In countries that have a warm and dry climate there is a
signiﬁcant risk of ﬁre. We therefore ﬁt certain mufﬂers with
a spark arrestor screen. Check whether the mufﬂer on
your machine is ﬁtted with this kind of screen.
For mufﬂers it is very important that you follow the
instructions on checking, maintaining and servicing your
Never use a machine that has a faulty mufﬂer.
Regularly check that the mufﬂer is securely attached to
If the mufﬂer on your machine is ﬁtted with a spark
arrestor screen this must be cleaned regularly. A blocked
screen will cause the engine to overheat and may lead to
WARNING! Mufﬂers ﬁtted with catalytic
converters get very hot during use and
remain so for some time after stopping.
This also applies at idle speed. Contact
can result in burns to the skin.
Remember the risk of ﬁre!
WARNING! The inside of the mufﬂer
contain chemicals that may be
carcinogenic. Avoid contact with these
elements in the event of a damaged
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING! Bear in mind that:
The exhaust fumes from the engine are
hot and may contain sparks which can
start a ﬁre. Never start the machine
indoors or near combustible material!
This section describes how to choose and maintain your
cutting equipment in order to:
Reduce the risk of blade thrust.
Obtain maximum cutting performance.
Extend the life of cutting equipment.
Only use cutting attachments with the guards we
recommend! See the chapter on Technical data.
Refer to the instructions for the cutting attachment to
check the correct way to load the cord and the correct
WARNING! Always stop the engine
before doing any work on the cutting
attachment. This continues to rotate even
after the throttle has been released.
Ensure that the cutting attachment has
stopped completely and disconnect the
HT lead from the spark plug before you
start to work on it.
WARNING! A faulty cutting attachment
may increase the risk of accidents.