycling Use extreme care in handling gasoline and other centers are established to properly dispose of fuels . They are extremely flammable and the vapors materials in an environmentally safe fashion , are explosive . b . Use proper containers when draining fluids . Do a . Use only an approved container . not use food or beverage containers that may a . Never remove fuel cap or add fuel with the mislead someone into drinking from them . engine running . Allow engine to cool at least two Properly dispose of the containers immediately minutes before refueling . following the draining of fluids . b . Replace fuel cap securely and wipe off any c . DO NOT pour oil or other fluids into the ground , spilled fuel before starting the engine as it may cause a fire or explosion . down a drain or into a stream , pond , lake or c . Extinguish all cigarettes , cigars , pipes and other other body of water . Observe Environmental sources of ignition . Protection Agency regulations when disposing d . Never refuel the machine indoors because fuel of oil , fuel , coolant , brake fluid , filters , batteries , tires and other harmful waste . vapors will accumulate in the area . 4
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SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE tO " ' " ' A " WARNING 4 < a . U _ Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees ( a rise of approximately 2 - 1 / 2 feet every 10 feet ) . u _ _ A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury . If operating a walk - behind mower on such a slope , it _ is extremely difficult to maintain your footing and you could slip , resulting in serious injury . " ' " ' Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes , never across the face of slopes . ma . 0 Operate WALK . BFHIND mowers across the face of slopes , never up and down slopes .
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UNPACKING Loose Pads Removing From Crate You will find the following loose parts in the crate . To • Remove all screws from bottom of the crate identify these pads , see Figure 1 . Remove loose using a 1 / 4 " socket or a flat blade screwdriver . parts very carefully so as not to damage or lose any . • Holding the sides of the crate firmly , liftthe 1 . Steering wheel components : steering wheel , cap , crate up and keep it aside . Avoid tire shaft , tube punctures . 2 . Operator's manual ( not shown in Figure 1 ) • Remove and discard plastic bag which covers the unit . 3 . Mulching plug & side - discharge chute 4 . Oil drain sleeve • Liftthe rear of the mower and clear the bottom 5 . Battery acid pack * ( not shown in Figure 1 ) of the crate . Repeat for the front . 6 . Battery cover • Be sure parking brake is disengaged ; roll unit 7 . Ignition keys ( not shown in Figure 1 ) out of the crate's way . 8 . Steering gear cover 9 . Bumper ( optional ) 10 . Hitch Plate ( optional ) * Notincludedas loosepartif unitshipped withwetbattery Side - Discharge Chute Steering Shaft erein Sleev Mulching Wheel Plug Cap Seat Steering Steering Wheel Hitch Plate ( Optional ) Bumper Steering Steering Gear Cover Tube J _ ; _ _ onal ) Figure 1
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Contents of Hardware Pack INSTALLING THE BATTERY ATTACHING STEERING TUBE Hex Screw 125 llllL _ IIlmulll ] I 710 - 0958 Down Rods Batte Id _ } < _ Hex Lock Nut Wing Nut 711 - 0222A 1 / 4 - 20 712 - 0397 712 - 0324 ATTACHING SEAT ASSEMBLY ATTACHING SIDE - ATTACHING STEERING WHEEL AND MULCHING PLUG DISCHARGE CHUTE Hex Lock Bolt , Wing Nut 712 - 0397 / , - _ _ _ r , , , _ Hex Tap . Screw " 11 4 , , - f5 / 16 " 18 x 1.00 Pushnut Fastener / - - Ij 710 - 0643 _ _ 726 - 0271 Hex Screws 1 / 4 - 20 x 2.75 " - - - _ ( _ Belleville Washer 710 - 0564 736 - 0242 _ _ ) " - _ 1 / 4 - 20 x 3.75 " ( _ 710 - 0825 ATTACHING STEERING SHAFT ATTACHING CONTROL KNOBS Screw 710 - 3217 - - - - _ Truss Head Machine _ ; ) _ ' < . - - - _ 1 / 4 - 20 thd . se , , . Tapp , nosorew 710 - 0599 Hex Nut 712 - 0142 _ _ ATTACHING STEERING GEAR COVER Control Knobs 731 - 1918 , ; . 1 , Se , , - , ' . , in0 crow 1 / 4 - 20 thd . 710 - 0599 ATTACHING OPTIONAL HITCH PLATE ATTACHING OPTIONAL BUMPER 5 / 16 - 18 x 0.75 " 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.0 " Hex Bolt _ 710 - 0118 H71e0x - B0o51lt4 - - - _ " _ _ Hsx Nut _ Flange Lock Nut _ ' _ ' - - - - - - _ 3 / 8 - 16 thd . LoWckasher / . y2 - 0287 736 - 0119 , , , , 712 - 0431 Figure 2 NOTE : Reference to front , rear , right or left hand side IMPORTANT : This unit is shipped WITHOUT of the mower is observed from the operating position . GASOLINE in the engine . Be certain to service engine with gasoline as instructed in the separate Items Required For Assembly engine manual before operating your mower . 1 . Fresh Gasoline All hardware necessary for assembling your 2 . 7 / 16 " wrench orsocket ( 2 ) rider mower is included in the hardware pack . 3 . 1 / 2 " socket ( 1 ) See Figure 2 and get familiar with the 4 . 9 / 16 " wrench or socket ( 1 ) hardware before starting to assemble unit . 5 . Phillips head screwdriver ( 1 ) 6 . Flat head screwdriver ( 1 ) 7
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ASSEMBLY NOTE : Continue assembling the rider mower while Installing Battery the battery is standing for30 minutes ( after fillingwith WARNING : Battery acid must be handled acid ) , and later while you are charging the battery . with great care as contact with it can burn A Follow the safety precautions mentioned previously . and blister the skin . Wear protective Also remember to take added precaution , as stated clothing ( goggles , rubber gloves and apron ) below , while activating the battery . when working with it . WARNING : When not in use , keep the Always shield eyes , protect skin and terminal covers in place . clothing when working near batteries . Do not short battery terminals ( avoid a Always keep battery out of reach of children . connection between the two battery posts or between the positive terminal and the Should battery acid accidentally splatter frame of the ridingmower ) , into the eyes or onto the face , rinse the Before installing battery , remove metal affected area immediately with clean cold bracelets , wristwatch bands , rings , etc . water . If there is any further discomfort , from your person . seek prompt medical attention . Connect positive terminal first to prevent If acid spills on clothing , first dilute it with sparks from accidental grounding . clean water , then neutralize with a solution of ammonia / water or baking soda / water . Do not use the rider mower battery to start other vehicles . Since battery acid Is corrosive , do not pour it into any sink or drain . Before Carefully remove electrolyte ( battery fluid , acid ) discarding empty electrolyte containers , pack from its box . rinse them with a neutralizing solution . Using a flat head screwdriver , remove the cell caps from the battery . Never connect or disconnect charger clips Open the carton containing the electrolyte to battery while charger is turned on as it ( acid ) pack pouch . Cut 1 / 4 " from the spout on can cause sparks . top of the acid pack . Keep all lighted materials ( cigarettes , Fill each cell of the battery up to the split ring . matches , lighters ) away from the battery as Do not exceed the maximum fill level . the hydrogen gas generated during Allow the battery to stand for 30 minutes with charging can be combustible . the caps off . The electrolyte level may drop due to the chemical reaction inthe battery . Add if As a further precaution , only charge the necessary . battery in a well - ventilated area . Make Do not overfill the battery . Overfilling the battery certain venting path of battery ( drain tube ) is can cause leakage which can damage your always open . new rider mower . Antidote Replace the cell caps on the battery . External : Flush with water . Charging the Battery Internal : Drink large quantities of water or milk . Follow with milk of magnesia , beaten WARNING : While charging the battery , do eggs or vegetable oil . Seek medical help not smoke . Keep the battery away from immediately . any sparks . The fumes from the battery acid Eyes : Flush with cool water for at least 15 can cause an explosion . minutes , then get prompt medical attention . After the battery has been charged , add only distilled water . Do not add acid . Activating the Battery After fillingwith acid the battery has reached 85 % charging capacity . A newly activated IMPORTANT : If your rider mower was shipped witha battery will reach 100 % capacity in 1 to 2.5 wet battery , that is with the battery already filled with hours with a 3 ampere charge . electrolyte , skip the battery set - up section entirely and go to " installing the Battery " section on page 9 .
