•Check fuel tank before starting engine. Do
not fill gas tank indoors, when be engine is
running or when the engine is hot. Allow the
engine to cool for several minutes before
tilling the gas tank. Clean off any spilled
gasoline before sta_ng the engine.
•Always make wheel height adjustments
before starting your mower. Never attempt
to do this while the engine is running.
• Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
•Keep your eyes and mind on your mower
and the area being cut. Do not let other
interests distract you.
• Do not mow wet or slippery grass. Never
run while operating your mower. Always be
sure of your footing - keep a firm hold on the
handles and walk.
• DO not put hands or feet near or under
rotating parts. Keep clear of the discharge
opening at all times.
•Always stop the engine whenever you leave
or are not using your mower, or before
crossing driveways, walks, roads, and any
• Never direct discharge of material toward
bystanders nor allow anyone near the
mower while you are operating it.
• Before cleaning, inspecting, or repairing
your mower, stop the engine and make
absolutely sure the blade and all moving
parts have stopped. Then disconnect the
spark plug wire and keep it away from the
spark plug to prevent accidental starting.
Do not continue to run your mower if you hit
aforeign object. Followthe procedure
o_ined above, then repair any damage
before restarting and operating your mower.
• DO not change the govemor settings or
overspeed the engine. Engine damage or
personal injury may result.
• Do not operate your mower if it vibrates
abnormally. Excessive vibration is an
indication of damage; stop the engine,
safely check for the cause of vibration and
repair as required.
• Do not run the engine indoors. Exhaust
fumes are dangerous.
•Never cut grass by pulling the mower
towards you. Mow across the face of
slopes, never up and down or you might
lose your footing. Do not mow excessively
steep slopes. Use caution when operating
the mower on uneven terrain or when
changing directions - maintain good footin 9.
• Never operate your mower without proper
guards, plates, grass catcher or other safety
devices in place.
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE:
• Check the blade and the engine mounting
bolts often to be sure they are tightened
• Check all bolts, nuts and screws at frequent
intervals for proper tightness to be sure
mower is in safe working condition.
• Keep all safety devices in place and
• To reduce tire hazard, keep the engine free
of grass, leaves or excessive grease and oil.
• Check grass catcher often for deterioration
and wear and replace wom bags. Use only
replacement bags that are recommended
by and comply with specifications of the
manufacturer of your mower.
•Always keep a sharp blade on you_ mower.
• Allow engine to cool before storing in any
• Never store mower with fuel in the tank
inside a building where fumes may reach an
open flame or an ignition source such as a
hot water heater, space heater, clothes
_Look for this symbol to point out
important saraty precautions. It means
CAUTION!!! BECOMEALERT!!! YOUR
SAFETY IS INVOLVED.
._LgCAUTION: Always dis.connect spark
wire and place wire wnere it cannot
contact spark plug in order to prevent
accidental starting when setting up,
transporting, adjusting or making repairs.
_IkWARNING: The engine exhaust from
this product contains chemicals known to
the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.