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AndoTheMando
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Hey there crew,
I have a few clients with stairs and I'm in the market for a Electric mower, I will use this mower once a day and all the rest will be done with my 216 S/P.
I'll only be using this mower on my regular clients..so its well kept lawns

Ive been doing a bit of research and have narrowed it down to three

The EGO LM 200 IE 56V ... 19" Cut
weight :26.2kg,no battery
plastic deck
RRP $699
https://egopowerplus....9cm-lawn-mower

The AEG 58V ...18" Cut
Weight 27kgs, No battery
steel deck
RRP $799
https://www.aegpower....me=lawn-mowers


The Victa 82V .. 18"cut
weight 21kgs .. No battery
steel deck
RRP $499
https://www.victa.co....mower-kit.html

Value for money....the Victa seems like a winner ..

what do you guys thinks ?


Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:36 PM

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I cant comment on the Victa but it certainly seems like great value. I had the AEG for a while but sold it to a mate for him to use domestically. It was an awesome mower but I had too many mowers at the time and it was a bit of a double up. But a good mower nonetheless. 


Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:30 PM

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Couple of Q's b4 I may throw something in from left field.

How big are the lawns?

How flat are the lawns?

How weedy are the lawns?

These lawns are cut how frequently?

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:24 PM

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Couple of Q's b4 I may throw something in from left field.

How big are the lawns?

How flat are the lawns?

How weedy are the lawns?

These lawns are cut how frequently?

 

Cheers Fred.

Just your average sized blocks

the lawns are flat

not too weedy..  some here and there

They are cut every two weeks


Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:30 PM

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Ok, ive been trying a little experiment just lately.

Ive recently bought 2 push cylinder mowers, 1 brand new, 1 second hand.

Ive cut my own lawns now on a couple of occasions with brilliant results.

It takes me NO longer to to cut them with the cylinder mower than it does with my 196.

This type of mower has a limited but specific use which it performs very well.

Im not in anyway advocating this type of mower as your main mower.

These mowers are not designed for large, rough, weedy, infrequently mown lawns.

The new mower is a Masport cleveland 18" weighing 18kg. Cost $189

The second hand mower is a Flymo H40 16" Weighing 8kg. Cost $20

The masport is built like a tank, & weighs similar.

Thje Flymo is a real light weight but, once I adjusted the bed blade, it will now cut paper like scizzors.

 

ATM Im still experimenting with these for use on some of my customers pocket sized lawns.

Im a little concerned about my customers thoughts re professionalism but, after they see the superior cut quality, Im hoping it will be a non issue.

 

May or maynot be what you are looking for ?

Just food for thought.

 

Cheers Fred.

ps, dont go visualising the old image of repeated backwards & forwards with this type of mower, Im talking about mowing small, flat, frequently mown lawns efficiently.


Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:00 PM

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I need something a bit bigger that a hand push rotary mower....  I think my clients might look at me strangely if i turned up with one of those....

 

I'm looking for reasons not to by the Victa !   its seems great


Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:26 AM

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Can imagine the look on the customers face when you rock up with the flymo and a pair of scissors to cut the edges haha.
Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:17 AM

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I need something a bit bigger that a hand push rotary mower....  I think my clients might look at me strangely if i turned up with one of those....

 

I'm looking for reasons not to by the Victa !   its seems great

The motor looks the goods not sure about the rest of it.


Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:36 AM

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well...this just happened ..  

I loaded the cash cannon and fired it :P

 

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I bought the EGO LM2100E..

 

I walked into Bunnings this morning and was about the buy the Victa...  But as Drew said, Great motor but the chassis let it down and the catcher size was wayyy to small.. (around 40 lts)

And I was thinking...If I'm going to buy a mower...I want to buy the best...if it cost a few hundred more...well so be it.. Because I don't want to regret the purchase

So I drive across town to Total tools in Auburn who a large store... They had the 3 Models there...  The $699 base ..  The $850 LM2100E and the $1049 LM2100SP

 

After comparing the $699 and the $850 models I decide to get the $850 LM2100E  ...its lightest of them all and has a great motor..The catcher is 70lts !!!!

this Mower is amazing and fold up like a suitcase..  perfect for me going up and down stairs..

I'm looking forward to go out and using it !


Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:00 PM

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The electric mowers are pretty good. On decently kept lawns they are as good as any entry level petrol mower. Have fun with it mate, its a whole new world.


Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:46 PM

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Congrats Ando, be sure to give us your review in the near future.

I dont think you'll be disappointed.

 

Cheers Fred.


Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:21 PM

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The electric mowers are pretty good. On decently kept lawns they are as good as any entry level petrol mower. Have fun with it mate, its a whole new world.

I cant see why the cut quality wont as good as my 216.  I just put it in the trailer besides my 216 and the EGO is bigger...but its like a feather...  I need to work out how i'm going to strap it down...lol


Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:28 PM

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Congrats Ando, be sure to give us your review in the near future.

I dont think you'll be disappointed.

 

Cheers Fred.

Thanks Fred..I will..

I need to stop spending money now... :D


Posted 11 October 2018 - 03:30 PM

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Can imagine the look on the customers face when you rock up with the flymo and a pair of scissors to cut the edges haha.


Did a hedging/trimming job in South Melbourne this morning. The access to this
small courtyard type garden was through the house. After finishing, I decided to mow &
edge the small lawn to make the job look complete. It took a few minutes (mown
regularly, 1-2 minutes tops).
The lawn was a little scruffy to start with. The final result, excellent.

I used the RIGHT tool for THIS job. The mower weighing a mere 8 kg was then
carried back through the house easily, leaving no mess at all. Can you imagine
the look on the customers face if I rocked up with a ZTR & tried to get it up the steps and through the front door! Horses for courses.

Thought it may have been an option for Ando, but it seems his lawns are much bigger and therefor unsuitable.

Cheers Fred

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:17 PM

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"I used the RIGHT tool for THIS job"   spot on!


Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:46 PM

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I used the Ego for the first time today....I worked great , and i carried it up and down lots of stairs with ease..

 

 

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:33 PM

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Thought it may have been an option for Ando, but it seems his lawns are much bigger and therefor unsuitable.

Cheers Fred

Thanks for the idea anyway Fred....  all ideas and feedback are good B)


Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:36 PM

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I've got one lawn, only about 6x6m which has impossible access- huge flight of stairs, gravel, through a garden (no path) and up onto a boardwalk (no stairs).  Over winter I've just been line trimming it but don't think this will do for summer so been looking at a battery mower that I can carry (preferably with one hand).

 

Actually considering the Ryobi 18v 33cm.  Don't think I've ever seen a mower this small and light (10kg!) but for doing this one small lawn once a fortnight might be ok for only $269?

 

https://www.bunnings...n-only_p3381347


Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:09 AM

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 09:39 PM

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If you can stand the awful computer speak and ads, :angry: this is a review of the new Husqvarna battery mower. Can't find much else in English yet. I'm tempted as I also have these awkward back yards.

A readable version, much better than the video copy!
https://www.trustedr...varna-lc-347vli
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