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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
PC30 PRUNER/TRIMMER
RY52001 / RY52001A
Your pruner/trimmer has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi’s high standard for dependability, ease of operation,
and operator safety. When properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using
this product.
Thank you for buying a Ryobi product.
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
n Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2
�n General Safety Rules ....................................................................................................................................................... 3
�n Specific Safety Rules....................................................................................................................................................... 4
�n Symbols........................................................................................................................................................................ 5-6
�n Features........................................................................................................................................................................ 7-8
�n Assembly .................................................................................................................................................................... 8-10
�n Operation.................................................................................................................................................................. 11-14
n Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................................. 15-21
n Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................................................. 22
n Warranty ................................................................................................................................................................... 23-25
�n Parts Ordering / Service ................................................................................................................................................ 26
INTRODUCTION
This product has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability
have been given top priority in the design of this product, making it easy to maintain and operate.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
�n Always stop the engine and remove the spark plug wire
before making any adjustments or repairs except for
carburetor adjustments.
WARNING!
Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow
all instructions listed below, may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious personal injury.
�n Inspect the unit before each use for loose fasteners, fuel
leaks, etc. Replace any damaged parts before use.
�n The chain may rotate during carburetor adjustments.
�n 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:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
n For safe operation, read and understand all instructions before using this product. Follow all safety instructions. Failure to follow all safety instructions listed below,
can result in serious personal injury.
�n Do not allow children or untrained individuals to use this
unit.
n Never let anyone use the machine who has not received
adequate instructions in the machine’s proper use. This
applies to rentals as well as privately owned units and
also to the power head it is attached to.
a) Keep your body warm in cold weather. When operating the unit wear gloves to keep the hands and wrists
warm. It is reported that cold weather is a major factor
contributing to Raynaud’s Syndrome.
n Always wear safety glasses with side shields.
Everyday glasses have only impact resistant lenses. They
are NOT safety glasses. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of eye injury.
b) After each period of operation, exercise to increase
blood circulation.
n Product users on United States Forest Service land, and
in some states, must comply with fire prevention regulations. This product is equipped with a spark arrestor;
however, other user requirements may apply. Check with
your federal, state, or local authorities.
c) Take frequent work breaks. Limit the amount of exposure per day.
d) Keep the tool well maintained, fasteners tightened and
worn parts replaced.
n Wear heavy, long pants, boots, and gloves. Do not wear
loose fitting clothing, short pants, or go barefoot. Do not
wear jewelry of any kind.
If you experience any of the symptoms of this condition,
immediately discontinue use and see your physician
about these symptoms.
n Never operate this unit on the operator’s left side.
n Mix and store fuel in a container approved for gasoline.
n Secure long hair above shoulder level to prevent entanglement in moving parts.
n Mix fuel outdoors where there are no sparks or flames.
Wipe up any fuel spillage. Move 30 ft. away from refueling
site before starting engine.
n Keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 50 ft.
away.
n Stop the engine and allow to cool before refueling or
storing the unit.
n Do not operate this unit when you are tired, ill, or under
the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.
n Allow the engine to cool, empty the fuel tank, and secure
the unit from moving before transporting in a vehicle.
n Do not operate in poor lighting.
n Do not operate in rain or use in damp or wet environments.
n Check for damaged parts. Before further use of the tool,
any part that is damaged should be carefully checked
to determine that it will operate properly and perform its
intended function. Check for alignment of moving parts,
binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting,
and any other conditions that may affect its operation. A
guard or other part that is damaged should be properly
repaired or replaced by an authorized service dealer.
Following this rule will reduce the risk of shock, fire, or
serious injury.
n Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach. Overreaching can result in loss of balance or exposure to hot
surfaces.
n Keep all parts of your body away from any moving part.
n To avoid hot surfaces, never operate the unit with the
bottom of the engine above waist level.
n Do not touch area around the muffler or cylinder of the
unit. These parts get hot from operation.
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SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES FOR PRUNER USE
n To prevent electrical shock or serious personal injury, do
not use this product with any AC power head.
n Kickback is a dangerous reaction that can lead to serious
injury. Kickback may occur when the moving chain contacts an object at the upper portion of the tip of the guide
bar or when the wood closes in and pinches the chain
in the cut. Contact at the upper portion of the tip of the
guide bar can cause the chain to dig into the object and
stop the chain for an instant. The result is a lightning-fast,
reverse reaction which kicks the guide bar up and back
toward the operator. If the chain is pinched along the top
of the guide bar, the guide bar can be driven rapidly back
toward the operator, which can cause loss of control and
may result in serious injury. Do not rely exclusively upon
the safety devices built into the product.
n Follow the sharpening and maintenance instructions for
the saw chain.
n Use only the replacement guide bars and low kickback
chains specified for the unit.
SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES FOR TRIMMER
USE
n Replace string head if cracked, chipped, or damaged
in any way. Be sure the string head or blade is properly
installed and securely fastened. Failure to do so can cause
serious injury.
n Make sure all guards, straps, deflectors, and handles are
properly and securely attached.
n Use only the manufacturer’s replacement string in the
cutting head. Do not use any other cutting attachment.
To install any other brand of cutting head to this string
trimmer can result in serious personal injury.
n Never operate unit without the grass deflector in place
and in good condition.
n Maintain a firm grip on both handles while trimming. Keep
string head below waist level. Never cut with the string
head located over 30 in. or more above the ground.
With a basic understanding of kickback, you can reduce
or eliminate the element of surprise. Sudden surprise
contributes to accidents.
n Make sure that the area in which you are cutting is free
from obstructions. Do not let the nose of the guide bar
contact a log, branch, fence, or any other obstruction
while you are operating the unit.
n Cut only when visibility and light are adequate for you to
see clearly.
n Do not use on a ladder or unstable support. Always cut
with both feet on solid ground to prevent being pulled off
balance.
REFUELING
n To protect yourself from electrocution, do not operate
within 50 feet of overhead electrical lines.
n FUEL IS HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. Take precautions when
using to reduce the chance of serious personal injury.
n Before starting the engine, make sure the chain is not
contacting any object.
n Store fuel in a cool, well-ventilated area, safely away from
spark and/or flame-producing equipment
n Always cut with the engine running at full speed. Fully
squeeze the throttle trigger and maintain a steady cutting
speed.
n Store fuel in containers specifically designed for this
purpose.
n Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The correct tool will do the job better and safer at
the rate for which it is designed.
n Add fuel before starting the engine. Never remove the cap
of the fuel tank or add fuel while the engine is running or
when the engine is hot.
n Only refuel outdoors and do not smoke while refueling.
n To protect yourself from falling branches, do not stand directly under the branch or limb being cut. This unit should
not be held at an angle over 60° from ground level.
n If fuel is spilled, 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 fuel vapors
have dissipated.
n Keep the handles dry, clean, and free of oil or fuel mixture.
n Replace all fuel tank and container caps securely.
n Shut off the engine and make sure the cutting attachment
has stopped before setting the unit down.
n If the fuel tank has to be drained, do this outdoors.
