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General working instructions

This section describes the basic safety precautions for
working with the sweeper.
If you encounter a situation where you are uncertain how to
proceed you should ask an expert. Contact your dealer or
your service workshop.
Avoid all usage which you consider to be beyond your
Basic safety rules
1 Look around you:
To ensure that people, animals or other things cannot
affect your control of the machine.
To prevent the above-mentioned from coming into contact
with the sweeper or being hit by loose objects that are
thrown out.
CAUTION! Do not use the machine unless you are able
to call for help in the event of an accident.
2 Do not use the machine in bad weather, such as dense
fog, heavy rain, strong wind, intense cold, etc. To work in
bad weather conditions is tiring and can create dangerous
circumstances, e.g. slippery surfaces.
3 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.
4 The engine must be switched off before moving.
5 Never put the machine down with the engine running
unless you have it in clear sight.
6 Do not over-reach.
7 Keep sweeper rollers below waist level.


Basic working techniques
Safety instructions while working
Keep a good balance and a firm foothold.
Always hold the machine with both hands. Hold the
machine on the right of your body.
Never use other parts of the body to manoeuvre the
Keep your hands and feet away from the sweeper when
the engine is running.
When the engine has been switched off, keep your hands
and feet away from the sweeper until it has come to a
complete stop.
Always use full throttle when using the sweeper.
The sweeper works best when the rubber blades can
quickly slide over or stroke the surface. New or replaced
sweeper rollers tend to stick or drag on hard surfaces, and
should therefor be run in properly before use. The easy
way run them in is to run the machine at full throttle for 3-
5 minutes on loose gravel or a similarly abrasive material.
After running-in, the sweeper can easily clear a wide
variety of materials, from snow and puddles of water, to
heavier objects such as gravel and wood chippings. With
practice you will learn how the sweeper works, but you
must think of safety right from the start!
Always drop to idling speed after each working operation.
Longer periods running at full throttle without loading the
engine (that is without resistance, which the engine feels
from the sweeper rollers when sweeping) can lead to
serious engine damage
If heavy vibration occurs, stop the machine. Disconnect
the HT lead from the spark plug. Check that the machine
is not damaged. Repair any damage.
WARNING! Watch out for thrown objects.
Always wear approved eye protection. Never
lean over the cutting attachment guard.
Stones, rubbish, etc. can be thrown up into
the eyes causing blindness or serious injury.
Keep unauthorised persons at a distance.
Children, animals, onlookers and helpers
should be kept outside the safety zone of 15
m. Stop the machine immediately if anyone
The bevel gear can get hot during use and
may remain so for a while afterwards. You
could get burnt if you touch it.
Run the sweeper at full (or almost full) throttle, with the
rubber blades resting on the surface.
When you want to clear narrow areas, such as
pavements, the machine can be used so that it throws the
material straight ahead of you. If you want to cover wider
areas you may need to work at an angle so that long
heaps build up on one side. Long heaps consisting of light
material can be gathered together in a single line or pile
for collecting later, while hard or bulky material may have
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