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SHINDAIWA OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
EB854 BLOWER
EB854RT BLOWER
EB854RT
EB854
WARNING!
Minimize the risk of injury to yourself and others!
Read this manual and familiarize yourself with the contents. Always
wear eye and hearing protection when operating this unit.
X750-020454
X750197-1604
1311Ah 0275 ES
Printed in Japan
Introduction
The shindaiwa EB854 has been
designed and built to deliver superior
performance and reliability without
compromise to quality, comfort, safety,
or durability.
The information contained in this manual
describes units available at the time of
production. While every attempt has been
made to give you the very latest information about your shindaiwa EB854 blower.
There may be some differences between
your EB854 blower and what is described
here.
Contents
WARNING!
The engine exhaust from
this unit contains chemicals known
to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
ECHO, Inc. reserves the right to make
changes in production without prior notice,
and without obligation to make alterations
to units previously manufactured.
IMPORTANT!
Before using this unit, consult local regulations concerning noise restrictions
and hours of operation
CAUTION!
This blower is equipped with a
spark-arresting mufÀer 1ever operate this unit without both the mufÀer and spark arrester installed and
properly functioning
3A*E
3A*E
Attention Statements ............................................. 2
*eneral Safety Instructions ................................... 3
Emission Control ................................................... 5
Unit Description ..................................................... 6
Speci¿cations ........................................................ 6
Assembly ............................................................... 7
Mixing Fuel ............................................................ 9
Filling the Fuel Tank............................................. 10
Starting and Stopping .......................................... 10
Using the Blower ................................................. 13
Maintenance ........................................................ 13
Long Term Storage .............................................. 17
Troubleshooting *uide ........................................ 18
Emission System Warranty ................................. 21
IMPORTANT!
The operational procedures described in this manual are intended to help you get the most from this unit and also to protect you
and others from harm. These procedures are general guidelines only, and are not intended to replace any safety rules/laws that
may be in force in your area. If you have any questions regarding your EB854 blower, or if you do not understand something in
this manual, your shindaiwa dealer will be glad to assist you. For additional information, you may also contact shindaiwa at the
address printed on the back of this manual.
Attention Statements
Throughout this manual are special ³Attention Statements´.
DANGER!
A statement preceded by
the triangular attention symbol and
the word ³DA1*ER´ contains information that should be acted upon
to prevent serious injury or death.
WARNING
A statement preceded by the
triangular Attention Symbol and the
word ³:AR1I1*´ indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, COULD result in death or
serious injury.
IMPORTANT!
A statement preceded by the word
³I03OARTA1T´ is one that possesses
special signi¿cance.
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CAUTION!
A statement preceded by the word
³CAUTIO1´ contains information
that should be acted upon to avoid
damaging the unit.
NOTE:
A statement preceded by the word
³1OTE´ contains information that is
handy to know and may make your job
easier.
Safety and operation labels
Read and follow this manual.
Failure to do so could result in
serious injury.
Keep hair and loose clothing
clear of the air inlet.
Wear eye and hearing protection at all times during the
operation of this unit.
This unit is intended for outdoor
use only and should be used
only in well ventilated areas.
WARNING: Surface can
be hot. Always wear gloves
when handling this unit.
Finger Severing
General Safety Instructions
Work Safely
Blowers operate at a very high speed and can do serious damage or injury if they are misused or abused. Never allow a person without training or instruction to operate your Blower!
Stay Alert
<ou must be physically and mentally ¿t
to operate this unit safely.
WARNING!
1ever make unauthorized
modi¿cations or attachment installations. 1ever use attachments not
approved by shindaiwa for use on this
unit.
WARNING!
1ever operate
power equipment of any kind if you
are tired or if you are under the inÀuence of alcohol, drugs, medication or
any other substance that could affect
your ability or judgement.
IMPORTANT!
This engine is equipped with a heat sensor in order to prevent the engine from overheating. If the sensor is activated, engine speed will be reduced to 5,000 (RPM). If
the engine speed is automatically reduced, please cool the engine as described in
the section "Using the Blower".
WARNING!
Minimize the Risk of Fire
NEVER smoke or light ¿res near the
unit.
ALWAYS stop the engine and allow it
to cool before refuelling. Avoid over¿lling and wipe off any fuel that may have
spilled.
If fuel leaks are evident, stop using the
unit immediately. Fuel leaks must be
repaired before using the unit.
ALWAYS move the unit to a place well
away from a fuel storage area or other
readily Àammable materials before
starting the engine.
NEVER place Àammable material
close to the engine mufÀer.
ALWAYS inspect the unit for fuel leaks NEVER run the engine without the
before each use. During each re¿ll,
spark arrester screen in place.
check that no fuel leaks from around
the fuel cap and/or fuel tank.
WARNING!
Use Good Judgment
ALWAYS wear eye protection that complies with A1SI = 87.1 or your applicable national standard to shield against
thrown objects.
NEVER run the engine indoors Make sure there is always good ventilation. Fumes from engine exhaust can cause serious injury or death.
ALWAYS stop the unit immediately if it suddenly begins to vibrate or shake. Inspect for broken, missing or improperly
installed parts.
ALWAYS keep the unit as clean as practical. Keep it free of loose vegetation, mud, etc.
ALWAYS keep the handles clean.
ALWAYS disconnect the spark plug wire before performing any maintenance work.
ALWAYS turn off the engine before putting the unit down. When transporting the unit in a vehicle, properly secure it to
prevent the unit from over turning, fuel spillage and damage to the unit.
NEVER insert any foreign objects into the air intake or outlet opening of the blower while in operation.
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Safety Labels
IMPORTANT!
Safety and Operation Information
Labels: Make sure all information labels
are undamaged and readable. Immediately replace damaged or missing information labels. 1ew labels are available
from your local authorized shindaiwa
dealer.
WARNING!
Metal surfaces of crankcase may be hot! Always wear
gloves when handling this unit.
The Properly Equipped Operator
Wear close-¿tting clothing to protect legs and
arms. Gloves offer added protection and are
strongly recommended. Do not wear clothing
or jewelry that could get caught in machinery
or underbrush. Secure hair so it is above
shoulder level. NEVER wear shorts!
Wear hearing protection
when operating this unit.
Always wear eye protection
such as a face shield or
goggles while operating this
unit. Never operate the blower
when visibility is poor.
Wear a dust mask to reduce
the risk of inhalation injuries.
Keep a proper footing and
do not overreach. Maintain
your balance at all times
during operation.
Wear appropriate footwear (nonskid boots or shoes): do not wear
open-toed shoes or sandals. Never
operate the unit while barefoot!
Figure 1
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Always be aware of the strength
and direction of the blower
discharge stream. Never direct
the blower discharge stream
toward people or animals!
Be Aware of the Working Environment
Debris sometimes collects on the
blower intake. Never clean out debris
from the blower while the engine is
running!
Make sure bystanders or
observers outside the 15m
(50-foot) “danger zone” wear
15 METERS
Avoid long-term operation in
very hot or very cold weather.
Never operate the blower
if any component parts are
damaged, loose, or missing!
Be extremely careful of slippery
terrain, especially during rainy
weather. Never operate this
blower on a roof, ledge or ladder.
Figure 2
15m
Be constantly alert
for objects and
debris that could be
thrown from the air
blast and bounced
from a hard surface.
Reduce the risk of
bystanders being struck
by Àying debris. Make sure
no one is within 15 meters
(50 feet)—that’s about 16
paces—of an operating
blower.
Do not direct the air blast
towards bystanders. The
high air Àow could blow
small objects at great
speed causing possible
eye injury.
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 modi¿cation) and, if the second to last character of the
Engine Family on the Emission Control Information label (sample below) is ³C´, ³K´, or ³T´, 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 may only be applicable to fuel tanks.
An Emission Control Label is located on the unit. (This is an E;AMPLE O1L< information on label varies by engine FAMILY).
PRODUCT EMISSION DURABILITY (EMISSION COMPLIANCE PERIOD)
The 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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Unit Description
Throttle Lever
Ignition Switch
Spark Plug
Using this illustration as a guide, familiarize yourself with the blower and its
components. Understanding the unit
helps ensure top performance, longer
service life, and safer operation.
Engine
Cover
Starter
Handle
Fan Case
Exhaust Outlet
Air Cleaner
Cover
Fuel Tank
EB854RT
EB854
Ignition Switch
Fuel Filler
Cap
Throttle
Lever
Throttle
Assembly
Swivel Tube
Flexible
Tube
Figure 3
90° Discharge Tube
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Model
Dry Weight (without Blower Tubes)
Dimensions (L xWxH)
Engine Type
Bore & Stroke
Displacement
Fuel/Oil Ratio
Carburetor
Ignition
Spark Plug
Starting
Stopping
Fuel Tank Capacity
Exhaust
Air Filtration
Air Speed
Air Volume
Idle Speed
W.O.T. Speed w/std. nozzle
Sound Level
Speci¿cations are subject to change without notice.
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EB854
EB854RT
11.8 kg/26.02 lbs
11.7 kg/25.8 lbs
400 x 465 x 595 mm
400 x 450 x 545 mm
4 cycle air-cooled gasoline engine, vertical-cylinder
51 x 39 mm (2.01 x 1.54 inches)
79.7cc (4.86 cu. inches)
50:1 with ISO-L-E*D or -ASO FD class engine oil
Diaphragm Type
CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition)
1*K CMR5H
Recoil Starter
Toggle Switch (*rounding type)
Slide Switch (*rounding type)
2.0 liters (67.6 oz)
Spark Arrester MufÀer
Dry Element with pre-¿lter
213 mph / 95 m/sec
660 cfm / 18.7 m3 /min
2,000 RPM
6,800 RPM
77 dB(A) # W.O.T and 50 feet per A1SI B175.2
Assembly
Prior to Assembly
Before assembling the blower, make
sure you have all required components.
Ŷ Power unit and blower assembly.
Ŷ Flexible tube, swivel tube, two nozzles and straight tube.
Ŷ Handgrip.
Ŷ Two tube clamps (102 and 89 mm).
Ŷ This Owner’s/Operator’s Manual
and a tool kit containing a tool
bag, 4 mm hex wrench, 5 mm hex
wrench and a combination spark
plug wrench/screwdriver.
Ŷ Lead wire assembly (anti-static).
Carefully inspect all components for
damage.
IMPORTANT!
The terms ³left´, ³left-hand´, ³LH´
³right´, ³right-hand´, and ³RH´ ³front´
and ³rear´ refer to directions as
viewed by the operator during normal
operation.
Assembling the EB854 Blower
IMPORTANT!
This unit is equipped with a static
discharge reduction wire. This wire
helps direct static buildup into the air
stream reducing the felt amount to the
operator.
Swivel
Tube
1. Place the blower upright on the
ground or a sturdy work surface and
note parts orientation as shown in
Figure 4.
2. Remove static wire from package
and ¿x eyelet to right hand engine
cover screw. See Figure 5.
3. Turn the discharge tube out to a
right angle and slip anti-static wire
through the 102 mm clamp and Àexible tube.
Hand Grip
StraightTube
Optional Nozzle
(ø65 mm)
Flexible Tube
90° Discharge Tube
Anti-Static
Wire
102 mm Clamp
Swivel Tube
89 mm Clamp
Standard
Long 1ozzle
(ø74 mm)
Figure 4
Align the lock pins with the
lock slots and push the
tubes together
Swivel
Tube
4. Slip the Àexible tube over the end of
the 90° discharge tube, and secure
with the 102 mm clamp.
Static
Wire
Fold Wire
NOTE:
Check to make sure that the 90° discharge tube swivels freely. If any binding is present, loosen 102mm clamp
and pull wire towards engine to get
more slack and recheck for free
movement.
5. Insert the static wire through the
swivel tube, then install and tighten
the 89 mm clamp over the rotating
band on the swivel tube.
6. Slide the handgrip over the swivel
tube and secure with the bolt and
wingnut.
7. Fold the end of the static wire back
over the connection of the swivel
tube. See Figure 5.
8. *rasp the straight tube, and push
the straight tube over the swivel
tube locking pins securing the static
wire. See Figure 6.
9. Lock the straight tube to the swivel
tube by rotating the straight tube
noting the alignment marks. See
Figure 6.
Lock Pin
Lock Slot
Rotate clockwise to lock making
sure the 3 lines are aligned on
both tubes.
Flexible Tube
Static Wire
Connector
Figure 5
Figure 6
IMPORTANT!
WARNING!
Blower tube installation affects blower
performance Make sure the tubes and
straight tube are correctly assembled
per above, and that all connections are
tight. Blower tubes may come apart
during use unless tubes are aligned
and locked into place.
Danger from rotating impeller! Stop the engine before installing
of removing the blower tubes 1ever
perform any maintenance or assembly procedures on this unit while the
engine is running
10. *rasp the nozzle, and push the
nozzle over the straight tube locking
pins. See Figure 6.
