Remove the two spark plugs and pour about a tablespoon of clean
engine oil into the cylinders. In order to distribuite the oil in the cylin-
ders evenly, crank the engine during 1 or 2 seconds using the
starter motor, turning the starter key; then reinstall the spark plugs
Petrol is highly flammable. Store the fuel in
special containers. Always put the tank and fuel container
caps back on and tighten well.
The battery must be kept in a cool and dry place.
Before a long storage period (more than 1 month), always charge
the battery, only with the specific charger supplied with your ma-
chine, and then recharge before using again (
The next time the machine is used, check that there are no fuel leaks
from the tubes or carburettor.
5.4.13 Card protection device
The electronic card has a self-resetting protector which breaks the
circuit if there is a fault in the electrical system. It results in the stop-
ping of the engine and an audible signal which can only be stopped
by removing the key.
The circuit automatically resets after a few seconds but the cause
of the fault should be ascertained and dealt with to avoid re-activating
the protection device.
To avoid activating the protection device:
– do not reverse the leads on the battery terminals;
– do not use the machine without its battery or damage may be
caused to the charging regulator;
– be careful not to cause short-circuits.
5.5 USING ON SLOPING GROUND
Only mowing in any case on
the maximum gradients al-
ready mentioned (max 10° -
17%), lawns on a slope have
to be mowed moving up and
down and never across them,
taking great care when
changing direction that the
highest wheels do not hit obstacles (such as stones, branches,
roots, etc.) that may cause the machine to slide sideways, tip over
or otherwise cause loss of control.
REDUCE SPEED BEFORE ANY CHANGE OF
DIRECTION ON SLOPES, and always engage the parking
brake before leaving the machine stopped and unattended.
Take care when beginning forward move-
ment on sloping ground to prevent the risk of tipping up.
Reduce the forward speed before going on a slope, particu-
Never use reverse to reduce speed going
downhill. control of the machine may be lost, particularly on
Never ride the machine on slopes in neu-
tral gear or with the clutch out! Always engage a low gear
before leaving the machine stopped and unattended.
Go down slopes without touching the pedal (
advantage of the braking effect of the hydrostatic drive when the
transmission is not engaged.
If the machine must be transported on a lorry
or trailer car, use access ramps having proper strength,
width and length. Load the machine with the engine turned
off, without driver and only pushed by a proper number of
people. Lower the cutting deck, engage the parking brake and
properly secure the machine to the means of transportation
with cables or chains during transportation.
5.7 ADVICE ON HOW TO OBTAIN A GOOD CUT
To keep a lawn green and soft with a good appearance, it
should be cut regularly and without damaging the grass.
It is always better to cut the grass when dry.
The blades must be in good condition and well sharpened so
that the grass is cut straight without any ragged edge that leads
to yellowing at the ends.
The engine must run at full speed, both to ensure a sharp cut
of the grass and to get the necessary thrust to push the cuttings
through the collector channel.
The frequency of mowing should be in relation to the rate of
growth of the grass, which should not be left to grow too much
between one cut and the next.
During hot and dry periods, the grass should be cut a little higher
to prevent the gro und
from drying out.
If the grass is very tall,
it should be cut twice in
a twenty-four hour pe-
riod. The first time with
the blades at maximum
height, possibly reduc-
ing the cutting width,
and the second cut at
the desired height.
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