Mower advice please

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coldandwindy

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Mower advice please
« on: March 02, 2021, 10:10 »
I need a new mower.

Mrs Windy will use it most. She's a game lass but small.
The area we need to mow is small but has a steep slope at one end.
We leave the grass until the bulbs have finished so it gets rough.
I like to chop fallen leaves with it in autumn, to put in the compost.
There are a few apple trees to get carefully around.

So ?? :wacko: What is both light and also robust? I'm bamboozled by the choice. Help!



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jezza

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 16:49 »
Hello have a look at Masport mowers they start at 18 inch to 22inch self propelled and push, aluminium and steel  decked,wheel and roller, some have quick cut blades (swing tip )I   have a 22 inch roller rotary aluminium deck, that I inherited 2012 it was new 2011 and still going      jezza

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 17:58 »
Hello a Masport 22 inch cut roller rotary mower it has quick cut swing tip blades it mulches well they make a wheeled version as well    jezza
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2021, 22:01 »
Flymo, if it can be electric.  Very light and good for slopes.  I've had one for 11 years now as I have a slight slope in the garden.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 05:15 »
Hadn't seen this, Coldandwindy, but there's a post nearby about a new Flymo we've just bought. ('Downsizes and disaster'). It may struggle on a very steep slope, but is so light that you can push it easily with one hand! It's not much more than an 'entry-level' machine, but does our stuff pretty well, and we're well-satisfied so far!

Check around for prices too, they vary quite a lot!

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Re: Mower advice please
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 09:01 »
Hello have a look at Masport mowers they start at 18 inch to 22inch self propelled and push, aluminium and steel  decked,wheel and roller, some have quick cut blades (swing tip )I   have a 22 inch roller rotary aluminium deck, that I inherited 2012 it was new 2011 and still going      jezza
Thanks I'll take a look.
Can I ask how heavy it is?

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 09:09 »
Hadn't seen this, Coldandwindy, but there's a post nearby about a new Flymo we've just bought. ('Downsizes and disaster'). It may struggle on a very steep slope, but is so light that you can push it easily with one hand! It's not much more than an 'entry-level' machine, but does our stuff pretty well, and we're well-satisfied so far!

Check around for prices too, they vary quite a lot!
Thank you Growster that's interesting. I wonder how it would cope with rough (very rough!) grass though? We have crocuses and fritillaries on the slope & the first cut for there is usually June! Even strimmed first its far from flat!

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2021, 14:30 »
To be honest, CandW, I don't know, as our grass was faily flat when I did the deed yesterday!

The high setting really is high at 65mm, (2.5"), and hardly tuched the surface, so I dropped it to the middle setting and got a more even result. I want to finish it all at 25mm (the lowest,1") eventually, but after time!

I should know in a week or so, but it's too early to judge your requirement!

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2021, 20:25 »
Its 46kg with roller wheeled model is lighter will check weight tomorrow on new one ,jezza

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2021, 17:33 »
Hello the wheeled version is 36kg,some of the mower range are 23 kg,self propelled are the better models they mulch and collect  jezza

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Re: Mower advice please
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2021, 10:23 »
Hello the wheeled version is 36kg,some of the mower range are 23 kg,self propelled are the better models they mulch and collect  jezza
thank you.



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