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RBC254FSBSN

STRING TRIMMER / BRUSHCUTTER

OPERATOR’S MANUAL (Original Instructions)

Important!

It is essential that you read the instructions in this manual before starting, operating and maintaining this machine.

Subject to technical modifications.

English (Original Instructions)

Your product has been engineered and manufactured to

Ryobi’s high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.

WARNING

To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use this product until you read thoroughly and understand completely the operator’s manual. Failure to comply may result in accidents involving electric shock, fi re, and/or serious personal injury. Save this operator’s manual and review frequently for continuing safe operation and instructing others who may use this product.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS

GENERAL SAFETY RULES

Some regions have regulations that restrict the use of the product to some operations. Check with your local authority for advice.

■ Do not allow children or untrained individuals to use this product.

■ Never start or run the engine inside a closed or poorly ventilated area; breathing exhaust fumes can kill.

■ Clear the work area before each use. Remove all objects, such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire that can lead to accidents. Remove all objects such as cords, lights, wire, or string which can become entangled in the cutting blade.

■ Always use eye protection which is marked to comply with EN 166.

■ Wear head and eye protection to prevent injury from falling debris.

■ Wear heavy, long trousers, boots and gloves. Do not wear loose fitting clothing, shorts, jewellery of any kind, or go barefoot.

■ Secure long hair so it is above shoulder level to prevent entanglement in any moving parts.

■ Keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 15 m away.

■ Do not operate this unit when you are tired, ill, or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.

■ Do not operate in poor lighting.

■ Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach.

Overreaching can result in loss of balance or exposure to hot surfaces.

■ Keep all parts of your body away from any moving part.

■ Do not touch area around the exhaust, silencer or engine of the unit; these parts get hot during operation.

■ Always stop the engine and remove the spark plug wire before refuelling, cleaning, maintenance or storage.

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■ Inspect the unit before each use for loose fasteners, fuel leaks, etc.

■ Replace any damaged parts before use.

■ Check for and tighten any loose parts.

■ Mix and store fuel in a container approved for fuel.

■ Mix fuel outdoors where there are no sparks or flames.

Wipe up any fuel spillage. Move 9 m away from refuelling site before starting engine.

■ Stop the engine and allow to cool before refuelling or storing the unit.

■ Debris when hit by the blade can become thrown objects and may travel significant distances.

■ Remove all debris from the work area before operating.

■ Allow the engine to cool; empty the fuel tank and secure the unit from moving before transporting in a vehicle. Cover the blade with the blade protector before storing the unit, or during transportation.

■ Injuries may be caused, or aggravated by prolonged use of a tool. When using any tool for prolonged periods, ensure you take regular breaks.

SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES

TRIMMER

■ Replace string head if cracked, chipped, or damaged in any way. Make sure the trimmer head is properly installed and securely fastened. Failure to do so can cause serious injury.

■ Make sure all guards, deflectors and handles are properly and securely attached.

■ Use only original manufacturer’s replacement parts.

■ Never operate the product without the safety guard in place and in good condition.

■ Use a firm grip on the handles. Make sure you hold the tool firmly with both handles and that you are well balanced with your weight evenly distributed on both feet.

■ Keep the trimmer head below waist level. Never cut with the string head located 76 cm or more above the ground.

BRUSHCUTTER

■ After engine stops, keep rotating blade in heavy grass or pulpy weeds until it stops.

■ Never operate the product without the safety guard in place and in good condition.

■ Use heavy gloves while installing or removing blades.

■ Always stop the engine and remove the spark plug wire before attempting to remove any obstruction caught or jammed in the blade or before removing and installing the blade.

■ Do not attempt to touch or stop the blade when it is rotating.

■ A coasting blade can cause injury while it continues

English (Original Instructions) to spin after the engine is stopped or throttle trigger released. Maintain proper control until the blade has completely stopped rotating.

■ Replace any blade that has been damaged. Always make sure blade is installed correctly and securely fastened before each use. Failure to do so can cause serious injury.

■ Use only original manufacturer’s replacement parts.

■ The TRI-ARC™ blade is suited for cutting pulpy weeds and vines only. Do not use for any other purpose.

Never use the TRI-ARC™ blade to cut woody brush.

