MTD GC720r Operator`s manual

OPERA TOR "S MA NUA L
THANKYOU
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California
Thank you for buying this quality product. This modern
outdoor power tool will provide many hours of useful
service. You will find it to be a great labor-saving device.
This operator's manual provides you with easy-tounderstand operating instructions. Read the whole
manual and follow all the instructions to keep your new
outdoor power tool in top operating condition.
II,
Rules for Safe Operation
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A, Important Safety Information
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B, Safety and International Symbols ..............
C, Know Your Unit ............................
III,
Assembly Instructions
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A, Installing and Adjusting the D-Handle
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B, Installing the Cutting Attachment Shield ........
PRODUCT REFERENCES,
AND SPECIFICATIONS
ILLUSTRATIONS
All information, illustrations and specifications in this
manual are based on the latest product information
available at the time of printing. We reserve the right to
make changes at any time without notice.
SERVICE
INFORMATION
Service on this unit both within and after the warranty
period should be performed only by an authorized and
approved service dealer
• Call 1-800-345-8746 in the United States. or
1-800-668-1238 in Canada. to obtain a list of
authorized service dealers near you
Or
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Instructions
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Starting/Stopping
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Operating Instructions
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A. Operating the EZ-Link
System ..............
A, Holding the Trimmer .......................
B. Adjusting Trimming Line Length ..............
C. Tips for Best Trimming Results
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D. Decorative Trimming .......................
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VII. Maintenance and Repair Instructions
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A, Maintenance Schedule .....................
B, Line Installation ...........................
C, Installing a Pre-wound Wheel ................
D. Cleaning the SpeedSpool
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E. Air Filter Maintenance
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F. Spark Arrestor Maintenance
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G. Carburetor Adjustment
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H. Replacing the Spark Plug ...................
I. Cleaning
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J. Storage .................................
K. Long Term Storage ........................
L. Transporting
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M. Accessories/Replacement
Parts ..............
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• Go to www.RyobiOutdoor.com
on the World Wide
Web for a list of authorized service dealers
VIII. Troubleshooting
DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT TO THE RETAILER.
X.
NOTE: PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE REQUIRED
FOR WARRANTY SERVICE.
Xl, Parts List ......................
Make sure you carefully read and understand this
manual before starting or operating this equipment.
THIS PRODUCT IS COVERED BY ONE OR MORE
US PATENTS, OTHER PATENTS PENDING.
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IV. Oil and Fuel Information
Copyright © 2003 MTD SOUTHWEST INC
All Rights Reserved.
SpeedSpool ® is a registered trademark of MTD
SOUTHWEST INC.
Proposition
IX. Specifications
Warranty
CONTENTS
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Inside Back Cover
OF CARTON
° Model 725r Trimmer with SpeedSpool ® Bump Head
Cutting Attachment
A J-Handle and Hardware
A Cutting Attachment
• Operator's
Shield with Hardware
Manual
• Product Registration Card
• Bottle of 2-Cycle Oil
A This item will either be installed on the unit or in the
hardware pack
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THE ENGINE EXHAUST FROM THIS
PRODUCT CONTAINS CHEMICALS
KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
TO CAUSE CANCER, BIRTH DEFECTS
OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE
HARM.
NOTE: For users on U.S. Forest Land and in the states of California, Maine, Oregon and Washington. All U.S.
Forest Land and the state of California (Public Resources Codes 4442 and 4443), Oregon and Washington require, by
law that certain internal combustion engines operated on forest brush and/or grass-covered areas be equipped with a
spark arrestor, maintained in effective working order, or the engine be constructed, equipped and maintained for the
prevention of fire. Check with your state or local authorities for regulations pertaining to these requirements. Failure to
follow these requirements could subject you to liability or a fine. This unit is factory equipped with a spark arrestor. If
it requires replacement, ask your LOCAL SERVICE DEALER to install the Accessory Part #182747 Spark Arrestor Kit.
Read the Operator's Manual(s) and follow all warnings and safety instructions.
can result in serious injury to the operator and/or bystanders.
FOR QUESTIONS,
CALL 1-800-345-8746
The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your
attention to possible dangers. The safety symbols,
and their explanations, deserve your careful attention
and understanding. The safety warnings do not by
themselves eliminate any danger: The instructions or
warnings they give are not substitutes for proper
accident prevention measures:
NOTE:Advises
you of information or instructions
to
the operation or maintenance of the
equipmenL
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in CANADA
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MEANING
DANGER: Failure to obey a safety warning
will result in serious injury to yourself or to
others. Always follow the safety
precautions to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock and personal injury.
vital
WARNING: Failure to obey a safety
warning can result in injury to yourself and
others. Always follow the safety
precautions to reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock and personal injury.
YMBOLMEANING
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL: Indicates
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danger, warning or caution. Attention is
required in order to avoid serious personal
injury. May be used in conjunction with
other symbo s or pictographs.
IN U.S. OR 1-800-668-1238
Failure to do so
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CAUTION: Failure to obeya safety warning
may result in property damage or personal
injury to yourself or to others. Always follow
the safety precautions to reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock and personal injury. J
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• IMPORTANT
SAFETY INFORMATION
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: When using the unit, you must[
follow the safety rules. For your own safety[
and that of bystanders,
please read these
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instructions before operating the unit.
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Please keep the instructions for later use.
BEFORE
OPERATING
• Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the
controls and proper use of the unit.
• Do not operate this unit when tired, ill or under the
influence of alcohol, drugs or medication.
• Children under the age of 15 must not use the unit;
teens may operate the unit with adult guidance.
• Inspect the unit before use. Replace damaged parts.
Check for fuel leaks. Make sure all fasteners are in
place and secure. Replace cutting attachment parts
that are cracked, chipped or damaged in any way.
Make sure the cutting attachment is properly installed
and securely fastened. Be sure that the cutting
attachment shield is properly attached, and positioned
as recommended. Failure to do so can result in
personal injury to the operator and bystanders, as well
as damage to the unit.
° Use only 0.080 inch (2.03 mm) diameter Genuine
Factory Parts TM replacement line. Never use metalreinforced line, wire, chain or rope. These can break
off and become dangerous projectiles.
• Be aware of risk of injury to the head, hands and feet.
° Clear the area to be cut before each use. Remove
rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, string and other
objects which may be thrown or become entangled in
the cutting attachment. Clear the area of children,
bystanders and pets; keep them outside a 50-foot
(15 m.) radius, at a minimum. Even then, they are still
at risk from thrown objects. Encourage bystanders to
wear eye protection. If you are approached, stop the
unit immediately.
SAFETY WARNINGS
•
FOR GAS TRIMMERS
WARNING: Gasoline is highly flammable,
and its vapors can explode if ignited. Take
the following
precautions:
Store fuel only in containers specifically designed and
approved for the storage of such materials.
Always stop the engine and allow it to cool before
filling the fuel tank. Never remove the fuel tank cap or
add fuel when the engine is hot. Never operate the unit
without the fuel cap securely in place. Loosen the fuel
tank cap slowly to relieve any pressure in the tank.
