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Operators manual

Rider 175 Rider 175 AWD
Please read the operators manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.




CONTENTS Contents... Service journal Pre-delivery service... After the rst 8 hours... INTRODUCTION Dear Customer,.. Driving and transport on public roads. Towing... Use... Good service... Serial Number.. SAFETY RULES FOR USA Safety rules... KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols... SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety instructions... Driving on slopes.. Children... Maintenance... Transport... WHAT IS WHAT? Location of the controls.. PRESENTATION Presentation... Throttle control/choke control.. Speed limiter... Parking brake... Cutting unit.. Lifting lever for the cutting unit.. Cutting height adjustment lever.. Seat.... Fuelling.. Driving Before starting... Start the engine... Starting the engine with a weak battery.. Driving the Rider... Cutting tips... Stop the engine.. Release lever... Maintenance Maintenance schedule.. Cleaning... Removing of the machine hoods.. Checking and adjusting the steering wires. Adjusting the parking brake Rider 175.. Adjusting the parking brake Rider 175 AWD. Checking and adjusting of throttle wire. Replacement of fuel lter.. Replacing the air lter.. Checking the fuel pumps air lter.. Check the level of the battery acid. Ignition system... 26 Check the safety system... Main fuse... Checking the tyre pressure.. Checking the engines cooling air intake.. Fitting the cutting head.. Removing the cutting unit.. Checking and adjustment of the cutting units ground pressure... Checking the cutting units parallelism.. Adjusting the parallelism of the cutting unit. Replacing the cutting unit belts. Service position for the cutting unit.. Checking the blades... Removing the BioClip plug.. Lubrication Checking the engines oil level. Changing the oil lter... Checking the transmission oil level.. Lubricating the belt adjuster... General lubrication.. Troubleshooting schedule Storage Winter storage.. Guard... Service... Technical data Technical data... 34 34

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Service journal

Pre-delivery service

3 Top up battery with acid and charge for four hours. Fit steering wheel, seat and any optional equipment. Adjust cutting unit: Adjust lift springs (effective weight of cutting unit should be 12-15kg / 26.5-33 lb). Adjust cutting unit so that rear edge is about 2-4 mm / 1/8 higher than front edge. Adjust cutting unit height setting so that cutting height limit is 5 mm / 3/16 above the frame of the unit at the lowest cutting height. Check that the right amount of oil is in the engine. Check that there is oil in the transmissions oil tank. Check and adjust tyre pressure (60 Kpa, 0.6 bar). Connect battery. Fill with fuel and start engine. Check that machine does not move in neutral.
10 Check: Forward drive. Reverse drive. Operation of blades. Seat safety switch. Lif lever safety switch. The safety switch for the hydrostat pedals. 11 Check engine speed, 2900100 rpm. 12 Tell customer about: Needs and benets of following the service schedule. Servicing and the inuence of this journal on the second-hand value of the machine. Range of applications for BioClip. Complete proof of sale etc. Pre-delivery service carried out. No outstanding problems. Certied: Date, mileage, stamp, signature

After the rst 8 hours

1 Change engine oil

This Operators Manual belongs to machine with Engine serial number:


Serial Number
The serial number can be found on the printed plate attached to the front, left-hand side under the seat. Stated on the plate, from the top are: The machines type designation. The manufacturers type number. The machines serial number.
State the type designation and serial number when ordering spare parts. The engine serial number is given on a bar code decal. This is located on the left side of the crankcase, in front of the starter motor. The sign states: Model Type Code.
Please quote when ordering parts. The transmissions serial number on hydrostatic machines is stated on the barcode decal located on the front of the housing on the left-hand drive axle: Type designation is stated above the barcode and starts with the letter K. The serial number is stated above the barcode and has the prex s/n. The manufacturers type number is stated under the barcode and has the prex p/n.
State the type designation and serial number when ordering spare parts.


Safe operation practices for ride-on mowers
These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully.
Watch for holes, ruts or bumps. Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles. Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have to stop or shift while on the slope. Follow the manufacturers recommendations for wheel weights or counterweights to improve stability. Use extra care with grass catchers or other attachments. These can change the stability of the machine. Keep all movement on the slopes slow and gradual. Do not make sudden changes in speed or direction. Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction, disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the slope.
IMPORTANT! This cutting machine is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.

