Some of the most important safety precautions follow. However, we cannot
warn you of every conceivable hazard that can arise in performing mainte-
nance. Only you can decide whether or not you should perform a given task.
Failure to properly follow maintenance instructionsand
cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.
Always follow the procedures and precautions
in the owner's manual.
Make sure the engine is off before you begin any maintenance or repairs.
This will eliminate several potential hazards:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning from engine exhaust.
Be sure there is adequate ventilation whenever you operate the engine.
Burns from hot parts.
Let the engine and exhaust system cool before touching.
- Injury from moving parts.
Do not run the engine unless instructed to do so.
Read the instructions before you begin, and make sure you have the tools
and skills required.
To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, be careful when working
around gasoline. Use only a nonflammable solvent, not gasoline, to clean
parts. Keep cigarettes, sparks, and flames away from all fuel-related parts.
Remember that your servicing dealer knows your tractor best and is fully
equipped to maintain and repair it.
To ensure the best quality and reliability, use only new, genuine Honda parts
or their equivalents for repair or replacement.