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Abattery charged by the alternator will have through the hole in the battery tray . Pull up on the hold - down rods through the the same life as a battery bench charged prior on the battery cover and insert one wing m to installation provided that the engine is run for each hold - down rod . Tighten the two wing 1 to 2.5 hourswith a 3 ampere alternator for the to secure the battery to the unit . See Figur _ initialcharge . NOTE : After battery has been charged , add only Wing Nu distilled water . Do not add electrolyte ( battery fluid , acid ) . Disposing of electrolyte After tilling the cells to the proper level , you may have some extra electrolyte ( battery fluid , acid ) left over . Follow the steps below for proper disposal . • Fill the plastic container halfway with tap water . Put two tablespoons of baking soda in the electrolyte / water mix . Fill rest of the container with water . • Pour the baking soda , water and electrolyte mix down the sink drain under running water . Figure 4 * Throw the plastic container inthe garbage . Attaching Steering Tube NOTE : The information listed above is for initial • Slide the steering tube into the steedng su charge . Refer to the Maintenance section of this bracket assembly . manual forbattery care and charging instructions • Secure with hex screw and hex inserted Io after regular usage . nut from the hardware pack . See Figure 5 . Installing the battery Steering Tube . - - , . • Pivot the cover of the mower upwards as shown in Figure 3 . Steering Support Bracket - Assembly Installbattery Hex Screw here Flgure 5 Attaching Steering Gear Cover , Optio Bumper & Optional Hitch Plate Figure 3 • Align the two holes on the steering gear c ( with the two corresponding holes on the fr Place the battery intothe battery opening with frame of the rider . See Figure 6A , positive terminal toward the rear of the unit . • Insert two self - tapping screws from the Make certain both the negative ( black ) cable hardware pack through these two holes ot and the positive ( red ) cable are routed up gear cover and the frame as shown in Fig _ through the battery opening . See Figure 4 . 6A . Secure tightly . Attach the positive ( red ) cable to the positive • If your rider mower is equipped with the terminal of the battery . See Figure 4 . Secure optional Bumper , align the two holes at h with hax bolt and nut provided with the battery . ends of the tube with the corresponding hc Slide rubber boot over the positive terminal . on the front of the rider . See Figure 6B . In _ Attachnegative cableto the negative terminalwith the two hex bolts from hardware pack as st a hex boltand nut provided . See Figure4 . and secure with the lock nut . Hook the curved end of the hold - down rod 9
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Attaching Control Knobs Aligntheholes on the hitch plate with the holes • Attach control knobs to the shift lever and on the rear frame assembly as shown in Figure 6C . Secure on each side with hex bolt , lock throttle / choke control lever using truss head washer and hex nut from the hardware pack . machine screws and hex nuts . See Figure 8 . B Lock L , . . _ , 0 = = - 1 - _ _ Control Knob rame Covne " Gea , : . . _ " _ Screw : C Hitch Plate . _ . _ ( Rear _ 1 _ / / / / _ _ t ¢ _ ° Cker Figure 8 ' 3 : _ - Hex Attaching Steering Wheel Frame _ • With the wheels of the tractor pointing straight forward , place the steering wheel over the steering shaft , positioning the steering wheel as Figure 6 desired . See Figure 9 . Attaching Steering Shaft • Place the bell washer with the cupped side • Slide the steering shaft over the steering tube down over the steering shaft . Secure with hex and secure with three self - tapping screws from lock bolt . the hardware pack . See Figure 7 . • Press the steering wheel insert onto the steering wheel aligning the four tabs in the rear of the steering wheel insert with the four slotsin the steering wheel so that the cap fits snugly . See Figure 9 . _ Steerlng Shaft He ] ( Lock Bolt Wheel Steering _ sher Steering Securewith ' . . . _ . i Shaft screw _ self - tapping Steering Wheel Insert J Figure 7 Figure 9 10
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side , or ( iii ) to mulch grass and recirculate clippings Attaching Side Discharge Chute back to the lawn . For the third option , attach the Your riding mower is shipped to you with the mulching plug to the side - discharge chute and then to gresscatcher fully assembled on the unit . A side the deck . discharge chute and a mulching plug are included as loose parts . Follow the instructions below to attach the side - discharge chute . Wing Nut _ FSlde Discharge Chute WARNING : Do not operate the mower if any one of the grasscatcher , discharge chute or mulching plug is notfirmly installed on the mower . Pivot the cover up and lower the cutting height Speed - Nut adjustment lever to the lowest position . Remove the two wing nuts ( A and B in Figure 10 ) from two ends of the grasscatcher chute . Mulching Plug Grasscatcher Figure 11 • To assemble the mulching plug , puttwo hex bolts through the mulching plug at the respective openings . • Place speed nuts over the hex bolts . • insert the plug into the side discharge chute Discharge Wing aligning the two slots on the two sides of the Nut B side - discharge chute with those on the Wing mulching plug . See Figure 11 . • Place wing nut on each of the hex bolts and thread a few turns . Check that the plug is aligned correctly within the discharge chute . • Tighten both wing nuts • To attach the mulching plug now to the unit , follow instructions to attach side discharge chute to the deck . Nut C Installing Seat and Safety Switch • Pivot the cover of the mower upwards . Nut A • Align the slots inthe frame with the four holes on the bottom of the seat and secure with four Figure 10 self - tapping screws . See Figure 12 . Loosen the two wing nuts ( C and D in Figure • Align the tabs on the safety switch with the 10 ) in the middle of the chute . Do not remove . large cut - out on the bottom of the seat , push All four wing nuts ( A , B , C , and D ) hold the the safety switch in and turn clockwise to lock . chute to the deck frame . See Figure 12 . Slide the grasscatcher chute to the rightand out of the deck frame . Se _ plng Screw Slide the side - discharge chute inand place it on the deck so that the four wing nut positions align with those on the deck . Reinsert wing nuts A and B that you had earlier removed . Tighten to secure . Tighten the two wing nuts C and D . Check and make sure that the side - discharge chute is properly installed and the hardware tightly secured . Attaching Mulch Plug Aligt safetyswitchand turn : lock'wiseto secure While operating your rider mower , you have three options : ( i ) to collect grass clippings inthe Figure 12 grasscatcher , ( ii ) to discharge grass clippings on the 11
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OPERATION Know Your Rider Mower Compare the illustrationsonthis page withyour rider mower to familiarizeyourself withthe location of various controls and adjustments . The operation of any rider mower can result in foreign objects being thrown into the operator's eyes , causing severe eye damage . Always wear safety glasses before operating the mower , or while performing any adjustments or repairs on it . Throttle / Choke Steering Wheel Control J Shift Lever GrsssFill Indicator g Height Adjustment Lever Blade Engagement Pedal Key Side Discharge \ SCopneterdol Chute Cutting Pedal Brake Pedal Deck Figure 13 Cover Engine Brake Pedal Battery Lock Figure 14 12
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If your rider mower stops while going uphill , Know the Controls stop the blade ( s ) and reverse downhill slowly . ( Refer to Figure 13 and Figure 14 . ) Do not mow when children or others are Throttle / Choke Control : Use to regulate the engine around . Never carry children . speed and to start the engine . Look down and behind before and while reversing . Speed Control Pedal : Use to regulate the ground Keep safety devices ( guards , shields , and speed of the rider mower . switches ) in place and working . Ignition Switch : Use to turn the engine ON or OFF . Remove objects that could be thrown by the Shift Lever : Use to change direction of the mower . blade ( s ) . Grass Fill Level Indicator : Use to determine the Know location and function of all controls . Be sure blade ( s ) and engine are stopped level of grass clipping inthe bag and when to stop before placing hands or feet near blade ( s ) . and empty it . Before leaving operator's position , disengage Parking Brake : Use to stop the mower from moving blade ( s ) , place the shiftlever in neutral , engage while parked . parking brake , shut engine off and remove key . Blade Engagement Pedal : Use to engage or Stopping Mower disengage the blade . • Release blade engagement pedal all the way . Blade Lock : Use to lock blade at the engaged • Release the speed control pedal and depress position . the brake pedal . Cutting Height Adjustment Lever : Use to raise and • When the mower comes to a complete stop , place the shift lever in neutral . lower the cuttingdeck which determines the cutting • Engage the parking brake by pulling up on the height . parking brake knob . Brake Pedal : Use to stop the mower's forward or • Turn the ignition key to OFF position and reverse motion . remove the key . Safety Interlock Using Throttle / Choke