Makita DLM431Z Twin 18v / 36v LXT Cordless 43 Centimeters Lawn Mower Bare Unit £99 @ Amazon
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Makita DLM431Z Twin 18v / 36v LXT Cordless 43 Centimeters Lawn Mower Bare Unit £99 @ Amazon

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Posted 11th Sep
Update 1
Priced dropped to £99
Great price for this, especially considering it's sold directly by Amazon. Look in the right-hand price box to see the £119 price from Amazon. Batteries sold separately.

  • Soft start and electric brake
  • Electronic current limiter for overload protection
  • Single lever cutting height adjustment
  • Low noise and vibration, Noise dB: 80dB
  • Grass box with grass level indicator

Product Description

Makita is one of the leading manufacturer of professional power tools on the market. The DLM431Z is a cordless push-type lawn mower designed for cutting lawn surface of up to 950 sq m. It is powered by two 18 V Lithium-ion batteries in series (not included) to supply energy to the powerful 36 V DC motor drive system and delivers up to 30 minutes of run time using two 18 V LXT 5.0 Ah batteries (not included). Smooth running lawn mower thanks to built-in ball bearing on axles. Easy installation/removal of grass box, can be removed by just lifting it up. Features rubberised handle bar and foldable handle that makes it compact for easy storage.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Makita DLM431Z
  • 1 x Socket wrench
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Shame you have to buy the battery separa
I was considering this earlier this week but there’s a good number of poor reviews that put me off.
Punjabi.Geezer11/09/2019 17:07

I was considering this earlier this week but there’s a good number of poor …I was considering this earlier this week but there’s a good number of poor reviews that put me off.


Same! Almost got it via the eBay code but there are as many positive reviews as negative!
£240 if you need batteries and charger. That is not such a good deal :/
Just used mine which was £110 on ebay last week. It's tough and it cuts well. Unless it's going to fall apart I can't see how there can be anything negative. Cutting the grass is now half hour instead of 1.5hrs!
Just bought one. I believe that there is 6% Topcash Back in gardening at Amazon at the moment
Bought this last year,in the building trade so have batteries for my tools i think its ace yes its not going to cut like a petrol mower were you can push through long grass but just do your lawn a bit more often nice and light love it
Same price at every other online retailer.
extraj11/09/2019 17:40

Just used mine which was £110 on ebay last week. It's tough and it cuts …Just used mine which was £110 on ebay last week. It's tough and it cuts well. Unless it's going to fall apart I can't see how there can be anything negative. Cutting the grass is now half hour instead of 1.5hrs!


Bought mine earlier this week from ebay, used yesterday evening. Used 3.0ah batteries. Not as powerful as my corded or petrol mowers but I was able to mow front and back gardens without issue.

Btw, sick or wires and petrol mower too heavy as go up steps to back garden.
The Makita name and seemingly low price look attractive until you realise you require not only the batteries but also the charger to make it work lol. The Amazon Worx deal is still THE pick IMO, which includes everything you need to get started. Have it myself and it's a cracker.

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Edited by: "bellboys" 11th Sep
Punjabi.Geezer11/09/2019 17:07

I was considering this earlier this week but there’s a good number of poor …I was considering this earlier this week but there’s a good number of poor reviews that put me off.


I bought one in the summer ,so far its very good, im please with it, it cuts my lawn with ease and loads of spare battery left, if fact the indicator don't move from full ( lawn is 6x6 mts)
bellboys11/09/2019 18:13

The Makita name and seemingly low price look attractive until you realise …The Makita name and seemingly low price look attractive until you realise you require not only the batteries but also the charger to make it work lol. The Amazon Worx deal is still THE pick IMO, which includes everything you need to get started. Have it myself and it's a cracker.https://www.amazon.co.uk/WORX-WG927E-Mower-Cordless-Trimmer/dp/B07JRDL1DN/ref=asc_df_B07JRDL1DN/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310080348155&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15401117228938712345&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046348&hvtargid=pla-640244133104&psc=1&th=1&psc=1


But if you already have the tools and batteries its a good buy
aj8411/09/2019 17:16

Same! Almost got it via the eBay code but there are as many positive …Same! Almost got it via the eBay code but there are as many positive reviews as negative!


