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COLD WEATHER
STARTING
( 50 ° F and
below)
7.
When engine
starts,
leave throttle
control
in choke
position
until engine
warms
up and begins
to run roughly.
Once rough
running
begins,
imme-
diately
move the throttle
control
to the
fast position.
Engine
warm-up
may
take from several
seconds
to several
minutes
(the colder
the temperature,
the longer the warm-up).
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
WARM
UP
Before
driving
the unit in cold weather,
the transmission
should
be warmed
up as
follows:
1.
Be sure the tractor
is on level ground.
2.
Place the motion
control
lever in
neutral.
Release
the parking
brake
and let the clutch/brake
slowly
return
to operating
position.
3.
Allow one minute
for transmission
to
warm up. This can be done during
the engine
warm up period.
• The attachments
can also be used dur-
ing the engine
warm-up
period
after the
transmission
has been warmed
up.
NOTE:
If at a high altitude
(above
3000
feet) or in cold temperatures
(below
32 F)
the carburetor
fuel mixture
may need to
be adjusted
for best engine
performance
(see "TO ADJUST
CARBURETOR"
in the
Service
and Adjustments
section
of this
manual).
URGE
TRANSMISSION
CAUTION:
Never engage
or dis-
engage
freewheel
lever while the engine
is running.
To ensure
proper
operation
and per-
formance,
it is recommended
that the
transmission
be purged
before
operating
tractor
for the first time. This procedure
will
remove
any trapped
air inside
the trans-
mission
which
may have developed
during
shipping
of your tractor.
IMPORTANT:
Should
your transmission
require
removal
for service
or replace-
ment,
it should
be purged
after reinstall-
ation before
operating
the tractor.
1.
Place tractor
safely
on a level surface
- that is clear of objects
and open - with
engine
off and parking
brake set.
2.
Disengage
transmission
by placing
freewheel
control
in disengaged
posi-
tion (See "TO TRANSPORT"
in this
section
of manual).
3.
Sitting
in the tractor
seat, start engine.
After the engine
is running,
move
throttle
control
to slow position.
With
motion control
lever in neutral
(N)
position,
slowly
disengage
clutch/brake
pedal.
AUTION:
At any time, during
step
4, there may be movement
of the drive
wheels.
4.
Move motion
control
lever to full
forward
position
and hold for five (5)
seconds.
Move lever to full reverse
position
and hold for five (5) seconds.
Repeat
this procedure
three
(3) times.
5.
Move motion
control
lever to neutral
(N) position.
Shutoff
engine
and set
parking
brake.
6.
Engage
transmission
by placing
free-
wheel
control
in engaged
position
(See
"TO TRANSPORT"
in this section
of
manual).
7.
Sitting
in the tractor
seat, start engine.
After the engine
is running,
move
throttle
control
to half (1/2) speed.
With motion
control
lever in neutral
(N)
position,
slowly
disengage
clutch/brake
pedal.
8.
Slowly
move motion
control
lever for-
ward, after the tractor
moves
approxi-
mately
five (5) feet, slowly
move motion
control
lever to reverse
position.
After
the tractor
moves
approximately
five
(5) feet return
the motion
control
lever
to the neutral
(N) position.
Repeat
this
procedure
with the motion
control
lever
three
(3) times.
Your transmission
is now purged
and now
ready for normal
operation.
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