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Daily Operating Checklist

o Test safety systems.

o Check tire pressure.

o Check fuel level.

o Check engine oil level.

o Check transmission oil level.

o Check coolant level.

o Clean operator’s station and engine compartment.

o Check air restriction indicator.

o Check that air intake is clear.

o Check area below machine for leaks.

o Check brakes and park brake operation.

Avoid Damage to Plastic and Painted Surfaces

• Do not wipe plastic parts unless rinsed first.

• Insect repellent spray may damage plastic and painted surfaces. Do not spray insect repellent near machine.

• Be careful not to spill fuel on machine. Fuel may damage surface. Wipe up spilled fuel immediately.

Dash and Foot Controls


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A - Instrument Panel

B - Horn

C - Light Switch

D - Key Switch

E - Clutch Pedal

F - Brake Pedal

G - Accelerator Pedal

Console and Miscellaneous Controls


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Picture Note:

A - Gear Shift Lever

B - Park Brake Lever

C - Choke Lever

D - Differential Lock Lever

E - Hydraulic PTO Lever (Optional)

F - Lift Cylinder Lever

G - Passenger Seat Adjustment Lever

H - Operator Seat Adjustment Lever

I - Seat Belt

Adjusting Vehicle Seats

1. Sit on the operator or passenger seat.


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2. Pull and hold lever (A) to the left.

3. Slide seat forward or rearward to desired position.

4. Release lever.

Using Light Switch

NOTE: Using headlights for extended periods of time without engine running will discharge the battery.


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1. Turn key switch (A) to run position.

2. Push in on top of rocker switch (B) to turn lights on.

3. Push in on bottom of rocker switch to turn lights off.

Using Seat Belts

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Always wear a seat belt when operating machine with a Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS) or a cab. Do not jump from machine if machine tips.

To Connect the Seat Belt:


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• With one continuous motion pull seat belt from retractor (A) and across hips and waist.

NOTE: If seat belt stops short of being able to insert into latch, allow belt to return into the retractor and pull again.

• Insert buckle into latch (B) on other side of seat. When properly inserted into the latch a click should be heard.

To Disconnect the Seat Belt:

• Press red button (C). Allow seat belt to return to retractor.

Using Fuel Shut-Off Valve (Diesel Models)

1. Locate fuel filter sediment bowl assembly on the left side of the engine.


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Picture Note: Fuel shut-off valve shown in the open position.

2. Rotate two-position fuel shut-off valve lever (A) to the “O” (open) position or “C” (closed) position.

“C” (Closed) Position:

• When performing any type of engine service.

• When transporting.

• During periods of extended storage.

“O” (Open) Position:

• Fuel shut-off valve must be in the full open position for proper fuel delivery to the engine.

Using the Park Brake

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Always lock the park brake when the utility vehicle is left unattended. The vehicle may begin to move without an operator present if park brake is not locked.

To Lock Park Brake:


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• Pull up lever (A) and latch into position.

To Unlock Park Brake:

• Pull up on lever (A).

• Depress button (B).

• Push lever (A) down completely. Instrument panel indicator light must go out.

Using the Differential Lock Lever

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Chance of tipping the vehicle is increased when the differential lock is engaged. Do not attempt to turn the vehicle on slopes and hills. Do not operate the vehicle at high speeds.

The differential lock is used to provide better traction when the rear wheels of the vehicle start to slip. Engaging the differential lock lever will lock the left and right rear axles together and cause both rear wheels to turn at equal speeds for maximum traction.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! To prevent damage to differential, do not engage differential lock at high speeds.


NOTE: Vehicle turning radius is increased when the differential lock is engaged.

To Engage Differential Lock:

• Stop or slow vehicle down.


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• Pull up and hold differential lock lever (A) in the raised position. Hold lever in the raised position as long as there is rear wheel slippage.

To Disengage Differential Lock:

• Lower differential lock lever (A).

Using the Hydraulic PTO Control Lever

Perform this operational procedure with vehicles equipped with the auxiliary hydraulic kit. Engaging the hydraulic PTO lever will provide auxiliary hydraulics for attachments requiring the capability.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not operate PTO control lever without an auxiliary attachment connected. Hydraulic flow is blocked and pressure will bypass through relief port of hydraulic control valve causing excessive heat buildup and possible component failure.

