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Husqvarna 236R Operator's Manual: Working Techniques; General Working Instructions; Basic Safety Rules

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General working instructions

This section describes the basic safety precautions for
working with brush cutters and trimmers.
If you encounter a situation where you are uncertain
how to proceed you should ask an expert. Contact your
dealer or your service workshop.
Avoid all usage which you consider to be beyond your
You must understand the difference between forestry
clearing, grass clearing and grass trimming before use.

Basic safety rules

Look around you:
To ensure that people, animals or other things cannot
affect your control of the machine.
To ensure that people, animals, etc., do not come into
contact with the cutting attachment or loose objects
that are thrown out by the cutting attachment.
NB! Do not use the machine unless you are able to
call for help in the event of an accident.
Inspect the working area. Remove all loose objects,
such as stones, broken glass, nails, steel wire, string,
etc. that could be thrown out or become wrapped
around the cutting attachment.
Do not use the machine in bad weather, such as
dense fog, heavy rain, strong wind, intense cold, etc.
Working in bad weather is tiring and often brings
added risks, such as icy ground, unpredictable felling
direction, etc.
Make sure you can move and stand safely. Check the
area around you for possible obstacles (roots, rocks,
branches, ditches, etc.) in case you have to move
suddenly. Take great care when working on sloping
Keep a good balance and a firm foothold.


Always hold the machine with both hands. Hold the
machine on the right side of your body.
Keep the cutting attachment below waist level.
Switch off the engine before moving to another area.
Fit the transport guard before carrying or transporting
the equipment any distance.
Never put the machine down with the engine running
unless you have it in clear sight.
WARNING! Neither the operator of the
machine nor anyone else may attempt to
remove the cut material while the engine
is running or the cutting equipment is
rotating, as this can result in serious
Stop the engine and cutting equipment
before you remove material that has
wound around the blade shaft as
otherwise there is a risk of injury. The
bevel gear can get hot during use and
may remain so for a while afterwards. You
could get burnt if you touch it.
WARNING! Watch out for thrown objects.
Always wear approved eye protection.
Never lean over the cutting attachment
guard. Stones, rubbish, etc. can be
thrown up into the eyes causing
blindness or serious injury.
Keep unauthorised persons at a
distance. Children, animals, onlookers
and helpers should be kept outside the
safety zone of 15 m. Stop the machine
immediately if anyone approaches. Never
swing the machine around without first
checking behind you to make sure no-
one is within the safety zone.



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