Control This unit is equipped with a safety interlock system for The throttle / choke control is used to increase or your protection . The interlock safety switches are decrease the speed of the engine . The FAST and the connected to the brake pedal , the blade engagement SLOW positionsare marked with illustrationsof a pedal , the shift lever , and the seat . rabbitand a turtle respectively . See Figure 15 . The purpose of the safety interlock system is • For normal operation and when using a threefold : grasscatcher , move the throttle / choke control a to prevent the engine from starting unless to the FAST position . the brake pedal is depressed and the blade • For maximum charging of the battery and also engagement pedal is disengaged ; for a cooler engine while running , move the b . to shut off the engine if the blade pedal is throttle / choke control to the FAST position . not disengaged when the shift lever is put • For transport and to tow pull - behind into reverse ; and attachments , move the throttle / choke control to c . to shut the engine off when the operator the SLOW position . leaves the seat without engaging the • Do . not adjust the governor to increase or parking brake . decrease the engine speed . The governor is set at the factory for maximum engine injury , do not operate the rider mower if the performance , and should not be altered . , _ WARNING : To avoid the dsk of serious interlock system is malfunctioning , Using Shift Lever To Maintain Safety The shift lever is used to regulate the direction of your rider mower . It can be set at forward , neutral , or WARNING : It is very important that you reverse settings . These settings , marked as F , N , and maintain safety while operating your rider R respectively , are located next to the shift lever on mower . Observing the caution rules the unit . See Figure 15 . mentioned below will enable you to enjoy • Before you move the shift lever to any of the your rider mower . positions , depress the brake pedal and stopthe Avoid serious injury or death . unit , Keep your foot on the brake pedal . Go up and down slopes , not across . Avoid sudden turns . Do not operate the unit where itcould slip or tip . 13
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Release the brake pedal . Stop the engine and remove the ignition key . Now your rider mower is parked . To release the parking brake • Depress the brake pedal . The parking brake will be automatically disengaged . Before Starting Service the engine with gasoline as described inthe engine manual . is running or hot . Do not smoke while filling Never fill fuel tank indoors , or when engine up the gasoline tank . Starting Engine ( Refer to Figure 16 . ) • Attach the wire to the spark plug . • Depress the brake pedal with your fight foot . • Set throttle / choke control in the CHOKE position ( all the way fonNard ) . Figure 15 • Place the shift lever in the NEUTRAL position . Move the lever outwards ( left ) to remove the • Turn the ignition key to the START position . As locking pin from the lever and slide the lever to soon as the engine starts , let the key return to the positiondesired . Look at the rear and make the ON position . sure the path is free of obstacles before • Move throttle / choke control out of CHOKE positioning the shift lever to the reverse . positionand into FAST throttle position . Do not force the shiftlever . If it does not shift , release the brake pedal slightly to line up the Hold straight shifting collar in the transmission , then try to 1 . move the shift lever . Slowly release the brake pedal and take your foot off the pedal . Always make sure that there is no one in the way when you run the mower . Place at N Move to FAST Adjusting Cutting Height 2J The deck cutting height adjustment lever is located on the cover . For a representation of the cutting height positions , refer to Figure 15 . • Pull the lever out of the slot and slide it upward or downward to the desired cutting height . • Lower the cutting height to mow close to the ground . • Raise the deck height to the highest position when you ride on a sidewalk or a road . toON • To mow tall or thick grass , move the cutting height adjustment lever to the highest position and cut . Then move the lever to a lower position and cut again . Figure 16 Using Parking Brake Starting Mower To engage parking brake • Completely push the brake pedal down and • Depress the brake pedal so that the parking stop the unit . brake is disengaged . • With your right foot on the brake pedal , move • Place the shiftlever ineither the FORWARD or the shift lever to the neutral position . the REVERSE position as you desire . Look to • Continuing to hold down the brake pedal with the rear and check before backing up , your right foot , pull up the parking brake knob . • Release the brake pedal . Make sure the parking brake holds the unit . • Depress the speed control pedal . 14
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• To stop , release the speed control pedal and Tap the bag on the ground so that the three depress the brake pedal . legs of the bag press against the ground . The • Press the blade engagement pedal downward bag lever should snap close while you push the until the blades are turning . The blades can be bag downwards . engaged either while the mower is in motion or Replace the bag on to the mower making sure while it is standing . the bag is placed on the flange on top of the Your rider mower is equipped with a blade lock to discharge chute . Pivot the cover down . keep the blade engaged without the operator having to depress the blade pedal continuously . • To engage the blade lock : While pressing _ rasscatcher down on the blade pedal , push the blade lock ag down with your heel . It should click into the " blade engaged " position . To disengage the blade lock , simply push down on the blade pedal and release the lock . WARNING : When the blades are engaged , keep feet and hands away from the discharge opening , the blades or any part of the deck . Stopping Mower • Release blade engagement pedal all the way . • Release the speed control pedal and depress the brake pedal . Handle • When the mower comes to a complete stop , place the shift lever in neutral . • Engage the parking brake by pulling up on the parking brake knob . • Turn the ignition key to OFF position and remove the key . NOTE : Do not leave the key in the ON position when PU _ eUS hre you are not operating the mower . Such action will drain the battery dead . Grass Fill Level Indicator This indicator was designed to add convenience to your ridingmower . While the mower is running , air will Figure 17 flow through the discharge chute and into the grass Using The Mower catcher . If the grass catcher is empty , air flows Observe the safety rules listed on pages 3 - 5 and 13 of through easily pushing the ball up . If the grass this manual for safe operation of your mower . catcher is full , air does not flow through itallowing the • Before mowing , make surethat the cuffingdeck is ball to fall . So ifyou see the white ball in the leveled . For deck adjustment , referto page 20 . grasscatcher fill level indicator falling down , you • You can engage the blade by pressing on the should stop the mower and empty the bag . blade engagement pedal with your left foot To Empty Grasscatcher while sittingon the operator's seat . • When mowing an area for the first time , watch • Stop the mower completely , pull up on the out for objects lying on the grass . If you strike a parking brake knob and take the ignition key foreign object , stop the engine . Remove wire out . Get off the operator's seat . from spark plug and thoroughly inspect the • Pivot the cover up . Pull up the grasscatcher mower for any damage . Repair the damage bag by the handle and take it to the proper before operating it again . disposal site . See Figure 17 . • Avoid scalping the lawn by adjusting the cutting • Hold the bag away from your body . Push height upwards and / or sharpening the blades . down on the bag lever and let the bottom • Mow at full throttle . Learn the terrain on which section of the bag fall downwards . The grass you are mowing . For best mowing results , mow clippings will be disposed of from the only when the grass is dry . bottom . See Figure 17 . 15