Check the auxiliary hydraulic oil level before each use.


To Engage the Hydraulic PTO:


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• Pull up lever (A) to the on position.

To Disengage the Hydraulic PTO:

• Push lever (A) down to the off position.

Using the Lift Cylinder Lever

c CAUTION: Avoid injury!

Make sure the vehicle is on a hard, level surface and the park brake is locked before raising the cargo box. If the vehicle is facing uphill with the cargo box raised, the weight of the cargo box may cause the vehicle to tip.

Do not perform a service function under a raised attachment without the lift cylinder safety support properly installed.

To Raise Attachment:

1. Start engine.


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2. Pull and hold back lever (A).

3. Release lever. Lever will return to the neutral position, and attachment will be held in position with the lift cylinder locked in place.

To Lower Attachment:

NOTE: An attachment can be lowered and the lift cylinder will retract with the engine running or the engine stopped.

1. Push and hold down lever until attachment is lowered or positioned as desired.

2. Release lever. Lever will return to the neutral position, and attachment will be held in position, with the lift cylinder locked in place.

NOTE: When operating the vehicle with the auxiliary hydraulic PTO engaged, it is recommended that the lift cylinder lever be held down momentarily after the attachment has been lowered. This will firmly seat the load check for the lift cylinder spool which locks the lift cylinder in position.

When operating the vehicle with a cargo box attachment having the tailgate release kit installed, the lift cylinder lever must be held down momentarily after the box has been lowered. This will lock the tailgate and eliminate tailgate rattle.

To Allow Attachment to Float:

NOTE: Float position allows the lift cylinder to move freely for use with some ground following attachments.

Placing the lift cylinder lever in the float position will cause a raised attachment to be lowered by gravity until completely down. For best control of raised loads, it is recommended that float position not be used to lower attachments.


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1. Push lever (A) down, through “lower” position, and with additional force, push lever down past detent to lock lever into float position.

2. Pull up lever to release float position.

3. Release lever. Lever will return to the neutral position, and attachment will be held in position, with the lift cylinder locked in place.

Using the 4th and/or 5th Gear Lockout

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Operating at high speed may cause loss of control, load shifting and/or tipping. Do not operate at higher speeds when hauling loads, when operating around obstacles, when turning and when operating on any hazardous off-road conditions.

Do not attempt to set the fourth and/or fifth gear lockout while the gear shifter is being operated. Make sure that operator or passenger seats are not occupied and that no other person is in the vicinity of the shift lever when fourth and/or fifth gear lockout control is being set.

Make sure the vehicle is on a hard, level surface, the park brake is locked, the transmission is in “Neutral” and the key switch is turned to the STOP position prior to setting the fourth and/or fifth gear lockout.

Activation of the fourth and/or fifth gear lockout on a ProGator vehicle with a cargo box or other similar attachment installed will require that the lift cylinder be operated to raise the attachment. Do not attempt to activate the fourth and/or fifth gear lockout under a raised attachment without the lift cylinder safety support properly installed. After an attachment is raised, be sure to return the key switch to the STOP position before setting the fourth and/or fifth gear lockout.

NOTE: Setting the gear lockout requires access to the transmission shift input shaft located on the left side of the transmission, above the rear axle. If an attachment is installed, empty attachment, raise to service position, park safely (see Using the Lift Cylinder Safety Support in the Safety section) and install the safety support.


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This vehicle is equipped with a lock channel feature (A) for 4th and/or 5th gear lockout. Preventing the use of 4th or 5th gear while limiting vehicle ground speed may be advisable in certain operating conditions.


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The lockout feature was set at the factory (locked in position with a tie band) to allow the use of all gears. Use of the lockout feature requires removal of the factory tie band (B) and installation of a padlock (C) 4.8 mm (3/16 in.) diameter shackle.

NOTE: Padlock not supplied with the vehicle.

To Lock Out 5th Gear:

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Picture Note: Label (D) indicates all gears available.

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NOTE: Lock will not operate if vehicle transmission is already in 5th gear.

