mWARNING! Inspect the area prior to mowing and
remove all the stones, sticks, wires and other foreign objects
that could be picked up and thrown by the rotating blade.
Failure to comply not only will damage the mower blade, but
can also lead to serious personal injury.
• Be sure to check the mowing blade periodically for signs
of wear and sharpen it at least once per year, as described
in the maintenance section.
NOTE: A sharp blade will greatly enhance the performance
of the mower, especially when cutting tall blades of grass.
• When cutting thick grass, reduce your walking speed
in order to allow for a more eective cut and a proper
discharge of the clippings. For a healthy lawn, always cut
o one-third or less from the total length of the grass. The
average lawn should be approximately 1.5 to 2 in. (3.8 to
5 cm) long during cool months, and more than 2 in. (5 cm)
long during hot months. If there is growth, the lawn should
be cut in the fall.
• The lawn will look better if it is always cut to the same
height and in alternate directions.
• When crossing any gravelled surfaces, release the switch
bar lever to turn o the mower. The stones can be picked
up and thrown by the rotating blade.
• Set the mower to the highest cutting height when mowing
on uneven ground or in tall weeds.
mWARNING! If you strike a foreign object, stop the motor
and remove the safety key. Thoroughly inspect the mower and
repair any damage before resuming work.
• IMPORTANT! Never open the ejector ap when the grass
collection bag has been detached (to be emptied) and the
motor is still running. A rotating blade can cause serious
• Always carefully fasten the ejector ap and grass
collection bag. Switch o the motor before emptying the
grass collection bag. Always ensure that a safe distance
(provided by the length of the long handles) is maintained
between the user and the mower housing. Be especially
careful when mowing and changing direction on slopes
• Maintain a solid footing and wear sturdy, non-slip footwear
and long trousers. Always mow across an incline (not up
• For safety reasons, the lawn mower may not be used to
mow inclines with gradients exceeding 15 degrees.
• Use special caution when backing up and pulling the lawn
mower towards you as such maneuvering of the machine
poses a tripping hazard.
Maintenance + Care
mWARNING! Before cleaning, repairing or inspecting
the mower, disconnect the power supply by plugging out the
safety key and verify that all moving parts have come to a
• Always keep the mower clean and free of grass, dirt or
• Keep the handles dry, clean and free of oil and grease.
• After each cutting session, remove accumulated grass
clippings and debris using either a dry cloth or handbrush.
You may also clean the equipment with a damp cloth and
some soft, non-abrasive soap. Do not use cleaning agents
or harsh solvents as they may damage the equipment's
plastic components. Make sure that no water penetrates
the equipment's interior as intake of water can destroy the
switch/plug mechanism and the electric motor.
• Do not clean the lawn mower with running water,
particularly with high-pressure water.
• Check all nuts, bolts and screws for proper tightness
before each use.
• Frequently inspect the grass collection bag assembly for
signs of wear and replace immediately with a genuine
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part if damage is found.
• Replace excessively worn or damaged parts immediately.
• To maximize your mower's longevity, all screwed parts,
including the wheels and axles, should be cleaned and
lubricated. There are no parts inside the equipment which
require additional maintenance or lubrication.
IMPORTANT: The mower blade is sharp and can cause severe
personal injury if handled incorrectly. Wrap the blade or wear
protective gloves, and use extra caution when handling.
The steel blade is designed to provide a ne cut in long or
tough grass. Deterioration in the quality of cut indicates blade
wear or damage. Follow these steps to determine if the blade
needs to be resharpened or replaced:
1. Disconnect the power supply to the mower by removing
the safety key.
2. Turn the mower on its side to expose the underside of the
3. Check the blade.
a. If the blade is blunt or has minor wear, then resharpen.
Contact an authorized Snow Joe
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b. If the blade shows signs of major wear or damage (i.e.
gouged, bent), replace. Please call Snow Joe
customer service for assistance at