C (C.2)
C (C.1)
2 x 2,0 m (79 in.) - B 26/32 series
2 x 1,5 m (60 in.) - B 42/52 series
165 mm (6,5 in.) - B 26/32 series
175 mm (6,9 in.) - B 42/52 series
BEFORE USING THE MACHINE. Keep for future reference
1. GENERAL INFORMATION������������������������������������� 1
2. SAFETY REGULATIONS���������������������������������������� 2
3. GETTING TO KNOW THE MACHINE��������������������� 4
3.1 Description of the machine and planned use� 4
3.2 Safety signs���������������������������������������������������� 5
3.3 Product identification label ���������������������������� 5
3.4 Main components������������������������������������������� 5
4.ASSEMBLY������������������������������������������������������������� 6
4.1 Assembly components����������������������������������� 6
4.2 Handle assembly ������������������������������������������� 6
4.3 Fitting/removing cutting means and specific
guards������������������������������������������������������������ 6
4.4 Mounting the rod (models with separate rod)� 8
5.CONTROLS������������������������������������������������������������ 8
5.1 Engine start/stop switch��������������������������������� 8
5.2 Throttle control lever��������������������������������������� 8
5.3 Throttle safety lever���������������������������������������� 8
5.4 Throttle shutter button (optional)�������������������� 8
5.5 Handle for manual start���������������������������������� 8
5.6 Choke lever (starter)��������������������������������������� 8
5.7 Primer control button�������������������������������������� 8
6. USING THE MACHINE������������������������������������������� 8
6.1 Preparation����������������������������������������������������� 8
6.2 Safety checks������������������������������������������������� 9
6.3 Startup����������������������������������������������������������� 9
6.4 Operation����������������������������������������������������� 10
6.5 Advice on operation������������������������������������� 11
6.6 Stop������������������������������������������������������������� 11
6.7 After operation���������������������������������������������� 11
7. ROUTINE MAINTENANCE����������������������������������� 11
7.1 General�������������������������������������������������������� 11
7.2 Preparing the fuel mixture���������������������������� 12
7.3 Refuelling����������������������������������������������������� 12
7.4 Cleaning the machine and the engine���������� 12
7.5 Cleaning the air filter������������������������������������ 13
7.6 Spark plug ��������������������������������������������������� 13
7.7 Angle transmission��������������������������������������� 13
7.8 Nuts and bolts���������������������������������������������� 13
8. EXTRAORDINARY MAINTENANCE�������������������� 13
8.1 Cutting means maintenance������������������������� 13
8.2 Replacing the cutting line head�������������������� 13
8.3 Sharpening the line cutting knife ������������������ 13
8.4 Tuning minimum speed�������������������������������� 14
8.5 Carburettor��������������������������������������������������� 14
9. STORING THE MACHINE������������������������������������ 14
10.HANDLING AND TRANSPORT���������������������������� 14
11.ASSISTANCE AND REPAIRS������������������������������� 14
12.WARRANTY COVERAGE������������������������������������� 15
13.MAINTENANCE TABLE���������������������������������������� 15
14. PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION������������������������������� 15
Some paragraphs in the manual contain
important information regarding safety and
operation and are emphasized in this manner:
NOTE or IMPORTANT these give details
or further information on what has already been
said, and aim to prevent damage to the machine.
symbol highlights danger. Noncompliance with the warning could lead to
personal and/or third party injury and or damage.
The paragraphs highlighted in a square with
grey spots indicate the optional characteristics
not on all models documented in this manual.
Check if the characteristic is on this model.
Whenever reference is made to a position
on the machine such as "front”, "back”,
"left” or "right” hand side, this is determined
from where the operator is working.
1.2.1 Figures
The figures in these instructions for
use are numbered 1, 2, 3, etc.
Components shown in the figures
are marked A, B, C, etc.
A reference to component C in figure 2 is
written: “See fig. 2.C” or simply “(Fig. 2.C)”.
The illustrations are given as a guide only. The
actual parts may vary from those shown.
1.2.2 Headings
The manual is divided into chapters and
paragraphs. The title of paragraph “2.1 Training”
is a subheading of “2. Safety regulations".
References to headings or paragraphs are
marked with the abbreviation chap. or par. and the
relevant number. Example: “chap. 2” or “par. 2.1”.
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–– Keep the petrol and fuel mixture in
approved fuel containers, in a safe place,
away from any naked lights or heat sources.
–– Keep the containers out of
the reach of children.
–– Keep the containers free of grass,
leaves, or excessive grease;
–– Do not smoke when preparing the
mixture, when filling up/topping up
with fuel or when handling the fuel.
–– Do not inhale fuel fumes.
–– Use a funnel to top up with
fuel only in the open air.
–– Never remove the tank cap or add
fuel while the engine is running
or when the engine is hot.
–– Open the fuel tank slowly to allow the
pressure inside to decrease gradually.
–– Do not take a naked flame to the tank’s
opening in order to see the tank’s contents.
–– if you have spilled some fuel, do not
attempt to start the engine but move
the machine away from the area of
spillage and avoid creating any source
of ignition until the fuel has evaporated
and fuel vapours have dissipated.
–– Always put the tank and fuel container
caps back on and tighten well;
–– Immediately clean up all traces of fuel
spilt on the machine or on the ground.
–– Never start the machine in the same
place in which you refilled it with fuel; the
engine must be started in an area at least
3 metres from where you refuelled.
–– If fuel is spilt on clothing, change
clothing before starting the engine.
Become acquainted with the controls
and the proper use of the machine. Learn
how to stop the machine quickly. Failure
to follow the warnings and instructions
may result in fire and/or serious injury.
• Never allow children or persons
unfamiliar with these instructions to
use the machine. Local regulations
may restrict the age of the operator.
• Never use the machine if the user is tired
or unwell, or has taken medicine, drugs,
alcohol or any substances which may slow
his reflexes and compromise his judgement.
