Husqvarna Lawn Mower P 525D User Manual

Operators manual  
P 520D  
P 525D  
Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you  
understand the instructions before using the machine.  
Service journal  
14 Tell customer about:  
Pre-delivery service  
The requirement and advantages of servicing the  
machine according to the service plan  
Charge the battery for at least 4 hours at max. 3  
Servicing and the influence of this journal on the  
second-hand value of the machine.  
Check coolant level and antifreeze.  
Check and adjust tyre pressure (150 kPa, 1,5 bar,  
21,8 PSI).  
The transmission guarantee is only valid if the  
synchronisation of the front and rear wheels has  
been checked and adjusted in compliance with  
the service schedule. The system will be damaged if  
synchronisation is not carried out.  
Make sure the correct amount of oil is in the  
cutting unit's bevel gear.  
Check that the right amount of oil is in the engine.  
At temperatures below 0 ° C, the machine must  
be warmed up for at least 10 minutes for the  
hydraulic oil and transmission to get hot.  
Otherwise there is a risk of the transmission breaking  
down thereby reducing the service life of the transmission.  
Check that there is oil in the transmission’s oil  
Fit cutting unit.  
Range of applications for BioClip.  
Complete proof of sale etc.  
Adjust cutting unit:  
Adjust cutting unit so that rear edge is about 6-9  
mm higher than front edge.  
Lubricate the universal drive shaft with grease.  
Pre-delivery service carried out. No outstanding problems.  
10 Connect battery.  
11 Fill with fuel and start engine.  
12 Check that machine does not move in neutral.  
13 Check:  
Date, mileage, stamp, signature  
Forward drive.  
Reverse drive.  
Operation of blades.  
Seat safety switch.  
Safety switch for parking brake.  
After the first 25 hours  
Change the engine oil and oil filter  
Change the transmission oil and oil filter  
Check the synchronisation between the front and  
rear wheels.  
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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 articulated steering. 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.  
This operator’s manual is a valuable document. 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 only tow the machine over short distances and at a  
low speed, otherwise there is a risk of damaging the transmission.  
The transmission must be disengaged when towing, see instructions under the heading Bypass valves.  
This ride-on mower is designed to mow grass on open and level ground surfaces. In addition, there is a number of accessories  
recommended by the manufacturer that broadens the application area. Please contact your dealer for more information about  
which accessories are available.The machine may only be used with the equipment recommended by the manufacturer. All other  
types of use are incorrect. 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.  
IMPORTANT INFORMATION The transmission guarantee is only valid if the synchronisation of the front and rear wheels has  
been checked and adjusted in compliance with the service schedule. The system will be damaged if synchronisation is not  
carried out.  
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 ensures 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  
When you need spare parts or advice on service issues, warranty terms, etc., contact:  
This Operator’s Manual belongs to machine with Engine  
serial number:  
On the machine's rating plate you will find the following information:  
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.  
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Warning:rotating parts. Keep hands and feet  
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.  
Watch your hands and other body parts  
so they do not get caught and crushed  
between the belt and belt pulley.  
Please read the operator’s manual  
carefully and make sure you understand  
the instructions before using the machine.  
Rotary blades Keep hands and feet  
away from under the hood when the  
engine is running  
Always wear:  
Approved hearing protection  
Never drive across a slope  
This product is in accordance with  
applicable EC directives.  
Never use the machine if persons,  
especially children, or animals, are in the  
Never carry passengers on the machine or  
Stop the engine.  
Drive very slowly if no cutting unit is  
Oil pressure  
Starting instructions  
Risk of crush injuries!  
Danger of crushing between the lift arms  
and base plate.  
Parking brake  
If the frame is folded up, the safety belt  
must be used.  
Noise emission to the environment  
according to the European Community’s  
Directive. The machine’s emission is  
specified in the Technical data chapter and  
on the label.  
Connecting the power take-off (PTO).  
Disengaging the power take-off (PTO)  
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If the frame is folded down the safety  
belt should NOT be used.  
