Echo 99944200590, SRM-2100SB/2400SB, SRM-210SB/211SB, SRM-260SB/261SB, PAS-2100/2400, PAS-210/211, PAS-230/231, PAS-260/261, PAS

PAS ARTICULATING HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
PAS Articulating Hedge Clipper Attachment
Operator's Manual
MODEL
99944200590
Serial Number 001001 & Up
FOR MODELS:
SRM-2100SB/2400SB
SRM-210SB/211SB
SRM-260SB/261SB
PAS-2100/2400
PAS-210/211
PAS-230/231
PAS-260/261
PAS-2601
WARNING
DANGER
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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06/03
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INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the ECHO family. This ECHO product was designed and manufactured to provide long life
and on-the-job-dependability. Read and understand this manual included with your attachment. You will
find this manual easy to use and full of helpful operations 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
Manual Safety Symbols and Important Information .. 3
Safety ......................................................................... 3
- Decals ................................................................. 3
- International Symbols ......................................... 4
Safety Instructions .................................................... 4
- Personal Condition and Safety Equipment ......... 4
- Extended Operation/Extreme Conditions ............ 5
- Equipment ........................................................... 5
- Safe Operation .................................................... 6
Description ................................................................ 7
- Contents ............................................................. 7
Specifications ............................................................. 8
Assembly ................................................................... 8
- Power Head Shaft/Lower Shaft Assembly .......... 8
Copyright© 2003 By Echo, Incorporated
All Rights Reserved.
Operation ................................................................... 9
- Adjusting Cutting Angle .................................... 9
Maintenance ............................................................ 10
- Skill Levels ........................................................ 10
- Maintenance Intervals ...................................... 10
- Lubrication ........................................................ 11
- Sharpening Blades ........................................... 13
- Blade Adjustment ............................................. 14
Storage ..................................................................... 14
Servicing Information ............................................... 16
- Parts .................................................................. 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.
PAS ARTICULATING HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
MANUAL SAFETY SYMBOLS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Throughout this manual and on the product itself, you will find safety
alerts and helpful, information messages preceded by symbols or key
words. The following is an explanation of those symbols and key words
and what they mean to you.
This symbol accompanied by the words WARNING and
DANGER calls attention to an act or condition that can
lead to serious personal injury to operator and bystanders.
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NO
IMPORTANT The enclosed message
provides information necessary for the
protection of the unit.
NOTE This enclosed message provides
tips for use, care and maintenance of the
unit.
The circle with the slash symbol means whatever is
shown within the circle is prohibited.
SAFETY
DECALS
Locate these safety decals on your unit. The complete unit illustration found in the "DESCRIPTION" section, will help
you locate them. Make sure the decals are legible and that you understand and follow the instructions on them. If a decal
cannot be read, a new one can be ordered from your ECHO Dealer. See PARTS ORDERING instructions for specific
information.
Shaft Decal
WARNING
DANGER
This unit is not designed to insulate against hazards associated with the contact of wires
carrying electrical current.
To avoid possible injury/death due to electrical shock or other hazards. DO NOT operate unit if
any wires (power, telephone, cable, etc.) are closer than 15 feet (4/5 meters minimum distance,
to any part of the unit or operator.
WARNING
P/N 89016012360
DANGER
This unit can be dangerous if used improperly. • Falling objects and/or blade
contact can cause serious injury to operator, helpers and bystanders. • Keep helpers
and bystanders at least 50 feet (15m) clear of operating area. • To reduce injury risk,
READ AND UNDERSTAND the operator's Manual, replacement copies are available
through your ECHO dealer. • Wear Protective clothing (head, hearing and eye
protection meeting ANSI standards) specified in the Operator's Manual. • STOP
engine before making repairs or blade adjustments. • ALWAYS use adjustment handle
when adjusting blade angle. • Keep hand away from blade.
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INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Symbol form/shape
Read and understand
Operator's Manual.
Symbol
description/application
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
DO NOT allow
flames or sparks
near fuel.
