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Operator’s manual
Manuel d’utilisation
Manual de instrucciones

560 BTS 570BTS 580BTS
560BFS 570BFS 580BFS
Please read the operator’s manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.
Lire attentivement et bien assimiler le manuel d’utilisation avant d’utiliser la machine.
Lea detenidamente el manual de instrucciones y asegúrese de entender su contenido antes de utilizar la máquina.

US (2-27)
CA (28-53)
UE (54- 79)

KEY TO SYMBOLS
Symbols
WARNING! The machine can be a
dangerous tool if used incorrectly or
carelessly, which can cause serious
or fatal injury to the operator or
others.
Please read the operator’s manual
carefully and make sure you
understand the instructions before
using the machine.

Always wear:


Hearing protection



Approved eye protection

Switch off the engine by moving the stop
switch to the STOP position before
carrying out any checks or
maintenance.
Always wear protective gloves.

Regular cleaning is required.

Visual check.

Protective goggles or a visor must be
worn.
Gloves should be worn when
necessary.

The blower can forcibly throw
objects that can bounce back.
This can result in serious eye
injuries if the recommended
safety equipment is not used.
The blower operator
must make sure that no
bystanders or animals
come nearer than 15
metres. Whenever
several operators are working in the same work area, they
should maintain a safe distance of at least 15 metres from
one another.
A breathing mask should be used
when there is a risk of dust.

Refuelling.

Choke lever in ”open position”.

Choke lever in ”closed position”.

The engine exhaust from this product
contains chemical known to the State
of California to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm.

Keep all parts of your body away
from hot surfaces.

Other symbols/decals on the
machine refer to special certification requirements
for certain markets.

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CONTENTS
Contents
KEY TO SYMBOLS
Symbols ................................................................
CONTENTS
Contents ...............................................................
Note the following before starting: ........................
INTRODUCTION
Dear customer! .....................................................
WHAT IS WHAT?
What is what on the blower? ................................
What is what on the blower? ................................
What is what on the blower? ................................
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
General .................................................................
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Personal protective equipment .............................
Machine′s safety equipment .................................
Checking, maintaining and servicing the
machine′s safety equipment .................................
General working instructions ................................
ASSEMBLY
Assembling the blow pipe and control handle ......
FUEL HANDLING
Fuel ......................................................................
Fueling ..................................................................
STARTING AND STOPPING
Star ting and stopping ...........................................
MAINTENANCE
General .................................................................
Carburetor ............................................................
Muffler ..................................................................
Cooling system .....................................................
Air intake screen ...................................................
Spark plug ............................................................
Air filter .................................................................
Shoulder strap ......................................................
Maintenance schedule .........................................
TECHNICAL DATA
Technical data ......................................................
FEDERAL AND CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
CONTROL WARRANTY STATEMENT
YOUR WARRANTY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

Note the following before
starting:
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Please read the operator’s manual carefully.

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WARNING! Under no circumstances may
the design of the machine be modified
without the permission of the
manufacturer. Always use genuine
accessories. Non-authorized
modifications and/or accessories can
result in serious personal injury or the
death of the operator or others.
Your warranty may not cover damage or
liability caused by the use of nonauthorized accessories or replacement
parts.

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WARNING! Long-term exposure to noise
can result in permanent hearing
impairment. So always use approved
hearing protection.

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WARNING! A blower is a dangerous tool
if used carelessly or incorrectly and can
cause serious, even fatal injuries. It is
extremely important that you read and
understand the contents of this
Operator’s manual.

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Jan. 2011

This decal certifies that the product has been approved in
accordance with American exhaust emissions
requirements EPA Ph III and CARB Tier III. The
Emissions Compliance Period referred to on the
Emissions Compliance label indicates the numbers of
operating hours for which the engine has been shown to
meet Federal and California emission requirements.
Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product
development and therefore reserves the right to modify
the design and appearance of products without prior
notice.
The machine is only designed for blowing lawns,
pathways, asphalt roads and the like.
For customer assistance, contact us at our website:
www.usa.husqvarna.com

