On Sunday my Bosch Rotak 34 (or possibly 37) gave up and went to the big garden in the sky (spiratually, it's physical form still takes up space in the shed). So now is the time to replace it so I need your recommendations!
I have a fairly large garden so I'm thinking about lawnmowers without cables. This means either petrol or the Bosch Rotak 37 Li-poly rechargeable model. I quite liked the Rotak, but it only lived about 3 years so I won't be happy to spend over £200 on a new Bosch only for it to meet the same fate.
For those of you with petrol mowers, what is the maintenance like. Other than topping it up with petrol from time to time, what else do I need to do? What is the life expectancy of petrol mowers vs electric models?
If anyone has any advice or recommendations, don't hold back. I should point out though this is not an invitation to post lots of pictures or recommendations for lawn mowers you ride around the garden, unless the posters in question are actually offering to buy said lawn mowers for me :)