Page of 68

Craftsman 917.276640 Operator's Manual Page 12

Hide thumbs

Advertisement

TO MOVE FORWARD AND
BACKWARD
The direction and speed of movement is
controlled by the motion control lever. (J)
1.
Start tractor
with motion
control
lever in
neutral
(N)
position.
2.
Release
parking
brake.
3.
Slowly
move motion
control
lever to
desired
position.
TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT
The position
of the attachment
lift lever (A)
determines
the cutting
height.
• For best cutting
performance,
grass over
6 inches
in height
should
be mowed
twice.
Make the first cut relatively
high;
the second
to desired
height.
TO ADJUST
GAUGE
WHEELS
Gauge
wheels
are properly
adjusted
when they are slightly
off the ground
when
mower
is at the desired
cutting
height
in
operating
position.
Gauge
wheels
then
keep the deck in proper
position
to help
prevent
scalping
in most terrain
conditions.
NOTE:
Adjust
gauge wheels
with tractor
on a flat level surface.
1. Adjust
mower
to desired
cutting
height
(See "TO ADJUST
MOWER
CUTTING
HEIGHT"
in this section
of manual).
2.
With mower
in desired
height
of cut
position,
gauge wheels
should
be
assembled
so they are slightly
off the
ground.
Install gauge
wheel
in appro-
priate hole. Tighten
securely.
3.
Repeat
for all, installing
gauge
wheel
in
same adjustment
hole.
• Put attachment
lift lever in desired
cut-
ting height
slot.
• Slide pointer
tab (T) to desired
cutting
height
as a reminder
for next time you
mow.
The cutting
height
range is approxi-
mately
1" to 4". The heights
are mea-
sured from the ground
to the blade tip with
the engine
not running.
These
heights
are approximate
and may vary depending
upon soil conditions,
height
of grass and
types
of grass being
mowed.
• The average
lawn should
be cut to ap-
proximately
2-1/2 inches
during
the cool
season
and to over 3 inches
during
hot
months.
For healthier
and better looking
lawns,
mow often and after moderate
growth.
TO OPERATE
MOWER
Your tractor
is equipped
with an operator
presence
sensing
switch.
Any attempt
by the operator
to leave the seat with the
engine
running
and the attachment
clutch
engaged
will shut off the engine.
You must
remain
fully and centrally
positioned
in the
seat to prevent
the engine
from hesitating
or cutting
off when operating
your equip-
ment on rough,
rolling terrain
or hills.
1. Select
desired
height
of cut with at-
tachment
lift lever.
2.
Start mower
blades
by engaging
at-
tachment
clutch
control.
TO STOP
MOWER
BLADES
-
disengage
attachment
clutch
control.
,_CAUTION:
Do not operate
the mower
without
either
the entire
grass catcher,
on mowers
so equipped,
or the deflector
shield
(S)in
place.
12

Advertisement

   Related Manuals for Craftsman 917.276640

This manual also for:

917.276641

Comments to this Manuals

Symbols: 0
Latest comments: