King Kutter Free Floating User Manual
FINISHING MOWER OPERATION
Before each use perform the maintenance described in maintenance section
Read, understand, and follow the information on safety training, preparation,
starting and stopping safety, operational safety, transport safety warning sec-
tions of this manual (pages 11 thru 16)
With tractor running, lower finishing mower to ground so that the swivel links
are parallel to the ground. This allows the free-floating hitch system to follow
the contour of the ground, thus mowing evenly on uneven terrain.
With the tractor at idle RPM, engage PTO and slowly advance throttle to 540
PTO RPM. NOTE: Finishing mower designed to run at 540 PTO RPM only.
Select a low gear for the tractor and begin to mow. Tractor ground speed is to be
controlled by gear selection only and not engine speed. Tractor ground speed
should allow finishing mower to maintain 540 PTO RPM and thus maximum blade
NOTE: Do not allow the tractor engine or finishing mower to bog down or stall.
This causes undue wear and tear on the mower and tractor. If this continues to
happen reduce ground speed and raise cutting height of finishing mower. Never
attempt to clean out a plugged discharge chute until the tractor has been shut
down and the mower blades have completely stopped.
After each use clean all debris from the top and bottom of the finishing mower.
Replace any missing or illegible safety decals. Inspect for any damaged or worn
parts and replace before next use. Store finishing mower in a dry environment.