The following equipment on the blower is designed
for protecting personnel and materials. These com-
ponents should receive special attention whenever
you operate, inspect and service the blower.
Stop switch (3)
The stop switch is used to stop the engine.
Throttle lock (4)
The throttle lock prevents inadvertent activation of
the throttle. When the throttle lock is pressed into
the handle (when gripping the handle) the throttle
trigger (2) is disengaged. When the operator releases
his/her grip on the handle, both the throttle trigger
and the throttle lock are reset to their original settings
by means of two spring systems which work inde-
pendently of one another.
Anti-vibration system (6)
The anti-vibration system is designed to dampen
vibrations transmitted from the engine to the handle.
The anti-vibration system consists of spring-type
mountings, from which the engine is suspended.
The muffler is designed to give the lowest possible
noise level and to direct the engine's exhaust fumes
away from the operator. Muffler fitted with catalytic
converter is also designed to reduce harmful
The engine exhaust fumes are hot and can contain
sparks, which may cause fire if they come in contact
with dry or combustible material.
Some blower models, esp. those sold in countries
where the climate is dry, are equipped with spark-
arresting mesh (A). This mesh must be cleaned or
replaced at specific intervals. Check if your blower
muffler has mesh of this type.
The muffler is extremely hot while
the engine is running and after it
has stopped. DO NOT TOUCH THE
MUFFLER IF IT IS HOT! This can
cause severe burns.