TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
(See Fig. 10)
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
forward and reverse drive pedals.
Start tractor and release parking brake.
Slowly depress forward (K) or reverse (L) drive pedal to
begin movement. Ground speed increases the further
down the pedal is depressed.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUTTING HEIGHT
(See Fig. 11)
The position of the attachment lift lever (A) determines the
Put attachment lift lever in desired cutting height slot.
The cutting height range is ap prox i mate ly 1" 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" during the cool season and to over 3" during hot
months. For healthier and better looking lawns, mow
often and after moderate growth.
For best cutting performance, grass over 6" height
should be mowed twice. Make the first cut relatively
high; the second to de sired height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 12)
Gauge wheels are properly adjusted when they are slightly
off the ground when mower is at the desired cutting height
in operating position. Gauge wheels then keep the deck
in proper position to help prevent scalping in most terrain
NOTE:Adjust gauge wheels with tractor on a flat level
Adjust mower to desired cutting height (See "TO AD-
JUST MOWER CUT TING HEIGHT" in the Operation
sec tion of this manual).
With mower in desired height of cut po si tion, gauge
wheels should be assembled so they are slightly off
the ground. In stall gauge wheel in appropriate hole as
shown and tighten se cure ly.
Repeat for opposite side installing gauge wheel in same
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
CAUTION: Do not drive up or down hills
with slopes greater than 15° and do not
drive across any slope.
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push brake pedal
quickly to brake position and engage parking brake.
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
Slowly depress appropriate drive pedal to slowest set-
Make all turns slowly.
REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS)
(See Fig. 13)
Your tractor is equipped with a Reverse Operation System
(ROS). Any attempt by the operator to travel in the reverse
direction with the attachment clutch engaged will shut off
the engine unless ignition key is placed in the ROS "ON"