Husqvarna Lawn Mower 2042 LS (CA) User Manual

2007-12  
Operator's  
Manual  
O0702035  
Ride Mower  
2042 LS (CA)  
96043004800  
03002  
Operator's Manual  
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SAFETY RULES  
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers  
DANGER: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE  
TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.  
Donotoperatemachinewithouttheentiregrasscatcher,  
discharge guard, or other safety devices in place and  
working.  
WARNING: In order to prevent ac-  
cidental starting when setting up,  
transporting, adjusting or making re-  
pairs, always disconnect spark plug  
wire and place wire where it cannot  
contact spark plug.  
Slow down before turning.  
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always  
turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine, and  
remove keys before dismounting.  
Disengage blades when not mowing. Shut off engine  
and wait for all parts to come to a complete stop before  
cleaning the machine, removing the grass catcher, or  
unclogging the discharge guard.  
WARNING: Do not coast down a hill  
in neutral, you may lose control of  
the tractor.  
Operate machine only in daylight or good artificial  
light.  
Do not operate the machine while under the influence  
of alcohol or drugs.  
WARNING: Tow only the attachments  
that are recommended by and comply  
withspecificationsofthemanufacturer  
of your tractor. Use common sense  
when towing. Operate only at the low-  
est possible speed when on a slope.  
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope,  
is dangerous. Tires can lose traction  
with the ground and cause you to lose  
control of your tractor.  
Watch for traffic when operating near or crossing  
roadways.  
Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine  
into a trailer or truck.  
Always wear eye protection when operating machine.  
Dataindicatesthatoperators, age60yearsandabove,  
are involved in a large percentage of riding mower-re-  
lated injuries. These operators should evaluate their  
ability to operate the riding mower safely enough to  
protect themselves and others from serious injury.  
Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for wheel  
weights or counterweights.  
WARNING  
Keep machine free of grass , leaves or other debris  
build-up which can touch hot exhaust / engine parts  
and burn. Do not allow the mower deck to plow leaves  
or other debris which can cause build-up to occur.  
Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or  
storing the machine. Allow machine to cool before  
storage.  
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and cer-  
tain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals  
knowntotheStateofCaliforniatocausecancerand  
birth defects or other reproductive harm.  
II. SLOPE OPERATION  
WARNING  
Slopes are a major factor related to loss of control and  
tip-over accidents, which can result in severe injury or  
death. Operation on all slopes requires extra caution. If  
you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it,  
do not mow it.  
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories  
containleadandleadcompounds,chemicalsknown  
to the State of California to cause cancer and birth  
defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands  
after handling.  
Mow up and down slopes, not across.  
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden  
objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine.  
Tall grass can hide obstacles.  
I. GENERAL OPERATION  
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the  
machine and in the manual before starting.  
Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts or under  
the machine. Keep clear of the discharge opening at  
all times.  
Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have  
to stop or shift while on the slope.  
Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction.  
Always keep the machine in gear when going down  
slopes. Do not shift to neutral and coast downhill.  
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the  
tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed  
slowly straight down the slope.  
Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with  
the instructions, to operate the machine.  
Cleartheareaofobjectssuchas rocks,toys,wire,etc.,  
which could be picked up and thrown by the blades.  
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operat-  
ing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.  
Never carry passengers.  
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.  
Alwayslookdownandbehindbeforeandwhilebacking.  
Neverdirectdischargedmaterialtowardanyone.Avoid  
discharging material against a wall or obstruction.  
Material may ricochet back toward the operator. Stop  
the blades when crossing gravel surfaces.  
Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual.  
Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction,  
which could cause the machine to roll over.  
Use extra care while operating machine with grass  
catchers or other attachments; they can affect the  
stability of the machine. Do no use on steep slopes.  
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot  
on the ground.  
Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches, or embankments.  
The machine could suddenly roll over if a wheel is over  
the edge or if the edge caves in.  
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SAFETY RULES  
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers  
GENERAL SERVICE  
III. CHILDREN  
Never operate machine in a closed area.  
Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the equipment  
is in safe working condition.  
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to  
the presence of children. Children are often attracted to  
the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that  
children will remain where you last saw them.  
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper  
operation regularly.  
Keepchildrenoutofthemowingareaandinthewatchful  
care of a responsible adult other than the operator.  
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area.  
Before and while backing, look behind and down for  
small children.  
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris  
build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage and remove any  
fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to cool before  
storing.  
Nevercarrychildren,evenwiththebladesshutoff. They  
may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with  
safemachineoperation.Childrenwhohavebeengiven  
rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing  
area for another ride and be run over or backed over  
by the machine.  
Never allow children to operate the machine.  
Useextracarewhenapproachingblindcorners,shrubs,  
trees, or other objects that may block your view of a  
child.  
If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the  
machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.  
Nevermakeanyadjustmentsorrepairswiththeengine  
running.  
