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Craftsman C459-60116 Operator's Manual page 17

26 hp, 46" tractor
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reVerSe CAUTION MODe
The REVERSE CAUTION MODE position of the key switch module
allows the tractor to be operated in reverse with the blades (PTO)
engaged.
NOTE: Mowing in reverse is not recommended.
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Use extreme caution while operating the tractor in the REVERSE
CAUTION MODE. Always look down and behind before and while
backing. Do not operate the tractor when children or others are
around. Stop the tractor immediately if someone enters the area.
To use the REVERSE CAUTION MODE:
NOTE: The operator MUST be seated in the tractor seat.
1.
Start the engine as previously instructed on the previous page.
2.
Turn the key from the NORMAL MOWING (Green) position to the
REVERSE CAUTION MODE (Yellow) position of the key switch
module. See Figure 8.
Indicator
Light
Stop
Position
3.
Press the REVERSE PUSH BUTTON (Orange, Triangular Button)
at the top, right corner of the key switch module. The red indicator
light at the top, left corner of the key switch module will be ON
while activated. See Figure 8.
4.
Once activated (indicator light ON), the tractor can be driven in
reverse with the cutting blades (PTO) engaged.
5.
Always look down and behind before and while backing to make
sure no children are around. After resuming forward motion,
return the key to the NORMAL MOWING position.
The REVERSE CAUTION MODE will remain activated until:
a.
The key is placed in either the NORMAL MOWING position
or STOP position or
b.
The operator leaves the seat.
OPERATION
Reverse
Push Button
Reverse
Caution Mode
Position
Start
Position
Figure 8
DrIVINg ON SlOpeS
Refer to the SLOPE GUIDE on page 8 to help determine slopes where
you may operate the tractor safely.
Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of
approximately 2-1⁄2 feet every 10 feet). The tractor could overturn and
cause serious injury.
Mow up and down slopes, NEVER across.
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
Watch for holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, or other hidden objects.
Uneven terrain could overturn the machine. Tall grass can hide
obstacles.
Avoid turns when driving on a slope. If a turn must be made, turn
down the slope. Turning up a slope greatly increases the chance
of a roll over.
Avoid stopping when driving up a slope. If it is necessary to stop
while driving up a slope, start up smoothly and carefully to reduce
the possibility of flipping the tractor over backward.
eNgAgINg THe pArkINg BrAke/SeTTINg
THe CrUISe CONTrOl
NOTE: The parking break and cruise control are controlled by the
same lever. If using the brake when engaging the parking brake/
cruise control lever, the parking brake will engage. If using the drive
pedal when engaging the parking brake/cruise control lever, the cruise
control will engage.
parking Brake
NOTE: The parking brake must be set if the operator leaves the seat
with the engine running or the engine will automatically shut off.
To set the parking brake:
1.
Press the brake pedal completely down with your left foot and
hold it in that position.
2.
Push the parking brake/cruise control lever downward and hold it
in that position.
3.
Remove your foot from the brake pedal.
4.
Release pressure from the parking brake/cruise control lever.
After completing step 3, the brake pedal should remain in the down
position. If it doesn't, the parking brake is
through 4 to engage the parking brake.
To disengage the parking brake, lightly press the brake pedal .
Never leave a running machine unattended. Always disengage PTO
(Blade Engage knob), set parking brake, stop engine and remove key
to prevent unintended starting.
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engaged. Repeat steps 1
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