Echo PPT-230/231 Trimmer User Manual

Power PrunerTM
Hedge Clipper Attachment
Operator's Manual
Model
99946400060
Serial Number 001001 & Up
Models used on:
PPT-230/231
PPT-260/261
PPT-2100
PPT-2400
PPFD-2400
WARNING
DANGER
Read rules for safe operation and instructions carefully. ECHO provides an
Operator's Manual and a Safety Manual, with your Hedge Clipper Attachment.
These manuals must be read and understood for proper and safe operation, otherwise
serious personal injury may result.
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89865026160
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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.
IMPORTANT
This attachment is designed for use with Echo's Power PrunersTM. Use of this attachment with any other ECHO
Product will cause premature gear case failure and void the warranty.
THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Read and understand this manual before operation. Keep it in a safe
place for future refenence. It contains specifications and information for
operation, starting, stopping, maintenance, storage and assembly
specific to this product.
THE SAFETY MANUAL
Read and understand this manual before operation. Keep it in a safe
place for future refenence. It explains possible hazards involved with the
use of Power PrunerTM and what measures you should take to make their
use safer.
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 List ....................................................... 7
Specifications ............................................................. 8
Assembly ................................................................... 8
- Cutting Attachment to Shaft Tube Installation ... 8
CopyRight© 2003 By Echo, Incorporated
All Rights Reserved.
Operation ................................................................... 9
- Adjust Attachment Position ............................. 10
- Adjusting Cutting Angle of Blade .................... 10
Maintenance ............................................................ 11
- Skill Levels ........................................................ 11
- Maintenance Intervals ...................................... 11
- Lubrication ........................................................ 11
- Sharpening Blades ............................................ 13
Storage ..................................................................... 13
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.
SHAFT HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
MANUAL SAFETY SYMBOLS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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.
The circle with the slash symbol means whatever is shown
within the circle is prohibited.
T
AN
RT
PO
IM
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.
TE
O
N
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.
SAFETY
DECALS
Locate these safety decals on your Power PrunerTM unit. The complete unit illustration found in the "DESCRIPTION"
section of your Power PrunerTM Operator's Manual, 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 Coupler
P/N 89016022660
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INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
Symbol form/shape
Symbol
description/application
DO NOT allow
flames or sparks
near fuel.
Read and understand
Operator's Manual.
Fuel and oil mixture
Wear eyes, ears and
head protection
Finger Severing
Engine choke
control.
Wear hand
protection. Use
two handed.
Emergency stop
Hot
Surface
DO NOT smoke
near fuel.
Safety/Alert
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.
Symbol form/shape
Chain lubrication
Do not operate closer than 15 M (50 ft.)
from electrical
hazards.
Carburetor adjustment
- Low speed mixture
Symbol
description/application
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 hedge clipper is used improperly and 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.
Wear hearing protection. ECHO recommends wearing
hearing protection whenever unit is used.
Eye Protection
Eye protection that meet ANSI Z87.1 or CE requirements
must be worn whenever you operate the unit.
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.
Hand Protection
Wear no-slip, heavy duty work gloves to improve your
grip on the handles. Gloves also reduce the transmission
of machine vibration to your hands.
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.
SHAFT 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. ECHO, INC. will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices, attachments or accessories which
have not been tested and approved by ECHO. 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.
• 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.
• Keep exhaust area clear of flammable debris. Avoid contact during
and immediately after operation.
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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.
Provide Safety And Operating Instructions To All Operators
• Provide all users of this equipment with the Operator's Manual and
Safety Manual for instructions on Safe Operation.
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.
Keep a Firm Grip
• Hold the front and rear handles with both hands, with thumbs and
fingers tightly encircling the handles.
Only Make Cutting Angle Adjustments With Unit Off And On Flat
Ground
• 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.
WARNING
DANGER
Never remove hands from handles with engine running or serious
injury may result.
SHAFT 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 - Shaft Hedge Clipper Attachment
1 - Operators Manual
1 - Hedge Clipper Safety Manual
1 - Blade Cover
1 - Safety Glasses
1 - Warranty Registration Card
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1. CUTTING BLADES - Double reciprocating blades mounted to a blade support bar. Double sided blades are capable
of cutting on either side of the blade.
2. 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.
3. INDEXING LEVER - Spring loaded lever that engages with a notch every 15 degrees, from the straight (in line with
shaft tube) position to right angle with the shaft tube.
