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GRIZZLY

ZTR®

Operator’s Manual

 

GRIZZLY 52, 27 KOH/968999588

 

GRIZZLY 60, 27 KOH/968999590

 

GRIZZLY 60, 30 KOH/968999591

 

GRIZZLY 72, 30 KOH/968999592

 

GRIZZLY 60, 27 KOH/968999626

 

GRIZZLY 60, 30 KOH/968999627

English

GRIZZLY 72, 30 KOH/968999628

 

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

CONTENTS

Contents ..................................................................

3

Introduction..............................................................

5

Congratulations .....................................................

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 Instructions ..................................................

9

General Operation.................................................

9

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

11

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

11

Children ...............................................................

12

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

13

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

16

Customer responsibilities ....................................

17

Controls..................................................................

18

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

18

Steering Controls.............................................

19

Hour Meter ......................................................

20

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

20

Blade Switch....................................................

20

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

21

Fuses...............................................................

21

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

22

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

23

Seat Adjustment Knobs ..................................

23

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

23

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

24

Lifting Level for Deck.......................................

24

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

26

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

26

Roll Bar................................................................

26

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

26

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

26

To start an engine with a weak battery ................

31

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

32

Operating on hills ................................................

33

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

34

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

35

Moving by Hand ..................................................

36

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

37

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

37

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

39

Ignition System ....................................................

40

Checking the Safety System ...............................

40

Checking the Engine’s Cooling Air Intake............

41

Checking and Adjusting the Throttle Cable..........

41

Checking and Adjusting the Choke Cable ...........

41

Replacing the Air Filter ........................................

42

Replacing the Fuel Filter......................................

46

Checking the Fuel Pump’s Air Filter.....................

46

Checking Tire Pressures .....................................

46

Checking the Parking Brake ................................

47

Checking the V-belts............................................

47

Deck belt..............................................................

47

Checking the Blades............................................

50

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

52

Cleaning and Washing.........................................

54

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

54

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

54

Lubrication..............................................................

55

Lubrication Schedule ...........................................

55

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

55

Lubricating the Cables.........................................

56

Lubricating with Lubrication Schedule .................

56

Trouble Shooting Guide.........................................

63

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

66

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

66

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

66

Wiring diagram .......................................................

67

Technical Data ........................................................

68

Accessories .........................................................

74

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

74

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

77

USA requirements ...............................................

77

Service Journal.......................................................

78

Delivery Service...................................................

78

After the First 5-8 Hours ......................................

79

25-Hour Service...................................................

80

50-Hour Service...................................................

81

100-Hour Service.................................................

82

300-Hour Service.................................................

83

At Least Once Each Year ....................................

84

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

86

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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.

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INTRODUCTION

Congratulations

Thank you for purchasing a Dixon ride-on mower. 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-kept service 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

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

Do not tow any trailers, etc. with this mower. They may jackknife or overturn causing damage to the mower and possible serious injury to the operator.

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 all over the world and 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

P

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

Use protective glasses

Use protective gloves

market

 

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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

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SAFETY

Safety Instructions

These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully.

WARNING!

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

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.

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.

8011-512

Read the operator’s manual before starting the machine

8011-513

Clear the area of objects before mowing

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SAFETY

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.

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-related injuries.

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 / engine part 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 a odorless, colorless, poisonous gas. Do not use the machine in enclosed spaces.

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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-over accidents, 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 all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction, which could cause the 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.

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. And do not drive across any slopes.

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SAFETY

Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your 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.

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 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 your view of a child.

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8011-509

Be extra cautious when driving on slopes

8011-517

Never allow children to operate the machine

8011-518

Keep children away from work area

SAFETY

Maintenance

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 appliances.

Before you begin refueling, 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 your vehicle when filling.

Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible, then 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 lockopen device.

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.

8011-516

Never fill the fuel tank indoors

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.

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SAFETY

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, because the heat from the engine and the sun may otherwise cause the fuel to expand and overflow.

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-soaked debris. Allow machine to cool before storing.

If you strike 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 you run the engine too fast, you risk damaging the machine components.

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

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

8011-515

Never drive the machine in an enclosed space

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.

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SAFETY

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/damage.

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

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 you run the engine too fast, you risk damaging the machine components.

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.

WARNING!

Avoid electrical sparking and its consequences by the following routines:

Use protective goggles.

