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Owner's
Manual
*
MBLY
" O
ON
* MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT:
Read Safety Rules and
Instructions
Carefully
FOUR
WHE
STEER
LAWN
tRACTORS
Thank
you for purchasing
an American-built
product.
Ill
IIII
II
Model Numbers
131754F
131784G
WARNING: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved
forest-covered,
brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester
meeting applicable local or state taws (if any). If a spark arrester is used, it should be maintained in effective working order
by the operator.
in the State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442 of the California Public Resources Code). Other states
may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands. A spark arrester for the muffler is available through your nearest
engine authorized service dealer.
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
FORM NO. 770-7545F

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    FOUR STEER Owner's LAWN Manual tRACTORS Thank you for purchasing an American-built product. IIII MBLY " O * MAINTENANCE IMPORTANT: Model Numbers 131754F Read Safety Rules and Instructions Carefully 131784G WARNING: This unit is equipped with an internal combustion engine and should not be used on or near any unimproved forest-covered, brush-covered or grass-covered land unless the engine's exhaust system is equipped with a spark arrester meeting applicable local or state taws (if any).

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    IMPORTANT RULESFORSAFEOPERATION THIS SYMBOL P OINTS O UT IMPORTANT SAFETY I NSTRUCTIONS WHICH, tFNOT FOLLOWED, COULD ENDANGER THE PERSONAL SAFETY AND/OR PROPERTY O FYOURSELF ANDOTHERS. READ ANDFOLLOW ALLINSTRUCTIONS IN THISMANUAL BEFORE A TTEMPTING TOOPERATE Y OUR UNIT.FAILURE T OCOMPLY WITHTHESE INSTRUCTIONS MAYRESULT I N PERSONAL INJURY.

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    RULESFORSAFEOPERATION (CONTINUED) 32. Whenusingthe vehiclewithmower,proceed as follows: 34. Look behindto makesurethe areais ciearbeforeplacingthe A. Mow only in daylightor in good artificial light. transmission in reverse and continue l ookingbehind whileback- B. Never make a cutting heightadjustment whileengine i srunning ing up.Disengage b ladesbefore shiftingintoreverse andbacking if operatormustdismountto do so.

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    ACTIVATING THE BATTERY Screwdriver Battery Do not activate battery (fill with battery acid) until Cover battery is actually placed in service. Be certain to read previous warnings before activating the battery. i ;/ Caps Battery NOTE: Some units may have the battery and battery hardware packed with the battery fluid.

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    INSTALLING THE BATTERY Negative ¢ 1. Raise the seat. Terminal 2. Make certain the positive cable (heavy red wire) and negative cable (heavy black wire) are routed Positive Battery outside the battery opening. Drain Tube 3. Place the battery inside the opening so that the positive terminal is toward the front of the unit.

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    tom of the steering wheel (6 o'clock position). Model 784G Only: Secure with the cupped washer (cupped side Model 784G is equipped with indicator lights, located down) and hex lock nut removed in step 1. in the steering wheel. The steering wheel must be assembled as follows for proper operation of the in- Place the indicator wires through the cable tie...

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    CONTROLS iiiiiii iiiiii iii iii1,,,11111 iiiiii IGNITION SWITCH LIGHT SWITCH The }gnition switch is located on the dashboard. Turn The head lamps are operated by pushing the tight switch located on the dashboard. The head lamps will the key to the START position to start the engine. When the engine is running, leave the key in the ON posi- only operate when the engine is running.

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    SPEED CONTROL LEVER NOTE: The PTO switch must be in OFF position when starting the engine, when shifting into reverse and ff the The speed control lever is located on the left fender. operator leaves the seat. It allows you to regulate the ground speed of the lawn tractor.

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    OPERATION 2 Depress the c_utch@rake _da_ and set the park,° [ng brake 3, P_ace the sh_ft lever in the NEUTRAL posit on Set the throttle ceetro$ in the FAST post}on. P_s_ out the choke contro_ (a warm engne may not require choking} 6.

