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Slope Operation - Husqvarna 22" Multi-Cut Owner's Manual

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• Alwayswearsafetygogglesor safetyglass-
es withsideshieldswhenoperatingmower.
II. SLOPE OPERATION
Slopes are a majorfactor relatedto slip & fall
accidents which can result in severe injury.
All slopes require extra caution. If you feel
uneasy on a slope, do not mow it.
DO:
• Mow across the face of slopes: never up
anddown. Exerciseextremecautionwhen
changing direction on slopes.
• Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree
limbs, etc.
• Watchfor holes, ruts,or bumps.Tallgrass
can hide obstacles.
DO NOT:
• Do not trim near drop-offs,
ditches
or
embankments.
The operator
could lose
footing or balance.
• Do not trim excessively
steep slopes.
• Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced footing
could cause slipping.
III. CHILDREN
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.
Keep children
out of the trimming
area
and under the watchful
care of another
responsible
adult.
• Be alert and turn machine off if children
enter the area.
• Before and while walking backwards, look
behind and down for small children.
• Never allow children to operate machine.
• Use extra care when approaching
blind
corners,
shrubs, trees, or other objects
that may obscure vision.
AWARNING:CHILDREN
CAN BE INJURED
BYTHIS EQUIPMENT.
TheAmerican
Acad-
emy of Pediatrics recommends
that children
be a minimum of 12 year of age before op-
erating a pedestrian controlled
lawn mower
and a minimum of 16 years of age before
operating a riding lawn mower.
• When loading or unloading this machine,
do not exceed the maximum recommended
operation angle of 15°.
• Wear proper Personal
Protective
Equip-
ment (PPE) while operating this machine,
including (at a minimum) sturdy footwear,
eye protection, and hearing protection.
Do
not mow in shorts or open toed footwear.
Always let someone
know you are outside
mowing.
IV. SAFE
HANDLING
OF GASOLINE
Use extreme
care
in handling
gasoline.
Gasoline
is extremely
flammable
and the
vapors are explosive.
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• Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes and
other sources of ignition.
• Use only an approved container.
• Never remove gas cap or add fuel with
the engine running.
Allow engine to cool
before refueling.
• Never refuel the machine indoors.
• Never store the machine or fuel container
where there is an open flame, spark or pilot
light such as a water heater or on other
appliances.
• Never fill containers
inside a vehicle, on
a truck or trailer bed with a plastic liner.
Always place containers
on the ground
away from your vehicle before filling.
• Remove gas-powered
equipmentfromthe
truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground.
If this is not possible,
then refuel such
equipment with a portable container, rather
than from a gasoline dispenser
nozzle.
• Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of
the fuel tank or container
opening at all
times until fueling is complete.
Do not use
a nozzle lock-open device.
• If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing
immediately.
• Never overfill fuel tank.
Replace gas cap
and tighten securely.
V. GENERAL
SERVICE
• Never run machine inside a closed area.
• Never make adjustments
or repairs with
the engine (motor) running. Disconnect the
spark plug wire, and keep the wire away
from the plug to prevent accidental starting.
• Keep nuts and bolts, especially
blade at-
tachment bolts, tight and keep equipment
in good condition.
• Never tamper with safety devices. Check
their proper operation regularly.
• Keep machine
free of grass, leaves, or
other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spill-
age. Allow machine to cool before storing.
• Stopandinspecttheequipmentifyoustrike
an object.
Repair, if necessary,
before
restarting.
• Never attempt to make wheel height adjust-
ments while the engine is running.
• Grass catcher components
are subject to
wear, damage,
and deterioration,
which
could expose moving parts or allow objects
to be thrown.
Frequently
check compo-
nents
and replace
with manufacturer's
recommended
parts, when necessary.
• Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap
the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra
caution when servicing them.
• Do not change the engine governor setting
or overspeed the engine.
• Maintain or replace safety and instruction
labels, as necessary.

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