Dixon 115312327R1, 966504101, SPDZTR 30 CA User Manual

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Operator Manual

SPDZTR 30 CA / 966504101

Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.

In order to implement improvements, specifications and designs can be altered without prior notification.

Note that no legal demands can be placed based on the information contained in these instructions.

Use only original parts for repairs. The use of other parts voids the warranty.

Do not modify or install non-standardequipment to the unit without consent from the manufacturer. Modifications to the unit may cause unsafe operations or damage the unit.

When this product is worn out and no longer used, it should be returned to the reseller or other party for recycling.

©2010 HTC All rights reserved. Beatrice, NE. Printed in U.S.A.

Contents

INTRODUCTION................................................................

5

General........................................................................

5

Driving and Transport on Public Roads.......................

5

Towing.........................................................................

5

Operating.....................................................................

5

Good Service...............................................................

6

Manufacturing Number......................................

6

SYMBOLS AND DECALS..................................................

7

SAFETY.............................................................................

9

Safety Instructions.......................................................

9

Personal Safety Equipment.......................................

11

Slope Operation.........................................................

11

Safe Handling of Gasoline.........................................

13

General Maintenance................................................

14

Transport...................................................................

16

Towing.......................................................................

16

Spark Arrestor............................................................

16

CONTROLS.....................................................................

17

Control Locations.......................................................

17

Steering Control Levers.............................................

18

Parking Brake............................................................

19

Throttle Control..........................................................

19

Ignition Switch............................................................

19

Choke Control............................................................

20

Refueling....................................................................

20

Fuel Shut Off Valve....................................................

21

Mower Deck Lifting Lever..........................................

21

Tracking.....................................................................

21

Blade Control Lever...................................................

22

Manual Transport.......................................................

22

operatioN....................................................................

23

Training......................................................................

23

Steering.....................................................................

23

Before Starting...........................................................

24

Starting the Engine....................................................

24

Jumper cables.................................................

27

Running.....................................................................

28

Operating on Hills......................................................

29

Mowing Tips...............................................................

30

Stopping the Engine..................................................

31

Manual Transport.......................................................

32

maintenance...............................................................

33

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

33

Battery.......................................................................

35

Safety System............................................................

36

Tire Pressures...........................................................

36

Parking Brake............................................................

37

V-belts........................................................................

37

Deck Belt...................................................................

37

EZT Belt.....................................................................

38

Cutting Blades...........................................................

38

Blade replacement...........................................

38

Adjusting the Mower Deck.........................................

39

Leveling Deck..................................................

39

Caster Wheels...........................................................

40

Cleaning.....................................................................

40

Hardware...................................................................

40

lubrication.................................................................

41

Front Wheel Mount....................................................

42

Front Wheel Bearings................................................

42

Engine Lubrication.....................................................

42

Steering Control Shafts..............................................

42

troubleshooting.....................................................

43

Winter Storage...........................................................

45

STORAGE........................................................................

45

Service.......................................................................

45

SCHEMATICS..................................................................

46

TECHNICAL DATA...........................................................

47

Torque Specifications................................................

47

Conformity Certificates......................................

50

SERVICE JOURNAL........................................................

51

WARNING!

Failure to follow cautious operating practices can result in serious injury to the operator or other persons. The owner must understand these instructions, and must allow only trained persons who understand these instructions to operate the mower.

Each person operating the mower must be of sound mind and body and must not be under the influence of any mind altering substance.

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.

INTRODUCTION

Congratulations

Thank you for purchasing a Dixon ride-onmower. This machine is built for superior efficiency to rapidly mow primarily large areas. A control panel easily accessible to the operator and a hydrostatic transmission regulated by steering controls both contribute to the machine’s performance.

This manual is a valuable document. Read the contents carefully before using or servicing the machine. The following of instructions (use, service, maintenance, etc.) by all who operate this machine is important for the safety of the operator and others. It can also considerably increase the life span of the machine and increase its resale value.

If you sell your machine, be sure to give the operator’s manual to the new owner.

The final chapter of this operator’s manual provides a Service Journal. Ensure that service and repair work are documented. A well-keptservice journal reduces service costs for the maintenance and affects the machine’s resale value. Please contact your dealer for more information. Take the operator’s manual along when the machine is taken to your dealer for service.

General

In this operator’s manual, left and right, backward and forward are used in relation to the machine’s normal driving direction.

Continuous dedication to improve our products require that specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

Driving and Transport on Public Roads

Check applicable road traffic regulations before transporting on public roads. If the machine is transported, you must always use approved fastening equipment and ensure that the machine is well anchored. DO NOT operate this machine on public roadways.

Towing

If machine is equipped with a tow hitch, use extreme caution when towing. Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment.

Make wide turns to avoid jack-knifing.Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop. Do not tow on sloped ground. The weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control.

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for weight limits for towed equipment. Do not tow near ditches, canals, and other hazards.

Operating

This machine is constructed only for mowing grass on lawns and even ground without obstacles such as stones, tree stumps, etc. The machine can also be used for other tasks when equipped with special accessories provided by the manufacturer. Operating instructions for the accessories are provided with delivery. All other types of uses are incorrect. The manufacturer’s directions concerning operation, maintenance, and repairs must be carefully followed.

Lawn mowers and all power equipment, can be potentially dangerous if used improperly. Safety requires good judgement, careful use in accordance with these instructions and common sense.

The machine must only be operated, maintained, and repaired by persons familiar with the machine’s special characteristics and who are also

knowledgeable about the safety instructions. Use only approved repair parts to maintain this machine.

Accident prevention regulations, other general safety regulations, occupational safety rules, and traffic regulations must be followed without fail.

Unauthorized modifications to the design of the machine may absolve the manufacturer from liability for any resulting personal injury or property damage.

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INTRODUCTION

Good Service

Dixon’s products are sold only in specialized retail stores with complete service. This ensures that you as a customer receive only the best support and service. Before the product is delivered, the machine has,

for example, been inspected and adjusted by your

retailer. See the certificate in the Service Journal in this operator’s manual.

When you need spare parts or support in service questions, warranty issues, etc., please consult the following professional:

 

 

 

This Operator’s Manual belongs to the machine with

Engine

Transmission

the manufacturing number:

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing Number

The machine’s manufacturing number can be found on the printed plate affixed to the left in the engine compartment. Stated on the plate, from the top are:

The machine’s type designation (I.D.).

The manufacturer’s type number (Model).

The machine’s serial number (Serial no.)

Please have the type designation and serial number available when ordering spare parts.

The engine’s manufacturing number is stamped on one of the valve covers.

The plate states:

The engine’s model.

The engine’s type.

Code

Please have these available when ordering spare parts.

The wheel motors and hydrostatic pumps have a barcode decal affixed at the rear.

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symbols and decals

These symbols are found on the machine and in the operator’s manual.

Study them carefully so that you know what they mean.

WARNING!

Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx. xx xxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxx.

Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk of personal injury or death, particularly if the reader should neglect to follow instructions given in the manual.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx. xx xxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxx.

Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk of material damage, particularly if the reader should neglect to follow instructions given in the manual.

Used also when there is a potential for misuse or misassembly.

R N

Reverse

Neutral

 

Fast

Slow

 

Choke

Fuel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning!

Parking Brake

CE conformity

Warning! Rotating blades,

Do not touch parts

 

 

marking. Only for

keep away from the

 

 

 

 

 

European market

discharge deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery acid is corrosive, explosive and flammable

Do not stand here

Noise emissions to the surroundings in accordance with the European Union’s directive. The machine’s emission is stated in the chapter TECHNICAL DATA and on the decals.

