Dolmar HT-2556 D, HT-2576 E User Manual

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Instruction Manual

Important:

Read this instruction manual carefully before putting the hedge trimmer into operation and strictly observe the safety regulations!

Keep this instruction manual!

HT-2556 D

HT-2576 E

http://www.dolmar.com

Thank you for purchasing a DOLMAR product!

CongratulationsonyournewDOLMARpowerhedgetrimmer!We hope that you will be satisfied with this modern tool. DOLMAR is the world’s oldest manufacturer of power chainsaws (since 1927). We have the longest experience in the business, and every DOLMAR hedge trimmer benefits from that experience.

The HT-2556 D and HT-2576 E models are especially handy and robust hedge trimmers, with plenty of performance and a good power-to-weight ratio.

The ergonomic design of the grips and controls make for comfortable and untiring operation during extensive jobs.

The safety features of the HT-2556 D and HT-2576 E hedge trimmers are the current state of the art and comply with all national and international safety regulations. They comprise hand protection features on the front grips and a safety cutoff.

In order to ensure the proper functioning and performance of your new hedge trimmer, and to safeguard your own personal safety, it is imperative that you read this instruction manual thoroughly before operation. Be especially careful to observe all safety precautions! Failure to observe these precautions can lead to severe injury or death!

EU Conformity Declaration

The undersigned, Shigeharu Kominami and Rainer Bergfeld, as authorized by DOLMAR GmbH, declare that the DOLMAR machines,

Type: Hedge trimmer

HT-2556 D

HT-2576 E

manufactured by DOLMAR GmbH, Jenfelder Str. 38, 22045 Hamburg, Germany, conforms to the basic safety and health requirements of the applicable EU guidelines:

EU Machine guideline 98/37/ EG, EU EMC guideline 89/336/

EWG (modified by 91/263/ EWG, 92/31/ EWG and 93/68/

EWG), Noise emission 2000/14/EG.

The most important standards applied to properly meet the requirements of the above EU guidelines were: EN 774.

The conformity assessment procedure 2000/14/EG was performed per Annex V. HT-2556: The measured noise level (Lwa) is 107 dB(A). The guaranteed noise level (Ld) is 109 dB(A).

HT-2576: The measured noise level (Lwa) is 110 dB(A). The guaranteed noise level (Ld) is 111 dB(A).

Hamburg, 1.3.2006

For DOLMAR GmbH

Shigeharu Kominami

Rainer Bergfeld

Managing Director

Managing Director

Table of contents

Page

Conformity Declaration ......................................................

2

Packaging ............................................................................

2

Delivery inventory ...............................................................

3

Symbols ...............................................................................

3

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

 

General precautions ........................................................

4

Protective equipment .......................................................

4

Fuels / Refuelling ..........................................................

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Putting into operation ......................................................

5

Working technique ...........................................................

6

Transport and storage .....................................................

6

Maintenance ....................................................................

6

First aid ............................................................................

6

Technical data .....................................................................

7

Designation of components ...............................................

7

PUTTING INTO OPERATION

 

Fuels ................................................................................

8

The Storage of Fuel .........................................................

8

Refuelling.........................................................................

9

Starting position HT-2556 D ............................................

9

Starting position HT-2576 E ............................................

9

Cold start .......................................................................

10

Warm start .....................................................................

10

Stopping the engine ......................................................

10

Adjusting the carburetor (idle speed) ..............................

10

Tips on hedge-trimming ...................................................

11

MAINTENANCE

 

General ..........................................................................

12

Adjusting the cutter slide play ........................................

12

Cleaning the air filter insert ............................................

12

Replacing the spark plug ...............................................

13

Checking the ignition spark ...........................................

13

Checking the muffler screws /

 

Checking the exhaust outlet ..........................................

13

Replacing the suction head ...........................................

14

Lubricating the drive ......................................................

14

Instructions for periodic maintenance ............................

14

Service, spare parts and guarantee ................................

15

Trouble shooting ...............................................................

16

Extract from spare parts list ............................................

16

Service centres (see enclosure)

 

Packaging

Your DOLMAR hedge trimmer is delivered in a cardboard box to protect it during shipping.

Cardboard is a basic raw material and is consequently reuseable or suitable for recycling (waste paper recycling).

Delivery inventory

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1.Hedge trimmer HT-2576 E (depending on order)

2.Hedge trimmer HT-2556 D (depending on order)

3.Knife guard

4.Universal wrench

5.Instruction Manual (not shown)

In case one of the parts listed should not be included in the delivery inventory, please consult your sales agent.

