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3.
Place freewheel
control
in "trans-
mission
disengaged
position"
(See "TO
TRANSPORT"
in the Operation
section
of this manual).
4.
Roll tractor
forward
off skid.
5. Remove
banding
holding
the deflector
shield
up against
tractor.
TO
DRIVE
TRACTOR
OFF
SKID
(See
Operation
section
for
location
and
function
of
controls)
1.
Be sure all the above assembly
steps
have been completed.
2.
Check
engine
oil level and fill fuel tank
with gasoline.
3.
Place freewheel
control
in "trans-
mission
engaged"
position
(see "TO
TRANSPORT"
in Operation
section
of
this manual).
4.
Sit on seat in operating
position,
depress
clutch/brake
pedal and set the
parking
brake.
5.
Place motion
control
lever in neutral
(N) position.
6.
Raise attachment
lift lever to its highest
position.
7.
Remove
key from bag and start the
engine
(see "TO START
ENGINE"
in
the Operation
section
of this manual).
After engine
has started,
move throttle
control
to idle (slow) position.
8.
Release
parking
brake.
9.
Slowly move the motion control lever
forward
and slowly drive tractor
off skid.
10. Apply
brake to stop tractor,
set parking
brake and place
motion
control
lever in
neutral
position.
11 .Turn ignition
key to "STOP"
position.
Continue
with the instructions
that follow.
CHECK
TIRE
PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor
were overinflated
at the factory
for shipping
purposes.
Cor-
rect tire pressure
is important
for best
cutting
performance.
• Reduce
tire pressure
to PSI shown
on
tires.
CHECK
DECK
LEVELNESS
For best cutting
results,
mower
hous-
ing should
be properly
leveled.
See "TO
LEVEL
MOWER"
in the Service
and
Adjustments
section
of this manual.
CHECK
FOR
PROPER
POSITION
OF ALL
BELTS
See the figures
that are shown
for replac-
ing motion
and mower
blade drive belts
in the Service
and Adjustments
section
of this manual.
Verify that the belts are
routed
correctly.
CHECK
BRAKE
SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate
your trac-
tor, check
to see that the brake
is operat-
ing properly.
See "TO CHECK
BRAKE"
in the Service
and Adjustments
section
of
this manual.
,/CHECKLIST
Before
you operate
your new
tractor,
we
wish to assure
that you receive
the best
performance
and satisfaction
from this
Quality
Product.
Please
review the following
checklist:
v" All assembly
instructions
have been
completed.
v" No remaining
loose
parts in carton.
v" Battery
is properly
prepared
and
charged.
v" Seat is adjusted
comfortably
and tight-
ened securely.
v" All tires are properly
inflated.
(For ship-
ping purposes,
the tires were overin-
flated at the factory).
v" Be sure mower
deck is properly
leveled
side-to-side/front-to-rear
for best cutting
results.
(Tires must be properly
inflated
for leveling).
v" Check
mower
and drive belts.
Be sure
they are routed
properly
around
pulleys
and inside
all belt keepers.
v" Check
wiring.
See that all connections
are still secure
and wires are properly
clamped.
v" Before
driving
tractor,
be sure freewheel
control
is in "transmission
engaged"
position
(see "TO TRANSPORT"
in the
Operation
section
of this manual).
While
learning
how to use your tractor,
pay
extra attention
to the following
important
items:
v" Engine
oil is at proper
level.
v" Fuel tank is filled with fresh,
clean,
regu-
lar unleaded
gasoline.
v" Become
familiar
with all controls,
their
location
and function.
Operate
them
before you start the engine.
v" Be sure brake
system
is in safe operat-
ing condition.
v" Be sure Operator
Presence
System
and Reverse
Operation
System
(ROS)
are working
properly
(See the Opera-
tion and Maintenance
sections
in this
manual).
v" It is important
to purge the transmission
before operating
your tractor for the first
time.
Follow proper starting and transmis-
sion purging instructions
(See "TO START
ENGINE" and "PURGE
TRANSMISSION"
in the Operation
section of this manual).

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