SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROW ING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. • Data indicates that operators, age 60 years and above, are involved in a large percentage of riding mower- WARNING: In order to prevent ac- related injuries.
SAFETY RULES Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IV. TOWING • If you strike a foreign object, stop and inspect the machine. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for • Never make any adjustments or repairs with the engine towing.
KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR GRASS CATCH ER. Compare the illustrations with the carton contents to familiarize yourself with the parts before starting the assembly. Study the operating instructions and safety precautions thoroughly to insure proper functioning of your Grass Catcher and to prevent injury to yourself and others.
ASSEMBLY BAGGER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY Determine which type drawbar you have on your tractor. 2. Install adapter to both sides of support assembly as shown. Compare the drawbar illustrations below to the drawbar located at the rear of your tractor. Follow the support assembly instructions that apply to your type drawbar from the four listed below.
MOUNTING COVER ASSEMBLY TO SUPPORT ASSEMBLY (See Fig. 2) DRAWBAR B (See Fig. 1D) NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the as sis tance of another person for mounting cover assembly 1. Discard adapters provided - not required for drawbar to tractor.
LOWER CHUTE (See Fig. 4) CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 3) 1. Raise and hold deflector shield in upright position. 1. Install one container to left side first. Install another container to center position and one in right position. 2. Place slot in lower chute over mounting tab on mower and position lower chute over mower opening as NOTE: Left edge of right con tain er should always over lap shown.
LEVEL MOWER DECK UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 5A and 5B) 1. Lower mower to its lowest cutting position. Be sure deck is properly leveled for best mower per for- mance. See your tractors owner's manual for instruc- 2. Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into tions.
OPERATION TIPS FOR IMPROVED BAGGING • Your bagger is equipped with a full bagger indicator. Movement of the wheel increases as the bags fill. The OPE RA TION: wheel will be spinning fastest just before the bags fill Follow the mower operation instructions in your tractor completely.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS CAUTION: Grass catcher components Always observe safety rules when performing any main- are subject to wear, damage and te nance. deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects • Before each use check for loose fasteners. to be thrown.