Poulan Pro PP446ET Instruction manual

Poulan Pro PP446ET Instruction manual
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Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
ESPAÑOL
PP446ET
For Occasional Use Only
Poulan PRO
1030 Stevens Creek Road
Augusta, GA 30907
Poulan PRO
850 Matheson Blvd. West
Mississauga, Ontario L5V 0B4
545177333
Rev. 3
3/5/09 BRW
FRANÇAIS
WARNING:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before
using this product. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
ADVERTENCIA:
Lea el manual de instrucciones y siga todas las advertencias e
instrucciones de seguridad. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones graves.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Lire le manuel d’instructions et bien respecter tous les avertissements et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Tout défaut de le
faire pourrait entraîner des blessures graves.
IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY SYMBOLS
DANGER: To prevent electrocution, do
not use near electrical wires or power lines. Keep
pruner at least 30 feet (10 meters) away from all
power lines.
DANGER: Falling objects can cause severe
head injury. Wear head protection when operating
this unit. Do not stand beneath branch being cut.
DANGER: Use only specified trimmer
head, spool, and 0.080 inch (2 mm) recommended
trimmer line. Never use blades, flailing devices,
wire, rope, string, etc. This attachment is designed
for line trimmer use only. Failure to follow these
instructions may result in serious injury.
WARNING: Avoid kickback which can result in serious injury. Kickback is the backward, upward or sudden forward motion of the guide bar occurring when the chain near the
upper tip of the guide bar contacts any object such as a log or branch, or when the wood
closes in and pinches the chain in the cut. Contacting a foreign object in the wood can also
result in loss of control.
WARNING: Do not operate pruner from a ladder
or unstable support. Always cut with both feet on solid
ground to prevent being pulled off balance.
WARNING: This unit can be dangerous! Careless or improper
use can cause serious injury.
Read the operator’s manual before use. Failure to follow instructions
could result in serious injury. Save operator’s manual.
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IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY SYMBOLS
Trimmer line can throw objects violently. You can be blinded or injured. Wear protective
gear. Always use steel-toed safety footwear with non-slip soles; snug-fitting clothing;
heavy, long pants, and long sleeves; heavy-duty, non-slip gloves; eye protection marked
Z87 such as non-fogging, vented goggles or face screen; an approved safety hard hat; and
sound barriers (ear plugs or mufflers) to protect your hearing. Regular users should have
hearing checked regularly as engine noise can damage hearing. Always use shoulder
strap when operating unit.
Secure hair above shoulder length. Do
not wear jewelry, loose clothing, or
clothing with loosely hanging straps,
ties, tassels, etc. They can be caught in
moving parts.
Hazard zone. Keep children, bystanders, and animals
a minimum of 50 feet (15 meters) away from the work
area. Do not allow other people or animals to be near
when starting or operating the pruner.
Hazard zone for thrown objects.
S Trimmer line throws objects violently.
S You and others can be blinded/injured.
S Keep children, bystanders, and animals 50 feet
(15 meters) away.
Carefully plan your pruning operation in advance. Do not
start cutting until you have a clear work area, secure
footing, and a planned retreat path.
Do not operate a pruner with one hand. Serious injury to the
operator, helpers, bystanders or any combination of these
persons may result from one-handed operation. A pruner is
intended for two-handed use.
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IDENTIFICATION OF SAFETY SYMBOLS
Assist handle to be positioned only below
the arrow.
Never allow children to operate this unit.
Store unit indoors in a high, dry place out of the reach of
children.
When servicing unit, use only identical replacement
parts.
Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before cleaning or servicing.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Never mix, pour, or store gasoline or
use the unit near a flame or sparks (including smoking, open flames, or
work that can cause sparks).
Use unleaded gasoline and two--stroke oil mixed at a ratio of
40:1 (2.5%).
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SAFETY RULES
S Always stop the unit when work is delayed
or when walking from one cutting location to
another. Stop the engine before setting the
unit down.
S Use only in daylight or good artificial light.
S Use only for jobs explained in this manual
(or manuals for optional attachments).
WARNING: Always disconnect spark
plug wire and place wire where it cannot contact
spark plug to prevent accidental starting when
setting up, transporting, adjusting or making repairs except carburetor adjustments.
Because a pruner is a high-speed wood-cutting
tool, special safety precautions must be observed to reduce the risk of accidents. Careless
or improper use of this tool can cause serious or
even fatal injury.
LINE TRIMMER SAFETY
WARNING: Inspect the area to be
trimmed before each use. Remove objects
(rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, etc.) which
can be thrown by or become entangled in line.
Hard objects can damage the trimmer head
and be thrown causing serious injury.
S Keep children, bystanders, and animals 50
feet (15 meters) away. Bystanders should be
encouraged to wear safety glasses. Stop
unit immediately if approached.
S Dress properly. Always wear safety
glasses or similar eye protection when
operating, or performing maintenance, on
your unit (safety glasses are available).
Eye protection should be marked Z87.
S Always wear face or dust mask if operation
is dusty.
S Always wear heavy, long pants, long
sleeves, boots, and gloves. Wearing safety
leg guards is recommended.
S Always wear foot protection. Do not go
barefoot or wear sandals. Stay clear of
spinning line.
S Secure hair above shoulder length. Secure
or remove loose clothing or clothing with
loosely hanging ties, straps, tassels, etc.
They can be caught in moving parts.
S Being fully covered also helps protect you
from debris and pieces of toxic plants
thrown by spinning line.
S Stay alert. Do not operate this unit when you
are tired, ill, upset or under the influence of
alcohol, drugs, or medication. Watch what
you are doing; use common sense.
S Wear hearing protection.
S Never start or run inside a closed room or
building. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill.
S Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
S Always keep engine on the right hand side
of your body.
S Hold the unit firmly with both hands.
S Keep trimmer head (or other optional
attachment) below waist level and away
from all parts of your body. Do not raise
engine above your waist.
S Keep all parts of your body away from
muffler and spinning line (or other optional
attachment). Keep engine below waist
level. A hot muffler can cause serious
burns.
S Keep firm footing and balance. Do not
overreach or use from unstable surfaces
such as ladders, trees, steep slopes,
rooftops, etc.
S Use only in daylight or good artificial light.
S Use only for jobs explained in this manual
(or manuals for optional attachments).
PLAN AHEAD
S Read this manual carefully until you
completely understand and can follow all
safety rules, precautions, and operating
instructions before attempting to use the unit.
S Restrict the use of your pruner to adult users
who understand and can follow safety rules,
precautions, and operating instructions found
on the unit and in this manual.
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
SAFETY INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
PRUNER SAFETY
S Keep all parts of your body away from the
chain when the engine is running.
S Do not handle or operate a pruner when you
are fatigued, ill, or upset, or if you have taken
alcohol, drugs, or medication. You must be in
good physical condition and mentally alert. If
you have any condition that might be
aggravated by strenuous work, check with
doctor before operating a pruner.
S Operate pruner only in a well-ventilated
outdoor area.
S Do not use a pruner to cut down trees or any
portion of the tree trunk.
S Only use for pruning limbs or branches
overhead not greater than 6 inches (15 cm)
in diameter.
S Do not cut small brush and saplings with the
pruner. Slender matter may catch in the
chain and be whipped toward you, pulling
you off balance.
S Make sure the chain will not make contact
with any object while starting the engine.
Never try to start the unit when the guide
bar is in a cut.
S Do not put pressure on the pruner at the end
of the cut. Applying pressure can cause you
to lose control when the cut is completed.
