Warnings And Safety Instructions - Hitachi CG 23EC (SL) Handling Instructions Manual

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Vibration level by ISO 22867
hv, eq(R)
Rear or Right handle / Equivalent*
Before using your machine
• Read the manual carefully.
• Check that the cutting equipment is correctly assembled and adjusted.
• Start the unit and check the carburetor adjustment. See "MAINTENANCE".
NOTE: Equivalent noise level / vibration level are calculated as the time-weighted energy total for noise / vibration levels
under various working conditions with the following time distribution:
* 1/2 Idle, 1/2 racing.
WHAT IS WHAT? (Fig. 1)
Since this manual covers several models, there may be
some diff erence between pictures and your unit. Use the
instructions that apply to your unit.
A: Fuel cap
B: Throttle trigger
C: Starter handle
D: Cutting attachment guard
E: Guard extension
F: Cutting attachment
G: Drive shaft tube
H: Handle
J: Ignition switch
K: Spark plug
L: Priming pump
M: Harness
N: Throttle trigger lockout
O: Choke lever
P: Engine
Q: Gear case
R: Cutter case
S: Combi box spanner
T: Handling instructions
U: Goggles
V: Hex bar wrench
W: Top cover
Pay special attention to statements preceded by the
following words:
Indicates a strong possibility of severe personal injury or
loss of life, if instructions are not followed.
Indicates a possibility of personal injury or equipment
damage, if instructions are not followed.
Helpful information for correct function and use.
Operator safety
○ Wear head protection (1). (Fig. 2)
○ Always wear a safety face shield or goggles (2). (Fig. 2)
○ Wear approved hearing protection (3). (Fig. 2)
Long-term exposure to noise can result in permanent
hearing impairment.
Pay attention to your surroundings. Be aware of any
bystanders who may be signaling a problem.
Remove safety equipment immediately upon shutting off
○ Always wear heavy, long-sleeved shirts (4) and long
pants (5) and non-slip boots (6) and gloves (7). (Fig. 2)
Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry, short pants, sandals
or go barefoot.
Secure hair so it is above shoulder length.
○ Do not operate this tool when you are tired, ill or under
the infl uence of alcohol, drugs or medication.
○ Do not operate the tool at night or under bad weather
conditions when visibility is poor. And do not operate the
tool when it is raining or right after it has been raining.
Working on slippery ground could lead to an accident if
you lose your balance.
○ Never let a child or inexperienced person operate the
○ Do not start the engine if there are any fl ammables such
as dry leaves, waste paper or fuel in the vicinity.
○ Never start or run the engine inside a closed room or
building. Breathing exhaust fumes can kill.
○ Keep handles free of oil and fuel.
○ Keep hands away from cutting equipment.
○ Do not grab or hold the unit by the cutting equipment.
○ Gloves should be worn when installing or removing the
cutting attachment. Failure to do so may result in injury.
○ When the unit is shut off , make sure the cutting
attachment has stopped before the unit is set down.
○ When operation is prolonged, take a break periodically
so that you may avoid possible Hand-Arm Vibration
Syndrome (HAVS) which is caused by vibration.
○ Always operate the tool with proper protective equipment
and clothing. Failure to do so may result in accidents
such as burns or injuries. (Fig. 2)
○ Do not touch the spark plug area or high voltage during
operation. Doing so may result in electric shock.
○ Do not allow children near the tool during operation.
○ Do not touch the engine, top cover or exhaust vent
during or shortly after operation. Doing so may result in
burn or injury.
○ Antivibration systems do not guarantee that you will
not sustain Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome or carpal
tunnel syndrome. Therefore, continual and regular users
should monitor closely the condition of their hands and
fi ngers. If any of the above symptoms appear, seek
medical advice immediately.
○ If you are using any medical electric/electronic devices
such as a pacemaker, consult your physician as well as
the device manufacturer prior to operating any power
Unit/machine safety
○ Inspect the entire unit/machine before each use.
Replace damaged parts. Check for fuel leaks and make
sure all fasteners are in place and securely tightened.
○ Replace parts that are cracked, chipped or damaged in
any way before using the unit/machine. Faulty parts may
increase the risk of accidents and may lead to an injury.
○ Make sure the cutting attachment guard and harness are
properly attached. Do not operate if cutting attachment
guard and harness is not properly attached.

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