Echo 99944200545 Trimmer User Manual

Trimmer Attachment
Operator's Manual
MODEL
99944200545
FOR MODELS:
SRM-2400SB
SRM-260SB/261SB
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-the-jobdependability. 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 & 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
- Plastic Shield Installation ..................................... 8
- Nylon Head Installation ........................................ 9
- Remove Nylon Line Head ................................... 10
Operation .................................................................... 10
- To Advance Trimmer Line .................................. 10
Copyright© 2009 By Echo, Incorporated
All Rights Reserved.
Maintenance ............................................................... 11
- Skill Levels ......................................................... 11
- Maintenance Intervals ......................................... 11
- Lubrication .......................................................... 11
- Nylon Line Replacement .................................... 12
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 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.
DANGER
CIRCLE AND SLASH SYMBOL
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
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.
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.
INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
"WARNING, SEE
OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
Wear eyes, ears and
head protection
Finger Severing
Wear hand and
foot protection
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Hot
Surface
Fuel and oil mixture
Emergency stop
WARNING
Keep bystanders and helpers
away 15 m (50 ft.).
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Carburetor adjustment
- High speed mixture
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Primer Bulb
Carburetor adjustment
- Idle speed
Ignition
ON/OFF
Carburetor adjustment
- Low speed mixture
Engine choke
control.
DO NOT USE
BLADES - Line
Head Only
Do not exceed
10,000 RPM.
Do not operate
without guards and
shields in place.
BEWARE
- Thrown,
Ricochet
objects
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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 handle. 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, SCARFS, JEWELRY.
Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair.
Wear sturdy work shoes with nonskid 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.
Extended Operation/Extreme Conditions
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 unit 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 exercise 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.
• Check unit for loose/missing nuts, bolts, and screws. Tighten and/or replace as needed.
• Inspect shield for damage and ensure that the cut-off knife is securely in place. Replace if either is damaged or
missing.
• Check that the cutting attachment is firmly attached and in safe operating condition.
• Check that front loop handle and shoulder strap/ or shoulder/waist harness are adjusted for safe, comfortable
operation. See Assembly Section for proper adjustment.
NOTE
ECHO, INC. will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices, attachments or accessories which have not
been tested and approved by ECHO.
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 unit. The complete unit illustration, found in the "DESCRIPTION" section, will help you
locate it. Make sure the decal is legible and that you understand and follow the instructions on it. If the decal cannot be
read, a new one can be ordered from your ECHO dealer. See PARTS ORDERING instructions for specific information.
Shaft Decal
P/N 89016054130
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2
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1. DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY - Contains a specially designed liner and the flexible drive shaft.
2. NYLON CUTTING ATTACHMENT - Contains replaceable nylon trimming line that advances when the trimmer head
is tapped against the ground while the head is turning at normal operating speed.
3. CUT-OFF KNIFE - Automatically trims line to the correct length: 5 in. after head is tapped on the ground. If trimmer is
operated without a cut-off knife the line will become too long, the engine will overheat and engine damage may occur.
4. PLASTIC DEBRIS SHIELD ASSEMBLY - Shield assembly includes the Cut-Off Knife and Safety Decal. Helps
protect the operator by deflecting debris produced during the trimming operation. This shield must be replaced with
the steel shield for blade use.
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CONTENTS
The ECHO product you purchased has been factory pre-assembled for your convenience. Due to packaging restrictions,
shield installation and other assembly may be necessary.
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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PAS Hi Torque Trimmer Attachment
Operator's Manual
Safety Manual
Warranty Registration Card
Locking Tool
T-Wrench
Plastic Debris Shield
Nylon Trimmer Head
Safety Goggle
Shield Plate
5mm x 16mm Screws (shield mounting)
Storage Hook Assembly
ASSEMBLY
POWER HEAD SHAFT/LOWER SHAFT ASSEMBLY
Tools Required: None
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) out, and turn counter-clockwise 1/4 turn to
lock-out position.
3. Remove vinyl cap from attachment drive shaft.
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.
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).
NOTE
Lower bearing housing and head assembly must be in line with the
engine.
B
D
E
C
A
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5. 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.
D
C
6. Secure lower shaft assembly to coupler by tightening clamping
knob (D).
A
PLASTIC SHIELD INSTALLATION
(For Nylon Line Operation)
Tools Required: Screwdriver.
Parts Required: Plastic Shield, Shield Plate, three (3) 5mm x 16mm
screws.
NOTE
The plastic shield is for use with the Nylon Line Head only.
Install Metal Shield when using plastic or metal blades.
1. Place plastic shield on bottom of bearing housing flange.
A
2. Place shield plate on plastic shield, align holes. Install three (3)
screws from bottom through plate and shield into gear case.
NYLON LINE HEAD INSTALLATION
(Use with Plastic Shield)
C
Tools Required: Head Locking Tool
Parts Required: Nylon Line Head.
B
1. Align locking hole in upper plate with notch in edge of gear housing
and insert head locking tool (C).
D
2. Remove vinyl protector from PTO shaft.
3. Be sure upper adaptor plate remains on PTO shaft (B).
C
4. Thread line head onto shaft by turning it counter clockwise until
head is tight against upper plate (D).
5. Remove head locking tool.
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REMOVE NYLON LINE HEAD
C
1. Align locking hole in upper plate with notch in edge of gear
housing and insert head locking tool (C).
2. Remove line head by turning it clockwise until head is completely off
of shaft.
3. Remove locking tool.
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.
WARNING
The attachment will operate immediately when the engine starts and could result in loss of control and possible
serious injury. Keep movable parts of the attachment off the ground and away from objects that could become
entangled or thrown.
