Replace spark plugs at the beginning of each mowing
season or after every 100 hours of operation, whichever
occurs first. Spark plug type and gap setting are shown in
"PROD UCT SPECIFICATIONS" section of this manual.
IN-LINE FUEL FILTER (See Fig. 17)
The fuel filter should be replaced once each season. If fuel
filter becomes clogged, ob struct ing fuel flow to car bu re tor,
re place ment is re quired.
With engine cool, remove filter and plug fuel line sec-
Place new fuel filter in position in fuel line with arrow
pointing towards carburetor.
Be sure there are no fuel line leaks and clamps are
Immediately wipe up any spilled gasoline.
DECK WASHOUT PORT (See Fig. 18)
Your tractor's deck is equipped with a washout port on
its surface as part of its deck wash system. It should be
utilized after each use.
1. Drive the tractor to a level, clear spot on your lawn, near
enough to a water spigot for your garden hose to reach.
IMPORTANT: Make certain the tractor's discharge chute is
directed AWAY from your house, garage, parked cars, etc.
Remove bagger chute or mulch cover if attached.
2. Make sure the attachment clutch control is in the
"DIS EN GAGED" position, set the parking brake, and
stop the engine.
3. Thread the nozzle adapter (packaged with your tractor's
Operator's Manual) onto the end of your garden hose.
4. Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter and push
the adapter onto the deck washout port at the left end
of the mower deck. Release the lock collar to lock the
adapter on the nozzle.
IMPORTANT: Tug hose ensuring connection is secure.
5. Turn the water on.
6. While sitting in the operator's position on the tractor,
re-start the engine and place the throttle lever in the
IMPORTANT: Recheck the area making certain the area
7. Move the tractor's attachment clutch control to the "EN-
GAGED" position. Remain in the operator's position with
the cutting deck engaged until the deck is cleaned.
8. Move the tractor's attachment clutch control to the
"DIS EN GAGED" position. Turn the ignition key to the
STOP position to turn the tractor's engine off. Turn the
9. Pull back the lock collar of the nozzle adapter to discon-
nect the adapter from the nozzle washout port.
10. Move the tractor to a dry area, preferably a concrete or
paved area. Place the attachment clutch control in the
"ENGAGED" position to remove excess water and to
help dry before putting the tractor away.
WARNING: A broken or missing washout
fitting could expose you or others to
thrown objects from contact with the blade.
Replace broken or missing washout fitting
immediately, prior to using mower again.
Plug any holes in mower with bolts and locknuts.
Clean engine, battery, seat, finish, etc. of all foreign
Clean debris from steering plate. Debris can restrict
clutch/brake pedal shaft movement, causing belt slip
and loss of drive.
movable parts (See Fig. 19)
CLEAN TOP SIDE
Keep finished surfaces and wheels free of all gasoline,
Protect painted surfaces with automotive type wax.
We do not recommend using a garden hose or pressure
washer to clean your tractor unless the engine and trans-
mission are covered to keep water out. Water in engine or
transmission will shorten the useful life of your tractor. Use
compressed air or a leaf blower to remove grass, leaves
and trash from tractor and mower.
Avoid all pinch points and
DASH, FENDER AND
MOWER NOT SHOWN