At the end of the season, or if the machine is going to stand
idle for more than 30 days, it should immediately be made
ready for storage. Fuel which is left to stand for long periods
(30 days or more) can leave tacky deposits which can block
the carburettor and interfere with the engine.
Fuel stabiliser is an acceptable alternative to avoid tacky
deposits during storage. If alkylate petrol (Aspen) is used
stabiliser is not necessary since this fuel is stable. However,
one should avoid changing from standard to alkylate petrol
since sensitive rubber parts can harden. Add stabiliser to the
fuel in the tank or the storage container. Always use the
mixing ratios indicated by the manufacturer. Run the engine
for at least 10 minutes after adding the stabiliser so that it will
reach the carburettor. Do not empty the fuel tank and
carburettor if stabiliser has been added.
WARNING! Never store a machine with fuel
in the tank indoors or in poorly ventilated
spaces where fuel vapour can come in
contact with open ﬂames, sparks, or a pilot
light such as in a boiler, hot water tank,
clothes drier, etc. Exercise caution when
handling fuel. It is highly inﬂammable, and
careless use can cause serious injury and
damage to property. Drain off the fuel in an
approved container outdoors and well clear
of naked ﬂames. Never use petrol for
cleaning purposes. Use degreasing agents
and hot water instead.
To prepare the machine for storage follow these instructions:
1 Carefully clean the machine, especially under the cutting
unit. Touch-up paint damage to avoid rust.
2 Inspect the machine for worn or damaged parts and
tighten loose screws and nuts.
3 Change the engine oil, and take care of the waste oil.
4 Empty the fuel tank. Start the engine and run it until the
carburettor is emptied of fuel.
5 Remove the plugs and pour about a tablespoon of engine
oil into each cylinder. Turn the ignition key to the "start"
position for a few seconds to distribute the oil and screw
the plugs back on.
6 Grease all grease nipples, joints and axles.
7 Remove the battery. Clean it, charge it, and store it in a
8 Store the machine in a clean and dry place and cover it
over for extra protection.
There is a cover to protect your machine during storage or
transport. Contact your dealer for a demonstration
Low season is the most suitable time to perform a service or
overhaul of the machine in order to ensure high function
safety during high season.
When ordering spare parts state your machine's purchase
year, model, type, and serial number.
Always use genuine parts.
An annual check-up by an authorised servicing dealer is a
good way to ensure that your ride-on mower performs at its
best the following season.