* General safety precautions

IMPORTANT!
The machine is only designed for trimming grass, grass clearing and/or forestry clearing.
The only accessories you can operate with this engine unit are the cutting attachments we recommend in the chapter on Technical data.
Never use the machine if you are tired, if you have drunk alcohol, or if you are taking medication that could affect your vision, your judgement or your co-ordination.
Never use the machine in extreme weather conditions such as severe cold, very hot and/or humid climates.
Wear personal protective equipment. See instructions under the heading Personal protective equipment.
Never use a machine that has been modified in any way from its original specification.
Never use a machine that is faulty. Carry out the checks, maintenance and service instructions described in this manual. Some maintenance and service measures must be carried out by trained and qualified specialists. See instructions under the heading Maintenance.
All covers and guards must be fitted before starting. Make sure the spark plug cap and HT lead are not damaged.
Otherwise you could get an electric shock.
The machine operator must ensure that no people or animals come closer than 15 metres while working. When several operators are working in the same area the safety distance should be at least twice the tree height and no less than 15 metres.
 
 
    WARNING! Using an incorrect cutting
attachment or an incorrectly filed blade can
increase the risk of accidents
.
 
Starting
 
  WARNING! When the engine is started with
the choke in either the choke or start throttle
positions the cutting attachment will start to
rotate immediately.
 
• The complete clutch cover and shaft must be fitted before
the machine is started, otherwise the clutch can come
loose and cause personal injury.
• Never start the machine indoors. Exhaust fumes can be
dangerous if inhaled.
• Observe your surroundings and make sure that there is no
risk of people or animals coming into contact with the
cutting equipment.
• Place the machine on the ground, ensure the cutting
attachment is clear of twigs and stones. Hold the body of
the machine on the ground using your left hand
(CAUTION! Not with your foot). Then grip the starter
handle with your right hand and pull the starter cord.
 
 
Fuel safety
 
• Always use a fuel container with an anti-spill valve.
• Never refuel the machine while the engine is running.
Always stop the engine and let it cool for a few minutes
before refuelling.
• Make sure there is plenty of ventilation when refuelling or
mixing fuel (petrol and 2-stroke oil).
• Move the machine at least 3 m from the refuelling point
before starting it.
• Never start the machine:
1 If you have spilt fuel on it. Wipe off the spillage and
allow remaining fuel to evaporate.
2 If you have spilt fuel on yourself or your clothes,
change your clothes. Wash any part of your body that
has come in contact with fuel. Use soap and water.
3 If the machine is leaking fuel. Check regularly for leaks
from the fuel cap and fuel lines.
4 Avoid all skin contact with fuel. Fuel is a skin irritant
and may even cause skin changes.
 
 
  
 
Transport and storage

• Store and transport the machine and fuel so that there is
no risk of any leakage or fumes coming into contact with
sparks or naked flames, for example, from electrical
machinery, electric motors, electrical relays/switches or
boilers.
• When storing and transporting fuel always use approved
containers intended for this purpose.
• When storing the machine for long periods the fuel tank
must be emptied. Contact your local petrol station to find
out where to dispose of excess fuel.
 
• The transport guard must always be fitted to the cutting
attachment when the machine is being transported or in
storage.
• Ensure the machine is cleaned and that a complete
service is carried out before long-term storage.
 
    WARNING! Take care when handling fuel.
Bear in mind the risk of fire, explosion and
inhaling fumes.