11. Lock the nozzle to the straight tube
by rotating the nozzle noting the
alignment marks. See Figure 6.
12. Adjust handgrip for best operator
comfort, and tighten securely.
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Assembly
Assembling the EB854RT
IMPORTANT!
This unit is equipped with a static
discharge reduction wire. This wire
helps direct static buildup into the air
stream reducing the felt amount to the
operator.
Swivel
Tube
1. Place the blower upright on the
ground or a sturdy work surface and
note parts orientation as shown in
Figure 7.
Flexible Tube
Straight Tube
Throttle Cable
Holder
2. Remove static wire from package
and ¿x eyelet to right hand engine
cover screw. See Figure 8.
3. Turn the discharge tube out to a
right angle and slip anti-static wire
through the 102mm clamp and Àexible tube.
Anti-Static
Wire
102mm Clamp
Figure 7
89mm Clamp
Swivel Tube
Throttle
Assembly
Align the lock pins with the
lock slots, and push the
tubes together.
Swivel
Tube
Lock Pin
6. Slide the throttle assembly over the
swivel tube. Do not tighten clamp at
this time.
NOTE:
Lock Slot
Rotate clockwise to lock
making sure the 3 lines are
aligned on both tubes.
Throttle
Cable Holder
Flexible Tube
Static Wire
Static Wire
Connector
Figure 9
Figure 8
7. Insert the static wire through the
swivel tube, then install and tighten
the 89mm clamp over the rotating
band on the swivel tube.
Loops
8. Fold the end of the static wire back
over the connection of the swivel
tube. See Figure 8.
Figure 10A
IMPORTANT!
9. *rasp the straight tube, and push
the straight tube over the swivel
tube locking pins securing the static
wire. See Figure 9.
Blower tube installation affects blower
performance Make sure the tubes and
nozzle are correctly assembled per
above, and that all connections are
tight. Blower tubes may come apart during use unless tubes are aligned and
locked into place.
Throttle
Cable
Holder
10. Lock the straight tube to the swivel
tube by rotating the straight tube
noting the alignment marks. See
Figure 9.
11. *rasp the nozzle, and push the
nozzle over the straight tube locking
pins. See Figure 9.
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Standard
Long 1ozzle
(ø74 mm)
Fold Wire
5. Slip the Àexible tube over the end of
the 90° discharge tube, and secure
with the 102 mm clamp.
12. Lock the nozzle to the straight tube
by rotating the nozzle noting the
alignment marks. See Figure 9.
Optional Nozzle
(ø65 mm)
90° Discharge
Tube
4. Install throttle cable holder just forward of the 102 mm clamp, pinching
loops together to ¿t over end of Àexible tube. See Figures 10A and 10B.
Check to make sure that the 90° discharge tube swivels freely. If any
binding is present, loosen 102 mm
clamp and pull wire towards engine to
get more slack and recheck for free
movement.
Throttle
Assembly
WARNING!
Danger from rotating
impeller!
Stop the engine before installing or
removing the blower tubes 1ever
perform any maintenance or assembly procedures on this unit while the
engine is running
Figure 10B
13. Adjust throttle assembly for best
operator comfort, and tighten two
socket-head screws securely.
The blower should now be ready for
use.
Mixing Fuel
WARNING!
Alternative fuels, such as E15 (15% ethanol), E-85 (85% ethanol) or any fuels not meeting shindaiwa
requirements are NOT approved for use in shindaiwa 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 >RM/2@ (mid grade or higher) gasoline known to be good quality. *asoline may contain
up to 10 Ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15 MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether). *asoline containing methanol (wood
alcohol) is NOT approved.
Hybrid 4TM Mixture Oil - Engine oil meeting ISO-L-E*D (ISO/CD 13738) and -.A.S.O. M345/FD standards must be
used. shindaiwa highly recommends using shindaiwa Red ArmorTM engine oil in all shindaiwa Hybrid 4TM engines to
protect the engine from harmful carbon build up, maintain engine performance, and increase engine life. shindaiwa
Red ArmorTM engine oil exceeds ISO-L-E*D and -.A.S.O. M345/FD performance requirements. Engine problems due
to inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an ISO-L-E*D (ISO/CD 13738) and -.A.S.O. M345/FD certi¿ed oil
will void the engine warranty.
IMPORTANT!
Examples of 50:1 mixing quantities
shindaiwa Red Armor engine oil may be mixed at 50:1 ratio for application in all
shindaiwa engines sold in the past, regardless of ratio speci¿ed in those manuals.
TM
IMPORTANT!
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. Use of unmixed, improperly
mixed, or stale fuel, may cause hard starting, poor performance, or severe engine
damage and void the product warranty. Read and follow instructions in the Long
Term Storage section of this manual.
Handling Fuel
DANGER
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injury may result.
‡ Use an approved fuel container.
‡ DO 1OT smoke near fuel.
‡ DO 1OT allow Àames or sparks near fuel.
‡ Fuel tanks/cans may be under pressure. Always loosen fuel caps slowly allowing pressure to equalize.
‡ 1EVER refuel a unit when the engine is HOT or RU11I1*
‡ DO 1OT ¿ll fuel tanks indoors. ALWAYS ¿ll fuel tanks outdoors over bare ground.
‡ DO 1OT over¿ll 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.
‡ Move at least 3m (10 ft.) from refueling location before starting the engine.
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Mixing Instructions
1.
2.
3.
4.
Fill an approved fuel container with half of the required amount of gasoline.
Add the proper amount of engine oil to gasoline.
Close container and shake to mix oil with gasoline.
Add remaining gasoline, close fuel container, and remix.
IMPORTANT!
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.
After use
‡ DO 1OT store a unit with fuel in its tank. Leaks can occur. Return unused fuel
to an approved fuel storage container.
Filling the Fuel Tank
1. Place the unit on a Àat, level surface.
2. Clear any dirt or other debris from around the fuel ¿ller cap.
3. Remove the fuel cap, and ¿ll the tank with clean, fresh fuel.
4. Reinstall the fuel ¿ller cap and tighten ¿rmly.
5. Wipe away any spilled fuel before starting the blower.
Starting the Engine
WARNING!
Danger from rotating impeller! The impeller will rotate whenever the
blower is operated 1ever operate this blower unless the intake cover and
blower tubes are properly installed and in good working order
WARNING!
Danger from thrown dust or debris! Always wear eye protection
when operating this machine 1ever direct the blower stream toward people or
animals 1ever operate this blower unless all controls are properly installed and
in good working order.
