4756 ELIET NEO met bronaanpassingen-NlBe

O P E R AT I N G I N S T R U C T I O N S
Neo
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You will find information about the actual use and maintenance of the machine.
Read it carefully and keep it in a safe place.
Please also keep your purchasing invoice or the proof of receipt together with
this booklet.
Register your product online at www.eliet.eu
Attention:
When putting a new machine into operation you must check the tension of
all blade bolts during the first five working hours. Should this warning not be
headed, a blade may become loose. Serious consequential damage may occur in
relation to your new machine and the operator may be in grave danger of suffering injuries or death may even be the result. ELIET can, as a consequence, not be
held liable for the consequences of this negligence. Any claims on the warranty
will also no longer apply.
© ELIET
Copyright 2009 ELIET. All rights reserved. All textual material, drawings, figures, diagrams, graphs, etc., included in this ELIET
booklet are protected by copyright and also by other intellectual property rights. Nothing from this information may be copied for
commercial goals or distributed and/or changed or reposted for other goals. Content has been included at specific places in this
ELIET manual of which the copyright is the exclusive property of their respective owners.
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Introduction
1.1
Carefully read this user manual
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1.
Elite machines are designed for safe and reliable use if they are operated in accordance with the
instructions given. Carefully read these operating instructions before using the machine. Failure
to observe this may result in personal injury or damage to the equipment.
1.2 Identification Data – ELIET NEO
Note the identification data relating to your machine in the boxed areas.
MA
Stock no. :
Serial number :
Year of Manufacture :
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2. Warranty
2.1
Warranty card
To be eligible to obtain warranty you must mail the completed warranty card within one month of
the date of purchase to the address stated below.
ELIET EUROPE NV, Diesveldstraat 2, B – 8553 Otegem (Belgium)
Tel. +32 56 77 70 88 - Fax +32 56 77 52 13
REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT ONLINE AT WWW.ELIET.EU.
Read the warranty conditions on the attached warranty card.
For your information :
Technical problems or faults due to faulty maintenance mean that the customer
will not be entitled in any way to make a claim on the warranty. Chapter 11 shows
in a well-organised manner the maintenance intervals and provides advice for
the maintenance type for which an official dealer should be consulted.
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3. Welcome
Welcome to the family of ELIET users.
We would like to thank you for the confidence that you have placed in ELIET and we are convinced that you have purchased the very best machine. The operating life of your ELIET machine
depends to a great extent on how you care for your machine. If you follow the instructions and
suggestions in these manuals, your ELIET machine will operate for a very long time in optimal
condition.
Read this instruction manual carefully before operating this machine. This will prevent you from
operating the device incorrectly. For your own safety, take into account the safety instructions
specified in the relevant chapter. Even if you are thoroughly familiar with operating such equipment, it is still advisable to read these pages carefully.
At ELIET all our machines and devices are subjected to a policy of continuous change and therefore, the specification of your machine may differ slightly in terms of shape, technology and accessories. The descriptions and technical data in this manual are accurate at the time of printing.
Certain illustrations and descriptions may not be applicable to your specific machine, but instead
relate to a different version of the machine. In turn, we trust that you will understand that the
texts and illustrations in this manual cannot lead to any claims. If you still have any questions
after you have read this manual, please contact your ELIET dealer. Find an official ELIET dealer
near you at www.eliet.eu.
ELIET AT YOUR SERVICE
During office hours our help desk will make every effort to answer your questions :
European customers
GMT +1: from 8 AM to 18 PM
Phone : +32 56 77 70 88
Fax : +32 56 77 52 13
Service@eliet.be
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Table of Contents
2. Warranty .................................................................................................................................... 3
2.1 Warranty card ........................................................................................................................................... 3
3. Welcome ..................................................................................................................................... 4
4. Table of Contents ...................................................................................................................... 5
5. Operator safety warnings......................................................................................................... 7
5.1 For your information ............................................................................................................................... 7
5.2 Caution ...................................................................................................................................................... 7
5.3 Warning ..................................................................................................................................................... 7
6. Main parts .................................................................................................................................. 8
6.1. Machine Survey .......................................................................................................................................8
6.2 Motor .........................................................................................................................................................9
6.3 Set-up ...................................................................................................................................................... 10
7. Safety instructions ...................................................................................................................11
7.1 Safety messages .......................................................................................................................................11
7.2 Safety features .......................................................................................................................................15
7.3 Safety instructions.................................................................................................................................17
7.3.1 General safety regulations ............................................................................................................17
7.3.2 Careful and proper use .................................................................................................................18
7.3.3 Responsibilities of the operator .................................................................................................19
7.3.4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) .....................................................................................19
7.3.5 Danger zone .................................................................................................................................. 20
7.3.6 Periodic maintenance ...................................................................................................................21
7.3.7 Limits of the machine ...................................................................................................................21
7.3.8 Guidelines related to the electric machines ...........................................................................22
8. Dealer preparation ..................................................................................................................25
9. Operating instructions ...........................................................................................................29
9.1 Preliminary checks ................................................................................................................................29
9.2. Preparing the work area ....................................................................................................................29
9.3 Starting and stopping the motor ..................................................................................................... 30
9.3.1 Starting the motor........................................................................................................................ 30
9.3.2 Stopping the Motor .......................................................................................................................31 5
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1. Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 3
1.1 Carefully read this operating instruction manual. ............................................................................ 3
1.2 Identification Data – ELIET NEO ........................................................................................................... 3
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9.4 Operating the machine ....................................................................................................................... 32
9.4.1 Before starting work ....................................................................................................................32
9.4.2 During the work ............................................................................................................................32
9.5 Emptying the collection box ..............................................................................................................36
9.6 What to do about motor stalling .......................................................................................................38
10. Transporting the machine .................................................................................................... 39
11. Maintenance ............................................................................................................................42
11.1 General .....................................................................................................................................................42
11.2 Maintenance schedules .......................................................................................................................43
11.2.1 Special maintenance.....................................................................................................................43
11.2.2 Periodic maintenance schedule ............................................................................................... 44
11.3 Cleaning the machine......................................................................................................................... 45
11.3.1 The importance of cleaning ....................................................................................................... 45
11.3.2 What does cleaning mean ?...................................................................................................... 46
11.4 Maintenance procedures ................................................................................................................... 48
11.4.1 Routine check of the blades ...................................................................................................... 48
11.4.2 Sharpening the shredding knives............................................................................................ 50
11.4.3 Reversing and changing chipper blades .................................................................................52
11.4.3.1 Work method for reversing the blades .................................................................................52
11.4.3.2 Work method for replacing the blades ............................................................................... 55
11.4.4 Lubricating or replacing the nylon bearing ...........................................................................57
11.4.5 Replacing the screw of the see-through window .................................................................59
12. Winterizing the machine ........................................................................................................ 61
13. Equipment Specifications .....................................................................................................63
Annexes ........................................................................................................................................64
B1 Folding the machine in its storage position .................................................................................... 64
B2 Opening and closing the chipping chamber .................................................................................. 68
B3 Removing the blade shaft ....................................................................................................................71
B4 Reversing the supply polarity of the plug .......................................................................................73
B5 Maintenance schedule ......................................................................................................................... 74
B6 List with torque values.........................................................................................................................75
B7 Hazard analysis : ....................................................................................................................................76
B8 Troubleshooting.....................................................................................................................................77
B9 EC Declaration of Conformity.............................................................................................................79
B10 Warranty conditions ........................................................................................................................... 80
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5.
Operator safety warnings
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ELIET cannot foresee every situation in which a risk or danger can occur. The warnings in this
user manual, the labels on the machine are therefore, not comprehensive. Even though this will
be minimal, a residue risk will always be present. If you apply a working method, action or technique as the user that is not explicitly recommended by ELIET, ensure in any case that this will
not represent a danger for bystanders.
A number of symbols (“For your information”, “Caution”, “Warning”) are used in this user manual
to provide additional information and to highlight dangers.
5.1
For your information
For your information :
This symbol is used to draw your attention to specific information and/or actions, or to denote where you can find additional information relating to the
subject.
5.2
Caution
Caution :
This notice identifies safe usage habits. This is done to prevent incorrect actions
that can result in personal injury or damage to the machine.
5.3
Warning
Warning :
This notice is used to warn you about extreme danger that you must be aware of
in these specific circumstances. Thus remain alert, in order to ensure your own
safety.
These safety measures can only warn and not remove the danger. Using common sense and
observing the guidelines contained in this manual are essential to prevent accidents.
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6. Main parts
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To fully understand the content of this operator's manual you need to be fully conversant with
the terminology used for the descriptions. In this chapter you can find a set of parts identified by
name. It is a good idea to take time to study the machine beforehand for an improved understanding of the descriptions provided in this user manual.
6.1.
Machine Survey
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Input
Output
Loading hopper
Loading hopper
Swivelling feed restriction*
Anti-projection flaps
Handle for transporting
Wheels
Blade shaft
Chipping chamber
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Calibrating sieve (aka shredding screen)
Rotary knob for see-through window
See-through window
Chipping chamber cover
Nylon bearing
Collection bag
Collection box sliding lock
Rotary knob for pivot hinge
Hinge joints
Paddle*
6.2
Motor
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Starting and stopping button
230 V plug**
380V plug***
Phase reversal function***
Plug cover **
Suction grid for cooling air
Fan
Capacitor**
Motor suspension
11) Motor housing
12) Collection bag safety switch
13) See-through window safety switch
*(Only applicable to NEO)
**(Only applicable to NEO and NEO2)
***(Only applicable to NEO3)
The machine can be slightly different from the figure.
For your information :
References in this manual to the right- or lefthand side, back or front, are viewed from the
position where the chipper/shredder operator is
facing on the side of the handle for transporting while looking toward the feed hopper (aka
loading hopper).
RIGHT
FRONT
REAR
LEFT
For your information :
Your ELIET dealer is at your service, ready to provide you with maintenance or
advice so that your ELIET machine always remains in optimal condition. Original
ELIET parts and lubricants can be obtained from your ELIET dealer. These service parts are manufactured to the same stringent accuracy requirements and
standard of craftsmanship as the original equipment. (Find your nearest dealer
by visiting www.eliet.eu.)
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Caution:
For your safety, use only genuine ELIET parts on ELIET machines. The list of
original replacement parts and their ordering code can be consulted online by
visiting www. eliet. eu.
6.3
Set-up
The machine can be found in two set-ups.
1.
Working set-up
The wheels and the tubular frame rest
on the floor. The housing (the upper
part) of the machine is positioned
straight in the extension of the tubular
frame and the line markings on the
hinge and the housing match. The
collection box has been slid into the
housing and can be found within the
tubular frame. The sliding lock of the collection box has been pressed down.
This is the only set-up with which the machine may be operated to chip or be
moved.
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Storage set-up
A. The housing (upper part of the machine) rests on the ground
and the tubular frame with the wheels are turned around the
hinged point so that the housing is enclosed by it. The collection
box has been removed from the machine.
B. The wheels and the tubular frame rest on the ground and the
housing (upper part of the machine) has been turned forward so
that the loading hopper rests on the ground. The collection box
has been removed from the machine.
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Safety instructions
7.1
Safety messages
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Caution :
These two set-ups are only for storing or transporting the machine. Never
work with a machine in the storage set-up. No other set-up is recognised by
ELIET whatsoever as being safe. ELIET prohibit users using, moving, transporting or storing this machine in any other than the set-ups described above.
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Safety stickers or relief images have been affixed on to visible
areas of the machine. Make a note of the icons and warning
messages specified on these stickers
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B
A. The starting button is green and provided with the “I” sign that is universally
known as representing “on”. The stopping
button is red and provided with the “O”
sign that is universally known as representing “off”.
B. There is an arrow on top of the cylinder-shaped housing that contains the word “STOP”. The
point of the arrow points to the area where the stopping button can be found in the end face of
the motor housing. This ensures that the operator can find the location of the button in an emergency even when the operator cannot see the switch from his or her position.
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C. Three pairs of icons have been added in relief at the front in
the feeding hopper always in the line of vision of the operator whilst working. These icons point to dangers that are real
around and at the feeding hopper.
This icon warns about the danger of the turning blades at the
end of the feeding hopper.
This icon explicitly warns about the danger of cutting injuries
to hands and prohibits grabbing the feeding opening with your
hands. Hands may be pulled inside by the blade system.
This icon explicitly warns about the danger of projection (by
kickback material) and it recommends keeping a safe distance
from the feed opening.
D. Two pairs of icons have been added in relief on the chipping
chamber. They can be seen through the see-through window of
the chipping chamber. If the user wishes to open the chipping
chamber, these icons will definitely grab his or her attention.
This icon ensures the operator will always disconnect the
machine and will disconnect the electric plug from the machine
as precautions when he or she wishes to perform maintenance
on the blade system. This is to ensure that the machine cannot
start up unexpectedly when the operator is performing maintenance with his or her hands near the blades.
This icon points to the danger of cutting injuries to hands and
ensures the user waits until the blades have stopped completely
before opening the chipping chamber cover.
Once the motor has been shut off, the blades will continue to
turn for a short while due to inertia. This is a dangerous situation that we warn about here.
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E. Two icons are shown in relief on the sliding latch of the collection box. These icons can be seen perfectly when the collection box is positioned in the machine or when the sliding latch.
This icon warns of danger for kickback material. Chips are
ejected from the discharge side of the machine at high speed.
The collection box protects the operator and third parties
against this projection. When the collection box is removed, this
protection is also removed. This is the reason why we advice
locking the collection box with the sliding latch to ensure that
this cannot happen unintentionally.
F. This sticker has been stuck on the rear of the machine and
can always be seen from the transportation and working position of the operator. It groups a number of important safety
messages and information about machine and the manufacturer:
A number of safety instructions are symbolised by icons:
1. Read this user manual carefully in its entirety before attempting to operate this machine.
2. Always wear the appropriate protective garment when operating the machine (protective gloves, safety goggles, hearing
protectors).
