Epson TM-U210 Printer User Manual

225R/RD/RJ
232R/RD
235R
Operator's Manual
(CARB, EPA)
Read through the Operator's Manual carefully and
understand the content before using the machine.
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SYMBOL EXPLANATION
Symbols
WARNING! Clearing saws, brush
cutters and trimmers can be
dangerous!
Careless or incorrect use can result in
serious or fatal injury to the operator
or others.
• Always wear approved protective
gloves.
• Use anti-slip and stable boots.
Read through the Operator‘s Manual
carefully and understand the content
before using the machine.
Always use
• A protective helmet where there is
a risk of falling objects
• Ear protection
• Approved eye protection
max
10000 rpm
• Max. speed of output axle, rpm
• This product is in accordance with
applicable CE directives.
• Only use non-metallic, flexible
cutting elements, that is trimmer
head with trimmer cord.
Checks and/or maintenance should
be carried out with the engine
switched off, with the stop switch in
the STOP position.
Always wear approved protective
gloves.
• Beware of thrown objects and
ricochets.
Regular cleaning required.
15 m
50FT
15 m
50FT
• The operator of the machine shall
ensure, while working, that no
persons or animals come closer
than 15 metres.
• Machines fitted with clearing or
grass blades can be thrown
violently to the side when the
blade comes into contact with a
fixed object. The blade can cause
the amputation of arms and legs.
Always keep people and animals at
least 15 metres from the machine.
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Ocular control.
Approved eye protection must always
be used.
CONTENTS
Before using a new machine
• Read the Operator‘s Manual carefully.
• Check the assembly and adjustment of the cutting
equipment. See page 18-19.
• Start the machine and check the carburettor settings. See
page 22-24.
IMPORTANT! A too lean carburettor adjustment significantly
increases the risk of an engine breakdown.
Insufficient care of the air filter will cause deposits on the spark
plug resulting in starting difficulties.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control
devices and systems may be performed by any nonroad
engine repair establishment or individual.
!
WARNING!
Under no circumstances may the design
of the machine be modified without the
permission of the manufacturer. Always
use genuine accessories. Non-authorised
modifications and/or accessories can
result in serious personal injury or the
death of the operator or others.
Your warranty does not cover damage or
liability caused by the use of nonauthorized accessories or replacement
parts.
These decals certify that the product has been approved in
accordance with American exhaust emission requirements EPA
1 and CARB 95.
List of contents
SYMBOL EXPLANATION
Symbols ............................................................................... 2
CONTENTS
Before using a new machine ................................................. 3
List of contents .................................................................... 3
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Personal protective equipment ............................................. 4
The machine‘s safety equipment .......................................... 4
Control, maintenance and service of the machine‘s safety
equipment ...................................................................... 6
Cutting equipment .............................................................. 8
General safety instructions ................................................... 9
General working instructions ............................................. 10
Basic clearing techniques .................................................... 11
WHAT IS WHAT?
What is what on the brush cutter? ...................................... 15
ASSEMBLY
Assembling the handlebars (225R/RD/ 232R/RD) ............ 16
Assembling the handlebars (235R) ..................................... 16
Assembling the J-handlebars (225RJ) ................................. 17
Transport position, handlebars and J-handlebars ................ 17
Assembly of the blade and trimmer head ............................ 18
Assembling the blade guard and grass blade ....................... 18
Assembling the blade guard and clearing blade ................... 18
Assembling the spray guard and trimmer head Superauto II
(225R/RD/ 232R/RD) ................................................ 19
Assembling the spray guard and trimmer head
Trimmy SII (235R) ...................................................... 19
Assembling other guards and cutting equipment ................ 19
Assembling and dismantling the two-part shaft
(225RD/ 232RD) ........................................................ 20
Adjusting the harness and clearing saw ............................... 20
FUEL HANDLING
Fuel mixture ...................................................................... 21
Fuelling .............................................................................. 21
START AND STOP
Control before starting ....................................................... 22
Start and stop ..................................................................... 22
MAINTENANCE
Carburettor ........................................................................ 23
Muffler .............................................................................. 25
Cooling system .................................................................. 25
Air filter ............................................................................. 26
Angle gear .......................................................................... 26
Two-part shaft .................................................................... 26
Spark plug .......................................................................... 26
Filing the grass blade .......................................................... 26
Sharpening the clearing blade ............................................ 27
Maintenance schedule ........................................................ 27
TECHNICAL DATA
225R/RD/RJ ..................................................................... 28
232R/RD ........................................................................... 28
235R .................................................................................. 28
FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL
WARRANTY STATEMENT
Your warranty rights and obligations .................................. 31
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Personal protective equipment
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• A clearing saw, brush cutter or trimmer used
incorrectly or carelessly can become a
dangerous tool, that can cause serious or fatal
injury to the operator or others. It is extremely
important that you read and understand the
content of this manual.
• When using a clearing saw, brushcutter or
trimmer, personal protective equipment
approved by the appropriate authorities must be
used. Personal protective equipment does not
eliminate the risk of accidents, however, it can
reduce the effects of an injury in the event of an
accident. Ask your dealer for help when
choosing protective equipment.
HELMET
A helmet should be worn if
trees to be cleared are higher
than 2 metres.
EAR PROTECTION
Ear protection offering
sufficient dampening effect
should be used.
EYE PROTECTION
Blows from branches or
objects thrown by the
rotating cutting equipment
can damage the eyes.
GLOVES
Gloves should be worn
when necessary, e.g., when
assembling cutting
equipment.
BOOTS
Use anti-slip and stable
boots.
CLOTHING
Wear clothes made of a
strong fabric and avoid loose
clothing that can catch on
shrubs and branches.
FIRST AID KIT
A first aid kit should be
carried by operators of
clearing saws, brushcutters
or trimmers.
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The machine‘s safety equipment
This section describes the machine‘s safety equipment, its
function and how checks and maintenance are carried out to
ensure that it operates correctly. (See the chapter “What is
what“ to locate where this equipment is positioned on your
machine.)
!
WARNING!
Never use a machine with defective safety
equipment. Follow the control,
maintenance and service instructions
described in this section.
1. Throttle trigger
lock
A
The throttle trigger lock is
designed to prevent the
throttle from accidentally
being engaged. When the
trigger lock (A) is pressed
into the handle (= when you
hold the handle) the throttle
(B) is released. When the
grip on the handle is
released the throttle and the
throttle trigger lock return
to their original positions.
This takes place via two
independent return spring
systems. This means that the
throttle is automatically
locked in its “idling“
position.
B
A
B
2. Stop switch
The stop switch should be
used to stop the engine.
3. Cutting
attachment guard
This guard is intended to
prevent objects from being
thrown towards the
operator and to protect the
operator from
unintentionel contact with
the cutting attachment.
!
WARNING!
Under no circumstances may the cutting
equipment be used without an approved
guard fitted. See the chapter “Technical
data”. If the wrong guard or a defective
guard is fitted this can cause serious
personal injury.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
4. Anti-vibration
system
Your machine is equipped
with an anti-vibration
system that has been
designed to give as vibration-free and comfortable
usage as possible.
The use of incorrectly
wound cord or blunt,
incorrect cutting
equipment (incorrect type
or incorrectly sharpened,
see section “Filing the
blade”) increases the level
of vibration.
The machine’s antivibration system reduces
the transfer of vibrations
between the engine unit/
cutting equipment and the
machine’s handle system.
The engine body including
the cutting equipment is
suspended in the handle
system via a vibration
element.
!
WARNING!
Over exposure to vibrations can result in
blood-vessel or nerve injury to persons
suffering with blood circulation problems.
Seek medical attention if you experience
physical symptoms that can be related to
over exposure to vibrations. Examples of
such symptoms are “numbness“, lack of
feeling, “tickling“, “pricking“, “pain“, lack
of or a reduction in normal strength,
changes in the colour of the skin or its
surfaces. These symptoms normally
appear in the fingers, hands or wrists.
5. Quick-release
There is an easily accessible,
quick-release catch fitted to
the chest as a safety
precaution in the event of a
fire in the engine or for any
other situation that requires
you to free yourself from the
machine and harness. See the
section “Adjusting the harness
and clearing saw“.
6. Muffler
The muffler is designed to
give the lowest possible noise
level and to direct the
engine‘s exhaust fumes away
from the operator. Muffler
fitted with catalytic
converter is also designed to
reduce harmful exhaust
components.
