Ariens 915164 GRAVELY ZT XL 54 User Manual

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Date: 8/17/12 No. N-2032

Product Notice

Ariens Company

655 W. Ryan St.

Brillion, WI 54110 www.ariens.com

Product Family: Ariens and Gravely Mowers with Kawasaki Engines Subject: Potential Fuel Filter Leak

Dealer Action: SALES HOLD – Do not sell units below until repair is complete

Safety Notice: Sales Hold

Please read and understand the attached Stop Sale Notice (ref: ENG 12-01)from Kawasaki Motors Corp. Ariens Company has been informed by Kawasaki of a potential safety concern on certain Ariens and Gravely products built since October, 2011. Kawasaki has discovered the fuel filter may be faulty and have the potential to leak at the weld seam. As a result, Kawasaki is reporting the issue to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Because this is a safety issue, Kawasaki is issuing a “Stop Sale” order to the dealer network of any unit with a Kawasaki engine in the model and serial number range listed in Kawasaki's Stop Sale Notice.

Below is a list of Ariens and Gravely models that may have affected engines.

Model

Make

Description

915148

Gravely

ZT 42

915150

Gravely

ZT 50

915160

Gravely

ZT XL 42

915162

Gravely

ZT XL 48

915164

Gravely

ZT XL 54

915170

Gravely

ZT 42 – CARB

988150

Gravely

Pro-Walk32GR

988151

Gravely

Pro-Walk36GR

988152

Gravely

Pro-Walk48GR

988153

Gravely

Pro-Walk36HR PG

988154

Gravely

Pro-Walk48HE PG

988155

Gravely

Pro-Walk52HE PG

988156

Gravely

Pro-Walk36HR PS

988157

Gravely

Pro-Walk48HE PS

988158

Gravely

Pro-Walk52HE PS

988159

Gravely

Pro-Walk61HE PS

988323

Gravely

Pro-Walk36HR PG (CE)

988324

Gravely

Pro-Walk48HE PG (CE)

988811

Ariens

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988812

Ariens

APWKA1648S

990024

Gravely

PM 320, Kawasaki FX

991079

Gravely

Pro-Turn148, Kawasaki FX - EPA

991080

Gravely

Pro-Turn152, Kawasaki FX, EPA

991081

Gravely

Pro-Turn160, Kawasaki FX, EPA

991082

Gravely

ZT HD 48, Kawasaki FR

991083

Gravely

ZT HD 52, Kawasaki FR

991084

Gravely

ZT HD 60, Kawasaki FR

991088

Gravely

Compact Pro 34, Kawasaki FX

991089

Gravely

Compact Pro 44, Kawasaki FX

991090

Gravely

ZT HD 44, Kawasaki FR

991300

Gravely

PT148 Kawasaki FX Rear Discharge

991301

Gravely

Compact Pro 34 Rear Discharge

991303

Gravely

Pro-Turn148 Kawasaki FX (SD) - CE

992200

Gravely

Pro-Turn252 Kawasaki FX

992201

Gravely

Pro-Turn260, Kawasaki FX

992202

Gravely

Pro-Turn266, Kawasaki FX

992203

Gravely

Pro-Turn260, Kawasaki FX

Products shipped from the Ariens Co on or after Monday, August 13, 2012 have been inspected and, if necessary, updated fuel filters have been installed on the engines on these machines. These products are not affected by the Stop Sale and may be retailed immediately. The updated fuel filters on these products can be identified by a black mark on the fuel filter.

Information relating to the repair and warranty of these products is being developed by Kawasaki and will be issued to dealers as soon as possible.

For further information contact Kawasaki Technical Assistance at 877-608-6088or Ariens Technical Service at920-756-4688.

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SERVICE

REF: ENG12-01

CODE: National

DATE: August 16, 2012

REPLACES: Please discard ENG 12-01Dated August 16, 2012

REVISED: August 17, 2012

 

STOP SALE NOTICE

REVISED: Eligible engine serial number ranges have been revised. Please discard bulletin ENG 12-01dated August 16, 2012

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) has determined that a substantial product hazard may exist in select Kawasaki FE, FH, FJ, FR, FS and FX series general purpose engines and service parts. Eligible machines to which the following serial number engines have been installed or loose (“replacement”) engines between the following serial numbers should not be sold until further notice. Fuel fi lter service part number 49019-0707inventory should be destroyed and reported per instructions below.Tune-upkit inventory should be returned to Kawasaki per the instructions below. This bulletin is exclusive to dealer machine, engine and part inventory. A consumer corrective action plan will be published following approval from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Eligible Engines and Service Parts List