3. You must always ensure that bystanders are kept at a safe
distance (3 m). The sticker also expressly refers to the presence
of a number of important dangers through the use of icons:
4. There is a real danger of serious injury with permanent damage to hands. Never insert your hands into the feed opening of
the loading hopper.
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This icon warns of danger of hand injuries. The collection box
is the closing and screening off provision for the discharge side
of the machine. When this collection box is removed, the user
can injure himself or herself through the discharge side of the
blades.
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5. There is real danger of serious injury with permanent damage to eyes and/or the face through the projection of chippings.
Never, therefore, press the anti-projection flaps open while
being above the loading hopper.
6. The machine may never be deployed when the weather is
humid and must never be exposed to water that directly falls on
to the machine.
This sticker also shows the identity label of the machine that
provides the following information:
• year of manufacture • power rating
• model
• weight
• type number
• Guaranteed A-weighted sound power level
• serial number
Also, this label is used to denote the name and address of the
manufacturer. The label carries the EC mark of conformity in
EC label format. The sticker specifies what the guaranteed
sound level (LwA) is of the machine in dB(A) in accordance with
European Directive 2000/14 EC. This important sticker has
order number BQ501 220 040 and must be replaced in case it is
damaged or becomes illegible.
G. This sticker is supplied with the machine and must be stuck
by the operator somewhere visible on the machine with the
message in the language of the country where the operator
lives: This sticker expressly reminds the user to examine the
bolts retaining the blades for security of fixings within the
5-hour run-in period of fitting new blades or reversing existing
blades. This also applies to the first 5 running hours when the
machine is put into operation. The tightening torque is : 10 Nm.
(Order Nr. : BQ 505.010.160)
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Caution :
Part safety stickers that include safety information that are damaged due to
use or cleaning, become illegible or have been removed must be immediately
replaced. Stickers and parts can be obtained from your official ELIET dealer.
• Sticker : BQ 501 220 040
• Chipping chamber cap : BR 930 010 050
• Feed hopper : BR 930 010 120
• Sliding lock : BR 930 010 100
7.2
Safety provisions
Warning :
This feed restriction may never be removed. ELIET shall not accept any liability
for accidents that may be due to this.
Feed hopper :
The feed height and the length of the feed
funnel has been designed in accordance with
the European safety regulations for the NEO2
and NEO3 models to prevent the average
operator coming into involuntary contact with
the blades. As a precaution, ELIET prohibits
the operator sticking his arm further than up
to his or her elbow in the feed opening.
Anti-projection flaps:
The rubber flaps located within the feed opening have been
specially designed to protect operating personnel against
flying wood chips. Their position and shape ensure that the
flaps retain the inserted garden waste as much as possible
to minimise the opening along which chips can fly. You must
not under any circumstances press this flaps open when the
machine is operational.
Choice of material :
ELIET aims at sustainability and also offers a guarantee with regard to user safety regarding
unforeseen conditions due to deciding to use high-tech composite plastics to make the machine.
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Feed restriction :
An insert has been provided with the NEO model that
restricts the feed opening to ensure that the average user
cannot come in contact with the chipping mechanism involuntarily. This feed restriction has been designed in accordance with the regulations of the European safety standard.
You must never put you hand in this feed opening.
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Double-wall window :
A two-part window must be opened to access the chipping chamber. A rotary knob has to be fully loosened in order to open the
first window. A switch will be operated when it is being loosened
that will already switch off the motor. The operator will only start
up the motor when the two window parts are fully and correctly
mounted.
Collection box :
The collection box fully screens off the discharge side of the
machine. This ensures that you cannot put your hands involuntarily where the blades can be found through the discharge side. The
collection box also protects the operator for the danger due to
material kickback on the discharge side. The collection box has
been equipped with a safety switch that ensures that the motor is
switched off when the collection box is removed from the machine.
Motor brake :
The motor of the machine is equipped with a motor brake. When the
power supply is interrupted, the brake will be activated so that the motor and blade shaft come to a standstill in the shortest time possible.
Plug clamp :
The protective cover of the plug is equipped with a plug clamp
with the single-phase models NEO and NEO2 that exerts an additional pressure force on the plug once the plug has been positioned so that the probability is reduced that it can vibrate and
come loose automatically when working.
PPE :
For your safety, we strongly recommend using the Personal Protective Equipment supplied as standard. This is why ELIET supplies
safety wear with the machine as standard. This safety set consists
of safety glasses, ear defenders and a pair of riggers gloves.
Caution :
If parts of this safety wear is worn, faulty or lost, ELIET recommends purchasing new ones that meet the prevention standard before starting the next work
session.
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Thermal overload relay :
This safety contact protects the electric motor windings from
overheating when overloaded. The motor will only start again
when the user presses the start button after a short cooling down
period.
Main switch with no-voltage coil :
The motor will never start up automatically again after a safety
provision has been activated or should there be a power outage.
The operator must always give the command for this by pressing
the starting button.
7.3
Safety instructions
7.3.1
General safety instructions
• The Owner Manual must stay with the unit during its complete service life. It serves as a reference for the user, and enables the machine to be used and maintained in accordance with the
correct instructions. Always refer to this instruction manual if you have any doubts about an
action that you are about to perform.
• If the instructions stated in this manual are not clear to you, do not hesitate to contact your
Eliet dealer for further explanation. In addition, the ELIET helpdesk is at your service during
office hours to answer any queries you may have: (EU +32 56 77 70 88).
• Read the chapter meant for the dealer (see : Chapter 8) and immediately verify whether the
machine has been delivered in accordance with the instructions.
• After you purchase the machine, allow the dealer or a professional to give you some instruction regarding the correct use.
• Carefully observe all safety instructions when using the ELIET machine ! Carefully read all the
instructions relating to the use of the machine. All these instructions relate to your personal
safety.
• Always observe the applicable regulations of the Labour Inspectorate to avoid accidents.
• Read and observe all safety messages posted on the machine in the form of stickers or icons.
• Under no conditions whatsoever may the original design of the machine be modified without
written consent of ELIET EUROPE NV (Belgium).
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Emergency stop function of the switch :
The red switch will come out when the machine is switched on by
using the green starting button. This will protrude when compared
to the housing so that it can be easily be used as an emergency
stop in a reflex movement during an emergency situation.
7.3.2
Careful and security-conscious use
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• This machine is designed solely for chipping branchy material, prunings, leaves and all kinds of
organic garden debris. Any use other than the designated operation is at the risk and responsibility of the operator.
• As chipping involves ongoing considerable physical effort, take regular breaks for food intake,
rest and drinking.
• It is unsafe for persons suffering heart problems and/or having balance disturbances to operate the machine.
• Think about what you are doing whenever you operate the machine. Do not be tempted to let
routine dull your attention. Never act impulsively or in reflex.
• Despite the extensive safety features, do not seek out dangerous situations. (Annex 7 contains
an indicative list of dangers. Please read it.)
• Never work with a machine that has not been fully assembled. Check the finish of the machine
to ensure compliance with the instructions provided in this manual.
• You must never use the machine without a feeding hopper, feed restriction (on the NEO) or
anti-projection flaps.
• You must never use the machine without the chipping chamber cover fitted.
• You must never use the machine without the collection box.
• You must never use the chipper in another position than its working position. (See § 6.3.)
• Never use the chipper when the wheels have not been mounted.
• Never use a step when feeding garden waste into the machine.
• Do not constantly feed thick branches with a maximum diameter of 30 mm into the machine
(35 mm NEO2 and NEO3). It applies as a guideline that a maximum of 10% of the material to be
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processed may have a branch thickness that is larger than 25 mm (30 mm for the NEO2 and
NEO3).
Never attempt to shred branches that are frozen.
Burning objects must never been inserted into the machine (for example, a cigarette or charcoal).
Do not feed foreign materials. (Strings, stones, metal, plastic, textile, etc.)
For deontological reasons, Eliet accept no responsibility whatsoever for any accidental injury
to pets or persons caused by its machines.
You must never use metal tools to push garden waste into the loading hopper. A plastic paddle
is supplied with every NEO model. This can be ordered separately for the other models, NEO2
and NEO3, by quoting article code MA 001 001 032
Take care to preclude any tools falling into the in-feed funnel.
Never work in conditions where light intensity is less than 500 Lux.
Always work on a stable and flat surface.
Never use the machine when it is on a gradient.
Never use the machine when it is raining and avoid water directly falling on the machine that is
being supplied by power.
Avoid electrocution : Never perform any actions or work with the machine when your feet are
in water or when your hands or feet are wet.
Never attempt to change a machine setting and never perform maintenance when the motor is
running.
The machine may cause an explosion when you work near flammable products, fumes, etc.
7.3.3
Responsibilities of the Operator
the repetitive maintenance schedule can be followed correctly in relation to the machine.
7.3.4
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• You must wear suitable clothing to operate this machine. That is, clothing covering the whole
body, heavy protective gloves and closed non-slip footwear.
• Do not wear loose fitting clothing (a shawl, for instance, should be avoided by all means). Long
hair should be contained using a cap or a headband, or worn in a ponytail.
• For the protection of the most sensitive senses, Eliet recommends ear defenders and safety
goggles.
• You must pay more attention and be more careful when wearing ear protection because noises
that announce a danger (such as shouting, signal sounds) will only be heard to a limited degree.
• ELIET do not recommend using a Walkman or a portable MP3 player whilst working.
• Chipping may result in dust production. If this dust irritates your lungs, we recommend that
you wear a dust mask in accordance with the following standard: directive 89/686/EC.
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• All persons using the machine are assumed to be fully conversant with the safety instructions.
The operator is fully liable for the use of the machine in regard to himself and to third
parties.
• It is assumed that the operator of this machine is mature enough and has enough common
sense to make decisions by himself.
• Underage persons must not operate the machine. However, this does not apply to youths
above the age of 16 years, who are learning to operate the machine under the supervision of
an experienced operator.
• A disabled person may only operate the machine when under the supervision of an experienced operator.
• Children (younger than 16 years of age) and animals must be kept well away (> 3 m) from the
machine.
• ELIET recommend that the machine should not be lent to others. However, if this is done, only
lend it to persons who are conversant with the machine. Always ensure that the user is
aware of the potential hazards, and ensure that he reads the manual before he uses the
machine.
(An indicative list of potential hazards can be found in Annex 7.)
• This machine must only be operated by persons who are in good physical condition. If you become tired during the work, take a rest in due time. Persons consuming alcohol or drugs must
not operate this machine.
• The user must draw up a list that registers the number of hours worked. This will ensure that
7.3.5
Danger zone
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• During the work, do not allow bystanders to enter the risk zone that stretches
up to 3 m around the machine.
• By preference, the operator should
stand at the back of the hopper if he or
she wishes to deposit green waste in
the hopper. Do not bend over the feed
hopper. This will ensure you remain
outside the projection field of chips
that may possible fly out through the
anti-projection flaps.
• Always work with both window elements closed.
• Never use the machine without the collection box fitted and always make sure
to lock it (using the sliding latch) whilst working.
• Contact with moving parts may cause injury or damage. Ensure, therefore, that hands, feet or
loose clothing are well away from moving parts.
• You must only operate the machine when it is in its normal working condition : This means the
position where both wheels and the tubular frame are robustly resting on the ground and the
marking lines of the pivot and housing match. (See § 6.3.)
• The machine must not be tilted to reduce the standard feed-in height when chipping.
• Do not take any risks and immediately stop the machine as soon as anyone enters the danger
area. (Read section 9.3.2, Switching off the motor.)
• Children and animals must be kept well away from the machine.
• When leaving the machine, the motor must be switched off and the machine must be disconnected form the electric mains.
• Once the motor is running, focus all your attention on operating the machine.
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7.3.6
Periodic maintenance
7.3.7
Limits of the machine
• The branch diameter that ELIET prescribes for this model as the maximum is 30 mm (NEO)
and 35 mm (NEO2 en NEO3). This diameter must not be exceeded in the interest of your own
personal safety and to ensure a long life cycle of the machine.
• The chipper must only be loaded up to 70% of its maximum capacity when temperatures are
low and when there is frost.
• The net wieght of the NEO is 42 kg (NEO2 and NEO3 :45 kg). Bear this in mind when transporting the machine.
• The machine must always be deployed on a flat and even surface.
• For reasons of stability, the machine will never be set up on a slope that exceeds the values below:
Maximum slope forwards :
NEO : 20°
NEO2/NEO3: 18°
Maximum slope backwards :
NEO: 12°
NEO2/NEO3: 10°
Maximum slope sideways to the left :
NEO: 15°
NEO2/NEO3: 13°
Maximum slope sideways to the right : NEO: 10°
NEO2/NEO3: 8°
• The collection box has contents of 50 l. It must never be filled higher than the filler point.
• A full collection box with chips will on average weigh 15 kg.
• Never use the collection box for other goals; its load capacity is limited to 50 kg.
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• Periodic maintenance is essential. For this reason, strictly follow the maintenance schedule in
this user manual (see § 11.2.2).
• Draw up a maintenance register in which you keep the performed maintenance updated in detail.
• The blades must be checked to determine their sharpness to ensure the good operation of
your machine. Sharpen the blades on time (read § 11.4.2).
• Always check the blade bolts for tightness within a run-in period of 5 hours after installing new
blades or reversing used blades. This also applies to the first 5 hours when the machine is put
into operation.
• Regularly cleaning the machine is essential. In particular, keep the air supply for ventilation of
the motor free from obstructions. This will prevent overheating and consequential damage to
the machine.
• When parts must be renewed as a result of wear or failure, you must always request genuine
ELIET service parts from your ELIET dealer. This is important in the interests of your own
safety. (Find an official ELIET dealer near you by visiting .)
• The list of original replacement parts and their ordering code can be consulted online by visiting www.eliet.eu
• When you find cracks or fractures in the see-through window, it must be immediately replaced.
