The machine ' s vibration damping system reduces the transfer
of vibration between the engine unit/cutting equipment and
the machine ' s handle unit.
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. See
instructions under the heading Checking, maintaining and
servicing the machine's safety equipment.
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 mufﬂer contain
chemicals that may be carcinogenic. Avoid
contact with these elements in the event of a
WARNING! 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
Checking, maintaining and servicing
the machine ' s safety equipment
All servicing and repair work on the machine requires
special training. This is especially true of the machine ' s
safety equipment. If your machine fails any of the checks
described below you must contact your service agent.
When you buy any of our products we guarantee the
availability of professional repairs and service. If the retailer
who sells your machine is not a servicing dealer, ask him for
the address of your nearest service agent.
Make sure the throttle control is locked at the idle setting
when the throttle lock is released.
Press the throttle lock and make sure it returns to its
original position when you release it.
Check that the throttle control and throttle lock move freely
and that the return springs work properly.