Electrolux 4230X BP Trimmer User Manual

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A. General Description
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ENGINE
SHAFT
THROTTLE TRIGGER
REAR CONTROL GRIP
BLADE
NYLON STRING HEAD
STOP SWITCH
FUEL ENRICHMENT LEVER
STARTER HANDLE
HARNESS RING
SPARK PLUG
AIR FILTER COVER
FUEL TANK CAP
MUFFLER SHIELD
FLEXIBLE SHAFT
DELTA HANDLE
SAFETY LEVER
18) SAFETY POLE GUARD
19) STRING CUTTER BLADE
20) NYLON STRING HEAD GUARD
EXTENSION
21) BLADE GUARD
22) RING
23) SHOULDER STRAPS
24) SHOULDER STRAP BUCKLE
25) LOAD ADJUSTMENT BUCKLE
26) BELT
27) BELT BUCKLE
28) STARTER KNOB SUPPORT
29) SHAFT FASTENER
30) ANTIVIBRATION DEVICE
31) FRAME
32) PADDING
33) BACKPACK
LEGEND:
1) Guaranteed noise level according to
directive 2000/14/EC
2) Manufacturersnameandaddress'
3) Year of manufacture (last two figures; e.g.
03=2003)
4) Product code
5) Serial no.
6) Model/type
7) CE marking of conformity
Example of identification
B. Safety precautions
Meaning of symbols
Safety apparel: Approved boots.
Warning.
Safety apparel: Approved
protective goggles or visor,
approved hard hat and hearing
protection.
Read the instructions for the user
carefully and make sure you
understand how all the controls
work.
Do not smoke when refueling or
using the machine.
Fuel enrichment (starting aid).
Danger of flying debris.
Safety apparel: Approved gloves.
ENGLISH - 1
15 m
Minimum safety distance 15m.
Danger of kickback. The blade is
capable of amputating arms and
legs.
Emergency stop.
CAUTION!
Danger of serious leg injuries.
Take scrupulous care to follow the
instructions in the manual.
Maximum shaft speed.
CAUTION!
The cutting parts and muffler may
get very hot and cause burns. Wait
a few minutes before touching
them.
Use of the manual
• Anyone who uses the machine should have
read the entire manual with extreme care.
• All users should be familiar with the operations
for use of the machine under absolutely safe
conditions as described in this manual, and
should be instructed in the proper cutting
techniques to use, possibly by practical
demonstration.
• Do not allow children or persons who are not
familiar with these instructions and are not
sufficiently trained to use the brush cutter.
Local regulations may specify an age limit for
users.
• Keep this manual with the machine when
selling or lending it, to enable the future users
to familiarize themselves with the product and
instructions for safe use.
• All parts of the manual are equally important for
the purpose of preventing injury to the operator
or damage to the machine. To facilitate your
reading, section B is divided into parts that can
be called up in the rest of the manual, marked
with the “CAUTION” symbol followed by the
number of the corresponding paragraph, to
concentrate your attention on the main safety
procedures related to a particular situation.
Prior to use
• Respect of the procedures described in this
manual does not eliminate the risks of
accidents but does reduce the probability of
their occurring or the effect of the damage.
• If you have never used a brush cutter before,
practice using it for a while before actually
starting to work with it.
• The operator or user is responsible for any
damages to third parties or their property, and
for any dangers to which they may be subject.
• Do not use this machine for any other purpose
than that for which it was designed, using the
proper cutting devices as indicated in the
instructions.
2 - ENGLISH
• Do not use the machine if you are tired, in poor
health or under the effects of alcohol or
medication that could affect your reactions.
• Make sure you know how to stop the engine
and blade if necessary (see section entitled
“Starting and stopping the engine”).
Inspect the machine carefully before every
use, in case of violent impact or signs of
malfunction. Make sure the machine is correctly
assembled, and all its parts are working
properly. Make sure the screws are all in place
and securely tightened. Check operation of the
accelerator control block and make sure there is
no leakage of fuel. Check that the cutting tool
does not move with the motor running at idle
speed. Make sure the transmission pipe is
properly fastened to the motor joint and the line
cutter head or blade are correctly fastened with
the screw fastening the blade fully tightened.
Check the backpack and make sure the motor is
securely fastened to its housing.
1
Replace any accessories (blades, nylon
string heads, guards) which show damage
or cracks or appear excessively worn. Have your
Authorized Service Center replace any damaged
parts. For nylon string heads, use only strings
made of flexible material recommended by the
manufacturer. For example, you should never
use metal wire because it could cause serious
injuries to people, property and animals. An
unsuitable string could break and turn into a very
dangerous missile. In mounting the cutting
utensils follow the instructions in the chapter
entitled “Usable cutting tools and their
installation on the machine”. ABSOLUTELY DO
NOT USE THE BRUSH CUTTER IF THE
SPECIFIC SAFETY GUARD FOR THE
CUTTING DEVICE IN USE IS NOT SECURELY
FASTENED (see chapter “Assembly/
disassembly”). Failure to follow this rule can
expose you to serious danger such as:
• possible contact with rotating and cutting parts;
2
• possible contact with flying debris.
Never use a brush cutter without its safety pole
guard correctly in place. Only use blades or
nylon string heads clearly marked with a
maximum speed of at least 10,500 min-1.
Use only original or approved accessories
and spare parts, which you can purchase
from our official distributors. The use of other
accessories and spare parts increases the
danger of injury and in this case the
manufacturer has no liability for damage to
persons or property. Never attempt to use the
machine if it is incomplete, defective or has been
altered by anyone other than an Authorized
Service Center. The risk of accidents increases
considerably if maintenance is not carried our
regularly in a professional way. In case of doubt
contact an authorized service center.
3
All operations of maintenance, assembly,
disassembly and fueling should be done
with the machine on a flat, solid surface so that
the motor cannot turn over, in a stable position
with the motor off, the switch turned to O/STOP,
the cutting tool stopped and wearing adequate
protective gloves.
4
Apparel
suitably for the job; wear approved
5 Dress
personal protection gear:
• Closely fitting protective clothing (do not wear
shorts or loose clothing). Do not wear jewelry
that could get caught in moving parts of the
machine.
• Safety boots with non-slip sole, crush-resistant
toe cap and protection against cuts (do not
wear sandals or work barefoot).
• Sturdy gloves resistant to cuts and vibrations.
• Safety visor or protective goggles. Remove the
protective film if any.
• Hearing protection.
• Hard hat (if there is any risk of falling objects).
Health precautions
prolonged use. Noise and vibrations
6 Avoid
may be dangerous. Prolonged use of the
machine or other equipment expose the operator
to vibrations that can cause the White Finger
Syndrome (Syndrome of Raynaud). This could
reduce the sensitivity of the hands in
distinguishing different temperatures and cause
a general numbness. The operator should
therefore check the conditions of the hands and
fingers if the machine is used continuously or
regularly. If one of the symptoms should appear,
consult a doctor immediately. Prolonged use of
the machine or other equipment can cause
discomfort, stress, fatigue, hearing damage.
Wear suitable hearing protection when using the
machine. Correct and scrupulous maintenance
can also help to protect you further from the risk
of noise and vibration.
Avoid contact of the eyes and skin with any
oil or fuel. Do not inhale the gasoline fumes
as they are toxic. Do not start or run the motor in
closed or poorly ventilated places. The exhaust
fumes are poisonous to breathe and can be
asphyxiating and even fatal.
7
Work zone
the work area and be careful of
8 Examine
any hazards (such as roads, driveways,
power lines, hanging tree limbs, etc.). Take
special care when working on sloping terrain.
Before use, remove any rubbish from the work
area such as rocks, broken glass, ropes, metal
parts, cans, bottles and any foreign body that
could become entangled with rotating parts or be
projected dangerously at a distance. Take
account of possible hazards that may not be
perceived because of the noise of the machine.
Make sure there is someone in the vicinity within
safe calling distance in case of accident.
During use
use and for a few minutes after
9 During
switching off the machine, the gearbox and
zone near the shaft on which the cutting device
is fastened are very hot. The muffler and its
guard are very hot during use and after the
engine has been switched off, even with the
engine running at minimum speed. Contact can
cause burns. Do not touch these parts if they are
still hot.
or grass may jam between the safety
10 Twigs
guard and the blade or nylon string head.
Never try to remove this material with the engine
running and the blade rotating. Watch out for the
rotating parts and hot surfaces of the machine.
Contact between the blades and any extraneous
objects could cause serious injury to the
operator or other people or animals in the
vicinity, and could also damage the machine.
Cut only the material recommended for each
accessory and take care not to let the blades