(¨Part Nr. : BG 930,010,050)
• Always ensure the motor is switched off and the plug disconnected before performing repairs
or maintenance. Always wait until the blades come to a complete standstill before carrying out
any operation.
• Always wear suitable clothing for performing maintenance.
7.3.8
Guidelines related to the electric machines
On machines powered by an electric motor, the following guidelines must be observed as well.
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A. Related to the NEO and the NEO2
Below we supply the specific features of the motor :
NEO :
230 V
50 Hz
P : 2500 W
In : 12.0 A
cos ϕ : 0.91
n : 2,770 rpm
NEO2:
230 V
50 Hz
P : 3,000 W
In : 13.6 A
cos ϕ : 0.96
n : 2,820 rpm
Capacitor : 30 µF
Capacitor : 40 µF
NEO2 (UK/CH):
230 V
50 Hz
P : 2,500 W
In : 12.0 A
cos ϕ : 0.91
n : 2,770 rpm
Capacitor : 30 µF
NEO3:
400 V
50 Hz
P : 3,500 W
In : 6.5 A
cos ϕ : 0.78
n : 2,800 rpm
• The motors should be supplied form a one-phase alternating current line (AC) with voltage
230 V and frequency 50 Hz. Check the characteristics of the electrical supply. Consult your
energy supplier or an expert should you lack information regarding this issue.
• The overcurrent protection of the mains network will have a fuse of at least 13A (in case of the
NEO) and at least 16A (in case of the NEO2). The overcurrent protection must have a response
time that is in accordance with the C curve.
• Mains networks with a higher protection (overcurrent fuse < 13A) may disrupt the good operation of the machine because it is tripped too often.
• Ensure that no other high-power devices are connected to the line dedicated to supplying the
machine. Switch off any other device or connect them to another circuit.
• Avoid electrocution : Therefore, always use 3-wire extension cords (3 x 2.5 mm2 : L1, L2, earthing) of which the plug is fitted with a ground pin.
• Never use an extension cord that is longer than 20 m.
• The plug that is connected to the machine must correspond
with the model as described in the specifications below.
• Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain and
Austria : Type E & F CEE 7 (female)
• United Kingdom : Type G BS 1363 (female)
• Switzerland : Type J SEV 1011 (female)
B. Regarding the NEO3
Below we supply the specific features of the motor :
NEO3:
P: 3,500 W In : A
• The motors should be supplied form a three-phase alternating current line (AC) with voltage
400 V and frequency 50 Hz. Check the characteristics of the electrical supply. Consult an
expert should you lack information regarding this issue.
• The overcurrent protection of the mains network will have a circuit breaker of at least 20A The
overcurrent protection must have a response time that is in accordance with the C curve.
• Avoid electrocution : Therefore, always use 5-wire extension cords (5 x 2.5 mm2 : L1, L2, L3, PE
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and earthing) of which the plug is fitted with a ground pin.
• Never use an extension cord that is longer than 20 m.
• The plug that is connected to the machine must correspond with the model as described in the
specifications below.
• Female CE plug with five pins (L1, L2, L3, PE, earthing) 16 A (380 V)
C. General
Warning :
Using a inappropriate extension cord (gauge, length or plug quality) may lead
to serious damage to the machine. Such damage will cancel any claims on the
warranty.
• The power circuit to which the machine is connected must be protected by a 30 mA RCD (Residual Current Device).
• The domestic mains supply to which the machine is connected should be properly grounded.
Have earth impedance measured out by a certified electrician.
• The power switch on the machine has an integrated thermal protection. If the internal motor
temperature exceeds a standard value due to long-term heavy loading, overloading, blockage
or faulty cooling, the motor will be automatically switched off. Allow the motor to cool down
and restart it according to the described starting procedure (see § 9.3.1).
• We recommend using an extension cord in accordance with the CE standard that meets protection rating IP65.
• Never use an extension cord that shows signs of being damaged. This usually means that there
is a real risk of short circuit or electrocution.
• Ensure that the extension cord is not near hot or sharp objects that may perforate the cord
while the machine is operational.
• When the connection is made to a socket that is located outside, this socket must conform to
protection rating IP65.
• Ensure that the plug always fits the socket and that the plug pins always disappear inside the
socket. If this is not the case, there
may be a real danger of electrocution. If the plug does not match
the socket, ask an electrician to
replace the plug or socket.
• Never remove a plug by pulling the
extension cord. This may entail a
short circuit risk.
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The direction of rotation of the blade shaft must be checked once
the extension cord has been connected. If the direction of rotation is
incorrect, reverse phases. (Read Annex 4.)
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Warning :
Electrocution can occur should you connect a plug to the electric mains while
your hands are wet.
• It is forbidden to operate the machine during rainy weather. Never expose the machine to
water ingress.
Warning :
Electrical equipment may cause short circuits when exposed to water and moisture. Therefore, always ensure electrical components are dry.
Caution :
An electric motor requires sufficient cooling.
Here, the electric motor is air-cooled. This air
comes in through the air vents on the left of the
housing. Always ensure that these air inlets are
free to ensure the motor cannot overheat.
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8.
Dealer preparation
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Warning :
As an ELIET dealer you must familiarize your customers with the functioning
of the machine and also point out the possible dangers while using it. You are
expected to carefully go over the maintenance points of the machine together
with the new owner. Repeat these instructions until the new owner has fully
understood everything.
Warning :
The manufacturer, ELIET wish to re-emphasise that the Dealer must expressly
point out to the customers that they must examinethe bolts which retain the
chipping blades for security of fixings within the first 5 operating hours.
ALL BLADE BOLTS MUST BE TIGHTENED CORRECTLY AFTER THE
FIRST 5 OPERATING HOURS DUE TO SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS.
(TIGHTENING TORQUE : 10 NM.)
Ignoring this operation may cause serious injury and may even lead to death. In addition to damaging the machine, the client shall loose all entitlement to make a claim on the warranty. See the
list with tightening torques in the annex.
• ELIET machines are packaged in accordance with common rules that apply for such transportation. Deliveries will always be ex factory. ELIET cannot, therefore, be held liable for damages
that occur during transportation.
• Should you notice damage to the packaging when goods are accepted, always check the state
of the machine to ensure it is not damaged. Report any deviation on the delivery order before
signing off for receipt.
• Should the machine be damaged, you should always immediately submit a complaint to the
shipping company.
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When the machine has been removed from its packaging, it is still not completely assembled. The
dealer must finish the assembly. Below we provide a few guidelines :
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NEO2, NEO3
The following parts are found in the packaging on unpacking.
• Machine (NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
• 2 wheels (NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
• A bag with fasteners for wheels (content : 2 x M8x65 mm bolts, 2 x M8x Ø30 mm flat washers,
2 x M8 locknuts, 2 x wheel axles, 2 x axle caps) (NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
• 2 halves of collection box (NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
• A bag with screws for the collection box (12x5 mm screws x 20 crosshead screws)
(NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
• 1 x feed hopper (NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
• 1 x anti-projection flap (NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
• 2 x supporting plates (NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
• A bag with fasteners for the feeding hopper
content : 6 x screws (Ø5 x 20 mm Torx® 20)) (NEO2, NEO3)
• Personal Safety Equipment kit (NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
• User manual and warranty card (NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
• Paddle (NEO)
• Accessory for disassembling the blade shaft (NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
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Sticker with a message to remind the user to tighten the blades (NEO, NEO2, NEO3)
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You should start by mounting the wheels :
• The wheels are to be mounted on the outside of the tubular
frame.
• Two triangular supports are welded on to the tubular frame
that each have a square hole. Put the bolt through the hole so
that it fits squarely on to the bolt head in the hole.
• Slide the pipe over the bolt, lubricate the pike and, next, slide
the wheel with the hub over the pipe.
• Put the flat washer on the bolt and tighten the bolt using the
supplied M8 locknut (SW 13).
• Check whether the wheel turns smoothly. (If required tighten
the nut less.)
• Put the decorative cap in the recess of the wheel so that the
4 hooks on the cap slide into the 4 right-angled openings and
the decorative cap is clamped.
• Repeat this procedure for the second wheel.
Put the machine upright in its working position (read annex 1).
Now the collection box can be mounted :
• Put the edges of the two plastic halves against
each other. Slide the tooth in to the groove over
the full contact area so that the two halves form
a box.
• Holes are provided at twelve places with which
the two halves can be screwed together by using
12 screws.
• Screw in the 12 screws completely so that the screw head is completely sunken into the recess
of the hole (max. tightening torque : 2 Nm). Use a Z2 cross head screw driver.
The NEO2 and NEO3 models are supplied with the feeding hopper non-assembled. Proceed as follows :
• Place the two plates (in the shape of a half moon) on the aluminium sleeve of the funnel shaft. These plates can only be
made to fit in one way, that is, with the joints in-between the
two halves at the front and the back. Press these plates nice
and tight so that they fit perfectly into the circumference of
the sleeve.
• Next, place the rubber disc on the plates so that the holes
correspond.
• Now slide the plastic funnel over the aluminium shaft (with
the safety icons facing forward) over the shaft.
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• Position the funnel whilst making sure the 6
fixing holes correctly match the ribs in the aluminium shaft.
• Now completely tighten the 6 screws down so
that the plastic feeding hopper is firmly fixed on
the aluminium shaft. (Screw driver : Torx® 20,
tightening torque : 5 Nm)
• Perform a test run on the machine and confirm
that everything is functioning properly.
• The dealer will also check the correct operation
of the safety provision:
• Safety switch in the collection box
• Safety switch of the see-through window
• Motor brake (the motor will be braked when it is
switched off: Stopping time ± 5 seconds).
The dealer will also point out to the customer how
he or she can change the direction of rotation of
the machine in case of the NEO3. The machine
can, after all, rotate in the opposite direction if the
extension cord or the domestic mains supply have
changed the cabling connection arrangements.
(Read, if required, Annex 4.)
Lastly, make sure that the warranty card is filled in completely and signed. This, in order to avoid
any warranty disputes. Read the aforementioned warranty conditions.
Also immediately register the purchase online to ensure your warranty entitlement is activated.
(www. eliet. eu)
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9.
Operating instructions
9.1
Preliminary checks
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Caution :
Before commencing the work, it is recommended to get into the habit of
checking the following points.
Checklist
1. Satisfy yourself that the chipping blades are firmly in place and in good condition. For safety's
sake, tighten the blade bolts. (SW 10) (See the list with the tightening torque for bolts in annex
6). If the blades need sharpening, this should be performed first. Check the blades and the
blade holder for cracks and nicks and replace immediately as needed (see § 11.4.3, Reversing
and replacing blades).
2. Check whether the collection box is a correct fit into the machine and the sliding latch of the
box has been pressed down.
3. Check whether the see-through cover is on the chipping chamber (and whether it is in a good
condition).
4. Also ensure the chipping chamber is empty.
5. Check whether dirt is not blocking shut the fan grid.
6. Check whether all safety provisions on the machine still operate.
Once these items have been checked and approved, you can prepare the area of operation (see
Chapter 9.2) and move the machine to the work site.
9.2
Preparing the work site
• Clear the area first where the machine is to be used.
• In addition, the paths along which the plant trimmings are removed, must be kept clear, thus
releasing you from the worries of tripping up over them. Also ensure your safety is not compromised.
• On slopes, never operate the machine (no forward, backward or lateral slope.).
• The material to be chipped is to be sorted beforehand. In this way, you can be sure that no
foreign objects will enter the machine with the material to be chipped.
• Foreign objects are defined as : Any non-organic object or branchy material in excess of the
stated capacity (such as metal, stone, plastic, PVC, cords,…). Some of this can cause serious
damage to your machine or can be ejected, virtually as projectiles towards the user.
• The machine should always be set up in such a way that the wind will blow the produced dust
away from the area where the electric motor suctions its cooling air.
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Starting and stopping the motor
9.3.1
Starting the motor
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9.3
• Always ensure that all chippings have been removed from the chipping chamber before starting the machine. If required, empty the chipping chamber.
• Ensure the feed hopper is empty (no garden waste, no tools, etc).
Caution :
First read the safety instructions given in § 7.3..
• Always use an approved extension cord showing no signs of physical damage. The extension
cord capacity should amply be sufficient (NEO en NEO2 : 3 x 2.5 mm2, NEO3 5 x 2.5mm2: max.
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20 m long). The protection rating of the plugs must be IP 65. Such extension cords can be
ordered from your authorized ELIET dealer..
Press the cover down (for the NEO or NEO2) and place the plug of the extension cord in the
machine. First, remove chips or wood residue from the plug house, if required, before connecting the cord.
Ensure that the plug is pushed completely against the stop so that this is firmly fixed on the
machine.
Ensure that nobody is near the machine and uncoil the extension cord completely until you are
at the nearest socket of the mains supply.
First, insert the extension cord plug into an outlet. Always ensure the outlet is found to comply
with protection rating IP65.
Insert the plug into an outlet nearest the work site in such a way as to make sure the extension
cord is as short as possible (max. 20 m). If the extension cord is too long, this will result in a
considerable resistance with a corresponding loss in power from the motor.
If the plug of the cord does not match the one of the machine, you can order a suitable extension cord from your ELIET dealer (find an authorized ELIET dealer near you by visiting www.
eliet.eu).
Warning :
Ensure to never expose the machine to water when chipping (such as : rain, a
sprinkler irrigation system, etc.). This can result in a short circuit condition.
What is more, the user may be subjected to electrocution.
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• Fully press in the green switching button (I) and the
motor will noiselessly start up.
• If the motor does not start up, check whether the
safety provision (collection box, see-through window) is
OK. (Read, if required, Troubleshooter in Annex 8.)
• If the machine vibrates abnormally or if it should produce
vibration noises when running without a load, you must immediately switch off the machine and determine the cause
of the imbalance. (Read the troubleshooter in annex 8.)