■ Blade thrust is the reaction that may occur when the spinning blade contacts anything it cannot cut. This contact may cause the blade to stop for an instant, and suddenly “thrust” the unit away from the object that was hit. This reaction can be violent enough to cause the operator to lose control of the unit. Blade thrust may occur without warning if the blade snags, stalls, or binds. This is more likely to occur in areas where it is difficult to see the material being cut. For cutting ease and safety, approach the weeds being cut from the right to the left. In the event an unexpected object or woody stock is encountered, this could minimize the blade thrust reaction.

■ Never cut any material with a diameter over 13 mm.

■ Always use the shoulder strap/harness with your unit.

Maintain a firm grip on both handles while cutting with a blade. Keep the blade away from body and below waist. Never use the brushcutter with the blade located

76 cm or more above the ground level.

■ Cover the blade with the blade protector before storing the unit, or during transportation. Always remove the blade protector before using the unit. If not removed, the blade protector could become a thrown object as the blade begins to turn.

c) Ensure that the machine is correctly located in a designated working position before starting the machine. d) Limit the amount of exposure per day. Take frequent work breaks.

If you experience any of the symptoms of this condition, immediately discontinue use and see your physician about these symptoms.

INTENDED USE

This product is only intended for use outdoors in a well ventilated area.

The product is intended for cutting long grass, pulpy weed, brush and similar vegetation at or about ground level.

The cutting plane should be approximately parallel to the ground surface. The product should not be used to cut or trim hedges, bushes or other vegetation where the cutting plane is not parallel to the ground surface.

SYMBOLS

Some of the following symbols may be used on your tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer.

Safety alert

To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use this product until you read thoroughly and understand completely the operator’s manual.

Danger of ricochet. Keep all bystanders, especially children and pets, at least

15 m from the operating area.

RESIDUAL RISKS

■ It has been reported that vibrations from hand-held tools may contribute to a condition called Raynaud’s

Syndrome in certain individuals. Symptoms may include tingling, numbness and blanching of the fingers, usually apparent upon exposure to cold.

Hereditary factors, exposure to cold and dampness, diet, smoking and work practices are all thought to contribute to the development of these symptoms.

It is presently unknown what, if any, vibrations or extent of exposure may contribute to the condition.

There are measures that can be taken by the operator to possibly reduce the effects of vibration: a) Keep your body warm in cold weather. When operating the unit wear gloves to keep the hands and wrists warm.

After each period of operation, exercise to increase blood circulation.

This unit is not intended for use with a toothed saw type blade.

Tri-Arc blade is appropriate for this unit and is suited for cutting pulpy weeds and vines.

Rotational direction and maximum speed of the shaft for the cutting attachment.

Wear non-slip safety footwear when using this equipment.

Wear non-slip, heavy duty gloves.

Use unleaded petrol intended for motor vehicle use with an octane rating of 91

[(R + M)/2] or higher.

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English (Original Instructions)

10

10

83

113

10

10

Use 2-stroke oil for air cooled engines.

Mix the fuel mix thoroughly and also each time before refuelling

Blade thrust may occur without warning if the blade snags, stalls or binds.

Wear eye and hearing protection when operating this product.

Set the choke lever to “RUN” position.

Set the choke lever to “FULL” choke position.

Fully press and release the primer bulb

10 times.

Pull the starter grip until the engine attempts to start.

Risk of getting a cut.

Lock the throttle in position by depressing the throttle interlock button.

Squeeze throttle trigger to run

Direction of handle rotation

C-Tick compliance mark. Product meets applicable regulatory requirements.

