WARNING


LETHAL EXHAUST GAS

NEVER RUN THE ENGINE

IN A CLOSED BUILDING

OR CONFINED AREA


Exhaust gases contain poisonous carbon

monoxide. Carbon monoxide is odorless,

colorless, and can cause death if inhaled.

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CARBON MONOXIDE - MUST READ THIS!

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms

Train your employees to know the warning signs of carbon monoxide

poisoning.


Mild carbon monoxide poisoning may cause any of the following:

headache, drowsiness, faintness, poor coordination, nausea, and vomiting.


Turn the engine off and immediately get to fresh air if you have any of

these symptoms. Do not run the machine until it is given an emissions test and

repairs made by a Betco Corporation distributor.


Moderate or severe carbon monoxide poisoning causes confusion, unconsciousness,

chest pain, shortness of breath, and coma. Thus, most victims are not able to move

themselves and must be rescued. Severe poisoning is often fatal.


Carbon monoxide is dangerous because a person may not recognize drowsiness as a symptom of poisoning. Consequently, someone with mild poisoning can go to sleep and continue to breathe the carbon monoxide until severe poisoning or death occurs. Some people with long-standing, mild carbon monoxide poisoning caused by furnaces or heaters may mistake their symptoms for other conditions, such as the flu or other viral infections.


Carbon Monoxide Detectors

CO detectors are a must for safe operation of your equipment. Various types are

available. A “CO” carbon monoxide detector detects carbon monoxide before it reaches

dangerous levels. Detectors are a must for those who run propane powered equipment.

The CO Detector is for everyone’s protection against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

• Carbon Monoxide Detector - Passive

o Effective for 30 days after package has been opened.

o Write the date opened on the detector.

o Mount with self-adhesive strip on the machine handle.

o Train machine operator to check detector regularly.

o If the orange disk on the detector changes to gray or black - your Carbon Monoxide Levels are at a Dangerous Level.

o If the orange disk changes to gray or black you must turn your buffer off immediately and return it to your nearest authorized Betco Corporation distributor for an emissions test.

o Do Not Restart the machine until the emissions have been checked and corrected.

o This is for your protection as well as your customers. CO detectors are a must for safe operation and maximum efficiency of your equipment.

o For replacement CO detectors, contact your Betco Corporation distributor.

Ask for the carbon monoxide detector, part E012426.

• Carbon Monoxide Detector - battery operated with alarm

o Available from various sources.


SAFETY

lmportant Safety Information


All LPG (Liquid Propane Gas) powered engines, including this engine,

produce Carbon Monoxide (CO). It is a LETHAL POISON that is colorless,

odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating gas. You must read “Danger: Lethal

Exhaust Gas” information below.


Keep hands, feet, and loose clothing away from all moving parts while the

machine is in operation. The exhaust system gets very hot so keep hands,

clothing and any items that can burn away from the engine, engine manifold, and

muffler.


Betco machines are built tough and durable, however do not abuse the

machine. With proper care and maintenance this unit will give you years of

trouble free operation.


Danger: Lethal Exhaust Gases


Engine exhaust gases contain poisonous carbon monoxide. Carbon

monoxide is odorless, colorless, tasteless, and can cause death if inhaled.

Failure to provide proper venting of CO, failure to properly maintain the

engine, or failure to properly train personnel of the dangers and warning signs of

carbon monoxide exposure may result in SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH to the

operator and others in the area.

• Any equipment with the potential to produce carbon monoxide presents a

significant hazard when used indoors. They must be used with great caution.

Opening a door or window, or running an exhaust fan will not necessarily

supply adequate ventilation. Avoid inhaling exhaust fumes and never run the

engine in a closed building or confined area without proper ventilation.

• Do not allow engine to run unattended.

• If you have any indication that the engine is not running properly, immediately

shut the machine off and have it checked over and repaired by qualified

maintenance personnel.

• Workers should be trained to recognize the hazards of carbon monoxide and

the early symptoms of carbon-monoxide poisoning.

• A carbon-monoxide detector and alarm should be available to alert workers of emissions.

• Have a carbon monoxide detector attached to machine handle or have

machine operator wear a carbon monoxide detector. (See carbon monoxide

detector page).

• Use only as described in this manual.

• Use only manufacturer’s recommended components.

• Maintenance and repairs must be done by qualified personnel.

• Only trained operators should be allowed to operate propane powered floor

machines.

