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Grass Trimmer
Operator's Manual
MODEL
READ RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ECHO PROVIDES AN
OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND A SAFETY MANUAL. BOTH MUST BE READ AND UNDERSTOOD FOR
X7712274201
GT-200R
WARNING
PROPER AND SAFE OPERATION.
DANGER
X771000401
10/05

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   Summary of Contents for ECHO GT-200R - 10-05

  • Page 1 Grass Trimmer Operator's Manual MODEL GT-200R WARNING DANGER READ RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION AND INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ECHO PROVIDES AN OPERATOR'S MANUAL AND A SAFETY MANUAL. BOTH MUST BE READ AND UNDERSTOOD FOR PROPER AND SAFE OPERATION. X7712274201 X771000401 10/05...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    NTRODUCTION Welcome to the ECHO family. This ECHO product was designed and manufactured to provide long life and on-the- job-dependability. Read and understand this manual and the SAFETY MANUAL you found in the same package. You will find both easy to use and full of helpful operations tips and SAFETY messages.
  • Page 3: Safety

    RASS RIMMER PERATOR ANUAL AFETY MANUAL SAFETY SYMBOLS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION Throughout this manual and on the product itself, you will find safety alerts and helpful informational messages preceded by symbols or key words. The following is an explanation of those symbols and key words and what they mean to you.
  • Page 4 Wear no-slip, heavy-duty work gloves to improve your grip on the handles. Gloves also reduce the transmission of machine vibration to your hands. Hearing Protection ECHO recommends wearing hearing protection whenever unit is used. Proper Clothing Wear snug fitting, durable clothing;...
  • Page 5 RASS RIMMER PERATOR ANUAL Repetitive Stress Injuries -- It is believed that overusing the muscles and tendons of the fingers, hands, arms, and shoulders may cause soreness, swelling, numbness, weakness, and extreme pain in those areas. Certain repetitive hand activities may put you at a high risk for developing a Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI).
  • Page 6: Equipment

    Use only ECHO approved attachments. Serious injury may result from the use of a non approved attachment combination. ECHO, INC. will not be responsible for the failure of cutting devices, attachments or accessories which have not been tested and approved by ECHO. Read and comply with all safety instructions listed in this manual and safety manual.
  • Page 7: Description

    Locate these safety decals on your unit. Make sure the decals are legible and that you understand and follow the instructions on them. If a decal cannot be read, a new one can be ordered from your ECHO dealer. See PARTS ORDER- ING instructions for specific information.
  • Page 8 POWER HEAD - Factory Assembled to the Driveshaft assembly. Includes the Engine, Clutch, Fuel System, Ignition System and Recoil Starter. GRIP - Rear (right hand) handle. FRONT HANDLE - The Front (loop) handle is factory assembled to the Drive Shaft assembly but must be re- positioned for proper cutting attitude and operator comfort.
  • Page 9: Contents

    After opening the carton, check for damage. Immediately notify your retailer or ECHO Dealer of damaged or missing parts. Use the contents list to check for missing parts.
  • Page 10: Assembly

    SSEMBLY Tools Required: Locking Tools (2), Wrench 17 x 14.5 (9/16 in.) Parts Required: Rapid Loader Head, Large washer, Small washer, 3/8-24 Locknut, (2) Pre-cut Nylon Line 8 in. x .080 in., Plastic Shield Assembly WARNING DANGER Cut-off knife on debris shield has sharp edges. Avoid contact when installing or removing line head.
  • Page 11: Nylon Line Installation

    RASS RIMMER PERATOR ANUAL NYLON LINE INSTALLATION 1. Shut engine off. Lay unit on the ground with head assembly up. 2. Remove old nylon line through center recess of head. 3. Thread new lines through outside holes (A) in housing until ends meet in center of recess.
  • Page 12: Operation

    Emission Defect Warranty Explanation.) IMPORTANT Echo premium Power Blend Universal 2-Stroke Oil may be mixed at 50:1 ratio for application in all Echo engines sold in the past regardless of ratio specified in those manuals. IMPORTANT Spilled fuel is a leading cause of Handling Fuel hydrocarbon emissions.
  • Page 13: Starting Cold Engine

