Ryobi BC30 RY30260 Trimmer User Manual


30cc String Trimmers and Brushcutters

Your new trimmer has been engineered and manufactured to our high standard for dependability, ease of operation, and operator safety. Properly cared for, it will give you years of rugged, trouble-free performance.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, the user must read and understand the operators manual before using this product.

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This product has many features for making its use more pleasant and enjoyable. Safety, performance, and dependability have been given top priority in the design of this product making it easy to maintain and operate.


Do not touch area around the muffler or cylinder of the unit, these parts get hot from operation.

Always stop the engine and remove the spark plug wire before making any adjustments or repairs except for carburetor adjustments. Wear your protective equipment and observe all safety instructions. When the unit is turned off, make sure the cutting attachment has stopped before setting the unit down.

Inspect the unit before each use for loose fasteners, fuel leaks, etc. Replace any damaged parts before use.

The string head or blade will rotate during carburetor adjustments.

It has been reported that vibrations from hand-held tools may contribute to a condition called Raynauds Syndrome in certain individuals. Symptoms may include tingling, numbness, and blanching of the fingers, usually apparent upon exposure to cold. Hereditary factors, exposure to cold and dampness, diet, smoking, and work practices are all thought to contribute to the development of these symptoms. It is presently unknown what, if any, vibrations or extent of exposure may contribute to the condition.

There are measures that can be taken by the operator to possibly reduce the effects of vibration: a) Keep your body warm in cold weather. When operating the unit wear gloves to keep hands and wrists warm. It is reported that cold weather is a major factor contributing to Raynauds Syndrome. b) After each period of operation, exercise to increase blood circulation. c) Take frequent work breaks. Limit the amount of exposure per day. d) Keep the tool well maintained, fasteners tightened, and worn parts replaced.

If you experience any of the symptoms of this condition, immediately discontinue use and see your physician about these symptoms.

Mix and store fuel in a container approved for gasoline.

Mix fuel outdoors where there are no sparks or flames.

Wipe up any fuel spillage. Move 30 ft. (9 m) away from refueling site before starting engine. Slowly remove the fuel cap after stopping engine. Do not smoke when refueling.

Stop the engine and allow to cool before refueling or storing the unit.

Allow the engine to cool; empty the fuel tank and secure