- Earlier Version
Earlier Version I actually bought the similar Einhell GC-PM 53 SHW-E machine in March 2015. It has proved to be a reliable starter and a good cutting machine. I have about 400 sqm of lawn at the back of my house, some of it in rough ground with a further 100 sqm at the front.
It arrived in good time, but some packing damage had allowed the transmission control cable to get skinned. I asked for a cable; they sent a new mower and collected the first one free.
I was told that it did not charge the battery itself, hence the charger was supplied, but of course it does charge itself and even after two winter layups I have not had to use the charger.
The only down side I have found was rust forming under the chassis, mainly due to the rough ground where stones were thrown up ( now block paved thankfully) but a coat of Hammerite last October sorted that out.
Just remember to drain the fuel at the year end and clean the underside to check for rust. Stale petrol is not good for starting with! I am not sure about 30 grade oil (as supplied) in a OHV engine, so I used 15W40, and have had no problems. 30 grade is fine for side-valve engines though.
I never managed to get a mulching blade, although the manual says one is available. Highly recommended, a good solid machine, and the supplier, MowDirect, is very good as well.
- Excellent Mower for Price
Excellent Mower for Price Having moved from a small garden to 1/2 acre paddock I had to buy something to help keep the grass down. Initially wanting a ride-on lawn mower I couldn't justify the huge outlay so looked at the self driven petrol mowers on offer. This one fitted the bill perfectly with the multitude of cutting styles, heights and an electric start all at a very reasonable price.
MowDirect themselves were excellent and I received the mower within a few days.
- Great Bit of Kit...
Great Bit of Kit... Helpful information from MowDirect once I'd placed my order. The mower was dispatched, and delivered promptly within two days. This is my first petrol mower. Assembly was straight forward. Oil was included in the purchase.
The key start is great! I've found the mower manoeuvrable and the height adjust lever easy to alter. The only negative was the actual delivery by one man (not the two-man team as indicated by the delivery company) who rolled the box down the steps to my house. Happily, no damage was done and I am very pleased with the mower.
It is a great bit of kit.
- Excellent Mower
Excellent Mower Ideal for larger gardens. Powerful and cuts brilliantly. Heavy and well built. Quality and design is top rate. Best mower to date by far. Economical on fuel and the grass collection system is very, very good.
Enjoyed cutting grass and did it quicker. Large wheels help to pull mower at a really fast pace. This mower is well suited for me but may be too powerful to handle on small lawns or if you can't walk at a reasonable pace.
Excellent product compared to similar models. To replace old model with same would have cost me over £160 more than I paid for this machine, and I strongly believe this one is a lot better. So I am very happy to save a lot of money and get a better mower as well!
Highly Recommend for medium to large lawns. Brilliant.
- An Excellent But Very Heavy Machine
An Excellent But Very Heavy Machine A top notch mower but heavy to manoeuvre, especially along the edges of the lawn. A quality product that will last a long long time. Needs a large garden with very few edges.
- Quality, High Performing Product
Quality, High Performing Product We have a small plot in mid Wales and the garden is a mixture of hills and bog with very little flat lawn so we needed a mower that was rugged and easy to use and preferably with larger wheels than this style of mower usually has. This model seemed to fit the bill and so far we have not been disappointed.
Key features worth mentioning are the fantastic electric start, the simple to use cut-height adjust lever and of course the large back wheels. Together with great looks and quality build, we are very happy with our purchase.
- Overall Good Lawn Mower...
Overall Good Lawn Mower... We actually purchased the Einhell GC-PM 53 version but there was no more stock and so were offered the equivalent 51 cm version. All in all we are pleased with the lawn mower, it is much better than the electric hover mower we are replacing this with.
My wife even says it is easy to start it and it performs well on our very uneven grass, just need to raise the cutting height one step to prevent it bottoming out on the grass.
One thing, I wish it had variable speed though, which is why I have rated 4 for features and 4 for ease of use. There are not that many choices for electric starting petrol mowers on the marketing so this one delivers plenty for it's price.
However, if I were to purchase again I would have gone for the Hayter R53S Power-Driven Recycling Lawn Mower VS ES (Sens-A-Speed Transmission) which although more expensive I feel would have been a better choice for us.
- V Good
V Good Very easy to use and much lighter than the 25 yr old Honda it replaces. The key start is fantastic - no more ricked shoulder muscles ( I am a 5' 2" pensioner). More than satisfied with my purchase.
- Great Mower and Value for Money
Great Mower and Value for Money Read lots of reviews before ordering this mower and can honestly say I am really pleased with my purchase.
The mower arrived within a couple of days and was well packed with all accessories. A little bit heavy getting out of box but was up and running within half an hour. Instructions not great, but only a few items to assemble and really easy to put together.
Only used mower once so far but it is powerful and did an excellent job on quite long grass. Would recommend this mower to anyone looking for a good sturdy machine that gives a great finish to your lawn.
- Solid and one of the best lawn mowers
Solid and one of the best lawn mowers Delivery in a couple of days. The quality is of high standard. Electric start is a great feature. It is very powerful and easy to use. Very happy, best lawn mower so far.