x7722271404 / x772000164
SRM-266S
GRASS TRIMMER /
BRUSH CUTTER
Operator’s Manual
Burn Hazard
The muffler or catalytic muffler and surrounding cover may become extremely hot.
Always keep clear of exhaust and muffler area, otherwise serious personal injury may
occur.
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Users of this equipment risk injury to themselves and others if the unit is used
improperly and/or safety precautions are not followed. ECHO provides an operator’s
manual and a safety manual. Both must be read and understood for proper and safe
operation. Failure to do so could result in serious injury.
Specifications, descriptions and illustrative material in this literature are as accurate as known at the time
of publication, but are subject to change without notice. Illustrations may include optional equipment and
accessories, and may not include all standard equipment.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents............................................................................................................................................... 2
Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................ 3
The Operator’s Manual................................................................................................................................ 3
The Safety Manual ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Servicing Information ......................................................................................................................................... 3
Parts/Serial Number .................................................................................................................................... 3
Service......................................................................................................................................................... 3
Echo Consumer Product Support................................................................................................................ 3
Product Registration .................................................................................................................................... 3
Additional or Replacement Manuals............................................................................................................ 4
Safety ................................................................................................................................................................. 4
Manual Safety Symbols and Important Information..................................................................................... 4
International Symbols .................................................................................................................................. 5
Personal Condition and Safety Equipment.................................................................................................. 6
Equipment ................................................................................................................................................... 9
Emission Control (Exhaust & Evaporative) ...................................................................................................... 10
EPA 2010 and Later and/or C.A.R.B. TIER III........................................................................................... 10
Description ....................................................................................................................................................... 11
Contents........................................................................................................................................................... 13
Assembly ......................................................................................................................................................... 14
Plastic Shield Installation........................................................................................................................... 14
Nylon Line Head Installation...................................................................................................................... 14
To Advance Trimmer Line ......................................................................................................................... 15
Remove Nylon Line Head.......................................................................................................................... 15
Support Handle Installation ....................................................................................................................... 15
Operation ......................................................................................................................................................... 16
Operation With Blades............................................................................................................................... 16
Blade Selection.......................................................................................................................................... 17
Fuel............................................................................................................................................................ 18
Starting Cold Engine.................................................................................................................................. 20
Starting Warm Engine ............................................................................................................................... 21
Stopping Engine ........................................................................................................................................ 21
Maintenance .................................................................................................................................................... 22
Skill Levels................................................................................................................................................. 22
Maintenance Intervals ............................................................................................................................... 22
Air Filter ..................................................................................................................................................... 23
Fuel Filter................................................................................................................................................... 23
Cooling System ......................................................................................................................................... 24
Exhaust System......................................................................................................................................... 25
Carburetor Adjustment .............................................................................................................................. 26
Lubrication ................................................................................................................................................. 27
Nylon Line Head Disassembly Instructions ............................................................................................... 28
Nylon Line Replacement ........................................................................................................................... 28
Sharpening Metal Blades .......................................................................................................................... 29
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................................... 30
Storage ............................................................................................................................................................ 31
Long Term Storage (Over 30 Days) .......................................................................................................... 31
Specifications ................................................................................................................................................... 32
Warranty Statements ....................................................................................................................................... 33
Product Registration ........................................................................................................................................ 35
Notes................................................................................................................................................................ 36
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the ECHO family. This ECHO product was designed and manufactured to provide long life and
on-the-job dependability. Read and understand this manual and the SAFETY MANUAL. You will find both
easy to use and full of helpful operating tips and SAFETY messages.
The Operator’s Manual
Keep it in a safe place for future reference. Contains specifications and information for safety, operation,
maintenance, storage and assembly specific to this product.
The Safety Manual
Keep it in a safe place for future reference. Explains possible hazards and the measures you should take to
insure safe operation.
SERVICING INFORMATION
Parts/Serial Number
Genuine ECHO Parts and ECHO REPOWER™ Parts and
Assemblies for your ECHO products are available only from an
Authorized ECHO Dealer. When you do need to buy parts always
have the Model Number and Serial Number of the unit with you. You
can find these numbers on the engine housing. For future
reference, write them in the space provided below.
Model No. _________________ SN. ___________________
Service
Service of this product during the warranty period must be performed by an Authorized ECHO Service
Dealer. For the name and address of the Authorized ECHO Service Dealer nearest you, ask your retailer or
call: 1-800-432-ECHO (3246). Dealer information is also available on our Web Site. When presenting your
unit for Warranty service/repairs, proof of purchase is required.
Echo Consumer Product Support
If you require assistance or have questions concerning the application, operation or maintenance of this
product you may call the ECHO Consumer Product Support Department at 1-800-673-1558 from 8:00 am to
5:00 pm (Central Standard Time) Monday through Friday. Before calling, please know the model and serial
number of your unit.
Product Registration
To ensure trouble free warranty coverage it is important that you register your ECHO equipment on-line at
www.echo-usa.com or by filling out the product registration sheet included in this manual. Registering your
product confirms your warranty coverage and provides a direct link between you and ECHO if we find it
necessary to contact you.
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Additional or Replacement Manuals
Replacement Operator, Safety Manuals, and Parts Catalogs
are available from your ECHO dealer or at www.echo-usa.com
or by contacting ECHO Inc., 400 Oakwood Road, Lake Zurich,
IL 60047 (800-673-1558). Always check the ECHO Web Site for
updated information.
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SAFETY
Manual Safety Symbols and Important Information
Throughout this manual and on the product itself, you will find safety alerts and helpful, informational
messages preceded by symbols or key words. The following is an explanation of those symbols and key
words and what they mean to you.
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word “DANGER” calls attention to an act or condition
which WILL lead to serious personal injury or death if not avoided.
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word “WARNING” calls attention to an act or condition
which CAN lead to serious personal injury or death if not avoided.
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word “CAUTION” calls attention to an act or condition
which may lead to minor or moderate personal injury if not avoided.
The enclosed message provides information necessary for the protection of the unit.
Note: This enclosed message provides tips for use, care and maintenance of the unit.
CIRCLE AND SLASH SYMBOL
This symbol means the specific action shown is prohibited. Ignoring these prohibitions can result
in serious or fatal injury.
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International Symbols
Symbol
Description
Symbol
Description
Symbol
Description
Symbol
Description
Warning, See
Operator’s
Manual
Carburetor
Adjustment High Speed
Mixture
DO NOT Allow
Flames or
Sparks Near
Fuel
Ignition
ON / OFF
Wear Eye, Ear
and Head
Protection
Carburetor
Adjustment Idle Speed
DO NOT
Smoke Near
Fuel
Primer Bulb
Wear Hand
and Foot
Protection
Carburetor
Adjustment Low Speed
Mixture
Choke Control
“RUN” Position
(Choke Open)
Choke Control
“COLD START”
Position (Choke
Closed)
Safety/Alert
Emergency
Stop
Keep Feet
Away
From Blade
Rotating Cutting
Attachment
Hot Surface
Fuel and Oil
Mixture
AVOID KICKOUT.
Keep Bystanders At Least 15
meters (50 feet) Away.
Keep Bystanders And Helpers
Away 15 m (50 ft.).
Thrown
Objects
Direction of
blade
Beware Thrown Objects
Wear Eye Protection
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Personal Condition and Safety Equipment
Users of this product risk injury to themselves and others if the unit is used improperly and/or safety
precautions are not followed. Proper clothing and safety gear must be worn when operating unit.
Physical Condition
Your judgment and physical dexterity may not be good:
• If you are tired or sick.
• If you are taking medication.
• If you have taken alcohol or drugs.
Operate unit only if you are physically and mentally well.
Eye Protection
• Eye protection that meets ANSI Z87.1 or CE requirements must be worn whenever you operate the
unit.
• For additional safety, a full-face shield may be worn over safety glasses or goggles to provide
protection from sharp branches or flying debris.
Hand Protection
Wear sturdy, no-slip, rubber work gloves to improve your grip on the handles. Gloves also provide protection
against cuts and scratches, cold environments, and reduce the transmission of machine vibration to your
hands.
Hearing/Ear Protection
ECHO recommends wearing hearing protection whenever unit is used.
Breathing Protection
Operators who are sensitive to dust or other common airborne allergens may need to wear a dust mask to
prevent inhaling these materials while operating unit. Dust masks can provide protection against dust, plant
debris, and other plant matter such as pollen. Make sure the mask does not impair your vision, and replace
the mask as needed to prevent air restrictions.
Proper Clothing
Wear snug-fitting, durable clothing:
• Pants should have long legs, shirts should have long sleeves.
• DO NOT WEAR SHORTS.
• DO NOT WEAR TIES, SCARVES, JEWELRY, or clothing with loose or hanging items that could become
entangled in moving parts or surrounding growth.
• Keep clothing buttoned or zipped, and keep shirt tails tucked in.
Wear sturdy work shoes with nonskid rubber soles:
• DO NOT WEAR OPEN TOED SHOES.
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• DO NOT OPERATE UNIT BAREFOOTED.
Keep long hair away from engine and air intake. Retain hair with cap or net.
Heavy protective clothing can increase operator fatigue, which may lead to heat stroke. Schedule heavy
work for early morning or late afternoon hours when temperatures are cooler.
The components of this machine generate an electromagnetic field during operation, which may
interfere with some pacemakers. To reduce the risk of serious or fatal injury, persons with
pacemakers should consult with their physician and the pacemaker manufacturer before operating
this machine. In the absence of such information, ECHO does not recommend the use of ECHO
products by anyone who has a pacemaker.
Extended Operation / Extreme Conditions
Prolonged exposure to cold and/or vibration may result in injury. Read and follow all safety and
operation instructions to minimize risk of injury. Failure to follow instructions may result in painful
wrist/hand/arm injuries.
It is believed that a condition called Raynaud’s Phenomenon, which affects the fingers of certain individuals,
may be brought about by exposure to vibration and cold. Exposure to vibration and cold may cause tingling
and burning sensations, followed by loss of color and numbness in the fingers. The following precautions are
strongly recommended, because the minimum exposure, which might trigger the ailment, is unknown.
• Keep your body warm, especially the head, neck, feet, ankles,
hands, and wrists.
• Maintain good blood circulation by performing vigorous arm
exercises during frequent work breaks, and also by not
smoking.
• Limit the hours of operation. Try to fill each day with jobs
where operating the unit or other hand-held power equipment
is not required.
• If you experience discomfort, redness, and swelling of the
fingers followed by whitening and loss of feeling, consult your physician before further exposing yourself to
cold and vibration.
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Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)
It is believed that overusing the muscles and tendons of the fingers,
hands, arms, and shoulders may cause soreness, swelling,
numbness, weakness, and extreme pain in those areas. Certain
repetitive hand activities may put you at a high risk for developing a
Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). An extreme RSI condition is Carpal
Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), which could occur when your wrist swells
and squeezes a vital nerve that runs through the area. Some believe
that prolonged exposure to vibration may contribute to CTS. CTS
can cause severe pain for months or even years.
To reduce the risk of RSI/CTS, do the following:
• Avoid using your wrist in a bent, extended, or twisted position.
Instead try to maintain a straight wrist position. Also, when
grasping, use your whole hand, not just the thumb and index finger.
• Take periodic breaks to minimize repetition and rest your hands.
• Reduce the speed and force with which you do the repetitive movement.
• Do exercise to strengthen the hand and arm muscles.
• Immediately stop using all power equipment and consult a doctor if you feel tingling, numbness, or pain in
the fingers, hands, wrists, or arms. The sooner RSI/CTS is diagnosed, the more likely permanent nerve
and muscle damage can be prevented.
All over head electrical conductors and communications wires can have electricity flow with high
voltages. This unit is not insulated against electrical current. Never touch wires directly or indirectly,
otherwise serious injury or death may result.
Do not operate this product indoors or in inadequately ventilated areas. Engine exhaust contains
poisonous emissions and can cause serious injury or death.
Read the Manuals
• Provide all users of this equipment with the Operator’s Manual and Safety Manual for instructions on Safe
Operation.
Clear the Work Area
• Spectators and fellow workers must be warned, and children and animals prevented from coming nearer
than 15 m (50 ft.) while the unit is in use.
Keep a Firm Grip
• Always hold throttle handle and support handle with thumbs and fingers tightly encircling the handles.
Keep a Solid Stance
• Maintain footing and balance at all times. Do not stand on
slippery, uneven or unstable surfaces. Do not work in odd
positions or on ladders. Do not over reach.
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Avoid Hot Surfaces
• Keep exhaust area clear of flammable debris. Avoid contact
during and immediately after operation.
Equipment
Use only ECHO attachments. Serious injury may result from the use of a non-approved attachment
combination. ECHO, INC. will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices, attachments or
accessories which have not been tested and approved by ECHO. Read and comply with all safety
instructions listed in this manual and safety manual.
• Check unit for loose/missing nuts, bolts, and screws. Tighten and/or replace as needed.
• Inspect shield for damage and ensure that the cut-off knife is securely in place. Replace if either is
damaged or missing.
• Check that the cutting attachment is firmly attached and in safe operating condition.
• Check that handle and harness (if included) are adjusted for safe, comfortable operation. See Assembly
Section for proper adjustment.
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects
away from all openings.
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ALWAYS stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts have come to a complete
stop before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit.
DO NOT start or operate unit unless all guards and protective covers are properly assembled to unit.
NEVER reach into any opening while the engine is running. Moving parts may not be visible through
openings.
Check fuel system for leaks due to fuel tank damage, especially if the unit is dropped. If damage or
leaks are found, do not use unit, otherwise serious personal injury or property damage may occur.
Have unit repaired by an authorized servicing dealer before using.
