SHINDAIWA BRUSHCUTTER
SHIELD UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS
Model 80562
For Brushcutters:
C230, C231, C242, C260, C261, C270,
C2510, C3410, BP35
WARNING!
Minimize the risk of injury to yourself and others! Read the Owner's/Operator's manual originally supplied with the unit that is being upgraded and
familiarize yourself with the contents. Always wear eye and hearing protection when operating your unit.
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Introduction
These are instructions to convert a grass trimmer to a blade capable unit. This is not an Owner's/Operator's manual. Information on how to operate and maintain the unit can be found in the Owner's/Operator's manual for the unit you are converting. Note this kit is supplied with a cutting attachment shield that has been redesigned to provide better visibility and a larger
cutting swath when used as a grass trimmer.
IMPORTANT!
The information contained in these instructions describes
the product available at the time of publication.
Echo, Inc. reserves the right to make changes to products
without prior notice, and without obligation to make alterations to units previously manufactured.
Contents
PAGE
PAGE
Attention Statements........................ 2
Kit Contents.......................................6
General Safety Instructions.............. 3
Assembly.......................................... 7
Safety Labels.................................... 3
Attention Statements
Throughout this manual are special “attention statements”.
WARNING!
A statement preceded by the triangular attention symbol and the word “WARNING” contains information that
should be acted upon to prevent serious bodily injury.
CAUTION!
A statement preceded by the word “CAUTION” contains
information that should be acted upon to prevent mechanical
damage.
IMPORTANT!
A statement preceded by the word “IMPORTANT” is one that
possesses special significance.
NOTE:
Read and follow this
operators manual.
Failure to do so could
result in serious injury.
Wear eye and hearing
protection at all times
during the operation
of this unit.
Keep bystanders
at least 50 feet (15 m)
away during operation.
Beware of thrown or
ricocheted objects.
A statement preceded by the word “NOTE” contains information
that is handy to know and may make your job easier.
IMPORTANT!
The instructions described in this manual are intended to help
you get the most from your Shindaiwa power tool as well as
to protect you and others from harm. These procedures are
guidelines for safe operation under most conditions, and are
not intended to replace any safety rules and/or laws that may
be in force in your area. If you have questions regarding your
Shindaiwa power tool, or if you do not understand something in
these instructions, your Shindaiwa dealer will be glad to assist
you. You may also contact Shindaiwa at the address printed on
the back of this instructional manual.
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Do not operate this unit
with a blade unless the
unit is equipped with a
Shindaiwa-approved
handlebar or barrier.
Always wear a harness
when operating this unit
with a blade. A harness
is also recommended when
using trimmer line.
If unit is used as a
brushcutter, beware of
blade thrust. A jammed
blade can cause the unit
to jerk suddenly and may
cause the operator to
lose control of the unit.
General Safety Instructions
Work Safely
Stay Alert
Trimmers operate at very high speeds and can do serious dam- You must be physically and mentally fit to operate this unit
age or injury if they are misused or abused.
safely.
WARNING!
Use only authorized Shindaiwa parts and
accessories with your Shindaiwa trimmer. Do not make
modifications to this unit without the written approval of
Echo, Inc.
WARNING!
Minimize the Risk of Fire
NEVER smoke or light fires near the unit.
ALWAYS stop the engine and allow it to cool before
refueling. Avoid overfilling and wipe off any fuel that may
have spilled.
ALWAYS inspect the unit for fuel leaks before each
use. During each refill, check that no fuel leaks from
around the fuel cap and/or fuel tank. If fuel leaks are
evident, stop using the unit immediately. Fuel leaks
must be repaired before using the unit.
ALWAYS move the unit to a place well away from a fuel
storage area or other readily flammable materials before
starting the engine.
NEVER place flammable material close to the engine
muffler.
NEVER run the engine without the spark arrester
screen in place.
WARNING!
Never operate power equipment of any kind
if you are tired or if you are under the influence of
alcohol, drugs, medication or any other substance that
could affect your ability or judgement.
WARNING!
Use Good Judgment
NEVER operate the engine when transporting
the unit.
