General Safety Instructions - Husqvarna 323P4 Operator's Manual

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General safety instructions

The machine is only designed for tree pruning.
The only accessories to be used with the engine
unit as a drive source are the cutting units we
recommend in the chapter "Technical data" .
Never use the machine if you are tired, if you
have consumed alcohol, or if you are taking
medicines that can affect your sight, your judgement
or the control of your body.
Use personal protective equipment. See the
section "Personal protective equipment".
Never use a machine that has been modified so
that it no longer corresponds with the original
Never use a machine that is faulty. Follow the
maintenance, control and service instructions in this
Operator's Manual. Some maintenance and service
actions should be carried out by trained and
qualified specialists. See the chapter "Maintenance" .
All covers and guards must be fitted before
starting the machine. Check that the spark plug
cap and HT lead are not damaged, otherwise you
could get an electric shock.
The machine operator shall ensure, while
working, that no persons or animals come closer
than 15 metres (50 feet). When several operators are
working in the same area the safety distance should
be at least double tree length, however, at least 15
metres (50 feet).
Faulty cutting equipment increases the risk
of accidents.
When the engine is started with the choke
in either the choke or start throttle
positions, the cutting equipment starts to
move immediately.
• The complete clutch cover with shaft must be fitted before
the machine is started, otherwise the clutch can become
loose and cause personal injury.
• Never start the machine indoors. Bear in mind the dangers
of inhaling the engine's exhaust fumes.
• Observe your surroundings and make sure that there is no
risk of people or animals coming into contact with the
cutting equipment.
• Place the machine on the
ground, ensure the cutting
equipment runs free of
twigs and stones. Push the
machine body towards the
ground using your left
hand. (NOTE! Not with your foot). Grip the starter handle
with your right hand and pull the starter cord.
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Fuel safety
• Always use a fuel container
with an anti-spill valve.
• Never fill the machine
while the engine is
running. Always stop the
engine and let it cool for a
few minutes before
• Provide good ventilation
when filling or mixing fuel
(petrol and 2-stroke oil).
• Move the machine at least
3 m from the filling
position before starting.
• Never start the machine:
a) If you have spilt fuel on it.
Wipe up all spillage.
b)If you have spilt fuel on
yourself or your clothes.
Change your clothes.
c) If there is a fuel leak.
Make regular checks for
leakage from the fuel cap
and the fuel supply pipes.
Transport and storage
• Store and transport the machine and fuel so that any leakage
or fumes do not risk coming into contact with sparks or
naked flames. For example, electric machines, electric
motors, electrical switches/power switches, heaters or the
• When storing and transporting fuel approved containers
intended for this purpose must be used.
• When storing the machine for long periods the fuel tank
must be emptied. Contact your local petrol station to find
out how to dispose of excess fuel.
Exercise great care when handling fuel and
chain oil. Bear in mind the risk of fire,
explosions and inhaling fumes.
• If the machine is to be transported on a vehicle, it must be
secured to avoid damage or fuel leakage. You should also
make sure that the machine cannot injure any person or
animal during transport. Observe relevant traffic regulations.
• The transport guard must be fitted during transport and
Min. 3 m
(10 ft)


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