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Operator's manual
355FX 355FXT
355RX 355FRM
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions
before using the machine.
E E E E n n n n g g g g l l l l i i i i s s s s h h h h

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    Operator′s manual 355FX 355FXT 355RX 355FRM Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine. E E E E n n n n g g g g l l l l i i i i s s s s h h h h...

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    KEY T O SYMBOLS Symbols W ARNING! Clearing saws, Wear sturdy, non-slip boots. brushcutters and trimmers can be dangerous! Careless or incorrect use can result in serious or fatal injury to the operator or others. It is extremely important that you read and understand the contents of the Only use non-metallic, flexible operator’s manual.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Contents Note the following before starting: KEY TO SYMBOLS Symbols • Please read the operator’s manual carefully. CONTENTS Contents WARNING! Long-term exposure to noise can result in permanent hearing Note the following before starting: impairment. So always use approved INTRODUCTION hearing protection.

  • Page 4: Introduction

    The business concept is to develop, manufacture and market motor driven products for forestry and gardening as well as for building and construction industry. Husqvarna ′ s aim is also to be in the front edge according to ergonomics, usability, security and environmental protection.

  • Page 5: What Is What

    WHA T IS WHA T? What is what on the c learing saw? (355RX) Locking nut 19 Adjusting the throttle wire Bevel gear 20 Throttle control Grease filler cap, bevel gear 21 Trimmer head Shaft 22 Metal cup Handle adjustment 23 Drive disc Support eyes for harness 24 Cutting attachment guard...

  • Page 6: What Is What On The Clearing Saw

    WHA T IS WHA T? What is what on the c learing saw? (355FX, 355FXT) Locking nut 16 Handlebar Bevel gear 17 Air purge Grease filler cap, bevel gear 18 Decompression valve Shaft 19 Choke control Switch for heated handle (355FXT) 20 Support flange...

  • Page 7: What Is What On The Clearing Saw

    WHA T IS WHA T? What is what on the c learing saw? (355FRM) Bevel gear 16 Air purge Grease filler cap, bevel gear 17 Decompression valve Shaft 18 Choke control Throttle control 19 Cutting attachment guard Stop switch 20 Drive disc Start throttle button 21 Shredder blade Throttle lockout...

  • Page 8: General Safety Precautions

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECA UTIONS Impor tant Personal protective equipment IMPORTANT! IMPOR TANT! The machine is only designed for trimming grass, grass A clearing saw, brushcutter or trimmer can be clearing and/or forestry clearing. dangerous if used incorrectly or carelessly, and can cause serious or fatal injury to the operator or others.

  • Page 9: Machine's Safety Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Throttle lockout BOOTS Wear boots with steel toe-caps and non-slip sole. The throttle lockout is designed to prevent accidental operation of the throttle control. When you press the lock (A) (i.e. when you grasp the handle) it releases the throttle control (B).

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    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS be checked. See instructions under the heading Vibration damping system Maintenance. Your machine is equipped with a vibration damping system that is designed to minimize vibration and make operation easier. Use of incorrectly wound cord or an incorrect cutting attachment increases the level of vibration.

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    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS saw. Certain harnesses also have a quick release fitted to If the muffler on your machine is fitted with a spark the support hook. arrestor mesh this must be cleaned regularly. A blocked mesh will cause the engine to overheat and may lead to serious damage.

  • Page 12: Cutting Equipment

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS should operate the socket spanner when loosening or WARNING! Always stop the engine tightening the nut. before doing any work on the cutting attachment. This continues to rotate even after the throttle has been released. Ensure that the cutting attachment has stopped completely and disconnect the HT lead from the spark plug before you start to work on it.

  • Page 13: Sharpening Grass Cutters And Grass Blades

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Sharpening the saw blade Keep the correct setting on the saw blade! Follow our instructions and use the recommended setting tool. An incorrectly set saw blade increases the risk of jamming and blade thrust, and damage to the saw blade. •...