I.General operation

1.Read, understand and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting. 2.Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine. 3.Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade. 4.Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop the machine if anyone enters the area. 5.Never carry passengers. 6.Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing. 7.Be aware of the mower discharge direction and do not point it at anyone. Do not operate the mower without either the entire grass catcher or the guard in place. 8.Slow down before turning. 9.Never leave a running machine unattended. Always turn off blades, set parking brake, stop engine and remove keys before dismounting. 10.Turn off blades when not mowing. 11.Stop engine before removing grass catcher or unclogging chute. 12.Mow only in daylight or good articial light. 13.Do not operate the machine while under the inuence of alcohol or drugs. 14.Watch for trafc when operating near or crossing roadways. 15.Use extra care when loading or unloading the machine into a trailer or truck.

DO NOT Do not turn on slopes unless necessary and then, turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible. Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embandments. The mower could suddenly turn over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch, or if an edge caves in. Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced traction could cause sliding. Do not try to stabilize the machine by putting your foot on the ground. Do not use grass catcher on steep slopes.


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. 1.Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult. 2.Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area. 3.Before and when backing, look behind and down for small children. 4.Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with safe machine operation. 5.Never allow children to operate the machine. 6.Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees or other objects that may obscure vision.

II.Slope operation

Slopes are a major factor related to loss-of-control and tipover accidents, which can result in severe injury or death. All slopes require extra caution. If you cannot back up the slope or if you feel uneasy on it, do not mow it.
DO Mow up and down slopes, not across. Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.

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IV. Service
1. Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels. They are ammable and vapours are explosive. a) Use only an approved container. b) Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refuelling. Do not smoke. c) Never refuel the machine indoors. d) Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open ame, such as in a water heater. 2. Never run a machine inside a closed area. 3. Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition. 4. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly. 5. Keep machine free of grass, leaves or other debris buildup. Clean up oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing. 6. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. 7. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running. 8. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturers recommended parts, when necessary. 9. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves and use extra caution when servicing them. 10. Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as required.

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These symbols are on the machine and in the instructions. Hydrostatic freewheel
WARNING! Careless or incorrect use can result in serious or fatal injury to the operator or others.

Parking brake

Clutch in Please read the operators manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. Clutch out Always wear: Approved hearing protection Rotary blades Keep hands and feet away from under the hood when the engine is running
Use protective glasses Risk that the machine will tip over
Use protective gloves Never drive across a slope Neutral Never use the machine if persons, especially children, or animals, are in the vicinity
Never carry passengers on the machine or equipment
Stop the engine. Drive very slowly if no cutting unit is tted Choke

Oil level

Keep hands and feet away from moving parts.

Cutting height



Starting instructions Check the hydrostats oil level

Lift up the cutting unit

Apply the parking brake.
Switch off the engine and take off the ignition cable before repairs or maintenance
If the engine is cold, use the choke
Release the parking brake before driving Check the engines oil level


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Safety instructions
These instructions are for your safety. Read them carefully. Look out for the ejector and do not direct it towards anyone. Stop the engine and prevent it from starting before you clean the cutting unit. Remember that the driver is responsible for dangers or accidents. 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 operators 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 xed object, so that the blades do not hit it. Never run the machine over foreign objects. WARNING! This machine can sever hands and feet as well as throw objects. Failure to observe the safety instructions can result in serious injuries.

WARNING! The ignition system of this machine produces an electromagnetic eld during operation. This eld may under some circumstances interfere with pacemakers. To reduce the risk of serious or fatal injury, we recommend persons with pacemakers to consult their physician and the pacemaker manufacturer before operating this machine.
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. 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.
WARNING! Engine exhaust, some of its constituents and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals considered to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive impairment. The engine emits carbon monoxide, which is a colourless, poisonous gas. Do not use the machine in enclosed spaces.
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 coordination. Keep an eye on the trafc when working close to a road or when crossing it. 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 machine.
Stop the engine and prevent the engine from being started until you have cleaned the outlet channel.
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.

Driving on slopes

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. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Do not drive down slopes with the unit raised.

This is what you do

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. Remove obstacles such as stones, branches, etc. Mow upwards and downwards, not sideways.
Use hearing protection to minimise the risk of hearing impairment.
Wear approved protective glasses during assembly and when operating. Never wear loose tting clothes that can catch in moving parts. Never use the machine when barefoot. Always wear protective shoes or protective boots, preferably with steel toes.

