Bosch ROTAK 36 Instruction manual

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Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tools Division
70764 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
GERMANY
www.bosch-garden.com
Rotak
34-13 | 36 R | 37-14 Ergo | 37 R
F 016 L81 176 (2014.09) O / 17 XXX
en Original instructions
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Safety Notes
Warning! Read these instructions
carefully, be familiar with the controls and the proper use of the machine. Please keep the instructions
safe for later use!
Explanation of symbols
General hazard safety alert.
Read instruction manual.
Pay attention that bystanders are
not injured through foreign objects thrown from the machine.
Warning: Keep a safe distance
from the machine when operating.
Caution: Do not touch rotating
blades. Sharp blade(s). Beware
of severing toes or fingers.
Not applicable.
Switch off and remove plug
from mains before adjusting,
cleaning or if the cable is entangled and before leaving the garden
product unattended for any period.
Keep the supply flexible cord away
from the cutting blades.
Wait until all machine components have completely stopped
before touching them. The
blades continue to rotate after the machine is switched off, a rotating blade
can cause injury.
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Do not use the machine in the
rain or leave it outdoors when it
is raining.
Beware electric shock hazard.
Keep supply flexible cord away
from cutting means.
Operation
Never allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions to use
the machine. Local regulations may
restrict the age of the operator. When
not in use store the machine out of
reach of children.
This machine is not intended for use
by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the machine by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the
machine.
Never mow while people, especially
children, or pets are nearby.
The operator or user is responsible
for accidents or hazards occurring to
other people or their property.
Do not operate the machine when
barefoot or wearing open sandals, always wear substantial footwear and
long trousers.
Thoroughly inspect the area where
the machine is to be used and remove
all stones, sticks, wires, bones and
other foreign objects.
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Before using, always visually inspect
Do not tilt the machine when starting
to see that the blades, blade bolts
and cutter assembly are not worn or
damaged. Replace worn or damaged
blades and bolts to preserve balance.
Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light.
Avoid mowing in bad weather conditions especially when there is a risk of
lightning.
Avoid operating the machine in wet
grass, where feasible.
Walk, never run.
Never operate the appliance with defective guards or shields, or without
safety devices, for example deflectors and/or grass catchers in place.
Always wear ear protection.
Working on banks can be dangerous.
– Do not mow on excessively steep
slopes.
– Always be sure of your footing on
slopes or wet grass.
– Mow across the face of slopes – never up and down.
– Exercise extreme caution when
changing direction on slopes.
Use extreme caution when stepping
back or pulling the machine towards
you.
Never mow by pulling the mower towards you.
Stop the blades if the machine has to
be tilted for transportation when
crossing surfaces other than grass
and when transporting the machine
to and from the area to be mowed.
or switching on the motor, except if
the machine has to be tilted for starting in long grass. In this case, do not
tilt it more than absolutely necessary
and tilt only the part which is away
from the operator. Always ensure
that both hands are in the operating
position before returning the machine to the ground.
Switch on the motor according to the
instructions with feet well away from
rotating parts.
Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts.
Always stand clear of the discharge
zone when operating the machine.
Never pick up or carry the machine
while the motor is running.
Do not modify this product. Unauthorized modifications may impair
the safety of your product and may
result in increased noise and vibration.
Regularly inspect the supply cable
and any extension cables. Do not connect damaged cables to the supply or
touch a damaged cable before it is
disconnected from the supply. A
damaged cable can lead to contact
with live parts. Beware electric shock
hazard.
Remove the plug from the socket:
– Whenever you leave the machine.
– Before clearing a blockage,
– Before checking, cleaning or working
on the machine,
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– After striking a foreign object. Inspect
the machine for damage and make repairs as necessary,
– If the machine starts to vibrate abnormally (check immediately).
Power supply
The voltage indicated on the rating
plate must correspond to the voltage
of the power source.
We recommend that this equipment
is only connected into a socket which
is protected by a circuit-breaker that
would be actuated by a 30 mA residual current.
Only use or replace power supply cables for this unit which correspond to
the types indicated by the manufacturer.
Never touch the mains plug with wet
hands.
Do not run over, crush or pull the
power supply cable or extension
lead, otherwise it may be damaged.
Protect the cable from heat, oil and
sharp edges.
The extension lead must have a cross
section in accordance with the operating instructions and be protected
against splashed water. The connection must not be in water.
Electrical Safety
Warning! Switch off, remove plug
from mains before adjusting,
cleaning or if cable is cut, damaged
or entangled.
The blades continue to rotate for a
few seconds after the machine is
switched off.
