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Battery; Tires - Craftsman T1400 247.203734 Operator's Manual

17.5 hp, variation speed 42” deck.
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8.
Remove the bow-tie cotter pin securing the deck stabilizer rod to the deck.
Slide the deck lift rod from the mounting bracket on the deck as shown in
Figure 17.
9.
Carefully remove the PTO cable from the rear of the cutting deck by
removing the bow-tie cotter pin which secures it. Remove the spring from
the deck idler bracket. See Figure 18.
10.
Gently slide the cutting deck (from the left side) out from underneath the
tractor.

Tires

WARNING
Never exceed the maximum inflation pressure shown on the sidewall of
tire.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Figure 17
Figure 18
The recommended operating tire pressure is:
Approximately 10 psi for the rear tires
Approximately 14 psi for the front tires
IMPORTANT: Refer to the tire sidewall for exact tire manufacturer's
recommended or maximum psi. Do not overinflate. Uneven tire pressure could
cause the cutting deck to mow unevenly.

Battery

The battery is sealed and is maintenance-free. Acid levels cannot be checked.
Always keep the battery cables and terminals clean and free of corrosive
build-up.
After cleaning the battery and terminals, apply a light coat of petroleum jelly
or grease to both terminals.
Always keep the rubber boot positioned over the positive terminal to prevent
shorting.
If removing the battery, disconnect the NEGATIVE (Black) wire from its
terminal first, followed by the POSITIVE (Red) wire. When re-installing
the battery, always connect the POSITIVE (Red) wire to its terminal first,
followed by the NEGATIVE (Black) wire.
California Proposition 65
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Jump Starting
Never jump start a damaged or frozen battery. Be certain the vehicles
do not touch, and ignitions are off. Do not allow cable clamps to
touch.
1.
Connect positive (+) cable to positive post (+) of your tractor's discharged
battery.
2.
Connect the other end of the cable to the (positive +) post of the jumper
battery.
3.
Connect the second cable (negative –) to the other post of the jumper
battery.
4.
Connect the other end of the negative cable to the engine block of the
tractor, away from the battery. Attach to an unpainted part to assure a good
connection.
If the jumper battery is installed on a vehicle (i.e. car, truck), do NOT start
the vehicle's engine when jump starting your tractor.
5.
Start the tractor (as instructed earlier in this section of this manual).
6.
Set the tractor's parking brake before removing the jumper cables, in reverse
order of connection.
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CAUTION
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING

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