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Craftsman 536.270280 Operator's Manual page 12

Mid-engine rider 13.5 hp. electric start 30" mower / mulcher hydrostatic drive
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OPERATION
HOW TO USE THE ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH
Use the attachment clutch to engage the blade (Figure 5).
1.
Before you start the engine, make sure the attachment
clutch
is in the DISENGAGE
position.
2.
To rotate the blade, move the attachment clutch
forward to
lock the blade in the ENGAGE position.
3.
To stop the blade, move the attachment
clutch to the DISEN-
GAGE position.
Before you leave the operator's
position,
make sure the blade has stopped rotating.
4.
Before you ride the unit across a sidewalk or a road, move the
attachment
clutch to the DISENGAGE
position.
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WARNING:
Always keep your hands and feet away
from the blade, deflector opening, and the mower
housing when the engine runs.
Attachment
Clutch
Engage Position
Figure 5
HOW TO CHANGE
THE CUTTING
HEIGHT
To change the cutting height, raise or lower the lift lever as follows.
1,
2.
Move the lift lever forward to lower the mower housing and
back to raise the mower housing (Figure 6).
When you ride on a sidewalk or road, move the lift lever to the
highest
position
and move the attachment
clutch to the
DISENGAGE
position.
Figure 6
HOW TO DISCONNECT
THE TRANSMISSION
To push the unit, use the automatic drive disconnect to release
the transmission.
(Figure 7)
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1.
The engine must be off.
2.
The automatic drive disconnect is located under the left side
of the seat deck next to the hydrostatic transaxle.
3.
Move and latch the automatic
drive disconnect
in the PUSH
position (Figure 7). The transmission
is now released and the
unit can be pushed.
NOTE:
In cold weather,
the
heavy viscosity
oil in the
transmission
will make the unit difficult to push.
4.
To engage the transmission,
unlatch the automatic drive dis-
connect. The transmission is now connected and ready to op-
erate.
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Automatic Ddve Disconnect
DRIVE POSITION
/
Automatic Drive Disconnect
PUSH POSITION
Figure 7

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