Rover Mowers Limited ENGLISH SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
a. Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the
controls and the proper use of the equipment.
b. Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these
instructions to use the mower. Local regulations may
restrict the age of the operator.
c. Never mow while people, especially children, or pets
d. Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible
for accidents or hazards occurring to other people or
a. While mowing, always wear substantial footwear and
Do not operate the equipment when barefoot or
wearing open sandals.
b. Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is
to be used and remove all stones, sticks, wires,
bones and other foreign objects.
c. WARNING- Petrol is highly flammable.
Take the following precautions.
i. Store fuel in containers specially designed for this
ii. Refuel outdoors only and do not smoke while
iii. Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove
the cap of the fuel tank or add petrol while the engine
is running or when the engine is hot.
iv. If petrol is spilled, do not attempt to start the
engine but move the machine away from the area of
spillage and avoid creating any source of ignition
until petrol vapours have dissipated.
v. For reasons of safety the petrol tank and tank cap lock must be
replaced if damaged.
d. Replace faulty silencers.
e. Before using, always visually inspect to see that the
blades, blade bolts and cutter assembly are not worn or
damaged. Replace worn or damaged blades in sets to
f. On multibladed machines, take care as rotating one
blade can cause other blades to rotate.
a. Do not operate the engine in a confined space where
dangerous carbon monoxide fumes can collect.
b. Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light.
c. Avoid operating the equipment in wet grass, where
d. Always be sure of your footing on slopes.
e. Walk, never run.
f. For wheeled rotary machines, mow across the face of
slopes, never up and down.
g. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on
h. Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
i. Use extreme caution when reversing or pulling the
mower towards you.
j. Stop the blade(s) ,if the mower has to be tilted for
transportation when crossing surfaces other than grass
and when transporting the mower to and from the area
to be mowed.
k. Never operate the mower with defective guards or
shields, or without safety devices, for example deflectors
and/or grass catchers in place.
l. Do not change the engine governor settings or overspeed
m. Disengage all blade and drive clutches before starting
n. Start the engine or switch on the mower carefully
according to instructions and with feet well away
from the blade(s).
o. Do not tilt when starting the engine or switching on
the motor, unless the mower has to be tilted for
starting. In this case, do not tilt it more than absolutely
necessary and lift only the part which is away from the
p. Do not start the engine when standing in front of the
q. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
r. Never pick up or carry a mower while the engine is
s. Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug lead:
i. Before clearing blockages or unclogging the chute.
ii. Before checking, cleaning or working on the mower.
iii. After striking a foreign object. Inspect the mower for
damage and make repairs before restarting and
operating the mower.
iv. If the mower starts to vibrate abnormally check
t. Stop the engine
i. Whenever you leave the mower.
ii. Before refuelling.
u. Reduce the throttle setting during engine run-out and if
the engine is provided with a shut-off valve, turn off the
fuel at the conclusion of mowing.
4. Maintenance and storage.
a. Keep all nuts, bolts, and screws tight to be sure the
equipment is in safe working condition.
b. Never store the equipment with petrol in the tank inside
a building where fumes may reach an open flame or
c. Allow the engine to cool before storing in any enclosure.
d. To reduce the fire hazard, keep the engine, silencer,
battery compartment and petrol storage area free of
grass, leaves, or excessive grease.
e. Check the grass catcher frequently for wear or
f. Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
g. If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this outdoors.