RYOBI Battery Lawn Mower RLM36X46HPG User Manual

RYOBI RLM36X46HPG Battery Lawn Mower Instruction Manual

Important! It is essential that you read the instructions in this manual before assembling, maintaining and operating the product.

Subject to technical modification

Safety, performance, and dependability have been given top priority in the design of your cordless lawnmower.

INTENDED USE

The cordless lawnmower is intended for outdoor use only.
The product is designed for domestic lawn mowing. It is a pedestrian-controlled walk behind lawnmower designed to be pushed by hand or used with the power assist feature.
The product should never be operated with the wheels off the ground. It should not be pulled or ridden on.
Do not use the product for any other purpose.

GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS

  • Keep the instructions safe for later use.
  • The product should be operated only with the battery packs specified in this manual. When using a battery-operated product, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, leaking batteries, and personal injury.

PERSONAL SAFETY

  • Never allow children or people with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capabilities, or persons who are not familiar with these instructions to operate, clean, or maintain the product. Local regulations may restrict the age of the operator. Children should be adequately supervised to ensure that they do not play with the product.
  • Be familiar with the controls and the correct use of the product.
  • Wear heavy, long trousers, long sleeves, and sturdy anti-slip footwear. Do not wear short trousers, sandals, or go barefoot. Avoid wearing clothing that is loose-fitting or that has hanging cords or ties.
  • Use the product across the face of slopes; never up and down. Exercise extreme caution when changing direction on slopes. Keep firm footing and balance. Walk; never run.
  • Do not use the product near drop-offs, ditches, excessively steep slopes, or embankments.
  • Always wear safety glasses.
  • The product is capable of amputating hands and feet, and of throwing objects. Failure to observe all safety instructions could result in serious injury or death.
  • Stay alert, watch what you are doing, and use common sense when operating the product. Do not operate the product while tired, ill, or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication. A lapse in concentration while operating the product may result in serious personal injury.

WORK AREA SAFETY

  • Never use the product while people, especially children, or pets are within 15 m because of the danger of objects being thrown by contact with the blade.
  • Always use the product in daylight or good artificial light.
  • Do not operate the product on wet grass or in the rain.
  • Keep in mind that the operator or user is responsible for accidents or hazards occurring to other people or their property.
  • Objects struck by the lawnmower blade can cause severe injuries to persons. Thoroughly inspect the area where the product is to be used, and remove all rocks, sticks, metal, wire, bones, toys, or other foreign objects. Remember, string or wire may entangle with the cutting means.
  • Do not operate the product in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. The product creates sparks, which may ignite dust or fumes.
  • Do not use the product when there is a risk  of lightning.
  • Tragic accidents can occur if the operator  is not alert to the presence of children.  Children are often attracted to the product and the mowing activity. Never assume that children will remain where you last saw them.
  • Use extra care when approaching blind corners, shrubs, trees, or other objects, including overhanging shrubs, which may block your view.

BATTERY TOOL USE AND CARE

  • Read, understand, and always follow the safety instructions which came with your battery and charger. Failure to do so may result in electric shock, fire or other hazardous situations. Keep all the instructions together in a safe place for future reference.
  • Battery-operated products do not have to be plugged into an electrical outlet; therefore, they are always in operating condition. Remove the isolator key whenever you are not operating the product.
  • Remove the battery pack before making any adjustments, cleaning, or removing material from the product.
  • Ensure the isolator key is removed before inserting battery pack.
  • A battery pack must be recharged only with the charger specified by the manufacturer. Using a charger with an incompatible battery pack may create a risk of fire. Use battery pack only with charger listed.
  • Use only battery pack intended specifically for the product. Use of any other battery packs may result in a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons.
  • When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from other metal objects like, paper clips, coins, keys, nails, screws, or other small metal objects, that can make a connection from one terminal to another. Shorting the battery pack terminals together may cause sparks, burns, fire or explosion.
  • Do not place battery products or their batteries near fire or heat. This increases the risk of explosion and possibly injury.
  • Do not open or mutilate the battery pack. Released electrolyte is corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.
  • Protect the battery pack against moisture and water. Do not charge the product in a damp or wet location. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock.
  • In case of damage and improper use of the battery, vapour may be emitted. Provide for fresh air and seek medical help in case of complaints. The vapour can irritate the respiratory system.
  • Do not leave the battery pack inside a vehicle in hot or cold conditions.
  • Do not incinerate the battery.
  • Under abusive conditions, liquid may be ejected from the battery; avoid contact. If contact accidentally occurs, flush with water. If liquid contacts eyes, additionally seek medical help. Liquid ejected from the battery may cause irritation or burns.

