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Troy-Bilt TB525CS Operator's Manual

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Operator's Manual
4-Cycle Gasoline Trimmer
TB575SS &
TB525CS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For service call 1-800-520-5520
to obtain a list of authorized
service dealers near you. For more details about your unit, visit
our website at www.troybilt.com.
DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT TO THE RETAILER.
PROOF OF
PURCHASE WILL BE REQUIRED
FOR WARRANTY
SERVICE.
THIS
PRODUCT
IS COVERED
BY ONE OR MORE
U.S.
PATENTS. OTHER PATENTS PENDING.
Service on this unit both within and after the warranty period
should
be performed
only by an authorized
and approved
service dealer.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Service Information ..............................
1
Rules for Safe Operation
..........................
2
Know Your Unit .................................
3
Assembly Instructions
............................
3
Oil and Fuel Information ...........................
4
Starting/Stopping
Instructions
......................
5
Operating Instructions
............................
6
Maintenance and Repair Instructions
................
8
Cleaning and Storage
...........................
13
Troubleshooting
Chart ...........................
14
Specifications
.................................
15
Warranty Information
............................
17
Parts List ....................................
E18
WARNING:
When using the unit, you must follow
the safety rules. Please read these instructions
before operating the unit in order to ensure the
safety of the operator and any bystanders. Please
keep these instructions for later use.
SPARK ARRESTOR NOTE
NOTE: For users on U.S. Forest Land and in the states of
California,
Maine, Oregon and Washington.
All U.S. Forest
Land and the state of California (Public Resources Codes 4442
and 4443), Oregon and Washington
require, by law that certain
internal combustion
engines operated
on forest brush and/or
grass-covered
areas be equipped
with
a spark
arrestor,
maintained
in effective
working
order,
or the engine
be
constructed,
equipped
and maintained
for the prevention
of
fire. Check with your state or local authorities for regulations
pertaining
to these
requirements.
Failure
to follow
these
requirements could subject you to liability or a fine. This unit is
factory
equipped
with a spark
arrestor.
If it requires
replacement,
ask your LOCAL SERVICE DEALER to install the
Accessory Part #753-05297 Spark Arrestor Kit.
CALIFORNIA
PROPOSITION
65 WARNING
THE ENGINE EXHAUST FROM THIS PRODUCT
CONTAINS
CHEMICALS
KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
TO
CAUSE CANCER, BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER
REPRODUCTIVEHARM.
All information,
illustrations,
and specifications
in this manual
are based on the latest product
information
available
at the
time of printing. We reserve the right to make changes at any
time without notice.
Copyright@ 2005 MTD SOUTHWEST INC, All Rights Reserved.
P/N 769-01920
(11/05)

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  • Page 1 ® _iiN Operator's Manual 4-Cycle Gasoline Trimmer TB575SS & TB525CS SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS For service call 1-800-520-5520 to obtain a list of authorized service dealers near you. For more details about your unit, visit our website at www.troybilt.com. DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT TO THE RETAILER. PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY...
  • Page 2: Safety Instructions

    • IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ° READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING shield. • Read the instructions carefully. Be familiar with the controls • This unit has a clutch. The cutting attachment remains and proper use of the unit. stationary when the engine is idling. If it does not, have the unit adjusted by an authorized service technician.
  • Page 3 SAFETY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product. Read the operator's manual for complete safety, assembly, operating and maintenance and repair information. SYMBOL MEANING SYMBOL MEANING 'SAFETy ALERT SyMBO •...
  • Page 4: Oil And Fuel Information

    RECOMMENDED FUEL TYPE WARNING: To avoid serious personal injury, the Old fuel is the primary reason for improper unit performance. cutting attachment shield MUST be in place at all Be sure to use fresh, clean, unleaded gasoline. times while operating the unit as a trimmer. NOTE: This is a four cycle engine.
  • Page 5: Starting And Stopping

    Stop/Off Start/On ventilated outdoor area. Carbon monoxide exhaust WARNING: Operate this unit only in a well- fumes can be lethal in a confined area. WARNING: Avoid accidental starting. Make sure you are in the starting position when pulling the starter rope (Fig. 8). To avoid serious injuw, the operator and unit must be in a stable position while starting.
  • Page 6: Operating

    OPERATING THE EZ-LINK SYSTEM While firmly holding the add-on, push it straight into the EZ-Link coupler (Fig. 10). The EZ-Link system enables the use of these optional Add- Ons: NOTE: Aligning the release button with the guide recess will Cultivator ........
  • Page 7: Holding The Trimmer

    HOLDING THE TRIMMER Some line breakage will occur from: • Entanglement with foreign matter WARNING: Always wear eye, hearing, foot and • Normal line fatigue body protection to reduce the risk of injury when • Attempting to cut thick, stalky weeds operating this unit.
  • Page 8: Maintenance Schedule

    NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission WARNING: To prevent serious injury, never control devices and system may be performed by any perform maintenance or repairs with unit running. non-road engine repair establishment, individual or Always service and repair a cool unit. Disconnect the authorized service dealer.
  • Page 9: Installing Pre-Wound Reel

    If winding the line becomes NOTE: The inner reel must be totally Inner Reel difficult or if the line jams, dry before reinstalling it into pull the ends of the line from the outer spool. Do not lubricate the inner reel or the spool (Fig.
  • Page 10: Changing Oil

    Air Filter Cover CHANGING THE OIL For a new engine, change the oil after the first 10 hours of operation. Change the oil while the engine is still warm. The oil will flow freely and carry away more impurities. Unplug spark plug boot to prevent accidental starting. WARNING: Wear gloves to prevent injury when handling unit.
  • Page 11: Rocker Arm Clearance

    Air Filter Cover Checking the fuel, cleaning the air filter, and adjusting the idle speed should solve most engine problems. If not and all of the following are true: • the engine will not idle • the engine hesitates or stalls on acceleration •...
  • Page 12: Replacing Spark Plug

    closed Adjusting Nut Ifthese statements arenottrue, r epeat thisstep. 7. Slide thefeeler g auge between therocker arm and the Rocker Arm valve return spring. Measure theclearance between the Nuts Rocker Arms INTAKE .003-.006 (.076-.152 Feele!Gauge EXHAUST Valve Stem Fig. 41 Feeler Gauge 12.
  • Page 13: Spark Arrestor Maintenance

    SPARK ARRESTOR MAINTENANCE LONG TERM STORAGE Remove the rear engine cover. See RockerArm Clearance. Drain all gasoline from the gas tank into a container. Do not use gas that has been stored for more than 60 days. With a flat blade screwdriver or Torx T-20 bit and a T-25 Dispose of the old gasoline in accordance to Federal, bit, remove the screws attaching the spark arrestor cover...
  • Page 14 CAUSE ACTION Turn On/Off control toON On/Off control inthe STOP p osition Fill f uel t ank withnew fuel Empty f uel t ank Primer bulb wasn't pressed e nough Press p rimer b ulb fullyandslowly 10times Old fuel Drain g astank andaddfresh fuel Fouled s park plug Replace orclean t hespark plug Plugged spark a rrestor...
  • Page 15 Engine Type ......................................Air-Cooled, 4-Cycle Displacement ......................................1.8 cu. in. (29 cc) Operating RPM ........................................6,800+ rpm Idle Speed RPM ...................................... 2,800 - 3,600 rpm Ignition Type ......................................... Electronic Ignition Switch ....................................... Rocker Switch Valve clearance ................................0.003-0.006 in. (0.076-0.152 Spark Plug Gap ....................................
  • Page 17 • In order to file a claim, go to your nearest Authorized Troy-Bilt Service Center. Warranty services or repairs will be provided at all Authorized Troy-Bilt Service Centers.
  • Page 18: Limited Warranty

    (90) days from the date of original retail replacement lawn care services, for transportation or purchase for any Troy-Bilt product that is used for rental or for related expenses, or for rental expenses...
  • Page 19 REPLACEMENT PARTS - MODELS TB575SS & TB525CS 4-CYCLE GAS TRIMMER...
  • Page 20 REPLACEMENT PARTS - MODELS TB575SS & TB525CS 4-CYCLE GAS TRIMMER Description Item Part No. Description Item Part No. O-Ring 753-05206 Engine Cover Assembly (includes 2 & 3) 791-181751 753-04595 Cover Screw 753-05252 Air Cleaner Cover Assembly (includes 32) Air Filter 753-05208 Screw 753-05254...
  • Page 21 REPLACEMENT PARTS - MODELS TB575SS 4-CYCLE GAS TRIMMER Item Part No. Description 753-04234 Throttle Housing Assembly (includes 2-4) 753-04119 Throttle Trigger 791-182690 Throttle Trigger Spring 791-182405 Switch 753-05266 Throttle Cable Assembly 753-04236 Upper Drive Shaft Housing Assembly 791-180869 Deluxe D-Handle Assembly (includes 8-10) 791-181070 Screw 791-182167...
  • Page 22 REPLACEMENT PARTS - MODELS TB525CS 4-CYCLE GAS TRIMMER ® Item Part No. Description 753-04234 Throttle Housing Assembly (includes 2-4) 791-182690 Throttle Trigger Spring 753-04119 Throttle Trigger 791-182405 Switch 753-05266 Throttle Cable Assembly 753-04236 Upper Drive Shaft Housing Assembly 791-180869 Deluxe D-Handle Assembly (includes 8-10) 791-181070 Screw 791-182167...

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