12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  
24 25  
15 16 17  
Location of the controls  
Knob for seatback angle  
14 Counter  
Throttle trigger  
15 Temperature gauge  
Power outlet  
16 Knob for adjustment of the seat suspension  
17 Lever for longitudinal seat adjustment  
18 Bypass valve front axle  
19 Product and serial number plate  
20 Fuel gauge  
Switch for the power outlet  
Control for cutting unit drive  
Lever for hydraulic lift of attachments  
Parking brake  
Switch for the lights  
Ignition lock  
21 Catch for lowering seat  
22 Fuel cap  
10 Instrument panel  
23 Knob for lumbar support  
24 Cover lock  
11 Speed limiter for reversing  
12 Speed limiter for driving forward  
13 Adjusting the cutting height  
25 Bypass valve rear axle  
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Remember that the driver is responsible for dangers or  
Safety instructions  
These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully.  
Never carry passengers.The machine is only intended to  
be used by one person.  
Insure your Rider  
Check the insurance coverage for your new Rider.  
Contact your insurance company.  
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 produces an  
electromagnetic field during operation.This  
field may under some circumstances  
WARNING! This machine can sever hands  
and feet as well as throw objects. Failure to  
observe the safety instructions can result in  
serious injuries.  
interfere with active or passive medical  
implants.To reduce the risk of serious or  
fatal injury, we recommend persons with  
medical implants to consult their physician  
and the medical implant manufacturer  
before operating this machine.  
WARNING! The inside of the muffler contain  
chemicals that may be carcinogenic. Avoid  
contact with these elements in the event of a  
damaged muffler.  
Learn how to use the machine and its controls safely and  
learn to how to stop quickly. Also learn to recognize the  
safety decals.  
Only allow the machine to be used by adults who are  
familiar with its use.  
WARNING! The engine emits carbon  
monoxide, which is a colourless, poisonous  
gas. Do not use the machine in enclosed  
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.  
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.  
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.  
Look out for the ejector and do not direct it towards  
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 it from starting before you  
clean the cutting unit.  
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Never allow children or other persons not trained in the  
use of the machine to use or service it. Local laws may  
regulate the age of the user.  
This is what you do  
Remove obstacles such as stones, branches, etc.  
Mow upwards and downwards, not sideways.  
Do not use the machine on ground that slopes more than  
Take extra care if any attachments are fitted that can  
change the stability of the machine.  
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.  
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.  
Always use ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure) and  
seat belts when riding on slopes.  
Use hearing protection to minimise the risk of hearing  
Never wear loose-fitting clothing, jewellery or similar that  
can get caught in moving parts.  
Never use the machine when barefoot. Always wear  
protective shoes or protective boots, preferably with steel  
Do not make any sudden changes in speed or direction.  
Avoid unnecessary turns on slopes, if necessary, turn  
slowly and gradually downwards if possible. Drive slowly.  
Do not turn the wheel sharply.  
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.  
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  
Make sure that you have first aid equipment close at hand  
when using the machine.  
Do not mow wet grass. It is slippery, and tyres can lose  
their grip so that the machine skids.  
Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on  
the ground.  
When cleaning the chassis, the machine may never be  
driven near verges or ditches.  
Driving on slopes  
When mowing, keep away from bushes and other objects.  
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.  
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding  
wheel weights or counterbalance weights to increase  
machine stability.  
Some combinations of accessories require additional  
counterweight at the rear Check with your dealer for the  
right combination.  
Do not drive down slopes with the unit raised.  
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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. When  
mowing, keep away from bushes and other  
materials in order to avoid a heating effect.  
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.  
Take care with battery maintenance. Explosive gases  
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.  
Be particularly careful near corners, bushes, trees or  
other objects that block your view.  
Stop the engine. Prevent the engine from starting by  
removing the ignition key before making any adjustments  
or performing maintenance.  
Never fill the fuel tank indoors.  
Make sure all nuts and bolts are tightened correctly and  
that the equipment is in good condition.  
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.  
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.  
Fuel and fuel vapour are poisonous and highly flammable.  
Be especially careful when handling petrol and engine oil,  
as carelessness can result in personal injury or fire.  
Never use the machine indoors or in spaces lacking  
proper ventilation. Exhaust fumes contain carbon  
monoxide, an odourless, poisonous and highly dangerous  
Only store fuel in containers approved for the purpose.  
Never remove the fuel cap and fill the fuel tank when the  
engine is running.  
Allow the engine to cool before refuelling. Do not smoke.  
