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Basic Working Techniques - Husqvarna SR600 Operator's Manual

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Basic working techniques

Safety instructions while working
• Always ensure you have a
safe and firm foothold.
• Always hold the machine
with both hands. Hold the
machine of the right-hand
side your the body.
• Keep your hands and feet
away from the sweeper
when the engine is running.
• When the engine has been
switched off, keep your
hands and feet away from
the sweeper until it has
come to a complete stop.
• Always use full throttle
when using the sweeper.
• The sweeper works best when the rubber blades can
quickly slide over or stroke the surface. New or replaced
sweeper rollers tend to stick or drag on hard surfaces, and
should therefore be run in properly before use. The easy
way to run them in is to run the machine at full throttle for
3–5 minutes on loose gravel or a similarly abrasive
material. After running-in the sweeper can easily clear a
wide variety of materials, from snow and puddles of water,
to heavier objects such as gravel and wood chippings. With
practice you will learn how the sweeper works, but you
must think of safety right from the start!
• Always drop to idling speed after each working operation.
Longer periods running at full throttle without loading the
engine (that is without resistance, which the engine feels
from the cutting equipment when trimming) can lead to
serious engine damage.
• If heavy vibrations occur, stop the engine. Remove the
spark plug cable from the spark plug. Check that the
machine is not damaged. Repair any damage.
Beware of thrown objects. Always wear eye
protection. Never lean over the sweeper
rollers. Stones rubbish etc. can be thrown
up into the eyes resulting in blindness or
other serious injury.
Keep unauthorised persons at a distance.
Children, animals, onlookers and helpers
should be outside the safety zone of 15
meters (50 feet). Stop the machine immedi-
ately if anyone approaches.
The bevel gear unit can get hot during use
and may remain so for a while afterwards.
There is a risk of slight burns if you touch it.
Run the sweeper at full (or almost full) throttle, with the
rubber blades resting on the surface.
CAUTION! It is both tiring and unnecessary to raise
the rubber blades or hold them above the surface
while you are working.
When you want to clear
narrow areas, such as
pavements, the machine can
be used so that it throws the
material straight ahead of
you. If you want to cover
wider areas you may need to
work at an angle so that long
heaps build up on one side.
Long heaps consisting of light
material can be gathered
together in a single line or
pile for collecting later, while
hard or bulky material may
have to be collected in
several long heaps. To clear
in corners you can change
the direction of rotation by
turning over the machine.
WARNING! When you turn the machine
over, litter is thrown backwards towards the
user. Use a lower engine speed when you
reverse with the machine and remember
that it is easy to trip over material that is
thrown out!
Keep your working angle
A large working angle could
cause you to lose control!
WARNING! Maintain a low working angle
with the surface! If the working angle is high
the sweeper will tend to move towards you
and there is a risk you will lose control over
the machine.
The sweeper rollers may start turning when
the sweeper is started! Always hold the
machine firmly when you start it up. Watch
out for objects that could become entangled
in the rotating sweeper rollers or thrown out
by them.
Even though the sweeper rollers do not
exert the same force as a lawn mower blade,
for example, you should avoid working with
materials that could cause damage to people
or property if they are thrown out.
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