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Gas And Oil Fill-up; Safety Interlock System - Craftsman T1400 247.203734 Operator's Manual

17.5 hp, variation speed 42” deck.
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Gas and Oil Fill-up

Oil
IMPORTANT: Your tractor is shipped with motor oil in the engine. However, you
MUST check the oil level before operating. Be careful not to overfill.
For instructions on how to check the engine oil, refer to Checking The Engine Oil in
the Service and Maintenance section of this manual.
Gasoline
The gasoline tank is located under the hood. Do not overfill.
WARNING
Use extreme care when handling gasoline. Gasoline is extremely flammable
and the vapors are explosive. Never fuel machine indoors or while the
engine is hot or running. Extinguish cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and other
sources of ignition.
NOTE : Purchase gasoline in small quantities. Do not use gasoline left over from the
previous season, to minimize gum deposits in the fuel system.
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline. For best results, fill
the fuel tank with only clean, fresh, unleaded gasoline with a pump sticker
octane rating of 87 or higher.
Gasohol (up to 10% ethyl alcohol, 90% unleaded gasoline by volume) is an
approved fuel. Other gasoline/alcohol blends, such as E85, are not approved.
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) and unleaded gasoline blends (up to a
maximum of 15% MTBE by volume) are approved fuels. Other gasoline/ether
blends are not approved.
Fill fuel tank outdoors or in well-ventilated area.
Do not overfill fuel tank. Fill tank to no more than 1/2 inch below bottom of
filler neck to allow space for fuel expansion.
Never remove gas cap or add fuel while the engine is hot or running. Allow
engine to cool at least two minutes before refueling.
If gasoline is spilled, wipe it off the engine and equipment. Move machine to
another area. Wait 5 minutes before starting the engine.
To Add Gasoline
1.
Turn the engine off and let engine cool at least 2 minutes before removing
the fuel cap. The gasoline tank is located under the hood. Remove the fuel
cap by turning it counterclockwise.
2.
Fill the fuel tank with gasoline. Use only clean, fresh (no more than 30 days
old), unleaded gasoline. Fill tank to no more than 1/2 inch below bottom of
filler neck to allow space for fuel expansion.
3.
Reinstall the fuel cap.
IMPORTANT: Do not overfill the tank. Fill tank to no more than 1/2 inch below
bottom of filler neck to allow space for fuel expansion. See Figure 7.
OPERATION
Go up and down slopes, not across.
Avoid sudden turns.
Do not operate the unit where it could slip or tip.
If machine stops going uphill, stop blades and back downhill slowly.
Do not mow when children or others are around.
Never carry children, even with blades off.
Look down and behind before and while backing.
Keep safety devices (guards, shields, and switches) in place and working.
Remove objects that could be thrown by the blades.
Know location and function of all controls.
Be sure blades and engine are stopped before placing hands or feet near
blades.
Before leaving operator's position, stop tractor, disengage blades, engage
parking brake, shut engine off, and remove key.

Safety Interlock System

The safety interlock system is designed for safe operation of the tractor. If this
system should ever malfunction, do not operate the tractor, Immediately contact
1-888-331-4569 to have the system serviced.
The safety interlock system prevents the engine from starting unless
the parking brake is engaged and the PTO (Blade Engage) lever is in the
disengaged (OFF) position.
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off the engine if the
operator leaves the seat before engaging the parking brake.
The safety interlock system will automatically shut off the engine if the
operator leaves the tractor's seat with the PTO (Blade Engage) lever engaged,
regardless of whether the parking brake is engaged.
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Figure 7
WARNING
Avoid Serious Injury or Death
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