• Bear in mind that the operator or user is
responsible for accidents or unexpected
events occurring to other people or their
property. It is the user’s responsibility
to assess the potential risk of the area
where work is to be carried out, and
to take all the necessary precautions
to ensure his own safety and that of
others, particularly on slopes or rough,
slippery and unstable ground.
• If the machine is sold or lent to others, make
sure that the operator looks over the user
instructions contained in this manual.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Always wear slim-fitting protective clothes fitted with shear-proof protection devices, antivibration gloves, helmet, protective goggles,
half-mask respirator, protective earplugs, cut
resistant safety boots with non–slip soles.
• Never wear scarves, shirts, necklaces,
bracelets, clothing that is loose fitting
or has hanging cords or ties or any
hanging or flapping accessory that
could catch in the machine or in any
objects or materials in the work area.
• Tie your hair back if it is long.
Work area/Machine
• Thoroughly inspect the entire work
area and remove anything that could be
thrown by the machine or damage the
cutting means/rotating parts (stones,
branches, iron wire, bones, etc.).
Internal combustion engines: fuel
DANGER! Petrol and the fuel mixture are
highly flammable!
Work Area
• Do not operate the engine in a confined
space where dangerous carbon
monoxide fumes can develop. All starting
operations must be performed in an
open or well ventilated area! Always
remember that exhaust gases are toxic!
• When starting up the machine, do not direct
the silencer and therefore the exhaust
fumes towards flammable materials.
• Do not use the machine in environments at
risk of explosion, in the presence of flammable
liquids, gas or powder. Electrical contacts
and mechanical friction can generat.
• Work only in daylight or with good artificial
light in good visibility conditions.
• Keep persons, children and animals away
from the working area. Get another adult
to keep the children under supervision.
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• Check that there is nobody within 15
metres of the machine’s range of action
or within 30 metres for heavier cutting;
• Where possible, avoid working on
wet, slippery ground or in any case on
uneven or steep ground that does not
guarantee stability for the operator;
• Pay particular attention to uneven
ground (humps, hollows), slopes, hidden
hazards, or the presence of obstacles
that could compromise visibility.
• Be very careful near ravines,
ditches or embankments.
• Always work across the face of the slope
and never up and down it, being very careful
when changing direction, making sure the
cutting means is always downstream.
• Look out for traffic when using
the machine near the road.
• When working, the machine must always
be firmly held in both hands, keeping the
power unit on the right of the body and the
cutting group below the line of the belt.
• Always use caution and take on a
firm and well-balanced position.
• Never run, always walk.
• Always keep the machine connected
to the harness when working.
• Always keep hands and feet away
from the cutting means, when starting
and when using the machine.
• Warning: the cutting means continues
to rotate a few seconds even after
it has been disengaged or the
engine has been switched off.
• Be careful of flying debris coming
from the cutting means.
• Take care not to hit the cutting means
against foreign objects/obstacles. Kickback
can occur if the cutting means contacts an
obstacle/object. This contact can cause
a rapid backward motion, pushing the
cutting means up and towards the operator.
Kickback can cause the operator to lose
control of the machine, leading to serious
consequences. Kickback can be avoided
by taking proper precautions as given below:
–– Hold the machine firmly in both hands
and position your body and arms so that
you can resist the force of a kickback;
–– Do not overreach and do not cut
above the line of the belt;
–– Only use replacement cutting means
specified by the manufacturer;
–– Follow the manufacturer’s maintenance
instructions for the cutting means.
• Beware of injuries caused by devices
used to cut the line length.
• Do not touch the engine parts, which
heat up during use. Burns hazard.
• To avoid the risk of fire, do not leave the
machine with the engine hot on leaves,
dry grass or other flammable material.
• If something breaks or an accident
occurs during work, turn off the engine
immediately and move the machine away
to prevent further damage; if an accident
occurs with injuries or third parties are
injured, carry out the first aid measures
most suitable for the situation immediately
and contact the medical authorities for any
necessary health care. Carefully remove
any debris which could cause damage or
injury to persons or animals if ignored.
• The noise and vibration levels shown
in these instructions are the maximum
levels for use of the machine. The use of an
unbalanced cutting means, excessive speed
of movement, the absence of maintenance
have a significant influence on noise
emissions and vibrations. Consequently,
it is necessary to take preventive steps to
eliminate possible damage due to high levels
of noise and stress from vibration. Maintain
the machine well, wear ear protection
devices, and take breaks while working.
• Prolonged exposure to vibrations can
cause injuries and neurovascular disorders
(also called “Raynaud’s syndrome” or
“white hand”), especially to people suffering
from circulation disorders. The symptoms
can regard the hands, wrists and fingers
and are shown through loss of sensitivity,
torpor, itching, pain and discolouring of
or structural changes to the skin. These
effects can be worsened by low ambient
temperatures and/or by gripping the
handgrips excessively tightly. If the symptoms
occur, the length of time the machine is used
must be reduced and a doctor consulted.
Use limitations
• Do not use the machine if you are unable
to hold it with both hands or keep it
steady on your legs while working.
• Never use the machine with damaged,
missing or not correctly positioned guards.
• Do not alter the engine adjustments, nor
over-run it. If the engine is forced to work
with an excessive number of rotations,
the risk of personal injury increases.
• Do not strain the machine too much and
do not use a small machine for heavyduty work. If you use the right machine,
you will reduce the risk of hazards and
improve the quality of your work.
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Ensure regular maintenance and
correct storage to maintain machine
safety and high performance level.
Never use the machine with worn or
damaged parts. Faulty or worn-out parts
must always be replaced and never repaired.
Only use original spare parts: the use of
non-original and/or incorrectly fitted parts
will compromise the safety of the machine,
may cause accidents or personal injuries
for which the Manufacturer is under no
circumstance liable or responsible.
This machine is a garden tool, namely a
portable brush cutter/grass edge trimmer
with combustion engine for home use.
• To reduce the risk of fire, regularly check
the machine for oil and/or fuel leaks.
