King Kutter Rotary Mower User Manual
OPERATIONAL SAFETY continued...
Pass rotary mower diagonally through sharp dips and avoid sharp drops to
prevent “hanging up” tractor and rotary mower. Practice will improve your
skills in maneuvering on rough terrain. Always cut down slopes, never across
the face. Always check tractor manual for proper use on slopes.
When using a unit, a minimum 20% of tractor and equipment weight must be
on tractor front wheels. Without this weight, the tractor could tip over, caus-
ing personal injury or death. The weight may be attained with a front- end
loader, front wheel weights, ballast in the tires or front tractor weights. When
attaining a minimum 20% of tractor and equipment weight on the front wheels,
you must not exceed the ROPS weight certification. Weigh the tractor and
equipment. Do not guess or estimate!
Comply with state and local laws governing highway safety and movement
of farm machinery on public roads.
The use of flashing amber lights is acceptable in most localities. However,
some localities prohibit their use. Local laws should be checked for all
lighting and marking requirements.
At all times, when driving the tractor and equipment on the road or highway
under 20mph (32kph) use flashing amber warning lights and a slow moving
vehicle (SMV) identification emblem. Do not exceed 20 mph (32 kph). Re-
duce speed on rough roads and surfaces.
Plan your route to avoid heavy traffic.
Always install transport locks, pins or brackets before transporting.
Do not drink and drive.
Be a safe and courteous driver. Always yield to oncoming traffic in all situa-
tions, including narrow bridges, intersections, etc. Watch for traffic when
operating near or crossing roadways.
Turn curves or go up or down hills only at a low speed and at a gradual
steering angle. Make certain that a least 20% of the tractor’s weight is on
the front wheels to maintain safe steerage. Slow down on rough or uneven
surface. Always check tractor manual for proper use on slopes.
Use extreme care and maintain minimum ground and when operating close
to ditches or fences. Be careful when turning sharp corners.
Never allow riders on either tractor or mower.