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The operation of any tractor can result in foreign objects thrown into the eyes, which can result
in severe eye dam age. Always wear safety glass es or eye shields while operating your tractor
or per form ing any ad just ments or repairs. We rec om mend standard safety glasses or a wide
vision safety mask worn over spectacles.
HOW TO USE YOUR TRAC TOR
TO SET PARKING BRAKE(See Fig. 4)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sens-
ing switch. When engine is running, any attempt by the
op er a tor to leave the seat without first setting the parking
brake will shut off the engine.
Depress brake pedal (B) all the way down and hold.
Pull parking brake lever (C) up and hold, re lease pres-
sure from brake pedal (B), then release parking brake
lever. Pedal should re main in brake position. Make
sure parking brake will hold tractor secure.
B
STOPPING
MOWER BLADES -
To stop mower blades, push at tach ment clutch switch in
to disengaged position (
I
(
) ATTACHMENT
CLUTCH SWITCH
PULL OUT TO "ENGAGE"
GROUND DRIVE -
To stop ground drive, depress brake pedal all the way
down.
ENGINE -
Move throttle control (D) between half and full speed
(fast) position.
NOTE: Failure to move throttle control between half and
full speed (fast) position, before stopping, may cause en-
gine to "backfire".
Turn ignition key (F) to "STOP" position and remove
key. Always remove key when leaving tractor to prevent
un au tho rized use.
Never use choke to stop engine.
OPERATION
C
FIG. 4
O
).
O
(
) PUSH-IN TO
"DIS EN GAGED"
FIG. 5
IMPORTANT: Leaving the ignition switch in any position
other than "STOP" will cause the battery to discharge and
go dead.
NOTE: Under certain conditions when tractor is standing
idle with the engine running, hot engine exhaust gases may
cause "browning" of grass. To elim i nate this possibility, al-
ways stop en gine when stopping tractor on grass areas.
CAUTION: Always stop tractor com-
plete ly, as de scribed above, before
leav ing the operator's position.
N
TO USE THROTTLE CONTROL - D (See Fig. 6)
Always operate engine at full speed (fast).
Operating engine at less than full speed (fast) reduces
engines operating efficiency.
Full speed (fast) of fers the best bagging and mower
per for mance.
TO USE CHOKE CONTROL - N (See Fig. 6)
Use choke control whenever you are starting a cold engine.
Do not use to start a warm engine.
To engage choke control, pull knob out. Slowly push
knob in to disengage.
TO MOVE FORWARD AND BACKWARD
(See Fig. 7)
The direction and speed of movement is controlled by the
forward and reverse drive pedals.
Start tractor and release parking brake.
Slowly depress forward (K) or reverse (L) drive pedal to
begin movement. Ground speed increases the further
down the pedal is depressed.
TO USE CRUISE CONTROL -J (See Fig. 7)
The cruise control feature can be used for forward travel
only.
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F
FIG. 6

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