Florabest Briggs & Stratton Petrol Mower with 3 Year Warranty £139 at Lidl.
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Florabest Briggs & Stratton Petrol Mower with 3 Year Warranty £139 at Lidl.

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Found 26th Jun
Looks an excellent value mower with reputable engine, 42cm cutting width and a 3 year warranty.

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r-c3 m ago

After a bad buy many years ago I judge a lawnmower by its wheels. This …After a bad buy many years ago I judge a lawnmower by its wheels. This looks like it has bad wheels.


Yep it's the ones with square wheels that you really have to look for.
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Any idea if its self propelled?
jai4719 m ago

Any idea if its self propelled?


I'd say not. Only one pull handle from look of it.
It's a pusher.
Yes you propel it yourself.
After a bad buy many years ago I judge a lawnmower by its wheels. This looks like it has bad wheels.
r-c3 m ago

After a bad buy many years ago I judge a lawnmower by its wheels. This …After a bad buy many years ago I judge a lawnmower by its wheels. This looks like it has bad wheels.


Yep it's the ones with square wheels that you really have to look for.
Look like they belong on a very cheap pram....
r-c39 m ago

After a bad buy many years ago I judge a lawnmower by its wheels. This …After a bad buy many years ago I judge a lawnmower by its wheels. This looks like it has bad wheels.


My mower doesn't have wheels, how do you judge that?
DonDraper38 m ago

Yep it's the ones with square wheels that you really have to look for.


Thanks for making me dribble coffee whilst I stifled laughing
r-c1 h, 2 m ago

After a bad buy many years ago I judge a lawnmower by its wheels. This …After a bad buy many years ago I judge a lawnmower by its wheels. This looks like it has bad wheels.


Yeh it doesnt have the spinning chrome alloys i like im out......
r-c1 h, 9 m ago

After a bad buy many years ago I judge a lawnmower by its wheels. This …After a bad buy many years ago I judge a lawnmower by its wheels. This looks like it has bad wheels.


What???? They are 3 spoke alloys!!!
Luke4efc51 m ago

My mower doesn't have wheels, how do you judge that?


Kid will nick anything nowadays. Too late for locking wheel nuts.
If it lasts the 3 years, then youve got your moneys worth.
I've got this one. I bought it when it was last on offer. It's excellent. I also really like the guarantee as my last mountfield suddenly packed up and there was very little I could do. Finding someone to repair it was very difficult.
Brilliant buy with that Briggs and Stratton engine!
ahmisterbond1 h, 46 m ago

I've got this one. I bought it when it was last on offer. It's excellent. …I've got this one. I bought it when it was last on offer. It's excellent. I also really like the guarantee as my last mountfield suddenly packed up and there was very little I could do. Finding someone to repair it was very difficult.


I just paid £127 for a service on my Mountfield.
Would have been as well buying this.
Also got this last year.
Pros: good price for a petrol and much easier and quicker that trailing a cable.
Cons: doesn't cut as close to the edges as my old electric, doesn't give as low a cut as my old electric and when cold can sometimes be a but of a nightmare to start(sometimes seen myself pull the cord about 20 times before it starts, when the engine is hot tho starts no probs)
Edited by: "davief1" 26th Jun
davief16 h, 16 m ago

Also got this last year.Pros: good price for a petrol and much easier and …Also got this last year.Pros: good price for a petrol and much easier and quicker that trailing a cable.Cons: doesn't cut as close to the edges as my old electric, doesn't give as low a cut as my old electric and when cold can sometimes be a but of a nightmare to start(sometimes seen myself pull the cord about 20 times before it starts, when the engine is hot tho starts no probs)


I've had mine 3 years (my first petrol), can't complain. The main benefit over electric is not having a trailing cable. Took me half an hour to assemble, make sure you use a good quality sae30 spec oil (not included). I use fully synthetic 5w30 which is better for cold start. Also, I use premium fuel either shell's vpower or BP ultimate. When starting, I need to press the prime button several times to circulate the fuel but it always fires up 1st time or 2nd time at the latest.

After the last cut of the year, I run the fuel to empty before storage and change the oil before the first cut in Spring. The only downside is there's no drain plug so the old oil has to be syphoned out.