Add fuel in a clean, well-ventilated outdoor area where
there are no sparks or flames. Remove the fuel cap
slowly, and only after the engine stops. Do not smoke
while fueling or mixing fuel. Wipe up any spilled fuel
from the unit immediately.
Avoid creating a source of ignition for spilled fuel. Do
not start the engine until fuel vapors dissipate.
Move the unit at least 30 feet (9.1 m) from the fueling
source and site before starting the engine. Do not
smoke. Keep sparks and open flames away from the
area while adding fuel or operating the unit.
WHILE
OPERATING
Never start or run the unit inside a closed room or
building. Breathing exhaust fumes can be fatal.
Operate this unit only in a well-ventilated outdoor area.
Wear safety glasses or goggles that meet ANSI Z87.1
standards and are marked as such. Wear ear/hearing
protection when operating this unit. Wear a face or
dust mask if the operation is dusty.
Wear heavy long pants, boots, gloves and a long
sleeve shirt. Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, short
pants, sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair above
shoulder level.
• Squeeze the throttle control and check that it returns
automatically to the idle position. Make all adjustments
or repairs before using the unit.
The cutting attachment shield must always be in place
while operating the unit. Do not operate unit without
both trimming lines extended, and the proper line
installed. Do not extend the trimming line beyond the
length of the shield.
• This unit was not designed to be used as a brushcutter.
Do not attach or operate this unit with any type of
brushcutting blade or brushcutting attachment.
This unit has a clutch. The cutting attachment remains
stationary when the engine is idling. If it does not, have
the unit adjusted by an authorized service technician.
• Adjust the J-handle to your size in order to provide the
best grip.
° Be sure the cutting attachment is not in contact with
anything before starting the unit.
° Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light.
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• Avoid accidental starting. Be in the starting position
whenever pulling the starter rope. The operator and
unit must be in a stable position while starting. Refer
to Starting/Stopping Instructions.
• Use the right tool. Only use this tool for its intended
purpose.
• Do not overreach. Always keep proper footing and
balance.
• Always hold the unit with both hands when operating.
Keep a firm grip on both handles or grips.
• Keep hands, face, and feet at a distance from all
moving parts. Do not touch or try to stop the cutting
attachment when it rotates.
° Do not touch the engine, gear housing or muffler.
These parts get extremely hot from operation, even
after the unit is turned off.
• Do not operate the engine faster than the speed
needed to cut, trim or edge. Do not run the engine at
high speed when not cutting.
• Always stop the engine when cutting is delayed or
when walking from one cutting location to another.
• If you strike or become entangled with a foreign
object, stop the engine immediately and check for
damage. Do not operate before repairing damage. Do
not operate the unit with loose or damaged parts.
• Stop the unit, switch the engine to off, and disconnect
the spark plug for maintenance or repair.
Use only Genuine Factory Parts TMreplacement parts
and accessories for this unit. These are available from
your authorized service dealer. Use of any
unauthorized parts or accessories could lead to
serious injury to the user, or damage to the unit, and
void your warranty.
Keep unit clean of vegetation and other materials.
They may become lodged between the cutting
attachment and shield.
° To reduce fire hazard, replace a faulty muffler and
spark arrestor. Keep the engine and muffler free from
grass, leaves, excessive grease or carbon build up.
OTHER SAFETY
WARNINGS
• Never store a fueled unit inside a building where fumes
may reach an open flame or spark.
° Allow the engine to cool before storing or transporting
Be sure to secure the unit while transporting.
• Store the unit in a dry area, locked up or up high to
prevent unauthorized use or damage, out of the reach
of children
Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other
liquid. Keep handles dry, clean and free from debris.
Clean after each use, see Cleaning and Storage
instructions.
° Keep these instructions. Refer to them often and use
them to instruct other users. If you loan someone this
unit, also loan them these instructions.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETYAND INTERNATIONALSYMBOLS
This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product.
Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance and repair information.
SYMBOL
MEANING
SYMBOL
Indicates danger, warning, or
• SAFETY
ALERT
SYMBOL
caution. May
be used
in conjunction
with other symbols or pictographs.
• WARNING - READ OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
Read the Operator's Manual(s) and
follow all warnings and safety
instructions. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury to the
operator and/or bystanders.
WEAR EYE AND HEARING
PROTECTION
WARNING: Thrown objects and
loud noise can cause severe eye
injury and hearing loss. Wear eye
protection meeting ANSI Z87.1-1989
standards and ear protection when
operating this unit. Use a full face
shield when needed.
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MEANING
THROWN OBJECTS AND
ROTATING CUTTER CAN CAUSE
SEVERE INJURY
WARNING: Do not operate without
the cutting attachment shield in
place. Keep away from the rotating
cutting attachment.
ON/OFF STOP CONTROL
ON / START / RUN
• ON/OFF STOP CONTROL
OFF or STOP
• HOT SURFACE WARNING
Do not touch a hot muffler or
cylinder. You may get burned. These
parts get extremely hot from
operation. When turned off they
remain hot for a short time.
• SHARP
• KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY
WARNING: Keep all bystanders,
especially children and pets, at least
50 feet (15 m.) from the operating area.
BLADE
WARNING: Sharp blade on cutting
attachment shield. To prevent
serious injury, do not
touch line cutting blade.
• CHOKE CONTROL
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• UNLEADED FUEL
Always use clean, fresh unleaded fuel.
• OIL
Refer to operator's
proper type of oil.
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manual for the
A • FULL choke position
B • PARTIAL choke position
C • RUN position
APPLICATIONS
As a trimmer:
•
Cutting grass and light weeds
•
Edging
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Decorative trimming around trees, fences, etc.
Fuel Cap
Starter Rope Grip
On/Off
Stop Control
J-handle
Shaft Grip
Throttle
Control
Choke Lever
EZ-Link
TM
Shaft
Housing
Primer Bulb
Cutting Attachment
Shield
Muffler
Spark Plug
Air Filter/Muffler
Cover
Cutting
Line Cutting
Blade
Attachment
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On some units, the J-handle may be pre-installed. In this
case you must loosen screws and adjust the handle to fit
the operator. Go to step 5 if the J-handle is pre-installed.
INSTALLING
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AND ADJUSTING
INSTALL THE CUTTING ATTACHMENT
Use the following instructions if the cutting attachment
shield on your unit is not installed.
THE J-HANDLE
WARNING: To prevent serious personal I
injury, never operate the trimmer without I
Place the J-handle between the top and middle
clamp pieces (Fig. 1).
(4)
the cutting attachment
J-Handle
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2.
Top Clamp
Middle Clamp
Bottom Clamp
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Fig. 1
2.
3. Place the clamps and J-handle the over the shaft
housing and onto the bottom clamp.
5.
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shield in place.
Place the cutting attachment shield onto the shaft
housing above the clamp assembly (Fig. 4).
