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  • Fingers crossed for you, Leadfarmer.

    My concern would be that it only has a 30cm (12inch) cutting width blade and given the dimensions of your planned lawn, you will have to make so many passes, it will take forever to mow.

    Something like so (17inch blade) is what I would be considering: www.lawnmowersdirect.co.uk/product/petrol-cylinder-mowers/allett-classic-17l-petrol-cylinder-mower

    Hope I don't seem to be interfering!

     

  • Not at all David, all comments appreciatedimage. My new lawn isn't going to be very big at all, if I'm still enthusiastic about keeping the lawn nice by the end of summer I may upgrade to a different mower. 

    I picked up the mower today and it does look like a nice machine. 

  • LeadFarmer wrote (see)

    Not at all David. My new lawn isn't going to be very big at all, if I'm still enthusiastic about keeping the lawn nice by the end of summer I may upgrade to a different mower. 

    I picked up the mower today and it does look like a nice machine. 

     

    Pleased to hear you have it & it's what you are looking for.

    Just as matter of interest, I decided to do away with two small lawns last year and have an electric version of your new mower to dispose of,,,,,,,it's almost brand new, only being used for one season.

    www.gardeners-world.net/product/Qualcast-Suffolk-Punch-12E-Electric-Cylinder-Lawnmower-5535?ref=froogle

    A bargain awaits someone! image

     

  • Well I snapped up another mower today as it was selling for a good price, I intend to sell the previous one this summer. This new one is a Qualcast Classic 43S with 17" blade...

    http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/2_zpse447ada8.jpg

     

     

  • I would say you've made an excellent purchase there, LeadFarmer.

  • Thanks David. I think winter is definately the best time to buy a used mower. Come summer they will be selling for much higher prices. 

  • Think you're right, LF.....hope you get a quick sale for the previous one.

    Your most recent acquisition will make short work of your planned lawn & give all the stripes you could wish for......excellent stuff!

    PS. Don't know (or need to know) how much you paid for it, but can say it would cost around £700 new.

  • I paid £185 which I thought was a good price for the 17" model. Its been serviced every year and seems to be in great condition. Its just a shame I've got to wait for the summer before I can use it properly!

    http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/_57_zps85e08bcc.jpg

     My Everedge lawn edging strips arrive tomorrow so I can at least make a start on the new path, then I can concentrate on starting the new lawn.

  • LF - I would have been happy to have paid that for what seems a very good machine.

    It will seem like an eternity until you can try her out.....just hope you'll be laying turf & not seed.

    PS. The first Suffolk Punch I bought was just £26 new.

  • Hi Guys. My son has just been given an Atco Balmoral 17s. He is wondering about getting a scarifier head for it too. Do all Balmorals use the QX cassette system? How can I tell if its a cassette cylinder or not?

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