INSTALL MULCHER PLATE (See Fig. 4)
(If previously removed)
Raise and hold deﬂ ector shield in up right po si tion.
Place front of mulcher plate over front of mower deck
open ing and slide into place, as shown.
Hook front latch into hole on front of mower deck.
Hook rear latch into hole on back of mower deck.
CAUTION: Do not remove deﬂ ector shield
from mow er.
TO CONVERT TO BAGGING OR
Simply remove mulcher plate and store in a safe place.
Your mower is now ready for discharging or installation of
optional grass catcher accessory.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change blades. The mulcher
blades are designed for discharging and bagging also.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinﬂ ated at the factory
for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown in "PRODUCT
SPEC I FI CA TIONS" section of this manual.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL
See the ﬁ gures that are shown for replacing motion and
mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
sec tion of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that
the brake is properly adjusted. See "TO ADJUST BRAKE"
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
✓ CHE CKLIST
BEFORE YOU OPERATE AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TRAC-
TOR, WE WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE
BEST PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST:
✓ All assembly instructions have been completed.
✓ No remaining loose parts in carton.
✓ Battery is properly prepared and charged. (Minimum
1 hour at 6 amps).
✓ Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
✓ All tires are properly inﬂ ated. (For shipping purposes,
the tires were overinﬂ ated at the factory).
✓ Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inﬂ ated for leveling).
✓ Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
✓ Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
✓ Before driving tractor, be sure freewheel control is in
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
Engine oil is at proper level.
✓ Fuel tank is ﬁ lled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
✓ Become familiar with all controls - their location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine.
✓ Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
✓ It is important to purge the transmission before op er -
at ing your tractor for the ﬁ rst time. Follow proper start-
ing and transmission purging instructions (See "TO
START ENGINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION" in
the Op er a tion section of this manual).