Push the cutting attachment shield down to the top of
the cutting attachment assembly and then rotate the
cutting attachment shield until the screw holes align
and the guard fits into the recessed pocket (Fig. 5).
Install the screws with a Phillips screwdriver
(Fig. 6).
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Clamp
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Shaft Housing
While holding the three pieces together, install the four
(4) screws through the top clamp and into middle clamp.
NOTE: The holes in the top and middle clamp will line up
only when assembled correctly.
4.
SHIELD
Cutting
Attachment
Assembly
Hold each hex nut in the bottom clamp recess with a
finger. Start screws with a large Phillips screwdriver.
Do not tighten until you make the handle adjustment.
Slide the J-handle in or out until the arrow/white line on
the decal touches the clamp assembly (Fig. 2). You must
first loosen the screws if the handle is pre-installed.
Fig. 4
Decal
Recessed
Pocket
Fig' 2
Cutting
6: While holding the unit in the operating position (Fig. 3),
position the J-handle to the location that provides you
the best grip. Then tighten the screws.
Fig. 5
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Fig. 3
8
Fig. 6
Attachment
Shield
OIL AND FUEL MIXING
INSTRUCTIONS
Old and/or improperly mixed fuel are the main reasons
for the unit not running properly. Be sure to use fresh,
clean unleaded fuel. Follow the instructions carefully for
the proper fuel/oil mixture.
Definition
of Blended
Fuels
Today's fuels are often a blend of gasoline and
oxygenates such as ethanol, methanol, or MTBE (ether).
Alcohol-blended fuel absorbs water. As little as 1%
water in the fuel can make fuel and oil separate. It forms
acids when stored. When using alcohol-blended fuel,
use fresh fuel (less than 60 days old).
Thoroughly mix the proper ratio of 2-cycle engine oil
with unleaded gasoline in a separate fuel can. Use a 40:1
fuel/oil ratio. Do not mix them directly in the engine fuel
tank. See the table below for specific gas and oil mixing
ratios.
NOTE: One gallon (3.8 liters) of unleaded gasoline mixed
with one 3.2 oz. (95 ml.) bottle of
2-cycle oil makes a 40:1 fuel/oil ratio.
Using Blended Fuels
If you choose to use a blended fuel, or its use is
unavoidable, follow recommended precautions:
• Always use the fresh fuel mix explained in your
operator's manual
° Always agitate the fuel mix before fueling the unit
1 GALLON US
'
3.2 FL. OZ.
(3.8 LITERS)
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(95 ml)
• Drain the tank and run the engine dry before storing
the unit
Using Fuel Additives
The bottle of 2-cycle oil that came with your unit
contains a fuel additive which will help inhibit corrosion
and minimize the formation of gum deposits. It is
recommended that you use our 2-cycle oil with this unit.
If unavailable, use a good 2-cycle oil designed for
air-cooled engines along with a fuel additive, such as
STA-BIL _ Gas Stabilizer or an equivalent. Add 0.8 oz.
(23 ml.) of fuel additive per gallon of fuel according to the
instructions on the container. NEVER add fuel additives
directly to the unit's fuel tank.
MIXING RATIO - 40:1
WARNING:
Gasoline is extremely
flammable. Ignited Vapors may explode.
Always stop the engine and allow it to cool
before filling the fuel tank. Donor smoke
while filling the tank. Keep sparks and open
flames at a distance from the area.
WARNING: Remove fuel cap slowly to avoid I
injury from fuel spray. Never operate the unit I
without the fuel cap securely in place. J
CAUTION: For proper engine operation and
maximum reliability, pay strict attention to
the oil and fuel mixing instructions on the
2-cycle oil container. Using improperly
mixed fue can severe y damage the engine. J
WARNING:Add
fuel in a clean, well
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ventilated area outdoors, Wipe up any
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spilled fuel immediately. Avoid creating a
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source of ignition for spilt fuel. Do not start I
the engine until fuel vapors dissipate.
NOTE: Dispose of the old fuel/oil mix in accordance to
Federal, State and Local regulations.
STARTING
INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Operate this unit only in a well.
ventilated outdoor area. Carbon monoxide
exhaust fumes can be lethal in a confined area.
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sure
you areAvoid
in the accidental
starting position
WARNING:
starting,when
Make
pulling the starter rope (Fig, 9). To avoid
serious injury, the operator and unit must be
in a stable position while starting.
Start/On
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StoplOff (0)
On/Off
Mix gas with oil. Fill fuel tank with fuel/oil mixture.
Refer to Oil and Fuel Mixing Instructions.
2.
Put the On/Off Stop Control in the ON (I) position
(Fig. 7).
Full Choke
Position (A)
Partial Choke
Position (B)
3. Fully press and release the primer bulb 10 times,
slowly, until FUEL IS VISIBLE IN THE PRIMER
BULB (Fig. 8). If you can't see fuel in the bulb, press
and release the bulb as many times as it takes before
you can see fuel in it.
.
Place the choke lever in the FULL choke (A H)
position (Fig. 8).
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With the unit in the starting position (Fig. 9), squeeze
the throttle control to the wide open (full throttle)
position. Pull the starter rope briskly 5 times while still
in the FULL choke (A I+1)position. If the engine
attempts to run before the fifth pull, proceed to step 6.
NOTE: The engine will not run in the FULL choke (A
position.
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7.
Control
Run
Position (C)
Choke Lever
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Primer Bulb
Fig. 8
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Place the choke lever in the PARTIAL choke (B I"-I )
position (Fig. 8).
Pull starter rope briskly 1 to 3 times to start the
engine (Fig. 9).
Starter Rope
NOTE: Squeeze the throttle control until the engine has
started and warmed up.
8.
Stop
Fig. 7
To avoid serious personal injury, ensure any
Add-On being used is installed correctly
and secure before starting unit.
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(I)
If the engine does not start, repeat steps 3 through 7.
NOTE: If the engine floods while trying to start, place the
choke lever in the RUN (C I {I ) position (Fig. 8).
Squeeze the throttle control. Pull the starter rope
briskly. The engine should start within three (3) to
eight (8) pulls.
9.
NOTE: Choking is unnecessary when starting a warm
engine. Put the On/Off Stop Control in the ON
position (Fig. 7), and start in PARTIAL choke
(B I',1) position (Fig. 8). After starting, place the
choke lever in the RUN (C I _I ) position.
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Throttle Control
Squeeze the throttle control to warm up the engine
for 5 to 10 seconds. Place the choke lever in the
RUN(CI{I ) position(Fig.8).
Fig. 9
1.
Release yourhand from the throttle control (Fig. 9).
Allow the engine to cool down byidling.
2. Put the On/Off Stop Control in the OFF (O) position
(Fig:
7).
OPERATING
THE EZ-LINK
TM
SYSTEM
2.
The EZ-LinM M system enables the use of these optional
Add-Ons:
Blower/Vacuum
Cultivator
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NOTE: Aligning the release button with the guide recess
will help installation (Fig. 10).
BV720r
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While firmly holding the add-on, push it straight into
the EZ-LinM M coupler (Fig. 11).