  • Page 14: Trimmer Head

    GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Trimmer head IMPORTANT! Always ensure the trimmer cord is wound tightly and evenly around the drum, otherwise the machine will generate harmful vibration. • Only use the recommended trimmer heads and trimmer cords. These have been tested by the manufacturer to suit a particular engine size.

  • Page 15: Assembly

    ASSEMBLY Assembling the handlebar and Transport position, handlebar throttle • The handlebar can easily be turned to fit along the shaft for easier transportation and storage. CAUTION! Some models have the throttle handle fitted at • Loosen the knob. Turn the handlebar clockwise so that the factory.

  • Page 16: Fitting The Blade Guard/combination Guard, Grass Blade And Ball-bearing-mounted Support Cup

    Technical data. housing. • Insert the locking pin (C) in the hole to lock the shaft. 355FX, 355FXT • Position the blade (D) with the drive disk (B). Make • The blade guard (A) is fitted using 4 screws (L) as sure that the blade is centered by fitting it to the guide...

  • Page 17: Fitting Other Guards And Cutting Attachments

    ASSEMBLY • Then fasten the blade guard (A) with 4 bolts (L) in the operate the socket spanner when loosening or tightening holder (N). the nut. Fitting other guards and cutting • Fit the drive disc (B) on the output shaft. attachments •...

  • Page 18: Adjusting The Harness And Clearing Saw

    ASSEMBLY • Screw on the trimmer head/plastic blades (H) in the Adjusting the harness opposite direction to the direction of rotation. Tighten the hip strap so that it sits securely. Tighten the chest strap under your left arm so that it fits closely around your body.

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    ASSEMBLY Correct height Grass clearing Let the blade balance at a comfortable cutting height, Forestry clearing i.e. close to the ground. The machine should be supported in a harness when forestry clearing so that the cutting equipment is angled slightly forwards in relation to the ground. Adjust the height using the strap on the harness for the support hook.

  • Page 20: Fuel Handling

    Two-stroke oil • For best results and performance use HUSQVARNA WARNING! Take care when handling fuel. two-stroke engine oil, which is specially formulated for Bear in mind the risk of fire, explosion our air-cooled two-stroke engines.

  • Page 21: Fuelling

    FUEL HANDLING Mixing Fuelling • Always mix the petrol and oil in a clean container intended for fuel. • Always start by filling half the amount of the petrol to be used. Then add the entire amount of oil. Mix WARNING! Taking the following (shake) the fuel mixture.

  • Page 22: Starting And Stopping

    Use the same starting procedure as for a cold engine but without setting the choke control in the choke position. Start throttle: (355FX, 355FXT, 355RX, 355FRM) Set the throttle to the start position by moving the choke control to the choke position and then returning it to its original position.

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    STARTING AND STOPPING and the throttle trigger, followed by the start throttle 355FX, 355FXT button. The throttle function is now activated. To return the engine to idle, press the throttle lockout and throttle trigger again. Heated handles 355FXT Starting Models equipped with heating elements in the handles have an on/off switch on the throttle handle to control the heat.

  • Page 24: Working Techniques

    WORKING TECHNIQUES General working instructions Take great care when cutting a tree that is in tension. A tree that is in tension may spring back to its normal position before or after being cut. If you position IMPORTANT! yourself incorrectly or make the cut in the wrong place This section describes the basic safety precautions for the tree may hit you or the machine and cause you to working with clearing saws and trimmers.

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    WORKING TECHNIQUES The ABC of clearing Working methods • Always use the correct equipment. WARNING! Machines fitted with saw • Make sure the equipment is well adjusted. blades or grass blades can be thrown violently to the side when the blade •...

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    WORKING TECHNIQUES conditions, so that cleared stems fall in the cleared 3 o’clock and 5 o’clock so that the direction of rotation area of the stand. of the blade pushes the bottom of the tree to the left. • To fell a tree forwards, the bottom of the tree should be pulled backwards.

