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 move-
When use of the ROS is no longer needed, turn the
ignition key clockwise to engine "ON" position.
ROS "ON" POSITION
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.
TO TRANSPORT (See Figs. 3 and 11)
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 down into the slot and
release so it is held in the disengaged position.
Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2)
To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.
ENGINE "ON" POSITION
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.).
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
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.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, already filled with sum mer weight oil.
Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
Unthread and remove oil fill cap/dipstick; wipe oil off.
Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil fill cap on
the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove
and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL "
mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overfill.
For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Maintenance sec tion of this manual).
To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in