RedMax LRTZ2460 Operator`s manual

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OWNER'S/OPERATOR'S MODE D’EMPLOI
MANUAL
LONG REACH TRIMMER
TAILLE HAIE A LONGUE PORTÉE
MANUAL DE
INSTRUCCIONES
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PODADERA DE LARGO ALCANCE
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LRTZ2460
SHORT REACH TRIMMER
TAILLE HAIE DE COURTE PORTÉE
PODADERA DE CORTO ALCANCE
SRTZ2460
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this
product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
WARNING
AVERTISSEMENT
Les échappements du moteur de
ce produit contiennent des
produits chimiques connus par
l’Etat de Californie comme étant
responsables de cancers,
d’anomalies congénitales et
d’autres atteintes à l’appareil
reproducteur.
ADVERTENCIA
Los gases de escape del motor de
este producto contienen
sustancias químicas conocidas
por el Estado de California como
causantes de cáncer,
malformaciones en recién nacidos
y otros problemas de
reproducción.
AVERTISSEMENT
ADVERTENCIA
Before using our products,
please read this manual carefully
to understand the proper use of
your unit.
Avant d’utiliser cette ce produit,
veuillez lire attentivement ce
manuel afin de bien comprendre le
bon fonctionnement de cet
appareil.
Antes de usar nuestros productos,
lea detenidamente este manual a
fin de familiarizarse con el uso
correcto de este aparato.
This spark ignition system complies with
the Canadian standard ICES-002.
Ce système d’allumage par étincelle de véhicule
est conforme à la norme NMB-002 du Canada.
Este sistema de ignición por chispa de vehículo
es conforme con la norma ICES-002 del Canadá.
LRTZ2460/SRTZ2460
115 36 92-10 (003)
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OWNER'S/OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
LONG REACH TRIMMER
LRTZ2460
SHORT REACH TRIMMER
SRTZ2460
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this
product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
WARNING
Before using our products,
please read this manual carefully
to understand the proper use of
your unit.
This spark ignition system complies with
the Canadian standard ICES-002.
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INFORMATION
WARNING
This machine is equipped with an Overload
Cancellation Mechanism.
When the cutting blades have got into metal
wires or twigs difficult to cut, the mechanism
works as a shock absorber, and protects the
gears and the blades from severe reaction
which could give damage to those parts.
When the blades are frequently caught by
twigs, please check the following points:
1. Read this Owner/Operator Manual
carefully. Be sure you understand how
to operate this unit properly before you
use it. Failure to do so could result in
serious injury.
2. Be sure to keep this manual handy so
that you may refer to it later whenever
any questions arise. Also note that you
are requested to contact the dealer from
whom you purchased the product for
assistance the event that you have any
questions which cannot be answered
herein.
3. Always be sure to include this manual
when selling, lending, or otherwise
transferring the ownership of this
product.
4. Do not lend or rent your machine
without the owner's manual.
5. Be sure that anyone using your unit
understands the infomation contained in
this manual.
6. Never let a child under 13 years old use
the machine.
1. Size of the twigs. Never try to cut twigs
thicker than 3/16" (5 mm).
2. Condition of the blade edges. Replace
the worn-out blades.
Thank you for choosing our product.
SAFETY FIRST
Instructions contained in warnings within
this manual marked with a
symbol
concern critical points which must be
taken into consideration to prevent
possible serious bodily injury, and for this
reason you are requested to read all such
instructions carefully and follow them
without fail.
■ WARNINGS IN THE MANUAL
WARNING
This mark indicates instructions which must
be followed in order to prevent accidents
which could lead to serious bodily injury or
death.
IMPORTANT
This mark indicates instructions which must
be followed, or it leads to mechanical failure,
breakdown, or damage.
NOTE
This mark indicates hints or directions useful
in the use of the product.
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Contents
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12.
Parts location......................................................................3
Specifications .....................................................................3
Warning labels on the machine ..........................................4
Symbols on the machine ....................................................4
For safe operation ..............................................................5
Set up .................................................................................8
Fuel.....................................................................................9
Operation..........................................................................11
Maintenance .....................................................................13
Storage .............................................................................15
Disposal............................................................................15
Troubleshooting guide ......................................................16
LRTZ2460/SRTZ2460
1. Parts location
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13
3
12
1
9
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2
4
11
6
10
8
7
5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Loop handle
Shoulder strap hanger
Stop switch
Throttle cable
Throttle trigger
Shaft tube
Blade
Gear case
Spark arrester
Starter knob
Fuel tank
Primer
Choke lever
Air cleaner cover
2. Specifications
■ LRTZ2460/SRTZ2460
Overall size ( L x W x H )
LRTZ2460··················································································96.5 (2450) x 8.9 (225) x 10.0 (255) in. (mm)
SRTZ2460 ·················································································65.2 (1655) x 8.9 (225) x 10.0 (255) in. (mm)
Dry Weight w/o acc.
LRTZ2460 ····························································································································14.4 (6.5) lbs (kg)
SRTZ2460 ····························································································································13.3 (6.0) lbs (kg)
Engine
Type ·············································································Air cooled 2-stroke gasoline engine
Model······················································································································· GZ23N
Displacement ······················································································1.5 (23.6) cu-in (cm3)
Max. output ····························································1.15 Hp (0.858 kW) at 8000/min-1 (rpm)
Idle speed····························································································3000±200/min-1(rpm)
Fuel ·························································································Mixture (Gasoline 50 : Oil 1)
(when using RedMax genuine oil)
Carburetor ······················································································Walbro Diaphragm type
Spark Plug ······································································································NGK CMR7H
Fuel tank capacity ·························································································································21.3 fl.oz (0.63 )
Transmission ··················································································Centrifugal clutch, spiral bevel gear, cam crank
Reduction ratio ·····················································································································································4.0
Durability period·············································································································································300hrs.
Standard operation speed ················································································································6000~9000 rpm
Cutting head
Type ·························································································Reciprocating Double blade
Tooth ·······················································································································36 teeth
Pitch·········································································································1.18 (30) in. (mm)
Effective cut width··················································································19.3 (490) in. (mm)
Angle adjust range······················135° (+45°,-90° from cutting head position aligned shaft)
Standard Accessories Shoulder strap ···············································································································1 pc
Goggle···························································································································1 pc
Tool Kit ··························································································································1 pc
Blade Cover···················································································································1 pc
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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3. Warning labels on the machine
(1) Read owner's manual before operating this machine.
(2) Wear head, eye and ear protection.
(3) Warning/Attention
(4) Keep hands away from cutting blades.
IMPORTANT
If warning label peel off or become soiled and impossible to read,
you should contact the dealer from which you purchased the
product to order new labels and affix them in the required
location(s).
WARNING
Never modify your machine.
We won't warrant the machine, if you use the remodeled
machine or you don't observe the proper usage written in the
manual.
4. Symbols on the machine
For safe operation and maintenance, symbols
are carved in relief on the machine. According
to these indications, please be careful not to
take a mistake.
(a) The port to refuel the "MIX GASOLINE"
Position: FUEL TANK CAP
(b) The direction to close the choke
Position: AIR CLEANER COVER
(c) The direction to open the choke
Position: AIR CLEANER COVER
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■ EMISSION CONTROL
An emission control label is located on the engine.
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
THIS ENGINE MEETS U.S. EPA AND CALIFORNIA EXH / EVP REGS FOR 2010*1 S.O.R.E.
ENGINE FAMILY : AHQZS.0244BV*2 DISPL.: 24cc
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM : EXH;EM/EVP;SP*3
COMPLIANCE PERIOD : 300 HOURS
REFER TO OPERATOR'S MANUAL FOR MAINTENANCE, SPECIFICATIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS.
MANUFACTURED:
USE JASO FD OR ISO L-EGD GRADE 50:1 OIL
*1: The year will be changed every year of manufacturing.
*2: The initial will be changed every year of manufacturing.
*3: SP : Sealed tank made of HDPE or PE.
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5. For safe operation
WARNING
• A brushcutter or trimmer can be
dangerous if used incorrectly or
carelessly, and can cause serious or
fatal injury to the operater or others. It
is extremely important that you read
and understand the contents of this
Owner's manual.
• Under no circumstances may the
design of the machine be modified
without the permission of the
manufacturer. Always use genuine
accessories and parts. Non-authorized
modifications and/or accessories or
parts can result in serious personal
injury or the death of the operator or
others.
• When planning your work schedule,
allow plenty of time to rest. Limit the
amount of time over which the product
is to be used continuously to
somewhere around 30 ~ 40 minutes per
session. Also try to keep the total
amount of work performed in a single
day under 2 hours or less.
• If you don’t observe the working time,
or working manner (See p5), Repetitive
Stress Injury(RSI) could occur.
If you feel discomfort, redness and
swelling of your fingers or any other
part of your body, see a doctor before
getting worse.
■ Basic safety rules
1. Never operate the product when you are
fatigued, ill, or upset, or under the
influence of madication that may make you
drowsy, or if you are under the influence
of alcohol or drugs.
2. Never use the product;
a: When the ground is slippery or when
you can't maintain a steady posture.
b: At night, at times of heavy fog, or at any
other times when your field of vision
might be limited and it would be difficult
to gain a clear view of the working area.
c: During rain storms, during lightning
storms, at times of strong or gale-force
winds, or at any other times when
weather conditions might make it
unsafe to use the product.
3. Wear the following protective equipments
when operating the product.
a: Approved helmet to reduce the risk of
falling objects.
b: Approved ear protection to reduce the
risk of hearing loss.
c: Approved (ANSI Z87.1.) eye protection
and foot protection to reduce the risk of
injury associated with thrown objects.
d: Face filter mask in dusty conditions to
reduce the risk of injury associated with
the inhalation of dust.
e: Wear sturdy rubber-soled shoes or
shoes with some other form of anti-slip
protection to help protect you against
falling.
f: Wear thick anti-vibration gloves to
reduce the risk of whitefinger disease.
g: Do not wear loose clothing, scarves,
neck chains, unconfineed long hair, and
like to reduce the risk of injury
associated with objects being drawn into
air intake and rotating parts.
Personal protective equipment cannot
eliminate the risk of injury but it will reduce
the degree of injury.
4. The ignition system of your unit produces
an electromagnetic field of a very low
intensity. This field may interfere with some
pacemakers. To reduce the risk of serious
or fatal injury, persons with pacemaker
should consult their physician and the
pacemaker munufacturer before operating
this tool.
5. The area within a perimeter of 50 feet (15
meters) of the person using the product
should be considered a hazardous area
into which no one should enter. If
necessary yellow warning rope, warning
signs should be placed around the
perimeter of the area.