Only machines for European market

Use protective glasses

Use protective gloves

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symbols and decals

Read

Shut off engine and

Keep a safe

Use on slopes

No passengers

Operator’s

remove key before

distance from

no greater

 

Manual

performing any

the machine

than 10°

 

 

maintenance or repair work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whole body

Severing of fingers

Do not open or

Careful backing up,

 

Careful going

exposure to

and toes

remove safety

watch for other

forward, watch for

thrown objects

 

shields while

 

 

 

people

 

other people

 

 

engine is running

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving sharp blades under cover

8

SAFETY

Safety Instructions

These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully.

WARNING!

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.

General Operation

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

Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.

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 blades.

Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.

Never carry passengers. The machine is only intended for use by one person.

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

Never direct discharged material toward anyone. Avoid discharging material against a wall or obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop the blades when crossing gravel surfaces.

Do not operate machine without the entire grass catcher, discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and working

Slow down before turning.

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

Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or unclogging the discharge guard.

WARNING!

This symbol means that important safety instructions need to be emphasized. It concerns your safety.

8011-512

Read the operator’s manual before starting the machine

8011-513

Clear the area of objects before mowing

9

SAFETY

Operate machine 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.

Always wear eye protection when operating machine.

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.

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for wheel weights or counterweights.

Anyone who operates this machine must first read and understand this Operation Manual. Local laws may regulate the age of the user.

Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris buildup which can touch hot exhaust or 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.

8011-520

Never take passengers

WARNING!

Engine exhaust and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals considered to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive system damage. The engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas. Do not use the machine in enclosed spaces.

10

SAFETY

Personal Safety Equipment

WARNING!

When using the machine, approved personal protective equipment (shown in illustrations) shall be used. Personal protective equipment cannot eliminate the risk of injury but it

will reduce the degree of injury if an accident does happen. Ask your retailer for help in choosing the right equipment.

Make sure that you have first aid equipment close at hand when using the machine.

Never use the machine when barefoot.

Always wear protective shoes or boots, preferably with steel toe caps.

Always wear approved protective glasses or a full visor when assembling or driving.

Always wear gloves when handling the blades.

Never wear loose clothing that can get caught in moving parts.

Use ear protectors to avoid damage to hearing.

Slope Operation

Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and tip-overaccidents, which can result in severe injury or death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.

Mow up and down slopes (10 degrees maximum), not across.

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

Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have to stop while on the slope.

Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction.

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

Keep movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction, which could cause machine to roll over.

Use extra care while operating machine with grass catchers or other attachments; they can affect the stability of the machine.

Do not use on steep slopes.

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

Do not mow near drop-offs,ditches, or embankments. The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is over the edge or if the edge caves in.

8011-670a

Personal protective equipment

6003-004

Mow up and down, not side to side

WARNING!

Do not drive up or down hills with slopes greater than 10 degrees. Do not drive across any slopes.

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SAFETY

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 out of the path of danger.

Keep children out of the mowing area and in the watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator.

Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area.

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

Never carry children, even with the blades shut off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or backed over by the machine.

Never allow children to operate the machine.

Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block the view of a child.

8011-518

Keep children away from work area

8011-517

Never allow children to operate the machine

12

SAFETY

WARNING!

The engine must not be started when the driver’s floor plate or any protective plate for the mower deck’s drive belt is removed.

Safe Handling of Gasoline

To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.

Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other sources of ignition.

Use only approved gasoline container.

Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool at least two (2) minutes before refueling.

Never fuel the machine indoors.

Never store the machine or fuel container where there is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as on a water heater or other appliance.

Before beginning to refuel, minimize the risk of static electricity by touching a metal surface.

Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers on the ground away from the vehicle when filling.

Remove gas-poweredequipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, refuel such equipment with a portable container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.

Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank or container opening at all times until fueling is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-opendevice.

If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immediately.

Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten securely.

Do not start the engine near spilled fuel.

Never use gasoline as a cleaning agent.

If leaks arise in fuel system, engine must not be started until problem has been resolved.

Check the fuel level before each use and leave space for the fuel to expand, as the heat from the engine and the sun may otherwise cause the fuel to expand and overflow.

8011-516

Never fill the fuel tank indoors

WARNING!

The engine and the exhaust system become very hot during operation.

There is risk for burns if touched.

Allow engine and exhaust system to cool at least two (2) minutes before refueling.

13

SAFETY

General Maintenance

Never operate machine in a closed area.

Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition.

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

Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris buildup. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any fuel-soakeddebris. Allow machine to cool before storing.

If the machine strikes a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.

Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine running.

Check grass catcher components and the discharge guard frequently and replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts, when necessary.

Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.

Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.

Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as necessary.

Do not modify safety equipment. Check regularly to be sure it works properly. The machine must not be driven with defective or unmounted protective plates, protective cowlings, safety switches, or other protective devices.

Do not change the settings of governors and avoid running the engine with overly high engine speeds. If the engine runs too fast, there is risk for damaging the machine components.

Be very careful when handling battery acid. Acid on skin can cause serious corrosive burns. If battery acid is spilled on skin, rinse immediately with water.

Acid in the eyes can cause blindness, contact a doctor immediately.

Be careful when servicing the battery. Explosive gases form in the battery. Never perform maintenance on the battery when smoking or near open flames or sparks.

The battery can explode and cause serious injury or damage.

Ensure that the equipment is in good condition and that all nuts and bolts, especially those fastening the blade attachments, are properly tightened and torqued.

8011-515

Never drive the machine in an enclosed space

WARNING!

Use protective glasses for maintenance work.

WARNING!

The battery contains lead and lead compounds, chemicals that are considered to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive system damage. Wash your hands after handling the battery.

14

SAFETY

Sparking can occur when working with the battery and the heavy cables of the starter circuit. This can cause battery explosion, fire or eye injury. Sparking in this circuit can not occur after the chassis cable (normally negative, black) is removed from the battery.

Use protective goggles.

Ensure that the fuel filler cap is mounted tightly and no flammable substances are stored in an open vessel.

WARNING!

Avoid electrical sparking and its consequences by the following routines:

Never work with the starter circuit if there is spilled fuel.

Disconnect the negative cable from the battery first and reconnect it last.

Do not make a bridge short circuit across the starter relay to run the starter.

Never use the machine indoors or in spaces lacking proper ventilation. The exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, an odorless, poisonous, and lethal gas.

Stop to inspect the equipment if the machine runs over or into anything. If necessary, make repairs before starting.

Never make adjustments with the engine running.

The machine is tested and approved only with the equipment originally provided or recommended by the manufacturer. Only use approved repair parts for the machine.

The blades are sharp and can cause cuts and gashes. Wrap the blades or use protective gloves when handling them.

Check the parking brake’s functionality regularly. Adjust and service as necessary.

The mulch blades should only be used in familiar areas when higher quality mowing is desired.

Reduce the risk of fire by removing grass, leaves, and other debris that may have accumulated on the machine.

Allow the machine to cool before putting it in storage.

Regularly clean deck and underside of deck, avoid spraying engine and electrical components with water.

6003-009

Do not smoke when performing maintenance on the battery. The battery can explode and cause serious injury/damage.

8009-728

Risk of sparking

8011-514

Regularly clean deck

15

SAFETY

Transport

The machine is heavy and can cause serious crushing injuries. Be extra cautious when it is loaded on or unloaded from a vehicle or trailer.

