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FORM NO. 3312-837 / MODEL: 38040 – 7000001 & UP MODEL: 38050 – 7000001 & UP MODEL: 38080 – 7000001 & UP OPERATOR’S MANUAL 524, 724, and 824 SNOWTHROWERS A SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS The 524, 724 and 824 SNOWTHROWERS meet or exceed the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s safety standards for snowthrowers; thus, Toro proudly displays the OPEl safety seal. To assure maximum safety, optimum performance, and to gain knowledge of the product, it is essential that you or any other operator of the snowthrower read and understand the contents of this manual before the engine is ever started.
Pay particular attention to the safety symbol which means CAUTION, WARNING or DANGER – “personal safety instruction “. Read and understand the instruction because it has to do with safety. Failure to comply with the instruction may result in personal injury. The following instructions are comparable to the Instructions For Safe Snowthrowing adopted by ANSI – American National Standards Institute. The snowthrower is designed and tested to offer reasonably safe servrce; however, failure to operate it in accordance with the following Safety Instructions MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. BEFORE OPERATING 1. Read and understand the contents of this manual before starting and operating the machine. Become familiar with all controls and know how to stop the engine quickly. 2. Keep everyone, especially children and pets, away from the area of operation. Never allow children to operate the snowthrower. 3. Inspect area thoroughly where snowthrower will be used. Remove door mats, sleds, boards, sticks, wire and any other foreign objects which might be picked up and thrown by the snowthrower. 4. Keep all shields and safety devices in place. If a shield, safety device or decal is defective or damaged, repair or replace it before operation is commenced. Also, tighten any loose nuts, bolts and screws. 5. Wear adequate winter clothing and footwear that will improve footing on slippery surfaces. Do not wear loose fitting clothing that could possibly get caught in moving parts. 6. Adjust both skids so auger housing clears gravel or crushed rock surfaces. 8. Always use a grounded three wire plug and cord to start snowthrower equipped with an electric starter. 9. Fill fuel tank with gasoline before starting the engine. Avoid spilling any gasoline. Since gasoline is highly flammable, handle it carefully. DO NOT SMOKE. A. Use an approved gasoline container. b. Fill fuel tank outdoors and only when engine is not running. Engine must be cool to prevent a potential fire hazard. C. Open doors if engine will be run in the garage because exhaust fumes are dangerous and could possibly be deadly. Do not run engine indoors. D. Wipe up any gasoline that spilled, and ininstall gasoline container cap and snowthrower fuel tank cap securely before starting the engine. WHI LE OPERATING 10. Keep people and pets a safe distance away from the snowthrower and area of operation. 11. Allow engine to warm up for about 2 minutes and machine to adjust to outdoor temperature before clearing snow. 12. Do not run engine indoors, except when starting engine. When starting engine indoors, open outside doors because exhaust gasses are dangerous. 13. Operate the snowthrower only when there is good visibility or light. Always maintain secure 1986 7. Before starting the engine, move auger drive control to DISENGAGE and wheel drive control to N (neutral).