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How To Operatewith The Mower Housing - Craftsman 536.270280 Operator's Manual

Mid-engine rider 13.5 hp. electric start 30" mower / mulcher hydrostatic drive
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OPERATION
HOW TO OPERATEWITH THE MOWER HOUSING
WARNING: The mulch cover is a safety device. Do not
remove the mulch cover. The side discharge attach-
ment forces
the discharged
material
toward
the
ground. Always keep the side discharge attachment
in the down position. If the side discharge attachment
is damaged,
replace the with an original equipment
part from a Sears Service Center.
IMPORTANT:
When you operate with the mower housing,
always operate with the throttle control in the FAST position.
1.
Push the clutch/brake pedal completely forward.
2.
Start the engine.
3.
Put the speed control lever in the NEUTRAL position.
4.
Slowly release the clutch/brake pedal.
5.
Move the lift lever to a height of cut position, tn high or thick
grass, cut the grass in the highest position first and then lower
the mower housing to a lower position.
CAUTION:
Do not operate with the mower housing in the
LEVEL ADJUSTMENT
position.
If you operate
in the
LEVEL ADJUSTMENT
position, the mower housing and
blades can be damaged.
6.
Move the throttle control to the SLOW position.
7.
Move the attachment clutch to the ENGAGE position.
8.
Move the speed control lever forward.
NOTE:
When you mow in heavy grass or mow with a
bagger, operate at a slow forward
speed.
9.
Move the throttle control to the FAST position, tf you need to go
faster or slower, move the speed control lever forward or back-
ward.
10.
Make sure the level of cut is still correct. After you mow a short
distance, look at the area that was cut. if the mower housing
does not cut level, see the instructions on "How To Level The
Mower Housing" in the Service And Adjustment section.
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WARNING:
For better control of the unit, always
select a safe speed.
HOW TO OPERATE
THE UNIT ON HILLS
WARNING:
Do not ride up or down slopes that are too
steep to back straight up. Never ride the unit across
a slope. See the "Slope
Guide"
in the back of this
book for information
on how to check slopes.
1.
Before you ride up or down a hill, move the speed control lever
to a slow speed.
2.
Do not stop or change speed settings on a hill. If you must stop,
quickly push the clutch/brake pedal forward and set the parking
brake.
3,
4,
5.
TO start again, make sure the speed controllever
is in a slow
speed. Move the throttle control to the SLOW position. Slowly
release the pedal.
If you must stop or start on a hill, always have enough space
for the unit to roll when you release the brake and engage the
clutch.
Be very careful when you change directions on a hill. When on
a slope or in a turn on a hill, move the throttle control to the
SLOW position to help prevent an accident.
ATTACHMENTS
This
unit can
use many
different
attachments.
It can
pull
attachments like a lawn sweeper, a lawn aerator, a hopper spreader,
or a small trailer. This unit cannot use attachments that engage the
ground like a plow, a disk harrow, or a cultivator.
For all pull-behind
attachments
or trailers, the maximum gross
weight is 200 pounds. Gross weight is the weight of the attachment
or trailer and any load that might be on or in it.
WARNING: To avoid possible serious injury, do not
mow a slope that is greater than 15 degrees. If the rid-
ing mower is used with a pull-behind or rear-mounted
attachment, do not operate the unit on a slope that is
greater than 10 degrees.
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