7. When the engine has started release the ignition
key to neutral position.
Push the throttle control to the required speed.
For cutting 3/4 to full throttle.
Never run the engine indoors, in
enclosed or poorly ventilated areas.
The exhaust fumes contain toxic
Driving the machine
1. Release the parking brake by pressing down the
2. For Rider 13 and Rider 13 Bio
Carefully press down one of the pedals until the
correct speed is reached.
To drive forwards: press down pedal (1).
To reverse: press down pedal (2).
For Rider 11 and Rider 11 Bio
Press the clutch and engage the required gear.
To engage reverse gear the lock button must be
• Gears 1–4 are used for mowing.
• Gears 4–5 are used for transport.
Starting is possible irrespective of which gear is
Do not change gear from forward drive to
reverse while the machine is moving.
The clutch must be used for each gear
Stop the machine before changing for
forward drive to reverse, otherwise the
gearbox can be damaged.
Never use force to engage a gear. If a gear
will not engage directly release and push
down the clutch again, and then try to
engage the gear again.