Use an approved trailer to transport the machine. Activate the parking brake, turn off the fuel supply, and fasten the machine with approved fastening devices, such as bands, chains, or straps, when transporting.

Do not operate this machine on public roadways.

Check and abide by local traffic regulations before transporting the machine on any road.

Do not tow this machine: it may cause damage to the drive system.

Load the unit onto truck or trailer by driving up ramps of suitable strength using a slow speed. Do not lift! The machine is not intended to be lifted by hand.

Towing

If machine is equipped with a tow hitch, use extreme caution when towing. Never allow children or others in or on towed equipment..

Make wide turns to avoid jack-knifing.Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop. Do not tow on sloped ground. The weight of the towed equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of control.

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for weight limits for towed equipment. Do not tow near ditches, canals, and other hazards.

Spark Arrestor

A spark arrestor for the muffler is available through your authorized Dixon dealer.

WARNING!

Escaping hydraulic oil under pressure can have sufficient force to penetrate the skin, causing serious injury. If injured by escaping fluid, see a doctor at once. Serious infection or reaction can develop

if proper medical treatment is not administered immediately.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The parking brake is not sufficient to lock the machine in place during transport. Ensure that the machine is well fastened to the transport vehicle. Always reverse the machine onto the transport vehicle to avoid tipping it over.

WARNING!

This mower is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forested, bush covered or grassy lands unless the engine's system is equipped with a spark arrestor meeting applicable local or state laws (if any).

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CONTROLS

This operator’s manual describes the Dixon Zero Turn Rider. The rider is fitted with a Briggs & Stratton fourstroke overhead valve engine.

Control Locations

1 2

Transmission from the engine is made via belt-drivenhydraulic pumps. Using the left and right steering controls, the flow is regulated and thereby the direction and speed.

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8050-002

5

6

7

8

9

1.

Cutting height handle

6.

Motion control levers

2.

Park brake

7.

Fuel tank cap

3.

Choke/throttle control

8.

Fuel shut off valve

4.

Ignition switch

9.

Bypass linkage

5.

Blade control lever

 

 

17

CONTROLS

Steering Control Levers

The machine’s speed and direction are continuously variable using the two steering controls. The steering controls can be moved forward or backward about a neutral position. Furthermore, there is a neutral position, which is locked if the steering controls are moved outward.

When both controls are in the neutral position (N), the machine stands still.

By moving both controls an equal amount forward or backward, the machine moves in a straight line forward or backward respectively.

In order, for example, to turn right while moving forward, move the right control towards the neutral position. The rotation of the right wheel is reduced and the machine turns to the right.

Zero turn can be achieved by moving one control backward (behind the neutral position) and carefully moving the other steering control forward from its neutral position. The rotation direction when zero turning is determined by which steering control is moved backward behind the neutral position. If the left steering control is pulled backward, the machine turns to the left. Use extra care when using this maneuver.

If the steering controls are in uneven positions when standing still or do not fit in the slots for moving the controls outward, they can be adjusted.

8050-003

Steering controls

WARNING!

The machine can turn very rapidly if one steering control is moved much further forward than the other.

8050-004

1.Forward

2.Neutral

3.Neutral slot, Neutral lock

4.Reverse

Motion control lever, right side

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CONTROLS

Parking Brake

The parking brake is found on the right side of the machine. Pull the lever backward to activate the brake and push forward to release it.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The machine must stand absolutely still when applying the parking brake. Always set the parking brake before dismounting. Release the parking brake before moving the mower.

8050-005

Parking brake not activated

Throttle Control

The throttle control regulates the engine speed and thereby the rate of rotation of the blades.

In order to increase or decrease the engine speed, the control is moved forward or back respectively.

Avoid idling the engine for long periods, as there is a risk of fouling the spark plugs.

USE FULL THROTTLE WHEN MOWING, for best mower performance and battery charging.

8050-031-a

Throttle control

Ignition Switch

The ignition key is placed on the control panel and is used to start and stop the engine.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Do not run the starter for more than five seconds each time. If the engine does not start, wait about 10 seconds before retrying.

8050-031-a

Ignition switch

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CONTROLS

Choke Control

The choke control is used for cold starts in order to provide the engine with a richer fuel mixture.

For cold starts the throttle should be pushed forward to the choke position.

WARNING!

Gasoline is highly flammable. Observe caution and fill the tank outdoors (see the safety instruction).

Refueling

Read the safety instructions before refueling. The machine has one fuel tank, just behind the seat. The tank volume is 3 gallons (11.4 liters).

Make sure the fuel cap is properly tightened and the cap gasket is not damaged.

The engine will run on a minimum of 85-octaneunleaded gasoline (no oil mix). Environmentally adapted alkylate gasoline can be used. See also Technical Data concerning ethanol fuel. Methanol fuel is not allowed. Do not use E85 alcohol based fuel. Damage to engine and components may occur.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Experience indicates that alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol, ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which leads to separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems, the fuel system should be emptied before storage of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel the next season. See Storage Instructions for additional information. Never use engine or carburetor cleaners in the fuel tank or permanent damage may occur.

8050-031-a

Choke control

8050-012

Fuel tank

WARNING!

The engine and the exhaust system, become very hot during operation.

Risk for burns if touched.

Allow engine and exhaust system to cool at least two (2) minutes before refueling

WARNING!

Fill to bottom of filler neck. Do not overfill. Wipe off any spilled oil or fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame.

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CONTROLS

Fuel Shut Off Valve

The fuel shut off valve is located in the fuel line under the seat. Tilt seat forward for access. The fuel valve is ON when the valve is parallel to the fuel line. Rotate the valve ¼ turn clockwise to turn fuel OFF.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

In order to obtain an even cutting height, it is important that the air pressure is 15 psi in all tires.

Mower Deck Lifting Lever

The lifting lever is used to place the mower deck in the transport position or one of the 6 different cutting height positions.

The cutting height is set by placing a lever in the notch for the desired cutting height.

The lifting lever can also be used to temporarily adjust the cutting height, such as when passing a minor bump in the lawn.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Always use the high position (F) to transport.

Tracking

If the mower is not tracking straight, check the air pressure in both rear tires. Recommended air

pressure is 15 psi. (1 bar) Tracking must be checked on a flat and level concrete or blacktop surface. If the unit still does not track straight contact your Dixon workshop for adjustments.

8050-010

Fuel shut off valve in the OPEN position.

8058-085

The mower deck’s lifting lever

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CONTROLS

Blade Control Lever

To engage the mower blades, slowly lift the lever up and into the the lock notch.

WARNING!

No adjustments or maintenance to be carried out unless:

the engine stopped

the ignition key removed

the parking brake activated

Manual Transport

When pushing or pulling the mower, be sure to engage the EZT Hydrogear bypass linkages. The EZT bypass linkages are located on the rear of the frame, below the rear engine guard.

Raise the deck into the highest cutting position.

Pull the EZT bypass linkages out and into the slots. Release linkages to hold in the bypass position.

Release park brake.

To reengage the EZT’s to drive, reverse the above procedure.

8058-074

Mower deck blade control lever in the disengaged position

8050-018

Set bypass linkages into slots on both sides

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operation

Read the Safety section and following pages, if you are unfamiliar with the machine.

Training

Zero turn mowers are far more maneuverable than typical riding mowers due to their unique steering capabilities.

