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Hourmeter
The hourmeter (Figure 3) measures the number of hours
the key has been in the RUN position. The hourmeter
will flash an initial oil change indicator at 5 hours, and a
lubrication
reminder
every 50 hours. These reminders
display for approximately two hours and will automatically
reset themselves.
NOTE: The hourmeter will register the passage of time
when the key is in the RUN position, even if the engine
is not running. The hourmeter has a self contained power
source so the total hours are always visible.
Parking Brake Function
Applying the Parking Brake =See Figure 4. To lock the
parking brake, release the ground speed pedals (A), fully
depress the brake pedal (B), pull UP on the parking brake
knob (C), and then release brake pedal.
Releasing
the Parking Brake =See Figure 4. To release
the parking brake, fully depress the brake pedal (B) and
push the parking brake knob (C) DOWN.
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12=Volt Power Outlet
The 12-volt accessory plug is located in the left side pod.
It can be used to power small electronic devices. The
accessory must be rated at 9 amps or less.
NOTE: Operating
a 12-volt accessory,
especially
with
the engine at idle, may cause battery discharge.
When
not using the accessory
plug it must be covered with
the rubber plug to prevent moisture from causing a short
circuiL Entrance of water into plug can cause a short
circuiL
Advanced
Traction
Control
What is Advanced
Traction
Control?
Advanced Traction Control (ATC) is an exclusive feature
of our transmissions that provides improved traction. ATC
applies a preset amount of torque to both rear wheels even
if one starts slipping (a transmission without ATC will lose
traction completely if one rear wheel starts slipping). This
preset torque is just enough to provide additional traction,
and still allow the wheels to turn at different speeds in a tight
turn without damaging the lawn.
What to Expect
from Your ATC Tractor
For the most part, while using your tractor you will
not notice ATC working, and you will simply become
accustomed to increased traction an ATC transmission
provides.
Under certain circumstances the ATC system limit can
be exceeded, and one of the rear wheels may slip (for
instance if trying to turn up a hill while accelerating). This
is normal. If you start to lose traction, do not speed up.
Instead, slow to a stop, straighten the steering wheel,
and slowly accelerate. Stopping the tractor allows the
transmission to regain more traction.
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