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Lawn tractor 42-inch mulch kit

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This mulchkit isdesignedfor usewith select42-inchtwo-blade
cuttingdecks.Referto yourlawntractor'sOperator'sManualto assure
compatibility
CARTON
CONTENTS
Beforebeginninginstallation, removeall parts from the cartonto make
sureeverythingispresent.Cartoncontentsare listed belowand shown
in Fig, 1-1,Partnumbersare shownin parentheses,
TwoMulching Blades(742-0616A)
One 42"Deck MulchPlugAssembly(631-04463)
One Pin (711-04069) a nd FlangeNut (712-04064)
Figure 14
BLADE
INSTALLATION
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WARNING: Beforebeginninginstallation, placethe
tractoron a firm and levelsurface,set the parkingbrake,
placethe PTOin the disengaged(OFF) position,stop the
tractor'sengineand removethe ignition key to prevent
unintendedstarting.
WARNING:Cuttingbladesare sharp.Alwaysprotect
handsby wearingheavy leatherwork glovesto grasp
blades,
Figure 1=2
2.
Gentlyflip the deck overto exposeitsunderside,
3,
Placea block of woodbetweenthe deck housingbaffle and
the cuttingbladeto act as a stabilizer, t hen usea wrenchto
removethe hexflangenutthat secureseachbladeto itsspindle
assembly, See Fig, 1-2,
IMPORTANT:The hexflangenuts havea right-handed (normal)
threadpattern.DoNOT attemptto force the nuts in the opposite
direction.Doingso may damagethe nut.
4.
Replacethe bladeswith the bladesincludedin the kit. Be sureto
install e achblade with theside marked"Bottom" (or with a part
numberstampedinit) facingthe groundwhenthe moweris in
the operatingposition.
IMPORTANT:Use a torquewrenchto tighteneach bladespindle'shex
flangenut to between70 ft-lb and 90 ft-lb.
Removethe cuttingdeck from beneaththe tractoras instructed
inyour tractor'sOperator'sManual.
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