BIO 150 Chipper Shredder
Manufactured by Caravaggi S.r.l.
Model BIO 150
Operating Instructions
Before commissioning the machine, read operating instructions
and observe warning and safety instructions.
PLEASE ALSO READ ORIGINAL
CARAVAGGI INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Caravaggi BIO 150 Chipper Shredder
Contents
Page 3
Safety
Page 4
Before Starting Work
To Start Engine
Page 5
Shredder Operation
Page 6
To Clear the Discharge Grille
Page 7
Points to Observe
Page 8
Maintenance Programme
Page 9
Risk Assessment
Page 10
Shredder Blade Layout
Page 11
Machine Overview
Page 12
Sound Levels
Page 13
Warranty Registration
Page 15
Manufacturer Information
No liability will be accepted for any damage caused to persons or property
through failure to observe the operating and safety instructions.
!
IMPORTANT
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READ CAREFULLY
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Safety
ALWAYS read the original manufacturer’s manual first
ALWAYS start the engine in the open air
DO NOT smoke when refuelling
DO NOT mix OIL with the fuel
ALWAYS stop the engine before making any adjustments, refuelling, moving or
cleaning, or when the unit is unattended
USE ONLY fuel from containers designed for this purpose - refuel outdoors only and
replace the tank cap securely
IN CASE of petrol spillage move the machine away from the area of spillage and
allow the petrol vapours to dissipate before starting the engine
DO NOT remove any safety guards that are fitted
DO NOT touch any moving parts or attempt any maintenance whilst the machine is
running - KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY
DO NOT allow children or anyone uninstructed to operate the machine - KEEP
ANIMALS AWAY
ALWAYS wear suitable clothing to give personal protection including footwear that
offers a good grip
ALWAYS wear safety glasses and ear protection
AVOID wearing loose garments that may catch in moving parts
KEEP hands, feet and clothing out of openings, discharge and moving parts when
the machine is operating or the engine is running
KNOW how to stop the machine in an emergency
NEVER interfere with any control settings on the engine
NEVER select reverse gear with your back to a wall or other immovable object
IF A FAULT develops DO NOT attempt any repair - immediately contact the supplier
from whom the machine was obtained
VISUALLY INSPECT the machine before use - ensure all nuts and bolts are tight and
not worn or damaged
KEEP IN MIND the operator is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to
people or property
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Before Starting Work
Ensure the machine is on firm, level ground.
DO NOT USE MACHINE ON A SLOPE.
The unit may be placed on a tarpaulin to collect the processed material.
Ensure the shredder hopper and chipping chute are in place.
Using the dipstick provided, check the engine oil level. Top up with 10w/40 oil if necessary (if
the dipstick is clear of oil).
Check fuel level. Only use unleaded petrol from a clean container.
Never re-fuel when the engine is hot or running. Leave 1” air space in the fuel tank.
Ensure the discharge grille is fully closed.
To Start Engine
Switch on ignition and if the engine is cold, apply the choke.
Turn on the fuel tap and apply half throttle.
Engage the recoil starter and pull handle firmly.
Once the engine has started, release the choke after a few seconds and return throttle to idle
position.
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Shredder Operation
ENSURE THE DISCHARGE GRILLE IS IN THE CLOSED POSITION.
Increase engine to FULL throttle and allow the machine to build up to FULL speed.
Be very careful what you put into the hopper.
The shredder cannot handle the following:
• Cloth
• String
• Plastics
• Glass
• Rubber
• Stones
• Bricks
• Large wood chunks
• Metal
• Thick branches
• Long vines
NEVER be tempted to drop short end pieces into the hopper as the HAMMER BLADES will jam
causing damage to the drive system.
Wet green garden waste and wet grass clippings may require mixing in with some dry wood to
avoid clogging the shredder. If necessary move discharge grille lever to half open position when
shredding wet material.
Adding too much material at a time can clog the shredder - allow the machine to clear itself each
time.
DO NOT throw thin branches into the hopper with a spearing force as this will overfeed the
hammer blades and jam the machine.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THIS PRECAUTION WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE CLUTCH AND DRIVE
BELTS.
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Caravaggi BIO 150 Chipper Shredder
To Clear the Discharge Grille
Switch off the engine and visually check the shredder shaft has stopped rotating.
Disconnect the spark plug lead.
Move discharge grille lever from fully closed to fully open position.
Clear out the material with a wooden handle or brush.
DO NOT reach inside with fingers as the hammer blades are sharp.
Close discharge grille fully.