In countries that have a
warm and dry climate the
risk of fire is obvious. We
have therefore fitted certain
mufflers with a spark arrest
screen. Make sure that your
muffler is fitted with this kind of screen. It is extremely
important that the instructions for checking, maintaining and
servicing the muffler are followed. (See the section “Control,
maintenance and service of the machine‘s safety equipment“.)
!
!
WARNING!
Mufflers fitted with catalytic converters
become extremely hot during use and
after stopping. This also applies at idling
speeds. Contact can result in burns to
the skin. Be observant to the risk of fire!
WARNING!
Bear in mind that exhaust fumes:
• contain carbon monoxide, which can
cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
Therefore never start or run the machine
indoors.
• are hot and can contain sparks that can
cause fires. Never start the machine
indoors or close to inflammable material.
7. Cutting
equipment
1
1) Clearing blades are
intended for cutting wood.
2) Grass blades are
intended for brush cutting.
3) The trimmer head is
intended for trimming
grass.
2
3
8. Locking nut
The locking nut secures the
cutting equipment on the
output shaft.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Control, maintenance and service of
the machine‘s safety equipment
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• All service and repairs to the machine require
special training.
• This applies especially to the machine‘s safety
equipment. If the machine does not meet any of
he controls listed below you should contact
your service workshop.
• The purchase of one of our products
guarantees that professional repair and
servicing will be carried out on it. If the point of
purchase is not one of our servicing dealers,
please ask for details of the closest service
workshop.
1. Throttle trigger
lock
• Check that the throttle is
locked in the “idling
position“ when the
throttle trigger lock is in
its original position.
• Press in the throttle
trigger lock and make sure
it returns to its original
position when released.
• Ensure that the throttle
and throttle trigger lock
move easily and that their
return spring systems
function.
• See section "Start". Start
the machine and apply
full throttle. Release the
throttle and check that the
cutting equipment stops
and remains at a standstill.
If the cutting equipment
rotates with the throttle in
the idling position then
the carburettor‘s idling
setting must be checked.
See chapter
“Maintenance“.
2. Stop switch
• Start the engine and make
sure that the engine stops
when the stop switch is
moved to the stop
position.
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3. Cutting
attachment guard
• Check that the guard is
undamaged and not
cracked.
• Replace the guard if it has
been exposed to impact or
is cracked.
• Always use the prescribed
blade an guard
combination, see chapter
"Technical data".
4. Vibration
damping system
• Check the vibration
damping element
regularly for material
cracks and distortion.
• Check that the vibration
damping element is
securely attached
between the engine unit
and the handlebar unit.
5. Muffler
1.Never use a machine that
has a defective muffler.
2.Check regularly that the
muffler is secure.
3.If your muffler is fitted
with a spark arrest screen
then it should be cleaned
regularly. A blocked
screen leads to the engine
overheating with serious
damage as a result. Never
use a muffler with a
defective spark arrest
screen.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
6. Cutting equipment
7. Quick-release
This section describes how through correct maintenance and
through using the right type of cutting equipment you can:
• Reduce the machine‘s tendency to kickback
• Obtain maximum cutting capacity.
• Increase the service life of the cutting equipment.
• Check that the harness
straps are correctly
positioned. When the
harness and machine are
adjusted, check the harness‘
safety release catch to
ensure it works correctly.
Four basic rules:
1)Only use the cutting
and guard equipment
we recommend! See
chapter “Technical
data“.
8. Locking nut
2)Keep the blade‘s teeth
well and correctly
sharpened! Follow our
instructions and use the
recommended filing
gauge. An incorrectly
sharpened or damaged
blade increases the risk
of an accident.
3)Keep the correct setting.
Follow our instructions
and use the
recommended setting
tool. An incorrectly set
blade increases the risk
of jamming and
kickback.
• Protect your hand from
injury when assembling,
use the blade guard as
protection when tightening
with a socket spanner.
Tighten the nut by turning
against the direction of
rotation. Loosen the nut by
turning in the direction of
rotation. (NOTE! the nut
has a left-hand thread).
• Tighten the nut using a
socket spanner, 35 - 50
Nm (3.5 - 5 kpm).
NOTE!
The locking nut‘s nylon lock
must not be so worn that it
can be turned by hand. The
lock shall hold at least 1.5
Nm. The nut should be
replaced after it has been put
on approx. 10 times.
!
4)Check the cutting
equipment with regard
to damage and crack
formation. Damaged
cutting equipment
should always be
replaced.
WARNING!
Never use a machine with defective
safety equipment. The safety equipment
should be maintained as described in
this section. If your machine does not
meet any of these controls you should
contact your service workshop.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Cutting equipment
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The section describes how through correct
maintenance and through using the right type of
cutting equipment you can reduce the machine‘s
tendency to kickback, obtain maximum clearing
capacity and increase the service life of the cutting
equipment.
• Only use the cutting and guard equipment we
recommend! See chapter “Technical data“.
• Refer to the instructions for the cutting
equipment for the correct winding of cord
and for the selection of the right cord diameter.
• Keep the blade’s teeth well and correctly
sharpened! Follow our recommendations.
Also refer to the instructions on the blade
packaging.
• Maintain the correct setting. Follow our
instructions and use the recommended filing
gauge.
!
WARNING!
Incorrect cutting equipment or an
incorrectly sharpened blade increases
the risk of kickback.
Sharpening the
clearing blade
• See the cutting
equipment’s packaging
for correct filing
instructions.
• A correctly sharpened
blade is a prerequisite for
working efficiently and to
avoid unnecessary wear to
the blade and clearing
saw.
• Make sure that the blade
is well supported when
you use the file. Use a 5.5
mm round file with a file
holder.
• The sharpening angle is
15°. Every other tooth is
sharpened to the right
and the intermediate
tooth to the left. When
the blade has been heavily
pitted by stones the upper
side of the teeth can, in
exceptional cases, need to
be dressed using a flat file.
In such cases this takes
place before sharpening
with the round file.
Dressing the top side
must be carried out
equally for all teeth.
• Adjust the setting. This
should be 1 mm.
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Filing the grass
blade
• See the cutting
equipment’s packaging for
correct filing instructions.
• The blades are sharpened
using a single cut flat file.
• Sharpen all edges equally
to maintain the balance of
the blade.
Trimmer head
• Only use a trimmer head
and trimmer cord that is
recommended. These
have been tested by the
manufacturer to suit a
particular engine size.
This is especially
important when a fully
automatic trimmer head
is used. Only use the
cutting equipment we
recommend! See chapter
“Technical data“.
• Generally smaller machines require a small trimmer head
and vice versa. This is because when clearing using a cord
the engine must throw out the cord radially from the
trimmer head and also meet resistance from the grass being
cleared.
• The length of the cord is also important. A longer cord
requires greater engine power than a shorter cord of the
same diameter.
• Make sure the knife positioned on the trimmer guard is
intact. This is used to cut the cord to the correct length.
• To increase the life of the cord it can be soaked in water for
a few days. This will make the line tougher and it will keep
longer.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Always ensure the trimmer cord is wound tightly
and evenly around the drum, otherwise harmful
vibrations will occur.
!
WARNING!
Always stop the engine before starting
work on any part of the cutting equipment.
This continues to rotate even after the
throttle has been released. Ensure that the
cutting equipment has stopped completely
and remove the cable from the spark plug
before you start to work on it.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
General safety instructions
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Fuel safety
• The only accessories to be used with the engine
unit as a drive source are the cutting units we
recommend in the chapter “Technical data“.
• Never fill the machine
while the engine is
running. Always stop the
engine and let it cool for a
few minutes before
refuelling.
• Never use the machine if you are tired, if you have
consumed alcohol, or if you are taking medicines
that can affect your sight, your judgement or the
control of your body.
• Provide good ventilation
when filling or mixing fuel
(petrol and 2-stroke oil).
• The machine is only designed for trimming grass,
brush cutting and/or forestry clearing.
• Use personal protective equipment. See the
section “Personal protective equipment“.
• Never use a machine that has been modified so
that it no longer corresponds with the original
design.
• Never use a machine that is faulty. Follow the
maintenance, control and service instructions in
this Operator‘s Manual.
Some maintenance and service actions should be
carried out by trained and qualified specialists.
See the chapter “Maintenance“.
