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MODEL NO. CO18542STC 18.5 HP 42 INCH

LAWN TRACTOR

Assembly

• Operation

• Maintenance

• Service and Adjustments

• Storage

• Troubleshooting

• Repair Parts

For Parts and Service, contact our authorized distributor:

call 1-800-849-1297For Technical Assistance: call1-800-829-5886

193008 Rev. 1 8.11.04 MH

PRINTED IN U.S.A.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Warranty ................................................

2

Maintenance ........................................

17

Safety Rules ..........................................

3

Service and Adjustments.....................

20

Product Specifications ...........................

6

Storage ................................................

25

Assembly/Pre-Operation .......................

8

Troubleshooting ...................................

26

Operation.............................................

11

Repair Parts.........................................

30

Maintenance Schedule ........................

17

 

 

WARRANTY

LIMITED WARRANTY

The Manufacturer warrants to the original consumer purchaser that this product as manufactured is free from defects in materials and workmanship. For a period of two

(2) years from date of purchase by the original consumer purchaser, we will repair or replace, at our option, without charge for parts or labor incurred in replacing parts, any part which we find to be defective due to materials or workmanship. This Warranty is subject to the following limitations and exclusions.

1.This warranty does not apply to the engine, other than EHP manufactured transaxle/ transmission components, battery (except as noted below) or components parts thereof. Please refer to the applicable manufacturer's warranty on these items.

2.Transportation charges for the movement of any power equipment unit or attachment are the responsibility of the purchaser. Transportation charges for any parts submitted for replacement under this warranty must be paid by the purchaser unless such return is requested by Electrolux Home Products.

3.Battery Warranty: On products equipped with a Battery, we will replace, without charge to you, any battery which we find to be defective in manufacture, during the first ninety (90) days of ownership. After ninety (90) days, we will exchange the Battery, charging you 1/12 of the price of a new Battery for each full month from the date of the original sale. Battery must be maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished.

4.The Warranty period for any products used for rental or commercial purposes is limited to 90 days from the date of original purchase.

5.This Warranty applies only to products which have been properly assembled, adjusted, operated, and maintained in accordance with the instructions furnished. This Warranty does not apply to any product which has been subjected to alteration, misuse, abuse, improper assembly or installation, delivery damage, or to normal wear of the product.

6.Exclusions: Excluded from this Warranty are belts, blades, blade adapters, normal wear, normal adjustments, standard hardware and normal maintenance.

7.In the event you have a claim under this Warranty, you must return the product to an authorized service dealer.

Should you have any unanswered questions concerning this Warranty, please contact:

Electrolux Home Products, Inc.

In Canada contact:

Outdoor Products Customer Service Dept.

Electrolux Canada Corp.

250 Bobby Jones Expressway

7075 Ordan Drive

Augusta, GA 30909 USA

Mississauga, Ontario

 

L5T 1K6

giving the model number, serial number and date of purchase of your product and the name and address of the authorized dealer from whom it was purchased.

THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE SAME TIME PERIODS STATED HEREIN FOR OUR EXPRESSED WARRANTIES. Some areas do not allow the limitation of consequential damages or limitations of how long an implied Warranty may last, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from locale to locale.

This is a limited Warranty within the meaning of that term as defined in the MagnusonMoss Act of 1975.

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SAFETY RULES

IMPORTANT: This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.

WARNING: In order to prevent accidental starting when setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs, always disconnect spark plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact spark plug.

WARNING: Do not coast down a hill in neutral, you may lose control of the tractor.

WARNING: Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your tractor. Use common sense when towing. Operate only at the lowest possible speed when on a slope. Too heavy of a load, while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.

WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause

cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Wash hands after handling.

I. GENERAL OPERATION

Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting.

Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine.

Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.

Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.

Never carry passengers.

Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing.

Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place.

Slow down before turning.

Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and remove keys before dismounting.

Turn off blades when not mowing.

Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute.

Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.

Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing roadways.

Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.

Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-relatedinjuries. These operators should evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to protect themselves and others from serious injury.

Keep machine free of grass , leaves or other debris build-upwhich can touch hot exhaust / engine parts and burn . Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves or other debris which can cause buildup to occur. Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or storing the machine . Allow machine to cool before storage.

II. SLOPE OPERATION

Slopes are a major factor related to loss- of-controland tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.