• Be careful during adjustment of the
machine to prevent entrapment of the
fingers between the cutting means
and fixed parts of the machine.
The operator is able to hold the machine
with the aid of a harness and can operate
the main controls, always keeping a safe
distance from the cutting means.
The machine is essentially composed of an
engine which, employing a transmission shaft
enclosed in a tube and an angle transmission,
drives a cutting means that is configured in
various ways for carrying out different functions
3.1.1 Intended use
• Do not store the machine with fuel in the tank
in an area where fuel vapours could reach a
naked light, a spark or a strong heat source.
• To reduce fire risks, do not leave
containers with debris inside a room.
This machine was designed and manufactured for:
• cutting grass and non-woody vegetation with
a nylon line enclosed in a cutting line head;
• cutting tall grass, dry branches, twigs
and woody shrubs of up to 2 cm diameter,
with the aid of metal or plastic blades;
• use by one operator.
3.1.2 Improper use
Safeguarding the environment must be an
overriding priority of machine use, to benefit the
community and the environment we live in.
• Avoid being a disturbance to the
neighbourhood. Use this machine at
reasonable times of the day only (not
early morning or late evening when the
noise could cause disturbance).
• Adhere strictly to local regulations
governing the disposal of packaging, oil,
fuel, filters, damaged parts or any other
element which may have an impact on
the environment; this waste should not be
disposed of along with standard household
waste, but must be disposed of separately
and sent to special waste disposal
facilities for handling and recycling.
• Scrupulously comply with local
regulations and provisions for the
disposal of waste materials.
• When the machine is withdrawn from service,
do not dump it in the environment, but take
it to a waste disposal facility in accordance
with the local regulations in force.
Any other usage not in keeping with the aforementioned ones may be hazardous and harm
persons and/or damage things. Examples of
improper use may include, but are not limited to:
• using the machine for sweeping;
• trimming hedges or other jobs in which the
cutting means is not used at ground level;
• pruning trees;
• using the machine with the cutting
means above the operator’s belt level;
• use of the machine for cutting
non-plant material;
• using of cutting means different from the
directions in the Technical Data table.
Danger of serious injuries and wounds.
• use of the machine by more than one person.
IMPORTANT Improper use of the machine
will invalidate the warranty, relieve the
Manufacturer from all liability, and the user
will consequently be liable for all and any
damage or injury to himself or others.
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WARNING! Petrol is flammable.
Allow engine to cool at least 2
minutes before refuelling.
3.1.3 User types
This machine is intended for use by
consumers, i.e. non-professional operators.
The machine is intended for "DIY" use only.
Beware of blade thrust.
WARNING! - Keep away
from hot surfaces.
The machine has various symbols on it
(fig. 2). They are used to remind the operator
of the behaviour to follow to use it with
the necessary attention and caution.
Meaning of symbols:
use this machine correctly can be
hazardous for oneself and others
IMPORTANT Any damaged or illegible
decals must be replaced. Order replacement
decals from an authorised assistance centre.
WARNING! Read the instruction
manual before using the machine.
The product identification label holds
the following data (fig. 1):
Anyone operating the machine
under normal conditions for
continuous daily use may be
exposed to a noise level equal
to or exceeding 85 dB (A). Wear
ear protectors, safety goggles
and a protective helmet.
Wear gloves and safety boots!
any people or pets at least 15 m
away when using the machine!
Maximum cutting means speed.
Do not use circular saw blades.
Danger: Using circular saw
blades on models that are not
designed for them exposes
the user to the danger of very
serious or even fatal injuries.
Sound power level
Conformity marking
Year of manufacture
Manufacturer’s reference model
Type of machine
Serial number
Name and address of Manufacturer
Emission number
Article code
Write the identification data of the
machine in the specific space on the
label on the back of the cover page.
IMPORTANT Quote the information on
the product identification label whenever you
contact an authorized service workshop.
IMPORTANT The example of the
Declaration of Conformity is provided
on the last pages of the manual.
The machine is made up of the
following main components (fig. 1):
A. Engine
B. Drive tube
C. Cutting means
1.Cutting line head
2.3-point blade
D. Cutting means guard
E. “MONO” front handle
F. “MONO” rear handle
G. Leg guard barrier
H. “DUPLEX” handle bar
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I. Connection point (of the harness)
J. Harness
1.Single belt
2.Double belt
K. Angle transmission
L. Blade protection (for transport)
4.2.2 Assembly of “DUPLEX” handle
1. Loosen the central knob (fig. 4.A)
and remove the capfig. 4.B).
2. Insert the handle bar (fig. 4.C), making
sure that the controls are on the right.
3. Set the handle bar in the most comfortable
working position and lock it using the
cap (fig. 4.B) and knob (fig. 4.A).
4. Fit the casing of the controls (fig. 4.D)
to the cable tie(fig. 4.E).
IMPORTANT The safety regulations to
follow during machine use are described
in Chapter 2. Strictly comply with these
instructions to avoid serious risks or hazards.
NOTE By loosening the knob (fig. 4.A), you can
turn the handlebar to reduce its size for storage.
For storage and transport purposes, some
components of the machine are not installed
in the factory and have to be assembled after
unpacking. Follow the instructions below.
Wear protective gloves.
Unpacking and completing the
assembly should be done on a flat and stable
surface, with enough space for machine
handling and its packaging, always making
use of suitable equipment. Do not use the
machine until all the instructions in the
“ASSEMBLY” section have been carried out.
The packaging includes assembly components.
4.1.1 Unpacking
1. Cautiously open the packaging, paying
attention not to lose components.
2. Consult the documentation in the
box, including these instructions.
3. Remove all the unassembled
parts from the box.
4. Remove the brush cutter from the box.
5. Dispose of the box and packaging in
compliance with local regulations.
4.2.1 Assembly of "MONO" front handle
1. Position the cap (fig. 3.A) inserting
the pin (fig.3.A1) in one of the
holes on the drive tube.
