Ryobi 705r Operator`s manual

705r – 725r
2-Cycle Gas Trimmer
OPERATOR’S MANUAL
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FOR QUESTIONS, CALL 1-800-345-8746 in U.S. or
1-800-265-6778 in CANADA
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IMPORTANT MANUAL
DO NOT THROW AWAY
INTRODUCTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THANK YOU
I.
California Emission Regulations . . . . . . . . 3
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-to-understand
operating instructions. Read the whole manual
and follow all the instructions to keep your new
outdoor power tool in top operating condition.
The other manual that came with your power
tool, the parts manual, contains all the
information that you need to order parts.
II.
Rules for Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8
A. Important Safty Information . . . . . . . .4-5
B. Safety and International Symbols . . .6-7
C. Know Your Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
PRODUCT REFERENCES,
ILLUSTRATIONS AND
SPECIFICATIONS
IV. Oil and Fuel Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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.
Copyright© 1998 Ryobi Outdoor Products, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Click-Link® and SpeedSpool® are registered
trademarks of Ryobi Outdoor Products.
Bump Head™ is a trademark of Ryobi Outdoor
Products.
SERVICE INFORMATION
Service on this unit both within and after the
warranty period should be performed only by
an authorized and approved service dealer.
Dial:
1-800-345-8746 in the United States or
1-800-265-6778 in Canada
to obtain the listing of the authorized service
dealer nearest you.
DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT TO THE
RETAILER.
III. Assembly Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
A. Installing and Adjusting D-Handle
(Model 705r) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
B. Installing and Adjusting J-Handle
(Model 725r) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
C. Installing Cutting Attachment Shield . 10
V.
Starting/Stopping Instructions . . . . . . . . 12
VI. Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15
A. Operating Click-Link System (725r) . . .13
B. Holding the Trimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
C. Adjusting Trimming Line Length . . . . .14
D. Tips for Best Trimming Results . . . . . .15
E. Decorative Trimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
F. Edging - Model 725r Only . . . . . . . . . .15
VII. Maintenance and Repair Instructions .15-21
A. Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . 15
B. Line Installation for the SpeedSpool . 16
C. Winding the Inner Reel with New Line 16
D. Installing a Prewound Reel . . . . . . . . . 17
E. Releasing the Inner Reel . . . . . . . . . . 17
F. Cleaning the SpeedSpool . . . . . . . 17-18
G. Air Filter/Muffler Cover Removal and
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
H. Air Filter Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
I. Carburetor Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . 20
J. Replacing the Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . 21
K. Accessories and replacement parts . . 21
VIII. Cleaning and Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
IX. Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
X.
Troubleshooting Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
NOTE: PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE
REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY
SERVICE.
XI. Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Make sure this manual is carefully read and
understood before starting or operating this
equipment.
CONTENTS OF CARTON
THIS PRODUCT IS COVERED BY ONE OR
MORE OF THE US PATENTS LISTED BELOW:
5,076,149; 4,901,682; 4,779,405; 4,651,422;
4,505,040; 4,463,498; 4,369,742; 4,342,236;
4,223,441; 2,125,688; D-249,012; D-239,329;
OTHER PATENTS PENDING.
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XII. Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-26
This unit should consist of the following:
• Model 705r or Model 725r Trimmer
D-Handle and Hardware (Model 705r)
J-Handle and Hardware (Model 725r)
String Guard and Hardware
• Bottle of 2-Cycle Oil
• Operator's Manual
• Parts Manual
• Product Registration Card
These items may be in the hardware bag or
assembled on your unit.
CALIFORNIA EMISSION REGULATIONS
This unit meets the 1995 to 1998 California emissions regulations for small off-road engines. These
units are identified by the label on the engine of your product. A typical identification label is shown.
To ensure that your unit continues to meet these regulations, refer to the following information and
instructions in this operator’s manual.
California Proposition 65 Warning:
WARNING
THE ENGINE EXHAUST FROM THIS
PRODUCT CONTAINS CHEMICALS
KNOWN TO THE STATE OF
CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER,
BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER
REPRODUCTIVE HARM.
SPARK ARRESTOR
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 states 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 grasscovered 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 not factory equipped with a spark arrestor. If these items are required in your area,
ask your LOCAL SERVICE dealer to install the Optional Accessory Part #180030 Spark Arrestor Kit.
WARNING!
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.
FOR QUESTIONS, CALL 1-800-345-8746 IN U.S. OR 1-800-265-6778 in CANADA
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
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.
SYMBOL
MEANING
SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL:
Indicates danger, warning, or
caution. Attention is required in
order to avoid serious personal
injury. May be used in conjunction
with other symbols or pictographs.
NOTE: Advises you of information or
instructions vital to the operation or
maintenance of the equipment.
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.
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.
CAUTION: Failure to obey a 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.
• IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION •
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
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 and teens under the age of 15 must
not use the unit, except for teens guided by
an adult.
