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Husky 850, Owner Manual

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EMERGENCY STARTING


In the event of electrical failure, remove the generator belt and proceed as follows:


WARNING


IF GENERATOR BELT IS REMOVED, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPLACE WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING.


1. Check PTO safety clutch (should be in OFF position) and gear shift (should be in NEUTRAL). Turn ignition key clockwise.

2. Pull choke knob all the way out (to fully close choke). Experience will indicate need for more or less choking due to variations in temperature, grade of fuel, etc.

3. Turn throttle knob counterclockwise, if necessary, to unlock it. Pull throttle knob out about half-way until after engine has started, then adjust to desired RPM and lock at this setting, if desired, by turning knob clockwise.

4. Wind the starter rope around the starter pulley. Give a quick, steady pull on starter rope. Repeat, if necessary, until engine starts.

5. Choke should be partially opened (knob pushed forward) as soon as engine starts and then gradually pushed all the way forward as the engine warms up. In normal operation, choke knob should be in OPEN (forward) position for best engine efficiency and fuel economy.
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lever returns to the right to place speed in HIGH range. Move lever to the left and pull it out until it returns to the right to place speed in LOW range. Be sure clutch is depressed when changing speed ranges.
 

GEAR 

LOW SPEED RANGE 

HIGH SPEED RANGE

1st 

2nd 

3rd

3/4 mph*

1-1/4 mph*

 2 mph*

2 mph*

3-1/2 mph*

 6 mph*


*Approximate speed at full throttle adjustment. The speed will decrease in each gear as the throttle is adjusted toward idle. Speeds will also vary depending on road or ground condition and load attached to tractor.


IMPORTANT


ALWAYS START OUT IN THE GEAR IN WHICH YOU INTEND TO DRIVE OR OPERATE. IF YOU WISH TO CHANGE GEARS BRING THE TRACTOR TO A FULL STOP. DO NOT SHIFT GEARS WHILE TRACTOR IS IN MOTION!


CONTROLLED DIFFERENTIAL


By turning the control knob, located on the hub of the left rear wheel as shown in Figure 8, you can vary the degree of differential traction up to nearly straight axle drive. For jobs such as plowing, or snow casting, turn the knob clockwise (as viewed from left side of tractor, facing end of axle) until desired degree of drive to both wheels is obtained.

6. To stop engine, turn key OFF (counterclockwise) ant. place gear shift lever in NEUTRAL, setting brake if necessary. Remove ignition key when tractor is not in use.

7. If engine fails to start, recharge or replace battery.



STOPPING THE ENGINE

 

1. If the engine has been operating under a heavy load and is hot, do not stop it immediately. Allow the engine to idle for approximately three to five minutes, to reduce engine temperatures.

2. Turn ignition switch off.

OPERATION

 

THREE-SPEED TRANSMISSION

 

The HUSKY 850 features a 3-speed geared transmission plus a second range to give you a wide choice of operation Speeds. To prevent damage to the gears, do not shift gears while the tractor is in motion. Avoid clashing gears when shifting. HIGH speed range is most practical for transport, average mowing or pulling light attachments. LOW speed range is best for heavy jobs such as tilling, plowing, snow casting or mowing tall or lush grass.

The High-Low speed range change lever is located on the panel just to the left of the base of the steering column. To change range, depress the clutch and move lever (as directed on adjacent instruction plate), move lever to the left and push forward until
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 For moving, or other lighter jobs, be sure to have control knob in standard differential position (that is, turn the control knob counterclockwise until it stops). This is necessary to avoid gouging or scuffing by the tires, which would be caused by having both wheels driving on turns. The differential can be adjusted from the driver's seat.


CAUTION


1. Do not adjust control knob while tractor is in motion. 
2. NEVER TIGHTEN WITH A WRENCH!

 

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