Wright Manufacturing Stander ZK 43181 User Manual

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Commercial Mower Owner’s Manual

For Stander ZK serial # 43181 and higher until superseded

WARNING: READ THIS MANUAL BEFORE USING

Revised 08/2008

For your safety and for proper operation and maintenance read carefully and keep readily available for future reference.

Additional replacement owner’s manuals as well as illustrated parts lists are available from your authorized Wright Dealer for a nominal charge. Also check www.wrightmfg.com for the most up

to date product literature. Please note the complete model number and serial number of your Wright product.

For reference please note the following information at the time of purchase:

SERIAL # ________________________________

MODEL # ________________________________

DATE OF PURCHASE ______________________

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Foreword

Welcome to the progressive group of mowing professionals who use Wright mowers. We are focused on giving you advanced engineering and quality construction in each mower we build.

This manual explains the features and promotes safer use of the mower. Please read it in its entirety and follow the instructions carefully so that you can have many years of safe and productive operation with your Wright product.

For service, remember that your Wright dealer knows your mower best and is interested in your satisfaction. Your dealer can provide you with quality maintenance and other assistance that you may need.

Please provide this manual to anyone who may operate the mower for them to study before operation. Additionally, make the manual and service documents available to anyone to whom you may sell the mower in the future. It is important that the next owner receive this information also.

As Wright Manufacturing, Inc. is constantly seeking ways to improve its products, the mower you have may differ slightly from the information and specifications in this manual. Wright reserves the option to make changes at any time without notice, in the process of continually improving our products.

Wright Manufacturing, Inc.

SAFETY ALERT

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used throughout this manual and on the mower’s safety labels to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death. Read these instructions carefully. It is essential that you read the instructions and safety precautions before you attempt to work on or use this unit.

WARNING

This symbol with the “WARNING” indicates a potentia lly hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

This symbol with the word “CAUTION” indicates a pot entially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

1998-2008 Wright Manufacturing, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced or copied, in whole or part, without written permission from Wright Manufacturing, Inc. Grass Gobbler, Gobbler, Leaf Gobbler, Velke, Pro 1, X2, Stander, and Sentar are trademarks of Wright Manufacturing, Inc

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE OF MOWER BY DEALER .............................................................

 

 

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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.........................................................................................................

 

 

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

 

 

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GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..............................................................................................

 

 

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OWNER/USER NOTICE ..............................................................................................................

 

 

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USER QUALIFICATIONS..............................................................................................................

 

 

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USER CLOTHING.......................................................................................................................

 

 

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INSPECT MOWER BEFORE EACH USE.........................................................................................

 

 

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REGULAR MOWER SAFETY MAINTENANCE ..................................................................................

 

 

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WORK AREA CONDITIONS & INSPECTION ....................................................................................

 

 

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INITIAL OPERATING SAFETY GUIDELINES ....................................................................................

 

 

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OPERATION IN FORWARD DIRECTION .........................................................................................

 

 

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OPERATION IN REVERSE ...........................................................................................................

 

 

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ZERO-RADIUS TURN OPERATION ...............................................................................................

 

 

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OPERATION ON SLOPES ............................................................................................................

 

 

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FUEL SAFETY ...........................................................................................................................

 

 

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HYDRAULIC SAFETY..................................................................................................................

 

 

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REPLACEMENT PARTS.............................................................................................................

 

 

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS................................................................................................

 

 

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MOWER INSPECTION…………………………………….………………………………………11

 

Basic Operation…………………………………………………………

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HOW TO START THE MOWER ....................................................................................................

 

 

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Before starting the engine....................................................................................................

 

 

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Starting the engine...............................................................................................................

 

 

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HOW TO DRIVE THE MOWER .....................................................................................................

 

 

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HOW TO STOP AND PARK THE MOWER .....................................................................................

 

 

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DRIVING THE MOWER OVER A CURB…………………………………………………………………12

 

MOWING ON VARYING TERRAIN ...............................................................................................

 

 

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HOW TO ADJUST NEUTRAL ......................................................................................................

 

 

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SPEED/SENSITIVITY ADJUSTMENT………………… ...…………………

 

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HOW TO PERFORM THE TRACKING ADJUSTMENT.......................................................................

 

 

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HOW TO TEST/USE THE BLADE CLUTCH/BRAKE SWITCH............................................................

