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Old 26-03-2020, 02:44 PM   #1
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New Lawnmower

Looking for recommendations for a New Lawnmower

I literally have no idea what to get? Battery, Petrol or Mains powered?

I quite like a mower with a roller.

My Budget is £200-300

I have been looking at the Bosch Rotak/Rotak Advanced on amazon. Anybody recommend them or is there better out there for the money?

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Old 26-03-2020, 02:54 PM   #2
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New Lawnmower

Used to have flymo, when it broke bought Bosch ‘normal’ grass cutter with box on back - not looked back, much nicer to use and no issues with grass being flunk everywhere when you get to an edge

Mains powered. Did look at battery, but for what I needed at that time, wasn’t really worth the significant extra cost...
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Old 26-03-2020, 03:16 PM   #3
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I got a Worx cordless with a free strimmer last year, is decent but nothing to write home about.
Takes 2 batteries for 40v, lasts for my front garden no problem, exit to the bag can get full and not flow to bag properly and need clearing.

Cordless truly handy but I suspect I'm sacrificing a great deal of performance. Will use it for this year as it's adequate but suspect I'll be looking at non battery powered when we have decent grass in the back garden as well.
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Old 26-03-2020, 03:31 PM   #4
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I have the Bosch Rotak 32 Cordless and find it really easy to use.
Unless you have a massive garden I would definitely recommend cordless. You don't realise how annoying a cable is until it's gone.
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Depends entirely on the size of ones lawn. Manual ones are very underlooked, and give better cuts (with less cleanup!) than the rotary electric/petrol options. If you get one with a crosscut feature then you will have nothing to collect and just leave the cuttings on the grass as a natural feed.
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I love my hayter lawnmower
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Dad has had this delivered today, not bad for the price, fairly light and easy to manoeuvre, he was gonna spend your budget but didn't need to
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Used to have flymo, when it broke bought Bosch ‘normal’ grass cutter with box on back - not looked back,
Same here, my 6 year old Bosch broke last year and the updated model I replaced it with, whilst still good, does not feel as robust.
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I’ve got a Honda Izzy petrol. These are great mowers, will last forever, no cables getting in the way.

If you look at most gardeners/landscapers they mainly use Honda products as they are pretty much bomb proof. This seems a decent price. Have a look at a few reviews/YouTube videos.

https://www.mowwithus.com/garden-mac...AaAq6TEALw_wcB

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Old 26-03-2020, 07:26 PM   #10
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I’ve got a Honda Izzy petrol. These are great mowers, will last forever, no cables getting in the way.

If you look at most gardeners/landscapers they many use Honda products as they are pretty much bomb proof. This seems a decent price. Have a look at a few reviews/YouTube videos.

https://www.mowwithus.com/garden-mac...AaAq6TEALw_wcB
I've a Honda Izy, actually I'm on my second. The only reason i changed is because a local dealer was offering silly money for my old one as a trade in!! They're brilliant mowers.

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