Operator ′ s manual 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 understand the instructions before using the machine.
KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols Other symbols/decals on the machine refer to special certiﬁcation requirements for certain markets. WARNING! Hedge trimmers can be Switch off the engine by moving the stop dangerous! Careless or incorrect use can switch to the STOP position before carrying result in serious, even fatal injury.
CONTENTS Contents Note the following before starting: KEY TO SYMBOLS Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product development and therefore reserves the right to modify the Symbols ............... design and appearance of products without prior notice. CONTENTS Contents ..............
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Personal protective equipment FIRST AID KIT Always have a ﬁrst aid kit nearby. 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.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Vibration damping system For mufﬂers it is very important that you follow the instructions on checking, maintaining and servicing your machine. See Your machine is equipped with a vibration damping system instructions under the heading Checking, maintaining and that is designed to minimise vibration and make operation servicing the machine’s safety equipment.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Checking, maintaining and servicing • See instructions under the heading Start. Start the machine and apply full throttle. Release the throttle and the machine ′ ′ ′ ′ s safety equipment check that the cutting attachment stops and remains at a standstill.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Vibration damping system Blades • Regularly check the vibration damping units for cracks or • To ensure good cutting results it is important that the deformation. contact pressure between the blades is correct. The contact pressure is adjusted by turning the screws on the underside of the bar clockwise as far as they will go.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Cutter guard General safety precautions (326HDA55) IMPORTANT! The machine is only designed for cutting branches and twigs. • Check that the blade guard is not damaged or distorted. Never use the machine if you are tired, if you have drunk •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Fuel safety Safety instructions when using the hedge trimmer WARNING! The machine can cause serious • Always use a fuel container with an anti-spill valve. personal injury. Read the safety instructions carefully. Learn how to use the machine. •...
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety instructions while working Safety instructions after completing work • Always ensure you have a safe and stable working • The transport guard should always be ﬁtted to the cutting position attachment when the machine is not in use. •...
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.
ASSEMBLY Fitting the hand guard and loop Fitting the cutting head handle It is important that the hedge trimmer is laid on a ﬂat surface when you ﬁt the cutting head. Otherwise the cutting head may (326HDA55/326HE3) not be ﬁtted straight. 1 Assemble the hand guard and loop handle by screwing 1 Fit the cutting head to the shaft.
• If HUSQVARNA two-stroke oil is not available, you may obtained. When mixing small amounts of fuel, even small use another two-stroke oil of good quality that is intended inaccuracies can drastically affect the ratio of the mixture.
FUEL HANDLING 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.
STARTING AND STOPPING Check before starting Starting and stopping • Inspect the working area. Remove any objects that could Starting be thrown out. • Check the cutting attachment. Never use blades that are WARNING! The complete clutch cover and dull, cracked or damaged. shaft must be ﬁtted before the machine is started, otherwise the clutch can come loose and cause personal injury.
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.
Fine adjustment • When the machine has been ”run-in” the carburettor Your Husqvarna product has been designed and should be ﬁnely adjusted. The ﬁne adjustment should be manufactured to speciﬁcations that reduce harmful carried out by a qualiﬁed person. First adjust the L-jet, emissions.
MAINTENANCE High speed jet H Mufﬂer 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.
• A dirty air ﬁlter. Always use HUSQVARNA ﬁlter oil, art. no. 531 00 92-48. The These factors cause deposits on the spark plug electrodes, ﬁlter oil contains a solvent to make it spread evenly through which may result in operating problems and starting the ﬁlter.
This should be carried out 7 Check that nuts and screws are tight. approximately every 20 working hours. Use Husqvarna 8 Check that there are no fuel leaks from the engine, tank or special grease, part no.
Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46-36-146500, declare under sole responsibility that the hedge trimmers Husqvarna 326HDA55, 326HE3 and 326HE4 from 2002’s serial numbers and onwards (the year is clearly stated in plain text on the type plate with subsequent serial number), are in conformity with the standards or or other normative documents following the provisions in the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVES:...