NEVER operate the engine indoors! Make sure there
is always good ventilation. Fumes from engine exhaust
can cause serious injury or death.
ALWAYS use the proper cutting tool for the job.
ALWAYS stop the unit immediately if it suddenly begins
to vibrate or shake. Inspect for broken, missing or improperly installed parts or attachments.
NEVER extend trimming line beyond the length specified for your unit.
ALWAYS keep the unit as clean as practical. Keep it
free of loose vegetation, mud, etc.
ALWAYS hold the unit firmly with both hands when cutting or trimming, and maintain control at all times.
ALWAYS keep the handles clean.
ALWAYS disconnect the spark plug wire before performing any maintenance work.
ALWAYS if a blade should bind fast in a cut, shut off
the engine immediately. Push the branch or tree to
ease the bind and free the blade.
Safety Labels
BCU04
IMPORTANT!
Safety and Operation Information Labels: Make sure all information labels are undamaged and readable. Immediately replace
damaged or missing information labels. A new label is provided
in this kit and additional labels are available from your local
authorized Shindaiwa dealer. Prior to installing the new label,
Remove old label and clean the outer tube with rubbing alcohol
or similar cleaner.
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The Properly Equipped Operator
Wear close-fitting clothing to
protect legs and arms. Gloves
offer added protection and are
strongly recommended. Do not
wear clothing or jewelry that
could get caught in machinery
or underbrush. Secure long
hair so that it is above
shoulder level.
NEVER wear shorts!
Wear hearing protection devices
and a broad-brimmed hat or helmet.
Always wear eye protection
such as goggles or safety
glasses to shield against
thrown objects.
Always wear a harness
when operating a unit
equipped with a blade.
Always operate with both
hands firmly gripping the
unit.
When operating with a blade, make
sure the handle is positioned to
provide you with maximum protection from contacting the blade.
Always make sure
the appropriate cutting
attachment shield is
correctly installed and in
good condition.
Keep a proper
footing and do not
overreach. Maintain your balance
at all times during
operation.
BCU02
Wear appropriate footwear (non-skid
boots or shoes): do not wear opentoed shoes or sandals. Never work
barefooted!
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Keep away from the rotating cutting attachment at all times, and
never lift a moving attachment
above waist-high.
Be Aware of the Working Environment
Avoid long-term operation in very hot or very
cold weather.
Make sure bystanders or observers outside the 50-foot “danger zone” wear eye protection.
50
FEET
Reduce the risk of
bystanders being
struck by flying
debris. Make sure
no one is within 50
feet (15 meters)—
that’s about 16
paces—of an operating attachment.
If contact is made with
a hard object, stop the
engine and inspect the
cutting attachment for
damage.
Always clear your
work area of brush
or hidden debris that
could be thrown back
at you or toward a
bystander.
Be extremely careful of slippery terrain, especially during
rainy weather.
(all units)
50'
Always make
sure the appropriate cutting attachment shield
is correctly
installed.
BCU03
When operating in rocky terrain or near
electric wires or fences, use extreme caution
to avoid contacting such items with the cutting
attachment.
Beware of a coasting blade
when brushcutting or edging. A
coasting blade can injure while
it continues to spin after the
throttle trigger is released or
after the engine is stopped.
Be constantly alert for objects and debris that
could be thrown either from the rotating cutting
attachment or bounced from a hard surface.
WARNING!
ALWAYS make sure the cutting attachment is
properly installed and firmly tightened before
operation.
NEVER use a cracked or warped cutting
attachment: If a properly installed attachment
vibrates, replace the attachment with a new
one and re-check.
ALWAYS stop the engine immediately and
check for damage if you strike a foreign
object or if the unit becomes tangled. Do not
operate with broken or damaged equipment.
NEVER allow the engine to run at high RPM
without a load. Doing so could damage the
engine.
NEVER operate a unit with worn or damaged fasteners or attachment holders.