2. Assemble front handle fitted with leg guard
barrier (fig. 3.B) using the screws (fig. 3.C),
taking care to maintain in position the
two antivibration half bearings (fig.3.D)
3. Fully tighten the screws (fig. 3.C).
4.3.1 Choosing cutting means
and specific guard
Every cutting means must
be fitted with a specific guard, as
indicated by the following directions
in the Technical Data table.
Choose the most suitable cutting means for the
job to be done, according to these general indications:
• the cutting line head can eliminate tall
grass and non-woody vegetation near
fences, walls, foundations, pavements,
around trees, etc. or to completely clean
a particular area of the garden;
• the 3-point blade is suitable
for cutting brushwood and small
shrubs up to 2 cm in diameter;
• the saw blade (if permitted)
allows small woody parts to be cut
and small trees to be felled.
IMPORTANT When the cutting
means has to be changed, dismantle
all the elements of the device.
4.3.2 Fitting the guard on the
cutting means (cutting line
head, 3-point blade)
IMPORTANT Whenever you use this
protection, make sure that the plate of the
transmission tube (fig. 5.B, fig. 5.E) is assembled.
1. Unscrew the screws (fig. 5.A).
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2. Position the guard (fig. 5. C) on the holes of
the plate (fig. 5. B) of the drive tube (fig. 5. D).
3. Fix the guard (fig. 5. C) by fully
tightening the screws (fig. 5. A).
NOTE On the guard of the cutting means
(fig. 1.D) there is the following symbol:
Indicates the rotation direction
of the cutting means.
4.3.3 Fitting the guard on the cutting
means (saw blade, if permitted)
This guard must not be used
for other cutting devices.
1. Remove the guards that may have
been used for other cutting devices.
2. Remove the plate of the transmission
tube (fig. 5. B) and save the
corresponding screw (fig. 5.E).
3. Position the support of the saw-blade
guard (fig. 6.A) on the transmission
tube (fig. 6.B), making sure that the
pin (fig. 6.C) enters correctly into the
matching hole in the tube (fig. 6.D).
4. Fasten the support (fig. 6.A) utilising the
screw (fig. 6.E) and tighten it fully.
5. Position the guard (fig. 6.F) on
the holes of the support.
6. Fix the guard (fig. 6.F) by fully
tightening the screws (fig. 6.G).
4.3.4 Fitting and removing cutting means
4.3.4.a Fitting cutting line head
1. With the spacer (fig. 7.A.1) correctly fitted
on the shaft, fit the inner ring nut (fig. 7.A)
and the outer ring (fig. 7.D) in the indicated
direction, making sure that the inner ring
nut's grooves match perfectly with those
of the angle transmission.(fig. 7.B).
2. Insert the supplied wrench (fig. 7.C) in
the specific hole of the inner ring nut
(fig. 7.A), then turn the ring nut by hand
and push the wrench (fig. 7.C) until it
enters the hole of the angle transmission
(fig. 7.B), blocking rotation.
3. Fit the cutting line head (fig. 7.H),
screwing it anticlockwise.
4. Remove the wrench (fig. 7.C)
to restore rotation.
Adjusting the cutting means guard:
5. Fit the additional guard (fig. 7.E), inserting
the couplers into the respective seats
of the cutting means (fig. 7.F) and
pressing until a click is heard; then fasten
in place using the screw (fig. 7.G).
IMPORTANT When using the cutting line
head, the additional guard (Fig. 7.E) must always
be fitted, with line cutting knife (Fig. 25.A), .
4.3.4.b Removing cutting line head
1. Insert the supplied wrench (fig. 7.C) in
the specific hole of the inner ring nut
(fig. 7.A), then turn the ring nut by hand
and push the wrench (fig. 7.C) until it
enters the hole of the angle transmission
(fig. 7.B), blocking rotation.
2. Remove the cutting line head (fig. 7.H) by
unscrewing it clockwise, making sure not to
slide the spacer (fig. 7.A.1) off the shaft.
4.3.4.c Fitting 3-point blade, saw
blade (if permitted)
Apply the guard to the blade.
1. With the spacer (fig. 8.A.1, fig. 9.A.1)
correctly fitted on the shaft, fit the inner
ring nut (fig. 8.A, fig. 9.A) in the indicated
direction, making sure that the inner ring
nut's grooves match perfectly with those of
the angle transmission.(fig. 8.B, fig. 9.B).
2. Fit the blade (fig. 8.C, fig. 9.C) and the
outer ring nut (fig. 8.D, fig. 9.D) with
the flat part towards the blade.
3. Insert the supplied wrench (fig. 8.E, fig.
9.E) in the specific hole, then turn the
blade by hand (fig. 8.C, fig. 9.C) and
push the wrench (fig. 8.E, fig. 9.E) until it
enters the hole of the angle transmission
(fig. 8.B, fig. 9.B), blocking rotation.
4. Fit the cup (fig. 8.F, fig. 9.F) and fully
tighten the nut (fig. 8.G, fig. 9.G) in an
anticlockwise direction (25 Nm).
5. Remove the wrench (fig. 8.E,
fig. 9.E) to restore rotation.
Adjusting the cutting means guard:
6. Remove the additional guard (fig. 8.H - if
it has been fitted) by loosening the screw
(fig. 8.J) and releasing the snap-fitted
couplers in the cutting means (fig. 8.I).
4.3.4.dRemoving 3-point blade,
saw blade (if permitted)
Apply the guard to the blade.
1. Insert the supplied wrench (fig. 8.E, fig.
9.E) in the specific hole, then turn the
blade by hand (fig. 8.C, fig. 9.C) and
push the wrench (fig. 8.E, fig. 9.E) until it
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enters the hole of the angle transmission
(fig. 8.B, fig. 9.B), blocking rotation.
2. Loosen the nut (fig. 8.G, fig. 9.G) clockwise
and remove the cup (fig. 8.F, fig. 9.F).
3. Remove the outer ring nut (fig. 8.D, fig.
9.D), then remove the blade (fig. 8.C, fig.