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INTRODUCTION
Dear customer!
Congratulations on your choice to buy a Husqvarna product! Husqvarna is based on a tradition that dates back to 1689,
when the Swedish King Karl XI ordered the construction of a factory on the banks of the Huskvarna River, for production
of muskets. The location was logical, since water power was harnessed from the Huskvarna River to create the waterpowered plant. During over 300 years of continuous operation, the Husqvarna factory has produced a lot of different
products, from wood stoves to modern kitchen appliances, sewing machines, bicycles, motorcycles etc. In 1956, the first
motor driven lawn mowers appeared, followed by chain saws in 1959, and it is within this area Husqvarna is working
today.
Today Husqvarna is one of the leading manufacturers in the world of forest and garden products, with quality as our
highest priority. We develop, manufacture and market high quality motor driven products for forestry and gardening as
well as for building and construction industry.
Your purchase gives you access to professional help with repairs and service whenever this may be necessary. If the
retailer who sells your machine is not one of our authorized dealers, ask for the address of your nearest servicing dealer.
It is our wish that you will be satisfied with your product and that it will be your companion for a long time. Think of this
operator′s manual as a valuable document. By following its′ content (using, service, maintenance etc) the life span and
the second-hand value of the machine can be extended. If you ever lend or sell this machine, make sure that the
borrower or buyer gets the operator′s manual, so they will also know how to properly maintain and use it.
Thank you for using a Husqvarna product.
Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product development and therefore reserves the right to modify the design and
appearance of products without prior notice.
For customer assistance, contact us at our website: www.usa.husqvarna.com

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WHAT IS WHAT?
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What is what on the blower? 560BTS, 560BFS
1

Frame

2

Harness

15 Throttle setting lever. Stop switch positioned behind
lever. (BFS)

3

Engine cover

16 Stop switch with throttle position setting (BTS),

4

Fan shell

17 Throttle trigger (BTS)

5

Air intake screen

18 Handlebar (Accessory)

6

Fan

19 Elbow

7

Air filter

20 Clamp

8

Starter handle

21 Flexible hose

9

Fuel tank

22 Control pipe

10 Pad

23 Clamp

11 Spark plug

24 Intermediate pipe

12 Vibration damping system

25 Blow pipe

13 Choke control

26 Operator’s manual

14 Control handle/Operating handle

27 Combination spanner
28 Control handle/operating handle (BFS)

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WHAT IS WHAT?

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8

2

9

25

14

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19
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21

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23

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12

1
5

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10
12

6

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What is what on the blower? 570BTS, 580BTS
1

Frame

15 Stop switch with throttle position setting

2

Harness

16 Throttle trigger

3

Engine cover

17 Handlebar (Accessory)

4

Fan shell

18 Elbow

5

Air intake screen

19 Clamp

6

Fan

20 Flexible hose

7

Air filter

21 Control pipe

8

Starter handle

22 Clamp

9

Fuel tank

23 Intermediate pipe

10 Pad

24 Blow pipe

11 Spark plug

25 Flat nozzle (Accessory)

12 Vibration damping system

26 Operator’s manual

13 Choke control

27 Combination spanner

14 Control handle/Operating handle

6 – English

1154432-49 Rev. 1 2011-06-28

WHAT IS WHAT?

3

4
18

25

20

19

14

19
8

2

9

26

24

23

21
7

12

1
5

11
17

27

15

16

10

12

6

13

What is what on the blower? 570BFS, 580BFS
1

Frame

15 Stop switch with throttle position setting

2

Harness

16 Throttle trigger

3

Engine cover

17 Handlebar (Accessory)

4

Fan shell

18 Elbow

5

Air intake screen

19 Clamp

6

Fan

20 Flexible hose

7

Air filter

21 Control pipe

8

Starter handle

22 Clamp

9

Fuel tank

23 Intermediate pipe

10 Pad

24 Blow pipe

11 Spark plug

25 Flat nozzle (Accessory)

12 Vibration damping system

26 Operator’s manual

13 Choke control

27 Combination spanner

14 Control handle/Operating handle

1154432-49 Rev. 1 2011-06-28

English – 7

GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
General

Starting


Never start the machine indoors. Exhaust fumes can
be dangerous if inhaled.

The machine is only designed for blowing lawns,
pathways, asphalt roads and the like.



Observe the surroundings and ensure that no people
or animals can come into contact with the blower.

Do an overall inspection of the machine before use, see
maintenance schedule.