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Caution – do not touch the rotating
blade.
Your machine is double insulated for
safety and requires no earth connection. The operating voltage is 230 V AC,
50 Hz (for non-EU countries 220 V,
240 V as applicable). Only use approved extension cables. Contact your
Bosch Service Centre for details.
Extension cords/leads should only be
used if they comply with H05VV-F,
H05RN-F types or IEC type design
(60227 IEC 53, 60245 IEC 57).
If you want to use an extension cable
when operating your product, only the
following cable dimensions should be
used:
– 1.0 mm2: max. length 40 m
– 1.5 mm2: max. length 60 m
– 2.5 mm2: max. length 100 m
Note: If an extension cable is used it
must be earthed and connected
through the plug to the earth cable of
your supply network in accordance
with prescribed safety regulations.
If in doubt contact a qualified electrician or the nearest Bosch Service Centre.
WARNING! Inadequate extension
cables can be dangerous. Extension cable, plug and socket must be
of watertight construction and intended for outdoor use.
It is recommended for increased electrical safety to use a Residual Current
Device (RCD) with a tripping current of
not more than 30 mA. Always check
your RCD every time you use it.
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If the supply cord is damaged, please
contact your nearest Bosch Service
Centre.
For products not sold in GB:
WARNING: For your safety, it is required that the plug attached to the machine is connected with the extension
cord. The coupling of the extension
cord must be protected against splash
water, be made of rubber or coated
with rubber. The extension cord must
be used with a cable strain relief.
The connection lead must be inspected
for signs of visible damage and ageing
at regular intervals and may only be
used if in perfect condition.
Products sold in GB only: Your product is fitted with a BS 1363/A approved
electric plug with internal fuse (ASTA
approved to BS 1362).
If the plug is not suitable for your socket
outlets, it should be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted in its place by an
authorised customer service agent.
The replacement plug should have the
same fuse rating as the original plug.
The severed plug must be disposed of
to avoid a possible shock hazard and
should never be inserted into a mains
socket elsewhere.
Products sold in AUS and NZ only:
Use a residual current device (RCD)
with a rated residual current of 30 mA
or less.
Maintenance
Always wear gardening gloves
when handling or working near the
sharp blades.
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Keep all nuts, bolts and screws tight
to be sure that the machine is in safe
working condition.
Check the grass catcher frequently
for wear or deterioration.
Examine the machine and replace
worn or damaged parts for safety.
Ensure replacement cutting means of
the right type are used.
Ensure replacement parts fitted are
Bosch approved.
Before storage ensure machine is
clean and free from debries, if necessary clean with a soft, dry brush.
Symbols
The following symbols are important for reading and understanding the operating instructions. Please take note of the
symbols and their meaning. The correct interpretation of the
symbols will help you to use the garden product in a better
and safer manner.
Symbol
Meaning
Movement direction
Wear protective gloves
Weight
Switching On
Switching Off
Permitted action
Prohibited action
Accessories/Spare Parts
Intended Use
The garden product is intended for domestic lawnmowing.
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Technical Data
Lawnmower
Article number
Rated power input
Blade width
Height of cut
Grassbox, capacity
Weight according to EPTA-Procedure 01/2003
Protection class
Serial number
Rotak 34-13
Rotak 36 R
Rotak 37-14 Ergo
Rotak 37 R
3 600 HA6 1..
3 600 HA6 2..
W
1300
1350/1400
cm
34
37
mm
20 – 70
20 – 70
l
40
40
kg
11.5
12.0
/II
/II
see type plate on the garden product
The values given are valid for a nominal voltage [U] of 230 V. For different voltages and models for specific countries, these values can vary.
Please observe the article number on the type plate of your garden product. The trade names of the individual garden products may vary.
Starting cycles generate brief voltage drops. Interference with other equipment/machines may occur in case of unfavourable mains system conditions.
Malfunctions are not to be expected for system impedances below 0.36 ohm.
Noise/Vibration Information
Sound emission values determined according to EN 60335-2-77.
Typically the A-weighted noise levels of the product are:
Sound pressure level
Sound power level
Uncertainty K
Wear hearing protection!
Vibration total values (triax vector sum) determined according to EN 60335:
Vibration emission value ah
Uncertainty K
3 600 ...
HA6 1..
HA6 2..
dB(A)
dB(A)
dB
91
96
=2.0
92
96
=1.0
m/s2
m/s2
<2,5
=1.5
<2,5
=1.5
3 600 ...
HA6 1..
