General working instructions
This section describes the basic safety precautions for
working with brush cutters and trimmers.
If you encounter a situation where you are uncertain
how to proceed you should ask an expert. Contact your
dealer or your service workshop.
Avoid all usage which you consider to be beyond your
You must understand the difference between forestry
clearing, grass clearing and grass trimming before use.
Basic safety rules
Look around you:
To ensure that people, animals or other things cannot
affect your control of the machine.
To ensure that people, animals, etc., do not come into
contact with the cutting attachment or loose objects
that are thrown out by the cutting attachment.
CAUTION! Do not use the machine unless you are
able to call for help in the event of an accident.
Inspect the working area. Remove all loose objects,
such as stones, broken glass, nails, steel wire, string,
etc. that could be thrown out or become wrapped
around the cutting attachment.
Do not use the machine in bad weather, such as
dense fog, heavy rain, strong wind, intense cold, etc.
Working in bad weather is tiring and often brings
added risks, such as icy ground, unpredictable felling
Make sure you can move and stand safely. Check the
area around you for possible obstacles (roots, rocks,
branches, ditches, etc.) in case you have to move
suddenly. Take great care when working on sloping
Keep a good balance and a ﬁrm foothold. Do not
overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all
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Always hold the machine with both hands. Hold the
machine on the right side of your body.
When using a trimmer it must always be hooked
securely to the harness. Otherwise you will be unable
to control the trimmer safetly and this can result in
injury yourself or others. never use a harness with a
defective quick release.
Keep the cutting attachment below waist level.
Switch off the engine before moving to another area.
Fit the transport guard before carrying or transporting
the equipment any distance.
10 Never put the machine down with the engine running
unless you have it in clear sight.
WARNING! Neither the operator of the
machine nor anyone else may attempt to
remove the cut material while the engine
is running or the cutting equipment is
rotating, as this can result in serious
Stop the engine and cutting equipment
before you remove material that has
wound around the blade shaft as
otherwise there is a risk of injury. The
bevel gear can get hot during use and
may remain so for a while afterwards. You
could get burnt if you touch it.