Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.
THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT
RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH/
BRAKE PED AL IS DEPRESSED.
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting.
Make all turns slowly.
TO TRANSPORT (See Figs. 7 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.
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.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER AT TACH MENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and
comply with speciﬁ cations 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 ﬁ lled with sum mer weight oil.
Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
Unthread and remove oil ﬁ ll cap/dipstick; wipe oil off.
Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil ﬁ ll 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 overﬁ ll.
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
Fill fuel tank to bottom of ﬁ ller neck. Do not overﬁ ll. Use
fresh, clean, regular un lead ed gasoline with a minimum of
87 octane. (Use of leaded gasoline will increase carbon
and lead oxide deposits and reduce valve life). Do not mix
oil with gasoline. Purchase fuel in quan ti ties that can be
used within 30 days to assure fuel freshness.
CAUTION: Wipe off any spilled oil or
fuel. Do not store, spill or use gasoline
near an open ﬂ ame.
WHEN OPERATING IN TEMPERATURES
BELOW32°F(0°C), USE FRESH, CLEAN WINTER GRADE
GAS O LINE TO HELP INSURE GOOD COLD WEATHER
CAUTION: Alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can attract moisture which
leads to sep a ra tion and for ma tion of acids during
storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system of
an engine while in storage. To avoid engine problems,
the fuel system should be emptied before stor age
of 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank, start the
engine and let it run until the fuel lines and carburetor
are empty. Use fresh fuel next season. See Storage
In struc tions for additional information. Never use
engine or carburetor cleaner products in the fuel
tank or permanent damage may occur.
TO START ENGINE (See Fig. 7)
When starting the engine for the ﬁ rst time or if the engine
has run out of fuel, it will take extra cranking time to move
fuel from the tank to the engine.
Be sure freewheel control is in the transmission en gaged
Sit on seat in operating position, depress clutch/brake
pedal and set parking brake.
Place motion control lever in neutral (N) position.
Move attachment clutch to "DISENGAGED" position.
Move throttle control to fast position
Pull choke control out for a cold engine start attempt.
For a warm engine start attempt the choke control may
not be needed.
NOTE: Before starting, read the warm and cold starting
Insert key into ignition and turn key clockwise to
"START" position and release key as soon as engine
starts. Do not run starter continuously for more than
ﬁ fteen sec onds per minute. If the engine does not start
after several attempts, push choke control in, wait a
few minutes and try again. If engine still does not start,
pull the choke control out and retry.