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In case you’ve recently bought a brand new Cub Cadet riding grass mower and you don’t know where to begin, here is a quick outline of lawn mower basics to get you going. You’ll discover many tips and tricks for your lawn mower to keep your equipment running solid as the years go by. Prior to starting any maintenance of your Cub Cadet lawn mower, be sure that your mower is on a flat, level surface. 

Understanding lawn mower basics 

Here are a few steps you can follow to learn the basics of your lawn mower and its how-to:

Step 1 – Connect the battery cables on your Cub Cadet lawn mower 

First, remove the red battery terminal cover from the red terminal and then connect the red cable to the positive terminal. Then, remove the black battery terminal cover from the black terminal and connect the black cable to the negative terminal. When the two cables are connected, place the red cap on the positive terminal. Don’t let the wrench interact with any metal. 

Step 2 – Check the oil on your riding lawn mower before each use 

Check your engine’s oil level with the dipstick before each use, since excessively little or a lot of oil can harm your motor. Be sure to look at the oil quality every now and then to know when it should be changed.

Step 3 – Fill the fuel tank 

Using gasoline blended in with a stabilizer, to increase the lifespan of the gas, fill the gas tank before each use so you don’t run out while cutting. On the off chance that you do run out, wait until the motor cools before adding new fuel.

Step 4 – Know lawn mower basics before starting your Cub Cadet riding lawn mower 

To start the mower, make sure you are seated on the mower. In the event that you are too far forward, the mower may not start. Draw in the parking brake. Check to be certain the PTO switch is in the “off” position, and initiate the choke.

Step 5 – Start your riding lawn mower 

Turn the key into the start position. When the mower has started, release the key and permit it to get back to the “on” position.

Step 6 – Operate your Cub Cadet riding mower with our lawn mower help tips 

To start driving your mower, shift the throttle to the rabbit position. Move the shift lever forward, press the brake pedal to engage the brake, and press the drive pedal to speed up. 

Step 7 – Activate cruise control (on appropriate models) 

Your LTX 1040 riding grass mower is furnished with cruise control. When you accomplish an ideal cutting pace, delicately press the cruise control switch descending and stand firm on it in that situation. Gradually release your foot from the drive pedal, and when you’re done discharge the cruise control switch. You can’t draw in cruise control at the fastest drive speed. Never try to draw in cruise control while in reverse.

Step 8 – Release cruise control for complicated turns, smaller lawns or when anyone is nearby 

To separate the cruise control on your Cub Cadet riding lawn mower, press either the drive pedal or brake pedal. 

Step 9 – Engage lawn mower blades 

To connect with the sharp edges, be certain that your choke or throttle is in the rabbit position. Then, push the PTO or blade engage lever forward into the “on” position. 

Step 10 – Learn how to operate your riding lawn mower in reverse 

Appropriately working your mower backward is perhaps the main lawn mower essential. To set the mower in reverse mode, reach a stand-still and turn the blades off. Push the brake pedal down and move the shift lever into the reverse position. Finally, turn the key to the reverse/caution mode. Push the PTO/blade lever to the on position to connect with the edges. Prior to pushing the drive pedal, check the region down and behind your riding lawn mower to ensure there are no hurdles or objects in your way. 

Step 11 – Perform proper lawn mower maintenance 

Before each time you cut, check your air filter for some loose or damaged parts. We suggest  that the air filter, spark plugs, oil and oil filters are replaced each year when you set up your mower for off-season storage.

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If you’re looking to buy a riding lawn mower for your lawn to keep it tidy and maintained, but you are confused which dealer to pick or don’t have enough money for it right now, we’d recommend visiting our website. We offer power equipment at affordable rates and also provide financing — that’s right, we’ll offer you Cub Cadet financing to get your favorite mower!

Also, there are numerous accessories and attachments available with us for sale along with your brand new Cub Cadet mower, where our easy process for Cub Cadet financing becomes the “cherry on the top”. Stop by our outlet or visit our website!