SECTION 3: UNPACKING & ASSEMBLING YOUR RIDER MOWER
Remove all screws and staples from crate.
Holding the sides of the crate firmly, lift the top of
the crate up and keep it aside. Avoid tire punctures.
Remove and discard plastic bag covering the unit.
Lift the rear of the mower and clear the bottom of
the crate. Repeat for the front.
Be sure parking brake is disengaged. See Figure 8
for location of parking brake. Roll unit out of the
Remove loose parts from the grass catcher and/or
the crate very carefully. Compare with list and
illustration (Figure 1) below.
1. Mulching plug & side-discharge chute
2. Oil drain sleeve
3. Bumper (optional)
4. Ignition keys (not shown)
5. Operator's manual (not shown)
Attaching Battery Cables
The battery is located under the hood assembly above
the left rear wheel. Refer to Figure 3 .
To access the battery, lift the hood assembly from
the left side of the hood only. Stand on the right side
of the unit and pivot the hood assembly towards
you until fully opened. See Figure 2 .
CAUTION: Do not lift the hood assembly by the two
vent openings located behind the seat.
Remove both wing nuts securing the battery and
cover to the battery hold-down rods. See Figure 3 .
Remove red and black insulation caps from battery
terminals. See Figure 3
Remove battery terminal screws with a Phillips
screw driver or a 10 mm. socket wrench.
Attach the red battery cable to the positive terminal
(marked +), and the black battery cable to the
negative terminal (marked -) on the battery. See
Figure 3 .
Align the cables with the slots in the battery cover
and tighten the screws on the battery terminals.
against side of battery so that these do not
make contact with flange of rider frame
when it is opened or closed.
Reassemble the battery cover to the hold-down
rods on two ends with the two wing nuts removed
earlier. Check to ensure that the cables pass easily
through slots in cover.
Place right hand on the left side of the seat and
slowly lower the hood assembly untill fully closed.
CAUTION: Do not place your hand around the bottom
edge of the hood assembly; it may get pinched between
the hood assembly and grass catcher or the frame rail.
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash
hands after handling.
Attaching Side-Discharge Chute
Your riding mower is shipped to you with the grass
catcher fully assembled on the unit. A side-discharge
chute and a mulching plug are included as loose parts.
Follow the instructions below to attach the side-