1. Move gearshift lever to any position except 5th gear.

2. Using padlock key, unlock padlock (C) and remove from lock channel (A).

3. Slide lock channel (A) forward, aligning slot with next hole in shift bracket (E).

NOTE: When lock channel is moved, label (D) indicates correct position for 5th gear lockout.

4. Install padlock (C) in lock channel (A) slot.

5. Remove safety support and lower attachment.

To Lock Out 4th and 5th Gear:

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NOTE: Lock will not operate if vehicle transmission is already in 4th or 5th gear.

1. Move gearshift lever to any position except 4th or 5th gear.

2. Using padlock key, unlock padlock (C) and remove from lock channel (A).

3. Slide lock channel (A) forward, aligning slot with next hole in shift bracket (E).

NOTE: When lock channel is moved, label (D) indicates correct position for 4th and 5th gear lockout.

4. Install padlock (C) in lock channel (A) slot.

5. Remove safety support and lower attachment.

To Unlock 4th and/or 5th Gear:

NOTE: Setting the gear lockout requires access to the transmission shift input shaft located on the left side of the transmission, above the rear axle. If an attachment is installed, empty attachment, raise to service position, park safely (see Using the Lift Cylinder Safety Support in the Safety section) and install the safety support.

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1. Using padlock key, unlock padlock (C) and remove from lock channel (A).

2. Slide lock channel (A) forward, aligning slot with last hole in shift bracket (E).

NOTE: When lock channel is moved, label (D) indicates all gears available.

3. Install padlock (C) in lock channel (A) slot.

4. Remove safety support and lower attachment.

Instrument Panel



A - Fuel Gauge

B - Tachometer

C - Coolant Temperature Gauge

D - Hour Meter

E - PTO Indicator

F - Coolant Temperature Indicator

G - Glow Plug Circuit Indicator
(Diesel Model)

H - Speedometer LED Display

I - Battery Low Voltage Indicator

J - Park Brake Indicator

K - Engine Oil Pressure Indicator

Fuel Gauge (A) shows approximately how much fuel is in the fuel tank.
Tachometer (B) is an instrument used to determine speed. Engine speed is shown in 100s. Example: If indicator is pointing at 20 (20 x 100 = 2000 rpm).
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge (C) will indicate if engine temperature becomes excessive. If the gauge indicator needle moves all the way into the red zone, stop vehicle engine immediately and determine cause.
Hour Meter (D) shows the approximate number of hours the engine has run. Use the hour meter and the Service Interval Chart to determine when the vehicle will need service.
PTO Indicator (E) will glow only when the hydraulic PTO lever is engaged.
Engine Coolant Temperature Indicator (F) will glow when the engine coolant approaches a dangerously hot temperature. Reduce engine to idle speed. Check the engine coolant level and make sure air flow to the radiator is not obstructed. Continued operation may cause higher temperatures resulting in damage.
Glow Plug Indicator (Diesel Model) (G) is visible only when lighted and will glow when the key switch is turned to the run position. The indicator light should go off approximately 3 seconds after the key switch is turned to the run position. This indicates that the engine glow plugs are on and preheating the engine combustion chamber.
Speedometer LED Display (H) will glow when the key switch is turned to the run position. This LED display indicates vehicle speed.
Battery Discharge Indicator (I) will glow when the key switch is turned to the run position. The indicator should turn off once the engine is started; if it continues to glow, the alternator may not be producing adequate current. Stop engine and determine cause.
Park Brake Indicator (J) will glow when the park brake is locked.
Engine Oil Pressure Indicator (K) will glow when engine oil pressure is low. If lamp glows when engine is running, stop engine immediately. This is an indication that the engine may be low on oil, or major engine damage may have occurred.

Switching Engine Speedometer

1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.


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2. Remove front grille (A).


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3. Locate mph/kph switch (B) on the back of instrument panel on your machine.

NOTE: The switches are set on vehicles using standard tires.


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4. Toggle the switches from factory configuration for MPH (C) to KPH (D), using a screwdriver to reach each switch.

