P ersonal protection
W ARNING! You must use personal
protection whenever you use the machine.
Gloves must be worn when required, for example when
ﬁtting, inspecting or cleaning cutting attachments.
Always wear heavy, long pants. Do not wear shorts,
sandals or go barefoot.
Wear sturdy, non-slip boots or shoes.
Generally clothes should be close-ﬁtting without restricting
your freedom of movement.
Mac hine ' ' ' ' s safety equipment
This section descr ibes the machine ' s safety equipment, its
purpose, and how checks and maintenance should be carried
out to ensure that it operates correctly. See the "What is
what?" section to locate where this equipment is positioned
on your machine.
W ARNING! Never use a machine that has
faulty safety equipment! Carry out the
inspection, maintenance and service
routines listed in this section.
Cutting co ver and protective cover
The protectiv e cover is designed to reduce the risk of crush
injuries and to catch a broken drive belt. Check that the
protective cover is undamaged and that it is properly secured.
The cutting cover is designed to reduce vibration and to
reduce the risk of cuts. Make sure the cutting cover is not
damaged and that there are no visible defects such as cracks.
Engine brake handle
The engine br ake is designed to stop the engine. When the
grip on the engine brake handle is released the engine should
Check that the engine brake works correctly and is
Place the lawn mower on ﬁrm, ﬂat surface and start it.
Make sure that the cutter cannot come into contact with
the ground or other objects.
Apply full throttle and then release the brake handle. The
engine brake should always be adjusted so that the
engine stops within 3 seconds.
SAFETY INSTR UCTIONS
The m ufﬂer is designed to keep noise levels to a minimum
and to direct exhaust fumes away from the user.
W ARNING! The exhaust fumes from the
engine are hot and may contain sparks
which can start a ﬁre. Never start the
machine indoors or near combustible
In areas with a hot, dry climate there is a high risk of ﬁres.
These areas are sometimes controlled by legislation and
requirements that among other things the mufﬂer must be
equipped with an approved type of spark arrestor mesh.
For mufﬂers it is very important that you follow the instructions
on checking, maintaining and servicing your machine.
W ARNING! The mufﬂer gets very hot in use
and remains so for a short time afterwards.
Do not touch the mufﬂer if it is hot!
Never use a machine that has a faulty mufﬂer.
Check that the mufﬂer is securely attached and not
Mak e sure the cutter does not hit foreign objects such as
stones, roots or the like. This can make the cutter dull and
bend the engine shaft. Always ensure the cutter is well ground
and balanced correctly. See also instructions under the
Check the cutting attachment. Never use blunt, cracked or
damaged equipment. Damage blades and worn bolts are
Also check that the cutter bolt is undamaged and that the
engine shaft is not bent.
W ARNING! Never use a machine with faulty
safety equipment. The machine's safety
equipment must be checked and maintained
as described in this section. If your machine
fails any of these checks contact your
service agent to get it repaired.