Our flymo has died a smokey death and was too small for our garden.
I’m looking for the moon on a stick, petrol, big blade, not too fussed about self propelled (but all the big ones are), no roller, collector box, a quality brand engine and on a budget of $£$.££
Any ideas?Posted 5 years agowitherseaMember
Bought an electric battery bosch a couple of years ago and it’s been fab. came with two batteries and will do a solid hour of mowing, no cables, no problems starting, no servicing, blade very sharp. not great for really big gardens, but minimal hassle and batteries charge really quick as they are li-ion and don’t fade.Posted 5 years agoTuckerUKMember
Briggs & Stratton Engine (spares plentiful if/when required), get something used off eBay?
My Champion (Briggs & Stratton 35 Classic) has been going for over 10 years, and apart from the yearly service (oil, plug clean/new plug. filter clean & oil, blade sharpen) has only ever needed a carb overhaul last month.Posted 5 years agohamishthecatMember
I’ve got a Husqvarna self propelled 46″ (might be 43″) with a Briggs and Stratton engine. Seems to share some parts with Flymo and is the same colour but it’s 16 years old, has had two oil changes and still does a good job. Lawn is between quarter and third of an acre and steep in places.Posted 5 years agoMarkieMembertrail_ratMember
Your brothers mate needs to clean his mowers better
Its true the body rots – its caused by the cut grass clinging to the bottom esp when used in the wet . Youd be better spraying salt water at it they would last longer
Ours got scraped after each use and pressure washed the underside once a week
We had a massive kawasaki powered etasia and a slightly smaller honda mower both were there at least 5 years and bodys showinf no signs of dying , the hayter harrier we had for fancy lawns was a bucket of crap and for ever falling apart – roller height adjust mech despite being used the least. My first year there we had a honda that was going into its 6th year and had had its body welded up a few times.
Ive got a suzuki 120cc engined flymo thing and a bush cutter for my own grass – never struggles – just a bit heavy to throw about like i used to 🙁 ( we used to use it for cutting bankings on a rope before i inherited it )Posted 5 years ago
I think the Honda is out of our price range.
Seem a Masport 300 AL which seems to tick some boxes http://www.gardenmachinerydirect.co.uk/product.asp?id=4903 any opinions / reviews from the stw gardeners?Posted 5 years agoMarkoMember
Masport looks OK. It has the aluminium deck, so no rusting issues. I have a Rover:
HthPosted 5 years ago
We inherited an old electric Flymo, which packed in. My inlaws then bought us a new mower (without my knowledge)….
…an electric roller Flymo with a PITA sodding cable.
(Dashed my dreams of a petrol mower, even if my lawn is only 100sqm. Boo.)
EDIT: Actually, it cuts just fine. The low quality of the grass is the problem….Posted 5 years ago
Just ordered one of these http://www.makitadirect.co.uk/acatalog/Makita-PLM4612-Petrol-Lawn-Mower.html?sa=X&ei=pOC9T-fyGYS-8gO5mqGRAQ&ved=0CHwQgwgwBA but the PLM4611 which is singlespeed as opposed to the 4612 which is 3 speed, ours came in at a lean £250 inc vat & delivery 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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