LAWNMOWER SAFETY WARNINGS

  • Before use, always visually inspect the product to ensure that blades, blade bolts, and cutter assembly are not worn or damaged. Replace worn or damaged blades and bolts in sets to preserve balance.
  • Bring the product to an authorised service centre to replace damaged or unreadable labels.
  • Do not pull the product backwards unless absolutely necessary. If you must back the product away from a wall or obstruction, first look down and behind to avoid tripping or pulling the product over your feet.
  • Turn off the product and allow the blade to stop if the product has to be tilted for transportation when crossing surfaces other than grass, and when transporting the product to and from the work area.
  • Never use the product with defective guards or shields, or without safety devices, such as deflectors and grass catchers, in place.
  • Do not tilt the product when turning on the motor or while the motor is running. If absolutely necessary, you may raise the front of the lawnmower by no more than 5 cm to enable easier starting. Press down on the handlebar to achieve this. Always return the lawnmower to its normal position with all wheels on the ground before cutting. Tilting the lawnmower exposes the blade and increases the probability of objects being thrown and accidentally making contact with the blade.
  • Do not start the product when standing in front of the grass discharge opening.
  • The product must be started with the user behind the handlebars in the operator safety zone. Never start the product if:
    • The grass discharge chute is exposed and is not protected by the grass catcher and grass discharge chute cover.
    • Hands and feet of all persons are not clear of the cutting enclosure.
  • Turn on the product carefully according to instructions, and keep hands and feet away from the blades. Do not put hands or feet near or under rotating parts. Keep clear of the discharge opening at all times.
  • Never pick up or carry the product while it is running.
  • Turn off the product, and remove the isolator key and the battery pack. Make sure that all moving parts have come to a complete stop:
    • whenever leaving the product unattended (including disposal of grass clippings)
    • before clearing blockages or unclogging the discharge chute before checking, cleaning, or working on the product
    • before removing the grass catcher or opening the grass discharge chute cover
    • after striking a foreign object; inspect the product for damage and make repairs as necessary before restarting and operating the product
    • if the product starts to vibrate abnormally (check immediately) ­
      – inspect for damage, particularly the blades
      -­ replace or repair any damaged parts ­ check for and tighten any loose parts
  • The cutting blade should rotate approximately parallel to the ground over which it is being wheeled.
  • The blade on the product is sharp. Use extreme caution, and wear heavy-duty gloves when fitting, replacing, cleaning, or checking bolt security.
  • Never operate the product if the on/off switch on the handlebar does not properly start and stop the product.
  • Never attempt to lock the on/off switches in the on position; this is extremely dangerous.
  • Do not force the product. It will do the job better and safer at the speed for which it was designed.
  • Stop the blade when crossing gravel surfaces.
  • Avoid holes, ruts, bumps, rocks, property stakes, or other hidden objects. Uneven terrain could cause a slip-and-fall accident.
  • Always ensure that the motor control cable is never trapped, pinched, or otherwise damaged during assembly or when folding the handle.
  • Injuries may be caused, or aggravated, by prolonged use of the product. When using the product for prolonged periods, ensure to take regular breaks.

ADDITIONAL BATTERY SAFETY WARNINGS

  • To reduce the risk of fire, personal injury, and product damage due to a short circuit, never immerse the tool, battery pack, or charger in fluid or allow fluid to flow inside them. Corrosive or conductive fluids, such as seawater, certain industrial chemicals, and bleach or bleach-containing products, etc., can cause a short circuit.
  • Do not dispose of battery packs together with household waste material. They must be collected separately and returned to an environmentally compatible recycling facility. Check with your local authority or retailer for recycling advice and collection point.

PRODUCT FEATURES

OVERLOAD AND OVERHEAT PROTECTION

The product has an overload protection device. When overloading is detected, the product automatically turns off. If the overload protector  is actuated, the on/off lever must be released. SV Press the start button, and squeeze the on/off FI lever to restart the product. If the product still  does not start, reinstall the battery pack.

