Mower Height of Cut Adjustment
To adjust cutting height, rotate the turn crank clockwise
to raise the mower deck and counterclockwise
the mower deck.
The ignition switch starts and stops the engine; it has
Stops the engine and shuts off the
Allows the engine to run and powers the
START Cranks the engine for starting.
NOTE: Never leave the ignition switch in the RUN posi-
tion with the engine stopped. This drains the batter_4
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
The PTO (Power Take-Off) switch engages and disen-
gages the mower deck. To turn the mower on, pull the
switch UP. Push the switch DOWN to turn the mower off.
Note that the operator must be seated firmly in the rider
seat for the PTO to function.
The transmission release levers deactivate the transmis-
sions so that the unit can be pushed by hand. See
PUSHING THE UNIT BY HAND for operational informa-
To remove the cap, turn 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
Drive in an open area without mowing to become accus-
tomed to driving the unit.
if you do not understand how a specific control
or have not yet thoroughly
CONTROL FUNCTIONS section, do so now.
Do NOT attempt to operate the rider without
familiar with the location
of ALL controls,