why is it directions are soooooo hard to understand...? a foolish question-- i already know teh answer-- engineers with their logic put together a lovely machine often with a few "but at the same time i could also make it.......xxxxx" then they give it to the english department-- with their perfect spelling, paragraphing and semi colons-- often translated into french chinese and spanish depending on how you unfold the instruction sheet- then to save -- i am not sure what-- they include the instructions for model numbers 736G284b with 736G284a on the same paper-- teh difference is on model " b" you turn lever 14 left-- and on model " a " you turn it right- all teh safety instructions about electrucution and INJURING child operators are the same for both. so you get out the manual and it helpfully informs you that the model number is on the back side underneath a covering which can be easily removed with a star shaped screw driver.
i have owned a tractor for 100 years-- a big orange thing- turn the key, it starts, moves foraard, baCKWARD, MOVE THE LEVER AND IT PICKS UP ANYTHING HEAVY AND DUMPS IT WHEN TOLD TO DO SO. TRUN THE KEY OFF, DROP THE BUCKET AND YOU ARE DONE. EASIER THAN ANY SEWING MACHINE I WAS EVER FORCED TO USE....
THEN I BOUTGHT A SMALLER ORANGE THING- WHICH WAS CHEAPER, PICKED UP SMALLER THINGS AND CUT TEH GRASS.- BUD DROVE IT .. MARK DROVE IT.. AND I GOT ON IT AND TURNED THE KEY--- IT ROARED INTO LIFE WITH ALL TEH ENTHUSIASM OF A BRAND NEW BATTERY. I WIGGELED THE FOOT THING WHICH MADE THE BIG TRACTOR GO FORWARD...AND IT DID-- ABOTU 2 INCHES. CLUNK-- MUST BE THAT THE BUCKET IS DOWN AND STUCK... MOVE LEVER TO RAISE BUCKET... WIGGLE... CLUNK... NOTHING.
OK,,,, THINK.... ON THE BIG TRACTOR TEHR IS A LEVER AND HOOK THAT PREVENTS THE BACKHOE FROM DOING UNEXPECTED THINGS LIKE SWINGING SIDEWAYS AND WIPING OUT PARKED CARS.. TEH CLUNK SOUNDED LIKE THAT.
THERE WERE 3 LEVERS WITH A CUTE PICTURE OF A LOCK OPEN AND LOCK CLOSED OK.. I COULD UNDERSTAND THAT..
NOW COMES THE HARD PART.. I KNOW THAT SOME OF THESE TRACTORS BRAG ABOUT HOW EASY IT IS TO PUT THINGS ON THEM AND TAKE THEM OFF... LIKE THE FRONT BUCKET... WHICH WAS THE ONLY THING ON THIS MACHINE AT THE MOMENT.
DID THE "LOCKED" MEAN THAT THE BUCKET WAS LOCKED IN PLACE READY TO USE--- OR ONE OF THOSE "BUT WE CAN" EXTRAS WHERE LOCKED MEANS IT IS LOCKED TO PREVENT THE UNINTENDED USE.
THE POSITION OF THOSE LEVERS MEANT IT WOULD TRY BUT WAS UNABLE TO MOVE- CAUSING ME TO MAKE RANDOM DECISIONS- IN MATH THAT WOU LD BE PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS OF TEH 3 LEVERS
1 AND 3 LOCKED..2 UNLOCKED--- OR 1 UNLOCKED QND 2 AND 3 LOCKED-
I FORGET TEH MATH FORMULA BUT HTERE IS A BIG NUMBER OF COMBINATIONOF 3 THIGNS EVEN WHEN ORDER DOES NOT COUNT
UNLOCKING ALL 3 NEARLY MADE TEH LOADER FALL OFF- NEARLY--- WHICH MEANT IT WAS NOW NOT STRAIGHT -LUCKILY CHIP WAS HERE ..... WE GOT TEH MANUAL OUT-- IT DID NOT HELP BECUASE IT NEVER DEFINED TEH PIECES THAT IT TALKED ABOUT... HE STTRUGGELED AND GOT THE BUCKET STRAIGHT AGAIN.. AND I WIGGLED LEVERS- ALL OF A SUDDEN IT DECIDED TO GO... AND WORKED PERFECTLY.. I STILL HAVE NO CLUE WHY-- SO WE NEED A SIGN ON ALL THOSE LOCK AND UNLOCK LEVERS "DO NOT LEVER"
MEANWHILE....... THE GRASS GROWETH !!