The engine to transmission belt, located underneath the rear deck, should move 3/16” with 5 lbs. of pressure applied midway on the belt between the transmission pulley and the engine output shaft pulley. 2. To adjust the belt, loosen nut “A” on idler pulley “B”. 3. Slide idler pulley “B” to tighten or loosen and secure in place by tightening nut “A”. A B Figure 17 Hydro Drive System 1. The engine to transmission belt, located underneath the rear deck, should move 3/16” with 5 lbs. of pressure ap
2. With the other hand, SLOWLY push the blade control lever forward to the “ON” position. 3. Belt drive models—Move the gear shift lever to the desired speed. Always begin at a slow ground speed and increase only as the condition of the terrain warrants. To stop mowing, slowly and evenly squeeze up on both traction control levers until the mower comes to a complete stop and then with your thumbs, push down on the traction lever locks until the levers are securely locked in the neutral position.
Route the wire harness as shown on the adjacent photo and make the following connections: 1. The smaller, white, 2-pin connector is routed through a hole in the chassis and is connected to the blade activation safety switch 2-pin connector. 2. The larger, white, 5-pin connector is connected to the mating connector at the rear of the Honda engine. 3. The black wire is connected to a ground lug located on the back of the Honda engine. 4. The yellow wire is attached to the bottom of the starter mot
It is recommended that adequate footwear, such as steel toe shoes with aggressive soles, be worn to help protect your feet and maintain traction on slopes or uneven grounds. Always wear hearing protection. Inspecting Your Lawn Mowing Area Inspect the area where your DEK lawn mower will be used. Check for stones, sticks, wire, and other foreign objects. These objects may become projectiles that can cause serious injury and/or death when struck by the mower. Mower Inspection For your safety, inspe
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