Husqvarna Lawn Mower 350927R1 User Manual

Operator Manual  
RZ4219F / 966495701  
RZ4619 / 965921501  
RZ4219 BF / 966514801  
RZ5424 / 965881301  
RZ5422 / 965881401  
Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you  
understand the instructions before using the machine.  
English  
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CoNTENTS  
INTRoDUCTIoN ...............................................................5  
operating on Hills....................................................30  
Mowing Tips ............................................................31  
Stopping the Engine.................................................32  
Manual Transport......................................................33  
MAINTENANCE...............................................................34  
Maintenance Schedule.............................................34  
Battery ......................................................................36  
Safety System...........................................................37  
Tire Pressures...........................................................38  
Parking Brake ...........................................................38  
V-belts.......................................................................39  
Deck Belt ............................................................39  
Cutting Blades..........................................................40  
Blade replacement .............................................40  
Adjusting the Mower Deck .......................................41  
leveling deck .....................................................41  
Anti-scalp rollers.................................................42  
Cleaning ...................................................................43  
Caster Wheels ..........................................................43  
Hardware..................................................................43  
lUBRICATIoN.................................................................44  
front Wheel Mount....................................................45  
front Wheel Bearings ...............................................45  
Deck Spindles ..........................................................45  
Transmission.............................................................45  
TRoUBlESHooTING.....................................................46  
SToRAGE .......................................................................48  
Winter Storage..........................................................48  
Service......................................................................48  
SCHEMATICS..................................................................49  
TECHNICAl DATA ..........................................................50  
Accessories..............................................................56  
Torque Specifications ...............................................56  
CoNfoRMITy CERTIfICATES........................................57  
SERVICE JoURNAl........................................................58  
Driving and Transport on Public Roads......................5  
Towing.........................................................................5  
operating....................................................................5  
Good Service..............................................................6  
Manufacturing Number.........................................6  
SyMBolS AND DECAlS..................................................7  
SAfETy .............................................................................9  
Safety Instructions ......................................................9  
Personal Safety Equipment ......................................11  
Slope operation........................................................11  
Safe Handling of Gasoline........................................13  
General Maintenance ...............................................14  
Transport...................................................................16  
CoNTRolS.....................................................................17  
Control locations......................................................17  
Steering Control levers............................................18  
Parking Brake ...........................................................19  
Throttle Control .........................................................19  
Blade Switch.............................................................19  
Ignition Switch ..........................................................20  
Choke Control...........................................................20  
fuses ........................................................................20  
fuel Tank...................................................................21  
fuel Shut off Valve ...................................................22  
Cutting Height Adjuster ............................................22  
Seat Adjustment lever .............................................23  
Hour Meter................................................................23  
Tracking Knob ..........................................................23  
oPERATIoN....................................................................24  
Training.....................................................................24  
Steering ....................................................................24  
Before Starting..........................................................25  
Starting the Engine...................................................25  
Jumper Cables ...................................................28  
Running ....................................................................29  
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WARNING!  
Failure to follow cautious operating practices can result in serious injury to the  
operator or other persons. The owner must understand these instructions, and must  
allow only trained persons who understand these instructions to operate the mower.  
Each person operating the mower must be of sound mind and body and must not be  
under the influence of any mind altering substance.  
WARNING!  
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or  
emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or  
other reproductive harm.  
WARNING!  
Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds,  
chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other  
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.  
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INTRoDUCTIoN  
Congratulations  
Towing  
Thank you for purchasing a Husqvarna ride-on  
mower. This machine is built for superior efficiency  
to rapidly mow primarily large areas. A control panel  
easily accessible to the operator and a hydrostatic  
transmission regulated by steering controls both  
contribute to the machine’s performance.  
This manual is a valuable document. Read the  
contents carefully before using or servicing the  
machine. The following of instructions (use, service,  
maintenance) by all who operate this machine is  
important for the safety of the operator and others.  
It can also considerably increase the life span of the  
machine and increase its resale value.  
If machine is equipped with a tow hitch, use extreme  
caution when towing. Never allow children or others in  
or on the towed equipment. Make wide turns to avoid  
jack-knifing. Travel slowly and allow extra distance to  
stop.  
Do not tow on sloped ground. The weight of the towed  
equipment may cause loss of traction and loss of  
control.  
follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight  
limits for towed equipment. Do not tow near ditches,  
canals, and other hazards.  
Operating  
This machine is constructed only for mowing grass  
on lawns and even ground without obstacles such  
as stones, tree stumps, etc. The machine can also  
be used for other tasks when equipped with special  
accessories provided by the manufacturer. operating  
instructions for the accessories are provided with  
delivery. All other types of uses are incorrect. The  
manufacturer’s directions concerning operation,  
maintenance, and repairs must be carefully followed.  
If you sell your machine, be sure to give the operator’s  
manual to the new owner.  
The final chapter of this operator’s manual provides a  
Service Journal. Ensure that service and repair work  
are documented. A well-kept service journal reduces  
service costs for the maintenance and affects the  
machine’s resale value. Please contact your dealer for  
more information. Take the operator’s manual along  
when the machine is taken to your dealer for service.  
lawn mowers and all power equipment, can be  
potentially dangerous if used improperly. Safety  
requires good judgement, careful use in accordance  
with these instructions and common sense.  
The machine must only be operated, maintained,  
and repaired by persons familiar with the  
machine’s special characteristics and who are also  
knowledgeable about the safety instructions. Use only  
approved repair parts to maintain this machine.  
Accident prevention regulations, other general safety  
regulations, occupational safety rules, and traffic  
regulations must be followed without fail.  
General  
In this operator’s manual, left and right, backward and  
forward are used in relation to the machine’s normal  
driving direction.  
Continuous dedication to improve our products  
require that specifications and design are subject to  
change without notice.  
Driving and Transport on Public Roads  
Check applicable road traffic regulations before  
transporting on public roads. If the machine is  
transported, you must always use approved fastening  
equipment and ensure that the machine is well  
anchored. Do NoT operate this machine on public  
roadways.  
Unauthorized modifications to the design of the  
machine may absolve the manufacturer from liability  
for any resulting personal injury or property damage.  
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INTRoDUCTIoN  
Good Service  
Dixon’s products are sold only in specialized retail  
stores with complete service. This ensures that you as  
a customer receive only the best support and service.  
Before the product is delivered, the machine has,  
for example, been inspected and adjusted by your  
retailer. See the certificate in the Service Journal in this  
operator’s manual.  
When you need spare parts or support in service  
questions, warranty issues, etc., please consult  
the following professional:  
This Parts Manual belongs to the machine with  
Engine  
the manufacturing number:  
Manufacturing Number  
The machine’s manufacturing number can be found on  
the printed plate affixed to the engine compartment.  
Stated on the plate, from the top are:  
The machine’s type designation (I.D.).  
The manufacturer’s type number (Model).  
The machine’s serial number (Serial no.)  
Please have the type designation and serial number  
available when ordering spare parts.  
The engine’s manufacturing number is stamped on  
one of the valve covers.  
The plate states:  
The engine’s model.  
The engine’s type.  
Code  
Please have these available when ordering spare  
parts.  
The wheel motors and hydrostatic pumps have a  
barcode decal affixed at the rear.  
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SyMBolS AND DECAlS  
These symbols are found on the machine and in the  
operator’s manual.  
Study them carefully so that you know what they  
mean.  
WARNING!  
IMPORTANT INFORMATION  
Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx  
xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx. xx  
xxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxx.  
Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx  
xxxxxxxxx. xx xxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxx.  
Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk  
of material damage, particularly if the reader should  
neglect to follow instructions given in the manual.  
Used also when there is a potential for misuse or  
misassembly.  
Used in this publication to notify the reader of a risk  
of personal injury or death, particularly if the reader  
should neglect to follow instructions given in the  
manual.  
R N  
Reverse  
Neutral  
fast  
Slow  
Choke  
fuel  
Warning!  
Parking Brake  
CE conformity  
marking. only for  
European market  
Warning! Rotating blades,  
keep away from the  
discharge deck  
Do not touch parts  
Battery acid is corrosive, explosive and flammable  
Do not stand here  
Noise emissions to the  
surroundings in accordance with  
the European Union’s directive.  
The machine’s emission is stated  
in the chapter TECHNICAl DATA  
and on the decals.  
only machines for European  
market  
Use protective glasses  
Use protective gloves  
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SyMBolS AND DECAlS  
Read  
operator’s  
Manual  
Shut off engine and  
remove key before  
performing any  
Keep a safe  
distance from  
the machine  
Use on slopes  
No passengers  
no greater  
than 10°  
maintenance or repair work  
Whole body  
exposure to  
thrown objects  
Severing of fingers  
and toes  
Do not open or  
remove safety  
shields while  
Careful backing up,  
watch for other  
people  
Careful going  
forward, watch for  
other people  
engine is running  
Moving sharp blades under cover  
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SAfETy  
Safety Instructions  
These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully.  
