Bosch Rotak Lawnmowers price cut on amazon - up to 45% off + free delivery e.g Bosch Rotak 34 - £74.99
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Bosch Rotak Lawnmowers price cut on amazon - up to 45% off + free delivery e.g Bosch Rotak 34 - £74.99

£74.99£129.9942%Amazon Deals
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Found 7th Apr
Bosch Rotak 32 cordless - 240.15 (from 369.99)
Bosch Rotak 34 - 74.99 (from 129.99)
Bosch Rotak 40 - 146 (from 189.99)

Been looking for one for myself for a while now and finally on sale, bought the bosch 32r for 59.99 (now no longer at this price)
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Ts18992 m ago

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I've got the 32r and it's brilliant. Paid £65.00 about three years ago on Amazon on a daily deal. 32r is perfect for me small front lawn, medium back. Perfect for getting inbetween things, easy empty and light to pick up and carry. No problems since. Just used it for first time yesterday before the rain today.
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I've got the 32r and it's brilliant. Paid £65.00 about three years ago on …I've got the 32r and it's brilliant. Paid £65.00 about three years ago on Amazon on a daily deal. 32r is perfect for me small front lawn, medium back. Perfect for getting inbetween things, easy empty and light to pick up and carry. No problems since. Just used it for first time yesterday before the rain today.


Good stuff, nearly went to b&q today after giving up waiting, glad I checked! Saved a bunch
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Ts18992 m ago

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Everything ever made does sometimes. Bad luck. Did you get a replacement or refund?
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EdinburghShop852 h, 0 m ago

Good stuff, nearly went to b&q today after giving up waiting, glad I …Good stuff, nearly went to b&q today after giving up waiting, glad I checked! Saved a bunch


Think you'll be happy. Get yourself a blade sharpener if you haven't already got one. I've got a drill bit that acts as one and give blade a going over once a year. Handle a bit fiddly putting on but once it's on its on. Sounds and feels powerful for its size and cuts nice and level. Three settings at front wheels so just do a check before you cut that both levels are set the same as once every so often once slips out if you hit an edge. It can produce strips on lawn too. I love it.
Edited by: "deleted1836930" 7th Apr
BTW the 32r is £54.99 not 59
Anyone got any of the cordless ones? I’ve got an approx 100m2 garden and wondered if it’s good enough ?
40 was £130 last week.
Thanks just ordered!
Donniey16 m ago

Anyone got any of the cordless ones? I’ve got an approx 100m2 garden and w …Anyone got any of the cordless ones? I’ve got an approx 100m2 garden and wondered if it’s good enough ?


Cordless Bosch mowers are great - but very expensive. I've got a 42 or 43cm one (can't remember) and a lawn about that size. A 4Ah Li-ion battery will easily do it in one charge but a 2.6Ah one is marginal. 32cm like the one listed here is very small!

Wouldn't go back to a corded one now, especially not one of the Chinese made ones in this thread which are really poor.

These are in Aldi this week (a few left in my local) which are such good value they may be worth a shot (40cm):

hotukdeals.com/dea…974
Edited by: "Besford" 7th Apr
CAUTION, BEWARE!

I'm a great fan of Bosch Rotak lawnmowers but I learned the hard way that they're not all good!

I sold an older model (UK made) when I saw a deal like these and quickly regretted it; I didn't realise there were different types but found out the hard way that this is well known. The UK made ones are brilliant but the Chinese made ones, which look similar, are really hopeless. Flimsier, lack power, shorter leads, don't pick up properly, etc., etc. They are made for DIY sheds, Amazon, etc. to sell on price. Bosch aren't interested either - surprisingly poor service for a premium brand. Fortunately shop took it back. I replaced it with a second hand, UK made cordless and it's back to brilliant again!

I think one of the ways to tell is that the UK ones have a black cover over the motor, the Chinese ones are green like the photo at the top of this thread. It does say where they are made on the boxes.

People will deny but you have been warned!
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jayman198654 m ago

BTW the 32r is £54.99 not 59


Good shout!
Was going to buy till I read the reviews..seems the smaller green-fronted models (30 series) are made in China are are sub standard to the UK larger models (40 models).

Shame.

