- Great Product.
Great Product. Great machine. The bag is a waste of time, but all in all a great bit of kit ! A good purchase.
- Very Good Product Excellent Service
Very Good Product Excellent Service Machine arrived with a broken part. Contacted MowDirect who immediately arranged for collection and replacement. Assembly confusing but once put together machine works very well.
I had never scarified or aerated the lawn so the 20 bags of moss and thatch I collected were not really a surprise (numerous visits to the HWRC to drop these off!!) I have recently used a specialised product to remove Moss and weeds so intend using the machine to rake out the dead moss - so much easier than raking.
- Great Machine
Great Machine Does an amazing amount of work quickly. In 15 minutes it did what it would take me a week to do manually. Forget the collection basket unless your lawn is perfect.
It feels solid and reliable. So far cannot fault it.
- Great Bit of Kit
Great Bit of Kit I purchased a petrol scarifier Einhell GE-SA 1335P Petrol Combi Scarifier / Aerator. It went together easy, I put oil petrol in and it started on the second pull. Set it on first setting and did my lawn.It filled the on the bag first pass down the lawn. Removed bag and finished off lawn and went back over with my lawn mower to pick up all the weed and dead moss.
I'm well pleased. It's built well for the price and I would recommend to anyone thinking of getting one excellent bit of kit. Thanks
- Works as Expected
Works as Expected Bought the combined device as I'd read I needed both scarification and aeration. The product arrived in a timely manner, complete (apart from a missing bolt which the company sent on request). Assembly was a doddle (simply adding the handle).
After adding oil and fuel the motor started on first pull. (A point on adding the oil, bit of palaver, I suspect that actually you're simply filling up to the point where oil runs back out of the fill hole). The unit comes with an Allen key which is used to change the heads, tilting the device from the front allows enough access to change these easily.
Started with scarification, the head has three positions, for our (somewhat matted, and totally moss infested lawns) used position '3' - the most aggressive. Great stuff - be prepared for a monstrous amount of raked up thatch and moss, the basket seems to have been provided as a design afterthought, most of the output missed the basket, and, in any case it would hold so little relative to the amount I generated that it's not worth the effort. Simply set the mower on high and clear up afterwards. Very pleased with result - and the grass actually looked OK.
Used the Aerator on the area of lawn where the moss was worst and needed reseeding. Seems to me like far more aggressive version of the scarifier - I was less happy that the grass would survive this, so have limited it's use simply to this area.
Overall I think this is a value for money device, I'd suggest you start with the scarifier before moving on to the aerator. I'll try again in the autumn when the ground is a little less dry. 4 out 5 stars...
- Excellent Product for the Price .....
Excellent Product for the Price ..... Weirdly, I found the instructions for handle assembly confusing but, after that, a great product. I haven't used the scarier - but the aerator is efficient, removing so much moss in the lightest setting I wonder if I will ever need anything greater!
A little disappointed in the "easy start" function, it doesn't do as it says - but effort and perseverance gets it going.
Rather pleased with my purchase.
- Performs Well
Performs Well This machine is relatively light and is easy to use. Despite the German name, I believe it was manufactured in China. Instructions could be better. Easy to start and my wife loves it.
- Does What It Says
Does What It Says Arrived as promised. Instructions clear and easy to assemble.
Used aerator without basket, having read previous reviews, and then used mower to pick up. Haven't tried scarifier yet but I'm sure it will be fine
- Good Machine for Smaller Lawns
Good Machine for Smaller Lawns Easy to put together and seems well designed. Easy to swap over the cylinders. Motor is a little under powered and gets hot quickly and becomes a little rough and difficult to start.
- Robust and Delivers Performance
Robust and Delivers Performance Good machine - build and performance with robust German Engineering. Very good performance. A bit hard to start when hot, but eventually starts with a huff and puff, then goes on.
Above all the best performance and applause should go to MowDirect for a flawless service and delivery, although the price dropped by £30.00 the next day after my purchase.