Place the machine on the ground, press the machine
body against the ground with your left hand (NOTE!
Not your foot). Now grasp the starter handle with your
right hand and then pull quickly and firmly.

IMPORTANT!

Never use the machine if you are tired, if you have drunk
alcohol, or if you are taking medication that could affect
your vision, your judgement or your co-ordination.
Wear personal protective equipment. See instructions
under the heading ”Personal protective equipment”.
Never use a machine that has been modified in any way
from its original specification.
Never use a machine that is faulty. Carry out the checks,
maintenance and service instructions described in this
manual. Some maintenance and service measures
must be carried out by trained and qualified specialists.
See instructions under the heading Maintenance.
All covers and guards must be fitted before starting.
Ensure that the spark plug cap and ignition lead are
undamaged to avoid the risk of electric shock.
The blower operator must make sure that no bystanders
or animals come nearer than 15 metres. Whenever
several operators are working in the same work area,
they should maintain a safe distance of at least 15
metres from one another.

Fuel safety

Never allow children to use the machine.



Always use a fuel container with an anti-spill valve.

Never allow anyone else to use the machine without first
ensuring that they have understood the contents of the
operator’s manual.



Never refuel the machine while the engine is running.
Always stop the engine and let it cool for a few minutes
before refuelling.

Always check for any objects that may block the air
intake screen before beginning work.



Make sure there is plenty of ventilation when refuelling
or mixing fuel (gasoline and 2-stroke oil).

Never remove the air intake screen.



In case of emergency, release yourself from the
machine by opening the waist and chest belt and let the
machine fall backwards.

Avoid all skin contact with fuel. Fuel is a skin irritant
and may even cause skin changes.



Move the machine at least 10 ft (3 m) from the
refuelling point before starting it.



Never start the machine:

Always contact local authorities and make sure you are
following applicable directives.
Keep all parts of your body away from hot surfaces.

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WARNING! This machine produces an
electromagnetic field during operation.
This field may under some
circumstances interfere with active or
passive medical implants. To reduce the
risk of serious or fatal injury, we
recommend persons with medical
implants to consult their physician and
the medical implant manufacturer before
operating this machine.

- If you have spilled fuel on it. Wipe off the spillage and
allow remaining fuel to evaporate.
- If you have spilled fuel on yourself or your clothes,
change your clothes. Wash any part of your body that has
come in contact with fuel. Use soap and water.
- If the machine is leaking fuel. Check regularly for leaks
from the fuel cap and fuel lines.

1154432-49 Rev. 1 2011-06-28

GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Transport and storage


Store and transport the machine and fuel so that there
is no risk of any leakage or fumes coming into contact
with sparks or naked flames, for example, from
electrical machinery, electric motors, electrical relays/
switches or boilers.



When storing and transporting fuel always use
approved containers intended for this purpose.



When storing the machine for long periods the fuel
tank must be emptied. Contact your local gas station
to find out where to dispose of excess fuel. Empty the
fuel tank and press the primer until all fuel has been
emptied. Remove the spark plug and drop a spoon of
2-stroke oil in the cylinder. Turn over the engine a few
times and then put the spark plug back in place.



Ensure the machine is cleaned and that a complete
service is carried out before long-term storage.



Secure the machine during transport.



Store the machine in a dry, cool, well-aired and dustfree location. Store the machine out of reach of
children.

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A correctly adjusted harness and machine significantly
facilitates the work. Adjust the harness to give the best
working position.

Tighten the side straps so that the pressure is evenly
distributed across the shoulders.

WARNING! Take care when handling fuel.
Bear in mind the risk of fire, explosion
and inhaling fumes.

Adjusting the harness

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WARNING! The harness must always be
worn when working with the machine.
Failure to do so means you will be unable
to manoeuvre safely and this can result
in injury to yourself or others.

Tighten and adjust the breast belt for the best working
position.
NOTE!
560BTS, BFS has no chest belt or waist belt.

Make sure that the waist belt is closed
and correctly adjusted.
If you not using a waist belt, be sure to
remove it from the unit and store it. There
is a risk that the belt will be caught,
toppling the unit.
There is a risk that an unclosed belt can
get stuck or sucked into the fan of the
machine.

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