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Grass Trimmer
Operator's Manual
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


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   Summary of Contents for ECHO GT-200R - 10-07

  • Page 1 Grass Trimmer Operator's Manual MODEL GT-200R WARNING 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. X772000080 X7722270800 10/07...
  • 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 pre- ceded by symbols or key words. The following is an explanation of those symbols and key words and what they mean to DANGER CIRCLE AND SLASH SYMBOL This symbol means the specific action...
  • Page 4: Personal Condition And Safety Equipment

    Hearing Protection ECHO recommends wearing hearing protection whenever unit is used. Vibration and Cold -- It is believed that a condition called Raynaud’s Phenomenon, which affects the fingers of certain individuals, may be brought about by exposure to vibration and cold.
  • 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: Emission Control

    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: Plastic Shield Installation

    PLASTIC SHIELD INSTALLATION 1. Remove wing nut (A), washer (B), and bolt (C). 2. Snap the shield over the bearing housing. 3. Install bolt (C), washer (B), and wing nut (A). NYLON LINE HEAD INSTALLATION 1. Remove plastic threaded shaft sleeve from threaded PTO shaft. 2.
  • Page 11: Front (loop) Handle

    FUEL WARNING Alternative fuels, such as E-20 (20% ethanol), E-85 (85% ethanol) or any fuels not meeting ECHO requirements are NOT approved for use in ECHO 2-stroke gasoline engines. Use of alternative fuels may cause performance prob- lems, loss of power, overheating, fuel vapor lock, and unintended machine operation, including, but not limited to, improper clutch engagement.
  • Page 12: Handling Fuel

    Echo brand premium Power Blend X Universal 2-Stroke Oil meets these standards. Engine problems due to inadequate lubrication caused by failure to use an ISO-L-EGD (ISO/CD 13738) and J.A.S.O. FC/FD certified oil, such as Echo premium Power Blend X , will void the two-stroke engine warranty. (Emission related parts only are covered for two years, regardless of two-stroke oil used, per the statement listed in the Emission Defect Warranty Explanation.)
  • Page 13: Starting Cold Engine

    RASS RIMMER PERATOR ANUAL STARTING COLD ENGINE WARNING 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. Purge Bulb Pump purge 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 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 90074 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

    1,000 feet above mean sea level (MSL). To maintain proper engine operation above 1,000 feet MSL the carburetor must be adjusted by an authorized ECHO service dealer. IMPORTANT If the engine is adjusted for operation above 1,000 feet MSL, the carburetor must be re-adjusted when operating the engine below 1,000 feet MSL, otherwise severe engine damage can result.
  • Page 20: Lubrication

    When carburetor adjustment is completed, the cutting attachment should not turn at idle, otherwise serious personal injury may result. 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.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    RASS RIMMER PERATOR ANUAL ROUBLESHOOTING r o t i a r i l l r o t r o t r e l i l y r o t r e l f f u r e l h t i r u t i l y r / n...
  • Page 22: Storage

    TORAGE Long Term Storage (over 30 days) WARNING 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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