After a small mower but think I will pass on this one..
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Besford7th Apr

CAUTION, BEWARE!I'm a great fan of Bosch Rotak lawnmowers but I learned …CAUTION, BEWARE!I'm a great fan of Bosch Rotak lawnmowers but I learned the hard way that they're not all good!I sold an older model (UK made) when I saw a deal like these and quickly regretted it; I didn't realise there were different types but found out the hard way that this is well known. The UK made ones are brilliant but the Chinese made ones, which look similar, are really hopeless. Flimsier, lack power, shorter leads, don't pick up properly, etc., etc. They are made for DIY sheds, Amazon, etc. to sell on price. Bosch aren't interested either - surprisingly poor service for a premium brand. Fortunately shop took it back. I replaced it with a second hand, UK made cordless and it's back to brilliant again! :DI think one of the ways to tell is that the UK ones have a black cover over the motor, the Chinese ones are green like the photo at the top of this thread. It does say where they are made on the boxes. People will deny but you have been warned!


Mines the 32r green "Chinese" one and it's been faultless for over three years possibly four. Used every week outside of winter covering I would say about 60sq meters of grass. I've used it in the wet and in long grass and left in a shed throughout year. I've owned other mowers including petrol Mountlfield when they were made proper so I haven't based my opinion on just this 32r. I've got to say the one I have is brilliant for its use (size and shape of garden considered) and I do bang it around a bit. So far it's cost me less than £20 per year (£65.00 when I bought it) plus electricity and it's a tenner less now. 1348 Amazon reviews with an average of 4.2 out of 5 is pretty good.

The only downside is my dog doesn't like it but he doesn't like the Dyson either.
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Freddiethecat25 m ago

Was going to buy till I read the reviews..seems the smaller green-fronted …Was going to buy till I read the reviews..seems the smaller green-fronted models (30 series) are made in China are are sub standard to the UK larger models (40 models).Shame.After a small mower but think I will pass on this one..


I'm thinking it comes with 3 years warranty so at this price worth a shot, plus reviews are good.

It was that or a flymo... which I've heard bad things about
Edited by: "EdinburghShop85" 7th Apr
These are excellent mowers, I always bought Flymo for years and when it broke I tried a Bosch 34r and boy what a difference. Such a neat cut.
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Ts18993 h, 13 m ago

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Must have watched an emotional film after drunken binge!
I called Amazon this Morning and the lady said these are manufactured in the Uk, I've ordered but will have to wait and see when it arrives.
muddypie27 m ago

I called Amazon this Morning and the lady said these are manufactured in …I called Amazon this Morning and the lady said these are manufactured in the Uk, I've ordered but will have to wait and see when it arrives.


Maybe made in UK to Chinese standards
Besford4 h, 39 m ago

CAUTION, BEWARE!I'm a great fan of Bosch Rotak lawnmowers but I learned …CAUTION, BEWARE!I'm a great fan of Bosch Rotak lawnmowers but I learned the hard way that they're not all good!I sold an older model (UK made) when I saw a deal like these and quickly regretted it; I didn't realise there were different types but found out the hard way that this is well known. The UK made ones are brilliant but the Chinese made ones, which look similar, are really hopeless. Flimsier, lack power, shorter leads, don't pick up properly, etc., etc. They are made for DIY sheds, Amazon, etc. to sell on price. Bosch aren't interested either - surprisingly poor service for a premium brand. Fortunately shop took it back. I replaced it with a second hand, UK made cordless and it's back to brilliant again! :DI think one of the ways to tell is that the UK ones have a black cover over the motor, the Chinese ones are green like the photo at the top of this thread. It does say where they are made on the boxes. People will deny but you have been warned!



Very helpfull thanx
Like the Bosch washing machines....be careful, most are great but there are the "cheap" (different-country made) versions (the way to tell if it's a cheapie version ...it's in the codes and the way the door opens from memory)
tomba58 m ago

Very helpfull thanx Like the Bosch washing machines....be careful, …Very helpfull thanx Like the Bosch washing machines....be careful, most are great but there are the "cheap" (different-country made) versions (the way to tell if it's a cheapie version ...it's in the codes and the way the door opens from memory)


My Bosch washer doesn't need deciphering: it says "Made in Poland" on the back! Yes, it's a cheapie but it's good.
muddypie23 h, 21 m ago

I called Amazon this Morning and the lady said these are manufactured in …I called Amazon this Morning and the lady said these are manufactured in the Uk, I've ordered but will have to wait and see when it arrives.


It's not the fact that they are made in UK or Made in China (no reason why the Chinese can't make good ones but they are obviously set up for the cheap ones) - that's simply a way to identify the rubbish ones, along with the colour of the motor cover. To be honest I think those who say the Chinese ones are OK have probably not tried the good ones, or simply have low standards. Good luck anyway but it should say on the box when delivered.
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deleted18369307th Apr

Think you'll be happy. Get yourself a blade sharpener if you haven't …Think you'll be happy. Get yourself a blade sharpener if you haven't already got one. I've got a drill bit that acts as one and give blade a going over once a year. Handle a bit fiddly putting on but once it's on its on. Sounds and feels powerful for its size and cuts nice and level. Three settings at front wheels so just do a check before you cut that both levels are set the same as once every so often once slips out if you hit an edge. It can produce strips on lawn too. I love it.