• If the machine is not working properly, have it serviced by an authorized

service center.

• Install fuel cylinder in a well ventilated place.

• Be aware of possible leaks of propane gas if odor is present.

• If the machine is stored inside a building, remove the fuel cylinder and store

properly outside.

• Secure fuel cylinders when being transported.

• If tank is left attached to the machine then valve should be OFF.

• Never store fuel cylinders in a vehicle, building, or area where they may

exposed to high temperature.

• Do not operate the machine with any openings blocked.

• Keep openings free of debris that may reduce airflow.

• Remove fuel cylinder and disconnect battery before servicing.


TANK USE AND STORAGE


We use the Worthington gas cylinders designed for vapor

withdrawal. The fuel lock offs, regulators, and engines are also designed

for vapor withdrawal.

• Use the OPD (Overflow Protection Device) vapor withdrawal type

cylinder. These style tanks have a triangle shaped valve handle.

• Do not overfill - the best gauge is a scale - never allow tank to weigh

over 36 pounds for an aluminum tank and 43 pounds for a steel tank.

• Store tanks outside in a well-ventilated area.

• Never store fuel cylinders in a vehicle, building, or area where they

may exposed to high temperature.

• If the machine is stored inside a building, remove the fuel cylinder and

store properly outside.

• Connect fuel cylinder to machine in a well ventilated place.

• Be aware of possible leaks of propane gas if odor is present.

• Secure fuel cylinders when being transported.

• If tank is left attached to the machine then valve should be OFF.


BEFORE STARTING THE MACHINE


Before the machine is operated, you first should read your Engine Operation Manual and your

Owner’s Manual.

• Your machine is shipped ready operation; however there is no fuel in the tank. When having the tank filled, you must make sure the tank is never over filled.

o The best way to do this is to tell the filling station to weigh the tank full. On an aluminum tank, it should weigh no more than 36 pounds and on a steel tank no more than 43 pounds. (See more information at “Tank Storage and Maintenance” page.)

• Adjust the handle for comfortable operation. Remove hairpin cotter pins from clevis pins, remove pins, and adjust to the hole alignment that gives the most comfortable height. Replace clevis pins and hairpin cotter pins. Tighten nuts and bolts if needed.

• Make sure pad is not torn, pad is well attached and centering device is tightened.

• Check Oil Level: Starting the engine without the proper amount of oil will cause severe engine damage. Always keep the engine oil level between the full and add marks on the dipstick. Do not loosen oil fill cap or remove dipstick while engine is running.

o Park your burnisher on a level surface.

o Turn the oil fill cap counter clockwise and then lift from the fill tube.

o Wipe the dip stick clean and push it back into the oil fill tube until the cap seats and then withdraw it to check: the oil level. (Do not screw cap on to check oil). Add if necessary. If the oil level is low, add API Class SM oil having a SAE viscosity grade appropriate for the expected temperatures as indicated in the Operators Manual (Usually a HD30 or 10W30).

o Important Note: DO NOT OVERFILL

o Replace oil cap.

• Inspect fuel hoses and fittings for wear and leaks. Have all worn hoses and leaks repaired before operating..

• Look and listen for exhaust leaks. Have all leaks repaired before operating.

• Check the carburetor filter and air filter for debris. Clean and replace if necessary.

• Connect fuel hose to tank by screwing the hose fitting to tank. You must tighten all the way down to make fuel connection. Turn tank knob slowly until you hear the flow of fuel into fuel system.


STARTING AND STOPPING

THE HONDA ENGINE


STARTING THE HONDA ENGINE


The Honda engine is equipped with a 110 volt AC starter.

1) Install tank.

2) Attach propane hose coupling and fully tighten.

3) Tilt machine back so that pad is off the floor.

4) Open propane tank valve (turn counterclockwise). Hose will fill. Must not be any leaks.

5) Put throttle cable into the “fast” position.

6) Hook cord to starter connection and plug into wall outlet.

7) Push red start button and hold until the engine starts. Do not crank for more than 20 seconds at a time and wait at least one minute between tries when cranking. See troubleshooting guide if the engine does not start after several tries.

8) After engine starts, unplug cord and return to storage position on handle.

9) Set throttle to a slow operating speed until the motor warms up.

Can increase engine speed after 3 to 5 minutes.


STOPPING THE HONDA ENGINE

Turn propane tank valve to the closed position (turn clockwise)

and allow the engine to continue running until it runs out of fuel.