5. Install the front grille.

6. Connect the negative battery cable.

Operating the 5-Speed Synchronized Transmission

Using the Clutch Pedal

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Avoid unnecessary wear; never “ride” the clutch by resting a foot on the clutch pedal while the vehicle is in operation.

It is possible to create extremely high clutch speeds when leaving the vehicle in first, second, or reverse gears and coasting down a hill with the clutch pedal depressed. Never allow the vehicle to freewheel while in gear with the clutch disengaged.


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The functions of the clutch pedal (A) are:

• Connects and disconnects engine power to the transmission.

• Operates in conjunction with the gearshift lever to shift gears.

To Disengage the Clutch:

• Press the clutch pedal down completely. This will disengage the transmission from engine power.

To Engage the Clutch:

• Remove foot from clutch pedal slowly. This will engage the transmission to engine power.

Using the Gearshift Lever

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The gearshift lever (B) is located on a console to the right of the operator seat. The gearshift lever provides five forward travel speeds and one reverse speed.

Select a gear on the gearshift lever that matches desired speed and direction. First and second gears are very low and should be used when hauling heavy loads.

Gear

Maximum Ground Speed with Standard Size Tires at 3300 RPM

1

4.5 km/h (2.8 mph)

2

7.4 km/h (4.6 mph)

3

12.7 km/h (7.9 mph)

4

24.1 km/h (15 mph)

5

30.7 km/h (19.1 mph)

R

5.8 km/h (3.6 mph)


Forward Travel

1. Lock park brake.

NOTE: The gearshift lever must be in the neutral position for the engine to start.


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2. Move the gearshift lever to the neutral position (C) between gears “2” and “3”.

3. Depress clutch pedal and start engine.

4. Move gearshift lever to a desirable starting gear.

• Vehicles with a load - first gear

• Vehicles with no load - second or third gear

5. Unlock park brake.

6. Release clutch gradually to take up load smoothly.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! When downshifting this vehicle, it is very important not to skip more than one gear at a time. For example, shifting from gear five to four is preferred, shifting from gear five to three is acceptable, shifting from gear five to two is not recommended. When downshifting more than two gears at a time, it is possible to spin the clutch past its limit of 10,000 rpm. Spinning the clutch at or above 10,000 rpm will result in severe clutch damage and possible failure.


7. Shift gears while moving:

• Depress clutch and shift to next gear.

• Slowly release clutch.

Reverse Travel

1. Stop vehicle completely.

2. Depress clutch.

3. Move gearshift lever to reverse.

4. Slowly release clutch.

Starting the Engine

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Engine exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide and can cause serious illness or death.

Move the machine to an outside area before running the engine.

Do not run an engine in an enclosed area without adequate ventilation.

• Connect a pipe extension to the engine exhaust pipe to direct the exhaust fumes out of the area.

• Allow fresh outside air into the work area to clear the exhaust fumes out.

NOTE: Diesel Models: Make sure fuel shut-off valve is open.

1. Lock park brake.

2. Push hydraulic PTO lever to the off position.

3. Move the gearshift lever to the neutral position.


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4. Gas Models with Manual Choke: Pull the choke knob (A) out to aid in starting the engine when cold. As engine warms up, push choke knob in until fully open. When starting a hot engine, choke knob should be pushed in.

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5. Turn key switch to the run position (B).

6. Check indicator lights:

• Battery discharge indicator light should be on.

• Park brake indicator light should be on.

• Engine oil pressure indicator light should be on.

Diesel Models: Glow plug indicator light should be on. After approximately three seconds indicator light will go off. Engine is now ready to start.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Starter may be damaged if operated for more than 20 seconds at a time. Wait at least two minutes before trying again if engine does not start.


7. Turn key switch to the start position (C).

NOTE: Engine is calibrated at the factory to slow idle at 1450 rpm

8. When engine starts, release key switch to the run position.

• Battery discharge indicator light should go out.

• Engine oil pressure indicator light should go out.

9. Unlock park brake.

• Park brake indicator light should go out.

Stopping the Engine

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Always lock the park brake when the utility vehicle is left unattended. The vehicle may begin to move without an operator present if park brake is not locked. If the gearshift lever is moved to the neutral position the vehicle will free-wheel.

