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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction and safety ............1.1 Introduction ................1.2 Symbols on the product ............1.3 Symbols in the Operator s Manual ........1.4 Safety Instructions ..............2. Presentation ................2.1 What is what? ............... 2.2 Package Contents ..............
In the unlikely event that the mower is stolen, it is important to notify the dealer of this. Provide the serial number of the mower so that it can be registered as stolen in the central systems at Husqvarna AB. It is an important step in theft prevention, discouraging interest in the buying and selling of stolen mowers.
Keep in mind that the operator is responsible for accidents or hazards occuring to other people or their property. Husqvarna AB has a policy of continuous product development and therefore reserves the right to modify the design and appearance and function of products without prior notice.
1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY IMPORTANT INFORMATION This appliance 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 appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY 1.2 Symbols on the product These symbols can be found on the robotic lawnmower. Study them carefully. • Please read the Operator’s Manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the robotic lawnmower. The warnings and safety instructions in this Operator’s Manual must be carefully followed if the robotic lawnmower is to be used safely and...
1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY • The low voltage cable must not be shortened, extended or spliced. • Do not use a trimmer nearby the low voltage cable. Be careful when trimming edges where the cables are placed. 3012-1351 1.3 Symbols in the Operator’s Manual These symbols can be found in the Operator’s Manual.
1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY 1.4 Safety Instructions • This robotic lawnmower is designed to mow grass in open and level ground areas. It may only be used with the equipment recommended by the manufacturer. All other types of use are incorrect.
1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY • Do not use the robotic lawnmower if the main switch does not work. • Always switch off the robotic lawnmower using the main switch when not in use. The robotic lawnmower can only start when the main switch is set to 1 and the correct PIN code has been entered.
1. INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY Transport The original packaging should be used when transporting the robotic lawnmower over long distances. To safely move from or within the working area: Press the STOP button to stop the robotic lawnmower. If security is set to the medium or high level (see 6.5 Security on page 52), the PIN code has to be entered.
2. PRESENTATION 2. Presentation This chapter contains information that is important to be aware of when planning the installation. Installing a Husqvarna robotic lawnmower involves four main components: • A robotic lawnmower that mows the lawn by essentially operating in a random pattern.
2. PRESENTATION 2.1 What is what? 3012-564 The numbers in the illustration represent: Body 17. Loop wire for boundary loop and guide wire* Cover to display, keypad and cutting height 18. Connector for connecting the loop wire to the adjustment charging station* Stop button/Catch to open the cover 19.
2. PRESENTATION 2.2 Package Contents Your Automower ® package contains the following details. Automower® 105 Robotic mower √ Charging station √ Power supply √ Low voltage cable √ Charging station screws 3 pcs Allen key √ Measurement gauge √ Cable markers √...
50 to 60 minutes. The charging time can vary depending on, among other factors, the ambient temperature. Mowing technique The Husqvarna mowing system is based on an efficient and energy saving principle. Unlike many standard lawnmowers, the robotic lawnmower cuts the grass instead of knocking it off.
2. PRESENTATION Working method The robotic lawnmower automatically mows the lawn. It continuously alternates between mowing and charging. The robotic lawnmower starts to search for the charging station when the battery charge becomes too low. The robotic lawnmower does not mow when it is searching for the charging station.
2. PRESENTATION The control panel on the top of the robotic lawnmower is where you manage all the robotic lawnmower settings. Open the control panel cover by pressing down the STOP button. When the main switch is set to position 1 for the first time, a start-up sequence begins which includes language selection, time format, date format and the four-digit PIN code and setting the time and date.
3. INSTALLATION 3. Installation This chapter describes how to install the Husqvarna robotic lawnmower. Before starting the installation read the previous chapter 2. Presentation . Read also through this entire chapter before beginning the installation. How the installation is done also affects how well the robotic lawnmower works.
3. INSTALLATION • Low voltage cable (26) • Pegs (19) • Connector for connecting the loop wire to the charging station (18) • Screws for the charging station (21) • Measurement gauge (26) • Couplers for the loop wire (20) During installation you will also need: •...
