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  • Contents
  • Table of Contents
  • Bookmarks
  • Model Number

  • Table of Contents

  • Tractor Preparation

  • Install Operator’s Seat

  • Important Safe Operation Practices

  • Safety Decals and Labels

  • Slope Gauge

  • To the Owner

  • Calling Service Information

  • Recording Model and Serial Number Information

  • Section 1: Controls and Features
  • Section 2: Operation

    • Adjusting Operators Seat

    • Adjusting Rh/Lh Drive Control Levers

  • Section 3: Adjustments
    • Engine/Hydrostatic Transmission Maintenance
    • Battery

  • Section 4: Maintenance
    • Servicing Electrical System

    • Using Transmission Bypass Rods

    • Tractor Creeping

    • Tractor High Speed Tracking

    • Transmission Drive Belt

    • Deck Removal

  • Section 5: Mower Deck
    • Deck Maintenance

    • Deck Lubrication

    • Replacing Deck Drive Belt

  • Warranty

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  • 3 Section 4: Maintenance
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PERATOR'S

ANUAL

RZT SERIES

TRACTOR

Model Number

RZT 50

w/50" Mower Deck

IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

Warning:

This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved 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.

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. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized

service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019.

CUB CADET LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019 [www.cubcadet.com]

PRINTED IN U.S.A.

FORM NO. 769-01126C

(11/05)

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Summary of Contents for Cub Cadet RZT 50

  • Page 1: Model Number

    Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest engine authorized service dealer or contact the service department, P.O. Box 361131 Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019. CUB CADET LLC P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHIO 44136-0019 [www.cubcadet.com] PRINTED IN U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS TRACTOR PREPARATION ... 2 IMPORTANT SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES ... 4 SAFETY DECALS AND LABELS ... 7 SLOPE GAUGE ... 8 TO THE OWNER ... 9 CALLING SERVICE INFORMATION ... 9 RECORDING MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION ... 9 SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES ...
  • Page 3 POSITION DRIVE CONTROL LEVERS The drive control levers are unfastened from their re- spective pivot brackets and lowered for shipping pur- poses. The control levers must be repositioned and secured to the pivot bracket to operate the tractor. Re- position the control levers as follows: •...
  • Page 4: Important Safe Operation Practices

    TO OPERATE YOUR UNIT. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. WHEN YOU SEE THIS SYMBOL— Your lawn mower was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the DANGER part of the operator can result in injury.
  • Page 5 (e.g. pasture) or piles of dry leaves. Debris may build up on the mower deck or contact the engine exhaust presenting a potential fire hazard. 22. Use only accessories approved for this machine by Cub Cadet. Read, understand and follow all instructions provided with accessory.
  • Page 6 5. Never allow children under 14 years old to operate the machine. Children 14 years and over should only operate the machine under close parental supervision and proper instruction. 6. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure your vision of a child or other hazard.
  • Page 7: Safety Decals And Labels

    SAFETY DECALS AND LABELS Keep product safety graphics (decals) clean. Replace any safety graphic that is damaged, destroyed, missing, paint- ed over or can no longer be read. Replacement safety graphics are available through your dealer. BATT. HOURS 1/10 PT O / P ARK BLADE BRAKE...
  • Page 8: Slope Gauge

    SLOPE GAUGE (Keep this sheet in a safe place for future reference.)
  • Page 9: To The Owner

    LEVEL SURFACE before pulling the transmission bypass rods to the engaged position (transmission disengaged). Your local authorized Cub Cadet dealer is interested in the performance you receive from your tractor, and with the maintenance needed to ensure the satisfactory operation of your tractor. The dealer has trained service personnel familiar with the latest servicing information, is equipped with the latest tools, and has a complete line of genuine Cub Cadet service parts which assure proper fit and high quality.
  • Page 10: Section 1: Controls And Features

    SECTION 1: CONTROLS AND FEATURES Deck Height Index Deck Lift Handle RH and LH Drive Control Levers Ignition Switch PTO Switch Transmission Bypass Rod (Not Shown) G. Cup Holder Figure 4 Storage Tray Seat Adjustment Lever (Not Seen) Fuel Tank Cap Hour Meter /Indicator Panel Throttle Control Choke Control...
  • Page 11 NOTE: References to LEFT, RIGHT, FRONT, and REAR indicate that position on the tractor when facing forward while seated in the operator’s seat. A. Deck Height Index The deck height index consists of six index notches located on the front/right of the seat box frame. Each notch corresponds to a 1/2 inch change in the deck height position ranging from 1-1/2 inches at the low- est notch to 4 inches at the highest notch.
  • Page 12 Do not run the engine while this indicator is illuminated. Contact your Cub Cadet dealer to have the tractor and engine inspected. NOTE: The oil pressure indicator may illuminate when the ignition switch is in the ON position, but should turn off when the engine is started.
  • Page 13: Section 2: Operation