When work is to be performed
simultaneously by two or more persons,
care should also be taken to constantly
look around or otherwise check for the
presence and locations of other people
working so as to maintain a distance
between each person sufficient to ensure
safety.
6. Avoid using the product where stable
footing and balance are not assured.
7. All product service, other than the items
listed in the Owner's Manual, should be
performed by competent service
personnel.
8. Always shut off the engine before setting it
down.
9. Start the engine only in well ventilated
areas. Never start or run the engine inside
a closed room or building and potentially
explosive atmosphere. Exhaust fumes
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contain dangerous carbon monoxide.
10. Never to touch the spark plug or plug cord
while the engine is in operation Doing so
may result in being subjected to an
electrical shock.
11.Never to touch the muffler, spark plug,
other metallic parts of the engine or
engine cover while the engine is in
operation or immediately after shutting
down the engine. These metallic parts
and engine cover reach high
temperatures during operation and doing
so could result in serious burns.
12.To reduce the risk of injury associated
with contacting rotating parts, stop the
engine before installing or removing
attachments. Always disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance or
accessing movable parts.
■ Before use
1. Each time before starting the engine,
inspect the entire unit to see if every part
is in good order and is securely tightened
in place. If any damage is found in the fuel
line, the exhaust line, or the ignition wiring,
do not use the product until it has been
repaired.
IMPORTANT
Remove any obstacle before beginning work.
■ Starting the engine
1. Keep bystanders and animals at least 50
feet (15 meters) away from the operating
point. If you are approached, immediately
stop the engine.
2. The product is equipped with centrifugal
clutch mechanism, so the cutting
attachment could move as soon as the
engine is started. When starting the
engine, place the product onto the ground
in a flat clear area and hold it firmly in
place so as to ensure that neither the
cutting part nor the throttle come into
contact with any obstacle when the engine
starts.
WARNING
Make sure the throttle is at idle position.
Never place the throttle into the high
speed position or half throttle position
(throttle lock position) when starting the
engine.
3. After starting the engine, check to make
sure that the cutting attachment stops
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moving when the throttle is moved fully
back to its original position (idle position). If
it continues to move even after the throttle
has been moved fully back, turn off the
engine and take the unit to your authorized
RedMax servicing dealer for repair.
■ Using the product
IMPORTANT
Cut only materials recommended by the
manufacturer. And use only for tasks
explained in the manual.
1. Maintain the speed of the engine at the
level required to perform cutting work, and
never raise the speed of the engine above
the level necessary.
2. If you detect abnormal vibration or noise
during operation, promptly stop the product
and check whether something has broken.
If a breakedown has occurred, do not
operate the product until the problem is
fixed.
3. Keep all parts of your body away from
moving cutting attachment.
4. Guard against hazardous situations at all
times. Warn adults to keep pets and
children away from the area. Be careful if
you are approached. Injury may result from
flying debris.
5. If someone calls out or otherwise interrupts
you while working, always be sure to turn
off the engine before turning around.
6. After using the product and other
equipment, CLEAN UP!
■ Transport
1. Drain the fuel from the fuel tank before
transporting or storing the product.
2. When hand-carrying the product, cover
over the cutting part, lift up the product and
carry it paying attention to the blade.
3. Secure the unit carefully to prevent
movement when it is transported.
4. A unit that receives a strong shock during
transport and unloading may malfunction.
■ Fuel safety
1. Always use caution when handling fuel. It
is highly flammable. Wipe up all spills,
screw the fuel cap back tightly, and then
move the product at least 10 feet (3
meters) from the fueling point before
starting the engine.
2. Eliminate all sources of sparks or flame
(i.e. smoking, open flames, or work that
can cause sparks) in the areas where fuel
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is mixed, poured, or stored.
3. Do not smoke while handling fuel or while
operating the product.
4. Do not refuel a hot engine.
5. Do not refuel a running engine.
6. Keep the handles dry, clean and free of oil
or fuel mixture.
7. Always store fuel in an approved container
designed for that purpose.
■ Storage
1. Always store the product and fuel so that
there is no risk of leakages or fumes
coming into contact with sparks or naked
flames from electrical equipment, electric
moters, relays/switches, boilers and the
like.
2. When storing the product, the fuel tank
should be emptied.
3. When storing the product, choose a space
indoors free from moisture and out of the
reach of children.
■ Avoid noise problem
IMPORTANT
order to reduce the risk of whitefinger
disease, the following precautions are
strongly recommended.
a: Keep your body warm. Never use the
product during rains.
b: Wear thick anti-vibration gloves.
c: Take more than 5 minutes of break in
warm place frequently.
d: Maintain a firm grip at all times, but do not
squeeze the handles with constant,
excessive pressures.
e: If you feel discomfort, redness and swelling
of your fingers or any other part of your
body, see a doctor before getting worse.
■ Maintenance
1. In order to maintain your product in proper
working order, perform the maintenance
and checking operations described in the
manual at regular intervals.
2. Always be sure to turn off the engine and
disconnect the spark plug before
performing any maintenance or checking
procedures.
WARNING
Check and follow the local regulations as to
sound level and hours of operations for the
product.
The metallic parts and engine cover reach
high temperatures immediately after
stopping the engine.
1. Operate power equipment only at
reasonable hours not early in the morning
or late at night when people might be
disturbed. Comply with times listed in local
ordinances.
2. To reduce sound levels, limit the number of
pieces of equipment used at any one time.
3. Operate the product at the lowest possible
throttle speed to do the job.