3. INSTALLATION The charging station must be positioned with a great deal of free space in front of it (at least 3 metres). It should also be centrally placed in the working area to make it easier for the robotic lawnmower to reach all areas in the working area.
3. INSTALLATION If the installation is done in a working area with a steep slope (such as around a house on a hill), the charging station should be placed in the area at the bottom of the slope. This makes it easier for the robotic lawnmower to follow the guide wire to the charging station.
3. INSTALLATION It is possible to let the low voltage cable cross the working area. The low voltage cable must be stapled down or buried, and the cutting height should be such that the blades on the blade disc can never come in contact with the low voltage cable.
3. INSTALLATION Installation and connecting the charging station Position the charging station in a suitable spot. Connect the low voltage cable to the charging station. Connect the power supply’s power cable to a 100-240 V wall socket. If the wall socket is outdoors, it is important that the power supply is protected from direct sunlight.
3. INSTALLATION 3.4 Installation of the boundary wire The boundary wire can be installed in one of the following ways: Securing the wire to the ground with pegs. It is preferable to staple down the boundary wire if you want to make adjustments to the boundary loop during the first few weeks of operation.
3. INSTALLATION Working area boundaries If a high obstacle (5 cm or more) for example a wall or fence, borders the working area, the boundary wire should be laid 30 cm from the obstacle. This will prevent the robotic lawnmower from colliding with the obstacle and reduce body wear.
3. INSTALLATION Boundaries within the working area Use the boundary wire to demarcate areas inside the working area by creating islands around obstacles which cannot withstand a collision, for example, flowerbeds, bushes and fountains. Lay the wire up to and around the area to be demarcated, and then return it back along the same route.
3. INSTALLATION Slopes The boundary wire can be laid across a slope that slants less than 15%. 3012-946 The boundary wire should not be laid across a slope that is steeper than 15%. There is a risk that the robotic lawnmower will find it difficult to turn there. The robotic lawnmower will then stop and the Outside working area fault message is displayed.
3. INSTALLATION Laying the boundary wire If you intend to staple down the boundary wire: • Cut the grass very low with a standard lawnmower or a trimmer where the wire is to be laid. It will then be easier to lay the wire close to the ground and the risk of the robotic lawnmower cutting the wire or damaging the insulation of the wire is reduced.
3. INSTALLATION Laying the boundary wire in towards the charging station The boundary wire must be laid in line with the rear end of the charging station and at least 1.5 metres straight out to the right and left of the station. See the illustration.
3. INSTALLATION 3.5 Connecting the boundary wire Connect the boundary wire to the charging station: IMPORTANT INFORMATION The boundary wire must not be crossed when connecting it to the charging station. The right hand wire end must be connected to the right hand pin on the charging station and the left hand wire end to the left pin.
3. INSTALLATION 3.6 Installation of the guide wire The guide wire is a wire that is laid from the charging station towards, for instance, a remote part of the working area or through a narrow passage to be then connected with the boundary loop. The same cable roll is used for both the boundary loop and guide wire.
3. INSTALLATION Laying and connecting the guide wire Run the wire through the slot in the bottom of the charger plate. 3012-997 Fit the connector to the guide wire in the same way as for the boundary wire described in 3.5 Connecting the boundary wire.
3. INSTALLATION • In the passage, the guide wire must therefore be placed so that the robotic lawnmower has as much space to run in as possible. The Maximum distance between the boundary loop and the distance guide wire must however be at least 30 cm. At least 30 cm At least 2 m 3012-951...
3. INSTALLATION Connect the guide wire to the boundary wire using a coupler: Insert the boundary wire in each of the holes in the coupler. Insert the guide wire in the centre hole in the coupler. Check that the wires are fully inserted into the coupler so that the ends are visible through the transparent area on the other side of the coupler.
3. INSTALLATION 3.8 First start-up and calibration Before the robotic lawnmower is operated, a start-up sequence in the robotic lawnmower's menu must be carried out as well as an automatic calibration of the guide signal. The calibration is also a good test to see that the installation of the guide wire has been done in such a way that the robotic lawnmower can easily follow the guide wire from the charging station.