1. Release accelerator pedal and allow engine to slow idle.

2. Depress the clutch pedal and the foot brake.

NOTE: Gasoline engine has a time delay between turning key switch to the stop position and when engine stops. Make sure engine has stopped before leaving vehicle.


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3. Turn key switch to the stop position (A).

4. Lock park brake.

5. Place gearshift lever in first or reverse gear.

6. Remove key.

Testing Safety Systems



c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Engine exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide and can cause serious illness or death.

Move the machine to an outside area before running the engine.

Do not run an engine in an enclosed area without adequate ventilation.

• Connect a pipe extension to the engine exhaust pipe to direct the exhaust fumes out of the area.

• Allow fresh outside air into the work area to clear the exhaust fumes out.

The safety systems installed on your machine should be checked before each machine use. Be sure you have read the machine operator manual and are completely familiar with the operation of the machine before performing these safety system checks.

Use the following checkout procedures to check for normal operation of machine.

If there is a malfunction during one of these procedures, do not operate machine. See your authorized dealer for service.

Perform these tests in a clear open area. Keep bystanders away.

Testing Seat and Park Brake Switches

1. Operator on seat.

2. Lock the park brake.

3. Move gearshift lever to the neutral position.

4. Start engine.

5. With engine running at slow idle, raise off seat.

6. Engine must continue to run.

7. Operator on seat.

8. Unlock park brake.

9. Raise off seat.

Result: Engine must stop within five seconds. If the engine does not stop, there is a problem with the safety interlock circuit. See your authorized dealer.

Testing Neutral Switch

1. Operator on seat.

2. Lock park brake.

3. Move the gearshift lever to the “R” (reverse) position.

4. Turn the key switch to the start position.

5. Engine must not crank.

6. Repeat starting procedure with shift lever in each gear.

7. Engine must not crank.

8. Move the gearshift lever to the neutral position.

9. Turn the key switch to the start position.

Result: Engine should crank. If the engine should start with the gearshift lever in any position other than the neutral position, there is a problem with the safety interlock circuit. See your authorized dealer.

Testing Auxiliary Hydraulic System Switch

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! The PTO interlock switch is a safety feature designed to prevent engine start-up when the PTO control lever is in the on position, eliminating supply pressure to the auxiliary quick-couplers. Never operate the vehicle if the PTO interlock system is defective or disconnected. Sudden, unexpected operation of an auxiliary attachment could occur during vehicle start-up.

NOTE: Make sure no attachments are connected to the auxiliary hydraulic quick-couplers at the rear of the vehicle.

1. Operator on seat.

2. Lock park brake.

3. Move the gearshift lever to the neutral position.

4. Pull up hydraulic PTO lever to the ON position.

5. Turn the key switch to the start position.

Result: Engine must not crank. If the engine should start, there is a problem with the safety interlock circuit. See your authorized dealer.

Operating Vehicle Engine with Operator Off the Seat

c CAUTION: Avoid injury!

• Lock park brake at all times before leaving seat.

• Do not leave seat with vehicle running unless attachment function requires it.

NOTE: During normal operating conditions, the vehicle engine should stop running when the operator raises off the seat.

To keep engine running when operator is off the seat:

1. Depress clutch and foot brake pedals to stop the vehicle.

2. Move the gearshift lever to the neutral position.

3. Lock park brake.

4. Slowly release clutch and foot brake pedals.

• Engine should continue to run with the operator off the seat.

Towing the Utility Vehicle

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Remove any load from the vehicle cargo box or attachment before towing. Towing a loaded vehicle could cause either vehicle to lose control.

1. Move gearshift lever to the neutral position.


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2. Attach a tow line to oval slot (A) provided on either side of the main frame under the front of the vehicle.

3. Unlock park brake.

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Do not exceed 16 km/h (10 mph) when towing the vehicle. The vehicle is difficult to steer when the engine is not running.

4. Tow vehicle slowly and carefully to desired location.

Towing Loads

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Excessive towed load can cause loss of traction and loss of control on slopes. Stopping distance increases with speed and weight of towed load.

Do not tow a load that exceeds the maximum allowable towing load for this vehicle, as specified in this operator’s manual.

