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BRUSHCUTTERS 260L/260U/ 330U/ 430U
USER MANUAL, MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
AND SPARE PARTS
READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATING
THE MACHINE
WARNING:
THIS SYMBOL INDICATES IMPORTANT SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
1
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS:
Before starting please note the following:
•
This brushcutter should only be used for
cutting grass, bush and light shrub. Using
the product for any other use not covered in
this manual could compromise the user’s
safety and result in personal injury.
•
•
Never use cutting devices other than those
supplied by the manufacturer, and use only
original spare parts supplied by the
manufacturer. Never tamper with safety
devices; this could be compromise your
safety.
•
Blades and cutting devices must be kept in
good condition. Do not use cutting parts
that are broken, worn, deformed, dented or
cracked.
•
To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide
poisoning, never start or use the machine in
an enclosed area. The fuel should only be
mixed and handled in a well ventilated area
away from all sources of heat, spark or
flame. Always switch off the engine
when handling fuel. Never smoke while
refueling the tank or mixing the fuel.
•
Ensure all safety devices are maintained in
good working condition. Any maintenance,
repair and component replacement must be
undertaken with the engine switched off
and all rotating cutting devices stationary
and immobilized.
•
When operating the machine, avoid
prolonged exposure to vibration. Although
designed to keep vibration to a minimum, it
is recommended that short rest periods be
taken to minimize any harmful effects that
vibration may cause.
•
Please be mindful that organic material from
grass and shrub can cause discomfort to hay
fever and other allergy sufferers.
Before using the machine, carefully read
the safety advice in this manual. Keep the
manual in a safe place for future reference.
• The brushcutter should only be used for the
purposes for which it has been designed.
•
Only competent operators should use this
machine following training in its safe use
and operation. Your dealer should be able
to assist you in obtaining appropriate
instruction from a qualified trainer.
•
When using the brushcutter the operator
is responsible for the safety of persons or
objects that lie within the working area.
•
Keep all people, animals and vulnerable
objects at least 15 meters away from the
machine and its working area.
•
NEVER use the machine when under the
influence of alcohol, drugs or any other
medication that may impair your judgment
and reaction time.
•
The machine must be operated only in
conditions of good visibility and natural
daylight.
•
Always wear appropriate safety clothing:
this includes safety shoes or boots with
non-slip soles and steel toe caps; safety
helmets and gloves. Always use protective
safety eye wear such as full protection
glasses, goggles or face shields. The use
of ear defenders is recommended to avoid
excessive exposure to noise.
Always ensure that your hair is tied safely
to avoid any risk of contact with moving
parts.
SAFETY SYMBOLS
6. Beware of objects being thrown from
the operating zone.
1. Warning, Danger, Caution
2. Read the documentation and safety
instructions which are provided in
this user manual.
7. Warning: keep all people, animals
and vulnerable objects at least 15
metres from the working area.
3. When operating this machine, use
protective equipment such as goggles,
helmet and ear defenders.
4. Wear security shoes and gloves.
360°
0 ft
15 m 5
8. Directive 2000-14/CE. Guaranteed
noise levels.
9. Danger: risk of intoxication.
10. Danger: risk of fire or explosion.
5. Beware: keep hands and feet away
from moving parts. Always keep a
safe distance from the cutting parts.
11. Hot surface, risk of burn.
Safety equipment:
A) Safety helmet
B) Ear defenders
C) Safety visor
D) Harness
E) Gloves
F) Cutter guard
G) Safety shoes
H) Heavy duty work suit
I ) Anti vibrating support
L) Throttle lever with stop switch
M) Engine with overheating protection
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
MODELS
Dry weight (without cutting tools and gasoline.)
