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I use a Mountfield self propelled mower for larger lawns mostly but it will give a good finish to most. I have had mine for over two years and not had any problems so far (Fingers Crossed).
The light metal frame helps make it easy to manouver and with several height setting you can cut grass comfortably over six inches, but you do need a few cuts to bring it down to the depth of grass you want. If you look after your machine and treat it well it will last you.
This is another advantage over the cylinder mower which is more for fine lawns, or they can catch a stone or turf of grass between the cylinder and bottom blades and have to be reset as well as sharpened, which can be an expensive job. Where as the Rotor has two cutting edges and is easy to sharpen as well as balance which is a lot cheaper.
The rotor is more for the larger uneven garden because of its long handle and self drive and gives a nice lined effect. It is quick if you open up the throttle. suitable for the quick walker as well as the idler.
However on the subject of mowers these are very good with the exception that they are heavier than the electric.
Folding the handle to give extra storage space, make sure the cables do not kink.
If mowing amongst bushes, watch out for staggling branches and twigs. I found that the throttle area isn't very well protected against such hazards.
The advantage of this mower over the electric is the power and you can use it when it is raining and the grass really does need cutting.
On other makes of mowers whether Petrol Motor or electric, the metal chassis makes it easier to repair. Others that have cast or plastic bodies are more or less written off if a bracket brakes off the main frame, although there maybe glues to repair, they very rarely last.
With power drive and a 46cm (18in) cutting width this mower is a general purpose machine designed to give a quality finish on all lawns. Height of cut can be adjusted to 5 positions between 25 and 75mm.