CAUTION!
The recoil starter can be damaged by abuse!
‡ 1ever pull the starter cord to its full length
‡ Always engage the starter before cranking the engine
‡ Always rewind the starter cord slowly
‡ 1ever operate the blower if blower tubes are missing or damaged
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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 Àames.
IMPORTANT!
Stored fuel may separate. ALWAYS
shake fuel container thoroughly
before each use.
Remove
the
Fuel
Filler
Cap
Starting the Engine
Starting Procedure
1. Place the blower on the ground.
2. Prime the fuel system by repeatedly
depressing the fuel primer bulb until
no air bubbles are visible in the fuel
discharge line.
Idle
ON
The primer system only pushes fuel
through the carburetor. Repeatedly
pressing the primer bulb will not Àood
the engine with fuel.
Choke UP:
Closed
Figure 11
Pull upward
rapidly
ON
Ignition Switch
IMPORTANT!
Choke DOWN:
Open
Full Throttle
EB854
Throttle Lock
Lever
Full Throttle
Figure 12
Fuel Primer
Bulb
3. Cold Engine Only. Choke the
engine by moving the choke lever
up (choke is closed). See Figure 11.
When The Engine Starts
Ŷ Open the choke (if it is not already
open) by moving the choke lever
down.
Ignition
Switch
Throttle Lever
EB854RT
4. Move the ignition switch to the ³I´
(O1) position. Move the throttle
lever to half throttle. RT Model:
Move the ignition switch to the ³I´
(O1) position, then depress the
throttle lever halfway and lock
throttle by moving the throttle lock
lever halfway down. See Figure 12.
5. Hold the blower ¿rmly with you left
hand on the fan case.
6. Using your right hand, pull the
starter handle slowly until you feel
the starter engage. See Figure 13.
Ŷ If the engine does not continue to
run, repeat the appropriate starting procedures for a cold or warm
engine.
Figure 13
7. As the starter engages, pull the
starter handle upward rapidly.
8. If necessary, repeat Steps 6 and 7
until the engine starts.
WARNING!
1ever operate the blower
unless all controls are properly
installed and in good working order.
1ever operate the blower if the cylinder cover is missing or damaged
Ŷ After the engine starts, allow the
engine to warm up at idle 2 or 3
minutes before operating the unit.
If The Engine Does Not Start
Repeat the appropriate starting procedures for warm or cold engine. If
the engine still will not start, follow the
³Starting a Flooded Engine´ procedure.
Starting A Flooded Engine
1. Move the ignition switch to the ³I´ (O1) position.
2. Open the choke, put the throttle lever in the full throttle position, then clear
excess fuel from the combustion chamber by cranking the engine several times.
3. If the engine still fails to start or ¿re, refer to the troubleshooting Àow chart at
the end of this manual.
Stopping The Engine
EB854RT
EB854
1. Cool the engine by allowing it to run
at idle for 2–3 minutes.
OFF
OFF
2. Move the ignition switch towards the
rear to ³O´ (OFF). See Figure 14.
Ignition Switch
Ignition Switch
Figure 14
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Throttle Control EB854RT
The EB854RT blower is equipped with a multi- function throttle control. The ³Cruise´ function allows the operator to use a thumb
controlled lever for constant speed use without using the throttle trigger. This is useful for limiting the fatigue caused from holding the
throttle for extended periods of time.
On the opposite side, a two position ³Limiter´ control allows full engine speed when set for ³Turbo´ or limits the throttle to a
pre-set engine speed when set to low noise (dB) setting.
Cruise Function
Using the right thumb, push the throttle lock lever down until the desired RPM setting
is reached. See Figure 16.
Thumb
Control Lever
To bring RPM down to idle, push lever back up into original position.
Figure 16
Throttle Limiter
Adjusting Throttle Limiter:
The EB854RT blower has a throttle
limiter function that allows the operator
to pre-set the maximum engine speed.
This is useful for reducing the noise
emitted by the blower in noise sensitive
areas.
1. Remove the plug located at the top
of the throttle assembly. See Figure
18.
For reduced noise setting, move the
throttle limiter located on the right side
of the throttle control to the dB setting.
See Figure 17.
4. Reinstall limiter adjustment plug.
Tu
r
Turbo
dB
Turbo
Figure 18
NOTE:
With the throttle limiter adjusted to
3,850 RPM, the RT blower will have a
sound level of 65 dB(A) measured at
15m (50 feet).
dB
Turbo Setting
3. With the engine running and while
depressing the throttle trigger, use
a small Phillips screw driver to turn
the adjustment screw clockwise to
decrease RPM and counter-clockwise
to increase until desired limited RPM is
achieved.
bo
Throttle Limiter Adjustment
2. Move the throttle limiter lever to the
³dB´ setting. See Figure 17.
dB
Setting Throttle Limiter:
Remove limiter
adjustment plug
dB Setting
Figure 17
Throttle Limiter
Lever
Adjusting the Harness
The shindaiwa blower features an
advanced harness system that helps
ensure maximum operator comfort and
ease of operation.
B
To tighten straps…
B
Comfortable
back pads
Pull strap
loops
down.
Ŷ The shoulder harness is ¿lled with
soft padding for reduced operator
fatigue.
A
Ŷ The simpli¿ed adjustment system
makes it easy to match the harness
to every body size and type.
To loosen straps…
A
Pull the quick-adjust
buckles up…
Pull on the loops to quickly
tighten the harness straps.
Quick- disconnect
spring hook
12
Quick-adjust
buckle
A = Adjust height
B = Adjust angle
…and pull the
straps down.
Using the Blower
Operating Tips
In the hands of an experienced operator, the blower can ef¿ciently move
a wide variety of debris ranging from
grass clippings to gravel. As a general
rule, operate your blower at the lowest
throttle setting required to get the job
done:
Ŷ Use low throttle settings when
clearing lightweight materials from
around lawns or shrubbery.
Ŷ Use medium to higher throttle set-
tings to move grass or leaves from
parking lots or walkways.
IMPORTANT!
Blower noise increases at higher
throttle settings Always use the lowest
throttle setting required to get the job
done
Ŷ Use full throttle when moving heavy
loads such as dirt or snow.
Heat sensor
If engine stops:
This engine is equipped with a heat
sensor in order to prevent overheating. If engine overheating occurs,
the engine speed will be reduced to
5,000 RPM, and engine stops after 10
seconds.
Ŷ Remove any leaves and debris
blocking intake cover.
Ŷ Restart engine.
