SAFE OPERATION PRACTICES FOR RIDE-ON MOWERS
turn on slopes unless necessary, and then,
turn slowly and gradually downhill, if possible.
mow near drop-off, ditches, or
embankments. The mower could suddenly turn
over if a wheel is over the edge of a cliff or ditch,
or if an edge caves in.
mow on wet grass. Reduced traction
could cause sliding.
try to stabilize the machine by putting your
foot on the ground.
Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not
alert to the presence of children. Children are
often attracted to the machine and the mowing
activity. Never assume that children will remain
where you last saw them.
allow children to operate the machine.
Keep children out of the mowing area and under
the watchful care of another responsible adult.
Be alert and turn off the machine if children enter
Before and when backing, look behind and
for small children.
Never carry children. They may fall off and be
seriously injured or interfere with safe machine
Use extra care when approaching blind corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure
The operation of any mower can result in foreign
objects thrown into the eyes, which can result
in severe eye damage. Always wear safety
glasses or eye shields while operating your
mower or performing any adjustments or repairs.
We recommend a wide vision safety mask over
spectacles or standard safety glasses.
Use extra care in handling gasoline and other
fuels. They are flammable and vapors are
- Use only an approved container.
- Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the
- Allow engine to cool before refueling.
- Do not smoke.
- Never refuel the machine indoors.
- Never store the machine or fuel container
inside where there is an open flame, such as
a water heater.
Never run a machine inside a closed area.
Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment
bolts, tight and keep equipment in good
Never tamper with safety devices. Check for
proper operation regularly.
Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other
debris buildup. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow
machine to cool before storing.
Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an
object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
Never make adjustments or repairs with the
Grass catcher components are subject to wear,
damage, and deterioration, which could expose
moving parts or allow objects to be thrown.
frequently check components and replace
with manufacturer's recommended parts, when
mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the
blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution
when servicing them.
Check brake operation frequently. Adjust and
service as shown in the Operator's manual.