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K 970 Rescue US
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the
E E E E n n n n g g g g l l l l i i i i s s s s h h h h
instructions before using the machine. It is the owner's responsibility to make
sure that any persons who use this power cutter have read this manual!



  Summary of Contents for Husqvarna K 970 Rescue US

  • Page 1 Operator’s manual K 970 Rescue US Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the E E E E n n n n g g g g l l l l i i i i s s s s h h h h instructions before using the machine.
  • Page 2: Key To Symbols

    KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols on the machine You will find the following labels on your power cutter: WARNING! The machine can be a dangerous tool if used incorrectly or carelessly, which can cause 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.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Contents KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols on the machine ..........Explanation of warning levels ........CONTENTS Contents ..............PRESENTATION Dear customer! ............Features ............... PRESENTATION What is what on the power cutter - K 970 Rescue? ..MACHINE´S SAFETY EQUIPMENT General ................
  • Page 4: Presentation

    X-Torq® reduces the fuel consumption with up to Husqvarna AB is a Swedish company based on a tradition 20% and the emissions with up to 60%. that dates back to 1689, when the Swedish King Charles XI...
  • Page 5: Presentation

    PRESENTATION What is what on the power cutter - K 970 Rescue? 1 Front handle 14 Blade guard 2 Warning decal 15 Type plate 3 Air filter cover 16 Harness 4 Cylinder cover 17 Fuel cap 5 Choke 18 Belt guard 6 Throttle lockout 19 Cutting arm 7 Throttle trigger...
  • Page 6: Machine´s Safety Equipment

    MACHINE´S SAFETY EQUIPMENT General • Start the power cutter and apply full throttle. Release the throttle control and check that the cutting blade stops and remains stationary. If the cutting blade rotates when the throttle is in the idle position you should check the WARNING! Never use a machine that has carburettor’s idle adjustment.
  • Page 7 MACHINE´S SAFETY EQUIPMENT Vibration damping system Inspecting the muffler Check regularly that the muffler is complete and secured correctly. WARNING! Overexposure to vibration can lead to circulatory damage or nerve damage in people who have impaired circulation. Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms of overexposure to vibration.
  • Page 8: Cutting Blades

    CUTTING BLADES General Hand-held, high-speed machines WARNING! Never use a cutting blade at a WARNING! A cutting blade may burst and lower speed rating than that of the power cause injury to the operator. cutter. Only use cutting blades intended for high speed handheld power cutters.
  • Page 9: Diamond Blades

    fire fighting and rescue operations conducted by segments that contain industrial diamonds. the various highly trained public safety forces, safety professionals (fire departments), Husqvarna is aware that • Diamond blades ensure lower costs per cutting operation, they may use this power cutter with carbide tipped blades in fewer blade changes and a constant cutting depth.
  • Page 10: Transport And Storage

    CUTTING BLADES Transport and storage • Do not store or transport the power cutter with the cutting blade fitted. All blades should be removed from the cutter after use and stored carefully. • Store cutting blades in dry, frost free conditions. Special care should be taken with abrasive blades.
  • Page 11: Assembling And Adjustments

    STOP position. the direction indicated by the arrow on the blade. The direction of rotation for the machine is shown by arrows on the cutting arm. Husqvarna’s blades are approved for hand-held power cutters. Checking the drive shaft and flange washers When the blade is replaced with a new one, check the flange...
  • Page 12: Reversible Cutting Head

    ASSEMBLING AND ADJUSTMENTS Reversible cutting head The machine is fitted with a reversible cutting head allowing cutting close to a wall or at ground level, restricted only by the thickness of the blade guard. There is an increased risk for kickback when cutting with the cutting head reversed.
  • Page 13: Fuel Handling

    Two-stroke oil • For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA two- stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for our air- cooled two stroke-engines. • Never use two-stroke oil intended for water-cooled engines, sometimes referred to as outboard oil (rated TCW).
  • Page 14: Transport And Storage

    FUEL HANDLING Transport and storage • Store and transport the machine and fuel so that there is no risk of any leakage or fumes coming into contact with sparks or naked flames, for example, from electrical machinery, electric motors, electrical relays/switches or boilers.
  • Page 15: Operating

    OPERATING Protective equipment • Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. General • Keep in mind that it is you, the operator that is responsible • Do not use the machine unless you are able to call for help for not exposing people or their property to accidents or in the event of an accident.
  • Page 16: Basic Working Techniques