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EMISSION CONTROL (EXHAUST & EVAPORATIVE)
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EMISSION CONTROL (EXHAUST & EVAPORATIVE)
EPA 2010 and Later and/or C.A.R.B. TIER III
The emission control system for the engine is EM (engine modification)
and, if the second to last character of the Engine Family on the Emission
Control Information label (sample below) is “C”, “K”, or “T”, the emission
control system is EM and TWC (3-way catalyst). The fuel tank/fuel line
emission control system is EVAP (evaporative emissions). Evaporative
emissions for California models are only applicable to fuel tanks.
An Emission Control Label is located on the engine. (This is an
EXAMPLE ONLY, information on label varies by engine FAMILY).
Product Emission Durability (Emission Compliance Period)
The 50 or 300 hour emission compliance period is the time span
selected by the manufacturer certifying the engine emissions output
meets applicable emissions regulations, provided that approved
maintenance procedures are followed as listed in the Maintenance Section of this manual.
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DESCRIPTION
DESCRIPTION
Locate the safety decal(s) on your unit. Make sure the decal(s) is legible and that you understand and follow
the instructions on it. If a decal cannot be read, a new one can be ordered from your ECHO dealer. See
PARTS ORDERING instructions for specific information.
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19
12
13
18
14
6
7
5
17
15
16
8
9
4
3
2
1
10
Shaft Label
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1. POWER HEAD - Includes the Engine, Clutch, Fuel System, Ignition System and Recoil Starter.
2. THROTTLE HANDLE - FOR RIGHT HAND - Contains Stop Switch, Throttle Lockout, and Throttle
Trigger.
3. THROTTLE TRIGGER LOCKOUT - This lever must be held during starting. Operation of the throttle
trigger is prevented unless throttle trigger lockout lever is engaged.
4. STOP SWITCH - “SLIDE SWITCH” mounted on top of the Throttle Handle. Move switch FORWARD to
RUN, BACK to STOP.
5. SUPPORT HANDLE - FOR LEFT HAND - The support handle is factory assembled to the Drive Shaft
assembly but must be re-positioned for proper cutting attitude and operator comfort.
6. DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY - Includes the Throttle Handle, Gear Housing assembly, Support Handle,
Drive Shaft and Safety Decal.
7. NYLON CUTTER HEAD - Contains replaceable nylon trimming line that advances when the trimmer
head is tapped against the ground while the head is turning at normal operating speed
8. CUT-OFF KNIFE - Automatically trims line to the correct length: 13 cm (5 in.) after head is tapped on the
ground. If trimmer is operated without a cut-off knife, the line will become too long, the engine will
overheat, and engine damage may occur.
9. PLASTIC DEBRIS SHIELD ASSEMBLY - Included in plastic bag (co-pack). MUST be installed on unit
before use, see Assembly Instructions. Shield assembly includes the Cut-Off Knife. Mounts on the Gear
Housing Assembly just above the cutting attachment. Helps protect the operator by deflecting debris
produced during the trimming operation. This shield must be replaced with the steel shield for blade use.
10. THROTTLE TRIGGER - Spring loaded to return to idle when released. During acceleration, press trigger
gradually for best operating technique.
11. SPARK PLUG - Provides spark to ignite fuel mixture.
12. ARM REST - Provides arm rest during operation and protects arm from the hot engine.
13. RECOIL STARTER HANDLE - Pull handle slowly until starter engages, then quickly and firmly. When
engine starts, return handle slowly. DO NOT let handle snap back or damage to unit will occur.
14. SPARK ARRESTOR MUFFLER OR SPARK ARRESTOR MUFFLER WITH CATALYST - The muffler or
catalytic muffler controls exhaust noise and emission. The spark arrestor screen prevents hot, glowing
particles of carbon from leaving the muffler. Keep exhaust area clear of flammable debris.
15. FUEL TANK - Contains fuel and fuel filter.
16. FUEL TANK CAP - Covers and seals fuel tank opening
17. CHOKE - The choke control is located at the rear of the air cleaner housing. Move choke lever to COLD
START (
) to close choke for cold start. Move choke lever to “RUN” (
) position to open choke.
18. AIR CLEANER - Contains replaceable filter element.
19. PURGE BULB - Pumping purge bulb before starting engine draws fresh fuel from the fuel tank, purging
air from the carburetor. Pump purge bulb until fuel is visible and flows freely in the clear fuel tank return
line. Pump purge bulb an additional 4 or 5 times.
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CONTENTS
The ECHO product you purchased has been factory pre-assembled for your convenience. Due to packaging
restrictions, shield installation and other assembly may be necessary.
After opening the carton, check for damage. Immediately notify your retailer or ECHO Dealer of damaged or
missing parts. Use the contents list to check for missing parts.
*Some Echo units may be factory pre-assembled. The nylon line head, plastic debris shield, and mounting
hardware shown in the contents list are pre-assembled to the unit. Assembly tools are not supplied with
these units. The front handle may need to be re-positioned for comfortable operation.
_____ 1 - Power Head / Drive Shaft Assembly
_____ 1 - Operator’s Manual
_____ 1 - Safety Manual
_____ 1 - Emission Control Warranty Statement
_____ 1 - Safety Glasses
*_____1 - Nylon Trimmer Head
*_____1 - Plastic Shield
*_____1 - Shield Plate
*_____3 - 5 x 16 mm Screws (shield mount)
*_____
Assembly Tool(s)
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ASSEMBLY
Plastic Shield Installation
(Nylon line operation)
Parts Required:
Plastic Debris Shield, Shield Plate,
three (3) 5 x 16 mm screws.
The plastic shield is for use with the Nylon Line Head only. Install Metal Shield when using plastic or
metal blades, or serious injury may result.
1. Remove plastic threaded shaft sleeve and adapter plate (C)
from PTO shaft (A).
2. Place the shield on the bottom of the bearing housing
flange.
3. Place shield plate (B) on shield, align holes. Install three (3)
screws from bottom through plate and shield into gear case.
A
4. Assemble adapter plate (C) onto PTO shaft.
B
C
Nylon Line Head Installation
Parts Required:
D
Nylon Line Head.
A
Wear Gloves or personal injury may result:
• Cutoff knife is sharp.
C
• Gearcase and surrounding area may be hot.
1. Be sure adapter plate (C) remains on PTO shaft (A).
2. Align locking hole in upper plate with notch in edge of gear housing and insert head locking tool (D).
3. Thread line head (E) onto shaft by turning it
counterclockwise until head is tight against adapter plate
(C).
D
4. Remove locking tool (D).
Semi-automatic nylon line heads must be used only with plastic
debris shield with cutoff knife. Using nylon line heads with metal
debris shield can result in trimmer damage, caused by
operation with excessive line length.
E
Note: Your nylon line head may appear different than nylon line head shown.
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To Advance Trimmer Line
See Maintenance Section for nylon line replacement.
Note: To advance trimmer line, tap trimmer head against the ground while the head is turning at normal
operating speed.
Remove Nylon Line Head
D
Note: Do not disassemble nylon line head.
