Brushcutter Maintenance

Daily routines

  • Clean the outside of the machine.
  • Make sure the harness is not damaged.
  • Make sure the throttle trigger lock and the throttle function correctly from a safety point of view.
  • Check that the stop switch functions.
  • Check that the cutting head does not rotate while idling.
  • Clean the air filter. Replace if necessary.
  • Check that the guard is undamaged and not cracked. Replace the guard if it has been exposed to impact or is cracked.
  • Check that the blade is well centred, is sharp, and is not cracked. An uncentred blade causes vibrations that can result in damage to the machine.
  • Check that the blade is well centred, is sharp, and is not cracked. An uncentred blade causes vibrations that can result in damage to the machine.
  • Check that the trimmer head is undamaged and not cracked. Replace the trimmer head if necessary.
  • Check that the locking nut is tight.
  • Check that the blade‘s transport guard is intact and that it can be secured correctly.
  • Check that all nuts and screws are tightened.

Weekly routines

  • Check the starter, the starter cord and the return spring
  • Make sure that the vibration damping elements are not damaged.
  • Clean the outside of the spark plug. Remove and check the electrode gap. Adjust the gap to 0.5 mm or change the spark plug.
  • Clean the cooling fins on the flywheel.
  • Clean or replace the muffler’s spark arrest screen (not on mufflers with a catalytic converter).
  • Clean the carburettor area.
  • Clean the cooling fins on the cylinder and check that the air intake in the starter unit is not blocked.
  • Check that the angle gear is 3/4 filled with grease. Fill if necessary using special grease

Monthly routines

  • Clean the fuel tank.
  • Clean the carburettor and the area surrounding it.
  • Clean the fan and the area around it.
  • Check the fuel filter and the fuel pipe, replace if necessary.
  • Check all cables and connections.
  • Check the clutch, clutch springs and the clutch drum with regard to wear. Replace if necessary.