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A pleasant surprise - I've bought a push mower

 
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Slipsurfer



Joined: 20 Jun 2005
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 05 1:02 pm    Post subject: A pleasant surprise - I've bought a push mower  Reply with quote    

Its be on my mind for a few weeks...last night an offer in Focus - 34.00 pushed me over the edge; the Panther "push" mower. I have a medium sized lawn on a slight slope and I normally use a 4 stroke petrol 38" cut. Some points I've noted:

1) Its faster...no preperation, no leads.
2) Its much lighter just over 6Kgs.
3) A far superior cut.
4) Its virtually slient.

Any other members got examples of going "backwards" and found it better?

Lozzie



Joined: 25 May 2005
Posts: 2595

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 05 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi there Slipsurfer - YES! We got one of these (for free, as it turns out, through www.freecycle.net) and have been using it ever since - both in the garden and at the allotment to keep the pathways trimmed.

It's a lot less bother than a hover, I must say ...

oldhibberd



Joined: 09 Mar 2005
Posts: 118

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 05 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Along similar lines I find my scythe much more comfortable and far less knackering to use than a petrol strimmer, on all those weeds. Doesn't take any longer either.

Lozzie



Joined: 25 May 2005
Posts: 2595

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 05 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oldhibberd - is it one of those enormous Grim Reaper jobbies, or a little hand held one?

oldhibberd



Joined: 09 Mar 2005
Posts: 118

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 05 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Neither Lozzie, It's a light Austrian one. Supberb piece of kit.

Bec



Joined: 28 Nov 2004
Posts: 71
Location: Newquay, Cornwall
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 05 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sometimes I think technology really gets in the way!
Bec

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 05 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bec wrote:
Sometimes I think technology really gets in the way!
Bec


Exactly, now if we can just get all our members to learn semaphore and distribute themselves evenly around the country.......

ross



Joined: 07 Mar 2005
Posts: 123

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 05 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Argos have some reduced from 30 to 20 at the moment:

http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=3801&productId=157693&clickfrom=name

or catalogue number 7303030

ross

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