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    Cordless Lawnmower

    Sorry, another ďrecommend a lawnmowerĒ thread! Iíve decided against a robot lawnmower as the garden is surrounded by trees, and the lawn is always covered in leaves / small branches. Therefore Iíd like to Ďvacuum upí the leaves as I cut the grass, hence a conventional lawn mower is required.

    Cables are a faff, so Iím looking at battery powered. Iíd like >40cm cutting width. Gtech mower 2.0 is on offer at £299, but Iím slightly put off by its asymmetrical blade and the minimum cutting height is 3cm (I previously used to cut to 2cm). Does anyone have one?

    Any other makes I should look at / avoid? Anyone spot any good deals?

    Iím donít want a Bosch lawnmower as my last one died after less than 2 years.

    Your opinions are appreciated as ever!

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    I have a makita for the front lawn as lugging the petrol one out over the gravel is hard work, itís decent but not as good as the petrol one. Not sure on the minimum height but it does have to be set on the lowest to do an ok job.

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    I have Stihl battery strimmer and hedgecutter,will be getting the mower in due course.

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    Before I got my Landroid robot mower I had a Worx cordless and I was more than happy with it


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    Dewalt do one too never used one but I have the battery chainsaw hedge trimmer etc which have been outstanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzodog View Post
    I have Stihl battery strimmer and hedgecutter,will be getting the mower in due course.
    Is it the STIHL HSA 26 you have? If so, would be eager to know how 'safe' it is to use...


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    Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman View Post
    Is it the STIHL HSA 26 you have? If so, would be eager to know how 'safe' it is to use...

    No,Iíve got the ha56.

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    https://www.gardenersworld.com/revie...s-lawn-mowers/

    Depends how much you want to spend but the Worx mower we tested was streets ahead of some more established brands.

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    I wouldn’t buy a GTech anything ;)

    Makita looks alright though.
    Last edited by Omegamanic; 13th July 2020 at 12:21.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Iíd get a Makita too. Have their strimmer, chainsaw plus various DIY tools and all top notch. Obviously makes sense if you use their batteries anyway.

    Surprised about the OPís Bosch though. Iíve had one (non-cordless) for probably nearly 10 years, left outside all year round and still going strong. My Father had a cordless version of the same andís been fine.

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    Well thanks to you all, and special thanks for the PM advice from Onelasttime. I decided to get a 40cm-wide cut Worx model as it was on sale on Amazon, and I must say Iím impressed. I managed to cut ca. 130% of the lawn (ca. 200m2) on one charge. Not bad for ca. £200.



    Iíve not cut it as short as normal as it was very long, and quite wild in places - up to a foot in height and totally covered in leaves!

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    ^^^^ Looking good ^^^^

    Maybe I should change my username to Lawnmower Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Well thanks to you all, and special thanks for the PM advice from Onelasttime. I decided to get a 40cm-wide cut Worx model as it was on sale on Amazon, and I must say I’m impressed. I managed to cut ca. 130% of the lawn (ca. 200m2) on one charge. Not bad for ca. £200.



    I’ve not cut it as short as normal as it was very long, and quite wild in places - up to a foot in height and totally covered in leaves!
    Is it still going strong? Undecided on cordless vs corded.

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    Yes still going strong, I used it yesterday for the first time this year. This time the batteries only lasted ca. 70% of the garden before needing a rechargeÖ.however the grass was quite long (and a little damp in places) and I had it on the higher power setting (turbo mode!) to cut it to the lowest height (prior to re-seeding). Iíve also never sharpened the blade, which probably doesnít help.

    Running out of charge was a little frustrating as rain was forecast, and charging them for ca. 20 mins only gave me a few mins mowing. I think I might invest in a cheaper set of lower capacity batteries as back up.

    However, this is the first time Iíve ran out of power whilst mowing, and Iíd buy another without doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Yes still going strong, I used it yesterday for the first time this year. This time the batteries only lasted ca. 70% of the garden before needing a rechargeÖ.however the grass was quite long (and a little damp in places) and I had it on the higher power setting (turbo mode!) to cut it to the lowest height (prior to re-seeding). Iíve also never sharpened the blade, which probably doesnít help.

