Draper mechanical lawn mower - £29.99 free click and collect or £33.94 delivered from Robert Dyas online - ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY!!!
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Draper mechanical lawn mower - £29.99 free click and collect or £33.94 delivered from Robert Dyas online - ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY!!!

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Edited by:"heathergreen1"Found 13th Sep 2017
Been after one of these for a while (my exciting life, eh!) but haven't been able to find a deal... until now that is! £29.99 click and collect is a steal, but £3.95 for delivery isn't too bad if you can't get to a shop.

Draper Mechanical Lawnmower

Perfect for smaller gardens and front lawns, this lawnmower give you the cutting power of an electric mower without all the fuss. Simply push it over your lawn and let the five ultra-sharp blades trip the grass to the perfect height, before collecting it in the large steel drum.

  • Model no.: 84750
  • Mechanical
  • Cutting heights: 18-45mm
  • 5 blades
  • Drum width: 38cm
  • Weight: 8.5kg
  • Dimensions: H24.3 x W44.5 x D54.5cm
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It is quite surprising these are still manufactured when one considers an electric mower can be had for perhaps £20, and a petrol powered one for only £40 (in Wilko this week). I suppose if one had a really small and flat lawn, and one was reasonably fit then this might still make sense.

I recall having to cut the large, very uneven lawn at my parent's house with a mechanical mower as a child, so I would still have a strong aversion to using one of these, but all the same I have added a little bit of heat. I have a feeling this will not appeal much to the average HUKD subscriber though OP, so this may be the only heat you receive today :-)
Edited by: "othen" 13th Sep 2017
If you were really environmentally friendly you wouldn't be murdering the grass in it's prime
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Ha ha. Cold as a cucumber! Doesn't surprise me, but if you're anything like me (intent on electrocuting myself in the garden one way or another and not very good at repairing electrical cords) then its worth its weight in gold.
Edited by: "heathergreen1" 13th Sep 2017
Original Poster
bloooo8 m ago

If you were really environmentally friendly you wouldn't be murdering the …If you were really environmentally friendly you wouldn't be murdering the grass in it's prime


Not sure the clearly conscious, homicidal green stuff that tries to attack me in the garden qualifies as "grass" any more.
I find this machine weight a bit too light, as my garden does my some bumps, and sometimes it pushes too easily which ends up skimming over the grass. Thinking of getting a new Fiskars or Hecht (where are the all the Qualcasts etc of yesteryear?) with 12-14Kg+, but you're talking 3 to 4 times the price.
I have a Bosch cordless Rotak as well, but much prefer a push machine, really cutting instead of tearing the grass.
Can't remember where I encountered a "push machine" in my childhood but I remember it being really heavy as well - it'll give you muscles, I'm sure And if I had a garden I bet I'd be the same (nearly electrocuting myself from being too scatty)!
mcek1 h, 15 m ago

I find this machine weight a bit too light, as my garden does my some …I find this machine weight a bit too light, as my garden does my some bumps, and sometimes it pushes too easily which ends up skimming over the grass. Thinking of getting a new Fiskars or Hecht (where are the all the Qualcasts etc of yesteryear?) with 12-14Kg+, but you're talking 3 to 4 times the price.I have a Bosch cordless Rotak as well, but much prefer a push machine, really cutting instead of tearing the grass.


Maybe wrap some old lead around the bottom of the bars.
old guy on our street has this type of mower and his grass is impeccable. These mowers do have their place and looks to be a good price.
Think of this as an exercise machine, then for 30 quid it is a bargain.

Much better than one of those expensive stationary exercise cycles, as getting a neatly cut lawn provides more motivation, and you could always take it up into your bedroom to hang your clothes on it when you've finish cutting the lawn.
I have this model.

My garden is small and I can't justify buying a power mower especially with the amount of space one would take in my garden shed.

This does a decent job, you just can't let the grass get too long before you cut it or it will take a few passes. My biggest complaint is when assembling the handle bars, the holes that attached the upper part to the lower part didn't line up properly and I had to drill the holes bigger so I could get the screw in. Oh, and the grass catcher is completely useless. Other than that, it's about what I would expect for the price.
Freakyzilla7 h, 40 m ago

I have this model. My garden is small and I can't justify buying a power …I have this model. My garden is small and I can't justify buying a power mower especially with the amount of space one would take in my garden shed.This does a decent job, you just can't let the grass get too long before you cut it or it will take a few passes. My biggest complaint is when assembling the handle bars, the holes that attached the upper part to the lower part didn't line up properly and I had to drill the holes bigger so I could get the screw in. Oh, and the grass catcher is completely useless. Other than that, it's about what I would expect for the price.


Now that is a really useful comment: first hand experience is always best.
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