come into contact with rocks, metal parts, etc.
The blade is sharp, so be very careful when
handling it even with the engine off.
any other persons or animals away
11 Keep
from the work zone (minimum distance 15
meters). Since there is a danger when you are
working that the blade or nylon string head could
throw out grass, dirt, rocks or foreign bodies,
when someone approaches switch the engine
off or stop the blade or rotating head (see section
entitled “Starting and stopping the engine”).
Fasten your hair above shoulder length. Start the
machine in a flat place, in a stable position,
making sure the cutting tool does not touch any
ENGLISH - 3
obstacles. Use the machine holding it to the right
of your body so that the exhaust fumes can
escape freely without obstruction from your
clothing. While working, grip the brush cutter
firmly with both hands. Stand in a stable position
on your feet. Keep the grips clean and dry. Do
not use the brush cutter while standing on a
ladder or other unstable support. You should
always be able to control your balance. Never
use the machine under extreme weather
conditions or in bad weather (very low
temperatures, very hot, humid climate, fog, rain,
wind, etc.). Keep all parts of your body and
clothing away from the blades during startup or
when the engine is running. During use, keep the
work zone in front of you. Never cut walking
backwards as you cannot see possible hazards.
Do not put the machine down with the engine
running. Never leave the machine alone. Never
raise the brush cutter above knee level during
cutting.
starting to work, put on the
12 Before
supporting device as shown in “Backpack
adjustment”. Adjust the shaft fastening buckle so
that the blade or line cutter head are parallel to
the ground. The connection point (fig. A no.10)
should be held in the original position so as to
avoid unbalancing the shaft.
Precautions for carrying the machine
carry the brush cutter, even for short
13 Never
distances, with the engine running. Switch
off the engine and carry it with the blade or nylon
string head facing backward. For your safety,
during transport and storage, always protect the
blade with the guard supplied with the machine
(see “Protection for transport”). When you
transport the brush cutter in a motor vehicle,
place it in a stable fixed position so that no fuel
leaks out. We recommend emptying the fuel tank
whenever you transport the machine.
Fire prevention precautions
work with the brush cutter in the
14 Never
presence of fire or spilled gasoline. Do not
place any inflammable material in the pocket of
the backpack. If you have spilt it on yourself,
change your clothes at once. Keep the machine
clean by removing any grass cuttings, leaves,
excess oil to reduce the fire hazard. Engine
exhaust fumes can get very hot and may contain
sparks. Do not use the machine near
inflammable material. The muffler gets very hot
during use and remains hot for some time after
switching off the engine. This also applies at idle
speed. Take every precaution to reduce the fire
hazard, especially in the presence of
inflammable materials or gas. Start the engine at
a distance from the filling site and far away from
any fuel tanks (at least 3 meters).
filling the fuel tank, dry any spilled
15 When
fuel. Never add fuel in the tank when the
engine is running or hot to avoid the risk of fire
(let the engine cool off before filling the tank). Fill
the tank outdoor, far from flames or sparks. Do
not take the cap off the tank with the engine
running. Open the cap on the tank carefully to
eliminate any excess pressure. After fueling,
close the cap tightly. Take care not to spill any
fuel. The fumes produced by the fuel can cause
an explosion or fire. Gasoline is highly
inflammable: before going near any type of fuel,
put out your cigarette, pipe or cigar. Do not
smoke or take sources of heat or sparks near the
fuel. Never refuel near or over inflammable
objects (dry leaves, etc..).
Kickback
equipped with blades may
16 Machines
produce a violent kickback on contact with
solid bodies. The force of the kickback can cause
the operator to lose control of the machine. The
blade is capable of amputating arms and legs.
Always work with a sharp blade. A blade with
worn teeth can create problems in cutting and
can cause KICKBACK, that is, a violent thrust on
the front of the machine caused by the impact of
the blade against wood or solid foreign bodies.
This kickback can cause loss of control of the
machine. Never sharpen a damaged blade:
replace with a new one. Kickback can also occur
when cutting with any type of blade in the
hazardous zone (see I1). Do not let the blade cut
in the risk sector to prevent kickback.
C. Description of the safety devices on the machine