GC720r
Edger ..................................
Release Button
LE720r
Hedge Trimmer ..........................
Snow Thrower ...........................
HS720r
ST720r
Straight Shaft Trimmer ....................
Tree Pruner .............................
SS725r
TP720r
Turbo Blower ............................
TB720r
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EZ'Link
TM
Coupler....
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P'rlm_
' HOle
Upper Shaft Housing
WARNING:Read
and understand the
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operator's manual for each add:on prior to
Lower Shaft Housing
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Fig. 11
operation.
Removing the Cutting Attachment
or Add-Ons
1. Turn the knob counterclockwise
to loosen (Fig. 10).
2.
3.
CAUTION: Lock the release button in the I
primary hole and securely tighten the knob
Press and hold the release button (Fig. 10).
3. While firmly holding the upper shaft housing, pull
the cutting attachment or add-on straight out of the
EZ-LinM M coupler (Fig. 11).
WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury
and damage to the unit, shut offthe unit
before remov ng or nsta
Turn the knob clockwise to tighten (Fig. 12).
before operating this unit
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90° Edging Hole
(Trimmer Only)
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ng add,ons.
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Installing the Cutting
Attachment or Add-On
180° Edging Hole
(Trimmer Only)
NOTE: Place the unit on the ground or on a work bench
to make add-on installation or removal easier.
1. Turn knob counterclockwise
EZ-LinkTM Coupler
to loosen.
Release Button
L
Fig. 12
CAUTION: The cutting attachment and addons with the EZ-LinM M system are to be used in
the primary hole unless stated otherwise in the
specific add-ons operator's manual. Using the
wrong hole could lead to personal injury or
damage to the unit.
For edging (when using the line head cutting attachment
with EZ-Link TM models), lock the release button of the
cutting attachment into the 90 ° edging hole or the 180 °
edging hole (Fig. 12).
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HOLDING
THE TRIMMER
NOTE: Do not rest the Bump Head TM on the ground
while the unit is running.
WARNING: Always wear eye, hearing; foot
and body protection to reduce the risk of
injury when operating this unit.
Before operating the unit, stand in the operating position
(Fig. 13). Check for the following:
CAUTION: Do not remove or alter the line
cutting blade assembly. Excessive line length
will make the clutch overheat. This may lead to
serious personal injury or damage to the unit.
° The operator is wearing eye protection and proper
clothing
Some line breakage will occur from:
• With a slightly-bent right arm, the operator's
is holding the shaft grip
° Normal line fatigue
• The operator's
the J-handle
right hand
left arm is straight, the left hand holding
• Entanglement with foreign matter
° Attempting to cut thick, stalky weeds
° Forcing the line into objects such as walls or fence posts
° The unit is at waist level
TIPS FOR BEST TRIMMING
• The cutting attachment is parallel to the ground and
easily contacts the grass without the need to bend over
• Keep the cutting attachment parallel to the ground.
RESULTS
° Do not force the cutting attachment. Allow the tip of the
line to do the cutting, especially along walls. Cutting with
more than the tip will reduce cutting efficiency and may
overload the engine.
° Cut grass over 8 inches (200 mm) by working from top
to bottom in small increments to avoid premature line
wear or engine drag.
° Cut from right to left whenever possible. Cutting to the left
improves the unit's cutting efficiency. Clippings are
thrown away from the operator.
Fig. 13
ADJUSTING
TRIMMING
LINE LENGTH
The Bump Head TM cutting attachment allows you to
release trimming line without stopping the engine. To
release more line, lightly tap the cutting attachment on the
ground (Fig. 14) while operating the trimmer at high speed.
NOTE: Always keep the trimming line fully extended.
Line release becomes more difficult as cutting
line becomes shorter
° Slowly move the trimmer into and out of the cutting
area at the desired height. Move either in a forwardbackward or side-to-side motion. Cutting shorter
lengths produces the best results.
° Trim only when grass and weeds are dry.
° The life of your cutting line is dependent
upon;
° Adherence of the listed trimming techniques
° What vegetation is cut
° Where vegetation is cut
For example, the line will wear faster when trimming against
a foundation wall as opposed to trimming around a tree.
DECORATIVE
TRIMMING
Decorative trimming is accomplished by removing all
vegetation around trees, posts, fences, etc.
Rotate the whole unit so that the cutting attachment
a 30 ° angle to the ground (Fig. 15).
Fig. 14
Each time the head is bumped, about 1 inch (25.4 mm}
of trimming line releases. A blade in the cutting
attachment shield will cut the line to the proper length if
any excess line is released.
For best results, tap the bump knob on bare ground or
hard soil. If you attempt a line release in tall grass, the
engine may stall. Always keep the trimming line fully
extended. Line release becomes more difficult when the
cutting line gets shorter.
Fig. 15
is at
MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULE
NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and system may be
performed by any non-road engine repair
establishment, individual or authorized service
dealer.
Perform these required maintenance procedures at the
frequency stated in the table. These procedures should
also be a part of any seasonal tune-up.
NOTE: Some maintenance procedures may require
special tools or skills. If you are unsure about
these procedures take your unit to any non-road
engine repair establishment, individual or
authorized service dealer.
WARNING: To prevent serious inJury'never
perform maintenance or repairs with unit
running. Always service and repair a cool unit. I
Disconnect the spark plug wire to ensure that I
the unit cannot start. J
In order to assure peak performance of your engine,
inspection of the engine exhaust port may be necessary
after 50 hours of operation. If you notice lost RPM, poor
performance or general lack of acceleration, this service
may be required. If you feel your engine is in need of this
inspection, refer service to any non-road engine repair
establishment, individual or authorized service dealer for
repair. DO NOT attempt to perform this process yourself
as engine damage may result from contaminants
involved in the cleaning process for the port.
Before starting engine
Fill fuel tank with fresh fuel
Page 9
Every 10 hours
Clean and re-oil air filter
Page 16
....
Every zb nours
Check and clean spark arrestor
Check spark plug condition and gap
Page 17
Page 18
Every 50 hours
Inspect exhaust port and spark arrestor screen for clogging or
obstruction to assure maximum performance levels
LINE INSTALLATION
FOR THE SPEEDSPOOL
_
WARNING: Never use metal-rei nforced
line, wire, chain or ropel These can break
off and become dangerous
project les:
WARNING:Always
use the Correct line
length when installing trimming line on the
unit. The line may not release properly if the
line is too long.
J
Top View Of The SpeedSpoor
Always use Genuine Factory Parts TM 0.080 inch (2.03
mm) replacement line. Lines other than those specified
may make the engine overheat or fail.
There are two methods to replace the SpeedSpool ®
trimming line:
• Wind the inner reel with new line
• Install a pre-wound
Winding
Arrows
Outer Spool
inner reel
the Inner Reel With New Line
NOTE: It Is unnecessary to remove the bump knob to
install a new trimming line.
Inner Reel
1. Cut two pieces of 0.080 inch (2.03 mm) trimming
line, 10 feet (3 m) long.
2.
_
17
. _'age
Hold the outer spool and turn the inner reel
counterclockwise to line up the arrows on the outer
spool and inner reel (Fig. 16).
p Knob
Fig. 16
13
.
4.
Pull old line out of the line loading and line locking
holes (Fig. 17 and 18).
Insert a piece of trimming line straight into one of the
two eyelets in the outer spool. Push it up through the
line loading hole in the inner reel (Fig. 17). Do not
bend the line when inserting it into the eyelet.
7.
Repeat procedures 4-6 with the second piece of line.
8.
Hold the outer spool. Wind the inner reel
counterclockwise until approximately four (4) inches
(102 mm) of line remain (Fig. 20).
NOTE: Do not wind the inner reel before installing the
second piece of line.
Trimming Line
Eyelet
Line Loading Hole
Fig. 17
.
Insert the line into the locking hole (Fig. 18). Do not
push the line more than a 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) into the
line locking hole. The line will form a small loop
(Fig. 18) when it is inserted correctly.
9.
Fig. 20
If winding the line becomes difficult or if the line
jams, pull the ends of the line from the spool
(Fig. 21). Continue winding the inner reel
counterclockwise.
Fig. 21
Line Locking Hole
Fig. 18
.
Pull the line from the outer spool until the line is tight
against the inner reel (Fig. 19).
INSTALLING
1.
A PRE-WOUND
Turn the bump knob counterclockwise and remove
the bump knob, spring and foam seal (Fig. 22).
Bump Knob ---_
Foam Seal --_=
Fig. 19
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REEL
.
Pull the old inner reel with existing line from the outer
spool.
.
3. Insert the ends of the prewound inner reel line into
the outer spool eyelets (Fig. 23). Push the new inner
reel, arrow side up, into the outer spool.
Remove any existing line from the inner reel before
cleaning. Remove any debris or grass from the knob,
spring, inner reel and foam seal. Wash the inner reel
with warm soapy water (Fig. 25).
Inner Reel
Fig. 25
.
.
Fig. 23
Hold the inner reel in place and install the bump
knob, spring and foam seal. Press down and turn the
bump knob clockwise. Grasp the ends and pull
firmly to release the line from the holding slots in the
inner reel (Fig. 22).
Clean the shaft and the inner surface of the outer
spool. To clean the shaft underneath the plunger,
press down on the plunger (Fig. 26). Remove any dirt
or debris from the shaft.
Shaft
Releasing the Inner Reel
If the SpeedSpool ® does not release line correctly, pull
the ends of the line firmly from the spool (Fig. 21). If this
does not the release line, follow the Cleaning the
SpeedSpool _ instructions.
CLEANING
THE SPEEDSPOOL
®
Cleaning the SpeedSpool ® may be necessary if:
°
A jammed or excessive line must be removed
°
The SpeedSpool ® becomes difficult to wind or does
not operate correctly when bumping the head on the
ground
Fig. 26
NOTE: The inner reel must be totally dry before
reinstalling it into the outer spool. Do not lubricate
the inner reel or outer spool assembly.
6.
Place the inner reel into the outer spool.
1. Hold the outer spool, and unscrew the bump knob
counterclockwise (Fig. 24).
7.
Place the bump knob, spring and foam seal into the
inner reel (Fig. 22).
2.
8.
9.
Press the bump knob down and tighten clockwise.
Install new line as described in Line Installation for
the SpeedSpool e.
Pull out the bump knob, spring and foam seal (Fig. 22).
Replacement Line ........................
181472
Replacement Line Cartridge
181460
Inner Reel Spring
Fig. 24
3. Pull the inner reel with existing line from the outer
spool (Fig. 23).
................
........................
181465
Foam Seal ..............................
181467
Inner Reel ..............................
181464
Bump Head TM Assembly ...................
181468
These SpeedSpool c_replacement parts can be
purchased from your local authorized dealer.
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AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE
Removing
the Air Filter/Muffler
Cover
WARNING:To
avoid seriouspers0nalinjury, I
always turn your trimmer off and allow it to
coo before you c ean or service it.
1. Place the choke lever in the PARTIAL choke position (B).
NOTE: The choke lever must be in the PARTIAL choke
position (B) to remove the air filter/muffler cover.
2.
Remove the four (4) screws securing the air
filter/muffler cover (Fig. 27). Use a flat blade or
T-20 Torx bit screwdriver.
3. Pull the cover from the engine. Do not force.
ZZZI
ii
Choke
Fig. 28
IZ
Fig. 29
i
Lever
__]_
© I _L
Partia/Choke
Position (B)
/
Fig. 30
6.
/
Fig. 31
Replace the air filter inside the air filter/muffler cover
(Fig. 28).
NOTE: Operating the unit without the air filter and air
filter/muffler cover assembly will VOID the
warranty.
Fig. 27
Cleaning the Air Filter
Clean and re-oil the air filter every 10 hours of operation.
It is an important item to maintain. Failure to maintain the
air filter will VOID the warranty.
1.
2.
Remove air filter/muffler cover. Refer to Removing
the Air Filter/Muffler Cover.
Turn cover over and look inside to locate the air filter.
Remove the air filter from inside the air filter/muffler
cover (Fig. 28).
3. Wash the filter in detergent and water (Fig. 29). Rinse
the filter thoroughly. Squeeze out excess water. Allow
it to dry completely.
4.
Apply enough clean SAE 30 oil to lightly coat the filter
(Fig. 30).
5. Squeeze the filter to spread and remove excess oil
(Fig. 31).
16
Reinstalling the Air Filter/Muffler
Cover
1. Place the air filter/muffler cover over the back of the
carburetor and muffler. Align the screw holes.
NOTE: The choke lever must be in the PARTIAL choke
position (B) to install the air filter/muffler cover.
2.
Insert the four (4) screws into the holes in the air
filter/muffler cover (Fig. 27) and tigi_ten.
Do not over tighten.
SPARK ARRESTOR
1.
.
.
MAINTENANCE
Remove air filter/muffler cover. Refer to Removing
the Air Filter/Muffler Cover.
Spark
Arrestor
Bolts_
Locate muffler front and the two (2) bolts securing it
to the engine (Fig. 32). Remove the two (2) bolts
using a fiatblade screwdriver or 5/16-inch socket or
nut driver. Pull muffler off of the engine.
\
Exhaust
Gasket
\
\
Turn muffler over to the back side and locate the
exhaust gasket. Remove the muffler gasket from the
muffler (Fig. 32).
NOTE: If the exhaust gasket is torn or damaged, replace
it with a new gasket before reassembling muffler.
4.
Using a small flatblade screwdriver, carefully pry up
the spark arrestor from the recessed hole (Fig. 33).
Remove the spark arrestor from the muffler.
5. Clean the spark arrestor with a wire brush. Replace it
if it is damaged or if it is impossible to clean
thoroughly (Fig. 33).
6.
