How to Properly Customize a Trimmer For Yourself
Working with a trimmer is much more convenient and easier with a special belt. Thanks to him, the operator can mow large areas of grass for several hours without pain in the joints and muscles. The design of the two-shoulder belt is designed in such a way that the brushcutter is held with the help of the fasteners itself. Without the help of hands. She only needs to set the direction, and she will do the rest herself. How to properly attach the belt to the trimmer and adjust it for yourself to ease the load, and we will talk about this material.
Trimmer Backpack Strap. Intended Use
Many models of trimmers are equipped with a regular slanting belt. However, for work, it is best to purchase a backpack belt that is specifically designed for scythes. Thanks to the thoughtful design, it evenly distributes the weight of the device to the whole body. Padded shoulder pads reduce severity and relieve pain in the forearms. A rigid back disperses the load between the upper and lower parts of the back, excluding the lower back. Shock-resistant protection for the thigh prevents the brushcutter from contacting the leg so that it does not rub and does not transmit vibration. In addition, the belt provides:
- Convenient transportation of the trimmer;
- Comfort during operation due to ergonomic position of the braid relative to the body;
- Safety at work. A knapsack belt prevents the scythe from slipping out of your hands when hard objects get under the knife.
What is a backpack belt
It should be understood that the weight of the dressed brushcutter is on average 6–9 kg. And this device must be kept in limbo all the time. In order to evenly distribute the load, the backpack belt seems to encircle the body from all sides. The main load falls on the shoulders and back, so its upper part is complemented by wide foam inserts and fabric straps. Then the belts descend along the body and with the help of a quick-detachable clip are connected to each other in the area of the chest or abdomen. And so that when loading the belt does not crash into the body, a wide and durable lining is provided. A plastic foot protector is attached to the belt. It has a carbine for attaching to the trimmer and spring cushioning. Easy to unfasten and fasten motokosa provides a quick-release latch located on top.
On a note! Different models of knapsack belts may differ among themselves in the design of locks, carbines, the presence or absence of additional pads and latches. However, the principle of design and operation is the same for them.
To ensure a comfortable working environment, you need to be able to correctly wear a backpack belt. This process requires some skill, but then, after adjusting the satchel for yourself for the first time, it will be worn much faster and easier.
Hook height adjustment
The most important thing is to adjust the belt so that the trimmer is at the right level from the ground. To do this, raise or lower the height of the hook, which is done by tightening the shoulder straps until the holder is below the hips by 10-15 cm (palm width). In this case, the knife of the attached braid should be parallel to the surface, that is, in strictly horizontal position.
On a note! If the trimmer is attached too high, this will severely limit grass grabbing.
Balancing the scythe by moving the abalone
After fixing the required height for yourself, you need to balance the trimmer. To do this, the ear is rearranged, with the help of which the device is suspended from the belt, forward or backward. As a result, you need to attach the belt to the trimmer so that when releasing the steering wheel, the knife or saw blade did not lie on the ground, but hung over it, without touching the surface. How far it will be located depends on the goals set.
Advice! A distance of 20-30 cm above the ground is suitable for mowing tall grass, and for lawns you need 5-10 cm.
Shoulder strap adjustment
So that the load is distributed evenly on the shoulders and back, you need to adjust the shoulder straps well. To do this, it is enough to tighten or relax the straps. They should not dig into the body or hang down. To understand how the weight will be dispersed, you can, if you press your own hands on the hook for hanging the braids.
Securing the brushcutter to the belt
Depending on the model, the gasoline braid can be mounted on a belt using a strap or loop. In the latter case, to balance, you need to move it around the bar to get the desired result. In some cases, shock absorption mechanisms are provided that smooth out the vibration and soften the sharp jumps of the trimmer.
An important step in adjusting the knapsack belt is also to adjust the handles to the optimum level. When the operator will keep the motokosa, his hands should be relaxed, and his shoulders should be parallel to the body. Therefore, after fitting the two-shoulder belt, the two-handed mechanism should be adjusted by moving it up or down. It is necessary to achieve such a result that the hands only set the direction, and not hold the device. If after this the trimmer balance is again disturbed, you will have to repeat all the steps again.
Among the safest and most popular trimmers, products from German manufacturers (including Denzel) are especially valued, as they pay increased attention to quality and reliability. However, despite the brand and model, there are a number of rules that must be clearly known and observed when using the trimmer.
- Before use, it is necessary to familiarize yourself with the instruction manual.
- You can not work with the trimmer in a state of fatigue, illness, intoxication.
- It is forbidden to use the braid in explosive and fire hazardous areas.
- Do not mow during thunderstorms and rain, or after rain when the grass is wet.
- You can work only in the daytime, in good light conditions.
- Use only the type of fuel and lubricant that is suitable for the particular trimmer model.
- It is not recommended to repair the tool yourself.
- Do not touch rotating or heating elements during operation.
- Do not smoke or make fire during mowing, etc.
Important! When operating the trimmer, there are other factors unhealthy for health: increased noise, vibration, exhaust fumes, high temperature of some parts, flying branches, etc. To minimize risks, it is necessary to use protective clothing, glasses and headphones.
If you still have questions about adjusting the belt-backpack of a particular model of scythe, you can try to find the answers in the instruction manual that came with the product, or watch a on the Internet, where it is clearly and readily shown how to set up and adjust the belt together with the scythe.
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