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Warning! Read these instructions carefully, be famil-
iar with the controls and the proper use of the ma-
chine. 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 in-
jured through foreign objects thrown from
Keep bystanders a safe distance away from
Sharp blade(s). Beware of severing toes or
Switch off and remove isolator key before
adjusting, cleaning and before leaving the
product unattended for any period.
Wait until all machine components have
completely stopped before touching them.
The blades continue to rotate after the ma-
chine is switched off, a rotating blade can
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 cut-
Only use the battery charger indoors.
Battery charger contains a safety trans-
Never allow children or people unfamiliar with
these instructions to use the machine. Local regu-
lations may restrict the age of the operator. When
not in use store the machine out of reach of chil-
This tool is not intended for use by persons (in-
cluding children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervi-
sion or instruction concerning use of the appliance
by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
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 prop-
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.
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.
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Mow only in daylight or in good artificial light.
Avoid operating the machine in wet grass, where
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.
Working on banks can be dangerous.
Do not mow excessively steep slopes.
Always be sure of your footing on slopes or wet
Mow across the face of slopes
Exercise extreme caution when changing direc-
tion 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.
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 en-
sure 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 op-
erating the machine.
Never pick up or carry the machine while the motor
Do not modify this product. Unauthorized modifi-
cations may impair the safety of your product and
may result in increased noise and vibration.
Remove the isolator key:
whenever you leave the machine,
before clearing a blockage,
before checking, cleaning or working on the
after striking a foreign object. Inspect the ma-
chine for damage and make repairs as neces-
if the machine starts to vibrate abnormally
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 de-
Examine the machine and replace worn or dam-
aged parts for safety.
Ensure replacement cutting means of the right
type are used.
Ensure replacement parts fitted are Bosch ap-
Recommendations for Optimal Handling of
Ensure the switch is in the off position before in-
serting battery pack. Inserting the battery pack into
machines that have the switch on invites accidents.
Keep the battery charger away from rain or mois-
ture. Penetration of water in the battery charger
increases the risk of an electric shock.
Recharge only with the charger specified by the
manufacturer. A charger that is suitable for one
type of battery pack may create a risk of fire when
used with another battery pack.
Do not charge other batteries. The battery charg-
er is suitable only for charging Bosch lithium ion
batteries within the listed voltage range. Other-
wise there is danger of fire and explosion.
Keep the battery charger clean. Contamination
can lead to danger of an electric shock.
Before each use, check the battery charger, cable
and plug. If damage is detected, do not use the
battery charger. Never open the battery charger
yourself. Have repairs performed only by a quali-
fied technician and only using original spare
parts. Damaged battery chargers, cables and plugs
increase the risk of an electric shock.
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