1. Align locking hole in upper plate with notch in edge of gear
housing and insert head locking tool (D).
2. Remove line head (E) by turning it clockwise until head is
completely off of shaft.
E
3. Remove locking tool (D).
Support Handle Installation
Note: Label shows minimum spacing for support handle
location.
1. If necessary, position support handle for comfortable
operation and securely tighten screws.
MIN
SPACING
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OPERATION
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects
away from all openings. Always stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts
have come to a complete stop before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit.
Engine exhaust IS HOT, and contains Carbon Monoxide (CO), a poison gas. Breathing CO can cause
unconsciousness, serious injury, or death. Exhaust can cause serious burns. ALWAYS position unit
so that exhaust is directed away from your face and body.
Operation of this equipment may create sparks that can start fires. This unit is equipped with a spark
arrestor to prevent discharge of hot particles from the engine. Metal cutters can also create sparks if
the cutter strikes rocks, metal, or other hard objects. Contact local fire authorities for laws or
regulations regarding fire prevention requirements.
Operation With Blades
Blade use DEMANDS specific Brush Cutter configuration. Operation without specified shield, barrier
bar or U-handle, and harness can result in serious personal injury. Follow installation instructions.
TO USE
THESE
BLADES
You
must
install
these
parts!
Pro Maxi-Cut
Grass/Weed
Blade
Rigid Plastic
Tri-Cut
Grass/Weed Blade
Metal Blade
Support Handle, w/or
w/o Barrier Bar
U-Handle or Support
Handle
w/Barrier Bar
U-Handle or Support
Handle
w/Barrier Bar
Plastic Shield
Plastic Shield
Metal Shield
Harness
Harness
Harness
Upper Plate &
Flat Washer
Upper Plate
& Glide Cup
Upper/Lower
Blade Plates
Hex Nut
Hex Nut
Hex Nut
New Cotter Pin
New Cotter Pin
New Cotter Pin
DO NOT INSTALL BLADES ON GT (CURVED SHAFT) MODEL TRIMMERS.
• Arbor Diameter of Upper Blade Plate must match arbor diameter of blades.
• New cotter pin required each time blade is installed.
• Brush cutters over 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs.) dry weight (weight w/o fuel) require a double shoulder harness.
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Note: The Barrier Bar is used to restrict rearward movement of the unit. The Barrier Bar is NOT A HANDLE and
should not be gripped when using or carrying the unit.
Blade Selection
The type of Blade used MUST be matched to the type and size of material cut. An improper or dull
blade can cause serious personal injury. Blades MUST be sharp. Dull blades increase the chance of
kick-out and injury to yourself and bystanders.
Plastic/Nylon Grass/Weed Blades may be used where ever
the nylon line head is used. DO NOT use this blade for heavy
weeds or brush!
8 Tooth Weed/Grass Blade is designed for grass, garden
debris and thick weeds up to 19 mm (3/4 in.) diameter. DO NOT
use this blade for brush or heavy woody growth.
80 Tooth Brush Blade is designed for cutting brush and woody
growth up to 13 mm (1/2 in.) diameter.
22 Tooth Clearing Blade is designed for dense thickets and
saplings up to 64 mm (2-1/2 in.) diameter.
Use Shoulder/Waist Harness Use of the Shoulder/Waist
Harness is recommended for ALL Trimmer/Brush Cutter use,
not just Blade operation. The Shoulder/Waist Harness when
used in a trimming operation with nylon line head suspends the
trimmer from the operator's shoulder and reduces operator
fatigue.
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During blade operation, the same fatigue reduction is achieved.
Safety to the operator is also enhanced by reducing the
possibility of blade contact with the operator's hands and feet by
restricting trimmer movement.
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Fuel
Alternative fuels, such as E-15 (15% ethanol), E-85 (85% ethanol) or any fuels not meeting ECHO
requirements are NOT approved for use in ECHO 2-stroke gasoline engines. Use of alternative fuels
may cause performance problems, loss of power, overheating, fuel vapor lock, and unintended
machine operation, including, but not limited to, improper clutch engagement. Alternative fuels may
also cause premature deterioration of fuel lines, gaskets, carburetors and other engine components.
Fuel Requirements
Gasoline - Use 89 Octane [R+M/2] (mid grade or higher) gasoline known to be good quality. Gasoline may
contain up to 10% Ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15% MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether). Gasoline containing
methanol (wood alcohol) is NOT approved. ECHO brand Power Fuel™ is 93 octane, ethanol-free fuel
premixed with ECHO Red Armor® engine oil at 50:1 ratio. Use of ECHO Power Fuel™ is recommended to
extend engine life in all air-cooled 2-stroke and 2/4-stroke hybrid engines.
Two Stroke Oil - A two-stroke engine oil meeting ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and J.A.S.O. FD Standards
must be used. Echo brand premium Power Blend X™ Universal 2-Stroke Oil meets these standards. Engine
problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and
J.A.S.O. FD certified oil, such as Echo premium Power Blend X™, will void the two-stroke engine warranty.
Echo premium Power Blend X™ Universal 2-Stroke Oil may be mixed at 50:1 ratio for application in all Echo
engines sold in the past regardless of ratio specified in those manuals.
Handling Fuel
Fuel is VERY flammable. Use extreme care when mixing, storing or handling, or serious personal
injury may result.
• Use an approved fuel container.
• DO NOT smoke near fuel.
• DO NOT allow flames or sparks near fuel.
• Fuel tanks/cans may be under pressure. Always loosen fuel caps slowly allowing pressure to
equalize.
• NEVER refuel a unit when the engine is HOT or RUNNING!
• DO NOT fill fuel tanks indoors. ALWAYS fill fuel tanks outdoors over bare ground.
• DO NOT overfill fuel tank. Wipe up spills immediately.
• Securely tighten fuel tank cap and close fuel container after refueling.
• Inspect for fuel leakage. If fuel leakage is found, do not start or operate unit until leakage is
repaired.
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• Move at least 3m (10 ft.) from refueling location before starting the engine.
Mixing Instructions
1. Fill an approved fuel container with half of the required
amount of gasoline.
2. Add the proper amount of 2-stroke oil to gasoline.
3. Close container and shake to mix oil with gasoline.
4. Add remaining gasoline, close fuel container, and remix.
Spilled fuel is a leading cause of hydrocarbon emissions. Some
states may require the use of automatic fuel shut-off containers
to reduce fuel spillage.
For more information
scan this QR code.
After use
• DO NOT store a unit with fuel in its tank. Leaks can occur.
Return unused fuel to an approved fuel storage container.
Storage - Fuel storage laws vary by locality. Contact your local government for the laws affecting your area.
As a precaution, store fuel in an approved, airtight container. Store in a well-ventilated, unoccupied building,
away from sparks and flames.
Stored fuel ages. Do not mix more fuel than you expect to use in thirty (30) days, ninety (90) days when a
fuel stabilizer is added.
Stored two-stroke fuel may separate. ALWAYS shake fuel container thoroughly before each use.
