Husqvarna Lawn Mower YTH2042XP User Manual

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YTH2042XP  
Owner's Manual  
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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.  
Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper  
operation regularly.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
V. SERVICE  
SAFE HANDLING OF GASOLINE  
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.  
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 container.  
Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine run-  
ning. 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.  
Removegas-poweredequipmentfromthetruckortrailer  
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.  
Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel tank  
orcontaineropeningatalltimesuntilfuelingiscomplete.  
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.  
If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing immedi-  
ately.  
Never overfill fuel tank. Replace gas cap and tighten  
securely.  
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS  
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES  
Gasoline Capacity  
and type:  
4 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 10W30 (above 32°F)  
SAE 5W-30 (below 32°F)  
Follow the instructions underMaintenanceandStor-  
age” sections of this owner’s manual.  
Oil Capacity:  
Filter:  
1.8 Quarts  
Spark Plug:  
(Gap: .030")  
Champion RC12YC  
WARNING: This tractor is equipped with an internal com-  
bustion engine and should not be used on or near any  
unimprovedforest-covered,brush-coveredorgrass-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:  
15 AMPS @ 3600 RPM  
AMP/HR:  
MIN. CCA:  
Case Size:  
35  
280  
U1R  
Blade Bolt Torque:  
45-55FT. LBS.  
A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your  
nearestauthorizedservicecenter/department (SeeREPAIR  
PARTS section of this manual).  
CONGRATULATIONS on your purchase of a new tractor.  
Ithasbeendesigned,engineeredandmanufacturedtogive  
you the best possible dependability and performance.  
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 ............................18-21  
STORAGE.................................................................... 22  
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................23-24  
REPAIR PARTS.......................................................26-38  
WARRANTY................................................................. 40  
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UNASSEMBLED PARTS  
Battery  
(1) Oil Drain Tube  
Slope Sheet  
Key  
(2) Keps Nut 1/4-20  
(2) Hex Bolts 1/4-20 x 3/4  
(2) Keys  
ASSEMBLY  
Your new tractor has been assembled at the factory with the exception of those parts left unassembled for shipping  
puposes.  
Connect BLACK grounding cable to negative (-) ter-  
minal with remaining hex bolt and keps nut. Tighten  
securely.  
Whenrightorlefthandismentionedinthismanual,itmeans  
when you are in the operating position (seated behind the  
steering wheel).  
DISCARD TERMINAL  
PROTECTIVE CAPS  
TO REMOVE TRACTOR FROM  
CARTON  
KEPS NUT  
HEX BOLT  
UNPACK CARTON  
Remove all accessible loose parts and parts cartons  
from carton.  
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.  
POSITIVE  
(RED)  
CABLE  
TERMINAL  
COVER  
CONNECT BATTERY (See Figs. 1)  
CAUTION: Do not short battery termi-  
nals by allowing a wrench or any other  
object to contact both terminals at the  
same time. Before connecting battery,  
remove metal bracelets, wristwatch  
bands, rings, etc.  
NEGATIVE  
(BLACK)  
CABLE  
Positive terminal must be connected  
firsttopreventsparkingfromaccidental  
grounding.  
02954  
FIG. 1  
Lift hood to raised position.  
Remove terminal protective caps and discard.  
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" in the Maintenance section of this  
manual for charging instructions).  
ADJUST SEAT (See Fig. 2)  
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.  
Release lever to lock seat in position.  
First connect RED battery cable to positive (+) terminal  
with hex bolt and keps nut as shown. Tighten securely.  
Slide terminal cover over terminal.  
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ASSEMBLY  
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.  
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CHECK DECK LEVELNESS  
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly  
leveled. SeeTOLEVELMOWERHOUSINGintheService  
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.  
FIG. 2  
NOTE: You may now roll or drive your tractor off the skid.  
Follow the appropriate instruction below to remove the  
tractor from the skid.  
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM  
Afteryoulearnhowtooperateyourtractor,checktoseethat  
the brake is operating properly. See “TO CHECK BRAKE”  
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.  
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.  
CHECKLIST  
BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRACTOR, WE  
WISHTO ASSURETHATYOU RECEIVETHE BEST PER-  
FORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROMTHIS QUALITY  
PRODUCT.  
TO ROLL TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Op-  
eration section for location and function of  
controls)  
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.  
Release parking brake by depressing brake pedal.  
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST:  
All assembly instructions have been completed.  
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).  
Place freewheel control in disengaged position to dis-  
engage transmission (See “TO TRANSPORT” in the  
Operation section of this manual).  
Roll tractor forward off skid.  
TO DRIVE TRACTOR OFF SKID (See Op-  
eration section for location and function of  
controls)  
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).  
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.  
Apply brake to stop tractor and set parking brake.  
Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.  
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USEYOUR 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 oper-  
ating your tractor for the first time. Follow proper start-  
ing and transmission purging instructions (See “TO  
START ENGINE” and “PURGE TRANSMISSION” in  
the Operation section of this manual).  
Continue with the instructions that follow.  
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OPERATION  
These symbols may appear on your tractor or in literature supplied with the product. Learn and understand their mean-  
ing.  
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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OPERATION  
KNOWYOUR TRACTOR  
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATINGYOUR TRACTOR  
Compare the illustrations with your tractor to familiarize yourself with the locations of various controls and adjustments.  
Save this manual for future reference.  
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FIG. 3  
Our tractors conform to the applicable safety standards of the American National Standards Institute.  
(A) ATTACHMENT LIFT LEVER – Used to raise and lower the  
mower or other attachments mounted to your tractor.  
(B) BRAKE PEDAL – Used for braking the tractor and starting  
the engine.  
(H) LIGHT SWITCH Turns the headlights on and off.  
(J) CRUISE CONTROL LEVER – Used to set forward  
movement of tractor at desired speed without holding the  
forward drive pedal.  
(C) PARKING BRAKE – Locks clutch/brake pedal into the  
brake position.  
(K) FORWARD DRIVE PEDAL – Used for forward movement  
of tractor.  
(D) THROTTLE CONTROL – Used for starting and controling  
engine speed.  
(L) REVERSE DRIVE PEDAL – Used for reverse movement of  
tractor.  
(E) ATTACHMENT CLUTCH SWITCH – Used to engage the  
mower blades, or other attachments mounted to your tractor.  
(F) IGNITION SWITCH – Used for starting and stopping the  
engine.  
(G) REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) "ON" POSITION  
– Allows operation of mower or other powered attachment  
while in reverse.  
(M) FREEWHEEL CONTROL – Disengages transmission for  
pushing or slowly towing the tractor with the engine off.  
(N) CHOKE CONTROL – Used when starting a cold engine.  
(P) SERVICE REMINDER / HOUR METER – Indicates when  
service is required for the engine and mower.  
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