4. ADAPTER - Allows Hedge Clipper Attachment to be rotated 360 degrees (in 90 degrees increments) on the Power
PrunerTM shaft tube.
5. CLAMP - Provides secure attachment to Power Pruner TM shaft.
6. ATTACHMENT HANDLE - Provides secure handgrip for adjusting cutting blade angle.
7. GREASE FITTINGS - Grease gear case every 15-20 hours of operation or on a weekly schedule.
8. BLADE COVER - Used to cover blades during transport and storage. Remove blade cover before operating unit.
9. 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
MODEL ---------------------------------------------------- HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
Length ------------------------------------------------------- 775 mm (30.5 in.)
Width -------------------------------------------------------- 121 mm (4.75 in.)
Weight ------------------------------------------------------ 2.45 kg (5.4 lbs.)
Gear Case Ratio -------------------------------------------- 3.5 : 1
Cutter -------------------------------------------------------- Double Reciprocating Blade - Double Edge
Cutter Length ----------------------------------------------- 450 mm (17.7 in.)
Cutter Pitch ------------------------------------------------- 28 mm (1.1 in.)
Maximum Diameter Cut ------------------------------------ 9.5 mm (3/8 in.)
Approved for use with the following Power PrunerTM models only.
PPT-230/231
PPT-2100/2400
PPT-260/261
PPFD-2400
ASSEMBLY
CUTTING ATTACHMENT TO SHAFT TUBE INSTALLATION
Tools Required: Screwdriver, Cross-Head Screwdriver
Parts Required: Power PrunerTM, Hedge Clipper Attachment
WARNING
DANGER
Hedge Clipper cutting blades are very sharp! Always wear gloves
when handling assembly, otherwise serious personal injury may
result.
C
1. Loosen the four (4) screws (A) and locator screw (B) on Chain Saw
Cutting Attachment, then slide attachment off upper shaft tube (C).
D
NOTE
Do not remove locator screw (B) completely from cutting attachment, otherwise inner lock nut will come off and be lost.
(Models: PPT Models Only)
2. Loosen center clamp knob (D).
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SHAFT HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
WARNING
DANGER
Hedge Clipper cutting blades are very sharp! Always wear gloves
when handling assembly, otherwise serious personal injury may
result.
F
G
C
3. Pull upper shaft tube (C) out of fiberglass lower shaft tube 127-152
mm (5-6 in.), then slide (C) back into fiberglass lower shaft tube
exposing inner drive shaft (E).
E
(All Models)
4. Remove locator screw (F) in bottom of attachment adapter clamp.
5. Align star shaped drive of inner drive shaft (E) with Hedge Clipper
Attachment shaft (G).
6. Align ridges on upper shaft tube (H) with seams (I) in cutting
attachment clamp and adapter.
H
BOTTOM
7. Slide upper shaft tube into attachment, aligning hole for locator
screw (K) in bottom of cutting attachment adapter with locating
hole (L) in upper shaft tube.
I
J
VIEW
8. Install and tighten locator screw (F). Tighten six (6) cutting
attachment clamp screws (J).
K
L
J
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.
• Provide all operators of this equipment with the Operator's Manual
and instructions for safe operation.
• Review area to be trimmed. Look for hazards that could contribute to
unsafe conditions. DO NOT operate unit if any wires (power, telephone, cable, etc.) are closer than 15 m (50 ft.) to any part of the
operator or unit.
• Before starting the unit, equip yourself and any other person working
within the 15 m (50 ft.) Safety Zone with the required protective
equipment and clothing.
• Always evaluate the area being cut for overhead hazards, such as
dead branches which may fall and strike the operator or helpers.
15 m
(50 ft.)
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ADJUST ATTACHMENT POSITION
A
B
1. Hard to reach areas can be trimmed by rotating the attachment in 90°
increments. Loosen (do not remove) bolts (A). Rotate attachment in
adapter (B) until desired blade attachment position is achieved.
Align holes and tighten bolts (A).
ADJUSTING CUTTING ANGLE OF BLADE
1. Place unit on a flat, clear area. Make sure stop switch is in the
“STOP” position.
C
2. Move gear tension release lever (C) to “up” position.
D
3. Grip hedge clipper attachment at adapter (B).
4. Grip rear handle of cutter assembly, and hold securely.
5. Depress blade indexing lever (D) to release cutter assembly.
6. Adjust cutter assembly angle to desired position, and release
indexing lever into notch.
