Do not use de-thatcher
on your mower. Such
your mower and could void your warranty.
• Under certain conditions, such as very
tall grass, it may be necessary to raise
the height of cut to reduce pushing effort
and to keep from overloading
and leaving clumps of grass clippings.
It may also be necessary to reduce
ground speed and/or run the lawn
mower over the area a second time.
• For extremely
heavy cutting, reduce the
width of cut by overlapping
cut path and mow slowly.
• For better grass bagging and most cut-
ting conditions, the engine speed should
be set in the FAST position.
• When using a rear discharge
mower in moist, heavy grass, clumps
of cut grass may not enter the grass
catcher. Reduce ground speed (pushing
speed) and/or run the lawn mower over
the area a second time.
• If a trail of clippings is left on the right
side of a rear discharge
mower, mow in
a clockwise direction with a small over-
lap to collect the clippings on the next
• Pores in cloth grass catchers can
become filled with dirt and dust with use
and catchers will collect less grass. To
prevent this, regularly hose catcher off
with water and let dry before using.
• Keep top of engine around starter clear
and clean of grass clippings and chaff.
This will help engine air flow and extend
For best performance,
keep mower housing free of built-up
grass and trash. See "CLEANING"
section of this manual.
• The special mulching blade will recut
the grass clippings many times and
reduce them in size so that as they fall
onto the lawn they will disperse into
the grass and not be noticed.
mulched grass will biodegrade
provide nutrients for the lawn. Always
mulch with your highest engine (blade)
speed as this will provide the best recut-
ting action of the blades.
• Avoid cutting your lawn when it is wet.
Wet grass tends to form clumps and
interferes with the mulching action.
best time to mow your lawn is the early
At this time the grass has
dried, yet the newly cut area will not be
exposed to direct sunlight.
• For best results, adjust the lawn mower
cutting height so that the lawn mower
cuts off only the top one-third of the
If the lawn is overgrown
it will be necessary to raise the height of
cut to reduce pushing effort and to keep
the engine and leaving
clumps of mulched grass. For extremely
heavy grass, reduce your width of cut
cut path and
• Certain types of grass and grass
may require that an area be
mulched a second time to completely
hide the clippings.
When doing a sec-
ond cut, mow across (perpendicular)
the first cut path.
• Change your cutting pattern from week
Mow north to south one week
then change to east to west the next
This will help prevent matting
and graining of the lawn.