Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROWING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. I. GENERAL OPERATION • Read, understand, and follow all instructions in the manual and on the machine before starting.
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers • Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area. • Never carry passengers or children even with the blades off. • Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while backing.
KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR GRASS CATCHER. Compare the illustrations with the carton contents to familiarize yourself with the parts before starting the assembly. Study the operating instructions and safety precautions thoroughly to insure proper functioning of your Grass Catcher and to prevent injury to yourself and others.
BAG OF PARTS CONTENTS (continued) GROUP "E" LOWER CHUTE ASSEMBLY (2) Screw #10 x 5/8 MOWER DECK (2) Washer 3/16 x 3/4 x 16 Ga. GROUP "F" CHUTE LATCH ASSEMBLY (1) Screw #10 x 1-1/8 UPPER CHUTE GROUP "G" CHUTE LATCH ASSEMBLY LOWER...
BEFORE YOU START TO ASSEMBLE THE GRASS CATCHER Some mower models may need minor modifications before you can mount the grass catcher to the unit. Look carefully at the mower deck on your unit and compare the deck mandrel to the illustrations below. If your mower deck mandrel looks like STYLE "A", your unit is ready - proceed with the grass catcher assembly.
MOWER DECK BAFFLE (See Fig. 1) Use Hardware - - GROUP "A" • Raise your tractor mower deck to its highest position. • Install the hex bolts, locknuts and acorn nuts through mower deck housing as shown. • Tighten all hardware securely. DISCHARGE GUARD ACORN NUT...
MOUNTING TO TRACTOR (See Fig. 5) Use Hardware - - GROUP "D" NOTE: For ease of assembly, you may wish to obtain the assistance of another person for mounting assembly to tractor. • Raise seat on tractor to allow assembly to be mounted. •...
CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 7) No hardware required • Install one container to left side first with warning to outside of unit. Install other container to right side. NOTE: Right container should always overlap left container at center support. • Close cover and lock latch handle over center support tube.
UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 10A & 10B) No hardware required • Lower mower deck to its lowest cutting position. • Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into hole in back of cover. NOTE: Handle carefully so as not to damage dump bag indicator.
TIPS FOR IMPROVED BAGGING OPE- RATION: Follow the mower operation instructions in your tractor owner's manual. When operating your grass catcher on a lawn where grass and leaf bagging equipment has not been used, you are picking up thatch and debris that has accumulated for long periods of time.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS Always observe safety rules when performing any mainte- nance. • Before each use check for loose fasteners. • Clean unit thoroughly after each use. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Replace bent or damaged blades.
CAUTION: BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH PREPARATION OF TRACTOR: • Depress clutch/brake pedal fully and set parking brake. • Place gearshift/motion control lever in neutral (N) position. • Place attachment clutch in "DISENGAGED" position. • Turn ignition key "OFF" and remove key. •...