Fuel tank capacity: (litres)
Blade diameter: (mm)
Blade thickness: (mm)
Number of teeth
Fixation hole diameter: (mm)
Max. blade rotation speed: rpm (min –1)
Rotation direction (as seen from above)
Cylinder displacement: ( cm3)
Power max.: (kw) in accordance with ISO 8893
Engine speed at max. power: rpm (min –1)
Shaft speed: rpm (min –1 )
Idle speed engine level: rpm (min –1)
Specific fuel consumption at max. power
(g/kW*h) in accordance with ISO 8893
Acoustic pressure level (lp a av) in dB
In accordance with EN 27917
Acoustic power level (lw a av) en dBA
In accordance with EN 10883
Acoustic power level guaranteed LwA
In accordance with Directive 2000-14/CE
Vibration level at min. level ( m/s 2)
In accordance with ISO 7916
Vibration level at full load ( m/s 2 )
In accordance with ISO 7916
Mitox 260
5.8 kg
0.7 l
255
1.4
3
25.4
9000
Counter
Clockwise
25.4
0.75
7000
7000
2500
≤580
Mitox 330
6.7 kg
0.75 l
255
1.4
3
25.4
9000
Counter
Clockwise
32.6
0.9
6500
6500
2500
≤650
Mitox 430
7.4 kg
1.1l
255
1.4
3
25.4
9000
Counter
Clockwise
42.7
1.25
6500
6500
2500
≤660
98 dBA
96 dBA
96dBA
109dBA
107dBA
107dBA
112dBA
110 dBA
110dBA
1.10
1.20
1.20
8.8
7.5
7.5
ASSEMBLY
Before operating, make sure that all parts
have been correctly assembled
The safety guard must be secured to the
support, near the gear case, with the four
screws and two plates provided.
HARNESS :
HANDLEBAR ASSEMBLY (‘U’handle)
The harness provided has foam hip
protection. It must be used with the belt on
the left shoulder and the hip protection on
the right side.
BALANCE OF THE MACHINE.
Take the right hand half handle (with the
throttle switch) and place it on the right
side of the mounting bracket. Similarly
mount the left hand half handle on the left
side. Secure the handle support bracket
with the 4 fixing screws provided and
tighten loosely. Adjust the handles on the
shaft to a comfortable working position
then tighten the fixing screws securely.
HANDLEBAR ASSEMBLY (Loop handle)
Before using the machine it is important to
adjust the harness to achieve a well
balanced operating position. Do this as
follows:
Place the belt on your left shoulder and
hook to the machine.
-Adjust the position of the fixing bracket
on the shaft of the machine to obtain an
even balance between the front and rear of
the machine.
-If you use the machine the with nylon
head, the harness must be adjusted so that
the distance between the ground and the
nylon head is between 0 and 300mm.
- If you use the 3 tooth blade, the harness
must be adjusted so that the distance
between the ground and the blade is
between 100 and 300mm.
TYPES OF CUTTING HEAD.
Fix the loop-handle to the shaft using the
rubber block provided. Adjust to a
comfortable working position then tighten
the fixing screws securely.
FITTING THE SAFETY GUARD.
(all models)
For safe and effective operation, make sure
you select the most appropriate cutting
head for the required application.
The 3 tooth blade and the nylon head
provided with the machine are suitable for
most applications. Use only genuine,
original spare parts that are supplied by the
manufacturer. Failure to do so could cause
injury.
Never use steel wire or other substitute
materials.
Only
use
the
parts
recommended by the manufacturer.
FITTING THE NYLON HEAD
Screw the nylon head anti-clockwise
(turn left) onto the threaded shaft at the
end of the gear case. Keep the shaft
locked in place by inserting a
screwdriver or hexagonal key through
the hole in the upper blade clamp and
tighten securely.
Make sure that the nylon head is
securely and safely locked in position.
The blade MUST be
correctly positioned on the upper
blade clamp otherwise SERIOUS
DAMAGE AND INJURY TO
PERSONS AND PROPERTY could
result.
FITTING THE 3 TOOTH BLADE
HEX key
Upper Blade Clamp
Blade
Lower Blade Clamp
Washer
Nut
Safety Split Pin
Remove split pin, unscrew the nut
clockwise (turn right) and remove the
lower blade clamp.
Place the 3 tooth blade on the upper
blade clamp, centring the centre of the
blade on the raised boss of the upper
blade clamp.
Replace the lower blade clamp in order
to secure the blade. Refit washer.
Screw the nut anti-clockwise (turn left)
using the tool provided.
Tightening torque: 30 Nm or 3 Mkg.
