Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IMPORTANT: THIS CUTTING MACHINE IS CAPABLE OF AMPUTATING HANDS AND FEET AND THROW ING OBJECTS. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. WARNING: In order to prevent ac- cidental starting when setting up, transporting, ad justing or making re- pairs, al ways dis connect spark plug...
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers IV. TOWING • Tow only with a machine that has a hitch designed for towing. Do not attach towed equipment except at the hitch point. • Follow the manufacturer's recommendation for weight limits for towed equipment and towing on slopes. •...
KNOW YOUR GRASS CATCHER READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE ASSEMBLING OR OPERATING YOUR GRASS CATCH ER. Compare the illustrations with the carton contents to familiarize yourself with the parts before starting the assembly. Study the operating instructions and safety precautions thoroughly to insure proper functioning of your Grass Catcher and to prevent injury to yourself and others.
HANG SUPPORT ASSEMBLY ON REAR DRAWBAR (See Fig. 1) Determine the correct support assembly for your tractor. The support assemblies are marked "A" and "B". Compare the drawbar illustrations below to the drawbar located at the rear of your tractor. Use the support assembly indicated for your tractor and discard the other support assembly.
CONTAINER MOUNTING (See Fig. 3) 1. Install one container to left side first. Install another container to center position and one in right position. NOTE: Left edge of right con tainer should always over lap right edge of left con tainer at center supports. 2.
UPPER CHUTE (See Figs. 5A and 5B) 1. Lower mower to its lowest cutting position. 2. Assemble upper chute by inserting curved end into hole in back of cover. TIP: Holding upper chute as shown and twisting while installing in cover will help keep the rubber seal in place. NOTE: Handle carefully so as not to damage full bag in di- cator.
TIPS FOR IMPROVED BAGGING OPERA TION: Follow the mower operation instructions in your tractor owner's manual. When operating your grass catcher on a lawn where grass and leaf bagging equipment has not been used, you are picking up thatch and debris that has accumulated for long periods of time.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS Always observe safety rules when performing any main- te nance. • Before each use check for loose fasteners. • Clean unit thoroughly after each use. BLADE CARE For best results mower blades must be kept sharp. Re place bent or damaged blades.