S Do not run the unit at high speed when not
pruning.
S If you strike or become entangled with a
foreign object, stop the engine immediately
and check for damage. Have any damage
repaired by an authorized service dealer
before attempting further operations.
S Do not operate a pruner that is damaged,
improperly adjusted, or not completely and
securely assembled. Always replace bar
and chain immediately if it becomes
damaged, broken or is otherwise removed.
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MAINTAIN YOUR UNIT IN GOOD
WORKING ORDER
S Stop engine and allow to cool before
removing fuel cap.
S Always store gasoline in a container
approved for flammable liquids.
WARNING: Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance except
carburetor adjustments.
S Look for and replace damaged or loose
parts before each use. Look for and repair
fuel leaks before use. Keep in good working
condition.
S Make certain the chain stops moving when
the throttle trigger is released.
For
correction, refer to CARBURETOR
ADJUSTMENTS.
S Replace trimmer head parts that are
chipped, cracked, broken, or damaged in
any other way before using the unit.
S Never modify your unit in any way.
S Keep the handles dry, clean, and free of oil
or fuel mixture.
S Keep fuel and oil caps, screws, and
fasteners securely tightened.
S Maintain unit according to recommended
procedures. Keep cutting line at proper
length.
S Use only 0.080″ (2 mm) diameter Poulan
PRO brand line. Never use wire, rope, string,
etc.
S Install required shield properly before using
the unit. Use only specified trimmer head;
make sure it is properly installed and
securely fastened.
S Make sure unit is assembled correctly as
shown in this manual.
S Make carburetor adjustments with lower
end supported to prevent line from
contacting any object.
S Keep others away when making carburetor
adjustments.
S Use only recommended Poulan PRO
accessories and replacement parts.
S Have all service performed by a qualified
service dealer with the exception of the
items listed in the maintenance section of
this manual.
KICKBACK
WARNING: Avoid kickback which
can result in serious injury. Kickback is the
backward, upward or sudden forward motion
of the guide bar occurring when the chain
near the upper tip of the guide bar contacts
any object such as a log or branch, or when
the wood closes in and pinches the chain in
the cut. Contacting a foreign object in the
wood can also result in loss of control.
S Rotational Kickback can occur when the
moving chain contacts an object at the upper
tip of the guide bar. This contact can cause
the chain to dig into the object, which stops
the chain for an instant. The result is a
lightning fast, reverse reaction which kicks the
guide bar up and back toward the operator.
S Pinch-Kickback can occur when the wood
closes in and pinches the moving chain in
the cut along the top of the guide bar and the
chain is suddenly stopped. This sudden
stopping of the chain results in a reversal of
the chain force used to cut wood and
causes the pruner to move in the opposite
direction of the chain rotation. The pruner is
driven straight back toward the operator.
S Pull-In can occur when the moving chain
contacts a foreign object in the wood in the cut
along the bottom of the guide bar and the
chain is suddenly stopped. This sudden
stopping pulls the pruner forward and away
from the operator and could easily cause the
operator to lose control of the pruner.
REDUCE THE CHANCE OF
KICKBACK
S Recognize that kickback can happen. With
a basic understanding of kickback, you can
reduce the element of surprise which
contributes to accidents.
S Never let the moving chain contact any
object at the tip of the guide bar.
S Keep the working area free from
obstructions such as other trees, branches,
rocks, stumps, etc. Eliminate or avoid any
obstruction that your chain could hit while
you are cutting. When cutting a branch, do
not let the guide bar contact branch or other
objects around it.
S Keep your chain sharp and properly
tensioned. A loose or dull chain can
increase the chance of kickback occurring.
Follow manufacturer’s chain sharpening
and maintenance instructions. Check
tension at regular intervals with the engine
stopped, never with the engine running.
Make sure the bar clamp nut is securely
tightened after tensioning the chain.
S Begin and continue cutting at full speed. If
the chain is moving at a slower speed, there
is greater chance of kickback occurring.
S Cut one branch at a time.
S Use extreme caution when re-entering a
previous cut.
HANDLE FUEL WITH CAUTION
S Do not smoke while handling fuel or while
operating the unit.
S Eliminate all sources of sparks or flame in
the areas where fuel is mixed or poured.
There should be no smoking, open flames,
or work that could cause sparks. Allow
engine to cool before refueling.
S Mix and pour fuel in an outdoor area on bare
ground; store fuel in a cool, dry, well
ventilated place; and use an approved,
marked container for all fuel purposes.
Wipe up all fuel spills before starting engine.
S Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) from fueling
site before starting engine.
S Turn the engine off and let unit cool in a
non-combustible area, not on dry leaves,
straw, paper, etc. Slowly remove fuel cap
and refuel unit.
S Store the unit and fuel in an area where fuel
vapors cannot reach sparks or open flames
from water heaters, electric motors or
switches, furnaces, etc.
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S Do not attempt cuts starting with the tip of
the bar (plunge cuts).
S Watch for shifting of wood or other forces that
could close a cut and pinch or fall into chain.
S Use the Reduced--Kickback Guide Bar and
Low--Kickback Chain specified for your unit.
which deflect kickback force and allow
wood to gradually ride into the cutter.
MAINTAIN CONTROL
Low--- Kickback
Chain
Contoured Depth Gauge
Elongated Guard Link
Deflects
kickback force
and allows wood
to gradually ride
into cutter
Can Obstruct Material
Not a Low--- Kickback Chain
WARNING: The engine exhaust
from this product contains chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
SAFETY NOTICE: Exposure to vibrations
through prolonged use of gasoline powered
hand tools could cause blood vessel or nerve
damage in the fingers, hands, and joints of
people prone to circulation disorders or abnormal swellings. Prolonged use in cold
weather has been linked to blood vessel damage in otherwise healthy people. If symptoms
occur such as numbness, pain, loss of
strength, change in skin color or texture, or
loss of feeling in the fingers, hands, or joints,
discontinue the use of this tool and seek medical attention. An anti--vibration system does
not guarantee the avoidance of these problems. Users who operate power tools on a
continual and regular basis must monitor
closely their physical condition and the condition of this tool.
SPECIAL NOTICE: This unit is equipped
with a temperature limiting muffler and spark
arresting screen which meets the requirements of California Codes 4442 and 4443. All
U.S. forest land and the states of California,
Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington require by law that
many internal combustion engines be
equipped with a spark arresting screen. If you
operate in a locale where such regulations exist, you are legally responsible for maintaining
the operating condition of these parts. Failure
to do so is a violation of the law. For normal
homeowner use, the muffler and spark arresting screen will not require any service. After
50 hours of use, we recommend that your
muffler be serviced or replaced by an authorized service dealer.
S Keep a good, firm grip on the pruner with
both hands when the engine is running and
don’t let go. A firm grip will help you reduce
kickback and maintain control. Keep the
fingers of your left hand encircling and your
left thumb under the assist handle. Keep
your right hand completely around the
throttle handle whether your are right
handed or left handed.
S Stand with your weight evenly balanced on
both feet.
S Stand slightly to the left side of the pruner to
keep your body from being in a direct line
with the cutting chain.
KICKBACK SAFETY FEATURES
The following features are included on your
pruner to help reduce the hazard of kickback;
however, such features will not totally eliminate
this danger. As a pruner user, do not rely only
on safety devices. You must follow all safety
precautions, instructions, and maintenance in
this manual to help avoid kickback and other
forces which can result in serious injury.
S Reduced--Kickback Guide Bar, designed
with a small radius tip which reduces the
size of the kickback danger zone on the bar
tip.
