CAUTION: Never engage or disengage
freewheel lever while the engine is run ning.
To ensure proper operation and performance, it is rec om-
mend ed that the transmission be purged before operating
tractor for the first time. This procedure will remove any
trapped air inside the transmission which may have de vel-
oped during shipping of your tractor.
SHOULD YOUR TRANSMISSION RE QUIRE
REMOVAL FOR SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT, IT SHOULD
BE PURGED AFTER REINSTALLATION BEFORE OPERATING
1. Place tractor safely on a level surface - that is clear
and open - with engine off and parking brake set.
2. Disengage transmission by placing freewheel control
in disengaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this
section of manual).
3. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the en-
gine is running, move throttle control to slow position.
Dis en gage parking brake
CAUTION: At any time, during step 4, there
may be movement of the drive wheels.
4. Depress forward drive pedal to full forward position,
hold for five (5) seconds and release pedal. Depress
reverse drive pedal to full reverse position, hold for five
(5) seconds and release pedal. Repeat this procedure
three (3) times.
5. Shut- off engine and set parking brake.
6. Engage transmission by placing freewheel control in
engaged position (See "TO TRANSPORT" in this sec-
tion of manual).
7. Sitting in the tractor seat, start engine. After the engine
is running, move throttle control to half (1/2) speed.
Disengage parking brake.
8. Drive tractor forward for approximately five feet then
backwards for five feet. Repeat this driving procedure
Your transmission is now purged and now ready for normal
op er a tion.
Tire chains cannot be used when the mower hous ing
is attached to tractor.
Mower should be properly leveled for best mowing
performance. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in
the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
The left hand side of mower should be used for trim ming.
Drive so that clippings are discharged onto the area
that has been cut. Have the cut area to the right of
the tractor. This will result in a more even dis tri bu tion
of clippings and more uniform cutting.
When mowing large areas, start by turning to the right
so that clippings will discharge away from shrubs,
fences, driveways, etc. After one or two rounds, mow
in the opposite direction making left hand turns until
finished (See Fig. 16).
If grass is extremely tall, it should be mowed twice to
reduce load and possible fire hazard from dried clip-
pings. Make first cut relatively high; the second to the
Do not mow grass when it is wet. Wet grass will plug
mower and leave undesirable clumps. Allow grass to
dry before mowing.
Always operate engine at full throttle when mow-
ing to assure better mowing performance and proper
dis charge of material. Regulate ground speed by
se lect ing a low enough gear to give the mower cut ting
per for mance as well as the quality of cut desired.
When operating attachments, select a ground speed
that will suit the terrain and give best performance of
the at tach ment being used.