Echo 99944200485 Trimmer User Manual

Shaft Hedge Clipper Attachment
Operator's Manual
MODEL 99944200485
MODELS USED ON:
SRM-2100SB/2400SB
SRM-210SB/211SB
SRM-260SB/261SB
PAS 2100/2400
PAS 210/211
PAS 230/231
PAS 260/261
PAS-2601
PAS-265 WARNING
Read rules for safe operation and instructions carefully. ECHO provides an Operator's Manual and a Safety Manual for Pro Attachment Series power source or Split
Boom Trimmer. Those manuals and this manual must be read and understood for
proper and safe operation, otherwise serious personal injury may result.
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Introduction
Welcome to the ECHO family. This ECHO product was designed and manufactured to provide long life and on-thejob-dependability. Read and understand this manual and the SAFETY MANUAL you found in the same package. You
will find both easy to use and full of helpful operating tips and SAFETY messages.
the operator's manual
Read and understand this manual before operation. Keep it in a safe
place for future reference. It contains specifications and information for
operation and maintenance specific to the attachment.
the safety manual
Explains possible hazards and what measures you should take to insure
safe operation.
Table of Contents
Introduction.................................................................2
- The Operator's Manual........................................2
- The Safety Manual...............................................2
Safety..........................................................................3
- Manual Safety Symbols and Important
Information..........................................................3
- International Symbols..........................................3
- Personal Condition and Safety Equipment..........4
- Equipment............................................................6
Description..................................................................7
Contents......................................................................8
Assembly....................................................................8
- Power Head / Drive Shaft....................................8
- Loop Handle Removal.........................................9
Operation.....................................................................9
- Hedge Trimming..................................................9
Copyright© 2009 By Echo, Incorporated
All Rights Reserved.
Maintenance..............................................................10
- Skill Levels........................................................10
- Maintenance Intervals........................................10
- Lubrication.........................................................10
- Sharpening Blades.............................................12
- Blade Adjustment...............................................13
Storage......................................................................14
Specifications............................................................14
Servicing Information...............................................16
- Parts/Serial Number...........................................16
- Service...............................................................16
- ECHO Consumer Product Support....................16
- Warranty Card....................................................16
- Additional or Replacement Manuals.................16
Specifications, descriptions and illustrative material in this literature are as accurate as known at the time of publication, but
are subject to change without notice. Illustrations may include
optional equipment and accessories, and may not include all
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Safety
manual safety symbols and important information
Throughout this manual and on the product itself, you will find safety alerts and helpful, informational messages preceded by symbols or key words. The following is an explanation of those symbols and key words and what they mean to
you.
Circle and slash symbol
DANGER
This symbol means the specific action
shown is prohibited. Ignoring these prohibitions can result in serious or fatal injury.
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word
“DANGER” calls attention to an act or condition
which WILL lead to serious personal injury or
death if not avoided.
WARNING
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word
“WARNING” calls attention to an act or condition which CAN lead to serious personal injury or
death if not avoided.
CAUTION
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word
“CAUTION” calls attention to an act or condition
which may lead to minor or moderate personal
injury if not avoided.
NOTE
This enclosed message provides tips for use, care and
maintenance of the unit.
IMPORTANT
The enclosed message provides information necessary for the protection of the unit.
international symbols
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Read and understand
Operator's Manual.
Wear Face Shield
Wear eyes, ears and
head protection
Finger Severing
Hazard
Wear slip resistant
foot wear.
Wear hand
protection. Use
two handed.
Hot
Surface
Safety/Alert
DO NOT smoke
near fuel.
DO NOT allow flames
or sparks near fuel.
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Avoid all power lines.
This unit is not insulated against electrical
current.
Keep bystanders
at least 15 meters
(50 feet) away.
Engine choke
control.
Primer bulb
Carburetor adjustment
- Low speed mixture
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Do not operate closer
than 15 M (50 ft.) from
electrical hazards.
Emergency stop
Ignition
ON/OFF
Carburetor adjustment
- High speed mixture
Carburetor adjustment
- Idle speed
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personal condition and safety equipment
WARNING
Users of this product risk injury to themselves and others if the unit is used improperly and/or safety precautions are
not followed. Proper clothing and safety gear must be worn when operating unit.