4. Check your equipment before operation,
especially the muffler, air intakes and air
filters.
3. Examine the product at intervals for loose
fasteners and rusted or damaged parts.
Use special care around the fuel line, the
muffler, and the ignition wiring.
4. When replacing the any other part, or any
lubricant, always be sure to use only
RedMax products or products which have
been certified by RedMax for use with the
RedMax product.
5. In the event that any part must be replaced
or any maintenance or repair work not
described in this manual must be
performed, please contact a representative
from the store nearest RedMax authorized
servicing dealer for assistance.
6. Do not use any accessory or attachment
other than those bearing the RedMax mark
and recommended for the unit.
7. Under no circumstances should you ever
take apart the product or alter it in any
way. Doing so might result in the product
becoming damaged during operation or the
product becoming unable to operate
properly.
■ For protecting your body from vibration
WARNING
Prolonged use of the product, exposing
the operater to vibrations and cold may
produce whitefinger disease (Raynaud's
phenomenon), which symptoms are
tingling and burning sensations followed
by loss of color and numbness in the
fingers.
All factors which contribute to whitefinger
disease are not known, but cold weather,
smoking diseases or physical conditions
as well as long periods of exposure to
vibration are mentioned as factors. In
■ Disposal
When disposing your machine, fuel or oil for
the machine, be sure to allow your local
regulations.
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6. Set up
■ MOUNTING ENGINE (SE1)
1. Push the driveshaft housing toward the
clutch housing and rotate it by hand to
check that the driveshaft is engaged
with the gears.
2. Insert the driveshaft housing into the
clutch housing until it bottoms, and
align the positioning holes on the clutch
housing and the shaft tube and install
the screw. When difficult to engage,
twist the engine slightly.
3. Fasten the clamp securely with two
screws.
SE1
IMPORTANT
Tighten the screws gradually by turns.
■ CONNECTING THROTTLE WIRE
1. Remove the air cleaner cover.
2. Connect the end of the throttle wire to
the joint on the top of the carburetor.
(SE2)
SE2
■ CONNECTING SWITCH WIRES
• Connect the switch wires between the
engine and the main unit. Pair the wires
of the same color.
■ INSTALLING HANDLE
• Mount the handle to the shaft tube and
clamp it at a location that is comfortable
to you. (SE3)
SE3
(1)
SE4
(1)
(3)
(4) (5)
(2)
(1) About 19 inches (48cm)
■ ATTACHING THE TRIMMING
MECHANISM (SE4)
1. Remove the screw screwed into the
end of the trimming mechanism.
2. Insert the end of the trimming
mechanism into the shaft tube.
3. Line up the hole on the end of the
trimming mechanism into which the
screw is to be inserted with the hole on
the shaft tube, and screw the screw
firmly in.
4. Using a wrench, screw in the bolt
provided to fix the trimming mechanism
into place.
(1) Shaft tube
(2) Trimming mechanishm
(3) Screw hole
(4) Bolt
(5) Fastening bolt
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■ BALANCE UNIT
1. Put on strap and attach unit to strap.
2. Depending on the working posture,
slide clamp up or down until unit
balances and the strap fits your body.
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7. Fuel
lines or fuel tank of the engine.
FUEL
WARNING
• Gasoline is very flammable. Avoid smoking or bringing any
flame or sparks near fuel. Make sure to stop the engine and
allow it cool before refueling the unit. Select outdoor bare
ground for fueling and move at least 10 feet (3 m) away
from the fueling point before starting the engine.
■ GASOLINE REQUIREMENTS
• All 2-Stroke RedMax Products are powered by RedMax
Professional-Commercial Duty, Hi-Performance, Hi-RPM, Air
Cooled 2-Stroke engines.
RedMax – Hi-Performance 2-stroke engines produce higher HP
outputs as compared to standard Home Owner Duty or Light
Commercial Duty production engines offered by most
manufacturers.
• Exhaust emission are controlled by the fundamental engine
parameters and components (eq., carburation, ignition timing
and port timing) without addition of any major hardware or the
introduction of an inert material during combustion.
• The RedMax Engines are registered and certified with CARB
(California Air Resources Board) and EPA (Environmental
Protection Agency) to operate on CLEAN Mid-grade 89 octane
or Premium, unleaded (lead-free) gasoline and RedMax AirCooled "Max Life", Synthetic blend Premium two-stroke engine
oil mixed at 50:1 ratio.
• Unleaded gasoline is recommended to reduce the
contamination of the air for the sake of your health and the
environment.
• This Hi-Performance Air Cooled 2-stroke Engine requires the
use of Minimum 89 Octane [ R+M ] (Mid grade or Premium)
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clean gasoline. Gasoline may contain maximum of 10% Ethanol
(grain alcohol) or up to 15% MTBE (Methyl tertiary-butyl ether).
Gasoline containing Methanol (Wood Alcohol) is NOT
approved.
NOTE
• Failures caused by operating engines on gasoline with octane
rating lower than 89 are not covered by the RedMax TwoStroke engine warranty.
WARNING
• Alternative Fuels (Not Gasoline)
Alternative fuels, such as E-15 (15% ethanol), E-20 (20%
ethanol), E-85 (85% ethanol) are NOT classified as gasoline
and are NOT approved for use in RedMax 2-stroke gasoline
engines. Use of alternative fuels will cause major engine
performance and durability problems such as: improper
clutch engagements, overheating, vapor lock, power loss,
lubrication deficiency, deterioration of fuel lines, gaskets
and internal carburetor components, etc... Alternative fuels
cause high moisture absorption into the fuel/oil mixture
leading to oil and fuel separation.
