grass trimmer / brush cutter
OWNER’S MANUAL
GRASS TRIMMER / BRUSH CUTTER
2 - STROKE
4 - STROKE
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this product contains
chemicals known to cause cancer, birth
defects and/or other reproductive harm.
VER.1 05/2012 TG001
WARNING
DANGER
The exhaust muffler and the muffler cover
may before extremely hot. Always keep clear
of exhaust and muffler area. Otherwise,
serious personal injury may occur.
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your purchase of a new trimmer, brush cutter(hereafter we call trimmer). We are
certain you will be pleased with your purchase of the trimmer. It has been designed, engineered and
manufactured to give you the best possible dependability and performance. We want to help you get
the best results from your trimmer and to operate it safely. This manual contains the information on how
to do exactly that. Please read and retain this manual carefully. The instructions will enable you to assemble
and maintain your trimmer properly. Should you experience any problem you cannot easily remedy, please
contact your nearest authorized service center. Always observe the “ SAFETY INFORMATION ” section.
We reserve the right to discontinue or change specifications or design at any time without notice and
without incurring any obligation whatsoever.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Read the Owner’s Manual carefully. Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use
of the trimmer. Know how to stop and disengage the controls quickly.
Never allow children to operate the trimmer. Never allow adults to operate the trimmer without
proper instructions.
Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly small children and pets.
Of course, it is not possible or practical to warn you about all the hazards associated with
operating or maintaining a trimmer. You must use your own good judgement.
You will find important safety information in a variety of forms.
Safety Labels -on the product.
Instructions -how to use this trimmer correctly and safely.
Safety Messages -preceded by a safety alert
symbol and one of three safety words:
DANGER, WARNING and CAUTION.
You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you do not follow instructions.
You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY HURT if you do not follow instructions.
You CAN be HURT if you do not follow instructions.
Your trimmer or other property can be damaged if you do not follow instructions.
Each message tells you what the hazard is, what can and/or may happen, and what you can do to
avoid and/or reduce injury.
Damage Prevention messages -You will also see other important messages that are
preceded by the word NOTICE.
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TABLE of CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
SAFETY INFORMATION
PREPERATION
EQUIPMENT CHECK
DESCRIPTION
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES
ASSEMBLY
HANDLEBAR ASSEMBLY
WHEEL ASSEMBLY
PLASTIC SHIELD ASSEMBLY
CUT-OFF KNIFE ASSEMBLY
NYLON LINE HEAD ASSEMBLY & LINE ADVANCE
BLADE INSTALLATION
FUEL
ENGINE STARTING(COLD)
ENGINE STARTING(WARM)
STOPPING ENGINE
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
AIR FILTER
FUEL FILTER
SPARK PLUG
COOLING SYSTEM
EXHAUST SYSTEM
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
OIL FILL(4-STROKE ONLY)
LUBRICATION
BLADE SHARPENING
BLADE REPLACEMENT
TROUBLESHOOTING
NOTES
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PREPERATION
EQUIPMENT CHECK
Physical Condition
Check your trimmer for loose, missing nuts, bolts and screws. Tighten and/or replace as needed.
Your judgement and physical dexterity may not be good if:
You are tired or sick
You are taking medication
You have taken alcohol or drugs
Operate this unit only if you are physically and mentally well.
Check that the cutting attachment is firmly attached and in safe operating condition.
Eye Protection
Always wear eye protection that meets ANSI Z87.1 or CE requirements whenever you operate
this unit.
Hand Protection
Wear non-slip, heavy duty work gloves to improve your grip on the handles. Gloves also reduce
transmission of machine vibration to your hands.
Hearing Protection
We strongly recommend wearing hearing protection whenever this unit is used.
Proper Clothing
Wear snug fitting, durable clothing
Pants should have long legs, shirts with long sleeves.
DO NOT WEAR SHORTS
DO NOT WEAR TIES, SCARFS, JEWELRY
Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair. Wear sturdy work shoes with non-skid 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.
