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BEFORE OPERATING. Walker DSD56, MB | Manualzz

Safety Instructions

Pay particular attention to any information labeled


When you see the Safety Alert Symbol ( ), read, understand, and follow the instructions. Fail ure to comply with safety instructions may result in personal injury.

The seriousness or degree of importance of each type of information is defined as follows:


An IMMEDIATE hazard that WILL result in severe personal injury or DEATH, if warning is ignored and proper safety precautions are not taken.


A POTENTIAL hazard that COULD result in severe personal injury or DEATH, if warning is ignored and proper safety precautions are not taken.


Possible hazards or unsafe practices that

MAY result in MODERATE personal injury or property damage, or machine damage, if warning is ignored and proper safety precautions are not taken.

IMPORTANT: Identifies mechanical information demanding special attention, since it deals with the possibility of damaging a part or parts of the machine.

NOTE: Identifies information worthy of special attention.

Walker Manufacturing cannot predict every potentially dangerous situation. Therefore, items labeled as such in this manual do not cover all conceivable situations. Any person using procedures, tools, or control techniques not recommended by Walker

Manufacturing must take full responsibility for safety.

The Walker Rider Lawnmower has been designed with many safety features to protect the operator from personal harm or injury. However, it is necessary for the operator to use safe operating procedures at all times. Failure to follow safety instructions contained in this manual may result in personal injury or damage to equipment or property.

If you have any questions concerning setup, operation, maintenance, or safety, please contact your authorized Walker Mower Dealer or call Walker

Manufacturing Company at (970) 221-5614.


1. Read and understand the contents of this

Owner’s Manual before starting and operat-

ing the machine. Become thoroughly familiar with all machine controls and how to stop the machine and disengage the controls quickly.

Replacement Owner’s Manuals are available by sending the Model and Serial Number to:

Walker Manufacturing Company

5925 East Harmony Road

Fort Collins, CO 80528

2. Never allow children to operate rider mower.

Do not allow adults to operate without proper instruction.

3. Clear the area to be mowed of any foreign

objects which may be picked up and thrown by cutter blades. Pick up all sticks, stones, wire, and any other debris.

4. Keep everyone, especially children and pets, a safe distance away from the area being mowed.

Do not mow with bystanders in the area.

5. Do not operate the machine barefoot or wearing sandals, sneakers, tennis shoes, or similar lightweight footwear. Wear substantial protective footwear.



Safety Instructions

6. Do not wear loose fitting clothing that could get caught in moving parts. Do not operate this machine while wearing shorts; always wear ade-

quate protective clothing, including long pants. Wearing safety glasses, safety shoes, and a helmet is advisable and required by some local ordinances and insurance regulations.

7. Prolonged exposure to loud noise can cause impairment or loss of hearing. Operator hear-

ing protection is recommended. Wear a suitable hearing protective device, such as earmuffs or earplugs.

8. Keep all protective shields and safety de-

vices in place. If a protective shield, safety device, or decal is damaged, unusable, or missing, repair or replace it before operating the machine.

9. Be sure interlock switches are functioning

correctly, so the engine cannot be started unless the Forward Speed Control lever is in the

NEUTRAL-PARK position, and the PTO clutch is in the DISENGAGED position. Also, the engine should stop if the operator lifts off the seat with the PTO clutch in the ENGAGED position.

10. Handle gasoline with care. Gasoline is highly flammable and its vapors are explosive: a. Use an approved fuel container.

b. Never add fuel to a running engine or hot engine (allow hot engine to cool several minutes).

c. Keep matches, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, open flames, or sparks away from the fuel tank and fuel container.

d. Always fill the fuel tank outdoors using care.

Fill to about one inch from the top of the tank.

Use a funnel or spout to prevent spilling.

e. Replace the machine fuel cap and container cap securely and clean up any spilled fuel before starting the engine.

11. Never attempt to make any adjustments

while the engine is running, except where specifically instructed to do so.

12. The electrical system battery contains sulfuric acid. Avoid any contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Keep the battery and acid out of reach of children.


The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of

California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.


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