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PDF Content Summary: MOWRO RM18 Operation Manual ! this manual. Failure to follow this important safety information may result in serious injury. Carefully read and understand the manual completely before attempting to operate the MowRo.
For Service or Questions Call 1-800-876-3009 mowro.com Table of Contents Important Safety Information ................................................................. ............................................................................. ..................................................................... .................................................................... ................................................................. .................................................................................. ........................................................................................ ....................................................... ....................................................................................... ................................................... ............................................................................4 Warranty Information 7 Mower Part and Overview 8 Planning and Layout Guide 10 Docking Station Installation 12 Mower Operations 13 Mower Sensors 17 Mower Maintenance and Storage 18 Troubleshooting 20 Trouble Shooting Information Codes 21 Product Specifications 23 Important Safety Information ! WARNING WARNING: Read and thoroughly understand all instructions and safety information before assembling or operating the MowRo Lawn Mower. Failure to do so may cause serious injury. Do not allow anyone to operate this MowRo Lawn Mower who has not read this manual. As with all power equipment, the MowRo can be dangerous if assembled or used improperly. Do not operate this mower if you have doubts or questions concerning safe operation. Call our customer service department at 1-800-876-3009, or visit mowro.com if you have any questions or concerns about the safe operation of this equipment. ! DANGER Intended Use The MowRo Lawn Mower has been designed for residential lawn mowing up to 0.15 acre in area. It is not suitable for lawns with grades greater than 20°. Do not use the MowRo for any purpose other than for which it was designed. Any other use is unauthorized and may result in serious injury. Personal Protective Equipment Always remove the security key before lifting, moving or transporting the MowRo. When handling the MowRo Lawn Mower it is important to avoid the blades that are two sided and double edged and therefore extremely sharp. It is recommendedto wear safety gloves to make adjustments to the MowRo or when changing the blades or blade disc. Important Safety Information General Safety Failure to follow warnings, cautions, assembly and operation instructions in the Operation Manual may result in serious injury. ! DANGER READ THE OPERATION MANUAL BEFORE OPERATION. • Do not permit children to operate this equipment at any time. • Do not permit others that have not read and understood the complete Operation Manual to operate this equipment. • Keep all people and pets a minimum of 10 feet away from the work area. • Do not operate the MowRo in rain or other wet conditions. • Use caution when handling the MowRo. Blades are extremely sharp. Docking Station • Use only the docking station designed for the MowRo. • Do not attempt to modify the Robot Mower or the docking station in any • When battery replacement is required, replace only with an original or manufacturer authorized replacement. • DO NOT dispose of the MowRo in household waste. • DO NOT dispose of the battery in household waste. • Ensure correct installation of the boundary wire. • Make a regular inspection of the MowRo’s working area and remove stones, branches, toys and other objects that may cause damage to the robot. • Never place anything on top of the MowRo or the docking station. • Check the blades for wear and replace when necessary. • Check that bolts, screws and nuts are securely fastened to ensure the optimum operation of the MowRo. • Avoid running the MowRo in wet grass. Clean the MowRo’s wheels and wheel holder carefully of earth, grass and dust to avoid imbalance. Important Safety Information Safety Icons Safety icons are to remind you of important information while you are operating the unit. ! Use caution when operating this power equipment. The MowRo has sharp blades. Use caution when operating around other people and pets. Read and understand the Operation Manual before operating the MowRo Lawn Mower. Keep your hands and feet away from the rotating blades. Use extreme caution when lifting and transporting. Wear gloves to The MowRo has sharp blades. Use handle the blades or blade disc. caution when operating, transporting