■ OIL REQUIREMENTS
• Use only RedMax "Max Life", Synthetic blend Premium AirCooled two-stroke engine oil or oil certified to ISO-L-EGD
(ISO/CD1378) standard AND one that is JASO-FD registered.
RedMax Air-Cooled "Max Life", Synthetic blend Premium two
stroke engine oil and ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD1378) AND JASO-FD
oils are fully compatible with gasoline's containing 10% Ethanol.
RedMax Air-Cooled "Max Life", Synthetic blend Premium two
stroke engine oil and ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD1378) AND JASO-FD
oils are Universal and should be mixed at 50:1 ratio for all 2
stroke air cooled engines sold in the past regardless of mixing
ratios specified in those manuals.
• If the oil is registered with JASO, the JASO Logo with FD and
registration number will be displayed on the container. The
highest JASO rating is "FD", which equals the ISO-L-EGD
rating. Lower ratings are "FC", "FB", and "FA".
NOTE
• IF octane rating of the Mid Grade gasoline in your area is lower
than 89 Octane use Premium Unleaded Gasoline. The majority
of all 2-stroke engine manufacturers in the USA and Canada
recommend using gasoline with 89 Octane or higher.
WARNING
• Gasoline with an octane rating lower than 89 will greatly
increase the engines operating temperature. Low octane
gasoline will cause detonation (knock) resulting in piston
seizures and major internal engine components damage.
• Poor quality gasolines or oils may damage sealing rings, fuel
• Engine problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by
failure to use ISO-L-EGD certified and JASO FD registered oil
such as "MaxLife", RedMax Synthetic blend Premium 2-stroke
oil WILL VOID THE REDMAX TWO-STROKE ENGINE
WARRANTY.
WARNING
• Do not use NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers
Association), BIA (Boating Industry Association), and TCW (two
cycle water cooled) oils designed for MoPeds or Outboard,
water cooled Marine Engines. Do not use API (American
Petroleum Institute), TC (Two Cycle) labeled oils. The API-TC
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test standard has been discontinued by API in 1995 and it no
longer exists.
IMPORTANT
• Gasoline/Oil mixture Storage Recommendations
Store your gasoline or gasoline/oil mixture in a cool dry area in
a tightly sealed approved container to limit the entry of moisture
and additional air (oxygen). Moisture and air cause the
development of varnish and gum, making the fuel stale. Stored
gasoline and gasoline/oil mixture ages and loses its octane
rating and volatility. Do not mix more gasoline/oil than you
intend to use in 30 days, and 60 days when fuel stabilizer is
added. RedMax Air-Cooled "Max Life" Synthetic blend
Premium two-stroke engine oil "Contains fuel stabilizer" and
will automatically extend your gasoline/oil mixture life up to 60
days.
■ HOW TO MIX FUEL
RECOMMENDED MIXING RATIO
GASOLINE 50 : OIL 1
(when using RedMax Air-Cooled "Max
Life")
50:1 MIXING CHART
1. Select flat and bare ground for fueling.
2. Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from the fueling point
before starting the engine.
3. Stop the engine before refueling the unit. At that time, be
sure to sufficiently agitate the mixed gasoline in the
container.
■ FOR YOUR ENGINE LIFE, AVOID
1. FUEL WITH NO OIL (RAW GASOLINE) – It will cause severe
damage to the internal engine parts very quickly.
2. GASOHOL – It can cause deterioration of rubber and/or plastic
parts and disruption of engine lubrication.
3. OIL FOR 4-CYCLE ENGINE USE – It can cause spark plug
fouling, exhaust port blocking, or piston ring seizure.
4. Mixed fuels which have been left unused for a period of
one month or more may clog the carburetor and result in the
engine failing to operate properly.
5. In the case of storing the product for a long period of time,
clean the fuel tank after rendering it empty. Next, Start the
engine and run the carburetor dry residual fuel.
6. In the case of scrapping the used mixed oil container, scrap it
only at an authorized depository site.
NOTE
GASOLINE
gal.
1
2
3
4
5
2-CYCLE OIL
fl.oz
2.6
5.2
7.8
10.4
13
GASOLINE
liter
1
2
3
4
5
2-CYCLE OIL
ml
20
40
60
80
100
WARNING
• Pay attention to agitation.
1. Measure out the quantities of gasoline and oil to be mixed.
2. Put some of the gasoline into a clean, approved fuel container.
3. Pour in all of the oil and agitate well for 10seconds.
4. Pour in the rest of gasoline and agitate again for at least one
minute. As some oils may be difficult to agitate depending on oil
ingredients, sufficient agitation is necessary. Be careful that, if
the agitation is insufficient, there is an increased danger of early
piston seizure due to abnormally lean mixture.
5. Place a clear indication on the outside of the container to avoid
mixing up with gasoline or other containers that dont contain oil.
6. Indicate the contents on outside of container for easy
identification.
■ FUELING THE UNIT
1. Untwist and remove the fuel cap. Rest the cap on a clean
surface.
2. Put fuel into the fuel tank to 80% of the full capacity.
3. Fasten the fuel cap securely and wipe up any fuel spillage
around the unit.
