Review and follow all safety rules and safety
Check that all safety decals are installed and in
Replace if damaged.
Check to make sure all shields and guards
are properly installed and in good condition.
Be sure that either the discharge shield or
complete vacuum attachment is installed.
Check that all hardware is properly installed.
Check that equipment is properly and securely
attached to power unit.
Check to be sure engine is free of dirt and
debris. Pay particular attention to the cooling
fins, governor parts and muffler. Clean air
Check air cleaner; service if
Never allow riders.
Inspect area and remove stones, branches or
other hard objects that might be thrown,
causing injury or damage.
Clean area around oil fill dipstick.
dipstick and check to be sure oil is in operating
range (between marks on dipstick). Add oil if
necessary but Do Not Overfill.
assembly firmly until cap bottoms out on tube.
Dipstick assembly must always be secured into
fill tube when engine is running.
Check all lubrication points and grease as
instructed in manual.
Check hydrostatic fluid level. Check to be sure
cooling fins on hydrostat are clean.
Perform a functional check of the safety
interlock system each time you operate the