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  • Brand: Bosch
  • Product: Grass Trimmer
  • Model/name: ART 23 SL
  • Filetype: PDF
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Table of Contents

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Warning: Keep a safe distance from the machine when oper-
 This machine is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capa-
bilities, 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 in-
structions to use the trimmer. Local regulations may re-
strict 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.
 Beforeusecheckthesupplyandextensioncordforsignsof
 If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified per-
sons in order to avoid a hazard.
 Keep extension cords away from cutting elements.
 Beforeusingthemachineandafterimpact,checkforsigns
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.
 Alwayswearlongheavytrousers,bootsandgloves.Donot
wear loose clothing, jewellery, short trousers, sandals or
avoid entanglement with moving parts.
 Wear safety eye protection and ear defenders when
operating the machine.
 Keep firm footing and balance. Do not overreach.
 Never work with this trimmer while people, especially chil-
dren or pets are nearby.
 The operator or user is responsible for accidents or haz-
ards occurring to other people or their property.
 Waituntilthecuttingheadhascompletelystoppedbefore
 Work only in daylight or in good artificial light.
 Avoid operating the trimmer in bad weather conditions es-
pecially when there is a risk of lightning.
 Operating the trimmer in wet grass decreases the efficien-
cy 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 system.
 Never fit metal cutting elements to this trimmer.
 Inspect and maintain the trimmer regularly.
 Havethetrimmerrepairedonly byanauthorizedcustomer
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 switch-
ing 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 tangled
– before cleaning or working on the trimmer
 After use, disconnect the machine from the mains and
check for damage.
 Storethemachineinasecure,dryplaceoutofthereachof
children.Donotplace otherobjects ontop 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 at-
tachment fitted.
Electrical Safety
 Warning! Switch off, remove plug from mains before
adjusting,cleaningor if cable is cut,damagedor entan-
 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 at-
tached 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.
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.
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 author-
ised 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 sock-
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ProductssoldinAUSandNZonly: Usearesidual currentde-
vice (RCD) with a rated residual current of 30 mA or less.
The following symbols are important for reading and under-
standing 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.
Intended Use
to a height of 125 mm that cannot be reached with the lawn
The machine is not intended to be used for edging and fea-
tures no edging application.
Intended use is related to operation within 0 °C and 40 °C
ambient temperature.
Technical Data
Noise/Vibration Information
Symbol Meaning
Wear protective gloves
Reaction direction
Movement direction
Switching On
Switching Off
Permitted action
Prohibited action
Audible noise
Accessories/Spare Parts
Symbol Meaning
Trimmer ART 23 SL ART 26 SL
Article number 3 600 HA5 0.. 3 600 HA5 1..
Rated power W 280 280
No-load speed min-1
12500 12500
Cutting line diameter mm 1.6 1.6
Cutting diameter cm 23 26
Cutting spool capacity m 4 4
Weight according to EPTA-Procedure 01/2003 kg 1.7 1.8
Protection class /II /II
Serial number 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.
Measured sound values determined according to EN 60335. 3 600 ... HA5 0.. HA5 1..
Typically the A-weighted noise levels of the product are:
Sound pressure level
Sound power level
Uncertainty K
Wear hearing protection!
Vibration total values ah (triax vector sum) and uncertainty K determined according to
EN 60335:
Vibration emission value ah
Uncertainty K
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Declaration of Conformity
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/ENS23,
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1EY, England
Robert Bosch GmbH, Power Tools Division
D-70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Mounting and Operation
 Do not disassemble guard and metal tube once con-
 Donotconnectthemachinetothemainssocketbefore
it is completely assembled.
 The cutting line continues to rotate for a few seconds
after the trimmer is switched off. Allow the motor/cut-
ting line to stop rotating before switching “on” again.
 Do not rapidly switch off and on.
 Removeanygrassfromspoolcoverwhenchangingline
or spool.
 Only use Bosch approved cutting elements. Cutting
performance will vary with different cutting elements.
Check the guard screw is fixed tightly before using.
Check the tube joint is on correct position before using.
Machine will auto feed and cut the line when tool starts and
3 600 ... HA5 0.. HA5 1..
is in conformity with the following standards or standardization documents: EN 60335 ac-
cording to the provisions of the directives 2011/65/EU, 2004/108/EC, 2006/42/EC,
2000/14/EC: Guaranteed sound power level:
Conformity assessment procedure according to Annex VI.
dB(A) 96 96
Henk Becker
Executive Vice President
Helmut Heinzelmann
Head of Product Certification
Action Figure
Delivery Scope 1
Removing the rubber stop 2
Connecting the tube 3
Mounting the Cutting Guard 4
Connecting the Extension Lead
Switching On and Off 5
Removing the line spool 6
Mounting the line spool 7
Maintenance, Cleaning and Storage 8
Selecting Accessories 9
Problem 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 dam-
Contact Service Agent
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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
At you can order spare parts or arrange
the collection of a product in need of servicing or repair.
Tel. Service: (0844) 7360109
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
Republic of South Africa
Customer service
Hotline: (011) 6519600
Gauteng – BSC Service Centre
35 Roper Street, New Centre
Tel.: (011) 4939375
Fax: (011) 4930126
KZN – BSC Service Centre
Unit E, Almar Centre
143 Crompton Street
Tel.: (031) 7012120
Fax: (031) 7012446
Western Cape – BSC Service Centre
Democracy Way, Prosperity Park
Tel.: (021) 5512577
Fax: (021) 5513223
Bosch Headquarters
Midrand, Gauteng
Tel.: (011) 6519600
Fax: (011) 6519880
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 Elec-
tronic 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.
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
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.
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