WARNING! Fuel and fuel vapour are highly
ﬂammable. Take care when handling fuel and
engine oil. Bear in mind the risk of ﬁre,
explosion and inhaling fumes.
Never refuel the machine while the engine is running.
Always ensure there is adequate ventilation when
refuelling and ﬁlling oil.
Move the machine at least 3 m from the refuelling point
before starting it.
Never start the machine:
1 If you have spilt fuel or engine oil on the machine. Wipe
off the spill and allow the remaining fuel to evaporate.
2 If you spill fuel or engine oil on yourself or your clothes.
Change your clothes.
3 If the machine is leaking fuel. Check regularly for leaks
from the fuel cap and fuel lines.
Transport and storage
The fuel and engine oil tanks should be emptied before
longer periods of storage or when transporting the lawn
mower. Ask where you can dispose of surplus fuel and
engine oil at your local petrol station.
Always store the lawn mower and fuel so that any leakage
or vapours do not risk coming into contact with sparks or
naked ﬂames. For example, electrical machines, electric
motors, relays/switches, boilers, or the like.
Always store fuel in an approved container designed for
General working instructions
WARNING! This section describes basic
safety precautions for working with the lawn
mower. This information is never a substitute
for professional skills and experience. If you
get into a situation where you feel unsure
about how to progress, stop and seek expert
advice. Contact your dealer, service agent or
an experienced lawn mower user. Avoid all
usage which you consider to be beyond your
Basic safety rules
Look around you:
- To ensure that people, animals or other things cannot affect
your control of the machine.
- To make sure that none of the above might come into
contact with the cutting equipment.
Branches, twigs, stones, etc. should be removed from the
lawn before you start to mow. 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.
Never lift up the lawn mower or carry it around when the
engine is running. If you must lift the lawn mower, ﬁrst
switch off the engine and disconnect the ignition lead from
the spark plug.
Do not use the machine in bad weather, such as dense
fog, heavy rain, strong wind, intense cold, etc. Working in
bad weather is tiring and often brings added risks, such as
Make sure you can move and stand safely. Check the area
around you for possible obstacles (roots, rocks, branches,
ditches, etc.) in case you have to move suddenly. Take
great care when working on sloping ground.
The engine should be switched off when moving over
ground that is not to be mowed. For example, gravel
paths, stone, shingle, asphalt, etc.
Follow the instructions above, but do not use a lawn mower in
a situation where you cannot call for help in case of an