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WARNING
• As for details of quality assurance, read the description in the
section Limited Warranty carefully. Moreover, normal wear and
change in product with no functional influence are not covered
by the warranty. Also, be careful that, if the usage in the
instruction manual is not observed as to the mixed gasoline,
type of oil or fuel to be used. described therein, it may not be
covered by the warranty.
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8. Operation
■ STARTING ENGINE
NOTE
WARNING
1. When restarting the engine
immediately after stopping it, leave the
choke open.
2. Overchoking can make the engine hard
to start due to excess fuel. When the
engine failed to start after several
attempts, open the choke and repeat
pulling the rope, or remove the spark
plug and dry it.
The cutting head will start rotating
upon the engine starts.
1. Rest the unit on a flat, firm place. Keep
the cutting head off the ground and
clear of surrounding objects as it will
start rotating upon starting of the
engine.
■ STOPPING ENGINE (OP3)
1. Release the throttle lever and run the
engine for a half minute.
2. Shift the stop switch to the "STOP"
position.
OP1
2. Push the primer pump several times
until overflown fuel flows out in the
clear tube. (OP1)
IMPORTANT
3. Move the choke lever to the closed
position. (OP2)
OP2
• Except for an emergency, avoid
stopping the engine while pulling the
throttle lever.
(1)
(2)
(1) choke lever
(2) close
(3) open
■ ADJUSTING THROTTLE CABLE
• The normal play is 1 or 2mm when
measured at the carburetor side end.
Readjust with the cable adjuster as
required. (OP5)
OP5
(3)
OP3
(3)
(2)
(1)
(a)
(b)
OP4
4. Set the stop switch to the "RUN"
position. Place the unit on a flat, firm
place. Keep the cutting head clear of
everything around it. (OP3)
(1) stop switch
(2) RUN
(3) STOP
.04 in
(1~2mm)
(1)
■ ADJUSTING IDLING SPEED (OP6)
1. When the engine tends stop frequently
at idling mode, turn the adjusting screw
clockwise.
2. When the cutting head keeps rotating
after releasing the trigger, turn the
adjusting screw counter-clockwise.
OP6
(a) lockout lever
(b) throttle trigger
5. Firmly grasp (a) and (b) with left hand
(OP3), pull the starter knob quickly until
engine fires. Release throttle trigger
after engine starts. (OP4)
IMPORTANT
• Avoid pulling the rope to its end or
returning it by releasing the knob. Such
actions can cause starter failures.
6. Move the choke lever downward to
open the choke. And restart engine.
(OP2)
7. Allow the engine to warm up for several
minutes before starting operation.
(1) cable adjuster
(1)
(1) idle adjusting screw
NOTE
• Warm up the engine before adjusting
the idling speed.
WARNING
• This product is equipped with
extremely sharp blades, and when
used improperly these blades can be
extremely dangerous, and improper
handling can cause accidents which
may in turn lead to serious injury or
death. For this reason, you should
always be careful to follow the
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following instructions when using
your trimmer.
• Never hold the trimmer in a way in
which the blades are pointed
towards someone else.
• Never allow the blades to come into
proximity with your body while the
engine of the trimmer is in operation.
• Always be sure to turn off the engine
before changing the angle of the
blades, removing branches which
have become stuck in the blades, or
at any other time when coming into
close proximity with the blades.
• Always wear work gloves made of
leather or some other sturdy material
when using the trimmer.
• Always place the blade cover
provided with the trimmer over the
blades when not in use.
• Falling branches may fall onto the
face or into the eyes, resulting in
injuries, scratches, and cuts, and
for this reason you should always
be sure to wear a helmet and face
protector when using your
trimmer.
IMPORTANT
• The thickness of branches which may
be cut using this trimmer is limited to up
to approximately 3/16" (4.8mm). Never
try to cut branches thicker than this, as
doing so may result in damage to the
trimmer.
OP7
(3)
(4)
(2)
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■ ADJUSTING THE ANGLE OF THE
CUTTING BLADES (OP7)
1. Stop the trimmer engine.
2. Turn the bolt located on the top of the
trimming mechanism counter-clockwise
to loosen it.
3. Adjust the angle of the blades to the
desired angle, and then fix the bolt
firmly back into place.
(1) Clamp bolt
(2) Trimming mechanism
(3) Tighten
(4) Loosen
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9. Maintenance
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control device and systems may be performed by any
non-road engine repair establishment or individual.
ENGINE
■ MAINTENANCE CHART
system/compornent
procedure
fuel leaks, fuel spillage
fuel tank, air filter, fuel filter
wipe out
inspect/clean
see ■ADJUSTING
IDLING SPEED (p.11)
clean and readjust
plug gap
clean
clean
check operation
replace if
something's wrong
grease
tighten/replace
idle adjusting screw
spark plug
SHAFT
cylinder fins, intake air cooling vent
muffler, spark arrester, cylinder exhaust port
throttle lever, ignition switch
cutting parts
gear case
screws/nuts/bolts
MA1
every
25
before hours
use
after
✔
✔
✔
every
50
hours
after
every
100
hours
after
note
replace, if necessary
replace carburetor
if necessary
GAP: .025in(0.6~0.7mm)
replace, if necessary
✔
✔
✔
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✔
✔
✔
■ BLADES (MA1)
• When refilling the tank or resting, it is
often a good idea to use the time to oil
the cutting blades.
• If a gap exists between the upper and
lower blades, follow the procedure
below to adjust them so that they fit
more closely together.
1. Loosen lock nut (A) as shown in the
diagram.
