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Assemble Machine

1. Place pallet on flat, level surface, with enough room to work safely. Remove pallet from work area after dismantling to prevent injuries from falls, nails, and splinters.

2. Remove plastic cover from machine.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! If using an overhead hoist to raise front of machine, do not hook to the steering wheel, operator’s platform, or any other location that is not a part of the structural frame!


3. Using a floor jack under the front transaxle housing, take the weight off of the front axle until the lug bolts and washers (A) can be removed from the shipping brackets (B).

4. Remove four lug bolts and washers from left and right side of front axle.

5. Remove shipping brackets from left and right side of shipping container.

6. Lift front of machine high enough to install front wheels.


7. Locate bag of parts (C) from operator’s seat adjustment lever. Remove bag from machine and take out six lug bolts and six lock washers.


8. Using lug bolts and washers from bag of parts and shipping brackets, install front tires onto front axle and torque bolts to 225 N•m (165 lb-ft).

9. Lower machine off of floor jack.


10. Using a pry bar and hammer, remove the wheel blocks (E) from behind the left and right side rear tires.

11. Cut shipping straps holding rear axle to pallet.

12. Drive machine straight off of pallet.

Raise ROPS

MX7083, MX7005

1. Remove spring pin (A) from drilled pin (B) on left and right side of ROPS.

2. Remove drilled pin from left and right side of ROPS.


3. Push ROPS into upright position.

4. Install drilled pin (B) into holes on left and right side of ROPS, and secure in place with spring pins (A).

5. Tighten the ROPS attaching bolts (C) to 40 N•m (30 lb-ft).

Charge and Connect Battery

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! The battery produces a flammable and explosive gas. The battery may explode:

• Do not smoke or have open flame near battery.

• Wear eye protection and gloves.

• Never check battery charge by placing a metal object across the posts. Use a voltmeter or hydrometer.

• Do not jump start or charge a frozen battery. Warm battery to 16?C (60?F).

1. Remove and discard the red positive (+) protective cap from the positive (+) battery terminal.

2. Charge the battery.

• Battery is fully charged at 12.6 volts.

3. Connect positive (+) battery cable to battery.

4. Connect negative (–) battery cable.

5. Apply general purpose grease or silicone spray to terminal to help prevent corrosion.

6. Slide red cover over positive battery cable.

Check Tire Pressure

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Explosive separation of tire and rim parts is possible when they are serviced incorrectly:

• Do not attempt to mount a tire without the proper equipment and experience to perform the job.

• Do not inflate the tires above the recommended pressure.

• Do not weld or heat a wheel and tire assembly. Heat can cause an increase in air pressure resulting in an explosion. Welding can structurally weaken or deform the wheel.

• Do not stand in front or over the tire assembly when inflating. Use a clip-on chuck and extension hose long enough to allow you to stand to one side.

1. Check tires for damage.

2. Check tire pressure with an accurate gauge.

3. Check that tires have equal air pressure. Add or remove air, if necessary.




Models 1435, 1445

Models 1545, 1565

140kPa (20 psi)

210kPa (30 psi)


Models 1435, 1445

Models 1545, 1565

140kPa (20 psi)

220kPa (32 psi)

Checking Fluid Levels

NOTE: Refer to the Service sections of the operator manual for information concerning check locations and proper fluid levels.

1. Check radiator coolant level.

2. Check engine oil level.

3. Check hydraulic oil level.

Checking Machine Safety System

Perform safety system check to make sure the electronic safety interlock circuit is functioning properly.

Perform ALL Tests.