9.C) and the inner ring nut (fig. 8.A, fig.
9.A), making sure not to slide the spacer
(fig. 8.A.1, fig. 9.A.1) of the shaft.
1. Pull out the stop pin (fig. 10.A) and push
the lower part of the rod (fig. 10.B) right
down until the stop pin (fig. 10.A) in the
hole (fig. 10.C) of the rod. This is easier
to do if you rotate the bottom of the rod
(fig. 10.B) slightly in both directions.
The pin (fig. 10.A) is in place when it
is completely lodged in the hole.
2. Once inserted, tighten the knob
(fig. 10.D). securely.
Used to turn on the engine
when cold (fig. 12.D).
Enables manual starting of the
engine (fig. 12.I; fig. 13.I).
Used to turn on the engine when cold. The
starter has two positions (fig. 12.E; fig. 13.E):
position B - the starter is
engaged (for cold start)
position A - the starter is not
engaged (normal warm start)
Press the rubber button of the primer
to inject fuel into the carburettor intake
manifold to facilitate startup when the
engine is cold (fig. 12.F; fig. 13.F).
Used to start and stop the engine. The switch
has two positions (fig. 12.A; fig. 13.A):
STOP - the engine stops and
cannot be restarted.
START - the engine can start and run.
IMPORTANT The safety regulations to
follow during machine use are described
in Chapter 2. Strictly comply with these
instructions to avoid serious risks or hazards.
Enables the speed of the cutting means
to be adjusted (fig. 12.B; fig. 13.B).
IMPORTANT The machine
is supplied without fuel.
The throttle control lever (fig. 12.B; fig. 13.B)
can be used only if the throttle safety lever is
pushed at the same time (fig. 12.C; fig. 13.C).
The correct running speed will be achieved
by pressing the throttle control lever (fig.
12.B; fig. 13.B) as far as possible.
Before using the machine:
1. check that there is fuel For preparing
the mixture, methods and refuelling
precautionsent(see paragraph 7.2
and paragraph 7.3).
2. wear the harness correctly
(see paragraph 6.1.1).
The throttle safety lever (fig. 12.C;
fig. 13.C) enables the throttle control
lever (fig. 12.B; fig. 13.B).
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6.1.1 Using harnesses
The harness must be put on before
connecting the machine to the special
coupling and the belts must be adjusted
to suit the operator’s height and build.
Always use a harness that is suited
to the weight of the machine:
- for machines weighing less than 7.5 kg,
single or double belt models can be used;
- the double belt model must be used for
machines weighing more than 7.5 kg.
Handles (fig. 1.E; 1.F 1.H)
Cutting means
guard. (fig. 1.D)
Connection point of
the harness (fig. 1.I)
Quick release (fig.
11.A.2; 11.B.2)
Screws on the machine
and on the cutting means
Spark plug cap (fig.
12.H; fig. 13.H)
Undamaged and fitted
correctly on the spark plug
Electric cables and
spark plug cable
Undamaged to
prevent sparks.
Push the throttle control
lever (fig. 12.B; fig. 13.B)
and the throttle safety
lever at the same time
(fig 12.C; fig. 13.C).
The cutting means
(fig. 1.C.1, 1.C.2) must
not move when the
engine is running idle.
The levers must move
freely and not be forced.
Release the throttle
control lever (fig. 12.B;
fig. 13.B) and the throttle
safety lever at the same
time (figs 12.C; fig. 13.C).
The levers must return
automatically and rapidly
to the neutral position
and the engine must
return to running idle.
Press the engine
start/stop switch (fig.
12.A; fig. 13.A)
The switch must
easily move from one
position to the other;
Press the throttle control
lever (fig. 12.B; fig. 13.B)
6.2.1 General check
Air filter (fig. 21.A)
Metal blade (if
fitted) (fig. 1.C.2)
Start the machine
(par. 6.3)
• Models with double belt
The belt (fig. 11.B) must be worn with:
– the machine’s support and snap-hook
coupling on the right side (fig. 11.B.1);
– the quick release in front (fig. 11.B.2);
– the belts cross-over on the
operator’s back (fig. 11.B.3);
– the buckle properly fastened on
the left side (fig. 11.B.4).
The belts must be tensioned so that the load
is evenly distributed on the shoulders.
Always carry out the
safety checks before use.
Not damaged or worn.
6.2.2 Machine operating test
• Models with single belt
The belt (fig. 11.A) must go from the
left shoulder to the right hip.
Run the following safety checks and
check that the results correspond to
those outlined on the tables.
Cutting means (figs.
1.C.1; 1.C.2)
the throttle control
lever remains locked
(fig. 12.B, fig. 13.B).
If any of the results fails to comply
with the following tables, do not use the
machine! Take it to a service centre to
be checked and repaired if necessary.
Clean, dry and fixed
firmly to the machine.
Suitable for the cutting
means used, fixed
correctly and firmly to
the machine, not worn/
deteriorated or damaged.
Correctly positioned.
Efficient. Must enable
the machine to be
freed rapidly in the
event of danger.
Correctly tightened
(not loose)
Before starting the engine:
1. Place the machine firmly on the ground.
2. Remove the guard of the cutting
means (fig. 1.L)(if used).
3. Make sure the blade (1.C.2)(if used) does
not touch the ground or other objects.
6.3.1 Startup from cold
A “cold” start of the engine means
starting it after at least 5 minutes from when
it was switched off or after refuelling.
IMPORTANT To prevent distortions, the
drive tube must not be used as a support
for the hand or knee during startup.
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IMPORTANT To avoid breaking the starter
cable, do not pull the whole length of it or
let it slide along the edge of the cable guide
hole. Release the starter grip gradually,
to prevent it flying back uncontrollably.
the harnesses correctly, grip the machine firmly
and make the movements required by the job.
1. Turn switch (fig. 12.A; fig. 13.A) to «I».
2. Switch on the starter (fig. 12.E; fig. 13.E)
by turning the lever to position «B».