Make sure that the blade is completely
and safely locked in position. Refit
split pin.
MAIN PARTS BRUSHCUTTER :
1. Fuel tank - 2 stroke mixture.
2. Stop control switch.
3. Carburettor / air filter.
4. Handlebar
5. Anti-vibration support.
6. Throttle control lever.
7. Transmission shaft.
8. Gear box
9. Cutting head (blade shown)
10. Safety guard.
Make sure that all nuts and screws are
securely tightened. Make sure that both the
safety guard and the cutting heads used are
correctly assembled.
Always clear the working area of all
foreign objects such as nails, metal wire,
stones or broken glass that might be
thrown or become entangled with the
cutting heads.
NEVER start the machine
in an enclosed area or in a building.
Carbon monoxide exhaust gas can be
fatal if inhaled.
Never use nylon heads and/or
three tooth blades other than those
provided by the manufacturer. Ensure
that cutting heads are always in perfect
condition, free of dents, broken or
deformed teeth that could cause damage
to the machine and the cutting heads.
The cutting heads rotate at high-speed.
Objects can be projected at very high
speed so, to avoid serious injury or
damage to persons or property, great
care should be exercised at all times.
The manufacturer accepts no liability
for damage sustained through the
incorrect operation of the machine.
BEFORE STARTING
Before putting the machine into work,
make sure it is safely placed on a clean,
flat area, free from any loose obstacles.
The machine must be in a safe, horizontal
position, ensuring that the cutting head
cannot contact the soil or other loose
object.
Organic material from
grass and shrub can cause discomfort to
sufferers of hay fever and other allergies.
Use an appropriate mask or other
breathing protection.
STARTING THE ENGINE
FUEL MIXTURE: 25 : 1
Use fresh, unleaded petrol (95 RON) and
100 % synthetic oil specially made for
high performance two stroke engines. Mix
it in a ratio of 25 parts of petrol to 1 part of
oil.
Using synthetic oil specially made for twostroke engines, will reduce the formation
of ashes and carbon deposits in the spark
plug, the piston, the muffler and in the
cylinder as well as reducing emissions of
harmful exhaust gases. Lubrication will be
maximised and the engine’s life extended.
It is important only to use good quality,
fresh petrol and oil. The mixture should
be used within three weeks of being
prepared.
The petrol and oil must be
mixed prior to filling the fuel tank. For
best results, add the oil to the fuel can
after the petrol. This operation must be
carried out in a well ventilated area
away from naked flames, sparks or
lights and with the engine switched off.
Never smoke or use a mobile telephone
when carrying out this operation. Shake
the mixture well in the fuel can and the
engine fuel tank before use.
To fill the fuel tank, unscrew the cap of the
tank and, using a filler, pour the petrol/oil
mixture into the tank. Take care not to spill
any mixture around and/or on your
clothing. In the event of a spillage, wipe
away immediately.
To avoid a fire risk, start the engine at least
three metres away from the area where the
fuel tank had been filled.
Never fill the fuel tank when the engine
is hot.
ENGINE STARTING
To start the engine, proceed as follows:
1. Move the throttle control lever and
push the red button on the right handle
to the “START” position ‘U’ handle
models.
shaft firmly on the ground. With the
right hand, slowly pull the recoil starter
handle until engagement of the pawls
with the flywheel is felt.
5. Pull the recoil starter handle firmly for
4 or 5 times until the engine starts. The
red button will return to its original
position when the throttle lever is
engaged.
6. After starting release the choke lever to
the open position:
.
7. To avoid damage to the recoil starter,
never pull the cord to its entire
length.
Should the engine become flooded, turn
the ignition switch off, unscrew the spark
plug, wipe it dry or replace, pull the recoil
starter several times, without the spark
plug in place and choke in the open
position. This will help clean and ventilate
the combustion chamber.
IMPORTANT :
When the engine is at operating
temperature, these operations are not
necessary. Pull the recoil starter until
the engine starts.
When the engine is at idling speed, the
cutting head should not rotate. If it does,
seek the assistance of your dealer who
will carry out the necessary adjustments.
RUNNING IN
2. Push the “primer” button under the
carburettor, 4 or 5 times, to allow the
petrol to reach the clear plastic pipe by
the fuel tank..
