Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual

Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 Manual

Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 manual table of contents:

  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 1
    Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty Operator's Manual Z-Force S WARNING READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 2
    To The Owner Thank You Thank you for purchasing a Cub Cadet Zero-Turn Tractor. It was carefully engineered to provide excellent performance when ...'s web site. If you have any problems or questions concerning the machine, phone your local Cub Cadet dealer or contact us directly. Cub Cadet...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 3
    ... and follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to operate this machine. Failure to comply... this manual in a safe place for future and regular reference and for ordering replacement parts... read and understand the instructions and safe operation practices in this manual and on the machine...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 4
    ... caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it. For your safety, use the slope gauge included as part of this manual to measure slopes before operating this machine on a sloped or hilly area. If the slope is ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 5
    ...muffler. Remove key when machine is unattended to prevent unauthorized operation. Service Safe Handling of Gasoline: 1. To avoid personal injury or property damage use extreme ... when operating in reverse. Do not modify or repair the hitch, replace the hitch if damaged. Do not ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 6
    ... inspect blade(s) for damage (e.g., excessive wear, bent, cracked). Replace the blade(s) with the original equipment manufacturer's (O.E.M.) blade(s) only, listed in this manual. "Use of parts which do not meet the original equipment specifications ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 7
    ... on the machine before attempting to assemble and operate. Symbol Description READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL(S) Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to assemble and operate WARNING- ROTATING BLADES Do not put hands or feet ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 8
    ... gauge, the slope is too steep for safe operation (See Figure 2 above). USE THIS SLOPE GAUGE TO DETERMINE IF A SLOPE IS TOO STEEP FOR SAFE OPERATION! WARNING! ... accidents which can result in severe injury or death. Do not operate machine on slopes in excess of 15 degrees. All ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 9
    Assembly & Set-Up Contents of Crate • • One Lawn Tractor One Z-Force S Tractor Operator's Manual • • One Oil Drain Hose (If equipped) One Engine Operator's Manual 3 • One Deck Wash Hose Coupler Tractor Preparation 1. Remove the upper crating ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 10
    ... place with the previously removed shoulder bolts and lock nuts. Be careful not to crimp or damage the wire harness while installing the seat. See ... the engine on the right side of the mower). When the fuel tank reaches one inch from the top of the tank, stop, DO NOT OVERFILL. Space must be left for ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 11
    ... to help protect it from corrosion. 3. NOTE: If the battery is put into service after the date shown on top/side of battery, charge the battery as instructed in the Maintenance section your Operator's Manual prior to operating the tractor. Section 2 - Assembly & Set-Up 11
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 12
    ... desired height index hole, then push pedal forward and rock forward to unlock and slowly allow the pedal ... the tractor, refer to both Safety Interlock Switches and Starting The Engine in the Operation section of this manual for detailed instructions regarding the Ignition Switch Module and operating...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 13
    ...the battery and charging system for possible causes and/or contact your Cub Cadet dealer. Oil Pressure Indicator (If Engine So Equipped... check for possible causes. Do not run the engine while this indicator is illuminated. Contact your Cub Cadet dealer to have the tractor and engine inspected. NOTE: ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 14
    ... brake. Transmission Oil Expansion Reservoir (Not Shown) Equipped on Z-Force S60 & Z-Force S54 The transmission oil expansion reservoir is connected by hoses... travel forward. Ground speed is also controlled with the drive pedal. The further forward the pedal is pivoted, the faster the ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 15
    ...General Safety • RECEIVE INSTRUCTION - Entirely read this operator's manual. Learn to operate this machine SAFELY. Do not risk INJURY or... system should ever malfunction, do not operate the tractor. Contact your Cub Cadet dealer. • The safety interlock system prevents the engine from cranking or...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 16
    ...sitting in the tractor seat when starting the engine. NOTE: Refer to the Engine Operator's Manual for oil fill-up instructions and refer to the Assembly ... on, immediately stop the engine. Have the tractor inspected by your Cub Cadet dealer. Cold Weather Starting When starting the...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 17
    ... in the REVERSE CAUTION MODE. Always look down and behind before and while backing. Do not operate the tractor when children... The forward and reverse pedals must not be used when the brake is partially engaged. When the brake is locked in the "J" the drive belt is disengaged but if the brake is only ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 18
    ... designed to mow lawns, NOT clear brush. Keep the blades sharp and replace the blades when worn. • • Using the Deck Lift ... to ricochet back toward the operator. Do not mow at high ground speed, especially if a mulch kit or grass collector is installed. Do not cut the grass too short. Short...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 19
