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Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tools Division
70764 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
GERMANY
www.bosch-garden.com
Rotak
37 Ergoflex | 40 Ergoflex | 40-17 Ergo | 43 Ergoflex | 430 Ergo-Power
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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 on the machine
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
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chine is switched off, a rotating blade
can cause injury.
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.
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 Thoroughly inspect the area where
the machine is to be used and remove all stones, sticks, wires, bones
and other foreign objects.
 Before using, always visually inspect to see that the blades, blade
bolts and cutter assembly are not
worn or damaged. Replace worn or
damaged blades and bolts in sets 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.
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 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.
 Do not tilt the machine when starting 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.
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Leaf Collect
The leaf collect blade has been designed to allow you to pick up autumn
leaves from your lawn. In order for this
functionality to work within optimal parameters, please note the following:
– only collect leaves with the machine
set at 70 mm cutting hight
– collect leaves from your lawn only
– before collecting leaves inspect the
area where the machine is to be used
and keep people, pets, glass structures and cars away from use
Remove the plug from the socket:
– Whenever you leave the machine.
– Before clearing a blockage,
– Before checking, cleaning or working
on the machine,
– 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 circuitbreaker 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. See the operating instructions for the order no. and
types.
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 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.
 Always wear gardening gloves when
handling or working near the sharp
blades.
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.
 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:
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– 1.0 mm : 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.
Cable connections should be kept dry
and off the ground.
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.
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 damage at regular intervals
and may only be used if in perfect condition.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must
be replaced by a Bosch Service Centre.
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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.
 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.
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Symbols
Symbol
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
Weight
Switching On
Switching Off
Meaning
Movement direction
Permitted action
Reaction direction
Accessories/Spare Parts
Wear protective gloves
Prohibited action
Intended Use
The garden product is intended for domestic lawnmowing.
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 37 Ergoflex
W
cm
mm
l
kg
Rotak 40-17 Ergo/
Rotak 40 Ergoflex
3 600 HA4 2..
1700
40
20 – 70
50
3 600 HA4 1..
1400
37
20 – 70
40
12.0
/II
Rotak 430 Ergo-Power/
Rotak 43 Ergoflex
3 600 HA4 3..
1800
43
20 – 70
50
13.0
/II
see type plate on the garden product
13.1
/II
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.
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
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3 600 ...
HA4 1..
HA4 2..
HA4 3..
dB(A)
dB(A)
dB
80
94
=1.0
80
93
=1.2
80
94
=1.4
m/s2
m/s2
<2.5
=1.5
<2.5
=1.5
<2.5
=1.5
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Declaration of Conformity
3 600 ...
HA4 1..
HA4 2..
HA4 3..
dB(A)
94
94
95
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
Mounting and Operation
Action
Figure
Page
Delivery Scope
Handle Assembly
1
2
9
10
Snap together the Grassbox
3
10
Grassbox fitting/removing
3
11
Adjusting the Cutting Height
4
5
11
11–12
5
5
11–12
11–12
Blade Maintenance
6
7
13
13
Selecting Accessories
8
14
Starting
Working Advice
Stopping
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
70764 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, GERMANY
29.09.2014
Working Advice
Troubleshooting
STOP
Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Motor refuses to start
Power turned off
Turn power on
Machine functions
intermittently
Mains socket faulty
Use another socket
Extension cable damaged
Inspect cable, replace if damaged
Fuse faulty/blown
Replace fuse
Grass too long
Increase height of cut and tilt garden product to reduce starting
load
Motor protector has activated
Allow motor to cool and increase height of cut
Extension cable damaged
Inspect cable, replace if damaged
Internal wiring of machine damaged Contact Service Agent
Motor protector has activated
Machine leaves ragged Height of cut too low
finish
Cutting blade blunt
and/or
Possible clogging
Motor labours
Blade fitted upside down
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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
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Problem
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Blade not rotating while Cutting blade obstructed
garden product
switched on
Blade nut/bolt loose
Tighten blade nut/bolt (17 Nm)
Excessive vibrations/noise
Blade nut/bolt loose
Tighten blade nut/bolt (17 Nm)
Cutting blade damaged
Replace the blade
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
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
Switch off garden product
Clear obstruction (always wear protective gloves)
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.
Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: (011) 6519600
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1x
1x
12,0 k g
2x
1x
Rotak 37 Ergoflex
13,1 k g
1x
1x
2x
1x
40 Ergoflex/40-17 Ergo/43 Ergoflex/430 Ergo-Power
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Rotak 37 Ergoflex
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40 Ergoflex/40-17 Ergo/
43 Ergoflex/430 Ergo-Power
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STOP
70 mm
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20 mm
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F 016 800 304
F 016 800 305
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S T OP
40 Ergoflex/
40-17 Ergo/
43 Ergoflex/
430 Ergo-Power
Rotak 37 Ergoflex
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Rotak 37 Ergoflex
F 016 800 272
Rotak 40-17 Ergo/Rotak 40 Ergoflex
F 016 800 367
Rotak 430 Ergo-Power/Rotak 43 Ergoflex
F 016 800 368
Rotak 37 Ergoflex
F 016 800 304
40 Ergoflex/40-17 Ergo/
43 Ergoflex/430 Ergo-Power
F 016 800 305
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