3. Move the choke lever of the carburettor
to the closed position.
4. With your left hand, grip the
brushcutter and hold the transmission
During the first ten hours of work, run the
engine at a moderate speed. Do not run the
engine at maximum speed for prolonged
period until all the components have
bedded in. After the engine has been run in,
it will reach its maximum power.
After the two first hours of work, check
that all nuts and screws are securely
fastened and tighten if necessary.
USING THE BRUSHCUTTER
The safety guard is two coloured the
main part red and the small blade
holder is black.
1. When using the nylon head:
The safety guard must be used with
both parts in position; (main part
red + the small black blade holder).
2. When using the 3 tooth blade.
Remove the small black blade
holder (with a screwdriver) and use
only the main red safety guard.
Only use the cutting tools
supplied by the manufacturer.
All other blades, particularly
SAW
BLADES,
are
FORBIDDEN.
This brushcutter is only made to cut
grass, bush and light shrub.
* Ensure the machine is perfectly
balanced between the engine and the
cutting head. The cutting head must be
parallel to the ground and should not
require to be held in position.
* Ensure everything in the assembly is
in good working order by operating the
throttle gently for a few times without
reaching maximum engine revolutions.
* Make sure the cutting head is
completely stationary before moving to
the working area. Always carry the
machine with the cutting head below
waist height and as far away from the
body as possible. Make sure there are
no other people, animals or other
objects within a 15 metre radius.
15m
50ft
360°
Which setting to use with each
cutting head ?
The correct operating stance must have
both feet placed firmly on the ground
and the body well balanced.
Grass cutting
Cut the grass in 1.5 metre widths,
keeping the machine well balanced and
each step firm. When using the 3 tooth
blade for grass or shrub, always cut
from right to left to leave the debris on
the left for collection at a later time.
Try to avoid engaging stones, piles of
earth, small pieces of wood or anything
that could be hidden or difficult to see
in the grass. If a large object is
accidentally struck or if the cutting
head gets blocked or overloaded or
stringy material gets wrapped in the
cutting head: reduce the engine speed
to the idle speed to disengage the
clutch. Make sure that the cutting head
has stopped rotating switch off the
engine.
Put the brushcutter on the ground and
check that the cutting tool has not been
damaged e.g. broken teeth on the blade
or a cracked component. If necessary,
change the cutting head. If the head is
only wrapped by vegetation, remove
by hand and clean the cutting head.
Always wear safety gloves for this
operation and only with the engine
switch off and the head stationary.
When the 2 nylon cords become too
short, accelerate the engine and bump
the
nylon head on the ground,
automatically the 2 nylon cords will
feed out and be cut to the correct
length. Repeat the operation if
necessary.
CORRECT USE OF THE 3 TOOTH
BLADE.
It is also recommended that, after a few
hours of work, the machine be allowed to
idle at low rpm’s for a few minutes to
allow the engine to cool.
All safety systems and parts
of the machine must be in good order
when the brushcutter is in use.
When using the 3 tooth blade, avoid
the risk of serious injury by adopting
good safety practices. Pay attention to
the drawing below.
When cutting woody and fibrous
materials always use the 3 tooth blade in
the circular direction “A” below.
The circular position “B” is
acceptable only if the brushcutter is
gripped very tightly. It is not
recommended.
The circular position “NO” is
forbidden as it can endanger people,
animals and other objects. Never use
MAINTENANCE
this position.
A
NO!
B
All safety devices and
safety equipment must be maintained in
good operational condition at all times.
The engine and cutting head must be at
a complete standstill during assembly,
repair and cleaning operations.
Put the ignition switch to the “STOP”
position.
Brushcutters vibrate during use. Although
equipped with an anti-vibration device, the
vibrations can generate increased fatigue.
For this reason it is recommended that
regular pauses be taken during work.
Carburettor
-
Idle speed adjustment.
-
Screw or unscrew the butterfly screw
until the engine is at around 2500 Rpm.
This adjustment requires the use of a
small Philips screwdriver.
-
Annual Engine Maintenance
-
-
Clean air filter in warm soapy water,
dry and lightly oil before assembly, or
replace as necessary.