Ŷ Keep the engine speed at idle for 1
minute.
CAUTION!
If the engine speed is automatically reduced again after cooling
the engine, please consult with an
authorized servicing dealer.
Maintenance
IMPORTANT!
MAI1TE1A1CE, REPLACEME1T OR
REPAIR OF EMISSIO1 CO1TROL
DEVICES A1D SYSTEMS MAY BE
PERFORMED BY A1Y REPAIR ESTABLISHME1T OR I1DIVIDUAL, HOWEVER, WARRA1TY REPAIRS MUST
BE PERFORMED BY A DEALER OR
SERVICE CE1TER AUTHORI=ED BY
ECHO, I1C. THE USE OF PARTS THAT
ARE 1OT E4UIVALE1T I1 PERFORMA1CE A1D DURABILITY TO AUTHORI=ED PARTS MAY IMPAIR THE
EFFECTIVE1ESS OF THE EMISSIO1
CO1TROL SYSTEM A1D MAY HAVE
A BEARI1* O1 THE OUTCOME OF A
WARRA1TY CLAIM.
WARNING!
1on-standard parts may
not operate properly with your unit
and may cause damage and lead to
personal injury.
WARNING!
Before performing any
maintenance, repair or cleaning
work on the unit, make sure the
engine is completely stopped. Disconnect the spark plug wire before
performing service or maintenance
work.
NOTE:
Using non-standard replacement
parts could invalidate your shindaiwa
warranty.
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This unit must never be operated with
a faulty or missing spark arrester or
mufÀer. Make sure the mufÀer is well
secured and in good condition. A worn
or damaged mufÀer is a ¿re hazard and
may also cause hearing loss.
Spark Plug
Keep the spark plug and wire connections tight and clean.
Fasteners
Make sure nuts, bolts, and screws
(except carburetor adjusting screws)
are tight.
Air Filter
The H4 engine that powers your shindaiwa model is a hybrid 4-stroke
engine. As a hybrid, the engine is
lubricated by oil mixed with the gasoline and air from the carburetor that
moves through and around the internal parts of the engine in a similar way
that a 2-stroke engine is lubricated.
Without the heavy duty 2-stage air ¿lter equipped on all H4 engines, dust
and dirt could also move through the
engine, decreasing engine life, increasing valve wear and the need for more
frequent valve adjustments. To keep
your H4 engine strong and reliable,
shindaiwa recommends that you check
and service the air ¿lter as instructed in
the Maintenance section that follows.
Prior to each workday, perform the
following:
Ŷ Remove all dirt and debris from
blower exterior and the engine.
Check the cooling ¿ns and air
cleaner for clogging and clean as
necessary.
Ŷ COOLI1* SYSTEM Use a wood
or plastic scraper and a soft brush
to remove dirt and debris from the
cylinder ¿ns and crankcase.
Ŷ I1SPECTIO1 Inspect the entire
blower and tubes for damage,
including loose or missing components, and repair as necessary.
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Maintenance Intervals
MAINTENANCE
PROCEDURE
COMPONENT / SYSTEM
DAILY OR
BEFORE USE
EVERY
REFUEL
3 MONTHS
YEARLY
OR 135
600 HOURS
HOURS
Air Filter
Inspect/Clean
I/C*
Choke Shutter
Inspect/Clean
I/C
Fuel Filter
Inspect/Replace
I *
I/R*
Fuel Cap Gasket
Inspect/Replace
I *
R*
Fuel System
Inspect/Replace
Spark Plug
Inspect/Clean/Replace
Cooling System
Inspect/Clean
Valve Adjustment
Inspect/Adjust
Muffler Spark Arrestor
Inspect/Clean/Replace
Recoil Starter Rope
Inspect/Clean
Screws/Nuts/Bolts
Inspect/Tighten/Replace
I (1) *
R*
I (1) *
I/C/R*
I/C
(2)
I/C/R*
I/C*
I *
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.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE NOTES:
(1) Low evaporative fuel tanks DO NOT require regular maintenance to maintain emission integrity.
(2) Adjust every 135 hours.
* All recommendations to replace are based on the finding of damage or wear during inspection.
WARNING!
To reduce ¿re hazard, keep
the engine and mufÀer free of dirt,
debris, and leaves.
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CAUTION!
The engine is cooled by air drawn
into the air intake cover on the
blower housing. The blower fan then
pushes the cooling air through an
opening in the fan housing, forcing it
past the cylinder cooling ¿ns. Failure
to keep the cooling system and its
passages clear of debris will likely
result in engine overheating, a major
cause of serious engine problems
that can lead to failure.
Ŷ Inspect the engine, tank, and hoses
for possible fuel leaks, and repair
as necessary.
Ŷ Inspect the entire blower for loose,
damaged, or missing components,
and repair as necessary.
Ŷ Carefully remove any accumula-
tions of dirt or debris from the
mufÀer and fuel tank. Dirt build-up
in these areas can lead to engine
overheating, ¿re or premature wear.
Maintenance (continued)
Air Filter
Air Cleaner
Element
1. Remove the air cleaner cover by
loosening the thumbscrews and lifting. See Figure 18.
Cover
Pre-Filter
2. Remove and inspect the pre-¿lter.
If the pre-¿lter is torn or otherwise
damaged, replace it with a new one.
IMPORTANT!
The blower uses a special high capacity dry-type air ¿lter element. The ¿lter
should not be cleaned with a liquid
cleaner and must 1EVER be oiled
Thumbscrews
To remove the cover, loosen the
thumbscrews and lift.
Figure 19
3. Clean the pre-¿lter with soap and
water. Let dry before reinstalling.
4. Inspect the air cleaner element. If
the element is damaged or distorted,
replace it with a new one.
5. Tap ¿lter gently on a hard surface to
dislodge debris from element or use
compressed air from the inside to
blow debris out and away from the air
¿lter element.
6. Install the ¿lter element, pre-¿lter
and cover in the reverse order of
removal.
IMPORTANT!
CAUTION!
1ever operate the blower if the air
cleaner assembly is damaged or
missing
Direct the air stream at the inside face
of the ¿lter only
Spark Plug
CAUTION!
1ever allow dirt or debris to enter
the cylinder bore Before removing
the spark plug, thoroughly clean the
spark plug and cylinder head area
Allow the engine to cool before
servicing the spark plug Cylinder
threads can be damaged by tightening or loosening the spark plug while
the engine is hot
Ŷ Replace the spark plug annually:
Use only 1*K CMR5H or equivalent
resistor type spark plug of the correct heat range. Set spark plug electrode gap to 0.6 mm (0.024 inch).