Reduced Kickback Symmetrical Guide Bar
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES
FOR OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS
Small Radius Tip
WARNING: For each optional attachment used, read entire instruction manual before use and follow all warnings and instructions in manual and on attachment.
Symmetrical Guide Bar
Large Radius Tip
S Low--Kickback Chain, designed with a
contoured depth gauge and guard link
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WARNING: Ensure handlebar is
installed when using brushcutter attachment.
Attach handlebar above arrow on safety label
on the upper shaft (engine end of unit). If your
brushcutter attachment does not include a
handlebar, a handlebar accessory kit
(#530071451) is available from your authorized service dealer.
S
S
Handlebar
S
EDGER SAFETY
S
WARNING: Inspect the area to be
edged before each use. Remove objects
(rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, etc.) which
can be thrown by the blade or can wrap
around the shaft.
S
ricochet which can hurt people or animals,
break glass, or cause other damage.
Never run unit without the proper equipment attached. When using your unit as a
blower, always install blower tubes.
Check air intake opening, blower tubes or
vacuum tubes frequently, always with engine stopped and spark plug disconnected.
Keep vents and discharge tubes free of debris which can accumulate and restrict
proper air flow.
Never place any object in air intake opening
as this could restrict proper air flow and
cause damage to the unit.
Never use for spreading chemicals, fertilizers, or other substances which may contain
toxic materials.
To avoid spreading fire, do not use near leaf
or brush fires, fireplaces, barbecue pits,
ashtrays, etc.
BRUSHCUTTER SAFETY
WARNING: Blade rotates momentarily after the trigger is released or engine is
turned off. The blade can seriously cut you or
others. Allow blade to stop before removing it
from the cut.
DANGER: Blade can thrust violently
away from material it does not cut. Blade
thrust can cause amputation of arms or legs.
WARNING: Do not use trimmer head
as a fastening device for the blade.
S Throw away blades that are bent, warped,
cracked, broken or damaged in any other
way. Replace parts that are cracked,
chipped, or damaged before using the unit.
S Do not attempt to remove cut material nor
hold material to be cut when the engine is
running or when cutting blade is moving.
S Always keep the wheel and depth adjusting
skid in contact with the ground.
S Always push the unit slowly over the
ground. Stay alert for uneven sidewalks,
holes in the terrain, large roots, etc.
WARNING: The blade continues to
spin after the trigger is released or engine is
turned off. The coasting blade can throw objects or seriously cut you if accidentally
touched. Stop the blade by contacting the
right hand side of the coasting blade with material already cut.
BLOWER/VACUUM SAFETY
WARNING: Inspect area before
starting unit. Remove all debris and hard objects such as rocks, glass, wire, etc. that can
ricochet, be thrown, or otherwise cause injury
or damage during operation.
S Do not set unit on any surface except a
clean, hard area while engine is running.
Debris such as gravel, sand, dust, grass,
etc., could be picked up by the air intake
and thrown out through discharge opening,
damaging unit, property, or causing serious
injury to bystanders or operator.
S Never place objects inside the blower tubes,
vacuum tubes or blower outlet. Always direct
the blowing debris away from people, animals, glass, and solid objects such as trees,
automobiles, walls, etc. The force of air can
cause rocks, dirt, or sticks to be thrown or to
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WARNING: Inspect the area to be
cut before each use. Remove objects (rocks,
broken glass, nails, wire, etc.) which can be
thrown or become entangled in the blade or
trimmer line.
HEDGE TRIMMER SAFETY
S Throw away and replace blades that are
bent, warped, cracked, broken or damaged
in any other way.
S Install required shield properly before using
the unit. Use the metal shield for all metal
blade use.
DANGER: RISK OF CUT; KEEP
HANDS AWAY FROM BLADE -- Blade
moves momentarily after the trigger is released or engine is turned off. Do not attempt
to clear away cut material when the blade is in
motion. Make sure engine is stopped, the spark
plug wire is disconnected, and the blade has
stopped moving before removing jammed material from the cutting blade. Do not grab or hold
the unit by the cutting blade.
WARNING: Only use brushcutter attachments that provide a metal shield with
proboscis nose.
Proboscis
nose
S Use only specified blade and make sure it is
properly installed and securely fastened.
S Cut from your left to your right. Cutting on
the right side of the shield will throw debris
away from the operator.
S Always use the handlebar and a properly
adjusted shoulder strap with blade (see ASSEMBLY instructions in brushcutter attachment instruction manual).
WARNING: Inspect the area before
starting the unit. Remove all debris and hard
objects such as rocks, glass, wire, etc. that
can ricochet, be thrown, or otherwise cause
injury or damage during operation.
S Do not use a cutting blade that is bent,
warped, cracked, broken or damaged in any
other way. Have worn or damaged parts replaced by your authorized service dealer.
S Always keep unit in front of your body.
Keep all parts of your body away from the
cutting blade.
S Keep the cutting blade and air vents clear of
debris.
CULTIVATOR SAFETY
WARNING: Rotating tines can cause
serious injury. Keep away from rotating tines.
Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug
before unclogging tines or making repairs.
SNOW THROWER SAFETY
WARNING: Inspect the area to be
cultivated before starting the unit. Remove all
debris and hard and sharp objects such as
rocks, vines, branches, rope, string, etc.
S Avoid heavy contact with solid objects that
might stop the tines. If heavy contact occurs, stop the engine and inspect the unit
for damage.
S Never operate the cultivator without the tine
cover in place and properly secured.
S Keep the tines and guard clear of debris.
S After striking a foreign object, stop the engine,
disconnect the spark plug and inspect the cultivator for damage. Repair before restarting.
S Disconnect attachment from the drive engine before cleaning the tines with a hose
and water to remove any build--up. Oil the
tines to prevent rust.
S Always wear gloves when servicing or
cleaning the tines. The tines become very
sharp from use.
S Do not run unit at high speed unless cultivating.
WARNING: Keep hands and feet
away from the rotor when starting or running
the engine. Never attempt to clear the rotor
with the engine/motor running. Stop engine
and disconnect spark plug before unclogging
snow or debris from discharge chute or when
adjusting vanes.
WARNING: Never lean over discharge chute. Rocks or debris could be
thrown into the eyes and face and cause serious injury or blindness.
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WARNING: Inspect the area where
the unit is to be used. Remove objects that
could be thrown or damage the unit. Some
objects may be hidden by fallen snow -- be
alert for the possibility.
S Direct material discharge away from glass
enclosures, automobiles, etc.
S Do not run engine at high speed while not
removing snow.
S Be attentive when using the snowthrower,
and stay alert for holes in the terrain and
other hidden hazards.
S Make sure the rotor will spin freely before
attaching the snowthrower to the powerhead.
S If the rotor will not rotate freely due to frozen
ice, thaw the unit before thoroughly before
attempting to operate under power.
S Keep the rotor clear of debris.
S Do not throw snow near other people. The
snow thrower could propel small objects at
high speed causing injury.
S After striking a foreign object, stop the engine, disconnect spark plug and inspect the
snowthrower for damage and repair if necessary before restarting unit.
S Never operate the snowthrower near glass
enclosures, automobiles and trucks.
S Never attempt to use the snowthrower on a
roof.
S Never operate the snowthrower near window wells, dropoffs, etc.
S Never discharge snow onto public roads or
near moving traffic.
S Clear snow from slopes by going up and
down; never across. Use caution when
changing directions. Never clear snow
from steep slopes.
S Let snowthrower run for a few minutes after
clearing snow so moving parts do not
freeze.
