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Robert Bosch GmbH
Power Tools Division
70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
ART 35
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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.
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 line.
Wear eye and ear protection.
Do not work in the rain or leave the trimmer outdoors whilst it is raining.
Beware of thrown or flying objects to bystanders.
Warning: Keep a safe distance from the machine when operating.
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Machine-specific Safety Warnings
 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 allow children or people unfamiliar with these instructions to use the trimmer. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator. When not in use, store the
trimmer out of reach of children.
 Never operate the trimmer with missing or broken guards
or shields or without guards or shields in position.
 Before use check the supply and extension cord for signs
of damage or ageing. If the cord becomes damaged during
use, disconnect the cord from the supply immediately. DO
SUPPLY. Do not use the trimmer if the cord is damaged or
 If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
 Keep extension cords away from cutting elements.
 Before using the machine and after impact, check for signs
of wear or damage and repair if necessary.
 Never operate the product when you are tired, ill or under
the influence of alcohol, drugs or medicine.
 Always wear long heavy trousers, boots and gloves. Do not
wear loose clothing, jewellery, short trousers, sandals or
go barefoot. Secure hair so that it is above shoulder level to
avoid entanglement in moving parts.
 Wear safety eye protection and ear defenders when
operating the machine.
 Keep firm footings and balance. Do not overreach.
 Never work with this trimmer 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.
 Wait until the cutting head has completely stopped before
touching it. The head continues to rotate after the trimmer
is switched off, a cutting head can cause injury.
 Work only in daylight or in good artificial light.
 Operating the trimmer in wet grass decreases the efficiency of performance.
 Switch off when transporting the trimmer to and from the
area to be worked on.
 Switch on the trimmer with hands and feet well away from
the rotating line.
 Do not put hands or feet near the cutting line.
 Never fit metal cutting elements to this trimmer.
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 Inspect and maintain the trimmer regularly.
 Have the trimmer repaired only by an authorized customer
service agent.
 Always ensure that the ventilation slots are kept clear of
 Take care against injury from the blade fitted for cutting
the nylon line length. After feeding line always return the
trimmer to its horizontal operating position before switching on.
 Switch off and remove the plug from the socket:
– whenever you leave the machine unattended for any
– before replacing the cutting lline
– if the cable is entangled
– before cleaning or working on the line trimmer
– before removing the trimmer attachment
 After use, disconnect the machine from the mains and
check for damage.
 Store the machine in a secure, dry place out of the reach of
children. Do not place other objects on top of the machine.
 Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
 Ensure replacement parts fitted are Bosch approved.
 Do not operate the machine without the trimmer attechment fitted.
Electrical Safety
 Warning! Switch off, remove plug from mains before
adjusting, cleaning or if cable is cut, damaged or entangled.
 The cutting line continues to rotate for a few seconds
after the trimmer is switched off.
 Caution – do not touch rotating cutting line.
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). Only use approved extension
cables. Contact your Bosch Service Centre for details.
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.
Extension cords/leads should only be used if they comply
with H05VV-F or H05RN-F types.
Bosch Power Tools
Products sold in GB only: Your product is fitted with an
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.
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.
Wear protective gloves
Do not use flowing water to clean the
Reaction direction
Movement direction
Switching On
Switching Off
Prohibited action
Accessories/Spare Parts
Intended Use
The machine is intended for the cutting of grass and weeds
under bushes, as well as on slopes and edges that can not be
reached with the lawn mower.
Intended use is related to operation within 0 °C and 40 °C
ambient temperature.
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Technical Data
Line trimmer
ART 35
No-load speed
Bump feed
Cutting line feed
Adjustable handle
Cutting line diameter
Cutting diameter
Cutting spool capacity
Weight according to
EPTA-Procedure 01/2003
Protection class
Serial number
Helmut Heinzelmann
Head of Product Certification
0 600 878 M..
