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Operation - Craftsman ZTS 7500 Operator's Manual

Zero-turn rear engine riders with electric start
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Mower Cutting
Height Switch
To increase the mower cutting height (raise the mower
deck), press the top of the yellow cutting height switch,
To decrease mower cutting height (lower the mower
deck), press the bottom of the switch. Mower cutting
height range is approximately 3-3/4" to 1-1/2", The
cutting height gauge indicates the position of the mower
deck, The cutting height gauge is located on the front of
the rider, just behind the driver's left leg,
Ignition Switch
The ignition switch starts and stops the engine; it has
three positions:
Stops the engine and shuts off the
electrical system.
Allows the engine to run and powers the
electrical system.
START Cranks the engine for starting.
NOTE: Never leave the ignition switch in the RUN
position with the engine stopped.
This drains the batter}<
Hour Meter
The hour meter measures the number of hours the key
has been in the RUN position,
NOTE: The hour meter will register the passage of time
when the key is in the RUN position, even if the engine is
not running.
Mower Blade Switch
The yellow mower blade switch turns the mower blades
on and off. To turn the mower blades ON, pull the switch
up, To turn the mower blades OFF, push the switch
down. Always set the engine speed control to FAST
before turning the mower blades ON, and while mowing,
Release Levers
The transmission release levers deactivate the
transmissions so that the unit can be pushed by hand,
See PUSHING THE UNIT BY HAND for operational
To remove the fuel tank cap, turn it counterclockwise.
Before first time operation:
• Be sure to read all information in the Safety and
Operation sections before attempting to operate this
rider and mower.
• Become familiar with all of the controls and how to stop
the unit.
• Drive in an open area without mowing to become
accustomed to driving the unit,
If you do not understand how a specific control
or have not yet thoroughly
read the
CONTROL FUNCTIONS section, do so now.
Do NOT attempt to operate the rider without
familiar with the location
and function
of ALL controls.

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