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Starting Cold Engine
The attachment will operate immediately when the engine starts, and could result in possible
serious injury. Keep movable parts of the attachment away from objects that could become
entangled or thrown, and surfaces that could cause loss of control.
1. Stop Switch
Move stop switch (A) away from the STOP position.
A
2. Choke
Move choke lever (B) to COLD START (
) position.
3. Purge Bulb
B
Pump purge bulb (C) until fuel is visible and flows freely in the
clear fuel tank return line. Pump bulb an additional 4 or 5
times.
C
D
4. Recoil Starter
Lay the unit on a flat area and keep movable attachment parts
clear of all obstacles. Firmly grasp throttle handle and throttle
trigger lockout with left hand and fully depress throttle trigger
to wide open position. Rapidly pull recoil starter handle/rope
(D) until engine fires (or maximum five [5] pulls).
5. Choke
After engine fires (or 5 pulls), move choke (B) to the RUN
D
(
) (open) position. Firmly grasp throttle handle and throttle
trigger lockout with left hand and fully depress throttle trigger
to wide open position. Pull starter handle/rope until engine
starts and runs. Release throttle trigger and allow unit to warm up at idle for several minutes.
Note: If engine does not start with choke in “RUN” position after 5 pulls, repeat instructions 2 - 5.
6. Throttle Trigger
After engine warm-up, grip the throttle handle and support handle. Depress the throttle trigger lockout, and
gradually depress throttle trigger to increase engine RPM to operating speed.
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Starting Warm Engine
A
The starting procedure is the same as Cold Start except DO
NOT close the choke, and do not depress throttle trigger to wide
open position.
The attachment should not move at idle, otherwise serious
personal injury may result.
Note: If attachment moves, readjust carburetor according to
“Carburetor Adjustment” instructions in this manual or
see your ECHO Dealer.
1. Stop Switch
Move stop switch (A) away from the STOP position.
2. Purge Bulb
Pump purge bulb (C) until fuel is visible and flows freely in the
clear fuel tank return line. Pump bulb an additional 4 or 5
times.
B
C
D
3. Recoil Starter
Lay the unit on a flat area and keep movable attachment parts
clear of all obstacles. Firmly grip throttle handle and throttle
trigger lockout with left hand. Rapidly pull recoil starter
handle/rope (D) until engine fires.
Note: If engine does not start after 5 pulls, use Cold Start
Procedure.
D
Stopping Engine
1. Throttle
A
Release throttle and allow engine to return to idle before
shutting off engine.
2. Stop Switch
Move stop switch (A) to STOP position.
If engine does not stop when stop switch is moved to STOP
position, close choke - COLD START position - to stall
engine. Have your ECHO dealer repair stop switch before using unit again.
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MAINTENANCE
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects
away from all openings. Always stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts
have come to a complete stop before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit.
Allow unit to cool before performing service. Wear gloves to protect hands from sharp edges and
hot surfaces.
Your ECHO unit is designed to provide many hours of trouble free service. Regular scheduled maintenance
will help your unit achieve that goal. If you are unsure or are not equipped with the necessary tools, you may
want to take your unit to an ECHO Service Dealer for maintenance. To help you decide whether you want to
DO-IT-YOURSELF or have the ECHO Dealer do it, each maintenance task has been graded. If the task is
not listed, see your ECHO Dealer for repairs.
Skill Levels
Level 1 = Easy to do. Common tools may be required.
Level 2 = Moderate difficulty. Some specialized tools may be required.
ECHO offers REPOWERTM Maintenance Kits and Parts to make your maintenance job easier.
Maintenance Intervals
COMPONENT/SYSTEM
MAINTENANCE
PROCEDURE
REQ’D
SKILL
LEVEL
DAILY
OR
BEFORE
USE
EVERY
REFUEL
3
MONTHS
YEARLY
Air Filter
Inspect/Clean
1
I/C*
Choke Shutter
Inspect/Clean
1
I/C
Fuel Filter
Inspect/Replace
1
I*
I/R*
Fuel Cap Gasket
Inspect/Replace
1
I*
R*
Fuel System
Inspect/Replace
1
Spark Plug
Inspect/Clean
1
Cooling System
Inspect/Clean
2
Muffler Spark Arrestor
Inspect/Clean/Replace
2
I/C/R*
Cylinder Exhaust Port
Inspect/Clean/Decarbon
2
I/C
Drive Shaft
(Flex Cable Models)
Grease
2
I (1)
Gear Housing
Grease
2
I (2)
Recoil Starter Rope
Inspect/Clean
1
I/C*
Screws/Nuts/Bolts
Inspect/Tighten/Replace
1
I*
I*
R*
I*
I/C/R*
I/C
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE LETTER CODES: I = INSPECT, R = REPLACE, C = CLEAN
IMPORTANT NOTE - Time intervals shown are maximum. Actual use and your experience will determine the
frequency of required maintenance.
* Replacement is recommended based on the finding of damage or wear during inspection
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE NOTES:
(1) Apply lithium based grease every 25 hours of use.
(2) Apply lithium based grease every 50 hours of use.
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Air Filter
Level 1
Parts Required:
REPOWERTM AIR & FUEL FILTER KIT.
1. Close choke (COLD START [
] position). This prevents
dirt from entering the carburetor throat when the air filter is
removed. Brush accumulated dirt from air cleaner area.
2. Remove air filter cover and air filter retainer from inside
cover. Brush dirt from inside cover.
3. Replace filter if it is damaged, very dirty, or the rubber sealing edges are deformed.
4. Remove foam pre-filter and air filter and clean as indicated
below:
Foam Pre-filter
• Clean foam filter in water/detergent solution and rinse with
clean water.
• Wrap the filter in a clean, dry cloth and squeeze (do not
wring) dry. Allow to dry completely before reuse. Do not oil.
Dual Layer Air Filter
• Lightly brush debris from filter.
• Soak heavily soiled filters in water/detergent solution to loosen dirt, then brush lightly.
• Rinse with clean water and allow to dry completely before reuse.
5. Place foam pre-filter over raised center and inside outer lip of air filter. Install air filter in air filter case.
6. Install air filter retainer on post in air filter cover, flat side up.
7. Install air filter cover and tighten cover knob securely.
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Fuel Filter
Level 1
Parts Required:
REPOWERTM AIR & FUEL FILTER KIT.
Fuel is VERY flammable. Use extreme care when mixing,
storing or handling, or serious personal injury may result.
1. Use a clean rag to remove loose dirt from around fuel cap
and empty fuel tank.
2. Use a hook to pull the fuel line and filter from the tank.
3. Remove the filter from the line and install the new filter.
Note: Federal EPA regulations require all model year 2012 and later gasoline powered engines produced for
sale in the United States to be equipped with a special low permeation fuel supply hose between the
carburetor and fuel tank. When servicing model year 2012 and later equipment, only fuel supply
hoses certified by EPA can be used to replace the original equipment supply hose. Fines up to
$37,500 may be enforced for using an un-certified replacement part.