• 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 the
cutting attachment shield is properly
attached, and positioned as recommended.
Failure to so can result in personal injury to
the operator and bystanders, as well as
damage to the unit.
• Use only 0.080 in (2.03 mm) diameter
genuine Ryobi replacement line. Never use
metal-reinforced line, wire, or rope, etc..
These can break off and become a
dangerous projectile.
• Be aware of the risk of injury to the head,
hands and feet.
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• Clear the area to be cut before each use.
Remove all such objects such as rocks,
broken glass, nails, wire, or string which can
be thrown or become entangled in the
cutting attachment. Clear the area of
children, bystanders, and pets. At a
minimum, keep all children, bystanders and
pets outside a 50 ft. (15m.) radius; there still
may be a risk to bystanders from thrown
objects. Bystanders should be encouraged
to wear eye protection. If you are
approached, stop the engine and cutting
attachment immediately.
• Squeeze the throttle control and check that it
returns automatically to the neutral position.
Make all adjustments or repairs before using
unit.
• 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.
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.
RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
• Always stop the engine and allow it to cool
before filling the fuel tank. Never remove the
cap of the fuel tank, 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.
• Mix and add fuel in a clean, well-ventilated
area outdoors where there are no sparks or
flames. Slowly remove the fuel cap only after
stopping engine. 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 ft. (9.1 m) from the
fueling source and site before starting the
engine. Do not smoke, keep sparks and
open flames 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 kill. Operate this unit only in a well
ventilated area outdoors.
• Wear safety glasses or goggles that are
marked as meeting ANSI Z87.1-1989
standards, and ear/hearing protection when
operating this unit. Wear a face or dust mask
if the operation is dusty. Long sleeve shirts
are recommended.
• Wear heavy, long pants, boots and gloves.
Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, short
pants, sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair
above shoulder level.
• 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 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 handle to your size 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.
• 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. See
Starting/Stopping Instructions.
• Use the right tool. Only use this tool for the
purpose intended.
• Do not overreach. Always keep proper
footing and balance.
• Always hold the unit with both hands when
operating. Keep a firm grip on both the front
and rear handle 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 is
rotating.
• Do not touch the engine or muffler. These
parts get extremely hot from operation.
When turned off they remain hot for a
short time.
• 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 and switch the engine to off for
maintenance, repair, or for changing the
cutting attachment or other attachments.
• Use only genuine Ryobi replacement parts
when servicing this unit. These parts are
available from your authorized service
dealer. Do not use parts, accessories or
attachments not authorized by Ryobi for this
unit. Doing so 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 faulty muffler
and spark arrestor, keep the engine and
muffler free from grass, leaves, excessive
grease or carbon build up.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
OTHER SAFETY WARNINGS
• Never store the unit, with fuel in the tank,
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 locked up and dry or high
and dry place 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
SAFETY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS
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
• SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL
Indicates danger, warning, or 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.
• FOR SERVICE INFORMATION, CALL:
USA: 1-800-345-8746
CANADA: 1-800-265-6778
• WEAR EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION
WARNING: Thrown objects and loud noise can cause severe
eye injury and hearing loss. Wear eye and ear protection when
operating this unit.
• KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY
WARNING: Keep all bystanders, especially children and pets,
at least 50 feet (15 m.) from the trimming area.
• PRIMER BULB
Push primer bulb, fully and slowly, 5 to 7 times.
• UNLEADED FUEL
Always use clean, fresh unleaded fuel.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
SYMBOL
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 BLADE
WARNING: There is a sharp blade on the cutting attachment
shield. To prevent serious injury, do not touch blade.
• DO NOT USE BLADES
WARNING: To prevent serious injury, do not attach or operate
the unit with any type of blade.
• INDICATES OIL
Refer to operator's manual for the proper type of oil.
• CHOKE CONTROL
A •
B •
C •
FULL CHOKE position.
PARTIAL CHOKE position.
RUN position.
WARNING: The operation of any power tool can lead to foreign objects
being thrown into your eyes. This can lead to severe eye damage. Before
commencing power tool operation, always wear safety goggles or safety
glasses with side shields and a full face shield when needed.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
KNOW YOUR UNIT
Fuel
Cap
On/Off Stop Control
Starter Rope
Muffler
Shaft Grip
Spark Plug
Throttle Control
D-handle
(705r)
J-handle
(725r)
Choke
Lever
Handle
Harware
Power Head
Shaft Housing
Click-Link
(725r Only)
Primer Bulb
Air filter/Muffler Cover
Line Cutting Blade
Cutting Attachment Shield
APPLICATION
Cutting Attachment
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Use this unit for;
• Cutting grass and light weeds.
• Decorative trimming around trees, fences, etc.
Other accessories may be used with the 725r. See
list of add-ons on page 13.
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLING AND ADJUSTING THE
D-HANDLE - MODEL 705r
Grip
1. Push the D-handle down onto the shaft
housing so that the handle slants to the
powerhead (Fig. 1). The squared bolt hole in
the handle is to the right.
