Safety Rules - Craftsman 247.797852 Owner's Manual

5 horsepower 3 cutting stage mulching and bagging chipper-shredder
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SAFETY RULES
WARNING:
TO REDUCE
THE POTENTIAL
FOR ANY INJURY,
COMPLY
WITH
THE FOLLOWING
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS.
FAILURE
TO COMPLY
WITH
THE
INSTRUCTIONS
MAY
RESULT
IN
PERSONAL
INJURY.
TRAINING
e Read this owner's manual carefully in its entirety before
attempting to assemble or operate this machine
Be com-
pletely familiar with the corrtrols and the proper use of this
machine before operating it Keep this manual in a safe
place for future and regular reference
and for ordering
replacement parts
e Children must never be allowed to operate this equipment
e No one should operate this unit while intoxicated or while
taking medication that impairs the senses or reactions
e This equipment should never be operated
in the vicinity
of children, pets or other persons
e Never
run your
machine
in an enclosed
area as the
exhaust from the engine contains carbon monoxide, which
is an odorless, tasteless and deadly poisonous gas
e Never place your hands or any part of your body or cloth-
ing inside the feeding chamber, discharge chute, or near
any moving part while the machine or engine is running.
e If it is necessary
for any reason to inspect or repair the
feeding chamber or any part of the machine where a mov-
ing part can come in contact with your body or clothing,
stop the machine,
allow it to cool, disconnect
the spark
plug wire from the spark plug and move it away from the
spark plug before attempting such inspection or repair,
PREPARATION
e Wear safety glasses provided with your unit while operat-
ing the chipper-shredder
to prevent injury from any mate-
rial which may be ejected out of the openings
e Wear proper apparel Avoid wearing loose fitting clothing
Wear gloves when handling material
e HANDLE GASOLINE
WITH CARE as it is an extremely
flammable fuel
e Cbeck the fuel before starting the engine
Do not fill the
fuel tank irrdoors, while the engine is running, or while the
engine is still hot Turn the unit off and let the engine coo!
before refueling
e Fuel your chipper-shredder
in a clean area
Do not
smoke while refueling
e Fuel tank cap must be secure at all times except during
refueling
e Avoid spilling gasoline or oil Wipe the unit clean of any
spilled fuel or oil.
e Store fuel and oil in approved containers,
away from heat
or open flame, and out of reach of children
® This machine should be operated only upon a level surface
e Assure that all screws, nuts and bolts and other fasteners
are properly secured
OPERATION
e When feeding shreddable
material into this equipment,
be extremely careful that pieces of metal, rocks, bottles,
cans or other foreign objects are not included
Personal
irrjury or damage to the machine could result
e If the cutting mechanism
strikes any foreign object or if
your machine should start making an unusual noise or
vibration,
immediately
stop the engine,
disconnect
the
spark plug wire from the spark plug arrd move it away
from the spark plug Allow the machine to stop and take
the following steps:
Inspect for damage
Replace or repair any damaged parts
Check for any loose parts and tighten to assure contin-
ued safe operation
e The engine must be kept clean of debris and other accu-
mulations.
e Do not allow an accumulation
of processed
material
to
build up in the discharge area as this will prevent proper
discharge and can result in kick-back from feed opening
e Never place your hands or any other part of your body or
clothing inside the feeding chamber, discharge chute or
near any moving part while the engine is running
e Keep all guards and deflectors in place arrd in good work-
ing condition to assure continued safe operation
e Always stand clear of the discharge area when operating
this machine
e Keep your face and body back from the feed opening to
avoid accidental bounce back of any material.
e Do not over-reach
Keep proper balance arrd footing at all
times
• The engine governor settings on your machine must not
be altered,
changed,
or tampered
with
The governor
controls the maximum
safe operating
speeds and pro-
tects the engine
and all moving
parts from damage
caused by ovetspeed.
e Do not transport machine while engine is running
e Do not operate engine if air cleaner or cover directly over
carburetor
air intake is removed,
except for adjustment
Removal of such parts could create a fire hazard
MAINTENANCE
AND STORAGE
e When this equipment
is stopped for servicing, inspection,
storage or to change an accessory,
make sure the spark
plug wire is disconnected
from the spark plug and moved
away from the spark
plug
The machine
should
be
allowed
to cool down before making
such irrspection,
adjustments,
service,
etc Maintain
your machine
with
care and keep it clean for the best and continued safe
operation
e Do not use flammable solutions to clean the air filter
e When not in use, your machine should be stored out of
the reach of children
Keep where gasoline fumes will not
reach an open flame or spark
For long periods of stor-
age, refer to the "Storage" section of this manual
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IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. ITI
MEANS--ATTENTION!!! BECOMEALERT!!!
YOURSAFETYIS INVOLVED.

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