WARNING: Backing up with the attachment clutch en-
gaged while mowing is strongly discouraged. Turning the
ROS "ON", to allow reverse operation with the attachment
clutch engaged, should only be done when the operator
decides it is necessary to reposition the machine with the
attachment engaged. Do not mow in reverse unless
USING THE REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM -
Only use if you are certain no children or other bystanders
will enter the mowing area.
Depress brake pedal all the way down.
With engine running, turn ignition key counterclockwise
to ROS "ON" position.
Look down and behind before and while backing.
Slowly depress reverse drive pedal to start movement.
When use of the ROS is no longer needed, turn the
ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position.
TO TRANSPORT (See Fig. 14)
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage
transmission by placing freewheel control in free wheel ing
po si tion. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar
Raise attachment lift to highest position with at tach ment
Pull freewheel control out and into the slot and release
so it is held in the disengaged position.
Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2) MPH.
To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed
and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying
hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
ENGINE "ON" POSITION
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER AT TACH MENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and
comply with specifications of the manufacturer of your trac-
tor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.
TO OPERATE MOWER
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with
the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will
shut off the engine. You must remain fully and centrally
positioned in the seat to prevent the engine from hesitat-
ing or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough,
rolling terrain or hills.
Select desired height of cut (see "TO ADJUST MOWER
Start mower blades by engaging at tach ment clutch
TO STOP MOWER BLADES
Disengage at tach ment clutch con trol.
without either the en tire grass catcher, on
mowers so equipped, or the deflector shield
(S) in place (See Fig. 15).
SERVICE REMINDER/HOUR METER
Service reminder shows the total number of hours the engine
has run and flashes to indicate that the engine or mower
needs servicing. When service is required, the service
reminder will flash for two hours. To service engine and
mower, see the Maintenance section of this manual.
NOTE: Service reminder runs when the ignition key is in
any position but "STOP". For accurate reading, be sure key
remains in the "STOP" position when engine is not running.
Do not operate the mower