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Understanding The Machine Safety Labels

The machine safety labels shown in this section are placed in important areas on your machine to draw attention to potential safety hazards.

On your machine safety labels, the words DANGER, WARNING, and CAUTION are used with this safety-alert symbol. DANGER identifies the most serious hazards.

The operator’s manual also explains any potential safety hazards whenever necessary in special safety messages that are identified with the word, CAUTION, and the safety-alert symbol.

Warning


MX4878

Picture Note: This label appears on Briggs and Stratton engines only.

• Read and follow Operating Instructions before running engine.

• Gasoline is flammable. Allow engine to cool at least 2 minutes before refueling.

• Engines emit carbon monoxide, DO NOT run in enclosed area.

DANGER


M118610

ROTATING BLADE

• Do not put hands or feet under or into mower when engine is running.

DANGER


M89504

ROTATING BLADE

• Do not put hands or feet under or into mower when engine is running.

THROWN OBJECTS

• Before mowing, clear area of objects that may be thrown by blade.

• Do not operate mower without discharge chute or entire grass catcher in place.

WARNING


GX22477

AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH

• Drive up and down slopes, not across.

• Avoid sudden turns.

• If machine stops going uphill, stop blades and back down slowly.

• Keep safety devices (guards, shields, and switches) in place and working.

• Remove objects that could be thrown by blades.

• Read operator’s manual.

• Remove objects that can be thrown by blades

• When leaving machine:

–Stop engine

–Set park brake

–Remove key

DANGER


GX22477

ROTATING BLADES CUT OFF ARMS AND LEGS

• Do not mow when children or others are around.

• Do not mow in reverse.

• Look down and behind before and while backing.

• Never carry children even with blades off.

DANGER - CAUTION


M128699

Picture Note: Located on battery

• Shield eyes, explosive gases can cause blindness or injury.

• No sparks, flames, smoking.

• Sulfuric acid can cause blindness or severe burns.

• Flush eyes immediately with water. Get medical help fast.

• Keep out of reach of children.

• Do not tip.

• Keep vent caps tight and level.

Emission Control System Certification Label

NOTE: Tampering with emission controls and components by unauthorized personnel may result in severe fines or penalties. Emission controls and components can only be adjusted by EPA and/or CARB authorized service centers. Contact your John Deere Commercial and Consumer Equipment Retailer concerning emission controls and component questions.

The presence of an emissions label signifies that the engine has been certified with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and/or California Air Resources Board (CARB).

The emissions warranty applies only to those engines marketed by John Deere that have been certified by the EPA and/or CARB; and used in the United States and Canada in off-road mobile equipment.

Emission Compliance Period

If your engine has the emission compliance category listed on the emission control system certification or air index label, this indicates the number of operating hours for which the engine has been certified to meet EPA and/or CARB emission requirements. The following table provides the engine compliance period in hours associated with the category found on the certification label.

Agency

Category

Hours

EPA

C

250

EPA

B

500

EPA

A

1000

CARB

Moderate

125

CARB

Intermediate

250

CARB

Extended

500


Certification

Your mower has been certified by an independent laboratory for compliance with American National Standard B-71.1, “Safety Specifications” for Power Lawn Mowers, Lawn and Garden Tractors, and Lawn Tractors.

Canadian Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Compliance

This spark ignition system complies with Canadian ICES-002.