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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result
in severe eye dam age. Always wear safety glass es or eye shields while operating your tractor
or per form ing any ad just ments or repairs. We rec om mend standard safety glasses or a wide
vision safety mask worn over spectacles.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRAC TOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See Fig. 4)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sens-
ing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the
op er a tor to leave the seat without first setting the parking
brake will shut off the engine.
Depress brake pedal (B) all the way down and hold.
Pull parking brake lever (C) up and hold, re lease pres-
sure from brake pedal (B), then release parking brake
lever. Pedal should re main in brake position. Make sure
parking brake will hold tractor secure.
B
STOPPING (See Fig. 5)
MOWER BLADES -
To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever
to "DIS EN GAGED" po si tion.
(
) ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH SWITCH
"DIS EN GAGED"
OPERATION
FIG. 4
(
) ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH SWITCH
"ENGAGED"
FIG. 5
GROUND DRIVE -
To stop ground drive, depress brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position.
I M P O R TA N T : F O R W A R D A N D R E V E R S E D R I V E
PEDALS RETURN TO NEUTRAL POSITION WHEN NOT
DEPRESSED.
ENGINE -
Move throttle control between half and full speed (fast)
position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full
speed (fast) position, before stop ping may cause engine
to "backfire".
Turn ignition key (F) to "
C
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
un author ized use.
IMPORTANT: LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN ANY
POSITION OTHER THAN "STOP" WILL CAUSE THE BATTERY
TO BE DIS CHARGED, (DEAD).
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot en gine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, al-
ways stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (D) (See Fig. 6)
Always operate engine at full speed (fast).
Operating engine at less than full speed (fast) reduces
engines operating efficiency.
Full speed (fast) of fers the best bagging and mower
per for mance.
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" position and remove key.
STOP
CAUTION: Always stop tractor com-
plete ly, as described above, before leav-
ing the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
D
F
FIG. 6

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