Do not use the machine on ground that slopes more than 10. 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. 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.
Make sure that you have rst aid equipment close at hand when using the machine.
Take extra care if any attachments are tted that can change the stability of the machine. 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 way. Do not mow wet grass. It is slippery, and tyres can lose their grip so that the machine skids.

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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. Follow the manufacturers recommendations regarding wheel weights or counterbalance weights to increase machine stability. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Wheel weights tted on the rear wheels are recommended when driving on slopes for safer steering and improved manoeuvrability. Consult your dealer concerning the use of wheel weights if you are unsure. Wheel weights can not be used on AWD-machines. Use counterweights.


Stop the engine. Prevent starting by removing the ignition cable from the spark plug or remove the ignition key before making any adjustments or carrying out maintenance. Never ll the fuel tank indoors.


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. 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. Before and during reversing procedures, look behind you and down for small children. 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. Never allow children to operate the machine. Petrol and petrol fumes are poisonous and extremely ammable. Be especially careful when handling petrol, as carelessness can result in personal injury or re. Only store fuel in containers approved for the purpose. Never remove the fuel cap and ll the petrol tank while the engine is running. Allow the engine to cool before refuelling. Do not smoke. Do not ll petrol in the vicinity of sparks or naked ames. Handle oil, oil lters, fuel and the battery carefully, of environmental considerations. Follow the local recycling requirements. Electrical shocks can cause injuries. Do not touch cables when the engine is running. Do not test the ignition system with your ngers. WARNING! The engine and the exhaust system become very hot during operation. Risk of burn injuries if touched.

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 manufacturer. The blades are sharp and can cause cuts. Wrap the blades or wear protective gloves when handling them.

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Location of the controls

7 Throttle control/choke control Ignition lock Cutting height adjustment lever Lifting lever for the cutting unit Speed limiter for reversing Speed limiter for driving forward Parking brake Lock button for parking brake Seat adjustment.
10 Lever to disengage the driving front axle, 175 AWD 11 Fuel cap 12 Cover lock 13 Lever to disengage the drive Rider 175 Lever to disengage the driving rear axle, 175 AWD


Congratulations on your choice of an excellent quality product that will give you great pleasure for many years. This operators manual describes Rider 175 and Rider 175 AWD. The machines are equipped with a 17,5 horse power engine from Briggs & Stratton. Rider 175 AWD is equipped with all wheel drive. The power transmission from the engine is handled by a hydrostatic gearbox, which allows variable variation of the speed by using the pedals. One pedal for driving forward and one for reverse.
The parking brake is applied as follows:
Throttle control/choke control
The throttle control regulates the engine speed, and thereby also the rotation speed of the blades. The control is also used to activate the choke. When the choke is engaged a richer fuel and air mixture is fed to the engine, which facilitates starting in the cold.
Press down the parking brake pedal (1). Press in the lock button (2) on the steering column. Release the parking brake pedal while keeping the button pressed in.
The parking brake lock disengages automatically when the brake pedal is pressed.

Cutting unit

Rider 175 and 175 AWD have a 3-blade cutting units.

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. Combi 1030mm/41
The Combi-unit, equipped with a BioClip-plug, nely chops the cuttings to fertiliser. Without the BioClip-plug the unit works in the same way as a rear ejection unit.
Lifting lever for the cutting unit
The lift lever is used to set the cutting unit in transport or mowing position. If the lever is pulled backwards the unit is raised and the blades automatically stop rotating (transport position).
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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If the lock button is pressed in and the lever is moved forwards the unit will be lowered and the blades will automatically start to rotate (mowing position).


The engine runs on unleaded petrol with a minimum octane rating of 85 (not mixed with oil). We recommend the use of biodegradable alkylate petrol. (max. methanol 5%, max. ethanol 10%, max. MTBE 15%) Do not ll the tank completely, leave an expansion area of at least 2.5 cm (1).
The lever can also be used to temporarily regulate the cutting height, e.g. for a small mound in the lawn.
Cutting height adjustment lever
The cutting height can be adjusted to 7 different positions with the cutting height lever. Combi-unit 40-90 mm (1 9/16 - 3 9/16)
WARNING! Petrol is highly inammable. Exercise care and refuel outdoors (see safety instructions).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Do not use the fuel tank as a support area.
The seat has a jointed attachment on the front edge and can be tipped forward.
The seat can also be adjusted lengthways. Loosen the handles under the seat and adjust it forwards or backwards to the desired position.