Reinstall the spark arrestor by pressing it into the
recessed hole on the muffler's back side. Make sure
it fits tightly against the muffler and is not raised up.
7.
Place the exhaust gasket against muffler's back side.
Align the gasket bolt holes with the bolt holes in the
muffler. While holding exhaust gasket in place, insert
the bolts into the muffler's front side (Fig. 32).
8.
9.
Muffler - Front Side
Muffler - Back Side
Fig. 32
Spark
Arrestor
Screwdriver
Place the muffler (with the exhaust gasket in place
and bolts inserted), against the engine, aligning the
bolt holes. Tighten the bolts to secure the muffler to
the engine.
If using a torque wrench, torque to:
80-90 in..Ib. (9-10.2 Nom)
Reinstall the air filter/muffler cover.
WARNING:If
the muffler is not tightened
securely, it could fall off causing damage to
the unit and possib e serious persona injury J
\
Spark Arrestor
[
Muffler - Back Side
Fig. 33
17
CARBURETOR
ADJUSTMENT
The idle speed of the engine is adjustable through the air
filter/muffler cover (Fig. 34).
NOTE: Careless adjustments can seriously damage your
unit. An authorized service dealer should make
carburetor adjustments.
Check
Fuel Mixture
Old and/or improperly mixed fuel is usually the reason
for improper unit performance. Drain and refill the tank
with fresh, properly-mixed fuel prior to making any
adjustments. Refer to Oil and Fuel Information.
Clean Air Filter
3.
If the cutting attachment rotates when the engine idles,
turn the idle speed screw counterclockwise
1/8 of a
turn at a time (as needed), to reduce idle speed.
Checking the fuel mixture, cleaning the air filter, and
adjusting the idle speed should solve most engine
problems. If not and all of the following are true:
° the engine will not idle
° the engine hesitates or stalls on acceleration
° there is a loss of engine power
Have the carburetor adjusted by an authorized service dealer.
The condition of the air filter is important to the operation
of the unit. A dirty air filter will restrict air flow and
change the air/fuel mixture. This is often mistaken for an
out of adjustment carburetor. Check the condition of the
air filter before adjusting the idle speed screw. Refer to
Air Filter Maintenance.
Adjust Idle Speed Screw
If, after checking the fuel mixture and cleaning the air
filter, the engine still will not idle, adjust the idle speeo
screw as follows:
1. Start the engine and let it run at a high idle for a
minute to warm up. Refer to Starting/Stopping
Instructions.
WARNING: The cutting attachment may spin
during idle speed adjustments. Wear
protective clothing and observe all safety
instructions to prevent serious personal injury.
2.
NOTE: The cutting attachment should not rotate when
the engine idles.
Release the throttle trigger and let the engine idle. If
the engine stops, insert a small phillips or flat blade
screwdriver into the hole in the air filter/muffler cover
(Fig. 34). Turn the idle speed screw in, clockwise,
1/8 of a turn at a time (as needed) until the engine
idles smoothly.
Idle Speed Screw
WARNING: To prevent serious personal
!
injury, make sure the cutting attachment
I
has stopped rotating before you turn it off
I
and set it down. J
REPLACING
THE SPARK PLUG
Use a Champion RDJ7Y spark plug, or equivalent. The
correct air gap is 0.020 inch (0.5 ram). Remove the plug
after every 25 hours of operation and check its condition.
1. Stop the engine and allow it to cool. Grasp the plug
wire firmly and pull it from the spark plug.
2.
.
Clean around the spark plug. Remove the spark plug
from the cylinder head by turning a 5/8-inch socket
counterclockwise.
Replace a cracked, fouled or dirty spark plug. Set
the air gap at 0.020 in. (0.5 ram) using a feeler gauge
(Fig. 35).
CAUTION: Do not sand blast, scrape or !
clean electrodes. Grit in the engine could
damage the cylinder.
4.
Install a correctly-gapped spark plug in the cylinder
head. Tighten by turning the 5/8-inch socket
clockwise until snug.
If using a torque wrench torque to:
110-120 in.,Ib. (12.3-13.5 Nora)
Do not over tighten.
Fig. 34
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CLEANING
TRANSPORTING
WARNING:To
avoid serious personalinjury,
always turn your trimmer off and allow it to
coo before you c ean or service it.
• Allow the engine to cool before transporting.
° Drain fuel from unit.
• Tighten fuel cap before transporting.
• Secure the unit while transporting.
Use a small brush to clean off the outside of the unit.
Do not use strong detergents. Household cleaners that
contain aromatic oils such as pine and lemon, and
solvents such as kerosene, can damage plastic housing
or handle. Wipe off any moisture with a soft cloth.
ACCESSORIES/REPLACEMENT
2-Cycle Oil .............................
Spark Plug ..............................
147543
610311
STORAGE
Spark Arrestor
182747
° Never store a fueled unit where fumes may reach an
open flame or spark.
Replacement Line ........................
181472
• Allow the engine to cool before storing.
Replacement Line Cartridge ................
Inner Reel Spring ........................
181460
181465
• Store the unit locked up to prevent unauthorized use
or damage.
Outer Spool .............................
Inner Reel ..............................
181457
181464
° Store the unit in a dry, well-ventilated
Bump Knob TM
181468
area.
• Store the unit out of the reach of children.
LONG TERM STORAGE
If you plan on storing the unit for an extended time, use
the following storage procedure:
1. Drain all fuel from the fuel tank into a container with
the same 2-cycle fuel mixture. Do not use fuel that
has been stored for more than 60 days. Dispose of
the old fuel/oil mix in accordance to Federal, State
and Local regulations.
.
Start the engine and allow it to run until it stalls. This
ensures that all fuel has been drained from the
carburetor.
.
Allow the engine to cool. Remove the spark plug and
put 1 oz. (30 ml) of any high quality motor oil or
2-cycle oil into the cylinder. Pull the starter rope
slowly to distribute the oil. Reinstall the spark plug.
...........................
...........................
PARTS
Fuel Cap ...............................
180000
Shoulder Strap
682075
..........................
For specific replacement parts, refer to the parts list
located on the inside back cover of this manual.
NOTE: Remove the spark plug and drain all of the oil
from the cylinder before attempting to start the
trimmer after storage.
.
Thoroughly clean the unit and inspect it for any loose
or damaged parts. Repair or replace damaged parts
and tighten loose screws, nuts or bolts. The unit is
ready for storage.
