Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop
machine if anyone enters the area.
Never carry passengers or children even with the blades
Do not mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary. Al ways
look down and behind before and while backing.
Never carry children. They may fall off and be seriously injured
or interfere with safe machine operation.
Keep children out of the mowing area and under the watchful
care of another responsible adult.
Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
Before and when backing, look behind and down for small
Mow up and down slopes (15° Max), not across.
Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Uneven terrain could over turn
the machine. Tall grass can hide obstacles.
Use slow speed. Choose a low gear so that you will not have
to stop or shift while on the slope.
Avoid starting or stopping on a slope. If tires lose traction,
disengage the blades and proceed slowly straight down the
If machine stops while going uphill, disengage blades, shift
into reverse and back down slowly.
Do not turn on slopes unless necessary, and then, turn slowly
and gradually downhill, if possible.
Safe Operation Practices for Ride-On Mowers
WARNING: In order to prevent ac-
ci den tal starting when setting up,
trans port ing, ad just ing or making re-
pairs, al ways dis con nect spark plug
wire and place wire where it can not
contact spark plug.
WARNING: Do not coast down a hill
in neutral, you may lose control of the
WARNING: Tow only the attachments
that are rec om mend ed by and comply
with spec i ﬁ ca tions of the man u fac tur er
of your tractor. Use common sense
when towing. Operate only at the low-
est possible speed when on a slope.
Too heavy of a load, while on a slope,
is dan ger ous. Tires can lose trac tion
with the ground and cause you to lose
control of your tractor.
Engine exhaust, some of its con stit u ents, and cer-
tain vehicle com po nents contain or emit chem i cals
known to the State of Cal i for nia to cause can cer and
birth de fects or oth er re pro duc tive harm.
Battery posts, terminals and related ac ces so ries
contain lead and lead compounds, chem i cals known
to the State of Cal i for nia to cause can cer and birth
defects or oth er re pro duc tive harm. Wash hands