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Operator's manual
555FX 555FXT 555RXT
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions
before using the machine.
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


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  • Page 1 Operator′s manual 555FX 555FXT 555RXT 555FRM Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. 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 Primer bulb WARNING! Clearing saws, brushcutters and trimmers can be dangerous! Careless or incorrect use can result in serious or fatal injury to the operator or others. It is extremely Choke: Set the choke control in the important that you read and choke position.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Contents Maintenance schedule .......... 35 TECHNICAL DATA KEY TO SYMBOLS Technical data ............36 Symbols ..............2 EC Declaration of Conformity ....... 38 CONTENTS Contents ............... 3 Note the following before Note the following before starting: ......3 starting: INTRODUCTION Dear Customer, ............
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Congratulations on your choice to buy a Husqvarna product! Husqvarna is based on a tradition that dates back to 1689, when the Swedish King Karl XI ordered the construction of a factory on the banks of the Husqvarna River, for production of muskets.
  • Page 5: What Is What

    WHAT IS WHAT? What is what on the brush cutter? (555RXT) Locking nut 19 Adjusting the throttle wire Bevel gear 20 Throttle trigger Grease filler cap, bevel gear 21 Trimmer head Shaft 22 Metal cup Handle adjustment 23 Drive disc Support eyes for harness 24 Cutting attachment guard Fuel tank...
  • Page 6: What Is What On The Brush Cutter

    WHAT IS WHAT? What is what on the brush cutter? (555FX, 555FXT) Locking nut 16 Handlebar Bevel gear 17 Air purge Grease filler cap, bevel gear 18 Decompression valve Shaft 19 Choke control Switch for heated handle (555FXT) 20 Support flange...
  • Page 7: What Is What On The Brush Cutter

    WHAT IS WHAT? What is what on the brush cutter? (555FRM) Bevel gear 16 Air purge Grease filler cap, bevel gear 17 Decompression valve Shaft 18 Choke control Throttle trigger 19 Cutting attachment guard Stop switch 20 Drive disc Start throttle button 21 Shredder blade Throttle trigger lockout 22 Support flange...
  • Page 8: General Safety Precautions

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Measures to take before using Important new clearing saws, brushcutters IMPORTANT! or trimmers. The clearing saw or grass trimmer is only designed for trimming grass, grass clearing and/or forestry clearing. • Please read this manual carefully. National or local regulations may regulate the use. •...
  • Page 9: Personal Protective Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS GLOVES WARNING! Running an engine in a Gloves should be worn when necessary, e.g. when fitting confined or badly ventilated area can cutting attachments. result in death due to asphyxiation or carbon monoxide poisoning. Personal protective equipment IMPORTANT! BOOTS A clearing saw, brushcutter or trimmer can be...
  • Page 10 GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS in the idle position then the carburettor idle setting must WARNING! Never use a machine with be checked. See instructions under the heading faulty safety equipment. The machine's Maintenance. safety equipment must be checked and maintained as described in this section. If your machine fails any of these checks contact your service agent to get it repaired.
  • Page 11 GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Vibration damping system cutter. Certain harnesses also have a quick release fitted to the support hook. Your machine is equipped with a vibration damping system that is designed to minimize vibration and make operation easier. Check that the harness straps are correctly positioned. Once the harness and machine have been adjusted, check that the harness quick release works correctly.
  • Page 12: Cutting Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS If the muffler on your machine is fitted with a spark should operate the socket spanner when loosening or arrestor mesh this must be cleaned regularly. A blocked tightening the nut. mesh will cause the engine to overheat and may lead to serious damage.
  • Page 13 GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS incorrectly sharpened or damaged blade increases the WARNING! Always stop the engine risk of accidents. before doing any work on the cutting attachment. This continues to rotate even after the throttle has been released. Ensure that the cutting attachment has stopped completely and disconnect the spark plug cap before you start to work on it.
  • Page 14: Sharpening The Saw Blade