S Look behind and use care when backing
up. Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling, especially when operating in reverse.
S Know how to stop quickly.
ASSEMBLY
WARNING:
If received assembled,
repeat all steps to ensure your unit is properly
assembled and all fasteners are secure.
Examine parts for damage. Do not use damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find parts
missing or damaged, call 1-800-554-6723.
It is normal for the fuel filter to rattle in the
empty fuel tank.
Finding fuel or oil residue on muffler is normal
due to carburetor adjustments and testing
done by the manufacturer.
5.
6.
Push the attachment into the coupler until
the locking/release button snaps into the
primary hole.
Before using the unit, tighten the knob securely by turning clockwise.
Coupler
Primary Hole
Guide Recess
Upper
Shaft
TOOLS REQUIRED
Locking/
Release
Button
Lower
Attachment
S Hex wrench (provided)
INSTALLING PRUNER OR LINE
TRIMMER ATTACHMENTS
CAUTION: When removing or installing at-
tachments, place the unit on a flat surface for
stability.
1. Loosen the coupler by turning the knob
counterclockwise.
Coupler
WARNING: Make sure the locking/
release button is locked in the primary hole
and the knob is securely tightened before operating the unit. All attachments are designed
to be used in the primary hole unless otherwise
stated in the applicable attachment instruction
manual. Using the wrong hole could lead to serious injury or damage to the unit.
LOOSEN
Shipping
protector
TIGHTEN
Knob
2. Remove shipping protector from coupler.
3. Remove the shaft cap from the attachment (if present).
4. Position locking/release button of attachment into guide recess of coupler.
Locking/Release
Button in Primary Hole
For assembly of optional attachments (see
list on page 13), refer to the ASSEMBLY section of the applicable attachment instruction
manual.
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SHOULDER STRAP ASSEMBLY
ADJUSTING THE ASSIST HANDLE
WARNING: Proper shoulder strap
adjustments must be made with the engine
completely stopped before using unit.
1. Try on shoulder strap and adjust for fit
and balance before starting the engine or
beginning a cutting operation.
2. Insert your right arm and head through
the shoulder strap and allow it to rest on
your left shoulder. Make sure the danger
sign is centered on your back and the
hook is to the right side of your waist.
NOTE: A one-half twist is built in the shoulder strap to allow the strap to rest flat on the
shoulder.
3. Adjust the strap, allowing the hook to be
about 3 -- 6 inches (8 -- 15 cm) below the
waist.
4. Fasten the strap hook to the clamp located between the throttle handle and the
assist handle and lift the tool to the operating position.
NOTE: It may be necessary to relocate the
shoulder strap clamp on the shaft for proper
balancing of unit.
WARNING: When adjusting the assist handle, be sure it remains between the
lower arrow (closest to
coupler and the
coupler) on the safety label to ensure proper
balancing of unit. When adjusting the assist
handle or handlebar during use of optional attachments, it must be repositioned between
upper arrow
the throttle trigger and the
(closest to engine) on the safety label.
1. Loosen wing nut on handle.
2. Rotate the handle on the shaft to an upright position; retighten wing nut.
TO RELOCATE SHOULDER STRAP
CLAMP:
1. Loosen and remove both clamp screws.
2. Place the upper shoulder strap clamp
over the upper shaft.
3. Position the lower shoulder strap clamp
under the upper shaft and align the upper
and lower clamp screw holes.
ATTACHING SHIELD (FOR LINE
TRIMMER ATTACHMENT)
WARNING: The shield must be properly installed. The shield provides partial protection from the risk of thrown objects to the operator and others and is equipped with a line limiter
blade which cuts excess line to the proper
length. The line limiter blade (on underside of
shield) is sharp and can cut you. For proper
orientation of shield, see KNOW YOUR TRIMMER illustration in OPERATION section.
1. Remove wing nut from shield.
2. Insert bracket into slot as shown.
3. Pivot shield until bolt passes through hole
in bracket.
4. Securely tighten wing nut onto bolt.
Slot
Shield
Upper Shoulder
Strap Clamp
Bracket
POWERHEAD
END
Lower Shoulder
Strap Clamp
Line Limiter Blade
ATTACHMENT
END
Screws
4. Insert two screws into the screw holes.
5. Secure shoulder strap clamp by tightening screws with a hex wrench.
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Wing
Nut
OPERATION
KNOW YOUR PRUNER
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls
and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Assist handle
Coupler
Pruner
Shoulder strap clamp
Starter handle
Shaft
Line trimmer
attachment
ON/STOP switch
Attachment hanger
Primer
bulb
Bar oil fill cap
Chain
Shield
Bar
ON/STOP SWITCH
Throttle trigger
Bar nut
The ON/STOP switch is located on the trigger
handle and is used to stop the engine. To stop
the engine, push and release the engine ON/
STOP switch.
PRIMER BULB
The PRIMER BULB removes air from the carburetor and fuel lines and fills them with fuel.
This allows you to start the engine with fewer
pulls on the starter rope. Activate the primer bulb
by pressing it and allowing it to return to its original form.
START LEVER
The START LEVER helps to supply fuel to the
engine to aid in starting. Activate the starting
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
WARNING: Be sure to read the fuel
information in the safety rules before you begin. If you do not understand the safety rules,
do not attempt to fuel your unit. Call
1-800-554-6723.
FUELING ENGINE
WARNING:
when refueling.
Fuel mix
fill cap
Remove fuel cap slowly
HELPFUL TIP
To obtain the correct oil mix
ratio, pour 3.2 ounces of
2-- cycle synthetic oil into
one gallon of fresh gas.
This engine is certified to operate on
unleaded gasoline. Before operation,
gasoline must be mixed with a good quality
synthetic 2-cycle air-cooled engine oil
designed to be mixed at a ratio of 40:1.
Start lever
Muffler
system by moving the start lever to the START
position. DO NOT squeeze the throttle trigger
until the engine has started and runs. After the
engine starts, allow the engine to warm--up 5
seconds, then fully squeeze the throttle trigger
to deactivate the starting system.
COUPLER
The COUPLER enables optional attachments to be installed on the unit.
CHAIN TENSION
It is normal for a new chain to stretch during
first 15 minutes of operation. You should
check your chain tension frequently. See
CHAIN TENSION in the SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS section.
Poulan/WEED EATER brand synthetic oil is
recommended. Mix gasoline and oil at a ratio
of 40:1. A 40:1 ratio is obtained by mixing 3.2
fluid ounces (95 ml) of oil with 1 gallon (4
liters) of unleaded gasoline. DO NOT USE
automotive oil or marine oil. These oils will
cause engine damage. When mixing fuel, follow
instructions printed on container. Once oil is
added to gasoline, shake container momentarily
to assure that the fuel is thoroughly mixed.
Always read and follow the safety rules relating
to fuel before fueling your unit.
CAUTION: Never use straight gasoline in
your unit. This will cause permanent engine
damage and void the limited warranty.
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
This engine requires the use of minimum 87
octane [R+M]/2 clean gasoline.
IMPORTANT
Use of alcohol blended fuels (called gasohol or
using ethanol or methanol) can cause major engine performance and durability problems.
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WARNING: Alternative fuels (not gasoline) such as E--15 (15% alcohol), E--20 (20%
alcohol), E--85 (85% alcohol) are NOT classified
as gasoline and are NOT approved for use in
2--stroke gasoline engines. Use of alternative
fuels will cause problems such as: improper
clutch engagements, overheating, vapor lock,
power loss, lubrication deficiency, deterioration
of fuel lines, gaskets and internal carburetor
components, etc. Alternative fuels cause high
moisture absorption into the fuel/oil mixture
leading to oil and fuel separation.
