Facilities

Lawn Mowers

Operating on Uneven Ground

Operating a mower on uneven ground is the number one cause of accidents due to rolling of the machine. Since not all machinery is equipped with ROPS, mower operators have been killed and severely injured by improper operation on uneven ground. Even with ROPS, operators remain at risk and therefore should evaluate each situation on the safest way to mow.

If an area is too sloped or the ground is deemed too uneven to operate the mower safely, use a weedeater or pushmower.

Before actually mowing on even ground, prepare the machine.

When mowing on uneven ground:

If in doubt, do not mow on uneven ground.  Operating in an unsafe situation could cost you life or limb.