Caution :
When wearing ear protection, extreme caution must be taken with every action,
as the motor is hard to hear.
Warning :
The blade shaft is driven directly by the motor. These blades are permanently
connected to and driven by the motor. This means that the machine becomes
dangerous as soon as the motor starts running. The motor must therefore be
switched off immediately if you encounter a situation where you no longer have
control over the work.
9.3.2 Stopping the Motor
• The red stop button (O) that slightly protrudes when the
machine is operational, can be found next to the green
star button (I). There is an arrow (STOP) on the housing
that indicates the position of this.
• Press this red button and the power supply will be interrupted and, therefore, the motor will stop and will be
braked.
Caution :
The machine is equipped with a motor brake that will bring the motor and blade
shaft to a standstill within 5 seconds when the motor is switched off. Always
ensure, however, that the blade shaft has indeed stopped before performing
maintenance or an intervention on the machine. A fault or wear to the brake
may mean that the machine may need a longer braking distance, which may
represent an injury risk. Therefore, always be very careful. If required, have the
machine checked by your official ELIET dealer.
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The machine will also stop if :
• You pull out the plug of the extension cord from the machine.
• You slide the collection box from the machine.
• You loosen the tightening button of the see-through window.
Caution :
Never pull the cord when disconnecting the plug. This would pull the cables from
the cord from the connection clamps in the plug. A wire that has become loose
represents a real danger of short circuit and electrocution. Therefore, always use
the grip of the plug to pull it away.
9.4
Operating the machine
9.4.1
Before starting work
• Wear proper apparel, protective gloves and safety equipment as instructed in this manual (see
Chapter 7.3).
• A good gardener is well organised and plans his work. This will enable him to have an overview
of the work and to avoid accidents and incorrect actions with the machine.
• The wood is systematically stacked before commencing the work : Thick branches, thin branches, leaves and damp products. Ensure that the material does not contain any foreign objects.
• Ensure the power supply cable is routed so that it does not hinder the feeding of wood to be
chipped. And such in order to prevent the operator from stumbling.
• The motor must only be started once arrived at the work site.
Caution :
Once the motor is running, the chipping blades are rotating, therefore, irrevocably chipping anything that is introduced into the feed hopper.
9.4.2 During the work
Warning :
Remember : When chipping at temperatures around freezing, maximum branch
size of branchy material is limited to 20 mm.
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Caution :
Wear your personal protective equipment when the motor is running. This means
the following : Gloves, safety goggles and ear defenders.
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• Be careful when performing work. While operating the machine,
focus your concentration completely on the work.
• To feed garden waste into the feed hopper, stand behind the
chipper where the transporting handle can be found. Never
bend over the feed opening with your head. In this way, you will
not be within the zone of flying chippings that may find their
way in-between the anti-projection flaps and are expelled from
the feed and may cause personal injury.
• When inserting branches, first the thickest end of the branch will
have to be introduced into the feed hopper.
• Since the feed hopper is restricted due to safety reasons, it is
useful to keep pruning shears at hand. You can, thus, quickly cut
away at branches that are obstructing insertion.
Caution :
Ensure at all times that the pruning shears cannot accidently fall into the feed-in
opening. Attach the shears with a short piece of string to the tubular frame of
the chipper.
• When inserting the material, always hold it firmly. The rotational
direction of the blade shaft makes for steady material feed into
the hopper. If the operator does not continue to hold the wood
firmly, it will automatically be pulled much too quickly into the
chipper which will often lead to the blade shaft jamming.
• The operator himself will thus control the speed at which the
wood is fed in (faster or slower). This infeed speed will vary
depending on the thickness of the branch or the quantity of
garden waste that is being inserted at the same time.
• When inserting branches into the feed hopper, always slide them
in the direction of the anvil. This will minimise the probability of
kickback (recoil effect).
• With irregular branches (nodes, forked branches), ensure that
they are fed in an optimal position into the chipping chamber. If
required, pull the branch back and reposition it to ensure that
the machine cannot jam.
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• Short truncated trunks without foliage ( ± 10 to 15 cm) represent a certain risk when chipping.
When they come into the chipping chamber, they may be pulled into the blade system in an uncontrolled way and without resistance. This may jam the machine. Ensure you leave branches
as whole as possible when pruning.
• Always estimate whether the quantity you have inserted can be processed. Take into account
that it is not just the newly inserted garden waste that will determine the processing capacity
but that also the quantity of chips still to be processed in the chipping chamber takes up part
of the chipping power.
• Listen attentively to the characteristics of the motor when feeding in the wood. If you notice
that the speed of the machine drops significantly, you should immediately pull the wood back
out in order to allow the motor to speed up again.
• Should the blade shaft become blocked anyway, immediately stop the motor so that it cannot
overheat.
TIP : Do not exaggerate about the quantity of material that you insert. You will work faster if you
introduce two branches one after the other into the machine than simultaneously.
Caution :
Never introduce your hands into the feed-in opening. Even if you notice that a
ball of garden waste is blocking the entrance of the chipping chamber at the
bottom of the feed funnel, never put your hands in to press the ball through.
Pull the garden waste back, reposition it and insert it again. Use the paddle or a
branch to push the ball through if required.
Caution :
Never open the feed-in opening mounted rubber flaps. You would be removing
your own protection against flying wood chips.
• Inserting a large quantity of leafy garden waste in one go demands the necessary time to
ensure it is processed by the machine. Therefore, ensure that the new material that you are
inserting does not demand too high a chipping power. When you hear that the motor again
operates at full speed, can you again have the motor run at full power.
• When you wish to shred a lot of damp garden waste in one go, regularly check whether sticky
chips are not mounting up in the chipping chamber. This may continue to stack up and, therefore, parts of the calibrating sieve may become blocked. This will reduce the surface area along
which the chippings can exit the chipping chamber. The machine will, therefore, require more
time to process a volume of chips and, thus, the machine performance will decrease. Immediately stop the machine and remove the blockage when you have determined that unusually
few chips are being produced by the machine despite inserting new garden waste and that the
speed of the motor is decreasing considerably.
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• Exchange the insertion of woody material by inserting leafy material to avoid the blockage of
the calibrating sieve when chipping damp and leafy material. The chips ensure that all the leaf
pulp that has become a whole by the chipper is loosened and
is pressed through the sieve.
• When processing more leafy material, you can use the supplied paddle to press the garden waste through the feed restriction. Never use other objects to press through the garden
waste. (Stock no. : MA 001 001 032)
• Never use a step for feeding the hopper with garden waste.
Warning :
In order to avoid personal serious injury or damage to properties, never operate
the machine without a collection box fitted.
• As the waste chippings fall in the collection box
at the bottom of the machine, care must be
taken in making sure at regular intervals that
the chips will not block the discharge. You can
follow the chipping level through the transparent box. When the chips are at the top of the
box, it must be emptied.
TIP : We recommend placing the machine on tarpaulin to ensure easy clearing of the chippings
that have fallen on to the floor through the ventilation openings of the box.
• If you should notice that, despite all of the preparation, a foreign object still finds its way into
the machine, the motor must be immediately shut off. Remove the foreign object first and then
examine the machine for damage. If damaged, have the damage repaired promptly.
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Caution :
If the chipping chamber gets clogged up, switch off the machine to remove the
blockage. Ensure that you do, however, wait for the blades to come to a complete
standstill before carrying out any operation on the machine. Always disconnect
the plug from the mains as a safety precaution.
9.5
Emptying the collection box
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• The collection box can fill up completely in less than 6 minutes
when continuously chipping average sized wood. When the
level of chippings reach the top of the collection box, it must
be emptied. This can be easily checked in two ways :
• The collection box is transparent and, therefore, you can see
the level of chippings through the box’s wall.
• When the collection box is full, you can see inside in the chipping chamber through the see-through window and see the
chippings through the calibrating sieve. This is a sign that the
box should be emptied.
Caution :
If you forget to empty the collection box on time, the chippings will close the discharge openings of the sieve screen and the chipping chamber will be full to capacity. Ultimately, the motor will be shut down due to the increasing resistance.
Try to avoid this situation because your motor may overheat. Check, therefore,
the collection box if you hear the motor continuously slowing down.
• Next, wait until the chipping chamber has been emptied. This can be followed through the seethrough window of the machine.
• Now, switch off the motor. (Read § 9.3.2.)
• Pull the plug of the extension cord out from the machine.
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Slide the lock of the collection box fully upwards.
Now, remove the collection box from the machine.
REMOVING THE COLLECTION BOX = MOTOR SHUT OFF
• A collection box contains a volume of around 50 l. A full collection box weighs on average 15 kg.
Warning :
Once full, the collection box can be pretty heavy. Which means - make sure to
hold the collection box close in towards your body as close as possible first and
then lift using your leg muscles. (Lift keeping your back straight and bend your
legs at the knees.) Know your own capability. The simple fact of lifting things
beyond your personal capacity for a few centimeters may do serious damage.
Seek assistance when lifting things that are too heavy for you.
• Either you can empty the contents of the collection box into a wheel barrow, or you can take
the full box to the dumping area using the wheel barrow.
• The collection box has been designed symmetrically. It does not matter from which side you
slide it back into the machine as first.
• Slide the collection box back into the machine at the top on the two slideways until it has completely disappeared under the machine.
• Press the sliding latch again so that the collection box cannot slide out of the machine whilst
working and to ensure the motor will not switch off unexpectedly.
If the plastic collection box is broken, you can order a new one from your official ELIET dealer: 2
x stock no. : BR 930 010 110 (Find an authorized ELIET dealer near you by visiting www.eliet.eu.)
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Caution :
As a rule, the safety provision will shut off the motor automatically on removing
the collection box. If not, possibly as the result of an electrical defect, immediately turn the motor off manually and refrain from using it until repaired.
Consult your official ELIET dealer.
9.6
What to do about motor stalling
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Motor stalling can be traced to overloading, overfeeding, discharge blockage or the power supply
being down. You can very simply restart the chipper in these cases. Proceed as follows :
1.
Check that the extension cord has not become loose. Both at the machine and the connection to the electric mains.
2. Remove all branches from the feed-in opening.
3. Check whether the chipping chamber is already full and whether wood residue may not be
blocking the blade shaft.
4. Empty, if required, the chipping chamber to make restarting easier. Open the chipping chamber in accordance with the procedure described in annex 2.
Caution :
Always wear gloves when performing maintenance. You will be near the blades
when emptying the chipping chamber. They are razor-sharp and, therefore,
represent a real risk of leading to cutting injuries. Take care and try to avoid all
contact.
5. Check whether the motor protection relay on the machine or the mains fuse has tripped.
When the motor is overloaded, the overload protection will automatically push out the green
start button.
6. The red stop button may have been pressed unintentionally.
7. Just try to push the green start button again. Check through the window to see whether the
blade shaft is not again starting up.
8 . Should the motor make an abnormal humming noise, this may point to a blockage and the
issue must be further investigated or an official ELIET dealer must be consulted.
9. Should the green start button immediately protrude again, this may mean that the motor is
still overheated and that you should allow it to cool down.
10. Should there be no reaction when you press the star button and the motor does not seem
to want to get started, this may mean that one of the safety switches has been deactivated.
Check whether the collection box has been correctly positioned and whether the window
elements have been correctly mounted. If the machine does not want to start up after
checking these two points, consult your official ELIET dealer. (Find an authorized ELIET
dealer near you by visiting www.eliet.eu.)
Perform the work more carefully in the future in order to avoid jamming of the machine.
Should you notice a strange noise after the machine starts up, immediately stop the machine to
prevent consequential damage. Stop the motor, disconnect the plug and investigate the cause of
the defect. Before proceeding, have the necessary repairs performed.
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10.
Transporting the machine
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Caution :
Before transporting the machine, check
whether the hinge joint for the wheel undercarriage has been firmly tightened.
• Do allow only responsible adults move or transport the machine.
• In addition, do make sure children, persons untrained in the use of the machine or animals do
not enter within 3 m radius when transporting the machine.
• If you wish to move the machine, always wait until the content of the chipping chamber has
disappeared regardless of the quantity this may entail. Ensure the feed-in opening is free of
branchy material.
Caution :
In order to move the machine, slightly tilt it so that feed-in opening will be
pointing towards you. This will increase the risk that chippings are projected.
Therefore, ensure the chipping chamber empties completely and switch off the
machine as a precaution. Always wear safety goggles.
95 cm
• When moving the machine over greater distances (over 1 m), always take care to turn off the
motor.
• When chipping, the machine should be
resting on its wheels and the tubular frame
(its working set-up). Grab the handle on the
hopper and tilt the machine backwards so
that it is only resting on the wheels when
you wish to transport the machine.
• Tilt the machine by approximately 30°
or until the handle is more or less 95 cm
from the ground. There will be an excellent
30°
distribution of weight in this position on
the wheels and you will not really feel the
weight of the machine.
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• If you wish to move the machine over a large distance, always first empty the collection box
before moving the machine. (See § 9.5.)
• You can push the machine forward but the preferred option is to pull the machine behind you.
• If you need to move the machine over a raised bit or a threshold, that is, when the height
difference is less than the radius of the wheel, pull it uniformly over the threshold. Always be
carefully to ensure that the wheel frame cannot be damaged. If the threshold is higher than
half the wheel diameter, lift the machine over the threshold.
Warning :
The machine weighs a good 40 kg. Which means that you should make sure to
hold the machine as close to your body as possible first and then you must lift
using your leg muscles. (Lift keeping your back straight and bend your legs at
the knees.) Know your own capability. The simple fact of lifting things beyond
your personal capacity for a few centimetres may do serious damage to your
back. Seek assistance when lifting things that are too heavy for you.
• If you need to take the machine down from a threshold, never allow it to move freely and in an
uncontrolled way from this height. This may deform the wheelbase or cause damage.
• Never use the machine for transporting objects or people.
