Poulan Pro PPB250E Instruction manual

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Instruction Manual
Manual de Instrucciones
Manuel d’Instructions
PPB250E
ESPAÑOL
For Occasional Use Only
Poulan PRO
1030 Stevens Creek Road
Augusta, GA 30907
545146921 Rev. 2
4/25/07 BRW
FRANÇAIS
DANGER:
Read and follow all Safety Rules and Operating Instructions before
using this product. Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
PELIGRO:
Lea el manual de instrucciones y siga todas las advertencias e
instrucciones de seguridad. El no hacerlo puede resultar en lesiones graves.
DANGER:
Lire le manuel d’instructions et bien respecter tous les avertissements et toutes les instructions de sécurité. Tout défaut de le
faire pourrait entraîner des blessures graves.
UL CLASSIFIED PRODUCT NOTICE
Only the following Gasoline Powered Combination Gardening Appliance powerhead models
and their respective attachments have been Classified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., in
accordance with the applicable safety requirements.
Powerhead including trimmer attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PPB250E
Optional brushcutter attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PPB4000C
Optional blower attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PPB3000B
The following attachment is Listed by Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc., in accordance with UL
Standard 1602, “Gasoline--Engine--Powered, Rigid--Cutting Member, Edgers and Edge-Trimmers.”
Optional edger attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PPB1000E
SAFETY RULES
If situations occur which are not covered in
this manual, use care and good judgment. If
you need assistance, contact your authorized
service dealer or call 1-800-554--6723.
WARNING:
When using gardening
appliances, basic safety precautions must always be followed to reduce the risk of fire and
serious injury. Read and follow all instructions.
This power unit can be dangerous! Operator
is responsible for following instructions and
warnings on unit and in manual. Read entire
instruction manual before using unit! Be thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use of the unit. Restrict the use of this unit
to persons who have read, understand, and
will follow the instructions and warnings on
the unit and in the manual. Never allow children to operate this unit.
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL
OPERATOR SAFETY
S Dress properly. Always wear safety glasses
or similar eye protection when operating, or
performing maintenance, on your unit (safety
glasses are available). Eye protection should
be marked Z87.
S Always wear face or dust mask if operation is
dusty.
S Always wear heavy, long pants, long sleeves,
boots, and gloves. Wearing safety leg guards
is recommended.
S Always wear foot protection. Do not go
barefoot or wear sandals. Stay clear of
spinning line.
S Secure hair above shoulder length. Secure or
remove loose clothing or clothing with loosely
hanging ties, straps, tassels, etc. They can be
caught in moving parts.
S Being fully covered also helps protect you
from debris and pieces of toxic plants thrown
by spinning line.
S Stay Alert. Do not operate this unit when you
are tired, ill, upset or under the influence of
alcohol, drugs, or medication. Watch what
you are doing; use common sense.
S Wear hearing protection.
S Never start or run inside a closed room or
building. Breathing exhaust fumes can
kill.Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
S Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
S Always keep engine on the right hand side
of your body.
S Hold the unit firmly with both hands.Keep
trimmer head (or other optional attachment)
below waist level and away from all parts of
your body. Do not raise engine above your
waist.
S Keep all parts of your body away from
muffler and spinning line (or other optional
attachment). Keep engine below waist
level. A hot muffler can cause serious
burns.
S Keep firm footing and balance. Do not
overreach or use from unstable surfaces
such as ladders, trees, steep slopes,
rooftops, etc.
S Use only in daylight or good artificial light.
SAFETY INFORMATION
ON THE UNIT
DANGER: Never use blades with line
trimmer attachment. Never use flailing devices
with any attachment. This unit (when used with
supplied line trimmer attachment) is designed
for line trimmer use only. Use of any other accessories or attachments with line trimmer attachment will increase the risk of injury.
WARNING: Trimmer line throws objects violently. You and others can be blinded/injured. Wear eye and leg protection. Keep body
parts clear of rotating line.
Eye Protection
Hazard Zone
Boots
50 ft.
(15 m)
Keep children, bystanders, and animals 50 feet
(15 meters) away. If approached stop unit immediately.
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has been linked to blood vessel damage in
otherwise healthy people. If symptoms occur
such as numbness, pain, loss of strength,
change in skin color or texture, or loss of feeling
in the fingers, hands, or joints, discontinue the
use of this tool and seek medical attention. An
anti--vibration system does not guarantee the
avoidance of these problems. Users who operate power tools on a continual and regular basis
must monitor closely their physical condition
and the condition of this tool.
SPECIAL NOTICE: This unit is equipped
with a temperature limiting muffler and spark
arresting screen which meets the requirements of California Codes 4442 and 4443. All
U.S. forest land and the states of California,
Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington require by law that
many internal combustion engines be
equipped with a spark arresting screen. If you
operate in a locale where such regulations exist, you are legally responsible for maintaining
the operating condition of these parts. Failure
to do so is a violation of the law. For normal
homeowner use, the muffler and spark arresting screen will not require any service. After
50 hours of use, we recommend that your
muffler be serviced or replaced by your authorized service dealer.
S Use only for jobs explained in this manual
(or manuals for optional attachments).
UNIT / MAINTENANCE SAFETY
S Disconnect the spark plug before performing
maintenance except carburetor adjustments.
S Look for and replace damaged or loose parts
before each use. Look for and repair fuel
leaks before use. Keep in good working
condition.
S Replace trimmer head parts that are chipped,
cracked, broken, or damaged in any other
way before using the unit.