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CAUSE
ACTION
Empty fuel tank
Fill fuel tank with properly mixed fuel
Primer bulb wasn't pressed enough
Press primer bulb fully and slowly 10 times
Engine is flooded
Squeeze the trigger and pull the starter rope
Old or improperly mixed fuel
Drain gas tank and add fresh fuel mixture
Fouled spark plug
Replace or clean the spark plug
Plugged spark arrestor
Clean or replace spark arrestor
CAUSE
ACTION
Air filter is plugged
Replace or clean the air filter
Old or improperly mixed fuel
Drain gas tank and add fresh fuel mixture
Improper carburetor adjustment
Adjust according to the Carburetor Adjustments
CAUSE
section
ACTION
Old or improperly mixed fuel
Drain gas tank and add fresh fuel mixture
Improper carburetor adjustment
Take to an authorized service dealer for an adjustment
Cutting attachment bound with grass
Stop the engine and clean the cutting attachment
Dirty air filter
Clean or replace the air filter
Plugged spark arrestor
Clean or replace spark arrestor
CAUSE
ACTION
Old or improperly mixed fuel
Drain gas tank and add fresh fuel mixture
Improper carburetor adjustment
Take to an authorized service dealer for an adjustment
Fouled spark plug
Replace or clean the spark plug
Plugged spark arrestor
Clean or replace spark arrestor
=
CAUSE
ACTION
Cutting attachment bound with grass
Cutting attachment out of line
Stop the engine and clean cutting attachment
Refill with new line
Inner reel bound up
Replace the inner reel
Cutting head dirty
Clean inner reel and outer spool
Line welded
Disassemble, remove the welded section and rewind
Line twisted when refilled
Disassemble and rewind the line
Not enough line is exposed
Push the bump knob and pull out line until 4 inches
(102 mm) of line is outside of the cutting attachment
CAUSE
Oil, cleaner or lubricant in cutting head
ACTION
Clean and thoroughly dry the cutting head
If further assistance
2O
is required, contact
your authorized
service
dealer.
Engine Type ..........................................................................................................................................
Stroke ...................................................................................................................................................
Air-Cooled, 2-Cycle
1.25 in. (31.75 mm.)
Clutch Type .........................................................................................................................................................
Centrifugal
Displacement ............................................................................................................................................
1.9 cu in. (31 cc.)
Operating RPM ..................................................................................................................................................
7,200+ rpm
Idle Speed RPM ......................................................................................................................................
2,800 - 4,400 rpm
Ignition Type ..........................................................................................................................................................
Electronic
Ignition Switch ...................................................................................................................................................
Slide Switch
Spark Plug Gap ......................................................................................................................................
0.020 in. (0.5 mm.)
Lubrication ...................................................................................................................................................
Fuel/Oil Mixture
Fuel/Oil Ratio .................................................................................................................................................................
40:1
Carburetor .......................................................................................................................................
Diaphragm, All-Position
Starter ...............................................................................................................................................................
Auto Rewind
Muffler .....................................................................................................................................................
Baffled with Guard
Throttle ...............................................................................................................................................
Fuel Tank Capacity ...................................................................................................................................
Manual Spring Return
12 fi.oz. (355 ml.)
Drive Shaft Housing .........................................................................................................................
Steel Tube (EZ-Link TM)
Throttle Control ........................................................................................................................................
Finger-Tip Trigger
Approximate Unit Weight (No fuel, with cutting attachment, shield and J-handle) ..................................
12.5 Ibs. (5.7 kg.)
Cutting Mechanism ..................................................................................................
SpeedSpool Dual String Cutting Head
Shoulder Strap ........................................................................................................................................................
Optional
Line Spool Diameter ....................................................................................................................................
3 in. (76.2 mm.)
Trimming Line Diameter .......................................................................................................................
0.080 in. (2.03 mm.)
Cutting Path Diameter ..............................................................................................................................
17 in. (43.18 cm.)
*All specifications are based on the latest product information available at the time of printing. We reserve the right to
make changes at anytime without notice.
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EPA Emission Control Warranty Statement
Your Warranty Rights and Obligations
The Environmental Protection Agency and MTD SOUTHWEST INC (MTD) are pleased to explain the emission control
system warranty on your 2002 and later small off-road engine. New small off-road engines must be designed, built and
equipped to meet stringent anti-smog standards. MTD must warrant the emission control system on your small off-road
engine for the periods of time listed below provided there has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your
small off-road engine.
Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel-injected system, the ignition system, and
catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses, belts, connectors and other emission-related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, MTD will repair your small off-road engine at no cost to you including diagnosis,
parts and labor.
The 2002 and later small off-road engines are warranted for two years. If any emission-related
defective, the part will be repaired or replaced my MTD.
part on your engine is
Owners Warranty Responsibilities
• As the small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your
operator's manual. MTD recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your small off-road engine,
but MTD cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all
scheduled maintenance.
• As the small off-road engine owner, you however should be aware that MTD may deny you warranty coverage if your
small off-road engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved modifications.
• You are responsible for presenting your small off-road engine to a MTD Authorized Service Center as soon as a
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 rights and responsibilities,
you should call 1-800-345-8746.
Manufacturer's
Warranty Coverage
° The warranty period begins on the date the engine or equipment is delivered to the retail purchaser.
° The manufacturer warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser, that the engine is free from defects in
material and workmanship which cause the failure of a warranted part for a period of two years.
• Repair or replacement of warranted part will be performed at no charge to the owner at an Authorized MTD Service
Center. For the nearest location please contact MTD at: 1-800-345-8746.
• Any warranted part
for regular inspection
warranted part which
to the first scheduled
which is not
to the effect
is scheduled
replacement
scheduled for replacement, as required maintenance or which is scheduled for only
of "Repair or Replace as Necessary" is warranted for the warranty period. Any
for replacement as required maintenance will be warranted for the period of time up
point for that part.
• The owner will not be charged for diagnostic labor which leads to the determination
if the diagnostic work is performed at an Authorized MTD Service Center.
that a warranted part is defective,
° The manufacturer is liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part still
under warranty.
• Failures caused by abuse, neglect or improper maintenance are not covered under warranty.
° The use of add-on or modified parts can be grounds for disallowing a warranty claim. The manufacturer is not liable to
cover failures of warranted parts caused by the use of add-on or modified parts.
• In order to file a claim, go to your nearest Authorized MTD Service Center. Warranty services or repairs will be
provided at all Authorized MTD Service Centers.
• Any manufacturer approved replacement part may be used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or repair
of emission related parts and will be provided without charge to the owner. Any replacement part that is equivalent in
performance or durability may be used in non-warranty maintenance or repair and will not reduce the warranty
obligations of the manufacturer
• The following components are included in the emission related warranty of the engine, air filter, carburetor,
lines, fuel pick up/fuel filter, ignition module, spark plug and muffler.
primer, fuel
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ENGINE
PARTS
2-CYCLE
- RYOBI
725r
GAS TRIMMER
PPN - 41ED725A034
Item
1
Part No.
