Starting the Engine
NOTE: You must depress brake pedal, or lock park brake, before you can
start engine. Be sure PTO
switch is off.
1. Open fuel shut-off valve.
2. Lock park brake or depress brake pedal.
3. Push throttle lever (A) up to between 1/2 and fast position.
4. Turn key to run position.
5. Check indicator lights:
· Oil pressure indicator light will be ON.
· Battery discharge indicator light will be ON.
· Engine preheat indicator light will come on and go out within
approximately 8 seconds. If engine has been run and then cooled, the time
may be less. Wait for indicator to go out before cranking engine.
6. Turn key to start position:
· Crank engine.
· If engine does not start within 5 seconds, turn key to stop position and wait
· Crank engine again for 5 seconds.
Repeat this procedure if necessary.
IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Unnecessary engine idling may cause
engine damage. Excessive idling can cause engine overheating, carbon
build-up, and poor performance.
7. As soon as engine starts, release key. The key will return to run position
and all indicator lights should be off. If a light does not go off, stop engine
and perform appropriate service.
Idling the Engine
NOTE: Allowing engine to idle for long periods of time will waste fuel and
cause carbon build-up.
1. Adjust throttle lever to slow idle speed.
2. Lock park brake.
Stopping the Engine
IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Failure to remove grass and debris from the
engine and muffler areas can result in fires. Grass and debris can collect in
the engine and muffler areas while mowing. When mowing is completed,
clean the engine and muffler areas of all grass and debris.
1. Stop machine.
2. Pull throttle lever down to the slow position.
3. Turn key to stop (Off) position.
4. Lock park brake.
5. Remove key.