Eligible Engines Table

Model

Spec

Engine Serial Number

FH381V

DS21

FH381VA60977 ~ FH381VA61136

FH430V

DS02, DS21, DS22

FH430VD07633 ~ FH430VD08080

FH480V

DS21

FH480VA17627 ~ FH480VA17690

 

 

 

FH541V

DS01, ES20, ES21, ES22, ES31

FH541VB39703 ~ FH541VB40710

FH580V

CS33, CS39, DS01, DS37, ES20, ES21, ES22, ES23,

FH580VC14787 ~ FH580VC15330

ES29, ES35

 

 

FH601D

AT50, FS01, FS05

FH601DA20574 ~ FH601DA24240

FH601V

FS29, GS01, GS09, KS06

FH601VC40269 ~ FH601VC40580

 

 

 

FH641D

FS01

FH641DA02279 ~ FH641DA02326

FH680D

FS01, FS08

FH680DA39488 ~ FH680DA40134

 

 

 

FH680V

ES28

FH680VC12339 ~ FH680VC12518

FH721D

FS01, FS08

FH721DA57235 ~ FH721DA57740

 

 

 

FH721V

ES24, ES25, ES28, FS01

FH721VA57235 ~ FH721VA67702

FH770D

FS01, FS04

FH770DA17828 ~ FH770DA17997

 

 

 

FJ400D

DS04, DS05, ES05

FJ400DB22137 ~ FJ400DB46335

FR541V

AS50, AS51, AS52, BS04, CS00

FR541VA05747 ~ FR541VA10514

FR600V

AS50, AS51, BS06, BS08, CS00

FR600VA28739 ~ FR600VA47566

FR651V

AS18, AS19, BS11, BS12, BS13, BS17, BS52, CS05, CS06,

FR651VB13747 ~ FR651VB64183

 

CS08, CS09, CS10, CS50, CS51, ES00

 

FR691V

AS17, AS18, AS19, BS13, BS14, BS50, CS07, CS09, CS12,

FR691VB01958 ~ FR691VB51951

 

CS51, CS52, DS05, ES00

 

See reverse side for additional information

©2012, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

FR730V

AS12, AS13, AS14, AS15, AS16, BS10, CS05, CS07, CS09,

FR730VA19885 ~ FR730VA61003

DS04, ES00

 

 

 

 

 

AE50, AS25, AS26, AS52, AS55, AS56, AS57, BS12, BS13,

 

FS481V

BS14, BS21, BS22, BS24, BS53, CS04, CS06, CS08, CS14,

FS481VA30837 ~ FS481VA73952

 

CS15, CS18, CS19, CS23, CS50, CS51, CT25, DS00,

 

 

DS01, DS50

 

 

 

AG80, AS23, AS24, AS25, AS26, AS27, AS52, AS53, BS16,

 

FS541V

BS51, CS05, CS06, CS08, CS10, CS11, CS19, CS21,

FS541VA40673 ~ FS541VA74103

 

CS50, DS00, DS01

 

 

 

AE50, AS19, AS22, AS23, AS24, AS25, BS10, BS13, BS14,

 

FS600V

BS17, BS18, CS07, CS08, CS09, CS11, CS12, CS15, CT25,

FS600VA08439 ~ FS600VA55651

 

DS00, DS01

 

 

FS651V

AG80, AG81, AS12, AS13, AS50, BS10, CS07, CS09, CS11,

FS651VA27652 ~ FS651VA48562

 

ES00

 

 

FS691V

AS14, BS10, BS12, CS04, CS05, CS08, CS09, DS06, ES00

FS691VA07498 ~ FS691VA13372

FS730V

AS11, AS12, AS14, AS51, BS09, BS10, BS50, CS06, ES00

FS730VA18873 ~ FS730VA36464

 

 

 

 

FX481V

DS00, DS04

 

FX481VA00810 ~ FX481VA01191

FX541V

CS05, CS06

 

FX541VA00980 ~ FX541VA01063

 

 

 

 

FX600V

AS15, BS14, CS05, CS06, CS09, CS11, CS13, DS00,

FX600VA14634 ~ FX600VA18373

DS02, DS08

 

 

 

 

FX651V

AS11, CS02, CS05, CS08, CS10, DS00, DS02, DS07, DS09

FX651VA16250 ~ FX651VA22022

 

 

 

 

FX691V

AS19, AS50, BS16, CS06, CS14, CS16, CS17, CS18, DS00,

FX691VA18538 ~ FX691VA29675

 

DS04, DS10, DS11, DS12, DS13

 

 

 

