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CRAFTSMAN 917.377150 Owner's Manual Page 3

60 horsepower 22 rear discharge power propelled.
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• Check fuel tank before starting engine.
Do not fill gas tank indoors, when the
engine is running or when the engine is
hot. Allow the engine to cool for several
minutes before filling the gas tank. Clean
off any spilled gasoline before starting
the engine.
• Always make wheel height adjustments
before starting your mower. Never
attempt to do this while the engine is
running.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial
light.
OPERATION:
• Keep your eyes and mind on your
mower and the area being cut. Do not let
other interests distract you.
• Do not mow wet or slippery grass. Never
run while operating your mower. Always
be sure of your footing -- keep a firm
hold on the handles and walk.
• Do not put hands or feet near or under
rotating pads. Keep clear of the dis-
charge opening at all times.
• Always stop the engine whenever
you
leave or are not using your mower, or
before crossing driveways, walks, roads,
and any gravel--covered
areas.
• Never direct discharge
of material
toward
bystanders
nor allow anyone
near the mower while you are operating
it.
• Before cleaning,
inspecting,
or repairing
your mower, stop the engine and make
absolutely
sure the blade and all moving
parts have stopped.
Then disconnect
the
spark plug wire and keep it away from
the spark plug to prevent
accidental
starting.
• Do not continue to run your mower if you
hit a foreign
object. Follow the procedure
outlined
above, then repair any damage
before
restarting
and operating
you
mower.
• Do not change
the governor
settings
or
overspeed
the engine.
Engine damage
or personal
injury may result.
• Do not operate
your mower if it vibrates
abnormally.
Excessive
vibration
is an
indication
of damage;
stop the engine,
safely check for the cause of vibration
and repair as required.
• Do not run the engine indoors. Exhaust
fumes are dangerous.
• Never cut grass by pulling the mower
towards
you. Mow across the face of
slopes,
never up and down or you
might lose your footing.
Do not mow
excessively steep slopes. Use caution
when operating the mower on uneven
terrain or when changing directions --
maintain good footing.
• Never operate your mower without
proper guards, plates, grass catcher or
other safety devices in place.
MAINTENANCE
AND STORAGE:
• Check the blade and the engine
mounting bolts often to be sure they are
tightened
properly.
• Check all bolts, nuts and screws at
frequent intervals for proper tightness to
be sure mower is in safe working
condition.
• Keep all safety devices in place and
working.
• To reduce fire hazard, keep the engine
free of grass, leaves or excessive
grease
and oil.
• Check grass catcher often for deteriora-
tion and wear and replace worn bags.
Use only replacement bags that are
recommended
by and comply
with
specifications
of the manufacturer
of
your mower.
• Always
keep a sharp blade on your
mower.
• Allow engine to cool before
storing in
any enclosure.
• Never store mower with fuel in the tank
inside a building where fumes may
reach an open flame or an ignition
source such as a hot water heater,
space heater, clothes
dryer, etc.
ALook
for this symbol to point out
important
safety precautions.
It means
CAUTION!!!
BECOMEALERTH!
YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
_CAUTION:
A.Iways disconnect spark
plug wire and place wire where it cannot
contact spark plug in order to prevent
accidental
starting when setting up,
transporting,
adjusting
or making
repairs.
_WARNING
The engine
exhaust
from this product
contains
chemicals
known to the State of
California
to cause cancer, birth defects,
or other reproductive
harm.
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