and handling. Avoid operating in the rain, protect the battery and docking station from wet conditions. The MowRo may throw objects. Keep children, pets and bystanders away from mower when operating. Safety Decals Safety decals on the MowRo are to remind you of important information while you are operating the unit. Make sure all decals are attached and in readable condition. Replace missing or defaced decals. Contact us at 1-800-876-3099 or go to redbacktool.com for replacement decals. ! READ OPERATORS MANUAL CAUTION SHARP BLADES! USE CARE WHEN MAY KEEP HANDLING. THROW SAFE OBJECTS DISTANCE DANGER KEEP HANDS and FEET AWAY KEEP HANDS AND FEET AWAY IMPORTANT NOTICE Redback warranties this product, to the original purchaser with proof of purchase, for a period of two (2) years against defects in materials, parts or workmanship. Redback, at its own discretion, will repair or replace any and all parts found to be defective, through normal use. This warranty is valid for only units that have been used for personal use, and that has been maintained in accordance with the instructions in the owner’s manual. The battery carries a one (1) year limited warranty, including warranty against defects in workmanship and materials. Batteries must be charged in accordance with the owner’s manual directions and regulations in order to be valid. Transportation charges for the movement of any unit are the responsibility of the purchaser. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to pay transportation charges for any product submitted for replacement under this warranty, unless such return is requested in writing by Redback. This warranty is null and void in the event of the installation of unauthorized spare parts. Items not covered by warranty: 1. Any part that has become inoperative due to misuse, commercial use, abuse, neglect, accident, improper maintenance, or alteration; or 2. The unit, if it has not been operated and/or maintained in accordance with the owner’s manual; or 3. Normal wear, except as noted below; 4. Routine maintenance items such as lubricants, unauthorized blades; 5. Normal deterioration of the exterior finish due to use or exposure. Redback Helpline: Contact Us: 1-800-876-3009 redbacktool.com Overview Rain Sensor On / Off switch Battery capacity Setting Start Confirm Return to charging stationCutting height adjustment Handle Emergency stop Charging electrode Rear wheel Front wheel Chasis protection PIN Code Clock Area Start Time 6 pegs for the charging station 150 boundary line pegs 9 spare blades with screws Power Supply Transformer 100m boundary line Signal frequency *Only available on APP version LED Green blinking, charging. Green firmly, stand-by Boundary line disconnected Boundary line connector Connection to PSU Charging station Charging electrode Extension cable 100m boundary line 2 Wire Clamps 4 Wire Splicers Route the boundary line around objects using a minimum of 100° angles (135° angles are recommended). Keep the boundary line at least 35cm (14”) away from any: walls, drop-offs, or uneven edge. If the lawn is level with the edge of the grass set the wire 10cm (4”) away from the edge. Do not allow the boundary wire to cross itself. The boundary line should be placed at the root level of the grass (see Figure 1). Secure the boundary line into the ground and anchor with the boundary stakes. Place a stake approximately every 3 feet. greater than 20°. On slopes steeper than 20° the robot’s sensor will shut the mower off. m Planning and Laying the Boundary Line Laying Boundary Lines In order to make the Robot Mower mow within the desired area – and only that area – you need to mark the area by means of boundary wiring. Remove all foreign objects, rocks, roots, etc. that may interfere with the Robot Mower’s operation in the mowing area. Large objects such as trees, swings sets, ponds, etc. should be encircled by the boundary line. The boundary wire line needs to be laid out in a continuous line (see Figure 2 on following page). Docking Station Installation Avoid placing the docking station in a corner of the lawn or in low-lying areas where the docking station or the Robot Mower may be damaged by puddles, or under a high tree due to the risk of lightning. Note: It is important that the adapter and the electrical plug are always kept dry! The docking station must have 6.5 feet of free space in front of it so the Robot Mower can return to charge or when mowing is complete (see Figure 3). The docking station must be located on level ground for correct operation. Connecting the Boundary Line to the Docking Station Remove the terminal cover located on the back of the docking station. Insert the end of the boundary wire into a blue T- clip and use a pair of pilers to press the clip on the wire until you hear a click. Repeat this action on the