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Old 26-03-2020, 07:28 PM   #11
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Depends on the size of your garden. I've gone from Flymo on our small garden, then an electric roller mower with slightly larger garden. Now have a bigger garden and went to petrol when electric one packed up. Petrol is much easier on this garden than the electric.
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Old 26-03-2020, 08:19 PM   #12
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I am on my second Honda Izy ( first one got confiscated by my ex)
Brilliant mowers, don’t realise how much quicker you mow the lawn with a decent performance petrol mower.
Twice as quick as a main powered one.
And doesn’t leave a mess on the grass.
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Old 26-03-2020, 08:36 PM   #13
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I am on my second Honda Izy ( first one got confiscated by my ex)
Brilliant mowers, don’t realise how much quicker you mow the lawn with a decent performance petrol mower.
Twice as quick as a main powered one.
And doesn’t leave a mess on the grass.
Exactly this, it takes a fraction of the time it would with an electric.
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Old 26-03-2020, 09:29 PM   #14
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I bought a used Suffolk punch 14s petrol cylinder mower back in 2015 it has been a reliable and stripe inducing beast I really cannot recommend them enough as it has a scarifier attachment for weeding (if you are so inclined) and cannot say I'd go back to electric again they don't give as good a finish!
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Old 26-03-2020, 09:36 PM   #15
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Jeezo, thanks everyone, I'm now convinced I need a petrol mower.....
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Old 27-03-2020, 10:25 AM   #16
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Thanks everybody!

I like the look on the petrol Honda mower and they seem to be recommended by a few in this thread!
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Old 27-03-2020, 10:41 AM   #17
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Must be a thing about lawnmowers, I just pulled mine out the shed to cut the grass on Wednesday, would of been the first cut since October. I strimmed the edges, plugged the lawnmower in (flymo hover mower ) and poof! went up in smoke.. My lawn is less than 20 meters square so anything other than electric isn’t really practical, so I spent £90 on this
https://www.gardenlines.co.uk/shop/l...c-rotary-mower

Now the wife can’t say it’s too hard as the flymo gave up hovering and was a struggle for her to push.
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Old 27-03-2020, 10:44 AM   #18
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Thanks everybody!

I like the look on the petrol Honda mower and they seem to be recommended by a few in this thread!
My tip buddy would be to go for the largest grass collecting box and cutting blade that your budget can go to. They cut more and take less emptying.

Self propelled, for me anyway, was a must as most quality petrol mowers are sturdy bits of kit.

I bought an Efco LR48TK 6yrs ago and it's never missed a beat, slightly cheaper than a Honda at the time.
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Rollers are not popular outside of the UK apparently so there isn't as much choice. That why I went hayter as I wanted a roller
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Old 27-03-2020, 11:55 AM   #20
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I've had a petrol, self propelled Mountfield mower with the mulcher add on for about 10 years now.

Used and abused, haven't serviced it, or even cleaned it.. just ran on super unleaded.

The thing has been faultess and still starts on the first pull. <runs to touch wood >

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