Service Machine Safely
Practice Safe Maintenance
ˇ Understand service procedure before doing work. Keep area clean and dry.
ˇ Never lubricate or service snowblower while it is moving. Keep safety devices in place and in working condition. Keep hardware tight.
ˇ To prevent them from getting caught, keep hands, feet, clothing, jewelry, and long hair away from any moving parts.
ˇ Before servicing snowblower, disengage all power and stop the engine. Let engine cool.
ˇ Securely support any machine elements that must be raised for service work.
ˇ Keep all parts in good condition and properly installed. Fix damage immediately. Replace worn or broken parts. Remove any buildup of grease, oil, or debris.
ˇ Unauthorized modifications to the snowblower may impair its function and safety.
Wear Appropriate Clothing
ˇ Wear close fitting clothing and safety equipment appropriate for the job.
ˇ Wear eye protection.
ˇ Loud noise can cause impairment or loss of hearing, wear a suitable protective device such as earplugs.
ˇ Do not wear radio or music headphones while servicing the machine. Safe service requires your full attention.
Avoid Injury From Moving Parts
ˇ Keep hands, feet and clothing away from snowblower and discharge chute when auger is turning.
ˇ Stop auger when you are not blowing snow.
ˇ Stop vehicle engine before you unplug, repair, or adjust snowblower.
Handling Waste Products
ˇ Waste products, such as, used oil, fuel, and batteries, can harm the environment and people.
ˇ DO NOT use beverage containers for waste fluids - someone may drink from them.
ˇ See your local Recycling Center or John Deere dealer to learn how to recycle or get rid of waste products.
ˇ A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides specific details on chemical products: physical and health hazards, safety procedures, and emergency response techniques. See your John Deere dealer for the MSDS on chemical products used with your machine.