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An Instruction Guide For Using A Commercial Ride On Mower

01 October 2013 |  Posted in Ride On Mowers

Obtaining a commercial ride on mower can make the task for cutting grass very easy and even enjoyable at times. Many people are hesitant to take this step, however, because they believe that using the machine will be too complex for them to get their heads around. We recommend that you just give it a try – you'll probably find that the mower is much easier to use then you thought.

Step 1: Begin by checking the air pressure in all of the tyres and fill them if they're a little low. Then, check that the oil reservoir and fuel tank levels are okay for the task ahead.

Step 2: Get onto the mower and sit down on the seat. Many newer models actually feature safety sensors beneath the seat that will prevent the machine from turning on if there is no weight on it.

Step 3: Make sure that the brake has been properly engaged and that the blades are disengaged. Then, adjust the cutting height of the deck according to your current needs and the grass length.

Step 4: Pull out the choke and move the throttle to the halfway position. Turn the key to the start position and release it as soon as the engine starts. Then, release the choke and increase the throttle to full speed.

Step 5: Disengage the brakes and ease the steering levers (or pedals if your mower is designed similarly to a car) forward. When ready, engage the blades by pulling up on the proper control.

Step 6: Once you have finished, make sure you disengage the blades, throttle down, turn the key to the off position and engage the brakes. This will ensure that an accident doesn't occur.

If you have purchased your very first ride on mower, it's recommended that you read the owner's manual before attempting to use the machine. You should also have a practice go in an open space that is void of any obstacles, as this will ensure that you have confidence when using the mower. And, of course, make sure that you clear obstacles in the grass before you start.

Michael Pollock

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