- Great Looking, Heavy and the Worst Assembly Instructions Ever
Great Looking, Heavy and the Worst Assembly Instructions Ever Bought this Mower on a recommendation from a friend. Didn't arrive as promised due to our location, actually took three days and a weekend.
The instructions for assembly are appalling, pictures of a different model, components are shown fitting one way when in fact they only fit upside down, some pictures reversed, instructions on assembly of collector bag are completely wrong and impossible to achieve.
Throw the instructions away and follow your common sense and it works OK but is not easy. Having assembled it don't fall for the line, 'large wheels make it easy to manoeuvre', its a big heavy lump suited for large square spaces, don't buy it if you have any curved edges. I'm still considering whether my friend is still a friend. Disappointed all round
- Sturdy and Performs Well
Sturdy and Performs Well Starts very easily, the self-propelled motor takes the mower up a steep garden easily. The mulching works really well and means you don’t stop to empty the grass bucket. The machine is heavy but outperformed my expectations.
Well worth the money - a really good price
- 2 Year Review
2 Year Review This is a great lawn mower, especially on very uneven ground. It goes where a "sit on" wouldn't get to and when things get bumpy, it manages no problem.
Plenty of power (although a tad slow when self-propelled). Easy to use and no faults after 2 years of use. Not had to top the oil up or change the spark plug yet, but I will probably do both this year.
I really can't fault it.
- Exactly as Described.
Exactly as Described. The machine was exactly as described. It arrived very quickly, quicker than anticipated, and was well packed. The only complaint we have is that the grass box is the devil to put together....why on earth cannot it come ready to put on the machine? Everything else, simple.
The mower started first pull...we are happy with it. Our previous Oleo-Mac we had for fourteen years and it still works but the carcass is rusted away. Just wish we had ordered the smaller version as my husband is now 94 and finds it a little heavy to handle. But he can use it very satisfactorily.
Good machine....can recommend to anyone.
- Successfully Used for Ten Days
Successfully Used for Ten Days Limited time to test this product. My first mistake was to use fuel with a small amount of dirt in it. The carburettor had to be cleaned to stop a constant leakage of fuel. Now I always filter the fuel.
Height setting is easy. Mowing with the ejector is very efficient. Not tried the basket. Walking speed for me is perfect. Heavy on slopes runs downhill fast. Cuts to the edge closely and without difficulty. Very even cut, because of weight. Starts readily.
I am very pleased with the effectiveness. Very good value.
- A Reasonable Bit of Kit
A Reasonable Bit of Kit A reasonably good mower for the reduced price. The metalwork and engine are very good. It is let down by the plastics which feel and look cheap. The mulching blocker is a very tight fit (needing a lot of force to insert).
It doesn't have the feel of a top end mower, however, it starts very easily and with the front and rear wheels being inline, it gives a better edge to edge cutting.
The Grass Collector is disappointing. Firstly putting it together is not straightforward. It too suffers from the cheap plastically feel. Added to which is the poor attention to design detail. The collector isn't balanced when taking it off the mower when full. (Ideally, it should roll back preventing the cut grass falling out forward).
In summary - it is on par with other mowers for the same price tag.
- Great Product
Great Product This is a great mower that cuts great In the wet and starts very easy. I’ve owned over 20 mowers for my business and this cuts as good as any of them.
- Good Value for Money
Good Value for Money Very prompt delivery. Easy enough to put together. Started first time. Unfortunately since I purchased it over two weeks ago I haven't been able to use it because the weather has been appalling down here in Cornwall.
However, it looks good, started first time and feels pretty solid and am pretty confident its going to perform well.
- Good Value Product
Good Value Product I bought this lawnmower from MowDirect to replace a Mounfield machine (also purchased from MowDirect) that I had been quite happy with. I have 2 large lawns to mow, covering over one acre, and live in Lochaber which is a very wet area. The Mountfield model was out of stock so when I telephoned MowDirect they recommended this machine which was slightly cheaper.
The machine arrived after only a couple of days. As mentioned in other reviews, there isn't a lot to set up, but the instructions are not straightforward. However in the end it only took 10-15 mins in total.
The machine works well and is good value for money. It gives a nice wide cut and I particularly like the side discharge, which the Mountfield didn't have. I have a 3 acre field with rough grass that I cut but just leave the grass in the field to mulch.
Good service provided by MowDirect.
- Good for Large Gardens
Good for Large Gardens I bought this based largely on the reviews on this site...hence adding my own as I rarely can be bothered to review things. This was a replacement for Toro mower that cost me more than twice as much and lasted a full 2 years! The speed on this is slightly faster than the Toro and is fine for me. Bit of a pain to put the grass box together and the assembly instructions are a bit naff but a little patience will see you through.
It cuts great, and the adjustable revs feature is a bonus. I have about a 1/3 of an acre to cut and this makes light work of it. At the end of summer (after the other mower died) I had lots of long grass so did 2 cuts with the new mower and was finished in the same time as one cut on the Toro...well happy:-)
Hopefully will be able to do a last cut soon and then change the oil and put away for the winter...so have only used it a bit but am impressed. If it last just as long as the Toro, considering the low price, I'll be happy but I suspect that this beast is going to keep going for far longer than that.
Based on its performance I will probably buy a few more Oleo-Mac products for the garden