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Help me choose a lawnmower

Discussion in 'Lawns' started by 2nd_bassoon, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. 2nd_bassoon

    2nd_bassoon Gardener

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    New turf has taken and is growing like wildfire, hurrah :Wino: Attention now turns towards curtailing the growth...

    My original plan was to get a handpush machine but human error while laying the turf means it isn't completely level, something I understand to be problem with push machines. Anyone have any experience with this?

    Alternatively, any recommendations for powered models? Requirments are:
    - Light (have to carry it up and down a flight of stone steps each time it's used)
    - Small (limited storage space)
    - Not too pricey! (Ideally <£80 - happy to look second hand)

    The lawn itself is small, only about 12m2. I considered trimmers from the weight/storage angle but not sure that would be enough on it's own? All input gladly received!
     
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  3. HarryS

    HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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    @2nd_bassoon , I have used the Bosch Rotak for 10 years and it really is a good lawnmower. But for a small lawn I also have , also about 12m² , I use a flymo, which works fine.
    The Flymo 280 is £55 and weighs 8.8kg
    Buy Flymo Hover Vac 280 Corded Collect Mower - 1300W at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Lawnmowers and accessories, Lawnmowers and garden power tools, Home and garden.
    The smaller lighter 330 confusingly costs more at £79 , but only weighs 6.5kg . No grass collection on this model , but this is not a big problem on a small lawn
    Buy Flymo Corded Turbo Lite 330 Hover Mower - 1150W at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Lawnmowers and accessories, Lawnmowers and garden power tools, Home and garden.
     
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    HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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