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Slope Operation; General Service - Craftsman 247.24020 Operator's Manual

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SLOPE OPERATION
Slopesare a majorfactor relatedto lossof control andtip-overaccidents
whichcan resultinsevere injury or death.Attachmentscan also affect the
stabilityof the machine.All slopes requireextra caution.
For yoursafety,use the slope guideincludedas partof this manualto
estimatethe angle of slopes beforeoperatingthis machineon a slopedor hilly
area.If the slope is greaterthan 10degreesas shown on the slope guide,do
not operatethe mowerwiththe grass bagattachmentinstalledon that area or
seriousinjury could result.
DO:
1.
Mow up anddown slopes,not across.Exerciseextremecautionwhen
changingdirectionon slopes.
2.
Watchfor holes,ruts,bumps,rocks,or otherhiddenobjects. Uneven
terraincould overturnthe machine.Tall grasscan hide obstacles.
3.
Useslow speed. Choosea low enoughspeedsetting sothat you will not
haveto stop or shift whileon the slope.Tires may losetractionon slopes
eventhoughthe brakes arefunctioningproperly.Alwayskeepmachine
in gear when goingdown slopesto take advantageof engine braking
action.
4.
Followthe manufacturer's recommendationsfor wheelweights or
counterweights to improvestability. For recommendations, c ontact
1-800-659-5917.
5.
Keepall movementon the slopes slow and gradual.Do not makesud-
denchangesin speedor direction.Rapidengagementor brakingcould
causethe front of the machineto lift and rapidlyflip overbackwards
whichcould causeserious injury.
6.
Avoidstartingor stoppingon a slope.If tires losetraction,disengagethe
blade(s) andproceedslowly straightdown the slope.
DO NOT:
1.
Do not turn on slopes unlessnecessary;then, turn slowlyand gradually
downhill, if possible.
2.
Do not mow near drop-offs,ditchesor embankments. T he mowercould
suddenlyturn over if a wheel is overthe edgeof a cliff,ditch, or if an
edge caves in.
3.
Do not try to stabilizethe machineby putting yourfooton the ground.
4.
Do not use a grasscatcheron steepslopes.
5.
Do not mow on wet grass. Reducedtractioncould causesliding.
GENERAL
SERVICE
1.
Beforecleaning, repairing,or inspecting,makecertainthe blade(s)
and all movingparts havestopped. Disconnect t he spark plug wireand
ground againstthe engine to preventunintendedstarting.
2.
Keep all nuts, bolts,and screwstight to be surethe equipmentis in safe
workingcondition.
3.
Nevertamperwith yourmower'ssafetyinterlocksystemor othersafety
devices.Checktheir proper operationregularly.
4.
Neverattemptto makeadjustmentsor repairswhilethe mower'sengine
is running.
5.
Grasscatchercomponentsandthe dischargecoverare subjectto wear
and damagewhichcould expose movingpartsor allowobjectsto be
thrown.For safetyprotection,frequentlycheck componentsand replace
immediatelywith originalequipmentmanufacturer's(O.E.M.)parts only,
listed inthis manual.Useof parts whichdo not meetthe originalequip-
ment specificationsmay leadto improperperformanceandcompromise
safety!
6.
Maintainor replacesafetyand instructionlabels, as necessary.
SAFETY
SYMBOLS
This section depicts and describes safety symbols that may appear on this product. Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the machine
before attempting to assemble and operate.
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READTHE OPERATOR'SMANUAL(S)
Read,understand,andfollow all instructionsin the manual(s)beforeattemptingto assembleand
operate
STOP
Turnoff the engine beforeopeningthe baggercover.
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