1

Never use the machine with its Safety
lever pressed with adhesive tape, string
or other.
2
3
4
Safety lever
4 - ENGLISH
This device serves to prevent accidentally
pressing the throttle trigger (fig. A no. 3). In fact,
the trigger (fig. A no. 3), can only be pressed if
the safety lever is pressed at the same time
(fig. A no. 17). By means of 2 separate springs,
upon releasing the grip, the throttle trigger (fig. A
no. 3) and safety lever (fig. A no. 17) return
automatically to their original positions.
Shaft fastener

1
2
3
the cutting device, or the grass itself, from flying
up and striking the operator.
4 12
Use the shaft fastener every time you start the
machine, fastening the connector to the
supporting device. This way, the shaft will be
held in place while your hands are busy with the
starting procedure.
Antivibration device
The machine is equipped with an antivibration
device (fig. A no. 30) which serves to reduce the
vibrations transmitted to the operator.
Engine stop device
Turn the stop button Stop (fig. A no. 8) to O /
STOP to stop the engine. To make sure this
button works properly, start the engine and
check that it stops when the Stop button is turned
to the Stop position.
Protection for transport


4 10 13
Never use a machine with the blade
cover still on.
The guard covers the sharp extremities of the
blade when the machine is in the resting position
for transport or storage.
Safety guard
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1
2
3
4 10
This very important safety device (fig. A no.19)
prevents any objects that come into contact with
Safety pole guard
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1
2
3
4
This device, fastened to the machine, ensures a
minimum distance between the operator and the
cutting device during use, and prevents the
machine from striking and injuring the operator if
the blade hits a hard surface (fig. A no. 18).
Muffler
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2
3
4
6
7
9 14
The muffler serves to reduce the noise level to a
minimum and to route the exhaust fumes
produced by the combustion engine away from
the operator.
Backpack release buckles
 1 2 3 4 12
Stop the cutting device before dropping
 the shaft.
Before using the machine study the release
buckles on the backpack and make sure you are
able to use them quickly. If you have to remove
the backpack rapidly, proceed as follows: hold
the grip firmly in your right hand and use your left
to release first the belt and then the left shoulder
strap, letting the motor slip to the ground from
your right shoulder.
D. Fuel Mixture
Preparation of the mixture
 7 14 16
Do not use any other type of fuel than the
recommended in this manual. This
 type
machine is equipped with a two-stroke
engine and should therefore be fueled
with a mixture of unleaded gasoline (with
a minimum octane rating = 90) and fully
synthetic oil specific for two-speed
engines that use unleaded gasoline in
the proportions indicated in the table on
the cover, fig. D.

Control the specifications of the oil shown
on the package; the use of oil lacking the
specifications expressly indicated in this
manual could cause serious damage to
the engine!
To obtain the best mixture, pour the oil into an
approved container first, followed by the
gasoline, and shake the container well (every
time you take fuel out of it).
The characteristics of the mixture tend to
deteriorate in time, so you should only prepare
as much mixture as you are going to need (the
use of deteriorated fuel can seriously damage
the engine).
Filling the tank
 14 15
Clean the area around the fuel cap before
removing it, to prevent any impurities from
contaminating the fuel. Take the cap off the fuel
container carefully. Unscrew the cap on the fuel
tank and fill it with the necessary quality, using a
funnel. During use, to prevent problems in
starting the engine again, we strongly
recommend that you avoid letting the fuel run out
in the tank.
Fuel storage
 14 15
Store the fuel in a cool, well-ventilated
in an approved fuel storage
 place,
container.
ENGLISH - 5
Never store the engine with fuel in the tank in a
poorly ventilated place where the fumes
produced by the gasoline could propagate and
reach a fire, candle, burner or furnace pilot light,
water heater, dryer, etc. Never store excessive
quantities of fuel.
E. Assembly/disassembly
E1. Setting the motor on the frame
4

Position the motor so that the fuel cap faces
upward and the bracket for fastening it to the
frame is on one side. Screw pin A onto the motor
as shown in the figure and tighten it securely.
Fasten the motor to the frame and tighten it
securely with the nut provided (B).
Safety guard extension (exclusively for use
with nylon string head)
2 3 4
The string cutting blade housed in the
shield will cut the nylon string to
 plastic
optimum length; a string that is too long
reduces the rotation speed of the engine
and interferes with cutting efficiency, as
well as increasing the risk of injury.
E2. Insertion of padding on frame
4

