4. FINAL PREPARATIONS
Check the engine and hydraulic oil levels. Top offwith the correct oil if necessary.
Use 10W30 motor oil
for the engine.
Use fresh, clean 20W50 motor oil for the hydraulic system.
Insure Battery cables are connected properly.
Battery acid is caustic. Fumes are explosive and can cause serious injury or death.
Use insulated tools, wear protective glasses or goggles and protective clothing when working with batteries.
Read and obey the battery manufacturer's
Be certain the ignition switch is OFF and the key has been removed before servicing the battery.
a) Verify battery polarity before connecting or disconnecting the battery cables.
b) When installing the battery, always assemble the RED, positive ( + ) battery cable first and the
ground, BLACK, negative ( - ) cable last.
Tighten cables securely to battery terminals and apply a light coat of silicone dielectric grease to
terminals and cable ends to prevent corrosion.
Keep terminal covers in place.
Read Operation and Safety Manual before starting. Operator Manual is located under the seat. Tilt seat
forward to access manual.
OperatoCs Manual is located
If deck does not cut level, see deck leveling procedure in the Operator's Manual
Run engine at full RPM for 5 minutes before engaging blades to allow the engine to be fully lubricated
before load is applied.
Check the hydrostat neutral adjustment.
Neutral is set at the factory but may require readjustment.
adjustments section in the operator's manual.
Do not use the machine without an approved grass collector, the grass discharge chute or mulching
plates correctly fitted.