BAR AND CHAIN LUBRICATION
The bar and chain require lubrication. The chain
oiler provides continuous lubrication to the chain
and guide bar. Be sure to fill the bar oil tank
when you fill the fuel tank (Capacity = 4.6 fl. oz.).
Lack of oil will quickly ruin the bar and chain.
Too little oil will cause overheating shown by
smoke coming from the chain and/or discoloration of the bar. The oil output is automatically
metered during operation. Always fill the bar oil
tank when you fill the fuel tank.
Genuine Poulan or Poulan PRO bar and
chain oil is recommended to protect your unit
against excessive wear from heat and friction. Poulan or Poulan PRO oil resists high
temperature thinning. If Poulan or Poulan
PRO bar and chain oil is not available, use a
good grade SAE 30 oil.
S Never use waste oil for bar and chain
lubrication.
S Always stop the engine before removing
the oil cap.
HOW TO STOP YOUR UNIT
S Release the throttle trigger.
S Push and release the engine ON/STOP
switch. The switch will automatically return
to the ON position. Wait 5 seconds before
attempting to restart unit to allow switch to
reset.
HELPFUL TIP
If your engine still does not
start after following these
instructions, please call
1-- 800-- 554-- 6723.
STARTING A COLD ENGINE
NOTE: DO NOT squeeze the throttle trigger
until the engine has started and runs.
1. Set unit on a flat surface.
2. Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
3. Move the start lever to the START position.
Starter Handle
Start
Lever
Primer Bulb
Muffler
4.
5.
Pull starter rope handle sharply until engine starts and runs.
Allow unit to run for 5 seconds, then fully
squeeze the throttle trigger to disengage
the starting system.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1.
Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger.
Keep throttle trigger fully squeezed until
engine runs smoothly.
2. Pull starter rope sharply while squeezing
throttle trigger until engine runs.
NOTE: Normally, the warm starting procedure can be used within 5--10 minutes after
the unit is turned off. If the unit sits for more
than 10 minutes without being ran, it will be
necessary to start the unit by following the
steps under STARTING A COLD ENGINE or
following the starting instruction steps shown
on the unit.
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
ON/STOP Switch
HOW TO START YOUR UNIT
WARNING: Make sure the chain will
not make contact with any object while starting
the engine. Never try to start the unit when the
guide bar is in a cut. Avoid any contact with the
muffler. A hot muffler can cause serious burns.
Starting Position
Flooded engines can be started by placing
the start lever in the RUN position. Fully
squeeze throttle trigger. Pull the starter handle repeatedly while squeezing throttle trigger
until engine starts and runs. This could require pulling the starter handle many times,
depending on how badly the unit is flooded.
If the unit still doesn’t start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or call
1-800-554-6723.
OPERATING THE COUPLER
This model is equipped with a coupler which
enables optional attachments to be installed.
The optional attachments are:
MODEL:
Edger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PP1000E
Cultivator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PP2000T
Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PP3000B
Brushcutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PP4000C
WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before removing or installing attachments.
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REMOVING PRUNER ATTACHMENT, LINE TRIMMER ATTACHMENT, OR OTHER OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS
CAUTION: When removing or installing at-
tachments, place the unit on a flat surface for
stability.
1. Loosen the coupler by turning the knob
counterclockwise.
Upper Shaft
Coupler
LOOSEN
Lower
Attachment
TIGHTEN
Knob
2. Press and hold the locking/release button.
Locking/Release
Button
Coupler
Lower Attachment
Locking/Release
Button in Primary Hole
INSTALLING ATTACHMENT
HANGER
An attachment hanger is provided for storage
when attachment is not in use.
To install hanger on attachment:
1. Remove the shaft cap from the attachment (if present) and discard.
2. Press and hold the locking/release button.
3. Push hanger onto the attachment until the
locking/release button snaps into the hole.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
It is recommended that the engine not be
operated for longer than 1 minute at full
throttle.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR
PRUNER ATTACHMENT
OPERATING POSITION
Upper Shaft
3. While securely holding the engine and
upper shaft, pull the attachment straight
out of the coupler.
ALWAYS WEAR:
Head
protection
Eye
protection
INSTALLING OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS
1. Remove the shaft cap from the attachment (if present).
2. Position locking/release button of attachment into guide recess of coupler.
3. Push the attachment into the coupler until
the locking/release button snaps into the
primary hole.
4. Before using the unit, tighten the knob securely by turning clockwise.
Coupler Primary Hole
Guide Recess
Upper
Shaft
Locking/
Release
Button
Attachment
WARNING: Make sure the locking/
release button is locked in the primary hole
and the knob is securely tightened before operating the unit. All attachments are designed
to be used in the primary hole unless otherwise
stated in the applicable attachment instruction
manual. Using the wrong hole could lead to serious injury or damage to the unit.
Long pants
Heavy
shoes
DANGER: Do not extend arms above
shoulders while pruning. Do not stand beneath branch being cut.
WARNING: Always wear head, eye,
hearing, foot and body protection to reduce
the risk of injury when operating this unit.
When operating unit, clip shoulder strap onto
clamp, stand as shown and check for the following:
S Extend your left arm and hold assist handle
with your left hand.
S Hold throttle grip with your right hand with
finger on throttle trigger.
S Keep engine end below waist level.
S Keep shoulder strap pad centered on your
left shoulder and danger sign centered on
your back.
S Maintain full weight of tool on your left
shoulder.
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Always release the throttle trigger and allow the
engine to return to idle speed when not pruning.
To stop engine:
S Release the throttle trigger.
S Push and release the engine ON/STOP
switch.
NOTE: When making the second and third
cuts, rest the foot of the pruner against the
tree limb that is being cut to prevent whipping
of the branch.
PRUNING
WARNING: Be alert for and guard
against kickback. Do not allow the moving chain
to contact any other branches or objects at the
nose of the guide bar when pruning. Allowing
such contact can result in serious injury.
IMPORTANT POINTS
S Work slowly, keeping both hands firmly
gripped on the pruner. Maintain secure
footing and balance.
S Plan cut carefully. Check direction branch
will fall.
S Watch out for springpoles. Springpoles are
small size limbs which can catch the chain
and whip toward you or pull you off balance.
Use extreme caution when cutting small size
limbs or slender material.
S Watch out for branches immediately behind
the branch being pruned. If the chain hits the
rear branch, damage to the unit may occur.
S Be alert for springback. Watch out for
branches that are bent or under pressure.
Avoid being struck by the branch or the
pruner when the tension in the wood fibers
is released.
S Keep a clear work area. Frequently clear
branches out of the way to avoid tripping
over them.
S Long branches should be removed in
several pieces.
Foot
2.
3.
Next, move 2 -- 4 inches (5 -- 10 cm) farther out on the limb and make a second
cut all the way through the limb.
Then, make a final cut leaving a 1 -- 2 inch
(2.5 -- 5 cm) collar from the trunk of the
tree to avoid damage to the tree.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR
TRIMMER ATTACHMENT
OPERATING POSITION
ALWAYS WEAR:
Eye Protection
PRUNING TECHNIQUE
Long Pants
When ready to cut, accelerate to full throttle
and apply a light cutting pressure. DO NOT
use back and forth sawing action.
Heavy Shoes
Cut from your right to your left.
