User Manual Craftsman CMXGRAM1130045 50-in Riding Lawn Mower

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  • User Manual - (English, Spanish)
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Table Of Contents

  • Safe Operation Practices
  • Assembly
  • Operation
  • Service and Maintenance
  • Off-Season Storage
  • Troubleshooting
  • Español
  • Warranty Statement


Driving On Slopes

  • Refer to the SLOPE GAUGE on page 8 to help determine slopes where you may operate the tractor safely

Engaging the Parking Brake

To set the parking brake: 

  1. Press the brake pedal completely down with your left foot and hold it in that position. 
  2. Press down on the parking brake/cruise control lever and hold it in that position. 
  3. Remove your foot from the brake pedal. 
  4. Release pressure from the parking brake/cruise control lever. 
  5. After completing step 3, the brake pedal should remain in the down position. If it doesn’t, the parking brake is not engaged. Repeat steps 1-4 to engage.

To disengage the parking brake, lightly press the brake pedal.

Setting The Cruise Control

To set the cruise control: 

  1. Slowly press the forward drive pedal with your right foot until the desired speed is achieved. 
  2. Press down on the parking brake/cruise control lever and hold it in that position. 
  3. Remove your foot from the forward drive pedal. 
  4. Release pressure from the parking brake/cruise control lever. 
  5. After completing step 3, the forward drive pedal should remain in the down position and the tractor will maintain the same forward speed. If it doesn’t, the cruise control is not engaged. Repeat steps 1-4 to engage the cruise control.

To disengage the cruise control, lightly press the forward drive pedal or the brake pedal. 

To change the direction of travel from forward to reverse when cruise control is engaged, press the brake pedal to disengage and bring the tractor to a complete stop. Then slowly press the reverse drive pedal with the ball of your foot to travel in reverse.

Using the Deck Lift Lever 

  • To raise or lower the cutting deck, move the lift lever to the left, then place it in the notch best suited for your application.


Cleaning the Underside of the Deck

Deck Wash System

Your tractor’s deck is equipped with a water port on its surface as part of its deck wash system.

Use the Smart Jet to rinse grass clippings from the deck’s underside and prevent the buildup of corrosive chemicals. Complete the following steps AFTER EACH MOWING: 

  1. Drive the tractor to a level, clear spot on your lawn, near enough for your garden hose to reach.
  2. Disengage the PTO, set the parking brake and stop the engine. 
  3. Thread the hose coupler (packaged with your tractor’s Operator’s Manual) onto the end of your garden hose.
  4. Attach the hose coupler to the water port on your decks surface.
  5. Turn the water on. 
  6. While sitting in the operator’s position on the tractor, start the engine and place the throttle lever in the FAST position.
  7. Move the tractor’s PTO into the engaged (ON) position. 
  8. Remain in the operator’s position with the deck engaged for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the underside of the deck to thoroughly rinse.
  9. Move the tractor’s PTO into the disengaged (OFF) position.
  10. Turn the ignition key to the STOP position to turn the tractor’s engine off. 
  11. Turn the water off and detach the hose coupler from the water port on your deck’s surface. 
  12. After cleaning your deck with the Smart Jet system, return to the operator’s position and engage the PTO. Keep the deck running for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the underside of the deck to thoroughly dry.

Cleaning the Tractor

Your tractor should be cleaned after each use and under certain conditions, i.e. dry conditions and/or mulching situations, additional cleaning may be necessary. One of the best ways to keep your tractor running efficiently and to reduce fire risk is to regularly remove debris buildup from the tractor. Follow the recommendations below and contact your authorized dealer with any questions. 

  • Allow the machine to cool in an open area before cleaning. 
  • Do not use water on any part of the tractor except the underside of the cutting deck. Doing so can cause damage to the tractor’s spindle bearings, electrical system and engine, leading to premature failures. The use of compressed air and/or leaf blower will help keep the tractor clean. 
  • Clean under the hood. Exhaust manifold, around fuses, all wiring and harnesses, muffler pipe, muffler shield, engine intake screens and cooling fins, etc.
  • Clean the top of the mower deck, under the spindle covers and belt area.
  • Clean around and near the transmission, axle and the fan area.
  • Debris can accumulate anywhere on the tractor, especially on horizontal surfaces. Additional cleaning may be necessary when mowing in dry conditions or when mulching. 
  • Fuel leaks/spills, oil leaks/spills and excess lubrication can also become collection sites for debris. Immediate repair and cleaning up oil or fuel spills can help reduce fire hazards. 
  • In addition to cleaning the tractor before operating and storing, do not attempt to mow unusually tall grass (10” or higher), dry grass (e.g., pasture) or piles of dry leaves. Dry grass or leaves may contact the engine exhaust and/or build up on the mower deck presenting a potential fire hazard.

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Series: T200 & T300 SERIES

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  • CUTTING HEIGHTS: 1.5 - 3.75

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Craftsman CMXGRAM1130045 Questions and Answers

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Is seat adjustable for short people.
The mower seat is adjustable.

Do the front wheel have roller bearings or sleaves ?
The front wheels have flange bearings

How many keys does this come with?
The CMXGRAM1130045 comes with 1 key.

What is the rear rim size?
The rear rim is 8 x 7 x .750 inches.

What type of wheel chains and weights are used with the snow plow?
The front wheel are 15 Inch you will need 15 inch chains - no weights. The back wheels are 20 Inch you will need 20 Inch chains- no weights.

Is there a kit to convert the transmission to hand control?
There is no kit to convert this transmission to hand control.

Is the body, hood, fenders metal or plastic?
The body is metal, the fender is metal, the hood is plastic