Release lever

The release control must be pulled out in order for the machine to be moved when the engine is shutoff. Should you attempt to drive the machine with the clutch controls pulled out it will not move. The drive on the axle is disengaged when one of the controls is pulled out Pull the controls to the end positions, do not use an intermediate position.

Release lever Rider 175

Release lever Rider 175 AWD
Rider 175 AWD has one control for the front axle and one control for the rear axle. IMPORTANT! Always drive the machine with both clutch controls pressed in. Clutch control, rear axle Pull out the control to disengage the drive system. Push in the control to engage to the drive system.
- Control drawn out, drive system disengaged. - Control depressed, drive system engaged. Clutch control, front axle The control is positioned on the inside of the left front wheel.

Left-hand fender

Remove the screws holding the wing cover (2) and lift off the cover.
Removing of the machine hoods

Engine cover

The engine becomes accessible for service when the engine cover is opened. Fold the seat forward, loosen the rubber strap under seat and fold the cover backwards.
Checking and adjusting the steering wires
The steering is controlled by means of wires. These can in time become slack, which implies that the adjustment of the steering becomes altered. Check and adjust the steering as follows: 1 Remove the frame plate by loosening the two screws.
2 Check the tension of the steering wires by squeezing them together by the arrows as illustrated. It should be possible to push them together so that the distance between them is half as much, without using unnecessary force.
Adjusting the parking brake Rider 175 AWD
Check that the parking brake is adjusted correctly by placing the machine on a slope with the front and rear axles disengaged. Apply and lock the parking brake. When the machine does not stand still, the parking brake should be adjusted according to the following. 1 Remove the left-hand wing cover.
If necessary, the wires can be adjusted by tightening the adjuster nuts on each side of the steering collar. Do not over tighten the cables; they should only be drawn in towards the steering collar. Hold the cable, for example using an adjustable wrench, so that it does not twist. If the adjustment is only made on one side, the middle position of the steering will be affected. Check the wire tension on completion of the adjustment as per item 2. 2 Loosen the locking nuts (1).
Adjusting the parking brake Rider 175
The parking brake is adjusted as follows: Tension the cable using the adjuster screw (2) until the play in the cable is taken up. Tighten the locking nuts (1). The brake should be checked again after adjustment Assemble the left-hand wing cover.
Loosen the locking nuts (1). Tension the cable using the adjuster screw (2) until the play in the cable is taken up. Tighten the locking nuts (1) after adjustment. The parking brake should be checked again after the adjustment has been made. WARNING! A poorly adjusted parking brake can result in reduced braking ability.
Checking and adjusting of throttle wire
The throttle cable may need to be adjusted, if the engine does not respond as it should when accelerating, if it produces black smoke or maximum revs are not reached. If doubts arise, contact your service representative. 1 Loosen the clamping screw for the cables outer casing and move the throttle to the full throttle position.

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2 Pull the choke wire casing to the far right and tighten the clamping screw.

Replacing the air lter

WARNING! The exhaust system is hot. Let it cool before starting to replace the air lter.
If the engine seems to lack power or does not run smoothly this may be because the air lter is clogged. It is therefore important to replace the air lter at regular intervals (see Maintenance/Maintenance Schedule for the correct service interval). Replace the air lter as follows: 3 Pull back the throttle to the full throttle position and check that the choke is no longer actuated. Open the engine cover. Pull up the handle on the air lter cover, unhook and turn towards the engine.