Hot Humid Weather
Heavy protective clothing can increase operator fatigue which may lead to heat stroke.
Schedule heavy work for early morning or late afternoon hours when temperatures are cooler.
Read this manual.Provide all users of this equipment with the Owner’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 15m(50ft) while the machine is in use.
Keep a Firm Grip. Hold the handles with both hands, with thumbs and fingers 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 on odd positions or on ladders. DO NOT over reach.
Avoid Hot Surfaces. Keep exhaust area clear of flammable debris. Avoid contact during and
immediately after operation.
WARNING
Use only approved attachments. Serious injury may result from the use of non-approved attachments.
We will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices, attachments or accessories which have
not been tested and approved. Read and comply with all safety instructions listed in this manual.
WARNING
Moving parts can and will amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose
objects away from all opening and moving parts.
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 the unit.
DO NOT start or operate the unit unless all guards and protective covers are properly
assembled in the unit.
NEVER reach into any opening while the engine is running. Moving parts may not be visible
through openings.
WARNING
The ignition 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, we do not recommend the use of this product by
anyone who has a pacemaker.
DANGER
WARNING
Check fuel system for leaks due to fuel tank damage, especially if the unit is dropped. If damage or
leaks are found, DO NOT use the unit, otherwise serious injury or property damage may occur. Have
the unit repaired by an authorized service center/dealer before use.
DO NOT operate this product indoors or in inadequately
ventilated areas. Engine exhaust contains poisonous
emissions and can cause serious injury or death.
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DESCRIPTION
DESCRIPTION
Locate the safety decals on your unit. Make sure the decals are legible and that you understand and
follow the instructions. If a decal has worn off, is torn, or destroyed, a new one can be ordered from
your dealer.
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Locate the safety decals on your unit. Make sure the decals are legible and that you understand and
follow the instructions. If a decal has worn off, is torn, or destroyed, a new one can be ordered from
your dealer.
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DESCRIPTION
1. Spark Plug: Provides the spark necessary to ignite the air and fuel mixture in the combustion
chamber.
2. Engine Cover: Protects arm and hands during operation and protects hands against heat from
engine
3. Muffler: The muffler controls exhaust noise and emissio ns coming from engine.
4. Air Cleaner: Contains replaceable filter element.
5. Choke Lever: The choke lever is located on the side of the air filter casing. Move choke lever to
cold start position( )to close the choke for cold starts. Move choke lever to open “Run”
position( )to open the choke.
6. Purge, Bulb Priming: Pumping the purge priming bulb before starting the engine will draw fresh
fuel from the fuel tank to the carburetor, purging air out. Pump the purge priming bulb until
you see fuel and the free flow in the clear fuel tank return line. Pump the bulb an additional,4
or 5 times.
7. Fuel Tank & Tank Cap: Contains fuel and fuel filter. The cap seals the fuel tank opening.
8. Recoil Starter Handle: Pull handle slowly until recoil starter engages, then quickly and firmly.
DO NOT pull rope all the way out or allow the handle to snap back, damage to the starter will
occur.
9. Stop Switch: Push button switch mounted on top of the handle next to the throttle. Push and
hold the switch to stop the engine.
10. Throttle Trigger: Spring loaded to return to idle when released. During acceleration, depress
gradually for best operating technique.
11. Power head Unit: Includes the engine, clutch, fuel system, ignition system and recoil starter.
12. Drive Shaft Assembly: Includes the front and rear gear housing assembly, steel drive shaft and
safety decals.
13. Plastic Shield Assembly: MUST be installed on unit before use. Cut Off Knife Must be installed if
using Nylon Cutter Head unit. Mounts on the drive shaft assembly just above the spring support
bracket. The shield helps protect the operator by deflecting debris produced during the trimming
operation. The shield must be used if either the nylon cutter head or the blade system is used.
