Safe Operation Practices • Set-Up • Operation • Maintenance • Service • Troubleshooting • Warranty L Self Propelled Mower m Model Series V560 MTD LLC, P.O. BOX 361131 CLEVELAND, OHiO 44136-0019 PrintedIn USA FormNo.
1 ToTheOwner ThankYou Thank you for purchasing a Lawn Mower manufactured by If you have any problems MTD LLC. It was carefully engineered to provide excellent performance when properly operated and maintained. Please read this entire manual It instructs prior to operating your machine. persons who will operate address and mailing the equipment.
2 importantSafeOperationPractices WARNING: This symbol could endanger all instructions points out important the personal safety and/or in this manual with these instructions before property attempting may result in personal When you see this symbol. safety instructions of yourself to operate which, if not followed, and others. this machine. Read and follow Failure to comply injury.
12. Amissing ordamaged discharge cover cancause blade contact orthrown object injuries. 13. Many injuries occur asaresult ofthemower beingpulled overthefootduring afallcaused byslipping ortripping. Donotholdontothemower ifyouarefalling; release the handle immediately. 14. Never pullthemower back toward youwhileyouare walking. Ifyoumustback themower away fromawallor obstruction firstlookdownandbehind toavoid tripping andthenfollowthese steps: a. Stepback frommower tofullyextend yourarms. b.
Service 3. Check the blade and engine intervals To avoid personal care in handling injury or property damage gasoline. Gasoline is extremely can ignite. Wash your skin and change flammable clothes original 3. Use only an approved Never fill containers gasoline container. inside a vehicle 4. Remove gas-powered equipment Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight equipment 7. trailer and refuel it on the ground.
SparkArrestor Notice Regarding Emissions Engines which are certified to comply with California and federal EPA emission regulations for SORE (Small Off Road Equipment) are certified to operate may include the following Modification (EM), Oxidizing Injection on regular emission unleaded control gasoline, and internal combustion engine and should not be used WARNING: This machine is equipped with an on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush i_ll systems: Engine Catalyst (OC), Secondary A
Safety Symbols This page depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear machine before attempting to assemble and operate. on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL(S) Read, understand, assemble and follow all instructions in the manual(s) before attempting to and operate DANGER -- ROTATING BLADES To reduce the risk of injury, keep hands and feet away. Do not operate or grass catcher is in its proper place.
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3 Assembly& Set-Up Contents of Carton One Lawn Mower One Lawn Mower One Grass Catcher One Engine Operator's One Side Discharge Operator's of Oil One Hardware Manual Pack Chute Assembly 2. NOTE:This unit is shipped One Bottle Manual without gasoline or oil in the engine. Fill up gasoline and oil as instructed in the accompanying manual BEFORE operating your mower. engine Locate the hairpin clip on the weld pin on each side of lower handle. a. Remove hairpin clip from this hole.
3. The rope guide is attached handle. to the right side of the upper See Fig. 3-3. Loosen the wing nut which b. secures the of grass bag over hooks on the frame. See Fig. 3-4. All the plastic rope guide. channels except center top of bag attach from outside Figure 4. Slip plastic channel Figure 3-4 3-3 against of bag. a. Hold blade control upper b. Pull starter control. rope out of the engine. c. Slip starter rope into rope guide. d. Tighten handle. Release blade c. 2.
Each wheel has a height adjustment Side DischargeChute Your mower is shipped make sure grass catcher is closed. 1. as a mulcher. To convert to side discharge, is off of the unit and rear discharge On the side of the mower, 3-6. lift the mulching door height of the mower. lever to change the cutting Refer to Fig. 3-7. 1. Depress height adjustment 2. Slide lever to desired lever towards position wheel. for a change in cutting height. plug. See Figure 3. Release lever towards deck.
4 Controls andFeatures Control Drive Controk Recoil Starter Side Discharge Chute Mulch Plu¢ Cutting Height Adjustment Levers J Figure 4-1 Blade Control MulchPlug The blade control is attached to the upper handle of the mower. Depress and squeeze it against the upper handle to operate the The mulch plug is used for mulching purposes. collecting the grass clippings in a grass catcher unit. Release it to stop engine and blade.
