STARTING THE ENGINE
Release the load on the power take-off, or if the engine is equipped with a
transmission, disengage the clutch. If the engine is started with the load engaged, it
imposes an unnecessary strain on the starter and battery.
CAUTION - All internal combustion engines give off various fumes and gases
while running. Do not start or run the engine in a closed or poorly ventilated building
where the exhaust gases can accumulate. Avoid breathing these gases as they may
contain poisonous carbon monoxide which can endanger your health or life if inhaled
steadily for even a few minutes.
Pull the throttle out about ½ inch and the choke out about halfway. Turn the
ignition switch to the ON position. Push the starter button. After the engine starts,
decrease the throttle setting and adjust the choke for fast idle warm-up. When the engine
is at normal operating temperature, push the choke in all the way.
CAUTION - If the engine stalls or falters in starting, wait three or four seconds
before re-engaging starter. This will prevent possible damage to the starter or engine.
The starter should not be operated for periods longer than 30 seconds at a time.
An interval of at least two minutes should be observed between such cranking periods to
protect the starter from overheating.
Pull the throttle out about ½ inch and the choke all the way out. Turn the ignition
switch to the ON position. Press the starter button. When the engine starts, adjust the
choke setting to keep the engine running smoothly. When the engine is at normal
operating temperature, push the choke in all the way.
To assure satisfactory operation in cold weather, allow approximately five minutes
for engine warm-up before engaging load.