• The machine operator shall ensure, while working,
that no persons or animals come closer than 15
metres (50 feet). When several operators are
working in the same area the safety distance
should be at least double tree length, however, at
least 15 metres (50 feet).
!
WARNING!
Faulty cutting equipment or an incorrectly
sharpened blade increases the risk of
accidents.
• Move the machine at least
3 m from the filling
position before starting.
Min. 3 m
(10 ft)
• Never start the machine:
a) If you have spilt fuel on it.
Wipe up all spillage.
b)If you have spilt fuel on
yourself or your clothes.
Change your clothes.
c) If there is a fuel leak.
Make regular checks for
leakage from the fuel cap
and the fuel supply pipes.
Transport and storage
Start
!
WARNING!
When the engine is started with the choke
in either the choke or start throttle positions
the cutting equipment starts to rotate
immediately.
• The complete clutch cover
with shaft must be fitted
before the machine is
started, otherwise the
clutch can become loose
and cause personal injury.
• Never start the machine
indoors. Bear in mind the
dangers of inhaling the
engine‘s exhaust fumes.
• Observe your
surroundings and make
sure that there is no risk
of people or animals
coming into contact with the cutting equipment.
• Place the machine on the ground, ensure the cutting
equipment runs free of twigs and stones. Push the machine
body towards the ground using your left hand. (NOTE! Not
with your foot). Grip the starter handle with your right hand
and pull the starter cord.
• Store and transport the machine and fuel so that any leakage
or fumes do not risk coming into contact with sparks or
naked flames. For example, electric machines, electric
motors, electrical switches/power switches, heaters or the
like.
• When storing and transporting fuel approved containers
intended for this purpose must be used.
• When storing the machine for long periods the fuel tank
must be emptied. Contact your local petrol station to find
out how to dispose of excess fuel.
• Always keep the transport guard attached when transporting
and storing the machine.
!
WARNING!
Exercise great care when handling fuel.
Bear in mind the risk of fire, explosions and
inhaling fumes.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
General working instructions
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• This section takes up the basic safety
precautions for working with the clearing saw and
trimmer.
• If you encounter a situation where you are
uncertain how to proceed you should ask an
expert. Contact your dealer or your service
workshop.
• Avoid all usage which you consider to be beyond
your capability.
• You must understand the difference between
clearing, brush cutting and grass trimming before
using the machine.
Basic safety precautions
4.Take great care when
cutting a tree that is subject
to tension. A tree that is
under tension can spring
back to its original position
both before and after being
cut. Incorrect positioning
on your behalf or when
positioning the cut can
result in the tree hitting you
or the machine so that you
lose control. Both situations
can cause serious personal
injury.
5.The engine should be
switched off before moving.
When moving over longer
distances and transporting
the transport guard should
be used.
1.Observe your surroundings:
• To ensure that people, animals or other things cannot affect
your control of the machine.
• To ensure that the above mentioned do not come into
contact with the cutting equipment or objects that can be
thrown by the cutting equipment.
• NOTE! Never use a machine without the possibility of
calling for help in the event of an accident.
2.Avoid usage in
unfavourable weather
conditions. For example,
thick fog, heavy rain,
strong winds or extreme
cold, etc. To work in bad
weather conditions is
tiring and can create
dangerous circumstances,
e.g. slippery surfaces,
affect a tree‘s direction of
fall, etc.
3.Make sure you can walk
and stand safely. Look out
for any obstacles with
unexpected movement
(roots, stones, branches,
pits, ditches, etc.). Take
great care when working
on sloping ground.
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6.Never put the machine
down with the engine
running unless you have
good sight of it.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Adjusting the harness and clearing saw
!
WARNING!
When working with the clearing saw it
should always be hooked in the harness. If
this is not done, you cannot control the
clearing saw safely and this can result in
injury to yourself or someone else. Never
use a harness with a defective quick
release catch.
Quick release
On the front is an easily
accessible, quick release
catch. This is activated by
pulling the outer part of the
chest plate straight out. Use
this if the engine should
catch fire or in any other
emergency situation when
you quickly need to take off
the harness and machine.
Even load on the
shoulders
A well-adjusted harness and
clearing saw significantly
facilitates working. Adjust
the harness for the best
working position. Tension
the side straps so that the
weight is evenly distributed
across the shoulders.
Correct height
1) Forestry clearing
Adjust the carrier strap so
that the suspension hook
comes approximately 10
cm under the hip. The
blade should be angled
forward a little.
Basic clearing techniques
• Always carry out clearing and trimming at full throttle.
• Always drop to idling speed after each working operation.
Longer periods running at full throttle without loading the
engine (that is without resistance, which the engine feels
from the cutting equipment when trimming) can lead to
serious engine damage.
Designations
• Forestry clearing is a
general term for cutting
small trees where each
stem is cut individually.
A saw blade is used.
• Brush cutting is a general
term for clearing grass.
Grass blades are used for
this purpose.
• Grass trimming is a
general term for light
clearing, e.g. around
edges or around trees. A
trimmer head or plastic
blade is used.
!
WARNING!
Sometimes branches, grass or wood can
get caught between the guard and cutting
equipment. Always stop the engine when
cleaning.
2)Grass clearing
The suspension hook
should hang
approximately 20 cm
under the hip so that the
blade is parallel to the
ground.
Correct balance
1)Forestry clearing
Move the suspension eye
forwards or backwards. If
the blade is balanced a 1020 cm above the ground it
is easier to avoid stones.
2)Grass and brush cutting.
Let the blade balance at a
comfortable clearing
height, i.e. close to the
ground.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Clearing‘s ABC
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
Always use the correct equipment.
Always have well adjusted equipment.
Follow the safety instructions.
Organise the work well.
Always use full throttle when applying the blade.
Always use a sharp blade.
Avoid stones.
Guide the direction of fall (use the wind).
!
WARNING!
Avoid cutting in the cutting region
between 12 and 3 o‘clock on the blade.
Kickback can occur due to the blade‘s
rotation speed in this area of the blade
when applied on thick stems.
Working methods
• Before you start clearing, check the clearing area, its
condition, slopes, if there are stones, pits, etc.
• Thereafter start at the end which is easiest, and make a good
start to the clearing.
• Work systematically to
and from and across the
area. Each stroke should
encompass a working
area of 4-5 metres. This
then utilises the full
working area of the
machine in both
directions and provides
the operator with an easy
and variable working
area to work through.
• The length of the
pathway should be
approx. 75 m. Move the
fuelling station as work
progresses.
Forestry clearing
using a saw blade
• When applying the blade
to heavier stems the risk of
kickback increases. You
should therefore avoid
applying the blade on the
cutting area between 12
and 3 o‘clock.
• To fell to the left, the
lower section of the tree
should carry to the right.
Angle the blade and move
it with a resolute
movement diagonally
down to the right. At the
same time press against the
stem using the blade
guard. Apply the blade on
the area between 3-5
o‘clock. Use full throttle
when applying the blade.
• To fell to the right, the
lower section of the tree
should carry to the left.
Angle the blade and move
it with a resolute
movement diagonally up
to the left. Apply the blade
on the area between 3 and
5 o‘clock so that the
blade‘s direction of
rotation carries the lower
section of the tree to the
left.
• On sloping ground the
pathway should run
parallel to the slope. It is
far easier to work along a
slope then up and down
a slope.
• The pathway should be
planned so that you
avoid going over ditches
or other obstacles. Also
adapt the pathway to the
wind conditions so that
the cleared stems fall on
the part of the stand that
has been cleared.
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• To fell a tree forwards the
lower section of the tree
should be drawn
backwards. Draw the blade
backwards with a quick
and resolute movement.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Large stems must be cut
from two sides.
Determine in which
direction the stem
should fall. First apply
the saw to the felling
side. Then cut from the
other side to fell the
stem. The feed pressure
should be applied with
regard to the size of the
stem‘s hardness. Small
stems require more
pressure, while large
stems require less
pressure.
• If the stems are tightly
packed adapt the
through-speed with this
in mind.
Brush cutting
using a grass
blade
• A blade is used for all
types of high or thick
grass.
• The grass is cut down
with a sideways, swinging
movement, where the
movement from right-toleft is the clearing stroke
and the movement from
left-to-right is the return
stroke. Let the blade work
on the left-hand side
(between 8 and 12
o’clock).