Replacement of fuel lter

Replace the fuel lter every 100 running hours (once per season) or more frequently if it is clogged. 3 Remove the air lter cover. Lift out the air lter cartridge from the fan housing.
Replace the lter as follows: Open the engine cover. Move the hose clips away from the lter. Use a pair of at pliers. Pull off the lter from the hose ends. Press the new lter into the ends of the hoses. If necessary apply liquid detergent to the ends of the lter to facilitate connection. Push the hose clips back on the lter and tighten. Replace the air lter cartridge, if clogged with dirt. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Never run the engine without the air lter tted. Do not use compressed air to clean the paper lter. The lters must not be oiled. They must be tted dry. 4 Carefully lift the precleaner out of the fan housing.
Carefully clean the fan housing so that dirt does not fall down into the carburettor.
Insert a new precleaner and air lter cartridge in the fan housing. Align the tabs on the cover with the slits in the housing and replace the air lter cover.
WARNING! Procedures on contact with acid External: Rinse well with plenty of water. Internal: Drink large quantities of water or milk. Contact a doctor as soon as possible. Eyes: Rinse well with plenty of water. Contact a doctor as soon as possible. Batteries emit explosive gas. Sparks, ames and cigarettes must absolutely not be brought into the vicinity of the battery.
Pull the handle outwards. Secure the handle in the air lter cover and close the cover by pressing it inwards.
WARNING! Do not short battery terminals 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. Positive terminal must be connected rst to prevent sparks from accidental grounding.

Do not use any other type of fuse when replacing. A blown fuse is indicated by a burnt connector. Pull the fuse from the holder when replacing. The fuse is there to protect the electrical system. If it blows again shortly after replacement, it is due to a short circuit, which must be xed before the machine can be put into operation again.

Fitting the cutting head

WARNING! Wear protective glasses when tting the cutting unit. The spring which tensions up the belt may break and cause personal injury.
Checking the tyre pressure
The tyre pressure should be 60 kPa (0.6 kp/cm2/8.5 PSI) all round. To improve driving the pressure on the rear tyres can be reduced to 40 kPa (0.4 kp/cm2/5.6 PSI). The maximum tyre pressure is 100 kPa (1,0 kp/cm2/14 PSI).
Place the Rider on a at surface and apply the parking brake. Check that the lever for setting the cutting height is in the lowest position. Make sure the support wheels are tted to the cutting unit (1).
Grasp the handle at the front or hold the frame of the cutting unit (2) and slide the unit underneath the rider mower.
Make sure that the tongue (3) on the cutting unit engages correctly.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Different tyre pressures on the front tyres will result in the blades cutting the grass at different heights.
Checking the engines cooling air intake
Clean the air intake grille in the engine cover behind the drivers seat.

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3 Insert the bolt and secure it with a locking pin. Rider 175 AWD
Removing the cutting unit
WARNING! Observe caution to avoid trapping your hand.
Press down the frame and insert the pin. Fit the drive belt around the drive wheels of the cutting unit. 1 2
WARNING! Wear protective glasses when dismantling the cutting unit. The spring which tensions up the belt may break and cause personal injury.
Carry out points 1-9 to put the cutting unit in the service position, see Service position for the cutting unit. Remove the bolt (3) and lift off the cutting unit.
Hook up the height adjustment strut. Move the support wheels to their parking position.

If the cylindrical bolt, which is now holding the cutting unit is removed, the cutting unit can be lifted off.
Restoring from service position
To leave the service position, reverse the procedures set out in Placing in the service position. Make sure that the cutting units lug (3) enters the loop correctly on the underside of the machine, see diagram. Tip: Fit three full-thread screws M8x15 mm in the screw holes to protect the threads. Replace the unit in normal position.
Fit the BioClip plug in the reverse order.

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Checking the engines oil level.
Check the oil level in the engine when the Rider stands horizontal with the engine switched off. Open the engine cover. Loosen the dipstick, pull it up and wipe it off. Place a container underneath the engines left oil drain plug. Remove the dipstick. Remove the drain plug from the engines left side.
Let the oil run out into the container. Fit the drain plug and tighten it. If necessary ll so that the oil comes up to the FULL mark on the dipstick. The oil is topped up through the hole the dipstick sits in. See Checking the engines oil level for lling instructions. The engine holds 1.4 litres (1.5 USqt) when the oil lter is not replaced and 1.6 litres (1.7 USqt) of oil when the oil lter is replaced. Run the engine warm, then check that there is no leakage from the oil plug.
Now insert the dipstick again. The dipstick should be completely screwed down Pull the dipstick out again and read the oil level. The oil level should be between the markings on the dipstick. If the level is approaching the ADD mark, top up the oil to the FULL mark on the dipstick. 6
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Used engine oil is a health hazard and must not be disposed of on the ground or in nature; it should always be disposed of at a workshop or appropriate disposal location. Avoid skin contact; wash with soap and water in case of spills.