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turn the ignition off . This will prevent the hot The recommended mowing pattem is given below : engine exhaust gas from browning the grass . • Many communities no longer haul grass clippings to landfills . Composting the clippings from your grasscatcher is a viable solution . For this you witt have to empty the grasscatcher at the designated composting site . • Your dder mower is equipped witha mulching plugto mulchthe grass and recycleintothe lawn instead of collectingin the grasscatcherbag . • Mulch only when the grass is dry . Mulching wet Mow grass often and in regular intervals so that grass may damage the underside of the deck you can cut only 1 / 3 of the grass blade in one because wet grass tends to stick to it . Clean mowing . deck thoroughly if you mulch wet grass . To empty grass bag , stop the mowe r • For effective mulching , overlap mowing paths completely , engage the parking brake , and so that the c { ipplngsare distributed evenly . SERVICE & ADJUSTMENTS WARNING : Do not at any time make any Adjustment to the brake pedal is made at the cable end . See Figure 18 , adjustment to ridingmower without first stopping engine and disconnecting • Set the parking brake and turn ignition key off . • Shift the cutting height lever to the lowest spark plug wire . position . Brake Pedal Adjustment • Pivot the cover up and remove the During normal operation of the rider mower , the brake grasscatcher bag and the side - discharge is subject to wear and tear . Check the brake chute or the mulching plug from the mower . periodically by carrying out the following test : • Disconnect wire from the spark plug . • Release the parking brake and place the rider • Locate the brake cable on the right side under mower in neutral . Depress the brake pedal and the front housing . try to rollthe rider mower . The tractor should not = Using a pair of 1 / 2 " wrenches , loosen the jam move . If the tractor moves , adjust the brake . nuts and back the cable out to tighten or thread inward to loosen . WARNING : Do not adjust the brake while the • Retighten the jam nutswhen proper tension is engine Is running . Be sure to block the reached . wheels of the ridermower before making any • Unlock the parking brake and repeat the test adjustments on the brake cable . described above . Readjust if necessary . - Brake Cable Lock Washer Cable * - j Loosen = = _ = = = 11 = = = _ • s . mo ooo , aaibnuo ° c , , m . oob ° , a , . < n , ' yan ; , hoh * on . Figure 18 16
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Speed Control Pedal Adjustment Wheel Alignment The front wheels should toe - in 1 / 16 - 5 / 16 inch . To Adjustment to the speed control pedal is made at the cable end . See Figure 18 . adjust toe - in , follow these steps : • Remove the 3 / 8 " hex nut which holds the ball • Set the parking brake and turn ignition key off . • Shift the cutting height lever to the lowest joint to the steering segment . See Figure 19 . position . • Adjust the ball joint in or out untilthe wheels • Pivot the cover up and remove the toe - in approximately 1 / 16 - 5 / 16 " ( Dimension grasscatcher bag and the side - discharge chute " B " should be approximately 1 / 16 - 5 / 16 " less or the mulching plug from the mower . than dimension " A " ) . See Figure 19 . • Disconnect wire from the spark plug . • Replace the ball joint intothe steering segment , • Locate the speed control cable under the front and replace the 3 / 8 " hex nut . housing . Blade Brake / PTO Adjustment • Loosen the jam nuts and back the cable out to The blade engagement pedal should be adjusted tighten or thread inward to loosen . so that if you depress it about 3 / 4 " from the front of • Retighten the jam nuts when proper tension is the slot , it should start engaging the deck belt . The reached . PTO ( power take off ) switch is located in the blade • Reconnect the spark plug wire and pivot the brake slot on the left side of the upper frame . See cover down . Figure 20 . The brake engagement pedal needs to make contact with the PTO switch for the engine to start . Seat Adjustment Under normal operation , the blade engagement pedal The seat position on the rider mower can be adjusted should not require frequent adjustment . However , to maximize the operator's convenience . perform the following test periodically and make sure • Stop the mower completely and engage the that it is infine working condition . parking brake . Turn ignition off . • Pivot the cover up and check if there is enough • Pivot the cover up . slack on the deck engagement cable . • Loosen the four self - tapping screws on the bottom of the seat . • Depress the blade engagement pedal ( about 3 / 4 inch ) and check if the belt is engaging . • Slide the seat forward or backward in the slot , • If the cable is tight or too loose or the belt is not and position it as desired . engaging , adjust the deck engagement cable . • Retighten the four screws . Hex Nut Steering Segment _ v Ball Joint Tie Rod A . _ - front B . ( 1 / 16 - 5 / 16 " less than A ) Figure 19 17
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NOTE : You willhave reached correct adjustment to Pedodically check to see if these belts are too loose or damaged through wear and tear . If so , the deck engagement cable when the cable moves approximately 1 / 2 " off center fine in both directions . replace with new belt . While ordering these belts , refer to the Parts Listsection in this Adjustment to the blade brake will have to be made at manual for the correct part number . the cable end . See Figure 20 . Deck Belt Deck _ \ \ Hex Engage the parking brake and turn the ignition Engagement _ _ \ \ \ Nut off . Pivot the cover up and remove the grasscatcher . Remove the spark plug wire . Put the deck at the lowest cuttingheight by adjusting the cutting height adjustment lever to the lowest position . Working from the rear of the mower , remove the hex nut and the lock washer on the right side of the deck belt guard . You will need a 7 / 16 " socket wrench with 6 " extension to remove this bolt . Remove sett - tapping Remove hex nut & screw lock washer s I BpEl _ enegdadgeelment 1 Figure 20 ( View fromunderneaththe mowerwhile If the belt is slipping when you depress the workingfrom the rear ) blade engagement pedal about 3 / 4 " , loosen the two hex nuts on the cable . See Figure 20 . If the belt is engaging sooner than when the Figure 21 blade engagement pedal is 3 / 4 " from the PTO Using a 3 / 8 " socket wrench , remove the self - switch , tighten both the hax nutson the cable . tapping screw that holds opposite side of the See Figure 20 . deck belt guard . See Figure 21 . Push the right Repeat the blade engagement test and side of the deck belt guard forward and let it readjust if necessary . drop down . Pivot the cover back to its Originalposition . Using a 1 / 2 " socket wrench , remove two self - Belt Replacement tapping screws , lockwasher and hex nutthat hold the deck belt cover to the deck . See Figure 22 . There are two drive belts and one deck belt inyour For this , you willhave to workfrom the topleft rider mower ; follow the description below to identify side of the mower . Remove the belt cover . the belts . Using a 9 / 16 " wrench , loosen the hex nuton the 1 . The lower drive belt goes from the variable speed idler pulley . See Figure 22 . pulley to the transmission pulley . Remove belt from around deck pulley , idler 2 . The upper drive belt goes from the variable pulley , and the engine pulley . speed pulley to the upper sheave of engine Place the new belt around the deck pulley and pulley . the engine pulley making sure that the belt is 3 . The deck belt goes from the deck pulley to the routed inside the belt keepers . There are two lower sheave in engine pulley . 18
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the same location from where it was removed . belt keepers under the grasscatcher , one on the idler and the other under the deck belt Upper Variable Speed Belt cover . See Figure 22 . • Remove the engine pulley using a 9 / 16 " socket Reinstall the deck belt cover and secure with wrench with a 6 " extension . The engine pulley the two self - tapping screws and the lock is located in front of the transmission . washer and hex nut . • Drop the engine pulley down and remove the belt from around it . NOTE : Belt keeper " . 4 " must be mounted on the outside of the belt . • Push the idler bracket to the right and remove the belt . See Figure 23 . Imaginary • Replace belt and reassemble in reverse order . Belt Line Belt Keeper Keeper " A " Transmission Variable Speed Pulley Deck Belt Spring Cover _ Spring Loaded Loaded Idler Idler _ Engine Pulley Self - Tapping Screw Transmission Pulley Pulley _ k Belt Guard Figure 22 View from undemeath the mower while working from the rear Make sure to align the belt keeper in line with the frame . See Figure 22 . NOTE : An imaginary Figure 23 line between the belt keeper and idler pulley should be parallel to frame as shown above . Fuse Replacement Again working from under the rear of the The fuse is located next to the spark plug under the mower , reinstall the rear deck belt guard . rear frame . Fuses seldom fail without a reason . If the Replace the grasecatcher and pivot the cover fuse blows , the source problem must be corrected or back . the new fuse will blow again . Check for looseconnectionsinthe fuse holder and Lower Variable Speed Belt replace holder if necessary . A dead short may be inthe • Remove the rear deck belt guard following first cranking or chargingcircuitwhere insulationmay have five steps for deck belt removal on page 17 . rubbedthroughand exposed the bare wire . Replace the Remove belt from the engine pulley . wire or repair withelectrician'stape if the wire strands • Push the spring loaded idler , located on the left have not been damaged . Also lookfor a wire pinched side of the transmission , to the right . Remove belt from around the idler and then the between body panels , burned by the exhaust pipe or muffler , or rubbed against a movingpart . transmission pulley . See Figure 23 . • Stop the rider mower and engage the parking • Using a 9 / 16 " socket , remove bolt , spacer and brake . Remove the ignition key . the flat washer from the variable speed pulley . • Pivot the cover up . Disconnect the spark plug See Figure 23 . Drop the pulley down and remove the belt . wire and ground it . • Pull the fuse out of the lead wire . • Replace new belt and reassemble following above instructions in reverse order . • Replace with new automotive fuse . • Make sure that the belt is routed Inside of belt • Make sure to reconnect the spark plug wire before pivotingthe cover back . keeper , and the belt keeper is reassembled in 19
