Operator`s Manual

Operator`s Manual
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Operator’s Manual
Burn Hazard
The muffler or catalytic muffler and surrounding cover may
become extremely hot.
Always keep clear of exhaust and muffler area, otherwise
serious personal injury may occur.
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm.
Users of this equipment risk injury to themselves and others
if the unit is used improperly and/or safety precautions are
not followed. ECHO provides an operator’s manual. It must
be read and understood for proper and safe operation.
Failure to do so could result in serious injury.
Note: Note: This product complies with CAN ICES-2/NMB-2
Specifications, descriptions and illustrative material in this literature are as
accurate as known at the time of publication, but are subject to change
without notice. Illustrations may include optional equipment and
accessories, and may not include all standard equipment.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents .............................................................................................. 2
Introduction ....................................................................................................... 3
The Operator’s Manual .............................................................................. 3
Servicing Information ........................................................................................ 3
Parts/Serial Number .................................................................................. 3
Service....................................................................................................... 3
Consumer Product Support ....................................................................... 3
Product Registration .................................................................................. 4
Additional or Replacement Manuals .......................................................... 4
Safety ................................................................................................................ 4
Manual Safety Symbols and Important Information ................................... 4
International Symbols ................................................................................ 5
Personal Condition and Safety Equipment ................................................ 6
Equipment................................................................................................ 10
Emission Control (Exhaust & Evaporative) .................................................... 11
CARB And EPA Emissions Control Information....................................... 11
Description ...................................................................................................... 12
Contents.......................................................................................................... 14
Assembly......................................................................................................... 15
Support Handle Installation...................................................................... 15
Line Installation HDFH Models ................................................................ 15
Operation ........................................................................................................ 16
Fuel .......................................................................................................... 16
Starting Cold Engine................................................................................ 18
Starting Warm Engine.............................................................................. 20
Stopping Engine ...................................................................................... 21
To Advance Trimmer Line (Automatic Line Head Models) ....................... 21
Maintenance ................................................................................................... 21
Skill Levels ............................................................................................... 22
Maintenance Intervals.............................................................................. 22
Air Filter ................................................................................................... 23
Fuel Filter ................................................................................................. 24
Spark Plug ............................................................................................... 24
Cooling System........................................................................................ 25
Exhaust System ....................................................................................... 26
Carburetor Adjustment............................................................................. 28
Lubrication ............................................................................................... 29
Nylon Line Head Disassembly Instructions.............................................. 29
Nylon Line Replacement.......................................................................... 30
Troubleshooting............................................................................................... 32
Storage............................................................................................................ 33
Long Term Storage (Over 30 Days) ......................................................... 34
Specifications .................................................................................................. 35
Product Registration........................................................................................ 36
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
The Operator’s Manual
Keep it in a safe place for future reference. Contains specifications and
information for safety, operation, maintenance, storage and assembly specific to
this product.
SERVICING INFORMATION
Parts/Serial Number
Genuine SHINDAIWA Parts and
Assemblies for your SHINDAIWA
products are available only from
an Authorized SHINDAIWA
Dealer. When you do need to buy
parts always have the Model
Number and Serial Number of the
unit with you. You can find these
numbers on the engine housing.
For future reference, write them in
the space provided below.
Model No. _________________ SN. ___________________
Service
Service of this product during the warranty period must be performed by an
Authorized SHINDAIWA Service Dealer. For the name and address of the
Authorized SHINDAIWA Service Dealer nearest you, ask your retailer or call: 1877-986-7783. Dealer information is also available on WWW.SHINDAIWAUSA.COM. When presenting your unit for Warranty service/repairs, proof of
purchase is required.
Consumer Product Support
If you require assistance or have questions concerning the application,
operation or maintenance of this product you may call the SHINDAIWA
Consumer Product Support Department at 1-877-986-7783 from 8:00 am to
5:00 pm (Central Standard Time) Monday through Friday. Before calling, please
know the model and serial number of your unit.
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Welcome to the SHINDAIWA family. This SHINDAIWA product was designed
and manufactured to provide long life and on-the-job dependability. Read and
understand this manual. You will find it easy to use and full of helpful operating
tips and SAFETY messages.
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Product Registration
To ensure trouble free warranty coverage it is important that you register your
SHINDAIWA equipment on-line at WWW.SHINDAIWA-USA.COM or by filling
out the product registration sheet included in this manual. Registering your
product confirms your warranty coverage and provides a direct link between you
and ECHO if we find it necessary to contact you.
Additional or Replacement Manuals
Replacement Operator and Parts Catalogs are available from your
SHINDAIWA dealer or at WWW.SHINDAIWA-USA.COM or by contacting the
Consumer Product Support Department (1-877-986-7783). Always check
WWW.SHINDAIWA-USA.COM for updated information.
SAFETY
Manual Safety Symbols and Important Information
Throughout this manual and on the product itself, you will find safety alerts and
helpful, informational messages preceded by symbols or key words. The
following is an explanation of those symbols and key words and what they mean
to you.
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word “DANGER” calls
attention to an act or condition which WILL lead to serious
personal injury or death if not avoided.
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word “WARNING”
calls attention to an act or condition which CAN lead to serious
personal injury or death if not avoided.
The safety alert symbol accompanied by the word “CAUTION” calls
attention to an act or condition which may lead to minor or
moderate personal injury if not avoided.