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SYMBOLS
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper
interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the tool better and safer.
SYMBOL
NAME
DESIGNATION/EXPLANATION
Safety Alert
Precautions that involve your safety.
Read The Operator’s Manual
To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and
understand operator’s manual before using this
product.
Eye, Hearing, and Head Protection
Wear eye, hearing, and head protection when
operating this equipment.
Safety Footwear
Wear non-slip safety footwear when using this
equipment.
Gloves
Wear non-slip, heavy-duty protective gloves
when handling the pole pruner attachment and
the saw chain.
Moving Parts
Keep hands away from moving parts.
Keep Bystanders Away
Keep all bystanders at least 50 ft. (15 m) away.
Kickback
DANGER! Beware of kickback.
Hot Surfaces
Indicates HOT SURFACES. Keep all body parts
away from all hot surfaces.
Risk of Electrocution
DANGER! Risk of electrocution!
50
15
m
'
50' 15m
Use unleaded gasoline intended for motor vehicle
use with an octane rating of 87 [(R + M)/2] or higher.
This product is powered by a 2-cycle engine and
requires pre-mixing gasoline and 2-cycle oil.
Gasoline and Oil
Ricochet
Thrown objects can ricochet and result in personal
injury or property damage.
No Blade
Do not install or use any type of blade on a product
displaying this symbol.
50' 15m
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SYMBOLS
The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.
SYMBOL
SIGNAL
MEANING
DANGER:
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
WARNING:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could
result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION:
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may
result in minor or moderate injury.
CAUTION:
(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates a situation that may result in
property damage.
SERVICE
Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should
be performed only by a qualified service technician. For
service we suggest you return the product to your nearest
AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER for repair. When servicing, use only identical replacement parts.
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, do not attempt to use
this product until you read thoroughly and understand
completely the operator’s manual. Save this operator’s
manual and review frequently for continuing safe operation and instructing others who may use this product.
WARNING:
The operation of any power tool can result in foreign objects being thrown into your eyes, which can
result in severe eye damage. Before beginning power tool operation, always wear safety goggles,
safety glasses with side shields, or a full face shield when needed. We recommend Wide Vision Safety
Mask for use over eyeglasses or standard safety glasses with side shields. Always use eye protection
which is marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Engine displacement ....................................................................................................................................................... 30cc
Bar length ....................................................................................................................................................................... 10 in.
String cutting width ........................................................................................................................................................ 17 in.
String diameter........................................................................................................................................................... .080 in.
CHAIN OILER
TANK CAP
STARTER GRIP
PRIMER BULB
ENGINE
SWITCH
“J” BARRIER
HANDLE
CHOKE LEVER
THROTTLE
TRIGGER
PRUNER
ATTACHMENT
SHOULDER
STRAP
BAR
COUPLER
KNOB
CHAIN
SCABBARD
TRIMMER
ATTACHMENT
Fig. 1
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FEATURES
KNOW YOUR PRUNER/TRIMMER
PRIMER BULB
See Figure 1.
Before attempting to use this product, familiarize yourself
with all operating features and safety rules.
The priming bulb pumps fuel from the fuel tank to the carburetor. This is necessary only when starting a cold engine
or after refueling an engine that has run out of fuel.
CHOKE LEVER
SHOULDER STRAP
The choke lever opens and closes the choke valve in the
carburetor. Positions available include FULL CHOKE (A),
HALF CHOKE (B), and RUN (C).
The shoulder strap helps support the weight of the pruner
during use.
STARTER GRIP
ENGINE SWITCH
The starter grip is used for starting the engine.
The engine switch controls the ignition system. The switch
must be in the ON (I) position for the engine to start and
run.
THROTTLE TRIGGER
The throttle trigger is used for starting the pruner, and also
for controlling blade rotation.
“J” BARRIER HANDLE
Using the J” Barrier handle allows better control of the pruner
to maximize operator safety.
ASSEMBLY
UNPACKING
PACKING LIST
This product requires assembly.
Power Head Assembly
Pruner Attachment
Trimmer Attachment
Hex Screw
Flat Washer
Wing Nut
Lock Washer
Curved Shaft Grass Deflector
Scabbard
Scrench (5/8 in. x 3/4 in.)
8 oz. Bar and Chain Oil
Bottle of 2-cycle oil
Shoulder Strap Bracket
Bolt
Nut
Shoulder Strap
“J” Barrier Handle Assembly:
“J” Barrier Handle
Top and Bottom Clamp
Short Bolt
Long Bolt
Flat Washers (2)
Lock Washers (2)
Nuts (2)
Operator’s Manual
Warranty Registration Card
n Carefully remove the tool and any accessories from the
box. Make sure that all items listed in the packing list are
included.
n Inspect the tool carefully to make sure no breakage or
damage occurred during shipping.
n Do not discard the packing material until you have carefully inspected and satisfactorily operated the tool.
n If any parts are damaged or missing, please call
1-800-860-4050 for assistance.
WARNING:
If any parts are missing do not operate this tool until the
missing parts are replaced. Failure to heed this warning
could result in possible serious personal injury.
WARNING:
Do not attempt to modify this tool or create accessories not recommended for use with this tool. Any such
alteration or modification is misuse and could result in a
hazardous condition leading to possible serious personal
injury.
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ASSEMBLY
n Pull apart the ends of the bracket to expand slightly.
WARNING:
n Slide the bracket over the power head shaft immediately
behind the “J” Barrier Handle.
To prevent accidental starting that could cause serious
personal injury, always disconnect the engine spark plug
wire from the spark plug when assembling parts.
n Squeeze bracket ends together to retighten.
n Reinstall the bolt, lock washer, and hex nut to secure.
n Connect the latch on the shoulder harness to the strap
hanger.
NOTE: For proper balance, use the strap hanger on the shoulder
strap bracket when pruning, and the strap hanger located just
above the engine switch when trimming.
ATTACHING THE “J” BARRIER HANDLE
See Figure 2.
n Hold the top and bottom clamp snugly in position on the shaft
housing so that the handle will be located to the operator’s
left.
n Insert the end of the handle between the clamps.
n Align the bolt holes and push the long bolt (1/4-20 x
1-1/2 in.) through the handle side.
n Place short bolt (1/4-20 x 1 in.) through opposite side of the
clamp. Install the flat washer, lock washers, and hex nuts to
hold the assembly in place.
n After assembly is complete, adjust the position of the handle
for best balance and comfort.
n Tighten the long bolt first and then the short bolt.
