Echo 99944200490 Blower User Manual

Power Blower Attachment
Operator's Manual
MODEL 99944200490
MODELS USED ON:
SRM-2100SB/2400SB
SRM-210SB/211SB
SRM-225SB
SRM-260SB/261SB
PAS 2100/2400
PAS 210/211
PAS-225/PAS-225VP
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. You will find it 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction.................................................................2
- The Operator's 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 Shaft / Lower Shaft Assembly........8
Operation.....................................................................9
- Operating Blower.................................................9
Copyright© 2010 By Echo, Incorporated
All Rights Reserved.
Maintenance..............................................................10
- Skill Levels........................................................10
- Maintenance Intervals........................................10
Storage...................................................................... 11
Specifications............................................................ 11
Servicing Information...............................................12
- Parts/Serial Number...........................................12
- Service...............................................................12
- ECHO Consumer Product Support....................12
- Warranty Card....................................................12
- Additional or Replacement Manuals.................12
Specifications, descriptions and illustrative material in this literature are as accurate as known at the time of publication, but
are subject to change without notice. Illustrations may include
optional equipment and accessories, and may not include all
standard equipment.
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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
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.
This symbol means the specific action
shown is prohibited. Ignoring these prohibitions can result in serious or fatal injury.
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
Read and understand
Operator's Manual.
Wear eyes, ears and
head protection
Hot
Surface
Safety/Alert
DO NOT allow
flames or sparks
near fuel.
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Fuel and oil mixture
Finger Severing
Wear hand
protection. Use
two handed.
Wear slip resistant foot wear.
DO NOT smoke
near fuel.
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Emergency stop
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Ignition
ON/OFF
Carburetoradjustment
- Low speed mixture
Primer bulb
Carburetor adjustment
- Idle speed
Carburetor adjustment
- High speed mixture
Choke Control
"Cold Start"
Position
(Choke Closed)
Choke Control
"Run"
Position
(Choke Open)
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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.
Breathing Protection
Wear a facemask to protect against dust.
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,
or clothing with loose or hanging items that could
become entangled in moving parts or surrounding
growth.
Wear sturdy work shoes with nonskid soles;
• DO NOT WEAR OPEN TOED SHOES,
• DO NOT OPERATE UNIT BAREFOOTED.
Wear no-slip, heavy duty work gloves.
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 Manual
• Provide all users of this equipment with the Operator's 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.
• Take wind conditions into account: avoid open doors and windows.
• Do not point blower at people or animals.
• Review area to be cleared. Look for potential hazards such as
stones or metal objects.
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.
• Do not use blower if any part is missing or damaged.
• Have repairs done only by an authorized ECHO Service dealer.
• Do not use any attachment, accessory or replacement part unless it is recommended in this Operator's Manual.
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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Sound Label (located on blower housing)
71 Category III
dB(A)
P/N X508000140
Measured at 50 ft. (15m) per ANSI B175.2
General Warning Decal (located on blower housing)
P/N X505002080
1. DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY – Lightweight aluminum drive shaft. 2-position shaft design permits unit to be rotated in 180-degree steps.
2. BLOWER PIPE - Concentrates air stream.
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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 - Power Blower Attachment
1 - Operators Manual
1 - Warranty Card
1 - Storage Hook Assembly
Assembly
power head shaft/lower shaft assembly
Parts Required: PAS or SRM-SB Power Head w/Shaft & Coupling.
1. Set Power Head/Shaft Assembly on a level surface.
2. Pull locator pin (A) and rotate counter clockwise 1/4 turn to lock out position.
B
D
3. Remove vinyl cap from attachment drive shaft.
4. Remove cardboard spacer, if necessary.
5. Carefully fit attachment lower drive shaft assembly into coupler (B)
to decal assembly line (C), making sure that the inner lower drive
shaft engages into the upper drive shaft mount.
A
D
C
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
6. Rotate locator pin (A) 1/4 turn clockwise to engage lower shaft hole. Insure locator pin is fully engaged by gently twisting lower drive shaft. Locator pin (A) 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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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. Blower housing may contain shredder blades
and other sharp edges that can cause serious injuries if touched, even if engine is off and blades are not moving.
Wear gloves to protect hands from sharp edges and hot surfaces.
operating blower
warning
Always wear safety glasses, hearing protection and a face filter mask or serious personal injury may result. Do not point the
blower pipe in the direction of people or pets.
Read the Safety Section carefully.
IMPORTANT
To avoid engine damage due to over-revving, do not block blower
pipe.
1. Use only during appropriate hours.
IMPORTANT
Use reduced speed only when performing light-duty tasks or to
comply with local noise regulations. Continuous low speed operation may allow fuel/oil residue to build-up on the piston and cause
rapid build-up of carbon on the spark arrestor screen, resulting
in overheating and engine damage. To reduce harmful build-up,
run engine at wide open throttle for at least 5 minutes every hour,
and inspect/clean the spark arrestor screen after approximately 40
hours of operation.
2. Control blower speed with throttle trigger.
3. Use lower speed to blow debris from hard surfaces.
4. Additional speed may be necessary to clean debris, snow, etc.
from lawns and flowerbeds.
NOTE
Never use a higher speed setting than necessary to perform a task.
Remember, the higher the engine speed, the louder the blower
noise. Minimize dust by using blower at lower speeds. Keep debris
on your property.
Be Smart - be a good neighbor.
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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
Screws/Nuts/Bolts
Inspect/Tighten/Replace
Skill Level
Interval
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Before Each Use
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Storage
1. Store Power Blower 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���������������������������������������������������� Power Blower Attachment
Length������������������������������������������������������� 635 mm (25.01 in.)
Width�������������������������������������������������������� 231 mm (9.10 in.)
Height������������������������������������������������������� 212 mm (8.35 in.)
Weight������������������������������������������������������� 1.76 kg (3.89 lbs.)
Drive Shaft�������������������������������������������������� 6.35 mm (1/4 in.) Flex Shaft
Maximum Air Speed (MPH)����������������������������� 100 - 115 mph*
Maximum Air Volume������������������������������������ 317 - 364 cu. ft./min.*
Sound Level at 50 ft. dB(A) scale per ANSI B175.2� 71 dB(A)
* Specifications are for a variety of power heads. Individual unit performance may vary.
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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
www.echo-usa.com
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