Oper ator ′ s manual 142RB 152RB Please r ead the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you E E E E n n n n g g g g l l l l i i i i s s s s h h h h understand the instructions before using the machine.
KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols Only use non-metallic, ﬂexible cutting WARNING! A clearing saw, brushcutter or attachments, i.e. trimmer heads with trimmer can be dangerous if used trimmer cord. incorrectly or carelessly, and can cause serious or fatal injury to the operator or others.
Cable adjustment ............read and understand the contents of this Assembling the cutting equipment ....... operator’s manual. Fitting the transport guard ..........Adjusting the harness and brush cutter ....... FUEL HANDLING Fuel safety ..............Fuel ................Fuelling ................ STARTING AND STOPPING Check before starting ...........
Dear Customer, Congratulations on your choice to buy a Husqvarna product! Husqvarna is based on a tradition that dates back to 1689, when the Swedish King Karl XI ordered the construction of a factory on the banks of the Husqvarna River, for production of muskets. The location was logical, since water power was harnessed from the Huskvarna River to create the water-powered plant.
WHAT IS WHAT? What is what on the brushcutter? 1 Blade 17 Support cup 2 Grease ﬁller cap, bevel gear 18 Drive disc 3 Bevel gear 19 J-handle 4 Cutting attachment guard 20 Trimmer head 5 Shaft 21 Socket spanner 6 Start throttle button 22 Operator′s manual 7 Throttle control...
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Important WARNING! Listen out for warning signals or shouts when you are wearing hearing protection. Always remove your hearing IMPORTANT! protection as soon as the engine stops. The machine is only designed for trimming grass. HELMET The only accessories you can operate with this engine unit A protective helmet where there is a risk of falling objects are the cutting attachments we recommend in the chapter on Technical data.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Machine′s safety equipment Check that the throttle control and throttle lockout move freely and that the return springs work properly. 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 section ”Adjusting the damage. harness and brush cutter”. WARNING! Mufﬂers ﬁtted with catalytic converters get very hot during use and remain so for some time after stopping. This also applies at idle speed.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Locking nut Cutting equipment A locking nut is used to secure some types of cutting Grass blades and grass cutters are intended for cutting attachment. coarse grass. A trimmer head is intended for trimming grass. When ﬁtting, tighten the nut in the opposite direction to the direction of rotation of the cutting attachment.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Sharpening grass cutters and grass blades • See the cutting attachment packaging for correct sharpening instructions. Sharpen blades and cutters using a single-cut ﬂat ﬁle. • Sharpen all edges equally to maintain the balance of the blade. WARNING! Always discard a blade that is bent, twisted, cracked, broken or damaged in any other way.
ASSEMBLY Assembling the ﬂexible shaft Connecting throttle cable and stop switch wires 1 Remove the screw and insert the outer ﬁtting (with o-ring) into the joint pipe (A), and tighten the screw. 1 Insert the throttle cable (A) through the carburettor bracket (B), then screw the cable adjuster sleeve (C) into the carburettor bracket fully.
ASSEMBLY Assembling the spray guard 7 Bind the throttle cable (J) and the ﬂexible shaft (K) with two bands (L). (Install the cord cutter and guard extension to the spray guard.) 1 Fasten the cord cutter (A) to the spray guard with two M5 x 25 screws, lock washers and hex nuts as shown.
(B). Adjusting the harness and brush cutter WARNING! When using a brush cutter it must always be hooked securely to the harness. Otherwise you will be unable to control the clearing saw safely and this can result in injury to yourself or others.
• The transport guard must always be ﬁtted to the cutting • For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA two- attachment when the machine is being transported or in stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for our air- storage.
FUEL HANDLING Mixing Fuelling • Always mix the petrol and oil in a clean container intended for fuel. • Always start by ﬁlling half the amount of the petrol to be used. Then add the entire amount of oil. Mix (shake) the fuel mixture.
STARTING AND STOPPING Check before starting Starting and stopping • Check the blade to ensure that no cracks have formed at the bottom of the teeth or by the centre hole. The most WARNING! The complete clutch cover and common reason why cracks are formed is that sharp shaft must be ﬁtted before the machine is corners have been formed at the bottom of the teeth while started, otherwise the clutch can come loose...
STARTING AND STOPPING Warm engine Use the same starting procedure as for the cold engine, but do not set the choke control in the choke position. Set the throttle to the start position by pressing the throttle trigger and then pressing the red button next to the stop button. WARNING! When the engine is started with the choke in either the choke or start throttle positions the cutting attachment will start to...
WORKING TECHNIQUES General working instructions 9 Never put the machine down with the engine running unless you have it in clear sight. IMPORTANT! WARNING! Neither the operator of the This section describes the basic safety precautions for machine nor anyone else may attempt to working with clearing saws and trimmers.
WORKING TECHNIQUES Grass clearing using a grass blade Clearing • The clearing technique removes all unwanted vegetation. Keep the trimmer head just above the ground and tilt it. Let the end of the cord strike the ground around trees, posts, statues and the like.
MAINTENANCE Carburettor Mufﬂer Your Husqvarna product has been designed and manufactured to speciﬁcations that reduce harmful emissions. After the engine has used 8-10 tanks of fuel the engine will be run-in. To ensure that it continues to run at peak CAUTION! Some mufﬂers are ﬁtted with a catalytic converter.
However, before using the machine you should check that the bevel gear is ﬁlled three-quarters full with grease. Use HUSQVARNA special grease. The grease in the bevel gear does not normally need to be changed except if repairs are carried out.
MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule The following is a list of the maintenance that must be performed on the machine. Most of the items are described in the Maintenance section. The user must only carry out the maintenance and service work described in this Operator’s Manual. More extensive work must be carried out by an authorised service workshop.
(Applies to Europe only) We, Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46-36-146500, declare that the clearing saws Husqvarna 142RB and 152RB with serial numbers dating from 2002 onwards (the year is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the serial number), comply with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVE:...
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