Husqvarna Lawn Mower 11 Bio User Manual

Rider 11/13  
Rider 11 Bio/13 Bio  
Operator´s manual  
Please read these instructions carefully and make sure  
you understand them before using the machine.  
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INSTRUCTION  
Dear customer  
Thank you for choosing a Husqvarna Rider. Husqvarna Riders are built to a unique design with a front-  
mounted cutting unit and a patented rear-wheel steering system. Riders are designed for maximum efficiency  
even in small or confined areas. The closely grouped controls and pedal-operated hydrostatic transmission  
(certain models) also contribute to the performance of this machine.  
We hope you will find this operators manual very useful. By following its instructions (on operation, service,  
maintenance, etc.) you will significantly extend the life of the machine and even its second-hand value.  
When you sell your Rider, make sure you pass on the operators manual to the new owner.  
Travel and transport on public roads  
Check the relevant road traffic regulations before driving the machine on a public road. If transporting the  
machine on another vehicle always use approved securing devices and make sure that the machine is  
securely held.  
Towing  
When your machine is equipped with a hydrostatic transmission you should, if necessary, only tow the  
machine over short distances and at a low speed, otherwise there is a risk of damaging the transmission.  
Intended use  
This machine is designed solely for cutting grass on conventional lawns and other cleared and leveled  
ground without obstacles, as rocks, stumps etc., and, in conjunction with accessories supplied by the  
manufacturer even for other special tasks for which instructions are delivered with the accessory. Use in any  
other way is considered as contrary to the intended use. Compliance with and strict adherence to the  
conditions of operation, service and repair as specified by the manufacturer also constitute essential  
elements of the intended use.  
This machine should be operated, serviced and repaired only by persons who are familiar with its particular  
characteristics and who are acquainted with the relevant safety procedures.  
Accident prevention regulations, all other generally recognised regulations on safety and occupational  
medicine, and all road traffic regulations must be observed at all times.  
Any arbitrary modifications carried out to this machine may relieve the manufacturer of liability for any  
resulting damage or injury  
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
Good service  
Husqvarna products are sold all over the world and only through servicing dealers. This is to ensure that you,  
the customer, get the best support and service. Before the machine is delivered it undergoes inspection and  
is adjusted by your dealer.  
When you need spare parts or advice on service issues, warranty terms, etc., contact:  
Engine  
Transmission  
This Operators Manual belongs to  
machine with serial number:  
Serial number  
The serial number can be found on the printed plate attached to the front, left-hand side under the seat.  
Stated on the plate, from the top are:  
The machines type designation.  
The manufacturers type number.  
The machines serial number.  
State the type designation and serial number when ordering spare parts.  
The engine number is punched on a plate that is riveted to the fan cover. The plate states:  
Model.  
Type.  
Code.  
Please state these when ordering spare parts.  
The transmissions serial number is stated on the barcode decal located on the front of the housing on the  
left-hand drive axle:  
Type designation is stated above the barcode and starts with the letter K.  
The serial number is stated above the barcode and has the prefix s/n.  
The manufacturers type number is stated under the barcode and has the prefix p/n.  
State the type designation and serial number when ordering spare parts.  
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EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS  
These symbols are on the machine and in the operators manual.  
Study them carefully so that you know what they mean.  
Read the operators manual  
R N  
Reverse  
Neutral  
Fast  
Slow  
Engine off  
Battery  
Choke  
Fuel  
Oil pressure  
Cutting height  
Backwards  
Forwards  
Ignition  
Hydrostatic free wheel  
Use eye and  
hearing protection  
Clutch in  
Clutch out  
Parking brake  
Brake  
Clutch  
Warning  
Soundlevel  
Warning!  
Rotating blades.  
Warning!  
Risk that the machine can tip over  
Never drive across a slope  
European standard for  
machine safety  
Never carry passengers on the  
machine or equipment.  
Never use the machine if persons,  
especially children, or animals,  
are in the vicinity.  
