King Kutter 999995 User Manual
Never operate the tractor and tiller until you have read and completely understand this manual,
the Tractor Operator’s Manual, and each of the safety messages found on the safety signs on
the tractor and tiller.
Personal protection equipment including hardhat, safety glasses, safety shoes, and gloves
are recommended during assembly, installation, operation, adjustment, maintenance, re-
pairing, removal, or moving the implement. Do not allow long hair, loose fitting clothing, or
jewelry to be around equipment.
PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO LOUD NOISE MAY CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING
LOSS! Tractors with or without tillers attached can often be noisy enough to cause per-
manent, partial hearing loss. We recommend that you wear hearing protection on a full-
time basis if the noise in the operator’s position exceeds 80 db. Noise over 80 db on a
long-term basis can cause severe hearing loss. Noise over 90 db adjacent to the opera-
tor over a long-term basis may cause permanent, total hearing loss. NOTE: Hearing
loss from loud noise (from tractors, chain saws, radios, and other such sources close to
the ear) is cumulative over a lifetime without hope of natural recovery.
Operate the tiller only with a tractor equipped with an approved Roll-Over-Protective Sys-
tem (ROPS). Always wear your seat belt. Serious injury or even death could result from
falling off the tractor — particularly during a turnover when the operator could be pinned
under the ROPS or the tractor.
Clear area to be tilled of stones, branches or other debris that might be thrown or en-
tangled in the tiller, causing injury or damage.
Operate only in daylight or good artificial light.
Ensure tiller is properly mounted, adjusted and in good operating condition.
Ensure that all safety shielding and safety signs are properly installed and in good condi-
STARTING AND STOPPING SAFETY
Check the tractor master shield over the PTO stub shaft. Make sure it is in good condi-
tion and fastened securely to the tractor. Purchase a new shield if old shield is damaged
All tractors that are not equipped with a “live” power takeoff (PTO) need to be equipped
with an over-running PTO clutch. These are available through most farm equipment stores.
NOTE: The addition of an over-running PTO clutch may change the length of the PTO
driveline required. Pay extra attention to the instructions on the PTO Driveline Installa-
tion. Be sure that the driveline system guarding is adequate.
Tiller operating power is supplied from the tractor PTO. Refer to your tractor manual for
PTO engagement and disengagement instructions. Know how to stop tractor and tiller
quickly in case of an emergency.
When engaging PTO, the engine RPM should always be at idle speed. Once engaged
and ready to start tilling, raise PTO speed to 540-RPM and maintain throughout tilling