    N. Choke Control The choke knob controls the position of the engine choke. Pull the knob out to choke the engine; push the knob in to open the choke. O. Parking Brake Engagement Lever The parking brake engagement lever is located on the front/left of the seat box frame, and is used to engage the parking brake.
  • Page 14 This tractor is equipped with a safety interlock system for the protection of the operator. If the interlock system should ever malfunction, do not operate the tractor. Contact your authorized Cub Cadet Dealer. • The safety interlock system prevents the engine...
  • Page 15 Observe the hour meter/indicator panel. If the battery indicator light or oil pressure light come on, immediately stop the engine. Have the tractor inspected by your Cub Cadet dealer. COLD WEATHER STARTING • When starting the engine at temperatures near or...
  • Page 16 • Move the RH and LH drive control levers inward in the neutral position. Refer to Figure 10. Control Lever Moved Inward and in Neutral Figure 10 NOTE: If the control levers are not even in the neutral position, refer to Section 3 and adjust the levers so that they are even.
  • Page 17 - To turn to the right, move the right drive control lever rearward of the left lever. See Figure 13. FORWARD RIGHT TURN Figure 13 • The greater the fore-to-aft distance between the two levers, the sharper the tractor will turn. •...
  • Page 18 Executing a Zero Turn WARNING: When executing a zero turn, tractor MUST Executing a zero turn while the tractor is moving can significantly reduce your control of the tractor and will cause severe turf defacement to occur. • Stop the forward or reverse motion of the tractor by moving the two drive control levers to neutral.
  • Page 19 Periodically check the safety interlock circuits to ensure they are working properly. If a safety circuit is not working as designed, contact you Cub Cadet dealer to have the tractor inspected. DO NOT operate the tractor if any safety circuit is not functioning properly.
  • Page 20: Adjusting Operators Seat

    SECTION 3: ADJUSTMENTS ADJUSTING THE OPERATORS SEAT • To adjust the position of the seat, move and hold the seat adjustment lever toward the left. Slide the seat forward or rearward to the desired position; then release the adjustment lever. Make sure seat is locked into position before operating the tractor.
  • Page 21: Section 4: Maintenance

    The zero turn tractor is equipped with dual integrated hydrostatic pumps, motors, and transaxles that are sealed and do not require regular maintenance. All service work on the hydrostatic transmissions should be performed by your Cub Cadet dealer. GENERAL BATTERY INFORMATION • Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
  • Page 22: Servicing Electrical System

    Cub Cadet dealer. LUBRICATION • Using a pressure lubricating gun, lubricate the front castor axles and pivot axle with Cub Cadet 251H EP grease after every 10 hours of service. • Refer to the "MOWER DECK" section later in this manual for deck lubrication procedures.
  • Page 23: Using Transmission Bypass Rods

    Remove the internal cotter pin securing the ferrule to the transmission control arm and withdraw the ferrule. Wheel rotation should stop. If it does not, contact your Cub Cadet dealer. • If the rotation stops, adjust the ferrule up or down the control rod as necessary to align with the hole in the transmission control arm.
  • Page 24: Tractor High Speed Tracking

    TRACTOR HIGH SPEED TRACKING If the tractor tracks to one side with both drive control levers fully forward, adjust the control levers as follows: • Check for proper and balanced air pressure in both front and rear tires. Refill tires if necessary. •...
  • Page 25 TRACTOR STORAGE If your tractor is not going to be operated for an extended period of time (thirty days to approximately six months), the tractor should be prepared for stor- age. Store the tractor in a dry and protected location. If stored outside, cover the tractor (including the tires) to protect it from the elements.
  • Page 26: Deck Removal

    SECTION 5: MOWER DECK This section contains removal, installation, adjust- ment, and maintenance information for the 50-inch mower deck. Instructions for installation and removal of the optional mulching plug are located at the end of this section. DECK REMOVAL Remove the mower deck from the tractor as follows: 1.
  • Page 27 7. Slide the deck forward so that the deck front hanger rod can be lifted out of the two slots of the front deck bracket. After lifting the front hanger rod out of the slots, slide the deck rearward so that the rod can no longer engage the slots.
  • Page 28 LEVELING THE MOWER DECK When leveled correctly the mower deck should be level side to side, and should be approximately a 1/8 to 1/4 inch lower in the front of the deck. Side to Side Leveling If the cutting deck appears to be mowing unevenly, a side to side adjustment can be performed.
  • Page 29: Deck Maintenance

    ADJUSTING THE GAUGE WHEELS The cutting height of the mower deck can be set in any of six height settings using the deck lift handle of the tractor. The deck heights range from 1-1/2 inches to 4 inches. The deck gauge wheel position should be approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the ground when the deck is set in the desired height setting.
  • Page 30: Deck Lubrication

    Mower Blade Care WARNING: Before performing any main- tenance, place the PTO switch in the “OFF” position, engage the parking brake lever, turn the ignition key to the “OFF” position and remove the key from the switch. When servicing the mower deck, be careful not to cut yourself on the sharpened blades.
  • Page 32: Warranty

    N2G 4J1, or call 1-800-668-1238 or log on to our Web site at www.mtdcanada.com. Cub Cadet LLC at P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland, Ohio 44136-0019, or call 1-877-282- 8684, or MTD Canada Ltd. KITCHENER, ON N2G 4J1; Phone 1-800-668-1238 Without limiting the foregoing, this limited warranty does not provide...
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