1. Use the spark plug wrench to
remove the spark plug.
2. Clean and adjust the spark plug gap
to 0.6mm (0.024´). If the plug must
be replaced, use a 1*K CMR5H or
equivalent type plug of the correct
heat range.
3. Install the spark plug ¿nger-tight in
the cylinder head, then tighten it
¿rmly with the spark plug wrench. If
a torque wrench is available, torque
the spark plug to 16.7-18.6 1m
(148-165 inch- pounds).
NOTE:
The 1*K CMR5H also meets the requirements for electro-magnetic compliance
(EMC).
0.6 mm
(0.024 in.)
Counter-clockwise
to remove.
Clean the spark
plug and check
the gap at the
electrode.
NGK CMR5H
Figure 20
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Maintenance (continued)
Fuel Filter
Ŷ Inspect the ¿lter element for signs
Ŷ FUEL FILTER Use a hooked wire to
of contamination from debris. A
contaminated fuel ¿lter should be
replaced with a new shindaiwa
replacement element. Before reinstalling the ¿lter, inspect the condition of the fuel line. If you note
damage or deterioration, the blower
should be removed from service
until it can be inspected by a shindaiwa-trained service technician.
extract the fuel ¿lter from inside the
fuel tank.
CAUTION!
Hooked
Wire
Make sure you do not pierce the fuel
line with the end of the hooked wire.
The line is delicate and can be damaged easily.
Fuel
Filter
Fuel Tank
Figure 21
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 certi¿ed by EPA can be used to replace the original equipment
supply hose. Fines up to 37,500 may be enforced for using an un-certi¿ed replacement part.
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WARNING!
MufÀer
1ever operate this blower
with a damaged or missing mufÀer
or spark arrester Operating with
missing or damaged exhaust components is a ¿re hazard, and can also
damage your hearing
Arrester
Screen
Arrester Screen Cover
Hard starting or a gradual loss of performance can be caused by carbon
deposits lodged in the spark arrester
screen. For maximum performance, the
spark arrester screen should be periodically cleaned as follows:
1. Remove engine cover to expose
mufÀer. Remove the spark arrester
from the mufÀer. The arrester is
press-¿t in place there are three
screws to remove.
2. Use a plastic scraper or wire brush
to remove carbon deposits from
the arrester screen and wipe clean
exhaust base.
Figure 22
3. Inspect the screen carefully, and
replace any screen that has been
perforated, distorted, or is otherwise
unserviceable.
4. Press the spark arrester into the
exhaust base.
If carbon accumulation in the mufÀer
or cylinder is severe, or if you do not
notice an improvement in performance
after servicing, have the unit inspected
by an authorized servicing shindaiwa
dealer.
Valve Adjustment
Ŷ Combustion chamber should be decarbonized, and the valve clearance should be adjusted. It is highly recommended
that this is done by a shindaiwa-trained service technician.
IMPORTANT!
The valve clearance should be adjusted. It is highly recommended that this is done by a shindaiwa-trained service
technician.
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Carburetor Adjustment
Engine Break-In
1ew 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.
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 shindaiwa dealer.
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 shindaiwa service dealer.
IMPORTANT!!
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.
Adjusting Engine Idle Speed
IMPORTANT!
A clean and unrestricted airÀow is
essential to your blower’s engine
performance and durability Before
attempting any carburetor adjustments,
inspect and clean the engine air ¿lter as
described in the maintenance section of
this manual.
IMPORTANT!
Blower tubes and the air cleaner must
be in place while adjusting engine idle
Engine idle speed will also be affected
if the blower tubes are blocked or incorrectly installed
1. Place the unit on the ground and
start the engine, then allow it to idle
2-3 minutes until warm.
Idle Decrease
2. If a tachometer is available, the
engine idle speed should be ¿nal
adjusted to 2,000 (±200) RPM. See
Figure 15.
NOTE:
Carburetor fuel mixture adjustments are
preset at factory on units with emission
control systems and cannot be serviced
in the ¿eld.
Idle Adjustment
Screw
Idle Increase
Long Term Storage
Whenever the unit will not be used
for 30 days or longer, use the following procedures to prepare it for storage:
‡ Clean external parts thoroughly.
‡ Drain all the fuel from the fuel tank.
IMPORTANT!
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.
‡ Remove the remaining fuel from the
fuel lines and carburetor.
1. Prime the primer bulb until no more
fuel is passing through.
2. Start and run the engine until it
stops running.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the
engine will no longer start.
CAUTION!
*asoline stored in the carburetor for
extended periods can cause hard starting, and could also lead to increased
service and maintenance costs.
‡ Remove the spark plug and pour
about 1/4 ounce of engine oil into the
cylinder through the spark plug hole.
Slowly pull the recoil starter 2 or 3
times so oil will evenly coat the interior of the engine. Reinstall the spark
plug.
‡ Before storing the unit, repair or
replace any worn or damaged parts.
‡ Remove the air cleaner element
from the carburetor and clean it
thoroughly with soap and water. Let
dry and reassemble the element.
‡ Store the unit in a clean, dust-free
area.
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Troubleshooting Guide
ENGINE DOES NOT START OR HARD TO START
Remedy
Possible Cause
What To Check
Vaporlock.
Engine hot/heat soaked.
Let cool completely and restart.
Low fuel quality.
Re¿ll with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump
octane of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine
oil that meets or exceeds ISO-L-E*D and/or -ASO FD
classi¿ed oils at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
Valve clearance too tight.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer. Adjust valves.
Valve adjustment.
Valve clearance too loose.
ENGINE DOES NOT START
What To Check
Does the engine crank?
Possible Cause
NO
Faulty recoil starter.
Remedy
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa servicing dealer.
Fluid in the crankcase.
YES
Good compression?
Internal damage.
NO
YES
Does the tank contain fresh
fuel of the proper grade?
NO
Loose spark plug.
Tighten and re-test.
Excess wear on cylinder,
piston, rings.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Fuel incorrect, stale, or
contaminated mixture incorrect.
Re¿ll with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump
octane of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine
oil that meets or exceeds ISO-L-E*D and/or -ASO FD
classi¿ed oils at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
Check for clogged fuel ¿lter
and/or vent.
Replace fuel ¿lter or vent as required.
Re-start.
Priming pump not functioning properly.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
The ignition switch is in
³O´ (OFF) position.
Move switch to ³I´ (O1) position
and re-start.
Shorted ignition ground.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
YES
Is fuel visible and moving
in the return line when
priming?
