3) Before attempting to start the engine, disengage all blade attachment clutches
and shift into neutral.
4) Do not use on slopes of more than 10° (17%).
5) Remember there is no such thing as a “safe” slope. Travel on grass slopes
requires particular care. To guard against overturning:
– do not stop or start suddenly when going up or downhill;
– engage the clutch slowly and always keep the machine in gear, especially when
– machine speeds should be kept low on slopes and during tight turns;
– stay alert for humps and hollows and other hidden hazards;
– never mow across the face of the slope.
6) Use care when pulling loads or using heavy equipment:
– use only approved drawbar hitch points;
– limit loads to those you can safely control;
– do not turn sharply. Use care when reversing;
– use counterweight(s) or wheel weights when suggested in the instruction hand-
7) Stop the blades rotating before crossing surfaces other than grass.
8) Never operate the machine with defective guards, or without safety protective
devices in place.
9) Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed the engine. Operating
the engine at excessive speed can increase the hazard of personal injury.
10) Before leaving the operator’s position:
– disengage the power take-off and lower the attachments;
– change into neutral and set the parking brake;
– stop the engine and remove the key.
11) Disengage drive to attachments, stop the engine and remove the ignition key:
– before clearing blockages or unclogging chutes;
– before cleaning, checking or working on the machine;
– after striking a foreign object. Inspect the machine for damage and make repairs
before restarting and operating the equipment;
– If the machine starts to vibrate abnormally (check immediately).
12) Disengage drive to blades when transporting or not in use.
13) Stop the engine and disengage drive to the attachment:
– before refuelling;
– before removing the grass catcher.
14) Reduce the throttle setting during engine run-out and, if the engine is provided
with a shut-off valve, turn the fuel off at the conclusion of mowing.
D) MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
1) Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure the equipment is in safe working
2) Never store the equipment with petrol in the tank inside a building where fumes
may reach an open flame or spark.
3) Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.
4) To reduce the fire hazard, keep the engine, silencer, battery compartment and
petrol storage area free of grass, leaves, or excessive grease.
5) Check the grass catcher frequently for wear or deterioration.
6) Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
7) If the fuel tank has to be drained, this should be done outdoors.
8) On multi-bladed machines, take care as rotating one blade can cause other blades
9) When the machine is to be stored or left unattended, lower the cutting deck.
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