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Echo GT-225 Operator's Manual

Echo grass trimmer operator's manual.
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Grass Trimmer
Operator's Manual
MODEL
Read rules for safe operation and instructions carefully. ECHO provides an Opera-
tor's Manual and a Safety Manual. Both must be read and understood for proper and
safe operation.
X7722271204
WARNING
GT-225
X772000114
11/09

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    Grass Trimmer Operator's Manual MODEL WARNING Read rules for safe operation and instructions carefully. ECHO provides an Opera- tor's Manual and a Safety Manual. Both must be read and understood for proper and safe operation. X7722271204 GT-225 X772000114 11/09...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Welcome to the ECHO family. This ECHO product was designed and manufactured to provide long life and on-the- job-dependability. Read and understand this manual and the SAFETY MANUAL you found in the same package. You will find both easy to use and full of helpful operations tips and SAFETY messages.

  • Page 3: Safety, Manual Safety Symbols And Important Information, International Symbols

    afety manual safety symbols and Important InformatIon Throughout this manual and on the product itself, you will find safety alerts and helpful, informational messages pre- ceded by symbols or key words. The following is an explanation of those symbols and key words and what they mean to you.

  • Page 4: Personal Conditions And Safety Equipment

    WARNING Trimmer/Brush Cutter users risk injury to themselves and others if the trimmer/brush cutter is used improperly and or safety precautions are not followed. Proper clothing and safety gear must be worn when operating a trimmer. Physical Condition Your judgment and physical dexterity may not be good: •...

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    Repetitive Stress Injuries -- It is believed that overusing the muscles and tendons of the fingers, hands, arms, and shoulders may cause soreness, swelling, numbness, weakness, and extreme pain in those areas. Certain repetitive hand activities may put you at a high risk for developing a Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI).

  • Page 6: Equipment, Emission Control

    Use only ECHO approved attachments. Serious injury may result from the use of a non approved attachment com- bination. ECHO, INC. will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices, attachments or accessories which have not been tested and approved by ECHO. Read and comply with all safety instructions listed in this manual and safety manual.

  • Page 7: Description

    Locate these safety decals on your unit. Make sure the decals are legible and that you understand and follow the instruc- tions on them. If a decal cannot be read, a new one can be ordered from your ECHO dealer. See PARTS ORDERING instructions for specific information.

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    1. POWER hEAD - Factory Assembled to the Driveshaft assembly. Includes the Engine, Clutch, Fuel System, Igni- tion System and Recoil Starter. 2. GRIP - Rear (right hand) handle. 3. sTOP sWITCh - "SLIDE SWITCH" mounted on top of the Throttle Trigger Housing. Move switch FORWARD to RUN, BACK to STOP.

  • Page 9: Contents, Assembly

    After opening the carton, check for damage. Immediately notify your retailer or ECHO Dealer of damaged or missing parts. Use the contents list to check for missing parts.

  • Page 10: Plastic Shield Installation, Nylon Line Installation

    plastIc shIeld InstallatIon CAUTION Wear Gloves or personal injury may result: • Cutoff knife is sharp. • Gearcase and surrounding area may be hot. 1. Remove wing nut (A), washer (B), and bolt (C). 2. Snap the shield over the bearing housing. 3.

  • Page 11: Front (loop) Handle, Operation, Fuel

    front loop handle NOTE Label shows minimum spacing for front handle location. NOTE Front handle is pre-installed. Re-positioning and tightening is all that is required. 1. Position front handle (A) in comfortable operating position and tighten wing nut (B). The cutting attachment should be 5-7.5 cm (2-3 in.) above the ground and as level as possible.

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    WARNING Alternative fuels, such as E-15 (15% ethanol), E-85 (85% ethanol) or any fuels not meeting ECHO requirements are NOT approved for use in ECHO 2-stroke gasoline engines. Use of alternative fuels may cause performance problems, loss of power, overheating, fuel vapor lock, and unintended machine operation, including, but not limited to, improper clutch engagement.

  • Page 13: Starting Cold Engine

    IMPORTANT Stored fuel ages. Do not mix more fuel than you expect to use in thirty (30) days, ninety (90) days when a fuel stabilizer is added. IMPORTANT Stored two-stroke fuel may separate. ALWAYS shake fuel container thoroughly before each use. startInG cold enGIne WARNING The attachment will operate immediately when the engine starts...

  • Page 14: Starting Warm Engine, Stopping Engine

    The attachment should not move at idle, otherwise serious personal injury may result. NOTE If attachment moves, readjust carburetor according to “Carburetor Adjustment” instructions in this manual or see your ECHO Dealer. 1. Stop Switch Move stop switch (A) away from the STOP position 2. Purge Bulb Pump purge bulb (C) until fuel will be visible and flows freely in the clear fuel tank return line.