• It is critical to judiciously select the traffic route in such a way as to release yourself from the
worries of tripping up over some obstacles. Preferably, the transportation route is flat and
even-surfaced.
• Never drive or put the machine on a surface that cannot support the machine and the person.
(For your information : Take into account a net weight of 45 kg for the machine.)
• Use slip resistant ramps to load the machine into a van or a trailer each with a width of at least
250 mm. Place the ramps at approximately 200 mm apart from each other.
•
•
•
•
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Ensure that the ramps are securely attached to the vehicle or trailer.
Ensure there is a sufficiently large run-out distance behind the ramps (4 m).
Ensure the parking brake of the vehicle is on.
The angle of the ramp may never exceed 15°.
• Be careful and composed when loading and unloading the chipper so that the machine does
not tip over and give rise to an accident.
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• When walking up a slope push the chipper out in front of you facing uphill.
• When going down a slope, push the machine in front of you.
• The maximum allowable lateral slope angle amounts to 10°.
• Make sure to properly secure the machine to the vehicle
during transportation. Use the tubular frame or the handle to
secure ropes.
• Remember that the machine has a
high centre-of-gravity when securing the machine in a van or on a
trailer. Ensure the chipper cannot
tilt over when taking a bend.
• The machine can be folded to its
storage set-up for moving it. (Read
Annex 1.)
• Always add a protective layer under
the housing so that it cannot be
damaged when setting up the machine in its position to be moved. (Mainly pay attention to the
sliding latch of the collection box.)
• Do not overload the vehicle. The chipper weighs approximately 45 kg net.
• The chipper can also be transported in the boot of your car. Also secure the machine appropriately in this case to ensure it cannot be damaged or that it cannot cause damage when braking
or taking a bend.
Caution :
Never try to lift the machine on your own (max. lifting weight per person = 30%
of the body weight). You should ensure you hold the machine as close to your
body as possible and then you must lift using your leg muscles. (Lift keeping
your back straight and bend your legs at the knees.)
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Maintenance
11.1
General
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11.
ELIET recommend that the machine should be brought to an official ELIET dealer for a major
overhaul each year. (Find an authorized ELIET dealer near you by visiting www.eliet.eu.) Your
ELIET dealer is always at your service for maintenance and advice. Your dealer will stock genuine
ELIET service parts and lubricants. Your dealer’s staff can always obtain advice and service from
ELIET’s helpdesk so that they can provide you with an impeccable after-sales service.
Caution :
Only use genuine ELIET replacement parts. These service parts are manufactured to the same strict quality control requirements and degree of craftsmanship as the original equipment. The list of original replacement parts and their
ordering code can be consulted online by visiting www.eliet.eu
Perform maintenance in a room intended for this purpose. This room must be
• Spacious
• Dust-free
• Easy access
• Clean and tidy
• Well lit
• Quiet
These characteristics are important to enable maintenance to be performed in an optimal manner.
Warning :
Maintenance performed in an incorrect manner can subsequently compromise
the safety of the operator. Damage or consequential damage that arises from a
lack of or from faulty maintenance will mean that the warranty shall no longer
apply. Therefore, have maintenance performed by engineers with experience and
who know what they are doing.
Caution :
Always ensure that the motor is switched off before performing maintenance work.
The extension cord must also always be disconnected from the power supply.
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Caution :
When performing maintenance, always wear gloves, and also safety glasses for
some operations. These are supplied as standard with the machine.
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11.2
Maintenance schedules
11.2.1 Special maintenance
A Special maintenance of the blades
The blades will take up their final position once they have been mounted on the blade shaft after
a short break-in period. This can cause the tension on the bolts to decrease, with the risk that
the blades may become dislodged between the blade plates. This can cause irrevocable fatigue
failure of the blade shaft. This must be prevented by scheduling extra maintenance after the brief
bedding-in period.
WHEN :
Within the first five operating hours after commissioning the new machine
Within the first 5 hours after reversing the blades
Within the first 5 hours after replacing the blades.
WHAT : Check the tightening torque of the 36 bolt connections securing the blades and tighten
them where required (torque loading : 10 Nm).
Caution :
Use a calibrated torque wrench.
Warning :
Should this special maintenance not be performed, the blades may become
loose while working. This will heavily damage your machine and represents a
great risk involving permanent injury or even death with regard to the user and/
or bystanders. Every damage and/or consequential damage as a result of this
negligence will fall outside the scope of the warranty.
TIP : We recommend disassembling the blade shaft to ensure you can do this quickly and efficiently. Read annex 3 : Blade shaft disassembly.
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11.2.2 Periodic maintenance schedule
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Caution :
Before performing any maintenance, stop the motor and disconnect the extension cord from the machine. Wear suitable clothing.
A. Daily maintenance
• Clean the machine (§ 11.3).
• Clean the cooling system (§ 11.3.).
• Inspect the blades and grind them if required (see § 11.4.2).
• Check the machine for signs of abnormal wear or fractures.
• Check the bolts for looseness (blades, wheels, bearings, motor, etc.).
B. Maintenance after 10 hours
• Daily maintenance (see § 11.2.2.A).
• Grind the blades (see § 11.4.2).
• Lubricate the sleeve bearing (see § 11.4.4).
C. Maintenance after 50 hours
• Perform the “Maintenance after 10 hours” if relevant (see § 11.2.2.B).
• Reverse the RESIST/6™ blades (see § 11.4.3).
• Replace the sleeve bearing (see § 11.4.4).
D. Maintenance after 100 hours
• Perform the “Maintenance after 50 hours” if relevant (see § 11.2.2.C).
• Replace the RESIST/6™ blades (see § 11.4.3.1).
• Replace the chipping chamber window cover (see § 11.4.4).
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11.3
Cleaning the machine
11.3.1
The importance of cleaning
Not cleaning the machine will lead to :
• Increased wear rate
• Increased risk of fire
• Reduced motor cooling
• Increased risk of short circuit
• Reduced performance
• Safety stickers becoming illegible
• Not noticing breaks or wear at an early stage
NOTE : You will no longer be entitled to any warranty should you fail to perform proper care and
maintenance on a daily basis.
Warning :
If the machine does not operate optimally, this can compromise the safety of
the user.
Warning :
Wood residue, chippings and fine dust can accumulate under the guards and
cause a fire due to being heated. Avoid such dirt near electric components or
the motor. Clean the machine thoroughly on a daily basis.
Caution :
Wear suitable clothing for cleaning. Gloves are required.
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ELIET recommend cleaning the machine after each use. We recommend using every cleaning
event to perform an inspection where you check component and machine integrity. You can,
thus, intervene on time to prevent faults and failures. This will ensure that the service life of your
machine is improved.
11.3.2
What does cleaning mean ?
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Check the whole of the machine when cleaning and
subject it to an inspection if required. Check that
the parts are not deformed, welded seams are not
cracked, and that parts do not exhibit excess play.
Important items :
• Blade shaft welding seams
• Bolts for blade attachment
• Blade shaft retaining bolt
• Condition of the nylon bearing
• Condition of the chipping chamber cover
• Thread of the rotary knob for the see-through
window
• Anti-projection flaps in feed hopper
• Condition of the collection box
• Condition of the plug
If any problems are found, first conduct the necessary replacements and/or repairs. Visit your
official ELIET dealer. (Find an authorized ELIET dealer near you by visiting www.eliet.eu.)
Cleaning the machine means more than just cleaning the outside. Open all protections so that
you can also clean the concealed areas.
Special attention must be paid to the following items :
• The cooling air intake of the motor must be spotless
at all times. Ensure that none of the air intakes are obstructed. Vacuum clean particles, if required, that can
be found behind the intakes.
• Check whether fine wood dust has deposited itself in
the circulation of the cooling air of the motor.
• Check for any damage to visible electric wiring and
connections and switching components.
• The accumulation of dirt (chippings, wood residue, dust,
sand, stuck on garden waste, etc.) inside the machine
must be removed. Use a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner to remove this dirt.
• Dirt build-up around the blade shaft should be removed to make sure it can not hamper motor
bearing sealing. To find out how to open and close the chipping chamber, read annex 2.
• Remove all dirt that has become stuck to the inside of the chipping chamber.
• Clean the see-through window and lubricate the nylon bearing.
• Using a dry cloth, remove any dirt from the frame. Pay special attention to places where stickers
with safety messages are displayed. (Do not use any cleaning products that affect paint or stickers.)
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• Stickers used to indicate safety messages that are no longer legible, must be immediately
replaced. Obtain these original stickers from your ELIET dealer. (Part numbers can be found in
section 7.1.)
• Compressed air is a handy tool to easily blow out and, thus, clean a number of parts.
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Caution :
Compressed air may damage the watertightness of specific electric components!
• Using a vacuum cleaner is efficient for removing dirt at locations that are not always easy to
access.
• It is categorically prohibited to pressure-wash the machine. An electric motor driven chipper
must never be cleaned with water. There is a serious danger of short circuit and electrocution.
Caution :
The motor must always be switched off and the extension cord must be disconnected from the electric mains when cleaning the machine. Wear suitable clothing when cleaning. Gloves are required.
Warning :
If safety guards need to be removed to perform maintenance work, refit them
correctly once the maintenance has been performed. Guards are provided to
ensure your safety.
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Maintenance procedures
11.4.1
Routine check of the blades
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11.4
Sharp chipping blades will give the machine optimum performance and provide maximum operating speed. Enhance your own work comfort by taking some time to check the blades, and if
necessary, sharpen them.
SHARP BLADES = MAXIMUM OUTPUT
• Before performing any maintenance, stop the machine and unplug the extension cord from the
machine.
Warning :
The blades may continue to rotate for a few seconds after the motor is switched
off. Always check whether the blade shaft has come to a complete standstill.
Caution :
Always wear gloves since blades can be razor-sharp.
• Open the chipping chamber (read annex 2).
Pay particular attention to the following :
Garden waste chipping with the ELIET chipping system takes
place in two steps. We first have the contact of the blades
with the garden waste when chopping takes place where
the cutting block can be found. The wood and garden waste
is cut in large, rough and irregular chippings during this
primary chipping (1). These large chippings will, subsequently, end up in the chipping chamber where they are
finely chopped to produce small chippings. This secondary
chipping (2) will continue until the chippings are considered
to be small enough to pass through the openings of the
calibrating sieve.
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Each of these chipping actions set certain criteria that the blades must meet for optimal chipping efficiency:
On the other hand, the form of the top of the blade is of
essential importance for the performance and the speed
of this primary chipping. The angle of the top of the blade
will determine the angle at which the wood is pulled inside
the chipping chamber. If this angle is rounded due to wear,
the blades must be reversed and/or replaced. (See 11.4.3.2
Reversing and replacing the blades.)
B) The issue is to have the chippings leave the chipping chamber
as quickly as possible with regard to the secondary chipping. The
chippings, therefore, must be quickly reduced until they are small
enough to pass through the openings of the calibrating sieve.
Every contact with the cutting area of one of the blades must,
therefore, ensure that the chippings become smaller. Therefore,
the sharper the full active cutting edge of the blades is, the
more efficient chipping will be. Regular grinding of the cutting
edge is, therefore, required.
Cutting edge toothing ensures that the cutting power of the
blades increases and the cutting edge remains sharp for a longer
period of time. It is very important to never grind away the teeth
when performing maintenance on the blades. (See 11.4.2 Grinding
the blades.)
The position of the blades on the blade shaft has been selected very specifically to obtain an
alternative chopping configuration with regard to primary chipping and the correct circulation of
the chippings in the chipping chamber with regard to secondary chipping. You must, therefore,
always ensure that you respect the original set-up when reversing or replacing blades.
(See § 11.4.3.2 where the rules are explained.)
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A) The top of the blade, in particular, is important with regard
to the primary chipping. Since the blades act as splitting
blades, the cutting angle is essential because this forms the
key that will cleave through the wood. The cutting angle of
the cutting edge of the blade is by preference 30°. The sharper the blade edge, the less resistance when splitting and the
smaller the cutting impact on the structure. This will ensure
considerably fewer vibrations and noise. This will also benefit
the load on the blade shaft and the bearings. The blades must
be regularly ground to guarantee the optimum cutting angle.
(See 11.4.2 Grinding the blades.)
11.4.2
Grinding the blades.
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Correct and timely grinding of the chipping blades will extend blade life. (ELIET recommend the
following : Grind after at least every 10 working hours.)
Preparatory warnings
• Always wear safety glasses and hearing protection when grinding blades. Wearing gloves is
also mandatory when performing any maintenance.
• NEVER rotate the blade shaft by grabbing the blades. Grab the protruding part of the blade
shaft to rotate.
• The blade has two cutting edges (reversible blade). This means that you must take into account
when grinding that there is another razor-sharp blade side.
• Disconnect the extension cord from the machine for your own safety.
• Open the chipping chamber (see Annex 2).
• Remove the blade shaft from the machine to grind blades (see annex 3).
• For safety’s sake, firmly clamp the blade shaft (i.e. in-between a bench vice) and ensure that
this cannot twist, move or fall unexpectedly during maintenance and, thus, injure someone.
For your information :
The blades do not have to be disassembled for grinding. Use
for this a small angle grinder equipped with a grinding disc
suitable for steel.
Caution :
Lit sparks will fly around when grinding the blades. They may start a fire. Bear
this in mind when selecting the work site. Never grind blades near fuel or lightly
flammable products. Always have available a fire extinguishing resource in the
immediate vicinity.
A blade has two sides.
• The front of the blade has the two chamfered cutting edges. (F)
• The rear clearly shows the tooth profiling of the cutting area. (R)
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(F)
(R)
As described in § 11.4.1, Checking the blades, a sharp blade edge and a
correct cutting angle are essential for efficient chipping. Blades must be
correctly ground to ensure these two features can be realised.