14. Cut-Off Knife:The knife automatically trims line to the correct length after head is tapped on the
ground. If trimmer is operated without the cut-off knife installed, the line will become too long.
The engine will be under strain and may overheat, causing engine damage.
15. Spring Tensioner Support:The spring support is used when the blade cutting shield system is used.
CONTENTS
The product you purchased has been partially assembled for your convenience. Due to packaging
restrictions, installation of the plastic debris shield, wheels and positioning of the handle bar assembly
are necessary.
After opening the carton, check for damage. Immediately notify your retailer of damaged or missing
parts. Use the contents list to check for missing parts.
* Some parts may be factory pre-assembled. The power head to body, blade cutting head (nylon
trimmer head) are pre-assembled to the unit. Assembly tools are supplied with this unit. The handle
bar cushions, throttle and stop switch are pre-assembled on the unit.
Power Head
Drive Shaft Assembly
Owner’s Manual
Assembly Tools
Wheels
Wheel Shaft
Plastic Shield
Cut-Off Knife
Nuts & Bolts
Cutting Blade (If applicable)
Cutting Blade Shield (If applicable)
Nylon Trimmer Head (If applicable)
16. Blade:Intended for cutting coarse grass or brush.
Nylon Trimmer Head: Intended for trimming grass.(if applicable)
17. BladeGuard: Intended to Must be used with blade cutter.
18. Handle Bar: Always have a firm grip on the handle bar while the machine is in use.
19. Oil Dip Stick: Always check the oil level in the engine before every use.
(4-Stroke Engine Only)
20. Safety Labels:
s Safety labels are to inform you of the hazards that may occur if instructions are
not followed.
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ASSEMBLY
ASSEMBLY
HANDLE BAR SUPPORT SHAFT
WHEEL ASSEMBLY
1. Insert support shaft
in to bottom support bracket
2. Ensure the bottom of shaft and bracket is flush.
3. Tighten the two (2) 4mm Allen head screws
with tools supplied with unit
Parts Required: Wheels (2), Wheel axle, Fastening Hardware
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Insert the wheel axle
Make sure the wheel axle bolt hole and axle tube hole are aligned
Insert 5mm bolt and tighten nut
Be sure to install wheel with wheel tread facing forward.(Fig. 1)
Install both wheels and tighten with two(2)13mm nuts
HANDLE BAR
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach the handle bar assembly from left side of unit. (refer to page 6 for reference)
Insert the two (2) bolts
in through the shaft and handle bar.
Insert two (2) washers
to secure the handle in the correct operating position
Tighten the two (2) handlebar knobs
NOTICE
Fig. 1
Be careful not to crimp or pinch the engine switch wires and throttle cable.
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ASSEMBLY
PLASTIC SHIELD INSTALLATION
ASSEMBLY
NYLON LINE HEAD INSTALLATION
Parts Required: Plastic Shield, Shield Plate and two (2) screws.
NOTICE
Parts Required: Nylon Line Head, Adapter Plate, 5mm Allen Tool.
CAUTION
ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES WHEN HANDLING SHARP OBJECTS or INJURY MAY RESULT
The plastic debris shield MUST always be used when either the blade or nylon system is used.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Place shield on the bottom of the drive shaft.
Position against the spring bracket
Place shield bracket on shield and align the 2 holes
Install the 2 bolts from the top through plate into the plastic shield
Hand tighten the 2 bolts
1. Be sure adapter plate
remains on the gear case shaft
2. Align locking hole in upper plate
with notch on adapter plate and notch on gear housing
and insert 5mm Allen tool
3. Thread line head
onto gear case shaft by turning it clockwise until head is tight against
adapter plate
4. Remove 5mm Allen tool
CUT-OFF KNIFE INSTALLATION
Parts Required: Cut Off Knife, Phillips Head Screwdriver
CAUTION
ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES WHEN HANDLING SHARP OBJECTS or INJURY MAY RESULT
1. Place Cut Off knife in position facing away from shield
2. Tighten the screw hand tight. DO NOT over tighten
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ASSEMBLY
TO ADVANCE TRIMMER LINE
ASSEMBLY
BLADE INSTALLATION
To advance trimmer line, tap trimmer head against the ground while the head is turning at normal
operating speed.
