To ensure maximum safety, best performance, and to gain knowledge
of the appliance, it is essential that you or any other operator of
the appliance read and understand the contents of this manual before
operating the appliance. Pay particular attention to the safety-alert
means CAUTION, WARNING or DANGER—personal safety instruction.
Read and understand the instruction because it has to do with safety. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in personal
injury, risk of fire, or electrical shock.
Double insulation—The power cord
and switch used on this appliance cannot be replaced, and the equipment
shall be disposed of.
Do not use the appliance on gravel surfaces unless it is adjusted
for such a surface in accordance with this Operator’s
Keep children and bystanders away—All
visitors should be kept at a distance from the work area.
Dress properly—Do not wear loose
clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts.
Wear rubber boots when operating the appliance.
Operating the appliance in the hand-held position is unsafe,
except in accordance with the special instructions for such use provided
in this Operator’s Manual.
Warning—To prevent electric shock,
use the appliance only with an extension cord suitable for outdoor
Extension cords—To prevent the appliance
cord and the extension cord from disconnecting during operation, connect
the extension cord to the appliance as shown in Figure 4.
Avoid accidental starting—Do not
carry the appliance with your finger on the switch. Ensure that the
switch is off when plugging in the appliance.
If the appliance cord is damaged in any manner while it is plugged
in, disconnect the extension cord from wall receptacle and contact
an Authorized Service Dealer.
Do not abuse the cord—Never carry
the appliance by its cord or yank on the extension cord to disconnect
the appliance from the receptacle. Keep the cord from heat, oil, and
Keep hands away from moving parts.
Keep guards in place and in working order.
Do not force the appliance—It will
perform better and safer at the rate for which it was designed.
Do not overreach—Watch your footing
and keep your balance at all times.
If the appliance strikes a foreign object, follow these steps:
Stop the appliance.
Release the trigger and the safety interlock switch.
Unplug the power supply cord.
Inspect for damage.
Repair any damage before starting and operating the
Disconnect the appliance—Disconnect
the appliance from the power supply when not in use, before servicing,
or when changing accessories.
Store an idle appliance indoors—When the appliance is
not in use, it should be stored indoors in a dry, secure place—out
of the reach of children.
Maintain the appliance with care—Follow
instructions for changing accessories.
Read and understand the contents of this manual before
you start the motor.
Improperly using or maintaining this appliance could
result in injury or death. To reduce this potential, comply with the
following safety instructions.
This appliance is capable of amputating hands and
feet and of throwing objects. Failure to observe the following safety
instructions could result in serious injury.
Read, understand, and follow all instructions on the
appliance and in the manual(s) before operating this appliance. Be
thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the equipment.
Know how to stop the appliance and disengage the controls quickly.
Never allow children to operate the appliance. Never
allow adults to operate the appliance without proper instruction.
Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
Thoroughly inspect the area where the appliance is
to be used and remove all doormats, sleds, boards, wires, and other
Do not operate the appliance without wearing adequate
winter garments. Avoid loose fitting clothing that can get caught
in moving parts. Wear footwear that will improve footing on slippery
Do not attempt to clear snow from a gravel or crushed
rock surface. This appliance is intended for use only on paved surfaces.
Never attempt to make any adjustments while the motor
is running (except when specifically recommended by manufacturer).
Always wear safety glasses or eye shields during operation
or while performing an adjustment or repair to protect eyes from foreign
objects that may be thrown from the appliance.
Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
Exercise extreme caution when operating on or crossing
gravel drives, walks, or roads. Stay alert for hidden hazards or traffic.
After striking a foreign object, stop the motor, unplug
the unit, thoroughly inspect the appliance for any damage, and repair
the damage before restarting and operating the appliance.
If the unit should start to vibrate abnormally, stop
the motor and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally
a warning of trouble.
Stop the motor whenever you leave the operating position,
before unclogging the rotor blade housing or discharge chute, and
when making any repairs, adjustments or inspections.
When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting the appliance,
stop the motor and ensure that the rotor blades and all moving parts
Exercise extreme caution when operating on slopes.
Never operate the appliance without proper guards
and other safety protective devices in place and working.
Never direct the discharge toward people or areas
where property damage can occur. Keep children and others away.
Do not overload the capacity of the appliance by attempting
to clear snow at too fast of a rate.
Look behind and use care when backing up with the
Disengage power to the rotor blades when the appliance
is transported or not in use.
Never operate the appliance without good visibility
or light. Always be sure of your footing, and keep a firm hold on
the handles. Walk; never run.
Maintenance and Storage
Check all fasteners at frequent intervals for proper
tightness to be sure the equipment is in safe working condition.
Always refer to this Operator’s Manual for important details if the appliance is to be stored for an extended
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels,
Run the appliance a few minutes after throwing snow
to prevent freeze-up of the rotor blades.
Safety and Instructional Decals
Safety decals and instructions are easily visible to
the operator and are located near any area of potential danger. Replace
any decal that is damaged or missing.