Great mower. Bought ours last year and don't understand the negative reviews. Some of these point to the front wheels bending which I suspect is down to misuse or weight being put on top of the mower whilst its in storage - wheel axles just dont bend! Others mention the grass collection box - never had an issue. Some mention cutting wet grass - never cut grass when wet so can't comment other than most manufacturers recommend you don't as it puts added stress on the motor. I would say that its great for small lawns. if you have huge lawns then this may struggle with a battery life. Just bought another for my elderly mum to use as it is so much easier than a corded machine and literally takes a third of the time it used to to mow our lawns.
fiqqer11/09/2019 17:30

£240 if you need batteries and charger. That is not such a good deal :/


It is if you have loads of makita tools and batteries like me i got it its a good mower to be fair
Kear11/09/2019 18:17

But if you already have the tools and batteries its a good buy



If you are already invested in the makita system then probably. But, IMO there are better value solutions out there. The Worx set I highlighted also includes a very decent strimmer don't forget, as well as 2 batteries and dual charger. Plus their other tools are much cheaper than Makita (and have a 3 year warranty). Horses for courses...
Remember if you register this product with Makita you get a 3 year warranty as opposed to 1 year.
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theredw0man11/09/2019 17:02

Shame you have to buy the battery separa


Makita batteries ar 50-75 pounds each. So if this was with 2x 5ah batteries and charger it would be 280 pounds.
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Edited by: "Pentop" 11th Sep
Ordered... Just need to decide if I actually want this or to keep the petrol one I got from wilkos for £60...
What are the negative reviews saying? Ive got this one and it's fantastic, I wouldn't go back to corded now I've used this. Heat from me
ned.ford11/09/2019 19:00

Makita batteries ar 50-75 pounds each. So if this was with 2x 5ah …Makita batteries ar 50-75 pounds each. So if this was with 2x 5ah batteries and charger it would be 280 pounds.


IVe never paid £75 for a makita battery in my life. If you keeps ur eyes peeled there have been some good deals on Amazon lately. I got 3x 5.0ah for £23 each a couple of months ago. U gotta be quick to get them tho.
bellboys11/09/2019 18:22

If you are already invested in the makita system then probably. But, IMO …If you are already invested in the makita system then probably. But, IMO there are better value solutions out there. The Worx set I highlighted also includes a very decent strimmer don't forget, as well as 2 batteries and dual charger. Plus their other tools are much cheaper than Makita (and have a 3 year warranty). Horses for courses...


And Worx is poor in comparison.

The Worx deal is meaningless to anyone reasonably in another tool ecosystem, which they likely will be.

It makes very little, if no sense, to buy into a different ecosystem.

Those looking at Makita deals likely are already in the Makita ecosystem, like me.

Makita kit is far superior. Obviously it will cost more. But Worx is budget stuff.

So it really is a bit pointless.
minimoff11/09/2019 20:27

IVe never paid £75 for a makita battery in my life. If you keeps ur eyes …IVe never paid £75 for a makita battery in my life. If you keeps ur eyes peeled there have been some good deals on Amazon lately. I got 3x 5.0ah for £23 each a couple of months ago. U gotta be quick to get them tho.


Yeah, and I got a random orbit sander plus 5ah battery for just a couple of quid over £80.

The comments about batteries are just stupid really.
I probably wouldn't buy this if I didn't already own Makita tools and batteries, and wouldn't expect anyone to buy this without already owning some or intending to start.

The reviews are mixed but read some other reviews on Google and felt reassured - plus this is sold by Amazon so pretty good customer service in case anything does go wrong, which is one of the reasons I didn't pull the trigger last week on the cheaper eBay deal.

Generally these sell for £160-170, on the other sites such as FFX. I still don't get how Amazon price so low, but they do keep doing it on Makita backorders.

We're going from a corded Bosch Rotak that I picked up earlier this year (first year with a lawn so wanted to see if I kept up with it before spending more on cordless), and looking forward to it because the cables are a faff, I think we'll benefit from the wider 43cm compared to the current 32cm, and this looks like it'll get a lower cut.

Keep an eye out for Makita deals, you'll pick up some bargains - I'm not one to boast about the deals I've picked up but a quick search for Makita on here will give you an idea of some the prices that they've sold for.