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Adjusting the Deck Cleaning Engine • Promptly wipe off any fuel or oil spilled on the IMPORTANT : Please note that the valve stems on machine with clean cloth . the front wheels of this rider mower are on the inside • Clean the underside of the blade housing after of the wheels . each mowing . Do not let clippings or debris The front of the deck should be approximately 1 / 4 " to accumulate around the blade which may cause 3 / 8 " lower than the rear of the deck . To maintain that , rust on the deck . you may have to adjust the deck pitch . In the case of • Using a brush or cloth , remove grass , chaff or uneven cut , you will have to level the deck . For both debris from the finger guard on the engine daily adjustments , follow the steps below : to prevent overheating of the engine . Do not clean with a forceful spray of water since water NOTE : Check pressure of all four tiresbefore levelling contaminates the fuel system . the deck . Recommended tirepressure is 12p.s.L • Keep the governor linkage , springs and • Place the deck in the engaged position . controls free of debds . • Loosen the top hex nut out of the three nuts • If engine muffler is equipped with spark that hold the hex bolt and the ferrule on the arraster screen , remove and clean the screen deck hanger link assembly . See Figure 24 . Do regularly . Replace if damaged or plugged with not try to loosen or tighten the bottom nut . debris . Clean muffler area and remove any • Loosen the second nut up or down as grass or other debris before operating the unit . necessary . See Figure 24 . • When desired adjustment is reached , retighten the two nuts . Throttle / Choke Control Adjustment • Adjust both sides if necessary . Refer to separate engine manual , hex nut Hex Nut LiD / knkn . Hange , Drly Assem Place deck in • Hex Nut Figure 24 2O
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MAINTENANCE General Recommendations balancing it on a round shaft screwdriver . Remove metal from the heavy side until it • Always observe safety rules when performing balances evenly . any maintenance . • The warranty on this rider mower does not cover Reassembly items that have been subjected to operator • Before reassembling the blade to the unit , abuse or negligence . To receive full value from lubricate the spindle with light oil ( or engine oil ) . the warranty , operator must maintain the dder • Be sure to prepedy align " star " fitting on blade mower as instructed in this manual . with " star " on spindle . • Changing of engine governed speed will void • When replacing the blade , be sure to installthe engine warranty . blade with the side of the blade marked • Some adjustments will have to be made " Bottom " ( or with part number ) facing the periodically to maintain your unit properly . ground when the mower is inthe operating • Pedodically check all fasteners and make sure position . these are tight . • Blade Mounting Torque : 70 / 90 foot - pounds maximum . disconnect the spark plug wire before WARNING : Always stop the engine andnts . NOTE : To ensure safe operation , all nuts and bolts performingany maintenance oradjustme must be checked periodically for correct tightness . Cutting Blade Oil Drain Sleeve Removal Your rider mower has a plastic oil drain sleeve packed with the loose parts for your convenience in draining heavy gloves or using a rag to grasp the oil from the crankcase . , _ WARNING : Protect your hands by weadng cutting blade . • To drain the oil , snap small end of the oil drain sleeve onto oil sump . See Figure 26 . • Remove the 5 / 8 " hex flange nut which holds • Remove drain plug and drain oil into a suitable the blade to the blade spindle . container . • Remove blade from the spindle . See Figure 25 . Deck Oil Drain Sleeve \ Spindle Figure 26 ENGINE Blade Refer to the separate engine manual for engine Flan maintenance instructions . Figure 25 • Maintain engine oil as instructed inthe Sharpening separate engine manual packed with your unit . • When sharpening the blade , follow the original Read and follow instructions carefully . angle of grind as a guide . It is extremely • Poor engine performance and flooding usually indicates that the air cleaner should be important that each cutting edge receives an equal amount of grinding to prevent an serviced . Service air cleaner as per the engine unbalanced blade . An unbalanced blade will manual . Clean frequently under extremely dusty conditions . cause excessive vibration when rotating at high speeds , may cause damage to the mower and • The spark plug should be cleaned and the gap could break causing personal injury . reset once a season . Spark plug replacement is • The blade can be tested for balance by recommended at the start of each mowing 21
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seasonC . heck engine manual for correct plug Blade Assembly type and gap specifications . • Lubricate blade assembly and deck spindle only while reassembling the blade either after NOTE : Your engine is equipped witha resistor spark sharpening or replacement . plug , When replacing plug , make sure to use resistor Pivot Points type . Lubricate all pivot points with lightoil at least Fuel Filter once a season . Your unit is equipped with a replaceable in - line fuel Steering Shaft and Gear filter . Replace filter whenever contamination or • Lubricate steering shaft and spline at least discoloration is noticed . Order replacement filter once a season with light oil . through your engine authorized service dealer . • Lubricate teeth of the external steering gears Lubrication ( Refer to Figure 27 ) with automotive multi - purpose grease every 25 hours of operation or once a season . Linkage • Lubricate all deck linkage and height adjustment linkage with a light oil . Front Wheels UBE Lubricate at least once a season with automotive multi - purpose grease . Engine • Maintain the engine as recommended in the separate engine manual . Battery Care NOTE : If your rider mower was shipped witha wet LUBE battery which is maintenance - free , skip the battery care instructions . Check fluid level LUBE Check electrolyte level once a month . If the level falls lower than middle of upper level , add distilled watei " to restore level . Never add acid to raise the electrolyte level . After adding water , charge the battery to mix water and electrolyte . Always keep the battery clean . Apply grease around terminals to prevent " corrosion . NOTE : After operating the rider mower for a long period of time , check the fluid level in the battery as it can overheat and lose fluid . Battery Recharging Recharging is necessary if the battery sits unused for longer than one month . Charge battery with a current of 1 to 1.5 amps . LUBEm _ fo WARNING : When removing or installing the mbling battery , follow these instructions to prevent the screwdriver from shorting against the Viewed from the bosom frame . Figure 27 : Lubrication Chart 22
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solution . If necessary , scrape the battery RemovingtheBattery : terminals with a wire brush to remove deposits . • Disconnecthte negative cable first , then the Coat terminals and exposed wiring with grease positive cable . or petroleum jelly to prevent corrosion . Installing the Battery : Battery Failures • Place the battery in its assigned position . For Some common causes for batten ] failure are : incorrect initialactivation , lack of water , addingchemicals other location and set - up , refer to Figure 4 . than water after initialactivation , undercharging , • Connect the positive cable first , then the overcharging , freezing , corrodedconnectionsetc . negative cable . These failuresdo not constitutewarranty . Jump Starting : • First , connect end of one jumper cable to the Tires positive terminal of the good battery , then the Recommended operating tire pressure is other end to the positive terminal of the dead approximately 12 p . s . i . Maximum tire pressure battery . under any circumstance is 30 p . s . i . Equal tire • Connect the other jumper cable to the negative pressure should be maintained on all tires . terminal of the good battery , then to the frame When installing a tire to the rim , be certain rimtire of the unit with the dead battery . is clean and free of rust . Lubricate both the and the rimgenerously . Never inflate to over 30 p . s . i , to seat beads . could cause sparking , and the gas in either WARNING : Failure to use this procedure battery could explode . WARNING : Excessive pressure ( over 30 Cleaning the battery p . s . i . ) when seating beads may cause tire / rimassembly to burst with force sufficient to • Clean the battery by removing it from the unit cause serious injury . and washing with baking soda and water OFF - SEASON STORAGE If the machine is to be inoperative for a period longer Battery than 30 days , prepare for storage as follows . • Charge battery fully . The battery loses some of its charge each day when the unit is not used . Rider Mower NEVER store battery without a full charge . • Clean the engine and the entire unit Recharge battery before returning to service or thoroughly . every two months , whichever occurs first . • Lubricate all pivot points . Wipe the entire • When storing unit for extended periods , machine with an oiled rag to protect the disconnect battery cables and remove the surfaces . battery from the unit . • Store unit ina clean , dry area . Do not store • Clean dirt and chaff from cylinder , cylinder next to corrosive materials , such as fertilizer . head fins , blower housing , rotating screen and • When storing any type of power equipment in muffler area . an unventilated or metal storage shed , care should be taken to rustproofthe equipment . Engine Using a lightoil or silicone , coat the equipment , • Refer to the engine manual for storage instructions . Make sure to store the engine especially any chains , springs , bearings and cables . properly so that your equipment can work smoothly afterwards . 23