NO
YES
Is there spark at the spark
plug wire terminal?
YES
Check the spark plug.
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NO
Faulty ignition unit.
If the plug is wet, excess
fuel may be in the cylinder.
See "Starting a Flooded Engine"
The plug is fouled or improperly
gapped.
Clean and gap the spark plug. Check the Speci¿cations
section for the correct plug and gap for your unit. Restart.
The plug is damaged internally
or of the wrong size.
Replace the spark plug. Check the Speci¿cations section
for the correct plug and gap for your unit. Restart.
Troubleshooting Guide (continued)
LOW POWER OUTPUT
What To Check
Is the engine overheating?
Engine is rough at all
speeds. May also have
black smoke and/or
unburned fuel at the
exhaust.
Possible Cause
Remedy
Operator is overworking the unit.
Use a lower throttle setting.
Carburetor mixture is too lean.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Improper fuel ratio.
Re¿ll with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump
octane of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine
oil that meets or exceeds ISO-L-E*D and/or -ASO FD
classi¿ed oils at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
Fallen leaves or debris on intake cover.
Clean the intake cover.
Fan, fan cover, cylinder ¿ns dirty
or damaged.
Clean, repair or replace as necessary.
Carbon deposits on the piston or
in the mufÀer.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Clogged air cleaner element.
Service the air cleaner element.
Loose or damaged spark plug.
Tighten or replace the spark plug.
Check the Speci¿cations section for the correct plug and gap
for your unit.
Air leakage or clogged fuel line.
Repair or replace fuel ¿lter and/or
fuel line.
Water in the fuel.
Re¿ll with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump
octane of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine
oil that meets or exceeds ISO-L-E*D and/or -ASO FD
classi¿ed oils at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
Piston seizure.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa servicing dealer.
Faulty carburetor and/or diaphragm.
Overheating condition.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Improper fuel.
Re¿ll with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump
octane of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine
oil that meets or exceeds ISO-L-E*D and/or -ASO FD
classi¿ed oils at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
Carbon deposits in the
combustion chamber.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Engine is knocking.
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Troubleshooting Guide (continued)
ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS
Symptom
Poor acceleration.
Engine stops abruptly.
Possible Cause
Clogged air ¿lter.
Clean the air ¿lter.
Clogged fuel ¿lter.
Replace the fuel ¿lter.
Lean fuel/air mixture.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Idle speed set too low.
Adjust idle. Check Speci¿cations page for correct idle
speed.
Ignition switch turned off.
Reset the switch and re-start.
Fuel tank empty.
Re¿ll with fresh, clean unleaded gasoline with a pump
octane of 89 or higher mixed with an air cooled engine
oil that meets or exceeds ISO-L-E*D and/or -ASO FD
classi¿ed oils at 50:1 gasoline/oil ratio.
Water in the fuel.
Clogged fuel ¿lter.
Replace fuel ¿lter.
Shorted spark plug or loose terminal.
Clean or replace spark plug. Check the Speci¿cations
section for the correct plug and gap for your unit. Tighten
the terminal.
Ignition failure.
Replace the ignition unit.
Piston seizure.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Heat sensor is activated, due to restricted air
Àow at intake cover.
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Top of engine is getting
dirty and oily.
Engine will not
idle down.
Excessive vibration.
Engine overspeeding.
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Remedy
Clean debris blocking intake cover. Restart. Idle more than
1 minute. If engine stops again, consult with an authorized
shindaiwa servicing dealer.
*round (stop) wire is disconnected,
or switch is defective.
Test and replace as required.
Overheating due to incorrect spark plug.
Replace the spark plug. Check the Speci¿cations section
for the correct plug and gap for your unit. Restart.
Overheated engine.
Idle engine until cool.
Valve cover is leaking.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Idle set too high.
Adjust idle. Check Speci¿cations page for correct
idle speed.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
Engine has an air leak.
Debris build-up in impeller.
Clean debris from impeller as required.
Loose or damaged impeller.
Inspect and replace impeller as required.
Loose or damaged engine mounts.
Tighten or replace engine mounts as required.
Blower intake or discharge ports or tubes are
clogged with debris.
Inspect and remove debris.
Impeller blades are missing or damaged.
Consult with an authorized shindaiwa
servicing dealer.
SHINDAIWA LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT FOR
PRODUCT SOLD IN USA AND CANADA BEGINNING 01/01/2013
ECHO, INC’S RESPONSIBILITY
ECHO Incorporated’s (ECHO, INC.) Limited Warranty, provides to the original purchaser that this Shindaiwa product is free from
defects in material and workmanship. Under normal use and maintenance from date of purchase, ECHO, INC. agrees to repair
or replace at it’s discretion, any defective product free of charge at any authorized Shindaiwa servicing dealer within listed below
application time periods, limitations and exclusions. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO SHINDAIWA PRODUCTS SOLD BY AUTHORIZED SHINDAIWA 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 Shindaiwa Dealers refer to WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM or call 1-877-986-7783.
OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY
To ensure trouble free warranty coverage it is important that you register your Shindaiwa equipment on-line at WWW.SHINDAIWA.
COM or by ¿lling out the warranty registration card supplied with your unit. Registering your product con¿rms your warranty coverage and provides a direct link if we ¿nd it necessary to contact you.
The owner shall demonstrate reasonable care and use, and follow preventative maintenance, storage, fuel and oil usage as prescribed in the operator’s manual. Should a product dif¿culty occur, you must, at your expense, deliver or ship your Shindaiwa unit
to an authorized Shindaiwa servicing 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 Shindaiwa servicing dealer, call Shindaiwa’s
Dealer Referral Center, at 1-877-986-7783 or you can locate a Shindaiwa servicing dealer at WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM. Should you
require assistance or have questions concerning Shindaiwa’s Warranty Statement, you can contact our Consumer Product Support
Department at 1-800-673-1558 or contact us through the web at WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM.
PRODUCT WARRANTY PERIOD
RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION
‡ 5 YEAR WARRANTY - Units for residential, or non-income producing use will be covered by this limited warranty for
¿ve (5) years from date of purchase.
EXCEPTIONS:
‡ For engine powered products, the electronic ignition module, Àexible drive cable, and solid drive shaft are warranted for
the life* of the product on parts only.
‡ Cutting attachments such as, but not limited to, bars, chains, sprockets, tines, blades, PowerBroomTM, belts, and nylon
trimmer heads for residential or non-income producing use will be covered for failures due to defects in material or
workmanship for a period of 60 days from original product purchase date. Any misuse from contact with concrete,
rocks, or other structures is not covered by this warranty.
