Prior to delivery, do the following checks, clean machine and review this manual with the owner/operator. Make sure owner/operator can safely operate every function of this machine.
Checking Tire Pressure
c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Explosive separation of tire and rim parts is possible when they are serviced incorrectly:
• Do not attempt to mount a tire without the proper equipment and experience to perform the job.
• Do not inflate the tires above the recommended pressure.
• Do not weld or heat a wheel and tire assembly. Heat can cause an increase in air pressure resulting in an explosion. Welding can structurally weaken or deform the wheel.
• Do not stand in front or over the tire assembly when inflating. Use a clip-on chuck and extension hose long enough to allow you to stand to one side.
1. Check tires for damage.
NOTE: Refer to the SPECIFICATIONS section for tire pressures.
2. Check tire pressure with an accurate gauge.
3. Add or remove air, if necessary.
Check Fluid Levels
IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Engine damage can be caused by low fluid levels. Do not start engine before checking fluid levels.
Check Radiator Coolant Level:
• With engine cold, coolant level should be at the LOW line on the coolant overflow tank. Add coolant as necessary.
Check Engine Oil Level:
• Oil level should be in between the ADD and FULL marks on dipstick. Add oil as necessary.
Check Transmission Oil Level:
• Transmission oil level should be maintained to 3/4 of sight glass. Add oil as necessary.
Check Front Axle Oil Level:
• Front axle oil level should be between the high and low levels on the front axle dipstick. Add oil as necessary.
c CAUTION: Avoid injury! The battery produces a flammable and explosive gas. The battery may explode:
• Do not smoke near battery.
• Wear eye protection and gloves.
• Do not allow direct metal contact across battery posts.
• Remove negative cable first when disconnecting.
• Install negative cable last when connecting.
NOTE: For additional battery information see the Service Electrical section of this manual.
If starting motor turns over quickly, then battery is charged. If engine will not turn over and headlights are dim or will not turn on, charge the battery.
Charge the battery for a minimum of 30 minutes at 5 - 10 amps. If your battery charger has a deep cycle or maintenance free setting, use this setting to charge the battery.
Checking Machine Safety System
Perform safety system check to make sure the electronic safety interlock circuit is functioning properly.
Perform ALL Tests.
Check All Lights
Make sure the headlights, taillights, warning lights, and any optional work lights are functional.
Check Wheel Bolt Torque
Check all wheel bolts for proper torque.
Check Machine for Proper Ballast
If tractor is being delivered with an attachment, make sure attachment is properly installed and tractor has proper ballast. See attachment operator’s manual.