7. Move gear tension release lever (C) to full “down” position.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT tighten gear tension release lever nut (E) 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
E
DANGER
DO NOT stand hedge clipper on end when adjusting cutting angle,
otherwise serious injury may result.
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SHAFT HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
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MAINTENANCE
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. If the task is not listed, see your ECHO dealer for repairs.
SKILL LEVEL
Level 1 =
Level 2 =
Level 3 =
Easy to do. Most required tools come with unit.
Moderate difficulty. Some specialized tools may be required.
Experience required. Specialized tools are required. ECHO recommends the unit be returned to your
ECHO dealer for service
ECHO offers REPOWERTM Maintenance Kits and Parts to make your maintenance job easier. Just below each task
heading are listed the various part numbers required for that task. See your ECHO dealer for these parts.
MAINTENANCE INTERVALS
Component/System
Maintenance Procedure
Skill Level
Cutting Blades
Gear Housing
Screws/Nuts/Bolts
Inspect/Clean
Grease
Inspect/Tighten/Replace
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LUBRICATION
Cutting Blades
Level 1.
Tools Required: Clean Rag, Brush, Oil Can, (2) 10 mm Wrenches
Parts Required: 20W Engine Oil (lubrication), 50-50 mixture of kerosene
and 20W oil (cleaning).
WARNING
DANGER
Hedge Clipper Blades are very sharp. Wear gloves to protect
hands, otherwise serious personal injury may result.
1. Brush loose debris from cutting blade and coat both sides of
cutting blade with the 50-50 cleaning mixture.
2. Allow cleaning mixture to soften the remaining gummy residue then
wipe it from the cutting blade.
3. Apply clean oil to the entire length of the cutting blade. Be certain
the cutting blade bolts are lubricated.
4. Wipe excess oil from the cutting blade before putting the unit back
in service.
Frequency
Before and during use
Every 15 - 20 hours of use
Before each use
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5. Check cutting blade tightness. Tighten blade bolts (A) until snug
with 10 mm wrench. Loosen bolts 1/2 turn. Hold bolts (A) from
turning and tighten locknuts (B) with other 10 mm wrench.
B
A
Gear Case
Tools Required: Grease Gun with ECHO® LUBETM 14 oz. cartridge
P/N 91015 or Lithium Based Grease.
Parts required: ECHO® LUBETM or Lithium Based Grease.
1. Clean dirt from grease fittings.
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 25 hours of operation.
SHAFT HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
SHARPENING BLADES
Level 1.
Tools Required: Flat File, Small Screwdriver.
Parts required: Gear box gasket, ECHO® LUBETM or
Lithium Based Grease.
NOTE
Blades are very sharp. Wear gloves to protect hands.
1. Use screwdriver to separate upper and lower cutters equal distance
apart.
2. File each edge carefully. Follow the original shape of the blade.
IMPORTANT
If a power grinder is used DO NOT allow blade to over heat.
3. Lubricate cutting blades. See "Blade Lubrication Instructions",
page 13 this section.
STORAGE
IMPORTANT
Always store and transport shaft 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. Install blade cover onto hedge clipper cutting blades.
4. Store hedge clipper attachment in a dry, dust free place in a horizontal position, out of the reach of children.
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NOTES
SHAFT HEDGE CLIPPER ATTACHMENT
OPERATOR'S MANUAL
NOTES
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SERVICING INFORMATION
PARTS
Genuine ECHO Parts and ECHO REPOWERTM Parts and Assemblies for
your ECHO products are available only from an Authorized ECHO
Dealer.
DEALER?
Call
1-800-432-ECHO
or
www.echo-usa.com
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
CONSUMER PRODUCT
SUPPORT
1-800-673-1558
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.
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.
• Sending a check or money order for $2.00 per Parts Catalog or $1.50 per Operator's Manual made payable to ECHO,
INCORPORATED. State on a sheet of paper the model number and serial number of the ECHO unit you have, part
number of the manual (if known), your name and address and mail to address below.
Safety Videos are available from your Echo dealer. A $5.00 shipping charge will be required for each video.
Available Parts Catalog
POWER PRUNERTM
Shaft Hedge Clipper Attachment
99946400060
Serial Number 001001 & UP
Part Number 99922203038
ECHO, INCORPORATED
400 OAKWOOD ROAD
LAKE ZURICH, IL 60047
www.echo-usa.com