Wing
Nut
Bolt
Washer
Fig. 3
INSTALLING AND ADJUSTING THE
J-HANDLE - MODEL 725r
1. Place the J-handle between the top and
middle clamp pieces (Fig. 4).
Fig. 1
2. Insert the shoulder bolt and washer into the
squared hole in the handle. Screw the wing
nut onto the bolt.
3. Rotate the D-handle to place the grip above
the top of the shaft housing.
4. While holding the unit in the operating
position (Fig. 2), position the D-handle to the
location that provides you the best grip, and
tighten the wing nut (Fig. 3).
Model 705r
J-Handle
(4) Screws
Top Clamp
Middle Clamp
Bottom Clamp
Nuts
Fig. 4
2. Install, one at a time, the four (4) screws and
four (4) hex nuts through the top, middle and
bottom clamps with a large Phillips
screwdriver. Do not tighten until you make
the handle adjustment.
Fig. 2
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
3. Slide the J-handle out until the arrow/white
line on the decal touches the clamp
assembly (Fig. 5).
INSTALLING THE CUTTING
ATTACHMENT SHIELD
Use the following instructions if the cutting
attachment shield on your unit is not installed.
WARNING: Never operate the
trimmer without the cutting
attachment shield in place to prevent
serious personal injury.
Decal
1. Place the cutting attachment shield onto the
shaft housing above the clamp assembly, so
that the shield is in front of the cutting
attachment (Fig. 7).
Fig. 5
4. While holding the unit in the operating
position (Fig. 6), position the J-handle to the
location that provides you the best grip.
Shaft Housing
Model 725r
Fig. 6
5. Tighten the clamp screws evenly until the
J-handle is secure.
Fig. 7
2. Push the cutting attachment shield down to
the top of the cutting attachment assembly.
Rotate the cutting attachment shield so that
it points to the engine, and the holes in the
cutting attachment shield line up with the
holes in the top of the cutting attachment
assembly (Fig. 8).
3. Install the four (4) screws with a small Phillips
screwdriver (Fig. 8).
Screw
Cutting Attachment Shield
Cutting Attachment
Fig. 8
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OIL AND FUEL INFORMATION
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).
Using Blended Fuels
If you choose to use a blended fuel, or its use is
unavoidable, follow recommended precautions.
• Always use fresh fuel mix per your operator's
manual.
• Use the fuel additive STA-BIL® or an
equivalent.
• Always agitate the fuel mix before fueling the
unit.
• Drain the tank and run the engine dry before
storing the unit.
Using Fuel Additives
The use of fuel additive, such as STA-BIL® Gas
Stabilizer or an equivalent, will inhibit corrosion
and minimize the formation of gum deposits.
Add 0.8 oz. (23 ml.) per gallon of fuel per
instructions on container. NEVER add fuel
additives directly to the unit's fuel tank. Using a
fuel additive can keep fuel for up to six (6)
months.
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
fuel can severely damage the
engine.
Thoroughly mix the proper
ratio of 2-cycle engine oil with
unleaded gasoline in a separate
fuel can. Use a 32:1 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 4 oz.
(120 ml.) bottle of RYOBI OIL makes
a 32:1 fuel/oil ratio.
+
UNLEADED
GAS
1 U.S. GALLON
(3.8 liters)
1 LITER
RYOBI OIL
+
+
4.0 fl. oz.
(120 ml)
30 ml
MIXING RATIO - 32:1
WARNING: Gasoline is extremely
flammable. Ignited Vapors may
explode. Always stop the engine and
allow it to cool before filling the fuel
tank. Do not smoke while filling the
tank. Keep sparks and open flames
at a distance from the area.
WARNING: Remove fuel cap slowly
to avoid injury from fuel spray. Never
operate the unit without the fuel cap
securely in place.
WARNING: Add fuel in a clean, well
ventilated area outdoors. Wipe up
any spilled fuel immediately. Avoid
creating a source of ignition for spilt
fuel. Do not start the engine until fuel
vapors dissipate.
NOTE: Dispose of the old fuel/oil mix in
accordance to Federal, State, and
Local regulations.
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STARTING/STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
STARTING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Avoid accidental
starting. Be in the starting position
when pulling the starter rope
(Fig. 11). The operator and unit must
be in a stable position while starting
to avoid serious personal injury.
1. Mix gas with oil. Fill fuel tank with fuel/oil
mixture. See Oil and Fuel Mixing
Instructions Pg. 11.
2. Put the On/Off Stop Control in the ON
position (Fig. 9).
ON/OFF STOP
CONTROL
5. With the unit on the ground, squeeze the
throttle control and pull starter rope briskly
(Fig. 11). Continue pulling until the engine
sounds as though it wants to run (normally
2 to 5 pulls).
NOTE: Squeeze the throttle control until the
engine has started and warmed up.
