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Pictorial Safety Signs

At several important places on this machine safety signs are affixed intended to signify potential danger. The hazard is identified by a pictorial in a warning triangle. An adjacent pictorial provides information how to avoid personal injury. These safety signs, their placement on the machine and a brief explanatory text are shown in this Safety section.

Warning Hot Surface


• Stay clear of hot surfaces.

• Stay a safe distance from machine.

Read Operator’s Manual

M154538a / M154540a

• This operator’s manual contains important information necessary for safe machine operation.

• Carefully read operator’s manual before operating machine. Observe all safety rules to avoid accidents.

Keep Children Away From Mower

M154538a / M154540a

• Make sure that children stay clear of mower at all times when the engine is running.

• Stay a safe distance from the machine.

Avoid Injury From Tipping

M154538a / M154540a

• Do not drive where machine could slip or tip. Drive up and down slopes, not across.

• Do not drive on slope with more than a 11? incline.

Drawbar Load


Do not exceed recommended drawbar loads stated on label.

• Horizontal 1700 N (382 lb)

• Vertical 1350 N (303 lb)

Use Bypass Valve Lever Safely


• Pull out transmission bypass valve lever (tow valve) before pushing machine.

• Push in bypass valve lever before driving machine.

Avoid Injury From Loaded Spring


• Keep fingers and hands away from pinch point.

• To avoid injury from loaded spring, read Operator’s Manual before changing attachment.

CE Certification, Specification and Sound Label

Model X540


• This label on your machine indicates spindle speed, mass, and sound information. It satisfies marking requirements for European Directive 98/37/EC (89/392/EEC) and 2000/14/EC standards.