Guaranteed sound pressure and sound power lever

Pull: Quick release tab

Lock

Unlock

DESCRIPTION

Figure 1

1. Starter grip

2. Foam handle

3. Harness hanger

4. Knob

5. Trigger handle

6. Throttle trigger

7. Throttle lock

8. Throttle interlock

9. Ignition switch

10. Bike handle

11. Left handle

12. Shaft

13. Gear head

14. Tri-arc™ blade

15. Blade guard

16. Cutting line

17. Grass de fl ector

18. Line cut-off blade

19. Shoulder harness

20. Knob

21. Button

22. Guide recess

Figure 2

4. Knob

Figure 3

3. Harness hanger

23. Shoulder harness

24. Quick release tab

25. Latch

Figure 4

15. Blade guard

17. Grass de fl ector

26. Guard screws

27. Guard mounting bracket

28. Slot

29. Threaded mounting plates

30. Locking tabs

Figure 5

31. Drive shaft adaptor

32. Cutting head housing

33. Bump head spring

34. Bump head securing bolt

35. Line spool

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36. Bump knob

37. Bump head cover

Figure 5a

31. Drive shaft adaptor

50. Pro cut II™ string head

51. Spool retainer

Figure 5b

52. Slots

53. Line exit holes

54. Cutting line

Figure 6

13. Gear head

14. Tri-arc™ blade

31. Drive shaft adaptor

38. Upper fl ange washer

39. Holding pin

40. Cupped washer

41. Blade nut

42. Wrench (13mm)

Figure 8

16. Cutting line

17. Grass de fl ector

18. Line cut-off blade

Figure 9

43. Dangerous cutting area

44. Direction of rotation

45. Best cutting area

Figure 12

5. Trigger handle

6. Throttle trigger

7. Throttle lock

8. Throttle interlock

9. Ignition switch

Figure 13

1. Starter grip

46. Primer bulb

Figure 14

47. Choke lever

48. Full choke position

49. Run position

Figure 15

55. Blade protector

English (Original Instructions)

56. Clip

Figure 16

57. Air fi lter cover knob

58. Air fi lter cover

59 Air fi lter

Figure 16

60. Spark plug boot

61. Spark plug

Figure 18

60. Spark arrestor

ASSEMBLY

ATTACHING THE POWER HEAD TO THE TRIMMER

ATTACHMENT

See fi gure 1.

■ Follow these steps to connect the attachment to the upper shaft.

■ Loosen the knob by turning it counterclockwise.

■ Align the button on the attachment shaft with the guide recess on the upper shaft.

■ Slide the attachment shaft into the upper shaft until the attachment shaft clicks into place.

■ Tighten the knob securely by turning it clockwise.

Removing the Attachment from the Upper Shaft.

Follow these steps to remove the attachment from the upper shaft.

■ Loosen the knob by turning it counterclockwise.

■ Push the button while pulling out the attachment.

SETTING UP THE HANDLE

See fi gure 2.

1. Fully loosen the knob.

2. Lift and rotate the handle to the desired position, making sure the alignment arrows are aligned.

3. Tighten the knob securely.

NOTE: The product has a built-in micro-switch that deactivates the engine if the knob is not fully tightened, and the alignment arrows are not properly aligned.

WARNING

Check the knob for tightness periodically to avoid serious injury.

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ATTACHING THE SHOULDER HARNESS

See fi gure 3.

■ Connect the latch on the shoulder harness to the harness hanger.

English (Original Instructions)

Adjust the shoulder harness hanger to a balanced position where the blade or cutter attachment will suspend between 100 mm to 300 mm above the ground surface.

Adjust the harness hanger to a comfortable position.

NOTE : To quickly release the product from the shoulder harness, sharply pull the quick release tab.

ASSEMBLY OF THE BLADE GUARD

See fi gure 4.

■ Attach the blade guard to the guard mounting bracket; install the four screws (10-24 x 3/4 in.) from the top of the mounting clamp through the blade guard and into the threaded mounting plates.

■ Using the Torx wrench supplied, tighten all four screws securely.

ATTACHING THE GRASS DEFLECTOR TO THE

GUARD

See fi gure 4.

Note: When using the line trimming head, the grass de fl ector (item 17) must be attached to the blade guard

(item 15).

■ Carefully align the locking tabs on the grass deflector

(item 17) with the slots on the blade guard (item 15).

■ Push the grass deflector towards the blade guard until the locking tabs click fi rmly into place.

■ Place the cutting head housing on the drive shaft.

Make sure the housing is fully seated.

■ Install the hex bolt to secure the line trimmer head to the drive shaft. Tighten by using the hex-shaped opening on the inside of the bump knob.

Note: Only use the bump knob to tighten the bolt. The use of other tools may allow over tightening of the bolt, which could damage the line trimmer head. (image 4)

■ Reinstall the bump head spring into the line trimmer head and push down to seat. (image 5)

■ Reinstall the line spool.

Note: For the straight shaft attachment with the Reel

Easy cutting head, the spool should be placed so “This side out for straight shaft” is visible on the line spool.

■ Replace the bump knob by inserting it into the centre of the line spool.

■ Replace the line trimmer head cover, aligning latches with openings in the line trimmer head. Press cover and line trimmer head together until both latches snap into openings securely.

■ Install line as described in the next section of this manual.

WARNING

When using the line trimmer string head, the grass de fl ector must be attached to the blade guard. When using the brushcutter blade, the grass de fl ector must be removed from the blade guard.

