Echo 99944200615 Trimmer User Manual

PAS Rapid LoaderTM Curved Shaft Trimmer Attachment
Operator's Manual
PAS Rapid LoaderTM Curved Shaft Grass
Trimmer Attachment
Operator's Manual
MODEL
99944200615
FOR MODELS:
SRM-2100SB
SRM-2400SB
SRM-210SB/211SB
SRM-225SB
SRM-260SB/261SB
PAS-2100
PAS-2400
PAS-2601
PAS-210/211
PAS-225
PAS-230/231
PAS-260/261
PAS-265
WARNING
Read rules for safe operation and instructions carefully. ECHO provides an Operator's Manual and a Safety Manual, with your original Split Boom/Pro Attachment SeriesTM Trimmer. Those manuals and this manual must be read and understood for proper and safe operation.
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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 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.................................................................. 6
Contents...................................................................... 7
Assembly.................................................................... 7
- Plastic Shield Installation.................................... 8
- Nylon Line Head Installation............................... 8
- Power Head Shaft/Attachment Lower
Shaft Assembly.................................................... 9
Operation................................................................... 10
Copyright© 2010 By Echo, Incorporated
All Rights Reserved.
Maintenance..............................................................10
- Skill Levels........................................................10
- Maintenance Intervals........................................10
- Lubrication......................................................... 11
- Nylon Line Replacement................................... 11
Storage......................................................................12
Specifications............................................................12
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, 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.
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
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
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Read and understand
Operator's Manual.
Fuel and oil mixture
Wear eyes, ears and
head protection
Rotating
Cutting Attachment
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
DO NOT allow
flames or sparks
near fuel.
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Wear slip resistant foot wear.
Emergency stop
Ignition
ON/OFF
Wear hand
protection. Use
two handed.
Choke Control
"Cold Start"
Position
(Choke Closed)
Primer bulb
Safety/Alert
DO NOT smoke
near fuel.
Choke Control
"Run"
Position
(Choke Open)
Avoid all power
lines. This unit
is not insulated
against electrical
current.
Do not operate
closer than 15 M
(50 ft.) from electrical hazards.
Hot
Surface
Carburetoradjustment
- Low speed mixture
Carburetor adjustment
- High speed mixture
Carburetor adjustment
- Idle speed
Keep bystanders and helpers
away 15 m (50 ft.).
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personal condition and safety equipment
WARNING
Trimmer users risk injury to themselves and others if the trimmer is used improperly or safety precautions are not
followed. Proper clothing and safety gear must be worn when operating a trimmerr.
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 trimmer.
Hand Protection
Wear no-slip, heavy duty work gloves to improve your
grip on the Trimmer/Brush Cutter 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 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.
Avoid Hot Surfaces
• During operation, the drive shaft housing, attachment bearing housing and muffler cover area may become very hot, too hot to touch.
Avoid contact during and immediately after operation.
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equipment
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.
• Inspect shield for damage. Replace if shield is damaged or missing.
• Check that the cutting attachment is firmly attached and in safe operating condition.
• Check that front loop handle is adjusted for safe, comfortable operation. See Assembly Section for proper adjustment.
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.
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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1. LOWER DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY - Includes the Debris Shield Assembly, Gear Housing assembly, Flexible
Drive Cable, Rapid LoaderTM Head and Safety Decal.
2. FLEXIBLE DRIVE CABLE - Cable end fits into upper drive shaft coupler. Lubricate drive cable every 25 hours
with POWER BLENDXTM grease.
3. PLASTIC DEBRIS SHIELD ASSEMBLY - Included in plastic bag (co-pack). MUST be installed on unit before
use, see Assembly Instructions. Mounts on the Gear Housing Assembly just above the cutting attachment. Helps
protect the operator by deflecting debris produced during the trimming operation.
4. RAPID LOADERTM HEAD - Contains replaceable nylon trimming lines.
Contents
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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12 pcs. 8 in. x .080 Pre-cut Nylon Line
Shield Assembly
Storage Hook
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Assembly
WARNING
Do not perform maintenance or assembly procedures with engine
running.
