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 seen in Fig. 19.
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 Fig. 20.
Gently slide the cutting deck (from the left side) out from
underneath the tractor.
Never exceed the maximum inflation pressure shown on the sidewall
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
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 pres-
sure could cause the cutting deck to mow unevenly.
California Proposition 65 WARNING! 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.
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.
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
Connect positive (+) cable to positive post (+) of your tractor's
Connect the other end of the cable to the (positive +) post of the
Connect the second cable (negative –) to the other post of the
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.
Start the tractor (as instructed earlier in this section of this manual).
Set the tractor's parking brake before removing the jumper cables, in
reverse order of connection.
Batteries give off an explosive gas while charging. Charge the battery
in a well ventilated area and keep away from an open flame or pilot
light as on a water heater, space heater, furnace, clothes dryer or
other gas appliances.
When charging your tractor's battery, use only a charger designed for
12V lead-acid batteries. Read your battery charger's Owner's Manual
prior to charging your tractor's battery. Always follow its instructions
and heed its warnings.