Parts Required:Cutting Blade, Blade Guard, Spark Plug Socket, Guard Spring Tensioner Kit.
WARNING
REMOVING NYLON LINE HEAD
ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES WHEN HANDLING SHARP OBJECTS or INJURY MAY RESULT
1. Align locking hole in upper plate with notch on adapter plate and notch on gear housing and
insert 5mm Allen Tool.(See Page 12)
2. Remove the line headby turning it counter clockwise until the head is completely off of shaft.
3. Remove locking tool.
WARNING
1. Be sure adapter plate
remains on the gear case shaft.
2. Align locking hole in upper plate with notch on adapter plate and notch on gear housing
and insert 5mm Allen tool
3. Insert and align blade with adapter plate
4. Insert blade guard
on to gear housing and install nut
5. Tighten nylon lock nut
by turning it clockwise using the spark plug socket
until tight.
6. Install guard cover
and tighten the three (3) Phillips head screws
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 your hands from sharp edges and hot
surfaces.
WARNING
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.
WARNING
Operation of this equipment may create sparks that can start fires around dry vegetation. This unit
may require a spark arrestor. The operator should contact local fire agencies for laws or regulations
relating to fire prevention requirements.
WARNING
The nylon line cutting system must be matched to the type and size of weeds or brush to be cut.
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OPERATION
ASSEMBLY
BLADE INSTALLATION Cont.
FUEL
1. Install guard spring tensioner bracket
on to drive shaft
and install the bolt
and wing
nut
2. Once the tensioner is installed, it must be in vertical position when looked at from the side
of the unit as seen in picture below.
Use of unmixed, improperly mixed, or fuel older than 90 days, (stale fuel), may cause hard
starts, poor performance, or severe engine damage and void the product warranty. Read and follow all
instructions in this manual.
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
Gasoline-Use 89 Octane or higher gasoline known to be good quality. Gasoline may contain up to 10%
Ethano or 15%
l MTBE. Gasoline containing methanol is NOT approved.
2-Stoke Oil
A 2-stroke engine oil meeting ISO-L-EGD and J.A.S.O. standards must be used. Universal 2-stroke oil
meets these standards. Engine problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an
ISO-L-EGD and J.A.S.O. certified oil, will void the 2-stroke engine warranty.
WARNING
Alternative fuels, such as E-15 (15% Ethanol), E-85 (85% Ethanol) or any fuels not meeting the requirements
are NOT approved for use in 2- stroke gasoline engines. The use of 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. Alternative fuels may also cause premature deterioration
of fuel lines, gaskets, carburetors and other engine components.
MAINTENANCE
DANGER
Fuel is VERY flammable. Use extreme care when handling, storing or mixing or serious personal injury
may result.
Use an approved fuel container ONLY.
DO NOT smoke near fuel.
DO NOT allow flames or spark near fuel.
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.
Fuel tanks/cans may be under pressure. Always loosen fuel caps slowly allowing pressure to
equalize.
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 unit or operate until leakage is
repaired.
Move at least 10 ft. (3m) from refueling location before starting the engine.
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OPERATION
OPERATION
COLD ENGINE STARTING
FUEL
Mixing Instructions (2-STROKE ENGINE ONLY)
Fuel & Oil Mix Ratio-25:1
U.S
METRIC
1. Fill an approved fuel container with half of the required
Gasoline
Oil
Gasoline
Oil
amount of gasoline.
Gallons
fl.oz.
