King Kutter 999995 User Manual
The use of this equipment is subject to certain hazards that cannot be
protected against by the mechanical means or product design. All opera-
tors of this equipment must read and understand this entire manual, pay-
ing particular attention to safety and operating instructions, prior to using.
If there is something in this manual you do not understand, ask your su-
pervisor, or your dealer, to explain it to you.
Most accidents occur because of neglect or carelessness. Keep all help-
ers and bystanders at least several hundred feet from an operating rotary
tiller. Only properly trained people should operate this machine.
When machine is operated in populated areas where thrown objects could
injure persons or property, operation must be stopped when anyone
comes within several hundred feet.
The majority of the accidents involve entanglement on the driveline, injury
of bystanders by the objects thrown by the rotating tines, and operators
being knocked off the tractor by low hanging limbs and then being run
over by the tiller. Accidents are most likely to occur with machines that
are loaned or rented to someone who has not read the owner’s manual
and is not familiar with a rotary tiller.
The rotary tiller is designed for use only on tractors with the power take-
off (PTO) turning at 540-RPM.
Install and secure all guards and shields before starting or operating.
The tiller tines, driveline guards and tractor, shields should be used and
maintained in good working condition. They should be inspected care-
fully, at least daily, for missing or broken chain links, shields, or guards.
(Worn items must be replaced at once to reduce possibility of injury.)
Disengage power takeoff (PTO) and place transmission in neutral before
attempting to start engine.
Many varied objects, such as wire, cable, rope, or chains, can become
entangled in the operating parts of the tiller. These items could then swing
outside the housing at greater velocities than the tines. Such a situation
is extremely hazardous. Inspect the cutting area for such objects before
tilling. Remove any like objects from the site.