Operation f Starting Engine is standing near the lawn mower while starting WARNING: Be sure mower. no one Never other than the operator engine or operating run engine indoors or in enclosed, poorly ventilated areas. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly gas. Keep hands, feet, hair and loose clothing away from any moving parts on engine and lawn mower. i_ Follow the set of instructions pertaining to your unit. Refer to engine manual for help with the engine.
UsingYour Lawn Mower UsingGrassCatcher Be sure lawn is clear of stones, sticks, wire, or other objects You can use the grass catcher to collect operating the mower. which could damage be accidently thrown serious personal 1. lawn mower or engine. Such objects could by the mower in any direction and cause injury to the operator 1. and others. The operation of any lawn mower performing any adjustments the mower, following instructions while can you are in the & Set-Up" section.
Maintenance & Adjustments Maintenance 2. Lubricate motor General Recommendations Always observe maintenance. The warranty at least once a season with light oil (or are removed for any reason, lubricate surface of the pivot arm and inner surface with light oil. See Fig. 6-1. safety rules when performing 3.
Engine Care ReplacingRearFlap A list of key engine performance maintenance by the mower accompanying for good 1. is given below. Follow the engine manual Maintain jobs required for a detailed oil level as instructed list and instructions. in engine manual. Service air cleaner every 25 hours under normal Clean every few hours under extremely To remove rear flap, lift rear door, and press flap in on either side to remove from hole. See Fig. 6-2. r conditions. ..........
7 Service Blade Care 5. Lubricate the engine the blade adapter WARNING: When removing sharpening or replacement, the cutting protect blade for inspect the blade adapter strike a foreign object. Replace when below for blade service. 1. for cracks, especially necessary. part number) Disconnect spark plug boot from spark plug. Turn mower on its side making sure that the air filter and the carburetor are facing up. 2. operating faces the ground position.
3. Press inward on tab on the engine the baffle bracket. baffle to release it from 5. See Fig. 7-3. Replace with new belt, making engine pulley while it around 6. the transmission Reattach engine in the previous 7. pulling Turn mower sure belt is firmly seated on from the other side and sliding pulley. baffle and reassemble blade as described section. back over and make sure belt is seated on the transmission pulley.
Troubleshooting Problem Engine Fails to start Cause 1. Remedy Blade control disengaged. 2. Spark plug boot disconnected. 2. Connect wire to spark boot. 3. Fuel tank empty or stale fuel. 3. Fill tank with clean, fresh gasoline. 4. Engine not primed (if equipped with primer). 4. Prime engine as instructed section. in the Operation 5. Faulty spark plug. 5. Clean, adjust gap, or replace. 6. Blocked fuel line. 6. Clean fuel line. Z Engine flooded. Z Waita few mmutes to restart, butdo not prime.
Problem Cause Uneven cut 1. Wheels not positioned Remedy correctly. 1. Place all four wheels in same height (if equipped 2. Dull blade. i : SECTION 8 -- TROUBLESHOOTING with individual position height adjusters). 2. Sharpen or replace blade.
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ModelSeriesV560 Ref No. 1 I Part Number 746-04206A Description Ref No, Speed Cable 23 732-04090A Torsion Spring - RH 747-04588 Pivot Rod 931-05013A Transmission Cover- Black Cover- Gray Variable 2 731-04150C Rear Baffle 21" Rd. 24 3 710-1241 Screw, 1/4-15 x 1.
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ModelSeriesV560 Ref No. 1 Ref I Part Number 750-04405 Description Slev. Spacer, 1.8" Lg. No, Part Number Description 19 734-04046 Rear Wheel, 12 x 2.125, Yellow 734-04093 Rear Wheel, 12 x 2.125, Gray 2 750-04404 Slev. Spacer, 9.10" Lg. 3 710-0654A TT Screw 20 710-04531 Screw, 1/4-20 x .390 4 787-01278-0691 21" Deck 21 717-1762 Gear 14T FWD - RH 717-1761 Gear 14T FWD - LH 5 710-0599 TT Screw, 1/4-20 x 0.
MANUFACTURER'S LiMiTED WARRANTY The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in the United States and/or its territories and possessions, and by MTD Products Limited with respect to new merchandise purchased and used in Canadaand/ or its territories and possessions (either entity respectively, "MTD").