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OPERATOR’S MANUAL HEDGE TRIMMER BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG TRAGBARE MOTORHECKENSCHERE MANUALE D’ISTRUZIONI TAGLIASIEPI HC-1500 HC-1600 WARNING

DANGER

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READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.

ACHTUNG

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ATTENZIONE

PERICOLO

LEGGERE ATTENTAMENTE LE ISTRUZIONI E SEGUIRE LE REGOLE PER OPERARE IN SICUREZZA. LA MANCATA OSSERVANZA DI QUESTA AVVERTENZA POTREBBE CAUSARE GRAVI LESIONI.

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INTRODUCTION ECHO Hedge Trimmers, Models HC-1500 and HC1600 are lightweight, high performance, petrol engined units designed for hedge and shrub trimming.

WARNING

DANGER

IMPROPER USE OR CARE OF THIS UNIT, OR FAILURE TO WEAR PROPER PROTECTION CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL.

This Manual provides the information necessary for operation and maintenance. Specifications, descriptions and illustrative material in this literature are as accurate as known at the time of publication, but are subject to change without notice. Illustrations may include optional equipment and accessories, and may not include all standard equipment.

CONTENTS Introduction ................................................................ Decals and Symbols .................................................. Safety ......................................................................... Operating Techniques ............................................... Description ................................................................. Operation ...................................................................

Maintenance and Care .............................................. Trouble shooting ........................................................ Servicing .................................................................... Storage ...................................................................... Specifications ............................................................ Declaration of Conformity ..........................................

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DECALS AND SYMBOLS Symbol form/shape

Symbol description/application

Symbol form/shape

Symbol description/application

Carefully read the operator’s manual

Petrol and oil mixture

This symbol accompanied by the words WARNING and DANGER calls attentions to an act or a condition which can lead to serious personal injury or death.

Purge bulb (Primer)

Carburettor adjustment -Low speed mixture

Circle and slash symbol means whatever is shown is prohibited. Carburettor adjustment -High speed mixture

CAUTION

CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

Carburettor adjustment -Idle speed

Wear eyes, ears and head protection

Guaranteed sound power level

Emergency stop

This enclosed message provides tips for use, care and maintenance of the unit.

NOTE

• Locate this safety decal on your unit. The complete unit illustration found in the “DESCRIPTION” section will help you locate them. Make sure the decal is legible and that you understand and follow the instructions on it. If a decal cannot be read, a new one can be ordered from your ECHO dealer.

• Read and understand the entire operator’s manual before using this machine. • Follow all danger warnings in this manual.

Part number 890617-07660

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SAFETY WARNING

• Start the unit on the ground with the throttle set at idle. Do not start if the blades are obstructed by the ground or any other object.

DANGER

TRIMMER USERS RISK INJURY TO THEMSELVES AND OTHERS IF THE TRIMMER IS USED IMPROPERLY, AND/OR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED. PROPER CLOTHING AND SAFETY GEAR MUST BE WORN WHEN OPERATING TRIMMER.

• Inspect area that trimmer will be used in. Remove stones, metal objects and any other object that could jam or damage the trimmer. • Never allow children to use the machine.

OPERATOR SAFETY

• Do not allow anyone to hold the material you are cutting.

• Read this Trimmer Operator’s Manual carefully. Be sure you understand how to operate this unit properly before you use it.

• Keep a firm grip on the trimmer with both hands, the right hand on the front handle, the left hand on the rear handle.

• If you have any questions or problems, please contact your ECHO dealer. • Be familiar with all the controls and the proper use of the machine. • Wear proper clothing to protect legs and other exposed parts of your body. • Wear non-skid sole shoes. Do not wear open-toed shoes or operate unit while bare footed. • Wear eye and hearing protection devices. • Use caution when handling fuel. Put the caps back tightly on both the fuel can and the trimmer fuel tank. Move at least 3 m from the re-fuelling point and be sure there is no leakage of fuel from the fuel tank cap or the fuel system before starting the engine.

WARNING

DANGER

ALWAYS STOP THE ENGINE WHEN A BLADE JAM OCCURS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE AN OBJECT CAUSING A BLADE JAM IF THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. PHYSICAL INJURY CAN OCCUR IF A BLADE JAM IS REMOVED AND THE BLADES START MOVING.

• Do all cutting at full throttle speed. Cutting at less at than full speed can damage the clutch by allowing it to slip.

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WARNING

• Operate this petrol engine powered equipment in a well-ventilated area only.

DANGER

USE A FIRM GRIP WITH THUMBS AND FINGERS ENCIRCLING THE HANDLES. A FIRM GRIP WILL HELP YOU KEEP CONTROL OF THE TRIMMER. NEVER OPERATE THE TRIMMER ONLY ONE HAND OR BODILY INJURY CAN OCCUR. • Always carry the trimmer with the engine stopped and the HOT silencer away from your body.

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PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

WARNING DANGER PRECAUTION AGAINST VIBRATION AND COLD

• Always wear protection goggles that meet the national standards. • Wear hearing protection. If you use the unit for less than two hours per day, we recommend that hearing protection be worn at all times.

• Dress properly! Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery, they can be caught in moving parts. Use of sturdy gloves, non-skid footwear, and safety glasses is recommended.

IT IS BELIEVED THAT A CONDITION CALLED RAYNAUD’S PHENOMENON WHICH AFFECTS THE FINGERS OF CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS IS BROUGHT ABOUT BY EXPOSURE TO COLD AND VIBRATION. ACCORDINGLY, YOUR ECHO TRIMMER HAS SHOCK MOUNT AND RUBBERED GRIP. DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE INTENSITY OF VIBRATION TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE HANDLES. EXPOSURE TO COLD AND VIBRATION MAY CAUSE TINGLING AND BURNING, FOLLOWED BY LOSS OF COLOUR AND NUMBNESS IN A PERSON’S FINGERS. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU TAKE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS BECAUSE THE MINIMUM EXPOSURE WHICH MIGHT TRIGGER THE AILMENT IS UNKNOWN.

• While operating the machine be always sure of a secure position.

• KEEP YOUR BODY WARM - ESPECIALLY HEAD, NECK, FEET AND ANKLES, AND HANDS AND WRISTS. • MAINTAIN GOOD BLOOD CIRCULATION BY PERFORMING VIGOROUS ARM EXERCISES DURING FREQUENT WORK BREAKS, AND ALSO BY NOT SMOKING.

• Wear non-slip, heavy-duty work gloves to improve your grip on the trimmer handles. The gloves also help reduce the transmission of machine vibrations to your hands.

• LIMIT THE NUMBER OF HOURS OF OPERATION. TRY TO FILL A PART OF EACH WORK DAY WITH JOBS WHERE OPERATING THE TRIMMER OR OTHER HAND-HELD POWER TOOLS IS NOT REQUIRED.

PROTECTING OTHERS Spectators, children, fellow workers and animals must be warned to come no nearer than 10 m while the trimmer is in use. People working in the area near you should wear the same protective equipment as the operator.

• IF YOU EXPERIENCE DISCOMFORT, REDNESS AND SWELLING OF THE FINGERS, FOLLOWED WHITENING AND LOSS OF FEELING, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE EXPOSING YOURSELF FURTHER TO COLD AND VIBRATION.

Never allow children to use the machine. Always be aware of your surroundings and stay alert for possible hazards that you may not hear due to the noise of the machine.

PHYSICAL CONDITION Your judgement and dexterity may be impaired if you are ill or have taken alcohol or other substances known to affect the way you would normally function.

Painful or numb fingers? See your doctor

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OPERATING TECHNIQUES • Before trimming, check the area and remove all obstacles and objects that could be thrown.

• Do not force the blades and only move as quickly as the blades will allow. • Stop the engine and disconnect from ignition cable before: - cleaning or when clearing a blockage; checking, maintenance or working on the machine. • Handle fuel with care; it is highly flammable. Never add fuel to a machine with a running or hot engine. • Do not attempt to repair the machine unless you are qualified to do so. • Do not operate the machine with a damaged or excessively worn cutting device. • Always ensure all handles and guards are fitted when using the machine. Never attempt to use an incomplete machine or one fitted with an unauthorized modification.

• Plan to trim regularly to make it easier to keep neat edges and to avoid having to make more than one pass.

• When transporting or storing the machine always fit the blade cover.

• When starting to trim, run the engine at full throttle.

WARNING

• To reduce fire hazard keep engine and silencer free of debris, leaves or excessive grease.

DANGER

BEFORE TRIMMING, BE SURE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ENTIRE OPERATOR’S MANUAL TO AVOID THE CHANCE OF SERIOUS INJURY.

• Handle blade with care, contacting with metal blades may cause injury.

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DESCRIPTION

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1. Operator’s manual - Included with unit. Read before operation and keep for future reference to learn proper, safe operating techniques.

8. Throttle trigger - Device activated by the operator’s finger, for controlling the engine speed. 9. Air cleaner cover - Covers air filter.

2. Cutting device - That part of the assembly of cutter blade and shear plate together with any supporting part, which performs the cutting action.

10. Starter handle - Pull handle to start the engine. 11. Fuel tank cap - For closing the fuel tank.

3. Guard - Guard between the front handle and cutting device for protecting the hand from injuries if the hand slips off the handle.

12. Ignition switch - Device for allowing the engine to be started and stopped. 13. Fuel tank - Contains fuel and fuel filter.

4. Front handle - Handle located on the cutting device.

14. Gear housing - Housing to support the gears that reduce the speed of engine to cutting attachment.

5. Carburettor - Device for mixing fuel and air in the correct proportions.

15. Silencer cover - Cover for the silencer to prevent operator contact with hot exhaust.

6. Throttle trigger lockout - Device that prevents the accidental operation of the throttle trigger until manually released.

16. Blunt extension - An extending blunt part of the cutting device. (Applicable to double edged blade unit)

7. Rear handle - Handle located furthest from the cutting device.

17. Blade cover - Cover for blade used when unit is being transported. 18. Safety decal - Part number 890617-07660

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OPERATION FUEL • Fuel is a mixture of regular grade petrol and an aircooled 2-stroke engine oil of reputable brand name. Minimum 89 Octane unleaded petrol is recommended. Do not use fuel containing methyl alcohol or more than 10 % of ethyl alcohol. • Recommended mixture ratio; 50 : 1 (2 %) for ISO-LEGD Standard (ISO/CD 13738), JASO FC grade and ECHO Premium 50 : 1 oil. - Do not mix directly in engine fuel tank.

CAUTION

- Avoid spilling petrol or oil. Spilled fuel should always be wiped up.

Whenever opening the fuel tank, always loosen the cap slowly and wait for the pressure in the fuel tank to equalize before removing the filler cap.

- Handle petrol with care, it is highly inflammable. - Always store fuel in approved container.

NOTE Stored fuel ages. Do not mix more fuel than you expect to use in thirty (30) days. Do not mix directly in fuel tank.

HANDLING FUEL Fuel tank

WARNING

DANGER

• HANDLE FUEL CAREFULLY. IT IS EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE. FOLLOW ALL RULES LISTED BELOW TO HELP PREVENT FIRE OR EXPLOSION WHICH MAY RESULT IN SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH. • AFTER REFUELLING, TIGHTEN FUEL CAP FIRMLY AND CHECK FOR LEAKAGE. IN CASE OF FUEL LEAKAGE, REPAIR BEFORE STARTING OPERATION SINCE THERE IS A DANGER OF FIRE.

Shoulder level

• Never smoke or allow flame or sparks near fuel. • Always fill the fuel tank outdoors. Never pour fuel indoors. • Always remove the fuel cap slowly to relieve any pressure build-up in the tank. • Never refuel the engine when it is hot or running. • Always use an approved, safe fuel container.