    RASS RIMMER PERATOR ANUAL STARTING COLD ENGINE WARNING DANGER The attachment will operate immediately when the engine starts and could result in loss of control and possible serious injury. Keep movable parts of the attachment off the ground and away from objects that could become entangled or thrown.
  • Page 14: Starting Warm Engine

    The attachment should not move at idle, otherwise serious personal injury may result. NOTE If attachment moves, readjust carburetor according to “Carburetor Adjustment” instructions in this manual or see your ECHO Dealer. 1. Stop Switch Move stop switch (A) away from the STOP position 2. Primer Pump primer bulb (C) until fuel will be visible and flows freely in the clear fuel tank return line.
  • Page 15: Maintenance

    ECHO Service Dealer for maintenance. To help you decide whether you want to DO-IT-YOURSELF or have the ECHO Dealer do it, each maintenance task has been graded. If the task is not listed see your Echo dealer for repairs.
  • Page 16: Air Filter

    AIR FILTER Level 1. Tools required: 25 or 50 mm (1 or 2 in.) Cleaning brush Parts required: 90008 REPOWER AIR & FUEL FILTER KIT. Close choke (Cold Start Position [ ]). This prevents dirt from entering the carburetor throat when the air filter is removed. Brush accumulated dirt from the air cleaner area.
  • Page 17: Spark Plug

    RASS RIMMER PERATOR ANUAL SPARK PLUG Level 2. Tools Required: Locking tool, wrench, feeler gauge, soft wire brush. Parts Required: REPOWER Tune-Up Kit P/N 90074C IMPORTANT Use only NGK BPM-8Y spark plug (BPMR-8Y in Canada) other- wise severe engine damage may occur. Remove spark plug and check for fouling, worn and rounded center electrode.
  • Page 18: Exhaust System

    NOTE The spark plug lead and grommet remain in the engine cover. IMPORTANT DO NOT use a metal scraper to remove dirt from the cylinder fins. Use the brush to remove dirt from the cylinder fins. Remove grass and leaves from the grid between the recoil starter and fuel tank.
  • Page 19: Carburetor Adjustment

    The cylinder exhaust port must be inspected and cleaned of excess carbon every 3 months or 90 hours of operation in order to maintain this engine within the emissions durability period. ECHO strongly recommends that you return your unit to your ECHO dealer for this important maintenance service. CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT...
  • Page 20: Lubrication

    LUBRICATION Level 1. Tools Required: 8mm Open end wrench, screwdriver, clean rag. Parts Required: ECHO LUBE 8 oz. (P/N 91014) or Lithium Base ® Grease. Remove plastic shield. Loosen bearing housing locating screw (A), at the top of the housing, loosen mounting screw (B) and remove gear case from drive housing.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    RASS RIMMER PERATOR ANUAL ROUBLESHOOTING i a r i l l r e l i l y i l y r e l f f u r e l h t i r u t r / n t l i f s t r r e l t ' n...
  • Page 22: Storage

    TORAGE Long Term Storage (over 30 days) WARNING DANGER During operation the muffler or catalytic muffler and surrounding cover become hot. Always keep exhaust area clear of flammable debris during transportation or when storing, otherwise serious property damage or personal injury may result.
  • Page 23: Specifications

    RASS RIMMER PERATOR ANUAL PECIFICATIONS MODEL ------------------------------------------ GT-200R Length -------------------------------------------- 1400 mm (55.1 in.) Width --------------------------------------------- 310 mm (12.2 in.) Height -------------------------------------------- 385 mm (15.2 in.) Weight (dry) w/Cutter Head ------------------- 4.1 kg (9.04 lb.) Engine Type ------------------------------------- Air cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder gasoline engine Bore ----------------------------------------------- 32.2 mm (1.27 in.) Stroke --------------------------------------------- 26.0 mm (1.02 in.) Displacement ------------------------------------ 21.2 cc (1.29 cu.
  • Page 24: Servicing Information

    • Purchasing from your Echo Dealer. • Manuals are available by sending a written request stating the model number and serial number of your Echo unit, part number of the manual, your name and address, and mail to the address below.

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