6. Place the choke lever in the PARTIAL choke
position (B) (Fig. 10).
7. Pull starter rope briskly 1 to 3 times to start
the engine (Fig. 11).
Starter Rope
Throttle Control
Fig. 9
3. Fully press and release primer bulb 5 to 7
times. Fuel should be visible in the bulb
(Fig. 10).
Partial Choke
Position (B)
Full Choke
Position (A)
Run
Position (C)
Choke Lever
Primer Bulb
Fig. 11
8. If the engine does not start, repeat steps
4 through 7.
NOTE: If the engine floods while trying to
start, place the choke lever in the
RUN position (C). Squeeze the throttle
control. Pull the starter rope briskly.
The engine should start within three (3)
to eight (8) pulls.
9. Squeeze the throttle control to warm up
engine for 5 to 10 seconds. Place the choke
lever in the RUN position (C) (Fig. 10).
NOTE: Choking is unnecessary when starting
a warm engine. Put the On/Off Stop
Control in the ON position (Fig. 9), and
start in PARTIAL Choke position (B)
(Fig. 10).
WARNING: Operate this unit only
in a well ventilated area outdoors.
Carbon monoxide exhaust fumes
can be lethal in a confined area.
STOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
Fig. 10
4. Place the choke lever in the FULL choke
position (A) (Fig. 10).
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1. Release your hand from the throttle control
(Fig. 11). Allow the engine to cool down
by idling.
2. Put the On/Off Stop Control in the STOP
position (Fig. 9).
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING THE CLICK-LINK®
SYSTEM - MODEL 725r
The model 725r Click-Link® system enables the
use of these optional add-ons.
Blower/Vacuum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BV720r
Cultivator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GC720r
Edger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LE720r
Hedgetrimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HS720r
Snowthrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ST720r
Straight Shaft Trimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . SS725r
Sweeper/Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SB720r
Tree Pruner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TP720r
Turbo Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TB720r
WARNING: Read and understand
operator’s manual for add-on prior to
operation.
Installing an Add-On:
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, shut unit off before
removing or installing add-ons.
To change from one add-on to another
Click-Link® Primary Hole
Upper Shaft
Housing
Release Button
Lower Shaft
Housing
Fig. 13
3. Tighten the knob securely clockwise
(Fig. 14).
CAUTION: Add-ons, 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.
90˚ Edging Hole
NOTE: To make installing or removing the
add-on easier, place the unit on the
ground or on a work bench.
1. Loosen the knob counterclockwise (Fig. 12).
Click-Link®
Knob
Release Button
Washer
180˚ Edging Hole
Fig. 14
Removing an Add-On:
Knob
Guide Recess
Fig. 12
2. While firmly holding the add-on, push
straight into the Click-Link® shaft (Fig. 13).
NOTE: Aligning the release button with the
guide recess will help installation
(Fig. 12).
CAUTION: Lock the release button
in the primary hole and securely
tighten the knob before operating
this unit.
1. Loosen the knob counterclockwise (Fig. 12).
2. Press and hold the release button (Fig. 12).
3. While firmly holding the upper shaft housing,
pull the add-on straight out of the
Click-Link® (Fig. 13).
Basic Trimming or Using Other RYOBI
Add-Ons:
Lock the release button in the Primary Hole in
the Click-Link® (Fig. 13).
Edging with the Cutting Attachment
Lock the release button in the 90˚ Edging Hole
or the 180˚ Edging Hole in the
Click-Link® (Fig. 14).
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
HOLDING THE TRIMMER
ADJUSTING TRIMMING LINE LENGTH
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 (Figs. 15 and 16). Check for the
following:
• The operator is wearing eye protection and
proper clothing.
• The right arm is slightly bent, and the hand is
holding the shaft grip.
• The left arm is straight, and the hand is
holding the handle.
• The unit is below waist level.
• The cutting attachment is parallel to the
ground and easily contacts the vegitation to
be cut without the operator having to bend
over.
The Bump Head™ 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. 17)
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.
Model 705r
Fig. 17
Each time the head is bumped, about 1 in.
(25.4 mm.) of trimming line is released. A blade
in the cutting attachment shield will cut the line
to the proper length if excess line is released.
For best results, tap the Bump Head™ on bare
ground or hard soil. If line release is attempted
in tall grass, the engine may stall. Always keep
the trimming line fully extended. Line release
becomes more difficult as the cutting line
becomes shorter.
NOTE: Do not rest the Bump Head™ on
the ground.
Fig. 15
Model 725r
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.
Some line breakage will occur from:
• Entanglement with foreign matter
• Normal line fatigue
• Attempting to cut thick, stalky weeds
• Forcing the line into objects such as walls or
fence posts
Fig. 16
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TIPS FOR BEST TRIMMING RESULTS
DECORATIVE TRIMMING
• The correct angle for the cutting attachment
is parallel to the ground.
• 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 motor.