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TROUBLE SHOOTING General Problems Trouble Possible Cause Remedial Action Excessive vibration 1 . Bent or damaged blade 1 . Stop engine immediately . Check all pulleys , blade adapters , keys and bolts for tightness and spindle damage . Tighten or replace any damaged pads . 2 . Bent blade . 2 . Stop engine immediately . Replace damaged blade . Only use original equipment blades . Mower will not 1 . Engine speed low . 1 . Throttle must be set at full throttle . discharge grass or 2 . Speed selection . 2 . Use lower ground speed . Slower the leaves uncut strips ground speed , better the quality of cut . 3 . Cutting height set too low . 3 . Raise the deck . 4 . Blades short or dull . 4 . Sharpen or replace blades ( uncut strip problem only ) . Belt Problems Trouble Possible Cause Remedial Action Broken Belt 1 . Sudden stop or shock load to belt 1 . Inspect rider for cause such as foreign objects stuck in between deck and frame or belt path . Remove obstruction and check * for damage . Replace belt if needed . 2 . Incorrect belt used 2 . Replace * with proper belt . Check Parts list inthis manual for correct part number . 3 . Belt engaged abruptly 3 . Engage belt slowly by depressing the blade engagement pedal slowly . 4 . Defective or damaged belt 4 . Replace * with proper belt . Follow instructions in Service and Adjustments section . Belt comes off 1 . 1 . Belt too loose ; stretched Readjust belt . Replace if needed . Follow instructions for belt replacement in the Service and Adjustments section . 2 . 2 . Broken or weak idler spring Replace . Order with correct part number from Parts List in this manual . Belt shreds 1 . 1 . Belt guides or guards incorrectly adjusted Adjust belt guides and guards so that these are approximately 1 / 16 to 1 / 8 inch from belt when engaged . 2 . 2 . Pulleys not aligned Realign pulleys to be within approximately 1 / 16 inch of each other , Check with straight edge . Make sure fastening hardware is tight . 3 . Replace pulleys . Order withcorrect part 3 . Pulley rusted or in otherwise bad condition ; number from the Parts Listinthis frozen bearing manual . Adjustnew pulleysto 1 / 16 inch . * Do not use a screwdriver to push or pry belt on to pulley . This may damage internal cords . 24
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Engine Problems Trouble Possible Cause Remedial Action Engine will not crank 1 . Safety switch button not depressed 1 . There are two switches inthe startingcircuit of your unit . Make sure that the actuator is fully depressing both switch buttons . Brake pedal must be depressed and blade engagement pedal disengaged . 2 . Battery installed incorrectly 2 . Install the battery with negative terminal attached to the black ground wire . Attach the positive terminal to the red wire which goes to the solenoid . Charge the battery fully before installation . 3 . Battery dead or weak . 3 . Check fluid level in battery . If fluid level is low fill to just below split rings with water . Charge with 6 AMP charger untilfully charged . If this does not work , replace battery . 4 . Blown fuse or circuit breaker 4 . Replace fuse following instructionson page 19 . 5 . Engine ground wire loose . 5 . Make sure the black ground wire runs from engine to frame or mounting bolt . Engine cranks but 1 . Throttle / choke not in starting position . 1 . Check owner's guide for correct position for will not start throttle control / choke for starting . 2 . No fuel to the carburetor 2 . Gasoline tank empty . Fillwith gasoline . 3 . Fuel line or in - line fuel filter plugged 3 . Remove and clean fuel line . Replace filter if necessary . 4 . No spark to spark plug 4 . Spark plug lead disconnected . Connect lead . Hold spark plug lead away from engihe block about 1 / 8 " . Crank engine . There should be a spark . If not , have engine repaired at authorized engine service dealer . 5 . Faulty spark plug 5 . To test , remove spark plug . Attach spark plug lead to spark plug . Ground the spark plug body against the engine block , Crank the engine . The spark plug should fire at the electrode . Replace if it does not . 6 . Dirty air cleaner 6 . If the air cleaner is dirty , the engine may not start . Clean or replace as recommended by the engine manufacturer . Engine smokes 1 . 1 . Engine oil has been overfilled Check oil level . 2 . 2 . Dipstick not seated or broken Replace defective part . 3 . 3 . Engine loses crankcase vacuum Engine breather defective . Replace . NOTE : For problems beyond those listed here , please contact the local authorized service dealer or call the Customer Support Service line listed on page 2 of this manual . 25
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PARTS LIST Steering Wheel 2 / Ref . Part No . Code Description No . 1 731 - 1869 Steering Wheel : 4 Spoke 2 731 - 1904 Steering Wheel Cap Ref . Part No . Code Description No . J 1 731 - 1877 Steering Column : Green 2 731 - 1918 Control Knob : Yellow 3 712 - 0142 Hex Nut 8 - 32 4 710 - 3217 Pan Head Machine Screw # 8 - 32 5 710 - 0599 Hex Screw'l - F 1 / 4 - 20 x . 50 " NOTE : For painted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add the applicable color code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a replacement part . For instance , if a part numbered 700 - xxxx is painted Oyster Gray , the part number to order would be 700 - xxxx - 062 . Yard - Man Green : 0665 Yard - Man Yellow : 0674 Powder Black : 0637 26
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2 _ 25 23 \ 2 \ 17 4 15 22 NOTE : For painted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add the applicable color code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a replacement part . For instance , if a part numbered 700 - xxxx is painted Oyster Gray , the part number to order would be 700 - xxxx - 062 . Yard - Man Green : 0665 Yard - Man Yellow : 0674 Powder Black : 0637 27
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Ref . Ref . Part No . Code Description Part No . Code Description No . No . 1 17962 Switch Plate 22 723 - 0156 Ball Joint 2 650 - 0007 23 731 - 0511 Steering Tube Assembly Tdm Strip 3 683 - 0033A 24 735 - 0265 Steering Support Bracket Floor Pad : LH 4 683 - 0178A Front Axle Assembly : RH 25 735 - 0266 Floor Pad : RH 5 683 - 0179A 26 Front Axle Assembly : LH 736 - 0105 Bell Washer 6 710 - 0224 Hex Screw AB 27 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 7 710 - 0459A Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.5 " Gr . 5 28 736 - 0160 FlatWasher Special 29 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 8 710 - 0643 Lock Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.0 " Gr . 5 30 736 - 0187 Flat Washer 9 710 - 0689 Hex Screw 1 / 2 - 13 x 0.75 " 31 736 - 0196 Rat Washer 10 710 - 0837 Oval Csunk Screw # 10 - 16 x 1736 - 0242 32 Belleville Washer 0.625 " 33 736 - 0272 Flat Washer 11 710 - 0958 Hex Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1.25 Gr . 5 34 736 - 0320 Flat Washer Special 35 736 - 3078 Flat Washer 12 710 - 1017 AB Screw 1 / 4 - 14 x 0.625 " 36 738 - 0541 Spacer 13 710 - 1511 Self - Tapping Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 0.75 " 37 738 - 3089A Steering Adapter 14 i710 - 3008 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 0.75 " 38 741 - 0225 Hex Flange Bearing 15 712 - 0116 Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 24 39 741 - 0356 Bearing : Steering Column 16 712 - 0206 Hex Nut 1 / 2 - 13 4O 747 - 0955 ! Tie Rod 17 712 - 0241 Hex Nut 41 748 - 0290 Pinion Gear 18 712 - 0267 Hex Nut 42 750 - 0532 i Spacer 19 712 - 0324 Lock Nut 114 - 20 783 - 0411 43 Gear : Steering Segment 20 712 - 0411 Lock Nut 44 783 - 0565A Upper Frame Cover 21 714 - 0470 Cotter Pin 783 - 0566A 45 LiftPlate 28
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Operation Control 15 \ 31 37 42 10 21 3 / , / 12 51 41 19 52 12 25 13 NOTE : For painted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add 3 the applicable color code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a 4 replacement part . For instance , if a part numbered 700 - xxxx ' is painted Oyster Gray , the part number to order would be \ 700 - xxxx - 062 . 13 Yard * Man Green : 0665 Yard - Man Yellow : 0674 Powder Black : 0637 29
