Safety - Craftsman 486.24839 Owner's Manual

40"- 2 stage snow thrower tractor attachment
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Any power equipment
can cause injury if operated
improperly
or if the user does not understand
hew to operate
the equipment.
Exercise
caution
at all times,
when using power equipment.
Read this owner's manual carefully
and know how
to operate your snow thrower and how to stop the
unit and disengage
the controls quickly.
Never allow children to operate the equipment.
Never allow adults to operate the equipment
without proper instruction.
Keep the area of operation
clear of all persons,
especially
small children, and pets.
Thoroughly
inspect the area where the equipment
is to be used and remove all door mats, sleds,
boards, wires and other foreign objects.
Disengage
all clutches and shift into neutral before
starting engine.
Do not operate equipment
without wearing ad-
equate winter outer garments.
Wear substantial
footwear which will protect feet
and improve footing on slippery surfaces.
Check fuel before starting the engine. Do not
remove the fuel cap or fill the fuel tank while the
engine is running or hot. Do not fill the fuel tank
indoors. Gasoline is an extremely flammable
fuel.
Make sure the snow thrower height is adjusted to
clear the type surface it will be used on.
Do not use the snow thrower without the rear
weight attached to the tractor.
Never make any adjustments
while the engine is
running.
Always wear safety glasses or eye shield during
operation
or while performing
and adjustment
or
repair.
Do not place hand or feet near rotating parts. Keep
clear of the discharge opening at all times.
Use extreme
caution when operating
on or crossing
gravel surfaces.
Do not carry passengers.
After striking
a foreign object, stop the engine,
remove the wire from the spark plug and then
thoroughly
inspect the snow thrower for damage.
Repair any damage before restarting
and operating
the snow thrower.
If the snow thrower starts to vibrate abnormally,
stop the engine immediately
and check for the
cause. Vibration
is generally a warning of trouble.
Stop the engine whenever you leave the operating
position,
before unclogging
the snow thrower or
making any adjustments
or inspections.
Take all possible precautions
when leaving the unit
unattended.
Disengage
the attachment
clutch lever
or switch, lower the snow thrower,
shift into neutral,
set the parking brake, stop the engine and remove
the key.
When cleaning,
repairing or inspecting,
make
certain all moving parts have stopped. Disconnect
the spark plug wire and keep it away from the plug
to prevent accidental
starting.
Do not run engine indoors except when transport-
ing the snow thrower in or out of the building. Open
the outside doors. Exhaust fumes are dangerous.
Do not clear snow across the face of slopes.
Exercise extreme caution when changing
direction
on slopes. Do not attempt to clear steep slopes.
Refer to the slope guide on page 27 of this manual.
Never operate the snow thrower without guards,
plates or other safety protection
devices in place.
Never operate the snow thrower near glass enclo-
sures, automobiles,
window wells, drop offs etc.
without proper adjustment
of the snow thrower
discharge
angle.
Never direct discharge
at bystanders
or allow
anyone in front of the snow thrower.
Never run the snow thrower into material at high
speeds.
Do not overload the machine capacity by attempt-
ing to clear snow at too fast a rate.
Never operate the machine at high transport
speed
on slippery surfaces.
Look behind and use care
when backing.
Watch for traffic and stay alert when crossing or
operating
near roadways.
Disengage
power to the snow thrower when trans-
porting or when not in use.
Use only attachments
and accessories
approved
by
the manufacturer
of the snow thrower (such as
wheel weights,
counter weights,
cabs etc.)
Never operate the snow thrower without good
visibility or light.
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Look for this symbol
to point out important
safety precautions.
It mean--Attention!!
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Become
alert!!
Your safety is involved.
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