Operating Guide

Stopping Work
Always turn the tiller + cultivator OFF and disconnect the
electrical power when stopping work or when changing
work areas. Never leave the machine running when
The blades will continue to rotate for a short period after
turning OFF the tiller + cultivator. Wait until the blades
have completely stopped before lifting the machine or
conducting inspection and maintenance.
The motor housing remains hot for a short period after the
machine is turned OFF. Allow the motor housing to cool
completely before touching or storing near combustible
Maintenance + Storage
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels.
Disengage all controls, stop the engine, and wait until the
blades come to a complete stop before cleaning, repairing,
or inspecting the tiller + cultivator.
Regularly check the following:
i) Blades are clear and can rotate freely – Accumulation
of debris around the blades could impair performance
or damage the motor. Inspect and clean the area around
the blades before every use.
ii) Safety devices are operating properly – Do not
tamper with or adjust safety devices.
iii) Bolts and screws are properly tightened – Visually
inspect the machine for any damage and ensure that
the tiller + cultivator is in safe working condition.
iv) Use only identical replacement parts – Always
replace damaged parts with original equipment
manufacturer’s (OEM) parts only. Replacement parts
that do not meet the original equipment specications
may lead to improper performance and compromise
Double-Insulated Appliances
In a double-insulated appliance, two systems of insulation
are provided instead of grounding. No grounding means is
provided on a double-insulated appliance, nor should a means
for grounding be added to the appliance. Servicing a double-
insulated appliance requires extreme care and knowledge
of the system, and should be performed only by qualied
service personnel at an authorized Snow Joe
+ Sun Joe
dealer. Replacement parts for a double-insulated appliance
must be identical to the parts they replace. A double-insulated
appliance is marked with the words “Double Insulation” or
“Double Insulated.” The symbol
(square within a square)
may also be marked on the appliance.
This electric tiller + cultivator is double-insulated, eliminating
the need for a separate grounding system. Use only identical
replacement parts. Read the instructions before servicing
double-insulated appliances. Use this electric tiller + cultivator
only as described in this manual.
Electrical Safety
1. Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection should
be provided on the circuit(s) or outlet(s) to be used for
this electric tiller + cultivator. 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.
An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage
resulting in loss of power and overheating.
Electric shock may cause SEVERE INJURY or
DEATH. Heed these warnings:
Do not allow any part of the electric tiller + cultivator
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)
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