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9.
Push clutch
cable housing
guide
(P)
into bracket,
slide collar
(L) onto guide
and secure
with retainer
spring
(K).
10. Hook end of clutch
cable spring
(Q)
into hole in idler arm (R).
11. Install belt onto engine
clutch pulley (M).
IMPORTANT:
Check
belt for proper
rout-
ing in all mower
pulley
grooves.
12. Raise attachment
lift lever to highest
position.
13. If necessary,
adjust gauge
wheels
be-
fore operating
mower
as shown
in the
Operation
section
of this manual.
TO LEVEL
MOWER
Make sure tires are properly
inflated
to
the PSI shown
on tires.
If tires are over
or under
inflated,
it may affect the appear-
ance of your lawn and lead you to think
the mower
is not adjusted
properly.
VISUAL
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
1.
With all tires properly
inflated
and if
your lawn appears
unevenly
cut, de-
termine
which
side of mower
is cutting
lower.
NOTE:
As desired,
you can raise the low
side of mower
or lower the high side.
2.
Go to side of mower you wish to adjust.
3.
With a 3/4" or adjustable
wrench,
turn
lift link adjustment
nut (A) to the left
to lower the mower,
or, to the right to
raise the mower.
Turn nut right
to raise mower
Turn nut left
to lower mower
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NOTE:
Each full turn of adjustment
nut will
change
mower
height
about
3/16".
4.
Test your adjustment
by mowing
some
uncut grass and visually
checking
the
appearance.
Readjust,
if necessary,
until you are satisfied
with the results.
PRECISION
SIDE-TO-SIDE
ADJUSTMENT
1. With all tires properly
inflated,
park
tractor
on level ground
or driveway.
CAUTION:
Blades
are sharp. Protect
your hands
with gloves
and/or
wrap blade
with heavy cloth.
2.
Raise mower to its highest
position.
3.
At both sides of mower,
position
blade
at side and measure
the distance
(A) from bottom
edge of blade to the
ground.
The distance
should
be the
same on both sides.
4.
If adjustment
is necessary,
see steps 2
and 3 in Visual
Adjustment
instructions
above.
5.
Recheck
measurements,
adjust
if nec-
essary
until both sides are equal.
FRONT-TO-BACK
ADJUSTMENT
IMPORTANT:
Deck must be level side-
to-side.
To obtain
the best cutting
results,
the
mower blades
should
be adjusted
so the
front tip is 1/8" to 1/2" lower than the rear
tip when
the mower
is in its highest
posi-
tion.
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