Blimey, you know your getting old when you are giving out lawnmower advice !
Yep that and driving a Volvo, i know my place!
Thanks for all the replies, must admit I was swaying towards a Bosch after reading some reviews on amazon etc. After quite a bit of searching I managed to find a Rotak 43 ergo for £135 at screwfix (non ergo same price) but looks like almost all of their mowers are out of stock (online and stock in local shops) Not suprising as they were the cheapest I could find for a brand new mower.
But I have found a non ergo Rotak 43 for £140 delivered online, bonus being that they also have a proper shop in my town and are Bosch dealers. Will go and have a look on Saturday and see if I can pick one up, handy being local if anything goes wrong within the warranty as well.
A bit over my intended budget but probably worth it for the bigger motor and cutting blade.
Rotak 40 ergo received today ,put together and used tonight. Can't believe how it plows through damp grass without batting an eyelid.And the ergo factor is good- no back pains after finishing all the grass in 35mins,as opposed to at least an hour.
Well I have finally bought my first mower, I feel like a proper grown up (34btw)
I had narrowed my choices down to either a Rotak40 ergo, Rotak43 non ergo and I also spotted a petrol mower reduced from £250 to £164 on their website. Went and had a look at all 3 mowers today but noticed that all of the mowers had the full rrp listed. The salesman came over and asked if he could help and showed me the mowers I was interested in, told him I had seen the mowers on their online site and he said they have to show the full rrp but will honour the online price.
After looking around the mowers he advised me to buy the petrol, especially for that price. It has a 4hp (2.7kw) motor which is more powerfull than the Rotak models I was looking at. I was a bit worried about the relability and spare parts issues that can effect some cheap mowers but was told they are mostly the supermarket/DIY specials. They are main dealers and have a workshop and all the spares etc. Have to say it seems to be well built which I wasn't expecting for a £250 mower, especially compared to some of the prices you can pay
Salesman asked if I wanted to take it home today as it was in stock and said it would take about 30 mins before its ready. They fully assembled and set up the mower including the oil and a full tank of petrol for no extra cost, really wasn't expecting that tbh.
Really impressed with Bartram mowers (lawnmowers direct) excellent advice and top notch service, the salesman even pushed it to my car and put it in the boot.
Almost forgot the most important how well does it work, well it started up on the first pull and managed to cut some quite long overgrown grass without breaking a sweat. Must of been about 20cm in some places but it just went straight through it with no problems, grass was a bit damp as well so have to say so far I am quite impressed. Took me about an hour to cut the grass on the highest setting but as it was the first cut I did go over it a few times at different angles.
Will cut it a few times on highest setting and then start knocking it down after a few cuts, have been told this is a good thing to do in the new season. Just need to find a way of attaching a beer holder and will be good for the summer
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I liked the way you put together everything, there is certainly no need to go any further to look for any additional information. You mentioned each and everything that too with much of ease.
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