3. Press the primer device button (fig. 12.F; fig.
13.F) 3 or 4 times to prime the carburettor.
Make sure that the hole is covered by
your finger when pressing the bulb.
4. only for models with throttle shutter: Push the throttle control lever (fig. 12.B)
and the throttle safety lever at the same
time (fig. 13.C) and keep them in this
position whilst pressing the throttle shutter
button (fig. 12.D); release the levers so
that the button remains pressed.
5. Hold the machine firmly on the ground
with one hand on the power unit,
in order not to lose control of the
machine during startup (Fig. 14).
6. Pull the starter grip slowly for 10 - 15 cm until
you feel some resistance, then tug it a few
times until you hear the engine turn over.
7. Switch off the starter (fig. 12.E; fig. 13.E)
by turning the lever to position «A».
8. Pull the starter grip again until
the engine starts as normal.
only for models with throttle shutter:
Use the throttle control lever (fig. 12.B)
briefly to disconnect the throttle (fig.
12.D) and make the engine run idle.
only for models without throttle
Use the throttle
control lever (fig. 13.B) briefly.
10.Let the engine run idle for at least 1
minute before using the machine.
IMPORTANT If the starter grip is pulled
repeatedly with the starter on, it may flood
the engine and make starting difficult. “
If the engine floods (see paragraph 7.6).
6.3.2 Warm start
When warm starting (immediately after stopping
the engine), follow the procedure indicated above
in points 1 - 5 - 8 of the previous procedure.
NOTE Before tackling a mowing job for the first
time, get to know the machine, learn the most
suitable cutting techniques, make sure your wear
To operate with the machine,
proceed as described below:
• always keep the machine connected
to the correctly worn harness when
working (see paragraph 6.1.1).
• When working, the machine must always
be firmly held in both hands, keeping the
power unit on the right of the body and the
cutting unit below the line of the belt.
6.4.1 Work techniques
Cutting line head
Use ONLY nylon lines. The use of
metal lines, plasticised metal lines and/
or lines that are not suitable for the head
can cause serious injuries and wounds.
Do not use the machine for sweeping,
tilting the cutting line head. The power
of the engine could throw objects
and small stones 15 metres or more,
causing damage or injury to people.
a. Cutting in motion (Scything)
Proceed at a regular pace, with a circular motion
similar to a traditional scythe, without tilting the
cutting line head during the operation (Fig. 15).
First try cutting at the right height in a small
area, so as to then achieve a uniform cutting
height keeping the cutting line head at a
constant distance from the ground.
For heavier cutting it can be useful to tilt the
cutting line head to the left by about 30°.
Do not work in this way if there
is the possibility of causing objects
to be thrown, which could harm
people, animals or cause damage.
b. Precision cutting (Trimming)
Keep the machine slightly tilted so that the
lower part of the cutting line head does not
touch the ground and the cutting line is at the
required point, always keeping the cutting
means at a distance from the operator.
c. Cutting near fences/foundations
Move the cutting line head slowly
towards fences, posts, rocks, walls, etc.
without hitting them hard (Fig. 16).
If the line strikes a solid object it could
break or become worn; if it gets tangled
in a fence it could break suddenly.
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In any case, cutting around pavements,
foundations, walls, etc. can cause
greater wear than normal to the line.
NOTE Avoid using the machine at full
power for the first 6- 8 working hours.
IMPORTANT Stop the engine ( par.
6.5) when moving between work areas.
d. Cutting around trees
Walk round the tree from left to right,
approaching the trunks slowly so as not to strike
the tree with the line and keeping the cutting
line head tilted forward slightly. (Fig. 17)
Remember that the nylon line could lop off or
damage small shrubs and that the impact of the
nylon line against the trunk of bushes or trees
with soft bark could seriously damage the plant.
6.6 STOP
6.4.1.bAdjusting the length of the
cutting line head during work
This machine is fitted with a “Tap & Go” head.
To release more line, tap the cutting line head
against the ground with the engine at top speed:
the line will be released automatically and the
knife will cut off the excess length (Fig. 18).
6.4.1.c 3-point blade
Start cutting above the undergrowth and then
move down with the scything blade so as to
cut the brush into small pieces (Fig. 19).
To stop the machine:
• Release the throttle control lever (fig. 12.B;
fig. 13.B) and allow the engine to run at
minimum speed for a few seconds.
• Turn switch (fig. 12.A; fig. 13.A) to «O».
• Wait for the cutting means to stop
and then fit the blade guard.
When you have reduced throttle
speed to a minimum, it will take a few
seconds for the cutting means to stop.
The engine may be very hot immediately
after it is shut down. Do not touch. The
engine can cause burn injuries.
Saw blade (if permitted)
When using the saw blade,
where permitted, the specific guard
must always be fitted (cap. 4.3.3). The
blade must always be well sharpened
to reduce the risk of kickback.
When felling small trees, estimate the
direction in which the cut tree will fall, also
taking the wind direction into consideration.
To get a good result when felling small
trees, the cut must be made with a rapid
movement towards the branch or trunk to
be cut, with the engine at maximum revs.
Do not use the right-hand area of the
blade because there is a high risk of
kickback or the blade seizing up, due
to the direction of rotation (Fig. 20).
• Clean all traces of dust and debris
off the machine, (par. 7.4).
• Check there are no loose or damaged
components. If necessary, replace
the damaged components and tighten
any screws and loose bolts.
IMPORTANT Stop the engine ( par. 6.5),
remove the spark plug cap (fig. 12.H; fig.
13.H) and apply the blade protection device
whenever you leave the machine unattended.
• During use, the engine should be stopped
(paragraph 6.5) and weeds must be removed
periodically that have wrapped around the
machine to prevent the drive tube overheating
(fig. 1.B) because of grass lodged under
the guard of the cutting means (fig. 1.D).
Remove the lodged grass with a screwdriver
to allow the drive tube to cool properly.
IMPORTANT The safety regulations to
follow during machine use are described
in Chapter 2. Strictly comply with these
instructions to avoid serious risks or hazards.