Parts Required: Plastic Shield Assembly
plastic shield installation
B
Caution
Wear Gloves or personal injury may result:
• Cutoff knife is sharp.
• Gearcase and surrounding area may be hot.
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A
1. Remove wing nut (A), washer (B), and bolt (C).
2. Snap the shield over the bearing housing.
3. Install bolt (C), washer (B), and wing nut (A).
nylon line head installation/removal
1. Align locating hole in upper plate with hole in bearing housing and
insert 5 mm (3/16 in.) diameter locking tool (A).
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C
D
2. Place large washer (B) then line head (C) on threaded shaft, followed by small metal washer (D) and locknut (E).
3. Install 3/8-24 locknut using 14.5 mm (9/16 in.) wrench. Turn locknut clockwise, and tighten securely.
IMPORTANT
Remember to remove the locking tool.
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E
C
4. To remove line head, reverse assembly instructions.
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power head shaft/attachment lower shaft assembly
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.
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.
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D
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
NOTE
Refer to your Split Boom\Pro Attachment SeriesTM Operator's Manual for correct engine fueling, starting and stopping instructions.
IMPORTANT
Never wear line shorter than 1-1/2 inch extension from head, otherwise overspeeding and engine damage may result.
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 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 levels
Level 1 =
Level 2 =
Easy to do. Common tools may be required.
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
Screws/Nuts/Bolts Inspect/Tighten/Replace
1
Before Each Use
IMPORTANT - Time intervals shown are maximum. Actual use and your experience will
determine the frequency of required maintenance.
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lubrication
Level 1.
Parts Required: POWER BLENDXTM 8 oz. (P/N 91014) or Lithium Base Grease.
1. Remove plastic shield.
2. Loosen bearing housing locating screw (A), at the top of the housing, loosen mounting screw (B) and remove gear case from drive
housing.
3. Pull the flexible drive shaft (C) from the drive housing, wipe clean
and recoat with a thin coating [1/2 oz. (15 ml)] of grease.
4. Slide the flexible drive shaft back in the drive housing being careful not to get dirt on the flexible drive shaft.
5. Install the bearing housing and shield.
nylon line replacement
Level 1.
Parts Required: Pre-cut Nylon Line
1. Shut engine off. Lay unit on the ground with head assembly up.
2. Remove old nylon line through center recess of head.
3. Insert pre-cut 204 mm (8 in.) length of nylon cutting line (recommended sizes 2.4 mm [.095 in.] to 3.9 mm [.155 in.]) through
outside openings of trimmer head. Minimum of 153mm (6 in.) of
line should extend from each opening. 3.9mm [.155 in.] line not
recommended for trimmers under 26cc.
NOTE
Insert cutting line ends to center of head recess to insure easy
removal of used lines.
Notice:
Nylon line can damage plastic shield. When installing line segments, make sure line does not curve upward toward shield.
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C
MODELS
SRM-2100SB
SRM-210SB/211SB
PAS-210/211
PAS-225
PAS-230/231
SRM-2400SB
REQUIRED LINE SIZES
.080 - .095 in.
.095 - .130 in.
SRM-260SB/261SB
.095 - .155 in.
PAS-2601
PAS-260/261
PAS-265
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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
Length������������������������������������������������������� 630 mm (24.8 in.)
Width�������������������������������������������������������� 320 mm (12.6 in.)
Height������������������������������������������������������� 420 mm (16.53 in.)
Weight������������������������������������������������������� 1.09 kg. (2.4 lb.)
Drive Shaft�������������������������������������������������� 6.35 mm (1/4 in.) Flex Shaft
Rotating Direction����������������������������������������� Clockwise viewed from the top
Cutter Head������������������������������������������������� Rapid Loader TM head (2-lines) with .080 Cross Fire TM Line
Cutting Swath���������������������������������������������� 406 mm (16 in)
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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, Type 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
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
www.echo-usa.com
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