Symbols

You will notice the following symbols on the hedge trimmer and in the Instruction Manual:

Read Instruction Manual and follow all warnings and safety instructions!

Particular care and attention!

Forbidden!

Wear eye and hearing protection!

Wear protective gloves!

No smoking!

No open fire!

Fuel and oil mixture

Cold starting lever (Choke)

Start engine

Switch off motor!

On/Off switch

First aid

Recycling

Stop engine!

 

 

 

CE-marking

 

 

 

 

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

General precautions

-In order to ensure safe operation, the operator must read this instruction manual to familiarize him or herself with the operation of the hedge trimmer. Users insufficiently informed will endanger themselves as well as others due to improper handling.

-Lend the hedge trimmer only to persons who are experienced in the use of such machines. Always give the the instruction manual.

-First-time users should ask the salesperson to familiarize them with the characteristics of power trimmers.

-Persons under 18 years of age must not be allowed to operate the hedge trimmer. Persons over the age of 16 years may, however, use the hedge trimmer for instructional purposes as long as they are under the supervision of a qualified individual.

-Always pay the utmost attention when using the hedge trimmer!

-Use the hedge trimmer only if you are in good physical condition. If you are tired, your attention will be reduced. Be especially careful at the end of a working day. Perform all work calmly and carefully. The user is responsible for all damages to third parties.

-Never use the trimmer when under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication.

-A fire extinguisher must be available in the immediate vicinity when working in easily inflammable vegetation or when it has not rained for a long time (danger of fire).

Protective equipment

-In order to prevent, eye, hand and foot injuries as well as hearing loss, always wear the protective clothing and gear described in the floowing when working with the hedge trimmer.

-Clothingshouldbeappropriate,i.e.snuglyfittingbutnotsotight as to be a hindrance. Do not wear jewellery or clothing which could get caught on twigs and branches. If you have long hair, always wear a hairnet!

-Eye protection (1) keeps wood chips out of the eyes. It is important to wear protective goggles or face protection whenever working with the hedge trimmer, in order to prevent eye injury.

-Wear adequate hearing protection equipment (ear muffs (2), ear plugs, etc.). Octave brand analysis upon request.

-The safety jacket (3) is provided with special signal-coloured shoulder straps and is comfortable and easy to care for. We strongly recommend its use.

-The protective brace and bib overall (4) is made of a nylon fabric with 22 layers and protects against cuts. We strongly recommend its use.

-Work gloves (5) of stout leather are part of the basic equipment of the hedge trimmer and must always be worn when working with it.

-During operation of the hedge trimmer safety shoes or safety boots (6) fitted with anti skid sole, steel toe caps and protection for the leg must always to be worn. Safety shoes equipped with a protective layer provide protection against cuts and ensure a secure footing.

Fuels / Refuelling

-Stop the engine before refuelling the hedge trimmer.

-Do not smoke or work near open fires (5).

-Let the engine cool down before refuelling.

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-Fuels can contain substances similar to solvents. Eyes and skin should not come in contact with mineral oil products.Always wear protective gloves when refuelling. Frequently clean and change protective clothes. Do not breathe in fuel vapors. Inhalation of fuel vapours can be hazardous to your health.

-Do not spill fuel or oil. When you have spilt fuel or oil immediately clean the hedge trimmer. Fuel should not come in contact with clothes. If your clothes have come in contact with fuel, change them et once.

-Ensure that no fuel or oil oozes into the soil (environmental protection). Use an appropriate base.

-Refuelling is not allowed in closed rooms. Fuel vapors will accumulate near the floor (explosion hazard).

-Ensure to firmly tighten the screw plugs of the fuel tank.

-Change the place before starting the hedge trimmer (at least 3 m from the place of refuelling) (6).

-Fuel cannot be stored for an unlimited period of time. Buy only as much as will be consumed in the near future.

-Use only approved and marked containers for the transport and storage of fuel. Ensure children have no access to fuel.

Starting operation

-Do not work on your own. Another person must be nearby in case of emergencies (within shouting distance).

-Make sure that there are no children or other persons within the hedge trimmer work zone (at least 15 m / 50 ft. away). Look out for animals (7).

-Before starting work check to make sure that the trimmer is in good and safe working order. This is a must!

Be certain that screws and bolts are tightly seated, the cutter is sharp and undamaged, the throttle works easily, the safety cutoff functions properly, the grips are clean and dry and the Start/Stop switch works properly.

-The hedge trimmer must not be used unless fully assembled!

-Make sure you have a secure footing before starting operation.

-Start the trimmer only as described in the Instruction Manual (8 or 9). Do not use any other starting methods.

-During starting, place the tool on a stable surface and hold it steady. The cutter most not be obstructed.

-Always hold the trimmer with both hands when working. One hand on the rear grip, the other on the front grip. Hold each grip with your thumb around it.

-CAUTION: The blade will still run for a short time after you release the throttle (free-running effect).

-Before starting the hedge trimmer ensure that you have a safe footing.

-Use the trimmer in such a way that exhaust cannot be inhaled. Do not work in enclosed spaces (poisoning hazard).

-Immediately turn off the engine if there is any noticeable change in the way the tool runs.

-Always turn off the engine before checking the condition of the tool, taking care of problems or refuelling (10).

-Always turn off the engine before removing any jammed cuttings from the cutter.

-If the cutter touches rocks, nails or other hard objects, immediately switch off the engine and check the blade.

-When stopping work or leaving the working place switch off the hedge trimmer (10) and put it down such that nobody is endangered.

-Do not put the overheated power hedge trimmer in dry grass or on any inflammable objects. The muffler is very hot (danger of fire).

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HT-2556 D

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HT-2576 E

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Maintenance

Stopping work

Refuelling

Transport

Putting out of function

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Working technique

-Work only in good lighting and visibility. Be especially careful on slippery and wet surfaces, ice, and snow (danger of slipping).

-Never work on an unstable surface. Pay attention to obstacles in the work area - risk of stumbling! Pay constant attention to good footing.

-Never cut above your shoulder height.

-Never use the trimmer while standing on a ladder.

-Do not bend too far over while working.

-Always cut away from your body.

-Do not allow the cutter to touch the ground when running.

-Never touch the cutter during operation!

-Do not use the cutter to lift or push away pieces of wood or other objects.

-Keep the trimming area free of foreign objects such as sand, rocks, nails etc. These and other foreign objects will damage the cutter.

-Be especially careful around wire fences. Do not touch the wire with the cutter.

-Always start the cut with the cutter running.

-The trimmer can cut twigs up to 8 mm diameter, but this depends on the species, age, moisture content and hardness of the wood.

-Cut thick branches to length with pruning shears before trimming the hedge.

-Do not start working until you have made sure that:

a)No other persons or animals are within the working area.

b)The trimmer operator can step back unhindered in the event of an emergency.

c)The ground is free of all foreign objects, brush, and branches. The operator must have a sure footing (risk of stumbling).

Transportation and storage

-Always turn off the trimmer for transportation and when moving from one workplace to another.

-Never carry or transport the trimmer with the cutter running!

-Never touch the cutter without protective gloves!

-Always put the supplied blade guard on the cutter before transporting the trimmer for long distances.

- Carry the trimmer only by the grips. The cutter should be pointing backwards.

- When carrying the hedge trimmer in a vehicle, make sure it is in a secure position. It should be transported only in the trunk or in a transport area separate from the driver.

-Store the trimmer with the blade guard on the cutter in a safe place in a dry room. Keep it out of reach of children. Never store the trimmer outdoors.

-After use, clean the trimmer, in particular the cutter. Oil the cutter lightly and put on the blade guard.

-Emtpy the fual tank completely before long-term storage or shipping the trimmer.

Maintenance

-Always switch off the trimmer and pull off the spark plug cap before doing any maintenance!

- Pay special attention to the proper condition of the trimmer, in particular the cutter, which should be undamaged and in proper condition.

-Operate the tool so as to minimize noise and emissions (do not operate the trimmer if the muffler is defective, and make sure to use the right fuel mixture).

-Regularly clean the trimmer.

-Check the fuel cap for a tight seal at regular intervals.

Follow the accident-prevention instructions and recommendations of your trade association or insurer.

Donotmakeanymodificationstothehedgetrimmer.Doing so will only endanger your safety.

Perform only the maintenance and repair works described in the instruction manual. All other work must be carried out by DOLMAR Service.

Use only original spare parts and accessories.

Using other than original DOLMAR parts or accessories brings a high risk of accidents. We cannot accept any responsibility for accidents and damage resulting from non-DOLMAR parts and accesories which have not been approved.

First aid

For the event of a possible accident, please make sure that a firstaidkitisalwaysimmediatelyavailablecloseby.Immediately replace any items used from the first aid box.

When calling for help, give the following information:

-Place of the accident

-What happened

-Number of injured

-Kind of injuries

-Your name!

NOTE

Individuals with poor circulation who are exposed to excessive vibration may experience injury to blood vessels or the nervous system.

Vibration may cause the following symptoms to occur in the fingers, hands or wrists: ”Falling asleep” (numbness), tingling, pain, stabbing sensation, alteration of skin colour or of the skin.

If any of these symptoms occur, see a physician!

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