Atco ROYALE 20E I/C, ROYALE 24E I/C, ROYALE 30E I/C, CLUB 20 I/C PROFESSIONAL Operating Instructions Manual: Safety Notes

Atco lawn mower operating instructions.
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EURO • Printed in England • GB • F016 L69 838 • CLUB/ROYALE • OSW 08/01
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Warning! Read these instructions carefully, be familiar with
the controls and the proper use of the lawnmower.
Learn how to stop the lawnmower quickly in any emer-
Explanation of symbols on the lawnmower
General hazard safety alert.
Read instruction manual.
Beware of thrown or flying objects to bystanders.
Keep bystanders a safe distance away from the ma-
Remove spark plug lead before maintenance.
Sharp blade(s). Beware of severing toes or fingers.
Wait until all machine components have completely
stopped before touching them. The blades continue to
rotate after the machine is switched off, a rotating blade
can cause injury.
Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions
to use the lawnmower. Local regulations may restrict the age of
the operator.
Never mow while people, especially children or pets, are nearby.
Never pick up or carry the lawnmower while the motor is run-
Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents
or hazards occurring to other people or their property.
Whilst mowing, always wear substantial footwear and long trou-
sers. Do no operate the equipment when barefoot or wearing
open sandals.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the lawnmower is to be used
and remove all objects that may be thrown by the machine.
WARNING – Petrol is highly flammable.
– Store fuel in containers specifically designed for this purpose.
– Refuel outdoors only and do not smoke while refuelling.
– Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the cap of
the fuel tank or add petrol whilst the engine is running or
when the engine is hot.
– If petrol is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine but move
the machine away from the area of spillage and avoid creating
any source of ignition until petrol vapours have dissipated.
– Replace the fuel tank and container caps securely.
– Replace faulty silencers.
– Do not operate the engine in a confined space where danger-
ous carbon monoxide fumes can collect.
– Before using, always visually inspect to see that the blades,
blade bolts and cutter assembly are not worn or damaged. On
multi-bladed lawnmower, take care as rotating one blade
cause other blades to rotate.
Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light.
Avoid operating the lawnmower in wet grass, where feasible.
Always be sure of your footing on slopes.
Walk, never run.
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Safety Notes

Mowing on banks can be dangerous:
– Mow across the face of slopes - never up and down.
– Be particularly careful of your footing on slopes or wet grass.
Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
– Use extreme caution when stepping back or pulling the lawn-
mower towards you. Never cut grass by pulling the mower to-
wards you.
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.
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-
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
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
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-
structions and with feet well away from the blade(s). Do not tilt
the mower when starting.
Do not put hands or feet near, or under, rotating parts while the
lawnmower is being operated.
Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire:
– before checking, cleaning or working on the lawnmower
– after striking a foreign object. Inspect the lawnmower for dam-
age and make repairs before restarting and operating the
– if the lawnmower starts to vibrate abnormally (check immedi-
– before making height of cut adjustment
Stop the engine:
– whenever you leave the machine
– before refuelling
– before clearing blockages
– before making height of cut adjustment
Reduce the throttle setting during engine shut-down.
Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure that the lawn-
mower is in safe working condition.
Replace worn or damaged blades and bolts in sets to preserve bal-
Never store the lawnmower with petrol in the tank inside a build-
ing where fumes may reach open flame or spark.
Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.
To reduce the fire hazard, keep the engine, silencer, battery com-
partment and petrol storage area free of grass, leaves or excessive
Check the grassbox/bag frequently for wear or deterioration.
Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
Go slow when using a trailing seat.
If the fuel tank has be drained, this should be done outdoors.
Be careful during adjustment of the lawnmower to prevent en-
trapment of the feet and hands between moving blades and fixed
parts of the lawnmower.
Ensure replacement parts fitted are ATCO approved.
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