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How To Use Your Tractor - Husqvarna LTH1438 Owner's Manual

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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 adjustments or repairs. We rec om mend a wide vision safety mask over spectacles
or stan dard safety glasses.

HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR

TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See Fig. 7)
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 clutch/brake pedal (B) all the way down and
hold.
Pull parking brake lever (C) up and hold, re lease pres -
sure from clutch/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. 8)
MOWER BLADES -
To stop mower blades, place attachment clutch control
in the "DIS EN GAGED" position (
(
)
LE LEVIER
D'EMBRAYAGE
D'ATTACHEMENT
"DÉGAGÉ"
GROUND DRIVE -
To stop ground drive, depress brake pedal all the way
down.
Move motion control lever (J) to neutral position.
ENGINE -
Move throttle control (D) between half and full speed
(fast) position.
OPERATION
Fig. 7
).
(
)
LE LEVIER
D'EMBRAYAGE
D'ATTACHEMENT
"ENGAGER"
Fig. 8
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full
speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause engine
to "backfire".
Turn ignition key (F) to "STOP" position and remove
key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
un au tho rized use.
Never use the choke to stop the engine.
IMPORTANT: LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN ANY
POSITION OTHER THAN "STOP" WILL CAUSE THE BATTERY
TO DISCHARGE AND GO DEAD.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To eliminate this possibility, al-
ways stop engine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
C
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (D)
(See Fig. 9)
Always operate engine at full speed (fast).
Operating engine at less than full speed (fast) reduces
engine's operating efficiency.
Full speed (fast) of fers the best mower per for mance.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
(See Fig. 10)
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
motion control lever. (J)
Start tractor with motion control le ver in neutral position.
Release parking brake.
Slowly move motion control lever to desired position.
11
CAUTION: Always stop tractor com -
plete ly, as described above, and set
parking brake before leav ing the op er a -
tor's position.
D
F
Fig. 9

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