CAUTION

The grass de fl ector is fi tted with a line cut off blade.

Take extra care when fi tting the grass de fl ector to avoid contact with the sharp blade.

INSTALLING THE REEL EASY LINE TRIMMER HEAD

See fi gure 5

■ Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire.

■ Remove currently installed line trimmer head or cutting blade.

■ Open the Reel Easy Line Trimmer Head by depressing the latches on each side. The contents of the line trimmer head are spring loaded, so keep your other hand over the line trimmer head cover while depressing the latches. (image 3)

■ Remove the line trimmer head cover, bump knob, and line spool and set aside.

INSTALLING LINE IN REEL EASY LINE TRIMMER

HEAD

See fi gure 5

Use 2.4 mm diameter mono fi lament line.

■ Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire.

■ Cut one piece of line approximately 6.0 meters in length.

■ Rotate the bump knob on line trimmer head until line on the centre of the bump knob aligns with arrows on top of line trimmer head. (image 6)

■ Insert one end of line into eyelet located on the side of the line trimmer head and push until line comes out through the eyelet on the other side. Continue to push line through the line trimmer head until the middle section of the line is inside the line trimmer head and line outside the line trimmer head is evenly divided on each side. (images 7 - 8)

■ Rotate the knob on the line trimmer head to wind the line. If using a straight shaft attachment, the knob should be rotated clockwise.

■ Wind the line until approximately 20 cm remains protruding from the line trimmer head.

■ Replace the spark plug boot.

NOTE : For video instruction see the following website: http://www.youtube.com/user/RYOBIAustralia

And watch the video;

RYOBI: How to install trimming line on a ReelEasy™ head

Please note this trimmer has a straight shaft therefore the bump knob will need to turn “clockwise” when winding in the string.

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English (Original Instructions)

INSTALLING THE PRO CUT II™ HEAD TO THE LINE

TRIMMER HEAD

See fi gure 5a

■ Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire.

■ Remove the installed line head.

■ Install the Pro Cut line trimmer head on the drive shaft

■ until fully seated.

Install the spool retainer and turn counter clockwise

Install cutting line as described in the next section in this manual

INSTALLING THE LINE IN THE PRO CUT II™ HEAD

WARNING

■ Use the hex-shaped opening on the inside of the bump knob to remove the hex bolt on the drive shaft in a clockwise direction and set aside.

■ Remove the cutting head housing.

■ Align the slot in the upper flange washer with the hole in the gear head. Insert the holding pin through the slot in the upper flange washer and the hole in the gear head. Using the 16 mm socket wrench supplied, turn the drive shaft adaptor clockwise to remove it from the gear shaft. Remove the upper flange washer from the gear shaft and retain for blade installation.

■ Remove the grass deflector by pushing in on the three locking tabs while pulling on the grass deflector to separate from the blade guard.

NOTE: Store the line trimmer head parts and grass deflector together for later use.

See fi gure 5b

■ Use monofilament line diameter 2.7 mm. Use original manufacturers replacement line for best performance.

2.4 mm Line is not compatible with the Pro Cut head.

For the head to secure the line safely 2.7 mm line must be used.

■ Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire.

REMOVING THE PRO CUT II™ TRIMMING HEAD

■ Unscrew the spool retainer (clockwise).

■ Remove old line by pulling it from the holes located on the top of the line head.

■ Gather two of the pre-cut lengths of trimmer line provided or cut two pieces of trimmer line (in 28 cm lengths).

■ Insert the line into the LOAD slots located on the sides of the line head. Line should be pushed in until approximately 2 cm protrudes from the holes on the top of the line head.

■ Pull the Pro Cut trimming head away from the shaft.

■ Align the slot in the upper flange washer with the hole in the gear head. Insert the holding pin through the slot in the upper flange washer and the hole in the gear head. Using the 16 mm socket wrench supplied, turn the drive shaft adaptor clockwise to remove it from the gear shaft. Remove the upper flange washer from the gear shaft and retain for blade installation.

■ Remove the grass deflector by pushing in on the three locking tabs while pulling on the grass deflector to separate from the blade guard.

NOTE: For video instruction see the following website: http://www.youtube.com/user/RYOBIAustralia

And watch the video;

RYOBI: How to install trimming line on a Pro-Cut II™ head

CONVERTING FROM STRING TRIMMER TO

BRUSHCUTTER

See fi gure 5-6.

