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Safe Operation
Practices
for Snow Throwers
Training
1.
Read the operating and service instruction manual care-
fully. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper
use of the equipment.
Know how to stop the unit and
disengage the controls quickly.
2.
Never allow children to operate the equipment.
Never
allow adults to operate the equipment
without proper
instruction.
3.
Keeptheareaofoperationclearofallpersons,
particularly
small children, and pets.
4.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling, especially
when operating in reverse.
Preparation
1.
Thoroughly
inspect the area where the equipment is to
be used and remove all doormats, sleds, boards, wires
and other foreign objects.
2.
Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before start-
ing the engine.
3.
Do not operate the equipment without wearing adequate
winter garments. Wear footwear which will improve footing
on slippery surfaces.
4.
Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable.
a) Use an approved fuel container.
b) Never add fuel to a running or hot engine.
c) Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care.
Never fill fuel tank indoors.
d) Replace gasoline caps securely and wipe up spilled fuel.
5.
Use a grounded three-wire plug-in for all units with electric
drive motors or electric starting motors.
6.
Adjust the collector housing height to clear gravel or
crushed rock surface.
7.
Never attempt to make any adjustments while the engine
is running (except where specifically recommended
by
manufacturer).
8.
Let engine and machine adjust to outdoor temperatures
before starting to clear snow.
9.
The operation
of any powered machine can result in
foreign objects being thrown into the eyes. Always wear
safety glasses or eye shields during operation or while
performing an adjustment or repair.
Operation
1.
Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
2.
Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing
gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards
or traffic.
3.
After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, remove
the wire from the spark plug, thoroughly inspect the snow
thrower for any damage and repair the damage before
restarting and operating the snow thrower.
4.
If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the
engine and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is
generally a warning of trouble.
5.
Stop the engine whenever you leave the operating posi-
tion, before unclogging the collector/impeller
housing or
discharge guide and when making any repairs, adjust-
ments or inspections.
6.
When cleaning, repairing,
or inspecting
make certain
the collector/impeller
and all moving parts have stopped.
Disconnect the spark plug wire, and keep the wire away
from the plug to prevent accidental starting. Disconnect
the cable on electric motors.
7.
Do not run the engine indoors, except when starting it -
and for moving the snow thrower in or out of the building.
Open the outside doors; exhaust fumes are dangerous. 3
8.
Do not clear snow across the face of slopes. Exercise
extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. Do
not attempt to clear steep slopes.
9.
Never operate the snow thrower without proper guards,
plates or other safety protective devices in place.
10. Never operate the snow thrower near glass enclosures,
automobiles, window wells, drop-offs, etc. without proper
adjustment of the snow discharge angle. Keep children
and pets away.
Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting to
clear snow at too fast a rate.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Never operate the machine at high transport speeds on
slippery surfaces. Use care when reversing.
Never direct discharge at bystanders or allow anyone in
front of the unit.
Disengage power to the collector/impeller
when snow
thrower is transported
or not in use.
Use only attachments and accessories approved by the
manufacturer of the snow thrower (such as wheel weights,
counterweights,
cabs, etc.).
Never operate the snow thrower without good visibility
or light. Always be sure of your footing, and keep a firm
hold on the handles. Walk; never run.
Maintenance
and Storage
1.
Checkshear bolts, engine mounting bolts, etc., atfrequent
intervals for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is
in safe working condition.
2.
Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank inside
a building where ignition sources are present such as hot
water and space heaters, clothes dryers, etc. Allow the
engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.
3.
Always refer to owner's guide instructions for important
details if the snow thrower is to be stored for an extended
period.
4.
Maintain or replace safety and instructions
labels, as
necessary.
5.
Run the machine a few minutes after throwing snow to
prevent freeze-up of the collector/impeller.
Sichere
Bedienung
einer
Schnee-
fr se
Vorkenntnisse
1.
Lesen Sie die Bedienungs- und Wartungsanleitung
sorg-
fb,ltig. Machen Sie sich sorgf_ltigst
mit den Steuerete-
menten und dem sachgemb.FJen Gebrauch des Ger_tes
vertraut. Eignen Sie sich die F_higkeit an, das Ger_t schnell
stoppen und die Steuerelemente
schnell abschalten zu
k6nnen.
2.
Kindern darfdie Bedienung des Ger_tes unter keinen Um-
st_nden gestattet werden. Bedienung des Ger_tes durch
Erwachsene, die nicht sachgem_6 eingewiesen wurden,
darf unter keinen Umst_nden gestattet werden.
3.
Halten Sie den Verwendungsbereich
frei von jegtichen
Personen, insbesondere von kteinen Kindern, und von
Haustieren.
4.
Gehen Sie vor allem bei der Bedienung im R0ckw_rts-
gang vorsichtig vor, um Ausrutschen
oder Hinfalten zu
vermeiden.
Vorbereitung
1.
Inspizieren Sie sorgfb,ltig den Bereich, in dem das Ger_t
verwendet werden soil, und entfernen Sie alte T0rvorleger,
Schtitten, Bretter, Drb,hte u.a. Fremdk6rper.
2.
Kuppeln Sie voltst_ndig
aus und schalten Sie in den
Leerlauf, bevor Sie den Motor antassen.
3.
Bedienen Sie das Ger_t nicht ohne adequate Winterbekte-
idung. Tragen Sie Schuhe, die einen sicheren Stand auf
rutschigem Boden beg0nstigen.

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