S Maintain unit according to recommended
procedures. Keep cutting line at proper
length.
S Use only 0.115 inch (3 mm) diameter Poulan
PRO brand line. Never use wire, rope, string,
etc.
S Install required shield properly before using
the unit. Use only specified trimmer head;
make sure it is properly installed and securely
fastened.
S Make sure unit is assembled correctly as
shown in this manual.
S Make carburetor adjustments with lower end
supported to prevent line from contacting any
object.
S Keep others away when making carburetor
adjustments.
S Use only recommended Poulan PRO
accessories and replacement parts.
S Have all maintenance and service not
explained in this manual performed by an
authorized service dealer.
LINE TRIMMER SAFETY
WARNING: Inspect the area before
each use. Remove objects (rocks, broken
glass, nails, wire, etc.) which can be thrown
by or become entangled in line. Hard objects
can damage the trimmer head and be thrown
causing serious injury.
S Use only for trimming, scalping, mowing
and sweeping. Do not use for edging,
pruning or hedge trimming.
S Cut from your left to your right. Cutting on
right side of the shield will throw debris
away from the operator.
FUEL SAFETY
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Mix and pour fuel outdoors.
Keep away from sparks or flames.
Use a container approved for fuel.
Do not smoke or allow smoking near fuel or
the unit.
Avoid spilling fuel or oil. Wipe up all fuel spills.
Move at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from
fueling site before starting engine.
Stop engine and allow to cool before
removing fuel cap.
Always store gasoline in a container
approved for flammable liquids.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RULES
FOR OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS
WARNING: For each optional attachment used, read entire instruction manual before use and follow all warnings and instructions in manual and on attachment.
TRANSPORTING AND STORAGE
S Allow engine to cool; secure unit before
storing or transporting in vehicle.
S Empty the fuel tank before storing or
transporting the unit. Use up fuel left in the
carburetor by starting the engine and letting it
run until it stops.
S Store unit and fuel in area where fuel vapors
cannot reach sparks or open flames from
water heaters, electric motors or switches,
furnaces, etc.
S Store unit so line limiter blade cannot
accidentally cause injury. The unit can be
hung by the shaft.
S Store unit out of reach of children.
SAFETY NOTICE: Exposure to vibrations
through prolonged use of gasoline powered
hand tools could cause blood vessel or nerve
damage in the fingers, hands, and joints of
people prone to circulation disorders or abnormal swellings. Prolonged use in cold weather
WARNING: Ensure handlebar is
installed when using edger or brushcutter attachments. Attach handlebar above arrow on
safety label on the upper shaft (engine end of
unit). If your edger or brushcutter attachment
does not include a handlebar, a handlebar accessory kit (#530071451) is available from
your authorized service dealer.
Handlebar
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EDGER SAFETY
S Never place any object in air intake opening
as this could restrict proper air flow and cause
damage to the unit.
S Never use for spreading chemicals, fertilizers,
or other substances which may contain toxic
materials.
S To avoid spreading fire, do not use near leaf or
brush fires, fireplaces, barbecue pits,
ashtrays, etc.
WARNING: Inspect the area to be
edged before each use. Remove objects
(rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, etc.) which
can be thrown by the blade or can wrap
around the shaft.
S Blade rotates momentarily after the trigger
is released. The blade can seriously cut
you or others.
S Allow blade to stop before removing it from
the cut.
BRUSHCUTTER SAFETY
DANGER: Blade can thrust violently
away from material it does not cut. Blade
thrust can cause amputation of arms or legs.
S Throw away blades that are bent, warped,
cracked, broken or damaged in any other
way. Replace parts that are cracked,
chipped, or damaged before using the unit.
S Do not attempt to remove cut material nor
hold material to be cut when the engine is
running or when cutting blade is moving.
S Always keep the wheel and depth adjusting
skid in contact with the ground.
S Always push the unit slowly over the
ground. Stay alert for uneven sidewalks,
holes in the terrain, large roots, etc.
S Always use the handlebar when using
edger attachment.
WARNING: Do not use trimmer head
as a fastening device for the blade.
WARNING: The blade continues to
spin after the throttle is released or engine is
turned off. The coasting blade can throw objects or seriously cut you if accidentally
touched. Stop the blade by contacting the left
hand side of the coasting blade with material
already cut.
BLOWER/VACUUM SAFETY
WARNING: Inspect area before
starting unit. Remove all debris and hard objects such as rocks, glass, wire, etc. that can
ricochet, be thrown, or otherwise cause injury
or damage during operation.
S Do not set unit on any surface except a clean,
hard area while engine is running. Debris
such as gravel, sand, dust, grass, etc., could
be picked up by the air intake and thrown out
through discharge opening, damaging unit,
property, or causing serious injury to
bystanders or operator.
S Never place objects inside the blower tubes,
vacuum tubes or blower outlet. Always direct
the blowing debris away from people,
animals, glass, and solid objects such as
trees, automobiles, walls, etc. The force of air
can cause rocks, dirt, or sticks to be thrown or
to ricochet which can hurt people or animals,
break glass, or cause other damage.
S Never run unit without the proper
equipment attached. When using your unit
as a blower, always install blower tubes.
S Check air intake opening, blower tubes or
vacuum tubes frequently, always with
engine stopped
and
spark plug
disconnected. Keep vents and discharge
tubes free of debris which can accumulate
and restrict proper air flow.
Stop coasting
blade by contact
with cut material.
