SYMBOL EXPLANATION Symbols WARNING: Clearing saws, brush- cutters and trimmers can be dan- gerous! Careless or incorrect use can result in serious or fatal injury to the operator or others. Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.
WARNING: to noise can result in permanent hearing impairment. So always use approved hearing protection. Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product development and therefore reserves the right to modify the design and appearance of products without prior notice.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Important IMPORTANT! The machine is only designed for trimming grass, grass clearing and/or forestry clearing. The only accessories you can operate with this engine unit are the cutting attachments we recommend in the section on Technical data. Never use the machine if you are tired, if you have drunk alcohol, or if you are taking medi- cation that could affect your vision, your judge-...
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS CLOTHING Wear clothes made of a strong fabric and avoid loose clothing that can catch on shrubs and branches. Always wear heavy, long pants. Do not wear jewelry, shorts sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair so it is above shoulder level.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Stop switch Make sure the engine stops when you push and hold the stop switch. Cutting attachment guard This guard is intended to prevent loose objects from being thrown towards the operator. The guard also protects the operator from accidental contact with the cutting attachment.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Regularly check that the muffler is securely attached to the machine. WARNING: Mufflers get very hot during use and remain so for some time after stopping. This also applies at idle speed. Contact can result in burns to the skin. Remember the risk of fire! WARNING: The inside of the...
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Cutting equipment Grass blades and grass cutters are in- tended for cutting coarse grass. A trimmer head is intended for trimming grass. General rules Only use cutting attachments with the guards we recommend! See the section on Technical data.
NOTE: Make sure unit is assembled cor- rectly as shown in this manual. Fitting the handlebar S Remove the screw at the rear of the throttle handle. S Slide the throttle handle onto the right side of the handlebar (see illustration). S Align the screw hole in the throttle han- dle with the hole in the handlebar.
Correct height Adjust the harness so that the cutting at- tachment is parallel to the ground. Correct balance Let the cutting attachment rest lightly on the ground. If you use a grass blade, it should balance about 10 cm above the ground to prevent contact with stones and the like.
Fitting the trimmer guard and trimmer head S Fit the correct trimmer guard (A) for use with the trimmer head. Hook the trimmer guard/combination guard onto the fitting on the shaft and secure with the bolt (D). S Fit the drive disc (B) on the output shaft. S Turn the shaft until one of the holes in the drive disc aligns with the corresponding hole in the gear housing.
HUSQVARNA two- -stroke oil, which is specially formulated for our two- -stroke engines. Mixture 1:50 (2%). S If HUSQVARNA two- -stroke oil is not avail- able, you may use another two-stroke oil of good quality that is intended for air cooled engines.
FUEL HANDLING Mixing S Always mix the petrol and oil in a clean container intended for fuel. S Always start by flling half the amount of the petrol to be used. Then add the entire amount of oil. Mix (shake) the fuel mixture. Add the remaining amount of petrol.
STARTING AND STOPPING Check before starting S Check the blade to ensure that no cracks have formed at the bottom of the teeth or by the centre hole. The most common rea- son why cracks are formed is that sharp corners have been formed at the bottom of the teeth while sharpening or that the blade has been used with dull teeth.
STARTING AND STOPPING NOTE: If engine dies, return blue engine choke lever to the closed position and repeat starting steps. CAUTION! Do not pull the starter cord all the way out and do not let go of the starter handle when the cord is fully extended. This can damage the machine.
WORKING TECHNIQUES General working instructions IMPORTANT! This section describes the basic safety pre- cautions for working with trimmers. If you encounter a situation where you are uncer- tain how to proceed you should ask an ex- pert. Contact your servicing dealer. Avoid all usage which you consider to be beyond your capability.
WORKING TECHNIQUES Grass clearing using a grass blade S Grass blades and grass cutters must not be used on woody stems. S A grass blade is used for all types of tall or coarse grass. S The grass is cut down with a sideways, swinging movement, where the movement from right- -to- -left is the clearing stroke and the movement from left- -to- -right is the return...
WORKING TECHNIQUES Cutting S The trimmer is ideal for cutting grass that is difficult to reach using a normal lawn mower. Keep the trimmer line parallel to the ground when cutting. Avoid pressing the trimmer head against the ground as this can ruin the lawn and damage the tool.
However, be- fore using the machine you should check that the bevel gear is filled three- -quarters full with grease. Use HUSQVARNA special grease. The grease in the bevel gear does not nor- mally need to be changed except if repairs...
Sharpening grass cutters and grass blades WARNING: Always stop the en- gine before doing any work on the cutting attachment. This continues to rotate even after the throttle has been released. Ensure that the cut- ting attachment has stopped com- pletely and disconnect the HT lead from the spark plug before you start to work on it.
Maintenance schedule The following is a list of the maintenance that must be performed on the machine. Most of the items are described in the Maintenance section. The user must only carry out the main- tenance and service work described in this Operator’s Manual. More extensive work must be carried out by an authorised service workshop.
NOTE! The noise pressure level at operator’s ear and vibrations on the handles are mea- sured with all the approved cutting attachments for the machine. The table indicates the lowest and highest values. Model 125R (M10 LH arbor shaft thread) - - Centre hole in blades/cutters, Approved accessories Type...
EC Declaration of Conformity relating to 2000/14/EC We, Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Texarkana, TX, 75501, USA, Tél. : +1 903 223 4100, declare under sole responsibility that the Husqvarna model 125R brushcutter was assessed in accordance with Annex V of the DIRECTIVE and from serial numbers 2006- -011N00001 and onwards, conforms to the provisions of the DIRECTIVE.