• Cut grass over 8 in. (200 mm.) by working
from top to bottom in small increments to
avoid premature line wear or motor 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.
• Slowly move the trimmer into and out of the
cutting area at the desired height. Move
either in a forward-backward 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;
• Following the previous trimming
techniques
• What vegitation is being cut
• Where it’s being cut
Decorative trimming is accomplished by
removing all vegetation around trees, posts,
fences, etc.
Rotate the whole unit so that the cutting
attachment is at a 30° angle to the ground
(Fig. 18).
Fig. 18
EDGING - MODEL 725r ONLY
For edging with the cutting attachment on
Model 725r lock the release button into the
90° edging hole or 180° edging hole
(Fig. 14, Pg. 13).
For example, the line will wear faster when
trimming against a foundation wall as opposed
to trimming around a tree.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: Some maintenance procedures may
require special tools or skills. If you
are unsure about these procedures
take your unit to an authorized service
dealer.
WARNING: Never do maintenance
or repairs with unit running. Always
do maintenance and repairs on a
cool unit. Disconnect spark plug wire
to ensure the unit will not start.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
These required maintenance procedures should
be performed at the frequency stated in the
table. They should also be included as part of
any seasonal tune-up.
FREQUENCY
MAINTENANCE REQUIRED
REFER TO:
Daily or Before
Starting Engine
Fill fuel tank with correct oil and fuel fixture.
Page 11
Every 10 Hours
Clean and re-oil air filter.
Page 19
Every 50 Hours
Check spark plug condition and gap.
Page 21
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
LINE INSTALLATION FOR THE
SPEEDSPOOL®
Trimming Line
Always use genuine Ryobi 0.080 in. (2.03 mm.)
replacement line. Larger line may make the
motor overheat or fail.
Eyelet
WARNING: Do not use metal
reinforced line.
There are two methods to replace the
SpeedSpool® trimming line.
Line Loading Hole
• Wind the inner reel with new line
• Install a prewound inner reel
Winding the Inner Reel With New Line
NOTE: It Is unnecessary to remove the bump
knob to install new trimming line.
1. Before installing new trimming line in the
existing inner reel, pull old line out of
the line loading and line locking holes
(Figs. 20 and 21).
2. Cut two pieces of 0.080 in. (2.03 mm.)
trimming line, 10 feet (3 m.) long.
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.
3. Line up the arrow on the inner reel with the
arrow on the outer spool (Fig. 19).
Fig. 20
5. Insert the line into the locking hole (Fig. 21).
Do not push the line more than 1/2 inch
(12.7 mm.) into the line locking hole. When
inserted correctly the line will form a small
loop (Fig. 21).
Line Locking Hole
Fig. 21
6. Pull the line from the outer spool until the line
is tight against the inner reel (Fig. 22).
Top View Of The SpeedSpool®
Outer Spool
Inner Reel
Arrows
Bump Knob
Fig. 19
4. Insert a piece of trimming line into one of the
two eyelets in the outer spool. Push it up
through the line loading hole in the inner reel
(Fig. 20). Do not bend the line when inserting
it into the eyelet.
Fig. 22
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. 23).
NOTE: Do not wind the inner reel before
installing the second piece of line.
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
Fig. 23
9. If winding the line becomes difficult or the
line jams, pull the ends of the line from the
spool. Continue winding the inner reel
counterclockwise (Fig. 24).
Fig. 26
4. Hold the inner reel in place and install the
bump knob, spring and foam seal by
pressing down and turning the bump knob
clockwise. Grasp the ends and pull firmly to
release the line from the holding slots in the
inner reel. (Fig. 24).
Releasing the Inner Reel
If the SpeedSpool® does not release line
correctly, pull the ends of the line firmly from
the spool (Fig. 24). If this does not release line,
follow the Cleaning the SpeedSpool®
instructions below.
Cleaning the SpeedSpool®
Fig. 24
Installing a Prewound Inner reel
1. Remove the bump knob, spring, and foam
seal by turning the Bump Knob
counterclockwise (Fig. 25).
Bump Knob
Cleaning the SpeedSpool® may be necessary,
• To remove jammed or excess line,
• If the SpeedSpool® becomes difficult to
wind or does not operate correctly when
bumping the head on the ground,
1. Hold the outer spool, and unscrew the bump
knob counterclockwise (Fig. 27).
Foam Seal
Spring
Inner Reel
Fig. 25
2. Pull the old inner reel with existing line from
the outer spool.
3. Insert the trimming line ends of the new inner
reel into the outer spool eyelets (Fig. 26).
Push the new inner reel, arrow side up, into
the outer spool.
Fig. 27
2. Pull out the bump knob, spring, and foam
seal (Fig. 25).
3. Pull the inner reel with existing line from the
outer spool (Fig. 19).
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
4. 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. 28).
AIR FILTER/MUFFLER COVER
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Removing the Air Filter/Muffler Cover
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, always turn your
trimmer off and allow it to cool
before you clean or do any
maintenance on it.
