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Safety For Riding Mowers

  • Do not give children rides on a riding mower, even with the mower blades not turning.
  • Children may fall off and be badly injured or interfere with safe machine operation.
  • Children who have been given rides in the past may suddenly appear in the mowing area for another ride and be run over or backed over by the machine.
  • Do not mow with a riding mower in reverse unless absolutely necessary.
  • You can be seriously injured or even killed if you use a riding mower on too steep an incline.
  • Using a riding mower on a slope that is too steep, or where you don't have adequate traction can cause you to lose control or roll over.
  • Always consult your operator's manual for safety messages concerning operation on a slope.

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