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Service Miscellaneous


Filling Fuel Tank

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Fuel vapors are explosive and flammable:

• Shut engine off before filling fuel tank.

• Do not smoke while handling fuel.

• Keep fuel away from flames or sparks.

• Fill fuel tank outdoors or in well ventilated area.

• Clean up spilled fuel immediately.

• Use clean approved non-metal container to prevent static electric discharge.

• Use clean approved plastic funnel without screen or filter to prevent static electric discharge.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Dirt and water in fuel can cause engine damage:

• Clean dirt and debris from the fuel tank opening.

• Use clean, fresh, stabilized fuel.

• Fill the fuel tank at the end of each day’s operation to keep condensation out of the fuel tank.

• Use a non-metallic funnel with a plastic mesh strainer when filling the fuel tank or container.


Fill fuel tank at the end of each day’s operation to prevent condensation and freezing during cold weather.

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Allow engine to cool.

3. Remove any trash from area around fuel tank cap.

4. Remove fuel tank cap slowly to allow any pressure built up in tank to escape.

5. Fill fuel tank only to bottom of filler neck.

6. Install fuel tank cap.

Cleaning Plastic Surfaces

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Improper care of machine plastic surfaces can damage that surface:

• Do not wipe plastic surfaces when they are dry. Dry wiping will result in minor surface scratches.

• Use a soft, clean cloth (bath towel, diaper, automotive mitt).

• Do not use abrasive materials, such as polishing compounds, on plastic surfaces.

• Do not spray insect repellent near machine.


1. Wash surface with clean water and a mild liquid automotive washing soap.

2. Dry thoroughly to avoid water spots.

Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces

Cleaning:

Follow automotive practices to care for your vehicle painted metal surfaces. Use a high-quality automotive wax regularly to maintain the factory look of your vehicle’s painted surfaces.

Repairing Minor Scratches (surface scratch):

1. Clean area to be repaired thoroughly.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not use rubbing compound on painted surfaces.


2. Use automotive polishing compound to remove surface scratches.

3. Apply wax to entire surface.

Repairing Deep Scratches (bare metal or primer showing):

1. Clean area to be repaired with rubbing alcohol or mineral spirits.

2. Use paint stick with factory-matched colors available from your authorized dealer to fill scratches. Follow directions included on paint stick for use and for drying.

3. Smooth out surface using an automotive polishing compound. Do not use power buffer.

4. Apply wax to surface.

Tightening ROPS Hardware

1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in SAFETY section.)

2. Raise the seat platform and engine cover.


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3. Remove cap screws and washers (A) securing panel (B) to machine.

4. Carefully lift panel from machine and set it aside.


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5. Remove cap screws and washers (C) securing side panels (D).

6. Carefully lift panel from machine and set it aside.


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7. Tighten the four ROPS attaching cap screws, washers, and hex nuts (E) to 136 N•m (100 lb-ft).

8. Install panels and secure with cap screws and washers.

9. Lower seat platform and engine cover.

Removing and Installing Front Tires

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! The machine can fall or slip from an unsafe lifting device or supports.

• Use a safe lifting device rated for the load to be lifted.

• Lower machine onto jack stands or other stable supports and block wheels before servicing.

Removing Front Tires

1. Raise side deck completely on side of machine requiring front wheel removal. Leave other side deck lowered completely.

2. Engage the side deck transport lock.

3. Raise front mower deck completely.

4. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in SAFETY section.)

5. Rotate front deck for service to obtain as much clearance as possible between rear of deck and ground surface.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Use caution not to pinch or crush the side deck lift cylinder hydraulic hose with the lifting device.



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6. Using a safe lifting device, jack up machine at base of lift arm bracket (A) or under the front skid plate if adequate clearance exists.


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7. Install blocking material (B) under front skid plate (C).

8. Lower machine onto blocks.


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9. Remove wheel bolts (D) and wheel.

Installing Front Tires


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1. Install wheel onto axle hub with valve stem facing outward. Secure with wheel bolts (A).

2. Tighten front wheel bolts to 136 - 163 N•m (100 - 120 lb-ft) using torque wrench.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Use caution not to pinch or crush the side deck lift cylinder hydraulic hose with the lifting device.



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3. Using a safe lifting device, jack up machine at base of lift arm bracket (B) or under the front skid plate if adequate clearance exists.

4. Remove blocking material from under machine.

5. Lower machine to ground.

6. Remove lifting device.

7. Check wheel bolt torque:

• After traveling 30 m (100 ft) while changing direction.

• After 3 to 10 hours of use.

Removing and Installing Rear Tires

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! The machine can fall or slip from an unsafe lifting device or supports.

• Use a safe lifting device rated for the load to be lifted.

• Lower machine onto jack stands or other stable supports and block wheels before servicing.

Removal

1. Raise side deck completely at side of machine requiring rear wheel removal. Leave other side deck lowered completely.

2. Engage the side deck transport lock.

3. Lower front deck completely.

4. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in SAFETY section.)


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5. Using a safe lifting device, jack up machine under rear axle (A) so both rear wheels are above the ground.


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6. Install jack stands under rear axle (B).

7. Lower machine onto jack stands.

8. Remove wheel bolts and wheel from rear axle.

Installation

1. Install wheel onto axle hub with valve stem facing outward. Secure with wheel bolts.

2. Tighten rear wheel bolts to 81 - 95 N•m (60 - 70 lb-ft) using torque wrench.


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3. Using a safe lifting device, jack up machine under rear axle (B).

4. Remove jack stands from under machine.

5. Lower machine to ground.

6. Remove lifting device.

7. Check wheel bolt torque:

• After traveling 30 m (100 ft) while changing direction.

• After 3 to 10 hours of use.