The cruise control should only be used while mowing or
transporting on relatively smooth, straight surfaces. Other
con di tions such as trimming at slow speeds may cause the
cruise control to dis en gage. Do not use the cruise control
on slopes, rough terrian or while trimmimg or turning.
With forward drive pedal depressed to desired speed,
pull cruise control lever (J) up and hold while lifting
your foot off the pedal, then release the lever.
To disengage the cruise control, depress the brake pedal
or tap on forward drive pedal.
TO ADJUST MOWER CUT TING HEIGHT
(See Fig. 8)
The po si tion of the at tach ment lift le ver (A) de ter mines the
cut ting height.
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
inches during the cool season and to over 3 inches
during hot months. For healthier and better looking
lawns, mow often and after moderate growth.
For best cutting performance, grass over 6 inches
in height should be mowed twice. Make the first cut
relatively high; the second to de sired height.
TO ADJUST GAUGE WHEELS (See Fig. 9)
Gauge wheels are prop er ly ad just ed when they are slight ly
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 this sec tion of
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 ap pro pri ate hole.
Tighten se cure ly.
Repeat for all, installing gauge wheel in same adjust-
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 hesitating
or cutting off when operating your equipment on rough,
rolling terrain or hills.
Select desired height of cut with attachment lift lever.
Start mower blades by engaging at tach ment clutch
TO STOP MOWER BLADES -
disengage at tach ment clutch con trol.
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the en tire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deflector
shield (S) in place.
REVERSE OPERATION SYSTEM (ROS)
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"