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The locks outs fit in a groove, once you are ready to use unit, the rings/levers have to be moved out of the slots that hold them, and returned to the working position. Did the move? Or did not go far enough??
Do you have the operating manual?
did you get them to move back to the engaged position?
So drive belt for forward and reverse/ steering is off? That will do it!