The Importance of Maintenance
Good maintenance is essential for safe, economical, and trouble-free opera-
tion. It will also help reduce air pollution.
Improper maintenance, or failure to correct a problem before operation,
can cause a malfunction
in which you can be seriously hurt or killed.
Always follow the inspection and maintenance recommendations
schedules in this owner's manual.
To help you properly care for your tractor, the following pages include a
maintenance schedule, routine inspection procedures, and simple mainte-
nance procedures using basic hand tools. Other service tasks that are more
tools, are best handled
normally performed by a Honda technician or other qualified mechanic.
The maintenance schedule applies to normal operating conditions. If you
operate your tractor under.severe conditions, such as sustained high-load or
high-temperature operation, or use in unusually wet or dusty conditions,
consult your servicing dealer for recommendations applicable to your indi-
vidual needs and use.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and
systems may be performed
by any engine repair establishment
using parts that are "certified"
to EPA standards.