Second cut
Third cut
Collar
First cut
Pruning technique
1. Make the first cut 6 inches (15 cm) from
the tree trunk on the bottom of the limb.
Use top of guide bar to make this cut. Cut
1/3 through the diameter of the limb.
WARNING: Always wear eye protection. Never lean over the trimmer head.
Rocks or debris can ricochet or be thrown into
eyes and face and cause blindness or other
serious injury.
Do not run the engine at a higher speed than
necessary. The cutting line will cut efficiently
when the engine is run at less than full throttle.
At lower speeds, there is less engine noise
and vibration. The cutting line will last longer
and will be less likely to “weld” onto the spool.
Always release the throttle trigger and allow
the engine to return to idle speed when not
cutting.
To stop engine:
S Release the throttle trigger.
S Push and release the engine ON/STOP
switch.
TRIMMER LINE ADVANCE
The trimmer line will advance approximately 2
inches (5 cm) each time the bottom of the
trimmer head is tapped on the ground with the
engine running at full throttle.
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The most efficient line length is the maximum
length allowed by the line limiter.
Always keep the shield in place when the tool
is being operated.
To advance line:
S Operate the engine at full throttle.
S Hold the trimmer head parallel to and above
the grassy area.
S Tap the bottom of the trimmer head lightly on
the ground one time. Approximately 2 inches
(5 cm) of line will be advanced with each tap.
Always tap the trimmer head on a grassy
area. Tapping on surfaces such as concrete
or asphalt can cause excessive wear to the
trimmer head.
If the line is worn down to 2 inches (5 cm) or
less, more than one tap will be required to obtain the most efficient line length.
WARNING: Use only 0.080” (2 mm)
diameter line. Other sizes of line will not advance properly and can cause serious injury.
Do not use other materials such as wire,
string, rope, etc. Wire can break off during
cutting and become a dangerous missile that
can cause serious injury.
TRIMMING -- Hold the bottom of the trimmer
head about 3 inches (8 cm) above the ground
and at an angle. Allow only the tip of the line to
make contact. Do not force trimmer line into
work area.
Trimming
3 inches (8 cm)
above ground
SCALPING -- The scalping technique removes unwanted vegetation down to the
ground. Hold the bottom of the trimmer head
about 3 inches (8 cm) above the ground and
at an angle. Allow the tip of the line to strike the
ground around trees, posts, monuments, etc.
This technique increases line wear.
Scalping
CUTTING METHODS
WARNING: Use minimum speed
and do not crowd the line when cutting around
hard objects (rock, gravel, fence posts, etc.),
which can damage the trimmer head, become
entangled in the line, or be thrown causing a
serious hazard.
S The tip of the line does the cutting. You will
achieve the best performance and
minimum line wear by not crowding the line
into the cutting area. The right and wrong
ways are shown below.
Tip of the Line
Line Crowded Into
Does The Cutting
Work Area
Wrong
Right
S The line will easily remove grass and
weeds from around walls, fences, trees and
flower beds, but it also can cut the tender
bark of trees or shrubs and scar fences.
S For trimming or scalping, use less than full
throttle to increase line life and decrease head
wear, especially:
S During light duty cutting.
S Near objects around which the line can
wrap such as small posts, trees or fence
wire.
S For mowing or sweeping, use full throttle for
a good clean job.
MOWING -- Your trimmer is ideal for mowing
in places conventional lawn mowers cannot
reach. In the mowing position, keep the line
parallel to the ground. Avoid pressing the
head into the ground as this can scalp the
ground and damage the tool.
Mowing
SWEEPING -- The fanning action of the rotating line can be used for a quick and easy
clean up. Keep the line parallel to and above
the surfaces being swept and move the tool
from side to side.
Sweeping
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MAINTENANCE
Chain Adjustment Tool
WARNING: Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance except
for carburetor adjustments.
Guide
Bar
HELPFUL TIP
IMPORTANT: Have all
repairs other than the recommended maintenance
described in the instruction
manual performed by an
authorized service dealer.
If any dealer other than an authorized
service dealer performs work on the
product, Poulan PRO may not pay for
repairs under warranty. It is your responsibility to maintain and perform
general maintenance.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
S
S
S
S
S
Spark Plug Boot
Air Filter
Housing Screws
Assist Handle Screw
Debris Shield
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact an authorized service dealer for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
S ON/STOP Switch -- Ensure ON/STOP
switch functions properly by pushing and
releasing the switch. Make sure engine
stops. Wait 5 seconds before attempting to
restart unit to allow switch to reset. Restart
engine and continue.
S Fuel tank -- Discontinue use of unit if fuel
tank shows signs of damage or leaks.
S Oil tank -- Discontinue use of unit if oil tank
shows signs of damage or leaks.
S Debris shield -- Discontinue use of unit if debris shield is damaged.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND LABELS
S After each use, inspect complete unit for
loose or damaged parts. Clean the unit and
labels using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.
S Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CHECK CHAIN TENSION
WARNING:
Wear protective gloves
when handling chain. The chain is sharp and
can cut you even when it is not moving. Make
chain adjustments with lower end supported.
Chain tension is very important. Chains
stretch during use. This is especially true during the first few times you use your pruner. Always check chain tension each time you use
and refuel your unit.
1. Use the screwdriver end of the chain adjustment tool (bar tool) to move chain
around guide bar to ensure kinks do not
exist. The chain should rotate freely.
2.
Loosen bar clamp nut until it is finger tight
against the bar clamp.
Adjusting Screw
Bar clamp nut
3. Turn adjusting screw clockwise until
chain solidly contacts bottom of guide bar
rail. Then, turn adjusting screw an additional 1/4 turn.
Adjusting Screw -- 1/4 Turn
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Using bar tool, roll chain around guide bar
to ensure all links are in bar groove.
Lift up tip of guide bar to check for sag.
Release tip of guide bar, then turn adjusting screw 1/4 turn clockwise. Repeat until
sag does not exist.
While lifting tip of guide bar, tighten bar
clamp nut securely with the bar tool.
Use the screwdriver end of the bar tool to
move chain around guide bar.
If chain does not rotate, it is too tight.
Slightly loosen bar clamp nut and loosen
chain by turning the adjusting screw 1/4
turn counterclockwise. Retighten bar
clamp nut.
If chain is too loose, it will sag below the
guide bar and needs to be tightened following above procedure.
WARNING: DO NOT operate the
pruner if the chain is loose. If the pruner is operated with a loose chain, the chain could jump off
the guide bar and result in serious injury.
CHECK CHAIN SHARPNESS
A sharp chain makes wood chips. A dull chain
makes a sawdust powder and cuts slowly.
See CHAIN SHARPENING in the SERVICE
AND ADJUSTMENTS section.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and
harmful emissions. Always clean after every
5 hours of operation.
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1. Clean the cover and the area around it to
keep dirt from falling into the carburetor
chamber when the cover is removed.
2. Remove parts by pressing button to release air filter cover.
NOTE: To avoid creating a fire hazard or
producing harmful evaporative emissions, do
not clean filter in gasoline or other flammable
solvent.
3. Wash the filter in soap and water.
4. Allow filter to dry.
5. Replace parts.
Button
Air Filter
Air Filter Cover
BAR MAINTENANCE
If your pruner cuts to one side, has to be
forced through the cut, or been run with an improper amount of bar lubrication it may be
necessary to service your bar. A worn bar will
damage your chain and make cutting difficult.
After each use, clean all sawdust from the
guide bar and sprocket hole.
To maintain guide bar:
S Disconnect spark plug.
S Loosen and remove bar clamp nut and
chain brake. Remove bar and chain from
pruner.