    OPERATING Basic working techniques WARNING! This machine produces an electromagnetic field during operation. This field may under some circumstances WARNING! Do not pull the power cutter to interfere with active or passive medical one side, this can cause the blade to jam or implants.
  • Page 17 OPERATING Cutting with toothed/carbide tipped blades • Never cut above shoulder height. Never cut from a ladder. Use a platform or scaffold when working at high altitude. during rescue operaions WARNING! A power cutter should never be used with carbide tipped blade for non- emergency work, such as in the construction trades.
  • Page 18 OPERATING Pinching or jamming Reactive force Make a careful evaluation of how the object will move during A reactive force is always present when cutting. The force the final stage of the cutting to avoid pinching or jamming. The pulls the machine in the opposite direction to the blade cut must open during the cut.
  • Page 19: Transport And Storage

    OPERATING Pipe cutting and pinching Special care should be taken whet cutting in pipes. If the pipe is not properly supported and the cut kept open through out the cut the blade might be pinched in the kickback zone and cause a severe kickback.
  • Page 20: Starting And Stopping

    STARTING AND STOPPING Before starting • Start throttle position - warm engine: The correct choke/start throttle setting is obtained by pulling the choke control to the choke position and then pushing it in again. This only engages the start throttle setting without any WARNING! Please read the operator’s choke.
  • Page 21: Stopping

    STARTING AND STOPPING • When the engine starts, quickly apply full throttle to automatically disengage fast idle. Stopping CAUTION! The cutting blade continues to rotate up to a minute after the motor has stopped. (Blade coasting.) Make sure that the cutting blade can rotate freely until it is completely stopped.
  • Page 22: Maintenance

    • Let your Husqvarna dealer regularly check the machine and make essential adjustments and repairs. Maintenance schedule In the maintenance schedule you can see which parts of your machine that require maintenance, and with which intervals it should take place.
  • Page 23: Cleaning

    This is quite normal. NOTICE! A dirty or blocked air intake results in the machine Please contact an accredited Husqvarna workshop if you overheating which causes damage to the piston and have any questions.
  • Page 24 MAINTENANCE Replacing the drive belt Adjusting the idle speed WARNING! Never start the engine when the CAUTION! If the idle speed cannot be belt pulley and clutch are removed for adjusted so that the cutting attachment maintenance. Do not start the machine stops, contact your dealer/service without the cutting arm or cutting head workshop.
  • Page 25: Fuel System

    MAINTENANCE Changing a broken or worn starter cord • Remove the recoil spring by turning the starter over and loosen the hooks, with the help of a screwdriver. The • Remove any remnants of the old starter cord and check hooks hold the return spring assembly on the starter.
  • Page 26 MAINTENANCE Air filter The air filter only needs to be checked if the engine drops in power. • Loosen the screws. Remove the air filter cover. • Check the air filter and replace if necessary. Replacing the air filter NOTICE! The air filter must not be cleaned or blown clean with compressed air.
  • Page 27: Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA Technical data K 970, K 970 Motor Rescue Cylinder displacement, 5,7/93,6 Cylinder bore, inch/mm 2,2/56 Stroke, inch/mm 1,5/38 Idle speed, rpm 2700 Recommended max. speed, rpm 9300 (+/- 150) Power, kW/ rpm 4,8/9000 Ignition system Manufacturer of ignition system Type of ignition system Champion RCJ 6Y/ Spark plug...
  • Page 28: Federal Emission Control Warranty Statement

    The EPA (The US Environmental Protection Agency), charge to the owner at an approved Husqvarna Construction Environment Canada and Husqvarna Construction Products Products servicing dealer. If you have any questions...
  • Page 29 FEDERAL EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT 3 Airfilter and fuelfilter covered up to maintenance schedule. 4 Ignition System 1 Spark Plug, covered up to maintenance schedule 2 Ignition Module MAINTENANCE STATEMENT The owner is responsible for the performance of all required maintenance, as defined in the operator’s manual.
  • Page 32 WARNING! Cutting, especially when DRY cutting, generates dust that comes from the material being cut, which frequently contains silica. Silica is a basic component of sand, quartz, brick clay, granite and numerous other minerals and rocks. Exposure to excessive amount of such dust can cause: Respiratory disease (affecting your ability to breath), including chronic bronchitis,...

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