Liter
ml
2. Add the proper amount of 2-stroke oil to the gasoline.
1
5.12
1
40
3. Close container and shake to mix oil with gasoline.
2
10.24
2
80
4. Add remaining gasoline, close fuel container and remix.
5
25.6
4
160
5. NEVER MIX OIL IF YOU HAVE A 4-STROKE ENGINE. NO MIXING IS NECESSARY.
NOTICE
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 the 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.
WARNING
Grass trimmer/brush cutter blades are very sharp. Touching them may/will lead to severe personal
injury. Avoid touching blades whenever possible, and always wear gloves to protect hands.
until fuel is visible and
1. Pump the primer purge bulb
flows freely in the clear fuel tank return hose
2. Move the choke lever
to the CLOSED
position
3. Depress the throttle trigger
3 to 5 times.
4. With one hand on the power head and the other gripping the
pull start lever
. Firmly grasp the start lever and rapidly pull
the lever until the engine starts.
5. After the engine starts, or 4 to 6 pulls, move the choke
lever
to the OPEN
position. Restart the engine if
necessary and allow unit to warm up at idle for several minutes.
6. After the engine has warmed up, grip the throttle handle.
Depress the throttle trigger gradually to increase engine
RPM to operating speed.
NOTICE
Stored fuel ages. DO NOT mix more fuel than you expect to use in 30 (thirty) days, 90 (ninety) days when
a fuel stabilizer is added.
NOTICE
Stored 2-stroke mixed fuel may separate. ALWAYS shake fuel container thoroughly before each use.
WARNING
The blade or nylon line head must not move at idle speed, otherwise serious personal injury may/will
occur. Periodic carburetor adjustments may be necessary to assure blade or nylon line head do not
move at idle. If the blade or nylon line head move, adjust the carburetor according to “Carburetor
Adjustment”instructions in the manual or see your nearest dealer or service center.
NOTICE
If engine does not start with choke in the OPEN position after 4 to 6 pulls, repeat steps 2 - 5.
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OPERATION
WARM ENGINE STARTING
OPEARTION
WARNING
The starting procedure is the same as COLD ENGINE STARTING except DO NOT close the choke lever.
WARNING
The blade(s)or nylon line head must not move at idle speed, otherwise serious personal injury
may/will occur. Periodic carburetor adjustments may be necessary to assure blade(s) or nylon line
head do not move at idle. If the blade(s) or nylon line head move, adjust the carburetor according to
“Carburetor Adjustment” instructions in the manual or see your nearest dealer or service center.
The trimmer/cutter blade(s) is very sharp. Touching them may/will lead to severe personal injury.
Avoid touching blade(s) whenever possible, and always wear gloves to protect hands.
1. Always grip the support handle firmly with both right and left hands.
2. Hold the trimmer/cutter handle firmly and depress the throttle trigger slowly to accelerate
the engine.
1. Depress throttle trigger 3 to 6 times.
2. Pump the primer purge bulb until fuel is visible and
flows freely in the clear fuel tank return hose.
3. Lay the unit on a flat clean surface. Grip the support
handle firmly with your right hand. Pull the recoil starter
handle with your left hand until the engine starts.
(or 4 to 6 pulls).
WARNING
NEVER remove your hands from the trimmer/cutter handle bar when unit is working.
WARNING
The engine continues running even when the blade(s) or nylon line head have stopped due to an
obstruction. If this occurs, stop the engine and remove the obstruction before you continue.
NOTICE
If the engine does not start after 6 pulls, please refer back to “Cold Engine Starting” procedure.
STOPPING ENGINE
1. Release the throttle trigger
and allow engine to return to idle before shutting off the
engine.
2. Press and hold the stop switch
until engine has completely stopped.
WARNING
If engine does not stop when stop switch is depressed, close the choke to stall the engine. Take your
unit to your nearest dealer or service center to have the stop switch repaired before using the
trimmer/cutter again.