other end of the wire. Insert the wire that leaves the docking station into the negative (-) metal prong. Connect the wire that comes from under the docking station to the positive (+) metal prong. Proceed to plug in the docking station and confirm the LED is a solid GREEN light. If the LED is flashing RED and GREEN confirm all of your docking station connections are securely inserted and the boundary wire does not have any cuts or breakage. Figure 4 Figure 3 CLICK Operation Operation Operation Operation Sensors Obstacle/Contact Sensor When the Robot Mower meets an obstacle, it will reverse and a new path within 10 seconds, the robot will shut down and it will require a manual restart to continue operation. Rain Sensor In case of heavy rain, the Robot Mower will automatically return to the docking station. It will automatically start mowing the next day at the time originally sheduled. Lift Sensor This sensor is placed close to the wheels and measures the gravity of the wheels. If the Robot Mower is lifted manually or if both wheels run into a hole, the robot will shut down and must be restarted manually. Tilt Sensor A 6-axle sensor is integrated in the Robot Mower to measure the tilt angle in all directions. If the tilt angle exceeds 20°, the cutting motor will stop immediately but continue driving (see Figure 7). If the angle decreases to less than 20° within 10 seconds, the cutting motor will restart automatically. If, however, the angle does not decrease within 10 seconds the mower will shut down and will require a manual restart. Maintenance and Storage Cleaning the Robot Mower Lift the front and rear covers and remove any collected debris, grass clippings and dust using a soft brush, vacuum or damp cloth. Repeat for the bottom side of the robot using care when handling the blade disc and blades. It is important to keep the blades free from accumulated grass clippings to ensure proper operation of the robot mower. Ensure all retaining screws are secure. Clean and brush the contacts on the robot mower and the docking station charging arms with steel wool or emery paper. Cleaning the Docking Station Remove dirt, grass and other debris from the docking station base plate on a regular basis. Blade Replacement The Robot Mower blades are accessible when you turn the mower upside down (see Figure 8). Blades have two edges and two sides. The blades can be turned over one time before replacing. Blade replacement is indicated when grass shows prominent white edges after cutting or the mower makes excessive vibration noise. Turn all three blades over or replace all three blades by unscrewing the three retaining screws. Blade Disc Figure 8 Cutting Blades Maintenance and Storage ! DANGER Blades are extremely sharp and will cut even when dull. Use caution when replacing. Wear gloves to protect hands from cuts. Storage Disconnect the docking station from the AC power adapter. Remove the ends of the boundary wire from the docking station. Turn the power switch off on the Robot Mower to protect the battery. Store the Robot Mower, docking station and AC adapter and cords in a dry frost free area. Cover the ends of the boundary wire with electrical tape. To help preserve the life of the battery, check the charge status of the battery and recharge the battery in the docking station at regular intervals. Winter Storage During winter seasons, please follow all guidelines explained in the Storage Section above. Failure to properly care for your MowRo will void any remaining warranty. Troubleshooting Testing the Docking Station Symptom Cause Action Robot doesn’t leave docking station. PIN not entered correctly. Enter factory default PIN (0000) or PIN set by user. Battery is not charged. Allow robot to charge until battery symbol has 4 bars on LCD screen. Docking station not installed IN arrow on docking station should correctly. point to inside of working area. Boundary wire not installed Wire end routed under docking correctly. station should be connected to the positive (+) metal prong. Robot’s initial tracking is incorrect. Boundary wire not installed Adjust boundary wire so robot correctly. follows desired path. Interference from underground Reroute boundary wire around power source. obstacle source. Robot does not reconnect to Docking station is not level. charging blades on return to level surface. docking station. Normal Robot Mower Use Symptom Cause Action Excessive vibration and noise. Cutting system unbalanced; Turn power off and reverse or blades are dull. replace all three blades. Blade disc is damaged. Replace blade disc. Disc retaining screws loose. Tighten screws securely. Working time between charges Charging contacts are dirty. Clean charging contacts on the decreases. robot and the docking station. Brush lightly with steel wool. Battery capacity diminished. Replace