Husqvarna Lawn Mower 16 AWD User Manual

Operators manual  
Rider 11 C Rider 13 C  
Rider 16 AWD Rider 16 C  
Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you  
understand the instructions before using the machine.  
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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 also contribute to the performance of this machine.  
We hope you will find this operator’s 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 operator’s manual to the new owner.  
The last chapter in the operator’s manual consists of a Service Journal. Make sure that all service work and repairs are recorded.  
A well-documented service history reduces the costs of seasonal maintenance and influences the second-hand value of the  
machine. Bring the operator’s manual with the Rider when bringing it to a workshop for service procedures.  
Driving 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.  
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.  
The power transmission must be disengaged when towing, see the instructions under the heading Clutch control.  
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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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. For example, before this machine was delivered it was inspected and adjusted by your dealer. See  
the certificate in the Service Journal in this manual.  
When you need spare parts or advice on service issues, warranty terms, etc., contact:  
This Operator’s 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 manufacturer’s type number.  
The machine’s serial number.  
State the type designation and serial number when ordering spare parts.  
The engine serial number is given on a bar code decal.This is located on the left side of the crankcase, in front of the starter motor.  
The sign states:  
Please quote when ordering parts.  
The transmission’s serial number on hydrostatic machines 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 manufacturer’s 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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Service journal  
Pre-delivery service  
Top up battery with acid and charge for four hours.  
Fit steering wheel, seat and any optional equipment.  
Adjust cutting unit:  
Adjust lift springs (effective weight of cutting unit should be 12-15kg / 26.5-33 lb).  
Adjust cutting unit so that rear edge is about 2-4 mm / 1/8” higher than front edge.  
Adjust cutting unit height setting so that cutting height limit is 5 mm / 3/16” above the frame of the unit at the lowest  
cutting height.  
Check that the right amount of oil is in the engine.  
Check that the right amount of oil is in the transmission. (Not Rider 11).  
Check and adjust tyre pressure (60 Kpa, 0.6 bar).  
Connect battery.  
Fill with fuel and start engine.  
Check that machine does not move in neutral.  
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Forward drive.  
Reverse drive.  
Operation of blades.  
Seat safety switch.  
Lif lever safety switch.  
Safety switch for the hydrostat pedals/neutral position.  
Check that engine revs max. 2950 rpm.  
11 Tell customer about:  
Needs and benefits of following the service schedule.  
Servicing and the influence of this journal on the second-hand value of the machine.  
Range of applications for BioClip.  
Complete proof of sale etc.  
Pre-delivery service carried out. No outstanding problems. Certified:  
Date, mileage, stamp, signature  
After the first 5 hours  
Change engine oil  
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These symbols are on the machine and in the instructions.  
WARNING! Careless or incorrect use can  
result in serious or fatal injury to the  
operator or others.  
Hydrostatic freewheel  
Clutch in  
Please read the operator’s manual  
carefully and make sure you understand  
the instructions before using the machine.  
Always wear:  
Approved hearing protection  
Clutch out  
Parking brake  
This product is in accordance with  
applicable EC directives.  
Noise emission to the environment according  
to the European Community’s Directive. The  
machine’s emission is specified in chapter  
Technical data and on label.  
Rotary blades Keep hands and feet  
away from under the hood when the  
engine is running  
Stop the engine.  
Risk that the machine will tip over  
Never drive across a slope  
Never use the machine if persons,  
especially children, or animals, are in the  
Oil level  
Cutting height  
Never carry passengers on the machine or  
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Drive very slowly if no cutting unit is fitted  
Starting instructions  
Check the engine’s oil level  
Check the hydrostat’s oil level  
Lift up the cutting unit  
Apply and lock the parking brake.  
If the engine is cold, use the choke  
Release the parking brake before driving  
Switch off the engine and take off the ignition  
cable before repairs or maintenance  
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Look out for the ejector and do not direct it towards  
Safety instructions  
These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully.  
