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Zero turn riding mower 26hp b&s engine / side discharge / 52-inch wide, 22hp b&s engine / side discharge / 42-inch wide, 22hp b&s engine / side discharge / 36-inch wide
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OPERATION
OPERATING
NOTES
Practice at slow engine and travel speeds with the
PTO off until fully familiar with the controls.
For normal cutting the throttle should be set at the
full open position.
By using the traction levers to
speed up or slow down the machine during use,
maximum control and cutting efficiency can be
maintained.
Using the machine at less than full throttle in
heavy conditions will cause the engine to labor
and result in excessive wear.
DRIVING
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2.
3.
With the PTO disengaged, move the parking
brake to OFF.
Move both traction levers out of neutral lock.
Push both traction levers forward evenly to
drive forward in a straight line. Pull both traction
levers back evenly to drive backward in a straight
line.
4. Steering - Move one lever forward and one back.
Turns during forward
movement:
Right turn - move the right traction lever back
toward neutral to slow the right drive wheel,
Left turn - move the left traction lever back to-
ward neutral to slow the left drive wheel,
Turns during
reverse
movement:
Reverse right turn - move the right traction lever
forward toward neutral to slow the right drive
wheel.
Reverse left turn - move the left traction lever
forward toward neutral to slow the left drive
wheel.
Use caution when making turns. Slow down before
making sharp turns to help maintain control and to
prevent torn turf from skidding or spinning tires. To
help prevent turf damage, keep both drive tires mov-
ing whenever a turn is made.
TIP: The best way to make a sharp "zero" turn is to
come to a stop, get the machine moving in reverse
with both drive wheels and then power the machine
around with the outside wheel. This technique keeps
the drive tires turning and results in less turf damage.
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