STAIRS AND ESCALATORS
Hurricanes are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use an elevator.
WARNING! Do not use your Hurricane to negotiate steps or escalators. You may cause injury to
yourself and to others and damage your Hurricane.
n Determine if the door opens toward or away from you.
n Use your hand to turn the knob or push the handle or push-bar.
n Drive your Hurricane gently and slowly forward to push the door open. Or drive your Hurricane gently and
slowly rearward to pull the door open.
Modern elevators have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the elevator door(s).
n If you are in the doorway of an elevator when the door(s) begin to close, push on the rubber door edge or
allow the rubber door edge to contact the Hurricane and the door will reopen.
n Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or Hurricane accessories do not become caught in elevator doors.
If you will be traveling with your Hurricane, you may find it necessary to use a lift/elevation product to aid in
transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the instructions, specifications, and safety information
set forth by the manufacturer of the lift/elevation product before using that product.
In addition to following the warnings below, be sure to comply with all other battery handling information. For
more information about your Hurricanes batteries, see V. Batteries and Charging.
WARNING! 32 AH batteries weigh 11 kg each, and 40 AH batteries weight 15 kg each. If you are
unable to lift that much weight, be sure to get help. Lifting beyond your capacity can result in
WARNING! Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.
Wash hands after handling.
WARNING! Always protect the batteries from freezing and never charge a frozen battery. Charging
a frozen battery may result in personal injury and/or damage to the battery.
PREVENTING UNINTENDED MOVEMENT
WARNING! If you anticipate being seated in a stationary position for an extended period of time,
turn off the power. This will prevent unexpected motion from inadvertent throttle control lever
contact. Failure to do so may result in personal injury.
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