Removing and Storing
1. Pull back rockshaft control lever to raise mower deck to highest (transport) position.
2. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the Safety section.)
c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Rotating blades are dangerous. Before adjusting or servicing mower:
• Park machine safely and remove key.
• Always wear gloves when handling mower blades or working near blades.
3. Turn all gauge wheels to the deck removal position:
a. Pull back on gauge wheel release rod (A).
b. Turn gauge wheel (B) sideways.
c. Move gauge wheel up until release rod engages in deck removal hole on side of rod.
4. Adjust mower height control knob to INSTALL position.
5. Push rockshaft control lever forward to lower deck to the ground.
6. Reach under machine from left side and pull coupler (C) to release deck PTO driveshaft.
7. Put PTO driveshaft on top of deck.
8. Pull each spring loaded J-pin (D) out of each mower bracket (E) and each tractor lift arm (F).
9. Pull out pin and pull down release latch (G) on front deck hanger bracket (H) to release deck.
10. Remove front deck hanger bracket (H) from mower deck.
11. Start engine.
12. Pull back rockshaft control lever to raise draft arms to highest position.
13. Turn the mower height control knob to the lock position.
14. Turn off engine.
15. From left side, slide deck out from underneath machine.
IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Mower deck lift system can be damaged if lift arms are not adjusted correctly. Check adjustment each time mower is installed or removed to allow gap between lift arms and frame stop at full lift height.
16. Check that the lift arm (I) does not contact the frame stop (J). If needed, adjust yokes (K) on both sides of mower until there is a slight gap of 1.6mm (1/16 in.) on both sides.
• Remove spring locking pin (L) and drilled pin (M) from each lift arm.
• Turn each yoke (K) clockwise to raise the lift arm.
• Turn each yoke (K) counterclockwise to lower the lift arm.
• Attach each yoke to lift arm with drilled pin (M) and spring locking pin (L).
c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Fuel vapors are explosive and flammable. Engine exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide and can cause serious illness or death:
• Run the engine only long enough to move the machine to or from storage.
• Machine fires and structure fires can occur if a machine is stored before allowing it to cool, or if debris is not removed from around the engine and muffler, or if stored near combustible materials.
• Do not store vehicle with fuel in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark.
• Allow the engine to cool before storing the machine in any enclosure.
NOTE: Some of the following steps may not apply to your attachment.
1. Remove any grass clippings from MCS or bagger attachment.
2. Remove attachment from machine.
3. Clean attachment and driveline, if equipped, with water pressure from a hose.
4. Remove any shields if needed to clean out all debris.
5. Repair or replace worn, bent, or damaged parts. Tighten loose hardware.
6. Apply paint to painted surfaces where needed to prevent rust.
7. Apply thin coat of grease to blades or tines to prevent rust.
8. Lubricate any pivot points with engine oil to prevent rust.
9. Lubricate any grease points.
IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Abrasive surfaces can damage attachment. Store attachment on non-abrasive surface or on wooden blocks.
10. If storing attachment outdoors, block up attachment if possible and place a waterproof cover over it.