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OPERATOR'SMANUAL FOR QUESTIONS , CALL 1 - 800 - 345 - 8746 in U . S . or 1 - 800 - 668 - 1238 in CANADA www . TrimmerPlus . com IMPORTANT MANUAL DO NOT THROW AWAY
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THANK YOU 3 - 6 Rules for Safe Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - 4 A . Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . Thank you for buying this quality product . This modern 5 B . Safety and International Symbols . . . . . . . . outdoor power tool will provide many hours of useful C . Know Your Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 service . You will find it to be a great labor - saving device . 7 - 9 This operator's manual provides you with easy - to - II . Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . understand operating instructions . Read the whole 7 A . Assembling the coupler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . manual and follow all the instructions to keep your new 8 - 9 B . Interchanging Nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . outdoor power tool in top operating condition . 10 III . Maintenance and Repair Instructions . . . . . . . 10 PRODUCT REFERENCES , ILLUSTRATIONS AND A . Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SPECIFICATIONS B . Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 C . Accessories / Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . All information , illustrations and specifications in this 11 IV . Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . manual are based on the latest product information available at the time of printing . We reserve the right to 12 V . Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . make changes at any time without notice . Copyright © 2001 MTD SOUTHWEST INC CONTENTS OF CARTON All Rights Reserved . This unit should consist of the following : TrimmerPlus ® is a registered trademark of MTD SOUTHWEST INC TB720r Turbo Blower Add - On SERVICE INFORMATION Flare Nozzle Concentrator Nozzle Service on this unit both within and after the warranty period should be performed only by an authorized and Hanger approved service dealer . Operator's Manual Dial : Product Registration Card • 1 - 800 - 345 - 8746 in the United States Or NOTE : This product has been rated for use on both gas • 1 - 800 - 668 - 1238 in Canada to obtain the listing of and electric powerheads . the authorized service dealer nearest you . DO NOT RETURN THE UNIT TO THE RETAILER . NOTE : PROOF OF PURCHASE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR WARRANTY SERVICE . Make sure this manual is carefully read and understood Read the Operator's Manual ( s ) and follow all before starting or operating this equipment . warnings and safety instructions . Failure to do so can result in serious injury to the operator THIS PRODUCT IS COVERED BY ONE OR MORE US and / or bystanders . PATENTS . OTHER PATENTS PENDING . The purpose of safety symbols is to attract your attention to possible dangers . The safety symbols , and will result in serious injury to yourself or to their explanations , deserve your careful attention and others . Always follow the safety precautionsnd to reduce the risk of fire , electric shock , a understanding . The safety warnings do not by I _ ANGER : Failure to obey a safety warning themselves eliminate any danger . The instructions or personal injury . warnings they give are not substitutes for proper accident prevention measures . , _ WARNING : Failure to obey a safety warning can result in injury to yourself and others . SYMBOL MEANING Always follow the safety precautions toand reduce the risk of fire , electric shock , personal injury . danger , warning , or caution . Attention is _ AFETY ALERT SYMBOL : Indicates required in order to avoid serious personal injury . May be used in conjunction with other may result in property damage or personal symbols or pictographs . injury to yourself or to others . Always follow NOTE : Advises you of information or instructions vital the safety precautions to reduce the risk of l _ AUTION : Failure to obey a safety warning to the operation or maintenance of the equipment . fire , electric shock , and personal injury . 2
