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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

How to use a push mower.

The SE series 22” push mower.

Above is a typical example of a push mower, an essential garden tool for any family man,
push mowers are suitable for medium sized lawns, when used, they offer a clean, robust, crisp cut, they also offer an opportunity for a workout while doing something constructive, mowing your lawn!

If you are thinking of purchasing one of these for the first time, and wondering how you will actually use it, consider the following tips;

How to operate a lawn mower

1: Stand behind the push lawn mower machine.
2: Use one hand to hold the engine stop lever in the operating position.
3: Use the other hand to hold the recoil starter handle.
4: Slowly pull the recoil starter handle until you feel resistance,, then pull to start the push mower engine.
5: Start mowing.

Tips when operating a push mower

1: Turn OFF the blade when crossing gravel drives, walks or roads.
2: Mow across the face of slopes: never up and down, exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slope.
3: Always keep your push mower blades sharp.
4: Mow moving forward, NEVER backwards.
5: Always be sure of your footing, if at any time you feel you are losing balance, release the blade control handle immediately, the blade then stops rotating within 3 seconds.
6: Always be on the lookout for holes, ruts, rocks, hidden objects or bumps.
7: Sloped yards are a major factor related to slip-and-fall accidents, which can result in severe injury. While operating your push mower on a slope be sure to exercise extra caution, it’s advisable not to use a push mower on a slope greater than 15 degrees.

How NOT to operate a push mower

When operating a push mower.
1: Do not mow near drop-offs, ditches or embankments.
2: Do not mow slopes greater than 15 degrees.
3: Do not mow wet grass as unstable footing could cause you to slip.

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