Inner Reel
1. Place the choke lever in the PARTIAL choke
position (B).
Fig. 28
5. Clean the shaft and the inner surface of the
outer spool. To clean the shaft underneath
the plunger, press down on the plunger
(Fig. 29). Remove any dirt or debris from the
shaft.
NOTE: The choke lever must be in the
PARTIAL choke position (B) (Fig. 30)
to remove the Air filter/Muffler cover.
2. Remove the four (4) screws securing the air
filter/muffler cover (Fig. 30). Use a flat blade
or #20 Torx bit screwdriver. Pull the cover
from the engine. Do not force.
Choke Lever
Partial Choke
Position (B)
Shaft
Plunger
Screw
Screw
Fig. 30
Fig. 29
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 in the outer spool.
7. Place the bump knob, spring, and foam seal
in the outer spool (Fig. 25).
8. Tighten the bump knob by pressing down
and turning clockwise.
9. Install new line as described in Line
Installation for the SpeedSpool® Pg. 16.
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Reinstalling the Airfilter/Muffler Cover
1. Place the Air filter/Muffler cover over
the back of the carburetor and muffler.
NOTE: The choke lever must be in the
PARTIAL choke position (B) (Fig. 30)
to install the Air filter/Muffler cover.
2. Insert the four (4) screws into the holes in the
Air filter/Muffler cover and tighten. Do not
over tighten.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
AIR FILTER MAINTENANCE
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, always turn your
trimmer off and allow it to cool
before you clean or do any
maintenance on it.
Clean and re-oil the air filter every 10 hours of
operation. It is one of the important items to
maintain. Not maintaining the air filter will void
the warranty.
1. Remove air filter/muffler cover. See
Air filter/Muffler Cover Removal and
Installation section, Pg. 18.
2. Remove the air filter from behind the
air filter/muffler cover (Fig. 31).
4. Apply enough clean SAE 30 oil to lightly coat
the filter (Fig. 33).
Fig. 33
5. Squeeze the filter to spread and remove
excess oil (Fig. 34).
Air Filter
Fig. 31
3. Wash the filter in detergent and water
(Fig. 32). Rinse the filter thoroughly. Squeeze
out excess water. Allow it to dry completely.
Fig. 34
6. Replace the air filter in the air filter/muffler
cover (Fig. 31).
7. Reinstall the air filter/muffler cover, and
screws (Fig. 30). See Air filter/Muffler Cover
Removal and Installation section, Pg. 18.
NOTE: Operating the unit without the air filter
and air filter/muffler cover assembly,
will VOID the warranty.
Fig. 32
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MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
Idle Speed Screw
The factory carefully calibrated the carburetor.
It seldom needs further adjustment.
Careless adjustments can seriously damage
your unit. An authorized service dealer must
make carburetor adjustments.
Check Fuel Mixture
Old and/or improperly mixed fuel is usually the
reason for the unit not running properly. Drain
and refill the tank with fresh, properly mixed fuel
prior to making any adjustments. Refer to
Oil and Fuel Information Pg. 11.
Clean Air Filter
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 Pg. 18.
Adjust Idle Speed Screw
WARNING: The cutting attachment
may be spinning during carburetor
adjustments. Wear protective
clothing and observe all safety
instructions to prevent serious
personal injury.
If after checking the fuel mixture and cleaning
the air filter the engine still doesn’t idle, adjust
the idle speed screw as follows.
1. Start the engine and let it run at a high idle
for a minute to warm up.
2. 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. 35). Turn the
idle speed screw in, clockwise, 1/8 of a turn
at a time (as needed) until the engine idles
smoothly.
20
Fig. 35
NOTE: The SpeedSpool® cutting attachment
should not rotate when the engine
idles.
3. If the SpeedSpool® 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 screw should solve
most engine problems.
If not and:
• 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.
WARNING: When the unit is turned
off make sure the cutting attachment
has stopped before the unit is set
down to prevent serious personal
injury.
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
REPLACING THE SPARK PLUG
Use a Champion RDJ7Y spark plug
(or equivalent). The correct air gap is 0.020 in.
(0.5 mm.). Remove the plug after every 50 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 in. socket counterclockwise.
ACCESSORIES/REPLACEMENT
PARTS
2-Cycle Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spark Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Line Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . .
Inner Reel Spring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bump Head Knob Assembly. . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Cap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shoulder Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
147543
610311
181472
181460
181465
181468
180000
682075
3. Replace cracked, fouled or dirty spark plug.
Set the air gap at 0.020 in. (0.5 mm.) using a
feeler gauge (Fig. 36).
CAUTION: Do not sand blast,
scrape, or clean electrodes. Grit in
the engine could damage the
cylinder.
4. Install a correctly gaped spark plug in the
cylinder head by turning the socket
clockwise until snug. Do not over tighten.
Torque to 110-120 in.•lb. (12.3-13.5 N•m).