NOTE: The “J” barrier handle should be positioned closer to
the coupler for pruning, and closer to the powerhead for trimming. Refer to the label located on the shaft housing for the
correct location to install the handle.
“J” BARRIER
HANDLE
SHOULDER
STRAP
LATCH
BOLT
PRUNING
STRAP
HANGER
LOCK NUT
PRUNING
HANDLE POSITION
NUT
BOLT
LONG BOLT
BOLT
SHORT BOLT
NUT
TRIMMING
HANDLE POSITION
CLAMP
FIG. A
CONNECTING THE POWER HEAD TO THE
PRUNER ATTACHMENT
“J” BARRIER
HANDLE
See Figure 4.
The pruner attachment connects to the power head by means
of a coupler device.
To install the attachment:
n Loosen the knob on the coupler of the power head shaft
and remove the end cap from the attachment.
CLAMP
FLAT WASHER
HEX NUT
LOCK WASHER
LOCK
WASHER
FIG. B
Fig. 3
n Push in the button located on the shaft of the pruner attachment. Align the button with the guide recess on the
power head coupler and slide the two shafts together.
Rotate extension shaft until button locks into the positioning hole.
Fig. 2
INSTALLING THE SHOULDER STRAP
See Figure 3.
The shoulder strap provides added support of the pruner
during operation.
To install the shoulder strap bracket:
n Remove the hex nut, lock washer, and bolt from the
shoulder strap bracket.
NOTE: The attachment should only be operated with the
blade in a vertical position. If the button does not release
completely in the positioning hole, the shaft is not locked
into place. Slightly rotate from side to side until the button
is locked into place.
n Tighten the knob securely.
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ASSEMBLY
To remove:
n Loosen the knob.
n Carefully pour fuel into the tank. Avoid spillage.
n Prior to replacing the fuel cap, clean and inspect the
gasket.
n Push in the button and twist the shafts to remove and
separate ends.
COUPLER
GUIDE
RECESS
n Immediately replace fuel cap and hand tighten. Wipe up
any fuel spillage.
NOTE: It is normal for smoke to be emitted from a new
engine after first use.
POWER HEAD
SHAFT
WARNING:
Always shut off engine before fueling. Never add fuel to
a machine with a running or hot engine. Move at least
30 ft. from refueling site before starting the engine. Do
not smoke!
BUTTON
INSTALLING THE GRASS DEFLECTOR
ON THE STRING TRIMMER ATTACHMENT
POSITIONING
HOLE
PRUNER
ATTACHMENT
See Figure 5.
KNOB
WARNING:
The line cutting blade on the grass deflector is sharp.
Avoid contact with the blade. Failure to avoid contact
can result in serious personal injury.
Fig. 4
CHAIN OILER
n Press the grass deflector onto the bottom of the curved
shaft as shown.
n Insert the hex screw through the grass deflector and the
bracket on the curved shaft.
n Place the flat washer and lock washer on the hex head
cap screw.
n Place the wing nut on the hex head cap screw and tighten
securely.
Add bar and chain oil in the chain oiler tank before starting
the engine of the power head.
FUELING AND REFUELING
FUEL MIXTURE
This product is powered by a 2-cycle engine and requires premixing gasoline and 2-cycle oil. Pre-mix unleaded gasoline
and 2-cycle engine oil in a clean 1 gallon container approved
for gasoline.
n This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline
intended for automotive use.
HEX
SCREW
GRASS
DEFLECTOR
n Mix high quality 2-cycle engine oil at 2.6 oz. per gallon.
n Do not use automotive oil or 2-cycle outboard oil.
n DO NOT mix quantities larger than usable in a 30-day
period.
BRACKET
PREMIUM EXACT MIX™ (50:1)
GASOLINE
1 Gallon (US)
1 Liter
OIL
2.6 oz.
20 cc (20 ml)
LOCK
WASHER
FILLING TANK
n Clean surface around fuel cap to prevent contamination.
FLAT
WASHER
n Loosen fuel cap slowly. Rest the cap on a clean
surface.
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WING NUT
Fig. 5
OPERATION
n Make a shallow first cut (1/4 of limb diameter) on the
underside of the limb close to the main limb or trunk.
WARNING:
n Make a second cut from the top side of the limb outboard
from the first cut.
Do not allow familiarity with tools to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is
sufficient to inflict serious injury.
n Make a final cut close to trunk.
N
� OTE: For second and final cuts (from top of limb or branch),
hold front cutting guide against the limb being cut. This will
help steady the limb and make it easier to cut. Allow chain to
cut for you; exert only light downward pressure. If you force
the cut, damage to the bar, chain, or engine can result.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with
side shields, a hard hat, and safety shoes when
operating tools. Failure to do so could result in
objects being thrown into your eyes, resulting in
possible serious injury.
LOAD
SECOND CUT
WARNING:
Do not use any attachments or accessories not recommended by the manufacturer of this tool. The use
of attachments or accessories not recommended can
result in serious personal injury.
FIRST CUT
1/4 DIAMETER
FINAL CUT
WARNING:
Fig. 6
To avoid kickback, binding of the saw bar, and possible
injury, never cut limbs that the pruner does not reach
when supported by the shoulder strap.
n Release the trigger as soon as the cut is completed, allowing the engine to idle. If you run the pruner at full throttle
without a cutting load, unnecessary wear or damage can
occur to the chain, bar, and engine.
PREPARATION FOR PRUNER CUTTING
See Figures 6 - 7.
n Wear non-slip gloves for maximum grip and protection.
�n Maintain a proper grip on the unit whenever the engine is
running. Use your right hand to firmly grip the rear handle
while your left hand has a firm grip on the front handle.
�n Hold unit firmly with both hands. Always keep your left
hand on the front handle and your right hand on the rear
handle, so your body is to the left of the chain line. Never
use a left-handed (cross-handed) grip, or any stance that
places your body or arm across the chain line.
CUTTING GUIDE
Fig. 7
Failure to follow proper cutting procedures will result in the
bar and chain binding and becoming pinched or trapped in
the limb. If this should happen:
�n Never stand directly under the limb you are cutting.
�n Always wear shoulder strap for increased safety and to
support the pruner.
n Stop the engine.
n Be certain the knob is fully tightened before operating
equipment; check it periodically for tightness during use
to avoid serious injury.
n Loosen the knob on the coupler.
