GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The machine ' s vibration damping system reduces the transfer
of vibration between the engine unit/cutting equipment and
the machine ' s handle unit.
Regularly check the vibration damping units for cracks or
deformation. Check that the vibration damping element is
undamaged and securely attached.
WARNING! Overexposure to vibration can
lead to circulatory damage or nerve damage
in people who have impaired circulation.
Contact your doctor if you experience
symptoms of overexposure to vibration.
Such symptoms include numbness, loss of
feeling, tingling, pricking, pain, loss of
strength, changes in skin colour or
condition. These symptoms normally appear
in the ﬁngers, hands or wrists. The risk
increases at low temperatures.
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 mesh. Check whether the mufﬂer on your
machine is ﬁtted with this kind of mesh.
For mufﬂers it is very important that you follow the instructions
on checking, maintaining and servicing your machine.
Never use a machine that has a faulty mufﬂer.
Regularly check that the mufﬂer is securely attached to the
If the mufﬂer on your machine is ﬁtted with a spark arrestor
mesh this must be cleaned regularly. A blocked mesh will
cause the engine to overheat and may lead to serious
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
WARNING! The inside of the mufﬂer contain
chemicals that may be carcinogenic. Avoid
contact with these elements in the event of a
WARNING! Bear in mind that:
Engine exhaust fumes contain carbon
monoxide, which can cause carbon
monoxide poisoning. For this reason you
should not start or run the machine indoors,
or anywhere that is poorly ventilated.
The exhaust fumes from the engine are hot
and may contain sparks which can start a
ﬁre. Never start the machine indoors or near
This section describes how you can achieve maximum
clearing capacity and extend the life of the cutting attachment
through correct maintenance and using the right type of
Check the cutting equipment with regard to damage and
crack formation. Damaged cutting equipment should
always be replaced.
Only use cutting equipment recommended by us!