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Ref . Ref . Pa _ No . Pa _ No . Description Description No . No . 1 683 - 0155 30 Brake Pedal Assembly 736 - 0329 Lock Washer 2 683 - 0156 31 736 - 0608 Variable Pedal Assembly Spring Washer 3 683 - 0275 N 32 736 - 3000 Deck Pedal Assembly Flat Washer 4 683 - 0161 33 736 - 3019 Ftat Washer . 531 X 1.062 X . 134 Shift Cam Assembly 6 710 - 1017 Ab Screw 1 / 4 - 14 X . 625 34 736 - 3020 Flat Washer . 271 X . 630 X . 065 7 711 - 0701 Clevis Pin 35 738 - 0255 Shoulder Screw . 375 Dia X . 18 8 711 - 1156 Shaft 36 738 - 0373 Shoulder Screw 9 712 - 0287 Hex Nut 1 / 4 - 20 37 738 - 0974 Shoulder Screw . 375 X . 380 X 1 / 4 - 20 10 712 - 0324 Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 38 741 - 0591 Flange Bearing 11 712 - 3017 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 16 39 746 - 0935A Shift Cable 12 714 - 0104 Internal Cotter Pin 40 746 - 0936 Vadable Drive Cable 13 i714 - 0111 Hairpin Clip 41 746 - 0937 Brake Cable 14 714 - 0470 Hairpin Clip ' 42 746 - 0940 Deck Cable 15 720 - 0166 Ball Knob 43 746 - 0964 Throttle Choke Cable : 67 _ 16 731 - 0405 Snap - on Bushing 44 747 - 0963 Brake Rod 17 731 - 1913 Stop Lever 45 747 - 0964 Brake Lock Out Rod 19 732 - 0865 Torsion Spring 46 750 - 0736 Shoulder Spacer 20 732 - 0815 ExtensionSpring 47 783 - 0473 Brake Lock Out Bracket 21 735 - 0262 Deck Pad 48 783 - 0525 Self - Propelled Pedal Link 22 735 - 0261 Drive Pad 49 726 - 0450 Plug Cap 23 735 - 0263 Brake Pad 50 783 - 0593A Shift Lever 24 736 - 0117 Flat Washer 3 / 8 X . 620 X . 033 51 783 - 0794 N Bracket : Lock - outPedal 25 736 - 0159 5 / 16 Washer 52 726 - 0157 Cable Tie 26 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 53 736 - 0300 FlatWasher . 406 I . D . x . 875 27 736 - 0187 Flat Washer O . D . 28 736 - 0272 Flat Washer . 510 X 1.00 X . 060 54 726 - 0100 Push Cap 29 736 - 0133 Flat Washer . 408 x 1.25 x . tO 3O
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Deck Hanger Link 11 5 / , 7 \ 22 25 26 6 15 \ 1 13 1i 16 9 11 17 28 8 / 13 3O 11 4 Ref . Pa _ No . Code Description Ref . Code Description No . No . Pa _ No . 1 683 - 0152 Pivot Link Assembly 16 732 - 0829 Extension Spring 2 710 - 0376 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 18 X 1.00 Gr . 5 17 732 - 0837 Torsion Spring 4 710 - 3230 Hex Bolt 1 / 2 - 13 X 2.75 Gr . 5 Special 18 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 5 / 16 5 711 - 0332 Lift Bracket Pin 19 736 - 0140 N Flat Washer . 385 I . D . x . 620 O . D . 6 711 - 1120 Lift Rod 20 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 7 711 - 3319 Ferrule 21 736 - 0275 Flat Washer 5 / 16 8 712 - 3008 Jam Nut 3 / 8 - 16 Gr . 5 23 738 - 0145 Shoulder Screw 9 712 - 3010 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 24 738 - 0183 Shoulder Screw 10 712 - 0266 Hex Cent . Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 16 25 738 - 0958 Shoulder Spacer 11 712 - 3048 Hex Jam Nut 1 / 2 - 13 Gr . 5 26 783 - 0435 Upper Deck Link 12 714 - 0104 Cotter Pin 27 783 - 0437 Axle Bracket : Rear 13 714 - 0147 Cotter Pin 28 783 - 0440 Lower Link 14 714 - 3010 Cotter Pin 29 736 - 0257 N FiatWasher . 526 I . D . x 1.262 O , D , 15 720 - 0298 Handle Grip 30 683 - 0194 Crossbar Lift Link 31
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Transaxle Assembly Ref . Part No . Code Description j / / 17 No . ! i629 - 0865 Harness Assembly Adapter 2 710 - 1208 Hex'l - r Screw5 / 16 - 18 x 3.50 3 710 - 0227 Hex Washer Head Self - Tap . Scew 4 710 - 0805 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 1.5 Gr . 5 5 710 - 0642 Thd . FormingScr . 1 / 4 - 20x . 75 6 712 - 3010 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 18 7 Cotter Pin 714 - 0115 8 726 - 0320 InsulatorNut Plate 783 ° 0809 N 9 Transaxle Support Bracket 10 725 - 1713A 3 SpringSwitch 11 736 - 0289 Shoulder Bushing 12 736 - 0119 Lock Washer 5 / 16 13 736 - 0173 Rat Washer 12 . 28 I . D . x . 74O , D . x . 083 14 760 - 1064 Spacer 15 783 - 0433A Shift Lever 783 - 0591 16 Transaxle Bracket 5 683 - 0149A 17 Frame Assembly 736 - 3013 Flat Washer 18 783 - 0437 19 Rear Axle Bracket 729 - 0268 Insulation Connector 20 16 NOTE : For painted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add the applicable color code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a replacement part . For instance , if a part numbered 700 - xxxx is painted Oyster Gray , the part number to order would be 700 - xxxx - 062 . Yard - Man Green : 0665 Yard - Man Yellow : 0674 Powder Black : 0637 32
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Variable Drive : Ref . Ref . Pad No . Code Pad No . Description Code Description No . No . 1 683 - 0147 16 Idler Bracket Assembly 736 - 0219 Bell Washer . 406 I . D . x 1.13 O . D . 2 710 - 0134 Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.0O 17 736 - 0247 Flat Washer 3 / 8 x 1.25 O . D . 3 710 - 0191 _ Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 18 736 - 0427 BellevilleWasher . 567 x 1.125 4 710 - 0902 Cap Screw 3 / 8 - 24 x 3.75 x . 06 5 710 - 1611 Pan Head TL Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 19 738 - 0968 Shoulder Spacer . 75 20 741 - 0405 Bearing 6 710 - 3096 Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 2.0 Special 21 750 - 0705 Spacer 7 712 - 0116 Jam Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 24 22 754 - 0453 V - Belt 8 712 - 0241 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 24 23 756 - 0116 Idler Pulley 9 712 - 3017 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 16 24 756 - 0650 Transmission Pulley 10 712 - 3035 Hex Jam Nut 9 / 16 - 18 ( Gr . 5 ) 25 756 - 0658 Engine Pulley 11 714 - 0114 Square Key 26 756 - 0981 Flat Idler Pulley 12 717 - 0884 Variable Speed Pulley Assembly 27 783 - 0528 Idler Bracket 13 732 - 0814 Extension Spdng 28 783 - 0529 Cable Bracket 14 732 - 0815 Extension Spdng 29 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 3 / 8 I . D . 15 736 - 0171 Lock Washer 7 / 16 I . D . 33
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Upper Frame 18 17 17 17 9 3 14 1 25 28 35 32 Ref . Part No . Code Description Ref . Part No . Code Description No . No . 1 783 - 0605 Deck Stabilizing Bracket 21 725 - 0157 Cable Tie 3 783 - 0564A N Front Frame : Upper 22 714 - 0470 Hairpin Clip 4 783 - 0811 N Steering Gear Cover 23 714 - 0147 Hairpin Clip 5 683 - 0264 N Front Channel Assembly 25 714 - 0104 Hairpin Clip 6 783 - 0554 Cam Bracket 26 712 - 0271 Hex Nut 8 783 - 0414A Frame Rail : Rear 27 i712 - 0265 Hex Nut 1 / 4 - 20 9 783 - 0413 Frame RaiI - - L . H . 28 711 - 1165 Clevis Pin 10 783 - 0412A N Frame RaiI - - R . H . 29 711 - 0332 Lift Bracket Pin 11 747 - 0985 Deck Rod 30 710 - 1611 TT Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 12 736 - 3019 Flat Washer . 531 X 1.062 X . 134 31 710 - 1017 Torx Mach , AB Scr . 1 / 4 - 14 x 0.625 " 14 736 - 0275 Flat Washer 5 / 16 32 710 - 0599 Hex l - r Screw 1 / 4 - 20 15 736 - 0187 Flat Washer . 64 I . D . X 1.24 X . 06 33 683 - 0163A I Steering Support Bracket 16 736 - 0101 Flat Washer 3 / 8 X 1.00 X . 030 34 683 - 0160 Pivot Bracket Ass'y . : Hood 17 683 - 0142 735 - 0271 Rubber Bumper 35 Pivot Bar Assembly 18 735 - 0199A Rubber Bumper 36 749 - 1099 Front Bumper ( Optional ) 19 732 - 0829 Extension Spring 37 712 - 0431 Lock Nut 3 / 8 - 16 " 2O 726 - 0272 Clamp : 9 / 16 dia , 38 710 - 0514 Hex Bolt3 / 8 - 16 x 1.0 " Gr . 5 * * Applicable only with the optional bumper tube ( reference no . 36 ) 34
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Frame Assembly 33 14 7 16 \ 10 15 \ 43 44 44 \ 2O 34 / 24 2 2O NOTE : For painted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add the applicable color code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a replacement part . For instance , if a part numbered 700 - xxxx is painted Oyster Gray , the part number to order would be 700 - xxxx - 062 . Yard - Man Green : 0665 Yard - Man Yellow : 0674 Powder Black : 0637 35
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Ref . Ref . Pad No . Code Pad No . Code Description Description No . No . 1 683 - 0149A 23 731 - 0708 Frame Assembly Battery Cover 2 683 - 0190 24 731 - 1682A Oil Drain Sleeve Frame Rail Support : RH 3 683 - 0191 25 731 - 1945 Frame Rail Support : LH Engine Duct 4 683 - o192 Muffler Pipe Extension 26 732 - 3080 Compression Spnng 710 - 0148 Hex FI . Screw # 8 - 32 x 0.375 5 27 735 - 0273 RubberWasher 71o - o157 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x . 75 " Gr . 5 6 28 736 - 0119 LockWasher 7t0 - 0624 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x 1.5 " Gr . 5 7 29 736 - 0123 Flat Washer 710 - 0654A Hex Washer Head TT Screw 3 / 8 - 8 30 736 - 0159 5 / 16Washer 16x 1.0 " 736 - 0169 31 Lock Washer 9 710 - 0871 Hex Slot Sems Screw # 10 - 32 x 32 736 - 0188 Flat Washer 0.38 33 736 - 0400 Fiat Washer 10 710 - 1237 Hex Washer " IT Screw # 10 - 32 x 34 736 - 0607 Lock Washer 0.625 " 35 737 - 0169 11 710 - 1611 " IT Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x 0.75 " Motor Oil 738 - 0960 Shoulder Screw 12 36 710 - 1653 MachineScrew # 10 - 32 x 0.5 " 37 741 - 0516 710 - 3015 Hex Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 0.75 " 13 Flange Bearing 38 741 - 0591 14 Flange Bearing 71 ! - 0222A Battery Hold - down Rod 39 751B213146 15 712 - 0271 Hex Sems Nut 1 / 4 - 20 Throttle Casing Clamp 751 - 0535 40 Fuel Line Hose 16 712 - 0291 Lock Nut 1 / 4 - 20 41 751 - 0656 Fuel Tank 17 712 - 0397 Wing Nut with Bell Washer 42 783 - 0417 18 712 - 3017 Hex Nut Transaxle Support Bracket 43 783 - 0624 19 712 - 3057 Hex Nut 5 / 16 - 24 Gr . 5 Battery Bracket 783 - 0630 44 Fuel Tank Bracket 20 725 - 0157 Cable Tie 783 - 0561 i726 - 0205 45 21 Hitch Plate ( Optional ) Hose Clamp 710 - 0118 22 46 Hex Bolt * 726 - 0209 Cable Tie 712 - 0267 47 Hex Nut * * Applicable only with the optional hitch plate ( reference no . 45 ) 36
