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Husqvarna S427 Operator's Manual

Husqvarna S427 Operator's Manual


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S427 / Log Splitter
967 33 42-01 / 27 Ton
Please read the operator manual carefully and make sure
you understand the instructions before using the machine.
Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) is acceptable
for use in this machine. The use of any gasoline
exceeding 10% ethanol (E10) will void the product warranty.



Summary of Contents for Husqvarna S427

  • Page 1 Operator Manual S427 / Log Splitter 967 33 42-01 / 27 Ton Please read the operator manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. Gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10) is acceptable for use in this machine. The use of any gasoline...
  • Page 2 Husqvarna Always replace missing or damaged safety dealer for assistance. decals. Replacement decals can be found in To locate the nearest Husqvarna dealer, go to the parts manual for the machine and ordered from your dealer.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Keep a proof of purchase if you do not register the unit. Service When ordering spare parts, please specify the purchase year, model, type, and serial number. Always use genuine Husqvarna spare parts. - 3 -...
  • Page 4: Symbols And Decals

    SYMBOLS AND DECALS These symbols are found on the machine and in the operator manual. Study them carefully so that you know what they mean. IMPORTANT Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx WARNING! Xxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx. xx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx.
  • Page 5: Safety

    Never place hands or body To prevent serious injury part between a log and any or death from escaping part of the log splitter. hydraulic fluid, ALWAYS keep body and hands away from Hold logs on sides when pin holes or nozzles that loading.
  • Page 6 • The machine owner should instruct all • On ram-type log splitters on which the logs operators in safe log splitter operation. are not cut square, the longest portion of the log should be rotated down and the • Always operate the log splitter with all most square end placed against the ram.
  • Page 7 • On logs that are not square, place the • Extinguish all cigarettes, cigars, pipes, longest portion of the log closest to the and other sources of ignition. beam and the most square end against • ALWAYS allow engine to cool before the splitter wedge.
  • Page 8 • Maintain or replace safety and instruction • Stop and inspect equipment if there is an labels, as necessary. unusual vibration. Repair, if necessary, before restarting. Never make adjustments • Clear debris from movable parts, but only or repairs without first disconnecting the when the power source is shut off.
  • Page 9: Controls

    CONTROLS 1. Draw Bar 10. Log Cradle 19. Beam Assembly Lock 2. Front Stand 11. End Plate/Grip 20. Hydraulic Oil Filter 3. Hitch Coupler 2" 12. Fuel Tank and Cap 21. Muffler 4. Hydraulic Cylinder 13. Safety Chains 22. Hydr Dipstick Breather 5.
  • Page 10: Operation

    OPERATION Fuel Shut-off Valve WARNING! To avoid injury, read IMPORTANT The fuel shut-off valve and understand the entire Safety section MUST be in the closed position before before proceeding. transporting the unit. The valve is OFF when the handle tab is turned perpendicular to the fuel line.
  • Page 11 Control Lever Stripper Plates The control lever is used to move the splitting The stripper plates are designed to remove a wedge in or out when operating in the log that has partially split but remains stuck on horizontal position or up and down when the wedge.
  • Page 12 Rear Stabilizer Beam Assembly Lock Rear stabilizer must be positioned down and locked in place when operating in the horizontal position. Remove hair pin from upper lock pin and slide lock pin out of brackets. Rotate rear stabilizer down until holes in stabilizer align with holes in brackets.
  • Page 13 Front Stand Filling Fuel Tank The front stand must be locked in the down Clean fuel cap and surrounding area position whenever the unit is in use and up in to prevent dust, dirt, and debris from the transport position when moving or towing entering fuel tank.
  • Page 14 Fuel Stabilizer Tire Pressure Gasoline left in the fuel system for extended See Specifications for tire pressure. periods without a stabilizer will deteriorate, resulting in gum deposits in the system. These CAUTION! Avoid injury! Explosive deposits can damage the carburetor and the separation of tire and rim parts is possible fuel hoses, filter and tank.
  • Page 15 Transport Work Site Set up log splitter in an area that provides: • a dry level surface. WARNING! Unit can cause serious injury if it rolls out of control or tips over. • good footing that is free of debris or other Chock wheels when unit is not attached to tripping hazards.
  • Page 16 For Best Performance Working only in the Operator Zone (see Operator Zone in Safety section) • Make sure that logs to be split are cut as square as possible. Fully retract cylinder. • Split dry, cured logs. Wet or recently cut Place log on beam: logs will be more difficult to split.
  • Page 17: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE IMPORTANT Proper maintenance can WARNING! To avoid injury, read prolong the life of unit. The following chart and understand the entire Safety section shows the recommended service schedule. before proceeding. Interval Task Action Each Use Clean unit Clean engine and hydraulic tank of all dirt and debris.
  • Page 18 Hydraulic Oil System Hydraulic Oil WARNING! HYDRAULIC FLUID Reservoir can result in severe burns. Fluid in Cap/Breather hydraulic system can penetrate skin and result in serious injury or death. Be sure to stop the engine and relieve hydraulic pressure before doing any work on hydraulic parts.
  • Page 19 Changing Hydraulic Oil and Filter Hydraulic System Purge With the engine running, extend the NOTE: Change the hydraulic oil and oil filter hydraulic cylinder out fully and then every season or 100 hours. retract fully. Clean area around hydraulic supply Repeat four to five times.
  • Page 20: Storage

    STORAGE Short Term Storage NEVER spray unit with high pressure water or To treat the fuel system for storage: store unit outdoors. Add fuel stabilizer according to Inspect unit for visible signs of wear, breakage manufacturer’s instructions. or damage. Run engine for at least ten minutes after Keep all nuts, bolts and screws properly adding stabilizer to allow it to reach the tightened and know unit is in safe working...
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    Connect spark plug Faulty spark plug Replace spark plug Choke lever in wrong position Adjust choke lever position Faulty engine See your Husqvarna dealer Engine overheats Debris accumulated on Clean debris from engine engine and cooling fins and cooling fins...
  • Page 22: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Engine Kohler XT775 Displacement 173 cc Max RPM 3600±100 Gross Torque 7.75 Oil Capacity 1.3 pt / .6 ltrs or Refer to Engine Manual Fuel Tank Capacity 1.2 qt / 1.1 ltrs Fuel Octane Rating Refer to Engine Manual Hydraulic System Capacity 4.5 gal / 17 ltrs Splitting Force...
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