We suggest that this section be reviewed in its entirety prior to attempting to move the mower under its own power. Additionally, we suggest when first operating the mower, use a reduced throttle speed and reduced ground speed by NOT moving control levers to the furthest forward or reverse positions during initial operation, or until operator becomes comfortable with controls. We also suggest first time users, or new users to Zero Turn mowers to become familiar with the mower’s movement on a hard surface, such as concrete or blacktop PRIOR to attempting to operate on turf. Until operator becomes comfortable with mower controls and zero turning capability, they may damage turf due to overly aggressive maneuvers.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When control levers are in the reverse position they return to neutral when released. This may cause the mower to suddenly stop.

Steering

To move forward and backward

The direction and speed of the mower’s movements is effected by the movement of the control lever(s) on each side of mower. The left control lever controls the left wheel. The right control lever controls the right wheel.

First time users should push mower (see Manual Transport in theOperation section) to an open, flat area, without other people or vehicles/obstacles nearby. In order to move unit under its own power, the operator must be in the seat, start engine (seeBefore Starting inOperation section), adjust engine speed to idle, disengage parking brake, do not engage blades at this time, rotate control levers inward. As long as the control levers have not been moved forward or backwards, mower will not move. Slowly move both control levers forward slightly. This will allow mower to start moving forward in a straight line. Pull back on control levers to the neutral position and mower should stop moving. Pull back slightly on control levers, this will allow mower to start moving backwards. Push forward on control levers to the neutral position and mower should stop moving.

To turn to the right

While moving in a forward direction, pull the right lever back towards the neutral position while maintaining the position of the left lever, this will slow the rotation of the right wheel and cause the machine to turn in that direction.

To turn to the left

While moving in a forward direction pull the left lever back towards the neutral position while maintaining the position of the right lever, this will slow the rotation of the left wheel and cause the machine to turn in that direction.

To zero turn

While moving in a forward direction, first pull both control levers back until the mower stops or slows dramatically.

Then by alternating one lever slightly to the forward position and the other in the reverse position.

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operation

Before Starting

Read the sections Safety Instructions and Controls before starting the machine.

Perform the daily maintenance before starting (see Maintenance Schedule in the Maintenance section).

Check that there is sufficient fuel in the fuel tank.

Adjust the seat to the desired position.

The following conditions must be fulfilled before the engine can be started:

The driver must be seated on the seat.

The blade control lever for engaging the mower blades must be down in the lower position.

The parking brake must be on.

Both steering controls must be in the locked (outer) neutral position.

Starting the Engine

1.Sit on the seat.

2.Raise the mower deck by pulling the lifting lever upward to the transport position (F).

3.Activate the parking brake.

Disengage the mower blades by lowering the blade control lever out of the lock notch and into the down position.

8050-020

Start conditions

8058-085

Raise the mower deck

8058-074

Set the blade control lever to the down position

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operation

Move the steering controls outward to the locked (outer) neutral position.

Move the throttle to the middle position.

If the engine is cold, the choke control should be pushed forward to the choke position.

8050-028

Place controls in neutral position

8050-031-a

Set the throttle

8050-031-a

Choke control

25

operation

Open the fuel valve.

8050-010

Open the fuel valve

Press in and turn the ignition key to the start position

When the engine starts, immediately release the ignition key back to the run position.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Do not run the starter for more than 5 seconds each time. If the engine does not start, wait approximately 10 seconds before retrying.

8050-135

Turn to START position

8050-136

Release ignition to the RUN position

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operation

Slowly push the choke control down when the engine has started.

Set the desired engine speed with the throttle. Allow the engine to run at a moderate speed, “half throttle” for 3-5minutes before loading it to heavily.USE FULL THROTTLE WHEN MOWING (no choke).

WARNING!

Engine exhaust and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals considered to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive system damage. The engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which is a odorless, colorless, poisonous gas. Do not use the machine in enclosed spaces.

WARNING!

Lead-acidbatteries generate explosive gases. Keep sparks, flame and smoking materials away from batteries. Always wear eye protection when around batteries.

If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be recharged. (See Battery in theMaintenance section.)

If jumper cables are used for emergency starting, follow this procedure:

Jumper cables

1.Connect each end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE (+) terminal on each battery, taking care not to short against chassis.

2.Connect one end of the BLACK cable to the NEGATIVE (-)terminal of the fully charged battery.

3.Connect the other end of the BLACK cable to a good CHASSIS GROUND on the mower with the discharged battery, away from the fuel tank and battery.

To remove cables, reverse order

1.Remove BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully charged battery.

2.Remove RED cable last from both batteries.

8050-031-a

Use full throttle when mowing

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Your mower is equipped with a 12-voltnegative grounded system. The other vehicle must also be a12-voltnegative grounded system. Do not use your mower to start other vehicles.

8011-642

Jumper cable connection

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operation

Running

1.Release the parking brake by moving the lever downward.

NOTE: The mower is equipped with an operator presence system. When the engine is running, any attempt by the operator to leave the seat without first setting the parking brake will shut off the engine.

2.Move the steering controls to the neutral position

(N).

3.Select the cutting height by placing the lever into the desired notch.

WARNING!

Ensure that no one is near mower when engaging blade control lever.

4.Engage the mower blade by sliding the lever upwards and into the lock notch.

5.Move throttle control to full throttle.

6.The machine’s speed and direction are continuously variable using the two steering controls. When both controls are in the neutral position, the machine stands still.

By moving both controls an equal amount forward or backward, the machine moves in a straight line forward or backward respectively.

In order, for example, to turn right while moving forward, move the right control towards the neutral position. The rotation of the right wheel is reduced and the machine turns to the right.

Turning on the spot (zero turn) can be achieved by moving one control backward (behind the neutral position) and carefully moving the other steering control forward from its neutral position.

8050-005

Parking brake not activated

8058-085

Mower deck’s lifting lever

8058-075

Mower blade control lever locked into blade engagement

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operation

Operating on Hills

 

Read the Safety Instructions Driving on Slopes in the

 

Safety Instructions.

 

WARNING!

 

Do not drive up or down hills with

 

slopes greater than 10 degrees. Do not

 

drive across slopes.

 

• The slowest speed possible should be used

 

before starting up or down hills.

 

• Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.

 

• If stopping is absolutely necessary, pull drive

 

levers into the neutral position and push to the

8050-020

outside of the unit and engage the parking brake.

Start conditions

• To restart movement, release the parking brake.

 

• Pull the control levers back to the center of the

 

mower and press forward to regain forward

 

motion.

 

• Make all turns slowly.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When in reverse, control levers return to neutral when released. This may cause the mower to suddenly stop.

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Mowing Tips

Observe and flag rocks and other fixed objects to avoid collisions.

Begin with a high cutting height and reduce it until the desired mowing result is attained.

The average lawn should be cut to

2½" (64 mm) during the cool season and over 3" (76 mm) during the hot months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow often after moderate growth.

For best cutting performance, grass over 6" (15 cm) in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively high, the second to the desired height.

The mowing result will be best with a high engine speed (the blades rotate rapidly) and low speed (the rider moves slowly). If the grass is not

too long and dense, the driving speed can be increased without negatively affecting the mowing result.

The finest lawns are obtained by mowing often. The lawn becomes more even and the grass clippings more evenly distributed over the mown area. The total time taken is not increased as a higher operating speed can be used without poor mowing results.

Avoid mowing wet lawns. The mowing result is poorer because the wheels sink into the soft lawn, clumps build, and the grass clippings fasten under the cowling.

