Place the treadmill carton on a level flat surface. It is recommended that you place a protective covering on your floor. Take CAUTION when handling and transporting this unit. Never open box when it is on its side. Once the banding straps have been removed, do not lift or transport this unit unless it is fully assembled and in the upright folded position, with the lock latch secure. Unpack and assemble the unit where it will be used. The enclosed treadmill is equipped with high-pressure shocks and may spring open if mishandled. Never grab hold of any portion of the incline frame and attempt to lift or move the treadmill.