Do not fill with fuel in the vicinity of sparks or naked  
Handle oil, oil filters, fuel and the battery carefully, of  
environmental considerations. Follow the local recycling  
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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.  
Reduce the risk of fire by removing grass, leaves and  
other debris that may have fastened on the machine.  
Allow the machine to cool before putting it in storage.  
The parking brake is not sufficient to lock the machine  
during transport. Ensure you secure the machine firmly to  
the transporting vehicle.  
The machine is heavy and can cause serious crush  
injuries. Take extra care when loading it onto or off a  
vehicle or trailer.  
Use an approved trailer to transport the machine.  
To secure the machine on the trailer, two approved  
tension belts and four wedge shaped wheel blocks should  
be used.  
Engage the parking brake and tie the tension belts around  
the front and rear brackets.  
Secure the machine by tensioning the belts towards the  
back and the front of the trailer respectively.  
Place the wheel blocks in front of and behind the rear  
Check and observe local road traffic regulations before  
transporting or driving the machine on roads.  
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Congratulations on your choice of an excellent quality product  
that will give you great pleasure for many years. This  
operator’s manual describes P 520D and P 525D.  
The chronometer shows how many hours the engine has  
been running.  
Any time when the engine is not running but the ignition is  
switched on is not registered.The last digit shows tenths of an  
hour (6 minutes).  
Parking brake  
Operate the parking brake by moving the handle forwards.  
P 520D and P 525D are equipped with hydraulic steering and  
an equipment hoist.  
The machines are equipped with four wheel drive.  
The power transmission from the engine is handled by a  
hydrostatic transmission, which allows variable variation of  
the speed by using the pedals. One pedal for driving forward  
and one for reverse.  
Throttle trigger  
Cutting unit  
The throttle control regulates the engine speed, and thereby  
also the rotation speed of the blades.  
P 520D and P 525D can be equipped with two different cutting  
To increase or reduce the engine speed the control is moved  
forwards or backwards.  
When driving the throttle control must be in the position for  
maximum engine speed, work mode.  
Combi 132  
Combi 155  
The Combi-unit, equipped with a BioClip-plug, finely chops  
the cuttings to fertiliser. Without the BioClip-plug the unit  
works in the same way as a rear ejection unit.The rear ejector  
ejects the clippings behind the unit without finely chopping  
Speed limiter  
The speed of the machine is steplessly regulated with two  
pedals. Pedal (1) is used to drive forwards, and pedal (2) to  
drive backwards.  
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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Pull the lever backwards to engage the transport position.The  
unit is then raised.  
Adjusting the cutting height  
The cutting height can be adjusted to seven different  
Select the required cutting height (1-7) using the cutting  
height adjusters. Set the knobs horizontally so that they do  
not snag on bushes and the like.  
The cutting unit can be raised slightly with the blades rotating.  
This is to facilitate the mowing of extremely tall grass or  
uneven surfaces.  
Lowering the Unit (Mowing Position)  
Move the hydraulic lifting lever forwards to engage the cutting  
Lever for hydraulic lift of  
The lifting lever is used to put the cutting unit in either the  
transport or mowing position when hydraulic pressure is  
The lever has four different positions.  
When cutting the lever should be set directly to the floating  
position (3).  
Controls for operating the cutting unit  
The cutting unit can be started only when the driver is sitting  
in the seat.  
Pull out the lever to engage the drive of the blades.  
Position 1 is the neutral position.  
Position 2 lowers the cutting unit with spring return to the  
neutral position  
Position 3 is floating where the lever stops. The unit is  
lowered to the automatically floating position, which  
means that the cutting unit follows the contours of the  
Push in the lever to disengage the blades.  
Position 4 raises the cutting unit with spring return to  
neutral position.  
When cutting the lever should be set directly to the floating  
position (3).  
Lifting the Cutting Unit (Transport  
When the safety circuit has stopped the drive to the cutting  
unit, the control must be pushed and pulled out again to start  
the blades.  
Stop the blades by pressing the stop button.  
The safety circuit is triggered and the cutting unit is stopped  
in the following cases:  
When the driver leaves the seat with the blades engaged.  
There is a short delay to prevent stopping if the driver  
bounces on the seat.  
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