battery. Robot does not leave docking Rain sensor is still activated. Dry and clean metal contacts. station after rain sensor is activated. Then restart robot mower. First Robot Mower Use Symptom Cause Action Robot leaves boundary area or Wheels are obstructed. Remove debris from mowing area stops beyond boundary line. and/or clean robot’s wheels. Grass is wet and/or slope is Reroute boundary wire to avoid too close to boundary edge. slope. Do not operate in wet conditions. Information Codes Information Codes: Displayed on LCD Screen NOTE: How to Manually Restart - Place the machine within 1m near the boundary line, enter correct PIN code, then press “start”. Status Code Cause Solution E1 STOP Button has been engaged. Manually restart the mower. E2 Lift sensor has been triggered. Robot mower lifted? Wheel blocked? Remove foreign objects then manually restart the mower. E3 Robot mower is out of the boundary line perimeter. E8 Overcurrent on cutting motor. Grass too tall and thick? Wheel blocked? If grass is > 2.6" tall cut with traditional mower. If grass is < 2.6" adjust height on mower to make sure the cutting can move without restriction. E9 Faulty battery. Battery malfunction, contact customer service. E10 Under voltage of battery detected. Place the robot mower back to the charging station and manually restart the mower. If the issue persists, please contact customer service. E11 Tilt sensor triggered. Tilting angle > 20 ̊? Robot mower is overturned? Place the robot mower on flat ground and manually restart mower. All wheels must be on the ground to return to operation. E12 Wheel spinning without grip. Robot mower stuck in sand or holes? Check the surrounding lawn, place the robot mower on flat ground and manually restart the mower. Relocate the robot mower in the boundary line perimeter then manually restart. E4 No boundary line signal. Check the status of the LED on the charging station. If it is blinking red, the boundary line is cut or the boundary wire is not properly connected to the docking station. Check boundary wire connection. E5 A collision sensor is triggered. Remove any obstacles or relocate the robot mower. Then manually restart the mower. E6 Overcurrent on left propulsion motor. Grass too tall and thick? Wheel blocked? If grass is > 2.6" tall cut with traditional mower. If grass is < 2.6" adjust height on mower to make sure the cutting can move without restriction. E7 Overcurrent on right propulsion motor. Grass too tall and thick? Wheel blocked? If grass is > 2.6" tall cut with traditional mower. If grass is < 2.6" adjust height on mower to make sure the cutting can move without restriction. Information Codes Information Codes: Displayed on LCD Screen NOTE: How to Manually Restart - Place the machine within 1m near the boundary line, enter correct PIN code, then press “start”. E13 Battery overheat. If this issue persists, please contact customer service.
F1 Robot is out of boundary line perimeter. Robot mower is outside boundary wire? Boundary line is connected reversely? Robot mower is too far from the boundary line? Check boundary line connections, place mower inside wire perimeter, manually restart mower. F2 Won’t start after pressing “start” button, boundary line signal not available. Check the status of the LED on the charging station. If it is blinking red, boundary line is cut or the boundary wire is not properly connected to docking station. Check boundary wire connection. F3 Won’t start after pressing “start” button, bad charging contact. Clean the charging contacts and remove any foreign objects. Place mower back in docking station and allow it to charge fully. Manually start mower while in the docking station. F4 Won’t start after pressing “start” button, battery voltage is too low. Return the robot mower to the charging dock and let it fully recharge.
IMPORTANT NOTICE We, the manufacturer, reserve the right to change the product and/ information usage only and the pictures and drawings depicted herein are for reference only. Warranty Repair and Service Do not return this product to the store for warranty issues or repair. Call our customer service department at 1-800-876-3009 or visit mowro.com for the location of the nearest service center. Record the information below for future reference. Serial No. Date of Purchase Place of Purchase SKU/Part No. RM18 Lithium Battery Voltage 28V Lithium Battery Capacity 4Ah Motor Type Brushless Blade Speed 2900 rpm Cutter Type 3 Blades Cutting Width 180mm (7”) Cutting Height 20 – 60mm (.8 – 2.4”) Mowing Areas 600m2 (0.15 acre) Maximum Climb Angle 20 ̊ Maximum Walking Speed 0.5m/s (1.64ft/sec) Boundary Wire Length 100m (330ft) Warranty 2 Years Limited/1 Year Limited on Battery For Service or Questions Call 1-800-876-3009 mowro.com
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