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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result
in severe eye dam age. Always wear safety glass es or eye shields while operating your tractor or
per form ing any adjustments or repairs. We rec om mend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles
or stan dard safety glasses.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRAC TOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See Fig. 7)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sens-
ing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the
op er a tor to leave the seat without first setting the parking
brake will shut off the engine.
Depress clutch/brake pedal (B) all the way down and
hold.
Pull parking brake lever (C) up and hold, re lease pres-
sure from clutch/brake pedal (B), then release parking
brake lever. Pedal should re main in brake position.
Make sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
B
STOPPING (See Figs. 7 - 9)
MOWER BLADES -
To stop mower blades, move at tach ment clutch lever
to dis en gaged position (
(
) ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH SWITCH
"DIS EN GAGED"
OPERATION
C
Fig. 7
).
(
) ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH SWITCH
"ENGAGED"
Fig. 8
GROUND DRIVE -
To stop ground drive, depress clutch/brake pedal into
full "BRAKE" position.
Move motion control lever to neutral position.
ENGINE -
Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast)
position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full
speed (fast) position, before stop ping may cause engine
to "backfire".
Turn ignition key to "
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
un author ized use.
Never use choke to stop engine.
IMPORTANT: LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN ANY
POSITION OTHER THAN "STOP" WILL CAUSE THE BATTERY
TO BE DIS CHARGED, (DEAD).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot en gine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, al-
ways stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor com-
plete ly, as described above, before leav-
ing the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (D)
(See Fig. 9)
Always operate engine at full speed (fast).
Operating engine at less than full speed (fast) reduces
engine's operating efficiency.
Full speed (fast) of fers the best mower per for mance.
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" position and remove key.
STOP
D
F
Fig. 9

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