  • Page 27: Brush Cutting With A Saw Blade

    WORKING TECHNIQUES Brush cutting with a saw blade • Let the support cup rest lightly against the ground. It is used to protect the blade from hitting the ground. • Reduce the risk of material wrapping around the blade by following these instructions: 1Always work at full throttle.

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    WORKING TECHNIQUES Cutting • The trimmer is ideal for cutting grass that is difficult to reach using a normal lawn mower. Keep the cord parallel to the ground when cutting. Avoid pressing the trimmer head against the ground as this can ruin the lawn and damage the tool.

  • Page 29: Maintenance

    The L and H-jets are used to adjust the supply of fuel to match the rate that air is admitted, which is Your Husqvarna product has been designed and controlled with the throttle. If they are screwed manufactured to specifications that reduce harmful clockwise the air/fuel ratio becomes leaner (less fuel) emissions.

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    MAINTENANCE Low speed jet L Setting procedure with a load (Trimmer head should be used) Try to find the highest idle speed by turning the low speed Ensure the length of the trimmer cord is correct, i.e. jet L clockwise then anti-clockwise. When the highest exactly reaches the knife on the trimmer guard.

  • Page 31: Muffler

    MAINTENANCE Cooling system Proceed as follows: Run the machine at idle. Press the start throttle lock as described under the heading Starting and stopping. If the start throttle speed is too low (below 4000 rpm), To achieve correct operating temperature, the machine turn the adjuster screw A clockwise until the cutting must be equipped with a cooling system.

  • Page 32: Bevel Gear

    Running problems can occur when using the machine in should check that the bevel gear is filled three-quarters the cold and snowy conditions caused by: full with grease. Use HUSQVARNA special grease. • Too low engine temperature. The grease in the bevel gear does not normally need to be changed except if repairs are carried out.

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    MAINTENANCE Temperature 0°C or colder: Temperature -5°C or colder: Fit the covers for the starter housing and air filter holder Dismantle the machine’s wear guard, and fit the wear using the three screws provided as shown in the figure. guard from the winter kit as shown in the figure. Pay particular attention that the opening on the air duct is positioned in the centre of the hole in the air filter holder.

  • Page 34: Maintenance Schedule

    MAINTENANCE Maintenance schedule The following is a list of the maintenance that must be performed on the machine. Most of the items are described in the Maintenance section. The user must only carry out the maintenance and service work described in this Operator’s Manual.

  • Page 35: Technical Data

    TECHNICAL DATA Technical data 355FX 355FXT 355RX 355FRM Engine Cylinder displacement, cm 53,3 53,3 53,3 53,3 Cylinder bore, mm Stroke, mm 33,5 33,5 33,5 33,5 Idle speed, rpm 2800 2800 2800 2800 Recommended max. speed, rpm 13000 13000 12000 12000...

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    TECHNICAL DATA 355FX, 355FXT Approved accessories Type Cutting attachment guard, Art. no. Centre hole in blades/cutters, Ø 25,4 mm Output shaft thread M12 Multi 275-4 (Ø 275 4 teeth) Set 502 46 49-01 Grass blade/grass cutter Multi 300-3 (Ø 300 3 teeth) Set 502 46 49-01 Multi 350-3 (Ø...

  • Page 37: Ec-declaration Of Conformity

    We, Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel: +46-36-146500, declare that the clearing saws Husqvarna 355RX, 355FRM, 355FX and 355FXT with serial numbers dating from 2007 onwards (the year is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the serial number), comply with the requirements of the COUNCIL’S DIRECTIVE: - of June 22, 1998 ”relating to machinery”...

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    Trimmy SII 7,0 m 12 cm 5" ~ 3,5 m ~ 15 cm "Clic" 35-50 NM...

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    T45, T45x 10 m 10 cm 4" 4,3 m 15 cm "Clic" 6"...

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    T55x A 2,7 - 4,0 mm / .105 - .160" B 8 m / 26’ C 15 cm / 5.9" "Clic" 15 cm 6"...

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This manual also for:

355rx, 355fxt, 355frm

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