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• IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION • • Move the unit at least 30 feet ( 9.1 m ) from the fueling READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS source and site before starting the engine . Do not smoke . Keep sparks and open flames away from the WARNING : When using the unit , the safety area while adding fuel or operating the unit . rules must be followed . For your own safety and that of bystanders , please read these • Never start or run the unit inside a closed room or instructions before operating the unit . Please building . Breathing exhaust fumes can kill . Operate this keep the instructions safe for later use . unit only in a well ventilated area outdoors . BEFORE OPERATING SPECIAL SAFETY WARNINGS FOR ELECTRIC • Carefully read and understand the operator's manual POWERHEADS AND TURBO BLOWERS of the unit that powers this attachment . • Read this operating instruction manual carefully . Be WARNING : To reduce the risk of electrical shock , use only extension cords approved for thoroughly familiar with the controls and the proper use outdoor use , such as an extension cord of cord of the equipment . Know how to stop the unit and type SW - A , SOW - A , STW - A , STOW - A , SJW - A , disengage the controls quickly . SJOW - A , SJTW - W or SJTOW - A . Extension • Do not operate this unit when tired , ill , or under the cords are available from your local retailer . Use influence of alcohol , drugs , or medication . only round - jacketed extension cords approved for outdoor use . • Never allow children to operate the equipment . Never allow adults unfamiliar with the instructions to use the • CORD SETS : Make sure your cord set is in good unit . Never allow adults to operate the equipment condition . When using a cord set , be sure to use a without proper instruction . cord that is heavy enough to carry the current that your unit will draw . An undersized cord set will cause a drop • All guards and safety attachments must be installed in line voltage resulting in loss of power and properly before operating the unit . overheating . See the operator's manual for the unit that • Inspect the unit before use . will power this add - on for the recommended cord size . • Keep the air intake opening clear of debris . • Inspect all extension cords and the unit power connection periodically . Look closely for deterioration , • Clear the area before each use . Remove all objects cuts or cracks in the insulation . Also inspect the such as rocks , broken glass , nails , wire , or string which connections for damage . Replace the cords if any can be thrown or become entangled in the attachment . defects or damage appear . SPECIAL SAFETY WARNINGS FOR GAS • Prevent disconnection of the turbo blower powerhead POWERHEADS AND TURBO BLOWERS from extension cord during operation by using a plug - WARNING : Gasoline is highly flammable , and its vapors receptacle retaining strap , connecto [ or by making a knot as shown below : can explode if ignited . Take the following precautions : • Store fuel only in containers specifically designed and Extension Turbo Blower Extension Turbo Blower approved for the storage of such materials . Cord Cord Cord • Always stop the engine and allow it to cool before filling the fuel tank . Never remove the cap of the fuel tank , or add fuel , when the engine is hot . Never operate the unit without the fuel cap securely in place . Loosen the fuel tank cap slowly to relieve any pressure in the tank . • Avoid dangerous environments . Never operate your unit in damp or wet conditions . Moisture is a shock • Mix and add fuel in a clean , well - ventilated area hazard . outdoors where there are no sparks or flames . Slowly • Do not use the unit in the rain . Do not use in or around remove the fuel cap only after stopping engine . Do not water . smoke while fueling or mixing fuel . Wipe up any spilled fuel from the unit immediately . • Do not handle the plug or unit with wet hands or • Avoid creating a source of ignition for spilled fuel . Do standing on any wet surfaces . not start the engine until fuel vapors dissipate . • Do not leave the unit plugged in when not in use , changing attachments or add - ons , or while being serviced . 3
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WHILE OPERATING • Stop and switch the unit to off for maintenance , repair , or for changing add - ons or other attachments . The unit • Keep bystanders , especially children and pets , at least must be stopped and the impeller no longer turning to 50 ft ( 15 m ) away . avoid injury . • Wear safety glasses or goggles that are marked as meeting • Use only genuine MTD replacement parts andfrom ANSI Z87 . 1 standards , and ear / hearing protection when accessories for this unit . These are available operating this unit . Wear a face or dust mask if the operation your authorized service dealer . Use of any non - MTD parts or accessories could lead to serious injury to the is dusty . user or damage to the unit , and void your warranty . • Wear heavy , long pants , boots , gloves and a long sleeve OTHER SAFETY WARNINGS shirt . Do not wear loose clothing , jewelry , short pants , sandals or go barefoot . Secure hair above shoulder level . • Allow the unit to cool before storing or transporting . Be sure to secure the unit while transporting . • Use the unit only in daylight or good artificial light . • Store the unit in a locked up and dry or high and dry • Use the right tool . Only use this tool for the purpose place to prevent unauthorized use