Hints & Tips
With the deluge of new products flooding onto the gardening market every year we feel, here at Mowdirect, that we should offer some guidance as to which products are worth a closer look. In this blog we will run through the new models from the 2009 range of lawn and garden products from Bosch, the esteemed German appliance manufacturer. Ever since their beginnings in Stuttgart, 1886, Bosch have led the way with innovative electrical solutions to many a domestic chore. They continue this trend today with ground-breaking products for lawn and garden, from battery powered lawnmowers, hedgetrimmers and secateurs to compact pressure washers and a new verticutter and lawn rake, all designed with ergonomics and ease of use in mind.
Most people regard the lawn as the centre-piece of their garden; it will therefore make sense for us to start this blog by briefly looking at lawn mowers. Bosch have introduced a new cordless lawn mower to cater for those of you with very small lawns; the new Bosch Rotak 34 Li Cordless Lawn Mower is powered by a single 36 volt Lithium-Ion battery offering excellent performance characteristics and super quick charge times of only one hour.
Completely new for 2009 are the Bosch ALR 900 Electric Lawnraker and Bosch AVR 1100 Electric Verticutter. These aerator-lawn scarifiers are essential to keep your lawn in top condition year after year. For fast and efficient removal of moss and thatch that may have built up at grass root level the Bosch ALR 900 Electric Lawnraker is ideal, carefully lifting unwanted detritus to allow oxygen and nutrients back into your lawn. Serious problem areas where root compaction sits alongside built up thatch may require a more aggressive approach. This is the ideal time to use the Bosch AVR 1100 Electric Verticutter which will penetrate the soil surface cutting and lifting rooted thatch and moss with fourteen well positioned slitting knives.
Tidying up in all of the areas you cannot get your lawnmower has never been easier thanks to the Bosch range of electric and cordless strimmers. Bosch offer four battery powered machines; Lithium-ion technology is provided on the Bosch ART 23 LI and ART 26 LI Grass Trimmers whilst maximum power is available from the 18 volt Ni-Cd driven Bosch ART 23 Accutrim and Bosch ART 26 Accutrim Grass Trimmers. All Bosch cordless strimmers are equipped with a polymer blade offering accurate trimming and low power consumption.
The trimming of garden hedges has never been easier with the introduction of a new range of cordless hedgetrimmers from Bosch. There are four separate models; two 18 volt Lithium-ion hedge cutters, the Bosch AHS 48 LI and Bosch AHS 52 LI, both equipped with Power-Tech anti-stall technology and laser cut, diamond ground blades for a clean cut. For extra long running time choose the Bosch AHS 52 Accu Cordless Hedgecutter; supplied with two 14.4 volt Ni-Cd batteries providing the user with a continuous running time of 110 minutes.
Over recent years many homeowners have taken to shaping and styling small shrubs and bushes grown in pots and kept on patios. This form of domestic topiary has not been missed by the design team at Bosch who have been quick to develop the Bosch Isio range of cordless trimming tools. The complete range is powered by a 3.6 volt Lithium-ion battery and includes the Bosch Isio Cordless Shrub Shear; perfect for shaping small leafed hedges, the Bosch Isio Edging Shear; great for keeping lawn edges neat and tidy, the Bosch Isio Shape and Edge Set which is a combination of the aforementioned tools in one great value for money package. The Bosch Isio Cordless Telescopic Shears which will prevent many a tiresome backache allowing the user to trim edges both vertically and in the horizontal position. To conclude the range of hand-held cordless Bosch tools we have the brand new Bosch Ciso Battery Powered Secateurs capable of 500 cuts per single charge of the 3.6 volt Lithium-ion power-pack.
Once pruning and hedge trimming are complete, most of us will be left with a large amount of debris that needs to be disposed of. The most beneficial way of doing this for both the gardener and the environment is to mulch this material in a garden shredder; thus reducing our impact on landfill sites and making the most of a precious garden commodity. Bosch have introduced some exciting new electrically powered products for 2009 to complement their existing range; two new drum shredders will ensure the quiet mulching of small branches and twigs with both the Bosch AXT 22 D and Bosch AXT 25 D Garden Shredders capable of processing up to 190 kg of material per hour. Top of the range will be the innovative Bosch AXT 23 TC and Bosch AXT 25 TC Garden Shredders with respective 2300 watt and 2500 watt motors; capable of processing up to 230 kg of mixed material per hour due to a special turbine cutting system and neatly packing down to nearly half working size for storage.
When it comes to thoroughly cleaning the outside of your home and garden, Bosch will be leading the way in 2009 with a comprehensive range of power pressure washers, from the light weight Compact Range of Pressure Washers through to the powerful Pro Range of Pressure Washers; all aspects of domestic cleaning are covered. A sure favourite for anyone wishing to purchase a portable, ergonomic high-pressure washer for countless jobs around the home, the Bosch Aquatak GO Pressure Washer with an 1100 watt motor and 100 bar of pressure will help you clean patios, dirty wellington boots, bicycles and countless other day to day objects. If you need increased performance for slightly more effective cleaning the Bosch Aquatak GO Plus Pressure Washer has an increased flow rate of 330 litres an hour. Both washers are supplied with a removable 4 wheel trolley for greater freedom of movement. If speed and ease of use are paramount the Bosch Power Range of pressure washers will perfectly match your needs. The entry level to the range is the Bosch Aquatak 1200 Plus Pressure Washer; with 120 bar of pressure and a flow rate of 390 litres an hour it will cover a multitude of cleaning tasks. Ergonomic design is the hallmark of the new Clic models; with fully retractable ‘Easy-Roll’ automatic winding system for both the high-pressure hose and power cable the Bosch Aquatak Clic 125, Bosch Aquatak Clic 130, Bosch Aquatak Clic 135 and Bosch Aquatak Clic 140 Pressure Washers are destined to be favourites in many a UK household, not least for the motor sizes ranging from 1800 watts to 2300 watts.
Whatever your gardening needs, Bosch will have them covered in 2009. Whether you are maintaining a small town garden, pruning an orchard or cleaning a boat, Bosch will have the appropriate electrical or cordless tool for the job, built with the quality and performance that we all expect from this renowned German manufacturer. Watch this space as the new products are launched on MowDIRECT in the coming weeks. We will be offering some unbeatable deals and fantastic low prices on all the New Bosch Lawn & Garden products for the 2009 season as well as Free Express Delivery to the UK mainland!
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