2. Keep the extension cord away from the moving tines
and hot motor housing.
3. Avoid contact with metal objects.
1. Do not operate the machine while under the inuence of
alcohol or drugs.
2. Keep all safety devices in place and working. Do not
operate with missing or damaged components.
3. Ensure the controls (Start/Stop) function properly before
4. Hold onto the cultivator with both hands during
operation. Ensure the grips are dry.
5. Contact with the rotating parts can amputate hands and
feet. Do not put hands or feet near rotating parts.
6. Plan your cultivating pattern to avoid discharge towards
people or property (e.g., windows, cars etc.). Do not
direct discharge at children, bystanders and pets or allow
anyone in front of the machine.
7. Only operate the cultivator when there is good visibility or
light and dry conditions. Always watch your footing and
keep a rm hold on the grips. Walk don’t run!
8. Do not operate the cultivator on slippery surfaces. Check
your footing as you operate the cultivator.
9. Exercise caution when changing direction and operating
on slopes. Always keep feet and legs a safe distance
away from the machine. Look for hidden obstacles or
10. Do not overload machine capacity by attempting to
cultivate to deeply. It will cause excessive resistance.
11. Stop the cultivator and disconnect the electric cord
before you leave the operating position (behind the
handles) to make any adjustments or inspections. Wait
until the tines have come to a complete stop.
12. If the cultivator should start to vibrate abnormally, stop
the machine and inspect thoroughly for damage.
13. Turn the machine OFF and disconnect the electrical
power when moving to a new work area. Allow the tines
to completly stop rotating before moving the cultivator.
14. Always use care and good judgment when you have a
situation that is not covered in this manual. If unsure,
always contact the distributors where you bought
the cultivator or the nearest service location before
15. Avoid Dangerous Environment – Don’t use appliances in
damp or wet locations.
16. Don’t use in rain.
17. Keep Children Away – All visitors should be kept at a
distance from work area.
18. Dress Properly – Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry.
They can be caught in moving parts. Use of rubber
gloves and substantial footwear is recommended when
working outdoors. Wear protective hair covering to
contain long hair.
19. Use Safety Glasses – Always use face or dust mask if
operation is dusty.
20. Use Right Appliance – Do not use appliance for any job
except that for which it is intended.
21. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection should
be provided on the circuit(s) or outlet(s) to be used for
the gardening appliance. Receptacles are available
having built-in GFCI protection and may be used for this
measure of safety.
Exception: This warning does not apply to a battery
m WARNING! – To reduce the risk of electric shock,
use only with an extension cord intended for outdoor
use, such as an extension cord of cord type SW-A,
SOW-A, STW-A, STOW-A, SJW-A, SJOW-A, SJTW-A. or
23. Extension Cord – Make sure your extension cord is
in good condition. When using an extension cord, be
sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized extension cord will
cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power
and overheating. Table 1 shows the correct size to use
depending on cord length and nameplate ampere rating.
If in doubt, use the next heavier gauge. The smaller the
gauge number, the heavier the cord. To reduce the risk of
disconnection of appliance cord from the extension cord
i) Make a knot as shown in Table 2 or
ii) Use one of the plug-receptacle retaining straps or
connectors described in this manual.
Minimum Gauge For Extension Cords
0 – 6
6 – 10
10 – 12
Total length of cord in feet
Not more than