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Need a new mower

Discussion in 'Tools And Equipment' started by Linz, May 9, 2017.

  1. Linz

    Linz Total Gardener

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    So, I had one of those flymo easi packs, http://www.toolstop.co.uk/index.php...Rvz2v5NWeKzzQeL3ATYE5Lx8uGS8qUQwRLGgKgqPD_BwE
    2 in fact, first one the old man bought for me from argh-goose, which blew up by the start button and burnt my hand..should have bought a different one after that but seen the easipack in tesco for £15 and after 3ish years it died on me yesterday, half way through the back lawn so had to finish with the strimmer.

    I need something smallish, electric and can take a beating as I don't like the idea of petrol lying around and potching with oil.. plus I don't think I can start them :heehee:

    Any suggestions for me to look at, please? Was thinking black and decker this time round.
     
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    Why not consider a rechargeable mower? G tech make one, and if it`s as good as their strimmer and vacuum cleaner it might be just the job. No petrol, and no lead to pull around :yes:

    Just thought ..... I have a rechargeable G tech hedge trimmer too - nice and lightweight ...and does the job.
     
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      I'll be buying B and D this year as my Bosch is getting a touch long in the tooth. The reviews for the newish range of mowers seems very good.
       
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        Actually, just looked at Gtech and it's out of my price range. Was looking for under £150 :biggrin:

        And come to think of it, my neighbour has a Gtech hoover and I'm not overly impressed.. prefer my dyson (which I forget to recharge)
         
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        Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 Li - 40V Cordless Battery Lawnmower

        by Flymo

        30 customer reviews

        | 13 answered questions

        RRP: £229.00
        Price: £183.98 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Delivery Details

        Just looked on amazon, and the reviews were not so good for g tech, but spotted the Flymo at a reduced price......might be worth a gander ?
         
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          Cobra are getting some good reviews under £100.
          Have a look online.
           
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            I used to have a bosch when I had a smaller garden. It was good and gave a nice finish. Since sold it for £25 on local second hand fb group.

            I would probably not go for battery if on a budget, you can probably get a better mower for half the price if not going for battery technology.

            If you do want to consider battery technology look at mowers where the batteries can be used in other tools you also will want. About 1/2 the cost of these tools are in the batteries and charger. If you want a hedge trimmer or chainsaw or other tools consider investing in the system as buying the other tools stand alone can then seem quite cheap.
             
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              What a sensible and useful idea......you should have spoken to me before I spent so much money:doh::cry3:
               
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                The Bosch electric ones have been around for a while and do ok for the price range they are in.
                One of my mowers for small lawns for customers was the old Bosch 43li battery mower which I have to say took a beating in the 6 years I owned it until it failed big time.
                I've now purchased the Viking ma443 which is the larger version out of the two battery mowers they do and it's not bad. Far better than the Bosch but you need to purchase both charger and battery seperatly which adds up the cost.
                The same batts can be used on most of the Stihl range of cordless tools too.

                If you go for a battery one look at the capacity of the battery as they can drain quickly when worked hard. Unfortunately with cordless tools you tend to get what you pay for.
                 
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                  I purchased a cordless oregon chainsaw. It is good but glad it game with two 2.4Ah batteries as they only last 20minutes of solid cutting. For a mower you probably would want even more capacity.

                  With most tools you get what you pay for, but even more noticeable in the cordless ranges. Hence I think cordless might not be the best option when on a budget.
                   
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                    Thanks for the input, I'm not after cordless/rechargeable. I can manage with an extension lead as I have an outdoor socket round the back.. but as long as the mower has at least a 10m cable.

                    I think it might be a toss up between bosch and B&D, don't fancy another plastic flymo toy :smile:
                     
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                    That is a good price , I work for Stanley Black and Decker and can only get that model £10 cheaper.
                     
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                      Decisions decisions ! :biggrin:
                       
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                        Sit and ride yardman dx70 just sit and mow, suits me as I can't use a self propelled due to legs.
                        Cost s/h £150 needed a new cable and a new battery this year, I don't have a field just a large lawn and it connects to my garden trailer for those heavy loads.

                        It also went inside the Citroen c4 Picasso ( 7 seater ) with the steering wheel taken off, only just and I used wood planks as ramps and a rope to hold it.
                         
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