Hose the mower deck underside with water after each use. When cleaning, the mower deck shall be raised into the transport position. Make sure the mower is cooled and the engine is off.

Use compressed air to clean top surface of the deck. Avoid flooding water on top surface, engine and electrical components.

When the mulching kit is used, it is important that the mowing interval is frequent.

WARNING!

Clear the lawn of stones and other objects that can be thrown out by the blades.

8011-603

Mowing pattern

WARNING!

Never drive the rider on terrain that slopes more than 10 degrees. Mow slopes up and down, never side to side. Avoid sudden directional changes.

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operation

Stopping the Engine

Allow the engine to idle a minute in order to attain normal operating temperature before stopping it, if it has been worked hard. Avoid idling the engine for longer periods, as there is a risk of the spark plugs fouling.

Disengage the mower deck by sliding the blade control lever out of the lock notch and down into the lower position.

Raise the mower deck by pulling the lifting lever upward to the transport position.

When the machine is standing still, activate the parking brake by pulling the lever backward.

Move the throttle to the minimum position (tortoise symbol). Turn the ignition key to the stop position. Never use choke to stop the engine.

Move the steering controls outward.

Remove the key. Always remove key when leaving the mower to prevent unauthorized use.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Leaving the ignition switch in any other position than “OFF” will cause the battery to be discharged.

8058-074

Disengage the mower blades

8058-085

Raise the mower deck with the lifting lever

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operation

Manual Transport

When pushing or pulling the mower, be sure to engage the EZT Hydrogear bypass linkages. The EZT bypass linkages are located on the rear of the frame, below the rear engine guard.

Raise the deck into the highest cutting position.

Pull the EZT bypass linkages out and into the slots. Release linkages to hold in the bypass position.

Release park brake.

To reengage the EZT’s to drive, reverse the above procedure.

8050-018

Set bypass linkages into slots on both sides

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2)
3)
4)

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Schedule

The following is a list of maintenance procedures that must be performed on the machine. For those points not described in this manual, visit an authorized service workshop. An annual service carried out by

an authorized service workshop is recommended to maintain your machine in the best possible condition and to ensure safe operation.

Read Maintenance in theSafety section.

 

Daily

 

Weekly At

Maintenance interval in

 

 

 

 

 

least

 

hours

 

 

 

 

 

once

 

 

 

 

Maintenance

Before

 

After

 

each

 

 

 

 

 

 

year

25 50 100 300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check the parking brake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check the engine’s oil level (every refueling)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check the safety system

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check for fuel and oil leakages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check/clean the engine’s cooling air intake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check the mower deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check for loose hardware (screws, nuts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean under the mower deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start the engine and blades, listen for unusual sounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check for damage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thoroughly clean around the engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean around belts, belt pulleys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check the tire pressures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharpen/replace mower blades

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean the engine’s cooling air intake 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean the air cleaner’s pre-filter2) (foam)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean the air cleaner’s filter cartridge 2) (paper filter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check/adjust the parking brake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) First change after5-8hours. When operating with a heavy load or at high ambient temperatures, replace every 50 hours.

In dusty conditions, cleaning and replacement are required more often. For daily use, the machine should be lubricated twice weekly. Performed by authorized service workshop.

= Described in this manual

= Not described in this manual

= See engine manufacturers’ Owners Manual

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2)
3)
4)

MAINTENANCE

 

Daily

 

Weekly At

Maintenance interval in

 

 

 

 

 

least

 

hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

once

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

each

 

 

 

 

Maintenance

Before

 

After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

year

25

50

100

300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check/adjust throttle cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check the condition of belts, belt pulleys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change the engine oil 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replace the engine oil filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean/replace the spark plugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check the caster wheels (every 200 hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check/adjust the mower deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check the engine valve clearance 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perform the 300-hourservice4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lubricate according to Lubrication Schedule 3,4)

 

 

 

 

1) First change after5-8hours. When operating with a heavy load or at high ambient temperatures, replace every 50 hours.

In dusty conditions, cleaning and replacement are required more often. For daily use, the machine should be lubricated twice weekly. Performed by authorized service workshop.

= Described in this manual

= Not described in this manual

= See engine manufacturers’ Owners Manual

WARNING!

Before performing any service or adjustment checklist:

Engage the parking brake.

Place the Blade-switchin the disengaged position.

Turn the ignition switch to “OFF” position and remove the key.

Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.

Disconnect the spark plug wire from all spark plugs and place the wire where it cannot come in contact with the plug.

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MAINTENANCE

Battery

Your mower is equipped with a maintenance free battery that does not need servicing. However, periodic charging of the battery with an automotive type battery charger will extend its life.

Keep battery and terminals clean.

Keep battery bolts tight.

Recharge at 6-10amperes for 1 hour

To clean battery and terminals

Corrosion and dirt on the battery and terminals can cause the battery to “leak” power.

1.Open the terminal access doors.

2.Remove the red terminal guard.

3.Disconnect BLACK battery cable first, then the RED battery cable and remove the battery from the machine.

4.Rinse the battery with plain water and dry.

5.Clean terminals and battery cable ends with wire brush until shiny.

6.Coat terminals with grease or petroleum jelly

7.Reinstall battery.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Do not attempt to open or remove caps or covers. Adding or checking level of electrolyte is not necessary.

Always use two wrenches for the terminal screws.

Replacing battery

1.Lift seat and rotate forward.

2.Remove the terminal guard.

3.Using two ½" wrenches disconnect BLACK battery cable then RED battery cable.

4.Unscrew the knob and remove battery hold down.

5.Carefully remove the battery from the mower.

6.Install new battery with terminals in the same position as the old battery.

7.Reinstall battery hold down.

8.First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) battery terminal with hex bolt and hex nut.

9.Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-)battery terminal with remaining hex bolt and hex nut.

10.Fit the terminal guard.

11.Lower seat.

Always use protective glasses when handling the battery.

STANDARD

STATE

APPROXIMATE BATTERY CHARGING TIME*

 

 

TO FULL CHARGE AT 80OF / 27OC

BATTERY

OF

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum Rate at:

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARGE

 

 

 

 

 

50 Amps

30 Amps

20 Amps

10 Amps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.6V

100%

- FULL CHARGE -

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.4V

75%

20 min.

35 min.

48 min.

90 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.2V

50%

45 min.

75 min.

95 min.

180 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.0V

25%

65 min.

115 min.

145 min.

280 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.8V

0%

85 min.

150 min.

195 min.

370 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Charging time depends on battery capacity, condition, age, temperature and efficiency of charger

WARNING!

Do not short battery terminals by allowing a wrench or any other object to contact both terminals at the same time. Before connecting battery, remove metal bracelets, wristwatch bands, rings, etc.

Positive terminal must be connected first to prevent sparks from accidental grounding.

8050-109

Battery cleaning and installation

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MAINTENANCE

Safety System

The machine is equipped with a safety system that prevents starting or driving under the following conditions.

The engine can only be started when:

1.The mower deck is disengaged.

2.The steering controls are in the outer, locked neutral position.

3.The driver is sitting in the driver’s seat.

4.The parking brake is on.

Make daily inspections to ensure that the safety system works by attempting to start the engine when one of the conditions is not met. Change the conditions and try again.

If the machine starts when one of these conditions is not met, turn the machine off and repair the safety system before using the machine again.

Make sure the engine stops when the park brake is not engaged and the operator leaves the seated position.

Check that the engine stops if the mower blades are engaged and the driver temporarily moves off the drivers seat.

