Which lawn mower to buy?
TriciaB Posts: 36
Our son has just moved to a house with a medium sized garden and it's mostly grassed. As it's a long garden it probably needs him to have a petrol mower - it would need a very long cable for an electric mower and there's no power outside the house. We would be grateful for recommendations for reliable mowers and not too pricey. We are buying it as a moving in present. I've just talked to him and he says he would like a robot mower as a friend has one which cuts his grass very well. I have just told OH about this and he is not impressed! Maybe someone can tell me that this would in fact work, but recommendations for a conventional mower is what we really need I think. Thanks.
As mentioned already robot mowers are very pricy, will need external power to the docking station, and a guide wire installed to tell it where the limits are.
If you really want petrol then Mountfield are good value.
The seventh mower in the list was Bosch Rotak 550 electric model costing £180.
Petrol models are more suited to larger lawns and Best Buy models in this category are mostly priced £350 to £800+.
My lawn is quite large and on a slope so I have a self propelled petrol Honda mower with rear roller (I do like stripes). It is a true workhorse, good for years of use but Honda models are not cheap and the current list price is around £1100.
Even if your budget stretches to the £600+ for a robot mower, I think they work best on regular shaped lawns which mine certainly is not. And you don’t get stripes. However two models that Which recommends are Flymo 1200K and Bosch Indego M700.
I've still got one which I bought second hand 25 years ago . I've never had it serviced and it's still working .
I'm not surprised your OH thinks he's a chancer @TriciaB
I used a bog standard mower for a fairly large grassed area at the previous house, just using an extension cable, as it was a fair distance from a power source. It was probably around 50m x 50 m, or more, [irregular though] and on a slope. We also had a petrol mower for other areas.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Then I got a dog..
Since when the lawn is rather uneven and about 10 years ago I bought a Hayter Spirit 41.
I've had no problems with it over the years. I give it an oil change every other year, change the spark plug and clean the air filter.
It has a Briggs and Stratton engine which has been around forever.
The lawn covers about 100ft x 30ft
or the same model with a powered rear roller (so you don't' have to push the mower)
I've been using Super Unleaded in it for years as the current standard petrol (E10) is not suitable for lawn mowers and garden equipment
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Mother in law has one also useless,no idea what models they have. Yes,a picture of the lawn and size would be useful
We had quarter of acre,and according to the RSPCA that's Medium. Of course, for a serious gardener,a Honda is the gold standard!