WARNING! The inside of the mufﬂer
contain chemicals that may be
carcinogenic. Avoid contact with these
elements in the event of a damaged
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.
Always ensure the trimmer cord is wound tightly and
evenly around the drum, otherwise the machine will
generate harmful vibration.
Only use the recommended trimmer heads and
trimmer cords. These have been tested by the
manufacturer to suit a particular engine size. This is
especially important when a fully automatic trimmer
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
head is used. Only use the recommended cutting
attachment. See the chapter on Technical data.
Smaller machines generally require small trimmer
heads and vice versa. This is because when clearing
using a cord the engine must throw out the cord
radially from the trimmer head and overcome the
resistance of the grass being cleared.
The length of the cord is also important. A longer cord
requires greater engine power than a shorter cord of
the same diameter.
Make sure that the cutter on the trimmer guard is
intact. This is used to cut the cord to the correct length.
To increase the life of the cord it can be soaked in
water for a couple of days. This will make the line
tougher so that it lasts longer.