8050-020

Start conditions

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

In order to be able to drive, the driver must sit in the seat and release the parking brake before the steering controls can be moved into the neutral position, otherwise the engine will stop.

Tire Pressures

All tires should be at 15 psi / 103 kPa / 1 bar.

8011-564

Tire pressures

36

MAINTENANCE

Parking Brake

Visually check that no damage is found on the lever, links, or switch belonging to the parking brake. Perform a standstill test and check that there is sufficient braking action.

To adjust the parking brake, contact the Dixon service workshop.

WARNING!

Faulty adjustment can result in reduced braking ability and can cause an accident.

V-belts

Check every 100 hours of operation. Check for severe cracking and large nicks.

NOTE: The belt will show some small cracks in normal operation.

The belts are not adjustable. Replace belts if they begin to slip from wear.

Deck Belt

To replace deck belt

Deck belt removal.

1.Park on a level surface. Apply park brake.

2.Lower the deck to the lowest cutting position.

3.Disengage the clutch by sliding the blade control lever downwards.

4.Carefully lift the belt away from belt keepers and off deck pulleys and remove from deck.

5.Replace belt (refer to the belt routing decal on the deck) and re-engageclutch.

8050-005

Check for proper operation of parking brake

8058-074

Disengage clutch to replace deck belt

8050-013

Check deck belt for excessive wear

37

MAINTENANCE

EZT Belt

To replace EZT belt

Park the mower on a level surface. Engage the park brake.

EZT belt removal

NOTE: Be careful not to damage the fan blades on the EZT as this can affect cooling or damage the EZT.

1.Remove the deck belt (see To Replace Deck Belt in this section of the manual).

2.Create slack in the belt by pushing the spring loaded idler arm inward. Rotate arm to release belt tension.

3.The belt should now be able to be removed from the engine pulley and EZT pulleys.

Belt installation

1.Wrap the EZT belt around the EZT pulleys.

2.Route the belt around the inside of the idler pulley.

3.Wrap the belt around the engine pulley.

WARNING!

The engine and the exhaust system, become very hot during operation. Risk for burns if touched. Allow engine and exhaust system to cool at least two (2) minutes.

Cutting Blades

In order to attain the best mowing effect, it is important that the blades are well sharpened and not damaged.

Bent or cracked blades or blades with large nicks should be replaced.

Damaged blades should be replaced when hitting obstacles that result in a breakdown. Let the service workshop decide whether the blade can be repaired/ ground or must be replaced.

Balance the blades after sharpening. Check the blade mounts.

Blade replacement

1.Remove blade bolt by turning counterclockwise.

2.Install new or resharpened blade with stamped “GRASS SIDE” facing towards ground/grass (down) or “THIS SIDE UP” facing deck and cutter housing.

3.Install and tighten blade bolt securely.

4.Torque blade bolt to 45-55ft/lbs(60-75Nm).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Special blade bolt is heat treated. Replace with a Dixon bolt if required.

Do not use lower grade hardware than specified.

WARNING!

Blades are sharp. Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blades with a heavy cloth when handling.

The sharpening of blades should be carried out by an authorized service workshop.

1

2

 

3

 

8052-007

1.Blade

2.Cutter housing

3.Blade bolt (special)

Blade attachment

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MAINTENANCE

Adjusting the Mower Deck

WARNING!

Before performing any service or adjustment checklist:

1.Engage the parking brake.

2.Place the Blade switch in the disengaged position.

3.Turn ignition switch to “OFF” position and remove the key.

4.Make sure the blades and all moving parts have completely stopped.

5.Disconnect the spark plug wire from all spark plugs and place the wire where it cannot come in contact with the plug.

WARNING!

Blades are sharp. Protect your hands with gloves and/or wrap blades with aheavy cloth when handling.

Check the tire pressure before adjustment of the mower deck. See Checking Tire Pressure in

Maintenance. Faulty mower deck adjustments will cause an uneven mowing result.

Leveling Deck

1.Position the mower on a level, preferably concrete, surface.

2.Check the pressure in all four tires. See Technical Data section.

3.Rotate blade to align side to side.

4.Turn front adjuster nut(s) to level deck side to side.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This procedure will place the mower in a base measurement position. Additional adjustment may be required to achieve desired cut for the type of grass or conditions involved.

8050-015

Side to side adjuster nut

39

MAINTENANCE

Caster Wheels

Check every 200 hours. Check that wheels rotate freely. If wheels do not rotate freely take the unit to your dealer for service.

Foam filled tires or solid tires will void the warranty.

Removal and installation of caster wheel

1.Remove nut (1) and caster bolt (2).

2.Pull the wheel out of the fork and take care of the sleeve (3).

3.Reinstall in reverse order. Tighten caster bolt.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

DO NOT add any type of tire liner or foam fill material to the tires. Excessive loads created by foam filled tires will cause premature failures.

Only use O.E.M. specified tires.

1

2

3

8050-001

Caster wheels

Cleaning

Regular cleaning and washing, especially under the mower deck, will increase the machine’s life-span.Make it a habit to clean the machine directly after use (after it is cooled), before the debris sticks.

Use compressed air to clean the top side of mower deck. For cleaning the underside of the deck, use the cleanout port.

Attach the quick connect (from the accessory packet) to any garden hose. After mowing, snap the hose to the cleanout port and turn on water.

Restart the mower and engage the blades to use the spinning action to wash away debris. Make sure the hose is away from the mower blades.

Avoid spraying water on the engine and electrical components.

Use protective glasses when cleaning and washing.

Hardware

Check daily. Inspect the entire machine for loose or missing hardware.

8058-084

Clean regularly

40

LUBRICATION

8050-924

12/12 Every year

Lubricate with grease gun

Lubricate with oil can

1/52 Every Week

Oil change

Level check

1/365 Every day

Filter change

 

 

 

 

General

Remove the ignition key to prevent unintentional movements during lubrication.

When lubricating with an oil can, it must be filled with engine oil.

When lubricating with grease, unless otherwise stated, use a high grade molybdenum disulphide grease.

For daily use, the machine should be lubricated twice weekly.

Wipe away excess grease after lubrication.

It is important to avoid getting lubricant on the belts or the drive surfaces on the belt pulleys. Should this happen, attempt to clean them with spirits. If the belt continues to slip after cleaning, it must be replaced. Gasoline or other petroleum products must not be used to clean belts.

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LUBRICATION

Front Wheel Mount

Lubricate with a grease gun, one zerk for each wheel mount, until the grease is forced out.

Use only good quality bearing grease.

Grease from well-knownbrand names (petrochemical companies, etc.) usually maintains a good quality.

Front Wheel Bearings

Lubricate with a grease gun, one zerk for each set of wheel bearings, until the grease is forced out.

Use only good quality bearing grease.

Deck spindle

Lower the cutting deck completely.

If you use grease gun without rubber hose, remove the foot plate to access deck spindle zerk.

Lubricate with a grease gun, one zerk, 2-3strokes. Use only good quality bearing grease.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Use minimal lubrication and remove excess lubricant so that is does not come into contact with belts or belt pulley drive surfaces.

Steering Control Shafts

Tip the driver’s seat.

Lubricate with a grease gun, one zerk for each steering control shaft, until the grease is forced out.

Use only good quality molybdenum disulphide grease.

Grease from well-knownbrand names (petrochemical companies, etc.) usually maintains a good quality.

Engine Lubrication

Refer to the engine manufacturer's manual for maintenance and service instructions.