The enclosed message provides information necessary for the
protection of the unit.
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Note: This enclosed message provides tips for use, care and
maintenance of the unit.
CIRCLE AND SLASH SYMBOL
This symbol means the specific action shown is prohibited.
Ignoring these prohibitions can result in serious or fatal injury.
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International Symbols
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Symbol
Description
Warning, See
Operator’s Manual
Carburetor Adjustment High Speed Mixture
Wear Eye, Ear and
Head Protection
Carburetor Adjustment Idle Speed
Wear Hand
and Foot Protection
Carburetor Adjustment Low Speed Mixture
Safety/Alert
Emergency Stop
Hot Surface
Fuel and Oil Mixture
DO NOT Allow Flames
or Sparks Near Fuel
Ignition
ON / OFF
DO NOT Smoke Near
Fuel
Primer Bulb
Choke Control “RUN”
Position (Choke Open)
Choke Control “COLD
START” Position (Choke
Closed)
Keep Bystanders and
Helpers
Away 15 m (50 ft.).
Do not use blades.
String line only.
Beware Thrown
Objects
Do not use blades. String
line only.
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Personal Condition and Safety Equipment
Users of this product risk injury to themselves and others if the unit
is used improperly and/or safety precautions are not followed.
Proper clothing and safety gear must be worn when operating unit.
Physical Condition
Your judgment and physical dexterity may not be good:
• If you are tired or sick.
• If you are taking medication.
• If you have taken alcohol or drugs.
Operate unit only if you are physically and mentally well.
Eye Protection
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Eye protection that meets ANSI Z87.1 or CE requirements
must be worn whenever you operate the unit.
For additional safety, a full-face shield may be worn over
safety glasses or goggles to provide protection from sharp
branches or flying debris.
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Hand Protection
Wear sturdy, no-slip, rubber work gloves to improve your grip on the handles.
Gloves also provide protection against cuts and scratches, cold environments,
and reduce the transmission of machine vibration to your hands.
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Hearing/Ear Protection
ECHO recommends wearing hearing protection whenever unit is used.
Breathing Protection
Operators who are sensitive to dust or other common airborne allergens may
need to wear a dust mask to prevent inhaling these materials while operating
unit. Dust masks can provide protection against dust, plant debris, and other
plant matter such as pollen. Make sure the mask does not impair your vision,
and replace the mask as needed to prevent air restrictions.
Proper Clothing
Wear snug-fitting, durable clothing:
• Pants should have long legs, shirts should have long sleeves.
• DO NOT WEAR SHORTS.
• DO NOT WEAR TIES, SCARVES, JEWELRY, or clothing with loose or
hanging items that could become entangled in moving parts or surrounding
growth.
• Keep clothing buttoned or zipped, and keep shirt tails tucked in.
Wear sturdy work shoes with nonskid rubber soles:
• DO NOT WEAR OPEN TOED SHOES.
• DO NOT OPERATE UNIT BAREFOOTED.
Keep long hair away from engine and air intake. Retain hair with cap or net.
Heavy protective clothing can increase operator fatigue, which may lead to heat
stroke. Schedule heavy work for early morning or late afternoon hours when
temperatures are cooler.
The components of this machine generate an electromagnetic field
during operation, which may interfere with some pacemakers. To
reduce the risk of serious or fatal injury, persons with pacemakers
should consult with their physician and the pacemaker
manufacturer before operating this machine. In the absence of
such information, ECHO does not recommend the use of this
machine by anyone who has a pacemaker.
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Extended Operation / Extreme Conditions
Prolonged exposure to cold and/or vibration may result in injury.
Read and follow all safety and operation instructions to minimize
risk of injury. Failure to follow instructions may result in painful
wrist/hand/arm injuries.
It is believed that a condition called Raynaud’s Phenomenon, which affects the
fingers of certain individuals, may be brought about by exposure to vibration
and cold. Exposure to vibration and cold may cause tingling and burning
sensations, followed by loss of color and numbness in the fingers. The following
precautions are strongly recommended, because the minimum exposure, which
might trigger the ailment, is unknown.
• Keep your body warm, especially the head,
neck, feet, ankles, hands, and wrists.
• Maintain good blood circulation by
performing vigorous arm exercises during
frequent work breaks, and also by not
smoking.
• Limit the hours of operation. Try to fill each
day with jobs where operating the unit or
other hand-held power equipment is not
required.
• If you experience discomfort, redness, and
swelling of the fingers followed by whitening
and loss of feeling, consult your physician before further exposing yourself to
cold and vibration.
Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)
It is believed that overusing the muscles and
tendons of the fingers, hands, arms, and
shoulders may cause soreness, swelling,
numbness, weakness, and extreme pain in
those areas. Certain repetitive hand activities
may put you at a high risk for developing a
Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). An extreme RSI
condition is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS),
which could occur when your wrist swells and
squeezes a vital nerve that runs through the
area. Some believe that prolonged exposure
to vibration may contribute to CTS. CTS can
cause severe pain for months or even years.
To reduce the risk of RSI/CTS, do the
following:
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• Avoid using your wrist in a bent, extended, or twisted position. Instead try to
maintain a straight wrist position. Also, when grasping, use your whole hand,
not just the thumb and index finger.
• Take periodic breaks to minimize repetition and rest your hands.