791-182059
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
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24
25
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27
28
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791-180350
791-180351
791-180226
791-182061
791-182070
791-182060
753-04333
791-610675
791-181860
791-181558
753-1196
791-684451
753-1208
753-04332
791-612134
753-04311
791-182438
791-181168
791-682039
791-145308
791-182064
791-182736
791-181065
753-04232
791-613102
791-611061
791-181441
791-181442
791-181079
E22
Description
Air Cleaner/Muffler Cover Assembly
(includes 2)
Air Cleaner Filter
Carburetor Mounting Screw Assembly
Wavey Washer
Choke Lever Assembly (includes 6)
Choke Knob and Screw
Choke Lever and Plate (includes 5)
Carburetor Assembly (includes 9 & 20)
Carburetor Gasket
Carb Mount Screw
Primer and Hose Assembly
Carb Mount Assembly (includes 10)
Reed Assembly
Carburetor Mount Gasket
Crank Case Service Assembly
Rear Mounting Pad
Fuel Tank Assembly (includes 18-20)
Fuel Cap Assembly
Fuel Return Line
Fuel Line Assembly
Front Mounting Pad
Shroud Extension and Stand
Flywheel Assembly
Spacer
Recoil Pulley Assembly
Recoil Spring
Rope Guide
Pulley Retainer Assembly
Switch Assembly
Pull Handle
Item
31
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Part No.
791-613103
791-181443
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
791-181862
791-182368
791-181445
791-153592
791-182797
791-181345
791-182519
791-180036
753-04324
791-610311
791-182066
791-182747
753-04159
791-147575
753-04323
753-1207
753-1197
791-182723
791-612468
753-04134
791-180602
791-181873
753-1209
753-04334
791-181599
Description
Rope
Starter Housing Assembly
(includes 25-31 & 38)
Housing Screw
Clutch Washer
Clutch Rotor Assembly
Clutch Drum Assembly
Clutch Cover Assembly
Screw
Anti-Rotation Screw
Wire Lead
Module Assembly
Spark Plug
Muffler Assembly (includes 44-46)
Spark Arrestor Screen
Exhaust Gasket
Muffler Mounting Bolt Assembly
Cylinder Assembly (includes 52)
Piston and Rod Assembly
Cylinder Gasket
Cylinder Bolt
Spring
Engine Gasket Kit
O.E.M. Carburetor Repair Kit (Walbro)
Gasket Diaphragm Repair Kit (Walbro)
Piston Ring
Short Block Assembly
(includes 10, 15, 42, 47-50)
Clutch Springs (Qty. 2)
Items Not Shown
BOOM & TRIMMER PARTS - RYOBI 725r
2-CYCLE GAS TRIMMER
PPN - 41ED725A034
®®
Item
1
Part No.
791 - 182808
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26
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33
34
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36
37
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791-610314
791-182385
791 - 182068
791 - 182309
791 - 180687
791-612831
791-612021
791-683295
791-181811
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Description
Throttle Housing & Trigger
Assembly (includes 2 & 3)
Throttle Trigger Spring
Throttle Trigger
Throttle Cable Assembly
Upper Drive Shaft Housing Assembly
J-Handle Assembly (includes 7 & 8)
Grip
Tube Closure
Handle Bracket Assembly (includes 10-15)
Screw
Upper Handle Clamp
Middle Handle Clamp
Lower Handle Clamp
Nut
Anti-Rotation Screw
Click-Link Coupler (includes 17-20)
Screw
Bolt
Adjustment Knob
Knob Retaining Nut
Lower Drive Shaft Housing Assembly
Lower Clamp Assembly
Lower Flexible Drive Shaft
Shield Mounting Screw
Bushing Housing Assembly
Anti-Rotation Screw
Shield and Blade Assembly (includes 29)
Blade Assembly
Outer Spool and Eyelet Assm w/Retainer
Retainer
Thrust Washer
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Small Spring
Slider
E-Clip
Spring
Plunger
C-Clip
Inner Reel
Large Spring
Foam Seal
Bump Head Knob Assembly w/Spring & Foam Seal
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791-181460
Reel and Line Assembly
791-682075 Shoulder Strap Assembly
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Items Not Shown
E23
MANUFACTURER'S
LIMITED WARRANTY FOR:
®
The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD LLC
("MTD") with respect with new merchandise purchased and
used in the United States, its possessions and territories.
MTD warrants this product against defects in material and
workmanship for a period of two (2) years commencing on the
date of original purchase and will, at its option, repair or
replace, free of charge, any part found to be defective in
material or workmanship. This limited warranty shall only
apply if this product has been operated and maintained in
accordance with the Operator's Manual furnished with the
product, and has not been subject to misuse, abuse,
commercial use, neglect, accident, improper maintenance,
alteration, vandalism, theft, fire, water or damage because of
other peril or natural disaster. Damage resulting from the
installation or use of any accessory or attachment not
approved by MTD for use with the product(s) covered by this
manual will void your warranty as to any resulting damage.
This warranty is limited to ninety (90) days from the date of
original retail purchase for any MTD product that is used for
rental or commercial purposes, or any other incomeproducing purpose.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE: Warranty service is available,
WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL
AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER. To locate the dealer in your
area, please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or contact
the Customer Service Department of MTD LLC by calling
1-800-345-8746 or writing to P.O. Box 361131, Cleveland
OH 44136-0019 or if in Canada call 1-800-668-1238. No
product returned directly to the factory will be accepted
unless prior written permission has been extended by the
Customer Service Department of MTD LLC.
This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the
following cases:
A. Tune-ups
Filters
- Spark Plugs, Carburetor
Bump
Starter
Adjustments,
B.
Wear itemsInner Reels,
Knobs, Outer Spools, Cutting
Pulley,Starter
Ropes, Drive
Line,
Belts
C.
MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or
exported outside of the United States of America, its
possessions and territories, except those sold through
MTD's authorized
channels
of export distribution.
MTD reserves the right to change or improve the design of
any RYOBI Product
without assuming
any obligation
to
modify any product previously manufactured.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR QUESTIONS
The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the
sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales. MTD
shall not be liable for incidental or consequential
loss or
damages
including,
without
limitation,
expenses
incurred
for substitute
or replacement
lawn care
services, for transportation
or for related expenses, or
for rental expenses to temporarily
replace a warranted
product. (Some states do not allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not
apply to you.)
In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the
amount
of the purchase
price of the product
sold.
Alteration of the safety features of the product shall void
this Warranty. You assume the risk and liability for loss,
damage,
or injury to you and your property
and/or to
others and their property arising out of the use or misuse or
inability to use the product.
This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than
the original purchaser,
original lessee or the person for
whom it was purchased as a gift.
How State Law Relates to this Warranty: This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
To locate your nearest service dealer dial 1-800-345-8746
in the United States or 1-800-668-1238
in Canada.
MTD LLC
P.O. Box 361131
Cleveland, OH 44136-0019
FOR FUTURE
CALL 1-800-345-8746
OR 1-800-668-1238
OPERATOR'S MANUAL PART NO. 769-00496
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
No implied warranty, including any implied warranty of
merchantability
or fitness
for a particular
purpose,
applies after the applicable
period of express written
warranty above as to the parts as identified. No other
express warranty or guaranty, whether written or oral,
except as mentioned
above, given by any person or
entity, including a dealer or retailer, with respect to any
product
shall bind MTD. During the period of the
Warranty, the exclusive remedy is repair or replacement
of the product as set forth above. (Some states do not
allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
the above limitation may not apply to you.)
REFERENCE.
IN U.S.
IN CANADA
12/02