Lawnmower Safety Rules

WB20ZB7 and WB450A models





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I. General Operation

  1. Read, Understand, and follow all instructions on the machine and the manual(s) that come with the mower before starting. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the machine before starting.
  2. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
  3. Only allow responsible individuals, who are familiar with the instructions, to operate the machine.
  4. Clear the area of objects such as rocks, toys, wire, bones, sticks, etc., which could be picked up and thrown by the blade.
  5. Be sure the area is clear of other people before mowing. Stop machine if anyone enters the area.
  6. Do not operate the mower when barefoot or wearing open sandals. Always wear substantial footwear.
  7. Do not pull mower backwards unless absolutely necessary. Always look down and behind before and while moving backwards.
  8. Do not operate the mower without proper guards plates, grass catcher or other safety protective devices in place.
  9. See manufacturer’s instructions for proper operation and installation of accessories. Only use accessories approved by the manufacturer.
  10. Stop the blade(s) when crossing gravel drives, walks, or roads.
  11. Stop the engine (motor) off and wait until the blade comes to complete stop before removing grass catcher.
  12. Mow only in daylight or good artificial light.
  13. Do not operate the machine while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  14. Never operate machine in wet grass. Always be sure of your footing: keep a firm hold on the handle and walk; never run.
  15. Disengage the self-propelled mechanism or drive clutch on mowers so equipped before starting the engine (motor).(WB20SB WB21SB are the exceptions).
  16. If the equipment should start to vibrate abnormally, stop the engine (motor) and check immediately for the cause. Vibration is generally a warming of trouble.
  17. Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side shields when operating mower.



  1. Slopes are a major factor related to slip and fall accidents, which can result in severe injury. All slopes require extra caution. If you feel uneasy on a slope, do not mow it.


  1. Mow across the face of slopes: never up and down. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
  2. Remove obstacles such as rocks, tree limbs, etc.
  3. Watch for holes, ruts, or bumps. Tall grass can hide obstacles.


  1. Do not trim near drop-offs, ditches or embankments. The operator could lose footing or balance.
  2. Do not trim excessively steep slopes.
  3. Do not mow on wet grass. Reduced footing could cause slipping.


Tragic accidents can occur if the operator is not alert to the presence of children. Children are often attracted to the machine and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.


  1. Keep children out of the trimming area and under the watchful care of another responsible adult.
  2. Be alert and turn machine off if children enter the area.
  3. Before and while walking backwards, look behind and down for small children.
  4. Never allow children to operate the machine.
  5. Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects that may obscure vision.



  1. Use extra care in handling gasoline and other fuels.

They are flammable and vapors are explosive.
-  Use only an approved container.
-  Never remove gas cap or add fuel with the engine running. Allow engine to cool before refueling. Do not smoke.
-  Never refuel the machine indoors.
-  Never store the machine or fuel container inside where there is an open flame, such as a water heater.

  1. Never run a machine inside a closed area.
  2. Never make adjustments or repairs with the engine (motor) running. Disconnect the spark plug wire, and keep the wire away from the plug to prevent accidental starting.
  3. Keep nuts and bolts, especially blade attachment bolts, tight and keep equipment in good condition.
  4. Never tamper with safety devices. Check their proper operation regularly.
  5. Keep machine free of grass, leaves, or other debris build-up. Clean oil or fuel spillage. Allow machine to cool before storing.
  6. Stop and inspect the equipment if you strike an object. Repair, if necessary, before restarting.
  7. Never attempt to make wheel height adjustments while the engine (motor) is running.
  8. Grass catcher components are subject to wear, damage, and deterioration, which could expose moving parts or allow objects to be thrown. Frequently check components and replace with manufacturer’s recommended parts, when necessary.
  9. Mower blades are sharp and can cut. Wrap the blade(s) or wear gloves, and use extra caution when servicing them.
  10. Do not change the engine governor setting or over speed the engine.

WARNING: Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.