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING
Moving parts can amputate fingers or cause severe injuries. Keep hands, clothing and loose objects
away from all openings. Always stop engine, disconnect spark plug, and make sure all moving parts
have come to a complete stop before removing obstructions, clearing debris, or servicing unit. Allow
unit to cool before performing service. Wear gloves to protect your hands from sharp edges and hot
surfaces.
Your trimmer/cutter 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, you may want to take your unit to an authorized service center for maintenance. To
help you decide whether you want to do it yourself or have an authorized service center do it, each
maintenance task has been graded. If a certain task is not listed, please see your authorized service
center for repairs.
SKILL LEVELS
Level 1-Easy to do, common tools may be required.
Level 2-Moderate difficulty, some specialized tools may be required.
MAINTENANCE INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
AIR FILTER
Level 1
Tools Required: 25 or 50mm Brush.
Parts Required: Air Filter Element
1. Push the choke lever to the closed position
to
prevent any dirt or dust from entering the carburetor
when air filter is removed.
4-Stroke
Filter
2. Remove the air filter cover
by turning the wing bolt
counter-clockwise and brush away any dirt from inside over.
3. Remove the filter and lightly brush away debris
from filter . Replace the filter if it is damaged,
fuel soaked or very dirty.
4. If the filter can be reused, be certain it:
Fits tighty in the air filter cavity.It’s not
torn.
5. Install the air filter cover, making sure it’s in the correct position
6. 4-Stroke engine has only 1 round filter
2-Stroke engine has 2 square filters.
SKILL
LEVEL
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
Letter Codes:I-Inspect / R-Replace / C-Clean / D-De-carbon / T-Tighten
NOTE:Time intervals shown above are maximum. Actual use and your experience will determine the
frequency of required maintenance.
MAINTENANCE NOTES:
1. Apply good quality lithium base grease every 25 hours of use.
2. Low evaporative fuel tanks DO NOT require regular maintenance to maintain emission integrity.
3. Inspect blades, clean and sharpen as needed. Lubricate blades periodically during use.
* All recommendations to replace are based on finding of damage(d) or wear during inspection.
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2-Stroke
Filter
NOTICE
If the engine does not start after 6 pulls, please refer back to “Cold Engine Starting"procedure.
FUEL FILTER
Level 1
Tools Required: 200 or 250mm length of wire with one end
bent into a hook, clean rag, funnel, and an
approved fuel container.
Parts Required: Fuel Filter
1. Use a clean rag to remove loose dirt from around
fuel cap and empty fuel tank.
2. Use the bent wire to pull the fuel line (black) and
filter
from the tank.
3. Remove the filter from the line and install the new filter.
DANGER
Fuel is VERY flammable. Use extreme care when mixing, storing or handling. NO SMOKING
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MAINTENANCE
SPARK PLUG
MAINTENANCE
COOLING SYSTEM
Level 2
Tools Required: T-Wrench or Spark Plug Socket,
Feeler Gauge, Soft Metal Brush.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Parts Required: Spark Plug
1. Remove the spark plug boot
and spark plug
and
check for fouling, worn, rounded
.
center electrode.
Remove spark plug boot.
Remove air cleaner cover.
Remove engine cover screws and engine cover.
Remove ignition wires from clip for cleaning.
Assemble components in reverse order.
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 150-170 kgfcm • (130-150 in • lbf)
NOTICE
DO NOT USE A METAL SCRAPER TO REMOVE DIRT FROM THE CYLINDER FINS.
NOTICE
If the engine does not start after 6 pulls, please refer back to “Cold Engine Starting"procedure.
EXHAUST SYSTEM
Level 2
Tools Required: #4 mm Hex wrench, Cross Head Screwdriver,
Soft Metal Brush, Wood or Plastic Scraper.
COOLING SYSTEM
Level 2
Tools Required: #3 and #4 Hex wrench, 25 or 50 mm Cleaning Brush
Parts Required: None, if you are careful.