 

 

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HOW TO TEST THE OPERATOR PRESENCE CONTROL (OPC) SWITCH .........................................

 

 

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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS ......................................................................................................

 

 

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Tire Maintenance and Pressure...........................................................................................

 

 

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Height-of-Cut .......................................................................................................................

 

 

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Deck Pitch………..…………………………………………………………………………

 

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Belt Tension ........................................................................................................................

 

 

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Deck Lift Spring…………….…………………………………………………

 

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Spring Platform……………..………………………………………………………………

 

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Oil Cooler Debris Screen Cleaning………………………………………………

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Oil Cooler Cleaning……………………………………………………………………………...

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How to Move the Mower if the Engine Won’t Start...............................................................

 

 

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Bleeding Air from the Hydraulic System ..............................................................................

 

 

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Battery Service ....................................................................................................................

 

 

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Cleaning the Mower.............................................................................................................

 

 

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MAINTENANCE INTERVAL CHART......................................................................................

 

 

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MAINTENANCE RECORD......................................................................................................

 

 

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Pre-Delivery Service of Mower by Dealer

If you are not completely familiar with the Safety Instruction Manual read it now before proceeding with the Pre-Delivery Service of the

WARNING mower. Only your authorized Wright dealer should perform the PreDelivery Service of the mower.

The Wright Stander ZK is shipped completely assembled and has been adjusted and tested at the factory. However, due to jostling during the shipping process and the delivery time lapse the following items need to be repeated again before starting the mower. After you have uncrated the mower, follow these procedures in the order indicated:

Remove spark plug wire from spark plug(s).

Inspect the mower for any damage, unusual conditions or missing parts.

Inspect the mower for all of its decals, especially the warning decals. There should be one blade warning decal on each side of the deck, the “shield missing” under the blade belt covers, and the dash decal.

Check (and fill if necessary) engine oil level according to the engine manufacturer’s recommendation.

• Check (and fill if necessary) hydraulic fluid level. The level should be about 2” – 2 ½” below the t op of the oil fill or using a dipstick, the level will be 4.25” from the bottom of tank. Use synthetic oil: Mobil1 15W-50.

Check rear tire pressure - 18 to 22 psi. is recommended. It should be even on both sides. Use the higher pressures for heavier operators. Front Casters are equipped with non-pneumatic tires and do not require any air.

Check the battery to see that the cables are tight and connected properly. The battery is 12 volts and is a maintenance-free battery. Only charge the battery if it will not start the mower properly.

Remove the blade belt covers and inspect the belt and idler arm for smooth operation.

Rotate the blade pulleys slightly to see if they rotate freely and all turn together. There will be resistance due to the clutch brake.

Replace the blade belt covers.

Check the cutter deck for proper adjustment. The deck should be approximately ¼” lower in the front than in the rear and the deck should be level side-to-side. If the deck is not adjusted properly, please adjust at this time. See Deck adjustments section of this manual for further instructions.

Lubricate all moving parts (see Maintenance Items section of this manual).

Fill fuel tanks with regular unleaded gasoline. Turn fuel valve, located on the right side of upright to the “ON” position. The down position controls the right tank, the up position controls the left tank. Center position is “OFF” and it is recommended to turn “OFF” when not operating.

DO NOT START THE ENGINE AT THIS TIME. FOLLOW THE NEXT PROCEDURE BEFORE STARTING. The hydraulic system MUST be checked for proper operation before allowing wheels to operate on the ground.

Set the rear of the machine on jack stands or blocks to raise rear wheels off the ground two or three inches and check to be sure that the mower will not fall off the supports you devise. (Do not support the mower’s weight on any part of the foot platform.) You must be able to stand on the mower. The stand(s) must be able to secure the mower from rolling off or away during the next procedures. Check under the mower deck for any debris or unusual conditions.

With hand controls in the middle or neutral position, apply the parking brake.

Open the manual bypass valves on side of each pump a half-a-turn counterclockwise.

Reattach spark plug wires to spark plugs.

Before starting the engine be ready to stop it if the wheels begin to turn with the brake on. (If this happens, check that the manual bypass valves on side of each pump are open at least a half-a-turn counterclockwise.)