Before performing any
maintenance operations:
• Stop the machine;
• Wait for the cutting means to
come to a complete stop;
• Remove the spark plug cap
(fig. 12.H; fig. 13.H);
• Wait until the engine is sufficiently cold;
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• Wear protective gloves;
• Apply the blade protection device, except
when working directly on the blade.
• The frequency and types of maintenance
are summarised in the "Maintenance
Table" (see chapter 12). The table will help
you maintain your machine’s safety and
performance. It lists the main maintenance
tasks and how often they need to be
performed. Carry out the relevant task as
soon as it is scheduled to be performed.
• The use of non-genuine spare parts
and accessories could adversely affect
machine operation and safety. The
manufacturer shall not be liable for any
injuries or damage caused by such parts.
• Genuine spare parts are supplied by
authorized assistance workshops and dealers.
IMPORTANT Any maintenance and
adjustment operations not described in
this manual must be carried out by your
dealer or Authorised Service Centre.
This machine has a two-stroke engine which
requires a mixture of petrol and lubricating oil.
IMPORTANT Using petrol alone will damage
the engine and will void the warranty.
IMPORTANT Only use quality fuels and oils
to maintain high performance and guarantee
the duration of the mechanical parts over time.
7.2.1 Petrol characteristics
Only use unleaded petrol with an
octane rating of at least 90.
IMPORTANT Unleaded petrol tends to
create deposits in the container if stored for
more than 2 months. Always use fresh petrol!
7.2.2 Oil characteristics
Only use top quality synthetic oil that is
specifically for two-stroke engines.
Your dealer can provide you with oils which
have been specifically developed for this
type of engine, and which are capable of
guaranteeing a high level of protection.
The use of these oils makes it possible
to prepare a 2.5% mixture, consisting
of 1 part oil to 40 parts petrol.
7.2.3 Preparation and storage
of the fuel mixture
To prepare the fuel mixture:
– Place about half the amount of
petrol in an approved container.
– Add all the oil.
– Add the rest of the petrol.
– Close the cap and shake well.
IMPORTANT The fuel mixture tends to age.
Do not prepare excessive amounts of the fuel
mixture to avoid the formation of deposits.
IMPORTANT Keep the petrol and
fuel mixture containers separate and
easily identifiable to avoid the mistake
of using one in place of the other.
IMPORTANT Periodically clean the petrol and
fuel mixture containers to remove any deposits.
Before refuelling:
• Shake the fuel mixture container well.
• Place the machine in a flat stable
position with the fuel mixture tank
upwards (fig. 12.G; fig. 13.G).
NOTE The cap of the mixture tank (fig. 12.G;
fig. 13.G) displays the following symbol:
Fuel mixture tank
• Clean the fuel tank cap and the
surrounding area to prevent any dirt from
entering the tank during refuelling.
• Open the fuel tank cap carefully to allow the
pressure inside to decrease gradually.
• Use a funnel to refill and avoid
filling the tank to the brim.
Always clean the machine after use.
• To reduce fire hazards:
–– keep the machine and, in particular,
the engine free of grass, leaves,
or excessive grease;
–– periodically clean the cylinder fins
with compressed air and clear the
silencer area to get rid of sawdust,
branches, leaves or other debris;
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• To avoid overheating and damage to the
engine, always keep the cooling air vents
clean and free of sawdust and debris.
When servicing the cutting means, bear in
mind that, even though the spark plug cable is
disconnected, the cutting means can still move.
IMPORTANT Cleaning the air filter is
essential to guarantee the efficiency and
durability of the machine. Do not work with
a damaged filter or without a filter, as this
could permanently damage the engine.
8.1.1 Sharpening 3-point blade,
saw blade (if permitted)
It must be cleaned after every 15 working hours.
Clean the filter as follows:
• Loosen the knob (fig. 21.B), remove the cover
(fig. 21.A) and the filter element (fig. 21.C).
• Wash the filter element (fig. 21.C) with soap
and water. Do not use petrol or other solvents.
• Leave the filter to dry in the open air.
• Fit the filter element (fig. 21.C) and the
cover (fig. 21.A), back on, tightening
the knob (fig. 21.B) again.
IMPORTANT For safety reasons, sharpening
and balancing should be done by a Specialised
Centre with suitable skills and equipment
for the job to avoid damage to the blade
that would make it unsafe when used.
3-point blades can be used on both sides.
When one side of the points is worn, the blade
can be turned and the other side used.
When both sides of the points are
worn, have them sharpened.
The saw blade is not reversible, thus
it must only be used from one side.
Periodically remove and clean the
spark plug using a metal brush (fig.
22) to get rid of any deposits.
Check and reset the correct distance
between the electrodes (fig. 22).
8.1.2 Replacing 3-point blade,
saw blade (if permitted)
Replace the spark plug and fasten it
firmly using the supplied wrench.
The spark plug must be replaced with one
with the same characteristics whenever the
electrodes have burnt or the insulation has worn,
and in any case every 100 working hours.
The blade must never be repaired,
but must be replaced as soon as
signs of breaking are noted or the
sharpening limit is exceeded.
Blades displaying the code indicated
on the Technical Data table should
be used on this machine.
Given product evolution, the above
mentioned blades may be replaced in time
with others having similar interchangeability
and operating safety features.
Lubricate with lithium-based grease.
Remove the screw (fig. 23.A) and put in the
grease, turning the shaft manually until grease
emerges, then replace the screw (fig. 23.A).
• Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight to be sure
the machine is in a safe working condition.
• Check regularly that the
handles are fixed firmly.
Follow the sequence indicated in fig. 24.
• Remove the line cutting knife (Fig.
25 A) from the guard (Fig. 25.B), by
loosening the screws (Fig. 25.C).
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• Remove the line cutting knife (Fig. 25.A) in
a vice and sharpen it using a flat file, being
careful to retain the original cutting angle.
• Refit the line cutting knife (Fig.
