E100 Tractor mowing
Steering wheel and controls
Instruments and controls
The contoured dash has clean, attractive styling:
Controls are color coded and labeled for easy identification by the operator.
Controls are logically placed and easy to reach.
The hourmeter makes it easy to tell when oil changes and other maintenance should be performed.
The service reminder feature will indicate that a general lubrication or mower/engine service interval has been reached.
When service is required, arrows will periodically flash for two hours.
Functional design of the controls provides good appearance and a comfortable feel.
Mower deck height adjustment
Mower deck height adjustment lever
A spring-assisted, low-effort lift lever simplifies setting and adjusting the mower cut height:
Parking brake control
Parking brake lever
Brake/parking brake pedal
The parking brake control is conveniently located on the tractor pedestal for easy access. It holds the brake pedal securely in the locked position.
Manual power take-off (PTO)
PTO engagement lever
The mower deck is engaged with the easy-to-see and easy-to-use yellow lever above the dashboard. Its placement on the right side leaves a lot of room on the left, the entry side of the tractor, for the operator to get on and off the tractor.
Reverse implement option (RIO)
Mowing while backing up is strongly discouraged.
The operator who deems it necessary to keep the mower (or other implement) engaged while backing up should first bring the tractor to a stop and look behind the tractor to be sure there are no bystanders. Then actuate (push in) the RIO button. The RIO button must be held down in the reverse implement position as the shift lever is moved into reverse (reverse foot pedal is depressed on models with a hydrostatic transmission).
The operator may then release the button and the mower will continue to operate while backing up and also when resuming forward operation. This procedure must be repeated the next time the operator chooses to keep the mower engaged while backing up. If the mower power take-off (PTO) is engaged and the operator shifts into reverse or depresses the reverse pedal prior to pressing the RIO button, ignition to the engine will be shut off. The engine will stop unless the operator either pushes on the RIO switch or shifts out of reverse.
If the engine does stop, the operator must return the mower engagement (PTO) switch or lever to the off position, depress the brake pedal, and then turn the ignition switch to restart the engine.