Changing the oil lter

The oil is topped up through the hole the dipstick sits in. Fill the oil slowly. Tighten the dipstick correctly before starting the engine. Start and run the engine at idling speed for approx. 30 seconds. Turn off the engine. Wait 30 seconds and check the oil level. If necessary ll so that the oil comes up to the FULL mark on the dipstick. First and foremost use synthetic engine oil class SJ-CF 5W/ 30 or 10W/30 for all temperature ranges. Mineral oil SAE30, class SFCC can be used at temperatures > +5 C (40 F) Do not mix different types of oil. Caution when using oils such as 5W-20, 10W-30 and 10W-40 the engines oil consumption increases. If these oils must be used, check the oil level frequently. Lightly lubricate the rubber seal on the new oil lter using new oil. Fit the oil lter by turning clockwise. Turn by hand until the rubber seal is seated. Now tighten a further half turn. Fill with new oil according to Checking the engines oil level. Start the engine and let it idle for about 3 minutes. Now stop it and check for signs of leakage. Fill with oil to compensate for the oil held in the new oil lter. The oil lter must be replaced after every 200 hours running time. Turn the old oil lter anti-clockwise to remove. If necessary, use a lter remover.

Technical data
Rider 175 Dimensions Length without cutting unit, mm/ft Width without cutting unit, mm/ft Height, mm/ft Operating weight with cutting deck, kg/lb Wheel base, mm/ft Track width, front, mm/ft Track width, rear, mm/ft Tyre dimensions Air pressure, rear - front, kPa / kp/cm3 / PSI Max. gradient Engine Brand / Model Power, kW/hp Displacement, cm3/ Fuel, minimum octane grade lead-free Tank volume, litres/USqt Oil Oil volume incl. lter Oil volume excl. lter, litres/USqt Starting Electrical system Type Battery Spark plug Electrode gap, mm/inch Noise emissions and cutting width Sound power level, measured dB(A) Sound power level, guaranteed dB(A) Cutting width, mm Vibration levels Vibration level on the steering wheel, measured according to EN 836:1997 / A2:2001 Transmission Brand Oil, class SF-CC Cutting unit Type Cutting width, mm Cutting heights, 7 positions, mm/inch Blade length, mm/inch 2020/6,61 880/2,89 1070/3,52 268-274/591-604 855/2,8 715/2,37 625/2,x 6,50 x (0,6/8,5) 10 Rider 175 AWD 2020/6,61 880/2,89 1070/3,52 302-308/666-679 855/2,8 715/2,37 625/2,x 6,50 x (0,6/8,5) 10
Briggs & stratton/31G777 Briggs & stratton/31G777 13,1/17,5 13,1/17,85 7/7,4 7/7,4 Class SF, SG, SH or SJ SAE40, SAE30, Class SF, SG, SH or SJ SAE40, SAE30, SAE10W-30, SAE10W-40 or SAE5W-20 SAE10W-30, SAE10W-40 or SAE5W-20 1,6/1,7 1,6/1,7 1,4/1,5 1,4/1,5 Electric start 12V Electric start 12V 12 V, negative earthed 12 V, 24 Ah EMS PLATINUM 0,75/0,100 1030-1120/41-44 2,5 Tuff Torq K46 SAE 10W/30 3-blade cover Combi 940 mm 1030mm/41 Combi 103 40-90/1 9/16-3 9/16 390/15 3/8 (Combi 103) (Combi 103) ( 12 V, negative earthed 12 V, 24 Ah EMS PLATINUM 0,75/0,100 1030-1120/41-44 2,5 Tuff Torq SAE 10W/30 3-blade cover Combi 940 mm 1030mm/41 Combi 103 40-90/1 9/16-3 9/16 390/15 3/8 (Combi 103) (Combi 103)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION When the service life of this product has been served and it is no longer used it should be returned to the dealer or to an applicable station for recycling.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION We reserve the right to change specications and designs without prior notice so as to implement improvements. Note that no legal claims are valid on the basis of information in this manual. Use only genuine parts for repairs. The warranty is not valid if non genuine parts are used.

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Rider 175 AWD (USA)

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Compl No.

