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How To Use Your Tractor - Husqvarna LTH1742T Operator's Manual

Husqvarna ride-on mowers operator'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 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.
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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 (
(
) ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH SWITCH
"DIS EN GAGED"
GROUND DRIVE -
To stop ground drive, depress brake pedal into full
"BRAKE" position.
IMPORTANT: FORWARD AND REVERSE DRIVE PEDALS
RETURN TO NEUTRAL POSITION WHEN NOT DEPRESSED.
ENGINE -
Move throttle control (D) between half and full speed
(fast) position.
OPERATION
Fig. 7
).
(
) ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH SWITCH
"ENGAGED"
Fig. 8
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and full
speed (fast) position, before stop ping may cause engine
to "backfire".
Turn ignition key (F) to "
Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
un author ized 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 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.
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
the engine's operating efficiency.
Full speed (fast) of fers the best mower per for mance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL (N) (See Fig. 9)
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine.
Do not use to start a warm engine.
To engage choke control (N), pull knob out. Slowly
push knob in to disengage.
11
" position and remove key.
STOP
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
N
F
Fig. 9

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