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QT-16 Safety and Operation Instruction

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OPERATION (continued)



Electric storage batteries give all highly flammable hydrogen gas while being jumped, and continue to do so for some time. Do not under any circumstances, allow an electric spark or an open flame near the battery. Do not lay tools across the battery terminals as this may result in a spark or short citcuit which may cause an explosion.

2. BE CERTAIN jumper cables are connected positive to positive and negative from the booster battery to the engine block of the tractor. NOT TO NEGATIVE (-) TERMINAL OF BATTERY.

3. Check Attachment Drive Switch (must be in OFF position) with the brake locked.

4. Follow procedure outlined under Normal Starting.

5. After unit is started remove jumper cables frum booster battery first. Then remove cables from the tractor, replace battery caps and boot over positive (+) terminal. 


The hydrostatic transmission gives the operator a choice of infinite variable speeds from approx. 0-8 mph (0-12.8

 km/hr) forward and approx. 0-4 mph (0-6.4 km/hr) in reverse:. Avoid excessive HIGH travel speed whenever possible. Lower travel speeds are best for most jobs such as snow throwing or mowing.

It is required that the tractor operate at FULL GOVERNED ENGINE SPEED. While operating under heavy load conditions, listen to the engine RPM. If the engine begins to labor, do not advance the travel pedal, the ground speed will decrease and the engine speed will increase, thereby allowing  engine to maintain constant Attachment Drive speed.


Do not drive the tractor immediately after start up. Let the engine run a few minutes to allow hydrostatic fluid to warm up first. In extreme cold weather do tractor should not be driven until after the hydraulic lift system is operating. Length of warm up will be determined by temperature.


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