• To provide adequate braking ability and traction, weight of towed load (trailer plus cargo) must never exceed the vehicle payload (operator plus passenger plus cargo box load).

• Do not tow a load that exceeds the maximum allowable towing load for this vehicle, as specified in this operator’s manual.

• Do not tow a load with this vehicle that exceeds 680 kg (1500 lb).

• Do not exceed a tongue weight of 90.7 kg (200 lb).

• Tow load at a speed slow enough to maintain control.


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• Always use rear hitch point (A) provided on and approved for this utility vehicle. This is an approved hitch point; do not modify in any way.

Transporting Utility Vehicle

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Use caution when operating vehicle at transport speeds. Reduce speeds if towed load weighs more than vehicle, and is not equipped with brakes. Consult towed equipment operator’s manual for recommended transport speeds.

Use additional caution when transporting towed loads under adverse surface conditions, especially when turning, and on inclined surfaces.

Use of warning lights and turn signals are recommended when traveling on public roads unless prohibited by state or local regulations. An implement safety lighting kit is available from your John Deere dealer.

1. Drive vehicle forward onto a trailer.

2. Park vehicle safely. (See Parking Safely in the Safety section.)

3. Diesel Models: Turn the fuel shut-off valve to the “OFF” position during transport.

4. Block rear wheels with chocks or wood blocks.

5. Fasten vehicle to trailer with heavy-duty straps, chains, or cables.


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• The tie downs should be attached to oval slots (A) provided on both sides of the main frame under the front of the vehicle and both sides of the hitch assembly (B) at the rear of the vehicle.

• Both front and rear straps must be directed down and outward from the vehicle.

6. When transporting the utility vehicle on a road or highway, use accessory lights and devices for adequate warning to operators of other vehicles. Check local, state, provincial, or federal laws.

Raising and Lowering the Cargo Box

c CAUTION: Avoid injury!

• Make sure the vehicle is on a hard, level surface and the park brake is locked before raising the cargo box. If the vehicle is facing uphill with the cargo box raised, the weight of the cargo box may cause the vehicle to tip.

• Do not perform a service function under a raised attachment without the lift cylinder safety support properly installed.

• Empty all material from the cargo box before servicing the vehicle.

1. Start engine.


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2. Pull and hold back lift cylinder lever (A) to raise cargo box.

NOTE: The lift cylinder will retract and the cargo box will lower with the engine running or the engine stopped.

Pushing the lever down beyond the lower position into the detented float position will cause the box to drop more slowly then in the lower position, as the circuit is restricted to avoid a sudden drop.

3. Push and hold down lever (A) to lower cargo box.

4. Stop engine.

Operating the Cargo Box Tailgate


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1. Pull up and remove each tailgate latch pin (A).

2. Lower tailgate (B).

c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Do not operate the vehicle with the tailgate fully lowered. In a fully lowered position the tailgate will obstruct vehicle taillights causing a possible rear collision.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! The tailgate fully lowered can contact the rear fenders and cause structural damage. Do not operate utility vehicle with the tailgate fully lowered.



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3. Remove spring locking pin (C) and cable (D) from each drilled stud (E) to fully lower tailgate.

Removing the Cargo Box Tailgate

1. Close the tailgate and latch both sides.


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2. Remove two screws (A) and tailgate support plates (B) from each side.

3. Remove spring locking pin (C) and cable (D) from each drilled stud (E).

4. Pull up and remove each tailgate latch pin (F).

5. Remove tailgate.

6. Reverse steps to install tailgate.

Using Mechanical Front Wheel Drive (MFWD)

The bi-directional clutch senses slippage of the rear wheels and engages the mechanical front wheel drive (MFWD) to enable the powertrain to drive all four wheels for improved traction.

If back tires slip during a direction change, or front tires lock-up under hard braking, it is possible to lock-up the bi-directional 4WD clutch in a back-driving condition. This will cause front tires to scrub or drag causing turf damage, poor handling, and if not disengaged may lead to pre-mature front end (MFWD) failure.

To disengage back-driving condition:

• Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.

• Change direction; drive the vehicle 2 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft.).

• Change direction and continue in the desired direction.