No Riders

The Zamboni Company has had a consistently firm position against riders being on a resurfacer, other than the operator. The Zamboni ice resurfacer was designed and intended for use only as a special purpose machine and not as a recreational or promotional machine. The Zamboni Company’s warning labels, operating instructions, safety instructions and safety poster clearly state, “Do not permit riders on the Zamboni machine at any time” and “No Riders!” Any failure to adhere to the safety labels’ warnings, operating instructions and safety instructions must be considered a serious matter.

Some of the reasons for Zamboni’s position in the regard, among others, are as follows:

  • Proximity of dangerous moving parts and augers.
  • Proximity to very hot hydraliic oil lines and tank.
  • Uncertain protection against obstructions, slip-and-fall, etc.
  • Distraction of the driver from his primary responsibility.
  • Operator visibility.
  • Risks of injury.

For these reasons, Zamboni does not approve of and will not be responsible for any injury, death or property damage that might result from any unapproved use or of any unauthorized modification of the machine that would permit a rider to be on the machine.  In addition, be advised that all parties involved with the promotion of an additional rider or riders on a Zamboni ice resurfacer could be exposed to third party liability due to the general public’s exposure to such a promotion.

Be aware that the installation of a second seat raises other safety matters such as enhanced operator training, safety and warning instructions, additional operator responsibilities and the need for supplemental insurance coverage, etc.

Should you require additional information, please feel free to contact your Zamboni Authorized Distributor or The Zamboni Company directly.

Safety Materials

The Zamboni Company provides machine owners with information regarding the safe and proper operation and maintenance of its products. All safety and operations reference materials should be posted properly and made available to operators for their review on a regular basis. Replacement materials are available from your Zamboni Authorized Distributor or Zamboni Customer Service. Zamboni ice resurfacing machines have detailed instructions in both the manual and on the factory installed warning labels. The safety materials which are now online were formerly mailed to known owners of our products. Please register your machine to download and share these documents with your entire ice maintenance/machine service staff. 

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