To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, always stop the engine and remove the spark plug wire before making any adjustments such as changing cutting heads.

Installing the blade

■ Place the upper flange washer over the gear shaft with the hollow side towards the blade guard.

■ Centre the blade on the upper flange, making sure the blade sits flat. Install the cupped washer with the raised centre away from the blade. Install the blade nut.

■ Place the holding pin through the slot in the upper flange washer and the hole in the gear head. Using the 13 mm wrench supplied, turn the blade nut counterclockwise and tighten securely.

CONVERTING FROM BRUSHCUTTER TO STRING

TRIMMER

See fi gure 5 - 6.

REMOVING THE REEL EASY LINE TRIMMING HEAD

■ Open the Reel Easy Line Trimmer Head by depressing the latches on each side. The contents of the line trimmer head are spring loaded, so keep your other hand over the line trimmer head cover while depressing the latches.

■ Remove the bump head cover, bump knob, line spool and spring and set them aside.

Removing the blade

■ Place the holding pin through the slot in the upper flange washer and the hole in the gear head. Turn the blade nut clockwise to remove.

■ Remove the cupped washer and the blade.

■ Remove the upper flange washer from the gear shaft and retain for later use.

■ Using the combination wrench supplied, tighten all 3

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English (Original Instructions) bolts securely.

■ Attach the grass deflector to the blade guard. Refer to "ATTACHING THE GRASS DEFLECTOR TO THE

GUARD" earlier in this manual.

NOTE use.

: Store the brushcutter parts together for later

INSTALLING THE REELEASY™ OR PRO-CUT II™

LINE TRIMMER HEAD

Refer back to instructions listed earlier in this manual.

OPERATION

FUEL AND REFUELLING

Handling the fuel safely

■ Always handle fuel with care. It is highly flammable.

■ Always refuel outdoors where there are no sparks and flames. Do not inhale fuel vapours.

■ Do not let petrol or lubricant come in contact with your skin.

■ Keep petrol and lubricant away from the eyes. If petrol or lubricant comes in contact with the eyes, wash them immediately with clean water. If irritation is still present, see a doctor immediately.

■ Clean up spilled petrol immediately.

Mixing the fuel

■ This product is powered by a 2-stroke engine and requires pre-mixing petrol and 2-stroke lubricant.

Premix unleaded petrol and 2-stroke engine lubricant in a clean container approved for petrol.

■ This engine is certified to operate on unleaded petrol intended for motor vehicle use with an octane rating of

91 ([R + M]/2) or higher.

■ Do not use any type of pre-mixed petrol/lubricant from fuel service stations.

■ Use synthetic 2-stroke lubricant only. Do not use automotive lubricant or 2-cycle outboard lubricant.

■ Mix 2% synthetic 2-stroke lubricant into the petrol. This is a 50:1 ratio.

■ Mix the fuel thoroughly and also each time before refuelling.

■ Mix in small quantities. Do not mix quantities larger than usable in a 30-day period. A synthetic 2-stroke lubricant containing a fuel stabiliser is recommended.

1 Litre + 20 ml =

2 Litres + 40 ml =

3 Litres + 60 ml =

4 Litres + 80 ml =

5 Litres + 100 ml =

50:1 (2%)

Filling the tank

■ Clean surface around fuel cap to prevent contamination.

■ Loosen the fuel cap slowly to release pressure and to keep fuel from escaping around the cap.

■ Carefully pour fuel mixture into the tank. Avoid spillage.

■ Prior to replacing the fuel cap, clean and inspect the gasket.

■ Immediately replace fuel cap and hand tighten. Wipe up any fuel spillage. Move 9 m away from refuelling site before starting engine.

NOTE: It is normal for smoke to be emitted from a new engine during and after first use.

WARNING

Always shut off engine before fuelling. Never add fuel to a machine with a running or hot engine. Move at least 9 m (30 ft) from refuelling site before starting the engine.

Do not smoke.

OPERATING THE TRIMMER

See fi gure 7.

■ Hold the trimmer with the right hand on the trigger handle and the left hand on the left handle. Keep a firm grip with both hands while in operation.

■ Trimmer should be held at a comfortable position with the trigger handle about hip height.

■ Always operate trimmer at full throttle. Prolonged cutting at partial throttle will result in lubricant dripping from the silencer.

■ Cut tall grass from the top down. This will prevent grass from wrapping around the shaft housing and string head which may cause damage from overheating.