BASIC CUTTING PROCEDURE
Follow the steps below to prevent damage to tree or shrub
bark. Do not use a back-and-forth sawing motion.
n Accelerate the engine to full throttle just before entering
the cut by squeezing the throttle trigger. Keep the engine
at full throttle the entire time you are cutting.
n If the limb can be reached from the ground, lift the limb
while holding the attachment. This should release the
“pinch” and free the pruner.
n Depress the button on the shaft; twist and pull the shafts
to separate the pruner from the power head.
n If the pruner is still trapped, call a professional for assistance.
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OPERATION
LIMBING AND PRUNING
See Figures 8 - 9.
This unit is designed for trimming small branches and limbs
up to 6 in. in diameter. For best results, observe the following precautions.
n Plan the cut carefully. Be aware of the direction in which
the branch will fall.
n Branches may fall in unexpected directions. Do not stand
directly under the branch being cut.
n The most typical cutting application is to position the unit
at an angle of 60° or less, depending on the specific situation, as shown below. As the angle of the pruner shaft
to ground increases, the difficulty of making the first cut
(from the underside of limb) increases.
OPERATING THE TRIMMER
�n Remove long branches in several stages.
See Figure 10.
Fig. 9
�n Cut lower branches first to allow the top branches more
room to fall.
WARNING:
Always position the unit on the operator’s right side. The
use of the unit on the operator’s left side will expose
the user to hot surfaces and can result in possible burn
injury.
WARNING:
To avoid burns from hot surfaces, never operate unit with
the bottom of the engine above waist level.
Hold the trimmer with your right hand on the rear handle
and your left hand on the front handle. Keep a firm grip with
both hands while in operation. Trimmer should be held at a
comfortable position with the rear handle about hip height.
60° MAXIMUM
PROPER
OPERATING POSITION
Fig. 8
n Work slowly, keeping both hands on the saw with a firm
grip. Maintain secure footing and balance.
n Keep the tree between you and the chain while limbing.
Cut from side of tree opposite branch you are cutting.
�n Do not cut from a ladder; this is extremely dangerous.
Leave this operation for professionals.
�n Do not to make the flush cut next to the main limb or trunk
until you have cut off the limb further out to reduce the
weight. Following proper cutting procedures will prevent
stripping the bark from the main member.
�n Do not use the pruner for felling or bucking.
�n To prevent electrocution, do not operate within 50 ft. of
overhead electrical lines.
�n Keep bystanders at least 50 ft. away.
Fig. 10
12
OPERATION
GRASS DEFLECTOR LINE TRIMMING CUT-OFF
BLADE
Always operate trimmer at full throttle. Cut tall grass from
the top down. This will prevent grass from wrapping around
the shaft housing and string head which could cause
damage from overheating. If grass becomes wrapped around
the string head, STOP THE ENGINE, disconnect the spark
plug wire, and remove the grass. Prolonged cutting at partial
throttle will result in oil dripping from the muffler.
See Figure 12.
The trimmer is equipped with a line trimming cut-off blade
on the grass deflector. 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, or when trimming efficiency diminishes. This will
maintain best performance and keep the string long enough
to advance properly.
WARNING:
Always hold the string trimmer away from the body keeping clearance between the body and the product. Any
contact with the housing or string trimmer cutting head can
result in burns and/or other serious personal injury.
TO ADVANCE THE CUTTING LINE
DANGEROUS
CUTTING AREA
String advance is controlled by tapping the string head on
grass while running engine at full throttle.
n Run engine at full throttle.
n Tap the spool retainer on ground to advance string. The
string advances each time the spool retainer is tapped.
Do not hold the spool retainer on the ground.
NOTE: The line trimming cut-off blade on the grass deflector
will cut the line to the correct length.
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, stop
the engine, and manually advance the string.
DIRECTION OF
ROTATIOPN
BEST CUTTING
AREA
Fig. 11
TO ADVANCE THE CUTTING LINE MANUALLY
Push the spool retainer down while pulling on string(s) to
manually advance the string.
CUTTING TIPS
See Figure 11.
n Avoid hot surfaces by always keeping the tool away from
your body. (Proper operating position shown in figure 10.)
n Keep the trimmer tilted toward the area being cut; this is
the best cutting area.
n The curved shaft trimmer cuts when passing the unit
from right to left. This will avoid throwing debris at the
operator. Avoid cutting in the dangerous area shown in
illustration.
n Use the tip of string to do the cutting; do not force string
head into uncut grass.
n Wire and picket fences cause extra string wear, even
breakage. Stone and brick walls, curbs, and wood may
wear string rapidly.
n Avoid trees and shrubs. Tree bark, wood moldings, siding,
and fence posts can easily be damaged by the string.
CURVED SHAFT TRIMMER
LINE TRIMMING CUT-OFF BLADE
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Fig. 12
OPERATION
POSITION FOR STARTING
See Figure 13.
Lay the pruner on the ground and ensure that no objects or
obstructions are in the immediate vicinity. Make sure nothing
can come in contact with the bar and chain.
ENGINE SWITCH
THROTTLE
TRIGGER
Fig. 13
STARTING AND STOPPING
Fig. 14
PRIMER BULB
See Figures 14 - 16.
Unit should be on a flat, bare surface for starting.
n Slowly push the primer bulb 5 times.
STARTER GRIP
n Set the choke lever to the FULL CHOKE position (A).
n Squeeze the throttle trigger fully. Do not release until all
of the remaining steps are completed.
n Pull the starter handle sharply 3 times until the engine
attempts to run. Do not pull the starter handle more than
8 times.
ENGINE
SWITCH
n Set the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position (B).
n Pull the starter handle until the engine runs. Do not pull
the starter handle more than 6 times.
STARTING
INSTRUCTION
LABEL
n Allow the engine to run for 15 seconds, then set the choke
lever to the RUN position (C).
TO STOP THE ENGINE:
See Figure 14.
Press and release “
engine.
THROTTLE TRIGGER
” on the engine switch to stop the
Fig. 15
CHOKE LEVER
RUN (C)
HALF
CHOKE (B)
STO
P
FULL
CHOKE (A)
Fig. 16
14
MAINTENANCE
n Stop the engine before setting the chain tension. Make
sure the guide bar nut is loose to finger tight, turn the
chain tensioning screw clockwise to tension the chain.
Refer to “Replacing the Bar and Chain” for additional
information.
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical Ryobi replacement
parts. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or
cause product damage.
NOTE: A cold chain is correctly tensioned when there is
no slack on the underside of the guide bar, the chain is
snug, but it can be turned by hand without binding.
