Operator's Manual MODELS, WARNING Read rules for safe operation and instructions carefully. ECHO provides an Operator's Manual and a Safety Manual. Both must be read and understood for proper and safe operation. Failure to do so could result in serous injury.
NTRODUCTION 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 operating tips and SAFETY messages.
"DESCRIPTION" section, will help you locate them. Make sure the decals are legible and that you understand and follow the instructions 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. RASS...
• Do not remove shields, modify the unit or install attachments or parts not approved by ECHO. Approved attachment information and replacement Operator's and Safety Manuals are available from your ECHO dealer or by writing: ECHO, INCORPORATED, 400 OAKWOOD RD., LAKE ZURICH, IL 60047. INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS...
Read and comply with all safety instructions listed in this manual and safety manual. • ECHO, INC. will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices, attachments or accessories which have not been tested and approved by ECHO.
PERSONAL CONDITION AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT 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.
Trimmer/Brush Cutter handles. Gloves also reduce the transmission of machine vibration to your hands. Hearing Protection -- ECHO recommends wearing hearing protection whenever unit is used. Proper Clothing -- Wear snug fitting, durable clothing; • Pants should have long legs, shirts with long sleeves.
SAFE OPERATION Determine Operation Area • Provide all operators of this equipment with the Operator's Manual and instructions for safe operation. • Review the area to be trimmed. Look for hazards that could contribute to unsafe conditions. • Spectators and fellow workers must be warned, and children and animals prevented from coming nearer than 15M (50 ft.) while the trimmer is in use.
EXTENDED OPERATION Vibration and Cold It is believed that a condition called Raynaud’s Phenomenon, which affects the fingers of certain individuals may be brought about by exposure to vibration and cold. Exposure to vibration and cold may cause tingling and burning sensations followed by loss of color and numbness in the fingers.
The ECHO product you purchased has been factory pre-assembled for your convenience. Due to packaging restrictions, shield installation and other assembly may be necessary. 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.
EMISSION CONTROL The emission control system for this engine is EM (Engine Modification). Emission Control Label located on Engine (EXAMPLE ONLY, information on label varies by FAMILY). RASS RIMMER IMPORTANT ENGINE INFORMATION ENGINE FAMILY : VEH025UB24RA DISPLACEMENT : 25.4cc THIS ENGINE MEETS U.S. EPA PHI AND 1995 - 1999 CALIFORNIA EMISSION REGULATIONS FOR ULGE ENGINES.
26. SAFETY VIDEO - (Not included with unit) P/N 99922202540 English version only is available at a cost of $5.00 from ECHO, INC. or any authorized ECHO dealer. The video overviews safety precautions and proper operating tech- niques and is supplemental to the Safety Manual. Read and understand the Safety Manual for complete information...
/ low idle extremes are adjusted properly. The throttle linkage must be adjusted by moving the adjustment fixture (F). Consult with your Echo Dealer for correct adjustment procedure. Install air filter cover.
PLASTIC SHIELD INSTALLATION (for Nylon Line Operation) Tools Required: Screwdriver. Parts Required: Plastic Shield, Shield Plate, three (3) 5mm x 15mm screws. NOTE The plastic shield is for use with the Nylon Line Head only. Install Metal Shield when using plastic or metal blades. Remove plastic threaded shaft sleeve and adapter plate from PTO shaft.
NOTE For SRM-2610 handle assembly refer to "U-Handle Installation page 18 instructions 1, 10, 12 - 16. ACCESSORY INSTALLATION Blade Conversion Kit P/N 99944200415, U-Handle / Blade Conversion Kit P/N 99944200521, Muffler Bracket Kit P/N 10099057730. NOTE Refer to Operation with Blades page 20 for correct Accessory / Blade equipment requirements. You must install a U-Handle/Blade Conversion Kit before operating this unit using metal blades, otherwise serious injury may result.
Install front handle, gear housing and shield. Balance unit. a. Put on harness and attach unit to harness. b. Slide harness clamp (J) up or down until unit balances with cutting attachment approximately 2" - 3" from the ground. c. Tighten harness clamp screw. INSTALL METAL SHIELD Tools Required: 8mm x 10mm Open End Wrench, Screwdriver.
HANDLE INSTALLATION Tools Required: 8mm x 10mm Open End Wrench, Screwdriver, 3mm and 4mm Hex Wrench, Pliers Parts Required: U-Handle/Blade Conversion Kit P/N 99944200521. NOTE For model SRM-2610 use Steps 1, 10, 12 - 16. Close choke and remove air filter cover. Disconnect ignition stop leads (A) and (B).