The battery pack has overheat protection. Excessive temperatures will cause the battery to stop powering the product. If the battery pack is too warm, allow it to cool down before resuming operation. If the product still does not work, recharge the battery.

NOTE: The battery pack LED indicator will not work if the battery protection feature has caused the battery pack to stop powering the product. Turn off the product or remove the battery pack from the product, and the battery pack LED indicator will resume normal function.

MULCHING PLUG

The mulching plug covers the rear discharge opening, which allows the blade to cut and recut for finer clippings.

GRASS CATCHER

The grass catcher collects grass clippings and prevents them from being discharged across the lawn

POWER ASSIST LEVER

The product is equipped with a power assist lever that activates the self-propel function. Pressing the power assist lever down drives the product forward without having the user push it.
NOTE: The power assist feature functions normally when the product is used on a flat surface. The user needs to push the product forward when using the product on slopes or uneven surfaces because the power assist function will be limited and may cause the wheel to slip.

GENERAL MOWING TIPS

The run time of the battery depends on the condition, length, and density of the grass.
Adjust the cutting height of the lawnmower to suit the current condition of the lawn.

  • For best performance, always cut off one third or less of the total height of the grass.
  • When cutting long grass, reduce walking speed to allow for more effective cutting and a proper discharge of the clippings.
  • A higher cutting height extends the run time of the battery pack.

TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE

  • Turn off the product, and remove the isolator key and the battery pack. Make sure that all moving parts have come to a complete stop. Allow the product to cool down before storing or transporting.
  • Remove all foreign materials from the product. Store the product in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated place that is inaccessible to children. Keep the product away from corrosive agents such as garden chemicals and de-icing salts. Do not store the product outdoors.
  • For transportation in vehicles, remove the isolator key, and secure the product against movement or falling to prevent injury to persons or damage to the product.
  • Use extreme caution when lifting or tilting the product for maintenance, cleaning, storage, or transportation. The blade is sharp. Keep all body parts away from the blade while it is exposed.

TRANSPORTING LITHIUM BATTERIES

Transport the battery in accordance with local and national provisions and regulations.
Follow all special requirements on packaging and labelling when transporting batteries by a third party. Ensure that no batteries can come in contact with other batteries or conductive materials while in transport by protecting exposed connectors with insulating, nonconductive caps or tape. Do not transport batteries that are cracked or leaking. Check with the forwarding company for further advice.

MAINTENANCE

  • Use only original manufacturer’s replacement parts, accessories, and attachments. Failure to do so can cause possible injury, can contribute to poor performance, and may void your warranty.
  • Servicing requires extreme care and knowledge and should be performed only by a qualified service technician. Have the product serviced by an authorised service centre only.
  • Turn off the product, and remove the isolator key and the battery pack. Make sure that all moving parts have come to a complete stop before any cleaning or maintenance task.
  • Replace worn or damaged parts for safety.
  • Frequently check the grass catcher for wear or deterioration.
  • Check all nuts, bolts, and screws at frequent intervals for proper tightness to ensure that the product is in safe working condition.
  • Be careful during adjustment of the product to prevent entrapment of the fingers between moving blades and fixed parts of the product.
  • When servicing the blades, be aware that even though the power source is turned off, the blades can still be moved.
  • You may make adjustments and repairs described in this manual. For other repairs, have the product serviced by an authorised service centre only.
  • After each use, clean the plastic parts with a soft, dry cloth. Any part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorised service centre.
  • The blade on the product is sharp. Use extreme caution, and wear heavy-duty gloves when fitting, replacing, cleaning, or checking bolt security.
  • The blade bolts must be adequately tightened. See the manufacturer’s recommendations for blade bolt torque, which can be found in the product specification table in this manual.

CLEARING BLOCKAGES

  • Turn off the product, and remove the isolator key and the battery pack. Make sure that all moving parts have come to a complete stop.
  • Always wear heavy-duty gloves when checking or clearing a blockage. The blades are sharp, and the blockage itself could be a sharp object.
  • Remove the grass catcher. Check and carefully clear the grass catcher for obstructions.
  • Check the grass discharge chute, and carefully clear blockages.
  • Turn the product on its side. Check its underside and the area around the blade. Carefully remove any blockages. Remember that the blade may move during cleaning.

