|The P.T.O. and hydrostatic transmission are separate
systems, therefore, the P.T.O. can be engaged or disengaged as desired by the
operator. IMPORTANT: DO NOT ENGAGE P.T.O. WITHOUT AN IMPLEMENT ATTACHED. ALWAYS REMOVE JOINTS FROM P.T.O. SHAFT WHEN ATTACHMENT IS
The hydrostatic transmission gives the operator a choice of infinitely variable speeds from 0 to 8 mph
forward, and 0 to 4 mph in reverse. Avoid excessive HIGH speed whenever possible. High speeds are most practical for transport or pulling light
attachments. Lower speeds are best for heavy jobs such as snow casting or mowing tall grass.
When using attachments, it is recommended that the tractor operate at full
throttle. While operating under heavy load conditions, listen to the engine R.P.M. As the engine begins to
strain, let up on the speed control accordingly, do not advance speed control. By letting up on the speed control
pedal, the ground speed will decrease and the engine speed will increase,
thereby, allowing engine to maintain constant P.T.O. speed. (See Figure 11.)
The speed control pedal is generally used for dynamic
braking. To slow down or stop the tractor while it is in forward motion, gradually apply pressure to the speed control pedal with heel of right foot until tractor comes to a full stop. To slow down or stop the tractor while it is in reverse motion, apply pressure to speed control pedal with toe of right foot until tractor comes to a full stop.
The constant speed hold pedal may be used when riding tractor for long distances at constant speed. Advance the speed control pedal to desired speed, then lock speed lock pedal as shown in Figure 6. To stop the
vehicle, FIRST disengage the speed lock with