Well worth the money if you're thinking of going for a petrol though you do have to factor in the additional mantainance.

My next mower would have be a self-propelled though due the slope on my lawn it would make it a lot easier.
Riyaal2 h, 10 m ago

I've had mine 3 years (my first petrol), can't complain. The main benefit …I've had mine 3 years (my first petrol), can't complain. The main benefit over electric is not having a trailing cable. Took me half an hour to assemble, make sure you use a good quality sae30 spec oil (not included). I use fully synthetic 5w30 which is better for cold start. Also, I use premium fuel either shell's vpower or BP ultimate. When starting, I need to press the prime button several times to circulate the fuel but it always fires up 1st time or 2nd time at the latest.After the last cut of the year, I run the fuel to empty before storage and change the oil before the first cut in Spring. The only downside is there's no drain plug so the old oil has to be syphoned out. Well worth the money if you're thinking of going for a petrol though you do have to factor in the additional mantainance. My next mower would have be a self-propelled though due the slope on my lawn it would make it a lot easier.



You shold always store over the winter with a full tank, not empty or rust will form in the fuel tank
At this price you don't need to be kind to them service wise. Perhaps have the blade sharpened occasionally but that's it. My petrol mower with Briggs engine is on its 3rd year... I'll use it until it breaks.
sparkyy27th Jun

You shold always store over the winter with a full tank, not empty or rust …You shold always store over the winter with a full tank, not empty or rust will form in the fuel tank


Think the tanks are mostly plastic nowadays
How does this compare the the Einhall PM46 reduced at toolstation, its same price here ?
Rated. I purchased this when it was £129 I believe. My parents have a mower with a Briggs and Stratton engine for over 17 years now, still ticking along with little maintenane, hence my purchase. Engine - 5/5, Build quality 4/5. The foam bit on our hand got slightly cut, but doesn't seem to be getting worse. Not bad with a 3 year warranty included. Have some heat.
Id file this in the black and white tv category

what is the point of a push only petrol lawnmower, unless you have a very small garden and then what is the point of have a petrol lawnmower
Wonder what planet I live on. Had my petrol mower 30 plus years. Sure 3 or 4 times it wouldn't start, bit of fiddling always got it going. I wonder how many are thrown out just because they won't start.
Little tip of your having problems starting, take off the recoil starter, there's usually a nut underneath. Attach a socket and use an electric drill to give it some revs, mains drill best.
If some people are quick, Tesco has a few of their petrol mower back in stock on their half price sale here (£62.50) -Tesco Petrol mower
Edited by: "Meeko" 27th Jun
lumsdot1 h, 51 m ago

Id file this in the black and white tv categorywhat is the point of a push …Id file this in the black and white tv categorywhat is the point of a push only petrol lawnmower, unless you have a very small garden and then what is the point of have a petrol lawnmower


You might want the exercise.
Edited by: "clemf" 27th Jun
Sandy10124 h, 30 m ago

How does this compare the the Einhall PM46 reduced at toolstation, its …How does this compare the the Einhall PM46 reduced at toolstation, its same price here ?


It has a Briggs and Stratton engine, so that if you are handy you should be able to fix or service the machine, as the parts are readily available. If you’re less inclined to do the work yourself, it’s likely that you’ll be able to find someone locally who services or repairs Briggs and Stratton engines.
sparkyy27th Jun

You shold always store over the winter with a full tank, not empty or rust …You shold always store over the winter with a full tank, not empty or rust will form in the fuel tank


You shouldn't leave fuel in the carb though it will gunk up as the petrol breaks down leaving sticky deposits
lumsdot4 h, 24 m ago

Id file this in the black and white tv categorywhat is the point of a push …Id file this in the black and white tv categorywhat is the point of a push only petrol lawnmower, unless you have a very small garden and then what is the point of have a petrol lawnmower


It's more convenient to use petrol. Wheel it out the garage prime pull away. Unless you have a very steep garden I find self propelled a waste of money and it's another aspect to go wrong on the mower. I wouldn't go back to electric and the hassle of a cable. Even if I have to tinker with the carb from time to time.
Meeko4 h, 37 m ago

If some people are quick, Tesco has a few of their petrol mower back in …If some people are quick, Tesco has a few of their petrol mower back in stock on their half price sale here (£62.50) -Tesco Petrol mower


Thanks! Bought
fazzy-bhoy17 h, 39 m ago

I just paid £127 for a service on my Mountfield. Would have been as well …I just paid £127 for a service on my Mountfield. Would have been as well buying this.


