- DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area, Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and deadly poison.
- DO NOT place hands or feet near moving or rotating parts.
- DO NOT store, spill or use gasoline near an open flame, or devices such as a stove, furnace, or water heater which use a pilot-light or devices which create a spark.
- DO NOT refuel indoors where area is not well ventilated. Outdoor refueling is recommended.
- DO NOT fill fuel tank while engine is running. Allow engine to cool for 2 minutes before refueling. Store fuel in approved safety containers.
- DO NOT remove fuel tank cap while engine is running.
- DO NOT operate engine when smell of gasoline is present or other explosive conditions exist.
- DO NOT operate engine if gasoline is spilled. Move machine away from the spill and avoid creating any ignition until the gasoline has evaporated.
- DO NOT transport unit with fuel in tank.
- DO NOT smoke when filling fuel tank.
- DO NOT choke carburetor to stop engine. Whenever possible, gradually reduce engine speed before stopping.
- DO NOT run engine at excessive speeds. This may result in injury/or damage to unit.
- DO NOT tamper with governor springs, governor links or other parts which may change the governed engine speed.
- DO NOT tamper with the engine speed selected by the engine manufacturer.
- DO NOT check for spark with spark plug or spark plug wire removed. Use an approved tester.
- DO NOT crank engine with spark plug removed. If engine is flooded, place throttle in "FAST" position and crank until engine starts.
- DO NOT strike flywheel with a hard object or metal tool as this may cause flywheel to shatter in operation. Use proper tools to service engine.
- DO NOT operate engine without a muffler. Inspect periodically and replace, if necessary. If engine is equipped with muffler deflector, inspect periodically and replace, if necessary, with correct deflector.
- DO NOT operate engine with an accumulation of grass, leaves, dirt or other combustible material in the muffler area.
- DO NOT use this engine on any forest covered, brush covered, or grass covered unimproved land unless a spark arrester is installed on the muffler. The arrester must be maintained in effective working order by the operator. In the State of California the above is required by law. Other states may have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands.
- D0 NOT touch hot muffler, cylinder, or fins because contact may cause burns.
- DO NOT run engine without air cleaner or air cleaner cover.
- DO NOT operate during excessive vibration.
- DO NOT leave machine unattended while in operation.
- DO NOT park machine on a steep grade or slope.
This is not a lawn mower. It is is designed for cutting overgrown weeds, brush, and other types of organic growth.
- The unit may also be used to clear small saplings 1-1/21' in dia. or less. The unit is designed for use in rural areas, and should not be used in a residential or business area.
- Do not operate if excessive vibration occurs. If excessive vibration occurs, shut engine off immediately and check for damaged or worn blade, loose blade bolt, loose blade adapter key, loose engine or lodged foreign objects.
- Like all mechanical tools, reasonable care must be used when operating machine.
- Inspect machine work area and machine before operating. Make sure that all operators of this equipment are trained In general machine use and safety.
ENGINE SPEED: Controlled by throttle lever on the handle. Under normal conditions, operate at minimum throttle to accomplish your current task.
FUEL VALVE: Move fuel valve to "ON" position (when-provided on engine).
CHOKE: Operated by remote throttle on handle. To choke engine move the throttle to full fast position.
THROTTLE: Move remote throttle control to fast position. Pull starting rope to start engine.
GENERAL OPERATION: The best performance is achieved when cutting in dry conditions. If the deck becomes choked with grass or debris during operation, back unit off of debris allowing machine to clear itself and continue cutting, or shut the unit off and clear the clog by hand A drop in engine RPM or a noticeable change in engine sound is usually a good indicator of a clogged discharge or other interference.
CLEARING A CLOGGED CUTTING DECK:
- Turn engine off and wait for blade to stop completely.
- Disconnect spark plug wire. Wearing durable gloves, remove clog. DANGER: the clog may contain sharp materials.
- Reconnect spark plug wire.
The Brush Cutter blade clutch is controlled by an operator presence control. To engage the blade, depress the operator's left hand control lever against operators handle. The blade is disengaged by releasing this lever.
CAUTION: Use extreme care when operating the blade. Inspect the work area for foriegn objects that could cause damage to the unit or Injure the operator if struck by the blade. Never operate the blade with bystanders in the work area.