Can you recommend a blade sharpener? Replacement blades are nearly £40 a pop.
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tyke3 m ago

Can you recommend a blade sharpener? Replacement blades are nearly £40 a …Can you recommend a blade sharpener? Replacement blades are nearly £40 a pop.


I normally use a Dremel or you could get an oil stone too
Afaik the uk models don’t have the R attributed to them. 34R is Chinese the 34 is UK. Also the 34R is 1300w the 34 is 1400w. I have a UK model and it’s great
Its showing up as £88.80 for me
Got my Rotak 34 last August from Amazon, blew up today!
32 not available at the said price
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Showing £88 for me, cold voted
Donniey23 h, 45 m ago

Anyone got any of the cordless ones? I’ve got an approx 100m2 garden and w …Anyone got any of the cordless ones? I’ve got an approx 100m2 garden and wondered if it’s good enough ?


I bought the cordless 370 when it was in the preEaster sale (£270), put it together yesterday which was slightly awkward but manageable - one of the screw holes on the handle needed the blank knocking through with a hammer, and the two parts of the grassbox weren’t easy to align (not helped that I was in need of a coffee!). Charged the batteries up and off I went - my lawn is possibly a bit smaller than yours at maybe 70sqm (am rubbish at estimating size) but I managed an initial high cut and then going back over at a medium height before I ran out of one battery.

Quiet, light, and easy to use. Plus having the spare battery meant I could have carried on if I needed to.
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Besford19 h, 44 m ago

It's not the fact that they are made in UK or Made in China (no reason why …It's not the fact that they are made in UK or Made in China (no reason why the Chinese can't make good ones but they are obviously sey up for the cheap ones) - that's simply a way to identify the rubbish ones, along with the colour of the motor cover. To be honest I think thoise who say the Chinese ones are OK have probably not tried the good ones, or simply have low standards. Good luck anywaybut it should say on the box when delivered.



Yeah mate me with my four year old Chinese "rubbish" green mower that was "obviously" off the "cheap" production line, that cuts my grass perfectly and has not skipped a beat likes nothing better than buying a load of tat. I'm not fussy me anything will do. LOL at "simply" low standards. You should start a mower hotline to educate people. I bow at you vast mower knowledge and mower production standards.
Edited by: "deleted1836930" 8th Apr
I'm on my 2nd 43 inch cut Bosch inside 3 years.

Bosch aint as good as you would expect to be honest

My new one has a fault with the blade as the nut won't tighten up so it might have to go back
deleted18369308th Apr

Yeah mate me with my four year old Chinese "rubbish" green mower that was …Yeah mate me with my four year old Chinese "rubbish" green mower that was "obviously" off the "cheap" production line, that cuts my grass perfectly and has not skipped a beat likes nothing better than buying a load of tat. I'm not fussy me anything will do. LOL at "simply" low standards. You should start a mower hotline to educate people. I bow at you vast mower knowledge and mower production standards.


As long as you're happy that's all that matters !

Still, beats the one you've posted though..........oh.............wait a minute.............you haven't posted anything at all!
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InTheKnow44442 m ago

I'm on my 2nd 43 inch cut Bosch inside 3 years.Bosch aint as good as you …I'm on my 2nd 43 inch cut Bosch inside 3 years.Bosch aint as good as you would expect to be honestMy new one has a fault with the blade as the nut won't tighten up so it might have to go back


Do you happen to know whether it's a UK or Chinese one? Would be interesting to know. I didn't keep my Chinese one long enough to find any faults - it just didn't do the job very well! Bosch 'customer support' is dreadful: I ended up phoning Bosch in Germany and they promised a call back which never happened.
People by Rotak simply because of 'Bosch' name. When these go wrong expect to pay a fortune or scrap it! Ours had a drive belt snap in first year (wear and tear we were told!). Nah, get a cheapie they all work very much the same. Just don't buy a flymo with plastic blades, biggest con ever. Hence why they sell so many plastic blades. Most leccies have height adjust steel blade, if it doesn't cut your lawn low enough (min is usually 20mm) I just added washers to lower the blade. Bingo! nice low cut.
Just what I was looking for, bought the Rotak 34 for £74.99. Thanks OP
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