Wow that seems expensive. What did they actually do to it?
DonDraper22 h, 5 m ago

Yep it's the ones with square wheels that you really have to look for.


Have been thinking why one of my neighbours keep pushing her lawnmower without wheels...
Edited by: "pmaker" 27th Jun
Luke4efc1 h, 9 m ago

Wow that seems expensive. What did they actually do to it?


Not a lot I would think. Change oil clean air filter, sharpen blade, possible spark plug, then a wipe with an oily rag!
As said earlier, had my mountfield 30+ years. 3 or 4 oil changes, I new blade, 1 new spark plug!!
Ps. All done by myself, should change the oil again, don't spose I will!
If you do it yourself, max £10…more if you need new blade, which you generally won't.
Edited by: "compadre" 27th Jun
Luke4efc1 h, 14 m ago

Wow that seems expensive. What did they actually do to it?


The belt drive cover had broken and I think grass got into the mechanics. He did give a list of stuff they did, but I was still pretty shocked.
Goes well now but is still pretty aged. Def buying proper tools and giving it a go fixing it next time.
If I bu99er it up, then hey ho.
compadre1 h, 41 m ago

Not a lot I would think. Change oil clean air filter, sharpen blade, …Not a lot I would think. Change oil clean air filter, sharpen blade, possible spark plug, then a wipe with an oily rag!As said earlier, had my mountfield 30+ years. 3 or 4 oil changes, I new blade, 1 new spark plug!!Ps. All done by myself, should change the oil again, don't spose I will!If you do it yourself, max £10…more if you need new blade, which you generally won't.


Oil changes every 8 or so years isn't actually as bad as you think. There's no oil-ways to get clogged up (at least on the briggs engine) and it just functions on a splash system. The air filter should never get dirty enough to be cleaned every service unless you tip it up the wrong way and get it covered in oil. The only thing worth doing at a service is cleaning the carb out, replacing diapragm and gasket (if it's a briggs 35 classic) or cleaning the bowl out. An hours job if it's your first time (if that).

I'v bought and sold a few mowers now, only had to change one blade and boss kit (because they hit something and snapped it off). Other than that you can grind them up sharp again. Had a spare lying around so didn't cost me anything.
fazzy-bhoy1 h, 36 m ago

The belt drive cover had broken and I think grass got into the mechanics. …The belt drive cover had broken and I think grass got into the mechanics. He did give a list of stuff they did, but I was still pretty shocked. Goes well now but is still pretty aged. Def buying proper tools and giving it a go fixing it next time. If I bu99er it up, then hey ho.


The only expensive tool you need is an air compressor for blowing the carb out. Failing that you get some specialist carburettor cleaner for less than a fiver. Maybe worth it for a one off, invest in a compressor if you have the room/ planning to do more handywork. The rest can be done with a cheap socket set and a couple different sized flathead/ phillips screwdrivers that every household has hidden away somewhere.
I am on the fence, not sure to buy this one or the one from Costco (their returns service are amazing) costco.co.uk/Gar…091
Also finding it difficult to understand the difference between the Costco one and the Lidl one.
nipstyler27th Jun

You shouldn't leave fuel in the carb though it will gunk up as the petrol …You shouldn't leave fuel in the carb though it will gunk up as the petrol breaks down leaving sticky deposits


Not over the course of one winter.
sparkyy1st Jul

Not over the course of one winter.

Yes over the course of one winter. It's the most common reason for mowers not starting or running properly when you come to use the mower the first time the next year. Modern unleaded fuel contains a fair amount of bio ethanol which absorbs water. That water accelerates the oxidisation of the fuel leading to polymers forming. Ie a sticky deposit in the carb. Leaving dry is the best option unless you either run the mower every week over winter or love doing a full carb service every new season.
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