eadthesesafetyrulesandfollowthemclosely. F ailure toobeytheserulescouldresult i nlossofcontrol o f
unit,severe personal injury or deathtoyou,or bystanders, ordamage to property o r equipment. Thetrian-
intextsignifies important cautions or warnings w hich mustbefollowed.
• Know the unit's controls and how to stop quickly.
READ THE OPERATOR'S
• Read and obey all safety decals.
• Only allow responsible adults, who are familiar with
the instructions, to operate the unit.
Disengage the PTO. Shut off the engine and wait for
all moving parts to stop before attaching, adjusting,
or disconnecting any part of the collection system.
Check the collection system to make sure it is bolted
tightly to the unit.
DO NOT operate the unit without either the entire
grass bagger or the deflector in place.
Turn off the PTO to disengage the blades when not
• DO NOT mow in reverse. Always look down and
behind before and while travelling in reverse.
DO NOT turn sharply when travelling alongside a
building or any object. Slow down before turning.
• DO NOT carry passengers.
When collection system is removed from the mower
deck, the deflector must be properly installed.
• Grass bagger components are subject to wear,
damage, and deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown.
Frequently check components and replace with
recommended parts, when neces-
If the mower stalls or the collector chute plugs:
1. Disengage the PTO;
2. Stop the engine and remove the key;
3. Set the parking brake, and wait for all moving
parts to stop.
4. Remove the foreign object or clear the chute
with a piece of wood before restarting the engine.
NEVER place hands into COLLECTOR
to clear jammed objects.
MOWER may rotate when object is removed.
• For added stability and to prevent tipping or loss of
a. Use reduced speed on uneven ground and
when turning corners.
b. Reduce loads on hillsides, it is recommended
that the collection system be kept only half full
when negotiating any slopes. Start mowing on
slopes when the collection system is empty.
c. Mow up and down the face of slopes; never
across the face of any slope.
Never operate on slopes greater than 17.6%
This unit has been designed and manufactured to pro-
vide you with the safety and reliability you would expect
from an industry leader in outdoor power equipment
Although reading this manual and the safety instructions
it contains will provide you with the necessary basic
knowledge to operate this equipment safely and effec-
tively, we have placed several safety labels on the unit to
remind you of this important information while you are
operating your unit.
All DANGER, WARNING,
messages on your rider, attachments and mower should
be carefully read and obeyed. Personal bodily injury can
result when these instructions are not followed. The
information is for your safety and it is important! The
safety decals below are on your product.
If any decals are lost or damaged, replace them at once.
See your local dealer for replacements.
These labels are easily applied and will act as a constant
visual reminder to you, and others who may use the
equipment, to follow the safety instructions necessary for
safe, effective operation.
Decal = WARNING
Part Number =1732819
Read and obey all operation
and warning decals.