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TO STOP MOWER BLADES -
disengage at tach ment clutch con trol.
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the en tire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield (S) in place (See Fig. 13).
REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS) (See
Fig. 14)
Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System
(ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse
direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off
the engine unless ignition key is placed in the ROS "ON"
position.
WARNING: Backing up with the attachment clutch en-
gaged while mowing is strongly discouraged. Turning the
ROS "ON", to allow reverse operation with the attachment
clutch engaged, should only be done when the operator
decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the
attachment engaged. Do not mow in reverse unless
absolutely necessary.
USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM -
Depress clutch/brake pedal all the way down and hold.
With engine running, turn ignition key counterclockwise
to ROS "ON" position.
Look down and behind before backing.
Move gear shift lever to reverse (R) po si tion and slowly
release clutch/brake pedal to start movement.
When use of the ROS is no longer needed, turn the
ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position.
ROS "ON" POSITION
OPERATION
S
Fig. 13
ENGINE "ON" POSITION
(NORMAL OPERATING)
Fig. 14
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills
with slopes greater than 15° and do not
drive across any slope.
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
hills.
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
slower position.
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
brake.
Move motion control lever to neutral position.
IMPORTANT:
THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT
RETURN TO NEUTRAL POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH/BRAKE
PED AL IS DEPRESSED.
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
clutch/brake pedal.
Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting.
Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT (See Figs. 15)
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage
transmission by placing freewheel control in free wheel ing
po si tion. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar
of tractor.
Raise attachment lift to highest position with at tach ment
lift control.
Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release
so it is held in the disengaged position.
Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2)
MPH.
To reengage transmission, reverse above proce-
dure.
TRANSMISSION ENGAGED
TRANSMISSION DISENGAGED
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed
and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying
hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
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Fig. 15

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