25.A) on the guard (Fig. 25.B).
When you wish to start using the
machine again, prepare it as indicated
in chapter “6. Using the machine" .
If the cutting means moves when the
engine is running idle, contact your dealer
to have the engine adjusted correctly.
The carburettor is tuned by the manufacturer
to achieve maximum performance in all
situations, with a minimum emission of toxic gas
in compliance with the regulations in force.
In the event of poor performance, contact your
Dealer for a check of the carburation and engine.
IMPORTANT The safety regulations to
follow for putting into storage are described
in paragraph 2.4. Strictly comply with these
instructions to avoid serious risks or hazards.
If you are not going to use the machine
for a period of more than 2-3 months, we
recommend you do a few things before putting
it away. This will make it easier when you
want to use the machine again and will also
prevent permanent damage to the engine.
Before putting the machine away:
1. Empty the fuel tank in the open air with
the engine switched off and cold.
2. Start the engine and run it idle until it
comes to a halt, so that it uses up all
the fuel that is left in the carburettor.
3. Wait for the engine to cool.
4. Remove the spark plug cap
(fig. 12.H; fig. 13.H)
5. Clean the machine thoroughly.
6. Check the machine for any
damage. If necessary, contact the
authorised assistance centre.
7. Store the machine:
–– in a dry place
–– protected from inclement weather
–– with the blade guard fitted correctly
–– in a place where children cannot get to it
–– making sure that keys or tools used
for maintenance are removed.
Whenever the machine is to be
handled or transported, you must:
–– turn off the engine;
–– wait for the cutting means to
come to a complete stop
–– disconnect the spark plug
cap (fig. 12.H; fig. 13.H)
–– apply the blade protection device
–– only hold the machine using the
handgrips and position the cutting
means in the opposite direction to
that used during operations.
• When using a vehicle to
transport the machine:
–– position it so that it can cause
no danger to persons;
–– fasten it firmly in place to avoid
it from tipping over, which may
cause damage or fuel spillage.
This manual provides all the necessary
information to run the machine and for correct
basic maintenance operations which can
be performed by the user. Any regulations
and maintenance operations not described
herein must be carried out by your Dealer
or Authorized Service Centre, which have
the necessary knowledge and equipment to
ensure that the work is carried out correctly,
maintaining the correct degree of safety and the
original operating conditions of the machine.
Any operations performed in unauthorized
centres or by unqualified persons will totally
invalidate the Warranty and all obligations
and responsibilities of the Manufacturer.
• Only authorized service workshops can carry
out guaranteed repairs and maintenance.
• The authorized service workshops
only use genuine spare parts. Genuine
spare parts and accessories have been
designed specifically for machines.
• Non-genuine spare parts and accessories
are not approved. Using non-genuine spare
parts and accessories voids the warranty.
• It is advisable to send your machine
once a year to an authorized service
workshop for servicing, assistance
and safety device inspection.
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• Use of accessories not supplied or
approved by the manufacturer.
The warranty does not cover:
• Normal wear and tear of consumables,
such as cutting means, safety bolts.
• Normal wear and tear.
The warranty covers all material and
manufacturing defects. The user must
follow all the instructions provided in
the accompanying documentation.
The warranty does not cover damage caused by:
• Failure to familiarise oneself with the
documentation accompanying the machine.
• Carelessness.
• Incorrect or prohibited use or assembly.
• Use of non-genuine spare parts.
The purchaser is protected by his or her own
national legislation. The purchaser’s rights under
the national laws or his or her own country are
not in any way restricted by this warranty.
First time
Check all fasteners
Safety checks/check controls
General cleaning and inspection
Lubricating angle transmission
General cleaning and inspection
Cleaning the air filter
Cleaning the spark plug
Cleaning the exhaust area
Cleaning the exhaust area
15 hours / every season
Before each use
Checking/topping up fuel level
Before each use
Before each use
Cleaning the exhaust area
Replace spark plug
And then every
15 hours / at end of
every season
100 hours / every season
1. The engine will not start
or will not keep running
2. The engine starts
but lacks power.
Incorrect starting procedure.
Follow the instructions (see chapter 6.3)
Air filter clogged
Clean and/or replace the filter (see par. 7.5).
Air filter clogged
Clean and/or replace the filter (see par. 7.5).
Dirty spark plug or incorrect
distance between the electrodes
Carburation problems
Check the spark plug (see par. 7.7).
Contact the authorised assistance centre.
Carburation problems
Contact the authorised assistance centre.
3. The engine runs
irregularly and lacks
power when revved
Dirty spark plug or incorrect
distance between the electrodes
Check the spark plug (see par. 7.7).
4. The engine makes
too much smoke
Incorrect composition of
the fuel mixture
Prepare the fuel mixture according
to the instructions (see par. 7.2)
Carburation problems
Contact the authorised assistance centre.
Carburation problems
Contact the authorised assistance centre.
If problems persist after having performed the above operations, contact your dealer.
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5. If the engine floods
The starter grip has been driven
repeatedly with the starter inserted.
6. The cutting means must
not move when the
engine is running idle
Incorrect adjustment
of fuelling
7. The machine starts to
vibrate abnormally
Damaged or loose parts.
8. The machine has
struck a foreign body.
Damaged or loose parts.
Remove the spark plug (fig. 22) and
pull gently on the starter grip (fig.
12.I, fig. 13.I) to eliminate excess fuel,
then dry the electrodes of the spark
plug and refit it on the engine.
Contact the authorised assistance centre.
Stop the machine and remove the
spark plug cap (fig. 12.H; fig. 13.H).
Inspect for damage.
Check for and tighten any loose parts.
Have all checks, repair work and
replacements carried out by a
specialized Centre only.
Stop the machine and remove the
spark plug cap (fig. 12.H; fig. 13.H).
Inspect for damage.
Check for and tighten any loose parts.
Have all checks, repair work and
replacements carried out by a
specialized Centre only.
If problems persist after having performed the above operations, contact your dealer.
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