AS18, AS19, AS20, BS14, CS03, CS06, CS07, CS08, CS09,

 

FX730V

CS12, CS13, CS15, CS16, CS17, DS00, DS03, DS04,

FX730VA13811 ~ FX730VA48607

 

ES05, FS05

 

 

FX751V

CS04, DS04, DS05, ES00, FS07

 

FX751VA24127 ~ FX751VA33598

FX801V

AS09, AS11, CS06, CS07, DS06, DS08, ES00, FS04

FX801VA26410 ~ FX801VA35509

FX850V

AS13, AS14, AS15, BS01, CS04, CS11, CS12, DS04, DS07,

FX850VA32209 ~ FX850VA42326

 

DS10, ES00, ES09

 

 

FX921V

AS09, AS10, BS07, CS05, CS08, DS04, DS05, DS06, ES00

FX921VA07267 ~ FX921VA13450

FXT00V

AS10, AS12, CS08, CS09, DS01, DS07, ES00, ES01

FXT00VA08783 ~ FXT00VA11119

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eligible Service Parts Table

 

 

Description

Part Number

 

Fuel Filter

 

49019-0707

 

Tune-upKit

99969-6189

 

Tune-upKit

99969-6190

 

Tune-upKit

99969-6191

 

 

 

 

Tune-upKit

99969-6196

 

 

 

 

Tune-upKit

99969-6220

 

 

 

 

 

ENG 12-01

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Revised August 17, 2012

Detail

Fuel fi lter 49019-0707within a certain date range may be faulty and have the potential to leak from the weld seam. Replacement fuel fi lters will be available shortly.

Dealer Action

Dealers should take the following actions for eligible machines, loose engines and service parts inventory:

ELIGIBLE MACHINE AND LOOSE (“replacement”) ENGINES should not be sold until further notice. Complete the ENGINE APPLICATIONS and REPLACEMENT ENGINES section of the attached FUEL FILTER EXCHANGE/ PURCHASE ORDER FORM noting inventory of machines and replacement engines within the eligible engine range. Sign the completed FUEL FILTER EXCHANGE/PURCHASE ORDER FORM on the Dealer Signature line and fax to Kawasaki Order Services at 877-892-2700. Your account will be billed for replacement fuel fi lters upon shipping. Reimbursement will be provided through the warranty process outlined in the Factory Directed Modifi cation (to follow).

SERVICE FUEL FILTER part number 49019-0707 inventory should be immediately destroyed and discarded per the following instructions:

Grip one of the fi ttings with a pair of pliers and twist until the fi tting is removed from the fi lter. The process is shown in Image 1 below.

Image 1: Destroyed fuel filter

Complete the REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTER section of the attached FUEL FILTER EXCHANGE/PURCHASE ORDER FORM noting the service part unsold inventory Qty’ of fuel fi lter 49019-0707that has been destroyed and discarded. Sign the completed FUEL FILTER EXCHANGE/PURCHASE ORDER FORM on

the Dealer Signature line and fax to Kawasaki Order Services at 877-892-2700.Your signature acknowledges this service fuel fi lter has been destroyed and discarded per the above instructions in this Stop Sale Bulletin. Your account will not be credited until the completed FUEL FILTER EXCHANGE/PURCHASE ORDER FORM has been signed and returned. Your account will be billed for replacement service fuel fi lters upon shipping.

ELIGIBLE TUNE UP KITS should be returned to Kawasaki. Complete the TUNE UP KITS section of the attached FUEL FILTER EXCHANGE/ PURCHASE ORDER FORM noting the number of eligible kits. Sign the completed FUEL FILTER EXCHANGE/PURCHASE ORDER FORM in the Dealer Signature line and fax to Kawasaki Order Services at 877-892-2700. Kawasaki Order Services will fax a RFC/Shipping Documents upon receipt and processing of the signed FUEL FILTER EXCHANGE/PURCHASE ORDER FORM. Your account will not be credited until kits have been received by Kawasaki. You will be billed for replacement kits upon shipping.

Kawasaki Action

Kawasaki will initiate a Factory Directed Modifi cation (FDM) to replace fuel fi lters on all eligible unsold engines by August 21, 2012. Currently Kawasaki has a limited supply of fuel fi lters. Please complete and return the attached form for all eligible unsold units, engines and spare parts inventory by fax (877-892-2700)at your earliest convenience. Kawasaki will ship

replacement

fuel fi lters as soon as available.

A corrective

action plan for consumer units

will follow upon the Consumer Product Safety Commission review and approval.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sincerely,

KAWASAKI MOTORS CORP., U.S.A.

Revised August 17, 2012

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ENG 12-01