WARNING: Inspect the area to be
cut before each use. Remove objects (rocks,
broken glass, nails, wire, etc.) which can be
thrown or become entangled in the blade or
trimmer line.
S Throw away and replace blades that are
bent, warped, cracked, broken or damaged
in any other way.
S Install required shield properly before using
the unit. Use the metal shield for all metal
blade use. Only use brushcutter
attachments that provide a metal shield
with proboscis nose.
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Blades move
momentarily
after the
trigger is
released.
Proboscis
nose
S Use only specified blade and make sure it is
properly installed and securely fastened.
S Cut from your right to your left.
S Always use the handlebar and a properly
adjusted shoulder strap with blade (see
ASSEMBLY instructions in brushcutter
attachment instruction manual).
Allow blades to stop
before removing
them from the cut.
WARNING: Inspect the area before
starting the unit. Remove all debris and hard
objects such as rocks, glass, wire, etc. that
can ricochet, be thrown, or otherwise cause
injury or damage during operation.
S Do not use a cutting blade that is bent,
warped, cracked, broken or damaged in any
other way. Have worn or damaged parts
replaced by an authorized service dealer.
S Always keep unit in front of your body.
Keep all parts of your body away from the
cutting blade.
S Keep the cutting blade and air vents clear of
debris.
CULTIVATOR SAFETY
WARNING: Rotating tines can cause
serious injury. Keep away from rotating tines.
Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug
before unclogging tines or making repairs.
POLE PRUNER SAFETY
WARNING: The reciprocating blade/
rotating chain can cause severe injury. Inspect the unit before use. Do not operate unit
with a bent, cracked or dull blade or dull chain.
Keep away from the blade/chain.
WARNING: Inspect the area to be
cultivated before starting the unit. Remove all
debris and hard and sharp objects such as
rocks, vines, branches, rope, string, etc.
S Avoid heavy contact with solid objects that
might stop the tines. If heavy contact occurs,
stop the engine and inspect the unit for
damage.
S Never operate the cultivator without the tine
cover in place and properly secured.
S Keep the tines and guard clear of debris.
S After striking a foreign object, stop the
engine, disconnect the spark plug and
inspect the cultivator for damage. Repair
before restarting.
S Disconnect attachment from the drive engine
before cleaning the tines with a hose and
water to remove any build--up. Oil the tines to
prevent rust.
S Always wear gloves when servicing or
cleaning the tines. The tines become very
sharp from use.
S Do not run unit at high speed unless
cultivating.
WARNING: The reciprocating blade/
rotating chain is sharp. Do not touch. To prevent serious injury, always stop engine and
ensure blade/chain has stopped moving, disconnect spark plug, and wear gloves when
changing or handling the blade or chain.
WARNING: A coasting blade/rotating chain can cause injury while it continues to
move after the engine is stopped. Maintain
proper control of the unit until the blade/chain
has completely stopped moving. Keep
hands, face and feet at a distance from all
moving parts. Do not attempt to touch or stop
the blade or chain when it is moving.
HEDGE TRIMMER SAFETY
DANGER: RISK OF CUT; KEEP
HANDS AWAY FROM BLADE -- Blade moves
momentarily after the trigger is released. Do not
attempt to clear away cut material when the
blade is in motion. Make sure the switch is in the
OFF position, the spark plug wire is disconnected, and the blade has stopped moving before removing jammed material from the cutting
blade. Do not grab or hold the unit by the cutting
blade.
WARNING: Falling objects can
cause severe head injury. Wear head protection when operating this unit with a pole pruner attachment.
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WARNING: Never lean over discharge chute. Rocks or debris could be
thrown into the eyes and face and cause serious injury or blindness.
WARNING: Inspect the area where
the unit is to be used. Remove objects that
could be thrown or damage the unit. Some
objects may be hidden by fallen snow -- be
alert for the possibility.
S Direct material discharge away from glass
enclosures, automobiles, etc.
S Do not run engine at high speed while not
removing snow.
S Be attentive when using the snowthrower,
and stay alert for holes in the terrain and other
hidden hazards.
S Make sure the rotor will spin freely before
attaching the snowthrower to the powerhead.
S If the rotor will not rotate freely due to frozen
ice, thaw the unit before thoroughly before
attempting to operate under power.
S Keep the rotor clear of debris.
S Do not throw snow near other people. The
snow thrower could propel small objects at
high speed causing injury.
S After striking a foreign object, stop the
engine, disconnect spark plug and inspect
the snowthrower for damage and repair if
necessary before restarting unit.
S Never operate the snowthrower near glass
enclosures, automobiles and trucks.
S Never attempt to use the snowthrower on a
roof.
S Never operate the snowthrower near
window wells, dropoffs, etc.
S Never discharge snow onto public roads or
near moving traffic.
S Clear snow from slopes by going up and
down; never across. Use caution when
changing directions. Never clear snow from
steep slopes.
S Let snowthrower run for a few minutes after
clearing snow so moving parts do not
freeze.
S Look behind and use care when backing up.
Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling,
especially when operating in reverse.
S Know how to stop quickly.
WARNING: To prevent serious injury,
do not use more than one boom extension with
a pole pruner attachment.
WARNING: Keep the pruner away
from power lines or electrical wires.
S Only use for pruning limbs or branches
overhead up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter.
S Do not operate the unit faster than the
speed needed to prune. Do not run the unit
at high speed when not pruning.