HA6 2..
dB(A)
96
96
Declaration of Conformity
We declare under our sole responsibility that the product described under “Technical data” is
in conformity with all relevant provisions of the directives 2011/65/EU, 2014/30/EU,
2006/42/EC, 2000/14/EC including their amendments and complies with the following
standards: EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-77.
2000/14/EC: Guaranteed sound power level:
Conformity assessment procedure according to Annex VI.
Equipment category: 32
Notified body:
SRL, Sudbury, England, Nr. 1088
Technical file (2006/42/EC, 2000/14/EC) at:
Bosch Lawn and Garden Ltd., PT-LG/ENS23,
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1EY, England
Henk Becker
Helmut Heinzelmann
Executive Vice President
Head of Product Certification
Engineering
PT/ETM9
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
70764 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, GERMANY
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Mounting and Operation
Action
Delivery Scope
Wheel Assembly
Handle Assembly
Snap together the Grassbox
Grassbox fitting/removing
Adjusting the Cutting Height
Starting
Stopping
Working Advice
Blade Maintenance
Selecting Accessories
Figure
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Troubleshooting
STOP
Problem
Motor refuses to start
Machine functions
intermittently
Machine leaves ragged finish
and/or
Motor labours
Possible Cause
Power turned off
Mains socket faulty
Extension cable damaged
Fuse faulty/blown
Grass too long
Motor protector has activated
Extension cable damaged
Internal wiring of machine damaged
Motor protector has activated
Height of cut too low
Cutting blade blunt
Possible clogging
Blade fitted upside down
Blade not rotating while garden Cutting blade obstructed
product switched on
Excessive vibrations/noise
Blade nut/bolt loose
Blade nut/bolt loose
Cutting blade damaged
After-sales Service and Application
Service
www.bosch-garden.com
In all correspondence and spare parts orders, please always
include the 10-digit article number given on the type plate of
the garden product.
Great Britain
Robert Bosch Ltd. (B.S.C.)
P.O. Box 98
Broadwater Park
North Orbital Road
Denham
Uxbridge
UB 9 5HJ
At www.bosch-pt.co.uk you can order spare parts or arrange
the collection of a product in need of servicing or repair.
Tel. Service: (0844) 7360109
E-Mail: boschservicecentre@bosch.com
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Corrective Action
Turn power on
Use another socket
Inspect cable, replace if damaged
Replace fuse
Increase height of cut and tilt garden product
to reduce starting load
Allow motor to cool and increase height of cut
Inspect cable, replace if damaged
Contact Service Agent
Allow motor to cool and increase height of cut
Increase height of cut
Replace the blade
Check underneath the garden product and
clear out as necessary (always wear protective
gloves)
Refit blade correctly
Switch off garden product
Clear obstruction (always wear protective
gloves)
Tighten blade nut/bolt (17 Nm)
Tighten blade nut/bolt (17 Nm)
Replace the blade
Ireland
Origo Ltd.
Unit 23 Magna Drive
Magna Business Park
City West
Dublin 24
Tel. Service: (01) 4666700
Fax: (01) 4666888
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
Robert Bosch Australia Pty. Ltd.
Power Tools
Locked Bag 66
Clayton South VIC 3169
Customer Contact Center
Inside Australia:
Phone: (01300) 307044
Fax: (01300) 307045
Inside New Zealand:
Phone: (0800) 543353
Fax: (0800) 428570
Outside AU and NZ:
Phone: +61 3 95415555
www.bosch.com.au
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Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: (011) 6519600
Gauteng – BSC Service Centre
35 Roper Street, New Centre
Johannesburg
Tel.: (011) 4939375
Fax: (011) 4930126
E-Mail: bsctools@icon.co.za
KZN – BSC Service Centre
Unit E, Almar Centre
143 Crompton Street
Pinetown
Tel.: (031) 7012120
Fax: (031) 7012446
E-Mail: bsc.dur@za.bosch.com
Western Cape – BSC Service Centre
Democracy Way, Prosperity Park
Milnerton
Tel.: (021) 5512577
Fax: (021) 5513223
E-Mail: bsc@zsd.co.za
Bosch Headquarters
Midrand, Gauteng
Tel.: (011) 6519600
Fax: (011) 6519880
E-Mail: rbsa-hq.pts@za.bosch.com
Disposal
Do not dispose of garden products into household waste!
Only for EC countries:
According to the European directive
2012/19/EU for Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment and its implementation into national
law, electrical and electronic equipment that are
no longer usable must be collected separately
and disposed of in an environmentally correct
manner.
Subject to change without notice.
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2x
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Rotak 34-13, Rotak 37 R
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55 mm
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