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Atco ROYALE 20E I/C, ROYALE 24E I/C, ROYALE 30E I/C, CLUB 20 I/C PROFESSIONAL Operating Instructions Manual Page 13

Atco lawn mower operating instructions.
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EURO • Printed in England • GB • F016 L69 838 • CLUB/ROYALE • OSW 08/01
CLUB/ROYALE - Buch Seite 1 Dienstag, 7. August 2001 2:41 14
Safety Notes
Warning! Read these instructions carefully, be familiar with
Mowing on banks can be dangerous:
the controls and the proper use of the lawnmower.
– Mow across the face of slopes - never up and down.
Learn how to stop the lawnmower quickly in any emer-
– Be particularly careful of your footing on slopes or wet grass.
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
Explanation of symbols on the lawnmower
Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
General hazard safety alert.
– Use extreme caution when stepping back or pulling the lawn-
mower towards you. Never cut grass by pulling the mower to-
wards you.
Read instruction manual.
Stop the blades if the lawnmower has to be tilted for transporta-
tion when crossing surfaces other than grass and when transport-
ing the lawnmower to and from the area to be mowed.
Beware of thrown or flying objects to bystanders.
Do not tilt the lawnmower when starting or switching on the mo-
tor, except if the lawnmower has to be tilted for starting in long
grass. In this case, do not tilt it more than absolutely necessary
and lift only the part which is away from the operator. Always en-
Keep bystanders a safe distance away from the ma-
sure that both hands are in the operating position before returning
the mower to the ground.
Never operate the lawnmower with defective guards, or without
Remove spark plug lead before maintenance.
the grassbox in place.
Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed the en-
gine. Operating an engine at excessive speed may increase the
Sharp blade(s). Beware of severing toes or fingers.
hazard of personal injury.
Disengage all blade and clutches before starting the engine.
Start the engine or switch on the motor carefully according to in-
Wait until all machine components have completely
structions and with feet well away from the blade(s). Do not tilt
stopped before touching them. The blades continue to
the mower when starting.
rotate after the machine is switched off, a rotating blade
Do not put hands or feet near, or under, rotating parts while the
can cause injury.
lawnmower is being operated.
Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions
to use the lawnmower. Local regulations may restrict the age of
Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire:
the operator.
– before checking, cleaning or working on the lawnmower
Never mow while people, especially children or pets, are nearby.
– after striking a foreign object. Inspect the lawnmower for dam-
age and make repairs before restarting and operating the
Never pick up or carry the lawnmower while the motor is run-
Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents
– if the lawnmower starts to vibrate abnormally (check immedi-
or hazards occurring to other people or their property.
Whilst mowing, always wear substantial footwear and long trou-
– before making height of cut adjustment
sers. Do no operate the equipment when barefoot or wearing
Stop the engine:
open sandals.
– whenever you leave the machine
Thoroughly inspect the area where the lawnmower is to be used
– before refuelling
and remove all objects that may be thrown by the machine.
– before clearing blockages
WARNING – Petrol is highly flammable.
– before making height of cut adjustment
– Store fuel in containers specifically designed for this purpose.
Reduce the throttle setting during engine shut-down.
– Refuel outdoors only and do not smoke while refuelling.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure that the lawn-
– Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the cap of
mower is in safe working condition.
the fuel tank or add petrol whilst the engine is running or
when the engine is hot.
Replace worn or damaged blades and bolts in sets to preserve bal-
– If petrol is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine but move
the machine away from the area of spillage and avoid creating
Never store the lawnmower with petrol in the tank inside a build-
any source of ignition until petrol vapours have dissipated.
ing where fumes may reach open flame or spark.
– Replace the fuel tank and container caps securely.
Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.
– Replace faulty silencers.
To reduce the fire hazard, keep the engine, silencer, battery com-
partment and petrol storage area free of grass, leaves or excessive
– Do not operate the engine in a confined space where danger-
ous carbon monoxide fumes can collect.
Check the grassbox/bag frequently for wear or deterioration.
– Before using, always visually inspect to see that the blades,
blade bolts and cutter assembly are not worn or damaged. On
Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
multi-bladed lawnmower, take care as rotating one blade
Go slow when using a trailing seat.
cause other blades to rotate.
If the fuel tank has be drained, this should be done outdoors.
Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light.
Be careful during adjustment of the lawnmower to prevent en-
Avoid operating the lawnmower in wet grass, where feasible.
trapment of the feet and hands between moving blades and fixed
Always be sure of your footing on slopes.
parts of the lawnmower.
Walk, never run.
Ensure replacement parts fitted are ATCO approved.
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