Bosch Mower for £56 with Code | OR | Bosch Mower + Strimmer for £71 with code @ B&Q
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Bosch Mower for £56 with Code | OR | Bosch Mower + Strimmer for £71 with code @ B&Q

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Found 1st Apr
So, B&Q have a Flymo which you can snap up for £46 this weekend with a code...

However, I prefer the idea of this Bosch for an extra tenner...

then if you fancy it an extra £15 can get you a Bosch 26cm strimmer too (£20 normal price).

Bosch Rotak 320 ER for £56 (Code: CLUBD86S4) (£66 @ Amazon)
Or (With a 26cm Bosch Strimmer)
Bosch Rotak 320 ER + Bosch ART 26 SL - £71 (Code: CLUBDCWY5)) (£89 @ Amazon)

Link for Mower
Link for Strimmer

There is a 34cm lawnmower advertised on there website too... but... I can't see it stocked anywhere so that one is probably a wild goose chase.

43 Comments

Cracking deal

I've had the 34cm Bosch for a while and although it's on the heavy side, it's very good.
Two cuts already this year!

How is the Bosch mower + strimmer deal compared to Flymo ?

I'm totally new to buying mower & recently moved into my place which needs mowing so curious to know which/how to pick ?

Asda are also doing a flymo mower and strimmer for £59

Original Poster

dhanepud

How is the Bosch mower + strimmer deal compared to Flymo ? I'm totally … How is the Bosch mower + strimmer deal compared to Flymo ? I'm totally new to buying mower & recently moved into my place which needs mowing so curious to know which/how to pick ?



I think it boils down to if you want a mower that hovers, or if you want one with wheels.

Hover mowers are supposed to glide over the lawn on a cushion of air, but I have no experience of them so couldn't comment on if this is the case!
Wheeled mowers with rear rollers should give you stripes if that's something you're worried about - or not.

Me though, I'm sad to say that I chose purely on brand name... I have other bosch stuff, it works well; I'm hoping the mower does to. I also chose a bit based on what I read over on fred sheds site (Oh... what he describes as the 32R I believe is pretty much the same as the 320 ER, except I think that's just a B&Q exclusive name)

The 32cm mower is 6.6kg so it's a lot lighter than the 34cm one which is 10.5kg but it lacks quite a few features that the 34cm one had - I just see that as less to go wrong
34cm had ergo handles, 5 different cutting heights (20cm to 70cm) and a height adjustment lever, a bigger cutting width and a 40 litre box, it also looks to fold down neater, suggests suitable for gardens up to 300m2 (A tennis court)
32cm is just a basic lawnmower, 3 different cutting heights (20cm to 60cm) adjustable when the mower is off but fiddling with the wheels and springs (nothing fancy) - yeah, it's just your run of the mill lawnmower it would seem... suggest suitable for gardens up to 150m2 (half a tennis court)

Anyone with experience of Flymo, what's your take?


Edited by: "emdiesse" 1st Apr

emdiesse

Anyone with experience of Flymo, what's your take?



Good reply.
I prefer the Bosch to a Flymo, but use both (Flymo at my Mothers).
If buying a Flymo, buy a decent level one with a solid metal blade. The small plastic bladed ones are garbage and frustrating.

Beware: not all Bosch mowers are equal! I know this seems like a great deal but read on:

I had fantastic experience with a similar but larger Bosch mower for many years - by far the best mower I ever had (came to hate previous Flymo which wouldn't pick up all the grass) and recommended to many. Last year I saw a terrific B&Q deal for a later model Bosch and thought it was a good opportunity to 'upgrade'; sold the old one easily on ebay. What a mistake! New one was less powerful, flimsy, left grass clippings in lumps and just didn't perform like the old one, even on dry grass. Shorter lead too.

Bosch didn't want to know (surprisingly poor customer service from a respected brand) but, fortunately, Homebase (pre-Bunnings) took it back.

Subsequently learned that these Chinese made Bosch machines are made down to a price for the DIY sheds and those in the know will advise against. Decent ones (UK made I think) are still available but will cost more. You can identify them by the black cover over the motor.

Bought one of the good ones second hand and I'm delighted with it. Back to an easy cut, picks up all the clippings and leaves lovely stripes in the lawn. I'd almost say cutting the lawn is a pleasure!

