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Equipment Care


Once you've purchased your dream mower, how do you make that lawnmower last its entire life expectancy and beyond?

Electric Lawnmower Care

To check any part of your electric mower for maintenance, make sure that the electric supply extension cord is unplugged.

Regular Maintenance
Inspect the following parts and systems of your mower before each use.
Be sure to perform the suggested maintenance to extend the life & functionality of your mower.

Blades

  • Unbalanced of worn blades will cause your mower to vibrate. Vibrations in a mower can destroy working parts.
  • Before every use, check on the state of your blade.
  • If damaged, or wearing unevenly, replace.
Extension cable
Before any mowing, inspect your power extension cord to confirm that the cord is free from damage. If the cable is damage DO NOT use the mower. Replace immediately.

Make sure all fasteners, nuts and bolts are tight before use.

Consult your owners manual for maintenance items specific to your lawnmower model.

Petrol Lawnmower Care

Regular Maintenance
Inspect the following parts and systems of your mower before each use.
Be sure to perform the suggested maintenance to extend the life & functionality of your mower.

Blades

  • Unbalanced or worn blades will cause your mower to vibrate. Vibrations in a mower can destroy working parts.
  • Before every use, check on the state of your blade.
  • If damaged, or wearing unevenly, replace.
Oil

- Check your 4 stroke oil before each use
- There is a dip stick into the engine for you to see the oil level.
  • Too little - the engine could overheat & seize
  • Too much will cause oil to be forced through working parts and the machine will not work optimally - the mower will then require a service to remove the excess oil.
  • There are warning signs advising not to tilt the mower/store on its side
  • If mower is tilted, oil can seep into all working engine parts – which may need a service to restore to working condition.
  • If mower is stored on it side, the above will be the situation & a major service will be needed before mower can work.
Oil Filter
  • This filter allows clean air into your mower combustion chamber – if dirty/clogged in any way, starting will be difficult
Make sure all fasteners, nuts and bolts are tight before use.

Consult your owners manual for maintenance items specific to your lawnmower model.

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Knowledge and Preparation Are Safety Keys


Whether you are trimming a manicured lawn or slicing through saplings, the same basic principles of operational safety apply:


  • You should be thoroughly familiar with the gardening equipment, their operating characteristics, capacity, and safety features...
  • To the greatest extent possible, the work site needs to be prepared in advance of the work.
  • You are responsible for your personal safety and that of others. Make sure that there are no bystanders, children or pets in the work area.

Safe equipment use depends on gaining a thorough understanding of each machine's capacity and operating characteristics. Be sure to find out what materials a particular mower can safely cut. For example, don't try to cut brush with a rotary mower designed only for grass, because you may be exposed to hazards caused by machine failure. The best way to learn about a machine's capabilities and safety features is to study the operator's manual in detail. You must know how to operate your mower, trimmer, brushcutter and various other products. Determine the purpose of all the controls, gauges, and dials. Learn the safe speed, slope capabilities and operating clearances of the equipment.

General Safety


The Do's:

You are responsible for your personal safety and that of others. Make sure that there are no bystanders, children or pets in the work area.
Read the instruction leaflet carefully and note all safety precautions and warnings.
Wear shoes with good grip. Grass can be slippery.
Inspect for damage if you hit an object – switch off & inspect before continuing.
For electric mowers:
-Switch off and remove plug from mains if the cable is cut or damaged.
-Ensure cables are kept away from rotating mower blades. If the cable becomes entangled: SWITCH OFF AND DISCONNECT before untangling.
   

The Don'ts:

Push a mower over stones or debris. They could be thrown out by a moving/rotating blade.
Put your hands or feet under a mower, unless blades have stopped rotating.
Continue to operate a mower that is vibrating. Vibrations will destroy your mower.
For electric mowers:
- Do not operate in the wet
- Do not use the mower if the electric supply extension cord is damaged in any way.

Lawnmower Safety


The Do's:

"PUSH" a mower, never pull it towards you or backwards. You may trip and pull the mower onto you.
Inspect for damage if you hit an object: SWITCH OFF, AND INSPECT
   

The Don'ts:

Push a mower over stones and debris. They could be thrown out by the moving blade.
Put your hands or feet under a mower unless the machine is OFF, and the blades have stopped rotating.
Continue to operate mower if it is vibrating badly.

Trimmer & Brushcutter Safety


The Do's:

Use trimmer or brushcutter with Safety Guard attached.
Use prescribed (coloured) replacement trimmer line. Larger or thinner line than that prescribed may damage the engine/motor.
Remove plug from mains immediately if the cable is cut or damaged.
   

The Don'ts:

Operate trimmer or brushcutter within close proximity to any other person or animal.
Attempt to operate the trimmer or bruschcutter with one hand.
DO NOT use electric trimmers and cutters in the WET!

International Safety Symbols


The following symbols are displayed on the machine in order to remind you about the safety precautions and attention necessary when using the machine.


Warning! Read the Instruction Book and Safety Manual before using the machine.
Warning! Keep spectators away. Beware of objects been thrown out.
Warning! Before starting any repair work, disconnect the plug from the wall socket.
Warning! Keep the extension cord away from the cutting deck
Warning! Do not put hands or feet under the cover of the machine when it is running.
Warning! The blades continue to rotate even after the machine has been switched off.
Warning! Always wear safety goggles.
Warning! Do not use your electric lawnmower in the rain.
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