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    5. Release the parking brake by depressing clutch-brake pedal. Release clutch-brake pedal slowly to put unit into motion. 6. The lawn tractor is brought to a stop by depress- ing the clutch-brake pedal. NOTE: When operating the unit initially, there will be little difference between the highest two speeds until after the belts have seated themselves into the pulleys dur- ing the break-in period.

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    4. Reiease the c_utchobrake pedai completely, then ADJUSTMENTS s_ow_ydepress the pedal aii the way (belt wiil be aH the way to the outside of the bottom pultey}. SEAT AWUSTMENT Ho_d the pedal in this position. T_hoseat may be adiusted to different posiflons_ Refer 5.

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    10. Placespeedcontrol l everin first speedposition. Adjustspeedselectorrodas follows. a. Pushrodtoward therearofthetractor, a gainst the endof the slot in the speedcontrollever assembly, b. Turnrodintooroutoftheferrule untilitfitsfree- lyoverthe3/8"pinonthevariable speed pulley (turnclockwise to shortenrod, counterclock- wiseto lengthenrod). Hex Nut c. Afterrod is adjusted to fit overpin, thenturn Lock Washer Tie Rod four (4) full turns counterclockwise.

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    The steering box assembly has a grease fitting. BRAKE ADJUSTMENT However, it should require lubrication. During normal operation of this machine, the brake is disassembled for any reason, lubricate with 4 oz. of subject to wear and will require periodic examination #251 E.P.

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    On Modet 784G on_y, the engine is provided with a When sharpening the blades, follow the original angle drain hose for your convenience in draining oil from the of grind as a guide. It is extremely impo_ant that each crankcase. A clamp secures the drain hose to the side cutting edge receives an equa_ amount of grinding to of the engine_ See figure 22 To drain the oi_, remove prevent an unbalanced btade.

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    REAR DRIVE BELT 1. U _ake k_. the _o head _ic.h _ure is_n cover. _¢er. 2. Disconnect the _ rod from variable _ pulley by ren'_ving the co_er _n and fiat r arid lifting _ off the 3/8" pin. Refer to figure 15. Belt Guard 3.

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    Model784G: 1 Toremove thefrontdrivebelt,firstremove therear drivebeltfromtheidJer p ulleyandvariable speed 2, Usethe liA _ever t o raisethe deckto its highest 3, Disconnect thespringfromthetransmission s up_ portbracket.Seefigure2& FIGURE 28.--Modem 784G 9. Ptace the clutch-brake peda_ in park position Remove the belt from the engine pulley. 10.

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    COMMONCAUSESFORBATTERYFAILUREARE: 1. Remove the Negative cable. 1. Overcharging 2. Remove the Positive cable, 2. Undercharging To install a battery: 3. Lack of water 1. Attach the Positive cable. 4. Loose holds downs andlor corroded conrteCtior_s 5. Excessive loads 2. Attach the Negative cable; 6.

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    USE THIS SHEET AS A GUIDE TO DETERMINE SLOPES WHERE YOU MAY NOT OPERATE SAFELY. SIGHT AND HOLD THIS LEVEL WITH A VERTICAL TREE A POWER POLE -._{-- A CORNER OF A BUILDING ,,d, WARNING Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2z/'=feet every 10 feet).

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    iiiiii iii i i ,,,,,|, iiii TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE ml i i i i lllmmllllll lll l u • m mii i TROUBLE LOOK FOR REMEDY ..,, ,, ,,,, Engine will not Battery installed incor- The battery must be installed with the negative terminal, identified at the terminal post by (Neg, N crank rectly or -),...

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    The remedy of replacement is the sole and exclusive remedy for YaRD-MaN obligations arising from the sale of its products. In no case will YaRD-MaN liable for incidental or consequential loss or damage. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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