■ If grass becomes wrapped around the string head, stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire, and remove the grass.

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English (Original Instructions)

ADVANCING THE STRING ON REEL EASY HEAD

See fi gure 8.

Line tap advance system

■ Run engine at full throttle.

■ Tap string head on ground to advance string.

NOTE: The string advances each time the head is tapped. Several taps may be required until the string strikes the cut-off blade.

■ Resume operation.

NOTE: If the string is worn too short, you may not be able to advance the string by tapping it on the ground; if so, advance the string manually.

Adjust the harness hanger to a comfortable position.

Exercise extreme caution when using the blade with the product. Blade thrust is the reaction that may occur when the spinning blade contacts anything it cannot cut. This contact may cause the blade to stop for an instant, and suddenly “thrust” the unit away from the object that was hit. This reaction can be violent enough to cause the operator to lose control of the unit. Blade thrust may occur without warning if the blade snags, stalls or binds. This is more likely to occur in areas where it is dif fi cult to see the material being cut. For cutting ease and safety, approach the weeds being cut from the right to the left. In the event an unexpected object or woody stock is encountered, this could minimize the blade thrust reaction.

ADVANCING THE STRING MANUALLY ON REEL EASY

HEAD

■ Ensure the unit is in the off position.

■ Push the spool retainer down while pulling on string(s) to manually advance the string.

TRI-ARC™ BLADE

The Tri-Arc blade is suited for cutting pulpy weeds and vines only. When the blade becomes dull, it can be turned over to extend its life. Do not sharpen the Tri-Arc blade.

CUTTING TECHNIQUE - BLADE

CUTTING TIPS

See fi gure 9.

■ Keep the product tilted towards the area being cut.

Refer to Fig. 9 for the best cutting area.

■ Do not use in dangerous environments.

■ Use the tip of the string to do the cutting; do not force the string head into the uncut grass.

■ Wire and picket fences cause extra string wear, even

■ breakage. Stone and brick walls, kerbs and wood may wear string rapidly.

Avoid trees and shrubs. Tree bark, wood mouldings, cladding and fence posts can be easily damaged by the string.

GRASS DEFLECTOR LINE-TRIMMING CUT-OFF

BLADE

See fi gure 8.

The product is equipped with a line trimming cut-off blade on the grass de fl ector. For best cutting, advance string until it is trimmed to length by the cut-off blade. Advance the string whenever you hear the engine running faster than normal; this will maintain best performance and keep string long enough to advance properly.

OPERATING THE BRUSHCUTTER

WARNING

The blades are very sharp and can injure even if they are not moving. Exercise extreme caution when using the blade with the product. Safe operation of this tool requires that you read and understand this operator’s manual and all labels af fi xed to the tool.

■ Both hands must be used at all times to control this product. Keep a firm grip with both hands while in operation.

■ Maintain your grip and balance on both feet. Position yourself so that you will not be drawn off balance by the kick-back reaction of the cutting blade.

■ Inspect and clear the area of any hidden objects such as glass, stones, concrete, fencing, wire, wood, metal, etc.

■ Never use blades near footpaths, fencing, posts, buildings or other immovable objects.

■ Never use a blade after hitting a hard object without first inspecting it for damage. Do not use if any damage is detected.

■ For cutting ease and safety, approach the weeds being cut from the right to the left.

See fi gure 10 - 11.

Hold the product with the right hand on the trigger handle and the left hand on the left handle. Keep a fi rm grip with both hands while in operation.

The product should be held at a comfortable position with the trigger handle about hip height.

Maintain your grip and balance on both feet. Position yourself so that you will not be drawn off balance by the kick-back reaction of the cutting blade.

STARTING THE PRODUCT

See fi gure 12 - 14

Starting the product differs depending on whether the engine is cold or warm. Refer to the label on the air fi lter cover.

To start a cold Engine

Follow these steps to start a cold engine.

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English (Original Instructions)

1. Lay the product on a fl at, bare surface.

2. Ensure the engine switch is in the "I" (ON) position.

3. Push the primer bulb approximately 10 times.

4. Set the choke lever to Full position .

5. Hold down the throttle lock-off button and squeeze the throttle trigger.

6. Pull the starter grip with a quick fi rm and consistent upward motion until the engine attempts to start (No more than 4 pulls).