Drive very slowly  
without the cutting unit.  
Keep hands and feet away  
from under the hood when  
the engine is running.  
Starting instructions  
Read the instructions  
Check the engines oil level  
Check the hydrostats oil level  
Lift up the cutting unit  
Put the gear shift/hydrostat pedal in  
neutral  
Speed limiter pedal forwards  
Neutral  
Speed limiter pedal reverse  
Brake  
If the engine is cold use the choke  
Start the engine  
Release the parking brake before  
driving  
Switch off the engine and take  
off the ignition cable before  
repairs or maintenance  
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully.  
This symbol implies that important safety rules are applicable.  
This is for your safety and the operating reliability of the machine.  
General use:  
Make yourself familiar with the controls and how  
to stop quickly.  
Read all the instructions in Operators Manual  
and on the machine before starting it. Make sure  
you understand them, and then follow them.  
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Only allow adults who are familiar with the  
machine to use it.  
Wear approved protective glasses or a visor  
during assembly and driving.  
Never use the machine barefoot. Always wear  
heavy-duty shoes, preferably toe-capped.  
Read the instructions before starting the machine.  
Never wear loose fitting clothes which can  
fasten in moving parts.  
Clear the area of objects such as stones, toys,  
and wires, etc. which can be caught up by the  
blades and thrown out.  
Check that there are no other persons in the  
area before starting to cut.  
Stop the machine if anyone comes into the work  
area.  
Never carry passengers.  
Do not cut backwards unless absolutely neces-  
sary.  
Always look down and behind before and during  
reversing.  
Clear the area from stones etc. before cutting.  
Keep an eye on the ejected grass and do not  
direct it towards anyone.  
Slow down before turning.  
Never leave the machine unattended when the  
engine is running. Always switch off the blades,  
pull on the parking brake, stop the engine and  
take out the keys before leaving the machine.  
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Switch off the blades when you are not cutting.  
Only cut in daylight or good artificial lighting.  
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Never use the machine when you have con-  
sumed alcohol, drugs, or certain medicines.  
Never carry passengers.  
WARNING!  
This machine can cut off hands and feet, and eject objects.  
Failure to follow the safety instructions can lead to severe injury.  
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
Watch out for traffic when working close to a  
road, or crossing one.  
Be careful when rounding a fixed object so that  
the blades do not hit it. Never drive intentionally  
over a foreign object.  
The machine is heavy and can cause very  
severe crush injuries. Be extra careful when  
loading it on a trailer or truck.  
Be careful when pulling a load or using heavy  
equipment.  
a. Only use approved tow hooks.  
b. Limit the load to what you can manage safely.  
c. Do not make sharp turns. Be careful when  
reversing.  
d. Use counterweights or wheel weights when  
indicated in the instructions.  
Driving on slopes  
Driving on slopes is one of the situations where  
there is the most serious risk that the driver can  
loose control or that the machine tips over, which  
can cause severe injuries or be fatal. All slopes  
require extra care. If you cannot reverse up the  
slope or if you feel uncertain avoid cutting it.  
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Remove obstacles such as stones and branches  
etc.  
Cut upwards and downwards, not sideways.  
Look out for and avoid driving over furrows,  
holes or mounds. On uneven surfaces it is  
easier for the machine to tip over. High grass  
can conceal obstacles.  
Be extra careful when driving on slopes.  
Drive slowly. Rider 11: Select a low gear to avoid  
having to stop and changing gear. It is also  
easier to use the gear to brake in a low gear.  
Follow the manufacturers recommendations on  
wheelweights or counterweights to increase  
stability.  
Take special care with accessories that can alter  
the stability of the rider mower.  
Always drive smoothly and slowly on slopes.  
Avoid sudden changes of speed or direction.  
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If the tyres  
begin to skid switch of the blades and drive  
slowly down the slope.  
Cut slopes upwards and downwards, not sideways.  