2. Tighten screw (B) fully, and then turn
one-third to one-half of a rotation
backward.
3. While holding onto the screw to keep it
in position, tighten the lock nut.
4 .Check to make sure that the flat
washer (C) is loose enough so that it
may be turned by pressing on it with a
finger.
✔
✔
not adjusting screws
QUICK TIP
If the blades become so worn down that it
is no longer possible to eliminate the gap
between them, you should contact the
authorized RedMax servicing dealer from
which you purchased your RedMax
trimmer to have the blades resharpened
or replaced.
MA2
(1)
(1) Upper blade
(2) Lower blade
NOTE
• Screwing in the screw too tightly may
make it impossible for the blades to
move. Conversely, not screwing in the
screw tightly enough may make the
blades of the trimmer feel dull and
cause leaves and branches to become
caught in the blades of the trimmer.
■ GEAR CASE
The reduction gears are lubricated by
multipurpose, lithium-based grease in the
gear case. Supply new grease every 25
hours of use or more often depending on
the job condition.
When adding lubricant, use a grease gun
to insert lubricant into the three grease
nipples located on the gear case. (MA2)
TYPE OF LUBRICANT TO BE USED
Always be sure to use #2 lithium
heat-resistant lubricant.
(1) Grease fitting
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■ MUFFLER
WARNING
WARNING
• Make sure that the engine has
stopped and is cool before
performing any service to the
machine. Contact with moving
cutting head or hot muffler may
result in a personal injury.
• Inspect periodically, the muffler for
loose fasteners, any damage or
corrosion. If any sign of exhaust
leakage is found, stop using the
machine and have it repaired
immediately.
• Note that failing to do so may result
in the engine catching on fire.
■ AIR FILTER
• The air filter, if clogged, will reduce the
engine performance. Check and clean
the filter element. If the element is
broken or clogged, replace with a new
one. (MA3)
MA3
(1)
(1) air filter
MA6
■ FUEL FILTER
• When the engine runs short of fuel
supply, check the fuel cap and the fuel
filter for blockage. (MA4)
MA4
(1) fuel filter
(1)
(1)
■ SPARK ARRESTER
• The muffler is equipped with a spark
arrester to prevent red hot carbon from
flying out of the exhaust outlet.
Periodically inspect and clean as
necessary with a wire brush.
In the State of California it is required
by law (Section 4442 of the California
Public Resources Code) to equip a
spark arrester when a gas powered tool
is used in any forest covered, brush
covered, or grass covered unimproved
land. (MA6)
(1) spark arrester
■ INTAKE AIR COOLING VENT
■ SPARK PLUG
• Starting failure and mis-firing are often
caused by a fouled spark plug. Clean
the spark plug and check that the plug
gap is in the correct range. For a
replacement plug, use the correct type
specified by RedMax. (MA5)
MA5
.026 in
0.65 mm
• REPLACEMENT PLUG IS A NGK
CMR7H.
IMPORTANT
• Note that using any spark plug other
than those designated may result in the
engine failing to operate properly or in
the engine becoming overheated and
damaged.
• To install the spark plug, first turn the
plug until it is finger tight, then tighten it
a quarter turn more with a socket
wrench.
TIGHTENING TORQUE:
87~104 in-lbs
(9.8~11.8 N.m.)
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WARNING
• Never touch the cylinder, muffler, or
spark plugs with your bare hands
immediately after stopping the
engine. The engine can become
very hot when in operation, and
doing so could result in severe
burns.
• When checking the machine to make
sure that it is okay before using it,
check the area around the muffler
and remove any wood chips or
leaves which have attached
themselves to the brushcutter.
Failing to do so could cause the
muffler to become overheated, and
that this in turn could cause the
engine to catch on fire. Always
make sure that the muffler is clean
and free of wood chips, leaves, and
other waste before use.
• Check the intake air cooling vent and
the area around the cylinder cooling
fins after every 25 hours of use for
blockage, and remove any waste which
has attached itself to the brushcutter.
Note that it is necessary to remove the
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10. Storage
engine cover shown in (MA7) in order
to be able to view the upper part of the
cylinder.
• Aged fuel is one of major causes of
engine starting failure. Before storing
the unit, empty the fuel tank and run
the engine until it uses all the fuel left in
the fuel line and the carburetor. Store
the unit indoor taking necessary
measures for rust prevention.
IMPORTANT
MA7
(1)
• If waste gets stuck and causes
blockage around the intake air cooling
vent or between the cylinder fins, it may
cause the engine to overheat, and that
in turn may cause mechanical failure
on the part of the brushcutter. (MA7)
(2)
(1) cylinder
(2) intake air cooling vent (back)
MA8
11. Disposal
• When disposing your machine, fuel or
oil for the machine, be sure to allow
your local regulations.
■ PROCEDURES TO BE PERFORMED
AFTER EVERY 100 HOURS OF USE
1. Remove the muffler, insert a
screwdriver into the vent, and wipe
away any carbon buildup. Wipe away
any carbon buildup on the muffler
exhaust vent and cylinder exhaust port
at the same time.
2. Tighten all screws, bolts, and fittings.
3. Check to see if any oil or grease has
worked its way in between the clutch
lining and drum, and if it has wipe it
away using oil-free, lead-free gasoline.