8050-009

Lubricating the wheel bearings

8050-027

Lubricating the deck spindle after removing the foot plate

8058-076

Lubricating the steering control shafts

42

TROUBLESHOOTING

Problem

Cause

The engine will not start.

Blade lever is engaged.

Steering controls are not locked in neutral position.

Driver is not sitting in driver’s seat.

Parking brake is not activated.

Battery is dead.

Contamination in carburetor or fuel line.

Fuel supply is closed or tap for fuel tank is in wrong position.

Clogged fuel filter or fuel line.

The starter does not turn the engine over.

Dead battery.

 

 

• Poor contacts on the battery terminal cable

 

 

 

connections.

 

 

Fuse blown.

 

 

Ignition system faulty.

 

 

• Fault in the starter safety circuit. See Checking the

 

 

 

Safety System in the Maintenance section.

 

 

 

 

The engine runs rough.

Faulty carburetor.

 

 

• Choke control used with warm engine.

 

 

Defective valves.

 

 

• Defective piston, cylinder, piston ring, or

 

 

 

cylinder head seal.

 

 

• Cylinder head bolts are loose.

 

 

• Clogged fuel filter or jet.

 

 

• Clogged ventilation valve on fuel cap.

 

 

• Fuel tank nearly empty.

 

 

Fouled spark plug.

 

 

• Spark plug is loose.

 

 

Defective ignition cable.

 

 

• Defective spark plug electrode.

 

 

• Defective spark plug connection.

 

 

• Rich fuel mixture or fuel-airmixture.

 

 

Wrong fuel type.

 

 

Water in fuel.

 

 

Clogged air filter.

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TROUBLESHOOTING

 

Problem

Cause

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The engine seems weak.

Clogged air filter.

 

 

 

 

Fouled spark plugs.

 

 

 

 

Carburetor incorrectly adjusted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The engine overheats.

Clogged air intake or cooling fins.

 

 

 

 

Engine overloaded.

 

 

 

 

• Poor ventilation around engine.

 

 

 

 

• Defective engine speed regulator.

 

 

 

 

• Soot in the combustion chamber.

 

 

 

 

• Too little or no oil in the engine.

 

 

 

 

Fouled spark plug.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery not charging.

Poor contact with battery terminal cable

 

 

 

 

 

connectors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The machine moves slowly, unevenly, or not at all.

Parking brake on.

 

 

 

 

• Hydraulic pump bypass linkage engaged.

 

 

 

 

• Drive belt for the transmission gears slack or has

 

 

 

 

 

come off.

 

 

 

 

Defective hydraulic system.

 

 

 

 

• Air in hydraulic system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mower deck not engaging.

Drive belt for the mower deck has come loose.

 

 

 

 

• Contact for the electromagnetic coupling has

 

 

 

 

 

loosened.

 

 

 

 

• Blade switch is faulty or has come loose, from the

 

 

 

 

 

cable contact.

 

 

 

 

Fuse has blown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uneven mowing results.

Different air pressure in the tires on left and right

 

 

 

 

 

sides.

 

 

 

 

Bent blades.

 

 

 

 

• Suspension for the mower deck is uneven.

 

 

 

 

Blades are dull.

 

 

 

 

• Driving speed too high.

 

 

 

 

• Grass is too long.

 

 

 

 

• Grass collected under the mower deck.

 

 

 

 

 

The machine vibrates.

Blades are loose.

 

 

 

 

• Blades are incorrectly balanced.

 

 

 

 

Engine is loose.

 

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storage

Winter Storage

At the end of the mowing season, the machine should be readied for storage (or if it will not be in use for longer than 30 days). Fuel allowed to stand for long periods of time (30 days or more) can leave sticky residues that can plug the carburetor and disrupt engine function.

Fuel stabilizers are an acceptable option as regards to the sticky residues that can occur during storage.

Add stabilizer to the fuel in the tank or in the storage container. Always use the mixing ratios specified by the manufacturer of the stabilizer. Run the engine for at least 10 minutes after adding the stabilizer so that it reaches the carburetor. Do not empty the fuel tank and the carburetor if you have added stabilizer

WARNING!

Never store an engine with fuel in the tank indoors or in poorly ventilated spaces where fuel vapor can come in contact with open flames, sparks, or a pilot light such as in a boiler, hot water tank, clothes drier, etc. Handle the fuel with care. It is very flammable and can cause serious personal injury and property damage. Drain the fuel into an approved container outdoors and far away from open flame. Never use gasoline for cleaning. Use a degreaser and warm water instead.

To ready the machine for storage, follow these steps:

1.Thoroughly clean the machine, especially under the mower deck. Touch up damage to the paint and spray a thin layer of oil on the underside of the mower deck to avoid corrosion.

2.Inspect the machine for worn or damaged parts and tighten any nuts or screws that may have become loose.

3.Change the engine oil; dispose of properly.

4.Empty the fuel tanks or add a fuel stabilizer. Start the engine and allow it to run until the carburetor is drained of fuel or the stabilizer has reached the carburetor.

5.Remove the spark plug and pour about a tablespoon of engine oil into the cylinder. Turn over the engine so that the oil is evenly distributed and then refit the spark plug.

6.Lubricate all grease zerks, joints, and axles.

7.Remove the battery. Clean, charge, and store the battery in a cool place, but protect it from direct cold.

8.Store the machine in a clean, dry place and cover it for extra protection.

Service

When ordering spare parts, please specify the purchase year, model, type, and serial number.

Always use genuine Dixon spare parts.

An annual checkup at an authorized service workshop is a good way to ensure that the machine performs its best the following season.

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SCHEMATIC

8053-002

46

TECHNICAL DATA

Torque Specifications

Engine crankshaft bolt

50 ft/lb (67 Nm)

Standard 5/16" fasteners

18 ft/lb (25 Nm)

Deck pulley bolts

150 ft/lb (203 Nm)

Standard 3/8" fasteners

33 ft/lb (44 Nm)

Lug nuts

75 ft/lb (100 Nm)

Standard 7/16" fasteners

52 ft/lb (70 Nm)

Blade bolt

90 ft/lb (122 Nm)

Standard ½” fasteners

80 ft/lb (110 Nm)

Standard ¼" fasteners

9 ft/lb (12 Nm)

 

 

HEX HEAD CAP SCREWS

The torque values shown should be used as a general guideline when specific torque values are not given.

