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SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
TRANSAXLE MOTION CONTROL LEVER
NEUTRAL ADJUSTMENT (See Fig. 34)
The motion control lever has been pre set at the factory
and adjustment should not be necessary.
Loosen adjustment bolt in front of the right rear wheel,
and lightly tighten.
Start engine and move motion control lever until tractor
does not move forward or backward.
Hold motion control lever in that position and turn engine
off.
While holding motion control lever in place, loosen the
adjustment bolt.
Move motion control lever to the neutral (N) (lock gate)
position.
Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
NOTE: If additional clearance is needed to get to ad just ment
bolt, move mower deck height to the lowest position.
After above adjustment is made, if the tractor still creeps
forward or backward while motion control lever is in neutral
position, follow these steps:
Loosen the adjustment bolt.
Move the motion control lever 1/4 to 1/2 inch in the
direction it is trying to creep.
Tighten adjustment bolt securely.
Start engine and test.
If tractor still creeps, repeat above steps until satisfied.
MOTION CONTROL
LEVER
TO REMOVE WHEEL FOR REPAIRS
(See Fig. 35)
Block up axle securely.
Remove axle cover, retaining ring and washers to allow
wheel removal (rear wheel contains a square key - Do
not lose).
WASH ERS
RE TAIN ING
RING
AXLE
COVER
SQUARE KEY (REAR
WHEEL ONLY)
NEUTRAL
ADJUSTMENT
BOLT
Fig. 34
Fig. 35
Repair tire and reassemble.
On rear wheels only: align grooves in rear wheel hub
and axle. Insert square key.
Replace washers and snap retaining ring securely in
axle groove.
Replace axle cover.
NOTE: To seal tire punctures and prevent flat tires due
to slow leaks, tire sealant may be purchased from your
local parts dealer. Tire sealant also prevents tire dry rot
and corrosion.
TO AD JUST STEER ING WHEEL ALIGN MENT
If steering wheel crossbars are not horizontal (left to right)
when wheels are positioned straight forward, remove steer-
ing wheel and reassemble per instructions in the Assembly
section of this manual.
TO START ENGINE WITH A WEAK BATTERY
(See Fig. 36)
WARNING: Lead-acid batteries gen-
er ate ex plo sive gases. Keep sparks,
flame and smoking ma te ri als away from
bat ter ies. Always wear eye pro tec tion
when around batteries.
If your battery is too weak to start the engine, it should be
recharged. (See "BATTERY" in the Maintenance sec tion
of this man u al).
If "jumper ca bles" are used for emer gen cy starting, follow
this pro ce dure:
LOCK
GATE
IMPORTANT: YOUR TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH A 12 VOLT
SYSTEM. THE OTHER VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE A 12 VOLT
SYSTEM. DO NOT USE YOUR TRACTOR BATTERY TO START
OTHER VEHICLES.
TO ATTACH JUMPER CABLES -
Connect one end of the RED cable to the POSITIVE
(+) terminal of each battery(A-B), taking care not to
short against tractor chassis.
Connect one end of the BLACK ca ble to the NEGA TIVE
(-) terminal (C) of fully charged battery.
Connect the other end of the BLACK cable (D) to good
chassis ground, away from fuel tank and bat tery.
TO REMOVE CABLES, REVERSE ORDER -
BLACK cable first from chassis and then from the fully
charged battery.
RED cable last from both batteries.
WEAK OR DEAD
BATTERY
23
FULLY CHARGED
BATTERY
Fig. 36

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