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Case 1. Starting failure
CHECK
fuel tank
➞
PROBABLE CAUSES
incorrect fuel
➞
ACTION
drain it and with correct fuel
fuel filter
➞
fuel filter is clogged
➞
clean
carburetor adjustment screw
➞
out of normal range
➞
adjust to normal range
sparking (no spark)
spark plug
➞
spark plug is fouled/wet
➞
clean/dry
➞
plug gap is incorrect
➞
correct (GAP: 0.6 – 0.7 mm)
➞
disconnected
➞
retighten
➞
ACTION
drain it and with correct fuel
Case 2. Engine starts but does not keep running/Hard re-starting.
CHECK
PROBABLE CAUSES
fuel tank
➞
incorrect fuel or staled fuel
carburetor adjustment screw
➞
out of normal range
➞
adjust to normal range
muffler,cylinder (exhaust port)
➞
carbon is built-up
➞
wipe away
air cleaner
➞
clogged with dust
➞
replace
cylinder fin, fan cover
➞
clogged with dust
➞
clean
When your unit seems to need further service, please consult with our service shop in your area.
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FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS CONTROL WARRANTY
STATEMENT YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
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The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), CARB (California Air Resources Board), Environment
Canada and RedMax are pleased to explain the emissions control system's warranty on your 2009 and later
small off-road engine. In U.S. and Canada, new equipment that use small off-road engines must be designed,
built, and equipped to meet the applicable Federal or Californian stringent anti-smog standards. RedMax must
warrant the emissions control system on your small off-road engine for the period listed below provided there
has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your equipment. Your emissions control system may
include parts such as carburetor, ignition system, catalytic converter, fuel tank, filters and other associated
components. Also, included may be hoses, belts, connectors, sensors, and other emission-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, RedMax will repair your small off-road engine at no cost to you including
diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE
This emissions control system is warranted for two years or if the product qualifies for a longer warranty period
resulting from the type of use, that period shall prevail. If any emissions-related part on your equipment is
defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by RedMax.
OWNER'S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES
As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for performance of the required maintenance listed in
your Owner's Manual. RedMax recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your small offroad engine, but RedMax cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or your failure to ensure the
performance of all scheduled maintenance. As the small off-road engine owner, you should however be aware
that the RedMax may deny you warranty coverage if your small off-road engine or a part has failed due to
abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to a RedMax distribution center or service center
as soon as the problem exists. The warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to
exceed 30 days. If you have any questions regarding your warranty coverage, you should contact RedMax at 1800-291-8251 or via e-mail at service@redmax.com.
WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE
The warranty period begins on the date the engine or equipment is delivered to an ultimate purchaser.
LENGTH OF COVERAGE
RedMax warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent owner that the engine or equipment is
designed, built, and equipped so as to conform with all applicable regulations adopted by EPA and CARB, and
is free from defects in materials and workmanship that causes the failure of a warranted part for a period of two
years.
WHAT IS COVERED
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS Repair or replacement of any warranted part under the warranty
must be performed at no charge to the owner at a warranty station. Warranty services or repairs will be provided
at all RedMax distribution centers that are franchised to service the subject engines. Throughout the emissions
warranty period of two years, RedMax must maintain a supply of warranted parts sufficient to meet the expected
demand for such parts.
WARRANTY PERIOD Any warranted part that is scheduled for replacement as required in the maintenance
schedule, is warranted for the period of time prior to the first scheduled replacement point for that part. If the
part fails prior to the first scheduled replacement, the part will be repaired or replaced by RedMax at no cost.
Any such part repaired or replaced under warranty is warranted for the remainder of the period prior to the first
scheduled replacement point for the part. Any warranted part that is not scheduled for replacement as required
in the maintenance schedule, is warranted for two years or if the product qualifies for a longer warranty period
resulting from the type of use, that period shall prevail. If any such part fails during the period of warranty
coverage, it will be repaired and replaced by RedMax at no cost. Any such part repaired or replaced under the
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warranty is warranted for the remaining warranty period. Any warranted part that is scheduled only for regular
inspection in the maintenance schedule will be warranted for a period of two years. A statement in such written
instructions to the effect of "repair or replace as necessary" will not reduce the period of warranty coverage. Any
such part repaired or replaced under warranty will be warranted for the remaining warranty period.
DIAGNOSIS The owner must not be charged for diagnostic labor that leads to the determination that a
warranted part is in fact defective, provided that such diagnostic work is performed at a warranty station.
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RedMax is liable for damages to other engine components proximately caused
by a failure under warranty of any warranted part.
EMISSION WARRANTY PARTS LIST
1. Air-induction system*
2. Fuel system*
3. Ignition system*
4. Fuel tank, cap and lines as applicable*
*some components only covered up to point specified by maintenance schedule
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
All failures caused by abuse, neglect or improper maintenance are not covered.
ADD-ON OR MODIFIED PARTS
Add-on or modified parts that are not exempted by CARB or EPA may not be used. The use of any nonexempted add-on or modified parts will be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim. RedMax will not be liable to
warrant failures of warranted parts caused by the use of a non-exempted add-on or modified part.
HOW TO FILE A CLAIM
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest
authorized servicing dealer or contact RedMax at 1-800-291-8251 or via e-mail at service@redmax.com.
WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE
Warranty services or repairs are provided through all RedMax authorized servicing dealers.
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR OF EMISSION-RELATED PARTS
Any replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repairs and must be
provided without charge to the owner. Such use will not reduce the warranty obligations of the manufacturer.
MAINTENANCE STATEMENT
The owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance, as defined in the operator's manual.
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