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Start the engine according to the engine manufacturer’s recommendation. Let the engine run at low RPM for several minutes to get the hydraulic fluid circulating through the pumps. While standing on the foot platform, release the parking brake. Now gradually close the manual bypass valves on top of each pump one at a time and see if the wheels start to move. If the wheels move when the hand controls are in neutral position, adjust the pump neutral adjustment allen screw. The manual bypass valves on side of each pump should now be firmly closed. (Do not tighten these bypass valves with a wrench. Only hand tighten). Now try moving the hand control levers, one at a time, forward and backward. Check to see if the wheels move forward and backward according to position of the levers. If not, service the hand control system. If the wheels stop when the hand controls are in the neutral position, the parking brake should now be applied.

Before testing the blade clutch/brake operation, make sure the area is clear and there is nothing vulnerable to being thrown from under the mower. No one should be near the mower deck or in its line of discharge at this time or at any time. The discharge chute deflector should be in the down position. The parking brake should now be applied. Move the engine throttle to ¾ speed setting.

Place your feet firmly on the foot platform and turn on the blade clutch switch. Run blades for a minute or so. Try engaging and disengaging the blades a few times about 10 seconds apart. If the blades do not start and stop in a short amount of time, service the clutch. With the blades on, now try lifting your feet off the foot platform to test the Operator Presence Control switch (OPC). The engine should die and the blades should stop in several seconds. If not, service the OPC system. Try this a couple of times.

Disengage the blades, set the parking brake, shut off the engine and remove the mower from the stand(s).

Drive the mower around on a level parking lot. ZK’s are being set at the factory in the slower setting of the Speed/Sensitivity Adjustment be used. (See further in this manual for information on Speed/Sensitivity Adjustment.) Be sure that the mower drives in a straight line when both hand controls are held to the full speed position which is up against the stationary control bar. If not, see further in this manual for information on tracking adjustment.

As you drive the mower, listen for any unusual noises and test for irregular operation and adjust or service as necessary. Next, go over the safety information and operating procedures in this manual with the customer. Instruct the customer in proper operation and observe the customer during their initial operation on a level parking lot. Make sure the customer is familiar and comfortable with the basic operation and use of the mower.

Dealer: Please fill out and follow the instructions on the Product Registration Form and have the customer fill out his part of the form. After the Product Registration Form is filled out and signed by the customer and a representative from your dealership, please send or fax it within 14 days to your Wright Manufacturing Distributor according to the directions on the Form. Then give the customer his copy of the registration form and then keep your copy and mail the remaining copies of the form to your Wright Manufacturing Distributor. The limited warranty is not valid unless the mower is registered and all of the above steps are taken. Remember, the purchaser is both

your and our customer and his satisfaction is very important. Thank you for supporting our products.

The mower is now ready for delivery to your customer

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WARNING

This symbol with the word “WARNING” indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

This symbol with the word “CAUTION” indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.

SAFETY INSTRUCTION MANUAL

TO WRIGHT MOWER USERS & OWNERS: READ THIS MANUAL BEFORE USING.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

INTRODUCTION

This mower is built to the highest standards in the industry. However, carelessness or operator error may result in serious bodily injury or death. Accident and hazard prevention are dependent upon the awareness, concern, wisdom, and proper training of the personnel involved in the operation, transport, maintenance, and storage of the equipment. Make sure every operator is properly trained and thoroughly familiar with all of the information in this manual before operating the equipment.

GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

The Wright Stander ZK is designed with your safety in mind. It has the following safety systems with which you should be familiar:

The warning decals on the mower including the instrument panel warning

The blade switch must be “off” before starting the engine

Your feet must be on the foot platform in order to engage the blades

If you remove your feet from the foot platform while the blades are running the engine will stop and the blades will brake in seconds

Letting go of the hand controls will stop the wheels instantly

Spring loaded chute deflector helps reduce trajectory of thrown objects

Belt/pulley covers on cutter deck

Anti-tip rollers are provided at the rear of the mower to minimize the possibility of tipping back and over on the operator

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Owner/User Notice:

The owner’s/user’s obligation is to instruct themselves and all potential users in the safe operation of this equipment and be sure they read and follow the instructions in this safety manual and other material provided by Wright Manufacturing, Inc. before using or allowing others to operate the equipment. Do not operate this unit unless you carefully read, understand and follow the assembly, installation, and safety instructions contained in this manual and the warning decals provided on the unit. Do not allow other persons to use this unit unless you make sure they carefully read, understand and follow these instructions. Never allow children to operate or play on the unit.

