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Briggs & Stratton

OPERATING & MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS

MODELS

243431 to 243434

IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY, DO NOT RUN ENGINE AT EXCESSIVE SPEEDS

Operating an engine at excessive speeds increases the hazard of personal injury. DO NOT TAMPER WITH PARTS WHICH MAY INCREASE THE GOVERNED SPEED.

For rotary lawnmower safety, USA Standard Safety Specifications for Power Lawn Mowers specify a maximum blade tip speed of 19,000 feet per minute, primarily to reduce the hazard from thrown objects.

Rotary lawnmower manufacturers select the governed top speed of the engine based on the length and design of the cutter blade and design of other mower parts.

All rotary lawnmowers should be checked for conformance to the USA Standard Safety Specifications for Power Lawn Mowers on blade tip speed, if the engine is repaired or replaced, or if mower parts are changed.

CAUTION

TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING always remove the spark plug before working on the engine or equipment driven lay the engine or remove cable from spark plug and insert terminal in V-notch in cylinder head cover. 

DO NOT RUN THE ENGINE IN AN ENCLOSED AREA. Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly poison.

DO NOT FILL GASOLINE TANK WHILE ENGINE IS RUNNING. Spilling gasoline on a hot engine may cause afire or explosion.

Section BEFORE STARTING

Section 1

BEFORE STARTING READ THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS OF THE EQUIPMENT THIS ENGINE POWERS

1.  FILL CRANKCASE WITH OIL - Use a high quaIity detergent oil classified "For Service SC, SD, SE or MS". Nothing should be added to the recommended oil.

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SUMMER
(Above 40" F.)
Use SAE 30
If not available,
Use SAE 10W-30
or
SAE 10W-40

WINTER
(Under 40 F.)
Use SAE 5W-20 or SAE 5W-30
If not available,
Use SAE 10W or SAE 10W-30
Below 0" F,
Use SAE 10W or SAE 10W-30
Diluted 10% with Kerosene

DIRECTIONS: Place the engine level. Remove oil filler cap of Oil Minder.  FILL THE OIL SUMP TO OVERFLOWING or to the FULL mark on dipstick. Pour slowly. Capacity 4 pints.

EXTENDED OIL FILL. (Optional) Remove cap and dipstick. When checking oil level push dipstick, assembly firmly but slowly until cap bottoms on tube. Do not overfill. Dipstick assembly must be pushed fully into tube at all times when engine is operating.

2.  FILL FUEL TANK - Use clean, fresh, lead-free or leaded "regular', grade automotive gasoline. Fill tank completely!
DO NOT MIX OIL WITH GASOLINE.


BRIGGS & STRATTON CORP.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201

FORM NO. 270360-74

 

 

 

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