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Hedge Clipper
Operator's Manual
MODELS:
HC-1500 - Type 1E
HC-1500 - Type 2E
HC-1600 - Type 1E
HC-2000 - Type 1E
HC-2400, 2410 - Type 1E
HC-2400, 2410 - Type 2E
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.
X7532242200
WARNING
Serial Number 001001 - 999999
Serial Number 672901 - 999999
Serial Number 526701 - 999999
Serial Number 523201 - 999999
Serial Number 001001 - 999999
Serial Number 001001 - 999999
WARNING
The engine exhaust from this
product contains chemicals known
to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
DANGER
X753000880
01/02

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    HC-2400, 2410 - Type 1E HC-2400, 2410 - Type 2E 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.

  • 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 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, Decals

    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, Equipment

    • Check that the blade assembly is firmly attached and in safe operating condition. Dull, loose or damaged blades should not be used. • ECHO, INC. will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices or accessories which have not been tested and approved by ECHO for use with this unit.

  • Page 5: Fuel, Personal Condition And Safety Equipment

    IMPORTANT Spilled fuel is a leading cause of hydrocarbon emissions. Some states may require the use of automatic fuel shut-off containers to reduce fuel spillage. Contact your ECHO dealer for ordering information. After Refueling; • Wipe any spilled fuel from the unit.

  • Page 6

    Wear no-slip, heavy duty work gloves to improve your grip on the handles. Gloves also reduce the transmission of machine vibration to your hands. Hearing Protection -- Wear hearing protection. ECHO recommends wearing hearing protec- tion whenever unit is used. Proper Clothing -- Wear snug fitting, durable clothing;...

  • Page 7: Safe Operation

    SAFE OPERATION Determine Operation Area • Do not operate this product indoors or in inadequately ventilated areas. • 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 4.5 m (15 ft.) while the Hedge Clipper is in use.

  • Page 8

    • Limit the hours of operation. Try to fill each day with jobs where operating the trimmer or other hand-held power equipment is not required. • If you experience discomfort, redness and swelling of the fingers followed by whitening and loss of feeling, consult your physician before further exposing yourself to cold and vibration.

  • Page 9: Description, Contents, Emissions Control, Specifications, Assembly

    The ECHO product you purchased has been factory pre-assembled for your convenience. After opening the carton, check for damage. Immedi- ately notify your retailer or ECHO Dealer of damaged or missing parts. Use the contents list to check for missing parts.

  • Page 10

    HC-1500, 1600 HC-2000, 2400, 2410...

  • Page 11

    20. 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 12

    PECIFICATIONS . t i . t i . l f . l f i r t . t i . t i . l f . l f . t i . l f...

  • Page 13

    Premium 50:1 oil meets these standards. Engine problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an ISO-L- EGD and J.A.S.O. FC certified oil, such as Echo Premium 50:1 Two- stroke Oil, will void the two-stroke engine warranty. (Emission...

  • Page 14

    IMPORTANT Spilled fuel is a leading cause of hydrocarbon emissions. Some states may require the use of automatic fuel shut-off containers to reduce fuel spillage. Contact your ECHO dealer for ordering information. After Refueling; • Wipe any spilled fuel from the unit.

  • Page 15: Equipment Check, Determine Operation Area

    EQUIPMENT CHECK Before operation a complete check of the unit must be performed; • Check unit for loose/missing nuts, bolts and screws. Tighten and/or replace as needed. • Inspect fuel lines, tank and area around carburetor for fuel leaks. DO NOT operate unit if leaks are found.

  • Page 16: Operation, Starting Cold Engine

    PERATION • Provide all users of this equipment with the Operator's Manual and instructions for Safe Operation. • Before starting the unit, equip yourself and any other person working within the 4.5 m (15 ft.) Safety Zone with the required Protective Equipment and clothing.

  • Page 17: Starting Warm Engine

    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. After engine warm up, gradually depress throttle trigger to increase engine RPM to operating speed.