Stop the engine and prevent it from starting before you  
clean the cutting unit.  
Insure your Rider  
Remember that the driver is responsible for dangers or  
Check the insurance coverage for your new Rider.  
Contact your insurance company.  
Never carry passengers.The machine is only intended to  
be used by one person.  
You should have fully comprehensive insurance including:  
third party, re, damage, theft and liability  
General use  
Read all the instructions in this operator’s manual and on  
the machine before you start it. Ensure you understand  
them and then observe them.  
Always look downwards and backwards before and while  
reversing. Keep watch for both large and small obstacles.  
Slow before cornering.  
Switch off the blades when you are not mowing.  
Take care when rounding a fixed object, so that the blades  
do not hit it. Never run the machine over foreign objects.  
WARNING! This machine can sever hands  
and feet as well as throw objects. Failure to  
observe the safety instructions can result in  
serious injuries.  
WARNING! The ignition system of this  
machine produces an electromagnetic field  
during operation.This field may under some  
circumstances interfere with pacemakers.To  
reduce the risk of serious or fatal injury, we  
recommend persons with pacemakers to  
consult their physician and the pacemaker  
manufacturer before operating this machine.  
WARNING! Engine exhaust, some of its  
constituents and certain vehicle  
components contain or emit chemicals  
considered to cause cancer, birth defects or  
other reproductive impairment.The engine  
emits carbon monoxide, which is a  
Learn how to use the machine and its controls safely and  
learn to how to stop quickly. Also learn to recognize the  
safety decals.  
colourless, poisonous gas. Do not use the  
machine in enclosed spaces.  
Only allow the machine to be used by adults who are  
familiar with its use.  
Only use the machine in daylight or in other well-lit  
conditions. Keep the machine at a safe distance from  
holes or other irregularities in the ground. Pay attention to  
other possible risks.  
Make sure nobody else is in the vicinity of the machine  
when you start the engine, engage the drive or drive off.  
Clear the area of objects such as stones, toys, wires, etc.  
that may become caught in the blades and be thrown out.  
Never use the machine if you are tired, if you have  
consumed alcohol, or if you are taking other drugs or  
medication that can affect your vision, judgement or co-  
Keep an eye on the traffic when working close to a road or  
when crossing it.  
Never leave the machine unsupervised with the engine  
running. Always stop the blades, apply the parking brake,  
stop the engine and remove the keys before leaving the  
Stop the engine and prevent the engine from being  
started until you have cleaned the outlet channel.  
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Never allow children or other persons not trained in the  
This is what you do  
use of the machine to use or service it. Local laws may  
regulate the age of the user.  
Remove obstacles such as stones, branches, etc.  
Mow upwards and downwards, not sideways.  
WARNING!You must use approved personal  
protective equipment whenever you use the  
machine. Personal protective equipment  
cannot eliminate the risk of injury but it will  
reduce the degree of injury if an accident  
does happen. Ask your dealer for help in  
choosing the right equipment.  
Do not use the machine on ground that slopes more than  
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If the tyres start to  
slip, stop the blades and drive slowly down the slope.  
Always drive smoothly and slowly on slopes.  
Do not make any sudden changes in speed or direction.  
Use hearing protection to minimise the risk of hearing  
Avoid unnecessary turns on slopes, if necessary, turn  
slowly and gradually downwards if possible. Drive slowly.  
Do not turn the wheel sharply. Rider 11: Select a low gear  
so that you will not need to stop to change gear. The  
machine engine-brakes even better in low gear.  
Watch out for and avoid driving over furrows, holes and  
bumps. It is easier for the machine to overturn on uneven  
ground. Tall grass can hide obstacles.  
Never wear loose fitting clothes that can catch in moving  
Never use the machine when barefoot. Always wear  
protective shoes or protective boots, preferably with steel  
Make sure that you have first aid equipment close at hand  
when using the machine.  