S Clean the oil holes and bar groove after
each 5 hours of operation.
Remove Sawdust From
Guide Bar Groove
Oil Holes
S Burring of guide bar rails is a normal
process of rail wear. Remove these burrs
with a flat file.
S When rail top is uneven, use a flat file to
restore square edges and sides.
File Rail Edges
and Sides
Square
Worn Groove
Correct Groove
Replace guide bar when the groove is worn,
the guide bar is bent or cracked, or when
excess heating or burring of the rails occurs. If
replacement is necessary, use only the guide
bar specified for your pruner in the repair
parts list.
LUBRICATION
Bar Oil
Fill Cap
S See GUIDE BAR AND CHAIN OIL under
the OPERATION section.
MUFFLER AND SPARK ARRESTING SCREEN
WARNING: The muffler on this product contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer.
As your unit is used, carbon deposits build up
on the muffler and spark arresting screen.
For normal homeowner use, however, the
muffler and spark arresting screen will not require any service. After 50 hours of use, we
recommend that your muffler be serviced or
replaced by your authorized service dealer.
REPLACE SPARK PLUG
Replace the spark plug each year to ensure
the engine starts easier and runs better. Inspect spark plug every 25 hours of usage.
Clean and/or replace as necessary. Set spark
plug gap at 0.025 inch (0.6 mm). Ignition timing is fixed and nonadjustable.
1. Twist, then pull off spark plug boot.
2. Remove spark plug from cylinder and
discard.
3. Replace with Champion RCJ-6Y spark
plug and tighten securely with a 3/4 inch
(19 mm) socket wrench.
4. Reinstall the spark plug boot.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
WARNING:
Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance, service, or
adjustments except for carburetor adjustments.
CHAIN SHARPENING
Chain sharpening is a complicated task that
requires special tools. We recommended you
refer chain sharpening to a professional chain
sharpener.
CHAIN REPLACEMENT
WARNING: Wear protective gloves
when handling chain. The chain is sharp and
can cut you even when it is not moving.
It is normal for a new chain to stretch during the
first 15 minutes of operation. You should recheck your chain tension frequently and adjust
the chain tension as required. See CHAIN TENSION section.
Replace the old chain when it becomes worn or
damaged. Use only the Low-Kickback replacement chain specified in the repair parts list.
TO REPLACE CHAIN:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Disconnect spark plug.
Remove bar clamp nut.
Remove bar clamp.
Turn adjusting screw by hand counterclockwise until adjusting pin just touches
the stop.
5. Slide guide bar behind sprocket until
guide bar stops against sprocket.
6. Remove the old chain.
7. Carefully remove new chain from package. Hold chain with the drive links as
shown.
CHAIN ADJUSTMENT
See CHECK CHAIN TENSION in MAINTENANCE section.
REPLACING THE LINE
1.
2.
3.
Cutter
Tip of
Bar
Drivelink
CUTTERS MUST FACE IN
DIRECTION OF ROTATION
Cutters
Depth Gauge
Remove spool by firmly pulling on tap
button.
Clean entire surface of hub and spool.
Replace with a pre-wound spool, or cut two
lengths of 12-1/2 feet of 0.080″ (2 mm) diameter Poulan PRO brand line.
WARNING: Never use wire, rope,
string, etc., which can break off and become a
dangerous missile.
4. Insert ends of the lines about 1/2 inch (1
cm) into the small holes on the inside of
spool.
Spool
Small
Holes
Drive Links
Line exit holes
Hub
Line in Notch
Line in Notch
5.
8. Place chain over sprocket, fitting the
drive links in the sprocket.
9. Fit bottom of drive links between the teeth
in the sprocket in the nose of the guide
bar.
10. Fit chain drive links into bar groove.
11. Pull guide bar forward until chain is snug
in guide bar groove. Ensure all drive links
are in the bar groove.
12. Now, install bar clamp making sure the
adjusting pin is positioned in the lower
hole in the guide bar.
Wind the line evenly and tightly onto the
spool. Wind in the direction of the arrows
found on the spool.
6. Push the lines into the notches, leaving 3
to 5 inches (7 -- 12 cm) unwound.
7. Insert the lines into the the exit holes in
the hub as shown in the illustration.
8. Align the notches with the line exit holes.
9. Push spool into hub until it snaps into place.
10. Pull the lines extending outside of the hub
to release the lines from the notches.
REPLACING THE TRIMMER HEAD
1.
Hold the dust cup with a wrench to keep
the shaft from turning while removing and
installing trimmer head.
Dust Cup
Lower
Hole
Adjusting Pin
Guide Bar
13. Install bar clamp nut and finger tighten
only. Do not tighten any further at this
point. Proceed to the CHAIN ADJUSTMENT section.
2.
3.
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Remove trimmer head by turning counterclockwise (looking from bottom of unit).
Thread replacement trimmer head onto the
shaft by turning clockwise. Only tighten
hand tight!
CARBURETOR IDLE SPEED
ADJUSTMENT
WARNING: Keep others away when
making idle speed adjustments. The chain
will be moving during most of this procedure.
Wear your protective equipment and observe
all safety precautions. After making adjustments, the chain must not move at idle speed.
The carburetor has been carefully set at the
factory. Adjustment to the idle speed may be
necessary if you notice any of the following
conditions:
S Engine will not idle when the throttle is released.
S The chain moves at idle.
Make adjustments with the unit supported so
the pruner is off the ground and the chain will
not make contact with any object. Hold the
unit by hand while running and making adjustments. Keep all parts of your body away from
the chain and muffler.
Idle Speed Screw
To adjust idle speed:
Allow engine to idle. Adjust idle speed until engine runs without chain moving (idle too fast)
or stalling (idle speed too slow).
S Turn idle speed screw clockwise to increase engine speed if engine stalls or dies.
S Turn idle speed screw counterclockwise to
decrease engine speed if chain moves at idle.
WARNING: Recheck the idle speed
after each adjustment. The chain must not
move at idle speed to avoid serious injury to
the operator or others.
If you require further assistance or are unsure
about performing this procedure, contact your
authorized
service
dealer
or
call
1--800--554--6723.
STORAGE
WARNING: Perform the following
steps after each use:
S Allow engine to cool before storing or transporting.
S Store unit and fuel in a well ventilated area
where fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or
open flames from water heaters, electric
motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
S Store unit with all guards in place. Position
unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.
S Store unit and fuel well out of the reach of
children.
SEASONAL STORAGE
Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if
it will not be used for 30 days or more.
If your unit is to be stored for a period of time:
S Clean the entire unit before lengthy
storage.
S Store in a clean dry area.
S Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
FUEL SYSTEM
Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERATION section of this manual, see message labeled IMPORTANT regarding the use of gasohol in your engine.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits
during storage. Add stabilizer to the gasoline
in the fuel tank or fuel storage container. Follow the mix instructions found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 5 minutes after
adding stabilizer.
HELPFUL TIP
During storage of your gas/
oil mixture, the oil will separate from the gas.
We recommend that you
shake the gas can weekly
to insure proper blending of
the gas and oil.
ENGINE
S Remove spark plug and pour 1 teaspoon of
40:1, 2-cycle engine oil (air cooled) through
the spark plug opening. Slowly pull the
starter rope 8 to 10 times to distribute oil.
S Replace spark plug with new one of recommended type and heat range.
S Clean air filter.
S Check entire unit for loose screws, nuts,
and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken,
or worn parts.
S At the beginning of the next season, use
only fresh fuel having the proper gasoline to
oil ratio.
