Husqvarna 232R Operator's Manual

Husqvarna 232R Operator's Manual

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Oper ator ' s manual
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  • Page 1 Oper ator ′ s manual 232R 235R Please r ead 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

    KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols Noise emission to the environment according to the European Community’s Directive. The machine’s emission is WARNING! Clearing saws, brushcutters specified in chapter Technical data and on and trimmers can be dangerous! Careless label. or incorrect use can result in serious or fatal injury to the operator or others.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Contents Note the following before starting: KEY TO SYMBOLS • Please read the operator’s manual carefully. Symbols ............... CONTENTS WARNING! Long-term exposure to noise can Contents ..............result in permanent hearing impairment. So Note the following before starting: ........ always use approved hearing protection.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Dear Customer, Congratulations on your choice to buy a Husqvarna product! Husqvarna is based on a tradition that dates back to 1689, when the Swedish King Charles XI ordered the construction of a factory on the banks of the Husqvarna River, for production of muskets. The location was logical, since water power was harnessed from the Huskvarna River to create the water-powered plant.
  • Page 5: What Is What

    WHAT IS WHAT? What is what? 1 Blade 15 Air purge 2 Grease filler cap, bevel gear 16 Air filter cover 3 Bevel gear 17 Handle adjustment 4 Cutting attachment guard 18 Locking nut 5 Shaft 19 Support flange 6 Handlebar 20 Support cup 7 Throttle control 21 Drive disc...
  • Page 6: General Safety Precautions

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Important HELMET A helmet should be worn if the trees being cleared are taller than 2 m. IMPORTANT! The machine is only designed for trimming grass, grass clearing and/or forestry clearing. The only accessories you can operate with this engine unit HEARING PROTECTION are the cutting attachments we recommend in the chapter on Technical data.
  • Page 7: Machine's Safety Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Machine′ ′ ′ ′ s safety equipment Press the throttle lock and make sure it returns to its original position when you release it. 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.
  • Page 8 GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Cutting attachment guard 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 This guard is intended to prevent loose objects from being lead to circulatory damage or nerve damage thrown towards the operator.
  • Page 9: Cutting Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Never use a machine that has a faulty muffler. that is long enough to allow this. The arrow in the diagram shows the area where you should operate the socket spanner when loosening or tightening the nut. Regularly check that the muffler is securely attached to the machine.
  • Page 10: Sharpening The Saw Blade

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Cutting equipment Sharpening grass cutters and grass blades Saw blades are intended for cutting fibrous types of wood. • See the cutting attachment packaging for correct sharpening instructions. Sharpen blades and cutters Grass blades and grass cutters are intended for cutting using a single-cut flat file.
  • Page 11: Trimmer Head

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS so, this should be done before filing with a round file. The top edges must be filed down by the same amount for all the teeth. Adjust the blade setting. This should be 1 mm. Trimmer head IMPORTANT! Always ensure the trimmer cord is wound tightly and evenly around the drum, otherwise the machine will generate...
  • Page 12: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Fitting the handlebar (232R) Fitting the handlebar (235R) • Remove the screw at the rear of the throttle handle. • Remove the screw at the rear of the throttle handle. • Slide the throttle handle onto the right side of the •...
  • Page 13: Transport Position, Handlebar

    ASSEMBLY Transport position, handlebar Fitting a blade guard, grass blade and grass cutter (232R) • The handlebar can easily be turned to fit along the shaft for easier transportation and storage. • Loosen the knob. Turn the handlebar clockwise so that the throttle handle rests against the engine.
  • Page 14: Fitting A Blade Guard, Grass Blade And Grass Cutter

    ASSEMBLY Fitting a blade guard, grass blade Fitting the blade guard and saw and grass cutter (235R) blade (232R) • Secure the adapter (H) using the four screws (I). • The blade guard (A) is fitted using 4 screws (L) as shown.
  • Page 15: Fitting The Blade Guard And Saw Blade

    (J) with the two screws (K) as shown. Fit the blade guard (A) to the adapter using the 4 screws (L) as shown. Fitting a trimmer guard and Superauto II 1” trimmer head (232R) CAUTION! Always use the recommended guard for the cutting attachment you are using. See chapter on Technical data.
  • Page 16: Fitting The Trimmer Guard And Trimmer Head Trimmy Sii

    • To dismantle, follow the instructions in the reverse order. Fitting other guards and cutting attachments (232R) • Fit the bottom half of the trimmer head (K) to the cover (I) by pressing them together, with the cut-outs on the bottom half aligned with the catches on the cover.
  • Page 17: Fitting Other Guards And Cutting Attachments

    ASSEMBLY Fitting other guards and cutting Spreading the load on your shoulders attachments (235R) A well-adjusted harness and machine makes work much easier. Adjust the harness for the best working position. • Fit the trimmer guard/combination guard (A) intended for Tension the side straps so that the weight is evenly distributed use with the trimmer head/plastic blades.
  • Page 18: Fuel Handling

    • The transport guard must always be fitted to the cutting • For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA two- attachment when the machine is being transported or in stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for our air- storage.
  • Page 19: Fuelling