WARNING:
n Chain must be re-tensioned whenever the flats on the
drive links hang out of the bar groove as shown in fig.
17.
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses with side
shields during power tool operation or when blowing
dust. If operation is dusty, also wear a dust mask.
n During normal operation, the temperature of the chain will
increase. The drive links of a correctly tensioned warm
chain will hang approximately .050 in. (1.25 mm) out of
the bar groove, as shown in fig. 18.
WARNING:
Before inspecting, cleaning or servicing the unit (except
for carburetor adjustments), shut off engine, wait for all
moving parts to stop, and disconnect spark plug wire
and move it away from spark plug. Failure to follow
these instructions can result in serious personal injury
or property damage.
NOTE: New chain tends to stretch; check chain tension
frequently and tension as required.
CAUTION:
Chain tensioned while warm, may be too tight upon cooling. Check the “cold tension” before next use.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts. Most
plastics are susceptible to damage from various types of
commercial solvents and may be damaged by their use. Use
clean cloths to remove dirt, dust, oil, grease, etc.
FLATS
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline, petroleumbased products, penetrating oils, etc., come in contact
with plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken, or
destroy plastic, which may result in serious personal injury.
Fig. 17
Only the parts shown on the parts list are intended to be
repaired or replaced by the customer. All other parts should
be replaced at a Ryobi Authorized Service Center.
CHAIN TENSION
See Figures 17 - 18.
WARNING:
To avoid possible serious injury, never touch or adjust the
chain while the motor is running. The saw chain is very
sharp; always wear protective gloves when performing
maintenance to the chain.
APPROX .050 IN. (1.25 mm)
15
Fig. 18
MAINTENANCE
REPLACING THE BAR
n Remove all slack from chain by turning the chain tensioning screw clockwise, assuring that the chain seats into
the bar groove during tensioning.
See Figures 19 - 24.
n Lift the tip of the bar up to check for sag. Release the tip
of the bar, and turn the chain tensioning screw 1/2 turn
clockwise. Repeat this process until sag does not exist.
WARNING:
To avoid possible serious injury, stop engine before replacing the bar, chain, or performing any maintenance
operation.
n Hold the tip of the bar up and tighten the bar nut securely.
n Chain is correctly tensioned when there is no slack on
the underside of the bar, the chain is snug, but it can be
turned by hand without binding.
n Remove the bar nut and drivecase cover.
n The bar contains a bar stud slot that fits over the bar stud.
The bar also contains a chain tensioning pin hole which
fits over the chain tensioning pin.
n Place the bar onto the bar stud so that the chain tensioning pin fits into the chain tensioning pin hole.
n Fit the chain over the sprocket and into the bar groove.
The cutters on the top of the bar should face toward the
bar tip, in the direction of the chain rotation.
n Replace the side case cover and install the bar nut.
Tighten the bar nut finger tight only. The bar must be
free to move for tension adjustment.
CHAIN
BAR
BAR NUT
NOTE: If chain is too tight, it will not rotate. Loosen the
bar nut slightly and turn adjusting screw 1/4 turn counterclockwise. Lift the tip of the bar up and retighten bar nut.
CHAIN
CHAIN ROTATION
SPROCKET
DRIVECASE
COVER
BAR NUT
Fig. 19
Fig. 22
DRIVECASE
COVER
CHAIN
TENSIONING SCREW
CHAIN
TENSIONING PIN
BAR NUT
Fig. 20
BAR STUD
Fig. 23
BAR
BAR NUT
BAR STUD SLOT
SPROCKET
CHAIN TENSIONING
PIN HOLE
Fig. 24
Fig. 21
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MAINTENANCE
IDLE SPEED ADJUSTMENT
CHAIN OILER
See Figure 25.
If the chain turns at idle, the idle speed screw needs adjusting on your trimmer engine. Turn the idle speed screw
counterclockwise to reduce the idle RPM and stop the chain
movement. If the saw chain still moves at idle speed, contact
a service dealer for adjustment and discontinue use until the
repair is made.
See Figure 26.
n Use Premium Bar and Chain Oil. It is designed for chains
and chain oilers and is formulated to perform over a wide
temperature range with no dilution required.
n Remove the cap and carefully pour approximately 8 oz.
of bar and chain oil into the chain oiler tank.
n Replace the cap and tighten securely.
n Check and refill the chain oiler tank every time the engine
is fueled.
WARNING:
NOTE: Do not use dirty, used or otherwise contaminated
oils. Damage may occur to the oil pump, bar, or chain.
The saw chain should never turn at idle. Turn the idle
speed screw counterclockwise to reduce the idle RPM
and stop the chain, or contact a service dealer for adjustment and discontinue use until the repair is made.
Serious personal injury may result from the saw chain
turning at idle.
CHAIN OILER TANK
REPLACE
CAP
REMOVE
CAP
Fig. 26
STO
IDLE
SPEED SCREW
P
Fig. 25
17
MAINTENANCE
CHAIN MAINTENANCE
n Use a 5/32 in. diameter round file and holder.
See Figure 27.
For smooth and fast cutting, the chain needs to be maintained properly. The following conditions indicate that the
chain requires sharpening:
n Wood chips are small and powdery
n Keep the file level with the top plate of the tooth. Do not
let the file dip or rock.
n Chain must be forced through the wood during cutting
n Chain cuts to one side
During maintenance of the chain, consider the following:
n Improper filing angle of the side plate can increase the
risk of a severe kickback.
n Depth gauge (or raker clearance) setting determines the
height the cutter enters the wood and the size of the wood
chip that is removed. Too much clearance increases the
potential for kickback. Too little clearance decreases the
size of the wood chip thus decreasing the chain's cutting
ability.
Fig. 29
n Using light but firm pressure, stroke towards the front
corner of the tooth. Lift file away from the steel on each
return stroke.
n If cutter teeth have hit hard objects such as nails and
stones, or have been abraded by mud or sand on the
wood, have service dealer sharpen chain.
DEPTH GAUGE SETTING
Fig. 27
Fig. 30
HOW TO SHARPEN THE CUTTERS
See Figures 28 - 31.
Be careful to file all cutters to the specified angles and to
the same length, as fast cutting can be obtained only when
all cutters are uniform.
n Put a few firm strokes on every tooth. File all left hand
cutters in one direction. Then move to the other side and
file the right hand cutters in the opposite direction. Occasionally remove filings from the file with a wire brush.
PARTS OF A CUTTER
TOP PLATE
CUTTING CORNER
LEFT HAND
CUTTERS
SIDE PLATE
DEPTH GAUGE
RIVET HOLE
HEEL
GULLET
TOE
RIGHT HAND
CUTTERS
Fig. 28
n Tighten the chain tension enough that the chain does not
wobble. Do all of your filing at the mid-point of the bar.
