Ryobi Outdoor RY60511A Operator's Manual

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OPERATOR’S MANUAL
CULTIVATOR

RY60511A

SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

Your cultivator 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.
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Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................... 2

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General Safety Rules ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

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Specific Safety Rules....................................................................................................................................................... 4

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Symbols........................................................................................................................................................................ 5-6


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Features........................................................................................................................................................................... 7


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Assembly .................................................................................................................................................................... 8-11

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Operation.................................................................................................................................................................. 11-13
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Adjustments................................................................................................................................................................... 14

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Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................................. 15-16
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Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................................................. 17

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Warranty ................................................................................................................................................................... 18-20

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Parts Ordering / Service ................................................................................................................................................ 22
TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

This tool 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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WARNING!

READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS
. Fail-
ure to follow all instructions listed below, may result in

electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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Read the operator’s manual carefully. Be thoroughly famil-
iar with the controls and the proper use of the equipment.

Know how to stop the unit and disengage the controls

quickly.

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Never allow children to operate the equipment. Never
allow adults to operate the equipment without proper

instruction.

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Wear eye protection that is marked to comply with ANSI
Z87.1 standards as well as hearing protection when op
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erating this unit.

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Wear heavy long pants, boots, and gloves. Do not wear
loose fitting clothing, short pants, jewelry of any kind, or

go barefoot.

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

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Keep all bystanders, children, and pets at least 50 ft.
away.

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Keep the area of operation clear of all persons, particularly
small children, and pets.

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Never operate the cultivator without good visibility.
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Thoroughly inspect the area where the equipment is to
be used and remove all foreign objects.

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Do not operate the machine without wearing adequate
outer garments. Avoid loose garments or jewelry that

could get caught in moving parts of the machine or its

engine.

GENERAL SAFETY RULES

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Do not operate the equipment while barefoot or when
wearing sandals or similar lightweight footwear. Wear

protective footwear that will protect your feet and improve

your footing on slippery surfaces.

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Do not operate the cultivator while under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.

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Do not put hands or feet near or under tines.
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Exercise caution to avoid slipping or falling.
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Never start or run the engine inside a closed area. Breath-
ing exhaust fumes will kill you.

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Never pick up or carry a machine while the engine is
running.

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Keep machine in good working condition.
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Check all nuts, bolts, and screws at frequent intervals
for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is in safe

working condition.

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Never store the machine with fuel in the fuel tank.
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Keep the unit free of grass, leaves, or grease to reduce
the chance of a fire hazard.

SERVICE

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Before cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, shut off the
engine and make certain all moving parts have stopped.

Disconnect the spark plug wire, and keep the wire away

from the plug to prevent starting.

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Service on the cultivator must be performed by qualified
repair personnel only. Service or maintenance performed

by unqualified personnel could result in injury to the user

or damage to the product.

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Use only identical replacement parts when servicing the
cultivator. Use of unauthorized parts may create a risk of

serious injury to the user, or damage to the product.
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Do not use near underground electric cables, telephone
lines, pipes, or hoses. If in doubt, contact your utility or

telephone company to locate underground services.

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If the unit strikes a foreign object, stop the engine, dis-
connect the spark plug, thoroughly inspect the machine

for any damage, and repair the damage before restarting

and operating the machine.

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Never leave the operating position when the engine is
running.

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Stop the engine and disconnect the spark plug before
unclogging the tines and when making any repairs, ad
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justments, or inspections.

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Do not overload the machine capacity by cultivating too
deep in a single pass or at too fast a rate.

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Be aware that the equipment may unexpectedly bounce
upward or jump forward if the tines should strike buried

obstacles such as large stones, roots, or stumps.

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Never operate the equipment on a slope.
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Use extreme caution when pulling the machine towards
you.

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Start the engine carefully according to instructions from
a normal operating position and with feet well away from

the tines.

REFUELING

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Fuel is highly flammable. Take precautions when using
to reduce the chance of serious personal injury.

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Store fuel in a cool, well-ventilated area, safely away from
spark and/or flame-producing equipment.

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Store fuel in containers specifically designed for this
purpose.

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Only refuel outdoors and do not smoke while refueling.
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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.

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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.

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Replace all fuel tank and container caps securely.
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When draining the fuel tank, use an approved fuel storage
container while in a well-ventilated area.

SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
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Key Features

  • Just Add Sand™
  • Adjustable wheel position
  • Drag bar for depth control
  • Tine rotation at full throttle
  • Adjustable handle position

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Frequently Answers and Questions

How do I mix the fuel for the cultivator?
Use a 50:1 mixture of unleaded gasoline with a two-cycle engine oil like Ryobi’s Exact Mix Semi Synthetic Oil.
What is the Just Add Sand™ system?
It's a weight system that increases stability and reduces vibration during operation.
How do I adjust the depth of cultivation?
You can adjust the drag bar position and lift or push down on the handlebar to control depth.
What type of spark plug does the cultivator use?
It uses NGK BPMR7A or Champion RCJ-6Y spark plugs.

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