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Husqvarna 115 13 82-95 Operator's Manual

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Operator's manual (EPA III)
455e Rancher
455 Rancher 460 Rancher
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions
before using the machine.
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
115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23

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    Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. 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 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 2: Key To Symbols

    WARNING! Kickback may occur when the nose or tip of the guide bar touches an object, and cause a lightning fast reverse reaction, kicking the guide bar up and towards the operator. May cause serious personal injury. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 3

    The engine exhaust from this product contains chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 – English...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Saw chain filing and file gauges ... 41 4 – English CONTENTS FEDERAL EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS 42 AMERICAN STANDARD SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Safety precautions for chain saw users ... 43 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 5: Introduction

    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 Huskvarna River, for production of muskets.

  • Page 6: What Is What

    24 Right hand guard 25 Throttle control 26 Operator’s manual (EPA) 27 Combination spanner 28 Bar guard 29 Information and warning decal 30 Product and serial number plate 31 Knob (455e Rancher) 32 Chain tensioner wheel (455e Rancher) 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 7: General Safety Precautions

    115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 Important IMPORTANT! The machine is only designed for cutting wood. You should only use the saw with the bar and chain combinations we recommend in the chapter Technical data.

  • Page 8: Personal Protective Equipment

    The chain brake reduces the risk of accidents, but only you can prevent them. Take care when using your saw and make sure the kickback zone of the bar never touches any object. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

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    115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 • To release the chain brake pull the front hand guard backwards, towards the front handle.

  • Page 10: Chain Catcher

    The machine ′ s vibration damping system reduces the transfer of vibration between the engine unit/cutting equipment and the machine ′ s handle unit. The body of the 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 11: Cutting Equipment

    In areas with a hot, dry climate there is a high risk of fires. These areas are sometimes subject to government rules 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 requiring among other things the muffler must be equipped with an approved type of spark arrestor screen.

  • Page 12

    To maintain the safety features of the cutting equipment, you should replace a worn or damaged bar or chain with a bar and chain combinations recommended by Husqvarna. See instructions under the heading Technical Data for a list of replacement bar and chain combinations we recommend.

  • Page 13: Sharpening Your Chain And Adjusting Depth Gauge Setting

    It is very difficult to sharpen a chain correctly without the right equipment. We recommend that you use our file 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 gauge. This will help you obtain the maximum kickback reduction and cutting performance from your chain.

  • Page 14: Tensioning The Chain

    The position of the chain tensioning screw on our chain saws varies from model to model. See instructions under the heading What is what? to find out where it is on your model. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 15: Lubricating Cutting Equipment

    • Tighten the bar clutch by turning the knob clockwise. • Fold the knob back in to lock the tensioning. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 Lubricating cutting equipment WARNING! Poor lubrication of cutting equipment may cause the chain to snap, which could lead to serious, even fatal injuries.

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    We recommend you compare the existing chain with a new chain to decide how badly the existing chain is worn. When the length of the cutting teeth has worn down to only 0.16 inch (4 mm) the chain must be replaced. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

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    Whether the tip of the bar is uneven or badly worn. If a hollow forms on the underside of the bar tip this is due to running with a slack chain. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 • To prolong the life of the bar you should turn it over daily.

  • Page 18: Assembly

    455e Rancher Check that the chain brake is in disengaged position by moving the front hand guard towards the front handle. Remove the knob and remove the clutch cover (chain brake). Take off the transportation ring. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 19

    When fitting a new chain, the chain tension has to be checked frequently until the chain is run-in. Check the chain tension regularly. A correctly tensioned chain ensures good cutting performance and long life. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 – English...

  • Page 20: Fuel Handling

    When working with continuous high revs (e.g. limbing) a higher octane is recommended. Environment fuel HUSQVARNA recommends the use of alkylate fuel or environmental fuel for four-stroke engines blended with two-stroke oil as set out below. Note that carburetor adjustment may be necessary when changing the type of fuel (see instructions under the heading Carburetor).

  • Page 21: Fueling

    Never refuel the machine while the engine is running. • Make sure there is plenty of ventilation when refuelling or mixing fuel (gasoline and 2-stroke oil). 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 FUEL HANDLING • Move the machine at least 10 ft (3 m) from the refuelling point before starting it.

  • Page 22: Starting And Stopping

    Pull the starter handle (D): Pull the starter handle with your right hand and pull out the starter cord slowly until you feel a resistance (as the starter pawls engage) then pull firmly and rapidly until the engine fires. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 23

    • The chain brake should be activated when starting. Se instructions under the heading Start and stop. Do not 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 STARTING AND STOPPING drop start. This method is very dangerous because you may lose control of the saw.

  • Page 24: Working Techniques

    If you position yourself incorrectly or make the cut in the wrong place the tree may hit you or the machine and cause you to lose control. Both situations can cause serious personal injury. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 25: General Rules

    Lack of concentration can lead to kickback if the kickback zone of the bar accidentally touches a branch, nearby tree or some other object. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 WORKING TECHNIQUES Have control over the workpiece. If the pieces you intend to cut are small and light, they can jam in the saw chain and be thrown towards you.