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

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

Disconnect the chassis 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 and inspect the equipment if you run over or into anything. If necessary, make repairs before starting.

Never make adjustments with the engine running.

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

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SAFETY

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.

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.

Do not tow any trailers, etc. with this mower. They may jackknife or overturn causing damage to the mower and possibly serious injury to the operator.

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.

8011-515

Never drive the machine in an enclosed space

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.

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SAFETY

Roll over Protection system ROPS

The ROPS increases the basic weight of the unit by 42 lbs/19 kg. The ROPS on the US units are standard, on the European units the ROPS is an accessory.

WARNING!

The structures capability may be impaired by structural damage if overturned, or alteration occurs. If any of these conditions take place, the total structure MUST be replaced.

Do not use ROPS as a lifting, attaching or anchoring point.

Do not use ROPS for wrecking or towing.

Do not exceed Max GVW: 2822 lbs/1283 kg.

Read machine operator´s manual before each use.

Securely fasten your seat belt if the unit has a ROPS.

Where possible, avoid operating the unit near ditches, embankments and holes.

Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes and on rough, slick or muddy surfaces.

Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.

Watch where you are going, especially at row ends, on roads and around trees.

Do not permit others to ride.

Operate the mower smoothly - no jerky turns, starts or stops.

When mower is stopped, set brakes securely and use park brake.

If any part of ROPS is damaged, the entire ROPS must be replaced.

Check all bolts including seat belt for correct torque before each use.

Check ROPS structure for damage before each use.

ROPS bar is NOT intended for use in sub zero temperatures.

Customer responsibilities

Read and observe the safety rules.

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

Follow the instructions under “Maintenance” and “Storage” sections of this owner’s manual.

WARNING!

This mower is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, bush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order by the operator.

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

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CONTROLS

Controls

This operator’s manual describes the Dixon Zero Turn Rider. The rider is fitted with a Kohler four-stroke overhead valve engine developing 27 - 30 horse power.

Transmission from the engine is made via two beltdriven hydraulic pumps, which in turn drive a hydraulic motor for each drive wheel. Using the left and right steering controls, the flow is regulated and thereby the direction and speed.

Zero Turn Rider

Control Locations

3 13

7

1

6

7

11

12

 

9

8

4

 

 

 

2

5

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Motion control levers

8.

Fuel shut off valve

2.

Hour meter

 

9.

Seat adjustment lever

3.

Parking brake

 

10.

Choke control

4.

Blade switch

 

11.

Throttle control

5.

Ignition switch

 

12.

Cutting height adjuster

6.

Fuses

 

13.

Deck lift (foot assist)

7.

Fuel tank cap

 

 

 

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CONTROLS

1. 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.

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.

Steering controls

8011-789

 

WARNING!

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

1

 

2

3

4

 

 

8011-7912

1.Forward

2.Neutral

3.Neutral slot, Neutral lock

4.Reverse

Motion control lever, right side

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CONTROLS

2. Hour Meter

The hour meter displays the total operating time.

It will flash CHG OIL (Change Oil) at 50 hour intervals. The flash duration is one hour before and one hour after the interval. The CHG OIL icon will come on

and shut off automatically. The hour meter can not be manually reset.

3. Parking Brake

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.

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

4. Blade switch

In order to engage the mower deck, pull the knob out; the mower blades are disengaged when the knob is depressed.

Hour meter

8050-147

 

 

8011-711

Parking brake not activated

Blade Switch

8050-151

 

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CONTROLS

5. Ignition Switch

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

6. Fuses

The fuses are located in a holder at the right hand side of the battery compartment. They are flat pin fuses of the same type used in automobiles.

There are three fuses as well as socket for one spare fuse.

Fuse ratings and functions:

20 A, Primary fuse.

7.5 A, Mower deck coupling.

7.5 A, Accessory outlet.

Socket for spare fuse.

8050-147

Ignition Switch

8011-746

Fuses

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CONTROLS

7. Refueling

Read the safety instructions before refueling. The machine has two fuel tank, just behind the seat. The tanks take 5.7 gallons (22 liters) each.

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

The engine will run on a minimum of 85-octane unleaded 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.

WARNING!

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

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.

When operating in temperatures below 32° F. (0° C.), use fresh, clean winter grade gasoline to help insure good cold weather starting.

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Fuel tanks

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.

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