Product Type: Bosch Lawn Mower
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A lightweight, affordable mower from Bosch
Bosch Rotak 320
Member Name: randy4
Bosch Rotak 320
Date: 15/06/11, updated on 23/06/11 (44 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, affordable and lightweight
Disadvantages: Short cable, small collection box
A lightweight, affordable 'easy to use' mover from Bosch. Good for small to medium gardens. An excellent choice for those just wanting a reliable product that does its job. If you're looking for clever innovation, extra features and a quality cut...look for an alternative or up you budget.
Check the spec description at the top, but basically it's a small mower with a small detachable collection box. Adjustable cut height through 3 options and central cutting blade. 1000w power rating with a clear, visible red power cable. Includes a safety power lever (which cuts the power when released) It easily folds and is lightweight with a handy carry handle.
--This mower is easy to use and can easily be pushed around the garden
--It's simple and cheap, it cost me £45
--With it being lightweight it can easily be turned around. Also it can be hung in the garage without needing re-enforced brackets.
--Good fold away handle bar with 2 nice big butterfly bolt heads which unlock the bar to fold away. They have two thread areas meaning there is no nut.
-- Because it is lightweight once the glass collection box becomes near full the mower tends to topple backwards so you end up making sure all wheels are on the ground as well as keeping your stripes straight.
--A little cheap looking and flimsy
--Not for a big garden, I have a small garden 10meters by 6.5meters which requires the box to be emptied 6-8 times from a 6 inch overgrow.
--Poor front end design as the wheels stick out at the front too much from the cutting blade area meaning you leave about 8 inch worth of grass uncut when mowing up to a wall
--Cutting against a wall isn't too good either, it leaves 1-2 inch uncut.
--Requires the use of a strimmer after a cut
--Grass collection tunnel can get blocked from time to time and not fill the box
If you have a garden similar to me, 2 square small to medium sized patches to cut then it's defiantly adequate but becomes excellent value for money in my opinion. For what I paid its great and as you expect with Bosch it's a good solid build. Would defiantly recommend even though the negatives outweigh the positives in my review its still a great buy and top in its price range.
Summary: Good for small to medium simple shaped gardens