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Safety · Set-Up · Operation · Adjustments · Maintenance · Troubleshooting · Parts Lists · Warranty OPERATOR’S MANUAL Transmatic Lawn Tractor — Model 604 IMPORTANT: READ SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATING EQUIPMENT. PRINTED IN U.S.A. MTD Products Ltd., P. O. Box 1386, KITCHENER, ONT. N2G 4J1 769-02791 10.31.06 This Operator’s Manual is an important part of your new equipment. It will help you assemble, prepare and maintain the unit for best performance. Please read and understand what it says.
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Table of Contents Slope Gauge 3 Safe Operation Practices . 4 Setting Up Your Lawn Tractor 8 Operating Your Lawn Tractor . 1 Adjusting Your Lawn Tractor 0 Maintaining Your Lawn Tractor Off-Season Storage / Attachments . 8 Safety Labels 9 Trouble Shooting 30 Warranty 31 Replacement Parts . 3 Finding and Recording Model Number BEFORE YOU START ASSEMBLING YOUR NEW EQUIPMENT, please locate the model plate on the equipment and copy the information from it in the space provided below. You can locate the model number by looking beneath the seat. This information will be necessary to use the manufacturer’s web site and/or help from the Customer Support Department or an authorized service dealer. Customer Support Please do NOT return the unit to the retailer from which it was purchased, without first contacting Customer Support. If you have difficulty assembling this product or have any questions regarding the controls, operation or maintenance of this unit, you can seek help from the experts. Choose from the options below: 1. Visit www.yardman.ca for many useful suggestions, click on Customer Support button. 2. Call a Customer Support Representative at 1-800-668-1238. 3. The engine manufacturer is responsible for all engine-related issues with regards to performance, power-rating, specifications, warranty and service. Please refer to the engine manufacturer’s Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, packed separately with your unit, for more information. Please have your unit’s model number and serial number ready when you call. See previous section to locate this information. You will be asked to enter the serial number in order to process your call. Use this page as a guide to determine slopes where you may not operate safely. Do not operate your lawn mower on such slopes. 1 Slope Gauge Sight and hold this level with a vertical tree. WARNING Do not mow on inclines with a slope in excess of 15 degrees (a rise of approximately 2-1/2 feet every 10 feet). A riding mower could overturn and cause serious injury. If operating a walkbehind mower on such a slope, it is extremely difficult to maintain your footing and you could slip, resulting in serious injury. Operate RIDING mowers up and down slopes, never across the face of slopes. Operate WALK-BEHIND mowers across the face of slopes, never up and down slopes. 15° Fo ld alo ng d ot ted lin e (r epres ents a 15 ° slop e) 3 or a corner of a building. or a fence post Safe Operation Practices WARNING: Engine Exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. DANGER: This machine was built to be operated according to the rules for safe operation in this manual. As with any type of power equipment, carelessness or error on the part of the operator can result in serious injury. Children 1. Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. They do not understand the dangers. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them. a. Keep children out of the mowing area and in watchful care of a responsible adult other than the operator. b. Be alert and turn machine off if a child enters the area. c. Before and while backing, look behind and down for small children.
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