Reconnect the spark plug lead.
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Danger Points to Observe
The chipper shredder blades may continue to rotate silently after engine shut down.
Be sure the blades have stopped rotating before working on the machine.
The shredder grasps and pulls material down into the hopper with surprising speed.
Clear processed material regularly do not allow it to build up underneath the machine.
Gloves, if worn for shredding, should be large enough to slip off your hands if caught in the
material.
DO NOT wear rings, bracelets, watches or jewellery or any other items that could be caught in
the material and draw your hands into the shredder.
ALWAYS hold the material very lightly.
DO NOT use the machine with the discharge grille FULLY OPEN.
NEVER attempt to operate the machine without chipper chute and shredder hopper in place.
NEVER overload the machine.
NEVER stand in front of the chipper chute or attempt to look down the shredder hopper when
the machine is operating.
NEVER position the machine on a ledge higher or lower than the operator. Machine and operator
must be on the same level.
ALWAYS operate the machine a FULL throttle.
ALWAYS allow the machine to run at full speed for 2 minutes before switching off.
FAILURE TO OBSERVE THESE POINTS MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
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Caravaggi BIO 150 Chipper Shredder
Maintenance Programme
OPERATION
ENGINE
Check engine oil level 10w/40
See separate engine manual
MACHINE
Check chipping blade condition
EVERY
DAY
EVERY
WEEK
X
X
X
Check fixed blade condition
Check shredder blades condition
X
X
Check belt tension
Grease chipping side bearing
EVERY
MONTH
X
X
Grease belt side bearing
X
Lubricate wheels
X
Check discharge grille
X
Check rotor shaft bearings
X
Tighten all nuts and bolts
Check tyre pressures (20psi)
X
X
NOTES:
* DO NOT allow maximum engine speed to exceed 3600rpm.
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Risk Assessment
HAZARDS
RISK LEVEL
General
Flying chippings
ACTION NEEDED
The machine should only be used by trained
operators.
Medium
Wear protective clothing including helment, eye
and ear protection, loose fitting gloves, and
overalls.
Ensure there are no bystanders in the area of
operation.
Machine moving whilst in
operation
Low
Always ensure the machine is on firm, level
ground.
Shredder mill clogging
Low
Never overfeed the shredder. Allow the shredder
mill to clear before introducing more material.
Clearing blocked grille
High
The machine must be switched off and the spark
plug removed before attempting to clear any
blockage. Never reach inside with your hand, use
a piece of wood to clear any blockages.
Burns, lacerations and
other injuries by moving
parts and branches
High
Only allow trained operators to use the machine.
Turn off the machine and remove the spark plug
before carrying out any maintenance.
Never reach down into the in-feed chutes or up
into the discharge grille.
Be careful of the hot exhaust.
Fire or irritant from fuel
High
Use correct fuel containers.
Follow regulations regarding transportation of
fuel.
Do not spill fuel onto the outside of the machine.
Do not smoke while refuelling.
Turn off the fuel tap before transporting the
machine.
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Caravaggi BIO 150 Chipper Shredder
Shredder Blade Layout
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Ref
Description
Part No
Qty
A
3mm spacer
010107000
8
B
11.5mm spacer
081007080
20
C
18mm spacer
010108001
12
D
6mm hammer
010105006
36
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Machine Overview
Shredder infeed chute/hopper
Chipper infeed chute/hopper
Grille opening lever
Fuel filler cap
Ignition switch
Lever locking knob
Oil level plug
CLOSED
OPEN
Recoil starter handle
Throttle lever
Choke lever
Fuel tap
Discharge grille
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Caravaggi BIO 150 Chipper Shredder
Sound Levels
MACHINE
ENGINE RPM
SOUND LEVEL dB(A)
Caravaggi BIO 150 Chipper Shredder
3100
up to 104.0
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Warranty Registration
To validate your warranty please complete the form below and return it to:
Tracmaster Ltd, Sovereign Centre, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 9LR
Alternatively visit www.tracmaster.co.uk and complete the online form.
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Manufacturer Information
This machine is manufactured in Italy by Caravaggi S.r.l.
Tracmaster Ltd are the UK distributor for this model, the BIO 150.
Please ensure you read the original manufacturer’s manual before operating this machine.
Caravaggi S.r.l.
Via Monte Adamello
20 - 25037
Pontoglio (BS)
Italy
Tel: +39 030 7470464
Fax: +39 030 7470004
Email: info@caravaggi.com
Website: www.caravaggi.com
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© Tracmaster Ltd 2017.
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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