Take extra care if any attachments are fitted that can  
change the stability of the machine.  
Do not mow too close to edges, ditches or banks. The  
machine can suddenly overturn if one wheel comes over  
the edge of a steep slope or a ditch, or if an edge gives  
Do not mow wet grass. It is slippery, and tyres can lose  
their grip so that the machine skids.  
Driving on slopes  
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on  
the ground.  
Driving on slopes is one of the operations where the risk of  
the driver losing control of the machine or of it overturning is  
the greatest; this can result in serious injury or death. All  
slopes demand extra care. If you cannot reverse up a slope or  
if you feel unsure, do not mow it.  
When cleaning the chassis, the machine may never be  
driven near verges or ditches.  
Do not drive down slopes with the unit raised.  
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Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding  
Petrol and petrol fumes are poisonous and extremely  
wheel weights or counterbalance weights to increase  
machine stability.  
flammable. Be especially careful when handling petrol, as  
carelessness can result in personal injury or fire.  
Only store fuel in containers approved for the purpose.  
Never remove the fuel cap and fill the petrol tank while the  
engine is running.  
Wheel weights fitted on the rear wheels are recommended  
when driving on slopes for safer steering and improved  
manoeuvrability. Consult your dealer concerning the use of  
wheel weights if you are unsure. Wheel weights can not be  
used on AWD-machines. Use counterweights.  
Allow the engine to cool before refuelling. Do not smoke.  
Do not fill petrol in the vicinity of sparks or naked flames.  
Handle oil, oil filters, fuel and the battery carefully, of  
environmental considerations. Follow the local recycling  
Electrical shocks can cause injuries. Do not touch cables  
when the engine is running. Do not test the ignition  
system with your fingers.  
Serious accidents may occur if you fail to be on your guard  
for children in the vicinity of the machine. Children are  
often attracted to the machine and mowing. Never  
assume that children will remain where you last saw them.  
WARNING! The engine and the exhaust  
system become very hot during operation.  
Risk of burn injuries if touched.  
Keep children away from the area to be mowed and under  
close supervision by another adult.  
Keep an eye out and shut off the machine if children enter  
the work area.  
If leaks arise in the fuel system, the engine must not be  
started until the problem has been resolved.  
Before and during reversing procedures, look behind you  
and down for small children.  
Store the machine and fuel in such a way that there is no  
risk that leaking fuel or fumes can cause any damage.  
Never allow children to ride along. They can fall off and  
seriously injure themselves or be in the way for safe  
manoeuvring of the machine.  
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  
Never allow children to operate the machine.  
Avoid overfilling.If you spill petrol on the machine, wipe up  
the spill and wait until it has evaporated before starting the  
engine. If you spill on your clothing, change your clothing.  
Allow the machine to cool before performing any actions  
in the engine compartment.  
WARNING! The battery contains lead and  
lead pollutants, chemicals that are  
considered to cause cancer, birth defects or  
other reproductive impairment. Wash your  
hands after touching the battery.  
Be particularly careful near corners, bushes, trees or  
other objects that block your view.  
Be especially careful when handling battery acid. Acid on  
the skin can cause serious corrosive injuries. In the event  
of spillage on the skin wash immediately with water.  
Stop the engine. Prevent starting by removing the ignition  
cable from the spark plug or remove the ignition key  
before making any adjustments or carrying out  
Acid in the eyes can cause blindness, contact a doctor  
Never fill the fuel tank indoors.  
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Take care with battery maintenance. Explosive gases  
Reduce the risk of fire by removing grass, leaves and  
form in the battery. Never perform maintenance on the  
battery while smoking or in the vicinity of open flames or  
sparks. This can cause the battery to explode and cause  
serious injuries.  
other debris that may have fastened on the machine.  
Allow the machine to cool before putting it in storage.  
Make sure all nuts and bolts are tightened correctly and  
that the equipment is in good condition.  
