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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Know the controls and how to stop quickly -
READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL.
Do not carry passengers. KEEP CHILDREN AND PETS A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY.
Clear work area of objects which might be picked up and thrown.
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.
Watch out for traffic when crossing or near roadways.
Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure equipment is in safe working condition.
Do not alter basic engine governor settings or overspeed engine.
Do not operate equipment when barefoot or wearing open sandals. Always wear substantial footwear.
FUEL AND FIRE HAZARDS
Handle gasoline with care -- it is highly flammable.
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.
Disengage all attachment clutches and shift into neutral before attempting to start engine.
Disengage power to attachments and stop engine before leaving operator position.
Disengage power to attachment (s) and stop engine before making any repairs or adjustments.
Disengage power to attachments when transporting or not in use.
When using any attachments never direct discharge of material toward bystanders or allow anyone near vehicle while in operation.
Keep vehicle and attachments in good operating condition and keep safety devices in place. Use guards as instructed in owner's manual.
Vehicle and attachments should be stopped and inspected for damage after striking a foreign object and the damage should be repaired before restarting and operating the equipment.
When using vehicle with mower:
Stop blades when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
[Source: Simplicity Owner's Manual, MFG NO 886 42" Rotary Mower, MFG NO 885 48" Rotary Mower, SER. FORM OP60]
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