    FUEL HANDLING Mixing Fuelling • Always mix the petrol and oil in a clean container intended for fuel. • Always start by filling half the amount of the petrol to be used. Then add the entire amount of oil. Mix (shake) the fuel mixture.
  • Page 20: Starting And Stopping

    STARTING AND STOPPING Check before starting Starting and stopping • Check the blade to ensure that no cracks have formed at the bottom of the teeth or by the centre hole. The most WARNING! The complete clutch cover and common reason why cracks are formed is that sharp shaft must be fitted before the machine is corners have been formed at the bottom of the teeth while started, otherwise the clutch can come loose...
  • Page 21 STARTING AND STOPPING Warm engine Stopping Ignition: Set the stop switch to the start position. Choke: Set the throttle to the start position by moving the choke control to the choke position and then returning it to its Stop the engine by switching off the ignition. original position.
  • Page 22: Working Techniques

    WORKING TECHNIQUES General working instructions 6 Always hold the machine with both hands. Hold the machine on the right side of your body. IMPORTANT! This section describes the basic safety precautions for working with clearing saws and trimmers. If you encounter a situation where you are uncertain how to proceed you should ask an expert.
  • Page 23 WORKING TECHNIQUES Forestry clearing using a saw blade WARNING! Sometimes branches or grass get caught between the guard and cutting attachment. Always stop the engine before cleaning. • The risk of kickback increases with increasing stem size. Working methods You should therefore avoid cutting with the area of the blade between 12 o’clock and 3 o’clock.
  • Page 24: Grass Clearing Using A Grass Blade

    WORKING TECHNIQUES Grass clearing using a grass blade • Large stems must be cut from two sides. First determine which direction the stem will fall. Make the first cut on the felling side. Then finish cutting the stem from the other side.
  • Page 25 WORKING TECHNIQUES Clearing • The clearing technique removes all unwanted vegetation. Keep the trimmer head just above the ground and tilt it. Let the end of the cord strike the ground around trees, posts, statues and the like. CAUTION! This technique increases the wear on the cord.
  • Page 26: Maintenance

    Basic setting • The basic carburettor settings are adjusted during testing Your Husqvarna product has been designed and at the factory. The basic setting is richer than the optimal manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful setting and should be maintained for the first few hours the emissions.
  • Page 27: Muffler

    MAINTENANCE Fine adjustment of the idle speed T Correctly adjusted carburettor Adjust the idle speed using the idle adjustment screw T, if it is When the carburettor is correctly adjusted the machine will necessary to readjust. First turn the idle adjustment screw T accelerate without hesitation and burble a little at maximum clockwise until the cutting attachment starts to rotate.
  • Page 28: Cooling System

    Bevel gear The bevel gear is filled with the right quantity of grease at the Always use HUSQVARNA filter oil, art. no. 531 00 92-48. The factory. However, before using the machine you should check filter oil contains a solvent to make it spread evenly through that the bevel gear is filled three-quarters full with grease.
  • Page 29: Spark Plug

    MAINTENANCE Spark plug The spark plug condition is influenced by: • Incorrect carburettor adjustment. • An incorrect fuel mixture (too much or incorrect type of oil). • A dirty air filter. These factors cause deposits on the spark plug electrodes, which may result in operating problems and starting difficulties.
  • Page 30: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule The following is a list of the maintenance that must be performed on the machine. Most of the items are described in the Maintenance section. The user must only carry out the maintenance and service work described in this Operator’s Manual. More extensive work must be carried out by an authorised service workshop.
  • Page 31: Technical Data Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA Technical data Technical data 232R 235R Engine Cylinder displacement, cm 30,8 36,3 Cylinder bore, mm 38,0 Stroke, mm Idle speed, rpm 2700 2700 Recommended max. speed, rpm 11000-11700 11000-11700 Speed of output shaft, rpm 10000 10000 Max. engine output, acc. to ISO 8893, kW/ rpm...
  • Page 32: Ec-Declaration Of Conformity

    (Applies to Europe only) We, Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46-36-146500, declare that the clearing saws Husqvarna 232R and 235R with serial numbers dating from 2002 onwards (the year is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the serial number), comply with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVE:...
  • Page 33 Super Auto II Super Auto II 1 " 4,0 m 15 cm ~2,0 m 6 " 6,5 ' 15 cm 6 "...
  • Page 35 8,5 m 10 cm 4" 4,3 m "Clic" 15 cm 6"...
  • Page 36 Trimmy Hit “Click” 7,0 m 12 cm 5" ~ 3,5 m “Click” ~ 15 cm " 15 cm 6 "...
  • Page 37 Trimmy Hit Pro 7,5 m 15 cm 6" ~ 3,7 m 15 cm 6" 15 cm “Click” 6"...
  • Page 38 Trimmy SII 7,0 m 12 cm 5" ~ 3,5 m ~ 15 cm "Clic" 35-50 NM...
  • Page 40 8,5 m 10 cm 4" 4,2 m "Clic" 15 cm 6"...
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