You have been warned!

Just bought the 34cm Bosch version from Amazon and had to return it. Terrible quality. Parts didn't fit together well. Sent it back. Might be reason for recent discounts.

Is there a code for the 430? Ta

I can't find the flymo near that price on diy website. Can someone please paste the link and the code for flymo?

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diddlypockets

I can't find the flymo near that price on diy website. Can someone please … I can't find the flymo near that price on diy website. Can someone please paste the link and the code for flymo?

hotukdeals.com/dea…124

10% quidco too

I've used this mower for about the last 6 years and I'd heartily recommend it. Solidly built, no problems so far and at 6.6kg it's light enough to pick up and move around easily. I think I paid about this price, so considering inflation and Brexit related price rises, this is a very hot deal.

backinstock

I've had the 34cm Bosch for a while and although it's on the heavy side, … I've had the 34cm Bosch for a while and although it's on the heavy side, it's very good.Two cuts already this year!


Two cuts is that it? Lazy I've done 3

gr8h8me

Two cuts is that it? Lazy I've done 3



Yes, so has the wife.

Ivanhoe____

I've used this mower for about the last 6 years and I'd heartily … I've used this mower for about the last 6 years and I'd heartily recommend it. Solidly built, no problems so far and at 6.6kg it's light enough to pick up and move around easily. I think I paid about this price, so considering inflation and Brexit related price rises, this is a very hot deal.


I doubt this has the same components. Probably not assembled in the UK.

get the offer that seems to be the least bover to you

Besford

Beware: not all Bosch mowers are equal! I know this seems like a great … Beware: not all Bosch mowers are equal! I know this seems like a great deal but read on:I had fantastic experience with a similar but larger Bosch mower for many years - by far the best mower I ever had (came to hate previous Flymo which wouldn't pick up all the grass) and recommended to many. Last year I saw a terrific B&Q deal for a later model Bosch and thought it was a good opportunity to 'upgrade'; sold the old one easily on ebay. What a mistake! New one was less powerful, flimsy, left grass clippings in lumps and just didn't perform like the old one, even on dry grass. Shorter lead too.Bosch didn't want to know (surprisingly poor customer service from a respected brand) but, fortunately, Homebase (pre-Bunnings) took it back.Subsequently learned that these Chinese made Bosch machines are made down to a price for the DIY sheds and those in the know will advise against. Decent ones (UK made I think) are still available but will cost more. You can identify them by the black cover over the motor.Bought one of the good ones second hand and I'm delighted with it. Back to an easy cut, picks up all the clippings and leaves lovely stripes in the lawn. I'd almost say cutting the lawn is a pleasure!You have been warned!



I bought my Bosch 34 from Homebase 3 years ago - great mower. They had the 34 and 34R at the time and the guy said they were the same - not true.
34 Made in UK with 1400w motor
34R Made in China 1300w motor and wobbled when it moved.

u664541

I bought my Bosch 34 from Homebase 3 years ago - great mower. They had … I bought my Bosch 34 from Homebase 3 years ago - great mower. They had the 34 and 34R at the time and the guy said they were the same - not true.34 Made in UK with 1400w motor34R Made in China 1300w motor and wobbled when it moved.


So the Bosch Rotak 320ER sold by B&Q must be made in China and the Rotak 32-12 sold by Homebase for £75 must be made in the UK? Can anyone confirm this?

Got mine this afternoon and can confirm it is made in China. All in all I am quite happy from the way it works ... was struggling a little bit but I am sure it was because the grass was long and wet.
Edited by: "ms84" 2nd Apr

We've had our Bosch for 18 months and it is now kaput. Ordered spare parts but it does not seem to be repairable. Don't think I'd give another one from Biosch a go.

discoman2016

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/flymo-hover-vac-280-hover-lawnmower-56-voucher-for-a-further-10-off-reduced-from-2651124



Ah.. thanks. Must have missed this one...

This lawn mower lacks power since it became Chinese built. If you have long grass it will struggle and clogs up easily. I bought one from Homebase on a deal hoping it was a German one before it changed to Chinese built but "made in China" was on the box and then I knew what to expect.

