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Hover mower recommendations?

I'm thinking of getting a hover mower as our rotary mower is a bit heavy to use. We haven't got a huge amount of grass to cut as I keep nibbling away the edges.
Can anyone recommend a good one? -  or a don't buy would be useful too.
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • B3B3 Posts: 24,440
    Looks like nobody can recommend one. Which? thinks they're rubbish too😐
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,637
    I am sure that both the one's (Flymo) I've had rotated the wrong way round. Rather than hover they seemed to suck themselves into the ground.  Yes I checked that I had the blades mounted correctly. Any moisture around and they collected a couple of kilos of compacted grass mulch inside the rim making them harder to handle and a pain to clean. I now have a Bosch battery powered mower which is much lighter than the old petrol mower for use on level bits. Not a cheap alternative though. I still need a Flymo for the steep banks but they are hard work.

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,109
    If your lawn is fairly flat and you can't find a decent hover mower, you could look at push-along cylinder mowers - relatively light, relatively inexpensive, easy to handle and work well on the flat as long as you don't need to cut very long grass. And don't need electricity.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 1,937
    A hover mower is certainly light but if it has an electric cord that can be a trip hazard!  I found I had to sweep my driveway and paths afterwards as it blew grass cuttings everywhere.  A small battery powered mower would probably suit you better.
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,440
    Push along one might be worth a try. Grass is pretty flat. I think a hover job is a no no
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • zugeniezugenie Posts: 703
    Not a hover but I have a small electric mower from aldi, it’s very light, it was £40 when I bought it!
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