Ground Speed Levers- Ground Speed Levers-
Figure 1. Controls
The information below briefly describes the function of individual controls. Starting, stopping, driving, and mowing
require the combined use of several controls applied in specific sequences. To learn what combination and sequence
of controls to use for various tasks please read the entire section.
These levers control the ground speed and parking brake
of the rider. The left lever controls the left rear drive
wheel and the right lever controls the right rear drive
wheel and parking brake.
Pushing the levers out, away from the operator's lap
locks the parking brake in PARK position (inset, Figure
1). Pulling the levers in across the operator's lap puts the
levers in DRIVE positions.
From DRIVE position, moving a lever forward increases
the FORWARD speed of the associated wheel. Pulling
back on a lever increases the REVERSE speed. The fur-
ther a lever is pushed, the faster the drive wheel will turn.
The throttle controls engine speed. Always operate at
FULL throttle when mowing. Move the lever forward to
the detent for FULL throttle (FAST). Move the throttle
back to decrease engine speed to IDLE (SLOW).
Close the choke for cold starting. Open the choke once
the engine starts. A warm engine may not require chok-
ing. Move the lever forward to close the choke. Move
the lever back to open the choke.
See DRIVING PRACTICE for steering instructions.