China or Germany it doesn't make much difference anymore. The saving is on the Labour and energy costs. Having sold mowers in the past there's a difference in the petrol mowers, particularly in returns - definitely go for the briggs and strattons etc, plastic or metal deck. Or... a £20 wilko mower! which has cut our mossy, overgrown at times large(ish) lawns without fail. Admittedly the basket needs to be emptied every 10 feet and 'Wilko' written on the side in very big letters shouts 'el cheapo!' but meh, does the job.

Good deal. Added heat...

billybobber

China or Germany it doesn't make much difference anymore. The saving is … China or Germany it doesn't make much difference anymore. The saving is on the Labour and energy costs. Having sold mowers in the past there's a difference in the petrol mowers, particularly in returns - definitely go for the briggs and strattons etc, plastic or metal deck. Or... a £20 wilko mower! which has cut our mossy, overgrown at times large(ish) lawns without fail. Admittedly the basket needs to be emptied every 10 feet and 'Wilko' written on the side in very big letters shouts 'el cheapo!' but meh, does the job.



Sorry but in this case you're wrong (see my post #7). What you say may appear to make sense but the Chinese ones are different, even if the same size, and are much poorer in quality and performance. I'm sure the Chinese could make them just as well as the UK factory but Bosch has adopted a 2 tier approach and uses China to churn out the cheap ones to get volume through the DIY sheds, etc. For the moment at least the UK assembled ones (black cover over the motor) are a better design. I learned this the hard way but have since discovered that those in the know have been aware for some time.

dhanepud

How is the Bosch mower + strimmer deal compared to Flymo ? I'm totally … How is the Bosch mower + strimmer deal compared to Flymo ? I'm totally new to buying mower & recently moved into my place which needs mowing so curious to know which/how to pick ?


I had a Rotak for about 7 years and thought I would have a change to a Flymo.....absolutely hated it for the past 2 years....nowhere near as good as a Rotak so have just ordered one of these for £56

backinstock

Good reply.I prefer the Bosch to a Flymo, but use both (Flymo at my … Good reply.I prefer the Bosch to a Flymo, but use both (Flymo at my Mothers).If buying a Flymo, buy a decent level one with a solid metal blade. The small plastic bladed ones are garbage and frustrating.


Bosch are much easier to adjust the cutting level, its at the sides. Flymo its underneath and you need to be able to pull the metal bar on the springs and adjust into place. not that easy

Original Poster

vivsmifff

Bosch are much easier to adjust the cutting level, its at the sides. … Bosch are much easier to adjust the cutting level, its at the sides. Flymo its underneath and you need to be able to pull the metal bar on the springs and adjust into place. not that easy



The 32cm bosch is also like this, there is a metal axle attached to springs and then you have to walk each foot up the rungs. I don't see this as a problem as I typically pick a longer length and cut to that - the wee beasties prefer longer grass, they're more important than peoples perception of how tidy my lawn is.

Hi

Perfect timing as need a lawnmower!

Tried to buy this yesterday but got an error at the payment screen 4 times! Tried this morning and transactions went through successfully

ordered one. Thanks

thanks just what I was looking for

where do you need to put the Code. I see no option for entering the code?

Original Poster

At the checkout below all the items there should be 3 expanding areas (with pluses i think) one of them says add voucher (or similar) when you click this the field should be revealed

emdiesse

At the checkout below all the items there should be 3 expanding areas … At the checkout below all the items there should be 3 expanding areas (with pluses i think) one of them says add voucher (or similar) when you click this the field should be revealed


Thanks mate. Quite sneaky

Received the mower and trimmer today.. it is the first time i own a mower so hard for me to tell if it is good or not.

One thing for sure, the trimmer appears to be 2nd hand, as it has clear scratch marks out of the box..

Ordered them thanks. I'm in same boat as fileexit, although not checked yet..

Anyone know what the Mac Allister 1200w for £50 (£40 with code) is like for use/reliability. Has 2 year guarantee. Also 1 step height adjust. Also preferred the handle.

ela_vips

ordered one. Thanks



Looks like you and others won't take advice. I guess if you haven't got anything to compare it to you may be satisfied but, believe me, it's a poor mower.
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