Wear gloves for protection.
Fig. 31
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MAINTENANCE
CAUTION:
Dull or improperly sharpened chain can cause excessive
engine speed during cutting which may result in severe
engine damage.
SPOOL
RETAINER
WARNING:
Improper chain sharpening increases the potential of
kickback. Failure to replace or repair damaged chain
can cause serious injury.
Fig. 32
SPRING
SPOOL REPLACEMENT
SLOTS
NEW PREWOUND SPOOL
See Figures 32 - 33.
If replacing string only, refer to “String Replacement” later
in this manual.
Use only monofilament string. Use original manufacturer’s
replacement string for best performance.
n Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug wire. Hold
the string head and unscrew the spool retainer.
To remove the spool retainer:
n Turn the spool retainer counterclockwise.
n Remove the empty spool from the string head. Keep the
spring attached to the spool.
n To install the new spool, make sure the two strings are
captured in the slots opposite each other on the new
spool. Make sure the ends of each string are extended
approximately 6 in. beyond each slot.
n Thread the strings into the eyelets in the string head.
Carefully push the spool into the string head (gently pull
the strings to the outside if necessary). When the spool
is positioned in the string head, grasp the strings and pull
sharply to release them from the slots in the spool.
n Push down and turn the spool counterclockwise until it no
longer turns. Hold the spool down and rotate clockwise
a small amount. Release the spool. The spool should be
locked down in the string head. If not, hold down and
rotate until locked.
n Make sure the string head and the spool retainer are
installed on the drive shaft.
EYELETS
STRING HEAD
SHAFT
Fig. 33
To install the spool retainer:
n Turn the spool retainer clockwise.
n Pull the strings again to rotate the spool into cutting
position. Push the spool retainer down while pulling on
string(s) to manually advance the string and to check for
proper assembly of the string head.
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MAINTENANCE
STRING REPLACEMENT
See Figures 34 - 36.
Use only monofilament string. Use original manufacturer’s
replacement string for best performance.
n Stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire. Hold
the string head and unscrew the spool retainer.
To remove the spool retainer:
n Turn the spool retainer counterclockwise.
n Remove the spool from the string head.
NOTE: Keep the spring attached to the spool. Remove
any old string remaining on the spool.
n Cut two pieces of string, each being approximately 9 ft.
long.
n Insert the first string into the anchor hole in the upper part
of the spool. Wind the first string around the upper part of
the spool counterclockwise, as shown by the arrows on
the spool. Place string in the slot on upper spool flange,
leaving about 6 in. extended beyond the slot. Do not
overfill. After winding the string, there should be at least
1/4 in. between the wound string and the outside edge
of the spool.
n Repeat above step with second string, using the bottom
part of spool. Do not overfill.
n Replace the spool and the spool retainer. Refer to “Spool
Replacement” earlier in this manual.
SPRING
SPOOL
ARROWS ON
SPOOL
ANCHOR
HOLE
FIRST STRING
Fig. 34
FIRST STRING
SLOT
SECOND
STRING
Fig. 35
SLOT
ARROWS ON
SPOOL
Fig. 36
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MAINTENANCE
CLEANING THE EXHAUST PORT AND
MUFFLER
LATCH
Depending on the type of fuel used, the type and amount of
oil used, and/or your operating conditions, the exhaust port
and muffler may become blocked with carbon deposits. If
you notice a power loss with your gas powered tool, a qualified service technician will need to remove these deposits
to restore performance.
PULL COVER
TO OPEN
SPARK ARRESTOR
The spark arrestor must be cleaned or replaced every 25 hours
or yearly to ensure proper performance of your product. For
the location of the spark arrestor and specific cleaning instructions, contact your nearest authorized service center.
Fig. 37
REPLACING AND CLEANING AIR FILTER
See Figures 37 - 38.
For proper performance and long life, keep air filter clean.
n Remove the air filter cover by pushing down on the latch
with your thumb while gently pulling on the cover.
FILTER
n Remove the filter, clean it in warm soapy water. Rinse
and let dry completely. For best performance, replace
annually.
n Reinstall the filter.
SLOTS ON AIR
FILTER BASE
n Replace the air filter cover by inserting the tabs on the
bottom of the cover into the slots on the air filter base;
push the cover up until it latches securely in place.
FUEL CAP
WARNING:
TABS ON AIR
FILTER COVER
A leaking fuel cap is a fire hazard and must be replaced
immediately.
Fig. 38
The fuel cap contains a non-serviceable filter and a check
valve. A clogged fuel filter will cause poor engine performance. If performance improves when the fuel cap is loosened, check valve may be faulty or filter clogged. Replace
fuel cap if required.
SPARK PLUG
This engine uses a Champion RCJ-6Y with .025 in. electrode
gap. Use an exact replacement and replace annually.
STORAGE (1 MONTH OR LONGER)
Fig. 39
See Figure 39.
n Drain all fuel from tank into a container approved for
gasoline. Run engine until it stops.
in other 2-cycle engine powered equipment.
�n Always place the sheath on the saw bar when transporting
or storing the pruner. The sheath is a snug fit and must
be attached very carefully due to the sharp teeth on the
saw chain. This is best done by grasping the sheath at
one end, in the center portion of the sheath, and carefully
sliding it over the chain as shown below. Use caution to
avoid the sharp teeth of the chain.
n Clean all foreign material from the trimmer. Store it in a
well-ventilated place that is inaccessible to children. Keep
away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals
and de-icing salts.
n Abide by all ISO and local regulations for the safe storage
and handling of gasoline. Excess fuel should be used up
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CAUSE
REMEDY
Engine will not start.
No spark.
Check spark. Remove spark plug. Reattach the spark plug cap and lay
spark plug on metal cylinder. Pull the starter rope and watch for spark at
spark plug tip. If there is no spark, repeat test with a new spark plug.
No fuel.
Push primer bulb until bulb is full of fuel. If bulb does not fill, primary
fuel delivery system is blocked. Contact a servicing dealer. If primer
bulb fills, engine may be flooded, proceed to next item.
Engine is flooded.
Pull starter three times with choke lever at “RUN”. If engine does not
start, move choke lever to “CHOKE” and repeat normal starting procedure. If engine still fails to start, repeat procedure with a new spark
plug.
Starter rope pulls harder now
than when new.
Contact a servicing dealer.
Engine starts but will not
accelerate.
Engine requires approximately
three minutes to warm up.
Allow engine to completely warm up. If engine does not accelerate
after three minutes, contact a servicing dealer.
