Gloves should be worn when necessary, e.g., when ﬁtting
Wear boots with steel toe-caps and non-slip sole.
Wear clothes made of a strong fabric and avoid loose
clothing that can catch on twigs and branches. Always
wear heavy, long pants. Do not wear jewellery, shorts
sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair so it is above shoulder
FIRST AID KIT
Always have a ﬁrst aid kit nearby.
Machine's safety equipment
This section describes the machine's safety equipment,
its purpose, and how checks and maintenance should be
carried out to ensure that it operates correctly. See the
"What is what?" section to locate where this equipment is
positioned on your machine.
IMPORTANT! All servicing and repair work on the
machine requires special training. This is especially true
of the machine's safety equipment. If your machine fails
any of the checks described below you must contact
your service agent. When you buy any of our products
we guarantee the availability of professional repairs and
service. If the retailer who sells your machine is not a
servicing dealer, ask him for the address of your nearest
WARNING! Never use a machine with
faulty safety equipment. The machine's
safety equipment must be checked and
maintained as described in this section.
If your machine fails any of these checks
contact your service agent to get it
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Throttle trigger lockout
The throttle lockout is designed to prevent accidental
operation of the throttle control. When you press the lock
(A) (i.e. when you grasp the handle) it releases the throttle
control (B). When you release the handle the throttle
control and the throttle lockout both move back to their
original positions. This movement is controlled by two
independent return springs. This arrangement means that
the throttle control is automatically locked at the idle
Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle setting
when the throttle lockout is released.
Press the throttle lockout and make sure it returns to its
original position when you release it.
Check that the throttle trigger and throttle lockout move
freely and that the return springs work properly.
See instructions under the heading Start. Start the
machine and apply full throttle. Release the throttle and
check that the cutting attachment stops and remains at a
standstill. If the cutting attachment rotates with the throttle
in the idle position then the carburettor idle setting must