Physical Condition
Your judgment and physical dexterity may not be good:
• if you are tired or sick,
• if you are taking medication,
• if you have taken alcohol or drugs.
Operate unit only if you are physically and mentally well.
Eye Protection
Wear eye protection that meets ANSI Z87.1 or CE requirements whenever you operate the unit.
Hand Protection
Wear no-slip, heavy duty work gloves to improve your
grip on the unit handles. Gloves also reduce the transmission of machine vibration to your hands.
Hearing Protection
ECHO recommends wearing hearing protection whenever
unit is used.
Proper Clothing
Wear snug fitting, durable clothing;
• Pants should have long legs, shirts with long sleeves.
• DO NOT WEAR SHORTS,
• DO NOT WEAR TIES, SCARVES, JEWELRY.
Wear sturdy work shoes with non-skid soles;
• DO NOT WEAR OPEN TOED SHOES,
• DO NOT OPERATE UNIT BAREFOOTED.
Keep long hair away from engine and air intake. Retain
hair with cap or net.
Hot Humid Weather
Heavy protective clothing can increase operator fatigue
which may lead to heat stroke. Schedule heavy work for
early morning or late afternoon hours when temperatures
are cooler.
Vibration and Cold
It is believed that a condition called Raynaud’s Phenomenon, which affects the fingers of certain individuals, may be
brought about by exposure to vibration and cold. Exposure to vibration and cold may cause tingling and burning sensations, followed by loss of color and numbness in the fingers. The following precautions are strongly recommended,
because the minimum exposure which might trigger the ailment is unknown.
• Keep your body warm, especially the head, neck, feet, ankles, hands, and wrists.
• Maintain good blood circulation by performing vigorous arm exercises during frequent work breaks, and also by not smoking.
• Limit the hours of operation. Try to fill each day with jobs where operating the trimmer or other hand-held power equipment is not required.
• If you experience discomfort, redness and swelling of the fingers followed by whitening and loss of feeling, consult your physician before further exposing yourself to cold and vibration.
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Repetitive Stress Injuries
It is believed that overusing the muscles and tendons of the fingers, hands, arms and shoulders may cause soreness,
swelling, numbness, weakness, and extreme pain in those areas. Certain repetitive hand activities may put you at a high
risk for developing a Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). An extreme RSI condition is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), which
could occur when your wrist swells and squeezes a vital nerve that runs through the area. Some believe that prolonged
exposure to vibration may contribute to CTS. CTS can cause severe pain for months or even years.
To reduce the risk of RSI/CTS, do the following:
• Avoid using your wrist in a bent, extended, or twisted position. Instead, try to maintain a straight wrist position. Also, when grasping,
use your whole hand, not just the thumb and index finger.
• Take periodic breaks to minimize repetition and rest your hands.
• Reduce the speed and force with which you do the repetitive movement.
• Do exercises to strengthen the hand and arm muscles.
• Immediately stop using all power equipment and consult a doctor if
you feel tingling, numbness, or pain in the fingers, hands, wrists, or
arms. The sooner RSI/CTS is diagnosed, the more likely permanent
nerve and muscle damage can be prevented.
DANGER
Do not operate this product indoors or in inadequately ventilated
areas. Engine exhaust contains poisonous emissions and can cause
serious injury or death.
Read the Manuals
• Provide all users of this equipment with the Operator's Manual and
Safety Manual for instructions on Safe Operation.
Clear the Work Area
• Spectators and fellow workers must be warned, and children and
animals prevented from coming nearer than 15 m (50 ft.) while the
unit is in use.
Keep a Firm Grip
• Hold the front and rear handles with both hands, with thumbs and
fingers encircling the handles.
Keep a Solid Stance
• Maintain footing and balance at all times. Do not stand on slippery,
uneven or unstable surfaces. Do not work in odd positions or on ladders. Do not over reach.
Avoid Hot Surfaces
• Keep exhaust area clear of flammable debris. Avoid contact during
and immediately after operation.