or damage , out of intended . the reach of children . • Do not overreach , take extra care when working on • Never douse or squirt the unit with water or any other steep slopes or inclines . Always keep proper footing liquid . Keep handles dry , clean and free from debris . and balance . Clean unit and labels with a damp sponge . Clean after • Always hold the unit with both hands when operating . each use . Keep a firm grip on both the front and rear handle or • Keep these instructions . Refer to them often and use grips . them to instruct other users . If you loan someone this • Keep air intake opening clear of debris while blowing . unit , also loan them these instructions . • Never operate the unit without the a nozzle installed . • Only qualified personnel should perform any repairs • Never attempt to clear a clogged nozzle with the or maintenance procedures that are not described engine / motor running . in this manual . • Do not force unit . It will do the job better and with less • Check engine mounting bolts and other bolts at likelihood d injury at a rate for which it was designed . frequent intervals for proper tightness to be sure the • Do not operate the engine faster than the speed equipment is in safe working condition . needed to do the job . Do not run the engine at high • Inside a building store the machine away from ignition speed when not in use . sources . Allow the engine to cool before storing in any • Always stop the engine / motor when operation is enclosure . delayed or when walking from one location to another . • Always refer to the Operator's Manual instructions for . • If you strike or become entangled with a foreign object , important details if the unit is to be stored for an stop the engine / motor immediately and check for extended period . damage . Have any damage repaired before attempting • Do not attempt to repair the machine unless you have further operations . the proper tools , and instructions for disassembly and • Stop the unit IMMEDIATELY if you feel excessive repair of the machine . vibration . Vibration is a sign of trouble . Inspect thoroughly for loose nuts , bolts or damage before continuing . Repair or replace affected parts as SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS necessary . 4
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L SAFETY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS This operator's manual describes safety and international symbols and pictographs that may appear on this product . Read the operator's manual for complete safety , assembly , operating and maintenance and repair information . SYMBOL MEANING • SAFETY ALERT SYMBOL Indicates danger , warning , or caution . May be used in conjunction with other symbols or pictographs . • WARNING - READ OPERATOR'S MANUAL Read the Operator's Manual ( s ) and follow all warnings and safety instructions . Failure to do so © can result in serious injury to the operator and / or bystanders . WEAR EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION WARNING : The operation of any power tool can be the source of thrown objects and loud noise which can cause severe eye injury and hearing loss . Always wear safety glasses or goggles eye protection meeting ANSI Z87 . 1 standards and ear protection when operating this unit . Use a full face shield when needed . • KEEP BYSTANDERS AWAY WARNING : Keep all bystanders , especially children and pets , at least 50 feet ( 15 m ) from the operating area . • THROWN OBJECTS CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY WARNING : Do not operate unit without proper attachments and guards in place . BLOWER / VACUUM - ROTATING IMPELLER CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY WARNING : Stop the engine / motor before installing or removing tubes and bag , or before cleaning or performing any maintenance . Do not put hands or other objects into fan housing . Keep hands and feet away from rotating impeller . 5
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APPLICATIONS With Turbo Blower Add - On : • Up to 145 MPH Velocity Air Flow for Fast Clearing of Large Areas . • Flare Nozzle for Large Areas . • Concentrated Nozzle for Hard to Reach Places . _ Hanger Shaft Housing - F Housing / Air intake Concentrator Nozzle Flare Nozzle 6