Avoid unnecessary turns on slopes, and if  
turning is necessary turn slowly and gradually,  
downwards if possible.  
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
Do not cut close to edges, ditches or banks. The  
machine can suddenly tip over if a wheel goes  
over the edge of a drop or a ditch, or if a bank  
gives way.  
Do not cut wet grass. It is slippery and the tyres  
can loose their grip so that the machine slides.  
Do not try to stabilise the machine by placing  
one foot on the ground.  
Children  
Tragic accidents can occur if the driver does not  
pay attention to children in the vicinity. Children are  
often attracted to the machine and the work of  
mowing. Never assume that children stay where  
you last saw them.  
Keep children away from the mowing area and  
under the close supervision of another adult.  
Keep children away from the mowing area.  
Be on your guard and switch off the machine if  
children come into the work area.  
Before and during reversing look behind and  
down for small children.  
Never allow children to ride on the machine.  
They can fall off and become seriously injured or  
obstruct a risky manoeuvre of the machine.  
Never allow children to drive the machine.  
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Be extra careful close to corners, bushes, trees  
or other objects which obstruct your view.  
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Maintenance  
Petrol/gasoline and petrol/gasoline fumes are  
toxic and highly inflammable. Be extra careful  
when handling petrol/gasoline.  
Never allow children to drive the machine.  
a. Store the fuel in containers approved for this  
purpose.  
b. Never fill up the machine with fuel when the  
engine is running. Let the engine cool before  
filling up with fuel. Do not smoke, or fill up with  
fuel in the vicinity of naked flames or sparks.  
Do not smoke. Do not fill fuel in the vicinity of  
sparks or naked flames.  
c. Never fill up with fuel indoors.  
d. If leakage has occurred in the fuel system the  
engine must not be started until this is rectified.  
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e. Never store the machine or fuel containers  
indoors if there are naked flames, such as in a  
boiler room or where there is electrical equip-  
ment which can emit sparks.  
Check the fuel level each time before using the  
machine, and leave space for the fuel to expand  
since the heat from the engine and hot sun can  
cause the fuel to run over.  
Never fill up with fuel indoors.  
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
Avoid overfilling. If fuel has been spilt on the  
Rider wipe it up and wait until it has evaporated  
before starting the engine. If fuel is spilt on  
clothes, change them.  
Be extra careful when handling battery acid.  
Spilling acid on the skin can cause severe burn  
injuries. Rinse immediately with water. If acid  
gets into the eyes this can cause blindness.  
Contact a doctor.  
Be careful with the maintenance of the battery.  
Explosive gas is formed in the battery. Never  
handle the battery when smoking or in the  
vicinity of naked flames or sparks. Otherwise the  
battery can explode and cause severe injuries.  
Never smoke in the vicinity of the battery or the fuel.  
Never drive the machine in an enclosed space.  
The exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide,  
an odourless, non coloured, toxic and fatal gas.  
Make sure that bolts and nuts, especially attach-  
ment bolts for the blade units are properly  
tightened and that the equipment is in good  
order.  
Never alter the safety devices. Check regularly  
that they function. The machine must not be  
driven with defective or unmounted safety  
devices.  
Do not alter the setting of the governor and do  
not race the engine.  
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Reduce the fire risk. Keep the machine clean  
from grass, leaves and other refuse which  
fastens in it. Allow the machine to cool before  
placing it in the storage area.  
Never drive the machine in an enclosed space.  
Stop and inspect the equipment if you drive over  
an object. If necessary repair the machine  
before starting.  
Never make adjustments with the engine run-  
ning.  
The machine is tested for safety and approved  
only for equipment supplied or recommended by  
the manufacturer.  
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The blades are sharp and can cause cutting  
injuries. Wrap over the blades or use protective  
gloves when handling them.  
Check the functioning of the brakes regularly.  
Adjust and maintain them as necessary.  
Clean the machine regularly from grass, leaves and  
other waste.  
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