NOTE
Refer to your Pro Attachment Series Operator's Manual for correct engine fueling, starting and stopping instructions.
NOTE
Refer to the Grass Trimmer / Brush Cutter Safety Manual for proper and safe trimming techniques.
WARNING
Inspect starting area for hazards such as rocks, glass, debris etc. which could be contacted by the cutting attachment
when starting. Keep helpers and bystanders at least 15 m (50 ft.) from starting area, otherwise serious personal
injury may result.
TO ADVANCE TRIMMER LINE
TIP:
To advance trimmer line, tap trimmer head against the ground while the head is turning at normal operating speed.
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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.
Your ECHO attachment is designed to provide many hours of trouble free service. Regular scheduled maintenance will
help your attachment 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. If the task is not listed see your ECHO
dealer for repairs.
SKILL LEVELS
Level 1 = Easy to do. Most required tools come with unit.
Level 2 = Moderate difficulty. Some specialized tools may be required.
MAINTENANCE INTERVALS
Component/System
Maintenance Procedure
Skill Level
Drive Shaft
Gear Housing
Screws/Nuts/Bolts
Grease
Grease
Inspect/Tighten/Replace
1
1
1
Frequency
Every 25 hours of use
Every 50 hours of use
Before each use
LUBRICATION
Level 1.
Tools Required: 8 & 13 mm Open End Wrench, Screwdriver,
Clean Rag
Parts Required: POWER BLENDXTM 8 oz. (P/N 91016) or Lithium
Base Grease.
Gear Housing
A
1. Clean all loose debris from gear box.
2. Remove plug (A) and check level of grease. Grease should fill gear
case to bottom of grease plug hole.
3. Add grease if necessary using manual grease gun or squeeze-type
tube. Do not use high pressure grease gun. DO NOT over-fill.
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Drive Shaft (Lower)
IMPORTANT
Lower and upper drive shaft must be lubricated with high temperature automotive grease every 25 hours of operation, otherwise
drive shaft assembly overheating and failure can result.
B
C
D
1. Loosen two (2) screws (B) and remove center locating screw (C).
Pull gear box and shield from drive shaft housing.
2. Pull flexible cable from the drive shaft housing, wipe clean and
re-coat with a thin coating [15 ml (1/2 oz.)] of ECHO® LUBETM.
3. Slide the flexible cable back in the drive housing. DO NOT get
dirt on the flex cable.
4. Install the gear housing and shield assembly.
IMPORTANT
Flat edge of washers (D) must be against drive shaft.
NYLON LINE REPLACEMENT
Level 1.
Parts Required: ECHO 0.095" Nylon Trimmer Line 6 m (20 ft.) long.
1. Shut engine off. Lay unit on the ground with head assembly up.
B
2. Hold drum (A) and firmly turn spool (B) CW (clockwise) until it
disengages from the inner drive. Pull spool from drum. DO NOT
push in on spool when turning.
A
A
B
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3. Use one piece of new nylon line (C) 6 m (20 ft.) long and thread
through the molded loop (D) on the spool. Pull line tight and
adjust so one end is 15 cm (6 in.) longer than the other.
C
D
E
CC
4. Hold the spool, opening toward you. Place index finger between
the two strands and wind line, tightly and evenly, in direction of
arrow (E) marked "CC".
B
5. Stop when approximately 15-20 cm (6-8 in.) line (C) remains and
place ends of line in notches (F) in spool (B).
6. Feed ends of line through housing eyelets (G) and place spool (B)
over drive (H). Align pegs (I) on drive with notches in spool, and
push spool into drum.
F
F
I
G
B
7. Pull on both lines until they come free from notches (F) in spool.
H
G
8. Hold drum (A) firmly and turn spool (B) CCW (counterclockwise)
until it stops. DO NOT push in on spool when turning.
B
A
9. Pull both lines out and trim to cut-off knife length.
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STORAGE
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 ---------------------------------------------------- PAS Hi Torque Trimmer Attachment
Shaft Length ------------------------------------------------ 864 mm (34.02 in.)
Attachment Width ----------------------------------------- 176 mm (6.93 in.)
Attachment Height ---------------------------------------- 245 mm (9.65 in.)
Weight (dry) w/line head --------------------------------- 1.57 kg (3.43 lb.)
Drive Shaft ------------------------------------------------- 6.35 mm (1/4 in.) Flex Shaft
Direction of Rotation ------------------------------------- Counter clockwise, viewed from the top
Gear Case Ratio ------------------------------------------- 2.07:1
Cutter Head ------------------------------------------------- Nylon line head with .095 in. Cross Fire™ Line
Line Capacity ----------------------------------------------- 6 m (20 ft.)
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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). 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 to help
your Consumer Product Support Representative.
WARRANTY CARD
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.
This card is our means of registering all original owners of ECHO
equipment. The card plus proof of purchase provides you the assurance that authorized warranty work will be done. It also provides a
direct link between you and ECHO if we find it necessary to contact
you.
ADDITIONAL OR REPLACEMENT MANUALS
Safety Manuals in English/Spanish or English/French are available, free of charge, from your ECHO dealer or at
www.echo-usa.com.
Operator’s and Parts Manuals are available by:
• Downloading free from www.echo-usa.com
• Purchasing from your Echo Dealer.
• Manuals are available by sending a written request stating the model number and serial number of your Echo unit,
part number of the manual, your name and address, and mail to the address below.
Safety Videos are available from your Echo dealer. A $5.00 shipping charge will be required for each video.
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