Inspecting and adjusting the drive
The drive belt is fully enclosed and well-protected from
dust, dirt and mechanical damage when cutting.
Check the drive belt adjustment by feeling with your
ﬁngers as illustrated. A correctly adjusted drive belt
should have about 5 mm of movement.
To adjust the drive belt, loosen both the screws (A) holding
the bar one turn anticlockwise.
Turn the adjuster screw (B) clockwise at the same time as
you feel with your ﬁngers how the drive belt is adjusted.
When there is about 5 mm of movement on the drive belt
this is adjusted correctly and you can then tighten both
screws holding the bar.
IMPORTANT! A new drive belt must be readjusted after one
or two tanks of fuel have been used.
Replacing the drive belt
Release the belt tension.
Remove the blades.
Remove the clutch cover by loosening the screws A and
Remove the drive belt from the nose of the cutting arm
Loosen water hose (E). Slide back the bar and remove the
drive belt around the clutch (D).