    ...See Figure 6-1. Engine Refer to the Kawasaki Owner's Manual for all engine maintenance procedures and instructions. NOTE: Maintenance, repair, or replacement ...oil filter, and refill the engine with new oil as instructed in the Kawasaki Owner's Manual. Re-insert hose through the ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 20
    ... has been exhausted. Referring to the engine manual, drain the fuel from the carburetor bowl. CAUTION: ... life and reduce serviceability. 4. Tractor Storage If your tractor is not going to...oil and filter following the instructions provided in the engine manual packed with this manual. tank indoors ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 21
    ...that are sealed and are maintenance-free. However, the Z-Force S60 and Z-Force S54 are equipped with a transmission oil expansion reservoir. Under normal operating conditions, the... the reservoir oil level in the Z-Force S60 or the Z-Force S54, proceed as follows: Use the Smart Jet™ to ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 22
    .... Protect your hands by using heavy gloves when handling the blades. Leveling the Deck (Side to Side) NOTE:...pivot points on the drive system, parking brake and lift linkage at least once a season with light oil.... NOTE: The front right deck hanger link is not adjustable and is used to help adjust the ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 23
    ... rear wheels can roll with the parking brake applied (and the hydrostatic relief valve open), the brake is in need of adjustment. See your Cub Cadet dealer to have the brake properly adjusted. Figure 6-7 Section 6 - Maintenance & Adjustments 23
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 24
    ..., have the tractor's electrical system checked by your Cub Cadet Service Dealer. Relays and Switches There are several ... interlock system described earlier is not functioning properly, have the electrical system checked by your Cub Cadet Service Dealer. Figure 7-1 2. Remove the hex cap screw and ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 25
    ... using the rear bumper. Slide the deck out from underneath the tractor to the right side. 7. Figure 7-3 3. Using a 1⁄2" drive in the idler ... belt off the PTO pulley. See Figure 7-4. Z-Force S60 & Z-Force S54 Z-Force S48 Idler Pulley Bracket Idler Assembly Figure 7-4 Section 7 - Service 25
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 26
    Deck Installation Z-Force S60/54 Install the deck on the tractor as follows: 1. Place the deck lift ...belt around the idler pulley. 2. Deck Lift Adjustment Brackets Deck Belt PTO Pulley... with cotter pins. See Figure 7-7. 8. 9. Z-Force S48 Install the deck on the tractor as follows: 1. Place ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 27
    ... bracket and turn towards the back of the tractor to finish routing the belt around the idler pulley. Replacing the Deck Belt Z-Force S60/54 1. 2. ...reinstall the belt covers. Reinstall the deck following the instructions in Deck Installation on page 26. Section 7 - Service 27
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 28
    Replacing the Belt Z-Force S48 1. 2. Remove the deck from beneath the tractor, (refer to Deck Removal ...Spacer Pulley Hex Screw 3. 4. 5. Spacer Replacing the PTO Belt (Z-Force S60/54 only)...Blade Care gloves when handling the blades. When servicing the mower deck, be careful not to cut yourself...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 29
    ... Drive Belt Several components must be removed and special tools used in order to change the tractor's transmission drive belt. See your Cub Cadet dealer to have the transmission drive belt replaced. Section 7 - Service 29
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 30
    Troubleshooting Problem Excessive vibration 8 Cause Remedy 1. Tighten blade and spindle. 2. Replace blade. 1. Perform side-to-side deck .... 2. Dull blade. 3. Uneven tire pressure. Mower will not mulch grass (If Equipped w/Mulching Kit) 1. Engine speed too low. 2. Wet grass. 3....
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 31
    ... Number and Description 954-04044A 954-04137A 01005376 Deck Belt, Z-Force S48 Deck ...Z-Force S54 Deck Belt, Z-Force S60 9 954-04262 PTO Belt, Z-Force S54/60... 942-04416 942-04415 Deck Blade, Z-Force S48 Deck Blade, Z-Force S54 Deck Blade, Z-Force S60 918-3129C Deck Spindle 734-04155 634-...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 32
    Component Part Number and Description 746-04057 Choke Control Cable 925-2054A Ignition Key 01006693P Chute Deflector 634-04128 634-04295 Wheel Assembly, Z-Force S48 Wheel Assembly, Z-Force S54/60 934-04629 Caster Wheel Assembly 32 Section 9 - Replacement Parts
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 33
    ...490-325-0022 490-325-0020 490-850-0014 22216 10 Part 48" Double Bagger (Z-Force S48) 54" Triple Bagger (Z-Force S54) 60" Triple Bagger (Z-Force S60) Mulch Kit (Z-Force S48) Mulch Kit (Z-Force S54) Mulch Kit (Z-Force S60) Tractor Cover (Z-Force S48) Hitch Kit 58" ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 34
    ...are responsible for performance of the required maintenance listed in your owner's manual. MTD Consumer Group Inc recommends that you retain all receipts covering ... station at no charge to the owner. Notwithstanding the provisions herein, warranty services or repairs will be provided at all of ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 35
    10. Add-on or modified parts that are not exempted by the Air Resources Board may not be used. The use of any non-exempted add-on or modified parts by the ultimate purchaser ... MTD Consumer Group Inc will not be liable to warrant failures of warranted parts caused by the use of a non-exempted ...
  • Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 | Z-Force S 48 Operator's Manual - Page 36
    CUB CADET LLC MANUFACTURER'S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR Z-FORCE S/Z-FORCE ZERO-TURN RIDING MOWER IMPORTANT: To obtain warranty coverage owner must present an original proof of purchase and applicable maintenance records to the servicing dealer. Please see the operator's manual for information on ...



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Cub Cadet Z Force S 54 Manual