S Always stop the unit when work is delayed
or when walking from one cutting location to
another.
S If you strike or become entangled with a
foreign object, stop the engine immediately
and check for damage. Have any damage
repaired by an authorized service dealer
before attempting further operations.
Discard blades that are bent, warped,
cracked or broken.
S Stop the unit immediately if you feel excessive
vibration. Vibration is a sign of trouble. Inspect
thoroughly for loose nuts, bolts or damage
before continuing. Contact an authorized
service dealer for repair or replacement of
affected parts as necessary.
SNOW THROWER SAFETY
WARNING: Keep hands and feet
away from the rotor when starting or running
the engine. Never attempt to clear the rotor
with the engine/motor running. Stop engine
and disconnect spark plug before unclogging
snow or debris from discharge chute or when
adjusting vanes.
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ASSEMBLY
WARNING: If received assembled,
repeat all steps to ensure your unit is properly
assembled and all fasteners are secure.
Examine parts for damage. Do not use damaged parts.
NOTE: If you need assistance or find parts
missing or damaged, call 1-800-554-6723.
It is normal for the fuel filter to rattle in the
empty fuel tank.
Finding fuel or oil residue on muffler is normal
due to carburetor adjustments and testing
done by the manufacturer.
Secondary Hole
Locking/Release
Button in Primary Hole
For optional attachments, see the ASSEMBLY
section of the applicable attachment instruction
manual.
INSTALLING TRIMMER ATTACHMENT
CAUTION: When installing trimmer attach-
ATTACHING THE SHIELD
ment, place the unit on a flat surface for stability.
1. Loosen the coupler by turning the knob
counterclockwise.
Coupler
WARNING: The shield must be properly installed. The shield provides partial protection from the risk of thrown objects to the operator and others and is equipped with a line limiter
blade which cuts excess line to the proper
length. The line limiter blade (on underside of
shield) is sharp and can cut you.
For proper orientation of shield, see KNOW
YOUR TRIMMER illustration in OPERATION
section.
1. Remove wing nut from shield.
2. Insert bracket into slot as shown.
3. Pivot shield until bolt passes through hole in
bracket.
4. Securely tighten wing nut onto bolt.
Wing Nut
Bracket
LOOSEN
Shipping
protector
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Knob
TIGHTEN
Remove shipping protector from coupler.
Remove the shaft cap from the trimmer attachment (if present).
Position locking/release button of attachment into guide recess of coupler.
Push the attachment into the coupler until
the locking/release button snaps into the
primary hole.
Before using the unit, tighten the knob securely by turning clockwise.
Coupler
Primary Hole
Guide Recess
Upper
Shaft
Locking/
Release
Button
Slot
Shield
Gearbox
ADJUSTING THE HANDLE
WARNING: When adjusting the handle, be sure it remains above the safety label
and below the mark or arrow on the shaft.
1. Loosen wing nut on handle.
2. Rotate the handle on the shaft to an upright position; retighten wing nut.
Lower
Attachment
WARNING: Make sure the locking/
release button is locked in the primary hole
and the knob is securely tightened before operating the unit. All attachments are designed
to be used in the primary hole unless otherwise
stated in the applicable attachment instruction
manual. Using the wrong hole could lead to serious injury or damage to the unit.
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OPERATION
KNOW YOUR UNIT
READ THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL AND SAFETY RULES BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
Compare the illustrations with your unit to familiarize yourself with the location of the various controls
and adjustments. Save this manual for future reference.
Assist Handle
Coupler
ON/OFF Switch
Shaft
Trimmer Head
Starter Handle
Primer Bulb
Shield
Throttle Trigger
Line Limiter
Blade
Start Lever
ON/OFF SWITCH
START LEVER
The ON/OFF switch is located on the trigger
handle and is used to stop the engine. Move the
switch to the OFF position to stop the engine.
The START LEVER helps to supply fuel to the
engine to aid in starting. Activate the starting
system by moving the start lever to the START
position. DO NOT squeeze the throttle trigger
until the engine has started and runs. After the
engine starts, allow the engine to warm--up 5
seconds, then fully squeeze the throttle trigger
to deactivate the starting system.
PRIMER BULB
The PRIMER BULB removes air from the carburetor and fuel lines and fills them with fuel.
This allows you to start the engine with fewer
pulls on the starter rope. Activate the primer
bulb by pressing it and allowing it to return to
its original form.
COUPLER
The COUPLER enables optional attachments to be installed on the unit.
BEFORE STARTING ENGINE
USE automotive oil or marine oil. These oils
will cause engine damage. When mixing fuel,
follow instructions printed on container. Once
oil is added to gasoline, shake container momentarily to assure that the fuel is thoroughly
mixed. Always read and follow the safety
rules relating to fuel before fueling your unit.
WARNING: Be sure to read the fuel
information in the safety rules before you begin. If you do not understand the safety rules,
do not attempt to fuel your unit. Call
1-800-554-6723.
IMPORTANT
FUELING ENGINE
WARNING:
when refueling.
Experience indicates that alcohol blended
fuels (called gasohol or using ethanol or
methanol) can attract moisture which leads to
separation and formation of acids during storage. Acidic gas can damage the fuel system
of an engine while in storage. To avoid engine
problems, empty the fuel system before storage for 30 days or longer. Drain the gas tank,
start the engine and let it run until the fuel lines
and carburetor are empty. Use fresh fuel next
season. Never use engine or carburetor
cleaner products in the fuel tank or permanent
damage may occur.