Spark Plug
Level 2
Parts Required:
REPOWERTM Tune-Up Kit
Use only NGK BPM-8Y spark plug (BPMR-8Y in Canada)
otherwise severe engine damage may occur.
0.65 mm (0.026 in.)
1. Remove spark plug and check for fouling, worn and rounded
center electrode.
2. Clean the plug or replace with a new one. DO NOT sand blast to clean. Remaining sand will damage
engine.
3. Adjust spark plug gap by bending outer electrode.
4. Tighten spark plug to 150–170 kgf • cm (130–150 in • lbf).
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Cooling System
Level 2
Parts Required:
None if you are careful.
To maintain proper engine operating temperatures, cooling air must pass freely through the cylinder fin area.
This flow of air carries combustion heat away from the engine.
Overheating and engine seizure can occur when:
• Air intakes are blocked, preventing cooling air from reaching
the cylinder.
• Dust and grass build up on the outside of the cylinder. This
build up insulates the engine and prevents the heat from
leaving.
Removal of cooling passage blockages or cleaning of cooling
fins is considered “Normal Maintenance.” Any failure attributed
to lack of maintenance is not warranted.
1. Remove spark plug lead.
2. Remove air cleaner cover.
3. Remove muffler cover (A).
4. Remove engine cover (B).
A
DO NOT use a metal scraper to remove dirt from the cylinder fins.
B
5. Use brush to remove dirt from the cylinder fins.
6. Remove grass and leaves from the grid between the recoil
starter and fuel tank.
7. Assemble components in reverse order.
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Exhaust System
Spark Arrestor Screen
Level 2
A
Parts Required:
Spark Arrestor Screen, Gasket
1. Remove spark plug lead.
2. Remove muffler cover (A).
C
3. Place piston at Top Dead Center (TDC) to prevent
carbon/dirt from entering cylinder.
D
B
4. Remove spark arrestor screen (D), gasket (C) and exhaust
guide (B) from muffler body.
5. Clean carbon deposits from muffler components.
Note: When cleaning carbon deposits, be careful not to damage the catalytic element inside muffler.
6. Replace screen if it is cracked, plugged, or has holes burned through.
7. Assemble components in reverse order.
Exhaust Port Cleaning
B
A
Level 2
Parts Required:
As needed; Heat Shield
1. Remove spark plug lead from spark plug, and remove
engine cover.
2. Place piston at top dead center. Remove muffler (A) and
heat shield (B).
3. Use a wood or plastic scraping tool to clean deposits from
cylinder exhaust port.
Never use a metal tool to scrape carbon from the exhaust port. Do not scratch the cylinder or piston when
cleaning the exhaust port. Do not allow carbon particles to enter the cylinder.
4. Inspect heat shield, and replace if damaged.
5. Install heat shield and muffler.
6. Tighten muffler mounting bolts (or nuts) to 90–110 kgf • cm
(80–95 in • lbf).
7. Install engine cover and attach spark plug lead.
8. Start engine, and warm to operating temperature.
9. Stop engine, and re-tighten mounting bolts (or nuts) to
specifications.
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Carburetor Adjustment
Level 2
Engine Break-In
New engines must be operated a minimum duration of two tanks of fuel break-in before carburetor
adjustments can be made. During the break-in period your engine performance will increase and exhaust
emissions will stabilize. Idle speed can be adjusted as required.
High Altitude Operation
This engine has been factory adjusted to maintain satisfactory starting, emission, and durability
performance up to 1,100 feet above sea level (ASL) (96.0 kPa). To maintain proper engine operation and
emission compliance above 1,100 feet ASL the carburetor may need to be adjusted by an authorized ECHO
service dealer.
If the engine is adjusted for operation above 1,100 feet ASL, the carburetor must be re-adjusted when
operating the engine below 1,100 feet ASL, otherwise severe engine damage may result.
Parts
Required:
None
Note: Every unit is run at the factory and the carburetor is set in compliance with emission regulations.
Carburetor adjustments, other than idle speed, must be performed by an authorized ECHO dealer.
1. Check idle speed and reset if necessary. If a tachometer is
available, idle speed screw (A) should be set to the
specifications found on “Specifications” page of this manual.
Turn idle screw (A) clockwise to increase idle speed;
counterclockwise to decrease idle speed.
A
When carburetor adjustment is completed, the cutting
attachment should not move at idle, otherwise serious
personal injury may result.
Lubrication
Level 1.
Parts Required: Lithium Based Grease.
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Gear Housing
B
1. Clean all loose debris from gear case.
C
A
2. Remove plug (A) and check level of grease.
3. Add grease if necessary. DO NOT over-fill.
D
Drive Shaft (flex cable models)
1. Loosen two (2) screws (B) and remove center locating screw (C). Pull gear case and shield from drive
shaft housing.
2. Pull flexible cable from the drive shaft housing, wipe clean and re-coat with a thin coating (15 ml [1/2 oz.])
of grease.
3. Slide the flexible cable back in the drive housing. DO NOT get dirt on the flex cable.
4. Install the gear housing and shield assembly.
Flat edge of washers (D) must be against drive shaft.
Nylon Line Head Disassembly Instructions
A
Note: For normal use, Speed Feed® head disassembly is not
necessary. However, if circumstances require
disassembly, follow these instructions.
B
1. Press top of locking tabs (A) on both sides of Speed
Feed® head to release cover (B) from eyelet carrier (C).
2. Remove cover from eyelet carrier.
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MAINTENANCE
For more information
scan this QR code.
Wear Gloves or personal injury may result:
• Cutoff knife is sharp.
• Gearcase and surrounding area may be hot.
1. Cut one piece of line to recommended length.
2.0 mm (.080) diam. – 6 m (20 ft.)
2.4 mm (.095) diam. – 6 m (20 ft.)
2. Align arrows on top of knob with openings in eyelets.
3. Insert one end of trimmer line into an eyelet, and push line
equal distance through trimmer head.
4. Hold trimmer head while turning knob clockwise to wind line
onto spool until about 13 cm (5 in.) of each line remains
exposed.
Trimmer head is now fully loaded and ready for operation.
When the wear indicators located at the bottom of the
Speed-Feed® head are worn smooth, or if holes appear,
replacement of the cover or the entire Speed-Feed® head is
required.
Wear Indicators
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Sharpening Metal Blades
Three styles of metal blades are approved for use on the ECHO
Brush Cutter. The 8-tooth blade can be sharpened during
normal maintenance. The clearing blade and 80 tooth blade
require professional service.
Before sharpening, CLOSELY inspect blade for cracks (look at
the bottom of each tooth and the center mounting hole closely),
missing teeth and bending. If ANY of these problems are
discovered, replace the blade.
When sharpening a blade, always remove the same amount of
materials from each tooth to maintain balance. A blade that is not balanced will cause unsafe handling due
to vibration and can result in blade failure.
1. File each tooth at a 30 degree angle a specific number of
times, e.g., 4 strokes per tooth. Work your way around the
blade until all teeth are sharp.