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Kit Contents
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17
4
8
5
10
6
9
7
12
13
15
16
11
1
3
14
FITS MODELS
#
Description
C230, C231, C260,
C261, C242, C2510
C270, C3410,
BP35
1
Cutting Attahcment Shield
1
X
X
2
Sub-Shield
1
X
X
3
Debris Shield Clamp Bolt
4
X
X
4
Debris Shield Upper Clamp
1
X
X
5
Cutting Attachment Shield
Mounting Plate 24 mm
(small)
1
X
6
Outer Tube Shim 24 mm
(thick)
2
X
7
Clamp Bolt (small)
1
X
8
D-Washer (small)
1
X
9
Flat Washer (small)
1
X
10
Retaining Nut (small)
1
X
11
Cutting Attachment Shield
Mounting Plate 26 mm
(large)
1
12
Outer Tube Shim 26 mm
(thin)
2
X
13
Clamp Bolt (large)
1
X
14
D-Washer (large)
1
X
15
Flat Washer (large)
1
X
16
Retaining Nut (large)
1
X
17
Warning Label
1
Assembly Tool (s)
6
Qty
X
X
X
X
X
Assembly
Removing the Old Cutting Attachment Shield
Remove the Existing Cutting Attachment Shield.
IMPORTANT!
Socket-Head
Cap Screws
You must know the model designation of the unit before
you begin. Some units have an outer tube of a different
diameter so the correct size parts must be used to secure
the shield properly.
1. Remove the four socket-head cap screws, bracket and
two shims.
Shim
Gearcase
Housing
2. Remove the retaining nut, washer and gearcase clamp
screw. If possible, do not disturb the D-washer.
3. Remove the cutting attachment shield from the
gearcase.
NOTE:
Bracket
Shim
Gearcase
Clamp
Screw
D-washer
It is not necessary to retain these parts.
CAUTION!
The D-Washer is a spacer that prevents overtightening
and must remain in place to prevent possible damage to
the gearcase clamp.
Outer Tube
Cutting
Attachment
Shield
Washer
TSU05
Retaining
Nut
WARNING!
A cutting attachment shield or other protective
device is no guarantee of protection against
ricochet. YOU MUST ALWAYS GUARD AGAINST FLYING DEBRIS!
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New Cutting Attachment Shield
Assemble the Cutting Attachment Shield to the Outer Tube.
1. Attach cutting attachment shield
mounting plate to gear case housing using clamp screw, washer, and
retaining nut, and tighten finger tight.
Socket-head Cap
Screws
Cutting Attachment Shield
Upper Clamp
2. Make sure that the D-washer is
installed in the gear case clamp, flat
side facing outer tube.
3. Insert the cutting attachment shield
between the outer tube and the cutting
attachment mounting plate.
Shim
Cutting Attachment Shield
4. Fit the two shims and the bracket
over the outer tube and install the four
socket-head cap screws finger tight.
5. Tighten the gearcase clamp screw
and retaining nut.
Shim
Nut
CAUTION!
Make sure the clamp screw and
retaining nut are securely tightened
before tightening the four socket head
screws.
6. Tighten the four socket-head cap
screws to secure the cutting attachment shield.
WARNING!
NEVER operate the unit without the cutting attachment shield installed and tightly secured!
WARNING!
A cutting attachment shield or other protective
device is no guarantee of protection against
ricochet. YOU MUST ALWAYS GUARD AGAINST FLYING DEBRIS!
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Sub-shield
Cutting Attachment
Shield Mounting
Plate
Sub-Shield.
(when trimmer head is in use)
1. Attach the shield extension to the
cutting attachment shield.
WARNING!
NEVER use this machine without sub-shield
when using a trimmer head.
CAUTION!
Make sure the sub-guard is completely hooked at the
hook receiver.
NOTES
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NOTES
10
NOTES
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Consumer Product Support
If you require assistance or have questions concerning the application, operation or maintenance of this product you
may call the Shindaiwa Consumer Product Support Department at 1-877-986-7783 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Central
Standard Time) Monday through Friday. Before calling, please know the model and serial number of your unit.
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400 Oakwood Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047-1564 U.S.A.
Telephone: 1-877-986-7783
Fax: 1-847-540-8416
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