Husqvarna K960 Rescue Operator's Manual

Husqvarna K960 Rescue Operator's Manual

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Operator's manual (EPA)
K960 Rescue
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the
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
instructions before using the machine.



  Summary of Contents for Husqvarna K960 Rescue

  • Page 1 Operator’s manual (EPA) K960 K960 Rescue Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the 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...
  • Page 2: Key To Symbols

    Symbols on the machine: WARNING! The machine can be a dangerous tool if used incorrectly or carelessly, which can cause serious or fatal injury to the operator or others. Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    WHAT IS WHAT? What is what on the power cutter - K960? ... WHAT IS WHAT? What is what on the power cutter - K960 Rescue? ... SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Steps before using a new power cutter ... Personal protective equipment ...
  • Page 4: What Is What

    What is what on the power cutter - K960? 1 Front handle 2 Warning decal 3 Air filter cover 4 Cylinder cover 5 Choke 6 Throttle lockout 7 Start throttle lock 8 Type plate 9 Stop switch 10 Fuel tank 11 Starter handle 12 Starter 13 Decompression valve...
  • Page 5: What Is What

    What is what on the power cutter - K960 Rescue? 1 Front handle 2 Warning decal 3 Air filter cover 4 Cylinder cover 5 Choke 6 Throttle lockout 7 Start throttle lock 8 Type plate 9 Stop switch 10 Fuel tank...
  • Page 6: Safety Instructions

    Do not use the power cutter if the idle speed is not adjusted correctly! • Let your Husqvarna dealer regularly check the power cutter and make essential adjustments and repairs. • The Rescue blade is to be used only for rescue missions and only by trained staff.
  • Page 7: General Safety Precautions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS General safety precautions IMPORTANT! Do not use the power cutter until you have read the entire contents of this Operator’s Manual. All servicing, in addition to the points listed in the section ”Control, maintenance and service of the power cutter’s safety equipment”, should be carried out by trained service specialists.
  • Page 8: Machine's Safety Equipment

    Contact your local gas station to find out where to dispose of excess fuel. • Always use a Husqvarna fuel container with an anti-spill valve. WARNING! Bear in mind the risk of fire, explosion and inhaling fumes. Stop the engine before fuelling.
  • Page 9 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Muffler The muffler is designed to keep noise levels to a minimum and to direct exhaust fumes away from the user. WARNING! The muffler gets very hot in use and remains so for a short time afterwards. Do not touch the muffler if it is hot! The exhaust fumes from the engine are hot and may contain sparks which can start a fire.
  • Page 10: Cutting Blades

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Checking the blade guard • Check that the guard is complete and without any cracks or deformations. • Never use a defective guard or a guard that has not been fitted correctly. WARNING! Always check that the guard is correctly fitted before starting the machine.
  • Page 11: Diamond Blades

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Abrasive discs for different materials Disc type Material Concrete, asphalt, stone masonry, Concrete disc cast iron, aluminium, copper, brass, cables, rubber, plastic, etc. Steel, steel alloys and other hard Metal disc metals. WARNING! Avoid using abrasive discs with water.
  • Page 12: General Working Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS General working instructions WARNING! This section describes basic safety directions for using a power cutter. This information is never a substitute for professional skills and experience. If you get into a situation where you feel unsafe, stop and seek expert advice. Contact your dealer, service agent or an experienced power cutter user.
  • Page 13 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Kickback The word kickback is used to describe the sudden reaction that causes the power cutter and cutting blade to be thrown from an object when the upper quadrant of the blade, known as the kickback zone, touches an object. WARNING! Kickback can happen very suddenly and violently;...
  • Page 14: Assembly

    Do not use different dimensions of flange washers. Fitting the cutting blade Husqvarna cutting blades are manufactured and approved for freehand cutting. The paper labels on each side of the blade are there to distribute the pressure from the flange washer and prevent the blade from slipping.
  • Page 15: Fuel Handling

    Two-stroke oil • For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA two- stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for our air- cooled two stroke-engines. •...
  • Page 16: Starting And Stopping

    STARTING AND STOPPING Before starting WARNING! Note the following before starting: Do not start the power cutter without the belt guard fitted. Otherwise the clutch could come loose and cause personal injuries. Always move the machine away from the refuelling area before starting. Ensure that you and the machine have a good working stance and that the cutting blade can rotate freely.
  • Page 17: Maintenance

    When the machine is equipped with a friction retarder, a scraping sound can be heard from the bearing housing when the blade is turned by hand. This is quite normal. Please contact an accredited Husqvarna workshop if you have any questions. •...
  • Page 18: Fuel Filter

    In order to obtain a good filtering effect, the filter must be replaced regularly or cleaned and oiled. A special HUSQVARNA oil has been produced for this purpose. Remove the foam plastic filter. Wash the filter well in tepid soapy water.
  • Page 19 • Pull out the cord approx. 30 cm (12 inches) and hook it into the notch in the rim of the pulley. Release the recoil spring by letting the pulley rotate slowly backwards. • Remove any remnants of the old starter cord and check that the return spring works.
  • Page 20: Spark Plug

    Spark plug The spark plug condition is influenced by: • Incorrect carburetor adjustment. • Wrong fuel mixture (too much oil). • A dirty air filter. These factors cause deposits on the spark plug electrodes, which may result in operating problems and starting difficulties.
  • Page 21: General Maintenance Instructions

    General maintenance instructions Below you will find some general maintenance instructions. If you have more questions, contact your service agent. Daily maintenance 1 Check that the components of the throttle control work smoothly (throttle control and throttle trigger lock). 2 Check the tension of the drive belt. 3 Check the condition of the blade and the drive gear.
  • Page 22: Technical Data

    K960, K960 Rescue Engine Cylinder displacement, Cylinder bore, inch/mm Stroke, inch/mm Idle speed, rpm Recommended max. speed, rpm Power, kW/ rpm Ignition system Manufacturer of ignition system Type of ignition system Spark plug Electrode gap, inch/mm Fuel and lubrication system...
  • Page 23: Federal Emission Control Warranty Statement

    REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS Repair or replacement of any warranted part will be performed at no charge to the owner at an approved Husqvarna Construction Products servicing dealer. If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and responsibilities, you...
  • Page 24 WARNING! Cutting, especially when DRY cutting, generates dust that comes from the material being cut, which frequently contains silica. Silica is a basic component of sand, quartz, brick clay, granite and numerous other minerals and rocks. Exposure to excessive amount of such dust can cause: Respiratory disease (affecting your ability to breath), including chronic bronchitis,...