Rover Domestic Rotary Lawnmower User Manual

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DOMESTIC ROTARY LAWNMOWER

OWNER’S MANUAL

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Never mow while barefoot or wearing open sandals or thongs. Wear long trousers and heavy shoes

Know your controls. Read the owner’s manual carefully. Learn how to stop the engine quickly in any emergency

Make sure the lawn is clear of sticks, stones, bones, wire and debris. They could be thrown by the blade

Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire before clearing blockages, checking, or working on the mower.

Before using, always visually inspect to see that blades, blade bolts and cutter assembly are not worn or damaged. Replace worn or damaged blades in sets to preserve balance.

DAMAGED BLADES AND WORN BOLTS ARE MAJOR HAZARDS.

Check all nuts, bolts and screws often; always be sure the mower is in a safe operating condition. Use only genuine replacement parts.

Refuel outdoors only. Do not smoke while fuelling engine. Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the cap off the fuel tank or add fuel while the engine is running or the engine is hot. If fuel is spilled, do not attempt to start the engine but move the machine away from the area of the spill and avoid creating any source of ignition until fuel vapours have dissipated.

Do not mow whilst people, especially children or pets are in the mowing area.

Replace worn or faulty silencers (muffler)

Mow only in good daylight.

Never use the mower unless the grass catcher or guards (rear flap) provided by the manufacturer are in position.

Start the engine carefully with feet well away from the blade.

Do not operate the engine in a confined space where exhaust fumes (carbon monoxide) can collect.

Stop the engine whenever you leave the mower, even for a moment.

Do not allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions to use the mower.

Store the mower in a well-ventilated room away from naked flames such as may be found in hot water heaters.

Do not over-speed the engine or alter governor settings. Excessive speed is dangerous and shortens the mower life.

It is advisable to wear suitable eye protection when operating a mower.

Turn the fuel off at the conclusion of mowing and reduce the throttle setting during engine run-out.

Store fuel in a cool place in a container specifically designed for the purpose. In general, plastic containers are unsuitable.

Stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire and inspect the mower if :

a)the mower begins to vibrate abnormally; or

b)after striking a foreign object.

Never cut grass while walking backwards.

Stop the engine before pushing the mower across gravel drives, walks or roads.

Walk, never run.

Mow across the face of slopes, never up and down. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. Do not mow excessively steep slopes.

Never pick up or carry a mower when it is operating.

CAUTION

To avoid engine damage drain the oil and fuel from the engine before turning the lawnmower over in any direction.

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INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of this domestic rotary lawnmower.

This manual covers the setting up, operation and maintenance of the domestic

rotary lawnmower. Please read and understand this owner’s manual before using the mower. If any point is unclear, contact Rover Mowers or any Rover Mowers authorized service dealer or agent.

To emphasise special information the following WARNING and CAUTION highlights are used.

WARNING

The safety of the user and others involved. Personal injury may result should this information be disregarded.

CAUTION

Follow these instructions to avoid mower damage and possible loss of warranty.

MANUAL CONTENTS

Page

Safety instructions

 

1

Introduction

 

2

Setting up

 

3

Operation - All Models

3, 4 & 5

 

- Mulch Models (only)

4

& 5

Maintenance - All Models

6, 7

& 8

 

- Mulch Models (only)

6, 7

& 8

Mulch Mowing Information

8

& 9

Warranty conditions

 

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CARTON CONTENTS:

Quantity

Domestic rotary lawnmower

 

1

Plastic kit bag (containing Owner’s manuals and handle bar fasteners)

 

1

Plastic grass catcher upper half

 

1

Plastic grass catcher lower half

 

1

NB. Mowers which have the Mulch option will have the mulch plug fitted into the rear chute of the mower.

If when unpacking your new lawnmower it is found that there are items missing contact your nearest authorized Rover Mowers service dealer or agent.

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SETTING UP

Plastic grass catcher assembly

Refer to the “Set Up Instructions” attached to the grass catcher lower half.

Grass Catcher

Upper Half

Grass Catcher

Lower Half

Figure 1. Grass Catcher—Assembled

Engine oil

Oil must be added before attempting to start the engine otherwise damage to the engine will occur.

Refer to the engine owner’s manual.

The 4 stroke engine fitted to the lawnmower is shipped with no oil in the sump.

Engine fuel

Refer to the engine owner’s manual.

Use only fresh unleaded fuel in the lawnmower engine.

OPERATION - All mowers

Adjusting the cut height– refer figure 2.

WARNING

When selecting the cut height stand to the rear of the machine with your feet well clear of the cutting blades.

(2) (1)

The lawnmower 13 height settings are controlled by the height adjustment lever located at the rear right hand wheel.

Grasp the height adjustment lever (1) and pull the lever away from the base to disengage the lever from the height adjustment rack (2).

Move the lever either forwards or backwards to the desired position and release the lever so as to engage in the height adjustment rack.

Figure 2. Height adjustment

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