Engine starts but will only
run at high speed at half
choke.
Carburetor requires adjustment.
Contact a servicing dealer.
Engine does not reach
full speed and emits
excessive smoke.
Check oil fuel mixture.
Use fresh fuel and the correct 2-cycle oil mix.
Air filter is dirty.
Clean air filter. Refer to “Replacing and Cleaning Air Filter” earlier in
this manual.
Spark arrestor screen is dirty.
Contact a servicing dealer.
Engine starts, runs, and
accelerates but will not
idle.
Idle speed screw on carburetor
Turn idle speed screw clockwise to increase idle speed.
Bar and chain running
hot and smoking.
Check chain tension for overtight
condition
Tension chain. Refer to “Chain Tension” earlier in this manual.
Chain oil tank empty
Check oil tank.
Motor runs, but chain is
not rotating.
Chain
tension
too
tight.
Check guide bar and chain assembly.
Check guide bar and chain for
damage.
String won’t advance
Retension chain. Refer to “Chain Tension” earlier in this manual.
Refer to “Replacing the Bar and Chain” earlier in this manual.
Inspect guide bar and chain for damage.
String is welded to itself.
Lubricate string with silicone spray.
Not enough string on spool.
Install more string. Refer to “String Replacement” earlier in this
manual.
String is worn too short.
Pull strings while alternately pressing down on and releasing spool
retainer.
String is tangled on spool.
Remove string from spool and rewind. Refer to “String Replacement”
earlier in this manual.
Engine speed is too slow.
Advance string at full throttle.
Spool retainer hard to
turn
Screw threads are dirty or
damaged.
Clean threads and lubricate with grease - if no improvement, replace
the spool retainer.
Grass wraps around
driveshaft housing and
string head
Cutting tall grass at ground
level.
Cut tall grass from the top down to prevent wrapping.
Operating trimmer at part
throttle.
Operate trimmer at full throttle.
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WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT
Ryobi Technologies, Inc. warrants to the original retail purchaser that this Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product is free from defect in
material and workmanship and agrees to repair or replace, at Ryobi Technologies, Inc.’s discretion, any defective product free of
charge within these time periods from the date of purchase.
Two years if the product is used for personal, family or household use;
90 days, if any of the above products are used for any other purpose, such as commercial or rental.
This warranty extends to the original retail purchaser only and commences on the date of the original retail purchase.
Any part of the Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product manufactured or supplied by Ryobi Technologies, Inc. and found in the reasonable
judgment of Ryobi Technologies, Inc. to be defective in material or workmanship will be repaired or replaced by an authorized Ryobi
Technologies, Inc. service dealer without charge for parts and labor.
The Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product including any defective part must be returned to an authorized service dealer within the warranty
period. The expense of delivering the Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product to the dealer for warranty work and the expense of returning
it back to the owner after repair or replacement will be paid for by the owner. Ryobi Technologies, Inc.’s responsibility in respect to
claims is limited to making the required repairs or replacements and no claim of breach of warranty shall be cause for cancellation
or rescission of the contract of sale of any Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product. Proof of purchase will be required by the dealer to
substantiate any warranty claim. All warranty work must be performed by an authorized Ryobi Technologies, Inc. service dealer.
This warranty is limited to ninety (90) days from the date of original retail purchase for any Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product that is
used for rental or commercial purposes, or any other income-producing purpose.
This warranty does not cover any Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product that has been subject to misuse, neglect, negligence, or
accident, or that has been operated in any way contrary to the operating instructions as specified in the Ryobi Technologies, Inc.
operator’s manual. This warranty does not apply to any damage to the Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product that is the result of improper
maintenance or to any Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product that has been altered or modified so as to adversely affect the products
operation, performance or durability or that has been altered or modified so as to change its intended use. The warranty does not
extend to repairs made necessary by normal wear or by the use of parts or accessories which are either INCOMPATIBLE WITH
THE RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. product or adversely affect its operation, performance or durability.
In addition, this warranty does not cover:
A. Tune-ups – Spark Plugs, Carburetor Adjustments, Filters
B. Wear items – Bump Knobs, Outer Spools, Cutting Lines, Inner Reels, Starter Pulley, Starter Ropes, Drive Belts, Tines, Felt Washers,
Hitch Pins, Mulching Blade, Blower Fan, Blower and Vacuum Tubes, Vacuum Bag and Straps, Guide Bar, Saw Chain
Ryobi Technologies, Inc. reserves the right to change or improve the design of any Ryobi Technologies, Inc. product without assuming
any obligation to modify any product previously manufactured.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE STATED WARRANTY PERIOD. ACCORDINGLY, ANY SUCH
IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR OTHERWISE, ARE
DISCLAIMED IN THEIR ENTIRETY AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE APPROPRIATE TWO-YEAR, ONE-YEAR, OR NINETYDAY WARRANTY PERIOD. RYOBI’S OBLIGATION UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS STRICTLY AND EXCLUSIVELY LIMITED TO
THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF DEFECTIVE PARTS AND RYOBI DOES NOT ASSUME OR AUTHORIZE ANYONE TO
ASSUME FOR THEM ANY OTHER OBLIGATION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED
WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. RYOBI ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXPENSE OF RETURNING THE
RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. PRODUCT TO AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER AND EXPENSE OF DELIVERING IT BACK TO
THE OWNER, MECHANIC’S TRAVEL TIME, TELEPHONE OR TELEGRAM CHARGES, RENTAL OF A LIKE PRODUCT DURING
THE TIME WARRANTY SERVICE IS BEING PERFORMED, TRAVEL, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY, LOSS OF
REVENUE, LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, LOSS OF TIME, OR INCONVENIENCE, SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
This warranty applies to all Ryobi Technologies, Inc. Products manufactured by Ryobi Technologies, Inc. and sold in the United
States and Canada.
To locate your nearest service dealer, dial 1-800-860-4050.
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WARRANTY
THE FOLLOWING CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD (CARB) STATEMENT ONLY APPLIES
TO MODEL NUMBERS REQUIRED TO MEET THE CARB REQUIREMENTS.
RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES INC. LIMITED WARRANTY FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION
CONTROL SYSTEMS NON-ROAD AND SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINES
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Ryobi Technologies Inc. are pleased to
explain the Emission Control System Warranty on your non-road or small off-road engine. In California, new small off-road engines must be
designed, built and equipped to meet the state’s stringent anti-smog standards. In other states, new 2000 and later model year non-road
engines must be designed, built, and equipped, at the time of sale, to meet the U.S. EPA regulations for small non-road engines. The nonroad engine must be free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause it to fail to conform with U.S. EPA standards for the first
two years of engine use from the date of sale to the ultimate purchaser. Ryobi Technologies Inc. must warrant the emission control system
on your non-road or small off-road engine for the period of time listed above provided there has been no abuse, neglect, or improper maintenance of your non-road or small off-road engine.
