Page 36" & 8" Bear Cat Chipper Operators Manual
1.5 MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE SAFETY
1. Replace any missing or unread-
able safety decals. Refer to the
parts manual for part numbers
when ordering safety decals from
an area Bear Cat dealer.
If equipped, see engine owners
manual or contact the engine manu-
facturer for engine safety instruc-
tions and decals.
2. Store the machine out of reach of
children and where potential fuel
vapors will not reach an open flame
3. Allow machine to cool before stor-
ing in an enclosure.
1.6 TOWING SAFETY
1. Rotate the discharge tube to face
the opposite direction of the tow-
ing vehicle before towing. This pre-
vents the discharge tube from pro-
jecting over the trailer wheels and
striking foreign objects.
2. Connect hitch safety chains.
Tighten and secure trailer hitch
bolts. Do not attempt to tow the
trailer if vehicle is not equipped with
a 2 ball.
3. Do not exceed maximum towing
speed, indicated on tire sidewall.
Inflate tires to manufacturers specs
as stated on the tire sidewall.
4. Check wheel lug bolts periodically
to ensure they are tight and se-
5. Make sure the jack stand on trailer
is in the UP position to clear the
ground during towing. Place the
jack stand on a level surface and
secure it in the DOWN position be-
6. Never allow passengers to ride on
the chipper chute while the vehicle
is moving, whether the chipper is
running or not.
7. If applicable, shut off fuel supply
1.7 BATTERY SAFETY
1. Improper use and care of the bat-
tery on electric start models can
result in serious personal injury or
property damage. Always observe
the following safety precautions:
2. Poison/Danger - Causes Severe
Burns. The battery contains sulfu-
ric acid. Avoid contact with skin,
eyes or clothing. Keep out of
reach of children.
Flush immediately with lots of wa-
ANTIDOTE-Internal: Drink large
quantities of water or milk. Follow
with milk of magnesia, beaten egg
or vegetable oil. Call a physician
ANTIDOTE-Eye Contact: Flush
with water for 15 minutes. Get
prompt medical attention.
3. The battery produces explosive
gases. Keep sparks, flame or
cigarettes away. Ventilate area
when charging battery. Always
wear safety goggles when work-
ing near battery.
4. The battery contains toxic materi-
als. Do not damage battery case.
If case is broken or damaged,
avoid contact with battery contents.
Neutralize acid spills with a bak-
ing soda and water solution. Prop-
erly dispose of a damaged or worn-
out battery. Check with local au-
thorities for proper disposal meth-
5. Do not short circuit battery. Se-
vere fumes and fire can result.
6. Before working with electrical wires
or components: disconnect bat-
tery ground (negative) cable first.
Disconnect positive cable second.
Reverse this order when reconnect-
ing battery cables.
DANGER / POISON
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT TIP. KEEP VENT CAPS TIGHT AND LEVEL.