Pick up the frame+motor assembly and place
them on the base; insert the upper part of the
padding on the frame and fasten it with the two
straps as shown in the figure. Take the support
for the starter knob and fit it as shown in the
figure. Fasten the starter cord to the support as
shown in figure.
E3. Assembly of the transmission shaft to the
flexible shaft

4
9
Pull the plastic ring nut away from the end of the
rigid tube turning it counterclockwise if
necessary. Insert the rigid tube into the handle
section until the label is aligned with the edge of
the plastic threaded rim Tighten the ring nut
hand tight.
Safety pole guard

2
3
4
The safety pole guard should be mounted using
the accessories supplied and in the configuration
shown in the figure,in contact with the delta
handle.
E4. Delta grip
4

For your safety, fasten the delta handle in front
of the label placed on the shaft at a distance of
at least 11 cm from the rear grip. The handle
should be fastened in a comfortable working
position. If you are using sawtooth blades, the
grip distance should be moved by at least 36 cm.
E5. Fitting guard on line cutter head and
grass cutting blade

2
3
4
Fit the safety guard (A) against the gearbox (I)
position the lower clamp (G) in the housing under
the shield and the upper clamp (F) over the shaft.
Insert and tighten the screws (H).
6 - ENGLISH
The extension (B) should be installed only for
use with the nylon string head, with the aid of the
string cutter blade (L), that regulates the length
of the string and thus the cutting diameter. For
correct assembly see the illustration on the cover
and perform the following sequence of steps:
Insert the extension (B) on the safety guard (A)
at the reference notches (C), and fasten with the
screws (D), then apply the string cutter blade (L)
with the cutting edge facing towards the outside
of the shield, and fasten it with the screw (E)
(Make sure the screws are tightened all the way
(E) and are not loosened by the vibrations. If
necessary, tighten them again).
E6. Assembly/disassembly of line cutter
head

2
3
4 10
Apply the nylon string head as shown in the
illustration: a) Protection flange b) Upper plate c)
Nylon string head. Tighten by turning
counterclockwise. As you tighten, hold the nylon
string head and plate still and insert the wrench
or screwdriver supplied in the holes in the plate
and gearbox; first turn the plate until the two
holes match.
E7. Assembly/disassembly of grass cutter
blade
 2 3 4 10
Do not use the nylon string head guard
 extension (H) with metal blades.
Assemble blade as illustrated: a) Flange guard b) Upper cap with blade centering - c) Blade with
text and directional arrow facing upwards - d)
Lower washer - e) Fixed mower gauge - f) Blade
locking screw (length mm 16).
If you want to assemble the rotating mower
gauge,proceed as illustrated: a) Flange guard b) Upper cap with blade centering - c) Blade with
text and directional arrow facing upwards - d)
Lower washer - e) Spacer - f) Rotating mower
gauge - g) Blade locking screw (length mm 34,5).
Assembly of sawtooth blade and blade guard
 2 3 4 10
When using the sawtooth blade, remove
guard for the line cutter head and
 the
grass cutting blade and replace the

Saw tooth blades (24 - 80 tooth) have a
central base diametre of 20mm and
therefore require the use of the
appropriate size top flange to ensure a
correct fit. The part number is detailed in
the cutting attachment summary chart.
For assembly see figures (E7, E8, E9).
flange guard (A) with the sawtooth blade
guard (H).
F. Starting and stopping the engine
 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
During startup, stand in a stable position.
careful not to twist the starter cord
 (Be
around your hands). Fasten the shaft to
the backpack before undertaking the
starting procedure, and release it
afterwards. Do not pull the starter cord all
the way and do not release it abruptly
against the machine as this could
damage it.
Startup of cold engine
F1. Stop switch (A) turned to “I” opposite the
“STOP” mark.
F2. Turn the fuel enrichment lever (B) to the
closed position.
F3. Pump by pressing several times on the bulb
(C) until you see the fuel flow back into the tank
through the tube (D). Put on the backpack. Pull
the starter cord evenly, without jerks, and
release it in the same way until the motor
catches. Let the motor run for a few seconds and
accelerate. This will automatically return the fuel
enrichment lever to its original position.

