King Kutter Free Floating User Manual
OPERATIONAL SAFETY continued...
Never allow the cutting blade to contact such items. Cut material higher
at first, allowing finishing mower to clear hidden objects. Never assume
an area is clear. Always Check!
Always stop the tractor, disengage PTO, set brake, shut off the tractor
engine, remove the ignition key, lower implement to the ground and allow
cutter blades to come to a complete stop before dismounting tractor.
Never leave equipment unattended with the tractor running.
Never place hands or feet under mower with tractor engine running or
before you are sure all motion has stopped. Stay clear of all moving
Do not reach or place any part of your body under equipment until it is
Do not allow riders on the finishing mower or tractor at anytime. There is
no safe place for any riders.
Do not operate unless all personnel, livestock, and pets are several hun-
dred feet away to prevent injury by thrown objects. Never direct dis-
charge chute toward anyone.
Never operate tractor and finishing mower under trees with low hanging
limbs. Operators can be knocked off the tractor and then run over by the
The rotating parts of this machine have been designed and tested for
rugged use. However, they could fail upon impact with heavy, solid ob-
jects such as steel guardrails and concrete abutment. Such impact could
cause the broken objects to be thrown outward at very high velocities. To
reduce the possibility of property damage, serious injury, or even death,
never allow the cutting blades to contact such obstacles.
Stop mower and tractor immediately upon striking an obstruction. Turn
engine off, remove key, inspect and repair any damage before resuming
Stay alert for uneven terrain, holes, rocks, and roots and other hidden
hazards. Keep away from drop-offs and hazards that could cause roll
over. Use extreme care and maintain minimum ground speed when trans-
porting or operating on hillsides, over rough ground and when operating
close to ditches or fences. Be careful and slow down when turning sharp
corners and changing direction on slopes. Do not start or stop suddenly
on slopes. Avoid operation on steep slopes. In extremely uneven terrain,
rear wheels weights, front tractor weight, and/or tire ballast should be
used to improve stability.