WARNING!  
This symbol means that important safety instructions need to be emphasized. It concerns  
your safety.  
IMPORTANT: 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.  
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.  
only allow responsible adults, who are familiar  
with the instructions, to operate the machine.  
Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire,  
etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the  
blades.  
Be sure the area is clear of bystanders before  
operating. Stop machine if anyone enters the  
area.  
8011-512  
Never carry passengers. The machine is only  
intended for use by one person.  
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely  
necessary. Always look down and behind before  
and while backing.  
Read the operator’s manual before starting the  
machine  
Never direct discharged material toward anyone.  
Avoid discharging material against a wall or  
obstruction. Material may ricochet back toward  
the operator. Stop the blades when crossing  
gravel surfaces.  
Do not operate machine without the entire grass  
catcher, discharge guard, or other safety devices  
in place and working  
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.  
8011-513  
Clear the area of objects before mowing  
operate machine only in daylight or good artificial  
light.  
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SAfETy  
Do not operate the machine while under the  
influence of alcohol or drugs.  
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.  
Data indicates that operators age 60 years and  
above are involved in a large percentage of riding  
mower-related injuries. These operators should  
evaluate their ability to operate the riding mower  
safely enough to protect themselves and others  
from serious injury.  
8011-520  
follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for  
wheel weights or counterweights.  
Anyone who operates this machine must first read  
and understand this operation Manual. local laws  
may regulate the age of the user.  
Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other  
debris buildup which can touch the hot exhaust  
or engine parts and burn. Do not allow the mower  
deck to plow leaves or other debris, causing  
buildup to occur.  
Never take passengers  
WARNING!  
Engine exhaust and certain vehicle  
components contain or emit  
chemicals considered to cause  
cancer, birth defects, or other  
reproductive system damage. The  
engine exhaust contains carbon  
monoxide, which is a odorless,  
colorless, poisonous gas. Do not use  
the machine in enclosed spaces.  
Clean any oil or fuel spillage before operating or  
storing the machine.  
Allow machine to cool before storage.  
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SAfETy  
Personal Safety Equipment  
WARNING!  
When using the machine, approved personal protective equipment (shown in illustrations)  
shall be used. Personal protective equipment cannot eliminate the risk of injury but it  
will reduce the degree of injury if an accident does happen. Ask your retailer for help in  
choosing the right equipment.  
Make sure that you have first aid equipment close  
at hand when using the machine.  
Never use the machine when barefoot.  
Always wear protective shoes or boots, preferably  
with steel toe caps.  
Always wear approved protective glasses or a full  
visor when assembling or driving.  
Always wear gloves when handling the blades.  
Never wear loose clothing that can get caught in  
moving parts.  
Use ear protectors to avoid damage to hearing.  
Slope Operation  
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.  
8011-670a  
Personal protective equipment  
Mow up and down slopes (10 degrees maximum),  
not across.  
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other  
hidden objects. Uneven terrain could overturn the  
machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.  
Choose a low ground speed so that you will not  
have to stop while on the slope.  
Do not mow on wet grass. Tires may lose traction.  
Avoid starting, stopping, or turning on a slope. If  
the tires lose traction, disengage the blades and  
proceed slowly straight down the slope.  
Keep movement on the slopes slow and gradual.  
Do not make sudden changes in speed or  
direction, which could cause machine to roll over.  
Use extra care while operating machine with  
grass catchers or other attachments; they can  
affect the stability of the machine.  
6003-004  
Mow up and down, not side to side  
WARNING!  
Do not use on steep slopes.  
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting a  
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.  
Do not drive up or down hills with  
slopes greater than 10 degrees. And  
do not drive across any slopes.  
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SAfETy  
Children  
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.  
Keep children out of the mowing area and in the  
watchful 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.  
Never carry children, even with the blades shut  
off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or  
interfere with safe machine operation. Children  
who have been given rides in the past may  
suddenly appear in the mowing area for another  
ride and be run over or backed over by the  
machine.  
8011-509  
Be extra cautious when driving on slopes  
Never allow children to operate the machine.  
Use extra care when approaching blind corners,  
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may block  
your view of a child.  
8011-517  
Never allow children to operate the machine  
8011-518  
Keep children away from work area  
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SAfETy  
WARNING!  
The engine must not be started when the driver’s floor plate or any protective plate for the  
mower deck’s drive belt is removed.  