KNOW YOUR PRODUCT

See page 153.

  1. Power assist lever
  2. Start button
  3. On/off lever
  4. Upper handle
  5. Motor control cable
  6. Operator’s manual
  7. Handle lock
  8. Grass catcher
  9. Quick-release fastener
  10. Battery door
  11. Cutting height adjustment lever
  12. Rear wheel
  13. Front wheel
  14. Isolator key
  15. Mulching plug
  16. Battery pack
  17. Charger

SYMBOLS ON THE PRODUCT

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SYMBOLS IN THIS MANUAL

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⚠ WARNING

The declared vibration total values and the declared noise emission values given in this instruction manual have been measured in accordance with a standardised test and
may be used to compare one tool with another. They may be used for a preliminary assessment of exposure.

The declared vibration and noise emission values represent the main applications of the tool. However, if the tool is used for different applications, used with different accessories, or poorly maintained, the vibration and noise emission may differ. These
conditions may significantly increase the exposure levels over the total working period. An estimation of the level of exposure to vibration and noise should take into account the times when the tool is turned off or when it is running idle. These conditions may
significantly reduce the exposure level over the total working period.

Identify additional safety measures to protect the operator from the effects of vibration and noise, such as maintaining the tool and the accessories, keeping the hands warm (in case of vibration), and organising work patterns.

RYOBI WARRANTY APPLICATION CONDITIONS 

In addition to any statutory rights resulting from the purchase, this product is covered by a warranty as stated below.

  1. The warranty period is 24 months for consumers and commences on the date when the product was purchased. This date has to be documented by an invoice or other proof of purchase. The product is designed and dedicated to consumer and private use only. So there is no warranty provided in case of professional or commercial use. This warranty applies only on new products.
  2. There is a possibility to extend for a part of the range of power tools (AC/DC) the warranty period over the period described above using the registration on the www.ryobitools.eu website. The eligibility of products for extended warranty is clearly displayed in stores and / or on packaging and is contained within the product documentation. The end user is required to register his/her newly acquired products online within 30 days from the date of purchase. The end user may register for the extended warranty in his/her country of residence if listed on
    the online registration form where this option is valid. Furthermore, end users must give their consent to the storage of their personal data that is required to be entered online. They must also accept the terms and conditions. The registration confirmation receipt, which is sent out by e-mail, and the original invoice showing the date of purchase will serve as proof of the extended warranty.
  3. The warranty covers all defects of the product during the warranty period due to faults in workmanship or material at the purchase date. The warranty is limited to repair and/or replacement and does not include any other obligations including but not limited to incidental or consequential damages. The warranty is not valid if the product has been misused, used contrary to the instruction manual, or has
    been incorrectly connected to a power supply. This warranty does not apply to:
    – any damage to the product that is the result of improper or lack of maintenance
    – any product that has been altered or modified
    – any product where original identification (trade mark, serial number) markings have been defaced, altered or removed
    – any damage caused by non-observance of the instruction manual
    – any product not displaying the CE approval mark on the rating plate
    – any product that has been attempted to be repaired by a non-authorised warranty service centre or without prior authorisation by Techtronic Industries
    – any product connected to improper power supply (amps, voltage, frequency)
    – any product used with inappropriate fuel mixture (fuel, oil, ratio of oil/ fuel mixture)
    – any damage caused by external influences (water, chemical, physical, shocks) or foreign substances
    – normal wear and tear spare parts
    – inappropriate use, overloading of the tool
    – use of non-approved accessories or parts
    – Accessories provided with the tool or purchased separately including but not limited to blades, saw chains, cutting lines, etc.
    – Any periodic adjustments to or maintenance cleaning of carburettors
    – Components (parts and accessories) subject to natural wear and tear, including but not limited to bump knobs, drive belts, clutch, blades of hedge trimmers or lawn mowers, harness, cable throttle, carbon brushes, power cord, tines, felt washers, hitch pins, blower fans, blower and vacuum tubes, vacuum bag and straps, guide bars, saw chains, hoses, connector fittings,
    spray nozzles, wheels, spray wands, inner reels, outer spools, cutting lines, spark plugs, air filters, gas filters, mulching blades, etc.
  4. For servicing, the product must be sent or presented to a RYOBI authorised service station listed for each country in the following list of service station addresses. In some countries your local RYOBI dealer undertakes to send the product to the RYOBI service organisation. When sending a product to a RYOBI service station, the product should be safely packed without any dangerous contents such as petrol, marked
    with sender’s address and accompanied by a short description of the fault.
  5. A repair / replacement under this warranty is free of charge. It does not constitute an extension or a new start of the warranty period. Exchanged parts or products become our property. In some countries delivery charges or postage will have to be paid by the sender. Your statutory rights arising from the purchase of the product remain unaffected.
  6. This warranty is valid in the European Community, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Outside these areas, please contact your authorised RYOBI dealer to determine if another warranty applies.