EDIT: I've checked the other sites again, and can see that they've also dropped prices and is possible that Amazon may even have priced matched. It's only a recent drop in price as I've been monitoring this for at least a month across various sites waiting for it to drop.
Edited by: "MrBrightside1987" 11th Sep
Shinoke11/09/2019 21:20

And Worx is poor in comparison.The Worx deal is meaningless to anyone …And Worx is poor in comparison.The Worx deal is meaningless to anyone reasonably in another tool ecosystem, which they likely will be.It makes very little, if no sense, to buy into a different ecosystem.Those looking at Makita deals likely are already in the Makita ecosystem, like me.Makita kit is far superior. Obviously it will cost more. But Worx is budget stuff.So it really is a bit pointless.




And yet this Makita mower seems to get worse user reviews than the Worx equivalent including more than one user who claims the front wheels have basically buckled! Go figure.....
Edited by: "bellboys" 11th Sep
Now showing at £103.95 sold by Toolstop
ZipperLT12/09/2019 09:21

Now showing at £103.95 sold by Toolstop



Just checked on their own site and it comes up at £99 with free next day delivery (Amazon is after 26 September though usually they dispatch earlier).

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Will be sticking to Amazon for the support in case of issues.
Edited by: "MrBrightside1987" 12th Sep
bellboys11/09/2019 18:22

If you are already invested in the makita system then probably. But, IMO …If you are already invested in the makita system then probably. But, IMO there are better value solutions out there. The Worx set I highlighted also includes a very decent strimmer don't forget, as well as 2 batteries and dual charger. Plus their other tools are much cheaper than Makita (and have a 3 year warranty). Horses for courses...


Agree, also register any Makita product and you also get a 3 year warranty. Going on what I own, I would recommend Makita to anyone, espesially the lawnmover its very good
Manufacturers should be compelled to agree a standard format for batteries and chargers.
xigent12/09/2019 18:24

Manufacturers should be compelled to agree a standard format for batteries …Manufacturers should be compelled to agree a standard format for batteries and chargers.


Would be great if Makita offered ebike compatible kit too combining multiple batteries. Especially if taking tools, recharge on site.
Edited by: "ZipperLT" 13th Sep
Amazon price has now dropped to £101.97, will be cancelling my order and re-ordering at this price.
MrBrightside198713/09/2019 15:03

Amazon price has now dropped to £101.97, will be cancelling my order and …Amazon price has now dropped to £101.97, will be cancelling my order and re-ordering at this price.


Mine has already arrived and been tested. Very impressive piece, robust and not too "plasticy". Had it going from 3ah and 5ah batteries. The smaller one dropped 2 bars, the bigger only 1. The bag was overflowing before I noticed that it's full at which point the 5 x 15 meters area was finished doing.
ZipperLT13/09/2019 15:20

Mine has already arrived and been tested. Very impressive piece, robust …Mine has already arrived and been tested. Very impressive piece, robust and not too "plasticy". Had it going from 3ah and 5ah batteries. The smaller one dropped 2 bars, the bigger only 1. The bag was overflowing before I noticed that it's full at which point the 5 x 15 meters area was finished doing.



Nice! Mine's been dispatched but arriving next Thursday. I just spoke to Amazon CS and they give me £20 gift credit so might be worth a shot? Got 2 4ah so sounds like that'll be about 2 bars each for our similar sized garden.
MrBrightside198713/09/2019 15:50

Nice! Mine's been dispatched but arriving next Thursday. I just spoke to …Nice! Mine's been dispatched but arriving next Thursday. I just spoke to Amazon CS and they give me £20 gift credit so might be worth a shot? Got 2 4ah so sounds like that'll be about 2 bars each for our similar sized garden.


An insane deal you got there, if this was the begining of summer it would overheat HUKD servers.
A note regarding batteries, it's best not to charge them completely fully as that's when they receive most wear and discharging them from that point would be considered a complete battery cycle of which it has a limited amount. But if only charged up to 80-90% right before the use, Li-Ion will last forever. Best stored at 40%-50% capacity.
MrBrightside198713/09/2019 15:03

Amazon price has now dropped to £101.97, will be cancelling my order and …Amazon price has now dropped to £101.97, will be cancelling my order and re-ordering at this price.


£99.00 now
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