7. Set the choke lever to the RUN position .

8. Hold down the throttle the lock-off button and squeeze the throttle trigger.

9. Pull the starter grip with a quick fi rm and consistent upward motion until the engine starts (No more than

6 pulls).

NOTE: If engine does not start, return to step 4 and repeat the steps.

NOTE: When the engine starts, let it run for 30 seconds prior to operation.

To start a warm engine

Follow these steps to start a warm engine:

1. Lay the product on a fl at, bare surface.

2. Ensure the engine switch is in the "I" (ON) position.

3. Ensure the choke lever is set to the Run position .

4. Hold down the throttle lock-off button and squeeze the throttle trigger.

5. Pull the starter grip with a quick fi rm and consistent upward motion until the engine starts (No more than

6 pulls).

NOTE: If engine does not start, return to step 4 on the "To start a cold engine" and repeat the steps.

STOPPING THE PRODUCT

■ Release the throttle trigger.

■ Push the engine switch to the "O" (OFF) position.

performance and discharge of black oily residue dripping from the silencer.

■ Make sure all guards, harnesses, deflectors and handles are properly and securely attached to avoid the risk of personal injury.

BLADE PROTECTOR

See fi gure 15.

Always place the blade protector on the blade when the unit is not in use. The blade protector has clips round the edges to snap over the blade and keep it in place. Wear gloves and be cautious when handling the blade.

NOTE: Always remove the blade protector before using the unit. If not removed, the blade protector could become a thrown object as the blade begins to turn.

CLEANING THE AIR FILTER

See fi gure 16.

Ensure the unit is in the off position.

Remove the spark plug cover.

■ Loosen the air filter cover by turning the knob counterclockwise.

■ Remove the air filter cover.

■ Remove the air filter and clean it with warm soapy water.

■ Rinse, and let the air filter dry completely.

■ Work two drops of lubricant into the air filter.

■ Replace the air filter (fits only one way).

■ Replace the air filter cover. Tighten the knob securely.

■ Replace the spark plug cover.

CHECKING THE FUEL CAP

WARNING

A leaking fuel cap is a fi re hazard and must be replaced immediately.

MAINTENANCE

WARNING

Use only genuine replacement parts and accessories.

Failure to do so may cause poor performance, possible injury, and will void your warranty.

The fuel cap contains a non-serviceable fi lter and a check valve. A clogged fuel fi lter will cause poor engine performance. If performance improves when the fuel cap is loosened, check valve may be faulty or

Replace fuel cap if required.

fi lter clogged.

REPLACING THE SPARK PLUG

■ The cutting attachment must not work in idle mode. If this requirement is not satisfied, the clutch has to be adjusted or the machine needs an urgent maintenance by a qualified technician.

■ You may make adjustments and repairs described here. For other repairs, have the trimmer serviced by an authorised service agent.

■ Consequences of improper maintenance may include excess carbon deposits resulting in loss of

See fi gure 17.

This engine uses a NGK CMR7A or a Champion RCJ4Y spark plug. Use an exact replacement.

1. Remove the spark plug boot. (item 60)

2. Loosen the spark plug (item 61) by turning it counterclockwise.

3. Remove the spark plug.

4. Hand thread the new spark plug, turning it clockwise.

5. Tighten with a socket. Do not overtighten.

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Be careful not to cross-thread the spark plug. Crossthreading will seriously damage the engine.

CLEANING THE SPARK ARRESTER

See fi gure 18.

Follow these steps to clean the spark arrestor.

1. Locate the spark arrestor through the hole on the muf fl er exit hole.

2. Remove the spark arrestor using needle-nosed pliers.

3. Clean the spark arrestor with a small wire brush.

4. Replace the spark arrestor.

STORING THE PRODUCT

Short term storage

■ Clean all foreign material from the product.

■ Store the product in a well-ventilated place that is inaccessible to children.

Long term storage (1 month or longer)

■ Drain all of the fuel from the tank into a container approved for gasoline.

■ Run the engine until it stops.

■ Clean all foreign material from the product.

■ Store the product in a well-ventilated place that is inaccessible to children. Keep away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals and de-icing salts.

■ Abide by all government and local regulations for the safe storage and handling of petrol.

CAUTION

WARNING

Inspection after dropping or other impacts:

Thoroughly inspect the product and identify any affections or damage with it. Any part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service centre.

