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Safety Instructions; Personal Protection; Machine's Safety Equipment; General Safety Precautions - Husqvarna LC18 Operator's Manual

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Personal protection

WARNING! 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.

Machine's safety equipment

This section describes 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.
WARNING! Never use a machine that has
faulty safety equipment! Carry out the
inspection, maintenance and service
routines listed in this section.
Engine stop
The engine is switched off by moving the throttle control to the
stop position.
The muffler is designed to keep noise levels to a minimum
and to direct exhaust fumes away from the user.
WARNING! 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 material!
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.
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For mufflers it is very important that you follow the instructions
on checking, maintaining and servicing your machine.
WARNING! 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 damaged.
Cutting equipment
Make sure the blades do not hit foreign objects such as
stones, roots or the like. This can make the blades dull and
bend the engine shaft. Always ensure the blades are well
ground and balanced correctly. See also instructions under
the heading Maintenance.
Check the cutting attachment. Never use blunt, cracked or
damaged equipment. Damage blades and worn bolts are
major hazards.
Also check that the blade bolts are undamaged and that the
engine shaft is not bent.
WARNING! 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.

General safety precautions

1 Please read the operator's manual carefully and make
sure you understand the instructions before using the
2 Know your controls. Learn how to stop the engine quickly
in any emergency
3 Never mow while barefoot or wearing open sandals, or
thongs. Wear long trousers and heavy shoes.
4 Make sure the lawn is clear of sticks, stones, bones, wire
and debris. They could be thrown by the blade.
5 Stop the engine and disconnect spark plug wire before
clearing blockages, checking or working on the mower.
6 Before using, always visually inspect to see that blades,
blade bolts and cutter assembly are not worn or damaged.
Replace worn or damaged blades and bolts in sets to
preserve balance.

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