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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Page 1

RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES AND OPTIONS

Page 2

INSTALLATION

Page 2

REMOVING THE MOWER

Page 3

OPERATION

Page 3

BEFORE OPERATING THE MOWER

Page 3

ENGINE SPEED SETTING

Page 3

POSITIONING THE MOWER

Page 3

ENGAGING THE POWER TAKE OFF

Page 4

CONTROLLING GROUND SPEED

Page 4

MOWING PATTERN

Page 4

MOWING HINTS

Page 4

ADJUSTMENTS

Page 4

CUTTING HEIGHT

Page 4

FRONT TO REAR HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Page 4

TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE

Page 5

MAINTENANCE

Page 5

ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS

Page 5

AFTER EACH USE

Page 5

EVERY 50 HOURS

Page 6

BLADE REPLACEMENT

Page 6

BELT REPLACEMENT

Page 6

SPECIFICATIONS

Page 7


SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS

OPERATION

Know the controls and how to stop quickly - READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL.

Do not allow children to operate vehicle. Do not allow adults to operate it without proper instruction.

Do not carry passengers. KEEP CHILDREN AND PETS A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY.

Clear work area of objects which might be picked up and thrown.

Take all possible precautions when leaving vehicle unattended; such as disengaging power-take-off, lowering attachments, shifting into neutral, setting parking brake, stopping engine and removing key.

Do not stop or start suddenly when going uphill or downhill. Mow up and down the face of steep slopes; never across the face.

Reduce speed on slopes and in sharp turns to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.

Stay alert for holes in terrain and other hidden hazards.

Use care when pulling loads or using heavy equipment.
    A. Use only approved drawbar hitch points.
    B. Limit loads to those you can safely control.
    C. Do not turn sharply. Use care when backing.
    D. Use counterweight (s) or wheel weights when suggested in owner's manual.

Watch out for traffic when crossing or near roadways.

Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure equipment is in safe working condition.

Do not alter basic engine governor settings or overspeed engine.

Do not operate equipment when barefoot or wearing open sandals. Always wear substantial footwear.

FUEL AND FIRE HAZARDS

Handle gasoline with care -- it is highly flammable.
   A. Use approved gasoline container.
   B. Never remove cap or add gasoline to a running or hot engine or fill fuel tank indoors. Wipe up spilled gasoline.
   C. Open doors if engine is run in garage -- exhaust fumes are dangerous. Do not run engine indoors.

Never store equipment with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark.

Allow engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

To reduce fire hazard keep engine free of grass, leaves or excessive grease.

ATTACHMENTS

Disengage all attachment clutches and shift into neutral before attempting to start engine.

Disengage power to attachments and stop engine before leaving operator position.

Disengage power to attachment (s) and stop engine before making any repairs or adjustments.

Disengage power to attachments when transporting or not in use.

When using any attachments never direct discharge of material toward bystanders or allow anyone near vehicle while in operation.

Keep vehicle and attachments in good operating condition and keep safety devices in place. Use guards as instructed in owner's manual.

Vehicle and attachments should be stopped and inspected for damage after striking a foreign object and the damage should be repaired before restarting and operating the equipment.

When using vehicle with mower:
  (1) Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light.
  (2) Never make a cutting height adjustment while engine is running if operator must dismount to do so.
  (3) Shut engine off when unclogging chute.
  (4) Check blade mounting bolts for proper tightness at frequent intervals.

Stop blades when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.

If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.

 

[Source: Simplicity Owner's Manual, MFG NO 886 42" Rotary Mower, MFG NO 885 48" Rotary Mower, SER. FORM OP60]

 

 

 

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