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Craftsman C459-60116 Operator's Manual page 27

26 hp, 46" tractor
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CleANINg THe TrACTOr
Any fuel or oil spilled on the machine should be wiped off promptly. Do
NOT allow debris to accumulate around the cooling fins of the engine,
the transmission's cooling fan or on any other part of the machine,
especially the belts and pulleys.
Deck Wash System
Your tractor's deck is equipped with a water port on its surface as part
of its deck wash system.
Use the deck wash to rinse grass clippings from the deck's underside
and prevent the buildup of corrosive chemicals. Complete the following
steps AFTER EACH MOWING:
1.
Drive the tractor to a level, clear spot on your lawn, near enough
for your garden hose to reach.
CAUTION
Make certain the tractor's discharge chute is directed AWAY from your
house, garage, parked cars, etc.
2.
Disengage the PTO (Blade Engage), set the parking brake and
stop the engine.
3.
Thread the hose coupler (packaged with your tractor's Operator's
Manual) onto the end of your garden hose.
4.
Attach the hose coupler to the water port on your decks surface.
See Figure 24.
5.
Turn the water on.
6.
While sitting in the operator's position on the tractor, start the
engine and place the throttle lever in the FAST (rabbit) position.
7.
Move the tractor's PTO (Blade Engage) into the ON position.
8.
Remain in the operator's position with the cutting deck engaged
for a minimum of two minutes, allowing the underside of the
cutting deck to thoroughly rinse.
9.
Move the tractor's PTO (Blade Engage) into the OFF position.
10.
Turn the ignition key to the STOP position to turn the tractor's
engine off.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
Figure 24
11.
Turn the water off and detach the hose coupler from the water
port on your deck's surface.
After cleaning your deck, return to the operator's position and engage
the PTO. Keep the cutting deck running for a minimum of two minutes,
allowing the underside of the cutting deck to thoroughly dry.
lUBrICATION
Before lubricating, repairing, or inspecting, always disengage PTO,
set parking brake, stop engine and remove key to prevent unintended
starting.
front Wheels
Each of the front wheel axles and rims is equipped with a grease
fitting. See Figure 25. Lubricate with a No. 2 multi-purpose grease
applied with a grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor operation.
pivot points & linkage
Lubricate all the pivot points on the drive system, parking brake and lift
linkage at least once a season with light oil.
Deck Wheels
Each of the tractor deck's front gauge wheels is equipped with a
grease fitting. Lubricate with a No. 2 multi-purpose grease applied with
a grease gun after every 25 hours of tractor operation.
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WArNINg
Figure 25

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