Engage the starter by pulling the ignition switch to the ON position and depress
the starter button. Release the button when the engine starts.
The choke control is connected to the carburetor and op-crates the choke
butterfly to enrich the fuel mixture on cold starts. Pulling the control out closes the choke
and pushing it in opens the choke.
The power take-off control handle allows engagement and disengagement t,1 the
power take-off clutch.
On Funk units, moving the lever away from the engine engages the clutch.
When moving the handle to engage the clutch and pick up the load, do so in a
smooth manner. .Moving the clutch handle too slowly will cause slippage and wear, while
moving it too fast will cause quick engagement and possible damage to the power take-
off, engine or driven equipment.
Oil Pressure Gauge
The oil pressure gauge registers the lubricating system pressure in pounds-per-
square-inch and should be frequently checked to ensure that the system is functioning
correctly. Normally the pressure registered by the gauge should remain constant for a
given engine speed (see Specifications).
Should the pressure fluctuate or drop, stop the engine and find the cause. Do not
operate the engine at lower than normal oil pressures.
This instrument registers the charging current which is being passed to the
battery by the alternator. It also registers a discharge equivalent to the amount of current
being used by the electrical equipment when the alternator is not charging.