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User Experience and Qualifications:

This product is designed for use by physically fit, experienced, professional commercial mower operators who have a minimum of 160 hours of experience operating twelve horsepower and greater industrial mowers. Operators must be 18 years or older and weigh at least 120 pounds and no more than 350 pounds. They must have read and understood this manual. DO NOT allow children to operate the mower. Do not allow adults to operate the mower without proper instruction mentioned above. Never allow passengers on the mower.

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WARNING

User Clothing:

DO NOT operate the mower while wearing sandals, tennis shoes, sneakers, or shorts. Always wear long non-baggy pants. Wear hightop leather work boots with thick, textured tread, soft-rubber soled at all times. Hard or smooth soled shoes are too slippery for a good footing on mower platform. NEVER wear loose-fitting clothing or jacket pockets that can get caught to the handlebars or control levers of any mower you drive. Wearing safety glasses, ear protection and safety shoes is advisable and required by some local ordinances and insurance regulations.

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Inspection of Mower Before Each Use:

DO NOT use the mower if any parts are not maintained in good operating condition. Examine the moving parts prior to each use. Look for excessive wear, bald or worn tires, cracks in parts, loose or missing bolts, cotter, linchpin or “hair” pins or cable yoke pins and replace before operating the mower. Make sure all safety equipment provided with the mower is in good operating order, including all the warning decals and the required operator-presence device which stops the engine and blades when the foot-operated Operator Presence Control (OPC) switch is released. (To test the OPC, follow instructions in the Operating Instructions section of this manual.) Inspect the two anti-tip rollers and their respective bolts at the rear of the mower for tightness and proper operation. Be sure that all parts of the hand-operated transmission control system are tight and secure. This is to reduce the possibility that the mower could have a loss of control or safety.

WARNING

Scheduled Mower Maintenance Safety:

Replace worn tire(s) with less than 3/32” of any tread groove left. Use tires with the tread pattern specified by Wright Mfg., Inc. only. DO NOT change the engine governor settings or over-rev the engine contrary to engine manufacturer specifications. Keep the Wright mower in good operating condition, and keep safety devices and shields in place and in working condition. Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the

equipment is in safe working condition. Check the blade mounting bolts for proper tightness every eight (8) hours of operation. Check the blades for excessive wear and sharpness every four to eight (4-8) hours of operation. Replace excessively worn blades. Sharpen dull blades. The mower should not be used after the blades or other part of the mower strikes a foreign object, until conducting a thorough inspection and any damage is repaired. See the instructions in the Recommended Maintenance section of this manual for other items of required maintenance.

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Work Area Conditions and Inspection:

Prior to operating the unit, carefully inspect all lawn/ground areas where you plan to use the mower for hidden, hard-to-see objects or uneven ground that may be hidden in the grass. Clear the work area of moveable objects such as wires, rocks, glass, etc. that might be picked up by the mower and dangerously thrown. Remove, if possible, or mark the location of all immovable objects or irregular areas and be sure not to hit them with any part of the mower, its deck or the blades. Obstacles such as holes, abrupt changes in ground contour, tree trunks, stumps or roots, pipes protruding from the ground, paving edges, etc. in the path of operation can abruptly turn or stop the mower. This could throw you off the mower or into and possibly over the handle bars causing serious injury or death. The faster you are moving, the more potential there is for injury. Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light. Keep away from drop-offs, the edges of ponds, streams, pools, etc. especially at the bottom of slopes. Do not mow when children or others are around. When the Wright mower is in use, never direct the grass discharge toward bystanders, traffic, cars or buildings nor allow anyone near the machine while in operation. Thrown objects can pass through glass windows and some walls of buildings. There is extreme risk of danger from thrown objects or being cut by the blades of the mower or being run over if you lose control. Never operate the mower in an enclosed area without good, approved ventilation. Exhaust fumes are dangerous.

WARNING

Initial Operating Safety Guidelines:

Read and understand the warnings on the instrument panel of the mower.

Keep a firm hold on the stationary handle at all times.

Keep both feet on the foot platform at all times.

Know the controls and how to stop quickly.

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