Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROW ING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. WARNING: In order to prevent ac- ci den tal starting when setting up, trans port ing, ad just ing or making re- pairs, al ways dis con nect spark plug...
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IV. TOWING • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes. •...
KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR GRASS CATCH ER. Compare the illustrations with the carton contents to familiarize yourself with the parts before starting the assembly. Study the operating instructions and safety precautions thoroughly to insure proper functioning of your Grass Catcher and to prevent injury to yourself and others.
BAGGER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Figs. 1A & 1B) NOTE: If your tractor already has four (4) shoulder bolts installed on the rear drawbar, simply hang the support as- sembly on the bolts. Discard the four (4) shoulder bolts supplied and go on to Step 2 in struc tions. SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FIG.
CONTAINER ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 3) 1. Place bottom half inside of top half, as shown. 2. Place one foot inside bottom half and lift top half to meet bottom half. 3. Press halves tightly together while lifting top to lock into place as shown.
LOWER CHUTE - MOWER WITH MOUNTING TAB (See Fig. 5A) 1. Raise and hold deﬂ ector shield in upright position. 2. Place slot in lower chute over tab on mower and position lower chute over mower opening as shown. 3. Hook rear latch into ﬂ ange hole on back of mower. 4.
LOWER CHUTE - MOWER WITHOUT MOUNTING TAB (See Fig. 5B) 1. Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. NOTE: If equipped, remove mulch cover from mower deck and store in a safe place. 2. With your right hand, raise and hold deﬂ ector shield in upright position.
UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 6A & 6B) 1. Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. 2. Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into hole in back of cover. NOTE: Handle carefully so as not to damage full bag in di - ca tor.
TIPS FOR IMPROVED BAGGING OPE RA TION: Follow the mower operation instructions in your tractor owner's manual. When operating your grass catcher on a lawn where grass and leaf bagging equipment has not been used, you are picking up thatch and debris that has accumulated for long periods of time.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS Always observe safety rules when performing any main- te nance. • Before each use check for loose fasteners. • Clean unit thoroughly after each use. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Re place bent or damaged blades.