Check grass catcher components and the discharge  
guard frequently and replace with manufacturer's rec-  
ommended parts, when necessary.  
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear  
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.  
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service  
as required.  
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as  
necessary.  
IV. TOWING  
Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for  
towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the  
hitch point.  
Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight  
limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes.  
Never allow children or others in or on towed equip-  
ment.  
On slopes, the weight of the towed equipment may  
cause loss of traction and loss of control.  
Travel slowly and allow extra distance to stop.  
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before operat-  
ing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.  
Never carry passengers.  
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary.  
Always look down and behind before and while back-  
ing.  
Nevercarrychildren,evenwiththebladesshutoff. They  
may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with  
safemachineoperation.Childrenwhohavebeengiven  
rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing  
area for another ride and be run over or backed over  
by the machine.  
Keepchildrenoutofthemowingareaandinthewatchful  
care of a responsible adult other than the operator.  
Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the  
area.  
Before and while backing, look behind and down for  
small children.  
Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across.  
Choose a low ground speed so that you will not have  
to stop or shift while on the slope.  
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If the  
tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed  
slowly straight down the slope.  
V. SERVICE  
SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE  
To avoid personal injury or property damage, use extreme  
careinhandlinggasoline. Gasolineisextremelyflammable  
and the vapors are explosive.  
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other  
sources of ignition.  
Use only approved gasoline container.  
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine  
running. Allow engine to cool before refueling.  
Never fuel the machine indoors.  
Never store the machine or fuel container where there  
is an open flame, spark, or pilot light such as on a water  
heater or other appliances.  
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or  
trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place containers  
on the ground away from your vehicle when filling.  
Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck or  
trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not possible,  
then refuel such equipment with a portable container,  
rather than from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.  
Keepthenozzleincontactwiththerimofthefueltankor  
container opening at all times until fueling is complete.  
Do not use a nozzle lock-open device.  
If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades,  
shift into reverse and back down slowly.  
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn  
slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.  
Iffuelisspilledonclothing,changeclothingimmediately.  
Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten  
securely.  
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS  
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES  
Gasoline Capacity  
and type:  
2.5 Gallons  
Read and observe the safety rules.  
Unleaded Regular  
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for  
and using your tractor.  
Oil Type (API-SG-SL):  
SAE 30 (above 32°F)  
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)  
Follow the instructions under “Maintenance” and “Stor-  
age” sections of this owner’s manual.  
Oil Capacity:  
w/ Filter:  
w/o Filter:  
64 oz  
60 oz  
Spark Plug:  
Champion QC12YC  
(Gap: .040")  
WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal com-  
bustion engine and should not be used on or near any un-  
improved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered  
land unless the engine’s exhaust system is equipped with  
a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state laws (if  
any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained  
in effective working order by the operator.  
Ground Speed (MPH):  
Forward:  
Reverse:  
0 – 5.5  
0 – 2.4  
Charging System:  
Battery:  
16 AMPS @ 3600 RPM  
AMP/HR:  
MIN. CCA:  
Case Size:  
28  
230  
U1R  
In the state of California the above is required by law  
(Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code).  
Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply  
on federal lands.  
Blade Bolt Torque:  
45-55 FT. LBS.  
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor.  
Ithasbeendesigned,engineeredandmanufacturedtogive  
you the best possible dependability and performance.  
A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your  
nearest authorized service center/department.  
Shouldyouexperienceanyproblemyoucannoteasilyrem-  
edy, please contact your nearest authorized servicecenter/  
department We have competent, well-trained technicians  
and the proper tools to service or repair this tractor.  
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will  
enable you to assemble and maintain your tractor properly.  
Always observe the “SAFETY RULES”.  
TABLE OF CONTENTS  
SAFETY RULES .........................................................2-3  
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS....................................... 4  
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES................................. 4  
ASSEMBLY.................................................................5-6  
OPERATION .............................................................7-13  
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ...................................... 14  
MAINTENANCE..................................................... 14-17  
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS............................18-23  
STORAGE.................................................................... 24  
TROUBLESHOOTING............................................25-26  
REPAIR PARTS ......................................................27-42  
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UNASSEMBLED PARTS  
Slope Sheet  
Key  
(1) Oil Drain Tube  
(2) Keys  
ASSEMBLY  
Yournewtractorhasbeenassembledatthefactorywiththeexceptionofthosepartsleftunassembledforshippingpurposes.  
When right or left hand is mentioned in this manual, it means when you are in the operating position (seated behind the  
steering wheel).  
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM CARTON  
UNPACK CARTON  
ADJUST SEAT (See Fig. 2)  
Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons  
from carton.  
Sit in seat.  
Lift up adjustment lever (A) and slide seat until a com-  
fortable position is reached which allows you to press  
clutch/brake pedal all the way down.  
Cut along dashed lines on all four panels of carton.  
Remove end panels and lay side panels flat.  
Check for any additional loose parts or cartons and  
remove.  