3. INSTALLATION 3.9 Test docking with the charging station Before using the robotic lawnmower, check that the robotic lawnmower can follow the guide wire all the way to the charging station and easily docks with the charging station. Perform the test below. Open the control panel cover by pressing the STOP button.
4. USE 4. Use 4.1 Charging a flat battery When the robotic lawnmower is new or has been stored for a long period, the battery will be flat and needs to be charged before starting. Charging takes approximately 80 to 100 minutes. Set the main switch to position 1.
4. USE 4.2 Using the timer The lawn should not be cut too often to obtain the best mowing result. Use the timer function (see 6.3 Timer on page 46.) to avoid a downtrodden lawn. When setting the timer, calculate that the robotic lawnmower mows about 43 m per hour and day.
4. USE Example 2 Work period 1: 08:00 - 16:00 Work period 2: 20:00 - 23:00 Work days: All days The robotic lawnmower will operate for the times specified in the work periods as the total operating time is 11 hours and does not exceed the maximum of 14 hours.
4. USE 4.5 Switching off Press the STOP button. Set the main switch in position 0. Always switch the robotic lawnmower off using the main switch if it requires maintenance or if the robotic lawnmower must be moved outside the working area. 4.6 Adjusting the cutting height 3012-1023 The cutting height can be varied from MIN (2 cm) to...
5. CONTROL PANEL 5. Control panel All forms of commands and settings for the Husqvarna robotic lawnmower are made via the control panel. All functions are accessed via a number of menus. 3012-929 The control panel consists of a display and a keypad.
5. CONTROL PANEL 5.1 Operation selection The operation selection button is symbolised by a house. When the button has been pressed, the selected operation mode is shown in the display. By consecutively pressing the button many times, one can choose between three different operation modes.
5. CONTROL PANEL 5.2 Multi-choice buttons The three multi-choice buttons offer various functions, among others depending on where in the menu structure you are. The button function is shown at the very bottom of the display. Example: If you are in the main menu, the left button can be used to go back, the middle button confirms any selections and the right button helps you to scroll the menu.
6. MENU FUNCTIONS 6. Menu functions 6.1 Main menu The main menu consists of four options: • Timer • Installation • Security • Settings There are a number of submenus under each option. You can access all the functions to set the robotic 3012-987 lawnmower settings via these.
6. MENU FUNCTIONS 6.2 Menu structure English - 45...
6. MENU FUNCTIONS 6.3 Timer The lawn should not be cut too often to obtain the best mowing result. Consequently, it is important to limit the operating time using the timer function if the working area is less than the robotic lawnmower's working capacity.
6. MENU FUNCTIONS Work hours 1 • Work period 1 to set start and stop times for work hours 1. Enter each required time in hours and minutes and press OK to confirm the entered time. Work hours 2: Timer Work hours 2: •...
6. MENU FUNCTIONS 6.4 Installation The following operating settings are available via this Timer selection in the main menu. Guide width • Guide width Installation to select the distance from the guide wire the Remote start 1 mower is allowed to travel when it follows this to and from the charging station.
6. MENU FUNCTIONS Wide In a wide corridor, the robotic lawnmower mows at more varied distances from the guide wire. A garden that is open and free of narrow passages should have a wide corridor to minimise the risk of tracks forming.
6. MENU FUNCTIONS • The following five options can be selected; - Never (0%) - Rarely (approx. 20%) - Medium (approx. 50%) - Often (approx. 80%) - Always (100%) Select the percentage that corresponds to the size of the remote area relative to the total working area.
6. MENU FUNCTIONS Test OUT The function is used to test exit settings and to calculate the distance from the charging station to a Test IN remote area. Remote start 1 To test the settings in Remote start 1: Test OUT Remote start 2 Dock the robotic lawnmower in the charging station and select Test OUT .
6. MENU FUNCTIONS Drive past wire The front of the mower always passes the boundary Guide width wire by a specific distance before the mower turns. The default distance is 25 cm, but this can be changed if required. The minimum value is 25 cm and Remote start 1 the maximum value is 30 cm.
