This article will cover the process of assembling the handles on your petrol lawnmower.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Upper Handles
- Connecting Lower Handles to the Mower
- Connecting the Upper Handles to a Petrol Lawnmower
The procedure for assembling the handles depends on the model type, however, the mechanism is similar across the models.
The most common issue is with the 'quick-release clamps' half-way down your handles, where the upper handles connect with the lower handles. As long as you have got the parts assembled in the correct order, it should not be a problem:
^EXAMPLE Please see the image above - the same mechanism applies for all lawnmowers with the 'quick release clamps'
- Ensure that you insert the bolt from the inside of the handles, so that the head of the bolt is on the inside - as circled in red above.
- Ensure that you have placed a washer on the outside of the handles, so that the washer is flush against the outside - as circled in green above.
- Then, you screw the 'quick release clamp' lever onto the bolt thread.
- Screw it until you have the desired tightness - then press down on the lever, as indicated above as '1' and '2'.
Please attempt this procedure as closely and carefully as possible. You should find that the bolt provided is long enough. However, if you have tried this to the best of your abilities and the bolt is still not sufficient in length, then please contact our technical helpline.
Connecting Lower Handles to the Mower
- Another common issue is being unable to secure the lower handle parts to the lawnmower. Again, this varies depending on the model. If it is meant to slot in place and be fixed by screws, make sure that the handle is fully inserted. Note: This may require some force.
Connecting the Upper Handles to a Petrol Lawnmower
- Fitting the upper handles the incorrect way round will result in the Start Stop and Self Propel cables being overly tensioned.
- When connecting the upper handles to a petrol lawnmower please ensure that handles are connected the correct way round so that both the start stop cable and self propel cables are going along the length of one side of the handle.