24. Avoid Unintentional Starting – Don’t carry plugged-in
appliance with nger on switch. Be sure switch is OFF
when plugging in.
25. Don’t Abuse Cord – Never carry appliance by cord or
yank it to disconnect from receptacle. Keep cord from
heat, oil, and sharp edges.
Exception: This statement does not apply to a cordless
battery-operated gardening appliance.
26. Don’t grasp the exposed cutting blades or cutting edges
when picking up or holding the appliance. (For grass
shears and similar appliances only.)
27. Don’t Force Appliance – It will do the job better and with
less likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate for which it
28. Don’t Overreach – Keep proper footing and balance at all
29. Stay Alert – Watch what you are doing. Use common
sense. Do not operate appliance when you are tired.
30. Disconnect Appliance – Disconnect the appliance from
the power supply when not in use, before servicing,
when changing accessories such as blades, and the like.
Exception: This warning does not apply to a battery
31. Store Idle Appliances Indoors – When not in use,
appliances should be stored indoors in dry, and high or
locked-up place – out of reach of children.
32. Maintain Appliance With Care – Keep cutting edge sharp
and clean for best performance and to reduce the risk
of injury. Follow instructions for lubricating and changing
accessories. Inspect appliance cord periodically, and
if damaged, have it repaired by an authorized service
facility. Inspect extension cords periodically and replace
if damaged. Keep handle dry, clean, and free from oil and
33. Check Damaged Parts – Before further use of the
appliance, a guard or other part that is damaged should
be carefully checked to determine that it will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, mounting, and any other condition
that may affect its operation. A guard or other part that is
damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an
authorized service center unless indicated elsewhere in
1. Always turn the cultivator OFF and disconnect the
electrical power when there is a work stoppage or
changing work areas. Never leave the machine running
2. The tines will continue to rotate for a short period
after turning the cultivator OFF. Wait until the tines
have completely stopped before lifting the machine or
conducting inspection and maintenance.
3. The motor housing remains hot for a short period after
the machine is turned OFF. Allow the motor housing to
cool off before touching or storing near combustible
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
1. Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels.
2. Disengage all controls, stop the engine and wait until the
tines come to a complete stop before cleaning, repairing
or inspecting the cultivator.
3. Regularly check the following:
a. Accumulation of debris around the tines could cause
a poor performance or damage to the motor. Inspect
and clean before every use.
b. Safety devices are operating properly. Do not tamper
with or adjust safety devices.
c. Bolts and screws for proper tightness. Visually
inspect machine for any damage and that the
cultivator is in safe working condition.
d. Always replace damaged parts with original
equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) parts only.
Replacement parts that do not meet the original
equipment specications may lead to improper
performance and compromise safety.
(B) Connect plug and receptacle
Cord set Appliance cord
(A) Tie cord as shown
Method of securing extension cord