6. MENU FUNCTIONS Time lock This function means that the robotic lawnmower cannot be started after 30 days without first entering the correct PIN code. When the 30 days has passed the robotic lawnmower will continue to mow as normal, but the Enter PIN code message appears when the cover is opened.
6. MENU FUNCTIONS 6.6 Settings This selection allows you to carry out changes to the robotic lawnmower's general settings. ECO mode This function automatically turns off the loop signal in About the boundary wire, the guide wire and the ECO mode charging station when the robotic lawnmower is not mowing.
6. MENU FUNCTIONS Language Set language with this function. About To select the language: Place the cursor at Language ECO mode and press OK. Place the cursor at the required Time & Date language and press OK. Language Country Reset customer setting Country With this function you can select in what country the...
7. GARDEN EXAMPLES 7. Garden examples - Installation proposals and settings The mower's behaviour is controlled to a certain extent by what settings are made. Adapting the mower’s garden settings according to the shape of the garden makes it easier for the mower to frequently reach all parts of the garden and in doing so achieve a perfect mowing result.
7. GARDEN EXAMPLES Installation proposals and settings Area 600 m . A number of islands and a 25% slope. Timer 07:00-23:00 (factory setting) Monday-Sunday Proportion Rarely (factory setting) Guide width Medium Remarks Place the charging station in the lower part of the working area. Lay 3012-977 the guide wire at an angle over the steep slope.
7. GARDEN EXAMPLES Installation proposals and settings Area 250 m . U-shaped garden linked with a narrow passage. Timer 07:00 - 16:00 Monday - Friday Proportion Medium Guide width Medium 1.5 m Remarks The guide wire must be placed 3012-980 along the narrow passage to ensure the mower can with ease locate the charging station from the...
7. GARDEN EXAMPLES Installation proposals and settings Area 400 m . Three areas linked with two narrow passages. 07:00-23:00 (factory setting) Timer Monday - Friday Proportion Rarely Remote start 1 Proportion Rarely Remote start 2 3018-064 Guide width Medium Remarks As the working area contains three areas linked by two narrow passages, Remote start 1 and...
8. MAINTENANCE 8. Maintenance Check and clean the Husqvarna robotic lawnmower regularly and replace worn parts if necessary to improved operating reliability and to ensure a longer service life. For more information on cleaning, see 8.4 Cleaning on page 62.
8. MAINTENANCE IMPORTANT INFORMATION The battery must be charged fully before winter storage. If the battery is not fully charged it can be damaged and in certain cases be rendered useless. Charging station Store the charging station and power supply indoors. The boundary wire and the guide wire can be left in the ground.
8. MAINTENANCE 8.4 Cleaning It is important to keep the robotic lawnmower clean. A mower with large amounts of grass stuck to it will not cope as well with slopes. It is recommended to clean using a brush. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Never use a high-pressure washer or even running water to clean the robotic lawnmower.
8. MAINTENANCE Chassis Clean the underside of the chassis. Brush or wipe with a damp cloth. Wheels Clean around the front wheels and rear wheel as well as the rear wheel bracket. Body Use a damp, soft sponge or cloth to clean the body. If the body is very dirty it may be necessary to use a soap solution or washing-up liquid.
All three blades and screws must be replaced at the same time to obtain a balanced mowing system. Use Husqvarna genuine blades only. To replace the blades: Set the main switch in position 0.
8. MAINTENANCE 8.8 Battery The battery is maintenance-free, but has a limited life span of 2 to 4 years. Battery life is dependent on the length of the season and how many hours a day the robotic lawnmower is used. A long season or many hours of use per day means that the battery must be replaced more regulary.
The battery is fine as long as the mower maintains a well-cut lawn. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Only use Husqvarna Group AB original batteries. Compatibility with other batteries cannot be guaranteed. IMPORTANT INFORMATION The appliance must be disconnected from the supply mains when removing the battery.
More suggestions for steps to take in the event of malfunction or symptoms can be found on www.automower.com. 9.1 Messages Below we have listed a number of messages which may be shown in the display of the Husqvarna robotic lawnmower. Contact your dealer if the same message appears often. Message...
9. TROUBLESHOOTING Message Cause Action Trapped The robotic lawnmower has got Free the robotic lawnmower and caught in something. rectify the reason for it becoming trapped. The robotic lawnmower is stuck Check if there are any obstacles behind a number of obstacles. which make it hard for the robotic lawnmower to move on from this location.
9. TROUBLESHOOTING Message Cause Action Wheel motor The robotic lawnmower has got Free the mower and rectify the overloaded, right caught in something. reason for the lack of drive. If it is due to wet grass, wait until the lawn has Wheel motor dried before using the mower.
9. TROUBLESHOOTING Message Cause Action Collision sensor Mower body cannot move freely Check that the mower body can move problem, front/rear around its chassis. freely around its chassis. Wheel drive problem, Grass or other object is wrapped Clean the wheels and around the right/left around the drive wheel.
9. TROUBLESHOOTING 9.2 Indicator lamp in the charging station For a fully functional installation, the indicator lamp in the charging station must emit a solid green light. If something else appears, follow the troubleshooting guide below. There is more troubleshooting help on www.automower.com. If you still need help with troubleshooting, please contact the local dealer.
9. TROUBLESHOOTING 9.3 Symptoms If your Automower does not work as expected, follow the troubleshooting guide below. ® There is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on www.automower.com which provides more detailed answers to a number of standard questions. It you still cannot find the reason for the fault, contact the local dealer. Symptoms Cause Action...
9. TROUBLESHOOTING Symptoms Cause Action The robotic Damaged blades lead to imbalance in Inspect the blades and screws and lawnmower vibrates the cutting system. replace them if necessary. See 8.7 Blades on page 64. Many blades in the same position Check that only one blade is fitted at lead to imbalance in the cutting each screw.
9. TROUBLESHOOTING 9.4 Finding breaks in the loop wire Breaks in the loop wire are usually the result of unconscious physical damage to the wire such as when gardening with a shovel. In countries with ground frost, even sharp stones that move in the ground can damage the wire.
9. TROUBLESHOOTING Connect the charging station to the power supply. Switch the connections between the guide wire and the boundary wire in the charging station. a) Switch connection AL and Guide. If the indicator lamp flashes yellow, then the break is somewhere on the boundary wire between AL and the point where the guide wire is connected to the boundary wire (thick black line in the illustration).
9. TROUBLESHOOTING a) Assume that the indicator lamp flashed yellow in test a) above. Reset all connections to their original positions. Then disconnect AR. Connect a new loop wire to AR. Connect the other end of this new loop wire somewhere at the centre of the installation.
9. TROUBLESHOOTING When the break is found, the damaged section must be replaced with a new wire. The damaged section can be cut out if it is possible to shorten the boundary wire. Always use original couplers. 3018-1323 English - 77...
10. TECHNICAL DATA 10. Technical Data Data ® Automower Dimensions Length 55 cm Width 39 cm Height 25 cm Weight 6.7 kg Electrical system Battery Lithium-Ion battery 18 V/2.1 Ah Art.No 586 57 62-01 Power supply 100-240 V/ 28 V DC Low voltage cable length 10 m Mean energy consumption at maximum use...
• Damage caused by using a battery that is not an original battery. • Damage caused by not using Husqvarna AB original spare parts and accessories, such as blades and installation material. • Damage to the loop wire. •...
12. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION 12. Environmental information The symbols on the Husqvarna robotic lawnmower or its packaging indicate that this product cannot be treated as domestic waste. It should instead be left at a suitable recycling centre to recycle its electronic components and batteries.
Husqvarna AB, SE-561 82 Huskvarna, Sweden, tel.: +46-36-146500, hereby declares under sole responsibility that the robotic lawnmower Husqvarna Automower® 105 with serial numbers dating year 2015 week 44 and onwards (the year and week is clearly stated on the rating plate, followed by the serial number), comply with the requirements of the COUNCIL'S DIRECTIVE: •...
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