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Makita BBC231U Instruction Manual

Cordless brushcutter / cordless string trimmer
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Cordless Brushcutter /
Cordless String Trimmer
IMPORTANT: Read Before Using.


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  • Page 1 INSTRUCTION MANUAL Cordless Brushcutter / Cordless String Trimmer BBC231U BBC300L BC231UD BC300LD 010751 IMPORTANT: Read Before Using.
  • Page 2: Specifications

    ENGLISH (Original instructions) SPECIFICATIONS Model BBC231U / BC231UD BBC300L / BC300LD Type of handle Bike handle Loop handle High 0 - 6,600 min Nylon cutting head 0 - 4,900 min High 0 - 7,300 min No load speed 4 teeth blade...
  • Page 3: General Instructions

    equipment. Save all warnings and instructions for future reference. General instructions Do not allow persons unfamiliar with the brushcutter/string trimmer or these instructions to operate the tool. Brushcutter and String trimmers are dangerous in the hands of untrained users. Be sure that anyone who is to operate the brushcutter/string trimmer has first read the 010820 Always wear a helmet where there is a risk of...
  • Page 4 When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from Method of operation other metal objects, like paper clips, coins, keys, Only use the tool in good light and visibility. During nails, screws or other small metal objects, that can the winter season beware of slippery or wet areas, make a connection from one terminal to another.
  • Page 5 Kickback (blade thrust) Maintenance instructions When operating the tool, uncontrolled kickback The condition of the cutting tool, protective devices (blade thrust) may occur. and shoulder harness must be checked before commencing work. Particular attention is to be paid to the cutting blades which must be correctly sharpened.
  • Page 6 Avoid storing battery cartridge in a container with other metal objects such as nails, coins, etc. Do not expose battery cartridge to water or rain. A battery short can cause a large current flow, overheating, possible burns and even a breakdown.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    PARTS DESCRIPTION BBC231U / BC231UD BBC300L / BC300LD Gear case Battery cartridge Indication lamp Cutting tool Switch trigger Shoulder harness Buckle Hanger (suspension point) Grip Barrier Guard Guard extension 011725...
  • Page 8: Battery Cartridge

    Failure to switch off and remove the battery cartridge may result in serious personal injury from accidental start-up. Installing or removing battery cartridge BBC231U / BC231UD CAUTION: 011720 Hold the tool and the battery cartridge firmly •...
  • Page 9 In this case the two indicator lamps described in the table below do not light or blink. 1. Speed change All other protection functions can be identified by the switch lever indicator lights described in the table below. 1. Indication lamp BBC231U / BC231UD 011721 010765...
  • Page 10 Status Action to be taken Battery power has been Blinking Replace the battery with fully charged one. nearly used up. Battery protector is shutting off the power - Lighting On Replace the battery with fully charged one. battery power has been used up.
  • Page 11: Hanger (Suspension Point)

    Installing the handle For model BBC231U,BC231UD Indicator lamps Remaining capacity 1. Knob Lighted Blinking 2. Handle clamp 70% to 100% 3. Handle holder 4. Compression 45% to 70% spring 20% to 45% 0% to 20% Charge the battery. 011485 The battery may have Loosen knob.
  • Page 12: Guard

    Ask your local authorized service center to order it. 1. Guard 2. Guard extension NOTICE: Be sure to use genuine Makita cutter blade. • Turn the tool upside down so that you can replace the cutter blade easily. 1. Hex wrench 010777 2.
  • Page 13 Failure to do so can cause serious personal injury. NOTICE: Be sure to use genuine Makita nylon cutting head. • Turn the tool upside down so that you can replace the nylon cutting head easily.
  • Page 14 Attachment of shoulder harness 1. Lever 010760 Wear the shoulder harness on your back and buckle it up until a click is heard. Make sure that it cannot be taken off with pulling it off. Hang the tool as shown. Adjust the strap length so that the cutter blade will be kept parallel with the ground at the level of 10 to 30 cm above the ground.
  • Page 15 1. Notches 010812 100mm Supply grease (Shell Alvania 2 or equivalent) to the gear case through the grease hole every 30 hours. (Genuine Makita grease may be purchased from your Makita dealer.) Replacing the nylon cord 010993 WARNING: Wind all but about 100 mm of the cords, leaving the ends Always be sure that the tool is switched off and •...
  • Page 16 Then push cover firmly onto the housing to secure it. Make sure the latches fully spread in the cover. To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any other maintenance or adjustment should be performed by Makita Authorized Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts.
  • Page 17: Trouble Shooting

    Before asking for repairs, conduct your own inspection first. If you find a problem that is not explained in the manual, do not attempt to dismantle the tool. Instead, ask Makita Authorized Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts for repairs. Malfunction status...
  • Page 18 Only use accessory or attachment for its stated purpose. If you need any assistance for more details regarding these accessories, ask your local Makita Service Center. Cutter blade • Nylon cutting head • Pole hedge trimmer attachment (for model •...
  • Page 20 Makita Corporation 884944E0...

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