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Hood Assembly NOTE : For painted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add the applicable color code , wherever needed , to the part number to order a replacement part . For instance , if a part numbered 700 - xxxx is painted Oyster Gray , the part number to order would be 700 - xxxx - 062 . Yard - Man Green : 0665 A Yard - Man Yellow : 0674 17 Powder Black : 0637 9 11 10 B Ref . Part No . Code Ref . Part No . Description Code Description No . No . 1 710 - 0599 Hex Hd . l - r Screw 1 / 4 - 20 9 783 - 0445 Hood x 0.5 10 783 - O446 Plate : Hood 2 710 - 0870 Hex Washer Hd . " IF 11 783 - 0447 Hood Bracket Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 0.62 12 783 - 0448 Hood Bracket : 3 710 - 1017 Torx Head AB screw 1 / 4 - Reinforcement 14 x 0.625 13 783 - 0449 Hinge Bracket : Rear 4 720 - 0238 Rod End Grip 14 783 - 0451A Pivot Plate : Rear Hood 5 720 - 3026 Edge Trim 15 783 - 0545 Hood Screen 6 731 - 0511 Trim Strip 16 783 - 0562 Hinge Bracket : Front 7 731 - 1691 Grass Bag Lens 17 757 - 0364A Seat 8 783 - 0410 Bracket Reinforcement : Hood I 37
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Wheel Assembly Ref . Pad No . Code Description No . 1 737 - 0288 Grease Fitting ( Not Shown ) 2 736 - 0285 Flat Washer , 635 x 1.589 x . 060 3 736 - 0242 BellWasher . 345 I . D . x . 88 O . D , x . 06 4 4 714 - 0115 Hairpin Clip 5 710 - 0627 Hex Screw 5 / 16 - 24 x . 75 \ 6 634 - 0139 Rear Wheel 16.0 x 6.5 x 8.0 6 7 634 - 0169 Front Wheel 11.0 x 4.0 x 4,0 8 736 - 0366 N Flat Washer 5 / 8 I . D . x 1.00 . D . 2 Ref . Pad NO . Code Description No . 1 727 - 0425A Spdng Clip 2 731 - 1825 Hubcap : Yellow - - - 4.0 " 3 734 - 1788A Hubcap : Yellow - - 8 " 38
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Three - In - One Mowing Deck Ref . Part No . Code Description No . 1 618 - 0250 Spindle Assembly 2 683 - 0150C N Deck Assembly 3 683 - 0159 Brake Bracket Assembly 4 683 - 0173 Deck Belt Cover 17 5 N 747 - 1172 Belt Keeper 6 710 - 0134 Carriage Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 62 7 710 - 0191 Hax Bolt 3 / 8 - 24 x 1.25 Grade 8 8 710 - 0347 Hex Screw 3 / 8 - 16 x 1.75 Gr . 5 34 9 710 - 0599 Self - Tapping Washer Head 14 28 " _ Hex Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x . 5 10 710 - 0650 Hex Washer Self - Tapping Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 11 710 - 0672 HexCap Scr . 5 / 1624 x 1.25 ( Gr . 5 ) 12 Tom Head Screw 5 / 16 - 18 x . 75 710 - 1611 13 712 - 0241 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 24 14 712 - 0287 Hex Nut 1 ) 4 - 20 15 712 - 0397 Wing NutWith BellWasher 16 ; 712 - 0417A Flange Nut 5 / 8 - 18 17 712 - 3017 Hex Nut 3 / 8 - 16 18 712 - 3057 Hex Nut5 / 16 - 24 19 714 _ 0470 Cotter Pin 20 726 - 0201 Speed Nut 21 726 - 0233 Push Nut 22 732 - 0429AI Extension Spring Flat Washer 3 / 8 x 1.00 x . 030 23 736 - 0101 24 Lock Washer 5 / 16 736 - 0119 25 736 - 0169 Lock Washer 3 / 8 26 736 - 0289 Bushing 27 736 - 0300 Flat Washer . 406 x . 875 x . 059 28 736 - 0329 Lock Washer 29 736 - 0343 Flat Washer . 330 x 1.25 x . 120 30 738 - 0968 Spacer 31 742 - 0651 Three - in - one Blade 32 747 - 0957 Link Rod 33 747 - 0972 Belt Keeper NOTE : For painted parts , please refer to the list of color codes below . Please add 34 754 - 0754 V Belt the applicable color code , wherever 35 756 - 0627 Flat Idler Pulley needed , to the part number to order a 36 789 - 0463 IdlerBracket replacement part . For instance , if a part 37 753 - 0529 Cable Bracket numbered 700 - xxxx is painted Oyster Gray , the part number to order would be 38 783 - 0569A Deck Plate 700 - xxxx - 062 . 39 783 - 0781 N Deck Skirt Yard - Man Green : 0665 Yard - Man Yellow : 0674 Deck Cable Bracket 40 783 - 0594 Powder Black : 0637 39
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Deck Accessory - - Three - In - One 16 Raf . Pa _ No . Code Description 9 No . i631 - 0060 1 Flow Indicator Assembly 2 631 - 0080 N Grass Bag Assembly Machine Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1.0 3 710 - 0166 Machine Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 0.5 " 4 710 - 0286 710 - 0456 Hex Screw # 10 - 16 x 0,5 " 5 710 - 0564 Hax Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 2.75 " 6 7 710 - 0642 Self - Tapping Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 0.75 " Hex Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 3.75 " 8 710 - 0825 Machine Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 0.75 " 9 710 - 0924 10 711 - 0415 Clevis Pin Hex Sems Nut 1 / 4 - 20 11 712 - 0271 Jam Nut 12 712 - 0298 13 712 - 0397 Wing Nut 14 714 - 0115 Cotter Pin 15 726 - 0271 Speed Nut 16 731 - 1441 Bag Handle 17 731 - 1743A Discharge Chute : Grass Bag 18 731 - 1744 Side - Discharge Chute 19 731 - 1745A Mulching Plug 20 732 - 0839 BagReleaseLever 21 732 - 0841 Torsion Spring 22 732 - 0854 Clip Spring Rat Washer 23 736 - 0173 LockWasher 24 736 - 0329 25 783 - 0544 Grass Bag Screen 26 783 - 0575A Pivot Bracket Deflector Plate 27 783 - 0645 12 18 4O
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Wire Diagram RED / WHITE YELLOW YEUBLK PTO SWITCH SE * R " SWITCH 725 - 1657A 725 - 3234 BATrERY BOOT COVER 725 - 1727 RED c T GREEN 11 IGNITION SW > o - Ill , z 725 - 3 ' 267 REVERSE SW ' 11 RED / WHT 725 - 1643 YELLOW ORG / BLK , " _ YEIJBLK 725 - 1657A ENGINE RED BRAKE SW RED RELAY 1 RELAY 72 _ 1426 725 - 1648 725 - 1648 RED SOLENOID L GREEN FUSE 725 - 1381 BATTERY 725 - 1698 GREEN COMPLETE WIRE HARNESS ( 629 - 0902 ) 41
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Single Speed Transmission - - L . H . ( Part No . 618 - 0251A ) ¢ \ 42
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Ref . Part No . Code Description nO . 1 618 - 0232 Differential Assembly : Single Speed 2 i 618 - 0248 Drive Shaft assembly : LH Brake 3 618 - 0072B Upper Housing Assembly 4 611 - 0114 Detent Shaft Assembly 5 661 - 0006 Brake Yoke Assembly : LH 6 710 - 1206 Hex Washer Hd . " 1 - 1S " crew 114 - 20 x 2.37 Gr . 5 7 710 - 1325 Hex Washer Hd . " 17 " Screw 1 / 4 - 20 x 1.65 8 717 - 0678 Brake Puck 9 719 - 0313B Lower Housing 10 732 - 0863 Spring Detent 11 737 - 0148 Grease 12 741 - 0862 Ball Detent 13 761 - 0202 Brake Disc 14 777 - 6318 Label 43
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MANUFACTURER'S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR : YaRD - MaN . ) / f For TWO YEARS from the date of retail purchase Units exported out of the United States : MTD within the United States of America , its possessions PRODUCTS INC does not extend any warranty for and territories , MTD PRODUCTS INC will , at its products sold or exported outside of the United option , repair or replace , for the original purchaser , States of America , its possessions and territories , free of charge , any part or parts found to be except those sold through MTD PRODUCTS INC's defective in material or workmanship . This warranty authorized channels of export distribution . covers units which have been operated and Other Warranties : maintained in accordance with the operating instructions furnished with the unit , and which have 1 , The engine or component parts thereof carry not been subject to misuse , abuse , commercial use , separate warranties from their manufacturers . neglect , accident , improper maintenance or Please refer to the applicable manufacturer's alteration . warranty on these items . Normal wear parts or components thereof are 2 . * Batteries are covered by a 90 - day replacement subject to separate terms as noted below in the " No warranty . Fault Ninety Day Consumer Warranty " clause . 3 . Log splitter pumps , valves and cylinders or All normal wear part failures will be covered on this component parts thereof are covered by a one product for a period of 90 days regardless of cause . year warranty . After 90 days , but within the two year period , normal 4 . All other warranties , express or implied , wear parts failures will be covered ONLY IF caused including any implied warranty of merchantability by defects in material or workmanship of OTHER or fitness for a particular purpose , are hereby component pads . Normal wear parts are defined as expressly disclaimed in their entirety . batteries * , belts , blades , blade adapters , grass bags , The provisions as set forth in this warranty rider deck wheels , seats , snow thrower skid shoes , 5 . provide the sole and exclusive remedy of MTD shave plates and tires . PRODUCTS INC's obligations arising from the How to obtain service : Warranty service is sales of its products . MTD PRODUCTS INC will available , with proof of purchase , through your local not be liable for incidental or consequential loss authorized service dealer . To locate the dealer in or damage . your area , please check the yellow pages or contact How state law relates to this warranty : This the Customer Service Department of MTD limited warranty gives you specific legal rights , and PRODUCTS INC , P . O . Box 368022 , Cleveland , you may also have other rights which vary from state Ohio 44136 - 9722 . Phone 1 ( 800 ) 800 - 7310 . The to state . Certain disclaimers are not allowed in some return of a complete unit will not be accepted by the states and therefore they may not apply to you factory unless prior written permission has been under all circumstances . extended by the Customer Service Department of MTD PRODUCTS INC . NOTE : This warranty does not cover routine maintenance items such as lubricants , filters , blade Transportation charges : Transportation charges sharpening and tune - ups , or adjustments such as for the movement of any power equipment unit or brake adjustments , clutch adjustments or deck attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser . adjustments . Nor does this warranty cover normal detedoration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure .
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