The parking brake is not sufficient to lock the machine  
during transport. Ensure you secure the machine firmly to  
the transporting vehicle.  
Do not modify safety equipment. Check regularly to be  
sure it works properly. The machine must not be driven if  
protective plates, protective covers, safety switches or  
other protective devices are not fitted or are defective.  
The machine is heavy and can cause serious crush  
injuries. Take extra care when loading it onto or off a  
vehicle or trailer.  
Observe the risk of injury caused by moving or hot parts if  
the engine is started with the engine cover open or  
protective cowlings removed.  
Use an approved trailer to transport the machine. Activate  
the parking brake, and secure the machine using  
approved fasteners, such as tension belts, chains or ropes  
when transporting.  
Do not change the setting of governors and avoid running  
the engine at excessively high revs.If you run too fast, you  
risk damaging the machine components.  
Check and observe local road traffic regulations before  
transporting or driving the machine on roads.  
Never use the machine indoors or in spaces lacking  
proper ventilation. Exhaust fumes contain carbon  
monoxide, an odourless, poisonous and highly dangerous  
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.  
The machine is tested and approved only with the  
equipment originally provided or recommended by the  
The blades are sharp and can cause cuts. Wrap the  
blades or wear protective gloves when handling them.  
Check regularly that the parking brake works. Adjust and  
maintain as required.  
The mulching unit should only be used where better  
quality mowing is required and in known areas.  
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Location of the controls  
Throttle control/choke control  
Ignition lock  
Lock button for the parking brake,  
left side on 13 C, 13 AWD and 15 C,  
right-hand side on 11 C.  
Gear shift lever, 11 C  
10 Seat adjustment.  
Cutting height adjustment lever  
Lifting lever for the cutting unit  
11 Lever to disengage the driving front axle, 13 AWD  
12 Fuel cap  
Accelerator for reversing, 13 C, 13 AWD and 15 C.  
13 Cover lock  
Accelerator for driving forwards, 13 C, 13 AWD, 15C.  
Parking brake, 11 C  
14 Lever to disengage the drive, 13 C and 15 C  
Lever to disengage the driving rear axle, 13 AWD  
Parking brake, 13 C, 13 AWD and 15 C  
Clutch pedal, 11 C  
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Parking brake  
The parking brake is applied as follows:  
Congratulations on your choice of an excellent quality product  
that will give you great pleasure for many years. Five models  
equipped with engines from Briggs & Stratton are described  
in this operator’s manual.  
Rider 11C have an ”inline” gearbox with 5 forward gears and  
On Rider 13 C, Rider 16 AWD and Rider 16 C transmission is  
by means of a variable speed hydrostatic gearbox.  
Press down the parking brake pedal.  
Press in the lock button on the steering column.  
Release the parking brake pedal while keeping the button  
pressed in.  
Rider 11 C have the brake pedal and release button on the  
right-hand side.  
The parking brake lock disengages automatically when the  
brake pedal is pressed.  
Clutch pedal, Rider 11 C  
The clutch pedal disengages the engine and stops  
Throttle and choke controls  
The throttle control regulates the engine speed, and thereby  
also the rotation speed of the blades.  
The control is also used to activate the choke. When the  
choke is engaged a richer fuel and air mixture is fed to the  
engine, which facilitates starting in the cold.  
The blade drive is not affected by the clutch pedal.  
Brake pedal / Parking brake  
Speed limiter Rider 13C, 16 AWD and 16 C  
Rider 11 C  
The speed of the machine is steplessly regulated with two  
pedals. Pedal (1) is used to drive forwards, and pedal (2) to  
drive backwards.  
The brake pedal activates a disc brake that is located on the  
gearbox and stops the drive gear. The clutch pedal should  
also be pressed down when braking to achieve the best  
braking effect.  
WARNING! Make sure that branches do not  
obstruct the pedals when mowing under  
bushes. Otherwise there is a risk you may  
lose control.  
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