    Running out of charge was a little frustrating as rain was forecast, and charging them for ca. 20 mins only gave me a few mins mowing. I think I might invest in a cheaper set of lower capacity batteries as back up.

    However, this is the first time Iíve ran out of power whilst mowing, and Iíd buy another without doubt.
    Excellent and thank you. Decision made!

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    Nice garden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    Nice garden.
    Itís completely overlooked by a low-rise block of (largely retirement) flatsÖ.I just took the photo at a flattering angle! The old people next door are no bother (as youíd hope) and the kids just like the trampoline.

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    I only have sheep for neighbours, some fake grass and probably half the space you have. Your lawn looks healthy, no matter what we tried it just looked crap so had to go.


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    Is that a special trampoline you need to sink into the ground?
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Itís completely overlooked by a low-rise block of (largely retirement) flatsÖ.I just took the photo at a flattering angle! The old people next door are no bother (as youíd hope) and the kids just like the trampoline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdesouza View Post
    Is that a special trampoline you need to sink into the ground?

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    No idea mate - the previous house owners installed it.

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    How you getting on with the cordless?

    Does it have the twin 20v batteries?

    This is &200 at Argos, any difference?

    WORX WG927E Cordless 34cm Mower & Trimmer Kit

    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/7928...pxlil&istBid=t

    Just noticed yours is 40 cm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by g40steve View Post
    How you getting on with the cordless?

    Does it have the twin 20v batteries?

    This is &200 at Argos, any difference?

    WORX WG927E Cordless 34cm Mower & Trimmer Kit

    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/7928...pxlil&istBid=t

    Just noticed yours is 40 cm!
    Yes mine is the larger version. Matron.

    Edit: looks like they donít make it anymore, which is stupid.

    Edit 2: I think I bought it from eBay, and there is one left (£279)
    Last edited by Kirk280; 19th May 2021 at 15:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Yes mine is the larger version. Matron.

    Edit: looks like they don’t make it anymore, which is stupid.

    Edit 2: I think I bought it from eBay, and there is one left (£279)
    Couldn’t get yours unfortunately so took a punt on this instead;

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Does a lovely job, and pleased you inspired me to convert. Made mowing a pleasure and quick!)

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    I was looking at the Stihl one at the weekend as ours is very old now. Uses the same batteries as the leaf blower I got my wife which is convenient. Just need to research a little more


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    I was looking at the Stihl one at the weekend as ours is very old now. Uses the same batteries as the leaf blower I got my wife which is convenient. Just need to research a little more


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    I have one (and the blower and hedge trimmer with the same batteries). It's excellent. Heavier (ie better built) than it at first appears but it does a great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Well thanks to you all, and special thanks for the PM advice from Onelasttime. I decided to get a 40cm-wide cut Worx model as it was on sale on Amazon, and I must say Iím impressed. I managed to cut ca. 130% of the lawn (ca. 200m2) on one charge. Not bad for ca. £200.



    Iíve not cut it as short as normal as it was very long, and quite wild in places - up to a foot in height and totally covered in leaves!
    Nice play!

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    Quote Originally Posted by astonandy View Post
    I have one (and the blower and hedge trimmer with the same batteries). It's excellent. Heavier (ie better built) than it at first appears but it does a great job.
    Thanks, great to know - we have the hedge trimmer in our sights also!


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    As a non-interesting update, I trimmed the lawn yesterday and the batteries lasted ca. 130% of the lawnís area, so I think they drained quickly last time due to the length of the grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Thanks, great to know - we have the hedge trimmer in our sights also!


