Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers 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 • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting.
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing.
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.
BAG OF PARTS CONTENTS (continued) GROUP "D" LOWER CHUTE ASSEMBLY (2) Screw #10 x 5/8 MOWER DECK (2) Washer 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. GROUP "E" CHUTE LATCH ASSEMBLY (1) Screw #10 x 1-1/8 UPPER CHUTE GROUP "F " CHUTE LATCH ASSEMBLY...
PARTS IDENTIFICATION n le IN G ra te GRASS CATCHER CONTAINERS NOTE: When right hand (R.H.) and left hand (L.H.) are mentioned in this manual, it means when you are seated on the tractor, in the operator's position. THESE ARE THE TOOLS YOU WILL NEED TO ASSEMBLE YOUR GRASS CATCHER: CAUTION: BEFORE ASSEMBLING GRASS CATCHER TO TRACTOR: •...
REAR MOUNTING BRACKET (See Figs. 1A, 1B & 1C) NOTE: If your tractor already has four (4) shoulder bolts installed on the rear draw bar, simply hang the mounting bracket, lanced tabs towards bottom, on the bolts. Discard hardware group "A" and disregard the remaining Step 1 instructions.
MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLY TO TRACTOR (See Fig. 4) Use Hardware - - GROUP "C" NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the as sis tance of another person for mounting assembly to tractor. 1. Raise seat on tractor to allow assembly to be mounted.
CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 6) No hardware required 1. Install one container to left side ﬁ rst with warning to outside of unit. Install other container to right side. NOTE: Right con tain er should always over lap left con tain er at center sup port.
CHUTE LATCH ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 8) Use Hardware - - GROUPS "E & F" 1. Assemble latch pin to upper chute, as shown. 2. Press weld nut into rubber latch and assemble rubber latch to lower chute, as shown. 3. Tighten all hardware securely. WASHERS 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga.
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.