See the STORAGE section for additional information.
Remove fuel cap slowly
HELPFUL TIP
To obtain the correct oil mix
ratio, pour 3.2 ounces of
2-- cycle synthetic oil into
one gallon of fresh gas.
This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline. Before operation, gasoline
must be mixed with a good quality synthetic
2-cycle air-cooled engine oil designed to be
mixed at a ratio of 40:1. Poulan/WEED EATER
brand synthetic oil is recommended. Mix gasoline and oil at a ratio of 40:1. A 40:1 ratio is obtained by mixing 3.2 ounces (95 ml) of oil with 1
gallon (4 liters) of unleaded gasoline. DO NOT
Muffler
HOW TO STOP YOUR UNIT
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S To stop the engine, move the ON/OFF
switch to the OFF position.
STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE
Flooded engines can be started by placing
the ON/OFF switch in the ON position. Move
the start lever to the RUN position and fully
squeeze throttle trigger. Pull the starter handle repeatedly while squeezing throttle trigger
until engine starts and runs. This could require pulling the starter handle many times,
depending on how badly the unit is flooded.
If the unit still doesn’t start, refer to
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE or call
1-800-554-6723.
ON/OFF Switch
HOW TO START YOUR UNIT
WARNING: Avoid any contact with
the muffler. A hot muffler can cause serious
burns.
OPERATING THE COUPLER
This model is equipped with a coupler which
enables optional attachments to be installed.
The optional attachments are:
MODEL:
Edger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PPB1000E
Cultivator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PPB2000T
Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PPB3000B
Brushcutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PPB4000C
Pruner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PPB5000P
Starting Position
HELPFUL TIP
If your engine still does not
start after following these
instructions, please call
1-- 800-- 554-- 6723.
WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before removing or installing attachments.
REMOVING TRIMMER ATTACHMENT (OR OTHER OPTIONAL
ATTACHMENTS)
CAUTION: When removing or installing at-
STARTING A COLD ENGINE
NOTE: DO NOT squeeze the throttle trigger
until the engine has started and runs.
1. Set unit on a flat surface.
2. Move ON/OFF switch to the ON position.
3. Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
4. Move the start lever to the START position.
tachments, place the unit on a flat surface for
stability.
1. Loosen the coupler by turning the knob
counterclockwise.
Upper
Shaft
Coupler
Starter Handle
Lower
Attachment
Start
Lever
LOOSEN
Primer Bulb
2.
Muffler
5. Pull starter rope handle sharply until engine starts and runs.
6. Allow unit to run for 5 seconds, then fully
squeeze the throttle trigger to disengage
the starting system.
Coupler
Upper Shaft
Lower Attachment
3. While securely holding the engine and
upper shaft, pull the attachment straight
out of the coupler.
STARTING A WARM ENGINE
1. Move ON/OFF switch to the ON position.
2. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger.
Keep throttle trigger fully squeezed until
engine runs smoothly.
3. Pull starter rope sharply while squeezing
throttle trigger until engine runs.
NOTE: Normally, the warm starting procedure can be used within 5--10 minutes after
the unit is turned OFF. If the unit sits for more
than 10 minutes without being ran, it will be
necessary to start the unit by following the
steps under STARTING A COLD ENGINE or
following the starting instruction steps shown
on the unit.
TIGHTEN
Knob
Press and hold the locking/release button.
Locking/Release
Button
INSTALLING OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Remove the shaft cap from the attachment (if present).
Position locking/release button of attachment into guide recess of coupler.
Push the attachment into the coupler until
the locking/release button snaps into the
primary hole.
Before using the unit, tighten the knob securely by turning clockwise.
Coupler
Upper
Shaft
Primary Hole
Guide Recess
Locking/
Release Attachment
Button
WARNING: Make sure the locking/
release button is locked in the primary hole
and the knob is securely tightened before operating the unit. All attachments are designed
to be used in the primary hole unless otherwise
stated in the applicable attachment instruction
manual. Using the wrong hole could lead to serious injury or damage to the unit.
Secondary Hole
Locking/Release
Button in Primary Hole
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
It is recommended that the engine not be
operated for longer than 1 minute at full
throttle.
S Cut only from your left to your right to
ensure debris is thrown away from you.
Without bending over, keep line near and
parallel to the ground and not crowded into
material being cut.
Do not run the engine at a higher speed than
necessary. The cutting line will cut efficiently
when the engine is run at less than full throttle.
At lower speeds, there is less engine noise and
vibration. The cutting line will last longer and will
be less likely to “weld” onto the spool. Always
release the throttle trigger and allow the engine to return to idle speed when not cutting.
To stop engine:
S Release the throttle trigger.
S Move the ON/OFF switch to the OFF position.
CUTTING METHODS
WARNING: Use minimum speed
and do not crowd the line when cutting around
hard objects (rock, gravel, fence posts, etc.),
which can damage the trimmer head, become
entangled in the line, or be thrown causing a
serious hazard.
S The tip of the line does the cutting. You will
achieve the best performance and minimum line wear by not crowding the line into
the cutting area. The right and wrong ways
are shown below.
Tip of the line
Line crowded into
does the cutting.
work area.
OPERATING POSITION
ALWAYS WEAR:
Hearing
Protection
Eye Protection
Right
Long Pants
Heavy shoes
Cut only from your left to your right.
WARNING: Always wear eye protection. Never lean over the trimmer head.