Article number
Rated power
Dr. Egbert Schneider
Senior Vice President
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.
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Mounting and Operation
 Do not connect the machine to the mains socket before
it is completely assembled.
 The cutting line continues to rotate for a few seconds
after the trimmer is switched off. Allow the motor/cutting line to stop rotating before switching “on” again.
 Do not rapidly switch off and on.
 Do not hand bump the line feed as it could be hot.
 Remove any grass from spool cover when changing line
or spool.
 Only use Bosch approved cutting line. Cutting performance will vary with different cutting line.
 Use the original spring when replacing spool.
Noise/Vibration Information
Delivery Scope
Measured sound values determined according to EN 60335.
Typically the A-weighted noise levels of the product are:
Sound pressure level 87 dB(A); sound power level 94 dB(A).
Uncertainty K =1.5 dB.
Vibration total values ah (triax vector sum) and uncertainty K
determined according to EN 60335:
ah =5.5 m/s2, K=1.5 m/s2.
Connecting the Shaft
Declaration of Conformity
We declare under our sole responsibility that the product described under “Technical data” is in conformity with the following standards or standardization documents: EN 60335
according to the provisions of the directives 2011/65/EU,
2004/108/EC, 2006/42/EC, 2000/14/EC.
2000/14/EC: Guaranteed sound power level 96 dB(A). Conformity assessment procedure according to Annex V.
Equipment category: 33
Notified body: SRL, Sudbury, England, Nr. 1088
Technical file (2006/42/EC, 2000/14/EC) at:
Bosch Lawn and Garden Ltd., PT-LG/ENS4,
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1EY, England
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Mounting the Auxiliary Handle
Mounting the Cutting Guard
Attaching the Shoulder Strap
Connecting the Extension Lead
Working Advice
Feeding the Line
Replacing the Line Spool
Winding Line on Spool
Fitting Spool into Spool Holder
Maintenance, Cleaning and Storage
13 – 14
Selecting Accessories
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Possible Cause
Corrective Action
Trimmer fails to operate
Power turned off
Turn power on
Mains socket faulty
Use another socket
Extension cable damaged
Inspect cable, replace if damaged
Fuse faulty/blown
Replace fuse
Trimmer runs intermittently
Extension cable damaged
Inspect cable, replace if damaged
Contact Service Agent
Internal wiring of garden product damaged
Contact Service Agent
Garden product labours
Grass too high
Cut in stages
Garden product does not cut
Cutting line to short/broken off
Replace cutting line
Line can not be fed
Spool empty
Replace the spool
Line inside the spool entangled
Inspect the spool, rewind if necessary
Line retracts into spool
Line not bump fed
Rewind spool (see figure 11)
Line keeps breaking
Line inside the spool entangled
Inspect the spool, rewind if necessary
Trimmer used incorrectly
Only trim with the tip of the line, avoid stones,
walls and other hard objects. Feed the line
regularly to maintain full cutting width.
After-sales Service and Application
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
UB 9 5HJ
Tel. Service: (0844) 7360109
Fax: (0844) 7360146
E-Mail: [email protected]
Bosch Power Tools
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
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Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: (011) 6519600
Gauteng – BSC Service Centre
35 Roper Street, New Centre
Tel.: (011) 4939375
Fax: (011) 4930126
E-Mail: [email protected]
KZN – BSC Service Centre
Unit E, Almar Centre
143 Crompton Street
Tel.: (031) 7012120
Fax: (031) 7012446
E-Mail: [email protected]
Western Cape – BSC Service Centre
Democracy Way, Prosperity Park
Tel.: (021) 5512577
Fax: (021) 5513223
E-Mail: [email protected]
Bosch Headquarters
Midrand, Gauteng
Tel.: (011) 6519600
Fax: (011) 6519880
E-Mail: [email protected]
Do not dispose of garden products into household waste!
Only for EC countries:
According to the European directive
2002/96/EC 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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15 cm
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