OTHER
S Do not store gasoline from one season to
another.
S Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing all of the
recommended remedies below except remedies that require operation of the unit.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
REMEDY
Engine will not
start.
1. Engine flooded.
1. See “Starting a Flooded Engine” in
Operation Section.
2. Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
3. Install new spark plug.
4. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
5. Contact an authorized service dealer.
2. Fuel tank empty.
3. Spark plug not firing.
4. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
5. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine will
not idle
properly.
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power,
or dies under
a load.
Engine
smokes
excessively.
Engine runs
hot.
Chain moves at
idle speed.
1. Idle speed set too high
or too low.
2. Crankshaft seals worn.
3. Compression low.
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Spark plug fouled.
1. See “Carburetor Idle Speed Adjustment”
in Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Contact an authorized service dealer.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Clean or replace air filter.
2. Clean or replace plug
and regap.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
5. Contact an authorized service dealer.
5. Compression low.
1. Choke partially on.
1. Adjust choke.
2. Fuel mixture incorrect. 2. Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
3. Air filter dirty.
3. Clean or replace air filter.
4. Carburetor requires
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
adjustment.
1. Fuel mixture incorrect. 1. See “Fueling Engine” in Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct spark plug.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3.
Contact
an authorized service dealer.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
1. See “Carburetor Adjustment” in
1. Idle speed requires
Service and Adjustments Section.
adjustment.
2. Clutch requires repair. 2. Contact an authorized service dealer.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Poulan PRO, a division of Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., Inc., warrants to the
original consumer purchaser that each new
Poulan PRO brand gasoline tool or attachment
is free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees to repair or replace under this
warranty any defective gasoline product or attachment as follows from the original date of
purchase.
2 YEARS - Parts and Labor, when used for
household purposes.
90 DAYS - Parts and Labor, when used for
commercial, professional, or income producing
purposes.
30 DAYS - Parts and Labor, if used for rental
purposes.
This warranty is not transferable and does not
cover damage or liability caused by improper
handling, improper maintenance or alteration, or
the use of accessories and/or attachments not
specifically recommended by Poulan PRO for
this tool. This warranty does not cover tune--up,
spark plugs, filters, starter ropes, cutting line, or
rotating head parts that will wear and require replacement with reasonable use during the warranty period. This warranty does not cover pre-delivery setup or normal adjustments explained
in the instruction manual. This warranty does
not cover transportation costs.
In the event you have a claim under this warranty, you must return the product to an authorized
service dealer.
Should you have any unanswered questions
concerning this warranty, please contact:
Poulan PRO, a division of Husqvarna
Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., Inc.
1030 Stevens Creek Road
Augusta, GA 30907
1--800--554--6723
In Canada, contact:
Poulan PRO
850 Matheson Blvd. West
Mississauga, Ontario L5V0B4
Giving the model number, serial number and
date of purchase of your product and the name
and address of the authorized dealer from
whom it was purchased.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO
STATE.
NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR
OTHER DAMAGES WILL BE ALLOWED,
AND THERE ARE NO OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES EXCEPT THOSE EXPRESSLY STIPULATED HEREIN.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU.
This is a limited warranty within the meaning of
that term as defined in the Magnuson--Moss Act
of 1975.
The policy of Poulan PRO is to continuously
improve its products. Therefore, Poulan
PRO reserves the right to change, modify, or
discontinue models, designs, specifications,
and accessories of all products at any time
without notice or obligation to any purchaser.
U.S. EPA/CALIFORNIA/ENVIRONMENT CANADA
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS: The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, California Air Resources
Board, Environment Canada and Poulan
PRO are pleased to explain the emissions control system warranty on your year 2009 and later small off--road engine. In California, all small
off--road engines must be designed, built, and
equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards. Poulan PRO must warrant
the emission control system on your small
off--road engine for the periods of time listed
below provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your small
off--road engine. Your emission control system
includes parts such as the carburetor, the ignition system and the fuel tank. Where a warrantable condition exists, Poulan PRO will repair
your small off--road engine at no cost to you.
Expenses covered under warranty include
diagnosis, parts and labor. MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE: If any
emissions related part on your engine (as
listed under Emissions Control Warranty Parts
List) is defective or a defect in the materials or
workmanship of the engine causes the failure of
such an emission related part, the part will be repaired or replaced by Poulan PRO. OWNER’S
WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES: As the
small off--road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of the required
maintenance listed in your instruction manual. Poulan PRO recommends that you retain
all receipts covering maintenance on your
small off--road engine, but Poulan PRO cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance. As the
small off--road engine owner, you should be
aware that Poulan PRO may deny you warranty coverage if your small off--road engine
or a part of it has failed due to abuse, neglect,
improper maintenance, unapproved modifications, or the use of parts not made or approved by the original equipment manufacturer. You are responsible for presenting your
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small off--road engine to an Poulan PRO authorized repair center as soon as a problem exists.
Warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should
contact your nearest authorized service center,
call Poulan PRO at 1--800--554--6723, or send
e-mail correspondence to emission.warranty
@HCOP--emission.com.
WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE:
The warranty period begins on the date the
small off--road engine is purchased.
LENGTH OF COVERAGE: This warranty
shall be for a period of two years from the initial date of purchase. WHAT IS COVERED:
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS.
Repair or replacement of any warranted part
will be performed at no charge to the owner at
an approved Poulan PRO servicing center. If
you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should
contact your nearest authorized service center, call Poulan PRO at 1--800--554--6723, or
send e-mail correspondence to emission.
[email protected]
WARRANTY PERIOD: Any warranted part
which is not scheduled for replacement as required maintenance, or which is scheduled
only for regular inspection to the effect of “repair or replace as necessary” shall be warranted for 2 years. Any warranted part which
is scheduled for replacement as required
maintenance shall be warranted for the period
of time up to the first scheduled replacement
point for that part. DIAGNOSIS: The owner
shall not be charged for diagnostic labor
which leads to the determination that a warranted part is defective if the diagnostic work
is performed at an approved Poulan PRO
servicing center.
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES: Poulan
PRO may be liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a
warranted part still under warranty. WHAT IS
NOT COVERED: All failures caused by
abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance are
not covered. ADD-- ON OR MODIFIED
PARTS: The use of add--on or modified parts
can be grounds for disallowing a warranty
claim. Poulan PRO is not liable to cover failures
of warranted parts caused by the use of add--on
or modified parts. HOW TO FILE A CLAIM: If
you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact
your nearest authorized service center, call
Poulan PRO at 1--800--554--6723, or send
e-mail correspondence to emission.warranty
@HCOP--emission. com. WHERE TO GET
WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or
repairs shall be provided at all Poulan PRO
service centers. Call: 1--800--554--6723 or
send e-mail correspondence to emission.
[email protected] MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR
OF EMISSION RELATED PARTS: Any Poulan PRO approved replacement part used in
the performance of any warranty maintenance or repair on emission related parts will
be provided without charge to the owner if the
part is under warranty. EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY PARTS LIST: Carburetor, air filter (covered up to maintenance schedule), ignition system: spark plug (covered up to
maintenance schedule), ignition module, muffler
including catalyst (if equipped), fuel tank.
MAINTENANCE STATEMENT: The owner is
responsible for the performance of all required maintenance as defined in the instruction manual.
The information on the product label indicates which standard your engine is certified.
Example: (Year) EPA and/or CALIFORNIA.
This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use:
Moderate (50 hours)
Intermediate (125 hours)
Extended (300 hours)
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