‡ Multipurpose Tool Attachments carry the same warranty duration as the units they are designed to ¿t.
COMMERCIAL APPLICATION
‡ 90 DAY WARRANTY - All Chain Saws and Cut-Off Saws for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, or income producing use will be covered by this limited warranty for 90 Days from the date of purchase.
‡ 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Units for commercial, institutional, agricultural, industrial, or income producing use will be covered by
this limited warranty for two (2) years from the date of purchase.
EXCEPTIONS:
‡ For engine powered products, the electronic ignition module, Àexible drive cables, and solid drive shafts are warranted
for the life* of the product on parts only.
‡ Cutting attachments such as, but not limited to, bars, chains, sprockets, tines, blades, PowerBroomTM, belts, 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 30 days from original product purchase date. Any misuse
from contact with concrete, rocks, or other structures is not covered by this warranty.
‡ Multipurpose Tool Attachments carry the same warranty duration as the units they are designed to ¿t.
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.
*
ECHO INC’s liability under the ³Lifetime´ coverage is limited to furnishing parts speci¿ed under the PRODUCT Warranty
PERIOD section of this warranty statement for “Life” free of charge for a period of ten (10) years after the date of the complete
unit’s ¿nal production.
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PURCHASED REPAIR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
‡ 90-day all applications
ATTENTION ENGINE POWERED PRODUCT OWNERS
This Shindaiwa engine powered 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 engine oil which meets the ISO-L-E*D
Standard per ISO/CD 13738 and -ASO M345/FD Standards. Shindaiwa Red ArmorTM and Shindaiwa OneTM are a premium engine
oil speci¿cally formulated to meet ISO-L-E*D (ISO/CD 13738) and -ASO M345/FD Standards. The use of engine oils designed
for other applications, such as for outboard motors or lawnmowers can result in severe engine damage, and will void your engine
limited warranty.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DAMA*E CAUSED BY:
‡ Lack of lubrication or engine failure, due to the use of engine oils that do not meet the ISO-L-E*D (ISO/CD 13738) and -ASO
M345/FD Standards. Shindaiwa Red ArmorTM and Shindaiwa OneTM Engine Oil meets the ISO-L-E*D and -ASO M345/FD
Standard. Emission related parts are covered for 5 years residential or 2 years commercial use regardless of two-stroke oil used,
per the statement listed in the EPA or California Emission Control Warranty Explanation.
‡ 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. *asohol which contains a maximum 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 Shindaiwa oil label and
covered in your operator’s manual.
‡ Engine damage caused by use of ether or any starting Àuids.
‡ Damage caused by tampering with engine speed governor or emission components, or running engines above speci¿ed and
recommended engine speeds as listed in your operator’s manual.
‡ Operation of the unit with improperly maintained/removed cutting shield or removed/damaged air ¿lter.
‡ Damage caused by dirt, pressure or steam cleaning the unit, salt water, corrosion, rust, varnish, abrasives, and moisture.
‡ Defects, malfunctions or failures resulting from abuse, misuse, neglect, modi¿cations, alterations, normal wear, improper servicing, or use of unauthorized attachments.
‡ 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 operator’s manual is the customer’s responsibility.
‡ Failures due to improper set-up, pre-delivery service or repair service by anyone other than authorized Shindaiwa servicing
dealer during the warranty period.
‡ Certain parts and other items are not warranted, including but not limited to: lubricants, starter cords, and engine tune-ups.
‡ Use of spark plugs other than those meeting performance and durability requirements of the OEM spark plug listed in the Operator’s Manuals.
‡ Overheating or carbon scoring failures due to restricted, clogged exhaust port or combustion chamber, including damage to
spark arrester screen.
‡ Adjustments after the ¿rst (30) thirty days and beyond, such as carburetor adjustment and throttle cable adjustment.
‡ 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.
‡ Damage caused by pump or sprayer running dry, pumping or spraying caustic or Àammable materials, or lack of or broken
strainers.
‡ 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 Shindaiwa servicing dealer.
It is a dealer’s and/or customer’s responsibility to complete and return the warranty registration card supplied with your Shindaiwa
product or by visiting WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM. Your receipt of purchase including date, model and serial number must be maintained and presented to an authorized Shindaiwa 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 consequential damages, so you may also have other speci¿c
legal rights which vary from state to state. This limited warranty is given by ECHO Incorporated, 400 Oakwood Rd., Lake =urich, 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 OR USE and any implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY otherwise applicable to this product. ECHO, INC. and
its af¿liated companies shall not be liable for any special incidental or consequential damage, including lost pro¿ts. There are no
warranties extended other than as provided herein. This limited warranty may be modi¿ed only by ECHO, INC.
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Servicing Information
Parts/Serial Number
*enuine shindaiwa Parts and Assemblies for your shindaiwa products are available only from an Authorized shindaiwa Dealer. When you do need to buy parts always have the Model Number, Type and Serial Number of the unit with
you. You can ¿nd these numbers on the engine. For future reference, write them in the space provided below.
Model No. BBBBBBBBBBBBB Type BBBBBBBBBSN. BBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Service
Service of this product during the warranty period must be performed by an Authorized shindaiwa Service Dealer.
For the name and address of the Authorized shindaiwa Service Dealer nearest you, ask your retailer or call: 1-877986-7783. Dealer information is also available on WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM. When presenting your unit for Warranty
service/repairs, proof of purchase is required.
Consumer Product Support
If you require assistance or have questions concerning the application, operation or maintenance of this product you
may call the shindaiwa Consumer Product Support Department at 1-877-986-7783 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Central
Standard Time) Monday through Friday. Before calling, please know the model and serial number of your unit.
Warranty Registration
To ensure trouble free warranty coverage it is important that you register your shindaiwa equipment by ¿lling out the
warranty registration card supplied with your unit. Registering your product con¿rms your warranty coverage and provides a direct link if we ¿nd it necessary to contact you.
Additional or Replacement Manuals
Replacement Operator and Parts Catalogs are available from your shindaiwa dealer or at WWW.SHINDAIWA.COM
or by contacting the Consumer Product Support Department (1-877-986-7783). Always check WWW.SHINDAIWA.
COM for updated information.
ECHO Incorporated.
400 Oakwood Road
Lake =urich, IL 60047-1564 U.S.A.
Telephone: 1-877-986-7783
Fax: 1-847-540-8416
www.shindaiwa.com
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Phone: 81-428-32-6118
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