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OPERATION
HOW TO USE YOUR MOWER
First time users should
push mower
(see TO
TRANSPORT)
to an open,
fiat area, with no
other persons
or vehicles/obstacles
near by.
DO NOT start unit until you have read this
section.
Check to make sure bypass rods are in the drive
position (see TO TRANSPORT)
(see FIGURE
3,
ITEM 6).
Operator
MUST sit in seat.
Your mower is equipped
with an operator
presence
system.
When the engine
is
running,
any attempt
by the operator
to
leave the seat without
first setting
the
park brake and placing
control levers in
the neutral poaition
(outward)
will shut off
the engine.
Control
levers MUST be placed in the neutral
position (outward
(see FIGURE
3, ITEM 3).
Place parking
brake in the engaged
(brake on)
position by pulling upwards
on brake handle,
then slide to the left (see FIGURE
3, ITEM 8).
Make sure blades are disengaged
by pushing
down on the PTO switch (see FIGURE 3, ITEM 1 ).
TO USE THROTTLE
CONTROL
(See Fig. 3,
Item 4)
Once operator
has become
familiar
with mower
operation
and driving
characteristics,
make sure
mower is always operated
at full throttle
when
mowing.
To obtain full throttle, slide the throttle
control
lever as far forward
as it will go, you
should
feel a hard stop. To very the engine
speed, slide throttle
control lever forward
and
backwars
to obtain the desired
engine speed.
TO USE CHOKE
CONTROL
(See
Fig. 3,
Item 5)
Use choke control whenever
you are starting a
cold engine.
Do not use to start a warm engine.
To choke, slide throttle
control forward
and to the right making sure it is in the
full choke position.
To take out of choke position,
pull back
on the throttle
control until it clicks in the
fast position.
Once engine
warms,
set at
desired
speed by sliding throttle
control
back and forth.
BEFORE
STARTING
THE ENGINE
CHECK
ENGINE
OIL LEVEL
The engine in your mower has been
shipped from the factory, already filled
with 10W-30
motor oil.
Check engine oil with the mower on level
ground.
Refer to you Engine Owners
Manual for
correct oil level.
To change engine oil, see the Customer
Responsibilities
section
of this manual.
ADD GASOLINE
Fill fuel tank.
Use fresh, clean, regular
unleaded
gasoline
with a minimum
of 87
octane.
(Use of leaded gasoline
will
increase
carbon
and lead oxide deposits
and reduce valve life).
Do not mix oil
with gasoline.
Purchase
fuel in
quantities
that can be used within 30
days to ensure
fuel freshness.
IMPORTANT:
WHEN OPERATING
IN
TEMPERATURES
BELOW
32 ° E (0 ° C.), USE
FRESH, CLEAN WINTER
GRADE GASOLINE
TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
;TARTING
CAUTION
Experience
indicates
that alcohol
blended
fuels
(called
gasohol
or using
ethanol
or
methanol)
can attract moisture
which leads
to separation
and formation
of acids
dur-
ing storage.
Acidic gas can damage the fuel
system
of an engine
while
in storage.
To
avoid
engine
problems,
the
fuel
system
should
be emptied
before
storage
of 30
days
or longer.
Drain the gas tank,
start
the engine
and let it the run until the fuel
lines and carburetor
are empty.
Use fresh
fuel the next season.
See Storage
Instruc-
tions for additional
information.
Never use
engine
or carburetor
cleaners
in the fuel
tank or permanent
damage
may occur.
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