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Craftsman C459-60116 Operator's Manual page 14

26 hp, 46" tractor
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IgNITION SWITCH MODUle
To start the engine, insert the key into
the ignition switch and turn clockwise
to the
position. Release the
START
key into the
NORMAL MOWING MODE
position once the engine has fired.
To stop the engine, turn the ignition key
counterclockwise to the STOP position.
WArNINg
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always disengage PTO,
set parking brake, stop engine and remove key to prevent unintended
starting.
CAUTION
Prior to operating the tractor, refer to both
in the Operation section of this manual for detailed
Starting The Engine
instructions regarding the Ignition Switch Module and operating the
tractor in
REVERSE CAUTION MODE
DrIVe peDAl
The drive pedal is located on the right side of the
tractor, along the running board. Press the drive
pedal forward to cause the tractor to travel forward.
Ground speed is also controlled with the drive pedal.
The further forward that the pedal is pivoted, the
faster the tractor will travel. The pedal will return to
its original position when it's not pressed.
reVerSe peDAl
The reverse pedal is located on the right side of the
tractor along the running board. Ground speed is
also controlled with the reverse pedal. The further
downward the pedal is pivoted, the faster the
tractor will travel. The pedal will return to its original
position when it's not pressed.
KNOW YOUR MOWER
Safety Interlock Switches
.
SYSTeMS INDICATOr MONITOr/HOUr
MeTer lCD
When the ignition key is
rotated out of the STOP
position but not into the START
position, the system's indicator
monitor displays the battery's
output, in volts, on its LCD for
approximately five seconds,
after which it displays an hour
glass and the hours of tractor
operation. Once the tractor is
started, the monitor continually
displays an hour glass and the
hours of tractor operation on its LCD.
NOTE: Hours of tractor operation are recorded any time the ignition
key is rotated out of the STOP position, regardless of whether the
engine is started.
The Indicator Monitor will also remind the operator of maintenance
intervals for changing the engine oil. The LCD will alternately flash
and
the recorded hours, "CHG" and "OIL" for five minutes, after every 50
hours of recorded operation elapse. The maintenance interval lasts
for two hours (from 50-52, 100-102, 150-152, etc.). The LCD will also
flash as described above for five minutes every time the tractor's
engine has been started during this maintenance interval. Before the
interval expires, change the engine oil as instructed in the Service and
Maintenance section of this Operator's Manual.
Brake
If the Brake light illuminates when attempting to start the tractor's
engine, depress the brake pedal.
pTO (Blade engage)
If the PTO light illuminates when attempting to start the tractor's
engine, move PTO knob into the disengaged (OFF) position.
Oil
It is normal for the Oil light to illuminate while the engine is cranking
during start-up, but if it illuminates during operation, while the engine is
running, stop the tractor immediately and check the engine oil level as
instructed in this Operator's Manual.
Battery
It is normal for the Battery light to illuminate while the engine is
cranking during start-up, but if it illuminates during operation, while the
engine is running, the battery is in need of a charge or the engine's
charging system is not generating sufficient amperage. Charge the
battery as instructed in the Service section of this manual or have the
charging system checked by a Sears or other qualified service dealer.
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