AUTHORISED SERVICE CENTRE

Any request or issue with the product can be addressed to your local authorised service centres (visit www.ryobitools.eu) or directly to: Techtronic Industries GmbH, Max Eyth Straße 10, 71364 Winnenden, Germany. Please state the serial number and product type printed on the label.

EC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 

Cordless lawnmower
Brand: RYOBI | Manufacturer1 | Model number2 | Serial number range3
We declare as the manufacturer under our sole responsibility that the product mentioned below fulfills all the relevant provisions of the following European Directives,
European Regulations and harmonised standards4
Measured sound power level………………………………… 90.4 dB(A)
Guaranteed sound power level………………………………… 93 dB(A)
Conformity assessment method to Annex VI Directive 2000/14/EC amended by 2005/88/EC.
Notified body5
Authorised to compile the technical file:6

  1. Techtronic Industries GmbH
    Max-Eyth-Straße 10, 71364 Winnenden, Germany
  2. RLM36X46HPG
  3. 47594401000001 – 47594401999999
  4. 2006/42/EC, 2014/30/EU, 2000/14/EC, 2005/88/EC, 2011/65/EU, EN 60335-1:2012+A11:2014+A13:2017+A1:2019+A14:2019+A2:2019,
    EN 60335-2-77:2010, EN 55014-1:2017+A11:2020, EN 55014-2:2015, EN IEC 63000:2018
  5. No.0197 – TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH
    Tillystraße 2 – 90431 Nürnberg – GermanyRYOBI RLM36X46HPG Battery Lawn Mower Instruction Manual - Signature
    Todd Chipner
    Vice President, Quality – Asia
    Winnenden, Nov. 30, 2021
  6. Alexander Krug, Managing Director
    Techtronic Industries GmbH
    Max-Eyth-Straße 10, 71364 Winnenden, Germany

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY 

Manufacturer: Techtronic Industries GmbH
Max-Eyth-Straße 10, 71364 Winnenden, Germany

We declare as the manufacturer under our sole responsibility that the product mentioned below
Cordless lawnmower
Brand: RYOBI
Model number: RLM36X46HPG
Serial number range: 47594401000001 – 47594401999999
fulfills all the relevant provisions of the following Regulations: S.I. 2008/1597 (as amended), S.I. 2016/1091 (as amended), S.I. 2012/3032 (as amended), S.I. 2001/1701 (as amended) and that the following designated standards have been used:
BS EN 60335-1:2012+A2:2019, BS EN 60335-2-77:2010,
BS EN 55014-1:2017+ A11: 2020, BS EN 55014-2:2015,
BS EN IEC 63000:2018

Measured sound power level: 90.4 dB(A)
Guaranteed sound power level: 93 dB(A)
Conformity assessment method to S.I. 2001/1701 Schedule 9 (as amended)

Approved body:
No. 22103 – AnP Certification Limited
2 Parkfield Street, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 4PN, United Kingdom

RYOBI RLM36X46HPG Battery Lawn Mower Instruction Manual - SignatureTodd Chipner
Vice President, Quality – Asia
Winnenden, Nov. 30, 2021
Authorised to compile the technical file:
Techtronic Industries (UK) Ltd
Fieldhouse Lane
Marlow Bucks SL7 1HZ
UK

RYOBI is a trade mark of Ryobi Limited, and is used under license.

Techtronic Industries GmbH
Max-Eyth-Straße 10,
71364 Winnenden, Germany

Techtronic Industries (UK) Ltd
Fieldhouse Lane
Marlow Bucks SL7 1HZ
UK

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