Personal protective equipment
IMPORTANT! Whenever you use a clear-
ing saw, brushcutter or trimmer you must
wear personal protective equipment that is
approved by the authorities. Personal
protective equipment does not eliminate
the risk of accidents, but it can reduce the
effects of an injury in the event of an acci-
dent. Ask your dealer for help when
choosing protective equipment.
ing signals or shouts when you are
wearing hearing protection. Always
remove your hearing protection as
soon as the engine stops.
Gloves should be worn when necessary,
e.g., when fitting cutting attachments.
Wear hearing protection that provides
adequate noise reduction.
Always wear approved eye protection. If
you use a visor then you must also wear
approved protective goggles. Approved
protective goggles must comply with
standard ANSI Z87.1.
Wear sturdy, non- -slip boots.
Wear clothes made of a strong fabric and
avoid loose clothing that can catch on
twigs and branches. Always wear heavy,
long pants. Do not wear jewelry, shorts
sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair so it is
above shoulder level.
Listen out for warn-
FIRST AID KIT
Always have a first aid kit nearby.
Machine's safety equipment
This section describes the machine's safe-
ty equipment, its purpose, and how checks
and maintenance should be carried out to
ensure that it operates correctly. See the
"Know your trimmer " section to locate
where this equipment is positioned on your
The life span of the machine can be reduced
and the risk of accidents can increase if
machine maintenance is not carried out
correctly and if service and/or repairs are not
carried out professionally. If you need further
information please contact your nearest ser-
that has faulty safety equipment!
Carry out the inspection, mainte-
nance and service routines listed in
The throttle lock is designed to prevent ac-
cidental operation of the throttle control.
When you press the lock (A) (i.e. when you
grasp the handle) it releases the throttle
control (B). When you release the handle
the throttle control and the throttle lock both
move back to their original positions. This
movement is controlled by two independent
return springs. This arrangement means
that the throttle control is automatically
locked at the idle setting.
Make sure the engine stops when you push
and hold the stop switch.
Never use a machine