Rocks or debris can ricochet or be thrown into
eyes and face and cause blindness or other
serious injury.
When operating unit, stand as shown and
check for the following:
S Wear eye protection and heavy clothing.
S Hold trigger handle with your right hand and
assit handle with left hand.
S Keep unit below waist level.
Wrong
S The line will easily remove grass and
weeds from around walls, fences, trees and
flower beds, but it also can cut the tender
bark of trees or shrubs and scar fences.
S For trimming or scalping, use less than full
throttle to increase line life and decrease
head wear, especially:
S During light duty cutting.
S Near objects around which the line can
wrap such as small posts, trees or fence
wire.
S For mowing or sweeping, use full throttle for
a good clean job.
TRIMMING -- Hold the bottom of the trimmer
head about 3 inches (8 cm) above the ground
and at an angle. Allow only the tip of the line to
make contact. Do not force trimmer line into
work area.
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MOWING -- Your trimmer is ideal for mowing
in places conventional lawn mowers cannot
reach. In the mowing position, keep the line
parallel to the ground. Avoid pressing the
head into the ground as this can scalp the
ground and damage the tool.
Trimming
Mowing
3 inches (8 cm)
above ground
SCALPING -- The scalping technique removes
unwanted vegetation down to the ground. Hold
the bottom of the trimmer head about 3 in. (8
cm) above the ground and at an angle. Allow the
tip of the line to strike the ground around trees,
posts, monuments, etc. This technique increases line wear.
Scalping
SWEEPING -- The fanning action of the rotating line can be used to blow away loose debris
from an area. Keep the line parallel to and
above the area surface and swing the tool
from side to side.
Sweeping
MAINTENANCE
WARNING:
Disconnect the spark
plug before performing maintenance except
for carburetor adjustments.
HELPFUL TIP
IMPORTANT: Have all
repairs other than the recommended maintenance
described in the instruction
manual performed by an
authorized service dealer.
If any dealer other than an authorized
service dealer performs work on the
product, Poulan PRO may not pay for
repairs under warranty. It is your responsibility to maintain and perform
general maintenance.
CHECK FOR LOOSE
FASTENERS AND PARTS
S
S
S
S
S
Spark Plug Boot
Air Filter
Housing Screws
Assist Handle Screw
Debris Shield
CHECK FOR DAMAGED OR
WORN PARTS
Contact an authorized service dealer for replacement of damaged or worn parts.
S ON/OFF Switch -- Ensure ON/OFF switch
functions properly by moving the switch to
the OFF position. Make sure engine stops;
then restart engine and continue.
S Fuel Tank -- Discontinue use of unit if fuel
tank shows signs of damage or leaks.
S Debris Shield -- Discontinue use of unit if
debris shield is damaged.
INSPECT AND CLEAN UNIT AND DECALS
S After each use, inspect complete unit for
loose or damaged parts. Clean the unit and
decals using a damp cloth with a mild detergent.
S Wipe off unit with a clean dry cloth.
CLEAN AIR FILTER
A dirty air filter decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption and
harmful emissions. Always clean after every
5 hours of operation.
1. Clean the cover and the area around it to
keep dirt from falling into the carburetor
chamber when the cover is removed.
2. Remove parts by pressing button to release air filter cover.
NOTE: To avoid creating a fire hazard or
producing harmful evaporative emissions, do
not clean filter in gasoline or other flammable
solvent.
3. Wash the filter in soap and water.
4. Allow filter to dry.
5. Replace parts.
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Air Filter
For normal homeowner use, the muffler and
spark arresting screen will not require any
service. After 50 hours of use, we recommend that your muffler be serviced or replaced by an authorized service dealer.
REPLACE SPARK PLUG
Air Filter Cover
INSPECT MUFFLER AND SPARK
ARRESTING SCREEN
WARNING: The muffler on this product contains chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer.
As your unit is used, carbon deposits build up
on the muffler and spark arresting screen and
must be removed to avoid creating a fire hazard or affecting engine performance.
Replace the spark plug each year to ensure
the engine starts easier and runs better. Inspect spark plug every 25 hours of usage.
Clean and/or replace as necessary. Set spark
plug gap at 0.025 inch (0.6 mm). Ignition timing is fixed and nonadjustable.
1. Twist, then pull off spark plug boot.
2. Remove spark plug from cylinder and
discard.
3. Replace with Champion RCJ-6Y spark
plug and tighten securely with a 3/4 inch
(19 mm) socket wrench.
4. Reinstall the spark plug boot.
SERVICE AND ADJUSTMENTS
REPLACING THE LINE
For unit to operate properly, the cutting line
should be replaced when line becomes worn to
less than 3 inches in length from the edge of the
line exit tunnels on each side of the cutting head.
WARNING: Only replace cutting line
with ON/OFF switch in the OFF position.
1. Remove and discard worn line before
installing new line.
2. Use only 0.115 inch (3 mm) diameter
Poulan PRO brand cut length line.
3. Insert one end of the line through the
positioning tunnel.
4. Continue to feed line through tunnel until
line is centered (leaving equal amounts
on each side). See illustration below.
7.
Correctly installed line will be the same
length on both ends.
REPLACING THE CUTTING HEAD
1.
2.
Align hole in the dust cup with the hole in
the side of the gearbox by rotating the
dust cup.
Insert a small screwdriver into aligned
holes. This will keep the shaft from turning
while removing and installing trimmer head.
Screwdriver
Positioning
tunnel
3.
