GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Wear clothes made of a strong fabric and avoid loose clothing
that can catch on twigs and branches. Always wear heavy,
long pants. Do not wear jewellery, shorts sandals or go
barefoot. Secure hair so it is above shoulder level.
FIRST AID KIT
Always have a ﬁrst aid kit nearby.
Machine's safety equipment
This section describes the machine's safety equipment, its
purpose, and how checks and maintenance should be carried
out to ensure that it operates correctly. See the "What is
what?" section to locate where this equipment is positioned
on your machine.
The life span of the machine can be reduced and the risk of
accidents can increase if machine maintenance is not carried
out correctly and if service and/or repairs are not carried out
professionally. If you need further information please contact
your nearest servicing dealer.
All servicing and repair work on the machine requires
special training. This is especially true of the machine's
safety equipment. If your machine fails any of the checks
described below you must contact your service agent.
When you buy any of our products we guarantee the
availability of professional repairs and service. If the retailer
who sells your machine is not a servicing dealer, ask him for
the address of your nearest service agent.
WARNING! Never use a machine with faulty
safety equipment. The machine's safety
equipment must be checked and maintained
as described in this section. If your machine
fails any of these checks contact your
service agent to get it repaired.
The throttle lockout is designed to prevent accidental
operation of the throttle control. When you press the lock (A)
(i.e. when you grasp the handle) it releases the throttle control
(B). When you release the handle the throttle control and the
throttle lockout both move back to their original positions. This
movement is controlled by two independent return springs.
This arrangement means that the throttle control is
automatically locked at the idle setting.
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Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle setting
when the throttle lockout is released.
Press the throttle lockout and make sure it returns to its
original position when you release it.
Check that the throttle control and throttle lockout move freely
and that the return springs work properly.
See instructions under the heading Start. Start the hedge
trimmer and apply full throttle. Release the throttle trigger and
check that the blades stop and remain stationary. If the blades
move when the throttle trigger is in the idle position then the
carburettor idle setting must be adjusted. See instructions
under the heading Maintenance.
Use the stop switch to switch off the engine.
Start the engine and make sure the engine stops when you
move the stop switch to the stop setting.