Your emission control system may include parts such as the carburetor or fuel injection system, the ignition system, and the catalytic converter. Also included may be hoses, belts and connectors, and other emission related assemblies.
Where a warrantable condition exists, Ryobi Technologies Inc. will repair your non-road or small off-road engine at no cost to you, including
diagnosis (if the diagnostic work is performed at an authorized dealer), parts, and labor.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY COVERAGE:
The 1995 and later small off-road engines are warranted for two years in California. In other states, 1997 and later model year non-road
engines are also warranted for two years. If any emission-related part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired or replaced by
Ryobi Technologies Inc. free of charge.
OWNER’S WARRANTY RESPONSIBILITIES
(a) As the non-road or small off-road engine owner, you are responsible for the performance of required maintenance listed in your operator’s
manual. Ryobi Technologies Inc. recommends that you retain all receipts covering maintenance on your non-road or small off-road engine, but Ryobi Technologies Inc., cannot deny warranty solely for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of all
scheduled maintenance. Any replacement part or service that is equivalent in performance and durability may be used in non-warranty
maintenance or repairs, and shall not reduce the warranty obligations of the engine manufacturer.
(b) As the non-road or small off-road engine owner, you should be aware, however, that Ryobi Technologies Inc., may deny you warranty
coverage if your non-road or small off-road engine or a part has failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance, or unapproved
modifications.
(c) You are responsible for presenting your non-road or small off-road engine to a Ryobi Technologies Inc., service dealer as soon as a
problem exists. The 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 a Ryobi Technologies Inc., Customer
Representative at 1-800-860-4050.
COVERAGE:
Ryobi Technologies Inc. warrants to the ultimate purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that your non-road or small off-road engine will
be designed, built, and equipped, at the time of sale, to meet all applicable regulations. Ryobi Technologies Inc. also warrants to the initial
purchaser and each subsequent purchaser that your non-road or small off-road engine is free from defects in materials and workmanship
which cause the engine to fail to conform with applicable regulations for a period of two years. The 1995 and later small off road engines are
warranted for two years in California. In all other states for 1997 and later model years, EPA requires manufacturers to warrant non-road engines for two years. These warranty periods will begin on the date the non-road or small off-road engine is purchased by the initial purchaser.
If any emission-related part on your engine is defective, the part will be replaced by Ryobi Technologies Inc. at no cost to the owner.
Ryobi Technologies Inc. shall remedy warranty defects at any authorized Ryobi Technologies Inc. engine dealer or warranty station. Any
authorized work done at an authorized dealer or warranty station shall be free of charge to the owner if such work determines that a warranted part is defective. Any manufacturer-approved or equivalent replacement part may be used for any warranty maintenance or repairs
on emission-related parts, and must be provided free of charge to the owner if the part is still under warranty. Ryobi Technologies Inc. is
liable for damages to other engine components caused by the failure of a warranted part still under warranty.
The California Air Resources Board’s Emission Warranty Parts List specifically defines the emission-related warranted parts. (EPA’s regulations do not include a parts list, but EPA considers emission-related warranted parts to include all the parts listed below.)
These warranted parts are: Carburetor, Spark Plug, Ignition, Air Filter, and Fuel Filter.
MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS
The owner is responsible for the performance of the required maintenance as defined by Ryobi Technologies Inc. in the operator’s manual.
LIMITATIONS
The Emission Control Systems Warranty shall not cover any of the following:
(a) repair or replacement required because of misuse or neglect, lack of required maintenance, repairs improperly performed or replacements not conforming to Ryobi Technologies Inc. specifications that adversely affect performance and/or durability, and alterations or
modifications not recommended or approved in writing by Ryobi Technologies Inc., and
(b) replacement of parts and other services and adjustments necessary for required maintenance at and after the first scheduled replacement
point.
The Emissions Compliance Period referred to on the Emissions Compliance label indicates the number of operating hours for which the
engine has been shown to meet Federal emission requirements. Category C=50 hours, B=125 hours, and A=300 hours.
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WARRANTY
THIS PRODUCT WAS MANUFACTURED WITH A CATALYST MUFFLER (RY52001A ONLY)
Congratulations! You have made an investment toward protecting the environment. In order to maintain this product’s
original emission level, please refer to the maintenance section below.
EMISSIONS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE AND WARRANTED PARTS LIST
Emissions Parts
Inspect Before
Each Use
Clean Every
5 Hours
Replace
Every 25 Hours
or Yearly
Clean Every
25 Hours
or Yearly
Replace Every
50 Hours
CATALYTIC MUFFLER ASSEMBLY (RY52001A ONLY) ..................................................................................... X
AIR FILTER ASSY
includes:
Filter ................................................................. X............................. X
SPARK SCREEN .................................................................................................................. X
CARBURETOR ASSY
includes:
Heat Dam
Gaskets
FUEL TANK ASSY
includes:
Fuel Lines ........................ X
Fuel Cap.......................... X
Fuel Filter
IGNITION ASSY
includes:
Spark Plug........................................................................................ X
ALL EMISSIONS RELATED PARTS ARE WARRANTED FOR TWO YEARS OR FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME PRIOR TO
THE PARTS FIRST SCHEDULED REPLACEMENT WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
CALL US FIRST
CALL
1-800-860-40
50
For any questions about operating or maintaining your product,
call the Ryobi® Help Line!
Your product has been fully tested prior to shipment to ensure
your complete satisfaction.
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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
PC30 PRUNER/TRIMMER
RY52001 / RY52001A
WARNING:
The engine exhaust from this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65
• SERVICE
Now that you have purchased your tool, should a need ever exist for repair parts or
service, simply contact your nearest Ryobi Authorized Service Center. Be sure to provide
all pertinent facts when you call or visit. Please call 1-800-860-4050 for your nearest Ryobi
Authorized Service Center. You can also check our web site at www.ryobitools.com for a
complete list of Authorized Service Centers.
• MODEL NO. AND SERIAL NO.
The model number of this tool will be found on a plate attached to the motor housing.
Please record the model number and serial number in the space provided below.
• HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
When ordering repair parts, always give the following information:
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MODEL NUMBER
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SERIAL NUMBER
RY52001 / RY52001A
RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1428 Pearman Dairy Road, Anderson, SC 29625
Post Office Box 1207, Anderson, SC 29622-1207
Phone 1-800-860-4050
983000-743
4-05
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