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 jewellery, shorts
sandals or go barefoot. Secure hair so it is above shoulder
FIRST AID KIT
Always have a ﬁrst aid kit nearby.
Machine's safety equipment
This section describes the machine's safety equipment,
its purpose, and how checks and maintenance should be
carried out to ensure that it operates correctly. See the
"What is what?" section to locate where this equipment is
positioned on your machine.
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 servicing dealer.
All servicing and repair work on the machine requires
special training. This is especially true of the machine's
safety equipment. If your machine fails any of the
checks described below you must contact your service
agent. When you buy any of our products we guarantee
the availability of professional repairs and service. If the
retailer who sells your machine is not a servicing dealer,
ask him for the address of your nearest service agent.
WARNING! Never use a machine with
faulty safety equipment. The machine's
safety equipment must be checked and
maintained as described in this section.
If your machine fails any of these checks
contact your service agent to get it
The throttle lockout is designed to prevent accidental
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 lockout both move back to their
original positions. This movement is controlled by two
independent return springs. This arrangement means that
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GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
the throttle control is automatically locked at the idle
Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle setting
when the throttle lockout is released.
Press the throttle lockout and make sure it returns to its
original position when you release it.
Check that the throttle control and throttle lockout move
freely and that the return springs work properly.
See instructions under the heading Start. Start the
machine and apply full throttle. Release the throttle and
check that the cutting attachment stops and remains at a
standstill. If the cutting attachment rotates with the throttle
in the idle position then the carburettor idle setting must
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