Remove and replace petrol filter.
Remove and inspect spark plug.
Replace if worn, or if it has excessive
build-up of carbon.
GEAR BOX.
-
Every 25 hours, grease the gearbox.
Unscrew the lateral cap of the gearbox and
put grease inside using an appropriate tool.
Use special gearbox grease that is designed
for high temperature conditions.
Screw the cap back on tightly.
-
In order to re-mix the oil with the
petrol, vigorously shake the mixture
in the fuel tank before use.
Dispose of fuel mixture after one
month.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Power loss or engine stopping.
MAINTENANCE
AFTER USE.
AND
STORAGE
After use, clean the brushcutter thoroughly.
Remove all residual grass and dirt; making
sure no debris is wrapped round the cutting
head. If possible re-wrap the machine in its
original packing material for safe storage
or transportation.
Avoid hitting or cutting the fuel tank while
putting the machine to the ground. Do not
let the brushcutter fall as this may cause
damage.
Whenever the machine is out of use for
over 1 month, take the following steps:
- Completely empty the fuel tank.
- Protect all metal parts from corrosion by
applying a thin coat of oil.
- With the ignition switch in the stop
position remove the spark-plug, put some
drops of oil in the cylinder, then pull the
recoil starter 2 to 3 times in order to
distribute evenly the oil. Replace the spark
plug.
- During the storage period, it is
recommended that the engine be run for a
few minutes every 3 months.
-
-
-
Check that the fuel tank is not empty.
The mixture does not reach to the
carburettor. Clean or change the fuel
filter in the fuel tank.
There is water in the mixture. Drain
then clean the entire fuel system .
The air filter is dirty. Clean the air filter.
Wash the foam with water and soap.
Dry the foam, oil it, and replace it in
the filter.
There are carbon deposits in the
cylinder exhaust pipe or the muffler.
Clean or change the muffler.
Bad quality cut.
-
-
-
Area too overgrown or thick for the
available engine power. Take smaller
quantities with each pass of the cutting
head.
Wrapped debris on the cutting. Stop the
machine and clear the obstruction as
previously instructed.
If blade is used: blade worn or not
sharp enough. Change the blade.
WARNING.
Using the engine with a petrol/oil mixture that does not conform to the
the manufacturer’s specification will invalidate the warranty.
Only use the machine with the cutting tools provided by the manufacturer.
‰ Nylon head : CG305F.8
‰ 3 teeth blade : CG420-2
The use of the brush-cutter with a "saw blade" is strictly forbidden
CONDITIONS OF WARRANTY
The manufacturer warrants the product against faulty materials and workmanship for
a period of 2 years from the date of first purchase. The warranty is applicable when
the product is used in normal “home owner” applications. If products are used for
commercial or professional purposes, the warranty period is for 6months from the
date of first purchase. Warranty does not extend to failure due to fair wear and tear.
The manufacturer undertakes to replace at his expense, any spare parts that are
classified as defective by him or his appointed service dealer. The manufacturer will
not accept liability for the replacement of the machine, either partially or wholly, and
/or consequential damages and /or interest charges either directly or indirectly.
Warranty does not cover failure due to:
Insufficient maintenance
Abnormal use or accidental damage
Incorrect assembly, adjustment or operation of the product
Spare parts that are subject to wear e.g. safety parts, blades, blade supports,
bearings, cables, guards, deflectors, spark plugs, air filters etc.
Neither does warranty extend to:
Freight and packing costs.
Use of non-genuine spare parts i.e. those from another manufacturer.
Use of the machine for any other purpose than that for which it was designed.
Use and maintenance of the machine in a manner not described in the owner’s
manual.
READ THE MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATING THE MACHINE
When ordering spare parts from your supplying dealer please ensure that the correct
model number and serial number of the product is registered.
Retain the receipt of purchase without which no warranty can be offered.
U.K. IMPORTER
To find your nearest stockist and authorised service dealer please contact:
Mitox Garden Machinery
Wincanton Business Park
WINCANTON
Somerset
BA9 9RS
U.K.
Tel.: 01963 828050
Fax.: 01963 828052
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