Part No.
85-91 53-11 74-24 93-43 33-56 55-56 53-11 64-55 63-50 99-31 12-66 88-01


13-32 93-21 16-11 56-67 33-94 67-46 97-23 64-02 03-24 93-71

59-89 59-03

59-24 84-89 59-24 84-40 05-24 50-24 51-24 51-79 54-24 52-59 95-59 96-50 25-40 05-33 21-33 22-42 91-40 05-37 39-40 05-23 92-42 75-40 05-32 65-40 05-43 32-43 39-96 35-96 36-01
C2 C2 C2 C2 C2 C1 C1 LEFT C1 RIGHT C1 C1 C1 C1 C3 C3 C3 C3 C3 C3 C1 C1 C2 C2 C2 C2 C2 C2 C2 C2 C2

50-24 50-24 50-24 50-02

14-57 01-73 45-54 20-55 43-31 22-90 82-78 46-11 72-21 18-23 18-61 83-99 83-31 15-97 51-61 83-01
86-55 65-90 53-12 59-61 83-78 43-24 97-23 20-90 54-25 42-25 22-91 68-90 56-90 57-90 57-31 18-55 46-55 47-90 59-61 87-45 69-61 83-37 86-31 14-44 88-11 64-61 83-01
24-24 42-24 44-57 01-24 51-21 18-01
83-40 02-41 19-50 92-55 59-48 24-59 75-55 60-66 45-23 20-48 44-31 26-66 56-42 61-67 54-48 22-77 57-40 53-57 01-05
---- -- -- -- -- -57-11 64-21 64-21 18-50 06-91 45-55 63-33 57-23 64-66 84-24 83-59 74-83 94-01
58-21 05-21 10-31 40-31 26-98 59-31 26-77 34-68 14-40 60-98 61-11 61-24 67-11 64-23 18-98 72-24 59-24 62-59 93-23 18-98 74-91 87-24 51-98 75-21 14-26 21-56 65-23 64-98 82-83 43-98 84-98 85-94 69-24 55-11 64-21 18-91 87-24 51-98 86-24 64-10 01-12 17-23 64-67 33-88 99-25 00-03 96-02
J1 J1 J1 J1 J1 J1 J1 J1 J1 J1 J1 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J1 J1 J1 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J2 J1 J1 J1
84-98 84-98 84-98 84-98 84-01
61-98 65-98 66-45 19-98 68-31 15-45 16-98 70-40 28-40 28-40 28-45 20-40 28-45 32-40 28-40 28-40 28-40 28-40 28-40 28-40 28-40 28-41
61-11 61-11 61-11 61-11 61-11 61-11 61-11 61-11 61-11 61-11 61-11 61-11 61-11 61-01
60-24 67-24 64-42 38-11 64-21 18-00 89-00 90-57 01-11 64-21 18-42 65-43 73-80 78-80 79-80 80-45 64-12 22-20 27-02 66-37 33-43 85-23 78-37 33-37 38-57 01-81 17-49 97-73 58-43 52-43 47-49 28-45 67-48 66-22 10-48 65-23 16-48 66-84 17-23 70-25 16-49 74-95 17-47 52-44 19-25 16-24 93-23 66-21 16-45 11-01
L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L2 L2 L2 L2 L2 L2 L2 L2 L2 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L2
67-45 67-45 67-45 67-45 67-03
19-57 63-67 08-59 74-37 52-74 55-23 18-49 95-86 34-84 43-86 36-88 78-21 04-57 01-50 09-42 41-31 40-22 04-50 08-67 54-11 74-58 91-52 24-53 94-31 14-55 46-55 47-42 73-23 20-51

09-50 09-50 09-50 09-03


15-30 17-88 91-23 64-61



60-47 37-57 01-40 31-23 64-94 63-48 96-31 09-53 56-82 72-55 73-21 14-23 14-34 17-23 64-21 02-48 02-48 06-48 07-48 08-48 09-48 10-47 88-47 88-02
60-12 60-12 60-12 60-12 60-12 60-12 60-12 60-12 60-01
88-44 11-80 99-83 68-23 70-23 16-23 64-89 98-96 76-44 21-44 22-44 23-44 24-92 63-92 86-92 61-43 98-89 98-89 22-90 93-78 39-46 91-44 07-90 96-90 97-44 12-90 99-24 60-11 64-41 55-41 57-44 07-01

21-44 21-44 21-01



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