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• If blades become blunt, the sharp cutting edge will become worn
and will be upset to form a wider rib. (1)
• By grinding a little metal from the cutting edge, you can again
obtain a sharp cutting edge from this wide rib. (2)
• Grinding is performed by moving the grinding disc along the angled
(1)
cutting edge.
• Note : By regularly grinding, you will only have to grind away a
small adjustment of the metal each time to again obtain a sharp
cutting edge. This will ensure for very short grinding times and you
will always have the best possible cutting edge. (ELIET recommend
the following : Every 10 working hours.)
(2)
• Avoid grinding at the same location for a longer period of time. This
will prevent local discoloration of the blades, which would indicate
heating and, therefore, the material structure at these places will
change and the hardness will decrease.
• It is extremely important that the existing cutting angle be respected when grinding. (3 : Incorrectly ground blade)
(3)
• If the cutting angle is not maintained, blades will be stopped in the
wood due to a blunt angle (4) of an interrupted cutting angle (5) and a lot of power will be
lost. Too sharp a cutting angle (6, 7) will give rise to a weakened cutting edge and, therefore,
blade life will be considerably shortened (see figures 4, 5, 6 and 7).
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
• Never grind the rear side of a blade. The profiling is on the rear with
regard to RESIST/6™ blades. If you grind away the teeth, the blade will
lose a great deal of its cutting force.
• The top of the blade is subjected to the heaviest loads during chipping.
You should, therefore, grind them as little as possible to avoid weakening.
• After all, a little of the material is removed every time they are ground
and, therefore, the active cutting edge becomes smaller. You can
continue grinding up to halfway the width of the blade tip. If you exceed this limit, you will be
compromising blade life of the unused cutting edge. We recommend reversing the blades at
this point (see § 11.4.3 Reversing and replacing chipper blades).
• If the tip of the blade is rounded-off, chipping efficiency will be reduced. In this event, further
grinding of the blade serves no purpose. This is the time to reverse or replace the blades. (See
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§ 11.4.3 Reversing and changing blades.)
• After grinding, refit the blade shaft into the machine. (See Annex 3.)
• Carefully close the chipping chamber after grinding. (See Annex 2.)
11.4.3
Reversing and changing chipper blades
If the blades are regularly ground, a blade life of more than 50 hours can be guaranteed per cutting
edge. When one cutting edge is totally used, you can reverse the blade and you will have another 50
hours. If both blade edges are worn, replace the blade as a whole.
Caution :
Any entitlement to claim on the guarantee will be excluded in case of damage
or consequential damage that occurs due to faulty maintenance of the blades.
Consult your official ELIET dealer for advice if required.
11.4.3.1 Work method for reversing the blades
Warning :
Wear protective gloves as the blades are razor sharp!
• Stop the machine and disconnect the power supply extension cable from the machine.
Warning :
The blades may continue to rotate for a few seconds after the motor is switched
off. Always check whether the blade shaft has come to a complete standstill.
• Open the chipping chamber (see Annex 2).
• Remove the blade shaft from the machine to reverse the blades (see annex 3).
• For safety’s sake, firmly clamp the blade shaft (i.e. in-between a bench vice) and ensure that
this cannot twist, move or fall unexpectedly during maintenance and, thus, injure someone.
• There are a few rules that must be respected for reversing or replacing the blades. First we will examine in
detail the construction of the blade shaft to understand
the logic behind the rules:
• A NEO blade shaft has been constructed from two
identical blade discs that each contain 6 blades.
• Although the blade discs are identical, they are offset
90 degrees from each other around the central shaft.
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• The two blade discs have been welded on the central
shaft. This shaft is not symmetrically positioned with
regard to the volume of the two blade discs:
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- On one side, there is a long protruding shaft section in which a large
bore is provided that is meant for sliding on the motor shaft: This side
will be referred to as follows from now on : The motor side (M)” of the
blade shaft.
- On the other side, there is a short protruding shaft section. A cylindrical
chamfer has been provided at the end with a small M10 threaded hole
in the centre (10 mm diameter). We refer to this side as : The tightening
side (O) of the blade shaft.
• Take note that each blade has two sides.
Front (F) :The side with the chamfered cutting edge.
Back (R) : Side with the clearly visible tooth profile.
(F)
• It catches our attention that the orientation of each
blade is different on the blade disc. A special order
is involved when positioning blades. We recommend
numbering the blade positions to ensure the order is
respected when the blades are reversed.
• Blade discs can occupy six
different positions. Therefore,
the blades and the matching positions must be
numbered from 1 to 6 on the
blade holder using a pen.
(R)
1
6
2
5
4
3
• Always start numbering in clockwise direction (as viewed from the “tightening side”) from the
right blade position that has a small recess.
• Do the same for the second blade disc.
• Each blade is held in place with three M6 bolts. Fully loosen the nuts of each blade and remove
the bolts.
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For your information :
Remove and refit one blade at a time. This ensures that reversal is performed in
an orderly manner.
TIP : There are 36 bolt connections in each blade shaft. ELIET recommend using a pneumatic
ratchet wrench to quickly loosen these. Place a ring spanner on the bolt head and loosen the nut
using the ratchet wrench ratchet. (SW 10)
Caution :
If you loosen the bolt connections manually, avoid injuries to hands by using two
ring spanners with long handles. (SW 10)
• Replace damaged bolts and nuts immediately. (Part Nr. bolt : BS 511 000 618 ; nut : BS 502 000 600)
• Do not pull away the blades using your hands but use a self-grip wrench.
• It is useful to put a wedge (screwdriver) in-between the blade discs to ensure it is easy to
release them.
• Rotate the blade numbered 1 through 180° and fit it
into position 4. Rotate the released blade 4 through
180° back into position 1.
• Rotate the blade numbered 2 through 180° and fit it
into position 6. Rotate the released blade 6 through
180° back into position 2.
• Rotate the blade numbered 3 through 180° and fit it
into position 5. Rotate the released blade 5 through
180° back into position 3.
180°
180°
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• Repeat this procedure for the second blade disc.
• Always make sure to refit the bolts in the blade holders
in such a way as to ensure the nuts are on the tightening side. This will ensure the direction of rotation to
secure the blade shaft against loosening.
Caution :
After reversing the chipping blades, always check the bolts for correct tightness
after expiry of the first 5 hour run. Ignoring this operation may cause serious
injury and may even lead to death. The machine may also be significantly damaged.
11.4.3.2 Work method for replacing the blades
New sets of blades are available form your ELIET dealer under the following part number :
BU 401,100,102
•
Stop the machine and disconnect the power supply extension cable from the machine.
Warning :
The blades may continue to rotate for a few seconds after the motor is switched
off. Always check whether the blade shaft has come to a complete standstill
before removing the chipping chamber cover.
•
Open the chipping chamber (see Annex 2).
Warning :
Wear protective gloves as the blades are razor sharp!
• Remove the blade shaft from the machine to replace the blades (see annex 3).
• For safety’s sake, firmly clamp the blade shaft (i.e. in-between a bench vice) and ensure that
this cannot twist, move or fall unexpectedly during maintenance and, thus, injure someone.
• When replacing the chipping blades, simply remove the old ones and replace them with new
items.
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• You may not simply randomly reinstall the blades. A specific
order needs to be respected.
• Number the blade positions on the blade disc from 1 to 6 to
ensure mistakes cannot be made. Start numbering with the
right blade position that shows a notch and number clockwise (as viewed from the tightening side).
• Next, position the new blades as indicated in the drawing
below. Keep the position of sides F and R in mind.
6
5
6
2
4
(R)
(R)
1
3
(F)
(R)
1
(R)
2
(F)
5
2
1
3
(F)
4
3
6
(F)
(R)
4
(F)
5
(R)
(F)
• Before fitting a new blade in between the two
blade discs, first remove any dirt that may
have built up between both mating discs.
TIP : To do so, use a stripping knife and compressed air.
• Always fit new bolts and nuts when replacing chipping
blades. (This will also have been supplied when ordering a blade set.)
• Always make sure to refit the bolts in the blade holders
in such a way as to ensure the nuts are on the tightening side. This will ensure the direction of rotation to
secure the blade shaft against loosening.
Caution :
Incorrectly or poorly installed blades may lead to breakdowns or damage
to the machine. Operators and bystanders are also put at risk.
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Caution :
After replacing the chipping blades, always check the bolts for correct tightness
after expiry of the first 5 hour run. Failing to do this may have serious consequences for the operator and for the machine.
11.4.4
Lubricating or replacing the nylon bearing
The motor has 8 motor mount vibration absorbers to reduce the noise level during chipping.
These absorbers ensure that vibrations that
occur due to the chopping frequency on the garden waste is absorbed by these absorbers and
are not transferred to the machine’s housing.
The elasticity of these absorbers allows the
motor and the blade shaft to move slightly.
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• Follow the same procedure for the second
1 A
blade plate.
3 A
A
• Perform a check to verify whether the
2
blades have been installed correctly: ApA
ply the following rules :
A
1. All blades (2 per blade disc that have
A
been positioned at an angle on the
A
blade disc and are oriented towards
A
the wall of the chipping chamber must
3
always be pointing with their back (R)
A
A
towards this wall.
A
2. The blades (2 per blade disc) that have
A
been positioned at an angle and are
oriented towards the adjacent blade
disc must always have their backs (R) directed towards the other blade disc.
3. The blades that are in the straight position (2 per blade disc) must alternate between being
oriented towards the left and the right.
• When refitting the chipping blades check that all bolts are tight. (Read the graph with tightening torques in the annex.)
• Since the large number of retaining bolts, it is a good practice to check the bolts for correct
tightness before fitting the blade shaft. Mark a position using a pen on the nut so that you are
sure that they have all been tightened.
• The next time you start chipping, consideration should be given that new chipping blades take
time to stabilise. This means that the bolts will probably loose tension which, in turn, means
that certain blades will again become loose between the plates. Thus, retighten the blade
bolts within the first 5 operating hours of the machine. (Torque loading 10 Nm)
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The blade shaft is retained in its position by a nylon sleeve
bearing that is mounted in the window cover to limit the
blade shaft to move and to ensure that the blades do not
touch the chipping chamber.
When there is no load, the blade shaft will not come into
contact with the sleeve bearing. There is also a small air
gap between these two. When thicker branches are inserted, it may drag along the sleeve bearing for a moment
due to the pressure on the blade shaft. It is important to
apply lubricant on the sleeve bearing on a regular basis to prevent friction and heating of this
sleeve bearing:
• First, brush away old lubricant and small accumulations of dirt in the sleeve bearing. Use penetrating oil containing molybdenum disulphide to dissolve the lubricant.
• Examine the wear condition of the nylon bearing. Replace the bearing if wear rate is high (> 1 mm).
• Apply new lubricant. (Use a
simple sticky grease for this.)
This sleeve bearing may be
subjected to wear after so
many working hours and the
clearance between the bearing and the blade shaft may
increase. When this wear rate
becomes larger than 1 mm locally, the sleeve bearing needs
replacing. Failure to do so may give rise to consequential damage: Increased pressure on the motor shaft, increased pressure
on bearings and the chipping chamber may become damaged.
Proceed as follows to replace the sleeve bearing :
• The sleeve bearing is retained in the ring of the window cover
by two hooks. Two recesses have been provided in the window
where two square plugs fit on to the nylon bearing to prevent the
nylon bearing from turning.
• Press one of the hooks backwards using a flat screw driver.
At the same time, press on the
matching square plug using a
pointy object so that the nylon
bearing is released from the ring.
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• Now the nylon bearing can be
easily removed.
11.4.5
Replacing the screw of the see-through window
You can look into the chipping chamber of the machine. A two-part see-through window has been
provided to protect the operator: Chipping chamber cover + see-through window.
The chipping chamber cover fits seamlessly on the chipping chamber and is kept in place by the
see-through window.
The see-through window is, in turn, kept in its
position by a plastic bolt. This plastic bolt is
very important because it is a safety feature.
This bolt ensures that a safety switch is
activated when it is fully tightened to ensure
that the chipping chamber cannot be opened
when the machine is operational. When the
bolt is loosened, the safety switch will interrupt the power supply and the machine will be
switched off.
The thread profile of the bolt may be damaged should the
plastic bolt be injudiciously tightened. This means that you
can no longer tighten the bolt or that you cannot switch on
the supply voltage when you tighten it. The bolt must then
be replaced:
• The screw button will remain secured to the see-through
window with a single lock clip and is pushed back by a
spring at all times.
• Drive two screw drivers as a wedge between the lock clip
and the window. Break the lock clip away from its position and unscrew it completely.
• Ensure you do not lose the spring when you remove the
bolt. (Should you lose it, the part Nr is BV 902 030 010.)
• Order the bolt with number BR 930 010 200 and the lock clip with number BD 010 000 100 at
your authorized ELIET dealer .
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• The nylon bearing can be ordered quoting the following order number : BR 930 010 060.
• Should one of the hooks of the window cover have broken off, replace it. The window cover can
be ordered by quoting order number : BR 930 010 050.
• After replacing the nylon bearing, lubricate it slightly.
• Before refitting the window cover, clean the shaft journal of the blade shaft.
• To close the chipping chamber, read Annex 2.
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• Refit the bolt in the provided hole of the window. Refit the spring as indicated in the above
drawing.
• Screw the lock clip on to the thread all the way. Note :
The lips of the lock clip should be facing the bolt.
• If you come to the end of the thread, press the lock
clip on to the cylindrical part of the handle until you
hit the small stop.
• Lightly lubricate the stud of the bolt after installation
of the new bolt so that it can be screwed on smoothly.
• Check the safety switch for correct operation before
putting the machine back into operation.
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12.
Winterizing the machine
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Winterizing preparations
• Clean the machine (see § 11.3 Cleaning the machine).
• Perform the maintenance tasks defined for after 10 hours (see § 11.2.2.B Maintenance after 10
working hours).
Storage place features
• Only store the machine inside in a dry area protected against the rain.
• The temperature inside the winterization area must be between 5° and 40°C.
