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Husqvarna 326HDA Operator's Manual

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Operator's manual (EPA)
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  Summary of Contents for Husqvarna 326HDA

  • Page 1 Operator’s manual (EPA) 326HDA 326HE3 X-series X-series 326HE4 X-series Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you 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 WARNING! Hedge trimmers can be dangerous! Careless or incorrect use can result in serious, even fatal injury. Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. Always wear: • Hearing protection •...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS ... CONTENTS Note the following before starting: Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product development and therefore reserves the right to modify the design and appearance of products without prior notice. Long-term exposure to noise can result in permanent hearing impairment.
  • Page 4: Safety Instructions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Personal protective equipment IMPORTANT INFORMATION Incorrect or careless use of a hedge trimmer can turn it into a dangerous tool that can cause serious or even fatal injury. It is extremely important that you read and understand the contents of this operator’s manual.
  • Page 5 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Vibration damping system Your machine is equipped with a vibration damping system that is designed to minimise vibration and make operation easier. The machine s vibration damping system reduces the transfer of vibration between the engine unit/cutting equipment and the machine s handle unit.
  • Page 6: Checking, Maintaining And Servicing The Machine S Safety Equipment

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Checking, maintaining and servicing the machine s safety equipment IMPORTANT! 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.
  • Page 7 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Vibration damping system • Regularly check the vibration damping units for cracks or deformation. • Check that the vibration damping element is undamaged and securely attached. Muffler • Never use a machine that has a faulty muffler. • Regularly check that the muffler is securely attached to the machine.
  • Page 8: General Safety Precautions

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Cutter guard (326HDA55) • Check that the blade guard is not damaged or distorted. • Replace the blade guard if it is bent or damaged. Gear housing • The gear housing gets hot when the machine has been in use.
  • Page 9: Fuel Safety

    WARNING! Take care when handling fuel. Bear in mind the risk of fire, explosion and inhaling fumes. Safety instructions when using the hedge trimmer WARNING! The machine can cause serious personal injury. Read the safety instructions carefully. Learn how to use the machine.
  • Page 10: Basic Working Techniques

    SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety instructions while working • Always ensure you have a safe and stable working position • Always use both hands to hold the machine. Hold the machine at the side of your body. • Use your right hand to control the throttle setting. •...
  • Page 11 SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Changing the hedge trimmer angle (326HE3, 326HE4) • Undo the knob. • Grasp the handle on the angle stop, adjust to the desired angle and then tighten the knob. (326HDA55) • Undo the knob. • Press the cutting head against the ground or some other solid object until the desired angle has been obtained.
  • Page 12: What Is What

    326HE4 What is what? 1 Cutter 2 Grease nipples (3) 3 Bevel gear 4 Cutter guard (326HDA55) 5 Shaft 6 Front handle (326HDA55/326HE3) 7 Front handle (326HE4) 8 Throttle control 9 Stop switch 10 Throttle lock 11 Harness support hook (326HE4) 12 Cylinder cover 13 Starter handle 14 Fuel tank...
  • Page 13: Assembly

    Fit the handle using two screws. ASSEMBLY Fitting the cutting head It is important that the hedge trimmer is laid on a flat surface when you fit the cutting head. Otherwise the cutting head may not be fitted straight. 1 Fit the cutting head to the shaft. CAUTION! Make sure the drive shaft inside the shaft engages with the recess in the cutting head.
  • Page 14: Fuel Handling

    14 – English FUEL HANDLING Two-stroke oil • For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA two- stroke oil, which is specially formulated for our two-stroke engines. Mixture 1:50 (2%). • Never use two-stroke oil intended for water-cooled outboard engines, sometimes referred to as outboard oil.
  • Page 15: Fuelling

    Fuelling WARNING! Taking the following precautions, will lessen the risk of fire: Do not smoke or place hot objects near fuel. Always shut off the engine before refuelling. Always stop the engine and let it cool for a few minutes before refuelling. When refuelling, open the fuel cap slowly so that any excess pressure is released gently.
  • Page 16: Starting And Stopping

    STARTING AND STOPPING Check before starting • Inspect the working area. Remove any objects that could be thrown out. • Check the cutting attachment. Never use blades that are dull, cracked or damaged. • Check that the machine is in perfect working order. Check that all nuts and screws are tight.
  • Page 17 STARTING AND STOPPING Hold the body of the machine on the ground using your left hand (CAUTION! Not with your foot!). Grip the starter handle, slowly pull out the cord with your right hand until you feel some resistance (the starter pawls grip), now quickly and powerfully pull the cord.
  • Page 18: Maintenance

    Carburettor Your Husqvarna product has been designed and manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful emissions. After the engine has used 8-10 tanks of fuel the engine will be run-in. To ensure that it continues to run at peak performance and to minimise harmful exhaust emissions...
  • Page 19: Muffler

    High speed jet H The high speed jet H affects the engine power, speed, temperature and fuel consumption. If the high speed jet H is set too lean (screwed in too far) the engine speed will be too high and cause engine damage. Do not let the engine run at full speed for more than 10 seconds.
  • Page 20: Cooling System

    See instructions under the heading Oiling the air filter. Oiling the air filter Always use HUSQVARNA filter oil, art. no. 531 00 92-48. The filter oil contains a solvent to make it spread evenly through the filter. You should therefore avoid skin contact.
  • Page 21: Gear Housing

    There are three grease nipples on the gear housing. Use a grease gun to top up with grease. This should be carried out approximately every 20 working hours. Use Husqvarna special grease, part no. 503 98 96-01. The grease in the bevel gear does not normally need to be changed except if repairs are carried out.
  • Page 22: Technical Data

    Technical data Engine Cylinder volume, Cylinder bore, inch/mm Stroke, inch/mm Idle speed, rpm Recommended max. speed, rpm Max. engine output, acc. to ISO 8893, kW/ rpm Catalytic converter muffler Speed-regulated ignition system Ignition system Manufacturer/type of ignition system Spark plug Electrode gap, inch/mm Fuel and lubrication system Manufacturer/type of carburettor...
  • Page 23: Federal Emission Control Warranty Statement

    The warranty period begins on the date small nonroad engine is delivered. LENGTH OF COVERAGE Husqvarna Forest & Garden warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser that the engine is free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause the failure of a warranted part for a period of two years.
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