Use and Care Manual

Maintenance + Storage
Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are tightened
securely and that the machine is in safe working condition.
Allow the mower to cool before you put it into an enclosed
To avoid the risk of re, keep the motor housing and
ventilation slots clear of grass, leaves, oil and grease.
Routinely check the grass basket for signs of wear and
impaired functionality.
For your own safety, have worn or damaged parts
immediately replaced.
Take care not to jam your ngers between moving blades
and stationary parts of the equipment while you are
adjusting the equipment.
While you are carrying out maintenance work on the
blades, remember that the blades can still be moved even
if the power source has been switched o.
mWARNING! Some dust and debris created by the
use of the tool could contain chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
Chemicals in fertilizers
Compounds in insecticides, herbicides and pesticides
Arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber
Your risk from exposure to these chemicals varies, and
depends on how often you do this type of work. To reduce
your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with
approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are
specially designed to lter out microscopic particles.
Electrical Safety
1. Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection should
be provided on the circuit(s) or outlet(s) to be used for
the hybrid lawn mower. Receptacles are available having
built-in GFCI protection and may be used for this
measure of safety.
2. To prevent electric shock, use only with an extension cord
suitable for outdoor use, such as SW-A, SOW-A, STW-A,
Before use, check that the extension cord is in good
condition. When using an extension cord, make sure to
use one heavy enough to carry the current to the product.
For lengths up to 50 ft (15 m), a No. 16 AWG (or greater)
extension cord must be used. For lengths more than
50 ft (15 m) and up to 100 ft (30 m), a No. 14 AWG
(or greater) extension cord must be used. An undersized
cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
power and overheating.
3. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has
a polarized plug (i.e. one blade is wider than the other).
Use this appliance only with a polarized UL-, CSA-, or
ETL-rated extension cord for outdoor, all-weather use.
The appliance plug will t into a polarized extension
cord only one way.
If the appliance plug does not t fully into the extension
cord, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not t, obtain
a correct polarized extension cord. A polarized extension
cord will require the use of a polarized wall outlet. The
extension cord plug will t into the polarized wall outlet
only one way. If the plug does not t fully into the wall
outlet, reverse the plug. If the plug still does not t,
contact a qualied electrician to install the proper wall
outlet. Do not modify the appliance plug, extension cord
receptacle, or extension cord plug in any way.
4. To prevent the appliance cord from disconnecting from the
extension cord during operation, use the on-board cord
restraint hook and/or make a knot with the two cords as
shown in Table 1.
Electric shock may cause SEVERE INJURY or
DEATH. Heed these warnings:
• Do not allow any part of the hybrid lawn mower to
make contact with water while it is in operation. If the
appliance becomes wet while turned o, wipe dry
before starting.
• Use only a UL-, CSA-, or ETL-rated extension cord
for outdoor, all-weather use.
• Do not use an extension cord over 100 ft (30 m).
• Do not touch the appliance or its plug with wet hands
or while standing in water. Wearing rubber boots
oers some protection.
Extension Cord
Wire Gauge (A.W.G.):
Up to 50 ft
(15 m)
+50 ft - 100 ft
(+15 m - 30 m)
16 14
(B) Connect plug and receptacle
Cord set Appliance cord
(A) Tie cord as shown
Table 1. Method of Securing Extension Cord