Your new trimmer has been engineered and manufactured to Ryobi’s high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and operator safety. 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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION CALL US FIRST For any questions about operating or maintaining your trimmer, or brushcutte r call the Ryobi Help Line ! Your trimmer has been fully tested prior to shipment to ensure your complete satisfaction.
WARNING: Read and understand all instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious personal injury. 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.
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.
Some of the following symbols may be used on this tool. Please study them and learn their meaning for safe operation of this product. SYMBOL NAME Safety Alert Symbol Read the Operator’s Manual Wear Eye and Hearing Protection Keep Bystanders Away 50' 15m Ricochet 50' 15m...
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.
If any parts are missing, do not operate this tool until the missing parts are replaced. Failure to do so could result in possible serious personal injury. PACKING LIST - CS30 n Trimmer Assembly n Owner’s Kit n Front handle n Curved Shaft Grass deflector...
Slightly rotate the cap from side to side until the button locks into place. n The secondary hole in the attachment shaft can be used for hanging purposes as well. ASSEMBLY GUIDE RECESS BUTTON TRIMMER ATTACHMENT HOLE SECONDARY HOLE BUTTON Page 10 STRING TRIMMER SHAFT...
ATTACHING THE FRONT HANDLE - CS30 AND SS30 See Figure 4. 1. Remove the front handle, bolt, flat washer, lock washer, and wing nut from the Owner’s Kit. 2. Install the front handle onto the top side of the drive shaft housing and move it to a comfortable position.
See Figure 8. The guard is shipped installed on these brushcutter models. Instructions have been included for reference when changing from string trimmer operation back to brushcutter operation. 1. With the string head removed, place the brushcutter guard on the gear head as shown.
2. Adjust the strap to a comfortable position. CONVERTING FROM BRUSHCUTTER TO STRING TRIMMER - BC30 To convert from the brushcutter to the string trimmer, remove the blade and brushcutter guard, attach the straight shaft grass deflector and install the string head.
CONVERTING FROM STRING TRIMMER TO BRUSHCUTTER - BC30 To convert from the string trimmer to the brushcutter, remove the string head assembly and straight shaft grass deflector, attach the brushcutter guard and install the blade. REMOVING THE STRAIGHT SHAFT GRASS DEFLECTOR AND STRING HEAD See Figures 10 - 13.
To avoid burns from hot surfaces, never operate unit with the bottom of the engine above waist level. Hold the trimmer with the right hand on the rear handle and the left hand on the front handle. Keep a firm grip with both hands while in operation.
CUTTING TIPS See Figures 16 -17. 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. The straight shaft trimmer cuts when passing the unit from left to right.
OPERATING THE BRUSHCUTTER See Figures 19 - 20. Hold the brushcutter with the right hand on the rear handle and the left hand on the “J” Barrier Handle. Keep a firm grip with both hands while in operation. Brushcutter should be held at a comfortable position with the rear handle about hip height.
TO START A COLD ENGINE: DO NOT squeeze the throttle trigger until the engine starts and runs. n Lay the trimmer on a flat, bare surface. n PRIME - Press the primer bulb 7 times. n SET the start lever to the START position.
Failure to do so can cause poor performance, possible injury and may void your warranty. You can often make adjustments and repairs described here. For other repairs, have the trimmer serviced by an authorized service dealer. SPOOL REPLACEMENT NEW PREWOUND SPOOL See Figures 24 - 25.
STRING REPLACEMENT See Figures 26 - 28. Use only monofilament string. Use original manufacturer's replacement string for best performance. String Diameter: CS30 - .080 in. (2.0 mm) SS30 - .095 in. (2.4 mm) BC30 - .095 in. (2.4 mm) 1. Stop the engine, disconnect the spark plug wire. Hold the string head and unscrew the spool retainer.
CLEANING THE EXHAUST PORT AND MUFFLER NOTE: Depending on the type of fuel used, the type and amount of oil used, and/or your operating conditions, the exhaust port, muffler, and/or spark arrestor screen may be- come blocked with carbon deposits. If you notice a power loss with your gas powered tool, you may need to remove these deposits to restore performance.
1. Drain all fuel from tank into a container approved for gasoline. Run engine until it stops. 2. 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.
IF THESE SOLUTIONS DO NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM CONTACT YOUR AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE Engine will not start: 1. No spark. 2. No fuel. 3. Engine is flooded. Engine does not reach full 1. Incorrect oil/fuel mixture. speed and emits excessive smoke: 2.
TROUBLESHOOTING damaged. throttle. CALL US FIRST For any questions about operating or maintaining your trimmer, or brushcutte r call the Ryobi Help Line ! Your trimmer has been fully tested prior to shipment to ensure your complete satisfaction. Troubleshooting tips are also available in this operator's manual.
THE FOLLOWING CARB STATEMENT ONLY APPLIES TO MODEL NUMBERS REQUIRED TO MEET (CARB) REQUIREMENTS. RYOBI TECHNOLOGIES INC. LIMITED WARRANTY FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS NONROAD 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 nonroad or small off-road engine.
EMISSIONS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE AND WARRANTED PARTS LIST Emissions Parts Inspect Before AIR FILTER ASSY INCLUDES: FILTER... X ... 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 WHICH EVER COMES FIRST.
• 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.