DO:

Mow up and down slopes, not across.

Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

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SAFETY RULES

Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.

Tall grass can hide obstacles.

Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability.

Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine.

Keep all movement on the slopes slow andgradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction.

Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.

DO NOT:

Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.

Do not mow neardrop-offs,ditches, or embankments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over

the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in.

Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding.

Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground.

Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.

III. CHILDREN

Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.

Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.

Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children.

Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

Never allow children to operate the machine.

Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.

IV. SERVICE

Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are flammable and vapors are explosive.

-Use only an approved container.

-Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke.

-Never refuel the machine indoors.

-Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater.

Never run a machine inside a closed area.

Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.

Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.

Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up.Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing.

Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.

Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.

Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer's recommended parts, when necessary.

Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.

Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.

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SAFETY RULES

Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.

Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off.

Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing.

Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation.

Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.

Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.

Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children.

Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across.

Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.

Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope.

Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.

If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift into reverse and back down slowly.

Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Gasoline

4.0

 

 

 

Capacity and

Unleaded

 

 

Type:

Regular

 

 

 

 

 

Oil Type

SAE 30 (above 32°F)

(API-SG-SL):

SAE 5W-30(below32°F)

 

 

 

 

 

Oil Capacity:

W/Filter:

 

3.5

Pints

 

W/O Filter:

3.0 Pints

 

 

Spark Plug:

Champion RC12YC

(Gap: .030")

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Speed (MPH):

 

 

 

Forward:

 

1st

1.2

 

 

2nd

1.5

 

 

3rd

2.4

 

 

4th

3.5

 

 

5th

4.8

 

 

6th

5.3

Reverse:

 

 

 

1.5

 

 

 

 

Tire Pressure:

Front:

14 PSI

 

 

Rear:

10 PSI

 

 

 

Charging

9 Amps @ 3600 RPM

System:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery:

Amp/Hr:

 

28

 

Min. CCA:

230

 

Case Size: U1R

Blade Bolt Torque: 27-35Ft. Lbs.

CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance.

Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service center/ department We have competent, welltrained technicians and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.

Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly. Always observe the “SAFETY RULES”.

CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES

Read and observe the safety rules.

Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for and using your tractor.

Follow the instructions under “Maintenance” and “Storage” sections of this

owner’s manual.

WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimprovedforest-covered,brush-coveredorgrass-coveredland 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 arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest authorized service center/department (See REPAIR PARTS section of this manual).

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UNASSEMBLED PARTS

 

 

Steering Wheel

 

Steering

 

 

 

Wheel Insert

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Large Flat Washer

 

 

Steering Sleeve

(1) Hex Bolt

1/4-28x1-1/4

Extension

 

Steering Wheel

 

Steering Sleeve

 

Adapter

 

 

 

(1) Hex nut

1/2-20

 

 

Seat

 

 

 

(1) Washer

 

 

 

17/32 x 1-3/16x 12 Gauge

 

 

 

(1) Knob

 

 

Slope Sheet

(1) Oil Drain Tube

 

 

For Future Use

 

 

 

Keys

 

 

 

(2) Keys

 

 

 

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ASSEMBLY/PRE-OPERATION

Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping purposes. To ensure safe and proper operation of your tractor all parts and hardware you assemble must be tightened securely. Use the correct tools as necessary to insure proper tightness. Review the video cassette before you begin.

TOOLS REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLY

A socket wrench set will make assembly easier. Standard wrench sizes you need are listed below.

(1)

3/4" wrench

(1)

Pliers

(2)

7/16" wrench

(1)

Utility knife

(1)

Tire pressure gauge

 

When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means, from your point of view, when you are in the operating position (seated behind the steering wheel).

TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON

UNPACK CARTON

1.Remove all accessible loose parts and parts boxes from carton.

2.Cut along dotted lines on all four panels of carton. Remove end panels and lay side panels flat.

3.Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and remove.

BEFORE REMOVING TRACTOR FROM SKID

ATTACH STEERING WHEEL

1.Remove locknut and large flat washer from steering shaft.

2.Position front wheels of the tractor so they are pointing straight forward.

3.Slide the steering sleeve over the steering shaft.

4.Align tabs and press steering sleeve extension into bottom of steering wheel.

5.Position steering wheel so cross bars are horizontal (left to right) and slide onto steering wheel adapter.

