Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
6 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, April u, i9. J YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. LAMX.UCMVER SAFETY Each year, thousands of peo- ple are hurt, crippled for life or even killed through the care- less use of power mowers. This I received in the mail, "saiety news" from Outdoor Power Equipment Institute in Washington, D.C. which should be passed on to all readers ev- erywhere. "A new revised Safety Standard for power mowers the most sweeping revision in the standard's 12 year history will be in evi- dence on many 1973 power mowers. The Standard's offi- cial designation, NS B71.1-1972, appears on the new triangular safety seal issued by OPEI the sponsor of an independent laboratory teslng program for conformanee to the standard. Models of mowers bearing this seal en the deck have been test- ed under this program and found to comply vrith the stan- dard. The new revision covers types of power mw- cis including roianes, re elf. riding mowers, lawn and gai- cen tractors, and mowing at- tachments. For the consumer, t're revised standard means more protection from living ob- jects and less opportunity for contact mower blades and moving parts. The standard re- quires that discharged material be kept from the operator's zone and calls for protective guarding at the rear of the mower deck, which also helps to prevent the operator's feet from slipping under the ma- chine." EDITOR'S NOTE: This new safety standard applies in th U.S. and the seal may not be shown on machines sold in Can ada. In addition, the updated stan dard also calls for protection at the mouth of the discharge chute and requires a test where a probe, shaped like a boot is moved about in the dis- charge chute without entering the blade path. Other strength- ened requirements of the new standard include a linrfM blade stopping time within seconds, a splash shield or de- flector to keep spilled gasoline from the muffler area, and re- stricted noise level 92 deci- bels for walk-behind mowers and 95 for riding vehicles. Stan- dardized and easily identified engine controls also are re- cniired with forward movement 'or "fast" and rearward for "stow" or "stop." The revised standard also covers grass catchers when thev are a part cf the mower housing when in place. The catcher must meet tests as the mower itself for of thrown objects. For riding mowers and lawn aid garden tractors, the revised power mower standard requires anti- lacknifini? steering, interlocks to prevent inadvertent staH up of the engine or powered at- tachments, and bo'h service and parking brakes. The riding vehicles, besides meeting the mower tests for strength, dur- ability and protection, must also comply with tests for sta- bility and braking. SEE US FOR THE LARGEST SELECTION OF TREES and SHRUBS Some in or bare root SPRUCE TREES UP TO 10' TALL SHADE TREES UP TO 12' TALL WE CARRY GARDEN SUPPLIES WEED KILLER, ETC. SUNSHINE PEAT MOSS GARDEN SEEDS See our large selection of LAWN ORNAMENTS Lacombe Nurseries Ltd. Color catalogue available on repuest Highway 5 east of lethbridge CLOSED SUNDAYS PHONE 345-4633 The OPEI recommends a lis of safety operating procedures to be followed for maximum safety to both operator and by stander alike. Here are some of the safety rules: Read the operator's manual. Refuel out- of-doors never refuel a ho or running engine. Clear the area of foreign objects. Don't allow children to operate power mowers. Do not permit chil- dren, pets or anyone else to be in the mowing area. Disengage clutches and put mower into neutral before starting. Start engine carefully with feet posi- tioned well away from blades. Stop engine and disconnect sparkplug wire before making repairs. No loose clothing to gel tangled in moving parts, also no shorts, sandals or bare feet. Never leave running mower un- attended. Maintain your mow- er in top condition. Push, don't pull your mower. Mow steep slopes sideways with a conven- tional power mower, and mow vertically with a riding mow- er. Never reverse this proced- Never use an electric mow- er in the rain or when grass is v.et. Keep all shields and safety devices m place as instructed in owner's manual. Stop engine before pushing or riding ao drives, walks or roads. Ask for a copy of "A Guide For The Mowing Man" from your local dealer. "For safety in fueling, han- dling and storage of gasoline, first be sure to use only a safety-approved can. Check the uel before starting the mow- er's engine. Do not fill the tank ndoors as gasoline fumes are extremely combustible. Don't refuel when the engine is run- ning or while the engine is still hot. Wipe off any spilled gaso- line before starting. A power mower with gasoline in the ank should never be stored in- ide a building where fumes may reach an open flame or spark. Allow engine to cool be- 'ore storing." NOTE: I omitted to men- tion, that beginning tV 1st of January, 1973, there would be a charge of .25 cents for each question sent to me re- quiring an answer. Prolong HOME OF THE WEEK car tires Many of the conditions that affect tire life and wear can be controlled. If you understand some of the factors affecting lire wear you can squeeze sate extra miles from your tires. Tire rotation is the first step to longer tire life. The front and rear tires on a car wear differently under nor- mal driving conditions. The front tires steer the car and absorb the brunt of harsh cor nering, while the rear tires de- liver the drive force. An uneven distribution of weight can cause the tires on one side of the car to wear differently from the tires on the other side. To equalize wear, and thereby in- crease mileage, rotate the tires as recommended in your car's manual. Proper inflation of tires will result in minimum wear on the tread. Under inflation causes the middle of the tread to loss con- tact with the road and the edges of the tire wear faster. At high speeds, under inflation raises the temperature of the tire, which increases wear. Over inflation causes the middle of the tread to bubble out and lift the edges off the road surface, this means the middle of the tread wears fast- er. Proper inflation keeps the en- ire tread surface on the road with equal pressure on all >arts. This promotes slow, even ead wear. The angles wheels are ad- justed at, the toe in, toe out and camber, can cause uneven and >remature wear if they are ad- usted improperly. Careless tire mounting such as forcing a tire over a bent, defective or improper size rim can cause serious damage to the bead, the main support of he lire. Long cracks in the tire tread, especially toward the centre ot he tread, usually indicate a ire that is defective, or at least inferior. Wheels that need to be bal- anced or aligned will cause un- >ven wear patterns on tires. r r H bedroom H b M bedroom 10 O'.S 0' DESiGN M-W21 Sq. ft. DESIGN T4-1621 The epitome of good design is found in this contemporary vacation home. Here is truly different styling suitable for a summer chalet and ski lodge, or for a permanent or second home. There are two complete lev- els cf livabiliry. Having so mmy windows there is plenty of light from tbs lower level lounge to the thirty foot living room. Note the two fire-places, the corridor kitchmi with din- ing area, the excellent bath fa- cilities a full bathroom on each floor and the outdoor decks and balconies. Its hexa- gon form makes it suitable for either a level or hillside lot. (Copyright 1973. Toronto Star Syndicate) First gaslights used in China GasJighting may have been used first in China in the 10th century when natural gas was captured in bags or bladders as it escaped from the ground. When they wanted light, the Chinese pricked holes in the bags and ignited the gas as it leaked out. Magyar waters A small ocean lies under Hungary. The country has artesian wells and underground thermal waters ranging from 60 to 120 degrees F. WORLD JiLMAMC FACTS The first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel was Edson Taylor, The World Almanac says. She plummeted over Horseshoe Falls on the Can- adian side in a by 3-foot barrel on Oct. 24, 1901. A leather harness and cushions were placed inside the barrel to protect her during the 186-foot plunge. 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