4.
5.
While holding the screwdriver in position,
remove trimmer head by turning clockwise.
Thread replacement trimmer head onto
the shaft by turning counterclockwise.
Tighten until secure.
Remove the screwdriver.
CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
5. Insert ends of line one at a time through
the line exit tunnels.
6. Pull the line and make sure the line is extended fully through the tunnels.
Line exit
Line exit
tunnel
tunnel
WARNING: Keep others away when
making idle speed adjustments. The trimmer
head, blade or any optional attachment will be
spinning during most of this procedure. Wear
your protective equipment and observe all safety precautions. After making adjustments, the
trimmer head, blade or any optional attachment
must not move/spin at idle speed.
The carburetor has been carefully set at the
factory. Adjustments may be necessary if you
notice any of the following conditions:
S Engine will not idle when the throttle is
released.
S The trimmer head, blade or optional
attachment moves/spins at idle.
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Make adjustments with the unit supported so
the cutting attachment is off the ground and
will not make contact with any object. Hold
the unit by hand while running and making adjustments. Keep all parts of your body away
from the cutting attachment and muffler.
Idle Speed Adjustment
Allow engine to idle. Adjust speed until engine
runs without trimmer head, blade or optional
attachment moving or spinning (idle too fast)
or stalling (idle speed too slow).
S Turn idle speed screw clockwise to
increase engine speed if engine stalls or
dies.
S Turn idle speed screw counterclockwise to
decrease engine speed if trimmer head,
blade or optional attachment moves or
spins at idle.
WARNING: Recheck the idle speed
after each adjustment. The trimmer head,
blade or optional attachment must not move
or spin at idle speed to avoid serious injury to
the operator or others.
Air Filter
Cover
Idle Speed
Screw
If you require further assistance or are unsure
about performing this procedure, contact an
authorized
service
dealer
or
call
1--800--554--6723.
STORAGE
WARNING:
Perform the following
steps after each use:
S Allow engine to cool before storing or transporting.
S Store unit and fuel in a well ventilated area
where fuel vapors cannot reach sparks or
open flames from water heaters, electric
motors or switches, furnaces, etc.
S Store unit with all guards in place. Position
unit so that any sharp object cannot accidentally cause injury.
S Store unit and fuel well out of the reach of
children.
SEASONAL STORAGE
Prepare unit for storage at end of season or if
it will not be used for 30 days or more.
If your unit is to be stored for a period of time:
S Clean the entire unit before lengthy
storage.
S Store in a clean dry area.
S Lightly oil external metal surfaces.
FUEL SYSTEM
Under FUELING ENGINE in the OPERATION section of this manual, see message labeled IMPORTANT regarding the use of gasohol in your engine.
Fuel stabilizer is an acceptable alternative in
minimizing the formation of fuel gum deposits
during storage. Add stabilizer to the gasoline
in the fuel tank or fuel storage container.
Follow the mix instructions found on stabilizer
container. Run engine at least 5 minutes after
adding stabilizer.
HELPFUL TIP
During storage of your gas/
oil mixture, the oil will separate from the gas.
We recommend that you
shake the gas can weekly
to insure proper blending of
the gas and oil.
ENGINE
S Remove spark plug and pour 1 teaspoon of
40:1, 2-cycle engine oil (air cooled) through
the spark plug opening. Slowly pull the
starter rope 8 to 10 times to distribute oil.
S Replace spark plug with new one of recommended type and heat range.
S Clean air filter.
S Check entire unit for loose screws, nuts,
and bolts. Replace any damaged, broken,
or worn parts.
S At the beginning of the next season, use
only fresh fuel having the proper gasoline to
oil ratio.
OTHER
S Do not store gasoline from one season to
another.
S Replace your gasoline can if it starts to rust.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLE
WARNING: Always stop unit and disconnect spark plug before performing all of the
recommended remedies below except remedies that require operation of the unit.
TROUBLE
CAUSE
REMEDY
Engine will not
start.
1.ON/OFF switch in
OFF position.
2. Engine flooded.
1. Move ON/OFF switch to the ON
position.
2. See “Starting a Flooded Engine” in
Operation Section.
3. Fill tank with correct fuel mixture.
4. Install new spark plug.
5. Check for dirty fuel filter; replace.
Check for kinked or split fuel line;
repair or replace.
6. Contact an authorized service dealer.
3. Fuel tank empty.
4. Spark plug not firing.
5. Fuel not reaching
carburetor.
6. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
Engine will
not idle
properly.
Engine will not
accelerate,
lacks power,
or dies under
a load.
Engine
smokes
excessively.
Engine runs
hot.
1. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
2. Crankshaft seals worn.
3. Compression low.
1. Air filter dirty.
2. Spark plug fouled.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
5. Compression low.
1. Fuel mixture incorrect.
2. Air filter dirty.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
1. Fuel mixture incorrect.
2. Spark plug incorrect.
3. Carburetor requires
adjustment.
4. Carbon build-up on
muffler outlet screen.
1. See “Carburetor Adjustment” in
Service and Adjustments Section.
2. Contact an authorized service dealer.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Clean or replace air filter.
2. Clean or replace plug
and regap.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
5. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. Empty fuel tank and refill with
correct fuel mixture.
2. Clean or replace air filter.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
1. See “Fueling Engine” in Operation
section.