• Do exercises to strengthen the hand and arm muscles.
• Immediately stop using all power equipment and consult a doctor if you feel
tingling, numbness, or pain in the fingers, hands, wrists, or arms. The sooner
RSI/CTS is diagnosed, the more likely permanent nerve and muscle damage
can be prevented.
All over head electrical conductors and communications wires can
have electricity flow with high voltages. This unit is not insulated
against electrical current. Never touch wires directly or indirectly,
otherwise serious injury or death may result.
Do not operate this product indoors or in inadequately ventilated
areas. Engine exhaust contains poisonous emissions and can
cause serious injury or death.
Read the Manuals
• Provide all users of this equipment with the Operator’s Manual for instructions
on Safe Operation.
Clear the Work Area
• Spectators and fellow workers must be warned, and children and animals
prevented from coming nearer than 15 m (50 ft.) while the unit is in use.
Keep a Firm Grip
• Always hold throttle handle and support handle with thumbs and fingers
tightly encircling the handles.
Keep a Solid Stance
• Maintain footing and balance at all times. Do not stand on slippery, uneven or
unstable surfaces. Do not work in odd positions or on ladders. Do not over
reach.
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• Reduce the speed and force with which you do the repetitive movement.
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Avoid Hot Surfaces
• Keep exhaust area clear of flammable
debris. Avoid contact during and
immediately after operation.
Equipment
Use only SHINDAIWA attachments. Serious injury may result from
the use of a non-approved attachment combination. ECHO, INC.
will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices,
attachments or accessories which have not been tested and
approved by ECHO. Read and comply with all safety instructions
listed in this manual and safety manual.
• Check unit for loose/missing nuts, bolts, and screws. Tighten and/or replace
as needed.
• Inspect shield for damage and ensure that the cut-off knife is securely in
place. Replace if either is damaged or missing.
• Check that the cutting attachment is firmly attached and in safe operating
condition.
• Check that handle and harness (if included) are adjusted for safe,
comfortable operation. See Assembly Section for proper adjustment.
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep
hands, clothing and loose objects away from all openings.
◆ ALWAYS stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure
all moving parts have come to a complete stop before
removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit.
◆ DO NOT start or operate unit unless all guards and protective
covers are properly assembled to unit.
◆ NEVER reach into any opening while the engine is running.
Moving parts may not be visible through openings.
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EMISSION CONTROL
EMISSION CONTROL (EXHAUST &
EVAPORATIVE)
CARB And EPA Emissions Control Information
The emission control system for the
engine is EM (engine modification)
and, if the second to last character of
the Engine Family on the Emission
Control Information label (sample
below) is “B”, “C”, “K”, or “T”, the
emission control system is EM and
TWC (3-way catalyst). The fuel tank/
fuel line emission control system is
EVAP (evaporative emissions). Evaporative emissions for California models are
only applicable to fuel tanks.
An Emission Control Label is located
on the engine. (This is an EXAMPLE
ONLY, information on label varies by
engine FAMILY).
Product Emission Durability
(Emission Compliance Period)
The 50 or 300 hour emission
compliance period is the time span selected by the manufacturer certifying the
engine emissions output meets applicable emissions regulations, provided that
approved maintenance procedures are followed as listed in the Maintenance
Section of this manual.
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Periodically Check fuel system (fuel lines, vent, grommet,
fuel tank, and fuel cap) for leaks especially if the unit is
dropped. If damage or leaks are found, do not use unit,
otherwise serious personal injury or property damage may
occur. Have unit repaired by an authorized servicing dealer
before using.
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DESCRIPTION
Locate the safety decal(s) on your unit. Make sure the decal(s) is legible and
that you understand and follow the instructions on it. If a decal cannot be read, a
new one can be ordered from your SHINDAIWA dealer.
19
11
12
18
18
1
14
17
4
3
17
6
2
10
13
16
15
16
5
6
9
7
Shaft Label
12
8
20
Hot Label
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POWER HEAD - Includes the Engine, Clutch, Fuel System, Ignition
System and Recoil Starter.
2.
THROTTLE HANDLE - FOR RIGHT HAND - Contains Stop Switch,
Throttle Lockout, and Throttle Trigger.
3.
THROTTLE TRIGGER LOCKOUT - This lever must be held during
starting. Operation of the throttle trigger is prevented unless throttle trigger
lockout lever is engaged.
4.
STOP SWITCH - “SLIDE SWITCH” mounted on top of the Throttle Handle.
Move switch FORWARD to RUN, BACK to STOP.
5.
SUPPORT HANDLE - FOR LEFT HAND - The support handle is factory
assembled to the Drive Shaft assembly but must be re-positioned for
proper cutting attitude and operator comfort.
6.
DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY - Includes the Throttle Handle, Gear Housing
assembly, Support Handle, Drive Shaft and Safety Decal.
7.
NYLON CUTTER HEAD - Contains replaceable nylon trimming line that
advances when the trimmer head is tapped against the ground while the
head is turning at normal operating speed.
8.
CUT-OFF KNIFE - Automatically trims line to the correct length: 13 cm (5
inches) after head is tapped on the ground. If trimmer is operated without a
cut-off knife, the line will become too long, the engine will overheat, and
engine damage may occur.
9.
DEBRIS SHIELD with CUT-OFF KNIFE - Required when unit is equipped
with nylon line head. Do not operate unit without shield.
10. THROTTLE TRIGGER - Spring loaded to return to idle when released.
During acceleration, press trigger gradually for best operating technique
11. SPARK PLUG - Provides spark to ignite fuel mixture.
12. ARM REST - Provides arm rest during operation and protects arm from the
hot engine.
13. RECOIL STARTER HANDLE - Pull handle slowly until starter engages,
then quickly and firmly. When engine starts, return handle slowly. DO NOT
let handle snap back or damage to unit will occur.
14. SPARK ARRESTOR MUFFLER OR SPARK ARRESTOR MUFFLER
WITH CATALYST -The muffler or catalytic muffler controls exhaust noise
and emission. The spark arrestor screen prevents hot, glowing particles of
carbon from leaving the muffler. Keep exhaust area clear of flammable
debris.
15. FUEL TANK - Contains fuel and fuel filter.
16. FUEL TANK CAP - Covers and seals fuel tank opening.
17. CHOKE - The choke control is located at the rear of the air cleaner
housing. Move choke lever to COLD START (
) to close choke for cold
start. Move choke lever to “RUN” (
) position to open choke.
18. AIR CLEANER - Contains replaceable filter element.
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19. PURGE BULB - Pumping purge bulb before starting engine draws fresh
fuel from the fuel tank, purging air from the carburetor. Pump purge bulb
until fuel is visible and flows freely in the clear fuel tank return line. Pump
purge bulb an additional 4 or 5 times.
20. HEAVY DUTY FIXED LINE HEAD (HDFH) - ON HDFH MODELS ONLY Contains replaceable nylon trimming lines. Accepts up to 3.94mm (.155”)
diameter line. Can be loaded in two-line and four-line configurations.
CONTENTS
The SHINDAIWA product you purchased has been factory pre-assembled for
your convenience. Due to packaging restrictions, some assembly may be
necessary.
After opening the carton, check for damage. Immediately notify your retailer or
SHINDAIWA Dealer of damaged or missing parts. Use the contents list to check
for missing parts.
_____ 1 - Power Head / Drive Shaft Assembly
_____ 1 - Operator’s Manual
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Burn Hazard
The muffler or catalytic muffler and surrounding cover may become extremely hot.
Always keep clear of exhaust and muffler area, otherwise serious personal injury may occur.
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
_____ 2 pcs.Pre-cut Nylon Line*
Read rules for safe operation and instructions carefully. ECHO provides an Operator’s Manual
and a Safety Manual. Both must be read and understood for proper and safe operation.
Specifications, descriptions and illustrative material in this literature are as accurate as known at the time
of publication, but are subject to change without notice. Illustrations may include optional equipment and
accessories, and may not include all standard equipment.
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*HDFH models only.
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ASSEMBLY
Support Handle
Installation
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Note: Label shows minimum
spacing for support handle
location.
1.
If necessary, position support
handle for comfortable operation
and securely tighten screws.
Line Installation HDFH
Models
2 line
1.
Install trimmer line as shown
4 line
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Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep
hands, clothing and loose objects away from all openings. Always
stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving
parts have come to a complete stop before removing obstructions,
clearing debris, or servicing unit.
Engine exhaust IS HOT, and contains Carbon Monoxide (CO), a
poison gas. Breathing CO can cause unconsciousness, serious
injury, or death. Exhaust can cause serious burns. ALWAYS
position unit so that exhaust is directed away from your face and
body.
Operation of this equipment may create sparks that can start
fires around dry vegetation.This unit is equipped with a spark
arrestor to prevent discharge of hot particles from the
engine. Metal cutters can also create sparks if the cutter
strikes rocks, metal, or other hard objects. Contact local fire
authorities for laws or regulations regarding fire prevention
requirements.
Fuel
Diesel fuels and alternative fuels, such as E15 (15% ethanol), E-85
(85% ethanol) or any fuels not meeting Shindaiwa requirements are
NOT approved for use in Shindaiwa 2-stroke or Hybrid 4-stroke
gasoline engines. Use of diesel or alternative fuels may cause
performance problems, loss of power, overheating, fuel vapor lock,
and unintended machine operation, including, but not limited to,
improper clutch engagement. Diesel or alternative fuels may also
cause premature deterioration of fuel lines, gaskets, carburetors
and other engine components.
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Fuel Requirements
Two Stroke Mixture Oil - A 2-stroke engine oil meeting ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD
13738) and J.A.S.O. M345/FD standards must be used. Shindaiwa Red
ArmorTM 2-Stroke Oil is strongly recommended as it meets this standard and is
specifically formulated for use in all Shindaiwa 2-stroke engines. Engine
problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an ISO-L-EGD
(ISO/CD 13738) and J.A.S.O. M345-FD certified oil will void the engine
warranty.
Shindaiwa Red ArmorTM engine oil may be mixed at 50:1 ratio for
application in all Shindaiwa engines sold in the past, regardless of ratio
specified in those manuals.
Handling Fuel
Fuel is VERY flammable. Use extreme care when mixing, storing or
handling, or serious personal injury may result.
◆ Use an approved fuel container.
◆ DO NOT smoke near fuel.
◆ DO NOT allow flames or sparks near fuel.
◆ Fuel tanks/cans may be under pressure. Always loosen fuel
caps slowly allowing pressure to equalize.
◆ NEVER refuel a unit when the engine is HOT or RUNNING!
◆ DO NOT fill fuel tanks indoors. ALWAYS fill fuel tanks
outdoors over bare ground.
◆ DO NOT overfill fuel tank. Wipe up spills immediately.
◆ Securely tighten fuel tank cap and close fuel container after
refueling.
◆ Inspect for fuel leakage. If fuel leakage is found, do not start or
operate unit until leakage is repaired.
◆ Move at least 3 m (10 ft.) from refueling location before
starting the engine.
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Gasoline - Use 89 Octane [R+M/2] (mid grade or higher) gasoline known to be
good quality. Gasoline may contain up to 10% Ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15%
MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether). Gasoline containing methanol (wood
alcohol) is NOT approved. ECHO brand Power Fuel™ is 93 octane, ethanol-free
fuel premixed with ECHO Red Armor® engine oil at 50:1 ratio. Use of ECHO
Power Fuel™ is recommended to extend engine life in all air-cooled 2-stroke
and 2/4-stroke hybrid engines.
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Fuel to Oil Mix – 50:1 Ratio
1.
Fill an approved fuel container
with half of the required amount of
gasoline.
Gas
Oil
Gas
Oil
2.
Add the proper amount of engine
oil to gasoline.
Gallons
Oz.
Liter
CC.
3.
Close container and shake to mix
oil with gasoline.
1
2.6
5
100
2
5.2
10
200
4.
Add remaining gasoline, close fuel
container, and remix.
5
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500
US
Metric
Spilled fuel is a leading cause of hydrocarbon emissions. Some states
may require the use of automatic fuel shut-off containers to reduce fuel
spillage.
After use
• DO NOT store a unit with fuel in its tank. Leaks can occur. Return unused fuel
to an approved fuel storage container.
Storage - Fuel storage laws vary by locality. Contact your local government for
the laws affecting your area. As a precaution, store fuel in an approved, airtight
container. Store in a well-ventilated, unoccupied building, away from sparks and
flames.
Stored fuel ages. Do not mix more fuel than you expect to use in thirty
(30) days, ninety (90) days when a fuel stabilizer is added.
Stored two-stroke fuel may separate. ALWAYS shake fuel container
thoroughly before each use.
Starting Cold Engine
The attachment will operate immediately when the engine starts,
and could result in possible serious injury. Keep movable parts of
the attachment away from objects that could become entangled or
thrown, and surfaces that could cause loss of control.
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Stop Switch
A
Move stop switch (A) away from
the STOP position.
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2.
Choke
Move choke (B) to COLD START
( ) (CLOSED) position.
3.
B
Purge Bulb
Pump purge bulb (C) until fuel is
visible and flows freely in the
clear fuel tank return line. Pump
bulb an additional 4 or 5 times.
C
4.
Recoil Starter
Lay the unit on a flat area and
keep movable attachment parts
clear of all obstacles. Firmly
grasp throttle handle and throttle
trigger lockout with left hand and
fully depress throttle trigger to
wide open position. Rapidly pull
recoil starter handle/rope (D)
until engine fires (or maximum
five [5] pulls).
5.
D
Choke
After engine fires (or 5 pulls), move choke (B) to the RUN
( ) (OPEN)
position. Firmly grasp throttle handle and throttle trigger lockout with left hand
and fully depress throttle trigger to wide open position. Pull starter handle/
rope until engine starts and runs. Release throttle trigger and allow unit to
warm up at idle for several minutes.
Note: If engine does not start with choke in “Run” position after 5 pulls,
repeat instructions 2 - 5.
6.
Throttle Trigger
After engine warm-up, grip throttle handle and support handle. Depress the
throttle trigger lockout, and gradually depress throttle trigger to increase
engine RPM to operating speed.
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Starting Warm Engine
The starting procedure is the same as Cold Start except DO NOT close the
choke, and do not hold throttle trigger fully depressed.
The attachment should not move at idle, otherwise serious
personal injury may result.
Note: If attachment moves, readjust carburetor according to
“Carburetor Adjustment” instructions in this manual or see your
Dealer.
1.
Stop Switch
A
Move stop switch (A) away from
the STOP position.
2.
Purge Bulb
Pump purge bulb (C) until fuel is
visible and flows freely in the
clear fuel tank return line. Pump
bulb an additional 4 or 5 times.
B
C
3.
Recoil Starter
Lay the unit on a flat area and
keep movable attachment parts
clear of all obstacles. Firmly grip
throttle handle and throttle trigger
lockout with left hand. Rapidly
pull recoil starter handle/rope (D)
until engine fires.
D
Note: If engine does not start
after 5 pulls, use Cold Start Procedure.
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A
Throttle
2.
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Release throttle trigger and allow
engine to return to idle before
shutting off engine.
Stop Switch
Move stop switch (A) to STOP
position.
If engine does not stop when stop switch is moved to STOP
position, close choke - COLD START position - to stall engine. Have
your dealer repair stop switch before using unit again.
To Advance Trimmer Line (Automatic Line Head
Models)
See Maintenance Section for nylon line replacement.
To advance trimmer line, tap trimmer head against the ground while the head is
turning at normal operating speed.
MAINTENANCE
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep
hands, clothing and loose objects away from all openings. Always
stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving
parts have come to a complete stop before removing obstructions,
clearing debris, or servicing unit. Allow unit to cool before
performing service. Wear gloves to protect hands from sharp
edges and hot surfaces.
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Your SHINDAIWA unit is designed to provide many hours of trouble free service.
Regular scheduled maintenance will help your unit achieve that goal. If you are
unsure or are not equipped with the necessary tools, we recommend that you
take your unit to an SHINDAIWA Servicing Dealer for maintenance. To help you
decide whether you want to DO-IT-YOURSELF or have the SHINDAIWA Dealer
do it, each maintenance task has been graded. If the task is not listed, see your
SHINDAIWA Dealer for repairs.
Skill Levels
= Easy to do. Common tools may be required.
= Moderate difficulty. Some specialized tools may be
required.
Level 1
Level 2
Maintenance Intervals
COMPONENT/SYSTEM
MAINTENANCE
PROCEDURE
REQ’D
SKILL
LEVEL
Daily or Before Use
Air Filter
Inspect/Clean *
1
Choke Shutter
Inspect/Clean *
1
Fuel System
Inspect (3)
1
Cooling System
Inspect/Clean
2
Recoil Starter Rope
Inspect/Clean *
1
Screws/Nuts/Bolts
Inspect/Tighten/Replace *
1
Inspect (3)
1
Air Filter
Replace *
1
Fuel Filter
Inspect *
1
Fuel Cap Gasket
Inspect *
1
Spark Plug
Inspect/Clean/Replace *
1
Muffler Spark Arrestor
Inspect/Clean/Replace *
2
Cylinder Exhaust Port
Inspect/Clean/Decarbon
2
Drive Shaft (Flex Cable Models)
Grease (1)
2
Gear Housing
Grease (2)
2
Fuel Filter
Inspect/Replace *
1
Fuel Cap Gasket
Replace *
1
Every Refuel
Fuel System
3 Months
Yearly
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IMPORTANT NOTE - Time intervals shown are maximum. Actual use and your
experience will determine the frequency of required maintenance.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE NOTES:
(1) Apply lithium based grease every 25 hours of use.
(3) Low evaporative fuel tanks DO NOT require regular maintenance to maintain
emission integrity.
* Replacement is recommended based on the finding of damage or wear during
inspection.
Air Filter
Level 1
Parts Required:
Tune-Up Kit.
1.
Close choke (COLD START [ ] position). This prevents dirt from entering
the carburetor throat when the air filter is removed. Brush accumulated dirt
from air cleaner area.
2.
Remove air filter cover. Brush dirt from inside cover.
Assure throttle wire retaining clip remains in place as shown when
removing or installing air filter cover.
3.
Remove foam pre-filter and air
filter and clean as indicated
below:
Foam Pre-filter
• Clean foam filter in water/
detergent solution and rinse
with clean water.
• Wrap the filter in a clean, dry
cloth and squeeze (do not
wring) dry. Allow to dry
completely before reuse. Do
not oil.
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(2) Apply lithium based grease every 50 hours of use.
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Air Filter
• Lightly brush debris from filter. Replace filter if it is damaged, fuel soaked,
very dirty, or the rubber sealing edges are deformed.
4.
Assemble components in reverse order.
Fuel Filter
Level 1.
Parts Required:
Tune-Up Kit.
Fuel is VERY flammable. Use extreme care when mixing, storing or
handling, or serious personal injury may result.
1.
Use a clean rag to remove loose
dirt from around fuel cap and
empty fuel tank.
2.
Pull the fuel filter from the fuel
tank.
3.
Remove the filter from the line
and install the new filter.
Note: Federal EPA regulations
require all model year
2012 and later gasoline
powered engines
produced for sale in the
United States to be
equipped with a special low permeation fuel supply hose
between the carburetor and fuel tank. When servicing model
year 2012 and later equipment, only fuel supply hoses certified
by EPA can be used to replace the original equipment supply
hose. Fines up to $37,500 may be enforced for using an uncertified replacement part.
Spark Plug
Level 2.
Parts Required:
Tune-Up Kit
Use only NGK CMR7H spark plug otherwise severe engine damage
may occur.
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Remove spark plug and check
for fouling, worn and rounded
center electrode.
2.
Clean the plug or replace with a
new one. DO NOT sand blast to
clean. Remaining sand will
damage engine.
3.
Adjust spark plug gap by
bending outer electrode.
4.
Tighten spark plug to 102-153 kgf•cm (89-133 in•lbf).
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1.
0.65 mm (0.026 in.)
Cooling System
Level 2.
Parts Required:
None if you are careful.
To maintain proper engine operating temperatures, cooling air must pass
freely through the cylinder fin area. This flow of air carries combustion
heat away from the engine.
Overheating and engine seizure can
occur when:
• Air intakes are blocked, preventing
cooling air from reaching the cylinder.
• Dust and grass build up on the outside
of the cylinder. This build up insulates
the engine and prevents the heat from
leaving.
Removal of cooling passage blockages or
cleaning of cooling fins is considered
“Normal Maintenance.” Any failure
attributed to lack of maintenance is not warranted.
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1.
Remove spark plug lead.
2.
Remove muffler cover (A).
3.
Remove engine cover (B).
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B
DO NOT use a metal scraper to remove dirt from the cylinder fins.
4.
Use brush to remove dirt from the cylinder fins.
5.
Remove grass and leaves from the
grid between the recoil starter and
fuel tank.
6.
Assemble components in reverse
order.
Exhaust System
Spark Arrestor Screen
Level 2.
Parts Required:
1.
Spark Arrestor Screen, Gasket
Remove spark plug lead.
2.
Remove muffler cover (B).
3.
Place piston at Top Dead Center (TDC) to prevent carbon/dirt from entering
cylinder.
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4.
Remove spark arrestor screen
cover (C), gasket (E), and
screen (F), from muffler body.
5.
Clean carbon deposits from
muffler components.
6.
7.
F
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Note: When cleaning carbon
deposit, be careful not to
damage the catalytic
element inside muffler.
E
Replace screen if it is cracked,
plugged, or has holes burned
through.
C
Assemble components in
reverse order.
Exhaust Port Cleaning
Level 2.
Parts Required:
As needed: Heat Shield
1.
Remove spark plug lead from
spark plug, and remove muffler
cover.
2.
Place piston at top dead center.
Remove muffler (A) and heat
shield (B).
3.
Use a wood or plastic scraping
tool to clean deposits from
cylinder exhaust port.
B
A
Never use a metal tool to scrape carbon from the exhaust port. Do not
scratch the cylinder or piston when cleaning the exhaust port. Do not
allow carbon particles to enter the cylinder.
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4.
Inspect heat shield, and replace
if damaged.
5.
Install heat shield and muffler.
6.
Tighten muffler mounting bolts
(or nuts) to 90-110 kgf•cm (8095 in•lbf).
7.
Install muffler cover and attach
spark plug lead.
8.
Start engine, and warm to
operating temperature.
9.
Stop engine, and re-tighten
mounting bolts (or nuts) to specifications.
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Carburetor Adjustment
Level 2.
Engine Break-In
New engines must be operated a minimum duration of two tanks of fuel break-in
before carburetor adjustments can be made. During the break-in period your
engine performance will increase and exhaust emissions will stabilize. Idle
speed can be adjusted as required.
High Altitude Operation
This engine has been factory adjusted to maintain satisfactory starting,
emission, and durability performance up to 1,100 feet above sea level (ASL)
(96.0 kPa). To maintain proper engine operation and emission compliance
above 1,100 feet ASL the carburetor may need to be adjusted by an authorized
service dealer.
If the engine is adjusted for operation above 1,100 feet ASL, the
carburetor must be re-adjusted when operating the engine below 1,100
feet ASL, otherwise severe engine damage may result.
Parts Required:
None
Note: Every unit is run at the factory and the carburetor is set in
compliance with emission regulations. Carburetor adjustments,
other than idle speed, must be performed by an authorized
dealer.
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Check idle speed and reset if
necessary. If a tachometer is
available, idle speed screw (A)
should be set to the
specifications found on
“Specifications” page of this
manual. Turn idle screw (A)
clockwise to increase idle
speed; counterclockwise to
decrease idle speed.
When carburetor adjustment is completed, the cutting attachment
should not move at idle, otherwise serious personal injury may
result.
Lubrication
Level 1.
Parts Required:
Lithium Based Grease.
Gear Housing
1.
Clean all loose debris from gear
case.
2.
Remove plug (A) and check
level of grease.
3.
Add grease if necessary. DO
NOT over-fill.
A
Nylon Line Head Disassembly Instructions
Note: For normal use, Speed Feed® head disassembly is not
necessary. However, if circumstances require disassembly,
follow these instructions.
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1.
Press top of locking tabs (A) on
both sides of Speed Feed®
head to release cover (B) from
eyelet carrier (C).
2.
Remove cover from eyelet
carrier.
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B
C
Nylon Line Replacement
Wear Gloves or personal injury may result:
◆ Cutoff knife is sharp.
◆ Gearcase and surrounding area may be hot.
1.
Cut one piece of line to
recommended length.
2.0 mm (.080) diam. – 6 m (20
ft.)
2.4 mm (.095) diam. – 6 m (20
ft.)
2.
Align arrows on top of knob with
openings in eyelets.
3.
Insert one end of trimmer line
into an eyelet, and push line
equal distance through trimmer
head.
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Hold trimmer head while turning
knob clockwise to wind line onto
spool until about 13 cm (5 in.) of
each line remains exposed.
ENGLISH
Trimmer head is now fully loaded
and ready for operation.
When the wear indicators located
at the bottom of the SpeedFeed® head are worn smooth, or
if holes appear, replacement of
the cover or the entire SpeedFeed® head is required.
Wear Indicators
HDFH line head requires no maintenance.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
ENGINE PROBLEM TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Problem
Check
Status
Cause
Remedy
Fuel at
carburetor
No fuel at
carburetor
Fuel strainer
clogged - Fuel
line clogged Carburetor
Clean or replace Clean or replace See your Shindaiwa
dealer
No fuel at
cylinder
Carburetor
See your Shindaiwa
dealer
Muffler wet
with fuel
Fuel Mixture
too rich
OPEN choke - Clean/
replace air filter Adjust carburetor See your Shindaiwa
dealer
No spark
Stop switch
OFF Electrical
problem Interlock
switch
Turn switch to ON See your Shindaiwa
dealer - See your
Shindaiwa dealer
No spark
Spark gap
incorrect Covered with
carbon Fouled with
fuel - Plug
defective
Adjust to 0.65mm
(0.026 in.) - Clean or
replace - Clean or
replace - Replace
plug
Fuel at
cylinder
Engine
cranks starts hard
- doesn’t
start
Spark at
end of plug
wire
Spark at
plug
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ENGINE PROBLEM TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
Problem
Engine
does not
crank
Status
Cause
Remedy
Air filter
Air filter
dirty
Normal wear
Fuel filter
Fuel filter
dirty
Contaminants/
residues in
Replace
fuel
Fuel vent
Fuel vent
plugged
Contaminants/
residues in
Clean or replace
fuel
Spark Plug
Plug dirty/
worn
Normal wear
Carburetor
Improper
Vibration
adjustment
Adjust
Cooling
System
Cooling
system
dirty/
plugged
Extended
operation in
dirty/dusty
locations
Clean
Spark
Arrestor
Screen
Spark
arrestor
screen
plugged
Normal wear
Replace
N/A
N/A
Internal
engine
problem
See your Shindaiwa
dealer
Clean or replace
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Engine
runs, but
dies or
does not
accelerate
properly
Check
Clean and adjust or
replace
Fuel vapors are extremely flammable and may cause fire and/or
explosion. Never test for ignition spark by grounding spark plug
near cylinder plug hole, otherwise serious personal injury may
result.
STORAGE
During operation the muffler or catalytic muffler and surrounding
cover become hot. Always keep exhaust area clear of flammable
debris during transportation or when storing, otherwise serious
property damage or personal injury may result.
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Long Term Storage (Over 30 Days)
Do not store your unit for a prolonged period of time (30 days or longer) without
performing protective storage maintenance which includes the following:
1.
Store unit in a dry, dust free place, out of the reach of children.
Do not store in enclosure where fuel fumes may accumulate or
reach an open flame or spark.
2.
Place the stop switch in the “OFF” position.
3.
Remove accumulation of grease, oil, dirt and debris from exterior of unit.
4.
Perform all periodic lubrication and services that are required.
5.
Tighten all the screws and nuts.
6.
Drain fuel tank completely. Press purge bulb 6-7 times to remove
remaining fuel from carburetor then drain the tank again. Close choke, start
and run the engine until it stops due to lack of fuel.
7.
Allow engine to cool then remove the spark plug and pour 7 cc (1/4 oz.) of
fresh, clean, two-stroke engine oil into the cylinder through the spark plug
hole.
8.
Pull the recoil starter handle 2-3 times to distribute the oil inside the
engine.
9.
Observe the piston location through the spark plug hole. Pull the recoil
handle slowly until the piston reaches the top of its travel and leave it there.
10. Install the spark plug (do not connect ignition cable).
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SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
T262
1788 mm (70.4 in.)
Width
296mm (11.6 in.)
Height
345 mm (13.6 in.)
Weight (dry) w/o cutter head
5.4 kg (11.9lb.)
Engine Type
Air cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder gasoline engine
Bore
34 mm (1.34in.)
Stroke
28 mm (1.10 in.)
Displacement
25.4 cc (1.55 cu. in.)
Exhaust
Spark arrestor muffler or spark arrestor muffler with
catalyst
Carburetor
Diaphragm w/purge pump
Ignition System
Flywheel magneto, capacitor discharge ignition type
Spark Plug
NGK CMR7H Gap 0.6 mm (0.026 in.)
Fuel
Mixed (Gasoline and Two-stroke Oil)
Fuel/Oil Ratio
50 : 1 SHINDAIWA Red Armor® ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD
13738) and J.A.S.O. M345- FD, two-stroke, air-cooled
engine oil.
Gasoline
Use 89 Octane unleaded. Do not use fuel containing
methyl alcohol, more than 10% ethyl alcohol or 15%
MTBE. Do not use alternative fuels such as E15 or E85.
Oil
SHINDAIWA Red Armor® Premium Universal 2-Stroke
Oil
Fuel Tank Capacity
.61L (20.6 US fl. oz.)
Starter System
Automatic Rewind Starter
Clutch
Centrifugal Type
Vibration Isolated System
Rubber cushion on engine mount (heavy duty). Rubber
grip on throttle handle.
Operating Rod
25.0 mm aluminum Tube
Drive Shaft
7mm (.28 in) hollow shaft
Gear Case Ratio
1.62 Reduction
Rotating Direction
Counterclockwise; viewed from top
Cutter Head
Speed Feed® 400 LH Nylon line head, Line capacity
6.0 m (20 ft.) or Heavy Duty Fixed Line Head
Handle
Front - loop, Rear handle
Shoulder Harness
Optional
Idle Speed
3,000 RPM
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Length w/o cutter head
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
MODEL
T262
T262
Clutch Engagement Speed
4,100 RPM
Wide Open Throttle Speed
(W.O.T.)
9,100 RPM
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Thank you for choosing Shindaiwa Power Equipment
Please go to http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com to register your new product online. It's FAST and EASY! NOTE: your information will never be sold or
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the unlikely event of a service update or product recall, and verifies your
ownership for warranty consideration.
If you do not have access to the Internet, you can complete the form
below and mail to:
ECHO Inc., Product Registration, PO Box 1139, Lake Zurich IL
60047.
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T87514001001 - T87514999999
ECHO, INCORPORATED
400 Oakwood Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
www.echo-usa.com
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