Fuel and oil mixture
Finger Severing
Engine choke
control.
Hot
Surface
Wear hand
protection. Use
two handed.
Emergency stop
Safety/Alert
DO NOT smoke
near fuel.
Wear eyes, ears and
head protection
Avoid all power
lines. This unit is not
insulated against
electrical current.
15 M
(50 ft.)
Keep bystanders at
least 15 meters
(50 feet) away.
Chain lubrication
Do not operate
closer than 15 M (50
ft.) from electrical
hazards.
Carburetor adjustment
- Low speed mixture
Symbol
description/application
Symbol form/shape
Wear slip resistant
foot wear.
Ignition
ON/OFF
Primer bulb
Carburetor adjustment
- High speed mixture
Carburetor adjustment
- Idle speed
Plan retreat path
from falling
objects.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PERSONAL CONDITION AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
WARNING
DANGER
Hedge Clipper users risk injury to themselves and others if the unit is used improperly or safety precautions are not
followed. Proper clothing and safety gear must be worn when operating a hedge clipper.
Physical Condition
Hearing Protection
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.
ECHO recommends wearing hearing protection whenever
unit is used.
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.
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.
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.
PAS ARTICULATING HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
EXTENDED OPERATION/EXTREME CONDITIONS
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 armexercises
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.
Repetitive Stress Injuries
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.
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.
EQUIPMENT
WARNING
DANGER
Use only ECHO approved attachments. Serious injury may result from the use of a non approved attachment combination. Read and comply with all safety instructions listed in this manual and safety manual.
• Check unit for loose/missing nuts, bolts and screws. Tighten and/or
replace as needed.
• Inspect fuel lines, tank and area around carburetor for fuel leaks. DO
NOT operate unit if leaks are found.
• Never adjust blades when the engine is operating.
• Inspect hand guard for damage. Replace if damaged or missing.
• Check that the blade assembly is firmly attached and in safe operating
condition. Dull, loose or damaged blades should not be used.
• Keep exhaust area clear of flammable debris. Avoid contact during
and immediately after operation.
NOTE
ECHO, INC. will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices
or accessories which have not been tested and approved by ECHO
for use with this unit.
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SAFE OPERATION
WARNING
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 tightly 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.
Cutting Angle Adjustments
• Only adjust cutting blade angle with unit flat on the ground, with the
engine stop switch in the “STOP” position. Never adjust cutting
angle with unit standing upright.
Avoid Contact With Gear Box Assembly During Use
• Gear box assembly becomes hot during use. Avoid contact with gear
box assembly when using unit or making cutting angle adjustments.
PAS ARTICULATING HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
DESCRIPTION
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.
CONTENTS LIST
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1 - Articulating Hedge Clipper Attachment
1 - Operator's Manual
1 - Hedge Clipper Safety Manual
1 - Warranty Registration Card
1 - 8 x 10 mm Wrench
1 - 4 mm Hex Wrench
1 - Blade Cover
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
GEAR TENSION RELEASE LEVER - Moving lever up releases tension on gears to permit adjustment of blade
cutting angle when indexing lever is pressed. The gear tension release lever MUST be placed in the down position
to remove internal gear play before operating the hedge clipper. The gear tension lever DOES NOT secure gear box
angle setting.
LOWER DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY - Includes the Gear Housing assembly, Flexible Drive Cable, Blade and Safety
Decals.
FLEXIBLE DRIVE CABLE - Cable end fits into upper drive shaft coupler. Lubricate drive cable every 25 hours with
ECHO® LUBETM grease.
BLADE ANGLE INDEXING LEVER - Spring loaded lever that engages with a notch every 15 degrees to secure
cutting angle adjustment. Press lever to disengage from notch, release after new position is selected.
GEAR HOUSING HANDLE - Provides secure handgrip for adjusting cutting blade angle.
GREASE FITTINGS - Grease gear case every 15-20 hours of operation or on a weekly schedule.