The cutting devices are now rotating.
Startup of warm engine
F1. STOP switch turned to “I” (START). Throttle
trigger lever in minimum position (released).
F4. Enrichment lever (B) in original position.
F3. Repeat item F3 in the previous paragraph.
Stopping the engine
F5. Turn the stop switch (A) to “O” (STOP).
After stopping the engine the rotating
parts, blade or nylon string head, keep
spinning by inertia for a few seconds.
Grip the machine firmly until they stop. In
case of emergency the above delay can
be abbreviated by scraping the blade
supporting cup parallel on the ground.

G. Carburetor adjustment

8
9 10 11
Your machine can be equipped with a low
emission carburetor. We recommend that you
have any adjustment of the carburetor made
exclusively by an authorized service center,
which disposes of special equipment for
ensuring the best performance with the lowest
emissions. To adjust the speed to the minimum,
turn the screw marked (T) as shown: With the
engine running and well warmed up, turn the
screw (T) gently clockwise, until the engine
rotates at regular speed (stead noise), without
the cutting devices in motion. If the cutting
devices are moving, turn the screw (T) gently
counterclockwise until you obtain the proper
adjustment. The correct minimum speed is
shown in the instruction manual in the paragraph
of technical data.

All the above adjustments should be
made with the cutting devices correctly
installed.

