CHUTE DISCONNECTION AND REMOVAL
Objects thrown by the blades can cause serious injury. Disengage the Power Take
Off (FT.0.L and shut off the engine, before disconnecting the chute sections.
1. Grasp the upper chute by the chute handle. Raise
the upper chute to pull the middle chute off the
2. Remove the chute pin to remove the lower chute
from the mower deck.
1. Hook the rear edge of the lower chute onto the
mower deck, align the front pin holder brackets,
and insert the chute pin.
2. Grasp the upper chute by the chute handle. Raise
the upper and middle chutes, then slide the middle
chute over the lower chute.
The window in the middle chute allows you to verify
that the grass clippings are moving freely into the
bags. If you see the flow stop, that indicates clogging.
If clogging occurs, disengage the Power Take Off
shut off the engine, then disconnect the chute
sections and use a stick to unclog them. It may not
be necessary to remove the lower chute to unclog
Clean the inner surfaces of the chute sections and
hopper top periodically. This will help to keep the grass
clippings moving freely into the bags.