  • Page 26: Basic Cutting Technique

    Use a lever to open up the cut and free the chain saw. The following instructions describe how to handle the common situations you are likely to encounter when using a chain saw. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 27

    Cut all the way through the log from above. Avoid letting the chain touch the ground as you finish the cut. Maintain full throttle but be prepared for what might happen. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 WORKING TECHNIQUES If it is possible (can you turn the log?) stop cutting about 2/3 of the way through the log.

  • Page 28: Tree Felling Technique

    (stones, branches, holes, etc.) so that you have a clear path of retreat when the tree starts to fall. Your path of retreat should be roughly 135 degrees away from the intended felling direction. Retreat path 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 29

    The line where the two cuts meet is called the directional cut line. This line should be perfectly horizontal and at right angles (90°) to the chosen felling direction. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 WORKING TECHNIQUES Felling cut The felling cut is made from the opposite side of the tree and it must be perfectly horizontal.

  • Page 30: Freeing A Tree That Has Fallen Badly

    Never cut straight through a tree or branch that is in tension! If you must cut across tree/limb, make two to three cuts, one inch apart, one to two inches deep. Continue to cut deeper until tree/limb bends and tension is released. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 31: How To Avoid Kickback

    Kickback only occurs if the kickback zone of the bar touches an object. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 WORKING TECHNIQUES Limbing Make sure that you can stand and move about safely.

  • Page 32: Maintenance

    These limit the adjustment possibilities to a maximum of a 1/2 turn. Your Husqvarna product has been designed and manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful emissions. Function •...

  • Page 33: Checking, Maintaining And Servicing Chain Saw Safety Equipment

    Checking the front hand guard Make sure the front hand guard is not damaged and that there are no visible defects such as cracks. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 MAINTENANCE Move the front hand guard forwards and back to make sure it moves freely and that it is securely anchored to the clutch cover.

  • Page 34: Throttle Lockout

    Vibration damping system Regularly check the vibration damping units for cracks or deformation. Make sure the vibration damping units are securely attached to the engine unit and handle unit. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 35: Muffler

    Never use a machine with a muffler that is in poor condition. Never 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 MAINTENANCE use a muffler if the spark arrestor screen is missing or defective.

  • Page 36: Air filter

    A damaged air filter must always be replaced. A HUSQVARNA chain saw can be equipped with different types of air filters according to working conditions, weather, season, etc. Contact your dealer for advice.

  • Page 37: Spark Plug

    Recommended settings: Bar 13"-15": Position 1 Bar 15"-18": Position 2 Bar 18"-20": Position 3 These recommendations apply to Husqvarna’s chain oil, for other chain oils increase the oil flow by one step. WARNING! The engine must be stopped when making adjustments.

  • Page 38: Cooling System

    Otherwise there is a risk of overheating, resulting in severe damage to the engine. IMPORTANT! Any maintenance other than that described in this manual must be carried out by your servicing dealer (retailer). 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23...

  • Page 39: Maintenance Schedule

    Check that there are no fuel leaks from the engine, tank or fuel lines. On chain saws with a catalytic converter, check the cooling system daily. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 MAINTENANCE Weekly maintenance On chain saws without a catalytic converter, check the cooling system weekly.

  • Page 40: Technical Data

    Chain saw model Husqvarna 455 Rancher met the kickback performance requirements of ANSI B 175.1-2000 when tested with the combinations of bars and saw chains listed below. The saw chains Husqvarna H30, H80 and H81 are also classified as a low kickback saw chain since it met the requirements for low kickback saw chain outlined in ANSI B 175.1-2000. We recommend to use only the listed combinations of bars and chains for chain saw model Husqvarna 455 Rancher.

  • Page 41: Bar And Chain Combinations

    0,325 0,325 0,325 0,325 0,325 0,325 0,325 0,325 0,325 Saw chain filing and file gauges 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 TECHNICAL DATA Thickness of drive Max. nose radius links, inch/mm 0,050/1,3 0,058/1,5, 0,050/1,3 0,058/1,5, 0,050/1,3 Chain Type Drive link count...

  • Page 42: Federal Emission Control Warranty Statement Your Warranty Rights And Obligations

    30 days. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you should contact your nearest authorized servicing dealer or call Husqvarna Forest & Garden at 1-800- 487-5951 or visit www.usa.husqvarna.com. WARRANTY COMMENCEMENT DATE The warranty period begins on the date small nonroad engine is delivered.

  • Page 43: American Standard Safety Precautions

    Only use replacement bars and chains specified by the manufacturer or the equivalent. 115 13 82-95 Rev.2 2009-03-23 Other safety precautions WARNING! Do not operate a chain saw with one hand! Serious injury to the...

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This manual also for:

455e rancher, 455 rancher, 460 rancher

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