Safe Handling of Gasoline  
To avoid personal injury or property damage, use  
extreme care in handling gasoline. Gasoline is  
extremely flammable and the vapors are explosive.  
Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other  
sources of ignition.  
Use only approved gasoline containers.  
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine  
running. Allow engine to cool at least two (2)  
minutes 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 appliance.  
8011-516  
Before you begin refueling, minimize the risk of  
static electricity by touching a metal surface.  
Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck  
or trailer bed with plastic liner. Always place  
containers on the ground away from the vehicle  
when filling.  
Never fill the fuel tank indoors  
WARNING!  
Remove gas-powered equipment from the truck  
or trailer and refuel it on the ground. If this is not  
possible, refuel such equipment with a portable  
container, rather than from a gasoline dispenser  
nozzle.  
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel  
tank or container opening at all times until fueling  
is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open  
device.  
The engine and the exhaust system  
become very hot during operation.  
There is risk for burns if touched.  
Allow engine and exhaust system to  
cool at least two (2) minutes before  
refueling.  
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing  
immediately.  
Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and  
tighten securely.  
Do not start the engine near spilled fuel.  
Never use gasoline as a cleaning agent.  
If leaks arise in fuel system, engine must not be  
started until problem has been resolved.  
Check the fuel level before each use and leave  
space for the fuel to expand, as the heat from the  
engine and the sun may otherwise cause the fuel  
to expand and overflow.  
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SAfETy  
General Maintenance  
Never operate machine in a closed area.  
Keep all nuts and bolts tight to be sure the  
equipment is in safe working condition.  
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their  
proper operation regularly.  
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other  
debris buildup. Clean oil or fuel spillage and  
remove any fuel-soaked debris. Allow machine to  
cool before storing.  
If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the  
machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.  
Never make any adjustments or repairs with the  
engine running.  
Check grass catcher components and the  
discharge guard frequently and replace with  
manufacturer’s recommended parts, when  
necessary.  
8011-515  
Never drive the machine in an enclosed space  
Mower blades are sharp. Wrap the blade or wear  
gloves, and use extra caution when servicing  
them.  
WARNING!  
Use protective glasses for  
maintenance work.  
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and  
service as required.  
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels,  
as necessary.  
Do not modify safety equipment. Check regularly  
to be sure it works properly. The machine must not  
be driven with defective or unmounted protective  
plates, protective cowlings, safety switches, or  
other protective devices.  
Do not change the settings of governors and  
avoid running the engine with overly high engine  
speeds. If you run the engine too fast, you risk  
damaging the machine components.  
Be very careful when handling battery acid. Acid  
on skin can cause serious corrosive burns. If you  
spill battery acid on your skin, rinse immediately  
with water.  
WARNING!  
The battery contains lead and lead  
compounds, chemicals that are  
considered to cause cancer, birth  
defects, and other reproductive  
system damage. Wash your hands  
after handling the battery.  
Acid in the eyes can cause blindness, contact a  
doctor immediately.  
Be careful when servicing the battery. Explosive  
gases form in the battery. Never perform  
maintenance on the battery when smoking or near  
open flames or sparks.  
The battery can explode and cause serious injury  
or damage.  
Ensure that nuts and bolts, especially the  
fastening bolts for the blade attachments,  
are properly tightened, torqued and that the  
equipment is in good condition.  
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SAfETy  
Sparking can occur when working with the battery  
and the heavy cables of the starter circuit. This can  
cause battery explosion, fire or eye injury. Sparking  
in this circuit can not occur after the chassis cable  
(normally negative, black) is removed from the battery.  
WARNING!  
Avoid electrical sparking and its  
consequences by the following  
routines:  
Use protective goggles.  
Ensure that the fuel filler cap is mounted tightly  
and no flammable substances are stored in an  
open vessel.  
6003-009  
Do not smoke when performing maintenance on the  
battery. The battery can explode and cause serious  
injury/damage.  
Never work with the starter circuit if there is spilled  
fuel.  
Disconnect the chassis cable from the battery first  
and reconnect it last.  
Do not make a bridge short circuit across the  
starter relay to run the starter.  
Never use the machine indoors or in spaces  
lacking proper ventilation. The exhaust fumes  
contain carbon monoxide, an odorless,  
poisonous, and lethal gas.  
Stop to inspect the equipment if you run over or  
into anything. If necessary, make repairs before  
starting.  
Never make adjustments with the engine running.  
8009-728  
Risk of sparking  
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SAfETy  
The machine is tested and approved only with the  
equipment originally provided or recommended  
by the manufacturer. only use appro