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ASSEMBLING THE COUPLER NOTE : Aligning the release button with the guide recess will help installation ( Fig . 1 ) . The TrimmerPlus ® system enables the use of these optional add - ons . Blower / Vacuum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BV720r Coupler Release Button ' \ Cultivator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GC720r \ Primary Hole Hedge Trimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HS720r \ \ \ Edger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LE720r Sweeper / Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SB720r Straight Shaft Trimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SS725r Snow Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ST720r Turbo Blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TB720r I Tree Pruner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TP720r Lower Shaft Upper Shaft Housing Housing Knob / manual for unit to be used with this add - on [ , _ ARNING : Read and understand operator's prior to operation . Fig . 2 Removing the add - on : 3 . Turn the knob clockwise to tighten ( Fig . 3 ) . 1 . Turn the knob counterclockwise to loosen ( Fig . 1 ) . CAUTION : Lock the release button in the 2 . Press and hold the release button ( Fig . 1 ) . primary hole ( Fig . 2 ) and securely tighten the 3 . While firmly holding the upper shaft housing , pull the ] knob before operating this unit . snow thrower attachment out of the coupler ( Fig . 2 ) . Installing the add - on : and damage to the unit , shut unit off before zz / 0 I , _ WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury removing or installing add - ons . NOTE : To make installing or removing the add - on easier , place the unit on the ground or on a work bench . _ Knob 1 . Remove the hanger from the top of the shaft housing . 2 . Turn knob counterclockwise to loosen ( Fig . 1 ) . 3 . While firmly holding the add - on , push it straight into Fig . 3 the coupler ( Fig . 2 ) . ] Guide Recess Coupler system are to be used in the primary hole only . I ' Release Button Using the wrong hole could lead to personal / / x \ \ \ \ \ \ I , _ CAUTION : The add - ons with the coupler \ \ \ \ \ injury or damage to the unit . J The turbo blower add - on should be installed with the release button in the primary hole , Check Flex Shaft Engagement Prior to Using 1 . Start the unit . 2 . Briefly engage and release the trigger . 3 . Check that add - on is operating . Counterclockwise 4 . If the add - on is not operating , remove add - on and repeat steps for installing the add - on . Knob 5 . Recheck operation of add - on attachment . Fig . 1 7
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/ do not insert hands into nozzles when disconnect power source before removing , _ WARNING : To avoid serious personal injury , l _ WARNING : To reduce the risk of injury , | nozzles . 1 removing or installing them . INTERCHANGING NOZZLES INSTALLING FLARE OR CONCENTRATOR Use the following instructions to attach or interchange NOZZLE ONTO BLOWER HOUSING the two nozzles ( Figs . 4 and 5 ) . 1 . Align the indexing button on the inside of the nozzle with the detent on the housing ( Fig . 6 ) . 2 . Push the nozzle onto the housing and turn the nozzle clockwise until it locks ( Fig . 7 ) . Indexing Button on inside of NOTE : Make sure the nozzles are installed properly , with nozzle indexing button facing up , before operating the unit . Detent Flare Nozzle Fig . 4 Indexing Button Bu _ on on inside of nozzle Fig . 6 Concentrator Nozzle Fig . 5 Indexing Button Fig . 7
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REMOVING FLARE OR CONCENTRATOR USING THE CONCENTRATOR NOZZLE NOZZLE FROM BLOWER HOUSING Use the concentrator nozzle for hard to reach places such as corners in a garage or to control dust in a dust 1 . Grasp the nozzle and turn it counterclockwise laden environment ( Fig . 10 ) . approximately 45 until the indexing button on the inside of the nozzle snaps out of the detent in the blower housing ( Fig . 8 ) . Pull the nozzle off of the blower housing . Detent / Fig . 10 Indexing Button Fig . 8 USING THE FLARE NOZZLE Use the flare nozzle for large , hard surfaces such as driveways and sidewalks ( Fig . 9 ) . Fig . 9 9
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STORAGE ACCESSORIESIREPLACEMENT PARTS ConcentratorNozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 791 - I81633 • Check unit before storage tobe sure the equipment is in safe working condition . FlareNozzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 791 - I81632 • Stop the engine or motor . Use only original MTD replacement parts . • Store the unit indoors , in a dry and locked place , out of the reach of children . • Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels , as necessary . For gas powerhead units : • Allow the unit to cool before storing in any enclosure . • Drain fuel from unit . Never store the unit with fuel in the fuel tank inside a building where ignition sources are present such as hot water and space heaters , clothes dryers , etc . TRANSPORTING • Allow the unit to cool before transporting . • Secure the unit while transporting . For gas powerhead units : • Drain fuel from unit . • Tighten fuel cap before transporting . 10
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Weight of Attachment : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.375 Ibs . ( 1.531 kg ) Drive Shaft Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steel Tube Air Velocity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Up to 145 MPH 11