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Sharpening the saw blade Trimmer head IMPORTANT! Always ensure the trimmer cord is wound tightly and • See the cutting attachment packaging for correct evenly around the drum, otherwise the machine will sharpening instructions. generate harmful vibration. A correctly sharpened blade is essential for working efficiently and to avoid unnecessary wear to the blade and •...
  • Page 15: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Assembling the handlebar and Transport position, handlebar throttle • The handlebar can easily be turned to fit along the shaft for easier transportation and storage. CAUTION! Some models have the throttle handle fitted at • Loosen the knob. Turn the handlebar clockwise so that the factory.
  • Page 16: Fitting The Blade Guard/Combination Guard, Grass Blade And Ball-Bearing-Mounted Support Cup

    Technical data. housing. • Insert the locking pin (C) in the hole to lock the shaft. 555FX, 555FXT • Position the blade (D) with the drive disk (B). Make • The blade guard (A) is fitted using 4 screws (L) as sure that the blade is centered by fitting it to the guide...
  • Page 17: Fitting The Shredder Blade And The Shredder Blade Guard (555Frm)

    ASSEMBLY • Then fasten the blade guard (A) with 4 bolts (L) in the operate the socket spanner when loosening or tightening holder (N). the nut. Fitting the shredder blade and the • Fit the drive disc (B) on the output shaft. shredder blade guard (555FRM) •...
  • Page 18: Fitting Other Guards And Cutting Attachments

    ASSEMBLY • Fit the drive disc (B) on the output shaft. locking pin in the groove on the screw head and tighten. See diagram. • Fit the drive disc (B) on the output shaft. • Centre the metal cup (P) on the drive disc’s blade guide.
  • Page 19: Adjusting The Harness And Brush Cutter

    ASSEMBLY Adjusting the harness and brush hole depending on if you are going to clear a forest or trim grass. cutter WARNING! When using a brush cutter it must always be hooked securely to the harness. Otherwise you will be unable to control the brush cutter safely and this can result in injury to yourself or others.
  • Page 20 ASSEMBLY Adjust the side belts to fit around the rib cage until the Grass clearing breast plate is centred on the chest. The machine should be supported in a harness when grass clearing so that the cutting equipment is parallel to the ground.
  • Page 21: Fuel Handling

    Two-stroke oil • When storing and transporting fuel always use • For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA approved containers intended for this purpose. two-stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for • When storing the machine for long periods the fuel our air-cooled two-stroke engines.
  • Page 22: Fueling

    FUEL HANDLING • Mix (shake) the fuel mixture thoroughly before filling • Clean the area around the fuel cap. Contamination in the machine’s fuel tank. the tank can cause operating problems. • Ensure that the fuel is well mixed by shaking the container before filling the tank.
  • Page 23: Starting And Stopping

    Warm engine Use the same starting procedure as for a cold engine but without setting the choke control in the choke position. Start throttle: (555FX, 555FXT, 555RXT, 555FRM) Set the throttle to the start position by moving the choke •...
  • Page 24 The throttle function is now activated. To return the engine to idle, press the throttle lockout and throttle trigger again. 555FX, 555FXT Starting WARNING! When the engine is started with the choke in either the choke or...
  • Page 25: Working Techniques

    WORKING TECHNIQUES General working instructions yourself incorrectly or make the cut in the wrong place the tree may hit you or the machine and cause you to lose control. Both situations can cause serious IMPORTANT! personal injury. This section describes the basic safety precautions for working with brush cutters and trimmers.
  • Page 26 WORKING TECHNIQUES and gives the operator a convenient and varied WARNING! Watch out for thrown objects. working area to work in. Always wear approved eye protection. Never lean over the cutting attachment guard. Stones, rubbish, etc. can be thrown up into the eyes causing blindness or serious injury.
  • Page 27 WORKING TECHNIQUES the same time push the stem using the blade guard. wood. Small stems require more pressure, while large Cut with the area of the blade between 3 o’clock and stems require less pressure. 5 o’clock. Apply full throttle before advancing the blade.
  • Page 28 WORKING TECHNIQUES Grass clearing using a grass blade can also damage sensitive bark on trees and bushes, and damage fence posts. • Reduce the risk of damaging plants by shortening the cord to 10-12 cm and reducing the engine speed. Clearing •...
  • Page 29 WORKING TECHNIQUES Shredding dense vegetation with a shredder blade • The brush cutter is used to ”shred” vegetation, i.e. by woking it up and down through dense grass and brush. • The shredder blade must not be used on vegetation with a stem diameter larger than 2 cm.
  • Page 30: Maintenance