Overheating and engine seizure can occur when:
Air intake in the crankcase is blocked, preventing cooling air from reaching the cylinder.
Dust and grass build up in the outside of the cylinder. This build up insulates the engine and
prevents the heat from leaving.
Removal of crankcase cooling passage blockages or cleaning of cooling fins is considered “Normal
Maintenance”. Any failure attributed to lack of maintenance is not warranted.
NOTICE
A
B
Parts Required: Gaskets, Heat Shield.
1. Disconnect spark plug wire.
2. Remove muffler cover.
3. Place piston at TOP DEAD CENTER (TDC) to prevent
carbon/dirt from entering cylinder.
4. Remove the 2 muffler screws, gasket from
muffler body
5. Use a wood or plastic scraping tool to clean deposits from
cylinder exhaust port
6. Install muffler with new gasket if old gasket is damaged .
7. Tighten muffler mounting bolts (or nuts) to 80 -95 in • lbf
(90-110 kgf • cm)
8. Install cover and attach spark plug lead.
9. Start engine and warm to operating temperature.
10. Stop engine, and re-tighten mounting bolts (or nuts)
to specifications.
C
C
C
C
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.
NOTICE
Never use a metal tool to scrape carbon deposits from 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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MAINTENANCE
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
Level 2
WARNING
The blades must not move at idle, otherwise serious personal injury may result. Periodic carburetor
adjustment may be necessary to assure blades do not move at idle. If blades move, readjust
carburetor according to these instructions or see your authorized dealer or service center.
Engine Break-In Period
New engines must be operated a minimum duration of two (2) full 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.
MAINTENANCE
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
1. Before adjusting the carburetor, clean or replace
the air filter.
2. Star engine and run for several minutes to reach
operating temperature.
3. Check idle speed and adjust if necessary. If a
tachometer Is available, idle speed screw
should
be set to the specification found on page26
“Specifications” of this manual. Turn idle screw
clockwise
to increase idle speed, counter-clockwise
to decrease idle speed.
4. The air/fuel mixture screw
should ONLY be adjusted by your
dealer or service center
High Altitude Operation
This engine has been adjusted from factory to maintain satisfactory starting, emission, and durability
performance up to 1, 100 feet above sea level. To maintain proper engine operation and emission
compliance above 1, 000 feet, the carburetor may/will need to be adjusted by an authorized dealer or
service center.
WARNING
When carburetor adjustment is completed, the cutting attachment should not move at idle, otherwise
serious personal injury may/will result.
NOTICE
If the carburetor is adjusted for operating above 1, 100 feet, the carburetor must be re-adjusted when
operating below 1, 100 feet, otherwise severe engine damage may/will result.
Tools Required: Screwdriver, Tachometer
Parts Required: None
NOTICE
Every unit is started and run at the factory and carburetor adjusted and set in compliance with
emission regulations. Carburetor adjustments, other than the idle speed, must be done by an
authorized dealer or service center.
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CHECKING & ADDING OIL (4-stroke only)
Check the oil level in the engine before every operation of the unit.
1. Make sure the unit is in the upright position.
2. Remove the oil filler cap
, wipe it clean, and insert it back in to
Place but DO NOT screw it back in.
3. Check that the oil level is at or near the upper mark (1).
4. If then oil level is at or near the lower mark(2) you need to add oil.
5. Add the appropriate amount of oil until the upper mark (1)
is reached. (DO NOT OVERFILL)
6. Install the dipstick and check for leaks.
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MAINTENANCE
GEAR BOX LUBRICATION
Level 1
Tools Required: Clean Rag, Grease Gun
MAINTENANCE
BLADE REPLACEMENT
Level 2
Tools Required: #4 mm Hex Wrench, 8 mm wrench or
socket with extension.
Parts Required: Lithium Based Grease
Parts Required: New blade
1. Clean dirt from grease fitting
.