2. DO NOT file the ‘gullet’ (radius) of the tooth with the flat file.
The radius must remain. A sharp corner will lead to a crack
and blade failure.
If an electric grinder is used, use care not to overheat teeth, do
not allow tips/tooth to glow red or turn blue. DO NOT place
blade in cooling water. This will change the temper of the blade and could result in blade failure.
3. After sharpening teeth, check each tooth radius for evidence
of a square (sharp) corner. Use the round (rat tail) file to
renew the radius.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
ENGINE PROBLEM TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Problem
Check
Fuel at carburetor
Fuel at cylinder
Engine cranks starts hard/
doesn’t start
Spark at end of
plug wire
Engine runs,
but dies or
does not
accelerate
properly
Engine does
not crank
Status
Cause
Remedy
No fuel at carburetor
Fuel strainer clogged
Fuel line clogged
Carburetor
Clean or replace
Clean or replace
See your Echo dealer
No fuel at cylinder
Carburetor
See your Echo dealer
Muffler wet with fuel
Fuel Mixture too rich
Open choke
Clean/replace air filter
Adjust carburetor
See your Echo dealer
No spark
Stop switch OFF
Electrical problem
Interlock switch
Turn switch to ON
See your Echo dealer
See your Echo dealer
Spark gap incorrect
Spark at plug
No spark
Covered with carbon
Fouled with fuel
Plug defective
Adjust to 0.65mm
(0.026 in.)
Clean or replace
Clean or replace
Replace plug
Air filter
Air filter dirty
Normal wear
Clean or replace
Fuel filter
Fuel filter dirty
Contaminants/residues
in fuel
Replace
Fuel vent
Fuel vent plugged
Contaminants/residues
in fuel
Clean or replace
Spark Plug
Plug dirty/worn
Normal wear
Clean and adjust or replace
Carburetor
Improper adjustment
Vibration
Adjust
Cooling System
Cooling system
dirty/plugged
Extended operation in
dirty/dusty locations
Clean
Spark Arrestor
Screen
Spark arrestor screen
plugged
Normal wear
Replace
N/A
N/A
Internal engine problem
See your Echo dealer
Fuel vapors are extremely flammable and may cause fire and/or explosion. Never test for ignition
spark by grounding spark plug near cylinder plug hole, otherwise serious personal injury may
result.
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STORAGE
During operation the muffler or catalytic muffler and surrounding cover become hot. Always keep
exhaust area clear of flammable debris during transportation or when storing, otherwise serious
property damage or personal injury may result.
Long Term Storage (Over 30 Days)
Do not store your unit for a prolonged period of time (30 days or longer) without performing protective
storage maintenance which includes the following:
1. Store unit in a dry, dust free place, out of the reach of children.
Do not store in enclosure where fuel fumes may accumulate or reach an open flame or spark.
2. Place the stop switch in the “OFF” position.
3. Remove accumulation of grease, oil, dirt and debris from exterior of unit.
4. Perform all periodic lubrication and services that are required.
5. Tighten all the screws and nuts.
6. Drain fuel tank completely. Press purge bulb 6-7 times to remove remaining fuel from carburetor then
drain the tank again. Close choke, start and run the engine until it stops due to lack of fuel.
7.
a. Allow engine to cool then remove the spark plug and pour 7 cc (1/4 oz.) of fresh, clean, two-stroke
engine oil into the cylinder through the spark plug hole.
b. Pull the recoil starter handle 2-3 times to distribute the oil inside the engine.
c. Observe the piston location through the spark plug hole. Pull the recoil handle slowly until the piston
reaches the top of its travel and leave it there.
8. Install the spark plug (do not connect ignition cable).
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SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
SRM-266
SRM-266S
Length w/o cutter head
1810 mm (71.3 in.)
Width
250 mm (9.85 in.)
Height
340 mm (13.4 in.)
Weight (dry) w/o cutter head
Engine Type
5.56 kg (12.3 lb.)
5.49 kg (12.1 lb.)
Air cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder gasoline engine
Bore
34.0 mm (1.34 in.)
Stroke
28.0 mm (1.10 in.)
Displacement
Exhaust
Carburetor
Ignition System
Spark Plug
Fuel
Fuel/Oil Ratio
Gasoline
Oil
Fuel Tank Capacity
Starter System
Clutch
Vibration Isolated System
Operating Rod
Drive Shaft SRM-266)
Drive Shaft (SRM-266S)
25.4cc (1.55 cu. in.)
Spark arrestor muffler or spark arrestor muffler with catalyst
Diaphragm w/purge pump
Flywheel magneto, capacitor discharge ignition type
NGK BPM-8Y (Gap 0.65 mm (0.026 in.)
Mixed (Gasoline and Two-stroke Oil)
50 : 1 Power Blend XTM or ECHO Red Armor® ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and
J.A.S.O. M345- FD, two-stroke, air-cooled engine oil.
Use 89 Octane unleaded. Do not use fuel containing methyl alcohol, more than 10%
ethyl alcohol or 15% MTBE. Do not use alternative fuels such as E-15 or E-85.
Power Blend XTM or ECHO Red Armor® Premium Universal 2-Stroke Oil
0.50 L (16.9 US fl. oz.)
Automatic Rewind Starter
Centrifugal Type
Rubber cushion on engine mount (heavy duty). Rubber grip on front handle.
25.0 mm aluminum Tube
6.35 mm (1/4 in.) flexible shaft
7.0 mm hollow shaft
Gear Case Ratio
1:4
Rotating Direction
Counter Clockwise; viewed from top
Cutter Head
Handle
Shoulder Harness
Speed Feed® 450 LH Nylon line head, Line capacity 6 m (20 ft.)
Front - loop, Rear handle (w/o rubber)
Optional
Idle Speed
2,900 RPM
Clutch Engagement Speed
3,900 RPM
Wide Open Throttle Speed (W.O.T.)
9,500 RPM
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WARRANTY STATEMENTS
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WARRANTY STATEMENTS
ECHO LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT FOR
PRODUCT SOLD IN USA AND CANADA BEGINNING 01/01/2010
ECHO'S RESPONSIBILITY
ECHO Incorporated’s Limited Warranty, provides to the original purchaser that this ECHO product is free from defects in material and workmanship.
Under normal use and maintenance from date of purchase, ECHO agrees to repair or replace at ECHO’s discretion, any defective product
free of charge at any authorized ECHO servicing dealer within listed below application time periods, limitations and exclusions. THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO ECHO PRODUCTS SOLD BY AUTHORIZED ECHO DEALERS. IT IS EXTENDED TO THE ORIGINAL
PURCHASER ONLY, AND IS NOT TRANSFERABLE TO SUBSEQUENT OWNERS EXCEPT FOR EMISSION RELATED PARTS. Repair
parts and accessories replaced under this warranty are warranted only for the balance of the original unit or accessory warranty period. Any
damage caused by improper installation or improper maintenance is not covered by this warranty. All parts or products replaced under warranty
become the property of ECHO, Inc. This warranty is separate from the Emission control warranty statement supplied with your new product.