U.S. Standard Hardware

Grade

thread)

ft./lbs

¼

 

coarse

5/16

3/8

fine or

7/16

inches,

½

 

 

/16

in

9

(Diameter

5/8

 

Size

¾

7/8

Shank

11/8

SAE Grade 5

SAE Grade 8

Flangelock Screw

 

 

 

 

 

 

w/Flangelock Nut

ft./lbs

 

Nm

ft./lbs

 

Nm

ft./lbs

 

Nm

 

 

 

9

 

12

13

 

18

 

 

 

18

 

24

28

 

38

24

 

33

31

 

42

46

 

62

40

 

54

50

 

68

75

 

108

 

 

 

75

 

102

115

 

156

 

 

 

110

 

150

165

 

224

 

 

 

150

 

203

225

 

305

 

 

 

250

 

339

370

 

502

 

 

 

378

 

513

591

 

801

 

 

 

782

 

1060

1410

 

1912

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** Grade 5 - Minimum commercial quality (lower quality not recommended)

Metric Standard Hardware

Grade

Shank Size (Diameter in millimeters, fine or coarse thread)

ft./lbs

M4

M5

M6

M7

M8

M10

M12

M14

M16

M18

M20

M22

M24

M27

Grade 8.8

 

Grade 10.9

Grade 12.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

ft./lbs

 

Nm

ft./lbs

Nm

ft./lbs

Nm

1.5

 

2

2.2

3

2.7

3.6

3

 

4

4.5

6

5.2

7

5.2

 

7

7.5

10

8.2

11

8.2

 

11

12

16

15

20

13.5

 

18

18.8

25

21.8

29

24

 

32

35.2

47

43.5

58

43.5

 

58

62.2

83

75

100

70.5

 

94

100

133

119

159

108

 

144

147

196

176

235

142

 

190

202

269

242

323

195

 

260

275

366

330

440

276

 

368

390

520

471

628

353

 

470

498

664

596

794

530

 

707

474

996

904

1205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TECHNICAL DATA

 

 

 

 

 

SpeedZTR 30 CA

 

 

Engine

 

 

 

Manufacturer

Briggs & Stratton

 

 

Type

Intek CA

 

 

Power

16 hp*

 

 

Lubrication

Pressure with oil filter

 

 

Oil capacity excluding filter

1.5 qts/ 1.4 liters

 

 

Oil capacity including filter

1.7 qts / 1.6 liters

Engine oil

SAE 10W30, 10W30, 5W30, API SF-SJ

 

 

Fuel

Min 86 octane unleaded (Maxethanol 5%, Max MTBE 15%)

 

 

Fuel tank capacity

3 gallons / 11.3 liters

 

 

Spark plugs / gap

Briggs & Stratton 5066 / .030" / 0.75 mm

 

 

Cooling

Air cooled

 

 

Air filter

Standard

Alternator

12V / 16A

 

 

Starter

Electric 12V

 

 

Transmission

 

 

 

Transmission

EZT Hydro Gear

 

 

Speed and direction controls

Dual levers, foam gripped

 

 

Speed forward

5.8 mph / 9.3 km/h

Speed reverse

3.3 mph / 5.3 km/h

 

 

Brakes

Mechanical parking brake

 

 

Front caster tires, smooth tread

410-5,4 ply

 

 

Rear tires, turf pneumatic

18 x 6.5-8

 

 

Tire pressure

15 PSI / 103 kPa / 1 bar

 

 

*The power rating of the engines indicated is the average net power output (at specified rpm) of a typical production engine for the engine model measured to SAE standard J1349/ISO1585. Mass production engines may differ from this value. Actual power output for the engine installed

in the final machine will depend on the operating speed, environmental conditions and other variables.

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TECHNICAL DATA

 

 

 

 

 

SpeedZTR 30 CA

 

 

Equipment

 

 

 

Cutting width

30"

 

 

Cutting height

1½" - 4” / 2.5 cm - 10.6 cm

 

 

Number of blades

2

 

 

Blade length

15" / 37 cm

 

 

Sprung seat

Standard

 

 

Hinged armrests

No

Blade engagement

Electric clutch

 

 

Deck construction

Stamped

 

 

Productivity

 

 

 

Output

2.78 acres/hr / 11250 m2/hr

Overall dimensions

 

 

 

Weight

570 lbs / 258 kg

Base machine length

75" / 191 cm

 

 

Base machine width

40" 102 cm

 

 

Base machine height

43¾" / 112 cm

 

 

Overall width, chute up

43" / 109 cm

 

 

Overall width, chute down

58 " / 147cm

 

 

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CONForMITY CERTIFICATES

USA Requirements

Labels are placed on the engine and/or in the engine compartment stating that the machine will fulfill the requirements. This is also applicable to special requirements for any of the states, (California emission rules etc.). Do not remove any of these labels. Certificates can also be supplied with the machine at delivery or written in the Engine manual. Take care of them as they are valuable documents.

CE Requirements

The Declaration of Conformity is included in the literature packet.

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SERVICE JOURNAL

 

 

 

 

 

Action

Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign

 

 

Delivery Service

q

Charge the battery.

q

Adjust the tire pressure of all wheels to 15 PSI (1 bar).

q

Mount the steering controls in the normal position.

q

Connect the contact box to the cable for the seat’s safety switch.

q

Check that the right amount of oil is in the engine.

q

Adjust the position of the steering controls.

q

Fill with fuel and open the fuel shut off valve.

q

Start the engine.

q

Check that there is drive to both wheels.

q

Check the mower deck adjustment.

 

Check:

q

The safety switch for the parking brake.

q

The safety switch for the mower deck.

q

The safety switch in the seat.

q

The safety switch in the steering controls.

q

Parking brake functionality.

q

Driving forward.

q

Driving backward.

q

Engaging the blades.

q

Check the idle speed

q

Check the engine high idle speed

 

Inform the customer about:

q

The need and advantages of following the service schedule.

q

The need and advantages of leaving the machine for service every

 

300 hours.

q

The effects of service and maintaining a service journal on the

 

machine’s resale value.

q

Application areas for Mulching.

 

Fill in the sales papers, etc.

Delivery service has

 

been carried out.

 

No remaining notes.

 

Certified:

 

 

SERVICE JOURNAL

 

 

 

 

 

Action

Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign

 

 

After 5-10Hours

q

Change the engine oil.

 

 

 

Action

Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign

 

 

25-HourService

q

Check the fuel pump’s air filter.

q

Sharpen/Replace mower blades if required.

q

Check the tire pressures.

q

Check battery with cables.

q

Lubricate according to lubrication chart.

q

Check/clean the engine’s cooling air intake.

q

Clean the air cleaner’s pre-filter(foam).

 

 

 

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SERVICE JOURNAL

 

 

 

 

 

Action

Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign

 

 

50-HourService

q

Perform the 25-hourservice.

 

Clean/replace the air cleaner’s filter cartridge (paper filter

q

(shorter intervals for dusty operating conditions).

Change engine oil.

q

Lubricate according to lubrication chart.

q

q

Check/adjust the parking brake.

 

 

 

Action

Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign

 

 

100-HourService

q

Perform the 25-hourservice.

q

Perform the 50-hourservice.

q

Change the engine oil filter.

q

Clean/replace the spark plugs.

q

Replace the fuel filter.

q

Check V-belts.

q

Check tighten caster wheel axle bolts (every 200 hours).

q

Change the air filter’s paper cartridge.

q

Change hydraulic pump oil and filter. (200 hours)

 

 

 

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SERVICE JOURNAL

 

 

 

 

 

Action

Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign

 

 

300-HourService

q

Perform the 25-hourservice.

q

Perform the 50-hourservice.

q

Perform the 100-hourservice.

q

Check/adjust the mower deck.

q

Clean the combustion chamber and grind the valve seats.

q

Check the engine valve clearance.

q

Replace the air cleaner’s pre-filter(foam).

 

 

 

Action

Date, mtr reading, stamp, sign

 

 

At Least Once Each Year

q

Clean the engine’s cooling air intake (25 hours).

q

Replace the air cleaner’s pre-filter(foam) (300 hours).

q

Replace the air filter’s paper cartridge.

q

Change the engine oil (50 hours).

q

Replace the engine oil filter (100 hours).

q

Check/adjust the cutting height.

q

Check/adjust the parking brake (50 hours).

q

Clean/Change the spark plugs (100 hours).

q

Change the fuel filter (100 hours).

q

Check the engine valve clearance.

 

 

 

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P/N 115 312327R1

01/21/10