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight

- Without fuel, cutting attachment and harness

- Without fuel with string head

- Without fuel with blade

Fuel tank volume

6.10 kg

7.21 kg

7.06 kg

620 ml or (0.62 L)

Cutting swath

- String head

- Blade

457 mm

256 mm

Recommended torque for blade retention

Engine displacement

>=11 Nm

25.4 cm 3 /cc

Line diameter 2.4 mm or 2.7 mm

Maximum engine performance

(in accordance with ISO 8893)

Maximum rotational frequency of the spindle

Fuel consumption (in accordance with ISO 8893) at max. engine performance

Speci fi c fuel consumption (in accordance with ISO 8893) at max. engine performance

0.9 kW

10,000 min

Engine speed (rotational frequency) at recommended max. spindle rotational frequency

Engine speed (rotational frequency) at idle

12,000 min -1

2,600-3,500 min -1

0.54kg/h

-1

0.60 g/kW.h

Trimmer Brushcutter

Vibration (in accordance with ISO 22867)

Right handle

- Idling

- Idling

3.6 m/s 2

- Racing 4.8 m/s 2

- Equivalent vibration total value

4.3 m/s 2

Left handle

3.7 m/s 2

4.7 m/s

6.4 m/s

5.6 m/s

2

2

2

5.0 m/s 2

- Racing 7.6 m/s 2 3.6 m/s 2

- Equivalent vibration total value

5.9 m/s 2

Uncertainty of vibration measurement

4.3 m/s

1.5 m/s 2

2

Noise emission (in accordance with ISO 22868)

A-weight emission sound pressure level at the operator's position

- Idling 76.8 dB(A) 75.8 dB(A)

- Racing

- Equivalent

Uncertainty

101.8 dB(A) 100.4 dB(A)

98.8 dB(A) 97.4 dB(A)

2.5 dB(A)

A-weight emission sound power level

- Idling

- Racing

- Equivalent

Uncertainty

84.8 dB(A)

107.5 dB(A)

107.5 dB(A)

2.5 dB(A)

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TROUBLESHOOTING

Problem Possible cause Solution

Engine will not start.

No spark

No fuel.

Flooded engine.

The spark plug may be damaged, remove it and check for dirt and cracks. Replace with a new spark plug.

Push primer bulb until bulb is full of fuel. If bulb does not fi ll, primary fuel delivery system is blocked. Contact a service dealer. If primer bulb fi lls, engine may be fl ooded

(see next item).

Turn the on/off switch to the “O” (off) position and completely remove the spark plug from both the engine and the spark plug boot. Turn the product so that the spark plug hole is aimed at the ground. Make sure the choke lever is set to and pull the starter cord 10 to

14 times. This clears excess fuel from the engine. Clean and reinstall the spark plug. With the throttle trigger fully depressed, pull the starter cord 3 times. If the engine does not start, set the choke lever to and follow normal starting instructions. If the engine still fails to start, repeat the procedure with a new spark plug.

Starter rope pulls harder now than when new.

Engine starts but will not accelerate.

Carburetor requires adjustment.

Contact a service dealer.

The knob is not fully tightened and the alignment arrows are not properly aligned.

Align the alignment arrows properly when setting the handle bar to its working position and fully tighten the knob.

Contact a service dealer.

Check oil fuel mixture.

Use fresh fuel and the correct synthetic 2-stroke oil mix.

Engine does not reach full speed and emits excessive smoke.

Air fi lter dirty.

Carburetor requires adjustment.

Clean air fi lter. Refer to “Replacing and Cleaning Air

Filter” earlier in this manual.

Contact a servicing dealer.

Contact a servicing dealer.

accelerates but will not idle.

Blade continues to rotate at idle speed.

Carburetor requires adjustment.

Grass wraps round shaft housing and string head.

Cutting tall grass at ground level.

Operating trimmer at part throttle.

Oil drips from silencer.

Operating trimmer at part throttle.

Check oil/fuel mixture.

Air fi lter is dirty.

Carburetor requires adjustment.

Contact a servicing dealer.

Cut tall grass from the top down.

Operate trimmer at full throttle.

Operate trimmer at full throttle.

Use fresh fuel and the correct synthetic 2-stroke oil mix.

Clean per instruction in Maintenance Section.

Contact a servicing dealer.

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Techtronic Industries (Australia) Pty. Ltd.

Level 1, 660 Doncaster Road

Doncaster, VIC 3108, Australia

Techtronic Industries New Zealand Ltd.

18-26 Amelia Earhart Avenue

Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand

960710004-01

20130801v1

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