Grass Trimmer/Brush Cutter Operator's Manual MODEL 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. X7712272500 SRM-211 WARNING DANGER X771000240 02/04...
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.
• Beware of KICKOUT (blade thrust) when using blades. Special precautions are necessary for blade operation, see your Operator's and Safety Manuals. ONLY install ECHO approved blades on Brush Cutters (SRM) models equipped with proper blade shield, U-handles, harness, blade collar, nut and cotter pin.
PERSONAL CONDITION AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT WARNING Trimmer/Brush Cutter users risk injury to themselves and others if the trimmer/brush cutter is used improperly or safety precautions are not followed. Proper clothing and safety gear must be worn when operating a trimmer/brush cutter.
Use only ECHO approved attachments. Serious injury may result from the use of a non-approved attachment combination. 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.
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.
7. NYLON CUTTER HEAD - Contains replaceable nylon trimming lines. 8. CUT-OFF KNIFE - Trims line to the correct length (5 in.). If trimmer is operated without a cut-off knife the line may be too long - more than (5 in.) - the operating speed will slow, the engine overheat and performance will suffer.
Read and comply with all safety instructions listed in this manual and attachment 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 for use with these units.
NYLON LINE HEAD INSTALLATION 1. Align hole in upper plate with notch in edge of gear housing and insert head locking tool (C). 2. Be sure upper plate (A) remains on PTO shaft. 3. Place line head onto PTO shaft. Followed by large metal washer. 4.
PERATION OPERATION WITH BLADES Preparing the Trimmer/Brush Cutter for Blade Use Blade use DEMANDS specific Brush Cutter configuration. Operation without specified shield, harness, and handle can result in serious personal injury. Grass/Weed Blades Require: Install Blade Conversion Kit, P/N 99944200415 - Includes metal shield (A), barrier bar (B), and shoulder harness (C).
64 mm (2-1/2 in.) diameter. Use Shoulder/Waist Harness (P/N 99944200200) Use of the Shoulder/ Waist Harness is recommended for ALL Trimmer/Brush Cutter use. The Shoulder/Waist Harness suspends the trimmer from the operator's shoulder and reduces operator fatigue.
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.
PERATION STARTING COLD ENGINE WARNING The attachment will operate immediately when the engine starts and could result in loss of control and possible serious injury. Keep movable parts of the attachment off the ground and away from objects that could become entangled or thrown. 1.
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 button (A) forward away from the STOP position. 2. Primer Pump primer bulb (C) until fuel is visible and flows freely in the clear fuel tank return line.
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 you Echo Dealer for repairs.
AIR FILTER Level 1. Tools required: 25 - 50 mm (1 - 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.
SPARK PLUG Level 2. Tools required: T-Wrench, feeler gauge, soft metal brush Parts Required: REPOWER Tune-Up Kit P/N 90074 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.
1. Disconnect spark plug lead from spark plug. 2. Release stored energy in power spring by removing spark plug. 3. Remove three (3) screws (A) from starter assembly and remove starter. NOTE DO NOT disassemble the starter assembly. 4. Remove the four screws that retain the engine cover. Two at the inside top of the mounting plate (B), one on the top guard (C), and one at the muffler cover (D).
8. Use a brush to remove dirt from the cylinder fins. IMPORTANT DO NOT use a metal scraper to remove dirt from the cylinder fins. 9. Remove grass and leaves from the grid between the starter and fuel tank. 10. Reassemble parts in reverse order of removal. When installing the cover, be certain: •...
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. RASS...
See "Specifications," for correct idle speed. Level 2. Tools required: Screwdriver, Tachometer (ECHO P/N 99051130017). NOTE Every unit is run at the factory and the carburetor is set in compli- ance with emission regulations. This carburetor does not have acceleration and high speed adjustment needles.
LUBRICATION Level 1. Tools required: 8 & 13 mm Open End Wrench, Cross Head Screwdriver, Clean rag, Grease gun P/N 91016 Parts Required: ECHO LUBE 8 oz. (P/N 91014) or Lithium Base ® Grease. Gear Housing 1. Clean all loose debris from gear box.
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.
ROUBLESHOOTING i l y s t r t ' n t l i f t l i f y l r i l o Fuel vapors are extremely flammable and may cause fire and/or explosion. Never test for ignition spark near an open spark plug opening, otherwise serious personal injury may result.
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 property damage or 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 mainte- nance which includes the following: 1.
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