When you start the machine for
carburetion, non do not wear the
backpack, but set it down and hold it
firmly in place with one hand while you
use the other to pull the starter cord.
Make sure the cutting tool is in a stable,
safe position.
The warranty may be invalidated due to
erroneous adjustments made by personnel not
belonging to authorized service centers.
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H. Routine maintenance
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After every use
In order to avoid overheating the motor, remove
any dust and dirt from the slots on the cylinder
cover and finds of the cylinder using a wooden
scraper. Clean the backpack (if you wish, you
can wash the padding after removing it from the
frame). Store the machine in a dry place.
After 25 hours of use
Remove the filter as shown in the figure and
clean it using a gentle jet of compressed air. For
more thorough cleansing, you can wash it with
soapy water.
After 50 hours of use
Add some high speed gear grease in the
gearbox through hole (C). Remove and clean the
spark plug (set the space between the electrode
at 0.5/0.6 mm). Replace if excessively
encrusted. In case of excessive encrustation
check the carburetor adjustment, the percentage
of oil in the fuel mixture and make sure the oil is
of excellent quality and suitable for two-stroke
engines.
After 100 hours of use
Replace the spark plug.
Every three months
Contact your Service Center for a complete
overhaul, replacement of the fuel filter and
cleaning of the parts inside the machine. This will
reduce the possibility of unexpected problems
and will ensure the good performance and long
life of your machine.
Periods of prolonged disuse
See “Environmental information”.
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If you use the machine in an
exceptionally dirty or dusty environment
these operations should be carried out
more often.
H. Replacement of nylon string
To replace the reel of string, press both the
release pawls indicated by the arrows, remove
the empty reel (fig. H2), unroll any string left and
rewind the new string. Open the original package
of string and insert the ends of the two strings in
the eyelets on the reel, then wind the strings
completely on the reel in the same direction and
fasten the end of each string in the 2 opposite
grooves. Replace the reel in its housing and
thread the ends of the strings in their bushings.
Pull each string so that about 15 cm comes out
on each side. Reassemble the nylon string head
as shown (fig. H5). If the reel becomes
excessively worn, replace it with a whole new
reel.
I. Techniques for use
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Backpack adjustment
During adjustment remember that the weight of
the machine should be distributed mainly on
your hips, while your shoulders serve to balance
the load. Respect of these precautions will
ensure a better balance and be less tiring for
your back. Adjust the shoulder straps so that the
belt is at hip height. Fasten the belt and adjust
the straps so as to distribute the load and
balance the weight of the machine accurately.
Fasten the shaft to the backpack. Adjust the
fastening belt so that the shaft is in the best
position for starting the machine ( 12 ).
Cutting techniques
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During the cutting operations, keep the
engine running at high speed. After every
cutting stage, decelerate the engine to
minimum speed as running it at top
speed without a load can damage the
engine severely.
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Wait until the engine is running at
minimum speed before moving the
machine from one section to another.
The machine is ideal to complete the work of the
lawnmover. In fact, it can reach places where a
normal lawnmower is unable to go.
Cutting and trimming grass borders with the
nylon string head
Cutting with the nylon string head is suitable for
light jobs like trimming borders and cutting the
grass around trees.
Mowing
To prevent damage to your lawn or the cutting
mechanism, keep the string parallel to the
ground but avoid contact with the terrain.
Trimming borders
Angle the nylon string head keeping it a short
distance from the ground. Cut using the end of
the string. Do not press the string against the
material to be cut.
Drawing out the string
During cutting, the nylon string wears naturally
causing an increase in the speed of the engine
and a reduced cutting capacity. When this
happens, to bring out more string bump the head
against the ground: release the throttle trigger to
reduce the engine speed to less than 8000 rpm.
Tap gently on the ground with the button (A) as
shown in the figure and the string will come out
automatically. Accelerate again. If the string
does not come out make sure there is still some
left and try again.
Thinning grass with the grass cutter blade
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The grass is cut with swinging motions from side
to side, maintaining the blade parallel to the
ground. During the right to left swing the grass is
cut, while the backswing must be made without
using the blade.
I2. KICKBACK can occur when cutting is done
with the risk sector of the blade; we recommend
cutting with the rest of the blade. Take care that
the cup supporting the blade just grazes the
ground. This will prevent the blade from touching
the ground.
Use of sawtooth blade
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Do not attempt to cut trees with a larger
recommended diameter, to prevent
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the risk of kickback or damage to the
blade.
The sawtooth blade serves to cut bushes and
small trees, with maximum diameter of seven
centimeters. Rest the left side of the special
shield on the trunk while cutting to limit the risk of
losing control of the machine.
L. Environmental information
This section contains information useful for
maintaining the characteristics of ecocompatibility included in the origin design of the
machine, and as regards proper use and
disposal of oil and fuel.
avoid spilling fuel and contaminating the soil and
environment.
Design
In the design stage, care was taken to develop
an engine with reduced consumption and low
emissions of noise and pollutant exhaust fumes.
Disposal
Do not dispose inappropriately of the machine
when it is no longer usable. Deliver it to an
authorized organization for proper disposal in
compliance with the regulations in force.
Use of machine
The operations of filling the tank with the fuel
mixture should be carried out in such a way as to
Periods of prolonged disuse
Always empty the fuel tank with the same
precautions used in filling it.
M. Troubleshooting table
Make sure the STOP switch is on “I”.
Make sure that the fuel tank is at least 25%
full.
Make sure the air filter is clean.
Remove the sparkplug, dry and clean it,
then return it to its place. If necessary,
replace it.
Change the fuel filter. Contact your
supplier.
Follow the correct procedure for assembly
of the cutting accessories.
Make sure the metal accessories are sharp,
and contact your supplier if necessary.
The engine does The engine
not start
stutters or loses
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N. Declaration of conformity
The undersigned, authorized by E.O.P., declares that the following products model: type BC011
BC012 starting from the serial numbers produced from 2003 on, manufactured by E.O.P.,
Valmadrera, Italy, comply with European Directive: 98/37/EEC (Machine Directive), 93/68/EEC
(EEC Marking Directive) & 89/336/EEC (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive), directive 2000/
14/EEC (Enclosure V).
Valmadrera, 15.12.03
Pino Todero (Technical Manager)
Electrolux Outdoor Products Italy S.p.A.
Via Como 72, 23868 Valmadrera (Lecco)
ITALY
O. Technical data
Displacement (cm3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
42
46
52
Bore (mm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
41
43
47
30
Stroke (mm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
32
32
Engine output (kW) (ISO 8893) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1,6
1,8
2
Maximum shaft rotation frequency (min-1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7700
7700
7700
Rotation speed (frequency of rotation) of engine at maximum rotation
frequency recommended for shaft (min-1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12100
12100
12100
Engine speed at max power (min-1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8500
8500
7500
Minimum speed (min-1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2800
2800
2800
Maximum speed, no load (min-1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11000
11000
10000
Dry weight (kg) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9
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10.8
Fuel tank capacity (cm3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1000
1000
1000
Noise pressure (at operator ear) Lpav (dBA) (ISO 7917) . . . . . . . . .
97
97
97
Measured sound power level Lwav (dBA) (ISO 10884). . . . . . . . . . .
113
113
108
114
114
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1,4-9
1,4-9
1,5-10
BC012 52cc
1,5-12
BC011 46cc
Vibrations on front grip (m/s2) (ISO 5349) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1,4-10,5 1,4-10,7
BC011 42cc
Guaranteed noise level Lwav (dBA) (ISO 10884) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vibrations on rear grip (m/s2) (ISO 5349) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .