1) Read the instructions carefully. Become
acquainted with the controls and the proper use
of the machine. Learn how to stop the engine
2) Only use the machine for its intended use, that
“the cutting and trimming of hedges, con-
sisting in plants with small sized branches”.
Any other use may be dangerous and severly
damage the machine.
3) Never allow children or persons unfamiliar
with these instructions to use the machine. Local
regulations may restrict the age of the operator.
4) The machine must never be used by more
than one person.
5) Never use the machine :
– when people, especially children or pets are in
– if the user is tired or unwell, or has taken med-
icine, drugs, alcohol or any substances which
may slow his reflexes and compromise his
– if the user is not capable of holding the
machine firmly with two hands and/or of
remaining standing on the ground whilst work-
6) Remember that the operator or user is respon-
sible for accidents or hazards occurring to other
people or their property.
1) Always wear adequate clothing when using
the machine which do not hamper movements in
– Always wear slim-fitting protective clothing, fit-
ted with shear-proof protection devices.
– Always wear protective gloves and eye-gog-
gles and safety anti-shear boots with non-slip
– Always wear ear and hearing protection
– Never wear scarves, shirts, necklaces, or any
hanging or flapping accessory that could catch
in the machine or in any objects or materials in
the work area.
– Tie your hair back if it is long.
2) Before starting your work, make sure that all
the protection devices are correctly fitted.
1) Work only in daylight or good artificial light.
2) Take on a firm and well-balanced position:– where possible avoid working on wet slippy
ground or in any case on uneven or ripid
ground which does not guarantee stability for
– avoid using unstable ladders or platforms;
– never run, but walk carefully paying attention
to the lay of the land and any eventual obsta-
3) Check that when the machine is running at
minimum speed and ticking over, there is no
movement of the blades and, after accelerating,
the engine quickly returns to minimum speed.
4) Make sure the blades do not come into violent
contact with foreign bodies and try to prevent
any material from being hurled after trimming.
5) Stop the engine:
– whenever you leave the machine unattended.
– before refuelling.
D) MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
1) Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tightly fas-
tened to be sure the equipment is in safe work-
ing condition. Routine maintenance is essential
for safety and for maintaining a high perform-
2) Always wear protective gloves when handling
the cutting device.
3) Make sure the blades are well sharpened. All
operations on the blades require a certain level
of experience and specialised tools. For safety
reasons, take them to a specialised centre to be
4) For safety reasons, never use the machine
with worn or damaged parts. Damaged parts are
to be replaced and never repaired. Only use orig-
inal spare parts. Parts that are not of the same
quality can seriously damage the equipment and
5) Store the machine out of the reach of children!
E) TRANSPORTATION AND HANDLING
1) Whenever the machine is to be handled or
transported you must:
– turn off the engine, wait for the blades to stop
and diconnect the spark plug cap;
– apply the protection devices to the blades;
– only hold the machine using the handgrips and
position the blades in the opposite direction to
that used during operations.
2) When using a vehicle to transport the
machine, position it so that it can cause no dan-
ger to persons and fasten it firmly in place to
avoid it from tipping over, which may cause
damage or fuel spillage.
3. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS