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HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE (See Fig. 6)
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 fi rst setting the parking
brake will shut off the engine.
Depress clutch/brake pedal into full "BRAKE" position
and hold.
Place parking brake lever in "ENGAGED" position and
re lease pressure from clutch/brake pedal. Pedal should
re main in "BRAKE" position. Make sure parking brake
will hold tractor secure.
THROTTLE/CHOKE
CONTROL
"BRAKE"
POSITION
CLUTCH/BRAKE PEDAL
"DRIVE" POSITION
STOPPING (See Fig. 6)
MOWER BLADES -
To stop mower blades,move attachment clutch lever
to "DIS EN GAGED" po si tion.
GROUND DRIVE -
To stop ground drive, depress clutch/brake pedal into
full "BRAKE" position.
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.
IMPORTANT:
THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT
RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH/
BRAKE PEDAL IS 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 "backfi re".
Turn ignition key to "OFF" position and remove key.
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
un author ized use.
Never use choke to stop engine.
OPERATION
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 op-
erating 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.
ATTACHMENT CLUTCH LEVER
"ENGAGED" POSITION
IGNITION
KEY
"DIS EN GAGED"
POSITION
PARKING BRAKE
"ENGAGED"
POSITION
MOTION
CONTROL
LEVER
PARKING BRAKE
"DISENGAGED" PO SI TION
FIG. 6
IMPORTANT:
LEAVING THE IGNITION SWITCH IN ANY
POSITION OTHER THAN "OFF" 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.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor com-
plete ly, as described above, before leav-
ing the operator's position; to empty
grass catcher, etc.
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL (See Fig. 6)
Always operate engine at full throttle.
Operating engine at less than full throttle reduces the
battery charging rate.
Full throttle of fers the best bagging and mower per for -
mance.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD (See
Fig. 6)
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
motion control lever.
Start tractor with motion control lever in neutral (N)
position.
Release parking brake.
Slowly move motion control lever to desired position.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT (See
Fig. 6)
The position of the attachment lift lever determines the
cutting height.
Grasp lift lever.
Press plunger with thumb and move lever to desired
position.
The cutting height range is approximately 1-1/2 to 4".
The heights are measured from the ground to the blade tip
with the engine not running. These heights are approximate
and may vary depending upon soil conditions, height of
grass and types of grass being mowed.
The average lawn should be cut to approximately 2-1/2
inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches
in height should be mowed twice. Make the fi rst cut
relatively high; the second to desired height.
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