6.Secure steering wheel to steering shaft with locknut and large flat washer previously removed. Tighten securely.

7.Snap steering wheel insert into center of steering wheel.

8.Remove protective materials from trac-

tor hood and grill.

IMPORTANT: Check for and remove any staples in skid that may puncture tires where tractor is to roll off skid.

 

Steering Wheel

 

Insert

 

Lock Nut

 

Large Flat

 

Washer

Steering Wheel

 

 

Steering

 

Wheel

Steering

Adaptor

Wheel Extention

Tabs

Steering

Shaft

Steering

Sleeve

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CHECK BATTERY

1. Lift hood to raised position.

NOTE: If this battery is put into service after month and year indicated on label (label located between terminals) charge battery for minimum of one hour at6-10amps. (See "BATTERY" in Maintenance section of this manual for charging instructions).

Label

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INSTALL SEAT

Adjust seat before tightening adjustment knob.

1.Remove adjustment knob and flat washer securing seat to cardboard packing and set aside for assembly of seat to tractor.

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2.Pivot seat upward and remove from the cardboard packing. Remove the cardboard packing and discard.

3.Place seat on seat pan so head of shoulder bolt is positioned over large slotted hole in pan.

4.Push down on seat to engage shoulder bolt in slot and pull seat towards rear of tractor.

5.Pivot seat and pan forward and assemble adjustment knob and flat washer loosely. Do not tighten.

6.Lower seat into operating position and sit in seat.

7.Slide seat until a comfortable position is reached which allows you to press clutch/brake pedal all the way down.

8.Get off seat without moving its adjusted position.

9.Raise seat and tighten adjustment knob securely.

Seat

Seat Pan

 

Shoulder

66

Bolt

Flat Washer

02464

Adjustment Knob

NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid. Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the tractor from the skid.

TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls)

1.Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

2.Release parking brake by depressing clutch/brake pedal.

3.Place gearshift lever in neutral (N) position.

4.Roll tractor forward off skid.

5.Remove banding holding deflector shield up against tractor.

TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Operation section for location and function of controls)

WARNING: Before starting, read, understand and follow all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be sure tractor is in awell-ventilatedarea. Be sure the area in front of tractor is clear of other people and objects.

1.Be sure all the above assembly steps have been completed.

2.Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline.

3.Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake pedal and set the parking brake.

4.Place gear shift lever in neutral (N) position.

5.Press lift lever plunger and raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.

6.Start the engine. After engine has started, move throttle control to idle position.

7.Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position and hold. Move gearshift lever to 1st gear.

8.Slowly release clutch/brake pedal and slowly drive tractor off skid.

9.Apply brake to stop tractor, set parking brake and place gearshift lever in neutral position.

10.Turn ignition key to "STOP" position. Continue with the instructions that follow.

INSTALL MULCHER PLATE

(If previously removed)

1.Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position.

2.Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck opening and slide into place, as shown.

3.Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.

4.Hook rear latch into hole on back of

mower deck.

CAUTION: Do not remove deflector shield from mower.

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Deflector

Shield

Mulcher Plate

Latch

Hooks

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TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR DISCHARGING

Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place. Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of optional grass catcher accessory.

NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulching blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.

REPOSITION RIGHT REAR GAUGE WHEEL

For shipping purposes, the right rear gauge wheel assembly is mounted upside down on the mower. Remove the gauge wheel assembly and reinstall from the bottom as shown. To adjust gauge wheels, see the Operation section in this manual.

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CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important for best cutting performance.

Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in “PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS” section of this manual.

CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL BELTS

See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed correctly.

CHECK DECK LEVELNESS

For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly leveled. See “TO

LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM

After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that the brake is properly adjusted. See “TO ADJUST BRAKE” in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.

CHECKLIST

Before you operate your new tractor, we wish to assure that you receive the best performance and satisfaction from this Quality Product.

Please review the following checklist:

All assembly instructions have been completed.

No remaining loose parts in carton.

Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum 1 hour at 6 amps).

Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.

All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes, the tires were overinflated at the factory).

Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/front-to-rearfor best cutting results. (Tires must be properly inflated for leveling).

Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.

Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure and wires are properly clamped.

While learning how to use your tractor, pay extra attention to the following important items:

Engine oil is at proper level.

Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded gasoline.

Become familiar with all controls, their location and function. Operate them before you start the engine.

Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.

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