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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!

  This symbol is used to call your attention to safety precautions that should be followed by the operator to avoid accidents. When you see this symbol - Heed Its Warning.

Many hours of lost time and much suffering is caused by the failure to practice simple safety rules.

IT IS TOO LATE TO REMEMBER WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE AFTER THE ACCIDENT HAS HAPPENED.

OPERATION

KNOW THE CONTROLS and how to stop quickly READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL.

DO NOT allow children to operate vehicle. DO NOT allow adults to operate it without proper instruction.

DO NOT carry passengers. KEEP CHILDREN AND PETS A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY.

CLEAR work area of objects which might be picked up and thrown.

TAKE ALL possible precautions when leaving vehicle unattended; such as disengaging power take off, lowering attachments, shifting into neutral, setting parking brake, stopping engine and removing key.

DO NOT stop or start suddenly when going uphill or downhill. Mow up and down the face of steep slopes; never across the face.

REDUCE speed on slopes and in sharp turns to prevent tipping or loss of control. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.

STAY ALERT for holes in terrain and other hidden hazards.

USE CARE when pulling loads or using heavy equipment:
    A. Use only approved drawbar hitch points.
    B. Limit loads to those you can safely control.
    C. Do not turn sharply. Use care when backing.
    D. Use counterweights) or wheel weights when suggested in Operator's Manual.

WATCH for traffic when near or crossing roadways.

KEEP all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure
equipment is in safe working condition.

DO NOT change engine governor settings or overspeed engine.

DO NOT operate equipment when barefoot or wearing open sandals. Always wear substantial footwear.

CAUTION: This tractor does not have warning devices for operation on public roads or highways.

FUEL AND FIRE HAZARDS

HANDLE gasoline with care -- it is highly flammable. 
    A. Use approved gasoline container.
    B. Never remove cap or add gasoline to a running or hot engine or fill fuel tank indoors. Wipe up spilled gasoline. 
  C. Open doors if engine is run in garage - - exhaust fumes are dangerous. Do not run engine indoors.

NEVER store equipment with gasoline in the tank inside a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark.

ALLOW engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.

TO REDUCE fire hazard keep engine free of grass, leaves or excessive grease.

 

[Source: Allis-Chalmers Operator's Manual, 42" & 48" Rotary Mower, Form 16808618, dated 4/73]

 

 

 

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