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Husky 1250

Operator's and Maintenance Manual

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Figure 8

Located on the instrument panel is a depth indicator gauge which is used in conjunction with the lift lever. Lower the attached implement to its desired height or depth, and manually turn the indicator gauge to the

ground level position indicated in Figure 10. By visually observing the depth indicator when lowering an attachment, the lift lever can be released when indicator reaches the original desired setting. NOTE: Study each attachment owner manual for additional information on DEPTH GAUGE INDICATOR.


The hydraulic lift lever, except when placed ih FLOAT position, should always return to the NEUTRAL position after raising or lowering operations.

Figure 10

Figure 9

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 REMOVED.

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



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