CUTTING BLADES - Double reciprocating blades mounted to a blade support bar. Double sided blades, are capable
of cutting on either side of the blade.
BLADE COVER - Used to cover blades during transport and storage. Remove blade cover before operating unit.
HEDGE CLIPPER SAFETY VIDEO - (Not included with unit) P/N 99922202800 English version and P/N 99922203513
Spanish version are available at a cost of $5.00 from ECHO, INC. or any authorized ECHO dealer. The video overviews safety precautions and proper operating techniques and is supplemental to the Safety Manual. Read and
understand the Safety Manual for complete information on safe operation.
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SPECIFICATIONS
PAS Articulating Hedge Clipper Attachment
Shaft Length ------------------------------------------------ 1282.7 mm (50.5 in.)
Attachment Width ----------------------------------------- 114.30 mm (4.50 in.)
Height ------------------------------------------------------- 92.1 mm (3.63 in.)
Weight ------------------------------------------------------ 2.73 kg. (6.02 lb.)
Gear Case Ratio -------------------------------------------- 3.5 : 1
Cutter -------------------------------------------------------- Double Reciprocating Blade - Double Edge
Effective Length ----------------------------------------- 411 mm (16.2 in.)
Pitch ------------------------------------------------------- 35 mm (1.4 in.)
Maximum Diameter Cut
Soft Material ---------------------------------------------- 25.4 mm (1 in.)
Woody Material ------------------------------------------ 13 mm (1/2 in.)
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 lockout position.
B
D
E
3.
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.
C
A
F
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).
4.
Select desired blade position by aligning one of the holes (F) in
lower shaft with locator pin position.
D
C
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.
6.
Secure lower shaft assembly to coupler by tightening clamping
knob (D).
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PAS ARTICULATING HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
OPERATION
WARNING
DANGER
All over head electrical conductors and communications wires can have electricity flow with high voltages. Never
touch wires directly or indirectly when pruning, otherwise serious injury or death may result.
ADJUSTING CUTTING ANGLE
1. Place unit on a flat, clear area. Make sure stop switch is in the
“STOP” position.
A
2. Move gear tension release lever (A) to “up” position.
B
3. Grip hedge clipper shaft at gear box.
4. Grip rear handle of cutter assembly, and hold securely.
5. Depress blade indexing lever (B) to release cutter assembly.
6. Adjust cutter assembly angle to desired position, and release
indexing lever into notch.
7. Move gear tension release lever (A) to full “down” position.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT tighten gear tension release lever nut (C) to secure angle
setting of gear box. Damage to gears will result. Adjust nut ONLY
if gear tension release lever is too loose, or too tight. Tighten nut
for snug 90° movement.
WARNING
DANGER
Gear Case Assembly becomes HOT during use. Always grip
assembly at black rear handle when making cutting angle adjustments, otherwise serious injury may result.
WARNING
C
DANGER
DO NOT stand hedge clipper on end when adjusting cutting angle,
otherwise serious injury may result.
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MAINTENANCE
Your ECHO trimmer is designed to provide many hours of trouble free service. Regular scheduled maintenance will help
your trimmer 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 LEVEL
Level 1 =
Easy to do. Most required tools come with unit.
Level 2 =
Moderate difficulty. Some specialized tools may be required.
Level 3 =
Experience required. Specialized tools are required. ECHO recommends
that the unit be returned to your ECHO dealer for service.
MAINTENANCE INTERVALS
Component/System
Maintenance Procedure
Skill Level
Cutting Blades
Drive Shaft
Gear Housing
Screws/Nuts/Bolts
Oil/Clean
Grease
Grease
Inspect/Tighten/Replace
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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).
WARNING
DANGER
Blades are very sharp. Wear gloves to protect hands, otherwise
serious personal injury may result.
Frequency
Before each use
Every 50 hours of use
Every 15-25 hours of use
Before each use
PAS ARTICULATING HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
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.
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Gear Housing
Level 1.
Tools required: Grease Gun, Rag.
