The mufﬂer is designed to keep noise levels to a minimum
and to direct exhaust fumes away from the user. A mufﬂer
ﬁtted with a catalytic converter is also designed to reduce
harmful exhaust gases.
In countries that have a warm and dry climate there is a
signiﬁcant risk of ﬁre. We therefore ﬁt certain mufﬂers with
a spark arrestor screen. Check whether the mufﬂer on
your machine is ﬁtted with this kind of screen.
For mufﬂers it is very important that you follow the
instructions on checking, maintaining and servicing your
Never use a machine that has a faulty mufﬂer.
Regularly check that the mufﬂer is securely attached to
If the mufﬂer on your machine is ﬁtted with a spark
arrestor screen this must be cleaned regularly. A blocked
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GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
screen will cause the engine to overheat and may lead to
WARNING! Mufﬂers ﬁtted with catalytic
converters get very hot during use and
remain so for some time after stopping.
This also applies at idle speed. Contact
can result in burns to the skin.
Remember the risk of ﬁre!
WARNING! The inside of the mufﬂer
contain chemicals that may be
carcinogenic. Avoid contact with these
elements in the event of a damaged
WARNING! Bear in mind that:
The exhaust fumes from the engine are
hot and may contain sparks which can
start a ﬁre. Never start the machine
indoors or near combustible material!
The cutter is designed and manufactured to withstand the
loads that edging of a lawn involves.
Check the cutting attachment for damage or cracks. A
damaged cutting attachment should always be replaced.
A non-balanced blade induces heavy vibrations that may
damage the machine.
WARNING! Always stop the engine
before you work on any part of the
cutting equipment. This continues to
move even after the throttle is released.
Check that the cutting equipment has
stopped completely and remove the HT
lead from the spark plug before you start
any work on it.
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