Echo HC-150 Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
Serial Number 07001001 - 07999999
Read rules for safe operation and all instructions carefully. ECHO provides this
Operator's Manual and a Safety Manual. Both must be read and understood for
proper and safe operation.

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  • Page 1: Hedge Clipper

    Hedge Clipper Operator's Manual MODEL WARNING Read rules for safe operation and all instructions carefully. ECHO provides this Operator's Manual and a Safety Manual. Both must be read and understood for proper and safe operation. X7532242401 HC-150 Serial Number 07001001 - 07999999...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    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. You will find it easy to use and full of helpful operating tips and SAFETY messages.

  • Page 3: Safety, Decals

    Locate these safety decals on your unit. 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.

  • Page 4: International Symbols, Personal Conditions And Safety Equipment

    Hand Protection Wear no-slip, heavy-duty work gloves to improve your grip on the handle. Gloves also reduce the transmission of machine vibration to your hands. Hearing Protection ECHO recommends wearing hearing protection whenever unit is used. Symbol Symbol form/shape description/application...

  • Page 5: Safety Instructions, Equipment

    Use only ECHO approved attachments. Serious injury may result from the use of a non-approved attachment combi- nation. 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 6: Safe Operation, Emissions Control

    SAFE OPERATION WARNING Do not operate this product indoors or in inadequately ventilated areas. Engine exhaust contains poisonous emissions and can cause serious injury or death. Read the Manuals • Provide all users of this equipment with the Operator’s Manual and Safety Manual for instructions on Safe Operation.

  • Page 7: Description, Contents

    ESCRIPTION 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. CONTENTS __ 1 - Hedge Clipper Assembly __ 1 - Operator’s Manual...

  • Page 8

    17. SAFETY VIDEO - (Not included with unit) P/N 99922202800 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 on safe operation.

  • Page 9

    PECIFICATIONS MODEL ------------------------------------------ HC-150 Length -------------------------------------------- 1,040 mm (41.0 in.) Width --------------------------------------------- 240 mm (9.45 in.) Height -------------------------------------------- 200 mm (7.87 in.) Weight, dry -------------------------------------- 4.8 kg (10.7 lb.) Type of Engine ---------------------------------- Air cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder, gasoline engine Displacement ------------------------------------ 21.2 cc (1.29

  • Page 10: Assembly, Install Blade Stiffener, Remove Blade Stiffener

    SSEMBLY NOTE For normal cutting, Echo strongly recommends the blade stiffener be installed. In extreme conditions, such as commercial cutting, or when cutting thick and/or dense branches, efficiency may be increased by trimming without the blade stiffener. Tools required: (2) 10 mm Wrenches...

  • Page 11: Fuel

    IMPORTANT Echo premium Power Blend Universal 2-Stroke Oil may be mixed at 50:1 ratio for application in all Echo engines sold in the past regardless of ratio specified in those manuals. Mixing Instructions 1. Fill an approved fuel container with half of the required amount of gasoline.

  • Page 12: Operation, Starting Cold Engine

    WARNING The blades should not move at idle. If blades move, readjust carburetor according to “Carburetor Adjustment” instructions in this manual or see your ECHO Dealer, otherwise serious personal injury may result. 6. Throttle Trigger After engine warm-up, grip the handle to depress the throttle trigger lockout, and gradually depress throttle trigger to increase engine RPM to operating speed.

  • Page 13: Starting Warm Engine, Stopping Engine

    WARNING The blades should not move at idle. If blades move, readjust carburetor according to “Carburetor Adjustment” instructions in this manual or see your ECHO Dealer, otherwise serious personal injury may result. 1. Stop Switch Move stop switch (A) away from the STOP position.

  • Page 14: Hedge Trimming, Maintenance, Skill Levels

    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 task is not listed, see your ECHO Dealer for repairs.

  • Page 15: Maintenance Intervals

    MAINTENANCE INTERVALS n i l t l i t l i n i l l f f l i o s t l t n i ® o i t t I - y l l n i f i r u EDGE LIPPER PERATOR...

  • Page 16: Air Filter, Fuel Filter

    AIR FILTER Level 1. Tools required: 25 or 50 mm (1 or 2 in.) cleaning brush Parts required: 90008 REPOWER 1. Close choke (Cold Start Position [ entering the carburetor throat when the air filter is removed. Brush accumulated dirt from the air cleaner area. 2.

  • Page 17: Spark Plug, Cooling System

    SPARK PLUG Level 2. Tools required: T-wrench, Feeler gauge, Soft metal brush Parts required: Spark Plug, NGK BPMR-8Y P/N A425000000 1. Remove spark plug and check for fouling, worn and rounded center electrode. 2. Clean the plug or replace with a new one. DO NOT sand blast to clean.

  • Page 18: Exhaust System

    The cylinder exhaust port must be inspected and cleaned of excess carbon every 3 months or 90 hours of operation in order to maintain this engine within the emissions durability period. ECHO strongly recommends that you return your unit to your ECHO dealer for this important maintenance service. EXHAUST SYSTEM Spark Arrestor Screen Level 2.

  • Page 19: Specifications, Carburetor Adjustment

    High Altitude Adjustment High altitude adjustment is not required for proper operation of this engine. 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 emission regulations.

  • Page 20: Lubrication

    Gear Box Assembly Level 1. Tools required: Grease Gun, Clean rag Parts required: ECHO LUBE ® Grease. 1. Clean dirt from the grease fitting (A). 2. Carefully pump grease into fitting (A). DO NOT force grease. Too much pressure will force grease past seals and cause damage.

  • Page 21: Sharpening Blades

    5. Install blade stiffener (see “Blade Stiffener Install/ Remove instruc- tions”). 6. Lubricate blades (see “Lubrication instructions”). IMPORTANT Blades should only be removed and reinstalled by an Authorized ECHO Servicing Dealer, otherwise premature wear or internal damage may occur. DANGER EDGE LIPPER...

  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    ROUBLESHOOTING 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 Fuel vapors are extremely flammable and may cause fire and/or explosion.

  • Page 23: Storage

    TORAGE 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 personal injury may result. Long Term Storage (over 30 days) Do not store your unit for a prolonged period of time (30 days or longer) without performing protective storage maintenance which includes the following: 1.

  • Page 24: Parts, Service, Echo Consumer Product Support, Additional Or Replacement Manuals

    • Purchasing from your Echo Dealer. • Manuals are available by sending a written request stating the model number and serial number of your Echo unit, part number of the manual, your name and address, and mail to the address below.

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