Release lever to lock seat in position.  
CHECK BATTERY (See Fig. 1)  
Lift seat pan to raised position and open battery box  
door.  
A
If this battery is put into service after month and year  
indicated on label (label located between terminals)  
charge battery for minimum of one hour at 6-10 amps.  
(See"BATTERY"inMaintenance sectionofthismanual  
for charging instructions).  
SEAT PAN  
LABEL  
FIG. 2  
BATTERY  
BOX DOOR  
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid.  
Follow the appropriate instruction on the next page to  
remove the tractor from the skid.  
TERMINAL  
TERMINAL  
WARNING:Beforestarting,read,understandandfollow  
all instructions in the Operation section of this manual. Be  
sure tractor is in a well-ventilated area. Be sure the area in  
front of tractor is clear of other people and objects.  
02021  
FIG. 1  
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ASSEMBLY  
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Op-  
CHECKLIST  
eration section for location and function of  
controls)  
BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE  
WISHTOASSURETHATYOURECEIVETHEBESTPER-  
FORMANCEANDSATISFACTIONFROMTHISQUALITY  
PRODUCT.  
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.  
Release parking brake by depressing brake pedal.  
Place freewheel control in disengaged position to dis-  
engage transmission (See “TO TRANSPORT” in the  
Operation section of this manual).  
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST:  
All assembly instructions have been completed.  
Roll tractor forward off skid.  
No remaining loose parts in carton.  
Battery is properly prepared and charged.  
Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.  
All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes,  
the tires were overinflated at the factory).  
Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/  
front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be  
properly inflated for leveling).  
Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed  
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.  
Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure  
and wires are properly clamped.  
Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in  
“transmission engaged” position (see “TO TRANS-  
PORT” in the Operation section of this manual).  
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Op-  
eration section for location and function of  
controls)  
Be sure all the above assembly steps have been com-  
pleted.  
Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline.  
Place freewheel control in "transmission engaged"  
position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in Operation section  
of this manual).  
Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal  
and set the parking brake.  
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.  
Remove key from bag and start the engine (see "TO  
START" in the Operation section of this manual). After  
engine has started, move throttle control to idle (slow)  
position.  
Release parking brake.  
Slowly depress forward drive pedal and drive tractor  
off skid.  
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY  
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT  
ITEMS:  
Engine oil is at proper level.  
Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded  
gasoline.  
Become familiar with all controls, their location and  
function. Operate them before you start the engine.  
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.  
Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Op-  
eration System (ROS) are working properly (See the  
Operation and Maintenance sections in this manual).  
It is important to purge the transmission before op-  
erating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper  
starting and transmission purging instructions (See  
“TOSTARTENGINEandPURGETRANSMISSION”  
in the Operation section of this manual).  
Apply brake to stop tractor and set parking brake.  
Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.  
Continue with the instructions that follow.  
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE  
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory  
for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important  
for best cutting performance.  
Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown on tires.  
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS  
For best cutting results, mower housing should be prop-  
erly leveled. See “TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING” in the  
Service and Adjustments section of this manual.  
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL  
BELTS  
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and  
mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments  
section of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed  
correctly.  
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM  
Afteryoulearnhowtooperateyourtractor,checktoseethat  
the brake is operating properly. See “TO CHECK BRAKE”  
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.  
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OPERATION  
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their meaning.  
FAST  
SLOW  
REVERSE  
HIGH  
LOW  
NEUTRAL  
CHOKE  
IGNITION SWITCH  
MOWER LIFT  
ENGINE START  
MOWER HEIGHT  
ENGINE ON  
PARKING BRAKE  
REVERSE  
OPERATION  
SYSTEM (ROS)  
ENGINE OFF  
CLUTCH/BRAKE  
PEDAL  
LIGHTS ON  
CRUISE CONTROL  
BATTERY  
REVERSE  
FUEL  
FORWARD  
15  
15  
ATTACHMENT  
CLUTCH ENGAGED  
DANGER, KEEP HANDS  
AND FEET AWAY  
ATTACHMENT  
CLUTCH DISENGAGED  
SLOPE HAZARDS  
KEEP AREA CLEAR  
(SEE SAFETY RULES SECTION)  
DANGER indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,  
will result in death or serious injury.  
WARNING indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,  
could result in death or serious injury.  
FREE WHEEL  
(Automatic Models only)  
CAUTION indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,  
might result in minor or moderate injury.  
CAUTION when used without the alert symbol,  
indicates a situation that could result in damage  
to the tractor and/or engine.  
Failure to follow instructions  
could result in serious injury or  
death. The safety alert symbol  
is used to identify safety inform-  
ation about hazards which can  
result in death, serious injury  
and/or property damage.  
HOT SURFACES indicates a hazard which,  
if not avoided, could result in death, serious injury  
and/or property damage.  
FIRE indicates a hazard which, if not avoided,  
could result in death, serious injury and/or  
property damage.  
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