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Safe Operation Practices for Walk-Behind Snow Throwers
This snow thrower is capable of amputating hands and feet and throwing objects.
Failure to observe the following safety instructions could result in serious injury.
WARNING: Snow throwers have ex-
Look for this symbol to point out im-
posed rotating parts, which can cause 

por tant safety precautions.  It means

severe injury from contact, or from ma-
terial thrown from the discharge chute.  
Keep the area of operation clear of all 
persons, small children and pets at all 
WARNING: Always disconnect spark 
times including startup.
plug wire and place it where it can not 
con tact plug in order to pre vent ac ci -
den tal start ing when setting up, trans-
CAUTION: Muffler and other engine 
port ing, ad just ing or making re pairs.

parts become extremely hot during 
operation and remain hot after engine 
has stopped. To avoid severe burns on 
WARNING: This snow thrower is for 
contact, stay away from these areas.
use on sidewalks, driveways and other 
ground level surfaces.  Caution should 
WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of 
be exercised while using on sloping sur-
its con stit u ents, and certain vehicle 
faces.  Do not use snow thrower on 
com po nents contain or emit chem i-
surfaces above ground level such as 
cals known to the State of Cal i for nia 
roofs of residences, garages, porch es 
to cause can cer and birth defects or 
or other such structures or buildings.
oth er re pro duc tive harm.
1.  Read, understand and follow all instructions on the 
(f)  Keep the nozzle in contact with the rim of the fuel 
machine and in the manual(s) before operating this 
tank or container opening at all times, until refuel-
unit. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the 
ing is complete. Do not use a nozzle lock-open 
proper use of the equipment. Know how to stop the 
unit and disengage the controls quickly.
(g)  Replace gasoline cap securely and wipe up spilled 
2.  Never allow children to operate the equipment. Never 
allow adults to operate the equipment without proper 
(h)  If fuel is spilled on clothing, change clothing im-
3.  Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, par-
5.  Use extension cords and receptacles as specified by 
ticularly small children.
the manufacturer for all units with electric drive motors 
4.  Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling, especially 
or electric starting motors.
when operating the snow thrower in reverse.
6.  Adjust the collector housing height to clear gravel or 
crushed rock surface.
7.  Never attempt to make any adjustments while the 
1.  Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is 
engine (motor) is running (except when specifically 
to be used and remove all doormats, sleds, boards, 
recommended by manufacturer).
wires, and other foreign objects.
8.  Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during op-
2.  Disengage all clutches and shift into neutral before 
eration or while performing an adjustment or repair to 
starting the engine (motor).
protect eyes from foreign objects that may be thrown 
3.  Do not operate the equipment without wearing adequate 
from the machine.
winter garments. Avoid loose fitting clothing that can 
get caught in moving parts. Wear footwear that will 
improve footing on slippery surfaces.
1.  Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. 
4.  Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
(a)  Use an approved fuel container.
2.   Exercise extreme caution when operating on or cross-
ing gravel drives, walks, or roads.  Stay alert for hidden 
(b) Never add fuel to a running engine or hot en-
hazards or traffic.
3.  After striking a foreign object, stop the engine (motor), 
(c)  Fill fuel tank outdoors with extreme care. Never fill 
remove the wire from the spark plug, disconnect the 
fuel tank indoors.
cord on electric motors, thoroughly inspect the snow 
(d)  Never fill containers inside a vehicle or on a truck or 
thrower for any damage, and repair the damage before 
trailer bed with a plastic liner. Always place contain-
restarting and operating the snow thrower.
ers on the ground, away from your vehicle, before 
4.  If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the 
engine (motor) and check immediately for the cause. 
(e)  When practical, remove gas-powered equipment 
Vibration is generally a warning of trouble.
from the truck or trailer and refuel it on the ground. 
5.  Stop the engine (motor) whenever you leave the oper-
If this is not possible, then refuel such equipment 
ating position, before unclogging the collector/impeller 
on a trailer with a portable container, rather than 
housing or discharge chute, and when making any 
from a gasoline dispenser nozzle.
repairs, adjustments or inspections.

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