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Cordless Lawnmower Recommendations

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Kevin Cowans, Jun 19, 2022.

  1. Liz the pot

    Liz the pot Total Gardener

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    Mountfield are not what they were.

    in the trade many use the Ego range of battery mowers. I use a Viking battery mower and the Stihl ones I believe are vikings as Stihl owns that brand.

    I had a Bosch LI model before the Viking and that was well abused but the Viking cuts better to be honest but the price is more once you add the mower, battery and charger.

    Hayter also now have some battery mowers but I don’t know what they are like as well as Honda.
     
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      Agree with what @Fat Controller has said, do feel the weight of the battery operated one first as they will be much heavier to use and move around than a typical corded one.

      We bought a new Bosch Rotok 34R corded last month and despite some negative feedback on some sites, find it does give a good cut in the dry or wet and its eas to pick up and carry with one hand.
      Partly purchased on the recommendation of a neighbour who has the same model, currently around £100.

      You haven't mentioned why you want a battery one over corded , though know some folk hate moving a cable around, have not used a battery one, though still think the corded tick more boxes for us.
       
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        Why. They both have electric motors of a similar size and the batteries weigh no more than a bag of sugar.
        I have a corded mower and a cordless mower (petrol) and the cordless is so much easier to operate. No shifting cables around, no danger of running over it (or in my case - tripping over it) and again in my case, no need to run out a long extension lead.
        Cordless wins hands down.
         
      • Kevin Cowans

        Kevin Cowans Super Gardener

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        Hello all

        My reasoning for going Cordless is that it will limit the instances where I snag Plants which I have done numerous Times with the Corded Mower.

        Also, I have a Small Weeping Cherry in the middle of the Front Lawn and Mowing that Lawn with a Corded Mower is a Right Royal Pain in the ****.

        I seem to be going back to the Bosch Rotak 32 or 34 Li, although, I am unable to find anywhere that has them in Stock at the moment.

        Thanks

        Kevin
         
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          I agree with that, I have a Mountfield petrol rotary which replaced an 18 year old Hayter. The build quality of the Mountfield is much worse and there are several features I dislike, simple things like how fiddly it is to remove and replace the grass collection box. I did go and look at it before buying but I bought on price rather than using my head. My next will be a battery when the Mountfield dies. There is a confusingly large choice and reviews are not useful as the manufacturers change the model range so quickly.
           
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          • jimcubs

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            Does anyone use a electric ride on
             
          • Kevin Cowans

            Kevin Cowans Super Gardener

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            Hello all

            I am so Glad that I asked for advice on Purchasing a Cordless Lawnmower :heehee:

            I am more confused now than when the Thread was Started :dunno:

            Kevin
             
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