2. Replace with correct spark plug.
3. Contact an authorized service dealer.
4. Contact an authorized service dealer.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Poulan PRO warrants to the original purchaser that each new Poulan PRO brand
gasoline tool or attachment is free from defects in material and workmanship and
agrees to repair or replace under this warranty any defective gasoline product or attachment as follows from the original date of
purchase.
2 YEARS -- Parts and Labor, when used for
household purposes.
90 DAYS -- Parts and Labor, when used for
commercial, professional, or income producing purposes.
30 DAYS -- Parts and Labor, if used for rental
purposes.
This warranty is not transferable and does not
cover damage or liability caused by improper
handling, improper maintenance, or the use
of accessories and/or attachments not specifically recommended by Poulan PRO for
this tool. Additionally, this warranty does not
cover tune-ups, spark plugs, filters, cutting
line, or rotating head parts that will wear and
require replacement with reasonable use during the warranty period. This warranty does
not cover predelivery setup or normal adjustments explained in the instruction manual.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM
STATE TO STATE.NO CLAIMS FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES WILL
BE ALLOWED, AND THERE ARE NO
OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT THOSE EXPRESSLY STIPULATED
HEREIN.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
The policy of Poulan PRO is to continuously
improve its products. Therefore, Poulan
PRO reserves the right to change, modify, or
discontinue models, designs, specifications,
and accessories of all products at any time
without notice or obligation to any purchaser.
U.S. EPA / CALIFORNIA / ENVIRONMENT CANADA
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS: The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, California Air Resources
Board, Environment Canada and Poulan
PRO are pleased to explain the emissions
control system warranty on your year 2007
and later small off--road engine. In California,
all small off--road engines must be designed,
built, and equipped to meet the State’s stringent anti--smog standards. Poulan PRO must
warrant the emission control system on your
small off--road engine for the periods of time
listed below provided there has been no
abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of
your small off--road engine. Your emission
control system includes parts such as the
carburetor, the ignition system and the fuel
tank (California only). Where a warrantable
condition exists, Poulan PRO will repair your
small off--road engine at no cost to you. Expenses covered under warranty include diagnosis, parts and labor. MANUFACTURER’S
WARRANTY COVERAGE: If any emissions
related part on your engine (as listed under
Emissions Control Warranty Parts List) is defective or a defect in the materials or workmanship of the engine causes the failure of
such an emission related part, the part will be
repaired or replaced by Poulan PRO. OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
As the small off--road engine owner, you are
responsible for the performance of the required maintenance listed in your instruction
manual. Poulan PRO recommends that you
retain all receipts covering maintenance on
your small off--road engine, but Poulan PRO
cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all scheduled maintenance. As the
small off--road engine owner, you should be
aware that Poulan PRO may deny you warranty coverage if your small off--road engine
or a part of it has failed due to abuse, neglect,
improper maintenance, unapproved modifications, or the use of parts not made or approved by the original equipment manufacturer. You are responsible for presenting your
small off--road engine to an Poulan PRO authorized repair center as soon as a problem
exists. Warranty repairs should be completed
in a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed
30 days. If you have any questions regarding
your warranty rights and responsibilities, you
should contact your nearest authorized service center or call Poulan PRO at
1--800--554--6723. WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE: The warranty period
begins on the date the small off--road engine
is purchased. LENGTH OF COVERAGE:
This warranty shall be for a period of two
years from the initial date of purchase. WHAT
IS COVERED: REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS. Repair or replacement of
any warranted part will be performed at no
charge to the owner at an approved Poulan
PRO servicing center. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest authorized service center or call Poulan
PRO at 1--800--554--6723. WARRANTY PERIOD: Any warranted part which is not
scheduled for replacement as required main-
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tenance, or which is scheduled only for regular inspection to the effect of “repair or replace
as necessary” shall be warranted for 2 years.
Any warranted part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintenance shall be
warranted for the period of time up to the first
scheduled replacement point for that part.
DIAGNOSIS: The owner shall not be
charged for diagnostic labor which leads to
the determination that a warranted part is defective if the diagnostic work is performed at
an approved Poulan PRO servicing center.
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES: Poulan
PRO may be liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a
warranted part still under warranty. WHAT IS
NOT COVERED: All failures caused by
abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance are
not covered. ADD-- ON OR MODIFIED
PARTS: The use of add--on or modified parts
can be grounds for disallowing a warranty
claim. Poulan PRO is not liable to cover failures
of warranted parts caused by the use of add--on
or modified parts.
HOW TO FILE A CLAIM: If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest authorized service center or call Poulan PRO at
1--800--554--6723. WHERE TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE: Warranty services or repairs shall be provided at all Poulan PRO service centers. Call: 1--800--554--6723.
MAINTENANCE, REPLACEMENT AND
REPAIR OF EMISSION RELATED PARTS:
Any Poulan PRO approved replacement part
used in the performance of any warranty
maintenance or repair on emission related
parts will be provided without charge to the
owner if the part is under warranty. EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY PARTS
LIST: Carburetor, Ignition System: Spark
Plug (covered up to maintenance schedule),
Ignition Module, Muffler including catalyst,
Fuel Tank (California only). MAINTENANCE
STATEMENT: The owner is responsible for
the performance of all required maintenance
as defined in the instruction manual.
The information on the product label indicates which standard your engine is certified.
Example: (Year) EPA Phase 1 or Phase 2 and/or CALIFORNIA.
This engine is certified to be emissions compliant for the following use:
Moderate (50 hours)
Intermediate (125 hours)
Extended (300 hours)
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