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equipment
WARNING
Use this attachment with ECHO approved models only. Serious injury may result from the use of this attachment
combined with a non approved ECHO product.
Before operation a complete check of the unit must be performed;
• Check unit for loose/missing nuts, bolts and screws. Tighten and/or replace as needed.
• Never adjust blades when the engine is operating.
• Check that the blade assembly is firmly attached and in safe operating condition. Dull, loose or damaged blades should
not be used.
WARNING
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects away from all
openings.
•ALWAYS stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts have come to a complete stop before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit.
•DO NOT start or operate unit unless all guards and protective covers are properly assembled to unit.
•NEVER reach into any opening while the engine is running. Moving parts may not be visible through openings.
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Description
Locate this safety decal on your attachment. Make sure the decal is legible and that you understand and follow the
instructions on it. If it cannot be read, a new one can be ordered from your ECHO dealer. See PARTS ORDERING
instructions for specific information.
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P/N X505002670
1. BLADES - Double reciprocating blades mounted to a blade support bar. Double-sided blade is capable of cutting on
either side of the blade.
2. DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY – Lightweight aluminum drive shaft extends reach. 4-position shaft design permits
blade position to be rotated in 90-degree steps.
3. SAFETY DECAL – Contains important safety information that must be followed. (See Page 3.)
4. LEFT HAND SHAFT GRIP - Cushioned grip for left hand.
5. GEAR HOUSING ASSEMBLY -Commercial grade, low weight, fast cutting speed. Grease fitting simplifies lubrication.
6. BLADE COVER - Used to cover blade during transport and storage. Remove blade cover before using unit.
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Contents
The ECHO product you have purchased has been factory pre-assembled for your convenience.
After opening the carton, check for damage. Immediately notify your retailer or ECHO Dealer of damaged or missing
parts. Use the contents list to check for missing parts.
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1 - Shaft Hedge Clipper Attachment
1 - Operators Manual
1 - Safety Manual
1 - Warranty Card
1 - Blade Cover
1 - Storage Hook Assembly
Assembly
power head shaft/lower shaft assembly
Tools Required: None
Parts Required: PAS or SRM-SB Power Head w/Shaft & Coupling.
B
D
1. Set Power Head/Shaft Assembly on a level surface.
2. Pull locator pin (A) out, and turn counter-clockwise 1/4 turn to
lock-out position.
C
E
3. Remove vinyl cap from attachment drive shaft.
NOTE
Earlier model Power Heads may have shorter couplings. Short
couplings fit flush to decal point (E). New couplings are 4-3/4 in.
long, and fit flush to line (C).
A
F
4. Carefully fit attachment drive shaft assembly into coupler (B) to
decal assembly line (C), making sure that the inner lower drive
shaft engages into the square upper drive shaft socket.
D
C
5. Select desired blade position by aligning one of the holes (F) in
lower shaft with locator pin position.
6. Rotate locator pin (A) 1/4 turn clockwise to engage lower shaft hole. Insure locator pin is fully engaged by twisting lower drive
shaft. Locator pin should snap flush in coupler. Full engagement
will prevent further shaft rotation.
7. Secure lower shaft assembly to coupler by tightening clamping knob (D).
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front loop handle removal
Tools Required: Screwdriver.
Parts Required: None
NOTE
Front loop handles/loop handles with barrier bars are not recommended for use with Hedge Clipper attachment.
1. Remove front handle assembly, barrier bar (if installed), and
mounting hardware from PAS or SRM-SB power head.
2. Retain parts for future use.
Operation
WARNING
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects away from all
openings. Always stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts have come to a complete
stop before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit. Wear gloves to protect hands from sharp edges
and hot surfaces.
hedge trimming
1. Hold trimmer firmly and squeeze throttle trigger to accelerate
engine.
2. Tilt trimmer so cutting teeth are angled slightly toward the hedge
or shrub and proceed to cut.
WARNING
Never remove hands from unit when blades are moving.
WARNING
The engine continues running even when the blades have stopped
due to an obstruction. If this occurs, stop the engine, disconnect
ignition cable and remove the obstruction.
