Release parking brake by de press ing brake ped al.
Place freewheel control in dis en gaged po si tion to dis-
en gage trans mis sion (See "TO TRANS PORT" in the
Op er a tion section of this manual).
Roll tractor forward off skid.
TO DRIVE TRAC TOR OFF SKID (See Op-
er a tion section for location and function of
Be sure all the above assembly steps have been com-
Check engine oil level and fill fuel tank with gasoline.
Place freewheel control in "trans mis sion engaged"
position (see "TO TRANSPORT" in Operation section
of this manual).
Sit on seat in operating position, depress brake pedal
and set the parking brake.
Raise attachment lift lever to its highest position.
Remove key from bag and start the engine (see "TO
START" in the Operation section of this manual). After
engine has started, move throttle control to idle (slow)
Release parking brake.
Slowly depress forward drive pedal and drive tractor
Apply brake to stop tractor and set park ing brake.
Turn ignition key to "STOP" position.
Continue with the in struc tions that follow.
CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
The tires on your tractor were overinflated at the factory
for shipping purposes. Correct tire pressure is important
for best cutting performance.
Reduce tire pressure to PSI shown on tires.
CHECK DECK LEVELNESS
For best cutting results, mower housing should be properly
leveled. See "TO LEVEL MOWER HOUSING" in the Service
and Adjustments section of this manual.
CHECK FOR PROPER POSITION OF ALL
See the figures that are shown for replacing motion and
mower blade drive belts in the Service and Adjustments
sec tion of this manual. Verify that the belts are routed
cor rect ly.
CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM
After you learn how to operate your tractor, check to see that
the brake is operating properly. See "TO CHECK BRAKE"
in the Service and Adjustments section of this manual.
BEFORE YOU OPERATE YOUR NEW TRAC TOR, WE
WISH TO ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE THE BEST PER-
FORMANCE AND SATISFACTION FROM THIS QUALITY
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CHECKLIST:
All assembly instructions have been com plet ed.
No remaining loose parts in carton.
Battery is properly prepared and charged.
Seat is adjusted comfortably and tightened securely.
All tires are properly inflated. (For shipping purposes,
the tires were overinflated at the factory).
Be sure mower deck is properly leveled side-to-side/
front-to-rear for best cutting results. (Tires must be
properly inflated for leveling).
Check mower and drive belts. Be sure they are routed
properly around pulleys and inside all belt keepers.
Check wiring. See that all connections are still secure
and wires are properly clamped.
Before driving tractor, be sure free wheel control is in
"transmission engaged" position (see "TO TRANS-
PORT" in the Operation section of this man u al).
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO USE YOUR TRACTOR, PAY
EXTRA ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT
Engine oil is at proper level.
Fuel tank is filled with fresh, clean, regular unleaded
Become familiar with all controls, their location and
function. Operate them before you start the engine.
Be sure brake system is in safe operating condition.
Be sure Operator Presence System and Reverse Op-
eration System (ROS) are working properly (See the
Operation and Maintenance sections in this manual).
It is important to purge the transmission before op-
er at ing your tractor for the first time. Follow proper
starting and transmission purging instructions (See
"TO START EN GINE" and "PURGE TRANSMISSION"
in the Op er a tion section of this manual).