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Mid-engine rider 13.5 hp. electric start 30" mower / mulcher hydrostatic drive
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SAFETY RU LES
4.
5.
6.
Never carry children or any passengers, even with the blades
6.
off. They may fall off and be seriously injured or interfere with
the safe operation of the machine.
7.
Never allow children to operate the machine, instruct children
in the potential dangers of the machine.
Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees
or other objects that may obscure vision.
IV. Service
t.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Use extra care when handling gasoline and other fuels. Fuels
are flammable and the vapors are explosive.
a. Use only an approved container.
b. Never remove the gas cap or add fuel with the engine run-
ning. Allow the engine to cool for several minutes before refuel-
ing. Do
not smoke.
c. Never refuel the machine indoors.
d. Never store the machine with fuel in the tank or fuel contain-
er inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater.
Never start or run the engine inside a closed area.
Keep all nuts and bolts, especially the blade attachment
nuts
tight. Frequently check the blade(s) for wear or damage such
as cracks and nicks. A blade that is bent or damaged must be
immediately replaced with an original equipment blade from an
authorized service dealer. For safety, replace the blade every
two years. Keep the equipment in good condition.
Never tamper with the safety devices. Check their proper oper-
ation regularly.
To reduce fire hazards, keep the machine free of grass, leaves
or other debris build-up. Clean up oil or fuel spills. Allow the ma-
chine to cool before storing.
8.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair,
if necessary, before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine running.
The carburetor can be adjusted with the engine running. Do not
change the engine governor settings or over-speed
the en-
gine.
Grass bagger components
are subject to wear, damage and
deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects
to be thrown. For storage, always make sure the grass bag is
empty. Frequently check components
and replace with man-
ufacturer's recommended
parts when necessary.
9.
Mower blade(s) are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or
wear gloves and use extra caution when servicing them or the
blade housing area.
10. Check the brake operation frequently. Adjust and service as re-
quired.
11. Wait for all movement to stop before servicing any part of the
unit.
RESPONSIBILITY
OF THE OWNER
Environmental
Awareness
Do not fill the engine's fuel tank completely full.
Drain fuel for off-seasen storage.
Use only unleaded gasoline.
Service the air cleaner regularly.
Change oil regularly. Use 30W oil in summer.
Tune-up the engine regularly.
Keep equipment in efficient operating condition.
Dispose of used engine oil properly.
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Look for this symbol to indicate important safety
precautions.
This symbol indicates:
"Attention!
Become Alert! Your Safety Is At Risk."
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