• If the blade is angled to the left when clearing the grass will
collect in a line, which makes collection easier, e.g. when
raking.
• If the blade should jam in the stem, never jerk the
machine free. If you do this the blade, angle gear, shaft or
the handlebars can be damaged. Release the handlebars
and grip the shaft with both hands and slowly pull the
machine free.
• Try to work rhythmically. Stand firmly with your feet apart.
Move forward after the return stroke and stand firmly again.
Brush cutting
using the saw
blade
• Reduce the risk of material wrapping around the blade by
following these instructions:
a) Always work at full throttle.
b) Avoid the previously cut material during the return
stroke.
• Thin stems and brush are
mown down. Work by
swinging the machine
sideways.
• Try to cut several stems in
one movement.
• With groups of hardwood
stems, first clear around
the group. Cut high on
the stems around the
outside of the group to
avoid jamming. Now cut
the stumps to the
required height. Now try
to come in with the blade
and cut from the centre of
the group. If it is still
difficult to gain access, cut
long stumps and let the
stems fall down. This will
reduce the risk of
jamming.
• Let the support cup rest lightly against the ground. It is used
to protect the blade from hitting the ground.
• Stop the engine and remove the brushcutter from the
harness before you start to gather the cut material.
!
!
WARNING!
Neither the user of the tool or anyone else
may attempt to remove the cut material
while the engine is running or with the
blade rotating as this can result in serious
injury.
Stop the engine and blade before you
remove material that has wound around the
blade as otherwise there is a risk of injury.
WARNING!
Warning for thrown objects. Always wear
protective glasses. Never lean over the
guard. Stones, rubbish, etc. can be thrown
up into the eyes causing blindness or
serious injury.
Keep unauthorised persons at a distance.
Children, animals, onlookers and helpers
should be kept outside the safety zone of
15 m (50 feet). Stop the machine
immediately if anyone approaches.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Grass trimming
using the trimmer
head
• Hold the trimmer head
just above the ground at
an angle. It is the end of
the cord that carries out
the work. Let the cord
work at its own pace.
Do not press the cord
into the area to be cut.
• The cord can easily
remove grass and weeds
up against walls, fences,
trees and borders,
however, it can also
damage sensitive bark on
trees and bushes and
damage fence posts.
• Reduce the risk of
damaging plants by
shortening the cord to
10-12 cm and reducing
the engine speed.
Clearing
• The clearing technique
removes all unwanted
vegetation. Keep the
trimmer head just above
the ground and tilt it.
Let the end of the cord
strike the ground around
trees, posts, statues and
the like. NOTE! This
technique increases the
wear on the cord.
• The cord wears quicker
and must be fed forward
more often when
working against stones,
brick, concrete, metal
fences, etc. than when
coming into contact
with trees and wooden
fences.
• When trimming and
clearing you should use
less than full throttle so
that the cord lasts longer
and to reduce the wear
on the trimmer head.
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Trimming
• The trimmer is ideal to
cut grass that is difficult
to reach using a normal
lawn mower. Keep the
cord parallel to the
ground when cutting.
Avoid pressing the
trimmer head against the
ground as this can ruin
the lawn and damage the
tool.
• Do not allow the
trimmer head to
constantly come into
contact with the ground
during normal cutting
procedures. Constant
contact can cause damage
and wear to the trimmer
head.
Sweeping
• The rotating cord‘s
fanning effect can be
used for quick and easy
cleaning. Hold the cord
parallel to and above the
area to be swept and
move the trimmer from
side to side.
• When cutting and
sweeping you should use
full throttle to obtain the
best results.
!
WARNING!
Warning for thrown objects. Always wear
protective glasses. Never lean over the
guard. Stones, rubbish, etc. can be thrown
up into the eyes causing blindness or
serious injury.
Keep unauthorised persons at a distance.
Children, animals, onlookers and helpers
should be kept outside the safety zone of
15 m (50 feet). Stop the machine
immediately if anyone approaches.
WHAT IS WHAT?
28
27
30
What is what on the brush cutter?
1. Blade
17. Handlebar adjustment
2. Grease filler cap
3. Angle gear
18. Locking nut
19. Support flange
4. Blade guard
5. Shaft
20. Support cup
21. Drive disc
6. Handlebars
7. Throttle
22. Trimmer head
8. Stop switch
23. J-handle (RJ)
24. Shaft coupling
9. Throttle trigger lock
10. Suspension for clearing saw
25. Socket spanner
26. Operator‘s Manual
11. Cylinder cover
12. Starter handle
27. Transport guard
13. Fuel tank
28. Allen key
30. Locking pin
14. Choke
15. Air filter cover
31. Harness
32. Spray guard
16. Clutch cover
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ASSEMBLY
Assembling the handlebars
(225R/RD/ 232R/RD)
• Remove the screw at the
rear of the throttle
handle.
• Slide on the throttle
handle on the right-hand
side of the handlebars,
(see the diagram).
• Align the hole in the
throttle handle for the
fixing screw with the
hole on the handlebars.
• Refit the screw in the
rear of the throttle
handle.
• Fit the screw through the
throttle handle and the
handlebars and tighten.
• Unscrew the handle
from the handlebar
bracket.
• Position the handlebars
as shown. Fit the bracket
components and tighten
the handle lightly.
• Put on the harness and
hang the machine in the
suspension hook. Now
finely adjust so that the
machine gives a
comfortable working
position when it‘s
attached to the harness.
Tighten the handle.
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Assembling the handlebars (235R)
• Remove the screw at the
rear of the throttle handle.
• Slide on the throttle
handle on the right-hand
side of the handlebars, (see
the diagram).
• Align the hole in the
throttle handle for the
fixing screw with the hole
on the handlebars.
• Refit the screw in the rear
of the throttle handle.
• Fit the screw through the
throttle handle and the
handlebars and tighten.
• Unscrew the bracket
components from the
handlebar bracket.
• Position the handlebars as
shown. Fit the bracket
components and tighten
the handle lightly.
• Fit the cabling as shown.
• Put on the harness and
hang the machine in the
suspension hook. Now
finely adjust so that the
machine gives a
comfortable working
position when it‘s
attached to the harness.
Tighten the handle.
ASSEMBLY
Assembling the J-handlebars
(225RJ)
!
WARNING!
When fitting the J-handle only grass blade
or trimmer head may be used. Sawblades
must not be used.
• Unscrew the handle and
plastic cover from the
handlebar bracket.
• Place the handlebars with
the handlebar holder on
the handlebar bracket. Fit
the handle and plastic
cover on the handlebar
bracket by inserting the
handle in the hole. Do
not tighten too tight.
• Put on the harness and
hang the machine in the
suspension hook. Now
finely adjust so that the Jhandlebars give a
comfortable working
position when attached to
the harness. Tighten the
handle.
Transport position, handlebars and
J-handlebars
• The handlebars can easily
be turned to fit along the
shaft for easy
transportation and storage.
• Loosen the knob. Turn the
handles clockwise so that
the throttle comes against
the engine.
• Thereafter fold the
handlebars around the
shaft. Tighten the handle.
• Attach the transport
guard.
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ASSEMBLY
Assembly of the blade and trimmer
head
It is extremely important
that the disc drive’s/support
flange’s guide engages
correctly in the cutting
equipment’s centre hole
when assembling the cutting
equipment. Cutting
equipment assembled
incorrectly can result in
serious and/or fatal personal
injury.
!
WARNING!
Under no circumstances may the cutting
equipment be used without an approved
guard fitted. See the chapter “Technical
data”. If the wrong guard or a defective
guard is fitted this can cause serious
personal injury.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The machine must be equipped with the correct
handlebars, blade guard and harness if either a
clearing blade or grass blade are to be used.
Assembling the blade guard and
grass blade
• The guard (A) is fitted
using 4 screws (L) and
the support plate (M) as
set out in the diagram.
G
NOTE! Use the
F
E
recommended blade
guard.
D
• Fit the drive disc (B) on
the output axle.
• Turn the blade axle until
one of the holes in the
A
B
drive disc aligns with the
C
hole in the gear housing.
• Insert the locking pin (C)
in the hole so that the
L
axle is locked.
• Place the blade (D),
support cup (E) and
support flange (F) on the
M
output axle.
• Fit the nut (G). The
tightening torque of the
nut is 35-50 Nm (3,5 - 5
kpm). Use the socket
spanner in the tool kit.
Hold the handle of the
spanner as close to the
blade guard as possible.
The nut is tightened
when the spanner is
turned against the direction of rotation (left-hand thread).
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Assembling the blade guard and
clearing blade
• The guard (A) is fitted
using 4 screws (L) as set
out in the diagram.
NOTE! Use the
recommended blade
guard.
L
• Fit the drive disc (B) on
the output axle.
• Turn the blade axle until
one of the holes in the
drive disc aligns with the
hole in the gear housing.
A
G
• Insert the locking pin (C)
in the hole so that the
axle is locked.
F
D
• Place the blade (D) and
support flange (F) on the
output axle.
B
• Fit the nut (G). The
tightening torque of the
nut is 35-50 Nm (3.5 - 5
kpm). Use the socket
spanner in the tool kit.
Hold the handle of the
spanner as close to the
blade guard as possible.
The nut is tightened
when the spanner is
turned against the
direction of rotation (lefthand thread).
• When slacking off and
tightening the saw blade
nut, the hands may be
injured by the blade
teeth. Always hold your
hand protected by the
blade guard. This is
facilitated by the use of a
long box spanner. The
illustration shows the area
in which you should keep
the box spanner.
C
ASSEMBLY
Assembling the spray guard and
trimmer head Superauto II
(225R/RD/ 232R/RD)
• Fit the guard (A) intended
for use with the trimmer
head. Secure using the 4
bolts (L) and the support
plate (M) as set out in the
diagram.
J
• Turn the blade axle until
one of the holes in the
drive disc aligns with the
hole in the gear housing.
G
F
I
• Rotate the drive shaft so
that one of the holes in the
driver plate lines up with
the corresponding hole in
the gear housing.
I
L
B
C
M
• Insert the locking pin (C)
into the hole to lock the
shaft.
B
C
M
A
• Fit the driver plate (B) on
the drive shaft.
K
• Insert the locking pin (C)
in the hole so that the axle
is locked.
• Insert your finger into the
centre hole of the cover (I)
at the same time as you
hold the cover with your
other fingers. Press the two
catches (J) that extend from
the cut-out on the bottom
section (K) using the
thumb and index finger of
your other hand. Press
apart the trimmer head
using the fingers on the
cover.
• Fit the guard (A) intended
for use with the trimmer
head. Secure using four
bolts (L) and the support
plate (M) as shown in the
diagram.
K
• Fit the drive disc (B) on the
output axle.
• The trimmer head must be
split to be fitted (see the
diagram). Proceed as
follows:
Assembling the spray guard and
trimmer head Trimmy SII (235R)
L
H
• Screw on the trimmer
head (H) in the opposite
direction to the normal
direction of rotation.
• Tighten the trimmer head
to a torque of 35-50 Nm
(3.5-5 kpm).
A
• Place the cover (I) and the
support flange (F) on the
output axle.
• Fit the nut (G). The
tightening torque of the
nut is 35-50 Nm (3,5-5
kpm). Use the socket
spanner in the tool kit.
Hold the handle of the
spanner as close to the trimmer guard as possible. The nut is
tightened when the spanner is turned against the direction of
rotation (left-hand thread).
• Fit the trimmer head‘s bottom section (K) on the cover (I)
by pressing the two sections together with the cut-outs on
the bottom section aligned with the catches on the cover.
• To dismantle follow the instructions in the reverse order.
• To remove the trimmer
head just reverse the
sequence.
Assembling other guards and
cutting equipment
• Fit the guard (A)
intended for use with
the trimmer head.
Secure using four bolts
(L) and the support plate
(M) as shown in the
diagram.
A
L
• Fit the disc drive (B) on
the output axle.
• Turn the blade axle until
one of the disc drive’s
holes aligns with the
corresponding hole in
the gear housing.
B
C
M
H
• Insert the locking pin
(C) into the hole to lock
the axle.
• Screw on the trimmer
head (H) in the
direction of rotation.
• Dismantling takes place
in the reverse order.
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ASSEMBLY
Assembling and dismantling the
two-part shaft (225RD/ 232RD)
Assembling:
• Make sure the handle is
loose.
• Guide the cut-out on the
lower section of the shaft
into the coupling‘s
locking plate on the
upper section of the
shaft. The sections are
then locked together.
• Tighten the handle.
Dismantling
• Undo the handle (at least
three turns).
• Press the handle towards
the coupling.
• Carefully twist the lower
section out of the lock.
• Hold both parts of the
shaft and pull out the
lower section from the
coupling.
Adjusting the harness and clearing
saw
!
WARNING!
When working with the clearing saw it
should always be hooked in the harness.
If this is not done, you cannot control the
clearing saw safely and this can result in
injury to yourself or someone else. Never
use a harness with a defective quick
release catch.
Quick release
On the front is an easily
accessible, quick release catch.
This is activated by pulling
the outer part of the chest
plate straight out. Use this if
the engine should catch fire
or in any other emergency
situation when you quickly
need to take off the harness
and machine.
Even load on the
shoulders
A well-adjusted harness and
clearing saw significantly
facilitates working. Adjust the
harness for the best working
position. Tension the side
straps so that the weight is
evenly distributed across the
shoulders.
Correct height
1) Forestry clearing
Adjust the carrier strap so
that the suspension hook
comes approximately 10
cm under the hip. The
blade should be angled
forward a little.
2)Grass clearing
The suspension hook
should hang approximately
20 cm under the hip so
that the blade is parallel to
the ground.
Correct balance
1)Forestry clearing
Move the suspension eye
forwards or backwards. If
the blade is balanced a 1020 cm above the ground it
is easier to avoid stones.
2)Grass and brush cutting.
Let the blade balance at a
comfortable clearing
height, i.e. close to the
ground.
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FUEL HANDLING
Fuel mixture
Mixture
NOTE!
The machine is fitted with a two-stroke engine and must
always be run on a mixture of petrol and two-stroke oil. It is
important to measure the quantity of oil accurately, to ensure
the correct mixture ratio. Small discrepancies in the amount of
oil have a great bearing on the proportions of the fuel mixture
when mixing small amounts of fuel.
• Always mix gasoline and oil in a clean container intended
for fuel.
• Always start by filling half the quantity of gasoline required.
Then add the entire oil quantity. Mix (shake) the fuel
mixture. Fill the remaining quantity of gasoline.
• Mix (shake) the fuel mixture carefully before filling in the
machine‘s fuel tank.
• Do not mix more than max. one month’s supply of fuel.
• If the clearing saw is not used for a long period of time, the
fuel tank should be emptied and cleaned.
• This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline.
!
WARNING!
Always provide good ventilation when
handling fuel.
Gasoline
NOTE!
Always use an oil-mixed
quality petrol (at least 87
octane). If your machine is
equipped with a catalytic
converter, (see “technical
data”) an unleaded, oil
mixed quality petrol should
always be used. A leaded
petrol will destroy the
catalytic converter.
!
WARNING!
The catalytic converter muffler gets very hot
during and after use. This also applies
during idling. Be aware of the fire hazard,
especially when handling the saw near
flammable substances or vapours.
Fuelling
!
• This engine is certified to
operate on unleaded
gasoline.
WARNING!
The following precautions reduce the risk
of fire:
Do not smoke or place any sources of
heat in the vicinity of the fuel. Never
refuel when the engine is running.
Always stop the engine and let it cool for
a few minutes before refuelling. Open the
fuel cap slowly when fuelling so that any
over pressure is released slowly. Tighten
the fuel cap carefully after refuelling.
Always move the machine from the
fuelling place before starting.
• The lowest recommended
octane rating is 87. If you
run the engine on lower
octane rating than 87 socalled “knocking“ can
occur. This leads to an
increased engine
temperature, which can
result in a serious engine
breakdown.
• Clean around the fuel
cap. Contamination in
the tank can disrupt
operations.
• When working at
continuous high revs a
higher octane rating is
recommended.
• Ensure that the fuel is
well mixed by shaking the
container before filling
the tank.
Min. 3 m
(10 ft)
Two-stroke oil
• For the best results use
HUSQVARNA twostroke oil, which has been
specially developed for
clearing saws and chain
saws.
Mixing ratio 1:50 (2%).
• Never use two-stroke oil intended for water cooled outboard
motors, so-called outboard motor oil.
• Never use oil intended of four-stroke engines.
Gasoline
Oil
2%(1:50)
Lit.
Lit.
5
10
15
20
0,10
0,20
0,30
0,40
US
gallon
US
fl. oz.
1
2 1/2
5
2 1/2
6 1/2
12 7/8
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START AND STOP
Control before starting
For reasons of safety follow
these recommendations!
• Check the blade to ensure
that no cracks have formed
at the bottom of the teeth
or by the centre hole. The
most common reason why
cracks are formed is that
sharp corners have been
formed at the bottom of
the teeth while sharpening
or that the blade has been
used with dull teeth.
Discard a blade if cracks
are found.
• Check that the support
flange is not cracked due to
fatigue or due to being
tightened too much.
Discard the support flange
if it is cracked.
• Ensure the locking nut has
not lost its captive force.
The nut lock should have a
locking force of at least 1.5
Nm. The tightening
torque of the locking nut
should be 35-50 Nm.
• Check that the guard is not
damaged or cracked.
Replace the guard if it is
exposed to impact or is
cracked.
• Check that the trimmer
head and spray guard are
not damaged or cracked.
Replace the trimmer head
or spray guard if they are
exposed to impact or are
cracked.
• Never use the machine without a guard or spray guard nor
with a defective guard.
Start and stop
!
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WARNING!
The complete clutch cover with shaft must
be fitted before the machine is started,
otherwise the clutch can become loose
and cause personal injury.
Always move the machine from the filling
area before starting. Place the machine on
a flat surface. Ensure the cutting
equipment cannot come into contact with
any object. Make sure no unauthorised
persons are in the working area,
otherwise there is a risk of serious
personal injury. The safety distance is 15
metres.
Cold engine
IGNITION: Set the stop
switch to the start position.
CHOKE: Set the choke
control in the choke
position.
Warm engine
Use the same starting
procedure as for the cold
engine, but do not set the
choke control in the choke
position. The start throttle
position is obtained by
setting the choke control in
the choke position and then
returning it to its original
position.
R/RD
Stop
The engine is stopped by
switching off the ignition.
RJ
!
WARNING!
When the engine is started with the choke
in the choke or start position the cutting
equipment starts to rotate immediately.
Start
Press the machine body
against the ground using
your left hand (NOTE! Not
your foot). Grip the starter
handle, slowly pull out the
cord with your right hand
until you feel some resistance
(the starter pawls grip), now
quickly and powerfully pull
the cord.
Reset the choke control as
soon as the engine fires and
repeat until the engine starts.
When the engine starts
quickly apply full throttle
and the start throttle will
automatically disengage.
NOTE! Do not pull the
starter cord out completely
and do not release the starter
cord from the fully extended
position. This can damage
the machine.
MAINTENANCE
Carburettor
Basic setting
Your Husqvarna product has been designed and
manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful
emissions.
After your unit has been run 8-10 tanks of fuel the engine
has broken in. To ensure that your unit is at peak
performance and producing the least amount of harmful
emissions after break in, have your authorized servicing
dealer, who has a revolution counter at his disposal, to adjust
your carburettor for optimum operating conditions.
• The carburettor is set to its basic setting when test run at the
factory. The basic setting should be kept during the
machine‘s first working hours. Thereafter the carburettor
should be finely adjusted. Fine adjustment should be carried
out by a skilled technician.
!
WARNING!
The complete clutch cover with shaft must
be fitted before the machine is started,
otherwise the clutch can become loose
and cause personal injury.
Functioning
• The carburettor governs
the engine speed via the
throttle trigger. In the
carburettor, air/fuel is
mixed. This air/fuel
mixture is adjustable. If
you want to take
advantage of the
maximum output of the
engine, the setting must be
corret.
• The setting of the
carburettor means that the
engine is adjusted to local
conditions, for example
climate, altitude, petrol
and type of two-stroke oil.
• The carburettor has three
adjustment possibilities:
L= Low speed needle
H= High speed
adjustment screw
T= Idle speed adjustment
screw
• The fuel quantity required
in proportion to the
airflow the throttle trigger
level allows is adjusted by
means of the L- and Hneedles. Turning the
needles clockwise gives a
leaner fuel mixture (less
fuel), turning them
counter-clockwise gives a
richer fuel mixture (more
fuel). A lean mixture gives
higher rpms and a rich one
lower rpms.
• The idling speed screw T regulates the position of the
throttle lever in the idling speed position. Turn the idling
speed screw clockwise gives a higher idling speed, turn it
counter-clockwise a lower idling speed.
NOTE! If the cutting attachment rotates/moves in the idling
position, turn the idling speed screw counter-clockwise until
the blade stops.
Rec. idling speed 2 700 rpm.
Recommended max. speed 11 000-12 000 rpm.
!
WARNING!
Contact your servicing dealer, if the idle
speed setting cannot be adjusted so
that the cutting attachment stops. Do
not use the machine until it has been
properly adjusted or repaired.
Fine adjustment
• When the machine has been ”run-in” the carburettor should
be finely adjusted. The fine adjustment should be carried
out by qualified person. First adjust the L-jet, then the
idling screw T and then the H-jet.
Conditions
• Before any adjustments are made the airfilter should be clean
and the airfilter cover fitted. Adjusting the carburettor while
a dirty airfilter is in use will result in a leaner mixture when
the filter is finally cleaned. This can give rise to serious
engine damage.
• Carefully turn the L and H needle to the mid point between
fully turned in and fully turned out.
• Do not attempt to adjust the needles beyond the stops as
damage can occur.
• Now start the machine according to the starting instructions
and run it warm for 10 minutes.
NOTE! If the cutting attachment rotates/moves the T screw
should be turned anti-clockwise until the cutting attachment
stops.
Low speed needle L
Try to find the highest idling
speed, turning the low speed
needle L clockwise
respectively counterclockwise. When the highest
speed has been found, turn
the low speed needle L 1/4
turn counter-clockwise.
NOTE! If the cutting
attachment rotates/moves in
the idling position, turn the
idling speed screw T
counter-clockwise until the
cutting attachment stops.
+ 1/4
L
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MAINTENANCE
Final setting of the idling speed T
Correctly adjusted carburettor
Adjust the idling speed with
the screw T, If it is necessary
to readjust. First turn the
idle speed adjusting screw T
clockwise until the cutting
attachment starts to rotate/
move.
Then turn, counterclockwise until the cutting
attachment stops. A correctly
adjusted idle speed setting
occurs when the engine runs
smoothly in every position.
It should also be good
margin to the rpm when the
cutting attachment starts to
rotate/move.
A correctly adjusted carburettor means that the machine
accelerates without hesitation and the machine 4-cycles a
little at max speed. Furthermore, the cutting attachment
must not rotate/move at idling. A too lean adjusted low
speed needle L may cause starting difficulties and bad
acceleration.
A too lean adjusted high speed needle H gives lower power
= less capacity, bad acceleration and/or damage to the
engine.
A too rich adjustment of the two speed needles L and H
gives acceleration problems or too low working speed.
CAUTION! Contact your servicing dealer, if the idle speed
setting cannot be adjusted so that the cutting attachment
stops. Do not use the machine until it has been properly
adjusted or repaired.
High speed needle
H
The high speed needle affects
the machine’s power, speed,
temperature and fuel
consumption. A too lean
adjustment on the high
speed needle H (the high
speed needle H is screwed in
too much) gives a too high
speed resulting in engine
damage. Do not allow the
engine to run at full speed
for more than 10 seconds.
Apply full throttle and turn
the high speed needle H
slowly anticlockwise until
the engine runs unevenly.
The high speed needle H is
then turned slowly clockwise
a little until the engine runs
smoothly.
Note the engine should be
run unloaded when
H
adjusting the high speed
needle. Therefore dismantle
the cutting equipment, nut,
support flange and disc drive
before adjusting the high speed needle. The high speed needle
is adjusted correctly when the machine ‘splatters’ a little . If the
machine smokes heavily at the same time as it ‘splatters’ heavily
the adjustment is too rich.
NOTE! For optimum setting of the carburettor, contact a
qualified servicing dealer who has a revolution counter at his
disposal.
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MAINTENANCE
Muffler
Cooling system
NOTE!
Some mufflers are fitted with a catalytic converter. See
“Technical data” to see whether you clearing saw is fitted with a
catalytic converter.
To maintain as low operating temperature as possible
the engine is equipped with
a cooling system.
The cooling system consists
of:
1.An air intake on the
starter unit.
2.Cooling fins on the
flywheel.
3.Cooling fins on the
cylinder
4.Cylinder cover (leads cold
air onto the cylinder).
The muffler is designed to
dampen the noise level and
to direct the exhaust fumes
away from the user. The
exhaust fumes are hot and
can contain sparks, which
can result in fire if the
exhaust fumes are directed
towards a dry and
inflammable material. Some
mufflers are equipped with a
special spark arrest screen. If
your machine is fitted with
this type of screen it should
be cleaned regularly. This is
done using a wire brush. On
mufflers without a catalytic
converter the screen should
be cleaned weekly, or
replaced if necessary. On
mufflers fitted with a
catalytic converter the
screen should be checked
and cleaned monthly. If the
screen is damaged it should
be replaced. If the screen is
frequently blocked, this can
be a sign that the function
of the catalytic converter is
impaired. Contact your
dealer to inspect the muffler.
A blocked screen will cause
the engine to overheat
resulting in damage to the
cylinder and piston. Also see
under “Maintenance”.
Clean the cooling system
using a brush at least once a
week, in difficult conditions
more often.
A dirty or blocked cooling
system leads to the engine
overheating resulting in
damage to the cylinder and
piston.
4
3
2
1
NOTE!
Never use a machine with a
defective muffler.
!
WARNING!
Mufflers fitted with catalytic converters
become extremely hot during use and
after stopping. This also applies at idling
speeds. Contact can result in burns to
the skin. Be observant to the risk of fire!
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MAINTENANCE
Air filter
Spark plug
The air filter should be
cleaned regularly removing
dust and dirt to avoid:
• carburettor malfunction
• starting problems
• reduced engine power
• unnecessary wear to
engine parts
• abnormal fuel
consumption
The condition of the spark
plug is affected by:
• An incorrect carburettor
setting.
• An incorrect fuel
mixture (too much or
faulty oil).
• A dirty air filter.
Clean the filter after every
25 hours or more regularly
if operating conditions are
exceptionally dusty.
Cleaning the air filter
Dismantle the air filter
cover and remove the air
filter. Wash in clean, warm
soapy water. Ensure that the
filter is dry before refitting. An air filter used for a long period
of time can never be cleaned completely. Therefore it is
necessary to replace the filter from time to time with a new
filter. A damaged air filter must always be replaced.
0,5 mm
These factors cause
deposits on the spark plug
electrode that may result in
malfunction or starting
difficulties.
If the machine is low on power, difficult to start or runs
poorly while idling always check the spark plug first.
If the spark plug is dirty, clean it and at the same time check
that the electrode gap is 0.5 mm. The spark plug should be
changed after about one month of operation or earlier if
necessary.
NOTE! Always use the recommended type of spark plug. An
incorrect spark plug can damage the cylinder/piston.
Filing the grass blade
Angle gear
The angle gear is filled
with a sufficient quantity
of grease at the factory.
However, before using the
machine you should check
that the angle gear is filled
to 3/4 with grease. Use
HUSQVARNA special
grease.
Normally, the grease does
not need to be changed
except when the angle gear
is repaired.
Two-part shaft
The end of the drive axle in
the lower shaft should be
lubricated with grease every
30 hours. There is a risk that
the drive axle ends (splined
coupling) on two-part shafts
jam if they are not lubricated
regularly.
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WARNING!
Always stop the engine before you start
work on any part of the blade. The blade
continues to rotate even after the throttle
has been released. Ensure that the blade
has stopped completely and remove the
cable from the spark plug before you start
to work with it.
• See the cutting
equipment’s packaging
for correct filing
instructions.
• The blades are sharpened
using a single cut flat file.
• Sharpen all edges equally
to maintain the balance
of the blade.
!
WARNING!
Always discard a blade that is bent,
twisted, cracked, shattered or damaged in
any other way. Never attempt to straighten
a twisted blade for use again. Only use
original blades of the prescribed type.
MAINTENANCE
Sharpening the clearing blade
!
WARNING!
Incorrect cutting equipment or an
incorrectly sharpened blade increases
the risk of kickback.
• See the cutting
equipment’s packaging
for correct filing
instructions.
• A correctly sharpened
blade is a prerequisite for
working efficiently and to
avoid unnecessary wear to
the blade and clearing
saw.
• Make sure that the blade
is well supported when
you use the file. Use a 5.5
mm round file with a file
holder.
• The sharpening angle is
15°. Every other tooth is
sharpened to the right
and the intermediate
tooth to the left. When
the blade has been heavily
pitted by stones the upper
side of the teeth can, in
exceptional cases, need to
be dressed using a flat file.
In such cases this takes
place before sharpening
with the round file.
Dressing the top side
must be carried out
equally for all teeth.
• Adjust the setting. This
should be 1 mm.
NOTE: Use only HUSQVARNA replacement parts. Use of
other brands of replacement parts can cause damage to your
unit or injury to the operator or others. Your warranty does
not cover damage or liability caused by the use of accessories
and/or attachments not specifically recommended by
HUSQVARNA.
Maintenance schedule
Below you will find some general maintenance instructions.
Daily maintenance
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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•
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•
Check throttle trigger and throttle trigger lockout function.
Check stop switch function.
Check that blade/trimmer head does not rotate at idling.
Clean the exterior of the machine.
Check that the harness is undamaged.
Check the blade guard for damage or cracks.
Change the guard in case of impacts or cracks.
Check that the blade is properly centred, sharp, and without
cracks.
Check the trimmerhead for cracks and chips or damage.
Replace if necessary.
A non-balanced blade/trimmer head induces heavy
vibrations that may damage the machine.
Check that the blade nut is sufficiently tightened.
Make sure that the blade transport guard is undamaged and
that it can be securely fitted.
Check that nuts and screws are sufficiently tightened.
Weekly maintenance
•
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•
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•
•
Check the starter, especially cord and return spring.
Clean the carburettor area.
Clean the exterior of the spark plug.
Remove it and check the electrode gap.
Adjust it to 0,5 mm (.020"), or change the spark plug.
Clean the cooling fins on the cylinder and check that the air
intake at the starter is not clogged.
• Check that the angle gear is filled with grease up to 3/4. Use
special grease.
• Clean the air filter.
• Clean or replace the muffler’s spark arrest screen (not on
mufflers with a catalytic converter).
Monthly maintenance
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Clean the fuel tank.
Clean the exterior of the carburettor and the space around it.
Clean the fan and the space around it.
Check fuel hose for cracks or other damage. Change if
necessary.
Change fuel filter in fuel tank.
Check clutch, clutch spring and clutch drum for wear.
Change if necessary.
Check electrical wires and connections.
Change the spark plug.
Change the airfilter.
Check and clean the muffler’s spark arrest screen if necessary
(only mufflers with a catalytic converter).
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TECHNICAL DATA
Technical data
Engine
Cylinder capacity, cu. in/cm3
Cylinder bore, inch/mm
Stroke length, inch/mm
Idling speed, rpm
Recommended max. speed, rpm
Max. speed, should not be exceeded, rpm
Speed of output axle, rpm
Max. engine output, acc. to ISO 8893.
kW/rpm
Catalytic converter muffler
225RJ
225R/RD
232R/RD
235R
1,55/25,4
1,34/34
1,10/28
2 700
11 000-12 000
14 000
10 000
1,55/25,4
1,34/34
1,10/28
2 700
11 000-12 000
14 000
10 000
1,88/30,8
1,38/35
1,26/32
2 700
11 000-12 000
14 000
10 000
2,21/36,3
1,50/38
1,26/32
2 700
11 000-12 000
14 000
10 000
0,9/ 9 000
Yes
0,9/ 9 000
Yes
1,1/ 8 400
Yes
1,3/ 9 000
Yes
Ignition system
Manufacturer/type of ignition system
Spark plug
Electrode gap, inch/mm
Walbro CD
Walbro CD
Champion RCJ 7Y Champion RCJ 7Y
0,02/0,5
0,02/0,5
Walbro CD
Walbro CD
Champion RCJ 7Y Champion RCJ 7Y
0,02/0,5
0,02/0,5
Fuel lubrication system
Manufacturer/type of carburettor
Fuel tank capacity, US pint/litres
Walbro WT
1,06/0,5
Walbro WT
1,06/0,5
Walbro WT
1,06/0,5
Walbro WT
1,06/0,5
Weight
Weight without fuel, cutting tool and
guard, Lbs/kg
12,8/5,8
13,2/6,0 (R)
13,9/6,3 (RD)
14,3/6,5 (R)
14,8/6,7(RD)
16,1/7,3
99/99
93/99
90/100
92/101
109/109
106/109
104/110
105/112
2,8/2,0
2,8/2,0
2,6/2,8
5,0/5,0
2,0/2,2
2,2/3,0
1,8/2,1
2,5/3,6
2,5/2,5
3,0/3,5
2,0/2,0
5,1/4,9
2,2/2,7
2,7/4,3
3,5/5,0
4,5/6,2
Noise levels
Equivalent noise pressure level at the user’s
ear, measured according to prEN 31806
and ISO 7917, dB(A), min/max:
Equivalent noise power level at the user’s
ear, measured according to prEN 31806
and ISO 10884, dB(A), min/max:
Vibration levels
Vibration levels on the handles, measured
according to prEN 31806 and ISO 7916,
m/s
When idling, left/right handles, min:
When idling, left/right handles, max:
At max. speed, left/right handles, min:
At max. speed, left/right handles, max:
NOTE!
Noise and vibration measurements are made with all the machine’s approved cutting equipment fitted.
The table indicates the highest and lowest values.
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TECHNICAL DATA
Approved accessories 225R/RD/RJ
Centre hole in blades Ø 20 mm
Threaded blade axle M10
Grass blade
Saw blade (Not 225RJ)
Plastic knifes
Trimmer head
Edger (RD)
Support cup
Approved accessories 232R/RD
Centre hole in blades Ø 20 mm
Threaded blade axle M10
Grass blade
Saw blade
Plastic knives
Trimmer head
Edger (RD)
Support cup
Approved accessories 235R
Centre hole in blades Ø 20 mm
Threaded blade axle M12
Grass blade
Saw blade
Plastic knives
Trimmer head
Support cup
Type
Cutting attachment
guard Art No.
Grass 255-4 (∅ 255 4-teeth)
Grass 255-8 (∅ 255 8-teeth)
Multi 255-3 (∅ 255 3-teeth)
Maxi X 200-26 (∅ 200 26-teeth)
Tricut ∅ 300
Trimmy H II
Trimmy Hit Pro
Trimmy Fix
Superauto II
Edger attachment ∅ 200
Fixed
503 74 40-01
503 74 40-01
503 74 40-01
503 77 39-01
503 74 50-01
503 74 50-01
503 74 50-01
503 74 50-01
503 74 50-01
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Type
Cutting attachment
guard Ref No.
Grass 255-4 ( ∅ 255 4-teeth)
Grass 255-8 ( ∅ 255 8-teeth)
Multi 255-3 ( ∅ 255 3-teeth)
Multi 275-4 ( ∅ 275 4-teeth)
Maxi X 200-26 (∅ 200 26-teeth)
Tricut ∅ 300
Trimmy H II
Trimmy Hit Pro
Trimmy Fix
Superauto II
Edger attachment ∅ 200
Fixed
503 74 40-01
503 74 40-01
503 74 40-01
503 74 40-01
503 77 39-01
503 74 40-01
503 74 50-01
503 74 50-01
503 74 50-01
503 74 50-01
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Type
Cutting attachment
guard Ref No.
Multi 255-3 (∅ 255 3-teeth)
Multi 275-4 (∅ 275 4-teeth)
Multi 300 (∅ 300 3-teeth)
Maxi X 200-26 (∅ 200 26-teeth)
Tricut ∅ 300
Trimmy SII
Trimmy S
Fixed
With bearing
502 26 34-01
502 26 34-01
502 26 34-01
502 27 22-01
502 26 34-01, 503 91 60-01
503 91 60-01
503 91 60-01
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FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND
OBLIGATIONS
The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Carb
(California Air Resources Board) and Husqvarna Forest &
Garden are pleased to explain the emissions control system
warranty on your 1997 and later Lawn and Garden
Equipment Engine. In U.S., new utility and lawn and garden
equipment engines must be designed, built and equipped to
meet the federal and California stringent anti-smog standards.
Husqvarna Forest & Garden must warrant the emission
control system on your Lawn and Garden Equipment Engine
for the periods of time listed below provided there has been no
abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your unit.
Your emission control system includes Parts such as the
carburetor and the ignition system.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Husqvarna Forest &
Garden will repair your Lawn and Garden Equipment Engine
at no cost to you. Expenses covered under warranty include
diagnosis, parts and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY
COVERAGE
The 1997 and later utility and lawn and garden equipment
engines are warranted for two years. If any emission related
part on your engine (as listed above) is defective, the part will
be repaired or replaced by Husqvarna Forest & Garden.
OWNER’S WARRANTY
RESPONSIBILITIES
As the Lawn and Garden Equipment Engine owner, you are
responsible for the performance of the required maintenance
listed in your Owner’s Manual. Husqvarna Forest & Garden
recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance
on your Lawn and Garden Equipment Engine, but Husqvarna
Forest & Garden cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of
receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all
scheduled maintenance.
As the Lawn and Garden Equipment Engine owner, you
should, however, be aware that Husqvarna Forest & Garden
may deny you warranty coverage if your Lawn and Garden
Equipment Engine or a part of it has failed due to abuse,
neglect, improper maintenance, unapproved modifications or
the use of parts not made or approved by the original
equipment manufacturer.
You are responsible for presenting your Lawn and Garden
Equipment Engine to a Husqvarna Forest & Garden
authorized servicing dealer as soon as a problem exists. The
warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount
of time, not to exceed 30 days.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and
responsibilities, you should contact your nearest authorized
servicing dealer or call Husqvarna Forest & Garden at 1-800487-5963.
WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE
The warranty period begins on the date Lawn and Garden
Equipment Engine is delivered.
LENGTH OF COVERAGE
Husqvarna Forest & Garden warrants to the initial owner and
each subsequent purchaser that the engine is free from defects
in materials and workmanship which cause the failure of a
warranted part for a period of two years.
WHAT IS COVERED
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS
Repair or replacement of any warranted part will be
performed at no charge to the owner at an approved
Husqvarna Forest & Garden servicing dealer.
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights
and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest
authorized servicing dealer or call Husqvarna Forest &
Garden at 1-800-487-5963.
WARRANTY PERIOD
Any warranted part which is not scheduled for replacement
as required maintenance, or which is scheduled only for
regular inspection to the effect of ”repair or replace as
necessary” shall be warranted for 2 years. Any warranted
part which is scheduled for replacement as required
maintenance shall be warranted for the period of time up to
the first scheduled replacement point for that part.
DIAGNOSIS
The owner shall not be charged for diagnostic labor which
leads to the determination that a warranted part is defective,
if the diagnostic work is performed at an approved
Husqvarna Forest & Garden servicing dealer.
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
Husqvarna Forest & Garden may be liable for damages to
other engine components caused by the failure of a
warranted part still under warranty.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
All failures caused by abuse, neglect or improper maintenance
are not covered.
ADD -ON OR MODIFIED PARTS
The use of add-on or modified parts can be grounds for
disallowing a warranty claim. Husqvarna Forest & Garden
is not liable to cover failures of warranted parts caused by
the use of add-on or modified parts.
HOW TO FILE A CLAIM
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and
responsibilities, you should contact your nearest authorized
servicing dealer or call Husqvarna Forest & Garden at 1-800487-5963.
WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE
Warranty services or repairs shall be provided at all Husqvarna
Forest & Garden authorized servicing dealers.
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT AND
REPAIR OF EMISSION-RELATED PARTS
Any Husqvarna Forest & Garden approved replacement part
used in the performance of any warranty maintenance or
repairs on emission-related parts, will be provided without
charge to the owner if the part is under warranty.
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY PARTS
LIST
1.Carburetor and internal parts
2.Intake pipe, airfilter holder and carburetor bolts.
3.Airfilter and fuelfilter covered up to maintainance schedule.
4.Ignition System
a) Spark Plug, covered up to maintenance schedule
b) Ignition Module
5.Muffler with catalytic converter
MAINTENANCE STATEMENT
The owner is responsible for the performance of all required
maintenance, as defined in the operator’s manual.
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