Apply
1-2pumps
of
grease
into
the
fitting. DO NOT
2.
over fill. Leave room for the grease to expand
during operation.
1. Remove blade guard and replace blade and install blade guard. See page 14.
WARNING
The trimmer/cutter blades are very sharp. Touching them may lead to severe personal injury. Use a
socket and extension when blade locknut in order to keep hands at a safe distance from sharp blades.
BLADES HARPENING
Level 3
NOTICE
Tools Required: Flat Fine File, Pliers, Flat Screwd river
Parts Required: None
Blades should only be removed and reinstalled by authorized service center, otherwise premature
wear or internal damage may occur.
1. Disconnect spark plug wire.
2. Slide blades together with pliers to allow file
clearanc for sharpening.
3. File the original shape, and file each cutting edge
carefully.
4. Maintain 6mm (.25 in) radus
I at the base of each blade.
5. Connect spark plug wire.
WARNING
The trimmer/cutter blades are very sharp. Touching them may lead to severe personal injury. Avoid
touching blades whenever possible, and always wear gloves to protect hands.
NOTICE
If a power grinder is used, DO NOTallow blades to overheat.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Will Not Start
Hard To Start
Loss of Power
Engine Overheats
CAUSE
TROUBLESHOOTING
CORRECTION
1. Out of Fuel
1. Fill Fuel Tank
2. Engine not CHOKED properly
2. See TO START ENGINE in Operation Section
3. Engine flooded
3. Wait Several minutes before starting again
4. Dirty air filter
4. Clean or replace air filter
5. Water in fuel
5. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, fill with fresh fuel
6. Clogged fuel tank, line
6. Remove fuel tank or filter and clean
7. Loose spark plug wire
8. Bad spark plug or improper
gap
7. Make sure plug wire is seated properly on plug
8. Replace spark plug or adjust gap.
9. Carburetor out of adjustment
1. Throttle control not set
properly
9. Make necessary adjustments
2. Dirty air filter
3. Bad spark plug or improper
gap
2. Clean or replace air filter
4. Stale or dirty fuel
4. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, fill with fresh fuel
5. Loose spark plug wire
5. Make sure plug wire is seated properly on plug
6.Carburetor out of adjustment
6. Make necessary adjustments
1. Engine is overloaded
1. Set depth stake or wheels for shallow tilling
2. Dirty air filter
3. Bad spark plug or improper
gap
2. Clean or replace air filter
3. Replace spark plug or adjust gap.
4. Stale or dirty fuel
4. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, fill with fresh fuel
5. Water in fuel
5. Drain fuel tank and carburetor, fill with fresh fuel
6. Clogged fuel tank, line
6. Remove fuel tank or filter and clean
7. Loose spark plug wire
7. Make sure plug wire is seated properly on plug
8. Dirty or clogged muffler
8. Clean or replace muffler
9. Carburetor out of adjustment
9. Make necessary adjustments
10. Poor compression
10. Contact an authorized service center
1. Dirty air filter
1. Clean or replace air filter
2. Dirty engine
2. Clean cylinder fins, air filter, muffler
3. Partially plugged muffler
4. Improper carburetor
adjustment
3. Remove and clean muffler
PROBLEM
Excessive Bounce
/ Difficult
Handling
Soil Balls up or
Clumps
Engine Runs But
Labors When
Tilling
CAUSE
CORRECTION
1. Ground too dry and hard
1. Moisten ground or wait for more favorable soil
conditions
2. Wheels and depth stake
incorrectly adjusted
2. Adjust wheels and depth stake
1. Ground too wet
1. Wait for more favorable soil conditions
1. Tilling too deep
1. Set depth stake for shallower tilling
2. Throttle control not properly
adjusted
2. Check throttle control setting
3. Carburetor out of adjustment
3. Make necessary adjustments
1. Place throttle control in “FAST” position
3. Replace spark plug or adjust gap.
4. Adjust carburetor
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