• Ensure the machine is not within the reach of children.
• Never leave the machine connected to the electric mains when it is winterized.
• Never position the machine in the immediate environment of a heat source or a naked flame.
(Keep at least a 2 m distance.)
Winterization
• The NEO has been designed in such a
way that the use of space when it is
stored can be optimised. By folding the
wheel undercarriage, you can half the
height of the machine, thus, ensuring
it can be stored in a compact room/
space. (Read Annex 1.)
• The folded machine can be placed on
the ground or hung from a rack.
• The machine can even be hung from
the wall : To this effect, an optional
suspension hook is available (part Nr.
MA 001 001 033) at your authorized
ELIET dealer.
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• Fold the machine to obtain its most compact format to suspend the machine (read Annex 1).
• Ensure that the rotary knob of the hinge joint is
firmly tightened before you suspend the machine.
• The machine weighs more than 40 kg. By preference, two persons should lift the machine and hang
it from its tubular frame from the NEO wall hook.
Caution :
Never try to lift the machine on your own (max. lifting weight per person = 30
% of the body weight).
Warning :
The machine weighs a good 40 kg. Which means that you should make sure to
hold the machine as close to your body as possible first and then you must lift
using your leg muscles. (Lift keeping your back straight and bend your legs at
the knees.) Know your own capability. The simple fact of lifting things beyond
your personal capacity for a few centimetres may do serious damage to your
back. Seek assistance when lifting things that are too heavy for you.
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13.
Equipment Specifications
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NEO
NEO2
Motor
230 V / 1~ / 50Hz
230 V / 1~ / 50Hz
NEO3
400 V / 3~ / 50Hz
W/PK DIN Power
2500 W / 3.5
3000 W / 4
3500 W / 4.8
Rated current In (A)
10
13
7
Motor brake
Yes
Yes
Yes
Capacity
Max. Ø 30 mm
Max. Ø 35 mm
Max. Ø 35 mm
Chopping speed (chopping movements/min)
36000
36000
Yield (full wheelbarrows/hour)
10
12
8
Blade shaft
36000
Two discs with in total 12 blades
12 ELIET RESISTTM blades
Blades
Chipping technology
ELIET patented Chopping Principle™
Chipping width
130 mm
130 mm
130 mm
Tranmission (rotor)
Direct
Direct
Direct
Feed-in opening
multilobe (4 x 45 mm)
Ø 200 mm
Ø 200 mm
Feed height
1,140 mm
1,390 mm
1,390 mm
Feed-in safety provision
Trap-shaped
anti-projection flaps
Anti-projection flaps
Anti-projection flaps
Collection box
50 l
50 l
50 l
Durability
Thermal motor protection
Nominal dimensions (LxWxH)
700 x 600 x 1,230 mm
800 x 600 x 1,470 mm 800 x 600 x 1,470 mm
Storage dimensions (LxWxH)
700 x 600 x 750 mm
800 x 600 x 1,100 mm 800 x 600 x 1,100 mm
Noise reduction
Anti-vibration motor mounts (AVC™)
Sound power Lw(A)
94 dB(A)
Guaranteed dB(A)
Weight
40 kg
43 kg
Wheels
250 x 65 mm (Alu/EVA)
250 x 65 mm (Alu/EVA) 250 x 65 mm (Alu/EVA)
43 kg
Accessories
paddle
-
-
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Annexes
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B1
Folding the machine in its storage position
The machine has been designed with a folding undercarriage to compactly store the machine
and/or to transport the machine in a boot of a car. This ensures that the machine’s dimensions
can be significantly reduced:
H
H
L
L
B
NEO :
NEO2 & NEO3:
B
Normal dimensions :
LxWxH:
700 mm x 600 mm x 1,230 mm
Storage dimensions :
LxWxH:
700 mm x 600 mm x 750 mm
Normal dimensions :
LxWxH:
800 mm x 600 mm x 1,470 mm
Storage dimensions :
LxWxH:
800 mm x 600 mm x 1,100 mm
The wheelbase is mounted hinged on the
housing to ensure the machine can be
folded. At either end of the tubular frame
there is a plastic hinge joint that pivots in
the housing.
This plastic hinge joints have an external toothed clamp whereas the pivot point in the housing
has an internal toothed clamp. To lock the machine in a position, firmly press these two toothed
clamps into each other using the rotary knob on the right-hand side of the machine.
For safety’s sake,, only two places are provided where the toothed clamps fit into each other
perfectly. This ensures that only two set-ups are possible :
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1. Working set-up
The wheels and the tubular frame rest on the floor. The housing (upper part) of the machine is positioned straight into
the extension of the tubular frame. Line marking has been
provided on the housing and on the hinges. In the working
set-up, the line markings are in each other’s extension.
Caution :
This is the only set-up in which the machine may be used to chip.
2. Storage set-ups
There are two ways in which the machine can be stored in a compact way :
a) The most compact storage formula (lockable)
The folding procedure is slightly more complex but the most compact dimensions can be obtained. This set-up is ideal for transportation or hanging from a wall. The housing will rest on the ground and
the tubular frame is turned around the hinge with the wheels so
that the housing is enclosed.
b) Fast storage formula
This is a fast and easy procedure but will not put the
machine in the most compact format. This set-up is suitable when storing the machine under a table or shelf. The
wheelbase will remain on the ground and the upper part
of the machine is tilted forward until the hopper is resting on the ground. Depending on the application, you can
choose the appropriate storage set-up.
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3. Proceed as follows :
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Caution :
Always switch off the motor and disconnect the extension cord from the power
supply when you fold the machine.
Warning :
The machine weighs a good 40 kg net. The upper part of the machine will no
longer be a close fit to the wheel base with the pivot hinge unscrewed and
removed. You should therefore, take care and hold it at all times. A machine that
falls down may damage the housing. This damage is not covered by the warranty
conditions.
• Pull the sliding latch upwards and slide
the collection box out of the machine.
• Set up the machine in an area where
you have sufficient room (6 m2).
• Turn the screw button of the pivot
hinge anti-clockwise to release it.
Unscrew so that a free play of 1 mm is
achieved between the screw button.
• Hold the machine from the handle so
that it cannot fall over while loosening
the pivot hinge.
a) Folding the machine to obtain the most compact of storage format
• Place yourself to one side of the machine with your legs slightly
open to fold the machine in its most compact of storage formats
(a). Place a foot against the front of the wheel frame so that it
cannot move forwards during the manipulation.
• Grab the machine with one hand using the handle and use your
other hand to grab at the bottom at the front of the machine.
Caution :
You must be able to hold the weight of the machine with regard to the following
movement. The machine weighs a good 40 kg. If you do not think you can manage this weight, ask for assistance and perform the movement with two people.
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• Lift and move the upper
part of the machine approximately half a metre
forward so that the
wheelbase tilts over the
front tube that is pressing against your foot.
• Next, take the upper
part to the ground until
this is resting near the
bottom with its open bottom.
• Next, turn the wheel frame towards the machine until the tube nearly touches the hopper. Here
you will notice that there is a point where the toothing inside the pivot hinge clicks into each other.
• Now turn the rotary knob clockwise to tighten the pivot hinge in this position.
Caution :
The machine will partially rest on the sliding latch of the collection box in this position. Do not, therefore, slide the machine
on its side to avid breaking off this sliding
latch or the sliding guide. Such breaks are
not covered by the warranty. Use the wheel
frame to lift the machine completely to
move it.
Position this on a soft substrate when you store it
(cardboard, cloth, polystyrene, etc.)
• Loosen (turn anticlockwise) the rotary knob to put
the machine in the upright position in its working
position.
• Fold the wheel frame to the back until the front
tube of the wheelbase is resting on the ground.
• Go and stand behind the machine and place your
foot on this front tube.
• Now grab the handle with one hand and pull the
upper part of the machine towards you while you
take a step back.
• The machine will turn around the front tube until the wheels are again on the ground.
• Pay attention and hold the upper part of the machine with your free hand so that it will not tilt
forward.
• Tilt the upper part until the two marking lines on the housing and on the hinge joint are in
each other’s extension.
• Keep the machine in this position and firmly tighten the rotary knob clockwise.
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b) Folding using the fast storage format
• Also position yourself to one side of the machine and place
your foot in front of the bottom tube of the wheel base.
• Loosen the rotary knob (anticlockwise) until you obtain a
space of approximately 1 mm. Be careful that the upper part
of the machine does not tilt out of its position unexpectedly.
• Grab the machine by the handle and tilt the upper part of the
machine around the pivot point forward.
• Tilt the machine down for the hopper to rest on the ground
(NEO2 & NEO3) or against the tubular frame (NEO).
• Slightly tighten the rotary knob (clockwise) ; however, in this
position the pivot hinge will not securely lock into the toothed
clamp.
• Simply loosen the rotary knob to put the machine in the
upright position. (anticlockwise)
• Go and stand behind the machine and position your foot
against a wheel of the machine.
• Grab the handle and pull the upper part towards you so that it
tilts over the pivot point and is upright.
• Tilt the upper part until the two marking lines on the housing
and on the hinge joint are in each other’s extension.
• Keep the machine in this position and firmly tighten the
rotary knob clockwise.
B2
Opening and closing the chipping chamber
A. Opening the chipping chamber
Caution :
Prior to opening the chipping chamber, always make sure to switch off the motor and to disconnect the extension cord.
OPENING THE SEE-THROUGH WINDOW = MOTOR SWITCHED OFF
Warning :
Once the chipping chamber has been opened, there is the likelihood of contact
with sharp blades. Always wear gloves when performing maintenance.
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• Completely loosen the rotary knob until it
retracts.
• Turn and open the see-through window until
it abuts against the housing.
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Caution :
Ensure that you do not hit the open see-through window during maintenance.
This may cause the pivot point to break.
• Inspect the rotary knob for thread damage. Replace, if required.
(Read § 11.4.6.) (Order number BR 930 010 200)
• Pull the central cylinder on the chipping chamber cover backwards
and prize it somewhat up and down if it feels tightened.
• After removing the cover, check it for any damage. Replace, if required. (Order Nr. BR930 010 050)
• Also inspect the nylon bearing for excessive wear. Replace, if required.
(Read § 11.4.4.) (Order Nr. BR 930 010 060)
• Clean the chipping chamber cover.
• Remove dirt (fine dust and wood residue) that has deposited on
the inside of the external ring of the cover.
• Also clean the edge of the chipping chamber on the outside
where the cover is slid across.
B. Closing the chipping chamber
It is extremely important that a lot of attention is paid to the correct closing of the chipping chamber. The chipping chamber cover
and see-through window form a double-wall safety screen for the
operator and bystanders. An incorrect installation may represent
a danger of serious injury.
• The chipping chamber cover is equipped with two thicker areas
on the external ring. These two ridges only allow one positioning
when refitting this cover on the chipping chamber.
• Position the ring of the cover uniformly over the external edge of
the chipping chamber.
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• Make sure the wedge on the external edge of the
cover fits in the recess of the housing.
• Firmly but uniformly press the external ring of the
cover until it can be felt to abut against the edge of
the chipping chamber over the entire circumference.
The cover should not protrude beyond the housing].
Caution :
If the chipping chambe is not refitted, the safety system will not allow you to
start up the machine. Should this fail, immediately stop working and consult
your official ELIET dealer.
• Turn and close the window. If this is not possible because it is hitting the cover, firmly press the
cover.
Caution :
There are short ribs on the inside of the seethrough window that ensure the chipping
chamber cover does not slide off of the chipping
chamber. If a few of these ribs have broken off,
replace the see-through window as a precaution.
(Consult your authorized ELIET dealer.) (Order Nr.
BR930 010 070)
• If the see-through window hits the stop, screw the
screw button in to secure it.
• Apply a little lubricant on the plastic thread.
• Ensure that the plastic thread and the thread in the
metal insert of the housing are tight fits so that it
cannot be damaged when it is screwed in.
• If you notice that screwing in is difficult, stop and first
check the condition of the screw thread. Replace the
screw button, if required. (Read § 11.4.6.)
• At that point, the machine can again be safely started.
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B3
Removing the blade shaft
• Always switch off the machine and disconnect the extension cord from the machine prior to
removing the blade shaft.
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Caution :
You will come in contact with the blades when performing this maintenance.
They may be razor sharp and, therefore, there is a real danger of injuring your
hands. Wear quality gloves.
• Open the chipping chamber (see Annex 2).
• It is essential to block the blade shaft safely prior to loosening
and removing the central clamping bolt (M8) of the blade shaft.
To this effet, the machine comes supplied with an accessory (Part
Nr. MA 001 001 034).
• The accessory is a V-shaped plate with four protruding legs. The
calibrating sieve can be found where the first two rows of holes
can be found. Slide the small plate with the short side first at the
bottom of the chipping chamber in-between the blade tips until it
can be felt to abut against the back wall of the chipping chamber.
• Press the plate downwards for the legs to fit into 4 of the matching holes of the two first rows of the calibrating sieve.
• An obstacle, this accessory will keep the blade shaft from rotating
both in clockwise and anticlockwise directions.
• Place a 13 mm nutdriver (with either a manual or a pneumatic
ratchet) on the central bolt head that secures the blade shaft to
the motor shaft. Unscrew anticlockwise] the bolt and completely
remove it from the blade shaf.
• Insert an M10 bolt, 130 mm in length, into the central hole of the blade shaft (clockwise, SW17)
until it can be felt to abut against the motor shaft.
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• Tighten the bolt further whilst releasing the conical clamp fixing coupling the blade shaft to
the motor shaft. Once some stress is put on the bolt, axially hit the bolt head with a hammer.
This impact can be sufficient to loosen the clamping. If this is not the case, repeat this procedure until the is released.
• Once the clamping force has been removed, you can displace the blade shaft from the motor
shaft. Do not grab the shaft by the blades but grab the shaft journals to manipulate the blade
shaft.