The throttle linkage must be adjusted by moving the adjustment fixture (F). Consult with your Echo Dealer for correct adjustment procedure. 14. Connect ignition leads (A) and (B). 15. Remove left side clutch case bolt (P). Install metal bracket clamp (Q) with curved end up.
PERATION OPERATION WITH BLADES Preparing the Trimmer/Brush Cutter for Blade Use Blade use DEMANDS specific Brush Cutter configuration. Operation without specified shield and harness can result in serious personal injury. Plastic and Nylon Blades Require "Blade Conversion Kit," P/N 99944200415 (TRI-CUT [A] and shoulder harness [B]).
Conversion Kit P/N 99944200521 is required for use with this blade. Use Shoulder/Waist Harness (P/N 30100052131) Use of the Shoulder/ Waist Harness is recommended for ALL Trimmer/Brush Cutter use, not just Blade operation. The Shoulder/Waist Harness when used in a trimming operation with nylon line head suspends the trimmer from the operator's shoulder and reduces operator fatigue.
Gasohol containing methyl (wood) alcohol is NOT approved. Two Stroke Oil - A two-stroke engine oil meeting ISO-L-EGD Standard (ISO/CD 13738), must be used. Echo brand Premium 50:1 oil meets this standard. Engine problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an ISO-L-EGD approved oil, such as Echo Premium 50:1 Two-stroke Oil, will void the two-stroke engine warranty.
After Refueling; • Wipe any spilled fuel from the unit. • Move at least 3 M (10 ft.) from refueling location before starting. After Use; • DO NOT store a unit with fuel in its tank. Leaks can occur. Return unused fuel to an approved fuel storage container.
WARNING The cutting attachment should not rotate at idle. If attachment rotates, readjust carburetor according to "Carburetor Adjustment" instructions in this manual or see your ECHO Dealer, otherwise serious personal injury may result. Stop Switch - Start/Run. Move stop switch button (A) forward away from the STOP position.
Close Choke - Cold Start. Move choke lever (B) to Cold Start Position. Primer - Pump Bulb. Pump primer bulb (C) 10 times until fuel is visible in the “Clear” fuel return line (D). Start - Pull Rope. Lay the trimmer on a flat clear area and pull the recoil starter handle (E) until engine fires.
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.
AIR FILTER Level 1. Tools required: 25 or 50 mm (1 or 2 in.) medium bristle cleaning brush. Parts required: 90030 REPOWER Close choke (Cold Start Position). This prevents dirt from entering the carburetor throat when the air filter is removed. Brush accumulated dirt from the air cleaner area.
Remove air filter cover (A). Remove spark plug lead. Remove two (2) muffler cover screws and muffler cover (B). Remove screw and arm rest (C). Remove two (2) front cylinder cover screws and cylinder cover (D). IMPORTANT DO NOT use a metal scraper to remove dirt from the cylinder fins. Use brush to remove dirt from the cylinder fins.
Assemble components in reverse order. CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT 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 California Emission Regulations. This carburetor does not have acceleration and high speed adjustment needles.
Level 1. Tools Required: Head locking tool (if head is to be removed) Parts Required: ECHO 0.095" Nylon Trimmer Line 12m (40 feet) long. Hold drum (A) and turn spool (B) CW (clockwise) until it stops. Pull spool from drum. DO NOT push in on spool when turning.
Hold the spool, opening toward you. Place index finger between the two strands and wind line, tightly and evenly, in direction of arrow marked "CC". Stop when approximately 15-20 cm (6 - 8 in.) line (C) remains and place ends of line in notches (E) in spool (B). Feed ends of line through housing eyelets (F) and place spool (B) over drive (G).
SHARPENING METAL BLADES Three styles of metal blades are approved for use on the ECHO Brush Cutter. The 8-tooth blade can be sharpened during normal maintenance. The clearing blade and 80 tooth blade require professional service. Before sharpening, CLOSELY inspect blade for cracks (look at the bottom of each tooth and the center mounting hole closely), missing teeth and bending.
DANGER RIMMER RUSH UTTER PERATOR ANUAL Remedy Clean Clean See your ECHO dealer See your ECHO dealer Open choke Clean/replace air filter Adjust carburetor See your ECHO dealer Turn switch on See your ECHO dealer Adjust 0.65mm (0.026in.) Clean or replace...
TORAGE Long Term Storage (over 30 days) 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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