Please consult the Emission Control Warranty Statement for details regarding emission related parts. For a list of Authorized ECHO Dealers
refer to WWW.ECHO-USA.COM or call 1-800-432-ECHO.
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY
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dealer for warranty repairs (within the applicable warranty period), and arrange for pick-up or return of your unit after the repairs have been
made. For your nearest authorized ECHO servicing dealer, call ECHO’s Dealer Referral Center, at 1-800-432-ECHO or you can locate an ECHO
servicing dealer at WWW.ECHO-USA.COM. Should you require assistance or have questions concerning ECHO’s Warranty Statement, you
can contact our Consumer Product Support Department at 1-800-673-1558 or contact us through the web at WWW.ECHO-USA.COM.
PRODUCT WARRANTY PERIOD
HOMEOWNER APPLICATION
• 5 YEAR WARRANTY - All units for homeowner, or non-income producing use will be covered by this limited warranty for ¿YH \HDUV from
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are warranted for the OLIH of the product on parts only.
• Cutting attachments such as, but not limited to, bars, chains, sprockets, blades, and nylon trimmer heads for homeowner or nonincome producing use will be covered for failures due to defects in material or workmanship for a period of GD\V from original
product purchase date. Any misuse from contact with concrete, rocks, or other structures is not covered by this warranty.
• ECHO’s Rapid Loader String Head carries a lifetime warranty on the line locking system, parts only; no labor. Refer to your operator’s
manual for string head installation and maintenance instructions.
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COMMERCIAL APPLICATION
• 1 YEAR WARRANTY - All Chain Saws, QuikVent Saws, and Cut-Off Saws for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, or income
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are warranted for the OLIH of the product on parts only.
• Cutting attachments such as, but not limited to, bars, chains, sprockets, blades, and nylon trimmer heads for commercial, institutional,
agricultural, industrial, rental, or income producing will be covered for failures due to defects in material or workmanship for a period
of GD\V from original product purchase date. Any misuse from contact with concrete, rocks, or other structures is not covered by
this warranty.
• ECHO’s Rapid Loader String Head carries a lifetime warranty on the line locking system, parts only; no labor. Refer to your operator’s
manual for string head installation and maintenance instructions.
• All SB-Series and PRO ATTACHMENT SERIES Split Shaft attachments carry the same warranty duration as the units they are
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RENTAL APPLICATION - 90 DAYS WARRANTY
• Units for rental use will be covered against defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
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WARRANTY STATEMENTS
ECHO does not offer an over the counter exchange program. Any ECHO product re-built other than by ECHO or sold through an unauthorized
dealer, or an unauthorized outlet store, is sold without ECHO’s limited warranty coverage. The ECHO Limited Warranty coverage is extended
to the original purchaser only, and is not transferable except for emission related parts. Repair parts and accessories replaced under this
warranty are warranted only for the balance of the original unit or accessory warranty period. Any damage caused by improper installation or
improper maintenance is not covered by this warranty. All parts or products replaced under warranty become the property of ECHO.
PURCHASED REPAIR PARTS, SHORT BLOCKS AND ACCESSORIES
• 90-day homeowner, or non-income producing warranty
• 30-day commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, income producing, or rental application warranty
ATTENTION TWO-STROKE ENGINE POWER PRODUCT OWNERS
This ECHO two-stroke engine power product is a quality-engineered unit which has been manufactured to exact tolerances to provide superior
performance. To help ensure the performance of the unit, it is required to use two-stroke oil which meets the ISO-L-EGD Standard per ISO/CD
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L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and JASO M345FD Standards. The use of two-stroke oils designed for other applications, such as for outboard motors
or lawnmowers can result in severe engine damage, and will void your two-stroke engine limited warranty.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DAMAGE CAUSED BY:
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Lack of lubrication or engine failure, due to the use of two-stroke oils that do not meet the ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and JASO M345FD
Standards. Engine problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an ISO-L-EGD compliant and JASO M345FD registered
oil, will void the two-stroke engine limited warranty. ECHO Power Blend™ Two-Stroke Oil meets the ISO-L-EGD and JASO M345FD
Standard. Emission related parts are covered for 5 years homeowner use or 2 years commercial use regardless of two-stroke oil used, per
the statement listed in the EPA or California Emission Defect Warranty Explanation.
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Damage caused by use of gasohol, containing methanol (wood alcohol), or gasoline containing less than 89 octane. Only use gasoline which
contains 89 octane or higher. Gasohol which contains a PD[LPXP 10% ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15% MTBE (methyl/tertiary/butyl/ether)
is also approved. The prescribed mixing ratio of gasoline to oil is listed on the ECHO oil label and covered in your operator’s manual.
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engine speeds as listed in your operator’s manual.
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of unauthorized attachments.
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Incorrect storage procedures, stale fuel, including failure to provide or perform required maintenance services as prescribed in the operator's
manual. Preventative maintenance as outlined in the operators manual is the customer’s responsibility.
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Failures due to improper set-up, pre-delivery service or repair service by anyone other than authorized ECHO servicing dealer during the
warranty period.
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Certain parts and other items are not warranted, including but not limited to: lubricants, starter cords, and engine tune-ups.
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Use of spark plugs other than those meeting performance and durability requirements of the OEM spark plug listed in the Operator's
Manuals.
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Overheating or carbon scoring failures due to restricted, clogged exhaust port or combustion chamber, including damage to spark arrester
screen.
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Damage to gears or gear cases caused by contaminated grease or oil, use of incorrect type or viscosity of lubricants, and/or failure to comply
with recommended grease or oil change intervals.
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Damage caused by loading SHRED 'N' VAC® beyond recommended capacity.
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Additional damage to parts or components due to continued use after operational problem or failure occurs. Should operational problem or
failure occur, the product should not be used, but delivered as is to an authorized ECHO servicing dealer.
It is a dealer’s and/or customer’s responsibility to complete and return the warranty registration card supplied with your ECHO product or by visiting
WWW.ECHO-USA.COM. Your receipt of purchase including date, model and serial number must be maintained and presented to an authorized
ECHO servicing dealer for warranty service. Proof of purchase rests solely with the customer. Some states do not allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
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Incorporated, 400 Oakwood Rd., Lake Zurich, IL 60047.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
This limited warranty is in lieu of all other expressed or implied warranties, including any warranty of FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
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PRODUCT REGISTRATION
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Thank you for choosing ECHO Power Equipment
Please go to http://www.echo-usa.com/Warranty/Register-Your-ECHO to register your new product on-line. It's FAST
and EASY! NOTE: your information will never be sold or misused by ECHO, Inc. Registering your purchase enables us
to contact you in the unlikely event of a service update or product recall, and verifies your ownership for warranty
consideration.
If you do not have access to the Internet, you can complete the form below and mail to:
ECHO Inc., Product Registration, PO Box 1139, Lake Zurich IL 60047.
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