• Always make sure the shaft journals cannot be damaged or deformed when holding a blade
shaft in a bench vice bench vice for maintenance. They may cause problems afterwards when
refitting the blade shaft to the motor shaft.
• With the blade shaftremoved, inspect and clean the motor shaft. If rust occurs, use fine
grained abrasive paper to remove the rusted parts.
• Refit the blade shaft in the machine and fit it as far as possible to the motor shaft. Lightly tap
the shaft with a plastic hammer.
• Apply a little lubricant to the clamping bolt (M8) and turn it in the centre shaft bore pre-drilled
in the motor shaft. (Clockwise)
• Securely tighten the bolt, using a ratchet wrench, to a torque of 25 Nm.
• Remove the metal accessory from the chipping chambe and close it. (Read Annex 2.)
Caution :
Check the clamping bolt of the blade shaf for correct tightening torque after the
first time the machine has been used. Failure to do so can cause the blade shaft
to become loose on the motor shaft and this may cause extensive wear.
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B4
Reversing the supply polarity of the plug
The NEO3 is equipped with a 3-phase motor. The machine comes with a standard plug (16 amp)
fitted on the left and suitable for connection to a 3-phase 380V supply.
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This red CEE plug has 5 pins: L1, L2, L3, N, and PE.
The extension cord connects to this plug that, in turn, connects to the home power supply. Depending on the wiring connection of the lines (of both the extension cord and the mains), motor
direction can be reversed.
How to check and adjust this?
• Start the motor after connecting the
extension cord and check whether the
blade shaft is not running in the wrong
direction. Check by looking through
the see-through window whether the
blade shaft is rotating anti-clockwise. If
so, you do not need to do anything.
• If the blade shaft rotates in the wrong
direction, that is, clockwise, you can
easily reverse the motor direction by changing any two of the
incoming 3 phase connections.
• To do so, always disconnect the extension cord from the machine.
• The plug on the machine has phase reversing pins. You will notice
that the bottom two line pins are mounted on a white disc.
• There is a short groove of 8 mm at the centre in-between the two
pins. Insert a flat screw driver under this groove.
• Next, press the screw driver deeper into the groove so that it
shifts approximately 2 mm deeper. At the same time, turn the
screw driver 180° (anti- or clockwise). This will cause the white
disc to turn by a turn and the two pins to change positions.
• Remove the screw driver from the plug and reconnect the extension cord.
• Start the motor and make sure the blade shaft rotates anti-clockwise.
Always perform this test when you change extension cords or main wiring connections.
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B5
Maintenance schedule
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This list contains the routine maintenance that must at least be performed to ensure the machine is kept in good conditions. Repairs or replacements after a break or becoming faulty of a
part must also be performed in addition to this maintenance.
Routinemaintenance
Clean the machine.
Maintenance
after 100 hours
Maintenance
after 50 hours
Maintenance
after 10 hours
Daily maintenance
§ 11.3
§ 11.3
§ 11.3
§ 11.3
§ 11.4.1
§ 11.4.1
§ 11.4.1
§ 11.4.1
§ 11.3.2
§ 11.3.2
§ 11.3.2
§ 11.3.2
Inspect the blades and sharpen them if
required.
Check the machine for signs of abnormal
wear or fractures.
Grind the blades.
§ 11.4.2
Lubricate the sleeve bearing
§ 11.4.4
Reverse the RESIST/6™ blades.
§ 11.4.3.1
Replace the sleeve bearing.
§ 11.4.4
Replace the RESIST/6™ blades.
§ 11.4.3.2
Replace the chipping chamber window cover.
§ 11.4.4
Warning :
Failure to perform this routine maintenance may cause the machine not to work
as it should. Damage may be caused and the operator and/or third parties will
be running increased risks. ELIET EUROPE NV cannot be held liable for the consequences that failure to perform maintenance would entail. You may also loose
your entitlement to claim on the warranty.
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B6
List with torque values
Bolt head acc. to. DIN 931,912 ed.
Thread
Strength
8.8
Fine thread
10.9
M4
3,0
4,4
M5
5,9
8,7
M6
10
15
M8
25
36
M10
49
72
M12
85
125
M14
135
200
M16
210
310
M18
300
430
M20
425
610
M22
580
820
M24
730
1050
M27
1100
1550
M30
1450
2100
M8 x 1
27
39
M10 x 1.25
52
76
M12 x 1.5
89
130
M14 x 1.5
145
215
M16 x 1.5
225
330
M18 x 1.5
340
485
M20 x 1.5
475
680
M22 x 1.5
630
900
M24 x 2
800
1150
M27 x 2
1150
1650
M30 x 2
1650
2350
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Normal thread
(where friction factor µ = 0.14)
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B7
Hazard analysis
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Below you will find a list of dangers and risks that are linked to storing away, transporting or
using the chipper. Take note of these dangers and avoid these risks by following the instructions
contained in this manual. Be aware that it is not just the user who runs a risk but also third parties can be exposed to these risks. Ensure that bystanders are always kept at a safe distance.
• Injury to hands due to reaching into the infeed opening past the anti-projection flaps.
• Injury due to the projection of chippings through the feed-in opening because the anti-projection flaps have been pressed open.
• Danger of suffering heavy injuries or death because a machine part (blades, bolts, etc.) have
become loose because there has been a lack of checking and maintenance.
• Dander of suffering injuries due to projection along the feed and discharge sides after a foreign object has been introduced (stone, metal, textile, PVC, etc.).
• Injuries caused by chippings flying out from the discharge opening when the machine is in
operation.
• Cutting injuries to hands due to injury from the blade shaft coasting to a stop on opening the
chipping chamber.
• Cutting injuries to hands when disassembling the blade shaft.
• Cutting injuries due to the blade shaft falling after being disassembled.
• Strangulation or constriction by loose clothing getting caught in moving parts.
• Injuries caused by the machine tipping due to unsafe transport.
• Danger of suffering burns due to chippings and wood residue that is blocking the cooling air ducts.
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Irritation of the airways or lung problems due to inhaling the dust produced.
Hearing disorder due to insufficient protection of the ears during the work.
Bruising or injury when feeding materials, due to the power of the blades on the wood.
Bruising or injury due to the kick-back of wood when being introduced in the feeding hopper.
Mental disturbance or rheumatic disorder due to shredding for a long time at a time without
taking breaks.
Joint pain due to vibration transfer when continuously inserting thick branches.
Injuries following contact with the blades for blockage clearance, maintenance or cleaning the
machine.
Back problems caused by lifting the machine in an irresponsible way.
Danger due to bruising or injury when the machine falls shut when injudiciously folding it.
Injury due to a fall while driving over a substrate that cannot carry the weight of a person and
machine.
Electrocution danger due to working in rainy weather or under conditions of water shock on
the machine.
Danger of short circuit or electrocution because of using an incorrect or damaged extension
cord, the wrong plug, faulty earthing or an electric mains protection that has not been applied.
Danger of electrocution through contact with damaged wiring within the machine housing.
This is not a comprehensive list and is provided for information purposes only to safeguard the
safety of the user.
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B8
Troubleshooting :
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The motor will not start.
• The blade shaft is blocked.
• Chipping chamber cover is missing.
• The see-through window has not been shut.
• The collection box has not been (or has been incorrectly) slid in.
• The motor is overheated.
• The extension cord is too long.
• The motor is not connected to the mains.
• The mains fuse has tripped.
• The motor is faulty.
• Electric components on the machine are faulty.
The motor stalls while working.
• The stop switch has been pressed unintentionally.
• The plug connected to the mains has become disconnected.
• The rotor has jammed on the wood.
• The chipping chamber is blocked.
• The collection box has slid to the rear.
• The motor is too hot and the safety switch has switched it off.
• The mains fuse has tripped.
• Problem with the motor or an electric component on the machine.
Reduced chipping power
• Extension cord too long (too much loss of power due to resistance).
• Additional electric loads on the same mains network reduce power.
• Blades are blunt.
• Incorrectly mounted blades.
• Blockage of the discharge.
• Collection box is full.
Production of abnormally long fibrous chips.
• Blades are blunt.
• Blades have been incorrectly mounted.
• In-feed is too fast.
• The sieve has not been adjusted to the type of garden waste.
• The blade shaft has broken or is deformed.
Heavy vibrations on the machine
• A machine part is loose.
• Anti-vibration isolator broken off.
• The blade shaft imbalance (check the blades)
• Blade shaft has become loose.
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• Irregular wear and tear of the chipping blades.
• One of the motor bearings is faulty.
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The rotor does not rotate.
• A piece of wood has blocked the blade shaft.
• The discharge is blocked.
Increased sound level
• There is a foreign object in the machine.
• A machine part is loose.
• The blade shaft has become loose and it has moved.
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EC Declaration of Conformity
ELIET NEO
Model Number:
MA 001 011 911
MA 001 012 911
MA 001 011 912
MA 001 011 913
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Machine :
This machine has been designed and manufactured to comply with the following European CE
regulations:
"EN 13683 : Garden Equipment – Integrally powered shredders/chippers – Safety"
ELIET machinefabriek hereby declares that after performing a hazard analysis, it is fully aware
of the potential hazards and risks associated with the machine. In this knowledge, the necessary steps have been taken in line with Machine Directive 98/37/EEC in order to ensure absolute
operator safety for the operator, when the machine is used correctly.
The assessment of the sound power level and the guaranteed sound power level as determined
in European Directive 2000/14/EC, annex III was carried out in accordance with the measurement
instructions of EN 13 683.
Measured sound power level : 92.8 dB(A)
Guaranteed sound power level : 94 dB(A)
Date : 01/01/09
Signature :
Frederic LIETAER
Managing director ELIET EUROPE NV
ELIET EUROPE NV
Diesveldstraat 2
B – 8553 Otegem, Belgium
Tel. +32 56 77 70 88 - Fax +32 56 77 52 13
info@eliet.eu - www.eliet.eu
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B 10. Warranty conditions
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Dear Customer,
We thank you for purchasing an ELIET product. Congratulations on your purchase of this machine which is sure to meet your expectations and needs over the coming years. At Eliet, we do
everything to ensure that our products function correctly. That is why your product qualifies for
a two year guarantee.
What is warranty ?
At Eliet, we have strict quality rules on designing and manufacturing products. The priorities given
by these rules are to guarantee a long service life and permanent safety. That is why at Eliet, we are
willing to repair at no charge hidden defects or faults during the whole run-in period (aka the warranty
period), provided the prescribed procedure is followed.
Warranty conditions
ELIET’s warranty obligations for new machines is governed by the following conditions.
I. Warranty period
The warranty period starts the day the dealer delivers the machine to the customer (maximum
one week after the purchase) and expires :
• after two years of private use.
• after twelve months or 100 running hours of rental use.
• after twelve months or 100 running hours in semi-professional or in professional use.
To be eligible to obtain warranty the customer is invited to register the newly purchased machine
with ELIET. You should complete the registration card online on Eliet's webiste : www.eliet.eu.
If you don't have access to the Internet, please complete the attached registration card in its
entirety and return it to ELIET.
II. What is covered by the warranty ?
• Wear items are not covered by the warranty conditions : (such as blades, bearings, belts,
chains, gearwheels, tyres, bulbs, fuses, etc).
• If failures are found to be caused by improper use, neglect or consequential damages by an
external source (fall, chippings, foreign objects, accident).
• If failures are found to be caused by improper maintenance of the machine, that is not in accordance with the prescribed periodic maintenance.
• When a defect is caused by improper repair made by anyone other than an authorized ELIET
dealer or after using not genuine Eliet service parts.
• When the defect is caused by making improper changes to the original design of the machine.
• When the fault develops when the machine has been used not in accordance with the instructions contained within this manual.
• When the prescribed warranty procedure has not been adhered to or when the warranty pe80
riod has expired.
• For all problems relating to the motor, please contact an authorized service centre of the
engine manufacturer.
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III. Procedure
• Step 1 : On the date of purchase, the customer should register his/her purchase online by
completing the registration card at www.eliet.eu. In addition, the enclosed registration card
should be completed in its entirety on the day of purchase. The first part of the form should
be returned to ELIET within one month. The customer should keep all remaining parts of the
card along with the purchase invoice for the duration of the warranty period.
Step 2: In the event of a defect becoming apparent, the customer shall have this verified by
the authorized ELIET dealer. If the dealer feels that there is a factory defect, the dealer may
invoke the warranty, under the terms specified.
Step 3 : Every warranty application must be accompanied by a fully completed official application form. Copies of this warranty application are available to dealers at ELIET or even at an
importer/agent.
Step 4 :The dealer then orders the parts needed to perform the repairs. Next, the dealer faxes
the order form together with the completed warranty form and a copy of the registration card.
Step 5 : The warranty form should be stapled to the purchase invoice and mailed to ELIET or
an importer/agent of ELIET.
Step 6 : ELIET will send the parts ordered to the dealer under the regular delivery and payment conditions.
Step 7 : The defective part will be examined by the technical department first prior to approving or rejecting the warranty. ELIET reserve the right to solely decide whether or not the customer has complied with the conditions for the validity of this guarantee, i.e. 1 year or 2 years.
Faulty components shall become the property of ELIET.
Step 8 : When a warranty claim is found to be valid, ELIET will credit the warranty parts. Customers shall never be entitled to apply for a refund of labour costs.
IV. In case of damage caused by transport
• All goods are supplied ex factory. Transport risks are borne by the customer. It follows, that
ELIET highly recommend to check the goods for damage on arrival.
• Any damage found should be stated on the delivery form before signing. Make sure the driver
of the haulage company puts his signature next to the damage on your copy.
• In the absence of a written and signed declaration on the delivery form, the insurance of the
haulage company will not accept any liability.
• Damages can be claimed from the hauler using a copy of the delivery form and a covering letter stating your complaint.
• The damaged machine should be kept in its original condition until the hauler's insurer has
performed any examination.
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