KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols Only use non-metallic, ﬂexible cutting WARNING! Clearing saws, brushcutters attachments, i.e. trimmer heads with and trimmers can be dangerous! Careless trimmer cord. or incorrect use can result in serious or fatal injury to the operator or others. It is extremely important that you read and understand the contents of the operator’s Noise emission to the environment...
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Dear Customer, Congratulations on your choice to buy a Husqvarna product! Husqvarna is based on a tradition that dates back to 1689, when the Swedish King Karl XI ordered the construction of a factory on the banks of the Husqvarna River, for production of muskets. The location was logical, since water power was harnessed from the Huskvarna River to create the water-powered plant.
WHAT IS WHAT? What is what on the clearing saw? 1 Blade 18 Locking nut 2 Grease ﬁller cap, bevel gear 19 Support ﬂange 3 Bevel gear 20 Support cup 4 Cutting attachment guard 21 Drive disc 5 Shaft 22 Trimmer head 6 Handlebar 23 Socket spanner 7 Throttle control...
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Important Personal protective equipment IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! The machine is only designed for trimming grass, grass A clearing saw, brushcutter or trimmer can be dangerous if clearing and/or forestry clearing. used incorrectly or carelessly, and can cause serious or fatal injury to the operator or others.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS CLOTHING Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle setting when the throttle lockout is released. Wear clothes made of a strong fabric and avoid loose clothing that can catch on twigs and branches. Always wear heavy, long pants.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Cutting attachment guard Quick release There is an easily accessible, quick release ﬁtted at the front as a safety precaution in case the engine catches ﬁre, or in any other situation that requires you to free yourself from the This guard is intended to prevent loose objects from being machine and harness.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS If the mufﬂer on your machine is ﬁtted with a spark arrestor with a shaft that is long enough to allow this. The arrow in the mesh this must be cleaned regularly. A blocked mesh will diagram shows the area where you should operate the socket cause the engine to overheat and may lead to serious spanner when loosening or tightening the nut.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Cutting equipment Sharpening grass cutters and grass blades Saw blades are intended for cutting ﬁbrous types of wood. • See the cutting attachment packaging for correct sharpening instructions. Sharpen blades and cutters Grass blades and grass cutters are intended for cutting using a single-cut ﬂat ﬁle.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • The ﬁling angle is 15°. File alternate teeth to the right and those in between to the left. If the blade has been heavily pitted by stones it may be necessary to dress the top edges of the teeth with a ﬂat ﬁle, in exceptional cases. If so, this should be done before ﬁling with a round ﬁle.
ASSEMBLY Fitting the handlebar (323R) Fitting the handlebar (325RX, 325RDX) • Remove the screw at the rear of the throttle handle. • Slide the throttle handle onto the right side of the • Remove the screw at the rear of the throttle handle.
ASSEMBLY Assembling the cutting equipment • Place the blade (D), support cup (E) and support ﬂange (F) on the output shaft. • Fit the nut (G). The nut must be tightened to a torque of WARNING! 35-50 Nm (3.5-5 kpm). Use the socket spanner in the tool kit.
ASSEMBLY Adjusting the harness and clearing Correct balance Let the cutting attachment rest lightly on the ground. If you use a saw blade it should balance about 10 cm above the ground to prevent contact with stones and the like. Adjust the WARNING! When using a clearing saw it position of the suspension ring to balance the clearing saw must always be hooked securely to the...
• The transport guard must always be ﬁtted to the cutting • For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA two- attachment when the machine is being transported or in stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for our air- storage.
FUEL HANDLING Mixing Fuelling • Always mix the petrol and oil in a clean container intended for fuel. • Always start by ﬁlling half the amount of the petrol to be used. Then add the entire amount of oil. Mix (shake) the fuel mixture.
STARTING AND STOPPING Check before starting Starting and stopping • Check the blade to ensure that no cracks have formed at the bottom of the teeth or by the centre hole. The most WARNING! The complete clutch cover and common reason why cracks are formed is that sharp shaft must be ﬁtted before the machine is corners have been formed at the bottom of the teeth while started, otherwise the clutch can come loose...
STARTING AND STOPPING Stopping 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. Stop the engine by switching off the ignition. CAUTION! Do not put any part of your body in marked area.
WORKING TECHNIQUES General working instructions 6 Keep a good balance and a ﬁrm foothold. 7 Always hold the machine with both hands. Hold the machine on the right side of your body. IMPORTANT! This section describes the basic safety precautions for working with clearing saws and trimmers.
WORKING TECHNIQUES • You should plan the strip so that you avoid going over WARNING! Sometimes branches or grass ditches or other obstacles on the ground. You should also get caught between the guard and cutting orient the strip to take advantage of wind conditions, so attachment.
WORKING TECHNIQUES • To fell a tree forwards, the bottom of the tree should be • With groups of hardwood stems, ﬁrst clear around the pulled backwards. Pull the blade backwards with a quick, group. Start by cutting the stems high up around the ﬁrm movement.
WORKING TECHNIQUES Grass trimming with a trimmer head Sweeping • The fan effect of the rotating cord can be used for quick and easy clearing up. Hold the cord parallel to and above the area to be swept and move the tool to and fro. Trimming •...
Basic setting • The basic carburettor settings are adjusted during testing Your Husqvarna product has been designed and at the factory. The basic setting is richer than the optimal manufactured to speciﬁcations that reduce harmful setting and should be maintained for the ﬁrst few hours the emissions.
MAINTENANCE Fine adjustment of the idle speed T Correctly adjusted carburettor Adjust the idle speed using the idle adjustment screw T, if it is When the carburettor is correctly adjusted the machine will necessary to readjust. First turn the idle adjustment screw T accelerate without hesitation and burble a little at maximum clockwise until the cutting attachment starts to rotate.
However, before using the machine you should check that the bevel gear is ﬁlled three-quarters full with grease. Use HUSQVARNA special grease. CAUTION! Never use a machine with a defective mufﬂer. The grease in the bevel gear does not normally need to be WARNING! Mufﬂers ﬁtted with catalytic...
ﬁlter. Oiling the air ﬁlter Always use HUSQVARNA ﬁlter oil, art. no. 531 00 92-48. The ﬁlter oil contains a solvent to make it spread evenly through CAUTION! Always use the recommended spark plug type! the ﬁlter. You should therefore avoid skin contact.
MAINTENANCE 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 maintenance and service work described in this Operator’s Manual. More extensive work must be carried out by an authorised service workshop.
(Applies to Europe only) We, Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46-36-146500, declare that the clearing saws Husqvarna 323R, 325RX and 325RDX with serial numbers dating from 2002 onwards (the year is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the serial number), comply with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVE:...
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