  • Page 18: Stopping Engine, Maintenance, Skill Levels

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

  • Page 19: Maintenance Intervals

    MAINTENANCE INTERVALS t l i n i l l f f t i n s t l l l i ® l a i EDGE LIPPER PERATOR ANUAL l l i...

  • Page 20: Air Filter, Fuel Filter

    AIR FILTER Level 1. Tools required: 25 or 50 mm (1 or 2 in.) medium bristle paint brush Parts required: 90008 REPOWER 1. Close choke (Cold Start Position). This prevents dirt from entering the carburetor throat when the air filter is removed. Brush accumu- lated dirt from the air cleaner area.

  • Page 21: Spark Plug, Cooling System

    SPARK PLUG Level 2. Tools required: T-wrench, Feeler gauge, Soft metal brush Parts required: 90064 REPOWER 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 22: Exhaust System

    1. Remove starter and disconnect the throttle cable end from the carburetor. 2. Remove the two screws that retain the engine cover. Lift the engine cover (A) from the engine and lay aside. NOTE The throttle cable remains assembled to the engine cover (A) and the spark plug lead and grommet remain installed.

  • Page 23: Carburetor Adjustment Emission

    Emission Models Level 2. Tools required: Screwdriver with 2mm blade width, Tachometer (ECHO P/N 99051130017) Parts required: None. NOTE Every unit is run at the factory and the carburetor is set in compliance with EPA Phase 1 and California Emission Regulations.

  • Page 24: Carburetor Adjustment Non Emission

    CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT Non Emissions Models Level 2 Tools required: Screwdriver with 2mm blade width, Tachometer (ECHO P/N 99051130017) Parts Required: None NOTE If carburetor has limiter caps follow "Carburetor Adjustment" procedures for Emission models on previous page. Idle Speed Adjustment Turn "idle"...

  • Page 25: Lubrication

    3. HI speed adjustment. Adjust HI (A) needle with tachometer. Refer to Wide Open Throttle RPM settings listed in "Specifications" on page 12. 4. Check idle speed and reset if necessary. If tachometer is available, idle speed should be set to the specifications found on page 12 "Specifications"...

  • Page 26

    Add grease as required, DO NOT over fill. Leave room for the grease to expand during operation. HC-1600, 2000 (All) Level 1. Tools required: 13mm Open End, Grease Gun Parts required: ECHO LUBE 8 oz. (P/N 91014) or Lithium Based ® Grease.

  • Page 27

    HC-1500, Type 2E, HC-2400, 2410 (All) Level 1. Tools required: Grease Gun, Clean rag Parts required: ECHO LUBE 8 oz. (P/N 91014) or Lithium Based ® Grease. Clean dirt from the grease fitting. Carefully pump grease into fitting. DO NOT force grease. Too much pressure will force grease past seals and cause damage.

  • Page 28: Blade Stiffener Remove/install, Sharpening Blades

    Tighten bolts and nuts then loosen bolt 1/2 turn to allow free blade movement. 5. Lubricate blades. See "Blade Lubrication Instructions," on page 24. IMPORTANT Blades should only be removed and reinstalled by an Authorized ECHO Servicing Dealer, otherwise premature wear or internal damage may occur. DANGER...

  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    ROUBLESHOOTING Fuel vapors are extremely flammable and may cause fire and/or explosion. Never test for ignition spark by grounding spark plug against cylinder, otherwise serious personal injury may result. l f f t n I t l i f t l i f WARNING DANGER EDGE...

  • Page 30: Storage

    TORAGE 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: Store unit in a dry, dust free place, out of the reach of children. WARNING Do not store in enclosure where fuel fumes may accumulate or reach an open flame or spark.

  • Page 31

    EDGE LIPPER PERATOR ANUAL NOTES...

  • Page 32: Parts, Service, Additional Or Replacement Manuals

    • Purchasing from your Echo Dealer. • Sending a check or money order for $2.00 per Parts Catalog or $1.50 per Operator's Manual made payable to ECHO, INCORPORATED. State on a sheet of paper the model number and serial number of the ECHO unit you have, part number of the manual (if known), your name and address and mail to address above.

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