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Safety Labels


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.

There can be additional safety information contained on parts and components sourced from suppliers that is not reproduced in this operator’s manual.

WARNING GX22881

AVOID SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH


GX22881B

• Read operator’s manual.

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

• Go across slopes, not up or down.

• Remove objects that could be thrown by blade.

• Do not mow when children or others are around.

• Look down and behind before and while moving backwards.

• Wait at least 2 minutes before refueling.

DANGER GX22881

AMPUTATION AND THROWN OBJECT HAZARD


GX22881C

• Keep hands and feet away from deck.

• Do not operate mower unless discharge deflector or entire grass catcher is in its proper place.

DANGER GX22881


GX22881D

• KEEP HANDS and FEET AWAY

WARNING GX22881


GX22881E

• Guard or entire grass catcher must be installed before operating mower.

DANGER GX22974


GX22974

• KEEP HANDS and FEET AWAY

WARNING 3255Y


GX3255Y

• 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.

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

125

EPA

B

250

EPA

A

500

CARB

Moderate

125

CARB

Intermediate

250

CARB

Extended

500


Certification

Your mower has been certified for compliance with American National Standards Institute B-71.1-2003, “Safety Specifications” for Power Lawn Mowers, Lawn and Garden Tractors, and Lawn Tractors.