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Maintenance
WARNING
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects away from all
openings. Always stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts have come to a complete
stop before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit. Allow unit to cool before performing service.
Wear gloves to protect hands from sharp edges and hot surfaces.
Your ECHO product is designed to provide many hours of trouble free service. Regular scheduled maintenance will
help achieve that goal. If you are unsure or are not equipped with the necessary tools, you may want to take your unit
to an ECHO Service Dealer for maintenance. To help you decide whether you want to DO-IT-YOURSELF or have the
ECHO Dealer do it, each maintenance task has been graded.
skill levels
Level 1 =
Easy to do. Common tools may be required.
Level 2 =
Moderate difficulty. Some specialized tools may be required.
maintenance intervals
Component
Maintenance Procedure
Skill Level
Interval
Drive Shaft
Grease
1
Every 25 hours of use [1]
Gear Housing
Grease
1
Every 15-25 hours of use [1]
Screws/Nuts/Bolts
Inspect/Tighten/Replace
1
Before Each Use
Blades
Lubrication
1
Every 15-25 hours of use
Blades
Sharpen
2
As needed
Blades
Tighten Screws/Nuts
1
Every 40 hours of use
IMPORTANT - Time intervals shown are maximum. Actual use and your experience will determine the frequency
of required maintenance.
[1] Apply POWER BLENDXTM Grease.
lubrication
Blades
Level 1
Tools Required: Clean rag, brush , oil can
Parts Required: 20W Engine Oil (lubrication), 50-50 mixture of
kerosene and 20W oil (cleaning).
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WARNING
Blades are very sharp. Wear gloves to protect hands, otherwise
serious personal injury may result.
1. Brush loose debris from blade and coat both sides of blade with the
50-50 cleaning mixture.
2. Allow cleaning mixture to soften the remaining gummy residue
then wipe it from the blade.
3. Apply clean oil to the entire length of the blade. Be certain the
blade bolts are lubricated.
4. Wipe excess oil from the blade before putting the unit back in service.
Gear Housing Assembly
Level 2
Tools required: Grease gun, clean rag
Parts required: POWER BLENDXTM 14 oz. cartridge P/N 91015 or Lithium Based Grease
1. Clean dirt from grease fitting (A).
2. Carefully pump grease in fitting. DO NOT force grease.
Too much pressure will force grease past seals and cause damage.
Apply 1-2 pumps of grease every 15-25 hours of operation.
A
Drive Shaft Assembly
Level 1.
NOTE
Hedge Clipper drive shaft should be greased every 25 hours of
operation.
Tools required: 4 mm hex wrench, clean rag, small brush
Parts required: POWER BLENDXTM 8 oz. (P/N 91014) or Lithium Based Grease.
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C
WARNING
Blades are very sharp. Wear gloves to protect hands, otherwise
serious personal injury may result.
1. Remove gear housing locating screw (A) and loosen clamping
screw (B). Remove the gear housing assembly from the drive
shaft housing.
B
A
C
2. Pull the drive shaft (C) from the housing, wipe clean and re-coat
with a thin coating [1/2 oz. (15 ml)] of grease.
3. Slide the flexible shaft back in the drive housing being careful not
to get dirt on the flex shaft.
4. Slide Gear Housing Assembly onto Drive Shaft. Be certain the
Flex Drive Shaft engages the hole in Driver Gear.
IMPORTANT
Flat edge of washers (D) must be against drive shaft.
A
5. Align locating hole in gear housing with locator hole in drive
shaft.
6. Install locating screw (A). Tighten clamping screw (B).
sharpening blades
Level 2.
Tools required: Flat file, Screwdriver
Parts required: None
WARNING
Hedge Clipper blades are very sharp. Touching them may lead to
severe personal injury. Avoid touching blades whenever possible,
and always wear gloves to protect hands.
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1. Move stop switch to stop position.
2. Disconnect spark plug wire.
B
3. Slide blades to allow file clearance using slots (B) on bottom of
blade. Do not pry against cutting edges.
4. File each edge carefully. Follow the original shape of the blade.
45º
IMPORTANT
If a power grinder is used DO NOT allow blade to over heat.