  • Page 15: Maintenance, Skill Level, Maintenance Intervals

    ECHO Service Dealer for maintenance. To help you decide whether you want to DO-IT-YOURSELF or have the ECHO Dealer do it, each maintenance task has been graded. If the task is not listed see your Echo dealer for repairs.

  • Page 16: Air Filter, Fuel Filter

    aIr fIlter Level 1. Tools required: 25 - 50 mm (1 - 2 in.) Cleaning Brush Parts required: REPOWER AIR & FUEL FILTER KIT. 1. Close choke (Cold Start Position [ entering the carburetor throat when the air filter is removed. Brush accumulated dirt from air cleaner area.

  • Page 17: Spark Plug, Cooling System

    spark pluG Level 2. Tools Required: Locking tool, wrench, feeler gauge, soft wire brush. Parts Required: REPOWER Tune-Up Kit IMPORTANT Use only NGK BPM-8Y spark plug (BPMR-8Y in Canada) other- wise severe engine damage may occur. Remove spark plug and check for fouling, worn and rounded cen- ter electrode.

  • Page 18: Exhaust System

    IMPORTANT DO NOT use a metal scraper to remove dirt from the cylinder fins. Remove ignition wires from clip for cleaning. Use brush to remove dirt from the cylinder fins. Remove grass and leaves from the grid between the recoil starter and fuel tank.

  • Page 19: Carburetor Adjustment, High Altitude Operation

    (ASL) (96.0 kPa). To maintain proper engine operation and emission compliance above 1,100 feet ASL the carburetor may need to be ad- justed by an authorized ECHO service dealer. IMPORTANT If the engine is adjusted for operation above 1,100 feet ASL, the carburetor must be re-adjusted when operating the engine below 1,100 feet ASL, otherwise severe engine damage may result.

  • Page 20: Lubrication

    Level 2. Tools required: Screwdriver, Tachometer (ECHO P/N 99051130017) Parts required: None. NOTE Every unit is run at the factory and the carburetor is set in compli- ance with emissions regulations. This carburetor does not have acceleration and high speed adjustment needles.

  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    roubleshootInG r o t i l y s t r / d r t ' n t r a e r i l i f r e t l i f r e t r o t y l r i l o r o t dANGeR...

  • Page 22: Storage

    toraGe Long Term Storage (over 30 days) WARNING During operation the muffler or catalytic muffler and surrounding cover become hot. Always keep exhaust area clear of flammable debris during transportation or when storing, otherwise serious property damage or personal injury may result.

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    MODEL ------------------------------------------GT-225 Length ---------------------------------------------1371 mm (54.0 in.) Width ----------------------------------------------315 mm (12.4 in.) Height ---------------------------------------------539 mm (21.2 in.) Weight (dry) w/Cutter Head --------------------4.6 kg (10.1lb.) Engine Type --------------------------------------Air cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder gasoline engine Bore ------------------------------------------------32.2 mm (1.27 in.) Stroke ----------------------------------------------26.0 mm (1.02 in.) Displacement -------------------------------------21.2 cc (1.29 cu.

  • Page 24: Warranty Statements

    The owner shall demonstrate reasonable care and use, and follow preventative maintenance, storage, fuel and oil usage as prescribed in the operator’s manual. Should a product difficulty occur, you must, at your expense, deliver or ship your ECHO unit to an authorized ECHO servicing dealer for warranty repairs (within the applicable warranty period), and arrange for pick-up or return of your unit after the repairs have been made.

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    89 octane or higher. Gasohol which contains a maximum 10% ethanol (grain alcohol) or 15% MTBE (methyl/tertiary/butyl/ether) is also approved. The prescribed mixing ratio of gasoline to oil is listed on the ECHO oil label and covered in your operator’s manual.

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    HOW WILL A COVERED PART BE CORRECTED? If there is a defect in a part covered by this warranty, any ECHO Inc. Authorized Service Dealer will correct the defect. You will not have to pay anything to have the part adjusted, repaired or replaced. This includes any labor and diagnosis for warranted repairs performed by the dealer. In addition, engine parts not expressly covered under this warranty but whose failure is a result of a failure of a covered part will be warranted.

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    rass rimmer peraTOr anual notes...

  • Page 28: Parts/serial Number, Service, Echo Consumer Product Support, Additional Or Replacement Manuals

    ECHO Inc., 400 Oakwood Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (800-673-1558). Always check the ECHO Web Site for updated information. safety Videos are available from your Echo dealer. A $5.00 shipping charge will be required for each video. ECHO, INCORPORATED...

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