0.020 in
(0.5 mm)
Fig. 36
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CLEANING AND STORAGE
CLEANING
WARNING: To avoid serious
personal injury, always turn your
trimmer off and allow it to cool
before you clean or do any
maintenance on it.
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.
STORAGE
• Never store the unit with fuel in the tank
where fumes may reach an open flame or
spark.
• Allow the engine to cool before storing.
• Store the unit locked up to prevent
unauthorized use or damage.
• Store the unit in a dry, well ventilated area.
• Store the unit out of the reach of children.
LONG TERM STORAGE
If the unit will be stored for an extended time,
use the following storage procedure.
1. Drain all fuel from the fuel tank and drain 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.
2. Start the engine and allow it to run until it
stalls. This ensures that all fuel has been
drained from the carburetor.
3. 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.
NOTE: Remove the spark plug and drain all
of the oil from the cylinder before
attempting to start the trimmer after
storage.
4. Thoroughly clean the unit and inspect 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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TRANSPORTING
• Allow the engine to cool before transporting.
• Secure the unit while transporting.
• Tighten fuel cap before transporting.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Engine will not start
CAUSE
ACTION
Ignition switch is OFF
Turn switch to ON
Empty fuel tank
Fill fuel tank
Primer bulb wasn't pressed
enough
Press primer bulb fully and slowly
5-7 times
Engine flooded
Use starting procedure with choke
lever in the RUN position Pg. 12
Old or Improperly Mixed Fuel
Drain fuel tank / Add fresh fuel
mixture
Fouled spark plug
Replace or clean the spark plug
Air Filter is Plugged
Replace or clean the air filter
Old or Improperly Mixed Fuel
Drain fuel tank / Add fresh fuel
mixture
Low idle speed
Improper carburetor
adjustment
Adjust per instruction Pg. 20
Engine will not accelerate
Old or Improperly Mixed Fuel
Drain fuel tank / Add fresh fuel
mixture
Improper carburetor
adjustment
Take to an authorized service
dealer for carburetor adjustment
Cutting head bound with grass
Stop the engine and clean the
cutting attachment
Dirty air filter
Clean or replace the air filter
Old or Improperly Mixed Fuel
Drain fuel tank / Add fresh fuel
mixture
Improper carburetor
adjustment
Take to an authorized service
dealer for carburetor adjustment
Cutting head bound with grass
Stop the engine and clean cutting
attachment
Cutting head out of line
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 the line
Line twisted when refilled
Disassemble and rewind the line
Not enough line is exposed
Push the Bump Knob and pull out
line until 4 in. (102 mm.) of line is
outside of the cutting attachment
Oil in cutting head
Clean the cutting attachment
Engine will not idle
Engine lacks power or
stalls when cutting
Cutting head will not
advance line
Cutting line advances
uncontrollably
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SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Engine Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Air-Cooled, 2-Cycle
Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.25 in. (31.75 mm.)
Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.9 cu in. (31 cc.)
Clutch Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Centrifugal
Operating RPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,000-8,300 rpm
Idle Speed RPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,800-3,300 rpm
Ignition Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electronic
Ignition Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toggle Switch
Spark Plug Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.020 in. (0.5 mm.)
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel/Oil Mixture
Fuel/Oil Ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32:1
Carburetor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diaphragm, All-Position
Starter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto Rewind
Muffler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baffled with Guard
Throttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manual Spring Return
Fuel Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 oz. (530 ml.)
Fuel Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HD Polyethylene
DRIVE SHAFT & STRING HEAD
Drive Shaft Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steel Tube
Throttle Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finger-Tip Trigger
Unit Weight (No fuel, with string cutting head, string guard and loop handle) . . . . . . 12.25 lbs. (5.6 kg.)
Cutting Mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bump Head
Shoulder Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Optional
Line Spool Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.2 mm (3 in)
Trimming Line Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.080 in (2.03 mm.)
Cutting Path Diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 in. (38.1 cm)
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CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The California Air Resources Board and Ryobi
Outdoor Products (ROP), are pleased to explain
the emission control system warranty on your
1995 and later small off-road engine. In
California, new small off-road engines must
be designed, built and equipped to meet the
State's stringent anti-smog standards. ROP
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 injection system,
the ignition system, and catalytic converter. Also
included may be hoses, belts, connectors and
other emission-related assemblies.
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 Ryobi Service Center. For the
nearest location, please contact Ryobi at:
1-800-345-8746.
•
Any warranted part which is not scheduled for
replacement, as required maintenance which
is scheduled only for regular inspection to the
effect of "Repair or replace as necessary" is
warranted for the warranty period. Any
warranted part which is scheduled for
replacement as required maintenance will be
warranted for the period of time up to the first
scheduled replacement point for that part.
•
The owner will not be charged for diagnostic
labor which leads to the determination that a
warranted part is defective, if the diagnostic
work is performed at an Authorized Ryobi
Service Center.