6mm (.25 in.) Radius
5. Lubricate blades (see “Lubrication instructions”).
IMPORTANT
Blades should only be removed and reinstalled by an Authorized
ECHO Servicing Dealer, otherwise premature wear or internal
damage may occur.
blade adjustment
Level 2.
Tools Required:
8 mm Socket & Extension, 4mm Hex Wrench w/
extension
1. Move stop switch to STOP position.
2. Disconnect spark plug wire.
WARNING
Hedge clipper blades are very sharp. Touching them may lead to
severe personal injury. Use long hex wrenches and sockets with
extensions when tightening blade screws and blade locknuts to keep
hands at a safe distance from sharp blades.
3. Tighten blade screws (A) securely.
4. Hold blade screws (A) to prevent turning, and tighten locknuts (B).
B
A
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Storage
IMPORTANT
Always install blade cover when transporting or storing unit.
1. Clean and lubricate cutting blades and gear case.
2. Sharpen cutting blades as required.
3. Apply a light coating of clean 20W engine oil along entire length
of blades and on blade bolts.
4. Install blade cover onto hedge clipper cutting blades.
5. Store hedge clipper attachment in a dry, dust free place out of the
reach of children, using supplied storage hook.
Storage Hook Installation
1. Insert small end of hook into locating hole on attachment shaft.
2. Slide plastic cap onto end of attachment shaft.
Specifications
MODEL���������������������������������������������������� Shaft Hedge Clipper Attachment
Length������������������������������������������������������� 1250 mm (49.21 in.)
Width�������������������������������������������������������� 83 mm (3.23 in.)
Weight������������������������������������������������������� 2.12 kg (4.68 lbs.)
Gear Case��������������������������������������������������� 4.27:1
Cutter�������������������������������������������������������� Double Reciprocating Blade - Double Edge
Effective Length����������������������������������������� 502 mm (19.76 in.)
Pitch�������������������������������������������������������� 35 mm (1.4 in.)
Maximum Cut
Soft Materials��������������������������������������������� 25.4 mm (1 in.) Diameter
Woody Materials����������������������������������������� 13 mm (1/2 in.) Diameter
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Servicing Information
parts/serial number
Genuine ECHO Parts and ECHO REPOWER™ Parts and Assemblies for your ECHO products are available only from an Authorized
ECHO Dealer. When you do need to buy parts always have the Model
Number and Serial Number of the attachment with you. You can find
these numbers on the driveshaft model/serial number label. For future
reference, write them in the space provided below.
Model No. _________________SN. ___________________
service
Service of this product during the warranty period must be performed
by an Authorized ECHO Service Dealer. For the name and address of
the Authorized ECHO Service Dealer nearest you, ask your retailer or
call: 1-800-432-ECHO (3246). Dealer information is also available on
our Web Site. When presenting your unit for Warranty service/repairs,
proof of purchase is required.
echo consumer product support
If you require assistance or have questions concerning the application, operation or maintenance of this product you may call the ECHO
Consumer Product Support Department at 1-800-673-1558 from 8:30
am to 4:30 pm (Central Standard Time) Monday through Friday. Before
calling, please know the model and serial number of your unit.
DEALER?
Call
1-800-432-ECHO
or
www.echo-usa.com
CONSUMER PRODUCT
SUPPORT
1-800-673-1558
8:30 - 4:30 Mon - Fri C.S.T.
warranty registration
To ensure trouble free warranty coverage it is important that you register your Echo equipment on-line at www.echo-usa.com or by filling
out the warranty registration card supplied with your unit. Registering
your product confirms your warranty coverage and provides a direct
link between you and ECHO if we find it necessary to contact you.
additional or replacement manuals
Replacement Operator, Safety Manuals, and Parts Catalogs are available from your ECHO dealer or at www.echousa.com or by contacting ECHO Inc., 400 Oakwood Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (800-673-1558). Always check the
ECHO Web Site for updated information.
Safety Videos are available from your Echo dealer. A $5.00 shipping charge will be required for each video.
ECHO, INCORPORATED
400 Oakwood Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047-1564
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