The air intake grille in the engine cover behind the driver's
seat must not be blocked by, for example, clothing, leaves,
grass or dirt.
Impaired cooling of the engine. Risk of major engine
Read the safety instructions and information concerning
the placement of controls and functions before starting.
Perform daily maintenance before starting as set out in
the Maintenance schedule.
Adjust the seat to the required position.
Avoid cutting when the cutting head is placed in service
position, to prevent damaging to the drive belt.
Check the safety system
The machine is equipped with a safety system that prevents
starting or driving under the following conditions.
The engine can only be started when:
The cutting deck is raised and the parking brake is
The engine should stop when:
The cutting deck is lowered and the driver rises from the
The cutting deck is in its raised position, the parking brake
is not applied and the driver rises from the seat.
Check daily to ensure that the safety system works by
attempting to start the engine when one of the conditions
above is not met. Change the conditions and try again.
WARNING! Do not modify safety equipment.
Check regularly that they function as they
should. The machine must not be run with
defective or disassembled safety equipment.
Start the engine
1 For Rider 112C Make sure that the clutch control is
depressed. (Run position)
2 Lift up the cutting unit by pulling the lever backwards to its
3 Activate the parking brake. This is done as follows:
- Press down the parking brake pedal (1).
- Press in the lock button (2) on the steering column.
- Release the brake pedal while holding the button pressed.
The parking brake lock disengages automatically when the
brake pedal is pressed.
Rider 112C5 has the brake pedal and lock button on the right
hand side. The engine can not be started if the parking brake
is not pressed down.
4 For Rider 112C5
Put the gear shift lever in the "N" position (neutral).