•
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 or
warranted parts caused by the use of add-on
or modified parts.
•
In order to file a claim, go to your nearest
Authorized Ryobi Service Center. Warranty
services or repairs will be provided at all
Authorized Ryobi 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, primer, fuel lines, fuel pick
up/fuel filter, ignition module, spark plug and
muffler.
Where a warrantable condition exists, ROP will
repair your small off-road engine at no cost to
you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
The 1995 and later small off-road engines are
warranted for two years. If any emission-related
part on your engine is defective, the part will
be repaired or replaced by ROP.
OWNER'S 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. ROP recommends that
you retain all receipts covering maintenance
on your small off-road engine, but ROP
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
should however be aware that ROP 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 Ryobi 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.
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LIMITED TWO-YEAR WARRANTY
RYOBI OUTDOOR PRODUCTS warrants each new
RYOBI Product for two (2) years according to the
following terms.
This warranty extends to the original retail purchaser
only and commences on the date of original retail
purchase.
Any part of the RYOBI Product manufactured or
supplied by RYOBI and found in the reasonable
judgement of RYOBI to be defective in material or
workmanship will be repaired or replaced by an
authorized RYOBI service dealer without charge
for parts and labor.
The RYOBI Product including any defective part
must be returned to an authorized service dealer
within the warranty period. The expense of delivering
the RYOBI Product to the dealer for warranty work
and the expense of returning it back to the owner
after repair or replacement will be paid for by the
owner. RYOBI’s responsibility in respect to claims is
limited to making the required repairs or replacements
and no claim of breach of warranty shall be cause
for cancellation or rescission of the contract of sale
of any RYOBI Product. Proof of purchase will be
required by the dealer to substantiate any warranty
claim. All warranty work must be performed by an
authorized RYOBI service dealer.
This warranty is limited to ninety (90) days from
the date of original retail purchase for any RYOBI
Product that is used for rental or commercial
purposes, or any other income-producing purpose.
This warranty does not cover any RYOBI Product
that has been subject to misuse, neglect, negligence,
or accident, or that has been operated in any way
contrary to the operating instructions as specified in
the RYOBI Operator’s Manual. This warranty does not
apply to any damage to the RYOBI Product that is the
result of improper maintenance or to any RYOBI
Product that has been altered or modified so as to
adversely affect the product's operation, performance
or durability or that has been altered or modified so
as to change its intended use. The warranty does not
extend to repairs made necessary by normal wear or
by the use of parts or accessories which are either
incompatible with the RYOBI Product or adversely
affect its operation, performance or durability.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE TWO (2) YEAR WARRANTY
PERIOD OR NINETY (90) DAYS FOR PRODUCTS
USED FOR ANY COMMERCIAL PURPOSE.
ACCORDINGLY, ANY SUCH IMPLIED
WARRANTIES INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR
OTHERWISE, ARE DISCLAIMED IN THEIR
ENTIRETY AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE
APPROPRIATE TWO-YEAR OR NINETY DAY
WARRANTY PERIOD. RYOBI’S OBLIGATION
UNDER THIS WARRANTY, IS STRICTLY AND
EXCLUSIVELY LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS, AND
ROP DOES NOT ASSUME OR AUTHORIZE
ANYONE TO ASSUME FOR THEM ANY OTHER
OBLIGATION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED
WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
RYOBI ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER
DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO EXPENSE OF RETURNING THE RYOBI
PRODUCT TO AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE
DEALER AND EXPENSE OF DELIVERING IT BACK
TO THE OWNER, MECHANIC’S TRAVEL TIME,
TELEPHONE OR TELEGRAM CHARGES, RENTAL
OF A LIKE PRODUCT DURING THE TIME
WARRANTY SERVICE IS BEING PERFORMED,
TRAVEL, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL
PROPERTY, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF USE
OF THE PRODUCT, LOSS OF TIME, OR
INCONVENIENCE. SOME STATES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
This warranty applies to all RYOBI Products
manufactured by RYOBI and sold in the United
States and Canada.
To locate your nearest service dealer dial
1-800-345-8746 in the United States or
1-800-265-6778 in Canada.
In addition, this warranty does not cover:
A. Tune-ups - Spark Plugs, Carburetor
Adjustments, Filters
B. Wear items - Bump Knobs, Outer Spools,
Cutting Line, Inner Reels, Starter Pulley,
Starter Ropes, Drive Belts
RYOBI reserves the right to change or improve the
design of any RYOBI Product without assuming any
obligation to modify any product previously
manufactured.
RYOBI OUTDOOR PRODUCTS
550 N. 54th Street
Chandler, AZ 85226 U.S.A.
RYOBI CANADA INC.
275 Industrial Rd
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6K2 CANADA
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
FOR QUESTIONS CALL 1-800-345-8746 IN U.S.
OR 1-800-265-6778 IN CANADA
OPERATOR’S MANUAL PART NO. 182053
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
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