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MANUFACTURER'S LIMITED WARRANTY FOR : Trirnrner ° The limited warranty set forth below is given by MTD No implied warranty , including any implied warranty of SOUTHWEST INC ( " MTD " ) with respect with new merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose , merchandise purchased and used in the United States , its applies after the applicable period of express written possessions and territories . warranty above as to the parts as identified . No other express warranty or guaranty , whether written or oral , MTD warrants this product against defects in material and except as mentioned above , given by any person or workmanship for a period of two ( 2 ) years commencing on the entity , including a dealer or retailer , with respect to any date of original purchase and will , at its option , repair or product shall bind MTD . During the period of the replace , free of charge , any part found to be defective in Warranty , the exclusive remedy is repair or replacementot material or workmanship . This limited warranty shall only apply of the product as set forth above . ( Some states do n if this product has been operated and maintained in allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts , so accordance with the Operator's Manual furnished with the the above limitation may not apply to you . ) product , and has not been subject to misuse , abuse , commercial use , neglect , accident , improper maintenance , The provisions as set forth in this Warranty provide the alteration , vandalism , theft , fire , water , or damage because of sole and exclusive remedy arising from the sales , MTD other peril or natural disaster . Damage resulting from the shall not be liable for incidental or consequential loss or installation or use of any accessory or attachment not damages including , without limitation , expenses approved by MTD for use with the product ( s ) covered by this incurred for substitute or replacement lawn care manual will void your warranty as to any resulting damage . services , for transportation or for related expenses , or for rental expenses to temporarily replace a warranted This warranty is limited to ninety ( 90 ) days from the date of product . ( Some states do not allow limitations on how long original retail purchase for any MTD product that is used for an implied warranty lasts , so the above limitation may not rental or commercial purposes , or any other income - apply to you . ) producing purpose . In no event shall recovery of any kind be greater than the HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE : Warranty service is available , amount of the purchase price of the product sold . Alteration of WITH PROOF OF PURCHASE THROUGH YOUR LOCAL the safety features of the product shall void this Warranty . You AUTHORIZED SERVICE DEALER . To locate the dealer in your assume the risk and liability for loss , damage , or injury to you area , please check for a listing in the Yellow Pages or contact and your property and / or to others and their property arising the Customer Service Department of MTD SOUTHWEST INC out of the use or misuse or inability to use the product . by calling 1 - 800 - 345 - 8746 or writing to 550 N 54th Street , Chandler , Arizona 85226 or if in Canada call 1 - 800 - 668 - 1238 . This limited warranty shall not extend to anyone other than No product returned directly to the factory will be accepted the original purchaser , original lessee or the person for unless prior written permission has been extended by the whom it was purchased as a gift . Customer Service Department of MTD SOUTHWEST INC . How State Law Relates to this Warranty : This warranty This limited warranty does not provide coverage in the gives you specific legal rights , and you may also have other following cases : rights which vary from state to state . A . Wear items - Bump Knobs , Outer Spools , Cutting Line , To locate your nearest service dealer dial 1 - 800 - 345 - 8746 in the United States or Inner Reels , Starter Pulley , Starter Ropes , Drive Belts 1 - 800 - 668 - I 238 in Canada . B . MTD does not extend any warranty for products sold or exported outside of the United States of America , its possessions and territories , except those sold through MTD's authorized channels of export distribution MTD SOUTHWEST INC MTD reserves the right to change or improve the design of 550 N . 54th Street any TrimmerPlus ® Product without assuming any obligation to modify any product previously manufactured . Chandler , AZ 85226 U . S . A . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE . FOR QUESTIONS CALL 1 - 800 - 345 - 8746 IN U . S . OR 1 - 800 - 668 - 1238 IN CANADA OPERATOR'S MANUAL PART NO . 10728 REV . P00 PRINTED IN U . S . A . 11 / 01
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