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    I have the Stihl hedge trimmer and strimmer but have the Bosch lawnmower
    The Stihl stuff is really well put together and if you already have Stihl battery and charger I'd stick with that make.
    The Stihl hedge trimmer(HA56) is fairly heavy so it's a good workout on the arms and shoulders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    As a non-interesting update, I trimmed the lawn yesterday and the batteries lasted ca. 130% of the lawnís area, so I think they drained quickly last time due to the length of the grass.
    How would you know did you try to cut it twice?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    How would you know did you try to cut it twice?!
    Ha ha - I just kept going over the lawn until the batteries died.

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    I will let you know tomorrow or Wednesday if it dries out, got the twin pack arriving Tuesday from the link I posted previously.
    Should get a few quid on gumtree for my old Bosch Rotak. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by astonandy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    I was looking at the Stihl one at the weekend as ours is very old now. Uses the same batteries as the leaf blower I got my wife which is convenient. Just need to research a little more
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    I have one (and the blower and hedge trimmer with the same batteries). It's excellent. Heavier (ie better built) than it at first appears but it does a great job.
    Stihl mower & hedge trimmer still going strong? Which models do you have? Am tempted by them too, and weighing petrol powered alternatives.

    https://shop.stihl.co.uk/collections...en-care-bundle

    That is described as "THE COMPLETE GARDEN CARE BUNDLE" with 'Hedge & Grass Trimmers, Leaf Blower + Lawn Mower' ...and... 'Lightweight with powerful rechargeable batteries'. At £656.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cman View Post
    Stihl mower & hedge trimmer still going strong? Which models do you have? Am tempted by them too, and weighing petrol powered alternatives.

    https://shop.stihl.co.uk/collections...en-care-bundle

    That is described as "THE COMPLETE GARDEN CARE BUNDLE" with 'Hedge & Grass Trimmers, Leaf Blower + Lawn Mower' ...and... 'Lightweight with powerful rechargeable batteries'. At £656.
    We have the BGA 57 leaf blower & the hedge trimmer from that bundle deal (looks amazing!), both going well & looking to add the mower next.

    It is a much smaller mower than current, as we have a 43 one, despite a small garden grass wise. Half of it is flower beds.

    Friend has loads of the Stihl battery stuff, has been used hard for a couple of years & still going strong. You wonít be disappointed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    We have the BGA 57 leaf blower & the hedge trimmer from that bundle deal (looks amazing!), both going well & looking to add the mower next.

    It is a much smaller mower than current, as we have a 43 one, despite a small garden grass wise. Half of it is flower beds.

    Friend has loads of the Stihl battery stuff, has been used hard for a couple of years & still going strong. You wonít be disappointed.


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    Thanks for the info, very helpful. Whilst others keep telling me to go petrol ('must have a Honda engine' apparently), I keep coming back to look at the Stihl. You make a good point about the size of the mower in the 'bundle' - it has a cutting width of only 33cm

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman View Post
    Thanks for the info, very helpful. Whilst others keep telling me to go petrol ('must have a Honda engine' apparently), I keep coming back to look at the Stihl. You make a good point about the size of the mower in the 'bundle' - it has a cutting width of only 33cm
    They do a larger one, not sure if they bundle it though.

    For us 33cm is fine, the current one is probably overkill & only bought for the higher torque motor. Iíd love a petrol Honda, but a) the wife doesnít, and b) she cuts the lawn!


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    Makita all the way

    I have a Makita cordless mower DLM460 ,nice one with metal base and I use it with 2x 5A batteries and its great and I also have just replaced the strimmer to the more robust model DUR189

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    Iíve been using an 18v 33cm Ryobi battery mower for the last 3 years on my rather large lawn, itís still going strong but is a bit narrow for such a task.

    Like most things in the Pandemic, stock seems to be short of some types of cordless mower, so I settled on the 36v Erbauer 46cm one from Screwfix. Itís built like a tank, and cuts the lawn on just the one pair of 5Ah batteries. I was using 4 x 5Ah 18v batteries on the Ryobi, despite keeping the blade sharp etc.

    The Erbauer does a great job at mulching as well, and doesnít seem bothered by wet grass either, had no blockages in the couple of months Iíve owned it. Iíve purchased an additional pair of batteries as well, to give it a bit of longevity.

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