    Adjust the idle speed using the idle adjustment screw T, if it is necessary to readjust. First turn the idle adjustment Your Husqvarna product has been designed and screw T clockwise until the cutting attachment starts to manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful rotate.
  • Page 31: Muffler

    MAINTENANCE cutting attachment stops. Then turn adjuster screw A The cooling system consists of: clockwise a further 1/2 turn. Muffler CAUTION! Some mufflers are fitted with a catalytic converter. See chapter on Technical data to see whether your machine is fitted with a catalytic converter. The muffler is designed to reduce the noise level and to direct the exhaust gases away from the operator.
  • Page 32: Bevel Gear

    A dirty air filter. These factors cause deposits on the spark plug Always use HUSQVARNA filter oil, art. no. 531 00 92-48. electrodes, which may result in operating problems and The filter oil contains a solvent to make it spread evenly starting difficulties.
  • Page 33: Winter Use

    MAINTENANCE spark plug should be replaced after about a month in Temperature 0°C or colder operation or earlier if necessary. Fit the covers for the starter housing and air filter holder using the three screws provided as shown in the figure. CAUTION! Always use the recommended spark plug type! Use of the wrong spark plug can damage the piston/ cylinder.
  • Page 34 MAINTENANCE particular attention that the opening on the air duct is • Use antifreeze spray with a 2 mm spray tube. Spray in positioned in the centre of the hole in the air filter holder. short bursts. • Fit covers. IMPORTANT! Any maintenance other than that described in this manual must be carried out by your servicing dealer (retailer).
  • Page 35: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule The following is a list of the maintenance steps 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.
  • Page 36: Technical Data Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA Technical data 555FX 555FXT 555RXT 555FRM Engine Cylinder displacement, cm 53,3 53,3 53,3 53,3 Cylinder bore, mm Stroke, mm 33,5 33,5 33,5 33,5 Idle speed, rpm 2800 2800 2800 2800 Recommended max. speed, rpm 13000 13000 12000 12000...
  • Page 37 TECHNICAL DATA 555FX, 555FXT Approved accessories Type Cutting attachment guard, Art. no. Centre hole in blades/cutters, Ø 25,4 Output shaft thread M12 Multi 275-4 (Ø 275 4 teeth) Set 502 46 49-01 Grass blade/grass cutter Multi 300-3 (Ø 300 3 teeth) Set 502 46 49-01 Multi 350-3 (Ø...
  • Page 38: Ec Declaration Of Conformity

    We, Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46-36-146500, declare that the brush cutters Husqvarna 555RXT, 555FRM, 555FX and 555FXT with serial numbers dating from 2013 onwards (the year is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the serial number), comply with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVE: - of May 17, 2006 ”relating to machinery”...
  • Page 39 Trimmy SII 7,0 m 12 cm 5" ~ 3,5 m ~ 15 cm "Clic" 35-50 NM...
  • Page 41 Auto 55 >1,1 Kw <1,1 Kw 2,7 mm - 9,0 m 3,0 mm - 7,5 m 3,3 mm - 6,0 m 15 cm 6" 15 cm 6" 15 cm 15 cm 6" 6"...
  • Page 42 T45, T45x 10 m 10 cm 4" 4,3 m 15 cm "Clic" 6"...
  • Page 43 T55x A 2,7 - 4,0 mm / .105 - .160" B 8 m / 26’ C 15 cm / 5.9" "Clic" 15 cm 6"...
  • Page 44 Original instructions 1157656-26 ´®z+Ya^¶6Z¨ ´®z+Ya^¶6Z¨ 2015-06-04...

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