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• It is not permitted to fill fuel above the shoulder level of fuel tank. • After fuelling, always wipe away spilled fuel. • Do not overfill the fuel tank. Always move at least 3 m away from the fuelling spot and make sure there is no fuel leaking from the trimmer before starting the engine. • Never store the trimmer with the fuel in the tank - a fuel leak could start a fire. • Always tighten fuel caps on trimmer and container.

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SAFE STARTING TECHNIQUES

HC-1500

NOTE

Ignition switch START Throttole trigger lockout

• Use short pulls, 1/2 to 2/3 rope length, when pulling starting rope. • Do not allow the starter handle to snap back against the housing. • Always hold the unit firmly and make sure the cutting blades are free of obstructions before starting.

HC-1600

STARTING COLD ENGINE

Ignition switch START Throttole trigger lockout

WARNING

DANGER

WHEN ENGINE IS STARTED, CONFIRM IF THERE IS NOT ANY ABNORMAL VIBRATION OR SOUND. IF THERE IS ABNORMAL VIBRATION OR SOUND, ASK YOUR DEALER TO REPAIR.

Throttle trigger

1. Turn the ignition switch to the START position. Choke lever 2. Move choke control lever up to CLOSED position. CLOSE 3. Push purge bulb 3 to 4 times or until fuel is visible in clear fuel return line. OPEN

Purge bulb 4. Pull starter handle until first firing sound.

Starter handle

5. Move choke control lever down to OPEN position. 6. Restart engine and allow it to warm up.

WARNING

DANGER

CUTTER BLADES WILL START MOVING AS ENGINE ATTAINS CLUTCH ENGAGEMENT SPEED.

7. Depress throttle trigger lockout and gradually squeeze throttle trigger.

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STARTING WARM ENGINE

Starter handle

1. Turn ignition switch to START position. 2. Move choke control lever down to OPEN position. 3. Push purge bulb 3 to 4 times or until fuel is visible in clear fuel return line. 4. Pull starter handle.

NOTE If engine does not starting after four pulls, use cold starting procedure.

STOPPING ENGINE

HC-1500

1. Release throttle trigger and allow engine to idle.

Ignition switch STOP

2. Turn ignition switch to STOP position.

WARNING

DANGER

IF ENGINE DOES NOT STOP, MOVE CHOKE LEVER TO CLOSED POSITION. CHECK AND REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE AGAIN.

HC-1600 Ignition switch STOP

Throttle trigger

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OPERATE SAFELY AND AVOID DAMAGE TO TRIMMER • Keep both hands on handles while engine is running. • If blades jammed, stop engine, disconnect ignition cable and clean blades. • Do not overreach or stand on unstable surfaces. • If blades strike an obstruction or are prevented from functioning properly, stop engine and inspect blades for damage. • Do not operate the machine with a damaged or excessively worn cutting device. • To avoid damage, do not run at full throttle without load. • When two or more trimmers are being operated, keep a safe distance between operators.

WARNING

HEDGE TRIMMING

DANGER

NOTE

• WHEN STARTING TO TRIM, RUN THE ENGINE AT FULL THROTTLE.

This unit is designed to cut shrubs and hedges with branches no larger than 6 mm in diameter.

• NEVER REMOVE HANDS FROM UNIT WHEN BLADES ARE MOVING. • THE ENGINE CONTINUES RUNNING EVEN WHEN THE BLADES HAVE STOPPED DUE TO AN OBSTRUCTION. IF THIS OCCURS, STOP THE ENGINE, DISCONNECT IGNITION CABLE AND REMOVE THE OBSTRUCTION.

1. Hold trimmer firmly and squeeze throttle trigger to accelerate engine. 2. Tilt trimmer so cutting teeth are angled slightly toward the hedge or shrub and proceed to cut.

MAINTENANCE AND CARE AREA

MAINTENANCE

PAGE

BEFORE USE

Air Filter

MONTHLY

Clean/Replace

13

Fuel Filter

Inspect/Clean/Replace

13

Spark Plug

Inspect/Clean/Adjust/Replace

13

Carburettor

Adjust/Replace and adjust

15

Cooling System

Inspect/Clean

15

Silencer

Inspect/Tighten/Clean

15

Gear Housing

Grease

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Starter Rope

Inspect/Replace

Blades

Inspect/Clean/Lubricate

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Fuel Leaks

Inspect

13

Screws, Bolts and Nuts

Inspect/Tighten/Replace

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Fuel Line

Inspect

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• • •-10h

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IMPORTANT Time intervals are maximum. Actual use and your experience will determine the frequency of required maintenance. Record dates of monthly and yearly inspections.

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TROUBLE SHOOTING Trouble Engine

- hard to start - does not start

Engine cranks

Fuel at carburettor

No fuel at carburettor

• Fuel filter clogged • Fuel line clogged • Carburettor

• Clean or replace • Clean • Ask your ECHO dealer

Fuel at cylinder

No fuel at cylinder

• Carburettor

• Ask your ECHO dealer

Cause

Remedy

Silencer wet with • Fuel mixture is too rich fuel

Open choke Clean/replace air filter Adjust carburettor Ask your ECHO dealer

Spark at end of plug wire

No spark at end of plug wire

• Ignition switch off • Electrical problem

• Turn switch on • Ask your ECHO dealer

Spark at plug

No spark at plug

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• • • •

Engine does not crank Engine runs

• • • •

Dies or accelerates poorly

Spark gap incorrect Covered with carbon Fouled with fuel Spark plug defective

Adjust 0.6 to 0.7 mm Clean or replace Clean or replace Replace plug

• Internal engine problem

• Ask your ECHO dealer

• • • • • • •

• • • • • • •

Air filter dirty Fuel filter dirty Fuel vent plugged Spark plug Carburettor Cooling system plugged Exhaust port/silencer plugged

WARNING

Clean or replace Clean or replace Clean Clean and adjust/replace Adjust Clean Clean

DANGER

• ALL TRIMMER SERVICE OPERATIONS, OTHER THAN ITEMS LISTED IN THE OPERATOR’S MANUAL, SHOULD BE PERFORMED BY COMPETENT SERVICE PERSONNEL. • FUEL VAPORS ARE EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE AND MAY CAUSE FIRE AND/OR EXPLOSION. NEVER TEST FOR IGNITION SPARK BY GROUNDING SPARK PLUG NEAR CYLINDER PLUG HOLE, OTHERWISE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY MAY RESULT.

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SERVICING • If you have any questions or problems, please contact your ECHO dealer.

CLEANING AIR FILTER (Before Each Use) NOTE • If filter is excessively dirty or no longer fits properly, replace it. • Ensure that the filter is completely dry before reinstalling it. 1. Close choke, remove wing nut and air filter. 2. Carefully brush dirt from filter or clean with a nonflammable solvent if necessary. Dry it completely before installation.

Filter

3. Reinstall filter, cover and wing nut.

CLEANING FUEL FILTER (Check Periodically) 1. Pick up fuel filter through fuel tank opening with a piece of steel wire or the like. 2. Clean filter in a suitable cleaner or replace it if necessary. 3. Reinstall the filter.

Fuel filter in tank

CHECK FUEL SYSTEM (Check Before Every Use) 1. After refuelling, make sure fuel does not leak or exude from around fuel pipe, fuel grommet or fuel tank cap. 2. In case of fuel leakage or exudation there is a danger of fire. Stop using the machine immediately and request your dealer to inspect or replace.

CHECK SPARK PLUG (Check Periodically) 1. Check plug gap. 2. Inspect electrode for wear. 3. Inspect insulator for oil or other deposits. 4. Replace plug if needed and tighten to 15 - 17 N•m (150 to 170 kgf•cm).

0.6 - 0.7 mm

NOTE Correct gap setting is 0.6 to 0.7 mm.

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LUBRICATING BLADES (Every 4 Hours of Operation)

Bolts

Apply a few drops of oil the each bolt slots at the bottom of blades.

CLEANING BLADES (After Each Use) Remove gummy residue from blades with a 50 - 50 mixture of kerosene (paraffin) and machine oil.

NOTE Wear gloves to protect hands from sharp blades.

SHARPENING BLADES (As Needed) 1. Remove all nuts and bolts securing cutters to frame bar. 2. Remove cutters. 3. Hold a cutter in a vice. 4. File and reshape the cutter edges as shown. 5. If frame bar is deformed or damaged, replace with new one. (A): 6 mm radius (B): 100째 (Approx.) (C): 40째 to 43째

NOTE Use a disk grinder, endless abrasive belt, or smooth flat file.

CAUTION If you experience any problems with sharpening the blade, we recommend that you take it to you ECHO dealer.

LUBRICATING GEAR HOUSING (Every 10 Hours of Operation) 1. Clean dirt from grease fitting. 2. Carefully pump grease in fitting. DO NOT force grease. Too much pressure will force grease past seals and cause damage. Apply 1-2 pumps of grease every 10 hours of operation.

NOTE Use good quality lithium multi grease.

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ADJUSTING CARBURETTOR (As Required)

L : Low speed mixture adjuster

WARNING

DANGER

WHEN CARBURETTOR ADJUSTMENT IS COMPLETED, BLADES SHOULD NOT MOVE AT IDLE, OTHERWISE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY MAY RESULT. Every unit is test run at the factory and the carburettor is fine tuned for maximum performance. Before adjusting carburettor, clean or replace air filter, start engine and run several minutes to bring it to operating temperature.

T : Idle speed adjuster

CAUTION

1.

Idle Speed Adjustment. Stop engine. Turn low speed needle anticlockwise until it stops. Start engine and turn idle speed adjustment screw clockwise until the blades begin to move, then turn the screw anticlockwise until the blades stop moving. Turn screw anticlockwise an additional 1/2 turn.

2.

Accelerate to full throttle for 2 to 3 seconds to clear excess fuel from engine then return to idle. Accelerate to full throttle to check for smooth transition from idle to full throttle.

When starting, idle speed adjuster should be adjusted not to move the blades. When there is some trouble with the carburettor, contact your dealer.

CLEANING CYLINDER FINS (Check Periodically)

Recoil starter housing

1. Carefully remove housing and clean dirt and dust from fins.

Fins

2. Reinstall housing.

NOTE Clogged fins will cause poor engine cooling.

CLEANING SILENCER AND EXHAUST PORT (Check Periodically) 1. Carefully remove housing halves. 2. Remove and disassemble silencer. 3. Clean deposits from cylinder exhaust port and silencer.

NOTE Be careful not to scratch the cylinder or piston when cleaning the cylinder exhaust port.

Silencer

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STORAGE LONG TERM STORAGE (Over 30 Days) WARNING

DANGER

DO NOT STORE IN AN ENCLOSURE WHERE FUEL FUMES MAY ACCUMULATE OR REACH AN OPEN FLAME OR SPARK. HC-1500 Do not store your unit for a prolonged period of time (30 days or longer) without performing protective storage maintenance which includes the following:

Ignition switch STOP

1. Store unit in a dry, dust free place, out of the reach of children and other unauthorized persons. 2. Place the ignition switch in the STOP position. 3. Remove accumulation of grease, oil, dirt and debris from exterior of unit.

HC-1600

4. Perform all periodic lubrication and services that are required.

Ignition switch STOP

5. Tighten all the screws, bolts and nuts. 6. Drain the fuel tank completely and pull the recoil starter handle several times to remove fuel from the carburettor.

Throttle trigger

7. Remove the spark plug and pour 1/2 tablespoon of fresh, clean, 2-stroke engine oil into the cylinder through the spark plug hole. A. Place a clean cloth over the spark plug hole. B. Pull the recoil starter handle 2 or 3 times to distribute the oil inside the engine. C. Observe the piston location through the spark plug hole. Pull the recoil starter handle slowly until the piston reaches the top of its travel and leave it there. 8. Install the spark plug (do not connect ignition cable). 9. Lubricate the blades with a heavy coat of oil to prevent rust.

NOTE • For future reference, you should keep this operator’s manual. • If this operator’s manual has become illegible through impairment or is lost, please purchase a new one from your ECHO dealer. • When renting or lending this machine to a person who will operate it, always include this operator’s manual, which provides explanation and instructions. • When transferring a product, please deliver it attaching the operator’s manual.

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SPECIFICATIONS HC-1500

HC-1600

Mass : Unit with specified cutting blade, empty tank

kg

4.7

5.7

Unit with specified cutting blade, full tank

kg

4.9

6.1

L

0.30

0.50

Volume : Fuel tank Cutting device : Type

Dual action, double sided

Length

mm

580

Pitch

mm

35

Height

mm

21

Gear ratio and lubrication :

725

5.9 reduction and good quality lithium grease

External Dimensions : length × width × height

mm

960 × 235 × 200

1,135 × 240 × 215

Engine : Type Engine displacement Maximum shaft brake power (Referred to ISO 8893) Engine speed at maximum power

Air cooled Two stroke single cylinder mL (cm³) 21.2 kW

0.56

0.6

r/min

6,500

6,500

Recommended maximum engine speed

r/min

10,000

Recommended engine idling speed

r/min

3,000

Engine speed at beginning of clutch engagement

r/min

3,800

3,700

Carburettor

Diaphragm type

Ignition

Flywheel magneto - CDI system

Spark plug

CHAMPION RCJ-8Y

Starter

Recoil starter

Clutch

Automatic Centrifugal

CHAMPION RCJ-7Y

Fuel :

Regular grade petrol. Minimum 89 Octane unleaded petrol is recommended. Do not use fuel containing methyl alcohol or more than 10 % of ethyl alcohol.

Oil

Two stroke, air-cooled engine oil. 50 : 1 for ISO-LEGD Standard (ISO/CD 13738), JASO FC grade and ECHO Premium 50 : 1 oil.

Ratio

50 : 1 (2 %)

Fuel consumption at engine maximum power

L/h

0.56

0.6

g/(kW•h)

740

Sound Pressure Level : (Referred to EN 27917) LpAav =

dB(A)

95

94

Guaranteed Sound Power Level : (2000/14/EC) LWA =

dB(A)

110

109

Idling

m/s²

10.2

3.6

Racing

m/s²

15.0

6.1

Specific fuel consumption at engine maximum power

Vibration levels : (Referred to ISO 7916)

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DECLARATION “CE” OF CONFORMITY

The undersigned manufacturer: KIORITZ CORPORATION 7-2 SUEHIROCHO 1-CHOME OHME ; TOKYO 198-8711 JAPAN

declares that the hereunder specified new unit:

PORTABLE HEDGE TRIMMER Brand : ECHO Type : HC-1500 HC-1600

complies with: *the requirements of Directive 98/37/EC (1998) (use of harmonized standard ISO 10517 (EN 774)) *the requirements of Directive 89/336/EEC (use of harmonized standards EN 50081-1, EN 50082-1, EN 55014 & EN 55022) *the requirements of Directive 2002/88/EC *the requirements of Directive 2000/14/EC Conformity assessment procedure followed ANNEX V HC-1500 HC-1600 Measured sound power level dB(A) 107 106 Guaranteed sound power level dB(A) 110 109

Tokyo, April 1st 2004

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MEMORANDUM

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7-2 SUEHIROCHO 1-CHOME, OHME, TOKYO 198-8711, JAPAN PHONE: 81-428-32-6118. FAX: 81-428-32-6145.

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