Parts required: ECHO® LUBETM 14 oz. Cartridge P/N 91015 Grease or
Lithium-based Grease.
1.
Clean dirt from grease fittings (A).
2.
Carefully pump grease in each 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.
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Drive Shaft (Lower)
Level 1.
Tools required: 4 mm hex wrench, 8mm Open End Wrench, Clean Rag,
Small Brush.
Parts required: ECHO® LUBETM 14 oz. cartridge P/N 91015 or
Lithium-based Grease.
IMPORTANT
Lower and upper drive shaft must be lubricated with ECHO®
LUBETM grease every 50 hours of operation, otherwise drive
shaft assembly overheating and failure can result.
1.
Carefully remove locating screw and washers (A) to avoid loss of
blade indexing lever spring (B), and loosen clamping screw (C).
Remove the flex drive shaft assembly from the gear housing.
2.
Pull the drive shaft (D) from the drive shaft assembly, and wipe
clean. Re-coat with a thin coating [1/2 oz. (15 ml)] of grease.
3.
Slide the flex shaft back into the drive shaft assembly, being careful
not to get dirt on the flex shaft.
NOTE
Install drive shaft in gear case to provide desired blade adjustment
direction.
4.
Align the locating screw hole in gear case with the locating hole in
drive shaft assembly, and install and tighten locating screw with
washers (A), and tighten clamping screw (C).
A
B
C
D
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
SHARPENING BLADES
Level 3.
Tools required: Flat file, round file, screwdriver
Parts required: None
WARNING
DANGER
Hedge Clipper Blades are very sharp. Wear gloves to protect
hands.
1.
Disconnect spark plug wire from spark plug.
2.
Slide blades to allow file clearance using slots (A) on bottom of
blades. Do not pry against cutting edges.
3.
Follow the original shape, and file each cutting edge carefully to
avoid damage to adjacent teeth. Maintain 6 mm (.25 in.) radius at
base of each tooth.
IMPORTANT
If a power grinder is used, DO NOT allow blade to over heat.
4.
Lubricate blades. See "Lubrication" on page 11.
5.
Connect spark plug wire.
A
A
6mm (.25 in.) Radius
45º
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BLADE ADJUSTMENT
Level 2.
Tools required: (2) 10 mm wrenches
Parts required: None
IMPORTANT
Blades should only be removed and reinstalled by an Authorized
ECHO Servicing Dealer, otherwise premature wear or internal
damage may occur.
1.
Tighten blade bolts until snug, then loosen blade bolts 1/2 turn.
2.
Hold blade bolts from turning using 10 mm wrench, and tighten
blade lock nuts with other 10 mm wrench.
NOTE
Locking ability of Hedge Clipper blade lock nuts will diminish each
time they are removed. Replace if turning resistance is not felt when
installing locknuts.
STORAGE
IMPORTANT
Always store and transport hedge clippers in a stable, horizontal
position. Support gear case and cutting blades to prevent
excessive flexing which may cause damage to the cutting
attachment. 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 in a
horizontal position, out of the reach of children.
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OPERATOR'S MANUAL
NOTES
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SERVICING INFORMATION
PARTS
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 unit with you. You can find these
numbers on the engine housing. For future reference, write them in the
space provided below.
Model No. _____________ SN. ____________
SERVICE
DEALER?
Call
1-800-432-ECHO
or
www.echo-usa.com
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 to help
your Consumer Product Support Representative.
CONSUMER PRODUCT
SUPPORT
1-800-673-1558
8:30 - 4:30 Mon - Fri C.S.T.
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
You may register your Echo equipment using the warranty registration
card or register on-line at www.echo-usa.com. Registering 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.
Available Parts Catalog
PAS Articulating Hedge Clipper Attachment Model 99944200590
Part Number 99922203332
Serial Number 001001 & Up
ECHO, INCORPORATED
400 OAKWOOD ROAD
LAKE ZURICH, IL 60047
www.echo-usa.com